Daily Archive: November 14, 2017

VP, PM pay tributes to Nehru on birth anniversary

New Delhi, Nov 14 (PTI) Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu and Prime Minister Narendra Modi today remembered country’s first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru on his 128th birth anniversary.

“Wish the nation on the occasion of Birth Anniversary of first Prime Minister of India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, today,” Naidu tweeted.

Modi, who is in Manila to attend the India-ASEAN summit, also paid tributes to Nehru.

“Tributes to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on his birth anniversary,” he wrote on Twitter.

Nehru was born on this day in 1889 in Allahabad.

SDMC nod to tax amnesty scheme for unauthorised colonies

New Delhi, Nov 14  The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has approved an amnesty scheme to provide substantial relief in property tax to residents of unauthorised colonies.

Under the scheme, the property-owners in unauthorised colonies will become entitled to 100 per cent remission of the amount relating to interest and penalty, on making the payment by December 31 of the amount of property tax due on November 13, the civic body said in a statement.

The scheme will include the owners of all those properties, who have not submitted tax return from April 1, 2004, or not submitted return on a regular basis or the owners whose assessment has not been done from 2004 and ahead, Chairman of the SDMC Standing Committee Bhupender Gupta was quoted as saying in the statement yesterday.

“All residential properties in unauthorised colonies where the matter is pending before MTT (Municipal Tax Tribunal) or other courts will also get benefit under the scheme,” the statement said.

Leader of the House in SDMC, Sikha Rai, said it becomes difficult to find out the ownership of properties in unauthorised colonies due to lack of proper sale deed or there being incomplete documentation.

“In such cases, the department will accept self-affidavit regarding ownership. The problem will be solved very soon with completion of ongoing door-to-door survey of the properties, which includes unauthorised colonies,” she said.


Source: PTI

How Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s Birthday Became Children’s Day

New Delhi, Nov 14: Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of independent India, was born on November 14, 1889. November 14 is celebrated as Children’s Day or Bal Diwas across the country to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, who was affectionately addressed as Chacha Nehru by kids. Nehru, a central figure in Indian politics before and after the independence, had deepest desire to work for the welfare of children and the youth in the country.

If you go back to the pages of history, you will come to know that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was a passionate leader who had the vision to do remarkable things for children and youths. To nurture the future generation of India, Nehru took a special interest in the education system of the country. He not only ensured that every child in the country gets free primary education, but also established several higher educational institutions including All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Indian Institutes of Technology (IIT), and Indian Institutes of Management (IIM).

Under Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s regime, many schools were built across various villages, Tahseels and small towns. He understood the problem of malnutrition and hunger in the country and included free milk and a proper meal for every child programme in his 5-year plan. He made best possible efforts to bring positive changes that India needed to see in terms of the growth, nourishment and development of children and youths.

If you want to know why Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday is celebrated as ‘Children’s Day’ in short, you should know he loved two things dearly – one; Red Roses and two; Children. Prior to Nehru’s death, India used to celebrate Children’s Day on November 20, the date observed as Universal Children’s Day by The United Nations.

7th Pay Commission: NAC to Submit Report by December 15, Minimum Pay Hike From April 2018

New Delhi, November 13: The pay hike for central government employees under the 7th Pay Commission would be done as soon as the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) submit its final report to the cabinet. According to a report, the pay hike would come into effect from April 1 next year.

The Sen Times reported that the NAC will submit its final report on pay hike by December 15, which would be later sent to the cabinet for approval. Once the cabinet nod is cleared, the whole process is expected to be over and implemented from April 1 next year, the report further added.

Some media reports also suggest that the Union Cabinet may implement the pay hike from January 2018.

Last week, around 10 central trade unions went on a three-day protest in front of the Parliament against the delay in minimum pay hike under the 7th Pay Commission.

The unions have been demanding a minimum pay hike of Rs 26,000 from the 7th Pay Commission recommendation of Rs 18,000.

The commission, on the other hand, had recommended increasing the minimum pay to Rs 18,000 from Rs 7,000, along with the maximum pay being raised from the existing Rs 80,000 to Rs 2.5 lakh as well as a fitment factor of pay fixation uniformly approved at 2.57 times of basic pay.

A year ago, these recommendations were approved by the Union Cabinet and the government also approved a hike in allowances earlier this July.

The report further added that the NAC is likely to go ahead for a hike in minimum pay Rs 21,000 from Rs 18,000 from the existing 2.57 to fitment factor 3.00.

The trade union that went ahead for the protests are: Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC); All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), All India United Trade Union Centre (AICCTU), Trade Union Coordination Centre (TUCC), Centre of Indian Trade Unions (CITU), Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), Hind Mazdoor Sabha (HMS), United Trade Union Congress (UTUC), All India Central Council of Trade Unions (AICCTU).