Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Ref: P/2-19/Coimbatore                                                                                           Dated – 27.06.2014


The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001


Sub: -  Conversion of two HSG-I offices into Postmaster Grade-III offices in Coimbatore division, Tamilnadu Circle – reg.

It is brought to our notice that at Coimbatore division, there are five HSG-I Posts but no Postmaster Grade III posts are available. Twenty Posts of PM Grade I and two posts of PM Grade II are on hand in this division. It is pertinent to mention here that in All India Level and in Regional level, the number of Postmaster Grade II posts and Grade III posts is approximately equal. It is peculiar that no postmaster Grade III posts is in existence at Coimbatore division to accommodate if any appointed or promoted to PM Grade-III.

R. S. Puram HPO and Coimbatore Central SO are in HSG I status may kindly be notified for Postmaster Grade-III officials and the remaining three HSG I posts out of five available HSG-I Posts may be in the same line. This suggestion is not only scientific but also ensures justice both to HSG-I and Postmaster Grade-III.

Coimbatore division is a bigger unit and non availability of Postmaster Grade III posts in this division causing imbalance throughout the region and it is requested to cause action to change the R. S. Puram HO and Coimbatore central SO into Postmaster Grade-III office by making necessary adjustments in other divisions of western region Tamilnadu if need be.

A line in reply in this regard is highly appreciated.

With profound regards,

Yours faithfully,
(M. Krishnan)
General Secretary

Copy to: -
Divisional Secretary, Coimbatore
Circle Secretary, Tamilnadu Circle

The Seventh Pay Commission is expected to submit its recommendations by August and it has been asked to look at the issue of raising productivity and improving the overall quality of public services in the country. 

Link pay of govt workers with productivity, recommends finance panel

NEW DELHI: The 14th Finance Commission has suggested linking pay with productivity with a focus on echnology, skills and incentives, a move aimed at raising the productivity of government employees.

The panel has recommended that in future additional remuneration be linked to increase in productivity.

The Seventh Pay Commission is expected to submit its recommendations by August and it has been asked to look at the issue of raising productivity and improving the overall quality of public services in the country.

The Sixth Pay Commission had also said that steps should lead to improvement in the existing delivery mechanism by more delegation and de-layering and an emphasis on achieving quantifiable and concrete end results. Emphasis is to be on outcome rather than processes, it had said. The earlier Pay Commissions had also made several recommendations to enhance productivity and improve administration.

The 14th Finance Commission's recommendations assume significance at a time when the Narendra Modi government has focused its attention to improve the delivery of public services and is taking steps to use technology to improve efficiency.

The Union government has taken several steps to shore up the bureaucracy and has changed the way attendance is measured in government offices.

"Further we recommend that Pay Commissions be designated as Pay and Productivity Commissions with a clear mandate to recommend measures to improve productivity of an employee," said the 14th Finance Commission headed by former Reserve Bank of India Governor Y.V. Reddy.

The Reddy panel said productivity per employee can be raised through the application of technology in public service delivery and in public assets created.

"Raising the skills of employees through training and capacity building also has a positive impact on productivity. The use of appropriate technology and associated skill development require incentives for employees to raise their individual productivities," the Reddy led panel said.

"A Pay Commission's first task, therefore, would be identify the right mix of technology and skills for different categories of employees. The next step would be to design suitable financial incentives linked to measureable performance," the panel said.

An internal study by the Commission showed that the expenditure on pay and allowances (excluding expenditure for Union territories) more than doubled for the period 2007-08 to 2012-13 from Rs 46,230 crore to Rs 1.08 lakh crore. 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Quote of the Day February 27

He who lives in harmony with himself lives in harmony with the universe. - Marcus Aurelius

Postal department’s failure to deliver proves costly

Non-delivery of registered posts to the right addressee has cost the postal authorities dear with a consumer forum directing it to pay lakh as compensation to an aggrieved consumer who lost his job due to the gross negligence.
Delivering an order on an appeal filed by V.Ravi of Auroville, the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, comprising its president Justice K.Venkataraman and member K.K. Rithia said, “It is a clear case of default, gross negligence and misdelivery on the part of postal authorities without ensuring delivery of the postal articles to the right addressee, which caused mental agony and loss to the complainant.”
V. Ravi of Morattandi was working as supervisor in Auro Food Limited and the company was taken over by the International Bakery Products Limited, Thiruchitrambalam. As he fell sick and was extending the medical leave, the company conducted an inquiry against him by employing a domestic inquiry officer. He replied to the officer’s letter stating that his health condition did not permit him to attend the inquiry. Subsequently, he was informed that a further inquiry would be intimated to him. However, the company later terminated his services without any intimation. When Ravi contacted the inquiry officer, he showed the proof of delivery of two letters sent by the company. Ravi was shocked to see them as he had not received the letters . The Senior Superintendent of Post Offices, Puducherry Division, replied that it was delivered to a third party by mistake and hence action was contemplated against the person, who delivered the letters.
Filing a consumer complaint in the District Consumer Forum, Puducherry in 2010, Mr. Ravi said due to the non-delivery of the letters , his life was ruined and his family members were put to mental stress besides costing him his job. The district forum dismissed his complaint holding that he was not entitled to any relief.
Hence Mr. Ravi preferred the appeal before the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.
“It is a clear case of default, gross negligence and misdelivery’’

General Knowledge - Usefull for Competetive Exam

  1. Who wrote 'Anand Mat'? - Bankim Chandra Chatterjee 
  2. Who wrote 'Poverty and UnBritish Rule in India'? - Dadabhai Navroji 
  3. Who made the first attempt to initiate economic planning in India? -M.Visvesveraya 
  4. The process of heating of rubber with sulphur is known as? –Vulcanization 
  5. Stride towards freedom' is the autobiography of? - Martin Luther King Jr. 
  6. Which is the longest rail bridge in India? - Vembanad Rail Bridge 
  7. Which national leader is nicknamed as 'Loknayak'? - Jayaprakash Narayan 
  8. Who is the author of the book ‘Economic Nightmare of India’? - Charan Singh 
  9. Feroz Gandhi Award, is given for outstanding performance in the field of? - Journalism 
  10. National Science Day’ celebrated in India on? - February 28 
  11. National Education Day’ is celebrated on? - November 11 
  12. Indian National Congress was founded by? - Allan Octavian Hume 
  13. The celebrated novel ‘The Godfather’ was authored by? - Mario Puzo 
  14. Kalinga Award is given in which field? – Science 
  15. World Family Day is celebrated on? - May 15 
  16. Indian National Congress was founded in? - 1885 
  17. Study of Fungus is called? – Mycology 
  18. Pahari language is spoken in which state of India? - Himachal Pradesh 
  19. How many judges are there in Supreme Court of India? – 30 
  20. Which article empowers the President to appoint the Prime Minister of India? - Article 75 
  21. Who is the first woman cricketer to win the Arjuna Award? - Shanta Rangaswamy 
  22. The black hole theory was discovered by? - S. Chandrashekhar 
  23. ELISA test is used to detect? - HIV Infection 
  24. The original name of Mahabharata is? - Jai Samhita 
  25. Gangotri Village which is the source of river Ganga is situated on the banks of? – Bhagirathi 
  26. International Tiger Day is observed on? - 29 July 
  27. Who were the founders of Whatsapp? - Jan Koum and Brian Acton 
  28. World Water Day was celebrated on? - March 22 
  29. Which is the longest railway platform in India? - Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh 
  30. Yakshagana is an art form of which state? – Karnataka 
  31. What is USB? - Universal serial bus 
  32. Who decides a ‘bill’ is a money bill? - Speaker of Lok Sabha 
  33. Which player on 3 January 2015 became the fastest cricketer to reach 12000 Test runs? - Kumar Sangakkara 
  34. Union government on 1 January 2015 has revamped Planning commission as? - NITI Aayog 
  35. Name the author of the book ‘Munger through the Age’? - D P Yadav 
  36. Which Award is often considered as Asia’s Nobel Prize? - Ramon Magsaysay 
  37. 21st Commonwealth Games will be held at which place in 2018? - Golden Coast, Australia 
  38. Lingaraj Temple is located in? – Bhubaneshwar 
  39. Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan was appointed as the brandambassador for health sector of which state on 6 January 2015? - Andhra Pradesh 
  40. Who among the following was the chairman of the Drafting Committee of the Indian Constitution? - B.R.Ambedkar 
  41. Which national leader propagated the saying Satyameva Jayate? - Madan Mohan Malaviya 
  42. Indian Military College is situated at? – Dehradun 
  43. Keoladeo National Park is situated at? – Rajasthan 
  44. Derby Trophy is associated with? - Horse Racing 
  45. Best Oscar 2015 Picture: Birdman 
  46. India Tourism Day is celebrated on? - January 25th 
  47. The first Indian to share the Oscar award was? - Bhanu Athaiya 
  48. Longest Dam in India? - Hirakud Dam 
  49. Juma Masjid in New Delhi was built by? – ShahJahan 
  50. Who is called the ‘Father of History'? – Herodotus 
  51. Which country will host the 2016 Twenty20 World Cup? – India 
  52. Article 17 of the constitution of India provides for? - Abolition of untouchability 
  53. Article 370 of the constitution of India provides for? - Temporary provisions for Jammu & Kashmir. 
  54. Who is the chief advisor to the Governor? - Chief Minister 
  55. Paulina Vega who was crowned Miss Universe recently is from which country? – Colombia 
  56. World Leprosy Day 2015 was recently observed on? - 25 January 
  57. The famous slogan "GARIBI HATAO" (Remove Poverty) was launched during the? - Fourth Five-Year Plan (1969-74) 
  58. Who was appointed as the new CBI Director recently? - Anil Kumar Sinha 
  59. Which gas is released from paddy fields? – Methane 
  60. Which film won the Golden Peacock Award at the 45th International Film Festival of India (IFFI) 2014? - Leviathan, Russian Film 
  61. National Good Governance Day was observed on? - December 25 
  62. Which family owns the Hero group of Companies in India? – Munjals 
  63. Planning Comission of India came into existence in which year? - 1950 
  64. What is "God Save the Queen/King"? - Name of British National Anthem 
  65. Electron is discovered by? - J.J Thomson 
  66. C.V Raman got Nobel Prize in which year? – 1930 
  67. International Nurses Day? - May 12 
  68. Cricket My Style' is a book written by? - Kapil Dev 
  69. Who was the first cricket player to take ten wickets in one innings of a Test Cricket Match? - Jim Lecker 
  70. The longest river in Peninsular India? Godavari 
  71. In which American city is the famous indoor stadium Madison Square Garden located? New York City 
  72. Which train was started by the Indian Railways to commemorate the birth centenary of Jawaharlal Nehru? Shatabdi Express 
  73. National Girl Child Day was observed on? January 24 
  74. Who was the first women Chief Information Commissioner of India? -Deepak Sandhu 
  75. Who is the author of the book 'Weapons of Peace: The Secret Story of India's Quest to be a Nuclear Power'? - Raj Chengappa 
  76. The year in which the film Raja Harichandra was made? - 1913 
  77. Name the first Defence Minister of Independent India? - Baldev Singh 
  78. Who translated Mahatma Gandhi's autobiography 'The Story of My Experiments with Truth' to English from Gujarathi? - Mahadev Desai 
  79. Whose birthday is celebrated as 'Engineers' Day' in India? M Visvesvarayya 
  80. Who is the author of the book “No Full Stops in India”? Mark Tully 
  81. Which article of the Indian constitution did Dr. B.R. Ambedekar term as the “Heart and should of the Indian constitution”? Article 32 
  82. Who among the following was the chief guest at India's first Republic day celebrations in 1950? Sukarno, President of Indonesia 
  83. Swaraj Party was formed after the failure of the which Movement? Non-Cooperation 
  84. In 1943, who became the first Indian to be appointed as the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI)? C.D. Deshmukh 
  85. The Indian Muslim League was founded in? 1906 
  86. In humans, which protein transports oxygen from the lungs to the rest of body? Hemoglobin 

  87. Which city hosted the first Asian Games in 1951? New Delhi (India) 

  88. In 1991, who became the first woman Chief Justice of a High Court in India? Leila Seth 
  89. Which article of Constitution of India speaks about impeachment of the President of India? Article 61 
  90. Who is the first Indian woman to win a GOLD medal at the Asian Games? Kamaljeet Sandhu 
  91. Which planet in the Solar System is named after the Roman god of agriculture and harvest? Saturn 
  92. Where is the Indian Veterinary Research Institute (IVRI) located? Izatnagar (Uttar Pradesh) 
  93. Minimum age criteria of a Lok Sobha Member? 25 years 
  94. Which city houses the headquarters of International Cricket Council (ICC)? Dubai 
  95. 9 January was chosen as Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas to commemorate whose return to India? Mahatma Gandhi 
  96. My Music, My Life' and 'Raga Mala' books are the autobiographies of which music maestro? Pt.Ravishankar 
  97. Which scientist is considered as the father of Indian Space Programme? Vikram Sarabhai 
  98. Phobos and Deimos are two moons (natural satellite) of which planet? Mars 
  99. According to Standard time zone classification, the earth is divided into how many time zones? 24 
  100. Who was the first lady Air Marshal of the Indian Air Force? Padmavathy Bandopadhyay 
  101. Maximum number of Members of Rajya Sabha is? 250 
  102. Which planet has the strongest magnetic force? Jupiter 
  103. Who directed 'Raja Harishchandra' (1913), the first totally indigenous Indian feature film? Dadasaheb Phalke 
  104. Where was the first Indian Institute of Management (IIM) established in 1961? Kolkata 
  105. Who is the only woman to become the Chief Election Commissioner of India? V S Ramadevi 
  106. How many Schedules are contained in the Constitution of India? 12 schedules 
  107. Which team won Durand Cup football tournament on 8 November 2014? Salgaocar FC 
  108. Who is the founder of Banaras Hindu University (BHU) at Varanasi in 1916? - Pandit Madan Mohan Malviya 
  109. Who wrote ‘Indian War of Independence, 1857’? - V.D. Savarkar 
  110. Line demarcating the boundary between India and China is? - McMohan Line 
  111. Who is regarded as the 'Mother of the Indian Revolutionaries'? - Bhikaiji Cama 
  112. The East India Company was founded in? – 1600 
  113. Who introduced English in India? - Lord William Bentick 
  114. Which former India cricket captain has been recently awarded an honorary life membership to the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC)? Sourav Ganguly 
  115. Ashtadhayi was written by?- Panini 
  116. Who among the following was the founder of the ‘Satya Shodhak Samaj’? Jyotiba Phule 
  117. Which schedule of the Indian Constitution divides the legislative powers between the Union and states? 7th schedule 
  118. Who appoints Chairman of UPSC? President 
  119. President can proclaim a state of Financial emergency under which of the below list of articles? Article 360 
  120. Which in the below list of articles helped the Madarsas in India to remain out of purview of the Right to Education Act? Article 30 
  121. If President and Vice President, both are unavailable, who can discharge the functions? Chief Justice of India 
  122. Who amongst the following is the author of the book ‘Economic Nightmare of India’? Charan Singh 
  123. The original name of Mahabharata is? Jai Samhita 
  124. India first took part of the Olympic Games in the year- 1920 
  125. Railway is a subject on the- Union list 
  126. Name the high performance computing system of the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) which was unveiled on 28 January 2014? Dhruva-3 
  127. Who among the following won the Australian Open 2014 women’s singles title on 25 January 2014? Li Na 
  128. Which one of the following is the first National Park of India? Jim Corbett National Park 
  129. Which of the following act governs the FOREIGN EXCHANGE in India now: FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) 
  130. Which of the following award is associated with Agriculture? Bourlog Award 
  131. The headquarter of International Olympic Committee is situated at? Lusanne, Switzerland. 
  132. World Cancer day observed on? 4 February 
  133. The Miss World 2014 beauty pageant? Rolene Strauss

Thanks to 
Shri. Lalit Kumar

Government staff’s dharna on March 2

The Puducherry Government Employees Federation (PGEF) on Thursday announced a dharna on March 2 urging the Union Government to meet a charter of demands, including the retrospective implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendation from January 1, 2014.
The PGEF honorary president C.H. Balamohanan, general secretary M. Premadasan and other office-bearers announced the dharna in solidarity with the Central Government Employees and Workers Federation which has called for a series of protests across the country.
Mr. Balamohanan said service conditions and rules pertaining to the Central government employees are also applicable to 25,000 government employees in Puducherry as well.
Demanding salary revision once in five years, the officer bearers of the federation said now the salaries of Central government employees here have been revised once in 10 years and even though the Union Government has constituted the Seventh Pay Commission on January 1, 2014, there is no symptom of giving its final recommendation within eighteen months.
“We demand that Seventh Pay Commission recommendation should be applied with retrospective effect from January 1, 2014 and interim monetary benefit should be extended immediately. Besides, 100 per cent dearness allowance should be merged with basic pay and anomalies in the implementation of Sixth Pay Commission should be removed,” said Mr. Balamohanan.
They also said the government should give up the privatisation of railway and defence and the corporatisation of postal department and should fill vacant posts after lifting the ban on recruitment.
The federation also demanded the Union Government not to amend labour laws.
Meanwhile, Central trade unions on Thursday conducted a road blockade near Indira Gandhi Square. Earlier they took out a procession from Ellaipillaichavadi. Trade union leaders condemned the Union Government for amending labour laws and adopting ordinance route to amend Land Acquisition Act.
They said the Centre has not shown any interest on the charter of demands of all central trade unions.
The leaders also charged the government with implementing contract labour systems in all sectors.
Around 150 of them were taken into custody by police and later released.

Around 150 Central trade union members held for road blockade

Addendum to SB Order No. 2/2015 on Sukanya Samriddhi Account (SSA)