PREVIOUS HOUR

VK-MCM/1E/12.00

The House reassembled at twelve of the clock,

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

 

SHRI A.R. ANTULAY: Sir, I lay on the Table

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under section 13 of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992:

 

(a)  Twelfth Annual Report of the National Commission for Minorities,  New Delhi, for the year 2004-2005.

 

(b)   Review by Government on the Working of the above Commission.

 

(c)  Action Taken Memorandum on the recommendations contained in the above Report of the Commission.

II.     Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (I) above.

  SHRI SUSHILKUMAR SAMBHAJIRAO SHINDE: Sir, I lay on the Table

I.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Power, under section 179 of the Electricity Act, 2003:-

 

(1)       No.L-7/25(5)/2003 CERC, dated the 14th March 2007, publishing the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions of Tariff) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

(2)          G.S.R. 211 (E) dated the 20th March, 2007, publishing the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission for Union Territories except Delhi (Salary, Allowances and Other Conditions of Service of Chairperson and Members) Rules, 2007. 

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

 (i)    Annual Accounts of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC),  New  Delhi,  for the  year 2005-2006 and the Audit Report thereon under sub-Section (4) of section 100 of the Electricity Act, 2003.

 

(ii)    Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Power) and the Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC), for the year 2007-2008.

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

 

(a)   Thirty-fourth Annual Report and Accounts of the Bharat  Gold Mines Limited, Kolar, Karnataka,  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.

(2). Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above.

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

 (i)     Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Mines) and the Hindustan Copper Limited (HCL), for the year 2007-2008.

 

(ii)

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Mines) and the Mineral Exploration Corporation Limited (MECL), for the year 2007-2008.

SHRI H. R. BHARDWAJ: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs) Notification G.S.R. 109 (E) dated the 27th February, 2007, publishing Corrigendum to G.S.R. 9 (E) dated the 9th January, 2006, substituting certain entries in the original Notification.

SHRI MD. ALI ASHRAF FATMI: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of School Education and Literacy), under section 33 of the National Council for Teacher Education Act, 1993:

 

(1)       F.No.47-33/2005/NCTE/CDN dated the 20th May, 2006, regarding nomination of members of various Regional Committees, along with delay statement.

 

(2)       F.No.49-4/2006/NCTE/ (N and S) dated the 21st July, 2006, publishing the National Council for Teacher Education (Recognition Norms and Procedure) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006 along with delay statement.

 

(3)       F.No.47-33/2006/NCTE/CDN dated the 16th September, 2006, regarding nomination to the Western Regional Committee, along with delay statement.

 

(4)       F.No.49-4/2006/NCTE/ (N and S) dated the 15th November, 2006, publishing the National Council for Teacher Education (Recognition Norms and Procedure) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2006 along with delay statement.

 

(5)       F.No.49-4/2006/NCTE/(N and S) dated the 11th December, 2006, publishing the National Council for Teacher Education (Recognition Norms and Procedure) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2006 along with delay statement.

 

(6)    F No. 49-4/2006-NCTE (N and S) dated the 2nd January, 2007, publishing the National Council for Teacher Education (Recognition Norms and Procedure) (Fourth Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

SHRIMATI  SUBBULAKSHMI JAGADEESAN: Sir, I lay on the Table

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

 

(a)  Seventeenth  Annual  Report  and  Accounts of the  National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC),       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)    Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

(2).    Statement (in English and Hindi) giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (1) above

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

(i)

(a)

Twenty-fourth Annual Report and Accounts of the Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped (AYJNIHH), Mumbai, 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.

 

(c)

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above

(ii)

(a)

Twenty-second Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute for the Mentally Handicapped, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh, 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.

 

(c) 

Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) above

SHRIMATI D. PURANDESWARI: Sir, I lay on the Table

I.  A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Human Resource Development (Department of Higher Education, Technical Section- II), under section 24 of the All India Council for Technical Education Act, 1987, together with delay statement:-

 

(1)          F. No 37-3/Legal/04, dated the 8th December, 2005, publishing the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Grant of approval for starting new technical institutions, introduction of courses or programmes and increase/variation of intake capacity of seats for the courses or programmes and Extension of approval for the existing technical institutions and maintenance of norms and standards in Universities including Deemed to be Universities Regulations, 2005.

 

(2)          F. No 37-3/Legal/05, dated the 7th January, 2006, regarding the partial modification of the Regulations notified by the Council, vide Notification No. F. 37-3/Legal/2005 dated the 16th May, 2005.

 

(3)          F. No 37-3/Legal/06, dated the 28th September, 2005, publishing the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) award of Deemed University Status to an institution imparting technical education and maintenance of norms and standards in Universities including Deemed to be Universities Regulations, 2006.

 

(4)          F. No 37-3/Legal/06, dated the 28th September, 2005, publishing the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) Grant of approval for starting new technical institutions, introduction of courses of programmes and increase/variation of intake capacity of seats for the courses of programmes and extension of approval for the existing technical institutions and maintenance of norms and standards in Universities including Deemed to be Universities Regulations, 2006.

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

(i)   Statements giving reasons for not laying the following papers within stipulated period:

 

(a)

Annual Report and Accounts of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

Annual Accounts of the Manipur University, for the year      2005-2006.

 

(c)

Annual Report and Accounts of the University of Allahabad, for the year 2005-2006.

(ii)

(a) 

                Annual Report of the National Book Trust, India, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006.

 

(b)

                Annual Accounts of the National Book Trust, India, New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon.

 

(c) 

                Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(d)

                      Statement giving reasons for the delay in laying the papers mentioned at (a) and (b) above.

(ENDS)

STATEMENTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

MS. PRAMILA BOHIDAR (ORISSA): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the two Statements showing action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the following Action Taken Reports (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) of the Committee on Empowerment of Women:

(i)    Seventh Report of the Committee on Economic Upliftment of Scheduled Caste Women through National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC); and

(ii)   Ninth Report of the Committee on Working Conditions of Women in Handloom Sector.

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REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON DEFENCE

 

SHRI R.K. DHAWAN (BIHAR) : Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Eighteenth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence (2006-2007) on  "In-depth Study and Critical Review of Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL)."

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STATEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

 

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA) : Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the Statements of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on External Affairs showing further action taken by the Government on Chapter-I of the Twelfth and Thirteenth Action Taken Reports on Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs and the Ministry of External Affairs, respectively, for the year 2006-2007. (Ends)

 

MR. DPUTY CHAIRMAN: We have decided to take up all the Zero Hour issues one-by-one.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Sir, on Friday, an assurance was given by the Government....(Interruptions).

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

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Everybody has given notice. (Interruptions). Mr. Trivedi, everybody has given notice. Please sit down. (Interruptions). Are you interested in taking up your Zero Hour mention or not?

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Sir, the first issue is, an assurance was given by the Parliamentary Affairs Minister that the Government will respond to the threat given by the US Senators in the form of a letter to the Prime Minister of this country, thereby insulting the country and affecting our national sovereignty. This assurance was given. We want to know....

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: That is not the subject under Zero Hour. That is not the subject. (Interruptions).

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: The second letter....(Interruptions).

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The Parliamentary Affairs Minister had given this assurance. That can be taken up. (Interruptions).

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Let the Government respond to the assurance given in the House. Let the Government respond to the assurance. (Interruptions). We cannot accept this. (Interruptions).

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The Parliamentary Affairs Minister had given a categorical assurance. But they have to find out..... (Interruptions).

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Sir, kindly check the records. (Interruptions). Kindly check the records.

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI: Sir, after the Leader of the Opposition, I would like to....(Interruptions). (Followed by 1F)

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SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: The Government had given a categorical assurance...(Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: We will ask the Government...(Interruptions)

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Please hear me, Sir. I don't want to take the time of the Leader of the Opposition...(Interruptions)

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA: Sir, we want Gujarat first...(Interruptions)

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House is adjourned to meet at 2.00 p.m.

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The House then adjourned at nine

minutes past twelve of the clock.

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