“No Sifarish (Recommendations)”: Bhagwant Mann on 25,000 Jobs In Punjab


The meeting of the AAP MLAs was held in Mohali

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Sunday asked the party MLAs to work with honesty for the welfare of people.

Mr Mann, who threw open 25,000 jobs in various state government departments on Saturday in his first Cabinet meeting, asked his party MLAs to not come with any “sifarish” (recommendations) for the vacant positions.

“Many will approach you for these jobs, but refrain from making any recommendations. There is no place for corruption in Aam Aadmi Party,” Mr Mann said.

He said 10,000 jobs will be filled in the Punjab Police Department and the rest of them will be in different other departments, boards and corporations.

Unemployment has been one of the major issues that the Aam Aadmi Party had raised during the just-concluded state assembly polls.

Addressing the party MLAs, AAP National Convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal lauded the work of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann and said has “covered a lot of ground within just three days.”

“The government has begun working in Punjab,” said Mr Kejriwal.

The meeting of the AAP MLAs was held in Mohali and Kejriwal joined it via video conferencing from Delhi. 

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