Friday, September 02, 2016

Special Cover on Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016 Awardees – 31st August 2016.

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India. The award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The recipient(s) is/are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry and is honoured for their "spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years" at international level. As of 2016, the award comprises a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakh.

Usually conferred upon only one sportsperson in a year, a few exceptions have been made when multiple recipients were awarded in a year. As of 2016, thirty-two recipients from fourteen sport disciplines have been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. In 2016 for the first time in the history of National Sports Awards, four athletes were chosen for the Khel Ratna honour including Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shooter Jitu Rai and Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik who received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award from the President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on 29th August 2016.

Karnataka Postal Circle issued a Special Cover in honour of four Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016 Awardees on 31st August 2016 at Bengaluru. (Special Cover approval no. KTK/14/2016). Special Cover is priced at Rs. 20 and can be purchased from Bengaluru Philatelic Bureau.

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Reliance Jio Plan details – In depth analysis

At a time when Mukesh Ambani finally announced Jio commercial launch in front of their shareholders in its 39th AGM today, the company also revealed pricing and plans for people who want to join the all IP next gen network.

Inviting people to join the network, Mukesh Ambani announced ‘Jio Welcome Offer‘ which will be available from 5th September, Monday from Reliance Retail stores, under which people can get a Jio SIM with unlimited access to data (4GB per day at 4G speed thereafter 128 Kbps), 100 SMS per day, unlimited HD voice and video calls as well as unrestricted access to jio digital media apps till December 31st.

Existing customers who are enjoying Jio Preview Offer will also get rewarded with unlimited access to the network till end of this year, after which Jio will start charging and people can recharge with any of the 10 Jio recharge packs which are priced from Rs 19 to Rs 4999.
Here are the details of Jio prepaid and postpaid plans:

Jio small plan priced as Rs 149 is the most affordable monthly pack as it offers unlimited calling & 100 free SMS to any number in India with free roaming facility. For data needs, it also offers 300 MB of 4G data. Considering the current market, situation the pack offers more value for money for common people who don’t use data services heavily. Unlike other operators who have hundreds of plans or packs in each circle, Jio has launched simplified tariff plans for its users. Seven of these primary packs come with a validity of 28 days while the remaining 3 come with 1, 7 and 21 days validity.

Jio medium pack comes at a price of Rs 499 with 4GB of 4G data perfect for youth and data hungry people who prefer to connect through social network and spend hefty amount for calling. With this pack they would also get unlimited calling, SMS and unlimited night data for a period of 28 days.
Jio Medium L pack is twice the price at Rs 999 offers 10GB of 4G data for day and unlimited night data, perfect for data hungry customers. Also with this you’re getting unlimited benefits such unlimited SMS, voice and video calls to near and dear ones. The pack also comes with additional 20 GB data for access to Jio Net WiFi.

Jio Large pack which is going to be a good reason to switch from existing operators which are charging Rs 1500 – 2000 for offering unlimited calls and only 10 GB data, as it offers unlimited calling, roaming, sms, night data for absolutely free that too at Rs 1499. Once you recharge or subscribe to this plan you will get 20 GB data which is sufficient for daily needs.

Jio XL or Extra Large pack targets the people who pay premium for getting hefty amount of data with voice call needs. The pack, priced at Rs 2499 is perfect for business customers who use data in multiple devices through tethering. The pack offers 35 GB data while in WiFi hotspots, you can use 70 GB of data. It also offers unlimited night data and voice calling to any domestic number with easy roaming feature. The plan will also offer dedicated customer service representative for any help on priority.

Jio XXL priced at Rs 3999 offers 180 GB of data of which 120 GB can be consumed through thousands of Jio WiFi hotspots across everywhere. Like other plans it also has unlimited calling, sms and night data benefits.

Jio XXXL targets those audience who wants to get a perfect network to stream shows directly on high end 4G televisions. The pack comes with 225 GB data of which 75 GB is regular data, rest of the benefits can be used through connecting Jio Net WiFi hotspots. The pack comes with unlimited data at night, sms and voice call benefits inbuilt at Rs 4999.

Jio has also launched three short validity packs exclusively for prepaid which come as 1 day, 7 days and 21-day validity with benefits. These packs are targeted to those users who prefer to recharge with smaller denominations. These are not available as first recharge denomination for new prepaid users. Those who prefer to do a top up weekly, can go for Rs 199 pack which offers true unlimited voice calls, unlimited 4G data at night and SMS for a week. The pack offers 750 MB 4G data with 1.5 GB data for hotspot access. Night data refers to data consumed between 2-5 AM (4GB at 4G speed and thereafter 128 Kbps).

For a day 4G benefits, customers can top up with Rs 19 which will let you enjoy benefits like unlimited calling for the day, unlimited night data, 100 SMS and 100MB 4G data. If you connect your phone with JioNet WiFi hotspot, you will get additional 200 MB data. Considering the daily packs available in the market currently it is going to be the best daily pack which is easy and has all benefits. While Small Mini pack will cut the cost if you’re planning for weekly data recharge as the pack offers much lower rate with longer validity (of 21 days) than other mini packs. With this pack you will get upto 6 GB of data (2GB regular) with unlimited benefits like voice calls, sms and unlimited 4G data at night during the validity period.

On the postpaid front, Jio offers 7 plans with the corresponding prepaid denominations but with one month validity instead of 28 days and with taxes applicable over and above the plan denomination. But if you choose to register for auto debit payment of bills online through debit/credit card and opt for e-bill, Jio will give an additional 15% discount on the bill value.

Important:

As many readers needed a clarification about data usage of voice and video calls as well as Jio digital media apps and whether it will be deducted from the main data balance, Jio has clarified that data used for HD voice calls will not be deducted from main balance but data used for video calls as well as for accessing digital content in its media apps will be deducted from the main data balance.

Courtesy : http://telecomtalk.info/

Clarification needs to be taken from Postal Directorate on counting of induction training period for granting of financial up-gradations under MACP Scheme on par with provisions existing for granting financial up-gradations under TBOP/BCR schemes.

Clarification needs to be taken from Postal Directorate on counting of induction training period for granting of financial up-gradations under MACP Scheme on par with provisions existing for granting financial up-gradations under TBOP/BCR schemes.
A clarification needs to be sought from Postal Directorate on the issue of counting of“induction training period” of Direct Recruits in Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant cadre for the purpose of qualifying service in connection with granting financial up-gradations under Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme(MACPS). This issue, being a welfare matter, needs to be taken up by all possible levels of offices/officials/service unions with the Government of India/Department of Posts since the favourable orders in this regard will benefit lots of officials of Postal Department across the country. The details of the issue are discussed below.
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1) At the time of issue of initial orders on implementation of MACPS by the Department of Posts vide O.M. dated 18.9.2009, it was mentioned in the salient features of the MACPS [given in Annexure-1 of O.M dated 18.9.2009] in top 3rd & 4th lines of Para No.9 at Page 6 of O.M that “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment or pre-appointment training shall not be taken in to reckoning”. As such, the word “or” mentioned before the words “pre-appointment training” in this sentence has prevented to consider pre-appointment training for the purpose of granting financial up-gradations under MACPS. Later, a corrigendum order dated 23.6.2016 was issued by the Department of Posts replacing the sentence of “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointmentor pre-appointment training shall not be taken in to reckoning” with the sentence of “service rendered on adhoc/contract basis before regular appointment on pre-appointment training shall not be taken in to reckoning”. Consequent on issue of corrigendum replacing the word“or” with “on”, the orders issued on MACPS [vide O.M dated 18.9.2009 and corrigendum dated 23.6.2016] have removed the explicit directions of not to count pre-appointment training for MACPs. In other words, the orders issued on MACPS now are not preventing to consider pre-appointment training for the purpose of granting financial up-gradations under MACPS. However, the orders issued vide O.M. dated 18.9.2009 and corrigendum order dated 23.6.2016 are also not specifically permitting to consider the pre-appointment training for the purpose of granting financial up-gradations under MACPS. 

2) But here it is to mention that as per the G.O.I, DoP&T, O.M. No.16/16/89-Estt. (Pay-I) dated 22.10.1990 and O.M.No.16/16/92-Estt. (Pay-II) dated 31.3.1992 available at Govt. of India’s Order No.(1) below F.R.26 [swamy’s compilation of FR&SR], the training period undergone by Direct Recruits, who are compulsorily required to undergo training before taking up Government employment, whether on remuneration of stipend or otherwise is treated as duty for the purpose of drawing ‘increments’. Keeping in view of these provisions, orders were issued by the GOI, Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Posts(SPB-II Section) vide order No.44-47/1998-SPB.II dated 3.8.2000 and order No. 44-47/1998-SPB.II dated 27.7.2001 and order No.44-47/1998-SPB.II dated 5.5.2004 to the effect that the period of induction training will also be counted for benefit of promotion under the TBOP/BCR schemes, if such training period were counted for increment in that scale. Recently, orders were also issued by the GOI, Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Posts(SPB-II Section) vide order No.44-2/2011-SPB.II dated 5.5.2016 extending the benefit of counting of induction training period for the purpose of qualifying service under TBOP/BCR scheme in respect of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (Direct Recruits only) who underwent training prior to 1.1.1986, as a one time measure.

3) Since, the induction training period was already ordered to be taken in to account in respect of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant [Direct Recruits only] while granting promotions under TBOP/BCR schemes [which were reckoned/treated as financial up-gradations], the same analogy of counting of induction training period for granting promotions under MACPS needs to be adopted as the promotions under MACPS are also treated as financial up-gradations only. 

4) In the light of various orders issued by the DoP&T and Department of Posts from time to time as discussed above, the following point needs to be got clarified on top priority basis from the Department of Posts(Postal Directorate).

“Keeping in view of orders already issued by Department of Posts in respect of financial up-gradations under TBOP/BCR schemes which were in existence up to 31.8.2008 (i.e. prior to the date of implementation of MACPS), whether the induction training period undergone by Direct Recruits of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant cadre [who have undergone training before taking up Government employment and whose training period was also counted for drawal of increments], shall be counted for benefit of promotion/financial up-gradation under the Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme(MACPS) also (or) not”.
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7th Pay Commission Issue - 15 Crore Workers will be on Strike

The Joint platform of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) of the Country along with Independent National Federations of employees of different industries and services including Confederation of Central Govt. Employees and Workers, have decided to organize All India General Strike on 2nd September 2016, against the anti-people, anti-workers policies and authoritarian attitude of the NDA Government

Main demands of Central Government Employees:

1. 7th Pay Commission issue : Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016, especially increase in minimum pay a fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.

2. Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modifications of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government employees under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

Central Govt. Employees worst affected:

The policy offensives of the Govt. like downsizing, outsourcing, contractorisation, corporatization and privatization has affected the Central Govt. departments and employees in a worst manner. Ban on creation of new posts and non-filling up of about six lakhs vacant posts had increased the work load of the existing employees and adversely affected the efficiency of the services. The New Pension Scheme (NPS) implemented with affect from 01.01.2004, is nothing but a “No Pension Scheme”, as it is fully dependent on the vagaries of share market forces. The Govt. is not ready to grant civil servant status to Gramin Dak Sevaks and to regularize the services of causal, contingent and contract workers. The 5% ceiling on compassionate appointment is not yet removed. The bonus ceiling enhancement from Rs.3500/- to Rs. 7000/- is not made applicable to Central Govt. Employees. Govt. is not ready to modify the 7th CPC recommendations, which is worst ever made by any pay commissions. The assurance given to the staff side regarding enhancement minimum pay and fitment formula is yet to be implemented. All other retrograde recommendations like reduction in the percentage of HRA, abolition of 52 allowances etc. are yet to be modified. Overall the attitude of the Modi Govt. is totally negative towards the Central Govt. employees and pensioners.

The National Secretariat is of the firm opinion that unless the policy of the Govt. is changed, more attacks are likely to come on the Central Govt. employees and working class. To change the policy the united struggle of entire working class is required. It is in this background the Confederation of Central Govt. employees and workers has decided to join the General Strike along with other sections of the working class of our country.

The Confederation National Secretariat calls upon the entirety of Central Govt. employees to make intensive campaign and preparation for making the 2nd September 2016 strike a grand success. Along with the 12 Point charter of demands of the working class, the Confederation has decided to submit the demands pertaining to the Central Govt. employees also as Part-B of the Charter of demands to the Govt. The Chater of demands (Part A and B) is furnished below:

2016 September 2nd General Strike 12 Point Charter of Demands of Joint Platform of Central Trade Unions submitted to government: 

PART – A

  1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
  2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
  3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.
  4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
  5. Minimum wage of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation (for unskilled worker).
  6. Assured enhanced pension not less than 3000 p.m for the entire working population (including unorganized sector workers).
  7. Stoppage of disinvestment in Central/state public sector undertakings.
  8. Stoppage of contractorisation in permanent/perennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as that of regular workers for the same and similar work.
  9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund and increase in quantum of gratuity.
  10. Compulsory registration of trade unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO conventions C-87 and C-98.
  11. No FDI in Railways, Defence and other strategic sectors.
  12. No unilateral amendment to labour laws.

PART – B 

Demand of the Central Govt. Employees

1. Avoid delay in implementing the assurances given by Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016, especially increase in minimum pay a fitment formula. Implement the assurance in a time bound manner.

2. Settle issues raised by the NJCA, regarding modifications of the 7th CPC recommendations, submitted to Cabinet Secretary on 10th December 2015.

3. Scrap PFRDA Act and New Pension System (NPS) and grant Pension/Family Pension to all Central Government employees under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. No privatization, outsourcing, contractorisation of Government functions.

5. (i) Treat Gramin Dak Sevaks as Civil Servants and extend all benefits on pay, pension and allownaces of departmental employees.

(ii) Regularise casual, contract, contingent and daily rated workers and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6. Fill up all vacant posts by special recruitment. Lift ban on creation of new posts.

7. Remove ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8. Extend benefit of Bonus Act amendment 2015 on enhancement of payment ceiling to the Adhoc bonus/PLB of Central Govt. employees with effect from the financial years 2014-15. Ensure payment of revised bonus before Pooja holidays.

9. Revive JCM functioning at all levels.
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As per press release of Trade Unions, Over 15 crore workers in several States would take part in the strike demanding higher minimum wages and provision of social security to unorganised workers.

The unorganised workers too demand the minimum wages to be atleast Rs.18000 as against what they get now.

Not lagging behind, Employees of PSUs have listed Rs. 18,000 minimum monthly salary as one of their demands for which they are all set to strike work on September 2.

The unions said a bandh-like situation would prevail in 10 States and a “chakka jam” in others.

“The workers will also take out a protest from Kranti Chowk to register their demands seeking parity with the government staff who got benefits of 7th pay commission,” said Devidias Kirtishahi, general secretary of the Marathwada Labour Union that would lead the morcha.

“The central government is all out to support industrialists and capitalists by making changes in the labour laws to protect their interests. The laws that once protected the rights of the workers are being changed. If this allowed to be continued, the workers would have no voice and would have to live their lives like slaves,” he added.

“All government scheme workers will take to the streets. It will be bigger than last year’s strike and we expect over 15 crore workers to participate. It will be a befitting reply to the government,” Amarjeet Kaur, national secretary, All India Trade Union Congress, said at a press conference jointly organised by the 10 unions.

The Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangh has opted out of the strike against 7th pay commission, but the striking unions said it would have no impact on the strike. “The strike will be complete in industrial sectors such as transport, finance, power, coal, textile, automobile, port and dock, steel, oil, defence production, scheme and education,” a joint statement said.

“BMS leaders may not be supporting us because of political compulsions, but their workers will still join the strike,” Tapan Sen, general secretary, Centre of Indian Trade Unions, said. He said the strike would not affect emergency services of hospitals and clinics. Banking transactions may be affected as bank unions have also issued strike notices.

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Back up Outlook data with the Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup tool

  • Install the PST Backup tool
  • Exit Outlook.
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To start the setup program, double-click the Pfbackup.exe program file on your hard disk.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
  • Start Outlook.
  • Back up your Personal FoldersThe Personal Folders file (.pst) that you want to back up must be open. If the file is visible in Folder List, it is open.
  • On the File menu, click Backup.The Backup command is missing 
  • The Personal Folders Backup tool either is not installed or has been removed. Install the Personal Folders Backup tool. 
Note: You may need to download Personal Folders Backup from the Microsoft Office Online Web site.
  1. Lists Personal Folders files (.pst) that will be included in the backup.
  2. Displays the last time a backup was completed.
  3. The Options button is where you can set reminders for the backup, which Personal Folders files are included, and the file location where the backup is saved.
  4. You can open previously created backups.
  5. Click Options.
  1. Selecting the check box specifies that reminders are to be used. You can specify any number between 1 and 999 days.
  2. Select the check box for each Personal Folders file you want to back up.
  3. The file location is where your data will be copied to. Your original data will not be moved and changed. Once a backup is complete, you can use Windows Explorer to go to this location and see the backup file or copy it to removable media such as a CD, DVD, portable hard drive, or portable memory device.
In the Backup these personal folders files list, select the check box for each item you want to back up.
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  • Click Save Backup.
  • Remove the PST Backup tool
  • Exit Outlook.
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  • Select Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup, and then click Remove.
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In the list of programs on the Install/Uninstall tab, find Microsoft Outlook Personal Folders Backup, and then select it.
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  • View personal folders backup status
  • On the File menu, click Backup. In the Personal Folders Backup dialog box, you can see which personal folders files are currently set to be backed up and the date of the last backup.
  • Open a backup copy of a Personal Folders file
  • On the File menu, click Backup.
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  • Click the personal folders file you want to open, and then click Open.You can also open a .pst file without using the Personal Folders Backup tool. In Outlook, you can open Outlook data files on the File menu.
Where .pst files are savedWhen you create a .pst file, it is saved to the Outlook local settings folder.
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c:\users\user name\Local Settings\Application Data\Microsoft\Outlook
You may need to modify the default view in Windows Explorer to see hidden folders.
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  • In Windows, click the Start button, and then click Control Panel.
  • Under Pick a Category, double-click Performance and Maintenance
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  • Under See Also, click File Types.
Note: If you are using Classic View in Control Panel, double-click Folder Options.
  • Click the View tab.
  • Under Advanced settings, under Files and Folders, under Hidden files and folders, click Show hidden files and folders.
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c:\Documents and Settings\Profiles\user name\Local Settings\Application Data
You may need to modify the default view in Windows Explorer to see hidden folders.
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  • Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  • On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
  • Click the View tab, and then click the Show hidden files and folder option.
  • Restore dataThe amount of information you want to recover will determine the way you restore your backup data. If you want to recover:
If you want to recover a few items that were accidentally deleted or changed, open the file and then move or copy the items from the backup file into your original file.
  • On the File menu, point to Open, and then click Outlook Data File.
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  • Click Personal Folder File (.pst), and then click Next.
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On the View menu, click Folder List.
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Try opening the .pst file from the Outlook File menu. If you get the error message "The file is not compatible with this version of the Personal Folders information service. Contact your administrator." then the .pst file contains Unicode information. Unicode information is supported by Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 and later. If you are using an earlier version of Outlook, the file will not be accessible. If you get an error message saying the file is not readable or is corrupted, try using the Outlook Inbox Repair tool.
  • Choose one of the following:Replace duplicates with items imported Existing data will be overwritten with the information in the file being imported.
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  • Do not import duplicate items Existing data will be kept, and the duplicate information in the file will not be copied to the current Outlook folder.
Follow the remaining instructions in the Import and Export Wizard.
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Gratuity Calculation for Central Government Employees

Formula :
Gratuity Calculation= [ (BasicPay + D.A) x 15 days x No.of years of service ] / 26
Where,
D.A = Dearness Allowance End of Service Benefits

Eligibility :

1. Any person employed on wages/salary.
2. At the time of retirement or resignation or on superannuation, an employee should have rendered
continuous service of not less than five years.
3. Payable without completion of five years only when death and disablement.

Why 26 days?

But what do you think what is the salary of a day. Will it be a monthly salary divided by 31 or a monthly salary divided by 30? 
No. It would be a monthly salary divided by 26. Why? It is because, according to labor law, every
employee is entitled for weekly offs. Therefore, the average working days in a month is not more than 26 days. You get the monthly salary for the work of 26 days. Hence, your one day salary would be a monthly salary divided by 26. 
  • The Period of Service For the Gratuity Payment Your gratuity increases with the increase of the service period. But to get the gratuity you must complete 5 years in the service (more than 4 years 6 months). 
For the gratuity calculation, 
The years of service are rounded off to the nearest integer. It means if you have completed the 7 years 7 months in the service, the length of service for gratuity calculation would be 8 years. 
Similarly, 
  • If you have completed the 9 years and 5 months, the period for gratuity calculation would be 9 years.
The Commission, after  examination of the matter, recommends the following revised rates for payment of death gratuity:  
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SIGNATURE EXTRACTION TOOL (Ver 1.0) - FOR PARTIAL SIGNATURE UPLOAD OFFICES

Sir/Madam,

I am hereby directed by competent authority to convey the following

This is regarding uploading of signatures for offices where partial signatures were uploaded due to invalid/incorrect image in the Sign database resulting in omission of rest of the signatures during migration. This issue was reported in 7339 SOLs.

Detailed excel sheet for 22747 POs is attached for reference. Difference of Signature is shared in Col. F and Partial Upload required (Yes/No) in Col. G.

Earlier Post,Sign,MDE, MDE Sign DBs was requested from POs for signature upload. As the number of offices is more and to complete the signature upload within prescribed time, a stand alone tool (Signature extraction tool Ver 1.0) is developed by Infosys. This tool will extract only signatures. DBA/DPT rules have been removed and signature related DPT alone is added in this Tool.

Procedure for uploading the Signatures (Signature Extraction Tool Ver 1.0)

1. Signature extraction tool Ver 1.0 is available in the link
/CBSDM/incoming/Production/SIGN_extract_tool/01-08-16
2. SAs may please be instructed to use this version of the tool to upload the signatures
3. Post, Sign, MDE, MDE Sign should be same as used during migration.
4. Addition/Deletion/Modification of Accounts/Signatures should not be done in the database during upload.
5. Data related DPTs have been disabled and sign related DPTs have been added
6. On completion of tool, data will be automatically uploaded to FTP (/CBSDM/incoming/Production/Sign_Extraction/)
7. Scanned copy of Certificate signed by Postmaster countersigned by Divisional Head to be attached while sharing the data. Copy of certificate attached in this mail. Consolidated Hardcopies may kindly be forwarded from the Circles after completion of the signature upload.
8. Offices wherein discrepancy in noticed in signature upload alone need to upload the data.
9. Only left out signatures will be uploaded .
Please do not hesitate to contact us for any clarification.
It is requested to share the data on or before 03/09/2016 as the entire exercise can be completed if the data is received in bulk.

Mails relating to Signature upload to be shared to dmccfile@gmail.com with a copy marked to my mail id.

Click Here to view the list offices where signatures upload is required

Click Here to view the certificate to be issued by Post master and divisional head.

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September 2 nationwide strike to be bigger than last years: Unions

Sept 2 nationwide strike to be bigger than last year’s: Unions

New Delhi: As many as 10 central trade unions will go ahead with the general strike on Friday saying the government gave no heed to their 12-point charter of demands and is continuing with unilateral labour reforms.

CTUs claimed that over 15 crore workers are likely to participate in the strike and it will be bigger than the one held last year as members of BMS will also support them.

RSS-affiliated Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh (BMS) is the only major trade union which has opted out of strike – like last year – which was also held on September 2, in view of the assurances given by the government.
“Some leaders of Bmshave decided not to go on strike. But its state units would participate in the strike. Workers will give a befitting reply to the dubious activities inspired by the government,” CITU General Secretary Tapan Sen said here in a joint press conference by 10 CTUs here.

CTUs reiterate the call for countrywide general strike on September 2 against the “anti-worker and anti-people policies” of the government and in view of its “utterly unresponsive and undemocratic attitude”, Sen added.

All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) Secretary Amarjeet Kaur said the unions view the announcements made by Ministers’ panel, headed by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, as an eyewash.

“It is like cheating the people,” she said, adding that this time the number will be bigger than 15 crore who participated in the general strike last year and more than 10 states will have bandh-like situation.
Strike is going to be complete in industrial sectors such as transport, financial, power, coal, textile, port and dock, automobile, steel, oil, defence production, scheme, education and Central and State government employees, Kaur added.

Referring to BMS decision not to participate in the strike, Kaur said: “Government has not had a single meeting with the CTUs in over a year and is talking to those (BMS) who have not given a strike notice.”
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) Vice President Ashok Singh said: “Prime Minister Narendra Modi said his fight is with poverty, but it seems his fight is with the poor in this country. The government’s decision are totally pro-capitalist.”

CTUs expressed dismay over “utterly negative” attitude of the government on basic demands of workers on minimum wages as per consensus formulation of Indian Labour Conference, on universal social security including pension for all workers including those in unorganised sector, among others.
They added that government is dragging its feet over the mass scale contractorisation of permanent and perennial work.

Attacking the government’s initiatives on labour reforms, the unions said: “All these proactive initiatives militate against the basic interests and rights of the working people. Even the non-striking CTU (BMS) also officially recorded its opposition.

PTI

2% DA for the month of July 2016 - AICPIN for the month of July 2016

2% DA for the month of July 2016 - AICPIN for the month of July 2016: 
No. 5/1/2016-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st August, 2016
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) — July, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for July, 2016 increased by 3 points and pegged at 280 (two hundred and eighty). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.08 per cent between June, 2016 and July, 2016 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.77 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.65 percentage points to the total change. The House Rent index further accentuated the overall index by (+) 0.86 percentage points. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Besan, Black Gram, Gram Dal, Groundnut Oil, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Chillies Green, Garlic, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Gourd, Palak, Potato, Pumpkin, Banana, Sugar, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Fish Fresh, French Beans, Tomato, Electricity Charges, Petrol, etc. putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.46 per cent for July, 2016 as compared to 6.13 per cent for the previous month and 4.37 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 9.34 per cent against 8.33 per cent of the previous month and 3.21 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Bokaro reported the maximum increase of 11 points followed by Munger-Jamalpur (10 points), Giridih, Agra and Delhi (9 points each). Among others, 7 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 6 points in 10 centres, 5 points in 5 centres, 4 points in 9 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 8 centres and 1 point in 5 centres. On the contrary, Mysore recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Mundakkayam and Coimbatore (5 points each), and Hubli Dharwar and Emakulam (4 points each). Among others, 3 points decrease was observed in 4 centres, 2 points in 2 centres and 1 point in 5 centres. Rest of the 8 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 33 centres are above All-India Index and other 43 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Vishakhapathnam and Mundakkayam centres remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of August, 2016 will be released on Friday, 30th September, 2016. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.
AICPIN-JULY-2016

EXPECTED DA CALCULATION FROM JULY 2016

DA is the most important allowance in existing Pay, if you look at the current basic DA is higher.

7th CPC Basic fixation has biggest influenced with the DA value. For this reason, after 7th Pay commission implementation, Central government staffs are looking out for how DA would be available.

In 6th CPC, everyone know how DA was calculated

In the above formula 115.76 was fixed based on the below interpretation

After implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report, Government ordered that the dearness allowance has to be calculated based on All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI¬IW index) with the base year 2001-100. So, DA with effect from the period 1.1.2006, has to be calculated using average Price CPI-IW index of 536 for 2005 (base 1982-100) adjusted to the base year 2001-100 by dividing the same with the Linking Factor between 1982 and 2001 Series which is 4.63. As a result, the average consumer price index (Industrial workers) for 12 months in 2005 (base 2001-100) was worked out to 115.76.To calculate Dearness Allowance with effect from Jan-06, we need the average of monthly All India Consumer Price Index (IW) with the base year

2001-100 for the preceding 12 months and apply the same in the following formula:
DA – (Average AICPI-115.76)x 100/115.76
For example, to calculate the DA for 01/01/2007, we find that the average AICPI in the year 2007 -118.95. So, D.A. as on 01/01/2007 – (118.95 – 115.76)*100 /115.76 = 2%.

In 7th CPC entire calculation can change if we use the same combination. Let’s see, how this can change?
Based on it, in 2015 (base 2001 =100) Average is 261.40 and by using the same following formula the expected (assumed) DA in 7th CPC would be (261.4-261.4)*100/261.4 = 0% and July (277-261.4)*100/261.4 = 2%
In case the base year 2011-100 is used in 7th CPC, then the linking factor will be changed to calculate the DA Value.

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GDS to PA exam results

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Indian Postal Bank would be a game changer for the Banking & Financial system in the country: Secretary, DFS

Banks need to take advantage of such rapidly changing positive growth opportunities 

“Launch of Indian Postal Bank is going to be a game changer for banking sector and the operationalisation of its 1.5 lakh branches would give a massive fillip to the Banking & Financial system in the country. Banks need to take advantage of such rapidly changing positive growth opportunities in the country and contribute further to development of nation” said Ms. Anjuli Chib Duggal ,Secretary, Department of Financial Services Government of India .. at the 69th AGM of Indian Bank Association ( IBA) in Mumbai., 

Speaking on the occasion she said that with so many additional Postal Bank branches on the ground and expansion of the network ‘Bank Mitras’e a significant boost would be given not only to the financial inclusion of the programmes of Government but also to the development of last mile Banking operations in the country. She said that other established Banking Institutions should take advantage of the same. 

Ms Duggal said that Banks need to fore see technological changes and strengthen inter-institutional arrangement to take advantage of the growth and expansion opportunities being offered by the development of all the sectors. She exhorted the Banks to stream line the system of the recruitment of ‘Bank Mitras’ and consider giving more functional autonomy to the Bank Branches in such matters. 

Ms. Duggal appreciated the work done by the IBA in supporting the growth at social securities of government of India. 
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DSM/PIB/DJN 
(Release ID :149452)

Source : http://pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=149452

Status of Cadre Review Proposal as on 31.08.2016

Status of Cadre Review Proposal as on 31.08.2016