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I thought we had stupid morons only in India to be paying taxes for the politicians to do us in the rear. It looks like even Americans are doing it in the form of Aid and British are also into it in the form of VIP Executive Committee of crap!
LONDON: The British government is spending around 25,000 pounds (over Rs.20 lakh) a day to protect former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf,
who has made London his new home, a newspaper reported on Friday.
The Times said Scotland Yard’s Specialist Protection Unit, known as SO1, has assigned a round-the-clock team of at least 10 men and women to protect the former army dictator, who lives in a luxurious three-bedroom flat in an Arab quarter of West London.
Musharraf has been using the flat as his base for about four months and also has a team of retired Pakistani commandos to protect him. He is said to be paying the Pakistanis from his own pocket.
The decision to provide him further British security was reportedly taken at a meeting of the Royal and VIP Executive Committee held at the home office.
The Times said the elite unit is responsible for the personal protection of the British prime minister, former prime ministers, certain government ministers, some ambassadors and "high-profile persons considered to be under threat from terrorist attack in the UK".
The costs are thought to include the provision of a car plus security equipment such as alarms and closed-circuit television cameras fitted to his flat. SO1 is providing the security detail.
Lord Nazir Ahmed, a Pakistani-born member of the ruling Labour Party, has written to British home secretary Alan Johnson urging him to stop spending taxpayers’ money on protecting Musharraf.
"I think the government needs to review Mr. Musharraf’s security. There are people within Britain who could do with those extra police officers rather than a man who can afford private bodyguards," he said.
Now, don’t tell me that the government is trying to bring down inflation by such a cheap act. Just how low can you get???
MUMBAI: In what’s sure to rub salt into old wounds, the railways is approaching victims of the July 11, 2006 train blasts to ‘recover’ interest charges paid along with the compensation.
Bhayander resident Raju Kamble, one of the hundreds who sustained serious injuries on that fateful day, received a meagre compensation of Rs 28,000 from the railway tribunal in January. This was despite his pleas for an ex gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh. What shocked him even more was a court notice, which arrived at his doorstep a couple of days ago. It asked him to remain present in a case in which the central government (railways) wants to recover the extra Rs 980—which was paid to him as “interest charges”.
Kamble is among the 710 other blasts victims who have received similar notices and are being “dragged” to court at a time when the city prepares to observe the second anniversary of the blasts.
The compensation was sanctioned by the railway tribunal with a rider that an interest of six per cent should be paid for any delay in disbursement.
[ Original News: The Times of India ]
If the government is trying to act so cheap and lowly because of lack of money in the country…. I wonder where all my Taxes go……
Now you know where our taxes are going…. I wonder if they had to undergo a performance appraisal like us…
The President has just got a big raise with the Cabinet deciding to double the pay packet from 50,000 to one lakh rupees a month.
The Vice-President’s salary has also been raised from 40,000 to 85,000 rupees.
The Governors’ salaries have been increased from 36,000 to 75,000 rupees.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunshi said the raise was necessary as MPs were earning more than the Vice-President, who is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha.
Even former Presidents emoluments have been doubled and more facilities have been sanctioned for the spouses of late Presidents and Vice-Presidents.
The increase in emoluments would come into effect from January 1 last year.
The hike was necessitated as Members of Parliament have a Rs 68,000 pay packet while the presiding officer of the Rajya Sabha drew less than them, Dasmunsi said.
Former Presidents’ emoluments have also been doubled to Rs six lakh a year, while more facilities have been sanctioned for the spouses of late Presidents and Vice-Presidents.
Dasmunsi said the decision to increase the salary had been taken last year itself, but since the then President and Vice-President were retiring, it was deferred.[ Source: NDTV.com: Prez, Governors get salary bonanza ]