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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The question is:

That the Bill to establish and incorporate a teaching

University for promotion and development of English

and other Foreign Languages and their Literature,

and to provide for matters connected therewith or

incidental thereto, be taken into consideration.

 

The motion was adopted.

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clause 2 was added to the Bill

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 3, there is one amendment (No.2) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 3 -- Establishment of the University

 


SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

 

2.                 That at page 3, line 2, the words "Central Institute of' be deleted.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

Clause 3, as amended, was added to the Bill.

 

Clauses 4 and 5 were added to the Bill.

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 6, there is one amendment (No.3) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 6 -- Powers of the University

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

3. That at page 4, line 11, for the word "organisation" the words "educational institution", be substituted.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

Clause 6, as amended, was added to the Bill.

 

Clause 7 was added to the Bill.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In clause 8, there is one amendment (No.4) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 8 -- University open to all classes, castes and creeds.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

4.     That at page 5, lines 18 and 19, for the words "physically

handicapped" the words "persons with disabilities", be

substituted.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

Clause 8, as amended, was added to the Bill.

 

Clauses 9 and 21 were added to the Bill.

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 22, there is one amendment (No.5) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 22 -- Court

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

5.     That at page 7, after line 44, the following be inserted, namely,-

"Provided that such number of members as may be prescribed by the Statutes shall be elected from among the teachers, employees and students of the University."

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

Clause 22, as amended, was added to the Bill.

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 23, there is one amendment (No.6) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 23 -- Executive Council

 

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

 

6.     That at page 8, after line 11, the following be inserted, namely-

 

"Provided that such number of members as may be prescribed by the Statutes shall be from among the elected members of the Court."

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

Clause 23, as amended, was added to the Bill.

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 24, there is one amendment (No.7) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 24 -- Academic Council

 


SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

 

7.     That at page 8, after line 16, the following be inserted, namely-

 

"Provided that such number of members as may be prescribed by the Statutes shall be from among the elected members of the Court who are teachers of the University."

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

Clause 24, as amended, was added to the Bill.

 

Clauses 25 and 29 were added to the Bill.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 30, there are two amendments (Nos. 8 and 9) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 30 -- Power to make Ordinances

 

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

 

8.     That at page 10, line 12, the word "discipline" be deleted.

9.     That at page 10, line 15, after the words "institutions and other agencies", the words "not involving the carrying on any activity for profit" be insterted.

 

The questions were put and the motions were adopted.

Clause 30, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 31 to 34 were added to the Bill.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 35, there is one amendment (No.10) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 35 -- Conditions of service of employees

 

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

 

10. That at page 11, after line 24, the following be inserted, namely-

"Provided that nothing in this sub-section shall preclude the employee from availing of the judicial remedies available under articles 32 and 226 of the Constitution."

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 35, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 36 and 46 were added to the Bill.

(Followed by 2b/tdb)

TDB-AKA/2B/1.05

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In the Schedule, there are seven amendments (No. 11 to 17) by the hon. Minister.

The Schedule

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

11. That at page 17, lines 23 and 24, for the words "the Executive

Council, the Academic Council and the College Development

Council" the words, "the Executive Council and the Academic

Council" be substituted.

12. That at page 17, line 30, the words "The College Development

Council" be deleted.

13. That at page 17, line 33, the words "The College Development

Council" be deleted.

14. That at page 17, lines 35 and 36, for the words "The Executive

Council, the Academic Council and the College Development

Council" the words, "The Executive Council and the Academic

Council" be substituted.

15. The at page 20, line 40, the words "and discipline" be deleted.

16. That at page 22, after line 9, the following be inserted, namely -

"(iia) one person to be nominated by the Court;"

17. That at page 28, for lines 30 to 33, the following be substituted,

namely -

"(ii) twenty students to be nominated by the Academic Council on

the basis of merit in studies, sports and extra curricular activities;

and

(iii) such number of elected representatives of students as may be

prescribed by the Academic Council;"

The questions were put and the motions were adopted.

The Schedule, as amended, was added to the Bill.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 1, there is one amendment (No. 1) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 1 -- Short title and commencement

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

(1) That at page 1, line 3, the words "Central Institute of" be deleted.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 1, as amended, was added to the Bill.

The Enacting Formula, the Preamble and the Title were added to the Bill.

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I move:

That the Bill, as amended, be passed.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, we take up the Special Mentions. Dr. Gyan Prakash Pilania, not here. Shri Amar Singh.

SPECIAL MENTIONS

CONCERN OVER INFILTRATION OF ISI IN INDIAN ARMY

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ֳ֯ן , ֙֋ ָߵ ׮ָ֮ ӡ ֕ ֱ֟ ָ ֯, ֮ߵ ֮׸ ß־ ׾ָ׬ֵ ֣ ֮ ָ֟ , ִԮ : ӡ ׮־ ֮ ֙֋ ׯ֔ ֻ , ׾־ָ ֤ ׻֋ ֮ ֮և և , ֤ ֟ ֋Ӆ (ִ֯)

DEMAND TO INVESTIGATE ALLEGED CHEATING

OF FARMERS IN CHHATTISGARH

ֻ (֜) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ׾ִֻ֮ߵ ׾ֵ ֯ ן ß , ו ׾ֵ - ֮֕ӤӾ ֮ Ի ֛-י ֵָ֯ ֻ ָ ֮օ

, ֜ ֕ ֮֕ӤӾ וֻ ִ ֛-י ֯׸ ֻ ָ Ի ֛-י Ù׾ֵ, , ֱ ֻ ִ ׻ֵָ ן ֋ ֳ פ־ , ָ 30 ןֿ֟ ֮ ָָ ָ פ ֋, ִ߮ ָ ־, ״ֻ ֮ ֻ þֵ ׻ֵօ

֛-י ִ ָ ߕ ֲֻ ֋ ֋, ֲָ ߕ ֲָ ָ ׸ ָ ָ և ׿ י ֮ ָ ֛֬ ֮ ֮֕ӤӾ וֻ 15 ֮ ׿ָ ו֮ ֮ פֵ ֵ, ִ ָߵ Ù , פ ֈ׿֯, כ, ֮֕ӤӾ, ׮ֵ֮ כ, פ

ָָ ֙ֆ ߑ ӓ և ֋

(ִ֯)

('2c/sch' ָ )

SCH/SSS/1.10/2C

CONCERN OVER LACK OF MOBILE TELEPHONE FACILITIES IN MEGHALAYA

 

ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ (™ߵ ֮֕֬ , פ): , ֵֿ ֟ ֮ ݻ֤ ߴ ֙ ֵֻ ã ָߵ ӓָ և ֮ ֻ ֮ ֲֻ , ו ָ ݻ֤ ߴ ָ- ֕ ׾׳֮ ã֮ߵ ָ ֮ ״֡ Ӳ׬ֵ ֟֓ߟ ׻֋ ݻ֤ ָ ݻ֤ ֲ ֛ և ֮ ֻ ֮ ִ ָ ֲֻ ֋ և ֛ ֵ ֮ ׸֮ ֟֓ߟ ׻֋

ߴ־֟ ָߵ ׸ ݻ֤ ִ ߯ ꌿ֮ ֻ -֮ ָ , ׻ - ݻ֤ ߴ ֵֻ ֮ ״֡ Ӳ׬ֵ ָ ָߵ ׸ ݻ֤ ӟָ™ߵ ׻֋ ֱ ֓ ֛

֤ ִ֬ ָָ ֳ ߴ־֟ ӓָ ֋ ָߵ֟ ָ֬ ָ ֲֻ ֋ ֮ ָָ ֮ ׾ִֻ ֮֋ (ends)

CONCERN OVER SELLING OF SHARES OF

THE UNI TO A TV COMPANY

 

־ָ (ײָ): , 拮ֆև, ו ã֮֯ 1961 Ϭִ֮ӡ ־ֻ , ߲ 60 ןֿ֟ ָ .. ֮ ָߤ ׻֋ 拮ֆև þֵ֢֟ þ֟ӡ֟ ֣ ֤֕ ׻֋ ָ֟ ֮ ֵ כ þ֟ӡ ׮¯ ִָ֓ Ͼ ׻֋ ã֮֯ ߅ ã ׸ ָ֬ ָ ֮ ֮ 25 () ֮ , ו ֳӿ 拮ֆև ײ ָߵ ӡ ׻֋ ֟ ֮ , ׮֕ ֮ וֿ ־ 拮ֆև ߮ ԓ׸ ß פ ֵ ԓָ ֲ֤ ָֻ פ ֵ 拮ֆև ԓָ ߲ ߮ Ӥ֮ ֳ ֮֕ן Ϭִ֮ӡ ֡ ׻ ֮ ׬ָ ͮ ׻֋ 拮ֆև ã֮֯ և ߲ ׾֛֮ 40 ֤ ׮֕ ֮ ָߤ ֮ ׬ָ ִ֮ ׿ֿ

拮ֆև پ þֵ֢֟ ָָ ֯ ״ ׮ֳև ן׸ ֵ֟ ־ 拮ֆև ß ָ ִ߮ ӓָ ֋ և , ™ߵ ã

֤ ֮ ӟ ӳ߸ ׾ֵ ֮ ָָ ß (Ends)

SHRIMATI JAYA BACHCHAN (UTTAR PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Ali Anwar.

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Ali Anwar.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT (WEST BENGAL): Sir, we all want to associate ourselves with the Special Mention made by Shri Ali Anwar.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Okay.

DEMAND TO SAVE LAKHS OF BEEDI WORKERS

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, the Cigarettes and Other Tobacco Products (Prohibition of Advertisement and Regulation of Trade and Commerce, Production, Supply and Distribution) Act 2003 and the rules framed under the Act have created serious problem for over 50 lakh beedi workers employed in Beedi Industry all over the country threatening their employment and livelihood. If the Act is implemented, it will create serious problems for the industry and beedi workers since some of the provisions are extremely difficult to implement. These provisions ultimately favour Mini Cigarette industry and denies level playing field for the Beedi Industry. In particular, Section 7 of the Act is not possible for Beedi Industry to implement and it would be most appropriate if the Beedi Industry were exempted from the purview of this section of the Act. While the objective of discouraging consumption of tobacco in any form is laudable, the manner in which the Act seeks to achieve this objective will make the objective fall flat since it would result in promoting Mini Cigarettes, besides threatening the livelihood of 50 lakh Beedi workers, mostly hailing from the most downtrodden and poorest sections of the society. The Government has not provided any rehabilitation project for these Beedi workers who are expected to lose livelihood following enforcement of the Act. Thank you. (Ends)

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Moinul Hassan.

SHRI PRASANTA CHATTERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Moinul Hassan.

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY (KARNATAKA): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Moinul Hassan.

SHRIMATI N. P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH: Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Moinul Hassan.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT (WEST BENGAL): Sir, we all want to associate ourselves with the Special Mention made by Shri Moinul Hassan.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Okay. (Followed by NBR/2D)

-SSS/NBR-MCM/2D/1.15.

REQUEST FOR GRANTING PERMISSION FOR ORGANISING REGIONAL SARAS FAIR AT PUNE, AURANGABAD AND NAGPUR

 

SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, the Government of Maharashtra had sought permission of the Union Government for organising Regional SARAS Fair at Pune, Aurangabad and Nagpur on 31st January, 2007. It was pointed out that there was a tremendous response from the public at the Mahalaxmi Regional SARAS Fair organised in Mumbai between 23rd December, 2005 and 3rd January, 2006, and the total sale of the products manufactured by SGSY, SHGs/SWAROJGARIS was to the tune of Rs. 2.2 crores. Similarly, to widen the scope of the market for these products, the Maharashtra Government had requested to grant permission for holding a regional SARAS at Pune during summer, at Aurangabad and Nagpur during winter, as all the three metro cities, with a sizeable purchasing power, will be useful and beneficial to all. The State Government of Maharashtra reminded the Government of India on 5th January, 2006, for granting permission immediately so that the Maharashtra Government is able to hold this Regional SARAS during the coming winter.

Sir, as the matter is pending for a long-time, I urge upon the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India, to kindly take necessary steps for granting permission which will be of great benefit to the people as well as to the Government of Maharashtra. Thank you.

(Ends)

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Smt. Supriya Sule. It is a very important Special Mention.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: It is also her maiden Special Mention.

SHRI BRINDA KARAT: Yes, Sir. It is her maiden Special Mention. So, we also congratulate her.

SHRI ROBERT KHARSHIING (MEGHALAYA): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Smt. Sule.


INEFFICIENT DISTRIBUTION OF RELIEF

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I rise to draw the attention of this House to the alarming inefficiency in relief distribution. There is a general impression about the inefficiency, misallocation and corruption in the distribution of relief by local agencies. The normal financial procedures are often not followed due to exigency. Yet, the local authorities have to be accountable to ensure due diligence in distributing relief efficiently to the affected population. The recent incidents of distribution of less than Rs. 100 as relief in parts of UP and recurrence of similar cases in other parts of the country, only shows the indifference of governance which is incapable of responding to the desperate needs of people. The Governments announce generous relief in the event of any calamity or accident. However, more important is to ensure efficient delivery of sufficient relief. Administrative bottlenecks, delay in release of funds, poor targeting of beneficiaries, malpractices in distribution, obsolete guidelines are the major constraints that have undermined the very objective of such relief. In the absence of an efficient compliance, the allegations of corruption are only obvious. So, I demand from the Government to inform this House of the case-wise release of relief funds during the last two years, delivery agency and the coverage in each such case. Learning from the past shortcomings, the Government should update the guidelines and streamline the delivery machinery. The Government must set benchmarks to ensure due diligence by the local delivery machinery in targeting the beneficiary. The Government should inform this House on these counts as soon as possible. Thank You. (Ends)


NEED TO SET UP SEPARATE CELL IN PLANNING COMMISSION FOR DEVELOPMENT OF NORTH-EASTERN STATES

 

SHRIMATI SYEDA ANWARA TAIMUR (ASSAM): Thank you very much, Sir, for giving me this opportunity to raise an important issue. It is a well known fact that the North-Eastern Region is very rich in natural and mineral resources. But, in spite of abundant natural resources, unfortunately, we find that no big industry or FDI is coming to this region while this is happening in the case of other States.

I, therefore, urge upon the Government to pay more attention towards the North-Eastern Stats and request, through you, to establish a separate cell under the Planning Commission, which may be entrusted with the job to study and recommend prospects of various industries that can be set up in the North-Eastern Region to generate income and employment opportunities among local people. I believe, there is an ample scope to establish paper industries, agro-based industries, wood and bamboo-based industries, herbal-based industries, in addition to extraction of minerals.

Since the proposed study would be a right step for the overall development of the North-Eastern Region, I would request the Government to kindly take appropriate action in the matter. Thank you.

(Ends) (FOLLOWED BY USY "2E")

NBR-USY/2E/1.20

DEMAND TO INCREASE THE STORAGE CAPACITY

OF MULLAPERIYAR DAM TO 142 FEET

SHRI THANGA TAMIL SELVAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I wish to invite the attention of the Government towards the need to raise the storage capacity of Mullaperiyar Dam, on Tamil Nadu-Kerela border, to 142 feet. Mullaperiyar Dam has been the source of water for irrigation and drinking for the people of the southern districts of Tamil Nadu. However, some years ago, Kerala Government raised objection saying that Mullaperiyar Dam is quite old and water could not be stored beyond 136 feet mark. Since this dam has been the main source of water supply to dry southern districts, Tamil Nadu Government approached the Central Government to intervene in the matter. Thereafter, the Central Water Commission visited the dam, held discussion with engineers and officials of Tamil Nadu and Kerela Government and made some suggestions for increasing the storage height. The Tamil Nadu Government has spent several crore rupees in carrying out the advice of the Central Water Commission. The dam, as suggested by the Central Water Commission, had been strengthened. But the Kerela Government had not been permitting Tamil Nadu to store water to the height of 142 feet. The former AIADMK Government had pursued the matter in the Supreme Court. As a result, the apex court, in its judgement on 27th February, 2006, hd directed the Kerela Government to allow Tamil Nadu to raise the height of the dam to 142 feet. But this judgement has been ignored by the Kerela Government. As Tamil Nadu, being a lower riparian State, has been the worst sufferer, I appeal to the Government to intervene and honour the court verdict and protect the rights of Tamil Nadu.(Ends)

BLOW TO FEDERAL GOVERNANCE

SHRI R. SHUNMUGHASUNDRARAM (TAMIL NADU): Sir, the Naval Officers of the Government of India, deputed at Cochin, had proceeded to the Periyar Dam with 17 personnel, including divers, belonging to the Navy, with some instruments to check the Periyar Dam under the supervision of the I.G. of Kerela. We understand that this exercise had been done at the instance of the Kerala Government.

It is astonishing to note that in a dam, owned and maintained by the Government of Tamil Nadu, the Government of Kerela has taken unilateral action to deliberately interfere with the safety of the dam without taking any permission from the Government of Tamil Nadu and without the knowledge of the Union Ministry of Water Resources.

This activity is not in order, when the Supreme Court of India, in its judgement, dated 27.02.2006, had categorically observed that the dam was safe to store water up to 142 ft. level. In a federal set up, the Government of India should not have sent defence experts to inspect a dam site, involved in an interstate dispute, at the request of one State Government, and that too when the matter is sub judice.

We request the Government of India to take immediate steps to stop such unlawful activities. (Ends) (Followed by 2f -- VP)

-USY/VP/SC/1.25/2F

 

CONCERN OVER CARCINOGENIC

SUBSTANCE IN WATER IN DELHI

SHRI KARNENDU BHATTACHARJEE (ASSAM): Sir, the recent study conducted by the Central Pollution Control Board based on 30 locations of the National Capital has revealed that the level of total trihalomethanes (TTHM) is more than three to four times of WHO standard of 60 micrograms a litre.

TTHM is made of organic substances like chloroform, bromoform and bromedichloromethane, which are responsible for cancer of colon, rectum, bladder and miscarriages. TTHM is formed with reaction of chlorine with small concentrations of naturally occurring organic materials available in high levels in Yamuna. The same is also formed during the process of water distribution during reaction of chlorine with metals.

Western countries have adopted water purification process to lower the TTHM level. While the U.S. is following five level water purification system; India has only three level system. The two additional levels of water purification system adopted by the U.S. relate to chemical treatment and oconisation, which kills TTHMs.

According to a doctor of the Delhi Medical Council, if the concentration of TTHM is more than 0.46 microgram in a litre, the water can cause cancer, which is the greatest possibility according to Dr. John's Study published in the Southern DataStream U.S. Medical Journal. Therefore, the grave risk to life of the residents of the National Capital should be appreciated by the Government in all seriousness.

I would, therefore, urge upon the Government to take all possible remedial steps immediately. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER CONTINUIING ATROCITIES

ON DALITS IN KARNATAKA

SHRI B.K. HARIPRASAD (KARNATAKA): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, with protests raging nation-wide over the recent killing of Dalits at Khairlanji in Maharashtra yet to abate, I rise to narrate the harrowing episode of caste atrocities targeting Dalits in Kadkal in the Bijapur District of Karnataka reported last month. In Kadkal, caste Hindus are imposing punishment on Dalit families in the village whose only crime was to have drawn water from the village tank. They have enforced total economic and social boycott of Dalits, mostly agricultural labourers. Dalits were denied work, barred from drawing ration, and denied access to common water source. In the last seven months, forty such incidents have been reported from different parts of Karnataka.

It is no consolation that the Scheduled Tribes and the Scheduled Castes Prevention of Atrocities Act is still alive and kicking in the Statute Book with, approximately, 1250 cases being booked every year for the last five years, with convictions having been woefully low; 24 in 2002 and just five in 2005.

With the hindsight gained from the Khairlanji backlash that set Solapur aflame for days together, the Centre should act fast in preventing such crimes on Dalits and making provisions under the POA Act really work and work fast. (Ends)

MS. MABEL REBELLO (JHARKHAND): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I also associate myself with it.

SHRI K. KESHAVA RAO (ANDHRA PRADESH): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I also associate myself with it.

SHRI MANGANI LAL MANDAL (BIHAR): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

PROF. RAM DEO BHANDARY (BIHAR): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I also associate myself with it.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT (WEST BENGAL): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I also associate myself with it.

SOME HON. MEMBERS: Sir, we all associate ourselves with it.

CONCERN OVER DELAY IN HEARING

OF CASES OF PRISONERS

SHRI SHATRUGHAN SINHA (BIHAR): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I thank you very much. Sir, with your kind permission, first and foremost, I would like to congratulate Mrs. Sule on her maiden entry into this House, and, especially, her maiden speech. Mrs. Sule, the worthy daughter of a great father, Mr. Sharad Pawar, has really spoken very well. I support, applaud, and appreciate her.

ֳ֯ן , ֯ ֳָ ֮֯ ֕-ְ פ ߻ ־և ׾ֵ ָ ֮֯ ֮ ̟֕ , ׸ ָ פ ן֛ 100 ׬ Ӥ ֮ ֬ ׬ ֕ ֙ ־֕ ֵֵֻ ߻ ־և ׯ֔ ׸ , ו֮ ֕ ׬ , ָ ֵֵֻ ֕ ֱֻ ߻ ־և ԅ

(2 ָ ֟:)

NB/PB/2G/1.30

֡㑮 ֮ (֟) : פ Ӥ פ ָ֮ ֋, ܵ ֛ פ ߻ ֟ߕ ׮֟, ֵ֟ , ָ ֮ ׮׿֟ ߻ ־և , ׵ ׬ָ ד֟ , ӯ ׵ ֻ ״ֵ ָ ӳ־ ִ פ ֕ ֱ ֟ ֟, ֵֵֻ ָ ׮ֻ֓ ֻ֟ ֻ ֤־ ֵ ֟

ֳ֯ן , ֵֵֻ, ׾ֿ ֵֵֻ ָ ֜ ־ ֲ ׸ד֟ ־֕ ϵ ׵ ֻ ֨ӟ ֣ ֵ ֮ ׸ ׻ ׬ָ , ֣, ־ ָ ӯ ֵ ־ã ָ ִ ָ ֻ ֋, ֱ ӡ ׻֋, ׻ ׻֋ օ ãן ָ ׻֋ ֻ֟ ־ֿ ֋ ֮ (ִ֯)

֮֕ן ֤ (ײָ) : ֮ ïֻ ֮ ֣ ִ֨

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shrimati Hema Malini; not present. Shri Ram Narayan Sahu.

NEED FOR FINANCIAL PACKAGE FOR FARMERS IN THE COUNTRY.

ִ ֵָ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ֤ ֮ ָָ ֿ֤߻ ־ָ ™ Ӳ ӟָ֕ ֤ ֮ ׻֋ ֟ , ֡ 4 ֕ 31 וֻ , ו ׻֋ ָָ ֻ 16,978 ֋ þ ԟ ֕ כ ֮ ֮ ִõ ֮ ׻֋ ߴָ և֕ ӟָ֕ ֛, ֤ ָ֓ օ

, ִ֮ ֓ ו֮ ־֮ ֮ ִ֮ ֮ ß - "ֵ ־֮ ֵ ֮" ӳ־֟: ֟Դ֮ ָָ ֣״ֆ ֮ ןִ ׌ , ֣ ָ ן ׮֬׸ ߅

ִ֮֮ߵ ףֵ, ֛֟ ֮ ׯֻ֮ ֟ , ָ ֮ ׯֻ֮ ׻֋ ֛֮ ӟָ֕ ֮ ׾־ : ָָ ָ߲ ֮ ֮ߵ ٣ ִ֟ ֤֯ ׮֬׸ ֤֯ ֮ ֋, ֕ , ٣ ״ֻ֮ ֲ ָ߲ ֮ ֱ ֟ ֟ , ׾ֿ ֮ ֮ Ͼע ֜߅ ôָ ֮ ָ֮ ֱ ֯ןֵ ָ Ͼע ֜, ֮ Ӥ ֟ ? ֕ ָ ֮ ֻ֟ ֲָ ָ ֻ֟, ׻ ׻֋ þ֓ Ϥ֮ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

ִ ̴֕ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮ ïֻ ֮ ֣ ִ֨

شری ابو عاصم اعظمی "اتر پردیش" : میں اپنے کو اس اسپیشل مینشن کے ساتھہ سمبدّھہ کرتا ہوں۔

֮־ָ ֻ ֻ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮ ïֻ ֮ ֣ ִ֨

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shri Shreegopal Vyas; not present. Shri Vijaykumar Rupani; not present. Dr. Barun Mukherjee

(Followed by 2h/SKC)

2h/1.35/skc-akg

NEED TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS AND STANDARD OF

THE NATIONAL LIBRARY

 

DR. BARUN MUKHERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Thank you, Sir, for granting me the permission to make the Special Mention.

Sir, the National Library situated in Kolkata bears the traditional, cultural and intellectual heritage of the country. It has its origin in the famous nineteenth century Calcutta Public Library and Fort William College Library, which were eventually merged into the Imperial Library in 1903. After Independence, it was christened as the National Library in 1948, and most befittingly, listed in the Constitution as an Institution of National Importance.

Since 1948, all round development and steady progress of the National Library were witnessed for about four decades. But, of late, the users of the National Library have started feeling disappointed at the gradual deterioration of its services. In such a situation, the Government's casual approach to the problems appears to be more disappointing and disturbing. Nineteen committees have since been formed but many of their recommendations have not been implemented. More than 200 posts are lying vacant, while only nine Directors were given charge since 1990. And, in the process, the National Library has failed to act as the leader of libraries in the country as per UNESCO recommendation. To aggravate the situation, the Government has, on certain occasions, planned to shift the National Library from Kolkata or to convert it into an autonomous institution. The users of the National Library obviously feel that its constitutional position is being undermined.

In such a grave situation, the leading library organizations, along with the employees of the National Library, had organized a convention on 17th November 2006 and adopted a 15-point resolution for the active consideration of the Union Government. I urge upon the concerned Ministry to take immediate measures in the matter and help the National Library to regain its past glorious standing. (Ends)

SHRI PRASANTA CHATTERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

CONCERN OVER ILLEGAL SPEED-BREAKERS ON

NATIONAL HIGHWAY NO. 12

 

׻֟ ֟ (֕ã֮) : ֳ֯ן , ™ߵ ִ֕ ܵ 12 ֵ֯--ֻ־֛-ֻ ֲֻ֯ ֟ ™ߵ ִ֕ ָ ֵ֟֟ ֮֟ פ-ןפ ֜ ֻ ™ߵ ִ֕ -֛ ò Ѿ ׮֟ ã֮ ָ ևԯ ֮ , ֣ - ֵ֯ ߓ ׮־և, , 殤 ־ ã֮ ָ 6-7 ã֮ ָ ™ߵ ִ֕ Ѿ ָ ִ֮֟: ™ߵ ִ֕ ָ ן ָ , ™ߵ ִ֕ ܵ 12 ָ ֵ֯ ֻ־֛ ߓ 100 ׬ ן ָ ן ָ כև ־ ֮ ֲ ֵ֮ ֵ ֲ - ֙ , ָ ֛ פ ֟ ָ ֿ ־ã ָ ד֮ ֛ ָ ׸ִ֟: ָ ԙ֋ , ֮ ־ִ֮ ׾֬ ֣-֣ ָ ֮ ֻ סֵ ֱ ™

׾ֿ ׸ ֮֮ߵ ֻ ׸ ӡ ׮־ ן ָ ߑ ֮ ־ã ֋ ֻ֮ ևԾ ׸ כ ֛ ֟Դ֮ 4 ֤ 6 ׸ٟ֟ : ֵ ևִ ִֵ ֟ ֮ ֮ ֛ Ѿ ò ׮ և ֮֮ ֻ ֛ ָ ָ ָ ׮ִ ן ֋ (ִ֯) (2j ָ )


HK/2j/1.40

CONCERN OVER PROBLEMS OF TELECOMMUNICATION

IN THE BORDER AREAS

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR (TRIPURA): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, people of the international border area are being deprived of the facility of tele-communication, particularly the facility of mobile phones. The BSNL is not inclined to provide land-line phones beyond 5 km from the towers. As regards WLL connections, the sets are not available in adequate numbers. As regards, mobile phones, the clearance from the Defence is reasonably not available. Owing to these reasons, the people residing in the international border area are being deprived of the telephonic connections.

In the case of Tripura, the matter is very serious. More than 80 per cent of the boundary of Tripura falls on the international border with Bangladesh. A large population of the State is living between zero line and 10 km distance from the border. There is one district headquarter situated in the border. There is a good number of sub-divisional towns situated on the border. Moreover, a large number of villages lie on the border. The families capable of availing telephonic connections are also not small in number. There is large demand for mobile phones also.

As the Ministries of Home, Defence, and Tele-communication are involved in the matter, I would like to urge the hon. Prime Minister to be so generous to consider the issue, resolve the barriers and have the border people well-connected with tele-communication which is their legitimate right as citizens of the country like those residing inside the State. (Ends)

SHRI MANGANI LAL MANDAL (BIHAR): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Matilal Sarkar.

SHRI SAMAN PATHAK (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Matilal Sarkar.

CONCERN OVER VIOLATION OF RESERVATION

IN GOVERNMENT JOBS BY OUTSOURCING

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, while there has been a consistent demand for extension of reservation in the employment for SC/ST and other weaker sections in private sector also, reservations in Government jobs is being annulled by resorting to outsourcing of jobs and contract employment. In Government, both Central and State, all Departments are engaged in out-sourcing. Some vacancies are being filled through employment on contract basis or temporary basis. In fact, many vacancies so filled are actually reserved for SC/ST categories. Another regretful feature of this is that eligibility criteria also are given a go-bye.

Recource to outsourcing has a further fillip due to a recent Supreme Court verdict which ruled that all those recruited other than through stipulated procedure need not be regularized.

As a result, the Government has embarked upon a course which perpetuates twin-injustices in one step. Henceforth, the constitutional provision for reservation of jobs to SC/ST would not be observed in recruitment because there would be no recruitment. And there would be no regular employment because vacancies are filled through contract employment. This is a great social injustice, if not an outrage.

I urge the Government to make immediate amendment to this practice and ensure regular recruitment which ensures reservation for SC/ST as guaranteed in the Constitution and also regularization. Thank you. (Ends)

SHRIMATI JAYA BACHCHAN (UTTAR PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Penumalli Madhu.

SHRI TARINI KANTA ROY (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Penumalli Madhu.

SHRI R. SHUNMUGASUNDARAM (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Shri Penumalli Madhu.

SHRI MANGANI LAL MANDAL (BIHAR): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by Penumalli Madhu. (Followed by 2k/KSK)

KSK/PSV/1.45/2K

NEED TO CREATE JOB OPPORTUNITIES IN JHARKHAND TO SAVE TRIBAL GIRLS FROM EXPLOITATION

MS. MABEL REBELLO (JHARKHAND): Sir, this comes to draw your kind attention to the exploitation of tribal girls of Jharkhand. I had raised this issue on the floor of Rajya Sabha in the year 2003. The then Prime Minister, Shri A.B. Vajpayee, had given me an assurance on the floor of the House that he would immediately attend to this social sector problem. But, nothing seems to have been done, since the poor of India are voiceless. This is a very serious problem, which has assumed menacing proportion.

The poorest districts of India - Simdega and Gumla - induce migration of girls as domestic servants in metropolitan cities. Thousands of girls are brought to these cities annually and 50 per cent of them are lured in flesh trade and even killed. They never return home. Large numbers of them incur AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Recently, these girls have been taken to Haryana to marry. Haryana has a large number of bachelors who can't find brides because of female infanticide practised there. A large number of them are killed and harassed because of their not being able to adjust properly.

Because of stark poverty and lack of avenues to earn, they venture of their homestead and come to cities. These cruel sharks of metropolitan towns exploit them to the hilt.

Please, do the needful to create job opportunities in tribal areas of Chota Nagpur belt, more particularly Simdega and Gumla districts of Jharkhand so that these unfortunate occurrences are stopped urgently and help tribals to lead a decent life in their birthplace. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER DANGER TO EXISTENCE OF SUNDERBANS

֮ ֻ ӛ (ײָ) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ׾ֿ ֻ ֛ ϳ׾֟ -ãֻ ׾ܵ֟ 㮤֮ ß֟ ָ ִ֮

, ֻ ֛ ֋ פ ֮ ֟ ֻ-ßָ ֜-֙ ׸ãן ׾ܵ֟ 㮤֮ ß֟ ָ ֕ ֲ֤ß ֵ ֟ 㮤֮ ָ ׸׬ ֛ ָ ֳ 100 ߯ ߯ ָ ֱ ֳ 10-15 ָ ֮ܵ ־֟ , ׻ ָ ָ ֮־ ֮־ָ ִ-׮ ֵ֮ ֣ י 㮤֮ 12 ߯ ִ ִ ϲֻ ִ־֮ ֣ ߯ ִֻ׬ ߯ ׾ãׯ֟ "ֵԾָ ָ֣ " և ֟־ 㮤֮ ߯ ִ ָ ߯ ״ֻ , פ ֨ "ָ " ֵו֟ ׸ãן 㮤֮ ן פ ָָ ִֵ ֓™ , ֮-ֻ ָ ן ֣-֣ ֵԾָ-֮֮ ָ ֯ ן ָ ֛ פ ָָ ָ ϳ־ֻֿ ָָ ֮ ־ֿ

: פ ָָ ֻ֟ ϳ־ָ ֮ ׻֋, ׾ֿ ִ֬ , ֮ ™ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

REGARDING DEMANDS OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Sir, the Central Government had appointed Sixth Pay Commission which was overdue. The Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers have decided to observe strike on 14.12.2006 to press following demands of the Central Government employees:

1.     Grant interim relief of Rs.1,000/- immediately.

2.     Mandate the Sixth CPC to make its recommendations effective from 01-01-2006.

3.     Set up an independent judicial committee to go into the wages and service conditions of the Grameen Dak Sewaks.

4.     Remove the ceiling arbitrarily imposed in the matter of compassionate appointment.

5.     Lift the ban on recruitment.

6.     Withdrawal of the new pension scheme.

Sir, I request the Finance Minister, in particular, and the Department of Personnel, in general, to arrange meeting with the staff side National Council and discuss the legitimate demands of the Central Government employees. This House should.....

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: These are not the things that you have mentioned in your letter. In the Special Mention, whatever you have submitted, you have to only read that much. Only that much goes on record.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: My concern is....

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No, but that will not go on record. Whatever you have given, only that will go on record.

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL: Okay. The very purpose of JCM was to have frequent meetings of official side and staff side to discuss grievances of the employees and find out solutions to the problems. The hon. Minister of Personnel and the Minister of Finance should take urgent action in this matter. Thank you. (Ends) (followed by 2l)

SK-KLG/2L/1.50

DEMAND FOR RECOGNISING KANNADA AS CLASSICAL LANGUAGE

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY (KARNATAKA): This is regarding the demand for recognising 'Kannada' as a 'Classical Language'. A treasure trove of great literary value and antiquity, Kannada meets all the stipulated criteria. Its early texts and recorded history belong to 252 B.C. The first Kannada literary work, 'Kavirajamarga' was created in 850 A.D. and it refers to some writings earlier than that. The 12th century Kannada Bhakti movement in the form of 'Vachana' or oral expression in unparalleled. Its contemporary 'Keertana', which subsequently become 'Karnataka Sangeetha', is an endearing contribution to Indian music.

Antique Kannada, apart from being literature and culture, also encompassed independent work on many aspects affecting life, viz., medicine, mathematics, veterinary science, agriculture, culinary art and encyclopaedias, in oral and written forms. The epigraphical material in Kannada, numbering over 25,000 inscriptions in stone and copper, are rich in style and content, not found even in Tamil inscriptions. The UNESCO records Kannada as one of the major scripts of the world.

In global perspective, Kannada ranks among the first ten living languages of the world with a history of continuous writing system spanning three millenniums like Hebrew, Chinese and Tamil.

Despite these merits, Kannada is yet to be accorded the 'Classical Language' status. There is simmering discontent and resentment among the people of Karnataka, which is likely to turn violent if the question of recognising Kannada as a 'Classical Language' is not resolved expeditiously. I, therefore, appeal to the Government to decide the issue favourably at the earliest. (Ends)


DEMAND TO RELAX THE NORMS FOR ISSUANCE OF

ARM LICENCE TO PAN HOLDERS

֮־ָ ֻ ֻ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ֯ ֳָ ֌ ֮֯ ֮ ָ פօ ֤ ֮, á և פ ֟ , ִ ֮ י֟ֆ ֟ օ

, ֕ ָָ 70 ןֿ֟ ֕þ 90 ןֿ֟ ִו ֵ ֻ ״ֵ ֯׸ ֮ ָ֟ ׻֋ á և ֮ ׬ י֟ ָ ״ֵ ֯׸ á և ׾׳֮ ã֮ ״ֻ ֤

ו ָ ӡֵֻ "ֻ֟ ָ ־ã" ִ ֮֟ ׾֬ և , ָ "ֻ֟ á և ־ә" ֋ ־ã ֳ PAN ָ ֟ֆ 1000/- ֋ ן׸ ־ ןף Ӥ á և ־י ֋ ״ֵ ֯׸ ֟ ־ օ ָָ ֕þ ָ֜ ֣ ֮ ־ã ָ օ

á և ֮ ׸ ־֮ ־ã և ׻ ׮֤ וֻ Ӳ׬֟ ֮ ׸ ֮ ׻֋ ֬ ߻ָ֤, ֻ֯, , .., .., ..., .. פ ׬׸ ׸ ־֮ ָ֯ ֟ : ָָ ׾ִ֮ PAN ָ ֟ֆ ׻֋ ֻ ã֮ߵ ֮, .. .. ׸ ֵԯ ֮ ֵ ֣ á և ־ә և ֻ֮ ֵ ֋ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

(ָ Ϥ) : ָ, ֋

ִ ̴֕ (ָ Ϥ) : ָ, ֋

 

ִ ֵָ (ָ Ϥ) : ָ, ֋ 2 ָ ...

-SK/YSR/1.55/2M

CONCERN OVER HORRID SCENARIO OF CRIMES AGAINST WOMEN

DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, according to the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), India reports a crime every 17 seconds. In 2005, the country reported 50,26,337 crimes, including 18,22,602 relating to offences under the Indian Penal Code (IPC). The figures could be much higher as only those crimes which were reported to the police were listed. The National Crime Records Bureau Report says that offences against women are most common and are on increase. In 2005, the country reported one molestation every 15 minutes; one crime against women every three minutes; one dowry death every 77 minutes; one rape every 29 minutes; cruelty by husband and relatives one case every nine minutes; and one sexual harassment case every 53 minutes. Rape, molestation, sexual harassment, murder, and dowry deaths were reported more frequently than dacoity, arson or counterfeiting.

Sir, it is distressing that the National Capital, Delhi, tops the list of crime against women. Among the 35 mega cities in the country, those having more than 10 lakh of population and above, Delhi alone reported 33.2 per cent (562 cases) of the total 1,693 rape cases. The report further added that out of 2,409 cases of kidnapping and abduction of women, Delhi recorded 37.4 per cent or 900 cases. The alarming data shows that Delhi continued to be unsafe for women, recording highest rate of crime against the fair sex at 27.6 per cent against the national average of 14.1 per cent. Delhi is followed by Andhra Pradesh, which reported 26.1 per cent of such crimes. Delhi also topped the list of crime against children with 6.5 per cent as compared to national average of 1.4 per cent. I would strongly urge the Union Home Ministry to take urgent steps to check crime explosion against hapless women of India. Thank you, Sir. (Ends)

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

SHRI THANGA TAMIL SELVAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I also associate myself with the Special Mention made by the hon. Member.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House is adjourned to meet at three of the clock.

The House then adjourned for lunch at

fifty-eight minutes past one of the clock.

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