Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Cabinet clears 7th Pay Commission

The Cabinet has cleared all recommendations made by the Seventh Pay Commission report that will result in about 23.55 percent overall increase in salaries, allowances and pension for more than 1 crore government staff and pensioners. The move is expected to give a big boost to the economy as consumption demand in urban areas is likely rise owing to the rising income levels.

In January, the government had set up a high-powered panel headed by Cabinet Secretary PK Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission which will have a bearing on the remuneration of nearly 50 lakh central government employees and 58 lakh pensioners.

The Sinha committee has submitted its report on the recommendations, a PTI report said.

Here's a quick look at the recommendations and the likely implications for the economy:

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Change Begins With You


The Govt Proposes To Complete The ‘IT Modernization Project’ Covering All The 1,54,939 Post Offices By March, 2017


Post Offices in Villages 

Will the Minister of

(a) whether the Government has any scheme to open post-offices in all the villages in the country;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the time by which all the villages are to be provided with post offices;

(c) the steps being taken to make post offices a medium for making goods and services available to each citizen in the country;

(d) whether the Government proposes to link all the schemes with post offices and carry-out computerization and modernization of nearly 1.55 lakh post offices on the lines of banks in the country; and

(e) if so, the time by which modernization of all post offices in the country is proposed to be completed?


(a) No, Madam.
(b) Does not arise in view of (a) above.
(c) Postal services like Speed Post, Parcel Service, Logistic Post, Money Order Service, Mobile Money Transfer Service, Insurance Service is a medium for making goods and services available to citizens in the country through a network of 1,54,939 Post Offices. In addition to regular Departmental postal network, steps have also been taken to consolidate the medium of postal service for making goods and services available to citizens in the country through Panchayat Sanchar Sewa Kendras (PSSKs), Franchise Outlets (FOs) and Authorized Postal Agents. 

(d) Yes, Madam. The Government has initiated to link all the schemes with Post Offices through an ‘IT Modernization Project’ on the lines of the Banks in the country. 

(e) The Government proposes to complete the ‘IT Modernization Project’ covering all the 1,54,939 Post Offices by March, 2017. 

Change management work shop on Sunday and Holiday

The Chief Postmaster General,
AP Circle

          Sub:-Conduction of work shop on change management on sundays - Reg.

          Ref:- RO Vijayawada letter No: EDP/Change Management/Workshop dated                  25.2.2016.
           With reference to the above cited letter this is to submit that  work shop on change management is going to be conduct in Vijayawada region  on Sundays i.e 13.3.2016, 20.3.2016 and 27.3.2016. On Good Friday i.e 25.3.2016 also conducting such work shop. Consequent on CBS and Mc.mish the staff were already working up to night 1000pm also in many A, B, C class offices. After six days continuous work one rest must for every body. As per the Directorate instructions no training should be conducted on Sundays and holidays. 

           My union request the Hon'ble CPMG sir kindly look into the matter and issue suitable instructions to cancel such training on Sundays and Holidays.

with regards,  

Sivaji Vasireddy, Circle Secretary NAPE Gr-c, AP Circle 9959538622

Copy to:

The Postmaster General, Vijayawada Region, Vijayawada for necessary action. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Central employees may have to dress in Khadi on friday

Friday dressing may have a new meaning for government employees - wearing khadi to work.

The government is considering a plea from the Khadi & Village Industries Commission to appeal to employees to wear clothes made from the hand-spun fabric at least once a week as part of a plan to boost khadi production and benefit small weavers across the country.

"We are discussing this with the government and we will make an appeal. Employees can wear it to work on just one day," KVIC chairman VK Saxena told TOI, when contacted. Sources in the government said the entire exercise would be voluntary but the idea is to increase sales. "Even if everyone buys one khadi garment, imagine the rise in sales," said an officer. The central government currently has around 35 lakh employees, which does not include the railways and defence personnel.

Officers, however, are not opposed to the plan. "I wear handloom saris most of the time. It's not a big deal," said an officer. Another officer described it as a "good idea" and added that a lot of officers were already wearing Fabindia shirts and will probably need to add one from Khadi to their wardrobe. Separately, KVIC is entering into tie ups with companies such as Fabindia and Raymond to retail high-end khadi at some outlets.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emerged as a brand ambassador of sorts for khadi urging people to buy. This has already provided a fillip to sales. In fact, boosting production is now a major challenge for KVIC, which has separately sought to push khadi for uniform in government schools, defence forces, railways and Air India.

However, the issue of Khadi Friday dressing for central government employees may trigger a debate in central government offices.

Source : Times of India

Aadhaar number for lodging of Public Grievances on Centralized/Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS)

Recently voluntary mentioning of Aadhaar Card Number has been introduced along with other relevant information for the purpose of lodging of Public Grievances on Centralized/Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) which is an online platform for lodging of Public Grievances. However, it is not mandatory and is purely voluntary for assisting in better resolving of grievances.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question by Shri Malyadri Sriram in the Lok Sabha today. 


Monday, March 7, 2016

Happy Women’s Day!


This blog is salute to the women across the globe who has sacrificed her life for the betterment of the family , society and nation.she is just like foundation stone of nation. People always praise the building but it is always the strong support of foundation stone(woman) that sustain the skyscrapers.

Who is she? The wife, the mother, the daughter, the daughter in law, the sister or any body else? How a person can have these many names? Are they different person?

No- these many names stand only for one human being and Her name is Women. Women-The Beautiful Creation of God.

She is very beautiful, with body, with mind. She is beautiful because she is full of love.

She sacrifices her happiness and wants to see others as happy. She builds the home. She gives the good values to children. She is the base of home, without her the home would fall down.
If u ask me, out of eight wonders of world, the first wonder should be the Women. Don you think so? She is Madonna, She is the beautiful Imagination of leonardo da vinci, She is Mother Teresa. She has many appearances.
“The origin of a child is a mother, a woman… She shows a man what loving, caring and sharing is all about..” said Sushmita Sen, India’s first Miss Universe, in the final round of the contest. An answer which was greeted with tremendous applause and which probably, led her to win the crown.
From starting the women has been fought against the exploitation and Harassment in domestic and working field, even in some countries she does not enjoy the basic rights. In spite of of that she has achieved many milestones in each and every field. She is not less than a guy now.
If you are a girl, be proud of your self for being a girl. If you are a guy think about any women in you life whether your mother, your wife or any good friend. Have you given her enough respect? Its my request to you that on the occasion of this Women’s day you express her the gratitude, love and appreciation.
A nation’s progress is directly dependent on the progress of it’s women .We can’t imagine society without women , we will feel like fish out of water . It’s scary to dream even the world without women.
 Happy Women’s Day


Monday, February 29, 2016

Krishi Kalyan Cess of 0.5% on all taxable services

Oscars Awards 2016 Winners List

Oscars Awards 2016 Winners List
Best Picture: "Spotlight"

Best Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio

Best Actress: Brie Larson

Best Director: Alejandro G. Inarritu

Supporting Actor: Mark Rylance, "Bridge of Spies."

Supporting Actress: Alicia Vikander, "The Danish Girl."

Adapted Screenplay: "The Big Short."

Original Screenplay: "Spotlight."

Animated Feature Film: "Inside Out."

Production Design: "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Cinematography: "The Revenant."

Sound Mixing: "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Sound Editing: "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Original Score: "The Hateful Eight"

Original Song: "Writings on the Wall."

Costume Design: "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Documentary Feature: "Amy."

Documentary (short subject): "A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness."

Film Editing: "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Makeup and Hairstyling: "Mad Max: Fury Road."

Animated Short Film: "Bear Story."

Visual Effects: "Ex Machina."

Foreign Language Film: "Son of Saul."

Live Action Short: "Stutterer."


Finance Minister Sri. Arun Jaitley, presented the Union Budget for the year 2016-17 on 29/02/2016.This is his 3rd Union Budget. With an eye on supporting the small tax-payer and the small investor, the Minister announced a slew of schemes, and income tax exemptions. Here are the Highlights of Union Budget 2016.


o    Growth of Economy accelerated to 7.6% in 2015-16.
o     Robust growth achieved despite very unfavourable global conditions and two consecutive years shortfall in monsoon by 13%§India hailed as a ‘bright spot’ amidst a slowing global economy by IMF.
o     Despite increased devolution to States by 55% as a result of the 14th Finance Commission award, plan expenditure increased at RE stage in 2015-16 – in contrast to earlier years.§Foreign exchange reserves touched highest ever level of about 350 billion US dollars.
Nine pillars of the Budget
1.      Governance, 
2.      Ease of doing business, 

3.      Fiscal discipline, 
4.      Tax reforms, 
5.      Agriculture and farmers welfare , 
6.      Rural sector with focus on employment , 
7.      Social sector with healthcare , 
8.      Educational skills and job creation , 
9.      Infrastructure and Investment and financial sector reforms are the nine pillars on which the budget has been prepared.
o    Risks of further global slowdown and turbulence.
o    Additional fiscal burden due to 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations and OROP.
o    'Transform India' to have a significant impact on economy and lives of people.
o    Government to focus on –
o    ensuring macro-economic stability and prudent fiscal management.
o    boosting on domestic demand
o    continuing with the pace of economic reforms and policy initiatives to change the lives of our people for the better.
o    Focus on enhancing expenditure in priority areas of - farm and rural sector, social sector, infrastructure sector employment generation and recapitalisation of the banks.
o    Focus on Vulnerable sections through:
o    Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana
o    New health insurance scheme to protect against hospitalisation expenditure
o    facility of cooking gas connection for BPL families
o    Continue with the ongoing reform programme and ensure passage of the Goods and Service Tax bill and Insolvency and Bankruptcy law
o    Undertake important reforms by:
o    giving a statutory backing to AADHAR platform to ensure benefits reach the deserving.
o    freeing the transport sector from constraints and restrictions
o    incentivising gas discovery and exploration by providing calibrated marketing freedom
o    enactment of a comprehensive law to deal with resolution of financial firms
o    provide legal framework for dispute resolution and re-negotiations in PPP projects and public utility contracts
o    undertake important banking sector reforms and public listing of general insurance companies undertake significant changes in FDI policy.
Sector-wise Highlights of Union Budget 2016
o    Tax
o    Infrastructure and agriculture cess to be levied.
o    Excise duty raised from 10 to 15 per cent on tobacco products other than beedis
o    1 per cent service charge on purchase of luxury cars over Rs. 10 lakh and in-cash purchase of goods and services over Rs. 2 lakh.
o    SUVs, Luxury cars to be more expensive. 4% high capacity tax for SUVs.
o    Companies with revenue less than Rs 5 crore to be taxed at 29% plus surcharge
o    Limited tax compliance window from Jun 1 - Sep 30 for declaring undisclosed income at 45% incl. surcharge and penalties
o    Excise 1 per cent imposed on articles of jewellery, excluding silver.
o    0.5 per cent Krishi Kalyan Cess to be levied on all services.
o    Pollution cess of 1 per cent on small petrol, LPG and CNG cars; 2.5 per cent on diesel cars of certain specifications; 4 per cent on higher-end models.
o    Dividend in excess of Rs. 10 lakh per annum to be taxed at additional 10 per cent.
o    Personal Finance
o    No changes have been made to existing income tax slabs
o    Rs 1,000 crore allocated for new EPF (Employees' Provident Fund) scheme
o    Govt. will pay EPF contribution of 8.33% for all new employees for first three years
o    Deduction for rent paid will be raised from Rs 20,000 to Rs 60,000 to benefit those living in rented houses.
o    Additional exemption of Rs. 50,000 for housing loans up to Rs. 35 lakh, provided cost of house is not above Rs. 50 lakh.
o    Service tax exempted for housing construction of houses less than 60 sq. m
o    15 per cent surcharge on income above Rs. 1 crore
o    Social
o    Rs. 38,500 crore for Mahtma Gandhi MGNREGA for 2016-17
o    Swacch Bharat Abhiyan allocated Rs.9,500 crores.
o    Hub to support SC/ST entrpreneurs
o    Government is launching a new initiative to provide cooking gas to BPL families with state support.
o    LPG connections to be provided under the name of women members of family: Rs 2000 crore allocated for 5 years for BPL families.
o    2.87 lakh crore grants to gram panchayats and municipalities - a quantum jump of 228%.
o    300 urban clusters to be set up under Shyama Prasad Mukherji Rurban Mission
o    Four schemes for animal welfare.
o    Health
o    2.2 lakh renal patients added every year in India. Basic dialysis equipment gets some relief.
o    A new health protection scheme for health cover upto 1 lakh per family.
o    National Dialysis Service Prog with funds thru PPP mode to provide dialysis at all district hospitals.
o    Senior citizens will get additional healthcare cover of Rs 30,000 under the new scheme
o    PM Jan Aushadhi Yojana to be strengthened, 300 generic drug store to be opened
o    Education
o    Scheme to get Rs.500 cr for promoting entrepreneurship among SC/ST
o    10 public and 10 private educational institutions to be made world-class.
o    Digital repository for all school leaving certificates and diplomas. Rs. 1,000 crore for higher education financing.
o    Rs. 1,700 crore for 1500 multi-skill development centres.
o    62 new navodaya vidyalayas to provide quality education
o    Digital literacy scheme to be launched to cover 6 crore additional rural households
o    Entrepreneurship training to be provided across schools, colleges and massive online courses.
o    Objective to skill 1 crore youth in the next 3 years under the PM Kaushal Vikas Yojna-FM Jaitley
o    National Skill Development Mission has imparted training to 76 lakh youth. 1500 Multi-skill training institutes to be set up.
o    Energy
o    Rs. 3000 crore earmarked for nuclear power generation
o    Govt drawing comprehensive plan to be implemented in next 15-20 years for exploiting nuclear energy
o    Govt to provide incentive for deepwater gas exploration
o    Deepwater gas new disc to get calibrated market freedom, pre-determined ceiling price based on landed price of alternate fuels.
o    Investments and infrastructure
o    Rs. 27,000 crore to be spent on roadways
o    65 eligible habitats to be connected via 2.23 lakh kms of road. Current construction pace is 100 kms/day
o    Shops to be given option to remain open all seven days in a week across markets.
o    Rs. 55,000 crore for roads and highways. Total allocation for road construction, including PMGSY, - Rs 97,000 crore
o    India's highest-ever production of motor vehicles was recorded in 2015
o    Total outlay for infrastructure in Budget 2016 now stands at Rs. 2,21,246 crore
o    New greenfield ports to be developed on east and west coasts
o    Revival of underserved airports. Centre to Partner with States to revive small airports for regional connectivity
o    100 per cent FDI in marketing of food products produced and marketed in India
o    Dept. of Disinvestment to be renamed as Dept. of Investment and Public Asset Management
o    Govt will amend Motor Vehicle Act in passenger vehicle segment to allow innovation.
o    MAT will be applicable for startups that qualify for 100 per cent tax exemption
o    Direct tax proposals result in revenue loss of Rs.1060 crore, indirect tax proposals result in gain of Rs.20,670 crore
o    Agriculture
o    Total allocation for agriculture and farmer welfare at Rs 35984 crores
o    28.5 lakh heactares of land wil be brought under irrigation.
o    5 lakh acres to be brought under organic farming over a three year period
o    Rs 60,000 crore for recharging of ground water recharging as there is urgent need to focus on drought hit areas cluster development for water conservation.
o    Dedicated irrigation fund in NABARD of Rs.20.000 cr
o    Nominal premium and highest ever compensation in case of crop loss under the PM Fasal Bima Yojna.
o    Banking
o    Banks get a big boost: Rs 25,000 crore towards recapitalisation of public sector banks. Jaitley says: Banking Board Bureau will be operationalised, we stand solidly behind public sector banks.
o    Target of disbursement under MUDRA increased to 1,80,000 crore
o    Process of transfer of government stake in IDBI Bank below 50% started
o    General Insurance companies will be listed in the stock exchange
o    Govt to increase ATMs, micro-ATMs in post offices in next three years