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SC strikes down law allowing government bungalows to former UP CMs

May 7, 2018
The Supreme Court has struck down a legislation that allowed former Uttar Pradesh Chief Ministers to continue occupying government accommodation even after demitting office. The court stated that once Chief Ministers demit public office, there is nothing to distinguish them from the common man.

Ganga Hariteema Yojana launched in 27 districts of Uttar Pradesh

Apr 8, 2018
The scheme aims to enhance the green cover in the catchment areas of the river Ganga and to control the land erosion.

UP Assembly passes stringent bill to curb organised crime

Mar 28, 2018
The state assembly of Uttar Pradesh has passed a stringent bill to curb organised crime and deal strictly with those trying to fuel terror. The legislation had to be re-introduced in the assembly, as it could not be passed in the Legislative Council, where the ruling BJP is in minority.

Second defence industrial corridor to come up in UP, says PM Modi

Feb 21, 2018
The corridor is expected to be built at an estimated cost of Rs 20,000 crore and it is expected to generate about 250,000 jobs. It will link Agra, Aligarh, Lucknow, Kanpur, Jhansi and Chitrakoot.

UP government signs 900 MoUs ahead of Investors Summit 2018

Feb 20, 2018
According to the UP’s Industry Minister Satish Mahana, more than 900 MOUs have been signed so far. He claimed that this is the highest number of agreements that have ever been signed with private companies.

UP Government introduces mass marriage policy to discourage dowry

Feb 5, 2018
The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has stated that the state government has come up with a mass marriage policy for the poor girls in the state, under which financial assistance worth Rs 35000 will be provided at each wedding.

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approves UPCOCA Bill to fight organised crime

Dec 14, 2017
The Bill has been framed on the lines of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) by the committee which was set up to examine the draft bill. The draft was prepared in consultation with the State law department to check organised and white-collar crime and mafias. There are 28 provisions in the draft bill which are not present in the existing state Gangsters Act.

Vrindavan, Barsana declared as Sacred Sites, no meat and liquor shops allowed

Oct 28, 2017
As per the state government, the main objective behind declaring Vrindavan and Barsana as pilgrimage sites is to honour the sentiments of devotees, who are hurt by the operations of liquor and meat shops. The move will help in restoring the age-old traditions of these places.

UP Cabinet approves digitalisation of land maps

Oct 10, 2017
The state cabinet of Uttar Pradesh on 9 October 2017 approved digitalisation of land maps in 70 districts of the state. The information was shared by the state’s Power Minister Shrikant Sharma who said that this move was necessary as the land maps were in a very bad condition and needed proper preservation.

UP tops all states by building 3.2 lakh toilets in 17 days

Oct 4, 2017
The Uttar Pradesh government has stated that it has built over 3.52 lakh toilet units in 17 days under the Centre's Swachhta hi Seva campaign thereby, topping other states in the effort. The toilets were constructed between 15 September and 2 October.

No interview for non-gazetted posts in Uttar Pradesh

Aug 30, 2017
To keep in touch with the national policy, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has decided to end the process of interviews for selection of candidates’ non-gazetted jobs of the state government.

UP Government announces to launch all-women 'Pink' AC buses with CCTV cameras

Jul 24, 2017
Union Ministry sanctioned funds for the 50 buses from its 'Nirbhaya Fund' for the 'Pink' buses in UP.

Rajiv Kumar appointed as Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh

Jun 29, 2017
Prior to this appointment, Kumar was a Secretary in the Union Shipping ministry. He is a 1981 batch IAS Officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

Adani Group set up 50-MW solar PV plant in Mahoba district of Uttar Pradesh

Jun 16, 2017
The plant has been set up with an investment of Rs. 315 crore, under the National Solar Mission Scheme.

Yogi Adityanath raises retirement age of UP doctors to 62

May 31, 2017
The Yogi Adityanath led Uttar Pradesh government has extended the retirement age of government doctors from 60 to 62 years.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath launches JE vaccination drive in 38 districts of UP

May 26, 2017
CM Yogi also launched a toll free number to get or provide any information about encephalitis.

UP Assembly passes Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill, 2017

May 16, 2017
The CGST Bill makes provisions for levy and collection of tax on intra-state supply of goods and services by the Union Government.

Yogi Adityanath to declare no school bag day in UP government schools

May 13, 2017
The Uttar Pradesh government is planning to declare "no school bag day" on Saturdays in all the state-run schools.

Adityanath’s government to merge local bodies of Mathura-Vrindavan & Ayodhya-Faizabad

May 11, 2017
The merger was done with an aim to provide better services in local bodies, all-round development and providing employment to the local population.

Uttar Pradesh cancels 15 government holidays

Apr 27, 2017
Uttar Pradesh State government has cancelled almost 15 public holidays that marked the birth and death anniversaries of eminent personalities.

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