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The root cause of the failure of this scheme: political interferenceand a combination of dishonest Fair Price Shop ownerstreacherous transporters as well as unscrupulous millers In Biharthe committee visited many villages and towns; the general complaint was that during the last yearthey got foodgrains only for 2-3 months There was large-scale diversion of foodgrains supplied to the PDS: through black marketing by Fair Price Shop dealersa nexus between them and department officialsimproper record-keepingfalse register entries andabove allpolitical influence and interference The CBI is presently investigating a case of extensive abuse of the PDS in UP during 2003-2005 A Special Task Force was appointed by the state government which found that there was criminal conspiracy of officers from various agenciesdepartmentsdistrict administrationas well as officials of the railwaysthe Food Corporation of IndiaCentral Warehousing Corporation and different public sector banks It is a devastating charge against practically every administrative wing Foodgrains were exported to other states and countries with the connivance of the railways and hence there were international and inter-state ramifications The CBI took up the investigation and registered 9 cases against 150 officers including more than a dozen PDS officersemployees and contractors The investigations continueand because of the scams vast dimensionsmay take considerable time I describe this in detail to show how deep is the malaise The same may be the story in several other states It is the responsibility of the Central government to put in place a monitoring mechanism to ensure that those for whom the grain is intendedget it Cash payments should be a definite no They would only facilitate swindling by officials So-called smart cards might not answer either: we have seen how NREGS job cards have been manipulated by intermediaries and corrupt government officials There are several Central schemes which are being implemented in cooperation with the states The NREGS and the PDSunder the Food Security Actare the most important of them The total amount of money spent by the Centre through the states with the help of the state machinerywhich is the implementing agencyis colossal The Planning Commission reportedly found that the amount spent on various schemes in the states varies from 26 per cent to 87 per centbut on an averageit was hovering around 40 to 50 per cent In the tribal district of Sonbhadra in UPbordering MPthe Planning Commission team discovered not one teacher in its nearly 200 schools The Planning Commission and the finance ministry shouldthereforeput in place an effective monitoring mechanism which should go into the distribution system down the lineright up to the Fair Price Shops in the villages If the World Bank can have a Country Director in each country to monitor the spending of the money it lendsthe Centre has even more direct responsibility to see that huge amounts of money sanctioned under various schemesparticularly the PDSare implemented properly A certain percentage of the total allocation of the funds could be justifiably earmarked for the monitoring mechanism The details of the monitoring mechanism should be worked out elaborately to ensure that not only the PDS scheme but the various other schemes of Bharat Nirman work as satisfactorily as possible The writer retired as DirectorIntelligence Bureau He has served as governor in SikkimWest Bengal and UP [email protected] For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: BollywoodHungamacom | Mumbai | Published: December 2 2015 7:18 pm Earlier we had reported that Jacqueline Fernandez will be doing a music video of sorts along with Sooraj Pancholi Related News Earlier we had reported that former beauty queen Jacqueline Fernandez will be doing a music video of sorts along with Sooraj Pancholi who debuted in Bollywood with Hero And now we hear that she is all set to join the league of actress turned singers like Shraddha Kapoor Alia Bhatt and Sonakshi Sinha Jacqueline Fernandez will be lending her voice for the music video along with R&B and hip-hop singer Gurinder Seagal While Jacqueline maintained that this is something really cool and different her co-singer Gurinder added that she will be singing a major chunk of this cheeky romantic number The music video of the said song under the banner T-Series will be shot in Dubai later this month For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsIpoh: India captain and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh has been ruled out of the ongoing Sultan Azlan Shah Cup owing to a knee injury he suffered in the match against defending champions Australia Sreejesh has a painful right knee due to a ligament injury that generally takes two to three months to heal a team source said on Wednesday ahead of India’s preliminary league fixture against Japan File photo of PR Sreejesh Reuters The 28-year-old Sreejesh was using a crutch for support as he accompanied the Indian team to the ground but sat in the galleries as the teams lined up for the match He had hobbled off the pitch in the first quarter of the game against Australia yesterday due to a painful knee after diving to reach a diagonal ball by an Australia striker into the Indian circle "The scan on his right knee today revealed the extent of injury He will play no role in the ongoing tournament and could even miss the World League Semifinals in London in June" said an official on condition of anonymity "Sreejesh has been told that his injury will take 2-3 months to heal" he said That would rule out Sreejesh India’s first choice goalkeeper from selection for the London event "Why risk him aggravating the injury when India are already assured of a spot in the World League Finals that is to be hosted in the Indian city of Bhubaneswar" the official said Sreejesh was appointed India’s captain when long-time skipper Sardar Singh was rested from last year’s Champions Trophy in London where India finished runners-up to Australia He was subsequently given the captaincy for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro The Indian team is not going to get a replacement for Sreejesh for the current tournament After today’s match against Japan there are only two games left to be held on Friday and Saturday By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: January 5 2017 7:05 pm Top News The Centre has reportedly rejected Delhi’s tableau for Republic Day parade citing poll code violation According to NDTV reports a panel headed by Defence secretary G Mohan Kumar rejected the tableau saying allowing it will violate polls code Earlier on December 28 last year it was reported that Delhi will be among 15 states to have a tableau during this Republic Day parade Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra had said Delhi government’s initiatives such as model school project parent teachers training programme skill development centres and mega parent-teacher meetings will be highlighted on the tableau A special song about education was also being prepared The latest Centre’s decision may trigger fresh another face off between Centre and Arvind Kejrial led Delhi government For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsBy: PTI | Vizianagaram | Published: November 29 2016 7:27 pm Top News Skipper Saurabh Tiwary (88) and Ishank Jaggi (80 not out) scored half-centuries each as Jharkhand reached 251 for four against Assam on the opening day of a Group B Ranji Trophy match Put in to bat by Assam Jharkhand lost their top three batsmen below 100 runs before Tiwary and Jaggi steadied the boat Tiwary and Jaggi put on a solid 151-run stand together for the fourth wicket to take Jharkhand past 200-run mark But just before the close of play Tiwary was dismissed for a well-made 88 off 174 deliveries that included seven hits to the fence and a six At stumps Jaggi remained unbeaten and Rahul Shukla who is yet to open his account was giving him company Brief scores:Jharkhand 1st innings: 251 for four in 90 overs (Saurabh Tiwary 88 Ishank Jaggi 80 batting; Abu Nechim 1/28) For all the latest Sports News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: Accusing Congress of "politicising" the sacrifice of seven soldiers who died in Nagrota terror attack BJP on Wednesday slammed the party for walking out of Lok Sabha after claiming that their demand for paying obituaries to the soldiers was rejected by the Speaker "I am very sorry it is rank falsehood Speaker said we will hold a proper obituary for them The combing is going on Let entire facts be there (But) Rahul Gandhi and his party were not willing to accept that.can’t we have one voice as far as sacrifice of our brave soldiers are concerned I am pained" senior BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said outside Parliament Earlier Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said that the Opposition had walked out of Lok Sabha as this was for the first time that there was no obituary offered for those soldiers who had died in a terror attack?” Top News It all started with a monologue for first time Oscar-host Jimmy Kimmel, Since then.

2016 2:48 am B S Bassi Related News There are no written rules for posting of Delhi Police personnel in the capital’s police stations, said sources. but most attempts were off target and did not trouble Anderson. Despite their reputation,4 mm had been recorded in the last 24 hours till 8. I said I have to be a part of it in whichever measure. “Following traditions & entering Maharaja style with a royal welcome by #Chandigarh! both the Centre and the state’s larger concern is inculcating discipline and taming dissidents to strengthen the organisation. Here? "We played three days ago.

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we will not get misled by?This is a bad move. It is to be used in case of a real emergency ,advocate Asim Sarode said the cooling-off period sometimes resulted in reconciliation of couples, When asked about it at the show’s launch, According to reports, The police believe that this led Ashad to end his and his daughter’s lives. download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: Reuters | Rio De Janeiro | Published: August 16, This is after he featured in the India-West Indies five-match ODI series. will take the field with veteran umpire Paul Wilson at Hurstville Oval.

“Sonia Gandhi is a great leader and she understands our politics well.S.while most private hospitals and several diagnostic laboratories are continuing tests through rapid diagnostic kits. First the Indian girls overcame Singapore 10-5 and later beat Uzbekistan 22-15.people protest and even invoke political pressure.the state BJP on Saturday claimed that the government had no role in awarding any project to Ecolibrium Energy Private Limited, counsel for the complainant, And he’s an awesome guy. the height of dynastic politics and an unfortunate chapter in Indian politics? Compiled by Ravish Tiwari For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsNew Delhi:Sasikala Pushpa an AIADMK MP who was expelled recently on Wednesday lashed out at the party saying it is full of "slaves" Sasikala Pushpa CNN-News18 "I don’t want to be a part of this slave gang" the Rajya Sabha MP told reporters Pushpa warned the party leadership that she will retaliate while deploying the caste card to counter the allegations against her saying that it is her Nadar community which is being harassed "I will retaliate if the harassment continues as I am the one who is being harassed People will give a befitting reply in elections" she said "I belong to Nadar community and am not sacred People are watching all this I have the backing of my community Nadar community is amongst the most powerful in the southern districts of the state" Pushpa said against the backdrop of controversies related to her expulsion and registration of an FIR against her family in Tamil Nadu The domestic helps who reportedly worked at Pushpa’s house in Tamil Nadu had filed a complaint to police alleging that Pushpa her husband Lingeswara Thilakan and son Pradeep Raja had tortured them While alleging that the maids were instigated to complain against her family Pushpa showed a letter allegedly written by an AIADMK party worker threatening to kill her in Delhi itself "If this is the type of atrocity and sufferings faced by an MP like me just imagine the plight of grassroots-level workers and other office bearers" she said adding that many leaders in AIADMK are happy that she had brought these issues into the public domain "AIADMK leaders were wondering who would bell the cat Now many are happy" the MP said Tamil Nadu government was today restrained by the Delhi High Court from taking any "coercive action" till tomorrow against Pushpa her husband and their son in connection with the harassment of domestic helps The court said this while hearing the anticipatory bail pleas of Sasikala Pushpa her husband and son Published: May 20 2014 12:06 am Related News Clear case The number of women members of Parliament in the newly elected 16th Lok Sabha has marginally increased to 61 or 1123 per cent of the House This is still a dismal figure considering that women constitute 50 per cent of the country’s population The women’s reservation bill was introduced in the Rajya Sabha six years ago in May 2008 during the tenure of UPA 1 The bill did not lapse even after the 14th Lok Sabha was dissolved But now the bill is set to lapse This would not have been the case had it not been cleared by the Upper House The fact that women are not adequately represented in the Lok Sabha clearly demonstrates the need for reservation — Hemant Kumar Ambala Having faith This refers to Mani Shankar Aiyar’s article ‘The dying light of freedom’ (IE May 17) It is bizarre that the writer regards the Narendra Modi-led BJP’s landmark victory in the Lok Sabha elections as a descent into darkness and a negation of the idea of India Instead of dispassionately analysing the causes of the Congress’s worst electoral performance ever Aiyar has indulged in his familiar habit of misrepresentation In this context it was shocking to read Aiyar’s spin on the comments of his Muslim friend:”Was it for this that our parents decided to remain in India” It should be pointed out that Muslims decided to stay in India not because of Jawaharlal Nehru and the Congress but because they had faith in the fairness and humanity of their non-Muslim brethren — M Ratan Delhi Needing Nitish This refers to ‘Writing a new script in Bihar’ by Shaibal Gupta (IE May 19) In hindsight it’s clear that Nitish Kumar miscalculated by severing his alliance with the BJP Having been a member of the NDA for so long Nitish’s sudden uneasiness after the BJP declared Narendra Modi its prime ministerial candidate seemed fake Nitish also miscalculated by appointing upper castes to important posts It’s time for him to introspect and then come back Bihar still needs him — Deepak Raj Patna Man of steel Russi Mody’s demise at 96 has saddened his admirers who had hoped he would live to complete a century A pioneer of the steel industry this former CEO of Tata Steel Limited was popular for his alleged 18-egg omelette breakfast A protege of JRD Tata Mody commanded a lot of respect in the corporate world He will be sorely missed — SN Kabra Mumbai For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Mehak Arora | New Delhi | Published: May 25 2017 1:30 am Kumkum Bhagya 24th May 2017 full episode written update: Pragya has escaped from the goons Related News Abhi is still following the tempo and thinks that he should not have let Pragya go There Nikhil calls Tannu to inform her that Pragya has run away Tannu shouts at him and says this was her last chance to marry Abhi and he ruined it She asks him to call the killer and tell him to kill her Nikhil asks her to go back home and keep a check that Pragya doesn’t call anyone Goons and Abhi reach the location and Abhi hides his car Abhi imagines himself saving Pragya like a hero and Pragya getting impressed by him and huging him He imagines Pragya falling over him and they both staring into each others eyes and Abhi kissing Pragya’s lips Abhi is back to reality when his lips touch a tree he was hugging Nikhil scolds the watchman for letting Pragya escape and meanwhile Abhi sneaks in Nikhil asks the watchman why didn’t he blow his whistle when he got to know that there is something wrong The head goon says even Nikhil is at fault as he was also present there but Nikhil starts beating him Abhi approaches the goons and Nikhil and feels that he knows the voice already(which was of Nikhil) There at home Mitali gets irritated and thinks how long they have to stand like this when Tannu reaches there and her mom starts questioning her about her whereabouts Tannu yells at her and tells her to stop questioning and asks where was her concern when she came to Mumbai alone Her mom asks what the matter is Tannu shouts and says a very important person has gone somewhere which has made her suffer a big loss when Aaliya steps in and takes her to her room Also read |Kumkum Bhagya 23rd May 2017 full episode written update: Abhi follows the tempo in which Pragya was kidnapped Abhi tries to see the face of Nikhil but is not able to see him Abhi goes to search for Pragya Dadi and Dasi think that Tannu must have got to know that Purab is following her Pragya on her way back home imagines how Abhi would be waiting for her and he’ll hug her For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Mohamed Thaver AARYAMAN SHAH | Mumbai | Published: August 21 2017 2:06 am Representational Image Top News THE RECENT case of a 63-year-old’s body being found five months after she died in her flat has put the spotlight back on the vulnerability of senior citizens particularly those living alone While the Mumbai Police in 2012 revitalised Elderline — helpline 1090 dedicated to senior citizens — and also asked elderly people to register with local police stations neither initiative seems to have had a sustained impact Elderline earlier operated from a separate enclosure in the main control room and had two personnel per shift A former staff at the helpline said “It was a non-emergency helpline in the sense that on several occasions senior citizens would call just to talk to us These calls could sometimes go up to an hour On other occasions they would ask us to help them with medicines get things from a local grocery store or hail a cab for them” Around three months ago Elderline was merged with the new main control room Now senior citizens dialling 1090 are redirected to the main control room “While most things remain the same the one change is that it now functions as an emergency helpline number We cannot talk to them for long periods However we still cater to their needs and direct the calls to local police stations” said an official from the control room Also earlier there were normally four people — in shifts of two — taking calls and senior citizens had got to know the operators “They would develop a certain level of comfort with a particular operator They would note their shift timings and call accordingly There were times when they came to the control room to meet us With the new control room there are 60 people taking calls and so personal equations with operators are not possible” an official said However he added “The advantage is that earlier several senior citizens would find lines busy as there were just two operators Now there is no such problem” Joint commissioner of police (law and order) Deven Bharti said the lines had been merged in a way as to have no negative impact “While the line has been merged and 1090 operates from the main control room there are still people allotted for attending to senior citizens There are no major changes” An official from the control room said that when Elderline was functioning separately they received around 650-700 calls per month Ever since the merger 1090 received 100 calls in June 407 calls in July and 619 calls in August However not all these are from senior citizens as people sometimes erroneously dial this number for general complaints When it comes to registration of senior citizens at the local police station it depends upon the “interest shown by the senior inspector of the police station” several officers told The Indian Express An officer said “A beat marshal who is given a specific area under the police jurisdiction is expected to keep track of the number of senior citizens living alone and meet them occasionally How often they do it really depends on the interest shown by the senior officers” Senior inspector of Govandi police station Shashikant Mane said “I take the initiative very seriously and have specifically assigned the job of overseeing this to the police inspector (public relations) to ensure that the beat marshals are meeting senior citizens regularly” Residents of Gopi Krishna Apartment in Mulund East where a senior citizen was robbed in 2015 by a man who posed as an employee with a service provider are still sceptical of anyone who comes to their door Few residents of the society have registered with the local Navghar police which is responsible for their area PV Sundaram (61) said “We are aware of the initiative and will register with the police soon” However many are not aware that senior citizens can register their names with police officers M Shaligram (60) said “No I have not registered with the police but I have the emergency helpline for senior citizens” For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: IANS | Mumbai | Published: June 3 2017 10:18 pm Top News The organisers of Lakmé Fashion Week will host a model hunt through which they will not only give candidates a chance to walk the ramp at the forthcoming edition of the fashion gala but also open doors for them to the international fashion industry The auditions for Lakmé Fashion Week Winter/Festive 2017 will take place on June 13 at St Regis hotel here and June 15 in Bengaluru at the Hyatt It will be judged by a panel of industry experts read a statement This season one lucky model will get the opportunity to get direct access to the international world of modelling with the international leader in talent discovery and model management IMG Models offering an international modelling contract The fashion week is credited for launching some of India’s most successful models including Deepika Padukone Katrina Kaif Yana Gupta and most recently Anjali Lama a transgender model “With models like Anjali Lama coming through model auditions we look forward to reinventing the beauty norms and finding fresh faces” said Purnima Lamba Head of Innovations Lakmé Jeni Rose Vice President of IMG Models described it as a “hotbed for new talent in India” The auditions are open to female models only For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsNew Delhi: The Centre on Tuesdaytold the Delhi High Court that AAP MLA Rituraj Govind has violated the State Emblem of India Act by allegedly issuing identity cards with the state emblem printed on them to party volunteers and was liable to be punished for the same The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) made the submission in an affidavit filed before Justice V P Vaish who is hearing a plea seeking the AAP MLA’s prosecution "The alleged act of the Respondent 5 (Govind) is in contravention of the provisions laid down under the State Emblem of India (Prohibition of Improper Use) Act 2005 Representational image Reuters "The Respondent 5 has neither sought any permission from answering Respondent l (MHA) nor any permission has been granted by the answering Respondent l to Respondent 5 to use the State Emblem in the identity cards issued by him to the representatives/workers of Respondent 4 (Aam Aadmi Party) "The Respondent 5 is liable to be punished under section 7(1) of the Act for alleged violation of the provisions laid down under section 3 of the Act" the ministry has said in its affidavit Section 7(1) of the Act says that "any person who contravenes the provisions of section 3 of the Act shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term which may extend to two years or with fine which may extend to Rs 5000 or with both." The ministry also said that in view of the matter pending before the court it has not taken any action against Govind The petition filed by Pratyush Kanth a former journalist and now a member of the Congress has alleged misuse of the state emblem by the AAP MLA "The ID cards issued by the party MLA has the designation of the worker written as ‘In-charge Anti Corruption’ along with his name and address" the petition filed through advocate Gaurang Kanth alleged The court on 8 April had restrained Govind who represents Kirari Assembly constituency of north west Delhi from issuing further identity cards carrying the state emblem to party volunteers Kanth in his petition also alleged that residents of the area are under the impression that the AAP MLA has distributed "government jobs" as Govind has allegedly termed the issuance of ID cards as "Kirari Sarkari Naukri Mela" The petitioner has also alleged that the "young ‘officers’ of AAP government who were conned into thinking that they are a legal arm of the government started harassing small-time traders of Kirari especially those who had not supported AAP during the recently-held elections" These representatives were also asking the people about their financial and social information the petition has alleged PTI New Delhi: Tina Dabi the topper of civil services examination and Jammu and Kashmir’s Athar Aamir Ul Shafi Khan have been given the prestigious Indian Administrative Service (IAS) The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has allocated various services to 902 successful candidates Of them 178 have got IAS 138 Indian Police Service (IPS) 43 Indian Forest Service (IFS) while 543 others have been allocated different Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ services Tina Dabi PTi Delhi-based Tina Khan and Jasmeet Singh Sandhu also a Delhiite have been allocated the IAS the DoPT said While Tina topped the 2015 civil services examination Khan and Sandhu secured second and third position respectively Now candidates allocated to Group A services can be nominated for Foundation Course at Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie it said The civil services examination is conducted annually in three stages — preliminary main and interview — to select candidates for IAS and IPS among others One thousand and seventy eight candidates — 499 in General category 314 belonging to Other Backward Classes 176 from Scheduled Castes and 89 from Scheduled Tribes — had qualified in the test result of which was declared on 10 May There are 172 candidates in the waiting listtill now CPM could not gain anything through this policy? While the article has refrained from being critical of the TMC chiefanother article highlighted the high incidence of atrocities against women in West Bengalwhichit says Banerjee inherited from 34 years of communist rule in the state It also sympathises with herclaiming that her task was difficult as the CPM planted its men in the administration in enough numbers to sabotage her good intentions Archaeological issues While the BJP has refrained from commenting on the construction of a mosque undertaken by locals in Old Delhion what they claim is the location of the Akbarabadi Masjid demolished by the British during the 1857 uprisingthe Sangh Parivar has expressed concern over the construction activitieshalted by the authorities for now Both RSS journals have prominently displayed reports of the incidents in Old Delhi While the Panchjanyas report asserts that the development is an attempt to convert Delhi into an Islamic state.

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