New Delhi,25/02/19:Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the National War Memorial here by lighting the “eternal flame” at the monument and chose the occasion to accuse the previous Congress governments of playing with national interest, saying there was a concept of “family first” instead of “nation first.”
The monument consists of an obelisk centered inside four concentric circles, built to commemorate soldiers who were martyred in the line of duty since Independence.
Addressing a gathering of ex-servicemen during the inauguration of the war museum at the National Stadium here, Modi also slammed the Gandhi family, stating that the probe into all the major defence scams leading to one family said a lot.
“Those who called themselves the deciders of the country’s fate had done injustice to the forces and also played with the national security,” Modi said. “They had made the Army and the national security a means to earning for themselves. They wanted to forget the martyrs,” Modi said.
Targeting the Gandhi family, the Prime Minister said, “From Bofors to helicopters (AgustaWestland VVIP chopper), all the probe leads to the doors of one family. And it says a lot.”
Hitting out at Congress President Rahul Gandhi for criticising the 36 Rafale fighter jets deal with France, he said: “Now they are using all their tactics so that the modern jet does not come to India.”
“But in the next few months, when the first Rafale soars into the sky, all their conspiracies will end,” he said.
Attacking the Congress, Modi said, “Some people think their family interests come before the interest of the nation.”
Pakistan Prime Minister bending down on feet: India should test him through condition of handing over Kulbhushan Jadav and Masood Azhar to IndiaWednesday, 20 February 2019 04:21 Written by odishabarta
New Delhi,19/02/19:Body language of Pakistani Premier in video reacting on terrorist attack in Pulwama clearly exhibits great fear of Imran Khan from India where each and every Indian leaving apart some self-acclaimed human-right-activists have exhibited solidarity to martyrs of brave Indian forces. Indian Prime Minister can show a pre-conditional human approach towards Pakistani Premier by asking immediate unconditional release of Kulbhushan Jadhav and handing over Masood Azhar to India.
There must not be any practical problem for Imran Khan to accept these simple and practical conditions. Already members of Pakistani delegation at International Court of Justice are on back foot begging for courtesy from members of Indian delegation. It is an established fact that Indian plane was hijacked for release of Masood Azhar which is in itself biggest proof of his being an established terrorist.
Cricketer-turned politician Navjotsingh Siddhu can be best utilized as middle-man to strike such simple deal with his friend Imran Khan. Perhaps striking such a deal may result in Nobel Peace Prize for the politician-cum-comedian as a healing touch for his being kicked out from Kapil Sharma Show.
New Delhi,18/02/19:Mobile-phone service-providers turn down requests made for details of ‘Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls on mobile-numbers of the person/s making such a request in name of ‘privacy’, while companies are providing details of ‘Outgoing’ calls even without being asked for.
It is beyond understanding how and why the company can claim ‘privacy’ on providing the sought data when the calls are made to persons requesting such details of ‘Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls received on his mobile-numbers. Providing details of ‘Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls on request is of utmost importance in cases of obscene/threatening/harassing/fraud calls received by person/s requesting for details of Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls. Such details are also of importance because of unwanted calls interrupting despite registration done on ‘Do-Not-Disturb’ service. It is apparent that mobile-companies cite privacy for deliberately not restricting unwanted calls in order to mint money by such calls.
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) should make it mandatory for mobile-service providers to provide details of ‘Incoming’ and ‘Missed’ calls on demand in the manner they provide such details of ‘Outgoing’ calls. ‘Privacy’ factor remains same for ‘Incoming’, ‘Missed’ and ‘Outgoing’ calls.
New Delhi,10/02/19:There is frequent downward revision in post-paid tariff-plans of mobile service-providers due to stiff competition by new-comer JIO. In recent past ever since JIO has entered as mobile service-provider, heavy reduction in post-paid tariff-plans by other mobile service-provider is quite common. But these mobile service-providers are looting unaware customers who by and large are unaware of such revised lower tariff-plans
Telecom Regulatory Authority of India TRAI should ensure that mobile service-providers may auto-revise post-paid tariff-plans in case of introduction of new reduced tariff-plans. Also it may be compulsory to inform post-paid customers by separate registered post about revised tariff-plans. Such communication must not be sent as enclosure to bills, because it is usual that customers do not care to read enclosures sent with the bills. Mobile service-providers should be directed to give newspaper-advertisements in largest circulated dailies about downward revision of post-paid tariffs.
# Input;Madhu Agarwal
New Delhi,01/02/19:It refers to the Union Budget for the fiscal-year 2019-20 with so many welcome features for every section of society including farmers, labourers and especially usually-ignored middle-class and salaried people with doubling of exemption-limit for Income Tax directly to rupees five lakhs to the fullest expectation of people. But it would have been better if the budget would have incorporated some important features aimed to simplify long pending reforms.
Till the new Income Tax Act being presently drafted comes into force, various deductions like investments in PPF, NSC etc, Mediclaim, NPS could have been merged into a single one with consolidated deduction of total rupees two lakhs.
Long-pending issue of change in fiscal-year from present April-March of British legacy to systematic calendar-year from January-December to coincide with majority countries of the world could have been announced in the budget.
Voluntary-Tax-Compliance for flooding the exchequer with enormous amount of revenue could be ensured by adding a new head in Income Tax Returns of Income from Undisclosed Sources which could attract highest tax-slab of 30-percent. Those purchasing property with unaccounted cash then would have been auto-detected with sellers showing received unaccounted cash-portion under this head. Tax-system of countries with highest honesty-ranking like Denmark, New-Zealand etc should be studied and implemented for ensuring voluntary tax-compliance.
# Input;Subash Agarwal
New Delhi,24/01/19:It refers to Delhi government drafting a plan to follow Supreme Court observations for preventing wastage of food and traffic-jams in marriage-functions. Delhi can reintroduce guest-control orders in emergency-era where only snacks and beverages were allowed in marriage-related functions. Such a system will auto-prevent number of guests many of whom attend marriage-functions just to enjoy lavish food. Distribution of cash-envelopes, sweet-boxes and gift-hampers should also be banned which is a forced burden on parents of brides.
An estimated outlay of marriage-expenditure mentioning number of guests should also be printed on marriage-cards which should also contain details of catering-agency, tent-decorators, card-printers and event-managers. Personal details like dates of birth of bride and groom should also be printed on marriage-cards like was once ordered in the year 2012 by a District Collector in Bharatpur, Rajasthan. When citizens demand accountability and transparency from government, they should also themselves be made transparent in marriage-related expenses to effectively check large-scale involvement of unaccounted money in marriages. List of gifts and cash-envelopes received or distributed on the occasions should be submitted to appropriate public-authorities within some stipulated time-period after marriage-functions are over. All this will also check in aborting female foeticides which is at times is done in fear of heavy expenses on marriages of girls in our dowry-addicted society.
Agents are befooling pubic through gimmick offers without providing any brochures
New Delhi,20/01/19:PNB Metlife is an insurance-company using logo of public-sector Punjab National Bank, but there is absolute no clarity on exact relationship between Punjab National Bank and PNB Metlife where agents of PNB Metlife lure members of public through highly lucrative investment-offers but without giving any brochure or highlights of the offered schemes on website.
Subsequent to some lucrative offer of annual deposit without any limit for five years or more with high non-taxable eleven-percent annually compounded interest-rate also attracting exemption under 80(C) of Income Tax Act coming from some call-centre on 17.01.2019, another call from some one claiming to be executive came on 18.01.2019 on mobile-number +91-9810033711 from mobile-number +91-8527372127 who further added that depositor would get free life-insurance cover also. But it was revealed that neither any brochure about the scheme would be given nor the offered scheme would be available on website as the scheme was being offered to privileged 50000 selected throughout the country, and some executive would be sent just for getting application-form signed together with relevant documents.
It is clear that no government-saving scheme presently provides annual-interest more than eight-percent that too taxable and only for senior citizens. It is impossible that any public-sector company like PNB Metlife may provide above-referred extra-lucrative scheme.
Punjab National Bank and PNB Metlife should make their relationship clear through newspaper-advertisements and prominently on their websites. All investment-schemes of PNB Metlife should be compulsorily put on website, and agents should be cautioned not to befool members of public by getting their hard-earned money invested in schemes without providing a brochure.
# Input;Subhash Agarwal
CIC MARCHES TOWARDS E-GOVERNANCE THROUGH PAPERLESS WORKING AS ROLE-MODEL FOR OTHER PUBLIC-AUTHORITIESFriday, 11 January 2019 02:42 Written by odishabarta
New Delhi,11/01/18:Officers and staff of Central Information Commission CIC deserve full compliments for fulfilling commitment of Chief Information Commissioner towards successfully achieving almost a total paperless working as per ambitious government-plan for e-governance. It was nice presentation on 09.01.2019 by CIC-team at CIC-Bhawan New Delhi to explain in detail about the new paperless system with photographic comparison of old and new system where old system with full junk of files is now replaced by paperless working tables not only for Commissioners but for complete CIC-staff.
CIC should however make public on its website some of salient features of new paperless system which are presently available for their internal working only. Section-wise updated listing of decided court-cases and details of on-going court-cases challenging CIC-verdicts, updated section-wise compilation of DoPT circulars and complete case-files of listed cases at CIC should be put on regular CIC-website available for public-viewing. This will provide appellants, respondents and their representatives to put their cases more effectively during CIC-hearings. Making complete case-files at CIC public is of utmost necessity where presently co-respondents (public-authorities) cannot view case-files for getting themselves prepared for CIC-hearings.