GN Bureau | October 19, 2015
Unspent money of the state's different ventures would now be kept with the Rajasthan State Power Finance Corporation Limited instead of the banks. The corporation, which will be rechristened as Rajasthan State Power Finance and Financial Services Corporation Limited, will then be able to lend this money as loan to state's power companies and other sick units. The decision was taken at the state cabinet chaired by chief minister Vasundhara Raje.
Other decisions relate to clearing amendments in the Rajasthan Scheduled Areas Subordinate Services Rules 2014 and reassessment of cadre reviews done in 2013 of the state services barring the RAS, RPS, accounts and insurance services.
Towards the month end, CM Raje would undertake an eight-day tour of the Marwar region to gather feedback from the people and oversee administrative functioning in the interior areas. Raje would be in Barmer district from October 22 to 24, in Jodhpur from October 24 to 26 and in Nagaur from October 27 to 29.
"The CM will conduct surprise inspections, take ground reports of development schemes and communicate directly with the district-level officials," said social justice and empowerment minister Arun Chaturvedi, while briefing reporters on the cabinet decisions.
Chaturvedi said the Rajasthan State Power Finance Corporation Limited that was set up in 2012 will be reorganised and rechristened to improve the financial health of power companies and sick units of the state.
The cabinet's nod to amendments in rules 5 and 6 of the Rajasthan Scheduled Areas Subordinate Services Rules 2014 will allow government personnel serving in areas outside the Scheduled Areas to opt for services in the Scheduled Areas. "Once a state employee opts for services in the Scheduled Areas, he/she shall not be able to serve outside such areas," Chaturvedi said.
After its withdrawal from Meghalaya and Arunachal, is it time to review AFSPA in other areas too?
There is an uncanny similarity in the pathological opposition to prime minister Narendra Modi by two members of the right wing, Pravin Togadia and Yashwant Sinha. They come from a diverse social and political background; yet they share a common strand that shows an unmitigated hatred towards
Data is the new oil; and it needs to be protected. In an interaction with Governance Now, Lionel Baraban, CEO of Famoco, talks about how the French tech firm is developing secure business devices to safeguard data against going to other countries. What are the major roles o
Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) and MTU, Germany have agreed to cooperate in the local manufacturing of technologically-advanced MTU series 8000 engines in India. Under the agreement, which was signed at India’s leading defence trade show Defexpo-18, the companies will manufacture the 16-
ONGC sportspersons outshone other participants in their respective categories in the recently concluded Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. ONGCians bagged 13 medals including 5 Gold, 3 Silver and 5 Bronze, contributing to the 66 medal tally of Team India. ONGCians Ragala Venkat Rah
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has bagged an order for the renovation and modernisation (R&M) of electrostatic precipitators (ESP) at Ramagundam super thermal power station. The Rs 137 crore-turnkey-order envisages carrying out R&M of ESPs of three units of 200 MW each at Ra