“The matter has been brought to our notice. As a responsible corporate, we have zero tolerance towards any such deviations or acts by employees. Appropriate staff action will be initiated and we will also support the police in its investigation,” the bank said.
Of the 100 police personnel who have succumbed to the infection, eight are officers and 92 constabulary staff. A large portion of the police force continues to be deployed to enforce restrictions at containment zones and at hospitals and Covid Care Centres across the state.
Office-bearers of the federations said that considering the Covid pandemic, a period of close to nine weeks has been kept between the date of strike notice and commencement of the strike, as against the stipulated period of six weeks.
During the meeting, the federations questioned MoD officials that if the state of affairs in the Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was as bad as the government claimed, why was there no action against those responsible or any course correction
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Behind the multi-pronged effort is the team led by Aurangabad Municipal Commissioner Astik Kumar Pandey, who took charge in December 2019. To date, more than 9,000 cases have been recorded in AMC limits, out of which more than 5,000 are active cases and more than 350 are deaths.
The Ministry of Defence has invited Expression of Interest (EOI) cum Request for Proposal (RFP) for the selection of a consultant for strategising and implementing the proposed corporatisation of Ordnance Factory Board (OFB).
Under the Osmanabad police's community policing model, one cop has been assigned to every village in the district along with a team of volunteers, who ensure that social distancing norms are being followed besides acting as eyes, ears and helping hands of authorities for all Covid-19 released duties.
The three workers’ federations who together represent over 85 per cent of the 82,000 workforce from 41 ordnance factories have been opposing the corporatisation of the OFB since the idea was first floated last year.
There are now 16 prisons in Maharashtra which have reported Covid-19 infections with 851 cases, which includes 643 inmates and 208 staff members. Of these, 444 and 164, respectively, have till now recovered.
Zeeshan Siddiqui first rode a bicycle to cover the 225-km distance from Osmanabad to Ahmednagar from where he took a motorbike to travel till Kutch in an attempt to cross the border, where he was apprehended by the BSF.
General Secretary of All India Defence Employees’ Federation (AIDEF), C Srikumar, said on Wednesday, "At least 15 cases have been detected among workers of AFK, as per our primary information, and there has been one death.
The duo will be questioned over their alleged links with a Kashmiri couple from Delhi, who were accused of having affiliations with the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP), a banned terror organisation that is part of IS.
Gen Parnaik, who commanded the Udhampur-headquartered Northern Command of the Indian Army from January 2011 till June 2013, led the formation during the Depsang valley standoff with China in April-May 2013.
The first lot of cases was reported in Mumbai Central Prison, better known as Arthur Road Prison, around the first week of May. Subsequently, cases were reported from 10 prisons across the state, with the maximum number of cases reported from Satara, Solapur and Aurangabad prisons.
In the fourth tranche of the Atmanirbhar Bharat initiative, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman had, on May 16, announced the decision of corporatisation of OFB for “improving autonomy, accountability and efficiency in ordnance suppliers”.
On almost every front in the battle against Covid-19, the police force is playing a key role, be it guarding boundaries of districts or containment zones, or deployment at high-risk isolation wards, quarantine facilities and hospitals," State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh said.