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Friday, January 24, 2014

Pre-2005 currency notes called back by RBI

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has announced its plans to withdraw all currency noted issued before 2005. 


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Identifying Pre 2005 Currency Notes: Currently the Reserve Bank of India prints currency notes in the denomination of Rs. 5, Rs. 10, Rs. 20, Rs. 50, Rs. 100, Rs. 500 and Rs. 1,000. All the notes printed before the year 2005 do not have the year of printing marked on it. All currency notes printed post 2005 have is year of printing clearly printed in the middle of the bottom row on the backside of the note. If your bank note has no year of printing on the back, it means the note is printed before 2005 and needs to be exchanged with the bank as per the RBI deadline. All notes with the year of printing indicated on the currency note would stay in operation as all of them are posted after 2005.

Exchange process starts from 1st April 2014  and Ends on 30th June 2014.

All public sector as well as private banks have been asked to create a dedicated exchange counter where both account owners as well as non account owners of that bank or branch can exchange their old currency notes for new ones. These exchange counters will become operation from 1st April 2014.If you have a large amount of old currency notes with you, you may want to exchange them, before 30th June 2014. So why is this date important? All exchanges done before 30th June would be unconditional. For any exchange of more than ten pieces of old Rs 500 or Rs 1000 notes after that date would require identity proof and address to be shared with the bank if you are a non customer of that bank.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

How to apply for learning licence online in Andheri RTO Mumbai Maharashtra

Hello Friends,

There is a change in the process of applying for learning licence in Andheri RTO Mumbai from 30th Dec 2013.

So starting 2014 all new learning licence process in Andheri RTO goes online.

A candidate has to take appointment online and have to go to RTO at prescribed time with set of documents required.

Lets have a look at how this process works.

Only up to 350 appointments are allotted each working day, for the various time slots between 9.30 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. The applicant can choose date & time as per their convenience by submitting the filled in e-form provided. On successful submission of e-form, the applicant will get an acknowledgment on his email id.

How to download Learning Licence Forms and appointment receipt ?
On receiving the confirmation email from Regional Transport Office, Andheri (West Zone), the applicant should download the following:

• Appointment Receipt
• Form No. 2
• Form 1 (Physical fitness declaration)
• Form 1-A (Medical certificate to be certified by a medical practitioner
   having educational qualification not below M.B.B.S., only in case of application for Transport Licence &  for the transport having age above 50 years).

After downloading the above documents, applicant should fill up the relevant information and affix relevant signatures at the places mentioned on these forms.

The applicant should remain present at the Regional Transport Office on the date and half an hour prior to the allotted time slot.

Applicant should carry the mentioned forms in original along with copy of the following:

• Appointment (Token number) receipt.
• Proof of address, age, nationality documents.
• Two passport size photographs.

How to cancel the appointment ? 
If an applicant wants to cancel their appointment, they could cancel the same 48 hours prior to their allotted appointment; they can choose the “cancel appointment” and proceed. If the applicant wishes to postpone their appointment, they need to first cancel the earlier appointment and then choose a new date.

How to go through Learners Licence procedure ?
On getting confirmed online appointment for Learners Licence, applicant will have to remain present at the Learner Licence section, Ground Floor of the new building, half an hour prior to the allotted time. Applicant will then have to go through the following steps:
(A) Verification of documents and physical fitness declaration i.e. eye vision, color blindness etc.
(B) Payment of fees
(C) Data entry
(D) Biometrics (Digital photographs, signature, thumb impression capturing)
(E) Road safety education and test preparation
(F) Online computer test of preliminary knowledge of Traffic signs etc. (20 questions - objective test on screen)

Rejection or issuance of licence is done on spot, based on your test results.

Issuance of Learning Licence 
Once the test results are declared, only those who have scored 12 or more points are declared passed, those who have failed may reappear for the test, after 7 days from the date of the test.

Successful candidates will receive their Learner Licence within 10 minutes and on the spot. The learner licence holder should appear for the test of competence for obtaining the permanent licence after 30 days and within 6 months from issue of Learner Licence. LL is valid for 6 months and cannot be renewed. On expiry of the Learner Licence, the holder will have to re-apply for new learners licence.

All applicants having jurisdiction under the Regional Transport Office, Andheri (West Zone) are hereby requested to make best use of the newly implemented appointment system and assist this office in creating a transparent and efficient licence system based on eligibility.

Practice for test 
Test practice facility is available on our official website. Applicants can click on learner licence test and take a practice the test, prior to appearing for the actual test.

Click here to take an Appointment.

 or visit

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Features of Lokpal Bill

1. Lokayuktas: The new bill mandates states to set up Lokayuktas within 365 days. States have the freedom to determine the nature and type of Lokayukta.

The old bill said the law shall be applicable to states only if they give consent to its application.

The old bill gave power to the central government to appoint state Lokayuktas while the new draft gives this power to the states.

2. Constitution of Lokpal: The Lokpal will consist of a chairperson and a maximum of eight members, of which fifty percent shall be judicial members. Fifty percent members of Lokpal shall be from among SC, ST, OBCs, minorities and women.

The older version said the chairperson shall be the Chief Justice of India or a present or former judge of the Supreme Court or a non-judicial member with specified qualifications (chief justice or a judge of a high court).

3. Selection of Lokpal: The selection committee will have Prime Minister, Lok Sabha Speaker, leader of the opposition in Lok Sabha and the Chief Justice of India. A fifth member of the selection committee for selection of Lokpal under the category of "eminent jurist" may be nominated by the President on the basis of recommendation of the first four members of the selection committee.

In the old bill, selection of the fifth person was left entirely to the President.

4. Religious bodies and trust: The new bill includes societies and trusts that collect public money, receive funding from foreign sources, and have an income level above a certain threshold, it excludes bodies creating endowments for or performing religious or charitable functions.

The old bill expanded definition of public servant by bringing societies and trusts which receive donations from the public (over a specified annual income) and, organisations which receive foreign donations (over Rs 10 lakh a year) within the purview of the Lokpal.

5. Prosecution: In the new version, before taking a decision on filing a chargesheet in a case upon consideration of the investigation report, the Lokpal may authorise its own prosecution wing or the concerned investigating agency to initiate prosecution in special courts.

Under the old bill, prosecution of the case could be done only by the prosecution wing of the Lokpal.

6. Central Bureau of Investigation: For independence of the CBI, in the new bill a directorate of prosecution will be formed. Appointment of the director of prosecution will be on the recommendation of the Central Vigilance Commissioner.

Transfer of officers of CBI investigating cases referred by Lokpal will be only with the approval of Lokpal who will also have superintendence over CBI in relation to Lokpal referred cases.

7. Hearing: The new bill says a government servant will get a hearing before a decision is taken by the Lokpal.

8. Prime Minister: The Prime Minister will be under the purview of the Lokpal with subject matter exclusions and specific process for handling complaints against the Prime Minister.

9. Investigation: Inquiry has to be completed within 60 days and investigation to be completed within six months. Lokpal shall order an investigation only after hearing the public servant.

Inquiry against the prime minister has to be held in-camera and approved by two-thirds of the full bench of the Lokpal.

10. Penalty: False and frivolous complaints - imprisonment up to one year and a fine of up to Rs.1 lakh. Public servants - imprisonment up to seven years. Criminal misconduct and habitually abetting corruption - jail term up to 10 years.