Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Essential Qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KV Schools


Essential Qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KV Schools

Amendment in essential qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KVS

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(Hqrs.) 18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi -110016

NOTICE

Dated: 14/08/2018

Subject: Amendment in essential qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KVS

In reference to NCTE notification dated 28.06.2018 regarding minimum qualification of Primary teacher, the following amendment has been made in the essential qualification for the post of Primary Teacher:

Essential: 1. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)

OR

Graduation with atleast 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

*who has acquired the qualification of Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in class I-V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE within two years of such appointment as Primary Teacher.

2. Qualified in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by the Govt. of India.

3. Proficiency to teach through Hindi & English media.

Desirable: Knowledge of working on Computer.

sd/- Joint Commissioner (Admn)

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DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018


DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018
F. No. 12/4/2018-JCA2
 Government of India
 Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training JCA Section
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 14th August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.
As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2 dated the 14th June, 2017, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) falls on Wednesday the 22nd August, 2018. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul-Zuha will be celebrated on 23rd August, 2018. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the holiday to 23rd August, 2018 in place of 22nd August, 2018 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.
2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.
Hindi version will follow.
sd/- 
(Jugal Singh) 
Deputy Secretary
 Government of India

Holidays for Central Government Offices 2018

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Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)


Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
All Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi/New Delhi shall remain closed on 23rd August, 2018 on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) holiday (in place of 22nd August, 2018).
Source: PIB
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Tax Relaxation on NPS Maturity Value


Tax Relaxation on NPS Maturity Value
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3975 TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 10TH AUGUST, 2018
SHRI KONAKALLA NARAYANA RAO: (a) whether the Government is contemplating to give tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme (NPS) like Public Provident Fund and if so, the details thereof; (b) whether the Securities and Exchange Board of India has also recommended to this tax relaxation in the recently held Financial Stability and Development Council meeting and if so, the details thereof; and (c) the stand of the Government in this regard?
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE 
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)
(a) No Madam. Currently, Government is not contemplating to give any tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme (NPS) like Public Provident Fund. In this context, it may be noted that under the existing provisions of the Income tax Act, 1961 the following payments from the National Pension System Trust are exempt: (i) up to 40% of the total amount payable to an assessee on closure of his account or on his opting out of a Pension Scheme; and (ii) partial withdrawal by an employee from NPS up to 25% of own contribution. (b) No. (c) Does not arise.
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Income Tax Refunds – Parliament Q&A


Income Tax Refunds – Parliament Q&A

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1751 
ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018
PRASUN BANERJEE 
(a). the average time taken for Income Tax refunds; and
(b). the details of all pending IT refunds since 2014 and the number of people awaiting IT refunds as on date?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE 
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)
(a). In the current financial year, the Centralized Processing Center (CPC) of the Income Tax Department, Bengaluru has taken on an average 43 days to process the income-tax returns of Assessment Year 2018-19. Separate data of average time taken in respect of returns involving claim of refund is not available. However, 83% refunds in the current financial year were issued by CPC within 60 days of filing of return.
(b). Out of all eligible refund claims filed in FY 2017-18, CPC has already processed 1.93 Cr cases. Out of the total eligible refund claims pending as on 01.04.2018, only 1.86 Lakh are pending to be issued by CPC as on 24.07.2018. Processing for eligible refund claims filed in the current financial year has already been completed in 17.92 lakh cases and processing in 19.61 lakh cases is under progress. Eligible refund cases are those cases where the return of income is free from any defect, the response of taxpayer to any notice for adjustment of income or outstanding arrears is not pending and the case is not covered under scrutiny.

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CGHS Reimbursement: Ceiling Rates Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft


Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules

CGHS Reimbursement: Ceiling Rates Cardiac Devices

Government of India
 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
 Department of Health & Family Welfare 
Directorate General of CGHS Office of the Director, CGHS

No. S-11011/29/2018-CGHS(HEC)/ DIR/CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 
Dated the 6th August, 2018
Office Memorandum
Subject:- Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules
With reference to the above subject attention is drawn to the OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./­CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 vide which ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS (MA) Rules were prescribed and to state that the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it is decided to revise the ceiling rates as per the details given under:

2. Other terms and conditions prescribed under OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./-CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 shall remain unchanged.
3. These rates shall remain valid till the rates for the above devices are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
4. Issued with the concurrence of SS&FA, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide CD — 1295 dated 25.07.2018.
sd/- 
Dr. Atul Prakash) 
Director, CGHS
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Retirement Age of Doctors: Amendment in FR-56


Retirement Age of Doctors: Amendment in FR-56
“Provided that the age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to the General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles and Specialist Medical officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall be sixty-five years.”

The Gazette of India
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 11th August, 2018
G.S.R. 767(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely :—
1. Short title and commencement.—(1)These rules may be called the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 56, for clause (bb), the following shall be substituted, namely:- “(bb) (i) The age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to–
(i) Central Health Service; (ii) Indian Railways Medical Service; (iii) AYUSH and working under the Ministry of AYUSH; (iv) Civilian doctors under the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service; (v) Medical Officers of the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service; (vi) Dental Doctors under the Department of Health and Family Welfare; (vii) Dental doctors under the Ministry of Railways; and (viii) General Duty Medical Officers, Specialist Grade doctors and Teaching Medical Faculty working in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre,
shall be sixty-two years unless they exercise the option of posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy depending on their expertise and experience, as decided by the competent authority in the concerned Ministry or Department from time to time, in case they desire to continue in their service upto the age of sixty-five years:
Provided that the age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to the General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles and Specialist Medical officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall be sixty-five years.
(ii) The serving doctors belonging to the services referred to in sub-clause (i) who have either already attained the age of sixty-two years or attaining the age of sixty-two years within six months from the date of publication of these amendment rules in the Official Gazette, may exercise their option in regard to their posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy as specified in sub-clause (i), within a period of thirty days from the date of the commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.
(iii) The serving doctors who fail to exercise the option in regard to their posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy as specified in sub-clause (i), within the period specified in sub- clause (ii), shall be superannuated form their service on attaining the age of sixty-two years or on expiry of a period of thirty days from the date of the commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018, whichever is later. ”.
[F. No. 25012/4/2016-Estt.(A-IV)]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.
Note : The Fundamental Rules were published in the Gazette of India on the 1st day of January, 1922 and were last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 27(E), dated the 5th January, 2018.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Increase of Fitment Factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC?


Increase of fitment factor under 7th Pay Commission Increase of fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC? 

Is Government Contemplating to Increase Fitment Factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC? – Parliament Q&A

Increase of fitment factor under 7th CPC
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2273 ANSWERED ON-07.08.2018
Shri Ravi Prakash Verma Shri Neeraj Shekhar
(a) whether Government is contemplating to increase fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC to all pay levels, as demanded by employees associations;
(b) if so, the details thereof and by when it would be announced; and
(c) if not, the reasons for betrayal from assurances given by Home Minister and Railway Minister etc. to employees associations in 2016?
Also read: Minimum Pay increased to 21000 – No Scope Anymore to Continue this Story
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)
(a) to (c): The Minimum Pay of Rs. 18,000 p.m. and Fitment Factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration.
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Change in Referral System – ECHS follow CGHS Norms


Change in Referral System – ECHS follow CGHS Norms

Change In System of Referral – No Referral To Be In The Name Of Any Private Empanelled Medical Facility

F.No.18(54)/2018/WE/D(Res-1) Government of India Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare D(WE)

New Delhi, dated 02 August. 2018

To Managing Director Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme, Maude Line, Delhi Cantt

Subject: Change in System of Referral- No referral to be in the Name of any Private Empanelled Medical Facility.

Sir, The undersigned is direct to state that as per the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare OM No.Z15025/105/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS dated 09.11.2017 the CGHS doctor / Government Specialist shall not refer the beneficiary to any particular empanelled hospital by name but shall specify the treatment procedure and mention “referred to any CGHS empanelled centre”

2. ECHS has to follow the CGHS Norms. However, it is seen that doctors at CHS Polyclinics are issuing referrals by name to specific Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facilities.

3. In view of the above, it has been decided by the competent authority that henceforth no ECHS doctor will issue referrals by name to any Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility. The ECHS doctors shall mention on the prescription the treatment procedure/tests required by the ECHS beneficiary and then write as follows:

“Referred to any ECHS Empanelled Medical Facility located within the Area of Responsibility of Regional Centre, (Name of City).”

Also read: CGHS Empanelled Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres Search Tool

4. CO, ECHS and RC, ECHS will ensure that the list of Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facilities along with the medical treatment procedures/tests for which they have been empanelled is prominently displayed on the website of ECHS, Regional Centre wise. OIC, of every Polyclinic, will be responsible for ensuring that hard copies of this list downloaded from ECHS website is kept in the Polyclinic in sufficient numbers and given to the ECHS beneficiary whenever demanded. If any change lakes place in this list, it shall be the responsibility of Director RC, ECHS concerned ensure display of the corrected/amended list on the website of ECHS without any delay.

5. Whenever an ECHS beneficiary approaches a Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility with such a referral from ECHS Polyclinic and the Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility is not empanelled by Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the required treatment procedure / tests, it shall be the responsibility of the Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility to inform the beneficiary that it is not empanelled for the required treatment procedure / tests. If any Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility is found providing treatment procedure / conducting tests to such an ECHS beneficiary for which it is not empanelled, then apart from not reimbursing the expenses incurred by the Medical Facility on such treatment, action will be taken against the said ECHS Empanelled Pvt Medical Facility under the rules / as per the provisions of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).

6. No ECHS Polyclinic Officer/Official/Doctor should indulge in any action force canvassing for/against any ECHS empanelled Pvt. Medical Facility.

7. The above orders shall come into force with immediate effect.

sd/- (A.K. Karn) Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Kerala Ad-Hoc Bonus 2018 – Orders issued


Kerala Ad-Hoc Bonus 2018 – Orders issued

Kerala Govt Ad-Hoc Bonus 2018 – Orders Issued

The State Government of Kerala has issued orders for sanctioning Ad hoc Bonus (Rs.4000) /Special Festival Allowance (Rs.2750) to the State Government Employees, Employees of Aided Educational Institutions, Full-time Contingent Employees and other categories of Staff subject to the conditions specified in this order.
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