Chandigarh, Mar 30 (PTI) Punjab Forest and SC/ST Welfare minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot today asked the officials to implement all the welfare schemes in true spirit so that its benefits reach the needy and the downtrodden. Also Read - Punjab Board Exam 2021: PSEB releases Exam Date Sheet for Class 5, 8, 10 and 12 At, Download Now

Chairing a meeting with the department officers, he said that to provide much needed respite to the needy and the downtrodden population of the state, the priority of the department should be to implement all the welfare schemes in the true spirit. Also Read - Museum on Wheels: Punjabi Artisan Sets Up Makeshift Sikh Museum at Singhu Border

He said that the instructions have been issued to the officers, to ensure the implementation of welfare schemes as enlisted in the five year plan, an official spokesperson said. Also Read - School Reopening Latest News: List of States Where Classes Will Resume This Week | Complete List Here

The minister said that the department officials has also been directed to update within 15 days the data of the schemes and the record of beneficiaries in the 11th and 12th five year plan.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.