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Monday, 19 August 2013

RAILWAY EMPLOYEES STRIKE: 7th CPC, MERGER OF DA Etc - Government Reply in LOK SABHA

RAILWAY EMPLOYEES STRIKE: 7th CPC, MERGER OF DA Etc - Government Reply in LOK SABHA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED  QUESTION NO: 897
ANSWERED ON: 08.08.2013
STRIKE BY RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

897 .    Shri GURUDAS DAS GUPTA
  
R. THAMARAISELVAN
P. LINGAM
S. RAMASUBBU

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have threatened to go on an indefinite strike in case their demands are not met;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the reaction of the Railways thereto and the manner in which the Railways propose to address the situation so as to prevent such strike?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI ADHIR RANJAN CHOWDHURY)

(a) and (b): All India Railwaymen’s Federation (A.I.R.F.) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (N.F.I.R.) have made numerous demands. Some of the demands are setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission, abolition of New Pension Scheme, merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay, filling up of all vacant posts, implementation of the report of Joint Committee for career growth of Track Maintainer, reduction in duty hours of staff. While A.I.R.F. have indicated that if their grievances are not resolved in a time bound programme, the Federation would be compelled to conduct strike ballot as a first step. N.F.I.R. have decided to give a time of four months to the Government for satisfactorily settling their demands failing which the Federation will be compelled to give call for ‘Indefinite Strike’ on Railways.

(c): Some of the demands like setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission (7CPC), abolition of New Pension Scheme, Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay which are not within the purview of Ministry of Railways are being considered for referring to concerned Ministries/ Departments. In accordance with Government’s policy, other demands of the Federations are given due consideration within the framework of existing rules and financial constraints, and action as considered necessary is taken.

Source: CG Staff News
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Ministry of Railways: Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue by Railways goes up by 7.90 per cent during April-July 2013

Ministry of Railways: Commodity-Wise Freight Revenue by Railways goes up by 7.90 per cent during April-July 2013

The Railways have generated Rs. 29690.16 crore of revenue earnings from commodity-wise freight traffic during 1st April to 31st July 2013 as compared to Rs. 27515.90 crore during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 7.90 per cent. Railways carried 343.00 million tonnes of commodity-wise freight traffic during April-July 2013 as compared to 327.02 million tonnes carried during the corresponding period last year, registering an increase of 4.89 per cent.

Out of the total earnings of Rs. 6894.61 crore from commodity-wise freight traffic during the month of July 2013, Rs. 3023.64 crore came from transportation of 42.36 million tonnes of coal, followed by Rs. 625.98 crore from 9.97 million tonnes of iron ore for exports, steel plants and for other domestic user, Rs. 564.47 crore from 7.98 million tonnes of cement, Rs. 539.66 crore from 4.34 million tonnes of foodgrains, Rs. 447.44 crore from 3.81 million tonnes of petroleum oil and lubricant (POL), Rs. 413.24 crore from 3.09 million tonnes of Pig iron and finished steel from steel plants and other points, Rs. 369.53 crore from 4.09 million tonnes of fertilizers, Rs. 112.12 crore from 1.38 million tonnes of raw material for steel plants except iron ore, Rs. 373.29 crore from 3.66 million tonnes by container service and Rs. 425.24 crore from 5.53 million tonnes of other goods.

AKS/HK/BS/DK
(Release ID :98328)

Source: PIB News
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TNTET Exam 2013 : Examinations completed without confusion..! Key Answers for Part 1 and 2 will publish very soon

TNTET Exam 2013 : Examinations completed without confusion..! Key Answers for Part 1 and 2 will publish very soon…

Tamil Nadu Teachers Eligibility Test 2013 has been completed successfully yesterday in Tamil Nadu. The tests were conducted on 17th and 18th August 2013 at thousands of examination centers across the state by TRB.

The test conducted for more than 14 thousand vacancies in the category of primary and PG teachers. Candidates are expressed that the second paper was easy to answer all questions than first paper.

More than one thousand exam centers had been arranged to conduct TET for two days by TRB throughout the state and nearly four lakh candidates were presented in the examination halls instead of 4.11 lakh. More than eleven thousand candidates were absent.

The answer key will publish in their official website within three weeks, pl.click the link given below to watch regularly…

Tamil Nadu Teacher Eligibility Test  Answer Key 2013
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Implementation of e-leave management system

Implementation of e-leave management system

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Telecommunications
Sanchar Bhavan, 20 Ashoka Road, New Delhi — 110 001

Dated 15th July 2013


Sub: Implementation of e-leave management system.

IT Cell, DoT is requested to provide requisite guidelines/training to all officers/officials working in DoT(HQ) so that e-leave management system may be implemented completely. Requisite in-puts for this purpose have already been provided by Administration Wings to IT Cell. Staff of Admn. have also taken part in the training organized by IT Cell during month of June, 2013, however, being familiar with c-leave management system, mostly by Admn. Staff, does not serve the purpose of implementation of this system. IT Cell is, therefore, requested to organize training on c-leave management system for all employees of DoT (Hqrs).


SD/-
Nirmala Dev
Under Secretary(Admin.II)
SOURCE: http://www.dot.gov.in/sites/default/files/DOC160713.pdf
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Total Staff Strength and number of Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Country

Total Staff Strength and number of Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Country

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-671
ANSWERED ON-12.08.2013

Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country
671 . SHRI T.K. RANGARAJAN
(a) the number of Kendriya Vidyalayas throughout the country;
(b) the sanctioned strength of staff for these schools;
(c) whether there is any short fall in the sanctioned strength; and
(d) if so, the measures proposed to fill up the shortfall?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(DR. SHASHI THAROOR)

(a) The number of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) throughout the country at present is 1091.
(b) As on date the total sanctioned strength of teaching and non-teaching posts in the KVs is 57,170.
(c) No, Sir.
(d) A total of 9853 posts in different categories are lying vacant in KVs all over the country. The occurrence of the vacancies due to retirement, resignation etc. and the filling up of these vacancies by promotion, direct recruitment and limited departmental examination as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules of the KVS, is a continuous process. The shortfall of teachers, if any, is met by measures like placement on contractual basis and by providing teachers from the neighboring KVs so that the education of the students do not suffer.

Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A
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VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and AR

VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and AR

The below information was submitted in Parliament as a written reply by the Minister of Home Affairs on 6th August, the table of CAPF personnel proceeded on Voluntary Retirement during each of the last three years and the current year. And the action taken by the Central Government as remedial measures to stop such cases and improve the service and working of CAPF.

Last three years and current year report is given below...


YEAR
 
OFFICERS/GOs#
JCOs/SOs#
ORs#
Total
 
 
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Total
2010CRPF16123082522272804
 BSF18#171#5254#5443
 ITBP2#422418#464
 SSB7#49#391#447
 CISF291235261110888
 AR##18#7153736
2011CRPF26#280252026262383
 BSF26#202#5649#5877
 ITBP4#421342#389
 SSB1#35II276#313
 CISF231252468211973
 AR##2027744800
2012CRPF201321204491234876
 BSF19#225#3227#3471
 ITBP8#782256#344
 SSB4#62#381#447
 CISF231230177871040
 AR##2413512378
2013
(upto June,
2013)
CRPF17112951177141343
 BSF14#108#1117#1239
 ITBP 334198#136
 SSB1#18 941114
 CISF116112564324
 AR##812732284
Total
 
262
7
2874
77
32159
134
35513

(GOs-Gazetted Officer, JCO/SOs-Junior Commanding Officer/Subordinate Officers, # ORs- Other Ranks)

From the above, it may be seen that the total number of personnel who have proceeded on voluntary retirement during last three years and the current year is only 35513, which is about 1.18% of the Forces posted strength per year. The personnel proceed on voluntary retirement from service mainly due to various personal and domestic reasons including children/family issues, health/illness of self or family, social/family obligations and commitments etc. The Government has taken following steps to improve the service and working conditions of the personnel:

(i) Implementing a transparent, rational and fair leave policy;

(ii) Grant of leave to the Force personnel to attend to their urgent domestic problems/issues/needs;

(iii) Regular interaction, both formal and informal, among Commanders, officers and troops to find out and address their problems;

(iv) Revamping of grievances redressaI machinery;

(v) Regulating duty hours to ensure adequate rest and relief;

(vi) Improving living conditions through provision of basic amenities! facilities for troops and their families;

(vii) Motivating the forces through increased risk, hardship and other allowances;

(viii) Provision of STD telephone facilities to the troops to facilitate being in touch th their family members and to reduce tension in the remote locations;

(ix) Better medical facilities for troops and their families including introduction of Composite Hospitals with specialized facilities;

(x) Organising talks by doctors and other specialists to address their personal and psychological concerns;

(xi) Yoga and meditation classes for better stress management;

(xii) Recreational and sports facilities and provision of team games and sports etc;

(xiii) Providing welfare measures like Central Police canteen facility to the troops and their families, scholarships to their wards, etc;

(xiv) Giving status of ex-CAPFs personnel to the retired personnel of CAPFs, which is expected to boost the morale of the existing CAPFs personnel and also expected to provide better identity, community recognition and thus higher esteem and pride in the society to the Ex-CAPFs personnel.

Source: Central Government News
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