‘Oppn ridiculing Parlt, will get befitting reply’

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 29 Mar 2018 11:52:25



UNION Minister Ananth Kumar on Wednesday accused Opposition MPs, including Congress Chief Rahul Gandhi, of ridiculing Parliament and said people would give them a “befitting reply” for mocking the process of a no-confidence motion.The tactics would boomerang on the Opposition, the Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister said, a day after Opposition parties protested in the Lok Sabha by holding placards to suggest they had numbers to move a no-confidence motion against the Government. The second leg of the Budget session, which started on March 5, seemed to be heading for a washout with both Houses failing to transact any business due to adjournments forced by noisy protests by some parties. Today as well, the Lok Sabha was adjourned on Tuesday day and is to meet again on Monday. “They (Opposition MPs) tried to ridicule the functioning of Parliament by holding placards right from the beginning and creating a ruckus. It is the style of Shri Rahul Gandhi to try to ridicule country’s politics. This won’t yield anything,” the Union Minister told reporters outside Parliament.

He claimed that the Opposition parties lack the numbers to move the motion and wanted show people that “they can achieve something without the numbers”.“The people will give a befitting reply across the country, and also in Karnataka, for the way they have stalled functioning of Parliament, created a ruckus and ridiculed the process of a no-confidence motion,” he added.
The RS on Tuesday saw a unique protest by Opposition parties with members continuing to be in their seats for over 30 minutes after Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu called it a day and left the House.


No re-conduct of CGLE 2017 exam: Govt

THE Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination 2017 has not been cancelled and there is no question of re-conducting it, the Government said on Wednesday.
“There was no leakage of question papers in the CGL examination, 2017,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.
In view of some sporadic incidents of alleged cheating by some candidates at a few venues and subsequent agitation by a section of candidates, Staff Selection Commission (SSC), in order to reaffirm the candidates’ faith in the examination process, recommended for an impartial enquiry into the matter by the CBI, he said.

26,000 corruption complaints against

Govt officials
OVER 26,000 complaints were received against Government officers, including senior officials, last year, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
As per the information received from the Central Vigilance Commission, 26,052 complaints were received against the Government officials in 2017, Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha. Of these, 22,386 complaints were disposed.

‘Four posts vacant in CIC’

FOUR posts of information commissioners are lying vacant in transparency watchdog Central Information Commission (CIC), the Government said on Wednesday.
As per the Right to Information Act, the Commission is to have a Chief Information Commissioner and not more than ten information commissioners. “Presently the Chief Information Commissioner and six information commissioners are posted in the CIC,” Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said in a written reply to the LS.