Thought for Today, 29 th June 2020

Life is a trip. The only problem is that it does not come with a map. We have to search our own routes to reach our destination.

Monday, April 29, 2013

"The Sexual Harassment at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal ) Act 2013 " .

The Government of India has enacted an Act known as "The Sexual Harassment at workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal ) Act 2013 " . The said Act has appeared in Government Gazette dated  23 rd April 2013. The Act will come into effect shortly on the date that will be notified  in the Gazette.

 The copy of the said Act is available on this blog in the material on "sexual harassment at work place " in the column titled "Worth Visiting ". Those who are interested can get it downloaded.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

8% D.A.Increase for Central Government Employees

The Dearness allowance for central Government employees has been increased by 8% from 1 st January 2013. The total D.A. for them will be now 80 % of their pay and pension in respect of pensioners.

 This was long awaited and the employees had started the agitation for Grant of this installment of  D.A.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Kerala Government sells life-saving drugs at cheaper prices

The role model: Kerala Government sells life-saving drugs at cheaper prices

By S Sanandakumar, ET Bureau | 7 Apr, 2013, 04.18AM IST

Kerala tops all states in India in terms of the per capita expenditure on medicine. But the state is also a good example of how government efforts can serve as a foil for rising prices of essential drugs.

The Kerala Medical Services Corporation Ltd (KMSCL), a government-owned enterprise, offers life-saving drugs at substantially lower costs — in some cases at one-sixth of the market price — compared with the retail market (see Huge Difference).

How so? KMSCL procures medicines in bulk and drives a hard bargain while negotiating prices with drug companies. By engaging directly with these companies, the enterprise has eliminated middlemen altogether. As any successful business would tell you, that helps keep a tight lid on costs.

KMSCL sells medicines through a chain of stores called Karunya. It has so far opened five medical stores at five medical colleges in the state.

That's a small number, but the impact of these stores is reflected in the turnover — Rs 32 crore a year — from a single outlet at the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College, according to Biju Prabhakar, managing director of KMSCL.

When the first outlet opened in Thiruvananthapuram, which is in the southern tip of Kerala, people from the Malabar region (the north) travelled all the way to the outlet to procure medicines.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

भ्रष्टाचाराच्या आरोपावरून भारतीय पोलीस सेवेतील अधिका-यास शिक्षा

भ्रष्टाचाराच्या आरोपावरून श्री. जैन या महाराष्ट्रातील भारतीय पोलीस सेवेतील अधिका-यास मुंबई येथील सेशन कोर्टाने  ५ वर्षांची सक्तमजुरीची शिक्षा सुनावली . ४ दिवसापूर्वी ठाण्यातील मुंब्रा भागातील अनधिकृत  इमारत कोसळून सुमारे ७५ लोकांचा  मृत्यू झाला . अनधिकृत इमारत बांधण्यासाठी लोकनियुक्त पुढारी तसेच उपायुक्त दर्जाचे अधिका -यांनी मोठ्या प्रमाणात लांच  घेतली होती असे प्राथमिक चौकशीत आढळून आले आहे 

 भ्रष्टाचारामुळे समाजाचे अतोनात  नुकसान होत आहे . राष्ट्राचा विकास खुंटला आहे . 

भ्रष्टाचाराचा राक्षस गाडून टाकण्याची शपथ  गुढी पाडव्याच्या शुभ मुहूर्तावर आपण सर्वांनी घेऊ या व ती प्रत्यक्षात येईल यासाठी सतत प्रयत्नशील राहू या . 

गुढी पाडव्याचा सर्वाना हार्दिक शुभेच्छा व भ्रष्टाचाराचे  निर्मूलन  करण्यात आपणा  सर्वांस यश मिळो ही  प्रार्थना  

Thursday, April 04, 2013

मार्च २०१२ मध्ये निर्गमित केलेले खालील महत्वाचे शासन निर्णय व परिपत्रके

मार्च  २०१२  मध्ये निर्गमित केलेले  खालील महत्वाचे शासन निर्णय व परिपत्रके या ब्लॉग वर उपलब्ध करून  देण्यात आले आहेत. संबंधीतानी  जरूर तर ते डाउनलोड करून घ्यावेत 

१) महागाई भत्त्याची थकबाकी -वित्त विभाग शासन निर्णय दि. ५ - ३ - २ ० १ ३ 

२) न्यायालयीन कर्मचा-यांच्या बाबतीत स्पष्टीकरण , विधी व न्याय विभाग शासन  निर्णय दि. ८ -३ -२ ० १ ३ 

३) संगणक प्रशिक्षण योजना , शालेय शिक्षण विभाग शासन निर्णय दि. २ ५ -३ - २ ० १ ३ 

४) निवृत्तीवेतन धारकांना थकबाकी , वित्त विभाग शासन निर्णय दि. २ २ -३- २ ० १ ३ 

५) मुंबई हल्ल्याची चौकशी करणा-या कर्मचा-यांना रोख बक्षिसे , गृह विभाग शासन निर्णय ,दि. २५ -३- २०१३ 

Monday, April 01, 2013

Denied promotion ,Employee can claim it even after retirement with all monetary benefits

If an employee is denied eligible promotion while in service, he will be entitled for notional promotion with all the monetary benefits even after the retirement, the Kerala High court has ruled in the case of Joseph John of Government aided Aquinas college of Edakochi.

The petitioner was denied promotion to the post of Superintendent, which he had challenged in High Court. He retired while his writ petition was pending in High court. The High Court while hearing the case found that he had a rightful claim which was wrongly denied by the authorities concerned. The High Court held that since the petitioner's rightful claim was denied , he should be given the notional promotion and granted all the monetary benefits which he would have have been granted had he been in service.