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Top AAI appointment under question as selected candidate’s name added last minute

Hardeep Singh Puri is the Minister for both Housing and Civil Aviation.

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New Delhi, Jan 14 : A high-level appointment at state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) has raised eyebrows over the last-minute inclusion of a candidate and his selection by the Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB).

On January 8, two days before the interview for selection of the most-deserving candidate, the PESB partially modified its earlier communication to the authorities concerned and added the name of 1987 batch Indian Railways Accounts Service (IRAS) officer K. Vinayak Rao in the list of shortlisted candidates.

On January 10, the Board recommended the name of Rao for the key post. There were 11 candidates including Rao with six senior executives from the AAI.

“In partial modification to PESB’s communication of even number dated December 27, 2019 on the subject mentioned above, this is to state that Mr K Vinayak Rao, Finance Member, DDA (Indian Railway Accounts Service) has been included in the list of shortlisted candidates against the pool of Central Government category,” the PESB letter dated January 8 said.

Rao is currently Member, Finance at DDA which comes under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. The AAI comes under the administrative control of Civil Aviation Ministry.

Hardeep Singh Puri is the Minister for both Housing and Civil Aviation.

Many AAI senior executives have been questioning the process of selection in private discussion but declined to talk about it openly fearing disciplinary action.

“How can someone be entertained after the cut-off date for submitting application? In case the name had to be extended, why the date for submission of application was not extended for all the candidates?” asked a senior executive.

“The laid-down terms have been bypassed in this case,” he added.

The post of Member, Finance, at AAI had fallen vacant after resignation by S. Suresh in May, 2019. Following this, an advertisement was issued to fill the vacancy with November 28, 2019 as the last date for submitting the application.

(Nirbhay Kumar can be contacted at [email protected])

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Two more Covid-19 cases in Bengal, count now 20

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Kolkata, March 29 : Two persons, including an Army doctor, were on Sunday detected with the coronavirus infection here – in the first case of a medico getting afflicted with the dreaded Covid-19 in West Bengal, where the disease count has now gone up to 20.

The 52-year-old anaesthesiologist is now admitted at the Command Hospital, Alipore, state Health Department sources said.

A 66-year-old man also tested positive for the disease.

One person has died due to Covid-19 in the state so far.

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979 confirmed COVID-19 cases in India, 106 new cases, 6 new deaths

Coronavirus Outbreak LIVE Updates: 106 new cases, six deaths in last 24 hours, total now 979, says health ministry

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New Delhi, March 29 : 979 confirmed COVID-19 cases in India, 106 new cases, 6 new deaths.

  • Maharashtra was the worst hit state, followed by Kerala and Karnataka
  • 87 coronavirus patients have been cured/discharged across the countr

Here is state-wise tally of total coronavirus cases in the country:

  • Andhra Pradesh 14
  • Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 9
  • Bihar – 9
  • Chandigarh – 8
  • Chhattisgarh – 6
  • Delhi – 39 ( including 1 foreign national)
  • Goa – 3 ( including 1 foreign national)
  • Gujarat – 53 ( including 1 foreign national)
  • Haryana – 33 ( including 14 foreign nationals)
  • Himachal Pradesh – 3
  • Jammu and Kashmir – 31
  • Karnataka – 76
  • Kerala – 182 ( including 8 foreign nationals)
  • Ladakh – 13
  • Madhya Pradesh – 30
  • Maharashtra – 186 ( including 3 foreign nationals)
  • Manipur – 1
  • Mizoram – 1
  • Odisha – 3
  • Puducherry – 1
  • Punjab – 38
  • Rajasthan – 54 ( including 2 foreign nationals)
  • Tamil Nadu – 42 ( including 6 foreign nationals)
  • Telengana – 66 ( including 10 foreign nationals)
  • Uttarakhand – 6 ( including 1 foreign national)
  • Uttar Pradesh – 55 ( including 1 foreign national)
  • West Bengal – 17

While 319 of the positive cases were Indian, 41 are foreigners, the Health Ministry said in the 6.30 p.m. update.

“A total of 24 patients have been cured and discharged. Seven deaths have been reported across the country,” the Health Ministry said.

Among the 23 states and union territories where the cases were found, Maharashtra has the highest patient count followed by Kerala.

The number of cases across the country has been increasing on a drastic speed.

While Bihar, Punjab, Delhi, Gujarat, and Karnataka have reported one each coronavirus related deaths, Maharashtra has reported two deaths as of now.

A total of 75 districts across the country have been put under lockdown, with only essential services allowed.

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Rahul expresses Congress’s solidarity with govt in COVID-19 fight

Rahul said the sudden lockdown, announced by the government, created panic and confusion, and closure of factories, small industries and construction had rendered tens of thousands of migrants jobless forcing them to return to their villages.

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New Delhi, March 29 : Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi here on Sunday expressed his party’s solidarity with the government in the time of crisis and also suggested measures to overcome the panic and insulate the economy.

“The number of poor, who are daily wagers, is simply too large to shut down all economic activities. The consequences of economic shutdown will only add the Covid-19 toll,” said the former Congress chief. The shutdown could cause “catastrophic” loss of life, he added.

He urged the government to consider a nuanced approach, taking the complex realities of the country into consideration, prioritise protection of the elderly and the vulnerable, and communicate clearly to the young about the dangers.

Rushing of millions of people to their villages due to lockdown in cities would increase the risk of spread of coronavirus infection to their folk back home, he said. “This will lead to catastrophic loss of life,” Gandhi said.

“We must strengthen the social safety net and use every public resources to support and shelter the working poor,” he said.

The Congress leader also called for setting up of dedicated hospitals with thousands of beds and ventilators, and intensifying coronavirus tests to get an accurate picture of the spread of infection and to formulate suitable measures to contain it.

Rahul said the sudden lockdown, announced by the government, created panic and confusion, and closure of factories, small industries and construction had rendered tens of thousands of migrants jobless forcing them to return to their villages.

He urged the Prime Minister to help them find shelter and provide money directly into their bank accounts to let them tide over the crisis.

Expressing his and millions of Congress workers’ solidarity with the government in this immense humanitarian crisis, Gandhi suspected that the government might extend the lockdown.

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