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Why No Master Plan For Haridwar For The Last 10 Years Asks SC

If the Uttarakhand Government finally frames a master Plan for Haridwar after not having one for the last ten years; then please thank Haridwar resident Upendra Dutt Sharma. Upendra Dutt Sharma, sufficiently disappointed by complete mess in the city due to lack of proper planning, influx of new vehicles and increased population in the pilgrim town, filed a petition in the Supreme Court of India questioning – “why his city is not getting any Master Plan after the last one lapsed in 2001?”.

  Responding to the petition yesterday, the Honorable Supreme Court of India bench headed by Justice Dalveer Bhandari issued notice to the Uttarakhand government and other authorities seeking their response on why they have not framed a new Master Plan for the city after the last one lapsed about a decade ago (Master Plan 1985 to 2001). The Supreme Court has sought the response of Uttarakhand government on framing comprehensive rules for development of basic infrastructure in Haridwar in view of alleged lack of planning.

  Appearing on behalf of the petitioner, advocate Anurag Tomar claimed that the traffic conditions in Haridwar have come in a state of total mess on account of large number of influx of new vehicles in the limited space of roads available in the city . Talking of infrastructure, the advocate claimed that on infrastructure front the local authorities and the state Government have done nothing. Notably, the petitioner Mr. Upendra Dutt Sharma approached the apex court after the Uttarakhand High Court had refused to entertain his PIL (Public Interest Litigation, is simply a Lawsuit or case filed by any person, organisation for the protection of Public interest ).  

Source: Uttarakhand Post

SC Issues Notice On Framing Master Plan For Haridwar

04-Oct-11
NEW DELHI, 4 OCT:
  The Supreme Court has sought Uttarakhand government’s response on framing comprehensive rules for development of basic infrastructure in the holy city of Haridwar that is thronged by pilgrims and tourists, in view of alleged lack of planning.  “Infrastructure of Haridwar has totally collapsed with the sharp rise in the population and number of vehicles plying in the city and there is apathy of the State government and the development authorities in providing a solution by means of planned development of the city to address the difficulties of the residents,” the petition said.   A Bench headed by Justice Dalveer Bhandari issued notice to the State government and other authorities seeking their response on why they have not framed a new Master Plan for the city after the last one lapsed in 2001.  The court passed the order on a petition filed by a Haridwar resident Upendra Dutt Sharma pleading that there is a complete mess in the city due to lack of proper planning, influx of new vehicles and increased population in the pilgrim town. “The traffic conditions in Haridwar have come in a state of total mess on account of large number of influx of new vehicles in the limited space of roads available in the city though the number of vehicles have increased many fold in the past decade. However, on infrastructure front the local authorities and the state government have done nothing,” advocate Mr Anurag Tomar, appearing for the petitioner, claimed.   He pleaded that that Master Plan for the year 1985 to 2001 for the city of Haridwar came to an end and after that no Master Plan has been formulated for the city of Haridwar. Mr Sharma approached the apex court after the Uttarakhand High Court had refused to entertain his PIL. Challenging the High Court order, Mr Sharma submitted that court must interfere in the issue as the government has failed in its duty. “It is obligatory upon the State government and the development authorities to provide a meaningful and dignified life to its citizens, including providing of basic amenities of the life like good roads, affordable housing, clean water supply, street lightening, water drainage system, sewerage and public works and other convenience,” he said in his petition.  

Source: The States Man

SC Issues Notice On Framing Master Plan For Haridwar

03-Oct-11
The Supreme Court has sought the response of Uttarakhand government on framing comprehensive rules for development of basic infrastructure in Haridwar in view of alleged lack of planning. A bench headed by Justice Dalveer Bhandari issued notice to the State government and other authorities seeking their response on why they have not framed a new Master Plan for the city after the last one lapsed in 2001. The court passed the order on a petition filed by a Haridwar resident Upendra Dutt Sharma pleading that there is a complete mess in the city due to lack of proper planning, influx of new vehicles and increased population in the pilgrim town.   “The traffic conditions in Haridwar have come in a state of total mess on account of large number of influx of new vehicles in the limited space of roads available in the city though the number of vehicles have increased many fold in the past decade. However, on infrastructure front the local authorities and the State Government have done nothing,” advocate Anurag Tomar, appearing for the petitioner, claimed.   He pleaded that that Master Plan for the year 1985 to 2001 for the city of Haridwar came to an end and after that no Master Plan has been formulated for the city of Haridwar. Mr. Sharma approached the apex court after the Uttarakhand High Court had refused to entertain his PIL. Challenging the High Court order, Mr. Sharma submitted that court must interfere in the issue as the government has failed in its duty.   “It is obligatory upon the State government and the development authorities to provide a meaningful and dignified life to its citizens which includes providing of basic amenities of the life like good roads, affordable housing, clean water supply, street lightening, water drainage system, sewerage and public works and other convenience,” he said in his petition. “Infrastructure of Haridwar has totally collapsed with the sharp rise in the population and number of vehicles plying in the city and there is apathy of the State government and the development authorities in providing a solution by means of planned development of the city to address the difficulties of the residents,” the petition said.

Source: The Hindu

Exclusive Interview Noted Advocate Mr Anurag Tomar

RTI and PILs are fast changing the Indian judicial landscape. More than ever, enthusiastic & aware people and sharp lawyers are managing to get landmark judgments in the field of Public Interest. Uttarakhand may have come into existence only a decade ago, but some PILs filed by esteemed people of the Hill State, have already made news headlines at national level. Two of the most coveted and talked about PILs from Uttarakhand-ites in recent times, are the ones pertaining to -- Haridwar Master Plan 2010 and Adulterated Milk. These two PILs filed by different people, have one common link, the lawyer.

The Uttarakhandportal had the opportunity of meeting the noted Advocate Anurag Tomar, who represents the petitioners in both these PILs. Hope you enjoy the conversation, as much as we do:

Uttarakhand Portal: Welcome to Uttarakhand Portal Mr. Tomar. We're grateful to you for giving us some time out of your busy schedule. Anurag Tomar: It’s my pleasure to be here.
Uttarakhand Portal:   You represent the petitioners in the Haridwar Master Plan, 2012 and Adulterated Milk PILs. Can you please elaborate a bit on the challenges you faced with these issues? Anurag Tomar: Both of these PILs involve larger public issues affecting the lives of millions of people. The Hardiwar Master Plan, 2012 seeks to improve the infrastructure of the city of Haridwar and provide the basic amenities of life such as pure drinking water, clean environment, fresh air, congestion free roads to its residents. All these basic amenities are necessary for the human beings lead a meaningful life.The Adulterated Milk PIL seeks to weed out widespread adulteration in milk across country. Milk adulteration is an important issue as milk is directly linked to the growth of young ones and health of People.Both of these petitions are quite serious issues that need immediate intervention of the central and state governments and concerned authorities.In the former case, it becomes the complicated task for the court to solve the issue as there are serious infrastructure bottlenecks in the city and inadequacies in the master plan framed by the development authority.  With the due seriousness and involvement of experienced town planner, the matter has been brought before the court.The milk adulteration matter is still in the initial stage and will take some more time in getting disposed. I strongly believe that both these disputes have merit and the Hon’ble Supreme court has already given sufficient indulgence in respect of issues raised in these PILs and any strong direction or order issued by the Supreme Court will bring a lot of relief in the lives of masses.

UttarakhandPortal:  The Right to Information (RTI) Act came into effect on April 1, 2005. As a lawyer, do you agree with the view that the Act is fast changing the face of Indian Judiciary? and if yes, then what kind of positive and negative changes you are witnessing? Anurag Tomar:  In a democratic system, the people have every right to know about the government’s decisions, decision- making process and facts and statistics of the government’s spending on the public welfare. It is a good sign that people have developed a greater understanding of the role of R.T.I. Act in promoting transparency and accountability. What is better is that the suffered party can approach the court on account of being met with injustice. 

Source: Uttrakhand Portal

More than 60 per cent milk in country unsafe adulterated with paint detergent Government

21-Oct-12
NEW DELHI :  Over 68 per cent of milk in the country does not conform to the standards set by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the Centre has told the Supreme Court on a plea for checking sale of synthetic and adulterated milk and various dairy products.

The submission has been made by the Centre in its affidavit which referred to a survey conducted by the FSSAI, which had found that over 68 per cent of the "non-conforming" milk was found in urban areas, 66 per cent of which was loose milk.

According to the FSSAI's 2011 survey, the most common adulterant was found to be the addition of water, and the main reason for deviation from the standards was addition of glucose and skimmed milk powder. It also found that in some samples, detergent was mixed. The affidavit was filed in response to the notice issued on a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) by a group of citizens, led by Swami Achyutanand Tirth of Uttarakhand, seeking a check on sale of synthetic and adulterated milk and various dairy products.

Notices had also been issued to Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Delhi governments on a PIL alleging that synthetic and adulterated milk and milk products are prepared using urea, detergent, refined oil, caustic soda and white paint which, according to studies, are "very hazardous" to human life and can cause serious diseases like cancer.

The petitioners' advocate Anurag Tomar said that the affidavit is silent on many aspects which allegedly refer to adulteration of milk and its products.

The affidavit said that over 83 per cent of the non-conforming milk in rural areas was found to be loose milk. The FSSAI had analysed 1791 samples of milk randomly collected from 33 states and Union territories to identify the common adulterant in milk, both loose and packaged.

It had gathered samples from rural and urban areas and after analysing them at five different public sector laboratories, it had found that 68.4 per cent of the samples were non-conforming (adulterated) to its standards.

"Total of 1791 samples of milk were randomly collected from 33 states with a good mix of rural and urban areas as well as packaged and loose milk.... After analysis 565 (31.5 per cent) samples were found to be conforming to the FSSAI standards whereas 1226 (68.4 per cent) samples of milk were found to be non-conforming.

"The non-conforming of samples in rural areas were 381 (31 per cent) out of which 64 (16.7 per cent) were packet samples and 317 (83.2 per cent) were loose sample respectively and in urban areas the total non-conforming samples were 845 (68.9 per cent) out of which 282 (33 per cent) were packed and 563 (66.6 per cent) were loose samples," the Centre said.

The PIL said that the alarming situation and imminent danger to public health requires immediate action on the part of the central government and the state governments to ensure supply of healthy, hygienic and natural milk to the citizens of India.

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Source: NDTV

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09-Jul-13
Law Passed by Nainital High Court for Education Institution.

Source: Dainik Jagran

Delivering speech in Gargi CollegeUniversity of Delhi

Advocate Anurag Tomar delivering speech in Gargi College, "University of Delhi"

Mr Anurag Tomar views expressed in THE TIMES OF INDIA regarding legal status of TV Actors

TV actors sweat it out with long work hours

Fame comes at a price, at least for TV actors. Even though they're paid well, a common grouse is that they have to sweat it out too often thanks to the long work hours.This has driven many actors to even quit their shows. 'This is how the TV industry works, and there is nothing that can be done to sort this out', some say, who've come to terms with this work culture, but actor Barun Sobti, who recently quit 'Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon' for this very reason, doesn't take things lying down. He recently said, "There is a labour law in the country which allows you to work for 45 hours a week, but TV actors, specially the lead actors, on an average, work close to 84 hours a week. I think there should be strict labour laws in the country." But why such long hours when the duration of the episode that's finally aired is just 15-20 minutes? Here's what lawyers and the industry have to say.

Labour laws don't cover TV actors
While Barun might be seeking stricter labour laws for TV actors, the fact is that they don't cover them. Says Anurag Tomar, a lawyer at the Supreme Court, "The Industrial Disputes Act doesn't cover TV actors. Drivers, skilled and unskilled labourers are covered under the act. TV actors and the producers don't share the relationship of an employee and employer. The actors work on a contractual basis and are not on the permanent payroll of the makers. If they have to sue the makers for any damages, they can do so under the civil law."

Hasan Anzar, lawyer at ANZ Lawz , a law firm in the capital, agrees, "In their case, the agreement or contract defines the relationship. The actors can approach civil courts for the addressal of their grievances provided their contracts don't mention the fact that they are required to put in these many hours at work,or for payment issues.These contracts are personal in nature."

With daily production there are bound to be issues
Industry people say that it's a case of 'what cannot be cured, must be endured.' Says Jay Soni, who's playing the lead in Sanskaar - Dharohar Apnon Ki, "At times, it so happens that there is an important twist in the show, and you have to spend long hours shooting for it. An actor usually spends 20 hours a day at work, with only four hours of sleep. Out of these 20 hours, 12 hours are reserved for shooting, around four hours go in commuting, and our job requires us to be fit, so we can't afford to miss the gym. But the industry functions on the mantra 'the show must go on'."

Shashi Mittal, producer of Diya Aur Baati Hum and Punar Vivah, says,"We have to churn out episodes daily. Writing, shooting... everything is going on simultaneously. There is nothing that can be done to solve this issue. The making of a TV show is just like a marriage where 100 people are involved in various things and there are bound to be issues."

Technology is to blame
While technology has made life easier for most of us, it has made the lives of TV actors tougher, as they have to shoot for the same scene from different angles. Ankit Gera, of Sapne Suhane Ladakpan Ke, explains, "Technology is also to blame. There are several angles which are taken for a single scene. Plus, if you have a maha episode that is airing on a weekend, then your entire bank of episodes gets over. There have been instances when for Monday's episode, we have shot on Sunday, and even in the morning of the day the actual episode has to be aired."

Source: THE TIMES OF INDIA

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term : SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term : SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term : SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term : SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term SC

Milk Cheats Should Get Life Term : SC

SC Tells Govt To Look At Lifer For Milk Mafia

Supreme Court Tells Govt To Look At Lifer For Milk Mafia

 


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