Javadekar says Jio institute selected under greenfield category

Parliament of India
Parliament of India

New Delhi, July 26 : Lok Sabha is discussing The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill, 2018, while the Rajya Sabha is discussing the role of social media in spreading rumours that led to lynching in various parts of India.

Monsoon Session day 7 live updates:

Debate on anti-trafficking bill:

Sreemathi Teacher (CPI-M): Trafficking must include forced marriages also.

Satabdi Roy (Trinamool): Children over six years are being separated from their mothers in camps housing Bangladeshi migrants. Many mothers have approached me wanting to know about their children.

Kaushalendra Kumar (RJD): Agents who facilitate such trafficking must be severely punished.


 

Rajya Sabha defers discussion on The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018


Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar issued clarification in the Parliament on the seventh day of the Monsoon session on the issue of  granting tag of eminence to Jio institute.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that the Jio institute has not been granted any status of eminence. He added it has been selected under greenfield category and only given letter of intent.

After facing criticism for granting the “Greenfield or Institution of Eminence” status to proposed Jio Institute of Reliance Foundation and #JioInstitute began trending on Twitter, the Narendra Modi government accused the critics of carrying ‘ misinformation campaign’ in social media.


Maneka Gandhi proceeds to move The Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill.

Union Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi asked, “How can we sit silent when we see women and children being bought and sold like slaves?”

 Gandhi goes on to provide data on number of trafficking incidents reported. She says while the current laws define trafficking an offence, there are lots of gaps.

 Gandhi says that the Bill allows police officers to undertake rescues as and when they receive information.

The Bill also put the victim in witness care to ensure effective prosecution, says the Minister.



Mallikarjun Kharge picks holes in appointment and promotion of professors. He says the roster system is a way to surpass reservation. He also says the SC/ST reservation was diluted by a Supreme Court judgement and cries foul at the judge who delivered the judgment being made the Chairperson of NGT.


 

BJP MP Maheish Girri, prior to the adjournment of the upper house, raises the issue of death of three girls due to starvation. He added that the Delhi government is trying to cover up the incident.


Mallikarjun Kharge picks holes in appointment and promotion of professors. He says the roster system is a way to surpass reservation. He also says the SC/ST reservation was diluted by a Supreme Court judgement and cries foul at the judge who delivered the judgment being made the Chairperson of NGT.


Yashwant Sinha, former Union minister and a senior BJP leader, also slammed the decision to bestow the recognition on Jio Institute. He tweeted, “Jio Institute has not even been set up. It is not in existence. Yet govt grants it eminence tag. That is the importance of being M Ambani.”

The Ministry stated that the purpose of this provision is to allow private investment to come into “building global class educational infrastructure”.

On Wednesday, following the Congress party’s footsteps, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) too moved the privilege motion against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Piyush Goyal for “misleading the House” on the 14th Finance Commission.

The privilege motion pressed against Modi and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman by the Congress on the Rafale deal was taken up by the Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan for “consideration”.

 

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