Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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Finance Minister said that in the Union Budget 2017-18, with the aim of creating an eco-system to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing

The Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley holds his 6th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with Stakeholders from IT (Hardware &Software) Group;Highlights the steps taken by the present Government to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing;
IT Sector Heads seek help from Government against Protectionist Policies; also seek Tax incentives for growth of the sector
The Union Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs Shri Arun Jaitley said that to promote indigenous manufacturing of electronic goods, many steps have been taken by the present Government in last three years including rationalization of the tariff structure with extension of differential excise duty dispensation on specified electronic equipments and withdrawal of duty exemption etc. The Finance Minister said that in the Union Budget 2017-18, with the aim of creating an eco-system to make India a global hub for electronics manufacturing, the allocation for incentive schemes like M-SIPS and EDF has been exponentially increased to Rs 745 crores. The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley was making the Opening Remarks during his 6th Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting with Stakeholders from IT (Hardware &Software) Group in New Delhi today. Along with the Union Finance Minister Shri Jaitley, the Pre-Budget Consultation Meeting was also attended by the Minister of State, Shri S.PShukla, Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, Finance Secretary, Shri A.N. Jha, Secretary, Expenditure, Shri Subhash Chandra Garg, Secretary (Economic Affairs), Shri Ajay Prakash Sawhney, Secretary, MEITY, Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA), Shri Sushil Kumar Chandra, Chairman, CBDT and other senior officers of the Ministry of Finance.
Stakeholders from IT Group who attended today’s meeting included Shri Thejesh GN, Co-Founder, Datameet, Shri T.V. Ramchandran, President, Broadband India Forum, Shri N.K. Goyal, Chairman Emeritus, TEMA, Shri Sunil Kumar Dhareshwar, Sr. Vice President, Global Head Taxation Infosys, Ms.Renu Narvekar, Vice President, Global-Tax, TCS, Shri R Chandrasekhar, President NASSCOM, Shri Nitin Kunkoliender, Vice President, MAIT, Shri Pankaj Gulati, President, ELCINA, Shri Hari Om Rai, Co-Chairman, Fast Track Task Force (FTTF), Shri Rajiv Agarwal, Vice Chairman, Telecom Equipment & Services Export, Shri Prasad Garapati, Chairman Electronics and Computer Software Export.
The IT sector representatives invited the attention of Minister to the fact that India’s competence in IT-Software is recognized globally. In recent times, software development and information technology enabled services (ITeS) including business process outsourcing (BPO)/ knowledge process outsourcing services (KPO) industry in India has emerged as one of the most dynamic and vibrant sectors in India’s economy with huge employment potential. They however pointed out that considering some recent protectionist and discriminatory policies followed by other countries, the IT sector would need Government’s help at Policy level to ensure combat visa restrictions issues as also to ensure our economic interests. Similar to steps taken in previous budget to promote indigenous manufacturing of electronic goods, more steps to include rationalization of the tariff structure with extension of differential excise duty dispensation to mobile handsets/ tablet computers and other specified electronic equipment, should be taken in the forthcoming budget for Promoting Broadband; Access for easier fund for Telecom; Tax free Bond for Telecom; Lowering GST on Telecom services to 12 per cent instead of 18 per cent; BCD on all non ITA-1 products; Depreciation benefits for Make in India; Promote components hub; Keep Electronics Sector out of RCEP and increase import duty on Mobile handsets.

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THE RAILWAYS has stopped an employment initiative launched in 2004, when it started giving jobs to children of employees in the lower tier.


The Liberalised Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS), which was started during former railway minister Nitish Kumar’s term in 2004, was suspended indefinitely last month following an order from the Rail Ministry. The order issued to all zonal railways stated: “Keep LARSGESS on hold till further orders.”
The move comes after the Punjab and Haryana High Court said in July, while hearing a case over the scheme, that it violated the Constitution on the “principle of equal opportunity” for all in government jobs.
“Such a policy was violative of Article 14 and 16 of the Constitution of India..,” the court found. It asked the Railways to “revisit the offending policy keeping in view the principle of equal opportunity in public employment….”
The High Court’s order has put the government in a quandary because in the past, the Kerala High Court and Patna High Court had found merit in the scheme. “Since there are different judgments on the same issue across India, we want to approach the Supreme Court and get a verdict once and for all,” a senior Railway ministry official said.
The LARSGESS scheme was based on the line that in jobs related to safety — drivers, gangmen, etc — one requires quick reflexes and agility, which a person may not possess after a certain age. The scheme was aimed at encouraging ageing employees to retire by offering the same job to their children. Since 2004, approximately 20,000 jobs were given to children of railwaymen under LARSGESS.
The government’s latest move, however, has railway unions up in arms. In meetings with the Railway Board over two days last week, the unions demanded that the scheme be continued in all areas where courts have not delivered any adverse judgment.
“Agreed that it can’t be continued in North India and West India because the high courts in Ahmedabad in the past and Chandigarh have given negative orders. But that does not stop this scheme in the rest of the country outside the jurisdiction of these courts,” Shiv Gogal Mishra, head of All Indian Railwaymen’s Federation, the largest union, said.
According to qualifying criteria for this scheme, the beneficiary employee should have put in up to 33 years of service and be in the age group of 50-57 years — the norms vary depending on the job.
The scheme was initially open only to gangmen and drivers but expanded over the years to include a range of positions, such as pointsman, shuntman, leverman, gateman, trolleyman, Khalasi/Khalasi Helper redesignated as Helper, etc.
LARSGESS was notified in January 2004 following a safety workshop held by the Railways in 2003, when three accidents resulted in the deaths of over 100 passengers.

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 14.12.2017





Tuesday, December 12, 2017

FNPO affiliated unions of KolhapurDivision (Maharashtra) submitted Memorandum to Sri.Sambhaji Raje Chatrapati, Hon'ble Member of Parliament.

Today Sri.Nisar Mujawar Asst .Secretary General, FNPO, Sri.Yogesh Jadhav  Divisional Secretary NUGDS. Sri.Kiran Karade,
Shri.Mahesh barale, Shri.D I Sawant. Shri.Nikhil Bugale, Members with a delelegation met Hon'ble MP and requested his intervention for early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

 Delegation explained slavery life of GDS in detail and explained how Central  Governments ignored the poor GDS in consideration of medical, pension and welfare schemes.

 He promised the delegation that he will raise the issue in Question Hour in Parliament and write down some questions regarding implementation of Kamlesh Chandra's pay Committee report. ..

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