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Pay panel arrears in one go in Aug salaryThe pay hike has been made effective from January 1, 2016. Reuters

Pay panel arrears in one go in Aug salary

Central govt surprise for one crore staff, pensioners30 Jul 2016 | 1:59 AM

NEW DELHI:The Central Government has decided to pay its employees arrears arising from implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations in one go in their August salaries.

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New Delhi, July 29 

The Central Government has decided to pay its employees arrears arising from implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations in one go in their August salaries.

The government has already notified the 2.57-time hike in basic salary of one crore employees and pensioners as per the recommendations. The pay hike has been made effective from January 1, 2016.

The Finance Ministry also said that the revised pay structure effective from January 1, 2016, would include the Dearness Allowance of 125 per cent provided in the pre-revised pay structure. The rate of the first instalment of DA under revised pay will be announced later.

In order to expedite disbursal of arrears, the instructions said the “arrear claims may be paid without pre-check of the fixation of pay in the revised scales of pay”.

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However, it added, that the facilities to disburse arrears without pre-check of fixation of pay will not be available for those public servants who have retired, resigned or dismissed after the date of implementation of the Pay Commission recommendations.

The minimum pay in Central Government with effect from January 1, 2016 will now be Rs 18,000 per month, up from Rs 7,000. At the highest level of Cabinet Secretary, the salary would go up from Rs 90,000 a month to Rs 2.5 lakh.

There shall be two dates for grant of increment — January 1 and July 1 every year - instead of the existing July 1.

The Income Tax would be deducted before payment of arrears. PTI

Gridlocked Gurgaon drains motoristsRain pours misery

Gridlocked Gurgaon drains motorists

30 Jul 2016 | 2:01 AM

GURGAON/BENGALURU/MUMBAI: Thousands of motorists remained stranded overnight as a massive gridlock was witnessed on the Delhi-Jaipur National Highway-8 following a downpour in “Millennium City” — Gurgaon.

Arrest me or I will arrest you, dares Kejri; Majithia unfazed

Arrest me or I will arrest you, dares Kejri; Majithia unfazed

30 Jul 2016 | 2:00 AM

AMRITSAR:Aam Aadmi Party convener and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal today dared Punjab Revenue Minister Bikram Majithia to arrest him within six months (during the SAD-BJP’s remaining tenure) or else he would have him (Majithia) arrested after that.

Sacked BJP leader Daya  held in Bihar

Sacked BJP leader Daya held in Bihar

30 Jul 2016 | 2:00 AM

PATNA/LUCKNOW:After giving a slip to the police for nine days, Daya Shankar Singh, expelled BJP vice-president of the UP unit, was today arrested by a team of Special Task Force from Buxar in Bihar.

No talks with Pak during Rajnath visit: MEA

No talks with Pak during Rajnath visit: MEA

30 Jul 2016 | 2:00 AM

NEW DELHI:India today categorically stated that Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who will be in Pakistan on August 4, will not be having any bilateral talks with his Pakistani counterpart.

SC notice on cruelty to hens in coops

SC notice on cruelty to hens in coops

30 Jul 2016 | 2:00 AM

NEW DELHI:The pathetic condition in which hens are kept, in tiny wire cages without enough space to move around, was raised in the Supreme Court today.

Ludhiana man kills 3 of family, himself over property dispute

30 Jul 2016 | 2:00 AM

LUDHIANA:Sandip Singh, 55, a resident of Bhai Randhir Singh Nagar here, shot dead his wife Amandeep Kaur, 45, daughter Dinaaj Kaur, 17, and mother Bachan Kaur, 70, and then turned the gun on himself this morning.


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Pokemon Go is a window to how augmented reality will blend into the real time world and nudge our movements. How did a game become a cultural phenomenon? Does this success ride on 21st-century civilisation’s over dependence on technology or does it have to do with the gamers and innovators milking childhood nostalgia and fantastical aspiration of every human being? Perhaps, it offers a social experience.

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SC: Respond to Army docs’ retirement plea

SC: Respond to Army docs’ retirement plea

30 Jul 2016 | 1:59 AM

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court today asked the Centre to respond by Monday to Army doctors’ plea for enhancing their retirement age to 65 under the recent policy announced by the Centre.

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PGI resident docs strike work

PGI resident docs strike work

30 Jul 2016 | 2:12 AM

CHANDIGARH: Hundreds of PGI resident doctors today went on a strike for over six hours, seeking fulfilment of their demands, some of them long-pending, following Dr Dhanshree Sharma’s death on July 26 in a road accident at Naraingarh.

NoA file photo of aspirants for posts of constable in queue for a dope test. Candidates who fail the test are counselled by psychiatrists and made to fill consent forms for treatment at the Civil Hospital.

Dope test fear keeps aspiring policemen away from trials

30 Jul 2016 | 1:33 AM

FARIDKOT: Fearing they might fail the dope test and that it would be a public invasion of their “drug-addiction privacy”, an increasing number of candidates are skipping the physical test for recruitment as police constables.

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State takes 38 years to complete Kandi canal

30 Jul 2016 | 1:33 AM

CHANDIGARH: It has taken Punjab almost four decades to complete the construction of its first canal after the state’s reorganisation in 1966.

363 farmer suicides this year, 56 in Punjab:Centre

30 Jul 2016 | 1:33 AM

NEW DELHI: About 363 farmers across the country have committed suicide so far this year due to agrarian reasons, including 56 in Punjab, Parliament was informed today.

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Capt Ajay Yadav quits Congress

Capt Ajay Yadav quits Congress

30 Jul 2016 | 12:58 AM

CHANDIGARH: Sulking ever since he was told to stay away from a meeting called by party in charge for Haryana Kamal Nath, former state minister and senior Congress leader Captain Ajay Singh Yadav today announced his decision to quit the party.

Anurag becomes first serving BJP MP to join Territorial Army

Anurag becomes first serving BJP MP to join Territorial Army

30 Jul 2016 | 12:50 AM

SHIMLA: Donning the olive green uniform, cricketer-turned-politician Anurag Thakur, who is also the BJP MP from Hamirpur, today began a new innings as a Lieutenant in the Territorial Army (TA), a rare honour for most politicians.

BJP in a fix after Mehbooba’s claim on Burhan Wani

BJP in a fix after Mehbooba’s claim on Burhan Wani

30 Jul 2016 | 12:55 AM

JAMMU: The self-proclaimed “nationalist” party BJP is in a fix after Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s startling revelation that security officials were “unaware” of the presence of Hizbul Mujahideen (HM) commander Burhan Wani in the area where encounter took place in which he (Wani) was killed in a gun battle.

Hillary pledges steady leadership

Hillary pledges steady leadership

30 Jul 2016 | 1:38 AM

PHILADELPHIA: Declaring that the US is at a “moment of reckoning”, Hillary Clinton today attacked her Republican rival Donald Trump for his “bigotry and bombast” while pitching herself to be a steady leader.

Merger by March-end: SBI chief

Merger by March-end: SBI chief

30 Jul 2016 | 12:41 AM

NEW DELHI: Unfazed by nationwide public sector banks’ strike, SBI chief Arundhati Bhattacharya today said the merger of five associate banks and Bhartiya Mahila Bank with the state-owned lender should be over by next March.

NoAnirban Lahiri Born: 29 June 1987 Birthplace: Pune Achievements: Top ranked Asian golfer in the world at present | Silver at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha

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30 Jul 2016 | 2:02 AM

At Rio, golf will make a comeback to the Olympics after a hiatus of 112 years.

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Few stars left to shine in men’s field

30 Jul 2016 | 2:02 AM

SAN FRANCISCO:Sweden’s Henrik Stenson and the United States’ Bubba Watson will be vying for a gold medal in golf’s return to the Olympics after 112 years, an event with less buzz than many in the sport had hoped for due to some high-profile no-shows.

Yadav’s witness turns hostile

30 Jul 2016 | 2:02 AM

NEW DELHI:In a last-ditch effort to save Narsingh Yadav from a possible lengthy ban for his doping violation, the wrestler’s defence team on Friday produced two cooks from SAI Sonepat centre’s mess as witnesses before NADA’s Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel to establish a conspiracy theory.

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Spain hand India second loss

Spain hand India second loss

30 Jul 2016 | 2:02 AM
Lahiri shoots 73 in Round 1

Lahiri shoots 73 in Round 1

30 Jul 2016 | 2:02 AM

Djokovic in Toronto quarters

30 Jul 2016 | 2:02 AM
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