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Narendra Modi demands calling Chief Ministers’ meeting to discuss the recommendations of Sarkariya Commission on Centre-State relationship

NCTC order is Centre’s backdoor attack on the constitutional powers of the states: Guj CM

Criticizing sternly the Centre’s approach regarding NCTC Chief Minister Narendra Modi today said the NCTC order is a part of Centre’s well-thought-out machination to attack on the Federal spirit of the constitution and to snatch the powers of state governments.

Mr. Modi demanded to call forthwith a meeting of state’s Chief Ministers to discuss the recommendations of Sarkariya Commission on the Centre-State relationship.

The Central government is making backdoor attack on the constitutional powers of the states in a bid to acquire more powers for itself. This has posed a major threat to the democratic and federal structure of our nation, he said.

Mr. Modi pointed out that the Centre could have discussed with the states or could have called a meet of National Security Council before issuing NCTC order. But it has entirely neglected the constitutional powers of the states.

Stating that many states have already expressed displeasure over NCTC order he demanded to call a meet of state’s Chief Ministers to have national level discussion on the recommendations of Sarkariya Commission.

Chief Minister said the legislation like GUJCOC has been passed thrice inGujaratassembly but has not been approved by the Centre for last five years. Internal security is crucial forGujaratas it possesses a big coastline and shares international boarder. Considering this, Centre should give priority to GUJCOC as a part of national security. But, it is not ready to acceptGujarat’s democratic demand. This confirms Centre’s unjust and discriminatory approach towards the states.

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PM reviews status of oxygen availability to ensure adequate supply
April 16, 2021
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PM Narendra Modi took a comprehensive review to ensure adequate medical grade oxygen supply in the country. Inputs from ministries like Health, DPIIT, Steel, Road Transport, etc were also shared with the PM. PM stressed that it is important to ensure synergy across ministries & state governments.

PM Modi also took a detailed review of current situation of oxygen supply and projected use in the coming 15 days across 12 high burden states (Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan). An overview of district level situation in these states was presented to the PM.

PM was informed that the Centre and States are in regular contact and estimates for projected demand have been shared with states as on 20th April, 25th April & 30th April. Accordingly, 4,880 MT, 5,619 MT and 6,593 MT have been allocated to these 12 states for meeting their projected demand as on 20th April, 25th April and 30th April, respectively.

PM was briefed about production capacity in the country to meet the rising demand. PM suggested to increase oxygen production as per capacity of each plant. It was discussed that surplus stocks of oxygen supply in steel plants are being offered from medical use.

PM urged officials to ensure seamless and free movement of tankers carrying oxygen throughout the country. The Government has exempted all interstate movement of oxygen tankers from registration of permits to enable easier movement. PM was informed that States and transporters have been asked to ensure tankers move round the clock with drivers working in shifts to ensure faster turnaround and adequate capacity to meet the surge in demand. Cylinder filling plants will also be permitted 24 hour working with necessary safeguards. The Government is allowing Industrial cylinders to be used for medical oxygen after due purging. Similarly nitrogen and argon tankers will be automatically allowed to be converted to oxygen tankers to overcome the potential shortage of tankers.

Officers also briefed the PM about the efforts being made to import medical grade oxygen.