7th Pay Commission for central govt employees announced

New Delhi 25 Sept: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission, which is likely to impact at least 85 lakh central government employees and pensioners.

“Its (7th Pay Commission’s) recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016,” Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in a statement.

The setting up of the Commission comes ahead of the Assembly elections in five states this year and the general elections next year.
The government constitutes Pay Commission every 10 years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.
The names of the chairperson and members, as well as the terms of reference, of the Pay Commission will be finalised and announced shortly, the Finance Minister added.

The recommendations of the sixth Pay Commission were implemented from January 1, 2006; fifth from January 1, 1996, and fourth from January 1, 1986.

There are at present around 50 lakh central government employees and 35 lakh pensioners, who stand to benefit from the recommendations from the Pay Commission. NDTV

Mizo police nabs self proclaimed Satan worshipper

Aizawl, September 22 2013: One Lalrinmawia of Champhai Kanan Veng of Mizoram who identified himself as a worshiper of Satan and also a swindler, was arrested by Bawngkawn and Vaivakawn police two days ago, a delayed report said today.

The arrest came following the information received from one family living at Bawngkawn regarding the man claiming himself as having healing power through prayer. But as the man did not mention the name of “Almighty God” during the time of prayer to heal a sick girl and since he demanded Rs 3000 from the girl’s family, they became suspicious of the man.

After a report was filed on Bawngkawn police station Lalrinmawia was arrested by the local police when he came back to the family as he had promised earlier. On being interrogated, Lalrinmawia said he belongs to Kanan Veng(Village), Champhai and is an ardent and true worshiper of Satan. He confessed before the police that once he was a Christian counselor and a true worshiper of the “Almighty God”. While he was working as a counselor he was tempted by the disciple of Satan named ‘Belfatas’ to follow him.

But as Lalrinmawia declined, the disciple of Satan making himself visible only to Lalrinmawia then started torturing him that compelled the latter to follow Satan. The disciple of Satan according to Lalrinmawia is such a handsome and well built body guy that none of the males in the world can supersede and overcome him.

He said that two disciples of Satan namely ‘Belfatas’ and ‘Rainmen‘ use to appear in flesh. While Belfatas is active among drugs addicts, Rainmen is active among singers, he added. Sources informed that the kind of Satan which Lalrinmawia worshiped is much powerful and mightier than the evil worshiped by majority of Mizo youths. According to Lalrinmawia, they have a group of follower called ‘DARK OF PRINCE’ and there are only around 10 members in Mizoram among them includes female worshipers. They usually worship Satan and practice its cult on first Wednesday of every month.

As he confessed about his satanic cult, he is afraid that the disciple will haunt him. He thus request help and prayer from true God worshiper to free himself from satanic worship, the sources said. NNN

Gang rape by ZUF cadres condemned

IMPHAL, October 8 (NNN): The Naga Women’s Union (NWU), Indigenous Women Forum of North-East India (IWFNEI) and Rongmei Lu Phuam (RLP) have jointly come out strongly against the alleged gangrape of four minor school girls of Taosemjang, in Khoupum area in Tamenglong district committed by two cadres of the militant outfit Zeliangrong United Front.
This was stated in a joint statement isseud by the women organizations.
The incident occurred on October 5 between 4:30 pm and 6 pm at the Irrigation and Flood Control Department (IFCD) cum choukidar quarter, Taosemjang in Khoupum village in Tamenglong district when two cadres of ZUF named Latjangai Malangmei of Noney and Dibonpou Kamei of Ramgaijang in Assam.
The note also said that the four victims were forcibly abducted and later gangraped in turn at gun point even as the ZUF cadres attempted to murder them after the act, while the panicked mothers of the quartet were pleading with fervent request outside the IFCD office hoping the alleged rapists would release them safe and sound. MEXN