Articles about Ajay Bhalla
Ajay Bhalla is a senior IAS officer from the Assam Meghalaya cadre and the Home Secretary of India as of 2021. Bhalla is from the 1984 IAS batch and was appointed as the Home Secretary on August 22, 2019, succeeding Rajiv Gauba who is the cabinet secretary of India as of 2021. Bhalla was born on November 26, 1960. He completed his education at the University of Delhi, University of Queensland, and Punjab University. Bhalla was supposed to retire on August 22, 2021, but in a rare order issued by the Personnel Secretary on August 12, Bhalla was given an extension of one year in service as the Union Home Secretary. Bhalla supervised the establishment of the Ram Mandir Trust and also oversaw the COVID-19 management. The Union Home Secretary also supervised the passage of important legislations of the Narendra Modi government such as the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.
28 Aug 2021India
The Centre on Saturday asked all states and Union Territories to ensure there is no large gathering during the upcoming festival season and, if necessary, impose local restrictions to check the spread of coronavirus.
25 Jan 2021India
Amid the circulation of rumors surrounding the COVID-19 vaccines' efficacy, the Centre asked the States to check the spread of such misinformation and advised them to take penal action against those found guilty of dissemination of wrong news.
15 Jan 2021India
As the scale of Indian elections and the coronavirus vaccination drive, starting from tomorrow, are comparable, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) requested the Election Commission to share electoral roll data, a plea which the polling body accepted.
31 Oct 2020India
Delhi is once again being burdened by coronavirus caseload, as for the third consecutive day on Friday, the National Capital recorded more than 5,000 cases. On Friday, a record 5,891 fresh cases came to the fore; on Thursday, Delhi reported 5,739 cases, and on Wednesday, 5,673 cases.
27 Oct 2020India
The Union Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday extended the guidelines for reopening from the coronavirus lockdown until November 30.
19 Oct 2020India
The Centre has called a meeting between Assam and Mizoram after a violent clash at the states' border on Saturday evening left at least seven people injured.
01 Sep 2020India
On the day the Indian government admitted that China engaged in yet another transgression in Eastern Ladakh, NSA Ajit Doval held a key meeting with high-ranked officials, where it was decided more troops will be deployed in the volatile area to thwart the neighbor's mischievous attempts.
22 Aug 2020India
Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla on Saturday wrote to the governments of all states and union territories, reminding them that there shall be no restrictions on the inter-state and intra-state movement of goods and persons.
04 Jun 2020India
With traffic snarls being reported on a daily basis from Delhi/NCR, the Supreme Court on Thursday stepped in, asking all three states — Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Haryana, to decide on a common policy for movement within a week.
09 May 2020Politics
Trains meant to ferry migrant workers to their home states sparked a battle between political adversaries Amit Shah and Trinamool's Mamata Banerjee with the former writing a letter today underlining that Banerjee's government was doing "injustice".
06 May 2020India
The Centre on Wednesday wrote to the West Bengal government asking it to allow the movement of goods traffic through border crossings between India and Bangladesh.
22 Apr 2020Politics
Earlier, the coronavirus pandemic fueled tensions between Mamata Banerjee-led West Bengal government and the Centre, ruled by BJP. But, the Bengal government assured on Tuesday that the visiting teams would be given full cooperation in the state.
22 Apr 2020India
On Tuesday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) revised guidelines as to what's allowed and what's not during the ongoing 40-day lockdown period, imposed to contain the spread of coronavirus.
20 Apr 2020India
The nationwide lockdown, intended to slow coronavirus' spread, should not be diluted, the Centre told state governments and union territories on Monday.