Peaceful protest brought results


A Traditional and Cultural Festivities backed by a strong current of peaceful protest by citizen brought results. Thanks to each and everyone for their sincere and honest participation.

For the first time in the history of the state, the citizens demonstrated their oneness, minus, politicians interference, is SUCCESS.

Thanks to all the peaceful participants.

Rajakaluve Encroachment in Dinnur, R.T.Nagar under survey


It is learnt that the BBMP had surveyed the Dinnur Village and marked the Raja Kaluve and found an apartment complex having encroached the Raja Kaluve, but the residents deny any encroachment and protested against the demolition.

The BBMP has agreed to resurvey the raja kaluve and if the apartment complex found to have encroached, will take appropriate action.

 

DO NOT USE MOBILE PHONES, CREDIT CARDS OR DEBITS CARDS ON THE SWIPING MACHINES NEAR THE PETROL PUMPS.  KEEP A SAFE DISTANCE FOR SUCH ACTIVITIES.


 

ZONE -1 -VERTICALLY ABOVE THE PETROL PUMP 1.2 METERS OR 3 FEET 10 INCESH OR APPROXIMATELY 4 FEET.

Even as the Centre is nudging people to switch to digital payments for routine transactions, the Petroleum and Explosives Safety Organisation (PESO) has prescribed precautions in the use of mobile wallets and point of sale devices at petrol pumps.

“We have told the petroleum ministry that the use of mobile wallets and swipe machines for debit cards should be avoided while a vehicle is being fueled and a hazardous area around the fuel dispensing area must be clearly and prominently marked out,” a senior industry ministry official told The Hindu.

The PESO, entrusted with the administration of the Explosives Act of 1884 and the Petroleum Act of 1934, reports to the department of industrial policy and promotion in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The official said it is now the petroleum ministry’s role to communicate these safety instructions to retail outlets for petroleum products.

“There would be no objection for the use of POS unit/mobile e-wallet beyond the hazardous area around the petroleum dispenser in petroleum retail outlets licensed under the Petroleum Rules, 2002,” Joint Chief Controller of Explosives NT Shahu wrote in a missive to the oil and industry ministries on December 19.

As per the norms regarding electrical appliances’ use around fuel pumps, there are two hazardous zones. Zone 1, which is most hazardous covers the area 1.2 metres vertically above the base of the fuel pump and 45 centimetres away horizontally in all directions. Zone 2 includes the area between 45 cms and six metres of the cabinet enclosing the fuel pump, extending 45 cms vertically above the floor level.

On Saturday, National Disaster Management Authority’s previous vice chairman M. Shashidhar Reddy wrote to Cabinet Secretary P.K. Sinha and called for urgent steps to ensure that these conditions laid out by PESO are meticulously followed to prevent any untoward incidents.

“I request you to immediately direct the Petroleum & Natural Gas ministry and chief secretaries of all states to take necessary steps to comply with the advisory from PESO in a time bound manner. This is extremely important from the point of view of public safety consequent to their being pushed to the use of digital payment platforms post-demonetisation,” Mr. Reddy said.

 

ATM WITHDRAWAL LIMIT INCREASED TO RS.10,000/-


RBI/2016-17/213
DCM (Plg) No.2559/10.27.00/2016-17

January 16, 2017

The Chairman / Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer,
Public Sector Banks / Private Sector Banks / Foreign Banks /
Regional Rural Banks / Urban Co-operative Banks /
State Co-operative Banks/District Central Co-operative Banks

Dear Sir,

Enhancement of withdrawal limits from ATMs and Current Accounts

Please refer to our circulars DCM (Plg) No. 1274, 1317, 1437 and 2142/10.27.00/2016-17 dated November 14, 21 and 28 and December 30, 2016, respectively, on the above subject.

2. On a review of limits placed on withdrawals from ATMs and current accounts, it has been decided to enhance the same, with immediate effect as under:

(i) The limit on withdrawals from ATMs has been enhanced from the current limit of ₹ 4,500/- to ₹ 10,000/- per day per card (It will be operative within the existing overall weekly limit).

(ii) The limit on withdrawal from current accounts has been enhanced from the current limit of ₹ 50,000/- per week to ₹ 1,00,000/- per week and it extends to overdraft and cash credit accounts also.

3. There are no changes in the other conditions. The relaxations as provided in our circular dated November 28, 2016 will continue.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Yours faithfully,

(P Vijaya Kumar)
Chief General Manager

NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL ORDER ON ALL THE DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS – NO CLEARANCE WITHOUT PROPER COLLECTION, PROCESSING AND DISPOSAL OF SEWAGE AND GARBAGE !!!


NGT ORDERS ON DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

Any development project, which is bound to generate waste and sewage, should not be granted clearance unless its plan provides for proper collection, processing and disposal of sewage and garbage, the National Green Tribunal has said.

 

“It needs no wonders to understand that any development, residential, industrial or commercial is bound to generate municipal waste and sewage. Thus, when plans are made for such development, authorities including ministries and others are statutorily required to ensure that proper processing facilities for dealing with the municipal solid waste as well as for treating sewage are available,” a bench headed by NGT Chief Justice Swatanter Kumar said.

 

The green panel said it is “statutory obligation on all authorities to ensure that waste is not dumped randomly and it is collected, segregated, transported and disposed of in accordance with Municipal Solid Wastes (Management & Handling) Rules, 2000 and 2016.

 

It said that planning of projects would be “faulty” if precaution is not taken before commencing any plan which is essential for sustainable development.

It issued notices to all the states and UTs to show cause as to why the tribunal should not pass directions requiring authorities to strictly adhere to the doctrine of sustainable development in its true spirit.

 

“Why any development project, industrial, residential and commercial, be directed not to commence until and unless development plan duly provide for collection, processing and disposal of municipal solid waste in accordance with law,” the bench said, while hearing a petition filed by Kudrat Sandhu against violation of waste management norms in the capital.

 

Bengaluru realty developers top best practices rankings – A Report


 A PRESS REPORT ON THE BEST PRACTICES OF REAL ESTATE DEVELOPERS ACROSS INDIA

BANGALORE TOPS THE BEST PRACTICES

A REPORT

Bengaluru emerges as by far the best market for property in terms of a variety of metrics, according to a first of its kind study of the top developers in India.

City based developers take four out of the top five, and seven out of the top 20 spots in a rating that looks at ten “best practice“ parameters, including fiscal management, functional professionalism, execution, consumer connect and transparent deals. Sobha, Prestige, Embassy and Brigade feature in the top five; Godrej Properties, at No.2, was the only non-Bengaluru developer here. Puravankara, Nitesh and RMZ feature in the top 20.

The study done by independent Delhi-based research centre and think-tank group Track2Realty has looked at 100 leading developers across the country . Track2Realty says the rankings are based on a survey of 10,000 respondents, focusing on 4Ps, namely practice, process, perception and performance. It noted that “best practices“ and “Indian developers“ may sound contradictory , and “too critical (an) evaluation would have amounted to discarding the majority of the top line developers from the list of Top 100.“

The companies were initially selected from different cities based on their market size, market impact, market differentiationcontribution, investors’ choice and public perception. They were then evaluated on the ten best practice parameters. Other parameters included market depth, care, employer, communication, and desirable practices.

Sobha got the highest ratings in six parameters, including transparent deals, consumer connect, commu nication and care. The report said Sobha was the only developer with a backward integration model for quality control and topped the table on public perception and brand satisfaction. Its debt-equity ratio, along with Puravankara, and borrowing cost are also better than the corporate benchmark of listed companies, the report added.

Prestige was at No. 3 and the report notes that it has an impressive track record of delivering to satisfaction, having the least number of consumer cases and litigations, and reporting better results compared to most national developers in spite of being a predominantly south India developer. Embassy was the top choice in office space and commercial real estate. The report called it the top choice of foreign investors in India for both property development and asset management.Brigade was lauded for being one of the top picks for foreign investors, for expansion through joint ventures and license to build five World Trade Centres in the south.

Sobha, Prestige, Embassy and Brigade also featured among the top 10 companies in the country in terms of “buyers’ vote of trust“ ­ at Nos. 1, 2, 4, and 6 respectively .The report said about 7 customers out of 10 were ready to be repeat customers of Sobha, and 6 out of 10 for Prestige.Both these also had top of mind recall. Embassy has the perception of a “clean and transparent developer.“ Brigade has a good track record of buyer satisfaction across segments.

There is also a “buyers’ market preference“ ranking, and Bengaluru takes the top spot. It gets the best ratings in parameters including developers’ credentials, amenities & pricing, job market, and law & order. In developers credentials, the Bengaluru ones score the highest at 7.5 (on 10), followed by Chennai and Mumbai at 7 each. Builders from Delhi NCR score the lowest at 5.

Bengalureans may complain about the infrastructure, but the city’s infrastructure & connectivity also gets the top rating; Ahmedabad is the only other city with the same rating. Track2Realty said the survey respondents were predominantly educated professionals, with nearly equal number of respondents selected from luxury, mid-segment and affordable houses.

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