Rajasthan Lockdown to be extended till April 30

After Punjab and Odisha, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot, on Friday, announced the extension of the lockdown in the state till April 30. The decision has been taken in order to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Earlier on March 21, Rajasthan CM had announced a complete lockdown in the state till March 31. The CM had announced this state-wide lockdown before the Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the pan-India 21-day lockdown on March 25.

The CM discussed the current situation with the representatives of industrial organisations and various business associations through video conferencing. He said that protecting the lives of people is the most important aspect of the decision of the state government.

The CM said that the entrepreneurs and traders of the state have given their support to the government in handling the situation. They have maintained the supply chain of essential commodities during the lockdown period.

He said, “The government stands with entrepreneurs in this hour of crisis, and industries related to essential commodities, which were allowed to open in lockdown, will not require any kind of permission to conduct their work smoothly”.

Gehlot took feedback from representatives of various associations, heard their suggestions related to the smooth supply of essential commodities and lifting the lockdown.

Earlier the Chief Minister of Punjab, Amarinder Singh Earlier unanimously extended the lockdown till May 1 on Friday. Before that, Odisha PM announced that the lockdown in the state will be extended until the end of this month.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister has scheduled a video conference to interact with the Chief Ministers of the states on Saturday. The PM along with the CMs will decide upon extending the 21-day further.

News Source: and TOI

Water and Electricity Bills to be delayed by 2 months in Rajasthan

The Government of Rajasthan has decided to postpone the payment of electricity and water bills for the month of March and April to provide relief to the common consumers.

The significant move has been taken to give relief to people during the ongoing economic distress prevailing due to the nationwide lockdown. The power and water bills for industrial units, farmers and common people of Rajasthan will be deferred by two months.

By differing the electricity and water bills for the month of March and April, the Rajasthan Government is will provide a big relief to around 1,68,000 consumers of small, medium and big industrial industries of the state.

The state government’s decision of postponing the payment of electricity and water bills for the month of March and April will benefit the common consumers as well. The household consumers will be able to make payment of these bills in the month of June.

The decision is estimated to defer the state revenues of around Rs 100 crore.

During the video conference held on Thursday, by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, with the chief ministers of states, the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot demanded economic help of Rs 1 lakh crore to deal with the coronavirus pandemic.


Coronavirus in Udaipur: Schools, colleges, cinema halls to remain closed in Rajasthan till March 30.

Rajasthan Government has directed all the schools, colleges, coaching centres, gyms, multiplexes and theatres across Rajasthan including Udaipur to remain closed till 30th March as a precautionary measure to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.

Coronavirus precautions in Rajasthan

Though the government has not cancelled the pre-scheduled exams at schools and college in the state.

The directions will be effective in all cities and towns of Rajasthan including Udaipur, Jodhpur, Kota and Ajmer.

The Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Ashok Gehlot held a meeting with the senior officials from the state’s medical and health department.

Besides, the CM has also directed to call-off the events, shows and theatre plays during this period.

Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said that medical and nursing colleges in the state will not be affected by this order. He has also requested the people of the state to keep their social gathering if any, small by inviting a limited number of guests only.

According to the sources, over 3 lakh people have been screened so far, out of which three people have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Rajasthan.

“There is no need for people to panic. These measures have been taken to ensure the spread of the virus. Only 3 cases have been detected and we believe the situation is under control. We have asked district collectors and CMHOs to spread awareness and release advisories on a regular basis,” said an officer.



Get your driving licence and vehicle registration letter (RC) at your Doorstep

According to recent directives issued by the Government, the transport department will be dispatching driving licences and vehicle registration certificates directly at the applicant’s postal address. Just like passports, people now are no more required to visit the transport office a multiple number of times to collect their documents.

The increasing intervention of middle-men and agents create hassles, and as such, the step has been taken to avoid troubles faced by consumers. The directives were issued on 1st of August, following which the Udaipur Transport Department has enforced the same from 7th August Wednesday.

Applicants are required to give the exact postal address for the delivery of their certificates. If the address is found to be incorrect or incomplete, the post will return to the RTO office.


Rajasthan Government won the battle of possession of historic Udaipur House in New Delhi

Rajasthan government’s long-awaited battle for the possession of historic Udaipur House in New Delhi has come to rest with the recent directives of Supreme Court. The property is situated near the Tees Hazari court at Civil Lines in Delhi. The Historic building was built before Independence by the then ruling Maharana of Mewar, which was occupied by Delhi government post-independence.

The majestic building is sprawling over 12000 meters of land at a prime location of Delhi, whose current worth is evaluated around 1500 crore. Before Independence, when Luteyn’s  Delhi was being designed, the property was built by Udaipur’s Royal family. That time the British asked the Maharana of Udaipur to build a mansion in Delhi like other princely houses.

The Udaipur House, Delhi

Post-independence Delhi government was granted the possession only for use. However, in 2010, Ashok Gehlot, the then Chief Minister of Rajasthan held talks with Delhi government to hand over the property back to Rajasthan, but the plea was declined. Following which the government took the issue to Supreme Court.

Recently Supreme Court issued directives to both the governments to settle the issue. After which a meeting among the representatives from Rajasthan and Delhi was held, where it was decided to hand over the property to Rajasthan government.