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Monday, May 08, 2017

The Maternity Benefit ( Amendment ) Act , 2017 - Clarifications : Ministry of Labour & Employment.

Supply of POS (Swipe Machines) to all HOs in India




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Click Here to view the list of Head Offices to which SBI POS machines are being supplied for use in MPCM counter of Head Post Offices for booking of registers/speed post articles.

Minimum BSNL Broadband Speed Increased to 4Mbps at No Extra Cost

As informed earlier, BSNL Broadband Speed has been increased to a minimum of 4Mbps from 2Mbps across the country starting May 1. The state-run telecom operator is India’s leading wired broadband service provider and the speed upgrade comes at no cost to its consumers.Minimum BSNL broadband speed increased to 4Mbps.
The speed change is valid across the nation for existing and new subscribers starting 1st May 2017. However, the FUP speed remains unchanged at 1Mbps.
The speed hike comes for plans which have Fixed Monthly Charges(FMC) of Rs 675 and above. Apart from the increase in minimum speed, BSNL is also increasing the FUP high-speed data limit by up to 250% for many plans. For instance, the revised high-speed data with the 20 GB plan will now be 70 GB which sums up to a 250% hike as reported by ET.
The plans are not reflected on the BSNL portal as of now, but they will soon be updated. The BSNL Customer service centers or call center can be reached at 1800-345-1500 for new connections and updated BSNL broadband speed.
BSNL is offering amazing starter plans for new subscribers offering Unlimited Broadband at Rs 249. The plan offers 300 GB broadband data at 2 Mbps till the daily data limit of 10 GB is reached. After exhaustion of 10GB, the subscribers will still get unlimited internet access at 1 Mbps. This plan also offers unlimited calls to any number in the country from 9 pm to 7 am.
BSNL is the only operator offering 10GB per day plan under Wired Broadband service provider in the country.

Employment News : 6 May to 12 May 2017


SHASHASTRA SEEMA BAL
Name Of Post : Constable (GD) under Sports Quota
No.of Vacancies : 355
Last Date :30 Days after Publication
 
GOA SHIPYARD LIMITED, GOA
Name Of Post : Assistant Superintendent, Technical Assistant, Commercial Assistant, Diploma Trainee etc
No.of Vacancies : 110
Last Date :15.05.2017
 
CSIR-INSTITUTE OF HIMALAYAN BIORESOURCE TECHNOLOGY, HIMACHAL PRADESH
Name Of Post : Senior Scientist, Technical Officer, Technical Assistant etc
No.of Vacancies : 19
Last Date :05.05.2017
 
INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LIMITED
Name Of Post : Jr. Engineering Assistant IV, Jr. Materials Assistant and Junior Quality Control Analyst
No.of Vacancies : 74
Last Date :19.05.2017
 
CURRENCY NOTE PRESS, NASIK
Name Of Post : Supervisors in Various Disciplines
No.of Vacancies : 43
Last Date :31.05.2017

Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in

Cabinet approves modifications in pay structure, pay matrices

The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, recently approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay structure and revision of the three pay matrices in the course of their implementation
The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS).
The Union Cabinet, chaired by PM Modi, recently approved important proposals relating to modifications in the 7th CPC (Central Pay Commission) recommendations on pay structure and revision of the three pay matrices in the course of their implementation.
The Cabinet, while approving the 7th CPC recommendations for their implementation on 29th June, 2016, had made two modifications in the Defence Pay Matrix as under:
(a) Index of Rationalisation (IOR) of Level 13A (Brigadier) may be increased from 2.57 to 2.67.
(b) Additional 3 stages in Levels 12A (Lt. Col.), 3 stages in Level 13 (Colonel) and 2 stages in Level 13A (Brigadier) may be added.
The Cabinet has now approved further modifications in the pay structure and the three Pay Matrices, i.e. Civil, Defence and Military Nursing Service (MNS). The modifications are listed below:
  • Defence Pay Matrix has been extended to 40 stages similar to the Civil Pay Matrix: The 7th CPC had recommended a compact Pay Matrix for Defence Forces personnel keeping in view the number of levels, age and retirement profiles of the service personnel. The Ministry of Defence raised the issue that the compact nature of the Defence Pay Matrix may lead to stagnation for JCOs in Defence Forces and proposed that the Defence Pay Matrix be extended to 40 stages. The Cabinet decision to extend the Defence Pay Matrix will benefit the JCOs who can continue in service without facing any stagnation till their retirement age of 57 years.
  • IOR for Levels 12 A (Lt. Col. and equivalent) and 13 (Colonel and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) in the Civil Pay Matrix has been increased from 2.57 to 2.67: Variable IOR ranging from 2.57 to 2.81 has been applied by the 7th CPC to arrive at Minimum Pay in each Level on the premise that with enhancement of Levels from Pay Band 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and onwards, the role, responsibility and accountability increases at each step in the hierarchy. This principle has not been applied in respect of Levels 12A (Lt. Col. and equivalent), 13 (Colonel and equivalent) and 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) of Defence Pay Matrix and Level 13 (Director and equivalent) of the Civil Pay Matrix on the ground that there was a disproportionate increase in entry pay at the level pertaining to GP 8700 in the 6th CPC regime. The IOR for Level 13A (Brigadier and equivalent) in the Defence Pay Matrix has already been revised upwards with the approval of the Cabinet earlier. In view of the request from Ministry of Defence for raising the IOR for Levels 12 A and 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix and requests from others, the IOR for these levels has been revised upwards to ensure uniformity of approach in determining the IOR.
  • To give effect to the decisions to extend the Defence Pay Matrix and to enhance the IORs, the three Pay Matrices – Civil, Defence and MNS – have also been revised. While doing so, two calculation errors noticed in the MNS Pay Matrix have also been rectified.
  • To ensure against reduction in pay, benefit of pay protection in the form of Personal Pay was earlier extended to officers when posted on deputation under Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) with the approval of Cabinet. The benefit will also be available to officers coming on Central Deputation on posts not covered under the CSS.
Source : Financial Express.