Staff Quarters for CRPF Personnel



The Government has sanctioned residential and office accommodation in the State of Chattisgarh for Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) including Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA). 

The construction work related to office and residential accommodation for CRPF personnel at Bilaspur (Chattisgarh) has been allotted to Central Public Works Department (CPWD), which is a Government organization. The construction work of CoBRA at Jagdalpur has been allotted to National Building Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC), in consultation with MoUD under the provisions of General Financial Rules 126(4). NBCC is a Public Sector Undertaking under the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD). A Memorandum of Understanding has been executed by CRPF with NBCC which has a provision for penalty in case of delays. 

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today

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461 Delhi Police Women Personnel given Commando Training


The Government has provided commando training to women personnel of Delhi Police to tackle the law and order situation in the National Capital Territory of Delhi. Commando training is being provided to women personnel of Delhi Police with effect from January, 2011 and as many as 461 woman constables of Delhi Police have been imparted commando training during the current year (up to 28.02.2011).

As regards other States, their Police forces have their own training institutes to impart commando training to their women police personnel.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Mullappally Ramachandran in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today

Health Facilities for Mine Workers



The most common diseases connected with the mining operations are Silicosis, Pneumoconiosis, Manganese Poisoning - Nervous type, Asbestosis, and Cancer of lung or the stomach or the pleura and peritoneum (i.e. Msothelioma).This information has been furnished by Ministry of Labour & Employment (Directorate General of Mines Safety), 

On site health facilities for medical examination of persons employed in the mining are provided under Rule 29 B of Mines Rules, 1955. As per the recommendations of 9th and 10th Conference on Safety on Mines, health facilities are also extended to the persons engaged in mining activities. As per Mines Rule 43 depending upon the number of persons employed, health facilities as prescribed, in First-aid Centre are to be provided by the miner. As per Mines Rule 44, the health facilities are mandated for different type of mines such as above ground, opencast and below ground. 

Section 25 of Mines Act, 1952 requires that the mine Owner, Agent or Manager to report the diseases of the persons employed in the mining. The violations of the above provision are liable to be punished under Section 66 of the Mines Act, 1952 with fine which may extend up to 1000/- Rupees. Total number of violations detected in occupational health in last one year is 310 in the Central Zone and 220 in the Eastern Zone and details are placed at Annexure

This information was given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Mines, Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today

The Indian Army today signed an MoU with the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University


The Indian Army today signed an MoU with the Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University to award graduation degrees to Army personnel.

"The venture will benefit a large number of Army personnel under which graduation degrees would be provided to Army jawans," Army officials said.

"The main objective is to provide opportunities for higher education to the non-graduate Army personnel," University officials said in a release.

The MoU was be signed by Army's Director General, Manpower Planning and Personnel Services and R Krishnakumar, Vice-Chancellor of the YCMOU.

Under the programme, the university will award BA and B Com Degrees to Army personnel in the first phase and is working on a Bachelor in Education (BEd) programme for the war widows.

YCMOU is also working towards a Science degree programme for wards of the Army personnel and the curriculum and study material is expected to be ready for offer by 2012.
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