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    List of Government Schemes and Institutions named after the Nehru-Gandhis submitted to CEC
    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 member of the Nehru Gandhi family viz. Rajiv Gandhi, Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru, which has been submitted to the Election Commission by A.Surya Prakash as an Annexure to his complaint. This list includes most of the projects, schemes and institutions funded by the Union Government and the Governments in the States.
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    Government Schemes/ Projects


    Central Government Schemes
    1. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana, Ministry of Power - A scheme “Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana” 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 Household by 2009. Rural Electrification Corporation (REC) is the nodal agency for the scheme. Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana to be continued during the Eleventh Plan period with a capital subsidy of Rs. 28000 Crore; allocation of Rs 5500 crore for FY09.
    2. Rajiv Gandhi National Drinking Water Mission (RGNDWM), Ministry of Rural Development, Annual allocation plan 2007-08 was Rs.6,400 crore and Annual allocation plan 2008-09 is Rs.7,300 crore.
    3. Rajiv Gandhi National Crèche Scheme for the Children of Working Mothers, Department of Women & Child Development, Ministry of HRD, New Delhi,
    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 a CSS funded on cost-sharing basis between the Centre and the States in the ratio of 75:25. In the case of UTs, the entire funds are provided by Centre. The target groups for housing under IAY are households below poverty line living 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 unorganized sector in a phased manner. Budgetary allocation in 2008-09 is 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
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    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, M.P.
    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 Govt.
    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.
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    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.

    Stadia

    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
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    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
    Total budgetary plan outlay 2008-9 - 69.92crore
    Total budgetary plan outlay 2009-10 - 324 crore

    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
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    Awards

    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 forBest 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
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    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
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    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

    Roads/Buildings/places

    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
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    Text of complaint to CEC

    A.Surya prakash 170, National Media Campus
    Nathupur, Gurgaon -122002
    Haryana

    March 12, 2009
    Mr.N.Gopalaswami
    Chief Election Commissioner
    Nirvacharan Sadan
    New Delhi – 1100 01
    Subject: Unfair advantage accruing to the Congress Party because of naming of Central and State Government schemes
    and programmes after icons of that party.
    Sir,
    I would like to draw your attention to a matter that concerns free and fair elections and a level playing field for all political parties.

    I notice that over the last 18 years, there has been a planned and sustained effort by the Congress Party to name all major government programmes, projects and institutions in the country after three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family viz Jawaharlal Nehru, Indira Gandhi and Rajiv Gandhi.

    On a rough estimate about 450 Central 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, old age pensions, employment guarantee etc) 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 and it would not be possible to ensure a level playing field for all political parties.

    For example, among programmes of the Union Government, the Congress Party has named the rural electrification programme, which involves an outgo of Rs 28,000 crore during the Eleventh Plan period ( Allocation of Rs 5500 Crore during fiscal 2008-09) after Rajiv Gandhi. It is known as the Rajiv Gandhi Grameen Vidyutikaran Yojana. The drinking water mission, for which the Union Government has allocated Rs 21,000 crore over three years (budgetary allocation of Rs 6400 crore during FY 2007-08, Rs 7300 crore in FY 2008-09 and Rs 7400 crore in FY 2009-10) is also named after him and is called the Rajiv Gandhi Drinking Water Mission.

    There are also some big ticket programmes named after Indira Gandhi and Jawaharlal Nehru. For example, the housing programme is named after Indira Gandhi. This is called Indira Awas Yojana. The budgetary allocation for this programme was Rs 7919.00 crore in FY 2008-09 and Rs 7914.70 crore in FY 2009-10. Rural households below the poverty line constitute the target group for this scheme. Also named after her is the old age pension scheme called the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme. The budgetary provision for this scheme for FY 2008-09 was Rs 3443 crore. This programme is meant to provide social security to workers in the unorganized sector. Central government programmes involving huge outlay of public funds which have been named after Jawaharlal Nehru over the last two decades are the Jahawarlal Nehru Rojgar Yojana and the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. The Rojgar Yojana, which later metamorphosed into Jawaharlal Gram Samruddi Yojana and the Sampoorna Grameen Rozgar Yojana was meant to provide employment to millions of unemployed citizens. The Union Government proposes to spend Rs 50,000 crore over a seven-year time frame on the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission. The budgetary allocation for this programme was Rs 10447.98 crore in 2008-09. In FY 2009-10, the allocation is Rs 10713.84 crore.

    There are several other programmes named after Rajiv Gandhi. These include:
    The Rajiv Gandhi National Creche Scheme for Children of Working Mothers (budgetary allocation of Rs 91.88 crore in FY 2008-09 and Rs 91.52 crore in 2009-10) and the programme to promote micro, small and medium enterprises called the Rajiv Gandhi Udyami Mitra Yojana with a budgetary allocation of Rs 2.70 crore ( FY 2008-09) and Rs 1.12 crore ( FY 2009-10). But, this is not the end of the list. We also have the Rajiv Gandhi Shramik Kalyan Yojana, an insurance scheme for workers and the Rajiv Gandhi Shilpi Swasthya Bima Yojana.

    State Governments too have been vying with each other to name programmes and schemes after these three members of the Nehru-Gandhi Family. These include the Rajiv Gandhi Breakfast Scheme, Pondicherry; Rajiv Ratna Awas Yojana for the poor in Delhi State; Rajiv Arogyasri Health Insurance scheme for BPL families in Andhra Pradesh; Rajiv Gandhi Computer Literacy Mission in Assam; Rajiv Gandhi Bridges and Roads Infrastructure Development Programme, Haryana; Rajiv Gandhi Vidyarthi Suraksha Yojana,Maharastra; Rajiv Gandhi Tourism Development Mission, Rajasthan; Indira Kranthi Patham Scheme and Indira Jeevitha Bima Pathakam, Andhra Pradesh; Indira Gandhi Niradhar Yojana, Maharastra; Indira Gandhi Priyadarshini Vivah Shagun Yojana, Haryana; Indira Gandhi Calf-Rearing Scheme, Andhra Pradesh; and the Indira Gandhi Landless Agriculture Labour Scheme, Maharastra to name a few of the 52 programmes launched in the states.

    A perusal of these programmes and schemes shows a systematic attempt by the Congress Party 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 Party.

    In fact, I have found that 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 (100), 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), Roads, Buildings and Places (74). The entire list is provided in Annexure I.


    Such is the obsession of the Congress Party with these three members of a single family in this country that even the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi has been virtually forgotten. The Congress Party’s contempt for Mahatma Gandhi is best explained by the fact that just one central scheme – the Mahatma Gandhi Backward Region Development Fund- has been named after him. This too was done as an after thought only in 2007, almost 60 years after the Mahatma’s assassination. On the other hand, the rural electrification programme, the drinking water mission, the national crèche scheme for children and the programme to promote micro and small industries in rural areas (something that was close to the heart of the Mahatma) are all named after Rajiv Gandhi. The massive central programme to build houses for the rural poor (again something that would have made the Mahatma proud) is named after Indira Gandhi, as also the national old age pension scheme. Yet another programme which ought to have been named after the Mahatma - the greatest Indian of the 20 th 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 as also the Urban Renewal Mission (annual budgetary allocation of over Rs 10,000 Crores).
    .
    Equally glaring is the omission of many other eminent Indians including Sardar Vallabhai Patel, India’s first Deputy Prime Minister who undertook the arduous task of integrating 563 princely states into a single nation and Dr.B.R.Ambedkar, who presided over the committee that drafted our Constitution and embedded basic values of democracy and social justice. No central programmes have been named after them. Such is the Congress Party’s determination to name every scheme after its own leaders that even the National Fellowship Scheme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students is named after Rajiv Gandhi and not Dr.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.
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    A similar tendency is seen in all states where the Congress Party has been in power. These states have been vying with each other in naming government programmes and schemes after these three members of the Nehru-Gandhi family. While there are many examples of this kind, the most glaring example, which raises a question is regard to free and fair election is the blatant advertisement of the Congress Party on the Ambulances that provide emergency medical help all over Andhra Pradesh. These ambulances, which reach every village in the state in quick time, 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 Party 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”.
    (Please See Annexure II)
    While it is true that Andhra Pradesh was the first to launch the emergency ambulance programme, it is not the only state which is fully covered by this programme. Gujarat has implemented this last year and has ensured full coverage of all the 18080 villages in the state. But Gujarat does not advertise these ambulances as some kind of largesse from the ruling party. They do not carry any portrait of any icon of any political party.

    By displaying the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi on every ambulance (it has 650 ambulances and proposes to add 150 more to this fleet) which reaches every village, the ruling
    Congress Party in the state is drawing undue electoral advantage out of a programme launched with public funds. A public programme is being made to look like a programme of a political party or a private donor. I would request the Election Commission to immediately examine this issue and issue a direction to the Andhra Pradesh Government to immediately remove the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi from the ambulances and also to give the health insurance scheme (Arogyasri) a politically neutral name.

    While it can be argued that a government has a right to name an airport or an institution or building after someone it considers a national icon, it cannot certainly be anybody’s case that government programmes involving public spending of thousands of crores of rupees on a recurring basis can be named after members of a single political family associated with a single political party so that this particular party would gain electoral advantage on a continuous basis.

    Many years ago, when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was in power at the Centre, it launched a special programme to fund rural roads and called it the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. This nomenclature, as is obvious, is politically neutral. I also find that several schemes launched by the present government in Madhya Pradesh are also given politically neutral names and called Mukhya Mantri Yojanas. I would urge the Election Commission to commend this approach to all governments in the larger interests of democracy and political plurality and put every player in the democratic playfield on an equal footing. This is the model that needs to be promoted both at the Centre and in the States if we are to ensure political plurality and fair and objective conditions for all political players.


    I would therefore request you 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 enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in letter and spirit as also the various directions and instructions issued by the Commission from time to time.

    In this connection I would like to draw your attention to Part VII of the Model Code of Conduct drafted by the Election Commission for the guidance of political parties and particularly for political parties which are in government. It says:

    “VII. Party in Power
    The party in power whether at the Centre or in the State or
    States concerned, shall ensure that no cause is given for any complaint
    that it has used its official position for the purposes of its election
    campaign and in particular -
    (i) (a) The Ministers shall not combine their official visit
    with electioneering work and shall not also make
    use of official machinery or personnel during the
    electioneering work;
    (b) Government transport including official air-crafts,
    vehicles, machinery and personnel shall not be used
    for furtherance of the interest of the party in power;”

    The Model Code of Conduct further says the party in power should not “monopolise” public places and maidans and helipads, rest houses and dak bungalows or issue advertisements at the cost of the public exchequer or misuse official mass media for partisan coverage “regarding achievements” of the ruling party. It also prohibits ministers from making “grants/payments” after elections are announced; announce financial grants in any form, lay foundation stones or make promises in regard to construction of roads, provision of drinking water etc “ which may have the effect of influencing the voters in favour of the party in power”.

    In other words, the Code of Conduct prohibits a party in power from using its “official position” for its election campaign. Also, it prohibits ministers from using official machinery and personnel, vehicles and state aircraft to further “the interest of the party in power”. Ministers are not to misuse the mass media for partisan coverage or to do anything which is tantamount to “influencing the voters in favour of the party in power”. Since the Commission lays down a general injunction against misusing “official position”, how can it possibly allow a ruling party to name every other government scheme after one of its icons, thus placing all other political parties at a terrible disadvantage? Is this not the most glaring misuse of official position?


    Further, when the Model Code of Conduct prohibits even minor misdemeanors like misuse of government vehicles and personnel by the ruling party in an election campaign, how can it possibly allow a ruling party to hijack almost every government scheme and name schemes worth over Rs One Lakh Crores after just three members of a single family who are icons of that party?
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    By displaying the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi on every ambulance (it has 650 ambulances and proposes to add 150 more to this fleet) which reaches every village, the ruling
    Congress Party in the state is drawing undue electoral advantage out of a programme launched with public funds. A public programme is being made to look like a programme of a political party or a private donor. I would request the Election Commission to immediately examine this issue and issue a direction to the Andhra Pradesh Government to immediately remove the portrait of Rajiv Gandhi from the ambulances and also to give the health insurance scheme (Arogyasri) a politically neutral name.

    While it can be argued that a government has a right to name an airport or an institution or building after someone it considers a national icon, it cannot certainly be anybody’s case that government programmes involving public spending of thousands of crores of rupees on a recurring basis can be named after members of a single political family associated with a single political party so that this particular party would gain electoral advantage on a continuous basis.

    Many years ago, when the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was in power at the Centre, it launched a special programme to fund rural roads and called it the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana. This nomenclature, as is obvious, is politically neutral. I also find that several schemes launched by the present government in Madhya Pradesh are also given politically neutral names and called Mukhya Mantri Yojanas. I would urge the Election Commission to commend this approach to all governments in the larger interests of democracy and political plurality and put every player in the democratic playfield on an equal footing. This is the model that needs to be promoted both at the Centre and in the States if we are to ensure political plurality and fair and objective conditions for all political players.


    I would therefore request you 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 enforcement of the Model Code of Conduct in letter and spirit as also the various directions and instructions issued by the Commission from time to time.

    In this connection I would like to draw your attention to Part VII of the Model Code of Conduct drafted by the Election Commission for the guidance of political parties and particularly for political parties which are in government. It says:

    “VII. Party in Power
    The party in power whether at the Centre or in the State or
    States concerned, shall ensure that no cause is given for any complaint
    that it has used its official position for the purposes of its election
    campaign and in particular -
    (i) (a) The Ministers shall not combine their official visit
    with electioneering work and shall not also make
    use of official machinery or personnel during the
    electioneering work;
    (b) Government transport including official air-crafts,
    vehicles, machinery and personnel shall not be used
    for furtherance of the interest of the party in power;”

    The Model Code of Conduct further says the party in power should not “monopolise” public places and maidans and helipads, rest houses and dak bungalows or issue advertisements at the cost of the public exchequer or misuse official mass media for partisan coverage “regarding achievements” of the ruling party. It also prohibits ministers from making “grants/payments” after elections are announced; announce financial grants in any form, lay foundation stones or make promises in regard to construction of roads, provision of drinking water etc “ which may have the effect of influencing the voters in favour of the party in power”.

    In other words, the Code of Conduct prohibits a party in power from using its “official position” for its election campaign. Also, it prohibits ministers from using official machinery and personnel, vehicles and state aircraft to further “the interest of the party in power”. Ministers are not to misuse the mass media for partisan coverage or to do anything which is tantamount to “influencing the voters in favour of the party in power”. Since the Commission lays down a general injunction against misusing “official position”, how can it possibly allow a ruling party to name every other government scheme after one of its icons, thus placing all other political parties at a terrible disadvantage? Is this not the most glaring misuse of official position?


    Further, when the Model Code of Conduct prohibits even minor misdemeanors like misuse of government vehicles and personnel by the ruling party in an election campaign, how can it possibly allow a ruling party to hijack almost every government scheme and name schemes worth over Rs One Lakh Crores after just three members of a single family who are icons of that party?

    I am indeed surprised that this matter has not caught the attention of the Election Commission, which has always displayed such alacrity in disciplining political parties and rapping party bosses on the knuckles for even the slightest deviation in the Code of Conduct. I regard the naming of dozens of government programmes and schemes after just three members of a single political family as a sustained and colossal misuse of the government machinery and government funds by the Congress Party for political and electoral purposes. Given the commission’s rigid and inflexible approach to even minor violations by other parties, I would urge the commission to take immediate steps to
    correct the imbalance that the Congress Party has brought about through this Machiavellian device of naming all schemes and programmes after members of the Nehru-Gandhi Family.

    In fact, the commission has specifically stressed the importance of “a level playing field” among all political parties during elections. For example, the commission took note of the announcement made by Mr.Arjun Singh on April 5, 2006, which was put out by the electronic media that day and repeated in both the electronic and print media thereafter to the effect that 27% quota for other backward classes (OBCs) in Central Government funded educational institutions, like, IIMs, IITs and Central Universities, shall be reserved from the coming academic year 2006-2007. On the basis of these reports in the electronic and print media, the Commission was of the view that this announcement by Mr. Singh was prima facie in violation of the Model Code of Conduct which was in force from March 1, 2006 in the context of the general elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Pondicherry.

    After investigating the matter, the commission said on May 10, 2006 that its notice to the Central Government and Mr.Singh had served its intended purpose of putting restraint on statements by Ministers, both of the Centre as well as of the States, and by the Governments, “which could otherwise have had a further vitiating effect on the conduct of free and fair elections and disturbing the level playing field among the political parties in the election arena” (emphasis mine). This order of the commission, signed by its Secretary Mr.A.K.Mazumdar, rightly focuses on the importance of a level playing field in elections.

    In Mr.Arjun Singh’s Case, the commission even said “ In the upholding of the Model Code of Conduct the party and persons in power have, for obvious reasons, a higher responsibility and they are expected not only to uphold it but should also be perceived to be so doing”. In other words, the commission expects political parties in power to conduct themselves in such a manner that the public at large “perceives” them to be upholding the Model Code of Conduct. If every other government scheme or project is named only after icons of the Congress Party, how can the public “perceive” the ruling party to be upholding the Code?
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    Earlier, on May 1, 2004, in a case pertaining to defacement of public property and putting up of election posters and banners in violation of orders of the ECI in Pondicherry, the commission had issued a notice to the All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) asking it to show cause why its recognition as a political party should not be withdrawn. In this case the commission cited Section 16 A of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment) Order, 1968 which gives the commission the power to suspend or withdraw recognition of a recognised political party for its failure to observe the Model Code of Conduct or follow lawful directions and instructions of the Commission.

    In yet another case, the commissioned examined the complaint that the Union Ministry of Tourism had distributed publicity material to promote the election prospects of the Smt.Poonam Azad, candidate of the Bharatiya Janata Party in 2-Gole Market Assembly Constituency in New Delhi in November, 2003. This material was distributed along with an appeal made by Shri Jagmohan, Union Minister for Tourism and an election pamphlet issued in the name of Shri Kirti Azad, MP, urging the electors of this constituency to elect Smt. Azad, the BJP candidate.


    The Election Commission, after an inquiry said that it was “convinced” that the party (BJP) “misused the said government publicity materials, to promote the election prospects of Smt Poonam Azad, its candidate at the election from the said assembly constituency, and thereby violated Para VII of the Model Code of Conduct for the Guidance of Political Parties and Candidates which was in force w.e.f. 6th October, 2003”. The commission went on to express its “displeasure” on the conduct of the BJP and the Union Minister of Tourism, Shri Jagmohan.

    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.

    In these instructions, which were sent out to the Chief Secretaries of all States and Union Territories and all Chief Electoral Officers of all States and Union Territories, the commission said that it had considered the question of various references currently available in the State Government websites/Ministerial official websites pertaining to several departments and government organizations “highlighting their achievements but eulogizing the same as personal achievements of Politicians / Ministers”. The Commission has decided that during the period when model code of conduct is in force in connection with general election to the Lok Sabha /State Legislative Assemblies, “all references to Ministers, Politicians or Political Parties available on such State Government /Central Government`s official websites, shall be taken off. During bye-elections, these instructions may be confined to only those Politicians/Ministers, etc. who themselves become candidates at such bye- elections”. The commission said it wanted “strict compliance” of this directive by all concerned.

    It is clear from the instructions issued by the commission to all governments on November 21, 2007 that it does not want individuals associated with a party to eulogise government achievements “as personal achievements” of ministers and politicians.
    If that is so, how can thousands of Crores of public money spent on government schemes and programmes be palmed off as gifts from a single party or worse, a single family to the people?

    This blatant attempt to package and market government programmes run on public money as munificent offerings from a family to the people and consequently to draw political and electoral advantage for a political party, run by that family, must, in the larger interests of our democracy and political plurality, in my view, be put an end to.

    I would request the commission to issue a direction to the Governmment of India and all governments in the states to ensure that the nomenclature of all government schemes and programmes is politically neutral and to delete the names of members of a Nehru-Gandhi Family from these schemes immediately because of the unfair advantage that this offers to the Congress Party in the ensuing Lok Sabha Election and in the elections that are to be held to elect some state assemblies.

    Since the schedule for the Lok Sabha election has already been announced, I would request the Election Commission to seek compliance of this direction immediately. If the Union Government or any of the state governments fail to comply with this direction, it can always exercise its power to withdraw recognition to the Congress Party as outlined in Paragraph 16A of the Election Symbols (Reservation and Allotment)
    Order, 1968, which provides as follows:-

    “16A. Power of Commission to suspend or withdraw recognition of a
    recognised political party for its failure to observe Model Code of
    Conduct or follow lawful directions and instructions of the Commission -
    Notwithstanding anything in this Order, if the Commission is satisfied on
    information in its possession that a political party, recognised either as a
    National party or as a State party under the provisions of this Order, has failed
    or has refused or is refusing or has shown or is showing defiance by its
    conduct or otherwise (a) to observe the provisions of the ‘Model Code of
    Conduct for Guidance of Political Parties and Candidates’ as issued by the
    Commission in January, 1991 or as amended by it from time to time, or (b) to
    follow or carry out the lawful directions and instructions of the Commission
    given from time to time with a view to furthering the conduct of free, fair and
    peaceful elections or safeguarding the interests of the general public and the
    electorate in particular, the Commission may, after taking into account all the
    available facts and circumstances of the case and after giving the party
    reasonable opportunity of showing cause in relation to the action proposed to
    be taken against it, either suspend, subject to such terms as the Commission
    may deem appropriate, or withdraw the recognition of such party as the
    National Party or, as the case may be, the State Party”.

    I look forward to immediate action by the Election Commission of India to ensure a level playing field for all political parties during the general election to the Lok Sabha. As the Election Commission said in its order of May 10, 2006 in Shri Arjun Singh’s Case, it does not want the party in power to do anything that “vitiates” free and fair elections and “disturbs” the level playing field among political parties. I would urge the commission to apply these very principles in the present case and issue instructions to the Union Government and all the State Governments to change the nomenclature of all government programmes and schemes which have the effect of influencing the voters in favour of the Congress Party and thus giving this party an unfair advantage over other political parties.


    With Warm Regards,



    A.Surya Prakash
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    Sabse jyada Rajeev Gandhi.............aisa kyon ????
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    In Maha I think people will prefer somthing named after Sharad pawar Father more than Rajiv Gandhi..... cause it gets confusing....
    Shaam-e-Avadh is very tiring

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    Quote Originally Posted by gracefulguy View Post
    Sabse jyada Rajeev Gandhi.............aisa kyon ????
    Rajiv is not importen. The name gandhi is importen used by the congress party to brainwash/mindcontrol the aam aadmi. They try to call everything after this family and people blindly follow them like sheeps. Latest you have the new gandhi statue in Patna. Congress want people to worship them like gods in a sick cult. So they can continue corrupt and loot the nation.






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    Banners of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi in Kumbh Mela

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