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Sidhu sidelined? Punjab CM forms consultative groups, leaves out minister

Sidhu has been at loggerheads with Amarinder Singh

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Navjot Singh Sidhu
Navjot Singh Sidhu

has been left out of the eight consultative groups constituted by Chief to accelerate implementation of his government's flagship programmes.

and Medical Education and Research have not been made part of any of the groups, which include some MLAs and officials, according to an official statement.

Sidhu, who has been at loggerheads with Singh, was divested of local government, tourism and cultural affairs portfolios and given power and new and in rejig on Thursday.

has yet not taken the charge of his new assignment.

These consultative groups have been mandated to review the performance of the programmes and give recommendations to improve them.

They will also recommend changes to improve the outreach of the programmes and the participation of citizens in them, according to an official statement.

The government has initiated a number of pro-poor programmes in keeping with its commitment to the people of Punjab, the CM was quoted as saying in the statement.

"These programmes or schemes had shown substantial results, but during recent field tours, it was gathered that participation of elected representatives and communities in formulation and implementation of these programmes needed to be more impactful," Singh said.

The CM heads the consultative group on urban renewal and reforms, which also includes new Minister

He also leads the group on combating

heads the group on farm debt waive, another flagship scheme. It includes and as members.

heads the group on

The group on 'Ghar Ghar Rozgar' scheme on job creation is headed by Employment Generation and

Food and heads a group on with Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa and

Bajwa leads a group on rural development, while heads the group on 'Mission Tandrust Punjab'.

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First Published: Sat, June 08 2019. 18:20 IST