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Sunday, 25 September 2016

Govt News in brief

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to inaugurate CSIR Platinum Jubilee Celebrations

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Dr. Harsh vardhan launches CSIR’S Integrated skill initiative program Union Minister of Science & Technology and Earth Sciences and Vice President, CSIR, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, at a press conference organized here today, made an announcement that the CSIR Platinum Jubilee Celebrations would be inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India and President CSIR, Shri Narendra Modi in New Delhi on 26th September, 2016. The Minister also launched CSIR’s Integrated Skill Initiative Program during the press conference. Further, Dr. Harsh Vardhan informed that on this occasion, the Prime Minister... more »

3 Guinness World Records Created in Samajik Adhikarita Shivir, Navsari, Gujarat

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Three (3) Guinness World Records were created at Samajik Adhikarita Shivir and Scheme of Assistance to Disabled Persons for Purchase/Fittings of Aids/Appliances (ADIP) Camp in Navsari, Gujarat on 17th September, 2016. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi graced the occasion as Chief Guest. Expressing his pleasure PM Shri Modi tweeted, “Navsari has set three records has made a mark for itself on the map of the world. Congratulations,” on the micro-blogging website. 1. *The first record - “Highest number of Oil lamps lit simultaneously at single location”* was set on the eve (16th Septe... more »

Health Ministry to launch “Mission Parivar Vikas” in 145 High Focus districts for improved family planning services

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Focus on 7 States with highest Total Fertility Rate (TFR) Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will soon launch “Mission Parivar Vikas” in 145 high focus districts having the highest total fertility rates in the country. These 145 districts are in the seven high focus, high TFR states of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and Assam that constitute 44% of the country’s population. The main objective of ‘Mission Parivas Vikas’ will be to accelerate access to high quality family planning choices based on information, reliable services and supplies ... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of Independence Day of Guinea-Bissau

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on the eve of their Independence Day (September 24, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. José Mário Vaz, the President of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it gives me great pleasure to convey warm greetings and felicitations to you, to the Government and the people of the Republic of Guinea-Bissau on the occasion of your Independenc... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s message on the eve of National Day of Trinidad and Tobago

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government andpeople of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the eve of their National Day (September 24, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Anthony Thomas Aquinas Carmona, SC, ORTT, the President of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, the President has said, “On behalf of Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I convey to you and to the Government and people of Trinidad and Tobago warm greetings and felicitations on the occasion of... more »

President of India releases book ‘Citizen and Society’ written by Vice President Mohd Hamid Ansari

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee released the book ‘Citizen and Society’ written by Vice President Shri Mohd Hamid Ansari today (September 23, 2016) at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan in the presence of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. Speaking on the occasion, the President complimented Shri Mohd Hamid Ansari for bringing out the volume, which is a collection of Shri Ansari’s lectures on diverse themes. He said that he normally receives books but made an exception in this case because he has known Shri Ansari for many years not just as Vice President but as a sc... more »

Government decides to shift the issue date of the Sovereign Gold Bonds 2016-17 Series-II from September 23, 2016 to September 30, 2016 in view of large number of applications being received by banks and post offices

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Government of India in consultation with the Reserve Bank of India(RBI), had notified the issuance of Sovereign Gold Bonds, 2016-17 Series II vide Notification F.No.4(7)-W&M/2016 dated August 29, 2016. The tranche was open for subscription from September 01, 2016 to September 09, 2016. The bonds were to be issued on September 23, 2016. Large number of applications have been received by banks and post offices. To enable smooth uploading of applications into RBI’s E- Kuber system, particularly by the post offices, it has since been decided to shift the issue date of the Sovereign G... more »

5th BIRAC Innovator’s Meet kick starts with the theme – ‘Biotech Innovation Ecosystem - Strategizing the Next Leap’

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council (BIRAC), a Public Sector Undertaking under the aegis of the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), is organizing its 5th Innovator’s Meet here on 22nd -23rd September, 2016. Union Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, presided over the inaugural ceremony as the Chief Guest and Minister of State for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Shri Y.S. Chowdary was the Guest of Honour. BIRAC Innovator’s Meet is an industry-academia interface facilitating national and global partners, providing innovators ... more »

Government is Addressing Cleanliness, Connectivity and Security to Boost Tourism: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Building on India’s intrinsic strengths, the Government is addressing cleanliness, connectivity and security to boost tourism, said Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture. He was speaking at the Plenary Session on ‘Why Invest in Incredible India?’ at the Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit in New Delhi. This is the first such Summit organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with CII and Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd. Dr. Sharma emphasized that India should be a destination of choice for tourism, given its cultural and geographi... more »

Paresh Maity and Jayasri Burman Commence stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as Artists in-Residence

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Eminent artists Shri Paresh Maity and his wife, Smt. Jayasri Burman commenced their stay in Rashtrapati Bhavan as Artists In-Residence yesterday (September 21, 2016). They will be in residence till October 2, 2016. Shri Paresh Maity, born in Tamluk, a small town in West Bengal, studied at Government College of Art, Kolkata and Delhi College of Art. His adventurous, experimental personality has prodded him to explore in all mediums – drawings, watercolours, oils, mixed media, installation and sculptures, photography and filmmaking. His uniqueness lies in his rediscovering the charm, ... more »

National Civil Aviation Policy to Boost Tourism: Civil Aviation Minister

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Shri Ashok Gajapathi Raju Pusapati, Minister of Civil Aviation has said that the Government has taken a number of initiatives to make tourism affordable and accessible to the international traveler. He was speaking at the Plenary Session on ‘Core Infrastructure for Tourism’ at the Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with the Confederation of Indian Industry and the Tourism Finance Corporation of India. The National Civil Aviation Policy takes an integrated approach to address the problem of air connectivity across regions and... more »

Ministry of Shipping Proposes New Model Concession Agreement for Port Sector

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Ministry of Shipping has proposed a new Model Concession Agreement (MCA) for the Port Sector. The proposed MCA will replace the existing Model Concession Agreement which came into existence in January, 2008. The proposed MCA has taken into account the suggestions provided in various reports by Member Planning Commission (2010), Indian Ports Association (IPA-2015) and Kelkar Committee Report (2015). The objectives of the revised Model Concession Agreement are following: a) More equitable allocation of project risks. b) Provisions to handle... more »

National SC/ST Hub to be launched on 8th October 2016 in Ludhiana

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
National SC/ST Hub under the Ministry of MSME will be launched soon. This will promote the SC/ST entrepreneurs. In this regard, a National High Power Committee meeting headed by Shri Kalraj Mishra, Union Minister for MSME was held here today, to review the progress of the National SC/ST Hub. Speaking on theoccassion Shri Mishra said that the National SC/ST Hub will be launched soon within a record time of 7 months from the announcement in the budget speech of 2016-17. On the occasion he stated that the Narendra Modi Government was keen to inculcate the spirit of self-empl... more »

Government targets doubling food processing levels to 20% World Food Summit to be held in New Delhi in March 2017

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
The Government has set a target of doubling food processing levels in the country to 20% by 2019. Union Minister for Food Processing, Ms. Harsimrat Kaur Badal, who was in Mumbai today, to inaugurate the Annapoorna : World of Food 2016 International Expo & Conference, said the “food processing industry is a sunrise sector ready for exponential growth”. She said despite all odds, the food processing sector has been able to register a 7.6 per cent growth, much higher than the agricultural and manufacturing sector growth. The Minister however lamented that despite India being one of th... more »

Review Meetings of Central Institutions

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The Union Minister for Human Resource Development, Shri Prakash Javadekar today briefed the media that, he will chair the review meeting with Directors of six Indian Institute of Science Education Research tomorrow at IISER, Mohali (Punjab). The Union Minister will also be meeting with Vice Chancellors of Central Universities at Banaras Hindu University on 6th October 2016. The Union Minister also briefed that scheduled meeting with Vice Chancellors of Central Universities will focus on actions taken and proposed for improvement of quality in education, research, internal resource g... more »

Government is Addressing Cleanliness, Connectivity and Security to Boost Tourism: Dr. Mahesh Sharma

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
Building on India’s intrinsic strengths, the Government is addressing cleanliness, connectivity and security to boost tourism, said Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture. He was speaking at the Plenary Session on ‘Why Invest in Incredible India?’ at the Incredible India Tourism Investors’ Summit in New Delhi. This is the first such Summit organized by the Ministry of Tourism in partnership with CII and Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd. Dr. Sharma emphasized that India should be a destination of choice for tourism, given its cultural and geographi... more »

Swachh Bharat Week across the country ahead of 2nd anniversary of Swachh Bharat Mission

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 1 day ago
*INDOSAN Conference on September 30 to renew commitment to make country clean by 2019* *Prime Minister to address Chief Ministers, Ministers, Collectors, people’s representatives* *Week long countrywide programmes with participation of all stakeholders* Ahead of the second anniversary of ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ on October 2, 2016, a countrywide intensive Swachh Bharat Week will be organized from 25th of this month involving people, central and state governments , third tier of Panchyati Raj Institutions and Urban local Bodies, people’s representatives and all other stakeh... more »

FM Shri Arun Jaitley: Infrastructure is key to growth of economy;

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
An institutionalized forum amongst BRICS countries could serve as a regional knowledge hub with exchange of information facilitated through cloud sharing and other electronic methods. The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley said that infrastructure is key to growth of economy. Shri Jaitley said that an institutionalized forum amongst BRICS countries could serve as a regional knowledge hub with exchange of information facilitated through cloud sharing, and other electronic methods. Shri Jaitley said that projects in transportation sector like Highways, Ports and Railways will be... more »

Commerce and Industry Minister says that the Government is focussed to spend on infrastructure in a big way to create smooth logistics experience for industries

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
Commerce and Industry Minister Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Government is focussed to spend on infrastructure in a big way to create smooth logistics experience for industries. Addressing the inaugural session of the Invest North Summit she said the interaction between industry and government is essential .She said that regulatory quality will improve but not the frequency and intensity. The Minister said that on ease of doing business nearly 12 states have satisfied 75% of the conditions which is a welcome step where states are responding positively. The two day summit... more »

Mineral Production during July 2016 (Provisional)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The index of mineral production of mining and quarrying sector for the month of *July *(new Series 2004-05=100) 2016 at 118.7, was 0.8% higher as compared to July 2015. The cumulative growth for the period *April- July* 2016-17 over the corresponding period of previous year stands at (+) 2.0%. The total value of mineral production (excluding atomic & minor minerals) in the country during*July* 2016 was Rs. 17339 crore. The contribution of Coal was the highest at Rs. 6238 crore (36%). Next in the order of importance were: Petroleum (crude) Rs. 5593 crore, Natural gas (utilized) Rs. 2... more »

Friday, 23 September 2016

HR Headlines - naukri.com newsletter

Jobs moved up by 10% in August’16 over August’15: Naukri Job Speak Index
The Naukri Job Speak Index for the month of August 2016 stood at 1835, recording an increase of 10.2% in hiring activity over the same period last year. The jobs growth experienced some slowdown in July 2016 when it had clocked a virtually flat growth of 3% however August numbers restored the growth momentum. The growth experienced in Aug 2016 was primarily driven by technology and financial industries. IT-Software jobs picked up again in Aug and grew 11% when compared to Aug 2015. BPO/ITES had an even more impressive month and clocked 16% YOY growth. Banking/Financial services experienced a massive YOY jobs growth of 42%, the Insurance industry also witnessed 49% growth in the same duration. On the other hand, infrastructure oriented industries saw either sluggish growth or in some cases jobs actually decreased when compared to last year. Construction/Engineering and Oil & Gas/Power/Energy saw jobs decrease by 8% and 17% in August 2016 when compared to August 2015. Industrial Products/Heavy Machinery saw a very flat growth of 3%. Real Estate as an industry continues to see a slowdown and in August witnessed a 33% YOY reduction in jobs.
Source : 22-09-16   Naukri.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
More PSUs expected on IIT campuses this year
Job prospects for Indian Institutes of Technology graduates look better this year with public sector undertaking planning to increase to direct hiring from campuses. PSUs put direct recruitment from IITs on hold after a public interest litigation was filed in 2014 in the Madras high court that said such hiring made it difficult for students from other institutes to get into such companies. The stay meant PSUs relied only on GATE scores and company-specific exams to recruit engineers. GATE is a nationwide exam for engineering graduates, score of which can be used for post-graduate studies and PSU recruitment. The Madras HC dismissed the plea in September last year allowing institutes to approach PSUs for direct recruitment again. To be sure, PSUs still recruit using GATE scores and exams to recruit candidates. The All-IIT Placement Committee (AIPC), the panel responsible for campus placements across IITs, had urged PSUs to recruit from IITs this year. HPCL and CIL have already visited IIT Bombay in April this year offering jobs to around 20 students in Rs 10-12 per annum range. “We are expecting a positive response from PSUs this year, because of the initiative of the AIPC to reach out to PSUs for their active involvement in the campus placement process,” says Prof Manu Santhanam, placement advisor, IIT Madras. Prof Debasis Deb, chairman of the career development centre of IIT Kharagpur said that they have already received positive responses from PSUs. IITs Gandhinagar and IIT Roorkee too confirmed that PSUs have already confirmed plans to visit the campus. The institutes, however, did not disclose names.
Source : 21-09-16   Hindustantimes.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Ex Snapdeal honcho Mr. Anand Chandrasekaran to join Facebook
Mr. Anand Chandrasekaran, who as chief product officer of e-commerce firm Snapdeal pushed its mobile strategy is joining social networking giant Facebook to help develop strategies for its messenger app. The soft-spoken affable Mr. Chandrasekaran quit Snapdeal in May to start his own venture. Facebook has been aggressive on promoting its messenger app to users globally, hoping users turn as addictive on the main platform, which will help it monetize customers through e-commerce transactions. It has over one billion global users and expects to grow in markets such as India. Prior to Snapdeal, Mr. Chandrasekaran was the chief product officer at Bharti Airtel, where he worked on its mobile products. Mr. Chandrasekaran, who was brought in from Yahoo in the US had earlier co-founded mobile applications software firm Aeroprise, which was sold to BMC Software.
Source : 19-09-16   Business-standard.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Twitter employees lose their jobs as company halts global engineering work
A Twitter spokesperson revealed that Twitter would be laying off employees and halting work at one of its development centres in India's technology hub Bengaluru. "As part of our normal business review, we have decided to stop the global engineering work at the Bangalore development center. We thank the impacted individuals for their valuable contributions and are doing as much as we can to provide them a respectful exit from our company," the spokesperson said. The company spokesperson further said this move would only affect its global engineering workforce in Bengaluru but declined to disclose any specific details on the number of jobs being cut or how are they helping the affected employees. However, the layoffs are likely to impact less than 20 employees at the development centre, according to another source familiar with the matter. The affected employees were reportedly a part of ZipDial, an Indian mobile communications startup bought by Twitter last year. The move of sacking these employees comes a year after Twitter had announced plans of doubling down on its India operations in June last year, to build localised products suitable for markets with pervasive Internet connectivity issues. It had also stated that it would increase its employee strength to 50 employees.
Source : 20-09-16   Businessinsider.in   Compiled by www.naukri.com
"Make them richer" - Mr. Mukesh Ambani's new plan to keep his 100 top Performers from exiting RIL
In a smart way of retaining talent, 10-15% of the salaries of Reliance Industries 100 performers will be rolled out as stocks if they have been with the company for three years, sources from within the company said. The move comes in the wake of a slew of resignations the company received from several key people in the past few years. From Mr. Sandeep Das, who left Reliance Jio almost after two years as managing director in October 2015 to Mr. Sumit Chowdhury, the chief information officer (CIO), who was in the business leadership role for defining and setting up the Enterprise Business of Jio before he took off. Mr. SN Sharma, a part of the leadership team to drive Reliance Jio's cable distribution business, also quit. Called the Long-Term Incentive Plan, the new plan therefore is for the high potentials in the group who earn Rs 2 crore on an average. The programme could mean stocks worth more than Rs 20-30 lakh over and above the salary. Interestingly, Long-Term Incentive Plan are a common measure taken by companies where the attrition rate is high. More often, it is seen being implemented in information technology and ecommerce sectors. If the new structure is implement at RIL, the group will be the second to offer LTIPs this year after Tata Sons proposed to reward top-rung executives for loyalty with long-term incentives in the form of cash in the month of April this year.
Source : 20-09-16   Businessinsider.in   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Mr. Sanjay Purohit 7th executive to quit Infosys since Mr. Vishal Sikka took over as top boss
Infosys chief executive Mr. Vishal Sikka saw the exit of the seventh key executive in Mr. Sanjay Purohit, since he took over as the boss of India's second largest software exporter. Mr. Sikka shuffled Mr. Purohit – sending him to head the consulting arm in the US and moving him back to India in July to work on strategic initiatives – as business slowed down and the company had to cut yearly forecast. He replaced Mr. Purohit with Mr. Rajesh Krishnamurthy, who was earlier heading the energy and utilities vertical. An Infosys spokesperson confirmed his exit. Infosys has struggled to sell itself as a consultant to chief executives of global companies in an effort to fetch long-term high margin contracts. The Bengaluru-based software behemoth had in the past set up a consulting subsidiary and acquired Zurich-based Lodestone, which had expertise in systems, applications & products implementation consulting. However, it saw key consultants exit eventually. Infosys is still considered an outsourcing shop that can cut IT costs for global firms by moving work offshore, rather than helping them strategically in deciding on their technology road-map. This has been worrying Mr. Sikka too, as he brings in new measures such as design thinking and zero distance by getting project managers to pitch how they improved work for their clients. He has also put in efforts to automate routine work — repeated work that requires less experienced staff.
Source : 19-09-16   Business-standard.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Razorpay appoints former OnePlus Marketing Head Mr. Karan Sarin
Razorpay, an online payments platform, appointed Mr. Karan Sarin as the Chief Marketing Officer. Mr. Karan Sarin, who most recently served as the Head of Marketing for OnePlus India, will now focus on building Razorpay brand, nationally & globally, generating customer demand, planning strategic events and designing the company’s communication strategy. As we grow and expand our technological footing with multiple stakeholders across the ecosystem, I am confident that his expertise, will be invaluable. Mr. Karan Sarin has achieved many milestones in his career and has been instrumental in building some of the leading startup brands in India. I’m thrilled he will be joining our company to play a prominent role in leading the journey, said Mr. Harshil Mathur, CEO & Co-Founder, Razorpay.
Source : 16-09-16   Indiatoday.intoday.in   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Paternity leave gaining prevalence in India: Report
India is among top 10 countries globally with highest percentage of companies providing paternity and adoption leave above the statutory requirement, said a report. According to Mercer Global Parental Leave report 2016, 38 per cent of companies globally provide paid paternity leave above the statutory minimum and several countries mandate a parental leave program that may be used by either parent. In Asia Pacific, 41 per cent of the companies provide paid paternity leave above the statutory minimum with India being among the top ten countries with the highest percentage of companies providing paternity and adoption leaves above the statutory requirement in the world. "Paternity leave in India has been gaining prevalence over the last few years; we have seen the percentage of organisations providing this benefit rise from about 60 per cent in 2014 to 75 per cent in 2016," Mr. Kangan Shekhar, India Benefits Product Head, Mercer said. While the number of days provided have remained fairly consistent over the years at five days, many more organisations are allowing employees to avail the leave from the date of joining, Mr Shekhar added. Meanwhile, adoption leave in India, like paternity leave has gained prevalence over the last few years with the percentage of organisations providing this benefit increasing from 33 per cent in 2014 to 43 per cent in 2016."While most organisations provide 45 days as adoption leave to female employees, a few organisations provide the same entitlement as Maternity leave, which is 90 days. Additionally, many companies are also extending adoption leave benefits to male employees indicating the increased importance of parental leave policies," Mr Shekhar said. As the provisions of parental leave policies expand beyond traditional maternity leave, some employers have chosen to implement a global policy, the report noted. Among companies with a global policy, 19 per cent cover all four types of leave -- maternity, paternity, adoption and parental.
Source : 21-09-16   Ndtv.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Centre's New Push Soon On 'Hire and Fire' Law To Boost Jobs
The Modi government is to make a renewed drive to overhaul labour laws, hoping to create millions of new jobs by making it easier to hire and fire, the labour ministry's top bureaucrat said. Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi made a shake-up of India's labour market a part of his reform agenda after coming into office in 2014, but opposition from unions and a bruising battle to pass other crucial pieces of economic legislation have stalled those efforts. Labour Secretary Mr. Shankar Aggarwal said that the government felt the time was right to prioritise labour reform again after parliament in August passed India's biggest overhaul of indirect taxes, the Goods and Services Tax (GST), a victory for PM Mr. Modi's bid to boost the economy. "We have to tweak the law. Employers want flexibility in hiring," Mr Aggarwal said in an interview. Two key bills, covering industrial relations and wages, would be sent to the cabinet this month, he said. Subject to cabinet approval, the bills would be presented in parliament's next session, beginning in November. A rule requiring firms to seek rarely granted government permission for laying off large numbers of workers, which employers say has discouraged permanent hiring and kept factories small, are among restrictions to be loosened. "It is a question of priority. We thought that it will be a good idea to put GST first so that we don't fritter away our energy," Mr Aggarwal said. The government says freeing up labour markets will boost employment, lure foreign investment and encourage firms to expand.
Source : 22-09-16   Ndtv.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Government scouts for a new joint managing director to steer Air India revival
The government is seeking to hire a new joint managing director to steer Air India Ltd’s turnaround and debt restructuring plan. The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC), which is headed by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, has asked the aviation ministry to fill the position, which fell vacant in 2014, according to two government officials aware of the matter, both of whom spoke on condition of anonymity. Air India has had two joint managing directors since it merged with Indian Airlines in 2007. Bureaucrat Mr. Vishwapati Trivedi was the first. Mr. Syed Nasir Ali, an Indian Revenue Service officer deputed to the aviation ministry, served as joint managing director from 2012 to 2014. “The ACC did not extend the tenure of Mr. Ali any further and since then this position has been vacant. Now they want it revived. It is now felt that we need someone to be the eyes and ears of the government and help with the turnaround process,” said one of the two officials cited above. Air India is weighed down by debt of Rs51, 367 crore, which it piled because of new plane purchases over the past decade and working capital loans.
Source : 19-09-16   Livemint.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
HRD Ministry wants IIMs to implement faculty quota
The Centre indicated that the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) may no longer be exempted from reserving faculty positions for SC, ST and OBC candidates. According to sources, the HRD Ministry is keen that the IIMs meet their constitutional obligation and ensure social equity in teacher recruitment. “The Constitution provides for reservation and no one is above the Constitution. There is a list of exempted institutions, but the IIMs are not among them,” said a senior ministry functionary. Quota system for faculty has been a contentious issue ever since the government in 2008 asked all centrally-funded institutions, including IIMS, IITs and central universities, to set aside teaching positions for SCs, STs and OBCs. While all IIMs have introduced quota in student admissions, many — including IIM Ahmedabad, IIM Bangalore and IIM Calcutta — have resisted the push for affirmative action in faculty recruitment. IITs and central universities, on the other hand, have toed the government’s line. The ministry has sent three advisories to the IIMs since 2013 urging them to implement quota.
Source : 23-09-16   Indianexpress.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Raymond to cut 10,000 jobs in three years as robots to replace workers
The threat of automation taking away jobs may be coming to India much earlier than expected. Close on the heels of reports that automation would reduce employment opportunities in the software sector, here comes a news that shows the manufacturing sector is not far behind too. According to media reports, textile major Raymond is planning to slash 10,000 jobs at its various manufacturing units in the next three years, and induct robots and use technology instead. The company has 30,000 staff across 16 units, according to a report. "Through technological intervention we are looking to scale down the number of jobs to 20,000, through multiple initiatives in technology," said Raymond CEO Mr. Sanjay Behl. According to him one robot can replace around 100 workers. Globally, there have been concerns over automation or robots taking away jobs. However, there was perception that the threat of robotics or automation killing jobs in India may not be as real as it is in developed countries or China. However, a few days back reports suggested that private banks in India are looking at using the services of robots. ICICI Bank recently announced that services of robots would be used to perform tasks such as generating customer IDs, updating addresses and mobile numbers, resolving ATM-related queries, etc.
Source : 16-09-16   Firstpost.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
More Indians searching for government jobs: Google
Government jobs are on the minds of millions of Indians, according to search engine giant Google. There is a 48 per cent rise from last year in the number of people seeking government jobs, according to a report, Digital Classifieds in India 2020, launched by Google and KPMG. "This year job searches related to the government have been on the rise. E-commerce job queries have been increasing as well. Other sectors where people are looking for jobs are banking and information technology," said Mr. Nitin Bawankule, industry director, Google India. He added more people were seeking jobs and other services in Indian languages and sarkari naukri was one of the top searched Indic terms. The online job search market is set to double by 2020 with 63 per cent consumers accessing e-classifieds. The Indian digital classifieds industry was projected to grow three times to $1.2 billion by 2020, the report said, adding Bengaluru, Mumbai, the NCR and Hyderabad were the top cities for online job searches. Horizontal classifieds will continue to lead with about 30 per cent market share of total digital classifieds in 2020. Google search trends reveal local searches in these categories have grown four times in the last four years, led by cities like Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Kochi, Coimbatore, Indore and Jaipur.
Source : 22-09-16   Business-standard.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Tata Steel plans on improving diversity, to recruit 5,500 women and 100 differently-abled
Tata Steel is looking forward to hiring 5,550 women by the year 2020. Currently, Tata Steel already has around 2,000 women in its workforce, which is less than 6% of the total 35,000. Apart from this, the company is also planning to recruit 100 differently-abled people. Tata Steel currently employs 106 differently-abled people. The hiring would be replacement hiring. "Most of the diversity hiring would be replacement of positions currently held by men," said Mr. Atrayee Sarkar, chief diversity officer at Tata Steel. "It took a year to lay out concrete plans around diversity and inclusion. Unlike other companies that talk about diversity at managerial level and at industries that have desk jobs, for Tata Steel, which is an organisation that has multi-location mining, raw material and manufacturing and bringing in diversity is more complex," Mr. Sarkar added. "Trying to achieve the percentage in all our locations is a bigger challenge to us." The strategy for improving diversity is clear: Take more women at the entry levels. Previously, just 10-15 per cent of entry-level hires were women. Now, it wants to take this to a minimum of 30 per cent- that means, every 10 new hires at the entry level will have at least three women. "We're getting women from campuses, in the first block," said Mr. Sarkar.
Source : 16-09-16   Businessinsider.in   Compiled by www.naukri.com
Postal Department to recruit 55,000 gramin dak sevaks
The Departments of Posts plans to recruit around 55,000 Gramin Dak Sevaks through online mode in November, Mr. B.V Sudhakar, Secretary, Department of Posts, said. Addressing a Press Conference, Mr. Sudhakar informed that the software required for online recruitment is at the testing stage and the online method will ensure transparency in this recruitment. In order to address the grievances of the postal customers, the National Service Call Centre - 1924 - was launched on September 12, 2016. Customers can call from any network to this number and they will be given a unique 11-digit ticket ID to check the status of their complaint. Nearly 98 per cent grievances and complaints were resolved, he said in a statement. Explaining about the Post Payment Bank, he said the focus will be on Government to customer services by providing services like Direct Benefits Transfer, which could also be helpful in the financial inclusion. There will be no lending to the customers and deposits can be made up to Rs. 1 lakh. Total 650 branches of post payment bank will be set up by May 2017 and nearly one lakh employees will work on this set up, he added. Mr. Sudhakar also informed to harness solar power, 4000 Postal buildings across country will utilize solar power in the coming days. To start with Postal Department headquarters at New Delhi will install Solar Power panels which can save up to Rs. 17 lakh of monthly power bill. The business across Postal services registered growth with 3.8% growth in unregistered postal traffic, 6% in registered posts, 7.3% in Speed Post, 6.8% in savings banks mobilization and 25% growth in Philately, during 2015-16 as against 2014-15, he said. Postal Department achieved business of Rs. 14, 900 crore as against planned target of Rs. 14, 600 crore, he added.
Source : 16-09-16   Thehindubusinessline.com   Compiled by www.naukri.com

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Govt News In Brief

President greets Prime Minister on his birthday

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 2 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has conveyed his greetings and good wishes to Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on his birthday. In his message, the President has said, “Please accept my warm greetings and good wishes on your 67th birthday. Let this day be the beginning of a year of greater achievements in your and our nation’s life. May the Almighty bless you with good health, happiness and many more years of dedicated service to the nation”. Courtesy:pib.nic.in

Text of PM’s media statement during the joint press briefing with Prime Minister of Nepal

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Your Excellency Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Distinguished members of the Nepalese delegation, Friends from the media. In the history of our friendship, today is significant day. On his first visit abroad after assuming the office, it is a great pleasure for me to welcome Excellency 'Prachanda', and members of his delegation in India. Friends, Both our societies share deep rooted historical ties and civilizational linkages. Shared rivers, the open border, timeless people to people ties bind our two nations closely. Along with the relationship between our gover... more »

e-Office Management systems helped to speed up the administrative system

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Government of India has organised a two-day Regional Conference on ‘Path Breaking and High Impact Initiatives in Citizen Centric Services Delivery System’ in Guwahati, Assam. Shri. C. Viswanath, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India inaugurated the Conference yesterday. On the second day of the Conference today, panellists discussed on how e-Office and Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring Sy... more »

Delhi Health Minister calls on Union Health Minister Shri J P Nadda; Dengue and Chikungunya cases discussed

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Have assured all support to Delhi Govt: J P Nadda “Have assured all support to the Delhi Government and the Governments of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in tackling the rising cases of Dengue and Chikungunya”. This was stated by Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare after a review meeting with Shri Satyendar Jain, Health Minister of Delhi Government, here today. The Health Minister of Delhi met the Union Health Minister today to discuss the rising cases of Dengue and Chikungunya in the NCR region. Shri Nadda stated that the issue of helping with the bed-strength in ... more »

BRICS Nations Join Hands to Save Environment

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
“Technology Transfer and Finance need to be Addressed to Achieve Goals”: Anil Madhav Dave The Environment Ministers of BRICS countries today agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding and announced setting up of a Joint Working Group, institutionalizing their mutual cooperation on environment-related issues. The Ministerial Declaration highlights key agreements, which were adopted with mutual consensus. The areas agreed for mutual cooperation are - abatement and control of air and water pollution, efficient management of liquid and solid waste, climate change and conservation of biodive... more »

Development is the Priority for the NAM Group: Vice President

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 3 days ago
Addresses Onboard Media The Vice President of India, Shri M. Hamid Ansari has said that development is the key priority for each of the countries in the NAM group, and that accordingly, the theme of peace, sovereignty and solidarity for development had been chosen as the theme for this year's summit. He was addressing media onboard the Special Aircraft today en-route to Venezuela to participate in the 17th NAM Summit on September 17-18, 2016. Placing the upcoming NAM Summit within the historical context, the Vice President said that Non-Aligned Summits or the Movement itself were not ...more »

Digital India Initiative has provided a thrust to New Media in the country: Shri Venkaiah Naidu

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu confers diplomas to IIMC students 49thConvocation Ceremony held at IIMC, New Delhi Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu, Minister for Information & Broadcasting has said thatthe process of making IIMC into a university was under way and once IIMC becomes a university, it wouldhave a platform to start many innovative programs that would aim at providing wider perspective and inter-disciplinary approach to media education. It would also provide the institute with requisite resources to meet the growing demand of manpower in the industry and academia. Shri Naidu stated this ... more »

Regional Conference on ‘Path Breaking and High Impact Initiatives in Citizen Centric Services Delivery System’ inaugurated

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
Shri. C. Viswanath, Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Government of India inaugurated the two-day Regional Conference on ‘Path Breaking and High Impact Initiatives in Citizen Centric Services Delivery System’ in Guwahati today. The conference is being organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Government of India in collaboration with the Government of Assam. In his inaugural address, Shri. C. Viswanath said that the Government of India has taken se... more »

196.6% Growth in Tourists Arrival on e-Tourist Visa in August 2016 over the Same Period in 2015

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 4 days ago
UK Continues to Occupy Top Slot followed by USA and China Amongst Countries Availing e-Tourist Visa Facility During August 2016 A total of 66,097 tourists arrived in August 2016 on e-Tourist Visa as compared to 22, 286 during the month of August 2015 registering a growth of 196.6% Commencing from 27th November 2014 e-Tourist Visa facility was available until 25th February 2016 for citizens of 113 countries arriving at 16 Airports in India. The Government of India has extended this scheme for citizens of 37 more countries w.e.f 26th February 2016 taking the tally to 150 countries. S... more »

India Declares itself Free from Avian Influenza (H5N1)

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries in the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers welfare has declared India free from Avian Influenza (H5N1) from 5th September, 2016. India had notified outbreak of Avian Influenza (H5N1) on 09.05.2016 at Humnabad, Bidar district, Karnataka. There has been no further outbreak reported in the country thereafter. The control measures adopted in the radius of one Km around outbreak location included following: 1- Stamping out of entire poultry population including destruction of eggs, feed, litter and other infected materials, r... more »

Shri J P Nadda holds high level review meeting on Dengue and Chikungunya in Delhi & NCR Assures all support of Central Government

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
Shri J P Nadda, Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare chaired a high level meeting to review the status of Dengue and Chikungunya in Indian with a special focus on Delhi and NCR, here today, with senior officers of the Union Health Ministry, officials from National Vector-Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP), Medical Superintendents of Central Government hospitals such as AIIMS, DR. RML Hospital, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Safdurjung, and officials from National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC). Shri C K Mishra, Secretary (HFW), Shri K B Agarwal, AS (HFW) and senior...more »

FOC-in-C West inaugurates Maiden Conference for Senior Sailors

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
In a new initiative to integrate and empower senior sailors, Western Naval Command, is conducting the maiden Master Chief Petty Officers (MCPOs) Conference at Mumbai from 14 to 15 Sep 16. The conference was inaugurated by Vice Admiral Girish Luthra, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command this morning. MCPOs are the senior-most rank sailors in the Navy, and thus have significant experience. The first ever conference of sailors with rich expertise and experience is aimed at participative management, with analysis and views being put forwa... more »

Shri Mansukh Lal Mandaviya Inspects National Highways Projects In Arunachal Pradesh

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The Minister of State for Road Transport &Highways, Shipping, Chemical & Fertilizers Shri Mansukh Lal Mandaviya has stressed upon the Central Government’s commitment to build high class road infrastructure in the North Eastern states of the country. Speaking to mediapersons in Itanagar yesterday he said that of the total 2570 km roads sanctioned for the state, 653 km have been completed and 1917 km are under progress. Out of this total length, the Ministry of Road Transport & Highways will build 710km, state PWD will construct 420km, NHIDCL 722 km and Border Roads Organization 718 k... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Message on the eve of Independence Day of El Salvador

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Republic of El Salvador on the eve of their Independence Day (September 15, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Salvador Sanchez Ceren, the President of the Republic of El Salvador, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the friendly people of El Salvador on the occasion of your Independence Day. It is a matt... more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Message on the eve of Independence Day of Honduras

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Honduras on the eve of their Independence Day (September 15, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Juan Orlando Hernandez, the President of the Republic of Honduras, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the people of Honduras on your Independence Day. On this occasion, I wish to reiterate India’s ...more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Message on the eve of Independence Day of Guatemala

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Guatemala on the eve of their Independence Day (September 15, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Jimmy Morales Cabrera, the President of the Republic of Guatemala, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the people of Guatemala on the occasion of your Independence Day. India highly values its rela...more »

President Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Message on the eve of Independence Day of Nicaragua

Ministry of Information and Broadcasting at Ministry of Information & Broadcasting - 5 days ago
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has extended his greetings and felicitations to the Government and the people of the Republic of Nicaragua on the eve of their Independence Day (September 15, 2016). In a message to His Excellency Mr. Daniel Ortega Saavedra, the President of the Republic of Nicaragua, the President has said, “On behalf of the Government, the people of India and on my own behalf, it is with great pleasure that I extend warm greetings and felicitations to you and to the people of Nicaragua on the occasion of your Independence Day. On this special and signifi...more »

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