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Who does this gas belong to According to Supreme Court of India and the Indian Constitutionthis gas belongs to thepeople of India Complete surrender of UPA before RIL indicates UPAs inability to run governance in accordance with the Constitution Drastic reduction in production has forced many gas based power plants in the country to shut down or run at much lower capacity According to media reportsalmost 9000 MW of gas based power plants are lying idle Todaypower from gas based power plant costs around Rs 3 per KWH If gas price is increased from $ 42 to $ 142 as demanded by Reliancepower rates would go upto Rs 7 per KWH Thats too expensive At that costmost of these plants would have to permanently shut down This is not the first time that a union minister has been eased out at Mukesh Ambanis insistence In 2006when RIL had to get its capex increased from $ 239 billion dollars to $ 88 billion dollarsMani Shankar Iyer was removed and a more Reliance friendly MurliDeora was brought in Brief history: RIL got this contract during NDA regime in the year 2000 The contract was meant to favor RIL right from the beginning In any businessincrease in costs means decrease in profits Howeverthe NDA government signed a contract dictated by RIL wherein an increase in cost by one rupee meant additional profits of RIL by almost Rs 22 Isnt it strange A parameter called Investment Multiple has been defined in the contract as under: Investment Multiple (IM) = Total Revenue / Total Investment According to the contracttill IM is below 15RIL takes away more than 80% of profits and government gets less than 20% of profits It is only when IM becomes more than 25 that government gets 85% This meansRIL has a huge incentive to keep IM below 15 by increasing the expenditure artificially Thus if Reliance were to increase expenditure from 1 Billion to 2 Billion on a revenue of 5 billiontheir own net income would go up from 16 Billion to 35 Billion This is what the CAG has stated in para 81 of its performance Audit of Hydrocarbon PSCs (extract from executive summary of CAG as annexure 2) In 2004RIL submitted an Initial Development Plan (IDP) saying they would produce 40 mmscmd for an investment of $ 239 billion All this happened when Ram Naik was the petroleum minister in Vajpayee regime Within 2 yearsRIL submitted another plan saying they would produce 80 mmscmd for an increased investment of $ 88 billion Doesnt that sound strange To double productionyou increase your investment by four times Having put the initial infrastructure in placeit should have cost lesser to create additional production capacity Mani Shankar Iyerwho was the then Petroleum ministerwould not have allowed this SoMani was shunted out of petroleum ministry and Murli Deorafamous to be Reliance manwas brought in January 2006 Despite strong protests by some MPs like Tapan SenDeora approved $ 88 billion expenditure By allowing $ 88 billion expenditurein effectDeora allowed a future revenue of over Rs 1 lakh crores ($ 20 billion dollars) for RIL CAG has remarked that there is strong evidence that RIL is gold plating its capital expenditure Expenditure has been artificially increased (for reasons mentioned above) For instanceRIL is required to place orders for its plantmachinery and other requirements through international competitive bids CAG alleges that bids were arbitrarily rejected to favor some parties Just one company namely Aker group got many contracts (see annexure 3which is an extract from CAG report) Is this group related to RIL Is RIL siphoning off money through this method RILs pressure tactics: RIL signed a contract with NTPC in 2004 to supply gas for its power plants at $ 234 per mmBTU for 17 years It signed a similar contract with RNRL to supply gas at $ 234 per mmBTU HoweverRIL went back on its word Under RILs pressureEGOM headed by Sh Pranab Mukherjeerevised gas price in September 2007 to $ 42 per mmBTU NTPC and RNRL were forced to accept gas from RIL at revised price By doing thisPranab Mukherjee headed EGOM gave an undue benefit of Rs8000 crores to RIL What is RILs actual cost of production Cost of production is much less than $ 234 per mmBTU (Copy of extracts from an SC order Annexure 4)RIL had actually signed long term agreements with NTPC and RNRL for supplying gas at that rate for 17 years This means that at $234 per mmBTU alsoRIL was making adequate profits India is getting gas at $ 09 per mmBTU from Oman Gas rates in Canada are at $ 174 per mmBTU This means that at $ 234 per mmBTU alsoRIL was making huge profits RIL sold out nations resources: Ownership rights of this gas belong to the people of India RIL is just a contractor hired by GOI to extract gas StrangelyRIL sold 30% stake in 21 of 29 oil blocks to British Petroleum in July 2011 at $ 72 billion Government gave approval to RIL to do that How can they do that It is almost like I hire a driver to drive my car and that driver sells off my car after a few days Performance of RIL so far has been much worse than perhaps the worst performing government department 1 4 times cost escalation within 2 years from $ 239 billion in 2004 to $ 88 billion in 2006 2 Increase in gas price from $ 234 per mmBTU in 2004 to $ 42 per mmBTU in 2007 to the present demand of $ 142 per mmBTU 3 Capacity created for producing 80 mmscmd after incurring such a huge cost ends up producing just 27 mmscmd after 12 years 4 31 oil wells should have been in production till now Out of themjust 13 are functional Has any government department fared as badly If this had happened in any government departmentit would have been ripped apart by all government agencies and media RIL scam akin to coal scam: This scam is on similar lines as Coal block allocation scam Coal blocks were given away saying that coal production was less in the country and private sector participation would increase coal production Rather than produce coalthe private parties hoarded coal blocks to sell them at appropriate time in future In this case alsooil blocks were given away to RIL on the excuse that oil and gas production in the country was less and private sector participation would bring efficiency. 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“They have proved to the world that ‘we can organise a World Cup, including giving Rs 15 lakh to every Indian and increasing the minimum support price of crops for farmers. only nine bills out of the 25 were passed during those 19 days.Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Shri Ananthkumar spoke to media persons in November and said that people strongly desire that the Indian Parliament legislates on the Triple Talaq bill and theNational Commission for Backward Classes bill and the government is committed to respond to the desires Some of the key bills that are slated to be introduced in the upcoming session: The Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017 The 123rd Amendment bill was introduced in April 2017 for the monsoon session of Parliament to set up the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) under the Constitution The bill was passed by the Lok Sabha in the last session but the Rajya Sabha required further amendments in the bill and due to split views the bill was shelved It is now set to be re-introduced in the Lok Sabha NCBC has the power to examine the inclusion and exclusion of backward classes and acts as an advisory body to the central government The proposed legislation seeks to establish the NCBC under the Constitution and provide it the authority to examine complaints and welfare measures regarding socially and educationally backward classes The Commission would comprise of five members appointed by the President who would investigate and monitor how safeguards are provided to the backward classes The Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2017 In November the government issued a statement considering to make talaq-e-biddat or triple talaq a criminal offence under the Muslim Women Protection of Rights on Marriage Bill 2017 After three months to the Supreme Court judgment pronouncing triple talaq as unconstitutional and void the bill is likely to be tabled in the winter session of Parliament The Citizenship (Amendment) Bill 2016 The 2016 bill aims to amend the Citizenship Act 1955 was introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Home Affairs Rajnath Singh The bill focuses on the citizenship of illegal migrants An illegal migrant was defined as a foreigner who travels to India without a passport and other travel documents or somebody who overstays their visit in the country The bill has however modified the definition and made an exception for the Hindus Sikhs Buddhists Jains Parsis and Christians from Afghanistan Bangladesh and Pakistan In short foreigners falling under the mentioned religious category and places will no longer be treated as illegal migrants A second modification was made to the time duration of applying for a citizenship by naturalisation (legal act to acquire citizenship of a country) Out of the many qualifications one has to meet one of them was that before applying for a citizenship a foreigner must have resided in India or been in government service for at least 11 years This particular law would change for the religious groups mentioned above and the time duration to stay in India or in government service will be reduced to six years The Act laid down circumstances under which the citizenship of a foreigner or a OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) would stand cancelled like if the registration has been through fraud or within five years of the registration the person was sent to prison for two or more years Adding to the reasons the bill will bring forth a fourth clause which would cover a foreigner violating any law in force in the country Most likely it might include petty offences like parking in a no parking zone The Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Bill 2016 Introduced in Lok Sabha by the Minister of Road Transport and Highways Mr Nitin Gadkari the bill aims to amend the Motor Vehicles Act 1988 Passed by the Lok Sabha the bill remains pending in the other House Bringing exhaustive changes to the previous law the bill requires the central government to develop a National Transportation Policy which would lay down the framework for road transport Apart from the transportation policy the bill will recall defect vehicles from the road make insurance compulsory for all who own a vehicle compensation to families in death and run cases increased penalties on drink and drive and in case of failure of maintaining a vehicle a person could be fined upto Rs 100 crore The bill strives to keep up with the changing time and aims to provide services like licenses applications and forms receipt of money and fines through electronic medium The Transgender Persons (Protection of Rights) Bill The original bill is set to be re-introduced in the winter session The Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment decided to junk parliamentary recommendations on the inclusion of transgender partnerships and marriage The original bill was introduced in the last session which aimed to protect and safeguard transgenders from discrimination and provide quotas in government colleges and jobs The Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill 2017 On November 11 the Centre informed the Supreme Court that it is most likely to table the Representation of the People (Amendment) Bill to allow proxy voting rights to Non-Resident Indians (NRIs) On July 14 the court asked the Centre to decide whether electoral laws be amended or NRIs would be allowed to vote by postal or e-ballots in the polls The Dentists (Amendment) Bill 2017 Introduced by Minister of Health and Family Welfare Mr Jagat Prakash Nadda in Lok Sabha on July 19 2016 the bill seeks to amendDentists Act 1948 and replace the Dentists (Amendment) Ordinance 2016 A uniform entrance examination for all dental institutions at undergraduate and post-graduate level and the bill seeks to conduct entrance examinations in Hindi English and other languages The remaining bills to be tabled are Three bills will be taken up to replace the ordinances: The Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Ordinance 2017 The Ordinance amends the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to States) Amendment Act 2017 which was promulgated on September 2 2017 The Ordinance aims to increase the cap on the GST compensation cess levied on cars from 15 percent to 25 per cent The Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 The 2017 Ordinance amends the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 It particularly amends the definition of a resolution applicant and their eligibility and ineligibility The ordinance defines a resolution applicant as a person who submits a resolution plan after receiving an invite by the insolvency professional to do so The 2016 Code defined the same as someone who submits a resolution plan to an insolvency professional The Ordinance lays down 10 ineligibility criteria for a resolution applicant few of them being a willful defaulter identified by the RBI a person who has been convicted with two years more years of imprisonment an undischarged insolvent and person prohibited from trading in securities It also introduces heavy penalty on people contravening the law Penalty ranging from Rs 1 lakh to 2 crores would be applied on provisions which have failed to specify a penalty on contravention The Indian Forest (Amendment) Ordinance 2017 Amending the Indian Forest Act 1927 the ordinance was introduced on November 23 2017 The Ordinance modifies the legal definition of a tree and removes the word bamboos from the list including palms stumps brush-wood and canes Bamboos growing in non-forest areas will no longer require permission for its felling or transportation for economic use On November 23 Union Minister of Environment Forest and Climate Change Dr Harsh Vardhan spoke to media persons and emphasised to promote cultivation of bamboo in non-forest areas which achieves twin objectives ie increasing the income of farmers and also increasing the green cover of the country For all the latest India News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsBy: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: April 21 2015 10:20 pm Top News The BJP-led NDA government has dropped the names of former Prime Ministers Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi from two awards for propagating Hindi The two awards have been discontinued by the Home Ministry and instead launched two new schemes for doing outstanding work for promoting the progressive use of official language According to a Home Ministry order the ‘Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Puraskar’ and ‘Rajiv Gandhi Rashtriya Gyan-Vigyan Maulik Pustak Lekhan Puraskar’ launched more than two decades ago have given away for ‘Rajbhasha Kirti Puraskar’ and ‘Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar’ Home Ministry officials have denied that the earlier two awards named after two former Prime Ministers belonging to Congress party have been changed due to political consideration by the BJP-led NDA government “It is purely an administrative decision to make the awards more useful” an official said Earlier there were four categories of Rajbhasha awards of which two were named after the two former Prime Ministers The four awards were merged into two now Under the ‘Rajbhasha Gaurav Puraskar Scheme’ awards will be given to any citizen of India for writing original book in Hindi on knowledge and science based subjects to central government employees (including retired one) for writing original book in Hindi and to Central Government Employees (including retired one) for writing an excellent article in Hindi ‘Rajbhasa Kirti Puraskar’ will be given for outstanding work in promoting the progressive use of official language to Ministries Departments Public Sector Undertakings banks and in-house Hindi magazines For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Mohamed Thaver | Mumbai | Published: September 5 2016 1:24 am Once the cloned cards are ready they are sold to a third gang that uses them with on the fraudulently acquired POS machines (Representational Picture) Top News CYBER CRIMINALS have come up with yet another way to use card details to steal money investigators have said Cases have come to light where fraudsters have used credit card swiping machines such as the ones in use in stores for fraudulent transactions Until now criminals after obtaining victims’ credit card details would use the information to make online transactions But with the new way they can use the details to obtain cash An officer with the Cyber Crime Investigation Cell (CCIC) said during a recent raid at a hideout used by a Rajasthan-based cyber-crime gang investigators found several point of sale (POS) machines Probe revealed the gang had claimed to have been running a shop “They had actually paid Rs 30000 to rent a place in order to get the POS machines” the officer said Explaining the modus operandi the officer said such criminals first rent a shop premises then approach a bank for a POS machine On them they swipe cards with fraudulently acquired details The officer said that soon the accused withdraw the money from the bank and flee By the time victims and the bank where the account was opened by the accused realise the ‘purchases’ were made by cyber criminals fraudsters move on to another state the officer said On most occasions there are separate gangs involved in the crime One gang calls victims posing as bank representatives and obtains their card details This gang then sells the data to another which copies the data on blank credit cards available in the market Once the cloned cards are ready they are sold to a third gang that uses them with on the fraudulently acquired POS machines “This is a well oiled network that also includes foreign nationals” a senior officer said The officer added “In order to ensure criminals do not obtain POS machines easily we suggested a slew of security measures to banks Now most of them do not give POS machines to all applicants They also set a limit of transactions” For all the 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