www.thehansindia.com KURNOOL TUESDAY 5 JUNE 2018 PAGES 16 `5.00 Forecast: Scattered tstorms late Temp: Max.41°C. Min.28°C. Humidity: 47% Sunrise: 05:45 Sunset: 06:47 H Simultaneously published from Hyderabad | Warangal | Tirupati | Amaravati | Visakhapatnam | Khammam | Kurnool | Delhi H RAMZAN TIMINGS WINDOWS Iftar Saher (Tue) 6.53 pm YSRCP MLA Alla grilled in Parl panel seeks DSP illegal assets case roadmap on NPAs (Wed) 4.09 am S P6 Miss Queen of India 2018 winner Kerela's Lakshmi Menon (C) with first runner-up Punjab's Simran Malhotra (R) and second runner-up Delhi's Iswarya Sahdev (L) during the grand finale, in Kochi on Monday Constitution in danger: Goa Archbishop Panaji: The Indian Constitution is in danger, Goa's Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao has said, adding that a "new trend" of mono-culturalism, which demands uniformity in what and how one eats, dresses, lives and even worships, is putting human rights at risk. In the latest annual pastoral letter to Catholics in Goa, Ferrao also exhorted agencies of the Church in Goa to actively participate in social movements and urged lay Catholics to play an active part in politics. "At the time of elections, the candidates confuse the minds of many people by making false promises. And the people, on their part, often sell their precious votes for selfish, petty gain,” he said. Shillong tense, curfew imposed Shillong: The authorities on Monday extended curfew in the Meghalaya capital as violence continued in tension-hit areas the previous night with mobs indulging in stone-pelting on security forces for the last four days. "Curfew has been imposed from 4 p.m. on Monday to 5 a.m. Tuesday in Shillong as there is likelihood that breach of peace may spread to other parts of the city," Deputy Commissioner (East Khasi Hills) Peter S Dkhar said. pecial Investigation Unit (SIU) of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Monday grilled the Mangalagiri YSRCP MLA Alla Ramakrishna Reddy at the ACB head office here for over two hours in connection with the purchase of land belonging to tainted deputy superintendent of police Durga Prasad in 2006-2007 P arliamentarians on Monday asked bankers to prepare a roadmap to deal with mounting bad loans in the system, which touched Rs 8.31 lakh crore at end-December 2017. BJP LACKS ETHICS: NAIDU Alleges saffron conspiracy against TDP OUR BUREAU S Kota (Vizianagaram): Pledging not to rest until he took Andhra Pradesh to the top position in India, Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu on Monday said he was not afraid of the BJP at the Centre regardless of how long it would continue its attempts to derail the growth of the state. Addressing a public meeting here after taking part in Rachchabanda, he said the BJP, in fact, with its lopsided and ill-advised policies like the demonetisaion of high value currency notes, had sent not only the state’s but also the country's growth on a downward spiral. "Even now we could see the aftereffects of demonetisation. People are struggling to withdraw their money from banks and ATMs," he said. Unleashing a torrent of invective at the BJP for its “corrupt character”, Naidu said its true colours became known when it attempted to purchase MLAs in Karnataka to pass the trial of Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu shaking a leg with tribal artistes in S Kota on Monday strength in the Assembly but could not succeed. "The TDP never encouraged such unethical practices," he said, adding that the TDP always stood for a corruption-free society and that it would never support anyone who turns venal. Naidu reiterated that the YSRCP and the Jana Sena had joined forces to work against the TDP’s interests at the instance of the BJP at the Centre. All the three parties Bending rules to line their pockets! Officials hoodwink govt in outsourcing of staff NARESH NANDAM point outsourcing agencies to supply manpower whenever reOngole: Officials have reportedly quired at the site of the work. lined their pockets, taking adThe government pays the outvantage of a government order sourcing agency as agreed in the that they could outsource staff to contract, which should pay the beat the problem of staff crunch outsourced employee for his in their respective departments. work. The agency will make sure According to reliable sources, that the outsourced employee is a number of officials have crequaliﬁed as per the requirement ated outsourcing agenand maintains a register cies and are dipping and attendance. The Some their hands into in-charge governofficials have their the government ment official, benamis establish agentill, inﬂating under whom cies and are passing verbal the number of the out-sourcorders to make sure the workers ing employee ground level staff submits rehired and works has ports that a full complement of limited liabilpaying less engineering assistants had than the ity and just worked in all days though amount premakes sure the 50 per cent of them are scribed by the work is done by government. him. There are alnot appointed The state governlegations that the ment has allowed deseniors and retired offipartments including Housing, cials in the departments are takRoads and Buildings (R and B), ing advantage of the outsourcing District Rural Development agencies. They are learnt to have Agency (DRDA), District Water had their benamis establish the Management Agency (DWMA), agencies and are passing verbal Panchayat Raj engineering, orders to make sure the ground Mahatma Gandhi Natioan level staff submits reports that a Rurla Employment Guarantee full complement of engineering Scheme (MGNREGS) to apassistants had worked in all days, point temporary staff on projthough 50 per cent of them are ect to project basis. not appointed. Continued on P6 It asked the officials to ap- are conspiring against the TDP government in the state, but their antics would not succeed in Andhra Pradesh, he said. Referring to the welfare programmes taken up in the state, Naidu said that his government was committed to paying unemployment allowance to the youth and supporting the farm sector by waiving agriculture loans of farmers. "At present 50 lakh people are getting social security pensions in the state," he said. Naidu said that since he had to put in extra effort to develop the state as it remained at the receiving end after bifurcation in 2014, he had kick-started economic activities in all sectors. "If the state clocked double digit growth, it was because of the pro-active role the government had played. At a time when the nation's growth average was three percent in agriculture sector in 2017-18, the state's growth rate was 17 per cent,” he said, adding: "My aim is to turn agriculture into proﬁtable avocation for the farmer." Earlier, speaking at Rachchabanda, he said that he wants to rebuild the state as early as possible. “I have been working to reconstruct our state after bifurcation but the centre is not supporting me. Though I visited Delhi 29 times, the Prime minister did not extend any support. We, then, realised that it was a deliberate act and parted company with the NDA,” he said. P13 Bihar girl tops NEET with 99.99% S Among the top 50, AP gets 5 ranks including 8th rank S Telangana’s Rohan Purohit bags 2nd rank with 99.997 Kalpana Kumari, Rohan Purohit and Anirudh Babu New Delhi/ Hyderabad: Scoring the highest marks in NEET 2018 with an incredible 99.9999 percentile, Bihar girl Kalpana Kumari has bagged the All India Rank 1 in CBSE’s NEET medical entrance exam. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) announced the results of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2018 on its official website on Monday. The exam was held on May 6 in over 130 cities at 2255 exam centres. While the results were to be out on June 5 according to the official Be the ‘change makers’ Improve lives of marginalised people, Kovind tells Governors New Delhi: President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday asked the Governors of states to act as change makers by improving the lives of marginalised people and enhancing higher education standards. In his opening address at the two-day conference of Governors and Lieutenant Governors, which began at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, he said a Governor is a mentor and guide for the state government and an important link in the federal structure. "The people of the state view the office of the governor and the Raj Bhavan as a fount of ideals and values," Kovind said. He said there are approximately 100 million people in the country who belong to the Scheduled Tribes. "As Governors you can help in the shaping of a road map for the betterment of lives of our fellow citizens, who have not beneﬁted as much as expected from our development journey," the President said.He said India is blessed with the largest youth population in the world. "As Governors, you are guardians of our youth, in the sense that you can inspire young people to absorb the right moral values and you can motivate them to both pursue modern education and remain sensitive to our Indian ethos," Kovind Continued on P6 said. President Ram Nath Kovind along with Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu exchanges greetings with the governors at the Conference of Governors at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on Monday PM seeks Governors’ help in execution of Central schemes New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday urged the Governors to leverage their experience to help people derive maximum beneﬁts from Central schemes and reminded them of their pivotal role in a federal structure. S P11 schedule, they have been released a day earlier than expected. Kalpana’s overall score is 691 out of 720, under which she obtained 171 out of 180 in physics, 160 out of 180 in Chemistry, 360 out of 360 in Biology (Botany and Zoology). Close behind Kalpana is Rohan Purohit from Telangana (99.9997) and Himanshu Sharma from Delhi, both of whom scored 690 marks. Apart from the second rank, Siddharth Ravi from Telangana bagged the 25th rank. Continued on P6 Monsoon moves into more parts of Seema, coastal AP OUR BUREAU Hyderabad: The Southwest Monsoon advanced into some parts of Rayalaseema and coastal Andhra Pradesh on Monday. The Met department bulletin said conditions were becoming favorable for further advance of the monsoon into remaining parts of Rayalaseema, some parts of coastal Andhra and the central Bay of Bengal during the next two days. Conditions are very likely to become favorable for further advance of the monsoon into some more parts of coastal AP in the next twothree days, as the northsouth trough runs from the cyclonic circulation over southwest UP to the westcentral Bay off the south AP coast. In a warning to Andhra Pradesh, the bulletin said thunderstorms with gusty winds were very likely to occur at isolated places in the state on June 5. Heavy rain is very likely at isolated places in north coastal AP and Rayalaseema. On June 6, thunderstorms are very likely in isolated places in the coastal districts. Heavy rain is very likely to occur in north coastal AP. Awful state of junior colleges in Andhra Pradesh S FROM ICHCHAPURAM TO KUPPAM, COLLEGES LACK FACULTY S SYLLABUS CHANGED, BUT NEW BOOKS YET TO REACH COLLEGES V PRADEEP KUMAR Tirupati: From Ichchapuram in Srikakulam district to Rallabuduguru in Kuppam of Chittoor district, about 135 government junior colleges in the state have either only one regular faculty who has been also entrusted with additional responsibilities of acting as principal or no regular faculty at all. This has been the bane of the Intermediate education in government colleges for years together. Even as the issue lay unattended and even when text books have been distributed for the new syllabus, colleges reopened on June 1 and another academic year has begun. Normally, the textbooks should reach all the colleges in May itself. This year the entire syllabus of language subjects has been changed and the new books were released on Monday. It will take more time for them to reach all districts since almost ﬁve lakh books are required. In other subjects also, changes have been made in the syllabus. Last year the board has sent the textbooks to the colleges almost in Sep- tember – October. At that time, it was said that they did not print text books as a change in syllabus was expected this year. It was after the outcry from parents, officials took steps to print 50 per cent of total indent. Oral instructions were also given to the colleges to collect textbooks from outgoing students and pass it on to new students. Even after all this, they could not send the books with revised syllabus before the reopening of colleges this year. Speaking to The Hans India, District Vocational Education Officer (DVEO) Vishwanath Naik made it clear that they had sent the indents already. Apart from books, several basic problems also plague Intermediate education in the state. Several Principals who have been holding additional charge as principals. In the absence of regular principals in about 160 colleges of 448 colleges in the State, senior lecturers have been entrusted with the additional responsibility. Apart from regular teaching, they have to look after administration and scholarship works which they feel is burdensome. Continued on P6
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