“There was no death due to lack of oxygen, no such information was received from the states.”
Last month, this statement was made by the Modi government at the Center in Parliament, which was strongly criticized.
Now the Central Information Commission (CIC) has given 10 days to the Modi government to release the data of deaths due to lack of oxygen.
english newspaper the telegraph has published this report prominently.
The CIC is a constitutional body created under the Right to Information Act.
‘It is not fair to refer to national interests’
The CIC has directed that the central government, within the next 10 days, present the data of deaths due to lack of oxygen in front of the officers and experts who look after the arrangement of medical oxygen.
The Central Information Commission has also said that the manner in which the Modi government has refused to give information about the preparedness to deal with the corona epidemic citing national interests, it does not appear to be ‘justified’.
This order of the CIC came after the appeal of Delhi-based transparency activist Saurabh Das, in which he had sought to make the records related to medical oxygen public.
During the second wave of the corona epidemic, there was a huge crisis of medical oxygen in India. Hospitals in many big cities including Delhi were suffering from lack of oxygen and the government had to get oxygen from abroad.
There were also reports of death of more than 40 people in three hospitals in Delhi due to disruption of oxygen supply.
Loss of more than Rs 133 crore to people due to stalled Parliament proceedings
Due to the daily uproar in the Parliament and disruption of the proceedings of the House, the taxpayers of the country have suffered a loss of more than Rs 133 crore.
english newspaper business standard This claim has been made by quoting government sources in the news published in
According to government sources, at least 89 hours of the monsoon session of Parliament have been wasted.
During the monsoon session, the opposition created a ruckus over Pegasus espionage and other matters, due to which the house was adjourned repeatedly.
The opposition parties accused the government of avoiding discussion, debate and accountability, while the government accused the opposition parties of not allowing the house to function.
Due to all this, Parliament could run for only 18 hours out of the stipulated 107 hours and the taxpayers suffered a loss of more than Rs 133 crore.
The monsoon session of Parliament began on July 19 and will continue till August 13.
Modi government’s project is hanging again and again
The deadline of the Modi government’s ambitious Bharat Net project has once again been missed.
english newspaper Deccan herald According to the news published in the report, the central government on June 30 approved a ‘revised strategy’ for the Bharat Net project. With this, the budget of the project has increased from 42,068 crores to 61,109 crores.
In the first phase of this project, a target has been set to provide broadband connection in 16 states of the country with the help of Public Private Partnership (PPP) model.
Under the Bharat Net project, it was said to provide broadband connection to 6.3 lakh villages of India by the year 2023.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself had announced this from the Red Fort on Independence Day last year.
Initially, under this project, the target was to connect 2.5 lakh gram panchayats in the country with optical fiber by August 2021, but this deadline was also missed.
The government had told Parliament in March this year that so far only 1.5 lakh gram panchayats have been serviced and 5.09 lakh km of optical fiber cables have been laid.
It was then said from the government that the project was affected due to the restrictions and lockdown of the Corona epidemic.
Caste census: ‘Nitish Kumar will ask PM Modi for time’
Leader of Opposition in Bihar Tejashwi Yadav has said that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will ask Prime Minister Narendra Modi for time to talk on the issue of caste-based census.
RJD leader Tejashwi said, “The Chief Minister has agreed to the demand for a caste-based census of the Bihar Assembly. He will seek time from PM Modi to formally talk about it.”
The Central Government had given a statement in Parliament that now only Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Castes will be included in the caste census.
After this, in many states including Bihar, the demand for caste census of Other Backward Classes (OBC) also started rising.
In Bihar, apart from the BJP, all the parties are demanding the inclusion of backward and most backward classes in the caste census.
this news Times of India has published.
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