Monday, February 28, 2011

The Minister for Railways announced welfare measures for Railway employees

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The Minister for Railways, Mamata Banerjee announced a number of measures for the welfare of Railway employees in her budget speech in Parliament today. They are as follows:- 
1.      Expand the scope of Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for safety category staff by enhancing the existing criteria of grade pay from Rs. 1800/-  to Rs. 1900/- 
2.      Considering the Indian family structure and values, extending medical facilities to both dependent father and mother of railway employees. 
3.      Increasing the scholarship for the girl child of gang men and group ‘D’ employees to Rs.1200 per month for higher education. 
4.      Setting up of a Railway Vidyalaya Prabandhan Board (RVPB) to improve quality of education to children studying in 269 railway schools. The Board will draw up a plan for improving the physical and educational infrastructure of these schools to be implemented in a time frame of three years. 
5.      To provide 20 Road Medical Vans in remote and inaccessible areas for railway employees for easy access to medical facilities. 
6.      20 hostels for children of railway employees have been commissioned and another 20 would be set up next year. 
7.      Undertaking of restructuring of all cadres in the Railways to afford adequate promotional opportunities to the officers and staff. 
8.      Recruitment process has already been set in motion for filling the vacancies of about 1.75 lakh in Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ posts. Steps have also been taken to fill up about 13,000 posts in Railway Protection Force. These mega recruitment drives will cover the backlog of SC/ST and physically handicapped quota. 
9.      For the first time, the Ministry is inducting 16,000 ex-servicemen by end of March 2011. More than 1200 ex-servicemen in Railway Protection Force are being recruited. 
10.  A Training center is proposed to be started at Kharagpur to enhance skills of front line staff in dealing with the customers.  Multi-disciplinary training centers would be set up at Dharwad, Kolkata and Pune including an exclusive international center at Agra. A new basic training center at Kurseong is proposed to cater to the needs of North East Frontier Railway including Darjeeling-Himalayan Railway.

Thursday, February 24, 2011


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                      Trade union rally throws traffic out of gear in Delhi

A massive rally by trade unions demanding a change in economic and labour policies today threw traffic out of gear in the national capital causing inconvenience to a large number of people.
Traffic on roads leading to Connaught Place and Parliament Street was badly affected from 11 am as portions of main streets like Ashoka Road were closed for vehicular movement.
Vehicles were choc-a-bloc on Feroze Shah Road, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Madhavrao Scindia Road and Minto Road besides others. Parliament Street was closed from Patel Chowk towards Jantar Mantar.
Connaught Place, JLN Marg, Tilak Marg, Rajghat, Mandi House, Delhi Gate, Asaf Ali Marg, Netaji Subash Marg, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, Mathura Road, Bara Khamba and Sikandara Road were the other areas which saw massive traffic jams.
To reduce traffic congestion, goods vehicles were diverted at various points. Depending on traffic conditions, buses and private vehicles were also diverted.

Friday, February 18, 2011

The hindu .............Bangaluru edition.

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Include doubling of trunk routes in rail budget' Anil Kumar Sastry
A circular train between Hubli-Bangalore also demanded

Prakash Mandoth and C. Sunish

BANGALORE: Doubling of trunk railway routes between Bangalore–Miraj, Bangalore–Guntakal, Bangalore–Mysore and Bangalore–Dharmapuri are among the several demands put forth by the State Government, industrial and trade Union bodies from the State for inclusion in the Railway Budget.
Unless these already saturated trunk routes are doubled and electrified, introduction of new trains on the existing tracks will be difficult, according to the former member of Zonal Rail Users' Consultative Coordination Committees of Southern and South Western Railways, Prakash Mandoth.
He said South Western Railways (SWR) and Karnataka had not been receiving a fair budgetary allocation, despite making substantial contribution to the revenue of the Railways. Also, the State Government was willing to share 50 per cent of the project costs, Mr. Mandoth told The Hindu.
If the Ministry of Railways and the Railway Board did not give preferential treatment to the demands of Karnataka, the State's railway network would remain poor in comparison to other south Indian States, he warned.
Echoing a similar concern, general secretary of the All-India Loco Running Staff Association, SWR, C. Sunish said doubling of trunk routes, electrification and constructing new lines on routes of economic significance were the need of the hour.
The State Government too had already made its demands clear to the Railway Ministry.
New trains
Mr. Mandoth said there was need for new train services that include superfast train from Bangalore to Mumbai; daily train to Shirdi or Aurangabad; trains to Jammu, Varanasi, Amritsar, Dehradun and Indore; daily service to Belgaum; Garib Rath to Solapur to cater to the Hyderabad Karnataka people; direct train to Karwar; Hubli–Hyderabad service; Hubli–Bangalore circular train service via Londa, Madgaon, Karwar, Mangalore, Hassan, Bangalore and Hubli, and commuter rail service for Bangalore.
He said immediate attention should be given to doubling of track between Tumkur–Miraj; Bangalore–Guntakal and Bangalore–Dharmapuri, as these lines were already saturated. Doubling of lines would not only facilitate introduction of more passenger trains, but also speed up movement of goods trains, Mr. Mandoth noted.
Also, the new line between Hubli and Ankola should be given priority, he demanded. New Railway divisions in Gulbarga and Mangalore under SWR, pending for long time, should be sanctioned, he urged.
Mr. Sunish said that all trains originating and reaching Bangalore should be given stops at stations along the periphery of the city to prevent passengers' travel by road within the city.
The Bangalore–Devanahalli line should be doubled and electrified to run regular train to the international airport, he said. Mr. Sunish noted that speedy completion of Kadur–Chikmagalur–Sakaleshpur line would reduce the distance between Hubli and Mangalore.
A new line should be built between Mysore and Thalaserry via Kadakola, Suragur and Mananthavadi.
He also demanded re-routing of the 11097/ 98 Pune–Ernakulam Poornima Express via Hubli, Arsikere, Hassan, Mangalore instead of Londa and Madgaon and introduction of direct train between Hubli and Mangalore.
Meanwhile, the other demands which have come up ahead of the Railway budget include reasonable modification of passenger fares in view of diesel price hike; restriction on unwarranted concessions, namely, Izzat monthly pass etc; filling vacancies in critical and top posts.
Mr. Sunish felt that important sectors should not be handed over to private sector in the name of PPP.
He emphasized the importance of strict financial discipline and increase in Garib Rath passenger fares to include bed roll charges.
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Sunday, February 13, 2011

ANOTHER KALPANA IN AMERICA.....................

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                  KALPANA initiative freed two student from their radio tag and  still she is continuing her effort to achieve it 100%. Click on image to read details.


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Taxable Income
Up to Rs. 1, 60,000/- _______________ No Tax
From Rs. 1, 60,001/- to 5, 00,000/- ____________ ___ 10%of amount exceeding
Rs.1, 60,000/-.
From Rs. 5, 00,001/- to 8, 00,000/- ________________ Rs. 34,000.00+ 20% of amount
Exceeding Rs.5, 00,000/-
For women:-
Up to Rs. 1, 90,000/- _______________ No Tax
From Rs. 1, 90,001/- to 5, 00,000/- ____________ ___ 10%of amount exceeding
Rs.1, 90,000/-.
From Rs. 5, 00,001/- to 8, 00,000/- ________________ Rs. 31,000.00+ 20% of amount
Exceeding Rs.5, 00,000/-
I. Income Exempted From tax:-
1. Amount received under Life Insurance Policy.
2. Amount received from PF (temporary or final withdrawal).
3. Agricultural income.
4. Transfer Allowance.
5. Cell Allowance.
6. House Rent Allowance---subject to conditions,
Least of the following amount can be exempted if you submit receipt of rent paid.
a.) Actual HRA received , or
b.) Rent paid in excess of 10%of salary , or
c.) An amount equal to
n 50% of salary if accommodation is at Bombay, Calcutta, Delhi or Madras.
n 2/5th of salary if accommodation at any other place.
7. Mileage: - 70% of mileage up to a maximum of Rs. 10,000/- per month is exempted.
(To find out taxable amount in mileage –
@ Multiply mileage amount with 0.3, if your mileage is below Rs. 14,285/-
@ Deduct Rs.10, 000/- from mileage amount, if your mileage is Rs. 14,286/- or above.)
8. Children Education Allowance: Rs.100 per month per child (up to a Max of two children.)
9. Children Hostel Allowance: Rs.300 per month per child (up to a Max of two children.)
10. Transportation Allowance: Rs 800 per month.
II. Permissible Deductions:-
1. Mediclaim premium ------------------------------------ Up to Rs. 15,000/-
2. Medical treatment for handicapped dependents---------- Rs.50, 000/- to 70,000/ according
to severity of disability.
3. Medical treatment for specified diseases like Cancer, AIDS, Parkinson etc.----Rs. 40,000/-
4. Entire interest paid on loan taken for higher studies.
5. Full donation to Prime Ministers Relief Fund.
6. Professional Tax in full.
7. Housing Loan Interest paid up to Rs. 1, 50,000/- (if loan taken on or after 01.04.1999) if
deducted from Gross Total Income.
8. Deduction up to 1,00,000/-is allowed for the amount paid or deposited in certain specified schemes like PF, LIC, Shares, Debentures, Mutual Funds, Pension Funds, National Saving Certificate (NSC), Principle amount repaid on Housing Loan, Tuition Fee for two children, etc..
9. An additional Rs. 20,000/- will also be deducted if invested in specific infrastructure bond.
i. Now calculate your Gross Total Income.
ii. Exempt income as shown in Para I.
iii. Deduct permissible amount as shown in Para II.
iv. Now calculate your tax as per the slab given.
v. Add 3% of Tax as educational cess.
This will be your tax. For more details refer IT Rules.
Prepared by Com. MM Roly.

Adoption of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan at par with Central Government Civilian Employees.

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NEW DELHI-110 016

F.11029-16/2009-KVSHQ (Admn.I)-168
Date: 09.02.2011


Subject: – Adoption of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan at par with Central Government Civilian Employees.

The matter pertaining to adoption of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the teaching and non-teaching employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, at par with Central Government Civilian Employees, was under examination with the Ministry of HRD.

2. The approval of the Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India, as conveyed vide their letter No.F.3-18/2010 UT-2 dated 20th January, 2011, is communicated for adoption subject to the following conditions:

*MACP Scheme is extended to the Non-academic (non-teaching) Group ‘B’ &’C’ employees of KVS.

*The guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel & Training vide O.M. No.35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated the 19th May, 2009, shall apply mutatis mutandis. (Annexure I).

*This scheme is in supersession of the previous ACP Scheme and clarifications issued thereunder and will be applicable w.e.f. 01.09.2008.

*The MACPS envisages merely placement in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pav bands and grade pay as given in Section I, part A of the first schedule of the CCS (Revised Pay ) Rules,2008. Thus the pay band and grade pay at the time of financial up-gradation under the MACPS to the Non-academic (non-teaching) Group ‘B’ &’C’. employees of KVS will be given as per Annexure II.

*To make the MACP Scheme operational, the competent authorities shall ensure the conduct of first screening committee within one month from the date of issue of the OM and all eligible cases should be cleared within two months.

*The screening committee shall be headed by a Chairman and will consist of at least three members who shall be not below the rank of Under Secretary (i.e. pay band 3 with grade pay of Rs.6600/-), of which one member shall be belonging to SC/ST/Minority community. The recommendations of the screening committee shall be placed before the appointing authority for approval.

This issues with the approval of the commissioner, KVS.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

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Revised travel entitlements of gazetted officers on duty passes, privilege passes and post retirement complimentary passes.

RBE No.18 /2011

No. E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38
New Delhi, the 3rd February, 2011

The General Managers
All Zonal Railways and
Production Units.
Sub: Revised travel entitlements of gazetted officers on duty passes, privilege passes and post retirement complimentary passes.

     Consequent upon revision of Pay Scales on the basis of decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, the question of revision of existing entitlements for travel on duty passes, privilege passes/PTOs and post-retirement complimentary passes in the case of gazetted officers has been under consideration of this Ministry.

2. The matter has been examined and the President is pleased to decide that the entitlements of different categories of gazetted officers for travel on (i) duty and (ii)privilege passes/PTOs and post retirement complimentary passes shall be as per Annexure-1 and 2 respectively.

3. In all other respects, the extant provisions of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 (Second Edition, 1993) will continue to apply.

4. Necessary amendment to the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition,1993) shall follow.

5. The revised entitlements would take effect from 06-01-2011.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Hindi version will follow.

8. Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

(Debasis Mazumdar) 
Joint Director Establishment (Welfare) 
Railway Board.

Monday, February 7, 2011

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   Every one want to collect money in their various way by popular nook and hook. If some one burnt the currency then what will be your reaction ? See one of such incident and action of bureaucracy
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Thursday, February 3, 2011

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Yashwant Sonawane

We salute Additional District Collector Yashwant Sonawane who laid his life while on duty during raids to uncover illegal hoarding of kerosene and petrol.