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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Declaration of supplementary results in r/o LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Postal Group B


Source : http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2711

KV School Admission (2018-19): Online Registration - Closing Date


“Admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalaya for the Academic Year 2018-19 will commence from 01.03.2018 at 8:00 AM to 19.03.2013 upto 4:00 PM”

Kendriva Vidvalava Sangathan (HQ)
New Delhi
Admission Notice : 2018-19
Online Registration for Admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalaya for the Academic Year 2018-19 will commence from 01.03.2018 at 8:00 AM to 19.03.2013 upto 4:00 PM and for Class II and above from 02.04.2018 at 8:00 AM to 09.04.2018 upto 4:00 PM. The Admission details can be obtained at http://kvadmissiononline2018.in

Registration for Class II and above except Class XI will be done only if Vacancies exist. For Class XI, application forms will be issued immediately after the declaration of Class X results, subject to availability of Vacancies in the Vidyalayas.

Reckoning of age for all Classes shall be as on 31.03.2013. Reservation of seats will be as per KVS Admission Guidelines available on the website (www.kvsangathao.nic.in) For further details, parents may contact the Principal of nearby Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Authority: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/

Cancellation of GDS Telangana Notification(645 Posts)

Cancellation of GDS Telangana Notification(645 Posts) No. RE/GDS/2017 dtd 18.03.2017
Click below to download or enlarge - Notice regarding Cancellation of Telangana Notification(645 Posts) No. RE/GDS/2017 dtd 18.03.2017.



Purchase of Laptops/Notebooks for Eligible Officers – DoE Orders


F.No.08(34)/2017-E II(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.ll(A).B.ranch
New Delhi, the 20th February, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Instructions for the purchase of laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers – revised guidelines.
ln supersession to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum bearing No. 08(64)/2017-E.ll(A) dated 27th September 2016, regarding purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top computers by Ministries/ Departments & delegation of powers thereof, it has been decided that lap{op; tablet; notepad; ultrabook; notebook, net-book or devices of similar categories may be issued to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above for discharge of official work. These powers shall continue to be exercised in consultation with the Financial Adviser by the Secretary of the Ministry/ Department or any other authority who are specifically delegated these powers by this Ministry from time to time, duly taking into consideration the functional requirements and budgetary provisions.
2. This would, however, be subject to the following conditions:
(i) Cost of device: The Cost of device including Standard software* shall not exceed Rs. 80,000/- Standard Software: Any software (Operating System, Antivirus software or MS-Office etc.) that is essential for the running of device towards discharge of official functions/duties.
(ii) Purchase Procedures: As prescribed under GFRS/CVC guidelines may be followed.
(iii) Safety, Security & Maintenance of Device: The officer, who is given the device, shall be personally responsible for its safety and security as well as security of data/information, though the device shall continue to remain Government property. The officer concerned will be at liberty to get the device insured at his personal cost.
(iv) Retention/Replacement of device:
a) No new device may be sanctioned to an officer, who has already been allotted a device, in a Ministry /Department, up to five years. Any further issue of laptop in case of loss/damage beyond repairs within the prescribed period, should be considered only after the cost is recovered from the officer based on the book value after deducting the depreciation.
b) For the purpose of calculation of the book value, a depreciation of 25% per year, on straight line method, be adopted.
c) Post the completion of five years of usage, the officer shall retain the issued device.
(v) Conditions at the time of transfer, Superannuation etc.:
a) ln case where, at the time of purchase of device if the residual service of the officer is less than 5 years or in case the officer is transferred/deputed to State Govt. but with residual service of less than 5 years or the officer leaves the Government Service within 5 years of purchase of such device, the officer concerned will have the option of retaining the device by paying the annunl after deducting the depreciation.
b) Upon transfer/deputation of the officer to other Ministry/ Departments Attached/Subordinate offices of the Government of India or to the State Government in case of Officers of the All India Services, the officer will have the option of retaining the existing device and in case of such retention, this fact should be specifically mentioned in the Last Pay Certificate (LPC).
3. lnstructions for Ministries/Departments:
(i) For the officials who are currently holding laptops, notebooks or similar devices in accordance with the provisions of O.M. dt. 2710912016, the terms & conditions for retention/disposal of the device shall continue to be governed under the existing instructions of the said O.M.
(ii) The applicability of the provisions of this order to the officers of Armed Forcesi Para-Military Forces, officers of MoD & other similar establishments would be subject to restrictions imposed by the concerned departments/organizations duly taking into consideration the security of information. ln all such cases the security of the information shall be the responsibility of the concerned department.
4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).
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(Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Singh)
Directo(E.IIA)
Authority: www.doe.gov.in

Aadhaar For Children: School ID Can Be Used As Identity Proof, Says UIDAI

Aadhaar, the 12-digit unique identity number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), is mandatory and can be issued to everyone including children. A child’s school ID – the photo ID issued by a recognised educational institution – can also be used for his or her Aadhaar enrolment. This was said by the UIDAI on microblogging site Twitter. The child’s school ID will serve as an identity proof for Aadhaar enrolment, said the UIDAI, also the issuer of Aadhaar card. Also, the UIDAI recently introduced a blue-coloured ‘Baal Aadhaar’ card for children below the age of five years.

How to get an Aadhaar card for a child, according to the UIDAI website – uidai.gov.in:

1. Visit the enrolment centre with child’s birth certificate and the school’s identity card and fill the enrolment form.
2. One of the parents must also provide their Aadhaar card number for the authentication purpose. It is necessary to provide the Aadhaar card of one of the parents when enrolling for child’s Aadhaar card, according to the UIDAI.
3. Provide a mobile number that you wish to register with the Aadhaar card.
4. Biometrics are not recorded for children before five years of age. Once the child crosses the age of five years, his or her biometrics details – through iris and fingerprint scans – need to be updated. If the child’s age is more than five years, biometrics will also be recorded. The child’s fingerprint and iris scans as well as photograph will be taken at the Aadhaar enrolment centre (also known as ‘Aadhaar Kendra’). These details will be updated again when the child turns 15.
5. After confirmation, collect the acknowledgement slip. Once the verification process is completed, an SMS will be sent to the registered mobile number. Within 60 days of receiving this message, the Aadhaar card number will be issued.

Clarification from Directorate regarding RTP Cases

CBSE National Eligibility Test (UGC- NET) July 2018 Notification Out


CBSE National Eligibility Test (UGC- NET) July 2018 Notification Out: On behalf of UGC, the Central Board of Secondary Education announces holding of the National Eligibility Test(NET) on 08th JULY, 2018 (SUNDAY)for determining the eligibility of Indian nationals for the Eligibility for Assistant Professor only or Junior Research Fellowship & Eligibility for Assistant Professor Both in Indian universities and colleges. CBSE will conduct NET in 84 subjects (listed under item no.14 on page 12-14) at 91 selected Cities of Examination spread across the country. Check below for more details.

Exam Name: National Eligibility Test (UGC- NET) July 2018

Educational Qualification: Candidates who have secured at least 55% marks (without rounding off) in Master’s Degree OR equivalent examination from universities/institutions. For More details please read Official Notification.

Age Limit:
i) Junior Research Fellowship: Not more than 30 years as on 01.07.2018
ii) Assistant Professor: There is no upper age limit for applying for eligibility for
Assistant Professor.

Examination Fee:
  • General: Rs. 1000/- 
  • Other Backward Classes (Non-creamy layer), as per the Central list of OBC available on website: www.ncbc.nic.in : Rs. 500/-
  • SC/ST/PwD: Rs. 250/-

The candidates may pay the examination fee either by credit/ debit card or through echallan
generated during the online filling of the application form. In case of e-challan the
payment should be made in the Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank. In case the examination
fee is paid through credit/debit card the additional processing charges as following will also be
debited from the credit/debit card of the candidate.
Credit card: - 1.20% of the examination fee plus the service tax as applicable.
Debit Card: - 0.75% of examination fee plus the service tax as applicable
Scheme of Exam: The Test will consist of two papers. Both the papers will consist of only objective type questions and will be held on 08th July, 2018 (SUNDAY) in two separate sessions as under:

How to Apply: Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.
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Important Dates:
  • Starting Date of Online Application: 06-03-2018
  • Last Date to Apply Online: 05-04-2018
  • Last date of submission of Fee through online generated Bank challan, at any branch of (Syndicate/Canara/ICICI/HDFC Bank) or through credit/debit card : 06-04-2018
  • Correction in Particulars of application form on the website: 25/04/2018 to 01/05/2018
  • Date of Examination: 08-07-2018

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Declaration of supplementary results in r/o LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Postal Group B



Source : http://utilities.cept.gov.in/dop/pdfbind.ashx?id=2711

KV School Admission (2018-19): Online Registration - Closing Date


“Admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalaya for the Academic Year 2018-19 will commence from 01.03.2018 at 8:00 AM to 19.03.2013 upto 4:00 PM”

Kendriva Vidvalava Sangathan (HQ)
New Delhi
Admission Notice : 2018-19
Online Registration for Admission to Class I in Kendriya Vidyalaya for the Academic Year 2018-19 will commence from 01.03.2018 at 8:00 AM to 19.03.2013 upto 4:00 PM and for Class II and above from 02.04.2018 at 8:00 AM to 09.04.2018 upto 4:00 PM. The Admission details can be obtained at http://kvadmissiononline2018.in

Registration for Class II and above except Class XI will be done only if Vacancies exist. For Class XI, application forms will be issued immediately after the declaration of Class X results, subject to availability of Vacancies in the Vidyalayas.

Reckoning of age for all Classes shall be as on 31.03.2013. Reservation of seats will be as per KVS Admission Guidelines available on the website (www.kvsangathao.nic.in) For further details, parents may contact the Principal of nearby Kendriya Vidyalaya.

Authority: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/

Monday, February 26, 2018

Direct recruitment to the cadre of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants for filling up of vacancies of the year 2015-16 conducted by SSC





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Employment News : 24 February to 2 March 2018



JOB HIGHLIGHTS

INDIAN OIL
Name Of Post : Technician/Trade Apprentices.
No.of Vacancies : 175
Last Date :28.02.2018
 
NBCC (INDIA) LIMITED
Name Of Post : General Manager, Additional General Manager, Dy.General Manager etc
No.of Vacancies : 145
Last Date :30 days from publication
 
INDIAN SPACE RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
Name Of Post : Scientist/Engineer ‘SC’
No.of Vacancies : 28
Last Date :05.03.2018
 
NATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LABORATORY
Name Of Post : Research Associate, Junior Research Fellow
No.of Vacancies : 18
Last Date :30.03.2018
 
JAWAHARLAL INSTITUTE OF POSTGRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION AND RESEARCH
Name Of Post : Professor, Associate Professor
No.of Vacancies : 52
Last Date :16.03.2018
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in/

POSB Interest 01.01.2018 to 31.03.2018




Friday, February 23, 2018

PREMATURE CLOSURE OF TIME DEPOSIT (TD) ACCOUNTS


(1) The premature withdrawal of a Time Deposit can be allowed six months after opening of account. If account is closed between 6 months and 1 year, interest at the rate of Savings Account fixed from time to time shall be eligible.
(2)     Premature withdrawal of a deposit after the expiry of one year in case of 2-year, 3-year and 5-year account will be regulated under the provisions of rule 8 of Post Office Time Deposit Rules, 1981, on reduced interest.  In such cases, the amount of deposit shall be repaid with interest as under:-
a)         The rate of interest on such deposit shall be payable to the depositor for the completed years and months from the date of deposit to the date of closure and such interest shall be one (1) per cent less than the rate specified for a deposit of 1-year, 2-years or 3-years, as the case may be, in the concerned Tables under Rule 7 of POTD Rules, 1981.
b)         In respect of  5-year account, if the completed years and months exceed 3-years, the interest payable shall be one(1) per cent less than the rate specified for a deposit of 3-years in the concerned Table under Rule 7 ibid.
c)         The amount of interest already paid on the deposit at the higher rate shall be set off against the principal and the interest payable under this rule and only the net balance shall be payable on such premature closure of the account. 
(3)   The premature withdrawal of Time Deposit can be allowed in the normal course on presentation of application for Closure of Account (SB7A) by the depositor.  No separate sanction for this purpose will be issued.  The Head Post Offices and Departmental Sub Post Offices will be competent to allow premature closure of a Time Deposit accounts as in the case of final closure of the account. Procedure laid down for closure of TD Account should be applied for pre-mature closure also.
Source : POSB manual

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Aadhaar Card Linking: Seven Things Aadhaar Card Holders Need To Know



March 31, 2018 is the last date to link Aadhaar card or the 12-digit Unique Identity Number with various government schemes and financial services. These range from PAN card, bank accounts and mobile SIMs to mutual fund investments and small savings schemes such as PPF (Public Provident Fund) and KVP (Kisan Vikas Patra). The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) – the issuer of the 12-digit Aadhaar number or Unique Identity Number (UID) as well as Aadhaar card – has in a communication dated January 14, 2018 sought to address some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

Here are some of the FAQs about Aadhaar which card holders need to know, according to UIDAI,

1. The UIDAI has all my data including biometrics, bank account, PAN etc. Will it be used to track my activities?
Absolutely false. UIDAI database has only the following information –
(a) Your name, address, DOB, gender, date of birth
(b) Ten finger prints, two IRIS scans, facial photograph
(c) Mobile number and email ID
Rest assured, UIDAI does not have your information about family, caste, religion, education, bank accounts, shares, mutual funds, financial and property details, health records etc and will never have these information in its database.
In fact, Section 32(3) of the Aadhaar Act 2016 specifically prohibits UIDAI from controlling, collecting, keeping or maintaining any information about the purpose of authentication either by itself or through any entity.
2. When I link my bank accounts, shares, mutual funds and mobile phones with Aadhaar, will the UIDAI not get this information?

Absolutely not. When you give Aadhaar number to your banks, mutual fund companies, mobile phone companies, they only send Aadhaar number, your biometrics (given at the time authentication) and your name etc to UIDAI for verification for your identity. They do not send your bank account or its details to UIDAI.
So far as UIDAI is concerned, it responds to such verification requests by replying either ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. In few cases, if the verification answer is ‘Yes’, your basic KYC details (name, address, photo etc.) available with UIDAI are sent to the service provider.
3. Why am I being asked to link all my bank accounts with Aadhaar?

For your own security, it is necessary to verify identity of all bank account holders and link them with Aadhaar to weed out the accounts being operated by fraudsters, money-launderers, criminals etc. When every bank account is verified and linked with Aadhaar and then If anyone fraudulently withdraws money from your account, through Aadhaar such fraudster can easily be located and punished.
Therefore, by linking your bank accounts with Aadhaar, your accounts becomes more secure and not the other way around.
4. Do NRIs need Aadhaar for banking, mobile, PAN and other services?

Aadhaar is only for residents of India. NRIs are not eligible to get Aadhaar. The respective service providers like banks and mobile companies have laid down NRI-specific exemptions. NRIs should simply tell the banks and other service providers such as credit card companies etc that they are not required to provide Aadhaar numbers by virtue of being non-resident Indians.
5. Why am I being asked to verify and link my mobile numbers with Aadhaar?

For your own security and security of our country, it is necessary to verify identity of all mobile subscribers and link them with Aadhaar to weed out mobile numbers being operated by fraudsters, money-launderers, criminals etc. It has been found that most criminals and terrorists get SIM cards issued in the name of fictitious and even real people without their knowledge and use them for committing frauds and crime. When every mobile number is verified and linked with Aadhaar, then fraudsters, criminals, and terrorists using mobiles can be easily identified and punished in accordance with law.
6. Can the mobile company store my biometrics taken at the time of SIM verification and use them for other purposes later?

No one, including mobile phone companies, can store or use your biometrics taken at the time of Aadhaar verification and linking. The biometrics are encrypted as soon as Aadhaar holder places his finger on fingerprint sensor and this encrypted data is sent to UIDAI for verification.
Regulation 17(1)(a) of the Aadhaar (Authentication) Regulations 2016, strictly prohibits any requesting entity which includes mobile phone companies, banks etc from storing, sharing or publishing the finger-prints for any reason whatsoever and neither shall it retain any copy of such fingerprints. Any violation of this provision is a punishable offence under the Aadhaar Act 2016.
7. Some agencies are not accepting e-Aadhaar. They insist on original Aadhaar. Why?
e-Aadhaar (downloaded Aadhaar) from UIDAI website is as legally valid as original Aadhaar issued by UIDAI . Both should be acceptable by all Agencies. In fact downloaded e-Aadhaar has updated address etc. of the Aadhaar holders and therefore should be preferable. If anyone refuses to accept downloaded e-Aadhaar, the Aadhaar holder may lodge complaints with higher authorities of those departments/agencies.