Tag: State Government

Union govt received Rs 7,85,914 crore till July 2022
Union govt received Rs 7,85,914 crore till July 2022

An amount of Rs 2,01,108 crore has been transferred to state governments as devolution of share of taxes by the Centre up to July, 2022, which is Rs 36,044 crore higher than the previous year.

  • Thursday, 01 September 2022
CM Naveen set to follow Modi’s campaign trail in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling-BJD in Odisha is leaving no stone unturned to counter Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s campaigning by conducting government programmes and public meetings in places chosen by the BJP. As Modi had visited Bolangir on January 15 and Sundergarh on September 22, 2018, the BJD supremo is all set to visit both the places […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Quality of primary education in Odisha declining: Survey

Bhubaneswar: Raising major concerns for the State government, a yearly survey report on the standard of primary education across all the States has revealed decline in quality of education. The Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) (Rural) 2018 revealed that only around 58% children studying in class V have knowledge of Class II texts. The […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Paika Rebellion Memorial: BJP targets Odisha govt over non-allocation of land

Khurda: BJP has targeted the Odisha government over non-allocation of land for the proposed Paika Rebellion Memorial at Barunei on the foothills in Khurda district. Despite a grant of Rs 100 crore from the Centre and Rs 90 crore from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL), the State government is yet to allocate land for the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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Biometric attendance for teachers to be made compulsory in Odisha colleges, universities

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to ensure punctuality among teaching staff, the State government is planning to install biometric machines across colleges and universities to keep a record of in and out time. According to sources, the Department of Higher Education may install the biometric machines as allegations of absenteeism in teaching staff at educational institutions […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
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Bhubaneswar city bus employees protest route change

Bhubaneswar: City bus drivers and conductors staged a demonstration at Master Canteen bus stand today against State government’s decision to allow city buses to ply on 6 routes instead of existing 14 routes. The decision was taken keeping in view the recently launched ‘Mo Bus’ services. In the first phase of Mo Bus initiative, as […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
BJD MP Soumya Patnaik says Chief Secretary unaware of govt schemes, later clarifies

Khurda: BJD Rajya Sabha member Soumya Ranjan Patnaik today courted a controversy by saying that Odisha Chief Secretary is unaware of many schemes of the State government. His comments came while addressing a meeting during Abani Baral’s statue uneveiling ceremony in Khurda. “Nobody would be able to tell how many types of schemes are there […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Pradhan urges Odisha CM to reduce VAT on petrol, diesel

Jharsuguda: Amidst outrage across the country over rising fuel prices, Union Petroleum Minister, Dharmendra Pradhan today urged Odisha Chief Minister, Naveen Patnaik to reduce VAT on petrol & diesel like other state governments. “The central government had already deducted excise duty on petrol and diesel a few months ago. Many states have started reducing the […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Educationists urge State govt to change school syllabus at regular intervals

Bhubaneswar: Expressing concerns over the unchanged syllabus for students under the Board of Secondary Education (BSE) since 2009, educationists have said that it may reduce the quality of education. Educationists opine that due to the unchanged syllabus, students are unaware of the new developments in various fields. Similarly, the move has also forced the examiners […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Odisha govt to present interim budget in Assembly on February 7

Bhubaneswar: The interim budget for the year 2019-20 will be presented in the Odisha Assembly on February 7, regarding which an official notification was issued by the Parliamentary Affairs department today. As per the notification, the Odisha Legislative Assembly will meet from February 4 till February 12, 2019. The session will begin on February 4 […]

  • Thursday, 29 July 2021
Opposition fires salvo at State govt over NITI Aayog's SDG report on Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A day after the NITI Aayog released Baseline Report of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) India Index, the Opposition political parties on Saturday criticised the State government over Odisha’s poor performance in comparison to most other states of the country. Odisha secured the 25th rank in SDG Indian Index among all the states with a […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Reality bites: People of Aredas village still in dark age!

Basic amenities such as electricity, drinking water facility and road connection continues to be a distant dream for at least 100 tribal families

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Land mutation process goes online in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: In accordance to CM’s 3Ts – Teamwork, Technology, Transparency- framework, the Revenue department today launched the online facility for mutation of land in 38 tehsils. Revenue minister Maheswar Mohanty inaugurated the service today in presence of senior officials of the department. “Online mutation facility was started in 38 tehsils today. Moreover, a system which […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
CM reviews welfare schemes: Secretaries submit report for 3 districts

Bhubaneswar: As per the recent decision of the State government to supervise high priority schemes, three secretaries have submitted a review report on the progress of various ongoing developmental works in Malkangiri, Nuapada and Bhadrak districts. At a meeting held at the Secretariat here on Friday, assigned secretaries Vishal Gagan, Deoranjan Kumar Singh and Chitra […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Guardians rue ‘politicisation’ of Children's Day

Bhubaneswar: Even as the State government has left no stone unturned to make the State level Children’s Day celebration a success, parents in several areas of the State rued government’s move to set two political topics for debate among students which they termed ‘politicisation’ of Children’s Day. The School and Mass Education department’s topics for […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021