Discrimination faced by Mumbaikars...

If the housing societies in Mumbai (Bombay) are only meant for families (married couples), then the government of Maharashtra should make marriage compulsory in the state/city.
Or else the government should tell its citizens where will Unmarried, Divorcees, Bachelors, Spinsters live in the city of skyscrapers or is Bombay only for those who have families.
This is one of the greatest mental blocks of Mumbaikars, who otherwise want to bask in the FALSE HALO of Cosmopolitanism.
This disease (of not giving apartments to Bachelors, Muslims, etc on rent) is specially prevalent in housing societies where the Gujaratis, Marathis and North Indians (to some extent) abound; while the rest of the population is more or less okay with the concept.
The government of Maharashtra should take this matter seriously and devise laws to eradicate this malice ASAP, so that BOMBAY (and its suburbs) becomes free of discrimination based on Marital Status, Religion, etc. Or else the Honourable Supreme Court of India should step in, and give directions to the state or central governments -- so that the fundamental rights of its citizens enshrined in the constitution of India is not violated.

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Court upholds selection of firm for ‘New KAVERI’ project
While Tera Software had quoted Rs.165.2 crore, HCL Infosystems quoted the lowest, Rs.147.91 crore, for executing the project.
January 9, 2014: The Department of Stamps and Registration can now go ahead with its ‘New KAVERI’ project with the Karnataka High Court on Wednesday dismissing a petition questioning selection of software firm HCL Infosystems Ltd. for execution of the project.

Justice A.S. Bopanna upheld the acceptance of the bid submitted by HCL Infosystems while dismissing the petition filed by Tera Software Ltd., one of the bidders that had questioned the selection.

While Tera Software had quoted Rs. 165.2 crore, HCL Infosystems quoted the lowest, Rs. 147.91 crore, for executing the project.

New KAVERI (Karnataka Valuation and E-registration) project would have features such as allowing property owners to access their property details online and measures to prevent some frauds.

The project also includes tasks such as procuring, installing and maintaining the hardware, and developing software called ‘New Kaveri’.

The bids were invited in December 2012 by the Inspector-General of Registration and Commissioner of Stamps.

Tera Software had alleged that HCL Infosystems was selected though the company failed to disclose that it was “blacklisted” by the Rajasthan Commercial Tax Department and did not quote the amount for toners of printers and consumables.

HCL Infosystems, however, pointed out to the Court that the Rajasthan Commercial Tax authorities had taken the company off the blacklist on the intervention of the Rajasthan High Court and that the order of blacklisting was not in operation when the company submitted the bids.

Pointing out that courts cannot interfere in tender process when there were no elements of arbitrariness or loss to exchequer in the selection process, Mr. Justice Bopanna upheld the process followed for selection while observing that there was a huge difference in the bid amount. 

Courtesy: The Hindu