Thursday, March 31, 2011

894 cr power arrears due from Govt Deptts

Though Government is leaving no stone unturned to recover power dues from the common consumers of the electricity across the State yet the power arrears due from its various Departments, Corporations and Statutory Bodies have gone up to whopping Rs 894 crore and no mechanism has been worked out to clear this liability and prevent piling of arrears in future. Official figures provided in the Legislative Assembly by the Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah, who is also the Minister Incharge Power, revealed that power arrears to the tune of Rs 894 crore are due from the Government departments, Corporations and Statutory Bodies till ending February, 2011.

Of this whopping amount, Rs 311.58 crore arrears are outstanding against Government departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Army and other security forces in Kashmir valley and Rs 567.79 crore arrears are due from Government departments in Jammu region.

In Jammu division, Public Health Engineering Department is on the top of list of defaulting departments with its power arrears at Rs 315.41 crore followed by Relief Department, whose power arrears have been calculated at Rs 84.01 crore.

The Lift Irrigation, which is having Rs 44.93 crore outstanding against the Power Development Department, is the third major defaulter followed by the Municipal Committees, Notified Area Committees and Town Area Committees, which together have to pay Rs 41.22 crore arrears to the Power Development Department.

Among the Departments, which have more than Rs 10 crore outstanding against them as arrears include Medical Education Department (Rs 17.91 crore) and Estates Department (Rs 11.34 crore) while as the Department whose arrears are over Rs one crore include Police Department (Rs 6.24 crore), Education Department (Rs 8.28 crore), Director General Prisons (Rs 2.23 crore), Agriculture (Rs 2.59 crore), Forests (Rs 2.32 crore), Excise and Taxation (Rs 1.36 crore), Revenue Department Rs 2.47 crore), Rural Development Department (Rs 1.17 crore), Tourism (Rs 1.62 crore), Animal Husbandry (Rs 2.87 crore), Judicial (Rs 1.8 crore), JDA/UDA (Rs 2.48 crore) and Floriculture (Rs 2.19 crore).

Interestingly, Power Development Department is also in the list of defaulting departments with its arrears having been worked out at Rs 1.58 crore.

In Kashmir Division, Irrigation and Flood Control Department is on the top of list with its arrears having been piled up to Rs 173 crore followed by Public Health Engineering Department with Rs 28.54 crore arrears. The Health Department is at third place in the list of such departments with its arrears at Rs 21.13 crore.

The power arrears due from Army/ BSF and other security forces have been worked out at Rs 7.9 crore arrears, Hospitality and Protocol (Rs 13.74 crore arrears), Police Department (Rs 9.85 crore), Revenue Department (Rs 3.13 crore) and Tourism (Rs 2.94 crore) etc.

Notwithstanding such huge power arrears due from different departments, no mechanism has so far been evolved by the Government to clear the same once for all and ensure regular charging of power tariff from the Departments, Corporations and Statutory Bodies like common consumers.

What to talk of Government departments, even arrears are pending against the houses occupied by the Ministers from time to time despite the fact that a total of 1917364 KWH electricity was consumed in their bungalows till December 2010 during the current financial year.

Though 66742 connections, mostly of common masses were metered till ending December 2010 during the current financial year yet the Power Development Department didn’t pay any attention towards the bungalows of Ministers, which have not been fully metered so far thereby indicating that Power Development Department is only interested in metering the connections of common masses and realizing tariff from them by all possible means.

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

NYTimes to charging its web content

New York Times will begin charging its web content

Over $ 15 to enter to your page

 The New York Times said it will start to cash this month for access to its website and by the United States use in applications for mobile phones and computers "tablet."

As of March 28, users must pay a minimum of $ 15 for access to the website and application usage.

Subscribers to the print edition will still have unlimited access to the website and applications. The other will see 20 items per month free on the net and see the section "Top News" on applications.

Newspapers try to increase the profits from digital products and Internet advertisements that, although they have grown, not compensate for the loss of the printed editions.

A similar system will be operational on Thursday in Canada, which will serve as a laboratory for strategy.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011

103 legislators are defaulters

Twenty-four sitting and former Legislators including Speaker of Legislative Assembly are among 103 defaulters of Estates Department while as an amount of over Rs 10 lakh is outstanding against 31 occupants of Estates accommodation including Member Parliament, Director General of Police and several other police and civil officers.

According to the information furnished to Legislative Assembly by the Minister Incharge Estates, there are a total of 103 defaulters of the Estates Department having an outstanding liability of more than Rs 10,000 and these include 24 sitting as well as former legislators including Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Mohd Akbar Lone.

The list of defaulters also includes several political activists and senior officers of Jammu and Kashmir Tourism Development Corporation, Industries, Employment, Fisheries, Housing Board, Police, Law and other Departments of the State Government. Among the defaulters are also several journalists of national, regional and State newspapers and channels.

The sitting and former Legislators, who have been declared defaulters for non-payment of rent to the Estates Department against the accommodation they are occupying or had occupied, are Speaker Legislative Assembly, Mohd Akbar Lone (Rs 10700), PDP MLA Syed Bashir Ahmad (Rs 38400), National Conference MLC M Y Teng (Rs 55500), National Conference Member Parliament Mohd Shafi Uri (Rs 38400), PDP MLA Rafi Ahmad Mir (Rs 25600), National Conference MLA, Mir Saifullah (Rs 11418), PDP’s former MLA Abdul Aziz Zargar (Rs 28050), former Independent MLA Shoaib Ahmad Lone (Rs 10800), Congress MLC Haji Ali Mohammad Bhat (Rs 16104), National Conference MLA, Mohd Yasin Shah (Rs 10200), Congress MLA, Abdul Majid Wani (Rs 15300), former MLA Haji Abdul Rashid (Rs 51850), Congress MLA, Mohd Sharif Niaz (Rs 16150), Congress MLC, Mohd Amin Bhat (Rs 37825), Congress MLA G A Mir (Rs 102400), BJP MLA and Legislature Party leader, Prof Chaman Lal Gupta (Rs 31500), NC MLC Vijay Bakaya (Rs 48000), PDP MLC Murtaza Ahmad Khan (Rs 17000), MLC Aga Syed Ahamad Rizvi (Rs 11550), PDP MLA Rafiq Hussain Khan (Rs 15750), PDP MLA Ch Zulfikar Ahmad (Rs 10450), PDP MLA, Abdul Razak Zawoora (Rs 51700), NC MLA, R S Sharma (Rs 13500), Congress MLC Amrit Malhotra (Rs 10500).

The defaulting political activists are Ab Majeed Padaar, general secretary Congress (Rs 16200), Sonawollah Lone, political worker NC (Rs 27900), political worker S S Channi (Rs 14700), senior Congress leader Gh Mohammad Sheikh (Rs 16320), Congress leader Sheikh Ishfaq (Rs 13140), CPM worker Maqsood Indrabi (Rs 11320), NC worker Sheikh Abdul Rehman (Rs 36840), political worker G M Sheikh (Rs 15300), Parvaiz Ahmad Bhat (Rs 16800) and PDP political activist Mohd Shafi Banday (Rs 34250).

The defaulting senior officers of the Government are Masood Samoon (Rs 15300), Dilip Thusoo (Rs 21583), A K Singh (Rs 14321), R K Kaiser (Rs 11955), G H Tantray (Rs 17900), G A Peer (Rs 27600), DIG Rouf-ul-Hassan (Rs 58550), Abdul Razak Khan (Rs 19902) and A A Latif Zaman Deva (Rs 29750).

The list of outstanding liability of more than Rs 10,000 against the allottees of Estates Quarters include DGP Kuldeep Khoda (Rs 28000), Member Parliament Ch Lal Singh (Rs 38400), CCF B Sidharth Kumar (Rs 20400), R D Tiwari (Rs 47175), former MLA Jugal Kishore (Rs 11900), DIG J P Singh (Rs 10200), MLA Zahoor Ahmed Mir (Rs 49600), PDP MLA and former Deputy Chief Minister, Muzaffar Hussain Beig (Rs 35200), MLA Hakim Mohd Yasin (Rs 22400) and BJP MLA Ch Sukhnandan (Rs 17000).

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Tribute to Bhagat Singh

In a befitting tribute to Bahgat Singh whose was martyred on March 23, 1931, ‘Gagan Damama Bajyo’, a play on his life was staged by Natraj Natya Kunj at Abhinav Theatre, here today.

The eighth production of the ongoing festival today’s play directed by Abhishek Bharti and written by Piyush Mishra in 2002, based on Bhagat Singh’s life is an effort to remember the hero and propagate his revolutionary ideas among the people. The play becomes relevant especially when there is rampant corruption and moral degradation in the country.

Starting in 1965 in Delhi where BK Dutta, a comrade of Bhagat Singh in the Assembly bomb case is hospitalized, the story of the play then goes back to 1921, to come back to contemporary times in 1994 and ends in Kanpur where Shiv Verma, another comrade of Bhagat Singh is alive.

Providing an insight into Bhagat Singh’s thoughts, inspirations, perceptions and his resolves concerning the freedom struggle as well as stirring patriotic emotion in the audience, today’s performance was enacted in the backdrop of minimum sets.

Relying on combination of music and dance and visual effects relating to body theatre, the play designed as collage comprising of the important events of Bhagat Singh’s life, exhibited an almost perfect synchronization of chorus and transformations to individual characters, their movements, and the ease with which changeover from one scene to another was affected without much ado. Though appearing many a time loud and melodramatic, today’s presentation certainly provided a wholesome entertainment to spectators.

The director of the play Abhishek Bharti, who is pursuing doctorate in theatre from Punjab University, Chandigarh, certainly deserves praise for the way he has designed the overall production. The participation of such young and talented directors in annual drama festivals certainly augurs well for the future of theatre in Jammu.

Rohitshiv Sharma as Bhagat Singh, Raman Bakshi as Rajguru, Amandeep Sharma as Sukhdev, Arjun Bakshi as Battukeshwar Dut & Vakil, Aaditya Bahrti as Markand Trivedi & Jailor, Mukesh Bakshi as Ramprasad Verma & Shiv Verma—all gave good performance.

Other who also did justice to their respective roles were Deepak Singh Jamwal as Bhagwati Bhai, Himanshu as Chander Shekhar Azad, Abhishek Sharma as Gandhi and Judge, Kanav Sharma in three roles and Rakesh Dogra as Kishan Singh. The cast also included Tarsem Lal, Vijay Dubey, Tania Sharma, Meena, Niharika Sakshi, Garu Ram, Pawan Kumar and Priyanka.

Sets were designed by Kanwar Iqbal, lights by Kumar A Bahrti, make-up by Shammi Dhamir and Nidhi, costumes by Kamal Mohini. Songs were rendered by Surinder Singh Manhas, Nirbahy Singh Slathia, Monika Sharma, and choreography by Romit Sawhney.

Tomorrow Punjabi play ‘Maikoo Kaari Karendey’, by Balraj Sahni Punjabi Rangmanch would be presented.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Heavy rain in kashmir valley

Heavy intermittent rain and snow swept control of Kashmir on Saturday after authorities issued a flood warning at the top. incessant rain has forced the closure of the road between Srinagar and Jammu and delayed flights.
While the upper valley, including the world famous tourist resort Gulmarg snow has today received the levels of which were battered by incessant rains with occasional snow Srinagar in the afternoon. 
"It was snowing heavily here since early morning," said a hotel in Gulmarg. Fresh snow and rain have led to severe cold has to force people to wear warm clothes, wool and again.
The cave shrine of Amarnath, including the top and its periphery, also received fresh snow since last night. Snow Reports were also received from Sheshnag, Panjterni, Pisso Mahaguns and above.
A Meteorological Department official said the Srinagar city recorded 23.2 mm, 19.2 mm Qazigund, Pahalgam 27.6 mm, 18.4 mm and 10.2 mm of rain until tonight Karnah Kupwara.
He said the highest rainfall was recorded 17.6 mm of rain in Kokernag. "Low-pressure system is dominant over the valley and tomorrow will continue. The weather will improve on Monday," Director of the Department of Meteorology, said Sonam Lotus. 

Road closed 
The road between Srinagar and Jammu 300 km, the only road connecting Kashmir valley with the rest of the world closed to vehicular traffic this afternoon by landslides caused by incessant rain. Hundreds of vehicles for supplies, stranded on the road.
"The rain triggered landslides in several places. They are clearing the stranded vehicles," said Superintendent of Police, Traffic, GM Wadoo Great Kashmir.
He said no vehicle was allowed to leave for Jammu and Srinagar any time to improve. 

First flight delayed 
A flight from Srinagar International Airport was delayed due to bad weather. "No flights were canceled, only delayed flight," airport director, said Raj Malik captain. 

Avalanche danger 
Authorities sounded danger of avalanches in the wake of rain and snow. 
The relief coordinator Cell Amir Ali said the medium-risk avalanche warning service in the upper reaches Gurez, Baruab, Chakwali, Kanzalwan, Niru, Razdan pass Gugladara, Keran, Machila, Chowkibal, Tanghdar Gulmarg / Khilanmarg and under side risk to the summit sounded Drass and Kargil. 
"The people at the top of these areas were asked to restrict their movement in the snow and do not venture into areas prone to avalanches, said. 

Court Shivpora lot of I & FC department has caused panic among city residents. 
"Cut the officials of the I & FC has agreed a few days to facilitate the circulation of trucks. God forbid if it rains for a few days, the entire city is submerged by the negligence," he said. 

NO flooding 
The Chief Engineer, irrigation and control floods (I & FC) division, said Ghulam Rasool Zargar Greater Kashmir threat of flooding and flooded only in some areas due to rain. 
"Overwhelmed by rainfall were many areas, but there has been no increase in the level of the river Jhelum," he said. 
However, the sources said the flood threat looms in many low-lying areas. "Several parts of the city and other cities flooded by torrential rains and several villages of Sonawari Bandipora can dip any time," sources said. 
The Coordinator of Disaster Management Cell, Aamir Ali, ruled the possibility to warn the authorities about the compatibility of a flood. 
"We addressed the respective deputy commissioners precaution in case of threat of flooding. It can be flash flooding in some areas, but the situation under control right now," he said.

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Monday, March 14, 2011

J&K Panchayat Polls

Jammu Kashmir Panchayat polls from April 13-June 18
Today the Government set the ball rolling for the Panchayat elections and the Elections Department officially announced that the first phase of the elections of 16 will begin on 13 April. The last phase will take place June 18, while the panchayats would be June 30 this year. With the announcement of elections to be held in a non-Party, the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) came into force.

Shortly after the arrival of Prime Minister Omar Abdullah, in London, where he had gone to attend the last rites of his aunt, ordered the notice of the election. Initially, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Ali Mohamed Sagar made an announcement in Parliament that the government established the Panchayat election process in motion.

Shortly thereafter, Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) BR Sharma and the Minister announced 16 stage timetable for the Panchayat elections.

The elections will be held April 13, 1917, 21, 25 and 30, May 4, 8, 12, 16, 21, 25 and 29 and 02 June, 6, 11 and 18.

Although the elections are held in a non-party, the model code of conduct (MCC) came into force from today throughout the state and that applies to all political parties including the ruling party, Mr. Sharma said and called on all political parties, candidates and government officials to adhere strictly to the MCC.

Panches sarpanches names and elected by the people must be notified no later than June 30, Mr. James, accompanied by Joint Deputy CEO and Director General Harcharan Puneet Sharma, Singh said.

A total of 50.68 lakh voters exercised their right of franchise to elect sarpanches 4130 (2164 in 1966 in Kashmir and Jammu) and Pancho 29,719 (15,959 to 13,760 in Jammu and Kashmir). There are a total of 143 blocks in 22 districts in the state, going to the polls (77 of 66 in Jammu and Kashmir). The data in the region of Ladakh in Kashmir have been included.

Mr. Sharma said the sarpanches would be entitled to a charge of Rs 6,000, while a Panch could spend RS 3000 elections. Candidates had to submit a dispute the details of the costs of Deputy High Commissioner, District Panchayat Election Officer would be within 30 days after the announcement of the results.

The counting of votes will take place the same day it goes out the vote.

In 2001, elections were held by only 1,600 panchayats. Before this, the elections were held in the State Panchayat only three times in 1969, 1972 and 1978, while the Panchayat elections in most other states in the country were carried out from 11 to 12 times.

According to official sources, the elections to Urban Local Government or the Municipal Councils and Corporations Committees will take place after the Panchayat elections.

For April 13 elections, the notification will be issued on March 18 and March 25 is the deadline for filing nomination. Ballot will be held March 26, candidates can withdraw their name by March 28. April 17 elections, the notification will be issued on March 22, while candidates may submit an application until 29 March. Ballot will be held on March 30 and April 1 is the deadline for withdrawal of nominations.

For April 21 elections, the notification will be issued on March 25, applications can be submitted to the April 1 ballot will be held April 2 and April 5 is the deadline for the withdrawal of documents. From the April 25 poll, the notification will be released March 29. Applications may be submitted until 05 April, the date control was established on April 6 and the last date of withdrawal on April 8.

For April 30 elections, the notice will be published on April 1 and applications can be submitted until April 8. For May 4 elections, the notification will be issued on 5 April and applications can be submitted until 13 April. Seventh phase of voting will take place on 8 May, to which the notice is published on 9 April and applications can be submitted until 18 April. Eighth round of the notification will be issued on April 15 and polls will be held May 12. Applications may be submitted until 23 April.

ninth stage of the vote was scheduled for May 16, 1919 April notification and the date of the withdrawal in April 1926, while the tenth stage notification will be issued on April 23, the deadline for applications was set for 30 April Voting will take place May 21.

Eleventh phase polling will be held 0:13 May 5, 1929 May and 2 June for what would be the notification issued on April 27 and 30 and 04 May, while the deadline for applications is 04 May 7 and 11.

14 survey phase will take place June 6 to which the report was issued on 9 May and applications can be submitted until 16 May during the 15th stage of control is scheduled for 11 June which notification was issued on May 13 and forms can be filled until 20 May. Final phase of voting will take place on 16 and 18 June for the notification was issued on 25 May, applications submitted before 1 June elections will be held June 2 and forms can be picked until 4 June.

Jammu district would vote on 8 stages. Bishnah block go to the polls on April 13, RS Pura Satwari April 17, 1921 April 25 April de Marhan Bhalwal April 30, 2004 de mayo Dansal Akhnoor Khouri May 8 and May 12.

Rajouri district would have five stages of voting. Sunderbans block would go to the polls on May 12, May 16 Doong and Nowshera Rajouri and Manjakote Thann Mandi May 21 and June 6 and Darhal Budhal Kalakota and 11 June.

Poonch district go to the polls in four phases. Balakot will have polls on May 21 while Surankote and Bafliaz go to the polls on May 4. Poll Mandi in Poonch and is scheduled for 29 May, while Mendhar vote June 2.

Samba district will have three stages of voting. Samba block go to the polls on April 13 and April Vijaypur 17. Purmandal Ghagwal blocks and would have voted on 21 April.

Kathu district go to the polls in six phases. While Loha Malhar, Bani and Duggan blocks would have voted on April 25, Basohli going to vote April 30. Billawar vote was set for May 8 to May 12 and Kathu Hiranagar 16 May.

Udhampur district would also be a voting phase six. April 14, polls will be held in Udhampur, while Kenan vote April 17, Dudu Basantgarh Ramnagar and 21 April 25 April Ghord Majalta Pancharevo April 30 and May 4.

Reas and Ramban districts would be a ballot in four phases. Reas Poun block would go to the polls on 25 April 30 April Reas Mahora May 4 and May 8, while Ramban Arnas block would go to the polls on May 16, May 21 Ramsoo Banihal and May 4 May 29 Gool.

militancy-infested Doda district have a polling process of six stages. Assar will vote May 21 on May 4 Marmato Ghat Doda on May 29 and June 2 Gundani Bhagwati, Thathri and Bhaderwah Bhalessa June 6 and June 11. Kishtwar is a survey of five phases.

Voting for the block of Kishtwar has set May 16 May 21 Drabshalla Inderwal Padda May 4 and May 29 Nagseni Marwah, Dachhan Warwar and 2 June.

Leh district has a vote of three phases. Chuchot Leh and blocks that go to the polls on June 2, and Nobre, Panama, Nyomi, and Kahru Durbuk vote June 11. Khaltsi Suspol and vote on 18 June. Kargil has only two stages of voting. Taisure, Drass, Kargil GM pore (Trespone) Sankoo Shaket Chiktan and planned to go to the voting station on 11 June and Zanskar, Shargole Lungnuk and will vote June 18.

Srinagar district will have a seat in a May 16. Ganderbal have a ballot in four phases. Voting was scheduled for April 13 April Kangan Lar April 17 Wakura Ganderbal 21 and April 25. Budgam will stage an eight polls. Budgam block would vote April 13, 1917 de abril Nagami, Chadoora Beerwah 21 April 25 April 30 April Khansahib KClick Narbal May 5 May 8 and May 12 BK Pora.

Anantnag district will stage an eight polls. Qaimooh block go to the polls April 13 May 4 May 8 Brenga Shangus Shahabad Khoveripora May 12 May 16, 1921 de mayo Dachinpora Qazigund May 4 and May 29, Achabal. Kulgam, however, have a five-phase voting polls Quimoh Pahloo April 13, 1917 April Kulgam Developers April 21 April 25 and April 30 Damhal Hanji Pora. Shopian also have one vote with his two blocks Shopian and Keller go to the polls on June 6.

Pulwama would have voted in five stages. Keller block vote on May 21, Pulwama Kakapora May 25 May 29 June 2 Tral and Pampore June 6. Bandipora also initiate a vote of five phases on May 16 followed by Sumbal block Hajin Bandipora 21 May 25 May Tulail Gurëz June 2 and June 6.

Baramulla will take more than 12 voting phase. Uri block is scheduled for April 17 polls, 21 April Boniyar Roham Wagoora April 25 April 30, 2004 de mayo Kunze Tangmarg May 8, Rafiabad Singhpora May 12 May 16, 1921 de mayo Pattan, 25 May Zaingeer Baramulla and Sopore May 29 June 2.

Kupwara has the second highest number of the voting phase 11. Kupwara would block a vote in the first round April 17 April 13 Wavoora Sogama Ramhal 21 April 25 April 30 April Rajwada Lange Kralpora May 4 Trehgam May 8 May 12 to 16 Teetwal Tangdhar May May 21 and June 6 Kalaroos.

The CEO said that the cards electoral photo identity (EPIC) can be used by voters at the polls. However, an alternative list of 19 documents was notified by the Department for the election for the purpose of identification, if not in the possession of the epics.

The elections will take place through the ballot box and not electronic voting machines (EVMS), as envisaged in the Panchayati Raj Act. Approximately 14 thousand voting will be required for election. While 6000 is available in state polls, the surveys of 8000 will be hired by the neighboring state of Punjab.

In Jammu, Kishtwar district has 1.23 lakh votes, 2.13 lakh Doda, Ramban 1.38 lakh, 1.61 lakh Reas, Udhampur 2.79 lakh, 3.27 lakh Kathu, Samba 1.76 lakh, 5.66 lakh Jammu, Poonch and Rajouri lakh 2.47 lakh 3.16.

In the region of Ladakh Leh Kargil has 62,606 votes and 71,765.

In Kashmir, Anantnag district is 01.04 lakh votes, Kulgam 1.93 lakh, 1.34 lakh Shopian, Pulwama 2.63 lakh, 3.35 lakh Budgam, Srinagar 15,061, 1.21 lakh Ganderbal, Bandipora 1, 51 lakh, Baramulla and Kupwara lakh7 4.37 3 , 3 lakh.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Tree talk organised in Bagh-e-Bahu

Continue with the morning walk with the Tree Talk campaign under the auspices of the Department of Forestry was launched today 13 Tree of discussion in a peaceful garden of Bagh Bahu and with the blessing of the goddess Kali affectionately known organized Bawe Wali Mata.

Over 70 participants, including the most senior official of the forest, the Ayurvedic physicians, experts in the garden, the specialists, scientists, university professors, research scholars, poets, remained with the religious mission of spreading awareness of Green Cross section of society.

While welcoming the tree lovers, senior forestry officer, OP Sharma Vidyarthi Assembly on the need for better management of forest resources to date. He concentrated on the history and system of the trees.

Former SD Swatantra GGR identifies the challenges often faced by the forestry staff in carrying out duties in relation to forest conservation and nature. He asked the students to raise awareness about forestry traditions and understand the importance of the environment to maintain.

More GGR Abdul Razak called during disussing importance Jand Khejadi in Rajasthan along with their versatile utility industry in Rajasthan. He stressed the importance of adopting environmentally friendly technologies to establish development objectives in line with the work to reach PLA recipes. CCF CAMPA Suresh Chugh pointed out the law on forest conservation and funds available under CAMPA reforestation and conservation of forest areas will be diverted instead.
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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Education standard exposed

While Education Minister Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed is the elevation of education in public schools or the official figures pooh pooh their height with a large number of them are zero, in High School Examination (Grade 10) boasting and Higher Secondary Part II (grade 12) in the last three years. Most surprising, the fact that the list of these schools in the heart of Jammu and Srinagar cities also provided the most exquisite places in the book for teachers.

According to official data from the Directorates of School Education, Jammu and Kashmir, with a total of 295 schools (public and private) registered zero per cent in the 10 th and 12 audits of students per classroom in the State of Jammu and Cashmere School Board of Education carried out preparations (JKBOSE) for the annual session (scheduled) 2008, 2009 and 2010.

These low-performing schools are 211 public schools, while the rest are private because clearly taken to refer the interest of the school's Department of Education to foster education in public schools and students are able to compete with their counterparts in private schools.

The figures also show the interest of making the teachers in these government schools have to offer quality education to the students responded.

In the 10 th Regular class tests Jammu registered 2010, 105 schools of zero percent results. In Jammu district, where education levels are apparently better than compared to other districts of the province, 29 schools registered, including 16 heads of government of the zero crossing rate.

The list of public schools included Government Higher Secondary School, Sarwal, Government Higher Secondary School, Mohalla Jullaka, the Government High School, Old Satwari, the Government Secondary School, Gole Talab Tillo Panjpeer and Government High School Ghassan Mandi, the other favorite places to travel to the large number of teachers.

In the 10 th Regular class Jammu Results 2009, 49 schools registered, including 24 heads of government to execute step to zero percent for public schools "government list are migrant camp Shastri Nagar, Government Girls High School, Toph and Superior Sherkhania Government High School, Mohalla Jullaka.

Forty-six schools reported zero percent, resulted in the 10 th Regular class Jammu results 2008 Jammu and public schools in the city, which includes running very badly Government Girls High School, Dogra Hall of Government Girls High School, Janipur.

According to the data, 43 schools secured zero percent result in the second part of upper secondary (12 grades) the regular annual review in the province of Jammu, in 2008, 2009 and 2010. The government school is not to satisfy the most exquisite setting for a large number of teachers, however, is mixed Government Higher Secondary School Bakshi Nagar Durga Nagar Camp.

In 59 schools as a result of zero percent of tenth and 12 events in class in 2008, 2009 and 2010 in the province of Kashmir, 46 schools in the state, including several in the city of Srinagar and other district headquarters.

"If this is the standard of training of students in public schools, particularly in Jammu and Srinagar cities are particularly relevant authorities as the Minister for the demands of higher education on the mediation of a high quality education can , "official sources said, adding that" in addition to writing and under strict measures against the teachers in these schools, the School of Education Department, a strategy for the quality of education is to enhance and develop the teacher in charge of it. "
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Friday, March 11, 2011

Ban on liquor licenses in j&k

Finance Minister Abdul Rahim, however, today was to contain a virtual ban new issue of off-licenses (liquor stores) on the growing threat of alcohol consumption on the state particularly in Jammu, where he has reached alarming proportions .

The answer to the financing of Finance and Ladakh affairs department, held by him, in the Legislative Assembly today, said the debate, Mr. Rather, this is his fourth term as finance minister and has not even issued a single license for ' opening of liquor stores yet not a recommendation to each officer to issue the license.

''We hereby inform you that in my remaining time, I would never grant a license said no recommendations for its distribution to all leaders,''he practically announced a ban on fresh state licensed.

Sharing the concern of the leader of BJP legislature party, Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta and Harshdev NPP leaders including Mr Singh admitted, rather, that the consumption of alcohol has been more in Jammu, but said that the government does not requires no license to take or consume alcohol.

To say that the house had the right to claim that the prohibition in the State of finance debate, however, that this experiment fails in Gujarat and Haryana and the people were forced to make false local fleet to more than one injured person. consume

He reiterated that the tax on alcohol was not further, as has already been a very high growth in the state compared to neighboring states.

On the demand side of Harshdev Singh for the abolition of the Legislative Council, Mr. instead said he could only be done by a constitutional provision. ''I can not destroy the house of my own, nor the prime minister can do it. And 'only available for the House of Verfassungsänderung''geschehen he added.

In the case of works carried out without tenders worth crores, the Minister of Finance said it has asked the department of audit and inspections, stringent measures against the agents of carrying out the work without competition. No work would be allowed to run without competition, assured the House.

To a query of the BJP MLA Ashok Khajuri that permits issued alcohol had even women, "said Mr. Rather, the owners of liquor stores for women, but should not deal with the business. Without naming anyone, Mr. Khajuri told the House that women were also granted licenses for alcohol in Jammu.

When asked JSM MLA Ashwani Sharma for the regularization of adhoc / contract staff and / or consolidated, said the finance ministers of the process has already begun.

In relation to the request from some MLAs to raise their salaries, said a bill to this effect was signed in the house. The Assembly approved the bill, he added.

When asked by Professor Gupta Harshdev and to collect more taxes collected from Jammu in Kashmir, but they spend, "he said, instead, Jammu is the entry point and home to some of multi-national companies, and most importantly the taxes.

Nearly 90 percent of the value added tax (VAT) on the first point, Lakhanpur collected. Multinational companies and NCS have their deposits in Jammu. Although their goods in all three regions of the country, their taxes, which this year is around Rs 450 crore, will be considered sold in Jammu, said the minister.

He added that Rs 450 crore have motor Spirits Act, which has been accounted for taxes collected on petrol and diesel. These two items are also sold through the state, but the taxes collected in Jammu. How Lakhanpur is the entry point of the state Rs 70 crore and contribution as a tax-Rs 360 crore collected as a tribute to the state control gateway. This fee is also included in the Jammu region.

Fast RS 1,400 crore in Jammu value fees on items that are sold throughout the state made, said Mr. Rather, this is the impression that most taxes are collected in the Jammu region, has created with respect to Kashmir.

He said Rs 293 crore for alcohol taxes have been implemented until February of this year and that would be the end of this fiscal year. He added, excise, VAT, General Sales Tax (GST) Act motor spirits (petrol and diesel) and the car tax in addition to duties for which they would be targets set for 2010-11 amounts.

Mr. Rather announced makes computerization of the tax registration of companies this year to a record on-line submission of returns and make electronic payments, which traders and others. The computerized part of a pilot project of Prime Minister Omar Abdullah made will be completed by the end of this fiscal year. This would allow the Treasury to review the first company was fully computerized and capable of any type of theft.

The finance minister said J & K was the first state whose accounts were from the Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India say that they were signed complete in every respect. For the purposes of the credit goes to their accounts and the Treasury Department, he said.

A new department opened with the name of Directorate of audit and inspection was to check misuse of funds, he said, adding that if the MLAs any misuse of money they could find him or the A & E department and set the responsibility would approach . The Ministry has so far prepared 410 reports related to various ministries, he said, adding that strict action would be taken against the debtor.

He announced a plan, the State Finance Corporation (SFC), said the Prime Minister's Task Force also recommended the revival of the money to revive.

The Finance Minister said that the sales department for the collection of taxes for the year 2010-11 (end of January 2011) is of the order of Rs 2334.14 crore against Rs 1906.62 crore collections for the corresponding period in 2009 -10, a growth of 22.4 percent. The show, despite a long break, especially in Kashmir from June to September last year.

He said that the total excise tax on income received in 2009-10 was Rs 596.10 crore compared to Rs. 517.23 crore during 2008-09, an increase of 12.25 percent. During the current fiscal year, the revenue generated by the end of January 2011 is Rs 568.44 crore compared to Rs 484.29 crore during the same period, which was implemented last fiscal year, an increase of 17.38 percent.

Mr. Rather said soon all the treasures of the State will be computerized and necessary process has already begun.

Sharing the concern of members about the relationship of CD in the low number of state banks, said the minister, he added, the banks said in recent meetings at the state level bankers clear that the relationship should be increased if they can continue their activity in State.

Ladakh, the minister said Kargil airport was enlarged, and the matter will be taken by the Ministry of Civil Aviation, after upgradation undertaken during a scheduled air service from the airport. He said the transmission line to Leh and Zojila tunnel as early as Prime Minister Re-Construction Plan (PMRP) resist.

Later, the house of the request for grants amounting to Rs 199,830.88 lakhs lakh to meet the costs of services under the direction of the Minister of Finance for the year 2011-12, and additional grants of Rs 40,305.53 for 2010-11 with the vote voice. The services for which assistance is passed on trade taxes, the excise department, Treasury and Accounts, Audit & Inspection, funds, organization and Ladakh Affairs were included.

Previously involved in the debate on funding from the Ministry of Finance said the leader of the parliamentary party NPP Harshdev collected more taxes Singh of Jammu, while spending on high-Kashmir. The adage of "robbing Peter and Paul paying agent" is adapted to the government, he said.

''Whether it is business registration fees, revenues from forests, excise tax collected or power 75 per cent of Jammu, but the issues are always high in Kashmir,''he complained.

Mr Singh expressed concern over the creation of unconstitutional authority with the status of minister. The deputy chairman of board and investment advisor for the status of ministers gave that "Minister of the series back door" and a burden on the exchequer of State, he said, adding at the national level and all states, only 15 percent strength of the Assembly can be done while the minister "of our state has set at 20 per cent of both houses." Although some backdoor appointment carried out by ministers, he said. He called for the abolition of the Legislative Council and the implementation of austerity measures.

BJP leader Prof Chaman Lal Gupta said that although Mr. is quite a veteran of 11 families, did not address the problems people face. He reiterated that the NDA government had taken strict measures after the fiscal deficit of J & K had reached 4 percent. The state''is reduzieren''fehlte on the budget deficit, he said.

Prof Gupta said the Bihar government has fully paid the arrears due to the Sixth Pay Commission of class IV employees, 40 percent to 30 percent of employed executives and officials. ''Why is our government?''He said.

He said most of the taxes collected and spent in Jammu Kashmir. He reiterated the call for higher taxes on alcohol.

JSM MLA Ashwani Sharma Bishnah called for the immediate legalization of all adhoc / contractual / consolidated staff say some of them were for the government of 12 to 15 years had worked, but not legalized.

Mr. Sharma accused the government of backdoor appointments production in Jammu and Kashmir Bank, and not informing the MLAs for the fact that it was an autonomous body. He called for equitable distribution of funds among all three regions and the problems of pensioners.

MY Tarigami CPM leader said the government has employed the workers through the creation of new political institutions of the workload for the State Treasury. He wished to increase the salaries of the MLAs from Rs 3000th PA

Mr Tarigami said cut for the reduction of the Council of the Ministry of public expenditure. He called for the construction of the tunnel soon Zojila to communicate to the Ladakh region and called for greater attention to rural areas, improve, particularly in the electricity sector.

Balwant Singh Mankotia, NPP MLA from Udhampur also flayed the government for not providing information to MLAs in J & K Bank. He said he has sanctioned a JK-branch has been moved to Landar Pancharevo.

Mr. Mankotia deplored the opening of 40 bar in Jammu during the two years the City of Temple said that the city soon became the fleet. Asked to prohibit the opening of bars such as liquor stores.

Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan (NC) said that the government should give the banks that provide loans to unemployed youths to establish their income generating units under various centrally sponsored schemes.

He called for the strengthening of post-harvest management to ensure the quality of horticultural products in the valley. He called for establishment of cold chain system in order to improve the shelf life of fruits. He also stressed to check the appropriate measures to raise the prices of essential commodities.

Nizam-ud-Din Bhat (PDP) called for maintaining transparency in the implementation of various projects and spending it. He called for the elimination of regional disparities in the allocation of funds for the various systems.

Engineer Rashid (Independent) sought trade reforms Cross Line. He called for strengthening the functioning of the State Finance Corporation, so that more people can enjoy the benefits of this instrument. Requested exemption of taxes on transport Valley when their vehicle was off the road during the riot last summer.

Sajjad Ahmed Kitchloo (NC) asked for the provision of sufficient resources to improve the connectivity of the road in the district of Doda. He suggested improving the daily rate of wages 125-150 He also advocated the opening of offices in excise duties and taxes in the district of Doda.

Mohammad Sharief Niaz (Congress) said that strengthening the monitoring mechanism to ensure judicious use of funds to various projects. He called for the opening of the tax office and store area in J & K-Bela Thathri for the convenience of the people of remote areas.

Javed Mustafa Mir (PDP) called for the implementation of development projects and for the equitable benefit of the people. He also has to cover the posts of doctors and other personnel for PHC Chatergam Chadoora represented by the electoral college. He also requested an increase in salary and grade of staff of the Secretariat of the Assembly on a par with the Parliament.

Nazir Gurëz (NC) said that the funds do not have remote areas are lagging behind and called a special allowance to doctors posted in the area Gurëz provided. He also called for a provision of Rs.5 crore for the recruitment of private helicopter for the needy of the area Gurëz during the winter months. He called for upgradation of the alternative route to Ladakh and beyond Bandipora in the state of the road.

Zulfkar Ali (PDP) called for maintaining fiscal discipline and requested the development of rural areas that lack basic services. And the plans for the immediate relief of tax on imported edible oil, and stressed for the settlement of electricity bills by government departments. He called attention to the separate flag with the emblem of the Ladakh Hill Development Council, which represents a serious threat to national unity with the center.

Mir Mohammad Rafi (PDP) called for proper monitoring of financial management for the future proper use of funds. He called for early completion of acquisition of land for golf courses at Pahalgam and called for the development of the park early and regularization of contractual workers, ad hoc and day. He also tried to report the beginning of the State Finance Commission to do away with regional imbalances.

Basharat Bukhari (PDP) has requested the inclusion of Sangram in the proposed comprehensive development program for underdeveloped rural areas.

He also argued for the construction of infrastructure in agriculture, animal husbandry and other vital areas that will prove useful in addressing the problem of unemployment.
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