Thursday, January 28, 2016

There is no proposal for introduction of new post office bill or bifurcation of the postal Department

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
LOK SABHAUNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4022

ANSWERED ON: 23.12.2015
Streamlining Postal System SANJAY(KAKA) RAMCHANDRA PATIL Will the Minister of
COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-

(a) the budget allocations made for the Department of Posts during the last three years and the current year along with the target fixed and achieved during the said periods and the shortfall, if any, in achieving the targets;

(b) whether the Government also proposes to introduce new post office bill and also bifurcate the postal Department with a view to streamline the postal system and compete with the challenges posed by courier companies; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a) Details of budget allocations and achievements for Department of Posts under Plan, for which targets were fixed, for financial years 2012-13, 2013-14, 2014-15 and the current financial year 2015-16, are furnished as under:-

Financial Year
Budget allocation (in Rs. Crore)* Actual Expenditure booked during the financial year** % Achievement
2012-13 222.40 185.21 83.28
2013-14 430.00 393.80 91.58
2014-15 300.00 306.71 102.24
2015-16 468.61 174.86 Under implementation

*Final Grant for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 and BE for 2015-16

**Booking up to 31st March for 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2014-15 and up to 30th November, for 2015-16 Amount in Crore) 

(b) No, Madam. There is no proposal for introduction of new post office bill or bifurcation of the postal Department.

(c) Not applicable in view of (b) above.

Lok Sabha Q&A regarding shortage of staff and induction training in Postal Department

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2773 
ANSWERED ON: 16.12.2015 
Postal Employees VIKRAM USENDI Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:- 

(a) the number of employees working in the post offices across the country; 

(b) whether there is shortage of postmen and post masters in the department; 

(c) if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government in this regard; 

(d) whether the employees of post offices are given any training before appointment and assigning specific tasks; and 

(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the action taken in this regard? 


ANSWER 
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY 
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD) 

(a) The number of employees working in the post offices across the country is 189719. 

(b) Yes, Sir. 

(c) There is shortage of 11058 postmen and 2335 postmasters. All cadres in the Department have fixed sanctioned strength and whenever any posts in any of the cadres fall vacant due to promotion, retirement, death, deputation or leave, duties of such posts are managed by redistribution and combination of duties in post offices for ensuring smooth delivery of postal services till the time these posts are filled up on regular basis in the Circle concerned. Filling up of such vacancies is an on-going process in the Department as per the provisions contained in the Recruitment Rules of each cadre. 

(d) Yes, Sir. 

(e) The details of Induction training for various cadres are given below: 

1 Indian Postal Service (IPoS) Group Á 2 years 
2 ‘Postal Service (PS) Group ‘B 4 weeks 
3 Inspector Posts (Direct Recruit) 16 weeks 
4 Inspector Posts (Departmental) 14 weeks 
5 Postmaster Grade-I 3 weeks 
6 Postal Assistant Circle Office/Regional Office 5 weeks 
7 Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (Direct Recruit) 9 weeks 
8 Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (Lower Grade Officials) 9 weeks 
9 Postman/Mail Guard/Mail Overseer 2 weeks 
10 Multi Tasking Staff 1 week 

Sl.No.
Name of Circle Total number of employees working in post offices Number of vacant post of postmen Number of vacant post of postmasters
1 A.P 18922 846 602
2 Assam 2886 30 06
3 Bihar 8791 127 124
4 Chhattisgarh 1591 124 13
5 Delhi 4853 1041 84
6 Gujarat 10915 1442 266
7 Haryana 4165 96 27
8 H.P 8500 91 45
9 J&K 1124 161 08*
10 Jharkhand 2070 189 02
11 Karnataka 10788 454 64
12 Kerala 6209 439 202
13 M.P. 6669 663 73
14 Maharashtra 20159 1680 106
15 N.E 1628 198 23
16 Odisha 19068 178 130
17 Punjab 5552 287 41
18 Rajasthan 6734 189 86
19 Tamilnadu 16319 1054 230
20 U.P 18138 1134 61
21 Uttrakhand 1971 205 17
22 W.B 12667 430 125
TOTAL 189719 11058 2335

* Confirmed on phone.

Postal Department has been continuously earning higher revenue every year: Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2965
ANSWERED ON: 16.12.2015

Revenue and Market Share of India Post 
DEVENDRA (ALIAS) BHOLE SINGH SINGH
JAYADEV GALLA
KUNWAR SARVESH KUMAR
ASADUDDIN OWAISI

Will the Minister of
COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the revenue and market share of India post has been declining; 

(b) if so, the details of revenue generated separately from different segments such as parcel and speed and post expenditure incurred along with market share of India post during the last three years and the current year;

(c) whether Government proposes to introduce some scheme on Public Private Partnership (PPP) model and if so, the details thereof;

(d) whether India post is paying special focus on parcel segment and plan to establish 48 new set of parcel centres and if so, the details thereof; and

(e) the other measures taken by the Government to improve the postal delivery system of India post and increasing its revenue?

ANSWER 
THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
(SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD)

(a) No Madam, the Postal Department has been continuously earning higher revenue every year and its share of revenue has been increasing year after year. 

(b) Not applicable in view of reply at (a) above.

(c) No Madam.

(d) & (e) Yes Madam, 48 dedicated Parcel Centres have been established in 2014-15 and another 9 have been established this year. Department is laying special emphasis on the Parcel segment through upgradation of Parcel infrastructure, improving the delivery system and revamping parcel transmission modes and routes. Some measures taken to improve quality of parcel service are as follows:-

i. The Parcel transmission & delivery network is being continuously reviewed and monitored for checking and improving efficiencies and better service quality.

ii. The Department of Posts offers end-to-end track & trace for Speed Post, Registered and other parcels through its website (www.indiapost.gov.in). This track and trace facility is available to retail as well as bulk customers for tracking the consignments on a real time basis.

iii. Department is developing its Road Transport Network for fast and secure transmission of parcels on identified routes. 11 major routes have been started this year.

iv. Department has introduced Mechanized Nodal Delivery of parcels from identified delivery centres in certain cities.


v. GPS devices have been installed in mail vans and other security measures improved.

vi. As a result of the efforts towards improving the quality of its services, the revenues of the Department have been consistently growing in the last several years.

Trend of Revenue Growth (Rs. In crore)
Trend of Revenue Growth (Rs. in crore)
Item FY 2012-13 FY 2013-14 FY 2014-15
Total Revenue 9366,60
10730.42
11635.98
(vii) Parcel revenue registered 37% growth in 2014-15. 117% growth in parcel revenue till 31st October 2015 in the current financial year.

(viii) Rs. 970 Crore Cash On Delivery collection done by Department of Posts till November 2015.

(ix) Speed Post revenue growth in the current financial year is more than 16%. CAG report laid in Parliament on 8th May 2015 highlighted that Speed Post is far better than private couriers, in terms of reach, assured delivery and delivery time.

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7TH PAY COMMISSION ON PAY AND PENSION

7TH PAY COMMISSION ON PAY AND PENSION

ONCE THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE 7TH PAY COMMISSION ARE IMPLEMENTED , THE BIGGEST GAINERS WILL BE PENSIONERS. WHILE THE 7TH PAY COMMISSION PAY SCALE INCREASE OF SERVING EMPLOYEES IS 16%, PENSIONERS WILL SEE A 23.63% RISE. HOWEVER, THE BIG GAIN PER SE IS IN ALLOWANCES, WHICH RISE BY AS MUCH AS 63%


Here we will elaborate on the 7th Pay Commission pension recommendations: Going by the numbers, pension payments could well be the next time-bomb. Based on the 7th Pay Commission data, already pension payments account for a third of the government’s wage bill. That is going to rise sharply over the next 10 years. It is driven by the fact that 9.48 lakh employees accounting for 29% of the 30.32 lakh employees on the rolls now are in the 50-60-year band. By this time in 10 years, that means the government will need to pay for an additional million pensioners.

So, the pension bill will continue to rise – with better health, most people live almost 20 years after retirement.

The Urban Development Ministry will see the sharpest fall (61.3%) followed by the Department of Posts (41.6%). However, the Indian Railways will account for half of the retirees (4.94 lakh). Despite the 37.5% fall in employees, the Indian Railways will still have 9.22 lakh employees if no new ones are hired. This is also due to the fact that there has been no real move to reduce the government employee base over the years.

While there are 33 lakh employees now it was 32.74 lakh in 2006 and 32.31 lakh in 2010. The only relief from the pension bomb will come when those employed after 2004 come to retirement age. These people are covered under the National Pension Scheme where the pensions they receive will depend on the payout they make while being employed. However, these employees will reach the retirement age a good 30 years from now. Check out: 7th Pay Commission on pay and pension SAGITTARIUS Tie up loose ends and get trivialities out of the way before you make any more bold moves. You might have bright ideas of your own, but you may be wise to sit back and let others… read more 2016-01-08 23:17:00 Maintain ‘buy’ on Tata Motors, target Rs 476: Nomura Jaguar Land Rover Automotive’s (JLR) – which is owned by Tata Motors December 2015 US retail sales continued to remain strong at 9,638 units, up 29.6% y-y. 2016-01-08 17:03:59 App-based cabs like Ola, Uber overcharging passengers: Govt to HC The allegation by the city government and an association representing radio cab operators was made before… 2016-01-09 08:21:29 In a first, Nissan tests self-driving car at NASA facility Nissan’s all-electric LEAF performed safe autonomous drives across the Ames centre on Wednesday in the presence of Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan and Jose Munoz, chairman of Nissan North America, NASA said in a statement on Friday.

7th Pay Commission on pay and pension: Once the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are implemented, the biggest gainers will be pensioners. While the 7th Pay Commission pay scale increase of serving employees is 16%, pensioners will see a 23.63% rise. However, the big gain per se is in allowances, which rise by as much as 63%. Here we will elaborate on the 7th Pay Commission pension recommendations: Going by the numbers, pension payments could well be the next time-bomb. Based on the 7th Pay Commission data, already pension payments account for a third of the government’s wage bill. That is going to rise sharply over the next 10 years. It is driven by the fact that 9.48 lakh employees accounting for 29% of the 30.32 lakh employees on the rolls now are in the 50-60-year band. By this time in 10 years, that means the government will need to pay for an additional million pensioners.

So, the pension bill will continue to rise – with better health, most people live almost 20 years after retirement. The Urban Development Ministry will see the sharpest fall (61.3%) followed by the Department of Posts (41.6%). However, the Indian Railways will account for half of the retirees (4.94 lakh). Despite the 37.5% fall in employees, the Indian Railways will still have 9.22 lakh employees if no new ones are hired.This is also due to the fact that there has been no real move to reduce the government employee base over the years.

While there are 33 lakh employees now it was 32.74 lakh in 2006 and 32.31 lakh in 2010. The only relief from the pension bomb will come when those employed after 2004 come to retirement age. These people are covered under the National Pension Scheme where the pensions they receive will depend on the payout they make while being employed. However, these employees will reach the retirement age a good 30 years from now. Check out: 7th Pay Commission on pay and pension SAGITTARIUS Tie up loose ends and get trivialities out of the way before you make any more bold moves.

You might have bright ideas of your own, but you may be wise to sit back and let others… read more 2016-01-08 23:17:00 Maintain ‘buy’ on Tata Motors, target Rs 476: Nomura Jaguar Land Rover Automotive’s (JLR) – which is owned by Tata Motors December 2015 US retail sales continued to remain strong at 9,638 units, up 29.6% y-y. 2016-01-08 17:03:59 App-based cabs like Ola, Uber overcharging passengers: Govt to HC The allegation by the city government and an association representing radio cab operators was made before… 2016-01-09 08:21:29 In a first, Nissan tests self-driving car at NASA facility Nissan’s all-electric LEAF performed safe autonomous drives across the Ames centre on Wednesday in the presence of Carlos Ghosn, chairman and CEO of Nissan and Jose Munoz, chairman of Nissan North America, NASA said in a statement on Friday.

7th Pay Commission on pay and pension: Once the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are implemented, the biggest gainers will be pensioners. While the 7th Pay Commission pay scale increase of serving employees is 16%, pensioners will see a 23.63% rise. However, the big gain per se is in allowances, which rise by as much as 63%. Here we will elaborate on the 7th Pay Commission pension recommendations: Going by the numbers, pension payments could well be the next time-bomb. Based on the 7th Pay Commission data, already pension payments account for a third of the government’s wage bill. That is going to rise sharply over the next 10 years. It is driven by the fact that 9.48 lakh employees accounting for 29% of the 30.32 lakh employees on the rolls now are in the 50-60-year band. By this time in 10 years, that means the government will need to pay for an additional million pensioners.

So, the pension bill will continue to rise – with better health, most people live almost 20 years after retirement. The Urban Development Ministry will see the sharpest fall (61.3%) followed by the Department of Posts (41.6%). However, the Indian Railways will account for half of the retirees (4.94 lakh). Despite the 37.5% fall in employees, the Indian Railways will still have 9.22 lakh employees if no new ones are hired.

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Twenty service cadres want equal opportunity in panel meant for 7th Pay Commission report review

Twenty service cadres want equal opportunity in panel meant for 7th Pay Commission report review

Twenty service cadres want equal opportunity in panel meant for 7th Pay Commission report review, Please read this news paper report published in Rashtriye Sahara Hindi daily:-


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UDAY Scheme, Pay Revision Challenges for State Finances

New Delhi: Implementation of the UDAY scheme and pay revision of government employees will pose a challenge for the states in keeping their fiscal deficit below 3 per cent of GSDP in the coming years, Icra has said in a report.

However, many states in current fiscal year will be able to maintain a fiscal deficit below 3 per cent as prescribed by the 14th Finance Commission.

The states, however, will face revenue deficit in 2015-16 despite higher devolution of central taxes by the Union as per the formula of the Finance Commission.

The Icra report is based on the analysis of fiscal data from nine states of Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Punjab, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Haryana.

According to the report, fiscal deficit of seven of the nine states, with the exception of Kerala and Haryana, would be in line with the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission in 2015-16.

The 14th Finance Commission had suggested that fiscal deficit of states should be less than 3 per cent of gross state domestic product (GSDP). It also recommended Centre should increase state share in central taxes to 42 per cent from 32 per cent.

As regards the revision of pay scale by the state governments based on the report of the 7th Pay Commission or their own pay panels, Icra said it "would emerge as a fiscal challenge going forward".

Similar impact would be felt on the state finances on account of implementation of the UDAY scheme for financial restructuring of the distribution companies.

"Some states are likely to draw down their T-bill holdings in order to fund the fiscal impact of participation in the UDAY scheme as well as pay revision that they undertake going forward rather than necessarily maintaining their fiscal deficit below 3 per cent of GSDP."

Under the UDAY scheme, states are expected to take over 75 per cent of debts of distribution companies and a portion of the losses incurred by the power distribution companies. So far, 15 states, including Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Maharashtra and Gujarat, have confirmed participation in the scheme.

"With less than 3 months remaining in 2015-16, it is likely that the fiscal impact of the state governments having to service the interest on their discoms' debts would be limited in the current year but would ramp up considerably from 2016-17 onwards," Icra senior VP Jayanta Roy said.

The report further said that though the urban demand remain relatively stable, rural sentiments have been weakened by the sub-par monsoon rainfall as well as an unfavourable start to the rabi season. It may dampen state sales tax revenue. 

Moreover, a decline in retail prices of petrol, diesel and ATF is also likely to impact sales tax revenues.

"Overall, ICRA expects the pace of expansion of states' sales tax collections to be moderate in 2015-16, as compared to the combined growth of 11.9 per cent budgeted by the (nine) states," the report noted.

India Post opens 2nd railway reservation counter in Nagpur

India Post has opened a Railway reservation facility counter at Shankar Nagar Post Office in western part of the city. 

Post Master General, Nagpur, Mariaama Thomas and Divisional Railway Manager, South East Central Railway, Nagpur, Alok Kansal inaugurated the counter, yesterday. 

The counter will operate from 8 AM to 2 PM and all types of reservations including concessional ones can be done from the counter, a SEC Railway issue said. 
This is the second India Post Railway reservation counter in the city. 
Besides, Indian Railways has computerised Railway reservation facility at Nagpur station in Ajni and Itwari, the release added.

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Readers’ Mail (Tirunelveli) : The Hindu

CONSTRUCT BUILDING : FOR POST OFFICE

The Jawahar Nagar Post Office in N.G.O. Colony, Tirunelveli, is at present functioning in a rented portion of a private residential house.

There is no roofing in front of the counter and hence the public who visit the post office have to stand in the open.

As there is no seating arrangement for the public, they are put to much inconvenience.

Nowadays, who else other than senior citizens visit post offices? The N.G.O. Colony consists of mostly retired government employees and teachers who are in their advanced age and they find it too difficult to transact their business in the absence of a suitable seating arrangement.

In this connection, I wish to point out that the NGO colony Cooperative Housing Society has already allotted a prime land on the colony's North Main road to the Department of Posts for the construction of a post office. But the vacant site lies unutilised for decades, serving now only as a dumping yard.

Hence it is requested that the local postal department personnel may take up the matter with their higher-ups for allotment of funds for the construction of a post office with all modern amenities.

S. Nallasivan, Tirunelveli.

7th CPC Recommendations : Upgradation of GP 4200, 4600 and 4800 for the Employees of the Supreme Court

7th CPC Recommendations : Upgradation of GP 4200, 4600 and 4800 for the Employees of the Supreme Court

Officers and Employees of the Supreme Court : 

Upgradation of Pay in Selected Posts in Existing GP 2800


Upgradation of pay has been sought for the group of posts in the present pay scale with GP 2800 to GP 4200. These include Junior Court Assistant, Chauffer, Special Process Server, Restorer Gr. I /Library Attendant Gr. I/Gestetner Operator Gr. I.

Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission has noted the recommendations made by the Committee of Judges in this regard. The Committee of Judges after examination of demands made has pointed out that in view of basic qualification, nature of duties and degree of efficiency, integrity and confidentiality the post of Junior Court Assistant can be considered for an upgradation in pay.

The Commission further notes that the educational qualifications for direct recruitment to the post of Junior Court Assistant is a degree from a recognised University and knowledge of computer operations with a stipulated typing speed in computers. The information furnished to the Commission with respect to the Recruitment Rules of various posts also indicates that in all other posts carrying a GP 2800 the educational qualifications is lower than graduation and therefore equating Junior Court Assistants with these posts would not be correct. In view of the foregoing the Commission is in agreement with the views of the Committee of Judges. Accordingly, the Commission recommends upgradation in the pay for the post of Junior Court Assistant to GP 4200 from the existing GP 2800.

Upgradation of Pay in Selected Posts in Existing GP 4200

For the group of posts covering Court Assistant, Personal Assistant, Accountant, Cashier, the Association requested pay parity with the holders of analogous/equivalent posts in the High Court of Delhi, who are drawing pay with GP 4600.

Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission has noted the recommendations made by the Committee of Judges in this regard. The Committee of Judges, after examination of demands made, agrees with the recommendation of upgradation in pay to conform to the pay of the holders of analogous posts in the High Court of Delhi.

The Commission recognises that the Supreme Court is at the apex of the hierarchy of Courts in India and hence its personnel should not be disadvantageously placed vis-à-vis the High Court of Delhi.

Accordingly, the Commission recommends upgradation for the post of Court Assistant, Personal Assistant, Accountant and Cashier to GP 4600 from the existing GP 4200.

Upgradation of Pay in Selected Posts in Existing GP 4600

Upgradation of pay has been sought for pay of the group of posts in the present GP 4600 to GP 4800. These include posts of Private Secretary to Additional Registrar, Sr. Personal Assistant, Senior Court Assistant, Court Associate, Editor of Paper books, Assistant Librarian,
Proof Reader, Assistant Accounts Officer (Concurrent Audit) and Building Supervisor. The justification for upgradation is that the holders of analogous posts in the High Court of Delhi are in GP 4800.

Analysis and Recommendations : The Commission has been informed that the Committee of Judges, after examination of demands made, have endorsed the upgradation in pay to conform with the pay of the holders of analogous posts in the High Court of Delhi.

The Commission recognises that the Supreme Court is at the apex of the hierarchy of Courts in India and hence its personnel should not be disadvantageously placed vis-à-vis the High Court of Delhi. Accordingly, the Commission recommends upgradation in the pay for the post of Private Secretary to Additional Registrar, Sr. Personal Assistant, Senior Court Assistant, Court Associate, Editor of Paper Books, Assistant Librarian, Proof Reader, Assistant Accounts Officer (Concurrent Audit) and Building Supervisor to GP 4800 from the existing GP 4600. However on completion of four years approved service further non-functional upgrade to GP 5400 (PB-2) is also recommended for these posts.

4 Different Methods to Transfer your Mobile Contacts

Did you just buy a new mobile phone? After considering significant factors such as budget, features, sleek design, size as well as platform, The first thing that you’ll probably is copy all the phone numbers and other contact information from the old phone to your new cell.

There are different ways to transfer contacts from one phone to another. The process may vary depending upon the phone support cloud but broadly, there are four options. I will discuss the most popular mobile platforms like BlackBerry, iPhone, HTC, Nokia, Windows Phone, Samsung and Android. You can opt any one of them listed below.

Transferring from SIM card

When your old mobile address book is comparatively smaller, and you only wish to copy the phone numbers to your new mobile phone, then simply use your SIM card.

Just copy the phone numbers from the old phone’s memory to your SIM card, insert this SIM card into your new phone and then copy the phone numbers in your new phone’s memory.

Most phones such as Nokia have the option of “copy contacts to the Sim”. You are required to put the Sim card in the new phone and choose “copy contacts from Sim to phone or similar, and you will find that contacts would be copied.

The single problem with SIM transfer is that you can move only 300 contacts at one go. Also, you might find that, contacts having bigger name might get truncated.

Transfer Contacts via your Computer

The SIM card based approach is good only for transferring basic phone numbers but if your phone’s address book includes long names, email addresses, and other details of your contacts, you need some sort of software to help you with the transfer process.

The phone contacts from one mobile can be transferred to the computer with the help of data cable or using Bluetooth. Once the computer detects the mobile, go to your mobile contacts and then on your computer save the contacts in a file after which the same can be transferred to your new mobile phone. In case, you wish to use bluetooth, then open the contact list then mark the contact, you wish to transfer then Select” Send Name Card and then choose Bluetooth” click send. The mobile would then search for the devices. Select the mobile you wish to send the contact, that’s all; your contacts would be now transferred to another mobile.

The mobile would then search for the devices. Select the mobile you wish to send the contact, that’s all; your contacts would be transferred to another mobile.

This mode is good only for transferring basic phone numbers, but if your address book consists long names, email address and other details of your contacts, then you require some software to help you with the transfer process.

In case, you have a Nokia mobile, and you have brought a Blackberry or an iPhone, and then you might use Nokia’s Ovi Suite application in order to copy your phone’s address book to Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer.

Transfer through Memory Card

You can also transfer contacts by saving or backing up your contacts in your memory card. The memory card can be inserted in your new phone and restored. This option is available only in phones like samsung, which allow you to backup onto memory card

Transfer through PC Suite

Phone contacts can also be transferred using the your phone’s PC Suite.

Most phones come with a software which allow you to synchronise your phone book with your computer. For example, the Nokia PC Suite, Samsung Kies,Sony Ericsson PC Suite etc. You should have received a copy of this software with your phone or you can download from the phone manufacturer’s website.

Using your phone’s PC Suite, copy the contacts from your old phone and save it in your new phone.

By using any of the above techniques you can update your new phone with all the contacts.

Secretaries committee to screen Pay Commission recommendations

NEW DELHI: Government has set up a 13-member Empowered Committee of Secretaries (CoS) headed by Cabinet Secretary for processing recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission, which has bearing on remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners. 

"The Empowered Committee will function as a screening committee to screen the recommendations of the Commission after taking into account the views of the concerned stakeholders... so as to firm up the final conclusion for approval of the Cabinet," said an office memorandum of the Finance Ministry.

The implementation of the new pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016. 

The final recommendations of the committee will be submitted for approval of the Cabinet.

On January 13, the Cabinet had approved setting up of the panel. 

The committee has secretaries from ministries of Home Affairs and Defence. It has secretaries from department of personnel and training, pension and PW, revenue, expenditure, posts, health, and science and technology. Chairman of Railway Board, Deputy CAG and Secretary (Security) in the Cabinet Secretariat are also on the panel.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had earlier said that he was not worried about fiscal deficit and government would be able to meet its target despite additional outgo on account of higher pay. 

He had however admitted that the impact of implementing the recommendations, which will result in an additional annual burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore on exchequer, would last for two to three years.

Constitution of Empowered Committee of Secretaries for processing the Report of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Source : http://www.finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/7cpc/27-01-2016.pdf