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Declaration of Holiday on 14th April 2019 - Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar - DoPT Order

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April 2019 - Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar [DoPT Order]

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F No 12/6/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section


North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th March, 2019.


Subject: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2019-Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.

              It has been decided to declare Sunday, the 14th April 2019, as a public holiday on account of the birthday of Dr B.R.Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India by invoking the powers under Section 25 of Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

2.           All Ministries/Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
2309 2338

Goa State Government CM Parrikar dies from pancreatic cancer at age 63

Goa State Government CM Parrikar dies from pancreatic cancer at age 63

Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar died at his Panaji residence on Sunday evening just over a year after he was detected with pancreatic cancer. He was 63.

Parrikar is survived by two sons and their families. His wife Medha Parrikar died twelve years ago.
“Chief Minister passed away around 6.40 pm Sunday,” a senior state government official said.
“Extremely sorry to hear of the passing of Shri Manohar Parrikar, Chief Minister of Goa, after an illness borne with fortitude and dignity,” President Ram Nath Kovind tweeted.

Hours earlier, GOA CMO had tweeted that his condition was “extremely critical” and “doctors are trying their best”.

Parrikar’s health, which has been fluctuating for a year, took a turn for the worse in the past two days.
Parrikar was suffering from advanced pancreatic cancer and had been in and out of hospitals in Goa, Mumbai, New York and New Delhi over the past year.

Parrikar had been unwell since February 2018 when he was diagnosed with a pancreatic ailment.
Sources said former defence minister Parrikar had been on life support system since late Saturday night.

Parrikar started off in the RSS when he was young and studied at the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. After the RSS approved his joining the BJP, he was elected to Goa’s Assembly in 1994.
He became Chief Minister for the first time in 2000 and in 2014, replaced Arun Jaitley as Minister of Defence. However, he chose to return to Goa as chief minister after the March 2016 elections.


BSNL clears employees salaries in February 2019

BSNL clears employees salaries in February 2019

BSNL, a state - owned telecoms company, said that its 1,76 lakh employees were cleared of their pending february salaries.
The company also announced the launch of various schemes to increase its market share and revenue.
“We have disbursed salary of all employees that was pending for the month of February. BSNL employees have ensured that customers services run uninterrupted despite issues that they were facing. Now we will aggressively focus on increasing our market share and revenue with attractive schemes,” BSNL Chairman and Managing Director Anupam Shrivastava told PTI.

The BSNL CMD Thursday had said that the telco was using internal accruals of Rs 850 crore to clear the February salary.

He had stressed that with the telecom department’s support, there would be no delay in salary disbursement in coming months.

BSNL Friday announced free voice call on its ‘Wings’ mobile app and free broadband services for a period of 30 days to attract new customers.

Under the scheme, BSNL landline and mobile customers can make unlimited calls across India for free for a period of 30 days through its Wing mobile application and make calls to any landline or mobile number in India for Rs 1.2 per minute when they are travelling abroad.

“The Wings app annual activation charge is Rs 1,100 but we are giving it to all students at 20 per cent discount, all central and state government at 50 per cent discount and BSNL employees for 75 per cent discount,” BSNL Wings (OSD) AK Jain said.

Post the free offer, Wings users can make calls using any wifi network and will need to pay as per their landline or mobile subscription plan.

BSNL customers can divert incoming calls on their landline or mobile phone to the Wings app.
“We are not charging money for diverting calls to the app,” Jain said.

Besides voice calls, the state-run firm announced free broadband service for its landline and new customers for 30 days. Under the offer, customers availing broadband connection will get 5Gb per day data.

Though the scheme is not applicable for existing broadband customers, the company has announced “25 per cent cash back and Amazon prime subscription for a year on zero cost” for them.

Amid tariff war fuelled by Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Jio, BSNL is the only company, apart from Jio, that gained new customers in mobile segment, according to the Trai data.

The company, however, had been losing landline customers and expects new schemes to check the decline.


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