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UP cabinet keeps Lokayukta out of RTI purview

July 31, 2012 13:36 IST

In a major decision, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday gave its nod to keep the office of Lokayukta out of the purview of RTI Act.

The cabinet meeting presided over by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav decided to keep the Lokayukta out of the purview of the RTI Act, a senior official said.

The Cabinet also decided to implement the 'Kanya Vidyadhan Yojna', the official said, adding that approval was also give for the implementation of National Optical Fibre Programme in the state.

The National Optical Fibre Network (NOFN) aims to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats with broadband connectivity in the country.

The Cabinet also gave approval to rename Manyavar Kanshiram Arbi-Farsi University as Khwaja Moinuddin Chisti Arbi-Farsi University.

The previous BSP government had named the University after its founder Kanshi Ram.

On July 25, the Samajwadi government had changed the names of eight districts which had been renamed by the previous Mayawati regime.

While Chhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Nagar would be known as Amethi, Rambai Nagar would be called Kanpur Dehat. The names of Bheem Nagar, Prabuddha Nagar and Pancheel Nagar were changed to Sambhal, Shamli and Hapur respectively, the official said.

Similarly, Kanshiram Nagar, Mahamaya Nagar and J P Nagar would now be known as Kasganj, Hathras and Amroha respectively.

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