Saturday, April 07, 2018

EMPLOYMENT NEWS DATED 07.04.2018 TO 13.04.2018


Name Of Post : Junior Executive
No.of Vacancies : 542
Last Date :27.04.2018
Name Of Post : Assistant General Manager, Chief Manager, Manager etc
No.of Vacancies : 145
Last Date :02.05.2018
Name Of Post : M/Sirdar, Tech etc
No.of Vacancies : 117
Last Date :19.04.2018
Name Of Post : Civil Quality and She Discipline
No.of Vacancies : 72
Last Date :27.04.2018
Name Of Post : Technician, Assistant, Store Keeper etc
No.of Vacancies : 98
Last Date :21.04.2018
Name Of Post : Scientist ‘B’
No.of Vacancies : 62
Last Date :14.04.2018

Income tax return forms for FY 2017-18 released

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has released the new income tax return forms for filing returns for the financial year 2017-18. 

The new forms -Sahaj (ITR1) , Form ITR-2, Form ITR-3, Form Sugam -ITR-4, Form ITR-5, Form ITR-6, Form ITR-7, and Form ITR-V have been notified for Financial year 2017-18 or assessment year 2018-19. 
Like last year, CBDT has been quick of the mark in releasing these forms right at the start of the assessment year to enable people to start filing their returns as soon as possible. 

It is noteworthy that this is the first time there will be a penalty leviable for income tax returns filed after the due date which is normally July 1 i.e. ITRs for FY17-18 are due to be filed by July 1, 2018 as per current rules. 

The notification, dated April 3, 2018, had made certain amendments in the income tax rules relating to these forms. 

ITR 1 is the basic income tax return form. Last year it was meant to be used for individuals with income from salary/pension, one house property and other sources upto Rs 50 lakh. 

Source:-The Economic Times

Terms and conditions of engagement of GDS

a) Tenure: Tenure of engagement is two years and there after extendable by one year, subject  to satisfactory performance.

b) Probation: GDS as Territory Officer shall be placed on probation for a period of three months during which the performance will be monitored with a view to determine their suitability as a Territory Officer. If not found suitable, the GDS may be repatriated.
c) Leaves: GDS as Territory Officer at IPPB shall be guided by the existing Leave Rules provided in the GDS Conduct & Engagement Rules, 2011. However, due payment of leave period shall be made by IPPB.

d) GDS on contractual hiring by IPPB will be treated on duty for his/her entire period of ad hoc engagement in IPPB. The ad hoc engagement with IPPB will be counted as service rendered in GDS post for the purpose of seniority, annual increase and determining discharge benefits in the GDS post. The GDS selected for engagement with IPPB may handover the BO accommodation to the provisional appointee till his/her period of engagement with IPPB.

e) Performance Appraisal: 
  • The appraisal of the engaged GDS will be carried out at the end of each Financial Year  and will be done by the Reviewing / Reporting/ Accepting Authorities as decided by the Managing Director/ CEO of India Post Payments Bank Ltd. provided the engaged GDS have completed a minimum of 3 months’ tenure in a financial year at India Post Payments Bank Ltd.
  • The format of appraisal will be designed and maintained by IPPB. 
  • Whenever demanded by DoP, IPPB shall provide performance reports in respect of the GDSs who are engaged in IPPB on ad hoc basis.
  • DoP may utilize appraisal reports shared by IPPB for its own records.
f) Code of Conduct: A GDS engaged shall continue to be governed by the GDS (Conduct and Engagement Rules) 2011. In case a GDS engages in misconduct during his/her tenure at IPPB, IPPB will raise the issue with concerned authority at DoP and suitable action, including repatriation, may be undertaken as per applicable rules.

g) During repatriation, IPPB shall transfer all records and evidence of the misconduct of the GDS (if any) to the parent organization. 

h) GDS should clearly know that this temporary arrangement does not confirm on him any right for regular absorption in the IPPB which will be done under the existing recruitment rules only.

i) In all matters relating the conditions of service in the bank not covered in the above-mentioned clauses, the GDS hired on contract at IPPB shall be covered by the rules, regulations and orders of IPPB.

j) The above-mentioned terms and conditions will be applicable till GDS remains engaged with the bank. On reversion from engagement, he / she will be governed by relevant rules as laid down by DoP.

k) IPPB shall reimburse the proportionate discharge benefits including DoP subscription to NPS etc. to DoP for the period for which the GDS serves at IPPB. This reimbursement shall be made every year at the end of 31 March.

Internal error while onboarding users in ECA enrollment

While doing Aadhaar onboarding user, it showing as Internal error please try again. This error due to  connectivity issue in internet such as slow or no connectivity.
Before entering into enrollment process, please ensure the internet connectivity of sify. Please connect internet through DATA card or some other mode like mobile tethering in order to upload the data to UIDAI after authentication. 
Internal error occurred even we are using DATA Card or Mobile data:
  • Please turn off auto updates in Windows to avoid internal error.

The following problem faced while enrolling Operator or supervisor in Aadhaar Software

Partially enrolled:

  • In Some cases, the Aadhaar enrollment completed partially due to slow connectivity of internet. In this case we could not enroll further until deletion of partially completed enrollment. Hence, delete the enrollment for the particular user to proceed further.
  • In rare cases, while login into Aadhaar client software by using the credential of successful enrolled user it may showing the error message as "Login could not possible due to tampering of data". Delete Enrollment done already and do enrollment for the same user freshly to enable login for the particular user.
-Admin, PoTools

India Is The Nation Of The Most Unemployed In The World: Labour Bureau Statistics

Self-employment opportunities are declining in the country and jobs are continuously decreasing.

According to the Labour Bureau statistics, India has, today, become the nation of the most unemployed in the world; in the inclusive growth index we are at number sixty and in this case, we are far behind our neighbours.

On the economic development front, inequality and increasing unemployment is the biggest challenge for the fast emerging India. Self-employment opportunities are declining in the country and jobs are continuously decreasing.

But at the same time, another picture is that India is one of the fastest growing peak economies in the world. At some point in time, we have managed to climb up 30 places in the 'Business Accessibility Index'. So the question arises that what is the path of development that we are going to follow to ensure employment generation and equality for everyone?

Indeed, the pace of increasing inequality in India has reached historically high levels. The gap between the rich and the poor has increased alarmingly. This situation is the result of our unemployment growth and non-public spending on GDP growth path.

In the last few decades, most of the countries in the world have developed their economies, but due to privatisation, public capital, and resources have been reduced to the hands of selected few.

In India, economic reforms were implemented in the nineties. Since then, there has been an unprecedented creation of wealth in the country. According to the Credit Suisse Global, multinational financial services company, since 2000, there has been an increase in the value of 9.9 percent annually in India, while its global average has been only 6 percent.

But its benefits have not been found in the large population of the country. Despite India's share in global assets (sixth), the average assets of Indians are much lower than the global average.

In the meanwhile, the inequality has expanded in the distribution of public resources in the country and nearly one-third of the population is still forced to live below the poverty line. The condition is that India has slipped to the hundredth place in the Global Hunger Index of 2017, and in this case, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and many African countries have a better performance than India, while we were at 97th in 2016.

According to Oxfam, only one percent of the people on the global level have only 50 percent wealth. But this figure stands at 58 percent in India and 57 billionaires have assets equal to 70 percent of the country's population.

According to another report from Oxfam, 'The Widening Gaps: India Inequality Report 2018', economic inequality in India is increasing rapidly. In the country's GDP, 15 percent of the wealth has been made, while the share was 10 percent five years ago.

India is the second largest country in the world in terms of population. About 65 percent of the population in the country has an average age of less than 35 years. Such a large young population could be our strength, but due to lack of adequate employment in the country, a large number of youth is unemployed.

According to data from the Economic Cooperation and Development Organisation, the number of young unemployed in the country is very high. This is causing the feeling of dissatisfaction in the society.

Similarly, in spite of all efforts, the participation of women in the total labor force of the country is only 27 percent (In the labor force, household work and care, such as unpaid work is not included). The latest estimates from the World Bank show that in the period from 2004-05 to 2011-12, 19.6 percent of the women moved out of labor force, which is a major drop.

The importance of women's involvement in the labour force can be understood in such a way that the International Monetary Fund estimates that if the presence of women in India's labor force becomes as much as that of men, then it will help in increasing our GDP by 27 percent.
In the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a special emphasis in Goal 8 has been given to 'continuous inclusive and sustained economic development for all, to promote full and productive employment and better work' by 2030. Also mentioned in the same goal - 'By 2020, substantially reduce the proportion of youth not in employment, education or training'.

India is also working towards fulfilling this goal and generating employment for all. Various schemes like Skill India, Make in India, Prime Minister's Employment Generation Programme (PMGEP), Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana, and Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana play an important role in this.

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship was formed in 2014 by the government. After which the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana was launched in 2015. Its aim was to develop the skill of the youth to make them self-employed. But there were many obstacles to the success of this scheme.

Before the scheme started, there was no pre-assessment done of the requirement of the industries and the kind of skills that were being provided to the youth, resulting in a total mismatch when the scheme was launched. The level of training being provided was also below standard and not of the highest quality.

Workers of India are passing through a kind of transition period. The agricultural sector's contribution to the GDP is around 13 percent, but still half of India's population depends on agriculture. On one hand, the agricultural sector is not able to bear this pressure; on the other hand, people here are not required to have the skills required for other jobs. Perhaps, that's why the cost of MNREGA increases.

MNREGA is the only law in our country that guarantees 100 days of employment to all in rural areas. Although there have been many questions arising out of this, due to being only rural centric, guaranteed for only 100 days, corruption and other problems related to implementation, the importance of MNREGA cannot be denied.

In the concept of inclusive development, the development of people of all sections of society, castes, and communities have been included. In this scale, aspects like living, health, education, and environmental status are judged. In the coming days, if we continue to follow this model of development while ignoring the inclusive growth, the inequities will get deeper.

Therefore, it is necessary to increase the public expenditure on basic services such as education and health, and pay special attention to employment generation.

The views expressed in the above article are that of Javed Anis of Charkha Features. 


Schemes for welfare of Women and Children

Press Information Buureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development

Schemes for welfare of Women and Children
05 APR 2018

Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) implements several schemes supporting for the welfare of the women and children including SC/ST and minority of different age groups.

SwadharGreh Scheme
MWCD implements SwadharGreh Scheme which targets the women victims of unfortunate circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity. The Scheme envisages providing shelter, food, clothing and health as well as economic and social security for the women victims of difficult circumstances which includes widows, destitute women and aged women. The total women benefitted under SwadharGreh scheme during 2016-17 is 16,530 and during 2017-18 is 17,291.
Ujjawala Scheme
Ujjawala Scheme is being implemented for Prevention of trafficking and for Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-integration and Repatriation of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. The number of beneficiaries under the scheme in the year 2017-18 and 2016-17 each is 6,175.

‘Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) Scheme’
The Ministry is administering ‘Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) Scheme’ to provide skills that give employability to women and to provide competencies and skill that enable women to become self-employed/entrepreneurs. The Scheme is intended to benefit women who are in the age group of 16 years and above across the country.

National Nutrition Mission (NNM)
Government of India has approved for setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) on 30.11.2017, which aims to achieve improvement in nutritional status of Children, pregnant women and lactating mothers and reduce anemia among children and women. It strives to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight babies. It will create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue alerts for timely action, and encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise the line Ministries and the States/ UTs to achieve the targeted goals.

Scheme for Adolescent Girls
The Government on 16.11.2017 approved continuation of the Scheme for Adolescent Girls for out of school adolescent girls of age 11-14 years for a period of one year i.e. up to 30.11.2018. The scheme aims at providing supplementary nutrition containing 600 calories, 18-20 grams of protein and micronutrients per beneficiary per day for 300 days in a year, motivating out of school girls to go back to formal schooling or skill training under non-nutrition component of the scheme. The cost norms for nutrition have also been revised from existing rates of Rs.5.00 per beneficiary per day to Rs.9.5 per beneficiary per day. Government has also approved phased expansion and universalisation of the Scheme for Adolescent Girls i.e. in additional 303 districts in 2017-18 and the remaining districts in 2018-19 with the simultaneous phasing out of Kishori Shakti Yojana. The scheme has been extended to all the districts of the country w.e.f. 01.04.2018.

Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)
Further, under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), 1,82,68,917 pregnant women and lactating mothers got benefit during the year 2016-17 and 1,63,10,379 during the year 2017-18 (as on 31.12.2017). Also, the number of Children (6 Months-6 years of age) including girl child who got benefit under ICDS Scheme during the year 2017-18 (as on 31.12.2017) is 6,81,38,809.

One Stop Centre (OSC)
One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme is being implemented by the Ministry to support women affected by violence w.e.f. 1st April, 2015, which aims to facilitate access to an integrated range of services including medical aid, police assistance, legal aid/case management, psychosocial counseling and temporary support services. At present, 170 OSCs are functional in various districts in 32 States. 97,961 cases have been registered as on 07.02.2018.

Universalisation of Women Helpline
The Ministry also implements the scheme of Universalisation of Women Helpline through States/UTs Government since 1st April, 2015 to provide 24-hour emergency and non-emergency response to women affected by violence. Women Helplines are functional in 28 States. As on date, a total of 12,14,763 complaints have been addressed from the Women Helplines.
This information was given by Union Minister for Women and Child Development, SmtManeka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source : PIB

Strength of Employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Strength of Employees
04 APR 2018
As per information received from 77 Ministries/Departments including their attached/subordinate offices, the representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in the posts and services under the Central Government as on 01.01.2016 is 17.49%, 8.47% and 21.57% respectively.

Representation of OBCs in the Central Government services is less as compared to the percentage of reservation for them because reservation of OBC started in September, 1993.
As per available information, representation of OBCs as on 01.01.2012 was 16.55% which has now increased to 21.57% as on 01.01.2016. Therefore, there is an increasing trend in the representation of OBCs in the posts and services of Central Government.

Department of Personnel & Training has issued instructions to all Ministries/Departments to constitute an in-house Committee to identify backlog reserved vacancies, study of the root cause of backlog reserved vacancies, initiation of measures to remove such factors and to fill up such vacancies through Special Recruitment Drive.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source : PIB