economic justice

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Update posted 7 days ago

Petition to Dr. Harsh Vardhan, Preeti Sudan, Anumula Revanth Reddy

Make COVID-19 Testing Free for Senior Citizens & Subsidised for All #PatientsBeforeProfits

India is staring at one of its worst nightmares. The lives of our friends and families are at stake and our emergency response will either make or break our country’s fight against COVID-19.  Currently there are less than 130 labs in the country for COVID-19 sample testing. Finally, the government has announced that they will allow private labs to test for the deadly virus. But I was shocked to see the price cap for testing in private labs at Rs. 4500 for one person to be tested.  This is completely unaffordable even for India’s middle class. If one person shows symptoms, all members of the family need to be tested and at these rates, the COVID-19 test is beyond ones reach. It is important to make testing free for Senior Citizens and to subsidise the testing for all. Sign my petition! The Indian Council of Medical Research has recommended free or subsidised testing in these exceptional times. Every Indian cannot afford to pay this and therefore, might not turn up to get tested. It is important to answer that who will be responsible if the virus is spread through someone who had symptoms but no money to get tested?  This is setting a dangerous precedent.  Media reports say that many countries have offered these tests for free or for much cheaper than what India has announced. We have taken proactive measures to lockdown and ban non-essential travel. But we will fail if we miss out on the most crucial part - making tests accessible for ALL Indians.  This is the time to encourage people to test and not to turn people away from hospitals.  Join me in asking the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to make testing for COVID-19 free for Senior Citizens and to subsidise the testing for all. Sign and share my petition so that we can truly put #PatientsBeforeProfits.

Hamraj Singh
166,795 supporters
Update posted 3 weeks ago

Petition to Shri Narendra Modiji, Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishankji', Shri Prahlad Singh Patelji, Shri Mahendra Nath Pandeyji

Degree/Diploma for Vegetarians in Hotel/Hospitality Management Courses

  DEGREE/DIPLOMA FOR VEGETARIAN’S IN HOTEL MANAGEMENT COURSES Around the globe and also in India there are various religions, races, communities, castes and human groups which prefer eating vegetarian food only. Some Religions and communities are Vegetarian only. In India, majority of people are Pure Vegetarians, some are Non-Vegetarians while others are occasional non-vegetarians. Learning to prepare non-vegetarian food was compulsory in Hotel Management Degree Course till recently. Due to that, there was no option available to the students other than to practically prepare and present the non-vegetarian food. Students coming from Vegetarian Families who were inclined towards this esteemed course were deprived admission by their parents. Recently, Ministry of Tourism has given option of “learning Vegetarian only” in all the 71 IHM ( Institute of Hotel Management), which are under NCHMCT ( National Council for Hotel Management and Catering Technology), Tourism Ministry, Central Government , Institutions it is running all over India. With this initiative the passionate students can take admission and pursue career in the field of Hotel Management. But the awareness on large scale is required to be undertaken for the Vegetarian passionate students about availability of option of "learning Vegetarian Only". Recently,U ( University Grants Commission ) and AICTE ( All India Council of Technical Education ) has agreed to give permission of this option if it is applied for. It is strongly suggested that there should be an option of “learning Vegetarian only” in present degree course for Vegetarians in Hotel Management Studies in all the Institutions whether run by Government or Deemed Universities, by State Governments or by private Hotel Management Education Institutions. Such change is highly recommended as it is the need of society. Such a degree at all institutions will not only be a boost for the students but it will also benefit the Hotel and Tourism Industry, by getting qualified intelligent Vegetarian Chefs and staff in India and all over world. In this Course, students have to study in more than 40 different subjects like Accommodation, Laws, Travel & Tourism, HR Management, Accounting, etc. out of which Culinary Skills (Cooking) is one of the specialized areas. So, the Vegetarian students were not only losing the Opportunity to learn this skill but they even cannot learn other subjects and were deprived of having their career in those areas. Once this option is introduced at all places, then various people around the world can enjoy different and new delicacies of Vegetarian dishes. Many Renowned chains of Hotel, airline companies and passenger cruises operating internationally serve pure vegetarian food during stay and travel, can provide it with authenticity. Also , the Government initiatives like Skill Development, Swatch Bharat, Healthy India, etc will get big booster by bringing this option in Hotel / Hospitality Management Institutions. Also, we request the Hotel Industry to have designated only Vegetarian Restaurant with dedicated only Vegetarian Kitchen in all star hotels where more than one Restaurant is available. In this regards, I appeal you to use your good offices to support the cause and bring a “Degree/Diploma for Vegetarians in Hotel Management Course” in reality by pursuing the need to Heads of Governments, Education, Tourism Ministers, AICTE, NCHMCT, Universities and other concerned authorities at all levels to give option and create awareness about the availability of Learning "Vegetarian only option"  CA Chandrashekhar R Luniya,Pune. M : +9198222 57474 Email:

CA Chandrashekhar Luniya
19,783 supporters
Update posted 2 months ago

Petition to Securities and Exchange Board of India, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India

Reliance - Future Deal is Detrimental to Minority Shareholders

On 29th August 2020, the Future Group announced the stock exchanges that they had approved a scheme of amalgamation and subsequent sale of key assets to the Reliance group. This deal, in its current structure, is detrimental to the minority shareholders of Future Group and is designed to benefit only the promoters (Biyani family) & the future owners of the assets (Reliance group companies) that are being sold in a slump-sale arrangement.  Future Group was under immense financial pressure in the last few years given the high debt that it had on its balance sheet, The ongoing COVID situation only worsened any chances of revival for the group. The proposal to acquire Future Group by Reliance Group was under discussion for a long time and the final structure of the deal was announced on the 29th of August 2020.  This petition is intended to muster the support of all affected minority shareholders who feel oppressed by the scheme finalised by the board of directors of Future Group since it only stands to benefit the promoters and the Reliance group (buyers).  Instead of selling the Future Group assets in a slump sale, the promoters should have let Reliance acquire Future group companies as a going concern and thereby allot shares in Reliance entities to the shareholders of Future group companies.  By agreeing to sell only the assets, the board of directors have not discharged their fiduciary duty in earnest and hence this petition is aimed at challenging the scheme of amalgamation and order an inquiry by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.  

Tarun Kumar Mallappa
641 supporters