Tuesday, July 12, 2016

EU to allocate 50 million euro to Ukraine

The EU will assist Ukraine in fighting corruption with a 50 million euro aid package to be stipulated in a European Commission program, aimed at tackling the issue in the country, the EU`s commissioner for enlargement negotiations Johannes Hahn told a press conference in Kiev on Monday. Hahn stressed the need for Ukraine to stabilize the situation in the country and to fight corruption in its legal system, prosecution, law enforcement, public service and energy sector among others. The program is to be adopted by the commission in the “coming days,” he said, as cited by UNIAN news agency. Apart from this, the EU intends to boost the public service reform in Ukraine with an extra 100 million euro package. The first tranches within the program can be made till the end of the year.

Merkel urges Britain clarify relationship with EU

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday Britain should clarify quickly how it wants to shape its future relationship with the European Union and that Berlin wanted London to remain an important partner of the bloc.“But of course the EU and the remaining 27 member states also have to protect their interests,” Merkel said during a speech at the annual diplomatic corps reception in Meseberg, north of Berlin. “For example, whoever would like to have free access to the European internal market will also have to accept all basic freedoms in return, including the free movement of people.” 

Mumbai Dabbawala deprived Social Security :

Naresh Kumar Sagar.New Delhi :
Mumbai Dabbawala deprived Social Security : Five thousand five hundred, Mumbai Dabbawala, an excellent fleet of the  delivery men scrambles on roads and local trains to deliver tiffins to their clients across Mumbai. Mumbai Dabbawala   has an excellent and dedicated track record of the best service provider to their clients across Mumbai to its office goers . The Dabbawalas perpetual dedicated service is  acknowledge by various eminent institution make their organisation a matter of pride.
In their site they express


We are Dabbawala, (one who carries the box), in the Indian city of Mumbai. We carry and deliver freshly made food from customer’s home in a lunch box (Dabba) and deliver it to offices.
It may sound simple, but it’s not.
It is actually a highly specialized trade that has evolved in its current form over a century and has become integral to Mumbai’s culture.
We are about 5000 in number and deliver approximately 200,000 tiffin boxes every day.


It all started about 125 years back when a Parasi banker wanted to have home cooked food regularly in office and gave this responsibility to the first ever Dabbawala. Other people also liked the idea and the demand for Dabba delivery soared.
It was all informal and individual effort in the beginning, but visionary Mahadeo Havaji Bachche saw the opportunity and started the lunch delivery service in its present team-delivery format with 100 Dabbawalas.
As the city grew, the demand for dabba delivery grew too. Our forefathers had the vision to create the Dabba coding system that’s going on strong even today.
The Coding system evolved through various stages with time. In the beginning it was simple colour coding. Now Mumbai is a widely spread metro with 3 local train routes. Our coding has also evolved into alpha numeric characters.


We are mostly semi literate people of Warkari sect from rural Maharashtra. We feel a sense of pride that our work and dedication is appreciated world over.
Eminent personalities like Prince Charles have visited us. Prince even invited us to his wedding.
If you ask us who is the most famous Dabbawala in the world? We will say Mr Richard Branson! He actually travelled with us like a Dabbawala and delivered a huge tiffin to his own employees at Virgin, Mumbai.
We are recognized as delivering 6 sigma level of accuracy in our dabba delivery. That means only 1 mistake in 6 million chances.
There are innumerable documentaries made on our Dabba delivery system.
We have been featured in many news programmes; we are mentioned in literature as well. University delegates from all around the world keep visiting us.
We thus following Question to Make ?
One Dabbawala has 40 tiffin to carry and clients charges are Rs 500 per tiff-in.
Mr Organizer  is left with huge sum of funds in crores, how is that spend?
Why the  Receipt and Payment, Income and Expenditure,accounts  not transparent?
What are benefits are provided under Labour Laws to these Dabbawala.
What are the social security provided for these deliverymen working more than ten years,twenty years, thirty years and forty years,
It is apparent that no Corpse Fund is created for the welfare of this fleet of workers working and scrambling on the streets of Mumbai with diligence doing their duties.
How the organizer are spending the surplus fund in case of the organisation is registered under  Charitable or Cooperative Acts.
When the workers spend most of his life in services the social security of the workers is of paramount importance so that their future life is safe and sustainable from business ,work culture and ethics are concerned.
Is the organizers are not infringing the human rights of the citizen who are working exceedingly well?
The moot point of their rights to social security which they’ are deprive off since the services inception from last 129 yrs.
Mumbai government and Labor social justice state ministry are requested to pursue with the Owners and organizers of Mumbai Dabbawala to get their social security rights.
OR some NGO may take up the this infringement, to higher court, for its fulfillment of social security to aggrieved party from last hundred years.

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