Apprentice Protsahan Yojana



Apprentice Protsahan Yojana

A new Scheme ‘Apprentice Protsahan Yojana’ has been started on 16.10.2014 to share 50% of prescribed stipend to the apprentices by Government of India for the first two years of training engaged by eligible establishments particularly in manufacturing sector and other establishments covered under the Apprentices Act, 1961.


Regional Directorates of Apprenticeship Training under the control of Directorate General of Employment & Training will act as implementing agencies in their region.

After launching of this Scheme, the MSMEs establishments are able to engage apprentices and it also enables them to get skilled manpower for their needs.

This Scheme covers all categories of apprentices except the Graduate, Technician and Technician (Vocational) apprentices which are covered by scheme administered by Ministry of Human Resource Development.

This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment in response to a written question in Lok Sabha today.

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Mandatory Hiring of Apprentices

The Apprentices Act, 1961 has been amended and brought into effect from 22.12.2014. Before the said amendment of the Act, there was no provision to mandate establishments to hire at least 50 per cent of their apprentices for regular employment. After amendment, the Act provides every employer shall formulate its own policy for recruiting any apprentice who has completed the period of apprenticeship training in his establishment.

Several suggestions/ recommendations were received from Office of the Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development (PM’s NCSD), Central Apprenticeship Council (CAC), National Commission on Labour (NCL), Indian Labour Conference (ILC), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) and other stakeholders to make changes in the Apprentices Act, 1961. These were discussed in an Inter-Ministerial Group(IMG) having representatives from Ministry of Railways, Ministry of Micro Small Medium Enterprises, Ministry of Power, Ministry of Defence, Planning Commission, NSDA. The recommendations of IMG were discussed in the CAC-a tri-partite statutory body and simultaneously, these recommendations were also posted on web-site for inviting the comments of public at large. The amendments were carried out after considering suggestions from different stakeholders.

This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment in response to a written question in Lok Sabha today.


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Rising Unemployment: Steps by Government

The Reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through labour force surveys on employment and unemployment conducted by National Sample Survey (NSS) Office, Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation. Last such survey was conducted during 2011-12. According to the last 3 such surveys, the workforce grew from 45.91 crore in 2004-05 to 47.41 crore persons in 2011-12. The unemployment level decreased from 1.08 crore to 1.06 crore during the corresponding period.

Government has taken various steps for generating employment in the country like encouraging private sector of economy, fast tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) run by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) scheme run by Ministry of Rural Development and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) run by Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation.

Government has also decided to strategically promote labour-intensive manufacturing and expand employment opportunities by promoting tourism and agro-based industries.

The 12th Five Year Plan projects five crore new work opportunities to be generated in the non-farm sector and provide skill certification to equivalent numbers. The National Manufacturing Policy of the Government targets to create 10 crore jobs by the year 2022.

To provide employment oriented skils, a new Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been established to coordinate the skill activities across Ministries. In order to improve the employability of youth, around 20 Ministries run skill development schemes across 70 sectors. According to the data compiled by National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), about 76.37 lakh persons were given skill development training in the year 2013-14 under these schemes. Ministry of Labour & Employment is also contributing in this direction by enhancing the number of ITIs to 11,964 (Govt. 2284 and Pvt. 9680) which impart Vocational Courses certified by National Council for Vocational Training. It has also revamped apprenticeship training scheme.

This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment in response to a written question in Lok Sabha today.

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Training Programmes for Rural Women


The Ministry of Labour & Employment imparts vocational training through a network of 11 Central Institutes viz. 01 National Vocational Training Institute (NVTI) and 10 Regional Vocational Training Institutes (RVTIs) exclusively for women. These institutes cater to the training needs of all women including the poor, widows and destitute women having minimum qualification of 10th standard.

Around 9000 women are being trained every year in long-term and short-term courses. Since inception, RVTIs have trained around 1,17,884 women till October, 2014, including 7266 from RVTI-Jaipur.

The total funds allocated for these institutes during the last three years are –



This was stated by Shri  Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State(IC)  for Labour  and Employment in response to a written question in Lok  Sabha  today.

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Improving Employment Exchanges

The Government has decided to transform the network of Employment Exchanges by establishing a National Career service to connect youth with job opportunities in a transparent and effective manner through use of technology as well as through counselling and training.

This was stated by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State(IC) for Labour and Employment in response to a written question in Lok Sabha today.

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Transfer of Shri Justice Pavankumar Bhimappa Bajanthri , Additional Judge of Karnataka High Court to Punjab and Haryana High Court

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Justice Pavankumar Bhimappa Bajanthri, Additional Judge of the Karnataka High Court, as an Additional Judge of Punjab and Haryana High Court and to direct him to assume charge of his office in the Punjab and Haryana High Court on or before 17th March, 2015.


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Transfer of Shri Justice Ajit Singh , Judge of Madhya Pradesh High Court to Rajasthan High Court

In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (1) of article 222 of the Constitution of India, the President, after consultation with the Chief Justice of India, is pleased to transfer Shri Justice Ajit Singh , Judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, as a Judge of Rajasthan High Court and to direct him to assume charge of his office in the Rajasthan High Court on or before 19th March, 2015.


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Promotion of SC/ST owned MSMEs

The Government monitors the number of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in the country, by conducting All India Census of the sector periodically.  As per the latest census (Fourth Census) conducted (with base reference year 2006-07), wherein the data was collected till 2009 and results published in 2011-12, the number of working MSMEs, in Registered Sector is 15.64 lakh out of which 1.64 lakh MSMEs are owned  by SCs/STs entrepreneurs. The total number of Registered MSMEs in the sector owned / managed by SCs/STs increased to 1.64 lakh as compared to 1.56 lakh in the Third All India Census of Small Scale Industries (SSI), conducted with reference year 2001-02. The State-wise details are:



The Make in India Policy aims to facilitate investment, foster innovation, enhance skill development and build an Eco-system for manufacturing infrastructure in the country. Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises has been implementing a number of programmes and schemes in the areas of finance, technology, infrastructure, marketing and skill development to facilitate aims of the Make in India Policy. The Ministry is proposing to rise to the challenge through action plans directed at enhancement of the provision of collateral free credit through creation of state verticals for extending guarantees to the entrepreneurs of particular state with financial support from state governments, creation of similar verticals for women entrepreneurs and youth among SC/ST and NE Regions. Augmentation of 18 existing Technology Centres (TCs) is to be supported by cluster network Managers and a National Portal. Efforts are on to bridge the gap between Research Institutions and Industries through signing of MOUs with IISc and CSIR. Defence offset policy is being leveraged for creating ecosystem of defence manufacturing by MSMEs. A comprehensive skill mapping is also proposed as a first step towards alleviating the existing skill deficit. All these initiatives would help the MSME units including the units owned by SCs/STs.

This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Approval of NMCP

The Ministry of MSME is implementing the National Manufacturing Competitiveness Programme (NMCP) with the aim to support the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) to become competitive. The objective of NMCP is to develop global competitiveness among Indian MSMEs. This programme targets at enhancing the entire value chain of the MSME sector through the following components:

i)           Lean Manufacturing Competitiveness Scheme for MSMEs,

ii)      Design Clinics scheme for MSMEs,
iii)     Marketing Assistance and Technology Up gradation Scheme for MSMEs,
iv)     Bar code scheme for MSEs,
v)      National Campaign for building awareness on Intellectual Property Rights
         (IPR),
vi)     Technology and Quality Up gradation Support to MSMEs,
vii)     Enabling Manufacturing Sector to be Competitive through Quality
         Management Standards (QMS) and Quality Technology Tools (QTT),
viii)   Support for Entrepreneurial and Management development of SMEs through
         Incubators.
ix)     Promotion of Information & Communication Tools (ICT) in MSME sector.


The NMCP programme aims to enhance competitiveness of Indian manufacturing sector in general and MSMEs in particular to overcome competition within the country and globally.


This information was given by the Minister of State, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Shri Giriraj Singh in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Rehabilitation of Displaced People Due to Mining Activities

State Governments are the owners of the minerals located within their respective boundaries.  They grant Mining Lease under the provision of the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulation) (MMDR) Act, 1957. Previous approval of the Central Government was required under Section 5(1) of the Act for grant of Mining Lease in respect of the Minerals specified in part ‘B’ and ‘C’ of the First Schedule to the Act before promulgation of the MMDR Ordinance 2015 on 12.01.2015. Previous approval of the Central Government granted (before promulgation of the said Ordinance) to the public and private sector mining companies in the country for mining leases during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise are given at Annexure-I. It is to further state that as per the MMDR Amendments Ordinance 2015, there is no requirement of prior approval of Central Government under amended Section 5(1) for grant of mining lease except to Coal & Atomic Minerals.
                        Mining Leases are granted by the State Government, therefore, information regarding the people affected/displaced due to mining activities is not maintained by the Ministry of Mines. However, the National Mineral Policy, 2008 enunciates special care to protect the interests of host and indigenous (tribal) populations through developing models of international best practices, and protection of project affected persons through comprehensive relief and rehabilitations packages in line with the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement (R & R) Policy.
                        Mining leases are given by State Governments and the R & R Policies of the State Governments are also applicable in such cases. The National Rehabilitation & Resettlement Policy, 2007 formulated by the Department of Land Resources, (NRRP-2007) provides for the basic minimum requirements that all projects leading to involuntary displacement must address. The State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings or agencies, and other requiring bodies are at liberty to put in place greater benefit levels than those prescribed in the NRRP-2007. The policy is available on the website of this Department i.e. www.dolr.nic.in.
Annexure-I
                    Previous approval of the Central Government granted (before promulgation of the MMDR Ordinance, 2015) with respect to the Minerals specified in part ‘B’ and ‘C’ of the First Schedule to the MMDR Act, 1957 to the public and private sector mining companies in the country for mining leases during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise:



This information was given by Minister of State Sh. Vishnu Deo Sai in reply to a question Lok Sabha today.

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Revision of Royalty Rates of Minerals

            The Government has revised the rates of royalty of minerals, including bauxite, chrome and manganese on 1st September, 2014. The revised rates of royalty of minerals (excluding coal, lignite and sand for stowing) are given in ANNEXURE-I.

            As a result of the revised rates of royalty, the revenue from royalty from non-coal minerals to state governments (including the states of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Jharkhand) is likely to increase from Rs. 9406.45 crore (at the year 2011-12 production level) to Rs. 13274.18 crore, an increase of 41%. The estimated state-wise increase in royalty collections is given at ANNEXURE-II.

            Since the revised rates of royalty are effective from 1st September, 2014, there will be no arrears on account of royalty due to state governments for the period prior to 01.09.2014. Realization of increased royalty as a result of the revised rates of royalty will accrue to state governments only after 01.09.2014.


Annexure-I


Rates of Royalty in Respect of Minerals (excluding Coal, Lignite and Sand for Stowing)

1.
Apatite and Rock Phosphate:
(i) Apatite


(ii) Rock Phosphate  
(a) Above 25% P2O5

(b) Upto 25% P2O5

Five per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

Twelve and half per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

Six per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

2.
Asbestos:
(i) Chrysotile

(ii) Amphibole

Eight Hundred and Eighty rupees per tonne.

Fifteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

3.
Barytes:
Six and half per cent. of average sale price onad valorem basis.

4.
Bauxite and Laterite:

(a)   Metallurgical Grade:
Zero point six zero per cent. of London Metal Exchange Aluminium metal price chargeable onthe contained aluminum metal in ore produced for those dispatched for use in alumina and aluminium metal extraction.

(b)   Non Metallurgical Grade:
Twenty five per cent. of average sale price onad valorem basis for those dispatched for use other than alumina & aluminium metal extraction.

5.
Brown Ilmenite (Leucoxene),
Ilmenite, Rutile and Zircon:
Two per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

6.
Cadmium:
Fifteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

7.
Calcite:
Fifteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

8.
China clay or Kaolin:
(including ball clay and white shale, white clay)
(i) Crude

(ii) Processed
     (including washed)




Eight per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

Twelve per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

9.
Clay others:
Twenty rupees per tonne.

10.
Coal (including Lignite):
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11.
Chromite:
Fifteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

12.
Columbite-tantalite:
Ten per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

13.
Copper:
Four point six two per cent. of London Metal Exchange Copper metal price chargeable on the contained copper metal in ore produced.

14.
Diamond:
Eleven point five per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

15.
Dolomite:
Seventy-five rupees per tonne.

16.
Dunite:
Thirty rupees per tonne.

17.
Felspar:
Fifteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

18.
Fire Clay:
(including plastic, pipe, lithomargic and  natural pozzolanic clay)

Twelve per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

19.
Fluorspar:
(also called fluorite)
Eight per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

20.
Garnet:
(i) Abrasive


(ii) Gem

Four per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

Ten per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

21.
Gold:
(i) Primary




(ii) By-product gold


Four per cent. of London Bullion Market Association Price (commonly referred to as London Price) chargeable on the gold metal in ore produced.

Three point three per cent. of   London Bullion Market Association Price (commonly referred to as London Price) chargeable on the by-product gold metal actually produced.


22.
Graphite:
(i) With 80 per cent. or more fixed carbon

(ii) With 40 per cent. or more fixed carbon but less than 80 per cent. fixed carbon

(iii) With 20 per cent. or more fixed carbon but less than 40 per cent. fixed carbon

(iv) With less than 20 per cent. fixed carbon


Two hundred and twenty-five rupees per tonne.


One hundred and fifty rupees per tonne.



Sixty-five rupees per tonne.



Twenty-five rupees per tonne.

23.
Gypsum:
Twenty per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

24.
Iron Ore:
(CLO, Lumps, fines and concentrates all grades)

Fifteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.
25.
Lead:
(a)      Eight point five per cent. of London Metal Exchange Lead metal price chargeable on the contained lead metal in ore produced.

(b)      Fourteen point five per cent. of London Metal Exchange Lead metal price chargeable on the contained lead metal in the concentrate produced.

26.
Limestone:
(i) L. D. Grade (less than 1.5 per cent. silica content)

(ii) Others


Ninety rupees per tonne.


Eighty rupees per tonne.
27.
Lime kankar:
Eighty rupees per tonne.

28.
Limeshell:
Eighty rupees per tonne.

29.
Magnesite:
Three per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

30.
Manganese Ore:
(i) Ore of all grade


(ii) Concentrates

Five per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

One point seven per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

31.
Marl:
Sixty rupees per tonne.

32.
Crude Mica, waste mica and scrap mica:
Four per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

33.
Monazite:
One hundred and twenty-five rupees per tonne.


34.
Nickel:
Zero point one two per cent. of London Metal Exchange Nickel metal price chargeable on the contained nickel metal in ore produced.

35.
Ochre:
Twenty-four rupees per tonne.

36.
Pyrites:
Two per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

37.
Pyrophyllite:
Twenty per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

38.
Quartz:
Fifteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

39.
Ruby:
Ten per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

40.
Sand (others):
Twenty rupees per tonne.

41.
Sand for stowing:
**

42.
Shale:
Sixty rupees per tonne.

43.
Silica sand and moulding sand and Quartzite:
Ten per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

44.
Sillimanite:
Two point five per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

45.
Silver:
(i) By-product



(ii) Primary Silver

Seven per cent. of London Metal Exchange Price chargeable on by-product silver metal actually produced.

Five per cent. of London Metal Exchange Silver Metal Price chargeable on the contained silver metal in ore produced.

46.
Slate:
Forty-five rupees per tonne.

47.
Talc, Steatite and Soapstone:
Eighteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

48.
Tin:
Seven point five per cent. of London Metal Exchange Tin metal price chargeable on the contained tin metal in ore produced.

49.
Tungsten:
Twenty rupees per unit per cent. of contained WO3 per tonne of ore and on pro rata basis.

50.
Uranium:
Two per cent. of annual compensation amount received by M/s. Uranium Corporation of India Ltd., to be apportioned among the States on the basis of data provided by Department of Atomic Energy.

51.
Vanadium:
Twenty per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

52.
Vermiculite:
Five per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

53.
Wollastonite:
Fifteen per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

54.
Zinc:

(a) Nine point five per cent. of London Metal Exchange Zinc metal price on ad valorem basis chargeable on contained zinc metal in ore produced.

(b) Ten per cent. of London Metal Exchange Zinc metal price on ad valorem basis chargeable on contained zinc metal in concentrate produced.

55.
All other minerals not herein before specified (Agate, Corundum, Diaspore, Felsite, Fuschite-Quartzite, Jasper, Kyanite, Perlite, Pyroxenite, Rock Salt, Selenite etc.)

Twelve per cent. of average sale price on ad valorem basis.

Annexure-ii

State wise increase in royalty collections

Sl. No.
Name of States
current Rate 2011-12
Estimated
% increase
1
Andhra Pradesh
4487100
5711188.35
27.28
2
Assam
18700

23746.03
26.98
3
Bihar
34594.56
43903.20
26.91
4
Chhattisgarh
13463068
19760217.39
46.77
5
Goa
9427381
14139821
49.99
6
Gujarat
2233743
3119349.18
39.65
7
Himachal
Pradesh
900803
1142291.28
26.81
8
Jammu  Kashmir
15945.40
19770.40
23.99
9
Jharkhand
6459123
9443897.74
46.21
10
Karnataka
3527152
5134430.84
45.57
11
Kerala
111672
123458.10
10.55
12
Madhya Pradesh
3757700
4721615.88
25.65
13
Maharashtra
1363891
1772978.09
29.99
14
Meghalaya
227280.33
289162.22
27.23
15
Odisha
32495405
48799240.03
50.17
16
Rajasthan
13001628
15328553.39
17.90
17
Tamil Nadu
2208114
2779807.42
25.89
18
Uttarakhand
32150.96
32152.01
0.00
19
Uttar Pradesh
299019.18
356205.78
19.12

Total
94064470.43
132741788.35
41.12%

 This information was given by Minister of State Sh. Vishnu Deo Sai in reply to a question Lok Sabha today
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Aluminium Production

            The quantum of aluminium produced by the major aluminium producers during the last three years and current year are given below:-



(Source- Indian Bureau of Mines, NALCO, Hindalco Industries Ltd. and SesaSterlite Group)

         

            The production of aluminium is adequate to meet the current demand of the country. The demand and supply of aluminium during the last three years are given below:-



Apparent consumption= (Production + Import) -Export (Source: Indian Bureau of Mines and major aluminium producers viz. NALCO, Hindalco Industries Ltd. and SesaSterlite Group)
         

            This information was given by Minister of State Sh. Vishnu Deo Sai in reply to a question Lok Sabha today.

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Plans for Massive Solar Power Push

The Government has a proposal to Scale up Grid Connected Solar Power Projects from 20,000 MW to 1,00,000 MW by 2022 under National Solar Mission (NSM). The plan of action to achieve the target is under preparation. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (IC) in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

The Minister further stated that M/s PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt. Ltd. has been engaged as a consultant for formulation of solar energy scale up plan. Their role is therefore, limited to the contract with them. Some of the work to be undertaken by M/s PWC are as under :

i. To assess the power scenario of India and analyse the efficacy of on-going initiatives by MNRE.

ii. Bring out a realistic demand projection and capacity addition plan

iii. Evaluate likelihood of attainment of grid parity

iv. Analyze the robustness of existing evacuation system to handle the planned capacity addition

v. Estimate the likely capital requirement for meeting capacity addition

vi. Gather feedback of relevant stakeholders

vii. To develop a holistic plan to achieve the objective

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US Assistance for Renewable Energy Technologies

US has agreed to help India for renewable energy technologies. Broad understanding has been reached during visit of U.S. President to India in the month of January, 2015 to emphasize on the critical importance of expanding clean energy research, development, manufacturing and deployment, which increases energy access and reduces greenhouse gas emissions. This was stated by Sh. Piyush Goyal, Minister of state for Power, Coal & New and Renewable Energy (IC) in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

The Minister further stated that both the countries intend to expand current partnership and agreed to undertake new initiatives to enhance clean energy cooperation as follows:

i. Set up “Innovative Finance Forum”.

ii Establish “PACESetter Fund” to support innovative clean energy access projects.

iii. Both the countries desired to expand current Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Development (PACE-D).

iv. Renewed commitment to expand Partnership to Advance Clean Energy Research (PACE-R).

The Minister further stated that this would help in boosting the generation of renewable energy in the country including solar energy significantly.

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Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu rejects charges of political espionage by central government

Says profiling of leaders a routine security exercise

Smt.Sonia Gandhi was profiled twice and Shri Pranab Mukherjee once during UPA rule, says Shri Naidu

PM Shri Narendra Modi, Shri Amit Shah, Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee, Shri L K Advani, Shri Deve Gowda, Shri I.K.Gujral, Smt.Shiela Dixit,   among the 526 leaders profiled

The body of former PM late Shri Rajiv Gandhi identified based on his shoes, said Shri Naidu



            Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has stoutly denied the charges of political espionage by the central government stating that enquiries were a part of a routine exercise and 526 VVIPs have been profiled since such an exercise was started in 1957. He asserted that ‘the question of espionage does not arise’ while responding in the Lok Sabha after opposition leader Shri Mallikharjuna Kharge raised the matter in the House.

            Shri Venkaiah Naidu informed that the proforma for collating information for maintaining profiles of leaders was revised in 1999 through which the Delhi Police seek personal  information  including the dress and shoes usually worn, moustache/beard, colour of the eye, special identification of marks, gait, education, date of birth etc.

            Giving details of the profiling done so far, Shri Naidu informed that Congress President Smt.Sonia Gandhi was so profiled thrice, first in 1998 and twice later in 2004 and 2014 during the period of UPA Government at the centre. Shri Pranab Mukherjee was also first profiled in 2001 and later during the UPA rule in 2010. He said, former Delhi Chief Minister Smt.Shiela Dixit and Shri Ahmed Patel were also profiled during 2011-13 when UPA was in power at the centre.

            Giving details of such profiling of other leaders, Shri Venkaiah Naidu informed the House that similar exercise was undertaken in respect of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi last year, Shri Amit Shah this year, Shri Atal Behari Vajpayee in 1996 and 2011, Shri L.K.Advani in 2011, Smt.Sushma Swaraj in 2013, Shri Arun Jaitely in 2009, former Prime Ministers Shri Deve Gowda and Shri I.K.Gujral in 2011, Shri Rajnath Singh in 2007 and Shri George Fernandes during the UPA tenure.    Shri Naidu said that such data base was maintained and updated regularly.

            Before responding in the matter, Shri Venkaiah Naidu has held detailed discussions with the Minister of State for Home Shri Kiren Rijiju and Delhi Police Commissioner.

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DoPT to hold Stress Management Programme for officers

The Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) will hold a two-day Programme on Stress Management for officers of DoPT and the Cabinet Secretariat here next week. Officers of the level of Deputy Secretaries / Director and above can register for the Stress Management Programme to be conducted by the Vivekananda Yoga Anusandhan Sansthan at the Civil Services Officers’ Institute (CSOI), Vinay Marg on March 28-29, 2015.

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