Monthly Archives: September 2012

Black money: India to expand customs overseas snoop network. COIN, talk to Schweizer Illustriete.


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Black money: India to expand customs overseas snoop network

Agencies Posted online: Sun Sep 30 2012, 12:52 hrs

New Delhi : India is considering a proposal to expand its Customs Overseas Intelligence Network across Asia for checking cross-border illegal trade and blackmoney besides gathering information on commercial frauds.
A proposal in this regard is under consideration of the Ministry of External Affairs, sources said.

The network, which functions under the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence under the Finance Ministry, plays a pivotal role in exchange of information related to cross-border illegal trade.

At present, there are nine Customs Overseas Intelligence Network (COIN) offices in various cities including London and Brussels. The Finance Ministry has recently approved two COIN offices in China, the proposal which has been agreed upon by the MEA.

“Two COIN offices are yet to be established in China. There has been an in-principle approval on it by the Finance Ministry and the MEA. The MEA is also looking into the possibility of opening few more such offices in Asian nations. However, no final decision has been taken so far,” a source said.

He said the main area of focus would be South East region which includes Malaysia, Philippines, Cambodia, Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand among others.

The need for expanding the network was felt after authorities found that a majority of illegal goods were originating from these countries and being smuggled to India using different gateways, sources said.

Customs officials have noticed spurt in activity related to Trade Based Money Laundering (TBML) through illegal export to India from South East nations.

“The government is in talks with all the stake holders. An appropriate decision will be taken soon,” an official, in the know of the status on the proposal, said.

The sources said the MEA is also considering a proposal to set up 14 new Income Tax Overseas Units (ITOUs) to deal with the menace of blackmoney and keep a tab on illegal routing of funds from abroad and parking of money in foreign countries.

A similar proposal to position liaison officers in some of the countries by CBI is also under consideration of the MEA.

India has already established 10 ITOUs in its missions at Cyprus, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, the UAE, the UK, the US, Mauritius and Singapore.

The ITOUs are manned by tax officers who are designated as first secretaries to maintain effective coordination and liaison between Indian tax authorities and the tax authorities of countries concerned.

These units are mandated to obtain information on tax and financial data of investments made by individuals and institutions in these countries and facilitate exchange of data on legal investment or routing of money in the country and vice-versa.

The CBI has decided to open its offices in the UK, the US and the UAE to liaise with their law enforcement agencies which would help in execution of its judicial requests on real time basis.

Sources said the MEA is looking into all the proposals by the Customs and the I-T departments and the CBI.

A recent Finance Ministry report on blackmoney has recommended to expand and strengthened the scope and reach of COIN offices to check suspicious trade transactions.

“DRI maintains constant interaction with its Customs Overseas Intelligence Network offices to share intelligence and information through diplomatic channels on the suspected import/export transactions to establish cases of mis-declaration, which are intricately linked with tax evasion and money laundering.

“The scope and reach of COIN offices should be further expanded and strengthened. Customs officers should be stationed in major trading partner countries to liaise with customs authorities of those countries and cause verifications of suspicious trade transactions,” the report has said.

All for the greater glory of Nehru, Indira and Rajiv!

By A Surya Prakash on September 16, 2012

In a planned and systematic effort to gain unfair advantage over other political parties, the Congress has named all major Government programmes, projects and institutions in the country after three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family — Rajiv Gandhi, Mrs Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru — who are its icons, and disturbed the level playing field in the electoral arena.

Over the last 18 years, on a rough estimate about 450 Union and State Government programmes, projects and national and State level institutions involving public expenditure of hundreds of thousands of crores of rupees have been named after these three individuals.

While it is the prerogative of a Government to name an institution after a person whom it considers to be a national or State leader, Government programmes which have been initiated to ameliorate the lives of millions of citizens (like drinking water, housing and employment guarantee schemes and old age pensions) fall into an entirely different category. If the nomenclature of these programmes is not politically neutral, the sanctity of the democratic system would be in jeopardy.

Among the big ticket programmes that have been cleverly named after members of this family by the Union Government to extract unjust electoral mileage is the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana (rural electrification programme), which involved an outgo of Rs 28,000 crore during the Eleventh Plan period. The drinking water mission, with an allocation of Rs 21,000 crore over three years is also named after him and is called the Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission.

Other schemes, touching millions of people, which bear his name are the Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for Children of Working Mothers; the Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana (to promote small enterprises); the Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana and the Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana (both insurance schemes).

Likewise, there are many mega programmes named after Mrs Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru by the Centre. For example, there is Indira Awas Yojana. Also named after her is the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme. Programmes named after Jawaharlal Nehru over the last two decades are the Jahawarlal Nehru Rozgar Yojana and the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. The Rozgar Yojana, which later metamorphosed into Jawaharlal Gram Samruddi Yojana, was meant to provide employment to millions of unemployed citizens.

Similar Trend in States

This trend is even more apparent in the States, which have vied with each other to name programmes and schemes after these three members of the Nehru-Gandhi Family whenever the Congress was in power.

Here is a sample: Rajiv Gandhi Breakfast Scheme, Pondicherry; Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojana, Delhi; Rajiv Arogyasri Health Insurance scheme, Andhra Pradesh; Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Mission, Assam; Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme, Haryana; Rajiv Gandhi Vidyarthi Suraksha Yojana, Maharashtra; Rajiv Gandhi Tourism Development Mission, Rajasthan; Indira Kranthi Patham Scheme and Indira Jeevitha Bima Pathakam, Andhra Pradesh; Indira Gandhi Niradhar Yojana and Indira Gandhi Landless Agriculture Labour Scheme, Maharashtra; Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana; Indira Gandhi Calf-Rearing Scheme, Andhra Pradesh.

A perusal of these programmes and schemes shows a systematic attempt by the Congress to name every Government programme concerning every citizen – man ,woman, child; every possible circumstance in the life of every citizen – child bearing, child rearing, education of children, food, education of youth, employment, marriage, unemployment, destitution, handicap; and every possible challenge flowing out of lack of infrastructure – drinking water, electricity and housing after just three members of this political family who are icons of the Congress.

Obviously, the plan is to ensure maximum recall of Brand Congress among voters at every stage in life. Therefore, nothing is left out. The crèche for children of the working poor is named after Rajiv Gandhi. So is a breakfast scheme for poor children. The parents need to remember him for a host of other reasons – rural drinking water, rural electrification or scholarships.

Mrs Indira Gandhi comes in when the poor want a house subsidised by the Government and you think of Nehru when urban renewal programmes come into play. The Congress has taken its obsession with this family to such an extent that even calf-rearing schemes are named after them. Shockingly, even Brand IIM had been tinkered with. While all institutes of management started by the Centre go under the IIM brand, the Congress has mischievously named the IIM in Shillong as the Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management.

The list of 450 Government programmes, schemes, institutions, etc, named after these three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family broadly fall into the following categories: Central Government programmes and projects (12); State Government Programmes (52); universities and educational institutions (98); ports and airports (6); awards, scholarships and fellowships (66); sports tournaments, trophies and stadia ( 47); national parks and sanctuaries (15); hospitals and medical institutions (39); national scientific and research institutions, chairs and festivals (37); and, roads, buildings and places (74).

Tomorrow: Even kabaddi and roller-skating have not been spared the Dynasty tag!

Nehru-Gandhi dynasty more equal than others

A Surya Prakash on September 17, 2012

In addition to violating basic democratic norms and electoral law, the Congress’s tendency to name everything after the big three of the Nehru-Gandhi family seems to be pushing the limits of basic decency as well. Every major sports tournament has been named after the Nehru-Gandhis, as if nobody else matters, not even the greats in Indian sports. Among tournaments named after Rajiv Gandhi are national and international tournaments in football, basketball, judo, roller skating, beachball, kabaddi, rural cricket, gymnastics, boxing, the Delhi Marathon and the Kerala Boat Race. Anything left has been named after Indira Gandhi and Nehru.

The same pattern is repeated in major national parks, universities, fellowships and scholarships. Such is the obsession of Congress Governments with this family that they name India’s biggest open university after Indira Gandhi and name fellowships granted there after Rajiv Gandhi. Similarly, the centre for advanced scientific research in Bangalore is named after Nehru and the science talent fellowships awarded there are named after Rajiv Gandhi. For long years we have all been familiar with the Fullbright Scholarships. The Manmohan Singh Government has ensured that it is now known as the Fullbright-Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship! It is unlikely to see anything so gross even in dictatorships like in North Korea.

This blatant attempt to package and market Government programmes run on public money as munificent offerings from a single family to the people has made a mockery of the Model Code of Conduct drawn up by the Election Commission for observance by all political parties.

I therefore petitioned the Chief Election Commissioner on March 13, 2009 and requested him to immediately issue directions to the Union Government and to all the governments in the states and direct them to remove the names of individuals, who are seen by the people as icons of specific political parties, from all Government programmes and schemes funded by the exchequer and to immediately give these programmes politically neutral names. Such a direction from the Election Commission will ensure the enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in letter and spirit and will also be in consonance with the various directions and instructions issued by the Commission from time to time. The Election Commission rejected my petition and directed me to approach the Government – the very Government controlled by the Nehru-Gandhis! – if I had a grievance.

Where is the Mahatma?

Such is the obsession of the Congress with three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family that even the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi has been virtually forgotten. The Congress’s contempt for Mahatma Gandhi is best explained by the fact that just one central scheme – the Mahatma Gandhi Backward Region Development Fund — had been named after him. Even this tokenism has come as an afterthought only in 2007, almost 60 years after the Mahatma’s assassination. On the other hand, schemes to promote rural electrification, drinking water, crèche for children and micro and small industries in rural areas (each of which was close to the Mahatma’s heart) are all named after Rajiv Gandhi. Again, the scheme to build houses for the rural poor (something that would have made the Mahatma proud) is named after Indira Gandhi, as also the national old age pension scheme.

In my complaint to the Election Commission in March 2009, I had drawn the attention of the Commission to the fact that even the Mahatma had been completely ignored. I said that apart from programmes like drinking water and rural electrification, one programme which ought to have been named after the Mahatma — the greatest Indian of the 20th Century — is the Rozgar Yojana which guarantees 100 days of work for the rural unemployed all over the country. Even this programme was initially named after Jawaharlal Nehru along with the Urban Renewal Mission (annual budgetary allocation of over Rs 10,000 Crores).

Since the omission of the Mahatma was too glaring, the Manmohan Singh Government took some belated remedial action late in 2009 and the National Rural Employment Guarantee Act which came into force in February 2006 was renamed as the  Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act on December 31, 2009.

Equally glaring is the omission of many other eminent Indians including Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, India’s first Deputy Prime Minister who undertook the arduous task of integrating 563 princely states into a single nation and B R Ambedkar, who presided over the committee that drafted our Constitution and embedded basic values of democracy and social justice into it. No central programmes have been named after them. Such is the Congress’s determination to name every scheme after the members of the Nehru-Gandhi family that even the National Fellowship Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students is named after Rajiv Gandhi and not Ambedkar, the man who waged a relentless battle to better the lot of the Dalits in India.

There are hundreds of other leaders belonging to various political shades who have made an invaluable contribution to the building of India, but not a single central Government programme is named after any of them. The list of those ignored is a pretty long one. They include Rabindranath Tagore, Gopal Krishna Gokhale, Bal Gandadhar Tilak, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, Sarojini Naidu, Jayaprakash Narayan, Acharya Vinoba Bhave, C Rajagopalachari, Rajendra Prasad and every other stalwart of the freedom movement. Also ignored are great saints like Shri Aurobindo and Swami Vivekananda, social reformers like Raja Ram Mohan Roy and Mahatma Phule, great scientists like C V Raman, Homi Bhabha, Vikram Sarabhai and Jayant V Narlikar and great patriots like Bhagat Singh and Chandrashekhar Azad.

While there are many examples of this kind in the states as well, the most glaring example, which raises a question with regard to free and fair elections is the blatant advertisement of the Congress on the ambulances that provide emergency medical help all over Andhra Pradesh. These ambulances, which reach every village in the state quickly, provide efficient integrated emergency services that cover medical emergencies, police and fire. The capital expenditure on each ambulance is Rs 10 lakh to Rs 16 lakhs and the running cost per ambulance is Rs 1.25 lakh per month. All this expenditure is borne out of public funds drawn from the Union and State accounts. Yet, it is made out as if these ambulances are a gift from the Congress to the people of the State because every ambulance carries a portrait of Rajiv Gandhi on both sides of the vehicle with the legend ‘Rajiv Arogyasri’. The Congress is drawing undue electoral advantage out of this programme, which is being made to look like a programme of a political party or a private donor. Gujarat too has ensured full coverage of all its 18,080 villages by these ambulances. But it does not advertise these ambulances as some kind of largesse from the ruling party.

(Next: Public money, public schemes, but benefit accrues to Dynasty.)

Part 1:

What the law says is not what the Congress does

Years ago, when the  BJP-led National Democratic Alliance was in power at the Centre, it launched the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. This nomenclature, as is obvious, is politically neutral. Several schemes launched by the present government in Madhya Pradesh also carry politically neutral names and are called Mukhya Mantri Yojanas. The Election Commission ought to commend this model to all governments in the larger interests of democracy and to ensure fair and objective conditions for all political players.

Part VII of the Model Code of Conduct drafted by the Election Commission says, “The party in power, whether at the Centre or in the State shall ensure that no cause is given for any complaint that it has used its official position for the purposes of its election campaign.” It prohibits ministers from misusing official machinery “in furtherance of the interest of the party in power”. They are not to issue advertisements at the cost of the public exchequer or do anything “which may have the effect of influencing the voters in favour of the party in power.” In other words, the code prohibits a party in power from using its “official position” for its election campaign and this includes anything associated with the Government — vehicles, personnel, propaganda. The key injunction is that nothing should be done which would amount to “influencing the voters in favour of the party in power.” If this be so, how can the commission possibly allow the ruling Congress to name schemes worth over Rs 1 Lakh Crores after just three members of a single family who are icons of that political party?

It is surprising how such a glaring misuse of Government machinery and public funds for partisan political purposes has not caught the attention of the Election Commission which has always displayed alacrity in disciplining political parties. Given the commission’s rigid and inflexible approach to even minor violations by other parties, should it not take immediate steps to correct the imbalance that the Congress has brought about through this Machiavellian device?

In fact, the commission has specifically stressed the importance of “a level playing field” among all political parties in several of its orders and decisions. It said so when a complaint was made against the Union Minister Mr Arjun Singh in April, 2006. It said the Government should not disturb “the level playing field among the political parties in the election arena.” It said persons in power should not only uphold the Code of Conduct “but should also be perceived to be doing so.” The question that now arises is that if every other Government scheme or project is named only after icons of the Congress, how can the public “perceive” the ruling party to be upholding the Code?

In yet another case involving the distribution of tourism department material in a New Delhi Assembly Constituency in November, 2003, the commission had pulled up the Union Tourism Minister Mr. Jagmohan for “misusing” Government publicity materials.

Equally relevant is the commission’s instructions dated November 21, 2007 in which it directed all governments to strictly ensure that all references to politicians and ministers on the official website of the Government should be deleted during the period of General Elections to the Lok Sabha and the State Legislative Assemblies. It said individuals associated with a party should not eulogise Government achievements “as personal achievements.” If that is so, how can thousands of crores of public money spent on Government schemes be palmed off as gifts from a single party or worse — from a single family, to the people?

I had therefore argued in my petition to the Election Commission that it would therefore be in the fitness of things if the commission issues a direction to the Union Government and all governments in the states to ensure that the nomenclature of all schemes and programmes is politically neutral and to delete the names of members of the Nehru-Gandhi family from these schemes immediately because of the unfair advantage that this offers to the Congress in the election arena.

(Tomorrow: The full list of tax-funded projects that glorify the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty.)

Part 1

All for the greater glory of Nehru, Indira and Rajiv!

Part 2

Nehru-Gandhi dynasty more equal than others

All in the name of the Nehru-Gandhis

Previously, in this series, A Surya Prakash took the Congress to task for garnering an unfair advantage in the electoral process by way of putting the Nehru-Gandhi stamp over a large number of national properties like central government schemes, institutions, and even public services. All this, in spite of very clear Election Commission guidelines that prohibit the use of public institutions for the use of any single political party.

In this part, the author presents the entire long list of the aforementioned violations.

The following is the list of Government schemes and projects, universities and educational institutions, ports and airports, national parks and sanctuaries, sports tournaments, trophies and stadia, hospitals and Medical Institutions, national scientific and research institutions, university chairs, scholarships and fellowships, festivals, roads and buildings named after three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family — Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. This list includes most of the projects, schemes and institutions funded by the Union Government and the governments in the states.

Please see for further details and follow-up action.

Central Government Schemes

1. The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana scheme by the Ministry of Power intended for rural electricity infrastructure and household electrification was launched for the attainment of the National Common Minimum Programme of providing access to electricity to all rural households by 2009. The Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) is the nodal agency for the scheme.

  • The Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana was continued during the Eleventh Plan period with a capital subsidy of Rs 28,000 crores, with an allocation of Rs 5,500 crores for the financial year 2009.

2. The Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (RGNDWM) by the Ministry of Rural Development.

  • Annual allocation plan for 2007-08 was Rs 6,400 crore.
  • Annual allocation plan for 2008-09 was Rs 7,300 crore.

3. The Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme for children of working mothers by the Department of Women & Child Development, Ministry of HRD.

  • Budgetary allocation 2008-09 – 91.88 crore.
  • Budgetary allocation 2009-10 – 91.52 crore.

4. Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana for benefit of NE entrepreneurs, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Government of India.

  • Budgetary allocation 2008-9 – Rs. 2.70 crore.
  • Budgetary allocation 2009-10 – Rs.1.12 crore.

5. Indira Awas Yojana, Ministry of Rural Areas and Environment — IAY is Centrally Sponsored Scheme funded on a cost-sharing basis between the Centre and the States in a 75:25 ratio. In the case of UTs, all the funds are provided by Centre. The target groups for housing under Indira Awas Yojana are households below poverty line in rural areas, particularly those belonging to SC/ST and freed bonded labourers.

  • Budgetary allocation 2008-09 – Rs. 7919.00 crores.
  • Budgetary allocation  2009-10 – Rs.7914.70 crores.

6. Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme — objective to provide social security to workers in the unorganised sector in a phased manner.

  • Budgetary allocation in 2008-09 was Rs 3,443 crore.

7. Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission, Ministry of Urban Development, Govt. of India – 7 years time frame, 50,000 cr.

  • Budgetary allocation for 2008 – 9 – 10447.98 crore.
  • Budgetary allocation for 2009-10 – 10713.84 crore.

8. Jawaharlal Nehru Rojgar Yojna – Ministry of Labour and Employment – A Self- employment programme for urban poor.

9. Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojna, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation.

10. Indira Gandhi Canal Project, Funded by World Bank.

11. Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana, Union Ministry of Textiles, in association with ICICI Lombard General Insurance Company Limited.

12.  Indira Vikas Patra.

State Government Schemes

1.      Rajiv Gandhi Rehabilitation Package for Tsunami Affected Areas, Govt. of Tamil Nadu.

  • Budgetary Allocation Rs.2347.19 crores.

2.      Rajiv Gandhi Social Security Scheme for poor people, Department of Revenue and Disaster Management, Govt. of Puducherry.
3.      Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojna – Congress party president and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi had announced that the Centre would give a package of Rs. 1,500-crore for providing housing facilities to the poorer sections in Delhi, thus announcing the scheme.
4.      Rajiv Gandhi Prathamik Shiksha Mission, Raigarh.
5.      Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Madhya Pradesh.
6.      Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Food Security , Madhya Pradesh.
7.      Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Community Health, Madhya Pradesh.
8.      Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited is a Government Company established by the Government of Karnataka to cater to the housing needs of the Economically and Socially weaker sections of the society.

  • Registered in April 2000, its authorised Capital is Rs. 10 crores with Rs 3 crore paid up.

9.  Rajiv Gandhi Tourism Development Mission, Rajasthan.
10. Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Programme, Assam.
11.  Rajiv Gandhi Swavlamban Rojgar Yojana, Govt. of NCT of Delhi.
12.  Rajiv Gandhi Mobile Aids Counseling and Testing Services, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
13.  Rajiv Gandhi Vidyarthi Suraksha Yojana, Maharashtra.
14.  Rajiv Gandhi Mission for Water Shed Management, MP.
15.  Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission for Tribal Areas, MP
16.  Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry.
17.  Rajiv Gandhi Breakfast Scheme, Pondicherry.
18.  Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Divas, Punjab.
19.  Rajiv Gandhi Artisans Health and Life Insurance Scheme, Tamil Nadu.
20.  Rajiv Gandhi Zopadpatti and Nivara Prakalpa, Mumbai.
21.  Rajiv Arogya Sri programme , Gujrat State Govt. Scheme.
22.  Rajiv Gandhi Abhyudaya Yojana, AP.
23.  Rajiv Gandhi Computer Saksharta Mission, Jabalpur.
24.  Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme for the construction of new roads and bridges and strengthening of the existing ones in the state of Haryana.
25.  Rajiv Gandhi Gramin Niwara Prakalp, Maharashtra Government.
26.  Indira Gandhi Utkrishtha Chhattervritti Yojna for Post Plus Two Students, Himachal Pradesh Government Scheme, Sponsored by, Central Government.
27.  Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme, Maharashtra Govt.
28.  Indira Gandhi Prathisthan, Housing and Urban Planning Department, UP Govt.
29.  Indira Kranthi Patham Scheme, Andhra Pradesh.
30.  Indira Gandhi Nahar Pariyojana, State Govt. Scheme.
31.  Indira Gandhi Vruddha Bhumiheen Shetmajoor Anudan Yojana, Govt. of Maharashtra
32.  Indira Gandhi Nahar Project  (IGNP), Jaisalmer, Govt. of Rajasthan.
33.  Indira Gandhi Niradhar Yojna, Govt. of Maharashtra.
34.  Indira Gandhi kuppam, State Govt. Welfare Scheme for Tsunami effected fishermen.
35.  Indira Gandhi Drinking Water Scheme-2006, Haryana Govt.
36.  Indira Gandhi Niradhar Old, Landless, Destitute women farm labour Scheme, Maharashtra Govt.
37.  Indira Gandhi Women Protection Scheme , Maharashtra Govt.
38.  Indira Gaon Ganga Yojana, Chattisgarh.
39.  Indira Sahara Yojana , Chattisgarh.
40.  Indira Soochna Shakti Yojana, Chattisgarh.
41.  Indira Gandhi Balika Suraksha Yojana , HP.
42.  Indira Gandhi Garibi Hatao Yojana (DPIP), MP.
43.  Indira Gandhi super thermal power project , Haryana Govt.
44.  Indira Gandhi Water Project, Haryana Govt.
45.  Indira Gandhi Sagar Project , Bhandara District Gosikhurd Maharashtra.
46.  Indira Jeevitha Bima Pathakam, AP Govt.
47.  Indira Gandhi Priyadarshani Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt.
48.  Indira Mahila Yojana Scheme, Meghalaya Govt.
49.  Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme, Chhattisgarh Govt.
50.  Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana Govt.
51.  Indira Gandhi Calf Rearing Scheme, The government of Andhra Pradesh helped most of the respondent families in acquiring female calves through this scheme.
52.  Indira Gandhi Landless Agriculture Labour scheme, Maharashtra Govt.

Sports /Tournaments/ Trophies

1.      Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup Kabaddi Tournament.
2.      Rajiv Gandhi Sadbhavana Run.
3.      Rajiv Gandhi Federation Cup boxing championship.
4.      Rajiv Gandhi International tournament (football).
5.      NSCI – Rajiv Gandhi road races, New Delhi.
6.      Rajiv Gandhi Boat Race, Kerala.
7.      Rajiv Gandhi International Artistic Gymnastic Tournament.
8.      Rajiv Gandhi Kabbadi Meet.
9.      Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Roller Skating Championship.
10.  Rajiv Gandhi memorial marathon race, New Delhi.
11.  Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship, Chandigarh.
12.  Rajeev Gandhi Memorial Trophy for the Best College, Calicut.
13.  Rajiv Gandhi Rural Cricket Tournament, Initiated by Rahul Gandhi in Amethi.
14.  Rajiv Gandhi Gold Cup (U-21), football.
15.  Rajiv Gandhi Trophy (football).
16.  Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Sportspersons.
17.  All Indira Rajiv Gandhi Basketball (Girls) Tournament, organized by Delhi State.
18.  All India Rajiv Gandhi Wrestling Gold Cup, organized by Delhi State.
19.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Jhopadpatti Football Tournament, Rajura.
20.  Rajiv Gandhi International Invitation Gold Cup Football Tournament, Jamshedpur.
21.  Rajiv Gandhi Mini Olympics, Mumbai.
22.  Rajiv Gandhi Beachball Kabaddi Federation.
23.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Trophy Prerana Foundation.
24.  International Indira Gandhi Gold Cup Tournament.
25.  Indira Gandhi International Hockey Tournament.
26.  Indira Gandhi Boat Race.
27.  Jawaharlal Nehru International Gold Cup Football Tournament.
28.  Jawaharlal Nehru Hockey Tournament.


1.      Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Delhi.
2.      Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.
3.      Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi.
4.      Rajiv Gandhi Sports Stadium, Bawana.
5.      Rajiv Gandhi National Football Academy, Haryana.
6.      Rajiv Gandhi AC Stadium, Vishakhapatnam.
7.      Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Pondicherry.
8.      Rajiv Gandhi Stadium, Nahariagun, Itanagar.
9.      Rajiv Gandhi Badminton Indoor Stadium, Cochin.
10.  Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Kadavanthra, Ernakulam.
11.  Rajiv Gandhi Sports Complex , Singhu.
12.  Rajib Gandhi Memorial Sports Complex, Guwahati.
13.  Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad.
14.  Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium, Cochin.
15.  Indira Gandhi Stadium, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh.
16.  Indira Gandhi Stadium, Una, Himachal Pradesh.
17.  Indira Priyadarshini Stadium, Vishakhapatnam.
18.  Indira Gandhi Stadium, Deogarh, Rajasthan.
19.  Gandhi Stadium, Bolangir, Orissa.

Airports/ Ports

1. Rajiv Gandhi International Airport, New Hyderabad, A.P.
2. Rajiv Gandhi Container Terminal, Cochin
3. Indira Gandhi International Airport, New Delhi
4. Indira Gandhi Dock, Mumbai
5. Jawaharlal Nehru Nava Sheva Port Trust, Mumbai

Universities / Education Institutes

1.      Rajiv Gandhi Indian Institute of Management, Shilong
2.      Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Ranchi, Jharkhand
3.      Rajiv Gandhi Technical University, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, M.P.
4.      Rajiv Gandhi School of Intellectual Property Law, Kharagpur, Kolkata
5.      Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Secundrabad
6.      Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala, Punjab
7.      Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Tamil Nadu Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.

  • Budgetary Allocation 2008-09 – 1.50 crore.
  • Budgetary Allocation 2009-10 – 3.00 crore.

8.    Rajiv Gandhi Aviation Academy, Begumpet, Hyderabad, A.P
9.    Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kottayam, Kerala
10.  Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering Research & Technology, Chandrapur, Maharashtra
11.  Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Airoli, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
12.  Rajiv Gandhi University, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh
13.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Chola Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka
14.  Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya, Gandhi Nagar, Bhopal, M.P.
15.  Rajiv Gandhi D.e.d. College, Latur, Maharashtra
16.  Rajiv Gandhi College, Shahpura, Bhopal
17.  Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies, New Delhi
18.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Petroleum Technology, Raebareli, U.P.
19.  Rajiv Gandhi Homeopathic Medical College, Bhopal, M.P.
20.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Post Graduate Studies, East Godavari District, A.P.
21.  Rajiv Gandhi College of Education, Thumkur, Karnataka
22.  Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
23.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute of IT and Biotechnology, Bhartiya Vidhyapeeth
24.  Rajiv Gandhi High School, Mumbai, Maharashtra
25.  Rajiv Gandhi Group of Institutions, Satna, M.P.
26.  Rajiv Gandhi College of Engineering, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu
27.  Rajiv Gandhi Biotechnology Centre, R.T.M., Nagpur University
28.  Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
29.  Rajiv Gandhi Mahavidyalaya, Madhya Pradesh
30.  Rajiv Gandhi Post Graduate College, Allahabad, U.P.
31.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Karnataka
32.  Rajiv Gandhi Govt. PG Ayurvedic College, Poprola, Himachal Pradesh
33.  Rajiv Gandhi College, Satna, M.P.
34.  Rajiv Gandhi Academy for Aviation Technology, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
35.  Rajiv Gandhi Madhyamic Vidyalaya, Maharashtra
36.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies, Islamabad, Pakistan
37.  Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship
38.  Rajiv Gandhi Industrial Training Centre, Gandhinagar
39.  Rajiv Gandhi University of Knowledge Technologies, Andhra Pradesh
40.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute Of Distance Education, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu
41.  Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Aquaculture , Tamil Nadu
42.  Rajiv Gandhi University (Arunachal University), A.P.
43.  Rajiv Gandhi Sports Medicine Centre (RGSMC), Kerela
44.  Rajiv Gandhi Science Centre, Mauritus
45.  Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda, Goa
46.  Rajiv Gandhi Vidyalaya, Mulund, Mumbai
47.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Polytechnic, Bangalore, Karnataka
48.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Circle Telecom Training Centre (India), Chennai
49.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Kasagod, Kerala
50.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College Of Aeronautics, Jaipur
51.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial First Grade College, Shimoga
52.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial College of Education, Jammu & Kashmir
53.  Rajiv Gandhi South Campus, Barkacha, Varanasi
54.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Teacher’s Training College, Jharkhand
55.  Rajiv Gandhi Degree College, Rajahmundry, A.P.
56.  Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi
57.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Development & Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra
58.  Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy, Dehradun
59.  Indira Gandhi RashtriyaUran Akademi, Fursatganj Airfield, Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh
60.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Research, Mumbai
61.  Indira Gandhi National Tribal University, Orissa
62.  Indira Gandhi B.Ed. College, Mangalore
63.  Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Education, Nanded, Maharashtra
64.  Indira Gandhi Balika Niketan B.ED. College, Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan
65.  Indira Gandhi Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Raipur, Madhya Pradesh
66.  Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Engineering, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra
67.  Smt. Indira Gandhi Colelge, Tiruchirappalli
68.  Indira Gandhi Engineering College, Sagar, Madhya Pradesh
69.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Kashmere Gate, Delhi
70.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Technology, Sarang, Dist. Dhenkanal, Orissa
71.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Aeronautics, Pune, Maharashtra
72.  Indira Gandhi Integral Education Centre, New Delhi
73.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences, Delhi University, Delhi
74.  Indira Gandhi High School, Himachal
75.  Indira Kala Sangit Vishwavidyalaya, Chhattisgarh
76.  Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
77.  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, Andhra Pradesh
78.  Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarakashi
79.  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Business Management, Vikram University
80.  Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
81.  Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
82.  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kukatpally, AP
83.  Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
84.  Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for advanced Scientific Research, a deemed university, Jakkur, P.O. Bangalore
85.  Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Social Studies, affiliated to Tilak Maharashtra Vidyapith (Pune, Maharashtra)
86.  Jawaharlal Nehru College of Aeronautics & Applied Sciences, Coimbatore, (ESTD 1968)
87.  Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Technology, Katraj, Dhankwdi, Pune, Maharashtra
88.  Kamal Kishore Kadam’s Jawaharlal Nehru Engineering College in Aurangabad, Maharashtra
89.  Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Education & Technological Research, Nanded, Maharashra
90.  Jawaharlal Nehru College, Aligarh
91.  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad
92.  Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Jabalpur
93.  Jawaharlal Nehru B.Ed. College, Kota, Rajasthan
94.  Jawaharlal Nehru P.G. College, Bhopal
95.  Jawaharlal Nehru Government Engineering College, Sundernagar, District Mandi, H.P.
96.  Jawaharlal Nehru PublicSchool, Kolar Road, Bhopal
97.  Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada, A.P.
98.  Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Technology, Ibrahimpatti, Andhra Pradesh


1.        Rajiv Gandhi Award for Outstanding Achievement
2.        Rajiv Gandhi Shiromani Award
3.        Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Awards, Delhi Labour Welfare Board
4.        Rajiv Gandhi National Sadbhavana Award
5.        Rajiv Gandhi Manav Seva Award
6.        Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award
7.        Rajiv Gandhi National Award Scheme for Original Book Writing on Gyan Vigyan
8.        Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award
9.        Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award, Instituted by Bureau of Indian Standards in 1991
10.    Rajiv Gandhi Environment Award for Clean Technology, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India
11.    RajivGandhi Travelling Scholarship
12.    Rajiv Gandhi(UK) Foundation Scholarship
13.    Rajiv Gandhi Film Awards (Mumbai)
14.    Rajiv Gandhi Khelratna Puraskar
15.    Rajiv Gandhi Parisara Prashasti, Karnataka
16.    RajivGandhi Vocational Excellence Awards
17.    Rajiv Gandhi Excellence award
18.    Indira Gandhi Peace Prize
19.    Indira Gandhi Prize for National Integration
20.    Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Award
21.    Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awards, Ministry of Environment and Forests
22.    Indira Gandhi Memorial National Award for Best Environmental & Ecological
23.    Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Purashkar
24.    Indira Gandhi NSS Award
25.    Indira Gandhi Award for National Integration
26.    Indira Gandhi Official Language Award Scheme
27.  Indira Gandhi Award for Best First Film
28.  Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Awards for The Town Official Language
29.  Indira Gandhi Prize” for Peace, Disarmament and Development
30.  Indira Gandhi Prize for Popularization of Science
31.  Implementation
32.  Indira Gandhi Shiromani Award
33.  Indira Gandhi NSS Award/National Youth
34.  Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Pushar award – search n correct
35.  Indira Gandhi N.S.S Awards
36.  Indira Gandhi award for social service, MP Govt.
37.  Post Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship Scheme
38.  Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Award Scheme
39.  Indira Gandhi Rajbhasha Shield Scheme
40.  Indira Gandhi Vision of Wildlife Conservation Zoo, a seminar organized by Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy.
41. Jawaharlal Nehru award for International peace worth Rs 15 lakh cash given to many international figures, every year, including Yasser Arafat of Palestine Liberation Front in 1988 and U Thant in 1965.
42.  Soviet Land Nehru Award, a cash prize of Rs. 20,000 given to Shyam Benegal in Dec 89, in recognition of the above film.
43.  Jawaharlal Nehru Balkalyan awards of Rs.10,000 each to 10 couples by Govt. of Maharashtra (ToI-28-4-89).
44.  Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund, New Delhi, for Academic Achievement
45.  Jawaharlal Nehru birth centenary research award for energy
46.  Jawaharlal Nehru Award for International Understanding
47.  Nehru Bal Samiti Bravery Awards
48.  Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Medal
49.  Jawaharlal Nehru Prize” from 1998-99, to be given to organizations (preferably   NGOs) for Popularization of Science.
50.  Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Competition
51.  Jawarharlal Nehru Student Award for research project of evolution of DNA

Scholarship / Fellowship

1.      Rajiv Gandhi Scholarship Scheme for Students with Disabilities
2.      Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for SC/ST Candidates, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

  • Budgetary Allocation for 2008-9 – 26.40 crores
  • Budgetary Allocation for 2009-10 – 23.70 crores

3.      Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for ST Candidates

  • Budgetary Allocation for 2008-09 – 29.00 crores
  • Budgetary Allocation for 2009-10 – 42.00 crores

4.      Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, IGNOU
5.      Rajiv Gandhi Science Talent Research Fellows
6.      Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship, Ministry of Tribal Affairs

  • Budgetary Allocation for  2008-9  – 16.00 crores
  • Budgetary Allocation for 2009-10 – 22.50  crores

7.      Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship Scheme for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes candidates given by University Grants Commission
8.      Rajiv Gandhi Fellowship sponsored by the Commonwealth of Learning in association with Indira Gandhi National Open University
9.      Rajiv Gandhi science talent research fellowship given by Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for advanced scientific research (to promote budding scientists) done in tandem with Department of Science and Technology and Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
10.  Rajiv Gandhi HUDCO Fellowships in the Habitat Sector (to promote research in the field of sustainable Habitat development) for MPhil, {PhD Students for 2 to 3 years, conferred by HUDCO
11.  Indira Gandhi Memorial Fellowships check
12.  Fullbright scholarship now renamed Fullbright- Jawaharlal Nehru Scholarship
13.  Cambridge Nehru Scholarships, 10 in number, for research at Cambridge University, London, leading to Ph. D. for 3 years, which include fee, maintenance allowance, air travel to UK and back.
14.  Scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowships for Post-graduate Studies, Govt. of India.
15.  Nehru Centenary (British) Fellowships/Awards

National Parks/ Sanctuaries/ Museums

1.      Rajiv Gandhi (Nagarhole) Wildlife Sanctury, Karnataka
2.      Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Sanctury, Andhra Pradesh
3.      Indira Gandhi National Park, Tamil Nadu
4.      Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , New Delhi
5.      Indira Gandhi National Park, Anamalai Hills on Western Ghats
6.      Indira Gandhi Zoological Park, Vishakhapatnam
7.      Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS)
8.      Indira Gandhi Wildlife Sanctuary, Pollachi
9.      Rajiv Gandhi Health Museum
10.  The Rajiv Gandhi Museum of Natural History
11.  Indira Gandhi Memorial museum, New Delhi
12.  Jawaharlal Nehru museum in Aurangabad, Maharashtra opened by state govt.
13.  Jawaharlal Nehru memorial Gallery, London
14.  Jawaharlal Nehru planetarium, Worli, Mumbai.
15.  Jawaharlal Nehru National Science Exhibition for Children

Hospitals/Medical Institutions

1.      Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Science, Bangalore, Karnataka
2.      Rajiv Gandhi Cancer Institute & Research Centre, Delhi
3.      Rajiv Gandhi Home for Handicapped, Pondicherry
4.      Shri Rajiv Gandhi college of Dental Science & Hospital,  Bangalore, Karnataka
5.      Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Bio Technology, Thiruvanthapuram, Kerala
6.      Rajiv Gandhi College of Nursing, Bangalore, Karnataka
7.      Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Raichur
8.      Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Chest Diseases, Bangalore, Karnataka
9.      Rajiv Gandhi Paramedical College, Jodhpur
10.  Rajiv Gandhi Medical College, Thane, Mumbai
11.  Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Pharmacy, Karnataka
12.  Rajiv Gandhi Hospital, Goa
13.  Rajiv Gandhi Mission on Community Health, Madhya Pradesh
14.  Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, Delhi
15.  Rajiv Gandhi Homoeaopathic Medical College, Chinar Park, Bhopal, M.P
16.  North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences , Shilong, Meghalaya
17.  Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
18.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health, Bangalore
19.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sheikhpura, Patna
20.  The Indira Gandhi Paediatric Hospital, Afghanistan
21.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Health Hospital, Dharmaram College, Bangalore
22.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Child Heath, Bangalore
23.  Indira Gandhi Medical College, Shimla
24.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Science, Kerala
25.  Indira Gandhi Memorial Ayurvedic Medical College & Hospital, Bhubaneshwar
26.  Indira Gandhi Government Medical College and Hospital, Nagpur
27.  Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital And Research Centre, Kolkata
28.  Indira Gandhi Hospital, Shimla
29.  Indira Gandhi Women and Children Hospital , Bhopla
30.  Indira Gandhi Gas Relief hospital, Bhopal
31.  Kamla Nehru Hospital, Shimla
32.  Chacha Nehru Bal Chikitsalaya
33.  Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry

  • Budgetary Allocation 2008-09 – 127.84 crores
  • Budgetary Allocation 2009-10 – 117.51 crores

34.  Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital and Research Centre, Bhopal
35.  Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Raipur.
36.  Nehru Homoeopathic Medical College & Hospital, New Delhi
37.  Nehru, Science Centre, Worli, Mumbai
38.  Jawaharlal Nehru Cancer Hospital & Research Centre, Bhopal
39.  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Homoeopathic Medical Sciences, Maharashtra

Institutions / Chairs / Festivals

1.     Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development. (RGNIYD), Ministry of Youth and Sports
2.     Rajiv Gandhi National Ground Water Training & Research Institute, Faridabad, Haryana
3.     Rajiv Gandhi Food Security Mission in Tribal Areas
4.     Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development
5.     Rajiv Gandhi Shiksha Mission, Chhattisgarh
6.     Rajiv Gandhi Chair Endowment established in 1998 to create a Chair of South Asian Economics
7.     Rajiv Gandhi Project – A pilot to provide Education thru Massive Satellite Connectivity up grassroot Level
8.      Rajiv Gandhi Rural Housing Corporation Limited (Government of Karnataka Enterprise)
9.      Rajiv Gandhi Information and Technology Commission
10.  Rajiv Gandhi Chair for Peace and Disarmament
11.  Rajiv Gandhi Music Festival
12.    Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Lecture
13.     Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas
14.     Rajiv Gandhi Education Foundation, Kerala
15.     Rajiv Gandhi Panchayati Raj Convention
16.  The Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Educational and Charitable Society, Kasagod, Kerala
17.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial trophy ekankika spardha, Prerana Foundation, Kari Road
18.  Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Janpath, New Delhi
19.  Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj & Gramin Vikas Sansthan, Jaipur, Rajasthan
20.  Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research (IGCAR), Kalpakkam
21.  Indira Gandhi  Institute for Development and Research , Mumbai
22.  Indira Gandhi Institute of Cardiology (IGIC), Patna
23.  Indira Gandhi National Center for the Arts, New Delhi
24.  Indira Gandhi National Foundation, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
25.  Indira Gandhi Mahila Sahakari Soot Girani Ltd, Maharashtra
26.     Indira Gandhi Conservation Monitoring Centre , Ministry of Environment & Forest
27.     Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl Child
28.     Jawahar Shetkari Sahakari Sakhar Karkhana Ltd.
29.  Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan
30.     Jawaharlal Nehru Centenary celebrations
31.     Postal stamps of different denominations and one Rupee coins in memory of Jawaharlal Nehru.
32.     Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust (U.K.) Scholarships
33.  Jawaharlal Nehru Custom House Nhava Sheva, Maharashtra
34.  Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for. Advanced Scientific Research, Bangalore
35.  Jawaharlal Nehru Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, Moscow
36.  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru Udyog Kendra for Juveniles, Pune, Maharastra
37.  Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru college of agriculture and research institute, Pondicherry


1.      Rajiv Chowk, Delhi
2.      Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung, New Delhi
3.      Rajiv Gandhi Handicrafts Bhawan, New Delhi
4.      Rajiv Gandhi Park, Kalkaji, Delhi
5.      Indira Chowk, New Delhi
6.      Nehru Planetarium, New Delhi
7.      Nehru Yuvak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
8.      Nehru Nagar, New Delhi
9.      Nehru Place, New Delhi
10.  Nehru Park, New Delhi Nehru House, BSZ Marg, New Delhi
11.  Jawaharlal Nehru Government House New Delhi
12.  Rajiv Gandhi Renewable Energy Park, Gurgaon, Haryana
13.  Rajiv Gandhi Chowk, Andheri, Mumbai
14.  Indira Gandhi Road, Mumbai
15.  Indira Gandhi Nagar, Wadala, Mumbai
16.  Indira Gandhi Sports Complex, Mulund, Mumbai
17.  Nehru Nagar, Kurla, Mumbai
18.  Jawaharlal Nehru gardens at Thane, Mumbai
19.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Hall, Chennai
20.  Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Vadapalani, Chennai, Tamilnadu
21.  Rajiv Gandhi Salai (Old Mahabalipuram road named after Rajiv Gandhi)
22.  Rajiv Gandhi Education City, Haryana
23.  Mount Rajiv, a peak in Himalaya
24.  Rajiv Gandhi IT Habitat, Goa
25.  Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Chennai
26.  Rajiv Gandhi Park, Vijayawada
27.  Rajiv Gandhi Nagar in Coimbatore,  Tamil Nadu
28.  Rajiv Gandhi Nagar, Trichy, Tamil Nadu
29.  Rajiv Gandhi IT Park, Hinjewadi, Pune
30.  Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Bhav , Palanpur  Banaskantha
31.  Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park, Chandigarh
32.  Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van, Jharkhand
33.  Rajiv Gandhi statue, Panaji, Goa
34.  Rajiv Gandhi Road, Chittoor
35.  Rajiv Gandhi Memorial at Sriperumbudur
36.  Indira Gandhi Memorial Library, University of Hyderabad
37.  Indira Gandhi Musical Fountains, Bangalore
38.  Indira Gandhi Planetarium , Lucknow
39.  Indira Gandhi Centre for Indian Culture (IGCIC), High Commission of India, Mauritus
40.  Indira Gandhi Zoological Park , Eastern Ghats of India
41.  Indira Gandhi Canal, Ramnagar, Jaisalmer
42.  Indira Gandhi Industrial Complex, Ranipet, Vellore District
43.  Indira Gandhi Park, Itanagar
44.  Indira Gandhi Squiare , Pondicherry
45.  Indira Gandhi Road, Willingdon Island, Cochin
46.  Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Kashmir
47.  Indira Gandhi Sagar Dam, Nagpur
48.  Indira Gandhi bridge, Rameshvar, Tamil Nadu
49.  Indira Gandhi Hospital, Bhiwandi Nizampur Municipal Corporation
50.  Indira Gandhi memorial cultural Complex, UP Govt.
51.  Indira Gandhi Sports Stadium , Rohru District, Shimla
52.  Indira Gandhi Panchayati Raj Sansthan , Bhopal
53.  Indira Gandhi Nagar, Rajasthan
54.  Indira Nagar, Lucknow
55.  Roads are named after Jawaharlal Nehru in many cities e.g. in Jaipur, Nagpur, Vile Parle, Ghatkopar, Mulund etc.
56.  Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad
57.  Jawaharlal Nehru Gardens, Ambarnath
58.  Jawarharlal Nehru Gardens, Panhala
59.  Jawaharlal Nehru market, Jammu.
60.  Jawaharlal Nehru Tunnel on the Jammu Srinagar Highway
61.  Nehru Chowk, Ulhas Nagar, Maharashtra.
62.  Nehru Bridge on the river Mandvi, Panaji, Goa
63.  Nehru Nagar Ghaziabad
64.  Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Dharmatala, Kolkata
65.  Nehru Road, Guwahati
66.  Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur
67.  Nehru Vihar Colony, Kalyanpur, Lucknow
68.  Nehru Nagar, Patna
69.  Jawaharlal Nehru Street, Pondicherry
70.  Nehru Bazaar, Madanapalli, Tirupathi
71.  Nehru Chowk, Bilaspur. M.P
72.  Nehru Street, Ponmalaipatti, Tiruchirapalli
73.  Nehru Nagar, S.M. Road, Ahmedabad
74.Nehru Nagar,. Nashik Pune Road

CBI finds foreign hand behind bid to malign Rahul Gandhi but TOI readers dont buy it!!

CBI finds foreign hand behind bid to malign Rahul Gandhi
The CBI on Monday informed the Supreme Court about the involvement of a “foreign hand” to tarnish Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s image and reputation by accusing him of abducting a fictitious woman.

NEW DELHI: The CBI on Monday informed the Supreme Court about the involvement of a “foreign hand” to tarnish Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi’s image and reputation by accusing him of abducting a fictitious woman.

The agency also claimed that a petition in the Allahabad high court by one Kishore Samrite making baseless allegations against the Congress leader was “funded”, emphasizing that it had even seized chits showing he received money for paying lawyers’ fees.

In its status report, submitted to the court in a sealed cover, the CBI said the woman Rahul was accused of abducting did not exist, and had been conjured up in reports uploaded on three foreign websites, which Samrite used with an ulterior motive. “She is non-existent, her address is fictitious and there is no record whatsoever with the UP government or local bodies,” the CBI informed a bench of Justices B S Chauhan and Swatanter Kumar.

The bench is hearing an appeal by Samrite challenging the HC’s decision to impose a fine of Rs 50 lakh for filing a frivolous petition. SC had stayed the HC order on April 6 last year.

On the HC’s directions, the CBI on March 11 last year lodged an FIR against Samrite, owners of the websites and unknown persons accusing them of conspiracy and booking them under several sections of the Indian Penal Code, including criminal defamation.

Before the SC on April 6 stayed the HC order, the CBI within 25 days had reached the website owners located abroad asking for details of the IP addresses from which the offensive content was uploaded on the websites.

“Those website owners told CBI to come through the proper legal channel,” additional solicitor general Harin Raval informed the court. He said CBI was considering issuance of letters rogatory through Indian courts to request officials in those countries for assistance in the investigation when the SC stay order stopped further probe.

“During questioning, Samrite said the litigation was funded. He has given the CBI details of who had funded the litigation. The investigating officer has recovered chits about money deposited by him after receiving it from the funders. The money was used to pay lawyers,” Raval said.

Samrite, a former SP MLA from Madhya Pradesh, had claimed that he had filed the petition in the HC on the direction of top SP leaders. On being questioned by the court, Samrite’s counselKamini Jaiswal had informed the bench that her client had filed the petition in 2010 on the direction of SP leaders Mulayam Singh Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav.

The UP government had objected to the names of top leaders of the ruling party being taken so casually. Senior advocate Rakesh Dwivedi told the bench that Samrite was a liar whose petition needed to be thrown out without any consideration of his plea.

Readers’ Comments:

gopal (chennai)3 mins ago
requesting all of u to put one garland to cbi for its most important revelation.the shame is that they are no where near knowing the foreign hand. if this is the situation to his masters top familiy head and how they will safe guard india. jai hind
DD (India)4 mins ago
for the bloody congie tis always foreign hand or RSS’ hands
Indian (India)7 mins ago
Must be true. Rahul himself is a half foreigner. His mother is a full foreigner, His uncles and aunties are all foreigners.
Dev Kumar (gurgaon)

He himself is responsible for the state he is in. If you can blame any other agency 5% for his not doing well then surely it is DIGGI.
Mango (Man)12 mins ago
CBI cant crack a single case but they seem to knw Raul baby’s potty color too…atleast CPI is better than CBI…btw Raul must have abducted the woman to change his diaper cz his mom is busy changing our PM’s
Sparsh Khandelwal (Agra, Uttar Pradesh)
CBI(congress bureau of investigation ) investigate against raul vinci n found everything fictious.
IndianMind (India)14 mins ago
Ha ha ha what a joke. CBI has better job to do than saving Rahul Gandhi name. Every indian know how Rahul Gandhi changes his colours.
dev (Gurgaon)14 mins ago
Since when CBI has started doing this.Does it fall in their AMBIT? Bizzare this. If he could not do a fig in UP, In spite of FULL BACK UP by central GOVT……their too it was a foreighn hand? There is nothing to credit (PERFORMANCE WISE) that BIG FORCES WILL COME CALLING to damage him?
morningsunstar (india)


“Those website owners told CBI to come through the proper legal channel,” additional solicitor general Harin Raval informed the court. He said CBI was considering issuance of letters rogatory through Indian courts……The CBI is being told how to work!!!!! why CBI has not issued Letter Rogatory immediately???
nkrauta (haridwar)

cbi smells foreign hand in case of cong gen sec case; but how could the agency keep mum as regards foreign money involved in election expenditures of parties: it is strange!
so on so forth.  Comments against CBI and Raul Gandhi are endless.  Go to TOI website given above and read all the fascinating comments!

Sonia Gandhi 4th richest politician in the world

by Preeta Memon
September 19, 2012