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08.06.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh bags award for being top gem buyer Government e-Marketplace (GeM), an online portal developed by the Central Government to ensure transparency and quality in government-related procurement, has awarded Chhattisgarh for being a top buyer of this platform.   The award was given at a national workshop of Centre and State governments in New Delhi recently.   Chhattisgarh Chief Secretary Ajay Singh received the award at the hands of Quality Council of India Chairman Adil Zainulbhai and Union Commerce Secretary Rita A Teaotia.   The award was given for making a purchase of more than Rs 15 crore through ... Read more

Chhattisgarh: Socio, Political and Economic empowerment of Women. Child Labour problem

Chhattisgarh: Socio, Political and Economic empowerment of Women. Child Labour problem Chhattisgarh has a high female-male sex ratio (991) ranking at the fifth position among other states of India. Although this ratio is small compared to other states, it is unique in India because Chhattisgarh is the 10th-largest state in India.  The gender ratio (number of females per 1,000 males) has been steadily declining over 20th century in Chhattisgarh. But it is conspicuous that Chhattisgarh always had a better female-to-male ratio compared with national average. Probably, such social composition also results in some customs and cultural practices that seem unique ... Read more

Tribal Development : History, Programmes and Policies

Tribal welfare administration, Tribal sub plan and Single line administration in Chhattisgarh The tribal areas of Chhattisgarh though sparsely populated continue to receive special attention of the State Government primarily on account of their strategic location and comparative backwardness. The Tribal Sub Plan was started in 1974-75 in the State and entire tribal population was brought under the ambit of the Tribal Sub Plan by 1987-88. The strategy of Tribe sub-plan envisages channelizing an adequate flow of funds are benefits to ST’s from all sectors of development through the Annual Plans of States / UT and the Central Ministries atleast ... Read more

28.04.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Representation panel on retirement soon   Chief Minister  Raman Singh chaired a Cabinet meeting and decided to consider the representations of Government servants in the matter of compulsory retirement.   A circular will be issued for giving opportunity of representation against the order of compulsory retirement after Government servants reach age of 50 years or completing 20 years of service. In the same sequence, Representation Committee will be constituted for deliberating upon the representations of head of departments, gazetted officers, and non-gazetted officers, officials informed.   Committees will consider the representations received from heads of departments, a committee chaired ... Read more

30.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH All govt hospitals must have sewerage treatment plant   Chief Secretary Ajay Singh has directed officials to establish 32 Kv power transmission line to meet the rising power supply demand of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Hospital and Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Raipur.   In a review meeting held at the Mantralaya, the Chief Secretary directed that the officials must ensure pure drinking water for patients in all government hospitals of the State.   He also directed that all government hospitals must have proper arrangement for disposal of bio medical waste and should have sewerage treatment plant. INTERNATIONAL   ... Read more

23.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Chhattisgarh to hand over 9 CHCs to private players, opposition cries foul   Chhattisgarh government’s move to hand over nine government community health centre(CHCs), including four in the state capital, to private entities has drawn flak from the opposition parties. The opposition parties accused the BJP government of shying away from its responsibility to provide better health care to citizens. The CHCs will be run on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.   The proposal to hand over nine CHCs to private players was approved at a meeting presided over by the state chief secretary Ajay Singh. The government apparently took such a decision in view ... Read more

16.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH Rs 448.30 cr special assistance under tss in last 4 years   The Central Government has released Rs 448.30 crore to Chhattisgarh under Special Central Assistance (SCA) to Tribal Sub Scheme (TSS) during the last four years between 2014-15 to 2017-18, officials informed.   Notably, NITI Aayog has also given ‘in principle’ approval to various proposals related to roads, telecommunication, education, Ujjwala yojana and expansion of bank branches for overall development of Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region in January this year.   The Chief Secretary informed that ‘in principle’ approval has been given for construction of additional 600 km of roads ... Read more

15.03.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH 5,987 c’garh villages to have wifi by 2019   Chief Secretary Ajay Singh chaired a meeting of State-level Co-ordination Committee for BharatNet Project Phase-II at the Mantralaya.   The Chief Secretary reviewed in detail the works taken up to ensure network connectivity of all villages in the State by 2019.   Singh directed the officials to submit the information on status of the project from district, block and village panchayat levels alongwith the assessment of connectivity speed within a forthnight.   He also directed Chhattisgarh Infotech Promotion Society  (CHiPS) to hold training programmes at State an District levels.   ... Read more

21.02.18 (CGPCS) Chhattisgarh Current Affairs

CHHATTISGARH C’garh second highest after kerala in male-female sex ratio   A NITI Aayog report issued recently has pointed out that Chhattisgarh holds second rank after Kerala in terms of male-female sex-ratio (at the time of birth), Health Department officials informed on Monday. As per the report of NITI aayog, male to female sex-ratio (at the time of birth) in Chhattisgarh state was found to be 1000 to 972 in year 2005-06 in National Family Health Survey-3, which increased to 1000 boys to 977 girls in National Family Health Survey-4 of year 2015-16.   Health Department Officials informed that according ... Read more

Merger of States

Integration of Princely States Under the plan of 3 June, more than 562 princely states were given the option of joining either India or Pakistan, or choosing independence. Indian nationalists and large segments of the public feared that if these states did not accede, most of the people and territory would be fragmented. The Congress as well as senior British officials considered Patel the best man for the task of achieving unification of the princely states with the Indian dominion. Patel asked v.p.menon a senior civil servant with whom he had worked over the partition of India to become his ... Read more