Daily Archive: July 4, 2018

Clarification regarding assigning ‘Monument Mitras’ to heritage sites in Delhi

This is with reference to the news carried by some sections of the press on 01st and 02nd July 2018 with the headline “Red Fort, four other Delhi heritage sites get Monument Mitra”.

The Ministry of Tourism has clarified that all these articles had certain serious factual discrepancies and the correct position is stated as below:

1. The articles state that Monument Mitras have been appointed for Red Fort and four heritage sites in Delhi. But, it is clarified that Monument Mitra has been assigned to only one site in Delhi.

2. Further, the articles incorrectly stated that Caper Travel Company has been appointed as the Monument Mitra for four heritage sites in Delhi i.e. Azim Khan’s tomb, Jamali Kamali mosque & tomb, Rajaon Ki Baoli and Moth Ki Masjid. The Tourism Ministry has clarified that the said company’s vision document is presently under evaluation stage and no MoU has been signed with them.

It is pertinent to mention that the “Adopt a Heritage – Apni Dharohar Apni Pehchaan” is a collaborative effort by Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Culture, Archaeological Survey of India and State / UT Governments. It aims to encourage public / private sector companies and corporate citizens / NGOs / individuals to take up the responsibility of making our heritage and tourism more sustainable through development, operation and maintenance of World Class tourist infrastructure and amenities at ASI / State heritage sites and other important tourist sites in India.

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Cabinet approves creation of one post each of Vice-Chairperson and Member in the National Commission for Safai Karamcharis

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approvedthe creation of one post each of Vice-Chairperson and Member in the National Commission for Safai Karmacharis.

The decision is intended to optimize functioning of the Commission and for fulfilling desired objectives of welfare and development of the target group.

Background:

The National Commission for SafaiKarmacharis is working for the welfare of both SafaiKaramcharis and Manual Sacavengers. It is mandated to work towards elimination of inequalities in status facilities and opportunities for SafaiKaramcharis and has an important role to ensure rehabilitation of all the identified manual scavengers on a time-bound basis. Under Section 31 of the Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation Act 2013, the Commission is to perform functions namely:

  1. To monitor the implementation of the Act;
  1. To enquire into complaints regarding contravention of provisions of the Act; and
  2. To advice Central and State Governments for effective implementation of the Act.

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Ministry of Women and Child Development issues one more Look-out-Circular regarding NRI Matrimonial disputes

The Integrated Nodal Agency (INA), in its meeting held today under the chairpersonship of WCD Secretary, decided to issue one more Look-out-Circular(LoC).

The Ministry has already issued 6 LoCs since April this year after examining the complaints received regarding NRI matrimonial disputes.

The INA meets regularly to discuss issues related to NRI matrimonial disputes and chart the way forward. In criminal matters involving NRI’s, LoC could be issued by the INA in cognizable offences, when the overseas husband is deliberately evading arrest or not appearing in the trial court despite Non Bailable Warrants and other coercive measures or there is a likelihood that he will leave the country to evade trial or arrest. The LoC will be issued after having the case scrutinised by NCW.

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Cabinet approves exemption from charging commercial rates for the plot of land allotted to the High Commission of Fiji in New Delhi

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approvedan exemption from charging commercial rates at the time of acquisition for the plot No. 31-B, measuring 2800 sq.meter in Chanakyapuri, Diplomatic Area to the Fijian High Commission in New Delhi and to extend the same terms and conditions as offered by Fiji for the land offered to the High Commission of India in Suva, Fiji.

Background:

In August 2015, Government of Fiji offered a plot of land measuring 6695 sq.meters at a special lease of 99 year period with a rent of FJ $ 100 per annum to be assessed every 5 years for construction of the High Commission of India in Suva, Fiji and proposed exchange of land on reciprocal basis. Given the special nature of bilateral relations with Fiji, exchange of plots on reciprocal basis by way of exemption from charging commercial rate for the plot of land allotted to High Commission of Fiji has been considered positively.

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Cabinet approves transfer of 7.5 acres of Defence land to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for the construction of Kendriya Vidvalaya in Survey No. 408, Jalandhar Cantt

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi today has approved the transfer of 7.5 acres of A-1 Defence land on lease in perpetuity basis at a nominal rent of Re 1/- per annum to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan for the construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 4 in Survey No. 408, Jalandhar Cantt.

Background:

At present, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 4 at Jalandhar Cantt. has been functioning since 1987 in a temporary re-appropriated MES building opposite Kalwant Hall in Survey No. 408, Jalandhar Cantt. It is spread over 26 acres of A-1 Defence land. Presently, a total of 1346 children are studying in Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 4, Jalandhar Cantt. Construction of own permanent school building by KVS will enable the school authorities to build optimal infrastructure to meet the educational requirements of the serving personnel. The remaining 18.5 acres of land will be handed over to the Army on completion of construction of the school building.

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Cabinet approves transfer of 4 acres of Defence land on lease basis to KendriyaVidyalayaSangathan for the construction of KendriyaVidyalaya No. 4 at Kandhar Lines, Delhi Cantt.

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the transfer of 4 acres of Defence land in perpetuity basis to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) for the construction of Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 4 at Kandhar Lines, Delhi Cantt. at a nominal rent of one rupee per annum.

Background:

At present, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 4 at Delhi Cantt has been functioning from a temporary re-appropriated building in Survey No. 14, Delhi Cantt., since its establishment in 1994. Presently, 956 children are studying in the school. Construction of own permanent school building by KVS will provide proper and comfortable academic environment with all required amenities for the school going children of serving personnel families, ex-servicemen families and children of civilians in and around Delhi Cantt.

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100 public services to be delivered at doorstep in Delhi

Citizens in Delhi will receive around 100 public services like driving license, ration card and marriage certificate at their doorstep by August, under a scheme proposed by the Delhi government. Nearly 70 services have been approved by the state cabinet as off now and the rest will be added to the list within a month of the scheme’s launch.

Confederation of Central Government employees announces strike to press for demands

New Delhi : Representatives of the Confederation took a stand that as two years are already over after the assurances given by Group of Ministers , NJCA should revive the deferred indefinite strike immediately and date of commencement of the strike should be decided. After detailed discussion and after considering the views expressed by other NJCA Members (representing Railway Federations & Defence Employees Federations) , it was unanimously decided TO PASS A RESOLUTION against the anti – employee attitude of the Government and inform the Government that if the Government fails to settle the demands of the Central Govt Employees raised by NJCA including the major demands viz ; increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment Factor from 01.01.2016 , Scrapping of NPS , implementation of Option – 1 from 01.01.2016 , withdrawal of "very good" bench mark for promotion , through a negotiated settlement on or before 07th August 2018 , then the NJCA would be left with no option than to revive the deferred indefinite strike action. The NJCA will meet on 18th August 2018 , to decide next course of action.

NO CHANGE IN CONFEDERATION’s ONE DAY STRIKE ON 15th NOVEMBER 2018.
Keeping in mind our experience with NJCA , Conferation National Secretariat has decided to go ahead with the 15.11.2018 strike and Campaign programmes as decided in the 10th June Hyderabad National Convention demanding setlement of 10 points Charter of demands of Confederation.

Source press note from M Krishnan SG OF CGEC