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GSP-3w/6.00

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 31, there are two amendments (Nos. 7 & 8) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 31 - Power to make Ordinances

SHRI MD. ALI ASHRAF FATMI: Sir, I move:

                        That at page 11, line 2, the word "discipline" be deleted.

                        That at page 11, line 8, after the words "institutions and other agencies" the words "not involving the carrying on of any activity for profit" be inserted.

 

The questions were put and the motions were adopted.

Clause 31, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 32 to 35 were added to the Bill

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In Clause 36, there is one amendment (No. 9) by the hon. Minister.

Clause 36 - Conditions of Service of Employees


SHRI MD. ALI ASHRAF FATMI: Sir, I move:

9. That at page 12, after line 17, 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 36, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 37 to 49 were added to the Bill.

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In the Schedule, there are four amendments (Nos. 10 to 13) by the hon. Minister.

SCHEDULE

SHRI MD. ALI ASHRAF FATMI: Sir, I move:

 

10. That at page 21, line 29, the word "discipline" be deleted.

 

11. That at page 22, after line 42, the following be inserted namely-

 

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

 

12. That at page 23, line 29, after the words, "Head of the Department" the words "if he is a Professor" be inserted.

 

13. That at page 30, for lines 39 to 42, 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 specified by the Academic Council;"

The questions were put and the motions were adopted.

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

Clause 1, the Enacting Formula and the Title were added to the Bill.

 


SHRI MD. ALI ASHRAF FATMI: Sir, I move:

That the Bill, as amended, be passed.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)

MESSAGE FROM LOK SABHA

THE DALMIA DADRI CEMENT LIMITED (ACQUISITION AND TRANSFER OF UNDERTAKINGS) AMENDMENT BILL, 2006

 

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

"In accordance with the provisions of rule 96 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Lok Sabha, I am directed to enclose the Dalmia Dadri Cement Limited (Acquisition and Transfer of Undertakings) Amendment Bill, 2006, as passed by Lok Sabha at its sitting held on the 13th December, 2006."

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

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, we could not take up the Half-an-Hour discussion at 5 o'clock. The hon. Minister was not available. It would be taken up some other day. Now, some of the Members are pressing for Special Mentions. As a special case, we will take up Special Mentions.

SPECIAL MENTIONS

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shri B.K. Hariprasad. Not present. Shri Janardhana Poojary.

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY (KARNATAKA): Sir, my Special Mention is regarding...(Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You want to read it. (Interruptions) You can lay it.

SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY: Sir, this is an important matter. I want to read it. (Interruptions) I may be allowed. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Okay, you read it.

 

CONCERN OVER REMOVAL OF NAME PLATES

WRITTEN IN KANNADA LANGUAGE FROM TRAINS

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SHRI JANARDHANA POOJARY (KARNATAKA): Sir, my Special Mention is regarding removal of name plates / sign boards written in Kannada language from the trains. Sir, as per the new language policy of the Railway authorities, the name plates and sign boards at the railway stations and trains traversing to and from Karnataka have been ordered to be removed.

Sir, this action of the Railway authorities is perceived as a great insult to Kannada language, which is one of the richest and the oldest languages of the country and is claiming the 'classical language' status, and, also to the people of Karnataka, who are greatly agitated over such insensitive action of the Railway authorities, which also causes inconvenience to the public knowing only Kannada language.

Such anger is reflected in large gatherings of Kannada language activists and enthusiasts taking out long processions and blocking train movements in various cities and towns of Karnataka, like Mysore, Mandya, Davangere, Raichur, Hassan, Bellary, Gadag etc. The agitationists have termed the latest language policy of the Railway authorities as 'Anti-Kannada policy' and a manifestation and extension of the step motherly treatment meted out by the Railway authorities to the cause of Karnataka for long. The Kannada activists and enthusiasts, therefore, have vowed to intensify and spread their agitation, including stopping of the trains all over the State, if the Railway authorities do not immediately alter their language policy, do not withdraw their order to remove Kannada name plates / sign boards from the railway stations and trains operating within Karnataka and change their hostile attitude to the cause of Karnataka.

I appeal to the Government of India to immediately intervene and settle the issue before it takes a violent turn in Karnataka. (Ends)

(Followed by SK-3X)

SK-SC/3x/6.05

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shrimati N.P. Durga. You please lay your Special Mention.

DEMAND FOR CREATION OF

A SEPARATE MINISTRY FOR AQUA SECTOR

 

SHRIMATI N.P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, India was the leader in aqua industry in the world till 1998-99 and was earning sizeable foreign exchange for the country. But, according to a recent Report, India has fallen to fifth place in 2006. China with 500 per cent progress is leading the aqua industry in the world, followed by 400 per cent by Thailand, 350 per cent by Vietnam and 250 Per cent by Indonesia with fourth place. It is India which taught all these countries about the importance, techniques and prospects in aqua sector. Now, India lagging abysmally at fifth place. And, if this situation persists, India would lose even this position. This is happening in spite of India having the potential of producing the best Tiger Prawns in the world. One of the main reasons behind above countries moving ahead of India is: all these countries have a separate Ministry for aqua sector. In India, leave alone having a separate Ministry, we don't even have a separate department for this. Here, production of prawn is under MPEDA, exports are under Commerce and Food Processing Ministries, hatcheries are under another Ministry. The other problem is: we are exporting raw prawns, whereas, other countries are exporting them as value-added products in the form of ready-to-eat and ready-to-cook.

So, there is an urgent need to set up a separate Ministry for aqua sector, to bring all aqua-related issues under one umbrella and also take steps to export them as value-added products. Unless we take these measures immediately, it is very difficult for revival of Indian aqua sector in the coming years. (Ends)

DEMAND TO ESTABLISH MARITIME UNIVERSITY IN GUJARAT

SHRI JAYANTILAL BAROT (GUJARAT): Sir, the Government of India is considering to establish a full-fledged Maritime Institution in the east coast. After taking into consideration the various factors for locating a Maritime University, action for setting up an Indian Maritime University at Chennai with regional campuses at Kolkata, Mumbai and Visakhapatnam, as announced by the hon. Minister of Finance during his Budget speech, is underway.

As you are aware, Gujarat State is having the longest coastline of about 1600 kms as compared to the other maritime States of the country, and keeping in view the large-scale port land development and shipping activities taking place on the west coastline, the Gujarat State is the best choice to establish marine institute.

A Maritime Academy on the east cost at Chennai was established by the Government of India. The people of the State of Gujarat have also a dream to establish a similar academy or campus as the Chennai Academy in their State for which the Government of Gujarat is prepared to provide all necessary support and assistance.

Sir, to fulfil the dream of the people of Gujarat, I would request the Central Government, through your goodself, to get the proposal considered favourably and expeditiously. (Ends)

YSR-MP

DEMAND FOR ONE TIME GRANT FOR HOUSING FACILITY TO KARNATAKA POLICE

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA): Sir, the Karnataka Police Force consists of more than sixty-five thousand members of all ranks. They work round the clock, many a time in adverse conditions to maintain law and order of the State, which is, of late, being targeted by anti-nationals and terrorists. The Police personnel have to remain alert in order to foil the evil designs of the anti-national elements without bothering for personal worries. But the State has to ensure that as far as possible there should be no worries to the Police personnel. However, good residential accommodation is one of the worries of many a Police personnel. Even the National Police Commission has prescribed a norm that the State Governments have to provide quarters to all the Policemen and more so to the Constables, Head-Constables, and Sub-Inspectors. The State Government has provided free quarters to 35 per cent of its Police Force, but this is far below the level of satisfaction achieved in many other States. Though there is a Police Housing Corporation for construction of quarters for the Police Personnel, paucity of funds has made this Corporation handicapped. The residential problem is more acute in urban areas, including the State Capital, Bangalore. The State Government intends to purchase ready built houses from Karnataka Housing Board also but for this too funds are required.

Hence, I demand from the Central Government to provide one time grant of 500 crore rupees to Karnataka for providing housing facilities to the Police Personnel of the State. The ground reality may be reviewed from time to time and adequate grants may be provided to the States for the purpose. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER LARGE-SCALE IMPORT OF DUTY FREE VANASPATI FROM SRI LANKA

SHRI C. PERUMAL (TAMIL NADU): Sir, this is regarding the excessive import of duty-free vanaspati product from Sri Lanka and fixation of a high quota for vanaspati import amounting to 2,50,000 tonnes from Sri Lanka against zero duty. The Government has allowed the import of 2,50,000 tonnes duty free vanaspati per year from Sri Lanka without channelisation by any agency. It would affect the domestic market. The India-Sri Lanka Free Trade Agreement, since its operation, has become a cause for concern for the vanaspati industry in our country. The domestic industry is largely affected by the surge in cheap imports. The cheap imports have been possible, as Sri Lanka has allowed import of crude palm oil which is an essential raw material against a low duty. The Sri Lankan units, taking advantage of this situation, import cheap crude palm oil and process the same by simple hydrogenisation process and export largely to our country. Apart from this, nearly one lakh tonnes and 70,000 tonnes are being imported from Nepal and Bhutan respectively whereas from border of these countries 1,50,000 tonnes are being brought into our country illegally every year. This also adversely affects the Indian industry. Hence, I request the Government that the import of vanaspati from Sri Lanka under tariff rate quota be reduced to one lakh tonnes per year and take necessary action to curb illegal transportation of vanaspati. Also, I request the Government to reduce the present duty of 70 per cent for import of crude palm oil to 20 per cent to protect our domestic vanaspati industry. (Ends)

ASC-VKK

NEED FOR NEW AGRICULTURAL POLICY FOR FARMERS

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DEMAND FOR AMENDMENTS IN HINDU SUCCESSION ACT

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MKS/LT

DEMAND FOR REGULARISING SERVICES OF CONTRACT

LABOURERS OF ONGC IN GUJARAT

SHRI PRAVEEN RASHTRAPAL (GUJARAT): Sir, I am given to understand by the Gujarat Petroleum Employees Union, Ahmedabad, that 10,000 contract labourers are employed by the ONGC in Gujarat, and they are not yet regularised. Contract labourers in Mumbai are paid Rs.11,000/- p.m., and are also given other benefits such as medical leave, provident fund kits and liveries. In Delhi, the minimum wage is paid @Rs.130/- per day. Recently, ONGC has entered into an agreement, at Duliajan, for paying a monthly salary of Rs.7,500/-, and some facilities are also agreed upon. The workers in Gujarat are performing the same duties like the workers in Assam and Mumbai. Reference is invited to the MoU, dated. 29.12.2000, signed before the Regional Labour Commissioner, Mumbai, by the ONGC management and the Unions. Sir, I request the hon. Minister of Petroleum to look into the matter and do justice to contract labourers in Gujarat. (Ends)

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

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The House then adjourned at seven minutes past

six of the clock till eleven of the clock on

Thursday, the 14th December 2006.

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