As per the instructions of Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh, State Administration is now all set to ensure supply of sand on a fair price to various construction sites of Chhattisgarh. In the same sequence, Additional Chief Secretary of Panchayat and Rural Development and Labour Department Shri Vivek Dhand has given necessary instructions in the context to all the District Collectors of state, by issuing a letter from Mantralaya (Mahanadi Bhavan) today.
On the occasion of late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi birth anniversary 'Qaumi Ekta Saptah' will be observed in the State. The Election Commission of India has given approval to State Government for the week long celebration. In this regard circular has been issued to all commissioners and district collectors. According to report for the week long celebration Election Commission of India laid clear instruction to the officials that function can be organised except on the voting day (November 19) in the State.
In all 22,146 polling booths have been set up in Chhattisgarh where Assembly elections would be held in two phases on November 11 and 19 respectively. The 22,146 polling stations include 728 auxiliary ones, said Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Sunil Kumar. The CEO said that an auxiliary polling booth is set up when the number of voters of a polling booth exceeds 1400 figure in urban areas and 1200 of a polling centre in rural areas.
National Lok Adalats will be held in district courts, tehsil courts, family courts, labour courts, revenue courts, consumer forum and Headquarters of related departments on November 23. The pending cases that can be resolved through mutual understanding of both parties will be redressed in the Lok Adalat. According to the information received from Judge Grade-I and Secretary District Legal Service Authority Raipur Mr Manoj Kumar Prajapati, National Lok Adalats are being organized in the state as per the instructions of National Legal Service Authority, New Delhi.
Chhattisgarh Government has issued orders for new postings of six officers of State Civil Services.
In the State Labour Day function organized today on the occasion of Vishwakarma Pujan, Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh presented a new scheme named Free Bicycle Distribution Scheme for 1.10 lakh shepherds and 15,000 Kotwars of Chhattisgarh, and extended hearty wishes and greetings to all the hardworking labourers of state. Under this new scheme, Chief Minister symbolically distributed cheques for bicycles to a number of shepherds and kotwars. The scheme is being conducted by Labour Department's Chhattisgarh Unorganized Workers Social Security Welfare Board.
Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh said that Sakshar Bharat National Literacy Award 2013 conferred upon Chhattisgarh at hands of President of India Pranab Mukherjee has added to the glory and honour of the state and its 2.55 crore people. The delegation led by School Education Minister Brijmohan Agrawal had received the award on behalf of Chhattisgarh Government at a function organized in New Delhi on the occasion of International Literacy Day on September 8.
"Over the period of last nine years, State Government has paid serious attention towards the development of the bordering and the backward areas of state. As a result of which the areas situated near inter-state borders have undergone development on an expedited pace" said Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh while addressing the massive gathering at Tehsil Headquarters Ramanujganj, situated near Jharkhand border, in Chhattisgarh on the fourth day of the seventh and the last phase of ongoing state-wide Vikas Yatra.
Positive attitude, creative thinking, hardwork, harmony and brotherhood of the people in the State proves the significance of the very conception -Sable Badhiya Chhattisgarhiya," said Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh adding he belives that the passion for striving ahead will take the State to new heights of achievement. The 67th Independence Day came as a boon for people of the State particularly the farmers, government employees, panchayat employees, Kotwars, etc as the Chief Minister announced many sops for them on the backdrop of forthcoming Assembly elections.
National level tournaments of squash need to be organized in the state for promoting the sport and drawing players into it. Squash courts would be developed in the major stadiums being built in the six cities of the State including Rajnandgaon and Bilaspur. This was told by State Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh while addressing the general body meeting of Chhattisgarh Squash Association (CSA) that was held at his official residence on Wednesday.