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-KLS-SSS/3W/6.00

SHRI E. M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (CONTD.): We have given the right to the citizens. You can question the Government to get the information regarding this aspect. But, at the same time, when they are getting the information and they are going before the court, they have to wait for many years to get the verdict. Then, they are approaching the Commission. The Commission is having no teeth to give the orders. They can only recommend. If that is the case, Sir, it is just another Commission in the Statute Book, another Commission which is going to attack the media, then and there, recommending certain things against the body which is now existing. Therefore, Sir, it is high time to see that these commissions are given more powers. Sir, with these observations, I would like to draw the attention of the Government to the fact that the commissions are coming forward with certain recommendations on the economic, social and cultural aspects of human life. When it is coming out, it should not be just like the recommendation again. When the Supreme Court says that you have to come forward with a project within a particular period to interlink all the rivers in India, then the Government started to think about it. They constituted a Committee and they worked on it. If the High Court of Delhi issues an order that monkeys are creating menace in Delhi city, you constitute a body and see that the monkeys are removed from that particular place. These are all the duties of a particular civic organisation or a corporation or a body or a State Government. But when they are not obliging, when they are not coming forward with any action, then the court interferes. But the ordinary person cannot seek the help of the court for everything. Now, only the Public Interest Litigations are coming forward and the judges are also interested to get media attention, they issue orders then and there. But ordinary human beings who are suffering a violation of the human rights cannot seek the help of the writ petition by paying huge money to a famous lawyer for attracting the eyes of the court. This situation has to only go to the Human Rights Commission. When the Human Rights Commission is not having any teeth, what is the purpose of giving a petition to that person and having an officer? A well-equipped office is there. Police officer at the rank of the Inspector General or Director General of Police is having an office inside a particular Human Rights Commission. They are empowered to visit even according to this new amendment that they can visit the jail, they can visit any place and give the report. They can give the report. When the officers are going and collecting the report and presenting it before the Commission, they are going to investigate it, have the witnesses and examine it and they are going to make further recommendations; only recommendations, not anything more than that. If the State Government or the Central Government keeps a record and are not replying or are only replying that they cannot oblige it, then they can notify. What is the notification? There are no legal proceedings to go against that particular act. Therefore, Section 30, which now gives the Human Rights Court to be constituted by the State Government should also be actually made into practice. It has to be brought that if there is a recommendation made, if an order is made by the State Human Rights Commission or the National Human Rights Commission, then it should be as an order of the court. It should be executed. It should be obliged. It should be immediately obeyed by the concerned Department or the Government. Then only there will be Chief Justice who retires or a sitting Chief Justice is ready to occupy that particular chair and see that human violation is not at all there in India or in any particular State. Sir, we have to protect the human rights. We have to protect the human rights -- economic or political or even cultural or social -- of India. We have got many Acts. Even we have got the Employment Guarantee Scheme. It is one of the economic human rights where an individual can demand that if I have to get the wages for a particular day, say, for hundred days, I can get the wages from the Government. That is the right way we have given. But when there is a violation, when that particular office is not obeying, when that particular set-up is not obeying, where is the remedy for it? They have to come only to the Human Rights Commission. The Commission is having only a recommendatory power. Therefore, it is high time to see that the Government comes forward with new amendments so that the Commission should be empowered so that the Commission is a real Commission where people can seek remedy when there is violation of human rights. Thank you very much, Sir. (Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, further consideration of the Bill will be taken up tomorrow. Now, we will take up Special Mentions. Shri Dara Singh. He is not there. Shri Mangani Lal Mandal. (Followed by NBR/3X)

-SSS/NBR-SCH/3X/6.05

SPECIAL MENTIONS - (CONTD.)

CONCERN OVER PATHETIC CONDITION OF AIR INDIA FLEET

֮ ֻ ӛ (ײָ): , כ ֮ ׸׻֟ ׾ִ֮ ãן ӟ ֮ؓ֟֕ և ϟߟ ꆸ כ ׾ִ֮ (Air Crafts) -־ ִ ׮ֵ״֟ ׮ָָ ־ã ֿ߻֟ ֟ ָ ׾ִ֮ ׻֋ ߙ ־ã ֵ㌟ և ߙ -ߔ ןֿ߻֟ և ï™ ֮ ֟ ߙ ן þֺ ֣ ָ֤ ־ã ִֵָ֤ և ә ִ ֡ ָ כ ߙ ־ã סֵ ֮ ָ׸, ։ ֮ Ͼע ֣-֣ סֵ ֮ þֳ׾ þֺ ָߵ ֤ߵ ן׮׬ִӛ פ 30 , 2006 ׾ִ֮ ܵ - և 314 ָ פ ֣ : פ 8 և, 2006 ׾ִ֮ ܵ - և 349 ָ ӑև פ ֡ ߅ ן׮׬ִӛ ֤õ օ ׾ִ֮ ߙ , ָ ߔ ߙ ָ , ֙ Ӥ ꅠ ׾ִ֮ ָ ׾ד֡ Ӭ ߅

ָ ִֻ ן ֤ã ׬ָ ׳ ־ ֮- ִ ָ ֮ ן ֓™ ϲӬ֮ ָ ӟָ™ߵ ßָ ָ כ ־™ ֵ ã֮ ןš ״ֻ և

: פ ָָ ָ ֻ֟ ϳ־ָ ֵԾ ׻֋ ׾ֿ ִ֬ ֮ ™ (ִ֯)

MESSAGE FROM LOK SABHA

THE ACTUARIES BILL, 2006

SECRETARY-GENERAL: Sir, I have to report to the House the following message received from the Lok Sabha, signed by the Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha:

"In accordance with the provisions of rule 96 of the rules of Procedure and Conduct of Buisness in Lok Sabha, I am directed to enclose the Actuaries Bill, 2006, as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 2nd August, 2006."

Sir, I lay a copy of the Bill on the Table.

(Ends)

SPECIAL MENTIONS (CONTD.)

DEMAND TO WITHDRAW INDIAN SOLDIERS FROM LEBANON

 

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ ( ™ߵ ֮֕֬ , פ): , ֮֮ ֛ ܵ ָߵ ׸ ָָ ָ ̸և ׮ ֻ ֲ ֮֮ ָߵ ׮ֻ֮ ϵ ̸և ׮ ֻ ָߵ ׸ ֮֓ ϵ ָߵ , ӵ㌟ ™ ֮֮ ̸և ߴ ָ ן ׮׿֟ ׻֋ ָߵ ׮ ֟ ֋ ָ ֳ 672 ָߵ ׮ ̸և ׮ ֻ ָߵ ־֮ ֵֻ ָߵ ׮ ֯ ָ ׮Ե ׻ֵ ֵ

ָָ ֮֮ ָߵ ׸ ֟ ׮ֻ֮ ֣-֣ ָ ָߵ ׮, ו֮ ӵ㌟ ™ ן ֮֮ ֟ ֵ , ֯ ߑ ֋Ӆ

(ִ֯)

SUB-DIVISION OF DALITS FOR DETERMINING RESERVATION QUOTAS

 

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, my Special Mention is pertaining to sub-division of dalits for determining reservation quota.

In our Constitution, initially, the reservations for Scheduled Castes and Tribes were made for ten years only, but more than fifty years later caste continues to play a crucial role and reservation continues. The best way of ensuring equitable distribution of quota (reservation) benefits to Dalits would be to identify an economically determined 'Creamy Layer' or individuals who have benefited the most from reservations. This has already been done for the Other Backward Classes following the Supreme Court judgment on the Mandal Commission Report and the same analogy be adopted in the case of SC/ST.

This is to be achieved in such a way as not to attract adverse legal verdict. This can be done either by amending the Constitution or by placing the new legislation in the Ninth Schedule where it would be secured from legal challenge. The present proposal is for allowing the State Governments to divide Dalits into sub-categories to identify some groups who have cornered a disproportionate amount of benefits from the reservation and identifying those who still need quota benefit. This category-based quota, that too determined by each State, may look complex. It may also generate a severe backlash from left-over dominant SC/ST groups. But, a beginning has to be made to reorient the 'Constitutional Reservation' with present socio-economic scenario so that only the needy get the intended benefits. To face the likely criticism, Government, may, simultaneously, launch a concerted campaign, for ensuring wider acceptability of the proposed changes in the SC/ST quota concept. (Ends)

. ־ ־ (֮ Ϥ): ָ, ׾ֿ þֵ Ӳ֨

(FOLLOWED BY USY "3Y")

MCM-USY/3Y/6-10

 

DEMAND FOR FINANCIAL HELP TO WIDOWS OF HIV POSITIVE VICTIMS

 

ָ֕ ״ (ָ Ϥ) : , ָ 0և00 ß 韵 ֤ ִ 79 ןֿ֟ ׾֬־ֆ ן ִע ד֟ פ ֟ 0և00 ß ׾֬־ֆ ߴָ, ׾֢ߵ , ֱ, פ ™ ִו ָ ִ֮ ֛

ָָ ָ ָ ָ ֳ 50 0և00 ϳ׾֟ ֳ 1600 ןפ ֯ ӵ㌟ ™ ӑ ׸ ֮ ֮ ֻ , ו ָ 0և00 ß ׾֬־֋ ָߵ ߾֮ ߮ ׾־ֿ ִ ׬ӿ ׾֬־ֆ ֳ 30 ֮ ׸ָ ִ֕ ߴָ ֮ ֮ ֟ , ֡ 10 ןֿ֟ ׾֬־֋ ֻ ֟ , 90 ןֿ֟ ן ָ ׮ֻ ֟ , ֲ ֡ 9 ןֿ֟ ֻ ٣ ֤ ֟ ׸ ָ 2068 ָ ־ 439 0և00 וי ׾֬־֋ ״ֻ, ִ 206 Ӿ 233 ִ 60 ןֿ֟ ׬ ׾֬־֋ 30 ֵ , ֮ ֳ ֯֜ Ӆ ָ߲ ߓ ֻ ׾֬־ֆ ܵ ׬ ߅ ֮ ֻ, ֕ ״ֻ , ™ ָ ֮ ߕ ׬ӿ ׾֬־֋ ֮ ן ֯ ֵ ݵ ן ָָ ֮ ֮ ִ߮, ֵ֤֤, ֮, ֟ ן ֕ ֓ ߴָ ֮ ִ ָ ֟

֤ ִ֬ ָָ ׾֬־ֆ ׻֋ ֮ ־ ٣ ׮ֵ״֟ ־ã ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

SHRI SURENDRA LATH (ORISSA): Sir, I associate myself with what hon. Member, Shri Kalraj Mishra, has said.

SHRIMATI MAYA SINGH (MADHYA PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with what hon. Member, Shri Kalraj Mishra, has said.

SHRI AJAY MAROO (JHARKHAND): Sir, I associate myself with what hon. Member, Shri Kalraj Mishra, has said. (3Z ָ )

VP/GS/6.15/3Z

CONCERN OVER RECRUITMENT OF

CHILDREN IN BIHAR POLICE.

 

ִ ֵָ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֟ ֻ ײָ ֕ ײָ ׻ ׾ֳ 228 ֻ "ֻ ָ" ֤ ָ ׮ֵ׌ Ϥ֮ "ֻ ֵָ" ׮ֵ׌ ׯ֟ ִֵ 韵 ָ և ֟ ׸ָ ׌ 韵 ׸ָ ָ ٣ ֛ ֛ ֟ , ָ ׸ָ ֻ ֻ ִ ֮ ֕ ֮ , ָ ׸֌ ֻ ׾ ֺ ד֟ 228 ֓ ֮֓֯ ֮߮ ׾ ָ ״֟ ֮֮ ָ֬ ׻ ׮ָ ָ֡ ֵ֟ ִֵ 韵 ָ ׸ָ ֛ ֛ ָ Ϥ֮ ֵ

ֳ֯ן , ӟ֯ ׸ָ ֛ ֛ ׿ֿ , ײָ ׻ ׿ֿ ָߠ ֤ ָ ׮ֵ׌ Ϥ֮ ߅ ־ ׸ָ ֓ ָ ֮֮ ֵ֕ ׻֋ ָ ֵ ָ֟ ֮ ױ ٣ ֵ֟ ֮

֮֮ߵ ֤ ָ ֙ֆ ָ ֮ ֣ ׬׸ ׾ֺ ֵԾ ו֮ ֮־ ׬ָ ֻ ִ ֮ ׾ֺ ֵ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

 

DEMAND FOR UPGRADATION OF BHUNTAR AIRPORT (KULLU)

AND INTRODUCTION OF NEW FLIGHTS OF INDIAN AIRLINES

AND OTHER PRIVATE AIRLINES

..

SHRIMATI VIPLOVE THAKUR (HIMACHAL PRADESH): I would like to draw the kind attention of this august House to the insufficient flight services and lack of other essential facilities at Bhuntar Airport (Kullu). Lots of foreign tourists visit Manali, Kullu and many other nearby places every year. Several tourist and pilgrimage centres around Kullu, its Dusharah celebrations, and other religious centres, attract lakhs of people throughout the country.

The existing facilities at Bhuntar Airport (Kullu) are unable to cope with the manifold rise in air passenger traffic. Therefore, there is an urgent need for upgradation of Bhuntar Airport to facilitate the journey of tourists and pilgrims visiting Himachal Pradesh.

So, I urge upon the Government to make its best endeavours to upgrade Bhuntar Airport immediately and connect Kullu to the other major cities of the country by air introducing air services of Indian Airlines and other private airlines. These air services will inspire the foreign tourists to travel Himachal Pradesh also, who visit Rajasthan and other parts of the country. It will also be useful for the businessmen leaving for Delhi frequently and it will become a source of revenue for the Ministry of Civil Aviation.

(Ends)

CONCERN OVER DAMAGE CAUSED BY

HEAVY RAINS IN GUJARAT.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, every one welcomes rains during rainy season. However, there are occasions when heavy rains create problems for rural India and for big cities too. Last week, there were heavy rains in Kheda, Anand, Baroda, Surat and other areas of South Gujarat. Many persons lost their lives. Property worth crores of rupees was damaged. The highway from Gujarat to Mumbai was closed for many days due to traffic. Rail services also were affected. Great difficulties were faced by women and school children. It was reported that the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India, called a meeting of officers from the affected States. Let this House know what relief is given to those who died due to heavy rains. What about relief given for loss and damage of property, and loss of household articles? The worst situation was in poor bastis. What help was given to those affected in slums? Has the Government verified the preventive plans, if any, by various State Governments, particularly, Gujarat and Maharashtra? What about small boats? What about medical relief etc.? What about food to the school children who are in difficulties for the last 3-4 days in Kheda district and Dhaulka Taluka? Attention is also invited to 20 ONGC workers working on drilling site in the Bay of Cambay. What help and assistance was given by the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas? Are the workers saved from the disaster? All this information may please be given to the House. (Ends)

(Followed by PK/4a)


-VP/PK/4A/6.20

DEMAND TO AMEND NURSING COUNCIL ACT, 1947

SHRI C. PERUMAL (TAMIL NADU): Sir, there is a great demand for nurses in our country. Not only in India, there is also a great demand for Indian nurses in Europe, North America and Gulf countries. Since there are not enough nursing colleges in the Government sector to meet the demand, many private nursing colleges have mushroomed in our country. The health sector is ready for a revamp; therefore, thousands of nurses and other supporting medical staff would be required. Moreover, considering that Indian nurses are sincere, dedicated and patiently handle patients, there is always a demand for them abroad. It is estimated that one lakh nurses will be required in the next five years in abroad only, not to speak of our domestic requirement. But, unfortunately, there are few colleges in the Government sector and private colleges, which are recognised by the State Governments, gearing themselves up to meet the demand.

But the nursing education offered by private colleges is not recognized, and, as such the nurses do not get jobs in the Government hospitals, but they get jobs in private hospitals. It is really an anomaly that a nurse who can get a job at a more salary in a private hospital cannot get a job in a Government hospital, and that too when there are not enough government nursing colleges.

Therefore, I demand that courses imparted by private colleges in the nursing sector should be recognised and nurses should be eligible to get jobs in the Government hospitals. I also demand the Nursing Council Act, 1947, which is an outdated one, should be amended suitable to achieve the purpose.

(Ends)

CONCERN OVER SCARCITY OF DRINKING WATER IN DARJJEELING

SHRI SAMAN PATHAK (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I thank you for having given me this opportunity to mention here one of the glaring problems of Darjeeling Hills in the State of West Bengal.

The problem is about the scarcity of drinking water in and around Darjeeling town including other hill towns Kurseong, Kalimpong, Mirik and other villages of this district. Every year, especially during the summer season, when a large number of tourists visit Darjeeling, the problem is increased. The scarcity affects not only tourists and visitors, but also the local people. Recently, the Central and the State Government have taken a decision to start a new project for water pumping from Balason river and distributed among the people of Darjeeling, but it is insufficient to meet the need of the people.

Previously, only Darjeeling town was facing the drinking water problem, but, at present, other towns and villages of Darjeeling Hills are also facing the same, forcing the people to buy impure water at a high rate during the dry season. Hill areas, with healthy climate, are places of tourist attraction, but due to the want of drinking water, the tourist traffic is being diverted elsewhere. Water crisis has been hampering the tourism industry, which is the backbone of Darjeeling's economy.

So, I urge upon the Central Government to provide special fund for tapping new sources and increase the water supply system for the people of Darjeeling Hills. (Ends)

(Followed by 4B/PB)


PB/4B/6.25

NEED TO BRING ALL DISTRICTS OF TRIPURA UNDER NATIONAL RURAL EMPLOYMENT GUARANTEE PROGRAMME.

 

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR (TRIPURA.): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, the subject of my Special Mention is 'Need to bring all districts of Tripura under the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme.'

Sir, in the State of Tripura, there are four districts. So far as the introduction of National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme in the State is concerned, only the Dhalai district has been taken up under this programme. There is no doubt that this selection is appropriate. But the situation of Tripura has to be considered in the right earnest. There are two large sections of people deserving keen attention from the Centre. One section consists of the helpless people compelled to come over to Tripura from the then East Pakistan. This was the dire consequence of partition of India. The task of their rehabilitation was not taken up appropriately. The other large section consists of the tribal people, the most backward segment of the population. Besides Dhalai district, the population of the other districts are like this: (a) In West Tripura district, the rural population goes up to 73.25 per cent; Scheduled Tribes -- 25.24 per cent; and Scheduled Castes -- 19.30 per cent. (b) In North district, the rural population is -- 89.34 per cent; Scheduled Tribes -- 25.42 per cent, Scheduled Castes -- 14.06 per cent. And, (c) In South district, rural population is 92.9 per cent; Scheduled Tribes -- 37.68 per cent; Scheduled Tribes -- 16.5 per cent.

There is practically no industry in the State. The figure of unemployment is about 4 lakhs against 33 lakhs of total population. The State has suffered heavily due to the problem of insurgency. The State is one of the most backward and remotest States of the country.

So, I urge upon the Government to include all districts of the State in the National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme during this year itself. ...(Interruptions)... (Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: That is not there in the approved text. ...(Interruptions)... The next is, Shri K. Chandran Pillai.

NEED FOR SETTING UP OF PETRO CHEMICAL HUB AT COCHIN

SHRI K. CHANDRAN PILLAI (KERALA): The Committee of the Government of India on Feedstock Policy and Pricing for Petroleum, Chemicals and Petrochemical Investment Regions (PCPIR) headed by Petroleum Secretary, identified Cochin along with six other locations best suited for setting up of petrochemical hubs. The setting up of petrochemical hub at Cochin will enhance greatly the overall economic development of the State as a whole which is lagging far behind in the industrial and economic development cursed with high rate of unemployment.

But according to the recent news reports appearing in the Press, Cochin seems to have been excluded from the sites selected for the PCPIR project.

Hence, I urge upon the Government to take urgent measures for the inclusion of Cochin for the establishment of the Petrochemical hub and commence work without any further delay. (Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House stands adjourned to meet tomorrow at 11.00 a.m.

*******

The House then adjourned at twenty-eight minutes

past six of the clock till eleven of the clock

on Thursday, the 3rd August, 2006.

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