Punjab

Punjab government denies any link between Bhattal's likely appointment to planning board with official accommodation

June 10, 2018 04:33 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Government has denied reports about the likely appointment of former Chief Minister Rajinder Kaur Bhattal as Vice Chairperson of the Punjab State Planning Board being linked to the retention of her Government accommodation in Chandigarh’s high-security Sector 2.
An official spokesperson clarified here on Sunday that the suggestion that Bhattal’s likely appointment was to facilitate her in retaining the said accommodation was unfounded.

If Bhattal was appointed to the coveted post, which was previously held by eminent industrialist Rajinder Gupta and former Punjab BJP Chief Prof. Rajinder Bhandari, it would be on account of her vast experience and expertise in state administration as former Chief Minister, said the spokesperson.
With Bhandari’s resignation, one of the two posts of Vice Chairperson, Punjab Planning Board, had fallen vacant, and the same had to be filled, following proper procedure, said the spokesperson.

Any move to link the possible appointment

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