YK MYK UNEMPLOYMENT OF YOUTH AND INEQUALITY RISING IN INDIAN SOCIETY OPINION Rs. 5 RANCHI SATURDAY, 25 JUNE, 2022 PG-12, YEAR—12, ISSUE—47 (RNI NO: JHAENG / 2012 / 44137) AT A GLANCE BANK UNIONS DEFER JUNE 27 STRIKE AS IBA AGREES TO START TALKS ON JULY 1 CHENNAI: The United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBU), an umbrella body of several bank unions, has deferred its June 27 strike call, said a top leader of All India Bank Employees' Association (AIBEA). The Indian Banks' Association (IBA) has informed the UFBU that it has decided to commence the negotiations on all residual issues on July 1, 2022 in Mumbai, said C.H. Venkatachalam, General Secretary, AIBEA. In view of the negotiations starting on July 1, the proposed All India strike on June 27 has been deferred, he said. PARAMESWARAN IYER APPOINTED AS NITI AAYOG CEO NEW DELHI: Former Drinking Water and Sanitation Secretary Parameswaran Iyer, who spearheaded the Swachh Bharat Mission, was on Friday appointed as the CEO of Niti Aayog, according to a government order. He will replace Amitabh Kant, who will demit office on June 30. Iyer has been appointed for two years or until further orders, whichever is earlier, the personnel ministry order stated. According to the order, Iyer's appointment has been made on the same terms and conditions as were applicable for Kant. A 1981-batch IAS officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre, Iyer is a well-known sanitation specialist, and best known for spearheading Prime Minister Narendra Modi government's flagship scheme the Swachh Bharat Mission between 2016 and 2020. CORONA METER INDIA TOTAL CASES: 43,347,597 TOTAL DEATHS: 524,941 WORLD TOTAL CASES: 546,947,158 TOTAL DEATHS: 6,346,310 BIRMINGHAM TEST: TOUGH BATTLE AWAITS INDIA AGAINST BOLD ENGLAND SPORTS Morning India CM urges new officers to act like eyes, nose and ears of govt MI NEWS SERVICE RANCHI: Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Friday urged the newly appointed Jharkhand Administrative Service (JAS) officers to be ready to serve in the extremist affected and other difficult areas of the state. While addressing the JAS officers in a programme at Project Bhawan the CM said that the officers should not aspire for posting in the safe areas and strive to take the benefit of development schemes to last man of the society wherever they serve. He added that government is particularly sensitive towards the progress of poor, workers and the farmers. The CM stated "You all are the eyes, nose and ears of the government and have to play important role in overall development of the state. You should win the confidence of people through work." He mentioned that each of the five divisions of the state have its own peculiarities. He said that the officers must have knowledge of the local language so they are not misled by the middlemen in implementation of schemes. The CM pointed out that the administrative officers should not have the arrogant behavior with the people and should never misuse their HEARING ON RANCHI VIOLENCE EXTENDED TILL JULY 8 post. He said that there is no reason why the state, which has 42 percent of the country's natural resources, should remain backward. The state also has a hard working manpower; he said adding all these factors must be utilized better to take the state forward. He said that government was also trying to link various employment generation schemes and government appointments with various policies including sports policy. Minister Alamgir Alam Maha crisis: Rebels claim support of 37 MLAs, Sena left with MUMBAI: As the Maharashtra political crisis continued for the 4th day, the rebels' group led by Minister Eknath Shinde proclaimed the support of 37 MLAs leaving the Shiv Sena with 17 legislators. The rebels group submitted its claimed list to Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly Narhari Zirwal, late on Thursday, with the balance left with the Sena. The rebels list also attached two resolutions stating that Shinde continues to be the chief of Shiv Sena Legislative Party, and appointed MLA Bharat Gogavale as the new Chief Whip, as the group contended its support has increased today to 41 Sena MLAs, plus a dozen independents and smaller parties today (June 24). On the Sena side, the MLAs are: Aaditya Thackeray, Ajay Chaudhri, Sunil Prabhu, Ramesh Korgaonkar, Bhaskar Jadhav, Nitin Deshmukh, Vaibhav Naik, Kailash Patil, Sanjay Potnis, Rahul Patil, Prakash Fatarpekar, Santosh Bangar, Sunil Raut, Ravindra Waikar, Uday Samant, Rajan Salvi, and Udaysinh Rajput. One MLA -- Dilip Mama Lande -- who was with the Sena till this morning, abruptly changed sides and joined the rebels in Guwahati. The development came shoulder-to-shoulder with the Shiv Sena in Mumbai submitting a list of 16 rebel MLAs including Shinde, to Zirwal, demanding they should be disqualified, late on Wednesday. Party MP Arvind Sawant said that the disqualification has been sought for flouting the Sena's Whip to attend a meeting of party legislators held on Wednesday. Those who did not attend that meeting included: Eknath Shinde, Tanaji Sawant, Prakash Surve, Sandipan Bhumre, Bharat Gogavale, Balaji Kinikar, Anil Babar, Lata Sonwane, Yamini Jadhav, Sanjay Shirsat, Mahesh Shinde and Abdul Sattar, and a few other names were added later on Friday. This move came after the Sena on Tuesday removed Shinde as the Shiv Sena Legislative Party Leader and replaced him with Ajay Chaudhri, which the Dy. Speaker has accepted but the rebels group has cried foul. Dismissing the Sena decision, Shinde said in Guwahati on Friday that the move is "illegal" and intended to scare the legislators -- even as Nationalist Congress Party President Sharad Pawar entered the battle arena to The CM pointed out that the administrative officers should not have the arrogant behavior with the people and should never misuse their post. He said that there is no reason why the state, which has 42 percent of the country's natural resources, should remain backward. stated that the officers must ensure jobs to the workers and the needy people to curb the migration of workers. He STAR RATINGS FOR VEHICLES BASED ON CRASH TESTS: GADKARI CHENNAI: Automobiles in India will get star ratings based on their performance in crash tests, said Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways on Friday. Approving the Draft GSR Notification to introduce Bharat NCAP (New Car Assessment Programme) for awarding Star Ratings based on their performance in crash tests, Gadkari said Bharat-NCAP will serve as a consumer-centric platform allowing customers to opt for safer cars based on their ratings. It will also promote healthy competition among original equipment manufacturers (OEM) in India to manufacture safer vehicles. The Minister said Star Rating of Indian cars based on crash tests is extremely crucial. NDA’s presidential candidate Droupadi Murmu files her nomination papers NEW DELHI: The presidential candidate nominated by the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA, Droupadi Murmu on Friday filed her nomination papers at the Parliament Library Building in the national capital. PM Narendra Modi proposed her name for the nomination, which was seconded by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh. The second set of proposers were the chief ministers of BJP-ruled states, the third proposers were MLAs and MPs from Himachal and Haryana and the fourth set were MLAs and MPs from Gujarat. PM Modi, Union Home Minister Amit Shah, BJP National President JP Nadda, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Union Minister Piyush Goyal, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Tribal Affairs Arjun Munda, Union ministers and BJP leaders Gen VK Singh (Retd), Bhupender Yadav and Giriraj Singh were present at the Parliament during her nomination filing. said that the officers should create a positive impact on people's mind through their work. Chief secretary Sukhdeo Singh said that the officers should not use their post to harass the people. He said that they should be available to the people round the clock. Several appointed officers shared their experience regarding the development works carried out in the blocks during the Covid period. Several senior government officers were present on the occasion. IAF BEGINS SELECTION PROCESS UNDER AGNIPATH SCHEME NEW DELHI: The recruitment process in the Indian Air Force under the Agnipath scheme got underway on Friday with the opening of the registration window, a week after violent protests rocked several states. "Registration window to apply for #Agniveervayu is operational from 10 am today," the IAF said on Twitter. Unveiling the Agnipath scheme on June 14, the government had said youth between the ages of 17-and-a-half and 21 years would be inducted for a four-year tenure, while 25 per cent of them will be subsequently inducted for regular service. Several parts of the country witnessed violent protests against the scheme. A number of opposition parties and military experts had slammed the scheme, contending it will adversely impact the operational capabilities of the armed forces. The government had on June 16 increased the upper age limit for recruitment under the scheme to 23 years from 21 for the year 2022. Those recruited under the Agnipath scheme will be called 'Agniveer'. The Army has said the new scheme will ensure a youthful profile of the defence forces and result in reduction of the average age of soldiers from 32 to 26 years over a period of time. The three service chiefs have strongly backed the scheme, which was unveiled after over two years of deliberations. The monthly salary of an 'Agniveer' in the first year of employment will be Rs 30,000. RANCHI: Jharkhand High Court adjourned the hearing on the Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking National Investigation Agency (NIA) into the violence in Ranchi till July 8. The division bench comprising Chief Justice Dr Ravi Ranjan and Justice SN Prasad adjourned the hearing on the request of the advocate general (AG) Rajiv Ranjan who sought time in the case. Earlier the HC had directed the state government to submit a report on the violence and police firing in Ranchi on June 10. It had sought information regarding intelligence inputs regarding the violence and the preventive action. However, the AG sought more time for the submitting the report. —Sanjay Sahay SC: Gujarat riots not pre-planned, inaction by officials can’t be criminal conspiracy NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Friday said there is "no tittle of material" to prove that 2002 Gujarat riots were pre-planned and the inaction of some state officials can't be the basis to term it as a statesponsored crime against the minority community. A bench, headed by Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and comprising Justices Dinesh Maheshwari and C.T. Ravikumar, said: "Suffice it to observe that there is no tittle of material, much less tangible material to support the plea of the appellant that the Godhra incident unfolded on February 27, 2002 and the events which followed, was a pre-planned event owing to the criminal conspiracy hatched at the highest level in the state." It noted that inaction or failure of some officials of one section of the state administration cannot be the basis to infer a pre-planned criminal conspiracy by the authorities of the state government or to term it as a state sponsored crime (violence) against the minority community. "Such inaction or negligence cannot pass the muster of hatching a criminal conspiracy, for which the degree of participation in the planning of commission of an offence of this magnitude must come to the fore in some way. The SIT was not there to enquire into the failures of the state administration, but the remit given to it by this Court was to enquire into the allegations of larger criminal conspiracy (at the highest level)," the top court said. Upholding the SIT's clean chit to then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and 63 others in the 2002 riots, the bench said there must be credible evidence regarding state sponsored breakdown of law-and-order situation, and not spontaneous or isolated instances or events of failure of state administration to control the situation.