Friday, 27 February 2015

BSF wants special Border Service Pay

Country's largest border guarding force BSF has made a strong pitch for a special 'border service' pay for its men stating the troops are deployed well ahead of the Army along international borders and they face the "first brunt" of an enemy attack.
The 2.5-lakh strong Border Security Force (BSF) has sought the special allowance on the lines of what is being granted to Army troops under Military Service Pay (MSP) when deployed in hard and harsh border areas, like on the Indo-Pakistan border.
The BSF, in a report presented to the Union Home Ministry and the 7th Pay Commission, said it meets the criteria for qualifying under this category like the Army and other defence forces, as it is the "first line of defence on borders with Pakistan and Bangladesh and it faces the first brunt of enemy and has been defending the borders of India from the last 49 years".
The force has said it is "ironical" and "demoralising" for its men in border combat that they do not get special allowances like their colleagues in the Army as they are deployed in very much the same area and conditions.
"Ironically, the army personnel on Line of Control and elsewhere are placed in similar situations, similar area, facing similar enemy and similar threat, deployed in the similar hardships and similar climate are entitled for MSP, (but) the co-located BSF personnel gets none.
"The life of a BSF personnel is much harder, difficult, risky and committed than that of the Army personnel. Thus, it is very demoralising that while the Army personnel get the MSP, the BSF personnel are deprived of it despite similar kind of commitments, risks and hardships," the report said.
The force, raised in 1965 and celebrating its 50 years in 2015, demanded that the BSP should be given to its troops at the rate of 30% of their existing basic pay. BSF draws some parallels and exceptions vis-a-vis some of its characteristics when compared with the Army.
"Like army, the BSF recruitment is conducted under tough physical/medical guidelines and as a border man they are expected to maintain the highest standard of physical fitness and discipline throughout their service to be able to serve under toughest conditions.
"Unlike army, there being no concept of peace station in the BSF, the majority of BSF personnel are compelled to live separately away from their families due to adverse service conditions. This invariably results in an inevitable long separation from family life and alienation from the same society from where he joined BSF at the tender age of 18 plus," the report said. 

Promotion Avenues (Gazetted Officer)
  1. Inspector to Assistant Commandant
    Inspector with 5 years regular service in the grade, having medical category SHAPE (S- Psychological, H- Hearing, A- Appendages, P- Physical Capacity, E- Eye Sight)-I with educational qualification as matric & having undergone Basic Trg, PL Weapon course and Coy Comdr. Course are considered for promotion. 2 Years service in a service coy for all Inspectors/Sub (GD) or 2 years service in a duty Bn for Sub (Comn) is pre-requisite.
  2. Assistant Commandant to Deputy Commandant
    Asstt Comdts of BSF with 06 years regular service in the grade, Medical category SHAPE-I and having qualified carrier courses like (i) Commando & Weapon training (ii) YOC by AC(DE), Re-orientation course by promoters and having two years command experience as Coy Comdr in a service coy is considered for promotion.

  3. Deputy Commandant to 2nd in-Command
    Dy Comdt of BSF with 05 years regular service in the grade, possessing 02 years service as Dy Commandant in a Duty BN & having Medical category SHAPE-I are considered for promotion to 2IC. Must have qualified one of the following courses. BSW/MMG/MOR/FE and qualified CC Course.
  4. 2nd-in-Command to Commandant
    Second-in-Command with 04 years, regular service as 2IC with 02 years service as 2IC in Duty Bn and medical category SHAPE-I is considered for promotion to the rank of Commandant. Should have qualified Senior Command Course.
  5. Commandant to Additional DIGComdt of BSF with 03 years regular service as Comdt with total 18 years group A service & possessing 02 years command as Commandant in a Duty Bn & having medical category SHAPE-I is considered for promotion to the rank of ADDL DIG. Should also have undergone Higher Command Course
  6. Additional DIG to DIG
    Additional DIG of BSF with 02 years regular service in the grade, with 20 years group A service and having medical category SHAPE-I is considered for promotion to the rank of DIG. Should have undergone Courses/Trg as prescribed by DG BSF from time to time.
  7. DIG to IG
    DIG of BSF with 04 years service as DIG and having 24 years group A service with medical category SHAPE-I is considered for promotion to the Rank of IG. Should have undergone Courses/Trg as prescribed by DG BSF from time to time.
News Inputs "DNA"

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Main Points of Rail Budget 2015-16



  • इस रेल बजट में रेल मंत्री सुरेश प्रभु ने यात्री किराए में कोई भी बढ़ोतरी नहीं की है। हालांकि, मालभाड़े में 10 फीसदी तक की बढ़ोतरी की गई है।
  • किसी भी नई ट्रेन का ऐलान नहीं किया गया है। साथ ही किसी भी ट्रेन के फेरों की संख्या में भी बढ़ोतरी नहीं की गई है। 
  • अनारक्षित टिकट लेने वालों को भी प्रभु ने तोहफा दिया है। सिर्फ 5 मिनट में टिकट बुक करने की सुविधा दी जाएगी 
  • रेलवे ऐसी नई सुविधा शुरू करेगा, जिससे जनरल बोगी का टिकट भी अब मोबाइल से बुक किया जा सकेगा। 
  • रेलवे टिकट की बुकिंग अभी तक 60 दिन पहले तक की जा सकती थी, लेकिन इस रेल बजट में इस अवधि को बढ़ाकर 120 दिन कर दिया गया है। 
  • सरकार ने यूरिया के माल भाड़े में 10 फीसदी, कोयले के लिए 6.3 फीसदी, सीमेंट के लिए 2.7 फीसदी और एलपीजी के लिए 0.8 फीसदी की बढ़ोतरी की है। 
  • यात्रियों की सुरक्षा के लिए एक हेल्पलाइन नंबर 182 भी शुरू किया जाएगा। अन्य समस्याओं के समाधान के लिए 138 हेल्पलाइन नंबर शुरू किया जाएगा। 
  • महिला सुरक्षा को ध्यान में रखते हुए महिला डिब्बों में सीसीटीवी कैमरे लगाने की बात भी इस बजट में कही गई है।
  • दिल्ली-कोलकाता और मुंबई-दिल्ली समेत 9 रूट्स पर हाई स्पीड ट्रेनें चलाई जाएंगी, जिनकी स्पीड 160 से 200 किलोमीटर प्रतिघंटे की होगी।
  • रेलवे स्टोशनों को आधुनिक बनाने के प्रयास के तहत करीब 400 रेलवे स्टेशनों को पूरी तरह से वाई-फाई बनाया जाएगा।   
  • रेलवे में निकलने वाली नौकरियों के लिए ऑनलाइन आवेदन मंगाया जाएगा। 
  • जो भी ऐसी क्रॉसिंग हैं, जहां पर कोई भी व्यक्ति नहीं रहता है, वहां पर दुर्घटनाओं को रोकने के लिए अलार्म सिस्टम शुरू किया जाएगा। 
  • आईआरसीटीसी की वेबसाइट को कई भाषाओं में शुरू करने की भी बात इस बजट में कही गई है, जिससे हर भाषा को समझने वाले इस वेबसाइट को इस्तेमाल कर सकें। 
  • भले ही इस रेल बजट में किसी भी नई ट्रेन का ऐलान नहीं किया गया है, लेकिन चुनिंदा ट्रेनों में जनरल कोच बढ़ाए जाने की बात जरूर कही है।
  • रेलवे में स्वच्छता पर भी खास जोर दिया जाएगा, जिसके लिए पीपीपी मॉडल का भी सहारा लिया जाएगा।
  • बुजुर्ग लोगों को ट्रेन में ऊपर की सीटों पर चढ़ने में परेशानी होती है, जिसके लिए बुजुर्ग व्यक्तियों के लिए नीचे की सीट में आरक्षण दिया जाएगा।
  • अगर आप जनरल बोगी में सफर कर रहे हैं और मोबाइल डिस्चार्ज हो जाए तो परेशान न हों। इस रेल बजट में हर तरह के डिब्बों में मोबाइल चार्जिंग प्वाइंट दिेए जाने की बात कही गई है।
  • ऊपर की सीटों पर चढ़ने वालों को परेशानी न हो, इसके लिए सुविधाजनक सीढ़ियां लगाई जाएंगी।
  • विकलांग या लकवाग्रस्त व्यक्ति को परेशानी न हो इसके लिए अब व्हील चेयर की बुकिंग ऑनलाइन ही की जा सकेगी।
  • पीने के पानी के लिए अब स्टेशनों पर वेंडिंग मशीनें लगाई जाएंगी।


The key themes of the Budget were in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's initiatives - Swachch Bharat Mission, Make in India and Digital India.

 Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu began on a funny note, saying “Hey Prabhu yeh kaise hoga” on Railway turnaround.

1The most-expected part about this year's Railway Budget - there is no increase in passsenger rail fares.

2Rs.8.5 lakh crore will be invested in Railways in next 5 years.

3'Operation 5 mins', wherein passengers travellling unreserved can purchase a ticket in 5 minutes.

4Bio toilets and airplane-type vaccum toilets in trains.

5Surveillance cameras in select coaches and ladies compartments for women's safety without compromising on privacy.

6Rail tickets can now be booked 120 days in advance.

7Speed on nine railway corridors to go up to 200 km per hour.

8Wi-Fi in more stations, mobile phone charging facilities in all train compartments.

9Facility of online booking of wheelchair for senior citizens.

10Satellite railway terminals in major cities.

11Centrally managed Rail Display Network is expected to be introduced in over 2K stations over the next 2 years.

12All india 24/7 helpline - 138 from March 2015 ; Toll free No.182 for security.

13  917 road under-bridges and over-bridges to be constructed to replace 3,438 railway crossings; at a cost of Rs. 6,581 crore.

14Four Railway Research Centres to start in four universities.

15Details about new trains and increased frequency will be announced later in this session of Parliament after review.

What is the investment plan?
The Railway Budget envisages an investment of Rs. 8.5 lakh crore in next five years.

How is it going to be mobilized?
The Minister suggested that the money could be raised from multiple sources - from multilateral development banks to pension funds.

What is the action plan in the sphere fund raising?
Go in for partnership with key stakeholders - States, PSUs, partner with multilateral and bi-lateral organizations other governments to gain access to long-term financing. Also, get technology from overseas. The private sector could be roped in to improve last-mile connectivity, expand fleet of rolling stock and modernize station infrastructure.

What is the thrust?
The thrust will be on revamping management practices, systems, processes, and re-tooling of human resources.

What is the proposal on capacity augmentation?
1. De-congesting networks with basket of traffic-generating projects will be the priority
2. Priority to last-mile connectivity projects
3. Fast-track sanctioned works on 7,000 kms of double/third/fourth lines
4. Commissioning 1200 km in 2015-16 at an investment of Rs. 8,686 crore, 84% higher Y-O-Y.
5. Commissioning 800 km of gauge conversion targeted in current fiscal.
6. 77 projects covering 9,400 km of doubling/tripling/quadrupling works along with electrification, covering almost all States, at a cost of Rs. 96,182 crore, which is over 2700% higher in terms of amount sanctioned.
7. Traffic facility work is a top priority with an outlay of Rs. 2374 crore .
8. Award of 750 km of civil contracts and 1300 km of system contracts in 2015-16 on Dedicated
9. Freight Corridor (DFC); 55 km section of Eastern DFC to be completed in the current year.
10. Preliminary engineering-cum-traffic survey (PETS) for four other DFCs in progress.
11. Acceleration of pace of Railway electrification: 6,608 route kilometers sanctioned for 2015-16, an increase of 1330% over the previous year.



Complied from The Hindu,Amar Ujala and Indian Express(photo taken from Indian express)

Veer Vivek Singh

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

UPSC CAPF (Assistant Commandants)-2014 final result


Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) announced the final result of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Assistant Commandants (ACs).
Rahul Singla came out as country topper for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) Assistant Commandants Examination 2014.
A total number of 105 candidates have been recommended for appointment for ACs.
General- 50
OBS- 31
SC- 16
ST - 08
The exam for CAPF ACs was held by UPSC on July 13, 2014 and interview for personality test was conducted in the month of February, 2015.
Appointment of the candidates shall be made under the following services; Central Armed Police Forces viz. Border Security Force (BSF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Central Industrial Security Force (CISF).
Government will appoint to various services according to the number of vacancies available and subject to the candidates fulfilling all the prescribed eligibility conditions/ provisions contained in the rules for the examination and verifications. Allotment to various services shall be made according to the merit obtained and preference of services given by the candidates.


BHEL Jhansi Recruitment 2015: 258 Trade Apprentice Training

Vacancy258
Late Date of Applying Online07th March 2015
Trade Wise  Details:
TradeVacancy
Fitter84
Turner11
Machinist10
Electronic(Mechanic)06
Electrician73
Welder27
Draughtsman(Mechanic)11
PASSA Plumber08
COE Sector
Plumber02
Carpenter02
Mechanic (Electrical Power Driver)10
Mechanic(HT, LT, Equipment & Cable Jointing)10
Utility Operator02
Electrical Mechanic02

Age Limit: Candidates must have at least eighteen (18) years of age but not crossed from twenty five (25) years as reckoned from 01stMarch, 2015. Relaxation is applicable for reserved community.
Academic Careers Records: Candidates must have High School passed certificate & ITI from NCVT and qualified in All India Trade Exam.
Mode of Selection: The name of short listed candidates will be displayed on the basis of their performance in personal interview.
How to Apply?
  • Eligible candidates can apply online only.
  • Log on to the official website that is www.bheljhs.co.in.
  • Then, select “ITI Apprentice” & hit on “apply online” button.
  • Fill the application form appropriately with all the relevant details.
  • And press the submit button.
  • Now the system will generate the acknowledgement slip which should be sent along with all the important testimonials like high school mark sheet, age & ITI certificate in the address which is given below:
Address:
Executive,
Recruitment section,
Human Resource Department,
Administrative building,
BHEL Jhansi, (U.P) 284120
  • Last Date of Receipt of Acknowledgement Slip: 14th March 2015.
Click here to read official advertisement

Click here to apply online

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

UPPCL Recruitment-2015


A new notification has been advertised by Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) for the filling the vacant positions of Technician Grade – II (Mechanical, Electrical and Instrument). Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation wants excellent candidates for the above posts. Eligible aspirants can apply online on the UPPC official website uppcl.org

Total No. of Positions : 390 Positions
Name of Positions : Technician Grade – II
Positions Details :
Area of Positions
Number of Positions
Mechanical
200
Electrical
175
Instrument
15


Criteria for Age : Candidates age should be 18 yrs to 40 yrs as on 1st July,2014. Relaxation in age will be given to reserved category candidates as per the rules.

Educational Criteria :  Candidate must possess High School/ equivalent exam with Science & Maths subjects and certificate in Electrician/ Fitter/ Instrument/ Electronics Trade & Certificate in Course on Computer Concept (CCC).


Application Fee: Candidates have to pay the application fee of Rs.1000/- for Other category and Rs.700/- for SC/ ST candidates of Uttar Pradesh through Net Banking/ Debit/ Credit card/ Payment Gateway/ Chhallan State Bank of India.

How to Apply: Eligible candidates can apply online through the website www.uppcl.org from 18-02-2015 to 16-03-2015.

Instructions for Online Applicants:
1. Log on to the website www.uppcl.org
2. Click on the link of “APPLY ONLINE AGAINST ADVT NO. ’01/VSA/2015/UTPADAN’ FOR THE POST OF TG-2”
3. Click on “How to Apply” & read the instructions care fully
4. Log to “APPLY FOR online application logged in to apply online”.
5. Fill all the mandatory details & Make payment of application fee.
6. Then fill remaining information and submit the application form.
7. After take a printout of registered application form for further reference.

Important Dates:
Starting Date for Payment of Fee: 17-02-2015.
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 18-02-2015.
Last Date for Payment of Fee: 14-03-2015.
Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 16-03-2015.
Tentative Month of Examination: April 2015.


Click here to read  Official Notification link for further details
Click here to apply online

Monday, 23 February 2015

Indian Forest Services Examination -2014 -Final Result

INDIAN FOREST SERVICE EXAMINATION, 2014

Based on the results of the Indian Forest Service (Main) Examination 2014 held by Union Public Service Commission in Nov-Dec, 2014 followed by Personality Test held in February, 2015, the following attached is the list, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to posts in Indian Forest Service.

No of candidates recommended for appointment -85

Topper-ANSHIKA AGRAWAL

Click on the below link to see the final result

UPSC has a “Facilitation Counter” near Examination Hall Building in its campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their examination/recruitment on working days between 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs in person or over Telephone Nos. 23385271/23381125/23098543. The Result will also be available on the UPSC website i.e. http://www.upsc.gov.in.

What is IFS

Indian Forest Service is one of the Civil Services of India and belongs to the All India Services group The officers are recruited and trained by the Central Government but their services are placed under various State cadres, and they have the mandate to serve both under the State and Central Governments.The main mandate of the service is the implementation of the National Forest Policy which aims to ensure environmental stability and maintenance of ecological balance which are vital for sustenance of all life forms, human, animal and plant.IFS officers while in field postings in respective state cadres work for conservation, protection and development of forests and wildlife along with an aim to enhance livelihood opportunities of forest dependent communities of rural and tribal areas. An IFS officer is largely independent of the district administration and exercises administrative, judicial and financial powers in their own domain. 

All top positions in state forest department are held by IFS officers. Positions like Divisional Forest Officer (DFO), Conservator of Forests (CF) and Principal Chief Conservator of Forests (PCCF) etc are some examples. 

Selection Process
IFS officers are recruited through the Indian Forest Service examination which is conducted annually by the Union Public Service Commission. The examination is open to graduates in any science or engineering discipline. From several hundreds of thousands of candidates that apply for the examination only around 85 make it to the final selection list.
The Indian Forest Service Examination has a grueling three stage competitive selection process spanning nearly seven months.
Stage 1: All applicants have to take an objective type examination called the Preliminary Examination which is the same as that of the Civil Services Examination. It consists of two papers, where they are tested on areas such as economics, politics, history, geography, environment, awareness of current affairs, reading comprehension, logical reasoning, basic numeracy skills, inter-personal skills and decision making. Generally the qualifying cut-off marks of preliminary exam required to sit for IFS main examination is greater than that required to sit for Civil Services main examination. The marks of Preliminary Examination is not counted in making final overall merit.
Stage two : Around 1400 candidates are selected for the Main Examination which consists of six descriptive papers. Each candidate has to select two optional subject (two papers each) from among the subjects allowed by UPSC and has to take one General Studies paper and an English language paper.
Stage three : Around 230 candidates securing highest marks in the Main Examination are called for the interview conducted by UPSC board members. Interview or personality assessment is followed by a medical checkup and a physical test which requires all male candidates to complete a 25 km walk/run in under 4 hours. For ladies the distance is reduced to 14 km. The test is usually conducted at the National Zoological Park Delhi.
After selection for the IFS, candidates are allocated state cadres. There is one cadre for each Indian state, with the exception of three joint cadres: Assam-Meghalaya, Manipur-Tripura, and Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram-Union Territories (AGMUT). Two-thirds of the strength of every cadre is filled directly by IFS officers and the remaining are promoted from the respective states cadre officers.
 
Always check the official notification before applying.The above provided information is just for the basic knowledge about IFS profile and selection process.