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Saturday, December 27, 2014

Defence Minister targets 'one-rank one-pension' implementation before next budget

Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar have said that 'one-rank one-pension' policy would be implemented in the defence forces before the next budget. ........
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Asset declaration - last date extended to April 2015

Central government has extended the deadline for the employees to file details of their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal rules by four more months, till April 2015. ..............
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Modi rules out privatization of Railways

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today ruled out privatization of Railways and said that people must not be wary of foreign and private capital being utilised for improving infrastructure of the national transporter which, in turn, will help boost the country's economy. 

Govt. planning to limit domestic economy flight fares to Rs. 20,000/-

The central government is working out on a proposal to regulate domestic fares so airlines cannot charge passengers more than a fixed upper limit. Rs. 20,000 is being proposed as the upper limit for a one-way economy class ticket within the country. ..........

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Govt. planning to waive off mandatory provident fund contributions

The government is proposing to amend the Employees Provident Fund & Miscellaneous Provisions Act to enable the Centre to reduce or waive mandatory provident fund contributions by employees in certain cases.

LTC 80 for non entitled Government Servants

Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors between: ........

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Govt planning to cut EPFO trustee numbers by half

Battling for a consensus on various important issues in the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the Union government has proposed cutting the number of its trustees by almost half, to ensure “effective” functioning............

EPFO set for major overhaul, flexible investments proposed

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is set for a major overhaul in the way it manages the provident fund deposits of its over five crore subscribers...........

Inquiry started on "deliberate mischief" via news on retirement age reduction

The Government on Thursday was left in a tizzy over what its officials described as a "deliberate mischief" in form of a widely circulated message on Whatsapp  ...........
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Political conspiracy alleged in retirement age change rumours. Govt. fields crisis managers to end misinformation campaign

The Narendra Modi government had to field its crisis managers on Thursday to end what it called a "strong misinformation campaign," which it feared could hurt the ruling BJP's electoral interests in the Delhi elections due soon...........

EPFO may not recommend investing in equity

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is not likely to recommend investing a portion of its funds in the equity market, according to sources. ..........

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Over 24 lakh cases settled in National Lok Adalat conducted in Tamil Nadu

The National Lok Adalat, conducted across Tamil Nadu on December 6, settled 24,73,212 cases for an award amount of Rs 2,081 crore. 

"The figures might be among the highest in the country. We will receive the exact numbers from the National Legal Services Authority, New Delhi, within a week,"

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Cabinet clears GST bill. Likely to be taken in the ongoing session of Parliament

The Union Cabinet have cleared the Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) and is likely to be introduced in the ongoing session of Parliament. The bill is intended to bring about long-pending indirect tax reforms. ...........
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Parliamentary standing committee call for total overhaul of Income Tax exemptions

Concerned over ever increasing revenue foregone due to income tax exemptions, which crossed Rs 5.5 lakh crore in 2013-14, the parliamentary standing committee on finance on Tuesday sought a comprehensive review of I-T exemption regime ahead ............
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DoPT proposal for retiring employees to showcase outstanding achievements

Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has initiated a proposal for creating a "platform to showcase the significant achievements" of civil servants which they can look back on at the time of retirement with "satisfaction and a sense of fulfillment". ..........
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Rajya Sabha Q&A : On 7th Pay Commission

The 7th Central Pay Commission is required to make its recommendations on its Terms of Reference. Also, the Commission is to devise its own procedure. The Commission’s Terms of Reference do not enjoin upon it to keep the Government updated on its functioning and the procedure being followed by it during ...........
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Wholesale Price Index based inflation dips to zero

The Wholesale Price Index (WPI) based inflation for the month of November dropped to zero. The figure was 1.77 percent in October and 7.52 percent in the previous year corresponding period. The dip is attributed to the continuous decline in fuel and food prices............

Railway fares to go up next year

Railway Minister Shri. Suresh Prabhu have hinted a railway fare hike next year. The minster was quoted stating "some burden has to be shared by people." .....

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Sunday, December 14, 2014

Action plans decided at the JCM national convention


  • Organise State/District/Divisional level Joint convention to popularize the declaration before February 2015.
  • To organize massive dharma/rally at all State Capital/major Defence

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    No proposal to hike retirement age : Minister at Rajya Sabha

    Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh has clarified that there is no proposal to hike the retirement age of central government employees from the existing 60 to 62 years. ............
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    DoPT clarification on MACP : Screening committee recommendation to be placed before appointing authority


    DoPT clarification on MACP : Screening committee recommendation to be placed before appointing authority ..........

    JCM National Convention at New Delhi on 11th December, 2014

    JCM National Council Staff side organisations will be organizing a National Convention of all Central Government Employees at New Delhi on 11.12.2014. Railway. Defense and Confederation will participate in the convention ..........
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    Article on Postal task force report by Shri. M. Krishnan, Ex-Secretary General, NFPE & Secretary General, Confederation

    Lok Sabha Q&A : On large number of army officers and soldiers retiring in next 5 years

    Question

    (a) whether the Government is aware that a large number of officers and soldiers of the army are going to retire from the service in the next five years;  .........

    43 per cent of govt employees don’t have perks of govt job

    Nearly 43 per cent of all government employees in India are holding a temporary post, with no long-term benefits such as a provident fund to fall back on..........

    Assets declaration form to be simplified

    The format for declaration of assets and liabilities by government employees under the Lokpal rules may be simplified, following concerns raised by several departments............

    Monday, December 8, 2014

    EPFO may soon invest in equity

    The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), the institution invested with safeguarding and growing your retirement savings, usually does a poor job of its mandate. ..........

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    The Government's Plan To Make Rail Stations As Clean As Airports

    Railways Ministry under its new minister Suresh Prabhu has just revealed its plan to clean up railway stations across the country. And it's pretty detailed. Here are the highlights. .........

    Railway unions stage dharna to oppose 100% FDI

    As part of the joint decision taken by Central trade unions, the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR) including the Western Railway Mazdoor Sangh (WRMS) staged a dharna and ...........
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    SBI reduces interest on retail term deposits

    State Bank of India (SBI) has announced a reduction in interest rate on retail term deposits, in select maturities, with effect from December 8............

    EPFO settles 10 lakh PF claims in November

    Retirement fund body EPFO has settled 10 lakh claims, including withdrawal and transfer of provident fund, in the month of November. ........

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    India improves in corruption index, better than China

    Some good news for Indians - India's ranking in Corruption Perceptions Index by the Transparency International in 2014 has improved to 85th among 175 countries as against 94th last year. Lower ranking means less corruption. .............

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    Thursday, December 4, 2014

    NFPE parliament march today

    20,000 postal and RMC employees will march to parliament today (December 4, 2014) to protest against the negative attitude of the government towards postal employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks and casual labourers. Massive preparation .......
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    NDA, UPA - two sides of same coin : Confederation. Calls for parliament march and other programmes

    New Central Govt. under the leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has completed six months in office. As far as the common people and working class of this .......
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    Give pension to illegitimate kids of all govt employees: PIL

    Bombay high court has asked for a Central government circular to be produced which provides for giving pension to the illegitimate children of class one officers. ........

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    Govt staff adviced to do official work on ‘secure’ sites

    The Centre on Friday informed the Delhi High Court that to control flow of “sensitive” communication, employees of ministries and departments of central and state governments have been asked to .......
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