Friday, 13 November 2015

Let veterans prove OROP stir is not politically motivated, says Parrikar



Let veterans prove OROP stir is not politically motivated, says Parrikar

Arakkonam (TN): Terming the attempts by war veterans to burn medals as an insult to the nation and armed forces, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said it was for protesting ex-service personnel to prove there was no political motive behind the OROP stir.

“If I say something, it will become an allegation. Let them prove that it is not political,” he told reporters in Arakkonam when asked if he saw a political link to continuing agitation despite the government’s response and notification on one rank, one pension (OROP) scheme.

“Medals are a recognition of the nation for the sacrifice done by the armed forces,” he said in reply to another query. “Burning and returning them is an insult to the nation and the defence forces,” Parrikar said.
The minister’s comments come in the wake of a section of the ex-service personnel expressing dissatisfaction on the ground that the OROP notification has not fully met their demands.

The government had on Saturday formally notified the OROP scheme for over 24 lakh ex-servicemen and six lakh war widows in the country.

“Medals are a recognition of bravery, for the service to the nation. It has nothing to do with service conditions whereas OROP is about service conditions. It does not say you are entitled for medals, it talks about service conditions like your pay and entitlement,” Parrikar said.

On the issue of grievances of protesting ex-servicemen, he said, “Let them put the demands before the judicial committee, they will address it.”

He said implementing OROP was BJP’s electoral promise and it had been fulfilled.
PTI

Anubhav : Retiring officers to write note on their achievements

Anubhav : Retiring officers to write note on their achievements

Retiring officers to write note on their achievements

In another new initiative “Anubhav”, inspired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions has advised officers retiring within a period of six months to leave behind a note or write-up on their achievements as well as outstanding work done by them which could have, according to them, contributed to efficient functioning of the government or any innovation introduced by them which could have led to improvement in work culture.

Disclosing this here today, Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh said that “Anubhav” will serve as a platform for retiring employees to showcase achievements made by them during their service tenure. While the retiring employees can look back with satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment, the written account left by them could serve as a vital database for future improvement, he added.

Ministry of Personnel has, through a circular dated November 5, 2015, sought to reiterate and remind all the Ministries and Departments to follow up this initiative seriously. The Link to “Anubhav” Portal is available on the homepage of Department’s website at http://persmin.nic.in → DoP&T → Anubhav, he informed and added that initially this facility is available only to retiring Central Government employees including Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and Central Secretariat Stenographers Services (CSSS) officials.

Earlier, on the advice of Prime Minister, Dr. Jitendra Singh recalled that DoPT had also introduced a new practice of senior IAS officers who had put in nearly 25 to 30 years of service to revisit the place of their first posting as District Collectors or SDMs and furnish feedback about the change over the years as visualized by them. The DoPT and the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DAR&PG) are infact the Research & Development (R&D) organs of the government and not merely responsible for carrying out only transfers, promotions and empanelments. To this extent, he expressed satisfaction that during the last 17 months of the present government, a number of new reforms have been introduced with regard to recruitment in Services, Pension Department, IAS/Civil Services training and other areas.

AR&PG, Shri Devendra Choudhary for their proactive approach which motivated the entire team of officers to carry forward the new initiatives.

PIB

31st Plenary Session of INTUC General Council Meeting and Election at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi – 4th to 6th December, 2015

31st Plenary Session of INTUC General Council Meeting and Election at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi – 4th to 6th December, 2015.
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)
No. IV/NrFIR/INTUC/Corres/Pt. II
Dated: 12/11/2015
All the General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,
Sub: 31st Plenary Session of INTUC General Council Meeting and Election at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi – 4th to 6th December,2015.

A copy of circular of INTUC, National Head Quarters, New Delhi dated 30/10/2015 is
enclosed.
The programme is given below briefly:

4th December, 2015

1. INTUC Working Committee Meeting at 10:00 hrs at Talkatora Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.
2. Immediately after Working Committee Meeting the General Council (Subject Committee) will meet and thereafter Industrial Federations meeting will take place at same venue.

5th and 6th December, 2015

1. Shri Rahul Gandhi, MP & Vice President/AICC will inaugurate the Plenary Session at 10:00 hrs, on 5th December,2015.
2. The Plenary Session and other programme will continue till 6th December, 2015.

The members/delegates should deposit Rs.500/- each towards documentation charges including delegate/registration fee and collect their documents from the registration counter at INTUC office on 3rd & 4th December, 2015 morning i.e. before the Working Committee starts.

The affiliates are requested to ensure that all the members/delegates reach INTUC Office on 3rd December, 2015 to deposit Rs.500/- each towards documentation charges and collect documents for participating in the Plenary Session.

Yours fraternally,
(Dr M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Encl: INTUC Circular

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West Bengal public holiday during the year 2016

West Bengal public holiday during the year 2016

Government of west Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Notification
No. 7690-F(p2)
Dated: 3rd November, 2015

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to section 25 of the Negotiable instrument Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No.20/25/56=pub(I) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following days to be public holidays during the year 2016.

Birth Day of Swami Vivekananda 12th January Tuesday
** Birth day of Netaji 23rd January Saturday
Republic Day 26th January Tuesday
** Saraswati Puja (Sree Panchami) 13th February Saturday
Dolijatra 23rd March Wednesday
Good Friday 25th March Friday
Birth day of B.R.Ambedkar & Bengali New Year’s Day 14th April Thursday
ID-UL-Fitre 6th July Wednesday
Independence Day 15th August Monday
ID-Ud-Joha 12th September Monday
Mahalaya 30th September Friday
Drugapuja ** Saptami
     Nabami
     Vijaya Dasami
  8th October
10th October
11th October
  Saturday
Monday
Tuesday
Muharram 12th October Wednesday
** Lakshmi Puja 15th October Saturday
** Kalipuja 29th October Saturday
Birth day of Guru Nanak 14th November Monday
NOTE:
1.Sundays are holidays under the Negotiable Instrument Act.
2.In the year 2016, the following festivals/occasions fall on Sundays which are public holidays under N.I Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:

I May Day 1st May Sunday
II Birth Day of Rabindra Nath Tagore 8th May Sunday
III Bith Day of Gandhiji 2nd October Sunday
IV Astami of Durgapuja 9th October Sunday
V Christmas Day 25th December Sunday

3.The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturday are not observed as full holiday.

4.General Instructions as laid down below in this Notification 7694-F(P2) dated – 3rd November 2015 are to be followed in case of Muslim Festivals.

No. 7691 – F (P2)

Dated: 3rd November, 2015

In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instrument Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Notification No.20/25/56-Pub(I) dated the 8th June, 1957 the Governor is pleased to declare the following day to be public holiday during the year 2016.
  1. Yearly closing of Bank – 1st April, Friday
Note: All the State Government Offices including treasuries, Sub-Treasuries shall remain open on the 1st April 2016 which has been declared as public holiday under N.I.Act, under this Notification.
No. 7692-F(P2)

Dated: 3rd November, 2015

The Governor is pleased to notify that on the following days during the year 2016, which are not declared to be public holidays, the offices under the Government of West Bengal with the exception of the offices of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata and Collector of the Stamp Revenue, Kolkata shall be closed.

New Year’s day (2016 A.D) 1st January Friday
Day after Doljatra (Holi) 24th March Thursday
Birth day of Poet Bhanu Bhakt 13th July Wednesday (for Darjeeling Dist only)
Janmastami 25th August Thursday
Mahasasthi of Durgapuja 7th October Friday
Additional day in connection with Durga puja 13th October Thursday
Additional day in connection with kali puja 31st October Monday
Bhatridwitiya 1st November Tuesday
Fateha – Dwaz – Daham 13th December Tuesday

NOTE:
1.In the year 2016, the following festivals/occasions fall on Sundays which are public Holidays under N.I.Act and hence have not been included in the list of holidays:
  1. i) Additional day in connection with Laxmipuja – 16th October, Sunday
    ii) Additional day in connection with Kali Puja – 30th October, Sunday
  2. Ekadashi of Durgapuja falls on 12th October which is a public holiday under N.I. Act for Muharram and hence has not been included here.
No. 7693 –F(P2)
Dated: 3rd November, 2015

The Governor is pleased to declare that the following days may be observed as sectional holidays in the year 2016 for the employees of different communities mentioned against each:

** Easter Saturday 26th March Saturday ( for Christians Only)
Baisakhi 13th April Wednesday ( for Sikhs Only)
Mahabirijayanti 19th April Tuesday ( for Jains Only)
** Buddha Purnima 21st May Saturday (for Buddhist Only)
Sab-e-Barat 23rd May Monday (for Muslims Only)
Karam Puja To be notified later on

NOTE:
1.In the year 2016, the following festival/occasion falls on Sunday which are public holidays under N.I.Act and hence has not been included in the list of holiday
  1. i) Chat Puja – 6th November, Sunday
  2. The holiday with double asterisk marks i.e. (**) is applicable to those Government Offices only where Saturday are not observed as full holiday.
GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS TO BE FOLLOWED IN ALL TYPES OF HOLIDAY INCLUDING HOLIDAYS FOR THE MUSLIM FESTIVALS

1.No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival – holidays initially notified subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

2.If there is any change in the date of ID-Ul-Fitre, ID-Ud-Zoha, Muharram, Fateha-Dwaz-Daham, sab-e-Barat depending upon the sighting of the moon, holiday will be declared by a separate order for the date on which the festival would be actually observed in lieu of the date originally notified as holiday for this festival.

3.It may happen that the change of date of above occasions has to be notified at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement would be made through T.V./A.I.R/News papers and heads of Department/Offices of the State Government may take action according to such announcements without waiting for formal order about the change of date.

By order of the Governor,
Sd/-
O.S.D. & E.O. Joint Secretary to the
Government Of West Bengal
Signed Copy Click here

Indian Railways: New Rail Refund Rules came into effect from 12.11.2015

Indian Railways: New Rail Refund Rules came into effect from 12.11.2015

Indian Railways today modified the refund system for train passengers. With accordance with the new refund rules, passengers will have to pay double for cancelling tickets.

As per the rule, the first AC or executive class has been increased from Rs 120 to Rs 240, for second AC or First Class the cancellation charge has been increased from Rs 100 to Rs 200 and for the Third AC/ ACC/3A economy goes up to Rs 180 from Rs 90.

Read the complete order issued by the Railway Board today

Amendments in the certain provisions of Refund Rules – Comprehensive Refund Rules.

Amendments in the certain provisions of Refund Rules have been made and Comprehensive Refund Rule shall be notified through Gazette Notification.

This will come into effect from 12.11.2015

The changes in the refund rule wherever required should be carried out in manual ticketing system and in PRS, UTS, SPTMs etc.

Special arrangements should be made to ensure that necessary instructions and the revised refund rules reach the staff well in time. Steps should also be taken to ensure that the staff fully understand these changes in the refund rule and implement them properly.

Wide publicity should be given through media at regular intervals and the same may also be displayed prominently at all stations at booking/reservation counters. Action should also be taken to make changes in Passenger Information Systems at all places including Enquiry office etc.

In case of any disparity in English and Hindi version, the English version shall prevail.

Source: http://irctcnews.net/

RBI staff plans mass leave on November 19

RBI staff plans mass leave on November 19 

KOLKATA: Reserve Bank’s employees have proposed one-day mass leave on November 19 to protest what they termed as the government’s intention to curb the apex bank’s activity and intervening into monetary policies.

The United Forum of Reserve Bank Officers and Employees, the umbrella organisation of four recognised unions of officers and workmen staff in RBI, has decided a day’s ‘Mass Leave’ on November 19 by around 17,000 workforce, AIRBEA General Secretary Samir Ghosh told PTI.

“With the proposed mechanism of Monetary Policy Committee (MPC), the government plans to intervene and themselves decide the monetary policy which has been the exclusive jurisdiction of RBI so far,” he said.
In the wake of the protest, settlement activity of the banking system of the country is likely to be disrupted on November 19.

“The cease-work programme is intended, inter alia, to strongly oppose Government of India’s current moves to cripple RBI in the name of the draft financial code and legislative reforms,” the United Forum release said.
“The Finance Ministry is reportedly giving final shape to shift Government’s debt management functions from RBI to the proposed Public Debt Management Agency (PDMA), which will also henceforth function as depository of government securities (G-Sec), thus taking away from RBI some vital operations having relevance to money market as well,” it added.

The union body will also press for their demand for improvement in pension.

Read more at http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/

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