Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Introduction of Mandatory Induction Training for Probation clearance - regarding.

The Dopt order says, during the period probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions to pass examinations and tests as Government may deem fit as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.

No. 28020/I/2010-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th october 2014

Subject: Introduction of mandatory Induction Training for Probation clearance-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 21 July, 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions during the period probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions to pass examinations and tests as Government may deem fit as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.

2. It has been decided that in all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of atleast two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite for completion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre authorities and the Training Division of DOPT can be consulted, if required.

3. The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rides are amended, a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.

Director (Establishment)

Source: www.persmin.gov.in

Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, November 3rd 2014

Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants -
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the provisions of the Supplementary Rules which relate to maintaining records of service of a Government employee. As per provisions of SR 199 every step in a Government servants’ official life must be recorded in his Service Book and each entry attested by the Head Of Office. As per SR 202, Heads of Offices are to obtain the signatures of the Government servants in token of their having inspected their Service Books annually. Further Rule 32 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 provides for issuing a communication on completion of 18 years of service, as part of preparatory work for sanctioning pensionary benefits. The Service Books at present contains details of bio data, posting details, qualifying service, security details, HBA, CGHS, CGEGIS, LTC, etc.

2. It has been decided to include the respective Aadhaar numbers also of all Government servants in their Service Books. The e-Service Book format already provides fields forAadhaar number of the Government servant.

3. All Ministries / Departments of the Government of India are requested to ensure that the Service Books of all employees have an entry  of  the employees’  Aadhaar number. Theattached and subordinate offices under their control may also be suitably instructed for compliance,
(Mukul Ratra)

Flood of letters to PM makes postal officials roll up sleeves

NEW DELHI: Call it a growing desire among citizens to directly connect with the PM, the postal department has witnessed a phenomenal upsurge in letters addressed to the country's highest office in the past few months.

While the PMO used to receive anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 letters per month during Manmonhan Singh's tenure, the figure has been 1-2 lakh every month since July, barely two months after Narendra Modi took over as the , said officials. From the pathetic condition of a school to suggestions to generate power from alternative and renewable sources, people seem to be writing to Modi on everything under the sun.

While this could be an indicator of Modi's popularity among the masses, the sudden increase in the volume of letters has had the post office at Nirman Bhawan, which deals with the PMO letters, on its toes. This has prompted the officials, who were accustomed to dealing with just one fourth of these numbers, to increase the staff strength at the PMO dak unit and upgrade infrastructure. The team led by post master general Vishwamurti and the senior superintendent (central division) Binti Chaudhry had also put in place a better delivery system.

According to an official, letters are first diverted to two beats, which are dedicated to the PMO, where they undergo a security scan. Subsequently, these are segregated on the basis of mode of post such as speed post, ordinary post etc. "We make the entries in our computers and then send the letters to the PMO latest by 11pm each day," the official said.

A team of around 50 officials is at work at the Nirman Bhawan post office for the disposal of the letters marked for the PMO.

The letters, once read by the PMO officials, are sent to various departments located in Shashtri Bhawan, Rail Bhawan etc depending on the nature of complaints. The ones that require to be read by the PM are brought to his notice.

Officials recall how they were taken aback when they received over a lakh letters in July. "On an average, the daks used to be around 5,000-10,000. But in July and August, we had received around 1.26 lakh. The number shot up to around 2.7 lakh in September during Modi's birthday and the Kashmir floods," an official said.

"The postal department used to receive around 100 e-Money Orders daily, which were sent as donations to the PM's relief fund, in the aftermath of the floods in J&K. Apart from birthday wishes sent through lakhs of letters, the post office received 3,000 "e-Post messages" on the PM's birthday, another official said.

The trend, officials say, is unprecedented at a time when internet and e-mail have touched every nook and corner of the country. They say this will not only help revive the practice of writing letters, but also give a new lease life to the long-dormant postal department.

Source : http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

Current Affairs : October 2014 (Fourth Week)

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1) Which country won the Sultan of Johor Cup Under-21 Hockey title on 19 October 2014?
Ans. India
Note: The event was held at Taman Daya Hockey Stadium, Johor Bohru, Malaysia. In the finals, Indian team defeated Great Britain, 2-1.

2) India on 21 October 2014 was re-elected to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) for the period of?
Ans.  2015 to 2017

3) Who was sworn in as seventh president of Indonesia on 20 October 2014?
Ans. Joko Widodo

4) Who won World Billiards Point Format Championship on 24 October 2014?
Ans. Pankaj Advani
Note: In the title clash played at Leeds, United Kingdom, Advani outplayed Singapore’s Peter Gilchrist, 6-2.

5) International Boxing Association (AIBA) on 22 October 2014 provisionally suspended which Indian boxer for protesting against a controversial verdict, at 2014 Incheon Asian Games?
Ans. Sarita Devi

6) World Health Organisation (WHO) on 20 October 2014 declared which country as Ebola free?
Ans. Nigeria

7) Which party won the state assembly elections of Haryana, the results of theelections which were announced by the Election Commission of India on 19 October 2014?
Ans. Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP)
Note: BJP secured 47 seats in 90 member assembly.

8) Union Government on 19 October 2014 decided to re-launch the modified DBT scheme in an effective manner. Expand DBT?
Ans. Direct Benefit Transfer

9) Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on 21 October 2014 decided to initiate legal proceedings against which Cricket Board (WICB) for abrupt cancellation of their tour to India?
Ans. West Indies

10) Union government on 19 October 2014 de-regulated the price of?
Ans. Diesel

11) Which football player received the European Golden Boot Award on 16 October 2014 as being the top scorer of Europe in 2013 season?
Ans. Luis Suarez

12) Name the Indian men’s hockey team chief coach who resigned from his post on 21 October 2014 and later withdraw it?
Ans. Terry Walsh

13) Global Iodine Deficiency Disorders (GIDD) Prevention Day observed across the World on?Visit: www.currentaffairs4examz.com
Ans. 21 October 2014

14) Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) won how many seats in Maharashtra assemblyelections held recently?
Ans. 122 seats
Note: BJP emerged as the largest party winning 122 of 288 seat assembly.

15) Which country on 17 October 2014 announced the inaugural Dadabhai Naoroji Awards to honour individuals who have worked to strengthen that countries relationship over the years with India?
Ans. UK

16) Union Government on 20 October 2014 constituted which committee to provide Bankruptcy code for small and medium enterprises (SMEs)?
Ans. Vishwanathan committee

17) Who was conferred with the 2014 Liberty Medal on 21 October 2014 at the National Constitution Centre in Philadelphia?
Ans. Malala Yousafzai.

18) Name the Indian-American who was on 21 October 2014 appointed as Chief of Staff and Counselor in the National Security Division (NSD) of the US Justice Department?
Ans. Anita M Singh

19) Who became the first Indian woman to win prestigious Wild screen Panda Award on 24 October 2014?
Ans. Ashwika Kapur

20) Who won the prestigious Sakharov human rights prize 2014 on 21 October 2014?
Ans. Denis Mukwege Mukengere, congolese gynaecologist.

21) Who was appointed as the Managing Director (MD) and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Cairn India with effect from 17 November 2014?
Ans. Mayank Ashar

22) Name the five year old Indian boy who on 19 October 2014 became the youngest person to reach the Everest Base Camp (EBC)?
Ans. Harshit Saumitra

Source : http://www.currentaffairs4examz.com/

Current Affairs Questions for exams : 03 November 2014

1)  Which cricketer equaled the record of fastest Test century of Vivian Richards on 02 Nov 2014, reaching the milestone in 56 balls during the Test match against Australia?
(A) Younis Khan
(B) AB de Villers
(C) Corey Anderson
(D) Misbah-ul-Haq

2) 60 people were killed in a suicide attack at Wagah border on 02 November 2014. Indian side of Wagah border is in which state?
(A) Gujarat
(B) Punjab
(C) Delhi
(D) Rajasthan 

3) “Playing It My Way“which is set to be released on November 6 is theautobiography of which famous sports person?
(A) Sachin Tendulkar
(B) Vishwanathan Anand
(C) Saina Nehwal
(D) Kapil Dev

4) Which team won the Duleep Trophy 2014 on 02 November 2014?
(A) South Zone
(B) East Zone
(C) West Zone
(D) Central Zone

5) India thrashed Sri Lanka by 169 runs in 1st ODI played at Cuttack on 02 November 2014. Which player scored a century in the match?
(A) Ajinkya Rahane
(B) Shikhar Dhawan
(C) Both A &B
(D) None of these

6)  Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation through programme "Mann Ki Baat" over All India Radio for the ..... time on 2 November 2014?
(A) First
(B) Second
(C) Third
(D) Fourth

7) Which session of Parliament is scheduled to be held from 24 November to 23 December 2014?
(A) Budget Session
(B) Winter Session
(C) Summer Session
(D) Monsoon Session

8) Controversial event "Kiss of Love" protesting against moral policing was held on 02 November 2014 at which city?
(A) Bangalore
(B) Hyderabad
(C) Pune
(D) Kochi

9)  The first oil refinery in India was set up at?
(A) Barauni
(B) Vishakhapatnam
(C) Digboi
(D) Mumbai

10) 54th National Open Athletics Championships began on 02 November 2014 at?
(A) New Delhi
(B) Kochi
(C) Dehradun
(D) Hyderabad

1) Ans. (D) Misbah-ul-Haq
2) Ans. (B) Punjab
3) Ans. (A) Sachin Tendulkar
4) Ans. (D) Central Zone
5) Ans. (C) Both A &B
6) Ans. (B) Second
7) Ans. (B) Winter Session
8) Ans. (D) Kochi
9) Ans. (C) Digboi
10) Ans. (A) New Delhi

Current Affairs Updates : 02 November 2014

1) Winter Session of Parliament to be held from 24 Nov to 23 Dec: The Winter Session of Parliament will be held from 24th November to 23rd December, it was officially announced on Friday. "The Third Session of Sixteenth Lok Sabha will commence on Monday, the 24th November. Subject to exigencies of Government Business, the Session is likely to conclude on Tuesday, the 23rd December", a Lok Sabha secretariat release said. Rajya Sabha has also been summoned to meet on 24th November for the Winter Session. It will conclude on 23rd December. 

2) Misbah-ul-Haq equalled Viv Richards's record for the fastest Test centuryPakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq equalled the record of fastest Test century on Sunday, reaching the milestone in 56 balls during the second and final Test against Australia in Abu Dhabi. The 40-year-old hit Mitchell Starc of Australia for consecutive boundaries to equal West Indies great Viv Richards's 1986 record against England at St John's, Antigua. Pakistanstood six wickets away from a memorable 2-0 series win against Australia at the end of the day.

3) PM shares "Mann Ki Baat" with citizens through Radio: The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, has said that recovery of black money from abroad is an article of faith, and a commitment for him. Sharing his thoughts with citizens on the programme "Mann Ki Baat" over All India Radio for the second time on Sunday, the Prime Minister said that though he was sure that countrymen trusted him on the matter of black money, still he wished to repeat his aim that whatever money had illegally gone abroad from India should return.

4) India thrashed Sri Lanka by 169 runs in 1st ODI: India thrashed Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the first one-day International to take lead in the five-match series at the Barabati Stadium in Cuttack on Sunday. Put into bat, Rahane struck 111 from 108 balls (13x4, 2x6) en route to his second ODI century while Dhawan returned to form with a 107-ball 113 (14x3, 3x6), his sixth overall. India :363/5 in 50 overs and Sri Lanka : 194 all out in 39.2 overs.

5) Central Zone win Duleep Trophy after miraculous 9-run win over South zone: Central Zone spinners, led by captain Piyush Chawla, weaved magic on a helpful track to steer the team to the Duleep Trophy title with a thrilling nine-run triumph over South Zone in New Delhi on Sunday. Chasing a victory target of 301, South needed 117 runs on the final day with nine wickets intact. But on a pitch that was offering substantial turn, South lost 7 wickets for 39 runs to hand over the trophy to Chawla and co.

6) 60 killed in suicide attack at Wagah border in Pakistan: At least 60 people, including children and security personnel have been killed and about 100 others injured in a powerful suicide blast in Pakistan at Wagah on Sunday, minutes after the popular flag- lowering ceremony at the main Indo-Pak land border crossing. "A large number of people were returning after watching Rangers flag ceremony at Wagah border when a suicide bomber blew himself up near one of the exit gates," Inspector General Police of Punjab Police Mushtaq Sukhera said. He said three Pakistan Rangers personnel were also among the dead.

7) Sachin Tendulkar‘s much waited autobiography, “Playing It My Way“to be released on Nov 6: Sachin Tendulkar‘s much waited autobiography, “Playing It My Way“, will be available on November 6. Tendulkar tweeted about this to inform his fans and followers about this book release. The highest run-scorer in the history of international cricket, Tendulkar retired in 2013 after playing for an astonishing 24 years.