Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Government today suspended IAS officer Swatantra Kumar Singh, who was till recently the Mandsaur district collector.
The then Superintendent of Police O P Tripathi and another police officer Saikrishna S Thota, the then Mandsaur city superintendent of police, also have been suspended along with SK Singh.
Singh was removed from Mandsaur and posted as Deputy Secretary of Madhya Pradesh after six farmers had died in police firing during the farmers’ agitation at Pipalia Mandi in Mandsaur district on 6 June 2017.
During the suspension period, Singh’s headquarters will be General Administrative Department at Mantralaya in the State capital.
Dr. Sunil Kumar appointed V-C of Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya
Chancellor and Governor of Madhya Pradesh Om Prakash Kohli has appointed Dr. Sunil Kumar, Additional Secretary, Department of Technical Education and Skill Development, Government of Madhya Pradesh as the Vice-Chancellor of Rajiv Gandhi Prodyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Bhopal.
Dr. Sunil Kumar’s tenure as Vice-Chancellor will be four years from the date of taking charge.
New Delhi: Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today suspended for five days 25 members of the main opposition Congress for causing grave disorder and persistently obstructing the House proceedings.
The suspension of the Congress members, who were named by the Speaker, came after they came to tghe well carrying placards and shouting slogans to demand the resignation of Foreign Minister Sushma Swarj and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje on the issue of Cricket tycoon Lalit Modi and Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister shivraj Singh Chouhana over the VYAPAM scam. The VYAPAM scam case now being handled by the CBU on Supreme Court orders relates to massive irregularities in medical entrance examination and recruitment of government employees by the State Professional examination Board also called the “Vyavsayik Pariksha Mandal (VYAPAM)
The Speaker said that she has ben forced to take tough action against the Congress MPs as they were “persistently, wilfully obstructing the House”. The Speaker adjourned the House for the day after announcing the suspension. Thereafter, the agitated Congress MPs went for a sit-in protest in the House.
The suspended members stand barred from attending five sittings of the House. Congress has 44 members in all. Mahajan adjourned the House immediately after. However, a number of the Congress members staged a sit-in in the House.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi has described it as a black day for democracy. Extending support and committing solidarity with the Congress, Trinamool Congress and Aam Aadmi Party have decided to boycott the Lok sabha for next five days.
Earlier today, Prime Minioster Narendra Modi had called an all-party meeting but it failed to end the stalemate over the Congress demand for the resignation Ms.Swaraj, Ms. Vasundhara Raje and Mr. Chouhan as the Congress made it very clear that it was not ready to concede its demand.
New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has suspended the recognition of the National People’s Party, a recognized state party in Meghalaya due to its failure in filing the election expenditure statement of the party.
Exercising power under para 16A of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order 1968
Following Supreme Court’s judgement in the case of Common Cause Vs Union of India and others (AIR-1996 SC 3081), the ECI had earlier issued instructions to all political parties, to file their election expenditure statement within 75 days of assembly general elections and 90 days of Lok Sabha general elections.
The general election to Lok Sabha, 2014 and elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha and Sikkim, 2014 was completed on 28 May 2014 and under the Commission’s instructions, the political parties were required to submit their election expenditure statements in connection with theae elections by 26 August 2014.
The Commission had issued two reminders to the National People’s Party to submit the required statement for Lok Sabha election 2014 after the due date had expired.