Thursday, September 29, 2011
Sunday, September 25, 2011
The Delhi High Court on Friday commenced hearing of a petition challenging the decision of Prasar Bharati de-recognizing all associations of employees, rejecting a plea by counsel for the pubcaster seeking dismissal of the plea. The hearing will continue on 26 September when counsel for the associations as well as those of Prasar Bharati will present their arguments. Until now, nine associations of employees were formally recognised by the management and the I & B Ministry which has been talking to their representatives on various issues. However, an order issued on 8 September said no association of employees of the podcaster is recognised and, therefore, no employee can be given preferential treatment. It further said all employees are to be treated in a fair and transparent manner and nullified an earlier order issued by Director General of All India Radio on 18 December 2008. The staff of All India Radio and Doordarshan protested against this move and observed a day-long dharna from 10 am to 5 pm without disrupting work on 21 September.
Source: India Television.com
Friday, September 23, 2011
You might have come across during any train trip, the altercation between the Ticket Checking staff and Passenger over printout of the Railway tickets booked through Online Reservation facility. As per the regulations of Railways until now relating to online reservation made through Internet, a printout of online reservation details which is generated after e-tickets are booked has to be carried by the passenger along with identification documents prescribed. Failure to carry this printout containing railway reservation details will result in payment of fine to the tune of Rs.50. Sometimes, Railway Ticket Checker will reject the printout carried by the passenger for flimsy reasons such as the printout is only the message for confirmation of reservation received by the passenger in email and not the one generated by the system after the ticket is booked. Here is this happy news: This procedure of carrying printout of e-ticket is now not mandatory. Now, Railway department has issued an instruction in its website (www.irctc.co.in) that there is no necessity to carry printout (paper copy) of e-ticket reservation details. It is enough if we carry our mobile contains a screen-shot (photo) of e-ticket details that is generated in the web page after we book our e-tickets. This screen-shot can easily be taken using our mobile phone. After booking of tickets online just take a snap of the computer screen which shows the e-ticket details generated by the system (the details which you have to take a paper printout until now) using your mobile phone or any other camera. This image contained in your mobile phone can be shown to the ticket checker during your journey along with your photo identification documents such as ration card, PAN card, identification card issued by Government etc.
The railway website says this relaxation is given considering that our country can save 3 lakh paper per day as this much quantity of paper of is issued daily for taking printout of e-tickets by passengers every day in India. This is really a welcome change.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Prasar Bharati board approved further expansion of national broadcaster Doordarshan’s Direct to Home (DTH) platform so as to reach 150 channels by December. Really its a good sign since the viewers of DD throuh relay of transmitters have redeuced drastically and switching over to DTH and cable net work, Prasar Bharati should also change according to the latest technonology to capture the viewership and to reduce its expenditure on maintainence of transmitters all over India and to strengthen itself financially. The board also approved the DTH platform adding another 100 channels in 2012. At its 104th meeting, the board approved expansion of the All India Radio's FM stations to all 313 cities planned for coverage under the FM expansion scheme of the information and broadcasting ministry.
The board approved a token allocation of Rs.300 crores as bridge finance for undertaking this work to be recouped from the government once the scheme of expansion of FM coverage by All India Radio is approved and adopted in the 12th Five Year Plan. The board approved creation of 2,183 new vacancies in All India Radio to cover new projects and a special package for Jammu and Kashmir. A similar scheme for Doordarshan has also been sought and is expected to be approved before the end of September. Strengthening of finance wing of Prasar Bharati also came up for discussion. The board approved nine posts at the level of general manager and manager, exclusively for strengthening finance, budget and accounting wings of Prasar Bharati. The board also mooted an amendment to an act which governs telecast of sports events held in foreign countries with the aim of enabling Doordarshan garner greater revenue through an equal sharing policy. The board decided that the information and broadcasting minister be requested to immediately implement the recommendation because of the heavy financial consequences imposed on Doordarshan due to unequal playing field provided under the present dispensation.
Friday, September 16, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
History repeating once again. A new forum once again born to save the world from the crisis. Same story, same words, requesting the support of other associations to come out of their crisis. The name of the new ghost is changed. They have recollected the need of unity, they are giving the slogans of "Unity Zindabad". When the President of ADASA was kept under suspension for a long span of six months, these creatures were enjoying the show. These are the creatures who have threaten the government, if ADASA granted higher scales, they will go on lightening strike.They will not hesitate to form any number of platforms. They will not hesitate to change any number of shapes. They request, they warn, they ride, they deceive. They are shameless to enjoy the benefits alone, they are not benevolent, they can create as many as hurdles as they can in our path. They will do any thing to get their wish fulfilled, latter they will never hesitate to bury you alive. One can not compare them with human beings. If you believe their words, you won't have rebirth. your cadre will never excuse you for ever. Leaders may forgive and forget the history, but not the common member of any association.