Friday, June 30, 2006


Good news or just some announcements to pacify Oriyas temporarily?

Hopefully this is for real!! But once bitten twice shy. It would have been more reassuring if the announcement came from the PM himself and from Delhi; not from Bhubaneswar.

Anyway the article says "official release". Which official does it refer to. Govt of India? Govt of Orissa? Mr. Chandrasekhar Sahu's official release?

I hope it is not nitpicking, but since I have lost all faith in PM Dr. Singh, what does it mean he has assuered. When will the NIS/IISER be established? If classes will start in Kolkata and Pune IISER in July 2006, and the PM has already made an announcement for an IISER in Punjab, why does not he come out and announce the establishment of an IISER/NIS in Bhubaneswar? Why just an assurance? What is the value of an assurance, when the PM does not say that he gave the assurance, but Mr. Sahu says that he got an assurance.

NIS to be set up in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, July 1. (PTI): Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has assured that a National Institute of Science (NIS) would be set up here, an official release said on Friday.

Singh gave the assurance to Union Minister of State for Labour Chandrasekhar Sahu at a recent meeting, it said.

Sahu, who met the Prime Minister in New Delhi over some pending major issues related to Orissa, had apprised him that the UGC had announced in 2003 to set up four regional centres of integrated science at Bhubaneswar, Pune, Allahabad and Chennai.

For this purpose, Sahu said, 75 acres had been identified at Gothapatna in Bhubaneswar. However, the Centre had shelved the proposal on the ground that the UGC was not competent to set up such institutes under the Act.

The Centre had decided to establish two National Institutes of Science for research at Kolkata and Pune under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, he said and urged Singh to either revive the UGC proposal to set up the NIS at Bhubaneswar or implement the same under the HRD Ministry, it said.

The Prime Minister, the release said, had responded positively to the suggestion.

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