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PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

 

1.  SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM: Sir, I lay on the Table

I.  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. 1571 (E) dated the 19th September, 2006, amending S.O. 1132 (E) dated the 12th August 2005, specifying the Cost Inflation Index (CII) as 519 for the Financial Year 2006-07, for the purposes of Section 48 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

 

(2)       S.O. 1743 (E) dated the 10th October, 2006, authorizing every Chief Commissioner/Director General of Income-tax to issue orders, in writing, for the exercise of powers and performance of functions concurrently by all the Assessing Officers.

 

(3)       S.O. 1796 (E) dated the 19th October, 2006, publishing the Income-tax (Eleventh Amendment) Rules, 2006. 

 

(4)       S.O. 1938 (E) dated the 9th November, 2006, publishing the Income-tax (Thirteenth Amendment) Rules, 2006.

 

(5)       S.O. 1977 (E) dated the 16th November, 2006, notifying the Secretariat of Indian Ocean Memorandum of Understanding on Port State Control as the body and any income arising to the said Secretariat by way of interest on deposits with a banking company to which the Banking Regulation Act, 1949 applies as the specified income for the purposes of clause (42) of section 10 of the Income-tax Act, 1961.

2.  SHRI SONTOSH MOHAN DEV: Sir, I lay on the Table, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956, a copy each   (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(a)  Annual Report and Accounts of the Bharat Heavy  Electricals Limited (BHEL), New Delhi,  for the year 2005-2006, 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.

3.  SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, on behalf of Smt. Ambika Soni, I lay on the Table,  a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(a)    Annual Report and Accounts of the South Central Zone Cultural Centre, Nagpur, for the year 2003-2004, together with the Auditor's 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.

4.  SHRI PREM CHAND GUPTA: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Company Affairs under sub-section 3 of section 620 A  of the Companies Act, 1956:

 

(1)       G.S.R. 517 (E) dated the 31st  August, 2006, amending  G.S.R. 978 dated the 28th May, 1963, carrying out certain substitutions in the said Notification regarding applicability of certain sections of the Companies Act, 1956 to Nidhi Companies.

 

(2)       G.S.R. 546 (E) dated the 9th September, 2006, granting Nidhi status to certain companies under section 620 A of the Companies             Act, 1956.

5.  SHRI S.S. PALANIMANICKAM: Sir, I lay on the Table

I. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification G.S.R. 612 (E), dated the 30th September, 2006, publishing the Service Tax (Fifth Amendment) Rules, 2006, under sub section (4) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994, together with Explanatory Memorandum thereon.

II.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), under sub-section (2) of section 38 of the Central Excise Act, 1944,  together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:

 

(1)          G.S.R. 607 (E) dated the 30th September, 2006, publishing the Central Excise (Second Amendment) Rules, 2006.

 

(2)          G.S.R. 608 (E) dated the 30th September, 2006, publishing the CENVAT Credit (Sixth Amendment) Rules, 2006.

 

(3)          G.S.R. 609 (E) dated the 30th September, 2006, publishing Notification No. 20/2006, Central Excise (N.T.), dated the                  30th September 2006, laying down  the conditions to be satisfied and the procedures to be followed by a person eligible to opt as large taxpayer.

 

(4)          G.S.R. 610 (E) dated the 30th September, 2006, publishing Notification No. 21/2006-Central Excise (N.T.), dated the                 30th September, 2006, amending G.S.R. 182 (E), dated the                  8th March, 2002, notifying the Chief Commissioner, Large Taxpayer Unit with All India jurisdiction over all the Commissioners of Central Excise and Commissioners (Appeals), and the Commissioner, Large Taxpayer Unit and the Commissioner (Appeals), Large Taxpayer Unit with the jurisdiction through out the territory of India.

 

(5)          G.S.R. 611 (E) dated the 30th September, 2006, publishing Notification 22/2006-Central Excise (N.T.), dated the                       30th September, 2006, assigning the officers of various grades posted in the Large Taxpayer Unit, viz. Additional Commissioners, Joint Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners, Assistant Commissioners, Superintendents and Inspectors with the powers of the Central Excise Officers of the corresponding rank.

 

(6)          G.S.R. 630 (E) dated the 12th October, 2006, publishing Notification No. 23/2006-Central Excise (N.T.), dated the                 12th October, 2006, superseding G.S.R. 313 (E), dated the                 16th May, 2005, so as to revise Form ER-1 and Form ER-3 which prescribed for filing monthly/quarterly return for production and removal of goods and other relevant particulars and CENVAT Credit.

 

(7)          G.S.R. 638 (E), dated the 13th October, 2006, publishing Notification No. 41/2006-Central Excise, dated the 13th October, 2006, amending G.S.R 365 (E), dated the 14th June, 2006, rectifying certain omission in the said Notification.

III.  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:

 

(1)       G.S.R. 519 (E) dated the 31st August, 2006, publishing Notification No. 88/2006-Customs, dated the 31st August, 2006, amending (i) G.S.R.  605 (E), dated the 10th September, 2004 to make golf resorts having catering facility eligible for duty free import of food items and alcoholic beverages besides capital goods under Served from India Scheme; and also amending            (ii) G.S.R. 607 (E) dated the 10th September, 2004 to provide that materials permitted under Advance Licence for Annual Requirement shall be of the same quality, technical characteristics and specifications as the materials used in the export of resultant products.

 

(2)          S.O. 1390 (E) dated the 31st August, 2006, publishing the Rules of Determination of Origin of Goods under Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, (formerly known as the Bangkok Agreement) Rules, 2006.

 

(3)          G.S.R. 528 (E) dated the 1st September, 2006, publishing Notification No. 90/2006- Customs, dated the 1st September, 2006, operationalizing the Focus Market Scheme introduced vide paragraph 3.9 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2004-09 in April, 2006.

 

(4)          G.S.R. 529 (E) dated the 1st September, 2006, publishing Notification No. 91/2006- Customs, dated the 1st September, 2006, operationalizing the Focus Market Scheme introduced vide paragraph 3.10 of the Foreign Trade Policy, 2004-09 in                   April, 2006.

 

(5)       S.O. 1397 (E) dated the 2nd September, 2006, publishing Notification No.95/2006Customs (NT), dated 2nd September, 2006, amending S.O. 748 (E) dated the 3rd August, 2001, so as to revise tariff values on Crude Soyabean Oil and Brass Scrap (all grades) based on international prices.

 

(6)       S.O. 1537 (E) dated the 15th September, 2006, publishing Notification No. 105/2006-Customs (NT), dated the                         15th September, 2006, amending S.O. 748 (E), dated the                     3rd August, 2001, so as to revise tariff values on Crude Soya bean Oil and Brass Scrap (all grades) based on international prices.

 

(7)       S.O. 1646 (E) dated the 1st October, 2006 publishing Notification No. 108/2006-Customs (NT), dated the 1st October, 2006, amending S.O. 748 (E), dated the 3rd August, 2001, so as to revise tariff values on Brass Scrap (all grades) based on international prices.

 

(8)          S.O. 1765 (E), dated the 16th October, 2006, publishing Notification No. 109/2006-Customs (NT), dated the 16th October, 2006, amending S.O. 748 (E), dated the 3rd August, 2001, so as to revise tariff values on Brass Scrap (all grades) based on international prices.

 

(9)          S.O. 1859 (E), dated the 31st October, 2006, publishing Notification No. 112/2006-Customs (NT), dated the 31st October, 2006, amending S.O. 748 (E), dated the 3rd August, 2001, so as to revise tariff values on Brass Scrap (all grades) based on international prices.

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

 

(a)    Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of   Public Finance and Policy (NIPFP), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with   the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(c)           Review by Government on the working of the above Institute.

6.  SHRIMATI KANTI SINGH: Sir, I lay on the Table, under sub-section (1) of section 619A of the Companies Act, 1956, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

(i)

(a)

Forty-second Annual Report and Accounts of the Cement Corporation of India Limited (CCI), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, 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.

(ii)

(a)

Twenty-fifth Annual Report and Accounts of the National       Bicycle Corporation of India Limited (NBCIL), Mumbai,  for the year 2005-2006, 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.

 

(c)

Statement by Government on the comments of the Auditor/ Comptroller and Auditor General of India and replies furnished thereto by the management of the Company in the above Report.

(iii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Bharat Bhari Udyog Nigam Limited (BBUNL), Kolkata and its subsidiaries for the year 2005-2006, 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.

(iv)

(a)

Thirty-sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the Engineering Projects (India) Limited, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006,  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.

 

(c)

Statement by Government on the comments of the Auditor/ Comptroller and Auditor General of India and replies furnished thereto by the management of the Company in the above Report.

(v)

(a)

Thirty-sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the  Hindustan Paper Corporation Limited, Kolkata, and its subsidiaries for the year 2005-2006,  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 copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:

 

(a)    Thirty-sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI), Pune, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b)    Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

7.  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 No. F. No. 1965/RMD Bonds., dated the 29th August, 2006, publishing the Small Industries Development Bank of India (Issue and Management of Bonds) Amendment Regulations, 2006, under sub- section 3 of section 52 of the Small Industries Development Bank of India     Act, 1989.

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) Notification No. S.O. 1794 (E), dated the 19th October, 2006, publishing the General Insurance (Employees') Pension (Amendment) Scheme, 2006, under sub-section 5 of section 17A of the General Insurance Business (Nationalisation) Act, 1972.

III.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), under sub-section 3 of section 48 of the Life Insurance Corporation Act, 1956:

 

(1)    G.S.R. 668 (E) dated the 26th October, 2006, publishing the Life Insurance Corporation of India (Staff) Amendment Rules, 2006.

 

(2)       G.S.R. 669 (E) dated the 26th October, 2006, publishing the Life Insurance Corporation (Amendment) Rules, 2006.

IV.  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 19 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1980:

 

(1)       No. 666/3/A1/1441, dated the 28th August, 2006, publishing the Andhra Bank (Officers) Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

 

(2) No. PSB /Staff /OSR /2006 /PSB /Staff /OSR /1982 /5, dated the 20th October, 2006, publishing the Punjab & Sind Bank (Officers') Service Amendment Regulations, 2006.

V.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), under section 31 of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Act, 1992:

 

(1)       S.O. 1935 (E) dated the 9th November, 2006, publishing the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Ombudsman) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

 

(2)       S.O. 1950 (E) dated the 13th November, 2006, publishing the Securities Contracts (Regulation) (Manner of Increasing and Maintaining Public Shareholding in Recognised Stock Exchanges) Regulations, 2006.

VI.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), under sub-section 2 of section 30 of the Regional Rural Banks Act, 1976:

 

(1)       ADVT-III/IV/23--E/2006/Exty, dated the 4th May, 2006, publishing the Rajasthan Gramin Bank (Officers and Employees) Service Regulations, 2006, along with delay statement.

 

(2)       HRD-01/2006-2007/2326, dated the 18th October, 2006, publishing the Satpura Kshetriya Gramin Bank (Officers and Employees) Service Regulations, 2006.

 

(3)   No. AP GUB/Per/A/06-07 dated the 25th October, 2006, publishing the Andhra Pradesh Grameena Vikas Bank (Officers and Employees) Service Regulations, 2006.

VII.  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 19 of the Banking Companies (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Act, 1970:

 

(1)       No. CO/HRD/IRP/2006-07/386, dated the 29th July, 2006, publishing the Central Bank of India (Officers) Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2006, along with delay statement.

 

(2)       No. HRDD/MR/POL/91, dated the 8th September, 2006, publishing the Punjab National Bank (Officers) Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

 

(3)       No. 2/2006, dated the 16th September, 2006, publishing the United Bank of India (Officers) Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

 

(4)       S.O. 02 dated the 16th October, 2006 publishing the Indian Bank (Officers) Service Amendment Regulation, 2006.

 

(5)       No. HO/Admn/F-49/04608(E) dated the 10th November, 2006, publishing the Allahabad Bank (Officers) Service (Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

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

 

(a)  Ninth  Annual Report and Accounts of the Industrial Investment Bank of India Limited, Kolkata, for the year 2005-2006, 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.

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

(i)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above
Council.

(ii)

(a) 

Seventh Annual Report and Accounts of the Pratichi (India) Trust, Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Trust.

(iii)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Institute.

(iv)

(a)  

Nineteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Institute.

(v)

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Centre.

(vi)

(a)

Thirteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the  Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi,  for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.   

 

(b)

Review by Government on the working of the above Centre.

(ENDS)

REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

SHRIMATI SYEDA ANWARA TAIMUR (ASSAM): Sir, I present the following Reports (in English and Hindi) of the Committee on Papers Laid on the Table:

(i)  Hundred-fourth Report regarding Government Notifications/Orders and Annual Reports and Audited Accounts of Government Companies/Organisations laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha during the 206th Session; and

(ii) Hundred-fifth Report regarding Government Notifications/Orders and Annual Reports and Audited Accounts of Government Companies/Organisations laid on the Table of Rajya Sabha during the 207th Session.

(Ends)

REPORTS OF THE PUBLIC ACCOUNTS COMMITTEE

SHRI R.K. DHAWAN (BIHAR): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Reports of Public Accounts Committee (2006-2007):

(i)  Thirty-fourth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Delayed purchase and insignificant utilization of equipment procured under Fast Track Procedure;

(ii) Thirty-sixth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on action taken on Fourteenth Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Assessment of Private Schools, Colleges and Coaching Centres; and

(iii) Thirty-seventh Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on action taken on Twenty-third Report of the Committee (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Review of Norms for Re-appropriation of Funds.

(Ends)

REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON CHEMICALS AND FERTILIZERS

֤ ֯֙ (ָӛ): , ֵ֮ ֵ֮ ׾ֳ (ֵ֮ Ը ӡֵֻ) "֮ (2006-2007)" ӲӬ ״ן ( ֳ) ݵָ ן־ پ™ ֱ׸ ָ ָָ ָ և ָև ӲӬ ׾ֳ Ӳ׬֟ ֵ֮ Ը ӲӬ ֤ߵ ãֵ ״ן (2006-2007) ן־ ן ( ֣ ) ֳ ֙ ָ ֟ (Ends)

REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON LABOUR

SHRI K. CHANDRAN PILLAI (KERALA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Eighteenth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour on action taken by the Government on the Recommendations/Observations contained in the Thirteenth Report of the Committee on Demands for Grants (2006-2007) of the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

(Ends)

REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Forty-fourth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on Competition (Amendment) Bill, 2006.

(Ends)

 


MOTIONS REGARDING THE ELEVENTH REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON RULES

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, I move:

That the Eleventh Report  of the Committee  on Rules presented   to the Rajya Sabha  on the 8th December, 2006, be taken into consideration.

 Sir, I also move:

That this House agrees with the recommendations contained in the Eleventh Report of the Committee on Rules presented to the Rajya Sabha on the 8th December, 2006.

On 10th August, 2006, the Committee on Rules of Rajya Sabha, under the Chairmanship of the hon. Chairman, considered the suggestions and amendments to the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in the Council of States. It is relating to three rules. The first one is in Rule 252 regarding increasing the duration of ringing of bells from two minutes to three-and-a-half minutes. Secondly, under Rule 47(2), Sub-Clause (7) regarding the admissibility of questions containing more than 100 words. And, thirdly, amendment to Rule 241 regarding personal explanation.

The Committee considered and adopted the 11th Report pertaining to the suggestions at its sitting held on 7th December, 2006, and the Report was also presented to the House on 8th December, 2006.

(CONTD. BY USY "1O")

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SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY (CONTD.): The pertinent question is that, at present, if a 'Division' is ordered and it is done, the hon. Members who are far away, they are not able to reach the House within two minutes. Therefore, it was decided to increase it to three minutes and thirty seconds, as it is there in the Lok Sabha. Therefore, the suggestion given by the hon. Members... (Interruptions) Therefore, the Rajya Sabha also has to follow the Lok Sabha in this matter. Now, instead of two minutes, it is three minutes and 30 seconds.

The second rule was with regard to 47(2), sub-clause 7, relating to the admissibility of question, and whether it should be within hundred words or beyond that So, the Committee decided that it should not go beyond hundred words because if it is hundred words, there will be clarity in the question. Therefore, it has also been agreed to by the Committee.

The third one is relating to Rule 231. In this august House, several questions had been raised by the hon. Members, where a Minister from the Lok Sabha can also give an explanation in this House. Of course, a Minister from this House can give an explanation because the rule says, "Only Members of this House". Therefore, to remove that doubt and to give a clarity on that, under Rule 231, to make it specific, the words 'Members and also Ministers' have been added. Therefore, it has been unanimously been agreed to by the Committee.

The questions were proposed.

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, let us take up for consideration the first motion. Now, the question is:

"That the Eleventh Report of the Committee on Rules presented to the Rajya Sabha on the 8th December, 2006, be taken into consideration"

The motion was adopted

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, let us take up the second motion. The question is:

"That this House agrees with the recommendations contained in the Eleventh Report of this Committee on Rules presented to the Rajya Sabha on the 8th December, 2006."

The motion was adopted (Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, Special Mentions. Shri B.J. Panda. (Interruptions)

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: Sir, I had given a notice....(Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: That has not been admitted. (Interruptions)

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: It has not been admitted. (Interruptions) It has not been admitted. (Interruptions) Mr. Trivedi, you know... (Interruptions)

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: Sir, the Government of West Bengal is taking away the fertile land, and this fertile land is being given to industrialists. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No Zero Hour notice has been admitted for today. (Interruptions) Hon. Members, let me announce that the Chairman has not admitted any Zero Hour notice today, that's why we are taking up Special Mentions. (Interruptions) Shri B.J. Panda. (Interruptions)

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: Sir, it is much more important than the Zero Hour. (Interruptions) There is a state of emergency in West Bengal. (Interruptions) ֕ ִ֟ ־ פ .....(־֮֬)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Nothing will go on record. (Interruptions) All the notices are under... (Interruptions) There is no Zero Hour. (Interruptions) ֲ ֟ That is a State matter. (Interruptions) I am sorry, I cannot allow. (Interruptions) No Zero Hour notice has been accepted. (Interruptions) Notices are yet to be considered and accepted. (Interruptions) (Contd. by 1p -- VP)

VP/SC/12.10/1P

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I assured that it is under consideration of the Chairman. ...(Interruptions)... And, it is under consideration. ...(Interruptions)...


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SHRI SITARAM YECHURY: *

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: All notices are under consideration of the Chairman. ...(Interruptions)... Yes; it is under consideration. ...(Interruptions)...

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SHRI MANOHAR JOSHI: *

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You can take it up with him. ...(Interruptions)... That can be decided. ...(Interruptions)... ïֻ ֮ ו֋..(־֮֬).. ïֻ ֮ ו֋..(־֮֬)..

SHRI RAASHID ALVI: *

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I assured that it is under consideration of the Chairman. ...(Interruptions)... That was my assurance. ...(Interruptions)... Let us see records. ...(Interruptions)... I have not said that. ...(Interruptions)... It is under consideration of the Chairman. ...(Interruptions)... All notices, till they are disposed of, are deemed to be under consideration of the Chairman. ...(Interruptions)...

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: *

SHRI RAASHID ALVI: *

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: There is no rule for Zero Hour. ...(Interruptions)... You take the Rule Book and see. There is no rule for

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* Not recorded.


Zero Hour. ...(Interruptions)... I have said that it is under the consideration of the Chairman. ...(Interruptions)... I have not said that it will be taken up tomorrow. ...(Interruptions)... It is under the consideration of the Chairman. ...(Interruptions)... There is no rule for Zero Hour, Mr. Narayanasamy. ...(Interruptions)... You just now read the rules. ...(Interruptions)... և ..(־֮֬)..It is still under consideration. ֕ י ꯙ ..(־֮֬).. ֯ ̸ ך ..(־֮֬)..ס־ , ֯ ֻ, և ָ , ֯ ך ..(־֮֬).. ֋, ֯ ך..(־֮֬).. ֮֯ ֲ֮ י פ ..(־֮֬).. ״֮֙ ֋ , ֯ ך ..(־֮֬)..֋, ֯ ך ..(־֮֬)..ָ֕ , ֯ ך , ך..(־֮֬).. (1 ָ ֿ:)

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ֳ֯ן : ֋, ߸ ָ notices regularly פ ֟ Those who give notices, come to the Chairman; and explain the importance of their notices. They also explain how they want to take it up. It is the discretion of the Chairman. Taking into consideration the rules, and also the admissibility question, the Chairman decides, and that is final. The concerned Members will also be informed about that. Once the Chairman has decided, and some Notices are not taken up, you are free to go and request the Chairman again. Now, let us proceed with the Business...(Interruptions)... No, no...(Interruptions)... You are my predecessor....(Interruptions).. When the notice is given, the Chairman....(Interruptions).. Nothing will go on record...(Interruptions)... Nothing is going on record; why are you...(Interruptions).. The House is adjourned till 12.30 p.m.

........

The House then adjourned at

seventeen minutes past twelve of the clock.

PB-ASC/1R/12.30

The House reassembled at

thirty minutes past twelve of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Special Mentions. ...(Interruptions)... Shri B.J. Panda. ...(Interruptions)...

פ ס־ : ָ, פ Ӿ ִֻ ... ..(־֮֬)...

SHRI RAASHID ALVI: Sir, it is a very important issue. For the last one week, ...(Interruptions)... For the last one week, we are giving notices .. ...(Interruptions)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ָ ֟և, ? ..(־֮֬)...

.. ׻ֵ : ֳ֯ן , ֻ ָ ֕։ ִ߮ ׬ ֵ , ׻֋ ָ Ӥ֮ ֻ ...(־֮֬).. ִ֟ ֮֕ 9 פ ֿ֮ ָ ֵ ֿ֮ ߤָ ׻֋ ...(־֮֬).. ֣ Ծָ ...(־֮֬)..

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA: Has he given a notice? ...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)... Where is Mr. Panda? ...(Interruptions)... Shri Sanjay Raut ...(Interruptions)... Shri Sanjay Raut ...(Interruptions)... Shri Brahma ...(Interruptions)... ֯ ïֻ ֮ ֜? ..(־֮֬)..

.. ׻ֵ : ïֻ ֮ ו֋, ...(־֮֬).. ֟ ו֋ ..(־֮֬)..

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : ָ, ïֻ ֮ ו֋ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֯ן : ...(־֮֬)..

׿֤ : ָ ֵ֤ , ׮ֳ֮ ֛օ ..(־֮֬)..

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : ָ, ָ ïֻ ֮ ֈ ֛ ...(־֮֬)...

.. ׻ֵ : ֤ ,...(־֮֬)..

׿֤ : ָ, ֵ֤ , ׮ֳ֮ ֛օ ..(־֮֬)..

ֳ֯ן : ֮ ֵ֤ ..(־֮֬).. ֮ ֵ֤ օ ָ ֵ֤ ׮ֳ֋ ֯ ך ...(־֮֬)..

.. ׻ֵ : ֕։ ִ߮ ׬ ...(־֮֬)..

׿֤ : ָ, ָ֟ ֮ ִֻ ...(־֮֬)..

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record. ...(Interruptions)... ïֻ ֮ ...(־֮֬)..ïֻ ֮ ...(־֮֬).. ӕֵ ֈ, ו֋ ...(־֮֬).. You lay your Special Mention. Lay the Special Mention. ...(Interruptions)... ...(־֮֬).. ӕֵ ֈ, ו֋ You can lay it. ...(Interruptions)... You can lay it. ...(Interruptions)... Mr. Panda ... ...(Interruptions)... You lay it. ӕֵ ֈ, , ֯ ֵօ...(־֮֬).. Ծ ֯ ꅠ You lay it. ...(Interruptions)... Mr. Ajay Maroo, lay it. Shri Ram Narayan Sahu, ꅠ Shri Mahendra Mohan, .... (Interruptions)...

SPECIAL MENTIONS

NEED TO ESTABLISH CHILD WORKERS' WELFARE CAREER FUND

SHRI B.J. PANDA (ORISSA): Sir, the Child Labour (Prohibition) Act, 1986 was recently amended and it now includes child domestic work as a form of hazardous labour. As per its provisions, action would be taken against those who employ children up to the age of 14 years in domestic work, including homes, hotels, motels, tea shops, etc.

India has the largest number of working children in the world, ranging from 100 to 115 million. The future of the rescued children will become uncertain in the absence of a comprehensive rehabilitation package. These children are required to be rehabilitated successfully. Some of these children are the sole earners of their families. As the Government gets to crack the whip, doubts arise on the feasibility of the ban without a rehabilitation plan in place. The problem of rehabilitation of these rescued children can be solved by the society. Without providing a viable alternative, it will make these children more vulnerable to exploitation and they might be forced to beg, steal and indulge in drug trafficking, etc.

To avoid this situation, there is a need to counter this evil in a phased manner. The aim should be to gradually make India child-friendly by putting money in the right place.

There is, therefore, an urgent need to develop a proper rehabilitation programme for these children who will lose their jobs in association with NGOs.

To address this issue, "Child Workers' Welfare Career Fund" should be established with a contribution from the Government, industry and other philanthropic agencies, and this Fund should be administered with the help of NGOs to achieve the objective.

(Ends)

CONCERN OVER INCREASING NUMBER OF ATTACKS BY MIGRATORY WILD ELEPHANTS ON PERSONS LIVING IN MAHARASHTRA-KARNATAKA BORDERS

 

SHRI SANJAY RAUT (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I would like to raise a serious issue regarding the increasing number of attacks by migratory wild elephants for the last so many years, particularly, in Maharashtra-Karnataka border area. Many people are killed due to elephant's havoc and attack. Many people around Konkan area are under tremendous terror due to destruction by these wild elephants. Thousands of citizens of Sindhudurg, Dodamar, Sawantwadi, Vengurla, Kudal and Malwan Tahsil have been deeply hurt and have been spending sleepless nights for the last four years.

Many farmers from these border areas are worried about ransacking their plantations. These wild elephants have been destroying plantations of banana, coconut, cashew-nuts and betel-nuts for the last four years. The total loss due to the destruction by these wild elephants runs into crores of rupees.

The present and former elected representatives of Sindhudurg have expressed their strong feelings about the destruction by animals. The Forest Departments of State and Central Governments failed to control the wild animals. Earlier, I had raised these issues in this august House and the hon. Minister had given me an assurance that the Ministry will launch a joint action plan with Maharashtra-Karnataka State Governments for solving this serious problem. Unfortunately, there is no mechanism working for curtailing a havoc situation among the people.

I, therefore, once again request the Government for launching a new effective project which not only protects plantations from wild animals but also protects the properties and lives of people staying near the forests. (Ends) (1S/LTָ ָ)

1s/12.30/skc-lp

URGE TO SAVE TIGERS AND RHINOS IN THE MANAS RESERVE

SHRI URKHAO GWRA BRAHMA (ASSAM): Sir, tigers and rhinos are heading for a total disappearance from the Manas Tiger Reserve. In the Evaluation Report of 2006, the rhino population has been shown to have been reduced to ten from fifty. But, its population is, practically, not more than three or four now. The same report failed to show the number of tigers existing in the Tiger Reserve declared in 1973. The Reserve runs along the Indo-Bhutan border, with contiguous wildlife habitats in Bhutan. The Reserve area falls in four districts of Kokrajhar, Baska, Chirang, and Udalguri within the BTAD. Assam Tourism is picking up, and the flora and fauna is also getting regenerated and revived. But tigers have disappeared, and no initiative to preserve them is being taken by the Wildlife Department. Apart from tiger and rhino, the number of wild buffaloes and swamp deer is reducing. Insurgency was blamed for pitiable state of wild life. But, from the pre-insurgency period itself, decline in wildlife population had occurred. Though there are some fresh initiatives for revival of tiger reserve, community involvement is growing and some rare species are also appearing, yet tiger is still not seen. And without taking initiative for regeneration of its population, Manas will not remain as a Tiger Reserve. It is a serious concern of ecological balance. So, the time has come for taking necessary and quick action for revival of tiger and rhino population in the Manas Reserve. (Ends)

(Interruptions)

NEED FOR PLANNED DEVELOPMENT OF

METROPOLITAN CITIES IN THE COUNTRY

 

ֵ ֺ (ָӛ) : ֳ֯ן , ָ, ׾ֿ ָ֮ ׾ פ ־ þֺ , ֯ Ͽ ָ ִ֮ ß־ Ͽ ֱ ָ , ׻ ִ ׾ ִ֮ "ָߕ ָ" ֮ ־ ָ֮ ָ ָ ׾־֯ ֓ ֟֟ ׾ ןפ , ֚ ָ ׌ ߮ ܵ ן־ ֻ ָ ͅ ֮ ֻ ߮ 40 ָ 30 ׌ ֵֻ֮ ֋ ָ֧֕ ָ ָ֮ ־ã֟ ֋? ֻ "ָߕ פ ָ" ׾ֵ ָ ӟָ™ߵ š , וִ ֕߻ ׸י ָ ָ ָ ֤֮ ׻֋ ߮ ֱ , ֿ֟ ֮֕ן ־ֿ ֋Ӆ ֮ ׸ פֵ ֕ ׮ֵ 80 ָ ֵԯ֨ן ָ

߮ ׾ֵ ָ ӳ߸ ֮ؓ֟ ߮ ֮֕֬ ؕ פ ֲ֤ ֳ ִ֮ ֮ ֻ ֟֟ ؕ פ ָ ִõ֋ , ָָ ׸ ״ֻ ֮ ־ã֟ ֟ ֮֮ ֱ֟ ֯ ִֵ ֵ פ ֜ ָ ָ֮ ׾µ ָ ־ ߜ ׾µ ֵ օ (ִ֯)

(Interruptions)

NB/KSK

NEED FOR POLICY TO GIVE EQUAL PAY FOR

SAME KIND OF WORK IN GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENTS

 

ִ ֵָ (ָ Ϥ) : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֯ ִ֬ ִ׮֟ ֤ ֮ ֯ ִו ز֤ ׾֮֬ ־֮ ֟ , ו ָ ִ֮ ֵ ֻ ײ֮ ־, ִ֮ ֮֟ ֮ ׬ָ ֵ: ִ֮ ݵ֟ ֟ , ִ֮ ֟־ָ ִ֮ ֵ ӯ֤ ָ ָָ, ֕ ָָ ָָ ֣ ׮֕ ׮ֵ - ֮֟ ֣ ֟ ԓָ ݵ֟, ֵԿ ֣ וִָ ֳ , ָ ֵ ָ֯ ߲ 6,000 ֋ ֟ , ֲ ֕ ָָ ָ֯ ֡ 3,000 ֋ ֯ ָ ׾֮֬ ִ֮֟ ־֮ ֟ ֮־ߵ ִו ßָ ָ ߮ ־֮ֆ ӟ ֮ , ו ™ָ֓, ֮ ֮־ ֣ ִו ׳֮֟ ֮֯֟

׻֋ ׾ָ֓ פ ִ֮ ݵ֟ ԓָ ִ֮ ֵ ӯפ , ִ֮ ֮ ״ֻ֮ , ָָ ֕ ָָ ָָ ԓָ ִ֕־֤ ־֮ , ֣ ׾׳֮ ԓָ ֚ ֮ ߵ ԓ׸ ִ֮ ֕ ԓ׸ ֲָָ ִֵ-ִֵ ָ ֻ ָ ֤ ׻֋ ׾ִָ ֋օ ӳ־֟: ׮֕ ׮ֵ ֵָ ֮ ך , ָ ֳ ߵ ֵԻֵ, ֳ ֕ ԓָ ֣ ָָ ֕ ָָ ԓ׸ ϵ ִ֮֟ ßָ ָ ֵ , ו ִ֕־֤, ׾֮֬ ֮־ߵ ָ֬ ֻ ״ֻօ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

DEMAND FOR MAKING PUBLIC OFFICES AND TRANSPORT FACILITIES DISABLED FRIENDLY

 

SHRI MAHENDRA MOHAN (UTTAR PRADESH): Sir, I wish to bring to the notice of the Government the plight of millions of disabled in the country. Six per cent of our total population, that is, more than 60 lakh persons in our country are disabled. The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 was enacted more than a decade ago for the welfare of these persons. Yet, today, thousands of disabled people avoid offices, cinemas, Banks, ATMs and public transport, etc., because these places have not been designed as per their needs. A little progress has been made, that too at few places with respect to construction of ramps with steep gradient for the wheel chairs of the disabled persons. But, nothing has been done for visually and hearing handicapped. Even in case of ramps, the international norms for gradient are not followed. Delhi Metro has taken some measures for extending its facilities to the disabled by installing lifts having Braille and tactile button at stations. Their compartments are the only ones in the world having designated space for disabled. But, still, most of the Government buildings do not have facilities for disabled. Even the toilets, lifts and public transport have no care for these persons. It is the duty of the Government to make all efforts to ensure facilities for disabled. The Government must devise a policy insisting on facilities for disabled in all public projects. Even the mobile phones can be programmed to help these persons with special needs. I, therefore, request the Government to make a task force for this purpose so that disabled can live their life in a dignified manner. (Ends)

ASC-YSR

CONCERN OVER SUDDEN RISE IN PRICES OF REAL ESTATE

SHRI RAJEEV SHUKLA (MAHARASHTRA): I wish to draw the House's attention to the sudden and shocking rise in property prices across India. It is said that today one can sell his flat in Delhi or Mumbai and buy a bungalow in London, New York or Los Angeles.

Buying a House is the biggest dream of every Indian. Thanks to the economic growth, many Indians are able to realise their dream today and, as a result, we are witnessing a huge growth in real estate sector. However, now the prices are going so high that even those in genuine need of buying a house are shunning the idea. There are reports that property prices have doubled in many Indian towns in the last two years alone.

The huge growth in number of property builders has grown into a real estate racket. Barring a few large developers, the sector is full of small unscrupulous developers who have made a virtue out of speculative selling of houses. They finance their operations by selling flats in advance, often years before they are finally built and handed over.

There is a growing concern that the current realty sector boom is a bubble that can burst anytime. The Government should take urgent measures to monitor the working of the industry. Every effort should be made to ensure that opportunists and speculators are kept as far away from the sector as possible, so that ordinary citizens of this country are not prevented from realising their biggest dream, that is to buy a house of their own. (Ends)

SK-NB

NEED FOR DIVERSIFICATION OF INDIA POST ACTIVITIES

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): The common man's Post Office, spread across the country, has been meeting the needs of the people for various postal services as also for some small savings schemes, etc.

However, recently the India Post has, reportedly, drawn up plans for its diversifications and is looking beyond just postal services, to shore up its revenues. A business model is being developed and the neighbourhood post office may soon become a one-stop-shop for various services, including for making all routine bill payments, road tax, etc., and be the access point for availing the Right to Information services as also for getting registered with the electoral rolls etc.

While these fresh initiatives are laudable and welcome towards better utilisation of the national assets - the vast network of infrastructure established throughout the country, even in the interiors and far-flung areas, it is necessary to review the capability and efficiency of the personnel who presently man these postal outlets. A common man visiting these post offices comes back with a question mark on the ambience and quality of services available there.

It is necessary to ensure that the personnel who would handle these additional responsibilities are adequately equipped and suitably trained into various processes/disciplines of the associated trades/professions so that these services centres render adequate, effective and reliable services to the people and become complementary hubs to speed up the pace of economic development of the country.

(Ends)

REQUEST TO RELEASE CENTRAL ASSISTANCE

FOR FLOOD RELIEF TO THE STATE OF ORISSA

ֵָ () : ֳ֯ן , פ ֜ß ֕ 2006 ֵ ֜ ӟ ׾ָֿ֮ ߅ þֵ Ϭִ֮ӡ ָ ֵ ׸ 28 29 ß, פ ֮֮ߵ Ϭִ֮ӡ , ָ ֳ֕־֮ ׮ ֋ 5 ָ ֜ և ֵָ֬֟ ו֮֟ ֑֯ ( ָ) , ׬ ָ ֑֯ ָ ֜ 105 滵 ߾֮ ֵ ֕ ָָ ֮ ֮ 2,382.42 ֋ ֵ֟ ׿ ָָ ־ ߴ , ׸ פ -߮ ߮ ֋ ߲ 1,000 ֋ ֵ֟ ׿ פ ֮ ߵ ֱ׸ , ݵ ֟ ֡ 25 ֵ פ ֵ , ֲ ֮֮ߵ Ϭִ֮ӡ þֵ 200 ֋ פ ֮ ֮ ִֵ ָ֮ ߅ ߓ ֕ ִܵӡ ֕þ ӡ ָ פ Ӳ׬֟ ߵ סֵ ֣ ׾ֵ ָ ֟֓ߟ ָ ֕ ֕þ disaster management ӡ ߵ ӡ ָ ָ ״ֻ ֮ 2,382.42 ֋ ֵ֟ ׿ ֡ 25 ֋ פ ֋ : ֯ ִ֬ ֕ ָָ ָ և ֜ ׿ ׿ ԟ 2,357.42 ֋ ׾ֻӲ ֕ ֲֻ ֋ ֋Ӆ ֮־֤

(ִ֯)

YSR

DEMAND TO GENERATE ENERGY

AND LIVELIHOOD FROM SOLID WASTE

SHRIMATI HEMA MALINI (NOMINATED): Due to rapid urbanisation and uncontrolled growth of population Solid Waste Management has become acute in India.

Urban population of 285 million is likely to increase to 341 million by 2010. Essential Services of Solid Waste Management by Municipal administration is very poor. The waste quantities are expected to be at 65 million tonnes a day by the year 2010.

Issue of centralised and decentralised waste management, resource generation and recovery, and sanitary landfill to carbon credits for Municipal Solid Waste projects have become of vital importance.

Every year, 1200 hectares of land for generated wastes is required. Adequate land should be earmarked at the planning stage itself for solid waste disposal. Problem of waste is not only of cleaning and disposing. Waste should be treated holistically recognising its impact on health as well as its potential to generate enriching manures.

Waste has the potential for generation of livelihood for urban poor besides enriching soil through composting and recycling.

The waste should be deployed for generation of energy, as the main benefit of Solid Waste Incineration is the possibility of reusing the waste as fuel for energy production. Though this may be an expensive solid waste management option, we should choose this option:

To neutralise environmental infringements and counter health hazard;

Adoption of indigenous technologies would bring about a rational reduction and recovery of costs due to sale of energy from the bio-wastes.

States should be advised to implement any of the Waste Management options available at the earliest. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION IN MADHYA PRADESH

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY (PONDICHERRY): The Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission had a study about the maintenance of law and order in the State of Madhya Pradesh. More than 50 per cent of the cases filed before the Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission are against the police.

In the year 2005, the Commission received 15,655 complaints of human rights violation, and out of this, 6,879, nearly 43.45 per cent cases, were against the police. Therefore, it is raising serious questions about the role of police in the society as protector of peoples' rights.

The variety of cases reported are death in police custody. In 2004-05, as many as 135 people died in police custody in the country. According to an official of the Madhya Pradesh Human Rights Commission, the cases the Commission received against the police are physical assault, illegal detention, filing of false cases, biased investigations and working at the behest of politicians. According to the Inspector-General of Police, the Police Department interacts more with the common people and shoulders their problem and therefore naturally complaint against Police would be high.

Therefore, I urge upon the hon. Home Minister for taking appropriate action in reforming the policing. (Ends)

HMS-VKK

CONCERN OVER DREADED OPERATION OF

HEROIN MAFIA AND DRUGS CARTELS IN DELHI

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DR. GYAN PRAKASH PILANIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, on 27th August, 2006 in the biggest drugs haul in Delhi, the police seized over 4,400 kilograms of Mandrax, a Schedule 1 banned drugs aid, to be worth Rs.200 crore in the international market. It is estimated that about five kilograms of heroin is consumed in the National Capital Region, NCR, alone every day. The drug cartels have their network in Europe, Nigeria, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Pure quality heroin is brought from Afghanistan via Pakistan, Punjab to New Delhi and shipped from here to Lagos and Adis Ababa and to Europe from there. The Directorate of Revenue Intelligence has many seizures of heroin in NCR. While the cost of pure heroin with purity above 80 per cent is Rs.5 lakh to Rs.6 lakh per kilogram in Delhi, synthetic heroin with purity around 10 per cent is available for Rs.1 lakh a kilogram.

Charas is also smuggled from Nepal, which costs around Rs.10,000 per kilogram. The international price of charas contraband is around Rs.1 lakh. Charas is smuggled out of European countries through parcel from the Foreign Post Office.

Narcotics Control Bureau had also seized large quantities of Buprenophine injections, a depressant widely used by addicts as a low-cost substitute for heroin and cocaine, in the Capital region. This injectible drug is also smuggled to neighbouring countries.

It is a matter of grave national concern that heroin mafia and drug cartels are operating with impunity in the National Capital Region and are enticing and corrupting the youth by luring them to become drug addicts and particularly slaves of heroin. Hence, I would urge the Central Government and DRI to take all-out measures to prevent, curb, control and punish these peddlers of death. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER SHORTAGE OF UREA IN RAJASTHAN

׻֟ ֟ (֕ã֮) : , ֕ã֮ ׿ִ ֻ ֵֻ֮ ָ ִ þֺ և ֵԯ ֡ ֣-֣ ָ և ָ ִ ֻ ֮ ָ և ֕ ֋ , ָ ׯֻև ׻֋ ־ֿ ׸ ֪ ֮ ֜ : ֺ ֲֻ ֕ ׾ֳ ֻ 0.14 Ù ׯ֔ ֻ֠ ֲֻ ֻ ׻֋ ָ 8 ָ ֜ ֮ ־֕ ֻ 80 ָ ׸ ә ֵ, ֲ 3 ׬ ߅ ָָ ָ ֵ֕ ׸ ׾ָ֟ , ֛ ׸ ׾ָ֟ ׮ֵ ִֵ ָ֯ ֤ ٟ֯ ֵן֟ ׸ ־֮ ׻֋ ָ ֵԯ ־ã ׸ ֮ ׸ ָ ֻ וֻ ִ, , , ֯, ־և ֬, ֮, , ָ֮, ֯, ֛, , ־ָ, ָ֯, Ӥ, , ߻־֛ ִ֕Ӥ ֕ ָָ ָָ ׾ֵ ׮ָָ ָָ ׸ ٟ֯ ֻ֟ ֋, ָֿ ãן ֮ ֵ֓ וִ ֟֋ ֛ (ִ֯)

DEMAND FOR EXCLUSION OF TIMBER INDUSTRY

FROM THE LIST OF POLLUTING UNITS

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ֵ ֿ Ͼֻ (™ߵ ֮֕֬ , פ) : ֳ֯ן , ֮֕֬ פ ׾׳֮ ֳ 23 ָ ֮ ָ ֟ Ù , ׻֋ ֻ ֙ ָ ׬ָ כ ָ ֵ֟ ֟ ָָ ָ ָ ֻ ָ֟ Ӭֻ ָ ָ Ӭ ִ ָ ֿ߮ ֙ և ֮ פ ֕ ֟

֮֕֬ פ ׬ָ ֮ ֱ כ ֮ ִ֮ ֟ , ־֕ Ϥָ ֟ פ ֵ ו ָ ָؙ ־ֵ ֻ ֮ ָָ Ӥ ãן ֋ ãן ֤ ִ֬ ָָ ׮ٴ֟ ִ֮ Ϥָ ָؙ ָ׸ פ֮ ™ (ִ֯)

KLG-RSS

NEED TO PROVIDE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT TO PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PERSONS IN THE COUNTRY

ֻ (֜) : ֳ֯ן , ִו ֵ ׬׸ ӡֵֻ ָ ™ߵ ׾ ֮-ן ָ և ӡֵֻ ׾ ׮: ׿ ָ ֲֻ ֮ פ ֟֟ ϵֿ֟߻ ָָ ןš֮ ׾ ׻֋ 3 ןֿ֟ ָ ־ã և , 1-2 ןֿ֟ ׾ ָ ֲֻ ֵ

֕ 55 ןֿ֟ ׾ ֯֜ ׾׬ ׿ ׾ ׻֋ ã֮ פ ֵ ׾ ׾׬ î֟ ׾׬ îָ֟ Ͼ ־ã ׵ ׬ ׾ ׮: ִָֿ Ϥ֮ , ׾ ֕ ãן ֟Դ֮ ׾׬ ִָֿԤ֟, ׾׬ ׬ָ, ׬־֌, ֵ֬߿ ׾׬ ן־ ֤ ָ ׾ ׮ֵ׌ ߅ ׻֋ ן׸ ֮֕ן ϵ Ͽ׮ ָ ־ֿ

™ߵ ׾ ֵ ָ ֚ ֵ , פ ֵօ ֺ ׾ ׾׬ ׻֋ ™ߵ ֕ ׾ ֵ ֚ , וִ ׾ ׾׬־, ־쓓 ֵֵֻ ֵֵֻ ֵ֬߿ ו֮ Ӿ׮ ׬ָ ֯ ׾ ֆ ãן ׬ ֮ߵ ׮֕ ׾ ָ ֲֻ ֮ ׻֋ ׬ ϵ ־ֿ

, ִִ ׾֟ֆ ߓ ֮ ׾֟ ׾ֻ ָ ׻֋ ֋ ֓ , ߮-և ָߕ ֕ ד֟ ָָ ֮ օ (ִ֯)

NEED TO TEACH MORAL AND

ETHICAL VALUES TO SCHOOL CHILDREN

 

MS. PRAMILA BOHIDAR (ORISSA): Sir, India is respected the world over as a knowledgeable society. Brilliant students contribute in creating money and wealth within the country and in foreign lands. Material wealth is growing, and this is a matter to feel happy about.

But, Sir, at the primary and secondary level of education, things are not so encouraging. To universalize education, very ambitious plans have been designed like the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. This is a good thing. But, what is the basic infrastructure for this and what is the core content of the syllabus? We are debating on what should be the invocation for the Motherland and the Nation. But we have paid no attention to the moral content. Everyone speaks of truthfulness, honesty, integrity, compassion, love, etc. as basic human virtues. But, in schools, the emphasis is more on materialistic aspects. To check cheating in examinations and to check ragging, we have prescribed punishments. On the other hand, we have neglected the moral and ethical values that have to be taught to the children.

Once the child becomes conscious of these aspects early in life, he will grow as a better citizen, better man. This will help in creating a healthy, corruption-free and crime-free society. The wealth created in such a society will be more valuable.

I, therefore, urge upon the Government to pay attention to this and devise school curriculum, which will focus on moral values in our society. In this way only we can create a clean and responsible citizenry in the future. Otherwise, the moral fabric of India will be destroyed and we will become a land of corrupt and criminal people. Thank you, Sir.

(Ends)

aka-mks

NEED TO CORRECT MISCONCEPTION ABOUT RATE OF

LITERACY DURING PRE-BRITISH ERA THROUGH

DISSEMINATION OF FACTUAL POSITION

ֻ (֜) : ֳ֯ן , ׾ֿ ׾ֵ - ִ ָ ׿ ϓָ օ

, 26 ָ, 2006 פ֟ ֨ Ӭ߾֤ , ִԯֻ , ָ ֬׸ ׮ ֮ ָ ָ ׸ִ ָ, ݻ ִԮ ָ ӳ߸ ֵ֮ ֻ ָ פ ָ ™ ׯ֔ , ׻ ֨ ׯ֮֔֯ ֮ ֤ ֵ ֵ֟ ָ ןև ֕ , ו֮ ֕ ׯ֔ ֟ ֨ ָ ָ ݻ ׬ ߅ ֨ ״ֻ֛֮ ׯ֔ ןֵ ׾֪٣ֵ ܵ 1822-25 70% 84% ߅ ָ ׯ֔ ןֵ ׾֪٣ֵ ܵ ִֵֻֻ, כ ֛ ֮ ׬ ߅

2005 ־ԛ ׾׾ֵֻ֪ ָ 18 ֣ 19 ֲ֟ ָ ֟ ™ ָ 1750 ׾ 25% ֤ 1900 2% ֵ, ԟ ָ օ

ָָ ֟ ׿ ֚ ִ־ ϓָ ִ֬ ׸ ϴ ׮־ָ ִ ִו ִָ֟ ꅠ (ִ֯)

DEMAND FOR PROVIDING MORE FACILTIES TO SMALL-

SCALE AGRO AND RURAL INDUSTRIES

SHRI MOINUL HASSAN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, a new Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Scheme has been introduced in the Export and Import Policy from April, 2000, with a view to providing an internationally competitive and hassle-free environment for export production. But the facilities and concession given to SEZ are meant to serve the interest of individual industrialist instead of our country's interest. The most important is the 100 per cent income-tax exemption for a block of five years, 50 per cent tax exemptions for two years; exemption from the Central Excise Duty on procurement of capital goods, raw materials, consumerable spares etcetera, etcetera. This will cost a revenue loss (Direct Tax and Indirect Tax) of over one lakh crore for a four-year period, 2006-07 to 2009-10.

Sir, there are 12 million small-scale agro and rural enterprises in our country, providing employment to 29 million people. These enterprises contribute 39 per cent of industrial production and 34 per cent of direct export of the country. But they are being treated discriminately. The above facilities enjoyed by the SEZ should also be given to small-scale agro and rural industries. (Ends)

TMV-SCH

DEMAND FOR RECASTING B.P.L. AND A.P.L. LISTS

SHRI MATILAL SARKAR (TRIPURA): Sir, it is a fact that the Government is providing some special benefits for the BPL families in respect of availability of foodgrains, NREGA programmes, health care, treatment of dreadful diseases, transport, education and such other welfare services. While expressing my pleasure for these deeds, I would like to point out one vital issue in this regard. There is a great deal of anomalies in assessing the percentage of BPL families. That is why a great number of families, who have every reason to get room in BPL list, have remained excluded. At present, the APL list in almost all the States and Union Territories includes a huge number of families which actually deserve to fall under BPL category. That is why there is a contradiction in the percentage of BPL population between the State Governments and the Central Government.

I, therefore, urge upon the Central Government to make a fresh survey in assessing the percentage of APL and BPL population correctly, and take urgent steps to keep the deserving BPL families out of the APL list and also to extend all the benefits to the families relieving them of further deprivation. Thank you. (Ends)


VK-MCM

DEMAND FOR DISCRETIONARY QUOTA FOR MEMBERS OF PARLIAMENT TO EXTEND ON-THE-SPOT FINANCIAL HELP TO NEEDY PERSONS IN STATES

SHRIMATI VIPLOVE THAKUR (HIMACHAL PRADESH): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I wish to draw the kind attention of the Government to the situation of helplessness of MPs which they have to face during their visit to the State from where they are elected to Parliament.

When they visit hospitals to see critically ill people in their Constituency or State, or the people who have been victimised by the police, Patwari, landlords, tenants or by any natural calamity, they feel terribly helpless as they have no funds under their discretion to extend any help to the victims, critically ill people and the parents who are unable to bear the expenses of marriage of their daughter.

The situation turns more embarrassing when they are accompanied by any Minister of that State who announces some financial help from his discretionary quota on-the-spot, while MPs are supposed to contribute much more than a Minister of the State. Moreover, the financial help announced by the Minister of that State is not sufficient to meet the requirements of the unfortunate people who are struck by any of the said problems. In such a situation, if the concerned Member of Parliament is also able to lend a helping hand, along with the State Minister, that would prove to be a big relief for the people.

Therefore, I urge upon the Government, through this august House, to establish a discretionary quota for Members of Parliament so that they can help the people on the spot by announcing some financial help during their visit. Thank you. (Ends)


DEMAND FOR URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT SCHEME FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM TOWNS

 

SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE (MAHARASHTRA): Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, in the State Government of Maharashtra, under the Central Government's guidelines, the State-Level Sanctioning Committee, has sanctioned 8 DPRs of the Latur Municipality and the proposal for urban infrastructure development scheme for small and medium towns was submitted to the Government of India vide No. MMRDA/PD/NURM/06/50, dated 2nd February, 2006. The same proposal has been sanctioned by the State-Level Sanctioning Committee. Out of 8 PDRs, Rs, 4,34,280 crores have been sanctioned by the Government of India for 6 DPRs. The Sanctioning Committee needs to pay immediate attention to Kolhapur, Sangli-Miraj Kupwad, Shirdi, Islampur, Pusad, Ashta, Chopda, Mangalweda, Ambad, Bhor, Bhadrawati, Jalna and Sawner.

To get the Central assistance for Detailed Project Reports, DPRs, of the above two Municipal Corporations and 11 Municipal Councils, MoAs have to be signed with the Government of India.

The State Government Corporations as well as the State level Nodal Agency have been pursuing the matter with the Central Government to sanction the projects. The Corporations and Councils have already given clarification on the technical points raised by the Government of India in the meeting. The Central Government's approval is still awaited. I urge upon the Government to take immediate decision on these schemes. Thank you. (Ends)

RG/SC

NEED FOR ENHANCED ALLOTMENT OF CONTINGENCY RELIEF FUND FOR KERALA

SHRI A. VIJAYARAGHAVAN (KERALA): Sir, the State of Kerala witnessed heavy rainfall and flood during monsoon season in 2005 in which nearly 180 lives were lost and 11,44,350 houses were damaged, and a loss of nearly Rs.500 crores was estimated in agriculture and other cash crops. Soon after this flood and other calamities, the State of Kerala submitted a detailed report and requested for Central assistance for rehabilitation, after which a Central team visited the State and submitted its report.

It is unfortunate to note here that the Central Government allotted only Rs.89.77 crores from the C.R.F. from the State of Kerala. Considering the huge loss in the cash crops, the amount sanctioned for Kerala is too small. It is regretted to note that from this amount of Rs.89.77 crores, so far only Rs.33.67 crores had been given to this State from C.R.F. Therefore, I urge upon the Central Government to enhance this amount, as requested by the State Government from C.R.F., and also to release the remaining amount at the earliest. (Ends)

DEMAND FOR FACTUAL ASSESSMENT OF FLOOD AFFECTED AREAS IN BIHAR

֮ ֻ ӛ (ײָ) : , ָ ָָ ָ י ֵ ײָ 4.986 ״׻ֵ֮ ָ ֜ ϳ׾֟ ׾֮ߵ ϟߟ ׾ֳו֟ ײָ ֜ ϳ׾֟ ߲ 68 ָ օ ָ ָָ ãן ֱ þָ , ׻ ײָ ֜ ׮ֵӡ ׻֋ ֋ ֳ ϵ ָ֬ 68 ָ օ ָ פ ײָ 4.986 ״׻ֵ֮ ָ ԟ 49 86 ָ ָ ֮ ׻ֵ ֋ ֕ Ԛ ֿ֟ ָӛ וִ ֜ ϳ׾֟ ײָ ־ֿ ֟־ ָӛ ֜ ϳ׾֟ ޵ ָ ֯ ֟ ߵ ָָ ָ ֵ ײָ 2.95 ״׻ֵ֮ ָ ֜ ֟ ָ֣֯ ׾ָ֯ߟ ֮ ֜ ֟ , ָ ï™ ׿֟ ֌ ָ ֜ ֟ Ե ײָ ָָ ָ ך ׫ߵ ֓և ֵ ן־ ײָ Ԛ ָָ ֲֻ ֵ ֵ , ׮ ָ ָָ ־ִ߮֟ ֮ ֟

: ӲӬ ãן ï™ ׻֋ ׾ֿ ִ֬ ָָ ֮ ™ (ִ֯)

ASC-TDB

CONCERN OVER DILAPIDATED CONDITION OF GOVERNMENT ACCOMMODATIONS IN DELHI

 

ִ֮ ֚ (׿ִ ֻ) : , ֤ ־֮ ׸ָ ߙ ָ ãן ... ָ ã֟ ߵ ׮ִ ׾ֳ ־֮ 1100 ָָ ־ ׬ ׿ָ ֟: ׯ֔ ӓ-: ֻ ָ ־֮ - ã ֟ ֣ ָ ã ֋ פ פ ֙ ֋ ֠ ֛ ԙ ֙ ָָ ־ ֵԴ Ӥ ֮ ִ֮ ֕Ը ִ ֮ ߴ ֙ ֋ ֋, ֣ ϣִ ׫ߵ ֻ ֙ ׮ֵ ָ֟ ֮ ֓־ ׻֋ ևָ ־ ֟ ֙ և և ֋Ӆ ־ ֳ ֙ ܵ ָ ָ ϻ , ־י ׻֋ ־֋ ֋Ӆ ָ פ׸ ָ ֋ פ ׸ ָ әָ ָ, ָ և, ׸ ן ֟ ֋ ֋Ӆ (ִ֯)

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DEMAND TO REPEAL ORDER FOR APPOINTMENT OF CENTRAL STATUTORY AUDITORS OF PUBLIC SECTOR BANKS

SHRI C. RAMACHANDRAIAH (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I wish to bring to the notice of the House a matter of urgent public importance. Over a time, the system of appointment of Central Statutory Auditors and Branch Statutory Auditors in public sector banks by the Reserve Bank of India has proved to be an effective mechanism in providing independence to the auditors and insulating the profession from exposure to undue pressure from the management.

I recently came to know that the Department of Banking of the Ministry of Finance, through its Order No. 7/48/2004-BOA dated 15th December 2005, has allowed the Board of Directors of public sector banks to appoint Central Statutory Auditors and Branch Statutory Auditors on their own.

If the Order is implemented, the management whose activities are the principle subject of the audit, would increasingly opt for injudicious exercise of the power given by the Government. The Order is a retrograde step and is against the spirit of corporate governance and it will widen the scope for various malpractices. Even the World Bank has reported that before and during the South East Asian crisis, the auditors appointed by the managements of the private banks have failed to report the non-performing assets to the tune of, as high as, 47 per cent.

Hence, to avoid any major debacle in the banking sector, I would earnestly call upon the Government to immediately withdraw the Order which is detrimental to the national interest and to restore the earlier system of appointment of Central Statutory Auditors by the Reserve Bank of India. (Ends)

THE PROVISIONS OF THE PANCHAYAT (EXTENSION TO THE SCHEDULED AREAS) ACT, 1996

 

SHRI SILVIUS CONDPAN (ASSAM): Sir, the hon. Prime Minister has very rightly pointed out that the PESA Act, 1996 (The Provisions of the Panchayats extension to the Scheduled Areas Act) is the single most important instrument to empower the tribal society socially, economically and politically. He stated this during the "Mid-Term Evaluation and Appraisal of Panchayati Raj" at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on 22nd November, 2006. Even the Draft National Tribal Policy, prepared by the Tribal Affairs Ministry, has projected the PESA Act as the central theme of tribal development in its protective and promotional measures. The PESA Act is a Central Act, implemented in nine States of India, having Scheduled Areas under the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution under Article 244(1) since 1996.

The PESA Act, though in consonance with the Constitution and an Act passed in Parliament, is still to see the light of day in letter and spirit. It is very disturbing to note that a Scheduled State, Jharkhand, is yet to have Panchayat elections since 1978. This has resulted into an annual loss of many thousand crores of rupees to the people of Jharkhand as Central assistance, as well as deprivation of adult franchise at the grassroots level. I urge upon the Government to take necessary action on the matter. (Ends)

ASC-TDB

CONCERN OVER DISCRIMINATION IN SANCTIONING FUNDS

FOR FLOOD AFFECTED STATES BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT

 

׾ֵ֕ ָ (ָ֟) : , ָ֟ ֻ ָ ׸ , ו ָ ָ ָ ָ֟ ֜ օ 20-20 ֮ ָ, ֮ ױ ֵ , ו ָ ֵ ֮ ֕ ָָ ֜ ָ 2100 ֋ ֮ ׸ ָָ Ϭ֮ ӡ օ ֌ ֻ֟ 500 ֋ Natural Calamity ָ֬ ָ ָָ 1500 ֵ פ

, Special Mention י ׸, ָָ Ϭ֮ ӡ ָ 500 ֋ ֕ ָָ 2100 ֋ Report , 2100 500 ׿ 㸮 ֕ ָָ ָ֟ ׾֯ ָָ , ֕ ֮ ָָ ׿ , ׻ ֲ ָָ ֲ ֕ ֣ ֵ , (ִ֯)

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House is adjourned till two of the clock.

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The House then adjourned at

thirty-seven minutes past twelve of the clock.

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