Sunday, February 07, 2016

New Postal stamps issued by United Nations to promote LGBT rights

United Nations Postal Administration issues colourful series celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people as part of Free & Equal campaign
The new series of gay and lesbian stamps issued by the UN. Photograph: UNPA

The United Nations Postal Administration has released six new postage stamps promoting equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

The colourful stamps by artist and UNPA art director Sergio Baradat are also meant to celebrate the diversity of the gay community and marks the first time the global body’s post office has issued stamps with an LGBT theme.

The stamps were unveiled in a ceremony at the UN general assembly building that included a performance by the New York Gay Men’s Chorus.

“We need to change attitudes to one of acceptance,” said Stephen Cutts, UN assistant secretary general.

The stamps support the UN human rights office’s Free & Equal campaign, which aims to promote fair treatment of the LGBT community.

Charles Radcliffe, chief of the global issues section of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, said there have been advances in human rights for members of the LGBT community, but more must be done because hate crimes are still too common and homosexuality is still criminalised in some countries.

The first United Nations stamps were issued in US dollar denominations on United Nations Day, 24 October 1951. Besides human rights, stamp themes have included peace, the environment and endangered species.

Core Banking in Indian Post Offices - Short video

Core Banking in Indian Post Offices - Short video


Memorandum to 7th CPC Implementation Cell : Another chance to demand for modifications

Memorandum to 7th CPC Implementation Cell : Another chance to demand for modifications on department specific recommendations of 7th CPC 

Confederation News regarding the minutes of the meeting of Implementation cell held on 2.2.2016. The Secretary General of Confederation said, “this is the only stage when the Unions/Associations/Federations in each department shall get an opportunity to present their demand for modifications on department – specific recommendations of the 7th CPC. If we fail to Intervene effectively at this state, we may not get another chance to present our case before the Government”. 
The detaild report is given below for your information… 

MOST IMPORTANT 
TO ALL AFFILIATED ORGANIZATIONS OF CONFEDERATION 

Please read the following minutes of the Implementation cell of the Finance Ministry which is acting as the Secretariate of the Empowered Committee constituted by the Government under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary for processing of 7th CPC recommendations for submission to the cabinet for approval. Please ensure (1) that your department has nominated a nodal officer and try to interact with him (2) that your organization has submitted a memorandum or letter to your departmental head seeking modifications to the department-specific recommendations of the 7th CPC (3) that your departmental head held consultations with your organization on the department specific modifications submitted by you, before finalizing the proposals for submission to the Implementation cell (4) that proposal as per the demand of your organsiation for modifying the proposal of 7th CPC is submitted to the Implementation cell within two weeks (i.e before 16.02.2016) by your department. 

Please note that this is the only stage when the Unions/Associations/Federations in each department shall get an opportunity to present their demand for modifications on department – specific recommendations of the 7th CPC. If we fail to Intervene effectively at this state, we may not get another chance to present our case before the Government. 

Regarding common demands JCM (NC) Staff side had already submitted its memorandum to Cabinet Secretary and two stages agitational programmes are organised and is preparing for indefinite strike. Regarding Department-specific issues Confederation National Secretariat held last month had given a clear direction to all affiliated organizations to organize departmental level agitational programmes by each organsations (if possible jointly with other organizations in that department) on department- specific modifications submitted to each Departmental head. Unless we build up pressure by organizing struggle the departmental heads may not consider our demand for modification seriously and may not even submit any proposal for modifications to the Implementation cell. 

Please note the following decisions of the Implementation cell.

(1) Nodal officers to take net of any representation or demand of the staff side Association under the administrative purview of their Department. Nodal officers to ascertain the views/comments of the concerned office in the light of the representation/demands raised by the staff Association.
(2) In case, there is any need for consultation with the staff Association at the level of the Department, the same may be done as per the assessment of the Department.
(3) In case, the Department is of the view that any recommendation which are specifically related to their Department, need any modification, adequate justification in clear-cut terms should be brought out while sending the comments to the implementation cell
(4) In case of any modification, the extra financial implication (per annum) over the recommendations of the commission should be clearly indicated.
(5) If any modification is suggested approval of the Minster (of the concerned department should be obtained. 
All the above formalities are to be completed within two weeks and proposal should be submitted to the implementation cell within two weeks i.e., before 16.02.2016. 
(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation 
Source: Confederation

States asked Centre to provide special assistance to the states for meeting additional burden arising out of implementation of 7th CPC


NEW DELHI: Majority states in their pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today demanded the Centre should release the long pending compensation for phasing out Central Sales Tax (CST) and provide for such funds in the upcoming Budget.

They also asked the Centre to provide special assistance to the states for meeting additional burden arising out of implementation of 7th Pay Commission in their respective states and raising borrowing limit as per the recommendation of the 14th Finance Commission.

"We would urge upon the the Union Government to fully compensate the state for the CST loss through adequate provision in the Union Budget 2016-17," Pradip Kumar Amat, Finance Minister of Odisha said during the meeting held here.

Joining the chorus, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Telangana and West Bengal also made a similar plea.

"We request appropriate allocation in the Budget for clearing remaining CST compensation liability of all states for 2012-13 during the current financial year," S Parminder Singh Dhindsa Finance Minister of Punjab said.

The government had decided to phase out CST over a period of four years with annual reduction at the rate of 1 per cent as a move towards implementation of Goods and Services Tax.

It was decided by the Union government to compensate the state governments towards CST loss till implementation of GST.

It was reduced from 4 per cent to 2 per cent in phased manner from June 2008. But since 2011-12, no compensation has been received by the state and they complained they have been incurring losses due to reduced CST.

While pitching for the release of the CST compensation, representative of Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi said government is requested to allow for raising market borrowing within the prescribed limit without reduction.

The 14th Finance Commission had recommended that states that have maintained financial discipline should be allowed to borrow 3.5 per cent (of the state's GDP), up from 3 per cent.

"Since we have maintained financial discipline, the government should allow us to increase borrowing limit. This will allow us to raise Rs 3000 crore more for FY 2016," Madhya Pradesh finance minister Jayant Malaiya said.

Make legislative changes to allow higher borrowing of 3.5 per cent of state GDP, Amat said.

Besides, UP Planning Commission deputy chairman N C Vajpayee said the centre should immediately compensate state on CST front.

Besides, the government should also provide special assistance to the state for meeting the burden arising out of 7th Pay Commission recommendations on state exchequer as states too have to increase salary of their employees.

Procedure for Inward Clearing Inquiry for a particular SB account in DOP Finacle

  • For suppose if we want to find the total number of insturments cleared or rejected in Inward clearing for a particular SB account we have procedure in DOP Finacle.
  • The menu option used for this purpose is HICI.

Procedure for Inquiring Inward Cheques Inquiry

  • Invoke the menu HICI then the system will show the below sceen as shown below
  • In the next step enter the SB acccount number of the customer then the system will show the below as mentioned 
  • In the above screen after entering the SB account number then the system will validates whether the account number is correct or not after successfull validaiton it will show the name of the customer and SOL ID to which account is attached.
  • Enter the fileds From date and To date also in the above screen shot.
  • Then click on Go then the system will show the below screen as menitoned below


In the above screen it is clear the system shown the cheque status as "Carved" and also in the Details field one can observe the following
  • The Zone code in which it was cleared
  • The Zone Date on which it was cleared.
  • The amount for which it was cleared.

NSS 87/92 CLOSURE IN DOP FINACLE

All NSS Accounts are by Default Frozen Accounts.

1.Invoke HAFSM menu to unfreeze the account
2.Enter A/C ID
3.Function - Unfreeze
4.Click on GO(F4)
5.Select the Account ID
6.Click on SUBMIT(F10)
7.Verify the same in the same menu in supervisor login.

Closure(With 15H/15G)

Step1:

1.Invoke CASBAM menu
2.Function - Modify
3.Enter A/C ID
4.Click on GO(F4)
5.Select Form 15G/15H submitted as YES
6.Enter Free Code 5 as 15H/15G
7.Click on SUBMIT(F10)
8.Verify the transaction in the same menu in supervisor login.

Step2:

1.Invoke CMRC menu
2.Function - Modify
3.Enter CIF ID of the Customer
4.Click on GO(F4)
5.Enter Tax Deducted At Source Table Code as NOTAX
6.Click on SUBMIT(F10)
7.Verify the same in the same menu in supervisor login.

Step3:

1.Invoke HCAAC menu
2.Function - Close
3.Enter the A/C number
4.Select the transaction type as Cash/Transfer
5.Click on GO(F4)
6.Go through A/C information and Closure tabs
7.Enter the appropriate closure reason code in Closure tab
8.Click on SUBMIT(F10)
9.Verify the closure in supervisor login using the same menu.

Closure(Without 15H/15G)

1.Invoke HCAAC menu
2.Function - Close
3.Enter the A/C number
4.Select the transaction type as Cash/Transfer
5.Click on GO(F4)
6.Go through A/C information and Closure tabs
7.Enter the appropriate closure reason code in Closure tab
8.Click on SUBMIT(F10)
9.Verify the closure in supervisor login using the same menu
Note: For Closure (Without 15H Form), System Will Automatically deduct the TAX.