Raipur : Decisions taken in the meeting of Council of Ministers
A meeting of the Council of Ministers was held today under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, through video conferencing for the first time at his residence office. As part of measures to prevent corona virus infection, Chhattisgarh cabinet ministers' residence office and Chief Minister's residence office were connected through video conferencing. Health Minister Shri T.S. Singhdeo attended the cabinet meeting through video conferencing from Mumbai.
Decisions taken in the meeting-
• The draft Chhattisgarh Local Fund Audit (Amendment) Bill-2020 was approved.
• It was decided to constitute a sub-committee of the Council of Ministers to determine the process of fee regulation for non-government schools operating in the state.
• The draft Chhattisgarh Goods and Services Tax (Amendment) Bill-2020 was approved.
The draft of the Chhattisgarh Agricultural Produce Market (Amendment) Bill -2020 has been approved.
• Amendment Bill was approved in Mahatma Gandhi Horticulture and Forestry University Act (2019).
• The draft of Chhattisgarh Kamdhenu University (Amendment) Bill -2020 was approved.
• Amendment in the work area of the Scheduled Castes Development Authority was approved. In the Authority area, in addition to the ten previous districts, the reconstituted Mungeli, Balodabazar-Bhatapara, Gariaband, Bemetara and Balod districts were included .
• Amount approved from Chief Minister's voluntary grant was approved.
• Amendment was made in the Chhattisgarh Government Business (Allocation) Rules, under which approval was made to delete the allocated subjects and incorporate the allocated subjects into the Water Resources Department
• The 18th Annual Report of the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission (01 April 2018 to 31 March 2019) was approved.
• Chhattisgarh Excise (Amendment) Bill-2020 approved.
• In order to provide opportunities to new institutions in the allocation of fair price shops under the public distribution system, it was decided to determine the qualification related to the experience of cooperatives and women self-help groups as , to be registered and employed 3 months ago against the norm of 3 years for the same .
. Regarding the distribution of gram under the public distribution system, it was decided that from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021, the necessary gram would be procured through an open tender from the market.
• "Outright Settlement Plan-2020" was decided to pay outstanding taxes on motor vehicles before and after formation of Chhattisgarh.
Under which quarterly and monthly tax payable vehicles will be fully exempted from 31 March 2013 in the amount of pending tax imposed on the vehicle and the amount of pending penalty and interest imposed.
• Similarly, in vehicles with quarterly and monthly tax payable from April 1, 2013 to December 31, 2018, pending tax and imputed interest will be payable in vehicles with full exemption in the amount of pending penalty.
• The proposal for starting the Chief Minister's Nutrition Scheme was approved in the state.
• The draft Chhattisgarh Cooperative Society (Amendment) Bill -2020 was approve
• Cooperative sugar factories in Kawardha, Pandaria, Balod and Ambikapur. Theoretical consent was provided for setting up an ethanol plant in mode.
• To encourage investment in Chhattisgarh, the draft New Tourism Policy-2020 has been approved. In which the participation of local community in tourism activities has been ensured, besides promoting tourism in the state, giving tourism the form of industry.
• The proposed Chhattisgarh Town and Village Investment Rules-2019 was approved.
• The draft Chhattisgarh University (Amendment) Bill-2020 was approved.
• The draft Indira Kala Sangeet Vishwavidyalaya (Amendment) Bill-2020 was approved.
• The draft of Chhattisgarh Kushabhau Thackeray University of Journalism and Mass Communication (Amendment) Bill-2020 was approved.
• The draft of Pandit Sundarlal Sharma (Open) University Chhattisgarh (Amendment) Bill -2020 was approved.
• The draft Chhattisgarh Private University (Establishment and Operation) (Amendment) Bill-2020 was approved. Under which the bill to establish a private university as Shri Shankaracharya Professional University was approved.
• The draft Chhattisgarh District Planning Committee (Amendment) Bill-2020 was approved. Which includes the formation of District Planning Committee for the new district Gorella-Pendra-Marwahi.
: Measures of Relief undertaken by the Chhattisgarh Government : The general public won't have to face any difficulty in the prevention of corona virus infection
With the war footing efforts of the state government to prevent and combat the spread of corona virus in the state, the convenience of the general public is placed at the highest priority. On the special initiative by Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, many welfare schemes and decisions have been implemented for the convenience of the general public. These decisions will provide a big relief to the general public of the state including the poor, school children, common citizens and business class during the period of lock-down till 31st March.
The welfare steps taken by the Chhattisgarh government are as follows:
1- The state government has decided to distribute lump sum rice in the month of April and May 2020 to the ration card holders of the public distribution system. For this, instructions have been issued by the Food Department to allotment of Antyodaya, priority and Annapurna category ration card holders in the month of April and May 2020, as well as lump sum distribution of salt and sugar in the month of April 2020.
2- On the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, it has been decided to give mid-day meals to school children during the holiday period. Under this scheme, 40 days dry dal and rice will be supplied to the children of the school. Each and every student of primary school will be given 4 kg of rice and 800 grams of dal and 6 kg of rice and 1200 grams of dal will be distributed to each student of higher secondary school.
3-Instructions have been given for distribution of take home ration to the children of 3-Anganwadi center. All Anganwadi and Mini Anganwadi centers have been closed till 31st March 2020. The state government has given 750 grams of take home ration (ready to eat) for normal, moderate and severely malnourished children between the age of 03 to 06 years as an alternative arrangement in place of hot food instead of 125 grams ready to eat per day. Mandatory delivery instructions are given. The distribution of ready-to-eat as per eligibility to the remaining beneficiaries will continue.
4- The time limit for renewal of license, permit, license etc. has been increased by one month in all the urban bodies of the state.
5- Instructions have been provided to keep the cases in the Revenue Courts on April 1 or after.
6- The Commercial Tax (Registration) Department has revised the rates of Chhattisgarh market price which comes into effect from April 1, to one month now to May. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the problem of congestion occurring in the month of March in the registration offices.
7 - The last date for depositing property tax in urban bodies of the state has been extended from 31st March to 30th April.
8- The Chhattisgarh government has licensed two distilleries for industrial manufacture of alcohol based hand sanitizer (hand rub solution) as part of measures to prevent corona virus (Kovid-19).
9- Decision to give special allowance to the staff of Health Department engaged in treatment of corona.
10- In view of human sentiments from the employers of all private institutions, factories, hospitals, malls, restaurants etc. of the state, workers and employees are not being laid off and ill due to corona virus (Covid-19) or due to other reasons. In addition to providing paid leave in case of need, instructions have been given to take work from their homes as and when required.
11- Ban on meter reading-billing of low pressure consumers till 31st March, one time lump sum will be given under "Electricity Scheme at Half Rate" Benefit of two months.
: Bhupesh Baghel led government provides big relief to poor families: Rice for the month of April and May will be given for free
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel has decided to give rice in the month of April and May free of cost to the poor families of the state. With reference to this, orders have also been issued to all the district collectors by the Food Department of the state government.
Under the management of prevention of infection of Corona virus (Covid-19), a sigh of major relief has been provided to the poor families by the state government. Under the public distribution system in the state, instructions have already been given by the state government to make lump sum distribution of rice in the month of April and May 2020 to ration card holders of Antyodaya, Priority, Disabled, Single destitute and Annapurna category. In the sequence of this decision, distribution of rice to Antyodaya, priority, disabled, single destitute and Annapurna category ration card holders will now be done free of cost.
Chhattisgarh government's relief decisions
The general public will not have any difficulty during the measures to prevent corona virus infection
Raipur, 24 March 2020 / With the efforts being made by the state government on a war footing to prevent the spread of corona virus, the convenience of the general public has also been taken full care of. Several welfare decisions have been implemented for the general public at the initiative of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel.
These decisions will provide a big relief to all people including the poor, school children, common citizens and business class during the lock-down till 31 March.
The welfare steps taken by the Chhattisgarh government are as follows:
1 - The state government has decided to distribute lump sum rice of April and May 2020 to the ration card holders of the public distribution system. For this, instructions have been issued by the Food Department to allotment of Antyodaya, priority and Annapurna category ration holders in the month of April and May 2020, as well as lump sum distribution of salt and sugar in the month of April 2020.
2 - On the instructions of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel, it has been decided to give mid-day meals to school children during the holiday period. Under this scheme, 40 days dry dal and rice will be supplied to the children of the children from school. Each child of primary school will be given 4 kg of rice and 800 grams of dal and 6 kg of rice and 1200 grams of dal will be given to each child of higher secondary school.
3 -Instructions have been given for distribution of take home ration to the children of 3-Anganwadi center. All Anganwadi and mini Anganwadi centers of the state have been closed till 31 March 2020.
The state government has given 750 grams of take home ration (ready to eat) to normal, moderate and severely malnourished children between the age of 03 to 06 years as an alternative arrangement in place of hot food instead of 125 grams ready to eat per day. Mandatory delivery instructions are given. The distribution of ready-to-eat as per eligibility to the remaining beneficiaries will continue.
4-The time limit for renewal of license, permit, license etc. has been increased by one month in all the urban bodies of the state.
5- Instructions have been given to keep the cases in the revenue courts on or after April 1.
6- Commercial Tax (Registration) Department has revised the revised rates of Chhattisgarh market price which comes into effect from April 1, has been increased by one month to May 1. This decision has been taken keeping in mind the problem of congestion occurring in the month of March in the registration offices.
7 - The last date for depositing property tax in urban bodies of the state has been extended from 31 March to 30 April.
8- The Chhattisgarh government has licensed two distilleries for industrial manufacture of alcohol based hand sanitizer (hand rub solution) as part of measures to prevent corona virus (Kovid-19).
9 -Decision to give special allowance to the staff of Health Department engaged in treatment of corona.
10- In view of human sentiments from the employers of all private institutions, factories, hospitals, malls, restaurants etc. of the state, workers and employees are not being laid off and ill due to corona virus (Kovid-19) or due to other reasons. In addition to providing paid leave in case of need, instructions have been given to take work from their homes as and when required.
11 - Ban on meter reading-billing of low pressure consumers till 31st March, one time lump sum two months benefit under "power scheme at half rate".
COVID 19: liquor ban in Chhattisgarh for 3 days, government announced
In view of the danger of infection of Corona Virus in Chhattisgarh, the state government has decided to keep the liquor shops and bars closed for three days.
Raipur. In view of the danger of infection of Corona Virus in Chhattisgarh, the state government has decided to keep the liquor shops and bars closed for three days. Excise Minister Kawasi Lakhma has announced this. According to the state government's announcement, on 23, 24 and 25 March, domestic and foreign liquor shops and bars will be completely closed. Apart from this, the government has also issued instructions to keep the clubs closed till 31 March.
The state government has instructed all collectors of the state to close liquor shops and bars. The decision to close liquor shops has been taken because liquor shops are the most crowded. Due to this, there is a high possibility of infection of corona virus. In view of this, the state government has decided to close liquor shops.
Locked up to 31 cities
The Chhattisgarh government has decided to lockdown the urban areas of the state by 31 March. During this time urgent services like medical shops, grocery shops, general stores, vegetables, milk, petrol pumps will remain open. Commercial transport services of electricity, water, domestic gas, sanitation and essential commodities will also be as smooth as before. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel gave this information while addressing the public. On Sunday, addressed the people of the state and thanked everyone for the cent percent observance of voluntary curfew till Monday. CM, while addressing the people of the state, said that the people of Chhattisgarh have complied with the voluntary curfew 100 percent. Not only in big cities but also in small villages, people have restricted themselves to their homes and have done unprecedented social and national responsibility.
Raipur : Factories-Organizations directed to take necessary measured for prevention of corona virus infection
Necessary preventive measures are being taken across the world to prevent corona virus infection. In the same sequence, Chhattisgarh Government has also given instructions to all the factories and organizations of the state to take all the necessary preventive measures till April 30, 2020. In the context, Labour Commissioner cum Chief Factory Inspector Chhattisgarh has issued circular to Deputy Labour Commissioner, Secretary Chhattisgarh Building and Other Construction Worker Welfare Board, Commissioner Chhattisgarh Welfare Board, all the Deputy Directors and Assistant Directors of Industrial Health and Security and Hygiene Labs, all the assistant Labour Commissioner and Labour officials.
It is stated in the circular that employees in the workplace should be encouraged to wash hands frequently and properly, and for this proper hand-washing space should be facilitated in the workplaces. Sufficient quantity of soaps and sanitizers should be made available at workplace for labourers, customers and visitors. In case, any labourer falls sick, he/she should be encouraged to stay at home and information about the same on state helpline number 0771-2235091 and 97133-73165 and toll-free number 104. Labourers should be motivated to cover their mouths while coughing or sneezing. As far as possible, minimize the use of other workers’ phones, office desks or other equipment. Labourers and workers should avoid gathering in groups. For early diagnosis of the disease, labourers, visitors and other people should be kept at distance from suspected patient.
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, along with the Chief Ministers of all the states from New Delhi
Raipur: Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi today held a video conferencing with Chief Ministers of all states from New Delhi regarding preparations and arrangements made for the prevention of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).
The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today held a video conferencing with Chief Ministers of all states from New Delhi regarding preparations and arrangements made for the prevention of Novel Corona Virus (COVID-19).
Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel also participated in the video conferencing. On this occasion, Health Minister Shri T.S. Singhdev, Chief Secretary Shri R.P. In the Board, Government of India, Joint Secretary Mrs. Richa Sharma, Secretary of Health Department, Mrs. Niharika Barik, Director of AIIMS Dr. Nitin M. Nagerkar and other officials were present.
Raipur : No shortage of resources for preventive measures being taken against corona infection : Mr. Bhupesh Baghel
hief Minister gives detailed instructions to District Collectors- Superintendents of Police via video conferencing
Chief Minister chairs State Disaster Relief Authority
Sufficient supply of ration and medicines to be ensured
Exams of schools and universities to be postponed as of now
Chowpaties, beauty parlour, spa, malls to be shut down : Movement out of Hostels, PG, old age homes and jails to be confined
Strict monitoring of fake news on social media : Strict ban on hoarding of masks-sanitizers
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel directed officials concerned to be alert and ensure proper measures for prevention of corona virus, in the meeting of State Disaster Relief Authority held at his residence office. Chief Minister gave detailed directive instructions to all the District Collectors and Superintendent of Police via video conferencing.
Mr. Baghel said that Section 144 should be enforced in all the urban areas, but it should also be taken care of that people, especially those below poverty line, have access to sufficient supply of ration and medicines. He directed the officials to prevent gathering of people in groups. He said that as the aanganbadis have been closed and midday meal programme has been discontinued, food supply should be provided at doorstep for children. Mr. Baghel directed to cancel all the training programmes and to postpone all the exams. He instructed to postpone exams of CG board.
Chief Minister instructed Railway Officials to make necessary arrangements for corona virus infection diagnosis in the major railway stations of the state. He directed the CRPF officials to be careful and adopt proper preventive measures in their camps. He said that duties of CRPF doctors and personnel will be required for these works.
Chief Minister said that proper screening of people arriving at airports and railway stations from foreign tours should be ensured, and information so collected should be provided to District Administration. People coming from roadways should be screened on bordering check-posts. Inter-state bus transport service has been suspended. Overcrowding of buses running within state should be prevented and buses should be regularly disinfected. University examinations should be postponed as per UGC guidelines. Leaves and holidays to be cancelled for police, revenue, health, transport and other officials-employees.
Chief Minister said that spa, beauty parlours, malls, departmental stores, chowpaty, swimming pools, libraries, coaching centres and other public places should be closed down with immediate effect. Going out of hostels and PGs should be confined and organizing of rallies, gatherings, events etc should be discouraged. Fake news on social media and whatsapp should be stopped. People should be advised to organize wedding ceremonies at home.
Chief Minister said that names and addresses of corona patients should not be revealed. Places for quarantine centers should be marked in respective districts. Record of people arriving from foreign countries or metro cities should be maintained. Moreover, information of people who had gone to other states in search of work and are now coming back to their villages in Chhattisgarh should be provided to panchayat secretaries and kotwars. Strict action should be taken against hoarding of masks and sanitizers.
Chief Minister said that number of visitors in jails should be confined. Interaction should be allowed through glass barrier. Likewise, prisoners coming back from parole should be kept in isolation for 14 days. Number of visitors in old age homes should also be kept minimum. Minimum possible meetings should be held in Collectorate. Meetings should be held only if it is extremely important and necessary. Besides, communication should be done through webcasting, video conferencing, facebook etc.
Chief Minister said that no public gatherings should be held at bungalows of public representatives, ministers, MLAs, mayors, jila panchayat presidents, janpad presidents. In every district, district-core committee should be constituted for prevention of corona virus, on the lines of State-level core committee. Team should be formed for contact tracing. School Education, Women Child Development, Urban Administration and other department officials should be deployed for this task.. Security forces should be appointed at quarantine centers.
Chief Minister Mr. Baghel gave instructions to arrange for labs for corona virus test in Raigarh and Jagdalpur. He said that all kinds of training programmes should be postponed. He gave instructions to provide special allowance to Health workers associated with quarantine centers and corona tests. He advised health workers to maintain cordial behavior with corona patients during treatment.
In the meeting, Health Minister Mr. TS Singhdeo suggested that services of doctors and other staff of CRPF can be taken for prevention of corona virus and relief works. He added that security forces can be appointed at quarantine centers. AIIMS Director Dr Nitin M Nagalkar told that Isolation Ward and Diagnostic Lab should be facilitated in AIIMS. DGP Mr. DM Awasthi advised police personnel to be careful and alert while discharging their duties. The meeting was attended by Agriculture Minister Mr. Ravindra Choubey, Revenue Minister Mr. Jaising Agrawal, Urban Administration Minister Dr Shivkumar Daharia, Forest Minister Mohammad Akbar, Industry Minister Mr. Kawasi Lakhma, Korba MP Mrs. Jyotsana Mahant, Chief Secretary Mr. RP Mandal, Additional Chief Secretary Finance Mr. Amitabh Jain, Additional Chief Secretary Chief Minister Mr. Subrat Sahu, Principal Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Mr. Gaurav Dwivedi, Health Department Secretary Mrs. Niharika Barik and Revenue and Calamity Management Department Secretary Ms Reeta Shandilya and other officials.
Raipur : Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel’s message to people of the state regarding corona virus prevention
State Government on Alert Mode : Public Cooperation Expected
Special Allowance for Health Department Teams engaged in Corona Treatment
Emergence Communication Team constituted for providing correct information about prevention and cure of COVID-19 infection
Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel today addressed people of the state regarding prevention of corona virus infection. In his address to the public, Chief Minister said- ‘Dear brothers and sisters, Jai Johar! as you know, the entire world is struggling with the pandemic of corona virus. Today, one case has been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive in Chhattisgarh as well. The patient is being provided overall treatment at AIIMS Raipur. All the family members of the patient and the people who came in contact with the patient have been identified and kept in isolation.
Chhattisgarh has all the required arrangements in place for treatment of corona virus infection. There is no need to panic or fear. All we need to do is stay alert and be responsible. Expert Physicians in AIIMS are doing treatment of the patient. A large number of corona patients have recovered across the country. The process of examining people returning from foriegn tours is also in progress. I would like to repeat my words- if you know someone who has returned from foreign country and has not reported Health Department about it, then immediately report the matter to toll free number 104.
People need to understand that hiding information will not help in prevention of corona virus, reporting and getting proper treatment will. Children and senior citizens should especially be careful. I request people of the state to stay indoors and go out only in case of emergency. I have cancelled all my programmes and meetings for safe of people. Public gatherings in places such as schools, colleges, cinema halls, malls and crowded places have also been prohibited.
I assure you, there is no need to panic. I, your Chief Minister, State Government and its entire team is alert and ready with all the arrangements for prevention and cure of this virus, all we need is your cooperation.
We have constituted an Emergency Communication Team (ECT) for providing proper information regarding prevention and cure of CORONA Virus, which will help in putting an end to the spread of misinformation.
I express my heartfelt gratitude to the all the physicans and medical staff of Health Department for working continuously for corona treatment.Entire states appreciates their servitude and dedication. I have decided to provide special additional allowance to Health Department teams engaged in corona treatment.
State Government has taken an important decision to enforce Section 144 in all the municipal areas including capital city Raipur. Main reason behind this is to prevent public gatherings in order to prevent corona virus infection.
I strongly believe that people of Chhattisgarh will cooperate with state government and the fellow citizens in this time of crisis, and help in preventing this pandemic of corona virus. Your cooperation is expected.
Raipur : All clubs, beauty parlours, spa-massage centers in urban areas to be closed with immediate effect for prevent of corona virus infection
In addition to the orders issued earlier for prevention and control of novel corona virus (COVID-19) infection, State Government has decided to shut down all the clubs, including the colony clubs as well as the local clubs, beauty parlours, spa-massage centers with immediate effect until further notice.
Urban Administration and Development Department has issued guidelines to all the District Collectors, Municipal Commissioners, Municipal Officers to ensure strict compliance to the orders.