Sep 4, 2015


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GE to invest in India’s Rail, Power, Healthcare sectors

CEO Jeff Immelt says the company is keen to invest much more in India and in projects to boost its infrastructure in various sectors. The announcement comes ahead of GE’s chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt’s visit to India later this month

Jeff Immelt Chief Executive Officer, GE

Mumbai: General Electric Co. is looking to make further investments in India’s rail, power and healthcare sectors, the company said in a statement on Friday.

The announcement comes ahead of company chairman and chief executive officer (CEO) Jeff Immelt’s visit to India later this month. Investments in the country have doubled in the past five years to $3 billion, the company said.

“India is a growth engine for Asia, and we see huge potential for the country in the manufacturing space. Infrastructure is a key driver of India’s growth.

We are keen to invest much more in India and in projects to boost its infrastructure in sectors such as rail, power and healthcare. These efforts will have a ripple effect on the overall economic growth in India and beyond,” Immelt said in a statement on Friday.

The company said as part of its Make in India initiative, it has increased the levels of local sourcing by 20% for locomotives, 30% for power equipment and 15% for aviation. “India may soon become a global centre of excellence for certain components,” the company said.

GE is also looking to form a public-private partnership in Bihar, in line with the existing partnerships it has with seven states for healthcare. Earlier this year, the company announced a $200 million investment in its multi-modal manufacturing facility in Pune, Maharashtra.
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Chandrababu Naidu looks at JICA for investment in Vijayawada Metro project

Discussing details AP Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu with E Sreedharan, Advisor, Vijayawada Metro Rail Project (file photo)

Vijayawada: Even as Union Ministry of Urban Development raised doubts over the feasibility of Vijayawada Metro Rail, Chief Minister N. Chandrababu Naidu requested E.Sreedharan, former CMD/DMRC and Advisor for various Metro Rail projects in the State, to ensure that it starts taking shape at the earliest.

“Funding is not a problem, he said, as the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is keen on extending financial assistance to them”, Mr. Naidu said in a meeting with the Metro Man in Hyderabad on Friday. On the Viability Gap Analysis, he mentioned that MUD’s report was based on certain parameters.


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Seventh Pay Commission Likely To See Pay Hikes By 40% - The Sen Times

New Delhi: The Seventh Pay Commission’s report is likely be submitted to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley shortly.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

Sources said that there will be no internal relief. The average increase in basic fair pay for all government employees will be in the region of 40-45%.

This is a very rough average because for senior level officers, like the Cabinet Secretary or officials at the secretary level, the payback could increase by more than 50%.

The Pay Panel may recommend a new pay scale from January 1, 2016. The existing HRA would be retained for A1 cities; while there would be a 15-20% hike for other cities.

But interestingly when we spoke to government employees they were not really happy, essentially perhaps because effectively if you take the DA out, it is not really a hefty bonanza as many thought it would be.

Also, given the price rise and inflation issues, most people are saying it is really not that sufficient. Most of these recommendations will be implemented.

But the point is, if the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has a problem with any of the observations or with the impact of the Pay Commission recommendations, he might even send this back to the Pay Commission for another round of iteration.

In that case, some amendments will be made that come back to the Finance Ministry and then it may go back to the Cabinet for approval. If that happens, it could delay the process by about 1-2 more months.

A central government employee will earn up to 40% more if the government accepts the Seventh Pay commission’s proposals, which will be submitted shortly.

This pay hike would affect the lives of over 48 lakh central government employees and 55 lakh pensioners and could trigger off similar pay hike across state governments as well.

An official of the Pay Commission, says recommendations will be made to improve productivity.

The Commission will be talked of market driven compensation at the top level, where there are expert persons required by the government. There should be open competition with the public. If they have a better candidate from outside, he should be appointed instead of simply promoting people by seniority, said the official.


Modi govt to announce OROP in 2-3 days: Sources

NEW DELHI: The Narendra Modi government is set to announce the one-rank, one pension package that will kick in from July 2014 ‎and use 2013 as the base year for calculations.But it will stick to its position on a five year reset clause for veterans — as against 10 years for civilians — factoring in the complications resulting from a quicker adjustment. The ex-servicemen had demanded an annual adjustment.

The pension for veterans of the same rank and those who retire with full pensionable service, will be the average of the maximum and minimum paid. But to protect any retired servicemen from losing out, there will be an additional safeguard to ensure that those who are already drawing above the average would not impacted. 

Melbourne train strike: Services resume after industrial action, but further strikes planned

Train services have returned to normal after a four-hour strike brought Melbourne's rail network to a standstill on Friday, with more strikes planned for Saturday morning.
Hundreds of services were cancelled, leaving Melbourne's train stations deserted between 10am and 2pm.

Key points:

  • Almost 700 train services cancelled across metropolitan Melbourne
  • Train workers marched through CBD
  • Morning commute went "smoothly"
The gates of the usually bustling Flinders Street station were locked for the duration of the industrial action.
The network will be disrupted again on Saturday, with drivers to walk off the job from 2am to 6am.
State secretary Luba Grigorovitch said the rail union would not give up its fight over pay and conditions.

RPF holds passenger awareness workshops at Doon rly stn

DEHRADUN: The Railway Protection Force held many passenger awareness programmes at the Doon railway station, including facilitation of women, children and differently-abled at the station premises and trains, which will conclude on September 4, the last day of the week-long Raising Day celebrations. 

Dehradun RPF inspector Anoop Sinha said, "The RPF got the status of a statutory force with enactment of RPF Act by an act of parliament on August 29, 1957 and the RPF came into being as a force. Following this, every year, August 29 is celebrated as the Raising Day and the week till September 4 as the raising day week." 

Reduction in iron ore freight rates won't help us: Vedanta

Anil Agarwal-led Vedanta Ltd, once the country’s largest iron ore exporter in the private sector, says Indian Railways' move to slash iron ore freight rates to boost exports will not bring in any benefits for the company.

From September 8, Indian Railways has set the new distance charge at flat Rs 300 for all slabs for iron ore exported for production. The move has been largely made to help the mining sector get onto its feet after the ban three years ago.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu to flag off Andaman Express today

Sep 4: The Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will flag off the Andman Express from Jammu Tawi to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra on September. The trains will be launched through remote control by organizing a video-conferencing between Rail Bhawan, New Delhi and Jammu Tawi Railway Station. The Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha will also be present at the event.
The trains were flagged off two trains to mark the completion of Rs. 260 crore gauge conversion of the 122 km Loharu-Sikar railway line in Rajasthan. Suresh Prabhu on Tuesday flagged off two trains to mark the completion of Rs 260 crore gauge conversion of the 122 km Loharu-Sikar railway line in Rajasthan. On Tuesday Prabhu had said that sufficient funds were provided to railway in 2015-16 for the completion of  Jaipur-Ringas-Churu project, so as to complete it by March, 2017.
By providing connectivity from Delhi to Sikar Indian Railways has taken yet another step forward in meeting the long pending demands. The Railway Minister also said that he is committed to improve railway connection in all states and Central Government. He also said that he is state and central government should aim together for the completion of these railway projects
SOURCE- India. com

Vacancies Could Derail Safety

CHENNAI: At a time when Indian Railways is looking at technological solutions to improve the safety of trains and passengers, information accessed by Express shows significant vacancies for loco pilots, station masters and train guards - persons who are responsible for the smooth running of trains.

Replies to an RTI query filed by Express show that Southern Railway has 588 less loco pilots, 185 fewer guards and 103 less station masters than the sanctioned strength across its six divisions.

Lite Bite hungry for railway stations' business

Amit Burman, chairman of Lite Bite Foods

The contours of privatisation of the railway stations may still not be clear, but travel retail company Lite Bite Foods HMS Host is already looking at a commercial model that could work in this space.

Lite Bite HMSHost is a joint venture between domestic travel retail firm Lite Bite Foods and its US peer HMSHost International.

Amit Burman, chairman of Lite Bite Foods Pvt Ltd said there will be huge opportunity for organised players like them if the government decided to operate railway stations through a public private partnership (PPP) or privatised them.

"Today, there are no organised (travel retail) players at the railway stations, but hopefully there will be PPP or a private operators run the stations. Then, there will be opportunity for us," he said.

जीरो एक्सीडेंट मिशन शुरू करे रेलवे : सुरेश प्रभु

Indian Railways needs to launch ’Zero Accident Mission’: Prabhu
रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने रेलवे के इंजीनियरों से शनिवार को कहा कि वे पूर्ण रूप से सुरक्षित रेलयात्रा सुनिश्चित करने के लिये जीरो एक्सीडेंट मिशन शुरू करें।
नई दिल्ली। रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने रेलवे के इंजीनियरों से शनिवार को कहा कि वे पूर्ण रूप से सुरक्षित रेलयात्रा सुनिश्चित करने के लिये विभिन्न विभागों में समन्वय कायम करके "जीरो एक्सीडेंट मिशन" शुरू करें। प्रभु ने रेलवे के कमांड, कंट्रोल एवं कम्युनिकेशन सिस्टम फॉर मेन लाइन, मेट्रो एवं हाईस्पीड ट्रांजिट सिस्टम्स पर दो दिवसीय सम्मेलन के समापन दिवस के मौके पर संबोधित करते हुए कहा कि रेलवे के समक्ष सुरक्षित परिवहन की चुनौती है। लोग हादसे के बिना एक जगह से दूसरी जगह पहुँच सके। इसके लिये हमें रेलवे एवं विभिन्न क्षेत्रों में उपलब्ध ज्ञान एवं तकनीक का उपयोग करके देश में जीरो एक्सीडेंट मिशन शुरू करने की जरूरत है।

रेलवे का तोहफा, अब मोबाइल फोन से ही बुक कर सकते हैं जनरल टिकट

नई दिल्ली। दिल्ली के रेल यात्रियों को अब टिकट लेने के लिए स्टेशनों पर लाइन में खड़े होने की जरूरत नहीं पड़ेगी। इसके लिए रेलवे की ओर से आज से पेपरलेस अनरिजव्र्ड टिकट मोबाइल एप्लीकेशन की शुरुआत कर दी गई है। यात्रियों के रेल टिकट मोबाइल पर ही बुक हो सकेंगे। आज एक परिचालन एप भी लांच किया गया।

केंद्रीय रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने नई दिल्ली रेलवे स्टेशन पर लगे स्मार्ट कार्ड ऑपरेटेड टिकट वेंडिंग मशीन का उद्घाटन रेलवे बोर्ड में बैठकर रिमोट से किया। रेलवे अधिकारियों का कहना है कि मोबाइल एप का प्रयोग करने से कागज पर प्रिंट वाले टिकट दिखाने का झंझट खत्म हो जाएगा।

Govt to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in Indian Railways, says Jayant Sinha

Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha also appealed to the opposition parties to help pass the GST bill that will usher in a new indirect taxes regime in the country, boosting business activity.

Sharpening focus on infrastructure development to boost growth, government will invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in Indian Railways to change the face of the sector, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha said on Thursday.

Chennai-Mangalore Express accident: 38 injured in Indian Railways train derailment

At least 38 passengers of a Mangalore-bound express train were injured today after its five coaches derailed near Cuddalore district, about 200 kilometres from here.
Police and railway officials said that the mishap occurred around 2 AM after five coaches of Chennai-Mangalore Express derailed at Puvanur in Vriddhachalam.

Apps for Unreserved Tickets & Freight Ops, Ticket Vending Machines – Indian Railways Is Changing!

Indian Railways is taking several innovative steps to be in line with the ‘Digital India’ campaign and to make the experience for passengers as comfortable as possible. Here are the three latest IT initiatives that have been launched by the ministry.

Taking one step further towards consumer satisfaction, the information technology (IT) arm of the Railway Ministry, Centre for Railway Information Systems (CRIS), has developed three new initiatives. These are the initiatives which were launched by Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu, this Tuesday.
Paperless Unreserved Ticketing through Mobile Phone between New Delhi – Palwal Section

As the name implies, unreserved tickets authorise a journey but do not offer any reserved seats. They are also not specific to any particular train service and the tickets are often useful for short distance travels. The paperless unreserved ticketing system through a mobile app has been developed with the view of saving time for the passengers. The system was launched for Chennai and Mumbai suburban sections in April and July this year. According to the minister, it will soon be expanded to other sections as well.

Indian Railways goes for structural change, set up separate housekeeping wing

In a structural change, Indian Railways has formed a separate wing for housekeeping activities in the trains and at the platforms as part of its concerted effort to maintain the standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

In a structural change, Indian Railways has formed a separate wing for housekeeping activities in the trains and at the platforms as part of its concerted effort to maintain the standards of cleanliness and hygiene.

Currently, the housekeeping activities in the trains and at the stations were being managed by different departments of Indian Railways.

Indian Railway to be equipped with world class facilities

prabhu rail


Railway reservation center to remain open on sunday

sunday open

सीनियर सिटीजन ka ट्रेवल होगा आसान - सीटो डीके कोटा डबल होगी

senior citizen

प्रमोशन में रिजर्वेशन के खिलाफ पुरे देश में अफसर लामबंद

against prom in resv

DEFENCE EMPLOYEE: Government set to notify OROP on its own formula

DEFENCE EMPLOYEE: Government set to notify OROP on its own formula: Source - The Tribune:-


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