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MICROSOFT Corrupting INDIA ? Buying their business in INDIA ?

Misleading Microsoft and Kannada ‘Tunga’

Microsoft deletes Kannada Discussion!!!

MICROSOFT Corrupting INDIA ? Buying their business in INDIA ?

Microsoft + ISCE ….

One of the reasons we find Microsoft curriculum in schools – indeed !!

” Charges against CEO true: ISCE panel “.

The Times Of India – Bangalore Edition date July 6,2005  -page 12 carries a
report whose headlines says
” Charges against CEO true: ISCE panel “.

This is not what’s interesting .

A bullet points says that the ISCE(India School Certificate Examination) CEO has been found gulity of getting Rs 3 lakhs from Microsoft !!

One of the reasons we find Microsoft curriculum in schools – indeed !!
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MICROSOFT buying State eGov business and eGovernance in INDIA with the help of NISG and Jt. Secretary of eGovernance of INDIA // Re: How long NISG can get away like this ? // Re: [eGovINDIA] NISG & Microsoft MoU – Read between the lines.
MICROSOFT buying State eGov business and eGovernance in INDIA with the help of NISG and Jt. Secretary of eGovernance of INDIA // Re: How long NISG can get away like this ? // Re: [eGovINDIA] NISG & Microsoft MoU – Read between the lines.

Time to Think and Take Action //  MICROSOFT has to be BLACKLISTED in INDIA // Re: How long NISG can get away like this ? // Re: [eGovINDIA] NISG & Microsoft MoU – Read between the lines

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But the moment this NEWS comes in the regular national press, this would open a can of worms.

think and act !!

nsninfo@yahoo.com wrote:
Sat, 22 Apr 2006 02:58:20 -0700 (PDT)

Please debate; Please report ;

how can a government body which is also
given the responsibility of writing the RFPs of many
eGovernance projects for central government and state
governments and its CEO is also on the NeGP panel can
take funds from Microsoft.

Either MS has to be blacklisted for “influencing”
government machinery or “NISG” to be relieved of
government projects. (please refer to CEO-NISG own
remarks which means this MoU is creating a bias
towards MS for all the eGov projects…is it a
co-incidence that ILIS project was awarded to Wipro on
MS Technology  immediately post this MoU?? )

The objective is to create a body which is technology
agnostic.
THE MoU

Microsoft signs agreement on e-Governance with NISG
New Delhi, December 7,2005: Microsoft India-announced
the signing of agreement with National Institute for
Smart Government The agreement will aim at
accelerating the application of Information Technlogy
in the area of e-Governance. Microsoft is supporting
the Government of India’s National e-Governance
program by establishing an e-Governance Investment
fund (“Investment Fund”) and e-Governance Innovation
Centre (“Innovation Centre”)

NISG will be Program Manager for the Investment Fund
and Innovation Centre. Microsoft and NISG will pursue
the following objectives

Enabling research and solution frameworks for
Governments in jointly identified areas
Create new class of applications and solutions that
focus on optimizing the delivery of government
services in identified areas
Create a framework and architecture to incorporate the
use of information technology in the functioning of
the various government      departments
Create a lab environment through an e-Governance
Innovation Centre in Delhi, for Government and their
agencies to experiment     with the new range of
technologies that can be applied in e-Governance and
Conduct appropriate research and proof of concept for
applying emerging technologies like Smart
devices,RFID,Smart Cards in    e-     Governance
Solutions.
Microsoft will also work with NISG to help adopt and
implement interoperability solutions in e-Governance
applications and will also share its knowledge and
experience in working with government across the world
on e-Governance projects

Microsoft has agreed to deploy a sum in Indian Rupess
equivalent to USD Two Million (“Grant”) spread over
three years in the Investment Fund as a commitment to
the Government of India’s e-Governance initiatives.
The funds shall be deployed pursuant to Project Plans
approved by a steering commitee.

Mr. J Satyanarayan, CEO of NISG said “I am confident
that this joint endeavor between NISG and Microsoft
will result in ideas, concepts and tools that will be
fundamental significance to the e-Government scenario
in the country”

“At Microsoft we are committed to leveraging our
international experience to develop innovative and
unique solutions that are relevant and customized for
the benefit of Indian citizen” added Mr. Ravi
Venkatesan, Chairman, Microsoft India.

Time to Think and Take Action

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On 4/27/06, eGov INDIA < egovindia@yahoo.com> wrote:

This is a valid question.

Discuss this more and write letters to NISG and DIT and GOI.

or Reply all to this email. It reaches all.

Already NISG under Satyanarayana had championed the cause of Ram Info tech / CMS consortium ( Hyderabad) by making them a successful bidder for Bangalore one project. The Bangalore one project had been conceived and executed for their benefit only. A PIL  before the Karnataka High Court is pending on this issue. One of the issues raised is the MoU between Karnataka Government and Microsoft. There is also a complaint before the Karnataka Lokayukta against Rajiv Chawla on the Bangalore One case.

The next in line is the e-procurement project. In the name of introducing centralized e-procurement system, certain officers in Karnataka government with the help of NISG have configured the tender documents thorough PWC to bring in C 1 India Limited. It is known to everyone that C 1 India is a partner of PWC. This is a gross impropriety. Because the consultant cannot take part in the tender. Here the consultant’s (PWC) partner C 1 India has been taking part in all these tenders and bagging contract too!

How long NISG can get away like this?

And all through NISG has been implementing ONLY Microsoft technology.
This private company is definitely not a blessing for the nation.

V. M. Kumaraswamy
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vishal singh < josecy.vsingh@gmail.com> wrote: Thu, 27 Apr 2006 11:06:36 +0530

Does India Need monitory support from MS?

Are we progressing in IT due to charities?

This is a National Shame that profit making commercial companies are allowed to influnce our decision making.

MoU has become an instrument to bye pass normal competitive route to business.

We must understand that ultimately it is profit that is driving these organisations and they can smell opportunities and are fearfull of competition, so they take the MoU route.

There should be a dsicussion on validity of MoU route itself. This is high time that we decide about it.

Is there a legal validity of MoU? Can it be enforced in court of law?

Regards

Vishal

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Umashankar C < umashankarc@yahoo.com> wrote:
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:19:20 -0700 (PDT)

27-4-06

Dear all,

This is indeed  a gross impropriety and illegal too.
If the CVC is petitoned, the same would be taken up immediately.

As of now this matter is being discussed in the e-groups only. But the moment it comes in the regular national press, this would open a can of worms.

NISG has no business to cheat the vendors who believe in honesty and integrity.
It cannot champion the cause of PWC / C1 India anymore.

Umashankar

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Umashankar C < umashankarc@yahoo.com> wrote:
Thu, 27 Apr 2006 10:22:07 -0700 (PDT)

Dear all,

Signing an MoU with Microsoft was easy for NISG because it is a private limited company. It is easy to influence all States using NISG making them accept only microsoft technology.
Is that the reason why it had been formed as a private limited company?

Umashankar

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nsninfo@yahoo.com wrote:

4/28/2006

India doesn’t require donations from IT MNC’s but look
at the problem area in detail…e.g.

World Bank fund for Karnataka Urban Development Project
(Nirmal Nagara Project) comes bundled with obligation
that the application will be provided by eGovernments
Foundation which claims that it is an NGO with
no-profit motive but it supports Oracle as a
Database!!! hence at least USD 250 K will be spent by
GoK to run a so called ZERO COST Application!!!

USAID funds for Panchayat comes bundled with an
obligation that the application has to be on Microsoft
Platform (e,g, Uttaranchal)

UNDP funds for CIC project comes bundled with
obligation that it has to be bundled with MS
Technology; Bangalore1 Project

Hence even if we restrict IT MNC’s from signing MoUs
then also they will come out with new ideas on how to
promote their meager technologies.

Therefore again it is the responsibility of the
government bureaucrats to adopt a technology neutral
RFP process to remove all these barriers.  Or adopt
only ONE TECHNOLOGY END TO END and stop this
discussion completely.

The responsibility also lies on the Government
Institutional Pillers like NISG, DIT, DARPG, CGG etc
to adopt a technology independent and process reforms
based methodology for selection of solution vendors.

Time to Think & Take Action
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Sent by:

This is Mr. V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA. in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India’s largest e-governance Yahoogroup  under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA
 

eGovINDIA, INDIA WBA, EKAVI and INDIA RTI has taken up several matters and issues in their forum to discuss and to bring into national level and attention of CVC, CAG, CBI, CBEC, Supreeme Court, High Courts, State Officials and Highest officials in INDIA.

One of the issue is on relevance of e-governance in building a knowledge super power. eGovINDIA has submitted a write up to National Knowledge Commission.

  eGovINDIA, INDIA WBA, EKAVI and INDIA RTI has taken up another matter and issues of CBEC in their forum so that the corrupt officers are unable to scuttle the sensitive investigations and do not go unpunished. The honest officers should not be intimidated by the corrupt officers having backing of senior officers and ministers.

Today the honest officers of Customs and Central Excise and their families are feeling insecure due to the criminal attitude of corrupts who all are ganging up together due to blessings of senior officers of the department and CBEC.

INDIA WBA has taken up the issues of WHISTLEBLOWERS in INDIA.
India WhistleBlower Act: The Action Group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIA_WBA

INDIA RTI has taken up issues related Right to Information for all in INDIA.

Right to Information in INDIA discussion group http://groups.yahoo.com/group/INDIARTI

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THE KANNADA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 1994

THE KANNADA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 1994
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
Statement of Objects and Reasons:
Sections:
CHAPTER I
1. Short title and commencement.
2. Definitions.
CHAPTER II
3. Constitution of the Authority.
4. Term of office and conditions of service.
5. Disqualification for office of membership.
6. Removal of member.
7. Secretary.
8. Officers of the Authority and conditions of service.
9. Meetings of the Authority.
10. Proceedings presumed to be good and valid.
11. Sub-committee.
12. Powers and duties of sub-committee.
13. Obtaining the services of experts.
CHAPTER III
14. Preparation of project and programmes.
15. Functions of the Authority.
16. Officers made responsible to carry out the objectives of the Authority.
17. Obtaining information.
18. Advise by the Authority..
19. Power to record dereliction of duty and to inform the appointing authority.
CHAPTER IV
20. Fund of the Authority.
21. Allocation for project and programme.
22. Grant by State Government.
23. Accounts and audit.
CHAPTER V
MISCELLANEOUS
24. Report.
25. Budget of the Authority.
26. Power to make rules.
27. Power of Authority to make regulations.
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STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS
I
Act 28 of 1994.- It is considered necessary to provide statutory status to the Kannada Development Authority for the effective implementation of projects and programmes relating to development of Kannada and monitor and evaluate the implementation of Kannada as Official language.
Hence the Bill.
(Obtained from L.A. Bill No. 3 of 1994)
II
Amending Act 26 of 1997.- Consequent to the bifurcation of the Department of Law and Parliamentary Affairs into Department of Law and Department of Parliamentary Affairs and Legislation, it is proposed to have the Secretary of the Department of law as the member of the authority and the director of translations also as a member of the said authority and further to empower the authority to take action to secure priority for, and promotion of Kannada in the field of Education and Cultural activities.
Hence the Bill.
(Obtained from L.A. Bill No. 21 of 1996)
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KARNATAKA ACT No. 28 OF 1994
(First published in the Karnataka Gazette Extraordinary dated third day of October 1994)
THE KANNADA DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY ACT, 1994
(Received the assent of the Governor on the Twenty-ninth day of September, 1994)
(As Amended by Act 26 of 1997)
An Act to provide for establishment of a Kannada Development Authority for development of Kannada, and to supervise the implementation of projects and programmes relating to development of Kannada and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of Kannada official language and its projects and programmes.
WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the establishment of a Kannada Development Authority for development of Kannada and to supervise the implementation of projects and programmes relating to development of Kannada and to monitor and evaluate the implementation of Kannada official language;
BE it enacted by the Karnataka State Legislature in the Forty-fourth year of the Republic of India as follows:-
CHAPTER I
1. Short title and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Kannada Development Authority Act, 1994.
(2) It shall come into force on such 1[date]1 as the State Government may, by notification, appoint.
1. The Act has come into force by notification w.e.f. 1.11.1995. The Text of the notification is at the end of the Act.
2. Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “Authority” means, the Kannada Development Authority constituted under section 3;
(b) “Chairman” means, the Chairman of the Authority;
(c) “department” means, all departments of the State Government, including any body or corporation established by the State Government by or under any law or any institution or body of organisations receiving financial aid from the State Government;
(d) “Member” means, a member of the Authority;
(e) “Projects and programmes” means, the annual project, programmes prepared by the Authority for development of Kannada in various departments;
(f) “Secretary” means, Secretary of the Authority;
(g) “Regulation” means, regulations made under this Act.
CHAPTER II
3. Constitution of the Authority.- (1) As soon as may be, after the commencement of this Act there shall be established for the purposes of this Act, an Authority for development of Kannada to be called the Kannada Development Authority with its head-quarters at Bangalore.
(2) The Authority shall be a body corporate by the name aforesaid having perpetual succession and a common seal to contract and shall by the said name sue and be sued.
(3) The Authority shall consist of the following members:-
(a) A person who has worked for development of Kannada
language nominated by the State Government to be the
Chairman of the Authority. — Chairman.
(b) Seven persons nominated by the State Government
having special knowledge or practical experience in the
field of Literature, Administration, Education and Law. — Members
(c) The Secretary to Government, Department of
Kannada and Culture — Member
(d) The Secretary to Government, Department of
Law 1[x x x]1 — Member
1. Omitted by Act 26 of 97 w.e.f. 30.9.1997.
(e) The Secretary to Government, Commerce &
Industries Department. — Member
(f) The Director, Department of Kannada and Culture. — Member
1[(fa) Director of Translation. — Member]1
1. Inserted by Act 26 of 97 w.e.f. 30.9.1997.
(g) The President, the Kannada Sahitya Parishad. — Ex-officio Member.
(h) The President, the Karnataka Kannada Sahitya _ Ex-officio Academy. Member.
(i) The Secretary of the Authority — Member- Secretary
4. Term of office and conditions of service.- (1) Subject to the pleasure of the State Government, the Chairman and other members nominated by the State Government shall hold office for a period of three years. This shall not apply in case of official member.
(2) The Chairman or a member other than an ex-officio member may resign his office by writing under his hand addressed to the State Government but shall continue in office until his resignation is accepted.
(3) A causal vacancy in the office of a Chairman or a member shall be filled by the State Government by nominating another person as Chairman or member as the case may be and the person so nominated shall hold office for the unexpired portion of the term of the office of his predecessor.
(4) The Chairman and other members shall receive such allowances as may be prescribed.
(5) The allowances payable to the Chairman and other members shall be defrayed out of the Fund of the Authority.
(6) No act or proceedings of the Authority shall be invalid by reason only of the existence of any vacancy or defect in the constitution of the Authority.
5. Disqualification for office of membership.- (1) A person shall be disqualified for being appointed as and for being a member, if he,-
(a) has been convicted and sentenced to imprisonment for an offence which in the opinion of the State Government involves moral turpitude; or
(b) is of unsound mind and stands so declared by a competent court; or
(c) is an undischarged insolvent ; or
(d) has been removed or dismissed from service of the Central Government or a State Government or a body or corporation owned or controlled by the Central Government or a State Government; or
(e) has directly or indirectly by himself or his partner any share or interest in any work done by the order of the Authority or in any contract or employment with or under or by or on behalf of the Authority.
(f) is employed as a paid legal practitioner on behalf of the Authority or accepts employment of legal practitioner against the Authority;
(2) A person shall not be disqualified under clause (e) of sub-section (1) or be deemed to have any share or interest in any contract or employment within the meaning of the said clause by reason only of his having a share or interest in any newspaper in which any advertisements relating to the affairs of the Authority is inserted.
6. Removal of member.- (1) The State Government shall remove the Chairman or other member if,-
(a) he becomes subject to any of the disqualifications mentioned in section 5:
Provided that no Chairman or member shall be removed on the ground that he has become subject to the disqualification mentioned in clause (e) of sub-section (1) of that section, unless he has been given an opportunity of making his representation against the proposal ; or
(b) he refuses to act or becomes incapable of acting; or
(c) he without obtaining leave of absence from the Authority absents from three consecutive meetings of the Authority ; or
(d) in the opinion of the State Government he has so abused his position as to render his continuance in office detrimental to the public interest:
Provided that no member shall be removed under this clause unless he has been given an opportunity of making his representation against the proposal.
7. Secretary.- The State Government shall appoint an officer not below the rank of Deputy Commissioner to be the Secretary of the Authority. The Secretary shall receive such salary and other allowances as the State Government may determine from time to time.
(2) The State Government may grant from time to time leave of absence to the Secretary.
(3) The Secretary shall be the Chief Executive of the Authority and shall,-
(a) be responsible for implementing the projects and programmes approved by the Authority;
(b) operate the fund of the Authority;
(c) cause to be maintained accounts of the Authority;
(d) discharge such other functions which are conferred on him by or under this Act or any other law for the time being in force; and
(e) be responsible for presentation of records of the office during inspection of Chairman.
8. Officers of the Authority and conditions of service.- (1) Subject to such rules as may be prescribed, the State Government or such other officer as the State Government may authorise, may appoint or depute such officers and employees as it may deem necessary for the efficient discharge of its functions.
(2) The recruitment and terms and conditions of service of the officers and servants specified above shall be such as may be prescribed.
9. Meetings of the Authority.- (1) The meetings of the Authority shall be convened by the Chairman or by the Secretary with the prior approval of the Chairman and shall be held at any place within the jurisdiction of the Authority.
(2) The Authority shall meet at least once in every two months.
(3) The Chairman or the Secretary with the prior approval of the Chairman shall convene a special meeting if the Chairman feels it necessary.
(4) The Authority shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meeting as may be provided by regulations.
(5) Every meeting shall be presided over by the Chairman and if for any reason, the Chairman is unable to attend any meeting any other member chosen by the members present at the meeting shall preside at the meeting.
(6) Eight members shall form the quorum.
10. Proceedings presumed to be good and valid.- No disqualification of or defect in the appointment of any person acting as Chairman or member shall be deemed to vitiate any act or proceeding of the Authority if such act or proceeding is otherwise in accordance with the provisions of this Act.
11. Sub-Committee.-The Authority may for any specific purpose constitute a Sub-Committee consisting of such members not exceeding five members from amongst its members, the Chairman of the Authority shall also be the Chairman of the Sub-Committee.
12. Powers and duties of Sub-Committee.- (1) The Sub-Committee shall exercise such of the powers and perform such duties of the Authority which are delegated to it by the Authority.
(2) The Sub-Committee shall meet at least once in a month.
(3) The Sub-Committee shall take decisions on urgent matters to review the prompt implementation of the decision of the Authority and suggest on urgent matter for action by the State Government.
(4) The Sub-Committee shall observe such rules of procedure in regard to the transaction of business at its meetings as may be provided by regulations.
13. Obtaining the services of experts.- (1) In order to carry out the purposes of the Act, the Authority if necessary, may obtain the services or assistance of the experts in such manner as it may deems fit.
(2) Honorarium and allowances payable to such experts for the services or assistance so rendered shall be of such an amount as may be prescribed;
CHAPTER III
14. Preparation of project and programmes.- The Authority shall every year prepare projects and programmes for the development of Kannada and forward it to the
State Government for approval. The State Government may approve the project and programmes with or without modification.
15. Functions of the Authority.- The Authority shall,-
(a) review the actions taken by the different departments; public undertakings, all institutions and local bodies and institutions and receiving grants by the State Government in the implementation of official language policy of the State Government;
(b) suggest measures to the State Government for the effective implementation of the recommendations of Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report as approved by the State Government;
(c) identify the hurdles in the implementation of Kannada as the administrative language and to take suitable measures to solve them;
1[(ca) take action to secure priority for, and promotion of Kannada in the field of education and cultural activities.]1
1. Inserted by Act 26 of 97 w.e.f. 30.9.1997.
(d) review form time to time the system of Kannada Examinations (Service Examination), Examinations conducted for testing the knowledge of Kannada along with the relevant syllabus existing or that may be prepared and if necessary suggest the Government to revise, modify or renew the same, to conduct study and consultations regarding the manufacture, purchase and distribution of Kannada typewriters, the use of Kannada in modern equipments like computers, teleprinters, telex, which are used in the modernisation of offices and in this connection to take decisions that would promote extensive use of Kannada and to take necessary actions to get it implemented;
(e) arrange training programmes, workshops, exhibitions and seminars which would facilitate the use of Kannada for officers and officials and Kannada teaching courses for non kannadigas and to prepare the necessary syllabus and literature;
(f) publish, purchase and distribute useful publications relating to the development of Kannada;
(g) ensure all the forms used in the offices are printed in Kannada and to examine and grant permission for the printing of forms, publications and registers which are required to be in languages other than Kannada;
(h) examine whether the regional language as being used in the forms, notices and name plates that are in day to day use in accordance with the language policy of the Central Government in the offices of the Central Government, banks, post offices and in other offices and undertakings which have more public contacts in the State and to conduct correspondence with those offices in this connections;
(i) take decisions on the matters of preparation, revision, printing and distribution of reference books on administration and to implement the same and to monitor the progress in this field and suggest necessary measures;
(j) examine the standards of Kannada text books and give instructions to rectify the mistakes, if any, in these books.
16. Officers made responsible to carryout the objectives of the Authority.- (1) The Chief Secretary at the State level, the Divisional Commissioner at Divisional level, the Deputy Commissioner at District level, the Assistant Commissioner at the Sub-
divisional level and the Tahsildar at the Taluk level shall be responsible to carryout the objectives of the Authority.
(2) The State Government may by notification specify officer responsible for implementation of the different projects and programmes of the Authority and different class of officers may be specified for different departments.
17. Obtaining information.- The Authority may for the purpose of this Act seek and obtain information relating to implementation of Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report and the Kannada Development from any officer of the State Government and such officer shall be bound to furnish the information sought by the Authority.
18. Advise by the Authority.- The Authority, in order to carryout the purposes of this Act, shall advise the State Government regarding implementation of its projects and programmes.
19. Power to record dereliction of duty and to inform the appointing authority.- The Authority in order to carryout the purposes of the Act, shall record, any violation by the officers and officials of the State Government and local bodies of any order, issued by the Government from time to time or of any order, which is already in force as dereliction of duty and shall advise to the appointing authority for necessary action.
CHAPTER IV
20. Fund of the Authority.- (1) There shall be a fund called the Authority Fund.
(2) The following shall form part of, or be paid into the Authority Fund, namely:-
(i) all grants, subversions, donations and gifts made by the Central Government, State Government, any local authority, any body whether in-corporated or not or any persons; and
(ii) all other sums received by or on behalf of the Authority from any source whatsoever.
(3) Except as otherwise directed by the State Government all money credited to the Fund shall be invested in any Scheduled bank.
(4) The administrative expenses to the Authority including the salaries, allowances and pensions payable to the Secretary and other officers and employees of the Authority shall be defrayed out of the Fund of the Authority.
21. Allocation for project and programme.- The State Government may keeping in view the project and programmes of the Authority, make financial allocations to the Authority in the annual Budget of the State.
22. Grant by State Government.- The State Government may every year make a grant to the Authority of a sum equivalent to the administrative expenses of the Authority.
23. Accounts and audit.- (1) Accounts of the income and expenditure of the Authority Fund shall be kept in accordance with such rules as may be prescribed.
(2) The Authority shall prepare an annual statement of accounts in such form as may be prescribed.
(3) The accounts of the Authority shall be audited annually by such auditor as the State Government may appoint.
(4) The auditor shall for the purposes of the audit, have access to all the accounts and other records of the Authority.
(5) The Authority shall pay from its fund such charges for the audit as may be prescribed.
(6) As soon as may be after the receipt of the report of the auditor, the Authority shall send a copy of the annual statement of accounts, together with a copy of the report of the auditor to the State Government and shall cause to be published the annual statement of accounts in such manner as may be prescribed.
(7) The State Government may after perusal of the report of the auditor give such directions as it thinks fit to the Authority and the Authority shall comply with such directions.
CHAPTER V
MISCELLANEOUS
24. Report.- The Authority shall before such dates, in such form and at such interval as may be prescribed submit the prescribed report to the State Government.
25. Budget of the Authority.- The Authority shall prepare every year before such date and in such form as may be prescribed a budget estimate of its income and expenditure for the financial year to commence on the first day of April next following and shall forward it to the State Government.
26. Power to make rules.- (1) The State Government may, after previous publication by notification make rules to carryout the purposes of this Act.
(2) Every rule made under this Act shall be laid as soon as may be after it is made before each House of the State Legislature while it is in session for a total period of thirty days, which may be comprised in one session or in two or more successive sessions and if, before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the session immediately following both Houses agree in making any modification in the rule or decide that any rule should not be made, the rule shall thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may be, so, however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice to the validity of anything previously done under that rule.
27. Power of Authority to make regulations.- The Authority may subject to the provisions of this Act and the rules made under section 26 and with the previous sanction of the State Government, by notification, make regulations to carry-out the purposes of this Act.
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(The above translation of the dâ}âQvâ %«À⽬P ~ÖZºdÖpâ %º¾Ìâ°Àâ°, 1994 (1994pâ dâ}ÖËrdâ %º¾Ìâ°Àâ° ÉâªfêX 28) was published in Part IV-2B of the Official Gazette (Extraordinary) dated 25-2-1995 as No. 286 under clause (3) of Article 348 of the Constitution of India.)
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KDA to have a say in PSU appointments

By K. N. Venkatasubba Rao

BANGALORE, JAN. 16. The Government has reportedly finalised the norms to include a representative of the Kannada Development Authority (KDA) in the appointment boards of public sector units to which the Sarojini Mahishi Report is applicable.

The inclusion of a KDA representative in the appointment boards was said to be a major step to pave the way for implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi Report in toto, in phases.

The Government’s decision was reportedly prompted by the joint efforts of the KDA and the Department of Industries. It was said that but for the “undaunted efforts” of the Industries Minister, Mr. R. V. Deshpande, and the KDA Chairman, Dr. Baragur Ramachandrappa, the Government would have remained unconvinced about the need to give the KDA a representation on the appointment boards.

A meeting of the KDA and the Department of Industry was held on April 4, 2000, and Mr. Deshpande, Dr. Ramachandrappa and seven other bureaucrats participated. It discussed various orders issued by the Government and the problems being faced by it in implementing the Sarojini Mahishi Report in full. It realised the need to give the KDA a representation on the appointment boards, and urged the Directorate of Personnel and Administrative Reforms to take steps in this direction.

Of the 58 recommendations made in the Sarojini Mahishi Report, employment of Kannadigas in the public sector units in the State had become a bone of contention and triggered unsavoury situations. The report had recommended that while filling Group D posts, Kannadigas should be preferred. It said that 80 per cent of Kannadigas should be appointed against the other posts in the basic salary of up to Rs. 1,250, and that 65 per cent of Kannadigas should be given top executive posts. But for various reasons, including the alleged regional bias on the part of a section of the authorities in some of the public sector units, and political reasons, the recommendations were not implemented in full.

The Government’s exercise to accord priority to the Kannada language and Kannadigas in the State had, at times, become a political issue. It was said that the Government was pretending helplessness in implementing the recommendations made by its own committees.

In an effort to give priority to Kannadigas in public sector units and commercial banks, the Government constituted a number of committees, including the Margaret Alva Committee (August 4, 1983) and Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Committee (January 25, 1984). Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Committee submitted its recommendations on December 30, 1986, and the Government constituted a Cabinet Sub- Committee on March 16, 1990, to look into the 58 recommendations.

http://www.hinduonnet.com/2001/01/17/stories/0417210g.htm

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July 15, 2007 Posted by | CALIFORNIA, KDA - Kannada Development Authority, Project Shiksha and Microsoft, Sarojini Mahishi Report | Leave a comment

Sarojini Mahishi ready to implement report on jobs-Sarojini Mahishi demands jobs for locals

Sarojini Mahishi ready to implement report on jobs
 
DH News Service Hubli:

Is Dr Sarojini Mahishi, Chairperson of Sarojini Mahishi Committee which recommended in the ‘80s job reservation for Kannadigas in private sector, fed up with the inordinate delay in implementing her report? If her response to ‘why the government is dragging its feet on the report’ is anything to go by, the answer is ‘yes.’

“Ask the government what problem it has,” was her point-blank reply to the mediapersons when asked about impediments to implement the report, here on Wednesday. She said: “Hurdles will be known only when the government gets down to business.”

She said the the globalisation and economic reforms had made the recommendations of the Mahishi Committee more relevant today than ever before. “Main concern behind setting up the committee was to protect interests of Kannadigas and help them to progress economically in their own land,” she pointed out.

She asserted that industrialists who set up their units here should show interest in protecting local language and people. “Because they (industrialists) are exploiting resources of the State and, therefore, have a responsibility of protecting interests of the State.”

Defending job reservation for Kannadigas, Dr Sarojini said that the Committee had recommended employment reservation only for eligible Kannadigas with working knowledge of Kannada.

No relaxation

The Committee never asked for any relaxation in eligibility norms like qualification or competence while recruiting Kannadigas in private sector.

Dr Mahishi, an outspoken politician, regretted that concern for language and culture was declining among Kannadigas. “If we (Kannadigas) do not protect our mother tongue, who else will?” she asked.

She said she was ready to volunteer her services to sort out problems likely to arise while implementing her recommendations. “If the government invites, I’m ready to come to Karnataka. Protecting interests of Kannadigas is my first and foremost duty.”

Dr Sarojini Mahishi, a two-time MP from Dharwad North and former Union minister, is now residing in New Delhi.

http://www.deccanherald.com/Archives/feb232006/state192172006222.asp

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FAQ on Discrimination of Kannadigas in IT industry

Q1. How many Kannadigas are currently employed in IT industries?

Ans: As per the approximate estimates, the number of Kannadigas employed in the IT firms operating in Bangalore is less than 10 % of the total employees. This is way too less compared to Tamil population in the IT industry in Chennai and Telugu population in IT industry in Hyderabad (where they are 70-80% of total workforce). This disparity is because of the discrimination against Kannadigas during recruitment by IT companies in Bangalore.

 

Q2. How are Qualified and skilled Kannadiga Candidates being discriminated in IT Sector?

Ans: Even though Kannadiga candidates are well qualified and possess the required IT Skills and the relevant experience, they are not provided opportunities to prove their capability because of the discrimination against them. The only reason for this is that he / she is a Kannadiga and born in Karnataka. There are many instances of this type of discrimination against Kannadigas.

 

Q3. How are Kannadiga Fresher candidates discriminated in Campus Recruitment?

Ans. When an IT company decides for the recruitment of Fresh graduates, they conduct Campus Interviews in the Engineering Colleges across the country.  These companies conduct Campus interviews in a few reputed colleges in Bangalore just to indicate that they are recruiting in Karnataka. But these very companies go to all the colleges of Tamilnadu, Andhra, Kerala & the North Indian States which are in the nook and corner of these states. Even though Karnataka has a very good number of reputed engineering colleges across the state these companies do not consider them for their Campus Recruitment process except for one or two colleges in Bangalore. Since Karnataka has a large intake of non-Kannadiga students for its engineering courses, a large number of students selected from these few colleges in Karnataka are again non Kannadigas.

For example recently a reputed IT company recruited many non-kannadiga freshers in the pretext of selecting locals from Adichunchanagiri institute of Technology, Chikmagalur.

 

Q4. How Kannadiga Employees are discriminated in the annual performance appraisals and are denied Promotions?

Ans. During annual appraisal process Kannadiga employees are given step motherly treatment and their performance appraisals are not done fairly and objectively and thus are denied Promotions. Other non Kannadiga employees with similar performance are promoted to higher positions with good hike. Kannadigas are denied opportunities in working on challenging assignments, denied onsite opportunities and hence have less exposure in comparison to non Kannadigas who are provided with ample opportunities to perform and grow.

 

Q5. Why Kannadigas are being discriminated in IT industry?

Ans. The answer to this question is simple. The key positions (senior & middle management and HR) in these IT industries are in the hands of non-kannadigas who simply favour their own state candidates, against Kannadiga candidates. For example a Tamilian Project Manager prefers a Tamil person for an open position in his team and gets internal references from his fellow Tamilian team members and colleagues. If he doesnt get a suitable Tamilian candidate internally he decides for external reference by way of IT Consultants and shortlists only Tamilian candidates. He rejects Kannadiga Candidates referred by IT consultants even if he suits the job. The same is true for a Telugu Manager, Bengali Manager or a Keralite Manager or any North Indian Manager.

The key positions in HR are also held by these non-kannadigas who show discriminatory attitude against Kannadigas. Thus kannadigas are getting unfair and unjust treatment in IT Industry.

 

Q6. How Kannadigas are neglected in the non-technical sector of the IT industry?

Ans. Catering, Security, Housekeeping, Transport, Internal retail stores and other service contracts are also given to non-kannadigas. Many IT companies have given catering contracts to people from Tamilnadu, Kerala and Andhra. Majority of the security personnel are from other states.

 

Q6A. How else are Kannadigas suffering in the IT industry?

Ans. There is tremendous Hindi imposition on the employees in the IT industry. Security, Transport and other vendor staff are instructed by the IT companies to only converse with the employees in Hindi irrespective of whether the Kannadiga employee understands Hindi or not. Speaking or responding to queries in Kannada is not an acceptable practice in these companies.

Hindi songs / music through FM91 / cassettes are played as per the company policy on company transport and requesting for Kannada songs / music on company transport is not allowed.

Cultural programs are allowed only in Hindi and any cultural program in Kannada and presenting Karnataka’s rich culture & heritage is not allowed. For example celebrating Kannada Rajyothsava is not allowed in many IT companies while non-kannadigas are allowed to celebrate Onam, Pongal and Holi without any restrictions.

 

Q7. Why is the need for the implementation of Sarojini Mahishi report?

Ans. By this time you are all aware about how and why eligible Kannadigas are being discriminated in the IT Industry and Kannada, Kannadiga and Karnataka are dishonored in their own state. So to stop this unfair and unjust treatment in recruiting Kannadigas in IT Sector, the need for the implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report arises.

 

Q8. What is this Sarojini Mahishi Report?

Ans. In 1968, National Integration Council noted the dissatisfaction among population in various states due to discrimination being perpetrated by migrant population in employment of local sons of the soil. Hence National Integration Council recommended that the majority of the jobs shall be given to local people.

Based on this Dr. Sarojini Mahishi committee was constituted in 1983, which studied this gigantic problem in detail for 3 years and made a total of 58 recommendations. It submitted its interim report on 13-6-1984 and final report on 30-12-1986.

Some of the recommendations of the Sarojini Mahishi report, which are relevant to IT industry, are listed below for your understanding.

Rec. 1.  State government shall ensure that recommendations of national Integration council are implemented, through implementation of Dr. Sarojini Committee recommendations, as the recommendations of Dr Sarojini Mahishi committee are in concurrence with the recommendations of the National Integration Council. The state government shall also request Union government for help wherever required.

Rec. 4. It shall be mandatory for all private industries to employ only Kannadigas for all positions. Exception can only be made in rare cases for top management positions, which require very high level of technical Qualifications and that too when Kannadiga candidates are not available. Karnataka government can exert pressure on private industries, as they are supplied land, water and electricity on priority basis from government.

Rec. 21. Admission in technical and other training colleges in the state for outside state people shall be limited to max of 5%; this is essential to stop outsiders getting jobs because of this.

Note: 21(a): G. O. CI. 121SPC. 82 dated 30 October 1982 has declared many incentives and concessions for attracting investments in industry. It shall be made mandatory for such industries to give employment to only Kannadigas to get concessions from government.

Rec. 24. There shall be a state government representative in recruitment committees of private industries employing more than 100 people.

Rec. 25. State government representatives in recruitment committees shall send report to state government about the working of such committees and an authority shall be established to examine these reports. Such authority shall be given statutory status.

Rec. 28. Employers shall submit a declaration every year stating their compliance regarding providing stipulated numbers of employment to Kannadigas. Similar system is being practiced in Maharastra.

Rec. 40. Persons trained in special skills required by industries in state can be supplied from Karnataka itself by arranging for such training in industrial training centers and engineering colleges. The committee has visited industries and compiled a list technical skills required by them. Government shall make suitable arrangement for implementation of this measure.

Rec. 47. Following rules shall be for allotment of residential sites to Kannadigas on preferential basis in important towns of Karnataka:

1. Applicant shall have 15 years residence in Karnataka.

2. Residence shall be proved through school certificate, ration card, voters list and birth certificate.

3. Serving military persons and persons staying outside state for reasons of studying or employment shall only given exemption from 15 years residence requirement. No one else shall need to be given this exemption.

4. Private residential layouts shall abide by BDA rules and shall obtain approval of BDA before allotment of sites.

5. Co-operative housing societies layouts shall abide by BDA rules and shall obtain approval of BDA before allotment of sites.

 

Q9.  Finally who is a Kannadiga?

Ans: Govt. Order. -DPAR 37 SLC 84 dated 2-2-1985 has defined the term “KANNADIGA” as follows: “Kannadiga means a person who can read, write and talk in Kannada and has working knowledge of Kannada”.

 

Q10. Does this clear your doubts on how Kannadigas are discriminated in their own land and the rightful demand for job preference to Kannadigas in IT sector?

Ans:  ???

 

Please forward this to all Kannadigas so that the injustice meted out to Kannadigas in IT comes to the notice of all including the state government.

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Sarojini Mahishi demands jobs for locals
 
Bangalore, DHNS:
Dr Sarojini Mahishi on Sunday called upon the government to implement the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi report on giving preference to locals in employment.
 

Dr Sarojini Mahishi on Sunday called upon the government to implement the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi report on giving preference to locals in employment.

Speaking to mediapersons after the 32nd convocation of Karnataka Mahila Hindi Seva Samiti here, Dr Mahishi lamented that the government was yet to implement the recommendations that were submitted in 1984.

“The implementation of the report has become absolutely necessary when Kannadigas are being sidelined in the State following the advent of Multinational companies. Even if a host of problems crop up during implementation, the government should go ahead with the recommendations and resolve the problems along the way,” she said.

http://www.deccanherald.com/Archives/jan92006/state181747200618.asp

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Quota activists threaten to disrupt IT.In
Jangveer Singh
Tribune News Service

Bangalore, October 4
The issue of reservation of jobs for Kannadigas in the IT sector seems set to rock the IT.In conference being organised by the state government from October 26 to 28 with the Karnataka Rakshana Vedika (KRV) threatening to disrupt the international conference in case this demand is not met.

Ironically, the issue of reservation for Kannadigas was raised by the state government during the recent attrition with the IT industry. State Industries Minister PGR Sindhia raised the issue after the IT industry announced that it would boycott the IT.In conference. The minister had claimed that the IT companies, while demanding infrastructure upgradation, should also provide employment to Kannadigas.

The minister had gone on to announce that the government had issued 167 notices to various companies, including software companies, asking them why they were not providing reservations in jobs to Kannadigas by implementing the Sarojini Mahishi Committee report. A majority of the IT companies did not reply to the notices as implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi report is not binding on them.

Even as the government has let off the pressure on this front after a truce with the IT companies who are now set to participate in the IT. In conference in strength, the issue is set to snowball into a major source of conflict in the state.

The Karnataka Rakshana Vedika (KRV) launched an agitation on this issue last week by picketing the gate of IT major Infosys. KRV activists also broke some windowpanes near the main gate as a hapless police force tried to pacify them.

The KRV state president A. Narayan Gowda said that the actvists would disrupt IT.In conference in case the recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi Committee recommendations were not implemented.

The state government, which had rode on this issue to put pressure on the IT sector earlier, does not seem to display the same vigour in pressing the demand now. Secretary IT and BT Shankarlinge Gowda when questioned in this regard at a function held to unveil the programme of the IT. In conference last week said the concern of the government had already been conveyed to the IT sector. When pressed further, he said the government was viewing the incident as and individual law and order problem. He said the government would view the issue in the same manner in case any attempt was made to disrupt the IT conference.

http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20051005/biz.htm#3

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CM to babus: Use Kannada in governance

BANGALORE: Kannada activists received a shot in the arm on Monday with chief minister N Dharam Singh directing chief secretary B K Das and other IAS officers to accord primacy to Kannada in administration and implement the Sarojini Mahishi Committee report.

Singh, while interacting with Kannada litterateurs, social activists and representatives of the Kannada film industry on chalking out plans for Suvarna Karnataka (golden jubilee of the formation of Karnataka) celebrations, told the officials to compulsorily use Kannada in all their communication.

“The Sarojini Mahishi Committee report, which has recommended preference to Kannadigas in employment, will have to implemented without giving excuses,” Singh told the officials.

On the year-long celebrations starting from November 1, 2006, Singh said the government has earmarked Rs 10 crore for it and, if required, would sanction more funds to make it a grand success.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1319564.cms

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sarojini mahishi report ಒಂದು ನೋಟ

ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ದಶಕಗಳಿಂದ ಅನ್ಯಾಯವಾಗುತ್ತಿದೆ,ಇದನ್ನು ಕಂಡು ಕಾಣದ ಹಾಗೆ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ಇದ್ದ.
ಕಾಲಕ್ರಮೇಣ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರು ಸಂಘಟನೆಯಾಗಿ ಇದನ್ನು ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಲು ಆರಂಭಿಸಿದರು. ಮೊದಲು ನೇರವಾಗಿ
ಅನ್ಯಾಯ ಮಾಡುತ್ತಿದ್ದ ಪರಭಾಷಿಕ ಹಿಂದಿನ ಬಾಗಿಲನ್ನು ಹಿಡಿದು ತನ್ನವರಿಗೆ ಕೆಲ್ಸ ಕೊಡಿಸುವ ಕಾರ್ಯ ಮುಂದುವರೆಸುತ್ತಲೆ ಬಂದ.
ಈಗಲೂ ಕೂಡ ಇದು ಸಾಗಿದೆ. ವಲಸೆಯು ಮುಂದುವರೆಯುತ್ತಲೆ ಇದೆ, ಇದರ ದುಷ್ಪರಿಣಾಮ ನಮ್ಮ ನೆಲದಲ್ಲಿ
ಅರ್ಹತೆ,ಓದು ಇರುವ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ನಿರುದ್ಯೋಗಿಯಾಗಿದ್ದಾನೆ.
೧೯೮೦ ದಶಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಗೋಕಾಕ್ ಚಳುವಳಿಯ ಯಶಸ್ಸಿನಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ ತನ್ನ ಉದ್ಯೋಗದ ಹಕ್ಕನ್ನು ಪಡೆಯಲು
ಹೋರಾಟ ನಡೆಸಿದ. ಅದರ ಫಲವೇ ಸರೋಜಿನಿ ಮಹಿಷಿ ವರದಿ.

* ಇದನ್ನು ಯಾರು ನೇಮಿಸಿದರು ಮತ್ತು ಇದರ ಉದ್ದೇಶಗಳೇನು ?

ಇದನ್ನು ನಮ್ಮ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ರಚಿಸಿತು. ಕನ್ನಡಿನಿಗೆ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದಲ್ಲಿ ಉದ್ಯೋಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಿಂಹಪಾಲು ಮತ್ತು
ಅವನಿಗೆ ಸಿಗಬೇಕಾದ ಹಕ್ಕುಗಳ ಬಗ್ಗೆ ಈ ಸಮಿತಿ ಶಿಫಾರಸು ಮಾಡಿತು.

* ಸಮಿತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ ಯಾರಿದ್ದರು.

ಸಮಿತಿಯ ಅಧ್ಯಕ್ಷರು :- ಸರೋಜಿನಿ ಮಹಿಷಿ
ಅವರ ಜೊತೆಗೆ
* ಸಿದ್ಧಯ್ಯ ಪುರಾಣಿಕ
* ಹನುಮಾನ್
* ಸತ್ಯ
* ಪ್ರಭಾಕರ ರೆಡ್ದಿ
* ನಾರಯಣ ಕುಮಾರ್

ಇದ್ದರು.

* ಈ ಸಮಿತಿ ಎನು ಮಾಡಿತು ?

ಇದು ೩ ವರ್ಷಗಳ ಕಾಲ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ್ಯಾಂತ ಪ್ರವಾಸ ಮಾಡಿ ವಿವಿಧ ಉದ್ಯಮ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ
ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರ ವಿವರವನ್ನು ಪಡೆದು ಒಂದು ಶಿಫಾರಸು ಮಾಡಿ ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕೆ ಸಲ್ಲಿಸಿತು.

* ಮುಖ್ಯ ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಎನು ?
-೧- ಅರ್ಹತೆಯುಳ್ಳ ಸ್ಥಳೀಯ ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳು ಲಭ್ಯವಿರುವಾಗ ಉದ್ಯೋಗಾವಕಾಶದಲ್ಲಿ ಅವರಿಗೆ ಮೊದಲ ಆಧ್ಯತೆ
ಮತ್ತು ಹೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಭಾಗ ಅವರಿಗೆ ದೊರಕಬೇಕು.

-೨- ಕೇಂದ್ರ ಸರಕಾರೀ ವಲಯದ ಉದ್ಯಮದಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಸಲ್ಲತಕ್ಕ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ಪ್ರಮಾಣ ಹೀಗೆ ಇರಬೇಕು.

॑ ಗ್ರೂಪ್ ಡಿ – ೧೦೦ %

॑ ವೇತನ ೧೨೫೦ ಇರುವ ತನಕ – ೮೦%

॑ ನೇರ ನೇಮಕಾತಿಯಲ್ಲಿ – ೬೫%

-೩- ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಉನ್ನತ ಮಟ್ಟದ ತಾಂತ್ರಿಕ ಅರ್ಹತೆಯುಳ್ಳವರು ದೊರಯದೆ ಇರುವಾಗ
ಅಂತ ಕೆಲ್ಸವನ್ನು ಬಿಟ್ಟು ಉಳಿದ ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಕೆಲಸಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಕೊಡಬೇಕು.

-೪- ಖಾಸಗಿ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳು ರಾಜ್ಯ ಸರಕಾರದಿಂದ ಕಡಿಮೆ ದರದಲ್ಲಿ ನೆಲ,ಜಲ, ವಿದ್ಯುತ್ ಮುಂತಾದ
ಸೌಲಭ್ಯಗಳನ್ನು ಪಡೆದಿರುವದರಿಂದ , ಅವರ ಮೇಲೆ ಒತ್ತಡ ಹಾಕಿ ಕನ್ನಡಿಗರನ್ನು ನೇಮಿಸುವಂತೆ ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.

-೫- ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಟೈಪಿಸ್ಟ ಮತ್ತು ಅಪ್ರಟಿಂಸ್ ಕೆಲ್ಸಗಳನ್ನು ಸರ್ಕಾರದ ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ವಿನಿಮಯ ಕೇಂದ್ರದಿಂದ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಳ್ಳಬೇಕು.

-೬- ಉದ್ಯೋಗ ವಿನಿಮಯ ಕೇಂದ್ರಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ಹೆಸರು ನೋಂದಾಯಿಸುವ ಮೊದಲು ಅಭ್ಯರ್ಥಿಗಳು ೧೫ ವರುಷ ರಾಜ್ಯದಲ್ಲಿ
ವಾಸ ಮಾಡಿದ್ದಾರೆ ಎಂಬುದನ್ನು ಈ ಕೆಲ ದಾಖಲೆಗಳನ್ನು ಪರಿಶೀಲಿಸಬೇಕು.
॑॑ ಶಾಲೆಯ ಸರ್ಟಿಫೀಕೆಟ್
॑॑ ಪಡಿತರ ಚೀಟಿ
॑॑ ಮತದಾರರ ಪಟ್ಟೆ
॑॑ ಜನ್ಮದಾಖಲೆ

-೭- ೧೦೦ಕ್ಕಿಂತ ಕೆಲಸಕ್ಕೆ ಹೆಚ್ಚು ಇರುವ ಸಂಸ್ಥೆಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ರಾಜ್ಯದ ಪ್ರತಿನಿಧಿ ಇರಬೇಕೆಂದು ಆ ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ
ಒತ್ತಡವನ್ನು ತರಬೇಕು.

–೮- ಉದ್ಯಮಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನೌಕರ ಮಕ್ಕಳಿಗೆ ಆದ್ಯತೆ ಕೋಡುವದನ್ನು ಮೊದಲು ನಿಲ್ಲಿಸಬೇಕು.

-೯- ಸರಕಾರದಲ್ಲಿರುವ ಪ್ರಮುಖ ಸ್ಥಾನಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ನೇಮಿಸುವಾಗ ಕನ್ನಡ-ಕನ್ನಡಿಗ-ಕರ್ನಾಟಕದ ಬಗ್ಗೆ
ಕಳಕಳಿ ಇರುವರನ್ನು ನೇಮಿಸಬೇಕು.

–೧೦– ಲೋಕಸೇವ ಸ್ಪರ್ಧಾತ್ಮಕ ಪರೀಕ್ಷೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಕನ್ನಡ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯನ್ನು ಕಡ್ಡಾಯ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.
ಕನ್ನಡ ಪತ್ರಿಕೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ಅನುತೀರ್ಣರಾದವರು ಅನರ್ಹರು ಎಂದು ನಿಯಮಗಳನ್ನು ತಿದ್ದುಪಡಿ ಮಾಡಬೇಕು.

ಒಟ್ಟು ಎಷ್ಟು ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಇದ್ದವು.??
ಒಟ್ಟು ೫೮ ಶಿಫಾರಸ್ಸು ಇದ್ದವು, ಅವುಗಳಲ್ಲಿ ೫೪ ಸರ್ಕಾರವೇ ಮಾಡಬಹುದಿತ್ತು, ಆದರೂ ನಮ್ಮ ಘನ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಇನ್ನೂ ಮಾಡಿಲ್ಲ.

ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಬದಲಾಯಿತು ಆದರೆ ಇದನ್ನು ಅನುಷ್ಟಾನ ಮಾಡುವ ದಮ್ ಒಂದು ಸರ್ಕಾರಕ್ಕು ಬರಲಿಲ್ಲ. http://chum-banavaasi.blogspot.com/2007/01/sarojini-mahishi-report.html

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July 15, 2007 Posted by | Project Shiksha and Microsoft, Sarojini Mahishi Report | Leave a comment

E-MAIL CAMPAIGN TO IMPLEMENT MAHISHI REPORT

E-MAIL CAMPAIGN TO IMPLEMENT MAHISHI REPORT
http://www.starofmysore.com/main.asp?type=news&item=7340

Mysore, Sept. 17, 2004 (KCU)- An e-mail signature campaign from Kannadigas all over the world has been launched by V.M. Kumaraswamy, founder of e-Kavi, a forum of Kannada lovers from all over the world, to urge the Government to implement the Sarojini Mahishi Report.

Please sign the online petition with your comments for effective implementation of Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Report at:
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READ the following to know about Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report

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June 11, 2007 Posted by | Project Shiksha and Microsoft, Sarojini Mahishi Report | 5 Comments

Sri. K. P. Poornachandra Tejasvi letter to GoK MoU with Microsoft on PROJECT SHIKSHA

Press Note

Free translation of Letter dated: 02-12-2004

Written by 

Sri. K.P. Poornachandra Tejasvi in Kannada
 

Sl. No. ED 97 MPE 2004

Respected Shri Chiranjeevi Singh Ji,

Received “PROJECT SHIKSHA” M.O.U.  Sent by Secretary Educational Department on your direction. I was shocked after a complete study of M.O.U.  It is totally wrong that Govt. has singed such an Agreement, which has scope for deeper long term effects on Kannada Language and Education, without discussing issue widely. I feel it is my duty to inform you regarding my objections and reasons for it, hence writing this letter.

It seems that the earlier Government programs, which are in force for Kannada Software Development, have not been brought to knowledge of IT Secretary, E governance Secretary, Education Secretary before the M.O.U. is signed. It also seems signatories to M.O.U. have become responsible for unnecessary controversy, without bringing all the background on the subject in the knowledge of above-mentioned secretaries. The officials of I.T. Department are directly responsible for this I.T. Department has earlier developed Kannada Software “Nudi” after spending Rs.  30,00,000/-. IT Department also issued a G.O. making it mandatory for all the departments to install and use “Nudi”.

How is it possible for secretary department of Education to sign a M.O.U. with Microsoft company for providing Education in Windows –98 Version when above mentioned a G.O. is in force?
       

The IT Secretary while purchasing “Nudi” Software has clearly mentioned that the Government shall purchase any Software with source code only. Accordingly the “Nudi” source code is in the proprietorship of Govt. of Karnataka. But this Govt. Rule has been given an exemption in the M.O.U. with Microsoft. Microsoft has stated that it will not give support service for Winodws-98 version. Then, What is the purpose of Microsoft in installing such Software in all Computers, which will be used for training under the M.O.U., without giving source code? It is highly objectionable that the Microsoft has come forward to give training using Crores of Tax Payers money in a software which it itself has intended to throw to dustbin.

            What we need most importantly is use of Kannada in Computers. Microsoft doesn’t have its own Kannada Software, which runs on Winodw-98 version. There are Kannada Softwares like NUDI, SURABHI, WIN KEY, Etc., but their use will be maximized if the training part is handed over to the Software developers themselves. Hence there is no need to sign a M.O.U. with Microsoft.

            We have earlier requested to Secretary, E-Governance & Secretary, IT Department through Shri Chandra Shekar Kambara MLC that Source code of ‘Nudi” may be made open to all and we all can contribute to its development. Since Nudi Software is distributed free of cost the Government. Could not have incurred any loss by making the source code open to public. Also there would not have been any legal problem in making it open to public as it has been developed with taxpayer’s money. We have doubt that our request has been ignored intentionally to grant special favors to Microsoft Company. Sri. Kambara met Chief Minster and submitted a memorandum in this regard. The Chief Minister has directed to take immediate action. But even after the direction of Chief Minister we have not received communication from IT Secretary. Meanwhile I feel sad to inform you that certain unilateral decisions taken by IT Secretary have taken Kannada Language to the edge of the danger.

            I wish to bring a few historical developments, which have contributed, to this sad situation in two sentences. Certain mistakes done by the govt. in its enthusiasm for giving encouragement to Kannada Software Development have resulted either in closure or stoppage of Languages Software Development by 22 companies of total 25 companies engaged in Kannada Software Development. Now there are only 3 companies is left Kannada Software Development. Now it’s very clear, that even these 3 companies will close down, as the Govt. itself has taken to sponsoring of Microsoft. We have no objections that Microsoft is developing Software for Kannada. But it is a great mistake that Government being the biggest customer is favoring the Microsoft. What will happen if the Government, which has duty to protect indigenous companies against MNCs, itself is bent upon destroying the local Software developers who have been developing language software for last 20 years?

            Kannada has been developed by Kannadigas for last 2000 years without anybody’s control or Mercy. It is a sad situation that we are handing over such Kannada Language to a foreign private company, which has profit as its only motive. There will not be any locals left for Kannada language software development. Giving a contract worth Crores of Rupees to Microsoft Companies, when the local software developers working for 20 years have been thrown to road has raised Questions on the Sincerity of Karnataka Government bureaucracy.  The details of the M.O.U. of Project Shiksha are a symbol of carelessness of Government. The Microsoft is not investing anything except installing Windows-98 free of cost. Where as Government of Karnataka has to supply trainees and incur all their expenses. Govt. of Karnataka has to give Microsoft site measuring 1000 square feet at 3 locations, suitable building for education, water electricity connection, security staff, etc. This is nothing but a project designed to provide advertising facilities to Microsoft at cost of 90 Crore Rupees!

            Apart from this the Microsoft has also been given the responsibility for preparation of curriculum and training material. The danger of move is it creates a monopoly for Microsoft the giving an impression that computer means Microsoft. The free software’s based on open source code like LINUX, TEX, REDHAT, etc., which are available in Internet are not given to the knowledge of trainee and he /she will be handicapped by knowing one software in a globally competitive IT Environment. It is surprising that people are silently tolerating such a scrupulous happenings in front of their eyes.

            Respected Chiranjeevi Singh Ji, Kindly stop the “Project Shiksha” immediately. And implement it only after the removal of contradictions, after wide discussion are held in appropriate forums. I also request you investigate who all are behind this project specially designed to favor of Microsoft and initiate suitable disciplinary action against them.

            Because you should not think that language is just a lifeless communication media for people speaking that language. Kannada Language symbolizes the self-respect, the self-confidence and prestige of Kannadigas. I request you to exercise this delicate subject with same responsibility.

 

Yours truly,

 

(K.P. POORNACHANDRA TEJASVI)

April 8, 2007 Posted by | EKAVI Activities, Project Shiksha and Microsoft | Leave a comment

National Efforts for Providing Jobs to Local Sons Of Soil, Constitutional Provisions

Ella Kannada Abhimaanigala Vedike International “E-KAVI”

***** Udyoga Samiti*****

National Efforts for Providing Jobs to Local Sons Of

Soil, Constitutional Provisions

&

Dr Sarojini Mahishi Report

Background:

35 years back……

q       1968, June 22nd: National Integration Council noted the dissatisfaction among population in various states due to discrimination being perpetrated by migrant population in employment of local sons of the soil. Hence National Integration Council Recommended that the majority of the jobs shall be given to local sons of the soil.

 

20 years back……

q       1983, Aug 4th: Smt. Margaret Alva Kannadigara Employment Committee

 

17 years back……

q       1986, December 30th: Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Committee Report: All the recommendations of this committee are in concurrence with the recommendations of National Integration Council. This committee was constituted in 1983 studied this gigantic problem in detail for 3 years and made a total of 58 recommendations. It submitted its interim report on 13-6-1984 and final report on 30-12-1986. We have enclosed details in annexure-1. Dr.Sarojini Mahishi, Member of Parliament was Chairperson of this committee. It had Prof. Gopala Krishna Adiga, Shri. G.K.Satya, Shri.G.Narayana Kumar, MLA, Shri.K.Prabhakara Reddy, Shri.B.S.Hanuman, IAS (Rtd), and Dr.Siddayya Puranik, IAS (Rtd) as its members.

15 years back……

q       1988, May 10th: Dr. V. Venkatesh Kannadigara Employment Committee: This committee was set up to review, prioritize the recommendations based on importance and implement the recommendations given in Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Committee Report. The committee had Dr.V.Venkatesh Member of Parliament as its Chairman. It had Shri.D.B.Chandre Gowda, Rajyasabha Member, Shri.G.Narayana Kumar,MLA, Shri.K.Prabhakara Reddy and Shri.P.V.Narayana as its members.

 

 

13 years back……

q       1990, March 16th: Karnataka Government Cabinet Sub Committee: This was constituted to examine the recommendations of both- Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Committee and Dr. V. Venkatesh Kannadigara Employment Committee. Based on its recommendation Karnataka government has accepted 45 recommendations and issued G.O. in respect of them. The government has also constituted a cabinet sub committee and a high-level officials committee to monitor implementation of report. The implementation process for 45 accepted recommendations has been handed over to 7 departments.

11 years back……

q       1993, February 6th: Constitution of Kannada Development Authority under the Chairmanship of Shri. G. Narayana for preparation of action plan for effective implementation of Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Report: Kannada Development Authority had conducted numerous meetings with officials to monitor the progress and found that there is lack of co ordination among departments in implementation.

 

 

Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Committee Recommendations:                                                                                                                            Annexure:1                                                                                                                                                                 

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Recommendation

1

State government shall ensure that recommendations of National Integration council are implemented, through implementation of Dr.Sarojini Committee recommendations, as the recommendations of Dr Sarojini Mahishi committee are in concurrence with the recommendations of the National Integration Council.

 

The state government shall also request Union government for help wherever required.

 

2

Central Government public sector units in Karnataka shall employ Kannadigas as follows:

q       Class IV (Group D) Positions: 100%

q       Positions with a pay scale up to Rs. 1250: 80%

q       Other positions filled on basis of direct recruitment: 65%

q       Only Kannadigas shall be selected to Positions, which have less number of Kannadigas at present, till the recommended percentage is achieved.

3

Only Kannadigas shall be employed by Karnataka state public sector units , exception can only be made in rare cases for positions which require very high level of technical qualifications and that too when Kannadiga candidates are not available.

 

Department of commerce and Industry shall be vigilant for implementation of this principle.

 

4

It shall be made mandatory for all private industries to employ only Kannadigas for all positions exception can only be made in rare cases for top management positions which require very high level of technical qualifications and that too when Kannadiga candidates are not available.

Karnataka government can exert pressure on private industries, as they are supplied land, water and electricity on priority basis from government.

5

Apprentices shall be appointed only through employment exchanges hence Union and Karnataka government shall issue orders to this effect.

 
 
 
 
 

6

Head of Department and majority of other officers of Personnel department in Central public sector units shall be Kannadigas. If Kannadigas are not available then State government officials can appointed on deputation basis.

State government shall exert pressure on Union government to achieve this purpose. This principle shall be implemented in case of state government public sector units also.

7

The Employment Exchanges (compulsory notification of vacancies) Act 1959 shall be amended as follows:

q       Section 4: It shall be compulsory to fill the vacancies from the list of candidates provided by concerned employment exchange, which has been notified.

q       Section 4: Appointment of candidates from other sources shall be allowed only when eligible candidates are not available from any of the employment exchanges in the Karnataka state.

q       Section 3 (1) (d): Act shall be made applicable to unskilled workers also.

8

Government departments and Public sector units of both central and state government shall ask employment exchanges for candidates having Kannada knowledge.

9

Registering officer of employment exchange shall check following documents as the proof of candidate’s residence for 15 years domicile in Karnataka before registering:

q       School certificate: S.S.L.C.

q       Ration Card.

q       Voters List. (Candidate’s or parents or guardian’s name shall be available in it)

q       Birth Certificate.

Candidate’s language knowledge shall be examined in suitable manner before registering, by the registering officer.

10

Illiterates can be registered if they have capacity to speak Kannada language and provide proof for their 15 years residence in Karnataka.

11

Postal registration in employment exchange shall be stopped, as there is no chance to check the candidate’s Kannada language knowledge in this method. Registration shall be done only when clear evidence is available.

12

There shall be registering facility available at taluka level and their automatic inclusion in the district registers as it is difficult for rural candidates to come to district employment exchange for registering.

13

These measures shall be under taken to stop rapidly decreasing number of jobs under the purview of (applicability powers) employment exchanges:

q       Daily wages workers, Casual workers, and apprentices shall be selected in Central and State government’s public sectors only through employment exchanges.

q       Group D vacancies in central government shall be filled only through employment exchanges; state government shall make a request in this regard.

q       State public sector units shall compulsorily recruit through employment exchanges, except in cases when suitable candidates are not available.

q       Private enterprises for whom CNV act is applicable, shall also compulsorily recruit through employment exchanges, except in cases when suitable candidates are not available.

q       Number of candidates placed on employment through the employment exchange shall be the Performance Standard for the appraisal of employment exchange officials. This is essential to eliminate the inactiveness of the officials and unleash their creativity for providing solution to the problem.

14

Candidates passed S.S.L.C or degree in Karnataka shall only be considered as eligible by banking recruitment boards. These boards shall publish their advertisements in at least one state level newspaper.

15

Banking recruitment boards shall be asked to include one paper for testing Kannada knowledge in their competitive examinations.

16

Banking recruitment boards shall clearly mention in their advertisement that Kannada knowledge essential.

17

Banks shall conduct their business in Kannada, as this will help customer service and also employment of Kannada people.

18

Central government shall include state government representative in banking recruitment boards, to ensure justice.

19

Some central government departments are directly employing non-Kannadigas to unskilled jobs (physical labour) and daily wage jobs without taking candidates through employment exchanges and they are confirming their service after some months. This Unfair labour practice shall be stopped.  

20

Kannada knowledge shall be essential for all the jobs reserved for ex servicemen, SC and ST in state government and its public sector units, this is essential prevent non Kannadigas getting these jobs.

21

Admission in technical and other training colleges in the state for outside state people shall be limited to max of 5%; this is essential to stop outsiders getting jobs because of this.

 

21(a): G.O.CI.121SPC.82 dated 30 October 1982 has declared many incentives and concessions for attracting investments in industry. It shall be made mandatory for such industries to give employment to only Kannadigas to get concessions from government.

22

Union government had enacted “The public employment (Requirement as to residence) Act 1957” making the residence in the state mandatory to certain posts in central government for benefit of some states like Andhra Pradesh etc.

 

Now Karnataka government shall request central government to enact similar act for Karnataka with initial applicability of law for minimum 10 years.

23

Persons losing land for industries shall be given job @ of at least one job per family and more jobs in proportion to higher loss of land.

 

Such industries shall start within stipulated time.

 

24

There shall be a state government representative in recruitment committees of private industries employing more than 100 people.

25

State government representatives in recruitment committees shall send report to state government about the working of such committees and an authority shall be established to examine these reports. Such authority shall be given statutory status. If necessary its branches shall be established at division level also.

26

Certain industries are giving preference to their employee’s children while giving employment. This will only aggravate problem in industries where non-Kannadigas are in majority. This method shall be disbanded.

27

Some local Kannadiga employees are misusing medical certificate given by Employees state Insurance corporation during farming season. Employers are using this as pretext for not employing locals. Hence to remove this alibi, ESI doctors shall be directed to work honestly while issuing such certificates.

28

Employers shall submit a declaration every year stating their compliance regarding providing stipulated numbers of employment to Kannadigas. Similar system is being practiced in Maharastra. Responsibility for getting this declaration and its examination shall rest with the proposed authority as given in recommendation number 25.

29

Cement industries are being established in Gulbarga district. Hence training centers shall be established in cement technology and related issues.

30

Action shall be taken to encourage employment of Kannadigas in ancillary units, while giving permission it self.

31

Commerce and Industry department in case of establishment and expansion of industry and Karnataka State finance corporation in case of financing the industry, shall inform employment exchange about employment potential, who shall strive for selection of candidates registered with them.

32

Central government shall be requested to allow the use of deposits in non-resident Kannadiga accounts for starting industry on condition of giving employment to Kannadigas.

33

Officers having sympathy for Kannadigas and having interest for development of Kannada shall only be appointed to important positions in state government.

34

Candidates shall be questioned fully in Kannada and made to reply in Kannada during a job interview. Office Memorandum-DCAR 38 SCR 83 dated 20 July 1983 allowing partial Kannada interview shall be amended accordingly.

35

There shall be a compulsory Kannada paper in all the competitive examination conducted by Public Service Commission and other recruitment committees. Rules shall be amended so that persons failing in this Kannada paper shall not be eligible for appointment.

36

Public service commission shall conduct a Kannada exam for appointment done through interview only.

37

Following action shall taken so that shortage of SC and ST candidates is eliminated:

q       In case candidates are not available in the register of employment exchange, then publish advertisement in newspapers – Radio-television and notify SC/ST development department.

q       Representative of SC/ST development department shall be included in the recruitment committees of all the departments.

q       Standing order shall be issued to industries to contact SC/ST development commissioner when such candidates are not available.

q       Department shall monitor all advertisements and guide the eligible candidates registered in department.

38

Kannadigas shall be given preference while awarding contract in irrigation projects. While awarding the contract it shall be made sure that contract agreement includes condition to give jobs for Kannadigas only.

39

Small agriculturists lose the benefits of irrigation in command areas by selling land to outsiders. This shall be stopped by bring in legislation like “The Maharastra Resettlement of Project displaced Persons Act, 1976”. Secondly government shall also help small agriculturists.

40

Persons trained in special skills required by industries in state can be supplied from Karnataka itself by arranging for such training in industrial training centers and engineering colleges. The committee has visited industries and compiled a list technical skills required by them. Government shall make suitable arrangement for implementation of this measure.

41

There shall be a system in primary school level to voluntarily get the vocational training.

42

Industrial training centers and employment exchanges shall opened in industrial estates and places where large industries are located, to increase the chances of Kannadigas employment.

43

Respected persons from Karnataka shall be made members of railway recruitment board. Kannada knowledge shall be made compulsory and examined for it. Retrenched daily wageworkers shall be re-employed in their respective linguistic states, while re-employing.

44

Railways are recruiting casual workers with out openly inviting applications and without informing employment exchange. Since further these workers are selected for group D posts, it shall be made sure that while recruiting casual workers employment exchange and gram panchayat are notified and open advertisement shall be given in news papers.

45

Railways shall establish a southwestern zone to improve chances of Kannadigas employment.

46

Efforts being made to shift 100 years old railway workshop from Hubli shall opposed and ensure that workshop is retained in Hubli.

47

Following rules shall be for allotment of residential sites to Kannadigas on preferential basis in important towns of Karnataka:

q       Applicant shall have 15 years residence in Karnataka.

q       Residence shall be proved through school certificate, ration card, voters list and birth certificate.

q       Serving military persons and persons staying outside state for reasons of studying or employment shall only given exemption from 15 years residence requirement. No one else shall need to be given this exemption.

q       Private residential layouts shall abide by BDA rules and shall obtain approval of BDA before allotment of sites.

q       Co-operative housing societies layouts shall abide by BDA rules and shall obtain approval of BDA before allotment of sites.

 

48

Karnataka government shall procure 30% of all jobs for Kannadigas within a specified time. It shall disband unnecessary publicity in this regard and speak through its implementation. This committee hereby advises the Karnataka government to show the COURAGE in this matter.

49

It is natural for Kannadigas being employed in NABARD, whose purpose is to help the farmers of Karnataka. It shall also have a recruitment committee for Karnataka in Bangalore.

50

Central government public sector units shall employ through National Employment Exchange for jobs whose pay scale does not exceed Rs 1250. p.m., according to union government office memorandum dated 8.3.84. This pay scale limit shall be increased to Rs. 1600. p.m., and also be revised whenever pay scale is revised.

51

Misuse of forest produce shall be stopped to help the industries especially dependent on forest produce.

52

There shall be system to identify the type of industries which can be established in Karnataka and project reports be published for them.

 

53

A branch of Staff Selection Commission of India shall be established in Karnataka.

54

E.M.D. exemption order shall be issued for longer term like three or five years and renewal shall be issued before year-end.

55

Karnataka legislative assembly already has a committee for Public Sector Units, which monitors accounts, efficiency and other issues in respect of corporations, boards and companies under its purview. If this committee also monitors the issue of justified representation for Kannadigas, then there is no doubt that it will have a strong impact on top management of these units. Suitable amendments shall be made in the rules regarding working of committee to enable this monitoring.

56

Public Service Commission and other selection committees shall publish recruitment advertisements only in the newspapers published in Karnataka.

57

Karnataka government shall publish a paper on lines of Employment news.

58

Un necessary languages like French, German, Latin, Pali, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Chinese and Arabic shall be removed from subject list of gazetted probationers competitive examination.

q       G.O.-DPAR 37 SLC 84 dated 2-2-1985 has defined the term “KANNADIGA” as follows: ” Kannadiga means a person who can read, write and talk in Kannada and has working knowledge of Kannada”.

q       According to 1971 census percentage of Kannada speaking people is only 65.94% in Karnataka and 32.47% in Bangalore.

q       We shall discuss direct constitutional provisions on which Dr. Sarojini Mahishi report is based after you read this and send your opinion, suggestion for improvement of report serial number wise.

q       If you are an advocate and wish to render your service, we welcome whole-heartedly.

March 25, 2007 Posted by | Project Shiksha and Microsoft, Sarojini Mahishi Report | 1 Comment

Kannadigare please sign the online petition with your comments for effective implementation of Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Report

Please sign the online petition with your comments for effective implementation of Dr.Sarojini Mahishi Report at:
http://www.petitiononline.com/ellakavi/petition.html

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Dr Sarojini Mahishi Report Recommending Jobs For Kannadiga Sons of the Soil.

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January 25, 2007 Posted by | Project Shiksha and Microsoft, Sarojini Mahishi Report | 16 Comments

MS – Project Shiksha – GoK – Kannada Activists – Article in INDIA TODAY 6/2005 // MICROSOFT Corrupting INDIA ? Buying their business in INDIA ?

MS – Project Shiksha – GoK – Kannada Activists – Article in INDIA TODAY 6/2005

MS is a problem for our language !!

Misleading Microsoft and Kannada ‘Tunga’

Microsoft deletes Kannada Discussion!!

As Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates and President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam went for a walk in Delhi’s Mughal Gardens one sunny November day three years ago, much of the conversation centred around computer education in government schools. In his inimitable, passionate way, Kalam underlined the importance of educating small children to the world’s richest man. And one of the first things Gates did was announce a $20-million grant to his company’s initiative Project Shiksha. Two years later, Microsoft India signed an mou with the Karnataka government to ensure access to and training in latest computer technologies. And now a year later, that project looks likely to be mired in controversies—prime among them being that it will allow an mnc to monopolise the minds of children.

Sahitya Akademi award winner K.P. Poornachandra Tejasvi says he does not want the Government to be tied to one company while well-known playwright Chandrashekhar Kambar says it will come in the way of multilateral education, with Microsoft even being given the right to prepare the curriculum. Microsoft aims to reach out to over 4 lakh students and over 20,000 teachers in government schools, from classes III to XII, over a five-year mou period in Karnataka alone, while nationally it plans to train 3.5 million children and about 80,000 teachers in the same period. The mou entails the setting up of three Microsoft it Academy centres in Bangalore, Gulbarga and Dharwad to deliver comprehensive teacher training, create a localised it curriculum for students, start teacher and student scholarships and set up a teachers’ portal.

On the face of it, the Microsoft proprietary software is claimed to be free for Project Shiksha. But protesters point to the fine print in the mou’s clause II.2 that says that the Government will set up three it academies in “a central location” of Bangalore, Dharwad and Gulbarga and give it to Microsoft for an annual charge of Rs 1 XXXXXX to run for five years. It also specifies that the Government will provide a 1,000-2,000 sq ft building with “electricity, running water, sewer, security and maintenance staff and phone and/or lease lines”. Adds Tejasvi: “The Government assures that it would regularly supply students for the it academies, which is like saying that we will supply regular customers for Microsoft. This means the Government has to shell out crores of rupees of taxpayers’ money to help Microsoft carry out its philanthropy.”

In response, Director, Public Sector, at Microsoft, Nandu Pradhan, says that the project is a joint partnership with the Government wherein it provides space to set up the it Academy centres. “We want to take it education to the grassroots level,” he adds. “We have trained more than 14,000 teachers and reached out to nearly 7 lakh students in Phase I of Project Shiksha in India.”

After Tejasvi wrote to the then additional chief secretary and development commissioner Chiranjiv Singh on the issues involved, the latter admitted that the facts of the matter were an eye-opener and asked his men to take appropriate action.

US-based Nova Group ceo and President, Venkat M. Kumaraswamy, also a KANNADA Activist, who has floated an Internet activism group EKAVI on the issue, has petitioned both Karnataka Chief Minister Dharam Singh and former prime minister H.D. Deve Gowda on this, pointing out that training only in Microsoft products would mean restricting job opportunities later. Kumaraswamy says the correct approach is to teach children with total open source solutions so that they become marketable once out of school. He adds that he is not against Microsoft products, but only against the Government’s one vendor policy.

Kumaraswamy also says that, English software (software with English interface) like MS Windows 98 and MS Office 2000 are used in the Government of Karnataka’s Mahithi Sindhu project where in the medium of instruction is Kannada. The students are undergoing lot of pressure and find it very difficult to understand the English messages that keep popping up while using the computer with just three years of exposure to English language (from V to VII). It is not only a problem to the student community but also to the teacher community, who has to use the Kannda text (written mainly with English words in Kannada script) to corelate the subject in bilingual mode and make the students understand with their Kannada knowledge. In order to set right the computer education programme the GoK ought to work on war footing to provide facilities to use the English software in Kannada. Otherwise, it will be an another year of trauma for students and have to undergo the same in the coming days and may be for years due to the mismatch of the text and software till it is rectified and the same may be multiplied further when the text books and software adopted for Project Shiksha on the lines of Mahithi Sindhu . This only leads to infructious investment by the Government apart from wastage of efforts by both the students and teachers community.

Another issue that has complicated matters for Microsoft is the Kannada Language Interface Package (lip) that it has developed for the Windows platform. Tejasvi, Kambar and others have accused Microsoft of not caring to consult local language computing experts or linguists while developing lip. In his objection to the Karnataka Government’s mou with the software major, Tejasvi has pointed out, “It seems that the earlier Government programs, which are in force for Kannada software development, were not brought to the knowledge of the it, e-governance and education secretaries before the mou was signed. The officials of the infotech department, which has spent Rs 30 lakh on the Kannada software Nudi, are responsible for this. The department had also issued an order making it mandatory for all departments to install and use Nudi.” Raveesh Gupta, senior product marketing manager, localisation, at Microsoft, contends, however, that they did consult local language experts while developing the software.

While purchasing Nudi software, the it secretary had mentioned that the Government shall purchase only that software which comes with source code. The Karnataka Government owns the Nudi source code but this rule has been given an exemption in the Microsoft mou. The software major has stated that it will not provide support service for Windows 98. What is the purpose of Microsoft installing software in computers which will be used for training under the mou without giving the source code, ask activists. Pradhan’s reply to this is that sharing source code and technical information with governments is an entirely different subject for which they have a separate program. “This program depends on the depth of our engagement with governments and is purely optional for them. We are in talks with Indian state Governments too but it is too early to comment on the same,” Pradhan says.

Gates clearly sees Asia as a hotbed of future growth. And it is rushing to make sure Windows, not Linux, is the operating software of choice. The colossus of Redmond gets just 20 per cent of its sales from the Asia-Pacific region. Asia also represents one of the biggest threats to Microsoft’s global dominance. The appeal of Linux, the low-cost, open-source alternative to Windows, is especially strong in places like China and India.

Speaking about the controversy, Dharam Singh told india today that he has asked his officials “to go through the fine print (of Project Shiksha) with a fine comb”. Karnataka Minister for Primary and Secondary Education Ramalinga Reddy says, “The drawbacks in the programme, if any, will be reviewed.”

Activists in Bangalore will be waiting. ends

August 19, 2006 Posted by | Project Shiksha and Microsoft | 1 Comment