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Letter to the Prime Minister (Trivandrum Railway Division issue)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

I would like to bring to your kind attention to the critical issues related to rail development in the State and the urgency for formation of the Peninsular Railway Zone with headquarters at Ernakulam to speed up ongoing projects as well as those in the pipeline.

As you are aware that Kerala has inadequate rail infrastructure and with the railways not able to make the required investment, the state has incorporated a joint venture company with 51:49 equity with railways. With the zonal office located in Chennai, the decision making has been slow and many projects like Rapid Rail transit system, Thalassery-Mysore, Angamaly-Sabari, Guruvayoor-Thirunavaya and the coach factory at Palakkad are pending for a very long time. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of Railways

Dear Shri. Suresh Prabhuji,

I would like to bring to your kind attention to the critical issues related to rail development in the State and the urgency for formation of the Peninsular Railway Zone with headquarters at Ernakulam to speed up ongoing projects as well as those in the pipeline.

As you are aware that Kerala has inadequate rail infrastructure and with the railways not able to make the required investment, the state has incorporated a joint venture company with 51:49 equity with railways. With the zonal office located in Chennai, the decision making has been slow and many projects like Rapid Rail transit system, Thalassery-Mysore, Angamaly-Sabari, Guruvayoor-Thirunavaya and the coach factory at Palakkad are pending for a very long time. (more…)

Letter to the Prime Minister (Delhi University Admission Policy)

Dear Shri. Narendra Modiji,

I would like to bring to your attention, a practice adopted by the Delhi University, with regard to its admission policy, which is in violation of our Constitution and contrary to the purpose and spirit of a Central University.

It has been reported that several languages included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution, including Malayalam, are not a part of the Modern Indian Languages (MIL) list considered by the university. It means they cannot be included in calculation of the `best of four’ marks, which determines the aggregate score for admission into DU. Aspiring students who include languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Kannada, Marathi and Malayalam in their ‘best of four’ are being subjected to a 2.5% deduction in their aggregate marks, because these languages are not `academic subjects’ listed by the University. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of Human Resource Development

Dear Shri.Prakash Javadekar Ji,

I would like to bring to your attention, a practice adopted by the Delhi University, with regard to its admission policy, which is in violation of our Constitution and contrary to the purpose and spirit of a Central University.

It has been reported that several languages included in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution, including Malayalam, are not a part of the Modern Indian Languages (MIL) list considered by the university. It means they cannot be included in calculation of the `best of four’ marks, which determines the aggregate score for admission into DU. Aspiring students who include languages such as Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Kannada, Marathi and Malayalam in their ‘best of four’ are being subjected to a 2.5% deduction in their aggregate marks, because these languages are not `academic subjects’ listed by the University. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of Urban Development

Dear Shri. Venkaiah Naidu Ji,

Implementation of Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) in Kerala was initiated in September 2015. Government of Kerala appreciates the policy of empowering the States to prioritise and select the projects under AMRUT.

As envisaged in the Mission Guidelines, Kerala has submitted three State Annual Action Plans which have been approved by the Ministry of Urban Development within the first 18 months. The State has also received the 20% advance of central assistance for SAAP-I (on 16th Dec 2015) and SAAP-II (on 28th Sep 2016. The Central funds along with the matching state share have been transferred to the State Mission Directorate. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of Civil Aviation

Dear Shri. Ashok Gajapati Raju Ji,

I would like to bring to your kind attention and seek your early intervention in correcting an impractical circular direction issued by the Deputy Airport Health Officer in Kozhikode Airport, with regard to Dead body clearance at the International Airport.

Deputy Airport Health officer has issued new directions citing International Health Rule (IHR-2005) & Indian Aircraft Public Heath Rule (IAPHR 1954/2015) that, prior approval of Airport Health Officer at least 48 hours in advance is required before bringing the HUM/Dead body to International Airport in India and that embalming certificate, death certificate and two other certificates have to be submitted to APHO/HI at pre-immigration Health Counter at the time of HUM clearance. (more…)

Letter to the Chief Minister of Karnataka

Dear Shri. Siddaramaiah ji,

I like to bring to your kind attention the serious concern and anxiety among the Nursing Students from Kerala studying in Zulekha Nursing College, Mangalore on account of the college losing the affiliation to the Indian Nursing Council.

The students have taken educational loans and their families have also borrowed other funds for sending them to the college which had the affiliation at the time of their joining the college. (more…)

Letter to the Minister of Road Transport Highways & Shipping

Dear Shri. Nitin Gadkariji,

I would like to bring to your kind attention, few issues relating to development of National Highways (NH), for speedy implementation, in Kerala.

The work on the development and up gradation works of existing NH from Kasaragod to Thiruvananthapuram into 4/6 lane road is showing slow progress. Development work in Kerala with nine projects covers a length of 534.700 km. The State Government has been extending the required support for land acquisition and preliminary works and is ready to render any further assistance.

Two review meeting have been taken by me with the NHAI authorities. PWD Minister had also convened two meetings in this regard. The NHAI authorities had assured speedy action for land acquisition and tendering the nine projects simultaneously. They had assured that the projects from Kasaragod (Kerala/Karnataka Border) to Kozhikode (Ramanattukara) would be tendered by May 2017. But I understand that only two projects ( Thalassery-Mahe Bypass (Km 170/200-188/000) and Kozhikode Bypass (Km 230/400-258/800) out of nine projects are under bidding stage, now. (more…)

Letter to Prime Minister : Qatar

Dear Narendra Modiji,

I am writing this letter in the context of the developing geo-political situation in the Middle East today. As you are aware millions of Indians are working in Countries in the Middle East and therefore the geo-political developments in the region has raised deep concerns among the people in the state since each family has at least one family member or a relative in the region.

There are about 6.5 Lakh Indians in Qatar of which nearly three lakh people hail from Kerala, and I bring to your attention our concern regarding their safety and future of their employment and their engagement in Qatar. (more…)

Letter to the Union Minister of External Affairs

Dear Smt. Sushma Swaraj ji,

I am writing this letter in the context of the developing geo-political situation in the Middle East today. As you are aware millions of Indians are working in Countries in the Middle East and therefore the geo-political developments in the region has raised deep concerns among the people in the state since each family has at least one family member or a relative in the region.

There are about 6.5 Lakh Indians in Qatar of which nearly three lakh people hail from Kerala, and I bring to your attention our concern regarding their safety and future of their employment and their engagement in Qatar. (more…)