On Wednesday, The Indian Express had highlighted how budget cuts and red tape had delayed post matriculation scholarships due in 2018-19 and 2019-20 for 9.09 lakh students from disadvantaged sections across the state.
Sources, however, said that Uddhav, during the meeting, made it clear that the concession was a stimulus package to help the sector recover from losses suffered due to the lockdown and will not be applicable post December 31, 2021.
State government data shows that at least 9.10 lakh students belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Other Backward Classes (OBC), Vimukta Jati and Nomadic Tribes (VJNT) and Special Backward Class (SBC) communities have been put in a precarious situation due to it delay in scholarship disbursal for 2018-19 and 2019-20.
While an OBC census count was last carried out in 1931, the panel asked the CM to write to the Centre to recommence it. “If this is not possible, the government should survey all the OBCs in the state,” the report stated.
In 2017, the previous Devendra Fadnavis government had first introduced self-certification for building plans in the low-risk category. The Uddhav Thackeray regime has taken a step forward in the reform.
Easing curbs on development of “green belt” land marked in development plans (DP) of urban local bodies, the state government has also allowed the entire floor space index (FSI) potential of a green belt to be loaded on the remaining land in the same layout or a plot.
Additional Municipal Commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal, who is the civic body’s nodal officer for all jumbo care facilities, told The Indian Express that he had asked the civic Public Health Department to run the facility.
In a meeting chaired by All India Congress Committee's Maharashtra in charge H K Patil at the Vidhan Bhavan, all party ministers and legislators were specifically asked not to take things lying down even from the allies.
Further, the facility violated discharge practices as prescribed by ICMR and was keeping asymptomatic patients admitted even after the completion of the prescribed 10-day quarantine period. The additional commissioner had even served it a notice in this regard.
The biggest achievement by the coming together of the three parties was keeping the BJP at bay. I'm of the firm belief that the BJP's ideology and their style of functioning are detrimental to the nation's interest in the longer term, said Balasaheb Thorat.
Industry captains have been demanding a sector-specific stimulus contending that the slowdown and the liquidity freeze, worsened by the lockdown, was eroding wealth and causing job losses, besides delaying completion of construction projects.
One of the oldest gymkhanas in India and a premier sports club, Bombay Gymkhana has been locked in a bitter battle with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over the widening of the Hazarimal Somani Marg, which connects Fashion Street to CST.
Dovetailing the buildable area incentives with the road width to avoid development of pencil-thin structures, the existing policy allows implementation of such schemes only for arrears served by roads that are at least 60 feet or 18.3-m wide.
On Thursday, the Shiv Sena led Urban Development department (UDD) kicked off the process of sanctioning major land use and floor space index modifications proposed to Mumbai’s development plan to boost real estate activity.
Yousuf Galwani (38), whose firm also handles corporate orders for pottery, says the collective clamour to move away from Chinese lamps and lights has also helped business. So has the government’s push to go “vocal for local”.
On Wednesday, officials said that a relocation plan for 17,200 hutments existing on airport land near the Mithi river banks in Kurla — Indira Nagar, Sevak Nagar, Kranti Nagar, Sandesh Nagar, Vijay Nagar and Gandhi Nagar — was discussed in detail.
While most of the residents in the locality hail from Mithilanchal, a traditional BJP stronghold, many agreed that Tejashwi Yadav’s employment poll plank had resonated with them making him the new poster boy for these migrant families.