I would like to bring to your kind attention the urgency to finalise the draft notification of the Ministry dated 04/09/2015 before 04/03/2017 so as to bring to closure the concerns and apprehension of the people in the ESA villages listed in the draft notification of the Ministry dated 10/03/2014.
The primary objective of demarcating the ESA and non-ESA areas of the Western Ghats is to ensure protection and conservation of the natural landscape and to facilitate the sustainable development of the cultural landscape of non-ESA regions. Based on the report and the recommendations of the State, the Ministry accepted an area of 9993.7 sq. km forming part of ESA in Kerala as against 13108 sq. Km in 123 villages given in Dr Kasturirangan report (HLWG), while issuing the draft notification dated 10/03/2014. (more…)
കളമശ്ശേരി എച്ച്എംടിയില്നിന്ന് വിരമിച്ച 1058 ജീവനക്കാരുടെ പെന്ഷന് ആനുകൂല്യങ്ങള് ലഭ്യമാക്കുന്നത് സംബന്ധിച്ച് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി പിണറായി വിജയന് പ്രധാനമന്ത്രി നരേന്ദ്ര മോഡിക്ക് കത്തയച്ചു. പ്രധാനമന്ത്രിയുടെ ഓഫീസ് നിര്ദേശിച്ചിട്ടും എച്ച്എംടി അധികൃതര് നടപടികള് സ്വീകരിച്ചില്ലെന്ന് കത്തില് ചൂണ്ടിക്കാട്ടി. മികച്ച സേവനം നല്കിയവരായിട്ടും ഈ മുന് ജീവനക്കാര് ജീവിതത്തിന്റെ രണ്ടറ്റവും കൂട്ടിമുട്ടിക്കാന് പാടുപെടുകയാണ്. അതിനാല് ഈ പ്രശ്നത്തില് ഇടപെട്ട് ജീവനക്കാര്ക്ക് നീതി ഉറപ്പാക്കണമെന്ന് മുഖ്യമന്ത്രി ആവശ്യപ്പെട്ടു.
I would like to congratulate you on assuming the post of Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu. More than being neighbouring States, Kerala and Tamil Nadu share a common tradition and have many common concerns. I do hope that we can work together in a spirit of give and take, in a symbiotic relationship ensuring the well being of our peoples. (more…)
I am writing this letter seeking your intervention regarding improvising and continuing the Mahatma Gandhi Pravasi Suraksha Yojana launched by Oversees Indian Affairs Division of Ministry of External Affairs under you. As you are aware, the beneficiaries of this scheme are Indian workers who require Emigration Clearance for taking up employment abroad. Most of them come under the unskilled worker category. Even though the qualitative profile of migrating Indians have recently undergone a major change and more skilled and professional jobs are being taken up by Indians, it is true that there are large numbers of Indians who are potential beneficiaries of the scheme working abroad, particularly in Middle East. During my recent visit to UAE, I had the opportunity to personally understand their plight. Moreover in the current economic situation, mutual funds investments have suddenly become more lucrative. (more…)
As you are aware, Kasaragod, the northern most district of Kerala has been severely affected by aerial spraying of Endosulfan, now a notified persistent organic pollutant and highly hazardous pesticide. Endosulfan was sprayed aerially in this region for over 2 decades (1978 to 2001) by the Plantation Corporation of Kerala in full cognizance of CPCRI (Central Plantation Crops Research Institute) and other central and state government agencies and authorities. Ever since Endosulfan was found to be a serious threat, the issue of establishing an effective rehabilitation system for victims was demanded from different corners. Of late, many committees and scientific institutions like National Institute of Occupational Health under ICMR and Government Medical College, Calicut have studied this matter and have attributed aerial spraying of Endosulfan to the increased incidence of congenital disorders, Mental Retardation and Multiple disabilities in the (more…)
For your kind consideration, I am forwarding herewith a genuine and long pending grievance of 1058 retired employees of Kerala HMT Machine Tools, Kalamassery, regarding their pension.
Despite being instructed by the PMO to take appropriate action on their representation, the Chairman/Managing Director of HMT Ltd has not obliged. It is painful that despite their exemplary service, these former employees are now struggle to make ends meet and are forced to take up casual jobs. (more…)
I am writing this letter to bring to your kind attention the controversy which has evolved around the sad and sudden demise of Shri. E. Ahamed, the veteran parliamentarian from Kerala. Shri. E. Ahamed had collapsed in the Parliament and was taken directly to the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. However, the protocol of treatment provided therein and the manner in which his colleagues from the Parliament as well as his family members were dealt with by the hospital staff have raised serious concerns. Needless to say, the situation should have been handled in a humanitarian way. (more…)
This is in reference to your letter dated 8th November 2016 which we received yesterday. I assure you that the Government of Kerala is strongly in favour of taking all measures to control black money in our country.
The State Government has also advised our people not to panic and to resort to orderly withdrawals of cash from their accounts against Rs.500/Rs.1000 notes held by them. We shall be doing our best to ensure that no inconvenience is caused to the people of the State.
I would like raise a few issues that you may kindly like to address to make the operations that you have outlined in your letter efficiently with little disruption to the lives of ordinary citizens. (more…)
അടിയന്തര പ്രമേയ നോട്ടീസില് പരാമര്ശിക്കപ്പെട്ട തരത്തിലുള്ള ഒരു ആരോപണവും വിജിലന്സ് ഡയറക്ടര് ഉന്നയിച്ചിട്ടില്ല. തന്റെ ഫോണ്, ഇ-മെയില് സന്ദേശങ്ങള് തുടങ്ങിയവ ചോര്ത്തുന്നതായി വന്ന ഒരു പത്രവാര്ത്ത ശ്രദ്ധയില്പ്പെടുത്തുകയും അതു മുന്നിര്ത്തിയുള്ള ആശങ്ക സര്ക്കാരിനെ അറിയിക്കുകയുമാണ് ചെയ്തിട്ടുള്ളത്.പത്രറിപ്പോര്ട്ടില് പറയുന്ന കാര്യം സത്യമാണെങ്കില് നടപടിയുണ്ടാവണമെന്നു മാത്രമേ അദ്ദേഹം പറഞ്ഞിട്ടുള്ളൂ. പത്രവാര്ത്ത വന്നാല്, സാധാരണ ഏതൊരാള്ക്കും ഉണ്ടാകാവുന്ന ആശങ്ക മാത്രമേ അദ്ദേഹം പ്രകടിപ്പിച്ചിട്ടുള്ളൂ. (more…)
As you may be aware late Sri. C. Kesavan was one of the leading freedom fighters of Kerala. He later became the Chief Minister of Travancore-Cochin in 1951. Hailing from a backward community, he established his credentials as a popular political leader, accepted by one and all and as a far sighted statesman who (more…)