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......... .............. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE SELECTED CANDIDATES FOR THE POSTS OF GDS .............. NEXT HEARING OF THE COURT CASE IN PR. CAT, DELHI IS ON 31st July 2019............Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee recommendations are being implemented from 01-07-2018 after the Cabinet approval on 06th June 2018....

MESSAGE FROM CHQ

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

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Release of poster on National Strike Declaration

June-10 : Hyderabad :
National Strike Declaration Convention of Central Govt Employees - Hyderabad - Releasing of poster on 29th March 2018 at Hyderabad by Central, State and Public Sector Employees' leaders.

All affiliates & C-o-Cs of Confederation are requested to ensure their participation in the convention as per quota fixed by Confederation CHQ.

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation

AIPEU-GDS agitation programme on GDS issues

Dear Comrades,

The AIPEU-GDS 3rd All India Conference held in Allahabad (UP) has unanimously resolved to go for a series of agitation programmes on GDS issues viz., 

(i) immediate implementation of all positive recommendations of  Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report  

(ii) complete the process of Membership verification in GDS cadre.

For the last few weeks Govt. & Department playing tactics & drag the issue of implementation of the GDS Committee recommendations for the reasons best known to the concerned authorities. 

The resentment and anger over the situation is growing day by day among the 2.50 lakhs of Gramin Dak Sevaks all over India.

It suspects, some more hurdles may be created to conclude the process from Govt side. 
We have to built pressure to resolve our issues at the earliest.

Get ready for a higher form of action i.e., indefinite strike.

Make all the agitation programmes a grand success.
P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

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Payment of interest and maturity value of Small Savings Investments through Savings Account : Ministry of Finance



Wednesday, March 28, 2018

AIPEU-GDS agitation programme on GDS issues

Dear Comrades,

The AIPEU-GDS 3rd All India Conference held in Allahabad (UP) has unanimously resolved to go for a series of agitation programmes on GDS issues viz., 

(i) immediate implementation of all positive recommendations of  Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report  

(ii) complete the process of Membership verification in GDS cadre.

For the last few weeks Govt. & Department playing tactics & drag the issue of implementation of the GDS Committee recommendations for the reasons best known to the concerned authorities. 

The resentment and anger over the situation is growing day by day among the 2.50 lakhs of Gramin Dak Sevaks all over India.

It suspects, some more hurdles may be created to conclude the process from Govt side. 
We have to built pressure to resolve our issues at the earliest.

Get ready for a higher form of action i.e., indefinite strike.

Make all the agitation programmes a grand success.


P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS

Revision of interest rates for Small Savings Schemes -- unchanged from the previous quarter

Preventive checks/actions to avert/unearth and investigate fraud in CBS POs.....

Regarding smooth completion of End of Year (EOY) activities

This is in continuation of my earlier e-mail sent on 19.03.2018 on the captioned subject. The whole matter has again been reviewed and now it has been decided to conduct POSB business in Finacle on 31st March, 2018 up to 5 P.M. for the convenience of the customers / depositors.

In view of above, 31st March, 2018 will be a full transaction day, with extended counter hours up to 5 P.M. The 2nd April, 2018 will be a NO TRANSACTION DAY for smooth completion of End of Year (EOY) activities.

Accordingly, it is requested to replace the existing public notices with the following - 

"BUSINESS IN POSB SCHEMES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON 31st MARCH, 2018 UP TO 5 P.M. The 2nd APRIL, 2018 WILL BE A NO BUSINESS DAY DUE TO COMPLETION OF END OF YEAR ACTIVITIES."

Necessary action in this regard may be taken accordingly.

This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.​

With Regards.
Sachin Kishore,
DDG (FS)
Dak Bhawan,
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Inclusion of Aadhaar in respect of Small Savings Schemes ---- date extended

Annual closing of Government Accounts .................... RBI

Monday, March 26, 2018

Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY)

of Finance23-March, 2018 17:32 IST
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) 
and 
Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) 
Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) were launched on 9th May, 2015. The cover period under these Schemes is 1st June of each year to 31st May of subsequent year. These Schemes are offered/administered through both Public and Private Sector Insurance companies, in tie-up with scheduled commercial banks, Regional Rural Banks and Cooperative Banks.

PMJJBY offers a renewable one year term life cover of Rupees Two Lakh to all subscribing bank account holders in the age group of 18 to 50 years, covering death due to any reason, for a premium of Rs.330/- per annum per subscriber, to be auto debited from subscriber’s bank account. Similarly, PMSBY offers a renewable oneyear accidental death cum disability cover to all subscribing bank account holders in the age group of 18 to 70 years for a premium of Rs.12/- per annum per subscriber to be auto debited from subscriber’s bank account. The scheme provides a cover of Rs. Two Lakh for accidental death or total permanent disability and Rs One Lakh in case of permanent partial disability.

PMJJBY and PMSBY provide insurance cover to common people, especially poor and the under-privileged sections of the society. The Government as well as the Public Sector Insurance Companies such as Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) had organized massive campaign to create awareness amongst large sections of population and also carried outreach efforts to facilitate access to the schemes. An exclusive website www.jansuraksha.gov.in, which hosts all relevant material / information including forms, rules etc. related to this scheme in English, Hindi and regional languages, was created. The progress of settlement of claims under the schemes is monitored regularly by the Government. Any complaints in respect of the schemes are dealt in coordination with banks and insurance companies in getting it resolved expeditiously.

The State/UT-wise details made under PMJJBY and PMSBY so far along with the percentage of beneficiaries covered in these schemes compared to India’s population are given in Annexure.

No
Name of State / UT
PMJJBY
PMSBY
PMJJBY
Claim
Percentage
PMSBY
Claim
Percentage
Settlement
to eligible
Settlement
to eligible
Enrolments
Enrolments
Ratio
population
Ratio
population
1
ANDAMAN AND NICOBAR ISLANDS
13,417
100.00%
6.12%
25,939
N/A
9.64%
2
ANDHRA PRADESH $$
180,40,161
94.35%
5.39%
267,94,786
95.45%
17.70%
3
ARUNACHAL PRADESH
33,871
94.67%
5.87%
54,557
N/A
8.28%
4
ASSAM
5,84,825
98.01%
3.88%
15,42,341
91.67%
8.24%
5
BIHAR
12,66,498
93.74%
3.65%
44,35,787
95.21%
9.97%
6
CHANDIGARH
49,270
93.33%
4.66%
1,80,897
91.84%
13.38%
7
CHHATTISGARH
11,20,568
96.43%
9.32%
48,78,782
93.16%
32.42%
8
DADRA AND NAGAR HAVELI
18,100
96.88%
5.56%
38,729
100.00%
10.59%
9
DAMAN AND DIU
13,611
100.00%
7.16%
30,015
N/A
13.91%
10
GOA
1,13,053
97.77%
6.64%
2,34,179
96.83%
11.00%
11
GUJARAT
21,42,005
92.47%
7.34%
50,85,989
95.77%
13.66%
12
HARYANA
8,03,608
94.49%
5.25%
27,16,634
91.49%
13.59%
13
HIMACHAL PRADESH
2,44,435
96.70%
7.57%
9,70,141
91.89%
22.04%
14
JAMMU AND KASHMIR
2,62,659
98.08%
3.33%
6,06,542
97.73%
8.38%
15
JHARKHAND
4,39,311
96.75%
3.17%
17,33,879
95.30%
10.97%
16
KARNATAKA
29,02,855
98.50%
8.60%
63,87,312
95.79%
14.82%
17
KERALA
7,59,384
97.89%
5.35%
36,73,381
97.02%
18.02%
18
LAKSHADWEEP
1,147
N/A
2.95%
4,510
N/A
9.73%
19
MADHYA PRADESH
18,22,529
96.59%
5.08%
74,07,563
95.33%
17.42%
20
MAHARASHTRA
34,49,919
95.82%
6.07%
80,03,951
95.22%
11.39%
21
MANIPUR
30,031
97.87%
2.75%
87,690
100.00%
6.09%
22
MEGHALAYA
36,681
89.86%
3.41%
77,784
66.67%
5.98%
23
MIZORAM
46,453
98.78%
7.47%
72,568
100.00%
9.70%
24
NAGALAND
19,076
96.36%
3.51%
48,569
N/A
7.45%
25
DELHI
8,74,887
94.65%
5.89%
22,21,327
95.47%
11.47%
26
ODISHA
9,18,132
96.69%
4.36%
35,93,515
94.77%
13.89%
27
PUDUCHERRY
64,443
96.00%
7.83%
1,93,922
94.87%
17.97%
28
PUNJAB
6,04,813
96.51%
4.28%
32,88,932
94.05%
17.38%
29
RAJASTHAN
13,45,160
89.33%
5.07%
47,74,162
94.59%
13.88%
30
SIKKIM
26,355
100.00%
6.51%
46,679
75.00%
9.32%
31
TAMIL NADU
23,26,177
97.35%
5.06%
68,65,370
92.97%
11.50%
32
TELENGANA
16,78,284
96.21%
6.44%
55,26,435
98.17%
16.35%
33
TRIPURA
99,101
83.62%
4.45%
3,11,420
90.00%
10.85%
34
UTTAR PRADESH
31,63,381
93.11%
3.50%
116,66,598
94.76%
10.33%
35
UTTARAKHAND
3,30,352
93.02%
5.12%
12,93,280
95.60%
16.25%
36
WEST BENGAL
12,51,194
97.18%
2.80%
55,91,359
86.77%
9.74%
37
Others & Non-CBS Enrolments **
61,08,451
136,27,812
Grand Total
530,04,197
95.13%
5.05%
1340,93,336
94.62%
13.20%
**Beneficiaries converged from Ministry of Textiles, Women & Child Development, MSME and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairy and Fisheries from their respective erstwhile Insurance schemes. Non-CBS enrolments pertain to urban cooperative bank subscribers which were not migrated to CBS system.

$$ includes 1.65 crore and 1.99 crore beneficiaries which have been converged from AABY to PMJJBY and PMSBY respectively in the state of Andhra Pradesh

This was stated by Shri Ship Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Competition is the catalyst for change, quality and affordable prices; Delivers Valedictory Address at the International Competition Network Annual Conference 2018 (ICN2018) in New Delhi today;

MoS for Communications (Independent Charge) and Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha: 
Competition is the catalyst for change, quality and affordable prices; Delivers Valedictory Address at the International Competition Network Annual Conference 2018 (ICN2018) in New Delhi today; 

Three-day International Competition Network’s Annual Conference 2018 comes to an end
Competition is a catalyst for change and when competition works well, the consumers are well informed as well as fully empowered. This was stated by the Union Minister of State for Communication (Independent Charge) and Railways Shri Manoj Sinha. He said that fair and healthy competition in the long run benefits businesses as well as consumers and economy as a whole. The Minister said that “the unfolding competitive federalism among States is the new reality of brand India”. Shri Sinha was delivering the Valedictory Address at the International Competition Network’s 17th Annual Conference 2018 which concluded here today. The three day ICN Annual Conference was organized by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) from 21st to 23rd March 2018 in the national capital. The Conference brought together more than 520 delegates from 73 countries.

Delivering the Valedictory Address, the Union MoS, Shri Sinha further said the resultant benefits of fair competition — in the form of more choices, better quality, and lower prices for the consumers — are too obvious to be recounted. The Minister said that competition has positive impact on the economy at large. He said that competition also leads to innovation because if a company is the sole player in a monopolistic market, there is hardly any rational or incentive for it to innovate and drive improvements in its products and services. The Minister said that collective enforcement is the need of the hour in the globalised world. While complementing the CCI for holding 2018 ICN Annual Conference, the Minister expressed confidence that the outcome of the 3-day Conference would help address many of the practical challenges that come in the way of making our businesses and economic environments more vibrant, fair, equitable, inclusive and sustainable. He also appreciated CCI for their diligent and prompt processing of merger in the Telecom sector in less than one month.

The Union Minister, Shri Sinha said the big jump in India’s rank from 55 to 39 in World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Competitiveness Report in two years; improvement in its ranking from 142nd position to 100th in Ease of Doing Business in last three years and from 65th to 40th position in WEF Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index in just four years, reflect the significant progress we have made as a nation under the dynamic leadership of the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi.

Shri Sinha lauded the role of CCI in providing the competition authorities of different countries with a formal but specialised platform by hosting the ICN Annual Conference 2018 for working towards convergence of sound competition policies and best practices. It has been a torch-bearer for 138 competition agencies in 125 countries. He said that events such as these become important for all the stakeholders to come together, exchange thoughts, ideas and information, and learn from their collective experiences.
There were eight Plenaries and Twenty-Four Breakout Sessions in the three days International Conference. From India’s point of view, the focus of discussion was on the ‘Special Project on Cartel Enforcement and Competition’ that provides insight into the areas of rampant cartelisation, use of tools for effective cartel investigation, and the need for focussed advocacy in vulnerable areas. Other areas of discussion that generated an enthusiastic response among participants were ‘perspectives from the bench: litigating competition cases’, ‘advocacy at the top at any time’ and ‘vertical restraints in offline and online markets’.

In his Closing Remarks, Shri D.K.Sikri, Chairperson, CCI highlighted that despite differences in geographies, businesses and content of law across the globe, there is a common language of communication when it comes to implementation of competition law. He said the energy and activity of delegates from more than 70 countries was unique and enthusiastic. Relating competition and law, the CCI Chairperson said at the heart of competition are the economic principles that must be governed by law. He said that the role of the ICN Annual Conference was to bring stakeholders face to face with issues and this Conference has helped in facilitating international cooperation and sharing of best practices on competition law and its application amongst member countries.

The event concluded with CCI handing-over the baton to Colombia for the next ICN Annual Conference - 2019. The 2019 Conference would focus on digital economy, leniency programme, private enforcement, vertical mergers and vertical restraint.
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‘Face ID’ From July 1 For Aadhaar Authentication, UIDAI Tells Supreme Court

The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) informed the Supreme Court on Thursday that it will introduce ‘Face ID’ on July 1 to enable Aadhaar holders to authenticate their identity to access services, benefits and subsidies.

The Face ID would help people without biometrics or those with poor biometrics to avoid authentication failures and financial exclusion.

The court has repeatedly been referring to how biometric authentication failures had deprived citizens of their rightful entitlements like pension and provident fund. It has highlighted that people with physical disabilities and the mentally challenged may face the danger of financial exclusion.

Accessing benefits

In a presentation to the Supreme Court, UIDAI CEO Ajay Bhushan Pandey showed photographs of persons with leprosy, senior citizens with poor biometrics and those with physical disabilities accessing benefits through Aadhaar.

He said a complete exemption from biometric authentication was provided to persons with leprosy and those whose biometrics were non-existent due to disability or other reasons.

Authentication modes

Mr. Pandey drew the court’s attention to Regulation 4 of the Aadhaar (Authentication) Regulations of 2016 which detailed the various modes of authentication. One was verifying demographic details of the Aadhaar-holder, like name, gender and date of birth. The Aadhaar number and demographic information of the Aadhaar number holder was matched with the demographic data in the CIDR.

Secondly, there was the One Time Pin (OTP) based authentication with limited time validity. The PIN was sent to the registered mobile number and/or e-mail address of the Aadhaar number-holder.

Then there was the multi-factor authentication, which was a combination of two or more of the modes – biometric or OTP or demographic – for authentication.

The Regulation allows individuals the right to choose a suitable mode(s) of authentication for a particular service or business function to enhance security. However, for the avoidance of doubt, e-KYC authentication should only be carried out using OTP and/or biometric authentication.

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