Uttar Pradesh Government

  • CCTVs to be installed in UP girls' colleges and hostels 2 days ago

    The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered installation of CCTV cameras at the entry gates of all girl's colleges and hostels, an official said Thursday. The decision came after discussions in a higher level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan. "The state government is worried over the rising incidences of molestation...
  • UP govt to install CCTVs to check cheating in board exams August 13, 2014

    With a view to effectively check copying in UP secondary education board examination in the state, Uttar Pradesh government would install CCTV cameras at all the examination centres and government colleges. The Secondary Eduation Minister Mehboob Ali, in a meeting with senior officials of his department including district inspectors of schools...
  • UP to provide free power connections to 1.72 lakh families July 19, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government will provide free electricity connections to 1.72 lakh below poverty line (BPL) families in the state, officials said on Saturday. Chief secretary Alok Ranjan has issued an order for getting the desired logistics. He said the construction of 33/11 substations in 166 out of out of 201...
  • UP government pays compensation of Rs 3 lakh to Gonda rape victim July 18, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government has paid monetary relief of Rs 3 lakh to a woman, who was allegedly raped by a police constable in district Gonda, following a direction from the National Human Rights Commission. Initially, the government had refused to provide financial assistance to the victim but later complied with the...
  • UP government to constitute committee for journalists July 17, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government has decided to constitute a committee to resolve problems being faced by journalists in their work area, including security for them during coverage of events, officials said. The committee, to be headed by Principal Secretary (Home), would include principal secretaries of Information, Housing and Urban Development, Medical and...
  • Uttar Pradesh secretariat to go paperless; move to increase efficiency and bring transparency July 2, 2014

    In a bid to increase efficiency and bring transparency in the working of its offices, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make all departments of the secretariat paperless, a senior official said on Wednesday. Special Secretary (IT and Electronics) GS Naveen Kumar said taking an initiative for the project, Chief...
  • Uttar Pradesh has loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from Centre, financial institutions July 1, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said it has a loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from the Centre as well as various financial institutions. "The state has loan of Rs 2,36,795.29 crore from the Centre and other financial institutions," Forest Minister Fareed Mahfood Kidwai, speaking on behalf of Chief Minister...
  • Uttar Pradesh government mulls to start moral lecture in schools June 25, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said it was mulling to start a moral lecture of 15 minutes in the state's secondary schools after morning prayers. State Secondary Education Minister Mehboob Ali said "a short moral lecture in the morning would go a long way in establishing moral values into the students...
  • 3-member committee formed to probe CPMT papers leak June 24, 2014

    A three-member committee of the Uttar Pradesh government's IT department has been assigned to probe the Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) papers leak, an official said on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan has constituted the committee to be headed by Principal Secretary (IT) Jeevesh Nandan and has named Director General Medical Education...
  • State government announces ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to constables' kin June 16, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Monday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the next of kin of each of the two police constables, who died last night in Firozabad. "We have decided to give an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the family members of the two constables who were...
  • UP government asks district, police officers to be more responsive June 13, 2014

    Facing flak over poor law and order situation in the state, Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday asked it officials to be more responsive and said they will be held accountable for any negligence in redressal of public grievance. "As per Chief Minister directions all district level officers will change the work...
  • Investors conclave: UP government signs deals worth Rs 35,000 crore June 12, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday signed 20 initial agreements with corporates entailing investments worth Rs 35,000 crore. These MoUs include a pact with Reliance Jio for providing 4G services and commitments worth Rs 2,100 crore from the ITC group in multiple sectors. The Amity group has also signed a pact with...
  • With fresh investment, UP will surpass Brazil's economy soon, says Akhilesh Yadav June 12, 2014

    In a bid to attract private sector investments from across the globe and create jobs in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said that with fresh investments, his state will surpass Brazil's economy in no time. His comments came during 'Investors' Conclave' where top global and Indian investors from...
  • Buyers have to wait for possession of Noida flats June 11, 2014

    Buyers of flats in some parts of Noida will have to mark time as the Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to interfere with an NGT order restraining the New Okhla Industrial Development Authority from issuing completion certificates in respect of structures falling within 10 km of the Okhla Bird Sanctuary. An...
  • State government orders sugar mills to pay Rs.1,44,852 lakh arrears June 9, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday cracked the whip on private sugar mills that have not cleared arrears to the tune of Rs.1,44,852.62 lakh and have not paid the dues of sugarcane farmers. Following a meeting of cane growers with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the government issued recovery certificates against 13...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots' inquiry panel records statements of 33 victims June 4, 2014

    The one-member inquiry commission constituted by Uttar Pradesh government to probe the Muzaffarnagar riots, has recorded fresh statements of 33 victims here. The one-member judicial inquiry commission of Justice (Retd) Vishnu Sahai recorded the statements of 33 more victims here yesterday.  More than 700 victims have submitted their affidavits to the...
  • Rape Crisis Centres in each district of Uttar Pradesh by end of 2014: Maneka Gandhi June 2, 2014

    Calling the gangrape and murder of two girls in Badaun a "terrible" case and Uttar Pradesh government "insensitive", Women and Child Development (WCD) minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday said the Centre would set up Rape Crisis Centres in all districts of the state by year-end. "Insensitive, they are. I say this...
  • MHA asks Uttar Pradesh why SCs-STs Act not slapped against Badaun accused June 2, 2014

    The Home Ministry on Monday shot off a letter to Uttar Pradesh government asking it to explain why the stringent clauses of Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act were not slapped on those accused of raping and murdering of two cousins in Badaun. "The law is there. It is...
  • Why was SC/ST Act not applied in Badaun case, MHA asks UP government June 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Monday asked the Uttar Pradesh government on why the SC/ST Act was not slapped against the culprits in the Badaun gangrape-cum-murder case. Two teenage Dalit girls, who were cousins aged 14 and 15 years, were allegedly gangraped and murdered with their bodies found hanging...
  • UP government orders suspension of Labour Enforcement Officer of Badaun district June 2, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday night ordered the suspension of Labour Enforcement Officer of Badaun district on the charges of dereliction of duty. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has suspended Labour Enforcement Officer, Badaun, R P Yadav, with immediate effect and a departmental enquiry has been initiated against him, a statement...
  • Alok Ranjan to be new Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary May 31, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday removed its Chief Secretary Javed Usmani after the state witnessed a surge in crimes. Alok Ranjan has been appointed as the new Chief Secretary of the state. After his appointment as Chief Secretary, Alok Ranjan said, "I have been...
  • EC lets off Mulayam with warning for threatening school teachers to vote for SP April 25, 2014

    The Election Commission on Friday let off Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav with a 'warning' for threatening school teachers appointed on contract by Uttar Pradesh government to either vote for his party in Lok Sabha polls or risk losing permanent status. The EC's decision came after Yadav assured it that...
  • Hate speeches a matter of great concern: CEC April 12, 2014

    In the wake of the recent hate speeches by SP leader Azam Khan and BJP leader Amit Shah, Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that it was a matter of serious concern. "EC has written a strong letter to the UP government. The state government needs to file an FIR for...
  • FIR against Amit Shah a deliberate move by UP government: BJP April 6, 2014

    New Delhi: After an FIR was registered by the Bijnor administration against BJP leader Amit Shah over his recent 'revenge' speech, a fumed saffron party said that the complaint was filed deliberately by the Uttar Pradesh government. "There are no cases against Beni Prasad Verma and Azam Khan for the...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs March 5, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order dated...
  • UP government announces names of 22 recipients of Yash Bharti Award March 5, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday announced the names of 22 renowned personalities who would be conferred with the state's highest Yash Bharti Award this year. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav made the announcement at an official programme in Lucknow. Prominent among the awardees are Bhajan singer Anup Jalota, lyricist Sameer, singer Rekha...
  • No building demolished in Rampur at Azam Khan's behest: UP tells HC March 4, 2014

    Allahabad High Court was on Tuesday  informed by the Uttar Pradesh government that no structure has been demolished in Rampur district at the behest of state minister Azam Khan, as alleged in a contempt petition. The submission was made by Advocate General VC Mishra, assisted by senior counsels SMA Kazmi and...
  • UP doctors stir intensifies, talks fail to end deadlock March 4, 2014

    The doctors' stir that has hit health services in several parts of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday intensified with 200 medicos in Agra joining the resignation spree to protest the attack on their colleagues in Kanpur, even as talks with the government failed to end the deadlock. As the protest entered the...
  • NHRC notice to UP government over minor girl's death March 4, 2014

    The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notice to Uttar Pradesh government over the death of a four-year-old girl due to alleged medical negligence. Acting on media reports, the commission asked the UP director general of health services to file a report within four weeks, said an NHRC statement. The media...
  • Government makes online applications mandatory for business in Uttar Pradesh March 4, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that May 1 onwards, all applications for setting up industrial enterprises in the state would have to be submitted online. No application moved manually would be accepted, an official said. The step, he added, is aimed at reducing human interference in the process of...