American humour


Some Amusing, Funny and Thought Provoking Quotations of Benjamin Franklin [1705-1790]
In the great tradition of American humour, the title of "First American Humorist" rightfully belongs to Benjamin Franklin. He was the beginning of a long line of writers who created a uniquely American form of humour filled with clever wit, folksy wisdom, and a generous portion of irreverence.
In his Poor Richard’s Almanac, Franklin wrote many clever sayings which are still part of our cultural heritage today. At 26, Franklin published the first edition of Poor Richard’s Almanac under the pseudonym Richard Saunders.

Remember that time is money. A little neglect may breed mischief: for want of a nail, the shoe was lost; for want of a shoe the horse was lost; and for want of a horse the rider was lost. A penny saved is a penny earned. Any fool can criticise, condemn and complain and most fools do. Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. Fish and visitors smell in three days. Genius without education is like silver in the mine. ~ God helps them that help themselves. Haste makes waste. Hide not your talents. They for use were made. What’s a sundial in the shade? It is hard for an empty bag to stand upright. Little strokes fell great oaks. Never leave that till to-morrow which you can do to-day. Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Well done is better than well said. In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes. There never was a good war nor a bad peace. Never contradict anybody. Ben Franklin experts question whether, in fact, he wrote all his humorous lines. Some believe he researched them and revamped them into his own inimitable style. Whatever the truth Will and Guy are certain that they are witty.


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: காணிக்கை

தொழிலதிபர் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன் என்றால் விருதுநகர் வட்டாரத்தில் மிகவும் பிரசித்தம். விருதுநகர் என்ன, தமிழ்நாடு முழுவதுமே சமீபகாலமாக அவர் பிரபலமடைந்து வருகிறாரே! வாரப் பத்திரிகைகளில் கவர் ஸ்டோரி, தொலைக்காட்சிகளில் நேரடிப் பேட்டி என, பொதுஜனங்களுக்கு அவரை அறிமுகம் செய்துவைப்பதில் போட்டாபோட்டிதான். சமையல் எண்ணெய், பருப்புவகைகள், உயர் ரக மளிகைச் சாமான்கள் என அவரது நிறுவனத் தயாரிப்புகள் பலரது சமையலறைகளுக்குள் நுழைந்து, அவரது புகழையும் மணம் கமழச் செய்கின்றன.

சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன் பரம்பரைப் பணக்காரர் அல்ல. அதற்காக தடாலடியாகப் பணம் சேர்த்த, தாதாத்தனங்கள் கொண்ட திடீர் பணக்காரரும் அல்ல. செங்கற்களை அடுக்கி,கட்டடம் எழுப்புவதுபோல் படிப்படியாக உழைப்பினாலும், திறமையினாலும் முன்னுக்கு வந்தவர். அவருக்குத் தனது உழைப்பு, திறமை இவற்றைவிட வேறு ஒரு விஷயத்தில் மிகுந்த நம்பிக்கை உண்டு. அது, திருப்பதி பாலாஜி.

திருப்பதி சென்று திரும்பி வந்தால் திருப்பம் நேரும் என்று பெருமாள் பக்தர்கள் கூறுவது, சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன் வாழ்க்கையில் நூற்றுக்குநூறு நிஜம். அவரது மறைந்த நண்பன் கோவிந்தசாமிதான் 15 வருடங்களுக்கு முன்பு முதன்முறையாக அவரைத் திருப்பதிக்கு அழைத்துச் சென்றவன். கூட்டிச் சென்ற கோவிந்தசாமிக்கு கோவிந்தா சாமி கொட்டிக் கொடுத்தாரோ இல்லையோ, கூடச் சென்ற சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனுக்கு திருப்திகரமான திருப்பங்களைக் கொடுத்தார். அதற்குப் பிரதி நடவடிக்கையாக, அவர் ஆண்டுதோறும் ஒரு கணிசமான தொகையை திருப்பதி உண்டியலில் சேர்ப்பது வழக்கம்.

இப்போதும் தனக்கு ஏற்றம் தரும் ஏழுமலையானைத் தரிசித்து அவருக்கு காணிக்கையைச் செலுத்துவதற்காக காரில் பயணமானார் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன். டிரைவர் பல முறை சாரி கேட்டு, அவசர வேலையாக ஊருக்குச் சென்றுவிட்டதால், காரை அவரது நண்பனும் கம்பெனி ஆடிட்டருமான ராமபத்ரன் ஓட்டிவந்தார். ராமபத்ரன் கிண்டல் பேர்வழி. ஆரம்பகாலத்தில் திருப்பதிக்குக் கூட வரும்போது, “ஏம்பா உன் ஸ்லீப்பிங் பார்ட்னருக்கு டிவிடெண்ட் கொடுக்கவா?” என சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனிடம் கேலி செய்வார். இல்லையேல், “என்னப்பா, ‘உயர்’ அதிகாரிக்கு கமிஷன் கொடுக்கப் போலாமா?” எனச் சீண்டுவார். இதற்கெல்லாம் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன் அசைந்துகொடுப்பதில்லை. “எனது வளமான வாழ்க்கைக்கு வெங்கடேசப் பெருமாள்தான் காரணம். யார் கேலி பேசினாலும் நான் ஏற்கெனவே அவர்கிட்ட பிரார்த்தனை செய்த மாதிரி வருஷாவருஷம் எனது காணிக்கையைக் கொடுத்துட்டேதான் இருப்பேன்” என்று கூலாக பதிலளிப்பார்.

சென்னை மாநகரைத் தாண்டி ஆந்திர எல்லையைத் தொட இருந்தபோது, கார் திடீரென மக்கர் செய்தது. புஸ் புஸ் என்று சப்தத்துடன் ஏதோ ஒரு கிராமப்பகுதியில் நின்றுவிட்டது. சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனின் டிரைவர், தான் இந்த முறை திருப்பதி வரவில்லை என்பதால், வழக்கத்தைவிட கூடுதல் கவனத்துடன் காரை சர்வீஸுக்கு விட்டு, பெட்ரோலை நிரப்பி, எல்லாவற்றையும் சரிபார்த்துதான் ஒப்படைத்தான். பிறகு எப்படி?

பேச்சு சுவாரஸ்யத்தில் திருப்பதிக்குச் செல்லும் சரியான பாதையை விட்டு, வேறு எங்கோ கார் வந்திருப்பது அப்போதுதான் தெரிந்தது. பக்கத்தில் மெக்கானிக் ஷாப் ஏதும் இருக்குமா? சரியான நெடுஞ்சாலைக்கு எப்படிப் போவது? சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனுக்கு சென்டிமென்டாக, தான் முதன்முதலாக திருப்பதிக்குப்போன ஜூலை மாதம் 2-ம் தேதி பாலாஜியை தரிசித்தாக வேண்டும். இதுவரை வழியில் எந்த இடைஞ்சலும் வந்ததில்லை. சொகுசாகத்தான் வருவார். தரிசனத்துக்குப் பின் ஒவ்வோர் ஆண்டும் வளர்ச்சியும் பிரமாதமாக இருக்கும்.

சே! இந்தமுறை இப்படி நடுவழியில் மாட்டிக் கொண்டோமே என சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனுக்கு அவரது இயல்பை மீறி ஆத்திரமும் ஏமாற்றமும் பொங்கி வந்தது. “அந்த முட்டா டிரைவருக்கு லீவு கொடுக்காம, வாடான்னு சொல்லியிருக்கணும். அவன் கூட வந்திருந்தா வழியும் தப்பியிருக்காது. ஏதாவது சரிபண்ணி கூட்டிப்போயிருப்பான். இப்போ ஒரு மணி நேரமா சும்மா நிக்கறோமே”என்று புலம்பினார்.

“கோபப்படாதே சங்கரகிருஷ்ணா, எல்லாம் உன் பெருமாள் விளையாட்டுதான்” என்று அப்போதும் கிண்டலடித்தார் ராமபத்ரன். “சரி, சரி, பக்கத்துல எங்காவது விசாரிப்போம்”என்று கூறி சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனை அழைத்துக்கொண்டு அவர் சற்று நடந்துவந்தபோது பக்கவாட்டில் பழமையான, சற்று சிதிலமடைந்த கோவில் ஒன்று தென்பட்டது.“வாப்பா, இந்த சாமிட்ட பிரார்த்தனை செஞ்சுட்டு, அந்த சாமியைப் பாக்கறதுக்கு உபாயம் தேடுவோம்” என்றார் ராமபத்ரன். சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனால் தட்ட முடியவில்லை. ஏதாவது வழி கிடைக்குமே என்ற எண்ணத்தோடு, ஏதோ ஒன்று அந்தக் கோவில்பால் அவரை ஈர்த்தது.

அருகே சென்றபோது சிதிலமடையத் தொடங்கியுள்ள அந்தக் கோவில் சிவன் கோவில் எனத் தெரிந்தது. வாசலிலேயே பட்டர், இவர்களுக்காகக் காத்திருந்தவர்போல் நின்றிருந்தார். “வாங்கோ, வாங்கோ” என வாய் நிறைய சிரிப்போடு வரவேற்றார்.“என்னமோ தெரியலை, வழக்கமா பத்து மணிக்கு நடை சாத்திருவேன். ஏன்னா பெரிசா ஒண்ணும் ஆள் வரமாட்டா. உங்களைப்போல பெரிய மனுசா இங்க வர்ரதே அபூர்வம். இன்னைக்கு எம்பையனோட காலேஜ் அட்மிஷன் விஷயமா பெரிய மனுஷா ஒருத்தரைப் பார்க்கணும். என் பையன் வர்ரதுக்காக காத்துண்டுருக்கும்போதுதான் உங்களைப் பார்க்க முடிஞ்சது. எல்லாம் ஈஸ்வர சங்கல்பம். வாங்கோ, உள்ளபோய் சுவாமியை தரிசிக்கலாம்” என்றார் பட்டர்.

நல்ல அருமையான கோவில்தான். ஆனால் அங்கங்கே புதர் மண்டிக் கிடந்தது. ஏதாவது சோழனோ, பல்லவனோ கட்டியிருக்கணும். அது சரிதான் என்பதைப்போல, “சார்! இது ஆந்திராவை ஒட்டி தொண்டை மண்டலமா இருந்தாலும், இதைக் கட்டினவன் சோழ மன்னன். குலோத்துங்கச் சோழன்னு சொல்றா. ஆனா, கல்வெட்டு எதுவும் அகப்படலை” என்றார் பட்டர்.

“புராணப்படி பார்த்தா, இது விஷ்ணு கூர்ம அவதாரம் எடுத்தபோது இங்க லிங்கப் பிரதிஷ்டை செஞ்சு, ஈஸ்வரனை வழிபட்டதா சொல்றா. சுவாமி பேரு கூட கூர்மேஸ்வரர்தான். இதைப்போல சென்னைல கச்சாலீஸ்வரர் கோவிலும், சிங்கப் பெருமாள் கோவில் பக்கத்துல திருக்கச்சூர்ல கச்சபேஸ்வரர் கோவிலும் இருக்கு. கூர்மம், கச்சாலம், கச்சபம் எல்லாமே ஆமையோட சம்ஸ்கிருதப் பேரு. விஷ்ணு கூர்ம அவதாரத்துல சிவபெருமானை வழிபட்ட ஸ்தலம்கறதுனால இந்த இடத்துக்கு கூர்மேஸ்வரம்னு ஒரு பேரு இருக்கு” என்று மேலும் தொடர்ந்தார் பட்டர்.

அப்போது, சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனைப் பார்த்துச் சிரித்தார் ராமபத்ரன். பார்த்தியா நீ கும்படற பெருமாளே, சிவலிங்கத்தைக் கும்பிட்டாராம்னு கேலி செய்வதுபோல் இருந்தது அவரது சிரிப்பு. இதற்கும் பட்டரின் வார்த்தைகள் மூலமே பதில் வந்தது. “எல்லா பகவானும் சமம்னு சொல்றதே தப்பு. ஏன்னா, பகவான் ஒருத்தர்தான். அவர்தான் நமக்காக பல ரூபங்கள்ல காட்சி தரார். அவா அவா கும்படற சாமி மேல நல்ல பக்தியும் நம்பிக்கையும் வேணும்கிறதுக்காக பெருமாள் சிவனைக் கும்பிட்டார்னும், சிவன் சில இடங்கள்ல பெருமாளைக் கும்பிட்டார்னும் புராணங்கள் சொல்றது. பேதங்களெல்லாம் மனுஷா மனசுலதான். பகவான் ஒருத்தரேதான். அதோட நாம செய்யற நல்ல செயல்களுக்கும், நம்பிக்கைக்கும் ஏத்தாப்பலதான், நம்ம உழைப்புக்கும் தகுந்தபடி பகவான் அருளறார்” என்றார் பட்டர். சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனனுக்கு மட்டுமின்றி ராமபத்ரன் மனதிலும் பட்டரைப் பற்றி உயர்ந்த எண்ணம் எழுந்தது.

தரிசனம் முடிந்ததும் ஆரத்தித் தட்டில் 1000 ரூபாய் போட்டார் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன். ஆரத்தி ஜோதியை விட அதிகமாக, பட்டரின் கண்கள் ஜொலித்தன. கோவில் பிரகாரத்தைச் சுற்றிவிட்டு மீண்டும் ஈஸ்வரன் சன்னதி நோக்கி சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனும்,ராமபத்ரனும் வந்தனர். அப்போது, பட்டருடன் யாரோ பேசும் சப்தம் கேட்டது.

“அப்பா, இந்த முறையாவது நாம பார்க்கப்போற மாமா, கடன் கொடுத்துடுவாரா?இதுவரை நாலு முறை போயாச்சு!” என்று பட்டரிடம், அருகில் நின்றுகொண்டிருந்த பையன் கேட்டதன் மூலம் அவன், பட்டரின் பையன் என்பது புரிந்தது. “நம்பிக்கையை விடாதப்பா. எப்படியும் ஈஸ்வரன் கைகொடுப்பான். நமக்குக் கொடுப்பினை இருந்தா எப்படியும் 5 லட்சம் கிடைச்சுரும். நீ ஆசைப்பட்டபடி என்ஜினீயரிங் காலேஜ் சேர்ந்திரலாம்” என்றார் பட்டர். “எனக்காக வேணாம்பா, நியாயம், நேர்மை, பக்தி,பகவான் கைங்கர்யம்னு இருக்கற உங்களுக்காகவாவது நமக்குத் தேவைப்படறபோது பகவான் பணம் கொடுத்து உதவ வேண்டாமா? நான் கட்ஆஃப் மார்க் 190 எடுத்திருந்தாலும் டொனேஷன் கொடுத்தாதான் காலேஜ்ல சேரமுடியும்கற நிலைமை எதுக்கு?” என்றான் படபடப்புடன் பையன். “அப்படிப் பேசாதப்பா, பகவான் எல்லாத்துக்கும் கணக்கு வெச்சுருப்பான். அவனண்ட நம்ம பாரத்தை போட்டுட்டு அவனே கதின்னு இருப்போம். நல்லது நடக்கும்” என்றார் பட்டர்.

இருவரின் உரையாடலையும் கேட்டபடியே சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனும் ராமபத்ரனும் அங்கு வந்து சேர்ந்தார்கள். “இங்க பக்கத்துல ஏதாவது மெக்கானிக் ஷாப் இருக்குமா?” என்று கேட்டார் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன். “சார் அப்போ அங்க நிக்கறது உங்க காரா கவலைப்படாதீங்க சார். பக்கத்துலதான் மெக்கானிக் ஒருத்தர் இருக்கார். நான் சைக்கிள்ல போய் கூட்டிண்டு வரேன்” என்று கூறி பதிலுக்குக்கூட காத்திராமல் சிட்டாய் பறந்தான் பையன்.

சற்று நேரம் நிலவிய அமைதியைக் கலைத்தபடி, ஒரு விண்ணப்பம் என்று இழுத்தார் பட்டர். “அடடா, ஆயிரம் ரூபாயை தட்டுல போட்டதும் பட்டருக்கு பணத்தாசை வந்துவிட்டதா, அவர் பையனுக்குக்கூட காலேஜ் அட்மிஷன் அது இது என்றாரே!”என்ற எண்ணம் சற்று அசூயையுடன் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன் மனத்தில் எழுந்தது. ஆனால்,பட்டர் கேட்ட உதவி, சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனை அசரவைத்தது.

“நீங்களே பார்த்திருப்பேள். இந்தப் புராதனக் கோவில் கம்பீரமா இருந்தாலும், ரொம்ப சிதிலமாயி்ட்டது. நல்ல வருமானமுள்ள கோவில்னா கவர்ன்மென்ட் எடுத்துப்பா,கல்வெட்டு, புதைபொருள்னு ஏதாவது கிடைச்சதுன்னா ஆர்க்கியாலஜியாவது எடுத்துப்பா. ஆனா இது ரெண்டுக்கும் வழியில்லாத கோவில். நீங்க பெரிய மனசோட ஆயிரம் ரூபாய் கொடுத்திருக்கேள்..” என்று சொல்லி தொண்டையைச் செருமிக்கொண்டார் பட்டர்.

“உங்களப் பார்த்தா பெரிய கம்பெனி ஓனர் மாதிரி இருக்கு. நீங்க சொந்தமாவோ இல்ல உங்க கம்பெனி மூலமாவோ இந்தக் கோவிலுக்கு மராமத்து செய்து திருப்பணி செய்யலாம். முடியுமா?” என்று கேட்டார் பட்டர்.

பட்டரின் பண்பான வார்த்தைகள், அவரது சுயநலமில்லாத பொதுநலம் எல்லாம் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணனைக் கவர்ந்தன. “செய்துடலாம் சாமி, கோவில் சுவரைப் புதுப்பிச்சு பெயின்ட் எல்லாம் அடிக்க ஒரு லட்சம் ஆகும்ணு நெனக்கறேன். என் கம்பெனி நன்கொடையா அதைப் பண்ணிடறேன். கோவில் திருப்பணி உபயம் – பெருமாள் பிரசாதம் அன் கோ-ன்னு ஒரு போர்டு மட்டும் வெச்சுக்க அனுமதி கொடுங்க” என்றார் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன், சற்று விளம்பர உத்தியையும் மனத்தில் வைத்தபடி.

“ஆகா, பேஷ் பேஷ்! சிவன் கோவிலுக்கு உபயம் பெருமாள் பிரசாதம். ரொம்ப அருமை. அண்ணா பேரு என்ன?” என்று கேட்டார் பட்டர். ‘சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன்’ என்று பதில் வந்ததும் “பார்த்தேளா? உங்க பெயரே, அரியும் சிவனும் ஒண்ணுங்கற பெரியவா வாக்குக்கு ஏத்த மாதிரி இருக்கு” என்று மகிழ்ந்தார்.

இந்த மனிதரிடம்தான் எத்தனை ஞானம், பண்பு என்று வியந்தபடி, “சாமீ, திரும்ப ஒரு தர ஆரத்தி காட்ட முடியுமா?” என்று கேட்டார் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன். ‘ஓ காட்டிடலாமே’என்று அவர், சுவாமிக்கு ஆரத்தி காட்டிவிட்டு, இருவர் பக்கமும் தட்டை நீட்ட, அதில் கட்டுக் கட்டாய் திருப்பதி கோவிலுக்கு காணிக்கை செலுத்துவதற்காக வைத்திருந்த 5 லட்சம் ரூபாயைப் போட்டார் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன். “அடடா நீங்கதான் கம்பெனி செலவுல திருப்பணி செய்யறேன்னு சொன்னேளே? இப்போ இந்தப் பணத்தை தட்டுல போட்டிருக்கேளே? இதை எப்படி நான் காபந்து பண்ணுவேன்? நீங்களே வெச்சிருந்து திருப்பணி செய்யுங்கோ!” என்று பதறினார் பட்டர்.

“இருக்கட்டும். இருக்கட்டும். திருப்பணியை என் கம்பெனி செலவுல செஞ்சுடறேன். இது உங்க பையன் என்ஜினீயரிங் காலேஜ்ல சேர நான் உங்களுக்குக் கொடுக்கற காணிக்கை” என்றார் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன். கண்ணில் நீர்க்கோர்க்க நன்றிகூட சொல்ல முடியாமல் பரிதவித்துக் கொண்டிருந்த பட்டரிடம், “சாமி உங்க பையன் பேரு என்ன?”என்று கேட்டார் சங்கரகிருஷ்ணன். “பாலாஜி” என்று பதில் கூறினார் அந்தக் கோவிலின் பட்டர் பரமேஸ்வர குருக்கள்.


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7th pay Commission


7th Pay Commission announced – Focus on 7th CPC

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 10:07 PM PDT

7th Pay Commission announced – Focus on 7th CPC

The central government today announced the constitution of Seventh Pay Commission which will benefit about 50 lakhs central government employees and more than 30 lakhs pensioners all over India.

The Finance Minister after getting approved from the Prime Minister announced the decisions. The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016.The Central Government constitutes Pay Commission every ten years to revise the pay scales for its employees and it is implemented with some modifications by some states. This announcement has created a joyous atmosphere among the employees and are eagerly waiting for its details.

50% DA Merge
From now, the longstanding question of merging 50% DA with the Basic Pay stands unanswered and the importance of it is slightly decreased.

Who will be the head of committee
Who will be the head of committee the employees are now awaits the announcement regarding who will head the constitution and its members.

Focus on 7th CPC
In VII CPC the anomaly committee should rectify all anomalies in quick time rather than taking long years.

The merger of 50% DA which was announced in V CPC was not mentioned in the VI CPC . But in VII CPC, employees are expecting the merger of DA and Pay revision in between 10 years.

Final Words
This announcement may trigger in rise in prices right from the vegetable vendor to all other things.

Source: www.7thcpcnews.blogspot.in
[http://7thcpcnews.blogspot.in/2013/09/7th-pay-commission-announced-focus-on.html]

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Press Statement of Confederation regarding the declaration of 7th CPC

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 07:13 AM PDT

Press Statement of Confederation regarding the declaration of 7th CPC

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
(Central Head Quarters)
1st Floor, North Avenue Post office Building, New Delhi – 110001

Dated – 25.09.2013

PRESS STATEMENT

Central Government has announced the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission. Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has been raising this demand before the Government right from 2011 onwards and has conducted series of agitational programmes including Parliament March and one day nationwide strike on 12th December 2012.

While welcoming the decision of the Government, we are disappointed to note that our demand for five years wage revision w.e.f. 01.01.2011 and merger of DA has not been considered favourably by the Government. When the public sector employees are given five years wage revision and the erosion in real wages has reached an all time high due to steep price rise, grant of five year wage revision to Central Government employees is fully justified. Similarly every time the Government appointed pay commission merger of DA was also granted. This time Government has not acceded the demand for merger of DA with pay now. Thus by appointing pay commission employees will not be getting any financial benefit now. The demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of the 7th CPC and grant of merger of DA to GDS is also pending.

In view of the above, the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers urge upon the Government to consider the above demands also favourably failing which the confederation shall be constrained go for further agitational programmes.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

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Confederation news about the announcement of 7th CPC – The Secretary General congratulate the entire Central Government employees…

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 06:28 AM PDT

Confederation news about the announcement of 7th CPC – The Secretary General congratulate the entire Central Government employees…

7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
ANNOUNCED BY THE GOVERNMENT

Central Government today announced the constitution of the 7th CPC. Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has been demanding appointment of 7th CPC right from 2011 onwards. We have conducted continuous agitational programmes including Parliament March and also one day nationwide strike on 12th December 2012. After 12th December Strike we have decided to go for indefinite strike and strike ballot is also announced. We congratulate the entire Central Government employees who rallied behind Confederation. Confederation is the only organization which has conducted serious agitation demanding constitution of 7th CPC.

Government has not yet announced the Chairman, Committee members etc of the 7th CPC and also terms of reference. Further our demand for merger of DA, giving effect from 01.01.2011, inclusion of three lakhs Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC, granting DA merger to GDS and settlement of other demands in the 15 points Charter of Demands are also pending. Before announcing the terms of reference of 7th CPC. If Government is not ready to accept our above demands, Confederation National Executive will meet shortly and shall decide for further course of action.

ANNOUNCEMENT OF 7TH CPC IS ONE STEP FORWARD AND IT IS THE VICTORY OF THE WORKERS WHO FOUGHT FOR IT.

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7th CPC News – First separate pay commission for Indian military: NDTV News

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 06:20 AM PDT

First separate pay commission for Indian military: NDTV News

Government to set up first separate pay commission for Indian military: NDTV

New Delhi: India’s armed forces are likely to have their own pay panel for the first time since independence.

This comes as the government prepares to set up the seventh Pay Commission to decide on salary hikes for the 50 lakh central government employees, ahead of state polls and national elections due by May. The pay panel’s recommendations are expected to be implemented from January 2016.

All three military chiefs had written to the Defence Minister last year, asking for pay parity with civilian employees. The armed forces have also been demanding the one rank one pension and one rank one pay rule.

They are also pushing for fixing rank pay and fixing pay structure for jawans and junior commissioned officers (JCOs).

In June last year, Defence Minister AK Antony had reportedly written to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on "growing discontent among the services personnel due to the anomalies in payment and salaries."

Mr Antony had said that service personnel, ex-servicemen and pensioners were "equally agitated" and suggested that corrective action be taken or "things may take a bad turn."

A month later, the PM set up a four-member committee of secretaries, headed by the Cabinet Secretary, to look into the demands. The armed forces had then objected to the absence of military representation on the committee. Later, some of the anomalies were corrected, and the government had promised a separate pay commission for the armed forces.

Government salaries had been substantially hiked under the sixth pay commission headed by Justice BN Srikrishna. The revised pays fixed the salary of the Cabinet Secretary at Rs 90,000 a month and Secretary at Rs 80,000 per month, while making Rs 6,660 as the minimum entry level salary.

Source: NDTV
[http://www.ndtv.com/article/india/government-to-set-up-first-separate-pay-commission-for-indian-military-423434]

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Prime Minister Approves the Constitution of Seventh Central Pay Commission; Recommendations are Likely to be implemented with effect from 1st January, 2016

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 06:31 AM PDT

Prime Minister Approves the Constitution of Seventh Central Pay Commission; Recommendations are Likely to be implemented with effect from 1st January, 2016

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance

25-September-2013 11:50 IST

FM: Prime Minister Approves the Constitution of Seventh Central Pay Commission; Recommendations are Likely to be implemented with effect from 1st January, 2016

The Finance Minister Shri P.Chidambaram in a statement said here today that the Prime Minister has approved the constitution of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

The fourth, fifth and sixth Central Pay Commissions’ recommendations were implemented as follows:
4th CPC 1.1.1986
5th CPC 1.1.1996
6th CPC 1.1.2006

The average time taken by a Pay Commission to submit its recommendations has been about two years. Accordingly, allowing about two years for the 7th CPC to submit its report, the recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from 1.1.2016.

The names of the Chairperson and members as well as the terms of reference (ToR) of the 7th Pay Commission will be finalised and announced shortly after consultation with major stakeholders.

Related posts…

7th CPC News : 7th Pay Commission Projected Pay Scale

7th CPC News : Short Description about Sixth Pay Commission

7th CPC News : Fourth CPC pay scale and Fifth Pay commission

7th CPC News : First CPC to Third CPC Pay Scales

Set up 7th Pay Commission – ‘Basic pay should be increased by at least 50% in the next pay commission…’ – AIRF

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7th Pay Commission – Central Government approved to constitute 7th CPC to Central Government Employees

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 08:03 PM PDT

7th Pay Commission – Central Government approved to constitute 7th CPC to Central Government Employees

Central Government has decided and announced suddenly the approval to constitute Seventh Central Pay Commission to Central Government Employees…


This announcement is unexpected to all including Federations and Unions…


Confederation Press Release on the announcement of 7th CPC

Central Government has announced the constitution of 7th Central Pay Commission. Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has been raising this demand before the Government right from 2011 onwards and has conducted series of agitational programmes including Parliament March and one day nationwide strike on 12th December 2012.

While welcoming the decision of the Government, we are disappointed to note that our demand for five years wage revision w.e.f. 01.01.2011 and merger of DA has not been considered favourably by the Government. When the public sector employees are given five years wage revision and the erosion in real wages has reached an all time high due to steep price rise, grant of five year wage revision to Central Government employees is fully justified. Similarly every time the Government appointed pay commission merger of DA was also granted. This time Government has not acceded the demand for merger of DA with pay now. Thus by appointing pay commission employees will not be getting any financial benefit now. The demand for inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of the 7th CPC and grant of merger of DA to GDS is also pending.

In view of the above, the National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers urge upon the Government to consider the above demands also favourably failing which the confederation shall be constrained go for further agitational programmes.

AIRF Message on the announcement of 7th CPC
Dear Comrades,
Due to the pressure of your Federation during General Council Meeting held on 13.09.2013 at New Delhi & decision taken for strike ballot in that meeting, Govt has conceded to the demand of setting up of 7th Pay Commission. It is a great victory of All India Railwaymen’s Federation. Congratulations to you and your families on this achievement……Click for Notice of constitution of VII Pay Commission.

NFIR Message on the announcement of 7th CPC
Pursuant to the demand raised by NFIR before the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Finance Minister, Railway Minister etc through several letters, demonstrations and charter of demands, NFIR feels happy to inform all railway employees that the Government of India has approved toady setting up of 7th Pay Commission for the employees of Central Government including railway employees. NFIR further conveys that the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission shall be made effective from 01/01/2016.

Message on the announcement of 7th CPC – Postal Pensioners Association
We on behalf of the All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association express that the Government also should come forward to include the items of Pensioners in the terms of reference and that there should be an opportunity for the Pensioners Organizations to express their opinions on this before finalisation of the terms of references. We the All India Postal & RMS Pensioners Association also feels disappointed that while the Government has come forward to accept the demand of the CG Employees Organisations has kept silent on the vital issue of merger of 50% DA with the Basic Pay for the serving the Government Employees and with the Basic Pension for the Pensioners. This demand is very important in the background of the escalating prices of all essential commodities and the real value of pension and pay have got reduced very much. We request the Government to come forward to take a positive decision on the issue of merger of DA / DR as the case may be and also request all organisations of CG Employees and the Pensioners to raise their voice strongly demanding the merger of DA immediately.

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Flash News about 7th CPC – Central Govt announces 7th CPC for Central Government Employees

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 02:35 AM PDT

Flash News about 7th CPC – Central Govt announces 7th CPC for Central Government Employees

Cong welcomes constitution of 7th Pay Commission

Welcoming the constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission, Congress on Wednesday recalled that the BJP-led NDA government had “rejected” the legitimate formation of the Sixth Pay Commission in 2003.

Party general secretary in-charge for Communication Ajay Maken’s tweets hailing the pay commission came soon after the government announced constitution of the Commission, which will go into the salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh of its employees and pensioners.

“7th Pay Commission of Govt employees announced. Except for 6th Pay Commission all Pay commissions are set up in 3rd year of a decade….The government should attract best of talents as its employees. Pay Commissions help in attracting and also retaining best available talents,” Mr. Maken commented on the microblogging site Twitter.

He recalled that the NDA government had rejected the Sixth Pay Commission in 2003.

“NDA rejected the legitimate formation of 6th Pay Commission in 2003.Congress setup 6th Pay Commission in 2005, now again the 7th CPC in 2013,” Mr. Maken said.

Announcing the decision earlier, Finance Minister P. Chidambaram said in a statement “Prime Minister Manmohan Singh approved the constitution of the 7th Pay Commission. Its recommendations are likely to be implemented with effect from January 1, 2016”.

The setting up of the Commission, whose recommendations will benefit about 50 lakh central government employees, including those in defence and railways, and about 30 lakh pensioners, comes ahead of the Assembly elections in five states in November and the general elections next year.

The government constitutes Pay Commission almost every ten years to revise the pay scales of its employees and often these are adopted by states after some modification.

The sixth Pay Commission was implemented from January 1, 2006, fifth from January 1, 1996 and fourth from January 1, 1986.

Source: www.thehindu.com
[http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/cong-welcomes-constitution-of-7th-pay-commission/article5167078.ece]

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Finmin Orders – Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2013

Posted: 25 Sep 2013 01:48 AM PDT

Finmin Orders 2013 – Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2013

No.1-8/2013-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 25th September, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2013.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(2)/2013-E-II (B) dated 25th April, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 80% to 90% with effect from 1st July. 2013.

2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the employees working serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

6. The Hindi version of this O.M. is also issued.

sd/-
(Kishori Raman Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/da01072013.pdf]

Related posts…

Finmin Orders : Grant of Transport Allowance to Orthopaedically handicapped Central Government employees

Finmin Orders 2013: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours / Leave Travel Concession (LTC) – reg.

Finmin Orders 2013 : Fixation of pay on promotion to a post carrying higher duties and responsibilities but carrying the same grade pay

Finmin Order 2013 : Re-exercise of option under Rule 6 of the CSS (RP) Rules, 2008, in case of employees covered under the OM dated 19.3.2012

Finmin Orders : Restriction on new post under economy measures

DA from July 2012 : Official DA Orders issued by Finance Ministry


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Well, This is my second episode on management consultancy.
Ok, straight to the point, Continuous Improvement is an on-going effort in order to improve products, services or procedures of any organization. The effectiveness or efficiency enhancement can be in terms of cost optimization, better quality, improved customer satisfaction index, quick response time, fast production rate, reduced fault rate, Six Sigma Compliance, electricity conservation and several other domains.

According to management consultants there are three kinds of improvements;
Continuous Improvement: Improvement at a linear rate.
Continual Improvement: Improvement at gradual rate.
Breakthrough: A giant leap with major changes in a domain or several domains, sometimes executed only once.

  

Below is the recommended strategy for the Execution of Improvement Process:

1-     Define current performance of Product, Services of Procedure(s).
2-    Identify areas of improvements (suggestions available in first paragraph of this article)
3-    Brainstorm the available ideas

a.     Consider Fishbone diagram, Cause Effect diagram. Perform analysis by doing breakdown of bigger problem into smaller problems.
b.     Seek feedback and recommendations from Management Consultants
c.     Seek advice from Managers, Field Employees, Stake holders, Subject Matter Experts.
d.     Consider customers’ / End users’ feedback about quality of products and services.  

4-    Make final list of options to execute. Consider associated risks with each execution. Consider Mitigation strategies for these risks.
5-    Execute the options one by one on a small scale in a controlled environment based on risk mitigation strategies. 
6-    Prepare the observation register and list down the lessons learnt.
7-    Review the observations with managers, senior management, SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) and stake holders.
8-    Implement the change on large scale and set new standard.
9-    Celebrate and reward.
10-  Go back to Step one for Continuous/Continual Improvement 


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Well, This is my second episode on management consultancy.
Ok, straight to the point, Continuous Improvement is an on-going effort in order to improve products, services or procedures of any organization. The effectiveness or efficiency enhancement can be in terms of cost optimization, better quality, improved customer satisfaction index, quick response time, fast production rate, reduced fault rate, Six Sigma Compliance, electricity conservation and several other domains.
 
According to management consultants there are three kinds of improvements;
Continuous Improvement: Improvement at a linear rate.
Continual Improvement: Improvement at gradual rate.
Breakthrough: A giant leap with major changes in a domain or several domains, sometimes executed only once.
 
  
 
Below is the recommended strategy for the Execution of Improvement Process:

1-     Define current performance of Product, Services of Procedure(s).
2-    Identify areas of improvements (suggestions available in first paragraph of this article)
3-    Brainstorm the available ideas

a.     Consider Fishbone diagram, Cause Effect diagram. Perform analysis by doing breakdown of bigger problem into smaller problems.
b.     Seek feedback and recommendations from Management Consultants
c.     Seek advice from Managers, Field Employees, Stake holders, Subject Matter Experts.
d.     Consider customers’ / End users’ feedback about quality of products and services.  

4-    Make final list of options to execute. Consider associated risks with each execution. Consider Mitigation strategies for these risks.
5-    Execute the options one by one on a small scale in a controlled environment based on risk mitigation strategies.
6-    Prepare the observation register and list down the lessons learnt.
7-    Review the observations with managers, senior management, SMEs (Subject Matter Experts) and stake holders.
8-    Implement the change on large scale and set new standard.
9-    Celebrate and reward.
10-  Go back to Step one for Continuous/Continual Improvement

 
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Why has PC not answered Dr. Subramanian Swamy? Why is PC asking Finance Ministry to file defamation case against Dinamani.

SoniaG UPA, on the road to economy crash. Remove Rajan, RBI Governor — Dr. Subramanian Swamy
Indian economy in crisis. Nationalize bank accounts of Indian citizens in 70 countries. Confiscate P-Notes. — Dr. Subramanian Swamy
PC aggrieved. Centre files defamation case against Dinamani.

PC’s fake encounter with facts
Kishore Trivedi on September 23, 2013

PC’s fake encounter with facts
Arrogance blended with self-denial is a deadly cocktail and who better than our Finance Minister can demonstrate the after effects better! The fact that the Finance Minister and the UPA are living in a dream world was evident when he released a statement before going to the National Integration Council meeting, which questioned Narendra Modi’s claims of the economic growth under Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s NDA and the economic decline under the present UPA.
Chidambaram asked Modi not to stage ‘fake encounters’ with facts when the truth is that the Finance Minister is fooling the entire nation by giving half-baked facts and incomplete analysis. I ask the Finance Minister five questions that will puncture his attempt to mislead the people of India.
Question 1
 Can Chidambaram deny that when UPA took charge (he was Finance Minister even back then), the growth rate of India was 8.6 per cent? 
This was the result of a commendable effort of the Vajpayee Government considering the economic mess they inherited in 1998 and the severe economic sanctions by the world community in the aftermath of Pokhran. Placing India’s self respect first and backing it up by a grand vision, the Vajpayee Government left the economy at its peak with the growth rate of 8.6 per cent in 2004.
Question 2
Will Chidambaram also deny that the growth rate for 2012-2013, a year when he was Finance Minister, was barely five per cent?
It is alright to share year by year growth rate figures of the NDA rule Mr Finance Minister but did you bother to check the growth rate of the nation in the last year itself, which stood at a mere 4.98 per cent? How did Chidambaram forget this inconvenient but obvious truth right under his watch?
Question 3
Is Chidambaram aware of the Q4 figure for 2012-2013 and Q1 figure for 2013-2014?
It may be worthwhile to remind our Harvard educated Finance Minister that last quarter growth for 2012-2013 stood at 4.8 per cent and the figure dropped even lower during the first quarter of this year at 4.4 per cent. In fact, Narendra Modi was very kind not to mention the quarterly figures for this year this year, preferring to stick to the Q4 figures of last year, which are marginally better.
Question 4
Is Chidambaram aware of what economic think tanks and independent external agencies are saying about our economy?
It is not only the common man and woman or Narendra Modi that is rightly worried about the economy. Various national and international agencies of repute have expressed concern about the economic gloom prevalent across the nation? If he is not, I would love to enlighten the anti-encounter specialist Chidambaram.
Standard & Poor’s has said that the chances of India’s ratings downgrade look much higher compared to other emerging market economies. Further downgrade would even push it to ‘junk’ status. After the quarterly GDP growth at dismal 4.4 per cent, HSBC forecasted GDP growth for FY14 at just four per cent, a low not recorded since the 1990s. Bank of America went to the extent of saying that there is no hope the government can change things the way they are currently. According to the Reuters report, almost all global banks are skeptical about India’s growth prospects. Is this also the NDA’s doing?
Question 5
Does Chidambaram know where the NDA and UPA stand on job creation?
One of the factors that determine the performance of the Government is the opportunity it created for the people.
NSSO statistics (I presume they were not fudged by the NDA, Chidambaram) clearly suggest that the number of jobs created from 1999-2004 was 60.1 million whereas the figure between 2004-2011 is a poor 14.6 million (the figure for UPA 1, which PC calls the golden period growth is 2.7 million). These figures only speak for themselves!
Thus, instead of setting his own house in order the Finance Minister has done everything else under the sun. Few remember that the economic ruin of India began in 2008 thanks to mindless spending.
When the NDA came to power the growth rate was 4.8 per cent. Today we are yet again close to that figure in 2013 after a golden period starting from 1999, whose efforts were seen in the growth rate during 2003 and 2004.

Do we want to go back to 1997? And by the way, do you know who the Finance Minister that time was…

http://www.niticentral.com/2013/09/23/pcs-fake-encounter-with-facts-136593.html


S. Kalyanaraman

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Senapith the Devotee par excellence


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A story of a devotee of LORD VISHNU. 
‘Work incessantly, but be not attached to the world’ is the teaching in Bhagavadgeetha. It conveys the precept that to achieve Jnana, one should not run away from his family ties or his earthly position, but he should be in the midst of samsara but should not be tied down to it or depressed by it. In one word he should be like a lotus leaf in water. Bhakta Senanapith stands as a true example of such a life.

Bhakta Senanaith was a barber in Avanthipur. He was born low but he had a great soul. He was blessed with Jnana, bhakti and Vairagya essential qualities required of man to seek moksha. He knew he should not turn out to be a sanyasi, but he should fulfil his duty properly. He had a perfect control over his indriyas, he was totally devoid of the temptations of any man, he had conquered the two evils that usurp man’s reasoning ability-bondage and egoism. He had established Lord Vittala in his heart and he had been performing manasik puja unto the Lord.

One day, it so happened that the Muslim king wanted to have his hair cut. So he sent for Senanaith. But at that time, Senanaith was cut off from the world, lost in his prayer to God. This staunch devotee was bathed in the waters of Santhi, wore the white dress symbolic of peace, decked himself with vairagya, cleaned the temple of heart, situated in the nine doored body, arranged it with the rangoli of vignana, seated Lakshmikanth on the asan of satya, lighted the lamps of compassion, equality and philanthropy, ‘Sravana, manana nidhi dhyanas’ as Arghya padyas offered his purified soul filled with jnana as mahaprasad, a selfless thought as tambula and a feeling of total surrender as harathi. He was thus engrossed in his prayer unifying body, mind and soul.

He was one with God thus when the king’s soldiers came to fetch him. His family members did not want to bring him down to the mundane world from his ecstatic world. So they said that he was away. Relatives are worse than fire. One relative thought it the best time to pull down the image of Senanaith in the eyes of the king. So he took the trouble of going to the king and conveying the message. This angred the king and he ordered the barber to be drowned in the sea.

Will the allmighty living in the heart of his disciple leave him to his fate ? No! He dressed himself as Senanapith, held a bag under his hand and presented himself before the king. The omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent, all pervading God dressed himself as an untouchable to be a barber to a muslim ! Can anything be more surprising than this ? He was prepared to do hair cut to a muslim just as a lover stoops down to a low level to please his lady love.

The king’s anger cooled down at the sight of the Lord in the guise of Senanapith. The king and his followers were filled with a special love for the barber ! It’s but natural since it was not the lowly barber before him but the Almighty Himself ! God began the duty of the man he had donned ! He carried on the job of the barber with such a skill that the king was highly pleased with it. Then the servaid maids brought him scented oil in a large silver bowl to be applied to the king. The barber began to apply the oil to the king’s head ! How lucky the king was ! By the holy touch of the Lord, he was cleansed of his petty jealousies and was blessed with a pure heart. What more ! He could see the reflection of his barber in the oil bowl, not the regular face he knew, but the face of the Almighty. He saw him four armed. He was fully decked with various ornaments at his hands and the neck, with a diamond crown on his head, the heavenly sankha and chakra in two arms and with Abhayahasta with a broad chest the seat of Lakshmi devi, broad eyes and a pleasant smile on his face.

The king couldn’t believe his own eyes. He was lost to the world deriving pleasure out of the darshan he had of God until he was requested by his first assistant to have his bath. The king got up and addressed Senanapith – ‘You are so wonderful! I’ve never come across such a person like you. I’ll have my bath and food and come back. In the meanwhile, you too have your food and come back to me’ So saying, he gifted him with a handful of golden coins. God went to Senanapitha’s house, kept them in his cash bag and disappeared.

The king could not forget the godly image he had witnessed in the oil bowl. The feast he had that morning could not beat out the feast to his eyes, before that. He told his courtiers, ‘I have not come across such a pure heart. His leela appears unbelievable to me ! You fetch him to me once again.’

By the time the soldiers came to the house of senanapith, the latter got over ecstatic state and had become down to earth. He heard from his family members that the soldiers had come many times to fetch him.

Initially he was frightened about the anger he would have aroused in God, but his bhakti, vairagya dominated over his fears. He consoled himself thus- ‘Why should I worry ? If the Lord Brahma gets angry over his vahana – Swan, He may stop gong on it but can he deprive it of its innate tendency of separating water and milk ? Accordingly the king may deprive me of my earthly possessions, but can he raise his little finger against the Almighty seated on a throne in the kingdom of my heart ? God is omnipresent, in me, in the king in everything around. If that is the case why should I worry about the anger of the king ? When God is the director of human drama we play, why should we be disturbed over it ? Will the God who accepts my pooja make me suffer in the hands of the king ? God himself had donned the form of Panduranga and had given us these physical forms. A foolish man behaves wisely if he sits on the throne of Vikramaditya. The same way, I thought foolishly, for a second being born in karma bhoomi.’ Thus he drove the darkness of his ajnana through the light of jnana and proceeded on his way. He felt sorry for us human beings. Ironically we treat the real as unreal and unreal as real. The world we live in is maya, while the God who lives beyond it is real but being lost in this maya we don’t find the time or the need to chant the name of god. As if to teach us a lesson he was chanting Anantha, Vaikunta, mukunda, Krishna, Govinda, Damodara, Madhava on his way, The king was delighted to see him as the sunflower at the sight of sun, as the lotus at the sight of moon, the lover at the sight of his lady love. He prostrated before Senanapith and hailed him thus.

‘Oh great man ! I am sorry, I have treated you as lowly all along but today I had an awakening. I am thrilled at your ‘divya darsan’ in the oil bowl. Why don’t you show it to me once again ?’ So saying he sent for such a bowl once again. But no! he couldn’t be blessed for a second time. Senanapith could guess at once what had happened. He was moved to tears at the kindly act of God. ‘Oh Dayasindhu, Deenabandhu, oh Pundarikaksha ! have you come down to do such a menial task for a menial labourer like me ? You can create, sustain and destroy by a mere thought. Inspite of having such great powers have you done my job to display your warmth for me ?

The king too shed tears of joy when he heard that he had the darshan of God. The staunch devotion of Senanapith made him lucky. He could easily get the darshan. Senanaith said, ‘Oh king, you are very lucky. Your parents are blessed souls!’ He felt his bag was heavy and when he looked inside he saw the golden coins given into the Lord by the king. Senanaith cried again.

‘Oh my Lord ! what an irony ! You lord of Goddess Lakshmi are given a few gold coins for the menial job you have undertaken for mysake, your bhakta ! How can I praise your kind’ness and how can I ever express my gratitude to you ?’

Ever since then, the king became Senanapith’s disciple and they have been praying to God together.

Such is the greatness of true devotees of God. God blesses not only those who pray to him but also those who are associated with them.

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