May 2017


One of my friend has shared a message in his social networking profile page that after his return from tour his house was cleaned spic and span by burglars. Added to the woes when he did a background check with the local chor bazaar, some of the things that has been burgled at his house had been sold at dirt cheap rates.

The most unfortunate thing is that police were refusing to register even a Community Service Register (CSR) incident leave alone a FIR. While the Greater Chennai police advertise that to register our trip visits to the police station, such not-so-stray incidents make us apprehend that registering our trips is a sure invitation to burglars because local conmen have more closer relationship and rapport with the unscrupulous cops.

I can recall a few incidents in metropolitan limits also.

  1. When several years back, MTC Bus crew handed over a pocket picker to Vadapalani police station the then inspector instead of filing a complaint was giving certificate to the accused like ‘These people are very good. Why are you guys insisting on filing pocket picking complaint on them?’

Screenshot of the message are enclosed herewith:

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HR CE department is part of Government of Tamil Nadu. Hence it would be a good gesture to have a website like
http://www.tnhrce.gov.in/
However they are having a website like
http://www.tnhrce.org/ 
.ORG is normally for non-profit NGO organizations in Internet.  We have sent a petition to Government of Tamil Nadu towards this vide GOVTN/E/2017/01478

We have an observation from Tamil Murasu ePaper dated 26th May 2017 page 5 that the temple pond belonging to Sri Sthalasyana Perumal (Mahabalipuram) is in a dilapidated condition. We have escalated this issue to the office of Prime Minister, Ministry of Water Resources and Government of Tamil Nadu besides an email to the HRCE commissioner (info@tnhrce.org)

Petition Reference Numbers:

  1. Office of Prime Minister PMOPG/E/2017/0302340
  2. Ministry of Water Resources MINWR/E/2017/00375
  3. Government of Tamil Nadu GOVTN/E/2017/01477

The newspaper clipping is shared below.

mahabalipuramtemple

I had been receiving stiff missed calls from the belowsaid number:

+91 80562 72865

And Truecaller revealed that it belongs to law enforcement. The amount of income they get along with varied allowances (legal) besides under-table commissions is abysmally huge and I don’t find a valid reason for this #MissedCalls.

And this has been duly reported to Government of Tamil Nadu vide GOVTN/E/2017/01430 on 22nd May 2017.

Update on 31st May 2017 from Government of Tamil Nadu:

petitioner requested to mention the detail address of the grievance to take necessary action

Ever since the merger of State Bank of India happened with its associates the newer problems faced by the bank itself are inflated debts on their books due to brand rebuilding and advertising. As a result of this they are devising to the following tricks.

  1. Increase in minimum balance for the customers
  2. Secretly activating the debit cards for customers’ whose accounts do not have debit cards and if customers raise voice they say it is the customer’s responsibility to deactivate the debit cards and since the card was active in the last financial year the charges can not be reversed.
  3. The branches are tight-lipped and are directed to talk with the call centers only who involve in parrot talk and put the problems of customers under the carpets.

A couple of weeks back I was transiting to Pallavaram by connecting at Metro and switching to MTC from Tirusulam bus stand. The time was almost 1830 hours but the national flag on the airport complex was not taken down.

I believe our National Flag code of conduct stipulates that it should be hosted during sunrise and taken down at sunset. One peer commuter was telling that since the lighting ambience is more the flag is always on the brighter area and perhaps this may be a source of exemption.

A clarification has been sent to Ministry of Civil Aviation dated 2nd May 2017 vide MOCAV/E/2017/00870

Update from Ministry on 5th May 2017 is below.

The reply of Airport Director, Chennai is as under – In connection with the reference made of giant National flag being flown at Chennai Airport, it is to mention that it’s a 100ft. tall monumental flag illuminated from ground and is permitted to be flown in accordance with provisions/guidelines contained with Flag foundation of India, similar flags are flown at other places across India and is not lowered after dusk, no constitutional provisions are violated in this regard. In view of above, matter stands disposed off.