Tuesday, August 31, 2010


Shri P.Krishna, Senior Store Keeper of All India Radio, Vijayawada will be retiring from service on 31-08-2010 on his superannuation. He has joined in this organisation on 21-04-1975. He served with distinction and devotion this Cultural organization in various capacities at AIR, Vijayawada and DMC Rajahmundry. The staff members cordially wish him a happy and peaceful retired life with his family. We feel privileged and honoured if we figure in your pleasing memories.


Monday, August 30, 2010


As Doordarshan goes into the high-definition mode for the Commonwealth Games, Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni Monday said no new recruitments will be made in the national network for the event. Admitting that there are large number of vacancies in Doordarshan, Soni said the recruitment board has been constituted by the government to fill up the vacancies. "There are 5,097 vacancies but they are not for the Commonwealth Games, Doordarshan did not feel the need for recruit for the Games," Soni said replying to the supplementaries in the Rajya Sabha Monday. The minister said that a Group of Ministers has been set up to look into the vacancies and its report will be submitted by the end of this month. She added that training is being given to the present staff for the Games. "Doordarshan has trained 300 personnel for Commonwealth Games and a large number of people are being deployed for doing the Rights Holding Broadcaster duties for exclusive coverage of the Games within the country," Soni said. The minister said that a committee, of which she and union Law Minister Veerappa Moily are members, is looking into various issues related to the high definition telecast of the Games. "There was an issue of extra light coming in some stadiums, the Organising Committee has assured that it will cover all those areas from where unnecessary light or sunlight is coming in," Soni said. Some members had pointed out that sunlight in the stadiums may effect the quality of high definition telecast. Doordarshan will go into high definition mode for the first time for the telecast of the Commonwealth Games Oct 3-14.

Source: ZeeNews

Friday, August 27, 2010


The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved a new set of direct tax rules that proposes to raise income tax exemption limit from 1.6 lakh to 2 lakh, leaving more money in the hands of individuals, and a lower tax rate for companies. The much-awaited Direct Taxes Code, or DTC, Bill, which seeks to replace the nearly 50-year-old income tax law, is likely to be introduced in Parliament on Monday and may then be referred to a select committee of members of both houses of Parliament. The basic exemption limit is proposed to be raised to 2 lakh from the current 1.6 lakh and corporate tax rate for both domestic and foreign companies proposed is at 30%, finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said after the meeting of the Union Cabinet. Senior citizens and women will enjoy a higher exemption of up to 2.5 lakh. There will be no surcharge or cess on companies, thereby bringing the corporate tax rate to 30% from present 34%. The new code proposes three income tax slabs—income of up to 2-5 lakh will face 10%, 5-10 lakh will attract 20% and income over 10 lakh will face tax at the rate of 30%. The housing loan exemption of 1.5 lakh would also be available to individual taxpayers on the interest component. “The whole objective is that a plethora of exemptions will be limited. Income tax slabs will be three. Rate of taxes will be taken in the schedule so that they need not be changed every year,” Mr Mukherjee said. The new changes in the tax rates, expected to come into effect from April 1, 2011, could lead to some loss in revenue and raise the government’s deficit.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


“The decision of GOM on Pay Parity towards Higher Scales to administrative staff is a partial move, saying that there will be cascading effect” said Uma Maheswaran, the Presidentt of ADASA. It was also objected while granting higher scales to Engineering cadre that there will be cascading effect since Engineering cadre also a common cadre. But Ministry has justified their demand saying that they are going to be absorbed in Prasar Bharate, hence the question does not arise. The demand of ADASA should also be considered on the same lines. Ministry has given assurance to ADASA to settle the issue through GOM, even if GOM has not taken a favourable decision, the demand will be put before the cabinet for approval. The Honorable Minster Das Munshiji has assured in the House of Parliament to settle the issue in favor of Administrative Staff. We have written evidences for all these. Hope government will take a favourable decision on upgraded scales to administrative staff. ADASA will not hesitate to take the path agitation if situation rises. Hope the situation will not lead that way and the government will take necessary steps to settle the issue at the earliest.