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Sixth Pay commission – towards realizing

Posted by Irus on August 21, 2008

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From paper to practicePresentation of 6th CPC Report to the Finance Minister of India

Today the sixth pay commission report as approved by the cabinet has been handed over to DOPT (Department of Personnel and Training) for its implementation.

some highlights of latest developments are

  1. Uniform Date of increment (July).
  2. Reduction in HRA for senior officers in A1 Cities, to bring parity with market rents in metros.
  3. De-merging of Grade Pays of Group B & C employees (which were earlier merged)

Updates from the States

The state governments seem to have been jolted awake with the elections coming closer. After Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Tamil Nadu, Uttarkhand and more recently Sikkim have constituted pay panels.

In Sikkim The Chief Minister Pawan Chamling said that the State Government will soon implement Sixth Pay Commission in the State.

Where as in Uttarakhand government is considering a strategy to implement the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in the hill state for its employees.

The government has constituted a high-powered two-member committee headed by former union petroleum and natural gas secretary Sushil Kumar Tripathi.

At present, the state government has 160,000 employees even as 65,000 jobs are lying vacant. In case these posts are filled, the government will require Rs 1,500 crore every year.

The government has come under considerable pressure after the Uttar Pradesh government announced its decision to implement the sixth pay panel recommendations. The state employees are hoping that they will get a hike of 25 per cent.

The main task of the committee will be to devise ways and means for the implementation of the sixth pay commission report in the hill state.

 

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Health benefits of Whisky drinking

Posted by Irus on July 24, 2007

pDrinking whisky can help protect you against cancer, a conference of international scientists have heard. Researchers have long hailed the anti-cancer properties of red wine due to its antioxidant content.Delegates at the EuroMedLab 2005 conference in Glasgow have now been told that whisky contains significantly higher levels of a powerful antioxidant that kills cancer cells.Dr. Jim Swan, an independent consultant to the worldwide drinks industry, discussed the art and science of whisky distilling, as well as its possible health benefits.

“There has been much inthe news about the health benefits of antioxidants in red wine.

“By contrast, very little has been said about malt whisky distillery science.

“However, research has shown that there are even greater health benefits to people who drink single malt whiskies. Why? Single malt whiskies have more ellagic acid than red wine.”

Dr. Swan said that ellagic acid is a highly effective ‘free radical scavenger’ that actually ‘absorbs’ or ‘eats up’ rogue cells that occur in the body during eating.

‘The free radicals can break down the DNA structure of our existing cells, which then leads to the risk of the body making replacement rogue cancer cells.

“So, whether you indulge in the odd tipple, or you are a serious connoisseur, whisky can protect you from cancer and science proves it,” he said.

But Dr. Lesley Walker, director of cancer information at Cancer Research UK, said: “On the contrary, there is considerable data documenting the link between drinking excess alcohol and the increased risk of a number of cancers, particularly in smokers.”

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