Enewstime Desk, June 29, 2020
14th Statistical Day observed
Directorate of Economics & Statistics of Government of Tripura held a programme on Monday to mark the day as 14th Statistics Day and also observed 127th Birth Anniversary of Prof P C Mahalanobis. The department organized a State level workshop on “SDG 3 (Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages) and SDG 5 (Achieve Gender equality and empower all women and girls” at the office of the Directorate.
Paul S. Darlong, DSO (HQ) of DES made welcome address while D Debbarma, Director of Economics and Statistics delivered lecture as Chief Guest.
AK Chanda, Joint Director of DES Tripura, Agartala made technical discussion on the eve of SDG3 and SDG 5.
Speakers also focused upon role of Prof Mahalanobis in details.
Madhyamik results on July 3
Tripura Board of Secondary Education (TBSE) will declare the Madhyamik (new syllabus) on July 3 next. Education Minister Ratanlal Nath has announced this at a press conference in Civil Secretariat on Monday. Based on the directives of the Supreme Court passed on June 26 last and in consideration of health related issues of all aspirants, the Board has decided to cancel all the pending examinations of Madhyamik (old syllabus), Madrassa Alim (new and old syllabus), Higher Secondary, Madrassa Fazil Theology and Madrassa Fazil Arts, he said.
Petro price hike: Congress holds protest rally across State
Thousands of Congress workers on Monday took to the streets across the state against the indiscriminate rise of fuel prices all over the Country. The Congress party across the country staged protests in all the district head quarters seeking answers from the Modi government relating to such price hike. The Congress also launched a virtual campaign against the fuel price hike under the banner “Speak Up India against Fuel Prices”.
All the PCC leaders and CLP leaders mailed separate letters addressing the President of the country to take adequate measures to resolve the issue of price hike. The central protest rally was led by state Congress Chief Pijsuh Biswas in front of the Congress Bhavan. In an attempt to showcase the public plight, the party activists pulled a motorcycle through a cart. Almost similarly former TPCC president Birajit Sinha rode a rickshaw at Udaipur in order to showcase the problems of citizens to cope up with the rising fuel prices. Another former TPCC president Gopal Roy hit street riding on a bicycle. Both Sinha and Roy slammed the Modi-government for incessant rise in petro-prices.
Speaking on the sideline of the protests, TPCC president Pijush Biswas said, “the economy of the country is shrinking under this regime. When the prices of crude oil are in downward trend in the international markets, the prices are higher in the country. Congress leaders claim that petro price hike has put common people under immense pressure at the time of Corona crisis.
Ensure water-connections to 3.20 lakh households, CM directs
Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb asked the officials concerned to ensure drinking water facility to every household by 2022 under Atal Jaldhara Yojana. The Chief Minister has on Monday chaired a review meeting of the DWS department at Secretariat.
The state government has set target for providing water connections to 3.20 lakh households in the current year. In this context, the Chief Minister has passed an instruction to the DWS department for speedy implementation of Atal Jaldhara Yojana.
He also emphasized on increasing coordination between the Panchayat Pradhans/ Village Committee Chairmen and 1178 Sevaks. They would ensure that the water connection reaches every household in their respective areas at the earliest. The volunteers would get Rs. 150 for per connection-the total expenditure for this purpose would be Rs. 4.80 crore.
Manik Sarkar writes to CM on vacant DG post
On the vacant post of the Director General of Police, the Supreme Court granted the State Government a one-time relaxation relating to work experience due to dearth of the required number of IPS officer. However, in a letter written to Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb, Opposition leader Manik Sarkar saw red in this and expressed his ‘surprise’ at relaxing required minimum service by five years for one time.
At present only two IPS officers – VS Yadav and Amitabha Ranjan – are eligible for the DG post. As no other IPS officer satisfies the mandatory minimum of 30 years of work experiences as IPS, a panel consisting of three eligible IPS Officers could not be formed.
After the Apex Court granted State Government’s plea for lowering the minimum work experience to 25 year for one time due to serious crisis of eligible IPS officers in the State, four other IPS officers including S S Chaturvedi, Rajiv Singh, Anurag and Puneet Rastogi have become eligible for the consideration to be elevated to the rank of DG—another officer Joydeep Naik recently took VRS.
However, Manik Sarkar was ‘surprised as the Apex Court lowered the mandatory work experiences.
In his letter to the Chief Minister, he said, “This may cause confusion, unhappiness and heartburning to other IPS officers who have already touched/crossed the normal limit of work or gathering experiences to discharge responsibilities of this premier post. This may not create a healthy and cordial atmosphere in the police administration.”
AMC failed to increase income sources: BJP
The CPM ruled Agartala Municipal Corporation on Monday evoked serious criticism and resentment from the elected BJP councilors for what they say ‘a failure on the part of the civic body to improve its own income generation sources’. AMC Mayor Dr Prafullajit Sinha also faced serious resentment from the saffron fold as the present elected body ‘could not live up to the expectations of the people living in expanded city areas’. In the budget discussion session on Monday, the BJP Councilor Ashit Ray strongly came down on the ruling council and alleged that the AMC could not think out of the usual course that led the AMC to run in deficit at every budget.
TSF demands Kokborok in recruitment exams
Twipra Students’ Federation (TSF) on Monday sought attention of the Tribal Welfare Minister to include Kokborok language as a desirable language along with Bangali and English for the scheduled exams of Tripura Forest Service. Addressing a press conference here in the Agartala Press Club, TSF General Secretary Sunil Debbarma said, in an advertisement published by Tripura Public Service Commission for recruiting forest officials, Bengali has been only placed as a desirable knowledge apart from the educational qualification.
“We strongly demand that Kokborok language should be incorporated as one of the desirable languages as in such kind of recruitment process along with English. It is pertinent to issue a fresh advertisement in this regard before the last date of submission”, Sunil Debbarma said.
Takarjala incident: 2 nabbed
Police arrested two persons identified as Ramani Debbarma and Padmaram Debbarma in the sensational BJP meeting attack case. According to sources, the police team was tipped off about the location of both the absconding persons by secret sources.
Heroin seized, 1 arrested
With active co-operation local youths, Police seized 30 gram heroin from one Suresh Charei (25) from Tin Aani area of Assam-Agartala Road under Panisagar in North Tripura district today. Market value of seized Heroin stands at more than Rs three lakh. Police arrested the youth and slapped a case against him under NDPS act.