Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh government launches Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System Project

Himachal Pradesh government has launched Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) Project in the state.

This project will enable the State Police to raise the benchmark of professional efficiency besides catching interstate criminals more quickly.

It was launched by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh from State Police Headquarters in Shimla.

About Crime and Criminal Tracking Network System (CCTNS) Project

  • CCTNS project is funded by the Union government with budget of Rs. 19 Crore.
  • Himachal Pradesh is the first state in India to launch this project prepared by the Union Home Ministry after Mumbai attack of 26/11.
  • CCTNS project will connect 177 sites and 114 police stations in the state besides13 district headquarters, 26 sub-divisional police officers and three police ranges headed by IPG rank officers with state crime records bureau.
  • It will also connect CID crime branch, 14 control rooms, finger print bureau, forensic science laboratory, 16 CCTNS training centres including state data centre and data recovery centre.
  • CCTNS project will also provide multiple channels to access citizen-centric services and online access for registering petitions on real-time basis.

World Bank Report on Himachal Pradesh released

The World Bank has released report Scaling the Heights: Social inclusion and sustainable development on Himachal Pradesh.

It was released by Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dhani Ram Shandil in Shimla.

This was first of its kind report prepared by the World Bank for Himachal Pradesh. The report reveals that state has effectively balanced economic growth with social inclusion.

Some facts from report

  • Himachal Pradesh has emerged as one of the states with the best human development outcomes in the country.
  • The performance in poverty reduction, education, women employment and health sectors was much better as compared to other states in India.
  • The state had also taken lead in implementation of various national programmes and had given special emphasis on infrastructural development.
  • The state had prepared a plan to mitigate the natural disasters which had been well appreciated by the government of India.
  • But female child sex ratio, under-nutrition in children and an ageing population still remain issues of concern in the state.

Kalyan Singh sworn in as Himachal Pradesh Governor

Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh has sworn in as the 26th Governor of Himachal Pradesh.

He was administered oath of office by Himachal Pradesh High Court Chief Justice Mansoor Ahmed Mir at oath taking ceremony held at Raj Bhawan in Shimla.

He was given an additional charge of Himachal Pradesh after then governor Urmila Singh, completed the full five year term on January 24.

About Kalyan Singh

  • Kalyan Singh was born on 5 January 1932 in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh.
  • He was elected as member of Uttar Pradesh legislative Assembly for six times consecutively from 1967.
  • He has served two terms as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. First term from 24 Jun 1991 to 6 Dec 1992. Second term from 21 Sep 1997 to 12 Nov 1999.
  • In 1977, he was Health Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He was also Member of Parliament from 2004 to 2014.
  • He is 20th Governor of Rajasthan and was appointed on 26 August 2014.

Article 153: It says that there shall be Governor for each state. But 7th Constitutional Amendment Act, 1956 facilitated the appointment of the same person as a governor for two or more states.