Chhattisgarh Health Minister Amar Agrawal on Thursday met Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and urged him to restore MBBS seats in four state-run medical colleges by revoking the decision of Medical Council of India of scrapping medical seats in state-run medical colleges.
In view of upcoming elections of Panchayati Raj institution, preparations for delimitation of areas in Gram Panchayats has already begun in Chhattisgarh. Delimitation of Gram Panchayat will be done for the reason that the population of these Gram Panchayats have increased. In the context, Principal Secretary to Panchayat and Rural Development Department MK Raut has issued a circular bearing necessary instructions regarding delimitation of Gram Panchayats to the District Collectors.
To streamline functioning regarding the forthcoming civic bodies, polls and three tier panchayat polls in the State, Chhattisgarh State Election Commission Commissioner PC Dalehi reviewed the meeting of officials and laid emphasis that preparation should be completed within time frame. The civic polls which are schedule in November and three tier panchayat polls in 2015, all related work regarding voters list should be completed soon.
With the campaigning coming to an end for the third and final phase of Lok Sabha election in Chhattisgarh on Tuesday evening, all eyes are now set on the polling on April 24. Seven lok Sabha constituencies will be going for polls in the third and final leg of the election in Chhattisgarh.
Negating the threats of fear, violence, and extreme heat, 63% men, women and youth stepped out of their homes to reach their polling booths and choose their future MPs. Balloting remained largely peaceful in three of the major constituencies of Chhattisgarh where 4558873 electors remained excited throughout the day. Chief Election Officer (CEO) Sunil Kuhur has stated that by the end of the day, their was 58% voting in Kabirdham district, 65% in Kanker, 68% in Dhmtari, 54% in Mahasamund and 68% from Rajnandgaon Constituency.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Kumar Kujur, on Monday, elaborated about the arrangements completed for Bastar parliamentary polls scheduled for April 10. He was addressing a press conference on the issue in his office. As expected the security concerns have dominated the decisions with regards to electoral arrangements in Bastar constituency, that comprises of six districts afflicted with Maoist insurgency. CEO Kujur informed that out of 1797 polling booths instituted within this parliamentary constituency, 1407 have been designated as critical.
In a press conference convened on Tuesday Sudhir Tripathi, Deputy Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India (ECI), expressed satisfaction over poll related arrangements in state.He said that besides state level review, a meeting with representatives of recognized political parties as also video conferencing with District Collectors and Superintendents of Police were held as part of assessing poll preparations. Tripathi said that he primarily focused on ensuring the new ECI guidelines announced are complied with in state during Lok Sabha Polls.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Kumar Kujur convened a meeting of nationally recognised political parties on Thursday to have deliberations ahead of Lok Sabha election. Representatives of BJP, Congress, Communist Party of India and Communist Party of India (Marxist) participated in the meeting. CEO Kujur informed the political parties about the scheduled special camp on March 9 when Booth Level Officers across state would display electoral rolls, deleted names and also have form VI for new enrollment into voter's list.
Bhartiya Janata Party Legislator from Kasdol Gaurishankar Agrawal was unanimously elected Speaker of Fourth Chhattisgarh Assembly amidst thundering applause by the elected Members of the House on Monday, as the first session of the Fourth Assembly commenced. Soon after being elected as the Speaker of Fourth Chhattisgarh Assembly, Gaurishankar Agrawal was given rousing welcome as the new Speaker of the House through their address by Leader of the House and Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh as well as Congress Legislative Party Leader T S Baba (Singhdeo), followed by others Members of the House.