Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today felicitated 31 meritorious students and five teachers of 36 different schools with "Chhattisgarh Jewels" award on the occasion of the concluding ceremony of the Child Rights' Protection Sammelan week. Dr. Raman Singh assured the audience that the State Government is determined to elevate the status of girl child and that of girls in the society. He added that the protection of child rights is the duty of the authorities as well as that of the society.
Newly-elected Panchayat Officials of Abhanpur and Aarang area in Raipur district, led by Ex-Minister Mr. Chandrashekhar Sahu, today paid courtesy call on Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today. Dr Singh warmly welcomed all the newly-elected officials at his residence and congratulated them for taking charge as Panchayat representatives in rural areas. Chief Minister has assured that State Government will extend every possible support for rural development.
State Election Commission has revised the prescribed date of vote counting (if required), tabulation of votes of Panch, Sarpanch and Janpad Panchayat members, and declaration of results in Block Headquarters to be done after fourth phase of voting under Panchayat Election 2015. The revised date for aforementioned works is February 7, 2015. As per the programme declared earlier, vote counting in Block Headquarters was scheduled on February 8. In the same way, tabulation and result declaration was scheduled on February 9.
The oath-taking ceremony of Dhamtari Municipal Corporation Mayor Mrs Archana Choubey and all 40 Corporators was held at Dhamtari today. Health Minister and Urban Administration Minister Mr.Amar Agrawal, Culture and Tourism Minister Mr.Ajay Chandrakar , Women and Child Development Minister Mrs Ramsheela Sahu , MLA Mr.Gurmukhsingh Vohra and a lot of people's representatives were present at the ceremony. The Ministers congratulated and wished all the newly-elected corporators of the municipal body.
State Election Commissioner along with Senior Officials of State Government discussed about the arrangements for Panchayat elections and finalized the strategy for conducting independent, unbiased and peaceful elections. State Election Commissioner PC Dalai, Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Director General of Police AN Upadhyay, Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department NK Aswal reviewed the district-wise arrangements and gave necessary guidance and instructions on important aspects like voting, counting and security arrangements.
The Election Code of Conduct for the candidates contesting the Panchayat elections is being closely monitored by the State Election Commission. The candidates should follow code of behaviour, the number of vehicles used for rallies, meetings and other rules laid by the authorities.
The State Government has declared holiday on December 29 and December 31 in connection with the local bodies polls in the State. The employees can avail of the holiday as per the polling date in their respective constituencies.
The Chhattisgarh State Labour Department has issued an order to this effect on December 11 at the Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhawan). As per the order the workers employed in industries and shops can avail of the holiday on Monday 29 December and Wednesday 31 December as per the election day in their areas.
With an aim to facilitate best available coaching facility to youth of Chhattisgarh, State Government is running a tribal youth hostel in Dwarika, New Delhi-capital of India since year 2013-14. In current session 2014-15, 58 students have taken admission and are preparing for various competitive. In this tribal youth hostel operated by State's Tribal Caste and Scheduled Caste Development Department, talented students from various sections of society are provided free accommodation facility for coaching and higher education in New Delhi.
State Election Commissioner PC Dalai today chaired a meeting of recognized national political parties at the conference hall of his office. In the meeting, State Election Commission gave detailed information to the representatives of various political parties about the model code of conduct enforced during general elections of urban bodies, election programme, election process, limit of expenditure for candidates and related rules.
State Election Commissioner Prafull Chandra Dalei on Tuesday chaired the meeting of Election Observers appointed by Chhattisgarh State Election Commission on Tuesday. During the meeting, SEC gave detailed explanation about the responsibilities and duties they have to execute during elections. Asserting that the Observers are the eyes and ears of State Election Commission, Dalei said the SEC keeps track of the election process through them only and gathers all necessary information.