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BCPC Final Memorandum to 7th CPC

BCPC Final Memorandum to 7th CPC

MEMORANDUM ON PENSION AND OTHER RETIREMENT BENEFITS

CHAPTER – I
Introduction

The Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Resolution No.1/1/2013-EIII(A) dated 28th February, 2014 in its Para 2(f) has included the following terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission:

“(f) To examine the principles which should govern the structure of Pension and other retirement benefits, including revision of pension in the case of employees who were retired prior to the date of these recommendations, keeping in view that the retirement benefits of all Central Government employees appointed on and after 01.01.2004 are covered by the New Pension Scheme (NPS).”

1.2 The principles that should govern the structure of pension etc have to be evolved taking into account the relevant constitutional provisions as well as judicial pronouncements by the Supreme Court of India in this regard.

1.3 Article 366(17) of the Constitution of the Country defines pension as under:

“ Pension: Pension means a pension whether contributory or not, of any kind whatsoever payable to or in respect of any person and includes retired pay so payable; a gratuity so payable and any sum or sums so payable by way of the return, with or without interest thereon or any other addition thereto, of subscription to a Provident Fund.” From this what is to be inferred is that the gratuity as well as commutation are also part of the pension as a whole. These are also to be treated as pensionery benefits.

1.4 The IV CPC went into the conceptual question of pension in detail. Some of the observations contained in their report are relevant in understanding the purport in the background in which the Central Government employees are placed today. This is reproduced below:-

“Para 2.13: Part II: The concept of “pension” however old in its origin, had the latent and real desire to provide for an eventuality – known and unknown. The known eventuality was old age and probable reduction in earning power, while the unknown eventuality was disability by disease or accident or death. Its real purpose was security, Even though the beginning was oblique, indiscernible and faint, but the germ of an effort to provide security ran through the provision and it is natural that it should have grown and flowered with the development of human understanding and desire to look after and provide for those who deserved it for man has constantly been seeking means by which to enhance his economic security. But the extension of the pension provision from military service to civilian public employment, resulted largely from consideration for the employees and the pressure of their organisations. Some benevolent employer goes to the extent of regarding pensions as an absolutely indispensable complement of wages – a terminal benefit. That, however, is apart from another aspect bearing on pension – the social aspect. The demographic structure of the population is changing because of the greater expectation of life. Thus, those who are now in middle age are going to be nearly twice as big an economic burden to their children as their parents are to them. The problem in such cases, has been tackled as a social obligation, including social insurance for citizens generally.”

“Para 2.17: In the very nature of things, every employee, who lives long enough, reaches a stage of diminished outturn of work or what may generally be called nonproductive years. That may, speaking generally again, be set to be the responsibility of his employer for whom he has spent the best years of his life. In a welfare state that may also be set to be the responsibility of the Government (where he is not in his employment) and, in more modern society, it may also be set to be the responsibility of the individual. So all three namely, the employer, the Government and the employee or one or the other of them, may be expected to contribute towards the pension according to the social or administrative set up of the country or society where the individual undertakes the service but the one common feature and object of pension is to provide for the old age of the employee for the simple reason that time has eroded his capacity to earn and he is unable to provide for himself. In a country like ours, where we have solemnly resolved to constitute it into a “Socialist” Republic and to secure to us all social and economic justice (Preamble), it behoves the Government to take care of its employees by providing terminal benefit like retirement pension when they become entitled to them. We may refer to the directive principle of the State Policy enshrined in Article 39 (a) of the Constitution that the State shall in particular direct its policy towards securing that the citizens have the justify to an “adequate means of livelihood” ….. If, such a citizen is an employee of the State, is it out of ordinary, and not as of a Constitutional directive, that the State should appreciate its duty to provide for him by means of a pension and/or other terminal benefits? (emphasis added) …. The concept of pension, therefore carries within it the germ of certainty, periodicity, and “adequacy”. ……. Ours is a Socialist State and the fundamental aim of Social security is to give individuals and families the confidence that their level of living and quality of life will not, in so far as, be greatly eroded by any social or economic eventuality, including the age of superannuation or oncoming disability”

1.5 The concept of pension has been explained more precisely in the Encyclopaedia of Social Sciences, Vol.11 as under:

“administrators and civic leaders interested in the improvement of Government services formulated the idea of pension as an efficiency device necessary for the orderly and humane elimination of superannuated and disabled employees no longer able to function efficiently for the proper operation of the system of promotions, for the attraction of better type of employees and for the improvement of working morale”

1.6 On the doctrinal approach the Encyclopaedia further states that:

“ A doctrine recently advanced and more far reaching in its implications regard the Public Service as the logical pioneer in the meeting of the old age problem as it affects wage earner in modern society. This doctrine considers a pension as a compensation paid to the employee for the gradual destruction of his wage earning capacity in the course of his work. Retirement being a proper charge against the employees, entire period of active service, the employer should make contribution towards the employees eventual retirement during each year of service of the employee, in a manner similar to that in which he annually sets aside a reserve against depreciation and obsolescence of his plant and machinery. Pensions, according to this doctrine, are an absolutely indispensable compliment of wages.”

1.7 In para 2.20 the IV Pay Commission has observed:

“but even though the Government service pension scheme in our country is non-contributory, it has been contended again by way of doctrinal approach, that this is not really so and that some allowance is made for the missing contribution while determining the salaries”

1.8 The Supreme Court in their Landmark Judgment (which has been approvingly quoted by the 5th CPC in D.S.Nakara and others Vs Union of India (AIR 1983 SC 130) held that Pension is neither a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer. It is not an ex-gratia payment but payment for past services rendered. It is a social welfare measure rendering socio economic justice to those who in the hey-days of their life ceaselessly toiled for their employer on an assurance that in their old age they would not be left in lurch. The 5th CPC paying due respect to the above observation of the Honourable Apex Court in Para 127.6 of its report has stated that the pension is the statutory, inalienable, legally enforceable justify of employees which has been earned by the sweat of their brow.

As such the pension should be fixed, revised, modified and changed in ways not entirely dissimilar to the salaries granted to serving employees.

1.9 While examining the goals that a pension scheme should seek to sub-serve, the Honourable Apex Court held that “a pension scheme consistent with available resources must provide that the pensioner would be able to live:
(i) free from want, with decency, independence and self respect, and
(ii) at a standard equivalent at the pre retirement level”
The Court observed that we owe it to the Pensioners that they live, not merely exist.

1.10 From the above observation of the Supreme Court it is clear that pension is payable by the employer i.e., the Central Government to its retired employees which is their statutory and legally enforceable justify from which they cannot be deprived. That the amount of pension must be enough to enable a pensioner to live free from want with decency, independence, and self-respect and at a standard equivalent at the pre-retirement level.

1.11 Keeping the above observations and principles and judicial pronouncements in view, we submit below our suggestions for restructuring the existing pensionery scheme in appropriate chapters. We have made our submissions only in respect of issues where we want Commission to consider improvements in the existing provisions.

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Application Format for Grant of Special Sanction for purchase of CAR through CSD

Application Format for Grant of Special Sanction for purchase of CAR through CSD

Effective w.e.f. 01 MAY 2014
Appendix
(Ref to Para 5 of Ql\/IG Br/CS Dte
letter No 96301/Q/DDGCS/Car
Sanction dt 16 Apr 2014)

ORIGINAL/DUPLICATE

NOTE: 1. PLEASE FILL THE FORM LEGIBLY IN BOLD LETTERS/FIGURES.

2. RETAIN DUPLICATE INK SIGNED COPY (DULY COUNTERSIGNED) WITH YOU FOR PERUSAL BY CSD DEPOT.
APPLICATION FORMAT FOR GRANT OF SPECIAL SANCTION FOR PURCHASE OF CAR THROUGH CSD

Source: Desa Blog
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Extension of relaxation for travel by Air on LTC to visit J&K and NER – Confederation writes to Dopt

Extension of relaxation for travel by Air on LTC to visit J&K and NER – Confederation writes to Dopt

Confederation Secretary General Shri M.Krishnan writes to the Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training  regarding extension of the facility of travel by air on LTC to visit J&K and NER.

He requested in his letter to extend the facility to the employees working in Central Government service. He also added, this extension not only for exclusively encourage tourism to these regions but for the Central servants to be motivated for visiting the finest places of our Indian soil.

More details please log on to www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

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Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) Guidelines – Modified check-list of papers/information to be submitted for consideration by DPC

Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) Guidelines – Modified check-list of papers/information to be submitted for consideration by DPC


CHECK-LIST FOR PROMOTION CASES

[Reference: Annexure-III to DoP&T Office Memorandum No.-22011/5/86-Estt(D) dated 10.04.1989]

1 COMPLETION CERTIFICATE:
Whether certificate from the designated office (Joint Secretary/Additional Secretary or equivalent) that the proposal is complete as per DoP&T Check-List has been enclosed :

2 RECRUITMENT RULES:
(a) Whether already Notified :
(b) Whether up-to-date] complete and legible copy enclosed. :
(c) Whether rules are applicable on the date of occurrence of vacancy. :
(d) Does it provide for promotion on selection basis. :
(e) Whether promotion is from Group “B” to Group “A” :
(f) Whether promotion within Group “A” :
(g) Whether RRs provide association of UPSC with DPC :
(h) Has the Ministry/Department reviewed the Recruitment Rules which are in force for more than five years required by the instructions of the DoP&T O.M. No. AB-14017/12/87-Estt(RR) dated 18.03.1988 read with OM NO. AB-14017/2/97-Estt(RR) dated 25.05.1998 :
(i) If the review of the Recruitment Rules required amendment, whether the amendments have been notified as per the procedures (copy of notification to be enclosed) :

3 RELAXATION
(a) Whether any relaxation involved. :
(b) If so, whether DoP&T consulted and a copy of notes/correspondence exchanged with DoP&T :

4 DPC PROFORMA
(a) Whether Proforma for referring DPC proposals to the UPSC as annexed to DoP&T Office Memorandum No.22011/5/86-Estt(D) dated 10-04-1989 enclosed :
(b) Whether signed by competent officer :
(c) Whether all columns filled properly :
(d) Whether composition of DPC indicated in proforma is as prescribed in th RRs/administrative orders issued by the Department (copy of order, if applicable, to be enclosed). :

5 SENIORITY LIST
(a) Whether complete and up-to-date seniority list of officers in the feeder grade furnished in the proforma as prescribed by the DoP&T Office Memorandum No. 22011/5/86-Estt(D) dated 10.04.1989. :
(b) Whether separate seniority lists/combined seniority list of all feeder grades furnished (in case more than one feeder grades exist) :
(c) Whether all the officers who were in position as on the crucial date (including those who have since retired/expired) have been included in the Seniority List.
(d) Whether the seniority list is certified to have been circulated to all concerned before finalization.
(e) Whether duly authenticated by an officer not below Under Secretary rank :
(f) Whether there is any discrepancy :
(g) Whether UPSC reference number given under which officers appointed/ recommended. :
(h) Whether changes in seniority list since the last DPC have been indicated. :

6 ELIGIBILITY LIST
(a) Whether educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruitment applicable to promotees or otherwise specifically prescribed. :
(b) If so, whether details of educational qualifications of officers given. :
(c) Whether educational qualifications possessed by the officers in the zone of consideration match with those prescribed in RRs :
(d) Whether separate year-wise eligibility list for preparation of year-wise panels given, wherever applicable. :
(e) Whether all the officers who were in position as on the crucial date (including those who have since retired/expired) :
(f) Whether the date of regular appointment to the feeder grade is shown in eligibility list in case eligibility criteria for promotion inter-alia contemplates counting of such service in next below grade. :
(g) Whether the required number of officers in consideration zone (including SC/ST in the extended zone) :

7 OCCURANCE OF VACANCIES
(a) Whether date and manner of occurrence of vacancies given :
(b) Whether details of anticipated vacancies, if any, given :
(c) Whether copy of order furnished in case of new creation of posts/ proceeding of the incumbent on deputation for more than one year :
(d) Whether copy of order furnished in case of change of designation, if any, from that given in RRs :
(e) Whether reservation position as per DoP&T Office Memorandum No. 36012/2/96-Estt(Res) dated 02.07.1997 given (for Group “B” to “A”) :
(f) Whether a certificate from the Liaison Officer (SC/ST) of the Ministry/ Department to the effect that the number of posts reserved for SC/ST have been checked by him and found to be in order has been enclosed. :

8 SELF CONTAINED NOTE FOR DPC
Whether a self-contained note duly signed by an officer not below the rank of Under Secretary furnished :

9 ANNUAL CONFIDENTIAL REPORT
(a) Whether ACRs of officers are written calendar year-wise or financial year-wise :
(b) Whether ACRs furnished for all eligible furnished for all eligible officers along with a detailed statement (as per Annexure IV of DoP&T Office Memorandum No.22011/5/86-Estt(D) :
(c) Whether ACRs are up-to-date with reference to year of panel as prescribed vide DoP&T Office Memorandum No. 22011/9/98-Estt(D) dated :
(d) Any incomplete ACRs? Position to be indicated on a separate sheet with reasons for missing/incomplete ACRs. :
(e) Is there any ACR which has not been reviewed/accepted by the Reviewing Officer/Accepting Officer? If so, whether details of such ACRs and reasons for non-review etc have been given :

10 INTEGRITY CERTIFICATE
(a) Whether Integrity Certificate in prescribed form (as per format provided in paragraph 4.2.5 of the DoP&T Office Memorandum No. 22011/5/86-Estt (D) dated 10.04.1989 give in respect of the eligible officers. :
(b) Whether recorded by an officer of Deputy Secretary Rank :
(c) Whether recorded for all eligible officers, specific by name :
(d) Whether a formal certificate given in respect of officers, if any, whose integrity certificate is withheld. :

11 VIGILANCE CLEARANCE
(a) Whether Vigilance Clearance in respect of eligible officers given specifically (as required vide DoP&T Office Memorandum No. 22011/4/91-Estt(A) dated 14.09.1992) :
(b) Whether names of officer, if any, not clear from vigilance angle given. :
(c) Whether charge-sheet served/prosecution sanction issued on all the officers not clear from vigilance angle. :

12 PENALITIES
Whether a statement showing major/minor penalties if any imposed upon the eligible officers during last ten year has been enclosed. :

13 PREVIOUS DPC
(a) Has UPSC reference number, if any, for previous DPC, given :
(b) Whether all officers recommended by the previous DPC have been promoted (copy of orders to be enclosed). :

[Note:- A fresh panel for the same year/grade during the currency of the previous panel could be prepared in terms of instructions contained in paragraph 6 of the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No.22011/9/98-Estt(D) dated 08-09-1998 (Model Calendar for DPCs). However, it shall be ensured that officers included in the earlier panel are promoted before officers from the next panel are picked up].

14 MODEL CALENDAR FOR DPCs
(a) Whether the crucial date for determining eligibility has been taken as 1st January as provided in the DoP&T Office Memorandum No.22011/9/98-Estt(D) dated 08.09.1998 (Model Calendar for DPCs). However, it shall be ensured that officers included in the earlier panel are promoted before officers from the next panel are picked up]. :
(b) Whether the time-schedule for sending the proposal to the UPSC as laid down in the Model Calendar for DPCs adhered to, if not, reasons therefor. :

15 ADDITIONAL POINTS FOR REVIEW DPC (if applicable)
(a) Whether proposal for Review DPC is covered by DoP&T guidelines dated 10.04.1998 :
(b) Whether proposal for Review DPC is covered by DoP&T Guidelines dated 10.04.1989 :
(c) Whether copy of order (revising the seniority/expunging the adverse remarks etc) necessitating the review has been furnished :
(d) Whether a detailed Note for DPC giving reasons for review has been furnished :

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/22FEB2005-DPCchecklist2.htm

Hota Committee Experts Recommendations on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries

Hota Committee Experts Recommendations on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries

No.372/3/2007-AVD-III (Vol.10)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
AVD-IV(A)

North Blrick, New Delhi

11th August, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee).

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 4th December, 2012 followed by reminders dated 24th January, 2013 & 11th April,
2013 (copies enclosed) and to say that the report on action taken in pursuance of DoP&T’s O.M.s mentioned therein is still awaited from your Ministry/Department.

2. It is, therefore, requested that the same may please be expedited.

Encl.: As above.
sd/-
(Kamal Kishore)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/372_3_2007-AVD-III-Vol.10-11082014.pdf]

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Extension of LTC facilities to Defence Industrial Employees – CGDA Orders

Extension of LTC facilities to Defence Industrial Employees – CGDA Orders

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010


Circular
No.AT/IV/LTC/III

Dated: 12/08/2014
To
All PCs DA/Cs DA
PCoA(Fys) Kolkata

Sub: Extension of LTC facilities to Defence Industrial Employees

A reference was received from MES Employee’s Union Pune wherein a doubt has been raised that whether LTC claims on account of IRCTC packages are to be restricted to the shortest route from HQrs to the declared place of visit or the entire tour package is to be reimbursed.

2. The matter was referred to MoD for clarification. MoD D(Civ-II) in consultation with DoPT has clarified vide MoD ID No.1 1(1)/2013/D(Civ-II) dated:14.07.2014, that “reimbursement in such cases will be in accordance with Gol Decision (I) and GID (2) under Rule 13 of CCS (LTC) Rules 1988, whichever is applicable”.

3. Copy of the same is enclosed herewith for information and taking necessary action while admitting such claims.


sd/-
A.N.Das)
Jt.CGDA(AT-III)
Source: www.cgda.nic.in
[http://www.cgda.nic.in/audit/extension%20of%20ltc%20to%20defence%20Indust%20emp%20130814.pdf]

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Memorandum to 7th Pay Commission – AINTSSA submitted on 30.7.2014

 Memorandum to 7th Pay Commission – AINTSSA submitted on 30.7.2014

MEMORANDUM TO SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

B.B. Mohanty
Member, Naval Heaquarters JCM Council,
Confederation of Defence Recognized Association

President
All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Associations.

Address: F-10/105, Kings Ville, Green City,
Ambarnath (East), Thane-421501.
Email-mohanty555@yahoo.co.in
Mob. No. 08655481087

AINTSSA/BBM-DO/31 /VII CPC

30 Jul 2014
The Member Secretary,
7th Central Pay Commission,
Post Box No. 4599,
Hauz Khas Post Office,
New Delhi-110016.

Respected Madam,

PREFACE

On behalf of All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Association, I welcome and wish all the success to the 7th Pay Commission in their mission of evolving pay structures and other related matters, which is expected to be fair enough for the government employees to lead a dignified life and perform their duties effectively and efficiently.

AINTSSA represents about 4000 Technical Supervisors working in Indian Navy in various Naval establishments of the Nation. They are basically from all the branches of engineering – including Civil , Mechanical , production, Electrical , Computer, Electronics & Telecom Engineering etc. They supervise and guide around 26000 workforce of Navy.

We present this memorandum to 7th CPC representing the following categories in the Indian Navy:

Around 2400 Chargeman
Around 1600 Foreman


Degree of skills, strain of work and requirement of knowledge, experience & expertise, continued & updated technical knowledge with effective training, mounting responsibility and accountability, multifaceted work contents, working condition with hazards and fatigue, mental & physical strain pertaining to these categories have been elaborately explained in the subsequent explanations.

The key to efficiency and competitive spirit in work lies not only in getting appropriate salary for the job but also with dignity & status. We welcome the provisions provided in the terms of reference. Those strategies are to be evolved in order to attract talents and retain them in service which is considered to be the need of the day in the globalised era.

Important role of these middle level managers was recognized by 3rd & 4th CPC which exclusively granted appropriate pay scales to technical supervisors based on their job contents and other factors. But it was shattered by the V & VI CPC which completely ignored their duties and responsibilities and diluted their status by seriously disturbing their relativity.

Further the fact that Naval Dockyards, NSRYs, Training centers and Ship building establishments of Indian Navy are basically technical organizations and the safe successful and efficient performance of the organizations lies primarily in the hands of their technical work forces who are supervised, trained and overseen by these technical supervisors.

7th CPC is requested to look into the serious anomalies caused especially by the Sixth CPC which have demoralized the category due to non-redressal of these anomalies – as brought out in this Memorandum. We request the Pay Commission to kindly evolve a replacement scale to the categories and ensure natural justice and dignity.

Technical Supervisors shoulder the direct responsibilities of safe, efficient & ‘Failure proof’ production, repair, maintenance and operation of almost all the systems of Naval warships of Indian Navy. Reduction of manpower in artisan staff, introduction of new ships, addition of new assets and introduction of new & modern technologies etc, have substantially added to their duties and responsibilities over the years. Other departments provide only necessary support to them in order to enable them to discharge their functions.

It is unfortunate that both 5th and 6th Pay Commissions had underestimated the significance and sensitiveness of the work-content of the technical supervisors, their responsibility and accountability. Many vital factors like their ‘Professional qualifications’ & ‘greater responsibilities’ as well as the accountability towards public safety and efficiency of the Nation went out of sight of both these Pay Commissions.

But, supporting categories like Accounts, Teachers and Nurses who were all along in the lower pay scales than the Technical Supervisors, were given up-gradation and were placed even two grades higher than Technical Supervisors. Worse and even more humiliating is the fact that the pay of categories like MCM, which work under the Technical Supervisors, were also equated with them – undermining the Supreme Court judgment of “the supervisor’s pay cannot be equal to the person being supervised”.

It is our earnest request that 7th CPC may consider the facts brought out in our memorandum. Commission is requested to remove various obstacles that come in the way of attracting talents to the technical supervisory cadre of Indian navy and in improving the efficiency of working system for which the Commission may kindly provide appropriate replacement scales for Chargemen and Foremen, which may justify the relativity of the emoluments in accordance with the job contents, working conditions, accountability & responsibilities, multi-faceted skills & critical management capacity.

I, also earnestly believe that we may be summoned for tendering oral evidence before 7th CPC in line with the earlier CPCs.


Thanking you,
yours faithfully,
(BB Mohanty)
President
Click to read Memorandum

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Railway Minister Announces Cash Award to Felicitate Railway Sportspersons for Winning Medals at CWG-2014

Railway Minister Announces Cash Award to Felicitate Railway Sportspersons for Winning Medals at CWG-2014

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways

11-August-2014 17:21 IST

Railway Minister Announces Cash Award to Felicitate Railway Sportspersons for Winning Medals at CWG-2014, Glasgow

To felicitate the Indian Railway sportspersons who won medals at recently concluded Commonwealth Games-2014, (CWG) at Glasgow, Scotland, the Minister of Railways Shri D.V.Sadananda Gowda has announced a cash award of Rs. 25 lakh for winning Gold Medal, Rs. 20 for Silver Medal and Rs. 15 lakh for winning Bronze Medal. The contribution of Railway sportspersons, as a part of Indian contingent in CWG, has been significant. Out of total 64 Medals won by India, Railway players bagged 9 Medals. The performance of Railway weightlifters and wrestlers in particular has been remarkable. They have contributed two Gold, one Silver and two Bronze Medals.


The names of the Gold Medal winners are :
Shri Sushil Kumar: Men’s freestyle 74 kg wrestling,
Shri Satish Sivalingam: Men’s 77 kg weightlifting,

Silver Medal winners are:
Shri Mandeep Jangra: Men’s 69 kg boxing.
Shri Chinglensana Singh: Hockey,
Ms. Ayonika Paul: Women’s 10 metre air rifle shooting,
Shri Rajeev Tomar: Men’s freestyle 125 kg wrestling

Bronze Medal winners are:
Ms. Pinki Rani: Women’s 48-51 kg boxing,
Ms. Swati Singh: Women’s 53 kg weightlifting,
Shri Omkar Otari: Men’s 69 kg weightlifting.

Bio-Metric Attendance Monitors installed for employees of urban ministries

Bio-Metric Attendance Monitors installed for employees of urban ministries


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development

Bio-Metric Attendance Monitors installed for employees of urban ministries


To ensure punctuality at work, Bio-Metric Attendance Marker Systems have been installed for employees of the Ministries of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation located in the Nirman Bhawan.

Eight such systems known as ‘Aadhar Based Bio-Metric Attendance Systems (AEBAS)’ have been installed at six gates of Nirman Bhawan. The Unique Identity Authority of India (UIDAI) has provided the machines and the attendant software and authentication devices for the wall mounted systems.

Employees have to use last four digits of their respective ‘Aadhar’ number as ‘Personal Identity Number (PIN)’ besides using finger for authentication. An Aadhar registration camp is being organized for those who do not have Aadhar cards.

Installation of these Bio-Metric Monitors followed surprise checks under taken by the Minister of Urban Development and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu on July 28 and June 12, 2014 during when late coming to office was noticed. Shri Naidu then directed the Ministry officials to take necessary measures to ensure punctuality at work.

Source: PIB

Development of Armed Robots by DRDO

Development of Armed Robots by DRDO

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has not started any project to develop Robots who can work like soldiers posted at the border. However, DRDO has developed Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV) – ‘Daksha’, which is an automated mobile platform for multi-purpose payloads.

It is an electrically powered state-of-the-art Robot capable of being remotely controlled over a distance of 500 metres line-of-sight and can be utilized continuously for 3 hours before recharge. It has stair climbing capability and can be used primarily for handling Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). This remotely operated vehicle has been developed indigenously.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in a written reply to Shri Tarun Vijay in Rajya Sabha.

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