Thursday, October 23, 2014

Happy Diwali

Happy Diwali to all friends & families.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Pushkar Fair 2014 from 31st October to 6th November

Pushkar Fair 2014 is all set to starts from 31st October  2014 with flag hoisting ceremony at mela ground. Pushkar fair 2014 will be held from 31st October to 6th November 2014. Pushkar Fair is yearly camel and livestock fair, celebrated in the town of Pushkar in the state of Rajasthan. During the fair, Lakhs of people from rural India flock to Pushkar, along with camel and cattle for several days of livestock trading, horse dealing, pilgrimage and religious festival. The Pushkar fair, one of the key tourist attraction of the desert state, will be held at the mela ground in Pushkar where people from around the country are likely to participate. This small town, becomes a cultural phenomenon when colourfully dressed devotees, musicians, acrobats, folk dancers, traders, comedians, ‘sadhus’ and tourists reach here during Pushkar fair. According to Hindu chronology, it takes place in the month of Kartika beginning on ‘ashtmi’ 8th day of Lunar Calendar and continues till full moon (‘Poornima’). The camel and cattle trading is at its peak during the first half of festival period. During the later half, religious activities dominate the scenario. Devotees take dips in the holy "Sarovar" lake, as the sacred water is known to bestow salvation.
It is one of the world's largest camel fair apart from buying and selling of livestock, and its highlights have become competitions such as the "matka phod", "longest moustache", and "bridal competitions" are the main draws for this fair which attracts thousands of tourists. People throughout the country are allowed to visit the fair to sell their live stocks as well. Handicrafts have much demand in the mela as worldwide tourists visit the destination to buy attractive arts and crafts. An estimated number of around 50,000 camels are brought in the Pushkar camel festival. In recent years the fair has also included an exhibition cricket match between the local Pushkar club and a team of random foreign tourists. People enjoy the dances, music, camel races and many other exciting competitions.

Rajasthan Govt announces Rs 3387 Diwali bonus for employees

Rajasthan Government announced  Rs 3387 Diwali bonus for employees. The Government of Rajasthan today announced to pay bonus to its non-gazetted employees on the eve of Diwali. Employees getting grade-pay of Rs.4800 or less than per month would be entitle for bonus, according to an official statement. As per Finance department's circular every employee would get bonus of Rs 3,387 and it bonus would cover 6 lakh employees. 
The beneficiaries would get bonus around Diwali, which will be equivalent to  their basic pay of one month. Bonus will be paid to employees working  with Zila Parishad, Panchayat Samiti too. The bonus would mean an additional burden of Rs 203 crore for the government.  Gazetted officers would not be entitled for this bonus. 

Rajiv Mehrishi is New Finance Secretary

Rajiv Mehrishi, chief secretary of Rajasthan, will replace Arvind Mayaram as economic affairs secretary ahead of the budget-making process of the central government. Ministry of Finance has four secretaries - Economic Affairs, Expenditure, Revenue and Financial Services. The senior most among the four is designated Finance Secretary.  An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1978 batch from the Rajasthan cadre, Mehrishi is known as a forward-thinking bureaucrat who is credited with kick-starting labour reforms in the western state ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).
 The 59-year-old bureaucrat was serving at the Centre in the Overseas Indian Affairs ministry last year when Ms Raje called him back to Rajasthan when she took over as chief minister. Most of Mr Mehrishi's assignments have been in departments that deal with economics. Mr Mehrishi is an alumnus of St Xaviers School Jaipur and got a college degree from Delhi's St Stephen's. He has an MBA from the United Kingdom. He is a Rajasthan cadre officer of the 1978 batch. The man he replaces in the finance ministry, Mr Mayaram, is a batch mate.

Rajasthan signs 3 key partnership agreements with Singapore

Rajasthan government inked 3 key partnership agreements with Singapore firms to promote investments in the state with Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje saying India cannot achieve its goals without including private sectors and FDI in the development process. Raje, who is on a six-day visit Singapore since Oct 11, along with a high-level delegation of officials and business leaders from the state, Tuesday visited the ITE where the agreement was signed in her presence by the state's principal secretary, industries, Veenu Gupta. The ITE has been entrusted with transforming technical training in Rajasthan starting with ITI, Udaipur, the statement said.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Jaipur Shopping festival 2014

Jaipur Shopping festival 2014 is scheduled to spread over a month from 25th September to 23rd October 2014 with a host of fun events, gala celebrations, music, and other collateral shows planned to capture the nerve of shoppers. Diwali is traditionally known as the shopping festival of Hindus and is popular in all sects of society. Interestingly, Jaipur city is also known for its tremendous gusto for fests and festivities. Hence, the intent of Jaipur Shopping Festival is to provide a platform to all the famous bazaars and malls of Jaipur to showcase their collective might. It is also an exciting opportunity for various associations, amenity providers and functionaries to create the most amazing and unique shopping experience during this season. 
The participating markets are Vaishali Nagar, Chaura Rasta, Nehru Bazar, Tonk Road, Kishanpole Bazaar, Raja Park, Rajat Path Mansarovar, Jayanti Bazaar, Khazane Walon Ka Rasta, Kalwar Road, New Atish Market, New Sanganer Road, Gopalpura Bypass etc.