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INS Vikramaditya inducted into Navy

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INS Vikramaditya inducted into Navy
Defence Minister AK Antony on board INS Vikramaditya (Admiral Gorshkov) during its induction into the Indian Navy at the Sevmash Shipyard in Russia on Saturday.
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: Defence Minister AK Antony on board INS Vikramaditya (Admiral Gorshkov) during its induction into the Indian Navy at the Sevmash Shipyard in Russia on Saturday. PTI
Severodvinsk (Russia), November 16
The much-awaited $2.3 billion aircraft carrier, INS Vikramaditya, was today inducted into the Indian Navy in a strategic boost to India's maritime warfare capabilities.
The 44,500-tonne warship was commissioned into the Navy at the Sevmash Shipyard in this northern Arctic port at a handing over ceremony attended by Defence Minister AK Antony, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin and senior government and naval officials of the two countries.
The Russian flag on the vessel was lowered and the flag of the Indian Navy was raised in its place. In a traditional Indian ritual, a coconut was broken against the ship's side. The commissioning papers were signed by deputy director of Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport, Igor Sevastyanov and ship’s captain Suraj Berry, Russia’s RIA Novosti news agency reported. The carrier will be escorted to India on a near two-month voyage. — PTI
Will take 2 months to reach India

  • The 44,500-tonne INS Vikramaditya was commissioned in the presence of Defence Minister AK Antony and Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin
  • The warship was first scheduled to be delivered in 2008, but the deadline was repeatedly postponed
  • The carrier will now be escorted on a two-month voyage by a group of warships to its base at Karwar in India.

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Railway Minister Congratulates Legendary Crickter Sachin Tendulkar and Eminent Scientist Prof.C.N.R.Rao for Bharat Ratna Award.

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Railway Minister Congratulates Legendary Crickter Sachin Tendulkar and Eminent Scientist Prof.C.N.R.Rao for Bharat Ratna Award.
The Minister of Railways, Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has congratulated legendary cricketer Sachin Tendulkar and eminent scientist Professor C.N.R. Rao on being selected for the “Bharat Ratna Award.”

In a congratulatory message to Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar, Shri Kharge said that Sachin has been hailed as a true Ambassador of India in the world of sports and his contribution and unmatched achievements in sports will always be remembered. Shri Kharge said that Sachin won glory for India and his life and career will be a great source of inspiration for millions of youth in India and abroad. Conferring India’s highest civilian award on him will go a long way in promoting sports and encouraging sportspersons in the country, the Railway Minister added. Shri Kharge hoped that Sachin would continue to provide guidance to Indian cricket and budding cricketers in the years to come.

Congratulating Professor C.N.R. Rao, Shri Kharge said that Professor Rao is a well recognised international authority on solid state and materials chemistry. Professor Rao has enriched the scientific world through his thousand research papers and many published books. Professor Rao has been contributing immensely in his capacity as the current Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. Professor Rao has many National and Internationals awards to his credit. “Bharat Ratna Award” to him will motivate and inspire scientists, researchers, academicians and students in a big way. This is also a moment of pride and honour for Karnataka, which professor Rao belongs to, the Railway Minister added.

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(Release ID :100648)

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Suggestions for terms of reference of 7th CPC with respect to Pensioners

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Suggestions for terms of reference of 7th CPC with respect to Pensioners
1  To examine with a view to having a proper pension structure for pensioners and family pensioners both past and future so that all pensioners irrespective of pre retirement status get equal percentage rise in pension through full parity as well as through normal consolidation.

2  To examine the existing pension structure including death-cum-retirement, commutation of pension and other terminal or recurring benefits, upholding the principal of Parity in Pension between past and future pensioners as recommended by V CPC and make recommendations there to be effective from 01.01.2006.

3  To consider the merger of Dearness Relief wef 1.1.2011 and grant of suitable Interim Relief with immediate effect.

4  To consider the unimplemented recommendation of 5th & 6th CPC.

5  To consider enhancement of% of pension & family pension

6  To examine various health schemes in the light of apex court judgments on the subject & suggest improvements so that all pensioners including those of all India services like IAS, irrespective of pre retirement status get hassle free medical facilities at par .

7  To examine FMA with reference to prevailing market conditions & to suggest enhancement w/o any distance restriction.

8  To examine the scheme of excratia payment to SRPF and CPF retirees and to concider and enhancement in it to the level of minimum pension.

9  These recommendations will  to apply all Central Government Pensioners,Ex servicemen,Pensioners of those PSUs like Prashar Bharti,BSNL,MTNL,FCI consttuted by absorbing the respective Departmental Employees.
Source : Bharat Pensioners Samaj

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