Delhi Cabinet reommends prorogation of 13th session of Delhi Assy

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The Delhi Cabinet today recommended prorogation of the 13th session of the Legislative Assembly and also gave its approval for construction of a grade separator at Ghazipur Crossing.

At a meeting, presided over by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, the Cabinet also streamlined procurement policy of computer hardware, software and accessories. Further, it also gave its nod for signing an MoU on academic collaboration between the Foundation for Aesthetic and Research (FAR) and Department of Training and Technical Education for training students of the Beauty Culture Department of Meerabai Polytechnic.

Addressing reporters after the meeting, the Chief Minister said the Cabinet has recommended prorogation of the 13th session of the 3rd Legislative Assembly which commenced on March 17 and was adjourned sine-die on April 4.

Ms Dikshit said the Cabinet has also given its approval for construction of a three-level grade separator at Ghazipur Crossing on NH-24 and Road No 56.

It would be commissioned before the commencement of the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

''The Commonwealth Games Village is to be constructed on the left side of NH-24 near the Akshardham Temple. The Yamuna Sports Complex near Vigyan Vihar is one of the venues for the Commonwealth Games.

Hence the junction Road No.56 and NH-24 is required to be made signal-free.

Construction of grade separator at Ghazipur Crossing would ease the traffic and reduce the present waiting time. This would also facilitate smooth flow of traffic between number of colonies of Ghaziabad in UP and Trans-Yamuna colonies in Delhi,''Ms Dikshit said.

The Chief Minister said among other decisions taken at the Cabinet meeting, the Diploma course in beauty culture would be made comprehensive to make it more employment-oriented.

She said the Cabinet has also decided to give green signal for signing an MoU on academic collaboration between FAR and Department of TTE for training of the students of Beauty Culture Department of Meerabai Polytechnic.

This MoU aims at contributing in upgrading education and training in the field of Cosmetics and Fragrances by introducing inter-alia recognized professional and vocational education programmes and courses for improving the technical study, training material and conditions, teaching and training in the field of Cosmetics and Fragrances.

As part of the MoU, a comprehensive plan would be drawn up for the upgradation and professionalization of technical skills, knowledge and practices in the field of personal aesthetics, Grooming, Beauty, Beauty Care and other related fields.

Ms Dikshit said the Cabinet has revised the Computer Hardware Procurement Policy to allow procurement from the open market including DGS and D and NICSI.

The decision has been taken to overcome difficulties coming up in procurement of computer hardware, software and accessories which was taking an exceptionally long time.

The new policy would facilitate timely procurement, resulting in application of information technology in the true spirit. However, the existing system for obtaining technical approval from the IT Department for procurement of computers will continue even though financial powers for purchase of computers, printers and accessories is being given to the Principal Secretaries/Secretaries.

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