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Friday, January 20, 2017

Workshop on Digital Payment at AIR, Allahabad

AIR, Allahabad organized a workshop on Digital Payment on 18th January,2017 in which Branch Manager of Cantonment Branch, SBI Smt. Deepmala Vishwakarma was invited. She imparted useful information and tips on Digital payment, usage of new application and its salient features such as Unified Payment Interface(UPI) SBI Pay, SBI buddy(e-wallet),SBI anywhere, SBI quick and told how to use it safely. She also stressed to increase the use of netbanking to make payment cashless and use these applications to make transaction hassle-free. Numbers of officers and employees attended the workshop. The workshop was very informative and proved to be useful for the AIR staff.

Contributed By:B.R. Jaiswal,DDE, AIR, Allahabad,


Staff of AIR Kurukshetra took oath on swachhta on 16.1.2017, participated in cleaning work and loaded solid waste on the vehicles of Municipal Corporation. 

Further went to villages that did commendable on swachhta e.g. to make the village free from defecation in the open and construction of toilets etc. Programmes on such villages on by one are being broadcast. 

Forwarded By:T.N.Kaushal,AD(P)AIR Kurukshetra ,

5 Doordarshan shows from 90s we would like to see make a comeback

In the 1990s, we didn't have cable connections, set-top box, DTH or multiplexes. Then the mode of entertainment was only Doordarshan. This was the time when Bollywood actors started their career and established their name. Today, if the 90s shows are aired again then they will surely be a major hit.

Mowgli (Based on The Jungle Book)

An animated adaptation of Rudyard Kipling's stories from The Jungle Book, Mowgli was aired on Doordarshan in 1993. With 52 episodes, surely we would like to see its comeback. An animated movie based on the collection was also released earlier this year. The Jungle Book is the story of a boy Mowgli, who gets lost in the Jungle and is later brought-up by Alexandar the wolf and with Kaa (Python), Baloo (blue Bear) and Bagheera (black Panther). We are in 2016, but still the title song 'Jungle Jungle pata chala hai, Chaddi pehen ke phool khila hai' is on our minds.

Shriman Shrimati

Surely, people would love the watch the comeback of the popular family comedy show that was aired in 1995 on Doordarshan. The show was produced by Adhikari Brothers – Gautam and Markand Adhikari. Shriman Shrimati gained popularity due to its simplicity and comic timing of actors.

Alif Laila – Arabian Nights

Directed by Ramanand Sagar, Alif Laila – Arabian Nights was among the most popular shows on Doordarshan in the 90s. The adventurous and action filled drama will rock the screens if it is aired again.

Dekh Bhai Dekh

Dekh Bhai Dekh was a hugely successful family comedy show in the 90s. The show was directed by Anand Mahendroo and produced by Jaya Bachchan, and revolved around the Diwan family and their various experiences.


Entertaining the Indian viewers for over 2 years, the fantasy story of Chandrakanta was based on Devaki Nandan Khatri’s novel of the same name. The 90s generation kids cannot forget the punch line 'Yakku'.

Forwarded By:Jainender Nigam,PB NewsDesk ,


Consequent to revision in the pay structure of Central Govt. employees, CGHS contribution is going to be enhanced from 01.01.2017 at the following rate :

Level in the Pay Martix                   Contribution per Month          Level 1 to 5                                                                    Rs. 250/-
Level 6                                                                           Rs. 450/-
Level 7 to 11                                                                  Rs. 650/-
Level 12 and above                                                        Rs. 1000/-

Entitlement of wards in private hospitals empanelled under CGHS
Basic Pay (7th Pay)                                         Ward entitlement
Up to Rs. 47600/-                                                       General
From Rs.47601 to Rs.63100                                       Semi Private
Rs. 63101/- and above                                                Private.

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Inspiration- You Won’t Believe How Simple It Is to Make Your Home Go Solar Once We Bust These Common Myths!

India is one of the sunniest countries in the world, but the adoption of solar power generation by the common man has been very slow. This is in part fuelled by many doubts, often based on groundless misconceptions and myths.With more than 5,000 trillion kWh of solar radiation, and 320 sunny days in a year, India has an abundance of potential for solar power. The Government of India has envisioned a target of generating 100 GW of solar energy, out of the peak demand of 320 GW, by 2022. It hopes to generates 40 GW of such solar energy from residential rooftops, i.e. the end consumer.

To push the uptake of solar energy amongst semi-urban and urban masses, a slew of benefits & incentives are being provided to the end consumers.

1. Central Financial Assistance: Up to 30 % capital subsidy provided by the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India on total capital outlay.

2. State Financial Assistance: 15-60 % capital subsidy provided by different State Governments as per their policy on total capital outlay.

3. Net Metering: Produce solar energy from your roof directly in the day and relay excess or unused energy back to your grid against energy credits, to be settled on a yearly basis.

4. Generation-Based Incentive (GBI): State-specific GBI benefits are being provided to the tune of Rs. 1-2/unit of solar energy produced.

Despite such incentives, uptake for solar energy infrastructure by the end-consumer is limited. People presume there are several complexities with going solar, and also have several apprehensions and doubts, based on common myths and misconceptions. However, many of these apprehensions are unfounded, with little basis in reality.Going solar is expensive, and there exists no mechanism for funding or financing.

There are various financing options available to the end-consumer through private and public financial arms. Public and Private sector banks such as the State Bank of India, Allahabad Bank, HDFC, and ICICI, to name a few, finance solar energy systems under “home loans/home improvement loans” category, at favourable interest rates of up to 12 %. There are also other institutions in the market that specialise in solar debt financing of up to 70 % of the project cost at 11-14 % interest rates.The key is to ensure that your solar system installer is MNRE-approved, and uses components tested by reputed Indian and international laboratories.Solar Panels take up roof space and render it useless for other purposes

This is a very common concern. A typical 1 kW system needs about 100 sq. ft. of area. The most standard size in a solar plant is 5 kW, and the average roof size of an Indian roof is 900 sq. ft., which means a 5 kW will use up more than 55 % of your roof space. The solution to this is building super-elevated structures from ground or roof level with an elevation of 8-10 ft. on top of which the solar panel mechanism can be put in place. This frees up roof space and does away with the problem of shadowing from buildings that are taller than the client’s own roof.

As per the Central Government’s order, and special order by most of the States, authorities have amended the building by-laws to allow for such elevations for erection of solar systems. In totality, super structures increase the energy generation efficiency, and even leave the roof free for gardening, barbecue, and other outdoor activities.Solar Panels only produce about 80 % of their rated output

This is usually because the solar panels are unable to convert all the incidental sunlight that falls onto them into usable energy. The sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Hence, not all the solar panels mounted atop your roof get sunlight throughout the day. The solution to this is using a mounting structure for your solar panels that moves with the sun’s movement.We all know how a sunflower moves with the sun’s movement. You can programme this kind of motion into your solar panel frame. This uses an auto-tracking-based system with an actuator and hydraulic motor, as seen in the video below. Auto-tracking-based systems increase the efficiency of any standard solar system by up to 22 % by replicating the sun’s movement.

You need to clean solar panels every 15-20 days, making them a highly labour-intensive asset

Bird droppings, pollution, and moisture are the worst enemies of solar panels and systems. They can reduce a system’s performance if you don’t wash or wipe the panels every 7-10 days. This can be tedious, especially when the panels are atop an elevated structure of 8-10 ft. (like the one proposed earlier).The best solution is installing a timer-based auto-cleaning system that works like a drip system. It automatically cleans your solar panels every day for 15-20 mins. One would think this would waste plenty of water, and that’s normally true. But, you can use a U-shaped funnel-based piping mechanism to collect the water in one place. The mechanism later discharges the water into a tank for other household cleaning activities, or rainwater harvesting. In fact, by covering your roof with solar panels, the overall heat in the house reduces. This saves on AC bills, and keeps the house a little cooler.

As is evident, going solar is a lot easier and more beneficial than people commonly understand. With the multiple assistance options available in the market, going solar is now a great idea. It’s time to put the abundant sunshine in India to good use!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Conference of Engineering heads of six AIR stations, held at AIR Ratnagiri

Conference of engineering heads, of AIR Pune, Ratnagiri, Kolhapur, Sangali, Nasik and Satara ,was organised at AIR Ratnagiri on 16th and 17th January 2017. The conference was made corporate like and All the engineering heads presented PPT of their stations' achievements and special technical activities.They also shared their problems. Sh Ashish Bhatnagar ,DDG,AIR,Pune,who chaired this conference, gave valuable suggestions for the improvement of station performance and asked them to share innovative technical ideas which were executed successfully at their stations.

Sh D K Sudame ADE,AIR Pune, S M Padalkar,AE, AIR Kolhapur, A S Suryvanshi AE,AIR Sangali,K B Bendre AE, AIR Satara,D E Patil AE, AIR Nasik and S Y Khade AE, AIRRatnagiri,participated in the conference.

Sh D K Sudame, coordinated the conference  and S Y Khade hosted this conference very nicely. Not only the officers but whole staff of AIR Station got involved and was instrumental in this event.

Annual Cultural Function’2017 & Gayatri Yagna held at Doordarshan Staff Colony, Bhubaneswar

The Annual Cultural Function was organized at Doordarshan Staff Colony, Bhubaneswar by DD Staff Welfare Society during 13-15 January’2017. Kalash Yatra for Gayatri Yagna was held on 13th January’17 in which more than 50 Housewives of the staff took part. Gayatri Yagna was held on 14th January’17, on the auspicious day of Makara Sanskranti. Thousands of devotees including staff of Doordarshan, AIR, NABM , CCW & retired employees of Doordarshan and their family members attended the function and joined in the Prasad Sewan. In the evening, Cultural Programme was held in which Chorus, Play and Bhajan Sandhya were performed. On 15th January’17, Solo Song, Dance were performed by children of the Staff and prizes were given to the winners of various competitions held like Drawing & Painting , Badminton, Blowing of Conch etc.

Contributed By:Pranabandhu Behera ,

First International Television Drama Festival at Hyderabad.

First International Television Drama Festival in joint collaboration of Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union, Prasar Bharati & the Govt of Telangana happened in Hyderabad. Hon'ble Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Shri M Venkaiah Naidu graced the occasion. De- Talibanised Afghanistan, among many other countries, mostly Muslim dominated, participated with zeal & joy. Uzbekistan impressed me & those sitting in my listening range most. But the fact remains that India is ahead in the quality & perfection apart from variety of dance forms. Many countries confuse folk-rendition with dance. It was a memorable evening for reasons more than one. Kudos Supriya Sahu ji, Prasar Bharati Parivar & Javad Mutagi Sahib.

Source and Credit :- Facebook account of Shri. Fayyaz Sheheryarji.

आकाशवाणी दिल्ली केंद्र से 15 जनवरी को प्रोग्राम 'संदेश टू सोल्जर्स' का पहला अंक का प्रसारण हुआ....

आकाशवाणी दिल्ली केन्द्र से एक नया कार्यक्रम 'संदेश टू सोल्जर्स' का प्रसारण 15 जनवरी को हुआ | यह कार्यक्रम अपने देश के सैनिकों के लिए समर्पित रहा है | बहुत ही अच्छा व रोचक कार्यक्रम था | जिससे लोगों में देशभक्ति की भावना जागृत व सदैव बरकरार रहेगी और अपने देश के सैनिकों के प्रति सम्मान की भी उसके मन में रहेगी | लोगों को भी चाहिए कि वह अपने देश के सैनिकों को जहां भी देखें उसके साथ सम्मानजनक व्यवहार करना चाहिए |

सैनिकों के सम्मान के लिए यदि आप में से भी कोई इवेंट का आयोजन किया है और वह लोगों के लिए प्रेरणा का काम किया है तो आप इसकी एक सूचना संदेश टू सोल्जर कार्यक्रम के ईमेल में भेज सकते हैं | अगर प्रोडक्शन टीम को वह इवेंट प्रसारण के योग्य लगा तो उसे उक्त कार्यक्रम में शामिल जरूर करेगी | ऐसी जानकारी कार्यक्रम के प्रोड्यूसर श्री मनोहर सिंह रावत जी ने दिया | इसका प्रसारण सभी आकाशवाणी केंद्रों के साथ एफएम रैनबो ने भी किया | रेडियो श्रोता sms के माध्यम से भी अपना संदेश भेज दे सकते हैं |

स्रोत :-   श्री. झावेन्द्र कुमार ध्रुव जी और श्री. मनोहर सिंह रावत जी के फेसबुक अकाउंट से 


What is the meaning of the following terms?
 (a)  Pension Disbursing Authority
 (b)  Pension Sanctioning Authority
 (c)  PPO Issuing Authority

 (a) Pension Disbursing Authority : Bank Branch/Treasury/Post/PAO Office paying your pension      (b) Pension Sanctioning Authority:  The authority who sanctioned your  pension before forwarding the case to Accounts.                                                                                                               
(c) PPO Issuing Authority:  Generally, the Pay & Account Officer is the PPO issuing authority. 
What should a Government servant do to claim his pension?
During service each Govt. servant should satisfy himself that service is being verified and recorded so in the service book and that there are no gaps in this. He should also ensure that nomination for all payments due to him  are current and valid.  Six months prior to the retirement date, a Government servant is required to furnish certain information (e.g. joint photo with spouse, family details, name of the branch of the authorized bank through which he desires to draw his pension etc.) to his Head of Office in the prescribed Form No. 5.  The Head of Office is required to undertake the work of preparation of pension papers in Form No. 7 one year before the date on which a Government servant is due to retire on superannuation. After complying with the requirements of CCS Pension Rules 59 & 60, the Head of Office has to forward to the Pay & Accounts Officer Form 5 and Form 7 duly completed with a covering letter in Form 8 along with service book of the Government servant duly completed up-to-date and any other documents relied upon for the verification of service, not later than six months before the date of retirement of the Government servant. 
Who is to authorize the pension?  
 On receipt of pension papers from Head of Office, the Pay & Accounts Officer concerned will, after applying requisite checks, assess the amount of pension and issue the Pension Payment Order (both halves of Pension Payment Order, i.e. disburser’s portion and pensioner’s portion) not later than one month in advance of the date of retirement of the Government servant with forwarding authority letter, duly inksigned and embossed, to Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) who in turn will generate on computer a Special  Seal  Authority  on  the  basis of details given in the Pension Payment Order and authority letter of the Pay & Accounts Officer and forward disburser’s half of PPO with Special Seal Authority to the Central Pension Processing Centre (CPPC) of the concerned authorized Bank.  The Pay & Accounts officer after ascertaining that the special seal of authority has been issued shall send pensioners’ half of PPO to be handed over to the retiring employee.  However, if the employee opts to take the PPO from bank, both halves shall be sent to CPAO. All records will be maintained in the CPPC and the disbursing branch, will make the payments to the pensioner on authorization of payment of pension by the CPPC. The CPPC however is only the back office for processing pensions, all pension related problems/grievances of the pensioners will continue to be handled by the concerned paying branch as before.   
What is to be done  in case the pension has not been fixed correctly?
The Pay & Accounts Officer while issuing the pension authorization will forward one copy of the pension calculation sheet (out of three received by him from the Head of Office) as certified by the Head of Office and countersigned by him (Pay & Accounts Officer) to the pensioner along with the intimation of his having sent the pension payment authority/PPO to the CPAO. In case it is found from the pension calculation sheet that pension has been fixed incorrectly, the matter may be taken-up with the Head of Office. PAO concerned, if necessary, will issue an amendment authority letter to Central Pension Accounting Office for onward transmission to the CPPC to carry out necessary amendments in both halves of PPO. 

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