Cracking the whip on habitual latecomers, Maharashtra has decided to start penalising staff, including senior state employees, who turn up late for work. It has decided to start deducting earned leaves of latecomers.
Addressing an event in Mumbai’s Y B Chavan Centre to mark party’s foundation day, former CM and state’s Public Works Minister Ashok Chavan reminded Thackeray’s party that it would cease to be in power without Congress’s backing.
According to sources, the Congress leadership is miffed with Sena’s repeated unsolicited opinions about its functioning. Sena’s Rajya Sabha MP and Saamana editor Sanjay Raut, had Saturday, taken a public dig at Congress’ lea-dership.
State’s Urban Development Minister and Shiv Sena’s local heavyweight Eknath Shinde, who was also present for the meeting, demanded that the Navi Mumbai international airport be named after Sena founder (late) Bal Thackeray.
While the 67 per cent cut of development spend remains in place for all non-revenue generating departments, the state government has also withdrawn the 30 per cent cut it had imposed on the remuneration of consultants.
According to the documents, the state revenue department - then headed by Chandrakant Patil - had on June 11, 2019, formed a committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Manoj Saunik to study the private developer's proposal of building 1 lakh houses on the land.
The electoral bond scheme, which was notified by the Centre in 2018, allows citizens and corporates to buy monetary instruments from the SBI and donate them to a political party, which is then free to redeem it for money.
The Congress faces a dilemma in Mumbai, the city where it was founded in 1885. It realises it needs to stop the BJP from dislodging Thackeray’s Shiv Sena in the BMC. At the same time, it also has to ensure its own survival.
“It would have been appropriate if the government would have taken a decision as to whether the benefit of the EWS ought to be granted to the candidates who have applied from the SEBC category and the said reservation is stayed by the Apex Court," said the court.
The new organisational model is also being seen as the party's attempt to rid factionalism within the party in the run-up to the 2022 Mumbai civic polls. It is also an attempt to get the caste and community balance right ahead of the civic polls.
A 67-acre land parcel in BKC, a portion of which is already earmarked for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s flagship Mumbai-Ahmedabad bullet train project, is one of the options being considered for the relocation, Shiv Sena MP Sanjay Raut has said.
Admitting the Centre’s plea that the land in question was an erstwhile salt pan land, which belonged to it, and taking claims of two private parties on record, the HC had also rapped the state bureaucracy for its “careless” approach.
On March 3, 2019, the previous government had enacted the policy permitting transfer of plots, allotted on such restricted land tenures to ownership plots on payment of a premium equivalent to 10-15 per cent of the ready reckoner (RR) values
In the State Assembly, the proposal was declared as “passed unanimously” by Speaker Nana Patole. It stated that Speaker Patole and Deputy Speaker Narhari Zirwal would not respond to any notice or summons issued by the Supreme Court.
According to the supplementary statement of expenditure, which was tabled by Finance Minister Ajit Pawar on the first day of the winter session of the state legislature, just about 34 per cent or Rs 7,509 crore of these have been set aside for public sector investment in capital works.
Documents show that Motion Pictures Private Limited (MPPL), an associate of construction major DB Realty, has approached the Shiv Sena-controlled Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) with this rather unusual claim.
Raising allegations of wrongdoing against the chief minister, BJP’s former MP Kirit Somaiya, on Friday, labelled the entire episode as a “multi-crore FSI fraud committed by the Thackeray sarkar to facilitate the developer”. He has demanded a probe in the matter.