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What happened to BJP’s ‘chargsheet’ against Congress, asks RTI activist

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HP BJP Chargsheet against congress

Anil Sharma, the ex- Minister, was one of the leaders against whom the BJP had raised serious charges in the chargesheet. Now, the same leader was allowed by the same BJP to join in its fold.

Shimla: A few months ago, the leader of the opposition, several MLAs and big wigs of the BJP had prepared and filed a chargesheet against Congress leaders and government officials in the office of the Governor with much fanfare.

The BJP had leveled serious charges against the ministers, MLAs, other leaders, bureaucrats etc. The Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh was on the top of the list that contained corruption allegations against 41 persons.

The BJP appeared serious regarding the allegations and had sought stern action and orders of investigation. The party said it spent months on compiling it.

The so-called chargsheet was widely circulated in public domain through wide media publicity. However, nothing was heard of this chargesheet once it was officially filed.

It is also missing in this season of political campaign for assembly polls.

Surprisingly, none of the ministers named in the BJP’s document raised any reaction or filed any defamation case against the writers of the said chargesheet.

Two basic conclusions that could be derived from this episode are that either the persons, against whom the serious allegations were leveled, accepted the allegations or chose to remain silent for a reason.

The RTI activist Dev Ashish Bhattacharya has filed an application seeking information regarding the action taken against the Ministers named in this document.

No action was initiated against those individuals against whom the allegations were leveled in the said chargsheet, he said in the RTI.

Does it mean that the contents of the said “chargesheet” were bogus or that it was a mere formality and the law did not move an inch to investigate into the serious charges which were leveled, he asked.

The activist pointed out that Anil Sharma, the ex- Minister, was one of the leaders against whom the BJP had raised serious charges in the said chargesheet. Now, the same leader was allowed by the same BJP to join in its fold, he said.

He said it is a mockery of the ‘justice system’ where serious charges are leveled against the individuals occupying  high positions in government, but at the same time, the same were brushed aside. 

The activist argued that the contents of the said chargesheet should not be taken lightly and a serious action should have been visible by now.

Once he receives the sought information, the activist said he would move to the High Court to get the matter investigated on the serious charges which were levelled against the VIPs of the State, if required.

The activist has sought the certified copies of the documents pertaining to the action taken.

He has urged the Governor to direct the law enforcement agencies to investigate the facts of the chargesheet and take action, if required.

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Hamirpur college girl alleges local police of threatening her instead of acting against molester

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Shimla: The image of Himachal Pradesh Police was badly dented by the case relating to the gangrape and murder of a minor schoolgirl in Kotkhai, Shimla, in July 2017. 

Now, in yet another case of alleged harassment and molestation, a girl enrolled in a private college in Hamirpur town has labelled serious allegation against the local police.

As per the sources, a person had been stalking and harassing the girl, who is living in a rented room in the town, for over a month. The person, whom she identified as a member of an influential family of Maunhi (मौहीं) village, crossed the limits, used abusing words, and even molested her on Friday.

On reaching the police station with her complaint on the same day, instead of taking action the police allegedly threatened her and forced to sign a blank paper.

As per the girl, the police allegedly pressurized her to compromise in order to hush up the matter as culprit’s family was an influential one.

Eventually, the girl has approached the Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Balwinder Thakur, with her grieve complaint.The ASP has also given her an assurance that appropriate directions were given to the incharge of the station to take strict action against the culprit.  

Yesterday, a teacher of a private college in Hamirpur town was arrested for allegedly raping his pupil inside college premises. A video showing students and parents thrashing the accused publically also did rounds of social media.

The appearance of another case has put a big question mark over the law and order conditions of the town, the image of the police, and declarations made by the new government over the safety of women in Himachal.

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Brig. Satish Kumar appointed new HPSSC Chairman

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Shimla: Brig. Satish Kumar became the new Chairman of Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission (HPPSC), Hamirpur as the Chief Secretary Vineet Chawdhry administered him the oath of office.

Born on May 27 in 1957, Brig. Satish Kumar belongs to village Biara of Tehsil Palampur, Kangra district. He was earlier appointed as Member of HPPSC, Hamirpur.

Earlier, Brig. Satish Kumar had rendered his services in various wings of Indian Army and has an experience of 35 years in various fields.

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HP Cabinet Decisions Feb 2018: Nod to hire 200 doctors through walk-in interviews, relief in MBBS tendering bond money

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Shimla: In a cabinet meeting of Himachal Pradesh Government held on February 17, 2018, the Government gave nod to fill 200 vacant posts of Medical Officers (MBBS) on local specific contracts through walk-in interviews, particularly in rural and far-flung areas.

The Cabinet decided to amend PG policy on tendering bond money for MBBS doctors pursuing higher courses, MD/MS degree or diploma, super speciality DM/MCH courses, DNB courses, Master Courses within and outside the State.

As per the government, it will help MBBS doctors undergoing PG courses in obtaining bank guarantees for their courses.

HP Govt to sign MoU with NCCF

The existing policy, provisions and method of procurement of pulses will also be revised to facilitate procurement of four pulses i.e. Dal Channa, Urd Sabut, Moong Sabut and Malka from National Co-operative Consumer’s Federation of India Ltd. (NCCF) under the state-subsidized scheme meant for procurement and distribution of pulses.

 It will save Rs. 2.63 crore per month only on account of purchase of pulses, the government claimed.

 The H.P. State Civil Supplies Corporation Ltd. and NCCF will execute a MoU for the same soon.

The government said it would seek more staff from Development Bank, Germany for the boosting the H.P. Forest Ecosystem Climate Proofing Project, which is being implemented in Chamba and Kangra districts.

The government said this project is covering 600 panchayats of said districts to minimize and mitigate the negative impacts of climate change by increasing biodiversity and sustained income in rural areas through sustainable management of forest resources.

List of HP Cabinet’s other decisions:

  1. Approved deployment of two medical physicists and four radiotherapist technicians on outsource basis at Government Medical College Tanda to operationalise the sophisticated cancer treatment equipment available there
  2. Gave nod to upgrade Community Health Centre Bagsaid to 50 bed Civil Hospital in Mandi district along-with creation of 29 posts of various categories in the hospital
  3. Consent to upgrade Civil Hospital Ani in district Kullu to 100 bed Civil Hospital along-with creation of 26 new posts of different categories
  4. Consent to fill up 20 posts of Junior Office Assistant (IT) in Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni in district Solan on contract basis
  5. Consent to fill up three vacant posts of Investigators in H.P. Institute of Public Administration (HIPA) on contract basis

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