Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Scripture bunch

And they blessed Rebekah and said to her, "Our sister, may you increase to thousands upon thousands; may your offspring possess the cities of their enemies." Genesis 24:60
All my enemies whisper together against me; they imagine the worst for me, saying, Ps 41:7
But you give us victory over our enemies, you put our adversaries to shame. Psalms 44:7
For the director of music. Of David. A psalm. A song. May God arise, may his enemies be scattered; may his foes flee before him. Psslms 68:1
Don't you hear the uproar of your enemies? Don't you see that your arrogant enemies are rising up? Psalms 83:2
Those who hate me without reason outnumber the hairs of my head; many are my enemies without cause, those who seek to destroy me. I am forced to restore what I did not steal.

 Psalms 69:41:7

Presentation. Note to HS, as revised by JS, resubmitted
Entry Formula plus authenticated copies of 17th report submitted
JS's query resolved again and resubmitted
Draft Chapter I, Memo and appendix II relating to ATR on 16th report given for typing

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Poor show

Presentation and Reply profile of the Reports of the Standing Committee on Food, Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution

Sr. No.
Report
Date of Presentation
Date of furnishing of Action Taken Notes
Gap between Presentation and Action Taken
1.
18th Report on DFG (2012-13)

30 May, 2012
24 July, 2012

1 month and 23 days

2.
29th Report on DFG (2013-14)

30 April, 2013
29 July, 2013

2 months and 29 days
3.
2nd Report on DFG (2014-15)

22 December, 2014
17 April, 2015
3 months and 26 days
4.
4th Report on DFG (2015-16)

27 April, 2015
10 August, 2015
4 months and 17 days
5.
11th Report on DFG (2016-17)

3 May, 2016
10 August, 2016
3 months  and 7 days
6.
16th Report on DFG (2017-18)

20 March, 2017
02 August, 2017
4 months and 13 days-








The Committee has observed that the Department's promptness in reacting to the reports of the Committee has declined over time. For Example the Committee's 18th Report on DFG (2012-13), was presented on 30 May, 2012. The Department took hardly 2 months to furnish their reply to the recommendations of the report. On the other hand, reply to the 16th Report on DFG(2017-18) of the Department, presented on 20 March, 2017 was furnished on 2 August, 2017 ie 4 months and 13 days later, thus showing staggering inefficiency. 

Thursday, July 13, 2017

wrong figure

BIS tour question number 4 (147 A&H Centres). The correct figure: 454

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Monday, June 12, 2017

WHERE I CAME FROM

On may 13, 2016 I submitted probation report 13 January, 2015 to 12 January, 2016

(i) shortlisting 20 questions out of first 40 members' questions admitted) of questions coming under group-C of Question Branch.
(ii) checking mss and proof of starred and unstarred question of group-c
(iii) supervision of works done by DAs
(iv) inter-group transfer of questions
(v) referring of question to obtain facts from concerned ministries
(vi) miscellaneous works
Leave availed
EL 5 days 23.3.2015 to 27.3.2015;
      1 day 24.8.2015;
      8 days 15.9.2015 to 22.9.2015

Vidya Mohan COSL 5002&3
Madhu Gulati Sales & Records 4446, 4495
Suman Kalra   AO  4301, 04, 06
Ram Babu GS  5496, 5328
Vinod Kumari Khurana JRC 4521

Note dt. 9.6.2017 for report from 24 February, 2016 to 2 November, 2016

What about period between 13 January to 23 February, 2016 ?
What about period between 3 November, 2016 to 12 January, 2017?

and the relevant rule (relating to CR):-







Sunday, May 28, 2017

notes

iocl thiru, cwc thiru, fci thiru, nth madurai, bpcl madurai, cs tirupati, cs telangana,
THURSDAY

Delhi to ✈ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM

💤💤💤

FRIDAY 21.4.1017


💤💤💤


SATURDAY

22 April 2017

Discussions

FCI-CWC
IOCL
CS
BIS

💤💤

SUNDAY 23 April 
✈ to Chennai and then to ✈  Madurai

💤💤

MONDAY 24 April

BPCL

💤💤

TUESDAY 25 April
FCI
CWC
CS 
BIS
NTH

✈ to Chennai 🚗 TIRUPATI 

💤💤

WEDNESDAY

26 April 

FCI-CWC
CS
BIS

✈ to HYDERABAD 

💤💤

THURSDAY

27 April 

Site visit cherlapally of FCI/CWC

FCI-CWC
HPCL
CS
BIS

28.4.2017 Friday

Hyderabad to Delhi ✈

6.30 PM tungta

---DISPERSAL---

Thursday, May 25, 2017

PDS

About Foodgrains in various states
State
DCP centres
MSP rate
Storage-transit loss
Comp TPDS status
Movement
Monitoring of stocks
Poverty eligibility
Allocation and rates
SCF-II and Confonet
Info Centres
Helplines
Councils
Clubs
Food Safety
Kerala
599
2250/-












AP
1047
1470/-












Telangana
2178


Tender for roll out of 15159  finalised by CGG
Farm to rice mills and to FCI (boiled) and MLS (raw rice) 18X6 feet video wall monitors 1383 vehicles in command and control centre

60K to 1.5 lakh (rural) n 75K to 2 lac (urban)

Building constr. action for State Gov pending. confonet implemented
138 cases settled and 44 pending
513 registered, 506 resolved


Commissioner for food safety assisted by inspectors and analyst


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Vital Link

mhndr coming from bijli office, bg on leave

reply to qn 1 tour to madurai 25.4.2017: NTH has played a pivotal role in the development of indigenous products for industries and serves as a vital link between industrial research and manufacture of finished products under rigid quality control. Please explain with illustrations.

what are the details of the Laboratory Recognition Scheme? Whether it is incumbent upon only BIS to carry out audit of laboratories? What is the exhaustive range of laboratories included under the scheme?

Monday, April 17, 2017

observe

Call from dir at 10.45
'observe as if next time you'd be all alone doing the work. we'd be leaving delhi on 20.4.2017'

Thursday, April 13, 2017

CSs and MPs

10.29 am Nishi Malhotra, Sr Mngr BPCL 23318722, leave of absence of Chairman. pl confirm from dir's


Confirmation of Tags to Rotaprint Section

Ocs of local MPs and CSs of 4 states

Intimations:-

S.M. Vijayanand- CS and Shashi Tharoor, MP of Thiruvananthapuram
Girja Vaidyanathan- CS TN and R. Gopala Krishnan, MP of Madurai
Satya Prakash Tucker- CS AP and Varaprasad Rao Velagapalli, MP of Madurai
Shekhar Prasad- CS Telangana and Asaduddin Owaisi, MP of Hyderabad

C.S. Puttu Raju, MP

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

probation report

clarified from batch mate in works and general branch that second probation report is not asked for.

ocs of original OM (correction), letter to air india (correction), letter to ch and members (correction) received from D-Br.

Statement of work transacted during 11th session of 16th LS approved at JS level, sent.

Bills for sittings held in september till 12.3.2017 (earlier on 31.3.2017 refused) is yet again refused by B&P Br. Pretext: financial year technical problems.

Monday, April 10, 2017

the sayyer

travelled with dir, pj gangadhar and ravender sharma
me: probation report has not been received by me
dir: aayega

Transportation of dead bodies of Members of Parliament, etc. file No. F. 21 (1)/70-Genl. issued with concurrence of MoF (DoE) U.O. No. 2178 SW&K/M/72, dated 2.11.1972

statement of work transacted during 11th session of 16th LS

mhndr signed 5 days

called 4406, released com room E, pha for 12.4.2017 in favour of confidential cell

copy of wg br note sent by cb-II asked for


Cry of the flowers
Tere duniya se door
Hum gaye mazboor
Par hume yaad rakhana zaroor

Friday, March 24, 2017

15 interns

recording of file reg. draft critical analysis of the statement made by the minister under direction 73-A on the observations/recommendations contained in the Tenth report of the committee on DFG (2016-17) pertaining to the D/o Food & Public Distribution.

I marked a note from Sri cell regarding 15 interns at the disposal of drscs to dshna, SEA.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

bills

Cmpetent Maya cng man off

10.30 AM 5585 lunch, 10.45 AM icps trg from 27.3.2017 to 10.4.2017
As the canteen is dismantled and lunch is served only in rooms in PHA, I expressed interest in taking lunch in director's room.

I was told to fill up a form for training under icps that requires photo and entry of residence address. When I question, Mr. Wadhwa teased me, 'why not fill up your wife's office address"

While I was with him director called ad and told him of the same.

The training is organized by Ms Swati Palwal, EO and Mr Anunay Kumar SEA as dealing hand.

No. 2857 dt 23.2.2017 for 6839.00; 2825 dt 17.2.2017 for 1260; 3439 dt. 24.1.2017 for 2853.50; and 3590 dt 17.2.2017 for 3292.50 ; 3589 dt 17.2.2017 for 2853.50

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

papers to be laid

metro travl- confided: system of absence of casual messenger dfa not interested

hindi version of 15th report on dfg of dopfd sent for printing

d-br instructed to distribute copies of printed 12th report

lunch ifo uco bank, entry refused at gate number 4

3.30 PM two guys from dofpd with papers to be laid appeared

For binding
1st to 8th reports of 2014-15 to 2015-16 Hindi
1st to 8th reports of 2014-15 to 2015-16 English
9th to 12th reports of 2015-16 Hindi
9th to 12th reports of 2015-16 English 

opd ticket

Monday, March 20, 2017

Printing

9.25 AM Mhndr reported sick,
Hindi version of minutes of the sitting on 17.3.2017 at 5.55 PM 

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Presentation

105: fire control room
Mhndr to D Br, Bg attendance sheet for 17.3.2017 for LS and RS
Call from Chairman's asking for formula. Told about where the same is.
Approved HS note at 11.50 am
Hindi version of Minutes of the meeting on 17.3.2017 at 11.51 am
Bg's application for cs exams at 12.06 PM from AN-II
Fire Testing of entire Building at 12.20 PM
call from coord cell about e-portal 12.35 PM (ph attended by dshna)
new line 21410223 delivered, working, also parallel (already asked in the note) mentioned verbally
Lok Sabha Internship Programme - 2016-17 from SRI 3.00 PM
Circulation of all documents/papers/reports to members in electronic form through e-Portal meant for Members put up 3.11 PM


Friday, March 17, 2017

Adoption and Presentation

13 members attended, note pad gone, report all right-12.35 pm (bg)

Authenticated copies in Hindi and English of the 15th and 16th Reports sent with Entry and Formula to TOs LS and RS at 3.10 PM.

Traditionally Entry along with 4 copies each in English and Hindi of Formula are delivered along with authenticated copies of reports given to Table Offices. Also soft copies transmitted electronically.

However this time, "Hard copy of Entry, not required anymore", said LS and RS Table Offices

Entry Formula file with dshna
Press Release doca file with bg, dfpd with prt
Draft report signed by HC on 16.3.2017 file with bg (5.28 PM)


Monday, March 13, 2017

Dedicated Branch

Just before or just after presentation of the reports of Parliamentary/Standing Committees, the secretariat of the committees sends 100 copies in English and 50 copies in Hindi of the report/s to Press and Public Relations (PPR) branch; 50 English and 25 Hindi to Publication Counter; and 10 English and 5 Hindi to Library Acquisition Branch. All such branches are located in Parliament House.

Unless there is sufficient number of manual labours like attendant, casual labours or casual messengers, chances are that the copies of the reports may not reach the rightful places. Such manual labours and vehicle drivers are in the hands of Administration Branch (AN-II). As such the committee branches are virtually in the hands of AN-II Branch.

The copies of the reports are got resographed in Distribution Branch (D-Branch), which is also responsible for circulation of materials to the residences of members in Delhi and also circulation of documents and return of office copies to the concerned branches.

A question arises as to why not the D-Branch be mandated to see that the reports for presentation/just presented reach PPR, Publication and Library in sufficient numbers.

If the above suggestion is not plausible, an entirely new branch to take care of such matters need to be created.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Blinds

Call from Dshna at 10.30, wouldn't come today. Also Dir be late.
10.29 am annexures emailed to comfood@sansad.nic.in, 11.20 pre-mat compiled and all annexures 3.03 pm Ashok from DCA 23382525 about Supplementary LoP. 'Will inform'
3.10 pm Akash from FPD 23389648. File being put up. reply'd come on time.
Attested. Gitansha dob 5.11.2011 s/o Rajesh Kr.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Meeting gears

(1) Pens
(2) Calendar
(3) Rule/Directions
(4) Name Plates
(5) Files
(6) Background Materials
(7) Welcome Speech
(8) List of witnesses
(9) Record of Members' response on calls
(10) files pending for signature of Chairman and Members, if any.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

By Tuesday

called 23382503 Sh Prem Raj Kaur, DS, Parliament Section, doca: dfg mats. be on tuesday. - ad-dir. give it by 5 pm today or your secy,  not today - dir's office 12.30 to 2.30 pm

5.46 pm ext 5585: Dir already told

amit mathur, us, to : house re-assembles on 9th and days for laying of ddfg be made know thereafter.

critical analysis to ad                    - 11.26 am

material for e-portal to coord cell - 11.26 am

approved resume of work done received at 3.45 pm - bg

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

NGOs on consumer awareness

Hearing from NGOs
Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai, sanctioned Rs. 94.45 lacs in June, 2011 for the years 2011 to 2016 (page 42 11th report on dfg 2016-17)
(1)          Does the message of consumer rights get incorporated in any academic syllabus? If so what are the details?
(2)          What are the details of lectures, seminars, symposia and conferences organized by the University? What are the impact on consumers?
(3)          Whether admission procedure in legal schools and colleges have been simplified? If so, what are the details?

Advertisement Standards Council of India (ASCI) sanctioned Rs. 10 lacs for two years for resolving complaints on misleading and false advertisements.
(1)          What are the number of cases on misleading and false advertisements received ? What are the final settlements and number of cases pending with reasons for pendency, case-wise, since September, 2015 till date.

VOICE Society, Delhi, sanctioned Rs. 40 lakh in September, 2014 (Page 43-44 11th report on dfg 2016-17)
(1)          What are the names of the 6 products and 2 services tested by VOICE Society along with the findings therefrom ? Whether the platform of such publication is not far reaching enough to reach the large mass of consumers?
(2)          Does the NGO spread the finding to the consumers? If so, what was the response of the consumers?
(3)          What are the demand pressures given to manufacturers on the consumers' behalf? What are the response therof, company-wise?
(4)          What are the details of advocacy campaigns made by VOICE Society along with the success achieved therefrom?
(5)          What are the action taken to verify claims by different brands of health related products against relevant national standards? 

minutes file names of officers from ministry; tour issue- cut, not cut...

resume of work for january  and docs for publication in members' e-portal from bg

no sitting on 10.2.2017 and a sitting on 20.2.2017 at E PHA tea corner

AT Statement from dshna    

two copies of pre-materials from dopd 5.35 pm  



consumer advocacy

An Inter-ministerial Group on Consumer Advocacy (IMGCA) has been constituted comprising key sectors –Food, Agriculture, Health, Commerce, Industry, Transport, Financial Services and Housing – to foster policy coherence and coordinated action to prevent consumer detriment. It deliberated and considered formulation of standards on garbage disposal, implementation of a National Standards on pipe supply of potable water, joint action plans for training of street food vendors to ensure hygiene and sanitation in supply of street foods etc.

A Conference on effective functioning of Consumer Fora was held at Vigyan Bhavan under the Chairmanship of the Hon’ble Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Shri Ram Vilas Paswan and the Hon’ble Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley as the Chief Guest. It was attended by the President and Members of the NCDRC, President of the SCDRC (State Commission), State Ministers of Consumer Affairs and State Secretaries of Consumer Affairs. During the meeting, the difficulties faced by the Consumer Fora and measures for improving and strengthening their infrastructure, providing adequate manpower and other facilities were discussed.

Pulses were brought under the purview of stock limits to enable State Governments to impose stock limit on all stocks of pulses to ensure increased availability of pulses in the market. Pursuant to the decision various States have imposed stock limits and conducted raids against hoarding of pulses.



hindi of intro of doca and dopd and appendix of dopd from tr 12.05 pm

copy of proceedings on 24.1.2017 for factual verification by DoF&PD 12.05 pm

minutes file, changes at dir level

Sunday, January 29, 2017

room booking

25.1.2017

10 february - e pha banquet hall
15 february - e pha tea corner
3 march       - e pha tea corner
6 march       - b pha banquet hall

attendance sheets to msa branches
12th report queries resolved, sent to printing

bg's leave appl recommended

ministry called for annexure in hindi atrs

minutes file forwarded to ad


27.1.2017
10.39 am: materials from ministry on dfg to wait till evening
recording of file on draft atr of dfpd on dfg (2014-15) recorded as b category for life

points to note:-

(1) authenticated copies of reports alongwith entry and formula, bound to LS and RS TOs oneday before presentation
(2) Chairman to decide when and who to present the report. File not yet submitted.

Letters for ad and sk chaudhary redirected and communication from dofpd reg. procurement centres given to dshna

thought of the day:-
instead of unsubstantiated remarks, why not call jewellery association of india wrt hallmarking?

Friday, January 20, 2017

the clutch plate 20.1.2017

car breakdown at ashok hotel/nehru park, called ad. dir and then 5709 (intimated situation)
background materials received and om intimating change handed over to same persons.
interpretation, reporters, refreshment intimated about change in time from 11 am to 2 pm
critical analysis sent, 40 blue ball pens requisitioned, circulation E+H sent to d-br
agenda sets to ad, dir, js and chairman got delivered.
presentation- after the 24th