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Appropriate process would be taken up to fill the vacant posts of judges in Rajasthan : Ashwani Kumar

INVC,, Jaipur,, Chief Minister Shri Ashok Gehlot met Union Home Minister Shri Susheel Kumar Shinde, Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dr. M. Veerappa Moily, Union Law Minister Shri Ashwani Kumar and Union Minister of State for Energy (Indpendent Charge) Shri Jyotiraditya M.Scindia on Tuesday in New Delhi. During his meeting he discussed in detail about the issues related to early approval of the Rajasthan Women (Prevention of Atrocities) Ordinance-2013 and setting up of long awaited Oil Refinery in Rajasthan along with other issues related to the State.  Union Home Minister Shri Shinde and the Union Law Minister Shri Ashwani Kumar congratulated Shri Gehlot for taking first initiative in preparing the draft of Rajasthan Women (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill and said such laws should be made in all over the country.  Shri Ashwani Kumar during his meeting with Shri Gehlot said the Centre is serious about the disposal of pending matter through fast track courts and letters have been sent the State Governments regarding this. He said the appropriate process would be taken up to fill the vacant posts of judges in Rajasthan.  Shri Gehlot during his meeting informed that with the aim of prevention and redressal of atrocities, exploitation and harassment of women the State Cabinet has approved the draft of Rajasthan Women (Prevention of Atrocities) Bill. The Chief Minister said in the current circumstances the State Government has decided that the it should be implemented as an Ordinance in the State instead of waiting for the Bill to be presented in the coming session of the State Assemby so that strict action could be taken in the cases related to the atrocities towards women. He requested the Centre to give early approval to this ordinance. He also informed that regarding fast-track courts in Rajasthan we have asked the Chief Justice of Rajasthan High court.

Efforts Would be Made for Early Approval of Oil Refinery:  Moily During his meeting with Shri Gehlot Union Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas Dr. M Veerappa Moily assured the Chief Minister that the Centre will make every effort to set up oil refinery in Barmer district of Rajasthan. Shri Moily after meeting said setting up refinery in Rajasthan is practicable and good results are expected regarding this. He said a meeting would be convened with the officials of HPCL, ONGC and the Petroleum Ministry and the proposal related to set up oil refinery is Rajasthan would be considered sympathetically during this meeting. The Chief Minister during his meeting said requests are being made for a long time for setting up Refinery in Rajasthan and it is the appropriate demand of the State. He said investment worth Rs. 30-35 thousand crores will come and employment would be generated on a large scale after setting up of Refinery. He said commercial production of crude oil in Rajasthan will reach to 20 percent of the total crude oil production of the country. He said Rajasthan is the only State not having oil-refinery even though it has oil-field. He siad the State Government has given its consent to provide every facility desired for the oil refinery accepting the recommendations of the Tripathi Committee. Shri Gehlot also requested to the Petroleum Minister regarding availing sufficient gas for Dholpur Gas based Project and Kota, Chhabra & Dholpur Gas Projects having 990 MW. He also requested to set the gas price for the 160 MW Ramgarh (Stage-4) Project. After meeting with Chief Minister Union Minister of State for Energy Shri Jyotiraditya Scindia said the Energy Ministry has sent its recommendation to Coal Ministry for allotment of coal on priority basis for the ambitious 5800 MW Energy Projects of Rajasthan. He said under Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Vidhyutikaran Yojana Rs. 1300 crores have been sanctioned for 40 schemes and Rs. 2000 crores have been sanctioned for the electrification of 22 small and medium cities. Shri Gehlot during his meeting asked Shri Scindiya that under 12th Five Year Plan the Rajasthan Government is willing to do electrification of dhanis having population of 300. He said the State Government is completing the electrification of dhanis having population of 100 on its own.

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