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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

"Imaginative Getaway": New Delhi Book Fair 2016 - Prasar Bharati stall

The Delhi Book Fair being held at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, offers a wide ranging variety of books, catering to readers of all age groups. One of the major highlights of the Book Fair is the Publications Division (Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India) stall. The stall in association with Prasar Bharati, is celebrating 70 Years of Independence , with the theme, “Yaad Karo Kurbaani Azaadi Ki Kahaani , Kitaabon Ki Zubaani” .

The stall instills a sense of patriotism in the hearts of the visitors and acts as a reminder of the Freedom Struggle as the books at the stall are related to the "Immortal Saga of Freedom Struggle'. Publications on Mahatma Gandhi are also featured at the stall. In a day and age when digitization is ruling the roost, it is heartening to see people from all around the city still show enthusiasm about printed books. The Delhi Book Fair will go on till September 6, 2016.Visit the Prasar Bharati stall at the Book Fair and satiate the history buff in you.

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Workshop on 'The Art of Noting and Drafting' - at Shillong organised by RABMP, Lucknow

Five day workshop on 'The Art of Noting and Drafting' is being organised by RABMP, Lucknow, at RABMP, Shillong from 29.08.2016. The W/s is being coordinated by Sh KM Rastogi, Sr Ao, AIR, Lucknow and is being facilitated by Mihir B Swaroop, ADP, RABMP, lucknow. Total 29 participants are attending the W/s including Accountants, Stenographers, UDCs and LDCs.

SourceMihir Swarup

Grant of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus)

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Expenditure)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 29th August, 2016

Office Memorandum

Subject: Grant of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) and non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc bonus) in case of Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-15 – enhancement of the calculation ceiling- Regarding.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry’s 0M No.7/24/2007/E-lll.A dated regarding grant of non-productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-2015, whereby the calculation ceiling for the purpose of payment of ad-hoc bonus was monthly emoluments of Rs.3500. The Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) in case of Central Government employees working under certain Ministries/Departments, where such PLB was in operation in 2014-15, was also paid by the respective Ministries/Departments for the accounting year 2014-15 based on the concurrence of this Ministry with the calculation ceiling at monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500.
2. The question of enhancement of the calculation ceiling for the purpose of payment of PLB and non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus), as the case may be, to the Central Government employees has been considered and the President is pleased to decide that the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments for the purpose of payment of PLB and ad-hoc bonus, as the case may be, shall be revised to Rs.7000 w.e.f. 01.04.2014, i.e., for the accounting year 2014-15.

3. Accordingly, the PLB or ad-hoc bonus, as the case may be, as already paid to the eligible Central Government employees for the accounting year 2014-15 in terms of the above 0M dated 16.10.2015 pertaining to ad-hoc bonus and the respective sanctions issued by the concerned Ministries/Departments in respect of PLB under the respective schemes in operation during 2014-15 based on the specific concurrence of this Ministry, shall be re-worked out based on the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs.7000 instead of Rs.3500.

4. While re-working out payment of PLB or ad-hoc orders, as the case may be, under these orders for the accounting year 2014-15, all the other terms and conditions under which the payment was made shall remain unchanged.
5. In respect of their application to the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments, these orders are issued in consultation with the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

                                              (Amar Nath Singh)
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AIR's 'Akashvani Maitree' to swap shows with 'Bangladesh Betaar': Modi

Lauding the launch of ‘Akashvani Maitree’ as a major step towards increasing people-to-people contacts, prime minister Narendra Modi has congratulated All India Radio for contributing to the foreign policy of the country. He also announced on Sunday during his monthly Mann ki Baat on All India Radio that ‘Akashvani Maitree’ will exchange programmes with ‘Bangladesh Betaar’ so that there is greater interaction between the two countries. Noting that some people may ask why President Pranab Mukherjee should be invited to inaugurate a radio station, Modi said this was no ordinary venture and was aimed at increasing the bonds of friendship between the two neighbouring countries. He said both West Bengal and Bangladesh shared the same cultural heritage and so, it was a major move by All India Radio.

Akashvani Maitree and its multimedia website is a unique venture and initiative of All India Radio not only for the Bengali listeners in West Bengal, Bangladesh and the adjoining areas but the entire Bengali speaking diaspora living in different parts of the globe. The station is a terrestrial channel beamed from Chinsurah from a state-of-the-art DRM high power transmitter which is capable of reaching out to listeners in both West Bengal and the whole of Bangladesh. Earlier, AIR External Services Director Amlan Jyoti Mazumdar had earlier told '' that the most unique aspect was that the new channel would also beam programmes that are either co-productions or produced by producers from Bangladesh. It could also be streamed online ''

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TECHNOLOGY UPDATES - Android Tablet computer with Wideband Digital RF Receiver.

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Credit :- Facebook account of Shri. Alokesh Gupta.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Shri K.C.S.Raju, U.D.C, All India Radio, Vijayawada will retire from Government Serivce on superannuation with effect from 31.08.2016. He joined at C.C.W, All India Radio, Hyderabad on 10.01.1984 as C.G.II. He was transferred on same capacity to All India Radio, Kothagudem and joined on 05.03.1989. He was promoted as C.G.I(U.D.C) on 02.05.1991 at AIR, Kothagudem itself. He served All India Radio, Kothagudem upto 31.08.2009 (20 years). He was transferred on same capacity (UDC) to All India Radio, Vijayawada and joined on 01.09.2009. He has served All India Radio over a period of 31 years 10 months and has shown his sincerity, integrity and commitment to the works assigned to him. He is a simple and disciplined employee of the organization.
You can wish him on Mobile No. 9441700033

All India Radio, Vijayawada entire staff and Prasar Bharati Parivar wishes him a very peaceful and healthy retired life.

Information about other retiring officers (of all grades and disciplines) may be added on the blog. Please mail details of retiring friends from your station to Retiring friends may also like to address their friends through this blog for which they can send their photo & write-ups to for possible upload on the blog.

Contributed by :- Shri. Venkateswara Rao Meka

आकाशवाणी के प्रादेशिक समाचार फेसबुक पर.

आकाशवाणी के प्रादेशिक समाचार एकांश ने हाल ही में अपना नया फेसबुक पेज शुरु किया है | इस पर रोज छत्तीसगढ़ से जुड़ी खबरें अपलोड की जाती है | सहायक निदेशक (समाचार) श्री तुषार करमरकर  जी ने बताया कि यह पहल प्रदेश के लोगों की मांग पर की गई है | अब सोशल मीडिया पर सक्रिय नई पीढ़ी तक और आसानी से समाचार पहुंचाए जाएंगे | खासकर युवा वर्ग को राष्ट्रीय और राज्य स्तर की विविध प्रतियोगी परीक्षाओं की तैयारी में भी यह फेसबुक पेज काम आएगा | करमरकर  जी ने बताया कि खबरों के अलावा आकर्षक फोटोज और वीडियों द्वारा लोगों को प्रदेश की संस्कृति, सामाजिक जीवन और प्राकृतिक सुन्दरता से भी रूबरू कराने का प्रयास किया जाएगा |

स्त्रोत :- श्री. झावेन्द्र कुमार ध्रुवजी का फेसबुक अकाउंट।

'यह देवकीनंदन पांडे है. अब आप आकाशवाणी से...'

एक ज़माना था कि रेडियो सेट से गूंजती देवकीनंदन पांडे की आवाज़ भारत के जन जन को सम्मोहित कर लेती थी. अपने जीवनकाल में ही लेजेंड बन गए देवकीनंदन पांडे के समाचार पढ़ने का अंदाज़, उच्चारण की शुद्धता, झन्नाटेदार रोबीली आवाज़ किसी भी श्रोता को रोमांचित कर देने के लिए काफ़ी थी. देवकीनंदन पांडे को साथ काम कर चुके मशहूर पत्रकार उमेश जोशी याद करते हैं, “पौने नौ बजे का बुलेटिन जैसे ही शुरू होता था. बस एक ही आवाज़ सुनाई देती थी. ये आकाशवाणी है. अब आप देवकीनंदन पांडे से समाचार सुनिए. बहुत भारी भरकम और बहुत कर्णप्रिय आवाज़. जितने भी बड़े अवसर थे चाहे ख़ुशी का अवसर हो या ग़म का अवसर हो, देवकीनंदन पांडे समाचार पढ़ते थे.” जोशी आगे कहते हैं, “जवाहरलाल नेहरू और जयप्रकाश नारायण के निधन का समाचार उन्होंने ही पढ़े. संजय गाँधी के आकस्मिक निधन का समाचार वाचन करने के लिए रिटायर हो चुके देवकीनंदन पांडे को ख़ास तौर से दिल्ली स्टेशन पर बुलवाया गया. जितने भी बड़े अवसर होते थे, उन्हें ख़ास तौर से समाचार पढ़ने बुलाया जाता था, चाहे उनकी ड्यूटी हो या न हो. सब को पता था कि ये देश की आवाज़ है. पांडेजी कह रहे हैं तो इसका मतलब पूरा देश कह रहा है.”

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70years of independence

program of independence thiranga yatra was held at vijayawaada in which HMIB sri m.venkayyanaidu was guest.children .poets.freedom fighters were remembering freedom struggle.air presented radio report.

Contributed By :- Krishnakumari Munjuluri

Free Dish capacity to go up from 80 to 104 TV channels before year-end

Free Dish, the country’s only free-to-air direct-to-home television platform, will increase its capacity to carry around 104 channels within the next few months. A senior Doordarshan official told that the process of switching over from MPEG2 to MPEG4 had been completed and was being tested. This had already taken the headend capacity to 112. Free Dish at present carries eighty television channels including its own, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha TV, and private channels, apart from 32 channels of All India Radio. The official said the platform had been encrypted by adopting the Indian Conditional Access System (iCAS) developed by By Design India Pvt. Ltd. of Bangalore. But he clarified that the platform would remain free-to-air and the aim of iCAS was only to keep track of the number of households that were using Free Dish and keep a check on the quality of set top boxes. (It is also learnt that Doordarshan is expected to issue an Expression of Notice within a month for manufacture of compatible STBs for Free Dish.)

Meanwhile, the official said Free Dish was also hopeful of re-launching Gyan Darshan on its platform shortly as the problems that the Indira Gandhi National Open University was facing when DD was forced to take the channel off-air have been ‘virtually sorted out’. However, the official said no communication had been received from the Human Resource Development Ministry in this connection so far. He denied reports that any channels of the Human Resource Development Ministry were currently under test transmission on Free Dish. The official said DD was aware of the announcement by Human Resource Development Minister Prakash Jawadekar that 32 Direct to Home (DTH) Television Channels are to be launched by September for providing high quality educational content to all teachers, students and citizens across the country interested in lifelong learning. DD was also aware that the HRD Ministry had acquired two transponders on G-SAT 15, which could possibly be used for this.

Meanwhile, the official said that all information on Free Dish was available on the website and denied that Free Dish had established any separate website When his attention was drawn to the website, he said attempts would be made to find out who was running the website which was clearly illegal.

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