Saturday, 4 June 2016

FLASH NEWS FROM CONFEDERATION – INDEFINITE STRIKE WILL COMMENCE FROM 11.7.2016

FLASH NEWS FROM CONFEDERATION – INDEFINITE STRIKE WILL COMMENCE FROM 11.7.2016

NJCA MEETING HELD TODAY EVENING
DECIDED TO SERVE STRIKE NOTICE ON 09th JUNE 2016.
INDEFINITE STRIKE WILL COMMENCE FROM 11th JULY 2016.

DETAILS WILL FOLLOW:
(M. KRISHNAN)
SECRETARY GENERAL
CONFEDERATION
Source: Confederation

Interest Rate for General Provident Fund – Finmin Orders

Interest Rate for General Provident Fund – Finmin Orders

Resolution – accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the GPF and other similar funds – 2016

(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)

F.No.5(1)-B(PD)/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
New Delhi, Dated the 2nd June, 2016
RESOLUTION
It is announced for general information that during the year 2016-2017, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8.1% (Eight point one per cent) w.e.f. 1st April, 2016 to 30th June, 2016. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st April, 2016. The funds concerned are:-

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services)
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India)
3. The All India Services Provident Fund
4. The State Railway Provident Fund
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services)
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.
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(H.K. Srivastav)
Director (Budget)
Click to view the order
Authority: www.finmin.nic.in

Pakistan-based group uses 7th Pay Commission to target Indian govt officials: FireEye

Pakistan-based group uses 7th Pay Commission to target Indian govt officials: FireEye
pay-matrix-7th-CPC-fake

 The emails were allegedly sent to government officials from timesofindiaa.in, a fake news domain registered by the attackers.

Days after Kaspersky claimed Indian government sites were compromised by a cyberespionage group, cybersecurity firm FireEye, Inc has claimed that a fake news website was used to sent spear phishing emails to Indian government officials as part of cyber attacks by a suspected Pakistan-based group.

“On May 18, 2016 the group registered a fake news website and sent spear phishing emails to Indian government officials. The emails referenced the Indian Government’s 7th Central Pay Commission, a topic of interest among officials,”a blog posted by the company claimed.

“There’s no silver bullet to fend off advanced cyber attacks. It’s critical for Indian organisations to bring together the technology, expertise and threat intelligence necessary to quickly detect and respond to these attacks,” said Bryce Boland, Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific at FireEye.

The company claimed the emails were sent to government officials from timesofindiaa.in, a fake news domain registered by the attackers. The emails has a malicious Microsoft Word document attached, requesting the recipient to open it.

fake-email


FireEye said the attachment was designed to create a backdoor called the Breach Remote Administration Tool (BreachRAT)” and said it has not observed this malicious tool being used by these threat actors before. “It allows the attacks to download and run new programs, upload files from the victims’ systems to the attackers’ servers, and a variety of other functions.

The suspected Pakistan-based threat group has been active for several years, conducting suspected intelligence collection operations against South Asian political and military targets, claimed FireEye. “The group is the same that FireEye revealed in March 2016 to have conducted cyber attacks against Indian targets and Pakistani dissidents since 2013. They were observed using malicious documents hosted on websites about the Indian Army, instead of sending these documents directly as an email attachment,”the post claimed, adding that infrastructure used by the group is the same in both attacks.

Source : indianexpress.com

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7th CPC Constant Attendant Allowance under CCS

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