You are on page 1of 1

DELHI, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2015

Regd. DL(ND)-11/6110/2006-07-08 RNI No. TNENG/2012/49940 ISSN 0971 - 751X Vol. 5 No. 30 CITY EDITION 24 Pages Rs. 8.00 www.thehindu.in

TRINAMOOL MP
GETS BAIL

CANCER CASES
MAY RISE BY 70%

JORDAN HANGS
TWO JIHADISTS

JAYAVEENA
SETS RECORD

PAGE 7

PAGE 11

PAGE 13

PAGE 18

Printed at Chennai, Coimbatore, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Madurai, Noida, Visakhapatnam, Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Vijayawada, Mangaluru, Tiruchirapalli, Kolkata, Hubballi, Mohali, Allahabad and Malappuram

INSIDE
NUCLEAR MATERIAL

India to share data


NEW DELHI: India has agreed to
share data on nuclear material
and equipment to make the U.S.
waive its tracking
requirements on that
material. According to sources,
this concession was the reason
for the breakthrough in
agreement on the
administrative arrangements
for the Indo-U.S. civilian
nuclear deal.

BREAKTHROUGH | PAGE 10

25 PASSENGERS KILLED

Plane crashes in
Taiwan river

TAIPEI: At least 25 people were


killed on Wednesday when a
passenger plane operated by
TransAsia Airways clipped an
overpass soon after take-off
and plunged into a river in
Taiwan. As the rescue
operation continued into the
night, a crane lifted the rear
and central sections of the
plane from the water, with one
body retrieved from inside.

INTERNATIONAL | PAGE 13

METROPLUS
4 Pages

SARADHA FALLOUT Modi cracks the whip

Quotas do not hurt


efficiency, says study

Home Secretary sacked


L.C. Goyal
appointed in
his place

It measured
impact of
reservation on
productivity in
Railways

Jatin Gandhi
NEW DELHI: Union Home Secretary Anil Goswami was given
his marching orders late on
Wednesday night for allegedly
trying to stall the arrest of Saradha scam accused and former Minister Matang Sinh.
The nal decision was taken
after Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister
Rajnath Singh met and discussed the issue, a highly
placed source in the Ministry
told The Hindu.
An official source in the
Ministry said: The Home
Secretary has resigned. I have
no further details.
Another source said Mr.
Goswami was asked to resign.
He is the third top ranking bureaucrat to have been shunted
out since the Modi government took charge. Earlier, in
January, the tenures of Foreign Secretary Sujatha Singh
and Defence Research and Development Organisation chief
Avinash Chander were cut
short.
An official order late at
night said Mr. Goswamis request for voluntarily retiring
from service was accepted
with immediate effect. Rural

Rukmini S.
NEW DELHI: A rst-of-its-kind

study of the impact of reservations in public sector jobs


on productivity and efficiency has shown that the affirmative action did not reduce
productivity in any sector,
but had, in fact, raised it in
some areas.
In the pioneering study,
Ashwini Deshpande, Professor at the Delhi School of Economics,
and
Thomas
Weisskopf, Professor of Economics at the University of
Michigan, measured the impact of reservation for
Scheduled Castes (SCs) and
Scheduled Tribes (STs) on
productivity and efficiency
in the Indian Railways between 1980 and 2002. The
study was published in the
World Development journal.
The Indian Railways is the
worlds largest employer
where affirmative action applies, Ms. Deshpande said. It
employs between 1.3 and 1.4
million people at four levels
of employment Group A to

Anil Goswami (left), who was summoned by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, has
admitted to calling up CBI officials dealing with the Saradha case.
FILE PHOTO: SANDEEP SAXENA

Development Secretary L.C.


Goyal was appointed in his
place, the order from the Appointments Committee of the
Cabinet said.
The Hindu had reported the
unsavoury controversy after
details of Mr. Goswamis calls
were shared by Ministry officials with the Home Minister
on Tuesday. Mr. Goswami,
who was summoned by Mr.
Singh on Wednesday morning, admitted to calling Central Bureau of Investigation
officials dealing with the Saradha case, an official revealed. The Home Minister
met Mr. Goswami and CBI Director Anil Sinha in the matter
separately, but in quick suc-

cession, in North Block on he remained unavailable for


Wednesday morning. The comment till late into the
meetings lasted over 30 min- night, he went on with his offiutes each, it was added.
cial routine after meeting the
During his meeting with Home Minister. He attended
the Home Minister, Mr. Gos- office till late in the evening
wami conrmed that he had and held a meeting with Demade the calls, the official fence Ministry officials.
said. There are no details
Accused in the multi-crore
available for the explanation Saradha scam, Sinh was aroffered by Mr. Goswami for rested by the CBI team last
speaking with the CBI special Saturday.
investigation team. Sources in
His phone was under surMr. Singhs office conrmed veillance for some time before
that he subsequently briefed the arrest and call records
Mr. Modi about the matter showed that Sinh had also
and the two meetings he had. spoken with the Home SecreMr. Goswamis tenure would tary, a source said.
have ended in June this year,
but has been curtailed followMAJOR RESHUFFLE IN
ing the serious charges. While CBI | PAGE 10

Group D, with Group A employees being the seniormost. There is 15 per cent
reservation for the SCs and
7.5 per cent reservation for

Since an individuals impact on productivity is impossible to estimate, Ms.


Deshpande and Mr. Weisskopf compared zones and periods of time with higher
numbers of SC and ST emEXCLUSIVE
ployees with those with lowthe STs at all levels, with ad- er numbers, keeping other
ditional reservation for Oth- variables constant. They
er Backward Classes (OBCs). found no negative impact on
The study looked at SC and productivity and efficiency
ST employees in Group A and in any area, and some posiB only, since people from tive effects in some areas of
marginalised backgrounds work.
would have been unlikely to
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION SPURS
reach high levels of employMOTIVATION | PAGE 10
ment without reservation.

Finance panel report not unanimous India to remain investors choice


Puja Mehra
NEW DELHI: The 14th Finance

Commission, chaired by former Reserve Bank Governor


Y.V. Reddy, has not submitted
a unanimous report. Abhijit
Sen, commission member,
gave a dissent note to the
report.
The Modi government has
not yet announced its decision

on the report submitted to


President Pranab Mukherjees
office in mid-December.

ary 23.
I cannot say anything on
the commission until its report is tabled in Parliament,
Dr. Sen said. The Third FiEXCLUSIVE
nance Commission too had a
Union Finance Minister Arun dissent note, and the then
Jaitley did not table it in Par- Union government accepted it,
liament during the Winter Ses- rejecting one of the recomsion. Mr. Jaitley is expected to mendations of the panel.
present it during the Budget
BIGGER PIE FOR STATES | PAGE 10
Session due to begin on Febru-

ECO CLEARANCE Cong. defends itself

Rahul takes on
Jayanthi Natarajan

despite hike in remittances


Sriram Srinivasan &
Sanjay Vijayakumar
CHENNAI: If you had invested

in equities in Denmark, New


Zealand or the U.S. in early
2010, you would have enjoyed returns of about 100
per cent or more by now. So,
when the Reserve Bank of
India on Tuesday effectively
allowed individuals to buy
assets overseas for up to
$250,000 a year (about Rs.
1.5 crore in current prices),
the
investment
choice
would have seemed obvious.
In reality, the really moneyed Indians obvious immediate
investment
destination now will be In-

in developed countries outperformed those in emerging markets (roughly 72 per


cent to 19 per cent). But in
the past one year, Indian equities have topped all others
with over 50 per cent returns. Anil Rego, CEO of investment
management
company Right Horizons,
said the decision of the central bank augured well for
the long run, making it possible for investors to diversify their investments across
countries. It helps manage
risk very well, he said. But,
in the short run, he said, India. True, as an S&P Dow dias doing well.
Jones Indices report of JaSIGNALS IN REAL ESTATE | PAGE 10
nuary 30 indicates, equities

Jatin Anand
NEW DELHI: Breaking his
silence on allegations
levelled by former
Environment Minister
Jayanthi Natarajan,
Congress vice-president
Rahul Gandhi on
Wednesday said he did
intervene in her Ministry
matters on behalf of
tribal and poor people.
YesI did so...The
only reason why I
am in politics is
because I stand
by the poor,
because I want to
ght for their rights.
Yes, I called her and
told her to ensure
that their rights
werent infringed
upon. I admit it,
Mr. Gandhi told a
campaign meeting at
Jheelwala Park in West
Delhis Janakpuri,

emphasising that he did


nothing wrong.
That is my politics. I
am not in politics to
promote the interests of
a handful of
industrialists, but to take
up issues that matter to
the poor, the Adivasis.

BJP STOKING COMMUNAL


VIOLENCE | PAGE 10

DELHI DECIDER
Kejriwal, Bedi war of words
NEW DELHI: Kiran Bedi says

negativity suits Kejriwal and


his aim was to grab media attention, in reply, the AAP leader asks her to look into his eyes
and tell if he has done something wrong.
MORE ON | PAGE 2, 3, 4, 5 & 11

AAP predicts
landslide win

Opinion polls
lies, says Modi

Gargi Parsai

Sowmiya Ashok

NEW DELHI: As the election cam-

NEW DELHI: From a park surrounded by houses with exposed brick walls, Prime
Minister Narendra Modi on
Wednesday afternoon made a
pitch for his development
mantra in his fourth and last
election jan sabha ahead of the
Delhi Assembly polls.
He went on to trash opinion
polls that have over the last few
days predicted a majority for
the AAP and appealed to people
not to get swayed by these lies.
DETAILS | PAGE 2

paign reached a feverish pitch


in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi Party
predicted a landslide victory
for itself in the Delhi Assembly
polls and its leader Arvind Kejriwal as a favourite chief ministerial candidate, notching 53
per cent of votes as against 34
per cent for BJP's Kiran Bedi.
The party-commissioned
pre-poll survey said that the
AAP is likely to win 51 of the 70
seats in the Delhi Assembly.
DETAILS | PAGE 2

CM
YK

ND-ND