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Covid-19 death compensation: SC comes down heavily on Gujarat government for ‘bureaucratic attempt to delay’

Genuine persons cannot be made to wait for Covid-19 death compensation just because of apprehensions of false claims, says SC New Delhi: The Supreme Court, in no unclear terms, lashed out at the Gujarat government over its delay in disbursement of Covid-19 death compensation. It was critical of formation of a committee to scrutinise claims...

Supreme Court sets aside furlough granted to Narayan Sai

Gujarat government had approached Supreme Court after High Court granted 2-week furlough to rape convict Narayan Sai New Delhi: The Gujarat High Court’s order granting 14-day furlough to rape convict Narayan Sai was set aside by the Supreme Court on Wednesday. The Gujarat government had challenged the HC’s order in the Apex Court. A single-judge...

Before Harsh Sanghvi, who else became Gujarat minister at a young age? Know more

Vipul Chaudhary became Home minister at the age of 30 Manoj K Karia, Ahmedabad: The new Gujarat Cabinet, helmed by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel, was sworn in on September 16. The BJP had earlier announced that no minister from the previous Cabinet would be repeated, but that the scales would be tilted heavily in favour...

Gujarat govt to approach SC challenging HC’s stay on anti-conversion law

The Gujarat government has decided to move the Supreme Court against the stay granted by the Gujarat High Court on the operation of several sections of the Gujarat Freedom of Religion (Amendment) Act, 2021. Gujarat home minister Pradipsinh Jadeja took to Twitter and said that the stay granted by the high court on the implementation...
Gujarat government transfers 77 IAS officers

Gujarat government transfers 77 IAS officers

Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar get new municipal commissioners Gandhinagar: In a major bureaucratic reshuffle, the Gujarat government on Saturday transferred 77 IAS officers, including many district collectors and district development officers. The much-awaited transfers come just days after 26 senior IAS officers were transferred. Anju Sharma, principal secretary, education...

Gujarat govt undertakes major bureaucratic reshuffle, many officers promoted

The Gujarat government on Wednesday undertook a major bureaucratic reshuffle, which includes IAS officers of the rank of additional chief secretaries, principal secretaries, and commissioners. An official order in this regard was issued by the general administration department’s additional chief secretary Kamal Dayani. Here is who got what: Pankaj Kumar, who was the...

7 universities in Gujarat granted in-principle approval as Centre of Excellence

The Gujarat government has decided to give in-principle approval to seven universities in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani. The seven universities that will be given the in-principle approval as Centre of Excellence are Nirma University, Charusat University, Ahmedabad University, Marwadi University, Pandit Deendayal...

Centre claims Remdesivir production up by 3 times in 3 weeks

At a time when the COVID-19 crisis is surging with each passing day and the queues outside hospitals and crematoriums are getting longer, the Union government has said that the production of Remdesivir—a crucial antiviral drug used for the treatment of COVID-19 patients—has significantly gone up by three times within a period of three weeks....

Gujarat government defers retirements in health dept until July 31

At a time when the COVID-19 pandemic is wreaking havoc, the Gujarat government on Friday decided to extend the service tenure of doctors, technical and non-technical staff of the health department who are going to retire during the period between April 30 and June 30. Now, such staff will remain in service till July 31....

Gujarat govt orders 1.5 cr vaccines from Serum Institute, Bharat Biotech

The Gujarat government on Sunday announced that it has ordered 1.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines from Bharat Biotech and Serum Institute to smoothly carry out the immunisation drive for people aged 18-45. The jabs will be administered to people belonging to this age group free of cost. The decision has been taken following a...

HC asks Gujarat govt to provide district-wise information on RT-PCR testing

The Gujarat High Court on Tuesday directed the state government to provide district-wise information on RT-PCR testing for COVID-19, the demand for the test, and the capacity erected by the authorities. The query came during the hearing of a public interest litigation initiated by the high court owing to the grim situation prevalent in the...

Gujarat govt issues guidelines on Remdesivir use

Unable to meet the demand of Remdesivir—a crucial antiviral drug used for COVID-19 treatment, the Gujarat government has issued guidelines related to the jab that is in huge demand owing to the massive surge in hospitalisations and deaths due to the deadly virus. The government has said that there is no evidence that suggests that...