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Hyderabad, April 5, 2017: Most employees across sectors in India’s major cities are dissatisfied with their salary structure, reveals a survey by Wisdomjobs.com, one of India’s leading end-to-end online recruitment and career solutions portals.

The survey on employees’ satisfaction with their salary structure was conducted across Hyderabad, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, and Pune and covered 10 sectors: IT, telecom, ITES, retail, education, media & entertainment, infrastructure, BFSI, healthcare and logistics.

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“Millennials, popularly known as the Gen Y, make up the largest chunk of employees in most organisations. We are also seeing a growing proportion of Gen Z employees, to be precise those in their early 20s, are being taken on-board every year,” said Ajay Kolla, Founder & CEO, Wisdomjobs.com.

As many as 62 percent Gen Z employees said they are not content with their current salary structure along with 46 percent of the Gen Y employees. The overall percentage of discontented employees of those surveyed was 54.

Nearly 70 percent of those dissatisfied with their salary felt that it was not in line with market standards while 30 percent felt that it was not commensurate with the responsibilities being handled by them.

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As many as 45 percent said they were getting paid lesser than their peers who started working at the same time as they did.

Among non-monetary components of their salary structures, those surveyed were most dissatisfied with child-related benefits and retirement benefits.

The report revealed that 28 per cent and 44 per cent of Gen Z and Gen Y employees, respectively, said they would prefer more non-monetary benefits such as medical/health insurance coverage, flexible work arrangements and post-retirement benefits.

Almost 30 percent of Gen Y and 18 per cent of Gen Z employees preferred work-from-home benefits over increased salaries.

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While nearly 60 percent of women surveyed felt non-monetary benefits to be equally important as higher salaries, only 30 per cent men felt so.

Among cities, the south Indian cities showed the highest and the lowest level of salary satisfaction with Bengaluru at highest level of 63 per cent and Chennai at the lowest with just 46 per cent.

Pune stands at 57 per cent, Mumbai at 54 per cent, Hyderabad 51 percent and New Delhi at 49 per cent. (IANS)

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Mahalaya: Beginning of “Devipaksha” in Bengali Celebration of ‘Durga Puja’

“Mahalaya” is the auspicious occasion that marks the beginning of “Devipaksha” and the ending of “Pitripaksha” and heralds the celebration of Durga Puja

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  • Mahalaya 2017 Date: 19th september.
  • On Mahalaya, people throng to the holy river Ganges in order to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers; which is called ‘Torpon’
  • Mahalaya remains incomplete without the magical chanting of the scriptural verses from the ‘Chandi Kavya’ that is broadcasted in All India Radio
  • The magic is induced by the popular Birendra Krishna Bhadra whose voice makes the recitation of the “Chandi Kavya” even more magnificent

Sept 19, 2017: Autumn is the season of the year that sees the Hindus, all geared up to celebrate some of the biggest festivals of India. The festive spirit in the Bengalis all enthused to prepare for the greatest of the festivals, the ‘Durga Puja’.

About Mahalaya:

Mahalaya is the auspicious occasion that marks the beginning of “Devipaksha” and the ending of “Pitripaksha,” and this year it is celebrated on September 19.

Observed exactly a week before the ‘Durga Puja’, Mahalaya is the harbinger of the arrival of Goddess Durga. It is celebrated to invoke the goddess possessing supreme power! The goddess is invited to descend on earth and she is welcomed with devotional songs and holy chants of mantras. On this day, the eye is drawn in the idols of the Goddess by the artisans marking the initiation of “Devipaksha”. Mahalaya arrives and the countdown to the Durga Puja begins!

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The day of Mahalaya bears supreme significance to the Bengalis. The day is immensely important because on this day people throng to the holy river Ganges in order to pay homage to their ancestors and forefathers. Clad in white dhotis, people offer prayers and take dips in the river while praying for their demised dear ones. The ritual is popular as “Torpon”.

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An idol-maker in progress of drawing the eye in the idol of the Goddess. Wikipedia

As per Hindu myth, on “Devipaksha”, the Gods and the Goddesses began their preparations to celebrate “Mahamaya” or Goddess Durga, who was brought upon by the trinity- Brahma, Vishnu, and Maheshwara; to annihilate the fierce demon king named Mahishasura. The captivating story of the Goddess defeating the demon got popularized with the goddess being revered as “Durgatinashini” or the one who banishes all the evils and miseries of the world. The victory of the Goddess is celebrated as ‘Durga Puja’.

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Mahalaya remains incomplete without the magical chanting of the scriptural verses from the ‘Chandi Kavya’ that is broadcasted at dawn in All India Radio in the form of a marvelous audio montage enthralling the souls of the Bengalis. Presented with wonderful devotional music, acoustic drama, and classical songs- the program is also translated to Hindi and played for the whole pan-Indian listeners.

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Birendra Krishna Bhadra (1905-1991). Wikipedia

The program is inseparable from Mahalaya and has been going on for over six decades till date. The magic is induced by the popular Birendra Krishna Bhadra whose voice makes the recitation of the “Chandi Kavya” even more magnificent! He has been a legend and the dawn of Mahalaya turns insipid without the reverberating and enchanting voice of the legendary man.

Mahalaya will keep spreading the magic and setting the vigor of the greatest festival of the Bengalis- the Durga Puja, to worship the supreme Goddess, eternally.

                 “Yaa Devi Sarbabhuteshu, Shakti Rupena Sanhsthita,

                     Namastaswai Namastaswai Namastaswai Namo Namaha.”

– by Antara Kumar of NewsGram. Twitter: @ElaanaC