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Accountability drive: Congress asks if process exercised properly

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New Delhi, Oct 7 The Congress has questioned the Narendra Modi-led government for compulsorily retiring several senior officials who were facing charges of corruption or some other wrongdoings, wondering whether the process was correctly exercised or not.

“The government has sacked several officers under Article 311 of the Constitution. Essentially the question is not whether the government has right to exercise the discretion. The question is as to whether this discretion has been correctly exercised, ” senior Congress leader Manish Tewari told IANS.

He was responding when asked for his comments on the government’s action of compulsorily retiring several officers in last few months.

“It is now evident that senior officers try to implicate Opposition leaders in false and fabricated cases to please their political masters. So when there is complete breakdown of institutional integrity there is absolutely no clarity whether this discretion has been properly exercised or not,” the Congress Lok Sabha member from Punjab said.

The BJP government at centre in last few has retired over dozens of senior officers who faced corruption charges and other CBI cases against them.

On September 27, the government retired 15 senior officials of the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) officials who were made to compulsorily retire including the officers in the ranks of principal commissioner, commissioner, joint commissioner, additional commissioner and others.

The decision to compulsorily retire these high-ranking officers of income tax was taken under the Fundamental Rule 56 (J).

According to the government officials, the decision to compulsorily retire officers was in line with what Prime Minister Narendra Modi had earlier said about corruption.

The government had earlier this year compulsorily retired 49 high-ranking tax officers, out of which 12 officers were from CBDT.

Most of these officers had corruption cases against them. Names of officers from across the country have made it to this new list. One officer was caught taking bribe of Rs 15,000, while many had assets disproportionate to their known sources of income.

The September 27 list was the fourth such list of officers to be retired compulsorily this year after the BJP stormed to power for the second consecutive term.

The government released the first such list in June this year when it compulsorily retired 27 high ranking IRS officers, including 12 officers from CBDT, also on charges of corruption.

Before that, 12 IRS officers were asked to compulsorily retire and another 22 Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC) officers were asked to retire in August this year.

According to the government orders, the latest batch of officers who were shown the door comprised those dealing with the Goods and Services Tax (GST) and Customers from across various zones in the country. The CBIC said that the tainted officers have been expelled from the service in public interest.

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National Milk Day: Know history, significance of this day; Interesting facts about milk here

National Milk Day was established in 2014 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to commemorate Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is considered the father of India’s White Revolution.

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Every year, National Milk Day is celebrated on November 26 across India. The largest milk producing country celebrates this day to demonstrate the importance of milk in everyone’s life. It is worth noting that National Milk Day and World Milk Day are two different events, observed on different dates with different significance.

National Milk Day was established in 2014 by the Food and Agriculture Organisation to commemorate Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is considered the father of India’s White Revolution.

Why is National Milk Day Celebrated?

National Milk Day is celebrated on November 26 all over India, and it was established by the Food and Agricultural Organisation in 2014.

The day is dedicated to honouring Dr. Verghese Kurien, who is considered to be the father of India’s White Revolution. November 26 is also his birth anniversary, which is why this day is even more important as it also highlights his contribution to the country’s dairy farming and production.

First National Milk Day:

The Indian Dairy Association (IDA) in 2014, took the initiative to celebrate this day for the first time. The first National Milk Day was marked on November 26, 2014, in which various milk producers from 22 states participated.

Kerala-born, Dr Verghese Kurien is known as the ‘Milkman of India’ and the father of the 1970s White Revolution. He came with the one billion litre idea of turning a milk-guzzling country into world’s top dairy producer.

National Milk Day: Interesting facts about milk here

Milk is one of the best sources of calcium and the only drink in the world that contains such a large amount of natural nutrients.

Dr Verghese worked towards enabling the country to have its own production centres of milk. His support was crucial in making the Amul girl ad campaign-which is one of the longest-running campaigns for decades.

His accolades include Ramon Magsaysay Award, World Food Prize, Padma Shri, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and Wateler Peace Prize.

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Amazon Quiz Answers Today, November 25, 2020: Answer and Win Rs 5000 Pay Balance

Amazon quiz Answers Today, November 25, 2020: The Amazon Quiz for November 25, 2020, is live and today you have the chance to Win Rs 5000 Pay Balance.

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Ahmed Patel’s role in strengthening Congress will always be remembered: PM Modi

A top strategist of the Congress and a most-trusted ally of its president Sonia Gandhi, Patel (71) died in the early hours of Wednesday.

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Condoling the death of senior Congress leader Ahmed Patel, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said his role in strengthening the opposition party will always be remembered.

Patel spent years in public life, serving the society, Modi noted.

A top strategist of the Congress and a most-trusted ally of its president Sonia Gandhi, Patel (71) died in the early hours of Wednesday.

He was admitted to the Medanta hospital in Gurugram and had been critical for a few days. He had contracted COVID-19 and subsequently, developed complications.

“Saddened by the demise of Ahmed Patel Ji. He spent years in public life, serving society. Known for his sharp mind, his role in strengthening the Congress Party would always be remembered. Spoke to his son Faisal and expressed condolences. May Ahmed Bhai’s soul rest in peace,” the prime minister said in a tweet.

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