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Kerala MPs, CM meet ahead of Parliament winter session

Posted on Nov 16, 09:45PM | UNI

A meeting of MPs was held here today to discuss different matters that are to be brought up during the winter session of Parliament.

The meeting was presided over by Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy.

According to an official release here, to the complaint of MPs that the banks were not following the directions of Central Government and Reserve Bank, Minister K C Joseph said the State Government had put forward clear directions in the meeting of representatives of different banks.

Strict action would be taken if banks flaw the directions with regard to education loans. Directions would be displayed in front of the banks, he added.

"No security is to be taken for loans up to Rs four lakh.

The banks have agreed to give loans to those students who secure admission in merit and management quota. If no repayment is done for loans, no action should be taken against manager who has approved the loan. Banks have also agreed to the proposal to write off loans if the student or the person who generates income of the family dies," the directions said.

Mr Chandy pointed out that the mass opinion was that DMRC should take up the Kochi Metro Project. Minister Aryadan Muhammed would meet Central Minister Kamal Nath and Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit before the DMRC board meeting on December 27.

The procedures to attain classical status for Malayalam language was in the final stages. Representatives from the State would meet Central Ministers regarding this, the release said.

Requirement of Kerala for a separate railway zone would be presented in Parliament. Mr Chandy made it clear that the recommendation of Gadgil committee will in no way be agreed. Mr Chandy also directed the MPs to raise the issue of Air India's negligence to passengers from Kerala in Parliament, the release added.