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Jism 2- India’s 1st Erotic Thriller, trailer released on Twitter

Sunny Leone’s Bollywood debut film Jism 2 trailer has been unveiled on Twitter on Friday as promised by director Pooja Bhatt.

The first look of the trailer featuring the Canadian porn star Sunny Leone takes to the level of titillation which many would find too hot to resist. It is typical Sunny Leone style – sensual and obviously sexy. The film is expected to raise the bar of sensuality in Hindi cinema to a whole new level.

The Censor Board has given “A” certification to the film’s first trailer. Anyhow, Pooja had decided to release all trailers, promos and songs from her film. The director did not make any changes on the schedule of the trailer and release the uncensored song of Jism 2 on Internet.

Sunny will be romancing Saheb Biwi Aur Gangste actor Randeep Hooda and Yeh Saali Zindagi actor Arunoday Singh. The first trailer as soon as it was released got great appreciation from Sunny Leone’s fans.

In the Jism 2, Sunny Leone has depicted the character of a beautiful, hot and shameless seductive porn star who is employed by a confident intelligent officer ‘Arunoday Singh’ to trap a feared assassin ‘Randeep Hooda’. In course of time, she is caught in a strong love triangle with the intelligence officer and the assassin.

Sunny has justified her character in ‘Jism 2′ by extremely using her hot, seducing, sizzling, erotic body, which is considered the best in the industry.

The makers of the movie has also released a new poster of the film, along with its first trailer. The poster on Twitter features Sunny Leone and Randeep Honda.

Directed by Pooja Bhatt and produced by Dino Morea and Pooja Bhatt, the film stars international porn star Sunny Leone, Arunoday Singh and Randeep Hooda. The movie will hit the silver screens on August 3, 2012.

Nothing ever like it on Indian TV : Arnab Goswami’s veritable ‘Devil’s Dance’

Additional Secretary (retired), Cabinet Secretariat, Govt of India B. Raman writes in Sri Lanka Guardian about TIMES NOW Editor Arnab Goswami‘s theatrics while anchoring the prime times news at 9 on the Times Of India’s news channel:

 

Even if there is no exciting news, Arnab manages to produce excitement out of what is available.And when exciting news is available, Arnab keeps his viewers enthralled.

I understand Arnab Goswami of the Times Now news channel is an increasingly viewed news anchor of India today.

I am not surprised.
Ever since he started his 9 PM daily news programme, people no longer have to go to night clubs and bars for their evening excitement.

They get it in ample measure by watching his daily debates on the important news of the day.

It may not be appropriate to call them debates.
What he serves the viewers is a veritable Devil’s Dance— with no histrionics barred.
The more hysterical you are, the more valued you are by Arnab.
It is immaterial whether you know the subject, whether you have insights and whether you analyse lucidly.
What is important is your ability to add to the colour and excitement of his Devil’s Dance.
Things like Netiquette, politeness, courtesy, patience to let others speak, decorum, gravitas are not important.
It is not a debate, it is an exciting performance.
You can do anything so long as you attract viewers.
You can scream.
You can shout.
You can pull your hair and that of others.
You can try to monopolise the show by not letting others speak.
Not much is intelligible because everybody speaks and shouts at the same time.
As in some Greek shows where the author also joins the play as an active participant, Arnab is not just an anchor.
He also joins others in their histrionics.
There is never a dull moment in Arnab’s Devil’s Dance.
Even if there is no exciting news, Arnab manages to produce excitement out of what is available.
And when exciting news is available, Arnab keeps his viewers enthralled.
For the last three days, Indian TV news channels, which were going through the summer silly season, have found something exciting to show and talk about following the arrest of Abu Jundal, a co-conspirator of the 26/11 terrorist strikes in Mumbai, by the Saudi authorities and his transfer to Indian custody.
You can depend on Arnab to make the best out of the excitement.
His Devil’s Dance, full of anti-Pakistan histrionics, has acquired a new excitement, a new rhythm and new drum-beats.
Many retired spooks are happily joining the Devil’s Dance every day.
You can save money on going to bars and night clubs and instead watch Arnab’s show at 9 PM every night.
Nothing like it seen on Indian TV before.

Indian Media has lost their conscience: No talk about Indian Emergency of 1975

On 25 the June 1975  was the unfortunate day when President Fakhrudin Ali Ahmed  declared a state of emergency under article 352 of constitution of India upon the advise of prime Minister Indira Gandhi. Election’s and Civil liberties were suspended and suspension of article 352 effectively bestowed on President to rule by decree. In the history of Indian Independence Indian democracy was derailed for the first time.In 1977 democracy was restored and since then we are fortunate enough that our democracy has evolved and following the right path so that it could evolve.

 

I am not writing this post to glorify the resistance against government in emergency and they established democracy again in 1977. I am writing this article to convey the current status of one of the most important pillar of Democracy of the present era. This pillar is know as “MEDIA”. After visiting almost all the websites of Major Digital Channel and print newspaper in English and Hindi one point has astonished me no one is talking about Emergency of 1975.

One of my observation about Media is one part of their content strategy depends on what is trending on Twitter. All the English and Hindi website of Print media will write when Google will honor any one through a Google Doodle but their editorial framework don’t think that they should talk about “DARKEST PERIOD OF INDIAN DEMOCRACY” today as a significance to tell the story of history to the current generation. Why Indian Media don’t think that the current generation need to know the importance of the hard earned democracy in which they are living? Media is avoiding looking towards history and asking many question’s which is needed to answer is a dangerous trend for India and Indian democracy.

There is a Saying  when we start avoiding or telling lies about history history never forgives us. We are not telling lies but we are seriously avoiding our history. Since morning Emergency 75 is trending on Twitter India but not a single conventional media has come up with a story. On Twitter all the famous Editor of major digital news channel always present their views but today no one showed up with their enlightening views.

Two important characters of Indian emergency which is Emergency itself and Indira Gandhi were trending on Twitter for a long time. #Emergency75 is still trending on twitter India.

Rajdeep Sardesai who tweeted in defense . This is the sate in which Indian Media has reached when Editor in chief of a national news channel has to defend themselves. I have no right and knowledge to say anything about Rajdeep Sardesai and I prefer to believe what ever he is saying is true. on a personal level I believe people. There is one question I want to personally put in-front of him and all the editor in chief why people perspective towards media is not right.

 

What I have observed on Twitter is general public of India is surprised as emergency in 1975 didn’t get any importance or coverage from conventional media. I think the main reason behind this issue can be central Government which belongs to Congress didn’t want people to remember emergency which was imposed by Congress Party only. The story ahead you can easily guess. (This post was published by Rai, in http://videathink.com on June 25, 2012)

LOVE JIHAD: Conversion By Fake Love

 Dr Radhasyam Brahmachari

 

This author has tried to expose how the Muslim boys and men reportedly target school and college girls belonging to non-Muslim communities for conversion to Islam by feigning love, called “Love-Jihad”, mainly in the southern Indian state of Kerala and the adjoining state of Karnataka. It has also been mentioned that in October 2009, the Karnataka government announced its intentions to counter Love- Jihad, which “appeared to be a serious issue”. A week after the announcement, the government ordered a probe into the situation by the Crime Branch CID to determine if an organised effort existed to convert these girls and, if so, by whom it was being funded.  A similar investigation undertaken by the Kerala government revealed a shocking picture of thousands of Hindu and Christian girls falling into the trap of Love- Jihad by the Muslim young men . The numbers, from 2006 till 2009, of such Love- Jihad conversions on a district basis in Kerala is staggering. Below is a table giving the data, district wise, in Kerala with total incidents, cases registered, and those brought back with the help of various institutions and friends.

Table-1

Sr No. Name of the discrits No of Incidents Cases Registered Rescued
1 Thiruvananthapuram 216 26 6
2 Kollam 98 34 7
3 Alappuzha 78 22 6
4 Pathanamthitta 87 36 11
5 Idukki 156 18 9
6 Kottayam 116 46 13
7 Ernakulam 228 52 26
8 Trissur 102 41 19
9 Palakkad 111 19 9
10 Malappuram 412 88 31
11 Kojhikode 364 92 29
12 Kannur 312 106 27
13 Kasargode 586 123 68

The table shows that the number of girls converted in this way was 2876. But only 705 cases were registered. Kasargod tops the list of Jihadi conversions with a figure of 568. Only 123 incidents have been registered with the police.  Central investigation agencies have received information that 4000 such girls all over India who have been converted under Love-Jihad are being trained for Jihadi activities by Pakistan-based terrorist organizations.  Official statistics say that about 8 girls are reported missing under suspicious circumstances everyday in Kerala and this is the reason for their growing anxiety and fear of the parents of those girls.  Based on the statistics of the Crime Record Bureau of Kerala Police, Kochi’s National University of Advanced Legal Studies carried out a study in which it was found that the number of girls missing from Kerala was 2167 in 2007 and 2530 in 2008. Many believe that the actual number may be much higher than the numbers registered. The activities of Love Jihadis became more aggressive in Kerala in 2006. This led to the sudden increase in women and young girls disappearing from Kerala. According to Kerala Catholic Bishops Council, up to 4,500 girls in Kerala have been targeted, whereas Hindu Janajagriti Samiti claimed that 30,000 girls have been converted in Karnataka alone.Jihadi Romeos promise to marry unsuspecting young girls within 6 months if they convert to Islam and take and dump these girls in the conversion centers. These girls are subjected to various tortures for weeks in these conversion centers. There is information that these girls are shipped from the unmanned coasts of Kochi, Kozhikode, etc., to Mangalore, Goa, Chennai, Lakshadweep, from where they are taken abroad. Many of these girls are believed to be taken to the Gulf countries under the false pretence of a job and forced into prostitution once they reach there.

The Jihadi Romeos are given special ranks, rewards and money for carrying out their operation of trapping more and more unsuspecting girls into love snare. Jahangir Razak, a former student of Kozhikode Law College, one such Jihadi Romeo, is said to have trapped 42 girls till date. He is reportedly the link between a sex racket running in Chennai and terrorist organizations. One Shajahan from Pathanamthitta has trapped 6 young girls from Malayalappuzha Panchayat itself.

It may be mentioned here that during the days of monarchy, the Muslims could turn a kafir country (dar-ul-harb) into a Muslim country (dar-ul-Islam) only by military conquest. But today’s democracy has opened an easy path to them and that is by increasing their kind by procreating more children as used by the Prophet Muhammad in Medina, nearly 1400 years ago. In this demographic war, Muslim womb has emerged as the most powerful weapon. So, conversion of a non-Muslim woman into Islam simply means the conversion of a non-Muslim womb into a Muslim womb and giving birth to more jihadis. So, in a nutshell, the Love- Jihad campaign is an Islamic plan to trap Hindu and non-Muslim girls into fake love, compel them to accept Islam and use them as the instruments for bearing Muslim offspring.

The ultimate goal of Islam is to turn the entire world into a dar-ul-Islam and this goal is to be reached by converting each and every dar-ul-harb into a dar-ul-Islam. As mentioned above, a dar-ul-harb, in the present democratic setup, could be turned into a dar-ul-Islam by altering the demographic pattern or over populating the native population by Muslim population. This should be done as fast as possible, and their lies the need for converting non-Muslim wombs into Muslim wombs. The process has two pronged benefits. Firstly, it helps to swell Muslim population fast and secondly, it cripples the population growth of the non-Muslims native population.

The Modus-operandi of Love Jihad plan:

Recently the said Hindu Janajagriti Samiti has published a booklet, LOVE JIHAD, written by Ramesh Hanumant Shinde and Mohan Ajju Gowda and in that booklet, the authors have discussed the entire process how the Love Jihad agenda are being operated. At the very outset, it should be mentioned that the Muslim organizations operating in India receive huge money from Gulf countries to run the Love Jihad campaign. The Muslim Romeos are heavily rewarded for successfully seducing and converting non-Muslim girls into Islam.

The Muslim Romeos engaged in Love Jihad, earn Rs 200/- per day for their service to Islam. Influential Muslim clerics of Sambhajinagar, Aurangabad, Maharastra, have issued a fatwa that every Muslim youth, who is trying to trap Hindu or non-Muslim girls into Love-Jihad and converting them to Islam, would be awarded Rs 200/- per day. When such a girl is seduced, the youth is given a two wheeler and when he marries that seduced girl, he is given Rs 100,000 to Rs 200,000. A Muslim organization, named Muslim Youth Forum, has classified Hindu girls, and Muslim boy who lures a Hindu girl to marry him, is handsomely rewarded. The table 2 (below) shows the classification and the reward.

Table 2

Caste/Region of the girls lured into fake love affair Reward
1.  Sikh girls Rs 700,000
2.  Punjabi Hindu girls Rs 600,000
3.  Gujarati Brahmin girls Rs 600,000
4  Brahmin girls Rs 500,000
5  Kshatriya girls Rs 450,000
6  Gujarati girls of Kutch Rs 300,000
7  Jain / Marwari girls Rs 300,000
8  Backward caste / tribe girls Rs 200,000
9  Buddhist girls Rs 150,000

Above Table apparently shows that the task of converting a Sikh girl is hardest while it is easiest for a Buddhist girl. As mentioned above, the Love-Jihad campaign is funded by the Arab countries. A Saudi Arabia based organization, under the name of Indian Fraternity Forum, collects money for this purpose. The money is then transferred to India through hawala transaction.

The Hindu girls, who have migrated to the city from villages, are found to be easy prey. These poor girls normally do not have enough money to buy costly dresses to match the city life. “These girls are specifically targeted and given money. They are also lured into addictions like smoking and drinking alcohol etc. These girls, who are ensnared in Love-Jihad, become helpless and soon begin to  assist in ensnaring other Hindu girls”, the authors say.

The methods of luring Hindu girls:

The most common method of luring Hindu girls from schools and colleges is to loiter in around schools and colleges on two wheelers. As mentioned above, Jahangir Razzak, a student of Kozhikode Law College, has managed to lure 42 Hindu girls using this method.

The mobile phone has emerged as the most useful tool for the Love Jihadis. It is used for luring school and college going girls, and also for working women. The Muslim boys collect the mobile phone numbers of young Hindu and non-Muslim girls from Muslim mobile phone operators. Once a Muslim boy managed to get the mobile phone number of a Hindu girl, he starts sending SMS on her mobile phone and contacts her at night. In many cases, Muslim girls also play their part in Love-Jihad and introduce the Hindu girls to Muslim boys and to procure their mobile phone numbers.

During this preliminary stage, Muslim boys adopt Hindu names and Hindu etiquettes. They also gift mobile phones to Hindu girls who cannot afford it. In this context, Ms Leela Menon, the editor of the Malayalam daily Janmabhumi, says, “While personally visiting the houses of the girls who committed suicide due to Love Jihad, I found a common thing that, in all those cases the girls had received a mobile phone from their lovers. When I studied several such cases in Kerala as a journalist, I concluded that mobile phone is the single and most effective weapon of Love- Jihad”.

In Kerala, the birth place of Love Jihad in India, Christian girls are also being targeted by the Muslims. The Muslim Youth Forum has also declared a reward of Rs 400,000 for ensnaring and converting a Roman Catholic girl. The reward is Rs 300,000 for converting a Protestant girl. The Kerala Archbishop Council has taken the affaire of Love-Jihad very seriously. It has published guidelines to frustrate the attempts of the Love Jihadis to convert Christian girls.

Now a days, Internet is also being used on large scale to trap Hindu and non-Muslim girls. The Muslim thugs attempt to get closer and to develop friendship with Hindu girls through websites like Facebook or Orkut. They also take help of the matrimonial websites like Shadi.com or Jeevansathi.com to trap Hindu girls desirous of a marriage.

Muslim boys take up jobs in Hindu homes with the ulterior motive of ensnaring Hindu women in their love-dragnet. Hundreds of Hindu women have been defiled in Jaipur, Rajastan, with this trick.

Though Muslims, as a whole, lack in creative intelligence, they are super geniuses in planning evil and in conspiratorial or criminal plotting. This is reflected in inventing an ingenuous way to trap Hindu girls in the snare of Love-Jihad. Suppose a Hindu girl is passing through a lonely road and three or four Muslim boys indulge in eve-teasing. Then another Muslim boy, pretending to be an honest and virtuous non-Muslim, appears and rescues her.  Naturally, the girl develops an inclination to that boy, who utilizes this opportunity to get close to her, woo and seduce her. When the girl gets totally entrapped, he takes her to a mosque for converting her to Islam. In Ahmednagar (Maharastrs) alone, nearly 300 Hindu girls were entrapped and converted using this method.

Hindu Girls, who are given unlimited freedom by their parents, celebrate Valentine’s Day, Friendship Day and Rose Day etc. along with their friends as per the Western culture. The Muslim boys utilize these opportunities to get close to these girls. By continuous wooing, they gradually drag them in their love-dragnet. Many believe that some Muslim boys take the help of hypnotism to get hold of their prey. Professor Unnikrashnan, a Pharmacologist, believes that many Muslim boys use some special kind of drugs to turn them obedient to their seducers. These Muslim boys take the victims to some ice-cream parlours or juice centres owned by Muslims. There they add some kinds of seductive drugs to the drinks to be offered to the Hindu girls. These drugs meant for keeping the girls obedient to their seducers.

Application of Black-Magic or Vashikaran:

A Muslim organization, called Paigam Islam has released a fatwa asking Muslim boys to take the help of black magic (vashikaran) for entrapping the Hindu girls to their love drag-net. In fact, this Vashikaran is a Tantrik procedure that uses mantra (words), yantras (tools) and Bhasma (ash) and special kinds of medicines to bewitch, subjugate, attract, influence, allure, excite or entice the desired person. In fact, vashikaran refers to bringing a particular person under one’s complete control. Similarly, evil experiments like witchcraft, magic-spells, subtle attacks directed at a person etc. are known as black-magic. Muslim boys are believed to exercise all such practices to bring their targeted girls in their full control.

Behaviour of Hindu girls, who have undergone such spell of black-magic, alters considerably. To authenticate their claim, the authors of LOVE JIHAD have quoted the story of an educated Hindu girl Preeti, The story, given below, was narrated by Ms Arunatai Acharya of the Nari Raksha Manch, a satellite organization of Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

“A young girl, Preeti, from an immensely rich Rajasthani Hindu family, eloped with and married Abdul, a Muslim residing in a local slum. The police located her and took her to a remand home. However, it was difficult for the Police to keep her there for long as she was over 18 years of age and hence, legally a major. Therefore, her family members came to me with high hopes. On collecting full information about Abdul, it became clear that he was earning his bread by working as a coolie. The Police officials also came to know that Abdul had received Rs 50,000 for having ensnared Preeti in the love-dragnet. Then we chalked out a plan with Preeti’s family. According to that plan, as soon as she was released from the remand home, we took her to an unknown place.

  Upon reunion with her family members, there was no visible guilt on her face. She kept addressing herself as ‘Ayesha, wife of Abdul. According to the plan, Preeti was told that if Abdul became a Hindu, her family would allow her to marry him. She then called up Abdul from her mobile phone and asked him to be a Hindu. But he categorically refused and, on the contrary, threatened her with talaq (divorce) in a forceful voice. Despite this insult, Preeti shouted at her mother in Urdu that she would go to her husband and stay with him in whatever state he kept her.

Preeti was an educated woman who spoke Hindi, here she was speaking like a traditional Muslim girl. Her attire too was Islamic. Realizing a sudden Islamic change in her, I consulted a renowned astrologer. After an astrological study, he concluded that Preeti was a victim of black-magic (or vashikaran). The next day he went to her house and recited some mantras for two hours. Using lemon and Vibhuti, a ritual of Utrara was also performed on her. That night she was able to sleep peacefully for the first time in many days. When she woke up the next morning, she asked her parents to forgive her. Presently, she is advising her friends also to be vigilant about Love-Jihad.”

Another similar story, narrated by Dr Mallika and Ms Sangeeta Sharma of Manahshakti Samupdeshan, Kerala, runs as follows:

“In Kottayam (Kerala), Manjumal, a young Hindu nurse was lured by a Muslim youth with his sweet talks on mobile phone, and later they began to roam together. Her family members opposed to her affair and in her presence warned the youth not to have any relationship with her. Despite this, she was hell-bent on marrying him. On further inquiry it was found that a person with that name did not exist at all. Besides this, his address was also found to be false.

Manjumal was not allowed to go outside the house for two months. She was also told that her lover was a fraudster and was counseled on the dangers of Love-Jihad. Despite these attempts, she was not ready to listen to her family. Several months have passed now but she is still adamant on marrying the Muslim man. It is possible that she was subjected to black magic or vashikaran.”

The readers may recall that this author has discussed a case of application of black-magic or vashikaran to ensnare a Hindu girl called Shivani Acharya by a Muslim mason, in the state of Orissa.

There are some remedies, the family members of a victim can use to neutralize the effect of black magic or vashikaran. (1) Chanting the name of the family Deity uninterruptedly while keeping one hand on the head of the victim. (2) Performance of utara on her, using a lemon and Vibhuti of a sattvik incense stick. (3) Reside at a jagrit place (A place where the presiding Deity is in awakened state) or in the Ashrama of a Saint, for some time.

Acknowledgement:

Most of the facts narrated above have been taken from the book LOVE JIHAD, written by Mr Ramesh Shinde and Mr Mohan Gowda.

A WARNING TO HINDU & SIKH GIRLS!

THE MUSLIMS WON’T REST UNTIL THEY CONVERT YOU TO ISLAM!
£10,000 REWARDS ARE BEING GIVEN TO MUSLIM YOUTHS BY ISLAMIC
ORGANIZATIONS IN U.K. TO ANY MUSLIM BOY WHO CAN CONVERT
A HINDU OR SIKH GIRL. THEY ARE ON THE PROWL FOR GULLIBLE
HINDU GIRLS. BEWARE!

BE CAREFUL OF BEING TRAPPED INTO HAVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH
MUSLIMS BOYS IN YOUR SCHOOL AND COLLEGE. THE LOVE THEY
SHOW IS LOVE BASED ON AN ULTERIOR MOTIVE. TO GET YOU TO ACCEPT
ISLAM. HINDU GIRLS HAVE SUFFERED DIRE CONSEQUENCES FROM THESE
MUSLIM MEN WHO PROMISE TO LOVE THEM BUT TREAT THEM LIKE DOGS!

IF YOU MARRY A MUSLIM MAN AND YOU WILL LOOSE YOUR IDENTITY, YOUR
RELIGION, YOUR CULTURE, THEY WILL STOP YOU FROM MEETING YOUR MOTHER
AND YOUR FATHER AND YOU WILL EVENTUALLY BE BARRED FROM MEETING
ANY FAMILY MEMBER. THE CHOICE IS YOURS!

?? Do You want to join a Islamic Harem (Private Brothel) to loose Everything ??

Muslims want to use Hindu Girls and Women as Production Machines only to increase Muslim Numbers.

References:

[1] http://www.faithfreedom.org/articles/islamic-jihad-articles/love-jihad-in-india-hindu-and-christian-girls-lured-and-converted-to-islam/

[2] Incredible Story of Shibani Acharya, Victim of Seduction by Muslim: http://www.faithfreedom.org/articles/women-in-islam/incredible-story-of-shibani-acharya/

[3] Hindu Janjagruti Samhiti http://www.hindujagruti.org/news/6389.html

[4] Hindu Existence Blog http://hinduexistence.wordpress.com/tag/a-warning-to-hindu-sikh-girls/

Indian food regulator’s Rs 1000 crore media blitzkrieg to improve ‘food safety’ !!!

The meek justification being offered for this disproportionate funding for publicity is that people have to be made aware about various provisions of the Food Safety Act, 2006.

It appears India’s food regulator has got all its priorities horribly wrong. The regulatory body plans to spend a whopping sum of over Rs1,000 crore just on publicity during the 12th plan period.

The amount the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has sought from the government for publicity related activities is much more than what it plans to spend on its core activities – developing food safety standards, setting up testing labs, surveillance and so on.

Out of Rs6,548 crore for various projects and initiatives planned during the 12th plan period, as much as Rs1,019 has been earmarked just for publicity.

The meek justification being offered for this disproportionate funding for publicity is that people have to be made aware about various provisions of the Food Safety Act, 2006. While detailed rollout schedule and clear deliverables have been shown for various activities, the authority remains vague when it comes to its gigantic media spending plan.

All that the proposal says is ‘awareness generation/ IEC programme would be as per well-thought-out media plan to be undertaken regularly using all forms/formats of publicity having wide reach’.

The Rs1,000 crore media blitzkrieg is expected to result in ‘overall general awareness about food safety rules/ regulations and sensitisation of various stakeholders about food safety issues’.  Rs350 crore under the so-called media plan will be spent for undertaking a ‘comprehensive campaign utilising audio and video and print media for dissemination of messages’. An amount of Rs319 crore has been proposed for publicity utilising ‘non-media vehicles’ such as multi-coloured pamphlets on food safety, hygiene, prevention of food spoilage, use of potable water in cooking etc. Such material will be distributed to schools, vendors and will be displayed at bus and railway stations. Another Rs350 crore would be disbursed to states at the rate of Rs2 crore for every state every year for publicity in local language. (courtesy: Dinesh C. Sharma & MailOnlineIndia)

Indian PMO Salary Register: Pankaj Pachauri is the second-highest paid official

Pankaj Pachauri is the second-highest paid official in the PMO after the officer on special duty to the PM K. Muthu Kumar

They are the Prime Minister’s power pack, the movers and shakers in the all-powerful Prime Minister’s Office (PMO). Power flows from their file jottings and orders issued sometimes in monosyllables. Rarely seen in public, they reveal little about themselves, let alone disclose their pay.

The communications adviser in the PMO Pankaj Pachauri draws Rs. 1.3 lakh per month, only Rs. 30,000 short of the PM’s salary which is Rs. 1.6 lakh. Pachauri is the second-highest paid official in the PMO after the officer on special duty to the PM K. Muthu Kumar, who draws Rs. 1.44 lakh per month.

Interestingly, the top three officials in the PMO – principal secretary to the PM Pulok Chatterji, National Security Adviser Shiv Shankar Menon and adviser to the PM TKA Nair draw less than Pachauri. Chatterji considered the most important man in the PMO and the force behind all major policy decisions aimed at reviving up the government struggling to step out of a policy paralysis draws just Rs. 92,000 per month. Both Menon and Nair draw Rs. 1.13 lakh per month. PM’s special envoy S.K. Lambah also draws Rs. 1.13 lakh per month.

As far as immovable assets go, Menon owns two flats in Delhi, one in Mayur Vihar with a present market value of Rs. 1.5 crore and another in the posh Anand Niketan area with a market value of Rs. 10 crore. He earns Rs. 32.6 lakh annually from these properties. Chatterji owns two flats, one in Dwarka and another under-construction four-bedroom apartment in Greater Noida. He owns a residential plot in Faridabad as well. Nair has only one property, in Kerala; a double-storey house in Thiruvananthapuram. Overall, the PMO comes across as a huge department.

In all, 404 people keep it running at a monthly wage bill of Rs. 1.49 crore. Of the total budget of the PMO for 2012-13 which is Rs. 29.3 crore, 70 per cent (Rs. 20 crore) will be spent on paying salaries alone; Rs. 3.5 crore has been earmarked for ‘office expenses’. Every year, the PMO spends Rs. 3 crore on the foreign travel of officials or the PM and Rs. 45 lakh on domestic travel. There is no staff shortage. The only key post vacant is of media adviser to the PM after Harish Khare quit.