Thursday, 3 September 2015


National Insurance, Postal Dept Tie Up

The National Insurance Company, on Monday, signed a memorandum of understanding with the Department of Posts for marketing of insurance policies under the Pradhan Mantri Bima Suraksha Yojna. The scheme will initially be across 800 head post offices all over India, the company said in a press release. According to Rajesh Aggarwal, CMD, National Insurance, around seven crore enrolments have been done by all companies, of which, two crore enrolments are from poorer sections of society. National Insurance has enrolled almost half of total enrolment (around 3.5 crore), it said in a release.

Five ways to deal with sudden changes at workplace

Organisational changes can happen in many ways - downsizing, relocation, a change in management, a merger or entering a joint venture. Whatever the reason, changes, especially when they are sudden, can catch people off guard. Sreeradha D Basu shows how you can deal with such a situation.

1. Don't Panic

The most common reaction to an unexpected organisational change is to get stressed and start panicking. But that's something you mustn't do, says Prashant John, executive director of cloud-based employee engagement platform Kwench. Often the first wave of reactions is driven by an extremely short-term view of the impact, ranging from 'what happens to my current project' to 'will my boss change' all the way to 'will I be asked to leave'. This, he says, is the time to take a deep breath and wait for information.
2. Get the Big Picture

"Instead of listening to rumours from the office gossipmongers, employees are better off reaching out to their superior and asking for the true picture. What seems like a 'sudden' move, might often turn out to be not the case - it often is just a consequence of bad communication," says Kwench's John.
3. Stay Positive

Adopting a positive outlook can help the employees view change as a challenge rather than an obstacle. "This may keep employees motivated in an otherwise difficult time period,"says Ankit Bansal, founder,, an online commercial marketplace for people looking for flexibility at work.

4. Talk with One you Trust

It always helps to have a talk with someone whose opinions you respect but is not a part of the organization, says Prashant John of Kwench. "Often outside-in views help to put things in perspective and might change your entire outlook towards the impending change," he says.

5. Look for the Silver Lining
Let's face it — things won't always be the same and won't always go the way one expects them to, says John. Companies shut down divisions, merge teams, get acquired, merge with other companies - change is a constant. "Evaluate honestly what the change means for you. It could be an opportunity to grow within the organisation or it could be the push you were waiting for to explore new options. Either way, a change at work is not the end of the world," he says.

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DOPT instruction for Representation from Government servant on service matters - Action to be taken against those who violate the instructions

F. No. 11013/08/2013-Estt(A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-Ill Desk
North Block, New Delhi
Dated August 31, 2015
Subject: Representation from Government servant on service matters – reiteration of instructions – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to O.M. of even number dated 6th June, 2013 wherein instructions have been issued on submission of representation by Government servants about their service matters. In spite of these instructions, it has been observed that Government servants including officers/ officials of para military forces and Army personnel continue to represent directly to the Prime Minister, Minister, Secretary (P) and other higher authorities, directly.
2. As per the existing instructions, wherever, in any matter connected with his service rights or conditions, a Government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redressal of a grievance, the proper course for him is to address his immediate official superior, or Head of his office, or such other authority at the appropriate level who is competent to deal with the matter in the organisation.
3. Such submission of representations directly to other authorities by- passing the prescribed channel of communication, has to be viewed seriously and appropriate disciplinary action should be taken against those who violate these instructions. This can rightly be treated as an unbecoming conduct attracting the provisions of Rule 3 (1) (iii) of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964. It is clarified that this would include all forms of communication including through e-mails or public grievances portal etc.
4. Attention in this connection is also invited to the provision of Rule 20 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 prohibiting Government servants from bringing outside influence in respect of matter pertaining to his service matter. Representation by relatives of Government servant is also treated as outside influence as clarified vide MHA OM No. F. 25/21/63-Estt.(A) dated 19.09.1963
5. It is reiterated that these instructions may be brought to the notice of all Govt servants including officers/ officials of para military forces and member of armed forces and action taken against those who violate these instructions.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

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Central Govt Employees may cheer for higher bonus this year

  After long times Central Govt. employees are going to get higher amount of bonus this year. Earlier, the ceiling for bonus was Rs 3500 per month. From this year, the ceiling is going to be increased to as high as Rs 10,000 per month. In a letter from Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Mr S. Agarwal conveyed this good news to Sri Vijesh Upadhyay, Genl. Secy., Bharatiya Mazdoor Sangha.