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Ban on passport for corrupted government officials 

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Ban on passport for corrupted government officials

Ban on passport for corrupted government officials

Civil servants undergoing criminal or corruption charges will be denied the renewal or application for their passport. This guideline has been issued by the Personnel Ministry in order to avoid government officials leaving the country while their cases are still debated in court. However, the government had made particular exception whether the accused has to travel for medical purposes.

The ban upon the officer’s passport can be effective if, the latter is involved in a bribery or corruption case and investigations are still on-going; a First Information Report (FIR) has been registered or a case has been filed by any government body against the officer; after a preliminary fact finding investigation and the officer had been suspended. These parameters had been set to prevent any arbitrary accusations or penalty.

The officer will also be denied to leave the country in case a charge had been registered in court by an investigating agency in a criminal case, even if the said case is pending. If ever, investigations or prosecution had been given by a liable authority in a case falling under the Prevention of Corruption Act or any criminal case, vigilance clearance certificate will also be denied. Least but not last, vigilance clearance will also be denied when a charge sheet had been released against the officer in a disciplinary proceeding and the investigation is pending.

However, vigilance clearance shall not take effect on private complaints against officers. It will be valid only if cases are registered by investigating agencies. These cases will later be judged by a competent court of law. Even though the FIR will be provided to the passport office, the final decision to grant the passport or not lies within the passport issuing authority.

The vigilance clearance certificate is compulsory to obtain an Indian passport. On the other hand, the  Minister of Personnel declared that officers may be granted to travel under specific emergency matters.

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Union Minister S. Ganwar: ” Rape is unfortunate but we should not make a big deal out of it.”

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Union Minister S. Ganwar, rape is unfortunate but “should not make a big deal out of it”

Union Minister S. Ganwar: ” Rape is unfortunate but we should not make a big deal out of it.”

New Delhi: Amidst mounting pressure to advocate rape cases in India, Cabinet Members have taken the initiative to strengthen the POSCO Act. However, the responses of Union Minister Santosh Gangwar had not been welcomed. The latter stated that rape cases are unfortunate but should not be treated as a big issue. He underlined that in a huge country as India, one or two rape cases should not been given such importance. He further added that rape could not be stopped and is a vain issue.

India has faced waves of protests over the past weeks, from organisations calling for pressing measures against child rapists and abductors. The list of child rape cases seems endless as new reported cases continue to add to the outrage over the Kathua gang rape case. The cabinet met Saturday to take measures to implement death penalty for those who raped children below 12 years old.

While some people maintain that death penalty does not always act as a deterrent to rape, others welcome this decision as a move from the government to address the rape issue in India.

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Fight over breakfast delay, man with mental illness killed his mother

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Fight over breakfast delay, man with mental illness killed his mother
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Fight over breakfast delay, man with mental illness killed his mother

Dhanbad: A 21 year old man with mental disorder has killed his mother as she served his breakfast late. The incident occurred in Tilkaroyidih village. The accused told his mother to serve his breakfast at 10 am. As his food was delayed, he got irritated and started beating his mother to death.

According to the police, the accused tried to attack his sister and sister-in-law. The latter tried to escape and inform the neighbourhood. He was then caught and locked by the neighbours while the police was called on the spot.

Manoj Kumar, officer-in-charge of Govindpur police station, stated the accused has been put in custody. He is also being treated by a psychiatrist.

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India: Rape, Cabinet Ministers met over capital punishment introduction

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India: Rape, Cabinet Ministers met over capital punishment introduction

Cabinet Ministers met today to sign off an emergency executive order. This move had been effected forwarding the increase in rape rate across the country.

The ordinance aims to introduce capital punishment for child rapists as child rape and crime continue to rise. India faces outrage, amid Unnao and Kathua rape, infantile rapes are reported everyday. The Union Commitee was held today and was chaired by PM Modi. The amendment of punishment against child rapists is aim to mark the government effort to fight sexual abuse.

Organisations call for a safer India, as tensions rises over the idleness of government as the country undergoes its “darker days”. Last case reported was the rape of a 8 month old baby in Indore on Friday 20 April. The child was abducted and raped in a basement by a 21 year old man.

 

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