Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, on Wednesday, met the family of V P Shastry, a forest guard who was killed in the Naxal attack on poll party in Bijapur District, to express solidarity on behalf of state administration. Dhand visited late Shastry's family during his stay in Dantewada districts headquarters.
In the wake of brutal naxal attack on the security forces and election staff returning from polling, top rank officials of the State Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Kujur and Director General of Police (DGP) A N Upadhyay on Sunday visited the Bastar constituency to take details information from local officials about the incidents of Naxal violence.
Taking a dig on the economic policies of Congress led UPA Government at the Center, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said the Congress is in power since last one decade and in this one decade nothing but inflation has risen due to its anti-people economic policies. The major contributions and achievements of Congress led UPA government in the last ten years are high price rise, unemployment, terrorism and Naxalism. This has resulted into poor becoming poorer.
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.
Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand said on Monday that the nodal officers have an important role in the timely dispatch of information related to the questions raised in the State Assembly, the call attention notices, adjournment motions and other matters. Dhand was addressing the officials while presiding the inaugural day's programme of a two-day training workshop on parliament affairs that began at the Secretariat (Mahanadi Bhawan).
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.
Adding yet another academic accolade in its cap, the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Raipur signed a first of its kind of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Raipur on Director IIM Raipur and Dr. N M Nagarkar, Director AIIMS, signed the MoUat IIM Raipur campus. Describing the MoU first of its kind, Professor Sahay said it is a growing recognition in academia that a true creative society is only possible together to attain prosperity.
Indian culture is like a rainbow which has variety of colours and diversity every culture here has specific identification. All the tribal community in India is having their own attributes, recognition and they can be brought to the mainstream by giving due importance to their cultural identity, said Governor Shekhar Dutt. He while addressing a seminar on 'Adivasi Art Craft, A Cultural Ecology of Chhattisgarh' by Deshkal Society, New Delhi in association with Mayaram Surjan Foundation and INTACH, Raipur Chapter at New Circuit House.
Chief Secretary Vivek Dhand today inspected Indravati Bhavan (HOD Office), located besides Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan) at Naya Raipur. He visited rooms of State Government's various directorates and interacted with the officials and employees there. Officials and employees of various directorates warmly welcomed the Chief Secretary and conveyed their grievances to him. Mr. Dhand inspected all the floors of Indravati building for nearly three hours.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Kumar Kujur chaired a meeting of District Collectors and Divisional Commissioners on Thursday to review the poll preparations in Chhattisgarh for Lok Sabha polls. CEO Kujur, while talking to the media persons on the sidelines of meeting, said that various new directives from Election Commission of India (ECI) are also being conveyed to the Collectors in the meeting.