Fraud and Financial Irregularities in PSE’s




Fraud and Financial Irregularities in PSE’s

The Special Chapter for Vigilance Management in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) provides that allegations of criminal nature (bribery, corruption, forgery, criminal breach of trust, possession of disproportionate assets, cheating etc.), allegations requiring police investigation, involving examination of private records etc. are to be entrusted to CBI. Central Vigilance commission (CVC) vide its circular issued in March, 2015 has reiterated the same instructions.


Under the vigilance setup of CPSEs, Chief Vigilance Officers (CVO) are appointed to tackle corruption by improving vigilance administration, creating a culture of honesty, greater transparency in administration and conducting speedy departmental inquiries. Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) of the concerned CPSE reports individual cases of criminal and financial irregularities and frauds to CVC/ CBI/ Administrative Ministry/ Department of concerned CPSEs. Prosecution is launched by CBI in Criminal cases and disciplinary action is taken for official misconduct by the management of respective CPSEs and concerned administrative Ministries/ Departments in individual cases. Details of individual cases are not maintained centrally in the Department of Public Enterprises.

Chief Vigilance Officers (CVOs) are appointed to play a preventive and also, punitive role to deal with the cases of corruption/ malpractices in CPSEs. Department of Public Enterprises has issued guidelines for improving vigilance administration and strengthening vigilance machinery in CPSEs in pursuance of instructions of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC)/ Department of Personal & Training (DoPT)

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Women Participation in PSU’s

As per Public Enterprises Survey (2013-2014), which was laid down on the Table of both the Houses of Parliament on 26-02-2015, the representation of women employees in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) as on 31-03-2014 was around 9.85%.

CPSEs have been asked to formulate enabling Human Resource policies for women employees which facilitate experience sharing, help in confidence building and ensure speedy redressal of their grievances. CPSEs have also been advised for their mentoring and career counselling. Instructions have been issued to CPSEs to provide crèche facilities near work places of women and co-opt one woman in recruitment Selection Boards/ Committee. In addition, CPSEs have been asked to provide uniformity in facilities for women like Maternity Leave, Child Care Leave, Child Adoption Leave etc. They have also been advised to constitute WIPS Cells (Women in Public Sector Cells).

25th National Convention of the Forum of Women in Public Sector (WIPS) was held on 12-02-2015 in New Delhi. The Convention focused on issues like increase in facilities and opportunities for women employees and also, for making efforts for their increased participation.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Production of Cars

            The growth in production of passenger vehicles in the last two years has been erratic due to economic slowdown in the global and domestic market. In FY14, the production of passenger vehicles witnessed 4% de-growth, while in FY15 the production grew by 4%.

     The details of passenger vehicles produced  in the past three financial years is provided below :-



 There is no such proposal to ban sale of cars in the metro cities.

            This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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CSR by PSU's

The Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) under the administrative control of Department of Heavy Industry (DHI) have been undertaking CSR activities in a wide-range of areas like Skill Development, Health Management, Plantation, Education, Women Empowerment, Infrastructure, Environment Protection, Energy Conservation, Disaster/Calamity Management, Energy Management, Rain Water Harvesting, Biodiversity Conservation, Water Management, Sanitation, Sports Facilities, Vocational Training, Village & Community Development etc.

The CPSEs implement the CSR activities in the areas near their Headquarters and production units including backward areas.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Shri G.M. Siddeshwara in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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Update on Ceasefire Pacts with Naga Groups

Government of India has signed a ceasefire agreement with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Reformation) [NSCN/R]. The agreement was signed by Shri Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary, MHA and Shri Wangtin Konyak and P.Tikhak, co-convenors on behalf of NSCN/R. The Ceasefire and the mutually agreed Cease Fire Ground Rules will apply for a period of one year with effect from today.

The Government of India has also extended the ceasefire with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khole-Kitovi) [NSCN/KK] for a further period of one year with effect from today. The agreement to this effect was signed by Shri Shambhu Singh, Joint Secretary, MHA and Shri Jack Jimomi, Supervisor, GPRN/NSCN on behalf of NSCN/KK.

The Government of India has meanwhile decided not to engage with the National Socialist Council of Nagaland (Khaplang) [NSCN/K] any longer and therefore the earlier Ceasefire agreement with NSCN/K is no longer valid.

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Census 2011 Data on Marital Status & Fertility & Head of Household Released

The Office of the Registrar General, India has recently released the following tables of Census 2011:

-         Marital Status by Age and Sex (Table C-2)

-         Ever married and currently Married Population by Age at Marriage and duration of Marriage (Table C-4)

-         Number of women and Ever married women by present Age and Parity and Total Children Ever born by Sex (Table F-1)

-         Number of women and Ever married women by present Age, Number of surviving Children and Total Surviving Children by Sex (Table F-5)

-         Number of women and Currently Married women by present Age, Number of births last year by Sex and Birth Order (Table F-9)

The above tables are available on the Official Website of Registrar General and Census Commissioner, India, - http://www.censusindia.gov.in/

Tables on Marital Status and Age at Marriage:

From the data released on marital status, it is observed that, at the national level, the proportion of currently married women to total number of women is reported to be 49.9% in Census 2011 as against 47.7% in Census 2001. In case of males it is 46.0% in Census 2011 as against 43.6% in Census 2001. Proportion of Widowed has increased from 6.4 % in Census 2001 to 7.4 % in Census 2011 for females and in males it is increased from 1.8% to 2.0%.

Proportion of Divorced/Separated has marginally increased in both the sexes. The table on Age at marriage provides data on Mean age at marriage, derivative value from ever married and currently married population by Age at Marriage and duration of Marriage. It is observed that the female mean age at marriage has increased from 18.3 to 19.3 years, whereas the increase in male is from 22.6 to 23.3 during Census 2001-11.

Tables on Fertility:

From the tables on Fertility it is observed that sex ratio of children ever born in 2011 has declined for all age groups as compared to 2001. However, the decline is more in the younger age groups especially below 20. There is an improvement in survival ratio and there is an upward shift for all age groups during Census 2001-11. The Age Specific Fertility Rate at National level for women in age group 15-49 in five-year age groups has declined in 2011 as compared to 2001. The Total Fertility Rate at National level has declined from 2.5 to 2.2 during 2001-11.

Households by marital status, sex and age of the head of household:

This table presents the data for marital status of the head of household by age and sex in nine age groups. The marital status has been shown by the status of never married, currently married, widowed, separated, divorced and unspecified. This data is presented at India/ State/ District and City level for total rural and urban. The age groups presented are less than 20, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ and age not stated.

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Srilankan Refugees

Due to ethnic violence and disturbed conditions of Sri Lanka, a large number of Sri Lankan Tamil refugees had entered India since July, 1983 in phases. As on 1st February, 2015, there are 1,01,896 Sri Lankan Tamil Refugees staying in the country. Out of this, 64,823 refugees are staying in 109 camps in Tamil Nadu and 1 camp in Odisha. Remaining 37,073 refugees are staying outside the camps after getting themselves registered in the nearest police station. Pending repatriation, certain essential relief facilities such as monthly cash doles, subsidized ration, free clothing materials, utensils, cremation and shradh grants and infrastructural facilities in camps are provided on humanitarian grounds.

A proposal for visit of an Inter-Ministerial delegation to the refugee camps in Tamil Nadu to assess the desire of Sri Lankan refugees and ascertain the kind of facilitation they need to return to Sri Lanka was given to the State Government. The Govt. of Tamil Nadu has reported that the voluntary repatriation could be considered only after concrete and credible measures taken by Sri Lankan Govt. and as such repatriation at this stage is pre-mature and be deferred at present.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Shri C. Mahendran, Shri Pr. Senthil Nathan, Shri Md. Badaruddoza Khan and Adv. M. Udhayakumar in the Lok Sabha today.

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Entry Restriction to Visit Lakshadweep Island

The Government has received a proposal from the Union Territory Administration of Lakshadweep for amendment of Section 3(e) of “The Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands (Restrictions on Entry and Residence) Rules, 1967 to relax the restrictions on entry and stay in various islands of the Union Territory. Further, it has been brought to the notice of the Government that based on some representations seeking relaxation of procedure for issue of entry permits to various categories of visitors to the Lakshadweep, the UT Administration has issued certain amendments in their guidelines. A memorandum against the relaxation of the entry restrictions has also been received for intervention of this Ministry.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Mohammed Faizal in the Lok Sabha today.

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Investigation Units on Crime against Women

In order to augment the capacity of States in the domain of investigation of heinous crimes against women viz. rape, acid attack, dowry death and human trafficking etc., the Ministry of Home Affairs has proposed to set up 150 Investigative Units for Crime against Women (IUCAW) in most crime prone districts of each State on a 50 : 50 cost sharing basis with the States. The objective of these units will be to assist the local police in investigation of heinous crimes against women. The total cost estimation is about Rs. 98 crore for the 12th Five Year Plan period. A copy of the advisory containing allocation of IUCAW units per State/UT, alongwith amount of funding for each unit, mode of disbursement etc. is available in http://mha.nic.in/sites/upload_files/mha/files/CrimesagainstWomen0601.PDF. The State/UT-wise status on setting up of IUCAW is not available.

Some suggestions regarding enhancement of monetary assistance, capacity building etc. has been received from the States/UTs. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs is of the opinion that ‘Police’ being a state subject, the States should take the primary responsibility in this regard.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Dr. Sanjay Jaiswal, Shri Kodikunnil Suresh and Smt. Vanaroja R. in the Lok Sabha today.

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Peace Posting Of BSF Personnel

As per BSF (Posting/Transfer/ Deputation) Tenure Rules 2000, there is no provision to get a peace posting after international border duty, like the Indian Army. Being a Border Guarding Force, BSF has most of the posting locations at International Borders. However, there are limited locations for peace postings like at Static Headquarters and Training Institutions. Request cases of BSF personnel for posting in peace areas are being considered on case to case basis.

A proposal regarding exemption of CAPFs & Assam Rifles personnel from the purview of New Contributory Pension Scheme was considered by the Government in 2007. It was not found feasible to exempt CAPFs & ARs personnel from the purview of New Pension Scheme. However, additional relief/ compensation on death or disability of CAPFs personnel as per the Old Pension Scheme were extended on provisional basis till further orders vide DoP&PW O.M. dated 05.05.2009.

Further, a proposal for grant of 20 days Casual Leave to Officers and 30 Days for other ranks of BSF, CRPF, ITBP and Assam Rifles, who are performing duties in Battalions/Field formations, at par with Army in a calendar year has been referred to 7th Central Pay Commission on 17.10.2014 for consideration.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Shri Ashok Shankarrao Chavan, Shri Gajanan Kirtikar, Kunwar Haribansh Singh, Shri Sudheer Gupta and Dr. Gokaraju Ganga Raju in the Lok Sabha today.

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Women Personnel in CAPF

In compliance of recommendations given by Parliamentary Committee on Empowerment of Women in its sixth report, directions have been issued to all CAPFs to bring percentage of women in the forces to 5%. To enhance the strength of women in CAPFs, Government is taking continuous steps. Some of these steps are as follows:-

In the ongoing recruitment of Constables/General Duty, out of total vacancies of 62390, 8533 (about 14%) are earmarked for women.

Government has approved recruitment of 2772 Mahila personnel (21 Companies) during the year 2014-15 to 2017-18 in Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).

Government has approved raising of 02 Mahila (women) Battalions in place of 02 General Duty Battalions in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) to be raised in the year 2015-16 and 2016-17.

There is no proposal to increase the percentage of women personnel in CAPF upto 33 percent.

Women personnel of General Duty cadre in CAPFs are deployed for performing combat duties like:-

(i) Gate management, Checking and Frisking

(ii) Patrolling duties

(iii) Interrogation and escorting of female apprehendees

(iv) Law & Order duties

(v) Static guard duties at some of vital installations and also deployed during Shri Amarnathji Yatra

(vi) Also deployed in Maoist affected states for anti-naxal operations

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Shri Ramdas C.Tadas, Dr. P.Venugopal, Shri Keshav Prasad Maurya and Shri Narasimham Thota in the Lok Sabha today.

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Women in Police Force

As on 01.01. 2014, the actual strength of women police personnel is 6.11% at all-India level. Ministry of Home Affairs has issued an advisory dated 04.09.2009 to all State/UTs Governments to increase of women police to 33% of the total strength.

All the State Governments have been requested to create additional posts of women constable/SIs by converting the vacant posts of male constables into the posts of women constables. It has also been aimed that each police station should have at least 3 women sub-inspectors and 10 women police constables, so that a women help desk is manned round the clock.

“Public Order” and “Police” are “State subjects” as per entry 2 of the list II of the VII schedule of the Constitution of India. Therefore, it is the responsibility of the State Governments/UTs administration to give adequate representation to women in the State Police Forces. The Centre advises the States from time to time to bring in requisite reforms in the police administration.

In order to improve the working condition of women in police forces, Bureau of Police Research Development (BPR&D), an organisation under Ministry of Home Affairs, organizes a National Level Conferences for Women in Police. The 6th National Conference for Women in Police was organized in Guwahati, Assam on 26-28 February, 2014. Recommendations/suggestions received by Government from time to time are taken into consideration in the schemes and policies of the Government.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Harish Meena, Shri Rajesh Ranjan, Shri Ramdas C.Tadas and Shri Baijayant Jay Panda in the Lok Sabha today.

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Visa on Arrival Scheme

Presently e-Tourist Visa Scheme (old name Tourist Visa on Arrival enabled with Electronic Travel Authorization) is available for the citizens of 45 countries viz. Australia, Brazil, Cambodia, Djibouti, Finland, Germany, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Laos, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Mexico, Myanmar, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Republic of Korea, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Ukraine, Vietnam, USA, Cook Islands, Kingdom of Tongo, Tuvalu, Republic of Nauru, Republic of Kiribati, Vanuatu, Solomon Island, Samoa, Niue, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, Republic of Marshall Islands, Fiji, Papua and New Guinea, Guyana and Sri Lanka.

The same facility is reciprocated to the Indian citizens by the following countries: - Thailand, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jordan, Maldives, Macau, Timor Leste, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Seychelles, Kenya, Mozambique, Djibouti, Guinea-bissau, Mauritius, Sao Tome & Principe, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi, Cape Verde, Comoros, Egypt, Gambia, Togo, Jamaica, EI Salvador, Saint Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, Bolivia, Guyana, Fiji, Samoa, Nauru and Tuvalu.

Besides the countries mentioned above, Indians can also obtain Visa-on-Arrival in the following 23 countries subject to them being pre-cleared before arrival in the country. These countries are Albania, Azerbaijan, Cameroon, DR Congo, Eritrea, Gabon, Georgia, Ghana, Iran, Israel, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mongolia, Myanmar, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Vietnam.

The remaining countries are not extending Visa-on-Arrival facility to the Indian citizens. Extending Visa facilitation is a policy issue of that country concerned, which they decide keeping in mind several factors relevant to that country.

The inclusion of additional countries in Visa-on-Arrival scheme is a continuous process which is done after appropriate consultation with all stakeholders.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Dr. Ravindra Babu and Shri Ram Charitra Nishad in the Lok Sabha today.

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Activities of SIMI

The undertrial fugitives who escaped from Khandwa jail are suspected to be involved in various terrorist acts in different parts of the country. However, their actual involvement or otherwise can only be determined after a thorough investigation of such incidents. In this regard, the Ministry of Home Affairs has requested the State Governments concerned to send their reports on such incidents in accordance with section 6(2) of the National Investigation Agency Act, 2008 along with their views for transfer of these cases to National Investigation Agency (NIA) for investigation.

The Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have recommended transfer of the cases FIR No.590/14 registered at Police Station Kotwali City relating to IED explosion at Bijnaur and FIR No.369/2014 registered at Police Station Gangnahar relating to IED explosion at Roorkee respectively, to NIA. These cases have been handed over to NIA for further investigation.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Smt. K.Maragatham in the Lok Sabha today.

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Status of Report of Interlocutors

Based on the recommendations of all-party delegation to Jammu and Kashmir and keeping in view the objective to maintain peace and order and defuse the situation through confidence building measures, the Government appointed a Group of Interlocutors on 13th October, 2010 to hold a sustained dialogue with all sections of the people in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Group of Interlocutors submitted their Report on 12th October, 2011. The same was uploaded on the website of this Ministry on 24th May, 2012 for the benefit of the public at large. The copies of the Report have also been placed in the Parliament Library for the benefit of the Hon’ble Members of Parliament.

A copy of the Report has also been forwarded to the Government of J&K for comments. No comments, however, have so far been received from the State Government on the report. A reminder has been sent recently to the State Government of Jammu and Kashmir vide letter dated 3rd March 2015 to expedite its comments on the report of Interlocutors.

The views expressed in the Report are the views of the Interlocutors. The Government has not yet taken any decision on the Report. Government will welcome an informed debate on the contents of the Report.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary in a written reply to a question by Shri Jyotiraditya M.Scindia in the Lok Sabha today.

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Martyr for CAPF

There have been demands for giving Shaheed/Martyr status to the CAPF and Assam Rifles (AR) personnel killed in action. In the meeting of Committee of Secretaries held on 14/09/2011, Ministry of Defence indicated that Shaheed/Martyr is not defined anywhere and presently they are not issuing any order/notification to this effect in respect of Defence personnel. Similarly, no status of Shaheed/Martyr is given to the CAPF and AR personnel. However, their families/Next of Kin (NOK) are given full family pension under the Liberalized Pensionary Award (LPA) rules and lump sum ex-gratia compensation of Rs.15 lakh as per rules in addition to other benefits admissible.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Shri Senguttuvan B. in the Lok Sabha today.

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