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Railway Budget has cheated people, says Lalu Prasad

RJD President Lalu Prasad on Thursday said Railway Budget has cheated people as it has nothing to offer.He also said there was no concern for ‘safety’ aspect in the Budget.”It is all over. It has derailed. There is nothing in the Rail budget. It has cheated people. Let the financial Budget be presented, it will be further finished…,” Prasad told reporters here.Prasad, who served as Railway minister during UPA I, said that he had achieved a surplus of Rs 60,000 crore during his tenure as the Railway minister. He had not even asked from the government to support the Rail Budget.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>There are unmanned railway crossings in the country where hundreds of people die every year, he said, adding that there is no concern for ‘safety’ aspect in the Budget.Trains are not running on time, Prasad said adding that the budget should have come out with alternate options to generate income.Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented the Railway Budget 2016-17 in Lok Sabha in which it has not proposed any changes in passenger fares and freight rates.

Bihar: DM ‘turns’ clerk; finds way to get two years’ work done in a month

Reviewing the functioning of the lower level of administration, Patna district magistrate Sanjay Kumar Agarwal on Sunday took to a clerk’s job and suggested method to reduce time for completing the work.In his two-hour visit to the legal cell of the Secretariat, Aggarwal found that 375 cases of stamp refund were pending which would take about two years to dispose. But, the DM, who was transferred to the state capital in December last, found a way out to cut short the time and suggested how the work could be done in a month, an official statement said.<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>During the visit, the DM came across an employee who appeared over-aged while one of her certificates, alleged to be forged, stated that she was 55 years old. Aggarwal has instructed officials to constitute a medical board to verify her age, the statement said.Starting from Sunday, the DM has decided to visit different sections of district administration once a week to improve the work culture at lower level. He has also ordered Section, Block, District and Circle officers to do the same every Tuesday and review work, it said.Aggarwal was recently awarded by the Election Commission of India for best electoral practices during his tenure as the DM of Gaya.