Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh chaired a Cabinet meeting in which 'Hamar Chhattisgarh' scheme was approved and several crucial decisions were taken at the meet. Dr. Raman Singh addressed newsmen after the Cabinet meeting. He added that about one lakh seventy-five thousand panchayat representatives and Nagar Panchayat Councillors will be invited on a tour of the capital in the next two years. They will be taken on a tour of Bhilai Steel Plant and other industrial projects. The panchayat members will bring native soil, water and local saplings to plant them at the Botanical Gardens here.
Delgation from Janpad Panchayat Daundi, Balod district, led by Ex-MLA Mr. Lal Mahendra Singh Tekam, paid courtesy visit to Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh at his residence office yesterday evening. Delegation included newly-elected President Mr. Prakash Maurya and Vice-President Mr. Bheeshm Tandon and other elected Janpad members. Chief Minister heartily congratulated the panchayat representatives and assured them of all the support for rural development works, on behalf of state government.
Delegation of Koelibeda Janpad Panchayat, North Bastar (Kanker) district, led by Kanker MP Mr. Vikram Ussendi paid courtesy call on Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh today. The delegation included newly-elected President of Janpad Panchayat Mr. Noharsingh Ussendi, Vice-President Mr. Bhayamal Mandal and other Janpad members. Chief Minister congratulated all the newly-elected Panchayat officials for taking charge of the new responsibilities towards rural development. Pakhanjur Nagar Panchayat President Mr. Aseem Rai, along with Mr. Nimai Vishwas, Mr. Mithun Mandal and Mr.
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.
In the first phase of Panchayat Elections held on January 28, large number of voters exercised their right to vote. Chhattisgarh State Election Commission has issued the final figures of first phase voting. As per the data, 77.79 per cent voters have casted their votes in the first phase. In the first phase, 78.01 per cent male voters and 77.51 per cent female voters voted to elect Panchayat representative. Maximum number votes were recorded in Dhamtari. Nearly 90.87 per cent voters of this district voted to elect Panch, Sarpanch, Janpad member and Jila Panchayat member.
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.
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.
School Education Employees Union district and block president Kailash Ramteke led delegation called on Education Minister Kedar Kashyap on his visit to town. They raised the problems faced by them. The Shikshak Panchayat stated that under National Higher Secondary Education Drive, the teachers had not received their wages since March 2014, which is around eight months. Similarly, teachers working in Panchayat under Rajiv Gandhi Education Mission have also not received their wages from April 2014. Bijapur and Bhairamgarh Panchayat teachers have not received their wages from August 2014.
The work of Social, economic and caste census in Chhattisgarh is completed and now verification and amendment works are in progress. This and other such information were given during the review meeting of Panchayat and Rural Development Department held under the chairmanship of Minister Ajay Chandrakar.