Saturday, October 12, 2013

President & Prime Minister greets the people on Durga Puja and Dussehra

President & Prime Minister greets the people on Durga Puja and Dussehra

President’s Durga Puja greetings

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in his message on the occasion of Durga Puja has said: -

“On the auspicious occasion of Durga Puja, I extend warm greetings to all my countrymen.

Durga Puja, also known as Sharadutsav, symbolizes the victory of virtue over evil. Let us, on this day, rise above the evils of sectarianism, intolerance and man-made divides. Let us dedicate ourselves to the practice and promotion of mutual understanding, peace and non-violence. Re-affirmation of faith in the unity of all religions and commitment to secularism and communal harmony would be the best tribute to Goddess Durga.

Goddess Durga signifies Shakti – the infinite power of the Universe and is a symbol of female dynamism. May this Durga Puja strengthen the moral fibre of our society and inspire us to build a society in which women are respected and empowered to become equal partners in building of the nation. May Goddess Durga always guide us on the path of right conduct and service to our brethren.”

Prime Minister greets the people on Durga Puja and Dussehra

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh has greeted the people on the occasion of Durga Puja and Dusshera.

In a message, the Prime Minister said the celebration of Dusshera and Durga Puja across the country symbolises the triumph of good over evil. It is an occasion to promote goodwill and peace and harmony and remind ourselves of our rich cultural heritage.

May this season of festivities bring peace, happiness, prosperity and a brighter future to all, the Prime Minister added.

Source: PIB

Cashless treatment may be stopped for central government employees

Cashless treatment may be stopped for central government employees

 Corporate hospitals across the country have threatened to stop cashless treatment to lakhs of central government employees from January 1.

Protesting against ‘unviable’ rates being given to them under the CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme), the Association of Healthcare Providers (India) has said that it will give three months time to the Government to revise the rates.

“After that we will stop all cashless services at our hospitals. We will however continue to provide services on paying cash (at the hospital rates). They can seek reimbursement later,’’ the association leaders said.

Addressing a press conference here on Saturday, they said that the government should come out with a scientific method to arrive at proper packages for various treatments.

Source: thehindubusinessline

Revision in Menu and Rates for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Trains with Effect from 17th October 2013

Revision in Menu and Rates for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto Trains with Effect from 17th October 2013
Revision in Menu & Tariff After 14 Years
A New Concept of Combo Meal to be Introduced for First Time

            The Ministry of Railways has decided to revise the menu and rates for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains with effect from 17th October, 2013. The Menu and tariff of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains is included in the ticket fare and have not been revised since 1999 whereas the cost of raw material, WPI, index cost of services have increased manifold. With a view to arrive at the realistic prices Committees had been nominated by the Board to recommend the revised rates.  The committees have scientifically examined all aspects of costing keeping the objectives to provide hygiene and affordable meals to the travelling passengers on the premium trains. Based on the reports of the committee, the revised menu & tariff have been approved by the Competent Authority and notified.

                        Fixed cyclic menus of 5 menus sets indicating items and brands to be served for all classes of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains are to be notified so as to provide variety.

1AC (Rajdhani/Duronto trains)/Executive Class (Shatabdi trains): - It is proposed to reduce the rate of Morning Tea and Evening Tea by nearly 35% and 30% respectively while the rate of Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner is to be increased by nearly 35% and 15% respectively.

2AC/3AC (Rajdhani/Duronto trains)/AC Chair Car (Shatabdi trains): - It is proposed to reduce the rate of Morning Tea and Evening Tea by nearly 40% and 10% respectively while the rate of Breakfast, Lunch/Dinner is to be increased by nearly 65% and 50% respectively.

The impact on Lunch/Dinner/Breakfast rates will be an increase in the average range of Rs.25/- & Rs. 27/-.

A new concept of Combo Meal is being introduced as an every alternate meal on Rajdhani/Duronto trains which has been priced at half the cost of the regular Lunch/Dinner so as to reduce wastage/excess items.

The decrease in rates is mainly due to deletion of items which were extra/ repetitive in nature (e.g. Éclairs, Tea bags, Fruit Juice etc.).

The increase of rates is due to increase of cost of raw material/ services and WPI as the rates were last revised 14 years back.

            With the above revision the quality and variety of services are proposed to be improved. Further to ensure quality of services, following measures are underway:-

A  Catering Service Monitoring Cell has been set up in Railway Board with toll free no. 1800111321 to redress the complaints from travelling passengers on real time basis.

Licensees has to set up state of art Base Kitchens on railway premises as far as possible by licensee so as to enable improved supervision and monitoring to improve the quality of food. Subsequently the Base kitchens are to be duly certified with valid ISO 22000:2005 certificate.

Stringent quality parameters like supply of branded products in hygienic condition. FPO/AGMARK approved items and compliance of instructions of Food Safety & Standard Authority of India (FSSAI) are to be made mandatory.

Provision for external audit (Third Party Audit) by reputed and independent agency appointed by zonal railways to undertake audit of quality of services periodically to ensure the quality has been made mandatory.

Source: PIB

India Post Launches ‘Instant Cash’ International Money Transfer Service Signs Agreement with Wall Street Exchange to offer the Service Across India

India Post Launches ‘Instant Cash’ International Money Transfer Service Signs Agreement with Wall Street Exchange to offer the Service Across India

India Post (Department of Posts) has signed an agreement with Wall Street Exchange (a company of the Emirates Post Group of UAE) for launch of an International Electronic Money Transfer service through ‘Instant Cash’ product of the Emirates Post Group. The service was launched here this week by Ms. P. Gopinath, Secretary, Department of Posts, by receiving the first payment from United Arab Emirates at a function organized by her Department for signing the tie-up between the Department of Posts and the Emirates Post Group.

The service will be rolled out nationally in a phased manner and will be made available at approximately 17,500 post offices across India by next month. The service will be provided through the International Financial System (IFS) of Universal Postal Union. This tie-up offers the Indian diaspora worldwide - especially in the gulf region - a safe, secure and reliable money transfer service for their families back home. This new service has its own significance going by the fact that globally, India is the largest recipient of remittances with over USD70 billion annually, half of which come from the Gulf.

‘Instant Cash’ is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Emirates Post Group, and its services are available in 59 countries through more than 60,000 locations. They provide instant money transfer service so that the money is available to the customers within minutes of completing the transaction.

The salient features of the service are as follows:
  • Recipients will be able to receive their payment at any of the identified 17,500 post offices by producing the unique transaction number along with their identity and KYC documents;
  •  Money will be available for payment immediately;
  •  Safe and secure transactions through established International Financial System of Universal Postal Union.
India Post is the largest postal network in the world and has completed 158 years of existence. During this long journey it has undergone continuous transformation according to the needs of the citizens. It boasts a network of 1.55 lakh Post Offices in the country, of which more than 1.39 lakh are in the rural area. Besides mail, it also provides various financial services like small savings instruments under Post Office Savings Bank and Money Remittance, both domestic and international.

Source: PIB

Indian Railways: Meeting regarding Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ categories on Indian Railways.

Indian Railways: Meeting regarding Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ categories on Indian Railways.
Official Side Staff Side
AIRF NFIR
Addl. Member(Staff)… …Chairman Sh.Umraomal Purohit Sh.Guman Singh
Adv.(Fin.) Sh.S.G.Mishra Sh.M. Raghavaiah
ED(IR) Sh.Rakhal Das Gupta Sh.R.P.Bhatnagar
EDPC-II Sh.N.Kanniah Sh.P.S.Suriyaparkasam
EDPC-I Sh.Ch.Sankara Rao Sh.B C Sharma
EDE(N) Sh.J.R. Bhosale Sh. J.G.Mahurkar
Sh. Taposh Mukherjee
1. AM(Staff), as Chairman of the Cadre Restructuring Committee, extended a hearty welcome to all members of the Cadre Restructuring Committee and introduced two new official side member joined as ED(IR) in place of Adv.(IR) and EDE(N). He advised that guidelines issued by DOP&T.MOF for in-house cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ categories should be followed. He further stated that there are 2.41 lakh vacancies in Indian Railway out of which 1.30 lakh are being filled up. Railways can identify redundant categories and vacant posts in these non-safety categories can be considered for surrender against matching savings in the current cadre restructuring exercise.2. The Staff Side also welcomed new members of Official Side. They pointed out that there has already been delay in issue of cadre restructuring orders. They stated that orders for cadre restructuring should be issued early and these orders may also be effective from the date of effect of orders of cadre restructuring of ALPs i.e. 01-05-2010. However, Official Side stated that implementation of cadre restructuring with retrospectively effect is not feasible due to surrender of posts against matching savings. 2.1 The Staff side reiterated that restructuring for Safety categories should be exempted from matching surrender in totality. However, they were apprised by Official Side about Board’s decision regarding cap of 10% as per which increase in percentages through cadre restructuring upto 10% in the apex scale of the safety category will be met through revenue (financial implications as per present DA rates @ 72% would be Rs. 121.10 Cr.) and increase beyond 10% would be offset by matching surrender of posts as in the case of non-safety categories as per standard norms of cadre restructuring.
Category
Pay Structure as
Existing
Percentage
Addl. financial
per 6th CPC
Percentage
recommended by
Implication per
annum
CRC
(in crores of Rs.)
PB
GP (Rs.)
PB-1
2400
27
40
1.71
Cooks (Traffic/ Mechanical
Running Rooms)
PB-1
1900
46
40
PB-1
1800
27
20
PB-2
4200
27
50
27.50
Goods Guards (Safety)
PB-1
2800
73
50
Assistant Guards /Brakesmen
PB-1
2400
27
50
-0.09
(Safety)
PB-1
1900
73 ,
50
Loco Pilot (Shunting)
PB-2
4200
30
50
14.49
(Safety)
PB-1
2400
70
50
PB-2
4600
35
60
0.92
Stock Verifiers
PB-2
4200
65
40
PB-2
4600
25
50
0.07
Finger Print Examiners
PB-2
4200
75
50
PB-2
4200
85
90
Cashiers (Non-Supervisory)
0.57
PB-1
2400
15
10
PB-2
4600
55
Cashiers (Supervisory)
0.57
PB-2
4200
45
PB-2
4200
39
50
0.25
Shroffs
PB-1
2400
38
35
PB-1
1900
23
15
PB-1
2800
15
35
1.74
Dressers/OTA
PB-1
2400
60
45
PB-1
1900
25
20
4.36
PB-2
4600
47
65
Health & Malaria Inspectors
PB-2
4200
53
35
PB-1
2800
75
80
0.27
Lab Assistants/Lab
Technician/ Asstt. Chemist
PB-1
2400
15
10
PB-1
2000
10
10
0.46
PB-2
4200
52
70
X-Ray Staff
PB-1
2800
48
30
 
PB-2
4200
9
20
0.76
PB-1
2400
31
30
Cooks (Medical)
PB-1
1900
30
30
PB-1
1800
30
20
P B-2
4200
20
30
0.06
Health Visitor(Multipurpose)
PB-1
2800
40
40
PB-1
2400
40
30
PB-1
2400
75
85
0.11
Field Workers
PB-1
1900
25
15
PB-2
4600
60
75
Physiotherapists
0.17
PB-2
4200
40
25
Extension Educator/District
PB-2
4600
(36)*
55
Extension Educator
PB-2
4200
(64)*
45
0.08
PB-2
4600
12
20
0.92
65
PB-2
4200
45
Typists
PB-1
2400
23
15
PB-1
1900
20
PB-2
4600
3 posts
65
0.13
Shipping Inspector
PB-2
4200
100
35
PB-2
4600
50
65
Staff & Welfare Inspectors
4.02
PB-2
4200
50
35
PB-2
4600
50
65
0.12
Statistical Inspectors
P6-2
4200
50
35
PB-2
4600
50
60
0.80
Publicity Inspectors
P6-2
4200
30
25
PB-1
2800
20
15
PB-2
4600
25
40
3.29
Hindi Staff
P6-2
4200
30
60
PB-1
2800
45
PB-2
4200
20
35
Hostel Management Staff of
Oak Grove School, Jharipani.
PB-1
2800
40
40
0.01
PB-1
2400
40
25
PB-2
4200
5
12
6.84
PB-1
2400
30
40
Canteen Staff
(Group-II)
PB-1
2000
35
25
PB-1
1900
7
8
PB-1
1800
23
15
0.28
PB-2
4200
15
25
Canteen Staff (Group-III)
PB-1
2400
25
25
PB-1
2000
20
25
PB-1
1900
40
25
0.02
Scientific Asstt./ Supervisors
PB-2
4600
70
80
(Psycho Tech.Cell)/RDSO
PB-2
4200
30
20
PB-2
4600
50
65
Scientific Staff
0.15
(Research)/RDSO
PB-2
4200
50
35
0.62
Scientific Staff
PB-2
4600
50
65
(Design)/RDSO
PB-2
4200
50
35
PB-2
4600
70
80
Technical Staff (Mech.etc.)/
0.04
RDSO
PB-2
4200
30
20
100
Total
71.22
3.1 During the discussion, Staff Side of the Cadre Restructuring Committee also raised the issue of revision of percentage distribution of posts for the category of Track Maintainers. They stated that recommendations of Joint Committee set up for progression of Trackmen were not fully implemented and this should be implemented. Accordingly, this issue was also discussed in the meeting in detail. Keeping in view previous and present cadre structure of Track Maintainers, recommendations made by the Joint Committee and further progression of this critical safety category, following revised percentage for distributions of posts was recommended by CRC:-
Category
Pay structure
(PB-1)
Existing %age
(approved by
Board/MR)
%age now
recommended by
CRC
Addl. financial
Implication per
annum
(in crores of Rs.)
Track Maintainer-I
GP Rs. 2800
3
6
195.21
Track Maintainer-II
GP Rs. 2400
6
12
Track Maintainer-III
GP Rs. 1900
20
22
Track Maintainer-IV
GP Rs. 1800
71
60
Total projected additional financial implications for the above mentioned 32 categories would be Rs. 266.43 crores per annum excluding allowances except DA.
 
5. The Staff Side pointed out that cadre restructuring of Catering Staff and Traffic Assistants/Metro Railway, Kolkata may also be undertaken. It was advised by Official Side that after collecting data from Railways, these categories will be examined separately in consultation with Staff Side and Nodal Directorates. As regard, extension of benefit of cadre restructuring to the Canteen Staff of Parliament Canteen of Northern Railway, it was agreed that clubbing of this category with Canteen Staff on Railways will be examined separately.
6. The above recommendations would form part of the final report to be submitted by the Cadre Restructuring Committee in respect of all the Group C categories which have been considered by the Committee.
Source-nfir
http://employeesorders.com/2013/03/meeting-regarding-cadre-restructuring-of-group-c-categories-on-indian-railways/

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