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    Maratha quota: Maharashtra govt likely to receive report by November 15

    Mumbai: The much-awaited report of the Backward Class Commission on the socio-economic ‘backwardness’ of the Maratha community is likely to be finalised by November 15. This comes after the Maharashtra government informed the Bombay High Court that the commission is presently finalising its report pertaining to the ‘status’ of Marathas in state employment and other fields. Special counsel Ravi Kadam, appearing for the government, tendered an affidavit before the division bench of

  • Indore: Bhagoriya mood fails to grip Dewas this year

    Dewas: With majority of village panchayats in the district declared addiction free, the most awaited Bhagoriya fest failed to spread its charm this year. According to information, the week-long festival already started at Punjapura on Monday.

  • Bhopal: Six panchayats become ODF

    HOSHANGABAD: The local Janpad panchayat is trying to make all village panchayats under its jurisdiction ODF. The vice-chairman of Janpad Panchayat Atul Gaur has appealed to the people to keep the environment clean and maintain proper sanitation. Nodal officer DS Dangi, CEO Uday Pratap Singh and block coordinator Ramkumar Gaur visited Ganora village and told the residents about the importance of building and using toilets. Six village panchayats have already become ODF.

  • Incentive scheme for Panchayats not scrapped: Minister

    BHOPAL : Former minister and BJP MLA Archana Chitnis assailed the state government for scrapping the scheme under which the village Panchayats were provided monetary incentive in proportion to the tax collected by the bodies. The money was used for the development of the villages concerned.

  • State follows Centre’s ‘smart’ line

    Mumbai : The State government is contemplating on a separate ‘Smart Village’ scheme, rural development minister Pankaja Munde has said.

  • UP orders social audit of 52,000 village panchayats

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a social audit of all 52,000 village panchayats in the state, an official said Friday. This has been necessitated to ensure transparency and proper redressal of issues, the official added that chief secretary Alok Ranjan has issued directives for uploading of audit findings on government websites.