Former Indian Prime Minister and
BJP leader Atal Behari Vajpayee
MP bags South Asia’s E-governance Manthan Awards:
Madhya Pradesh has won South Asia’s prestigious E-governance Manthan
Award - 2009 for effective public service deliveries through
innovative IT applications.
According to an official Press release the Manthan Award for......
Madhya Pradesh's new Transport Policy endorsed
The Madhya Pradesh Government will establish Public
Administration Institute at Bhopal which shall be christened as Atal
Behari Lok Prashasan Sansthan.
The above decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by state
Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan here on Monday. A bill to this
effect will be tabled in the next session of the Vidhan Sabha.
According to an official spokesman the constituents of this
institute will be School of Good Governance, School of Public
Administration and Research etc. The detailed blueprint of the
institute will be prepared separately. This institute will promote
research in various aspects of public administration and will help
improve efforts for good governance.
The cabinet decided to conduct tourism activities in all the
reservoirs in the state. In the first phase, tourism activities will
be started at four big reservoirs including Omkareshwar and Indira
Sagar in Khandwa district, Gandhi Sagar in Mandsaur district and
Bansagar in Rewa district. The activities will include water sports
and plying of cruise. The Tourism Department will be declared as the
nodal department for development of these tourism facilities.
The State level committees will have the powers to declare the
Tourism Department as the nodal department for conducting
public-private partnership schemes for developing tourism facilities
in other reservoirs. The Tourism Department will be authorised for
inviting private investments for conducting these activities. Any
other department can neither seek private investments for these
activities nor give permission for the same. The government lands
near the dams and reservoirs can be transferred as per requirements
of the Tourism Department. The concerning department will be able to
transfer the building made for construction and maintenance of a dam
to the Tourism Department free of cost.
The State-Level Committee constituted for Public Private Partnership
will be authorised to take decisions where the need will arise for
joint venture with Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development
Corporation instead of agreements with private investors and
preparing tenders, terms of agreements etc. and endorsing
departmental proposal. Generally, 5 percent of the funds received
from project implementation (these funds will be included after 10
percent discount on the income in future) will be payable to Tourism
Development Corporation but where the State Level Committees deem
fit, it can also evolve a separate principle for determining the
amount to be given to Tourism Development Corporation.
The cabinet has decided to implement the Bed and Breakfast Scheme
for tourists facilities. Under the scheme, a property holder can
offer part of his residence for lodging tourists and will also be
able to provide basic amenities to them including food. The scheme
will be implemented as per Bed and Breakfast Scheme of the Union
The cabinet has endorsed the decision about Tuition Fees and
Conveyance Allowance Scheme for disabled students. This scheme will
be operational from academic session 2009-10 and will be implemented
by Social Justice Department.
The students will have to produce concerning certificates and must
be domiciles of Madhya Pradesh. The annual income of parents of such
a student must not exceed Rs 96,000. Application will have to be
moved to the concerning university.
The cabinet has endorsed the decision about administrative structure
of the Tourism Development Corporation. In all, 1097 posts of
various grades have been sanctioned in view improving administrative
structure and tourism facilities. The cabinet has also endorsed the
decision for direct recruitment to 173 posts in the Transport