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PK/4L/6.00

SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM (CONTD.): Sir, cooperative banks are not lending the bulk of farmers' loans. In fact, they are lending about 20-24 per cent. They are in bad shape. That is why I came up with the package. We appointed the Vaidyanathan Committee. We have approved Rs.13,596 crores package. The money will be made available to the States which sign the MoU. Let me make it very clear. This money is not for jam. This money will not be given for nothing. This money will be given only if States sign the MoU and implement the MoU. Two days ago, we signed an agreement with the ADB for billion dollars. The largest loan programme of the ADB since it was founded was signed day before yesterday with India. This is because our fiscal situation inspires confidence. I will get one billion dollars for this programme, another 500 million from the World Bank, and, maybe, another 400 million from another agency. So, the money is available, but States must come forward to sign the MoU, take this money, and revamp the entire cooperative credit structure which, I submit with deep regret, is in total shambles.

Sir, Shri Santosh Bagrodia asked me: why are some heads of accounts charged? Some heads of accounts are charged because the Constitution says that they cannot be voted upon. They are charged accounts and they fall under that heading. They have to be charged; they cannot be voted upon. These are very small amounts. These are not very big amounts. These are very small amounts.

Finally, Sir, the only thing that worries me is inflation. Therefore, I want to take two, three minutes to deal with that. (Interruptions).. Yes, before that, I would deal with Mr. Yadav's question on loans being given at seven per cent to farmers. Sir, let me make it very clear that all commercial banks are giving khariff and rabi crop loans at seven per cent. All rural banks, gramin banks are giving crop loans at seven per cent. They are under my control directly. Cooperative banks are under the control of State Governments. We have now given the subvention. Orders have been issued. They are obliged to give crop loans at seven per cent. If any commercial bank or any branch of any commercial bank or any gramin bank is charging any farmer more than seven per cent simple interest, kindly bring it to my notice. I promise you that swift and deterrent action will be taken against that bank and that manager. But if the cooperative banks are not lending, the complaint must be at the door of the Chief Minister of the State. We are giving the subvention. It is the duty of the State Government to ensure that cooperative banks lend at seven per cent. Sir, on SSA and NREGA, money has been released as demanded by the States. There is no shortage of funds. Adequate funds have been provided in the Budget, and adequate money will be released as and when States submit the Utilisation Certificates. In fact, the progress on SSA and NREGA is quite satisfactory. The progress on AIBP is not very satisfactory, but usually the AIBP funds are released in the second half of the year, they will also be released. Sir, the only point I wish to deal with -- I will take a couple of minutes-- is about inflation. Sir, inflation is, ultimately, a monetary phenomenon. While, we can deal with the supply side by augmenting the supply of wheat, augmenting the supply of pulses, augmenting the supply of sugar, the response to supply side is not immediate. Take for example, wheat. We really have to wait until March for the new wheat crop to come in. Sugar has started coming. For pulses, as we know, there is a shortage in India. There has always been a shortage in India. We have always imported pulses. The pulses of Indian genre are not grown everywhere in the world. They are grown in only Myanmar and one or two other countries. There is shortage of pulses. (Contd. by 4M/SKC)

4m/6.05/skc

SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM (CONTD.): So, we have taken every step, in the last four months, that is within our power, to augment the supply side. We have allowed import of wheat; we have allowed import of pulses; we have banned the export of sugar. We have done all that is possible on the supply side. But the response to supply side is usually a delayed response. Ultimately, inflation is a monetary phenomenon -- that is what most economists believe after Milton Friedman's Theorem. Therefore, the instrument that is available to the Government is, to control the money supply.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Santosh Bagrodia is here. He has come back as one of the Vice-Chairmen in the panel. We welcome him.

(THE VICE-CHAIRMAN SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA in the Chair.)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: We welcome you, Sir.

SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM: Therefore, the RBI has to move in and increase the CRR; it will suck out liquidity. Even after that, this morning, today, for example, in the first reverse report, RBI absorbed another Rs. 5500 crores or so. Ultimately, since inflation is a monetary phenomenon, we are fully supportive of what RBI has done. We have to contain inflation. Inflation will be moderated. With monetary steps being taken by the RBI, with supply side steps being taken by the Ministries of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, and some fiscal steps that I will be taking, if appropriate, we shall tame inflation. It is not as though inflation has reached 5.3 per cent for the first time. That is why I said, the opening speaker, the opening batsman on this side, must go through your figures before you make these statements. Let me remind him of the position in the year the NDA took office. The NDA took office in 1998-99. Between 13th June, 1998 and 29th August, 1999, inflation was well above six per cent. It touched 7.31 per cent in the week ending 4th July, 1998. Again, between 3rd October, 1998 and 19th December, 1998, inflation was well above six per cent. In fact, for most weeks, it was above seven per cent; that was the first year of the NDA Government. In the year 2000-01, in the 52 weeks of that year, excepting four weeks, inflation was always above six per cent. In most of the weeks, it was above seven per cent. In the year 2002-03, by the time the year came to a close, in the week beginning 15th March, 2003, inflation had crossed six per cent and that continued in the next year up to 24th May, 2003, when inflation touched 6.32 per cent. Again, between 3rd January, 2004 and 21st February, 2004, inflation was above six per cent. When the NDA handed over power to the UPA Government, inflation had touched six per cent.

So, it is not as though inflation is the making of the UPA Government. From time to time, India experiences inflation, but as Shri Santosh Bagrodia had correctly pointed out, the inflation during the period of the NDA Government was coupled with low growth, whereas the inflation during our Government is coupled with high growth; that is the difference. As Mr. Ramachandraiah had mentioned, high growth would necessarily entail some inflation; you cannot have nine per cent and eight-and-a-half per cent growth without any inflation. China's is a very different story; let us not compare ourselves with China in that behalf. I have got good reasons to show why China's inflation is low. But we are a free market economy; agriculture is free, trade is free, buying and selling is free, retail is free and wholesale trade is free. The point is, if I had low growth and high inflation, I would be very worried. I have high growth, but slightly high inflation. Still, I am worried; I am not hiding my worry. The hon. Prime Minister's concern, my concern, our party and our coalition's concern is about inflation. But I promise this House, we will tame inflation, we will moderate inflation, by monetary steps, fiscal steps and steps on the supply side. But I do not think this finger pointing takes us very far. If you point one finger at me, three fingers are pointing at yourself! So, finger pointing does not take us far. We must address the core issue, and the core issue is, to augment supply. The real problem on the supply side is that wheat production has plateaued in the last ten years. (Contd. by 4n)

HK/4n/6.10

SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM (CONTD.): The production of pulses has, in fact, declined. Paddy production is plateaued in the last ten years. There has not been any major technological breakthrough in any of the foodgrains varieties, paddy or wheat. We have not discovered new seed varieties which can augment production. I have been saying this in forum after forum . Unless there is a major technological breakthrough in paddy, wheat and other foodgrains like pulses and oilseeds, if the production is plateaued, with the rise in population and rise in consumption, we will face this problem. But I assure this House, Sir, that we will take every step to moderate inflation. It is the only cause for worry. Otherwise, I believe that the economy is growing well. In the third Quarter, I expect to do well. We will know the results in a few days. The first two Quarters have been very satisfactory. Today, we are able to provide this money because we can afford to provide this money. I can provide more money to States; I can provide more money to para-military and Delhi Police; I can provide more money for fertilizers because we have the money. We can provide this money. Who is giving this money? I am not pleading for one sector or another sector. That is recognised that it is industry which is giving all these taxes. Corporation tax, service tax, excise duty, customs duty, all are coming from industry. It is industry which will absorb the young men and women who are coming out to the job market. Therefore, industry must continue to grow at more than 10 per cent if the revenue must come. And, the allocation of revenue is in your hands, it is in Parliament's hands. My business is to collect the revenue. You allocate the revenue. You allocate it to education; you allocate it to healthcare; you allocate it to child care; you allocate it to whatever you want. It is in your hands. It is a sovereign Parliament. I will do my best to collect the revenue, but you allocate the money. When we allocate the money, let us allocate it in the manner that is inclusive, equitable, humane and reaches the poor people. I believe if growth continues, the democratic system will convert the growth into equitable growth. The democratic system will ensure that growth is inclusive growth; the democratic system will ensure that growth reaches the poorest people of India. With these words, Sir, I commend the Bill and request the House to return the Bill. (Ends)


THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): I shall first put the motion regarding consideration of Appropriation (No.5) Bill, 2006 to vote. The question is:

That the Bill to provide for the authorisation of appropriation of moneys out of the Consolidated Fund of India to meet the amounts spent on certain services during the financial year ended on the 31st day of March, 2005, in excess of the amounts granted for those services and for that year, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.

 

The motion was adopted.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 2 and 3 and the Schedule were added to the Bill.

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

 

SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM: Sir, I move:

That the Bill be returned.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: I shall now put the motion regarding consideration of Appropriation (No.6) Bill, 2006 to vote. The question is:

That the Bill to authorise payment and appropriation of certain further sums from and out of the Consolidated Fund of India for the services of the financial year 2006-07, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.

 

The motion was adopted.

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: We shall now take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 2 and 3 and the Schedule were added to the Bill.

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

 


SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM: Sir, I move:

That the Bill be returned.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Followed by 4o/SK)

SK/4O/6.15

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): We will now take up the Administrative Tribunals (Second Amendment) Bill, 2006.

THE ADMINISTRATIVE TRIBUNALS

(SECOND AMENDMENT) BILL, 2006

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSION (SHRI SURESH PACHOURI): Sir, I beg to move:

That the Administrative Tribunals (Second Amendment) Bill, 2006 be taken into consideration.

Sir, in pursuance of article 323A of the Constitution, the Parliament has enacted the Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985. This Act provided for setting up of Administrative Tribunal for adjudication or trial of disputes relating to service matters of civilian employees of Union Government, State Governments or any local or other authority. The Central Administrative Tribunal was accordingly set up by the Union of India on 28th September, 1985 to adjudicate service disputes of Central Government employees and other notified corporations or bodies under the Central Government.

The Administrative Tribunals have been providing speedier justice to civilian employees and have, by and large, met the expectations with which they were set up. During the period from 1.11.1985 to 31.10.2006, 4,82,579 cases were instituted in the Central Administrative Tribunal and 4,58,059 cases disposed of. However, the need to elevate the standards of the Administrative Tribunals, by attracting more competent and qualified persons, has been felt since the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985 came into effect. There have been comments by the judiciary regarding the quality of judgements/orders delivered by the Administrative Tribunals.

The Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985 had prescribed the age of retirement for Members as 62 years, at a time when the age of retirement of Government employees was 58 years. Accordingly, when retired Government employees were appointed as Members, they normally had a tenure of about four years. Sir, the age of retirement of Government employees has since been enhanced to 60 years and retired Government servants on appointment as Members have now a tenure of barely two years. Thus, the appointment as Member for retired senior Government servants has ceased to be attractive enough.

At present, members appointed for a term of 5 years, are eligible for another term of 5 years, but they are required to go through the entire selection process all over again before re-appointment is considered. The uncertainty in this regard has also been a disincentive in the matter of these appointments. Provision for an extendable term of five years would end this uncertainty and attract younger persons of merit to the Tribunals. In fact, the hon. Supreme Court in the case of Sampat Kurnar vs Union of India had expressed concern on this issue and had suggested that when amendments to the Act were undertaken, this aspect of the matter deserved to be considered so that there could be a wider choice for proper selection.

The present Bill basically addresses the concern to make appointments in Central Administrative Tribunal more attractive so that brighter and more suitable persons are attracted to the Central Administrative Tribunal. With this aim in view, the Bill proposes to improve the service conditions of Members by raising their age of retirement from existing 62 years to 65 years and equates their other service conditions with that of a judge of the High Court. Further, the Bill makes provision for extension of tenure of Members for one more term of five years subject to the age limit of 65 years.

For the efficient functioning of the Tribunals, it is also necessary that the Chairman of the Tribunals should have a stable tenure of five years. At present, the Chairman is appointed from retired judges of the High Court and, therefore, their tenure is short. The amendments proposed in the Bill seek to achieve the objective of appointing the more deserving persons as Members and to provide stability of tenure at the level of Chairman.

The amendments are proposed to be given prospective effect as raising the retirement age to all the existing Members on an in situ basis would defeat the very purpose of the amendments which is to attract persons of higher qualifications and merit. However, the service conditions of the existing Chairman and Members shall be protected till the expiry of their present term or the attainment of the ceiling age, as the case may be. After their present term, they could compete with others and be selected on merit for a fresh appointment under the amended provisions of the Act.

Sir, I am confident that the Bill on enactment will pave the way for

appointment of brighter and more suitable persons as Members of the Tribunals and will contribute to more effective functioning of the Tribunals.

With these words, Sir, I commend the Bill for the consideration of the House. Thank you. (ENDS)

The question was proposed.

(followed by 4p)

4P/HMS-YSR/6.20

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(4 ָ ֿ:)


-YSR/VKK-PSV/4q/6.25

00 ׻ֵ (֟): , ߕ , ꌿ֮ 5 For section 6 of the principal Act, the following section shall be substituted, namely, section 6(1) section 6(2). Section 6(2) Administrative Member Judicial Member ָ ֜, ֮ section 6 (3) ,  ָ ׻ ֟ , "A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a Judicial Member unless he is, or has been, or is qualified to be, a Judge of a High Court; or has been a Member of the Indian Legal Service and has held a post of Grade-I of that service for at least three years." ָ ׾֬ ӿ֮ և ߕ և և , "As a Judicial Member, unless he is or is qualified to be a Judge of a High Court or he has for at least two years held the post of a Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Legal Affairs or Legislative Department including Member-Secretary, Law Commission of India or held a post of Additional Secretary to the Government of India in the Department of Legal Affairs or Legislative Department at least for a period of five years." , ӡ ֮֮ Judicial Member ֮ ׳֟, experience , ָ ׾֬ ־֮֬ , ִ י ָָ qualification Judicial Member ״ֻ , ֮ և , ֲ ׾ָ֓ , ßָߵ recommendation , ו ָ֬ ָ ӿ֮ ֵ , ו Tribunal Judicial Member ֵ-ֻ , ִ ֤֮ ֣ ֵ֜ ָ , ֤ ֮֟ , ֮֮ , ֮ Ͽ ָ Tribunals ָ ֮֟ ֟֋ ӡ uniform Bill ֮ ׿ֿ ? ׾֬ ִ֣Ԯ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): Thank you. Now, Shri Shantaram Laxman Naik.

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (GOA): Mr. Vice-Chairman, Sir, I stand here to support this Bill. Sir, the original Act was enacted in 1985, during the time of Shri Rajiv Gandhi. And I had the privilege of being a member of the Consultative Committee, headed by the then Prime Minister who used to attend each and every meeting of the Consultative Committee and used to take deep personal interest in the matter.

Now, this Bill seeks to enhance the age of the authorities under the Tribunal. Needless to say, age alone does not bring wisdom; even grey hair or even grey beard does not bring wisdom. But, nevertheless, law has to fix certain age. (Interruptions)

Sir, the Administrative Tribunals Act was enacted specifically to give justice to the Government employees who have grievances as regards the service matters. Unfortunately, in our country, this concept has still not been well taken by the State Governments and several State Governments have not constituted Administrative Tribunals. The remedy would have been very well taken if all the State Governments had come forward. One hitch, I understand, is that apart from the Administrative Tribunal forum, forum under article 226 of the Constitution and forum under article 136 SLP in the Supreme Court, are still available.

(Contd. by 4r)

MKS/AKA/6.30/4R

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (CONTD.): And, therefore, sometimes a thought is given that if, even after having the Administrative Tribunals, there are two more steps required to go ahead, why should it go to the Administrative Tribunal itself? In that respect, I would say, Sir, that we should think of doing away with, for the future, one stage, i.e. the stage of high court, and, if a decision is given by the Administrative Tribunal, and if a law provides that straightaway some remedy can be provided in the Supreme Court, then one tier, i.e. the middle tier, will go. But, again, I would submit that if a law is enacted to do away with the jurisdiction of the high court under article 226, perhaps, as the trend goes today, then the high court may not agree with it, and they may strike down the provision which does away with the jurisdiction of the high court under article 226. But, in any case, Sir, this aspect has to be seen by the Government at a future date in case the Administrative Tribunals Act is to be enforced in toto.

Secondly, Sir, the question is: Why do matters concerning the Government servants go before the Administrative Tribunal or before the high court or the Supreme Court? One reason, very specific, is that our recruitment rules are not clear. Recruitment rules are very vague. Recruitment rules are made on Executive orders, rather than through legislation. Therefore, the vagueness and unclear aspects of recruitment rules lead to litigations. That is why more and more Government servants have to resort to this tool. If our recruitment rules are made very clear, very specific, then there will not be more litigations concerning Government servants, maybe, before the Administrative Tribunal or before the high court or the Supreme Court. Therefore, guidelines should be issued to all the State Governments to make the recruitment rules clear and transparent.

Thirdly, Sir, as far as character rolls are concerned, what is called 'CRs', there are no legislations in any State on the writing of CRs. Only the IAS Officers have got their own legislations. Others have got only Executive instructions. These Executive instructions create havoc as far as the future of Government servants is concerned. If somebody writes anything, in any language he uses in writing the character roll, which stalls the promotion of an able Government servant, a qualified Government servant, sometimes it affects his career. And, I will tell you, Sir, in matters of promotion, 'good' and 'very good' are the two things that matter. If, instead of 'good', 'very good' is given, then 'good' becomes an adverse report. If a person who has got 'good' is denied promotion because the other man has got 'very good', then 'good' becomes adverse. Now, which Government intimates this 'good' adverse report to the Government Servant for giving an explanation? Only if it is 'bad', they will communicate. 'Good' is not communicated. They say, 'good' is not adverse. Therefore, these litigations arise. Again, I am submitting that if the load of Administrative Tribunals or if the load of high courts, under article 226, or of the Supreme Court, is to be lessened, then there should be a legislation on character rolls (CRs), not circulars.

Thirdly, our Sixth Pay Commission has got a good term of reference. This time, they will decide not the pay scales and pensions alone, but will also give a report on making the Government Departments people-friendly. This is one of the important terms of reference of the Sixth Pay Commission. If these terms of reference are further bifurcated, and they are asked to give how to make Government Departments people-friendly in various sectors, then the report, perhaps, would have been more useful for the Government. In any case, Sir, this term of reference of the Sixth Pay Commission has to be taken seriously, and its report has to be implemented with earnestness.

Lastly, I would say, Sir,--and this is my humble submission too--that our Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha employees are not covered under this Tribunal Bill. I think, they cannot seek any remedy before the Tribunal if any service problems are there. (Contd. by 4S)

TMV-SCH/4S/6.35

SHRI SHANTARAM LAXMAN NAIK (CONTD.): Why should we make this discrimination? Why don't we cover the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha employees also and make them entitled to approach the Administrative Tribunals? Thank you. (Ends)

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֮֮ߵ ֤õ ָ ֮ ә ꌙ ָ , ִ ָ ֵ , 70 , ָ  ֵ 70 , ָ ֵ֟ ִ  ֡֟ ߴ ֕ ָ ֻ֮ ־ִֵָ יֻ ꌙ , ָ ֵ 70 ָ ֵ 62 4T/MCM ָ ָ

MCM-VK/4T/6-40

֓ (֟) : ֻ֮ יֻ ָԮ 68 , 65 ֻ֮ և ߿֮ ו օ ֮֯ ׯϾ֮ ֮ ؛ ׯֻ יֻ ָ ָ 68 65 ֮֯ ָԮ 68 62 ָ ־ יֻ ָ ׸ֵָ 65 62 ָ ׯֻ יֻ , ߛ 62 ֡֟ , ִ ֕ , ִ ִ֮֟ ָ֕ , ו ׻֋ ֣Ԯ ֲ ֟ יֻ ָԮ , , ָԮ ߴ ׸ֵ֛ ֕ ָ ָ և ׸ֵ֛ ֕ ׻֋ ׾ן ָ֕ ֟ ™ ֲ CAT ׾֬ , ꌙ ӛ ߕ , ֮ ֻ֟ ߴ ߓ-ߓ ׮Ե ׻֋ ֌ ״׮Ùי יֻ ֵ ֨ן ־֢ ֵ ֨ן ָ ֮ , ™֟ ֟ , , ״׮Ùי և כ׿ֵֻ և , ֵ ֨ן , ִ Ù , ֤֯ ßָ ֜, ™֟ ֟ ׮Ե ׻ֵ ָ ֟ כ׿ֵֻ ָ ׻ױ֮ ֵ֜ ? ָ ßָ և ֵ֬߿ ֲָָ , ׻ױ֮ և ֕ ֲָָ , ׻֋ ֟ ָ֧֕ ֟ ֮֮ߵ ֵ ֌ã ߿֮ ו օ ׮׿֟ ֲ ãן ֋ ִ ֮ ꅠ ֮֟ پ ߿ , ֮֜ ֕׸ ׻֙ ״ֻ, ™֟ ֟ ׮Ե ׻ֵ ״׮Ùי ߿֮ , ִ ֱ ָ , ™֟ ֟ ׮Ե ׻ֵ , ו ֕ ײֻ ֮ ֛ և ָ Ͽ , և ָ כߙ ָ ֲ ִ , ׻ױ֮ - ִ֮ , ִ כؙ֮ օ ״׮Ùי כߕ֮ ״׮Ùי ִ ו֮ ׵֟ פ ֋, ןִ ָ ֵ ߲ ִ ׻֋ פ ֋, ָ ֵ ׻֋ ׻֋ ֮ ֻ֟ ֕ ־ֿ ִֵ-ִֵ ָ ׸ϕ֮ ״ֻ ߴ ָ פ ״׮Ùי יֻ , ֵ ֨ן ־֢ ֋ ֲ ֟ ™֟ ֟ CAT ָԮ ֮֜ ׮Ե ׻ֵ ֣ ֤ ׻֙ ׮Ե ׻ֵ , ׻֋ ֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ֕ ׸ãןֵ ׸ יֻ ִ , ֟ ֮ ֟ ײֻ ֤ ִ ֵ ֮֮ߵ ֤õ ֣Ԯ ײֻ ִ֣Ԯ ֮־֤ (ִ֯)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): The question is:

That the Administrative Tribunal (Second Amendment) Bill, 2006 be taken into consideration.

The motion was adopted.

(Followed by 4U)

RG/6.45/4U

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: Now we shall take up clause-by-clause consideration of the Bill.

Clauses 2 to 4 were added to the Bill.

Clause 5 (SUBSTITUTION OF NEW SECTION FOR SECTION 6)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: In clause 5, there is one amendment (No.2) by the hon. Minister.

SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, I move:

(No.2) That at page 2, line 24, for the words

"shall be qualified" the words

"shall not be qualified", be

substituted.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 5, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clause 6 was added to the Bill.

 

Clause 7 (SUBSTITUTION OF NEW SECTION FOR SECTION 8)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): In clause 7, there is one amendment (No.3) by the hon. Minister.

SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, I move:

(No.3) That at page 3, line 29, for the words

"one or more" the words "one more",

be substituted.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 7, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 8 and 9 were added to the Bill.

Clause 10 (INSERTION OF NEW SECTION 10A)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: In clause 10, there is one amendment (No.4) by the hon. Minister.

SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, I move:

(No.4) That at page 4, in clause 10, for the

bracket and words "(Second

Amendment)", wherever it occurs, the

bracket and word "(Amendment)", be

substituted.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

Clause 10, as amended, was added to the Bill.

Clauses 11 to 15 were added to the Bill.

 

Clause 1 (SHORT TITLE AND COMMENCEMENT)

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA: In clause 1, there is one amendment (No.1) by the hon. Minister.

SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, I move:

(No.1) That at page 1, line 3, for the bracket

and words "(Second Amendment)"

the bracket and word

"(Amendment)", be substituted.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

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

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

SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, I move:

That the Bill, as amended, be passed.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Ends)

THE COMMISSIONS FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2006

 

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): Now, we take up the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights (Amendment) Bill, 2006. Since there are no speakers on this Bill, we straightway pass it.

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN & CHILD DEVELOPMENT (SHRIMATI RENUKA CHOWDHURY): Sir, I move:

That the Bill to amend the Commissions

for Protection of Child Rights Act of

2005, as passed by the Lok Sabha, be

taken into consideration.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

(Followed by 4W)

4w/6.50/ks-mp

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: We shall now take up Clause-by-Clause consideration of the Bill.

Clause 2 was added to the Bill.

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

SHRIMATI RENUKA CHOWDHURY: Sir, I beg to move:

That the Bill be passed.

The question was put and the motion was adopted. (Ends)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN: We shall now take Half-an-Hour Discussion.

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ֳ֬ : ֯ ֵ ֣ ? ...(־֮֬)... Fine, then. If that is so, we will not take it up.

We have Special Mentions. (Interruptions) ïֻ ֮ The Members can lay them. I will just read the names so that you can lay them. (Interruptions) ו֮֟ , ֮ lay , ֻ Shri Jayantilal Barot.

SPECIAL MENTIONS

EXCISE DUTY ON DRUGS

SHRI JAYANTILAL BAROT (GUJARAT): Sir, the State of Gujarat alone has about 40 per cent of the drugs and pharmaceutical productions in the country. The industry gives employment to more than five lakh workers through about 3000 units. The entrepreneurial skills of the Gujaratis are well known.

With the declaration of financial incentives for the States of Sikkim, J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, the pharmaceutical industry in Gujarat received a set-back as the shifting of investments to these States had a severe impact. The industries, particularly the small-scale units, have further been seriously affected due to the issuance of notification dated 7.1.2005 to change the excise duty on drugs at 16% of 65% of the MRP which was subsequently reduced to 16% of 60% of MRP.

While the excise duty on almost all other industrial products has been kept at 50% of the MRP, in the case of the pharmaceutical products, it has been kept at 16% of 60% of the MRP, which should be reduced to 50% of the MRP. It is also for consideration that the excise duty be reduced to 8% from the present level of 16%.

I urge upon the Central Government to give top priority and take all possible steps for a favourable consideration of the matter without delay. (Ends)

CONCERN OVER INADEQUATE PREPAREDNESS FOR COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN DELHI

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ֳ ֻכ ֕֋ ִָ פ ִ߯ Ӿ ־ã և ӲӬ ִ ֟ ֮ߠ ֣ Ӥ ֻ ֮֮֯ ֻ Ӥ, ™ߵ ܵ-24 ָ פ ָ ֮ ֻ Traffice Jam ֣ ָ ã֮ ֵ㌟ , ֲ ִ ָ ֋ ãן ״ֻ , ׻֋ ֻכ ׻֋ ִ ֲִֵ֨ ָ ֺ Projects ן þ߸ Infrastructure ӟָ™ߵ ײָ֤ ָ ֜֟ ӟ ִֵ ֮ֆ ֙֋ ֮ "Penny wise pound foolish" , ֵ ӡ ӲӬ ֮

(ִ֯)

DEMAND FOR NETWORKING OF RIVERS FOR FLOOD MANAGEMENT AND PROPER UTILISATION OF SURPLUS WATER

 

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (TAMIL NADU): The flood damages in India is frequent and unmanageable while new technology and surplus technical manpower in India can give suitable management for "Networking of Rivers". The surplus water due to floods in and around rivers can be used in canal system throughout the year. The canal water can be used for navigation, developing hydel power, irrigation and afforestation. This will give employment to millions of people who are educated, skilled, technically educated and common man. The entire Indian environment will be changed in a span of five years with implementing the scheme. Hence, the draft 11th Five Year Plan should highlight this as one "Bharath Nirman Mega Plan" and allocate in different heads of Water Resources, Navigation, Power, Agriculture, Rural Development, Employment, Forest and Environment Ministries. Hence, networking of rivers in India will lead to flood and surplus water management converting that into wealth to millions of Indians, Government of States and the Government of India. The comprehensive programme should be implemented on a war-footing.

(Ends)


NEED FOR OBJECTIVE APPRAISAL OF SCHEMES BY ZILA PANCHAYATS IN KARNATAKA

SHRI B. K. HARIPRASAD (KARNATAKA): Sir, it was late Shri Rajiv Gandhi who realised the dream of our Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, of attaining Grama Swaraj by enacting Panchayat Raj Act, ushering in the process of decentralization of power at the grass-root level of Panchayats. It is heartening to observe that the Panchayats are increasingly involving them in matters of implementation of schemes at the rural level; a case in point is the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme now on full steam. However, in travesty of the laudable intent and spirit of the provisions of the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act, 1993, the State Government has issued guidelines on finalizing the list of works to be taken up for roads and bridges giving primacy to MLA's to propose schemes thereby diluting/infringing on the powers of the Panchayats to decide on priorities in an objective manner. The learned High Court of Karnataka in writ 11877 of 2006 has upheld the power of Zila Panchayats to prioritise schemes for implementation under Schedule III of the Act in an objective manner thereby negating the right of primacy to proposals submitted by MLA's as per the guidelines of the State Government. I urge the Ministry of Panchayat Raj to ensure that new guidelines issued by the State Governments in this regard do not vitiate the intent and spirit of the Panchayati Raj Act as envisioned in the Statute. Thank you. (Ends)

THE VICE-CHAIRMAN (SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA): The House is now adjourned till 11 o'clock tomorrow.

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The House then adjourned at fifty-three minutes

past six of the clock till eleven of the clock

on Friday, the 15th December, 2006.

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