Wednesday, August 27, 2014

EPFO retains interest rate at 8.75% for current fiscal



NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO's trustees on Tuesday decided to retain interest payment on provident fund deposits for 2014-15 at 8.75 per cent. 

"It has been decided to pay 8.75 per cent interest in the current fiscal," Central Provident Fund Commissioner (CPFC) K K Jalan told PTI after the meeting of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT), the apex decision making body of the Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO). 

The EPFO has about 5 crore subscribers and the decision will have a bearing on their retirement fund. 
The decision to retain the interest rate on the provident fund deposits at last year's level was taken despite some protest by the trade union members of the CBT, sources said. 

The final notification for payment of the interest rate for the current fiscal will be issued by the finance ministry later.

The EPFO had provided 8.75 per cent rate of interest on PF deposits for 2013-14, which was higher than 8.5 per cent paid for the previous fiscal. 

Source : TOI

Air India offers tickets for Rs 100

NEW DELHI: Air India will sell tickets for Rs 100 (taxes extra) for five days from Wednesday — which it will celebrate as Air India Day to commemorate the merger of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India on this day in 2007.

"On this occasion Air India is launching the Air India Offer for its travellers. Under the scheme tickets will be offered for Rs 100/- apart from all applicable taxes. The sale of these tickets will be made only through the Air India website for five days from August 27 to 31 2014 for travel between August 27 and September 30, 2014, only," an AI statement said.

This is the first time that the airline will be celebrating the Air India Day. A function will be held to celebrate the day and also to award the meritorious employees of Air India.

Source : TOI 

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Enhancement of rate of honorarium to IO/PO for conducting inquiries under Rule-10 GS writes to Dte.




No. GS/AIAIASP/GDS-Hon/2013                                    dated :    25/8/2014

To,
Ms Kavery Banerjee,
Secretary (Posts),
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi 110 001.

Sub: Grant of honorarium to part time Inquiry Officers/ Presenting Officers for conducting inquiries under Rule-10 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 and revision of financial powers delegated to CPMG for sanction of the Honorarium.

Ref:   Directorate memo No C-32016/03/2005-VP dated 23.08.2005.

Respected Madam,
  
        IP/ASP Association would like to invite your kind attention to this Association’s letter of even number dated 22/6/2013 followed by reminders dated 13/9/2013 and 11/11/2013, 1/2/2014, 25/4/2014 and 23/6/2014 whereby it was brought to the notice that, Directorate vide memo No 32016/12/2011-VP dated 04.07.2011 on the basis of notification issued by DOP&T has revised honorarium rates for Inquiry Officers/ Presenting Officers engaged for conducting departmental enquiries which was further revised on 8.1.2013. Under the existing structure, minimum Rs 5000/- and Maximum 10000/- are required to be sanctioned as honorarium if the enquiry is completed within stipulated time frame. But no such revision whatsoever has been made for IO/PO for conducting GDS inquiries, perhaps this was not part of DOP&T memo as no such cadre exists in any other department except DOP.

        It is further bring to your kind notice that the minimum rate of honorarium have already been revised for departmental inquiries and the FR 46 B also stood amended (vide MOF, DOE I.CU.O.No.4.2/5/2008-IC dated 29.01.2009). The issue in question was discussed at length with the then Secretary (Posts) and OSD to Secretary (Posts) in the informal meeting held on 23/9/2013. During the course of dialogue, both the officers apprehending the position, assured that Department will re-look into the matter and shall accordingly convey the approval, but till date nothing is heard from Directorate despite issue of above captioned reminders.

        It is therefore requested to pass an order to resolve this long pending issue at the earliest.
       
Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Vilas Ingale)
General Secretary

Friday, August 22, 2014

Transfers and postings in group "B" cadre in HCR.

Circle Office has on 22.08.2014 issued the following transfers and postings in Hyderabad City Region.

1. Sri K.Jayaraju ADM (PLI) CO transferred as Supdt PSD Hyderabad.

2. Sri P.Sivashankaraiah Supdt PSD Hyderabad (Adhoc) posted as Supdt CSD,

3. Smt. G.Hymavathi Supdt CSD  posted as ADM (PLI), % the CPMG Hyderabad. 

Association conveys best wishes to the officers on their  new assignment.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

My Stamps new designs launched.


India Post has launched 'My Stamp' at Indipex-2011, World Philatelic Exhibition on 12th February 2011. 17 different sheets were made available during the launch of 'My Stamps' having designs/themes of 12 diff. Sun signs (Aries, Taurus, Gemini, Leo, Virgo, Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces, Cancer and Capricorn) Taj Mahal, Jungle lore (Wildlife: Indian lion, Indian elephant, Tiger, Rhino), Tales of Panchatantra (The lion and the rabit, The monkey and the crocodile, The crow and the snake and The tortoise and the geese, Full steam ahead (Locomotives: WP/1, 1963, WDM2, 1963
, GIP No. 1, 1853 and F/1, 1895) and Flying high (Aeroplanes: LCA - Tejas, Dhruv and HT-2).
 
In the second phase four new designs on Flower theme (Lily, Dahlia, Cineraria and Pansy) were launched on 19th October, 2012.
 
 
As per the Directorate OM No. 17-5/2013-Phil, dated 22nd July 2014, 10 new themes of My Stamps have been launched, viz. Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Taj Mahal, Hawa Mahal, Mysore Palace, Fairy Queen, Port Blair Island, Ajanta Caves, St. Francis Church and Greetings.
 
These new themes are based on local tourist attraction places. Therefor the distribution of the same has been prepared in view of the location of the above places, except Taj Mahal, Fairy Queen and Greetings which are distributed to all postal circles, rest of the themes are circulated only to the concerned circle headquarters. However My Stamp Counters and philatelic bureaux of the circles other than the philatelic bureau situated at circle headquarter can place their demand of My Stamp sheetlets to the philatelic bureau situated at circle headquarters.

Source: IP&ASP Chq.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

What is EBOLA?



It's a virus that attacks a person’s blood system:
Ebola is what scientists call a hemorrhagic fever - it operates by making its victims bleed from almost anywhere on their body. Usually victims bleed to death.
Ebola is highly contagious; Being transmitted via contact with body fluids such as blood, sweat, saliva, semen or other body discharges.
Ebola is however NOT AN AIRBORNE VIRUS!
EXTREMELY deadly: About 90% of people that catch Ebola will die from it. It's one of the deadliest diseases in the world, killing in just a few weeks.
Untreatable(no cure): Ebola has no known treatment or cure. Victims are usually treated for symptoms with the faint hope that they recover.
How Do I Know Someone has Ebola?
•Fever •Headache •Diarrhoea •Vomiting •Weakness •Joint & Muscle pains •Stomach Pain •Lack of Appetite
Protect Yourself: •Wash Your Hands with Soap Do this a lot. You can also use a good hand sanitizer. Avoid unnecessary physical contact with people.
■Restrict yourself to food you prepared yourself.
■Disinfect Your Surroundings The virus cannot survive disinfectants,heat, direct sunlight,detergents and soaps.
Clean up!: •Fumigate If you have Pests. •Rodents can be carriers of Ebola. •Fumigate your environment & dispose off the carcasses properly! •Dead bodies CAN still transmit Ebola. •Don't touch them without protective gear or better yet avoid them altogether.
Protect Yourself: •Use protective gear if you must care or go near someone you suspect has Ebola.
Report: •Report any suspicious symptoms in yourself or anyone else IMMEDIATELY.
Do not delay!
Educate Everyone: •Tell your neighbours, colleagues and domestic staff (anyone really). Basically you're safer when everyone is educated.

Source:GS IP/ASP Association 

Friday, August 15, 2014

Independence day greetings.


Greetings to all the members and viewers on the occasion of 68th independence day.

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Transfers and postings in group "B" cadre in Hyderabad Region.

The Regional Office Hyderabad vide their memo number PMG(H)/ST/1-17/PS Gr-B/2014 dated 05.08.2014 issued the following transfers and postings.

 Sri J.Pandari SP Adilabad division has been transferred and posted as SP Mahabubnagar division vice Sri A. Venkatreddy SP Mahabubnagar transferred and posted as SP Adilabad. Association conveys best wishes the officers on their new assignment.