12 - 12 - 2019

MGNREGA: Tripura creates record for 2015 -16 FY

Agartala, March 04 ( TVN):The state  has again  created a record in successfully implementing MGNREGA for 2015 -16 FY. Speaking reporters at secretariat on Thursday, Naresh Jamatia, Minister of Rural Department informed the state has generated 90 working days for a job seeker under this project in the current financial year. “ One more month of this FY left and we hoped the state will generated more man-days for the workers” he added.Last year the state has generated 88 man-days for the job seekers and that was the highest, he added. Naresh Jamatia said, the union government was sanctioned 1,350 crore under this project for 2015-16 FY.Rural development minister Jamatia said, Tripura all set to secure the top position in implementation of MGNREGA during 2015-16 financial year. He said this has been possible due to people's participation in the national flagship programme.The MGNREGA, launched in 2005, mandates 100 days of employment in a financial year to at least one member of each rural household. Tripura has retained the top position for the fifth consecutive year by providing highest number of jobs per household during the past five years.

PA Sangma, former Lok Sabha Speaker, dies

Former Speaker of Lok Sabha PA Sangma passed away in New Delhi today.

68-year-old Sangma was rushed to Delhi's Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital after suffering a heart attack. He was declared brought dead by doctors.

The Lok Sabha has been adjourned till March 8 as a mark of respect to Sangma.

"We deeply mourn the passing away of PA Sangma ji, I had learnt how to run Lok Sabha with a smile from him," Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi condoled the demise of PA Sangma.

"Shri PA Sangma was a self-made leader whose contribution towards the development of the Northeast is monumental. Saddened by his demise," Modi said.

"Shri PA Sangma's tenure as Lok Sabha Speaker is unforgettable. His down to earth personality & affable nature endeared him to many," he added.

BJP new executive committee formed

Agartala, Mar 03, (TVN)  Pradesh BJP  state executive committee was formed with Biplab Deb as the president. The committee is consisted of 47 members. Of the total, four are vice presidents, three are general secretaries, four secretaries, one treasurer, one office secretary and the rest are members, said BJP state observer  Sunil Deodhar during a press conference held at BJP state office here today. Subal Bhowmik, Jayasree Sharma, Gouranga Pal and Ram Prasad Pal are made vice presidents. Pratima Bhowmik, Rajib Bhattacharya and Sundar Kumar Pal are made general secretaries, Taps Majumder, Sanjoy Jamatia, Amit Rakshit, Jadab Nath are made secretaries, Sujit Kumar Banerjee was made treasurer and Swapan Adhikari was made office secretary. Arun Kanti Bhowmik was made chief spokesperson while Prasenjit Chakraborty, Mrinal Kanti Deb and Subrata Chakraborty were made spokespersons.

TBSE class X exam begin on peaceful note

Agartala, March 03 (TVN): With throbbing heart beats and pulsating nerves students of the city appeared for their first paper in the TBSE class X exams on Thursday. The number of examinees in TBSE  is about 47,442 students for Class X. Nervousness ruled the campus as students made last minutes revision and discussions with their classmates. TBSE authorities informed said that special arrangements have been made for the Class 10. A flying squad has been constituted to keep a vigil look on the examination process.


Minor reshuffle in state cadre service officers

Agartala, March 03 (TVN): In a minor reshuffle of state service cadre officers,   four state cadre officers  were shifted and posting of two officers was cancelled on Thursday. A notification in this regard was issued by general administration department.

Tamal Majumder , secretary, state election commission transferred and posted as ADM & Collector of South Tripura. He will also hold the charge of project director, DRDA of South Tripura in addition.

Prasenjit Bhattacherjee, OSD, state election commission will hold the charge of secretary, state election commission.Bhaswar Bhattacharjee, additional SDM, Jirania transferred and posted as deputy director, panchayat department.

Pintu Das, deputy collector SDM’s office Ambassa is transferred as deputy collector , SDM’s office, Jirania.Anurag Sen, deputy collector, SDM’s office Kanchanpur is transferred and posted as deputy collector.

Meanwhile, transfer order of Meeta Das, additional director, social welfare and social education department as secretary, police accountability commission has been cancelled.

Besides the transfer order of Rakhi Biswas, joint director, panchayat department as ADM & Collector of South Tripura has been cancelled.              

Portfolio allocations: Tapan Chakraborty get finance

Agartala, March 03, (TVN): The department held by ailing Bhanu Lal Saha, member, council of minister has been reallocated today.  A notification issued by chief minister office stated that the finance portfolio was assigned   to minister for school education, Tapan Chakraborty. Apart from this, the portfolio of information and cultural affairs has been assigned to tourism minister Ratan Bhowmik while the portfolio of food has been allocated to senior minister for power, Manik Dey. The notification will take immediate effect, official sources said. Saha, at present undergoing treatment in AIIMS after cancer was diagnosed in his urinary track.