30 Apr 2016

The Government is Closely Monitoring the Drought Situation in the Country

Union Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare Minister Outlines the Various Measures Taken by the Government

Stating that the country has experienced two successive years of poor rains, Union Agriculture & Farmers Welfare Minister, Shri Radha Mohan Singh has said that immediately after the IMD’s monsoon forecasts in April, 2015 recognizing the gravity of the situation, Government of India, in collaboration with State

Andhra Pradesh first state in the country to become Open Defecation Free in urban areas

UD Secretary reviews progress of Swachh Bharat Mission with all 110 Municipal Commissioners

Andhra Pradesh is set to become the first State in the country to make all of its urban areas ‘Open Defecation Free’ by October 2nd this year, marking the two years of the launch of Swachh Bharat Mission by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi.

The State officials gave this assurance during a review of progress of Swachh Bharat Mission in all the 110 municipalities of Andhra Pradesh by Shri Rajiv Gauba, Secretary(Urban Development) at Visakhapatnam today. Shri Gauba went to the port city for review of progress of urban missions like Smart city Mission, Atal

Ingenuity and Innovation are Qualities for which New Zealand is well known, says President

H.E. Lieutenant General The Right Honourable Sir JerryMateparae, the Governor General of New Zealand hosted a banquet inhonour of President Pranab Mukherjeein Auckland today (April 30, 2016).

PM to launch Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana from Ballia

Shri Narendra Modi to visit Uttar Pradesh tomorrow

PM to launch Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojana from Ballia 

PM to attend various functions in Varanasi 

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will visit Uttar Pradesh tomorrow. 

Commission issues clarification on election expenses of candidates and political parties seeking votes of overseas electors

As per the Representation of the People (Amendment) Act, 2010, Indian citizens absenting from their place of ordinary residence in India owing to their employment, education or otherwise outside India (whether temporarily or not) are entitled to have their names registered in the electoral rolls and on enrolment they can vote in the constituencies in which their place of residence in India. 

7th CPC & Employee News: Your MP is getting 100% pay hike

7th CPC & Employee News: Your MP is getting 100% pay hike: New Delhi : Ahead of implementation of the 7th Pay Commission award, which will raise the salaries of the central government employee...

29 Apr 2016

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Review of performance of public servants

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Review of performance of public servants

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Review of performance of public servants

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is aware that review of performance of public servants occurs only after attaining age of 50 years or completion of 30 years of service. As per Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (j):

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Use of Hindi Language in Courts: Minister's Statem...

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Use of Hindi Language in Courts: Minister's Statem...: Article 348 (1) of the Constitution of India provides that all proceedings in the Supreme Court and in every High court shall be in Englis...

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Linking Promotion of Teachers to Performance of St...

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Linking Promotion of Teachers to Performance of St...: Press Information Bureau Government of India Ministry of Human Resource Development There is no such proposal at present to link p...

Clarification Regarding Reservation in promotion ...

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Clarification Regarding Reservation in promotion ...Press Information Bureau

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
28-April, 2016
Reservation in promotion

Extant instructions of DoPT provide that reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all Groups i.e. Group A, B, C & D. In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available to SCs and STs upto lowest rung of Group A. There is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A. Reservation in posts by promotion under the existing scheme is applicable in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%.

28 Apr 2016

E-Challans to Drivers: Creating Data Bank of Traffic Violations 

An e-Challan software comprising a mobile app cum web application has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) for Ministry of Road Transport and Highways to provide a comprehensive enforcement solution that can be used by the State Transport Enforcement Cells and also by the traffic police. This application will facilitate a convenient and efficient mechanism to challan errant drivers while providing a set of features and functionalities. Currently, this mobile app cum web application is under pilot implementation in two Regional Transport Offices in the state of Uttar Pradesh and also under advanced testing in the state of Uttarakhand and Maharashtra. Once implemented across the country, this system will create a unified national database of all traffic violations, with details of violators, challans, disposals, penalties, court cases, punitive actions etc. 

At present, Transport National Register (NR) comprising 19 crore vehicle details and 9 crore driving license records is available with access provided to different police and transport agencies across the country for tracking any vehicle or driver information. 

This information was given by Minster of State for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Pon. Radhakrishnan in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today. 

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Provision of Five days week – NFPE

EMPLOYEE NEWS TODAY: Provision of Five days week – NFPENo.10-01/2016-SR

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)

Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110001
Dated the 13th April, 2016

Subject : Provision of Five days week – request consideration

Kindly find enclosed letter No. PF/GENL/NFPE dated 11-02-2016 received from General Secretary, National Federation of Postal Employees on the above mentioned subject, for necessary action at your end. A reply may be sent to the association directly under intimation to this Division.

(V. Ramaswamy)
Assistant Director General (SR & Legal)

Source : www.nfpe.blogspot.in

Nawazuddin Siddiqui: Industry apne aap pehchaan jaati hai ki aap ki worth kitni hai

Nawazuddin Siddiqui is shooting in Delhi for a romantic role in a Sohail Khan film, even as his Anurag Kashyap film gears up for a Cannes premiere. Delhi Times speaks to him about the various worlds he inhabits as an actor

For many actors, having a Cannes premiere for a movie would be an unexpected high; for Nawazuddin Siddiqui, however, it would simply be deja vu. The actor, who by now has a very large volume of Cannes-presence projects, goes into flashback mode with DT on what's changed since the Cannes premiere of 'Gangs Of Wasseypur' and 'Miss Lovely' in 2012, as his next film also prepares for a Cannes premiere.

27 Apr 2016

Shah Rukh Khan has a special message for Manoj Bajpayee and his 'Traffic' team

Shah rukh Khan wishes that the film becomes a huge hit...

Superstar Shah Rukh Khan says he has learnt a lot from Bollywood actor Manoj Bajpayee and hopes his upcoming film "Traffic" becomes a hit. Directed by late Rajesh Pillai, "Traffic" is a remake of a 2011 Malayalam film of the same name which features Bajpayee as a traffic police constable.

The "Chennai Express" actor met Bajpayee in the midst of promotions of "Traffic" as the duo were in the same studio. "I have learnt so much from Manoj Bajpayee, I felt the proudest when his last film became a hit. I wish 'Traffic' goes on to become a big hit too. I wish all the luck to him on this one," the 50-year-old actor said in a statement.

26 Apr 2016

Government provides Food subsidy of Rs 1,34,919 crore during 2015-16

                                                                                                                    Foodgrains at subsidized prices is made available by Food Corporation of India (FCI) to the States/UTs under National Food Security Act (NFSA), as well as erstwhile Targeted Public Distribution System (TPDS), and the food subsidy is released to FCI. Only in the case of States participating in the Decentralized Procurement (DCP), under which State Governments take the responsibility of procurement of foodgrains and its distribution to the eligible households, the food subsidy is released to State Governments. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Subsidy released to FCI and State Governments during 2015-16:
Subsidy released (in Rs crore)
Food Corporation of India
Andhra Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh
Tamil Nadu
West Bengal
Chandigarh *
Puducherry *
Dadra and Nagar Haveli *

Total (B)

Grand Total (A+B)

            * Cash transfer under Direct Benefit Transfer Mode
The Minister said that Central Government also provides Central assistance to States/UTs under NFSA for meeting the expenditure on intra-State movement and handling of foodgrains and fair price shop dealers’ margin. State-wise details of Central assistance released during 2015-16 is:

Sl No.
Name of State/UT
Amount released
(in lakh)
Andaman & Nicobar Islands
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu



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The National Food Security Act implemented in 33 States/UTs 

The National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) is already being implemented in 33 States/UTs. Out of the remaining three States, Tamil Nadu had, in September, 2015, requested to extend the process of implementation of NFSA in the State by at least one year. The Government of Kerala has informed that the State Government will be able to implement NFSA only after conclusion of the ongoing State Assembly Election process. Government of Nagaland has indicated implementation of the Act from June-July, 2016. These remaining States are required to implement the Act at the earliest. This information was given by the Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Ram Vilas Paswan in a written reply in Lok Sabha today. 

The Minister said that the State Government of Tamil Nadu had requested for a provision to assure that the existing allocation of foodgrains is not reduced. The Act already provides that if annual allocation of foodgrains to any State, on the basis of coverage for the State and foodgrains entitlement under the Act, is less than the average annual offtake of foodgrains during 2010-11 to 2012-13, under normal Targeted Public Distribution System, the same shall be protected at prices as determined by the Central Government. 

रघुराम राजन सबसे ताकतवर, लेकिन वेतन के मामले में RBI में चौथे नंबर पर

नयी दिल्ली : रघुराम राजन शायद भारत के सबसे ताकतवर गवर्नर में से एक हैं. उनकी ताकत इतनी है कि वित्त मंत्रालय भी उनके सामने कभी-कभार कमजोर सा प्रतीत होता है. पिछले दिनों उन्होंने भारतीय अर्थव्यवस्था को ‘अंधों में काना राजा’ की संज्ञा दे डाली थी. बावजूद इसके यह ताकतवर व्यक्ति सबसे ज्यादा तनख्वाह पाने वाले गवर्नर नहीं हैं.

सूचना का अधिकार कानून के जरिये जो बात निकल कर सामने आयी है, उसके अनुसार रघुराम राजन का मासिक वेतन 1,98,700 रुपये है. इसमें उनका मूल वेतन, महंगाई भत्ता और अन्य भत्ते शामिल हैं. रिजर्व बैंक ने अपने कर्मचारियों के वेतन के संबंध में जो जानकारी दी है, उसके अनुसार तीन अन्य व्यक्ति को रघुराम राजन से अधिक तनख्वाह मिलती है. इन तीनों में सबसे अधिक वेतन गोपाल कृष्ण सीताराम हेगड़े को मिलती है, जिनकी तनख्वाह चार लाख रुपये है. दूसरा स्थान अन्नामलाई अरापुली का जिन्हें 2,20,355 और तीसरा स्थान वी कंडास्वामी का है जिन्हें 2.1 लाख रुपये मिलते हैं. 

वेतन का यह आंकड़ा वर्ष 2015 जून-जुलाई है. वर्तमान की स्थिति ज्ञात नहीं है और ना ही यह पता है कि उक्त तीनों व्यक्ति जो राजन से अधिक तनख्वाह पाते हैं, वह आरबीआई में कार्यरत है या नहीं.
Source - prabhat khabar

24 Apr 2016

Anant Geete Performs Ground Breaking Ceremony for Construction of Tagma Centre of Excellence and Training in Pune

Shri Anant G Geete, Union Minister for Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises today performed Ground Breaking Ceremony for construction of TAGMA Centre of Excellence and Training at

NITI Aayog holds regional consultation meeting of the Task Force on Elimination of Poverty in India in Jaipur 

In the first meeting of the Governing Council of NITI Aayog held under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister on 8th February, 2015 it was decided to constitute a Task Force in NITI Aayog on Elimination of Poverty in India under the Chairmanship of Dr. Arvind Panagariya, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog. It was also decided that parallel Task Forces on

Smart Cities asked to pose projects for loan support from World Bank, ADB and BRICS Bank 

Urged to move fast on obtaining credit ratings 
US Treasury keen to be Transaction Advisor for Municipal Bond issue by Pune 
Secretary (UD) holds 4-hour long review meeting on progress of Smart City Plans of 8 cities 

Dr Jitendra Singh urges State Governments to abolish interview for certain jobs 

Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh has urged State Governments to expedite the process of abolition of interview for selection to such posts where it is not required. He was addressing a meeting of Principal

PROVe, The Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV), developed by National Institute of Ocean Technology (NIOT), maps the coral reefs in Andaman & Nicobar Islands 

Andaman and Nicobar Islands of India are the hot-spots of biodiversity with their unique Coral Reef bio-reserveIn recent decades,they have been under constant threat due to global warming and sea level riseCoral reef biodiversity at Andaman region, roughly around 11,000 sq.km., was seriously affected during the 2004 Tsunami event and also are undergoing the stress from the increasing sea surface temperature.

PM addresses Panchayats across the country, from Jamshedpur, on National Panchayati Raj Day

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today addressed all Panchayats across the country, from Jamshedpur, on the occasion of National Panchayati Raj Day. 

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