Following reports of Noida Authority staff allegedly not reaching office on time, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday sought the employee details of both Noida and Greater Noida Authorities.Mr. Adityanath also ordered that 73 employees of the Noida Authority, who had not been marking themselves present on biometric machine, be marked absent for the corresponding days. He also ordered that their salaries be deducted.Noida and Greater Noida Authority CEO Deepak Agarwal confirmed this. “The Chief Minister has asked for details such as the employees’ income, assets, ranks, tenure, departments, etc. While 40% of the staff members in the Greater Noida Authority have submitted their details, employees of the Noida Authority are yet to file the same,” said Mr. Agarwal.Plugging corruptionSoon after assuming office on March 19, Mr. Adityanath had directed Ministers and top officials to provide details of their income and assets within 15 days. He had said rooting out corruption in government offices was his main agenda. However, a majority of the officials failed to adhere to the deadline of April 7.Mr. Agarwal further said that to improve work culture in the authorities, he had asked the employees to mark their attendance on biometric machines. Failure to comply with the order would amount to strict action, he added.The Noida Authority had on March 23 installed biometric machines to crack down on employees who would reach office late. The Noida Authority’s offices are located in sectors 6, 5, 19 and 39. According to rules, the employees must reach office by 9:30 a.m. and not leave before 5 p.m. The two authorities work for five days a week. ‘30% staff absent’“During an inspection, I found that around 30% of the staff was absent. Whoever reaches office after 9:30 a.m. will be marked absent,” said Mr. Agarwal.Earlier, every employee had to sign on an attendance sheet. However, many would sign the sheet in the month-end. With the introduction of biometric attendance, the flaw was exposed. Explanation sought“We have also sought an explanation from those who were not present at 9:30 a.m.,” the CEO said.“If they will fail to furnish a satisfactory reply, we will take action against them. If absent employees are repeatedly absent, we will take departmental action against them,” he added.
A couple of days after hitting 25 points in the 94-86 Game 1 win, Cardona surpassed his MPBL career-best with 26 points that went with seven rebounds and eight assists as the Knights swept the Capitals in their best of three semifinal series.John Wilson also caught fire for the Knights as the ex NCAA Most Valuable Player finished with 19 points, including 13 in the second half where San Juan pulled away in front of another huge home crowd.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“Mac (Cardona) can still dominate the game if he wants to,” said San Juan coach Randy Alcantara. “He just gets distracted by calls and his teammates sometimes but we in the team know what he’s capable of as a player. We know he can help take us to the next level.”The Capitals were still on top, 49-48, early in the third period, before Cardona’s hustle plays sparked the turnaround. Wilson found his range in the fourth quarter, where he and Cardona combined for 18 points. Team Lakay stars seek place among world’s best fighters Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIES Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Getting another lease on his career, Mac Cardona is turning the MPBL Datu Cup playoffs into a showcase of his undeniable talent.Rejuvenated and focused, the former PBA scoring champion delivered another stellar performance as the San Juan Knights overwhelmed Quezon City Capitals, 106-81, to become the first team to reach the North division finals at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Google Philippines names new country director Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Netmagic to invest Rs 2k-cr to set up two data centers by 2018New Delhi, Apr 17 (PTI) Data centre company Netmagic plans to invest about Rs 2,000 crore to set up two new facilities, one each in Mumbai and Bengaluru, by April 2018, apart from increasing its headcount to meet growing business.The Mumbai-based company operates nine (rpt) nine data centres in the country across Mumbai, Chennai, Delhi-NCR and Bengaluru.”When we launched our last projects in Bengaluru and Mumbai, we thought it would take 5-6 years to fill their capacity but within six months of the launch of Mumbai data centre, we have started to build two new facilities. We are seeing demand beyond our expectation,” Netmagic Executive Director and President Sunil Gupta told PTI.He said there is huge demand from the e-commerce sector and the launch of 4G services will fuel demand for videos and high-definition content.”We have decided to invest about Rs 2,000 crore to set up two new data centres to meet the demand. One will be in Bengaluru with 3,000 racks capacity and other will be in Mumbai with 4,000 racks capacity,” Gupta said.He added that Netmagic plans to increase its headcount from about 1,100 at present to 1,400 by March 2017.Netmagic had in October 2015 launched its data centre in Mumbai, which it says is the largest such facility in the country.”About 60 per cent of the data centre capacity has been contracted to clients and we expect to contract rest of the 40 per cent in other six months,” Gupta said.advertisementThe company has dedicated more than 80 per cent of its capacity to the e-commerce sector.”We are also aware of what global majors are talking about with the Indian economy growing. There are Japanese companies who have keen interest in India, especially in infrastructure space.”We see huge demand coming from them in near future. Therefore, we need to be ready with capacity,” Gupta said.He said the company had earlier expected to close 2015-16 with revenue of Rs 445 crore, but exceeded the target by 20 per cent at about Rs 534 cr. PTI PRS ABM ABM