PREVIOUS HOUR

VP/MCM/12.00/1N

 

PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

 

SHRI SUSHILKUMAR SHINDE: Sir, on behalf of my colleague, Shri A.R. Antulay, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:-

 

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Central Wakf Council, New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Council.

 

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

 

A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Power Notification G.S.R. 537 (E) dated the 6th August, 2007, publishing the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (Appointment of Members, Manner of Filling Vacancies, Fees and Allowances and Procedure For Discharging their Functions) Rules, 2007, under sub-section (1) of section 59 of the Energy Conservation Act, 2001.

 

II. 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 1st October, 2007, publishing the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Terms and Conditions of Tariff) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

(2) G.S.R. 675 (E), dated the 22nd October, 2007, publishing the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission Fund (Constitution and the manner of application of the Fund) and Form and Time for Preparation of Budget Rules, 2007.

 

(3) G.S.R. 676 (E), dated the 22nd October, 2007, publishing the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (Form of Annual Statement of Accounts and Records) Rules, 2007.

 

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

 

(i) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Power Grid Corporation of India Limited (PGCIL), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, 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) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Hydroelectric Power Corporation Limited (NHPC), Faridabad, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the 116 Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.

 

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

 

(iii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Satluj Jal Vidyut Nigam Limited (SJVNL), New Shimla, for the year 2006-2007,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.

(iv) (a) Twenty-first Annual Report and Accounts of the Power Finance Corporation Limited (PFC), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, 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.

 

(v) (a) Thirty-eighth Annual Report and Accounts of the Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, 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.

 

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

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), 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 Bureau.

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

 

SHRI P.R. KYNDIAH : Sir, I beg to lay on the Table -

 

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

(a) Sixth Annual Report and Accounts of the National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC), New Delhi, for the years 2006-2007, 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) Nineteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India Limited (TRIFED), New Delhi, for the years 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Federation.

 

SHRI H.R. BHARDWAJ: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:-

 

(a) Two Hundred and second Report of the Law Commission of India on the 'Proposal to Amend Section 304-B of Indian Penal Code'.

 

(b) Third Annual Statement on Pending Law Commission Reports.

 

SHRIMATI MEIRA KUMAR: Sir, I lay on the Table, under clause (6) of article 338 of the Constitution of India, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers :-

 

(a) Seventh Annual Report of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, for the year 2001-2002.

 

(b) Action Taken Memorandum on the Seventh Annual Report of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes for the period 2001-2002.

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

 

SHRI SURESH PACHOURI: Sir, on behalf of Shri Kapil Sibal, I beg to lay on the Table: -

 

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

(i) (a) Eighteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the Bharat Immunologicals and Biologicals Corporation Limited (BIBCOL), Bulandshahr, for the year 2006-2007, 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) Eighteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian Vaccines Corporation Limited (IVCOL), Gurgaon, for the year 2006-2007, 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 copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:-

(i) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Immunology (NII), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

(ii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Centre for Cell Science (NCCS), Pune, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(iii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Centre for DNA

Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), Hyderabad, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(iv) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Brain Research Centre (NBRC), Manesar, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(v) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute for Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(vi) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Imphal, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(vii) (a) Annual Report of the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS),Bhubaneswar, for the year 2006-2007.

 

(b) Annual Accounts of the Institute of Life Sciences (ILS),Bhubaneswar, for the year 2006-2007, and the Audit Report thereon.

 

(c) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(viii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Vigyan Prasar, Noida, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(ix) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Wadia Institute of Himalayan Geology, Dehradun, for the year 2006-2007,together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(x) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany, Lucknow, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(xi) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian National Science Academy (INSA), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(xii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007,together with the Auditors Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(xiii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Centre for Liquid Crystal Research, Bangalore, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(xiv) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, Kolkata, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(xv) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian Institute of Geomagnetism, Navi Mumbai, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(xvi) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Centre for Antarctic and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Goa, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Centre.

 

(xvii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), Pune, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

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

 


SHRIMATI RENUKA CHOWDHURY: Sir, I lay on the Table, under sub-section (3) of Section 35 of the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005, a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Notification of the Ministry of Women and Child Development G.S.R. 548 (E) dated the 14th August, 2007, publishing corrigendum to Notification G.S.R. 450 (E) dated the 31st July, 2006, regarding the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights Rules, 2006.

 

SHRI VILAS MUTTEMWAR: Sir, I beg to lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers:-

 

(i) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET), Chennai for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Centre.

 

(ii) (a) Twentieth Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Review by Government on the working of the above Agency.

 

(iii) (a) Ninth Annual Report and Accounts of the Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy (SSS-NIRE), Kapurthala, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's

Report on the Accounts.

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

 

(iv) Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) and the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Limited (IREDA), New Delhi, for the year 2007-2008.

 

SHRI MD. ALI ASHRAF FATMI: Sir, I beg to lay on the Table a copy each(in English and Hindi) of the following papers:-

 

(i) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Society, U.T. Chandigarh, for the years 2003-2004 and 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b) Annual Report and Accounts of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Society, U.T. Chandigarh, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(c) Statement by Government accepting the above Reports.

 

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

 

(ii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Rajya Shiksha Kendra, Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, (Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, for the year 2005-2006, together with

the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

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

 

(iii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Mahila Samakhya, Gujarat, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

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

 

(iv) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Mahila Samakhya, Uttar Pradesh, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

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

 

(v) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan Rajya Mission, Tripura, Agartala, for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

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

 

(vi) (a) Annual Report of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), for the years 2006-2007.

(b) Annual Accounts of the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), for the years 2006-2007 and the Audit Report thereon.

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

(d) Statement in respect of Annual Accounts and Audit report mentioned at (b).

 

SHRIMATI MEIRA KUMAR: Sir, I lay on the Table:-

 

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

(i) (a) Eighteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the National Scheduled Castes Finance and Development Corporation (NSFDC), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, 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) Fifteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, 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.

 

                        (1) A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under section 15 of the National Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993:-

 

(a) Annual Report of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006.

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

(c) Memorandum of Action Taken on the advices tendered by the National Commission for Backward Classes.

 

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

 

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

 

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (4) of section 30 of the Babasaheb himrao Ambedkar University Act, 1994:

 

(a) Annual Accounts of the Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow, for the year 2003-2004 and the Audit Report thereon.

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

 

II. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers under sub-section (2) of section 29 and sub-section (4) of section 30 of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University Act, 1996:-

 

(a) Ninth Annual Report of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, for the year 2006-2007.

 

(b) Tenth Annual Accounts of the Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad, for the year 2006-2007 and the Audit Report thereon.

 

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

 

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

 

(i) (a) Annual Accounts of the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon, under sub-section (4) of section 23 of the Institutes of Technology Act, 1961.

 

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

 

(ii) (a) Annual Accounts of the Nagaland University, Kohima, for the year 2003-2004, and the Audit Report thereon, under subsection (5) of section 32 of the Nagaland University Act, 1989.

 

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

 

(iii) (a) Annual Accounts of the University of Delhi, for the year 2004-2005, and the Audit Report thereon.

 

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

 

(iv) (a) Annual Accounts of the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon.

 

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

(v) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Motilal Nehru National Institute of Technology, Allahabad, 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.

 

(vi) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, 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.

 

(vii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Technology, Patna, for the year 2004-2005, 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.

 

(viii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, 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.

 

(ix) (a) Annual Report of the Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology, Surat, for the year 2006-2007.

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

 

(x) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Maulana Azad National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, 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.

 

(xi) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Technology, Srinagar 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.

 

(xii) (a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur, 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.

 

(Ends)

 


REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON PUBLIC UNDERTAKINGS

 

SHRI DINESH TRIVEDI (WEST BENGAL): Sir, to lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Twenty-third Report of the Committee on Public Undertakings on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Seventeenth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on GAIL (India) Limited - A Comprehensive Examination

(Ends)

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON

EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN

 

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(Ends)

REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON LABOUR

 

SHRI ARJUN KUMAR SENGUPTA (WEST BENGAL) : Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Twenty-Fifth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour on "The Unorganized Sector Workers Social Security Bill, 2007".

(Ends)

STATEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS

 

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the Statements of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Petroleum and Natural Gas showing further action taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in Chapter I and Chapter V of the following Reports of the Committee: -

 

(i) Tenth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Sixth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Pricing of Petroleum Products.

(ii) Eleventh Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Seventh Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Exploration of Oil and Natural Gas including Coal Bed Methane and

                        Thirteenth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the Ninth Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on Demands for Grants (2006-2007) of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. (Ends)

 

STATEMENTS OF THE DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON URBAN DEVELOPMENT

 

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(i) Statement showing Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the 16th Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) of the Committee relating to the Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in their 8th Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on The Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

(ii) Statement showing Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the 18th Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) of the Committee relating to the Action Taken by the Government on the recommendation contained in their 14th Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on 'Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Urban Development' for the year 2006-2007; and

                        Statement showing Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the 19th Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) of the Committee relating to the Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in their 15th Report (Fourteenth Lok Sabha) on 'Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation' for the year 2006-2007.

(Ends)

 


STATEMENT RE: IMPLEMENTATION OF ONE HUNDRED SEVENTY-THIRD REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS.

 

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PARLIAMENTARY AFFAIRS (SHRI SURESH PACHOURI): Sir, on behalf of Shri Kapil Sibal, I beg to lay a statement on the status of implementation of recommendations contained in the One Hundred Seventy-third Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests. (Ends)

(Followed by SKC/1O)

1o/12.05/skc-gs

 

MATTERS RAISED WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE CHAIR

 

PROTESTS AGAINST SETTING UP OF STEEL PLANT AT JAGATSINGHPUR, ORISSA

SHRI D. RAJA (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I would like to make a mention here on an issue of great importance. I wish this House takes note of what is happening in the Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa.

There is a very strong popular resistance to the steel plant proposed to be set up by Posco and there is a genuine fear and apprehension in the minds of several thousands of villagers living in that area. If that plant is set up, they will be displaced and the fertile agricultural land will be taken over by the Posco Steel Plant. I have been to that area; it is a very fertile agricultural land where paddy, coconut and beetlenut are cultivated. It is a fertile agricultural land and I do not know why such an agricultural land should be taken over by this plant.

Secondly, this plant is supposed to use up a large quantity of water from the River Mahanadi. This will lead to a very serious water crisis in the entire Mahanadi Delta. Also, it will cause very serious drinking water crisis for the city of Cuttack and other places on the banks of River Mahanadi.

Thirdly, there is a serious issue in relation to the Paradip Port; this steel plant is supposed to be built as a captive plant for its use. Already, there is sea erosion near Paradip Port. This will adversely affect the functions of the Port and also lead to further sea erosion in that area.

Fourthly, there is permission sought to be given to the Posco Plant to extract iron ores even before the Plant is set up and commissioned. This seems to be very outrageous because the Posco Plant is planning to take iron ores to its mother-plant in Korea. I do not know what is the Mineral Policy of the Government and how it can allow Posco to extract and take away iron ores before the Plant is commissioned in that area.

Fifthly, it is an issue concerning forests and environment. This plant is going to very seriously affect the forests and environment in that area. I do not know why the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests is keeping quiet when such a thing is going on.

Sixthly, the people living in that area have proposed an alternative site. I do not know why the Government is not considering that alternative site. If the Union Government does not intervene at this point of time, I am afraid, the situation will get out of control and anything may happen there. Already, clashes are taking place and hundreds of people have been hurt. Several people have been seriously injured; they are all being treated and there is a very grave situation.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Please conclude.

SHRI D. RAJA: There is a tense situation in Jagatsinghpur district of Orissa and this situation cannot be allowed to remain as it is. Anything may happen. Already there are armed clashes between the people. So, I think, the Union Government will have to take note of this emergent situation in that part of Orissa and something has to be done without any further delay. Otherwise, we will be facing a very serious armed resistance in the State of Orissa. (Ends)

SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I associate myself with what the hon. Member has said. (Ends)

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AKG-HK/1P/12.10

DEMANDS OF DISABLED PERSONS

SHRIMATI N.P. DURGA (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I would like to draw the attention of the House on some of the demands of disabled persons. Sir, in 1982, the UN has decided to observe every December 3rd as the World Day of Disabled. But, till now, disabled people are not yet fully considered within development issues. They are still excluded from our society in spite of effective disability legislation is being in place. They are demanding for paying an amount of Rs.1500 as pension. Now, they are being given reservation of 3 per cent in employment and education. But this is not sufficient looking at their population. So, their demand is that it should be increased to 9 per cent. They should be provided rice at the rate at which it has been provided to the BPL families. Children who are below ten years and are hearing impaired should be provided with cochlear implantation so that they can get hearing back. They should be provided with loans at 25 paise so that they can start some self-employment units and earn their livelihood. They should be provided reservation in promotions and also in judiciary. Sir, I request the Government of India to sympathetically consider their demands so that they can move ahead in the society with dignity and the goal of equality, as enshrined under the Constitution, is achieved. Thank you. (Ends)

DR. V. MAITREYAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate with it.

SHRI TIRUCHI SIVA (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I also associate with it.

EXEMPTION ON TRANSPORTATION OF ANIMALS DURING BAKAR ID.

ִ ̴֕ (ָ Ϥ) :  ָ ָ, ֯ ֈ ֮ ֻ ָ פ֮ ֮ ֲ ׻֋ ֲָָ Slaughtering ֕ ֮־ָ ̲ , ָ , direct ֤ ׮ֻ ָ ֮ ֮ ֮ , ִ exemption ״ֻ ֕ ֲ ֮־ָ ׮֟ , ָ ֚ , ߤ ִ , ֚ ߤ ִ ֟ ֤ active ֟ ֮־ָ כ ֮־ָ ָ ׻֋ ֟ , Cruelty to Animals Act, 1960, ו ָ ֮־ָ ֕֟ ֣ ֮ ֮־ָ ֕֟ , ֣ 㻴 , ֟ ײֻ , ֣ ָ slaughtering allowed ߤ ֮־ָ ֟ , ָ ִ ֵ, ִ֛ ֵ, և, և, ֮־ָ Ԯ ײֻ օ ָ֯ , ֯ , ִ֛ ֟ , ֛ ֮ ֟ ָ ִ֛ ֵ, ױ ִ 70 ָ ֟ ָ֯ ֟ ֻܵ ֟ ו֮ ֮־ָ , ֤ ֮־ָ ֋, ֮־ָ ֲָ ֋, և ׮ ֵ, ֮־ָ Ԯ , ֮ ֋օ ֛ ֚ ֮־ָ ָ ָ , ֚ "ӕ֛ ", ֮־ָ ױ ֯׸ ָ ו֮֟ ֓ , ױ ָ ֕ ֛ "ӕ֛ " ֮־ָ ֯ ״ֻօ ָ, ֚, ָ ֛ ָ 5 ָ ֋, דֻ֟ , ָ ֛ ָ 5 ֤ ָ ֋, ױ , ָֻ ֮ ֛ ָ ֲ ֛ ֵ, ֵ ָ ו֮ ִ߮ ֻ פ ֵօ Ե ִ߮ և ָ דֵֻօ ָ, ֯ 㴲և ־ , ֛ , ֮ , ֮־ָ ֻ֟ ֚ ָ דֻ֟օ ... (־֮֬) ... ָ, ֟ ֟ ו֋ , 60 , 200 ֤ ֤ ָ דֻ֟ ָ, exemption ״ֻ noise pollution ִ ָ 10 ֕ ֟ ֤ ֈ ï ֻ , ־֮Դ ֮ ָ 26 ֮־ָ 15 ß ו֮֟ , ֈ ï ֻֆ ָ ֕ ֮ ָ֮ ֕ ֮ ֮־ָ ֻ֟ , ֲ ָ ֮־ָ ֟ , ֮־ָ ׻֋ ֟ , ָ֮ ֟ -- ߤ ִ ֮־ָ ֟ , ָ exemption ״ֻ֮ ָ֯ ױ ֮־ָ ֲָ , ߱ ָ ֚ , ֛ ָ ֛ ׻ ֤ ֮־ָ ָ , ָ , ָ֮ Ԯ ֛ פ ָ, ־֮Դ ׮֮ ֮־ָ ֻ ֚ ֋ ֋ Ԯ exemption ״ֻ֮ , ֮ ָ ָ ֮ օ (ִ֯)

(1 ָ ָ)

SCH/KSK/12.15/1Q

SPECIAL MENTIONS

Demand for immediate steps to extend benefits to all the people included in the BPL in Rajasthan

 

׻֟ ֟ (֕ã֮): , ָ ָָ 2002 ָ߲ ߴ ߓ ֻ ׌ֵ ־ ִֵ ֕ã֮ ׻֋ 17.36 ߴ ֵ ִֵ ٣ ִו ׮֬׸ ָ֤ ֕ ָָ ָ 2006 ־ ָߵ֟ 17.36 ֵ ߴ ִ ߯ߋ ׸ָ ָ ևԅ

ִ ֮ ֻ֟ ִ ֮ ָ כ ָ ߻ ־֮֬ ָ ָָ ־쓓 ֵֵֻ ָ ֟ ן׸ 30 ןֿ֟ ׬ ӟָ ָ ֌ þֵ ԟ֮֯ ִ -֙ ָ ֟֟

֕ ָָ ָ ׿֟ ׾ֹ 15,69,954 ߻ ԅ ִ ׮Ե þֺ ָߵ֟ ߴ ֮ ֻ 6,10,874 ִ 1,88,825 ִ ֙ ׮Ե օ þֺ ֵ׮֟ ׸ָ ܵ 17.36 ֜ 21.58 ևԅ ָ ָָ ָ ר þָ ֮ ׮֬׸ ߴ ֳ׮֟ ׮Ե ߯ߋ ׸ָ ߮ ֮ ֮֋ ׮ִֵ ֤֮ ֮ : ֕ ָָ ָ ֵ׮֟ ִß ֳ׮֟ ׻֋ ָ ָָ ָ ֻ֟ ־ã ֮ (ִ֯)

Demand to probe embezzlement of funds meant for construction of schools under the sarva Siksha Abhiyan in Chattisgarh

ִָ֬ ֯ (֜): , ־ ׿ ׳ֵ֮ ֕ ָ ֮֮ ֻ ־֮ ׮ִ ֯ ֮ ָ ™ָ֓ ָ ߬ ָӓ ׿ ߇Ԇ ָ ֻ֯ ӕִ פօ

֮ 2002-03 2006-07 ӓ 90 ֵ 5048 ־֮ ֮ ֕߾ Ӭ ׿ ״ֿ֮ ӟԟ ׯ֔ ӓ 13995 ֵ ևָ ״֛ ־֮ ׻֋ 658.9 ֵ ֮ ӓֵ֟ ֲי 8,947 ־֮ ֮, 5,048 ־֕ ֕ ֮ ֟֋

֯ ִ֬ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ߑ ӓ ָ֬ ֟ כ ֤ (ִ֯)

1R/PSV/SK ָ

SK-PSV/1R/12.20

REQUEST FOR CONVERSION OF 100, LODHI ESTATE INTO CHOUDHARY DEVI LAL TRUST

SHRI TARLOCHAN SINGH (HARYANA): Thank you, Sir. Recently, the Government of India has announced to honour late Shri Jagjivan Ram, former Deputy Prime Minister. A trust has been established to propagate his ideals and the house where he lived has been allocated for this purpose. This has been welcomed by everybody. Earlier, the Government also allotted a bungalow on Rakab Ganj Road for an organisation which is to work for the ideals laid by late Shri Kanshi Ram.

I have been pleading for a long time that the Central Government should allow the same facilities to the trust formed by late Choudhary Devi Lal, former Deputy Prime Minister for the poor people. Everyone is aware about the patriotic role of Choudhary Devi Lal who was a freedom fighter and went to jail at a young age. His work for the farmers in the country is still praised by all political parties. His schemes for rural upliftment benefited large population in the villages.

He lived in house no. 100, Lodhi Estate. That house has sentimental attachment for all of us because he breathed his last there. The trust formed by him is still doing a lot for the poor people and is giving scholarships to the rural students. The trust has requested to allot the same house for its headquarters to carry on the work of rural upliftment as envisaged by Late Choudhary Devi Lal. The Government should accept this simple request as has been done for other two dignitaries mentioned above.

SHRI SHARAD ANANTRAO JOSHI (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I associate myself with the Special Mention. (Ends)

DEMAND FOR CLEARNANCE OF

IRRIGATION PROJECTS OF MAHARASHTRA

 

SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE (MAHARASHTRA): The Central Government is giving financial assistance under the Accelerated Irrigation Benefit Programmes (AIBP) to the irrigation projects including dams, canals, etc. For this, it is necessary to obtain clearance of the Central Water Commission of the Water Resources Ministry for irrigation projects in the State. The Maharashtra Government has submitted the following project proposals:

                        Krishna Koyna LIS, Dist. Sangli,

                        Kudali Medium Irrigation Project, Dist. Satara,

                        Ghosi Khurd Project, Dist. Bhandara,

                        Dudhganga Project, Dist. Kohlapur,

                        Upper Pravara Project, Dist. Ahmednagar,

                        Lendi Irrigation Project, Dist. Nanded,

                        Lower Pedhi Project, Dist. Amaravati,

                        Upper Wardha Project, Dist. Amaravati,

                        Upper Penganga Project, Dist. Yeotmal,

                        Jigaon Major Project, Dist. Buldhana,

                        Lower Dudhana Project, Dist. Jalna,

                        Tillari Project, Dist. Ratnagiri,

                        Purna Project, Dist. Buldhana.

 

These proposals are required to be approved by the Government of India and are pending for a very long time. I, therefore, urge upon the Government to kindly accord sanction to these projects, so that these are implemented, which will be greatly beneficial to the Maharashtra State. (Ends)

 

REQUEST TO REVIEW THE DECISION ON SHIFTING

BURLA RESEARCH CENTRE IN ORISSA

 

֚ () : ֮֮ߵ ֳ֯ן , ֯ ִ֬ ָָ ֮ Ӭ֮ פ֮ , ו ߸ޛ Ӭ ָ 1963 ãׯ֟ ֵ օ 1979 ßָߵ ָ ߵ Ӭ֮ ֮ , ו ׻֋ ִֵ ֕ ָָ 3.20 ִ߮ ֲֻ և ߅ ָ 1993 ֮ ־ ã֮ӟ׸ ß־ ֵօ

, 6 0ָ00 ׸, 1997 Ӭ֮ ׬ ֲ֕ ֮֮ ֣ Ӭ֮ ֵ ׻֋ ֵ֟ פ ֮ ֵ, ו ֤ Ӭ֮ ׾ ָֻ ״ן ָ ߚ ֮ ֟ ô ֔׻ֵ ֻ֮ ָ ָ- ׾֮֯ ꌙ ׸ ֣ 2007 2010 ׻֋ Ӭ֮ ־׻ ָ ߮ ֋ ָ֮׿ ֲֻ և ߸ޛ Ӭ ׾ãׯ֟ ã֮ߵ ׮־ ֵ֟ ֻ֮֔߯ ־ֵ ֣ ֮ ߾֮-֮֯ ߵ Ӭ֮ ׾ ã֮ߵ פ ד֟ ן ߾֮-֮֯ ֮ ֟ ֮ ֤ ܵ 4-21/95-ևԋ-6, פ 3 ־ִָ, 1999 ִ֬ ֵ֟ ׻֋ ָָ օ

ׯ֔ ָ߮ ׸ ־֕ Ӭ֮ ֮ ׿ֿ ֣ ֟Դ֮ ã֮ӟ׸ ֮ ֤ ׸ פ ֵ ָָ ã֮ӟ׸ ֜־ פ ֋, ׾µ ֔ ֻ֮ ׾ ׬ ֵ ֮ (ִ֯)

߸ (): , ׾ֿ þֵ ִ֨

(ִ֯)

(1 ָ )

RSS/HMS/1S/12.25

INDIA'S DROP BY 2 POINTS TO 128TH RANK AS PER HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT RELEASED BY UNITED NATIONS ON 26TH NOVEMBER IN DELHI.

 

DR. P.C. ALEXANDER (MAHARASHTRA): Thank you, Sir. I wish to bring before this House a matter which I consider is of very special and urgent importance, and that is, in the United Nations Human Development report which was released last week, our grading has been further lowered. We were at the lowest bracket of 128 in the list of 177 countries. Last year, we had gone down to 126th, but we have been brought back to 128th position. The importance of this is, Sir, from 2000 till today, we are staying at 128, in spite of all the tall claims we make about economic development, equitable distribution of wealth, development of education, health and what not. I want this occasion to be noticed by this House and come to a decision at some stage or other about the strategy that we are following for plan schemes. I also want to raise in this connection the issue whether the Planning Commission as constituted now, is really delivering enough to achieve the objectives. These are the two points, the structure of the Planning Commission, its composition, the way it works, all these need a careful thought. Otherwise, we will continue to remain at 128, may even go to 130 or a little further. (Ends)

MINIMUM SUPPORT PRICE FOR PADDY

 

SHRI SU. THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (MADHYA PRADESH): Sir, the majority of the country's population depends on agriculture. But the agriculture sector contributes only about 18 per cent of the total gross domestic product, with more than 60 per cent population dependence, resulting in lower per capita income in the farm sector. Consequently, there is a large disparity between the per capita income in the farm sector and the non-farm sector and the cost of the essential inputs, such as seeds, fertilizer, electricity, manure, pesticides, labour and farm equipments such as tractors, pump sets, harvesting machines etc. increased tremendously which put the farmers into hardships and debt. In the past 6 years, nearly 2 lac farmers have committed suicides. Because of the heavy loss incurred in paddy production, most of the paddy producers are losing interest in farming. Out of the total Indian farmers, 70 per cent are paddy producers. The total production of paddy has been considerably reduced. Now, the Central Government is paying more price to the farmers abroad for importing wheat. The stage may come when the Government of India may be compelled to import rice also. The farmers are agitating in all the paddy-growing States every day. Most of the Chief Ministers from various States have requested the Central Government to increase the minimum support price of paddy. I request the Central Government to fix the minimum support price of paddy on par with wheat at Rs. 1000 per quintal immediately and orders should be passed as early as possible.

(Ends)


THE PAYMENT OF BONUS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007.

 

THE MINISTER OF OVERSEAS INDIAN AFFAIRS (SHRI VAYALAR RAVI): Sir, on behalf of Shri Oscar Fernandes, I beg to move:

 

That the Bill to amend the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, as passed by Lok Sabha, be taken into consideration.

The question was proposed.

ֵ ֺ (ָӛ) : ֳ֯ן , ֳָ ֯ Ӥֵ (ӿ֮) ׾֬, 2007 ָ ֮ ׾ָ֓ ֮ ָ פօ

, ׾֬ ־֮֬ ֋ , ٛ ִ֬ 28 ָ, 2007 - ™ן ׮ָ֤֮ פ ֵ , ן-֯ ׾֬ ָ ״ ֮֟ , ָ֜ ֵ , ָָ ׾֬ ׯ֔ ֡ ߅ (1//֕ ָ ֿ:)

1T/KLG-TMV/12.30

ֵ ֺ) : ٛ ִ֬ ϣ ָָ , ׾ָ

, ָߵ ִ ִ֮ 41 ֡ , , 2007 , ִ ֱ׸ և ֱ׸ ָ ָָ ֮ פօ ߴ , ֜ ֜ ֟ ָ ֋ ß־ ִ ֵ פ , ָָ ֮־֤ ֜ ֟ ָ ֋ ־ , ֜ ֮ þֵ ָ ֋ פօ þ֟-ݵ ׻֋ ׾ֿ ָ ֮֮ߵ ӡ כ ֬և

, ׾֬ 1965 ֮ ִ ִֵ-ִֵ ָ ӿ֮ , ֲ ֛ ӿ֮ ֜ ߮ ָ ֵ ָ ֋ ֵ 1965 ߴ 1600/- ֋ , 1985 2500/-֋ 1993 ߴ 3500/- ֋ 14 ֤ ֜ 10,000/- ֋ ֵ ֻ ִ ֮ , ׻֋ : ӡ ֮־֤

, ׾֬ ֵ ׬׮ִֵ ָ 2 ӛ 13 Ӥ 3,500/- ֋ ã֮ ָ 10,000/- ֋ ߴ և ׬׮ִֵ ָ 12 2,500/- ֋ ã֮ ָ 3,500/-֋ ֋ ֣ ִ ӿ֮ , ָ 32 ӛ 6 ֤ ֵ ִ Ù֮ ָ ߮ ״ ֟ әㆻ , ׮ִ-ֵ ָ ֵ ״ ֟ , ״׻֟ ֵ , ׮Ե ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֮֮ ָ ߮ Ӿ ״ ׮ִ-ֵ ׻֋ ֟ פ ִ ָ ֟ , ָ פ ֻ ֟ , ֈәײ׻י ? ױ ׾֛ ֵָ ֵ ֵ , ָ ֟ ׮ִ-ֵ ו֮֟ ֤֕ , פ ֟ , פ ֟ , ױ ֟ , ױ ֟ , ֲ ֻ֟ ־֮֬ ֳ ״ֻ? ׻֋ ָ ֵ֮ ? ӡ ֺ ֟֋Ӆ

, ָ ָ ֟ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֯ ך ֤֕ ׸׬ ֮ ָ ػ 8.33 ןֿ֟ ֜ 12 ןֿ֟ , ׾ָ֓ߵ ָָ ־ ך ֤֕ ׾֬ ׸׬ ֮ ָ ֿ ׾ָ֓ ֮ , ך ֤֕ ֛ ܵ ָ ֮ן ִ֣Ԯ ־ֿ

׾֬ ٛ ã֮ ָ ֵ ֵ , : ִ֣Ԯ ִ֕ ױֻ ׾֬ ׸׬ ָ ׾ָ֓ - ֮־֤

(ִ֯)

1/ ָ

AKA-VK/1U/12.35

0 ӕ߾ (Ӭ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן , ײֻ ִ֣Ԯ þ֟ ׯ֔ ֻ ֤֕ ֤֕ ֮֮ ָ כӛ ֮ ׯ֔ 17 , ִ ֲ߻ , ߴ ֵ , þ֟ ָָ ֟ ָ ֮ , ׻ ׬ָ , և , ֱ ߤָ ֮֮ ָ և

ָ, ָ ֻ Ùֻ ֻ ױ ָ ֵ֮ ֮ ӛÙ ָ֮ ֲ ֱ ֟ ֱ ָ ֮֮ ָ פ Ùֻ ֻ , ָָ ֟֓ߟ ֻ , ֕ ׻ ָ Ϭ֮ ӡ כ ־ ֻ ߴ֟ פ Ӭ ָ ֟֓ߟ ߅ ָ ֲ ߴ ֵ ֱ , ָ ߴ ״ֻ֟ , fallback wage ֮ ֱ Ӥ ߤָ , ׻ ß֮ ״ֻ֮ , ߾֮ ָ ׻֋ ָ ״ֻ֮ ״ֻ , ߓ כ , ָ ׻֋ ׻ֵ ֮ ׻֋ ߴ fallback wage օ ֲ definition ߴ , ֤ 3,500 ֋ ֮, ֮ ָ , ֌ ָ 3,500 ֮ , ևיױ ֲֻ֟ ױ 10,000 ָ ָ ֻ ״ֻ, ָ, ־֮Դ دֻ֯ ֵ ֛ ָ ߴ Bonus payment is a fallback wage and fallback wage ֟ wages , wages ״ֻ֟ , ׸ wages ״ֻ , ָև ֟ , ִ ֟ ֲ ָև ׻֋ פ ױ ػ ֟ ? ևә fallback wage ߿֮ ߆ ׻ fallback wage ֵ֮ ֱ ֲ fallback wage, ָ פ ֵ , ָև ׻֋ ֻ ָ פ ֮ ߴ ֲ ֱ ֟ և , ׻֋ ֻ ָ, Ù ָ ֯ ֋ ֯ ָָ פ , 1947-48 㴲և ӛÙֻ ևֻ , ֛ ӛÙֻ ևֻ ָ ֻ ևֻ, 㴲և ֱ , ױ פ ֮ ״ֻ, ֮ ״ֻ, ֮ ֤ ֮օ ֮ ևֻ ֻ ײ ֮ ׬ָ ״ֻ֟ ֌ ևֻ ֲ ֱ ֟ ִ ӓ ֤ ָ deductions ׮ֻ ו֋ - depreciation, development labour, return in the capital, return in the working capital and rehabilitation. ӓ ֓ ׮ֻ ֤ ֓֟ , ִ Seventy per cent of the surplus fund should be distributed as bonus. ָ ֻ ևֻ ָ ֻ ևֻ ֟ ֵ , ֤ 1948 ֲ ֮ ֵ, ֲ ִԻ ֻ֟ օ ߴ֟ פ Ӭ ֢ ֮ ֤ ߿֮ ֵօ ߿֮ Ӥ ָ߲ ֤ , ׻֋ 12 ߮ ִ ׻֋, ֻ 12 ߮ ִ , 13 ߮ ָ ״ֻ֮ دֻ֯ ָ פ ֵօ ָ, ׻֋ ֕ ֮ Ӥ ֻ ִ ָ 13 ߮ ָ ״ֻ֟ ָ, ָ ָָ ׮־ ֮ ׻֋ ֯ ػ , ִ ֟ , ָ ױ ӛÙ ׻֋ ػ ֮ ִ ֟օ ֕ ֵ, ָ ֵ ӛÙ ױ ֟ , ו ֱ ׻ ָ 껛 ֟ , ָ ֟ ֟ , ֱ 8 ָ 8.20 ָ ߓ ״ֻ֟

('1w/nb' ָ ָ)

NB/RG/1W/12.40

. ӕ߾ (֟) : ָ ָָ ׮־ loss making concern ׻֋ ֯ ceiling ו֋, ֟ ִ ֟ , profit making industry ׻֋ ceiling ֮ ֕ ӛÙ Ӥ ָ- ֋ profit ֟ , ֱ ׻ ָ껛 , ֟ ֟ , ֱ 8 ָ 20 ָ ߓ ״ֻ֟ ׮־ ֯ 20 ָ ֋, ָ loss making concern profit , ָ profit ֤ , profit justify 20 ָ ֤ 20 ָ ֤ ״ֻ֮ , 20 ָ ػ ׮ֻ , ׮־

ֳ֯ן , ֕ ֲ ֛ ևә ӛÙߕ Ӥ - small scale industry , plantation industry , seasonal industry , agriculture industry - Ӥ ֤ construction worker , Delhi ֟ construct ׻֋ ֟ , ָ Bonus Act implement , contract workers ׻֋ implementation ׻֋ worker permanent , contract basis ָ , construction industry ִ , weekly payment ֮ ָ ״ֻ ֯ ֻ , ֲ ߮ ו֮֟ , ֲ weekly payment Ӥ ״ֻ , ֌ ֟ ָ plantation industry , tea garden industry , ߴָ և , ״׮ִִ פ ֵ , ״׮ִִ ׻֋ ־֮Դ ֮ ֮֋ ׻ ״׮ִִ , implementation , implementation

ֳ֯ן , ևә ֮֯ 10,000 ֋ maximum ceiling , ֕ ̴֮ global economy ִֵ ֲ ֯ ֋ ֱ , ִֵ 10,000 ֋ ceiling ׮ֻ ו֮֟ profit , ײ ָ ֮֮ , ָ ̺ INTC ־֮Դ ֻ ceiling superfluous , ֕ ֣ ֵ , ׻֋ ceiling ֮֯ 2,500 3,500 , þ֟ , reflection , reflection ֕ ָ 10,000 ֋ , ָ 3,500 ׻ ֮֟ , ֟ ִ ֟ principle , principle ֕ ָ ָ 20,000 40,000 ֋ , ִֵ ָ 3,500 ָ ׻, ֮ salary 3,500 ֋ , ִ , ֕ ̴֮ industrial growth ׻֋, industrial peace ׻֋ workers ֣ social justice ׻֋ ד֟ ߴ - "Worker is a social partner in the industry." ֟ ߴ ֕ Social partner ֣ ֱ , ָ껛 ֣ ֱ ָ- ֋ ֱ , ֮֟ , , ֯ ִ֬

׻֋ ָ loss , ָ 3,500 ֋ ֲ ו֋, ֱ , ָ 3,500 10,000 ceilings ׮ֻ ָ ֟ ֱ ֤ , 20 ָ ֮ , ִ ֲ߻ 20 ָ ֵ֕, as profit justifies Ù ָ ֱ ֤ , ֤ ״ֻ, ָ ֱ , ״ֻ ֳ ִ֮ ״ֻ֮ ָ֮ ֟ , ӛÙ ֟ , , ֲ ӛÙ ֤ ֟ , 20 ָ ֤ , scientific approach 2,500 ֜ 3,500 ֵ - ־ Ӥ, Ù כ֙ Ӥ, ־֮Դ ԓ׸ ֯ ֮ , Ӥ reflection , 3,500 ֲ calculate ״ֻ ָָ ָ , ָ ־ ֻ Ùև י , Ù כ֙ ֻ Ùև י , ָָ ԓָ Ùև י ֤ ָ ֵ֕, ָ ֮ calculation , 2,500 ָ ׯ֔ , 3,500 ֮֯ 1X/VNK ָ ֿ:

-RG/NB-PK/VNK/1X/12.45

. ӕ߾ (֟) : ׸ꌿ֮ ֮ Ӥ , ӛÙ Ӥ ߴָ ֕ ״ֻ֟ , arrangement ָ ״ֻ ָ, construction worker, contract worker ָ , weekly payment Ӥ , ֟ ׮־ ָ ־ , fall back wage , ו ָ ״ֻ , ֟ ׻֋ , ִ ػ֕ ֲֻ֟ ֟ ֟ ֣, ֯ ֮־֤

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SHRI TAPAN KUMAR SEN: Sir, I support the views expressed by the hon. Member.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Why are you supporting him? Okay, Shri Chandran Pillai.

SHRI K. CHANDRAN PILLAI (KERALA): Mr. Deputy, Chairman, Sir, I thank you for having permitted me to participate in this important piece of legislation. First of all, I want to make an observation that the hon. Minister was not able to make any comment upon the Bill, which was initiated today. Maybe, it is an accident, but if it was there, then, it would be better to participate in.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: In the reply, he will cover it.

SHRI K. CHANDRAN PILLAI: Sir, first of all, I support the views made by Shri Sanjeeva Reddy, the President of the INTUC, here. That speech, actually, reflected the right as well as the aspirations of the working class in this country in relation to the bonus issue. Two major amendments have been suggested. One is in sub-clause 2 of clause 13 and the other is in clause 12. I, actually, am inviting the attention of the hon. Minister on the issue of raising the limit from Rs.3,000/- to Rs.10,000/-. It is a welcome step and we appreciate it. But, at the same time, all the trade unions in the country for long have, actually, been demanding certain major amendments in the Bonus Act, 1965. Now it is limited to two points only. There again, certain major lapses are there which do not consider the right of the workers in the question of bonus, according to me. At the outset, I want to say that really a comprehensive amendment to the Bonus Act is the need, and the brought-in amendments are welcome. The question is, whether the UPA Government, with a political determination, accepts the right of the bonus which is, actually, envisaged in the Bonus Act, or not. That is the question. While going through the deliberations of the Bonus Commission of 1961, I find that the perception or the consensus in that Bonus Commission's deliberations was that in every company, in every industrial enterprise, as a deferred wage, bonus should be extended to workers. Now, we are referring to it, it is not available. It is not treated as a deferred wage. Finally, it is coming as a charity from the Government or from the industry-runners. I do not accept this very perception. This is to be treated as a deferred wage. If that is the case, while raising it to Rs.10,000/- I ask the hon. Minister what is the sanctity of this Rs.10,000/-.? How did you people arrive at this figure? One month's salary, whatsoever be the amount, has to be considered for the purpose of deciding the minimum. With what right, you have come to this limit of Rs.10,000/-. I am making a strong objection to deriving the figure of Rs.10,000/- on a suo motu basis. Number two, the limit of Rs.2,500/- has now been raised to Rs.3,500/-. It is good, but, at the same time, the point is, if the minimum is the eligibility in a case, that worker should get one month's salary, whatsoever it may be. According to my point, all the workers, or, employees covered under the ID Act ought to be given bonus, irrespective of their salaries. If we bring in such an amendment, that will do good for the entire working class in the country, under the Bonus Act's purview. Now, this is going to do some good for a section of the working class only, and that, again, the lower strata. So, I suggest here to extend it to the entire workers covered by the ID Act, irrespective of their salary base, or emoluments.

(Contd. by KS/1Y)

1y/12.50/ks

SHRI K. CHANDRAN PILLAI (CONTD.): Secondly, Sir, regarding this enhancement from Rs. 2500 to Rs. 3500, I suggest that it should be to the extent of one's monthly salary.

Sir, I wish to bring another point to the notice of the hon. Minister. The corporate houses are making huge profits; let it be so. Why are we depriving the workers alone? When a company makes profits, naturally, there is a lot of surplus and that must be shared with the workers. But there is no provision in the amendments proposed to be brought in by the Minister to see to it that that is done. It is against the spirit of this whole concept.

Then Sir, there is a cap of 20 per cent; it is now applicable to production and productivity-linked schemes too. It there is a cap, it would only act as a disincentive to the process of production and productivity. Why are we keeping that cap? Let us remove it. If a company, because of its technological prowess and competence and because of its industrial set-up, is able to come out with an increased productivity beyond the installed capacity, let it be so. Therefore, I would request for removal of the 20 per cent ceiling in cases where productivity-linked bonus is provided. That has to be done.

Another point is that the workers in the Defence sector, the Central Government employees, and so on, are not going to get benefits according to this changed pattern. Actually, they are not governed by the Bonus Act; but, by convention, they have also been getting an equivalent amount. In that case, this change of Rs.2500 to Rs.3500 should also be applicable to them. Proper measures should be initiated by the Ministry of Labour to see to it that it works in their favour. The same should be applicable to the railway workers also. This year also, the railway employees have been deprived of this benefit. Why? Is it a case of whims and fancies of the establishment? It should not be so. If a change is brought forward here, the common sense is that that should, naturally, be applicable to them also. That should be applicable to the Central Government employees, the Defence workers, the railway employees and even the port workers. It is in dispute now. As rightly mentioned by the President of the INTUC, Shri Sanjeeva Reddyji, closed tea-garden workers should also be taken care of in this regard. They are a weaker section. In a larger sense, I want the hon. Minister to consider as to how we can bring the unorganised workers into the ambit of this concept of bonus. They are supposed to be eligible for this. It is not a question of this amendment Bill; it is a limited one. But what I am trying to say is that they are contributing to the extent of 65 per cent towards the generation of GDP. We can also think of bringing them also under the jurisdiction of this Act to make them eligible for a one-time annual payment. This is not a recurring thing. This is a one-time payment. I know it is a very complex question because of its nature, the various sectors involved, and so on. But we have to evolve some suitable mechanism to see to it that they get an yearly payment in lieu of bonus, or as bonus itself.

Sir, finally, I do expect that the Government would finally come up with a comprehensive Bill on this issue and while bringing forward a Bill of this nature, we need to consider the views of the Central trade unions also and a consensus can be arrived at.

With these words, I welcome the Bill and appreciate the hon. Minister for having brought this Bill. (Ends)

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