Thursday, November 02, 2017

Extension of time period for submission of Postal Circle preference

Extension of time period for submission of Postal Circle preference from selected candidates for appointment as Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant on the basis of Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination, 2015 conducted by SSC

Consumer Price Index & DA for September, 2017

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2017 remained stationary at 285 (two hundred and eighty five). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between August, 2017 and September, 2017.
DA as on September 2017 is 6.57 %

7th CPC: Implementation of decision relating to the grant of children Education Allowance

Clarification orders on Children Education Allowance - DOPT issued on 31.10.2017

7th CPC: Implementation of decision relating to the grant of children Education Allowance

No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL)
Government Of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances and P&PW
Department Of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated: 31st October,2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission - Implementation of decision relating to the grant of children Education Allowance.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt(AL) dated 11-09-2008 and O.M.No.A-27012/02/2017-Estt.(AL) dated 16-08-2017 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled Children of government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed. The annual ceiling fixed for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for differently abled children of government employees is now Rs.54,000/- The rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide O.M.No.12011/04/2008-Estt(AL)dated 11-09-2008.

2. These orders shall be effective from 1st July,2017.

Hindi version follows.

sd/-
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government Of India

Dearness Allowance for Bank Employees from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018

Dearness Allowance for Bank Employees from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018
The calculation of Dearness Allowance for bank employees is almost finalized from Nov 2017 to Jan 2018.

Maximum age of joining National Pension System (NPS) increased from the existing 60 years to 65 years under NPS- PIB

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
01-November-2017 17:08 IST

Maximum age of joining National Pension System (NPS) increased from the existing 60 years to 65 years under NPS- Private Sector. 

In continuance of the several initiatives under taken by Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) during the last few years to increase the pension coverage in the country, PFRDA has now increased the maximum age of joining under NPS-Private Sector (i.e. All Citizen and Corporate Model) from the existing 60 years to 65 years of age.
Now, any Indian Citizen, resident or non-resident, between the age of 60- 65 years, can also join NPS and continue up to the age of 70 years in NPS. With this increase of joining age, the subscribers who are willing to join NPS at the later stage of life will be able to avail the benefits of NPS.

NPS provides a very robust platform to the subscriber to save for his/her old age income security. Due to the better healthcare facilities and increased fitness, along with the opportunities and avenues available in the private sector as well as in the capacity of self-employment, more and more people in their late 50s or 60s are now living an active life allowing them to be employed productively.

The subscriber joining NPS beyond the age of 60 years will have the same choice of the Pension Fund as well as the investment choice as is available under the NPS for subscribers joining NPS before the age of 60 years.

Subscriber joining NPS after the age of 60 years will have an option of normal exit from NPS after completion of 3 years in NPS. In this case, the subscriber will be required to utilize at least 40% of the corpus for purchase of annuity and the remaining amount can be withdrawn in lump-sum.

In case of such subscriber willing to exit from NPS before completion of 3 years in the NPS, he/she will be allowed to do so, but in such case, the subscriber will have to utilize at-least 80% of the corpus for purchase of annuity and the remaining can be withdrawn in lumpsum.

In case of unfortunate death of the subscriber during his stay in NPS, the entire corpus will be paid to the nominee of the subscriber.

The increase in joining age will provide the options to the subscribers who are at the fag-end of the employment and expecting lump-sum amount at the time of retirement, but willing to defer their retirement planning for future, to open the NPS account and contribute the lump-sum corpus to NPS for better fund management by Professional Fund Manager to fetch better returns and plan for the regular income after some time. The Annuity rates available in the older age fetch better annuities than that at the age of 60 or less age.

This initiative will allow a larger segment of the society particularly senior citizens to reap the benefits of NPS and plan for their regular income.

Rule 38 Transfers under Vijayawada Region : Andhra Pradesh Circle

Rule 38 Transfers under Vijayawada Region : Andhra Pradesh Circle



WhatsApp adds new ‘Delete for Everyone’ feature: Here’s how to use this

WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' feature that allows users to delete sent messages is now rolling out to all users, a week after it trickled out to select users of the app. The feature lets people call back messages sent on individual chats as well as WhatsApp groups, and is available across different platforms, such as Android, iPhone and Windows Phone. One of the biggest use cases of the Delete for Everyone feature can be when you send a message to the wrong chat or if the message sent contains a mistake. It is the latest feature added to WhatsApp in a long list of features introduced this year, and is biggest change to the chat app since blue ticks.

The Facebook-owned service confirms messages that have been successfully deleted for everyone will be replaced with "This message was deleted" in your recipients' chats. Similarly, if you see "This message was deleted" in a chat, it means that the sender deleted their message for everyone.
How to get WhatsApp 'Delete for Everyone' feature, and how it works

· Make sure you the latest version of WhatsApp is downloaded on your phone. The recipient must also have the latest version installed for the Delete for Everyone feature to work.
· Select the message(s) you want to delete
· Tap the delete/ trash icon on the screen
· Now the dialogue box will show the new option Delete for Everyone

Once you hit the Delete for Everyone dialogue box, the sent message will be replaced with "You deleted this message". Also, remember that the feature will not work if the other person is not on the latest version of WhatsApp; in this case, recipients may see the message before it's deleted or if deletion was not successful.

WhatsApp says that the feature will be applicable only if the user is quick enough. The company explains that users can only delete messages for everyone for up to seven minutes after sending. This means that once seven minutes have passed, there is no way to delete messages for everyone.

Apart from 'Delete for Everyone', WhatsApp has renamed the regular delete option, calling it Delete for Me. This, as before, allows users to delete the message they've sent or received from the device. However, this will have no effect on the recipients' chats. This feature will not change anything on the recipients end and they can continue seeing the messages in their chat screen.

To delete messages for yourself, users can head to the chat containing the message they wish to delete and tap and hold the message to delete multiple messages at once. In this case, users will have to use tap Delete (the trash icon) at the top of the screen, and then select Delete for Me.