Service charge, collected by restaurants is meant for the benefit of employees. However, several restaurants often do not pass on the service charge they collect from their customers to their staff, experts and waiters told The Sunday Guardian.
People close to the Congress party leadership, who enjoyed positions of power and played a crucial role in the inking of the Agusta Westland helicopter deal, continue to remain out of the Central Bureau of Investigation’s focus.
There is evidence to indicate that the move to supersede Lt General Praveen Bakshi, the senior most Army commander who was seen as the natural contender for the post of Army Chief after the retirement of General Dalbir Singh Suhag, started some months ago, with negative stories about the officer being planted through anonymous letters. Four anonymous letters were floated with vague allegations against Bakshi by “men in shadows”, who succeeded in getting a probe ordered into the charges. Nothing emerged from the investigation. But the fact that an investigation was ordered, was used against him for sidelining Lt Gen Bakshi. Eventually, Lt Gen Bipin Rawat was made the Indian Army Chief.
The Bhabha Atomic Research Centre alone saw 38 of its officials die unnaturally, primarily because of accidents, between 1 January 2008 and 1 October 2016.
‘PM raised several queries, especially on the impact on the common man and only when it was conveyed to him that steps were being taken to minimise hardship did he agree to the measure.’