Swachhata pledge being administered to the employees of the Ministry of Steel
Ministry of Steel and its Public Sector Undertakings observed Swachhata Pakhwada from March 16-31, 2018. Employees in Udyog Bhavan office of the Ministry and in various Plants/Units of PSUs spread across the country participated in various activities organized during the fortnight. In Ministry of Steel, the event was launched by administering Swachhata pledge to the employees of the Ministry on March 16, 2018. During the fortnight, Cleanliness inspection of all the Sections was conducted by Senior Officers. An Open House to seek ideas, suggestions and comments on the subject of Swachhata was organized in which employees of this Ministry participated actively. A workshop on E-office and recording, upkeep and streamlining of files was also organized.
The Ministry has asked the Plants and units of the PSUs to carry out different activities including displaying Swachhata message on their websites, adhering to stipulated Swachhata parameters, initiating rating of different mills and units on Swachhata parameters and sharing major activities through YouTube/Instagram/FB/Twitter and mainstream media/Press Conference for wider dissemination.
Ministry of Steel ranks among the top 10 Ministries/Departments of Government of India, in the implementation of Swachhata related activities. Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, which is the nodal Ministry for overseeing Swachhata related activities in the Central Government, has congratulated the Ministry and its PSUs for taking forward the goal of Swachh Bharat as envisioned by the Prime Minister.
New Greenfield Noida International Airport at Jewar picking momentum- Progress Report
Posted On: 03 APR 2018 8:53PM by PIB Delhi
Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) is committed to the building of airport capacity as part of its NABH (NextGen Airports for BHarat) Nirman initiative. Three key aspects of NABH Nirman are (1) fair and equitable land acquisition, (2) long-term master plan for airport and regional development and (3) balanced economics for all stakeholders. As part of NABH Nirman, MoCAcalled a meeting of all stakeholders to review the progress of setting up of Noida International Greenfield Airport at Jewar.
Fair and equitable land acquisition
Noida International Greenfield Airport is strategically located in respect of road distance about 72 km from IGI Airport, about 40 km from Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad, about 28 km from Greater Noida, 65 km from Gurugram and 130 km from Agra. It is well connected via Yamuna Expressway that will serve domestic and international tourists to reach Agra, Mathura and Vrindavan.
MoCAhadgranted site clearance on July 06, 2017. The U. P. Government appointed Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Authority (YEIDA) as the implementing agency on its behalf in October 2017. YEIDA obtained a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Ministry of Defence on January 11, 2018. To expedite the implementation of Airport project, a Project Monitoring and Implementation Committee (PMIC) has been constituted on March 27, 2018.
Landmeasuring 5,000 hectares (ha) has been identified by YEIDA for the project, out of which 240 ha. belongs to the State Govt and rest is with private owners. The first phase of acquisition of land measuring 1,327 ha.for construction of Terminal buildings and Runways is expected tobe initiated in the month of June, 2018by the YEIDA for necessary arrangements have been made.
Long-term master plan for airport and regional development
Airports are gateways of global connectivity and form the corner stone of creating strategic economic hubs. Development of an airport leads to construction of commercial and residential real estate closer to the airport and can transform the economic geography of the region. A well-designed aero-city around an airport can become an economic engine in and of itself.
It was decided that the planning for the airport will take into account holistic planning of the urban area around the airport. Intra and inter-city connectivity with various modes of transport (linkages with the existing Delhi airport, Railways, metro, buses, autos, private vehicle connectivity, etc.) were identified to bring down cost and time involved for passenger and freight movement.
Balanced economics for all stakeholders
The airport is to be developed on Public Private Partnership model (PPP). A detailed discussion was held on the financial viability of the airport and various models of awarding the PPP concession were deliberated upon. The State government and YEIDA assured that funds for land acquisition are availableand the process is expected to proceed smoothly.
Stakeholders and conclusion
The meeting was attended by Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Civil Aviation, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Hon’ble Minister of State for Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Shri Jayant Sinha, Hon’ble Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Shri R N Choubey, Secretary Ministry of Civil Aviation, Shri Prabhat Kumar, Chairman, YEIDA and other senior officials of the Central and the State government.
In the meeting, timelines have been fixed for various activities and responsibilities assigned. The UP government is planning to lay the foundation stone of Phase 1 of the project by October 2018.
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Function : Secretary (Defence Production) Dr. Ajay Kumar will hold a curtain raiser press conference with regard to DefExpo India – 2018.
Date : 04 April 2018.
Time : 1200 hrs
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Udit Raj, a Dalit MP says Dalits` anger against Hon. Supreme Court not the BJP
(Rahul Kumar Balley, Senior Correspondent)
On 2nd April,2018 an historic call for Bharat Bandh was given by All India Dalit Organisations against dilution of SC/ST ACT by Hon. Supreme Court of India. The SC/ST Act enshrined in the Constitution of India is meant to protect poor, innocent, and defenseless Dalits.
Behn Mayawati, President of Bhujan Samaj Party(BSP), Ambedkar Mission Society, Valmik Sabhas, Ravidass Sabhas, Sikh Sabha supported Bharat Bandh. Lahori Ram Balley, Editor Bheem Patrika and trustee of Ambedkar Bhawan, Jalandhar posted a youtube video apprising about the vicious attentions of Modi government in diluting the SC/ST ACT. Ramvilas Paswan, Ramdas Athawale, Dalit Ministers in the Modi government, under suppressed voice, also condemned the dilution of SC/ST Act. Professor Vivek Kumar, an Indian sociologist and a pubic intellectual writes: “Today dalit assertion has transcended the national boundary & has reached international levels. The dalit diaspora that has remained invisible all these years has joined Indian dalits”. The Dalit Diaspora residing in various parts of the world hugely supported Bharat Bandh. This solidarity and unity of the minority organizations shows that the dalits can no longer be suppressed
There is no denying the fact that under the BJP, backed by RSS, atrocities against the Dalits multiplied. National Crime Bureau data shows horrifying figures of atrocities against Dalits in India. Dalits do not get justice because the law –enforcing agencies are controlled by the upper caste people.
Leaders of Hindu organizations such as RSS/VHP and their allies use abusive language against the Dalits. One side Mr Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India claims a true well-wisher of the Dalits on the other side, leaders of RSS/VHP under the nose of Mr Modi`s government commit inhuman crimes against Dalits. Dalit men or women are not safe in the villages of India. Several gruesome killings of the Dalits in the past show the BJP is anti-Dalit political party. Mohan Bhagwat, head of RSS is anti-reservation. He is wants reservation should end.
Since centuries, Dalits are subject to various kinds of caste discrimination. Untouchability is rampant in many parts of the country. Dalit women are raped in a day light. Dalit men are bitten naked in the open market by the upper caste Brahmins. A dalit man is killed by upper caste people because he dared to sit on a horse. Marriage procession of a dalit bridegroom playing music was stoned by upper caste people. Brahmins are highly uncivilized, unsophisticated, and uncultured.
Udit Raj, of the BJP claims on a national NDTV debate that the anger of the Dalits is against Hon. Supreme Court not the BJP. Such greedy, opportunistic persons deserve not to be called a DALIT LEADER. A day has gone when Udit Raj was advocating for reservation in the private sectors for the Dalits. Almost twenty years back he tonsured his head and embraced Buddhism. On the condition of anonymity his close previous associate of Udit Raj said: Udit Raj is a highly selfish man. He always practiced a policy of ‘Use and Throw. He collected huge amount of money in the name of Baba Sahib Ambedkar while running All India Confederation of SC/ST organization. He is chameleon who can stoop to any level to capture power and money. Since the day he has been a BJP Member of Parliament he never raised voice in favour of the Dalits. The BJP/RSS leaders do not like him at all. He is as dead as a wood in the BJP.
Today, Dalits should not only be cautious about caste practicing Brahmins but also be alert and vigilant about persons like Udit Raj. He is neither an Ambedkarite nor a Buddhist. Brahmins are confusing this ACT with reservation. SC/ST Act has nothing to do with reservation.
Rahul Kumar Bali