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Aaj Ki Aawaz

Digvijaya's statement let the cat out of the bag!!!

Sarkaari Lokpal (read Jokepal) has 'practicality' tag!!

Yes Government's proposed Lokpal (read Jokepal) is practical for Congress!! As the investigation will come under Government and CBI will continue to be used, misused and abused by the Party in power it's going to be practical for Congress..... and when out of power it'll be able to negotiate with Party in Power...... if Lokpal is strong such negotiations would not be possible!!! Say if Lokpal wants Bofors to be reopened and asks CBI to do so.... what do you think CBI will do???? Case closed will be Sarkaari Lokpal's (Read Jokepal) answer.....but if Lokpal is strong and has an investigative wing or CBI is Independent then it is for sure Sonia and Q would be in a soup..... thick soup!!! Because we all know Bofors has been 'force closed'!!! Anna has very rightly said had there been a Lokpal with investigative powers in place PC would be in Tihar..... preparing to celebrate New Year with Raja!!!! Looks like BJP will do a 'walk out' naatak when it comes to voting on Congress's Lokpal (read Jokepal) Bill..... BJP does not want CBI to become autonomous... not as long as Havala Advani is at the helm..... but for Public consumption BJP will do a naatak of wanting a strong Lokpal!!! When Jailtley speaks on Lokpal his eyes and words do not match..... and Sushma who has more 'foster sons' like Reddys and is on 'pally terms' with Sonia.... so she's keeping mum on the issue!! Laloo and Mulayam, both DA 'peedeths or affected', are against even a Jokepal!!! Maya is hand in glove with Congress, though she makes noises with an eye on upcoming UP elections!!

FSB is a joke!!!

Iss pe lagao rokk!!!

First and foremost Food Security is about creating jobs, increasing production and creating a social network for those who cannot afford to eat.... this Bill takes for granted that a major chunk of Indians cannot afford to eat!!! Well then what the hell is NREGA doing???? Sonia's love for NGOs and her listening to NGOs ignoring NGOs selfish motives is why Sonia's ignored sane voices..... the NAC is not 'know all' ..... and if it was about Food Security and not on account votes, why did NAC not consult States.........TN, Gujarat and Chattisgarh could have given valuable inputs..... like some States as per their tested formulas would even prefer cash disbursement!!! Centralised schemes have proved to be leaky and ineffective.... in fact TN and Gujarat are examples of States doing a better job..... but then Centre will not be able to take credit!! A pittance is spent on Agri research ..... how can India boost its production???? As NREGA has flopped this is a 'vote motivated' Bill!!! This Bill will have far reaching negative implications.....economy will take a hit...... black money will shoot up and create bubbles in stocks, land and real estate.....India's Food Security will take a huge hit!!!

Rahul says Congress needs young Leaders!!!

Please read this as Young Pleaders!!

Because this is what they will end up in Congress!!!! Congress abhors grass root Leaders!!! The minute a Congressman shows Leadership qualities he or she 'is set in place' till his or her 'dimaag durrast nahi hotha'!!!! In Congress it's all about getting brownie points from Madam and her son..... some would even try to get brownie points from Rahul via his doggy!! Congress Spokesmen go berserk to gain brownie points and spend days checking out 'how Madam or Baba have reacted'!!!! Interchange Modi with Rahul and UP with Gujarat.... had a group of students run about showing black flags to Modi you would not find BJP Leaders running up to punch, kick and slap the youngsters!!!! So Congress should take out ads..... Wanted Youth with political bent o mind. Should be spineless and should on the call of Congress's High Command call day as night or night as day!!

PS.... Montek taking Media's class.... not that's a joke..... with his fibs and gaffes he's not even qualified to face the Media now!! List of eminent people who could land up on Lokpal's selection Committee....Rajdeep Sardesai, Barkah Dutt, Vinod Sharma, Vinod Metha, Kumar Ketkar, Navin Chawla, Padgaonkar, Anil Dharkar..... should make you sit up and think!! If matters proceed as per plans then Congress plans to make Anna celebrate his New Year in Jail!!!

Bharat Kumar
aaj_ki_aawaz@yahoo.com



BUREAUCRACY

Rita Menon to be Chairperson of ITPO
The Prime Minister has cleared the appointment of Secretary Textiles Ms Rita Menon as Chairperson of the India Trade Promotion Organisation ( ITPO ). She is 1975 batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre.


Kiran Dhingra to be Secretary Textiles
In all probability Kiran Dhingra is going to succeed Ms Rita Menon as Secretary Textiles on January 1.She is 1975 batch IAS officer of UT cadre.


Five PS banks to have 2 EDs each
There are five public sector (PS) banks which will have two Executive Directors (EDs) each. They are: United Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, Dena Bank, Bank of Maharashtra & Vijaya Bank.

21 vacancies of EDs in PS banks
There are 21 vacancies of Executive Directors (EDs) In different public sector (PS) banks.

Dr. Gopal Dhawan selected as CMD, MECL
Dr. Gopal Dhawan, Executive Director (ED), NHPC, has been selected as Chairman & Managing Director (CMD), Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL), at Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB) meeting. As many as 15 persons were interviewed for the same.


N S Rao selected as Director (Projects), RINL
N S Rao, Executive Director of Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Limited (RINL), has been selected as Director (Projects) in the same organisation. As many as 13 persons were interviewed for the same.

Prabhat Kumar to be OSD to Aviation Minister Singh
Prabhat Kumar is poised to be Officer on Special Duty (OSD)to newly inducted Civial Aviation Minister Ajit Singh. Prabhat Kumar is an IAS officer of 1985 batch who belongs to the Uttar Pradesh cadre.

Tayal to be Additional DG, SSB!
RC Tayal, IGP, Manipur & Nagaland Sector CRPF is likely to be appointed as Additional DG,FHQ, Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), New Delhi. He is an IPS officer of 1980 batch who belongs to the Assam -Meghalaya cadre.

AK Mittal soon to be GM, South Western Railway
As the grapevine has it, AK Mittal is poised to be GM, South Western Railway (SWR), Hubly. His proposal after PMO's clearance is likely to return to the Railway Ministry soon. Presently, he is Chief Controller Administration (CCA) of the Varanasi located Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW).

VP Khare soon to be GM, DLW Varanasi
As the grapevine has it, VP Khare is poised to be General Manager of the Varanasi located Diesel Locomotive Works (DLW).His proposal after PMO's clearance is likely to return to the Railway Ministry soon. Presently, he is Principal Chief Engineer (PCE) South Eastern Railway Kolkata.

Radheshyam soon to be GM, CLW Chittaranjan
As the grapevine has it, Radheshyam is poised to be GM of Chittaranjan Locomotive Works (CLW) Chittaranjan. His proposal after PMO's clearance is likely to return to the Railway Ministry soon. Presently, he is Chief Administrative Officer (CAO)-construction North -Frontier (NF) Railway.

Zaki Ahmed gets three months extension
Zaki Ahmed (DIG) Deputy Director National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has been given an extension of three months for central deputation. He is an IPS officer of 1992 batch who belongs to the UP cadre.
(We said this on November 2, 2011)

Anupam Kulshreshtha to move CRPF
Anupam Kulshreshtha, Deputy Director, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy, Hyderabad, has been moved as DIG, CRPF, New Delhi. He is an IPS officer of 1995 batch who belongs to the UP cadre.

Anurag Tankha to join GoI
Anurag Tankha, DIG, Assam Police is likely to join central deputation. He is an IPS officer of 1995 batch who belongs to the AM cadre.

Rekha Lohani to join IB!
Ms. Rekha Lohani DCP(HQ)BBSR is likely to join as Assistant Director, IB. She is an IPS officer of 1997 batch who belongs to the Odisha cadre.

Mukta Goel joins as Director DoPT
Ms. Mukta Goel has joined as Director, DoP&T Government of India . She is an ITS officer of 1992 batch. (We said this on November 22)

Nine Commissioners of Customs & Central Excise get addl. charges
As many as nine commissioners of Customs and Central Excise have been assigned additional charge. Accordingly, B K Bansal, CX, Rajkot-I, has been assigned an additional charge of CX, Ahmedabad-II. Charanjit Singh, CX (Appeal), Daman, is given additional charge of CX, (Appeal), Vapi; Seema Malik, NACEN, RTI, Delhi, was entrusted with additional charge of NACEN, RTI, Kanpur. Sanjay K. Agarwal, Airport & ACC, Customs, Chennai, has been given additional charge of Port (Import), Customs, Chennai; V S G Rao, Customs, Pune, was assigned additional charge of CX, Pune-III; M M Damodar, CX, Pune-1 of CX, Kolhapur; S R Baruah, CX (Appeal), Delhi-II of LTU (Appeal), Delhi; J K Jha, CX, Jamshedpur of CX, Ranchi and P Ayyam Perumal, CX (Appeal), Chennai-I, has been assigned additional charge of Airport & ACC (Appeal), Chennai.

248 posts of Ind. Directors vacant in PSUs
As many as 248 posts of Independent Directors have been lying vacant in schedule 'A' and 'B' in Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs).

Kishan Kumar is new DGP of Goa
Kishan Kumar has taken over as new DGP of Goa on Thursday. He is 1985 batch IPS officer of UT cadre.

Sharma posted in Dehradun
Ashutosh Sharma, Director, NAAA, Shimla, on relief from his present duties by V S Jadon has been posted as Senior Deputy Accountant General (Admn), O/o Accountant General (A&E), Uttarakhand, Dehradun.

72 Board level positions vacant in PSUs
As many as 72 Board level positions have been lying vacant in schedule 'A' and 'B' in Public Sector Undertaking (PSUs).

Transfer list of Income Tax Commissioners next week ?
Transfer list of Income Tax Commissioners is expected to be issued next week.

Assam DGP to retire this month end
Assam DGP Shankar Barua is going to retire on December 31. He is 1974 batch IPS officer of Assam-Meghalaya cadre.

S K Pande is new IG Law & Order in Madhya Pradesh
S K Pande has been appointed new IG Law and Order in Madhya Pradesh. He is 1988 batch IPS officer.

Dr C Chandramohan promoted as Sr Adviser, Planning Commission
Dr C Chandramohan, Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officer of Indian Economic Service, has been promoted to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) and posted as Senior Adviser, Planning Commission.

Kohli moves to MEA Hqs
DCM in Doha Sanjeev Kohli has been moved to the MEA Headquarters.

Vijay Singh to go to Doha
Deputy Secretary in the MEA Vijay Singh is moving to Doha in place of Sanjeev Kohli.

Posts of Accountants vacant in Pay & Accounts offices
Posts of Accountants have been lying vacant in Pay & Accounts offices (under the Ministry of Home Affairs) at Delhi, Lucknow, Patna, Allahabad, Ranchi, Kolkata, Chennai, Hyderabad, Shillong, Ajmer, Raipur, Chandigarh and Jammu.

Gujjar inducted in IPS
Bhairav Singh Gujjar, Deputy Commissioner of Delhi Police Railway has been inducted for IPS to the AGMU cadre. He is an DANPS officer of AGMU Cadre.

Satheesh is new Collector of Thiruvananthapuram
K.N. Satheesh is new District Collector of Thiruvananthapuram .He is 2004 batch IAS officer.

PAKISTAN WHISPERS
Pakistan : World's Deadliest Destination in 2011 for Journalists
New York based committee to protect journalists has in its year-end report found Pakistan as the deadliest country in the world for journalists in 2011. Out of 43 journalists who lost their lives covering dangerous assignments worldwide 7 were killed in Pakistan alone. Libya and Iraq ranked number two with 5 journalists getting killed in each while 3 lost their lives in Mexico during the year.

Pakistan : Army PR's belated denial of Pasha Arab Visit
Pakistan army's PR outfit ISPR on Tuesday belatedly denied media reports about DG ISI Shuja Pasha's secret visit to some Arab countries to seek approval of senior Arab leaders for a military coup against President Zardari. Timing of the denial is interesting. Report about Shuja Pasha's secret visit appeared in the British media on December 13 and even earlier in the US media in articles published by US businessman of Pakistani origin Mansoor Ijaz but the denial has come only now after a petition has been filed in the supreme court praying for Shuja Pasha's removal from office on account of the alleged secret visit. The denial too appears half heated as it only dispute the dates of the alleged visit and not the visit per se. While media reports say that the DG ISI visited the Arab countries from 6th to 9th May 2011 the denial says he visited the Arab countries but not on any day between 1st and 9th May 2011.

Shamlal Goel gets addl charge of CMD, NFL (UPDATED)
Shamlal Goel, IAS, has been given the additional charge of Chairman & Managing Director of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). Presently Joint Secretary in the Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India, Goel is Maharashtra cadre IAS officer of 1985 batch.

Satish Chandra ceases to be CMD NFL (UPDATED)
Satish Chandra, IAS, Joint Secretary in the Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India ceases to be Chairman & Managing Director of National Fertilizers Limited (NFL). He is Andhra Pradesh Cadre IAS Officer of 1986 Batch.

IPS officer is no more (UPDATED)
ADG in Manipur C Peter Ngahanyui has passed away . He was 1975 batch IPS officer of Manipur-Tripura cadre.

N K Singh is new DIG CBI (UPDATED)
Navin Kumar Singh has been appointed DIG in CBI for an initial period of 5 years from the date of assumption of charge of post.He is 1996 batch IPS officer of Jharkhand cadre.

Ravindernath is new CVO MRPL (UPDATED)
Y Ravindernath has been appointed as Chief Vigilance Officer (Director Level) in the Mangalore Refineries & Petrochemicals Ltd., Mangalore. He is 1993 batch ITS officer.

Kavita Prasad is CVO HHEC (UPDATED)
Ms Kavita Prasad has been appointed as common Chief Vigilance Officer in the M/s Handicrafts & Handlooms Exports Corporation of India Ltd.(HHEC) and M/s Central Cottage industries Corportion of India Ltd.(CCIC), Delhi. She is 1994 batch IA&AS officer.

Alok Sharma appointed CVO BIS (UPDATED)
Alok Sharma has been appointed to the post of Chief Vigilance Officer in the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Delhi under the Department of Consumer Affairs. He is 1986 batch IPoS officer.

N K Jain selected as Director (Personnel), AIL (UPDATED)
N K Jain, IRPS, Executive Director of Railway Board, has been selected as Director (Personnel), Air India Limited (AIL) at a Public Enterprises Selection Board meeting held on Friday. As many as seven persons were interviewed for the same.

Special pay to IG/DIG in MP Lokayukta(UPDATED)
Madhya Pradesh Government has accorded a sanction of special pay of Rs 800 to the IG/DIG and Rs 600 to the Deputy Directors/ Special Public Prosecution officers in Lokayukta.

Prof. Parvin Sinclair, VC, IGNOU, appointed as Director, NCERT (UPDATED)
Professor Parvin Sinclair, Vice Chancellor, IGNOU, has been appointed as Director National Council of Education Research and Training (NCERT).

Dr. Krinwant Sahay posted as OSD in CCIT (CCA), Delhi region (UPDATED)
Dr. Krinwant Sahay, Commissioner of Income Tax, on compulsory wait, has been posted as OSD in the office of CCIT (CCA), Delhi region.


Manoj K. Chopra appointed as PS to Minister (TA&PR) (UPDATED)
Manoj Kumar Chopra, DCIT, New Delhi, has been appointed as Private Secretary to Minister (TA & PR), V Kishore Chandra Deo, under the ministry of Panchayat Raj, New Delhi.

Rajeev Verma relieved from Goa (UPDATED)
Rajeev Verma who so far was Secretary Public Relations to the Government has been relieved. He is an IAS officer of 1992 batch who belongs to the AGMUT cadre.He will be joining the Delhi Government.

S.K. Gulati relieved to join as DDA's CVO (UPDATED)
S.K. Gulati has been relieved by the Haryana Government to join as Chief Vigilance Of?cq(CVO) in the Delhi Development Authority(DDA). He is an IAS officer of 1984 batch who belongs to the Haryana cadre.

Justice Vikramjit Sen is new CJ of Karnataka High Court (UPDATED)
Acting Chief Justice Vikramjit Sen has been sworn in as Chief Justice of Karnataka High Court, on Friday.
( We said this on September 12 )

Sunita Vedantam posted as chairperson/RRB, Chennai (UPDATED)
Sunita Vedantam, SAG/IRPS, Southern Railway (SR), has been posted as Chairperson/RRB/Chennai.

Arjun Tabiyar, ADRM, NWR, shifted to ER (UPDATED)
Arjun Tabiyar, SAG/IRPS, ADRM/BKN/ North West Railway (NWR), has been shifted to Eastern Railway (ER).

R S Verma posted as CSO, NFR (UPDATED)
R S Verma, SAG/IRSEE, South Eastern Railway, has been posted as CSO in North Frontier Railway (NFR).

Narottam Das shifted to NWR (UPDATED)
Narottam Das, SAG/IRSEE, North Central Railway (NCR) as CSO, has been shifted to North Western Railway (NWR) and posted in the same cadre.

Shailendra K Singh posted as CSO, ER (UPDATED)
Shailendra K. Singh, SAG/IRSEE, Eastern Railway (ER) as CELE, has been posted as CSO in Eastern Railway (ER) itself.


C K Prasad shifted to IRISET (UPDATED)
C K Prasad, SG/IRSEE, South Central Railway (SCR), has been shifted to IRISET.

Amit Jain transferred to SCR (UPDATED)
Amit Jain, SG/IRSEE, SG/IRSSE, IRISET, has been transferred to South Central Railway (SCR).

Narender K Meena shifted to WR (UPDATED)
Narener K. Meena, JS/IRSEE, North Western Railway (NWR), has been shifted to Western Railway (WR).

Neeraj Gupta transferred to NCR (UPDATED)
Neerja Gupta, SG/IRSSE, South Western Railway (SWR), has been posted under CAO/IRPMU, New Delhi in North Central Railway (NCR).


Surajmal posted in NWR (UPDATED)
Surajmal, SAG/IRSSE, North Central Railway (NCR), IRPMU/CNB, has been posted in North Western Railway (NWR) in the same capacity.

Arun Kumar Jain shifted to NCR (UPDATED)
Arun Kumar Jain, SAG/IRSSE, RDSO, has been shifted to North Central Railway (NCR)/IRPMU, Kanpur in the same capacity.

Transfer of Sanjeev Kumar from NR to NCR cancelled (UPDATED)
Transfer orders of Sanjeev Kumar from SG/IRSSE, North Railway to North Central Railway under CAP/IRPMU, have been cancelled.

 

DEBATE

Is it appropriate or inappropriate for an elected representative to address a bureaucrat as "Sir"?

Orissa Chief Minister Navin Patnaik has asked Cabinet Ministers to maintain dignity of the office. Patnaik conveyed his mind when a Minister addressed "Sir" to an IAS officer in his presence. "You are Cabinet Minister and should maintain your dignity" the Chief Minister said. How far it is appropriate or inappropriate for an elected representative to address a bureaucrat as "Sir".

Mail your to the point views to suresh.mehrotra@yahoo.com or mehrotra.suresh@gmail.com



CORPORATE

PK Maheshwari to be CFO, HINDALCO
P K Maheshwari who had resigned from the post Executive Director of Bharat Forge Ltd is poised to join as Chief Financial Officer (CFO),HINDALCO.

Prasad is new Director HSL
Retired naval officer K.L.N. Prasad has taken over as Director (Corporate Planning & Personnel) of Hindustan Shipyard Limited.


Two directors cease to be on STC Board
Dr. (Mrs.) B. Kinnera Murthy and Jayenra N. Shah ceased to be Part-time Non-Official Directors on the Board of The State Trading Corporation of India Ltd (STC) upon completion of their tenure of appointment.

Shah to take over charge as ED & COO, Piramal Healthcare Ltd on Jan 1, 2012
Vijay Shah will cease to be the Managing Director of Piramal Glass Ltd w.e.f December 31 2011 consequent upon his appointment as Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Piramal Healthcare Limited with effect from January 1, 2012.

Shah to continue as Non Exec. Director, Piramal Glass Ltd
Vijay Shah to continue as a member of the Board of Directors of Piramal Glass Ltd as a Non-executive Director.

Santhanam retires as Director, Piramal Healthcare Ltd
N. Santhanam has retired as Director of Piramal Healthcare Ltd .

Kabade appointed GM, Spree Lotus valley
Dritiman Kabade has been appointed the General Manager of Spree Lotus Valley--- the first property of Spree Hotels in India.

Sethi appointed CFO, VIP Industries Ltd
Jogendra Sethi has been appointed as the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of VIP Industries Ltd w.e.f. December 14, 2011

Bachani ceases to be Whole-time Director, Brahmaputra Infraproject Ltd
Gopal Bachani, Whole-time Director of Brahmaputra Infraproject Ltd has ceased to be on the Board of Directors of the company w.e.f. November 18, 2011.

Kohli resigns as Director, Ahluwalia Contracts (India) ltd
Surinder Singh Kohli, Independent Director, Ahluwalia Contracts (India) Ltd has resigned as Director of the company on December 15, 2011.

Buch appointed Addl. Director, Idea Cellular Ltd
The Board of Idea Cellular Limited has approved the appointment of Ms. Madhabi Puri Buch as an Additional Director on the Board of the company w.e.f. December 22, 2011.

Ranju Singh is FM Taj Banjara
Ranju Singh has been appointed as General Manager of Taj Banjara, Hyderabad.




FORUM


DEBATE (1)

Addressing someone as "Sir" is only a polite way of speech, particularly when the person who is addressing does not know name (designation!)of the person being addressed and/or does not wish to address by name for whatever reasons. Are women generally not addressed as "Madam" irrespective of social and administrative hierarchy? (That it is considered derogatory in specific context is a different matter.)

S.K. Tewari

(DEBATE ) 2

Give respect and take respect is a good old saying.There is nothing wrong in addressing anybodtSIR

Nvk prabhakar

DEBATE-3

One should learn from people from Tamil Nadu. While talking they mostly use Sir to address each other irrespecive of their status. They use Sir as word of respect.

Raja

Kejriwal didn't clear his dues timely

It has taken six years for the Government to accept Arvind Kejriwal's resignation because he had not cleared his dues. Everybody seeking to resign has to clear his/ her dues and the law should be no different for anybody, even PMs in waiting!

A K Singh

Lok Pal another CVC

It seems efforts are being made to have Lok Pal institution as a body to act as CVC, which is ineffective in tackling the growing corruption over the years despite having CVC Act 2003. It needs to be analysis in how many complaints, CVC has itself caused investigation in professional manner, which I believe would be minimal may be due to lack of will or lack of administrative set up. No efforts were made to strength it and improve its effectiveness which has resulted into clamour of Lokpal. The investigation of complaint in right manner is key and very foundation stone, without it no useful purpose will be served. It seems intention is to set up Lokpal, a tooth less institution for the consumption of common man who may not be aware about nitty-gritty. The case in point is the gross irregularities revealed in the recruitment of Dy. General Managers in NHAI in the year 2010, which is pending for punitive action against the accused officials despite advise/directions of Central Vigilance Commission. The heads of CVC/CBI needs to introspect and ponder the functioning of their institution so that concrete measures are taken to tackle the corrupt practice by all including politicians who are afraid of any mechanism over them since they hitherto they functioned with autonomy without any fear although in law their is saying that all are equal.

Adarsh Gupta

A relevant issue

The issue raised by RKM pertaining to CGHS beneficiaries is very relevant and needs to be serious thought by the authorities concerned especially in an era where the facilities of specialised treatment is getting scarce and prohibitive too. Happy employee always tries to good for family and society in large.

Chandra Shekhar

CGHS doctors are extending yeomen service

Chandreshekhar agreed that within the limitations, the CGHS doctors are extending yeomen service. But what about the affairs at time of specialists consultation. Only shirkers of work stand in the queue to show to the doctor and get the independent drug. Why can't they keep a separate wing for all type of health problems in all the Government hospitals for the CGHS patients on Saturday for the whole day. Have more number of doctors and have separate wards for them when they or their kins are admitted in the hospital. If somebody has taken land for peanuts it is their business to look after their business and not give excuses. The Health Ministry should interfere through to the NCT of Delhi.

A Srivastava

No person is interested in going to hospital

The case of reference of CGHS patients to the private hospitals arose in order to avoid rush at Government hospitals. No person is interested in going to hospital be it be the CGHS beneficiary. A CGHS beneficiary is also not interested in remaining the air conditioned rooms of private hospitals. He/she makes the life of their family members miserable by saying 'mujhe jaldi ghar lekar chalo'. The Government is spending money towards paying the salaries of CGHS doctors and the other employees. It is also incurring expenditure in maintaining the infrastructure of hospitals, medicines and diagnostic tests. Government will only benefit from free reference of their employees to private hospitals. Rockland hospital opted out of CGHS ring only because their bills were not being settled in a time bound manner. Alternatively, in bid cities like Delhi there should be a separate hospital for CGHS beneficiary only. You double the CGHS subscription. No body will mind it.

A Srivastava

Improve conditions in govt hospitals

Please try to improve the conditions in government hospitals by increasing the financial/infrastructure powers of medical officers to serve the suffering humanity. Sir no one is interested to be a patient but pl. do not blame the government doctors(who are selflessly doing their duty most of the time) and glorify the corporate hospitals but try to take proper steps to upgrade the government health units/hospitals thanks

Dr Deepak Saxena

Nobody fits the bill

This is regarding news in WIC about Member (Finance) Telecom Commission. The best Member DOT had was Mrs. Vijayalaxmy Gupta-very dynamic, enterprising and visionary. Sadly nobody in Telecom accounts & finance fits the bill as they lack the necessary skills to handle such an important post.

A Kumar

Lokpal elected by people ?

Why can't we have a Lokpal elected by people and accountable to the people .let us abolish prime ministerial form of government and make it presidential form where PM will totally be accountable to parliament and not a party. His tenure should be reduced to 4 years. Let the Prime minister be directly elected by people and convention of TV debates during elections be adopted in India. I always believe that elected representatives should not be kept or supervised by selected people of what so ever caliber they are. Elected people are product of democratic process which is sacrosanct. Anna is trying to subordinate democracy to bureaucracy. A Lokpal will always be elitist in his approach and may destabilize nation or government in the name of enquiry. Let us rise to the occasion and then nation is first. Anna should read carefully the history of evolution of democracy. No country which claims to be democratic has made his political executive subordinate to selected bureaucracy. There is no precedence of this new practice of subordination of political executive in the history of democracy. Let all of us take a resolve to elect only good people. The presidential form of government can really address the issue of accountability where any policy matter of government is put up for approval or presidential trial by senate can make the mechanism of corruption more democratic and fairer .let us unite for citizens charter and judicial accountability bill. Now the time has come we may switch over to presidential form of government to make chief executive directly elected by people.

MNT

Kurukshetra Ki ore Dekho Sanjaya aur Mujhe Bitao ki wahan kya...

The forthcoming elections in some states are going to present a rehearsal of the next General elections to the Lok Sabha. But the real action would be in UP, which was called The United Provinces not long ago! We will get feedback from Sanjaya, as he is blessed with doordrashti, when the war starts. For the moment he says: Rajan (We the people),preparations for the war are in full progress. All the mighty along with the Almighty have started pitching their camps. There are so many different flags fluttering that it is difficult to say whether all of them are going to fight the war against each other or will side with one or the other. This confusion is due to change of almost all the rules of war this time. This war is being fought under the leadership of two excessively ambitious, powerful, strong, warrior and politically fast maturing women. There are some men too, but they seem to be leading from the secure positions behind their women, to match the unmatched personalities of the prominent two women warriors. The name of another very prominent woman is also being taken, but she has no direct stake, even as she will direct the action in this war. There are contingents of very masochistic women too radiating the fury of hell and spitting the fire of dozakh. TV programmes of another set of women machos are being telecast on big screens by the roadside, who are baying for the blood of the other party and specially its leader. From the selective use of invective, vituperation and carping, they are giving proof of their supremacy in political kung fu in India! This election sets the tone and tenor of political and electoral rhetoric. Interestingly it will be mounted on the vehicle of the Hindi language and hence, will provide some of the liveliest coinages and evidence of use of "prapanch, chhadma, viswasghat, kutilata, swang, nautanki, drama, tamasha, badzubani, Noora-kushti' etc that will determine the future complexion of politics in India. He further spoke: the conversations among people of different camps gives a sense of the impending event, as no rules will be observed in this do or die Kurukshetra, as it is no "dharmakshetra" but only Kurukshetra!!!! sanjay fell silent thereafter.

M L Gupta

What a novel idea?

What a novel idea that transfer of 200 JCIT at this crucial juncture of the year will help the department in achieving the budget target. Is some other target is to be achieved.

Poonam



RTI

Copy of agreement between India and Russia

The Appellant sought certified copy of all the agreements and deals signed between the President of USA and PM of India and also that between the President of Russia and PM of India during their respective visits to India. The PIO furnished certified copies of agreement of deal signed between the President of USA and PM of India. Further, the PIO stated that the copy of Agreement and deal of President of Russia and PM of India is awaited from the concerned division and would be forwarded to the appellant as and when received from concerned division. The Appellant complained to the Commission that the information sent to him was not attested. The respondent stated that the deemed PIO was Mr. Javed Ashraf, Joint Secretary (AMS) and Mr. Ajay Bisaria, Joint
Secretary (ERS) who were to provide the information. The Appellant pointed out that the FAA did not dispose the appeal until September 2011 while the appeal was filed in February 2011. The Commission noted that Secretary (ER) has not done his duty as mandated by the RTI Act and warned that if this continues, the Commission will consider recommending disciplinary action against him. The PIO stated that delay took place due to correspondence for seeking permission from the respective foreign governments to release this information. The Commission observed that the PIOs should have informed the Appellant
about this within the 30 day period. While dropping the penalty proceedings, the Commission warned the PIOs to ensure that a
communication should be sent to the Appellants within time as mandated under the RTI Act.

Comments

An attested copy of the documents should be provided by the PIO within the prescribed time limit to the applicant.

[Mr. Paras Nath Singh v. Ministry of External Affairs in CIC/SG/A/2011/002072/15657Adjunct]

- Weekly article by Dr. (Mrs.) Anuradha Verma
(dranuradhaverma@yahoo.co.in), RTI Consultant to IIM, Indore and Co-author of the book: RIGHT TO INFORMATION - LAW AND PRACTICE by Taxmann. (The views are Personal)

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