Sunday, September 13, 2015

President to visit Maharashtra on 14, 15 September 2015

President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will visit Maharashtra (Nagpur) on September 14 and 15, 2015. In the evening of September 14, 2015, the President will attend the 151st Year Celebrations of Nagpur Mahanagarpalika. He will also attend the 13th Convocation of Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology – Nagpur on September 15, 2015 before returning to Delhi.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Ahmed Javed appointed new Mumbai Police Commissioner

Ahmed Javed appointed new Mumbai police commissioner while Rakesh Maria has been promoted to DG Home Guards and DG Civil Defence. Ahmed Javed will take over from Rakesh Maria. Rakesh Maria was much in the news due to Mumbai Police's ongoing investigations in the Sheena Bora murder case. The order has been officially issued to Maria. He will hand over the charge on Tuesday itself and Javed will be taking over with immediate effect. Maharashtra Home Secretary KP Bakshi claimed that the government wanted to issue the orders before the beginning of the festival season.

MAHADISCOM Recruitment 2015 for 565 AE, 62 JE, 51 Vigilance Officer, 970 Junior Assistants Notification, Apply Online

Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MAHADISCOM) has given a notification for the recruitment of 1648 Assistant Engineer (DIST), Junior Engineer (DIST), Assistant Vigilance Officer & Junior Assistant vacancies on contractual basis. Eligible candidates may apply online from 05-09-2015 to 28-09-2015.
1. Assistant Engineer (DIST): 565 Posts
2. Junior Engineer (DIST): 62 Posts
3. Assistant Vigilance Officer: 51 Posts
4. Junior Assistant: 970 Posts
Selection Process:
Selection will be based on written/online test.
Application Fee: Candidates have to pay Rs.500/- + Transaction Charges Open Category/ Applied Against Open Category, Rs.250/- Reserved Category + Transaction Charges through Demand Draft in favour of ‘Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited’ payable at Mumbai’. PWD, OL & HH candidates are exempted from fee.
How to Apply: Eligible candidates may apply online through the website from 05-09-2015 to 28-09-2015.
Important Dates:
Starting Date to Apply Online: 05-09-2015.
Last Date to Apply Online: 28-09-2015.
Last Date for Print of Application: 13-10-2015.
Candidates to download call letter for online test: 10 days prior to online test
Online Examination at Test Centre : Tentative during October, 2015.
For Job details visit:

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Maharashtra Petrol Pump propose Strike on 7 September

Petrol pump dealers in Maharashtra has proposed to go on a one day strike on September 7 to press for their demand of relief from Local Body Tax (LBT). All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers' Association (FAMPEDA) President Uday Lodh said that the government differentiates between other traders and fuel retailers. Petrol pump retailers have to pay LBT while other traders have been exempted from it. "This is why more than 800 petrol and diesel pumps within 25 municipal corporations will be on strike on September 7," he said. Incidentally, the Maharashtra government had exempted traders having an annual turnover below Rs 50 crore from paying LBT across the state from August 1. According to the government, more than 99 per cent of traders benefited from the decision.

Maharashtra celebrates Dahi Handi

Maharashtra celebrates Dahi Handi on Sunday, marking the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna. Teams of people will form human pyramids to reach high hanging handis or pot of curd. The Maharashtra government had recently made the activity an adventure sport, barring anyone below 12 from participating. Ironically, some of Mumbai's biggest patrons of Dahi handi, mostly politicians, have chosen to stay away from this year's event, to express disappointment about, well believe it or not, heightened safety regulations.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Maharashtra curbs criticism of politicians

Criticism of a politician or a public servant, in the form of words, signs or representations, can attract sedition charges under Section 124 A of the Indian Penal Code if it shows them as representatives of the Union or the State governments, says the Government Resolution issued by the Home Department of Maharashtra. The guidelines in the resolution say criticism in this form, which may cause disaffection with, or enmity and disloyalty to, the Centre or the State government will be treated as sedition. This comes after a “submission” made by the Advocate-General in the Bombay High Court in a case involving political activist and cartoonist Aseem Trivedi that the Home Department would issue these guidelines in the form of a circular to all policemen