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National Launch of Unique Identification Numbers (Adhaar)

National Launch of Unique Identification Numbers (Adhaar)

On 29th September 2010, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi will launch the issue of Unique Identification Numbers (Aadhaar) nationally by distributing the first set of numbers among the villagers. This launch will take place in Nandurbar District of Maharashtra where the Unique ID Mission will be dedicated to the nation.
The Unique ID Authority of India started working in the month of August 2009. The Government had committed to issuing the first set of Unique ID numbers in 12 to 18 months. In the ensuing period of last one year, the infrastructure for this complex project has been set up. With the launch date for the project scheduled for September 29, 2010 the Unique ID Mission has achieved its goal of on-time delivery.
The goal of the UID Mission is to deliver Unique Identification Numbers (Aadhaar) to every resident in the country. In addition, it aims to establish a cost-effective, ubiquitous authentication infrastructure to easily verify these identities online and in real-time.
Today there are a large number of residents, especially the poorest and the most marginalized, who face challenges in accessing various public benefit programs due to the lack of possessing a clear identity proof. The Aadhaar number will ease these difficulties in identification, by providing a nationally valid and verifiable single source of identity proof.
The UIDAI will ensure the uniqueness of the Aadhaar numbers through the use of biometric attributes (Finger Prints and Iris) which will be linked to the number. This will help agencies and service providers across India clean out duplicates and fakes from their databases. The elimination of duplicate, ghost and fake identities across various schemes is expected to substantially improve the efficiency of the delivery systems by ensuring that the leakages are reduced and the benefits reach the right people.
The Aadhaar number will also enable the delivery of various services at the grass root level in a cost effective and efficient way. An example of such an Aadhaar-enabled service is in banking for the poor. With the Aadhaar number, residents will be able to easily fulfill the Know Your Customer (KYC) requirements of banks. They will be able to verify their identity through the Aadhaar number to banks both in person or remotely, using a mobile device. As a result, banks will be able to provide branchless banking services to hard-to-reach rural regions, and the use of electronic transactions will further bring down costs. Similarly, electronic transfers of benefits and entitlements can be enabled through Aadhaar-linked bank accounts of the beneficiaries.
India will be the first country to implement a biometric-based unique ID system for its residents on a national scale. The national launch of Aadhaar on 29th will herald a new chapter in the efforts of the Government in enabling inclusive growth and bringing in greater efficiency and transparency in governance. Aadhaar has the potential to fundamentally transform the service delivery and governance in the country.

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Expected PLB to group `C’ and `D’ Railway employees for the year 2009-10

No.AIRF/387                             Dated: September 27, 2010

The General Secretaries,

All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Coms.,

Sub: PLB to group `C’ and `D’ Railway employees for the year 2009-10

I understand your anxiety about the PLB. As you are aware, Ministry of Finance was putting all its pressure to change the PLB formula, for which we did not agree.

Now, they are insisting that, if Railways want to increase number of days, it will require approval of the Cabinet.

According to existing PLB formula, there should be minimum increase of 02(two) days than the last year, which will come to 77 days. We have discussed this issue at the highest level and expressed our anguish over the delay in announcing PLB for the year 2009-10.

Hope, the issue will be sorted out soon and orders to this effect will be issued early. This is for your information.

Comradely yours,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

General Secretary

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Due Date to file income tax return in normal & in audit cases also extended to 15.10.2010

F.No. 225/72/2010-ITA.IIGovernment of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

Dated : September 27, 2010

Order under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961

On consideration of the reports of disturbance of general life caused due to floods and heavy rains, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, hereby extends the due date of filing of returns of income for the Assessment Year 2010-11 from 30.09.2010 to 15th October 2010. Accordingly the due date for Tax Audit report u/s. 44AB of the Income Tax Act is also extended to 15th October, 2010.

(Ajay Goyal)
Director (ITA. II

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Outcome of The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee

Outcome of The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee
The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September, 2010. The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel and Training. We give hereunder a brief resume of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side.
1. Item No. 1, 9 and 29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme. This has not been agreed to.
2. Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP. It was only agreed by the DOPT that they may consider giving option to the Department and not to the individual employee to retrain old ACP Scheme in respect of either the entire establishment of that Department or for a specific category or cadre of the employees of that Department. They also added that they may instruct the Administrative department to undertake restructuring of the cadres in consultation with the Staff Side which would secure quicker promotion.
3. Item No. 8. Anomaly in respect of Junior Engineers of CPWD. The Official side agreed that CPWD may ask for option to retain the old ACP in respect of Junior Engineers which will be considered.
4. Item No. 2, 10 and 48. The Scheme of MACP to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. Not agreed to.
5. Item No. 7.Grant of financial up-gradation under ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 in respect of employees who have opted the revised Pay Band Grade Pay System with effect from 1.1.2006. Agreed to.
6. Item No. 4 and 26. Applicability of MACP scheme to Group D employees placed in the grade pay of Rs. 1800 in PB1. along with the benefit of 3% increment in each stage of up-gradation. Covered by the clarification already issued by the Department of personnel ( See their website)
7. Item No. 5 and 23. Counting of 50% of service rendered by a casual labourer with temporary status for reckoning the 10, 20 and 30 years of service for the purpose of MACP. They will examine the court ruling in this regard according which the entire casual service should count for the purpose of MACP.
8. Item No. 6. Supervised staff placed in higher grade pay than their supervisor. The item has been transferred to the National Anomaly Committee for discussion.
9. Item No.11 and 47. In the Railways and some other departments, promotion continues to be given in the merged pay scales, since these have not been functionally merged. It was demanded that in such promotion increment at the rate of 3% may be granted. The Official side has agreed to consider such cases, if taken up by the respective departments.
10. Item No. 15, 22, 39 and 51.These would be considered in the Anomaly Committee of Railways.
11. Item No. 12, 30 and 49. Those selected under LDCE/GBCE schemes may be treated as directly recruited personnel as was done in the case of old ACP scheme. The Official side agreed to look into it.
12. Item Nos. 13, 16. 24 , 50 and 58. It was pointed out that under old ACP scheme in case of an employee who were reverted from higher post to lower post at this request ( to enable him to get transfer to another recruiting unit) the service rendered by him in the higher post was counted for the benefit of ACP. This should be extended to the MACP as well. The Official side agreed to issue necessary clarification in this regard.
13. Item No.14. A departmental employee who has been appointed to a higher grade by virtue of his being selected in a Direct Recruitment Examination the ten, twenty and thirty years of service for the purpose of MACP to be reckoned from the date of such appointment. Necessary clarificatory order has been issued by the DOPT. ( Please see their website)
14. Item No. 16. The service rendered by an employee who had resigned may be counted if he is given re-employment for the purpose of MACP. The Official side wanted this item to be processed separately.
15. Item No. 17. The service rendered prior to removal or dismissal should count if he is reinstated on appeal or by Courts. The Official side stated that the past service will be considered if so ordered by the Court or the Appellate Authorities.
16. Item No. 36. The service rendered in a State Government/Statutory body /PSU before appointment in the Central Govt. to be counted for MACP. Not agreed to.
17. Item No. 37 and 38. Counting the probation period for the purpose of MACP. This is counted as per the scheme
18. Item No. 42. Application of MACP to a surplus hand redeployed to lower post. This is covered under the scheme.
19. Item No. 18 and 54. A person de-categorised on medical grounds to be treated as a fresh appointee. It was not agreed to .
20. Item No. 41. The service rendered in higher grade who have been redeployed in the lower post on medical de-categorised on medical grounds may be counted under the MACP. The official side agreed to reiterate Railway Board’s order issued in the year 2005.
21. Item No. 19, 33 and 53. Stepping up benefit to seniors when the juniors get higher pay on account of financial up-gradation. The Supreme Court has given such an order. The Official side will examine this issue and the copy of the Supreme Court’s order may be furnished to them.
22. Item No.20. The Account Assistants in the Railways when appointed on qualifying the Appendix II Examination may be treated as a fresh appointee and his past service in the lower post be ignored. The Railway Board to process this case separately.
23. Item No. 21.27 and 28. The Bench mark of good for entitlement to MACP benefit in cases where promotion to the higher posts is on the basis of seniority cum fitness may be done away with. Agreed to examine and issue necessary clarification.
24. Item No. 24, 40 and 45. Counting of Training period. The induction training period would be counted.
25. Item No. 25.  The incentive may be given as applicable to the grade pay granted under MACP. This may be considered by the Railways.
26. Item No.31. Extension of MACP to Staff Car Drivers and other Drivers etc. The orders have been issued separately.
27. Item No.34. Pay fixation on promotion subsequent to the grant of MACP with an increment. This was not accepted.
28. Item No. 35. Notional classification for Central Government employees Insurance scheme for those with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 to be treated as Group B and covered by the scheme for Group B. Not accepted.
29. Item No.43. There are several illustrations given relating to Railway employees. These were not discussed and each case was asked to be processed separately.
30. Item No. 55. There are no provisions for grant of certain privileges/incentive on grant of MACP as was there in the old ACP scheme. The Item may be considered by the Railway administration.
Source : CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
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Track-monitoring system introduced in Bangalore Division

Track-monitoring system introduced in Bangalore Division

Railway Bangalore Division has completely computerised its track-monitoring system, becoming the first division to do so in South-Western Railways and the fourth division in the country.

Disclosing this to Express, Divisional Senior Engineer (Coordination), V Haribabu, said now that the computerisation was over, they could monitor any activity happening around 1,000 km of the railway tracks belonging to Bangalore division.

“At the time of derailment or any other crisis, we were unable to take any decisions unless we went to the spot and assessed various things, including visibility and availability of manpower. Now everything can be known through the net and we can take decisions on the spot,” he said.

He added that with computerisation, employees could not skip work after marking attendance. Elaborating, he said the system enabled the authorities to see how many people were working.

This way, they have done away with 15 registers. Also, with a bit of calculation, the authorities can asses how much work can be done by each individual and ensure that it is done.

As there are many vacancies in the department, computerisation will enable the authorities to move the surplus manpower from one place to another as per the need. Even the stores have been computerised. This enables tracking the actual stock position of the accessories and the place where they are.

“Now it will not be easy to pass the blame on someone else whenever something goes wrong as everything and [all the] actions of all the employees in the division, including the track inspectors, artisans, gangmen and officers, are documented,” Haribabu said

The other three division that are completely computerised are Agra, Secunderabad and Salem.

http://expressbuzz.com/cities/bangalore/railway-division-gets-high-tech-distinction/206592.html

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5-digit train numbers from December 2010

5-digit train numbers from December

Passengers booking tickets in Mail and Express trains need to add prefix 1 before the existing four-digit numbers while checking the reservation position through the enquiry system.
Aiming at bringing uniformity and logical basis for numbering of trains, the Indian Railways has decided to introduce five-digit numbering system for all passenger trains.
The new five-digit numbering system will be effective from December this year.
Currently, trains have varying numbers including three-digit, four-digit and alpha-numeric ones.
Five-digit train numbering has become necessary as the four-digit system has been exhausted, a senior Railway Ministry official said. However, the official clarified that the names of the trains are not being changed.
The five-digit scheme proposes to cover all passenger carrying trains including Duronto, Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Garibrath and suburban holiday specials. However, it will not cover freight trains.
“CRIS (Centre for Railway Information Systems) has been instructed to make necessary changes to modify the software accordingly,” said the official.
After the software is ready, the new numbers will be reflected in the passenger reservation system and the train enquiry system.
http://publication.samachar.com/pub_article.php?id=10146417&nextids=10146417|10146418|10145563|10145038|10145039.html

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