Chief Minister said 20 per cent posts of constables and sub inspectors had been mandated for women in police force and at present there were five women police stations, besides four anti-trafficking units comprising women police force at Shimla, Mandi, Sirmaur and Kangra.
He said women were the pillars of the society and they need the skills and confidence to influence the decisions that directly affect their lives through direct participation in government and the security sector.
In fact, according to Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Dr M Angamuthu, Kamrup metro is the first district in the Northeast to have completed the schemes envisaged under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin) before the targeted schedule of March 31.
The total number of individual household latrines targeted in the district was 25,114 and it has been achieved. Altogether 22 gaon panchayats under four development blocks – Dimoria, Chandrapur, Rani and Bezera – have been covered under the scheme.
The total cost involved in fulfilling the target was around R...
The director of Social Welfare has been entrusted with the job of installing the helpline soon, official said.
Also, fast track courts have been revived for disposal of pending sexual harassment cases, while the forensic laboratory building would be inaugurated this year.
Meghalaya government has already procured equipment for DNA analysis and forensic scientists have been sent for training outside the state in DNA sample collection and analysis.
Elaborating about the steps taken to control the state’s crime graph, Home Minister HDR Ly...
Last month, NTPC had commissioned 115 MW capacity out of the 260 MW Bhadla solar power project. NTPC has planned capacity addition of about 1,000 MW through renewable resources by 2017. The official further said that with commissioning of this additional solar capacity of 45 MW at Bhadla, the total installed capacity of NTPC Group has reached to 48,188 MW. NTPC intends to become a 130-GW company up to 2032 with a with diversified fuel mix and a 600 billion units company in terms of generation. The company wants share of renewable energy (including hydro) to be 28 per cent.
He also urged all the universities to continue the good work and use their "best minds" to convert new knowledge into innovative products to directly benefit the common population.
"Innovative minds should create tools and implements that alleviate the drudgery of farmers, workers, artisans and weavers. The number one barometer for successful outcome of research and innovation should be its beneficial applicability to a wider section of the population.
"The areas for research activity should align with the developmental challenges of our nation. The best minds ...
Under the MoU, the NPC, an autonomous body under the Commerce and Industry Ministry's Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, will provide energy assessment services, training and certification of energy auditors and demand side management, a cabinet communique said.
Meanwhile, Al Etihad will provide customer support with UAE government and privately-owned organisations, local support for field auditing professionals, local support for training and certification of energy auditors and support related to demand side management of industries to a...
"Under this policy, a sub quota of 33 per cent for women in allotment of each of the reserved catering units is being introduced on Indian Railways in order to extend economic empowerment for women. It is also in compliance with the announcement made in Railway Budget 2016-17," the statement said.
"The 33 per cent sub quota reservation for women in each category shall ensure allotment of minimum 8 per cent stalls to women at A1, A, B and C category stations and minimum 17 per cent at D, E and F category stations," it said....
The airline said the initiative will be observed on all its flights across the fleet, inclusive of both Boeings and Q400s. The airline said that solo women passengers traveling with the airline on March 8, 2017, can avail a free upgrade to SpiceMax seats.
"On the D-day -- 8th March 2017, female passengers travelling alone had the special privilege to avail a free upgrade to SpiceMax seats if the latter was available," the budget airline said in a statement.
The living root bridges are an attraction the world over and also provides communication network to remote villages. The Living Root bridges are unique to this part of the world and are found in the southern slopes of the State. Villagers from Khasi Jaintia communities have been building these bridges from ages to form network communications to remote areas.
The living root bridges are built by connecting local rubber tree (Ficus elastica) roots over betel-nut tree trunks, till they fasten to become bridges over gushing streams. These bridges scattered all over Sohra (Cherrapunjee) have been live-savers for remo...
Ward level disaster management committee meetings will also be held in each ward involving ward councillors, area sabha members, nagarik committees and police officials concerned on various disaster-related issues and preparedness.
All circle officers (COs) have been directed to conduct the circle level disaster management committee meetings in their respective circles and prepare the contingency plan for the upcoming flood season. Deputy commissioner M Angamuthu said that magistrates will carry out inspection of de-silting works of the departments and wi...
Presenting the budget for 2017-18 financial year, Finance Minister Jayant Kumar Malaiya said the amount paid under the Social Security Pension scheme had also been increased to Rs 300 from Rs 150.
The decision had been taken in view of the poor economic condition of the widows in the society, according to the Finance Minister.
The widows, who are either gainfully employed or already availing family pension, have been kept out of the purview of the scheme.
Detailing the budgetary allocation for the scheme, Malaiya said Rs ...
Presenting the budget for the financial year 2017-18, Finance Minister Jayant Malaiya gave details of the "Mukhyamantri Medhavi Vidyarthi Yojana", which is proposed to come into effect from April this year.
He said that under the scheme, the government will pay fees of the students getting admission in prestigious institutions after scoring a minimum of 85 per cent marks in Class XII.
"A separate corpus of Rs 1,000 crore will be created for the purpose, and for now, Rs 500 crore has allocated under the head," Malaiya said.