Saturday, 23 May 2020

SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET FOR THE RICH, IN THE NAME OF COVID-19 AFFECTED POOR


First of all I would like to inform my readers that I am writing this with a simple common sense of a humble common man and not as an economist or a financial wizard. With this introduction I am coming to the point.

My first question is whether anybody could see anything substantially meant for the common man except a few peanuts here and there in the Prime Minister’s recently announced and Finance Minister’s elaborated MEGA RELIEF PACKAGE related to the COVID-19 EPIDEMIC? I can say with confidence that the major portion of the ‘Rs. 20 lakh crores plus’ relief package is not related to the incidents associated to the recent COVID-19 epidemic. Let us examine why it is so.

First of all, let us take the breakup, of the  Rs 20 lakh crore plus package nick named as Atmanirbhar Bharat.
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a.       The major part of the relief (Rs.3.5 lakh crores) is going to the MSME segment only on a flimsy ground of infusing liquidity since the segment employ a large number of workers. What we have to keep in mind that, the present epidemic issue is not like a natural calamity like flooding, cyclone, earthquake, etc.  In a natural calamity, whole community around the area is affected. However, this epidemic issue is not like that. The main affected persons are the employees who lost the salary or the employment itself since they could not attend their work place. What is the loss of the employer? The entire setup like the building, plant and machinery, raw materials, finished products etc. are there intact. If at all any minor loss due to wear and tear which can be written off from the account.

b.      PM and FM should also explain the relation between the Covid-19 epidemic and the relief (30000 crore) now announced to the NBFC, HFCs etc. According to my memory, the NBFCs, etc. started bleeding since October 2018, when a major corporate house along with its associate companies started defaulting payments.

c.       Again, the PM and the FM should also explain to the public as to how the present relief of Rs.90,000 crore to power distribution companies is related to the COVID-19 epidemic.

2.       Similar is the case of Rs.48,100 crores to the sectors of coal, mineral, etc. for their reforms.

3.       The only relief to the actually affected employees, workers including migrant workers, farmers, fishermen, etc. is the Rs.3,10,000 crores plus Rs.1,50,000 crores out of the 20 lakh plus crores.

In short, the Hon’ble Prime Minister and the Hon’ble Finance Minister, very cleverly made a Supplementary Budget without the approval of the Parliament under the guise of an emergency relief package to the COVID-19 affected persons, even though the major part of the relief package do not have any remote connection to it. *www.manjaly.net
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Wednesday, 22 April 2020

കോവിഡ് – 19:- ലോക്ക്ഡൌണും, മയക്കുമരുന്ന് മാഫിയകളും, പിടികിട്ടാത്ത ചോദ്യവും


ദൈവത്തിന്റെ സ്വന്തം രാജ്യമാണെന്നറിയപ്പെടുന്ന കേരളത്തിൽ നിന്ന് സമീപകാലത്ത് ചില വാർത്താ തലക്കെട്ടുകൾ കാണുകയുണ്ടായി. അതായതു, സംസ്ഥാനത്തെ നിരവധി  മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമകളായവരുടെ കഥകളെക്കുറിച്ചായിരുന്നു അത്. കൊറോണ വൈറസ് / കോവിഡ് -19 പകർച്ചവ്യാധിയുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട് സർക്കാർ പ്രഖ്യാപിച്ച ലോക്ക്ഡൌൺ ഇവരെയെല്ലാം വളരെ മോശമായി ബാധിച്ചതാണ്  കാരണം  . ലോക്ക്ഡൌൺ കാരണം, എല്ലാ വൈൻ ഷോപ്പുകളും അടച്ചിരിക്കുന്നു. അതുകൊണ്ടു മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമകളായവരെല്ലാം മദ്യം ഇല്ലാതെ മോശം അവസ്ഥയിലേക്ക് പൊയ്ക്കൊണ്ടിരിക്കുകയാണ് എന്നാണ് ചില പൊതുമാധ്യമങ്ങളിൽ റിപ്പോർട്ട് വന്നത്.   പ്രശ്നവുമായി ബന്ധപ്പെട്ട് ചിലർ മരിച്ചുപോയ സ്ഥിതിവിശേഷം വരെ ഉണ്ടായി. ചില ആത്മഹത്യാശ്രമങ്ങളും, പിൻവലിക്കൽ ലക്ഷണങ്ങളായി മറ്റ് പല സങ്കീർണതകളും ഉണ്ടായതായി അറിയുന്നു. സർക്കാരിന്, ഡോക്ടറുടെ കുറിപ്പടിയിൽ മദ്യം നൽകാൻ നിർദ്ദേശം നൽകേണ്ടിവന്ന ഒരു വിഷയം കൂടിയായി ഇത് മാറി. പിന്നീട് ഒരു ഹരജിയിൽ കേരള ഹൈക്കോടതി, സർക്കാർ ഉത്തരവ് സ്റ്റേ ചെയ്തു.

കാര്യങ്ങൾ നമ്മിൽ പലർക്കും ഇതിനകം അറിയാം. പക്ഷെ എന്റെ ആശങ്ക കഥയെക്കുറിച്ചല്ല. അദൃശ്യമായ വളരെ പ്രധാനപ്പെട്ട ഒരു പ്രശ്നത്തെക്കുറിച്ചാണ്. അതായതു, മയക്കുമരുന്ന്, മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകൾ, മയക്കുമരുന്ന് മാഫിയകൾ എന്നിവയെക്കുറിച്ചാണ്. മുകളിലുള്ള ഖണ്ഡികയിൽ, മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമകളായവരുടെ ദുരവസ്ഥ  ഇതിനകം കണ്ടുകഴിഞ്ഞു. ഇതുമായി താരതമ്യപ്പെടുത്തുമ്പോൾ, പിൻവലിക്കൽ കാലയളവിൽ മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളായവരുടെ ബുദ്ധിമുട്ടുകൾ മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമയായവരെക്കാൾ വളരെ അക്രമാസക്തവും ദയനീയവുമാണ് എന്ന് ആർക്കും മനസ്സിലാക്കാവുന്നതേയുള്ളൂ. അതിനാൽ, നിലവിലുള്ള ലോക്ക്ഡൌൺ കാലഘട്ടത്തിൽ മിക്കവാറും എല്ലാ വിതരണ ശൃംഖലകളും തകർന്നിരിക്കുമ്പോൾ, മയക്കുമരുന്നുകളുടെ വിതരണവും ഉണ്ടാകാൻ യാതൊരു സാധ്യതയും ഇല്ല എന്നാണ് നമ്മുടെ വിശ്വാസം. പക്ഷെ നമ്മുടെ വിശ്വാസം യാഥാർത്ഥ്യമാണെന്ന് ഞാൻ കരുതുന്നില്ല. വിതരണ ശ്രുങ്കല ശരിക്കും തകർന്നിട്ടുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ, മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമയായവരെക്കാൾ കൂടുതൽ പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളായവരിലുണ്ടാകും. ലോകമെമ്പാടും മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളുണ്ടെന്നത് ഒരു നഗ്ന സത്യമാണ്. എന്നാൽ ലോക്ഡൌൺ  കാലത്തു നിരോധിത മയക്കുമരുന്നുകൾ ലഭ്യമല്ല എന്ന ഒറ്റ കാരണം കൊണ്ട് മാത്രം  മദ്യത്തിന് അടിമയായവരെപ്പോലെ മയക്കുമരുന്ന് പിൻവലിക്കൽ കൊണ്ട് കാര്യമായ പ്രശ്നങ്ങളൊന്നും ഉണ്ടായതായി  മാധ്യമങ്ങളിൽ കൂടിയോ, അല്ലാതെയോ എന്റെ ശ്രദ്ധയിൽ പെട്ടിട്ടില്ല.

അവസ്ഥയിൽ, എന്റെ മനസ്സിൽ രണ്ട് സാധ്യതകളാണ് തെളിഞ്ഞു വരുന്നത്. ഒന്നാമതായി, ലോകത്ത് ഒരിടത്തും മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളില്ല. അതിനാൽ, മയക്കുമരുന്ന് പിൻവലിക്കൽ പ്രശ്നങ്ങളൊന്നുമില്ല എന്ന കാര്യം . എന്നാൽ സാധ്യത എനിക്ക് ശരിയായി  തോന്നുന്നില്ല. രണ്ടാമത്തെ സാധ്യത, മയക്കുമരുന്നിന് അടിമകളായവരുടെ പ്രശ്നങ്ങൾ അതത് സർക്കാരുകളുടെ അറിവോടുകൂടിയോ അല്ലാതെയോ മയക്കുമരുന്ന് മാഫിയകൾ ശ്രദ്ധിക്കുകയും കൂടാതെ പൊതുമാധ്യമങ്ങളെ നിശബ്ദമാക്കുകയും ചെയ്യുന്നു എന്നതാണ്. രണ്ടാമത്തെ സാധ്യത ശരിയാണെങ്കിൽ, കൊറോണ വൈറസ് / കോവിഡ് നിർമാർജനം ചെയ്യാനുള്ള ദൗത്യത്തെ ഇത് പരാജയപ്പെടുത്തും. കൊറോണ വൈറസിനെതിരായ യുദ്ധത്തിലും  ജനങ്ങളുടെ ക്ഷേമത്തിലും  ഓരോ സർക്കാരുകൾക്കും ശരിക്കും താൽപ്പര്യമുണ്ടെങ്കിൽ, കോവിഡ് - 19 നെതിരെ പോരാടുമ്പോൾ വശം കൂടി ഓർമ്മിക്കേണ്ടതാണ്.
M.P. JOSEPH, www.manjaly.net 


Tuesday, 21 April 2020

COVID – 19:- THE LOCKDOWN, THE DRUG MAFIA AND THE MILLION DOLLAR QUESTION


COVID – 19:- ALCOHOL ADDICTS, DRUG ADDICTS AND THE DRUG MAFIA
There were some news headlines in the recent past from Kerala, the God’s Own Country. It was about the story of many alcohol addicts in the State. They are all badly affected persons due to the present lockdown declared by the Government in connection with the Corona Virus/COVID-19 epidemic. Because of the lockdown, all wine shops are closed and those who are addicted to alcohol are all in a bad shape without alcohol. The problem went to the extent that some people were died related to this issue, as reported in some public media. There were also some suicide attempts and many other complications as withdrawal symptoms. The issue touched to such a level that the Government had to give direction to provide alcohol on doctor's prescription. Later, the Kerala High Court stayed the order on a petition.

These things are already known to many of us. But my concern is not about this story. It is about a much more important issue which is invisible. It is all about the case of drugs, drug addicts and drug mafia. In the above paragraph, we have already seen the plight of the alcohol addicts.  Compared to this, the difficulties of the drug addicts during the withdrawal period are much more violent and visible than an alcohol addict. Hence, in the present long lockdown period when almost all chains of supply are broken, there cannot be any supply of drugs also. This is what we are believing. But I do not think our belief is a reality. If it is really broken, then there would be much more hue and cry from the drug addicts than the alcohol addicts. It is also a naked truth that there are drug addicts all over the world. But so far I have not come across any such a drug withdrawal problems highlighted by any public media, whether print or online, as happened only on the ground that these banned drugs are not available during the lockdown.

In this situation, there are two probabilities coming into my mind. First of all, there is no drug addicts anywhere in the world. Therefore, there is no drug withdrawal problems. But this probability I cannot digest properly. The second probability is that the problems of the drug addicts are taken care of by the drug mafia with or without the knowledge of the respective Governments and/or silenced the public media. If this second possibility is true, it would defeat the mission to eradicate the Corona Virus / COVID - 19. Apart from that, Governments of all the countries are going to miss a golden chance to curb the menace of drug and drug mafia along with the war against the Corona Virus / COVID – 19. If they are really interested in the welfare of the people, this aspect also to be kept in mind when fighting against the COVID – 19.
M.P. JOSEPH. www.manjaly.net 

Monday, 13 January 2020

5TH ANNIVERSARY OF E-BOOK PUBLICATION ON THE REPUBLIC DAY

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Saturday, 21 September 2019

BACK-DOOR BUDGET OF THE FM - A MIRAGE OF ECONOMIC GROWTH

The latest mini or third budget implemented through the backdoor Ordinance method is nothing but an eye wash just to divert the attention from the failures of governance from all corners. Similar is the case of Hindi agenda all of a sudden surfaced recently. The purpose is to fool the public who are ignorant about the ups and downs of the Share Market but more concerned about the ups and downs of the Commodity Market.

In reality, these astronomical financial sops are just like the bogus astronomical Audit Objections of the CAG which I elaborated in my book.

Now let us analyse the effect of these astronomical sops announced by the Finance Minister:-

First take the case of sops to the tax reduction to those companies which do not seek any deduction. Many of the companies are already availing 100% or more than 100% deduction for research etc. So what could be the tax effect? Very negligible or nil.

Secondly take the case of the mega sops to the newly formed manufacturing companies. In normal case there will not be much profit to these companies at the initial stage of production. Most of the companies would be in loss due to heavy interest liability, heavy depreciation, starting problems in marketing etc. So most of them may not be having taxable income, except carry forward of loss.

[To read free part of my book  ‘A FRAUD IN THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION’ in India, go to the below link and click “LOOK INSIDE” button:
https://www.amazon.in/FRAUD-INDIAN-CONSTITUTION-M-P-JOSEPH-ebook/dp/B00SQKTADY/]

This being the reality, now, it is for the Finance Minister to explain to the Nation, what is the real purpose of these gimmick of showing a mirage of economic growth through IT sops other than diverting the attention of the public from price rise, employment loss, maladministration, decline in groth rate, etc.? It may also be clarified the method of calculation to arrive at 1.45 lakh crore annual effect or whether the figure is adopted from the 2G and Coalmine Audit Report of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India?


Tuesday, 11 December 2018

NPA SCAM AND EXTRADITION ORDER OF UK COURT: WHO WILL BEAR THE EXPENDITURE?

Each time only after the money laundering accused people were left the country, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) start their swooping action-action-action. Now it is time for their grand come back. It starts with the latest extradition order of the Westminster Magistrates' Court in UK.

 But can anybody imagine what could be the total cost to the Government exchequer for this high-profile extradition trial that lasted over a year? And who's money is lost not only in the NPA scam but in these court cases and its ancillary activities in a foreign country for such a long period? And who is responsible for these loss? It is coming mainly from the poor people who stood under the scorching sun throughout the day to get their hard earned notes exchanged during the demonetisation period and paying GST on safety pin (I think 18%) to anything else including the GST on penalty on their savings bank account due to deficiency in minimum balance. And who are the beneficiaries for letting these persons escape? Identify them and saddle them for the cost incurred.

We are already acquainted with such actions in many of the cases where the accused fly away just before the filing of FIR. Whether these cases are mere coincidences, or a deliberate silence to facilitate them to escape from the scene thinking that the general public ignorant, that too when the present Government is affirming and telling every now and then “the Government is corruption free”? If these two assumptions are not the case, then definitely it could be the miracles happened because those accused persons are devotees of some supernatural power and they came to their rescue by making these agencies unconscious till they left the country.
N.B:-
(To read free part of the book "A FRAUD IN THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION" based on scams of India as part of my autobiography, go inside:- https://www.amazon.in/FRAUD-INDIAN-CONSTITUTION-M-P-JOSEPH-ebook/dp/B00SQKTADY/ )

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Wednesday, 7 November 2018

MACP EFFECTIVE DATE: CAG PROVED ITS INCAPABILITY TO DO CONSTITUTIONAL DUTY


My blog readers are already aware that recently the Hon’ble Bombay High Court set aside a judgement and order dated 16-04-2013 of the Central Administrative Tribunal, Mumbai Bench and allowed my request for treating the effective date of MACP of the 6th Central Pay Commission as 01-01-2006 instead of 01-09-2008 as fixed by the DOPT under the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions. For details, go to blogs:- https://www.centralemployeesnews.manjaly.net/2018/10/macps_9.html &

However, I would like to invite your attention to a much more important issue – i.e., the utter failure of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in its Constitutional obligations.
CAG is bestowed with some important duties under the Constitution of India. Under Article 149, read with Section 13 of the CAG’s DPC ACT, 1971, it is the duty of the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India to audit all expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India and of each State and of each Union territory having a Legislative Assembly and to ascertain whether the expenditure conforms to the authority which governs it.

Now the question comes, how the CAG ascertained the expenditure related to MACP is conformed to the authority which governs it? It is very clear on the face of the record as already mentioned in my Representation dated 26-11-2010 routed through the CAG and now confirmed by the Supreme Court and the High Court that the implementation date of MACP is from 01-01-2006 and not from 01-09-2008 as implemented through the OM issued by DOPT. If the CAG audited it properly, this illegality could have been pointed out and such a complication could have been avoided. Instead of such real issues, CAG is after bogus, fictional, politically instigated audit objections as I already mentioned in my published book, “A FRAUD IN THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION”. (To read free part of e-Book, go to the link and click “Look inside” button:- www.amazon.in/FRAUD-IN-THE-INDIAN-CONSTITUTION-ebook/dp/B00SQKTADY/ )

Finally, what is the result of this irresponsible audit of the CAG? Now the work done after the 6th Pay Commission Implementation including the 7th Pay Commission Implementation has to be rewritten. Not only that of the currently  working employees, but that of the retired and died persons after the 6th Pay Commission. Approximately there are 1 crore serving and retired employees together. So how many man-days are required to rectify the additional work caused by the said OM and by the irresponsible audit (in spite of my pointing it out in the year 2010 in writing)?

Apart from the Constitutional duty of audit, CAG is also entrusted with a consultation power under Article 148(5) before any service condition is made for those employees working under him. So if this consulting power is used properly, instead of giving it in a routine and mechanical manner without application of mind, this simple mistake with Himalayan effect could have been avoided. Again CAG exposed its inefficiency in doing its duty to the nation and as usual, going after bogus, fictional, unrealistic and fake audit objection (at the cost of genuine ones) mostly politically instigated as illustrated in my book. (Part II of the book is nearing completion covering many departments and entities involved in scams but hushed up).

NB:-

My published Books:-

  1. “A FRAUD IN THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION” available as e-book and paperback at:- https://www.amazon.in/FRAUD-IN-THE-INDIAN-CONSTITUTIONebook/dp/B00SQKTADY/  
  2. “LTC RULES MADE EASY” available as e-book at:- https://www.amazon.in/LTC-RULES-MADE-EASY-date-ebook/dp/B01JO66SLK 
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