PREVIOUS HOUR

USY/1n/12.00

PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

 

SHRI P.CHIDAMBARAM: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), under section 296 of the Income-tax Act, 1961, together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:

 

(1)       S.O. 303 (E) dated the 9th March, 2006, publishing the Income-tax (First Amendment) Rules, 2006.

 

(2)       S.O. 358 (E) dated the 17th March, 2006, publishing the Income -tax (Second Amendment) Rules, 2006.

 

(3)       S.O. 616 (E) dated the 26th April, 2006, amending S.O. 741 (E), dated the 28th June, 2004, so as to notify Industrial Estates/Areas in Uttaranchal for the purpose of tax deductions, under section  80-IC of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

PROF. SAIF-UD-DIN SOZ: Sir, I lay on the Table

I. (1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

 

(a)  Forty-eighth  Annual Report and Accounts of the National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC), New Delhi, for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)    Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

(2)   Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

II.  A copy each of the following papers:

 

(i)  Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Water Resources) and  the Water and Power Consultancy Services (I) Limited (WAPCOS), for the                    year  2006-2007.

 

(ii)    Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Water Resources) and  the National Projects Construction Corporation Limited (NPCC), for the year 2006-2007.

 

SHRIMATI AMBIKA SONI: Sir, I lay on the Table

I.(1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

(i) 

 (a)  Sixth  Annual Report and Accounts of the  Punjab Ashok Hotel Company Limited,  Chandigarh, for the year 2003-2004, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)      Review by Government on the working of the above Company.

(ii)

(a)  Fourth Annual Report and Accounts of the  Kumarakruppa Frontier Hotels Private Limited, New Delhi, for the year       2004-2005, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Company.

(2)   Statements (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

II.  A copy   each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

(i) 

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the National Culture Fund,    New Delhi for the year 2003-2004, together with the Auditors Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Culture Fund.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(ii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, for the year 2002-2003, together with the Auditors Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

 Review by Government on the working of the above Centre.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(iii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur, for the year 2003-2004, together with the Auditors Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Centre.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(iv)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the East Zone Cultural Centre, Kolkata, for the year 2003-2004, together with the Auditors Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Centre.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(v)

Corrigendum to delay statement for the *Annual Report and Accounts of the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, New Delhi, for the year 2002-2003.

SHRI PREM CHAND GUPTA: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

(i)

(a)    Thirty-fourth Annual Report pertaining to the execution of the provisions of the Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Act, 1969, for the period from 1st January, 2004 to 31st December, 2004, under section 62 of the said Act. 

 

(b)    Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

(ii)

(a)

Forty-ninth Annual Report on the Working and Administration of the Companies Act, 1956, for the year ended March 31, 2005, under section 638 of the Companies Act, 1956. 

 

(b)

Statements giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above.

SHRI PRAFUL PATEL: Sir, I lay on the Table

I.(1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

 

(a)  Annual Report and Accounts of the  Vayudoot Limited, New Delhi,  for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)    Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

(2)   Statements (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (I) above.      

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Annual Report of the Commission of Railway Safety, Lucknow, for the year 2004-2005 under section 10 of the Railways Act, 1989.

SHRIMATI  KANTI SINGH: Sir, I lay on the Table

        I.(1)  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

 

(a)    Nineteenth Annual  Report  and  Accounts of the  Bharat Yantra Nigam Limited (BYNL), Allahabad, and its subsidiary companies, for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)      Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

(2)  Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (I) above.

II.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(i)    Statement of Affairs (Part-I and Part-II)  of the Mining and Allied Machinery Corporation Limited (MAMC), Durgapur, (in liquidation).

 

(ii)   Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Department of Heavy Industry) and the Scooters India Limited (SIL), for the year 2005-2006.

 

(iii)      Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Department of Heavy Industry) and the Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), for the year 2006-2007.

DR. SHAKEEL AHMAD: Sir, on behalf of Shri S.S. Palanimanickam, I lay on the Table.

 I.  A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification S.O. 249 (E) dated the 24th February, 2006, publishing the Corrigendum to Notification S.O. 243 (E) dated the                  23rd February, 2006, substituting certain entry in Schedule-I at Sl. No.11 to the said Notification.

II.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), under section 159 of the Customs Act, 1962 together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:

 

(1)             S.O. 211 (E) dated the 15th February, 2006, publishing Notification No.9/2006-Customs (N.T.) dated the                       15th February, 2006 regarding revision of Tariff Values on Crude Palm Oil, RBD Palm Oil, Others- Palm Oil, Crude Palmolein, RBD Palmolein, and Others-Palmolein, based on prevailing international prices.

 

(2)             S.O. 220 (E) dated the 17th February, 2006, publishing Notification No.11/2006-Customs (N.T.) dated the                    17th February, 2006 regarding revision of Tariff Values on Brass Scrap (all grades) revised from US$ 2201 PMT to US$ 2233 PMT, based on international prices.

 

(3)             S.O. 242 (E) dated the 23rd February, 2006, publishing Notification No.16/2006-Customs (N.T.) dated the               23rd February, 2006, laying down the rate of exchange for conversion of certain foreign currencies into Indian currency or vice-versa for purpose of assessment of imported goods.

 

(4)             S.O. 243 (E) dated the 23rd February, 2006, publishing Notification No.17/2006-Customs (N.T.) dated the                        23rd February, 2006, laying down the rate of exchange for conversion of certain foreign currencies into Indian currency or vice-versa for purpose of assessment of export goods.

 

(5)             S.O. 267 (E) dated the 1st March, 2006, publishing Notification No.25/2006-Customs (N.T.) dated the                       1st February, 2006, regarding revision of Tariff Values on Crude Palm Oil, RBD Palm Oil, Others- Palm Oil, Crude Palmolein, RBD Palmolein, and Others-Palmolein, based on prevailing international prices.

SHRI PAWAN KUMAR BANSAL: Sir, I lay on the Table

I. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) Notification G.S.R. 178 (E) dated the 25th March, 2006, publishing the Insurance (Amendment) Rules, 2005, under sub-section (3) of section 114 of the Insurance Act, 1938.

II.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), under sub-section (4) of section 23A of the Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976:

 

(1)   S.O. 76 (E) dated the 24th January, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Shekhawati Gramin Bank and Alwar Bharatpur Anchalik Gramin Bank.

 

(2)         S.O. 95 (E) dated the 27th January, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Jaipur Nagaur Anchalik Gramin Bank and Thar Anchilik Gramin Bank.

 

(3)  S.O. 130 (E) dated the 3rd February, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Marudhar Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Aravali Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Bundi-Chittorgarh Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Bhilwara Ajmer Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Dungarpur Banswara Kshetriya Gramin Bank

 

(4)   S.O. 197 (E) dated the 10th February, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Bhojpur Rohtas Gramin Bank, Magadh Gramin Bank, Nalanda Gramin Bank and Patliputra Gramin Bank.

 

(5)             S.O. 239 (E) dated the 23rd February, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Raebareli Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Sultanpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Kanpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Allahabad Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Pratapgarh Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Fatehpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Faizabad Kshetriya Gramin Bank.

 

(6)         S.O. 263 (E) dated the 1st March, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Chattarasal Gramin Bank, Tulsi Gramin Bank and Vindhyavasini Gramin Bank.

 

(7)         S.O. 264 (E) dated the 1st March, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Bhagirath Gramin Bank, Shravasti Gramin Bank and Sarayu Gramin Bank.

 

(8)         S.O. 265 (E) dated the 1st March, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Champaran Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Vaishali Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Madhubani Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Mithila Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Gopalganj Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Saran Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Siwan Kshetriya Gramin Bank.

 

(9)         S.O. 266 (E) dated the 1st March, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Chaitanya Grameena Bank and Godavari Grameena Bank.

 

(10)     S.O. 381 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Raebareli Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Sultanpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Kanpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Allahabad Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Pratapgarh Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Fatehpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Faizabad Kshetriya Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(11)     S.O. 382 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of Shekhawati Gramin Bank and Alwar Bharatpur Anchalik Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(12)       S.O. 383 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Jaipur Nagaur Anchalik Gramin Bank, Thar Anchalik Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(13)       S.O. 384 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Marudhar Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Aravali Kshetriya  Gramin Bank, Bundi-Chittorgarh Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Bhilwara-Ajmer Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Dungarpur-Banswara Kshetriya Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(14)          S.O. 385 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Sri-Saraswathi Grameena Bank,                  Sri Sathavahana Grameena Bank, Sri Rama Grameena Bank and Golconda Grameena Bank.

 

(15)       S.O. 386 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Bhojpur-Rohtas Gramin Bank, Magadh Gramin Bank, Nalanda Gramin Bank and Patliputra Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(16)       S.O. 387 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Chattarasal Gramin Bank, Tulsi Gramin Bank, and Vindhyavasini Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(17)       S.O. 388 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Bhagirath Gramin Bank, Shravasti Gramin Bank and Sarayu Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(18)       S.O. 389 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Champaran Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Vaishali Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Madhubani Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Mithila Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Gopalganj Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Saran Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Siwan Kshetriya Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(19)       S.O. 390 (E) dated the 24th March, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Chaitanya Grameena Bank and Godavari Grameena Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(20)       S.O. 468 (E) dated the 31st March, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Kakathiya Grameena Bank, Manjira Grameena Bank, Nagarjuna Grameena Bank, Sangameshwara Grameena Bank and Sri Vishakha Grameena Bank.

 

(21)       S.O. 469 (E) dated the 31st March, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Bareilly Kshetriya Gramin Bank, and Shahjahanpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank.

 

(22)       S.O. 478 (E) dated the 3rd April, 2006, regarding amalgamation of the Dewas-Shajapur Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Rajgarh-Sehore Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Nimar Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Indore-Ujjain Kshetriya Gramin Bank.

 

(23)       S.O. 545 (E) dated the 18th April, 2006,  regarding dissolution of the Dewas-Shajapur Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Rajgarh-Sehore Kshetriya Gramin Bank, Nimar Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Indore-Ujjain Kshetriya Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(24)       S.O. 546 (E) dated the 18th April, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Kakathiya Grameena Bank, Manjira Grameena Bank, Nagarjuna Grameena Bank, Sangameshwara Grameena Bank and Shri Vishakha Grameena Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(25)       S.O. 547 (E) dated the 18th April, 2006, regarding dissolution of the Bareilly Kshetriya Gramin Bank and Shahjahanpur Kshetriya Gramin Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

 

(26)       S.O. 548 (E) dated the 18th April, 2006, regarding dissolution  of the Sri Saraswathi Grameena Bank, Sri Sathavahana Grameena Bank, Sri Rama Grameena Bank, and Golconda Grameena Bank, by reason of amalgamation.

III.  A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) Notification G.S.R. 253 (E) dated the 26th April, 2006 publishing the Corrigendum to Notification G.S.R. 54 (E) dated the 31st January, 2005, thereby inserting the commencement clause, which was missing in the English version of the original Notification.

SHRI DINSHA J. PATEL: Sir, I lay on the Table

I.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, under sub-section (3) of section 31 of the Oil Industry (Development) Act, 1974:

 

(1)             S.O. 252 (E) dated the 28th February, 2006, rescinding S.O. 259(E), dated the 28th February, 2002.

 

(2)             S.O. 253 (E) dated the 28th February, 2006, specifying the rate of duty of excise in respect of crude oil.

 

(3)             S.O. 262 (E) dated the 28th February, 2006, exempting the duty of excise on crude oil production from the specified oil fields under the Production Sharing Contracts.

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas Notification G.S.R.  729 (E), dated the 21st December 2005, publishing the Motor Spirit and High Speed Diesel (Regulation of Supply, Distribution and Prevention of Malpractices) Order, 2005, under sub-section (6) of section 3 of the Essential Commodities Act, 1955.

III (1)  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956:

(i)

(a)

Twelfth Annual Report and Accounts of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), New Delhi, for the year 2004-2005, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

(ii)

(a)

Forty-sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the Oil India Limited, Dibrugarh, Assam,   for the year 2004-2005, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.  

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Company.

(2)  Statements (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above. 

 IV.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(i)      Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) and                 the Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, for the year 2006-2007.

 

(ii)     Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) and                 the Engineers India  Limited, for the year 2006-2007.

 

(iii)     Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) and                 the Indian Oil Corporation Limited for the year 2006-2007.

 

(iv)     Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) and                 the Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited for the year 2006-2007.

 

(v)     Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas) and the Balmer Lawrie and Company Limited, for the year          2006-2007.

(ENDS

REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT

SHRI SILVIUS CONDPAN (ASSAM): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Reports of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment:

(i)           Fifteenth Report on National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment;

(ii)         Sixteenth Report on Demands for Grants (2006-2007) of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment; and

6.                 Seventeenth Report on Demands for Grants (2006-2007) of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. (ENDS)

STATEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Statements of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs:

(i)          Statement showing action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in Chapter-I of the Ninth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on action taken on the recommendations contained in the Sixth Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs for the year 2005-2006; and

(ii)         Statement showing action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in Chapter-I of the Eighth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on action taken on the recommendations contained in the Seventh Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Demands for Grants of the Ministry of External Affairs for the year 2005-2006. (ENDS)

MATTERS RAISED WITH PERMISSION OF CHAIR

RE: UNDER-VALUED DISINVESTMENT OF BALCO SHARES

MR. CHAIRMAN: Now, Zero Hour. Shri Tapan Kumar Sen. You have only five minutes.

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I rise to raise the issue of disinvestment of the residual shares of the BALCO, which has already been in process, giving rise to serious controversy involving serious public interest. When the BALCO was first privatised in 2001, the issue was hotly debated in this House. And, the issue of impropriety of the entire process, and also gross under-valuation of the worth of the company while handing over 51 per cent shares to M/s. Sterlite was surfaced. At that time, the House was assured by the then NDA Government that the whole matter, the entire issue of BALCO disinvestment, would be re-examined by the CAG. But even after passage of five years the report of the CAG has not seen the light of day. But, before that, again, the process of disinvestment of the 49 per cent residual Government shares of the BALCO has already been put in process. And, again, that has given rise to serious controversy; again, hovering around the issue of gross under-valuation of the shares just to benefit the Sterlite company, none but the Attorney General has firmly opined that the valuation made of those 49 per cent shares is grossly under-valued, and it will not be in the public interest to disinvest the Government shares to M/s. Sterlite, as valued by the SBI Cap. The whole process of valuation -- again, I would like to draw the attention of the House and, through you, of the Government -- is grossly improper. To avoid conflict of interest, the valuation assignment has been given to the SBI Cap. The SBI Cap, again, outsourced that job to a particular company, namely, Dalal Mott McDonald, which has taken the assignment of an expansion project of the BALCO in Corba, which is being managed by M/s. Sterlite. As a result, the valuation, made by it, is based on certain estimates, floor assumption that the aluminium price will not increase in the next five years. And, the company, despite having invested Rs. 3,800 crores by March, 2006, will stagnate after 2010. (Contd. by 1o -- VP)

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SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (CONTD.): These kinds of impractical assumptions were made to kick artificially the value of the shares, which was extremely low. So, in this process, if the Government proceeds with disinvesting shares to Sterlite, that will be a serious injury to the Public Exchequer and to the Company. I would also like to draw your attention here that it was being told that the disinvestment of residual shares to Sterlite is obligatory on the basis of the Shareholders' Agreement. But, again, the Attorney General himself has opined, clearly, that even in terms of the Shareholding Agreement, there are three other options to be done with the residual shares. One is, the shares to be retained by the Government of India in public interest.

MR. CHAIRMAN: Thank you.

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN: Sir, I would like to point out also that, at least, Sterlite cannot claim any advantage in terms of the Shareholders' Agreement because Sterlite itself has violated the Shareholders' Agreement. The then hon. Prime Minister, at that time, in 2002 appointed a fact-finding committee with different members. That fact-finding committee has not yet given the report. But, one of the members of that committee, a renowned trade union leader, Shri Hasmukhbhai Dave of BMS, came out openly criticising the Sterlite's role in violating the Shareholders' Agreement on labour related matter.

MR. CHAIRMAN: Thank you.

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN: The entire Central Trade Union joined him in writing a letter to the Prime Minister. So, in view of this gross impropriety and irregularity in the process, I would like to request the Government through you, Sir, that it must refrain from this process of offloading the residual shares of Balco to Sterlite in greater public interest. Thank you, Sir. (Ends)

MR. CHAIRMAN: Thank you.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Sir, please give a direction to the Government on this.

MR. CHAIRMAN: I will look into the matter. ...(Interruptions)...

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SHRI YASHWANT SINHA: There are two Cabinet Ministers. ...(Interruptions)... There is the Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs. They are not able to respond. ...(Interruptions)..

ֳ֯ן : ׻֋, ך ....(־֮֬)....

ֿ־ӟ ֮ : ָ, ߸ ָ ֯ ֮֟ י פ ֟ , ָ ֮ օ ....(־֮֬)....

ֳ֯ן : ׻֋, ך

ֿ־ӟ ֮ : ָ, ֯ ָ ....(־֮֬)...

MR. CHAIRMAN: I will talk to the Government and let you know. ...(Interruptions)... ־ֲ , ֲ֕ օ ...(־֮֬)...

SHRI YASHWANT SINHA: There is a serious conflict of interests here. ...(Interruptions)...

פݾֵ֕ : ָ, ֳ ֛ ֤ ....(־֮֬)....

ֳ֯ן : ״׮Ù , ֯ ֤ ־֮ ӡ (1 / ָ ֿ:)

ASC-PK/12.10/1p

ֳ֯ן (֟) : ӡ , ָ ֤ ־֮֋ ֤ , ӡ ֟ , ָָ ֟ ִֻ ָ ־ֲ ...(־֮֬)..

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ : ָ, ֕ .. ...(־֮֬)..

ֳ֯ן : ֋, ֱ , օ ָ֕ ״օ

RE.: LATHI CHARGE ON

AGITATING MEDICAL STUDENTS/DOCTORS

ָ֕ ״ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ִֵ ו ן֯ ϤԮ׸ ָ ֲԸ ֚ߓ֕ , ϟכ   ...(־֮֬)..

֮ ֻ ӛ : , ָ ֯ע ..(־֮֬).. ־ã ־ֻ ...(־֮֬).. ָ ִֻ ־ֻ ..(־֮֬)..

ָ֕ ״ : ֟ ו֋, ...(־֮֬)..

֮ ֻ ӛ : ָ ִֻ ...(־֮֬).. ..(־֮֬)... ...(־֮֬)..ָ ߔ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֯ן : ֮֯ ֯ע֠ ִֻ פ , ..(־֮֬).. ֯ ך ....(־֮֬).. ֵ և (־֮֬).. ֵ ך, ך ..(־֮֬).. ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ֯ ֯ע ־ֲ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ...(־֮֬)..

ָ֕ ״ : ו ָ ֡ ߙ ...(־֮֬). ִֵ ָ ִ֓ .... (־֮֬).. ־ֻ ׻֋ ׾ָ ..(־֮֬).. ֮־ָ, ׾ָ Ͽ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֯ן : ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ֵ ...(־֮֬).. ֯ և, ֛ ..(־֮֬).. Please take your seats. Nothing is going on record...(Interruptions) ך, ֯ և ..(־֮֬)..

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: * ....(Interruptions)...

ֳ֯ן : ך, ׸֛ ָ ֋օ ...(־֮֬)..֯ և..(־֮֬).. ֯ Ɵ ? ...(־֮֬).. ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, Please take your seats. (Interruptions) Please take your seats. (Interruptions) (Interruptions) ֯ ך, ״֮֙ ӛָ , ״֮֙ ..(־֮֬) ״֮֙ ֯ ך ..(־֮֬) ך ӛָ , ך ..(־֮֬).. ֲ֕ ֟ ׸ ׸֛ ָ ֋ ..(־֮֬) ֯ ?..(־֮֬).. ֯ , ֟ ..(־֮֬).. ֯?...(־֮֬)

ָ֕ ״ : ָ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ׸֛ ָ ֋ ...(־֮֬).. ׸֛ ָ ֋օ ...(־֮֬).. ֯ , ֟և ..(־֮֬).. ? ..(־֮֬)..֯ ָ և ..(־֮֬)..֮֮ߵ ֤õ, և ..(־֮֬)..֯ ך , ֯? ..(־֮֬)..֯ և ..(־֮֬).. ו֋ ..(־֮֬).. ? ..(־֮֬)

ָ֕ ״ : ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ֲ ײ֮ ָ״ֿ֮ , ׸֛ ָ ֋օ ..(־֮֬)... (ֿ: 1 Q ָ)

-------------------------------------------

* Not recorded.

NB/PB/1Q/12.15

ֳ֯ן (֟) : ֯ , ֯ ך ... (־֮֬) ӟ ֛פ , ֯ ׻֋ .... (־֮֬) ֯ .... (־֮֬) ׻֋ ... (־֮֬)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Mr. Chairman, Sir, I had given a notice. ...(Interruptions)... I had to speak. ...(Interruptions)... I gave a notice. But I was not allowed. Why was Shri Kalraj Mishra allowed? ...(Interruptions)...

ֳ֯ן : י פ ... (־֮֬)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, on the same issue, on the doctors' strike, I gave a notice. But I was not allowed. How can he be allowed to speak?

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ֮ ? ֯ ׾ֵ ָ ֮ .... (־֮֬)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Why was I not allowed? From the hon. Chairman, in this august House, I want to know why I was not allowed to raise this issue. I want to know the reasons from the hon. Chairman ...(Interruptions)... Why was I not allowed? ...(Interruptions)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ֮ ... (־֮֬)

SHRI V.NARAYANASAMY: Mr. Chairman, I want to know the reasons as to why I was not allowed to raise it. Why was he allowed? ...(Interruptions)... Why was he allowed and why was I not allowed? ...(Interruptions)...

ֳ֯ן : ֋, ָ֕ ״ י ֵ , ֯ ֕ ֵ ... (־֮֬)

.. ׻ֵ : ֳ֯ן , ֮֯ ֮ ̟֕ ... (־֮֬) ֮֯ ָ֕ ״ ֮ ׻֋ permission ָ permission ֤ ָ ־֮֬ .... (־֮֬)

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH: Sir, let him finish. Then, he can speak. ...(Interruptions)...

ֳ֯ן : ״֮֙, ֯ ך ... (־֮֬) և ... (־֮֬) ֮ ן , י פ , ו ָ ן ߅ ֕ ֮֯ י פ ֕ ֲ ָ ֓ , ֤ ָ, ֯ ָ Ӥ֮ Ӥ֮ ״ , ָ ִֻ Ӥ֮ , ָ ֵ ֚ߓ֕ ... (־֮֬)

1R/AKG ָ ֿ:

1R/12.20/SKC-AKG

ֳ֯ן (֟) : ו֋ ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ ֋ ... (־֮֬) ... ָ ֯ ָ ... (־֮֬) ... ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ... (־֮֬) ... ״֮֙, և ... (־֮֬) ...

. ִ ӛָ : ־ֻ ... (־֮֬) ...

ֳ֯ן : ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ֤ ֵ ... (־֮֬) ... ״֮֙, let me finish...(interruptions)...let me finish...(interruptions)... ֤ ֵ ... (־֮֬) ... כ ־ֻ ... (־֮֬) ... ֤ ֵ ... (־֮֬) ... ״֮֙, և ... (־֮֬) ... Please, take your seat...(interruptions)... ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ֯ ך ... (־֮֬) ... ֤ ֻ ֮ ן ... (־֮֬) ... ״ , ֯ ״֮֙ ... (־֮֬) ... ֤ ׮Ե ָ ֮֮ ֚ ֕ ֋ ׻ ֤ ֋, ִֻ ֤ ֮ ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ ... (־֮֬) ... ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ֯ և ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ ֛ ָ ... (־֮֬) ... ״֮֙, ֯ ։ ... (־֮֬) ... ֤ ֻ ָ֮ ו֮ ׸ãןֵ ֕֟ , ֤ ֟ ָ ֮֮ ֚ ֕ ָ ãן , ָ ֤ ֓ ֋ ... (־֮֬) ... ָ ֻ ֋ ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ע ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ע ... (־֮֬) ... ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ֯ և ... (־֮֬) ... ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ֯ և ... (־֮֬) ... ֻ֟ ֟ , ֯ ֮ ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ և ... (־֮֬) ... ִֻ ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ ך, ֯ ך ... (־֮֬) ... Please take your seats, Please take your seats. ֯ ֟ ִֻ ֤ ֯ ֟ ִֻ ֟ ֚ ֕ ֵ, ӛ ֵ, ֵ, ִֻ ֯ ָ-ָ ֟ ָ ָ ִֻ , ָ ִֻ , ָ ֯ ׻֋ ׮Ե , ׻֋ ... (־֮֬) ...

ӟ ֛פ : ֚ ֕ ... (־֮֬) ...

ֳ֯ן : ... (־֮֬) ... ... (־֮֬) ... ֚ ֕ ִֻ ... (־֮֬) ...

. ִ ӛָ : ï֙ ָ߲ ָߕ ָ , ֓ ... (־֮֬) ...

ֳ֯ן : ֮֮ߵ ֤õ, ָ ִֻ , ֚ ֕ ִֻ ... (־֮֬) ... ֚ ֕ ָ ֮ ו֋ ... (־֮֬) ...

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Nobody is supporting lathi charge...(interruptions)... Mr. Chairman, Sir, we are not supporting lathi charge. We only want ...(interruptions)...On the other hand...(interruptions)...

ָ֕ ״: ֳ֯ן , ָ ִֵ ֡ ָ, ֌ ָ, ֮ ׾ָ֓ ֌ ֻ֕֯ , ִܵӡ ֮ ֟ ׻֋ ... (־֮֬) ... ֮ ֟ ֮֟ ׻֋ ... (־֮֬) ... פ ... (־֮֬) ... ָ ֚ ֕ ... (־֮֬) ... ߙ ... (־֮֬) ... ֛ ֣ ߙ ... (־֮֬) ... ֻ֟ և ָ ... (־֮֬) ... ֡ , ֌ ֲ֤ß ֮֮ ֛ ... (־֮֬) ... ׻֋ ָ ֻ֟ ֮ , ָ ֵ ãן ֮ ... (־֮֬) ... ֚ ֕ ... (־֮֬) ... ֲԸ ָ֓ ... (־֮֬) ... ϟכ ׿ֿ ... (־֮֬) ... ָ ֵ, ֮֮ ֛ ֣ ֛ ִ ... (־֮֬) ... ׿ֿ ֮ , , ׻ ו֟ ... (־֮֬) ... 200 , 400 , ... (־֮֬) ... ֮־ָ, ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ... (־֮֬) ... ֕ ָָ ָև ֡ ָ ֮֮ ָ ָ ־ָ ... (־֮֬) ... ... (־֮֬) ... ֯ ִ֬ ֤ ֮ ™ ... (־֮֬) ... ֮ ™ ֮־֤ ... (־֮֬) ... (ִ֯)

MR. CHAIRMAN: Shri Santosh Bagrodia...(interruptions)...

(1/֋֋ ָ ָ)

1S/HMS-HK/12.25

ק : ָ, ֛ ִֻ ֮ ִ ӟָ֕ , ״ֻ? ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ӟ ֛פ ...(־֮֬)...

ӟ ֛פ : ? ...(־֮֬)... ? ֮ ? ...(־֮֬)... ? ֮ ו֋ ...(־֮֬)...

ק : ָ, ֛ ָ ֓ և

 

ֳ֯ן : և, ֋ ֓ԅ ..(־֮֬)..

ӟ ֛פ : ָ, ֯ ֈ , ֮ ו֋ ...(־֮֬)..

ֳ֯ן : ֮ פ

ӟ ֛פ : , ָ ֈ

ֳ֯ן : ֈ ֮ ֈ ֮

ӟ ֛פ : ָ, ֮ ו֋

ֳ֯ן : פ ֯ , ׻֋

RE: CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS IN RAJASTHAN.

ӟ ֛פ (֕ã֮) : ָ , ֮־֤ , 2000 2003 ߓ ֲ ֕ã֮ ָָ , 22 ָ ֕߾ Ӭ þ ֵӟ ֻ֚֋ ֵ ָ, 200 ֲ֤ ָ߲--ָ߲ ֓ ֮֜ ׻֋ ֋ , ֲ ָָ և , 000 ָָ ֵ ֮ ִ 6 ָ Ӥ פ ..(־֮֬)..

ִ֤ Ͼֻ : ֳ֯ן , ֻ֟ ֟ ...(־֮֬)... ֣ ֟֋Ӆ ֕ã֮ Ӥ ׻ ָ ֋ ...(־֮֬)...

ӟ ֛פ : ָ, 16 ָ ֻ֚ֆ ִ ֤ פ ֋ ָ ָ Ͼע ָ ָָ ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ֮ ו֋ ...(־֮֬)... ֮ ו֋

ֳ֯ן : ֲ ֮ פ ...(־֮֬)... ?

ӟ ֛פ : , ֟ օ ָ ָ ָָ ִ 5 ִ ֯ ִ ִ ֤ ...(־֮֬)... ָ, ֕߾ Ӭ ֻ֕ ״ֿ֮, ֕߾ Ӭ ׿ ...(־֮֬)... ָ, ׯ֔ ֓ ֲ ָָ և, ָ ִ , ָ ָָ և ִ օ ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ܵ ӡ , ֯ ִ ? ׻֋ ִ ֛ ֟Ԯ ָָ خ֤

ֳ֯ן : ֵ, ֯ י ֋,

ӟ ֛פ : ָָ ָ߲ ׻֋ ִ ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ֕߾ Ӭ ִ ָ Ϭ֮ ӡ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֵ,

ӟ ֛פ : ױ ֕߾ Ӭ ִ ֋Ӆ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֵ ֮ ã֮

ӟ ֛פ : ָ, خ֤ ֟ ֣ ֤--֤ خ֤ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: You have permitted me. I will take only two minutes. ..(Interruptions).. You have permitted me, Sir. ..(Interruptions)..

MR. CHAIRMAN: Okay.

RE: INABILITY OF FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA

TO PURCHASE PADDY IN ANDHRA PRADESH

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY (ANDHRA PRADESH): This is the most important issue pertaining to farmers of Andhra Pradesh. They are unable to sell their produce, that is, paddy crop. They are at the mercy of middle-men and the Food Corporation of India is unable to open purchase centres. Though they have opened a few centres, but there is no infrastructure in Andhra Pradesh. (Contd. by 1t/KSK)

KSK-PSV/1T/12.30

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY (CONTD): Farmers have raised crops by taking private loans. They are in debt trap. Sir, this is the most important issue of Andhra Pradesh. Farmers are in real distress. They are unable to sell their produce and they are at the mercy of middlemen. Sir, I would like to demand the Government of India to open more purchase centres of the Food Corporation of India by providing infrastructure. There is shortage of ghani bags in the few centres, which they have opened, and the farmers are unable to retain their produce. They have raised loans from the private moneylenders. They are in debt trap. They are forced to commit suicide. The Government of India cannot be a mute spectator. I request you to direct the Government of India to open more purchase centres by providing infrastructure and providing minimum support price which was announced by the Government of India. It is an urgent issue to mitigate their problems. The Hon. Minister may respond to my demand. Farmers are in distress. I request hon. Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, who has always been generous in responding to my demands, to respond this time also....(Interruptions). You are a new Member. You should associate with my demand.

SHRI K. KESHAVA RAO: I am associating myself with the hon. Member's submission.

(MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair)

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: You should also request the hon. Minister to respond to my demand. It is not a controversial issue.

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU: I also associate myself with the point raised by Shri Reddy.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Reddy, you have mentioned it. That is all right. You cannot compel the Minister to reply. Yes, you are all associating with the demand.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: We also associate ourselves with the demand made by Shri Reddy.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Reddy, you have mentioned it. That is fine. You cannot expect the Government to respond every time. Shri Shankar Singh Vaghela.

ק : ָ, ֛ ִ ...(־֮֬)...

 

ֳ֯ן : , ֤ ...(־֮֬)... ֵ ֺ! ...(־֮֬)... it will be discussed in the afternoon.

ק : ָ, Short Duration Discussion ...(־֮֬)... Sir, I was allowed today to raise this issue after the Question Hour. Sir, for the last five days...(Interruptions).

ֳ֯ן : , ָ afternoon כ֮ օ ...(־֮֬)...

ק : ָ, ָ ָ״ֿ֮ ...(־֮֬)...

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: It has been listed. It will be taken up in the afternoon. You can participate in the discussion.

THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF FASHION TECHNOLOGY BILL, 2005

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shri Shankersinh Vaghela to move the Bill.

THE MINISTER OF TEXTILES (SHRI SHANKERSINH VAGHELA): Sir, I move:

That the Bill to establish and incorporate the National Institute of Fashion Technology for the promotion and development of education and research in fashion technology and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto, be taken into consideration.

The question was proposed.

ֵ ֺ (ָӛ) : ֮־֤, ֳ֯ן օ ֕ ִֵ ֮ ֱ ֜ ֵ ׯ֔ ߮ ֲ ֮ ִ֬ , 㴲և פ, ָ ֙֋ ֙, ו֮ ֮ ֱ ֓ ֵօ , ׾֬ ֕ ֳ 23 פִָ, 2005 ֵ ֵ , ֤ Ù؛ פ ֵ օ

֟ ԟֵ ֟ á, ߾֮ ֤ ֮-ִ֮ ָߵ ֤ ֵ֟ ָ ׾֟ ִ ӕև ײֻ, ™ߵ ֮ ã֮ ׾֬, 2005 ֵ ™ߵ ֮ ã֮ ã֮֯ 1986 ֿ֟, ׾ֿ ׯ֔ , ֮ ֲָß ן ևԅ ֕ ֮ ֯ ã֮ ֕ ָ ֙և ׮ֵԟ , ߲֮ 60 ָ ֋ ׬ ֮ ֻ ֛ designer wear ֟ , ָ ֕ ֮ ֛ ־ ָ ߾֮ ןפ ֵ ֮ ֻ ֤ ֯ ã֮ ׻ֵ (1/000 ָ ֿ:)

1U/klg/12.35

ֵ ֺ (֟) : וִ ִ֛ Ӳ׬֟ ֤, ְ ֤ ӱ֮ פ ϴ ã֮ ֵ

, ֕ ו֮ ߕ ײֻ ֤ ֵ ֵ , ִ ׾ָ , ׾֬ ׾֬ ֟ ָ֕ þֵ֟֟ Ϥ֮ , ָ ֮ ׮ֵӡ ֮֋ ֮ ָָ ֮ ֓ և ׾֬ ֚ ָָ ׮ֵӡ ß ֮֋ ֮ ־ã և ֯ ֤ ָ ָָ ׬ָ ߵ ָָ ָ ֮ߟ ׌ , ָ ׾ֿ ֟ ֺ և , ָ ϴ֟ ֱ ָָ ׬׸ և ֮֓ ֣ ӳ־ ã þ֟ӡ ִ ֮ ײֻ ӲӬ ִ ӡֵֻ Ù؛ ֲ ֮ ָ ׸ , ϲӬ֮ ״ן ֳ ֕ ֳ ֤õ ϲӬ֮ ״ן , ײֻ Ù؛ ֮ פ ֵ, ו ֵ ӡ Ù؛ ֳ ֕ ֳ ֤õ ־ڮ , ָ ׾ָ֓ ֋

, ֕ ׮֕ ã֮ , ֮ ã֮ ֻ ״׮Ù ֨ ׾ , ן־ 8 9 ןֿ֟ ֮ 2010 ָ ׮ֵԟ 10 ײ׻ֵ֮ ָ ֋ ָ ֯ , 2010 ֤ ִ֬ և ׸ ֋ ײֻ ֜ ֟ ֕ ֮ ָ - ׸ָ ֯ ׾ ֵ ֳ ã֮ ָ Ù ֜ , ִ 75 ןֿ֟ Ù , - ֙ߕ ֟ , וִ֮ ֛ ֛, ֟ ֲָָ ׮ְ ã֮ ָ ֻ ֻ ֻ , ׻֋ Ù ֻ כ , כ ײ֮ ָ ׾ßָ ׾ָ֓ ֵ ӡֵֻ ׾ָ֓-׾ִֿ ֤ ֯ ׮Ե ׻ֵ ֵ ֜ ֻ Ù , ֱ כ פ ֋, כ ֋ כ ־ ׾ֿ ßָ ָ ֓ ߙ פ ִ֮ ֛ ׾֤ ֜և ֛ , כ ֮ ֟ , כ ֮ ֤ פ ֟ ָ ֓ ֱ ֵ֤ օ

, ׾֬ "׾֢ߵ ֮֯" ֵ֟ ֵ 2004-05 ã֮ ֠ ֕þ-ֵ ֕þ-ֵ ֲֻ ׬ ֵ֟ ֵ ׾֬ ֵ ־׻֟ ָ ד֟ ׮׬ ָ ׾֢ߵ ָ ֛օ ָָ ֮ ׮ְ פ , ִ ר և , 1996-97 ֮ -֮ 6 41 ֋ ֮ , ֜-֜ 2000-01 27 ֋ ֵօ

1/ ָ

AKA-SK/1W/12:40

ֵ ֺ (֟) : ׸ִ ֕ '׮ְ' ֟ ֋ , ֮ ־֮ ֻ , י ־֮ ֋ ֻ ֋ ֜և NDA ֻ֮ ֋ ֜ , ו ִֵ ֻ֟߮ ӡ ֿ߸ִ ־֕ ֟ ֳָ ֌ օ

, '׮ְ' ֟ ã֮ ֵԸ , וִ֮ ָ ֡ ֟ ׾֬ ־ã ָ ã֮ ָ ָ ã֮ ֋ ãׯ֟ ָ ׾ָ֓ ߅ ־ ӡ ϟ Ϥ ֮ ־ã Ϥ ָӛ ֻ ֻ ֋ , ־ פ ϟ Ϥ - ֮ ־ã

, ֮ ִֻ ֺ ֱ ֛ ״֟ , ׻ ִ֬ ִ ֑ ָ ִֻ ֱ פ֓ï ׻֋ ֟ ֮ ֮ ã֮ ֻ ֛ , ן׾׬ֵ ֛ ״֟ ã֮ ׿ ӓ ִ֬ ֵ ֡-֡ֆ ֳ ״ֻ

׾֬ ֮ ׾ ִ ֟ և ׾ָ , ָ ã֮ ֚ ֮ ִ ָ , ִ ָߵ ן ָָֆ ֮ ֮ ֕ ִ ׾ ָߵ á, ־ ֮ ֮ ֳ ֮ ־ ׾֬ ָ 6 , וִ ֵ ã֮ ׮ִ׻֟ , ֟ - ' ֤ ָߵ֠ ָָ ן ϓָ-ָ ֵ '

Ӥ ֲ ֣, ׾֬ ׸ ֮ ִ֣Ԯ

(ִ֯)

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): Thank you, Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir. I rise to support the National Institute of Fashion Technology Bill, 2005. Sir, the world is passing through a big economic, I shouldn't say, blast. The development is taking place in every aspect, whether it is manufacturing sector or the service sector or the heavy industries sector or the science and technology sector or the agriculture sector. Obviously, the fashion technology cannot be left behind. It was in 1986 that the then Congress Government, with a vision of Shri Rajiv Gandhi, started this Institute, which is known as NIFT. I personally know a number of students who have studied in these institutes and who have become fashion czars, as we call it. Not only in this country, but these designers are being accepted in the world also. Like the Indian paintings, which are coming in a big way, the designers are going ahead in the world market. In this situation, the present Government wants to give more autonomy. I am with it. But, on the one hand, we give more autonomy to this Institute, and, on the other hand, we try to throttle the activities of this Institute by bureaucratic control. That has to be looked into. What is our serious intention? Do we want this Institute to develop at world level? Do we want this Institute, which is there at seven centres? As Marooji has said, I will also request the hon. Minister, not only this Institute, we should have a centre in every State of the country. We should develop more and more private fashion institutes. (Contd. by 1x-YSR)

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SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (CONTD.): When we are talking about globalisation, its impact should be on this also. If we control it by bureaucracy, it will not develop the way we want it to develop. Talent is available in the country. Sir, you have to use the best talent available in the country. That should be used for this Institute. Our students, who come out form the IIMs, and the IITs, are the world-class students. Similarly, this Institute also has to become a world-class institute. It can become a world-class institute only if we use the best talent.

Sir, obviously, when these students come out of it, they will add value to the products. Textile is one of the most important products, which is being exported. I think 29 per cent exports of the country are textiles. More and more other products, which are related to the fashion technology, are going outside the country. Because, for the last few years, we have had Miss Worlds and Miss Universe. All of us know that. A number of beauties from our country have shown the world that India is not lagging behind in any kind of activities. When we come to fashion also, we cannot lag behind.

Indian fashion does not necessarily mean, as we call, less and less clothes or less and less coverage. The saying goes that sometimes you hide less but reveal more. So, it is not the question of fashion by revealing more; fashion can be displayed by hiding more. If we see fashion in our villages, that is equally good fashion. Sir, I know that European and American people nowadays want Indian Maharajas kind of dresses for their weddings. Why? Because that is becoming the fashion. That can be more acceptable. So, revealing more is not going to be the fashion.

Marooji has mentioned about fashion shows. Obviously, I am not against fashion shows, because fashion shows are necessary for propagating what kind of fashions a country can develop. If organisers with ulterior motives want to show something which should not be shown -- ו ߻ ֟ , ָ ִ ָ ָ ֻ --and if it is proved that any organiser is doing it, then strongest action against him should be taken under different laws available in the country. If the fashion is done in accordance with the culture of our country, we will welcome it. But it should be decently done.

Fashion is now not only confined to women. Nowadays men are equally interested in fashion. I would not like to name anybody, but a number of our people, even may be some MPs, are interested in fashion. Kurta payjama is also a fashion.

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SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (CONTD.): It should be developed. I have no objection. When we come to the business side, Sir, I would like to draw the attention of the House and the Minister, through you, Sir, that the kind of volume of business which is developing in fashion and the kind of value addition is coming, the same jacket which my esteemed friend, Mr. Reddy, is wearing, I can tell you this jacket is available for, say, Rs.500. But when Mr. Reddy wears it, it becomes of Rs.50,000. This is through fashion. So, the fashion value addition is quite a lot. That is what the country needs when we export. When we export anything with value addition, the total cost is much lesser and that will be a great plus point for the country's business. Sir, it is not the question of ten billion dollars. It can be twenty billion dollars or it can be 40 billion dollars because even now, of the whole world's total business available, even in the textile, India is handling hardly one per cent of the world's textile business. The scope is unlimited. It's the question of taking advantage of it. And at this time, if we keep our mind closed that we will not do this or that and we will keep the bureaucratic control on every step of our activity, then, I am sorry, we will only be taking and giving lip-service to this technology. We will only be giving lip-service to the development of the country on this side; otherwise, the scope is unlimited and we should look into it from that aspect. I will request the hon. Minister to look into it.

Sir, there is another point which is very important, and Madam Karat will bear with me, we want women to be more active; we want more and more girls getting into it rather than household chores. They should become more productive and they can be more productive in fashion business. As we all know, in this Institute, the ratio is 50:50. In no other institute, you will find that girls are 50:50. Boys are many more. So, that is also one of the reasons if we develop this Institute more, more and more girls will come into this kind of activities. Girls understand fashion more than the boys do. This will be a great addition and help to the women and girls of our country who are coming out of the colleges and they will go into this line which is their line and they can do better business also.

Sir, this amendment was required, which was being tried since December 2005. But, unfortunately, it has been delayed for sometime because it went to the Standing Committee and the report has come. Basically, fashion does not mean only the cotton or silk or only the textiles. Fashion means everything -- either it is jewellery fashion or it is made out of leather and even crafts are fashion. And when we think of fashion, even interior decoration is a fashion. It is by fashion that a number of things are put at home. These are all part of fashion. So, that is why, probably the hon. Minster and the Government wanted this amendment that all this should be included and I compliment him for this.

One issue was raised by our hon. Member just now regarding inclusion of three Members of Parliament in this. Well, I will be glad that one of our Members will be in this Governing Board. But I don't know what kind of service they will give to this Board because most of the MPs are not fashion-oriented. Mr. Reddy has become a Minister. So, he can't go there. Either he agrees to get out of the Ministry and goes as a Member there. I have no objection. Then, he will give value to this governorship. (Contd. by RSS/1z)

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SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (CONTD.): If I object to the bureaucratization of this membership, I also object to the politicisation of this. I do not suggest that there should be any bureaucratic control. At the same time, I suggest that there should be no political control. Members of Parliament have many more things to do. I personally think that they do not have to be involved in this kind of activity directly.

Lastly, I would like to say that the NIFT has decided to award degrees instead of diplomas. That is a very good idea. I would like to mention one more thing. I don't think that the Indian Maharaj, who is known as the chef in English, can go out of the country for service because they do not have the certificate. The Indian cooks are also very, very important people. It is a big technology. But, unfortunately, since no certificate is being given to them, they are not allowed to go to the US or the European countries for service because they have no certificate. Similarly, if degrees are given, it will be recognised, and they can work at the world level. Thank you very much.

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SHRI SK. KHABIR UDDIN AHMED (WEST BENGAL): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I rise not only to support the Bill, but also to welcome such a laudable Bill. Now, the Institute of Fashion Technology will not merely award diplomas, but the scope of the Institute has been broadened, firstly, to improve quality and excellence in education; secondly, to award degrees, and thirdly, to impart still higher education in fashion technology, including research work. This will help the artisans to develop the level of their skills, and they would be able to compete in this field at the international level. Even then, I would like to make some points to enrich the Bill and to make it attractive for the grass-root level artisans.

In clause 3, sub-clause (3), there is a provision for constitution of the board. In sub-clause (f) of this clause, it is stated that there should be five persons from States in which the campus of the institute is located. But, it is not said whether this number of five persons should be increased in case the number of States having campus is increased.

In clause 6, details have been given in respect of the functions of the institute. I invite the attention of the hon. Minister to item no. XVI of this clause. Here, it speaks of technical assistance to artisans, craftsmen, manufacturers and designers etc. In this connection, I would like to emphasise the cases of the vast section of people working in the garments industry, in knitting profession, in embroidery which are wide spread in cities, towns and villages, and where a large section of the talented young people are devoting their intellect and energy.

A provision is necessary to provide technological knowledge to the grass-root level artisans by way of short-term courses. Besides, how to help the handloom and khadi workers. We all know that there is a general crisis in the khadi industry. Suicides have taken place amongst the handloom workers. How could we intervene in that particular area? What provision is this Bill making for these large sections of rural artisans? We are having innumerous talented persons working in the self-help groups, spread over the whole of the country, particularly among the minorities, the SCs/STs, the OBCs and other socially and economically depressed sections of the society. This Bill does not stand for giving priorities to these sections of young boys and girls. Should we stick to the elite and affluent sections alone? The Bill should have a provision to extend to the base level workers who are devoting their energy and intellect day and night to earn a bare livelihood.

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