Govt. of India Initiatives

Government of India has an online Grievance forum at http://www.pgportal.gov.in

Can you imagine this is happening in INDIA ?

The govt. wants people to use this tool to highlight the problems they faced while dealing with Government officials or departments like

1) Railways http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/citizen/citizen_charter.htm

2) Posts http://indiapost.gov.in/CitizensCharter.html

3) Telecom  http://www.dot.gov.in 
(incl. Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL)  http://www.bsnl.co..in   &
Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL http://www.mtnl..net.in  )

4) Urban Development http://urbanindia.nic.in/moud/moud.htm   

( Delhi Development Authority (DDA) http://urbanindia.nic.in/moud/citizen/dda/main.htm,
Land & Development Office (L&DO) http://urbanindia.nic.in/moud/citizen/ldo/main.htm,
Central Public Works Department (CPWD) http://urbanindia.nic.in/moud/citizen/cpwd/main.htm, etc)

5) Petroleum & Natural Gas http://petroleum.nic.in

6) Civil Aviation http://civilaviation.nic.in   

( Air India  http://home.airindia.in/SBCMS/WebPages/Home.aspx?&CityId=IND  ,
Airports Authority of India  http://www.aai.aero/AAI/main.jsp  , etc)

7) Shipping http://shipping.gov.in  ,

Road Transport & Highways  http://morth.nic.in/writereaddata/sublinkimages/Citizen_Charter_Eng7961680842.p

8) Tourism http://tourism.gov.in

9) Public Sector Banks http://dpg.gov..in/purview..htm
Allahabad Bank http://www.allahabadbank.com/terms..asp   
Andhra Bank  http://andhrabank.in/scripts/CitizenCharter.aspx   
Bank of Baroda  http://www.bankofbaroda.com/citizencharter.asp   
Bank of India  http://www.bankofindia.com/citizenschar.aspx   
Bank of Maharashtra  http://www.bankofmaharashtra.in/citizenschart.asp   
Canara Bank http://www.canarabank.com/English/Scripts/CustomerEducation.aspx    Central Bank of India  http://www.centralbankofindia.co.in/english/citizencharter.asp   
Corporation Bank http://www.corpbank.com   
Dena Bank http://www.denabank.com/viewsection.jsp?
Indian Bank http://www.indian-bank.com/citizencharter.htm  
Indian Overseas Bank http://iob.in/CitizenCharter.aspx   
Industrial Development Bank of India Ltd http://www.idbi..com   
National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development http://www.nabard.org/citizen.asp   
Oriental Bank of Commerce https://www.obcindia.co.in   
Punjab & Sind Bank http://www.psbindia.com/ccharterphp.php   
Punjab National Bank http://www.pnbindia.com/english_web/citizen.htm   
Small Industries Development Bank of India  http://www.sidbi.in  
State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur  http://sbbjbank.com/Policies/citizens_common_practices.htm  
State Bank of Hyderabad  http://www.sbhyd..com/default.asp   
State Bank of India  http://www.statebankofindia.com 
State Bank of Indore  http://www.indorebank.org/cc.htm   
State Bank of Mysore  http://www.mysorebank.com/citichart.htm  
State Bank of Patiala  http://www.sbp.co.in/Policies-Guidelines/citizens-charter-main.htm   
State Bank of Travancore http://www.statebankoftravancore.com/home45.htm   
Syndicate Bank http://syndicatebank.in/scripts/CitizensCharter.aspx  
UCO Bank http://www.ucobank.com/citizen_charter.htm   
Union Bank of India  http://www.unionbankofindia.co.in/homenew.aspx   
United Bank of India  http://www.unitedbankofindia.com/citizen-charter.asp  
Vijaya Bank http://vijayab ank.com:8081/vijaya/vijaya/internet-en/menus/customer-relations/citizens-charter.html

10) Public Sector Insurance Companies http://dpg.gov.in/purview.htm
GIC of India  http://gicofindia.in/en   
Life Insurance Corporation of India  http://www.licindia.com   
National Insurance Company Ltd. http://www.nationalinsuranceindia.com   
The New India Assurance Company Ltd. http://www.niacl.com   
The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. http://www.orientalinsurance.nic.in/citizen.htm   
United India Insurance Company Ltd. http://www.uiic.co.in/index.jsp

11) National Saving Scheme of Ministry of Finance http://finmin.nic.in

12) Employees’ Provident Fund Organization http://epfindia.nic.in

13) Regional Passport Authorities http://dpg.gov.in/purview.htm
 Ahemadabad http://passport.guj.nic.in   
 Amritsar  http://passport.gov.in/amritsar.html   
Bangalore  http://nitpu2.kar.nic.in/passport/index.htm   
Bareilly  http://passport.gov.in/bareilly.html   
Bhopal  http://www.mp.gov.in/passport   
Bhubaneswar  http://passport.gov.in/bhubaneswar.htm   
Chandigarh  http://passport.chd.nic.in   
Chennai http://passport.tn.nic.in   
Cochin  http://passcoc.kar.nic.in   
Coimbatore  http://passport.gov.in/cbepass.html   
Dehradun http://passport.gov.in/dehradun.html   
Delhi  http://passport.gov.in/delhi.html   
Ghaziabad  http://passport.gov.in/ghaziabad.html   
Goa  http://passportgoa.nic.in   
Guwahati http://passport.gov.in/guwahati.html   
Hyderabad  http://www.ap.nic.in/passport   
Jaipur http://passport.gov.in/jaipur.html   
Jalandhar http://passport.gov.in/jalandhar.html   
Jammu  http://passport.gov.in/jammu.html   
Kolkata http://passport.gov.in/kolkatta.htm   
Kozhikode  http://passport.gov.in/kozhikode.html   
Lucknow  http://rpolucknow.up.nic.in   
Madurai  http://passport.gov.in/madurai.htm   
Malappuram http://passport.gov.in/mlp.html   
Mumbai http://passport..gov.in/mumbai.html   
Nagpur  http://passport.gov.in/nagpur.html   
Patna  http://passport.gov.in/patna.htm   
Pune http://passport.gov.in/pune.htm   
Raipur  http://passport.gov.in/raipur.html   
Ranchi  http://passport.gov.in/ranchi..html   
Shimla http://passport.gov.in/Shimla.html   
Srinagar  http://passport.gov.in/Srinagar.html   
Surat  http://passport.gov.in/surat.html   
Thane http://passport.gov.in/thane.htm   
Trichy http://passport.gov.in/trichy.htm   
Trivandrum  http://passtvm.kar.nic.in   
Visakhapatnam  http://rpovizag.gov.in

14) Central Government Health Scheme http://mohfw.nic..in/cghs.htm

15) Central Board of Secondary Education http://cbse.gov.in/welcome.htm

16) Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan http://kvsangathan.nic.in/cc.htm

17) National Institute of Open Schooling http://www.nios.ac.in

18) Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti http://navodaya.gov.in/welcome%20sbs.htm

19) Central Universities

20) ESI Hospitals and Dispensaries directly controlled by ESI Corporation http://esic.nic.in  
Under Ministry of Labour http://labour.nic.in/main/cit_charter.htm

Many of us say that these things don’t work in India .
Couple of months back, the Faridabad Municipal Corporation laid new roads in this area and the residents were very happy about it. But 2 weeks later, BSNL dug up the newly laid roads to install new cables which annoyed all the residents. A resident used the above listed grievance forum to highlight his concern. To his surprise, BSNL and Municipal Corporation of Faridabad were served a show cause notice and the guy received a copy of the notice in one week. Government has asked the MC and BSNL about the goof up as it’s clear that both the government departments were not in sync at all.

So use this grievance forum and educate others who don’t know about this facility.
This way we can at least raise our concerns instead of just talking about the ‘System’ in India .

Invite your friends to contribute for many such happenings.

PLEASE SPREAD THIS MESSAGE IF U WANTS OUR INDIA TO HAVE A BETTER TOMORROW.

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Something about Asthma..

What is Asthma?
Asthma is a disease that affects the lungs and the airways that deliver air to the lungs. Asthma causes periodic attacks of wheezing and difficult breathing. Periodic attacks are caused by an oversensitivity of the lungs and airways, which overreact to certain “triggers” and become inflamed and clogged..
Asthma is Greek for “panting”. Asthmatics pant during an asthma attack because their air passages, which start in the throat and end in the lungs, become narrowed and sometimes almost completely obstructed.
Asthma is very common. Asthma is called a Reactive Airway Disease.
 
When does Asthma Develop?
Asthma can develop at any age. An asthma attack occurs when the airways become inflamed in response to a trigger, such as dust, mold, pets, exercise, or cold weather. However, some attacks start for no apparent reason. Triggers may inflame the airways to the lungs, allowing disease-fighting cells to accumulate and causing swelling in the lungs. In addition, the airways may become blocked or obstructed when the muscles surrounding the lungs tighten or go into spasm. Spasms keeps air from circulating freely in the lungs. Mucus may also cause an asthma attack. Mucus may clog and narrow the airways in the lungs, making breathing even more difficult.
 
Symptoms of Asthma?
The most obvious signs of an asthma attack are cough, wheezing, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest and tachypnea (fast breathing). During an asthma attack, the airways of the lung undergo a number of changes, including Inflammation, bronchospasm, and increased mucus production.
 
Triggers of Asthma?
Triggers irritate the airways and result in bronchoconstriction (constriction of the air passages in the lungs). Triggers do not cause inflammation and therefore do not cause asthma. Symptoms and constriction of vessels in the lungs caused by triggers tend to be immediate, short-lived, and rapidly reversible. Air passages will react more quickly to triggers if inflammation is already present in the airways. Common triggers of constriction of the air passages include everyday stimuli such as: Cold air, Dust, Strong fumes, Exercise, Inhaled irritants, Emotional upsets and Smoke.
 
Smoke acts as a very strong trigger. Second-hand smoke has been shown to aggravate asthma symptoms, especially in children. The effects of one cigarette lingers for 7 days. Asthma attacks can be mild, moderate, or severe, and can last for a few minutes, a few hours, or several days. Attacks can occur anywhere and at any time. Many attacks occur at night. Sometimes, there are warning signs that an attack is about to happen, but sometimes there aren’t..
 
What causes Asthma?
Asthma has been identified as an atopic disease. This is the result of certain inherited genetic features that cause the immune system to respond to otherwise innocuous proteins as if they were dangerous invaders.
Jobs can cause asthma…Read a CNN article about jobs and asthma
Can Asthma be Cured?
Currently, asthma is not curable, but it can be well-managed.
 
What does an asthma attack feel like?
An asthma episode feels similar to taking deep breaths of very cold air on a winter day. Breathing becomes harder and may hurt, and there may be coughing.. Breathing often makes a wheezing or whistling sound. These whistling and wheezing occurs because the airways of the lungs are getting narrower.