Atal Pension Yojana (APY) reaches 53 lakhs subscribers’ base.

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

The subscribers base under the Atal Pension Yojana (APY) has reached about 53 Lakhs. At present 235 Banks and Department of Post are involved with the implementation of the scheme. Besides the branches of the banks and CBS-enabled offices of India Post, quite a few banks are sourcing subscribers through their internet banking portals in a paperless environment.

The APY Scheme follows the same investment pattern as applicable to the NPS contribution of Central Government employees. During the year 2016-17, it has earned a return of 13.91%.

With a view to empower the APY subscribers, new functionalities have been developed where under a subscriber can view and print the ePRAN card and Statement of Transactions. Further, the subscriber can register complaints/ grievance by providing his/ her PRAN details on

Presently males account for 62% of the subscribers and female for about 38%. Most of the subscribers have opted for monthly contribution; about 97.5% of the subscribers are contributing at monthly intervals, about 0.8% at quarterly intervals and about 1.7% at half yearly intervals.

A majority of the subscribers have opted for a monthly pension of Rs. 1000/-. Presently 51.5% subscribers have opted for a monthly pension of Rs.1000/- and 34.5% of the subscribers have opted for a monthly pension of Rs.5000/-. Pension amount wise segmentation of the subscribers

The Atal Pension Yojana became operational from 1st June, 2015 and is available to all the citizens of India in the age group of 18-40 years. Under the scheme, a subscriber would receive a minimum guaranteed pension of Rs.1000 to Rs. 5000 per month, depending upon his contribution, from the age of 60 years. The same pension would be paid to the spouse of the subscriber and on the demise of both the subscriber and the spouse, the accumulated pension wealth is returned to the nominee.

EC rejects AAP demand for permission to tamper with EVM motherboard during challenge.

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

The Election Commission has turned down AAP's demand for allowing change or tampering of EVM motherboard during the ensuing 'EVM challenge', saying that changing the motherboard or internal circuitry of the machine was like changing the whole device itself.

It is the considered view of the Commission that allowing any change of the motherboard or any internal circuit etc of the EVM is like saying that anyone should be permitted to manufacture a new machine and introduce newly made EVMs in ECI system, which is implausible and irrational...any 'look-alike' machine is just a different gadget, which is manifestly designed and made to function in a 'tampered' manner and has no relevance, incidence or bearing on the Commission's EVMs," EC said in a letter sent to AAP on Thursday.

EC was responding to a communication received from AAP on May 24, urging the poll panel to reconsider the terms of the EVM challenge. The party had asked EC to allow the challenge to be an 'open hackathon' where tampering of any kind can be demonstrated, while recalling how MLA Saurabh Bhardwaj had shown in the Delhi assembly that tampering of EVM was possible.

"Such a scenario is completely ruled out within our administrative safeguards and stringent security protocols and that's why it is not proposed in the ensuing EVM challenge," said the Commission.

How Goods and Service tax will benefit the nation.

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

After a long wait of 10 years, the goods and services tax (GST) is now a reality. Most of the work required for implementation of GST from July 1 has been completed. Trade and industry outreach programmes are in full swing. It is time now to reflect on the possible benefits of this new tax regime to trade and industry, to consumers, to the government and to the entire economy

The prime benefit of GST is that India will become a common market. One product or service will have a single tax rate in any part of the country. The multiplicity of taxes on the same commodity or service will now go.

No more taxes that are barriers to industry such as octroi or entry tax. This obviously means that trade and industry will have a much lesser compliance burden compared with the current regime in which they have to file different returns with different authorities for different taxes. The consumers also would better understand the total incidence of tax on the product or the service they are buying.

The total incidence of taxation on a product or service is likely to come down for most items. This will happen because of the removal of cascading of taxation, and availability of seamless flow of credit across the value chain. If goods are produced in which services are used, the input tax credit of taxes paid on services will be available and vice versa.

Also, there is a provision in the GST law that, by chance, if taxes paid on the inputs are more than the tax rate of the output liability, refunds will also be given except in certain items such as work contracts. Such a scientific system of taxation removes all hidden taxes and brings down the overall burden of taxes. This will benefit consumers immensely.

7th Pay Commission: No Scope To Change In Higher Allowances.

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

“The central government finally decided not to give any facility to central government employees better than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations. Accordingly, the government stuck with the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on pay scales and advances and its implementation have been made forcefully.

Moreover, the government is now engaged in forceful implementation of allowances, which was recommended by the 7th Pay Commission,” the finance ministry sources added.

The sources also said that the quantum of allowances may not vary from those proposed by the 7th Pay Commission as the committee on allowances headed by Finance Secretary stuck with the 7th Pay Commission’s recommendations on allowances.

The Government will not necessarily be bound by the findings of the Empowered Committee of Secretaries on allowances, the sources confirmed.

“The Empowered Committee will make its proposal,” source said. “government will make the decision.”

In late June, after implementing the 7th Pay Commission proposals on salary and pension, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley had announced the ‘Committee on Allowances’, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to examine the suggestions on allowances. It had time till October to give the report but this got delayed.

The decision on allowances was postponed because the 7th Pay Commission wanted a number of these to be abolished or subsumed. Employee unions were opposed.

The ‘Committee on Allowances’ submitted its report to finance minister Arun Jaitley on April 27.

However, the Committee’s report on higher allowances under the 7th Pay Commission haven’t made public.

The report on allowances is now examined by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries (E-CoS) headed by the Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha and after it, it will be placed before the Cabinet.

Shiv Gopal Mishra, secretary of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA), which is a centralised union of several central government employees unions, met with the Cabinet Secretary recently for inordinate delay on implementation of allowances.

The Cabinet Secretary assured Mishra that the Empowered Committee of Secretaries is likely to take a final decision on higher allowances by June 1.

The central government employees now get all allowances except dearness allowance, according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

MPPKVVCL Recruitment 2017 - 194 Post of Office Assistant Grade-III. Last Date To Apply: 20 June 2017

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

Office Assistant Grade-III

Eligibility : Any Degree

Location : Madhya Pradesh

Last Date : 20 June 2017

Job Details

Madhya Pradesh Poorv Kshetra Vidyut Vitaran Company Limited (MPPKVVCL) has released a recruitment notification for 192 posts of Office Assistant Grade-III (Contract Basis). Interested candidates may check the eligibility criteria and apply online from 25-05-2017 to 20-06-2017.

Educational Qualification: Candidates should have attained Graduation Degree in any stream from recognised university.

Age Limit (as on 01-02-2017): Minimum 21 years and Maximum 35 years

Selection Process: Selection of candidates will be made on the basis of the Online Test, Merit and Document Verification.

Application Fee: General/UR/OBC candidates have to pay Rs. 1000/- and SC/ST/PWD candidates (only MP domicile) have to pay Rs. 800/- through net-banking or credit/debit cards, or cash payment made only at MP Online Kiosk.

How to Apply: Interested and eligible candidates may apply online through MP Govt. website "" from 25-05-2017 to 20-06-2017.

Important Dates:

Starting Date of Online Application: 25-05-2017

Last Date of Online Application: 20-06-2017

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Tamil Nadu PSC jobs for Automobile Engineer in Chennai. Last Date to apply: 21 Jun 2017

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

Automobile Engineer

Eligibility : BE/B.Tech

Location : Chennai

Last Date : 21 Jun 2017

Job Details

Automobile Engineer Job Position in Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission (TNPSC)

Name of the Service :Tamil Nadu General Service (Service Code No.035)

2. Automobile Engineer in the Police Transport Workshop-Cum-Training School, Avadi and Regional Police Transport Workshop, Tiruchirappalli. (Post Code No.3016) (2014-15)

Qualification: (i) Must possess a degree in Automobile or Mechanical Engineering or Diploma in Automobile Engineering awarded by the Madras Institute of Technology, Chrompet or a Post Diploma in Automobile Engineering or a Diploma in Automobile Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Auto Elective as one of the subjects awarded by the State Board of Technical Education and Training, Tamil Nadu or of any recognised Institution or Board. (ii) Must have experience in supervisory capacity in an Automobile Workshop for a period as indicated below. Degree Holders: Not less than three years. Post Diploma Holders: Not less than four Years. Diploma Holders: Not less than five years. (iii) Must possess a valid license to drive light transport vehicles.

No.of Posts:2 (1-GT(G), 1-SCA(W) (PSTM)

Pay Scale : Rs. 15600 - 39100

Application Fee: a) Registration Fee: For One Time Registration (Revised with effect from 01.03.2017 vide G.O.(Ms).No.32, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (M) Department, dated 01.03.2017).

Note: Applicants who have already registered in One Time Registration system paying Rs.50/- before 01.03.2017 and those who have registered for One-Time Registration on or after 01.03.2017 by paying Rs.150/- are exempted from paying the registration fee for this recruitment.: Rs.150/-

b) Examination Fee: For Examination

Note: The Examination fee should be paid at the time of submitting the online application for this recruitment if they are not eligible for the concession noted below.: Rs.200/-.

Age Limit (as on 01.07.2017)

1. SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs, BCMs and Destitute Widows of all Castes: No Age limit

2. ‘Others’ [i.e. applicants not belonging to SCs, SC(A)s, STs, MBCs/DCs, BCs and BCMs] : 35 Years (should not have completed)

Applications are invited only through online mode upto 21.06.2017

Last date for payment of Fee through Bank(State Bank of India or Indian Bank) 23.06.2017.

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NEERI jobs for Project Assistant - II Biotechnology in Nagpur. Last Date to apply: 25 Jun 2017

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

Project Assistant - II Biotechnology

Eligibility : MSc(Bio-Chemistry, Bio-Tech)

Location : Nagpur

Last Date : 25 Jun 2017

Job Details

Project Assistant - II Biotechnology recruitment in Job vacancies in National Environmental Engineering Research Institute on temporary basis

Project Title : Mass scale spirulina protein production and food supp;ementation for common men a Paachgaon, Nagpur (CSIR-800, RSP-4019)

Prescribed Educational Qualifications: M.Sc Biotechnology/Biochemistry

Stipend : Rs.25,000/-

Upper age limit : 30 years

Interested and eligible candidates may appear for a personal interview along with Bio Data in the prescribed format with copies of supported documents and originals by post or by hand till 18th June 2017

Paradip Port Trust jobs for Senior Signalman in Bhubaneswar. Last Date to apply: 22 Jun 2017

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

Senior Signalman

Eligibility : 12th Pass (HSE)

Location : Bhubaneswar

Last Date : 22 Jun 2017

Job Details

Senior Signalman (Class-III) Special recruitment drive for filling up Back-Log Vacancy

Qualification: 1) Passed +2 from a recognized Institution, (2) Possess R.T.G. Operator Certificate issued by Government of India, (3) Completed a course on computer familiarization & able to enter data in computer, (4) Preference will be given to candidates having familiarization on GMDSS & Inmarsat terminals & having completed ARPA & RNRP course as per the requirement of STCW 95 regulations from a DG (Shipping) approved organization.

No.of Posts: 01(One) SC-01 (back-log)

Scale of Pay: Rs.16300- 38200

Age: SC-01 (back-log)

Applications, complete in all respects in the prescribed format given herein-after, addressed to Deputy Conservator, Paradip Port Trust, Dist-Jagatsinghpur, Odisha- 754142 should reach the office of Deputy Conservator, Paradip Port Trust by REGISTERED POST WITH AD along with two self addressed envelopes etc. on or before 22.06.2017.

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National Dairy Development Board jobs for Trainee Agriculture Across India. Last Date to apply: 04 Jun 2017

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

Trainee Agriculture

Eligibility : BSc

Location : Anywhere in India

Last Date : 04 Jun 2017

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Trainee Agriculture recruitment in Jobs opportunity in National Dairy Development Board

Qualification: B.Sc. in Agriculture with sufficient knowledge in the area of Agronomy. M Sc (Agri) candidates shall have an added advantage

Location : Anywhere in India

Age : Candidates above 25 years of age as on 01 June 2017 need not apply.

The traineeship position is for a period of one year.

Last date of receiving applications is 4th June 2017.

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HPCL jobs for Asst. Process Technician/Asst. Boiler Technician in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata. Last Date to apply: 22 Jun 2017

Date of posting : 26 May 2017

Asst. Process Technician/Asst. Boiler Technician

Eligibility : Diploma(Chem, Mech)

Location : Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata

Last Date : 22 Jun 2017

Job Details

Asst. Process Technician/Asst. Boiler Technician Job vacancies in Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited (HPCL), Mumbai Refinery

Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited recruiting 76 Vacancies for the posts of Asst. Process Technician & Asst. Boiler Technician

Total Vacancies : 76 (UR-38, SC-6, ST-11, OBC-14, SC-01, ST-06)

Asst. Process Technicians/67 Posts

Qualification : 60% aggregate marks in Diploma in Chemical Engineering. 50% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD.

Asst. Boiler Technician/ 9 Posts

Qualification : 60% aggregate marks in Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. 50% aggregate marks for candidates belonging to SC/ST/PWD. Desirable First Class Boiler Competency Certificate.

Note : Candidates possessing higher qualification such as degree in Engineering, AMIE etc. are not eligible for consideration and need not apply.

Age : 18-25 Yrs as on 1st May 2017

Remuneration : Rs.45000

Application Fee : Applicants are required to pay a Non-Refundable Amount of Rs.600/- (fee inclusive of service tax @ 15 % and bank charges of Rs.35/-). Applicants can make the payment of fee thru challan or online thru debit/credit card by choosing appropriate mode at the time of filling online application.

Selection Methodology : Candidates fulfilling all of the above eligibility criteria for respective positions will be called for a Written Test / Computer Based Test (CBT) comprising of General Aptitude Test and Technical / Professional Knowledge. The Written Test / CBT is likely to be conducted at 4 Centers. i.e., Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai & Delhi. However, HPCL reserves the right to cancel or add any Center. Candidates may be called for written test at any center other than his choice. Candidates qualifying in the Written Test /CBT will be called for Skill Test, in order of the category-wise and position wise merit list (as per cut-off marks of the Written Test / CBT decided by HPCL). Skill test shall be of 'qualifying nature only. Selected candidates should meet all the notified eligibility conditions and final selection will be subject to the selected candidates clearing document certificate verification. The candidates qualifying in the Skill Test will have to appear for pre-employment medical examination. Reference for medical examination does not mean final selection.

Opening of On-Line Application: 22/05/2017

Closure of On-Line Application : 22/06/2017

Closure of payment of Fees thru challan : 27/06/2017

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