Thursday, 11 April 2013

Is Aspartame a silent killer?

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In October of 2001, my sister started getting very sick. She had stomach spasms and she was having a hard time getting around. Walking was a major chore. It took everything she had just to get out of bed; she was in so much pain. By March 2002, she had undergone several tissue and muscle biopsies and was on 24 various prescription medications. The doctors could not determine what was wrong with her. She was in so much pain, and so sick she just knew she was dying. She put her house, bank accounts, life insurance, etc., in her eldest daughter's name, and made sure that her younger children were to be taken care of. She also wanted her last hooray, so she planned a trip to Florida (basically in a wheelchair) for March 22nd.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

General Elections 2014 in India:

General election for parliament (Loksabha) and some of the state Legislative Assemblies are due during the year 2014. Present analyses indicate that no single party can gain even simple majority in the house. Hence, government would be formed after some of the parties combine together for the purpose of proving majority for forming government. These parties may claim that they would be working based on a common minimum programme acceptable to all parties. However, in practice the picture is different. Each and every party is interested in implementing individual party programme. The only common programme implemented is grabbing every opportunity for improving self state of every member of the house, both ruling and in opposition. There is a need to deal with such a possibility. Amalgamation of parties is no solution. In my opinion the concept of ruling party and opposition party must change. When every member of the house wants (at least theoretically) improvement in the condition of a common man why there should be a party in opposition. All members must be considered on the same side of the fence. If this concept is accepted then a solution is available for suchresults of election(s).

Central Pay Commission: for Government Employees, India

यदी आप गुगल क्रोम इस्तेमाल करते हो तो हिंदी में पढ़ने के लिये इधर क्लिक किजीये. फायर फॉक्स आय इस्तेमाल करते हो तो भी शायद पढ़ सकेंगे। प्रयत्न किजीये। Suggestions are invited by VIIth CPC Please click here for reading my suggestions and preparing your suggestions. These must reach the  Secretary VIIth CPC New Delhi before 31 July 2014. Click here now

Pay and wages of employees whether private or government do need revision based on the minimum living standard and expenditure incurred to sustain honourable living. In private sector it is easy to find minimum wages as these are based on the profit made by the employer. In case of government employees this criteria is not applicable as most of the services provided by the government cannot be assessed in terms of money. This is a social service and must be provided at any cost. Therefore, emoluments of government servants are more dictated by the maintenance cost rather than profit criteria. Therefore, pay commission considers maintenance cost of a family at different levels and provides adequate compensation for the services rendered by the government servants. Like in private sector management staff takes care of improvement of production with the help of workers in government officers take responsibility of service provided to the citizens. It is natural that management in private sector expects better compensation than the workers. In government sector law of equality is more prominent specially because there had been a big disparity between workers at entry level and officers at top most level. Emolument ratio had been as high as 30-35 when India became an independent nation. Every pay commission has considered this and brought down this ratio to approximately 16. In my opinion this ratio is reasonable and should continue in future.

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