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

‘Salwa Judum’ was a blot on the republic

The Supreme Court quite rightly declared illegal and unconstitutional the deployment of tribal youth to take on Maoists under the “Salwa Judum” programme in Chhattisgarh. Under this project, ongoing since 2005, some 6,000 poor young tribals have been made special police officers, or Koya Commandos, and given weapons to fight the Maoists.

AIEEE counseling for state engineering colleges from 10 July

The Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) has finalized dates for online counseling for admission in 57 engineering college of the region. While counseling for AIEEE will start from 10 July, students who have cracked the Chhattisgarh pre-engineering examination will commence from 14 July and continue till 12 August.

According the schedule released by the DTE, students must enroll themselves for counseling. The enrolment will begin at 11 am on 14 July and conclude at 3 pm on 27 July.

Right to education: Mere 585 of 3,500 seats for poor children filled in private schools

Raipur: Chhattisgarh government seems to have failed in ensuring admission of poor children in private schools in the state.

June 30 was the last date for the admission of poor children in private schools. Sources said hardly 585 seats were filled by poor children across the state. A total of 3,500 seats in private schools had been reserved by the state for poor children.

Sources said Chhattisgarh Education Department was not very serious in executing and implementing the scheme for poor children under the Right to education.

Joseph Conrad in Chhattisgarh

The Supreme Court of India is, without any doubt, the watchdog of our Constitution. In this, it is often viewed—and rightly so—as one of the last incorruptible and effective institutions in the country.