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Friday, August 26, 2016

New look of India Post website

 

Result of LGO Examination 2015-16

Revision of foreign postage rates of letter post items with effect from 1.09.2016

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Com. Rama Chandra Kandi bereaved



Ratnakar Kandi father of Com. Rama Chandra Kandi , Asst. Secretary, AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division  expired at about 7.30 PM on 25.08.2016 at his native place Astaranga in the age of 91.
Expressing our sincere condolence,  we pray Lord Jagannath to shower His unending blessings over the bereaved family members to bear with this irreparable loss.
Let the departed soul rest in eternal peace.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Comments for amendment to PFRDA (Exit & Withdrawals) Regulations, 2015

Logo Support and Permission for Health Camps for Diabetes Awareness, Prevention and Wellness Program-reg.

Govt staff showered with 2-wheeler discounts

Aim to expand sales after 7th Pay Commission hike

 Two-wheeler majors, including and Honda, have started offering exclusive and offers to government employees and pensioners to expand sales. The move comes after enhanced pay packages under the Seventh Pay Commission came into effect from January this year. Since then, arrears of the preceding months, too, have been disbursed. There are 4.8 million central government employees and 5.5 million pensioners, who will benefit from the increase. 

  The country’s largest two-wheeler maker Hero MotoCorp is offering cash discounts of Rs 1,500 on every product (motorcycles and scooters), irrespective of ticket size. For government employees residing in Delhi, insurance worth Rs 1,600 is also being offered gratis. “The scheme is available to government employees and their family,” said a Delhi-based dealer.
 
The second biggest player, Motorcycle and Scooter India (HMSI), is offering steep benefits of up to Rs 10,000 for government employees on three motorcycle brands - Dream Neo, Dream Yuga and CB Shine. These include cash benefit of around Rs 2,000 and discounts on bike financing. The offers though are valid till September. 
  
“Government employees and their families comprise a large chunk of two-wheeler customers. The disbursements before festivals accelerate purchasing power. We have seen a healthy growth in individual buys by government employees, compared to the same month last year. As benefits continue in the festive season, so do buying,” said Yadvinder Singh Guleria, senior vice-president (sales & marketing), HMSI.
 
The domestic two-wheeler had grown by a paltry three per cent in FY16, as the rural economy faced challenges due to a below-normal monsoon. The two key triggers - a normal rainfall and increased salaries of government employees - are expected to drive volumes this year. In the April-July period of the current year, domestic two-wheeler sales have grown by 14 per cent.
 
“The increased payout is godsend for automobile companies. We expect increase in sales of two-wheelers, owing to improved purchasing power and changes in socioeconomic lifestyle. has announced various schemes targeted at these customers, which include huge savings on finance schemes, extended warranty, etc. We are offering these schemes both for existing central government employees as well as pensioners,” said a spokesperson at TVS Motor Company.
 
Top carmakers had also announced sops for government employees. is giving benefits of Rs 7,000 on the Grand i10 and Xcent and Rs 5,000 each on the i10 and the Eon, in addition to the existing promotional offers for central government employees.
 
announced a scheme for central and state government employees, offering them benefits such as additional cash discounts or the option to buy extended warranty policy, annual maintenance packages as well as accessories on the purchase of a Tata car, except for the recently launched Tiago.

SPINNING THE WHEELS OF FORTUNE

HERO MOTOCORP
 
Offering cash discounts of ~1,500 on every product (motorcycles and scooters), irrespective of ticket size
For government employees residing in Delhi, insurance worth ~1,600 is also being offered gratis

HONDA MOTORCYCLE AND SCOOTER INDIA
 
Offering steep benefits of up to ~10,000 for government employees on three motorcycle brands - Dream Neo, Dream Yuga and CB Shine. These include cash benefit of around ~2,000 and discounts on bike financing

TVS MOTOR COMPANY 
 
Has announced various schemes, which include huge savings on finance schemes, extended warranty, etc

ALSO IN THE DISCOUNT RACE…

HYUNDAI 
 
Giving benefits of ~7,000 on the Grand i10 and Xcent and ~5,000 each on the i10 and the Eon, in addition to existing promotional offers for central government employees

TATA MOTORS
 
Announced a scheme for central and state government employees, offering them benefits such as additional cash discounts or the option to buy extended warranty policy, annual maintenance packages as well as accessories on the purchase of a Tata car, except for the recently launched Tiago.
Source :  http://www.business-standard.com

7th Pay Commission: Jharkhand appoints panel to examine salary hike for employees

Jharkhand could well become the first state government to hike salary of its employees in line with the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC).

A decision to appoint a fitment panel to examine the recommendations of the 7th CPC for the state government employees was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Jharkhand CM Raghubar Das on Tuesday, according to a PTI report.


The state government has about 1.62 lakh employees on its rolls and had already expressed its ability to take on the additional burden on the implementation of the CPC's recommendations. The additional outgo is estimated at Rs. 2,820 crore, including those for pensioners.  

"We will need to pay Rs 1,866 crore more in salary and Rs 953 crore more in pension if Seventh Pay Commission recommendations are adopted," Amit Khare, state additional chief secretary had told The Telegraph on June 29, 2016.

"We are a budget surplus state. The state government can implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission," he added.

The Jharkhand government paid Rs. 8,199 crore in salaries and Rs. 3,969 crore as pension during 2015-16.

State government employees have already demanded pay parity in line with their Central government counterparts and now, public sector employees have made a similar demand for which they have decided to go on strike on September 2. 

Last month, the Tripura government had said that it would consider pay hike for employees once the Centre makes a final decision on implementing the pay panel proposals. There are about 2.09 government employees and pensioners in the state.

Earlier, Karnataka government employees had gone on a one-day strike on June 2 demanding salary hike on the lines of those for Central government staff. 

"The difference (in pay) is very huge and there is no priority so it varies from 40% to 100%.We have issued a notice to the government and subsequently today all 6,40,00 employees are going for strike and absenting from their duties today," Narayan, Organising Secretary of the Karnataka State Employees Association, told a news channel on June 3.

"There are 24 states which are paying salaries on par with the Central government employees. This includes states which are not as developed as ours. If the government does not heed to our demands even now, then we will go on strike for a longer duration," the Association president Mahadevaiah Matapathi had said. 
Source :  http://www.ibtimes.co.in/

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Happy Janmashtami

AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division extends its warm greetings and good wishes to all our viewers and well-wishers on the auspicious occasion of Janmashtami.

Postal cover, coin, statue to mark Mother Teresa's sainthood

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 
To mark Mother Teresa's sainthood ceremony in on September 4, a postal cover, coin and statue will be dedicated to the late Roman Catholic nun. 


Made of pure silk, Post will release a special postal and numismatic cover of Mother Teresa, the first of its kind, on September 2.


"A five-rupee commemorative coin issued by the Indian government in 2010 to mark the centenary birth celebrations of the legend will be engraved on the cover. This is a special feature as it combines the two collectible items of coins and stamps," eminent philatelist Alok K Goyal, who designed the stamps, said. 

The collectors' item will be released in a limited edition of 1,000 pieces. 

Besides this, the Republic of Macedonia, where Teresa was born in 1910, has also announced to release a special gold-plated silver coin on the Nobel laureate. 

The coin will have a face value of 100 Macedonian Denars and will be released next month. 

Up to 5,000 pieces of the coin will be minted for the global market out of which 50 will be made available for the Indian market, said Goyal, an international dealer in unusual stamps and coins. 

At the centre of the coin is a statue of Mother Teresa dressed in her trademark plain white sari with three blue stripes along its border. 

The coin also has the image of a clematis flower known as "Matka Teresa" (Mother Teresa) bred by Stefan Franczak, Polish Jesuit monk. 

It also carries the Latin inscription "Sancta Teresia de Calcutta" (Saint Teresa of Calcutta).
"We are hoping that this coin will be a hit not only 

in the Indian market but all over the world as she has her fans in every corner," Goyal, who represents the International Coin House in India, said. 

In Kolkata, where Mother Teresa had worked all her life and established the Missionaries of Charity, a life-size bronze statue of her will be installed at the Bishop House next to the statue of Pope John Paul II this Thursday, on the eve of her birth anniversary. 

Built by Church Art, a Kolkata-based firm engaged in making various works of art, the 5.5 feet long statue is made of bronze imported from Italy. 

The statue has been donated by Namit Bajoria, Designate Honorary Consul of the Republic of Macedonia in Kolkata. 

Teresa was born in Skopje, the capital city of Republic of Macedonia, before she left her parental home as an 18-year-old to join the Sisters of Loreto, an Irish Community of nuns with missions in India. 

For over 40 years, she served the poorest of the poor and disabled on the streets of Kolkata. For her services, she received 124 awards and distinctions, including the Nobel Peace Prize and the Bharat Ratna.

At a gala ceremony on September 4, she will be declared a saint by the Church which has recognised two miracles she was said to have carried out after her death in 1997. 

The government of Macedonia has also announced that they will mark the declaration of Mother Teresa as a saint with several events.
Source : http://www.business-standard.com

7th PAY COMMISSION – SECOND MEETING ON ALLOWANCES ON 01.09.2016

 

Notice for National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers


No. CONF/SECTT/2016-19                                                                      Dated - 23.08.2016

NOTICE

            It is hereby notified that the National Secretariat meeting of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held on 30th September, 2016 (Friday) at 10.30 AM at NFPE office, New Delhi (North Avenue Post Office building). All CHQ office bearers of Confederation and Women Sub Committee office bearers (not women sub-committee members) are requested to attend the meeting in time. The following shall be the agenda of the meeting.
AGENDA

1.    Review of the 25th National Conference of Confederation held at Chennai from 16th to 18th August 2016.
2.    Review of the National Women’s Convention held at Chennai on 17th August 2016.
3.    Review of the 2nd September 2016 General Strike – Campaign conducted and percentage of participation of membership in the strike in each organization/State.
4.    Review of the progress made in settlement of NJCA Charter of Demands including increase in minimum wage and fitment formula as per assurance of Group of Ministers.
5.    Finalization of dates and charter of demands of Confederation for implementing the agitational programmes decided in the 25th National Conference.
6.    Issues relating to the affiliated organisations.
7.    Financial Review.
8.    Any other items with permission of the chair.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

To
            1. All National Secretariat Members (Office Bearers)
            2. Office Bearers of the Women’s Sub Committee

US Postal Service will issue special stamp to celebrate Diwali

New Delhi, August 24, 2016

In a dedication ceremony on October 5, the US Postal Service will issue a Diwali special postal stamp.

The first day of issue ceremony will take place at the Consulate General of India, New York and will celebrate the festival of Diwali with a 'forever' stamp.

Created in 2007 by US Postal Services, Forever stamps are non-denominational and can be used to mail First Class letters no matter what the postal rate is. 

The stamp features a lit diya (oil lamp) with a sparkling gold background. The photograph was taken by Sally Andersen-Bruce of New Milford, Connecticut and the stamp was designed by Greg Breeding of Charlottesville, Virginia.



This Forever stamp will be equal in value to the First Class Mail 1-ounce price.

Nearly 40,000 suggestions for stamp ideas come from the public every year which are then reviewed by the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee.

Out of that only 25 topic suggestions are selected by for the Postmaster General's approval.

The festival that celebrates the triumph of good over evil will be celebrated on October 29 in South Indian and October 30 in North India, this year.

It falls on the eve of, or on, the new moon that occurs between mid-October and November.

Diwali also marks for the new year for Gujaratis and a few other states.
Source : http://indiatoday.intoday.in

Corrupt employees suspension can’t continue beyond 90 days

New Delhi: The suspension of government employees accused of corruption cannot continue beyond 90 days, the Centre said today.

It has asked secretaries of all departments to ensure that charge sheets against such employees are issued within three months time.

It should also be ensured that disciplinary proceedings are initiated as far as practicable in cases where an investigating agency is seized of the matter or criminal proceedings have been launched against such employees, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in an order.

Citing a Supreme Court verdict, the DoPT said it has been decided that where a government servant is placed under suspension, “the order of suspension should not extend beyond three months, if within this period the chargesheet is not served to the charged officer”.

As such, it should be ensured that the charge sheet is issued before expiry of 90 days from the date of suspension, it said.

“As the suspension will lapse in case this time line is not adhered to, a close watch needs to be kept at all levels to ensure that charge sheets are issued in time,” the DoPT said in the order to all the secretaries.

The apex court while hearing a case has held that the currency of a suspension order should not extend beyond three months if within this period the Memorandum of Charges or chargesheet is not served on the delinquent officer or employee.

If the Memorandum of Charges or chargesheet is served a reasoned order must be passed for the extension of the suspension, it has said.

PTI