Anandiben Patel is the new chief minister of Gujarat

Anandiben Patel was seen as a natural heir to Narendra Modi as she headed the group of ministers running day-to-day affairs in Gujarat during his hectic Lok Sabha election campaign


Following the resignation of Narendra Modi, the prime minister-designate, Anandiben Patel would take over as chief minister of Gujarat. Patel, the minister for revenues in the state cabinet would be the first woman CM of Gujarat.


Anandiben Patel was elected leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Legislature Party Leader, who will succeed Modi as the chief minister of Gujarat.


73-year-old Patel’s name was proposed and adopted unanimously at a meeting of the Legislature Party in the presence of Modi, who had moments earlier resigned as the chief minister.


Modi’s close aide Amit Shah and BJP General Secretary Thavar Chand Ghelot were also present.


Modi, the longest-serving chief minister of the state, who led BJP to a spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha elections, will take over as prime minister on Monday.


In her acceptance speech, Patel turned emotional and thanked Modi and others for making her the chief minister.


Patel, considered to be very close to Modi, was minister of Revenue and Urban Development in the Modi government. She was also a minister in the government of Modi’s predecessor Keshubhai Patel.


A school teacher by profession, she had left her job to join politics.


Anandiben Patel is seen as a disciplinarian and hard taskmaster who puts a premium on probity, qualities often associated with her predecessor.


The 73-year-old Modi loyalist was seen as a natural heir to the Prime Minister-designate as she headed the group of ministers tasked with the responsibility to run the state’s day-to-day affairs during his hectic Lok Sabha election campaign.


In Gujarat, Patel and Amit Shah are often described as Modi’s “left and right arms".


Known for her no-nonsense image, she is the longest serving BJP minister who joined the party in late 80s and rose steadily through the ranks.


Married to Mafatbhai Patel, a professor, she has been living away from her family since mid-1990s and they have a son and a daughter.


Adi Finechem hits 52-week high on robust results

Adi Finechem hit its 52-week high following 123% jump in its full year net profit and bonus issue


Adi Finechem Ltd, an Ahmedabad-based speciality chemical producer, on Wednesday hit its 52-week high at Rs169.15 on the BSE, following 123% jump in its full year net profit and bonus issue of shares.

For the 12 month to end-March, Adi Finechem said its net profit surged 123% to Rs18.68 crore from Rs8.39 crore while total revenues, including sales, grew 23% to Rs151.82 crore from Rs123.10 crore, a year ago period.

Adi Finechem said its total expenditure in FY14 grew 12% to Rs121.33 crore from Rs108.10 crore. Its costs of raw material consumed increased only 6% to Rs93.49 from Rs88.02, a year ago period.

However, Adi Finechem said it paid 125% higher taxes of Rs9.71 crore to Rs4.32 crore, a year ago period.

For the quarter to end-March, Adi Finechem said its net profit surged 145% to Rs6.43 crore from Rs2.62 crore even as its total revenues, including sales, grew 50% to Rs44.32 crore from Rs29.46 crore, same period last year.

Adi Finechem's reserves and surplus increased 79% to Rs34.75 crore from Rs19.41 crore.
Adi Finechem declared dividend of Rs1.50 per share.

The company declared bonus issue in the ratio of 1:10 (1 bonus share for every 10 shares) subject to shareholder's approval. Earlier in July 2013 also it had allotted 1 bonus share for every 10 shares.

Adi Finechem closed Wednesday 4% higher at Rs167.6 on BSE, while the S&P BSE Sensex ended the day marginally down at 24,298.

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Getting the Police to register a crime
It took former Central Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi six months to get copy of the DGP's proposal on conducting a Crime Victimisation Survey, which would help judge performance and stop police from refusing to register complaints
Citizens are upset when important complaints or representations by them are not responded to by government authorities. It appears this is the way they are organised/disorganised! I have been pursuing the cause of getting a proper assessment system for police performance. Our present system of linking police performance is completely flawed since it is linked to number of crimes registered. This has given rise to the widespread practice of refusal to register crimes in most police stations. Instead of controlling crime, crime reporting and statistics are controlled. This is known as ‘burking’ and its widespread prevalence is known to almost everyone in the police.
While discussing this issue, I heard that Sanjeev Dayal, the Director General of Police (DGP) of Maharashtra as well as Police Commissioner of Mumbai, had given a proposal to the Home department for introducing a more rational ‘Crime Victimisation Survey’ of a nature held in many nations. This survey would be a good measure to judge police performance and could lead to a decline in the widespread illegal practice of refusal to register crimes. 
I decided to find out the fate of this proposal. I sent an application under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to the Public Information Officer (PIO) of the Home Ministry (which was received on 31 December 2013) asking for a copy of the report. After sitting on the RTI application for about two months, it was transferred to the PIO of the Home department,  which has still not been able to locate it. It appears this important proposal has been treated with contempt and carelessness.
I finally asked the DGP’s office for a copy and received it (see below). I think this is a great concept and would lead to meaningful evaluation of police in terms of their response to citizens. If we resort to appropriate evaluation methods for our police we could get better policing.
The project correctly identifies the key problem as ‘inadequacy of sensitivity by police in their professional interaction with common citizens, and Police not taking adequate cognizance of peoples' complaints on crime victimisation.’  
If this project were to be discussed and implemented properly it could lead to improvements in ‘People's experience of being victims of crime, Including general perceptions of safety In localities,’ and an improvement in ‘People's level of comfort with their jurisdictional police for reporting victimization due to crime.’ This could lead to a better evaluation of police performance and thereby result in a better policing. Citizens should discuss this and consider persuading the government to consider the Police department’s proposal with some seriousness.
(Shailesh Gandhi served as Central Information Commissioner under the RTI Act, 2005, during 18 September 2008 to 6 July 2012. He is a graduate in Civil Engineering from IIT-Bombay. Before becoming a full time RTI activist in 2003, he sold his packaging business. In 2008, he was conferred the Nani Palkhivala Memorial Award for civil liberties.) 




2 years ago

The day may come when the Police and the rest of "Government" and courts follow the law and do their work. But I doubt it will come in my life time.


2 years ago

If I go to a Police Station & they refuse file my FIR,saying xyz excuses like where the crime was commited it does not fall into there jurisdiction etc,what action I can take as an citizen to lodge an FIR in that very P.S


Bapoo Malcolm

In Reply to rajivahuja 2 years ago

This "amcha section nahi" attitude was told to me, as a kid, by my Dad. It's not new. I am 73 years old.

There are guidelines passed by the Hon. Supreme Court (SC) that are painted on all police station walls. Please take time to read them.

As for refusal, try this out. I do it every time. Take extra copies of your complaint with you. You MUST take hard copies; do ot depend on oral statements. The cops usually fudge verbal complaints. Then try to get it accepted at the inward receipt level. Most probably, you will be refused and sent to someone else. At all stages note the names from the name tags.

After having tried these two attempts, go to the nearest post office, write in hand the refusals and names and the harassment, on all your copies. Send two copies, one to the police station and to the Commissioner. Registered Post A/D, or Speed Post A/D.

Next visit the police station again and tell them the steps you have taken. Offer them the copy with your remarks, once again.

You will be treated like a king!

Bapoo M. Malcolm

Troublesome? Yes, but it works. That's life. Beat them at their own game.


In Reply to Bapoo Malcolm 2 years ago

Thank you.But I sincerely hope that an event like this does not come.

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