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Punjab CM Parkash Singh Badal mourns death of his mother

Chandigarh Based Senior Scribe Kailash Nath Bereaved, mother expires

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Mrs. Saroj Jha (70), the mother of Chandigarh based senior Correspondent of Dainik Jagran Mr. Kailash Nath, who passed away at Kanpur after a brief illness on Thursday. She is survived by husband, two sons and two daughters.
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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today expressed profound grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Mrs. Saroj Jha (70), the mother of Chandigarh based senior Correspondent of Dainik Jagran Mr. Kailash Nath, who passed away at Kanpur after a brief illness on Thursday. She is survived by husband, two sons and two daughters.
In a condolence message, the Chief Minister shared his heartfelt sympathies with the members of the bereaved family and prayed to the Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and give courage to family members to bear this huge loss in this hour of crisis.
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IDF-OI is contributing significantly in social endeavours in India

Sushma Swaraj to Chair Meeting of Board of Trustees of IDF of Overseas Indians

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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: The Overseas Indian Affairs and External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will chair the Fourth Meeting of the Board of Trustees India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) in Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi tomorrow. The Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs, Sunil Soni will also be present in the meeting.
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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: The Overseas Indian Affairs and External Affairs Minister Smt. Sushma Swaraj will chair the Fourth Meeting of the Board of Trustees India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) in Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan in New Delhi tomorrow. The Secretary, Overseas Indian Affairs, Sunil Soni will also be present in the meeting.
The India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) is a not for profit Trust established in 2008 by the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs to serve as a credible institutional avenue to enable overseas Indians to engage in philanthropy to supplement India’s social development efforts. The Trust has a two-tier structure comprising the Board of Trustees and the Executive Directorate. IDF-OI is chaired by the Minister of Overseas Indian Affairs.
The Board comprises of four eminent overseas Indians, four eminent resident Indians and senior officials from the Ministries of External Affairs, Home Affairs, Finance and NITI Aayog.

The 4th meeting of the Board of Trustees is being held in New Delhi on Saturday, the 23rd of May 2015 and will be chaired by the Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs Smt. Sushma Swaraj. The participants include Shri Yusuff Ali M.A., Managing Director EMKE LuLu Group UAE; Shri Joginder Pal Sanger, Chairman, Mastcraft Limited UK; Shri Subhash Jindal, Chairman and Managing Director, Prateek General Trading UAE; Dr. B.K. Agnihotri, former Ambassador-at-Large, USA; Shri Ashok Chowgule, Chairman, Chowgule Industries Pvt. Ltd., Goa; Ms. Ritu Beri, Managing Director, Ritu Beri Designs; Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak, Founder, Sulabh Sanitation and Social Reform Movement India and Dr Varaprasad Reddy, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Shantha Biotechnics along with senior officials from the MHA, MEA, MoFinance and NITI Aayog.

Since 2011, IDF-OI has helped in channelizing contributions from overseas donors towards social development projects in Assam, Rajasthan and Gujarat in the areas of water conservation, rainwater harvesting, educating and mainstreaming differently abled children, women’s education and sustainable livelihood.

The Board will review IDF-OI, approve action plans, approve outreach plans and give its suggestions and guidance to IDF-OI in enhancing IDF-OI.
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Allegedly involved in Murder Case of Bikramjit Singh of Algokothi

Ex ASI Gulshanveer Singh attempts suicide in Pathankot Jail

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Pathankot, May 22, 2015: A former ASI Gulshanveer Singh lodged in Pathankot Sub Jail made an attempt to commit suicide in the office of Deputy Superintendent today morning. He was referred to Civil Hospital. The accused former Police Official is involved in murder case of Bikramjeet Singh of Algokothi (Amritsar). As told by Gulshanveer Singh to the reporters he alleged that he could not get justice and remains under depression. He further allege....
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Pathankot, May 22, 2015: A former ASI Gulshanveer Singh lodged in Pathankot Sub Jail made an attempt to commit suicide in the office of Deputy Superintendent today morning. He was referred to Civil Hospital. The accused former Police Official is involved in murder case of Bikramjeet Singh of Algokothi (Amritsar). As told by Gulshanveer Singh to the reporters he alleged that he could not get justice and remains under depression. He further alleged that he and others in this case were victims of political interference. Without taking the name he hinted at one C.P.S of Punjab Government.
Bikramjeet Singh had been rounded up in drug peddling case last year by special cell of Punjab police from Amritsar where he is said to have died in police custody. Thirteen people including five policemen were allegedly involved in Bikramjeet singh murder case . Ex A.S.I Gulshanveer singh was dismissed by his department and all were sent to jail to be tried for Bikramjeet Singh murder case. Ex A.S.I Gulshanveer singh, Ex.A.S.I Swinder Singh and one more are lodged in
Sub jail Pathankot.
Meanwhile the Deputy Superintendent of sub jail Pathankot gave an entirely different version of the case. According to him under the orders of A.D.G.P jails the total barracks of sub jail were checked with the help of sniffer dogs. From their barrack, concealed in a hot case were found two mobiles three Sim cards and one charger. When his request not to register this case of recovered mobiles was not agreed to by the deputy superintendent he allegedly cut his vein and also made a wound in his neck.
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H S Dhami Dal Khalsa head makes open appeal to Chief Justice of India

Dal Khalsa urges CJ of India: Restore federal rights of states to release lifers

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Jalandhar, May 22, 2015: Dal Khalsa has urged the Chief Justice of India to restore the federal rights of states to release political prisoners and the fundamental universal right of political prisoners to be released in reasonable time.

Party head H S Dhami and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said the issue of release of political prisoners has been stuck in a legal hurdle. In an open appeal to the CJI, they stressed on the need for a systemic change in the judicial deliverance of ....
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Jalandhar, May 22, 2015: Dal Khalsa has urged the Chief Justice of India to restore the federal rights of states to release political prisoners and the fundamental universal right of political prisoners to be released in reasonable time.

Party head H S Dhami and spokesperson Kanwar Pal Singh said the issue of release of political prisoners has been stuck in a legal hurdle. In an open appeal to the CJI, they stressed on the need for a systemic change in the judicial deliverance of justice to prisoners sentenced to life.

Talking with the media, they said, "the situation has been confounded by the Supreme Court of India by putting a bar on the release of prisoners by state governments and inordinately delaying the setting up of a constitution bench on the question of powers of state governments to pardon and release lifers who have undergone prison terms".

Actually, this aspect of the judicial system is partial and unfair and hundreds such prisoners are at the mercy of the executive will and the officials of the jail department.

Both the leaders today visited the house of Bapu Surat Singh, a veteran Akali who is on fast unto death seeking the release of Sikh detainees. They inquired about his health and prayed for his well being beside expressing their solidarity with the cause.

They said Bapu Surat Singh, age 83 is living without food since Jan 16, 2015 and was determined to stay as such till all prisoners in Punjab and the rest of the country who have served their prison term are released and their Human Rights were respected.

Even as Bapu Surat Singh has taken cudgels on behalf of the Sikh prisoners, the issue at stake is not of these prisoners alone, said they.

They sought strict action against the police officer who secretly reinstated the police cat turn infamous convicted cop Gurmeet Singh Pinki throwing all rules and norms to wind. "A mere transfer is no punishment, as he deserves more". They took a dig at the Akali government for deliberately closing their eyes on such officers who have been patronizing such notorious persons since the heydays of militancy to meet their vested interests through foul means.....
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Punjab IAS Mandeep Singh of 1991 batch also figure in the list of IAS Retirements

20 IAS Officers including Chief Secys. Of Assam & Gujarat to retire on May 31 (PDF attached)

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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: As many as 20 IAS Officers from different state cadres in the country will retire on May 31, 2015 after attaining the age of superannuation. The list includes two Chief Secretaries including of Assam Jitesh Khosla & D Jagatheesa Pandian of Gujarat. Punjab IAS Mandeep Singh of 1991 batch also figure in the list. (Details on attached PDF.)....
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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: As many as 20 IAS Officers from different state cadres in the country will retire on May 31, 2015 after attaining the age of superannuation. The list includes two Chief Secretaries including of Assam Jitesh Khosla & D Jagatheesa Pandian of Gujarat. Punjab IAS Mandeep Singh of 1991 batch also figure in the list. (Details on attached PDF.)....
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Sanjeev Kumar IAS convicted in Haryana Teachers’ recruitment scam

Suspended Haryana IAS officer gets bail in teachers’ recruitment scam

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015 (Courtesy: HT): A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to suspended Haryana IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar, convicted in the Haryana teachers’ recruitment scam and arrested for allegedly contriving a businessman’s murder.
Chief metropolitan magistrate Veena Rani enlarged Kumar on bail while directing him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with a surety of like amount. The court also asked Kumar to surrender his....
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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015 (Courtesy: HT): A Delhi court on Thursday granted bail to suspended Haryana IAS officer Sanjeev Kumar, convicted in the Haryana teachers’ recruitment scam and arrested for allegedly contriving a businessman’s murder.
Chief metropolitan magistrate Veena Rani enlarged Kumar on bail while directing him to furnish a personal bond of Rs 1 lakh with a surety of like amount. The court also asked Kumar to surrender his passport and join investigations as and when required by the investigating officer (IO) of the case.
Public prosecutor Anil Paswan opposed the bail plea of Kumar saying the investigation was going on and enlarging him on bail would hamper the probe.
On April 30, Delhi Police’s crime branch had arrested the 1985-batch Haryana-cadre IAS officer for allegedly conspiring to get his Delhi-based businessman friend killed in order to implicate former Haryana chief minister OP Chautala’s son. Kumar had been on parole from his sentence in the junior basic teachers’ recruitment scam.
His aide Shaukat Pasha, who is serving life sentence in the Tihar jail in a murder case, was also arrested in connection with the conspiracy to kill businessman Tikka Hassan Mustafa.
The police had told the court that two sharp-shooters of Pasha’s gang were also arrested in the case. Kumar, along with former chief minister Chautala, his MLA son Ajay Chautala and 53 others, had been convicted for illegally recruiting 3,206 junior teachers.
He was the director of primary education when the scam took place and the court had relied on his testimony for the verdict.
He was initially a whistleblower, but the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe that followed found his involvement in the scam. As he had accumulated huge wealth, a separate disproportionate assets case was also registered against him and he was chargesheeted.....
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Molestation of British Tourist on Amritsar-Delhi Train

Homeguard Sukhwinder Singh dismissed for harassing British Tourist

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: On the directions of S. K. Sharma IPS, DGP cum Commandant General Home guards, guard Sukhwinder Singh posted in Company Chehratta in district Amritsar has been discharged from duty on charges of harassing and making obscene gestures towards a UK national on board an Amritsar-Delhi train.
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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: On the directions of S. K. Sharma IPS, DGP cum Commandant General Home guards, guard Sukhwinder Singh posted in Company Chehratta in district Amritsar has been discharged from duty on charges of harassing and making obscene gestures towards a UK national on board an Amritsar-Delhi train.
According to a spokesperson of the Punjab Home Guards and Civil Defence Department, the guard was arrested by the Railway Police Punjab, after a British tourist accused him of sexually harassing her on board Shaheed Express while she was travelling from Amritsar to New Delhi and booked under Sections 354 (a) and (b) which deal with sexual harassment of women.
The case was referred to the Divisional Commandant, Punjab Home Guards Jallandhar and on the basis of the report submitted by the Investigating Officer; Jawan Sukhwinder Singh was discharged from duties with immediate effect.
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D K Bansal had left for heavenly abode on May 13

Kriya Ceremony of Late D K Bansal Ex-MLA Haryana on May 25 at Ambala Cantt.

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: The Kriya Ceremony in memory of Late D K Bansal Ex-MLA Panchkula Ambala will be held on May 25, 2015 between 3:00 pm to 4:00pm at BPS planetarium, opposite Subhash Park Ambala Cantt. D K Bansal had left for heavenly abode on May 13, 2015. ....
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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: The Kriya Ceremony in memory of Late D K Bansal Ex-MLA Panchkula Ambala will be held on May 25, 2015 between 3:00 pm to 4:00pm at BPS planetarium, opposite Subhash Park Ambala Cantt. D K Bansal had left for heavenly abode on May 13, 2015. ....
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Union Environment Ministry assures to resolve PLPA issues in one month

Sukhbir meets Prakash Javadekar to clear eco sensitive zones around Sukhna

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New Delhi/Chandigarh May 22, 2015: In order to remove hardships being faced by farmers in making commercial use of their agricultural lands in Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) areas, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar to waive off conditions imposed by the centre over such areas which were under habitation and cultivation.
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New Delhi/Chandigarh May 22, 2015: In order to remove hardships being faced by farmers in making commercial use of their agricultural lands in Punjab Land Preservation Act (PLPA) areas, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal today urged Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar to waive off conditions imposed by the centre over such areas which were under habitation and cultivation.
Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal along with senior state officers today called upon Mr Prakash Javadekar at New Delhi and stressed that there was nothing coming in the way of developing such areas as per law. Mr Javedkar assured Mr Badal to decide on the matter within one month and asked the concerned officers to come out with a proposal in this regard.
Mr Badal has also sought to notify ecological sensitive areas around Sukhna wildlife sanctuary in Chandigarh as the state has already forwarded a proposal for notification of eco sensitive zones (ESZ) around 13 wildlife sanctuaries to the environment ministry. He informed the union minister that this proposal was in accordance with recommendation of central empowered committee of Supreme Court, which has recommended 100 mt ESZ around protected areas. He also urged that habitants of village Kansal should not be further burdened by restrictions imposed under ESZ in one KM width. Mr Badal told that Punjab had already discussed the ESZ matter with UT and Haryana.
Deputy CM also urged to provide exemption to Punjab from Forests Act 2006 for seeking clearance certificate from concerned Deputy Commissioner to the effect of rights of scheduled tribes or traditional forest dwellers in respect of forest areas to be developed. He contended that there is no population belonging to the scheduled tribes or other traditional tribes in the state as per the census report of the Union government. Mr Javedkar asked the State to resolve this issue at its own by publication of public notices.
Mr Badal also suggested to the Union Minister to adopt State Forest Research Institute Ludhiana as a sub-centre of Forest Research Institute (FRI) Dehradun for promotion of agro forestry in the region as well as Northern states. He said the State institute was being setup in collaboration with the FRI as a centre of excellence in agro forestry research and extension services. Mr Javedkar promised to look into the proposal and decide the matter after meeting with concerned administrators of the institute.
Prominent among others present in the meeting included Member Parliament Prem Singh Chandumajra, Principal Secretary Forests and Wildlife Vishvajeet Khanna, Resident Commissioner Rahul Bhandari, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests Kuldip Kumar and senior officers of union forests ministry.....
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IAS/IFS Exams : Online applications from May 23

Civil Services & Indian Forest Service Exam–2015 on August 23, 2015

Filling up online application to start from May 23, 2015 & conclude upto June 19

Common Preliminary Examination to be held 71 Centres across country

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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015 on August 23, 2015. This Preliminary Examination will be common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination, and will act as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination. The Examinat....
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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: The Union Public Service Commission will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2015 on August 23, 2015. This Preliminary Examination will be common for the candidates applying for Civil Services Examination and Indian Forest Service Examination, and will act as a screening mechanism for selection of candidates for the Civil Services (Main) Examination and Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination. The Examination will be held at 71 Centres across the country, in accordance with the rules of Civil Services Examination notified in the Official Gazette on May 23, 2015 by the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India and the Rules of Indian Forest Service Examination notified by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change in the Official Gazette on May 23, 2015.

Candidates are required to apply through online mode on the Commission’s Website www.upsconline.nic.in. No other mode is allowed for submission of application. The commencement of filling online applications shall start from May 23, 2015 and conclude on June 19, 2015 [till 11.59 PM].

For details regarding the Syllabus and Scheme of the Examination, Centers of Examination, and Guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must login to the Commission’s Website www.upsconline.nic.in or www.upsc.gov.in and refer to the notices of the above mentioned two examinations.

While submitting the online applications for the Civil Service (Preliminary) Examination, the candidates will have the option to choose either the Civil Services or the Indian Forest Service or both. Therefore, before exercising their options, applicants may carefully read and understand the eligibility and other criteria contained in the detailed notices of both the Civil Services Examination, 2015 and Indian Forest Service Examination, 2015 which are available on the aforementioned Website of the Commission. ....
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28 Ministers will taking oath alongwith Jayalalithaa

Jayalaithaa again to adorn Tamil Nadu CM’s chair: To be sworn on May 23

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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: As expected in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK supremo Ms. Jayalaithaa will be sworn in as the Chief Minister for the fifth time tomorrow.
Media reports that A Raj Bhavan release said that the Swearing in ceremony will be held in the Madras University Centenary Hall at 11 AM.
Along with Ms Jayalalithaa, 28 ministers will be taking the oath. All the incumbent ministers, except Mr. M.S.M. Anandan and Mr. SenthurPandiyan are retained in the new cabinet.
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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: As expected in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK supremo Ms. Jayalaithaa will be sworn in as the Chief Minister for the fifth time tomorrow.
Media reports that A Raj Bhavan release said that the Swearing in ceremony will be held in the Madras University Centenary Hall at 11 AM.
Along with Ms Jayalalithaa, 28 ministers will be taking the oath. All the incumbent ministers, except Mr. M.S.M. Anandan and Mr. SenthurPandiyan are retained in the new cabinet.
Earlier, Ms Jayalalithaa met the Governor and handed over the list of ministers along with the portfolios.
She also garlanded the statues of Dravidian Icons Anna, Periyar, and the party founder MGR.
Since this was her first public appearance after a gap of six months, thousands of party cadres lined up on both sides of the road and greeted their leader, creating a festive mood.
Ms Jayalalithaa is likely to seek re-election from RK Nagar constituency in Chennai which was left vacant recently following the resignation of AIADMK member Mr Vetrivel.

Decks were cleared for Ms Jalalithaa’s return after the Karnataka High court acquitted her in the 19-year old Disproportionate Assets case recently.
Ms Jayalalithaa was forced to step down as the Chief Minister in September 2014 after a trial court convicted and sentenced her to four years in jail in the case, which led to her automatic disqualification as MLA and exit as CM.....
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ACC Appointment

G Mohan Kumar appointed as new Defence Secretary in GoI

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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: Govt. of India has appointed G. Mohan Kumar, IAS (OR:79), Secretary, Department of Defence Production as Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence for a period of two years from the date of taking over the charge of the post vice Radha Krishna Mathur, IAS (MT:77), on his retirement. Besides this, the Appointment of Ashok Kumar Gupta, IAS (TN:81), Special Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence has be....
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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: Govt. of India has appointed G. Mohan Kumar, IAS (OR:79), Secretary, Department of Defence Production as Defence Secretary, Ministry of Defence for a period of two years from the date of taking over the charge of the post vice Radha Krishna Mathur, IAS (MT:77), on his retirement. Besides this, the Appointment of Ashok Kumar Gupta, IAS (TN:81), Special Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence has been approved as Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence vice G. Mohan Kumar, IAS(OR:79), on his relinquishing the charge of the post.
Meanwhile, the tenure of Dr. T.C.A. Anant, Chief Statistician of India (CSI)-cum-Secretary, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation has been extended beyond 29.06.2015, subject to clearance of his parent organization, until he attains the age of 60 years, i.e. the age of normal superannuation in Government of India.
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Congress offensive against Badals from June 1

Punjab Congress to launch Padyatra against Badal government from September

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: The Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today announced that the party would launch a massive political offensive against the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab from June 1 with culminating in 1,000-km “padyatra”.

He said: “We will launch a public connect programme in the state from June 1. The idea is to apprise the masses of mass accumulation of disproportionate assets by the ruling Badal family, rampant conflict of interests between the family ....
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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: The Punjab Congress President Partap Singh Bajwa today announced that the party would launch a massive political offensive against the ruling Akali Dal in Punjab from June 1 with culminating in 1,000-km “padyatra”.

He said: “We will launch a public connect programme in the state from June 1. The idea is to apprise the masses of mass accumulation of disproportionate assets by the ruling Badal family, rampant conflict of interests between the family and their relatives, mounting farm distress and concerns over the safety of women, especially Dalits.”

The mass contact programme would be followed by a 1000-km “padyatra” across the state to mobilise support against the incumbent government and capture the space of “the most viable political alternative ahead of the 2017 state elections”, which it had lost to AAP in the Lok Sabha elections.

“We pledge to make the state Badal-mukt. That will be our clarion call when we meet people and later when we hold our ‘padyatra’ during which we propose to cover border districts in the first leg and districts along the national highway in the later part,” he added.

The mass contact would start from 35 reserved Assembly segments in line with Congress’ strategy to win back the Dalit vote bank and considering the fact that the victims of the recent molestation cases in the state (Moga and then Muktsar) were all Dalits.

He said the party would also celebrate 125th birth anniversary year of Babasaheb BR Ambedkar this year. Punjab was home home to the highest percentage of Dalit population of 33 per cent.

He announced while the party would reach out to the people during mass contact programme covering major segments in Majha, Doaba and Malwa, the first leg of the “padyatra” proposed in the later part of the year would cover Pathankot, Amritsar, Ferozepur, Bathinda, Sangrur, Patiala, Chandigarh, Ropar, Hoshiarpur and back to Pathankot.

He disclosed the party was also planning to move Supreme Court against the Badals. “We are planning to move the Supreme Court against disproportionate assets acquired by the Badals and the way they are granting favours to family members by allotting them lucrative tenders,” Mr Bajwa alleged.....
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For exemplary courage & devotion towards their duty for ensuring safety & security of people of state

Khattar honours 9 Police personnel of Haryana with “Shaurya Samman”

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal honoured nine police personnel of State Police with “Shaurya Samman” for their exemplary courage and devotion towards their duty for ensuring safety and security of people of the state.
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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal honoured nine police personnel of State Police with “Shaurya Samman” for their exemplary courage and devotion towards their duty for ensuring safety and security of people of the state.
The Chief Minister, who was addressing the gathering during the “Shaurya Samman” function organized by a TV channel here, said that police work was not merely a job but it was also a responsibility towards society in which we live safe and secure. He said that our police force is working efficiently in this direction. He also congratulated the police personnel who have been awarded with Shaurya Samman and added that entire police force should take inspiration from those honoured and continue to perform their job with utmost dedication.
On this occasion, Mr. Sandeep Kumar, Sub Inspector is awarded in recognition of his outstanding act of bravery and Mr. Karan Singh Head Constable awarded posthumously with award of Bravery. Similarly, Mr. Rakesh Kumar Sub Inspector is awarded for his outstanding contribution in solving cases, Mr. Hoshiyar Singh Sub Inspector, Panipat awarded for his outstanding efforts to save human lives, Mr. Dhani Ram, Head Constable for his outstanding effort in traffic management, Mr. Ram Kumar Inspector for his exemplary efforts in community building, Mr. Om Parkash, Sub Inspector for his outstanding effort in training and research work, Mr. Anil Kumar Head Constable for his excellent expertise of cyber crime solutions and Mr. Vinod Kumar Assistant Sub Inspector honoured with life time achievement award.
Those present on this occasion included Finance Minister Capt. Abhimanyu, Health Minister Mr. Anil Vij, PWD (B&R) Minister Rao Narbir Singh, Minister of State for Cooperation Mr. Bikram Singh, Member of Parliament Mr. Rajkumar Saini, Director General of Police Mr. Y.P. Singhal, Senior Journalist Mr. Vineet Narayan, Justice (Retd.) R.C. Gupta and a number of senior officers and dignitaries.....
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Manpreet questions unproductive expenditure, opposes new taxes

Cut your own expenditure rather than taxing people: Manpreet tells Badals

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: Strongly opposing the additional burden put on the people by way of cess on petrol, diesel and electricity to generate more than Rs 1400 crore, People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Singh Badal today called upon Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to first reduce their own unproductive expenditure that was unnecessary burden on the state exchequer and the people.
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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: Strongly opposing the additional burden put on the people by way of cess on petrol, diesel and electricity to generate more than Rs 1400 crore, People’s Party of Punjab chief Manpreet Singh Badal today called upon Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to first reduce their own unproductive expenditure that was unnecessary burden on the state exchequer and the people.
“The Chief Minister has a fleet of more than 200 vehicles in his fleet in the name of security, the highest in the country. Similar is the case with the Deputy Chief Minister. Moreover, a battalion of the Punjab Armed Police has been deployed exclusively for their security, besides men from other security forces. On the one hand, it is being claimed that Punjab is the most peaceful state while on the other, these leaders move around under such tight security cover. Then there is the expenditure on their air travel which, in a small state like Punjab is totally uncalled for”, he said.
He called upon the Chief Minister to be frank enough to come out with the figures on security and travel of his own and that of the Deputy Chief Minister so that the people could know the real position. Such information was otherwise being denied in the name of security.
He pointed out that both the agrarian as well as the industrial sector were in crisis which was aggravating every day. The additional levies would affect every section of society as the cost of inputs would go up. The incidence of suicides by the farmers was alarmingly on the rise. Industrial units were either closing down while others had migrated to the neighbouring states due to the concessions given to these states by the Atal Behari Vajpayee government when Sukhbir was the Union Minister of State for Industries.
He said the hike in diesel and petrol might benefit luxury buses of the Badal family as travel by car would become unaffordable by a major section of the people who preferred to go out in their cars but now with travel becoming costlier, the option would be luxury buses 90 per cent of which were owned by the ruling family. He said Badals were bleeding the state and the people in every conceivable way to promote their business interests.....
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One year rule of Modi Govt. could appropriately be described as “Kisan Virodhi-Narendra Modi” says Shukla

Modi anti-farmer, Not land acquisition but life acquisition ordinance: Rajiv Shukla

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: Exposing what the party lambasted as its anti-farmer face, the Congress today targeted the Narendra Modi government for its betrayal with the farmers and dubbed the amendments to the land acquisition legislation by this government as the Life Acquisition Act.

Former Union Minister and Member of Parliament, Rajiv Shukla said the one year rule of the Modi government could appropriately be described as “Kisan Virodhi-Narendra Modi”.

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Chandigarh, May 22, 2015: Exposing what the party lambasted as its anti-farmer face, the Congress today targeted the Narendra Modi government for its betrayal with the farmers and dubbed the amendments to the land acquisition legislation by this government as the Life Acquisition Act.

Former Union Minister and Member of Parliament, Rajiv Shukla said the one year rule of the Modi government could appropriately be described as “Kisan Virodhi-Narendra Modi”.

He said while Modi was busy ‘beating drums’ and ‘playing violin’ from Japan to Mongolia, a grave agrarian crisis of unprecedented scale was overshadowing the farm sector exposing food security of the country to risk. This epidemic catastrophe resulted from the intentional indifference and cruel mal-governance of BJP-led NDA Government, which was deaf to the agony and anguish of the farmers and had failed to respond to their concerns.

He took on the Modi government for its failure to keep its promises made to the farmers including Swaminathan Committee report on the fixation of minimum support price and bringing more crops under this system. Moreover, there was acute shortage of fertilizers. Farm exports had dipped substantially and suddenly.Area under agricultural had fallen pointing to mismanagement in the farm sector under one year goal of Modi government.

He said to top it all, catering to the needs of a few crony capitalist friends, Mr Modi was hell bent upon grabbing farmers most prized and primary possession – their his land. Mr Modi’s land ordinance was actually Life Acquisition Ordinance. What was shocking was that this government had filed an affidavit in the Supreme Court expressing its inability on February 6 last describing Swaminathanm formula as a distortion. Having been cheated and short charged, India’s farmer stands at cross roads today. The increase in MSP of various crops under this government had been negligible as compared to the UPA regime.
He said unseasonal rains and hailstorms damaged nearly 200 lakh hectares of Rabi crops driving the farmer to abject penury, indebtedness and finally suicide. However, the Modi government refused to grant relaxation beyond 14% in moisture norms. It was only after Mr Rahul Gandhi’s visits to grain markets of Punjab on April 28 followed by an effective intervention by him in Parliament that Modi Government decided to relax moisture norms.

This sordid saga of policy failures and mal-intent exposed the anti-poor, anti-farmer and anti-agriculture face of the Modi Government, he added.

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Diljit is paired opposite Kareena Kapoor in the film

Punjab’s Superstar Diljit Dosanjh Plays a Cop In Udta Punjab

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Punjabi actor-Singer Diljit Dosanjh who is a rage back home is creating quite a buzz in the industry ever since he has signed the much-talked about film - Udta Punjab, which marks his debut in Bollywood.
Diljit is paired opposite Kareena Kapoor in the film and will be seen playing a cop in this gritty thriller directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film also stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
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Punjabi actor-Singer Diljit Dosanjh who is a rage back home is creating quite a buzz in the industry ever since he has signed the much-talked about film - Udta Punjab, which marks his debut in Bollywood.
Diljit is paired opposite Kareena Kapoor in the film and will be seen playing a cop in this gritty thriller directed by Abhishek Chaubey, the film also stars Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt.
The talented actor who was last seen in the National Award winning film - Punjab 1984 is excited about his Bollywood venture and is already impressing his co-stars and director with his work.
Diljit Dosanjh got the world dancing to his popular numbers like ‘Patiala Peg’, ‘Dance With Me’, ‘Singh Naal Jodi’, ‘Tere Naal Love Ho Gaya’ etc and today is one of top leading artists in the Punjabi Music Industry. Furthermore, the singer-actor has also carved a niche for himself in the Punjab Film Industry with his performances in films like Jatt & Juliet and Punjab 1984.
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Candidates can apply till May 30

Applications invited for Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh State Youth Awards

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Ludhiana, May 22, 2015: Directorate of Youth Services, Punjab will be giving Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh State Youth Award to selected boys/girls for the year 2014-15. While giving information, Deputy Commissioner Mr Rajat Agarwal informed that this award is given to those boys or girls who have achieved greater heights in the field of youth services and activities. The selected youth is awarded with a medal, scroll, certificate and a cash prize....
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Ludhiana, May 22, 2015: Directorate of Youth Services, Punjab will be giving Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh State Youth Award to selected boys/girls for the year 2014-15. While giving information, Deputy Commissioner Mr Rajat Agarwal informed that this award is given to those boys or girls who have achieved greater heights in the field of youth services and activities. The selected youth is awarded with a medal, scroll, certificate and a cash prize of Rs 20,000.
He informed for being eligible for this award, the applicant should be below 15 years on April 1, 2015 and not above 35 years on March 31, 2015. The performa related to this award and instructions can be collected from the office of Assistant Director, Youth Services Department, House Number 1219/5, Harnam Nagar, Ludhiana or from Assistant Director, Youth Services Department Mr Davinder Singh Lotey (contact number 98554-01443, 97795-04575). After filling the performa, it should be submitted in the above mentioned address by May 30, 2015.
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Rationalise farm subsidy instead of putting excess of burden on industry - CII

Punjab Govt. should reconsider Infrastructure Development Fee on Power: CII

Levy of Infrastructure Development Fees could adversely hurt Punjab Industry: CII

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May 22, 2015: Leading industry chamber, Confederation of Indian Industry would request the Punjab Government to reconsider its decision of levying 5 per cent Infrastructure development (ID) fee on power tariff and Rs 1 cess on Petrol & Diesel”, said a CII release.

“This fee and cess has indeed taken the whole of Punjab Industry by surprise. As Energy costs happens to be a major component of any trade & manufacturing activity, this state government’s decision would certainly....
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May 22, 2015: Leading industry chamber, Confederation of Indian Industry would request the Punjab Government to reconsider its decision of levying 5 per cent Infrastructure development (ID) fee on power tariff and Rs 1 cess on Petrol & Diesel”, said a CII release.

“This fee and cess has indeed taken the whole of Punjab Industry by surprise. As Energy costs happens to be a major component of any trade & manufacturing activity, this state government’s decision would certainly impact the overall competitiveness of Industry based in Punjab. In addition, it would also hamper Punjab’s plans to attract new investments in state”, said Mr D L Sharma, Convenor, CII Punjab Public Policy & Advocacy Panel, & Director, Vardhman Textiles Limited.

Mr S S Bhogal, Chairman, CII Punjab State Council & Managing Partner, Bhogal Sales Corporation, said that “The intent of the state Government to upgrade state’s infrastructure is certainly good, however this decision of 5 per cent Infrastructure development (ID) fee on power tariff coupled with existing 13 per cent duty on Power and Rs 1 cess on Petrol & Diesel will slow down energy intensive Industry in the state and make the Punjab Industry in competitive viz a viz neighbouring states”.

CII in its statement also appealed to the state Government to have a relook at it’s policy of cross subsidising the power being supplied to farm sector.

CII suggested the state Government to consider rationalizing power supply to agriculture sector whereby it can allot a particular number of free units of power to farmers based on the crop need he is cultivating.

“If the farmer is able to irrigate the fields within his fixed quota, he should be able to redeem the balance units for cash, whereas if the farmer overshoots his quota, then he should be charged for the number of exceeded units he has consumed”, said a CII release.

According to CII experts, the current policy of cross subsiding the farm sector at the expense of other key sectors including industry and trade is not economically sustainable and therefore the state is facing a huge fiscal and revenue deficit, which is having an overbearing impact on socio economic growth of the state.....
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Accused produced in Court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI, Lucknow & remanded to Judicial Custody

CBI arrests accused in a case of alleged loss of Rs. 14.86 Lakhs (Approx) to Govt. Exchequer

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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Ashok Seth, the then Depot Manager M/S Mohan Makens Limited at Patna was arrested from Charmwood village,Surajkund Road,Faridabad (Haryana) an absconding accused, then Depot Manager of a private firm at Patna in a case relating to an alleged loss of Rs.14.86 lakhs(approx) to Govt Exchequer.

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New Delhi, May 22, 2015: The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested Ashok Seth, the then Depot Manager M/S Mohan Makens Limited at Patna was arrested from Charmwood village,Surajkund Road,Faridabad (Haryana) an absconding accused, then Depot Manager of a private firm at Patna in a case relating to an alleged loss of Rs.14.86 lakhs(approx) to Govt Exchequer.

A case was registered on 05.02.1991 U/s 120-B, 420, 467, 468, 471, 472 and 419 of IPC. It was alleged that accused persons entered into criminal conspiracy to forge excise import permit for Beer and Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) purported to have been issued by the Excise Department, Government of Mizoram. Pursuant to this, 4 such import permits for Beer and 7 such import permits for Indian Made Foreign Liquor(IMFL) were presented to a private firm to lift the material from Ghaziabad and Lucknow respectively.

After investigation, a charge sheet was filed on 08.01.1993 against five accused, including said absconding accused(the then Depot Manager of a private firm at Patna) in the Court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI, Lucknow for causing an alleged loss of Rs. 14,86,957.50/- to the Government in the form of evasion of the excise duty. The said accused did not join the trial and was declared absconder in the year 1995.

After strenuous efforts, CBI traced the absconding accused and arrested him from Charmwood Village, Surajkund Road, Faridabad(Haryana).

The arrested accused was produced today in the Court of Special Judicial Magistrate, CBI, Lucknow and remanded to Judicial Custody.
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Exhorts elected representatives to highlight problems of common man in Legislative Debates

Dr. Atwal meets Deputy Speaker of British Columbia Douglas A. Horne

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Chandigarh May 22, 2015: Dr. Charanjit Singh Atwal Hon'ble Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha during his visit to Province of British Columbia (Canada) had interactions with Deputy Speaker Mr. Douglas A. Horne , MLA Surrey-Newton Mr. Harry Bains and Mrs Jane Thornthwaite MLA North Vancouver-Seymour.
Dr. Atwal said that the Parliament and the State Legislatures today were not law-making bodies alone. They had become multi-dimensional institutions performing a variety of roles.
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Chandigarh May 22, 2015: Dr. Charanjit Singh Atwal Hon'ble Speaker Punjab Vidhan Sabha during his visit to Province of British Columbia (Canada) had interactions with Deputy Speaker Mr. Douglas A. Horne , MLA Surrey-Newton Mr. Harry Bains and Mrs Jane Thornthwaite MLA North Vancouver-Seymour.
Dr. Atwal said that the Parliament and the State Legislatures today were not law-making bodies alone. They had become multi-dimensional institutions performing a variety of roles.
Dwelling on the role of elected representatives, Dr. Atwal said that as the elected popular representative, it was the duty of every member to concentrate on highlighting peoples' problems effectively in Legislative debates. Not only this, but the representatives should make the Government of the day aware of the about the problems of their respective constituencies like-- Healthcare, Education, Social security and get the Government to frame policies to address them. Dr. Atwal further stated that the legislative assembly acts as a unifying factor between the Government and the people.
Dr. Atwal while sharing his views laid stress on taking revolutionary measures for optimally utilizing the parliamentary processes and devices for delivery of good governance so that the matters of public importance are put to their logical conclusion.
On this occasion Mr. Douglas A. Horne Deputy Speaker thanked Dr. Atwal for paying a visit to British Columbia and sharing his valuable views on parliamentary and legislative assembly procedure. Dr. Atwal presented a Model of Golden Temple to Mr. Douglas.
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Demands reservation in the state for Gujjars

10 Trains Cancelled, 57 Diverted as Gujjars Protest in Rajasthan

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Bharatpur, May 22, 2015: Ten trains have been cancelled and 57 others, including two Rajdhanis from Delhi to Mumbai, have been diverted as nearly 1000 protesters sit on rail tracks in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district to demand reservation in the state for Gujjars.
An emergency meeting has been called by the Railways in the Kota division, with the protesters refusing to move from the tracks.
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Bharatpur, May 22, 2015: Ten trains have been cancelled and 57 others, including two Rajdhanis from Delhi to Mumbai, have been diverted as nearly 1000 protesters sit on rail tracks in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district to demand reservation in the state for Gujjars.
An emergency meeting has been called by the Railways in the Kota division, with the protesters refusing to move from the tracks.
Apart from the Rajdhanis, some of the other trains affected included a Shatabdi from Kota to Delhi's Nizamuddin, the Awadh Express from Gorakhpur to Bandra, the Janta Express from Bombay to Bhojpur and the Dehradun Express from Mumbai to Dehradun.
On Thursday evening, the Gujjar Reservation front of Rajasthan had called for a 'mahapanchayat' or big meeting in Samogar village of Bharatpur. They later trooped down to the rail tracks and sat there in protest.
Gujjars have been demanding reservation since 2007. They were given 5 per cent reservation in a separate quota, but as that exceeded the 50 per cent quota mandated by the Supreme Court, the matter is now caught in a legal tangle and is being heard in the Rajasthan High Court.
Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje has said, "We are always open to discussion but this issue is now in court."
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Punjab Congress to start mass contact movement from 1st June , 2015 : Bajwa

Modi Govt has done nothing in first year of his tenure. : Rajiv Shukla

Bajwa Says on Amarinder : Captain is like elder brother to me.

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Punjab Congress to start mass contact movement from First June , 2015 : Bajwa :

Modi Govt has done nothing in first year of his tenure. : Rajiv Shukla

He also said that Punjab congress crises is not. Congress will untidily contest next elections.

He also said Modi Govt only renaming Manmohan Govt's policies and programs

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Punjab Congress to start mass contact movement from First June , 2015 : Bajwa :

Modi Govt has done nothing in first year of his tenure. : Rajiv Shukla

He also said that Punjab congress crises is not. Congress will untidily contest next elections.

He also said Modi Govt only renaming Manmohan Govt's policies and programs

Bajwa questions Pinky's reinstatement .

Bajwa Says on Amarinder : Captain is like elder brother to me. We all are congress Sipahis and working for common goal of Akali -free Punjab.
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Setback to Kejriwal, Modi Government backs Najib Jung ( Click at PDF for notification )

Modi Government says Jung has final say, MHA issues notification in favour of Jung (Notification in pdf )

Manish Sisodia tweets," Transfer Postings has become a big business and we have stopped this. "

Kejriwal on Centre's notification : It shows BJP's nervousness about our anti-graft efforts

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New Delhi, May 22,2015 : Kejriwal versus Najib Jung :Indian Home Ministry issue notification , says Lt. Governor has final say in postings and transfers. LG is not bound to agree to the advice of the CM Delh.>

The notification says LG has final say in Land, Public Order and Police alongwith posting transfers.



On the Other hand Deputy CM Delhi , Manish Sisodia tweets," Transfer Postings has become a big business and we have stopped this. "


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New Delhi, May 22,2015 : Kejriwal versus Najib Jung :Indian Home Ministry issue notification , says Lt. Governor has final say in postings and transfers. LG is not bound to agree to the advice of the CM Delh.>

The notification says LG has final say in Land, Public Order and Police alongwith posting transfers.



On the Other hand Deputy CM Delhi , Manish Sisodia tweets," Transfer Postings has become a big business and we have stopped this. "



Kejriwal on Centre's notification : It shows BJP's nervousness about our anti-graft efforts
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British tourist lady was travelling from Amritsar to Delhi when incident took place

Punjab Home Guard held for molesting UK woman on train

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Chandigarh, May 22,2015 : A Punjab policeman was arrested on Thursday for molesting a female British tourist aboard a moving train on May 19,2015. She had asked him for help at the Amritsar railway station against a pestering bystander.

Home Guards jawan Sukhvinder Singh, who belongs to Chheharta, was arrested by Government Railway Police (GRP) from his area of posting near the Amritsar central jail after pressure built by the victim’s written complaint to British High Commissi....
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Chandigarh, May 22,2015 : A Punjab policeman was arrested on Thursday for molesting a female British tourist aboard a moving train on May 19,2015. She had asked him for help at the Amritsar railway station against a pestering bystander.

Home Guards jawan Sukhvinder Singh, who belongs to Chheharta, was arrested by Government Railway Police (GRP) from his area of posting near the Amritsar central jail after pressure built by the victim’s written complaint to British High Commission forced the case to be registered. The victim in her twenties said that for an entire day, her friends tried to get a complaint registered with Punjab Police, who did not respond
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DIG Ludhiana range reinstated Pinky, IGP removed him

Dismissed controversial Punjab Cop Pinky reinstated, fired again

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However, much before this contentious decision could snowball into a major political controversy, the re-appointment of Pinky, who had also joined duty reportedly at Fatehgarh Sahib, was set aside on May 20 after the matter was brought to the notice of police hig hups at Chandigarh, top police sources said.
Known for enjoying the patronage of Punjab director general of police (DGP) Sumedh Singh Saini, Pinky was reinstated on an order allegedly issued by deputy inspector general (DIG) Gurinder Singh Dhillon. The DIG was not available for comments.

In what a top police officer described as “a patently illegal and highly mala fide order,” the DIG wrote a 23-page order to justify his decision of reinstating Pinky.

is his clout even in political circles that the Punjab government, through a June 2014 order, had released him prematurely from the Nabha jail even before the completion of 10 years’ actual sentence, triggering a political storm across the state.
Sources say inspector general (IG, zonal) Lok Nath Angra revoked the re-appointment of Pinky and sent the report to the Punjab Police headquarters here, saying that the decision taken by DIG Dhillon was mala fide and perverse. Immediately, another IG-rank officer here prepared the report on the basis of Angra’s dossier and the transfer order of DIG Dhillon was issued on Wednesday. The DIG relinquished his charge in the evening. "The DIG has been attached with the police headquarters here and necessary steps are afoot to take disciplinary action against him for having issued unilaterally an illegal order,” a police source said. No stranger to controversies, Pinky had in January 2001 gunned down a youth, the only son of his parents, over a petty issue. He was convicted in the murder case and sentenced to life imprisonment. However, he was released by the state government secretly on May 24, 2014. The issue of his premature release had reached the Punjab and Haryana high court.

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Transfers/Postings

Haryana Government shifts 15 HCS Officers

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Chandigarh, May 21, 2015: Haryana Government has issued the posting and transfer orders of 15 HCS officers with immediate effect. The details are in attached PDF.


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Chandigarh, May 21, 2015: Haryana Government has issued the posting and transfer orders of 15 HCS officers with immediate effect. The details are in attached PDF.


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Five-Day Event at Trillium Mall organized by PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry

“The Pakistan Show” opens to a Colossal Response

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Amritsar, May 21, 2015: The five day event, ‘The Pakistan Show’ 2015 opened to a colossal response here today at Trillium Mall. The show is being organized by the industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pakistan from 21st to 25th May, 2015.

Minister Trade, Pakistan High Commission in Delhi, Muhammad Irfan Tarar and Industry and Commerce Minister, Punjab, Madan Mohan Mittal formally inaugurated the Show.

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Amritsar, May 21, 2015: The five day event, ‘The Pakistan Show’ 2015 opened to a colossal response here today at Trillium Mall. The show is being organized by the industry body PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Pakistan from 21st to 25th May, 2015.

Minister Trade, Pakistan High Commission in Delhi, Muhammad Irfan Tarar and Industry and Commerce Minister, Punjab, Madan Mohan Mittal formally inaugurated the Show.

They appreciated the quality of exhibits. Calling upon the masses to visit and experience this exhibition, Mittal said, it is a unique endeavor of both the Chambers of Commerce and Industry, adding that only such efforts as this go a long way in promoting not only business to business but people to people connect also.


“Pak Show brings the two Punjabs together. These shows happening over a number of years are testimony to the fact that the business communities on both the sides of the border are keen and eager to see peace ushering in on both the countries”, said Tarar after the inauguration of the 5- day expo and cultural extravaganza.

Tarar said, “The interest of both the countries for boosting and enhancing not only bilateral trade but the people to people connect as well is immense, adding that the governments on both sides are committed to boost bilateral trade so that peaceful development can be realised on both sides of the border sooner than later”.

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Delhi Darbar: Shifting on accounts of Marriage

IAS Parth Gupta transferred from AGMUT cadre to Haryana Cadre

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New Delhi, May 21, 2015: Govt. of India has transferred IAS (AGMUT:13) Parth Gupta from AGMUT cadre to Haryana cadre on grounds of marriage to Ms. Astha Modi, IPS (HY:13). ....
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New Delhi, May 21, 2015: Govt. of India has transferred IAS (AGMUT:13) Parth Gupta from AGMUT cadre to Haryana cadre on grounds of marriage to Ms. Astha Modi, IPS (HY:13). ....
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Bihar CM Nitish Kumar may utilize Prashant Kishor’s professional competence in coming assembly poll

Core Committee Member of Modi’s election campaign may join Nitish Camp

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New Delhi, May 21, 2015: The Professional competence of Prashant Kishor, the core committee member of Election Campaign of Narendra Modi is now likely to be utilized by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the coming Assembly Elections in the State. Sources close to Nitish-Modi revealed that the services of Prashant Kishor would be utilized for which he has given his consent. It may be recalled that Prashant Kishor who was one of the architects o....
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New Delhi, May 21, 2015: The Professional competence of Prashant Kishor, the core committee member of Election Campaign of Narendra Modi is now likely to be utilized by Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in the coming Assembly Elections in the State. Sources close to Nitish-Modi revealed that the services of Prashant Kishor would be utilized for which he has given his consent. It may be recalled that Prashant Kishor who was one of the architects of Narendra Modi’s election campaign is a public health expert and learnt to have made significant contribution in steering in image building of Modi through innovative practices in social media. ....
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Mehta area devotees have darshan of the holy relics

Devotees welcome Dharmik Darshan Yatra on its arrival at Mehta Chowk

Darshan Didar Yatra would help in propagating Sikhism: Chief Damdami Taksal

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Mehta Chowk, May 21, 2015: Giving darshan to the devotees, the Dharmik Darshan Yatra today entered arrived in district Amritsar from village Chowl Mehta where Khalsai Jaho Jalal fervor welcomed it. Thousands of devotees had been keenly waiting for darshan of Guru Sahibans’ holy relics. The entire village has been decorated with Khalsa flags and decorated welcome gates. People paid obeisance to the Palki Sahib carrying Guru granth Sahib as well ....
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Mehta Chowk, May 21, 2015: Giving darshan to the devotees, the Dharmik Darshan Yatra today entered arrived in district Amritsar from village Chowl Mehta where Khalsai Jaho Jalal fervor welcomed it. Thousands of devotees had been keenly waiting for darshan of Guru Sahibans’ holy relics. The entire village has been decorated with Khalsa flags and decorated welcome gates. People paid obeisance to the Palki Sahib carrying Guru granth Sahib as well as the holy relics of Guru Sahiban.
The Damdami Taksal chief Bhai Harnam Singh ji Khalsa, Jandiala Guru MLA Mr Baljit Singh Jalalusma, SGPC member advocate Bhagwant Singh Sialka, Mr Talbir Singh Gill, chairman Veer Singh lopoke, former chairman Tarlok Singh Bath especially welcomed the yatra and gave siropas to the Panj Piaras.
The Damdami Taksal chief Bhai Harnam Singh Ji while paying obeisance said that this effort of Punjab government and SGPC will go long way in the annals of history in propagating Sikhism. He said that he should follow the path our Gurus have laid.
Similarly SGPC member Bhagwant Singh Sialka said that the Dharmik Darshan Yatra has enabled people of every district of Punjab to have darshan of Guru Sahiban while being at their home. He said that the Punjab government has conducted a great service to Sikhism by holding this yatra.
Cold water chhabeel and langar were held at different places for the devotees. From village Mehta Damdami Taksal Gurudwara, the yatra moved towards Mehta and left for its next destination to Amritsar.....
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Sukhbir Badal participates in meeting of Northern States at New Delhi

Northern states agree on uniform tax structure formula to eliminate tax evasion

Forms coordination committee to decide modalities for uniform taxes

UP, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and J&K invited to join this initiative

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New Delhi/Chandigarh, May 21, 2015: Five Northern States today agreed upon to rationalize present tax regime by implementing a uniform tax structure (UTS) in these states including New Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh with a view to eliminate evasion of taxes and curb smuggling of goods through state borders.
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New Delhi/Chandigarh, May 21, 2015: Five Northern States today agreed upon to rationalize present tax regime by implementing a uniform tax structure (UTS) in these states including New Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and UT Chandigarh with a view to eliminate evasion of taxes and curb smuggling of goods through state borders.
Decision to this effect was taken here during a high level meeting of Northern States participated by Delhi Chief Minister Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, Finance Minister Mr. Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Haryana Finance Minister Captain Abhimanyu and Himachal Pradesh Finance MinisterParkash Chaudhary and Advisor to Administrator UT Chandigarh accompanied by taxation secretaries from these states.
After holding detailed deliberations over the issue of variation in tax regimes, the meeting has decided to rationalize taxes and implement uniform taxation policy on petroleum products, tobacco products, automobile goods and white goods etc. to prevent tax evasion along with inter-state smuggling of goods.
Giving details Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal said decision to rationalize state taxes has been taken by Northern States jointly which will be enforced after the recommendations of coordination committee that has been constituted comprising taxation secretaries of these states. He said on the suggestions and recommendations more goods would be included in the ambit of UTS.
Mr. Badal informed that a high level coordination committee would meet next week and work to plug the lacunas in the excise policies so that tax evasion could be curbed. He informed that it was also decided to setup a Common Economic Intelligence Unit so that the evasions of taxes and smuggling could be plugged effectively.
Deputy CM also informed that the issue of having a joint excise and taxation policy was also discussed in the meeting and suitable decision in this regard would be taken. He said neighbouring states like UP, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand and J & K also invited to join this initiative.....
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Announces traffic routes for PU Campus examination centres, 15 thousand students are to appear for CET (UG) Entrance Test in 43 centres of the City.

PU set for CET (UG) Entrance Test on May 23 at Chandigarh

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Chandigarh May 21, 2015: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has issued certain important instructions for the candidates of PUCET (UG) Entrance Test, which is to be organized on May 23 at PU and other centers of Chandigarh. As many as 43 centers have been set up to conduct entrance examination for more than 15 thousand candidates. PU authorities today reviewed the preparations for the CET (UG) Entrance Test. PU Controller of Examinations, Prof Pa....
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Chandigarh May 21, 2015: Panjab University (PU), Chandigarh has issued certain important instructions for the candidates of PUCET (UG) Entrance Test, which is to be organized on May 23 at PU and other centers of Chandigarh. As many as 43 centers have been set up to conduct entrance examination for more than 15 thousand candidates. PU authorities today reviewed the preparations for the CET (UG) Entrance Test. PU Controller of Examinations, Prof Parvinder Singh held a meeting with the concerned officers involved in conducting the examination at 43 centers at Chandigarh. He issued guidelines and directions for the smooth conduct of the examination. PU has also announced the traffic routes for the PU Campus examinations centres, so that the candidates could enter from the appropriate gate and use the designated route only. The exercise has been carried out to avoid any rush/jam in the PU Campus, PU Spokesman informed.
PU Spokesman informed that the students appearing for CET UG entrance test at centres Chandigarh 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 14 should enter the campus from the PU Gate No-1 adjoining the PGI gate. The students appearing at examination centres Chandigarh 7, 10, 11, 12, 13 and 15 should enter the campus from the PU Gate No-2 adjoining the Sector 15. The students appearing at centres Chandigarh 8 and 9 should enter the campus from the PU Gate No-3 adjoining the Sector 25, Chandigarh. One Examination centre i.e. Chandigarh 16 has been set up in UIAMS building, Sector 25. Other 27 Centres have been setup in various colleges of the Chandigarh City, which are outside the PU Campus, he further informed.
PU Spokesman informed that the students have been asked to reach their respective test centers atleast half an hour before the start of the test. No candidate reporting 15 minutes after the start of the test would be allowed to seat for the test. The candidates must bring their admit card with them, otherwise they will not be allowed to enter the test center.
The candidates must bring only black ball/gel pens with them for answering the
questions. The use of calculators will not be allowed. No candidate would be allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the expiry of the time allowed for the examination. The candidates are not permitted to carry any telecommunication equipment such as mobile phone, pager, wireless set, cordless phone etc. inside the examination hall. ....
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Area of the Suvidha Kendre increased to 6500 sq feet including no of service counters

Union Minister Harsimrat Badal inaugurates newly renovated Suvidha Kendre in Bti

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Bathinda: May 21: Union Cabinet Minister Mrs Harsimrat kaur Badal inaugurated the newly renovated Suvidha Kendre being run under the sukhmani society for citizen’s services on Monday at early morning at 9.00 am.

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Bathinda: May 21: Union Cabinet Minister Mrs Harsimrat kaur Badal inaugurated the newly renovated Suvidha Kendre being run under the sukhmani society for citizen’s services on Monday at early morning at 9.00 am.

This Suvidha Kendra was established in 2005. The aim of establishing these kendras was to provide the 41 services of various departments to general public in hassle free manner under the one roof in a transparent manner. The society is also running such kendras in other districts.

Deputy Commissioner Dr Basant Garg said “As Union Minister Mrs Harsimrat kaur Badal was on tour in the Lok Sabha constituency so we approached her and she consented to inaugurate it”. Earlier it was expected that Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Badal may inaugurate it.

Speaking with APS from babushahi news, ADC Mr Sumeet Jarangal IAS said “Keeping in view the requirements of the general public our DC Dr Basant Garg decided to upgrade and renovate Suvidha Kendre to provide the services in more amiable atmosphere. So under his guidance we have tried to make it as one of best kendre”.

ADC Mr Sumeet Jarangal under whose supervision this renovation work has been completed in fast track manner said “We have spent around Rs 70 lacs with an aim to provide the services to common man in a more likeable and friendly environment”. Earlier the area of the Suvidha Kendre was 6000 sq feet, now we have increased it to 6500 sq feet. The sitting and waiting area has also been increased from 1900 sq feet to 3000 sq feet added Mr Sumeet.

Mr Sumeet Jarangal further said “Earlier this Kendre was catering to the needs of 800 to 1000 people daily, now it will cater to 1500 people with more increased service counters”. We have designed this Kendre on the pattern of the forthcoming “unified services delivery centres” added Mr Sumeet Jarangal.

Meanwhile, Mr Baljit Singh Bir Behman former Mayor of Bathinda who was also present on the occasion appreciated the decision of the administration to make the Suvidha Kendre more viable for the common man. He said “ADC Mr Sumeet Jarangal has done an admirable job by supervising the renovation work on daily basis and completing it in a fast track manner”. I congratulate the administration for the good work added Mr Bir Behman. Others present on the occasion were Mr Daman Mann PCS, Ms Charumita PCS and Mr Lateef Ahmed PCS and Mr Kuldeep Singh Chahal IPS SSP.
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Scheme was intended to provide NRIs an incentive to bring funds into India without repatriation rights

Review of FDI Policy on Investments by NRIs, PIOs & OCIs: Union Cabinet approves amendments to be incorporated

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New Delhi, May 21, 2015: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy on investments by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs). Following are the amendments approved by the Cabinet to incorporated in FDI policy:

(i) By amending relevant para, definition of NRI will be as under:

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New Delhi, May 21, 2015: The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has given its approval to review of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Policy on investments by Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) and Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs). Following are the amendments approved by the Cabinet to incorporated in FDI policy:

(i) By amending relevant para, definition of NRI will be as under:

‘Non-Resident Indian' (NRI) means an individual resident outside India who is citizen of India or is an ‘Overseas Citizen of India’ cardholder within the meaning of section 7 (A) of the Citizenship Act, 1955. ‘Persons of Indian Origin’ cardholders registered as such under Notification No. 26011/4/98 F.I. dated 19.8.2002 issued by the Central Government are deemed to be “Overseas Citizen of India’ cardholders”.

(ii) To provide that investment by NRIs on on-repatriable basis is domestic. Following new para is approved to be added:

‘Investment by NRIs under Schedule 4 of FEMA (Transfer or Issue of Security by Persons Resident Outside India) Regulations will be deemed to be domestic investment at par with the investment made by residents.’

The decision that NRI includes OCI cardholders as well as PIO cardholders is meant to align the FDI policy with the stated policy of the Government to provide PIOs and OCIs parity with Non Resident Indians (NRIs) in respect of economic, financial and educational fields. Further the decision that NRIs investment under Schedule 4 of FEMA (Transfer or Issue of Security by Persons Resident Outside India) Regulations will be deemed to be domestic investment made by residents, is meant to provide clarity in the FDI policy as such investment is not included in the category of foreign investment. The measure is expected to result in increased investments across sectors and greater inflow of foreign exchange remittance leading to economic growth of the country.

Background

In the last one year, the Government has taken a number of reform measures ranging from policy corrections to bold economic reforms. On FDI policy, measures taken by the Government are historic and far reaching. To begin with, the Government first reviewed the FDI policy in defence and railways sectors. Entire range of rail infrastructure was opened to 100% FDI under automatic route, and in defence, sectoral cap was raised to 49%. To boost infrastructure creation and to bring pragmatism in the policy, the Government reviewed FDI policy in construction development sector also by creating easy exit norms, rationalizing area restrictions and providing due emphasis to affordable housing. To give impetus to medical devices sector, a carve out was created in FDI policy on pharmaceutical sector and now 100% FDI under automatic route is permitted. Bold reforms were needed in the services sector also. The Government, in order to expand insurance cover to its large population and to provide required capital to insurance companies, raised the FDI limit in the sector to 49%. Pension sector has also been opened to foreign direct investment up to the same limit.

India has a large available skilled and unskilled workforce. However unless the manufacturing sector grows we will not be able to take advantage of this demographic dividend. The Prime Minister launched ‘Make in India’ on 25 September 2014 to provide boost to manufacturing sector in the country. Subsequently, Government embarked upon a number of initiatives on ease of doing business. A number of regulations and procedures were either done away with or eased. Foreign investors have now shown unprecedented interest for investment in the manufacturing sector. Measures taken on this front have shown highly encouraging results and foreign investment on a series of manufacturing sectors has shown increased growth from October onwards. See the chart below:

Above are some of the main measures which have been taken by the government in the first year of its term. These measures are historic and will have highly positive impact on the economy. Though gestation period of any reform ranges from 12 to 18 months, the results of these reforms are visible even in a short period of time. Foreign direct investment has shown substantial increase across the sectors. During the period October, 2014 to March, 2015, FDI inflow recorded a growth of 38% from US $ 18.13 billion in US $ 24.95 billion. More than 50 percent of the FDI was received from October, 2014 to March 2015. FDI equity inflows also increased from US $ 11.7 billion to US $ 16.24 billion, recording an increase of 39 percent.
Cardinal principle of the FDI policy of the country has been to keep maximum of the sectors under automatic rule and regulating only those sectors which are strategic in nature or have security concerns. It is not surprising that more than 90% of the FDI received in the country comes under automatic route. However the last year saw significant jump in the approval route though no new sector was placed under the government approval. In fact more sectors were liberalised during this period. As against US$ 1.19 billion received under the approval route in financial year 2013-14, during the financial year 2014-15 recorded FDI inflow of US $ 2.22 billion with a growth of 87%. This is a result of fast pace of approvals being accorded by the government and confidence of investors in the foreign investment climate of the country
The Government of India has the stated policy to provide Overseas Citizens of India (OCIs)/ Persons of Indian Origin (PIOs) parity with Non Resident Indians (NRIs). NRIs can make investment under schedules 1, 3 and 4 of FEMA 20/2000 issued by the Reserve Bank of India. Under Schedule 4 of FEMA, NRI investments are made on non-repatriation basis though it has not been provided that these are domestic investments. As per the FDI policy, definition of NRIs includes PIOs, and OCIs are not specifically mentioned.

Facility of investment on non-repatriable basis under Schedule 4 of FEMA 20/2000 was introduced primarily with the intention of providing NRIs an investment option for utilization of their domestic resources, which were not freely repatriable. The scheme was intended to provide NRIs an incentive to bring funds into India without repatriation rights, at a time when foreign exchange reserves were limited and capital inflows were modest. The provision should continue to incentivise investments by NRIs, including OCIs and PIOs, resulting in increased investments in the country. Since the investment made under Schedule 4 are on non-repatriable basis, it needs to be clearly provided that such investments, for the purposes of FDI policy, are domestic investments. This will enable investments by NRIs, OCI cardholders and PIO cardholders under Schedule 4 on non-repatriation basis, across sectors without being subjected to any of the conditions associated to foreign investment.....
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