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Punjab Cabinet gives nod to tabling Narang Commission Report with ATR in Assembly

The Narang Commission report, along withthe Department’s Action Taken Report (ATR), is all set to be tabled in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha, with the state cabinet givingits go-ahead for the same on Thursday.The Council of Minister, headed by Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh, approved the tabling of the report of the Commission of Inquiry headed by Justice (Retd.) J.S. Narang, and the Memorandum of the action taken thereon by the Department of Mines & Geology, under the provision of Section 3 (4) of Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952. This was disclosed here by a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office after the Cabinet meeting.It may be recalled that the Chief Minister had on Wednesday announced the government’s decision to present all Commission reports before the House, with the Narang Commission report to be tabled in the current Budget session itself.The Narang Commission of Inquiry was constituted on May 30, 2017, under Section11 of the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952 to inquire into all aspects related to sand mining auctions. The Commission submitted its report to the Government on August 9, 2017.In another decision, the Cabinet has also okayed the presentation of the budget estimates of the Punjab government for the year 2018-19, in pursuance of the provisions contained in the Clause (1) of Article 204 read with Article 206 of the Constitution of India.

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