Chhattisgarh Current Affairs - 2019
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The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 560,695 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). The approval was given by the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The details of the projects approved are listed below:
- Total of 1,243 projects with a project cost of Rs 33,873 crore with central assistance of Rs 8,404 crore has been approved.
- The approval of 560,695 more houses takes the cumulative number of houses sanctioned under PMAY(U) to 79,04,674.
State wise Allocation
- Uttar Pradesh: 179,215
- Andhra Pradesh: 110,618
- Maharashtra: 101,220
- Karnataka: 48,729
- Madhya Pradesh: 26,587
- Gujarat: 25,861
- Manipur: 13,715
- Tamil Nadu: 12,174
- Bihar: 10,084
- Odisha: 7,472
- Chhattisgarh: 7,067
- Kerala: 4,194
- Haryana: 4,019
- Rajasthan 3,601
- Jharkhand 2,165
- Assam: 1,419
- Meghalaya: 1,397
- Puducherry: 1,158
The allocation is part of the government’s commitment to ensure housing for all by 2022.
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The government of Chhattisgarh has withdrawn the general consent accorded to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the cases in the state. The general consent was withdrawn under Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946.
Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) derives its powers to investigate the cases from the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946. The Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 provides for a special police force to investigate the offences specified by the central government through the Gazette notification.
Section 6 of the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 makes the consent of the states mandatory for the CBI to exercise its power and jurisdiction in the state. The government of Chhattisgarh has revoked section 6 of the Delhi Special police investigation act to withdraw the general consent.
Reasons for Withdrawal
The government of Chhattisgarh has cited the following reasons for the withdrawal:
- The credibility and integrity of the CBI have been compromised under the present central government.
- As a result of the free hand to CBI to operate in the state, the law and order and state officers were being disturbed.
The CBI is now required to seek permission from the state government before initiating any investigations.
Chhattisgarh has joined the list of West Bengal and Andhra Pradesh which have withdrawn the general consent for CBI to undertake investigations.