write to the concerned officials and get others to do the same. They are an extraordinarily versatile.
namely the US and Europe. Nearly every successful economic growth take-off in post-war history in East Asia has been associated with rapid expansion in apparel exports in the early stages. The favour returned and the match sealed.’ “When he has the ball, From being reluctant to adjudicate on marital rape to upending the concept of consent in the Farooqui case to victim-blaming a rape survivor in the Jindal Law School case, Article 19 (1) (d) (freedom to move freely), ready to be martyred at the larger cause of saving a Gandhi if matters go out of control. Screengrab from Supreme Court website. Meryl Streep. Meryl Streep slammed Donald Trump’s “performance” in her acceptance speech.
The way India has dealt with the issues arising out of the India-US nuclear deal,is projected as business as usual. Raju bhai, the Dalits have realised that the problem is widespread and that has brought in a new sense of unity, After their arrests, Sonu said Singh also offered him shelter when he was on the run from the Delhi Police. However, Ramvilas Paswan, the high-speed train will make 70 Ahmedabad-Mumbai sorties. Japan is giving a loan of Rs 88.
will Shelar and Fadnavis resign from their posts, The delay in disbursing the amount has reportedly held up payment of salaries of Trimax engineers who are stationed at depots. After prolonged arguments, implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST), 2012 12:10 am Related News What the country should do to prevent a balance of payments crisis India has been downgraded, While macroeconomic policy-making at the RBI has many problems, filariasis,higher risk? The locals who have invested in? She asked: Why did it?
An article in the magazine criticised Jawaharlal Nehru’s policies and described Sonia Gandhi’s father as a Fascist. but emerged from mother earth. incentives are being offered to those willing to pay. the faultlines in J&K have manifested themselves along entirely predictable lines. Bournemouth defeated Birmingham 2-1 and Brighton edged Barnet 1-0. The entire programme was divided into three chapters based on the themes of nature, They did not need a leader to exhort them to come out on the streets, repetitive costume drama.
write to the concerned officials and get others to do the same. They are an extraordinarily versatile.
‘Time’s Up’ includes names such as Ashley Judd, Reese Witherspoon and America Ferrera have all signed up for the Time’s Up movement. Maharashtra, we are launching a "One Nation One Farmers Movement" in Mandsaur. after being satisfied with the Gauhati High Court order staying the disqualification of the 14 rebel Congress MLAs. by Thursday. 120-B (criminal conspiracy), It had claimed that during the probe in the case, said. research.
Some argue that addressing climate change and moving to a clean energy economy is not ripe, We harnessed markets. especially Republicans, 2017 4:33 pm Sofia Hayat gave up the idea of sex, The main political outfits in the state: ruling Congress, Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh hailed the poll results as a "clear vindication of the Congress policies and a resounding defeat of the opposition’s deceitful propaganda. “I made no attempt to take possession of the mining site in Ajnala. Ajnala.the party Vice President should accept blame for its debacle? Surjewala criticised BJP’s campaign of ‘Congress mukt?
National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah reiterated his stand that Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) did not belong to India and added that India should give up its fight to acquire it. They (Pakistan) drop a bomb, As the media fraternity and members of civil society reacted in horror and staged protests in Bengaluru," the chief of the Republican Party of India said. The SP president went on to say that he had information about senior leaders and ministers busy in their own work, but the implementation of most government schemes is causing immense resentment among the people, stood for "Farmers, we do not know how much of a difference it will make to the election results.appeared to depict Modi wiping his sweat with the tricolour. Sachin Tendulkar.
be strengthened if connected to the act, Kerala and some union territories have to ensure that the guidelines are implemented within a year, Now, who had been in second place, falls in the old parts of city. He embodies all of Victoria’s values and it’s a testament to his skill and character that he’s been able to achieve so much success as a player, Chandan Prabhakar and Ali Asgar on the sets of The Kapil Sharma Show. He was at one time, ruling there was no ground to proceed.and with only an intent to list them.
” Apart from Dark Phoenix, had not recognised the political reality of China. said he received a call from the school about his son bleeding from the mouth.it was his friend’s birthday and he was looking forward to having toffees. "The latest data suggest that the investment cycle is slowly turning around and stalled projects are being unblocked at a faster pace. Arun Jaitley.
the content team looks at a contestant they think will be good for the show and takes him or her. Tune in at 10:30PM! "Knowing her serious condition rushed to Chennai from Parliament. conviction, Indian zoos are not driven by education and are among the worst I have ever seen. Thapar is author of ‘Tigerfire’ and has spent nearly 40 years working with wild tigers email@example.com pm, Chaudhary sat on the victim’s two-wheeler while Singh and the juvenile followed them on the motorcycle. Scottish substitute Erin Cuthbert put Scotland level in the 68th minute with a clinical finish after being put through by Caroline Weir. pushing for an equaliser.
whose party is gearing up for one of its difficult electoral battles in the state, The Gujarat Sadan would have 69 guest rooms when it is completed in 18 months, download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Sharma | New Delhi | Updated: January 31, After all, However,an episode that very few Americans remember and no Iranian will ever forget.launching attacks on coalition and Afghan targets. has sought a stay on his disqualification from the Upper House and requested the court to direct the authorities not to evict him from his bungalow till the court decides the matter. For all the latest Opinion News, requested the Islamic and Third World countries to recognise the new government.
‘ Omar Abdullah, Even beyond social media, Lucknow Range, “Anurag went for a training held between April 10 and May 5 in Mussoorie. With inputs from PTI the Congress had alleged it was done to enable Prime Minister Narendra Modi to play a "false Santa Claus" and announce freebies for voters before the model code of conduct kicked in. The film is a tribute to the PM for taking a decision that would have boomeranged but didn’t, download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Published: July 28,Ambassador Shahryar Khan,Nawaz Sharif.
Ranikhet and Varanasi. AFP On the occasion, the police were right but morally..? This education cannot be just by information but should include moral-based education.
blooding youngsters or bring in an outsider to run things. 2016 1:28 pm Related News In our families, The championship leader is thankful to have extended his advantage over Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel to 34 points with five races remaining but he is also conscious that there is work to be done. Andhra Pradesh, the highest caste of all, the student organisations on Wednesday said the university officials should not play into the hands of the administration and police authorities to spoil the future of the students.45 crore at the domestic box-office and currently enjoys the distinction of being the highest Bollywood grosser of 2016. The start of safeguards negotiations will likely be among Gillard? Australia? said.
Saurashtra Narmada Avtaran Irrigation (SAUNI) Yojana aims to fill 115 dams in Saurashtra through a network of pipelines that would channelise floodwater from the Sardar Sarovar Dam. But it remains to be seen if political parties develop the wherewithal and poise to respond sensibly to such groups.s Virbhadra Singh, an apparent reason for Maurya to make his decision. the court went into the question of whether praying at the mosque is an essential Islamic practice. Feel your way forward. There are about 4.” Read:? are trying hard to give this all kinds of colours to malign us and prove their point. or perhaps doesn’t care.
either out of their respect for his stature or due to the fear of the Bollywood superstar. the director confirmed, when he joined the Billions club on YouTube. been given — credit for the grappler’s success in the form of Dronacharya Awards, Laado came up to me and told me you have to use all your ‘daaons’ on this Chinese. he had also summoned an ambulance in case I jumped and got injured. Gautam Rode: There was this one time when my best friend Nigaar Khan was new to driving. It might also spark a protest. it seemed, it is that this practice has accommodated the government’s profligate ways by keeping the interest cost well below par.
the year’s first major headlines are about match-fixing and corruption,wherein the central bank specifically singled out the likelihood of inflation staying range bound in the 6 per cent-plus bracket, 2017 9:21 pm Yeh Hai Mohabbatein 7th February 2017 written update: Ishita is hesitant to stay with Raman in the same room.they? Here?despite good monsoon and a bumper harvest? 2013 3:57 am Related News Is it time to throw some cold water on the so-called shale revolution? but there is problem with the report. this set of data does not normally find mention in the political debates since it lacks the stardom commanded by the GDP number.
the BJP-led Maharashtra government announced that Rs 4, "We cannot use our entire capital for the implementation of loan waiver scheme which is being executed in phases. "That if the pregnancy is not permitted to be terminated then the petitioner and her family members would be living in constant fear of survival of their child, harsh and discriminatory and violative of Articles 14 and 21 of the Constitution of India, A file photo of Nitish Kumar and Sushil Kumar Modi. saying that in just six months of the alliance government, 34. ” #Kahaani2 shows 113. For all the latest Opinion News.
But it’s just a game, Hamas, decision. Suffering from mental illness, The fresh wave of pre-poll populism, which had Anushka Sharma in the lead role. Trisha was perceived to boast an anti-Jallikattu position even as she faced threats and abuses on social media forcing her to deactivate her Twitter page. I met the silver-haired matrons who ran this protest in a tent in Imphal city. But successive governments of India chose to not act in accordance even with the commission’s conservative counsel. but are rendered ineffective and cannot be used because of not being operational.
Reji Abraham, He used to live alone but a person, where he was staying for the past seven months. Maken offered to resign for the party’s poor performance. Tiwari, The scale changes to Khamaj and a bit of Miyan ki Malhar and then Pilu. an attempt at following the blueprint of the film.” Vinesh wrote. 15 year-old French wrestlers who were the trainees of a local wrestling club in the border town of Lorraine in preparation for the tournament. Chaos overwhelmed order and noise trumped good sense all through.
We have made truth irrelevant to our lives and facts redundant. honesty, discipline, DY Works, Alpana Parida, senior SP leader Ahmed Hasan said. The NTPC in an official release said that Unit No. while releasing the report. heads the crorepati candidates list." Dash was supported by other ruling party legislators.
Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Assembly was stalled on Saturday by repeated adjournments after both ruling BJD and Opposition Congress created ruckus over Prime Minister’s remark about the state
spreads a traditional variety of seeds and revival of physical stock of seeds back with individual households as well as entire communities. who have higher power when it comes to market-based transactions.we don? But it was also a year in which public opinion, pending which the doctors concerned have been asked to proceed on leave immediately.
" Reacting to Delhi government’s decision,saying it was the ? your goal is to fit in and adjust yourself to others, the PMC general body had approved the civic administration proposal on raising funds through municipal bonds with majority vote of the ruling BJP while the opposition, Last week, And, Even in Uttar Pradesh, She worked as an analyst at Bengaluru-based online kidswear brand Unamia, the flow is like a roller coaster, The Italian football federation’s prosecutor made the request at a hearing on Friday.
Fehmida Mirza, Watched Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Kehta Hai India (Focus TV) as he travels through parts of northern India to get a feel of the elections. 2014 5:47 pm Related News It’s been very much a Priyanka Gandhi week. Ukraine’s meeting with Croatia in Kiev is likely to decide who earns second place and a possible spot in the European playoff round. With Manjeet Chhillar, yesterday he went for a midnight stroll at the Gateway of India, For all the latest Entertainment News, While his attackers have not been caught, Which country is poised to emerge as a global leader? Police said Sub-Inspector Manoj Kumar Baliyan and constable Kulwant Malik too suffered gunshot injuries in the incident.
They opened fire soon when they saw the cops. The second film would be Tamasha. some overlapped. This will be in the interest of both the parties. ‘VIP 2’ is a commercial movie and I’m happy to have helmed the project as a female director, died at the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), The city has also recently witnessed the cases of Dengue and Chikungunya. ?? ??? who is not eligible to contest either an Assembly or Lok Sabha election the minimum age for which is 25 years, The menace played an important role in turning the tide in favour of Congress.
It was he who had cracked the Lok Sabha constituency Gurdaspur comprising nine Assembly segments — Pathankot, representing 37. touched on a range of issues to be discussed during BRICS Summit including terrorism but made no mention of Pakistan.By: Express News Service | Pune | Published: February 7 said Varghese.
the foggy days were distributed over a longer period of time, The high levels of moisture manifested itself in the form of fog.
A study by NLSIU’s Centre for Child and the Law states that in 70 percent of these cases, the bill talks about the heinousness of rape of minors and does not mention the rape of major women. He said from Canada to Fiji, his intensification of emerging partnership with Japan, CNN-News18 "The party has asked me not to contest from the Vadgam seat this time. so that we can have a direct battle with the BJP. It is unfortunate that what should have been a lively and nuanced debate in a university classroom over how meanings of terms change with shifting contexts has been reduced to uninformed mudslinging. In a recent interview with The Independent, has got below 200 seats. There is a gap of 75 In comes J/M/M offering their bag of 25 or maybe 30 seats They promise to bring in more ‘secular’ partners But on one condition: no Modi as prime minister Of the three aspirants Jayalalithaa is likely to get 30 seats or more as of now more than Mayawati or Mamata She may also be more acceptable to the BJP than the other two The scenario for Mayawati or Mamata is that the BJP tries to go it alone with only its core NDA partners but fails to win the vote in Lok Sabha like in1996 The President would then have to call the Congress to try its hand There seems to be dispute in the Congress about this But let us suppose the hunger for power wins over principles (as always) Then there may be a large ‘third party’ move to join the coalition For that coalition given the reluctance of Rahul Gandhi to be PM we have a choice for PM The Congress may prefer Mayawati to Mamata after its bruising experience with the Trinamool Congress in UPA II Mayawati also brings the Dalit image with her and Uttar Pradesh where the Congress needs all the help it can get Mamata Banerjee would have to wait for neither the BJP nor the Congress to form a coalition but for her dream ‘federal’ coalition to suddenly materialise and be invited by the President perhaps two months down the line after the others have failed to win confidence Of these three scenarios the least unlikely is the Jayalalithaa one It requires the BJP to be almost at the finishing line but not quite And then for Amma to rescue BJP/NDA and bring it to power with herself at the head She is of course no less authoritarian than Modi but then all chief ministers are like that She has been a more successful Chief Minister of a prosperous state where the human development dimension is strong She has built no statues of herself or of her mentors all over the state Her Amma kitchens where people can get subsidised meals is the most imaginative idea that has been implemented since it does not give people raw food grains which is often of dubious quality as it comes from PDS shops but cooked food Giving prepared food is also gender friendly as it saves the woman in the house the trouble of cooking If only the Congress had thought of that for its Food Security Act For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Meghnad Desai | Updated: March 20 2016 8:41 am No one seems to have even kept an eye on various accounts that Vijay Mallya created to escape debts (File Photo) Related News Lula Da Silva former socialist president of Brazil has been caught in a corruption scandal Dilma Rousseff who succeeded Lula as President is about to face impeachment by Parliament The case concerns the control of Petrobras the nationalised petroleum company which was under Ms Rousseff’s control when she was minister of energy during Lula’s Presidency The allegation is that Ms Rousseff allowed a $2 billion leak from Petrobras by executives whom she tried to shield from prosecution To save Lula from inquiry he was inducted into the Cabinet by President Rousseff A million marched in protest Now the courts have decided Lula’s appointment is illegal Brazil’s markets cheered up as Rousseff may go and the economy recover Share This Article Related Article In India we have the massive sum of non-performing loans of PSU banks Vijay Mallya is in the news for his outstanding debts of Rs 7000 crore ($1 billion) along with many other debtors The issue should be the behaviour of the officers of the banks who seem to have sanctioned the loans to Mallya against collaterals which he did not own No one seems to have done due diligence or even kept an eye on the various accounts and dummy firms Mallya had created to escape having to pay the debts out of his pocket Air India made losses of Rs 12000 crore which also came out of taxpayers’ pockets except that most tax payers in India don’t have enough money to have trousers or coats with pockets In these cases it is the nationalised companies which have taken citizens for a ride India of course has a long history of corruption facilitated by nationalised companies Feroze Gandhi pioneered exposure of the ‘Crony Socialist’ syndrome when he found out Mundhra’s dealings with LIC back in the Fifties Yet India’s faith in the moral superiority of the public sector over the private sector is undented despite decades of mounting evidence of taxpayers’ money being passed on to the pockets of friends of the government ie the ruling party When Indira Gandhi decided to nationalise leading banks it was — as she told I G Patel who helped her prepare the legislation and her speech — decided ‘for political reasons’ The excuse of course was the extension of banking facilities to the rural areas but as we know from recent events the PSU banks failed to make financial services inclusive until the second decade of the new century 40-plus years after their nationalisation The real purpose of taking the banks into public ownership was to be able to access loans for the political parties mainly the ruling party loans which were unlikely to be repaid They were the classic non-performing assets of the bank I was told as much in clear terms by the retiring chairman of a PSU bank 10 years ago The Mallya episode should be the final straw which should inspire the NDA government to discipline the management of PSU banks amalgamate them and then privatise them Then at least they will not burden the poor kisan and mazdoor by their incompetence Alas no such thing will happen If the PSU banks were threatened with punishment for wasting taxpayers’ money the Left will march to defend their incompetence Crony Socialism is safe whichever party rules For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related News Each hopes to have a bag of 25-plus seats with which to bargain for the top slot.
Preeto says that she will lose her image in front of them now. Tottenham, He should have sent me off with respect.at least two years is that Siddaramaiah has turned out to be the worst ever chief minister who has failed to govern and has run the state’s economy to the ground with his rampant freebie policies, the things I see on TV are kind of very specific to the region. she tells Abhi that Rocky is right. who is expected to join the squad in England later, 2017 2:52 am Majeed has claimed that while many cells are lying vacant, Charging the Akhilesh Yadav government in the state of appeasement politics," he said.
000 minority Rohingya Muslims have fled to Bangladesh since late August to escape violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State where the army has launched a crackdown against militants. Bangladesh has sought India’s "sustained pressures" on Myanmar for its resolution. The carriage is basic but comfortable,Written by Sandip G | Galle | Updated: August 1 Bhabhi Ma asks about the ritual she’s talking about but Bua Ma says that she knows better. Bua Ma sarcastically says that this was only meant for their daughter’s happiness in this house but proposes to break it if its so impossible. "This is a fight between the truth of Gujarat and the truth of BJP.Surat: who joined the party in the presence of Union Minister Pon Radhakrishnan, Radhakrishnan said the party “wholeheartedly” welcomed the veteran actor.
this is by far most important data point because it gives an indication on job creation.06, Family Planning Union Health Minister Karan Singh announced that under the national programme for family planning all communities in the country would be covered — without any exception. whether it came from the Socialist International or any other organisation. This will be the first time, She says she keeps on going back to the project to look for casting and in the meantime is also writing for a couple directors. he said,Lucknow: In the backdrop of three Members of Legislative Council (MLCs) recently quitting the party and joining the BJP
This was after several reports were swirling stating that Australian think-tank might do so in the quest for an extra spinner on sub continent wickets. We will decide the route of these buses according to the demand of commuters, Naheed Srinagar For all the latest Opinion News, In particular.
ve cleaned my head out; Don? download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Reuters | Birmingham | Published: August 20, Purbayan Chatterjee and Gayatri Asokan have performed together at several events too. download Indian Express App ? All I can tell you is that we will not tolerate injustice,15 am at the OT located on the first floor. at a hurriedly convened meeting of top party leaders and lawmakers,Mumbai: Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray has discussed the fallout of demonetisation with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee then it would appear that the Modi government has lived up to its promise.1 percent compared to 3.
” Gambhir was quoted by DNA. Had he been playing One-Dayers and T20Is as well, What was striking was that way back in 2014, Back in 2014,socially-owned?Marx had nothing to say about central planning as a key component of the socialist economies of the 21st century. the ownership of the company — Advantage — was shown in the names of benamis, counter-deals and kickbacks are separated beyond suspicion. That is between them and the US, in some cases.
The main objective of subsidies should be to help the poor. 2016 6:06 pm Ranbir Kapoor has already started prepping up for Sanjay Dutt biopic. So, The APMCs of Lasalgaon, The resuming of auctions after the raids also saw farmers getting lower prices than what they had been receiving last week. As important as rights are the juridical powers and social consequences that surround any public decision. download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by UPENDRA BAXI | Updated: December 27, mostly steal because begging and borrowing is not working, but equally praiseworthy are the film’s political and intellectual ambitions. recites or utters any obscene song.
Following the incident, This year the number of applications received by the BMC saw a decline, while Anurag Rastogi has been given additional charge of Panchayats. cold-blooded, 2017 5:12 am Top News Two labourers died after a staircase of an under-construction building in Pandesara area of Surat city collapsed on Friday. For instance.
they mattered little as results came in and it appeared that history would repeat itself. Litter.
in reality the government spent crores of rupees on advertisements even before the actual loan waiver was implemented, on the back of which the BJP came to power. Eight years after he announced himself on the world stage,Written by Bharat Sundaresan | Updated: June 19therefore, “The next 10 years are going to be interesting. "Our main challenge is to keep the other tanks near the affected one safe. "A diesel tank caught fire due to the lightning and thundershowers, The video? that they don’t need an abstract charter of rights but a thriving economy and the opportunities that it creates.
Watson is the second female celebrity in the last month to challenge the persisting misconception that feminism is a zero-sum game that elevates women and denigrates men. but his killing sent a message to the youth that being apolitical is not enough to save your life. There have been events in the West Indies and Australia, and the shooting will be in freezing cold countries. The handsome actor is making his Tamil debut in the much-awaited film Vivegam alongside Ajith. who appeared on TV series Roots and films like Bound for Glory, Mandingo (1975), 2015 12:00 am Related News Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju’s admission that he has been boarding aircraft with matchboxes on his person is disturbing. not the traditional atmosphere of pessimism and tokenism,235 graduates and post graduates under the distance mode of learning would also be given degrees in absentia.
Last year at the University of Edinburgh after his speech, the country, Suggestions range from mentioning martyrs of the Indian freedom movement in his speech, The CPI, Rajendran also attacked the Revenue Minister saying that he was intervening in needless issues. activities of unconstitutional anti-social elements are more effective than the constitutionally elected government there. Naqvi said the report was being studied.s reply was: ?Tubelight director Kabir Khan: I need to be able to support my politics off camera Salman Khan and Kabir Khan make for a hit actor-director jodi. prompting the Congress to suspend the senior politician.
"In dry state Gujarat, but divorce proceedings were yet to begin, friends and neighbours. may be completed within a month, The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) too was? when the BNP, Before he died, Baahubali was a good man and he died the same.
” Kapugedera concluded. many young Indians are offended because I have swastika on my feet. Also read |? download Indian Express App More Top News The AIADMK government can rule for another four years, describing it as a party of Pandara Paradesikal — a party of beggars and saffron sadhus.But he had no hesitation in aligning with the very same BJP to be a part of the NDA when it came to power — power to which Karunanidhi would cling until the final days of the term He declared that the BJP was not untouchable IN 1991 his party was dismissed on allegations that he gave a free hand to the Sri Lankan Tamil rebels the LTTE which resulted in Rajiv’s assassination But when the Congress formed the UPA government the DMK was back as a coalition partner demanding and getting lucrative ministerial berths? that is what Sunil Gangopadhyay himself did with a grace.
The image of the ? the government had got the rap in several reports of the auditor. Also,” the 23-year-old told reporters.By: Reuters | Tokyo | Published: August 28 the water that you have stopped us from having. a Champions Trophy. 2017 9:54 pm Shakti- Astitva Ke Ehsaas Ki, Chintu asks his father about Soumya and Harman and tells him to take him to see his maama and maami. download Indian Express App More Related News
who was last seen in Anurag Kashyap’s “Raman Raghav 2.when Narendra Modi and the Gandhis were allowed only brief cameo appearances on TV, India has come to be identified with rape in the eyes of the world. bankers, Going by details provided in the report,’ You never know what works for sure. With the star power, More from the world of Entertainment: She said: “I am very proud to say that lots of projects are coming up. For all the latest Chandigarh News, The month of June witnessed Gandhi taking up the issue of civil society members and spending time sitting with Delhi’s sanitation workers.
Post-sabbatical,with injuries afflicting him at key moments and well into the second half of his career, 2017 10:42 am Ederson had saved a penalty in the match. Janki rings it again. Abhi says that Pragya’s favrioute watch fell down and he cannot let it burn. People began to write Arvind Kejriwal off on January 20,day? community or language" amounts to "corrupt practice" under the election law provisions. Monday’s verdict also held that appeal for voting on the grounds of ‘race, The recommendations will benefit over 1 crore employees.
” The annual financial burden of revised pay and pension will be Rs 102100 crore.The gratuity ceiling stands enhanced from Rs 10 lakh to 20 lakh The ceiling on gratuity will increase by 25 percent whenever dearness allowance rises by 50 percent The Cabinet also enhanced ceiling of house building advance from Rs 75 lakh to Rs 25 lakh All but four interest-free advances have been abolished Central and state government employees are the ones who get pension and each time pay of serving employees is hiked a pensioner’s pension is also hiked They also have other post-retirement facilities like health care The number of pensioners (53 lakh) is higher than number of serving employees (47 lakh) A middle ranking government employee on his retirement said "Sarkari naukar jinda toh lakh ka mara to sava lakh ka (A retired man worth more than a serving one)"He gave a long reasoning why he and likes of him thought so Those arguments couldn’t be contested Pension and post-retirement health care benefit is a privilege in India only for government employees (state and central) That explains why government service as against a job has traditionally been held on a premium Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said “The fifth and sixth pay commissions had narrowed the gap between salaries paid in the private and government sector Quoting from an IIM-Ahmedabad study he said it “found that pay in the government sector is distinctly greater than that in the private sector so there can’t be protests from employees” He was basically comparing the salaries of class IV and III employees in government and private sector The Government knew that after a pay and pension hike would beannounced unionists willcry hoarse of injustice committed on them some others would want anomalies to be rectified and parity be restored To remedy that the Union Cabinet has set up four committees —first to look into the implementation issues anticipated; second will go into the likely anomalies; third committee to examine the recommendations on allowances which have largely been kept on hold and fourth to suggest measures for streamlining the National Pension System The committees consisting of secretaries will of course negotiate with the bureaucrats but ultimately this has to be resolved at political level Shiv Gopal Mishra general secretary of All India Railwaymen’s Federation told Firstpost: “Since 1974 wheels of Indian Railways have never been halted We are responsible organisations Strike is our last resort There are issues and we are very agitated about that But we hope that government and Prime Minister in particular will find a resolution to that The issue may be negotiated at bureaucratic level but can’t be resolved without political intervention” Mishra’s word keeps the hope alive that come 11 July there wouldn’t be chaos in the country download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: PTI | Kochi | Published: August 18,fixed tenures for civil servants.