Sep 12, 2016

7th CPC & Employee News: 7th CPC: Govt employees to get revised allowances ...

7th CPC & Employee News: 7th CPC: Govt employees to get revised allowances ...New Delhi: Government employees will have a real festive bonanza this year. As per media reports, central government employees will get the revised allowances as per recommendations made by 7th Pay Commission from October 1.

The Committee on Allowances under the chairmanship of Union Secretary, Finance (Expenditure) had on September 1 met with representatives of the Central government unions.

Railways claim success in surge pricing experiment

Surge fares net Rs. 1.6 crore in two days

The Indian Railways on Sunday claimed that there had been a positive response to its surge pricing initiative, with around 50,000 tickets being booked at higher fares in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains since the roll-out on September 9. “The results of September 9 and 10 are very encouraging. We have got good support from our passengers and think we will continue to get a similar response in the coming days as well,” Railway Board Member (Traffic) Mohammad Jamshed said at a press conference.

Good response to flexi-fare system, claims railways

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Railways has claimed that the response to the flexi-fare is quite good
It is because the flexi-fare is still lower than airfare, Railways said
As per the new system, passengers will be shelling out between 10-50% more(File photo for representative use)

Railways' surge pricing follows slump in revenue



The Railways' revenues were 12.65 per cent lower than its Budget target of Rs.73,713 crore for April-August this year.

The Indian Railways' decision to experiment with surge pricing for passengers on its premium Rajdhani, Duronto and Shatabdi trains could have been triggered by its financial performance in the first half of this financial year, with gross earnings declining five per cent to Rs.64,387 crore in April-August compared with the same period of the previous year.

Water on railway platforms unfit to drink, has bacteria found in human excreta



The Bureau of India Standards says the presence of TCB is a sign of faecal contamination that can cause acute gastroenteritis, diarrhoea and dysentery. (HT File Photo)

Drinking water supplied by the railways on platforms and its staff quarters in the northern states, including poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, is contaminated with bacteria found in human excreta that cause stomach aches and loose motions.

Railways could focus on services, use technology for better passenger experience



BENGALURU: BUDGET STOP Prominent Regional Leaders None Too Pleased With Proposed Merger Of Railway Budget With Union Budget
The proposed merger of the Railway Budget with the Union Budget, will not only bring the curtains down on a near century-old legacy, but it will also set in motion a realignment of political allegiances, both at the centre and the state levels. Railways minister Suresh Prabhu, taking into cognisance the recommendations of the NITI Aayog gave the green signal for the merger last month.

 

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