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Regulatory authority for private schools in offing: Sukhbir

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Today Said Punjab Government Would Soon Set Up A Regulatory Authority To Keep A Check On Private Schools Of The State.

PTI | Updated on: 24 Apr 2016, 07:02:44 PM


Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today said Punjab government would soon set up a Regulatory Authority to keep a check on private schools of the state.

Sukhbir said that he has asked Education Minister Daljit Singh Cheema to make sure that the Regulatory Authority starts functioning at the earliest.

Punjab government is keeping a close tab on the issue of fleecing of parents by some private schools, Sukhbir said while attending the functions organised on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, at Bhadaur House and Daresi areas, here.

The Deputy Chief Minister said the state government would not tolerate this at any cost and that is why, a Regulatory Authority in this regard is in offing and would start functioning soon.

On Kohinoor diamond, he said that the Kohinoor belongs to all Punjabis and that the Punjab government would make all efforts to bring it back.

He said that they would be meeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard very soon and would also take up this matter through diplomatic channels.

He said that if required, they would also approach the Supreme Court of India regarding this matter.

The Deputy Chief Minister said Bollywood film named Santa Banta has been banned in Punjab as it could have hurt the sentiments of Sikhs.

Regarding the parole of Davinderpal Singh Bhullar, the Deputy CM said that as per our law, even the prisoners and under trials have their rights and under the same law, they are entitled for parole as well On killing of Mata Chand Kaur, wife of Satguru Jagjit Singh, of Namdhari Sect, the Deputy CM said that an SIT comprising Commissioner Police Ludhiana Jatinder Singh Aulakh as Chairman, SSP Khanna Satinder Singh and AIG (Crime) Ravcharan Singh Brar both as members has already been formed.

He said that the SIT has got breakthrough into the case and that the killers of Mata Chand Kaur would be behind bars soon.

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First Published : 24 Apr 2016, 06:54:00 PM

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