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MP government changes Bhopal DM in administrative haul up

The Madhya Pradesh government has appointed Avinash Lavania, Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection and State Warehousing Corporation Bhopal (Additional Charge) as Collector of Bhopal. Lots of bureaucratic changes are happening ever since Shivraj Singh took over as CM. The present Collector of Bhopal Tarun Pithode has been given additional charge of State Warehousing Corporation, Bhopal, and posted as Director, Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Protection.

19 Jun 2020
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MP govt revives Sambal Yojana to give helping hand to poor

Bhopal: To make lives of poor better and strengthen them, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has re-launched Sambal Yojana by transferring an amount of Rs 41.33 crore to the accounts of its beneficiaries directly.
The previous Congress government had discontinued the scheme, so the government decided to re-launched it. Cards of the scheme that had been canceled could now be used once again. The chief minister said, “When I was the CM, I launched Sambal Yojana which is not just a scheme, it is supported to the poor, the future of children, the faith of the elderly and the empowerment of women. Due to resources in possession of some people, they became rich but a large population remained poor. Through Sambal Yojana, we are meting out justice to the same population. We collect tax from rich and provide facilities to the poor, this is social justice.”
On May 5, 2020 the CM gave ex-gratia assistance of Rs 33.16 crore to 1698 beneficiaries of normal death, Rs 8.16 crore to 204 beneficiaries of accidental death and Rs 1 lakh to one beneficiary of partial permanent disability. Chouhan transferred the amount in the accounts of total 1903 beneficiaries directly.
The CM said that Sambal Yojana was started in April 2018. An amount of Rs 703 crore was spent in the year 2018-19 for its implementation. “We have revived the scheme on April 20, 2020 and deposited Rs 41 crore in the account of the beneficiaries in just 15 days. “Sambal Yojana” Zindagi ke Pehle, Zindagi ke Baad.”

06 May 2020
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MP government changes Bhopal DM in administrative haul up

By IndianMandarins 19 Jun 2020

The Madhya Pradesh government has appointed Avinash Lavania, Director, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection and State Warehousing Corporation Bhopal (Additional Charge) as Collector of Bhopal. Lots of bureaucratic changes are happening ever since Shivraj Singh took over as CM. The present Collector of Bhopal Tarun Pithode has been given additional charge of State Warehousing Corporation, Bhopal, and posted as Director, Food, Civil Supplies, and Consumer Protection.

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MP govt revives Sambal Yojana to give helping hand to poor

By IndianMandarins 06 May 2020

Bhopal: To make lives of poor better and strengthen them, Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has re-launched Sambal Yojana by transferring an amount of Rs 41.33 crore to the accounts of its beneficiaries directly.
The previous Congress government had discontinued the scheme, so the government decided to re-launched it. Cards of the scheme that had been canceled could now be used once again. The chief minister said, “When I was the CM, I launched Sambal Yojana which is not just a scheme, it is supported to the poor, the future of children, the faith of the elderly and the empowerment of women. Due to resources in possession of some people, they became rich but a large population remained poor. Through Sambal Yojana, we are meting out justice to the same population. We collect tax from rich and provide facilities to the poor, this is social justice.”
On May 5, 2020 the CM gave ex-gratia assistance of Rs 33.16 crore to 1698 beneficiaries of normal death, Rs 8.16 crore to 204 beneficiaries of accidental death and Rs 1 lakh to one beneficiary of partial permanent disability. Chouhan transferred the amount in the accounts of total 1903 beneficiaries directly.
The CM said that Sambal Yojana was started in April 2018. An amount of Rs 703 crore was spent in the year 2018-19 for its implementation. “We have revived the scheme on April 20, 2020 and deposited Rs 41 crore in the account of the beneficiaries in just 15 days. “Sambal Yojana” Zindagi ke Pehle, Zindagi ke Baad.”

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First cabinet expansion of Madhya Pradesh gets 5 new ministers

By IndianMandarins 21 Apr 2020

Amid COVID-19 crisis and the Madhya Pradesh government finding it difficult to function, five BJP leaders on April 21 have taken oath as cabinet ministers in the first expansion of the council of ministers in Madhya Pradesh.

Five ministers included a woman and two former MLAs sworn in by Governor Lalji Tandon in the Raj Bhawan. BJP leader Narottam Mishra along with Kamal Patel, Meena Singh, Tulsi Silawat and Govind Singh Rajput took oath as minister in the first cabinet expansion after Shivraj Singh Chouhan returned to power after a small stint of Kamal Nath as CM.

Chouhan took oath as the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh on March 23 following the resignation of 22 Congress MLAs that led to the fall of Kamalnath-led Congress government. Chouhan was present at the ceremony. The state was without a cabinet since last two months owing to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Shobha Oza’s appointment scrapped

By IndianMandarins 27 Mar 2020

After the cancellation of political appointments in boards and commissions, the Shivraj Singh Chouhan led BJP government in Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday wiped out the appointment of Congress leader Shobha Oza as the chairperson of MP Women’s Commission with immediate effect. The then outgoing CM Kamalnath had appointed her to the post days before submitting resignation   

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One more split likely in Congress after Scindia's exit

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2020

There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22   Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split.                                   

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time.               

Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.One more split likely in Congress after Jyotiraditya Scindia's exit

 There is a possibility of another split in the Congress after 22 Jyotiraditya Scindia's supporter MLAs left the party in Madhya Pradesh. This time four MLAs from Bundelkhand are reportedly preparing to leave the party. However, due to the postponement of the Rajya Sabha elections, the Congress can get some temporary relief from this split .

 

The Congress government in Madhya Pradesh had fallen due to 22 MLAs leaving it within a month. Now, it is speculated that four Congress MLAs in Bundelkhand may leave the party at any time. Out of 26 seats in Sagar, Panna, Damoh, Tikamgarh, Chhatarpur districts of Bundelkhand, Congress won 10 seats in the Assembly elections, which constituted a big chunk after Gwalior-Chambal. But after Govind Singh Rajput left the party, there are nine Congress MLAs. There may be a similar situation in Bundelkhand, where they have few leaders like Kamleshwar Patel.


By: Neha Sharma

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Shivraj shifts Rajgarh Collector, cancels top appointments: Course correction or settling scores?

By IndianMandarins 25 Mar 2020

MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, on the second day of his assuming charge of the office, cancelled all political appointments with immediate effect.

Further, taking action against officers who confronted BJP leaders in Kamal Nath government Shivraj administration shifted Rajgarh Collector, Nidhi Nivedita (IAS:2012:MP) and Deputy Collector Priya Verma (a PCS officer). Nivedita is posted to Secretariat as Deputy Secretary. Deputy secretary in Secretariat, Neeraj Kumar Singh (IAS:2012:MP) has been appointed Rajgarh Collector.

Nivedita had on January 19 slapped a BJP spokesperson while trying to manage law and order situation during a pro-CAA rally in her area. Her deputy Priya Verma was also involved during the incident.

Apart from this, the government also shifted municipal commissioner of Rewa, Sabha Jeet Yadav, who had slapped a Rs 5 crore notice to former BJP minister Rajendra Shukla, a close confident of CM Chouhan, for using defamatory words. Yadav has been appointed Additional Secretary in the Secretariat. CEO, District Panchayat, Rewa, Arpit Verma has been assigned additional charge of the Municipal Commissioner.

In fact, on March 16, the Kamal Nath government had ordered appointment of M Gopal Reddy (IAS:1985:MP) as Chief Secretary, replacing Sudhi Ranjan Mohanty (IAS:1982:MP), while heads were also appointed for constitutional bodies including MP Women's Commission, State Backward Classes Commission, State SCs Commission, State Minority Cell and State ST Commission.

It may be underlined that a BJP delegation led by Chouhan had on 17 March called on Governor Lalji Tandon and conveyed that the Kamal Nath’s minority govt did not have rights to clear appointments to several constitutional posts. As per Shivraj administration’s move all those appointments stands cancelled.

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Bains made interim Chief Secretary of MP

By IndianMandarins 24 Mar 2020

As Indianmandarins had reported earlier the newly appointed Shivraj Singh Chauhan Government on Wednesday relieved M Gopal Reddy (IAS:1985:MP), the incumbent Chief Secretary. The Govt announced the appointment of Iqbal Singh Bains (IAS:1985:MP) as interim Chief Secretary till the appointment of a regular incumbent. Bains replaces his batchmate Reddy whom Kamalnath Govt had picked last week as Chief Secretary.

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MP Secretariat silent in the hour of need

By IndianMandarins 21 Mar 2020

The State secretariat is virtually emptied in the wake of ongoing political crisis in MP and the coronavirus outbreak in the country. There seems to be no one in the secretariat to take well considered call on the critical issues confronting the state, at present. Ever since 22 MLAs owing allegiance to Jyotiraditya Scindia quit Congress, the State Secretariat has become deserted. As news came on Thursday night that the CM would address a press conference on Friday, the bureaucracy, well aware that the CM does not have numbers, was sure that conference was called to announce his resignation. The secretariat was therefore emptied on Friday morning. However, there was some activity on the fourth floor of Vallabh Bhavan-II, the chief secretary’s office.

 

Besides, officials of GAD remained busy till Thursday as the government continued to do transfers and make political appointments on boards and corporations, apart from health department making plans to check coronavirus. Besides, commercial taxes department for revenue collection and finance department which had to rework the state budget, all other major decisions came to stand still at the secretariat.


By: Neha Sharma

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