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CHANDIGARH, (Gurpreet) Parliamentary Affairs Minister Brahm Mohindra on Thursday hit out at Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) national convener and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal for his promise of ending red tapeism in Punjab.

Suggesting Kejriwal to keep himself up to date, the Minister said that the state government has already executed the Punjab Anti-Red Tape Act, 2021, to promote effective administration of public affairs through simplified and trust based procedures that shall expedite processes and make governance efficient.

Notably, Brahm Mohindra had moved the Punjab Anti-Red Tape Bill-2021 during Punjab Vidhan Sabha Session on March 10, 2021, which was passed by the house with the voice vote that enables the government to impose a fine of up to Rs 50,000 or dismiss a government official or other employees for unnecessary delay in providing services to the citizens and businessmen. The Act came into force after the Governor of Punjab gave his assent to the bill on March 26, 2021.

"I am sending you (Kejriwal) a copy of the Punjab Anti-Red Tape Act, 2021," said Mohindra, asking Kejriwal to update his records.

Terming the 10 promises made by Kejriwal to traders and businessmen for the development and uplift of industry in Punjab as mere an electoral agenda with blatant lies ahead of the 2022 assembly elections, Brahm Mohindra said that the Punjab Government is committed to facilitating all the investments in Punjab.

Punjab is certainly the most attractive place to invest in terms of incentives, he said, adding that the state has the best Industrial Policy.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Government to organise the 4th edition of the Progressive Punjab Investors Summit on October 26 and 27, 2021, which will offer a peek into the wide ranging opportunities for creating and nurturing businesses in the state. The Summit will be held virtually with pan India industry leaders and will have a special State Session in the industrial capital of the state at Ludhiana on October 27.