Saturday, April 25, 2009

India, Asia's 4th most corrupt nation (Rediff)

India, Asia's 4th most corrupt nation

Indian's hairstyle

Corruption has gripped countries across the world. India is no execption. Many bribery and corruption scandals have tarnished India's image over the years. Across Asia, several countries still see rampant corruption at all levels exposing the nexus between political parties and corporate houses.

India, with a score* of 7.21 on the corruption index, is the fourth most corrupt nation in Asia, according to a survey by the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC).

Companies have cited excessive regulation and high levels of corruption as a major constraint to doing business in India. Corruption takes the form of bribery, kickbacks from deals and tax evasion in India. It continues to be a major concern, especially in government procurement of telecommunications, power, and defence deals, the study states.

So which are Asia's most corrupt countries? Click here to find out. . .

* (Note: On a scale of zero to 10, zero is the best possible score.)

Image: An Indian hairdresser ) designs a new hairstyle for his client in Mumbai. India's arms bribery scandal, exposed by 'Tehelka', was the inspiration for this wacky hairdo. | Photograph: Reuters.

Source: Rediff
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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

NSSN - Social Security Number - India

NSSN is a social security number issued by the Employee Provident Fund Department, in order to allot only one unique number to an employee for his whole lifetime of working anywhere in India.

At present, an employee leaves a Company, withdraws amount from Fund and when he/she joins the new company, another PF Account No. is generated. Usually, an employees in his life time opens multiple PF account numbers thus to overcome this issue, the EPF deparment has started the concept of having unique National Social Security Number.

http://epfindia.nic.in/SSN_FORM.PDF

SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER (SSN)

Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation has launched a major project called “Re-Inventing EPF India’ to provide world class service to all its clients. As part of this project a unique identity number called Social Security Number (SSN) is allotted to every Provident Fund subscriber. It is the first step towards providing world class service to all Provident Fund subscribers. Social Security Number is a unique 14 digit identification number. Subscriber’s information is collected in prescribed SSN forms along with Photograph of the member. The SSN forms are supplied by Provident Fund Office, free of cost.

Social Security Number is compulsory for every Provident Fund subscribers in the new system for providing all kind of services. Provident Fund Office will be setting up camp in your establishment or nearby area for data collection for allotment of Social Security Number very shortly. Please contact your employer or the Provident Fund Office for filling up of the forms for getting Social Security Number.


WHY DO I NEED IT?

AFTER ALLOTMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER:

You will have one unique number for life time including for your Pension after retirement.

You will get ANY WHERE ANY TIME FACILITY. , when all the offices of Employees Provident Fund Organisation are eventually linked together electronically in a phased manner.

There will not be any necessity to transfer your Provident fund accumulations every time you change your employment, or move from one place to another.

Your Provident Fund account will be updated every month instead of the present yearly updating.

Eventually, when the necessary infrastructure is put in place, you can know your Provident Fund balance even over telephone (IVRS), through the internet or through specially set up interactive kiosks.

Please take care to furnish all information about you in the SSN Form correctly and completely. Kindly co-operate with EPF team when they visit your establishment or in a nearby camp for capturing Photographs and data.

REMEMBER!
SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER IS COMPULSORY FOR ALL PF MEMBERS

PROCEDURE FOR ALLOTMENT OF SSN:

A unique SSN form supplied free of cost by EPFO field Office will have to be got filled by every employer in respect of each of his employees.

For allotment of SSN the data will be captured either through a Camp (in case where a large number of employees are available in an establishment under one roof), in the premises of the establishment itself; or filled in forms with pasted photo. The procedure to be followed is as under-

The employer/manager of the establishment should get the date and venue of the Camp decided in consultation with the local EPF Officer In-charge of SSN so that attendance of all the employees of the establishment is ensured in the camp.

Forms should be filled after reading and understanding the form filling instructions. If need be, seek the help of the form filling enumerators accompanying the data collection teams. The six personal information viz member’s name, his/her father’s name, mother’s maiden name, his date of birth, , place of birth, sex; plus one change of original name ie. (if the member was known by any other name earlier) will be used to identify the person uniquely.

Employer will be aided/ assisted in filling up the forms by a team of data collection vendor accompanying local EPF official termed as ECRs (EPF Camp Representatives).

Data (from filled forms of each individual) and digital photo of the member will be captured in the Camp by a joint team of local EPF Office and data collection vendor.

The details furnished in the forms will be verified and signed by the employer (for the authenticity and accuracy.

Employees, who could not attend a camp, can join another adjoining next camp. Still, if some members could not visit the camps they can paste a passport size photograph (preferably colored) and submit the same at local field Office of EPFO (Sub Regional Office, Regional Office).

Once data has been collected, a communication regarding number allotted to each employee will be sent to the employers who will communicate the number to respective individual.

All new employees will fill the forms with pasted photo and submit the same to EPFO or can visit local EPF Office to get his/her details captured in the permanent Camp.

Source: EPF India
Courtesy: Umesh Chaudhary (welcomeumesh at yahoo dot com)

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

India - General Elections - Lok Sabha - 2009

India Elections - Lok Sabha - 2009



Vote Today
and never miss this time!
Your Vote is precious and it determine India's future!




General Elections:
http://genesys.nic.in/ge_2009/

How to Vote: (Source: VoteIndia.in)

• The green light on the Electronic Voting machine will be on at the time
of voting.

• Press the blue button in front of the name of the candidate for whom
you want to vote.

• On pressing the blue button a red light will appear and you will hear
“BEEP” sound. This “BEEP” sound will indicate that your
vote has been registered successfully.

Note - Don't have Voters ID:

If you don't have an Electors' Photo Identity Card (EPIC), or simply a Voter ID, you can still vote..

Voters have to carry an identity proof i.e., Electors Photo Identity Card (EPIC) issued by the Commission, OR any other documentary proof as prescribed by the Commission.

BUT a mere possession of a Voter ID card issued to you does not guarantee you your vote because it is mandatory that your name should appear in the electoral list/roll.

Candidates Contesting Elections:
http://eci.nic.in/candidateinfo/frmcandidate.aspx

49 O:
http://lawmin.nic.in/ld/subord/cer1.htm

Schedule
: http://eci.nic.in/press/current/pn020309.pdf

Lok Sabha Election 2009 Schedule

Election Dates No. of Seats States
Apr 16 124 AP, Arunachal, Assam. Bihar, J&K, Kerala, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, UP, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Andaman, Lakshadweep
Apr 23 141 AP, Assam, Bihar, Goa, J&K, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Orissa, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand
Apr 30 107 Bihar, Gujarat, J&K, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Sikkim, UP, West Bengal, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu
May 07 85 Bihar, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi
May 13 86 Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Puducherry

Counting of Votes : May 16, 09
Next Lok Sabha to convene before: Jun 02, 09


Links:
Map: http://eci.nic.in/press/current/Phase_Map.pdf
Jaagore: http://www.jaagore.com/
Google: http://www.google.co.in/intl/en/landing/loksabha2009/


Source: ECI - http://eci.nic.in/ | http://www.indian-elections.com/

DLF IPL 2009 - Cricket Fever Starts...

DLF - Indian Premier League (IPL)



The Indian Premier League (also known as the "DLF Indian Premier League" for sponsorship reasons; often abbreviated as IPL), is a Twenty20 cricket competition who was created by the (BCCI) Board of Control for Cricket in India's brainchild Lalit Modi who is the current Chairman and Commissioner of the DLF Indian Premier League, Vice-President of the BCCI & President of Rajasthan Cricket Association. The first season of the Indian Premier League commenced on 18 April 2008, and ended on 1 June 2008 with the victory of the Rajasthan Royals in the final at the DY Patil Stadium.

Each team has a pool of 16 players, of whom four will be international and four from the Under-19 level or from the catchment area where the team is based.
The governing council consists of Chairman and Commissioner Lalit Modi, Sunil Gavaskar, MAK Pataudi and Ravi Shastri, Rajiv Shukla, Chirayu Amin, Inderjit Singh Bindra and Arun Jaitley.


Current 8 Teams


Place Owner(s) Price paid

Bangalore Royal Challangers - Vijay Mallya/UB group USD 111.6 million

Mumbai Indians - Mukesh Ambani's Reliance Industries Limited USD 111.9 million

Kings XI Punjab - Preity Zinta, Ness Wadia(Bombay Dyeing), Karan Paul & Priya Paul(Apeejay Surendera Group) and Dabur's Mohit Burman USD 76 million

Kolkata Knight Riders - Shah Rukh Khan's Red Chillies Entertainment and Juhi Chawla and Jay Mehta USD 75.09 million

Chennai Super Kings - USD 91 million

Deccan Chargers - Deccan Chronicle USD 107 million

Delhi Daredevils - GMR group USD 84 million

Rajasthan Royals - Emerging Media (Manoj Badale, Lachlan Murdoch and Suresh Chellaram) - USD 67 million

Schedule:

Download 2009 Team-wise Schedule (PDF)

Date Teams Venue Time Result
Saturday,
18-Apr-09
Cape Town 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday,
18-Apr-09
Cape Town 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday,
19-Apr-09
Cape Town 4 p.m. to 7p.m.
Sunday,
19-Apr-09
Cape Town 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday,
20-Apr-09
Port Elizabeth 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tuesday,
21-Apr-09
Durban 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday,
21-Apr-09
Durban 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wednesday,
22-Apr-09
Cape Town 8 p.m. to 11p.m.
Thursday,
23-Apr-09
Durban 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday,
23-Apr-09
Cape Town 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday,
24-Apr-09
Durban 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday,
25-Apr-09
Durban 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday,
25-Apr-09
Cape Town 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday,
26-Apr-09
Port Elizabeth 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday,
26-Apr-09
Cape Town 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday,
27-Apr-09
Durban 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Monday,
27-Apr-09
Port Elizabeth 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tuesday,
28-Apr-09
Pretoria 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wednesday,
29-Apr-09
Durban 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Wednesday,
29-Apr-09
Durban 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday,
30-Apr-09
Pretoria 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday,
30-Apr-09
Pretoria 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday,
1-May-09
East London 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Friday,
1-May-09
Durban 8 p.m.to 11 p.m.
Saturday,
2-May-09
Port Elizabeth 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday,
2-May-09
Johannesburg 8 p.m. to 11p.m.
Sunday,
3-May-09
Port Elizabeth 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday,
3-May-09
Johannesburg 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday,
4-May-09
East London 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tuesday,
5-May-09
Durban 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday
5-May-09
Durban 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wednesday,
6-May-09
Pretoria 8 p.m.to 11 p.m.
Thursday,
7-May-09
Pretoria 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday,
7-May-09
Pretoria 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday,
8-May-09
East London 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday,
9-May-09
Kimberley 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday,
9-May-09
Kimberley 8 p.m. to 11p.m.
Sunday,
10-May-09
Port Elizabeth 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday,
10-May-09
Johannesburg 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday,
11-May-09
Kimberley 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tuesday
12-May-09
Pretoria 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday,
12-May-09
Pretoria 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wednesday,
13-May-09
Durban 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday,
14-May-09
Durban 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday,
14-May-09
Durban 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday,
15-May-09
Bloemfontein 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday,
16-May-09
Port Elizabeth 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday,
16-May-09
Johannesburg 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday,
17-May-09
Johannesburg 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sunday,
17-May-09
Bloemfontein 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday,
18-May-09
Pretoria 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Tuesday,
19-May-09
Johannesburg 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Wednesday,
20-May-09
Durban 4 p.m.to 7 p.m.
Wednesday,
20-May-09
Durban 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Thursday,
21-May-09
Pretoria 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Thursday,
21-May-09
Pretoria 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday,
22-May-09
Semi Final 1 Pretoria 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday,
23-May-09
Semi Final 2 Johannesburg 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Sunday,
24-May-09
FINAL Johannesburg 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.



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