Sabbe satta sada hontu
May all living beings always live happily,
Support of BSP will be crucial, says Kaliveer
Expresses confidence that the party will win over 60 seats
Party adopts community-wise distribution
Senior leaders to campaign in Hassan on
May 3 and 4
HASSAN: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) State general secretary Sridhar Kaliveer has said that even after 61 years of Independence, 70 per cent of the population continues to live below the poverty line. Many of them do not get two square meals a day, and there are 16 crore unemployed youth in the country.
He blamed successive governments for implementing wrong policies. Mr. Kaliveer expressed confidence that this time the BSP would win all seven seats in Hassan district and more than 60 Statewide. He said that for any political party to form the government, the support of the BSP would be necessary. “We will help balance power in the region,” he said.
Mr. Kaliveer said the BSP was formed by Kanshi Ram in 1984, but it had not spread its roots to the gram panchayats. It had booth committees in all polling stations in the country. This time it had allotted seats community-wise. Sixteen per cent of seats had been given to the Veerashaiva community, 12 per cent to the Vokkaligas, 23 per cent to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, 11 per cent to religious minorities and the remaining to the Other Backward Classes.
Free rice promised
The party had successfully distributed 20 lakh acres of land to the landless in Uttar Pradesh, he claimed. This would be implemented in Karnataka too. He promised free distribution of rice to the poor and free electricity for farmers.
In addition to this, the party would create a stability fund of Rs 10,000 crore to provide a minimum support price to farmers when prices of crops came down.
He said he had contested from Sakleshpur in the 2004 elections and had secured 18,000 votes (17 per cent of the polled votes). This time too, he would contest from Sakleshpur, he said and added that he was confident of a victory. He said the aim of the BSP was to provide transparent governance.
Senior party leaders P.G.R. Sindhia, Veer Singh, Trishul Pani Patel and H.N. Nanje Gowda would campaign in Hassan district on May 3 and May 4, he added.
The former Minister K.H. Hanume Gowda, who recently joined the BSP, said there should be a change in the political system, otherwise the gap between the rich and poor would increase.
9040 pending service related matters disposed of,departmental action in 1961 cases abolished
Lucknow : May 03, 2008 The Chairman of the U.P. Advisory Council Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra said that Administrative Disputes Disposal Forum would be constituted for quick settlement of service related cases pending in the courts. Counter affidavits have been submitted in 58,694 cases pending in the courts by launching a drive initiated by the State Government. As many as 9040 pending service related matters have been disposed of, while 1961 cases have been disposed of by abolishing the departmental action. Mr. Satish Chandra Mishra, the Chairman of the U.P. Advisory Council and Chairman of the High Powered Committee constituted by the Chief Minister, was presiding over a meeting organised for the disposal of pending cases at his Shastri Bhawan office here today. He said that the departmental principal secretaries and secretaries, officers of the Law and Finance department and the secretaries of the related department as per the requirement would be members of this forum and they would ensure daily hearing of the pending cases and if needed then they would also obtain permission of the Cabinet on priority basis. He said that if no counter affidavits were submitted in certain pending cases, then the same should be necessarily submitted in a span of one month. Mr. Mishra said that this initiative had been taken with a view to settling minor problems of the employees at the earliest. He said that the State Government intends to provide the dues of the employees on time. Regarding cases of suspension, he directed the officers that the employees should be provided relief within a time frame. He said that a cut off date would be fixed for the adjustment of employees working on daily wages, contract basis etc. for several years now in various department, so that they could also be provided relief. He directed the principal secretaries to forward department-wise information regarding the pending cases and the nature of the cases on a prescribed format within a week. He further directed principal secretaries to adopt constructive approach in cases related to service, specially those of suspension and adverse entries, so that the employees were not forced to go to courts. The meeting was attended by the Chief Secretary Mr. P.K. Mishra, Advocate General Mr. Jyotindra Mishra, Principal Secretary to C.M. Mr. Shailesh Krishna, Principal Secretary Law Mr. S.M.A. Abdi, Principal Secretary Home Mr. Fateh Bahadur and principal secretaries of other departments. ******
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U.P. Cabinet expanded
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday inducted two new ministers in her Cabinet and elevated two Ministers of State. With the induction of Rajpal Tyagi and Subhash Pandey, strength of her Cabinet has risen to 54.
Four Cabinet Ministers take oath
Lucknow : May 01, 2008 In a brief expansion, two new Cabinet Ministers were inducted into U.P. Cabinet today, while two Ministers of State (independent charge) were elevated to the Cabinet rank. In a simple function organised at Raj Bhawan, the Governor of Uttar Pradesh Mr. T.V. Rajeswar administered the oath of office and secrecy to Mr. Fateh Bahadur Singh, Minister of State for Forests (independent charge) and Mr. Ram Het, Minister of State for Election (independent charge), besides Mr. Raj Pal Tyagi and Mr. Subhash Pandey as Cabinet Ministers on the recommendation of U.P. Chief Minister, Ms. Mayawati. The oath taking ceremony was conducted by the Cabinet Secretary Mr. Shashank Shekhar Singh. On this occasion, the Assembly Speaker Mr. Sukhdev Rajbhar, several Cabinet Ministers, MLAs, MPs were present including the Chief Secretary Mr. P.K. Mishra, Principal Secretary to Governor Mr. G.B. Patnaik and senior officers. *******
C.M. requests PM to include Lonia, Nonia and Lonia-Chauhan castes in the list of scheduled castes
Lucknow : April 30, 2008 The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Ms. Mayawati has requested the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh to include Lonia, Nonia and Lonia-Chauhan castes in the list of scheduled castes. She has written a letter in this regard to the P.M. She has demanded that requisite amendments should be made in the Constitution, so that these castes could also be benefited and their socio-economic and educational levels could be elevated. She said that these castes were eligible for their inclusion in the SC list. In her letter, Ms. Mayawati said that even after the 60 years of independence, the socio-economic and educational condition of these castes had not improved so that they could be brought to the mainstream of the society and make their contribution. She said that these castes should be included in the SC list by adopting the necessary procedure. Besides, she has also requested that their number should also be considered while including them in the aforesaid list, so that the percentage of the quota of the SC could be increased in that proportion by amending the Constitution. This would ensure that there was no pruning in the current benefits of the SC and these castes also got the benefits. It may be recalled that the Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati had requested the Prime Minister by writing a letter on March 4 last that 12 castes of the backward classes should be included in the SC list. These included, Kahar, Kashyap, Kewat, Mallah, Nishad, Kumhar, Prajapati, Dheewar, Bind, Bhar, Rajbhar, Dheemar, Batham, Turaha, Gond, Majhi and Machhua castes. The Chief Minister has requested an early action on the proposal send by the State Government. ******
Lucknow :April 30, 2008 In compliance of the directives given by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati during the law and order and development works review meeting held on April 24 last, the State Government has issued the necessary Government Order (G.O.) Through this G.O. effective implementation of development works and law and order would be ensured. According to the G.O. issued by the Chief Secretary Mr. Prashant Kumar Mishra, the Principal Secretaries/Secretaries, D.G.P., Divisional Commissioners and D.M.s have been given explicit orders that the policies and programmes of the government should be implemented effectively so that the needy could be benefited to a larger extent. There should be no slackness in registering F.I.R.s. Besides, there should be no laxity in the implementation of development works and maintenance of law and order, else the guilty would not be spared at any cost. According to the G.O., the officers should remain present between 10 a.m. and 12 noon in their respective offices barring holidays, so that the problems of the people could be disposed off at the earliest. Although these orders had been issued previously, but still the government was receiving complaints that it was not being strictly adhered to in some districts. According to the G.O. teams from the headquarters would be sent to conduct surprise checks and if any laxity in it was detected then stringent action would be initiated against the guilty. The G.O. further states that the officers of the police and administration should maintain better co-ordination to ensure peace arrangements in their areas. The S.O.s should not pressurise the aggrieved party to go for compromise, neither any action should be initiated against the same under sections 107, 116 and 151 of C.R.P.C. The complaints related to the exploitation of SC/ST should be investigated speedily and if the complaint is found correct, then only case should be registered under the SC/ST Act. Besides, review meetings regarding the terrorist activities should be compulsorily held at the district and divisional levels. The G.O. further states that the officers should accord proper respect to the people’s representatives. Besides, they should initiate strict action against the white collared criminals, mafias and notorious criminals under the Gangster Act. The officers have been asked to reach the incident site without delay if any untoward happening occurs in their respective district, and initiate proper action. Besides, the media should also be informed with real facts, so that the people get the real picture of the incident. In the Government Order, directives have also been issued for organising Thana Diwas every saturday, to redress the people’s complaints in every police station. During thana diwas, all the revenue employees of the revenue villages falling under the concerning police station, police inspector and sub-inspectors, employees of development and electricity departments will remain present compulsorily. Whether the Thana Diwas is being organised on scheduled time or not? The concerning Police Superintendent (rural) /A.S.P. will have to verify at least two police station areas. Besides, D.M./S.P. have been directed for checking at least one police station. For tackling the problem of naxalism, activities should be under taken regarding the economic, social and law and order aspect. It is the need of the hour that the poor people residing in naxal affected areas should join the mainstream of the society. Action in this regard is needed on priority basis. Full attention should be paid for providing maximum benefits of government facilities to the weaker sections of the society. Besides, pension, scholarships to SC/ST, backward, minorities and other eligible people should be provided timely. The Government Order further states that the remaining agricultural land in districts should be allotted to the eligible on priority basis. Besides, if some land is still available, then it should be distributed among the eligible persons. If strongmen have encroached upon the pattas given to the dalits and poor, then effective action should be taken for freeing the pattas from their possession. It should also be ensured that the poor people of Sarva Samaj benefit from the decisions of the government. The Chief Secretary has directed to ensure the availability of electricity without hindrance as per roster in the urban and rural areas. Special attention should be paid for effectively checking on power theft and also on drinking water, health, NAREGA and other welfare programmes. Incidents of theft, dacoity, murder, crimes and rape should be effectively controlled. Small incidents concerning with law and order and communalism should be taken seriously, so that they do not aggravate into a major incident in future. Special attention should be paid regarding the security of the statues of saints, gurus and great persons so that anti-social elements do not cause any harm to these. District Magistrate, Commissioner and the district and divisional level officers of other departments have been directed for making spot verification of development works. Similarly, the S.P. and S.S.P.s have been instructed to monitor the law and order situation in their area. Besides, 10 teams have been constituted for reviewing the police and administrative works of 18 divisions. All the divisional in-charge will visit their respective divisions till the 20th of every month without fail. The Government Order also directs the officers to discharge their duties honestly and with commitment, keeping in view the policy of Sarvajan Hitai, Sarvajan Sukhai so as to provide the people a development oriented system devoid of injustice, crime, fear and corruption. *********
All Hajis will be allowed to bring Aab-e-Jamjam
Lucknow : April 30, 2008 The distribution of the application forms for the Haj pilgrims would begin from tomorrow (May 01, 2008). Now, the applicants would not be required to submit draft, instead they would have to deposit the necessary amount in the account of Central Haj Committee in the branches of the State Bank of India. The Hajis would be allowed to bring 10 litre cans with them this time. These decisions were taken at a meeting of the State Haj Committee held at the guest house of the PWD here today. The meeting was presided over by the State Public Works and Irrigation Minister and Chairman of the Committee, Mr. Nasimuddin Siddiqui. Keeping the district-wise population of the Muslims in mind, the Hajis would be selected on the basis of proportion. Besides, efforts were being made to provide information regarding the places of stay of the Hajis in the Saudi Arab through internet. The Hajis would get the information of their stay in India itself. The Chairman of the Haj Committee suggested that discussions should be held with the senior officers of the bank, so that separate counters for the Hajis could be set up in the branches of SBI. Expressing his dissatisfaction over the working of the Khadimul-Hujjaj, he said that the same should be given proper training, so that they could provide better services to the Hajis and they should also be kept under vigil in the Saudi Arab. The Minister of State for minorities welfare and Haj (Independent charge) Mr. Anees Ahmad Khan alias Phoolbabu expected from the employees and Khadimul-Hujjaj that they should discharge their duties with missionary zeal and and a feeling of service. He suggested the members and officers of Haj committee that they should remain present at Haj House and airport during the take-off of Hajis, so that the problems pertaining to Hajis coming in the way could be solved on the spot. The Minister for Science and Technology and the senior member of the Haj committee Mr. Abdul Mannan and another member Maulana Saif Abbas Naqvi suggested that the rates of food in hotels at Haj House Premises should be fixed during the Haj and rate boards should be fixed at all hotels compulsorily. Likewise, the rates for coolies carrying the belongings should also be fixed, so that the Haj travellers and their associates could not be exploited. The Secretary, State Haj Committee Mr. Laik Ahmad said that the action plan of U.P. State Haj Committee regarding the Haj was appreciated in the meeting of Central Haj Committee held few days ago and it was expected from the other States that they should also prepare their action plan on the same basis. It was decided in the meeting held today that a meeting of other states’ Haj Committee members should be organised to consider for providing the maximum facilities to the Hajis. In the meeting the income and expenditure of State Haj Committee for the year of 2007-08 was approved and the estimated income and expenditure for the year of 2008-09 was discussed. On this occasion, the senior member of State Haj Committee and Media Advisor to C.M. Mr. Zameel Akhtar, members Mr. Raees Ahmad, Hafiz Usman, Secretary State Haj Committee Mr. Laik Ahmad, Assistant Secretary Mr. Javed Ahmad and Haj Officer Mr. Tanveer Ahmad were present. *********