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Stray incidents - shipping master/superintendent and clerks of MMD Chennai, Ministry of Shipping, Govt. of India, by a loyal and honest CBI Officer Mr.Reghu Kumar, Supdt. * President's Medal winner

by Chandran P K (guest), 10 Mar 2016 06:15

The D.G.of Shipping did recieve Rs:12.64 crores during the year 1975-1980 from foreign shipping company's,being the differential of wages,this backpay was not given to those seafarers instead, this amount was used to start the Seafarers Welfare Fund Society.
This SOCIETY'S STAFF'S are enjoying all the facility's and benefits like,medical,loan,pension and so on.
And their job is to create new schemes to show false accounts and mislead the Retired Seafarers and their families.
The on-going Seafarers of our country should join together to implement a Pension scheme or else they are also going to be taken for a ride by their Unions,and Shipping company's.
Most of the Indian Seafarers are afraid that they may lose their jobs,and this is what the Company's and Unions want,they believe that the Seafarers being stranded all over this country will find it difficult to gather together,but believe me a time will come when the N.M.B.and its board memers will have to give a detailed account to the Retired and on-going seafarers of India

by Cleetus John (guest), 25 Feb 2014 07:38

Its true system is corrupted , Either congress or BJP or other party.Each of them have their own fiasco. But some times we need to be sure of what we talk about some good leaders. Please double check on the information appended above. I strongly feel its a big lie about MR R V Devraj. I belong to the same Chickpet area. Our Devraj Sir has been very helpful to me and my family . He is a against such mal pratices.
Let me share my story. Due Infulence of friends , i ended in bad company and a bad habits. Did not care much for my childeren and wife. Its MR RV Devraj , Who has changed my life. He has always been against corruption and talking rubbish about a good leader is not fair on your part . How much money did you get to put this shit online?? I feelthis is some sort of cheap game to put our sir down. We people of Chickpet know what our R.V Devraj Sir is!! Such nonsense is just you wasting your time online.

by Krishna (guest), 16 Aug 2012 00:11
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it is almost a year and the same corrupt practice of fake details of patients getting treatment, fake doctors attending to fake heroic surgeries, MCI inspecting and approving the patients brought in trucks and paid per day to stay in hospital for fake reasons, students continuing to pass/fail staged exams, new students still getting admitted paying > 50 lakhs, and in the end amir khan wonders why he has to apologise to tell the truth.

We all are with you so keep going onn.

by johngray123johngray123, 04 Jul 2012 08:03

GSM service is good and most of the people think that they are not providing good service.

Hi I would like to ask that did any one had caught this kind of person who were taking money.

Just take down some picture while taking bribe form any person and tell launch a complain against him.After launching a complain when police office arrest him tell him that i have proof of taking bribe form other person and doing work of that person.

Re: Relative has corrupted by johngray123johngray123, 21 May 2012 11:28

My name is Prathihari Desai.
I am here to discuss problem in India which are related to the Corruption?
How to make India free from corruption and what are the issues behind the corruption.
So common join us to make India FREE FROM CORRUPTION.

Thanks & Regards
Prathihari Desai.

satish kumar (guest) 23 Apr 2012 04:16
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Dear Sir,
I want to draw your kind attention that i have taken a house on rent in bangalore on 15Aug.2010 and vacate it on owner request on 6th june 2011 and i have deposited the amount of 40,000.Owner assured me he will deposit the deposit amount in my account but till date he is not returning my amount what shoud i do and how can i get the abovesaid amount.
Thanks& Regards
Satish Kumar
+91-9312997508

by satish kumar (guest), 23 Apr 2012 04:16
basudev dey (guest) 17 Mar 2012 05:21
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pranam madam je,
I am a student and i am preparation of civil services. last year i attande three days RTI workshop than after igo home. i told them about of RTI and create a commite ( RTI jankalyan sangh) in chandan kairy, dist - bokaro, jharkhand. when we publish some corruption then some govs body press with them, so much we need some help can you help us.

by basudev dey (guest), 17 Mar 2012 05:21

health education india facts-
1.More Than 50% candidates pay hefty sum->50Lakh as donation for MBBS seats
2.6 years of MBBS course teaches them not to go to the rural places for service
3.After 6 years another few years of study to get through entrance exam for post graduation-specilaization
4.even after specialization(3years) there is no infrastructure for practice or teaching in private medical college run for profit
5.Medical council of india bribed regularly in inspections to medical colleges to condone deficiencies
6.Judiciary and legislators corrupted to favour the MBBS and MD/MS degree market worth crores in private medical colleges
7.No scope for innovation for devicing treatments to suit poor people
8 University just a political farce which speaks for poor students but runs good business out of leaked question papers and rigged entrance exams
9.Poor people at mercy of the whole system of gory nexus of rich the politicians the judiciary and no voice
10.rich doctors further thier urban centric business by running fellowship courses irrelevent to the poor
11 A person has to undergo 11 years of training to treat a basic condition of infertitliy(15% of couples suffering do to this probelem)

health education india facts-
1.More Than 50% candidates pay hefty sum->50Lakh as donation for MBBS seats
2.6 years of MBBS course teaches them not to go to the rural places for service
3.After 6 years another few years of study to get through entrance exam for post graduation-specilaization
4.even after specialization(3years) there is no infrastructure for practice or teaching in private medical college run for profit
5.Medical council of india bribed regularly in inspections to medical colleges to condone deficiencies
6.Judiciary and legislators corrupted to favour the MBBS and MD/MS degree market worth crores in private medical colleges
7.No scope for innovation for devicing treatments to suit poor people
8 University just a political farce which speaks for poor students but runs good business out of leaked question papers and rigged entrance exams
9.Poor people at mercy of the whole system of gory nexus of rich the politicians the judiciary and no voice
10.rich doctors further thier urban centric business by running fellowship courses irrelevent to the poor
11 A person has to undergo 11 years of training to treat a basic condition of infertitliy(15% of couples suffering do to this probelem)

curious1 (guest) 05 Nov 2011 19:07
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but you just gave your name.. in above comment.. duh

by curious1 (guest), 05 Nov 2011 19:07

Flag this message Deficiencies and Defects in administration of Public Libraries – Govt. of Tamilnadu. PERSONAL AND STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL Saturday, 4 June, 2011 1:59 PM From:"chandran chandran" moc.oohay|484ckp#moc.oohay|484ckp View contact details To:moc.oohay|hzybas#moc.oohay|hzybas, ni.vog.nt|sc#ni.vog.nt|sc, ni.vog.nt|cescv#ni.vog.nt|cescv, ni.vog.nt|cesemoh#ni.vog.nt|cesemoh
Tmt .D. Sabitha, I.A.S., Honourable Secretary, School Education,

This is in continuation to the talk, the undersigned had with your good self. Re- Deficiencies and defects in administration of Public Libraries, in the State of Tamilnadu – Govt. of Tamilnadu.
1. The Director of Public Libraries, do not entertain any good suggestions, i.e. review for proper approach to the evaluation and assessment of the magazines, for better reader-ship. Further asks, me why complained to the Chief Secretary, Sri. Sripathi Rao? Says ‘Whatever we provide, readers have to read and go, since Library services are ‘Free' *which was not expected at the Director level, who is supposed to be a literate atleast to understand this with a conscience, viewing the importance of public- services in State-Administration.

2. Case Study: Noticed that the Branch Librarian of Shastri Nagar, seldom found in the library, but hangs around near the Office of the Director of Public Libraries. The subscribed magazine MARINE WAVES, while limited to subscription in Chennai District, was not found to be displayed for readership, when asked the staff on duty, she pulls out from the locked wooden cupboard and places on the table for the readers, assuring me that payment will not be affected. It also means payment made for non-supply? My intention as a publisher is primarily for the readers to read and derive benefit. With my little knowledge on Documentation and Library Science, it’s presumed all owing to lethargy or to prevent my magazine not gaining popularity amongst the readers, for future demand from public. God knows.
SUGGEST:
• TN Govt. Libraries to display the list of periodicals subscribed in a prominent place of the Branch-library premises, for the optimised benefit of the readers.
• List of authorized staff of the branch library be displayed, includes temporary staff, or else some new faces are privately seen changing within.* Branch librarian not available for readers contact also. Discipline is instilled to make reading in a quiet environment. Librarian never entertains phone contact, to communicate feedback; at least an e-mail contact will do well.
• There is no control over the change in address of the libraries, not updated with the Office of the Director for Public Libraries or with office of the District Library Officer. Postal despatch from the Patrika Channel though centralised. Mail goes to wrong address and hence returns back to the Publisher, who has to trace out the new address, personally going to TN Library HQ. Instead the local librarian to primarily inform the Post Master, to at least re-direct to new address with concern and message copy to publisher. Librarians prefer to serve agencies (middle-men) rather than direct despatch from publisher, with the obvious reasons, known to the enlightened.
• Instead, it is requested that the public libraries, make sure that the subscribed periodical magazines / newspapers are received and displayed for the readers to enrich their knowledge.
Public Libraries, need to value the quality of the text-content of the periodicals, books etc. or else It is meaningless to obtain the approval of the Director of Public Libraries, fulfilling all the formalities, when the District Library Officers of the coastal state itself, do not subscribe MARINE WAVES for the simple reason needing further the nod of Mr. G. Arivoli, Director of Public libraries, added to the general approval. Orelse, blindly stating no funds for the purchase, while without truly justifying against those purchased. All to the whims and fancies, going unchecked while MARINE WAVES, popularly known to the maritime fraternity, serving the maritime world of real expositions, of the deficiencies and defects in shipping, for the national maritime administrations as a feedback to improve, concentrates primarily on MARITIME SAFETY & SECURITY at sea, and seafarers welfare as SEAFARERS bring in valuable foreign-exchange to the country of their origin. DESPITE, Marine Waves–monthly newsletter being approved seven years ago by the Director of Public Libraries, the DLO (District Library Officer)’s of all the coastal district have not subscribed as yet, to this valuable magazine, because of being a non-political magazine. This is for your kind information to do the needful justifying my reasonable and legitimate request.
Respectfullyyours,
Dr. Chandran Peechulli, Ph.D ; D.Sc., F I E (India), F.I.I.P.E.,M.S.E.I., Pg.DIMS (UK), Pg.DTED, MSNAME (US), Fellow - Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Institution of Plant Engineers & Ex. Vice Chairman TN Chapter,Life Member &Ex.Executive Member-Indian Institute of Standards Engineer T N Chapter, Indian Institute of Occupational Health, Mg.Editor& Publisher - “Marine Waves” international maritime newsletter. Corporate-Member-Chennai Press Club. Ex. Chief Engineer (Marine) & General Manager (Tech),Consultant- CeeCee Industrial & Marine Mgt. Consultants,moc.oohay|484ckp#moc.oohay|484ckp, moc.semitaidni|namsrerafaes#moc.semitaidni|namsrerafaes Address: M107-5, 9th Cross Street, Besant Nagar, Chennai-600090. 044+42018982.
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Tmt..D. Sabitha, I.A.S., Personal & Confidential URGENT Dt.25-05-2011 Hon’ble Secretary to the Government of Tamilnadu, Fort Saint George, CHENNAI-600009. Phone: 25672790 (O), 26481222 (R), 25676388(Fax), Email: ni.vog.nt|ceshcs#ni.vog.nt|ceshcs

Most Respected Madam,

I am a retired Chief Engineer (Marine),aged 65 years, with long and rich experience, been instrumental in publishing “MARINE WAVES” monthly since 2004. All these years, I have been self-financing partly from my own hard-earned savings, and from my two sons, Elder, a Master Mariner-Captain, and younger son sailing as Chief Officer, - both qualified with Certificate Of Competency from U.K.). Honorary -service for the welfare of the seafarers, who are working and living on the deep seas, is widely acknowledged.
MARINE WAVES, is a Govt. of India’s registered newsletter, nationally acclaimed one of the best monthly newsletter, approved and recommended in 2005 by the Directorate of Libraries, Govt of Tamilnadu, for the T.N. Libraries. Some consideration only shown, Least subscriptions from three (3) of the thirty-one (31) District Library Officers, while INDIA though surrounded by the Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, also bounded by a coastline of more than 7,517 kms., A Maritime Nation. “MARINE WAVES” popularly known for my valued editorial-contents for improvement, can be viewed in archive www.themarinewaves.com, which stands as a testimony, to publish un-biased material, for career- guidance and imparting knowledge, never-biased to any shipping company, port- administrations, maritime colleges/ academies / universities nor the shipping regulators, (Directorate General Shipping, Govt. of India),but for revealing facts through investigative reporting etc. exposing the facts of out at sea, on seafarer’s living and working conditions, their hardships on the high seas with occupational hazards, away from their near and dear ones.
My services to seafarers, were very well appreciated in writing by the then Joint Director-General of Shipping, Mr. Lukose Vallatharai, I.A.S., on his own, vide Jt.DG(cr)08 dated 13th March 2008, “MARINE WAVES” popularly known amongst the seafarers and the shipping circle and the regulatory body (DGS). I do share my wide and rich experience, with the budding marine engineers and publishing materials of interest to floating officers/engineers, keeping them abreast of the international conventions of International Maritime Organisation (IMO). IMO's primary purpose is to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit today includes safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping. I had represented my case of genuineness, to Shri. KS Sripathi, IAS; the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, asking for a proper assessment and evaluation of the subscribed intakes of quality to the TN Libraries, to reach-out to all Libraries, thus readers derive benefit of the same, which generates larger employment avenues, fetching more foreign-exchange to the nation’s exchequer, as the salary paid to seafarers are in U.S. Dollars, thereby utilising the enormous spare man-power in India. Matter referred by the School Education Department, T.N.Secretariat to the Director of Libraries,Chennai-2, same again taken in a lighter vein by the Director of Public Libraries, saying as usual, shall consider every-time next year, resulting in a subject of betrayal.
Hence, I call upon your good self, to kindly consider my genuineness of the case and favour me with the deserving valued orders, to continue serving the public, through the valued readers of Public-Libraries.

Thanking you, Yoursfaithfully

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Dr. ChandranPeechulli,Ph.D ; D.Sc., F I E (India), F.I.I.P.E., M.S.E.I., Pg.DIMS(UK),Pg.DTED, MSNAME(US), Fellow - Institution of ngineers (India), Indian Institution of Plant Engineers & Ex. ViceChairman TN Chapter, Life Member&Ex.Executive Member-Indian Institute of Standards Engineer T N Chapter, Indian Institute of Occupational Health, Mg.Editor& Publisher - “MarineWaves” international maritime newsletter. Corporate-Member-Chennai PressClub. Ex. Chief Engineer (Marine) & General Manager (Tech),Consultant- CeeCee Industrial & MarineMgt.Consultants,moc.oohay|484ckp#moc.oohay|484ckp, seafarersman @indiatimes .com Address: M107-5, 29th Cross Street, Besant Nagar,Chennai-600090. 044+42018982.
Thiru C.Ve Shanmugam, Hon’ble Minister for School Education, Dt. 13-07-2011 Govt. of Tamilnad, Fort Saint George, CHENNAI-600009.
Respected Sir,
I am a retired Chief Engineer (Marine), aged 65 years, with long and rich experience. Instrumental in publishing “MARINE WAVES” monthly since 2004. All these years I have been partially self-financing from my own hard-earned savings, and from my two sons ( Elder, a Master Mariner-Captain, younger son sailing as Chief Officer, - both qualified with Certificate Of Competency from U.K.), self giving honorary service for the welfare of the seafarers, who are working and living on the deep seas. MARINE WAVES is a Govt. of India’s registered newsletter, nationally acclaimed one of the best monthly newsletter (*my brain-child), approved and recommended in 2005, by the Directorate of Libraries, Govt of Tamilnadu, for the T.N. Libraries, but some consideration only shown, as the least subscriptions given i.e. three (3) of the thirty-one (31) District Library Officers, they say special nod needed from the Director of Public Libraries.
Sir, INDIA is surrounded by Bay of Bengal, Arabian Sea and Indian Ocean, also bounded by a coastline of more than 7,517 kms., A Maritime Nation. Popularly known of my editorials in archive www.themarinewaves.com which stands as a testimony, to publish un-biased material, for career guidance and imparting knowledge, never-biased to any shipping company, port- administrations, maritime colleges/ academies / universities nor the shipping regulators,(Directorate General Shipping, Govt. of India),but for revealing facts through investigative reporting etc. exposing facts of out at sea, on seafarer’s living and working conditions, their hardships on the high seas with occupational hazards, away from their near and dear ones. My services to seafarers, were very well appreciated in writing by the then Joint Director- General of Shipping, LUKOSE VALLATHARAI, I.A.S., on his own, vide Jt.DG(cr)08 dated 13th March 2008, “MARINE WAVES” popularly known amongst the seafarers and the shipping circle and the regulating body (DGS). I do share my wide and rich experience, with the budding marine engineers and publishing materials of interest to floating officers/engineers, keeping them abreast of the international conventions of International Maritime Organisation (IMO). IMO's primary purpose is to develop and maintain a comprehensive regulatory framework for shipping and its remit today includes safety, environmental concerns, legal matters, technical co-operation, maritime security and the efficiency of shipping. I had represented my case of genuineness, to Shri.KS Sripathi, IAS; Ex. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, asking for a proper assessment and evaluation of the subscribed intakes of quality newsletter to the TN Libraries, to reach out to all Libraries, thus readers derive benefit of the same, which generates larger employment avenues, fetching more foreign-exchange to the nation’s exchequer, as the salary paid to seafarers are in U.S. Dollars, thereby utilising the enormous spare man-power in India. Matter referred by the School Edn. Dept., Secretariat to the Director of Libraries,Chennai-2, same again taken in a lighter vein by Director of Public Libraries, saying as usual every-time next year, resulting in a subject of betrayal. Hence, I call upon your good self to kindly consider my humble request and genuineness of the case and favour me with subscriptions to reach out to all libraries of Tamilnadu, recognising the deserving valued orders. Highlights ample employment opportunities to the valued readers thus fetching valuable foreign-exchange as earnings to the state and national exchequer.
Thanking you. Yours faithfully

Dr. Chandran Peechulli, Ph.D ; D.Sc., F I E (India), F.I.I.P.E., M.S.E.I., Pg.DIMS(UK), Pg.DTED, MSNAME(US), Fellow - Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Institution of Plant Engineers & Ex. Vice Chairman TN Chapter, Life Member &Ex.Executive Member-Indian Institute of Standards Engineer T N Chapter, Indian Institute of Occupational Health, Mg.Editor& Publisher - “Marine Waves” international maritime newsletter. rporate-Member-Chennai Press Club. Ex. Chief Engineer (Marine) & General Manager (Tech),Consultant- CeeCee Industrial & Marine Mgt. Consultants, moc.oohay|484ckp#moc.oohay|484ckp, moc.semitaidni|namsrerafaes#moc.semitaidni|namsrerafaes Address: M107-5, 29th Cross Street, Besant Nagar, Chennai-600090. 044+42018982.

by Dr.Chandran Peechulli (guest), 17 Jul 2011 04:12

Any Questions: moc.lanoisseforpemitiram|troppus#moc.lanoisseforpemitiram|troppus for Your News. INDOS comes as a boon for Indian seafarers. by Joseph Fonseca Jun 06, 2011, 2:29PEST The Indian National Database of Seafarers gives a leg up to seafarers At long last Indian seafarers who have acquired their certificates of competency (COC) from the Directorate General of Shipping (DGS), Government of India can have their authentic record on the official website of the DGS which is accessible to the shipping trade and others concerned in any part of the world. Henceforth, shipping companies, manning agents and other firms who are approached by seafarers for employment can check the status and veracity of the documents produced by them as well as their validity by logging onto the DGS website. The Indian National Database of Seafarers (INDOS) the computerized national data base, has been set up(When?) primarily to help facilitate regulatory authorities and employers of seafarers to have a quick reference and at the same time to prevent the use of fraudulent certificates. The system also provides the details of changes if any, in the COC status taking place from time to time and update real time INDOS database of the concerned Indian / foreign nationals holding COCs granted by the Indian government. The INDOS can be accessed from the website: www.dgshipping.com. * intentions were good, whether competent to put it into practice?
According to an official of the Indian administration, presently 2,84,337 persons have registered with INDOS. These, cover the following categories of seafarers / persons:- * Why no control exercised during issuing stage itself for an INDOS No.?
1) All persons including foreign nationals who hold a COC granted by the Indian government;
2) All persons including foreign nationals who undergo modular courses in India approved by the DGS under the STCW 78 / 95;
3) All Indian nationals who possess Indian continuous discharge certificate (CDC) i.e. those who hold a valid Indian passport and an Indian CDC;
The cell issuing the INDOS number to the seafarer has been doing so on-line after the change-over took place from manual to electronic mode recently. Those registered belong to 12 different categories including nautical officer, engineer, polyvalent certificated officer, deck crew, engine crew, catering department (saloon rating), G. P. crew, medical officer, electrical / electronic officer, foreign national CDC with sea service, fitter / purser, etc. and also non-seafarers. (Does this make sense, while INDOS, is Indian National Database of Seafarers.
The cell also carries out verification of certificates received from foreign administrations. So far the certificates verified include COC (deck & engine), revalidation of COC (deck & engine), watch keeping (deck & engine), dangerous cargo endorsement and global maritime distress and safety system endorsements. (* we wish all this is put into practice, as much said only. )
On an average nearly 200 certificates are received for verification by post as well as fax from foreign administrations every month. Besides, request for certificate verification received by email from Indian / foreign companies are attended to the same day. These number over 40. About the same number of requests is received by post and these too are carried out within 24 hours of receipt. There have been nearly 174 cases of fraudulent certificates that have come to light and these have been forwarded to the shipping companies for necessary action to be taken. (* seafarers (during their hard-earned leave period, have been held up for weeks and months together, harassed in MMD’s for services, includes lost certificates as they don’t acknowledge for the originals received, at their mercy. Is this the standard of public service for those who bring in foreign-exchange to their country? ) The initial objective of INDOS was to do away with the need of seafarers having to carry original documents while training ashore. For e.g. a second mate who undergoes seven modular courses and one competency course would be forced to carry all his original documents. Once seafarers obtain their INDOS certificate, they have no need to produce original documents for admission to courses anywhere in India. INDOS provides the necessary details. Further, in case of loss of original documents, INDOS also helps in getting duplicate certificates. The advantages appear to be limitless! What is this polyvalent certificated officer? How necessity arose? Why not Standard norms?

From the Editor’s Desk, M a r i n eW a v e s, Jan.2009,S a f e g u a r d O u r S e a s
"Corrupted people have a good network and they are united, for illegally amassing quick and easy money, leading a care-free, easy way of life." Liberally throwing the share of amassed easy earned money, they build to muscle-power to threaten those who do not yield to their pressures. It is, for all the government employees to take oath: solemnly and sincerely swear, that will faithfully and honestly fulfill the duties that devolve by reason of employment in the public service of State/Union Govt./ Territories. As you would see that This is a clear case of corruption, incompetence and lack of long term initiatives.
A Case Study on INDoS reveals:
Though INDoS, introduced 8 years ago, as computerized national database 4 quick reference by statutory authorities. The existing INDOS system is totally unplanned and a failure, since it cannot reveal the realistic quantitative figures. Ask for yourself as to whether, we can be able to draw out Statistical figures of Indian seamen (Officers and ratings), engaged on merchant navy vessels? Month wise, Year wise statement ? Any enlightened citizen. You are requested to please clarify the basic and prime information on Indian Seamen, which may be expected of by any enlightened citizen, to know of his countrymen, working with risks and sacrifices, out at sea? Indian seafarers: out at sea,
and of those returned back to land, with their hard-earned leave, joining family after long separation, their near and dear ones, earning bread for their family and dependants, simultaneously earning foreign-exchange to the coffers of our nation's treasury, building national economy. Time frame for achieving various Statistical figures on seafarers? ie Revenue annually earned by seafarers, active seafarers outgoing and incoming, seamen injured while in active service and hospitalized, casualty onboard etc. Discipline need to be the watchword.
Though I have been making exposition of the deficiencies and defects in the system this had been another valid query raised. Appearing in "MARINEWAVES", but left ignored / neglected. Therefore, what is the criteria and control exercised basically on allotting an INDOS No.? this was my query*while the INDOS known from shipping directorate website, as an introduction of national database of Indian Seafarers venturing out at sea, on high risk employment. While that is the case:
• How does INDOS serve the purpose, while it is not a fool-proof system (not covering all those Indians working out at sea). i.e.foreign-shipping Co's/and oil rigs etc. What is the difficulty, to cover those employed in foreign shipping-companies, oil rigs etc. though they are issued with an Indian CDC, from the department or sailing on Panama, Liberian flags CDC etc?
Hence, what is the control exercised by the Govt. of India, in the interest of Indian seafarers?
• Why not a fool-proof INDOS system, in the interest of Indian seamen and the nation at large? Who has designed it? How much paid for such cheap work? not taking into all the attributes? If outsourced, questions the Competence? Adding on:
1. Is their a Seamen employment and guidance bureau? For public interest and awareness.
2. Why the Seamen/Seafarers Club, continues to be handled by Surveyors while they claim shortage for their own primary work and why not this by a Welfare Officer who
exists? CWO existed over25 years ago. Why not centralized?
administration of seamen clubs and reviving welfare measures by a Chief Welfare Officer, when the strength of seafarers multiplied, by the increased Maritime Colleges, Institutions, Academies, Universities (Deemed), Indian Maritime Universities.
3. Do we not need to co-ordinate INDOS with CDC and Indian Passport, which should have been the basic step? For affective control.
4. Lacks practical approach or leaving loop-holes deliberately. Fake CDC and unrealistic quantitative value of CDC issued by the department, reporting of unfair pay scales on the other hand 3EO unfairly dismissed thrown out of service on medical grounds without legitimate dues even after 14 long years since SCI management have given their deaf ears, harassing the individual since he a whistle blower. Which was not expected in a Govt. of India Enterprise.
5. Are the above-said queries, enough evidence of systemic-failures? Do they not reflect upon the poor quality of incompetent mariners inducted into the Shipping directorate of our nation, owing to lack of right publicity forcompetition on real merits, while kept in par with bureaucrats (the cream of national talents) in our national maritime administration? It's high time, the recruitment policy and practices are revived to streamline our national maritime administration.
• INDoS has been implemented over eight long years, if the feedback itself is taken in good spirit, FROM TRIAL AND ERROR METHODS should have ITSELF improved by now. INDoS No. makes no sense. Cleansing the existing system with a new vision would work wonders.
Hence, this is a clear case of corruption, incompetence and lack of long term initiatives. System itself being corrupt, as said in "Marine Waves". "Those who have the privilege to know, have the duty to act." Albert Einstein. 'Innovation comes from connecting with the best of minds' with the willingness to contribute, towards a pursuit to excellence.
Dr. Chandran Peechulli,Ph.D; MBA; D.Sc; FIE(India), PgDIMS(UK), PgTED; FIIPE; MSEI; MSNAME(USA),
Ex.Chief Engineer(Marine), G.M.(Tech) Crossworld Shipping.Managing Editor & Publisher-"MARINE WAVES" International Maritime Newsletter. Ref: M m a r i n e W a v e s 3 January 2009 www.themarinewaves.com
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chennai Systemic failures in the Directorate general, Indian Shipping Ministry
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Posted By: Chandran Peechulli on:1/8/2009 12:24:06 AM
Kind attention: Capt.Mukesh Baveja, OSD-INDOS,Camp:LBS, Mumbai.
Dear Capt.
During the course of my talk with Mr.Dhar, Principal, LBS, forenoon of 2nd Jan.2009, he referred me to speak to you on Telephone No.022-2370 4425, since you are the Officer on Special Duty in charge of INDOS. While, you have expressed busy on an important priority work and asked me to get to know over the e-mail, same e-mail bounced back. Checking with INDOS Cell, this message on corrected e-mail ID. ten.lnsv|sodnisbl#ten.lnsv|sodnisbl in lieu of e-mail ID moc.lnsv2|sodnisbl#moc.lnsv2|sodnisbl You are requested to please clarify the basic and prime information, on Indian Seamen, which may be expected of by any enlightened citizen, to know of his countrymen, working with risks and sacrifices, out at sea.
• Statistical figures of Indian seamen (Officers and ratings), engaged on merchant navy vessels? Month wise, Year wise statement.
1. Indian seafarers: out at sea, and of those returned back to land, with their hard-earned leave to join back after long separation, their near and dear ones, earning bread for their family and dependants, simultaneously earning foreign-exchange to the coffers of our nation's treasury, building national economy. Statistical figures?
Though this being a valid query raised in my editorial of "MARINE WAVES", long back but left ignored / neglected. What is the present status? What is the control exercised basically on allotting an INDOS number? *while the INDOS known from the shipping directorate as introduction of national database of Indians venturing out at sea, on employment.
2. How does it serve the purpose, while it is not a fool-proof system (covering all those working out at sea). i.e. foreign-shipping and oil rigs etc. Why? Many seafarers who are employed in foreign shipping companies, oil rigs etc. continue to sail without INDOS number?
3. Is their a Seamen employment and guidance bureau?
4. Do you not need to co-ordinate INDOS with CDC and Indian Passport?
5. Why not a fool-proof INDOS system, in the interest of Indian seamen and the nation at large? Who has designed it? If outsourced, Competence?
6. Are the above-said queries, not enough evidence of systemic failures? Do they not reflect upon the poor quality of mariners inducted into the Shipping directorate of our nation, though kept in par with bureaucrats (the cream of national talents) in our national maritime administration? * Why, not considering recruitment on pure merits. When is it going to be streamlined?
Last but not the least your e-mail ID refers to LBS and not DGS, while your subject is national and not restricted to institutional. The above-said queries rose, since INDOS is directly under your jurisdiction and it is over eight long years since the INDOS has come into existence. With due respects to you, on the specialized subject (INDOS) chair of authority, felt to have your valued thoughts, to clarify my above-said doubts.
I suppose, I could have your valued thoughts for inter-action, with your rich experience on this specialized subject of authority. With best regards.
Thankingyou,
Dr. Chandran Peechulli, Ph.D ; D.Sc., F I E (India), F.I.I.P.E., M.S.E.I., Pg.DIMS(UK), Pg.DTED, MSNAME(US), Fellow - Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Institution of Plant Engineers & Ex. Vice Chairman TN Chapter, Life Member &Ex.Executive Member-Indian Institute of Standards Engineer T N Chapter, Indian Institute of Occupational Health, Mg.Editor& Publisher - “Marine Waves” international maritime newsletter. Corporate-Member-Chennai Press Club. Ex. Chief Engineer (Marine) & General Manager (Tech),Consultant- CeeCee Industrial & Marine Mgt. Consultants,moc.oohay|484ckp#moc.oohay|484ckp,sserddAmoc.semitaidni|namsrerafaes#sserddAmoc.semitaidni|namsrerafaes: M107-5, 29th Cross Street, Besant Nagar, Chennai-600090. 044+42018982.
From the Editor’s Desk. July 2011. www.themarinewaves.com
PRESS and the POLITICIANS. A delicate relationship. Too close, danger ensues. Too far apart, democracy itself cannot function, without the essential exchange of information. Creative leaks, a discreet lunch, inter -change in the Lobby, the Art of the unattributable telephone call, late at night… Howard Brenton.
MEDIA plays an important and vital role of awakening the general public in upholding human rights, even if our trusted, elected public representatives fail to perform well. Dr. Chandran Peechulli. Think it over Why does a person, knowing what truth is, hesitate to speak it? Is he ashamed? Ashamed of whom? Whether he is a superior or a subordinate, what matters it? The fact is that habit swallows us all. Let us reflect over this and rid ourselves of the bad habit…M.K.Gandhi, published on 8th Dec 1988. Indian Express. The butterfly counts not on months but moments, and has time enough. Rabindranath Tagore. ‘TIME’ is equal to life,hence waste your time and waste your life. or master your time and Master your life.AlanLakein "Striving for excellence motivates you; striving for perfection is demoralizing." Harriet Braiker.

From Wikipedia: INDos (Indian National Database of seafarers), is a computerised national database of Indian seafarers which is of use for quick reference by statutory authorities such as Flag State, Port State, Immigration & Employers etc., to prevent the fraudulent issue of certificates. The database includes data like the seafarer's address, photographs, signature, telephone, etc. An INDos number consists of eight alphanumeric characters. Henceforth, no seafarer without an INDos number will be admitted to any course other than a three month pre-sea training course in India. All Indian and foreign nationals holding a COC (Certificate of Competency) granted by the Government of India or an Indian CDC (Continuous Discharge Certificate) or who have completed modular courses approved by DG Shipping are listed in the database. Courses not approved by the Government of India, except GMDSS, will not be included in the INDos data. The advantage to seafarers is that they do not need to carry the original document while training ashore with the implementation of INDos. For example, at present, a second mate has to undergo seven modular courses and one competency course for which he has to carry all his original documents. Once he has an INDOs certificate, he does have to produce the original document for admission to any course in India. Furthermore, in case of the loss of original documents, the INDos will help in retrieving a duplicate certificate. Notwithstanding INDos, seafarers still need to carry the original document while serving onboard a ship. Clip from DG Shipping notice as refer below link- quote 'Every seafarer shall obtain INDos No certificate from the assessment centers /LBS CAMSAR, Mumbai. 'Details of documents issued by government authorities like COCs, Letters of Authority for issue of a COC (commonly referred to as a "Blue Chit"), endorsements for serving on special ship types, CDCs, etc., issued in due course are directly communicated to the INDos centre for updating the data. Such details are not accepted from the seafarer. Such certificates are verified subsequently from records provided to INDos by the training institutions and authorities that distribute these documents.[1]

It is almost a decade, since the Office of the DGS introduced INDOS, INDos, seen Seafarers ‘as small’. What was the need of the news article on INDos by Joseph Fonseco, of www.maritimeprofessional.com, hired by the directorate, to blindly write biased information for the office of DGS, i.e. which is CONCEALING THE TRUTH, from a scam that continues for issue of CDC’s, without much publicity, to those who are not eligible to obtain by standard norms of entry attending conventional courses. This already said in the deficiencies and defects reported, already by the Publisher & Editor of MARINE WAVES, through its popularly known monthly editorial contents, made available online also in its archive of www.themarinewaves.com Instead of expressing the deficiencies and defects in the INDOS system, after lapse of over ten long precious years, due to trial and error methodologies, adopted with loopholes by the mariners of the Shipping Directorate. This is a clear case of systemic failure. Lacks creativity and adaptability to initiate systemic reforms, What is required is a strong political will coupled with decisive action, to restore Indian seafarers faith in the overall system.

• We need to look forward for truth in the media and start changing the system, through increased awareness, which was built with loopholes to suit the conveniences of vested interests. The nation should support and encourage journalists who tell the truth. Journalists pay a high personal and professional price for telling the truth. Professional journalists committed to truth in media are invariably penalized by their corporate employers. They are pressured into accepting media disinformation as routine, as part of the job. They are encouraged to skim the surface or to convey half truths. Those who refuse to abide by the standards of the mainstream media are not only fired, they are blacklisted and their prospects extinguished. Journalists who have the courage to say the truth find themselves marginalized and excluded. We believe, it is important for a good governing nation to support and encourage journalists in their endeavours to deliver independent news and analysis to the broader public. Independent coverage of world events which is not coloured created or manipulated by corporate, government or institutional stakeholders. We ask you to support us in supporting the writers who continue to bring you the material you need in order to understand what's happening in the world in reality. Never before has it been so important to have independent, honest voices and sources of information. We are, as a society – inundated and overwhelmed with a flood of information from a wide array of sources, but these sources of information, by and large, serve the powerful interests and individuals that own them. The main sources of information, for both public and official consumption, include the mainstream media, alternative media, academia and think tanks. The mainstream media is the most obvious in its inherent bias and manipulation. The mainstream media is owned directly by large multinational corporations, and through their boards of directors are connected with a plethora of other major global corporations and elite interests. MARINE WAVES publication, as an institution acts as a research centre and as well as a source of alternative news, through the website www.themarinewaves.com, has become a much needed voice of independence, seeking to break through all the propaganda and misinformation. To maintain our independence, MARINE WAVES does not accept assistance from public and private foundations. Nor do we seek support from universities and/or government. While the objective is to expand and help spread important and much-needed information to more people than ever before, we rely more upon necessitated our readers to support the organization. Thank you, my dear readers, for your tireless support. Supporting MARINE- WAVES, is supporting the cause of Seafarers, the truth and the fight against media disinformation.

Dr. Chandran Peechulli, Ph.D ; D.Sc., F I E (India), F.I.I.P.E., M.S.E.I., Pg.DIMS(UK), Pg.DTED, MSNAME(US), Fellow - Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Institution of Plant Engineers & Ex. Vice Chairman TN Chapter, Life Member &Ex.Executive Member-Indian Institute of Standards Engineer T N Chapter, Indian Institute of Occupational Health, Mg.Editor& Publisher - “Marine Waves” international maritime newsletter. Corporate-Member-Chennai Press Club. Ex. Chief Engineer (Marine) & General Manager (Tech),Consultant- CeeCee Industrial & Marine Mgt. Consultants, moc.oohay|484ckp#moc.oohay|484ckp, moc.semitaidni|namsrerafaes#moc.semitaidni|namsrerafaes Address: M107-5, 29th Cross Street, Besant Nagar, Chennai-600090. 044+42018982.

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