Chief Minister Harish Rawat has put a ban on foreign tours by ministers, officials and members of the Legislative Assembly, aiming to cut down on unnecessary expenses and bring about greater transparency in governance.
Describing the last six months under Harish Rawat`s chief ministership as "highly disappointing", Opposition BJP in Uttarakhand today alleged that the morale of wrongdoers has got a boost under his rule.
The ruling Congress on Friday recorded a big win in the bypoll to three Assembly seats in Uttarakhand retaining Dharchula seat which went to Chief Minister Harish Rawat and wresting Doiwala and Someshwar seats from the BJP.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Tuesday appealed to Narendra Modi to constitute a high powered committee for the speedy implementation of infrastructure projects meant for the state in view of its strategic and environmental importance.
Seeking liberal funding from the Centre to address the situation in calamity-ravaged areas of Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Harish Rawat has demanded an additional assistance of Rs 4,000 crore for carrying out the third phase of reconstruction and rehabilitation.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, undergoing treatment at AIIMS for a neck injury, today authorised his seniormost Cabinet colleague Indira Hridayesh to take important administrative decisions in his absence.
Newly-appointed Uttarakhand Pradesh Congress Committee president Kishore Upadhyay formally assumed charge at the party headquarters here this evening, amidst conspicuous absence of former Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna and his loyalists.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, who was admitted to AIIMS in Delhi on June 13 after sustaining a neck injury during a rough chopper ride, is likely to remain hospitalised for some more time as he is still under observation, his aide said here.