Monday, January 31, 2011

All India Consumer Price index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the Month of December, 2010

            All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of December, 2010 increased by 3 points and stood at 185 (one hundred and eighty five).
            During December, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 9 points in Quilon centre, 8 points in Guntur centre, 7 points each in Tiruchirapally, Vadodara and Belgaum centres, 6 points in 4 centres, 5 points in 6 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 16 centres, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 8 centres. The index decreased by 2 points each in Kodarma and Tripura centres, 1 point each in Durgapur, Ranchi Hatia and Ludhiana centres, while in the remaining 9 centres the index remained stationary.
            The maximum increase of 9 points in Quilon centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Firewood, etc. The increase of 8 points in Guntur centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Tamarind, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The increase of 7 points each inTiruchirapally, Vadodara and Belgaum centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Jowar, Goat Meat, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Vegetable items, Sugar, Petrol, etc. However, the decrease of 2 points each in Kodarma and Tripura centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Vegetable items, etc. and the decrease of 1 point each in  Durgapur, Ranchi Hatiaand Ludhiana centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Vegetable items, etc.
            The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad

4. Delhi
2. Bangalore

5. Kolkata
3. Chennai

6. Mumbai

            The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of December, 2010 is 9.47% as compared to 8.33% in November, 2010. Inflation based on Food Index is 7.98% in December, 2010 as compared to 5.35% in November, 2010.

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Friday, January 28, 2011

Implementation of National Scheme of “Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education” – Release of amount for the year 2009-2010 – Orders issued.

Centrally Sponsored Scheme - Implementation of National Scheme of “Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education” – Release of amount for the year 2009-2010 – Orders issued.
School Education (C2) Department

G.O.(Ms.) No.13                                                                                Dated: 25.01.2011.

1. From the Deputy Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of School Education and Literacy, Secondary Scholarship Division, New Delhi. Letter No.F.
7-18/2009-SS, Dated: 3.6.2010 and 22.11.2010.
2. From the Director of School Education, Chennai-6. Letter No.42152.E/E4/2009, Dated: 22.11.2010.

In the year 2008, the Government of India have launched a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme called “Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education”. As per the Scheme, a sum of Rs. 3000/- will be deposited in the name of each eligible girls and she would be entitled to withdraw it on reaching 18 years of age.

Salient features of the Scheme:-

(i) All SC/ST Girls who pass Class VIII and enroll in Class IX in State Government, Government Aided or Local Body Schools in the academic year 2008-09 onwards; and

(ii) All girls who pass Class VIII from Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (irrespective of whether from SC/ST or not) and enroll in Class IX in State Government, Government Aided or Local Body Schools in the academic year 2008-09 onwards; and

(iii) The girl should be unmarried and below 16 years of age (as on 31st March) on joining Class IX; and

(iv) The girls studying in class IX in private unaided schools and the schools run by Central Government are also excluded from the scheme.

Release of Funds:-

(i) the Government of India will release the funds in two installments every year.

(ii) the first installment will be released immediately after verifying the proposal and after obtaining the recommendation of the Grant-inAid Committee of the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

(iii) the second installment will be released after the receipt of theUtilization of Certificate on 1st installment and progress report from the State Government.

(iv) the Grants to State Governments will be remitted through Inter Government Adjustment Advice or through Banking Channel. This would include direct transfer of grants to the accounts of the beneficiaries through the banking channel.

(v) The Headmasters of the schools where the beneficiary students are studying should open Zero Balance Accounts of all the beneficiaries with the nearby State Bank of India or public sector banks.

2. In the letter first read above, the Government of India have sanctioned a sum of Rs.32,75,10,000/- (Rupees Thirty Two Crore Seventy Five Lakh and Ten Thousand only) to cover 109170 beneficiaries under Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education”. For 2009-10 the Government of India has requested this Government to deposit the above sanctioned amount with the State Bank of India, Main Branch, Sansad Marg, New Delhi along with the details of the beneficiaries like the name, father’s name, the name of the bank and its address, account number etc. so that the State Bank of India may issue a Fixed Deposit Certificate to the beneficiaries of the State under the Scheme.

3. The Accountant General (A&E) Tamil Nadu has reported that the amount of Rs.32,75,10,000/- (Rupees Thirty Two Crore, Seventy Five Lakh and Ten Thousand only) has been credited in the accounts of the Tamil Nadu Government. The Director of School Education in his letter 2nd read above has requested the Government to issue orders releasing the above amount to enable him to deposit the amount with State Bank of India, New Delhi.

4. The Government have carefully examined the proposal of Director of School Education and accordingly sanction is accorded for release of a sum of Rs.32,75,10,000/- (Rupees Thirty Two Crore Seventy Five Lakh and Ten Thousand only) towards the expenditure on implementing the Centrally Sponsored Scheme of “Incentive to Girls for Secondary Education” for the year 2009-2010.

5. The expenditure sanctioned in the para 4 above shall be debited to the following head of account :-

“2202 General Education- 02 Secondary Education-800 other expenditure – Schemes in the Eleventh five year plan III Centrally Sponsored – SI Incentive to girls for Secondary Education – 09 Grants in aid – 09 others” (DPC 2202-02-800-SI 0993)

6. The Director of School Education is requested to draw and deposit the amount in the State Bank of India, Main Branch, Sansad Marg, New Delhi in the Account No.30643488811 as advised by the Government of India.

7. This order issues with the concurrence of Finance Department vide its U.O.No.15/DSKM/Edn II/11, dated 22.01.2011

(By Order of the Governor)

Secretary to Government.

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Extension of Risk Allowance till 30.06.2011.

No.21012/01/2008-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dt.25th January, 2011.


Subject:- Extension of Risk Allowance till 30.06.2011.

     The undersigned is directed to refer this Department's OM No.21012/01/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 13.10.2010 vide which payment of Risk Allowance was extended till 31.12.2010. Extension of Risk Allowance for a further period of six months beyond 31.12.2010 has been considered and it has been decided that Risk Allowance may be continued for a further period of six months upto 30.06.2011 or till such time Risk Insurance Scheme is implemented, whichever is earlier. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure implementation of Risk Insurance Scheme before 30.06.2011. No further extension will considered thereafter.

( Zoya C.B.)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Thursday, January 27, 2011

CVC Disposed of 804 Cases in December 2010 Major Penalty Proceedings Recommened against 226 Officers

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) disposed of 804 cases during December 2010 referred to it for advice. Of these, 667 complaints were sent for necessary action/ATR whereas 48 complaints were sent for investigation and report. No action was required on 123 complaints.

The Commission advised imposition of major penalty against 226 officers including 50 from Department of Communications, 36 from Central Board of Excise & Customs, 23 from Ministry of Railways, 13 from State Bank of India, 10 from Vijaya Bank, 9 from Punjab & Sind Bank, 8 from M.C.D., 7 from Andhra Bank, 6 from Canara Bank, 5 each from Allahabad Bank, Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd.& UCO Bank. Remaining 31 cases pertained to different departments of the Government of India and PSUs.

Recoveries to the tune of about Rs.2.78 crore were effected after Commission conducted technical examination of some departments.

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Latest list of Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories in Kolkata

Central Government Health Scheme
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has published the latest list of Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories
and Imaging Centres empanelled with
Central Government Health Scheme
for Central Government Employees and Pensioners
as on 10th June 2010

The following hospitals and diagnostic centres have been empanelled under CGHS
with effect from 1st November, 2006, and thereafter, for the purposes specified:-

[As on 10th June 2010]

KOLKATA : Hospitals


Name of the Hospital

Empanelled for


B. M. Birla Heart Research Centre, 1/1 National Library Avenue, Kolkata 700 027 [Tel: 033 – 2456 7890 / 2456 7777]

Specialised purpose [Cardiology and Cardio- thoracic surgery] and diagnostic services [Laboratory].


Cancer Centre Welfare Home & Research Institute, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Thakurpurkur, Kolkata 700 063 [Tel: 033 – 2453 2781 / 2467

Specialised purpose [Cancer treatment including radiotherapy] and diagnostic service [laboratory, USG, CT, Mammography and X – Ray].


Dafodil Nursing Home (P) Ltd., 276 Canal Street, Kolkata 700 048 [Tel: 033 – 2534 6649 / 2534 5681]

General, Specialised purpose [Haemodialysis, TURP, Laparoscopic surgery, IOL implant, Joint replacement] and diagnostic services
[Laboratory, CT, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray].


Kothari Medical Centre, 8 / 3 Alipore Road, Kolkata 700 027 [Tel: 033 – 2456 7050 – 59]

General, Specialised purpose [Haemodialysis, TURP, Laparoscopic surgery, IOL Implant, Joint replacement] and diagnostic services
[Laboratory, MRI, CT, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray]. [Empanelment cancelled with effect from 21st August, 2008]


Mission of Mercy Hospital & Research Centre, 125 / 1, Park Street, Kolkata 700017 [Tel: 033 – 2229 6270 / 2269 4886]

Specialised purpose [Cardiology and Cardio- thoracic surgery, Laparoscopic Surgery, IOL Implant and Joint replacement] and diagnostic
services [Laboratory, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Rays]. [Empanelment cancelled with effect from 21st August, 2008]


Rabindranath Tagore International Institute of Cardiac Sciences, 124 Mukundapur, E. M. Bypass, Kolkata 700099 [Tel: 033 – 2436 4000 /
3001 4000]

Cardiology and Cardio-thoracic surgery


Susrut Eye Foundation and Research Centre, HB – 36 / A / 1, Sector III, Salt Lake City. Kolkata 700016 [Tel: 033 – 2358 0201 / 2334

Super-speciality eye care [Cataract / Glaucoma, Retinal – Medical & Vitreo-retinal surgery, Strabismus, Occuloplasty & Adnexa
and other specialised treatment].


Silverline Eye Hospital, 396 Prince Anwar Shah Road, Kolkata 700 045 [Tel: 033 - 2472 0836 / 2473 6940]

Super-speciality eye care in Cataract / Glaucoma, Medical retinal, Retinal and Vitreo Retinal surgeries.


Dr. Nihar Munshi Eye Foundation, 1/3, Dover Place, Kolkata 700 019

Superspeciality Eye Care [Cataract / Glaucoma, Retinal-Medical & Vitreo-Retinal Surgery, Strabismus, Occuloplasty & Adnexa]


B. P. Poddar Hospital & Medical Research Limited, 71/1, Hamayun Kabir Sarani, New Alipore, Block G, Near Durgapur Bridge, Kolkata

Multi-speciality general purpose hospital


Kasturi Medical Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., Diamond Harbour Road 3A, Bus Stand Joka, Thakurpur, Kolkata 700 104

Urology including dialysis and Lithotripsy


KPC Medical College & Hospital, Jadavpur, 1 F, Raja S. C. Mullick Road, Jadavpur, Kolkata 700 032

Multi-speciality [General purpose]; Dental Care [General Dentistry]; Diagnostic Centre [Laboratory, CT, USG / Colour Doppler and X –

Not recommended for Eye Care.

The following hospitals will continue to be empanelled under CGHS, Kolkata until further orders


Behala Balananda Brahmachari Hospital & Research Centre, 151 & 153 Diamond Harbour Road, Kolkata 700 034

General purpose treatment and diagnostic procedures. (Empanelment cancelled w.e.f. 28.04.2008)


Shankernath Dialysis Centre & Nursing Home, Swiss Park, Kolkata

Specialised treatment for dialysis (Haemodialysis) only. [Empanelment cancelled w.e.f. 3.10.2008]
KOLKATA : Diagnostic Centres

It has been decided to permit CGHS beneficiaries in Kolkata to avail treatment / facilities in the Afternoon Pay Clinics run by the Government of West Bengal, with provision for reimbursement of the consultation fee. The OPD consultation fee charged by the Pay Clinics will be reimbursement at the rate of Rs. 100/- (Rupees one hundred only) for the first visit and Rs. 60/- (Rupees Sixty only) for subsequent visits. The reimbursement of the expenditure will be made by the concerned Department / Ministry in case of serving employees and by CGHS in case of pensioner beneficiaries.


Name of the diagnostic centre

Empanelled for


Belle Vue Clinic, 9 Loudon Street, Kolkata 700 017 [Tel: 033 – 2287 2321 / 2287 7473]

Laboratory services, CT, Mammography, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray.


Eastern Diagnostics & Medical Centre Ltd., 13-C Mirza Ghalib Street, Kolkata 700 016 [Tel: 033 – 2217 8080 / 2217 8181]

Laboratory services, CT, Mammography, USG / Colour Doppler, X – Ray and Bone densitometry.


MAA Durga Diagnostic Centre, Goodluck House, P – 62, C. I. T. Scheme – VII(M), Kolkata 700 054 [Tel: 033 – 2355 8534 / 2355 9471]

Laboratory services and USG / Colour Doppler.


Mediclue Research & Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd., 68 Chowringhee Road, Kolkata 700020 [Tel: 033 – 2281 1138 / 2281 1139]

Laboratory services, CT, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray.


Medinova Diagnostic Services Limited, 1 Sarat Chatterjee Avenue, Kolkata 700029 [Tel: 033 – 2466 3651 / 2466 1780]

Laboratory services [Clinical Pathology, Biochemistry], USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray.


N. G. Medicare & Calcutta Hope Infertility Clinic, 123A Rashbehari Avenue, Kolkata 700 029

Laboratory Services, CT, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray.


Reliance Diagnostics, AE 337, Salt Lake City, Kolkata 700 064 [Tel: 033 – 2359 2472 / 3332 57 2019]

Laboratory services, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray. [Empanelment cancelled with effect from 21st August, 2008]


Suraksha Diagnostic & Eye Care Centre (P) Ltd, P 118, CIT Road, Scheme VI M, Phoolbazar, Kolkata 700 054

CT, USG and X-Ray only


Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd., BB-99 Prafulla Kanal, VIP Park, Kestopur, Kolkata 700 101 [Suraksha Diagnostic Pvt. Ltd., 106
Narkel-danga Main Road, Mangal Bhawan, A & B Block, Kolkata 700 054

Laboratory [Pathology excluding Histopathology, Biochemistry], CT, USG and X-Ray only


Dr. Lal Path Labs Pvt. Ltd., 20 Asutosh Mukherjee Road, Kolkata 700 020

Diagnostic centre [Clinical pathology except Histopathology, Biochemistry and Microbiology]


Calcutta Heart Research Centre, Kolkata

CT, USG / Colour Doppler and X-Ray only


Patho Treat Diagnostic Centre & Polyclinic, Dum Dum Road, Kolkata

USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray.

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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Latest list of Hospitals and Diagnostic centres in Mumbai

Central Government Health Scheme Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has published the latest list of Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories and Imaging Centres empanelled with Central Government Health Scheme for Central Government Employees and Pensioners as on 10th June 2010

The following hospitals and diagnostic centres have been empanelled under CGHS with effect from 1st November, 2006, and thereafter, for the purposes specified:-

[As on 10th June 2010]

MUMBAI: Hospitals


Name of the Hospital

Empanelled for


K. J. Somaiya Hospital & Research Centre, Somaiya Ayurvihar, Near Everard Nagar, Eastern Express High, Sion (W), Mumbai 400 022
[Tel: 022 – 2402 0933 / 2409 0253]

General, Specialised purpose (IOL Implant, Laparoscopic surgery, TURP, USG / Colour Doppler & Joint Replacement) and diagnostic
procedures (Laboratory services, USG / Colour Doppler, X – Ray)


Mahatma Gandhi Mission’s New Bombay Hospital, Plot – 35, Sector – 3, Vashi, Navi Mumbai 400 703 [Tel: 022 – 2782 2203 / 2782 1659]

Specialised (Haemodialysis, Lithotripsy / TURP, Laparoscopic Surgery, IOL Implant and Joint Replacement) and diagnostic procedures
(Lab, X – Ray, Mammography)


Prince Aly Khan Hospital, Aga Hall, Nesbit Road, Mazagaon, Mumbai 400010 [Tel: 022 – 2377 7800 / 2377 7900]

Specialised (Haemodialysis, Lithotripsy / TURP, Laparoscopic surgery, IOL Implant and Joint Replacement) and Diagnostic procedures
(Lab., X – Ray, USG / Colour Doppler, CT and Mammography).


Surya Eye Institute & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., 104 Aroto House, P. K. Road, Saidham, Mulund (W), Mumbai

Super-speciality eye care [Cataract / Glaucoma, Retinal-Medical & Vitreo-retinal surgery, Strabismus, Occuloplasty & Adnexa and
other specialised treatment except corneal transplant]


Balaji Hospital, Victoria Road, Cross Lane III, Byculla (E), Mumbai

Mjulti-speciality general purpose and specialised purpose in Cardiology & CTVS, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Urology including
Dialysis, Orthopaedic surgery, including joint replacement and arthroscopic surgery, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Oncology [Surgery
and chemotherapy], Paediatrics and Paediatrics surgery, Endoscopic / Laparoscopic surgery, ENT and Opthalmology.


Shree Ramakrishna Netralaya, A – Wing, Shree Balaji Apartment, Near Risk Care Hospital, 1st Floor, Near Makhamali Talao, L. B. S. Marg,
Thane (W), Mumbai 400 061

Super-speciality Eye Care [Cataract / Glaucoma & Strabismus only].

MUMBAI : Diagnostic Centres


Name of the diagnostic centre

Empanelled for


Andheri Pathology Laboratory, Shop No. 14, Radhika Niwas, Next Union Bank of India, Opp. To Vishal Hall, Andheri-Kurla Road Andheri
(E), Mumbai 400 069 [Tel: 022 – 2682 2311 / 2683 2589]

Laboratory services (Clinical pathology and biochemistry).


Chitra Scan & Imaging Centre, 2 Chitra Apartment, Ground Floor, Gokuldas, Pasta Road, Behind Chitra Cinema, Dadar (E), Mumbai 400
014 [Tel: 022 – 5680 6691 / 2412 9860]

CT Scan, USG / Colour Doppler and 2 D Echo Stress Test.


Dr. V. T. Shah Diagnostic Centre & Clinic, Kapole Niwas. 590 Dr. Ambedkar Road, Mumbai 400 019 [Tel: 022 – 2414 0745 / 2413 5594]

Laboratory services (Clinical Pathology and Biochemistry) and Imaging services (USG / Colour Doppler).


It has been brought to the notice of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare that hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS, Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram have been showing lack of interest in continuing with CGHS due to their perceived grievance of high amount of performance bank guarantee and the rates that were being offered. This has resulted in the ailing CGHS beneficiaries not being able to get treatment in private hospitals and diagnostic centres.

The matter has been examined in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and, as an interim arrangement, it has been decided that CGHS beneficiaries in Mumbai and Thiruvananthapuram may be allowed to get their treatment / tests, etc., in any private hospital / diagnostic centre in their respective cities and claim reimbursement from their respective Departments / Ministries / CGHS, as the case may be, subject to the condition that the reimbursement would be limited to the CGHS rates that have been fixed for the city. There will be no change in the procedure for claiming of reimbursement of expenses.

The hospitals, not being in the list empanelled hospitals under the CGHS, may not provide treatment under CGHS package rates for the city and may charge their own prevailing rates. The hospitals will also not be extending credit facilities to pensioner CGHS beneficiaries. Hence the beneficiaries may have to spend for their treatment from their own resources and claim reimbursement from their respective Ministries / Departments / CGHS. Before they proceed to get treatment in a hospital, the beneficiaries are requested to get the permission from the concerned authorities.

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Ad-hoc promotion of UDCs of SL-2002 & 2003 to Assistant Grade -reg.

No.4/6/2010-CS.l I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances and Pensions
Departmenl of Personnel & Training.

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110 003.
Dated, the 21st January, 2011.


Subject: Ad-hoc promotion of UDCs of SL-2002 & 2003 to Assistant Grade -reg.

     The undersigned is directed to convey the decision of the competent authority to further promote the UDCs of CSCS of Select List Year 2002 and 2003 to Assistants Grade of CSS on ad-hoc basis upto 30/06/2011 or until further orders or till regular Assistants become available through the normal channels of recruitment as prescribed under the CSS Rules. whichever is earlier. All those officials who are eligible for promotion may he promoted on us is where is basis i..c., where they are presently working as UDC, subject to availability of vacancies. ln Cadre Units where eligible UDCs arc in excess than the available vacancies in the Grade of Assistant. the name and full details of such junior-most UDCs, who have been found fit by the DPC, but could not he accommodated in the Cadre Units, may he forwarded to this Department for their posting in the Cadrc Units where vacancies are available.

     2. The eligible officials, as per the above scheme of things, may be appointed as Assistants on ad-hoc basis, initially for the period upto 30/06/2011 after assessing their suitability fof promotion by screening the records, i.e., (ACRs of the officers by the appointing authority and also after ensuring that vigilancc case is either pending or being contemplated against the official. The ad-hoc promotion/appointment is subject to following conditions: -

i) the ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List or to claim seniority in the Assistants’ Grade of CSS:

ii) ad-hoc appointments may be terminated at any point of time without giving any reason there fore;

iii the appointment on ad-hoc basis will take effect from the date of taking over the chargc of the post of Assistant of CSS.

iv) that the ad-hoc appointment in Assistant Grade would he continued only if they attend and qualify the mandatory training as and when nominated by CS. I (Training) Section of this Department failing which their ad-hoc appointment would be terminated.

3. If any of the eligible officers is on deputation, he/she may be given the option to be reverted within one month to avail of the promotion.

4. All the Cadre Units arc requested to take necessary action in this regard as the whole process may be completed on top priority basis within a period of one month. A copy of the appointment order may be endorsed to this Department. Thereafter, a report indicating the name and details of the UDCs who have been appointed/promoted to the post of Assistant on ad-hoc basis may be sent to this Department in the prescribed proforma enclosed with this OM, by 28.02.2011. A list of those UDCs who have not been found fit, with reasons therefore, may also be furnished to this Department.

Encl: As above.

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Model Recruitment Rules for Stenographer posts in non-Secretariat Organizations.

NO. AB-14017/8/2010-Estt (RR)
Government of lndia
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi

Dated the 24th January, 2011


Subject:- Model RRs for Stenographer posts in non-Secretariat Organizations.
     The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 10th March, 2010 forwarding copy of the Model Recruitment Rules for Stenographers Grade II post in Non-Secretariat Organizations. The Model RRs for the posts of Stenographer Grade I, Private Secretary, Senior Private Secretary (Group B posts) have been reviewed in the light of 6th CPC recommendations on revision of pay scales, instructions issued by this Department, etc. Accordingly, the revised Model Recruitment Rules for the same applicable to the Stenographers in Non-Secretariat Organizations which are not part of the CSSS / RBSSS / IFS / AFHQSS or any other organized headquarter services are enclosed as Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

     2. Ministries / Departments may review the existing rules and notify the revised rules conforming to the Model Recruitment Rules. These may also be forwarded to all autonomous/statutory bodies for adoption. The Ministry of Home Affairs are also requested to forward these Model RRs to the UT Administrations for appropriate action.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Dinesh Kapila)

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Antony Assures Funds for Modernization of Military Hospitals

The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony has assured there would be no funds constraint for the modernization of Armed Forces Hospitals. Addressing a select gathering after presenting the Raksha Mantri’s Trophies for the Best Command Hospital here today, Shri Antony noted with satisfaction that the Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) have utilized their entire Annual Budget of Rupees 90 crores for the current financial year. “All hospitals will be modernized at par with the best hospitals in the country in a phased manner,” he said.

Shri Antony also said that a proposal for the restructuring of the Military Nursing Service has also been approved by the Defence Ministry and would soon be examined by the Union Cabinet. He lauded the contribution of the AFMS in various missions abroad including under the UN Flag such as Ethiopia, Lebanon, Golan Heights, Congo and Afghanistan.

Earlier Shri Antony presented the Raksha Mantri’s Trophies for the Best Command Hospital for the year 2010 to Mumbai based Indian Naval Hospital Ship Asvini. Surgeon Rear Admiral YP Monga, Commandant of the hospital received the Trophy and a cash prize of Rupees Ten Lakhs. The Southern Command Hospital, Pune was awarded the Second Best Command Hospital Trophy, carrying a cash prize of Rs. Three Lakhs. Major General SS Panwar, Commandant of the hospital, received the trophy.

The three Service Chiefs, - Air Chief Marshal PV Naik, Admiral Nirmal Verma and General VK Singh, besides the Defence Secretary Shri Pradeep Kumar and Lt. General Naresh Kumar, Officiating Director General, AFMS and other top Armed Forces officers and officials of the Ministry of Defence were present on the occasion.

The Best Command Hospital Trophy is being awarded since 1989 and the Second Best Hospital Trophy was introduced last year.

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Monday, January 24, 2011

SC ponders over reservation to Dalit Christians, Muslims

The Supreme Court decided to examine the issue whether Dalit Christians and Muslims can be provided reservation like Hindu SCs/STs.

Christian and Muslim organisations have filed writ petitions in the Supreme Court seeking reservations for Dalit Christians and Muslims.

Their main contention is why SC/ST reservation remain confined only to Hindus and why can't the benefit of quota in jobs and admissions in educational institutions be extended to dalit Christians and Muslims.

According to article 16(4) of the Constitution of India, government can provide reservation to socially, educationally and economically backward sections of the society to bring them at par with the well-to-do sections of the society.

Article 14 of the Constitution, however, prohibits discrimination in the name of caste, creed, religion and gender and according to anti-reservationists providing reservation on the basis of religion and caste shall be violative of the Constitution of India.

The Supreme Court admitted the petition to decide them on merits. UNI

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Amendment to Rule 64,71,72 & 80 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972-Issue of No Demand Certificate to Govt servants.

Government of India
Department of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 12th October, 2010


SUBJECT: Amendment to Rule 64,71,72 & 80 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972-Issue of No Demand Certificate to Govt servants.

       The undersigned is directed to say that Department of Pension and Pensioner Welfare vide Notification No. S.O 829 (E) dated 7th April 2010, published in the Gazette of India on 12th April, 2010 has made amendments to Rules 64 71, 72 & 80 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, providing thereby to withhold 10% of the amount of Gratuity admissible to retiring Government employees who are in occupation of Govt accommodation. However, consequent upon the issue of above notification, a large number of those Government employees, who have not been allotted Government accommodation are also approaching the Directorate of Estates for obtaining ‘No Demand Certificate’. In this regard, orders dated 21.11.1963 issued by this Directorate already exist. According to these orders, in cases where a Government servant has not been in occupation of any Govt residential accommodation during the service, a reference to the Directorate Estates for the issue of ‘NDC’ to him should not be necessary.

       In view of this, it is reiterated that in cases where a Govt servant has not been allotted and occupied any residential accommodation during the service, instead of approaching this Directorate, the No Demand Certificate should be issued by the administrative authority concerned after verification of their records and obtaining the declaration from the Govt servants concerned, in the form enclosed herewith and attested by a Gazetted officer.

(R. N. Yadav)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

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Entitlement of Pass facilites under MACPS -Clarification reg.

(Railway Board)

S.No.PC-VI/245                                                           RBE  No.6/2011           No.PC-V/2009/A               New Delhi,12-01-2011

The General Managers
All Zonal Rai1ways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub:- Entitlement of Pass facilites under MACPS -Clarification reg.

Ref:- Board’s letter of even number dated 10-06-2009

     The issue regarding the entitlement of privilege and other passes in case of employees who have been granted financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme has been under consideration.

     In terms of Para 16 of Annexure of Board's letter referred to above, financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme is personal to the incumbent and entitles the employee to certain benefits which are linked to the pay drawn by the employee. Hence, the benefit of Passes/PTOs Corresponding to the next higher Grade Pay granted under the MACP Scheme will be available to the employee. It is also reiterated that the grant of financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme does not entail any change in the designation, classification and status of an employee. Accordingly, the benefits related to higher status inherent in the higher Pay Band and / or Grade Pay is not avaialble to such an employee who has been granted higher Grade Pay under the MACP Scheme.

3. This issue with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Rai1ways.

4. Hindi version is enclosed.

Dy. Director, Pay Commission - V
Railway Board

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Sunday, January 23, 2011






In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following Rules, regulating the issue of passes and Privilege Ticket Orders to Railway servants, for travel by trains namely:-

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New Pass Rules - Clarification

D.O.No.AIRF/82                        Dated: January 13, 2011

Dear Coms.,

Sub: New Pass Rules - Clarification

     We are getting lot of queries on year ending entitlement of Privilege Passes and for those who have not completed 5 year service.

     We have discussed the matter with the Adviser(IR), Railway Board, who has clarified that all the Privilege Passes issued after 3rd January, 2011 will be covered under RBE No.3/2011(E(W)2008/PS 5-1/38 dated 6.1.2011), which means, remaining year ending Privilege Passes will be issued as per New Pass

     Those who have not completed 5 year service and are entitled for single pass will be entitled for IInd Class `A’ (AC-3 Tier) Privilege Pass.

     In case any CPO or administrative officer has any problem, he can get it clarified from the Adviser(IR), Railway Board.

     With best wishes!

Comradely Yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

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Saturday, January 22, 2011

SSC to Recruit Constables for Central Police Organisations

     Staff Selection Commission will be conducting examination for recruitment of Constable (General Duty) in Central Police Organisations under Ministry of Home Affairs, in the pay scale of Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs.2000/-. The age limit is 18-23 years. This is the first time that the Government has decided to conduct a common recruitment examination for recruitment of Constable (General Duty) in all the CPOs, through Staff Selection Commission. Earlier, the respective CPOs used to make recruitment of Constables (GD) by their own..

     Ministry of Home Affairs has intimated about 49,070 vacancies of Constables (General Duty) collectively, in BSF, CISF, CRPF and SSB for which written test will be held on 5.6.2011 for candidates qualifying in physical standard/physical efficiency test and about 5000 vacancies are tentatively available in ITBP and Assam Rifles for which written examination will be held on 1.5.2011. Respective notices will be published in 5-11 February, 2011 edition of Employment News/Rozgar Samachar. The Candidates domiciled in a State/UT are only eligible for vacancies in respective States/UTs. Allocation to different CPOs in the case of common recruitment will be made on merit-cum-option basis. In case of Common Recruitment for BSF, CRPF, CISF and SSB, applications are to be sent by candidates to the respective Regional/Sub-Regional Offices of the Staff Selection Commission in whose jurisdiction the Centre of Written Examination falls. The candidates will have option to apply online ( or submit paper application.

The following are the major features of the recruitment: -

(i) Vacancies have been allocated UT/State-wise in CPO to be filled by candidates domiciled in the State/UT.

(ii) Separate vacancies have been reserved for Border Districts and Naxalite/Militancy affected areas in different States/UTs.

(iii) Entire recruitment is scheduled to be completed in six months for Assam Rifles and ITBP and in nine months for other CPOs.

(iv) The selection process will consist of Physical Standards Test (PST)/Physical Efficiency Test (PET), written examination for PST/PET qualified candidates and Medical Examination for candidates short listed on the basis of Written Examination.

(v) Vacancies are likely to increase and will be finalised before the Written Examination.

(vi) The Written Examination will consist of Matriculation level questions on General Intelligence and Reasoning. General Knowledge and Awareness, Elementary Mathematics and English or Hindi.

Detailed notice and application forms will be available on SSC website from 5.2.2011 onwards.

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Combined Defence Services Exam (I) – 2011

     The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Combined Defence Services Examination (I) – 2011 at 41 Centres throughout the country on 13/2/2011 (Sunday). Admission Certificates to the candidates have been dispatched. Letters of rejection to the candidates stating reason(s) for rejection have also been issued. If any applicant who has not received either the Admission Certificate or the Rejection Letter, may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125, & 011-23098543 and 011-23387402 during working hours. The candidates can also send message on FAX No. 011-23387310. The candidates may also get “Venue Information” through Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) of the Commission by dialing 011-23387310. Information regarding ‘Venues of Examination’ is also available on Union Public Service Commission’s Website

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Re-engagement of ratired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of service.

RBE No.O7/2O


No. E(NG)I1/2010/RC-4/6
New Delhi, dated:13.01.2011

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways
(As per standard mailing list)

Sub: Re-engagement of ratired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of service.

   Keeping in view the acute shortage of staff in various categories of posts owing to various reasons and consequent hampering of the Railway’s services, Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to permit General Managers to re-engage retired employees with the following conditions:

     1. Railway should issuo necessary notificatioi for such re-engagement by giving wide publicity through open advertisement so that all may get equal opportunity.

     2. Re-engaged employees should not have been covered under the Safety Related Retirement Scheme/Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS).

     3. While engaging such staff, medical fitness of the appropriate category should be obtained from the designated authorities.

     4. Suitabitity/Competency of the staff should also be adjudged before Engaging and the issue of their safety record should be addressed.

     5. Maximum age limit or such re-engagement shall be 62 years end this limit shall not be exceeded in case of any retired railway employees during the period of re-engagement.

     6. While engaging such staff and assigning duties to them, it must be ensured that safety and other operational requirements are adequately addressed.

     7. Remuneration to such staff be made as stipulated vide this Ministry's letter No. E(NG)II/2007/RC-4/CORE/1 dated 11.12.2009 (in each and ever case of engagement of retired employee, the daily allowances plus full pension should not exceed the last pay drawn).

     8. The scheme will be valid up to December 2011. This may be terminated if adequate staff become available.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways (Railway Board).

Jt. Director (N)IT
Railway Board

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Updation of Common Seniority List (CSL) of Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS upto Select List Years 1994 as on 1.7.2010.


No. 6/1/2011-CS-1I(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003.
Dated, the 11th January, 2011.


Subject: Updation of Common Seniority List (CSL) of Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS upto Select List Years 1994 as on 1.7.2010.

     The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.20/23/2005-CS.II dated 28.7.2006 circulating therewith the Final Common Seniority List of Steno Grade ‘D’ upto the Select List Year 1994,
which is also available on the website of this Ministry and to say that the CSL of Steno Grade ‘D’ upto the SL year 1994 was circulated way back in 2006 and many Steno Grade ‘D’ in this list may have been promoted as PA under the SQ or LDCE quota, some may have left the service due to other
reasons. As such, there is a need to update the CSL upto the SL year 1994 as on 1.7.2010.

     2. All the Cadre Units are requested to furnish in the Annexure to this O.M., the details as on 1.7.2010, of all Steno Grade ‘D’ who had appeared in the CSL of Steno Grade ‘D’ circulated vide this Department’s O.M. dated 28.7.2006 and who have been promoted as PA/PS on regular basis or who have left the service due to other reasons so that their names may be deleted from the CSL, Cadre Units are requested to ensure that the requisite information is furnished to this Department by .31.1.2011 without any delay

(G.S. Pundir)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24654020

All 40 Cadre Units of CSSS.

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

PM Launches Countrywide Mobile Number Portability Keep the Number Change the Service Provider

Telecommunications a key Tool for SOCIO Economic Transformation: PM
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh launched Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Service in the country here today by making inaugural call to Shri Kapil Sibal, the Union Minister of Communications & IT from a ported number. Congratulating the Telecom Sector for the introduction of MNP and for being the fastest growing telecom market in the world, the Prime Minister said that the MNP is a shining example of how our telecommunications services have helped to widen human choices in a very important area of nation’s economic activity. Telecommunications provide a key tool for socio-economic transformation of our rural areas, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Kapil Sibal said that though India has introduced Mobile Number Portability relatively late vis-à-vis other developed countries but at the same time it has done so by adopting latest technologies and methodology. India has now joined the band wagon of advanced countries like USA, UK, China etc. in providing the MNP. He further stated that seeing the size of the country, number of subscribers & their growth rate and the number of operators per Licensed Service Area, there will be hardly any country with a network of so much complexity where MNP has been implemented.

Implementation of MNP will not only give wider choices to the Indian subscribers but will also compel Service providers to offer innovative, affordable and competitive Tariff plans for the benefit of the masses

. He also said that commitment made at the time of pilot launching in Haryana in Nov’2010 has been kept today because of single minded efforts of all concerned. Congratulating engineers for the great job done, he said that making solution for the complex situation was possible only because of them.

Mobile Number Portability (MNP) Service will allow subscribers to retain their existing Mobile Telephone Number even when they switch from one access service provider to another irrespective of mobile technology or from one technology to another technology of the same or any other access service provider within the same service area.

The MNP Service was initially launched in Haryana Licensed Service Area on 25.11.2010 which served as a pilot and helped resolve all problems in the countrywide implementation. Subsequently, a phase-wise migration plan of networks in all the other Service Areas was worked out by DOT in coordination with Service Providers. During the migration process, validation of technical parameters was carried out for successful and smooth migration of the networks of various Service Areas. Technical migration activity has been completed as planned on 19.01.2011 which has completed the ground work for commencement of MNP Service on a commercial basis from 20.01.2011.

In his welcome address, Shri Sachin Pilot, the Minister of State for Communications & IT, said that after launch of MNP subscribers can change service providers keeping the same number. This is both threat and opportunity for the service providers.

The Secretary (DoT), Shri R. Chandrashekhar said on the occasion that the countrywide launch of MNP marks a watershed in the history of the telecom sector in India. Competition is set to intensify both on cost and quality making customer the king. He thanked the Prime Minister for making 750 million Indian subscribers the king.

From today mobile subscribers in all service areas across the country have the choice of selecting their telecom service provider within the Licensed Service Area without changing their number provided a minimum period of 90 days has elapsed after subscription to the mobile service of the current service provider. For availing this facility the subscriber has to generate a unique porting code (UPC) by sending an SMS (PORT Mobile number) to 1900. With this UPC, the subscriber has to do all the formalities of registering as a new subscriber and present the UPC to the new service provider. In J&K, the pre-paid subscriber shall call to 1900 and get the UPC from the operator.

90 days time is required to be completed with the existing service provider before applying for porting. Porting has to be completed within 7 working days except for J&K, Assam and North East Service Areas where 15 days time has been prescribed. TRAI has put a ceiling of Rs. 19/- on porting charges which the new service provider may collect from the subscriber. Post-paid subscribers before making the porting request, have to make sure that their last bill has been paid failing which the request for change to a new service provider shall be rejected. In the case of pre-paid subscriber any balance amount left will not be carried forward when the number is transferred to the new service provider.

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Ceiling for reimbursement of special Nursing and Ayah/Attendant charges to the employees covered under CS(MA) Rules,1944.

No.S. 14025/8/20 10-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
313, ‘D’Wing. Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi— 110108

Dated 18th January,2011.


Subject: Ceiling for reimbursement of special Nursing and Ayah/Attendant charges to the employees covered under CS(MA) Rules,1944.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry’s CM No.S.14025/74/86- MS dated 30.10.1991 wherein an arrangement for reimbursement for special nursing has been made which stipulates that the amount of such reimbursement is limited to the amount which is in excess of 25% of the pay of the Government servant. Keeping in view the increase in pay and allowances and wages of nurses and ayah/attendants and in order to simplify the existing procedure, it has been decided to fix ceiling rates of special nurse and ayah/attendant for reimbursement to CS(MA) beneficiaries.

2. The Ceiling rates for such reimbursement to CS(MA) beneficiary would be as follows:

Special Nurse – Rs 150/- per shift of 12 hours.
Ayah/Attendant – Rs 75/- per shift of 12 hours

3. The reimbursement of special charges for nurse and ayah/attendant at above rates is subject to the condition that for such purpose a certificate from the medical officer in-charge of the case in the hospital and countersigned by the medical superintendent of the hospital should be produced in the prescribed form as enclosed at annexure.

4 This order will be effective from the date of issue

5. This issues with the concurrence of IFD vide Dy. No. C-2200 dated 05/01/2011.

(Sanjay Pant)
Under Secretary to the Government of India.
TeIe:23061 521.

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Qualifying service for promotion to SAG/HAG Grades in Organised Group A Engineenng Services- regarding

No. AB.14017/61/2008-Estt (RR)/Pt.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi

Dated 18th January,2O11


Subiect:- Qualifying service for promotion to SAG/HAG Grades in Organised Group A Engineenng Services- regarding

This Department vide OM of even No. dated 15.12.2009 had issued guidelines for amendment of Service Rules for incorporating the eligibility requirements for promotion to SAG and HAG level in Organized Group A Services.

2. The matter has been examined in respect of the Organized Engineering Services where the functional JAG is at Grade Pay of Rs.8700/- and the eligibility requirement for SAG level is 3 years in the JAG grade.
Accordingly for promotion to SAG (PB 4 Grade Pay Rs.10000/-) Level in Organized Engineering Services, the eligibility requirement shall be

            ‘Officers in the grade of Superintending Engineer and equivalent (PB 4 Grade Pay of Rs. 87000-)with 3 years regular seivice in the grade or officers in the grade of Superintending Engineer/equivalent with 17
years regular service in Group A posts in the service out of which at least l year of regular service should be in the PB-4 Grade Pay of Rs. 8700."

For promotion to HAG ( Rs 67000-79000/-) level, the eligibility requirement shall be

          • Officers in the SAG (PB-4 Grade Pay Rs. 10000/-) with 3 year's regular service in the grade OR Officers with 25 years’ regular service an Group A posts in the service out of which atleast 1 year’ regular service should be in the SAG

3. The cadre controlling authorities of the various Organized Group A Engineering Services may initiate action for appropriate amendments in the Service Rules

4. Hinds version will follow.

(Dinesh Kaplia)

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Result of Written Part of Engineering Services Exam 2010 Announced

The UPSC has announced result of the written part of the Engineering Services Examination, 2010 held in June 2010.

Out of total of 146052 candidates admitted in the examination, 53877 candidates appeared in the written part of the examination. 1854 candidates have qualified for interview for the personality test. The community wise and discipline wise break up of qualified candidates is as under:-

General     :      793      Civil Engineering                        : 584
SC             :     274      Mechanical Engineering              : 466
ST              :     142      Electrical Engineering                 : 320
OBC          :     645      Electronics & Telecom Engineering : 484
Total          :     1854*                                  Total     : 1854*

*(Including 45 PH candidates)

The result is available on PIB website and also on UPSC website

Interview of candidates who have qualified for the Personality Test are scheduled to be held from February 14, 2011 onwards. The exact date of interview will, however, be intimated to the candidates through Interview Letter. Roll Number wise Interview Scheduled will also be available on Commission’s Website by second week of February, 2011.

The marks-sheets of candidates who have not qualified will be available on the Commission’s Website within one month from the date of publication of the result and would be available for a period of 60 days.

The candidature of these candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all respects. All the qualified candidates are required to download the Detailed Application Forms (DAF) and Summary Sheet from Commission’s website and send them by Regd.Post/Speed Post to the Under Secretary (Engg.), Room No.427, Ayog Sachivalaya building, Union Public Service Commission, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069 within seven days from the date of declaration of result.

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