After Mann ki Baat, it's now CM ki Baat: States look to emulate PM
Jharkhand Chief Minister Raghubar Das is likely to start a radio address on the lines of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Mann ki Baat' -- an idea which is expected to be emulated by other states as well.
The idea of a 'CM Ki Baat' was discussed during a recent meeting of Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu with Das in Ranchi.
It is learnt that an MoU will be signed between the Jharkhand government, the All India Radio and Doordarshan for the programme.
"The Mann ki Baat concept has attracted some state governments who have started thinking of having their own programmes on the same lines," an official said.
Like the Prime Minister Modi, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh also addresses people through radio.
During the meeting with Das, Naidu also approved a 24X7 satellite Doordarshan channel for Jharkhand, the proposal for which was pending for about four years.
With the BJP government completing three years in office, Naidu's visit to Jharkhand was part of his plans to visit all the states to highlight the policies and achievements of the government.
Besides Jharkhand, the minister has already visited a number of states, including Assam, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
He also plans to visit Rajasthan on Tuesday and thereafter Chhattisgarh, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh.
He said the Union minister emphasises on time-bound implementation of schemes like the launch of a new Doordarshan channel dedicated to the North-East region in August, and inauguration of a permanent campus of the Indian Institute of Mass Communication (IIMC) at Aizwal in March next year.
For the time-bound implementation of schemes, a day before the minister reaches the state, the officials from the Centre and the state government discusses various communication issues and then raises them with Naidu.
"This helps in speedy solutions to the problems. Sometimes instant solution is also arrived for the long pending issues like channel for Jharkhand," the official said.
The action taken report on various plans will be placed before the 'State Information Ministers' Conference' later this year, the official said.
"Such meetings are helping the state governments to understand the Centre's priorities. On the other hand, the need of the states is also understood by the Centre," the official said.
Naidu, who also holds the portfolios of Urban Development and Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, also reviews the implementation of various schemes related to these ministries during the visit.
- 2 LeT militants killed in encounter in south Kashmir 24 Jun 2018 | PTI
- Mehbooba hits back at Shah 24 Jun 2018 | PTI
- Emergency turned democracy into constitutional dictatorship: Jaitley 24 Jun 2018 | PTI
- Army Major detained from Meerut for his involvement in killing another Major's wife 24 Jun 2018 | IANS
- Pak elections: Independent candidate declares over Rs 400 billion in assets 24 Jun 2018 | PTI
- Verma bags silver, bronze; Deepika eyeing two medals in recurve 24 Jun 2018 | PTI
- Canadian PM calls Air India bombing an act of 'malice' 24 Jun 2018 | IANS
- Oppn parties must set aside egos to take on BJP in 2019: Tejashwi Yadav 24 Jun 2018 | PTI
- Violence cannot solve any problem: PM 24 Jun 2018 | PTI
- Celebrations, tears as Saudi Arabia overturns ban on women driving 24 Jun 2018 | AFP
Sunday EditionView All
24 Jun 2018 | PNS
Book on Renewable Energy Technology Released Hon’ble Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, New and Renewable Energy, Shri RK Singh released a book titled “Renewable Energy Technology” co-authored by Shri IS Jha, CMD (POWERGRID), Shri Subir Sen, COO (CTU Planning &Smart Grid) POWERGRID, Shri Manish Kumar Tiwari, Asst GM (Smart Grid) POWERGRID and Prof DP Kothari in the august presence of CMD, POWERGRID, senior officials of Ministry of....
STATE EDITIONSView All
24 Jun 2018 | PNS | Lucknow
Cabinet minister and Suheldeo Bhartiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar along with his supporters constructed a road in his village near Varanasi on Saturday. The minister, a compulsive dissident in the Yogi government, resorted to the extreme step maintaining that despite repeated requests, the Public Works Department (PWD) refused to construct the road...