Jai Ram Thakur Current Affairs - 2019

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Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp Helpline ‘1100’ launched in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has launched Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp Helpline ‘1100’ (Chief Minister’s Service Resolution Helpline) for speedy and time-bound redressal of public grievances using modern technology. By calling this helpline common citizens of state will be able to resolve their complaints and problems.

With the launch of Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp Helpline Himachal Pradesh has now become 4th state in country to provide this facility. So far this facility is available in Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.

About Mukhya Mantri Seva Sankalp Helpline

Objective: The main focus of state government is to ensure that issues, problems and grievances of general public were redressed at earliest and in a time-bound manner. For this purpose state government has issued a toll-free number 1100 of this helpline.

The Seva Sankalp helpline is started in the new premises of Municipal Corporation Shimla. With the launch of Helpline, Himachal’s common man does not have to come to Shimla to meet Chief Minister or Ministers due to domestic or minor problems as now anyone can register a complaint on 1100 number from a mobile phone sitting at home.

Around 56 departments and 6500 officers working under government have been linked to Chief Minister’s Service Resolution Helpline by Geo Mapping and Geo Tagging. Thus this will make the process of government work paperless.

Helpline will function 6 days a week (Monday-Saturday) from 7 am to 10 pm and the call center will be able to file 40 complaints simultaneously.

Every complaint will be resolved within a period of 7-14 days. Strict action will be taken on delay in resolving the complaint of people.

CM Thakur would himself regularly monitor the progress of helpline. He will sit at helpline center every month and will review solutions to the problems related to their respective departments.

Himachal Pradesh makes GPS device mandatory for trekkers

The Himachal Pradesh (HP) government has made it compulsory for trekkers to carry a GPS (Global Positioning System) device to tackle any exigency. This decision was taken at a review meeting on preparedness for the monsoon chaired by Shrikant Baldi, Additional Chief Secretary cum-Pr. Secretary to Jai Ram Thakur, Chief Minister, HP.

Key Highlights

Need: Being a disaster-prone state, it is essential for Himachal Pradesh to pay special heed to disseminating weather advisories as well as installing early warning systems in state. It is also important to restrict trekking and other yatras undertaken in state during adverse weather.

Significance: Since it would be made mandatory for trekkers to carry a GPS device with them, they could now be provided all possible help in case of any emergency.

Other Provision:

Early Warning Systems will soon be installated in Kullu district and Dalhousie town of state.

Towns of Rampur and Mandi have been zeroed in for setting up of relief and rescue base of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF). NDRF is a specialised force constituted under the Disaster Management Act, 2005. It is responsible for purpose of specialist response to a threatening disaster situation or disaster.

Facts about Himanchal Pradesh

Geography: It is bounded by Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) state to the north, China’s Tibet Autonomous Region (TAR) to east, Uttarakhand to southeast, Haryana to its south, and Punjab to west.

It got the statehood on 25 January 1971, and became 18th state of the Indian Union.

Capitals: HP has two capitals, viz. Shimla and Dharamshala (Second Capital in Winter)

Earthquake Prone: According to BIS seismic zonation map, Himachal Pradesh falls in Zone IV (High Damage Risk Zone) and Zone V (seismically the most active region).