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

Is Naga issue less than others?

Anthony Shimray, still waits for justice to be delivered and he writes this LETTER from his cell at Tihar Jail, Delhi

In backdrop of the long-drawn case my personal decision is being made known for your valuable prayer and moral support.
Be informed that I am observing the completion of three years illegal detention in Tihar jail. This anniversary will be observed with ‘hunger strike ‘ for three days starting from 27-sept. to 29 sept.2013.

This infamous day of my arrest/kidnapping at Kathmandu airport on 27-sept-2010 will go down in the chronicle of Indo-Naga peace talks as a ‘Black day’ no matter of what no country nowhere in the world kidnap or imprison a delegate who comes to attend peace talks. In fact it has caused a colossal damage in the image of GOI and peace process . Peace is a must but peace is not made in this way through coercive policy arrest and suppression win/win solution and long lasting peace cannot be expected rather because of this unprecedented episode it has tainted Indian democracy with dark spot .

For better understanding it is pertinent to mention some of the facts:

Both Mr. Joel – president and Nunisa DHD –BLACK WIDOW were released to initiate peace talks.
All ULFA senior leaders including A.Rajkanwa chairman released on bail to re-start peace talks .
Ranja-Nabla Daimary- chairman NDFB released on bail for facilitating him to sit for the proposed Peace talks . He was charged with serial bomb blast case where 94 killed and 400 seriously injured.

Mr. Liyaquat Shah a hardcore LET militant was granted bail after languishing more than two months in Tihar jail. He came to India under ‘rehabilatory policy of JK state’. NIA judge I.S Mehta –the same judge of Anthony Shimray (self) released Liyaquat on bail.

On july 23rd, 93 political prisoners were released unconditionally by the Millitary Junta of Burma. It is done so with the policy to correct the past mistakes and to pave way for a fresh political negotiation.

The wind of change is blowing everywhere even in Myanmar-the land known to be modern Killing field . whereas big democratic country-India fails to uphold democracy values and human rights.

It is therefore, my cry ‘ Released all political prisoners’ without condition for the sake of strengthening the fragile peace process.

Secondly ‘No more killing and random arrest’.

Arrest, imprisonment and killing do not cohere with Peaceful Political negotiation. It is a mockery of peace talks ; it is a betrayal to our own self . Is Naga issue less than others?

The time has come for the GOI to demonstrate its serious commitment towards the Indo-Naga peace talks . How can we trust if there is no evidence to trust. It will not be wrong to conclude that the Naga or Nagas issue is an expandable issues before the eyes of GOI.

As for Nagas being ingenious is good and golly. However ,it is prudent to take Pre-emptive measures so that we will not be swallowed by political tsunami of anti-peace forces.

As for me without your support I will be like a man crying in the wilderness . It would have been impossible for Lazarus to roll away the stone of the tomb had there been no support or help of other believers. In the same way without your timely helping hands my voice will go unheard. I can do nothing absolutely nothing without peoples movement even my existence will be meaningless.

I’m so grateful for your unfailing love and unceasing support for me with humble heart I would like to request you all again to join with me in the struggle for peace , freedom and for the future.

God bless you all ! KUKNALIM !!!

In his service Dated 16 sept. 2013

Anthony Shimray
(Anthony Ningkhan Shimray, Tihar Central jail #4. New delhi)

‘Mainland Indians know little of northeast’

NTIMES 22Oct: ‘Mainland Indians know little of northeast’
Kohima: Nagaland Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio said that the majority of mainland Indians would have little or no knowledge of the northeastern states, including Sikkim.

“It is indeed true that a majority of mainland Indians have little or no knowledge of this part of the country, which is definitely India but unfortunately an unequal India,” Rio said, addressing the Eclectic Young Leaders Connect-2 conference at Kisama village near Kohima, the mountainous state capital of Nagaland, Saturday.

He added: “It is an urgent national need for mainland India to appreciate and understand the northeast, and to make the people of the region feel a part of India.”

Moreover, he said that the feeling of distance, disconnect and neglect that the northeastern states feel with the rest of the country should be addressed as a national issue.

“Let us keep in mind that less than one percent of the landmass of the region is directly touching mainland India and more than 99 percent of our geographical boundary is international. The feeling of distance, disconnect and neglect that this region feels with the rest of the country is a national concern,” Rio said.

The northeastern states are surrounded by Bangladesh, Myanmar, Bhutan and China and the only land route accessible to these states from India is through the Siliguri corridor in West Bengal – also called ‘Chicken’s neck corridor’ – and Assam.

Rio pointed out that the northeast, including Sikkim, remained backward and underdeveloped, despite being a crucial region for India.

“The infrastructure is poor, the economy is weak, there is political instability and violent insurgency and social unrest and more, and these have created an environment of neglect and disappointment, where there is little or no hope,” he lamented.

Urging the centre to resolve outstanding political issues and resolve insurgencies in the region, Rio said, “Unless an air of political stability is created by removing insurgency and violence, the region will continue to lag behind.”

India’s northeast, wedged between Bangladesh, Bhutan, China and Myanmar, is home to more than 30 odd rebel groups with demands ranging from secession to greater autonomy.

More than 50,000 people have died in violence since 1947.

At the same time, he said the people (rebels) of the region must understand the ground realities and appreciate the problems of the Government of India.

“There is also reason to believe that many of the problems we face are, in fact, created by us and it may be politically incorrect to say so, but the sad truth is that insurgency has become the best industry in the region,” the Nagaland Chief Minister said. (IANS)

Talent and Potential are futile in India

Many young people have numerous talents and potentialities but due to some reasons they are unable to utilise their talents and potentials. One simple reason is that they are no utilising their talents and potentialities in a meaningful way. The other reason is due to widely prevalence of corruption in our country. Today, money and influential people are playing an important role for deciding the young people where to utilise their talent and potentialities. The corruption and influences of the people prevails from the grass-root level to the highest level in the country.

Do you think that you have the potentialities but no opportunity to utilize? Do you ever ponder that if you have money or some influential people then you can do better in your life? Do you want to utilize your potential and where? Why many people don’t get the chance to utilize their talents and potentialities in a right way? Have you found the hidden potentialities within you? If you have found your hidden talents and potentialities but no place to utilize your potential; it is only due to lack of opportunity and corrupt system. Unless we remove the present corruption in our country, many of the talented and potential people will not get the chance to utilise their talents and potentials. I know a person who is talented in dealing with others and he is also a good orator too. He wants to be a great politician but he does not have money to contest in MLA/MP election since money plays an important role in election. I know another person who has great passion to teach; he has very good knowledge on the subject but he never gets teaching job in the college/university. Some people are really good in some specific fields; they have also great passion and talented but due to some unreasonable problems, they shift to different streams. This is another great brain drain within in our country due to corruption, money power and influential people. 

If we can find all those potential people and place them in the right job or work. I am sure that the present system and the productivity of our country can be changed in a positive way. Many people have great potentialities but they do not get the chance to utilize their potentials; there are some people who have less talent and potentiality but they get the chance to work in place of the highly potential people. Why these things happen in our country? There is division between the rich and poor; the influential and no influential people, which make more difficult for the poor and no influential people to get the chance to utilize their talents fully. Today, the corruption plays an important role in deciding to get a white-collar job or any clerical job in our country. In every white-collar job, the influential and rich people involved which gives little chance to the poor and less influential people to get the right job and utilise their potentialities.

I know another person who recently joined in one University as a Lecturer due to some political influences. It becomes an open secret in our country that only those who have political and influential people have more chances to utilize their talents and potentialities. Due to huge availability of human resources in India, it becomes more difficult for the less influential people to utilize their potentials. But more difficult to utilize our potentials is the corruption in our system. Tribalism, casteism, regionalism etc also becoming another attributes in job placement. When we observe and ponder more deeply, it is indeed excruciating to see the present situation in our country. The productivity and returns decreased once we substituted the talented and potential people with less talented people. We know that many people are highly qualified and talented but why they do not get the chance to work in any organization/sector? How long will the talented and potential people suffer due to corruption and due to lack of influential people? It seems that only the people who have less talents with more influential people can do better than the talented and very potential people. In many governmental sectors, it becomes very difficult to get a job without bribing with money and if we have enough money then why do we need to work in govt. office? In Christian doctrine or some other religious doctrines, bribing may be another form of sin. Do you consider that bribing is another form of sin according to your religious doctrine? If that is no a sin according to your religious doctrine, do you think that it is against the system or law? How many people have got the State govt. job in your State without bribe? In most of the States in India, no job can be guaranteed without bribe or influential people even if s/he possesses enough experiences and knowledge. Due to corruption in our system, many talented and potential people are not employed in government offices.


Today, Private Sectors or organizations are doing much better than the government sectors in many aspects; it is because many young talented and potential people are recruited in these organizations easily without the political and money influences. I know a person working in Call Center (BPO) after serving as a Lecturer in Private College. He is a very capable person having sound knowledge on the subject. His teaching also very tantalizing and the students always listen patiently to his teaching. Here the question is, “Will such a talented and potential young man contributes something good for the students in our country?” He is highly qualified but the only option for him was to join in Call Centre as he needs money to survive. Thanks to the Call Centre and all those Private sectors for providing job to the talented people without money and influential people. 

Today there are many talented and highly potential people but due to corruption in our country, they cannot fully utilize and exploit their potentials. In order to utilize our talents and potentialities, we may need to eradicate all the corruption in the form of money and influential people. Removing corruption in our system also will enhance the productivity and progress in all the work in every governmental offices or institutes.

The writer can be reached at thohepou@rediffmail.com)

Source: http://thesangaiexpress.com/fullstory.php?newsid=4309


Rahul Gandhi’s ways of Understanding the Problems

Rahul Gandhi – a dynamic and promising Indian leader is on the right move to understand the root cause of the problem in India, which is snubbed by many politicians, civil service officers, army officers and many other leaders. One needs to appreciate and adopt his ideology of understanding the problem to solve the problem from the root. Rahul Gandhi’s ways of understanding the problems can solved any kinds of problem in this world; no problem in this world is too difficult to solve with understanding – whether Dalits, Naxalites, Insurgent or any other problems. We know that even a small problem become a critical problem when we try to solve the problem superficially without understanding the root cause of the problem. Trying to remove the problem superficially is only like trimming the branches without removing from the root of the tree.

Recently the UP Congress leaders are following Rahul Gandhi’s ways of understanding the problem; the districts units of the congress have organized community lunches and held conventions on 2nd October – Mahatma Gandhi’s birth Anniversary; to understand the problems of the Dalits and make them aware of the central welfare schemes launched for them. Rahul Gandhi stayed in Bundelkhand and Amethi to study and familiar himself about the problems. He also stayed in the home of a Dalit in Shravasti district and interacted with the people in the district to assess the problem and to have better understanding the problem at the grass root level. (DC)

P.B. Salim, an IAS officer is another exceptional officer in India who is trying to understand the problem of the tribal people in India. He stayed in ten tribal settlements in Lalgarh (WB), eating and dancing with them and even sleeping in their thatched huts. He said that the best way to defeat Maoist is by bringing development to tribal region. (ENS)

We have the long pending problem of J&K but only a few politicians try to understand the root cause and problem. We also have the northeastern insurgent problems but for the last few decades, the central government is trying to solve the problem only superficially; sitting in Delhi without understanding the root cause of the problem cannot remove the problem from the root. Today we have another great problem coming up from the Naxalites but the central government is not considering seriously in untangling the problem last one decade and now the problem is gradually blooming with beautiful flowers. Is it necessary to strike the problem with the might of the Indian army or with the state police personnel forces? Can’t we go Rahul Gandhi’s ways of understanding the problem to solve amicably? The more we come to interact and deliberate with the people, the more we understand better the problem and we can solve the problem from the root.

Rahul Gandhi’s way of understanding the problem will have a great impact in every problem and every concern authority – may be in the central government, state or block level may need to adopt his ways of understanding and try to solve the problem from the root. Solving the problem superficially will never end the problem and it will continue to exist and develop further unless the problem is removed from the root.

– Dr. R.B. Thohe Pou

MNS Screams and Terrorists Celebrate in India

Raj Thackeray was from Shiv Sena party but due to hunger of political power and leadership – he had deflected from Shiv Sena and formed a new party known as Maharashtra Nanirman Sena (MNS). MNS is a very new party as compares to Congress and BJP but it is old as Shiv Sena since the ideology of MNS is same as Shiv Sena – and it’s just a copycat as told by Shiv Sena Chief – Uddhav Thackeray.

Different politicians have different ideology – some politicians want to become popular through their notoriety – by means of vandalizing the government properties and creating nuisance to the public, while others want to become popular through their non-violence – with their altruistic work for the people. We have the liberty to propagate our own ideology but an ideology and thirst of power like Hitler is destructive to the people. India has its own constitution and we expect every citizen to respect and obey at the same time having the full rights to enjoy everything under the constitution of India.

If we go according to the constitution of India – every Indian has every right to work and migrate to other states except only those states where there are special conditions. If the MNS is having problem with the outsiders for grasping the peanut salary job and other petty works, and difficult to compete with them, they may need to work harder like those Biharis and UP workers in Maharashtra. Maharashtra is one of the most developed states in India but if the MNS thinks that they cannot compete with those workers from one of the least developed states like Bihar and UP – they may need to have a special reservation like SC/ST for the Marathi speaking people. But the MNS is just underestimating the caliber of the sons of the soil through their violence creating in the state. Earlier the Shiv Sena had tried to drive out the Gujaratis and South Indian and now the MNS wants to drive out the north Indian from Maharashtra. In Assam also the Assamese want to reserve the job for the Assamese and they want to drive out the Hindi-speaking people. There was also problem in Manipur with the Hindi-speaking people. While these incidents happening in Assam and Manipur seem to be the copycat of Shiv Sena ideology and they seem to be emboldened due to earlier Shiv Sena driving out the Gujaratis and south Indian from Maharashtra. So just think – what will be happening in India in the near future if this kind of regionalism commence in all the regions of India.

MNS and outsiders in Mumbai – but who are the outsiders in Mumbai? If the MNS is having problem with the outsiders then they themselves are also the problem. The Mumbai history shows, “only the Koli are the original settlers in Mumbai” (Anil Dharkar). Today if the MNS are laughing to glory – the terrorists group of India (TGI) also celebrating together with them for vandalizing the govt. properties, bashing up the North Indian and trying to create a regional division in India. The news of killing Rahul Raj and Dharamdev Rai in Maharashtra due to MNS related anti-north Indian campaign may be a good news to the TGI since that is the starting point of breaking the unity and integration in India. The TGI also may be laughing to glory with Bajrang Dal, RSS and VHP for torturing, raping and killing the innocent Christians in India not because of they hate the Christians but India will gradually break into different segments like Muslim, Hindu and Christians with the help of those Hindu fundamentalists.

MNS must be happy to learn the poor and helpless North Indians packing their things and leaving Maharashtra with their empty stomach. But it is ironical that the poor and helpless laborer, taxi driver, rickshawala etc were the main target sparing the rich and well settled North Indian in Maharashtra. Why the film actors and businessmen from North Indian were spared? The glory of MNS successful campaign against the north Indian must be celebrating together by TGI as the India is gradually going to disintegrate very soon with such kind of campaign and there can be sovereignty to all the States of India or have a sovereign States of India as – South Indian States, North Indian States, Western Indian States and North Eastern States of India. MNS have the other means to demonstrate against the north Indian but taking the law into their hand only shows their immaturity in dealing the different sensitive issues.

There are many politicians in India who are working for the unity and integration of India. But MNS leaders seem want to create a separate region of Maharashtra. The shortsighted MNS leaders may no see the problems to come in the future because of their present pretty desire of self-glorification but the visionary Terrorists groups of India must be happy with the works of MNS, RSS, VHP, Shiv Sena and Bajrang Dal. The TGI or enemy of India has a great vision that gradually the India can break into Hindu, Muslim, Christian, J&K and North Eastern States. But do the shortsighted leaders of VHP, RSS, Shiv Sena, MNS and Bajrang Dal have the visionary like the terrorists group of India? The TGI must be laughing and celebrating as the North Indians are leaving Maharashtra and many Christians were tortured, rape and killed not because of they hate the north Indian or Christians but Indian is slowly going to disintegrate through this kind of hate campaign and killing.

J&K and North East are not far away from breaking away from main stream of India when the fundamentalists of Hindu leaders and MNS want to have division on region and religion. Which is more serious threat to India’s unity and integration – TGI or north Indian, TGI or Christians or TGI or Muslims? Instead of killing and hate campaign – all the leaders should first fight against the terrorists in India. We also need to fight against the terrorists in India instead of fighting for petty jobs available in the State.

It would be difficult to remove all the outsiders from Mumbai but if they really want to remove the outsiders from Mumbai then they may need to take up some steps like –Unlinking all the railways routes from Maharashtra to other states, stop plying all the flights playing from other states to Maharahstra and stop investing in Maharashtra all those industrialists and MNC from other states and move out from the State. When all the above infrastructures are removed then not a single outsider will be able to come to Maharashtra. But let’s also think of a State without those infrastructures, laborer, taxidriver, rickshawala, Safaiwal etc. According to different writers, the north Indians are more industrious and more productive in their work as compare to the sons of the soil. However if the MNS want those less productive workers with higher wages – there will be not other option except to accept those local workers.

There are many people (esp.TGI) who want to bring disunity and disintegration into religion, regional or cultural region of India. Therefore the presents MNS works and other Hindu fundamentalists’ leaders can play a very important role to disintegrate and bring disunity in India. The MNS should know that when they laugh to glory for their successful plan to remove the north Indian – there are also TGI who are indirectly supporting from their heart – the ideology of MNS to divide into regionalism. When the Hindu fundamentalists attack, rape and kills the innocent Christians in different states, they may be happy too. However there are also TGI who are celebrating together with them for their successful work and their ideology to break the India into religious group of India. All those political and religious leaders who are fighting for petty desire for self-glorification need to realize that it will greatly affect the integration of India and they should not let their enemies laugh and celebrate.

– Dr. R.B. Thohe Pou