PREVIOUS HOUR

HK-AKG/1n/12.00

PAPERS LAID ON THE TABLE

 

1. SHRI P. CHIDAMBARAM: Sir, I lay on the Table, a copy (in English and Hindi) of the White Paper on Disinvestment of Central Public Sector Enterprises (as on 31st July, 2007).

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

 

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

(MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN IN THE CHAIR)

3. SHRI AJAY MAKEN: Sir, on behalf of SHRIMATI AMBIKA SONI, 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:-

 

(i)

(a) Twenty-first Annual Report and Accounts of the M.P. Ashok Hotel Corporation Limited, Bhopal, for the year 2004-2005, 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) Twenty-second Annual Report and Accounts of the M.P. Ashok Hotel Corporation Limited, Bhopal, 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.

 

(iii)

(a) Twentieth Annual Report and Accounts of the Pondicherry Ashok Hotel Corporation Limited, Pondicherry, 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.

 

 

Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

 

(iv)

(a) Twenty-second Annual Report and Accounts of the Utkal Ashok Hotel Corporation Limited, Puri, for the year 2004-2005, 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) Nineteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the Donyi Polo Ashok Hotel Corporation Limited, Itanagar, 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.

 

(vi)

(a) Twenty-third Annual Report and Accounts of the Ranchi Ashok Bihar Hotel Corporation Limited, Patna, 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.

 

 

Review by Government on the working of the above Corporation.

 

(vii

(a) Forty-first Annual Report and Accounts of the India Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ITDC), New Delhi, for the year 2005-2006, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts and the comments of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India thereon.

 

 

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

(2). Statements (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) Annual Report and Accounts of the Indian Museum, Kolkata, for the year 2004-2005, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts..

 

 

Review by Government on the working of the above Museum.

 

 

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

 

(ii)

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Culture Fund, 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 National Culture Fund.

 

 

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

 

(iii)

(a) Annual Report of the National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata, for the year 2005-2006.

 

 

             Annual Accounts of the National Council of Science Museums, Kolkata, for the year 2005-2006, and the Audit Report thereon.

 

 

 

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

 

 

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

 

(iv)

Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Tourism) and the India Tourism Development Corporation Limited (ITDC), for the year 2007-2008.

4. SHRI PREM CHAND GUPTA: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs:-

 

(1) G.S.R. 588 (E) dated the 13th September, 2007, publishing the Company Law Board (Qualifications, Experience and other Conditions of Service of Members) Amendment Rules, 2007, under sub-section (3) of section 642 of the Companies Act, 1956.

 

(2) G.S.R. 611 (E) dated the 21st September, 2007, regarding grant of Nidhi status to companies, under sub-section (3) of section 620A of the Companies Act, 1956.

5. SHRI PRAFUL PATEL: Sir, I lay on the Table :

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Civil Aviation under sub-section (3) of section 14 A of the Aircraft Act, 1934, together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:-

 

G.S.R. 676 (E), dated the 19th November, 2005, publishing the Aircraft (4th Amendment) Rules, 2005.

 

G.S.R. 600 (E) dated the 28th September, 2006, publishing the Aircraft (Carriage of Dangerous Goods) Amendment Rules, 2006.

 

G.S.R. 601 (E) dated the 28th September, 2006, publishing the Aircraft (Amendment) Rules, 2006.

 

G.S.R. 231 (E), dated the 24th March, 2007, publishing the Aircraft (Carriage of Dangerous Goods) (Amendment) Rules, 2007.

 

G.S.R. 232 (E), dated the 24th March, 2007, publishing the Aircraft (Amendment) Rules, 2007.

II. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Notification of the Ministry of Civil Aviation G.S.R. 136 (E) dated the 4th March, 2006 publishing corrigendum to Notification G.S.R. 676 (E) dated the 17th November, 2005 regarding Aircraft (4th Amendment) Rules, 2005.

6. SHRI PAWAN KUMAR BANSAL: Sir, I lay on the Table :

I. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) under sub-section (7) of section 9A of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975, together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:

 

G.S.R. 567 (E) dated the 29th August, 2007, publishing Notification No. 96/2007-Customs, dated the 29th August, 2007, imposing final anti-dumping duty on imports of Peroxosulphates also known as Persulphates, originating in, or exported from, the People's Republic of China and Japan.

 

G.S.R. 568 (E) dated the 29th August, 2007, publishing Notification No. 97/2007-Customs, dated the 29th August, 2007 rescinding Notification No. G.S.R. 206 (E) dated 19th March 2007, imposing provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of Peroxosulphates also known as Persulphates, originating in, or exported from, the Peoples Republic of China and Japan.

 

G.S.R. 570 (E) dated the 31st August, 2007, publishing Notification No. 98/2007-Customs, dated the 31st August, 2007, extending levy of anti-dumping duty imposed on imports of phenol originating in, or exported from Singapore, South Africa and European Union upto the 12th August 2008 at the rules recommended by the Designated Authority.

 

G.S.R. 571 (E) dated the 3rd September, 2007, publishing Notification No. 99/2007-Customs, dated the 3rd September, 2007, imposing definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of Paracetamol, originating in, or exported from, the People's Republic of China at the rates recommended by the Designated Authority.

 

G.S.R. 572 (E) dated the 3rd September, 2007, publishing Notification No. 100/2007-Customs dated the 3rd September, 2007, rescinding the imposition of anti-dumping duty on imports of Paracetamol, originating in, or exported from, the People's Republic of China vide Notification No. 480 (E) dated the 19th July 2005.

 

G.S.R. 599 (E) dated the 14th September, 2007, publishing Notification No. 103/2007-Customs, dated the 14th September, 2007, imposing definitive anti-dumping duty on imports into India of ductile iron pipes falling under tariff item 73030030 or 73030090 of the Customs Tariff, originating in or exported from China .

 

G.S.R. 600 (E) dated the 14th September, 2007, publishing Notification No. 104/2007-Customs, dated the 14th September, 2007, imposing provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of phosphoric Acid (technical grade and food grade including industrial grade), originating in, or exported from, the People's Republic of China and imported into India.

 

(8) G.S.R. 605 (E) dated the 19th September, 2007, publishing Notification No. 105/2007-Customs, dated the 19th September, 2007, imposing provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of phenol, originating in, or exported from, the United States of America, Korea RP, or Taiwan and imported into India.

 

G.S.R. 625 (E) dated the 25th September, 2007, publishing Notification No. 106/2007-Customs, dated the 25th September, 2007, amending Notification No. G.SR. 127 (E) dated the 20th February, 2004 so as to impose definitive anti-dumping duty on imports of all types of Potassium Carbonate, produced or exported.

 

G.S.R. 626 (E) dated the 25th September, 2007, publishing Notification No. 107/2007-Customs, dated the 25th September, 2007, rescinding imposition of provisional anti-dumping duty on imports of all types of Potassium Carbonate, exported by M/s Taiwan Pulp and Paper Corporation, Taiwan.

 

G.S.R. 627 (E) dated the 25th September, 2007, publishing Notification No. 108/2007-Customs dated the 25th September, 2007, imposing definitive anti-dumping duty on imports into India of pre-sensitized positive off-set aluminum plates originating in or exported from Bulgaria, the Peoples Republic of China, Malaysia, Singapore and South Korea at specified rates, based on final findings of the Designated Authority. This duty shall be applicable from the date of issuance of the Notification.

 

G.S.R. 651 (E) dated the 9th October, 2007, publishing Notification No. 109/2007-Customs, dated the 9th October, 2007, extending the levy of anti-dumping duty on imports of acrylo-nitrile butadiene rubber (NBR) from Korea R.P. & Germany, upto and inclusive of the 9th October, 2008, pending the outcome of sunset review investigations by the designated authority.

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

 

G.S.R. 182 (E) dated the 8th March, 2007, publishing Notification No.17/2007-Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 8th March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 570 (E), 571 (E), 572 (E) dated the 6th September, 2004 to allow the rebate of Secondary and Higher Education cess paid on goods exported.

 

G.S.R. 183 (E) dated the 8th March, 2007, publishing Notification No.18/2007- Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 8th March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 471 (E) & G.S.R. 472 (E) dated 26th June, 2001 to exempt the goods exported under bond from payment of Secondary and Higher Education cess.

 

G.S.R. 299 (E) dated the 19th April, 2007, publishing Notification No.20/2007- Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 19th April, 2007, amending G.S.R. 471 (E) dated the 26th June, 2001 to reduce the interest payable on goods which are not exported, from 24% to 13%.

 

G.S.R. 300 (E) dated the 19th April, 2007, publishing Notification No.21/2007- Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 19th April, 2007, amending G.S.R. 474 (E) dated the 26th June, 2001 to reduce the interest payable on goods which are not exported, from 24% to 13%.

 

(5) G.S.R. 301 (E) dated the 19th April, 2007, publishing Notification No.22/2007- Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 19th April, 2007, amending G.S.R. 630 (E) dated the 12th October, 2006, regarding ER-I and ER-III returns to capture information regarding Secondary and Higher Education cess.

 

G.S.R. 302 (E) dated the 19th April, 2007, publishing Notification No.23/2007- Central Excise (N.T.) dated the 19th April, 2007, amending G.S.R. 644 (E) dated the 27th September, 2001, regarding ER-I and ER-III returns to capture information regarding Secondary and Higher Education cess.

 

G.S.R. 596 (E) dated the 14th September, 2007, publishing the CENVAT Credit (Ninth Amendment) Rules, 2007.

 

(8) G.S.R. 597 (E), dated the 14th September, 2007, publishing the Central Excise (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2007.

 

(9) G.S.R. 610 (E) dated the 20th September, 2007, publishing Notification No.35/2007-Central Excise dated the 20th September, 2007, amending G.S.R.494 (E) dated the 19th July, 2007 so as to exempt brooms falling under tariff item 9603 10 00, from excise duty.

 

G.S.R. 652 (E) dated the 20th September, 2007, publishing Notification No.36/2007-Central Excise dated the 9th October, 2007, amending G.S.R.531 (E) dated the 2nd August, 2007, so as to exempt excise duty on "Agricultural grade zinc sulphate ordinarily used as micronutrient".

III. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), under section 159 of the Customs Act, 1962 together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications:

 

G.S.R. 364 (E) dated the 21st May, 2007, publishing Notification No.72/2007-Customs dated the 21st May, 2007, amending G.S.R.605 (E) dated the 10th September, 2004, G.S.R. 620 (E) dated the 17th September, 2004, G.S.R. 282 (E) dated the 9th May, 2005, G.S.R. 528 (E), dated the 1st September, 2006, G.S.R. 529 (E) dated the 1st September, 2006 so as to operationalise the changes introduced in the Foreign Trade Policy in respect of Served from India Scheme, EPCG Scheme, Vishesh Krishi and Gram Udyog Yojana, Focus Market and Focus Product Schemes.

 

(2) G.S.R. 365 (E) dated the 21st May, 2007, publishing Notification No. 73/2007 Customs, dated the 21st March, 2007, amending G.S.R. 118 (E) dated the 1st March, 2002 exempting certain items from basic custom duty when imported for use of handloom and handicraft sectors.

 

G.S.R. 366 (E) dated the 21st May, 2007, publishing Notification No.74/2007-Customs dated the 21st May, 2007, amending G.S.R. 583 (E), dated the 13th July, 1994, so as to raise the value limit for duty free import of commercial samples from Rs.60,000 to Rs.75,000.

 

G.S.R. 485 (E), dated the 16th July, 2007 publishing the Re-export of Imported Goods (Drawback of Customs Duties) Rules, 1995.

 

G.S.R. 580 (E) dated the 11th September, 2007, exempting certain goods manufactured in Special Economic Zones and cleared into Domestic Tariff Area during the period commencing from 21.2.2007 and ending with 26.2.2007, from the additional duty of customs leviable under sub-section (5) of section 3 of the Customs Tariff Act, 1975.

 

G.S.R. 583 (E) dated the 11th September, 2007, regarding customs duty concessions on specified items agreed to by India under the India-Chile Preferential Trading Agreement (PTA) which was signed on the 8th March 2006 and with effect from the 11th September, 2007, these concessions to be extended to specified goods imported from Chile provided they meet the Rules of Origin criterion.

 

G.S.R. 598 (E) dated the 14th September, 2007, prescribing a mechanism for refund of the 4% additional duty of customs levied on imports in lieu of VAT/sales tax subject, inter alia, to the condition that on resale, appropriate VAT/Sales tax is paid on such imported goods.

IV. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue), under sub-section (4) of section 94 of the Finance Act, 1994 together with Explanatory Memoranda on the Notifications :-

 

G.S.R. 601 (E) dated the 17th September, 2007 publishing Notification No. 40/2007-Service Tax, dated the 17th September, 2007 exempting, by way of refund of service tax paid, certain taxable services received by exporters which are not in the nature of input services but could be linked to export goods.

 

G.S.R. 645 (E) dated the 6th October, 2007, publishing Notification No. 41/2007-Service Tax, dated the 6th October, 2007 exempting, by way of refund of service tax paid, certain taxable services, specified in column (3) of the Schedule to the Notification, received by exporters which are not in the nature of "input services" but could be linked to export goods.

V. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Notification G.S.R. 339 (E) dated the 11th May, 2007, specifying the drugs that can be disposed of, the officers who can dispose them of and the manner in which they can be disposed of as per section 52 A of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, under section 77 of the Narcotic Drug and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985, together with Explanatory Memorandum on the Notifications.

7. SHRIMATI KANTI SINGH: Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of India (Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Department of Heavy Industry) and the HMT Limited for the year 2006-2007.

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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) Annual Report and Accounts of the U.P. Projects Corporation Limited, Lucknow, for the year 2004-2005, 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.

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

9. SHRI PAWAN KUMAR BANSAL: Sir, I lay on the Table:

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

 

(34)G.S.R. 304 (E) dated the 25th April, 2007, publishing the Life Insurance Corporation of India Information Technology Specialist Group (Selection, Terms and Conditions of Service and Payment of Allowance) Rules, 2007.

 

(35)G.S.R. 305 (E) dated the 25th April, 2007, publishing the Life Insurance Corporation of India Class-I Officers (Revision of Terms and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2007.

 

(36)G.S.R. 306 (E) dated the 25th April, 2007, publishing the Life Insurance Corporation of India Class-III and Class IV Employees (Revision of Terms and Conditions of Service) Amendment Rules, 2007.

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

 

No. 11/LC/GN/2007 dated the 29th May, 2007, publishing the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Buy-Back of Securities) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

No. 11/LC/GN/2007/2517 dated the 29th May, 2007, publishing the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Merchant Bankers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

No. 11/LC/GN/2007/2518 dated the 29th May, 2007, publishing the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Funds) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

No. 11/LC/GN/2007/2519 dated the 29th May, 2007, publishing the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

III. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Corrigenda of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs):

 

             S.O. 1454 (E) dated the 29th June, 2007, publishing corrigendum to S.O. 1454 (E) dated the 7th September, 2006, regarding Securities and Exchange Board of India (Credit Rating Agencies) (Amendment) Regulations, 2006.

 

             Corrigendum (English Version) of the Notification No. 11/LC/GN/2007/2517 dated the 29th May, 2007, regarding Securities and Exchange Board of India (Merchant Bankers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

(3) Corrigendum (Hindi version) of the Notification No. 11/LC/GN/2007/2518 dated the 29th May, 2007, regarding Securities and Exchange Board of India (Mutual Funds) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

(4) Corrigendum (Hindi version) of the Notification No. 11/LC/GN/2007/2519 dated the 29th May, 2007, regarding Securities and Exchange Board of India (Substantial Acquisition of Shares and Takeovers) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

IV. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), under sub-section (3) of Section 21 of the Coinage Act, 1906:

 

14    G.S.R. 585 (E) dated the 12th September, 2007, publishing the Coinage of the Hundred Rupees and Two Rupees coined to commemorate the occasion of Platinum Jubilee Celebration of Indian Air Force (1932-2007) Rules, 2007.

 

15    G.S.R. 659 (E) dated the 15th October, 2007, publishing the Coinage of Ferritic Stainless Steel Coin of Rupee One, Coined with the theme "Nritya Mudra" Rules, 2007.

 

16    G.S.R. 661 (E) dated the 15th October, 2007, regarding issue of commemorative coins on 150th Birth Anniversary of Lok Manya Bal Gangadhar Tilak.

 

17    G.S.R. 684 (E) dated the 31st October, 2007, publishing the Coinage of the Five Rupees coined in honour of Jagat Guru Sree Narayana Gurdev Rules, 2007.

V. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Notifications of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs), under section 48 of the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999:-

 

             G.S.R. 196 (E) dated the 14th March, 2007, publishing the Foreign Exchange Management (Guarantees) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

             G.S.R. 400 (E) dated the 30th May, 2007, publishing the Foreign Exchange Management (Remittance of Assets) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

             G.S.R. 455 (E) dated the 30th June, 2007, publishing the Foreign Exchange Management (Foreign Currency Accounts by a Person Resident in India) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

(4) G.S.R. 456 (E) dated the 30th June, 2007, publishing the Foreign Exchange Management (Acquisition and Transfer of Immovable Property Outside India) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

 

18    G.S.R. 495 (E) dated the 23rd July, 2007, publishing the Foreign Exchange Management (Deposit) (Amendment) Regulations, 2007.

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

 

(1) 07/UGB/HO/Pers/300 dated the 9th June, 2007, publishing the Uttaranchal Gramin Bank (Officers and Employees) Service Regulations, 2006.

 

(2) No. PCW/RRBD/302/988/2006-07 dated the 5th April, 2007, publishing the Shreyas Gramin Bank (Officers and Employees) Service Regulations, 2006.

 

(3) HO/Per/38/2007-08 dated the 28th May, 2007, publishing the Vananchal Gramin Bank (Officers and Employees) Service Regulations, 2006.

 

(37)No. DG/OER/2007/RRB dated the 21st April, 2007, publishing the Dena Gujarat Gramin Bank (Oficers and Employees) Service Regulation, 2005.

 

(38)No. PAD/HO/68/2007-2008 dated the 21st April, 2007, publishing the Kalinga Gramya Bank (Officers and Employees) Service Regulations, 2006 alongwith delay statement.

VII. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Notification of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Financial Services) S.O. 772 (E) dated the 17th May, 2007, regarding inclusion of Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) under the purview of Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002, under sub-section (2) of section 40 of the Securitisation and Reconstruction of Financial Assets and Enforcement of Security Interest Act, 2002.

VIII. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) Notification G.S.R. 521 (E) dated the 1st August, 2007, publishing the Post Office (Monthly Income Accounts) (Amendment) Rules, 2007, under sub-section (3) of section 15 of the Government Savings Banks Act, 1873.

IX. A copy (in English and Hindi) of the Notification of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Financial Services) No. EXIM/Pension/2006 dated the 28th June, 2007, publishing the Export-Import Bank of India (Employee's) Pension (Amendment) Regulations, 2007, under sub-section (3) of section 39 of the Export-Import Bank of India Act, 1981.

X. 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 New India Assurance Company Limited, Mumbai, 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.

 

(ii)

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Insurance Company Limited, Kolkata, 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.

 

 

(2)     Review by Government on the working of the above Company.

 

(iii)

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the United India Insurance Company Limited, Chennai, 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) Annual Report and Accounts of the Oriental Insurance Company Limited, 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 Company.

XI. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers, under sub-section (5) of section 18 and sub-section (5) of section 23 of the Industrial Development Bank of India Act, 1964:-

 

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI), Mumbai, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

(b) Operational Performance of the above Bank for the year 2006-2007.

XII. A copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following papers under sub-section (5) of section 19 and sub-section (5) of section 24 of the Export-Import Bank of India Act, 1981:-

 

(a) Twenty-fifth Annual Report and Accounts of the Export-Import Bank of India, Mumbai, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

Review by Government on the working of the above Bank.

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

 

(i)

(a) Annual Report and Accounts of the National Council of Applied Economic Research (NCAER), New Delhi, for the year 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 Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

 

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(iii)

(a) Twentieth Annual Report and Accounts of the Institute for Studies in Industrial Development (ISID), New Delhi, 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 Centre for Policy Research (CPR), New Delhi, for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

 

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(v)

(a) Fourteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the Centre for Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

 

Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

(vi)

(a) Fourteenth Annual Report and Accounts of the Madras School of Economics, Chennai for the year 2006-2007, together with the Auditor's Report on the Accounts.

 

 

(b) Statement by Government accepting the above Report.

 

II. SHRI PAWAN KUMAR BANSAL: Sir, I lay on the Table, under clause (1) of article 151 of the Constitution, a copy each (in English and Hindi) of the following Reports:

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for the year ended 31st March, 2006 (No. 18 of 2007) Union Government (Civil) - Performance Audit of Assistance to States for Developing Export Infrastructure and Allied Activities (ASIDE) Scheme (Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Department of Commerce); and

Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India for the year ended 31st March, 2007 (No. 20 of 2007) Union Government (Civil) - Performance Audit of procurement of medicines and medical equipment (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare).

(Ends)

 

 


REPORTS OF THE COMMITTEE ON SUBORDINATE LEGISLATION

 

DR. (SHRIMATI) NAJMA A. HEPTULLA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I present the following reports (in English and Hindi) of the Committee on Subordinate Legislation:-

(i) Hundred and Seventy-first Report on the Statutory Orders laid on the Table of the Rajya Sabha during the 211th Session; and

(ii) Hundred and Seventy-second Report on the Rules/Regulations examined by the Committee. (Ends)

REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, ENVIRONMENT AND FORESTS

DR. BARUN MUKHERJEE (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I present the following Reports (in English and Hindi) of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Science and Technology, Environment and Forests:

One Hundred Seventy-seventh Report on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the One Hundred Sixty-second Report of the Committee on Drugs & Pharmaceuticals Research Programme including herbal medicines;

One Hundred Seventy-eighth Report on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the One Hundred Seventieth report of the Committee on the Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Department of Science & Technology;

One Hundred Seventy-ninth Report on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the One Hundred Seventy-second Report of the Committee on the Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Department of Bio-Technology;

One Hundred Eightieth Report on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the One Hundred Seventy-first Report of the Committee on the Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research;

One Hundred Eighty-first Report on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the One Hundred Seventy-third Report of the Committee on the Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences;

One Hundred Eighty-second Report on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the One Hundred Seventy-fifth Report of the Committee on the Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Department of Space; and

One Hundred Eighty-third Report on Action Taken by the Government on the recommendations contained in the One Hundred and Seventy-sixth Report of the Committee on the Demands for Grants (2007-08) of the Department of Atomic Energy.

(Ends)

REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENERGY

SHRI MOTILAL VORA (CHHATISGARH): Sir, I lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Twenty-third Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy on Action Taken on the recommendations contained in Twentieth Report of the Committee on Demands for Grants of the Ministry of Power for the year 2007-2008. (followed by 1o/KSK)

KSK/SCH/12.05/1O

REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT RELATED PARLIAMENTARY

STANDING COMMITTEE ON FINANCE

SHRI MANGANI LAL MANDAL (BIHAR): Sir, I beg to lay on the Table a copy (in English and Hindi) of the Fifty-eighth Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance on the Limited Liability Partnership Bill, 2006. (Ends)

STATEMENT RE: STATUS OF IMPLEMENTATION OF RECOMMENDATIONS CONTAINED IN SEVENTH REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENT-RELATED PARLIAMENTARY STANDING COMMITTEE ON WATER RESOURCES

 

THE MINISTER OF WATER RESOURCES (PROF. SAIF-UD-DIN SOZ): Sir, I lay a statement on the Table regarding status of implementation of recommendations contained in the Seventh Report of the Department-related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Water Resources.

(Ends)

BILL WITHDRAWN

THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED TRIBES) (UNION TERRITORIES) ORDER (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2003

 

THE MINISTER OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS (SHRI P.R. KYNDIAH): Sir, I beg to move for leave to withdraw the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2003.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI P.R. KYNDIAH: Sir, I withdraw the Bill.

(Ends)

BILL INTRODUCED

THE CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED TRIBES) (UNION TERRITORIES) ORDER (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2007.

 

THE MINISTER OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS (SHRI P.R. KYNDIAH): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill further to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories) Order, 1951.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI P.R. KYNDIAH: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Now, Zero Hour...(Interruptions). Let it be from order...(Interruptions). What is this? Let me take up the first thing which has been admitted by the hon. Chairman...(Interruptions). Please, sit down. Whatever it is, you cannot agitate for Zero Hour in the House. You have given the notice. The notice will be admitted...(Interruptions). Shrimati Brinda Karat...(Interruptions).

׻: ָ, ֻ ...(־֮֬) ָ׸ ...(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ן: , , י ..(־֮֬) Please sit down...(Interruptions). ״֙ ...(־֮֬). You know the rules...(Interruptions). י , everything will not be raised...(Interruptions). Please sit down...(Interruptions).

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Thank you, Sir....(Interruptions).

SHRI B.J. PANDA: Sir, we must get time...(Interruptions).

ֳ֯ן: ֯ ך ....(־֮֬) Please sit down...(Interruptions). ֯ ך ...(־֮֬) , ֯ ך ...(־֮֬), Please, sit down....(Interruptions). Mr. Panda, please, sit down...(Interruptions). ֯ ך, ֯ ך ...(־֮֬) , , ֛ ....(־֮֬) ֯ և ...(־֮֬). I am on my legs...(Interruptions). Please, sit down...(Interruptions)

ֵָ : ָ, ..(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ן: ֯ և ...(־֮֬) , ֯ ך ..(־֮֬) ֛ , please, ֯ ך ..(־֮֬). Is it the procedure? I am on my legs...(Interruptions). Please, sit down. ֯ legal luminary I

߸ י: ָ, ָ ֣ ׌֟ ָ ...(־֮֬) ֣ ֤ ֯ ָ״ֿ֮ ...(־֮֬) ָ ֣ ֤ ...(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ן: , ֯ և, ֛ ֯ ָ ...(־֮֬) ֯ ֟ ...(־֮֬). Please, sit down...(Interruptions). This is not the way...(Interruptions). You cannot do this...(Interruptions).

߸ י: ָ, ָ ֣ ֤ ֯ ָ״ֿ֮ ....(־֮֬) ֯ ָ״ֿ֮ ...(־֮֬) Member himself is being penalised...(Interruptions).

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You have given the notice. There are rules. This House functions as per rules.

߸ י: ָ, ֯ י ....(־֮֬) ֯ ָ״ֿ֮ ...(־֮֬)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: This House functions as per rules. ָ ֲ ִ , ...(־֮֬)

߸ י: ָ, ֯ ָ״ֿ֮ , ֣ ֤ , ֯ ֟ ...(־֮֬) ֯ ֮ ֟ ֤ ֮ ...(־֮֬) ֯ י ...(־֮֬)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: For Zero Hour, you give notices and hon. Chairman admits those notices for the Zero Hour. You come in the morning and plead before the hon. Chairman. And, it is the Chairman's prerogative to admit the notice based on rules. If everyone in the House raises this, how can it be decided here?...(Interruptions). There is a procedure. (continued by 1p - gsp)

GSP-PSV/1P/12.10

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN (CONTD.): If you do not follow the procedure, how can you function in the House? Please cooperate. There is a procedure. You give the notice for Zero Hour. You have given the notice. It will be examined as to whether it is according to the rules and whether it is admissible. The admissibility part has to be decided. That has been decided, and, today, we have admitted certain issues for Zero Hour. Let us continue with the business of the House. Shrimati Brinda Karat.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Mr. Deputy Chairman, Sir, I thank you for giving me the permission to speak. I would like to speak on...(Interruptions)...

SHRI B.J. PANDA: Sir, we have not been able to...(Interruptions)...

ִ ̴֕ : ָ, ָ ֟ ו֋ ...(־֮֬)...

شری ابو عاصم اعظمی : سر، ہماری بات سن لیجئے۔۔مداخلت۔۔

ֻ ܟָ : ָ,...(־֮֬)...

SHRI VIRENDRA BHATIA: Sir, you are not listening...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: I think, there is no order here. (Interruptions) This is not the way. (Interruptions)

SHRI B.J. PANDA: Sir, for the last so many days, I have been..(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Panda, you are one of the senior Members of the House. (Interruptions) You have given a notice. The Secretariat has to decide whether it is admissible. (Interruptions) You see, it is..(Interruptions)...

׻ : ָ, ...(־֮֬)... ֮ ֛ ֮֮ ֻ ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ֮ ...(־֮֬)...

ֵָ : , ...(־֮֬)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: First of all, ...(Interruptions)... ׻ , ֯ ך ...(־֮֬)... ߕ ֯ ך ...(־֮֬)...

׻ : ֮־ָ, ...(־֮֬)... ֮֮ ֻ ...(־֮֬)...

SHRI B.J. PANDA: Sir, notice is there. (Interruptions) If the appointment from the Prime Minister's Office is not ...(Interruptions)... Sir, five Chief Ministers of the States...(Interruptions)....

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: That is not a question to be raised. (Interruptions) This is not 'Zero Hour'. (Interruptions)

SHRI B.J. PANDA: Sir, this is a serious matter concerning...(Interruptions)....

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Panda, this has not been admitted by the hon. Chairman. So, you please discuss it in the Chamber. (Interruptions)

SHRI B.J. PANDA: Sir, I am trying to discuss it in the Chamber. I am not getting the appointment. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Does that mean that you can do whatever you want. (Interruptions) It has not been admitted. I only request you to meet the Chairman and discuss about it. It can be taken up tomorrow, if the Chairman...(Interruptions)....

SHRI B.J. PANDA: Sir, we have been trying to get time...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: That is all right. (Interruptions) See, it is not a point to be agitated here...(Interruptions)...You have given the notice. (Interruptions)

SHRI B.J. PANDA: Sir, when we do not get the appointment. ..(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No, no. Then, what is that I can do? (Interruptions) What is that I can do, come and tell me? Your notice has to be admitted. What do you expect me to do? (Interruptions)

SHRI B.J. PANDA: I have been repeatedly requesting...(Interruptions)... Sir, States must get a hearing. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: That is why I am asking you to discuss this matter with the Chairman. (Interruptions) There is no other way. (Interruptions) There is no other way. Commotion is not going to be the solution. (Interruptions)

׻ : ָ, ...(־֮֬)... ֮ ֛ ֮֮ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֋, ֯ י ...(־֮֬)... ׻ , ֯ י ...(־֮֬)... There is a procedure. (Interruptions) Please go. (Interruptions) This House function on procedures. (Interruptions) You should have given the notice. ֯ ̸ ׮֋ ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ֮ ֟ ֟ ...(־֮֬)... י ֕ , פ ...(־֮֬)... Just now, you brought the notice and gave it to me. How can I take it up? (Interruptions)

׻ : י פ , ֮־ָ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֋, ֱ י ֯ ...(־֮֬)...You know that the notice has to be admitted. It has to be admitted. It has not been admitted. (Interruptions) ֯ ׾ֵ , it has been sent...(Interruptions)...It has been sent..(Interruptions)... The notice is being examined. (Interruptions) ֮֯ ...(־֮֬)... Yesterday, you spoke expressing concern on the price of sugarcane in Uttar Pradesh. You have already spoken. (Interruptions)

׻ : י , ֮־ָ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֮֯ ֲ ָ ׻ֵ ...(־֮֬)...

׻ : , ...(־֮֬)... ֲ ...(־֮֬)... ֮ ָָ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֮ ...(־֮֬)... ֮֮ ֲ ...(־֮֬)... ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ֲ is relating to your...(־֮֬)...Member's right is to be...(Interruptions)...You do not know, that has been sent...(Interruptions)... (Contd. by sk-1q)

1Q/HMS-SK/12.15

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: It is not a privilege. ...(Interruptions).. It is not a privilege. ...(Interruptions).. ָ ָ Ù ֵ , י פ ֵ ֵ ..(־֮֬).. that is the law and order situation. That is not your right. ...(Interruptions).. That is not your right. ...(Interruptions).. ׻֋ ֮ Outside the House, you are not being prevented to function as a Member of the House. ...(Interruptions).. Mr. Panda, instead of this, let is discuss it in the Chamber. I am telling you to please discuss it. ...(Interruptions).. We will discuss it with the Chairman. I will also be there. ...(Interruptions).. Please, sit down. ...(Interruptions).. We will take it up. ...(Interruptions).. Please, sit down. ...(Interruptions).. ׻ , ֯ ך ...(־֮֬)... ֯ ך, ֯ fresh notice ו֋, that will be examine. ...(Interruptions)..

׻ : ֮־ָ, י פ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ך ֈ ߕ important ...(־֮֬)...

׻ : ֮־ָ, ֮ ס ׬ָ ֮ ..(־֮֬)...

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ : ָ, פֵ ׬ָ ־ֻ ֤ ֮ ֟ ..(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ך ...(־֮֬)...This is too much. ...(Interruptions)..

֯ ך, ׻ օ ...(־֮֬)... No, this will not be allowed. ...(Interruptions).. This will not be ...(Interruptions)... Nothing will go on record.

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ : ָ, פֵ ׬ָ ...(־֮֬)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The House cannot be ...(Interruptions).. There is a procedure. ...(Interruptions).. ׮ִֵ ...(־֮֬)...

ִ֤ Ͼֻ : ָ, ևخ ׻ ָ Ͽ 00 ӛ ֵ , ָ כ֮ ׻֋ ֯ ִֵ ֵ ו֋

ֳ֯ן : Ͼֻ , ִֵ כև ...(־֮֬)... It will not be decided here. ...(Interruptions).. We will discuss it in the Chamber. ...(Interruptions)..

SHRI RAMDAS AGARWAL: Then, it is okay, Sir.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Thank you, Sir.

ֻ ܟָ : ָ, ػ ו ֛ ֙ י accept ֋ ֙ ...(־֮֬)...

ֳ֯ן : ֯ ָ ׮ֵ֤ , ײֻ ׮ֵ֤ ֯ ך

MATTERS RAISED WITH PERMISSION OF CHAIR

RE. SAFETY OF RIGHTS OF ADIVASIS

ߴ֟ Ӥ ָ (׿ִ ֻ) : ָ, ֯ ִ֬ ֤ ֮ ־ֻ ֟ ֕ ָ פֵ ־ֻ , ִ֮ ־ֻ , ׬ָ ־ֻ ׻֋ ׾֮֬ Ϥ ־֮֬ ֻ ֮ ־ֻ

, ֤ ֤õ ֻ֮ ׻׾֮֕ ָ most barbaric incident in Guwahati ו פ á߮ publicly ֛ ָ ֵ ֵօ , ֟ ָ ֵ֓օ ֮֟ ֙ ֙ , ָ judicial probe ֵ , ױ ֕ և פ ïֻ֟ ֻ 10 ָ ֣ critical condition ׻֋ כ ָ , ׻֋ ־֕ ־ֻ ׾ֿ ָ ֑֮ ...(־֮֬)

KUMAR DEEPAK DAS: There is no judicial inquiry. There is only magisterial inquiry.

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT: Thank you for the correction. So, we want the Assam Government to take immediate action

(Contd. by ysr-1R)

-SK/YSR/12.20/1R

SHRIMATI BRINDA KARAT (CONTD.): The other very important point to which I would like to draw the attention of the House is the fate of the Forest Rights Bill which was unanimously passed by Parliament one year ago. It is shocking and it is completely violative of parliamentary procedures that for one year the rules have not been notified as a result of which all over the country in many States a large number of adivasis are being evicted from their homes and lands in the forests. And what is even more shocking is that the rules have not been notified and that is why the Act is not being implemented.

One section of the Act which pertains to the identification of critical wildlife habitat, which once identified may lead to modification of the rights of adivasis in a forest leading to their relocation and eviction, is being implemented without the notification of the rules. How can this be done?

The sequencing of the Act is, first recognise and vest the forest rights in all adivasis, including in protected areas. The second part of the Act is, through a case-by-case basis in protected areas and through the formation of an Expert Committee on the basis of scientific evidence, critical wildlife habitat may be identified and where necessary adivasis may be relocated according to certain procedures.

So, first of all, the rules not being notified is a subversion of the will of Parliament, because it means that the Act unanimously passed is not being implemented. Secondly, one portion of the Act is being implemented without the rules being notified is a second subversion of Parliament and also a subversion of the spirit and letter of the Act itself. And the third important point is, instead of recognising the rights of adivasis in all forest areas, as mandated by the Act, the Government of India is changing the sequencing of the Act by these actions.

Therefore, I believe that this is a very, very serious matter. Large numbers of adivasis are being evicted from forests. I hope the House will join me in urging the Government not to subvert the will of Parliament, and to immediately enact the rules, notify the Rules, and implement the Act. (Ends)

ֳ֯ן : ֳ ן־ָ߅

ֳ ן־ָ (ָ Ϥ) : ֳ֯ן ߅ ..(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ן : ֋ , ֟ ..(־֮֬)

ֵ ֺ (ָӛ) : ָ, ֋ ...(־֮֬)

֚ () : ָ, ֋ ...(־֮֬)

ֵָ () : ָ, ֋ ...(־֑֮)

ָ ֻ ӛ־ֻ (֬ Ϥ) : ָ, ֋ ...(־֮֬)

פ ס־ (׿ִ ֻ) : ָ, ֋ ...(־֮֬)

SHRI D. RAJA (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I also associate myself with this mention. (Interruptions)

. (ߴ֟) ִ֕ . ֟㻻 (֕ã֮) : ָ ...(־֮֬)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shrimati Najma A. Heptulla is also associating herself with this mention. All the hon. Members associate themselves with this mention. (Interruptions)

ֳ ן־ָ : ָ, ִ ...(־֮֬)

ֳ֯ן : ׻ ֋ ߕ, ֋ ֋, ָ ו֋ ֋ ו֋, ֯ ִ ֋ ו֋

ֳ ן־ָ : , ָ ..(־֮֬)

DR. (SHRIMATI) NAJMA A. HEPTULLA: Sir, I want to inform you that the Committee on Subordinate Legislation has taken up the issue. We have sent a notice to the Ministry asking it to send us the rules and we have questioned why the rules have not been framed. This issue is before the Committee.

RE.:DEMOLITION OF TEMPLES IN MALAYSIA

ֻ־ӟ ֻ ֯֙ (ָ™) : ֳ֯ן , ֯ ֻ׿ֵ ֛ ܵ פ , ׾ֵ ׾֤ ӡ ֮ ֮ ֲ ֟ ׬ ß֮ ׮־ , וִ֮ ָ ״ֻ ׸ ֕ ֛ ܵ ß֮ ׸ ִ ן ן , ֤ , , ״ֻ , פ, ֟ ׮ֵ ֟ ֻ ִ׻֕ , ָ פ ִ ײ֮ ֤ , ֻ ֻ׿ֵ , ӛ׿ֵ , ևԻ ִ׻֕ ָ ֮ , פ ָ ֻ ãן ֟ ָ ָָ ׾ֵ ָ ֮ , þֵ Ϭִ֮ӡ ׿ֵ֮ ֋ , ֻ׿ֵ Ϭִ֮ӡ ״ֻ ׾ֵ ֮ פ ֻ , ׻֋ ־ֿ ָ Ϭִ֮ӡ, ָ ׾ִ֤ӡ ׾ֵ ָ ָ ֛ ֣ ֺ ӯ ֮ ãן , פ , ָ , ׬ָ ֮ , ֓֋

ָ, ָ Ù֮ , Ù֮ ָ ׻ ֻ , ִ ֻ ֚ , ֻ ߵָ ׻ ״, וִ , ֵ ֵ , ָ֟ ߕ 1/ ָ ֿ:

aka-vkk/1s/12:25

ֻ־ӟ ֻ ֯֙ (֟) : ׾֤ ӡ ׾ֵ ָ ֤ ֕ ãן ָ ָ ָָ , ָ ֟ ֋ (ִ֯)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: No, no. (Interruptions) Associated. (Interruptions) Shri Ali Anwar. (Interruptions) No question. (Interruptions)

֚ () : ֳ֯ן , ֯֙ ֋ ..(־֮֬)..

ֵָ () : , ֋ ..(־֮֬)..

SHRI THANGA TAMIL SELVAN: Sir, I...(Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You associate. (Interruptions) You have not given notice, you will not be allowed to speak. (Interruptions) Please. No, no, there is no notice from you. (Interruptions) You are allowed to associate, please associate. (Interruptions) Associate. (Interruptions) Shri Ali Anwar.

(Ends)

 


RE: PLIGHT OF WEAVERS IN THE COUNTRY

----

־ָ (ײָ) : , ܟ׻ֱ ָ ָָ ֲ ָ ״ֻ֮ ָ ײ ָ , ֵֻ֮ - ָ Ϥ , ָ™ ׾֟ ֕ , Ӭ Ϥ ׾֟ ֕

, ׯ֔ 9 և ֮ ֤ ־ֻ ֵ ֮֮ߵ ӡ ֑ ָ ־ֻ ־ֲ ֤ ֮ פ ָ ߲ 800 ֋ , ֱ ָ Ӿ ׮־ , ֮ ֲָָ 7% әÙ ָ ׻֋ ֟ PMO ֻ ֻ ָ ֻ ׻ֵ ֋օ , 6 ߮ ֋ , ֟ ֙֋ ָ ֻ ָ֮ ֋ ֓֠ , ֲָ ֲָ ֮ ִ ֓ 2,500 ֋ פօ ֲ ָָ ָ ïֻ֟ ֟ 150, 200 ֋ ֮ ֟ , ֲ ָ ֻ֟ ִԮ ãן ֮֟ ־ã ָ, ָ ָ ֻ ꅠ

, ֕ ֤ ֲ ֤ ָ Artisan, Ӭ ָ Ӭ ״ֻ֟ ֱ Ӭ ׻ ֲ֤֤ ߟֻ , ֜ ֻ ֮֮ , ױֲ֤ ֮֮ , ״֕ԯ ֤ ֻ߮ ֮֮ Ӭ ״ֻ֟ , ֻ֟ ֲָ ? , ߮ ֛ , ߮ ևߕ ִ֮ ָ֕ ָ ֋

, ײָ ֮֮ߵ ןֿ ָ 韾 ָ ֙ ָָ , ָָ 1250 ֵ ֱ ָָ 10 ָ ֋ ׸ػ ׻֋ ־ָ ֟ , ֻ֟ , ־ָ ֻ֮ ׻֋ ָ ָߤ ָ 50% ֮ ָָ ?

DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Please conclude.

־ָ : ֕ Ӭ ֲ ֤ ֻ֟ ֲָ , ֲ ֤ ֲ ֤ ָ Ӭ ״ֻ֟ פ ָ ֵ ִו Ӹ֮ ־ã ֛֛ ֋߅ ָָ Ӿ 段 և ֻ ֻ ָָ , ָָ ָ ֮֋ ֕ , ָ ֻ ָָ , ָ֯י ֻ֮ ֻ ײ֓׻֋ ֟ ׻֋ , Artisan class ߬ ֵ֤ , ӟִ֕ ָָ (ִ֯)

ֵָ () : ָ, ֋

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

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I associate.

SHRI M.V. MYSURA REDDY (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I associate.

(Ends)

('1t/nb' ָ )

NB/RSS/1T/12.30

MISUSE OF OFFICE BY FORMER CHIEF JUSTICE OF INDIA

ָ ֤ (ײָ) : ֳ֯ן , ־ֻ , וֲ ֟ , ׸ãן ֲָ , כ , ֲ ָ כ׿ֵָ , ™ָ֓ ָ ־ֻ ו ָ ׯ֔ ֡ 2006 כ׿ֵֻ ӌֵָ ײֻ , ֵ ׯ֔ ֡ Ù؛ ָ ֮ ׸

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SHRI D. RAJA (WEST BENGAL): Sir, I associate myself with his Special Mention.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: The sentiment of the House is known. So many hon. Members are associating themselves with this issue.

DR. M.S. GILL (PUNJAB): Sir, I also associate myself with his Special Mention.

SHRI DATTA MEGE (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I associate myself with his Special Mention.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: All are associating. ...(Interruptions)... Gill Saheb, Darda Saheb, Shatrughan Sinhaji.

SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I associate myself with his Special Mention.

SHRIMATI KANIMOZHI (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with his Special Mention.

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SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, what the hon. Member, Sharad Yadavji, said should be inquired into.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: It is not your Zero Hour issue!

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, it is a question of corruption by the highest judicial authority; that should be inquired into.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You are too late to express it.

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: I am not too late. I am too early, Sir!

SHRI SHATRUGHAN SINHA: Sir, we should go for a Short Duration Discussion.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Yes. You have a right to give notice for having a Short Duration Discussion. Please give a notice. That will be examined. Now, to a Zero Hour issue, I cannot ask the Government to respond.

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SHRI SHATRUGHAN SINHA: What is right for Peter is right for Paul. ...(Interruptions)...

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RE: NEED FOR PROTECTING INDIAN FISHERMEN

FROM HARASSMENT BY SRI LANKAN NAVY

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY (PUDUCHERRY): Mr. Deputy Chairman, thank you for giving me this opportunity. After a long time, I am making a Zero Hour submission. This is a matter of concern for all of us. The Indian fishermen, living in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu, when they go for fishing in Indian maritime waters near the Sri Lankan border, the Sri Lankan Navy, under the guise that the Indian fishermen crossed over to their territory, takes them into custody, takes them to Sri Lanka, keeps them in their jail and after due intervention by the Government of India and also by the hon. Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu release them. It happened on several occasions.

Sir, you know pretty well that the Government of India gave Kachchativu to Sri Lanka for the purpose of drying nets. What happens is that when our Indian fishermen go for fishing, when there is inclement weather, they go to Kachchativu for drying the fish and their nets. They have been taken into custody from there also. They have got a lot of sophisticated weapons. Sometimes, they take away their boats and damage the boats of Indian fishermen also. The fishermen from Nagapattinam, Tuticorin, Rameswaram, Nagercoil, etc., are affected and their families have been suffering. This issue has been taken up by the Tamil Nadu Government with the hon. Prime Minister and the hon. External Affairs Minister also. This is a matter of very serious concern. Lakhs of fishermen families are insecure in those areaa. On the one side, the Sri Lankan Navy is taking them into custody and, on the other, the LTTE, the terrorist group, is attacking them in the mid-sea. That is how our fishermen are affected. Therefore, this is a matter of serious concern for all of us and, day in, day out, news items are appearing. Twelve fishermen from Nagapattinam have been taken into custody by the Sri Lankan Navy and the LTTE threatened them, took their boats and removed the diesel from the boats and put them in the mid-sea. This is the harassment caused to our fishermen. It is the duty of the Government of India to protect the Indian fishermen from being harassed by the Sri Lankan Naval Force and the terrorist groups. Therefore, to put an end to this, I want the hon. Minister of External Affairs to take up the issue with the Sri Lankan Government, talk to them and to give protection to Indian fishermen. Let the Sri Lankan Navy not harass Indian fishermen who go for fishing for their livelihood. Otherwise, there will be tension in those areas. If the people in the coastal areas revolt, there will be tension; and there will be law and order problem in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu. Therefore, I wanted to raise this issue. Now the hon. Minister of State for External Affairs is here. You can ask him. If he wants to respond, he can respond. (Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIMAN: Do you want to respond?

DR. V. MAITREYAN: We associate ourselves with this Zero Hour submission. (Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Yes, all are associating themselves with it. Shri Santosh Bagrodia. (Interruptions)...

Mr. Narayanasamy, they are all associating. (Interruptions)...

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, the hon. Minister can respond. I am requesting him. This is a very genuine human issue. There is a fishermen problem. (Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: If he wants to intervene, I have no objection. (Interruptions)... Just one minute. (Interruptions)... The Minister wants to respond to this.

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (SHRI ANAND SHARMA): Sir, the Government takes note of the issue that has been raised here. It is a matter of serious concern to the Members. In the past, when any such incident has taken place, the Government of India has firmly taken up this matter and the Coast Guard is under strict instructions for regular patrolling. (Interruptions)...

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: He has volunteered. I did not ask him to respond. (Interruptions)...

SHRI V. NARAYANSAMY: What is your problem, Madam? (Interruptions)...

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MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: He has volunteered. I did not ask him to respond. (Interruptions)...

SHRI ANAND SHARMA: Sir, it is a matter which pertains to the Ministry of External Affairs and hon. Members have specifically requested. We are just assuring them that the desired steps have been taken and shall be taken in the future to assuage the grievances of the fishermen in that area.

SHRI C. PERUMAL: It has been a routine affair for the last 15 years. (Interruptions)...

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: You are associating. Your name is there. Next. (Followed by VK/1X)

VK/1X/12.45

RE: NEED TO IMPROVE THE IMAGE OF ELECTED REPRESENTATIVES.

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, just now you have mentioned about judicial activism and corruption. Unfortunately, the perception for public money, as we all know -- whatever happens in this House or in the other House or in private life -- is a question which has to be looked into. It is for this reason I am raising this issue. This is not the question of ethics only for public activities, only for Parliamentary activities, only for Government activities, but in private life also some kind of ethics have to be maintained. Sir, the Parliamentary Bulletin No. 44611 issued on 14 November this year mentions one of the points, that is, "Members must not do anything that brings disrepute to the Parliament and affects their credibility". Similarly, the last point is, "Members are expected to maintain high standards of morality, dignity, decency and values in public life". I fully agree with this. But despite this, when we hear about murders, rapes, dowry cases, child marriages, extortions, etc. by public men, we feel ashamed about that. In this situation the Ethics Committee of Rajya Sabha should take cognisance of it.

Then the Third Committee feels disturbed over the general apathy amongst people about their elected representatives. Behaviour and activities of some of the legislators inside and outside the House have eroded the credibility of legislative institutions to a dangerous level. The Committee emphasises the urgent need for restoring credibility of people's representatives and dignity of the people's institutions.

Sir, in this regard, I would like to read what Joseph Addison said. He said, "There are many shining qualities of the mind of man, but none so useful as discretion. It is this which gives a value to all the rest, and sets them at work in their proper places, and turns them to the advantage of their possessor. Without it, learning is pedantry; wit, impertinence, virtue itself looks like weakness and the best parts only qualify a man to be more sparingly in errors, and active to his own prejudice. Though a man has all other perfections and wants discretion, he will be of no great consequence in the world, but if he has this single talent in perfection, and but a common share of others, he may do what he pleases in his station of life".

Sir, I have already given notices under Rules 303 and 295. I have given notice to the Chairman under Rule 303 and another notice to the Chairman, Ethics Committee under Rule 295. The point is, in Rajasthan, some Ryan has taken place. I am not naming anybody. But what I want to say is this. They say that it is a custom there. ׸֕ There is a reewaj of child marriage; there is a reewaj of dowry; there is a reewaj of Sati Pratha. Will we accept it? If it is not as per rules, if Members of this House, leading Members of this House, senior Members of this House have got involved in this kind of activity, I request the Chairman to accept my notice and give it to the Ethics Committee. I also request the Chairman, Ethics Committee to look into it. They should take suo moto action. Whatever punishment or whatever decision is taken, that will be acceptable to me. Thank you.

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY (PUDUCHERRY): Sir, I associate myself with this issue. (Ends)

RE: RECRUITMENT OF DOCTORS FOR RURAL SERVICES

SHRI D. RAJA (TAMIL NADU): Sir, it is good that the hon. HRD Minister is present in this House when I am raising this issue. I would like to submit before the House a very important issue in regard to recruitment of doctors for rural services. I must congratulate the UPA Government for evolving and for launching the National Rural Health Mission. I do understand the concern of the Government, the concern of all political parties to improve the health services in villages and rural areas. (Contd. by 1Y)

RG/12.50/1Y

SHRI D. RAJA (contd.): Having said this, I must point out that there is a lot of confusion as far as recruitment policy is concerned. And the UPA Government must come clear on this recruitment policy. Now, it is said that in the name of compulsory rural services, the duration of MBBS course is lengthened. As of now, the duration of the MBBS course is four-and-a-half years plus one-year internship. Now, this duration has been increased from five-and-a-half years to six-and-a-half years. This has led to a lot of apprehension and agitation not only in Tamil Nadu but also several other States. Here, the Government must have a clarity as to what it intends to do for rural health services. It is of nobody's argument that rural health services must be made compulsory; I agree with that. But there must be a policy to implement that. Now what is being said is that students, who have just come out of colleges, are to be sent to the villages. Even there is a confusion in that; in this period of one year, they say, for rural services, actually four months are to be served in District Headquarters hospitals; four months in Tehsil hospitals and only four months in villages. They are just students, and they have no experience whatsoever. And they do not get their registration certificates from the concerned authorities. But they are being asked to go to villages in the name of rural services. This makes a mockery of the entire policy, and this has led to a tremendous apprehension and agitation. Here, I would like to suggest something. As you know, Sir, more than 60 per cent of the medical colleges are situated in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and, I can include, Gujarat. Now it is the job of the Government to increase the number of medical colleges, particularly, in States like Orissa, Bihar and Northern part of the country. Sir, the Government should adopt certain other policies. Fifty per cent of the post-graduate seats should be reserved for Government doctors. The emoluments for doctors must be increased. For instance, the I.T. students, when they complete their four-year course, they get jobs with very high salaries, whereas the medical students, when they go out, do not get such attractive salaries. So, the salaries of doctors must be increased, and the Government doctors must have more comforts in villages. The Primary Health Centres must be equipped with all modern equipments. Now rural health is a neglected one...(Interruptions)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: So, you do not want that they should go for rural services, right?

SHRI D. RAJA: I am saying, they should go. Send experienced doctors; send the real doctors. You are not sending the real doctors, but you are just sending the students. What will they do in villages?(Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Let there not be a conversation between you both.

SHRI D. RAJA: Give them good salary and improve the conditions of Rural Health Centres and Primary Health Centres.

Finally, I must inform the House that the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Kalaignar Karunanidhi, has written to the hon. Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare in which he has said and I quote: "May I request you to modify the scheme in such a way that the objectives of rural services are met without extending the tenure of MBBS course by one year more, keeping the sentiments of the students in mind." This is what the Chief Minister has written to the Health Minister. Now it is for the Union Government to give due consideration because there are a lot of apprehensions in the minds of students, that in the name of compulsory rural health services, they are being punished. That is the way they understand. There is no clarity with the Government. The Government should have a clear policy in relation to the recruitment of doctors and what kind of doctors they want to send to villages. They are trying to send students. These students would not even get their certificates by that time. They are not qualified doctors. Thank you, Sir. (Ends)

DR. V. MAITREYAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, the Union Health Minister should immediately drop the proposal of extending it by one year more, and he should also give an assurance that he would provide the doctors attractive remuneration and also give them employment opportunities in the rural areas.

SHRI SU. THIRUNAVUKKARASAR (TAMIL NADU): Sir, the Government should immediately respond to this. (Followed by 1Z)

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SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I associate myself with what the hon. Member has said.

SHRIMATI KANIMOZHI (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I also associate myself with what the hon. Member has mentioned.

SHRI TIRUCHI SIVA (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I also associate myself with what the hon. Member has mentioned.

DR. E. M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I associate myself with what the hon. Member has said. (Interruptions) Now, students of Masters' degrees are also going. (Interruptions) The hon. Minister should make a statement on the issue. (Interruptions)

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY(PUDUCHERRY): Sir, an agitation has been going on. Let him come and clarify it by making a statement.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Mr. Narayanasamy, you are the Chief Whip of your party. (Interruptions) You can take note of this.

SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY: Sir, first, I am a Member and then the Chief Whip.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shri Ravula Chandra Sekar Reddy.


RE. DEATHS DUE TO MALARIA AND DIARRHOEA

IN TRIBAL AREAS OF ANDHRA PRADESH

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I am raising an issue pertaining to poor tribals of Andhra Pradesh.

Sir, tribals in the districts called Adilabad, Visakhapatnam and East Godavari and in other parts of the State are suffering from malaria, diarrhoea and other diseases. During the past few weeks, 175 people have died in the Adilabad district alone; out of these 175, 100 were below 15 years of age. The State administration has totally failed in helping the poor tribals in getting the medical attention. The hon. Minister who represents that area has a solution with him. He says, "Produce more children and combat diarrhoea". He further goes on to say, "In the good old days, the high birth rate neutralised the high death rate". Sir, this is the solution given by the Andhra Government. (Interruptions) Sir, you haven't heard me. I draw your attention to the solution found by the hon. Minister of the Andhra Government who represents that area. He says, "Produce more children and combat diarrhoea. In the good old days, high birth rates were to neutralise the high death rates". This is in Times of India. (Interruptions) Sir, this is a fact.

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: But you can't show the newspaper. You can refer to it. (Interruptions)

SHRI RAVULA CHANDRA SEKAR REDDY: Sir, this is the solution of the Andhra Government. If it is adopted by the rest of the country, I do not know what will happen. It is very surprising and shocking that the Minister, representing that area, is making such a statement and playing with the lives of the tribals there. Sir, the Government of Andhra Pradesh has totally failed in helping the tribals. More than 175 people have died in one district alone. (Interruptions) Sir, I demand that the Government of India should send a team of doctors from Delhi to see to it that full medical attention is extended to the poor tribals. Since the Government of Andhra Pradesh is busy in some other activities and not in helping these poor tribals, it is high time that the Government of India immediately sent a team of doctors to the affected areas so that the people there came out of the grip of malaria, diarrhoea and other diseases. Otherwise, soon there will be panic. People are suffering there, Sir.

SHRI M. V. MYSURA REDDY (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, I associate myself with what the hon. Member has said.

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): Sir, a large number of deaths are taking place in the State of Andhra Pradesh in the tribal areas due to malaria, viral fever and diarrhoea. In the last two months, 550 people have died. There is no medical aid in the entire tribal area there. Doctors and paramedical staff are not being recruited. In the last three years, no recruitment has taken place. The net result is that population in the tribal areas is getting reduced. I want to bring it to your notice, Sir, that a very serious unrest is brewing up there. People are very agitated on this issue. The two Ministers, the Health Minister and the Labour Minister, have openly said that the solution is not merely the provision of health facilities to tribals but also in producing more and more children; that is the remedy being advocated by them. (Interruptions)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Nothing will go on record.

SHRI RUDRA NARAYAN PANY: *

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*Not recorded.

SHRI PENUMALLI MADHU (ANDHRA PRADESH): So, my submission before this House is that the Health and Family Welfare Minister should appoint a committee to enquire into these issues. The Minister... (Interruptions)

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