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Rs 37 crore to be spent on construction of the State Judicial Academy : CM

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Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that the State Government would set up the State Judicial Academy in the outskirts of Shimla city. He was addressing the Chief Ministers and Chief Justices Conference at New Delhi today.

Virbhadra Singh said that the State Government had allocated 3-41-061 hectares of land for the academy. About Rs. 37 crore would be spent on construction of the State Judicial Academy. He said that the Government had given administrative approval of about Rs. 26 crore and expenditure sanction of Rs. seven crore had also been provided. He said that academy would prepare well trained and qualified managerial cadre to manage the judiciary at all levels and would also check the shortcomings in the institutions.

Chief Minister said that Legal Aid Clinics were being set up in the State at Panchayat level and 10 Mediation Centres had also been set up besides 10 ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution ) Centres were being set up for speedy delivery of justice in the State. He said that the Government had created 10 posts of Additional District and Session Judges in the State for rendering speedy and effective justice to the litigants. Two courts of Civil Judges (Junior Division) had also been created which would be notified shortly. He said that three Traffic Mobile Courts had been set up in the State to fast track the cases at magistrate level and four Special Magistrates had been appointed to dispose off the cases under section 138 of the Negotiable Instrument Act.

Virbhadra Singh said that despite financial constraints the State Government was providing best of the infrastructure to the Judiciary throughout the State and earmarked residential accommodation had been made available to almost all the subordinate Judges upto Sub Divisional level. He said that the Shetty Commission Report had been implemented in the State and Padamnabhan Committee Report which sought to revise the pay scales granted by the Shetty Commission had also been implemented in the State.

Chief Minister said that the State High Court had a total pendency of only 56,899 cases while about four million cases were pending in various High Courts of the country. He said that about 2.24 lakh cases were pending in the Subordinate Courts of the State out of total of 27 million pending cases in the trial courts across the country.

Virbhadra Singh said that the State had one of the finest Judiciary in the country and the State Government would provide full support to further improve the institution.

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Himachal Records Fresh Spell of Snow, HP Met Issues Alert

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Shimla-The weather in Himachal Pradesh has taken a turn with a prediction of rain and snowfall till December 5, 2021. At the time of writing this report, Kaza in Lahaul-Spiti was receiving a fresh spell of snow, cheering the tourists, as well as, the hoteliers. So far, the traffic movement was normal in the region.

This has caused a sharp drop in temperatures across the state.

The District Administration of Lahaul-Spiti has advised the locals and tourists to avoid wandering to high altitude areas unnecessarily.

The HP Meteorological Department, Shimla, has also issued a yellow alert for December 2 and December 5. While the plains can experience light to moderate rainfall at a few places,  the middle and higher hills could witness widespread rain and snow on December 2.   

For December 4, the HP Met had predicted light to moderate rain across the state. For December 5, however, the Met has issued an yellow alert with a prediction of rain and snow at several places.

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UHF Nauni Extends Online Plant Booking Date Till Dec 7

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Solan-Dr. YS Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry (UHF), Nauni has extended the last date for online booking of planting material prepared by the university’s main campus and its Krishi Vigyan Kendra(KVK) at Solan. Interested farmers will now be able to book plants on the university online portal till December 7.

This year the booking for the planting material of apple, plum, apricot, peach, kiwi, pear, pomegranate, persimmon, etc. is being done online and farmers can submit their demand for plants by logging on the university website and visiting the ‘Farmers corner’ section. The university has advised the farmers to register themselves through their email address on the university portal.

The farmers who have not been able to submit their demand forms have also been advised to resubmit their demand forms.  

Applicants will have to fill in their complete postal address and the Khasra number of the land where the planting is to be carried out along with their contact details. After the OTP-based registration process is complete, applicants will be able to book plants for varieties supplied by the university. The plant varieties available for sale and distribution on this web portal have been grafted on seedling rootstock. The procedure for the sale and distribution of Nursery Fruit Plants from other University Research Stations and KVK’s will be the same as in previous years.

The university will start the allotment process after the booking is closed. Based on the total demand, the university will allot plants out of the available quantity. The allotment list will be made available on the university portal. The farmers will be also be notified about the date on which the plant will be available and from which nursery they will be provided.

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HP Police Becomes 8th State Police of India to Receive Presidents Colour Award

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Shimla-Himachal Pradesh Police organized the Presidents Colour Award ceremony at the historic Ridge Ground on December 1, 2021.

Governor Rajendra Vishwanath Arlekar was the Chief Guest and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present as a special guest on the occasion. The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

While extending greetings and expressing happiness on receiving the Presidents Colour by Himachal Pradesh Police, the Governor said that it was the 8th State Police of India which has received this distinction.

“President Colour’ is a special achievement and this proves the state police ranks high in the service of humanity along with performance, professionalism, integrity, protection of human rights and other parameters,” said the Governor.

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The Governor honoured the State Police with the Presidents Colour Award which was received by the Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu.

He added that this feat has also been given to the State Police for the contribution of its personnel, who have worked tirelessly over the years to make it reliable, professional, honest and people-friendly. He said it would definitely motivate the Police personnel and they would work more readily in public service.

While interacting with media on the occasion, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur congratulated the State Police for being awarded President’s Colours by the President of India for its meritorious services. He said that this Award was the highest point in the professional life of any uniform. 

Director-General of Police Sanjay Kundu said that the President’s Color’was not only an award but also a responsibility, which the Himachal Pradesh Police has to fulfil with more integrity, efficiency and discipline.

He added that every Jawan of the State Police should take a pledge to maintain security and peace in Devbhumi Himachal Pradesh.

Earlier, the Governor inspected the Parade. On the occasion, the formation of Hollow Square by the Police Band, Pilling of drums and consecration of the colour was the main attraction

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