In my long official career the greatest job satisfaction I have got is while working on Aspirational Districts programme.amitabh kant – ceo, niti aayog
It has enabled me to transform lives in some of the most far flung districts of India based on outcomes, data, & working with young, motivated Collectors.
Dr Sudhakar – Health Minister, Karnataka:
COVID numbers dip sharply to 17k in Bengaluru today:
New cases in State: 42,470
New cases in B’lore: 17,266
Positivity rate in State: 19.33%
Active cases State: 3,30,447 (B’lore- 218k)
Deaths:26 (B’lore- 06)
Suvendu Adhikari – Leader of Opposition, West Bengal, Assembly:
PM Shri Narendra Modi ji interacted virtually with District Magistrates (DMs) of many states today, with the objective of taking direct feedback about the progress & status of implementation of various Central Govt schemes and programmes.
Unfortunately, DMs of West Bengal were missing, as instructed by their political bosses.
Such instance of non-cooperation is a disgrace in the arena of Cooperative Federalism and might act as major impediment to the development of WB.
The Election Commission of India today held a review meeting with the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India through virtual mode. The Commission also held virtual meetings with Chief Secretaries, Chief Electoral Officers and Health Secretaries of Goa, Manipur, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
Chief Election Commissioner Shri Sushil Chandra along with Election Commissioners Shri Rajiv Kumar and Shri Anup Chandra Pandey accompanied by Secretary General and concerned Deputy Election Commissioners held a comprehensive review of the present situation with respect to status and projected trends of COVID pandemic in the five poll going states. The Commission also reviewed Vaccination status and action plan for expeditiously completing vaccination for 1st, 2nd and booster dose for eligible persons amongst polling personnel. The Commission deliberated on relaxing restrictions for physical rallies in the wake of prevailing situation.
After taking into consideration inputs and ground reports from these officers, the Commission also deliberated on requirements of the campaign period in phases where candidate list will be finalised on January 27, 2022 for Phase 1 and on January 31, 2022 for Phase 2.
After considering the present situation, facts and circumstances as also the inputs received in these meetings, Commission has decided as follows:
(1) No road show, Pad-yatra, cycle/bike/vehicle rally and procession shall be allowed till January 31, 2022.
(2) Since contesting candidates for Phase 1 elections will be finalised on January 27, 2022, Commission has decided to allow physical meetings of concerned Political parties or contesting candidates in designated open spaces with a maximum of 500 persons or 50% of the capacity of the ground or the prescribed limit set by SDMA, whichever number is lesser, from January 28, 2022 till February 8, 2022 (excluding the silence period).
(3) Since contesting candidates for Phase 2 elections will be finalised on January 31 2022, Commission has decided to allow physical meetings of concerned Political parties or contesting candidates with public in designated open spaces with a maximum of 500 persons or 50% of the capacity of the ground or the prescribed limit set by SDMA, whichever number is lesser, from February 1, 2022 till February 12, 2022 (excluding the silence period).
(4) The Commission has also enhanced the limit of door to door campaign. Instead of 5 persons, now 10 persons, excluding security personnel, will be allowed for door to door campaigns. Other instructions on door to door campaigns will continue.
5) Commission has already granted relaxation for the political parties to the extent that indoor meetings of a maximum of 300 persons or 50% of the capacity of the hall or the prescribed limit set by SDMA is allowed.
(6) Commission has also allowed video vans for publicity with usual COVID restrictions at designated open spaces with a maximum of 500 viewers or 50 % of the capacity or the limit set by SDMA, whichever number is lesser, in the poll going States subject to public convenience and no hindrance to smooth flow of traffic. (Instructions in this regard are being sent to the CEOs separately).
(7) Political parties and contesting candidates shall ensure the compliance of COVID appropriate behaviour & guidelines and Model Code of Conduct at all occasions during the activities connected with elections.
(8) It shall be the responsibility of the DEO concerned to identify and to notify the designated spaces in advance for the aforesaid purposes.
(9) All remaining restrictions as contained in the Revised Broad Guidelines for Conduct of Elections, 2022 issued on January 8, 2022 shall continue to operate.
All concerned State/District authorities shall ensure full compliance of these instructions.
The Commission will review these instructions at a subsequent date.
Sukhbir Singh Badal – President, Akali Dal:
The next SAD-BSP alliance govt would put an end to sand & liquor mafias in the state by forming corporations for both these entities.
The last five years have witnessed blatant loot of the state exchequer by the sand and liquor mafia run by Congress leaders.
CM Charanjit Channi has been openly extorting money from distillery owners, all this needs to be stopped. We are determined to put an end to this mafia and will establish corporations that will ensure transparent functioning of these sectors.
AAP has given tickets to 65 persons including all six in Ludhiana with a criminal background. It has even given a seat to Amit Rattan from Bathinda Rural after the latter was thrown out of the party by Akali Dal on corruption charges. The real face of AAP stands exposed.
Raghav Chadha – AAP leader:
Capt Amarinder Singh via Raveen Thukral:
Will contest from Patiala, won’t leave my family’s home of 300 years. Will seek votes on my own govt’s achievements & Narendra Modi govt’s accomplishments at Centre.
Badals & their Akali Dal are not suitable for Punjab. They were responsible for 2015 sacrilege cases, drugs and mafia menace. I, as CM, brought sacrilege cases to courts despite hurdles in getting them back from CBI.
This Bhagwant Mann is just a comedian & Punjab, with its 600 km border with Pak, doesn’t need comedians. People won’t be fooled by his Aam Aadmi Party or Arvind Kejriwal’s farcical Delhi model of cross subsidy
My only role in Charanjit Channi’s Me too case was to ask him to apologise to the lady officer. I told him if she doesn’t accept your apology I’ll take action. But she accepted it & the matter ended there.
Charanjit Channi is lying. As CM, I got inputs that he & many other Congress leaders from top to bottom were involved in mining mafia. I told Sonia Gandhi but I didn’t take action out of loyalty to Congress – the only mistake I made in my entire tenure.
The final blast for the 980-metre long Sela Tunnel (Tunnel 1) was conducted by Director General Border Roads (DGBR) Lt Gen Rajeev Chaudhry through an e-ceremony from New Delhi on January 22, 2022. This marks the culmination of the excavation works on the complete Sela Tunnel Project. This feat has been achieved by Border Roads Organisation (BRO) amidst inclement weather and heavy snowfall.
The Sela Tunnel Project is located in the West Kameng District of Arunachal Pradesh. Once completed, it will be a lifeline as it will provide all weather connectivity to Tawang. The project comprises of Tunnel 1, which is a 980 m long single tube tunnel and Tunnel 2, which is a 1555 m long twin tube tunnel. Tunnel 2 has one bi-lane tube for traffic and one escape tube for emergencies. It will also be one of the longest tunnels to have been constructed above altitude of 13,000 feet. The project also includes construction of an approach road of seven kilometres to Tunnel 1, which takes off from BCT Road and a link road of 1.3 kilometres, which connects Tunnel 1 to Tunnel 2.
The foundation stone of the Sela Tunnel Project was laid by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi in 2019. On January 15, 2021, after the first blast was conducted by the DGBR, excavation work on Tunnel 1 commenced. Thereafter, on October 14 2021, Raksha Mantri Shri Rajnath Singh carried out the breakthrough blast of the 1,555 meter Tunnel 2, through an e-ceremony from India Gate, marking the end of excavation on Tunnel 2.
Highlights of PM Modi’s interaction with District Magistrates of various districts on the implementation of key government schemes :
- When the aspirations of others become your aspirations and when fulfilling the dreams of others becomes the measure of your success, then that path of duty creates history.
- Today Aspirational Districts are eliminating the barriers of the progress of the country. They are becoming an accelerator instead of an obstacle.
- Today, during the Azadi ka Amrit Kaal, the country’s goal is to achieve 100% saturation of services and facilities.
- The country is witnessing a silent revolution in the form of Digital India. No district should be left behind in this.
- When silos end, 1+1 doesn’t become 2, 1+1, becomes 11. We see this collective power in the Aspirational Districts today.
Everybody has the right to be imperfect. Rather than expecting perfection in people, situations or yourself, change your perception. The mere recognition that this is how the world is, brings acceptance and you become centered and calm :
Pic Credit : Sri Sri