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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

NFIR’s proposals for Rail Budget 2016-17

NFIR’s proposals for Rail Budget 2016-17: NFIRNational Federation of Indian Railwaymen3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055No. IV/NFIR/RAIL-BUDGET/PT.IIDated: 05/01/2016Shri Suresh Prabhu,Hon’ble Minister for Railways,Rail Mantralaya,Rail Bhavan,New Delhi.Respected Sir,Sub: NFIR’s proposals for Rail Budget 2016-17-reg.NFIR wishes to bring to your kind notice that the Railway Ministers have made budget pronouncements for Staff Welfar....
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Govt. okeys 33% reservation for women in paramilitary forces

Govt. okeys 33% reservation for women in paramilitary forces: The Home Minister Rajnath Singh has approved 33 per cent reservation in constable level posts in Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and 14-15 per cent posts in border guarding forces of Border Security Force (BSF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) for women. The reservation will start immediately."With a view to enhance r....
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7th CPC implementation likely after May 2016

7th CPC implementation likely after May 2016: It looks like that the Government will accept the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission and implement the recommendations only after May 2016.Things will become clear only after Finance Ministry announces the details on implementation, and that is expected to happen before Budget 2016-17 in February.Then there are Assembly elections expected in Pondicherry, Assam, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, and ....
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Tata to launch budget hatchback Zica on January 20

Tata to launch budget hatchback Zica on January 20: Tata Motors will launch the all-new Zica hatchback in India on January 20, 2016. The Tata Zica will be offered with two 3-cylinder engines to choose from – a 1.2- Revotron petrol and a 1.05-litre Revotorq diesel. The petrol motor makes 85PS at 6,000rpm and 114Nm of peak torque from 3,500rpm.The diesel mill produces 70PS at 4,000rpm and 140Nm between 1,800 and 3,000rpm. We drove both variants and f....
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Monday, January 4, 2016

Ex-servicemen meet Arun Jaitley, seek changes in OROP notification

Ex-servicemen meet Arun Jaitley, seek changes in OROP notification: A delegation of ex-servicemen on Sunday met finance minister Arun Jaitley and submitted a memorandum seeking "corrections" in the One Rank One Pension (OROP) notification, as their protest on the issue entered the 203rd day."A five-member delegation met the finance minister and told him that the actual OROP has not been granted. The notification issued has serious flaws and we requested him for co....
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Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu demands exemption from NPS for railway staff

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu demands exemption from NPS for railway staff: Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to consider a long-pending demand of Railways employees to exempt them from the National Pension Scheme just like the defence forces.“May I request you to kindly have a re-look into the case sympathetically and consider favourably the demand of the Railway Federations to exempt Railway employees from the purview of NPS,”....
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Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu demands exemption from NPS for railway staff

Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu demands exemption from NPS for railway staff: Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu has urged Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to consider a long-pending demand of Railways employees to exempt them from the National Pension Scheme just like the defence forces.“May I request you to kindly have a re-look into the case sympathetically and consider favourably the demand of the Railway Federations to exempt Railway employees from the purview of NPS,”....
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Govt. considering gratuity for employees under NPS

Govt. considering gratuity for employees under NPS: Government is considering a proposal to provide gratuity to its employees covered under National Pension System (NPS) on retirement, Parliament was informed today."As per the amendment, the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules are not applicable to the government employees appointed after December 31, 2003," said Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha in a written reply to Rajya Sabha.On int....
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PF Withdrawal Made Easier : 10 Facts

PF Withdrawal Made Easier : 10 Facts: Of late, the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has taken many steps to make provident fund (PF) accounts more user-friendly. Earlier this month, EPFO allowed its subscribers to file their PF withdrawal applications directly to the retirement fund body without employers' attestation.Here is a 10-Point Cheat-Sheet:1) This facility is applicable for subscribers, if details such as Aadhaar....
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How to Withdraw EPF Without Employer Signature

How to Withdraw EPF Without Employer Signature: With Universal Account Number (UAN) gaining popularity, the EPFO recently launched new withdrawal forms for employees for UAN registered members. The new forms will have easy withdrawal process and the amount will be directly credited to your bank account.Universal Account Number is provided by your employer which needs to be activated by visiting EPFO site.Few conditions to meet to with....
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DoPT minister, Shri. Jitendra Singh clarifies - No proposal for retirement age changes

DoPT minister, Shri. Jitendra Singh clarifies - No proposal for retirement age changes: In Lok Sabha today, the Dopt Minister Shri Jitendra Singh said that there is no proposal to reduce the retirement age to 58 years of age or 33 years of service for Central Government employees.In a written reply for the question regarding the retirement age of Central Government employees in Parliament today, the concerend Minster of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh said that the there is no suc....
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