Announcing the new jobs, Bhagwant Mann said, “I presided over the first meeting of the cabinet. The Punjab Cabinet has sealed the notification of 25,000 government jobs within a month. As we promised before the elections, employment opportunities for the youth of Punjab would be a top priority of the Aam Aadmi Party government.
Recruitment of 25000 posts including 10000 in Police Department
In the first decision taken by Bhagwant Mann in the first meeting of his cabinet on Saturday, Bhagwant Mann gave approval to fill 25,000 vacancies in various departments of the state government, including 10,000 vacancies in the police department. CM Mann announced this in a video message.
Other jobs in government departments, boards and corporations
In his message, the Chief Minister said, “An agenda of 25,000 government jobs was passed in today’s cabinet meeting.” Mr. Mann said that 10,000 posts would be filled in the Punjab Police Department and the rest would be in various departments, boards and corporations. He said that jobs would be given on the basis of merit.
‘No discrimination, recommendation or bribery’
CM Bhagwant Mann said, “There will be no discrimination, no recommendation or bribery.” The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had raised the issue of unemployment in the recent Assembly elections. Earlier on Saturday, 10 AAP MLAs, including a woman, were included in the Bhagwant Mann-led Punjab cabinet. Governor Banwarilal Purohit administered oath of office and secrecy to 10 ministers at a function at Guru Nanak Dev Auditorium of Punjab Raj Bhawan.
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