How to keep MPs happy? With junkets

Former guvs may get secretarial aid money

GN Bureau | January 21, 2013



The government has taken an informal decision to send “high-level” delegations of MPs to five-six countries to keep our elected representatives in good humour. This brainwave has come from Kamal Nath. A detailed background paper on this subject was approved by the political leadership. Turkey, Vietnam, the US, France and China are the likely destinations. At least 200 MPs will be spending 10-15 days in better climates this summer to discuss and deliberate issues relating to India’s permanent seat in the UN Security Council. The incentive comes ahead of Lok Sabha polls announcement, expected before September 2013. "What an idea, sir-ji," a union minister said in a lighter vein to Kamal Nath.

Former guvs may get secretarial aid
A financial package to get secretarial assistance to the former governors is in the offing. The standing committee on the ministry of home affairs is to discuss this issue in its meeting and recommend to the government to bring a bill for that purpose in the budget session. If approved, a former governor will get a monthly allowance of Rs 20,000 for secretarial help. At present, there are 85-90 former governors in the country.

Comments

 

Other News

AAI plans development of Lucknow, Deoghar, Rajkot and Allahabad airports

The airports at Lucknow, Deoghar, Rajkot and Allahabad would be spruced up by Airports Authority of India to improve and develop infrastructure to meet growing traffic demands. The authority plans to construct a new integrated passenger terminal building at Chaudhary Charan Singh Internation

Housing for all: A realisable dream

The Indian constitution states that “the state shall strive to promote the welfare of the people, protecting as effectively as it may a social order in which justice, social, economic and political for all.” It is on these basic values that India continues to endeavour to provide its people bas

Why judicial reforms matter

Two path-breaking judgments by the Supreme Court on privacy and triple talaq were a reminder of how much we have begun to rely on the judiciary to make sense of a conflicted world. Seventy years after Independence, India’s judiciary has many accomplishments to its credit. A large judicial infrastruct

Sail supplies 80% steel for Sardar Sarovar project

Maharatna enterprise Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) has said that it supplied 80 percent steel required for construction of the Sardar Sarovar Project unveiled by prime minister Narendra Modi.    SAIL supplied around 85,000 tonnes of steel for the entire Sardar

Why university and college teachers are unhappy across the country

College and university teachers all across the country seem too much worried about the policy shift with respect to their pay and regulations from centre to states. Therefore, they may be gearing up for an indefinite movement in the coming days, a situation that was built only during the previous regime of

Sardar Sarovar saga reaches closure, finally

After a long wait of almost half a century, filled with more twists and turns than the river Narmada’s, the Sardar Sarovar project is finally complete.   Prime minister Narendra Modi dedicated the multipurpose project to the nation on Sunday, which also happened to be h



Video

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook    Twitter    Google Plus    Linkedin    Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter