Citizens' Issues
SEBI chief UK Sinha's appointment under judicial scrutiny

The Supreme Court sent notices to Centre and UK Sinha to file replies on alleged irregularities in Sinha's appointment as SEBI Chairman. The Court also impleded Omita Paul following allegations that she bent rules to facilitate Sinha's appointment

 
New Delhi: The appointment of UK Sinha as chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has came under judicial scanner with the Supreme Court on Wednesday asking the union government to respond to a plea alleging various irregularities in his appointment, reports PTI.
 
A bench headed by Justice SS Nijjar issued notice to the Centre and the SEBI chairman, directing them to file their replies within four weeks on alleged irregularities in Sinha's appointment.
 
The bench also impleaded the President's Secretary Omita Paul, who was the advisor of the then finance minister when the decision to appoint Sinha as SEBI chairman was taken by the government.
 
The bench impleaded her after it was alleged that she had bent rules to facilitate Sinha's appointment as SEBI chairman by bypassing other candidates who had applied for the post.
 
The bench, however, refused to issue notice to the Centre on plea for CBI inquiry into appointment of Sinha.
 
The court passed the order on a PIL filed by one Arun Kumar Aggarwal, seeking to quash Sinha's appointment.

User

ISRO security breach: Organized stupidity effect

It is inconceivable that a woman, supposedly mentally unstable, first checks into an ISRO campus guest house, and next day visits the headquarters and nobody knew anything about it. A lot of questions need to be answered

 
It is inconceivable that a woman supposedly mentally unstable, suffering from depression (which doctor certified that?), first checks into an ISRO (Indian Space Research Organisation) campus guest house, stays for the whole day, and next day visits the headquarters, and nobody knew anything about it, until her fake ID is found.
 
Not satisfied with fooling the security system reportedly in place, she saunters into the ISRO headquarters and goes around as a ‘scientist’ from ISRO office in Mangalore, which does not exist! Whoever met her, or to whom she was introduced, or she herself introduced, did not know that non-existence of the Mangalore office? What a pity!
 
Her movements, however, were suspicious and that triggers a check on her credentials which were found to be false. On the TV channels, the news that was repeatedly broadcast, what was assuring was that “she did not get access to sensitive information”. Congratulations to concerned officials.
 
Meantime, when the security found that her ID was false, instead of summarily detaining her right there, they (who?) asked her to return to the guesthouse, and then alerted the CISF personnel, according to the Police Commissioner, BG Jyothi Mirgi! Why did they not detain
her right there or take her into interim custody for further investigation is a mystery!
 
What happens, if, instead of returning to the ISRO guest house, as ‘advised’ by the security personnel, she simply takes a cab and disappeared? How stupid can you get?
 
Until further and full investigations are made and the intruder, Buela M Sam is subject to detailed tests, it is hoped that she is kept in custody and all claims made by her and her husband be investigated thoroughly.
 
For all you know, she may be a really sick patient; but it is incredible to believe that a personal of such an unstable mind and subject to depression status can go the extent of obtaining an almost perfect ID and then walk into the ISRO headquarters. How did she obtain these?
 
There are lots of questions that need to be answered and it is time security is beefed up at all sensitive areas. How do we know that she was not carrying any photo-relay equipments in person of the installations that she saw as a ‘scientist’?  It is shame on our poor security system, though someone found that something was not ‘clicking’ to alert higher officials.  It is also a wonder how she did manage to fool her ‘colleagues’, whom she must have met during her visit, none of whom obviously bothered to exchange views with her. By the way, is she multi-lingual too?
 
A look at the CCTV, if it was working, in all the areas that she visited would be able to throw some light on what she was able to see, learn and observe!
 
(AK Ramdas has worked with the Engineering Export Promotion Council of the ministry of commerce and was associated with various committees of the Council. His international career took him to places like Beirut, Kuwait and Dubai at a time when these were small trading outposts; and later to the US. He can be contacted at [email protected].)

User

COMMENTS

nagesh kini

5 years ago

Mental instability has no visible indicators.
From the pics displayed she appears to be a charming and intelligent woman who charmed her entry and movements unquestioned! She gave no room for doubts.
The fact remains why and how long did it it take to suspect? As Ramdas rightly points out - with her lax handling she could have scooted. How stupid can our establishment be!
Security concerns my foot.

nagesh kini

5 years ago

Mental instability has no visible indicators.
From the pics displayed she appears to be a charming and intelligent woman who charmed her entry and movements unquestioned! She gave no room for doubts.
The fact remains why and how long did it it take to suspect? As Ramdas rightly points out - with her lax handling she could have scooted. How stupid can our establishment be!
Security concerns my foot.

Spice Mobile to pay doctor Rs18,000 for not repairing cellphone

A Consumer Forum asked Spice Mobile and its service centre to jointly pay Rs18,000 to a doctor for not repairing or returning her mobile phone

 
New Delhi: Spice Mobile Ltd has been asked by a consumer forum to pay Rs18,000 to a doctor for not fixing or returning her cell phone which she had given to the company's service centre for repair, reports PTI.
 
The South West District Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum in New Delhi directed the mobile phone manufacturer as well as its service centre to jointly pay the amount after finding them guilty of deficiency in service, relying on the affidavit of the Haryana-based doctor.
 
"We find no reason to disbelieve her sworn testimony and hence come to the irresistible conclusion that opposite party 2 (Spice Mobile) being the principal and opposite party 3 (Spice Service Centre) being agent are guilty of deficiency in service for not replying to her legal notice, nor repairing the handset or returning the same despite it being received on 20 September 2010 by the service centre.
 
"We, therefore, allow the complaint and direct opposite party 2 and 3 either to jointly or severally pay complainant (Dr Asha Sharma) the price of the mobile handset amounting to Rs5,000. They shall also pay her Rs10,000 for mental and physical harassment and for alleged loss of data stored in the handset, along with cost of litigation of Rs3,000," the bench presided by Narendra Kumar said.
 
Dr Asha Sharma, in her complaint had said that she had bought a Spice mobile for Rs5,000 on 4 June 2010.
 
The handset had developed several faults, including hanging, stopping automatically while charging, and later it stopped functioning altogether, she had alleged.
 
She had deposited the handset with the service centre for repair on 20 September 2010 but it failed to return the mobile, she had alleged adding that she then issued a legal notice asking for refund of the phone's price, notice fee, compensation and litigation cost.
 
However, she had received no reply to the notice sent to the opposite parties, she had alleged.
 
In its affidavit, Spice Mobile denied the doctor's allegation that there was deficiency on its or its service centre's part.

User

We are listening!

Solve the equation and enter in the Captcha field.
  Loading...
Close

To continue


Please
Sign Up or Sign In
with

Email
Close

To continue


Please
Sign Up or Sign In
with

Email

BUY NOW

The Scam
24 Year Of The Scam: The Perennial Bestseller, reads like a Thriller!
Moneylife Magazine
Fiercely independent and pro-consumer information on personal finance
Stockletters in 3 Flavours
Outstanding research that beats mutual funds year after year
MAS: Complete Online Financial Advisory
(Includes Moneylife Magazine and Lion Stockletter)