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LUCKNOW: A well-equipped special security force is to be constituted
now to protect the Mayawati Government’s monuments, parks, statues and
memorials erected in memory of SC/ST icons in Lucknow and Gautam Buddha
Nagar (Noida). A Bill to this effect, titled State Special Zone Security
Force Bill, 2010, was tabled in the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha on by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Lalji Verma.
The “special zone” in the Bill has been defined as areas where the
memorials, parks and statues have been erected by the State Government.
1. Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal (Centre for
Social Change), Lucknow;
2. Dr. Ambedkar Vihar, Lucknow;
3. Samta Mulak Chauraha and Ambedkar
Chauraha: Having two roundabouts and 2 crossings at Samtamulak
Chauraha; statues of SC/ST icons to be installed
Parivartan Prateek Sthal, Lucknow;
4. Kanshi Ram Smarak Sthal
5. 13 Mall Avenue, Lucknow;
6. Manyavar Kanshi Ram
Eco Garden, Lucknow;
7. Ramabai Ambedkar Maidan, Lucknow;
Buddha Samta Moolak Sthal, Gautam Buddha Nagar;
9. Buddha Vihar Shanti
Buddha Shanti Upwan Area: 18
acre at Kanpur Road which cost Rs 15.15 crores.
10. Smriti Upvan, Lucknow.
The Director-General of UP Police will be the director-general of the
security force and the appointment of the members of the force will be
overseen by the D-G.
One battalion of the security force comprising 1,000 personnel would
be constituted in the first phase. An estimated annual expenditure of
Rs.14 crore from the State Contingency Fund would be incurred on the
constitution of the security force. Indian Police Service and Provincial
Police Service officers would be appointed as security officers of the
force which would also have subordinate officers, under-officers and
members. Under-officers will be known as “rakshak”. Outlining the
objective of constituting the security force, the Bill states that the
areas where the memorials, parks and other monuments are situated should
be declared a special zone, and a well-equipped force be constituted
for ensuring their security.
March 15, 1934 - October 9, 2006
Kanshi Ram is a popular leader of the Bahujan Samaj Party. He was born
in 1934 as a Raedasi Sikh, a community
of Punjabi Chamars converted to Sikhism. His father was half-literate,
but he managed to educate all his four daughters and three sons. Kanshi
Ram, the eldest, is the only graduate in his family. He faced no overt
discrimination on the base of his caste.
Later, he was introduced to the
political ideas of Ambedkar. He
decided to organise the people of backward classes. In 1971, Kanshi Ram
and his colleagues established the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes,
Other Backward Classes and Minorities Employees Welfare Association. In
1973, he established All India Backward and Minority Employees
In 1981, Kanshi Ram took the plunge and
formed the Bahujan Samaj
Party. He led the party to success in many elections.
“Many states failed to
implement SC/ST Act”
It has been 20 years since the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
(Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 came into force but
states in the country, including Tamil Nadu have failed to
the Act, said Suresh Mane, national general secretary,
The Hindu in Madurai
recently, Mr. Mane cited
reasons for the non-implementation of the Act.
exists lacunae on many fronts, right from conducting the
by a competent authority till the setting up a Special
should have a nodal officer to look into its
of this has been done.”He was in the city to
workshop on Social Transformation Strategy and the
general conviction rate under the Indian Penal Code is 45 per cent
the conviction rate under SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act,
is less than 15 per cent, this showed that this Act which was a
for legal empowerment of SC/STs, lacked resources for its
he said. In the case of Tamil Nadu, The National
Scheduled Castes, Vice Chairman, N.M. Kamble had
this at a
every State in the country was
trying to divide SC/STs in
the name of reservation, he said that it
was against the Constitution
case in Tamil Nadu, he questioned whether the
could provide a special quota in the case of
Other Backward Classes and Most Backward Classes.
15, BSP would be celebrating its Silver Jubilee
function at Ramabai Ambedkar
Ground in Lucknow and 250
from Tamil Nadu would be
participating, he said. On the
documentary film on Kanshi Ram
would be released by the BSP
and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
Mayawati, he said.
As part of
the nation-wide membership drive which started on January16, Ms.
Mayawati would be visiting southern states during April or May.
Press Information Bureau
Information and Public Relations Department,
Government orders inquiry on complaint
engineer posted in Etawah against MLA
Principal Secretary for
irrigation to hold inquiry
Lucknow: 21 February 2010
Uttar Pradesh Government has directed to inform it
with all the facts with regard to the complaint against the
executive engineer posted in tube-well department in Etawah.
into this case has been given to Principal Secretary for
Mr. K.S. Atoria.
Giving this information the government
here today that the government had taken the
case seriously and
ordered an inquiry into it, on getting the
information through some
newspapers and electronic media regarding the
against MLA by executive engineer, tube-well
posted in district
The spokesman said that
Principal Secretary, irrigation had been
directed to collect complete
information regarding all facts by the
concerning executive engineer
immediately and give the report, so
that the state government could take action
after taking proper
decision in this case.
government spokesman said that the undue and improper
any person on the officers and employees of the state
during discharging their duties would not be tolerated. He
said that if
the complaint was found correct from the facts after the
then effective and proper action would be taken against the
Rural Development Commissioner and other
participated in workshop organised at Jhansi
20 February 2010
The spokesman of U.P. Government said
here today that news has been
published in some newspapers that senior
officers of the state government were not
participating in the workshop
organised in Jhansi on Feb 20, 2010 by Union
Rural Development Department with regard to the development of
area. He said that in the news it has been said by Union Minister of
rural development that the Chief Secretary was not participating in the
due to his busy schedule and state government’s Principal Secretary for
development was not taking part in the workshop owing to flower
organised in Lucknow today.
connection, the spokesman of the state government has made it clear,
Chief Secretary neither had been invited in writing nor orally.
was not possible for the Chief Secretary to
participate in the workshop. So far as the
question of participation of
Principal Secretary, rural development was concerned,
in this connection had already been given to the Central Government.
that Principal Secretary Rural Development was also looking after the
of horticulture and food processing department as Principal
Secretary and the state
level fruit, vegetable and flower exhibition
had been organised on 20 and 21
February this year like every year with the
sanction of the Governor according to the
spokesman said that presence of Principal Secretary, Rural Development
essential keeping in view the arrangement of state fruit, vegetable and
exhibition and the august presence of the Governor. He said that in view
this important programme, request had been made from the Union
Ministry of Rural
Development to organise the workshop on any
other date, so that Principal
Secretary could also participate in the
The spokesman said that Rural Development
Ministry of Union Government
had not accepted the request of the state
government. Despite of it, Rural
Development Commissioner Mr. Sanjeev Kumar
and Special Secretary Mr. B.L.
Agarwal had been sent to participate in the
workshop as the representatives of
Principal Secretary for rural development.
He said that the state government had
ensured all arrangements timely
to make this programme completely successful and
get the full
cooperation of union government. The officers of the state government
several times with the senior officers of the Central Government
this programme, the spokesman added.
Special drive from February 22, 2010
adulteration on directives of C.M.
Lucknow: 20 February 2010
of coming Holi festival, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister
has directed to launch regular/special drive from February
22, 2010 to
March 08, 2010 to prevent the production and selling of
milk and milk products, ghee, edible oil etc. This
been taken in the public interest to check the possibility of
and selling of adulterated milk and milk products in view of the
demand and consumption on the occasion of the festival.
directives issued to commissioners and district magistrates of
by the Food and Drug Administration Department, it has been
SDM nominated by City Magistrate/District Magistrate would be
nodal officer for launching special drive in each district. City
and concerning SDMs have been assigned the responsibility for
drive in urban and rural areas respectively. A joint team
chief food inspector and food inspectors including executive
and police officers constituted by nodal officer will take the
raids and inspection.
According to directives, it has been said
that food items and storage
units should be inspected especially during
the drive. The raw material for
the preparation of food items and its
source, besides the storage and
receipts should be checked during the
inspection of these units, so that
genuineness could be ensured. In the serious
cases of adulteration, legal
action should be ensured under the relevant
sections of IPC, besides
Khadya Upmishran Nivaran Adhiniyam 1954.
It has been
expected from Commissioners and District Magistrates
should send the detail of action on fixed format on daily basis and
sent it to
fax number 0522-2258102 at FDA control room set up in Food
Administration Headquarter. District Magistrates have been
review the progress of special drive on every Saturday. The
will review the action taken in the districts on March 09,
they will send their reports to Commissioner, Food and Drug
mentioning remarkable achievements clearly. The slack and
officers during the drive would be identified and recommendations
disciplinary action against them would be sent to the government.
C.M. reviews conclusions of Principal
Secretaries and Commissioners meeting
19 February 2010
The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms.
Mayawati has directed for
electrification in Dr. Ambedkar villages,
completion of sodium light and
clean drinking water supply works, besides,
cent per cent distribution of
residential and agriculture land pattas. She
has also directed to complete
all works of Dr. Ambedkar Gram Sabha
Development Scheme by the end
of this financial year. Directing to ensure
full transparency and quality in
the works of link road, C.C. roads, K.C.
drains, construction of Kharanjas
and drains etc, she said that a team would
be send by the Government to
verify these works and if any complaint would
be found then
responsibility of concerning officers would
be fixed. She said that an
effective policy should be made for the
maintenance of infrastructure
facilities in rural areas to be developed in
next 20-25 years.
The Chief Minister directed for launching
intensive drive to prevent
the sale of adulterated food items during
Holi festival. She said that
stringent action should be taken against the
sellers of adulterated milk
products, ghee, khoya etc. She suggested to
set-up a control room at the
food and drugs administration directorate to
inform about adulterated
food items. She also directed for taking
effective action on the complaints
received at control room.
gave these directives when the Cabinet Secretary Mr.
Shekhar Singh, Chief Secretary Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta and
Cabinet Secretaries Mr. Vijay Shankar Pandey and Mr. Netram
with the conclusions of review meeting of Principal
of all departments, Secretaries and Commissioners. She said
development works should be completed timely and any slackness in
would not be tolerated. She directed to launch drive for arrear
realisation and completion of all formalities for land arrangement
residences to be built this year for eligible selected beneficiaries
Manyawar Shri Kanshiramji Shahri Awas Yojna. She said that
scheme, construction of the new houses should be started
month of April.
The Chief Minister directed the officers to
remain present and
dispose off the people’s problems received in
Tehsil and Thana Diwas.
Expressing displeasure over the pending cases
department, she directed to dispose these
cases in maximum one year.
She said that in the villages where
consolidation work is going on, should
be examined by the first week of
March. She directed to ensure the
disposal with regard to the publication of
section-52 after examining it
directed for handing over the possession on the
SC/ST and poor in Tarai areas of the state. She directed for the
of available amount under MNREGA scheme. She directed for
of drinking water supply schemes and making of cards under
directed for effective implementation of SC/ST reservation
contracts of government departments. She directed to speed up
realisation of electricity arrears and take stringent action against big
besides arrangement of land for construction/up-gradation of
stations and sub-stations with a view to making improvement
electricity supply in rural areas. She directed for making arrangements
water for irrigation, energisation of tube-wells and completion
electricity work in primary schools. She also directed for making
arrangements for fertilizers’ supply and advance storage of
availability for the next year.
Directing for effective implementation of
Forest Rights Act, Ms.
Mayawati said that distribution of pattas
work should be completed and
land bank for making arrangement of land for
tree plantation. She
directed for effective implementation of
Savitri Bai Phule Shiksha Madad
Yojna and assigned the responsibility to
district magistrate and
commissioners for peaceful and fair
examination of high school and
Minister directed for making necessary arrangements to
problem of drinking water. She directed to solve the problem of
city. She directed for effective implementation of Sarvajan Hitai
Garib Makan (slum area) Malikana Haq Yojna. She also directed
effective implementation of the schemes running for making
in the quality of education of minorities living in Tarai
trade tax for exporters
With a view to boosting exports from Uttar Pradesh, the Mayawati
announced a major tax incentive - a full waiver of trade
Chief Minister Mayawati described the
Railway Budget as a disappointment for the people of Uttar Pradesh and
said the state has received a “step-motherly treatment”.
issued by the state’s Public Information department said the Budget has
paid special attention to West Bengal and Mumbai. Tourist spots, places
of religious importance and big cities in Uttar Pradesh have been
ignored, it added.
Budget does not reflect any concern for the aam aadmi and has not said
anything about filling up the backlog quota meant for SCs and STs.
Moreover, several projects are still incomplete.
also said that though the UPA government has made announcements to
construct new railway tracks between Amethi-Shahganj, Amethi-Sultanpur
and Sambhal-Gajraula, other parts of the state have been ignored. The
release termed the UPA government’s slogan Sasti Rail and Sukhad Yatra
as an eyewash. Mayawati alleged that the Budget lacks focus on the
safety aspect of passengers.
Neha Dhupia observes and emulates UP CM
Mayawati’s speech and manner
for her next role in her next
film, With Love To Obama, Neha Dhupia’s character Munni
has a very distinct accent and manner of speaking, which is exactly
like the UP chief minister Mayawati.
Neha Dhupia on the sets of With Love, To Obama Sounding like Maya Neha will be seen in a non-glamorous role
for the first time. It was
director Subhash Kapoor decision to have Munni sound like Mayawati.
And to prepare for the part, the actress was made to watch Mayawati’s
speeches and interviews on the Internet. She spent quite a lot of time
studying her personality and her manner.
In character the actress
confirms, “Yes I did study how Mayawati speaks, her style
and accent to deliver my dialouges. But my look isn’t based on
Mayawati! I watched a couple of interviews of hers and some speeches
on YouTube. It took me a while to get it right.”
She adds that apart from the accent, she also worked on the body
language of Munni. “She is, by far, the most experimental character I
have played. She is brave, strong, earthy and a very strong woman in a
big, bad world full of men. I worked on my accent, body language and
look. Thanks to my director, we cracked this one. I have never been
this extensively prepared and nervous before getting into character
for a film.”
SC/STs protest demanding land for cremation
Feb 24, DHNS:
Gram Panchayat witnessed a unique protest by SC/ST members on
The SC/STs, gheraoed the Panchayat
a site to cremate the body of a SC woman who died on
Tensed moments prevailed in the Panchayat premises when the
SC/STs made arrangements to cremate the woman’s body right
of the Panchayat building in Malavur.
The protesters said they
lost their crematorium in Ambedkar Nagar when
acre of land
in the area was acquired for the Bajpe airport a
since then they were depending on private land
neighbourhood for last rites.
“There are about 50 families of SC/STs in
Ambedkar Nagar, which have
no facility to cremate in case
of deaths. We have been demanding some
space for the purpose for the
past five years, but the urge has fallen
on deaf ears,” the
“During a meeting on January 16, the
authorities had assured that we
would be allotted a site for
crematorium within 10 days, but nothing
has happened so far. Gulabi, a
45-year-old cancer patient died on
Tuesday but the family could not
cremate the body since there was no
space. We had no other option
than deciding to cremate the body in
front of the Gram Panchayat
building,” said a SC leader.
The protesters had prepared for
the last rites, arranging firewood,
flowers and other materials.
However, learning about the incident,
Mangalore Tahsildar Ravichandra
Naik arrived on the spot, only to be
gheraoed by the protesters.
Tahsildar promised the protesters that he would show a site for
within half-an-hour and began searching some government
land in the
area. The search went on till 2.30 pm but in vein. The
could not find any vacant government land, which further
Tahsildar said he had negotiated with
the owner of a
private land in the area to allow the SC/STs
observe the last rites
for the dead in a portion of his land until a
solution is drawn to
their problem. The body of Gulabi was
in the private land
identified by the Tahsildar in the afternoon.
on March 10
Deccan Herald, Naik said a survey will
be conducted in
Ambedkar Nagar on March 10 to find out
is any land
available for the cremation.]
We hope that at least 10 cents of vacant
be identified after the survey,” he said.
Maya govt hikes allocation for Ambedkar
Tue, Feb 23 06:17 AM
Renewing the focus on Dalits once again, the Mayawati government has
raised the amount to be spent for providing basic facilities in
Dalit-dominated villages under the Dr Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas Yojna
from Rs 40 lakh to Rs 50 lakh.
The amount can even be raised to Rs 70 lakh on the recommendation made
by the district magistrates and divisional commissioners, depending
upon the requirement of work.
In the upcoming financial year, as many as 2,224 villages will be
developed as Ambedkar villages and provided amenities like roads,
drains, toilets, power, drinking water, health facilities and houses.
According to officials, the development fund had been raised so that
roads can be constructed to connect the hamlets with the main village.
Balvinder Kumar, Principal Secretary of Ambedkar Gram Sabha Vikas
department, said: “Rural Engineering Services and Public Works
Department have been directed to survey the selected villages and send
their estimates by March 15 so that funds can be released on time and
the development work can begin from April 1.”
A minimum of 15 villages in every district which were covered by the
scheme in 1995-96 and 1997-98 have been selected once again to be
developed under the new guidelines of the scheme.
“These villages lack amenities like cement-concrete roads and drains
for which there is a provision in the new guidelines,” said Kumar. The
funds received from the Central government under the National Rural
Employment Guarantee Act will also be used to develop the Ambedkar