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Monday, September 05, 2016

Reliance Jio Plan details – In depth analysis

At a time when Mukesh Ambani finally announced Jio commercial launch in front of their shareholders in its 39th AGM today, the company also revealed pricing and plans for people who want to join the all IP next gen network.

Inviting people to join the network, Mukesh Ambani announced ‘Jio Welcome Offer‘ which will be available from 5th September, Monday from Reliance Retail stores, under which people can get a Jio SIM with unlimited access to data (4GB per day at 4G speed thereafter 128 Kbps), 100 SMS per day, unlimited HD voice and video calls as well as unrestricted access to jio digital media apps till December 31st.
Existing customers who are enjoying Jio Preview Offer will also get rewarded with unlimited access to the network till end of this year, after which Jio will start charging and people can recharge with any of the 10 Jio recharge packs which are priced from Rs 19 to Rs 4999.
Here are the details of Jio prepaid and postpaid plans:
Jio small plan priced as Rs 149 is the most affordable monthly pack as it offers unlimited calling & 100 free SMS to any number in India with free roaming facility. For data needs, it also offers 300 MB of 4G data. Considering the current market, situation the pack offers more value for money for common people who don’t use data services heavily. Unlike other operators who have hundreds of plans or packs in each circle, Jio has launched simplified tariff plans for its users. Seven of these primary packs come with a validity of 28 days while the remaining 3 come with 1, 7 and 21 days validity.
Jio medium pack comes at a price of Rs 499 with 4GB of 4G data perfect for youth and data hungry people who prefer to connect through social network and spend hefty amount for calling. With this pack they would also get unlimited calling, SMS and unlimited night data for a period of 28 days.
Jio Medium L pack is twice the price at Rs 999 offers 10GB of 4G data for day and unlimited night data, perfect for data hungry customers. Also with this you’re getting unlimited benefits such unlimited SMS, voice and video calls to near and dear ones. The pack also comes with additional 20 GB data for access to Jio Net WiFi.
Jio Large pack which is going to be a good reason to switch from existing operators which are charging Rs 1500 – 2000 for offering unlimited calls and only 10 GB data, as it offers unlimited calling, roaming, sms, night data for absolutely free that too at Rs 1499. Once you recharge or subscribe to this plan you will get 20 GB data which is sufficient for daily needs.
Jio XL or Extra Large pack targets the people who pay premium for getting hefty amount of data with voice call needs. The pack, priced at Rs 2499 is perfect for business customers who use data in multiple devices through tethering. The pack offers 35 GB data while in WiFi hotspots, you can use 70 GB of data. It also offers unlimited night data and voice calling to any domestic number with easy roaming feature. The plan will also offer dedicated customer service representative for any help on priority.
Jio XXL priced at Rs 3999 offers 180 GB of data of which 120 GB can be consumed through thousands of Jio WiFi hotspots across everywhere. Like other plans it also has unlimited calling, sms and night data benefits.
Jio XXXL targets those audience who wants to get a perfect network to stream shows directly on high end 4G televisions. The pack comes with 225 GB data of which 75 GB is regular data, rest of the benefits can be used through connecting Jio Net WiFi hotspots. The pack comes with unlimited data at night, sms and voice call benefits inbuilt at Rs 4999.
Jio has also launched three short validity packs exclusively for prepaid which come as 1 day, 7 days and 21-day validity with benefits. These packs are targeted to those users who prefer to recharge with smaller denominations. These are not available as first recharge denomination for new prepaid users. Those who prefer to do a top up weekly, can go for Rs 199 pack which offers true unlimited voice calls, unlimited 4G data at night and SMS for a week. The pack offers 750 MB 4G data with 1.5 GB data for hotspot access. Night data refers to data consumed between 2-5 AM (4GB at 4G speed and thereafter 128 Kbps).
For a day 4G benefits, customers can top up with Rs 19 which will let you enjoy benefits like unlimited calling for the day, unlimited night data, 100 SMS and 100MB 4G data. If you connect your phone with JioNet WiFi hotspot, you will get additional 200 MB data. Considering the daily packs available in the market currently it is going to be the best daily pack which is easy and has all benefits. While Small Mini pack will cut the cost if you’re planning for weekly data recharge as the pack offers much lower rate with longer validity (of 21 days) than other mini packs. With this pack you will get upto 6 GB of data (2GB regular) with unlimited benefits like voice calls, sms and unlimited 4G data at night during the validity period.
On the postpaid front, Jio offers 7 plans with the corresponding prepaid denominations but with one month validity instead of 28 days and with taxes applicable over and above the plan denomination. But if you choose to register for auto debit payment of bills online through debit/credit card and opt for e-bill, Jio will give an additional 15% discount on the bill value.
As many readers needed a clarification about data usage of voice and video calls as well as Jio digital media apps and whether it will be deducted from the main data balance, Jio has clarified that data used for HD voice calls will not be deducted from main balance but data used for video calls as well as for accessing digital content in its media apps will be deducted from the main data balance.
Courtesy : http://telecomtalk.info/

Urjit Patel assumes charge as new RBI Governor

Urjit Patel has assumed charge as the 24th Governor of Reserve Bank, succeeding Raghuram Rajan whose three-year controversy-ridden tenure ended yesterday.

Patel has assumed charge effective September 4, 2016, after serving as deputy governor since January 2013, RBI said in a statement today.

He was reappointed as deputy governor on January 11, 2016, after the completion of his first three-year term in office.

Among his assignments as deputy governor, Patel chaired the Expert Committee to Revise and Strengthen the Monetary Policy Framework.

"Representing India, he actively participated in steering the signing into force of the inter-governmental treaty and the Inter-Central Bank Agreement (ICBA) among the BRICS nations, which led to the establishment of the Contingent Reserve Arrangement (CRA), a swap line framework among the central banks of these countries," RBI said.

He has also served at the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Patel was on deputation from the IMF to RBI during 1996-1997, and in that capacity he provided advice on development of the debt market, banking reforms, pension reforms, and evolution of the foreign exchange market.

He was a Consultant to the Ministry of Finance from 1998 to 2001. He also had other assignments in public and private sectors, including with Reliance Industries, IDFC Ltd, MCX Ltd and Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation.

Dr Patel, as he is commonly referred to as, has worked closely with several central and state government high level committees. These include the Task Force on Direct Taxes, the High Level Expert Group for Reviewing the Civil & Defence Services Pension System, the Prime Minister's Task Force on Infrastructure, the Group of Ministers on Telecom Matters, the Committee on Civil Aviation Reforms and the Ministry of Power's Expert Group on State Electricity Boards.

He has several publications in areas of Indian macroeconomics, monetary policy, public finance, financial sector, international trade, and regulatory economics, the RBI said.

Patel has a PhD in economics from Yale University, an M Phil from University of Oxford and a BSc from the University of London.


Commemorative Postage Stamp released on 'Saint Teresa' on 04.09.2016

Mother Teresa, also known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta, (born 26 August 1910 – 5 September 1997) was an Albanian-Indian Roman Catholic nun and missionary. She was born in Skopje (modern Republic of Macedonia), then part of the Kosovo Vilayet in the Ottoman Empire. After having lived in Macedonia for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived for most of her life.
Mother Teresa established the Missionaries of Charity in 1950 with the mission of caring for the poor and the destitute. Today, the branches of Missionaries of Charity in several countries continue their service to humanity, reaching out to the needy, regardless of their religion or social status. Mother Teresa's work has been recognised and acclaimed throughout the world and she received numerous awards and distinctions, prominent among which were Padma Shree in 1962, the Pope John XXIII Peace Prize (1971), the Nobel Peace Prize for humanitarian work in 1979 and the Bharat Ratna in 1980.
Mother Teresa has been declared a saint by Pope Francis on 4th September 2016 at a canonisation ceremony held in Vatican City. The canonization on 4th September comes on the eve of her 19th death anniversary. She will now be known as Saint Teresa of Calcutta (Kolkata).
To celebrate the canonisation of Mother Teresa as a saint, Department of Posts released a commemorative stamp in form of Miniature Sheet in denomination of Rs.50/-. Union Minister of State for Communications Shri Manoj Sinha unveiled the stamp at the function held at the Divine Child High School, Andheri, Mumbai in the presence of Chief Post Master General, Maharashtra Circle, Bishop Agnelo Gracias, Sister Rubella, representing Missionaries of Charity and other dignitaries.

Ganesh Chaturthi

Special Cover on Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016 Awardees – 31st August 2016.

The Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, officially known as Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in Sports and Games is the highest sporting honour of the Republic of India. The award is named after Rajiv Gandhi, former Prime Minister of India. It is awarded annually by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. The recipient(s) is/are selected by a committee constituted by the Ministry and is honoured for their "spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports over a period of four years" at international level. As of 2016, the award comprises a medallion, a certificate, and a cash prize of Rs. 7.5 lakh.
Usually conferred upon only one sportsperson in a year, a few exceptions have been made when multiple recipients were awarded in a year. As of 2016, thirty-two recipients from fourteen sport disciplines have been awarded the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award. In 2016 for the first time in the history of National Sports Awards, four athletes were chosen for the Khel Ratna honour including Olympic silver medalist P.V. Sindhu, gymnast Dipa Karmakar, shooter Jitu Rai and Olympic bronze medalist Sakshi Malik who received the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award from the President Pranab Mukherjee in New Delhi on 29th August 2016.
Karnataka Postal Circle issued a Special Cover in honour of four Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna 2016 Awardees on 31st August 2016 at Bengaluru. (Special Cover approval no. KTK/14/2016). Special Cover is priced at Rs. 20 and can be purchased from Bengaluru Philatelic Bureau.

Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum-compensation

Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendation of the 7th CPC - Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum-compensation, etc-reg.

No.14021/4/2016-AIS(II) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pension Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 1st September, 2016.

To, The Chief Secretaries of All States/Union Territories. 

Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/exgratia lump-sum-compensation, etc-reg.
Sir, I am directed to say that in pursuance of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare by its OM No. 38/37/2016- P&PW (A)(i),(ii) and Resolution dated 4th August 2016 (copies enclosed) has issued the necessary detailed order for implementation of Government's decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission- Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum-compensation etc. under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Commutation of Pension under CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules 1981,CCS( Extraordinary Pension) Rules 1939 etc.
2. The applicability of the provisions of aforesaid Office Memorandums of the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare to the members of All India Services has been considered. It has been decided that the provisions contained in the aforesaid Office Memorandum issued by the Department of Pension & Pensioners shall be equally applicable Mutatis-Mutandis to members of All India Service governed by the AIS(DCRB) Rules, 1958.
Encl : as above.

Yours faithfully, 
(Kavitha Padmanaban) 
Deputy Secretary(Services)

 Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

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Bonus Revised to Rs.7000/- w.e.f 01.04.2014 - Order Released by Department of Posts