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The government has made it mandatory for village panchayats to attach a Chartered Accountant's certificate on spendings incurred under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), the Rajya Sabha was informed today.
The imposition of the new User Development Fee(UDF) on passengers at Delhi airport came under attack in the Rajya Sabha today with members saying it was high, especially questioning the levy for incoming passengers.
Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh today indicated that there was no possibility of starting airlines' operations from Raxaul in Bihar but promised to look into the matter as BJP and JD-U members in the Rajya Sabha made a strong pitch for the same.
The Lokpal bill is expected to be brought in the Rajya Sabha on Monday with some key amendments including removal of the provisions for setting up of Lokayuktas in states.
Government today assured Rajya Sabha that it will inquire into the denial of admission by AIIMS of an alleged Naxal sympathsier Soni Sori despite the Supreme Court directing the hospital to medically examine her.
An Independent member today made a fervent appeal to make provision for nomination of war veterans to Rajya Sabha as is done to great personalities from the field of cricket or cinema.
HRD Minister's intervention was sought in Rajya Sabha today for restoring 26 face-to-face programmes by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in the wake of over 10,000 BEd aspirants and other students being deprived admissions.
A BJP member today expressed concern in the Rajya Sabha over the poor not getting free treatment in hospitals built on government land and demanded stern against such hospitals.
BJP voices concern over fate of flat buyers in Noida Extn BJP members in Rajya Sabha today said the controversy over construction of residential apartments in Noida Extension on Delhi's outskirts has not been resolved due to "red-tapism". Raising the issue during Zero Hour, Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi (BJP) said 10 lakh people, who have booked homes there, were left in the lurch. He said dreams of about 10 lakh people who booked houses by investing their entire lifetime savings have crashed and they are now demonstrating at Jantar Mantar here for justice. The prevailing red-tapism in Central government, preventing it to come out with a solution, has also rendered lakhs of construction workers jobless and they are on the verge of starvation, he said. "The National Capital Region Planning Board entrusted with the task of deciding on the issue has failed to come out with a master plan," he said. As regards compensation to farmers whose land was acquired, they are yet to get justice even as the High Court has come ou ...
The government should come out with a cogent plan for building a larger consensus among political parties which would clear the prevailing environment of mistrust and help bring reforms agenda back on track, said Mr Arun Jaitley, Member of Parliament and Leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Bharatiya Janata Party during the Valedictory session of the Annual General Meeting of CII on 18th April 2012 at New Delhi.
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