Rupees 200-crores marriage-party leaves 220 quintal waste: Impose marriage-tax and other measures to regulate and discourage mega-budgeted marriages
New Delhi,24/06/19:Media-reports indicate that high-profile weddings of brothers Suryakant and Shashank of South Africa based Gupta family with estimated spending of rupees 200 crores in Auli of Uttarakhand, left 220 quintals waste requiring 7-8 trucks daily for ten days to clear.
India should follow Afghanistan to curb mega-budgeted marriage-celebrations. Large-scale wastage of food-items in marriage-celebrations should be prevented by re-introducing Guest Control Order 1960 with only soft drinks and beverages allowed in such functions. Principle adopted by then Delhi Chief Minister Shiela Dixit to boycott mega-budgeted functions should be an ideal for politicians cutting across party-lines. Marriage-tax should be imposed on marriage-celebrations exceeding say rupees five lakhs by one side as was suggested in a private-member bill introduced in Lok Sabha in February 2017.
Supreme Court directive on 12.07.2018 asking central government to consider making it compulsory for families to disclose wedding expenditure by both sides of the families of bride and groom jointly to the marriage officer concerned should be implemented. It will not only limit wasteful expenditure at times due to social bindings on marriages but also effectively check unaccounted money being spent on marriage-related functions apart from lodging false claims made by bride-side in case of marital-disputes and divorces.
It has become a trend to spend heavily on fancy boxes of wedding-invitation cards worth several thousands of rupees each which are practically of no use. Costly platters (with imported items where Indian substitutes are better and cheaper) and cash-envelopes from parents of brides should be banned through a legislative action in interest of society where this menace is causing problems especially in middle-class families. Introducing such measures will make people take birth of girl-child in family as boon rather than bane.
Input;Ms Madhu Agarwal
New Delhi,24/06/19:Central government deserves compliments to once again present bill to ban Triple Talaq in Parliament after the earlier passed bill on 27.12.2018 lapsed with dissolution of Lok Sabha. Government had incorporated all practical suggestions in the earlier-passed bill. Logic of maintenance for divorced wife and children in case of divorcing husband going to jail is meaningless because nobody should be sent to jail for any crime by this logic. Already several Muslim countries have banned Triple Talaq. If it was an interference in religious matters, then opposition should have cried for abolition of Dowry Act also.
Union government should now move further by banning multi-marriage by a Muslim man as a further step in welfare of Muslim-women. It is noteworthy that even most Islamic countries do not allow multi-marriages by men. At least it may be legislated that any non-Muslim adopting Islam may not be allowed to have more than one wife, because it is quite often that many non-Muslims including famous celebrities symbolically adopt Islam just for a day to have a second wife, which is a torture on first wife.
Ideal is to implement Uniform Civil Code where the then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee once in Lok Sabha clarified that Uniform Civil Code does not mean law of majority community for all. Rather he emphasized that good aspects from all religions like compulsory consent of girl for marriage as per Islamic Law would be considered for an ideal Uniform Civil Code.
# Ms.Madhu Agarwal
New Delhi,24/06/19:The Ministry of Personnel has issued a circular directing all ministries to start periodic review of all officials to end graft and inefficiency.
It is being viewed as a crackdown on corruption as the notice comes a few days after 15 tax department officials were forced to take compulsory retirement following graft charges.
The ministries have been directed to submit the report on the 15th of every month to DoPT.
As per the circular, the exercise to review the performance of babus will commence from July 15. Among the 27 officials who were given the marching orders were the Principal Commissioner and Assistant Commissioner, dealing with indirect taxes.
According to sources there were serious charges of corruption and graft against the IT officials who were asked to compulsorily retire.
The CBI has filed a case against Principal Commissioner Anup Srivastava accusing him of entering a criminal conspiracy to favor a realtor and obtain illegal gratification, according to sources.
JSPL CONTRIBUTES 3 CRORE TO ODISHA CM RELIEF FUND FOR FANICYCLONE AFTERMATH RELIEF AND RESTORATION WORKSunday, 23 June 2019 04:36 Written by odishabarta
JSPL's Chairman Shri Naveen Jindal handed over a Cheque of Rs. ₹ 3 Crore to Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik
JSPL reiterates its commitment to partner with Govt of Odisha to extend all support for relief and restoration work by Odisha Government
Bhubaneswar, June 22, 2019:Extending its support for Odisha Government's relief and restoration work after the devastating cyclone Fani in the State, Jindal Steel & Power Ltd (JSPL) contributed ₹ 3 Crore to Odisha Chief Minister Relief Fund. JSPL's Chairman Shri Naveen Jindal handed over a Cheque of Rs. ₹ 3 Crore to Hon'ble Chief Minister of Odisha Shri Naveen Patnaik at the State Secretariat Today.
"JSPL, as a responsible Corporate of the country has always stood with the people affected by natural calamities. In this difficult time, we stand in solidarity with the people and Government of Odisha for the rebuilding the cyclone affected areas," said Shri Jindal after handing over the cheque. He appreciated Odisha Chief Minister's effort in saving lives during the Cyclone and relief and restoration work aftermath.
JSPL, through its CSR arm JSPL Foundation, had also provided one lakh cooked meals to the victims of Cyclone Fani in Puri from 10th to 19th May 2019 at Puri, in coordination with the district administration. The TRB Iron Ore Mines of JSPL atTensa had provided 50000 liters of drinking water and its Angul unit had also supplied cement and construction material for repairing of public buildings.
HIGHLY IRRESPONSIBLE CONGRESS PRESIDENT: RSS IN NATIONAL INTEREST SHOULD EXPORT SOME VETERANS IN CONGRESS TO SAVE OLDEST NATIONAL POLITICAL PARTY FROM BECOMING EXTINCT
New Delhi,22/06/19:Even after worst defeat in recently held Lok Sabha elections, Congress President Rahul Gandhi has utterly failed in attaining political maturity even at the bachelor-age of just 49 years
Firstly he went on playing with his mobile-phone during speech of President on inaugural of budget-session of Parliament, like he earlier did while paying homage to martyred security-personnel of Pulwama. He again exhibited his high-insensitiveness to our brave forces through his highly objectionable tweet on Yoga-Diwas on 21.06.2019 where he made a fun of dog-squad of army doing Yoga with their dogs. Practically even army-dogs are more intelligent than the persons making fun of them.
Only a patriotic and strategic organisation like RSS can save oldest national party Congress from being extinct by tactfully inducing and exporting some of its intelligent veterans in this party, which is not impossible because of such an immature person in command of a private limited company engaged in money-minting political industry.
Metro-man M Sreedharan views against free-metro service in Delhi need to be considered: Better metro-service round the clock is required more
New Delhi,16/06/19:It refers to metro-man M Sreedharan writing to Prime Minister rightly opposing proposed free metro-ride for women in Delhi Metro Rail Service (DMRC). Instead DMRC should concentrate more on providing better and extended metro-services in Delhi by operating metro-service round the clock especially including in Airport Express.
These extended services can be extended at intervals of half-an-hour in late non-peak night hours. System will provide cheaper, convenient and safe travel during night-hours, and is utmost necessary for Airport Express because of flights arriving and departing 24-hours a day. People have to spend so much in taxis that too with late-night charges. Loss in providing 24-hours a day metro-service can be partially compensated by abolishing fare-concession in non-peak hours.
Youngsters specially ladies do not vacate seats reserved for senior citizens. Special warning through display-boards and announcement inside metro-trains should be there against not voluntarily vacating seats reserved for senior citizens specially by young ladies who have separate reserved seats apart from a full metro-coach reserved for ladies. Senior citizens out of courteous avoid asking young ladies to vacate seats reserved for them. Fine should be imposed on youngsters including ladies not voluntarily vacating seats for senior citizens.
DMRC should change name of Yamuna-Bank station which confuses commoners very much. Otherwise also, every effort should be made to use Hindi names in Delhi as far as possible. Yamuna-Bank station can be renamed as Yamuna-Paar or some other Hindi name familiar with commoners. Present name otherwise also confuses as if some bank is named as Yamuna-Bank.
WHY HUMAN-RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND AWARD-RETURN GANGSTERS ARE SILENT ON SUCH KILLINGS (?).
New Delhi,10/06/19:It refers to horrible rape-cum-murder of a little 3-year old girl-child by some persons on 04.06.2019 just a day before the murderers were to celebrate Eid on 05.06.2019. Only a few days ago, a young businessman was murdered with help of his family-members in Delhi only because the victim went to house of killers to request for not being involved in eve-teasing of his daughter. A dog-owner and his associates in South-West Delhi killed a youth when the victims refused to apologies to pet dog of the killer.
Surprisingly those making Apex Court sit in mid-night in advocacy of death-sentence accused or those having candle-light march or returning awards in name of human-rights observe are silent on such brutal killings of innocent ones. Activities of all such self-acclaimed human-rights activities should be under surveillance in a manner so that they may not even think of making any kind of protests in name of human-rights for self-publicity and encouraging lawlessness including rapes and murders.
Uniform Civil Code should be implemented where Islamic law may be adopted for instant and sever-most punishment at least for crimes attracting death-sentence. Presently all cases attracting death-sentence must be finished in most supersonic manner from trial-court till disposal of mercy-petition by President of India including all in-between stages at High Court and Supreme Court to ensure that final execution of death-sentence may be done maximum within six-months of committing crime. Only such a system can create much-desired fear-psychology to drastically reduce crimes attracting death-sentence.
New Delhi,11/06/19:Retired Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Nripendra Misra has been appointed as the Principal Secretary to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The appointment of Misra, a retired 1967 batch Uttar Pradesh cadre, has been approved by the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet. His appointment is effective from May 31, 2019.
“The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the appointment of Shri Nripendra Misra, IAS(Retired) as Principal Secretary to Prime Minister with effect from 31. May, 2019. His appointment will be co-terminus with the term of the Prime Minister or until further orders, whichever is earlier,” an official statement said.
During the term of his office, he will be assigned the rank of Cabinet Minister in the Table of Precedence, the statement added.