Monday, April 24, 2017
Dated - 21.04.2017
ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP
2017 MAY 6th & 7th (SATURDAY, SUNDAY)
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM – 695001
VENUE : BTR BHAWAN (Com. P. Balakrishnan Nagar)
08.30 am : Registration
09.30 am : Flag hoisting, Homage to martyrs.
10.00 am : INAUGURATION & CLASS – I
Welcome : Com. P. V. Rajendran, General Secretary, COC, Kerala
Presided by : Com. K. K. N. Kutty, National President, Confederation
Inauguration & Class-I :
Com. A. K. Padmanabhan, All India Vice President, CITU.
Subject: Challenges and Responsibilities in the Trade Union front.
Speech by : Com. C. Divakaran, MLA
01.00 pm to 02.00 pm – Lunch Break
02.00 PM : CLASS-II
Subject : Trade Union and Social issues
Class by : Com. M. B. Rajesh, MP
04.30 pm : CLASS – III & INTERACTIVE SESSION
Subject :7th CPC related and other issues of central govt. employees – role of Confederation.
Presentation : Com. K. K. N. Kutty, President
Chief Executives of major organisations will also participate in the interactive session.
08.00 pm : Dinner
09.30 am : CLASS – IV
Subject : 25 years of Neo-liberal reforms and Role of Working class
Class by : Com. K. Chandran PIllai, Ex-MP
12.30 am : CLASS - V
Subject : Significance of Joint campaign by Central and state Government Employees against NPS and outsourcing.
Class by : Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation
02.00 pm : Camp Review
Vote of thanks by : Com. V. Sreekumar, State President, COC Kerala
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stamps with aroma
For all its convenience and speed, emails cannot transmit fragrances. At least not yet. So it stands to reason that postal departments cash in on this advantage of snail mail, by issuing stamps with aroma. Back in the day, romantic missives would be enhanced by scented paper and pressed flowers.
No wonder Bhutan, the first country to issue scented stamps 44 years ago, chose rose perfumed ones. India's first such offering was four varieties of jasmine, followed by sandalwood, both of which were apt. Switzerland's chocolate stamp was a no-brainer but it sadly did not offer a taste component. Neither did China's sweet-and-sour pork stamp. As Brazil already debuted a coffee scented stamp in 2001, India's version of the roasted bean stamp — launched last weekend — should have offered this technological advancement.
Maybe future tea or masala stamps can feature a tasty incentive.
Austria has brought out stamps with porcelain, embroidered flowers and crystal studs. China, Thailand, Australia and even Luxembourg have issued silk stamps, and many have also gone in for 3D ones depicting everything from revolving trophies to storm systems.
Using thermochrome ink — so that images change colour when rubbed — is another philately staple. India's postal department should consider putting a more distinctive stamp on its offerings.
source : ET
A JOINT GENERAL BODY MEETING OF POSTAL & RMS CASUAL & CONTINGENT EMPLOYEES UNION (AIPCPCCWF) HAS BEEN HELD IN THE PREMISES OF THE O/O CHIEF POSTMASTER GENERAL, HYDERABAD ON 23rd APRIL 2017.
NEW SET OF ORGNIZING BODY HAS BEEN FORMED FOR BOTH CIRCLES i.e., TELANGANA & ANDHRA PRADESH, UNANIMOUSLY..
Telangana Circle :
President : Com.T.Suresh, Secunderabad Dn.
Secretary: Com.Nagaraju, Hyd City Dn.
Treasurer: Com. Mallesh, Hyd South East Dn.
Andhra Pradesh Circle:
President : Com.Y.Nagabhushanam,
Secretary: Com.Venkateswararao, Guntur Dn.
Treasurer: Com.Suresh, RMS 'V' Dn.
CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING OF AIPCPCCWF -
Hyderabad - 22nd April 2017, B-1, P&T Quarters, Chikkadapally
Confederation meeting in the evening session on 22nd April 2017
B-1, P&T Quarters, Chikkadapally
Telangana Postgal Coordination Committee meeting on 23rd April 2017
Felicitation to Com.K.Ramachandram, Chairman, Circle Coordination Committee, NFPE,
former All India President & Circle Secretary AIPAOEU on his retirement.
Function held in the premises of o/o Chief Postmaster General, Hyderabad
Friday, April 21, 2017
Think twice before becoming administrator of a group on WhatsApp or Facebook as one is liable for prosecution if any rumour or fake news is circulated on it.
Social media platforms allow a person to create a group on which members can share views, photographs or videos.
Concerns have been raised about social media misuse as fake news, morphed photographs and disturbing videos with fabricated local narratives can easily be circulated that can trigger tension and even communal rift in an area.
In a joint order issued by District Magistrate Yogeshwar Ram Mishra and Senior Superintendent of Police Nitin Tiwari, it has been made clear that any factually incorrect, rumour or misleading information on a social media group could result in an FIR against the group administrator.
"There are several groups on social media which are named on news groups and also groups with other names which are propagating news and information which is not authentic. These are being forwarded without cross checking," it said.
Considering this issue, directives are being issued to social media groups, WhatsApp and Facebook group administrators and members, the order said.
There are over 200 million WhatsApp users in India.
It directed that social media group administrators should be ready to bear the responsibility and ownership of the groups.
The administrator must include only those members who are personally known to him or her.
If any statement is made by a group member which is fake, can cause religious disharmony, or rumour, the group admin must deny it on the group and remove the member from the group, the order said.
"In the event of inaction from the group admin, he or she will be considered guilty and action will be taken against the group admin," it said.
Such a post must also be reported to the nearest police station so that action can be taken against the member under the law, it said.
The order, issued yesterday, says while freedom of expression on social media is important, it also comes with a responsibility.
Varanasi is the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The administration has directed that no statement or post which can hurt religious sentiments should be forwarded to any other group or person else legal action will be taken.
It also directs that case under cyber crime law, Information Technology Act and IPC will be filed in case of violation of these guidelines.
The order also makes it clear that orders of the Supreme Court and various high courts will be considered while initiating action.
It needs to be seen how Varanasi police which is facing severe staff crunch implements such an order as WhatsApp and social media are not limited to the boundaries of the district.
Source : The Economic Times