Electoral Verification Programme Initiated

Chief Electoral Officer Darvesh Kumar launched the electoral verification programme in Shimla. Under this, voters can verify electoral roll credentials between September 1 and October 15 on national voters service portal (NVSP), voter helpline app and Pwd App. The Chief Electoral Officer appealed to all voters to cooperate with booth – level officers for making this endeavour a success. About the Electoral Verification Programme: This programme would be operated atRead More

Himachal gets Rs 64.49 crore under Disaster Response Fund

The centre has released Rs 64.49 crore for the state under National Disaster Response Fund (NDRF). The fund was released for the loss the state suffered during the last winter. The Chief Minister while thanking the centre also added that he has requested the centre to send an assessment team at the earliest to assess the loss suffered by the state in the current monsoon season. The centre had earlierRead More

Himachal suffers a loss of 1217.29 crores due to Rains

While presiding over a meeting to review monsoon related damages and losses in the State from July 1 to September 17, the Chief Minister said that 33 cloudburst and 391 landslides in the State resulted in the death of 264 persons and a loss of Rs 1,217.29 crores. He further added that the Public Works Department suffered a maximum loss of Rs 735 crore while the loss suffered by theRead More

Srikant Baldi

Shrikant Baldi appointed as the new Chief Secretary of HP

The government of Himachal Pradesh has appointed Mr Shrikant Baldi as the new Chief Secretary of State. Baldi will replace Mr B K Agarwal incumbent Chief Secretary and will have a short four-month stint as he is due to retire on December 3, 2019. The State Cabinet while appreciating Agarwal’s contribution in policy framing also wished him well for his new posting as the secretary to Lokpal. Baldi will alsoRead More


6 Districts of Mandi will be developed under NRUM

Rs 50 crore will be spent on development works in six panchayats under the National Rural Mission (NRUM) in Mandi district. The main focus will be on to develop water facility, pedestrian paths, roads, sewerage facility besides other things like solid and liquid waste management. Till now Rs 4.5 crore has been released for the work. ABOUT NRUM The National Rural Mission (NRUM) carried on by the Ministry for RuralRead More

HP Govt proposes to built Helipads in all Assembly Segments

The Chief Minister of Himachal Sh. Jai Ram Thakur announced that the government is planning to make new helipads. The government is looking for land in all 68 Assembly segments to build helipads. The government hasstressed upon the importance the helipads have especially in cases of natural calamities and other emergencies. Helipads in Himachal Pradesh: At present, HP has helipads only in 11 Assembly segments. Although there are 64 helipadsRead More

Himachal Forests Current Affairs

137 Himalayan Peaks opened to boost Tourism

The central government has announced that it will open 137 Himalayan peaks for foreigners including Kanchenjunga located at the height of 8,589 metre for trekking. The decision will give a major boost to the tourism industry in Himalayan states. Thereby form now onwards the foreigners will directly apply to the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for permits instead of the Ministry of Defence. Out of the 137 peaks, 51 are in Uttarakhand,Read More

HP brings Strict Policy for Doctors

The State government has come out with a strict policy pertaining to postgraduate and super speciality medical courses. From now on doctors who wish to do their post graduate and superspeciality courses will have to sign a bond with the State. The bond will mandate a doctor to serve the State for four years including fisrt year field post. Besides this, the doctor will have to submit his/her MBBS degreeRead More

Education Board Signs MOU to develop 2 Schools

The HP State Education Board has singed two Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with KCS Education Society, Kangra and Him Academy, Hamirpur at the Global Investors Meet in the presence of Suresh Bharadwaj (Education Minister). KCS Education Society Kangra will open a school at Ladraur in Kangra District and Him Academy, Hamirpur would open a school at Rakkar with the cost of Rs 15 and 50 crore respectively. The Minsiter informedRead More

Anil Sharma BJP

Anil Sharma, Ex-Power Minister, expelled from BJP

BJP MLA Anil Sharma who had to quit the State Cabinet after he refused to campaign against his son in the 2019 Lok Sabha election has been expelled from the party. The decision was on the cards for quite some time as a section of local BJP leaders in the state demanded action against Anil Sharma for anti-party activities. Anil Sharma also campaigned for his son Aashray Sharma who wasRead More