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Monday, October 31, 2011

Advertisement on “Janani Shishu Surakshya Karyakrama” by Govt. of Odisha on POSB Pass Book :

Department  ofHealth and Family Welfare, Government of Odisha will launch “Janani shishu Surakshya Karyakrama”on 1st November, 2011 at Jaydev Bhwan, Bhubaneswar.
On this occasion an advertisement of JSSK will be unveiled on the Post Office Savings Bank Pass Book .

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for The Month of September, 2011

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of September, 2011 increased by 3 points and stood at 197 (one hundred & ninety seven) .
                During September, 2011, the index recorded maximum increase of 5 points each in Darjeeling and Rourkela centres, 4 points  each in Mysore, Ernakulam, Bokaro, Delhi, Quilon, Mumbai, Indore and Yamunanagar centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in 21 centres and 1 point in 24 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Giridih centre, 1 point  each in Bhilwara and Monger Jamalpur centres while in the remaining 7 centres the index remained stationary.
                The maximum increase of 5 points in Darjeeling  centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Milk (Cow), Onion, Garlic, Chillies Green, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea Leaf, Sugar, Firewood, etc. The increase of 5 points in Rourkela centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Fish Fresh, Milk (Cow), Onion, Vegetable items, Snack Saltish, Firewood, Kerosene Oil, etc. The increase of 4 points each in Mysore, Ernakulam, Bokaro, Delhi, Quilon, Mumbai, Indore and Yamunanagar centres is due to increase in the prices of Milk, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Electricity Charges, Bus Fare, Petrol, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Giridih centre is the outcome of decrease in the prices of Arhar Dal, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The decrease of 1 point in Bhilwara  centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Vegetable items, etc. In Munger Jamalpur centre this decrease is due to decrease in the prices of Masur Dal, Vegetable items, Secondary Fee, etc.
                                  The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad

4. Delhi
2. Bangalore

5. Kolkata
3. Chennai

6. Mumbai
                The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of September, 2011 is 10.06% as compared to 8.99% in August, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index is 8.29% in September, 2011 as compared to 7.33% in August, 2011.
                The CPI-IW for October, 2011 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 30th November, 2011.
Source: PIB Release, October 31, 2011

Ms Radhika Doraiswamy, Secy. ( Posts ) retired on superannuation

Ms. Radhika Doraiswamy, Secretary  & Director General (Posts) and Chairman Postal Services Board retired today i. e.  on 31-10-2011 from Govt. service on attaining the age of superannuation. India Post  has gone through so many radical changes during her tenure as Secretary (Posts).  Several issues relating to the Staff Side and remained pending for years together have been properly looked into.
                Postponement of the proposed Indefinite Strike commencing 5th July, 2011 and agreement made with the  Staff Side for solving several issues is really historic. Many issues have been solved in the meantime.
Recording our sincere thanks, we wish her  for a happy and peaceful retired life.

World Savings Day

The World Savings Day was established on October 31st 1924 during the 1st International Savings Bank Congress (World Society of Savings Banks) in Milano, Italy. The Italian Professor Filippo Ravizza declared this day the "International Saving Day" on the last day of the congress. In the resolutions of the Thrift Congress it was decided that ‘World Thrift Day’ should be a day devoted to the promotion of savings all over the World. In their efforts to promote thrift the savings banks also worked with the support of the schools, the clergy, as well as cultural, sports, professional, and women’s associations.
Representatives of 29 countries wanted to bring to mind the thought of saving to the worldwide public and its relevance to the economy and the individual. The World Savings Day is usually held on October 31st except in countries where this day is a public holiday, since the idea is for the banks to be open, so that the people are able to transfer their savings into their account.
The idea of World Thrift Day was not born out of nothing. There had been some examples of days that were committed to the idea of saving money in order to gain a higher standard of life and to secure the economy, for example in Spain where the first national thrift day was celebrated in 1921, or in the United States. In other countries, such as Germany, the peoples’ confidence in savings had to be restored since many of them had lost their savings in the German monetary reform of 1923.
After the Second World War, World Thrift Day continued and reached the peak of its popularity in the years between 1955 and 1970. It practically became a veritable tradition in certain countries. In Austria, for instance, the official mascot of saving, the so-called 'Sparefroh' (literally: ‘Happy Saver’, or rather "save happily!") reached a higher degree of brand awareness than the republic’s President and even a street was named after him. In the 1970s the ‘Sparefroh-Journal’, an educational magazine for younger people, reached a circulation of 400,000 copies.
Nowadays the focus of the banks that organise the World Savings Day is on developing countries, where many people are unbanked. Savings banks play an important role in enhancing savings in these countries with certain campaigns and initiatives such as working with non governmental organisations in order to double the number of savings accounts held by the poor.
 The World Thrift Day is being celebrated on 31st October of every year through out the world.
In India 1985 onwards it is being celebrated on 30th October every year.
India Post released a commemorative stamp on 31 Oct 1971.

Appointment of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission.

Members of AIPEU, Gr.-C, Bhubaneswar Division wish Com. Pratap Kumar Mohanty, ex-Vice-President a peaceful and healthy retired life :

Com. Pratap Kumar Mohanty, SPM Raj Bhawan S O and Ex-Vice President, AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Divisional branch is retiring today afternoon on attaining the age of superannuation. During his entire service career, he has been completely devoted towards Union activities and this Divisional Union has been greatly benefited with his active participation both  as a member and an office bearer.  He has always been a vanguard  for  this Union through his fruitful contribution and suitable guidance .  As a human being ,he has always been remained friendly with all. His retirement from service may not create any difference to the Department but his absence from AIPEU will certainly create a blank space.
On this day of his retirement, while all the members of AIPEU, Group-C, Bhubaneswar Division express their sincere gratitude to their ex-Vice President , wish him a peaceful and healthy retired life.