Wednesday, 28 August 2013
GS, AGS(Fin.) met Director(Staff) DoT Sh. P. Khanna and Joint Secy(T), DoT Sh. V. Umashankar and discussed about implementation of 78.2 IDA Pay fixation to BSNL pensioners. Director(Staff) DoT mentioned that the case has been sent to AST through Member(S), DoT for clearance from SU Cell for the pay fixation on last pay drawn for pensioners who retired from 01.07.2007 to 10.06.2013. He mentioned that actual pension will be revised w.e.f. 10.06.2013 only and for notional pension fixation the matter has to be sent to DoP&PW to relax Rule-116 as special case.
We immediately met Jt. Secy(T), DOT Sh. V. Umashankar and requested to clear the proposal. Jt. Secy.(T) traced the file and immediately cleared it and sent to Director(PSU) for further action. During discussions he mentioned that Member(S) has asked our comments on last pay drawn proposal and now it is cleared from us and it is also proposed to get clearance from DoP&PW. Hence, after the approval of DOT Internal Finance clearance, it will be sent to DoP&PW and thereafter the pension revision will take place w.e.f.10.06.2013 only. However, he assured an early action in this regard.
Tuesday, 27 August 2013
“We have to be patient, we have to be firm, we have to be clear headed... in order to strengthen the fundamentals of the economy,”
“I am confident that the rupee will find its true appropriate level.”
“Once the investment cycle picks up, manufacturing picks up, I am sure it will have positive impact on the economy and in particular the current account deficit,”
.... Finance Minister on "rupee slide"
State-run BSNL and the Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF) are likely to sign a MoU by the end of this month for setting up mobile towers in states affected by naxal violence. "We will try to sign the MoU (with BSNL) by the end of this month," USOF Administrator N Ravi Shankar told PTI.