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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Northern Railway recruited 2,116 ex-servicemen under various categories

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2,116 ex-servicemen recruited into Railways

New Delhi, Mar 8 (PTI) Northern Railway has recruited 2,116 ex-servicemen under various categories.

The Railway Ministry had earlier taken a decision to enrol ex-servicemen without any written examination for various posts across the country.

As major cantonments are located within the geographical limits of Northern Railway, the response to the recruitment drive was very high, a senior NR official said.

"We received about 17,000 applications and March 31 was the deadline to fill up the posts," the official said.

The entire recruitment was transparent as candidates were kept abreast of the developments through website, the official said, adding that the selected ex-servicemen have started reporting for work.



Source: PTI

Cabinet likely to approve today 6% Dearness Allowance to CG Employees...

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Cabinet Committee likely to approve today 6% Dearness Allowance to CG Employees...

The Union Cabinet Committee likely to release of additional instalment of 6% Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Dearness Relief to Central Government Pensioners due from 1.1.2011.

The hike in the Dearness Allowance has been done in accordance with the recommended formula in sixth Central Pay Commission. According to the calculation with last six months of All India Consumer Price Index Numbers(AICPIN) published by Labour Bureau Govt. of India, from July 2010 to December 2010, may be given 6% of additional Dearness Allowance from January 2011 to Central Government Employees and Pensioners.

The proposed DA hike, to be approved by the Central Government today, this enhancement is taking the Dearness Allowance from 45 to 51 per cent of the basic pay and also some allowances and advances rise in 25% from the existing rates as per the recommendations in Sixth CPC.



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