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CHS Deemed Conveyance: Maharashtra to simplify process for housing societies

Maharashtra government would come out a long term policy within next three months to simplify procedure of deemed conveyance for CHS and also for protecting interest of depositors in credit societies and cooperative banks

 

Maharashtra government will simplify the 'deemed conveyance' procedures for convenience of the co-operative housing societies (CHS) in the state.

 

In his address to the state legislature, Governor C Vidyasagar Rao said, "To protect the interest of the depositors in the co-operative credit societies and co-operative banks in the state, the Government will come out with a long term policy within the next three months."

 

Speaking on wide range of topics, the Governor said that after decontrol of sugar by the Central Government, it is being procured through open market for the public distribution system.

 

He said the state government will undertake long term measures to mitigate the adverse impacts of drought, especially in areas which are chronically drought prone.

 

The water policy will be reviewed keeping in mind the developments in agriculture, industries and the need of drinking water, he said.

 

Efficient fiscal planning based on completion of 75% of the completed projects, particularly in districts with backlog, and an all-out effort to complete 50% of incomplete projects, including distribution systems by 2019 shall be the government's priority, he said.

 

Other top priority includes, efforts towards forest and wild life sanctuaries conservation. Conservation of tigers, with Nagpur as Tiger Capital of India, rehabilitation of villagers from tiger reserves and promotion of wild life tourism, around Tiger Reserves in Vidarbha and Sahyadri regions.

 

"In view of the vision of Prime Minister to develop hundred smart cities in the country, my Government will develop maximum smart cities in the State in the next five years," he said.

 

On transportation, he said to improve mass transportation in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region, an integrated approach will be adopted which will include a network of roads, waterways, metros and mono rails.

 

In order to lessen the burden on the existing rail and road transport systems, the government will create basic infrastructure and amenities to promote Water Transport Projects on the East and West coasts of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Konkan region.

 

The objective of 'Housing for all: By 2022' will be achieved through large scale construction of affordable houses through Government and semi-Government agencies like MHADA, MMRDA, CIDCO and Nagpur Improvement Trust, he said.

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COMMENTS

Amol Chavan

3 years ago

One of the biggest problem that I am facing for conveyance deed of society is that the change in rules of registration charges of flat. Earlier for first 5 lakhs of the flat cost 1.5% and on the remaining cost of the flat was levied 5%. But the rule changed and we were asked to pay 3.5% of first 5 lakhs also when we approached the lawyer to do conveyance deed of society. Lawyer mentioned that each flat owner of society has to pay that amount of 3.5% of first 5 lakhs (17.5 K) before conveyance deed can be registered. I as a chairman of society unable to collect that 17.5 K form each member (they deny to pay such amount) our conveyance deed is pending for long time. The land with this still belongs to builder and we will miss the TDR if there are FSI changes. I dont know what less the society will lose.

Amol Chavan

Open Letter to the new Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

Former Managing Director of Konkan Railway and pioneer of the Skybus Rajaram Bojji, popularly known as B Rajaram wrote an open letter to new Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu with practical suggestions and possibilities for drastically improving the Indian Railways

 

Rajaram Bojji or B Rajaram, inventor of the indigenous & cost-effective anti-collision device (ACD) technology and former managing director, Konkan Railway has written an open letter to Suresh Prabhu, the new Minister for Railways. In the letter, Mr Bojji has provided practical suggestion to improve the Indian Railways.

 

To,

Shri Suresh Prabhu,

Minister of Railways,

New Delhi

 

 

Dear Shri Prabhu,

 

I am personally very happy that a person like you, with balance in thought and speech will head the tough Railway Ministry. Many will rush to advise you, but the very size of the system could overwhelm anyone, with the Railway Board making life miserable by dumping you with day to day operational problems and mishaps.

 

Midnight calls would likely keep you awake.

 

I just want to share some ideas and advice more as an old friend. Suppose I happen to be in your shoes what I would do?

 

Here are some brief action points. We all know that the Railways need modernization. However, our Railway Board is busy building its own individual departmental empire. Too many committees have come out with voluminous or simplistic reports. Give more money or import is the solution they come up with and grand numbers like Rs1 lakh crore. But what about viability?

 

In my opinion, it is irresponsible to give financially suicidal recommendations. Foreign direct investment (FDI) is glibly talked about and immediately our babus push for foreign technology based brand new workshops or manufacturing facilities, with guaranteed cash outflow but without guaranteed performance levels of output to improve revenues or safety. I suggest FDI or public-private-partnership (PPP) should always be based on the principle of assuring least financial burden on the Railways in particular and on the nation more generally.

 

Some examples of effective application of FDI and PPP:

 

1. Modernization of technology for coaches and locomotives:-

 

Existing manufacturing facilities all be handed over in exchange for equity stake, to modern technology providers creating a technology upgradation PPP. Every 5 years, technology modernisation cycle should be planned. Export to foreign markets, Make in India also should be a condition. Our assets, valued at current prices, be handed over and any profit the PPP makes will be shared by the Railways. Assured order quantity be committed in return for the above. The FDI has to be accepted only from technology leaders in that area. It is not money, but technology we need. No fresh land or structures are needed. Instead of one-time technology upgradation, we will get assured technology upgradation for a longer period. We will also save on staff costs and material costs. Current staff should be offered VRS or relocation. The FDI PPP may re-engage with better salaries for deserving staff.

 

2. Case of keeping stations clean:

 

Adjust current costs (like maintenance, cleaning, managing security , parking facilities, food sales, parcel management, etc) for inflation and make it an annual guaranteed payment. Assets of the station and the land around should be valued at current market prices and treated as stake of railway in the proposed JV. Private party with sound financial standing should be invited to form PPP to provide modernization of station equipment like escalators, retiring rooms, cafeteria facilities, refurbished flooring and lighting, and with quality of service certified by a third party like Technischer Überwachungsvereina (TUV). The income stream for this JV company is the guaranteed cash inflow from Railways, the proceeds of platform access charges for non passengers, cafeteria food sales, commercial exploitation of land attached to station. This PPP JV can raise debt funding based on capital at charge for modernizing the station facilities to improve revenues. As major equity holder, Railways will share profits of the company, but will not be part of management. The company board will have a Railways representative. This step can unlock the unearned value of railway properties in and around stations and change face of the Railways.

 

3. Medical Organisation:

 

Railways has more doctors than officers running railways. The hospitals too are well developed and sit on prime properties. All the real estate should be transferred at current market value along with the equipment into a JV. With a well recognized hospital and medical healthcare management company, all Railways doctors should be offered alternate placement in the PPP JV. Similar to station service management, the JV will use this equity base to raise funds in the market, modernizes streamline and offer better quality service to railway employees. What is the assured revenue stream? Here gain take the current cash outflow on medical services and offer the same for each Zonal Railway to to set up a JV on this basis. Further commercial exploitation of lands also be allowed. Railways will hold a major share in the company and automatically get profit shares. So all medical services in railways thus will get managed by 10 or 15 PPP mode JVs. Again Railways by agreement shall not be in management. Only Board of Directors of each company will have Railways representatives. Digital networking, telemedicine and smoother workflow, shall be part of the agreementm with medical records of employees becoming accessible all over India. The company should be allowed to take outside patients too, as paying customers, including foreign patients. Medical tourism should be actively encouraged. All this, without neglecting railway employee interests.

 

4. Railway Colonies:


Even today, huge land space is occupied by railway colonies with sprawling bungalows. It's time we form a JV with our land and buildings valued at current market prices, with private real estate companies. For railway officers and staff, modern flats with amenities can come up, increasing capacity and providing excellent facilities by land reuse. Old and difficult to maintain bungalow culture must be done away with. More green space, biking tracks, neater and tidier roads with lighting should be built. Apart from the assured cash inflow at current costs, being incurred by the Railways, the PPP can generate additional revenue streams by building modern supermarkets, high-end entertainment and shopping malls in the land released. Funds can be easily raised because of the heavy equity base of Railway assets transferred at market rates. The rent payments of employees will go to the company. The company becomes responsible for maintenance, water supply, sanitation etc. Railways again gets share of profits. Saves staff costs and material costs as well as contractual costs of maintaining huge colonies with major concentrations of employees.

 

5. Track machines, track laying equipment, welding and ballasting:

 

Railways should not own any of the above. Transfer all related equipment to a JV with PPP . Provide assured cash flow in terms of current cash outflow for promised outputs as laid down today. Modernization of equipment, improved productivity, assured quality can be well defined and third party quality assurance certification part of deal. New line construction also is to be handled by these JVs. Profits will be shared by Railways as stakeholder. But no management participation by Railways except representation in Board of Directors of the JV company. For the entire Indian Railways, about 10 or 12 companies can be supported.

 

6. Electrification:

 

Electrification too can follow the above model by collaborating with zonal level service providers through JVs.

 

7. Improving speeds, throughput and safety:

  1. Get rid of fixed signals, have cab signalling, moving block system for train operations. Indigenous technology is available and has been tried for 160 kmph speed successfully. Railways should use the advanced version of ACD (Anti-Collission Device), India's own technology.

  2. Average speeds can be raised by 30 to 50% for goods and passenger trains, as well as doubling capacity.

  3. This would cost less than one-third the imported alternative technologies. And we already have rolling stock technology for 160 kmph speeds, which can be upgraded to 180 kmph.

  4. Safety needs to be assured by adopting Safety Integrity Level (SIL) of 2/3 of CENELEC certification, not by RDSO.

8. Make Zonal Railway Departments centres of responsibility and authority:

 

Most important step is to make zonal railway a centre of responsibility and authority. Wide area digital networking on the lines of Konkan Railways, integrating all facets of railway operations, must be implemented.

 

 

With these measures, Railways can create profit centers from current cost centers. Efficiency will improve, people will see a new face of Railways to be proud of. This would be financially sound too!”

 

Thanking You,

 

Rajaram Bojji

 

 

(Rajaram Bojji or B Rajaram as he is known popularly, is former managing director of the Konkan Railway and also inventor of ACD Technology and Skybus)

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COMMENTS

Deepak Raj

5 months ago

Shrmjeevi express को अपटेट करे सर नया तरीके का कोच लगाया जाए जिसमे किसान तथा अन्य श्रमजीवी मजदुर की तस्वीर लगए प्रभुसर घन्यावाद

Er,Ravi Dwivedi

6 months ago

*मानिकपुर स्टेशन मे खुल कर हो रही गुण्डागर्दी की दास्तान* -

आज दिनॉक 12/04/2017 को मानिकपुर स्टेशन मे रेल्वे बुकिंग की सीट पर बैठे हुऐ "अमित जी" जिन्होने अपने पराये का फैसला खुद हि कर लिया ,जो नियम कानूनो के अन्तर्गत आने वाले अपने प्रदेश के मुख्यमंत्री माननीय योगी जी की व्यवस्था को अनदेखी करते हुए ये फैसला लिया कि टिकट अंदर और बाहर से किसे कैसे दिया जाये ? सूबे के मुख्यमंत्री जी का कहना है जहॉ भृष्टाचार और गुडाराज को खत्म करना है वही ये महोदय TCRC - Manikpur की पोस्ट मे बैठे हुये गुण्डागर्दी पर उतारू हो गये जब इनसे कहा गया कि आपने टिकट अंदर से क्यू दी ? और जब बात आती है कम्प्लेन की तो इनका मानना है कि G.M ,DRM से पहुच होने पर इनका कुछ नही हो सकता मै माननीय रेल मंत्री श्री सुरेश प्रभु जी से निवेदन करना चाहूगॉ की स्टेशन मानिकपुर मे चल रही भृष्टाचार के प्रकरण मामले की जॉच करा कर हमे भृष्टाचार और गुण्डाराज से मुक्ति दिला सके !!

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dinesh chandra

10 months ago

I would like to suggest board of railway members- instead of canceling wait list ticket , please attach one chair car coach in each train to confirm the passenger journey.

irfan memon

10 months ago

Fwd: RLY KI MONO PALI BHUSAWAL DIVISION ME RLY NE DADA GIRI MACHAYE HAI RLY CONTRACTOR KI LIYE JO CHOTE KAM NIKALANA BANDH KARDI OFFICER CHOTE KAM KALAP KARKE BANDE KAM CORODE ME NIKAL RAHI HAI CRIETAREA 50 LAKH HAI 50 LAKH KE UPPER KEKAM NIKAL RAHI HAI GARIB CONTRACTOR KAM NAHI BHAR PA RAHE HAI HAMARE NETA BHASHAN ME KAHTE THE HUM GARIBE HATAYENGE MAGAR GARIBO KO HATADIYE YE HAMARE NETA KI POLICY ULTI KARDIYE JO CRIETAREA HAI 50 LAKH KA HAI USE BADAKAR 1 CORE KARE DIYE JAYE YA FIR CHOTE KAM NIKALE JAYE RAILWAY ME BAAR BAAR FUND KHATAM HO JATE HAI IS LIYE BADE BADE KAM KYU NIKALTE HO

sandhya r gandhi

2 years ago

consider the case as possible as fast.


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Kiran Kumar

2 years ago

Good Evening sir!
Sir I am kiran from hyderabd telangana.I requested direct train hyd to vellanikini.. More then people's going this place.. We are waiting.. Chennai... 15 hours in next train Chennai to vellanikini.plz...accept my request

Rajesh Badavate

2 years ago

Dear Sir,


We can ave electricity by applying sensor to fan,lights in trains & platform to stop misuse of electricity



Regards,
Rajesh
badavateraj@gmail.com

manhar kothari

3 years ago

Railway has yet to extend e ticketing facility to most deserving class i.e person with disabilities.
I hope you will agree with me that benefit of technology should be first made available to this class.
I understand that DDTC(G) II,Railway Board vide their letter no 2011/TG-I/10/e –ticketing for disabled dtd 10.4.2013 has stated that the broad outline of the system framed by CRIS, has been examined in Board’s office and proposal has been agreed too.
I also understand that instructions issued to the concerned stakeholders i.e Northern Railway, CRIS and IRCTC to undertake necessary action to give effect to the proposal submitted by CRIS on a pilot basis over the Northern Railway.
Reasonable times have passed and hope some progress is being made on the subject.
Iam sure you will take special interest so that this facility is made available as early as possible to differently abled persons.

SOMNATH GHOSH

3 years ago

being a commuter of railway i just want to say that it is task of all us how travelling through the trains.Railway officers were not always present to rectify the fault and bad habits of passengers.so being a passenger of the train it shall be our moral duty to stop the non sense or immoral activities.Railway has the duty to boost up there employees to do there best of the duty.SR KR and many more in south have more cleaner stations than the NR,NER,ER and many more,that what i exactly notice. Railway is very wide institution it is not possible for a one person.

Ganesh Bhat

3 years ago

Dear Railway Minister, I am sure that you are interested in making a difference like all the Ministers in Mr. Modi's Government. First and foremost is to tell all the Railway Officers not to show their arrogance and to shun the " We are the Lords and you the public are the slaves " attitude. It is their responsibility to see that all the trains kept clean and are run on time with priority to passenger trains.. Railways has become too obese and sluggish due to babudom and it must be your first target to make it trim and active .Earlier Railway Ministers have all failed to do anything in this direction and it is a good opportunity to bring about a visible change. People have given you the power to perform . People are sceptical but I hope you will prove them wrong.

t j ethiraj

3 years ago

The most important improvement will be manpower cost and their productivity.The cost of labor to be pegged at 33 % of revenue.The salary perks and preivelages of serving and retired employees must be taken into account.Right from railway board member to class IV employee must be accounted.Funds are drained in the segment leaving very less money for moderisation and maintenance
t j ethiraj
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Mahesh Khanna

3 years ago

I would like to question the basis on which the season ticket fares are decided, it is irony that the commuter travelling from Churchgate to Andheri has to pay the fare that is charged up to Bhyandar.

AJOY KUMAR SARAF

3 years ago

Mr Prabhu, Railway Minister
I travel almost 6 times in a year on HWH YPR route but now find that AC 3 tier coaches are attached which are made in 1995 . Journey takes 36 hours.
recently I used B3 coach no 958111 on 7-12 in which 1 toilet was closed and used as Linen room. If you give your mail ID i can send pics also ,further the coach has rats and cockroaches and the seats were giving sound of metals and ratteling .
where is PM Sauchalaya Banwao MAKE TOILETS slogan going when railways itself is Closing 1 out of 4 toilets for 64 pax works out to 22 per pax.)

REPLY

Deepak SB

In Reply to AJOY KUMAR SARAF 3 years ago

0n 15th Dec 2014 I travelled by PNR No. : 8630452755 Train No. & Name : 51034 / SAI NAGAR SHIRDI TO MUMBAI VT-CSTM FAST PASS.

This train REGULARLY RUNS LATE BETWEEN 2 TO 8 HOURS.

On 15 Dec'2014-This train was in time at Ahmednagar around 7 PM.However on reaching near Ambernath-ON 16TH DEC 2014-EARLY MORNING-(not on platform) train was holted for over 3 (three ) hours form 6 AM till 9 AM -without any information to passangers as to why train has been STOPPED FOR OVER THREE HOURS.( NO SIGN OF ANY RAIL EMPLOYEES TO INFORM PASSANGERS REMAINING HUNGRY AND THIRSTY FOR OVER THREE HOURS).

PASSANGERS ARE TREATED BY RAILWAYS AS ANIMALS / GOODS.)

IS INDIAN RAILWAY IS STILL UNDER STONE AGE OR IN 21ST CENTURY ?

WORST ON REACHING DADAR STATION-TRAIN WAS TERMINATED AT DADAR INSTEAD OF CST ( MUMBAI VT).

I travelled by same train on 20th Nov 2014.Train was late by over 2 hours and 3 tier ac compartment was fully infested with RATES.This train was halted JUST BEFORE BYCULLA STATION AROUND 5 AM IN MORNING FOR OVER ONE HOUR.

I AM SURE SUCH INCIDENCES MUST BE HAPPENING IN OTHER PARTS OF OUR COUNTRY.

ARE RAILWAYS OFFICIALS RECEIVING SALARY FOR DOING NOTHING ?? WHAT IS LEVEL OF CORRUPTION AND UN ACCOUNTIBILITY OF RAILWAY MANAGERS AND OTHER STAFF ???

IS THERE AN ALTERNATIVE CHOICE FOR TRAVELLING PUBLIC ???

jaideep shirali

3 years ago

If the Railways start functioning for the sake of the taxpayer rather than their own staff, things would change dramatically. An organisation that spends 93% on its own expenses can hardly be expected to have anything left over for safety, technology or passenger comfort. The perks enjoyed by Railway employees, working or retired, are out of place in today's times. It's time that the Railways get out of hospitals, real estate and unrelated areas, to give the taxpayer the benefit. Finally, the Railways need to remember that they exist because of the taxpayer and not that they are doing the taxpayer a favour by functioning.

Ajit Kumar Sinha

3 years ago

While I fully support the suggestions of Shri Rajaram, my only appeal to the Hon'ble Railway Minister is to ensure timely running of trains and improvement of passenger coaches. I invite Shri Suresh Prabhu to personally inspect the trains under East Coast Railway and take a decision.

Rose Valley scam much bigger than Saradha?

While public attention was much more in Saradha as it turned out to be a high profile one, Rose Valley scam is probably six times bigger with a collection of  deposits worth about Rs15,000 crore

 

The mobilisation of money from the market is much more in Rose Valley than in the Saradha ponzi companies, according to Enforcement Directorate (ED), which is probing the money laundering aspects of both the firms.

 

"The Rose Valley scam is of much bigger magnitude than the Saradha. It is probably six times bigger as Rose Valley had collected deposits of around Rs15,000 crore from the public", a source from ED told PTI.

 

To track the money trail of Rose Valley, ED had already frozen around 2,500-odd accounts of the company. While money can be deposited in those accounts, no amount can be withdrawn from them, the source said.

 

The source said that public attention was much more in Saradha as it turned out to be a high profile one. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) had also been directed to probe the Saradha scam which the agency was doing now along with the ED.

 

Tracking the accounts of these two firms was a humongous task as each account was having several branch accounts.

 

"For instance, we have unearthed so far ten lakh accounts for the Saradha group. There could be more which is yet to be ascertained", the source said.

 

Relating to Saradha probe, which ED started from April 2013, the source said that identification of substantial part of 'crime proceeds' was over.

 

"We will be able to file the charge sheet once the predicate offence was established by CBI", the source said.

 

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