Bangalore : Voting in Karnataka for all 28 Lok Sabha seats has begun. Nearly 4.62 crore people are eligible to exercise their franchise in the single-phase election. This Lok Sabha election has become a true battle of prestige for over a dozen leaders from different political parties. As a well known analyst says prestige of these leaders is at stake in this election. Karnataka witnessed intense campaign by both national as well as state bigwigs for a sharply bipolar fight. Among all stalwarts, former prime minister HD Deve Gowda is the senior most. He is fighting his last big battle [...]
Mumbai: The Nationalised banks are so tired and indolent that they may be given 2 holidays a week, without reducing salaries. This change in working schedules may come force from the beginning of a new economic year, as on 01-04-2012, according to reliable source.
The state Bank of India and its companions will first have the privilege to work less, and relax more.
The proposal for new holidays has been sent by Indian Banks Association through Reserve Bank of India, to the Central Government for approval, it is said here.
The Union Govt has the final say in the matter, but it is more or less certain approve the change in working days. The RBI publish the timings of its “cash transaction hours” later on for public convenience.
Several officers under the Union Govt. are already observing a five day week in the country. The state Govts, have a second Saturday as a holiday. IBA had proposed much earlier to the RBI to sanction a 5-day week without a response. This time it may succeed in securing positive results.