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Modi Govt Desires To Remove Cong Prez From Jallianwala BaghTrust :LS

[New Delhi]Modi Govt Desires To Remove Cong Prez From Jallianwala Bagh
A bill which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to make the body “apolitical” was introduced in Lok Sabha on Monday amid opposition by the Congress.
The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill, moved by Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel states that it seeks to “delete” the mention of ‘President of the Indian National Congress’ as a trustee
A similar bill was brought by the previous government but it could not get parliamentary nod and lapsed.
Opposing the bill, Shashi Tharoor (Cong) said his party is opposed to the bill as it it is a “denial of heritage of the country”.
Hitting back, Patel said for the last 40-50 years, the Congress did nothing for the memorial. He said he would give a detailed response once the bill comes up for consideration and passage.
The amendment bill also paves way for the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha to be a member of the trust. As of now, only Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha is a member of the trust.
The amendment bill also confers power to the central government to terminate the term of a nominated trustee before the expiry of the term without assigning any reason.
As of now, the trust which manages the memorial, has the Prime Minister as the chairperson, President of Indian National Congress, Culture Minister, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Punjab governor, Punjab CM as its members.
Virendra Kataria, Ambika Soni and Harvendra Singh Hanspal are nominated trustees appointed in 2013 for five years, according to the Culture Ministry website.
Jallianwala Bagh memorial was established in 1951 by the central government to mark the massacre of unarmed people on April 13, 1919 by the British Indian Army under the command of Col Reginald Dyer.

Cong Whips Its MPs to be Present at Lok Sabha

[New Delhi] Cong Whips Its MPs to be Present at Lok Sabha
The Congress has issued a whip to all its members in the Lok Sabha for their compulsory presence in the Lower House throughout the week from Monday.
Congress has asked all its party MPs in the Lok Sabha to be present during the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s address and the discussion on the interim budget.
Congress’ chief whip in the Lok Sabha, Jyotiraditya Scindia, has asked the members to be present from Monday to Friday this week.

Center Introduces Its Game Changer Bill Of New Quota in Lok Sabha

[New Delhi]Center Introduces Its Game Changer Bill Of New Quota in Lok Sabha .Speaker has Announced debate at 2 pm.
This Bill in Winter Season is expected to change the temprature of Political parties in the House.
The Government on Tuesday introduced a Bill in Lok Sabha for 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically backward section in the general category.
The Bill, approved by the Union Cabinet on Monday, was brought in on the last day of the Winter Session of Lok Sabha.
Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot introduced the Bill in the House amid protests by Samajwadi Party.

Nirmala Shows Jawala To Rahul Gandhi For Insulting Modi On Rafale

[New Delhi]Nirmala Shows Jawala To Rahul Gandhi For Insulting Modi On Rafale
There were heated scenes in the Lok Sabha as Defence Minister Smt Nirmala Sitharaman accused the Congress and its president Rahul Gandhi of insulting her and Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“Nobody has a right to call me or the prime minister a thief and a liar,” said a visibly angry Sitharaman, whom speaker Sumitra Mahajan tried to calm down.
The defence minister was responding to Gandhi who said that he wanted to speak as his name was taken by Sitharaman during her reply to a debate on Rafale deal.
Referring to Gandhi’s conversation with former French president Franois Hollande, Minister said the Congress chief had quoted him without any proof.
While clarifying his conversation with Hollande, Gandhi said the former French president had said that the price was not part of the contract and he could say that publicly.
He further claimed Hollande himself had stated that the name of businessman Anil Ambani was given to him by Modi and Government of India.
Gandhi wanted to know why Sitharaman did not take the name of Ambani who was chosen as the major offset beneficiary and why the price of aircraft went up to Rs 1,600 crore.
He questioned why the number of aircrafts to be purchased were reduced to 36 and why Prime Minister Narendra Modi bypassed the defence establishment to change the deal.
Sitharaman said that the NDA got a better deal then what was being negotiated by the UPA government.
On the offset partners, she said it was not a part of negotiations and the government was not involved in their selection .
The minister said she regretted that when the prime minister spoke, the Congress called him a liar.
“We all come from normal background…I come from a middle class. The prime minister comes from a humble background. The prime minister’s name is untarnished, he is not corrupt. I have my honour intact,” she said, adding “you can not insult us the way you want”.

Ruckus Gets Sinked 24 AIADMK Parliamentarians

[New Delhi] Continued Ruckus Gets Sinked 24 AIADMK Parliamentarians
As many as 24 AIADMK members were suspended by Lok Sabha speaker Sumitra Mahajan Wednesday for the next five consecutive sittings for protesting and creating ruckus continuously in the House over the Cauvery issue.
Soon after the House reconvened after adjournment, AIADMK members trooped into the Well with placards and some flinging torn pieces of papers towards the table where Lok Sabha secretariat officials sit during proceedings.
A visibly peeved Mahajan suspended 24 members of AIADMK under rule 374 (A) that allows Lok Sabha speaker to suspend members in the event of grave disorder occasioned by a member coming into the Well of the House or abusing the rules of the House, among other things.
The Members suspended included K Ashok Kumar, R K Bharathi Mohan, M Chandrakasi, Jayakumar Jayavardhan, K Parasuraman, Dr K Kamraj, P Kumar, M Vasanti, C Mahendram, K Margatham and P Nagarajan
The AIADMK has 37 members in Lok Sabha.
Earlier, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu ordered members of AIDMK and DMK to leave the House for the day when they continued to protest in the Well over the Cauvery issue.

Congress Free “Jallianwala Bagh Memorial” Bill Moved In Lok Sabha

[New Delhi]Congress Free “Jallianwala Bagh Memorial” Bill Moved In Lok Sabha
Jallianwala Bagh memorial was established in 1951 by the central government to mark the massacre of unarmed people on April 13, 1919 by the British Indian Army under the command of Col. Reginald Dyer
A bill which seeks to remove the Congress president as a permanent member in a trust that runs the Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial to make the body “apolitical” was introduced in the Lok Sabha Friday
The Jallianwala Bagh National Memorial (amendment) Bill, moved by Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma states that it seeks to “delete” the mention of ‘President of the Indian National Congress’ as a trustee.
The amendment bill also paves way for the leader of the single largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha to be a member of the trust. As of now, only Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha is a member of the trust.
The present Lok Sabha has no leader of the Opposition.
The amendment bill also confers power to the central government to terminate the term of a nominated trustee before the expiry of the term without assigning any reason.
As of now, the trust which manages the memorial, has the Prime Minister as the chairperson, President of Indian National Congress, Culture Minister, Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Punjab governor, Punjab CM as its members.
Virendra Kataria, Ambika Soni and Harvendra Singh Hanspal are nominated trustees appointed in 2013 for five years, according to the Culture Ministry website.

Anti Graft Bill Not,Repeat Not, Passed Even After 5 Yrs In LS

[New Delhi] Anti Graft Bill Not,Repeat Not, Passed In Lok Sabha
Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkiah Naidu today corrected the House records to state that a Bill to amend the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, that was taken up yesterday, has not been passed by the Lok Sabha yet.
This happened after Sukhendu Shekhar Roy (TMC) raised the issue through a point of order, saying Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman P J Kurien should recall his statement of yesterday that the Bill he has allowed the minister to move has been passed by the Lok Sabha and transmitted to this House.
Roy said the Bill was brought to the Rajya Sabha on August 19, 2013 and was referred to a parliamentary standing committee for scrutiny.
The panel submitted its report a year later but the legislation was referred to a Select Committee of Rajya Sabha, which submitted its report on August 11, 2016, he said, adding the government brought the Bill to the House on April 4, 2018.
The bill was not passed by Lok Sabha.
Roy said the order passed by the Chair yesterday was under wrong premise and he should recall it.

3666 Complaints Of Corruption Against Officials Still Need Disposal

[New Delhi] 3666 Complaints Of Corruption Against Officials Still Need Disposal
Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that Over 26,052 complaints were received against government officers, including senior officials, last year, Of these, 22,386 complaints were disposed.
A total of 51,207 and 32,149 such complaints were received in 2016 and 2015 respectively. Of these, 48,764 and 30,789 were disposed in 2016 and 2015
Earlier Minister Jitendra Singh informed that 121806 Grievances are also Unredressed ,
The personnel ministry does not maintain and consolidated data on the number of cases pertaining to the charges of disproportionate assets against top officials of the Union government.
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Law Violator 5K NGOs Barred From Receiving Foreign Funding

[New Delhi] Law Violator 5K NGOs Barred From Receiving Foreign Funding
Nearly 5,000 NGOs were barred by the government from receiving foreign funding after cancellation of their licences since April 2017,
Union minister of state for home Kiren Rijiju said in Lok Sabha that the registration of the NGOs under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act was cancelled after they were found to be violating the laws.
Rijiju said one time opportunity to upload pending annual returns from 2010-11 onwards without depositing any penalty was provided to all the defaulting NGOs from May 14, 2017 to June 15, 2017.
Replying to another question, the minister said during the last five financial years, Directorate of Enforcement has registered cases against 2,745 companies under the provisions of Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999, out of which 537 cases have been closed and 183 show cause notices have been issued.
Cases against 289 companies have also been registered under the provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA), 2002,

Parliament’s Both Houses Distrupted for 11th Day

[New Delhi] Parliament’s Both Houses Distrupted for 11th Day
RS & LS disrupted for 11th day as protests continue
The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha proceedings were disrupted for the 11th day today as the TDP, YSR Congress, TRS and AIADMK continued their noisy protests over various issues, including the banking scam and special status for Andhra Pradesh.
As soon as Speaker Sumitra Mahajan and V Naidu took up the Question Hour in their own respective houses members from various parties trooped into the Well holding placards.
While members from the TDP, YSR Congress, TRS and AIADMK were in the Well raising slogans and holding placards, MPs from the TMC and Congress were seen standing at their seats.
As the protests continued, the Houses were adjourned RSTill20thMarch
Since March 5, when Parliament had reassembled for the budget session after recess, the Lok Sabha has seen disruptions on a daily basis.
Amid noisy protests, the House had passed the Finance Bill and the appropriation bills last week without any discussion.