Govt introduces Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill

The Central government introduced Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill, 2010, in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Aug 31.

The bill was introduced to give effect to the recommendation of a Group of Ministers (GoM) that all government officers and employees shall continue to serve in the public broadcaster on 'deemed deputation' till the time of their retirement.


The employees working under deputation will get all facilities at par with Central government employees. The legislation was introduced in the House by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni.

Ambika Soni told that in the light of government receiving several representations from Prasar Bharati employees about their status in it, the ministry decided to amend the Prasar Bharati Act 1990, as it did not have provisions to address these concerns.

"Since the recommendations of the GoM will settle all long standing issues regarding status of employees working in Prasar Bharati and empower the public broadcaster with all disciplinary and supervisory powers, including the power to transfer, it has become necessary to amend the Act," said Soni.

The Bill also provides that persons recruited after Nov 23, 1997, which is the date on which the Prasar Bharati was set up, and serving in it on the date of decision of the Group of Ministers, Oct 5, 2007, will also be treated as on 'deemed deputation' basis in the Prasar Bharati and enjoy all Central government employees facilities
source:oneIndia news

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of July, 2010


All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of  July, 2010 increased by 4 points and stood at 178 (one hundred and seventy eight).

During July, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 11 points each in Bhavnagar and Giridih centres, 10 points each in Ranchi Hatia, Chandigarh and Amritsar centres, 9 points in 2 centres, 8 points in 2 centres, 7 points in 5 centres, 6 points in 9 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 11 centres, 3 points in 11 centres, 2 points in 5 centres and 1 point in 9 centres. The index decreased by 2 points each in Coimbatore and Warrangal centres and 1 point in Salem centre, while in the remaining 5 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 11 points in Bhavnagar centre is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of Groundnut Oil, Milk, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The increase of 11 points in Giridih centre is due to Housing Index and increase in the prices of Rice, Vegetable & Fruit items, Soft Coke, etc. The increase of 10 points each in Ranchi Hatia, Chandigarh and Amritsar centres is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Onion,  Vegetable & Fruit items, Kerosene Oil, Cooking Gas, etc. However, the decrease of 2 points in Coimbatore and Warrangal centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Vegetable  items, etc. and the decrease of 1 point in Salem centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Vegetable  items, etc.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows:

1. Ahmedabad          175                  4. Delhi           164
2. Bangalore             183                  5. Kolkata      175
3. Chennai                162                  6. Mumbai      175


The point to point rate of inflation for the month of July, 2010 is 11.25% as compared to 13.73% in June, 2010.


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