"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.
"It is our duty to preserve Indian languages like Sanskrit, because language is an effective way of communication. The present government has put the development of Indian languages on its priority list by reviving their glory," Javadekar said.
He was speaking at the seventh convocation ceremony of the Ramtek-based Kavikulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University (KKSU).
Underlining that Sanskrit is the mother of all Indian languages, the minister called upon various Sanskrit varsities in the country to prepare a draft proposal for creating study material in the anc...
"The objective of ushering in transparency in the system along with reducing corruption can only be achieved with evolved participation of all sections of the society," Minister of Electronics and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a statement.
Under the newly launched programme, the National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT) will organise five regional workshops at Delhi, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai and 30 state workshops and 100 DigiDhan camps all over the country.
According to the Ministry of Electronics an...
The Group of Secretaries (GOS) in six different themes were formed in February 3 last.
Khandu had sought ideas and suggestions from the GoS in six broad themes - Good Governance- Challenges and opportunities in Arunachal Pradesh, Arunachal as the Organic Hub and fruit bowl of India, Arunachal as the centre for wellness, spiritual and adventure tourism, Employment generation and skill development, health and education – quality access to all and Land – can its resource potential be unlocked?
These Group of Secretaries workout a detail plan in the...
As part of the initiative, 1,400 new ponds are being built in the State in addition to 12 fish feed mills of 500 quintal capacity (per day), 10 fish seed hatchery and 75 houses for fishermen, including community halls.
All the schemes are expected to be completed within April this year.
The projects are part of the flagship ‘Blue Revolution’, funded by the Agriculture Ministry’s Department of Animal Husbandry Dairying & Fisheries (DADF). An amount of Rs 16.41 crore will be spent under the various components of this project within this financial ...
The night shelters, built by the Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB), are located at Ghazipur and Yamuna Pushta areas in east Delhi and Rohini Sector 22 in the north.
While the Ghazipur shelter can accommodate 160 persons, the Rohini and Yamuna Pushta shelters have capacities of 200 and 100 persons respectively, a government statement said.
The Delhi government also announced two shelter homes to be built in Geeta Colony of east Delhi and Dwarka in west Delhi.
During the inauguration ceremony at Ghazipur shelter...
The Workshop Coaching Sick Line at the station, also known as Sick Line cum Demo Shed, is ready and has been inaugurated by HK Jaggi, the Chief Engineer of NFR, officials said. However, some minor works at the facility are yet to be completed.
Workshop Coaching Sick Line is the workshop for the major and periodical maintenance of the coaches it consists of modern facilities like pit for working under frame and crane for separation of coach & bogie for repair of all type of defects.
The new facility will ensure smooth movement of long distance trains daily from th...