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

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, May 1, 2017

The Burst of Amaltas: Here Comes May

17th report of 10th LS and 7th and 8th reports of 11th LS taken by person from digitization unit

Monday, April 17, 2017


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


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


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


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


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


Call from Dshna at 10.30, wouldn't come today. Also Dir be late.
10.29 am annexures emailed to, 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