Wednesday, February 15, 2017

President of India’s message on the eve of National Day of Lithuania


The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and people of the Republic of Lithuania on the eve of their National Day (February 16, 2017).

In a message to Her Excellency Ms. Dalia Grybauskaite, the President of the Republic of Lithuania, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government and the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to Your Excellency and to the people of the Republic of Lithuania on the occasion of your National Day.

Our nations have always shared warm and cordial relations.  I am confident that our two Governments will work together to further strengthen our close ties in the years ahead.

I also take this opportunity to convey my best wishes for your Excellency’s good health and well-being and for the progress and prosperity of the friendly people of the Republic of Lithuania”.

Lessons Learnt from Brazil in Decentralisation

Today at 12:03

Pune Municipal Corporation​ Election:Criminal Background of Candidates

Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Maharashtra Election Watch have analysed the self- sworn affidavits of 767 out of 1090 candidates, who are contesting for the Pune Municipal Corporation 2017, scheduled to be held on 21st February, 2017. There are total 162 seats spread across 41 wards. The rest of the affidavits were not analysed as they were not available or uploaded on the website at the time of making this report. Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR) and Maharashtra Election Watchhave also analysed the self- sworn affidavits of 541 candidates out of 774 who are contesting for thePimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation Elections, scheduled to be held on 21st February, 2017. There are total 128 seats spread across 32 wards that will elect 4 members from each ward. The rest of the affidavits were not analysed as they were not available or uploaded on the website at the time of making this report.
The Full Report is available here:
The main Highlights of the analysis is given below:
Pune Municipal Corporation

Criminal Background

  • Out of the 767 candidates analyzed,128 candidates or 17 % declared declared criminal cases against them.Nationalist Congress Party had 25 out of 92 (27 %), Shivsena had 24 out of 95 (25 %), Bhartiya Janata Party had 22 out of 106 (21 %), Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had 12 out of 82 (15 %), Indian National Congress had 11 out of 56 (20 %), Bahujan Samaj Party had 4 out of 41 (10 %), All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen had 3 out of 17 (18 %) candidates with declared criminal cases.
  • Out of these 128 candidates with declared criminal cases, 93 (12 %) had declared serious criminal cases like murder, attempt to murder, kidnapping, robbery, extortion etc. Shivsena had 20 , Nationalist Congress Party had 15 , Bhartiya Janata Party had 14 , Maharashtra Navnirman Sena had 9 , Indian National Congress had 6 , Bahujan Samaj Party had 4 , All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen had 1 .

Party Wise Total Candidates with declared criminal cases

Party Name
Total number of candidates analyzed
candidates with declared Criminal Cases
% of candidates with declared criminal cases
candidates with serious declared criminal cases
% of candidates with serious declared criminal cases
BHARTIYA JANATA PARTY
106
22
20.8 %
14
13.2 %
SHIVSENA
95
24
25.3 %
20
21.1 %
NATIONALIST CONGRESS PARTY
92
25
27.2 %
15
16.3 %
MAHARASHTRA NAVNIRMAN SENA
82
12
14.6 %
9
11.0 %
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS
56
11
19.6 %
6
10.7 %
BAHUJAN SAMAJ PARTY
41
4
9.8 %
4
9.8 %
IND
26
4
15.4 %
3
11.5 %
ALL INDIA MAJLIS E ITTEHADUL MUSLIMEEN
17
3
17.6 %
1
5.9 %
Others
252
23
9.1%
21
8.3S%
Total
767
128
16.7%
93
12.1%

Financial Background


·   Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 767 candidates analyzed, 261 (34%) are crorepatis.
·   Average Assets: The average assets per candidate analyzed for this electionis Rs. 3.61 Crores.
·   High AssetsThe candidate with highest declared total assets  is Rekha Chandkant Tigare who is contesting from Ward No. 1,with assets worth Rs. 134 crores+. The top ten candidates with highest declared assets are: –
S.No.
Name
Municipal Corporation
Ward No.
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
1
Nationalist Congress Party
1,28,19,866
1,33,00,98,000
1,34,29,17,866
134 Crore+
N
2
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
33
Nationalist Congress Party
38,71,29,114
60,50,01,204
99,21,30,318
99 Crore+
N
3
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
22
Shivsena
82,07,484
80,30,80,000
81,12,87,484
81 Crore+
N
4
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
8
Nationalist Congress Party
1,95,12,066
72,63,50,303
74,58,62,369
74 Crore+
N
5
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
7
Other
21,23,68,165
43,07,25,000
64,30,93,165
64 Crore+
N
6
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
3
Nationalist Congress Party
1,87,05,614
55,00,64,980
56,87,70,594
56 Crore+
N
7
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
34
Bhartiya Janata Party
1,66,24,776
51,92,28,000
53,58,52,776
53 Crore+
N
8
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
40
Shivsena
3,21,11,181
50,36,63,516
53,57,74,697
53 Crore+
N
9
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
33
Bhartiya Janata Party
1,59,80,456
49,68,72,570
51,28,53,026
51 Crore+
N
10
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
27
Shivsena
4,83,85,589
44,65,05,618
49,48,91,207
49 Crore+
N

Table 2: Candidates declaring high assets

·   Zero AssetsThere are 6 candidates  contesting from Pune Mahanagarpalika who have declared zero assets.
S.No.
Name
Municipal Corporation
Ward No.
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
PAN Given
1
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
27
Other
0
0
0
N
2
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
14
IND
0
0
0
N
3
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
37
Other
0
0
0
N
4
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
33
Other
0
0
0
N
5
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
13
Bhartiya Janata Party
0
0
0
N
6
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
31
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
0
0
0
N


·   Low AssetsThere are 68 (excluding the one declaring zero assets) candidates who have declared low assets below Rs. 1 lakhs.
·   Candidates with high Liabilities: The candidate with highest declared total  liabilities is Ganesh Madukar Bidkar who is contesting from Ward No. 16 having liabilities of Rs. 11.92 crores. The top ten candidates with highest declared liabilities  are given below :-
S.No.
Name
Municipal Corporation
Ward No.
Party Name
Total Assets(Rs)
Liabilities (Rs)
1
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
16
Bhartiya Janata Party
23,30,54,197
23 Crore+
11,92,11,065
11 Crore+
2
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
22
Shivsena
17,22,82,683
17 Crore+
8,25,78,031
8 Crore+
3
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
38
Nationalist Congress Party
43,75,64,839
43 Crore+
8,08,00,419
8 Crore+
4
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
7
Other
64,30,93,165
64 Crore+
7,34,02,782
7 Crore+
5
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
40
Bhartiya Janata Party
30,05,76,716
30 Crore+
6,71,70,258
6 Crore+
6
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
3
Nationalist Congress Party
56,87,70,594
56 Crore+
6,03,16,006
6 Crore+
7
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
34
Shivsena
8,28,38,789
8 Crore+
4,91,51,849
4 Crore+
8
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
18
Shivsena
11,15,46,381
11 Crore+
4,74,01,852
4 Crore+
9
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
10
Bhartiya Janata Party
37,67,16,045
37 Crore+
3,88,49,381
3 Crore+
10
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
8
Indian National Congress
33,20,09,910
33 Crore+
3,85,67,744
3 Crore+
 Table 3: Candidates with high liabilities

·         Candidates with High Income as declared in ITR*:  Only 15 out of 767 candidates have declared a total annual income of more than Rs. 50 Lakhs +.  Declared ITR of top 5 candidates is given below –
S.No.
Name
Party Name
Ward No.
Municipal Corporation
Total Asset (Rs)
The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate
Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)
Self income shown by candidate in ITR (Rs)
1
Nationalist Congress Party
23
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
8,22,69,667
8 Crore+
Not Given
4,68,25,270
 4 Crore+
4,68,25,270
 4 Crore+
2
Bhartiya Janata Party
16
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
23,30,54,197
23 Crore+
Not Given
97,74,292
97 Lacs+
97,74,292
97 Lacs+
3
Nationalist Congress Party
33
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
99,21,30,318
99 Crore+
Not Given
85,91,760
 85 Lacs+
85,91,760
 85 Lacs+
4
Bhartiya Janata Party
33
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
16,24,47,568
 16 Crore+
Not Given
75,25,649
75 Lacs+
75,25,649
  75 Lacs+
5
Nationalist Congress Party
34
PUNE MAHANAGARPALIKA
6,22,55,993
6 Crore+
Not Given
75,00,369
75 Lacs+
75,00,369
 75 Lacs+
 Table 4: Candidates with high income as declared in ITR*
 *Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents

Other Background Details

·      Age Details of Candidates:  18 candidates have declared their ages to be between 21 to 24 years, 120 candidates have declared their ages to be between 25 to 30 years, 279 candidates have declared their ages to be between 31 to 40 years, 233 candidates have declared their ages to be between 41 to 50 years, 102 candidates have declared their ages to be between 51 to 60 years while 15 candidates have declared their ages to be between 61 to 70 years.
Age Group (In Years)
Number of Candidates Analyzed
1-24
18
25-30
120
31-40
279
41-50
233
51-60
102
61-70
15
Total
767
Table 5: Age Report
·      Gender Details of Candidates:   Out of total 767 analyzed candidates, 415(54%) are men whereas 351 (46%) are women.
Total candidates analyzed
Men
Women
Unknown
767
415
351
1
Table 6: Gender Report
Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation
 
Criminal Background
·         Candidates with Criminal Cases: 63 (12%) out of 541 analyzed candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.
·         Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases: 46 (9%) out of 541 analyzed candidates have declared serious criminal cases against themselves like murder, attempt to murder, criminal intimidation, habitual dealing in slave, voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means,  robbery, house-trespass, Cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property etc.

·         Party wise Candidates with declared Criminal Cases:
14 (19%) out of 74 candidates analysed from BJP12 (17%) out of 70 candidate analysed from NCP, 8 (13%) out of 60 candidate analysed from Shivsena, 2 (5%) out of 39 candidate analysed from INC and 1 (4%) out of 23 candidates analysed from MNS have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
·         Party wise Candidates with declared Serious Criminal Cases:     9 (12%) out of 74 candidates analysed from BJP(11%) out of 70 candidate analysed from NCP, 6 (11%) out of 60 candidate analysed from Shivsena, 1 (3%) out of 39candidate analysed from INC and 1 (4%) out of 23 candidates analysed from MNS have declared criminal cases against themselves in their affidavits.
Party Name
Total number of candidates analyzed
candidates with declared Criminal Cases
% of candidates with declared criminal cases
candidates with serious declared criminal cases
% of candidates with serious declared criminal cases
Other
146
14
10%
11
8 %
Independent
102
11
11 %
9
9 %
Bhartiya Janata Party
74
14
19 %
9
12%
Nationalist Congress Party
70
12
17 %
8
11%
Shivsena
60
8
13 %
6
10%
Indian National Congress
39
2
5 %
1
3 %
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
23
1
4 %
1
4 %
Others
27
0
0%
0
0%
Total
541
63
12%
46
9%
Table 1: Party wise candidates with criminal cases

Financial Background

·   Crorepati Candidates: Out of the 541 analyzed candidates, 215 (40%) are crorepatis.
·   Party wise Crorepati Candidates:   50 (68%) out of 74 candidates from BJP39 (56%) out of 70 candidates from NCP26 (43%) out of 60 candidate analysed from Shivsena and 10 (26%) out of 39 candidate analysed from INC are Crorepatis.
Party Name
Number Of Candidates Analyzed
No Of Crorepatis
Percentage Of Crorepati Candidates
Independent
102
56
55%
Bhartiya Janata Party
74
50
68%
Nationalist Congress Party
70
39
56%
Other
146
32
22%
Shivsena
60
26
43%
Indian National Congress
39
10
26%
Other
50
2
0%
Total
541
215
40%
Table 2: Party wise crorepati candidates
·         Average Assets:  The average asset per candidate for this election is Rs. 2.87 crore per candidate.
·         Party wise average assets :
Party Name
Number of Candidates Analyzed
Average Assets (Rs)
Other
146
Rs 1,14,59,544
~ 1 Crore+
IND
102
Rs 3,84,44,476
~ 3 Crore+
Bhartiya Janata Party
74
Rs 4,14,28,617
~ 4 Crore+
Nationalist Congress Party
70
Rs 5,75,92,885
~ 5 Crore+
Shivsena
60
Rs 3,39,93,498
~ 3 Crore+
Indian National Congress
39
Rs 1,84,32,207
~ 1 Crore+
Maharashtra Navnirman Sena
23
Rs 11,63,404
~ 11 Lacs+
Bahujan Samaj Party
12
Rs 7,73,309
~ 7 Lacs+
All India Majlis e Ittehadul Muslimeen
9
Rs 11,71,511
~ 11 Lacs+
Others
3
Rs 1,45,15,624
~ 1 Crore+
Samajwadi Party
2
Rs 15,80,000
~ 15 Lacs+
Janata Dal Secular
1
Rs 80,06,000
~ 80 Lacs+
All Parties
541
Rs 2,87,45,675
Table 3: Party wise average assets
·   High AssetsThe candidate with highest declared total assets  is Sandeep Balkrishna Waghere who is contesting from ward no 21 as Independent with assets worth Rs. 87 crores+. The top ten candidates with highest declared assets are: –
S.No.
Name
Ward no
Party Name
Movable Assets (Rs)
Immovable Assets (Rs)
Total Assets (Rs)
1
21
IND
7,69,28,819
79,75,17,941
87,44,46,760
87 Crore+
2
19
Nationalist Congress Party
36,96,19,348
21,98,25,283
58,94,44,631
58 Crore+
3
27
Shivsena
26,69,412
44,23,00,000
44,49,69,412
44 Crore+
4
25
Shivsena
5,71,34,198
37,75,92,210
43,47,26,408
43 Crore+
5
8
Nationalist Congress Party
6,68,57,279
36,70,24,600
43,38,81,879
43 Crore+
6
21
IND
43,49,169
39,45,20,012
39,88,69,181
39 Crore+
7
28
Bhartiya Janata Party
50,95,593
37,37,89,367
37,88,84,960
37 Crore+
8
30
IND
9,42,83,743
23,29,66,808
32,72,50,551
32 Crore+
9
17
Nationalist Congress Party
3,51,28,751
28,87,85,082
32,39,13,833
32 Crore+
10
26
Indian National Congress
2,85,08,725
27,80,81,100
30,65,89,825
30 Crore+
Table 4: Candidates declaring high assets

·   Zero AssetsThere are only 5 candidates, who declared zero assets.

·   Low Assets There are 65 (excluding the 5 declaring zero assets) candidates who declared assets below Rs. 2 lakhs, in this election.
·   Candidates with high Liabilities: The candidate with highest declared total  liabilities is Vikrant Vilas Lande who is contesting from ward no 8 having liabilities of Rs. 18 Crores +. The top ten candidates with highest declared liabilities  are given below :-
S.No.
Name
Ward no
Party Name
Total Assets(Rs)
Liabilities (Rs)
1
8
Nationalist Congress Party
43,38,81,879
43 Crore+
18,67,79,909
18 Crore+
2
25
Bhartiya Janata Party
25,78,01,655
25 Crore+
14,58,90,349
14 Crore+
3
21
IND
87,44,46,760
87 Crore+
8,55,26,700
8 Crore+
4
8
Nationalist Congress Party
13,67,44,831
13 Crore+
4,45,08,426
4 Crore+
5
21
Nationalist Congress Party
9,92,00,609
9 Crore+
4,16,89,005
4 Crore+
6
18
IND
7,60,29,100
7 Crore+
3,31,17,332
3 Crore+
7
23
Nationalist Congress Party
28,99,46,443
28 Crore+
3,10,75,533
3 Crore+
8
24
Nationalist Congress Party
28,92,36,043
28 Crore+
3,10,71,551
3 Crore+
9
26
Nationalist Congress Party
27,45,48,556
27 Crore+
2,92,98,618
2 Crore+
10
28
Bhartiya Janata Party
37,88,84,960
37 Crore+
2,88,19,332
2 Crore+
Table 5: Candidates with high liabilities

·         Candidates with High Income as declared in ITR*:  Only 4 out of 541 candidates have declared a total annual income of more than Rs. 1 crore +.  Declared ITR of top 5 candidates is given below –
S.No.
Name
Party Name
Ward no
Total Asset (Rs)
The financial year for which the last income tax return has been filed by candidate
Total income shown by candidate in ITR (Self+Spouse+Dependent) (Rs)
1
IND
28
9,06,23,346
9 Crore+
Not Given
2,72,68,645
 2 Crore+
2
IND
31
11,03,40,705
11 Crore+
Not Given
2,49,99,176
2 Crore+
3
Bhartiya Janata Party
15
16,96,02,128
16 Crore+
Not Given
1,38,32,751
 1 Crore+
4
Nationalist Congress Party
8
13,67,44,831
 13 Crore+
Not Given
1,00,80,000
1 Crore+
5
IND
18
7,60,29,100
7 Crore+
Not Given
95,38,530
95 Lacs+
Table 6: Candidates with high income as declared in ITR*
 *Total income includes income of self, spouse and dependents
 Other Background Details

·      Age Details of Candidates:  20 candidates have declared their ages to be between 21 to 24 years, 75 candidates have declared their ages to be between 25 to 30 years, 211 candidates have declared their ages to be between 31 to 40 years167 candidates have declared their ages to be between 41 to 50 years, 59 candidates have declared their ages to be between 51 to 60 yearscandidates have declared their ages to be between 61 to 70 years while only 1 candidate had declared his age to be between 71 to 80 years.
Age Group
Number of Candidates Analyzed
21-24
20
25-30
75
31-40
211
41-50
167
51-60
59
61-70
8
71-80
1
Total
541
Table 7: Age Report
·      Gender Details of Candidates:   Out of total 541 analyzed candidates, 285 (53%) are men whereas 256 (47%) are women.
Total candidates analyzed
Men
Women
541
285
256
Table 8: Gender Report
Thanks & Regards
Media and Journalist Helpline
+91 80103 94248
Maj.Gen. Anil Verma (Retd.)
Head
National Election Watch,
Association for Democratic Reforms
011 4165 4200,
+91 88264 79910
adr@adrIndia.org,
Prof Jagdeep Chhokar
IIM Ahmedabad (Retd.)
Founder Member,
National Election Watch, Association for Democratic
Reforms
+91 99996 20944
Prof Trilochan Sastry
IIM Bangalore
Founder Member,
National Election Watch,
Association for Democratic Reforms
+91 94483 53285
Association for Democratic Reforms
T-95A, C.L. House, 1st Floor,
(Near Gulmohar Commercial Complex)
Gautam Nagar
New Delhi-110 049
M: +91 8010394248 
T: +91 11 41654200
F: 011 4609 4248
 
Web:

ISRO Launched of 104 satellites on a single rocket

India today launched  one massive satellite weighing around 714kg, and 103 smaller ‘nano-satellites’ with a combined weight of 664kg. The rocket  lift off from the Sriharikota spaceport, according statement by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
© isro.gov.in
The main Earth observation satellite is said to be domestically-built, while other smaller ones are from places as diverse as Kazakhstan, the Netherlands and the UAE, as well as the US, which built 96 of the satellites.
ISRO is planning  to compete with other major players in securing its own share of the rapidly-expanding telecom market. The excellence is  known for having a particularly low-cost space program, which sets records regularly.India is responsible for some of the cheapest satellite launches on Earth.
NASA’s costly Curiosity rover and accompanying Mars mission, India sent a satellite to orbit the Red Planet in 2013 for a relatively cheap $73 million. Compare that with the Americans, who spent $671 million on theirs.
Calibrated within half an hour this year’s  record launch, India record of  national landmark last year with a 20-satellite launch on a single rocket.  India beat Russia, which launched 39 satellites in one go in 2014.
But the ISRO isn’t resting on its laurels. The organization is looking to mount its own missions to Venus and Jupiter in the near future, similar to what NASA is planning.

No comments:

SC CANCELS APPOINTMENT OF 1.78 LAKH SHIKSHA MITRAS JULY 26, 2017 LEAVE A COMMENT ON SC CANCELS APPOINTMENT OF 1.78 LAKH SHIKSHA MITRAS ...