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Man dies due to doctor's negligence in Kupwara Srinagar, April 07: A man died due to the alleged negligence of doctors in a well-known private clinic in Kupwara district of north Kashmir. Mushtaq Ahmad Beigh, Block Secretary of Peoples Conference of Rashanpora, was admitted in Dr Ghulam Mohd Sheikh's private clinic in Regipora area on April 1, family sources told GNS Monday. At the clinic, the doctor discharged him late in the evening after conducting for Sigmodiscopy on him. "On April 04, the patient again complained of severe pain and subsequently he started bleeding which forced us to visit the clinic again", Gulzar Ahmad, a relative of the patient, told GNS. "After we reached at the clinic around 7:00 AM, the doctor conducted another surgery (Lapractomy) upon See Man On Page 11..

Change in school timing Srinagar, April 7: Directorate of School Education Kashmir Monday issued a notification with respect to change in school timings. The new school timing for all Government as well as recognized Private Schools falling within the municipal limits of Srinagar city shall be from 9:00 AM to 3 PM with effect from Wednesday (April 9. 09/04/2014. However, according to the Director School Education there shall be no change in school timing for the schools outside the municipal limits of Srinagar City. Directorate has See Change On Page 11..

Inside story Water logging forced faculty to shut the school SMC, other departments scilent spectators

Srinagar, April 7: Heavy water logging due to continuous downpour forced Principal Government Girls Higher Secondary School Amira Kadal to close the Institution on Monday while School administration said that they are mulling to extend the holiday’s as each and every class and staff room is water logged. Students told CNS that there were

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On Edit Page Devastation of Forests-an alarming situation The devastation of forests in the world as a whole has resulted in global warming which, in turn has confronted the world with massive earth quakes, Tsunamis’, floods, wild fires and other natural calamities. The global warming has made the environment so imbalanced that the existence of mankind has become subservient to the nature’s fury. In Jammu & Kashmir the illegal felling of forest cover and its irrational exploitation has brought the state at the brink of becoming a cold desert.

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Are Muslims really going to call shots in Lok Sabha Elections? Will it be a fight between secular and non-secular forces leaving behind corruption and good governance issues ? From special correspondent. Srinagar April 07: Called mother of all elections, the present Lok Sabha polls have generated new debates as they have created new political alliances and formations throughout the country. After Shahi Imama Syed Abdullah Bukhari in a surprise move appealed the Muslims of the country to vote for congress at National level and in West Bengal Trinimol Congress, jitters have been sent to spine of BJP and its allies who on one side were swearing by Muslim brotherin and on the other side were

trying to woe the majority sentiment by talking against Muslims who some of its leaders labeled 30% supporters of terrorism and some announced that present vote is to be treated as a revenge for past things obviously pointing towards Godhara incidents. The hate speeches which according to Shahi Imam are in total contrast to the basic structure of Indian constitution which is secular in nature and does not discriminate on the basis of caste, creed, religion and color. It was not only confined to Shahi Imam but about two hundred top intellectuals of the coun-

try also joined hands to appeal to the countrymen to vote against

communal politics and strengthen the secular manifestation. These

appeals have opened new points of confrontation and it is now seemingly more of a fight between communal and non-communal forces. If one goes by the statistics Muslims in the country can change the results of 22% of the total seats which means that if they vote in favour of secular candidates particular congress, the results will be totally different than shown in exit polls by various media organizations in about 126 seats around the country. Here comes the point where all predictions and exit polls can turn useless See Muslims On Page 11..

Dr Farooq files nomination papers Build Ram Temple, abrogate

370, Implement UCC

Omar mocks at BJP’s election advertisement ‘It is almost like we are being asked to vote for dictatorship’

Srinagar, Apr 7: Mocking at the election advertisement of BJP (Abki bar Modi Sarkar), chief minister Omar Abdullah Sunday stated that it appears more like a dictatorship party that a democratic one. Omar was talking to reporters on the sidelines of filing of nomination papers from his father and

LS POLLS 2014 president National Conference, Dr Farooq Abdullah. Besides Omar, Dr Farooq was flanked by Pradesh Congress president, Saifuddin Soz. According to the KNS correspondent, Omar while talking to reporters after his father filed nomination papers from Srinagar Lok Sabha seat, said that the advertisement wherein Modi is being projected as a ‘savior’ has dishearten

5 candidates file nomination papers for Srinagar seat

Srinagar, Apr 7 (KNS): The returning officer for Srinagar-Budgam Parliamentary constituency has received nomination papers from five including three independent candidates sofar. The constituency is scheduled to go for polls for general elections 2014, on April 30. According to Farooq Ahmad Shah, Returning See Seat On Page 11.. him. “We would have accepted it if they would said this time BJP or NDA government but what they are projecting See Farooq On Page 11..

‘People suffering for want of basic amenities’

EC should clear misconceptions with regard to MCC: Tarigami, Hakim Srinagar, Apr 7: Expressing serious concern over the problems related to basic amenities being faced by the people, CPI (M) State Secretary Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami and PDF chairman Hakim Mohammad Yasin have urged the Election Commission to clear the misconceptions within the administration with regard to the guidelines set-in Model Code of Conduct (MCC). In a joint statement issued to KNS, while referring to the scarcity of essential commodities, frequent curtailment in electricity, damaged electricity transformers, dismal condition of roads and poor supplies of safe drinking water at various places in Kashmir, the two leaders have said that the Model Code of Conduct has provided an easy excuse to the otherwise sluggish administration in the state. “One fails to understand that how come the Model Code of Conduct bars the administration to provide basic ameni-

BJP retains contentious issues in its poll manifesto

ties to people,” they observed while, appealing the Election Commission to at least clear the misconceptions within the administrative set-up with regard to their duties during the election periods. The two leaders remarked that the people have already suffered much due to an untimely heavy snowfall this year and the continuing incessant rains has created havoc in many parts of the valley adding to public woes. They observed that the administrative inertia has further coupled the problems being faced by the people. “Various delegations have complained to us about damaged transformers, no electricity, scarcity of ration and no drinking water. The height of official apathy is that at some places in North and South Kashmir, the affected families whose houses got severely damaged due to recent snowfall are yet to receive some relief as the administration See People On Page 11..

New Delhi, April 7 : Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has returned to its ideological moorings by retaining all the contentious issues like the building of a Ram temple at Ayodhya, a uniform civil code for Hindus and Muslims and the abrogation of article 370 in its poll manifesto that the party released on Monday. According to CNS, Bhartiya Janata Party Monday released its much-delayed manifesto in New Delhi for coming General Elections. The party in its manifesto has promised to improve centre-state relations in the nation in which it has mentioned region specific plans with regard to Jammu and Kashmir. It has also called for a discussion on Article 370 with all stakeholders and said it will ensure return of Kashmiri Pandits with full dignity in the state. The BJP brought its focus back on the Ram Temple in Ayodhya with its "commitment to explore all possibilities to facilitate its construction". "We will construct the Ram temple within the Constitutional framework," the party claims. Besides it has also claimed that if voted to power, the party would implement Uniform Civil Code for all the citizens. Uniform civil code of India is a term referring to the concept of an overarching Civil Law Code in India. A uniform civil code administers the same set of secular civil laws to govern all people irrespective of their religion, caste and tribe. By implementing Uniform Code, the Islamic Courts all over would automatically become defunct. (CNS)

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By the way, where is Kashmir? Srinagar, Apr 7 : Though the state Congress leaders show massive support to the sustenance of Article 370 and make claims of development of Jammu and Kashmir during election rallies at present , the election manifesto of its high command, Indian National Congress (INC), mentions Kashmir only once that too about the discrimination against students of the region. According to the report received by KNS, the 50 page

manifesto released by Congress in the past has nowhere the mention of Kashmir and its political solution. It doesn’t even mention the party plans about the development of the state if elected to power. However, the manifesto maintains that the party will take appropriate steps so that the problem of discrimination against the students of Jammu and Kashmir is addressed. The state Congress See Kashmir On Page 11..

Article 370 is non-negotiable, irrevocable: Mufti ‘PDP will resist any attempt at dilution of J&K’s special position’ Jammu, Apr 7 (KNS): Reacting to the BJP’s call for scrapping the Article 370 the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) patron, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed Monday said the article is non-negotiable, irrevocable and those talking about its abrogation are ignorant about the constitutional position of the state and are misleading people of the country. Taking on the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate, Narendra Modi for backtracking from his earlier statement See Mufti On Page 11..

Explosion at Kunan Poshpora— an act of intimidation: JKCCS Srinagar, Apr 7: Jammu Kashmir Coalition of Civil Society (JKCCS) and the Support Group for Justice for Kunan Poshpora Survivors have said the explosion carried out at Kunan Poshpora and the ‘threat of further searches is clearly an act of intimidation’ against the villagers of Kunan and Poshpora, and all those associated with the struggle against impunity of the Indian army. According to a statement issued by JKCCS the two the Village Committee of Kunan Poshpora, that is fighting the mass rape and torture case of February 1991, has approached Trehgam Police Station for the filing of a FIR. “At around 8:45 am this morning [7 April 2014], there was an explosion in Kunan village, Kupwara. The explosion See JKCCS On Page 11..

JADPA Condoles demise of Dr Ali Baksh Srinagar, Apr 7 : Joint Amalgam of Doctors & Paramedical Association Kashmir (JADPA) has expressed heartfelt condolences over the sad demise of ex. Director General Health Services Dr Ali Baksh. According to a statement issued to KNS, a delegation of JADPA visited the bereaved family at their residence on 07/04/2014. Dr Ali Baksh served the nation with distinction in many capacities throughout his life which enriched our land and has served the state and people for a long. His work was deeply rooted in the abiding values of the system. See JADPA On Page 11..


Why J&K State is being flooded by spurious drugs? Asks CSFK ‘Forget open market, Govt hospitals involved in this heinous crime’ Srinagar, Apr 7 : Civil Society Forum Kashmir (CSFK) has expressed deep shock and dismay over recent news reports making fresh disclosures about 76 more drug samples found substandard drugs and being consumed by the people in Kashmir. According to a statement issued to KNS, a spokesman of the Forum in a press statement here has expressed serious concern over government in-

action in controlling and regulating the quality of medicines being consumed by the people. The very fact that sale of spurious and substandard drugs is continuing unabated with full knowledge of the drug control officials is proof enough that government is taking Kashmiri people for granted as there is complete lack of accountability on all fronts particularly in matters related to health of the

people at large. Government of J&K has not only miserably failed in implementing the draft drug policy that was revised with due intervention of the subject experts of CSFK but has displayed total inaction in fulfilling its tall promises of upgrading drug testing facilities of the state and making alternative drug testing laboratory See CSFKOn Page 11..



Srinagar, Tuesday 07 April 2014


Muslims and the exercise futile. The wedge which reportedly has been created between Muslims and Smajwadi party, besides Muslims and Bhujansmaj party is presumably going help congress than Bhartiya Janta Party which also has some senior Muslim leaders in its cadres. However, the appeal of Shahi Imam and the intellectuals can even draw a blank as Muslims around the country are in total disarray and it is because of non existence of a single leadership that they remained as backward as they have been some decades back. Though congress claims to have done so many things but its inability to implement Sacher Committee report in totally has annoyed the Muslims of the country the most. It has been a tradition that congress and some regional parties give big assurances to Muslims when they face elections but as soon as they come to power they forget this community and never remember it till the next elections. The Muslims of this country have specific problems and its very genuine of them if they ask for their solution. The literacy rate amongst the Muslims of India is the lowest of all communities and their representation in central government services particularly IAS, IPS, IFS, army, paramilitary forces and intelligence agencies is negligible. It may not be a deliberate attempt certainly they have the right to feel about it as the citizen of this country who have offered their sacrifices whenever the country needed them after and before the independence. They are as good the citizens of this country as any other community hence they deserve what they ask in the above mentioned fields. If the secular parties including congress want their vote and support they should come clear and take a pledge that Muslims of this country will be treated as a dignified citizens and all their genuine demands will be met in letter and spirit. Muslims cannot expect any betterment in the hands of communal forces as even before the election results these forces have started intimidating and threatening this minority. Coming to Jammu & Kashmir, this state has hardly seen any real representation and fair elections barring the elections since 2008. The National Conference, PDP and congress are the three parties which have ruled the state in coalition with each other. However, unfortunately these three parties though secular and progressive in their ideologies have only learned to rule and never allowed people to get their genuine share of the fruits of a democratically elected government. Rigging of the elections to the backdoor entries, corruption, scandals they have given hardly anything positive to this state. The state has survived the winds of fundamentalism only because the people of this state are secular in reality and have Sufi sentiments which they have been following since ages. However, it does not mean that these parties who have ruled single handedly or in coalition should continue to exploit the people. This time they have a tough competition; it will not be smooth sailing for any of the three as BJP has strong roots in Jammu constituency and PDP in some areas of Jammu and South Kashmir. National Conference and Congress may not find it difficult as far as Udhampur constituency is concerned, but in reality it will be neck to neck fight in all the constituencies of Kashmir Division. The Ladakh seat will also see a close fight between NC-Congress and BJP. As far as Baramullah constituency s concerned the People’s Conference will take a good chunk of votes besides the Awami Intihad party. Pahari and Gojjar votes will also be divided as Muzaffar Hussain Baig on one side and National Conference and Congress leaders Taj Mohi ud din and Mohd Shafi Uri have their own chunks of influence in these two communities. In Srinagar Dr. Farooq may be complacent but he will be on a very slippery turf due to the inroads made by PDP in Srinagar city and some other areas. As far as Anantnag is concerns though PDP will be claiming a lot of influence in South Kashmir, but the joining of hands by NC and Congress may turn the table. Whatever the election results, it is amply clear that this time the voters will decide the fate of different parties and candidates on merit and their past performance and will not be swayed away by hollow sloganeering. It is also clear that there are more chances of a hung parliament than the BJP lead or Congress Lead government and some other front may form the government with the support of secular forces as is obivious from the election atmosphere in the country. The people this time are not going to be polarized or divided on communal basis as they want a government at the centre which will perform and perform well.

Seat Officer for Srinagar Lok Sabah parliamentary constituency five candidates including Dr Farooq Abdullah and Dr Raja Muzaffar Bhat besides three independent candidates filed their nomination papers for the Srinagar-Budgam Lok Sabah seat sofar. Giving details about the independent candidates, Shah said that three include Rabia Altaf from Soura, Sajad Ahmad Beigh from Zadibal and Feroze Ahmad Bhat from Chrar-e-Shareef. The deputy commissioner Srinagar said that the last date of filing of nominations is April 9 and the nomination papers will be scrutinized on April 10. “The last date for withdrawing of nomination papers is April 12,” he added. Sources said that Tariq Hamid Karra, Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) candidate for Srinagar Lok Sabah seat is scheduled to file his nomination papers on April 9. (KNS)

Farooq is indeed tantamount to undermining the role and works of other senior BJP leaders.” We are tired of hearing Abki bar Modi Sarkar slogan now; let us move on, added Omar. Commenting over the election manifesto of BJP, wherein abrogation of Article 370 was promised, Omar claimed that the Article cannot be removed from the constitution. “We cannot abrogate Article 370 without reopening the question of accession of Jammu and Kashmir with India. If BJP is ready to reopen the question, we have no problem.” Over the issue of Common Civil Code, Ram Mandir,

Zabarwan Times Omar stated that when BJp was in power at New Delhi, no efforts were made to address the issues. “These are clearly the gimmicks to hoodwink the people during elections, Once the elections are over, BJP sidelines all the issues.” “Please tell me what BJP did over the Common Civil Code, Ram Mandir and Article 370 when BJP was in power. When I was the part of NDA- no effort was made. The same is being repeated at present. BJP is again trying to hoodwink people of India.” Commenting over the remarks made by BJP leader Amit shah in the recent past, Omar said that the Election Commission must look into the matter seriously. “If revenge is the agenda of BJP then the voters in India must feel fear.” Omar claimed that the way BJP is campaigning for elections, it is almost like we are being asked to vote for dictatorship. Over the pre-poll surveys Omar said that he is the great believer of not believing in surveys of this nature. “It is for the people to decide who they choose, once the result comes, everyone will come to know and we will accept that.” Dr Farooq Abdullah told reporters that the people of India will vote for the secular forces and that the communalism has already been rejected by the voters at large. Terming the BJP, a party of ‘liars’, Dr Farooq said that Article 370 will never be abrogated neither can anyone touch it.



Dr Ali was known for his gentleness and polite nature. JADPA sympathizes with the bereaved family and Hon’ble Minister for Health & Medical Education Mr. Taj Mohi-ud-Din in particular and prays for eternal peace to the departed soul. (KNS)

leaders however stated that the Congress party is the real representative of the people of the state and that to take the state towards the new horizons of development is the priority of the Congress party both at New Delhi and in the state. “History stands witness to the fact that Congress party always has Kashmir and the well being of its people in priority. The leaders of Congress were always close to the state- party has never overlooked the state,” claims senior Congress leader and state vice- president Ghulam Nabi Monga. He added that the strengthening of Panchayat institutions in the state was due to the efforts of Rahul Gandhi and that Congress once attaining power at New Delhi, Kashmir will be the top priority of the new government. Monga stated that the development of all the three regions of the state is among the basic concerns for the Congress and the state always has witnessed huge pace of development during the Congress regimes. (KNS)

Mufti in which he had said in Jammu that ‘he would follow Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s policy on Kashmir’, Mufti said this is not the way to ‘start a new chapter’ in the country which Modi usually talks about. “Article 370 provides the mechanism for a constitutional relationship between the state and rest of the country and it cannot be abrogated without bringing into question the fundamentals of that relationship. “It is an article of faith which is non-negotiable and irrevocable” said Mufti while commenting on the BJP manifesto released today. He was addressing rallies at Rajouri and Surankote in Jammu parliamentary seat today. Mufti said the PDP will resist any attempt at dilution of the state’s special position guaranteed by the constitution. He said by reviving the old rhetoric the BJP is simply negating the policies of Vajpayee and such a policy has everything in it to hurt the sensibilities of the people of J&K and prospects of reducing the trust deficit it suffers with rest of the country. “Mr Vajpayee reached out to the people of J&K and had vowed to resolve the Kashmir issue under the ambit of insaniyat (humanity),” he said adding Modi’s speeches in Jammu would look like mere lip service to Vajpayee’s statesmanship in the light of his party’s manifesto.

takes refuge in model code of conduct,” the two leaders said, while stressing on Election Commission to issue guidelines to the administration to act in the interest of public. (KNS)

JKCCS was carried out by personnel of the Rashtriya Rifles and 160 Territorial Army, of the Hiri camp, who stated to the villagers that it was a very old mine that had to be exploded,” the statement issued by JKCCS has said. The statement reads that they declared that arms and ammunition were recovered from near the blast site. “The recovery was done with no independent or local witnesses. Sarpanch of Kunan, Abdul Samad Dar, questioned the army personnel. He was told that the army had received information on arms and ammunition in the Kunan village, and that there would be searches conducted in the village in the coming days.” The JKCCS has said that on 5 April, army personnel from Hiri camp were at the same location shooting a video, which appeared like a reconnaissance. For three days, prior to 5 April, there was unusual movement of the same army personnel at this location. (KNS)


Semi decomposed body found in Srinagar

Srinagar, Apr 7 : Srinagar Police recovered an unidentified semi decomposed male body from Sonar Kohl here this afternoon. According to a police statement issued to KNS, some locals informed Police station Mahraj Gunj that a body is floating in Sonar Kohl near Zaldagar. A police party reached the spot and retrieved the body. The body is in semi decomposed state having traces of beard on the face.

Water logging forced faculty to shut the school SMC, other departments scilent spectators

Srinagar, April 7: Heavy water logging due to continuous downpour forced Principal Government Girls Higher Secondary School Amira Kadal to close the Institution on Monday while School administration said that they are mulling to extend the holiday’s as each and every class and staff room is water logged. Students told CNS that there were no

classes on Monday as the rain water has found its way into the library, staff room, and class rooms. The School ground is water logged while some teachers who bothered to make their way to Principal’s room had to remove their shoes. “School gets inundated and water logged even with a slight downpour thus posing a serious threat to the foundations of school buildings besides disrupting teaching-learning process.”

CSFK functional at Bemina, Srinagar.Government’s face-saving measures taken at a time when spurious drug scam surfaced in the state like setting up of J&K Medical Supplies Corporation and streamlining drug procurement on the pattern of Tamil Nadu Medical Services Corporation have proved to be a damp squib and a non-starter in spite of the fact that more than a year has passed ever since this Corporation was set up but it is still quite far from being functional since no sufficient staff or funds have been made available to the said Corporation so far. Same is the fate of other provisions of the draft drug policy like implementing generic drug prescribing and sale within government hospitals and issuing drug licenses to qualified pharmacists only. Government has miserably failed on every front. Civil Society Forum Kashmir urges upon the concerned ministry and health authorities of the state to fulfill its promises made to the people from time to time and ensure sale of standard quality drugs besides implementing all provisions of the draft drug policy and issuing drug licenses to qualified personnel only. Registration of unqualified people as pharmacists and issuing drug licenses to them must stop forthwith and qualified pharmacists must be employed in all hospitals of the state. J&K Medical Supplies Corporation must be provided with all requisite facilities and made fully functional besides upgrading the drug testing facilities on a war footing basis. (KNS)

Man the patient in the evening hours. However, after sometime, they asked me to take him to SKIMS Soura because of serious infection. I was shocked to hear the doctor's words," he said.

Change said that the instructions must be adhered to strictly by all the concerned institutions without any violations. (CNS)


EXECUTIVE ENGINEER ( CIVIL ) Sher-i- Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Soura Srinagar. NIT NO: SIMS/HEC/C/ET/01 of 2014-15 .Dated 05.04.2014

For and on behalf of the Governor of J&K state E - tenders are invited from “C&D “ classCivil Contractors registered with PWD/CPWD/MES Amount


Rs. 7.75 Lacs.


Modification / Renovation in Trust Hospital area at SKIMS.

CDR Amount Rs. 15,500

Cost of tender Time of document completion Rs. 1,000/= 45 days.


The detailed tender documents can be down loaded from Web site from 05 .04.2014 to 17 .04.2014 ( up to 2.P.M ) against tender document fee in the shape of Payment order / DD pledged to Director Finance SKIMS up to 17 .04.2014 (2.P.M ). Interested Contractors / firms may upload on - line E- tenders for the above work up to 2.PM of 17 .04.2014 along with the scanned copies of following documents:•Tender document fee receipt in the shape of Payment order / DD pledged to Director Finance SKIMS up to 17-04-2014 upto •Earnest money in the shape of CDR as indicated above from any Nationalized / Scheduled Bank pledged to Director Finance SKIMS ,Soura. •Vat Registration for work contract from Commercial Taxes_ Department along with latest Tax Clearance Certificate. •Valid " C&D " class contractor Registration Certificate issued by the competent authority i,e PWD/CPWD/MES etc. ( Hard copies of above documents ( original tender document fee receipt, CDR and attested copies of other documents should reach the office of the Chief Engineer SKIMS up to 2 PM of 21 -04-2014 for its scruitiny and reference ) The tenderers in their own interest are advised to visit the site and to go through terms of NIT before quoting rates for the items of work. The tenders shall be opened in the office of Chief Engineer SKIMS on 25 -04-2014 at 11.30 AM or on any other subsequent date convenient to the Chief Engineer/ Tender OpeningsCommittee. No: SIMS 139/ Xen/ C/ET-01/ 2014

UNIVERSITY OF KASHMIR Result Notification (P.G Entrance Test – 2014) No. 01:

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It is notified for information of the candidates bearing following Entrance Test Roll Nos. that they have been provisionally selected for admission to the courses viz. M.Sc. Electronics, M.Sc. Food Sciences & Technology, MCA and M.Sc IT for the Academic Session 2014 in the Faculty of Applied Sciences & Technology. The detailed notification is available on the official website of the Kashmir University ( and in the offices of the respective Heads/Directors of the Departments. The selected candidates can obtain their admission form from the official website of University of Kashmir (www.kashmiruniversity. net). They shall complete their admission formalities latest by 12th April 2014 (4:00 P.M), failing which their right to admission shall be forfeited and resultant vacancy (ies) shall be filled up from the waiting list.

M.Sc. Electronics: Open Merit: 470038, 470027, 470076, 470080, 470060, 470083, 470113, 470070, 470015, 470023, 470012, 470047, 470002, 470074, 470112, 470045, 470017, 470055, 470061, 470007, 470003, 470034, 470011, Reserved Categories: (RBA); 470109, 470106, 470082, (WUP); 470029, (CDP); 470016, (SCST); 470013, (NCC); 470063, (SN); 470095. M.Sc. Food Science & Technology: Open Merit: 500092, 500113, 500045, 500013, 500006, 500159, 500117, 500030, 500078, 500026, 500138, 500080, 500079. Reserved Categories: (RBA); 500004, 500061, (SC/ST); 500147, (CDP); 500118, (SPT); 500121, (WUP); 500111, (SN); 500176. MCA (Main Campus): Open Merit: 510050, 510448, 510452, 510383, 510052, 510069, 510368, 510060, 510390, 510010, 510284, 510381, 510461, 510053, 510457, 510221, 510007, 510185, 510237, 510367, 510304, 510063, 510059, 510349, 510073, 510240, 510028, 510058, 510129, 510205, 510169, 510171. Reserved Categories: (RBA); 510334, 510453, 510224, 510266, 510250, (SC/ST); 510437, (NCC); 510004, (SPT); 510426, (CDP); 510227, 510080, (PHC); 510376, (WUP) 510300, (SN); 510347, (OSJ) 510479. M.Sc IT: Open Merit: 550361, 550040, 550080, 550386, 550028, 550224, 550381, 550369, 550373, 550306, 550300, 550009, 550137, 550383, 550375, 550049, 550374, 550182, 550256, 550050, 550048, 550156, 550309. Reserved Categories: (RBA); 550178, 550333, 550355, (SCST); 550325, (NCC); 550190, (SPT); 550208, (CDP); 550370, (WUP); 550362, (SN); 550274. No: F(DFAST-Result –PG No.01)/ET-53 Dated: 07-04-2014

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ness programme of great importance in such a place where people reached from every nook and corner of the district. She called upon the women folk who were present in large number to come forward and participate in the forthcoming Lok Sabha Election for stronger democracy. SDM, Dudu Basantgarh also spoke on the occasion and urged upon the people to spread the message for larger participation in upcoming election. He asked people to use their right to vote for stronger democracy. A voter facilitation booth was also established at the Chountra Mata Shrine for creating awareness and providing training regarding EVM functioning among the visiting pilgrims by the Election Cell.Awareness was also generated among the people by means of cultural programme by Rumalu Ram and party, organized by district administration in local language on the occasion.

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“We are now in a very well defined search area, which hopefully will eventually yield the information that we need to say that MH370 might have entered the water just here.” Despite his positivity, Houston cautioned that the wreckage was still lost. “I would want more information before we say ‘this is it’.” “We are right on the edge of capability and we might be limited on capability if the aircraft ended up in deeper water. In very deep oceanic water, nothing happens fast,” said Houston. “This is not the end of the search. We still have got difficult, painstaking work to do to confirm that this is indeed where the aircraft entered the water.” He added that if the signals can be narrowed further, Bluefin 21, an autonomous underwater vehicle, can be used to try to locate wreckage on the sea floor and confirm whether the signals are from the aircraft’s flight recorders. The potential search area was 4.5km (2.8 miles) deep, the same as the Bluefin range. As the recorders’ batteries only last for 30 days, crews are

working against the clock before the pings begin to fade, at which point the search will become more complicated. A second search area was being maintained in waters where a Chinese vessel had also picked up “ping” signals at the weekend in an area more than 300 nautical miles from the latest signals. Chinese patrol ship Haixun 01 reported receiving a pulse signal with a frequency of 37.5kHz, consistent with the signal emitted by flight recorders, on Friday and again on Saturday. Houston said the Chinese and Australian discoveries of pings were consistent with work done on analysing radar and satellite data but the Ocean Shield’s leads were now the most promising. Houston on Sunday said he was comfortable with the level of cooperation between search countries, following criticisms that Australia only became aware of the Chinese find at the same time as the Xinhua state news agency filed a story from a reporter on board the Haixun. “I’m very satisfied with the consultation, the coordination that we are building with our Chinese friends,” Houston said.

Minister’s condole Kichloo over mother’s demise

thies with the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed soul. Minister for Finance & Ladakh Affairs, Mr. A. R. Rather, Minister for Public Enterprises, Haj, Auqaf and Floriculture, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar, Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Mr. Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Mr. Sham Lal Sharma,

Minister for Agriculture Production, Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Public Grievances, Ms. Sakina Itoo, Minister for Housing, Horticulture, Culture, Youth Services & Sports, Mr. Raman Bhalla, Minister for Higher Education, Mr. Mohammad Akbar Lone, Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution and Transport, Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan, Minister for Planning & Development, Labour & Employment, Mr. Ajay Sadhotra, Minister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Minister for R&B and Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani and Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Mohammad Akbar Lone, Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution and Transport, Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan, Minister for Planning & Development, Labour & Employment, Mr. Ajay Sadhotra, Min-

ister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Minister for R&B and Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani and Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs,, Mir Saifullah expressed deep sorrow over the demise and expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, Mr. Aijaz Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Fisheries, Cooperative, Printing & Stationery and Elections, Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma, Minister of State for Science & Technology and Information Technology, Mr. Feroz Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Mr. Nazir Ahmad Gurezi and Minister of State for Technical Education, Mr. Vikar Rasool Wani have also expressed their condolence with Sajjad Ahmad Kichloo over the passing away of his mother. They prayed for peace to the departed soul.

FC I&C visits various industrial units in Srinagar city Important initiatives for revival of State PSU’s on anvil: Khurshid Ganai SRINAGAR, APRIL 07: To assess the functioning of various PSU’s under the Administrative Control of Industries & Commerce Department, Financial Commissioner Industries & Commerce, Mr. Khurshid Ahmed Ganai visited several establishments of the PSUs including Government Silk Factory, Raj Bagh, Government Woollen Mills Bemina (JKI Units), Handloom Development Corporation Solina, Indian Institute of Carpet Technology Nowshera, UNDP Nowshera and Craft Development Institute (CDI) Nowshera here today.

During the inspection of the manufacturing units, the Financial Commissioner observed that there was a tremendous scope to improve the functioning of the units to improve productivity and quality of products. He said that the PSUs can discharge their role efficiently only if they are financially self reliant and as such there was a need for professionalism and accountability in the functioning of PSUs to ensure optimum capacity utilization and productivity. The Financial Commissioner reviewed the initiatives that have been taken to upgrade the infrastructure and the subsequent success achieved. Regarding Govt. Silk Factory Raj Bagh and Govt. Woollen Mills Bemina, the Financial Commissioner was informed by the Managing Director JKI that composite Detailed Project Reports have been got prepared for funding under ASIDE

Scheme of Govt. of India which envisage production of 5 lakh meters of Silken Fabric and 3 lakh meters of woollen fabrics, enabling the units to be self reliant. While as about Handloom Development Corporation, the Financial Commissioner was apprised that in terms of infrastructure development the Corporation has commenced upgrading the processing facilities at UNDP Nowshera and modus operandi for operationalizing the Spinning Plant at Solina is underway. The representatives of the Employees of Raj Bagh Silk Factory and Bemina Woollen Mills assured the Financial Commissioner that JKI shall be provided financial assistance for modernization of plant facilities and with assured sale of products by Govt. Agencies and Departments, the Woollen Mills and Silk Factory will be able to become self reliant to generate resources

Ministers greet people on Ramnavami, wish peace, prosperity JAMMU, April 07: The Council of Ministers of the State has extended warm greetings to the people on the eve of Ramnavami and hoped that the auspicious occasion will usher the State into an era of peace and prosperity. Minister for Finance & Ladakh Affairs, Mr. A. R. Rather, Minister for Public Enterprises, Haj, Auqaf and Floriculture, Peerzada Mohammad Sayeed, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayats, Mr. Ali Mohammad Sagar, Minister for Forest, Environment and Ecology, Mian Altaf Ahmad, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Mr. Taj Mohi-udDin, Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Mr. Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Mr. Sham Lal Sharma, Minister for Agriculture Production, Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir, Minister for Social Welfare, ARI & Trainings and Public Grievances, Ms. Sakina Itoo, Minister for Housing, Horticulture, Culture, Youth Services & Sports, Mr. Raman Bhalla,

Minister for Higher Education, Mr. Mohammad Akbar Lone, Minister for Consumer Affairs & Public Distribution and Transport, Choudhary Mohammad Ramzan, Minister for Planning & Development, Labour & Employment, Mr. Ajay Sadhotra, Minister for Tourism, Mr. Ghulam Ahmad Mir, Minister for R&B and Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Abdul Majid Wani and Minister for Law, Justice & Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah in their joint message hoped that the festival will bring peace and prosperity to the State and the people. Meanwhile, Minister of State for Revenue, Relief & Rehabilitation, Mr. Aijaz Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Fisheries, Cooperative, Printing & Stationery and Elections, Dr. Manohar Lal Sharma, Minister of State for Science & Technology and Information Technology, Mr. Feroz Ahmad Khan, Minister of State for Animal & Sheep Husbandry, Mr. Nazir Ahmad Gurezi and Minister of State for Technical Education.

and to become profitable industry. During his visit to Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT), the Financial Commissioner inspected various sections of the Institute and interacted with carpet artisans of Srinagar district undergoing 02 months Skill up-gradation and Capacity Building course. He also interacted with the students of one year Diploma in Carpet Technology and Entrepreneurship Development being offered by the Institute under Integrated Skill Development Scheme (ISDS). The Financial Commissioner appreciated the work of the Institute and expressed the hope that its efforts & initiatives will go a long way in reviving and boosting the centuries old carpet industry of the State. The students of 02 year course of Master in Craft Management & Entrepreneurship (MCME) also interacted with the visiting dignitary.

The members of Tahafuz Society called on the Financial Commissioner and apprised him about the activities being pursued by them. He assured them that their genuine issues and problems would be looked into in the larger interest of Pashmina Shawls industry. While concluding the visit and his interaction with the officers of concerned departments, the Financial Commissioner assured that all possible steps would be taken for improving the functioning of PSUs and urged for spot assessment visits to be conducted at ground level for perusal of the progress of the initiatives aimed at bringing about overall improvement in the Industrial Sector. Among others, Managing Director JKI, Managing Director JKCL, Managing Director Handicrafts (S&E), Director IICT, Deputy General Manager HDC and other officials of various PSUs accompanied.


March 21-April 19

Allow your eager and restless nature to express itself in ways other than through the spoken word, Aries. Show someone that you care through your gentle touch or a big bear hug. Hold on a little bit more tightly than you might normally. There’s an unspoken understanding that comes when you communicate through nothing but pure silence. Work on developing this kind of connection with those closest to you.

Taurus April 20-May 20

This is a terrific day for you, Taurus. You should find that your relationships, especially with men, go exceptionally well. Your tender and extremely sensitive nature is finally being recognized as the treasure chest it is. There are many times in which this type of personality is seen as weak, yet today is one of those times in which you’re given the full credit you deserve.

Gemini May 21-June 21

A selfish attitude on your part won’t be tolerated today, regardless of the circumstances, Gemini. Don’t make it worse for yourself by pretending that you don’t notice others’ hurt feelings. People are likely to be extra sensitive today, so be careful about trying to impose your will on someone who really wants nothing more than an ear to talk to and a shoulder to cry on.

Cancer June 22-July 22

You could find the hardest person to face is you, Cancer. You tend toward introspection, and you may find yourself shrinking into self-recrimination. You could analyze the important people in your life and yet fail to address the one you really need to look at – you. As you continually strive for perfection, give yourself proper credit. Do something nice for yourself today.


July 23-August 22 Take advantage of the creative energy in the air today, Leo. Keep your hands moving and your imagination flowing toward something fun and artistic. If you begin to doubt your work, you may fall down a spiral of creative blockage. Don’t get into the habit of constantly judging the quality or outcome of your work. Give yourself free rein to open up and explore whatever comes to mind.

Virgo August 23-September 22

Your sixth sense is right on target, Virgo, so trust your instincts today. You’re likely to connect with someone in a wonderful partnership that will help you foster the very plan you want to develop now. Stay close to those things that resonate strongly with your morals. The answer is in front of you; you don’t have to search too far afield in order to find it.


September 23-October 23 Take a break from your routine, Libra. You might feel like you’re leading an army into battle as you strive for new adventures and conquer new realms. Make sure you take a bit of time out today to stop and let your troops rest. You deserve a little rest yourself. Use this moment of stillness to form your plan of attack so you’re sure about how to proceed.


October 24-November 21 The key for you is to minimize your daily drama as much as possible, Scorpio. You may not realize how much you cripple yourself by the way you exaggerate every aspect of your life. Try not to give so much of your attention to things that really don’t matter much. Petty jealousy and gossip about other people’s lives are especially irrelevant in your world.

Sagittarius November 22-December 21

Be careful of advertising yourself as someone who is so strong and mentally competent that you’re capable of handling everything, Sagittarius. Take note that the strongest mule on the trail usually ends up carrying the most weight. Your emotions are more sensitive than you may think, and certainly more than you demonstrate to others. Be honest about the way you feel and not just the way you think.

Capricorn December 22-January 19

Governor , Omar greet people on Ramnavmi JAMMU, APRIL 07 –The Governor, Mr. N. N. Vohra, has felicitated the people on Ramanavami and prayed that this auspicious occasion would be the harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity of the State.In his message of felicitations, the Governor said that the celebration of festivals, which are an important part of our glorious history, strengthen communal harmony and brotherhood and reinvigorate the secular ethos.The Governor prayed for the wellbeing of the people of the State. Meanwhile, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah has felicitated people on Ramnavami whishing them well-being and prosperity.In a greetings message issued here today, the Chief Minister said that the pluralistic ethos of Jammu and Kashmir and its high traditions of communal amity get further strengthened by celebrating the holy occasions in an atmosphere of brotherhood and harmony. “Let us spread love and happiness universally and remember the needy and poor on the holy occasions of festivity and joy”, he said.The Chief Minister expressed the hope that this day will herald a new era of peace and development in the State and the Country.

Election Media Centre set up at PWD Guest House, Gandhi Nagar

JAMMU, APRIL 07: The Information Department has set up an Election Media Centre at PWD Guest House, Gandhinagar, Jammu, in Room No. 6, equipped with all facilities. The functioning of the centre will commence from tomorrow.

Malhotra, Gul extend greetings to people on Ramnavami

JAMMU, April 07: Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council, Mr. Amrit Malhotra and Speaker, Jammu & Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Mr. Mubarak Gul have extended greetings to the people of the State on the eve of Ramnavami. They prayed for the well-being of the people and hoped that this auspicious day would be the harbinger of peace, progress and prosperity in the State and the Country.

Things should flow well for you today with very little effort on your part, Capricorn. Take note that if any quarrel arises, it’s an indication that the person you’re arguing with isn’t necessarily the right person to deal with or confide in. Emotional issues are likely to be the hardest ones to overcome, but this shouldn’t be a problem for you. You have the ability to work through these like a pro.

Aquarius January 20-February 18

This is meant to be a nice, relaxing day, so treat it as such, Aquarius. There’s no need for you to plan any great strategy at this time. Try to take it easy and not indulge in any unnecessary stress. This is your time to enjoy the moment. Don’t tax your mind by overanalyzing everything that comes your way. Go with the flow and have a great time regardless of what you end up doing.


February 19-March 20 Your sensual nature is heightened, Pisces, and you’ll find yourself engaged in tender moments and languid peacefulness in the company of others. Soothe your soul by letting yourself slip into situations that give you the emotional freedom to do or say whatever comes to mind. Life should be like a love poem written by a great master. Accept the good energy that comes your way.

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ntrepreneurship development and training is one of the key elements for development and promotion of micro and small enterprises, particularly, the first generation entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) of various durations are being organized on regular basis by a number of organizations e.g. national and state level Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs), Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institutes (MSMEDIs), national and state level Industrial Development Corporations, Banks and other training institutions and agencies in private and public sector etc., to create new entrepreneurs by cultivating their latent qualities of entrepreneurship and enlightening them on various aspects necessary for setting up micro and small enterprises. Besides, various Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), other private training institutions are also organizing vocational training (VT) programmes, skill development programmes (SDPs) and entrepreneurship cum-skill development programmes (ESDPs). However, there are still wide spread variations in the success rate, in terms of actual setting up and successful running of enterprises, by the EDP/ SDP/ ESDP trained entrepreneurs. It has been observed that entrepreneurs particularly new entrepreneurs, generally face difficulties in availing full benefits under available schemes of the Governments/ financial institutions, completing and complying with various formalities and legal requirements under various laws/ regulations, in selection of appropriate technology, tie-up with buyers and sellers etc. In order to bridge the gap between the aspirations of the potential entrepreneurs and the ground realties, there is a need to

support and nurture the potential first generation as well as existing entrepreneurs by giving them handholding support, particularly during the initial stages of setting up and managing their enterprises. To achieve this objective, Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana (RGUMY) has been launched. Selected lead agencies i.e. 'Udyami Mitras' aim to help these entities in the establishment and management of the new enterprise, in dealing with various procedural and legal hurdles and in completion of various formalities required for setting up and running of the enterprise. The Yojana also helps in providing information, support, guidance and assistance to first generation entrepreneurs as well as other existing entrepreneurs through an ‘Udyami Helpline’ (a Call Centre for MSMEs), to guide them regarding various promotional schemes of the Government, procedural formalities required for setting up and running of the enterprise and help them in accessing Bank credit etc. Under RGUMY, financial assistance would be provided to the selected lead agencies i.e. Udyami Mitras for rendering assistance and handholding support to the potential first generation entrepreneurs. Following agencies/organizations can be appointed as the lead agency i.e. Udyami Mitra: · Existing national level Entrepreneurship Development Institutions (EDIs); · Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Development Institutes (MSMEDIs)/ Branch MSMEDIs; · Central/ State Government public sector enterprises (PSEs) involved in promotion and development of MSEs e.g. National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC) and State Industrial Development

Corporations etc.; · Selected State level EDIs and Entrepreneurship Development Centers (EDCs) in public or private sectors; · Khadi and Village Industries Commission (KVIC); · Special Purpose Vehicles (SPVs) set up for cluster development involved in entrepreneurship development; · Capable associations of MSEs/SSIs; · Other organizations/training institutions/NGOs etc. involved in entrepreneurship development/ skill development. The Scheme does not help existing entrepreneurs. It only helps beneficiaries who would like to become prospective entrepreneurs. Beneficiaries, who have not undergone such training, but are willing for getting handholding support, should be advised to undergo such training for at least two weeks. The selected lead agencies i.e. Udyami Mitras render assistance and handholding support for following services: Networking, coordinating and follow up with various Government departments/ agencies/ organizations and regulatory agencies on the one hand and with support agencies like Banks and financial institutions, District Industries Centers (DICs), technology providers, infrastructure providers on the other hand, to help the first generation entrepreneurs in setting up their enterprise. Udyami Mitras are expected to help the first generation entrepreneurs in: I d e n t i f i c a t i o n o f s u i t a b l e p r oject/product/enterprise and preparation of bankable project report · Creation of the proprietorship firm/ partnership firm/ Company/Society/ Self Help Group (SHG) etc.; • Filing of Memorandum (as prescribed under MSMED Act 2006); • Accessing bank loans, admissible capital

subsidy/ assistance under various schemes of the Central /State Government and other agencies/organizations/financial institutions/ Banks etc. by networking with respective agencies; • Assistance and support in establishment of work shed/office; • Sanction of Power load/connection; • Selection of appropriate technology and installation of plant and machinery/office equipment etc.; • obtaining various registrations/ licenses/ clearances / No Objection Certificates (NOCs) etc. from the concerned regulatory agencies/ Government departments/ local bodies/Municipal authorities etc.; • Allotment of Income Tax Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Service Tax/ Sales Tax/ VAT registration etc; • Sanction of working capital loan from the banks; • Arranging tie up with raw material suppliers; • Preparation and implementation of marketing strategy for the product/ service and market development; and •Establishing linkage with a mentor for providing guidance in future; •Creation of web page and email identity; Once the enterprise has been successfully set up, the Udyami Mitras would also monitor and follow up on the functioning of the enterprise for a further period of minimum 6 months and provide help in overcoming various managerial, financial and operational problems. The beneficiaries i.e., Udyamis are required to pay Rs. 1000/- to Udyami Mitras, as their initial contribution at the time of registration.However, the initial contribution is also waived off for the beneficiaries belonging to SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, Women and all beneficiaries belonging to North-Eastern Region.

Creating Skilled Manpower Scheme for Online Reporting Assistance to Training Institutions System of Mineral Transaction T

he Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) sector has emerged as a highly vibrant and dynamic sector of the Indian economy over the last five decades. MSMEs not only play crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost than large industries but also help in industrialization of rural & backward areas, thereby, reducing regional imbalances, assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth. MSMEs are complementary to large industries as ancillary units and contribute enormously to the socio-economic development of the country. The Ministry promotes the development of micro and small enterprises in the country with the objective of creating self-employment opportunities and upgrading the relevant skills of existing and potential entrepreneurs. In order to promote establishment of new enterprises and creation of new entrepreneurs the Ministry has been implementing various schemes and programmes. Entrepreneurship development is one of the key elements for promotion of micro and small enterprises, particularly, the first generation entrepreneurs. Entrepreneurship, and resultant creation of employment and wealth, is a major means for inclusive development. Hence, entrepreneurship development has been one of the priorities in countries the world over. In order to ensure that young entrepreneurs are encouraged and suitably equipped to go into new ventures, the Ministry has been providing assistance for establishment of Training Institutions/ Entrepreneurship Development Institutes (EDIs) for imparting entrepreneurship and skill development training. These EDIs have been providing entrepreneurship and skill development training to the first generation entrepreneurs and helping and supporting them in the establishment of their enterprises. The Government makes consistent and concerted efforts to accelerate and promote entrepreneurship by providing support for strengthening of training infrastructure as well as programme support. The Ministry has set up three National level Entrepreneurship

Development Institutes namely National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NIMSME), Hyderabad; National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Noida and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati to undertake the task of entrepreneurship and skill development on a regular basis. The Ministry has also been supporting the efforts of State Governments/ Union Territories, Industry Associations, Financial Institutions, Technical/ Management Institutions, other Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs), etc. for establishment of new training institutions as well as strengthening of the infrastructure of existing training institutions. The Scheme for Assistance to Training Institutions envisages financial assistance for establishment of new institutions (EDIs), strengthening the infrastructure of the existing EDIs and for supporting entrepreneurship and skill development activities. The main objectives of the scheme are development of indigenous entrepreneurship from all walks of life for developing new micro and small enterprises, enlarging the entrepreneurial base and encouraging self-employment in rural as well as urban areas, by providing training to first generation entrepreneurs and assisting them in setting up of enterprises. The assistance is provided to these training institutions in the form of capital grant for creation/strengthening of infrastructure and programme support for conducting entrepreneurship development and skill development programmes. Assistance to National level EDIs is provided under the scheme for creation or strengthening/ expansion of infrastructure, including opening of new branches/ centres and meeting revenue deficit, if any, to national level EDIs [presently 3 namely - National Institute for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (NiMSME), Hyderabad; National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Noida and Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwahati]. Assistance to Other EDIs (other than

National level EDIs) is provided under the scheme to proposed new EDIs or existing EDIs for creation or strengthening/expansion of their infrastructure. The central assistance under this scheme would be only catalytic and supplementary to the contributions and efforts of the other stakeholders e.g. the concerned Institute, States/UT Governments and other developmental agencies/NGOs/Institutions etc. Here, the applicant Institution should possess clear title on the land required for setting up of the proposed/existing institute. In case the land is obtained on lease hold, the tenure of the lease deed should be for at least 30 years. The financial assistance is for specific needs of each case for construction of building, purchase of training aids/equipments, office equipments, computers and for providing other support services e.g. libraries/data bases etc. Assistance for Training Programmes is provided under the scheme to Training Institutions, for conducting Entrepreneurship Development Programmes (EDPs) and Entrepreneurship cum Skill Development Programmes (ESDPs) and Training of Trainers (ToTs) programmes in the areas of Entrepreneurship and/or Skill Development. · National level EDIs (including branches), · Training Institutions established by Partner Institutions (PIs) of national level EDIs, · Training/Incubation centres of NSIC, · Training cum Incubation Centres (TICs) set up by Franchisees of NSIC and · Other Training institutions with proven professional competency, capacity and experience, approved under the scheme. Assistance is normally provided for short term courses/ training programmes (non residential) only, i.e. ESDPs for 1 to 3 months (100 to 300 hours of training inputs), EDPs for 2 weeks (72 hours of training inputs) and ToT programmes (300 hours of training inputs). The progress of the scheme is regularly monitored by the Screening Committee/Secretary (MSME) from time to time to ensure the highest quality.

In its continues effort to bring more transparency the Mines Ministry has developed an On-Line Registration and Reporting System under rule 45 of MCDR, 1988 of mineral transaction to facilitate the submission of monthly returns of iron ore. The Minister of State Independent Charge Shri Dinsha J. Patel launched the first phase of the Online Reporting System of mineral transaction. The focus will be on submission of monthly returns for iron and manganese ore mines throughout the country. Other minerals would be covered by September 2012. In the present system of mineral administration, the onus of the mineral is with the State Governments. The Ministry has a limited authority except the administration of Mineral Conservation and Development Rules, 1988 (MCDR) through Indian Bureau of Mines. Now the reporting system has been developed to facilitate in submitting the returns on-line. Indian Bureau of Mines will allot and record registration numbers, which will be used for all reporting and correspondence connected to mining, trading, stocking, end use or export of mineral. All the State Government will be able to access the system to check the data reported in the returns and can initiate action in case of wrong reporting of data, evasion of royalty, etc. Over a period of time, it has come to the knowledge of the Ministry that malpractices in mining sector have increased due to poor governance at State level leading to number of illegal mining cases. The mineral thus produced, come into the mineral market through trading, stocking, procurement by endusers or export. This situation has necessitated the Government to take stringent measures for monitoring the mining and mineral transaction in order to control malpractices in this sector. In future the system will be linked to Railways and Ports Authorities to check the correctness of the reporting made under the Rule. The on-line reporting system is linked to on-line registration system. Broadly the reporting system is divided into two parts. Part-I covers the general information in addition to the employment details. Part-II of the monthly reporting system deals with the grade wise production, dispatches, stock and justification for increase/decrease of production and sale price of minerals. The Part-II of reporting system requires the registration number of the consignee and purpose of sale whether for domestic consumption or export and in case of domestic consumption whether it is made for captive consumption or sale or transfer. The on-line registration system has already commenced in Indian Bureau of Mines and so far 4898 lease holders (covering 9390 mines), 2345 traders, 476 exporters, 1033 stockist and 1653 end-users have registered their details. The amended Rule 45 of MCDR, 1988 specifies penal action against defaulting mine owners and empowers the Government to order for suspension of all mining operations and may revoke the order of suspension after ensuring proper compliance, take action to initiate prosecution and recommend for termination of mining lease. The reporting system is designed to generate violation letters automatically and issue the same to the defaulters who fail to submit the returns by the stipulated date of 10th of every month. In order to ensure tighter implementation, State Governments would be partnered for compliance of traders, stockiest, exporters and end-users.

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