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Enhanced family Pension-Clarification

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DR Gangadharan becomes President of IFA

DR Gangadharan becomes President of IFA






We have some happy news to share. Dr KR Gangadharan, popularly known as


Ganga or KRG, of Heritage Hospitals Hyderabad has NOW become the President


of International Federation of Ageing. Even as VP of Asis Pacific Region of


IFA earlier, Dr KRG did a lot of good for Indian seniors. He was the chief guest at 3rd National Convention Of Railway Pensioners Associations at New Jalpaiguri He is credited with starting first geriatric hospital in Hyderabad. He is trainer as a very large number of courses have been conducted for geriatric Nurses,
Bedside attendants, etc. In the coming years we may witness International seminars being hosted in India. He is close to MOSJE and has earned the respect of all Senior Citizen as well as Pensioners Agencies in India. He is also Adviser to AISCCON. He was a member of revision committee on NPOP. He is a member of National Council on Older Persons, GOI.


Let us congratulate him on his much deserved recognition in Global sc…

DR Gangadharan becomes President of IFA

DR Gangadharan becomes President of  IFA
We have some happy news to share. Dr KR Gangadharan, popularly known as Ganga or KRG, of Heritage Hospitals Hyderabad has NOW become the President of International Federation of Ageing. Even as VP of Asis Pacific Region of IFA earlier, Dr KRG did a lot of good for Indian seniors. He was the chief guest at 3rd National Convention Of Railway Pensioners Associations at New Jalpaiguri.
He is credited with starting first geriatric hospital in Hyderabad. He is trainer as a very large number of courses have been conducted for geriatric Nurses, Bedside attendants, etc. In the coming years we may witness International seminars being hosted in India. He is close to MOSJE and has earned the respect of all Senior Citizen as well as Pensioners Agencies in India. He is also Adviser to AISCCON. He was a member of revision committee on NPOP. He is a member of National Council on Older Persons, GOI.


Let us congratulate him on his much deserved recognitio…

MTNL rapped for shortchanging worker after heart attacks

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MTNL rapped for shortchanging worker after heart attacks By Rohan Venkataramakrishnan in New Delhi WILL a person suffering a heart attack race to the hospital or make a prior pit stop at his office to seek the employer’s permission for treatment? This was the poser the Central Administrate Tribunal ( CAT) put to Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited ( MTNL) while overturning the public sector undertaking’s decision not to reimburse the medical bills of an employee who had suffered two heart attacks in the span of a week. Astoundingly, MTNL expected the staff member to notify the company before heading to the emergency room. CAT has now directed the PSU to pay for the treatment and come down heavily on it for expecting an employee facing a lifethreatening medical emergency to seek consent first. “ A person who has suffered a heart attack will be in panic and his entire family will also be gripped by…

Satyamev Jayate - Female Foeticide - 6th May 2012

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Satyamev Jayate - Child Sexual Abuse - 13th May 2012

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Health care for all sr. citizens

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Adopt Yeshasvini type health care scheme with few minor  modifications for all Sr. Citizens including Pensioners http://www.yeshasvini.kar.nic.in/
We are thankfull to Amir khan for highlighting corruption in medical profession. Still many of the  dirty things in this novel professionv remain to be disclosed

Satyamev Jayate Episode 3-Big fat wedings

Satyamev Jayate Episode 04 27th May -Health care

GOVT PLANS TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO LIMIT INFO GIVEN UNDER RTI

• 27 May 2012



• Hindustan Times (Delhi)


• Aloke Tikku letters@hindustantimes.com


GOVT PLANS TO USE TECHNOLOGY TO LIMIT INFO GIVEN UNDER RTI


NEW DELHI: The Centre couldn’t dilute your right to information (RTI) by law. So it’s using technology to do it.


The government has slipped in a provision in its new call-centre project to restrict the electronic system from accepting information requests relating to more than two public authorities in a single application.


This is the fourth instance since 2005 — when the transparency law came into force — of attempts being made to weaken RTI.


The Centre had tried to notify a similar provision in the RTI rules last year, seeking to restrict applications to a single subject and a 250-word limit. The PMO put the move on hold after the Sonia Gandhi-led National Advisory Council expressed reservations.


The department of personnel & training (DOPT) revived the restriction this month. It sought bids from IT firms for setting up a call centre and a web port…

SIBAL PLAYS MUSLIM CARD-MAY GOD FORGIVE HIM AS HE DOES NOT KNOW THE HARM HE HE IS CAUSING BY PLAYING COMMUNAL CARD

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Minority report



By Ritika Chopra in New Delhi

Sibal wants Muslim kids in pvt schools under EWS


HRD MINISTER Kapil Sibal seems to have donned the role of a rescuer.


A day after he intervened and, apparently, convinced the Delhi Police to go the extra mile to ensure the safety of youngsters from the North- Eastern states, he urged Delhi education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely to improve the representation of Muslim children in private schools of Delhi.


Following the meeting on Thursday, the Delhi government, according to sources, has agreed to change its definition of disadvantaged group to include minorities.

This would allow minorities, including Muslims, to seek admission to private schools under the economically weaker section or EWS quota according to the Right to Education ( RTE) Act.

“ We are definitely considering the inclusion of minorities in our definition of disadvantaged group. In fact, this has been on our mind for a while and the chief minister ( Sheila Dikshit) recently chaire…

EPF& PENSION: HOW IT WORKS

EPF& PENSION: HOW IT WORKS Deepti Bhaskaran * Ietters@hindustantimes.com May 26.05.2012 You know that every month you park 12% of your basic plus dearness allowance (DA) in your Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) account and your employer pitches in the same amount. But a part of your employer's contribution goes into a defined pension product called the Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS). HOW DOES IT WORK? As per the EPS, 1995, the employer needs to contribute 8.33% of your salary. But usually your employer contributes only up to Rs 541 per month, 8.33% of  Rs 6,500, irrespective of your salary, to your EPS account. That is because according to EPS 1995, the maximum pen­sionable salary is restricted to Rs 6,500, WHEN DOES EPS DELIVER? You are entitled to pension under EPS when you turn 58 years' of  age and after 10 years of continuous service. Since EPS is a defined pension prod­uct, the amount of pension you get depends upon a fixed formu­la, which is average monthly salary o…

EPFO defers decision on minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000

The Economic Times

25 MAY, 2012, 06.31PM IST, AMITI SEN,ET BUREAU


EPFO defers decision on minimum monthly pension of Rs 1,000





NEW DELHI: The government yet again deferred a decision on raising minimum pension for organised sector employees to Rs 1,000 per month as the labour ministry struggled to persuade workers, employers and the finance ministry to share the financial burden.






The Central Board of Trustees, the key policy making body for the employees provident fund organisation or the EPFO, which met on Friday, also deferred a decision on approval sought by Reliance Capital Asset Management for proposed acquisition of 26% of its equity stake by Nippon life insurance company of Japan.






"We have requested employers, employees and the government - all three together (that) if they contribute a small amount each, that will solve the problem," labour minister Mallikarjun Kharge told reporters.






The EPFO's suggestion that employees either sacrifice the bonus they get if they re…

For babus, fuel frozen at Rs. 24 a litre

For babus, fuel frozen at Rs. 24 a litre



Aloke Tikku, Hindustan Times


New Delhi, May 26, 2012

This certainly won’t help swallow the bitter petrol-hike pill. Petrol prices have tripled for the common man in the last 13 years but the country’s top civil servants haven’t had to deal with a fuel hike since 1999. Senior government officials pay a measly Rs. 700 every month to use


their air-conditioned official cars for private purposes.


This amount was last fixed in 1999, when petrol went for Rs. 23.80 a litre in Delhi. Wednesday’s hike, which took the price of the fuel to Rs. 73.18, was the 65th revision in the last 13 years.


If government officials had to pay for the fuel from their pockets now, R700 would take them no further than 70-100 km, depending on what chauffeur-driven car they use.


This charge was introduced in 1994 to legalise personal use of staff cars by secretary-level officers.


“It is not an unlimited concession. There is an upper limit of 500 km a month,” a government official sa…

Stamp Papers valid even after six month of Purchase

Stamp Papers valid even after six month of Purchase
Friday, May 25, 2012, 0:48
Finance
Judiciary



According to  Supreme Court Judgement dated 19-02-2008 in the case of  Thiruvengada Pillai vs. Navaneethammal and Anr., the stamp papers do not have any expiry period. Relevant extract from SC judgement is reproduced herein below:


The Indian Stamp Act, 1899, nowhere prescribes any expiry date for use of a stamp paper. Section 54 merely provides that a person possessing a stamp paper for which he has no immediate use (which is not spoiled or rendered unfit or useless), can seek refund of the value thereof by surrendering such stamp paper to the Collector provided it was purchased within the period of six months next preceding the date on which it was so surrendered. The stipulation of the period of six months prescribed in Section 54 is only for the purpose of seeking refund of the value of the unused stamp paper, and not for use of the stamp paper. Section 54 does not require the person who has…

AIRRF Sabermati Honours O.P.Kumar President RREWA & E.C.member BPS

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AIRRF Sabermati Honours O.P.Kumar President RREWA & E.C.member BPS



Breaking news

Breaking news


UNION OF INDIA & ORS. VS. CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SAG & ORS. – W.P (C) NO. 1535/2012


No hearing today case adjourned till after vacation

Grandpa tilts scale of justice for dad in custody row

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Grandpa tilts scale of justice for dad in custody row



By Mail Today Bureau in New Delhi

IN what would remind one of a scene from an Amitabh Bachchan- starrer, a somewhat evenly poised custody battle between a couple ended in favour of the husband because he has his father living with him.


The Supreme Court recently granted custody of two sons to the father after noting that the grandfather of the children would be in a position to look after the children and infuse good cultural values in them.


The battle till the high court was evenly poised with the father getting custody of the elder son aged 15 and the mother getting custody of the younger son, who was nine years old then. The high court had granted custody of the younger son to the mother after noting that she would be in a better position to understand the needs of such a young child.


The mother submitted that the father was an IAS officer …

BEWARE of Touts

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‘ Poster boys’ help patients shake off Capital touts







By Neetu Chandra in New Delhi


EVERY day, a number of people fall prey to touts and middlemen.
In most cases the touts take advantage of their gullibility to dupe them of their money.
Railway stations and hospitals are some areas where such cases are more prevalent.
But now the authorities at Guru Ballabh Pant ( GB Pant) hospital have hit upon a plan to make the public aware of such fraudsters who fool patients by promising them various services in return of money.
The GB Pant administration has put up posters at various places inside the hospital premises urging people to be careful of such touts. The posters are accompanied by photographs of those who have been caught in the past and handed over to the police. These touts have been known to demand money for helping patients consult doctors, carry out tests and find them beds.


“ Beware! There ar…

Having A Positive Attitude In The Latter Years Of Life / Video

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Bharat Pensioners Samaj Monthly Magazine for the month of May 2012

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The Hindu : News / National : Parishad to intensify campaign for universal old-age pension

The Hindu : News / National : Parishad to intensify campaign for universal old-age pension



States to be urged to adopt resolutions for pension to elderly Following up its five-day dharna here, the Pension Parishad has decided to intensify political mobilisation for pressing its demand for universal old age pension. Several political leaders addressed the demonstrators during the dharna and the Parishad leaders called on President Pratibha Patil to elicit her support. On Saturday, a delegation will call on UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi, who is also the chairperson of the National Advisory Council (NAC). Leaders from political parties including the Congress, the BJP, the Communist Party of India (Marxist), the Communist Party of India, the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, the Nationalist Congress Party, the Biju Janata Dal, the Janata Dal (United), the Rashtriya Janata Dal and the Lok Janshakti Party have supported their demand for universal pension as a matter of entitlement and an honou…