Saturday, July 02, 2022

West Bengal

CM launches online Self Certification facility for MSMEs

CM launches online Self Certification facility for MSMEs

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur launched the online Self Certification facility for facilitating Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in the State from here today. 

Union Agriculture Minister chairs the National Conference on Kharif crops 2020 through video conference

Union Agriculture Minister chairs the National Conference on Kharif crops 2020 through video conference

States should aim to achieve the kharif target and take up doubling of farmers’ income in mission mode: Shri Narendra Singh Tomar

ARCI develops technology to improve fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines

ARCI develops technology to improve fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines

 International Advanced Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI), an autonomous R&D Centre of Department of Science and Technology (DST), has developed ultrafast laser surface texturing technology, which can improve the fuel efficiency of internal combustion engines.

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, first phase of Census 2021 and updation of NPR postponed until further orders

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic, first phase of Census 2021 and updation of NPR postponed until further orders  

The Census 2021 was scheduled to be conducted in two phases, viz., (a) Phase I i.e. House listing & Housing Census during April-September, 2020 and (b) Phase II  i.e. Population Enumeration during 9th to 28th February, 2021.

Medical Device Parks

Medical Device Parks

 Department of Pharmaceuticals has a sub-scheme viz. Assistance to Medical Device Industry for Common Facility Center under the umbrella scheme for Development of Pharmaceuticals Industry. Under this sub-scheme,

Modernisation and Sanitation at Stations

Modernisation and Sanitation at Stations

 Modernisation/upgradation of Railway stations is a continuous and on-going process. Special attention is given towards cleanliness and every endeavour is made to keep the stations & coaches including toilets in properly maintained and clean condition.

Greenco Rating System

Greenco Rating System

 GreenCo Rating, developed by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), has been acknowledged in India's Intended Nationally Determined Contribution (INDC) document, submitted to United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in 2015,

Security at Stations

Security at Stations

 With a view to strengthen surveillance mechanism at sensitive railway stations, installation of an Integrated Security System (ISS) has been approved for 202 identified stations comprising of Close Circuit Television (CCTV)

HAS trainees call on Governor

 HAS trainees call on Governor

Himachal Pradesh Administrative Service trainees called on Governor Bandaru Dattatraya at Raj Bhavan today.

उप-राष्ट्रपति ने शिक्षक दिवस पर देश के 45 शिक्षकों को राष्ट्रीय शिक्षक पुरस्कार 2017 प्रदान किए

उप-राष्ट्रपति ने शिक्षक दिवस पर देश के 45 शिक्षकों को राष्ट्रीय शिक्षक पुरस्कार 2017 प्रदान किए

आज शिक्षक दिवस के अवसर पर अभिनव शिक्षण पद्धति, सूचना प्रोद्योगिकी के इस्तेमाल, रचनात्मक शिक्षण, समुदायों को प्रेरित करने और नागरिक भावना को प्रोत्साहन देने के लिए शिक्षकों को पुरस्कृत किया गया-श्री प्रकाश जावड़ेकर

  उप-राष्ट्रपति श्री एम वैकेंया नायडू ने आज यहां शिक्षक दिवस पर देश के 45 शिक्षकों को राष्ट्रीय शिक्षक पुरस्कार 2017 प्रदान किए। इस अवसर पर मानव संसाधन विकास मंत्री श्री प्रकाश जावड़ेकर और मानव संसाधन विकास राज्य मंत्री श्री उपेन्द्र कुशवाहा सहित अन्य विशिष्टजन उपस्थित थे।

PM launches India Post Payments Bank – a major initiative towards financial inclusion

PM launches India Post Payments Bank – a major initiative towards financial inclusion

 The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today launched the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The function was witnessed at over 3000 locations across the country, which were connected to the main event in Delhi.

अरुणाचल प्रदेश, तमिलनाडु, उत्तर प्रदेश और पश्चिम बंगाल की राज्य विधानसभाओं में रिक्त पदों को भरने के लिए उप-चुनाव कार्यक्रम

 
अरुणाचल प्रदेश, तमिलनाडु, उत्तर प्रदेश और पश्चिम बंगाल की राज्य विधानसभाओं में रिक्त पदों को भरने के लिए उप-चुनाव कार्यक्रम 

'Vande Mataram' is symbol of India's nationalist ethos: Dr Jitendra Singh

'Vande Mataram' is symbol of India's nationalist ethos: Dr Jitendra Singh 

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh released a book titled ‘Vande Mataram’ here today. The book traces the journey of ‘Vande Mataram’ since the time of its creation, over the years, through different phases.

1st Cabinet Meeting At Darjeeling

1st Cabinet Meeting At Darjeeling

On 8th June, the first Cabinet Meeting of the government was held at the Raj Bhawan in Darjeeling. Chief Minister along with the cabinet members met at the Banquet Hall in the Raj Bhawan at 2pm. She said "Today is a historic day as we held our cabinet meeting in the hills after three decades.

Honourable CM at United Nations

Honourable CM at United Nations

Hon'ble Chief Minister will address the Public Service Day of United Nations on 22nd June at The Hague in The Netherlands. She will be the first Chief Minister from India to address a gathering on such an occasion. "The Future is Now: Accelerating Public Service Innovation for Agenda 2030" is the theme of the 2017 UN Public Service Forum and she will be speaking on that subject. The Chief Minister will be speaking on how the government works for the development of the people. She will inform the gathering of around 500 delegates from different parts of the world about the various people-friendly schemes of her government

 
 

Administrative Meeting of Hooghly

Administrative Meeting of Hooghly

Administrative review meeting of Purba Bardhaman

Administrative review meeting of Purba Bardhaman

On 29th June, Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired the Administrative review meeting at the Sanskriti Lokmancha for Purba Bardhaman district. In the meeting, she enquired about the ongoing projects in the district. Among the projects she inaugurated are the outdoor units of the Kalna and Asansol super-speciality hospitals, a Karma 

Hon'ble CM holds meeting with private schools

Hon'ble CM holds meeting with private schools

On 31st May, Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee held a meeting with the heads of private schools and other educational institutions to discuss fee disparity. She announced that there should a self-regulatory committee of the schools which would review the operations of these institutions. The Education Department Secretary, representatives of the Director General of Police, 

Administrative review meeting of Purba Medinipur

Administrative review meeting of Purba Medinipur

On 12th July, Hon'ble Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee chaired the Administrative review meeting for Purba Medinipur in Digha.The Chief Minister, during her speech, laid an emphasis on the increase of nulias (local divers) who often save people from being swept away by the currents while taking a bath in the sea. She also instructed the district administration of Purba Medinipur to take up a number of initiatives to make Digha a better place for tourists. She asked the senior administrative officials to engage 100 days' work in this initiative. In the meeting, she instructed responsible officials to complete the proposed ‘Marine Drive' between Digha and Mandarmani in one year. She directed all the officers to keep watch whether the ICDS centres were functioning properly. At the same time the police have been directed to set up kiosks at spots including Kolaghat, Khejuri and Tamluk with "May I Help You" boards fitted on them where tourists and commoners can come for assistance if needed.

Kanyashree Prakalpa recognized as the best project by United Nations

Kanyashree Prakalpa recognized as the best project by United Nations

The state government's Kanyashree Prakalpa was adjudged as the best project and was awarded the first prize in United Nations Public Service Award for Asia Pacific on June 23rd in The Hague. The Kanyashree Prakalpa, which has helped more than 40 lakh female students across the state, was ranked the best among 552 such social sector schemes from across 62 countries that were nominated for the coveted award. The award was presented at the World Public Service Forum by UN Assistant Secretary General. After receiving the award, the Hon'ble Chief Minister dedicated it to the Kanyashree girls and said, "We are delighted on behalf of our countrymen and the people of Bengal to receive the first prize on UN Public Service Day. Receiving the first prize from the UN for Kanyashree is a huge honour and recognition".

 
 

Union Home Minister chairs High Level Committee meeting for Central assistance to Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland

Union Home Minister chairs High Level Committee meeting for Central assistance to Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland 

 The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) here today for Central Assistance to the States of Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland in the wake of flash flood and landslides of 2016-17.

Revival of HMT

Revival of HMT 

HMT Ltd., the holding company has five subsidiaries under it namely, HMT Machine Tools Limited. HMT Watches Limited, HMT Chinar Watches Limited, HMT Bearings Limited and HMT International Ltd., Out of the above, 3 subsidiaries namely, HMT Watches Limited, HMT Chinar Watches Ltd. and HMT Bearings Ltd., and the Tractor Division of HMT Ltd. have since been approved for closure with attractive VRS/VSS to their employees. These companies were chronically sick and were not in a position to even pay salary and other statutory dues to their employees. However, there is no proposal for shutting down the other subsidiaries of the Company, namely HMT machine Tools Ltd. and HMT International Ltd. 

Non-Official Directors of CPSEs

Non-Official Directors of CPSEs 

The appointment of non-official (Independent) Directors on the Boards of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is a continuous process. The non-official Directors are appointed on the Boards of CPSEs by the concerned administrative Ministries on the basis of recommendations of Search Committee and after obtaining the approval of competent authority. During the last three years, i.e. 2015, 2016 and 2017 (till date), Search Committee has recommended the names for filling up 144, 233 and 15 positions of non-official Directors (including 85 women), on the Boards of various CPSEs. The concerned Ministries are being regularly requested to furnish the proposals for filling up vacant positions of non-official Directors on the Boards of CPSEs under their respective administrative jurisdiction. 

Vacant Posts in PSUs’

Vacant Posts in PSUs’ 

The recruitment to below Board level posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is done by the Management of respective CPSEs and the details of vacant posts in CPSEs are not maintained centrally in the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). However, as per Public Enterprises Survey 2015-16 which was laid on the Table of both the Houses of Parliament on 21.03.2017, the representation of reserved / unreserved categories of employees in the operating CPSEs as on 31.3.2016 was as under:

 

Rajasthan Electronics Instruments Limited

Rajasthan Electronics Instruments Limited 

Electronics Milk Adulteration Tester (EMAT) manufactured by REIL is approved by the Government laboratories accredited for the purpose by Government of India. The validation certificates of EMAT are from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and STQC, Electronics Test & Development Centre, Bangalore under Ministry of Information Technology. 

FAME India

FAME India 
            As a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020), the Government of India formulated a scheme namely Faster Adoption and    Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric vehicles in India [FAME-India] for a period of 6 years,             till 2020, wherein it is intended to support the hybrid /electric vehicle market development and its manufacturing eco-system to achieve self-sustenance at the end of     the stipulated period. The scheme is one of the green initiatives of the Government of             India, which will be one of the biggest contributors in reducing pollution from road transport sector in near future. The     scheme has 4 focus areas i.e. Technology Development, Demand Creation, Pilot Projects and Charging Infrastructure.

              

Auto Mission Policy

Auto Mission Policy 
 

The Department of Heavy Industry has finalised the Automotive Mission plan 2016-26 (AMP 2026) jointly with Indian Automobile Industries after series of consultations with other stakeholders including Government departments including Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways to achieve following objectives.

Vacant Posts in PSUs’

Vacant Posts in PSUs’ 

The recruitment to below Board level posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) is done by the Management of respective CPSEs and the details of vacant posts in CPSEs are not maintained centrally in the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE). However, as per Public Enterprises Survey 2015-16 which was laid on the Table of both the Houses of Parliament on 21.03.2017, the representation of reserved / unreserved categories of employees in the operating CPSEs as on 31.3.2016 was as under:

 

Rajasthan Electronics Instruments Limited

Rajasthan Electronics Instruments Limited 

Electronics Milk Adulteration Tester (EMAT) manufactured by REIL is approved by the Government laboratories accredited for the purpose by Government of India. The validation certificates of EMAT are from National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare and STQC, Electronics Test & Development Centre, Bangalore under Ministry of Information Technology. 

FAME India

            As a part of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan 2020 (NEMMP 2020), the Government of India formulated a scheme namely Faster Adoption and    Manufacturing of Hybrid & Electric vehicles in India [FAME-India] for a period of 6 years,             till 2020, wherein it is intended to support the hybrid /electric vehicle market development and its manufacturing eco-system to achieve self-sustenance at the end of     the stipulated period. The scheme is one of the green initiatives of the Government of             India, which will be one of the biggest contributors in reducing pollution from road transport sector in near future. The     scheme has 4 focus areas i.e. Technology Development, Demand Creation, Pilot Projects and Charging Infrastructure.

Auto Mission Policy

Auto Mission Policy 
 

The Department of Heavy Industry has finalised the Automotive Mission plan 2016-26 (AMP 2026) jointly with Indian Automobile Industries after series of consultations with other stakeholders including Government departments including Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways to achieve following objectives.

Budgetary Provision of NRHM

Budgetary Provision of NRHM 

National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has been subsumed under National Health Mission (NHM). The Budgetary Estimate (BE) under National Health Mission (NHM) is   Rs. 21,940.70 Crore for the F.Y. 2017-18.

Cooperation with who on Malaria Eradication

Cooperation with who on Malaria Eradication 

In consonance with Global Technical Strategy (GTS) of World Health Organization (WHO), the National Frame Work for Malaria Elimination (NFME), 2016-2030 in India was launched by Union Ministerof Health& Family Welfare in February 2016 to eliminate malaria in a phased manner by 2027 and to sustain thereafter till 2030 and beyond. 

Revision in Definition of Blindness

Revision in Definition of Blindness 

National Programmme for Control of Blindness (NPCB) has been re-designated recently as National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI). Further, the definition of blindness under the National Programme for Control of Blindness and Visual Impairment (NPCB&VI) has been modified in line with the definition used under the World Health Organization (WHO), i.e., ‘presenting distance visual acuity less than 3/60 (20/400) in the better eye or limitation of field of vision to be less than 10 degree from centre of fixation’. 

Guidelines on Prescribing Genericmedicines

Guidelines on Prescribing Genericmedicines 

Medical Council of India (MCI) with the prior approval of the Union Government has notified the amendment in Clause 1.5 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, vide notification dated 21.09.2016, which now prescribes “Every physician should prescribe drugs with generic names legibly and preferably in capital letters and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs”.MCI has issued a Circular on 21.04.2017 vide which all the Registered Medical Practitioners under the Indian Medical Council (IMC) Act have been directed to comply with the aforesaid provisions. The State Medical Councils and MCI are empowered under the Ethics Code to take action against such doctors. 

Regulating e-Pharmacy Business

Regulating e-Pharmacy Business 

A sub-committee had been constituted by the Drugs Consultative Committee (DCC) to examine issues relating to online sale of drugs. The Sub-Committee has submitted its report to the Drugs Consultative Committee. The Sub-Committee has inter alia recommended:- 

• Creation of a National Portal to act as the nodal platform for transacting and monitoring online sale of drugs. 

• Necessity of evolving a mechanism to register e-pharmacies. 

Health Cards for Women

Health Cards for Women 

Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Ministry of Women and Child Development have jointly developed Mother and Child Protection card for documenting and monitoring service for antenatal, intra natal and post natal care to Pregnant women. It includes information on free transport facility to hospital, institutional delivery, preparation in case of home delivery for the pregnant women, new born care, immunization and, stages of child developmentand growth monitoring of child till 3 year of age. 

Prescribing of Generic Medicines

Prescribing of Generic Medicines 

Medical Council of India (MCI), with the prior approval of the Union Government, has notified the amendment in clause 1.5 of Indian Medical Council (Professional Conduct, Etiquette and Ethics) Regulations, 2002, vide notification dated 21.09.2016, which now prescribes “Every physician should prescribe drugs with generic names legibly and preferably in capital letters and he/she shall ensure that there is a rational prescription and use of drugs.” 

National Policy on Thalassemia

National Policy on Thalassemia 

Public health is a state subject. However, the Ministry has prepared and issued comprehensive guideline for Haemoglobinopathies (Thalassemia, Sickle cell anemia and other variant anemia) for prevention and management of Haemoglobinopathies. 

Medical College in Every District

Medical College in Every District 

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare administers a centrally sponsored scheme for establishment of new Medical Colleges attached with existing district/referral hospitals. 58 districts in 20 States/UT have been identified under this scheme to establish new Medical Colleges with existing district/referral hospitals, the list is given below:

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