Monday, May 2, 2016
Sunday, May 1, 2016
Labour Day (Labor Day in the United States) is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the labour union movement, specifically the eight-hour day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest. For many countries, Labour Day is synonymous with, or linked with, International Workers' Day, which occurs on 1 May. For other countries, Labour Day is celebrated on a different date, often one with special significance for the labour movement in that country. In Canada and the United States, it is celebrated on the first Monday of September and considered the official end of the summer holiday for most of the respective countries, as public school and university students return to school around that day.
In India, Labour Day is a public holiday held on every 1 May. It is celebrated as Antarrashtriya Shramik Diwas. The holiday is tied to labour movements for communist and socialist political parties. Labour Day is known as "Kamgar Din" in Hindi, "Kamgar Divas" in Marathi and "Uzhaipalar dhinam" in Tamil. In North India, Labour Day is mostly not given its previous importance as a holiday now.
The first May Day celebration in India was organised in Madras (now Chennai) by the Labour Kisan Party of Hindustan on 1 May 1923.This was also the first time the red flag was used in India. The party leader Singaravelu Chettiar made arrangements to celebrate May Day in two places in 1923. One meeting was held at the beach opposite to the Madras High Court; the other meeting was held at theTriplicane beach. The Hindu newspaper, published from Madras reported,
The Labour Kisan party has introduced May Day celebrations in Madras. Comrade Singaravelar presided over the meeting. A resolution was passed stating that the government should declare May Day as a holiday. The president of the party explained the non-violent principles of the party. There was a request for financial aid. It was emphasised that workers of the world must unite to achieve independence.
1 May is also celebrated as "Maharashtra Day" and "Gujarat Day" to mark the date in 1960, when the two western states attained statehood after the erstwhile Bombay Statewas divided on linguistic lines. Maharashtra Day is held at Shivaji Park in central Mumbai. Schools and offices in Maharashtra remain closed on 1 May. A similar parade is held to celebrate Gujarat Day in Gandhinagar.
SANTA CLARA, California, April 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Sify Technologies Limited (NASDAQ:SIFY), headquartered in Chennai, India, a leader in Managed Enterprise, Network, IT and Applications services in India with global delivery capabilities, has won the award for the "Best Use of Technology for Social Cause" for its Department of Post (DoP) Network Integration Project, at the Dataquest Business Technology Awards.
As part of the Rs. 1877.20 Cr DoP modernization/IT automation drive/program, Sify was mandated to build and connect endpoints inclusive of both sorting and administration offices. Sify has played an immensely crucial role by building the largest integrated MPLS (Multiprotocol Label Switching) network in India for the postal services. The total scale of the project involved connecting 28,818 post offices in Phase I; 60% of it across rural parts of the country. Geographically, this covers more than 172000 villages and towns.
Congratulating Sify on the award, Mrs. Kavery Banerjee, Secretary (Posts), Government of India, said, "Sify has been an important partner for the Department of Posts in the IT Modernization Project that aims at transforming the Department from a physical to a digital network. Sify has networked post offices, mail offices and administrative offices of the Department, using multiple modes of connectivity, such as MPLS, Leased Line, wired or wireless internet in diverse geographical locations spread across the length & breadth of India. Further to completion, Sify will continue to maintain this network of over 28,000 offices till 2019."
Commenting on the win, Mr. Kamal Nath, Chief Executive Officer, Sify Technologies Limited, said, "We have started 2016 on a great note with this win. And this award has come close on the heels of the launch of our largest global innovation and development center in India in Hyderabad. I wish to congratulate and thank the various teams in Sify that have worked so hard on this project. The DoP implementation is a landmark project for us that truly showcases Sify's industry-leading network integration capabilities. In building this network, Sify has effectively commissioned the largest MPLS network in India. This award highlights and validates our commitment and efforts to become India's largest integrated ICT Company."
Sify's new-age network for DoP facilitates real time transactions and enables banking for the "unbanked" sections of the society. The people benefited by the initiative include approximately 1.44 million citizens who now have access to real-time banking, banking instruments and banking services. Apart from the transactional benefit to the unbanked, this project holds promise to the banking majors to establish sister units in the most remote parts of the country. This project has also aided the Indian Postal Network into becoming the largest seamlessly integrated logistical provider. Each customer is now a digital address and the transportation capacity of the postal system can now be converted and utilized by ecommerce majors across India.
About Sify Technologies
Sify is among the largest integrated ICT Solutions and Services companies in India, offering end-to-end solutions with a comprehensive range of products delivered over a common telecom data network infrastructure reaching more than 1300 cities and towns in India. This telecom network today connects 38 Data Centers across India including Sify's 6 Tier 3 Data Centers across the cities of Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru. A significant part of the company's revenue is derived from Enterprise Services, comprised of Telecom services, Data Center services, Cloud and Managed services, Applications Integration services and Technology Integration services. Sify also provides services that cater to the burgeoning demands of the SMB community, much of it on its Cloud services platform.
Sify is ISO 9001:2008 certified for Enterprise Sales, Provisioning, support and customer relationship management of ICT solutions and services including VPN, Network, Voice, Data Center hosting, Integration services, security services and managed services. Sify has been certified in ISO / IEC 20000 - 1:2011 and ISO/IEC 27001:2013 certified for Internet Data Center operations. Sify has been certified in SSAE16 SOC2 Type II for Cloud Infrastructure and in TL 9000 for Enterprise Network Services, Network Integration Services including Design, Implementation and Support services. The latter certification is telecommunication industry's quality system standard that expands the requirements of the International Standards Organization's ISO 9000 quality management standard in use by industries worldwide. Sify has Unified License to operate NLD (National Long Distance), ILD (International Long Distance) services and ISP services and offers VoIP backhaul for international carriers. With the Sify Cable landing station and partnerships with submarine cable companies globally, Sify is present in almost all the spheres of the ICT eco system.
Sify has an expanding base of Managed Services customers, both in India and overseas, and is India's first enterprise managed services provider to launch a Security Operations Center (SOC) to deliver managed security services. The software team develops applications and offers services to improve business efficiencies of its current and prospective client bases. Sify also offers services in the specialized domains of eLearning, both in India and globally. For more information about Sify, visit www.sifycorp.com.
Source : http://globenewswire.com
New Delhi: Finance Ministry sources today said on condition of anonymity, there is no scope to major changes in 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
The sources came up with the remark while talking to us about hiking of pay scales of all central government employees and officials by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries than the 7th Pay Commission recommendations.
Those who will hope over this issue will gain nothing but some minor changes on 7th Pay Commission recommendations of pay scales are possible, they added.
Replying to a question, the sources said, “The demand of central government employees over their pay scales is likely to be lightly considered by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.
They said adding “Though Finance minister Arun Jaitley had promised them that they will get proper pay scales with hiking minimum pay of lower paid employees, after the review of the new pay scales by the Empowered Committee of Secretaries.”
The 7th Pay Commission headed by Justice A K Mathur recommended on November 19, the highest basic salary at Rs 250,000 and the lowest at Rs 18,000 and its increased the pay gap between the minimum and maximum from existing 1:12 to 1:13.8, while all pay commissions made up pay gap between employees and officers from second Pay Commission 1:41 ratio to Sixth pay commission 1:12.
A 13-member secretary-level Empowered Committee headed by Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha was formed by the central government in January to review the 7th Pay Commission proposals before cabinet nod.
Source : https://www.tkbsen.in/2016/04/no-scope-to-major-changes-in-7th-pay-commission-recommendations-finmin/