EPF goes online

Raipur: The EPF system of India (Employees Provident Fund) is all set to go online. Now transferring of money and other transactions are going to be completely online.

On an experimental basis, the information on EPF accounts is being provided on SMS since July. However, the shortcomings would be checked and the procedure will be followed in all the states including Chattisgarh. This can take a time of around six months to a year.

Counselling for Law University vacant seats to begin from July 12

Raipur: Counselling for the vacant NRI seats of Hidayatullah National Law University and 8 other quota seats will begin from Tuesday. These vacant seats fall under the All India Quota for which an all India merit list has been formulated.

Till last year, seats under NRI and Foreign students quota were vacant. This year those seats have been filled and the university has collected Rs 43 lakh in form of fees. The money collected will be spent to improve the university infrastructure and for research purpose.

Wasn’t justice blind?

The Supreme Court’s recent order to disband the anti-Maoist special police officers in Chhattisgarh is based on ideology, not on the Constitution. The Supreme Court has quashed the appointment of Special Police Officers (SPOs) by the state of Chhattisgarh as unconstitutional and violative
of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution. The effect of the judgement is that the institution of SPOs working in Chhattisgarh and in other parts of the country under similar conditions will cease to operate.

Chhattisgarh Congress chief denies 'Bastar state' remark

Raipur, July 9 (IANS) Head of the Chhattisgarh unit of the Congress party, Nand Kumar Patel, Saturday denied that he supported the formation of a separate state of Bastar and said that he was misquoted by a section of the press.

"I do not favour creation of a separate Bastar state. Bastar is an integral part of Chhattisgarh," Patel told IANS over phone.

All India Bar Exam training on July 10

Raipur: Chhattisgarh State Bar Council will conduct training for those candidates who have applied for the second All India Bar Exam on July 24.

The Council in collaboration with Mats University will conduct a training session for the candidates on July 10. The training will begin from 10 am at the university premises and will last for six hours.

Candidates from all over the state can apply for this training session. University Professor G P Tripathi and his team will counsel students regarding the pattern and important questions of the Bar Examination.

C''garh govt might file review petition in SC over SPOs'' issue

Raipur, Jul 8 (PTI) Following the Supreme Court directive to recall all firearms issued to the Special Police Officers, the Chhattisgarh government is mulling over filing a review petition in the apex court. "The state government respects the Supreme Court decision. Government has a period of six weeks and is therefore seeking legal opinion from experts about filing a petition in the Supreme Court. Decision on this will soon be taken," Principal Secretary of Home Department of Chhattisgarh N K Aswal said. He said the state government is also holding talks with the Centre on the issue.

CII Chhattisgarh organized MSME Forum and Awareness Session on Design Clinic Scheme

Raipur: Confederation of Indian Industry Chhattisgarh today organized MSME Forum and Awareness Session on Design Clinic Scheme in association with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. This awareness Programme was organized to provide information about the Design Clinic Scheme launched by Ministry of MSME and Spread information about importance of design, benefits of the scheme and focus on the MSME sectors and organisations associated at Hotel Babylon Inn today.

SC order a double blow for Chhattisgarh govt

RAIPUR: As state officials here work out the implications of the Supreme Court order, there is a consensus that it has come as a double blow to Chhattisgarh Police. It has taken away 4,000 fighters from its counterinsurgency ranks, and saddled it with the additional responsibility of protecting them.

The order says that the only duties that SPOs can be used for are "limited to those enumerated in Section 23 (h) and Section 23 (i) of Chhattisgarh Police Act 2007".

Sushmita Sen’s Chhattisgarh date delayed

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Chhattisgarh has immense potential in the field of tourism, however, tourist spots in the region are still to be developed due to the state government’s apathy.

Ironically, the government is hardly worried about developing places which could transform into major tourist locations. The state tourism department, which has failed to bring Chhattisgarh on the nation’s tourist map, is worried about its own branding.

Chhattisgarh: Future tense in Naxal fight

"..We further hold that tribal youth, who had been previously engaged as SPOs in counter-insurgency activities, in whatever form, against Maoists/Naxalites may be employed as SPOs to perform duties limited to those enumerated in Sections 23(1)(h) and 23(1)(i) of CPA 2007.."

- Supreme Court's order, 5 July 2010

Section 23 (h) To help people in situations arising out of natural and manmade disasters, and to assist other agencies in relief measures (i) To facilitate orderly movement of people and vehicles, and to control and regulate traffic

- Chhattisgarh Police Act 2007