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CBSE Board Pre- Examination Highlights-2011

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Pre- Examination Highlights-2011


Conduct of Examination-2010

Date of Examination Class XII 01.03.2011 to 13.04.2011
Date of Examination Class X 01.03.2011 to 25.03.2011

No. of Registered Candidates:
2010 – 16,01,646

2011- 18,31,495

Examination Category 2010 2011 % Increase
Secondary School Examination Class X Boys 5,33,715 6,32,726 15.62
Girls 3,68,802 4,28,840 14.00
Total 9,02,517 10,61,566 14.98
Sr. School Certificate Examination Class XII Boys 4,08,367 4,54,131 10.08
Girls 2,90,762 3,15,798 7.93
Total 6,99,129 7,69,929 9.20

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Salvage the PF account you forgot

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Salvage the PF account you forgot

Did you transfer your provident fund (PF) account to your new employer the last time you changed your job? Chances are, you didn’t. The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) recently found that over half of the 5.87 crore accounts it manages have had no fresh contributions for three years or more.

Changes in the job market in the past two decades has meant that many workers have multiple PF accounts from past jobs but have not been able to consolidate them —either due to sheer inertia or because of the procedural difficulties.

The government has decided to stop crediting interest in such dormant PF accounts from April this year. Some 3 crore PF accounts with nearly Rs 16,000 crore will be affected, though the absolute number of workers at risk may be fewer.

The EPFO expects nearly Rs 10,000 crore to be withdrawn or transferred from dormant accounts in 2011-12 and has come up with new guidelines for members to claim their locked-up retirement savings.

In case you wish to withdraw your PF and the past employer is available, your claim form has to be attested by the authorised signatory from that firm.

“For many dormant PF accounts, the past employer is not available or the firm has closed down or liquidated,” says Central PF Commissioner Samirendra Chatterjee . The EPFO board has laid out a different claim procedure for such cases. “If the employer cannot be traced, workers must submit an identity proof and a proof of residence. An attestation is also needed from your bank manager about the bank account where your PF savings will be credited,” Chatterjee told ET Wealth.

Official government identity cards such as a PAN card, voters’ identity card, passport, ration card or an Employees’ State Insurance Corporation identity card are acceptable. For address proof, a copy of your electricity, water or landline phone bill or a driving licence would suffice.

The EPFO has also put in place a system to check fraudulent claims. For years, several PF offices have suffered from a systemic fraud where savings are siphoned out of dormant PF accounts.

Chatterjee, however, advises workers to transfer the balances from their old PF accounts to their current one. “It’s tempting to withdraw PF balances, but transferring them would make your retirement corpus fatter with the compounding of interest. No other avenue offers capital safety with high tax-free returns,” he says.

Transfers score over withdrawals, especially with just a month left before interest credits on dormant PF accounts stop. Withdrawals may take longer than a month and interest for the period from April 1 till the date of settlement would be lost.

Transfers may also take longer than a month, but requesting a transfer could ensure that you don’t lose any interest irrespective of how long the PF office takes to consolidate your retirement savings.

“If you apply to transfer your past PF accounts before 1 April, then such accounts will be treated as operative even if the actual transfer is pending. We will keep paying interest in these cases,” promises Chatterjee.

Source: Economictimes

Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies...

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Schedule for holding General Election to the Legislative Assembly of Tamil Nadu.

1. Issue of Notification 19.3.2011 (Saturday)

2. Last date for making Nominations 26.3.2011 (Saturday)

3. Scrutiny of Nominations 28.3.2011 (Monday)

4. Last date for withdrawal of candidature 30.3.2011 (Wednesday)

5. Date of Poll 13.4.2011 (Wednesday)

6. Counting of Votes 13.5.2011 (Friday)

7. Date before which election process shall be completed 16.5.2011 (Monday)

All 234 ACs will go to poll on a single day.

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA Nirvachan Sadan, Ashoka Road, New Delhi – 110 001

No.ECI/PN/17 /2011

Dated 1st March, 2011


Subject: Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Puducherry.

The terms of the Legislative Assemblies of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry, Assam and West Bengal will expire as follows :

T a m i l N a d u 16.05.2011
Kerala 23.05.2011
Puducherry 28.05.2011
Assam 28.05.2011
West Bengal 11.06.2011

As per the established practice, the Election Commission holds the General Elections to the Legislative Assemblies of the States and Union Territories, whose terms expire almost at the same time, together. By virtue of its powers, duties and functions under Article 324 read with Article 172(1) of the Constitution of India, Section 15 of the Representation of the People Act, 1951, and section 5 of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963, the Commission is required to hold elections to constitute the new Legislative Assemblies in the s a i d States of Assam, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and UT of Puducherry before expiry of their present terms.


The total number of Assembly Constituencies in the States of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Puducherry a n d West Bengal and the seats reserved for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, as determined by the Delimitation Commission under the Delimitation Act, 2002, are as under:

State Total No. of ACs Reserved for SC Reserved for ST
Tamil Nadu 234 44 02 234 44 02
Kerala 140 14 02 140 14 02
Puducherry 30 05 30 05 --
West Bengal 294 68 16

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