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Home Minister chairs 24th Western Zonal Council Meet

  • The current Minister of Home Affairs- Shri Amit Shah (age 54 years) chaired the 24th meeting of the Western Zonal Council, which was held at Panaji, Goa.
  • Gujarat CM- Shri Vijay Rupani, Maharashtra CM- Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Goa CM- Dr. Pramod Sawant and Administrator of the UTs (Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli)- Shri Praful Patel, has attended the meeting.
  • The Council among others focused on the following issues:-
    i) Action on the Master Plan submitted by Maharashtra Government for utilization of surplus Salt Pan Land for the rehabilitation of slum dwellers was discussed at length.
    ii) Coverage of all villages which have hitherto remained without any banking facilities within 5 km radial distance by a Bank/India Post Payments Service.
    iii) Enhancement of DBT Portal to include scheme/village-wise details by collecting real-time information from respective portals of beneficiary-oriented schemes to give village level DBT fund transfer & benefits.
    iv) Innovative solution of encrypted QR Code on Aadhaar card for verifying antecedents of marine fishermen.
  • The Home Minister also called upon the States to give their suggestions for improvements in the Indian Penal Code and Criminal Procedure Code. Shri Shah further pointed out that the Government has zero-tolerance towards offense under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act.
    Source: pib.gov.in

Published On : 22 Aug 2019

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