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Govt to appoint 2,000 employees in municipal bodies

Saturday, 24 March 2018 | PNS | Bharadisain (Gairsain)-

The state government would recruit two thousand employees in the municipal bodies. The Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat said here on Friday that these recruitments are being done as more areas have been added in the municipal bodies and population has witnessed a growth.  He said that a sum of Rs 20 crore has been earmarked for construction of office buildings of four municipal corporations. A sum of Rs 35 crore would be provided for 14 municipal councils and Rs 27 crore for 25 Nagar Panchayats. The CM said the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has given in principle acceptance on the proposal of state government to provide a loan of Rs 1500 crore for development of infrastructure in municipal bodies of the state.

Hill Agriculture College struggles with lone Prof 

In a disclosure  which reflects actual state of affairs in the mountainous areas in general and Gairsain in particular, the state Agriculture Minister Subodh Uniyal said in the state Vidhan Sabha on Friday that there is only one professor in the Hill Agriculture College at Gairsain. In response to a question by Karnprayag MLA Surendra Singh Negi, the minister said that  the number of sanctioned posts in the college is 18. He added that nine employees are posted in the college out of which eight are contractual workers hired from outsourcing agency Uttarakhand Purva Sainik Kalyan Nigam Limited (UPNL). The college is affiliated to Uttarakhand Univeristy of Horticulture and Forestry Bharsar, Pauri district.

Members to deliberate on SDGs in Assembly

The Speaker of Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha Premchand Agarwal said that for the first time in its history the members of the Uttarakhand Vidhan Sabha would hold discussions on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) as part of the mission undertaken by the United Nations Organisation (UNO) on Saturday at Bharadisain. As per the convention the house doesn’t undertake any business on Saturdays but this time the members would hold general discussions and participate in a two hour brain storming session on sustainable development. The speaker told The Pioneer that members would participate in healthy discussion on sustainable development and the session is being held for the first time in any state assembly. The objective of the SDG is that the achievements in different fields should be sustainable so that their real objective is attained and the people get proper and long term benefit. The Speaker added that in the 63th Commonwealth Parliamentary Association convention held at Dhaka in October 10, 2017 it was decided that in state assemblies elaborate discussions on the SDGs would be held and any one day should be allotted for it. It is worth mentioning here that the Vidhan Sabha secretariat has prepared a background note on the subject and provided it to the members on the first day of the assembly.

 SDGs are a collection of 17 global goals set by the UNO which cover a broad range of social and economic development issues like health, education, social justice, poverty, climate change, gender equality, drinking water sanitation, energy and environment. The SDGs – ‘Transforming our World- the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’ were developed to replace the Millennium Development Goals which ended in 2015.

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