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Roads are closed in the vicinity and we urge the community to avoid the area,widely perceived to be BJP? The judge dismissed his petition with a penalty of Rs 50, The five-page document touches upon the following. Neymar broke Granada’s stubborn resistance with a scrappy goal midway through the first half when his shot hit Jean-Sylvain Babin and looped over keeper Roberto Fernandez. 2015 1:56 am Sourav Mondal’s life and cricket career have taken an unprecedented twist following his team-mate Ankit Keshri’s death. Narain Singh Rawat,grant or refuse to grant the licence or lease. With respect to coalthe Central government can approve the decision of the state government prior to the issuance of the concessionthis approval role being required precisely because the Centre did not have the power to select the allottees in the first placethrough competitive bidding or otherwise The purpose of the central approval is to ensure that requirements under Central laws were complied withrather than to substitute the power of the state government In the face of this explicit statutory provisionit would have been illegal for the Centre to do what the CAG endorses introduce competitive bidding through administrative procedures giving the Central government the power to select licencees A statute cannot be violated by or amended through administrative procedures Such a move would have illegally usurped the statutory right of state governments to select the licencee Allotments could have been struck down and the entire effort at coal development would have gone for a six In its first opinion on the questionthe ministry of law stated (erroneously) in 2006 that the Centre could make this policy change under existing law through administrative mechanisms It has been suggested that this opinion did not consider the provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act It was soon corrected After full deliberationin September 2006the law secretary is said to have stated categorically that the amendment route was the most appropriate option available The CAG appears to have mistaken the Central government-chaired screening process that was introduced in 1993 to facilitate and expedite the licensing process prior to states receiving and processing applications for mining licencesfor the actual selection of licencees and the grant of mining licences The CAG failed to recognise that this screening process was merely that a screening process of applications It was not a substitute for the statutory process of applications to and grants by state governments of mining licences with the approval of the Centre The screening process created no legal rightsalthough it did acquire an excessive and misleading bluster It loosely used erroneous language not found in the lawsuch as allotment of coal blocks language adopted and used in the CAG report But that is no excuse for the CAG failing to understand its actual legal nature Was six years too long to make the legislative change States have much benefit in this power to issue mining concessions especially the leverage to extract additional concessions in return for the grant Divesting state governments of this power and transferring it to the Centre will naturally be strongly resisted by the statesas it was Coal and lignite bearing states strongly objected Vasundhara Rajethen chief minister of Rajasthanis said to have written to the prime minister opposing the moveas it would curtail the powers of the states andas she put itinfringe on the spirit of the Sarkaria Commission The chief secretaries of West Bengal and Chhattisgarh are also said to have opposed the move It is strange that a supreme audit institution would calculate losses arising from obeying the law and preferring a legislative route for amending policy The country is needlessly paying a high price for these errors by a supreme institution: political crisis and a parliamentary stalemate This is becauseseparate from review by the PAC and Parliament which are liable to be held hostage for partisan political grounds as we are now witnessing there is no mechanism for the CAG itself to correct its own errorsas the Supreme Court does through review and curative petitions We need to strengthen the capacity of the office of the CAGan institution of supreme importance Should the constitutional auditor lack multi-disciplinary capacityincluding in lawif it is to take up the complex challenges of performance auditing Should we professionalise the CAG with chartered accountants and professional auditors rather than rely only on bureaucrats trained on the job Should we continue to treat the CAG office as an end-of-career preserve for IAS officers who typically have no training or standing in the auditing field Should we rethink our institutional architecture to distinguish audits from independent evaluation Should we strengthen accountability for examplegiven that a CAG report has endorsed a course of action that violates a statutewhy has no one called for the resignation of the CAG The writer is directorRajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary StudiesDelhiand former vice-chancellorNational Law School of India UniversityBangalore For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Siddharaj Thale | Mumbai | Published: August 19 2017 3:53 am Related News The Bombay High Court has ordered a stay on the disqualification of Kalina Congress corporator Tulip Miranda Asking the state government and the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to not disqualify Miranda until further orders a bench of Justice B Karnik and Justice M Gavai also directed the Caste Scrutiny and Validity Committee to file their replies clarifying their stand on the issue within the next two weeks For the civic elections held in February this year Kalina was reserved for women candidates under the Other Backward Class (OBC) category Former Congress corporator Brian Miranda fielded his wife Tulip from the ward and she won the seat by more than 1600 votes However following a complaint and an inquiry she was disqualified in August last year on the grounds of not holding an OBC status Justice BR Gavai noted that in the absence of all records it would be unfair to deny relief to the Congress corporator and the electorate who voted for her “The Bapat Commission had conducted a study which recommended inclusion of three communities staying along the coastline of Maharashtra namely East Indians East Indian Christians and East Indian Catholics in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) This recommendation was accepted by the Maharashtra government When the petitioner filed a complaint the caste scrutiny and validity committee concluded that Miranda’s certificate was invalid without referring to the government’s and the church’s records” said Promod Kathane Miranda’s lawyer Miranda claims that she is an East Indian Christian and that she had obtained an OBC certificate “I am an East Indian and we are the original inhabitants of this city The report by the committee is false” she said The Caste Verification Committee conducted an inquiry last year in August and had concluded that Miranda’s caste certificate was invalid Miranda then approached the High Court For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: June 3 2017 4:30 am Top News Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has directed the chief secretary to identify plots for 850 mohalla clinics a move aimed at expediting completion of the AAP government’s flagship project The AAP government had promised to construct 1000 such clinics in Delhi to ensure basic healthcare to citizens free of cost In his note to Chief Secretary M M Kutty the Chief Minister said “The chief secretary is directed to coordinate with all departments who own land (like education DJB DUSIB PWD others)… 850 pieces of land equally distributed all over Delhi should be identified urgently to construct mohalla clinics The chief secretary should identify these plots of land by June 30 2017” After losses in Punjab and the MCD elections Kejriwal has been reviewing the functioning of the health department Kejriwal also directed Kutty to ensure that repair of all PWD roads is undertaken by July 31 For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Kanchan Vasdev | Chandigarh | Published: December 7 2017 2:24 am Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh at a function in Amritsar on Wednesday (Express photo by Rana Simranjit Singh) Related News Having denied protocol to Canadian minister of Indian origin Harjit Singh Sajjan earlier in April Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh is readyto extend a warm welcome to Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau who is expected to visit India early next year Amarinder had courted a controversy when he had refused to meet Sajjan the Candian Defence Minister during his visit to the country in April saying he was a sympathiser of Khalistanis While Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar met him Punjab denied protocol to Sajjan? Captain said he would ensure to make his point on radical elements in Canada.In some cases.

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