Tuesday, May 31, 2011

After Meeting CBDT Chief Baba Ramdev Takes U-Turn on Jan Lokpal Bill

Sehore (ABC Live): The Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev has Taken U on Anna Hazare’s Jan Lokpal bill turn after the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CTBT)chairman Sudhir Chandra met him.

As per information, in a hurriedly organized press conference in Sehore Ramdev has categorically stated that he was opposed the provisions in Jan Lokpal bill to bring Indian prime minister and higher Judiciary under Lokpal purview.

The yoga guru said that finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and CBDT chairman Sudhir Chandra were in touch with him. "Even today I would like to say that the talks are positive", he said.

His comments came a day after the Cabinet Committee on Political Affairs (CCPA) chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met in the national capital to discuss the issue of black money in view of the yoga guru's proposed agitation

Baba Ramdev, who lent support to Anna Hazare in his campaign against corruption when he went on a fast in Jantar Mantar, however, refused to call off his own fast from June 4 till government conceded all his demands.

Reacting to Baba's comments, Arvind Kejriwal, a civil society member said that the probably the yoga guru may not be aware of the full implications of the issue and they would try to convince him why it was necessary.

Dinesh Singh Rawat says, Baba Ramdev was the one of claimant along with Anna Hazare to lead Anti Corruption movement in India but all of sudden Anna Khazare movement for Jan Lokpal Bill Movement shattered Ramdev's dream to lead Anti Corruption movement in India as he was touring India for some time before Anna Hazare's movement.

Now, after Anna Hazare and his team has lost public ground , Baba Ramdev has taken his step with caution and with tactical cooperation with government , in Love or under Taxmen pressure.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Haryana Implements Police Reforms, Separates Investigation from Police

Chandigarh (ABC Live): Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has taken a far reaching decision to separate CID cadre from Haryana Police taking care of Supreme Court Decision in Prakash Singh and Ors Vs Union of India regarding Police reforms in India.

The decision to this effect was taken by Haryana Cabinet on Thursday which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda to amend Punjab Police Rules, 1934, which would be known as Punjab Police (Haryana Amendment) Rules, 2011 to govern the services provisions of newly separated Criminal Investigation Department.

As Apex court decision of dated 22.09.2006 by a bench headed by then Chief Justice of India and C.K. Thakker and P.K. Balasubramanyan, JJ says,

“The investigating police shall be separated from the law and order police to ensure speedier investigation, better expertise and improved rapport with the people.

It must, however, be ensured that there is full coordination between the two wings.

The separation, to start with, may be effected in towns/urban areas which have a population of ten lakhs or more, and gradually extended to smaller towns/urban areas also.”

As per SC order state government has mandate to separate investigation department from law and order maintaining forces but the same order says that , “The separation, to start with, may be effected in towns/urban areas which have a population of ten lakhs or more, and gradually extended to smaller towns/urban areas also.” Whereas, Haryana government has done this in one go.

Following is the official statement issued by Government of Haryana on separation of investigation department from law and order maintaining force:

Haryana Cabinet on Thursday which met under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda has amended Punjab Police Rules, 1934, which would be known as Punjab Police (Haryana Amendment) Rules, 2011 to govern the services provisions

These Rules shall regulate the appointment, training, promotion, deputation and other connected administrative matters relating to Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officials in view of special professional requirements. In all other areas not covered by this chapter, the Punjab Police Rules, 1934(hereinafter called the Police Rules) will apply mutatis mutandis. There shall be a separate cadre as provided under sub section(1) of section 4 of the Police Act 2007(25 of 2008), of directly recruited officials, in the Criminal Investigation Department (hereinafter referred to as the cadre) for the purpose of attending to any duty assigned by the Head of Criminal Investigation Department. Direct recruitment to this cadre shall be made on the post of Constable and Assistant Sub-Inspector.

All vacancies in the cadre shall be filled by direct recruitment or promotion or deputation.

There will be non-gazetted ranks of Constables and Head Constables to be appointed by Superintendent of Police. Assistant Sub Inspectors would be appointed by Deputy Inspector General of CID. All direct appointments to non-gazetted ranks shall be made by the appointing authority, as mentioned above, on the recommendations of the concerned Police Recruitment Board constituted under Haryana Police Act, 2007.

Of the total sanctioned posts (both temporary and permanent) of Assistant Sub Inspectors, 75 per cent shall be filled up by direct recruitment and twenty five per cent by promotion, or by deputation. Five percent of the posts of direct recruitment in the rank of Assistant Sub-Inspectors shall be reserved for women. It is clarified that there shall be no separate cadre of women in the CID.

Twenty percent of directly recruited quota of Assistant Sub-Inspectors shall be filled up from Engineering graduates of the following streams keeping in view the technical requirements of the CID, namely Computer Engineering; Electronics Engineering; Electronics and Communication Engineering; Information Technology; Wireless and Telecommunication Engineering; Electrical Engineering ; or Mechanical Engineering.

The process of recruitment for appointment of directly recruited Assistant Sub-Inspectors shall be set in motion by the recruitment authority to be decided/constituted by the State Government. The procedure and the additional qualifications, if any, shall be notified by the Head of the CID to the Recruiting Board. However, to meet the urgent and incumbent technological changes in the field of cyber space, security, forensic science, investigation skills, statistics, financial/fiscal services including auditing, law etc, upto five percent (5%) posts of Assistant Sub-Inspectors can be filled up by nomination directly from amongst meritorious qualified professionals, by the Head of the CID.

All direct appointments to the rank of Constable in CID shall be made by the Superintendent of Police, Criminal Investigation Department, on the recommendations of the concerned Police Recruitment Board to be constituted under sub section (2) of 4 of the Haryana Police Act, 2007(25 of 2008).

Seventy five percent (75%) of total sanctioned posts of constables in CID shall be filled by direct recruitment and twenty five percent (25%) by deputation. In respect of direct recruitment, vacancies can be filled up by deputation till direct recruits are available. Five percent (5%) of the posts meant for direct recruitment in the rank of constable shall be reserved for women. However, there shall be no separate cadre of women in the CID.

Dinesh Singh Rawat says,
In copy book ways this seems to be good,but all depends on implementation of this step as police reform to lessen the burden on law and order keeping police, if this will lesson the burden of police than ok ,if not than it can work reversely.
As in India, most part of CID or intelligence are openly used for political purposes rarely used to help police in investigation.

Lets see

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Haryana Announces Compensation to Faridabad Plane Crash Victims

Chandigarh (ABC Live): Haryana on Thursday has announced compensation to Faridabad plane crash victims.

Information to this effect was made through official statement that the Chief Minister, Mr. Bhupinder Singh Hooda announced to give a compensation of Rs two lakh each to the next of kin of those three deceased persons who hailed from Faridabad and also announced to give a financial assistance of Rs 20,000 to each of the three injured.

Bhupinder Singh Hooda expressed shock and grief over the death of 10 persons and injuries to three others in a plane crash in a residential area in Faridabad late last evening.

In a statement issued , the Chief Minister said that the damage caused to the house due to the plane crash would be assessed and duly compensated.

The Commissioner, Gurgaon Division, Mr T.K. Sharma said that the company of the Air Craft, which crashed, give compensation as per the law.

Dinesh Singh Says: I recommend Haryana announcement as act of human values.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

After Anna Hazare, Baba Ramdev Tries to Lead Anti Corruption Move

Haridwar (ABC Live): After Indian Anna Hazare’s anti Corruption movement now Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is all set to launch an indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi from June 4, 2011 on a strong Lokpal Bill and bringing back black money stashed in tax havens abroad.

Information to this effect was made by Swami Ramdev that, "More than 1 crore supporters will participate in the movement across the country and Anna Hazare will support us in our fight."

Further Baba is demanding the ratification of United Nations Convention against Corruption treaty by India.

On other hand information are coming that Ramdev has tried to wipe corrupt practices around himself as fur as possible after witnessing the frontal attacks on Anna and his team mates but his old close aides are already in touch with Baba Ramdev opponents to provide them the back holes in baba's tales to reach on top.

The Ramdev is under tremendous pressure from his supporters to launch his Anti Corruption move after Anna’s Move has lost the movementum as he was earlier claiming Anti Corruption Movement as His national move and has mobilized funds and people all around the nation for the cause.

The Omni-directional attacks on Anna Hazare’s anti Corruption team mates by brining their past acts had forced Ramdev to go to background during and after the Anna Hazare’s anti Corruption movement and now he after trying to wipe his surrounding and gauging the possible attacks and their directions he is all set to start his Anti Corruption move with half hearted, always keeping his taps cloase to his chest.

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Limousine Journey from Luxury to Rental Vehicle

On Saturday, I was stressed with my online assignments thus decided to free myself by doing off filed net surfing and reached at limousine cars.

Where, I know more about the luxury vehicle sedan especially one with a lengthened wheelbase or driven by a chauffeur

Limousines are the most expensive form of automobile ground transportation, limousines are culturally associated with extreme wealth or power, and are commonly cited as an example of conspicuous consumption.

Further, knew that the first automobile limousine built in 1902 and the word limousine is derived from the name of the French region Limousin, because this covered compartment physically resembled the cloak hood worn by the shepherds there.
The first “stretch limousine” was created in Fort Smith, Arkansas around 1928 by a coach company named Armbruster.

These cars were primarily used to transport famous “big band” leaders, such as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, and their bands and equipment. These early stretch limousines were often called “big band buses”.

But now days some limousines are owned by individuals, many are owned by governments to transport senior politicians, by large companies to transport executives, or by broadcasters to transport guests.

Additional to this now middle income group section of society has also started to enjoy less wealthy; limousines are also often hired during special events (most commonly weddings and funerals.

On asking further, I also came to know that many Indian settled in USA and UK have started their rental services of limousine cars, like KR Limo offering limousines rental services in Seattle Washington DC and other cities and states of U.S.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

UP Police Arrests Rahul Gandhi for Fighting for Farmers in Noida

Noida (ABC Live): UP police have taken Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi, Digvijay Singh and Rita Bahuguna under preventive custody.

Information to this effect was made by ," Inspector General of Police (Meerut Range) Rajnikant Mishra that, "Rahul Gandhi has been arrested under Sec 151 CrPC and will be presented before a Sub-Divisional Magistrate on Thursday.”

Gandhi was taken away from the dharna site in Bhatta Parsaul Village in a grey Tata Safari to an undisclosed location.

Taking on Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati, Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday joined the land war, pledging full support to farmers fighting against acquisition and promising not to desert them till their demands are met.

Sneaking into Bhatta Parsaul village, the epicenter of the agitation in western Uttar Pradesh, in the wee hours riding pillion on a motorcyle, he sat with the agitating farmers throughout the day in scorching heat to emphathise with their cause and women who lost their men.

"I feel ashamed to call myself Indian after seeing what has happened here. The (state) government here has unleashed atrocities on its own people," the Congress general secretary told the farmers.

Even as he sat on a dharna, a war of words erupted, with BJP terming it as a "drama" and wanting to know why the UPA government was still not acting on his earlier promise of bringing Land Acquisition Bill in Parliament.

The Congress, on its part, said it was keen to get on early passage of the bill in Parliament.

Gandhi, who sat with the farmers for over 12 hours, said he associated with them as they were demanding their "right" and there was "nothing wrong" in it.

"I want to tell you that I am with you till your demands are met. Till your work is not done, the Congress party will not desert you," he said to a thunderous applause from the gathering which shouted slogans hailing him.

SDM Vishal Singh met Rahul and asked him to end the dharna in view of the potential security risk to him in view of the situation in the area. Vishal Singh also expressed inability to provide security as he had come without intimation.

Digvijay Singh said till a judicial inquiry submitted a report no action should be taken against the farmers in respect of FIRs lodged against them.

He also demanded that all arrested farmers be released and that there should not be any forcible land acquisition.

Dinesh Singh Rawat says,
It is ways how future poetics of India will be , Rahul Gandhi supported the version.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

After 2G Scam Subrata Roy Under ED Scaner for Madhu Koda, Jet Airways

New Delhi (ABC Live): Sahara Group headed by CEO Subrata Roy facing Enforcement Directorate investigation in 2G spectrum scam is also come under ED scanner for former Jharkhand CM Madhu Koda and Jet Airways' takeover of Sahara Airlines corruption cases.

The information regarding this was provided in the petition filed by ED's Assistant Director Rajeshwar Singh while seeking contempt action against Sahara group Chief Subrata Roy and two scribes for allegedly interfering with the investigation of the 2G spectrum case.

"There is yet another investigation which is popularly referred as Madhu Koda scam case in respect of which the division bench of Jharkhand High Court has issued directions, directing CBI and ED to investigate offences under Prevention of Money Laundering Act, Foreign Exchange Management Act," the petition said on Friday.

Further, Singh, in his petition, said "it may not be out of place to mention that Sahara Airlines, which is now taken over by Jet Airways and operated under the banner of Jetlite, are also facing investigations for violation under FERA (Foreign Exchange Regulation Act)".

The petition referred to the status reports filed by ED in the 2G case which stated that "S-Tel had arranged for certain funds from various groups to pay licence fee".

It alleged Sahara India Investment Corporation, now known as Sahara Prime City Ltd, had "invested Rs 14 crores in S-Tel on the same day (August 28, 2007) when S-Tel had applied for 16 telecom licences".

The petition said ED has been investigating Sahara's alleged involvement in Madhu Koda scam case where the agency suspects that "large amount of funds which are tainted money and proceeds of crime have been invested in Sahara Group companies by those accused persons with a view to projecting them as untainted money."

In another case of alleged FEMA violation, the petition said "Subrata Roy, along with others, has deposited an amount of Rs 150 crores, which has been rotated through a maze of financial transactions between accounts of Sahara Corporation and Sahara India within the same branch and bank."

Another Sahara Group company had paid Rs 9.50 crore in August 2007 to one Sky City Foundation Pvt Ltd which, in turn, invested the same amount in S-Tel just before it applied to the Department of Telecommunication for issuance of 2G licence, the petition said.

Dinesh Singh Rawat says,
Subrata Roy has taken fight with ED as he was taking in times when corruption was above all, but forget this time anti corruption move started by Anna Hazare for Jan Lokpal and should get himself ready for this time to face music.

Kanimozhi, Active Brain Behind Kalaignar TV: CBI

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Premier investigating Agency CBI on Saturday has opposed the bail plea of Kanimozhi and Kumar in Special CBI court with argument that Kanimozhi was "active brain" behind Kalaignar TV which received Rs200 crore bribe from Dynamix group.

The CBI also said that Shahid Balwa, whose company was beneficiary in the 2G scam, paid Rs200 crore to Kalaignar TV.

Controlling mind of Kalaignar TV is Sharad Kumar but the lady (Kanimozhi) "controls" everything from behind, it said.

It is to mention that Kanimozhi on Friday put all blame on former Telecom minister A Raja for Kalaignar TV which received Rs200 crore bribe from Dynamix group to secure bail for herself.

Dinesh Singh Rawat says ,
Kanimozhi wants to play pingpong game with CBI court to blame his closer corruption aide A Raja just to escape from Jail, hoping this calculated move by her after some underground give and take with congress,Raja and rest other.
If she will able to escape this way by putting blame on other than rest of all will use this , it is dangerous, Court should take this move seriously while deciding bail and her role in 2G scam.

UN Grants All Non Voting Members’ Rights to European Union

New York (ABC Live): The United Nations after recognizing the importance of cooperation between it and regional organizations has granted the delegation of the European Union the right to make interventions, as well as the right of reply and the ability to present oral proposals and amendments.

The resolution to this effect was adopted by the UN General Assembly on May 4, 2011, by the terms of the resolution — adopted as orally revised by a recorded vote of 180 in favour to none against, with 2 abstentions (Syria, Zimbabwe) — the European Union and its member States could be inscribed on the list of speakers among representatives of major groups and be invited to participate in the Assembly’s general debate, in accordance with the order of precedence and the level of representation.

Dinesh Singh Rawat says,
The SARAC and Asian regional groups should work to get their say in global governance assembly , i.e. UN genreal assembly.

Subrata Roy Using His Media to Save Himslef in 2G Scam Investigation

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Supreme Court on Friday issued a contempt notice to Sahara Group CEO Subrata Roy and two others for threatening and intimidates an Enforcement Directorate officer in connection with the 2G scam investigation.

It is to mention that Enforcement Directorate says that Roy's owned Sahara Group transferred Rs 150 crore to Swan Telecom the black ship telecom Company in the 2G scam and issued notice to Sahara Group to know about its role but after receiving notice Sahara media outfits asked the ED officer, Rajeshwar Singh, personal questions and threatened to do a series of media.

The apex court had on March 16 warned against any interference from any quarter in the work of CBI and ED officers.

On Friday the Court termed Sahara Media asking personal questions and threatening the ED officer, Rajeshwar Singh for doing media stories about these after he issued the notice to Roy under the Prevention of Money Laundering Act as prima facie case to the contempt of court.

Further, Sahara’s newspaper published news about Rajeshwar Singh’s personal information after this the ED on Friday approached the SC accusing Sahara Group CEO Subrata Roy of intimidating its officers investigating the scam which is will full defying of SC March 16 order which warns against any interference from any quarter in the work of CBI and ED officers.

It is to mention that even after so many notices Sahara Chief did appeared before ED for questioning till now.

Dinesh Singh Rawat Says,
This contempt notice to Sahara Group CEO Subrata Roy has shown clear-cut motive behind corporate houses to launch their media houses to use it as their arms to defend them from all three pillars of Indian democracy , i.e. Judiciary , Executive and Legislative.

The Neera Radia Tapes has already proved this nation's integrity threaten nexus among all four pillars including the press, which is considered as the fourth pillar of Indian democratic system, but now Sahara Group CEO Subrata Roy's action to use his media to threat the investigating officer,Rajeshwar Singh of enforcement directorate has gone further depicting the misuse of Fourth pillar( The Press)to defend his role in 2G scam case where ED found money transfer from Subrata Roy's Sahara Group to S-tel, the proxy telecom company used to siphon money from 2G spectrum allocation corruption done by Indian Politicians and corporate houses.

So, I of Views all four pillars including Media of Indian democracy should be come the purview of under Jan Lokpal Bill.

Dinesh Singh Rawat's View on 16th World Meteorological Congress

Geneva (ABC Live): The World Meteorological Organization is all set to meet from 16 May to 3 June 2011for the Sixteenth World Meteorological Congress to be held at the International Conference Centre of Geneva (CICG).

The CICG is located at 15/17, rue de Varembé, close to the Place des Nations. The opening ceremony of Cg-XVI will take place at 10.00 a.m. on Monday, 16 May 2011.

It is to mention here that WMO assembles once every four years to discus following issues:

To Determine general policies for the fulfillment of the purposes of WMO;
To Consider membership of WMO;
To Establish and coordinate the activities of constituent bodies of the Organization;
To Approve long-term plans and the budget for the following financial period;
To Elect the President and Vice-Presidents of the Organization and members of the Executive Council;
To Appoint the Secretary-General.

The Congress will be opened by outgoing WMO President, Dr Alexander Bedritskiy and WMO Secretary-General, Mr Michel Jarraud. There will be a High-Level Segment attended by Heads of State/Government and Ministers, on 16 and 17 May 2011.

The Congress will consider strategic plan and budget of WMO future priorities for 2012-2015, in particular. These includes the proposed the Global Framework for Climate Services, the WMO Strategy for Capacity Development, the WMO Integrated Global Observing System, the WMO Information System, the Disaster Risk Reduction, the Aeronautical Meteorological Services.

Dinesh Singh Rawat's View on 16th World Meteorological Congress,
WMO should and I hope it will draw its strategies to Reduce Meteorological Disaster Risk, as in cming years we should ready to face Meteorological Disasters, these could change the ways we live today all of sudden.

RBI Auction Rs 2,100 Crore SDLs of Meghalaya, Punjab, Tripura, UP

New Delhi (ABC Live): The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) is all set to auction 10-year State Development Loans (SDLs) for an aggregate amount of Rs 2,100 crore through yield based auction using multiple price auction method on May 10, 2011.

It is to mention that the four State Governments of Meghalaya, Punjab, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh have announced the sale of their 10-year SDLs) for an aggregate amount of Rs 2,100 crore
Notified Amount
(` Crore)
Meghalaya 100.000
Punjab 400.000
Tripura 100.000
Uttar Pradesh 1500.000

Both competitive and non-competitive bids for the auction should be submitted in electronic format on the Negotiated Dealing System (NDS) on May 10, 2011 (Tuesday). The non-competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 A.M. and 11.30 A.M. and the competitive bids should be submitted between 10.30 A.M. and 12.30 P.M.

The yield percent per annum expected by the bidder should be expressed upto two decimal points. An investor can submit more than one competitive bid at different prices in electronic format on the NDS. However, the aggregate amount of bids submitted by a person should not exceed the notified amount for each State.

The Reserve Bank of India will determine the maximum yield at which bids will be accepted. Securities will be issued for a minimum nominal amount of `10,000.00 and multiples of `10,000.00 thereafter.

The results of the auction will be announced on May 10, 2011 (Tuesday) and payment by successful bidders will be made during banking hours on May 11, 2011 (Wednesday) at Mumbai and at respective Regional Offices of RBI.

The Government Stocks will bear interest at the rates determined by RBI at the auctions. Interest will be paid half yearly on November 11 and May 11 of each year till maturity. The Stocks will be governed by the provisions of the Government Securities Act, 2006 and Government Securities Regulations, 2007.

The investment in Government Stocks will be reckoned as an eligible investment in Government Securities by banks for the purpose of Statutory Liquidity Ratio (SLR) under Section 24 of the Banking Regulation Act, 1949. The stocks will qualify for the ready forward facility.

Information to this effect was made by Ajit Prasad, Assistant General Manager, RBI.

Dinesh Singh Rawat's Views,
RBI should ask states where they are spending State Development Loans and business plan how state will repay sanctioned loans??

Only Hopes it will happen in India in coming year??