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Friday, 29 May 2015

ONE YEAR OF MODI GOVERNMENT DISAPPOINTING TO WORKING CLASS

            Modi Government has completed ONE YEAR. Within this one year. No remarkable change or development is being seen. So many populous slogans and promises during election campaign and thereafter coming in power were made and people of India were hypnotized and got their Votes and formed the government with full majority and this happened after 30 years when a single party came in power with full fledged majority. Working class in general and salaried class in particular was very hopeful for “ACHCHHE DIN” (Good Days) and they were expecting D.A.  merger, Interim Relief and raising in income tax exemption limit. But Government denied everything instead of giving any relief to the working class, all round  attacks were started in several  forms in the shape of Labour  Laws amendments, attack on wages and lively hood of working class who create wealth for the nation and ban on recruitment in Central Government Services for one year, attack on social security  rights doing away with the employees provident fund scheme and diverting a part of fund for speculation in share market doing away with ESI converting the same in to an insurance scheme under IRDA Drastic cut on  social sector expenditure and allocation on welfare schemes like ICDS, Mid Day Meal, NHRM, MNREGA with the Motive of finally doing away with such pro-people schemes  and programmes altogether.

            A vigorous campaign has been launched to  change the  labour laws like Industrial Dispute Act 1947, Factories Act, Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition Act) and all wages related legislations etc, in favour of employers with the object to throw away the   Working Class of country out of purview of protection under the labour laws and Completely dismantling  entire labour law enforcement machinery,

            Never before the Working Class has faced such a situation. This is the working class who create GDP to Nation and profits to employers.

            In Central Government Sector also these attacks are being intensified. 100% FDI has been declared in Railway and 49% in Defence Production paving way for capitalists/corporates to enter in to these sectors. Disinvestment has been started in profit making public sectors like NTPC, NHPC, Coal India etc. and planning to disinvest all profit making sectors.

            In Postal Department also there is danger of corporatization and privatization if the recommendations of Task Force Committee headed by Shri T.S.R. Subramanian are implemented. Though at present on account of stiff resistance by PJCA (NFPE/FNPO) the recommendations have not been implemented but these have also not been rejected by the Department of Posts and may be introduced at any time after changing the forms so we have to keep a vigilant watch over this.

            Contrary to this all schemes and planning’s are being made to give  benefits to Corporates /Capitalists by way of promulgating ordinances for decentralization of Coal mining  sector, de-regularization of other Mineral resources  through auction route totally being unconcerned about the lively hood of  local and tribal peoples and forest dwellers.

            The peasantry and agriculture workers are also worst suffers due to the policies of Modi Government. The prices of seeds, fertilizers, power, diesel, Water for irrigation have been increased many folds but the MSP of Wheat and rice has been increased by Rs.50/- per quintal only. The land of farmers will be snatched away without their consent in favour of capitalists and if the present amended land acquisition act is implemented

            So based on the above  facts, it is crystal clear  that the policies of present Modi Government  are totally in  favour of Capitalists/Corporates and against the interests of Working Class . The hope of “ACHCHHE DIN” (Good Days) is now diminished and working class and common man of this country is disappointed.
= R.N. Parashar, Secretary General, NFPE

DoPT ready to hold meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015 on merger of DA, 7th CPC report on time, Scrap PFRDA Act. March to Parliament was held on 28.04.2015 and call of strike has been given by JCA on 23.11.2015 on the demands of central government employees. On the backdrop of the pressure mounted by JCA, DOPT has called a meeting of NC JCM on 29.05.2015 to discuss and consider the issues of central government employees.

No.3/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi,dated the 21st May, 2015
To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary, Staff Side,
National Council (JCM)
13, C Ferozshah Road
New Delhi
Sir,

Please refer to your online grievance No.PM0PG/2015/83480 dated 28th April, 2015 regarding proposed call for Strike on 23.11.2015.

2. You will be aware that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2015 and also meeting of the National Council (JCM) is likely to be held shortly. Some of the issues will be discussed and considered during the meetings.

Yours faithfully
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director (JCA)

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1.    Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.  Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2.    No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services.

3.    No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

4.    Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5.    No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental  functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

6.  Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.

7.    Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8.    No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

9.    Remove the ceiling on payment of Bonus.

10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.

Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/2015/dopt-to-hold-a-meeting-of-nc-jcm-meeting-on-29-05-2015/

List of Banks using Finacle worldwide

List of Banks using Finacle worldwide



Finacle is the universal banking solution of choice of all leading banks and large regional banks across the world. Leading universal, retail and corporate banks worldwide leverage the power of Finacle to transform their business.
 
Banks using Finacle Platform  are spread across 78 countries globally from Far East Asia to Middle East and Western Europe as the following stats depicts.

Following Banks are using Finacle , The list is large but we brought you some of leading Banks using this Platform.

India Post
ALEXBANK,
ANZ BANK,
ARAB NATIONAL BANK,
BANK DHOFAR,
CO-OPERATIVE FINANCIAL SERVICES,
CREDIT SUISSE,
DBS BANK,
EMIRATES BANK,
FIRST BANK OF NIGERIA,
HATTON NATIONAL BANK,
ICICI BANK,
NATIONAL AUSTRALIA GROUP EUROPE,
NYKREDIT,
POSTBANK UGANDA LTD,
RAIFFEISSENBANK,
SOCIÉTÉ GÉNÉRALE
ZURICH FINANCIAL SERVICES.
ABN AMRO
NATIONAL COMMERCIAL BANK OF SAUDI ARABIA
MIZUHO CORPORATE BANK
FEDERAL BANK
BANK OF INDIA
BANK OF BARODA
ANDHRA BANK
PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK
UNION BANK OF INDIA
IDBI BANK
INDUSIND BANK
SBI INTERNATIONAL OPERATION
VIJAYA BANK
UCO BANK
ING Vysya Bank Ltd.
Oriental Bank Of Commerce


Courtesy : http://finaclesolution.blogspot.in/

Revision of PLI Service Tax from 1.6.2015


Pay fixation of Direct recruits appointed after 1.1.2006


Tuesday, 26 May 2015

Headquarters / Place of Posting and Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue on this matter

“The number of Central Government employees utilizing the LTC facilities has increased substantially thanks to the initiative of the tourism department to encourage the development of economically-backward states”
Not many would have know this message that there are a number of retired Central Government employees who had completed 40 years of their service without utilizing even a single LTC facility.

“Once upon a time, LTC was considered as a wasteful expense…things have changed, and now people treat it as an indulgence…!”

In the past, not many were interested in LTC because the families were big and only the lowest class journey fare was reimbursed by the Central Government. But, now, LTC includes travel in air-conditioned class and air-fare. Not surprisingly, employees are now very much interested and are utilizing the facility without fail.
Practical difficulties began when a number of employees began to travel. One of them was the situation where the office location and the employee’s hometown are the same. Usually, Central Government employees are posted in towns and cities that are away from their hometown, or their native place. At the time of joining, the employees are required to denote a village or town as their home Town. This cannot be changed.

Once in every four years, the Government would give the option to reimburse the to and fro travel tickets for the employee and his/her family to go to their hometown to meet their relatives and to look after the family’s immovable properties located there. This facility is called the Home Town LTC.

In the past, since only a few utilized this facility, there wasn’t any confusion in implementing them. When the Government announced that Home Town LTC could be converted as All India LTC, troubles began and clarifications were required.

LTC rules state that the headquarter/place of posting and the employee’s Home Town are the same, then he/she is not entitled to the conversion of Home Town LTC.

There are many questions in the minds of the employees about this clause.

  • Will the facility of Home Town LTC be denied if the headquarters and home town share the same Postal Pin code?
  • Does this apply if both come under the limits of the same municipality or Panchayat?
  • Will the 8 KM rule of CGHS apply to this?
  • Should the home town and headquarters not be located in the same district?
  • What does the phrase “irrespective of distance,” which is underlined in a number of orders, mean?
  • Will the interpretation differ from one office to the other?
A number of such doubts prevail among employees.
One thing is for certain – Central Government employees will now be very alert about definitions regarding hometowns.

Source: http://90paisa.org/

Network-connected handheld terminals for postal delivery

NEW DELHI: The Department of Posts (DoP) is likely to soon start a Rs 1,370-crore mega project that will allow India's 1.3 lakh postmen in rural regions to use network-connected handheld terminals for postal delivery.

The project, awarded last year to a consortium that includes state-run Telecom Consultants of India (TCIL), system integrator Ricoh India and Hyderabad-based VisionTek, which provides handheld devices, was delayed due to unavailability of components. 

Big IT companies such as HP and Wipro were also in the running for the contract rolled out by the ministry of communications & information technology. "Based on terminal devices on network, the DoP initiative is likely to happen later this month. The project was delayed as the private company took time to deliver the components," TCIL's chairman and managing director Vimal Wakhlu told ET.

The devices will have a biometric module to authenticate an individual's identity using the Aadhaar number, solar-powered panel for charging terminals and a thermal printer to instantly print receipts.

"This is completely an indigenous project, including devices and components, and strengthens the concept of 'Make in India'," said Wakhlu.

The initiative is aimed at preventing postal losses and minimising procedural delays. The service will require a digital signature of the addressee that can be automatically transferred to a central server and an acknowledgement sent to the person. 

TCIL is roping in state-owned telecom operator Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd for providing network connectivity. 

The movement of postmen can be tracked using GPS on this device. It will help monitor the entire system and ensure more efficiency as post offices play a vital role in India's rural economy, Wakhlu said. "This programme is a step towards financial inclusion of the people of rural India as it will facilitate financial transactions. Money can be delivered and accepted through this device, with proper bank account and receipts delivery," he said.

Ricoh will act as the systems integrator, managing installations, maintaining hardware and supplying peripheral devices for the project.

"We have won the Rs 1,370-crore contract from DoP for the supply of hardware solutions under the department's modernisation initiatives. Ricoh will be providing maintenance services for rural ICT devices for a period of five years," said Ricoh India's managing director Manoj Kumar. 


Courtesy :  EconomicTimes

Letter for Inclusion of the issues of GDS within the purview of 7th CPC



Sunday, 24 May 2015

UPSC Civil Services Exam 2015 Notification – Apply Online

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has published the much awaited notification for the recruitment of 1129 posts in Various Group A & Group B Services through Civil Services Examination 2015 (IAS, IPS, IFS etc.). Eligible candidates may apply online from 23-05-2015 to 19-06-2015 till 11.59 PM. Details are as follows: 

Notification No. F. No. 1/1/2015-E.I(B)

Important Dates:
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 23.05.2015.

Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 19.06.2015 till 11.59 PM.

Last Date for Payment of Fee through ‘Pay by Cash’: 18.06.2015 at 23.59 hrs.

Last Date for Payment of Fee through Online mode: 19.06.2015 at 23.59 hrs.

Written Exam Date for Preliminary Exam 2015: 23.08.2015

Note: Candidates are required to apply only through online mode no other mode for submission of applications is allowed

Name of the Post:
(i) Indian Administrative Service.
(ii) Indian Foreign Service.
(iii) Indian Police Service.
(iv) Indian P & T Accounts & Finance Service, Group ‘A’.
(v) Indian Audit and Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(vi) Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Central Excise), Group ‘A’.
(vii) Indian Defence Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(viii) Indian Revenue Service (I.T.), Group ‘A’.
(ix) Indian Ordnance Factories Service, Group ‘A’ (Assistant Works Manager, Administration).
(x) Indian Postal Service, Group ‘A’.
(xi) Indian Civil Accounts Service, Group ‘A’.
(xii) Indian Railway Traffic Service, Group ‘A’.
(xiii) Indian Railway Accounts Service, Group 'A'.
(xiv) Indian Railway Personnel Service, Group ‘A’.
(xv) Post of Assistant Security Commissioner in Railway Protection Force, Group ‘A’
(xvi) Indian Defence Estates Service, Group ‘A’.
(xvii) Indian Information Service (Junior Grade), Group ‘A’.
(xviii) Indian Trade Service, Group 'A' (Gr. III).
(xix) Indian Corporate Law Service, Group "A".
(xx) Armed Forces Headquarters Civil Service, Group ‘B’ (Section Officer’s Grade).
(xxi) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &Nagar Haveli Civil Service, Group 'B'.
(xxii) Delhi, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep, Daman & Diu and Dadra &Nagar Haveli Police Service, Group 'B'.
(xxiii) Pondicherry Civil Service, Group 'B'.
(xxiv) Pondicherry Police Service, Group 'B'.

Age Limits: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the 1st of August, 2015 i.e., he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd August, 1983 and not later than 1st August, 1994.

Minimum Educational Qualifications: The candidate must hold a degree of any of Universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other educational institutions established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University Under Section-3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification.

Application Fee: Candidates have to Pay Rs.100/- either by online or offline mode. No Fee for Female/ SC/ ST/ PH candidates.

Selection Process: The Civil Services Examination will consist of two successive stages. Civil Services Preliminary Examination (Objective type) for the selection of candidates for the Main Examination and Civil Services Main Examination (Written and Interview).

For more details refer official notification from below link:

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2015 Notification: Click Here

Apply Online: Click Here

No job cut in transformation of Postal Dept: Comm & IT Min

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.


There will be no job losses during transformation of the Department of Posts, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured Friday. "I assure all employees that no one will lose their job during the transformation of Department of Post.

There is a need for capacity building," Prasad tweeted while sharing highlights of his address to circle heads of Department of Posts.

The Minister has been asking postal employees to transform themselves and help in transformation of post offices. "Computerisation of all Post Offices must be completed soon.

This is my priority and I will personally monitor the progress of this work," he tweeted. The minister said that proposed Post Bank of India will be a game changer for the department as it will take financial inclusion to a new level. "Post offices must gear up for this," he said.

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.

Prasad said that DoP officers should reach out to eCommerce companies and offer them logistics services. "eCommerce is a great opportunity. India Post must use this opportunity to take eCommerce to the every corner of India," Prasad said.

India Post has launched a mobile application and an e-commerce centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi, that will handle e-retailing exclusively. The centre is capable of handling 30,000 parcels per day. Online retail players such as Amazon, Paytm and Snapdeal are using the Postal Department's services for their parcels.

He said that post offices in rural India must also improve their facilities and improve their visibility by placing sign boards so that people can locate it easily.

"Department of Post has to play a bigger & more active role in transformation of India. No other govt agency has such deep understanding of India," Prasad tweeted.

Source: PTI, Courtesy : http://www.moneycontrol.com/