Sunday, December 31, 2017

How to Repay God's Favour

Two things that happened to me on 31 December, 2017 were not very natural.

But for special occasions, carrying a pen in worship service is not my thing. But that's exactly what I did before going to Church. As never before, Gamchiam, the Church's weekly bulletin carried four pages, out of which the last two pages were left blank. May be or may be not it had a purpose. If not human intention, surely divine.

I thought may be the two unnatural happenings are a premonition about something positive waiting to happen.

The preacher based his sermon on Psalms 116 verses 1 to 19. It's mainly about Thanksgiving service. And the main focus, verse 12 that says-
What shall I return to the Lord
    for all his goodness to me?

From the vantage point in the Church's balcony, I had no intention to let go of the moment without making use of God's dispensation. I took note of the sermon.

The pastor conveyed the fact that he had driven a distance of 9230 kilometers during the year 2017, which works out to an aggregate distance of about 25 kilometers per day. Standing in the last day of the year without experiencing any mishap in bloody delhi roads, is a great fate ! To put it in another way, God had been with the pastor bountifully. His main focus was, however, the spiritual realm as much as physical.

His was a Psalms 116 based discourse on the goodness of God from the point of view of King David. David felt that God- (i) heard his voice and was gracious, and merciful; (ii) preserved and helped the poor; (iii) dealt bountifully with him; (iv) delivered his soul from death, eyes from tear and feet from a fall; (v) given him many benefits; and (vi) loosened his bonds.

Therefore, King David pledged to repay God's goodness by-
(1) loving Him; (2) calling Him for life/life long; (3) walking before the Lord in the land of the living; (4) taking the cup of salvation and calling upon God's name i.e. Jehovah's; (5) executing vows before the Lord in public; (6) offering sacrifice and thanksgiving; and (7) calling upon the name of the Lord.

Hence the blank pages in gamchiam and my carrying of pen proved useful. Praise the Lord !

Sent from my Mi phone

Monday, December 18, 2017

December 18, 2017

List of Points got approved, list of officers to represent Ministry of Civil Aviation that would form part of agenda set, received. Thereafter sitting cancelled. Accordingly:-
  1. Cancellation notice (Hindi and English) issued to members at local addresses
  2. OM to both ministries despatched
  3. sms sent and calls made
  4. note to railways, talwar electronics, reporter and interpreter branches sent
Also US's CL for December 13 & 14, 2017 got sanctioned

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Computer Repair

[13/09, 5:50 p.m.] Dong Lianthang Tonsing: 23.9.2017
BG's computer turned on (though I left it turned off yesterday) and my computer had my Gmail ( and Facebook (lianpu Tonsing) turned on and I am unable to do anything. There is no curser. In its place a bluish ring is rotating nonstop. I called the computer hardware team. Sonu (99992834812) asked me details. I said my computer is HP EliteDesk. He said the technician would attend. But no one turned up. On my query, both sonu(9999212201) and neeraj (8527740519) said that was to be attended by sahenshah (8882833812) and mulchand (8587874628) both of whose phones were not working.
At 2 pm I called land line number 4343. A voice that sounded like neeraj assured that he would report the matter to ms Sonia.
I called 4343 saying 'I want to speak to Sonia'. I was given 5536, santosh's who asked whether I want him to come to the branch. I asked him to send the technician. He said that completion of the task by the technician be reported back to them like 5055 lakhbir.
5.47 pm attendant said that he didn't open brijesh' computer yesterday. I wondered aloud who must have opened the computer... He had no answer.

Drawal of Meds in Wellness Centre

[09/10, 1:54 p.m.] Dong Lianthang Tonsing: My doctor prescribes me eptoin, wants me to keep on taking it till he finds me fit enough. In place of 300 mg tablets taken @ one tablet per day, I use to get 100 mg ones in bottles containing 120 tablets from CGHS dispensaries. And I take the medicine @ 3 tablets per day. One bottle of 100 mg tablet contains dose to last for 40 days (120 divided by 3) which is 10 days more than one month's requirement and 20 days less than 2 months's. So doctors use to round off the figure to doses for 80 days i.e. 2 months 20 days. The doctor assigned to me in Wellness Centre, Dwarka in the morning of 7.9.2017, sanctioned 200 tablets of 100 mg eptoin, which is neither rational nor issuable. The pharmacist didn't need a second look, just told me about the discrepancy. I rushed back to the doctor.
As the doctor was struggling with the antiquated computer for an he got summons from his colleagues over and over again. At last he dismissed the senior citizen in a typical Hindi, people like me don't understand. The senior citizen went out almost as soon as the doctor. As promised, the doctor returned to his seat about 5 (or is it 10 ?) minutes later. I presented my case and he made necessary corrections in the computer. I went back to the pharmacist and got two bottles of 100 mg eptoin and ecosprin tablets to last for 60 days. Others like  4 mg folvite and 500 mg gemcal remained indented. In other words, the last two items were out of stock and may be obtained later on, if available and if I visit the counter.
There is a problem of lines and queues in dispensaries. Since the receptionists enter beneficiary numbers of patients for issuing slips, the information must have hit the doctor's terminal/computer/ip automatically. So there is no need of confusions and squabbles between patients in front of the doctor's door. After all computer should well remember who gets what priority.
On behalf of the patients, the management could have exploited the ( integrated) computer system to solve the problems of squabbles in front of the doctor's chambers and in the pharmacist's counter.
A time may come when medicines of terminally ill patients are couriered to their residences.

Snippets of Information crucial to DoCA

[11/12, 2:17 p.m.] Dong Lianthang Tonsing: Misleading advertisement
AR 2015-16 p. 4, 5th para
A central registry for consumers complaint against misleading advertisement was launched. In this regard, please state:-
(a) the details, nature and number of complaints received so far; and
(b) the action taken thereon case-wise,
Consultation Meeting
6th para
Whether Doca has spelled out in detail/specific terms the achievement made in the consultation meeting with states/UTs so far.
Hindrance in Movement of Essential Commodities
P. 4 reply to LoP on EC (2(a) to (c)
To what extent does declaration of commodities as essential hinder trade and commerce. Details of instances for the last 3 years may be given.

Being Fashionable

[06/12, 8:23 p.m.] Dong Lianthang Tonsing: They say one-nine jeans. Not that my father had no money, I never coveted the wearers. Then came garwood, Paco, pepe and a whole lot of them in Lamka. All this while I didn't have nor liked any brand in vogue.
I landed (or is it crawled) in Delhi in the year 1996. I drew my first salary in November end. But it was not before several months passed that I accumulated enough cash to be fashionable.
The Jean I first bought in Delhi was by nautica, an American apparel brand founded in 1983. That was my 28 inches waist days, whence I had to convince shopkeepers that I am an adult.
The trouser cost me around 600 INR. I was earning about 3500 INR then. Suddenly I fell in love with jeans.
Thereafter I graduated to costlier brands like numero Uno whose price shot up to almost 1000/-. One week ago when I paid 2500 INR for another American brand called USPA, I reflected on the price difference from then to now. I was however completely satisfied with the level of comfort in the contemporary low-waist fits. I had grown sideways ever since. Even for a figure of 38 inches length the company offers most comfortable fit for the 32 inches waist I preferred to the 30 inches feet (as a precautionary measure to take care of further increase in size).

Monday, December 11, 2017


Tour Bill of Udaipur 31 October to 3 November, 2015. Delay regretted which is due to staff shortage.

My Dead Body

My Dead Body
[05/11, 6:27 a.m.] Dong Lianthang Tonsing: Told my wife last night that I wish my dead body be disposed in Delhi itself and not to be taken to home state.

Background Materials

[10/11, 4:53 p.m.] Dong Lianthang Tonsing: AD on leave next week 13-17 Nov, 2017
Called Premraj Kuar, DS of Doca about background material of subjects, said it's because Consumer Protection Unit (CPU) not being able to provide material in time. Will furnish material on Monday before noon.

OM on selection of subjects to DoCA dated 12.10.2017 be got printed out and signed.
[10/11, 8:16 p.m.] Dong Lianthang Tonsing: Translated works like contents and appendix-II expected from trcv on 13.11.2017

Minister's Statement

Laying of Minister's Statement on the 16th Lok Sabha

[28/11, 5:38 a.m.] Dong Lianthang Tonsing: 27.11.2017 Monday
Rule 40 of LSS RP&CBLS gone through in the procedure and practice volume I DRSCs
Corrected versions of Covering pages and contents page of 19th Report sent for typing in Hindi
5.44 pm called ms Grover PS to Premraj Kuar, DS 23382503 reminding of the need for Doca to get minister's statement on 16th report on dfg, laid at the first opportunity in winter session that commences on 15.12.2017.
Called translation branch 4519 at 5.45 pm. Amar said that the typed Hindi version of Covering pages and contents page already sent to the branch. But the same did not reach the branch

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

I realized that I still remember

I call one customer care after another. Sometimes due to not being able to pay gas bill online, sometimes due to not getting IT certificates/Prov/Final & Retail Loan statement.
The executive tutored me to open and click 'go easy access (IT Certificates/Prov/Final) & Retail Loan Statement) in the lower side of the home page, feed the customer id and then the relevant loan account number.
Therefore I realized that I still remember.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

content page

Call from as certain paramjeet kaur of translation branch at 11 am, who wants hindi version of 19th ATR for preparation of Hindi version of the content. They said concerned persons being on leave, they could not trace the file from their computer. I asked for person to collect same, got copy taken out and handed over to Om Singh, who went out in the corridor to take call mid way in between making photocopy of the report. Amar, editor is another person spoken to. They insisted that they could not locate the file in the computer due to leave taken by the concerned persons

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

just to keep in mind

Children still in school had no white pages to offer, just pages torn off from exercise note books did the record with pens varying in thickness and colour in accordance with the ones used at the time of making entries.

There was pay fixation, I knew but account transfer was yet to be effected. I left Delhi to meet my ailing mother. Once in Lamka, I felt the need of a septic toilet-cum-bathroom. In the meantime the arrears were in my account. In an age of atm cards. Its so easy to spend. And I used the money to get an all together new unit incurring not less than INR 60000/-

That was way back in 2011 (or was it 2012?)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

passive stance

The establishment of the D/o CA is a way to get justice served to consumers. Through the BIS and NTH, the Government assures quality and through Legal Metrology Division of the Department, it assures quantity. From the Department, there is a corpus of fund under CWF to be released to voluntary consumer organisations of repute for their works on consumer protection. Even the responsibility of activating the network of justice delivery system lies on the State Governments concerned. So the very establishment is anything but 'pro-active' i.e. getting the work done

Monday, September 25, 2017

performance in 2016

Black Money and Unuploaded Questions - May
Indices of Admitted Questions - June
LoP for CGA - September

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

who would write my probation report

There was a time my probation report was mired in controversy as to who would write my probation report for the second year

(1)          Suryanarayanan AD came to Q-Branch, E-Group on 11 July, 2016. Currently posted in Com on Finance 9818110299, 157, PHA

(2)          Arvind Sharma AD left Q-Branch on 8 August, 2016. Currently in Coal and Steel, JPC on Security in Parliament Complex   9968073170, 140, PHA Flr 2

(1) He came on 7 July, 2016. There is no record in lok sabha intranet about his departure. On 4.5.2016 one of my Priority Questions was missing from the lot. Next day was the day for completing manuscripts. I called up the AD at extension number 5147 and asked about the question on Duty Free Shops in Airports. He said that there was no such question with him eventhough he remembered coming across such question.
Next day the bunch of Non-Priority question arriving from him contained the question by Sh Sadashiv Lokhande, MP. I was saved !!!
Conclusion - the AD was not a very good one for me.

(2)  I never met him, nor spoken to him. But he was AD incharge of E-Group of Question Branch, atleast for a time during intersession period. Lok Sabha intranet has no record about his coming. He departed on 8 August, 2016. On 21.7.2016 my wife was ill. I telephoned the DS that I wouldn't be able to attend office. Next day the DS wrote that awoken him from deep sleep and my not coming to office was termed by him as dereliction, wants explanation in writing. AD sent the file to EO incharge, who in turn told me about the same. I was scarred !!! In fact I was not given the chance to reply and talk about my side of the story. Soon after he was removed from Question Branch.
Conclusion - He done the service to the Branch with good faith. Still he was not good either.

However (1) really worked with the branch during the session period.

Therefor (1) was the right person to see my probation report

Another AD, Ramesh Lal too had been in Q-Branch and was relieved on 21 October, 2016

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.
Date of Presentation
Date of furnishing of Action Taken Notes
Gap between Presentation and Action Taken
18th Report on DFG (2012-13)

30 May, 2012
24 July, 2012

1 month and 23 days

29th Report on DFG (2013-14)

30 April, 2013
29 July, 2013

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

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

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

3 May, 2016
10 August, 2016
3 months  and 7 days
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


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
bg told to record files. files relating to 12th 13th, 14th & 16th Reports yet to be recorded

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


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



FRIDAY 21.4.1017



22 April 2017




SUNDAY 23 April 
✈ to Chennai and then to ✈  Madurai


MONDAY 24 April



TUESDAY 25 April

✈ to Chennai 🚗 TIRUPATI 



26 April 





27 April 

Site visit cherlapally of FCI/CWC


28.4.2017 Friday

Hyderabad to Delhi ✈

6.30 PM tungta


Thursday, May 25, 2017


About Foodgrains in various states
DCP centres
MSP rate
Storage-transit loss
Comp TPDS status
Monitoring of stocks
Poverty eligibility
Allocation and rates
SCF-II and Confonet
Info Centres
Food Safety



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