Government clears Rs. 919 Crore for AMRUT projects in Rajasthan

Ministry of Urban Development has approved the first batch of state level Action Plans under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) aimed at enabling water supply as per the norm and providing water supply and sewerage connections to all urban households. An inter-ministerial Apex Committee of AMRUT chaired by Shri Madhusudhan Prasad, Secretary(Urban Development) cleared plans worth Rs.2,786.28 cr in this regard for 89 cities in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan. The Apex Committee of AMRUT approved State Annual Action Plans (SAAP) for the three states for 2015-16. Gujarat proposed SAAP entailing an investment of Rs.1,204.42cr followed by Rajasthan –Rs.919 Crore and Andhra Pradesh proposing an investment of Rs.662.86 cr.
This is for the first time that the Urban Development Ministry approved state level plans unlike the past practice of appraising and approving individual projects. The approved Action Plans have a total of 143 projectsin 89 AMRUT cities in these 3 states. These include 47 schemes relating to ensuring water supply connections and augmenting water supply and 31 projects for expanding sewerage network services in identified cities and towns. The rest pertain to storm water drains, urban transport and green spaces and parks. Under AMRUT, Central Government will provide an assistance of 50% of project cost for cities with a population of up to 10 lakhs each and one third of project cost for cities with a population of above 10 lakhs each. Rest of the project cost has to be borne by the states and urban local bodies. As per these norms, central assistance for the approved projects in three states comes to Rs.1,356.23 cr.  First installment of central assistance of Rs.118.03 cr for Gujarat, Rs.91.90 for Rajasthan and Rs.66.29 for Andhra Pradesh under Atal Mission will be released shortly.

राजस्थान में 13 दिसम्बर से लागू होगी स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना

मुख्यमंत्री श्रीमती वसुन्धरा राजे की पहल पर प्रदेशवासियों को गुणवत्तायुक्त स्वास्थ्य सेवाएं उपलब्ध कराने के उद्देश्य से प्रस्तावित महत्वाकांक्षी स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना सम्पूर्ण राज्य में आगामी 13 दिसम्बर से शुरू होगी। इसके लिए पूर्वाभ्यास 26 अक्टूबर से शुरू होगा। श्रीमती राजे ने योजना की तैयारियों की समीक्षा के लिए सोमवार को मुख्यमंत्री कार्यालय में एक उच्च स्तरीय बैठक में बताया कि स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना के पात्र लोगों की पहचान के लिए भामाशाह कार्ड, आधार कार्ड या राशन कार्ड को आवश्यक बनाया जायेगा। उन्होंने अधिकारियों को निर्देश दिए कि स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना का व्यापक प्रचार-प्रसार किया जाये ताकि अधिक से अधिक लोग इससे लाभान्वित हो सकें। बैठक में बताया गया कि योजना के तहत प्रदेश के समस्त भामाशाह कार्डधारी, प्रदेश के राष्ट्रीय खाद्य सुरक्षा योजना में आने वाले परिवार एवं राष्ट्रीय स्वास्थ्य बीमा योजना में आने वाले परिवार लाभान्वित होंगे। योजना के लाभ राज्य के समस्त मेडिकल काॅलेज अस्पतालों, जिला अस्पतालों, सेटेलाइट अस्पतालों, सब डिविजनल अस्पतालों तथा सामुदायिक स्वास्थ्य केन्द्रों पर उपलब्ध होंगे। प्रत्येक परिवार को प्रतिवर्ष सामान्य बीमारियों के लिए 30 हजार रुपये का बीमा व चिन्हित गंभीर बीमारियों हेतु 3 लाख रुपये तक का स्वास्थ्य बीमा मिलेगा। प्रतिवर्ष लगभग 400 करोड़ रूपये व्यय कर एक करोड़ परिवारों को 3 लाख करोड़ रूपये का बीमा कवर उपलब्ध कराया जायेगा। सामान्य बीमारियों के 1 हजार 45 पैकेज व क्रिटिकल बीमारियों के 500 पैकेज तैयार करने के साथ ही राजकीय अस्पतालों के लिए आरक्षित 173 पैकेज निर्धारित किये गये हैं।

Virender Sehwag to retires from international Cricket

Virender Sehwag to announced his retirement from international cricket. This will brings down the curtains on a remarkable career in which he scored 17,253 international runs across formats. Sehwag is the only Indian batsman to score a triple-century in Tests, and he did it twice. With 8586 runs from 104 Test matches, Sehwag stands at fifth in India's all-time list. In ODIs, he scored 8273 runs, with 15 centuries including the second-highest individual score of 219. In 19 Twenty20 internationals, the right-hander made 394 runs. Aside from all those runs, Sehwag took 40 wickets in Tests and 96 in ODIs. India's former opening batsman who currently plays Ranji Trophy for Haryana has decided to hang up his boots. Last week, Sehwag's Indian teammate Zaheer Khan announced his retirement from international cricket. Sehwag was part of the 2011 World Cup and play crucial role in winning world cup apart from several cricket records to his name. 
Virender Sehwag, on Monday dismissed speculation of his imminent retirement as per English Daily Indian Express. When contacted by The Indian Express, Sehwag texted saying: “Not yet.” Earlier on Monday, reports had emerged that he would draw curtains on his international career following his presence at the inauguration of the Masters Champions League 2020 in Dubai on Monday. 

Resurgent Rajasthan Video - Rajasthan Hai Taiyyar

Resurgent Rajasthan Partnership Summit on 19-20 Nov 2015 Promotional Video "Rajasthan Hai Taiyyar‬", A Video with Soul and culture of Rajasthan to attract investors in India's Largest and Mineral rich state.

Rajasthan Assistant Agriculture Officer Exam 2015 for 257 Post

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer (Rajasthan) has issued Recruitment Notification 2015 on 16th October 2015 for 257 post of Assistant Agriculture Officer in Agriculture Department. Eligible and interested candidates should apply on or before 23rd November 2015.
Assistant Agriculture Officer (AAO)
Total Post: 257 Post
Pay Scale: Rs. 9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs. 4200
Qualification: B.Sc. (Agriculture) or B.Sc. (Horticulture) Honours of a University established by Law in India. AND Working knowledge of Hindi written in Devnagari Script and knowledge of Rajasthani Culture.
Age Limit: 18-35 Years on 1.1.2016, age relaxation as per norms of govt. of rajasthan. 
How to Apply: Eligible and Interested candidates should go through detail Notification and apply ONLINE through official website of RPSC, Ajmer i.e. from 22nd October 2015 to 23rd November 2015.
Last date: 23rd November 2015
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Rajasthan School Lecturer Exam 2015 for 13098 Post Notification, Apply Online

Rajasthan Public Service Commission (RPSC), Ajmer (Rajasthan) has issued Recruitment Notification 2015 on 16th October 2015 for 13098 job post of School Lecturer (School Education) in Rajasthan Education Department. Eligible and interested candidates should apply on or before 23rd November 2015.
School Lecturer (School Education)
Total Post: 13098 Post
Pay Scale: Rs. 9300-34800 + Grade Pay Rs. 4800
Qualification: B.Ed and equivalent degree in concern subject.
Age Limit: 21-35 Years on 1.7.2016, age relaxation as per norms of govt. of rajasthan. 
Subject wise vacancy for School Lecturer:
Age: 18-35 Years, Age relaxation as per govt. of Rajasthan rules. 
Examination Pattern : There will be two Papers in examination
Paper-I General awareness and General Studies :
Duration: 1 Hour and 30 minutes
Paper-II Subject Concerned :
Duration: 3 Hours
1. The competitive examination shall carry 450 marks.
2. There will be two papers. Paper I shall be of 150 marks and Paper II shall be of 300 marks. Duration of Paper I shall be One and a Half hours and the duration of Paper II shall be Three hours.
3. All the question in both the Papers shall be Multiple Choice Type questions.
4. Negative marking shall be applicable in the evaluation of answers. For every wrong answer one-third of the marks prescribed
for that particular question shall be deducted.
5. Subjects included in both the papers and the marks given to them are shown in the tables below:
How to Apply: Eligible and Interested candidates should go through detail Notification and apply ONLINE through official website of RPSC, Ajmer i.e. from 23rd October 2015 to 23rd November 2015.
Last date: 23rd November 2015
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Rajasthani writer Nand Bhardwaj returns Sahitya Akademi award

Rajasthani writer Nand Bhardwaj has returned his Sahitya Akademi award, blaming the literary body of failing to "protect" the rights of writers. In a letter to Secretary of Sahitya Akademi on Wednesday, Bhardwaj, also attached a check of Rs.50,000 which he got with the award in 2004 and sent "prateek chinh" separately. "My sentiments are hurt the way MM Kalburgi was shot dead and Akademi is unable to do anything to protect the rights of writers and not even expressed any condolence on this serious issue", showing letter to media persons, the former DD Director, commented. Bhardwaj has won the prestigious honour for his book 'Samhi khulto marag.' 
Not only writers the common man’s feeling were also threatened in the present scenario where freedom of expression has been facing fundamentalist and communal challenges, he alleged. “This is a protest against religious and creative intolerance which is rising in recent time,” he added. Mr. Bhardwaj is also the Rajasthan coordinator for Jaipur Literature Festivals, since its inception. With this, at least 29 authors including Nayantara Sahgal and Ashok Vajpeyi have decided to return their Akademi awards and five writers have stepped down from official positions of the literary body, which in turn has convened an emergency meeting on October 23, 2015 to discuss the developments. 

राजस्थान बनेगा स्टार्टअप कम्पनियों का सबसे बड़ा हब

मुख्यमंत्री श्रीमती वसुन्धरा राजे ने राजस्थान स्टार्टअप फेस्ट-2015 के शुभारम्भ के अवसर पर सीतापुरा औद्योगिक क्षेत्र में स्थित जयपुर एग्जीबिशन एण्ड कन्वेंशन सेन्टर में राजस्थान स्टार्टअप पॉलिसी 2015 लान्च की। राजस्थान यह पॉलिसी लान्च करने वाला उत्तर भारत का पहला राज्य है। श्रीमती राजे ने दो दिवसीय राजस्थान स्टार्टअप फेस्ट के उद्घाटन सत्र को सम्बोधित करते हुए कहा कि वह दिन दूर नहीं जब निवेश के लिए बन रहे अनुकूल माहौल की बदौलत राजस्थान स्टार्टअप कम्पनियों के लिए सबसे बड़े हब के रूप में उभरेगा। उन्होंने कहा कि स्टार्टअप रिवोल्यूशन की शुरूआत भले ही बैंगलूरु से हुई हो लेकिन राजस्थान में नवोदित उद्यमियों के लिए अपार सम्भावनाएं मौजूद हैं।
मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि राजस्थानियों ने अपने व्यावसायिक कौशल की दुनिया में धाक जमाई है। अब समय आ गया है कि वे यहां के नवोदित उद्यमियों का मार्गदर्शन कर प्रदेश को नई ऊंचाइयां प्रदान करने में सहयोगी बनें। उन्होंने कहा कि सरकार, निवेशक और स्टार्टअप उद्यमी साथ मिलकर लगन एवं ऊर्जा से काम करेंगे तो राजस्थान को विश्व में एक नई पहचान मिलेगी। श्रीमती राजे ने एप्पल कम्पनी के संस्थापक स्टीव जाब्स के उद्धरण का हवाला देते हुए कहा कि आने वाला समय उन लोगों का ही है जो लीक से अलग हटकर सोचते हैं क्योंकि जो अलग सोचते हैं वे ही दुनिया को बदलने की क्षमता रखते हैं। उन्होंने कहा कि बीते दो दशक में इन्टरनेट और मोबाइल तकनीक के कारण तेजी से बदलाव आये हैं। आज व्यवसाय को लेकर लोगों की धारणा बदल रही है। स्टार्टअप कम्पनियां रिटेल सेवाओं तक आम लोगों की पहुंच आसान बनाने में बहुत बड़ी भूमिका निभा रही हैं। मुख्यमंत्री ने कहा कि आज यातायात, स्वास्थ्य सेवा, शिक्षा, पेयजल, ऊर्जा एवं खान-पान के क्षेत्र में स्टार्टअप कम्पनियों ने नवाचार के साथ नये आयाम स्थापित किये हैं जो आने वाले समय में और आगे बढ़ेंगे। उन्होंने कहा कि जयपुर के कलवाड़ा गांव निवासी आठवी उत्तीर्ण ओम सैनी ने जीरो वेस्ट आर ओ प्लांट इजाद किया है जो क्षेत्र में लोकप्रिय हो गया। जो युवा उद्यमियों के लिए प्रेरणादायी है।
आईआईएम अहमदाबाद के सीआईआईई के सीईओ श्री कुणाल उपाध्याय ने राजस्थान की स्टार्टअप पालिसी को देश में सर्वश्रेष्ठ बताते हुए प्रदेश की तुलना इजराइल से की और कहा कि प्रदेश के स्टार्टअप हब के रूप में उभरने की प्रबल सम्भावनाएं हैं। मुख्य सचिव श्री सी.एस.राजन ने विश्वास व्यक्त किया कि स्टार्टअप पालिसी प्रदेश के नवोदित उद्यमियों को नई दिशा प्रदान करेगी। माइक्रोमेक्स के एमडी श्री राजेश अग्रवाल, एक्यूमेन इन्वेस्टर फण्ड के श्री नागराज प्रकाशम एवं स्टार्टअप ओएसिस के सीईओ श्री चिंतन बख्शी ने भी युवा उद्यमियों को सम्बोधित किया। प्रमुख शासन सचिव उद्योग श्रीमती वीनू गुप्ता ने आभार व्यक्त किया। इस अवसर पर सांसद श्री रामचरण बोहरा सहित प्रदेश के प्रमुख उद्यमी मौजूद थे। इससे पहले मुख्यमंत्री श्रीमती राजे ने समारोह स्थल पर विभिन्न स्टार्टअप कम्पनियों की ओर से लगाई गई स्टाल्स का निरीक्षण किया तथा उनके द्वारा प्रदत्त की जा रही सेवाओं के बारे में विस्तार से जानकारी प्राप्त की।

Government approves 78 days bonus for Railway employees

Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the Production Linked Bonus for Railway Employees. The Production Linked Bonus equivalent to 78 days wages will be paid considering the good financial performance which is expected to motivate employees for working towards improving the same in future. About 12.58 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision.
The wage ceiling for payment of PLB fixed at Rs. 3500/- per month. Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days’ wages for the financial year 2014-2015 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel).  Railways had proposed to give 78 days wages as productivity-linked bonus, the same as the last three years, despite the financial crunch. This could mean that the employees will get Rs 8897 as bonus for this month. The burden on railways is estimated to cost more than Rs 800 crores. In 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 also,78-day wages were given as PLB to railway employees. Productivity-linked bonus is paid to railway employees each year.

World bows its head before our youth - Vasundhara Raje

Jaipur, October 6. Over 50,000 young girls and boys recited National Song Vande Matram with much enthusiasm and passion in august presence of Chief Minister Smt. Vasundhara Raje on Tuesday at Jan Path in Jaipur. Entire surroundings got drenched in national fervor and patriotism when 120 sitar players gave a synchronized performance directed by Shri Vikram Hazara. Everybody present was overwhelmed during this show. Addressing the youth present on the occasion of this performance titled 'Vande Matram- Voice of Unity' organized as a part of Hindu Spiritual And Service Fair-Jaipur 2015, the CM said that this song is a medium of national integration. She called upon the young generation to adopt the spirit of this National Song and take the nation forward amongst top progressing countries. Smt. Raje said that recently several measures had been taken which resulted in the increased credibility of our country in the world and it bowed its head before us. With its skills and merit the new generation had brought a good name to India. She hoped that this trend would continue. Our nation is safe in the present young generation, she said. The CM said that in 2003 an international survey conducted through 155 countries found Vande Matram to be the second most popular song in the world. This was matter of pride for every citizen of the country, she said. On this occasion, she administered an oath of conserving nature by way of saving trees, serving deities like Nag, Gaumata, Ganga Mata, Dharati Mata and honouring teachers, women, our parents and the national heroes.
The Union Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Colonel (Retd) Rajyavarddhan Singh Rathore called upon the youth to set goals in their lives and follow ideals of great people. He said that the CM created an important space for herself in the men's world. "She is an icon for the youth of the state and we all get inspirations from her personality," he said. Colonel Rathore said that he would feel encouraged meeting young people and the unlimited energy they carry. He said that our country got freedom after many hardships and we should remain committed for service to the nation to keep it forever. He urged the young people to carry forward and propagate delightful Indian culture using social media and Internet. Prior to this, patron of the event Shri Gunavant Singh Kothari said that with the aim of attracting young generation towards volunteerism the Hindu Spiritual and Service Fair-Jaipur 2015 would be organized between October 8 and 11 at Investment Grounds. About 250 institutions would participate in this event. He gave a detailed account of services being offered by the organizer. Programme Convener Shri Anurag Bhardwaj, Co-convener Shri Shashikant Singhvi, Dr. Subhash Bapna of Jaipur Foundation and other office-bearers of organizing committee welcomed the guests. Several public representatives, dignitaries, senior police and administrative officials were also present during the event.