Monday, July 31, 2017

Are women teachers in Uttarakhand using Divorce for Choice Posting?

Written by A bisht

For some days now, a info sort of (as it can neither be called a news report nor an observation) is doing rounds the websites and social media networks. According to it, women teachers in Uttarakhand are taking divorce from their husbands. But the reason for the divorce is not any marital or other discord, but the intent to get a choice posting. All such lady teachers are going for the diverse because that way they will be able to take advantage of the transfer policy of the State Government which gives choice transfer to women divorcees.

To what extent this is correct. Are these cases as rampant as these so called reports want us to believe.

On the face of it, such shares appear to be misinformation.


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Monday, July 17, 2017

Aadhaar centres to be set up in select Post Offices in Uttarakhand

Written by A bisht

Aadhaar centres will be set up at all the 13 general post offices (GPOs, one in each district of the state) and at select post offices in Uttarakhand. The centres at the select post offices, 318 sub post offices, will be set up in a “phased manner”. This is to make Aadhaar enrollment and updation of Aadhaar details (making a change or correction in particulars like mobile number or address) easier for people.

The first such center in Uttarakhand has already been inaugurated at the Dehradun GPO or Dehradun General Post Office on July 15 2017.

Much needed intervention

The Aadhaar centres at Post Offices will come as a much needed respite for people. They will not only make it easier for the people to apply for Aadhaar cards; they will also bring the much needed quality to the data of the existing Aadhaar Card holders. The existing Aadhaar Cards are laden with spelling and other mistakes.

[What is Aadhaar: Aadhaar is a 12-digit unique identity number issued by the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), the government of India, which is based on one’s bio-metric and demographic data]

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5 steps to save yourself from ATM Card Cloning

Written by A bisht

For the past couple of days, newspapers are publishing reports about ATM Card cloning frauds taking place in mainly in Dehradun. But as an ATM card user you must not panic too much. Instead, you must follow certain steps to to save yourself from ATM Card Cloning. Following these simple steps will safeguard you from being victim of an ATM Card Cloning fraud.

What is ATM Card cloning fraud?

Criminals are withdrawing money from people's bank accounts by using the technique of ATM Card Cloning.

How ATM Card Cloning takes place

There are three steeps to ATM Card cloning. Note that you must not worry too much about "How an ATM card is cloned at an ATM Machine". You will simply focus on the steps you must take to save your ATM or Debit card from being cloned.  To clone an ATM Card, the criminals perform three steps:

1) The criminals mount (attach over) their own ATM Card swipe slot over ATM machine's slot. By doing this, they are able to copy the data recorded over on ATM card magnetic stripe. 

2) The conceal (hide) a camera just above the ATM keypad. This camera records the ATM PIN fed on the keypad.

3) The criminals transfer the information and the PIN to a new ATM Card. That's they make a clone (or identical duplicate copy of it). Then they use the clone ATM card to withdraw money from any ATM across India.

5 Steps to save yourself from ATM Card Cloning

1) Pay attention to the ATM Card slot. If you suspect any slot mounted over it, then don't use your ATM Card. Inform the Security guard present. Tell others of your suspicion.

2) Hide the ATM Keypad with your left hand palm(or other hand) while putting your ATM PIN. 

3) Make it habit of changing your ATM PIN once in a couple of months. You can change your ATM PIN after every sizable transaction place in your bank account. That's if you receive large amount of money or if your bank account usually houses large amount of money.

4) Don't use very old debit cards. Apply for new ones.

5) Do not use ATM machines at desolate spots or those with no security guard.

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