Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann approves proposal to create 25,000 govt jobs

After inducting ten ministers into his cabinet, Bhagwant Mann presided over his first meeting.

In his first cabinet meeting, Punjab’s Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann government approved a proposal to create 25,000 new government jobs. The Punjab Police Department has 10,000 openings out of a total of 25,000 government posts, with the remaining 15,000 being in other departments.

“This historic decision would open new vistas of employment for the youth by providing jobs to them in the government sector through a transparent and merit-based mechanism,” the spokesperson of the chief minister’s office said.


“Out of the total 25,000 government jobs, 10,000 would be offered for various posts in Punjab Police whereas the remaining 15,000 jobs would be given in other departments. The process of advertisement and notification of these jobs would be initiated within a month,” the spokesperson added.

Apart from that, the Punjab government approved the presentation of the statement of the vote on account for the fiscal year 2022-23 in the Punjab Assembly from April 1 to June 30.

The state administration also approved the presentation of supplemental claims for funding in the assembly session for the fiscal year 2021-22. This resolution will budget for additional or excess spending spent by several departments during the fiscal year 2021-22 in order to liquidate pending obligations.

This is the chief minister’s first cabinet meeting since his government was formed. Earlier in the day, a total of eleven ministers were sworn in.

On March 16, Bhagwant Mann took the oath of office as Chief Minister of Punjab in Khatkar Kalan, the ancestral village of independence warrior Bhagat Singh. The swearing-in took place just days after the Aam Aadmi Party won the assembly polls, garnering 92 seats in the 117-member body and deposing Congress from power.