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    Women and widower Maharashtra government staffers to get special paid leave for child care

    Mumbai: Female government employees in Maharashtra, as well as their widower male colleagues with children below the age of 18, will be entitled to 180 days of special leave to look after them. A decision to this effect was taken by the state cabinet earlier this month in Nagpur and the Government Resolution (GR) on the matter was issued today.

  • Congress objects to Maharashtra govt declaring drought in only eight tehsils

    Mumbai: The Opposition Congress has raised objection over drought being declared in only 8 tehsils in Vidarbha and North Maharashtra by the state government. The revenue department on Tuesday issued Government Resolution (GR) declaring drought in Yeotmal, Washim and Jalgaon district.

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    Maharashtra govt issues Government Resolution giving 1 percent quota to orphans in jobs, education

    Mumbai: Living up to the assurance given by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on January 16 this year, the Women and Child Development department issued a Government Resolution (GR) giving one percent reservation quota in the ‘Open’ category to orphans in education and government jobs. The reservation quota shall be applicable to orphans and destitute children who are covered under the Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act, 2015.

  • Mumbai: Police force goes digital to save on time and resources

    Mumbai: As a part of paperless work in the force, the officers of and above the rank of inspector have been given computer in their offices and user ID and password has been created rank wise to operate the system. Earlier the circulation of a notice or Government Resolution (GR) was a mammoth task which involved paper as well as manpower and also consumed a lot of time.

  • Mumbai: Ministers splurge, flout vehicle rules, says RTI Activist

    Mumbai: The ministers are denied to get a convoy of vehicles as per a Government Resolution in 2005 and it was decided to provide only one vehicle for each Minister. This rule, however, has been flouted by few state ministers.

  • Maharashtra: Now on, a private person will need to submit bank guarantee for police protection

    Mumbai: The state home department has taken a stringent decision not to allow police protection or escort to anybody without considering his socio-economical and political background. According to new Government Resolution (GR) published on Friday, any private person who want police protection, armed or plain protection will have to pay for it and have to give bank guarantee of three months as protection fee.

  • Maharashtra government warns ministers’ staff to use photocopy machines carefully

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has asked the staff of its ministers to use the photocopy machines carefully and warned that they would have to pay the repair costs if they were found damaged due to their negligence. The direction has been given in a Government Resolution (GR) issued by the General Administration Department (GAD) on November 6.

  • Circus to come back to Mumbai, after twelve years

    Mumbai: The once popular form of entertainment ‘circus’ will be back in Mumbai after almost twelve years as the Revenue Department on Monday passed a Government Resolution (GR) allowing a part of Cross Maidan situated near Churchgate station to be used for a commercial purpose such as circus, medical camp, sports activity and cultural activity for 90 days in a year.

  • Maha govt transfers portion of Cross Maidan to BMC

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra government has decided to transfer a portion of the Cross Maidan, located near Churchgate station in South Mumbai, to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for commercial use, maintenance and security.

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    Bombay High Court strikes down confusing GR on laying down guidelines for hawker’s panel

    Mumbai: In a major setback to the Maharashtra government, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday struck down the Government Resolution (GR) which posed the mind wracking query – ‘What came first, the chicken or the egg?’ The GR issued in January this year, purportedly laying down guidelines for the constitution of the Town Vending Committees, was intended to oversee the regulation of hawkers in every district.

  • RBI does not have any official record of issuing Rs 2,000 and Rs 200 notes?

    Mumbai : In what could be a bizarre situation, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) does not seem to have any official records to prove that it had authorised the issue of new currency notes in denominations of Rs 2,000 and Rs 200, after demonetisation, according to documents available through RTI.

  • Mumbai: Congress comes out in support of hawkers, but against waste segregation in housing societies

    Mumbai: Mumbai’s Congress party president Sanjay Nirupam on Tuesday met Brihanmumbai municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta and demanded that he enforce the national hawkers policy 2014 immediately and also asked Mehta to take back the new government resolution (GR), which enforces big housing societies to manage their own waste if production is over 100 kilogram and above.