Friday, September 30, 2011

House Rent Allowance not a right, merely a compensation: HighCourt


   MUMBAI: The HC has ruled that house rent allowance (HRA) is not a right. A division bench of Justice B P Dharmadhikari and Justice A P Bhangale ruled that a government employee not staying in the quarters despite its availability can be disentitled from claiming the special allowance. The bench was hearing a petition filed by the defence ministry against its employees working in the ordinance factory in Nagpur, who were staying in their own accommodation.

   Nagpur has surplus government accommodation and is one of the few cities where a central government employee, who lives in his own house has to submit a "non-availability certificate" before he can ask for HRA. The government claimed that its employees, who are offered accommodation but refuse to occupy the same, would not be entitled to HRA.
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Sanction of Bonus and Ex-gratia to the employees of State Public Sector Undertakings for the year 2010-11 - Payable during 2011-12-Orders issued.


ABSTRACT

State Public Sector Undertakings - Sanction of Bonus and Ex-gratia to the employees of State Public Sector Undertakings for the year 2010-11 - Payable during 2011-12-Orders issued.

FINANCE (BPE) DEPARTMENT

G.O.Ms.No.268
Dated: 29.09.2011

ORDER:

   The Government issue the following orders for the payment of Bonus and Ex-gratia for the year 2010-11 payable during 2011-12 to the workers and employees of State Public Sector Undertakings:-

   (i) All workers and employees of State Public Sector Undertakings who are drawing a Grade pay of Rs. 4300 in the scale of pay of Rs.9300-34800 and below (Pre-revised scale - Rs. 5300-150-8300 and below) i.e. those who are in the C & D Groups, irrespective of their eligibility, be paid a minimum Bonus of 8.33% and Ex-gratia of 1.67% before 30.09.2011 to claim it as an eligible expenditure under Income Tax Act, subject to the salary ceiling limit of Rs. 3500/- for the purpose of determination of Bonus for the year 2010-11 and in relaxation of the eligibility salary ceiling of Rs. 10,000/
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Revised training module for Assisant Loco Pilots.


Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

RBE No.129/2011

No. E(MPP)2009/3/14
Dated: 26.09.2011

The General Manager,
All Indian Railways including Production Units

DG/RDSO, Lucknow
CAO/ COFMOW, Tilak Bridge New Delhi
CAO/ Rae Bareli

Sub: - Revised training module for Assisant Loco Pilots.

   Consequent upon revision of the training duration in the training modules for Assistant Loco Pilots vide letter of even number dated 05.6.2009, Pay Commission Dte vide letter No. PC-V/2008/PS/1(Stipend) dated 29.06.2011 have consequently revised the rates of stipend of Assistant Loco Pilot (Elect.) and Assistant Loco Pilot (Diesel).
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Clarification on Children Education Allowance.


RBE No.132/2011
PC-VI No.276

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4
New Delhi, Dated:28-09-2011

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways & PUs.

Sub:- Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

********

   Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 01.10.2008 followed by subsequent letters regarding revised policy instructions / clarifications on Children Education Allowance admissible to Railway Servants. Based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission
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All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the month of August 2011


   All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of August, 2011 increased by 1 point and stood at 194 (one hundred & ninety four) .

   During August, 2011, the index recorded maximum increase of 9 points in Amritsar centre, 8 points each in Bhilwara and Chindwara centres, 6 points in Kolkata centre, 5 points in Jharia centre, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 16 centres. The index decreased by 3 points each in Giridih, Quilon and Kodarma centres, 2 points in Rajkot centre, 1 point in 9 centres while in the remaining 15 centres the index remained stationary.

   The maximum increase of 9 points in Amritsar centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Fresh Milk, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Kerosene Oil, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic), etc. The increase of 8 points each in Bhilwara and Chindwara centres is due to increase in the prices of Wheat, Gram Dal, Groundnut Oil, Soyabeen Oil, Milk, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Bidi, Firewood, Toilet Soap, etc. The increase of 6 points in Kolkata centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice,
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“Resolve Ex-Servicemen Pension Grievances Quickly”:


“Resolve Ex-Servicemen Pension Grievances Quickly”:

Antony’s Message to Defence Accounts on Annual Day

   The Defence Minister Shri AK Antony today asked senior Defence Finance officials of his Ministry to consider the satisfaction level of Ex-Servicemen (ESM) pensioners as the benchmark of their performance. Addressing the 264th Annual Day Celebration of the Defence Accounts Department (DAD) here today, Shri Antony pointed out that his office still continues to receive several pension settlement related grievances.

   “True, most of these cases were a baggage from the past as a consequence of Pay Commission recommendations and Cabinet decision on pay and pension hike, yet these needed to be addressed at the shortest possible time,” Shri Antony said. “Ultimately, the taste of the pudding lies in its eating,” he quipped adding that “the veterans deserved their due as they had sacrificed the prime of their life safeguarding our borders.”
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Production Linked Bonus for Railway Employees



   The Union Cabinet has accepted the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days` wages for the financial year 2010-2011 for all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees.

   The financial implication of payment of 78 days` PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs.1098.58 crore. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted railway employees is Rs.3500/- p.m.
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Thursday, September 29, 2011

West Bengal Health Scheme, Admissibility of Air Fare


Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch
Medical Cell

No. 9226-F (MED)
 Dt. 26-09-2011

Memorandum

   Medical treatment in eight speciality hospitals outside the State is allowed under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008. Now, in partial modification of the Finance Department Memo No. 3474-F, dt. 11-05-2009, the Governor is pleased to order
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Payment of arrears on account of revision of pay scales under the Himachal Pradesh Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2009.


No. Fin(PR)B(7)-1/2009-II-LOOSE
Government of Himachal Pradesh,
Finance (Pay Revision) Department.

From
Principal Secretary (Finance) to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh.

To
1. All the Administrative Secretaries to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla-171 002.
2. All the Heads of the Departments in Himachal Pradesh.
3. The Registrar, High Court of Himachal Pradesh, Shimla.
4. All the Divisional/Deputy Commissioners in Himachal Pradesh.

Dated: Shimla-171 002, the 24 September, 2011.

Subject:- Payment of arrears on account of revision of pay scales under the Himachal Pradesh Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2009.

Sir/Madam,
         In continuation of this Department’s letters of even number dated: 19th March, 2010, 2nd November, 2010, 10th March, 2011 and in supersession of this Department’s letters dated: 17th August, 2011 & 20th August, 2011, on the subject cited above, I am directed to say that the matter with regard to the payment of arrears on account of revision of pay scales under the Himachal Pradesh Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2009, has been reconsidered and it has now been decided that all the regular employees whose total accrued arrear {including already paid} is Rs. 70,000/-
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Pension - Revision of pension and other related benefits - in respect of part- time contingent employees - orders issued.

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Abstract

Pension - Revision of pension and other related benefits - in respect of part- time contingent employees - orders issued.

FINANCE (PENSION - B) DEPARTMENT
G.O.(P).No..405/2011/Fin. Dated, 26th September 2011, Thiruvananthapuram.

Read: (1). G.O(P) No.85/2011/Fin, dated 26.02.2011.
(2). GO(P) No. 86/2011/Fin, dated 26.02.2011.
(3). G.O(P) No.87/2011/Fin, dated 28.02.2011.
(4). GO(P) No.345/2011/Fin, dated 12.08.2011.
(5). Circular No. 42/2011/(3)/Fin, dated 15.07.2011.
(6). GO(P)No. 143/2011/Fin, dated 30.03.2011.

ORDER

   Government, as per the Orders and Circular read above, have revised pay and allowances and pensionary benefits of state government employees, staff of educational institutions, teachers, university employees etc. As per ,para 9 of Government Order read I above, new scales of pay have been sanctioned to part - time contingent employees with effect from 01.07.2009. Accordingly,Government are pleased to revise pension and other related benefits in respect of part - time
contingent employees.

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Nomination of LDCs of CSCS for indusion in the Select List year 2007 of UDCs Grade for the Select List year 2007- regarding.


Most Immediate

No. 3/l/2010-CS.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi dated 21st September, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Nomination of LDCs of CSCS for indusion in the Select List year 2007 of UDCs Grade for the Select List year 2007- regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to refer to this Department’s O.M.of even number dated 17th August, 2011, 27th August, 2010, 12th November, 2010 and 28th January, 2011 on the above subject and to say that it is observed that some of the cadre units have not relieved the LDCs who have been nominated to other cadre units for appointment as UDCs for the Select List year 2007
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Guidelines regarding grant of ‘Vigilance Clearance’ to members of Central Civil Services / Posts.


No. 11012/11/2007-Estt.A
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, Dated 27th September,2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines regarding grant of ‘Vigilance Clearance’ to members of Central Civil Services / Posts.

   The undersigned is directed to say that it has been decided by the Government that officers who have not submitted the Annual Immovable Property Returns by the prescribed time would be denied vigilance clearance and will not be considered for empanelment for senior level posts in Government of India.
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Frequently Asked Qustions on Flexible Complementing Scheme

DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
ESTT.(RR) DIVISION
FLEXIBLE COMPLEMENTING SCHEME
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUSTIONS

 
Point of doubt
Clarification
1
What is Flexible Complimenting Scheme (FCS)?
FCS is an in-situ promotion scheme for scientists for which the criteria shall be proven merit and records of research. FCS as modified after 6th CPC recommendations is governed by DOPT OM No. AB 14017/37/2008-Estt.. (RR) dated 10.09.2010.

What are the guidelines on FCS issued by DOPT
DOPT after 5th,CPC issued comprehensive instructions on FCS in OM No.2/41/97-PIC dated 9.11.98. These have been further reviewed in the light of 6th CPC instructions and modified FCS guidelines issued in OM NO.AB 14017/37/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 10th September, 2010

To whom the instructions are applicable?
FCS is applicable to scientists and technologists holding Group A scientific posts in scientific and technology departments and who are engaged in scientific activities and services

What are the qualifications covered under FCS?
Master’s degree in Natural/Agricultural Sciences or Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering/Technology/Medicine
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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Applicability of Private Charge for booking of Holiday Home, Guest House, Touring Oflicers’ Hostel - Regarding.


No.D-11016/16/2010-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated-12th September, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Applicability of Private Charge for booking of Holiday Home, Guest House, Touring Oflicers’ Hostel - Regarding.

   It has been decided that in case an applicant applies for booking of only one Room/Suit and visitors combination includes applicant as well as his/her guest/relative, then the applicant is required to pay charges as applicable to him/her
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Second Class/Sleepar Class pass has been allowed in Garib Rath Trains


R.B.E No./131/ 2011

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(W) 92 PS 5-3/1
New Delhi, dated 28th September, 2011

The General Managers (Personnel & Commercial)
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub:- Validity of Passes for travel in Garib Rath Express Trains.
Ref : This office letter of even number dated 14-02-2007.

   Instructions have been issued vide para-1(i) of this office letter of even number dated 14-02-2007 permitting travel in Graib Rath Express Trains by serving/retired railway servants/individuals on all passes valid for travel in 1st AC/ 2AC/3AC/Chair Car issued as per provisions of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules,1986 (Second Edition,1993).
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Combined Section Officers’ /Stenographers’(Gr.B/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2006,2007 & 2008- allocation of candidates- regarding.


NO.4/6/2011-CS.II (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 28th September 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Combined Section Officers’ /Stenographers’(Gr.B/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2006,2007 & 2008- allocation of candidates- regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the final result of the Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers (Gr. B/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 & 2008 in the grade of Private Secretary of CSSS has been declared by UPSC on 21.9.2011 and is available on the website of UPSC. As per Rotational Transfer Policy for CSSS Personnel, an official at any level, on promotion, shall be posted out of the Ministry/Departmental if he/she has served in the same Ministry/Department in any capacity for a period exceeding the prescribed tenure for promotion laid down in this Department O.M. No. 13/1/2009-CS.II dated 15.7.2011.
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Increase in quantum of various advances admissible to the government servants on implementation of sixth CPC recommendation in relation to increase of dearness allowance by 50%

Clarification on Interest-Free Advances

Controller General   Of  Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar  Road ,Palam,Delhi Cantt-110 010

No .AN/VII/7228/Budget orders                                      

Dated 23.9.2011

To
The  PCDA /CDA
The PCA (Fys) Kolkata

Sub:-  Increase in quantum of various advances   admissible to the government servants on implementation of sixth CPC recommendation in relation to increase of dearness allowance by 50%

   A number of telephonic references have been received from PCsDA/CsDA regarding increase in quantum of various advance (viz Bi-Cycle Advance, Warm Clothing Advance, Festival  Advance and Natural Calamity Advance ) admissible to the Government servants (namely DAD personnel) on implementation of Sixth CPC recommendation in relation to increase of Dearness Allowance by 50%

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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Facilities for senior citizens at computerized Passenger Reservation System(PRS) centers..


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralya)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2011/TG-I/20/P/Senior Citizens
New Delhi, dated 15.09.2011

The Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

(Commercial Circular No. 47 of 2011)

Sub:- Facilities for senior citizens at computerized Passenger Reservation System(PRS) centers..

   A reference has been received from Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) wherein it has been inter-alia pointed out that at the reservation counter(s) earmarked for senior citizens at Passenger Reservation System(PRS) centers in metros/big cities, there are long queues and senior citizens have to stand for hours in the queue. As such token system should be introduced at such counters.
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Facilities for senior citizens at computerized Passenger Reservation System(PRS) centers..


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (Bharat Sarkar)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Rail Mantralya)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2011/TG-I/20/P/Senior Citizens
New Delhi, dated 15.09.2011

The Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

(Commercial Circular No. 47 of 2011)

Sub:- Facilities for senior citizens at computerized Passenger Reservation System(PRS) centers..

   A reference has been received from Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) wherein it has been inter-alia pointed out that at the reservation counter(s) earmarked for senior citizens at Passenger Reservation System(PRS) centers in metros/big cities, there are long queues and senior citizens have to stand for hours in the queue. As such token system should be introduced at such counters.
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Monday, September 26, 2011

SPECIAL CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE - ADMISSIBILITY DURING SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE - ORDERS ISSUED.


GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Abstract

SPECIAL CONVEYANCE ALLOWANCE - ADMISSIBILITY DURING SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE - ORDERS ISSUED.

FINANCE (EXPENDITURE. C) DEPARTMENT

G.O.(P) No. 404/2011/Fin.
Dated, Thiruvananthapurarn, 24/09/2011

Read:-G.O(P)No. 364/80/Fin, dated 11/06/1980.

ORDER

Rule 16A Appendix VII of KSR Part I reads as under:-

   All physically handicapped employees eligible to claim Conveyance Allowance shall be eligible for Special Casual Leave for a maximum period of 15 days in a calendar year for treatment of illness connected with the physical handicap of the employee concerned in hospital or at residence on production of Medical Certificate to that effect from the authorised Medical Officers attending on them.
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Appointment on compassionate grounds - delegation of power.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E (NG)-II/2011/RC-1/SR/20.
New Delhi, dated 14.09.2011

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Raliways/PU,

Sub :- Appointment on compassionate grounds - delegation of power.

   References are being received seeking clarification whether General Manager can consider candidates for appointment in compassionate ground to the post of Staff Nurse with Grade Pay of Rs 4600/., in light of the stipulation made vide para 2 of this Ministry’s letter dated 31.05.2011 (RBE No. 77/2011)
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Minutes of the Advisory Committee meeting for web based Pensioners’ Portal held on 05.09.11


Minutes of the Advisory Committee meeting for web based Pensioners’ Portal held on 05.09.11 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension, AR&PG).

No. 41-30/2011-P&PW(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
New Delhi, Dated the 20th September 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Minutes of the Advisory Committee meeting for web based Pensioners’ Portal held on 05.09.11 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension, AR&PG).

   Please find enclosed herewith minutes of the Advisory Committee Meeting, held on 05.09.2011 under the Chairpersonship of Secretary (Pension, AR&PG), for further necessary action. The action taken on various points concerning your respective Ministries/ Departments may also be intimated to this Department at the earliest.

sd/-
(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director

MINUTES OF THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING FOR WEB-BASED PENSIONERS’ PORTAL HELD ON 05.09.11 UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF SECRETARY (PENSION, AR&PG).
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THE ALL INDIA SERVICES (MEDICAL ATTENDANCE) RULES,1954


THE ALL INDIA SERVICES (MEDICAL ATTENDANCE) RULES,1954

   In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951(LXI of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation, with the Government of the States concerned, hereby makes the following rules, namely:-

   1. Short title and application-

 (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1954.

   (2) they shall apply to members of the Service while they are on duty or on leave or under suspension, within India [ ]

2. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires-

   2 (a) "authorised medical attendant" means the principal medical officer appointed by the Government to attend its officers in the station or district (where the member of the Service falls ill) and includes a medical officer who, in rank, is equal or immediately junior to such principal medical officer and who is attached to any hospital or dispensary in the station where such principal medical officer is posted:

   Provided that if there is no principal medical officer appointed by the Government for the station at which or the district in which the member of the Service falls ill, the principal medical officer shall be the officer appointed by the Government of the State in which the station or district is situated
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Re-classification of Saharanpur as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose of House Rent Allowance-regarding.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

S.No.PC.VI/274
No.E(P&A)11-2011/HRA-4
RBE No. 123/2011.
New Delhi, dated 16.9.2011.

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Prod.Units etc,
(as per mailing lists No.I & II).

Subject:- Re-classification of Saharanpur as ‘Y’ class city for the purpose of House Rent Allowance-regarding.

   Attention is invited to Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II/2004/HRA-l6 dated 28.1.2005 and letter of even number dated 12.9.2008 regarding re-classification of cities/towns on the basis of 2001 Census for the purpose of grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA) to Railway employees.
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PAYMENT OF SALARY IN CASH


Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit branch

N,.9125-F(Y)
Kolkata, the 22nd Septernber,2011.

MEMORANDUM

   In continuation of Memorandum No. 8846-F(Y) dated 12.09.2011 the undersigned is directed to state that it has come to the notice of the Government that in some of the establishments a good number of Govt. employees could not furnish bank particulars to their respective Drawing & Disoursing Officers as they could not be able to open Zero balance account with the banks due to heavy rush
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Sunday, September 25, 2011

Dress Regulations 2004 - Payment of stitching charges.

RBE No. 126/2011
Uniform Circular No.06/2011

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINSITRY OF RAIIWAY
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(W)2011/UN-I/11


New Delhi, dated 20-09-2011.

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units. etc.

Sub:- Dress Regulations 2004 - Payment of stitching charges.

Ref:- Board’s letters No.(i) E(W)2001/UN-1/3 dated 08.12.2006.
(ii) E(W)2007/UN-l/13 dated 31.10.2007.

   Instructions were issued as referred to above prescribing the rates of stitching charges for uniform for eligible Railway employees as per rates laid down by DOP&T.

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Forms related WBHS,2008 as updated on 15.09.2011


Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch Medical Cell

No. 6953-F (MED)
 Dt. 11-07-2011

Memorandum

   In the process of implementation of the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008 the Government from some time past was considering for amendment of Forms regarding enrolment under the Health Scheme and settlement of claims. Accordingly, the Governor is pleased to publish the following amended Forms under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008 and guidelines for settlement of claims.

   2. Under Clause-7 (1) of the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008, costs of OPD treatment of ten listed diseases are reimbursable. Reimbursement of the cost of medical treatment of such diseases may be allowed when the attending physician of recognized hospital clearly certifies that the beneficiary was/ has been suffering from any of the listed diseases of Clause-7(1) of the Health Scheme. Essentiality Certificate for treatment under Clause-7 (1) of the Health Scheme should be furnished in Form-‘D1’/ Form-‘IV1’
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Saturday, September 24, 2011

Preparation of panel of Sr. PPS for the Select List Year 2011 - reg.


MOST IMMEDIATE
TIME BOUND

No.2/4/2011-CS-II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi -110 003.
Dated the 21st September 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: - Preparation of panel of Sr. PPS for the Select List Year 2011 - reg.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the ACRs, Vigilance clearance and major/minor penalty certificate for the last 10 years in respect of the PPSs (as per list enclosed in Annexure) are required urgently for preparation of panel of Sr. PPS for the Select List Year 2011
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Retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting by Railway employees posted to Northeast Frontier Railway.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(G)2008 QR1-9.
R.B.E.No:125/2011
New Delhi, Dated:20.09.11

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/PUs and others.

Sub:- Retention of Railway quarter at the previous place of posting by Railway employees posted to Northeast Frontier Railway.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G)2005 QR1-3 dated 12.09.05, E(G)2008/QR-1/9 dated 01.10.08 &11.08.09.

   lnstruction governing retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway employees transferred and posted to N.F. Railway have been issued from time to time. The existing orders on the subject are valid up to 30.06.2011. the question of further extension of these orders beyond 30.06.2011 has been considered and it has now been decided with the approval of Competent Authority to extend these orders for a further period of three years i.e. up to 30.06.2014
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VRS IS DANGEROUS TO BSNL AND EMPLOYEES



   The BSNL Management supplied a copy of its VRS proposal to BSNL Employees Union on 20.09.2011 seeking its view on the proposal. The BSNL Employees Union as well as JAC have decided to go on struggle against the VRS, since it is against BSNL and employees. The following are the reasons for opposing the VRS.

1. VRS is bad in theory and failed in practice

   VRS is bad in theory since it is in essence nothing but blaming the employees and the expenditure on their wages as responsible for the losses incurred by the Company. It is based on the false presumption that by reducing the number of employees, the losses can be reduced and profits can be revived. 3 rounds of VRS were already implemented in MTNL. But it resulted in further losses to MTNL. Thus VRS is bad in theory and failed in practice.

2. Large scale removal of one lakh employees from service

   Since the removal of a small number of employees failed to save MTNL from losses, now the BSNL management proposes to remove employees in large number. Its proposal aims at removing one lakh employees from service, out of the existing 2,76,000 employees. This indicates a large scale attack on the employees.

3. It is not VRS but it is CRS

   Fixing the target of removal one lakh employees in the name of VRS reveals that it is not voluntary and the employees will be coerced to take VRS till the target is reached. Therefore in practice it is CRS
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Collection of data in respect of sanctioned strength and incumbency position in all the grades of CSS/CSSS/CSCS.

No.21/26/2011-CS.I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Dated the 22nd September,2011.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Collection of data in respect of sanctioned strength and incumbency position in all the grades of CSS/CSSS/CSCS.
   CS Division is the cadre controlling authority in respect of the three Secretariat Services, namely, CSS/CSSS/CSCS. The matter regarding discrepancies being noticed in the sanctioned strength as well as personnel of CSS/CSSS/CSCS posted in various Ministries/Departments was discussed in the Sixth Review Meeting with cadre units held on 15 September, 2011. In order to reconcile the data regarding sanctioned strength, incumbency position in all the grades of CSS/CSSS/CSCS,
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Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/ Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2006, 2007 & 2008- allocation of candidates - regarding.


MOST IMMEDIATE

No. 6/3/2010-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated the 22nd September, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/ Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2006, 2007 & 2008- allocation of candidates - regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the final result of the Combined Section officers/Stenographers’ (Grade B/Grade I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008 in the grade of Section Officer of CSS has been declared by UPSC on 21.9.2011
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Friday, September 23, 2011

Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Exam, 2011


   The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will be conducting the Central Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination 2011 at 41 Centres throughout the country on 09.10.2011 (Sunday). Admission Certificates to the candidates have been dispatched. Letters of rejection stating the reason(s) for rejection have also been issued. If any candidate has not received either the Admission Certificate or rejection letter, he/she may contact UPSC Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 or 011-23098543 on all working days between 1000 hrs to 1700 hrs. The candidates may also send fax messages on Fax No. 011-23387310.

   Information regarding venues of Examination is also available on Union Public Service Commission’s Website at http://www.upsc.gov.in.
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Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Signs MoU with Goethe-Institute for Teaching of German


   A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) (represented by Mr. Avinash Dikshit Commissioner) and Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan (represented by Mr. Heiko Sievers, Regional Director) here today. It was signed in the presence of Shri E. Ahamed, Minister of State, Human Resource Development and Ms. Cornelia Pieper, Minister of State, German Federal Foreign Office.

The MoU aims at

• imparting communicative German language training to students of Kendriya Vidyalayas.

• Training and supporting teachers of KVs in implementing the German project involving teaching German language in Kendriya Vidyalayas.
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS - Issuance of Zone of Consideration for placement of eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) -regarding.


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

3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi. date 22nd September, 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS - Issuance of Zone of Consideration for placement of eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in Non-Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) -regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.20/49/2009-CS- 11(B) dated 22nd June, 2011 by which a new grade of Stenographer Grade ‘D’ (NFSG) was created in grade pay of Rs.4200/- in Pay Band-2 with immediate effect in CSSS Cadre with the condition that the total number in the grade will be restricted to 30% of the sanctioned strength.

   2. Based on the Common Seniority List of Stenographers Grade ‘D’, list of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ who are considered eligible for grant of NFSG is annexed to this OM., subject to their being found suitable by the Internal Committee to be constituted by the Cadre Units as per para 1(b) of the O.M. referred to above. Stenographers Grade ‘D’ from S.No.1 to 33 of Annexure to this O.M. who had already completed the approved service of 5 years as on 22nd June, 2011 may be granted the NFSG w.e.f. 22nd June, 2011 and Stenographers Grade ‘D’ from S.No.34 to 98 of Annexure to this O.M. who have completed the 5 years of approved service on 1st July, 2011 may be granted the NFSG w.e.f. 1st July, 2011,
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Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners regarding 6th Central Pay Commission


NOTIFICATION

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-Il, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi

ATTENTION: Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners regarding 6th Central Pay Commission

   Revision of pension/family pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners is being implemented in terms of Govt. of India O.M. No. F. No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) dt. 01.09.2008 and No. 38/37/08-P&PW (A) Pt-1 dt. 14.10.2008. In order to facilitate the above, pensioners/family pensioners in receipt of pension/family pension through Pension Payment Order (PPOs) issued by Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) are requested to provide the following information to the Head of the Deptt./Office from where the Govt. servant retired as soon as possible. It is urged that the information be provided within one month from the date of issue of Notification.

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Recruitment of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in CSSS through Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2010 conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) - nomination of qualified candidates reg.


No.5/22/2010-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003.
Date: 20th September, 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recruitment of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in CSSS through Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2010 conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) - nomination of qualified candidates reg.

   The undersigned is directed to say that based on the results of the Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination, 2010 held on 9th January, 2011, the Staff Selection Commission has recommended 398 candidates for appointment as Steno Grade ‘D’ in CSSS. Out of 398 candidates, examination dossiers in respect of 385 (General-238, SC-82, ST-01, OBC-64) candidates have been received in this Department for appointment to the Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of CSSS for the Select List Year 2010. Accordingly, they are nominated to the different Cadre Units of CSSS as listed in the Annexure to this Department’s O.M. in the order of their merit for appointment as Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS.

   2. Since these candidates have neither been medically examined nor have their character and antecedents been verified, the Cadre Units are requested to complete their pre-appointment formalities before they are actually appointed as Steno Grade ‘D’ latest by 15.10.2011.
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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Grade`B’/Grade `I’)Ltd. Departmental Competitive Exam 2006, 2007 & 2008 Results Announced


   The Union Public Service Commission has announced the result of the Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Grade-‘B’/Grade-`I’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2006, 2007 & 2008. The written part of the examination was held in December, 2010 and evaluation of service record held in Aug, 2011.

   The total number of candidates recommended in all the 09 Categories/Services are 247; 190; & 237 for the Select List Years 2006, 2007 & 2008 respectively. The categories for which results have been announced are as under:

Click here to view the Categories for Results, and Result of 2006,2007,2008
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Travelling allowance rules – Journey on Transfer/Retirement in Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
PC-VI No.271/11
RBE No.118/2011
No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/26
New Delhi, dated 01.09.2011
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.,
(As per standard mailing list)
Subject: Travelling allowance rules – Journey on Transfer/Retirement.
   In terms of Board’s letter No.E(W)2004 PS 5-9/1 dated 01.08.2011, personal effects up to the specified weight limits and / or conveyance up to the prescribed scale / rates as prescribed under Board’s letter No.E(W)2004 PS 5-9/1 dated 17.06.2009 may be permitted to be transported by road on reimbursement basis in lieu of Kit Pass to the place of posting on transfer/place of settlement after retirement. Reimbursement on account of transportation of personal effects/conveyance would be regulated as under :-
   1. Transportation of Conveyance on Transfer/settlement after retirement :
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Grant of Sunderban Allowance to Railway employees working in West Bengal

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No. F(E)I/2011/AL-4/4
PC VI No.273
RBE No.122
New Delhi, dated 12.09.2011
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Grant of Sunderban Allowance to Railway employees working in West Bengal.
Ref: Board’s letter No.F(E)96/AL-4/11 dated 24-8-2001.

   Sanction of the President is hereby conveyed for the continued grant of Sunderban Allowance at the existing rates (based on the notional pay in pre-revised scales) to the Railway employees posted in the Sunderban areas of West Bengal for a further period from 01.01.2003 to 31.08.2008 and at the revised rates (indicated in the Table below) from 01.09.2008 onwards and upto the period for which the Government of West Bengal continues to pay this allowance to its employees, subject to the fulfillment of the existing terms and conditions in this regard.
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Revision of Pension of pre -01 .07.2009 Pensioners - anomaly in fixing pension - clarification -orders- issued.


GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Abstract

Revision of Pension of pre -01 .07.2009 Pensioners - anomaly in fixing pension - clarification -orders- issued.

FINANCE (PENSION -B ) DEPARTMENT

GO(P)No. 389/2011/Fin   
Dated,Thiruvananthapuram l5th September 2011

Read :- 1. GO(P)No. 85/11 Fin dated 26.02.2011
2. GO(P)No. 143/2011/Fin dated 30.03.2011
3. GO(P)No. 87/11/Fin dated 28.02.2011
4. Letter No.PM/2/6-118/11-12/58 dated 24.06.2011 of Accountant General, Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.

ORDER

   In the Government Order read 3rd above, Government have issued orders revising pension in respect of State Service employees and teachers. Pensioners/family pensioners are eligible to get their revised pension/family pension based on the revised scale of pay which came into force with effect from 01.07.2009 vide the Government Orders read 1st and 2nd above. As per para 3.3 to 3.5 of the Government Order read 3rd above, the pre - 01.07.2009 pensioners are eligible to get their pensionl family pension under One Rank One Pension based on the revised scales which came into effect from 1.7.2009.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Empanelment of Exclusive Cancer Hospitals / Units under CGHS



No: REC-I/2008/JD(Gr.) / CGHS/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the September 12, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Empanelment of Exclusive Cancer Hospitals / Units under CGHS.
   The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 23rd June 2011 and to state that this Ministry has been receiving representations seeking clarification about the rates applicable for treatment of CGHS beneficiaries at Exclusive Cancer Hospitals / Cancer Units empanelled under CGHS. The matter has been examined by this Ministry and it has now been decided to clarify that the rates applicable for Cancer treatment are as per the details given below
   2.1 The duration of treatment for different Categories of Surgery will be as follows.
Category – I ————– 1-2 days
Category – II ————- 3-5 days
(7-10 days in respect of operations involving Abdominal / thoraciccavity)
Category – III, IV & V —14 days.
2.2. The surgical procedures are enlisted under Categories – I, II, Ill, IV & V and the list
is annexed to this Office Memorandum (at Annexure-I).
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Applicability of minimum pay/stepping up of pay - clarification reg.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
* ** * *

S.No.PC-Vl/270
No.PC-VI/2010/l/RSRP/1
RBE No.115/2011
New Delhi, dated.16.08.2011

The GMs/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Applicability of minimum pay/stepping up of pay - clarification reg.

   A reference has been received from one of the Railways mentioning a case where an employee working as Accounts Clerk was promoted as Junior Accounts Assistant (GP Rs. 2800) after 01.01.2006 and his pay was fixed as per Rule 13 of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 by adding 3% of Basic Pay and Grade Pay On a subsequent date another employee (Junior to him) was appointed as Junior Accounts Assistant (GP Rs. 2800) through Direct Recruitment and his pay was fixed under Section II of Part-A of First Schedule of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 which happened to be more than that of the above senior. A doubt has been raised whether stepping up of pay may be allowed in such cases to the senior employee who got promoted as Jr. Accounts Assistants (GP Rs. 2800) after 01.01.2006
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Hardship faced by the widowed/unmarried daughters in getting Family Pension.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(E)III/2007/PN1/5
New Delhi, dated 30.08.2011.

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4 State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Hardship faced by the widowed/unmarried daughters in getting Family Pension.

   I am directed to refer to your letter No.AIRF/44(159) dated 09.06.2011 on the above subject and to inform that the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW), the nodal department of the Government on pensionary matters, have not prescribed any documents for preferring claim for family pension by the unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters of the Railway Servant/Pensioner
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Revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2011.


No. 4/6/2008-Estt. (Pay II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the 13th September, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2011.

   This Department has been receiving references regarding revision of Special Allowance and Cash Handling Allowance subsequent to increase in the rate of DA @ 51% w.e.f. 1.1.2011
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Monday, September 19, 2011

CCS (Leave) (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2011.


(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THL GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY.
PART II. SECTION-3. SUB-SECTION (i) )

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Notification

New Delhi. the 27th August. 2011.

   G.S.R.....In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of india in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules. 1972. namely:-

   1. (I) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) (Fourth Amendment) Rules, 2011.

   (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

   2. For rule 43-C of the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:
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Housing Loan Scheme for the employees of the Government of West Bengal in association with the United Bank of India & West Bengal State Co-operative Bank Ltd.


Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Budget

No. 1196(300)-F.B.
Dated kolkata, the 10th June 2011

MEMORANDUM

Sub : Housing Loan Scheme for the employees of the Government of West Bengal in association with the United Bank of India & West Bengal State Co-operative Bank Ltd.

   Government of West Bengal, with a view to offering encouragement to Government servants to construct /purchase their own residential houses /flats, used to disburse loans to Government employees. Sanctions of loans were governed by rules 308 to 312 of West Bengal Financial Rules Vol-I. and also on the basis of executive orders issued from time to time. In the year 1999, Finance Department issued a Government order 1300-FB dated 31st May, 1999 revising the existing rules 308 to 312 of West Bengal Financial rules Volume - I. In terms of para 9 of G.O. No. 1300-FB dt. 31.5.1999 Government employee was also eligible to avail himself of House building loans from Nationalised banks/ Government Financial Institutions in addition to house building loans obtained from Government. In those cases, the only Condition was imposed that the Government employee will have to execute a bond mortgaging his property as “First Charge” in favour of the State Government.
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House Building Advance Scheme to Kerala State Government Employees


GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
FINANCE (HBA) DEPARTMENT

CIRCULAR

No.57/2011/Fin.
 Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 07.09.2011

Sub: - House Building Advance Scheme to State Government Employees — HBA Combined State wise Seniority List and Combined State wise Eligibility List 2011-12 — Published -Reg

Ref: - 1) G.O (P) No. 505/2009/Fin, dated 12.11.2009
2) Circular No.27/2011/Fin, dated 12.05.2011
3) Circular No.38/2011/Fin, dated 27.06.2011

   In the Government Order dated 12.11.2009, Government have reintroduced the House Building Advance Scheme to State Government Employees and Teachers. Vide circular 2nd cited the date for submission of HBA applications 2011-12 was extended up to 15.06.2011.

   2) As per the circular 3rd cited all the Heads of Departments and Sanctioning Authorities were instructed to make online registration of HBA application from 01.07.2011 to 02.08.2011
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Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2010-11- Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies.


No.7/22/2008-E-III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the 14th September, 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT: - Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2010-11- Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies.

   Orders have been issued vide this Ministr’s Office Memorandum No. 7/24/2007 E-III (A) dated 13th September, 2011 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2010-11 to the Central Government employees not covered by the Productivity Linked Bonus Schemes. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i) follow the pattern of emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and (ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation
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Grant of family pension to the eligible member of the family of a pensioner - regarding.


F.No.1/17/2011-P&Pw(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
* * * * *** ***** * **
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 14th Sept, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of family pension to the eligible member of the family of a pensioner - regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s earlier office memoranda No. 1/17/86-P&PW(E), dated 29th August, 1986, 25th January, 1991 and 18th February, 1993 and No. 1/28/04-P&PW(E) dated 31st March, 2009 and 2nd July, 2010 regarding grant of family pension to the eligible members of the family of an employee/pensioner reported missing and whose whereabouts are not known.

   2. As per this Department’s O.M. Dt. 29.8.1986, subject to fulfilment of certain conditions, the family pension can be granted to the family of an employee reported missing and whose whereabouts are not known after a period of one year reckoned from the date of filing the FIR with the police authorities. Subsequently, it was clarified vide this Department’s O.M. dated 25th January, 1991, that the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’s O.M. dated 29th August, 1986, would be applicable in the case of missing pensioners mutatis mutandis. It was further clarified vide this Department’s O.M. No. 1/17/86-P&PW(E), dated 28.02.1993 that family pension to the eligible family member of an employee reported missing,
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Sunday, September 18, 2011

DA for central staff up 7%


   The government on Thursday announced a 7% hike in the dearness allowance (DA) of its employees to give them relief from the near double-digit inflation ahead of the festival season. Besides the five million central government employees, about four million pensioners will also stand to benefit from the decision taken by the cabinet on Thursday.

   Although the DA will increase from 51% to 58% of basic salary from July 1, employees, especially those who are in the junior scales, do not seem to be happy with the quantum.

   “The inflation index, the basis of calculating the dearness allowance, is not actually reflecting the cost of living and erosion in employees’ remuneration due to price rise,” said KKN Kutty, secretary general of the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers.

   The general inflation for August was at a near-one-year high of 9.78%.

   The DA and dearness relief hike will cost the exchequer Rs 7,229 crore a year, while for the remaining period of the current fiscal the implication will be Rs 4,819 crore, information and broadcasting minister Ambika Soni told reporters on Thursday.

Courtesy: www.hindustantimes.com
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Central government staff to get bonus


   Ahead of the festival season, the Government today announced an ad-hoc bonus of up to Rs 3,500 to Group C and D central government employees and personnel of the armed and para military forces.

   The government has sanctioned grant of non-productivity linked bonus (ad-hoc bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2010-11 to the central government employees (Group C and D), a Finance Ministry's office memorandum said.

   The limit for bonus is Rs 3,500, it added. The bonus will also be given to all non-gazetted employees in Group B, who are not covered by any productivity- linked bonus scheme.

   "The payment will also be admissible to the central Police and para-military personnel and personnel of armed forces," it added.

   Employees of the Union Territory Administration, which follows the central government pattern of emoluments and not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme would also be eligible for this ad-hoc bonus.

   The expenditure incurred on this account will be debitable to the respective heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited, the Finance Ministry said.

Source: economictimes
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CCS (Leave) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2011


(TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA. EXTRAORDINARY.
PART II. SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION (i))

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi. the ;26th August. 2011.

   G.S.R - In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules. 1972. namely: -

1. (1) These rules may he called the Central Civil Services (Leave) (Third Amendment) Rules. 2011.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. For rule 38-A of the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules. 1972, the following rule shall he substituted, namely:-

"38-A. Encashment of Earned Leave along with Leave Travel Concession while in service.

(1) A Government servant may he permitted to encash earned leave up to ten days at the time of availing of Leave Travel Concession while in service, subject to the conditions that -

(a) a balance of atleast thirty days of earned leave is available to his credit after taking into account the period of encashment as well as leave being availed of:

(b) the total leave so encashed during the entire career does not exceed sixty days in the aggregate;

(2) The cash equivalent for encashment of leave under sub-rule (1) shell be calculated as follows. namely:-

Cash            Pay admissible on the date of      Number of days of earned
equivalent    availing of the Leave Travel       leave being encashed subject
=                Concession plus Dearness +      to the maximum of ten days
                   Allowance admissible on that    at one time.

(3) No House Rent Allowance shall be included in the cash equivalent calculated under sub-rule (2);

(4) The period of earned leave encashed shall not be deducted from the quantum of leave that can normally be encashed by the Government Servant under rules 6. 39, 39-A, 39-B, 39-C and 39-D:

   (5) If the Government Servant fails to avail the Leave Travel Concession within the time prescribed under the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, then he shall be required to refund the entire amount of leave so encashed alongwith interest at the rate of two percent above the rate of interest allowed by the Government as applicable to Provident Fund balances and shall also be entitled for credit back of leave so debited for leave encashment.

sd/-
(Mamta Kundra)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Foot note:-The principal rules were published vide number S.O. 940, dated the 8th April.1972 and was last amended vide Notification No. G.S.R. dated.....

Source; persmin.nic.in
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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners

Ministry of Finance

Release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners

The Union Cabinet today approved release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners as due from 01.07.2011 at the rate of 7 per cent over the existing rate of 51 per cent.
The total financial implications on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.7228.76 crore per annum and Rs.4819.22 crore in the current financial year.

source-pib

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Monday, September 12, 2011

Probation in various Central Civil Services.

 

No.18011/1/2010-Estt. (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi 110001
Dated September 8, 2011

The undersigned in directed to say that the period of probation to be prescribed for different posts/services in Central Government have been laid down in this Department’s 0M. No. F 44/1/59-Ests(A) dated 15.4 1959 as amended from time to time. With a view to prevent Government servants from becoming possible victims of arbitrary actions or inordinate delay in considering completion of probation/confirmation, the existing instructions on provisions regarding probation in the service recruitment rules relating to Central Civil Services and Posts have been reviewed. It is proposed that in the service / recruitment rules for all Central Civil Services and Posts, in addition to the period of probation, wherever prescribed, corresponding provisions as envisaged in the draft guidelines enclosed herewith, may be incorporated in consultation with this Department.

2.  Before the guidelines in the draft O.M. is finalized, all Cadre Controlling Authorities are requested to offer their comments/views in this regard, if any. by 8.10.2011 to the undersigned or by e-mail at dse@nic.in

(P.Prabhakaran)
Director


No.18011/1/2010-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
 

New Delhi 110001
Dated: September 2011
 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 

SUBJECT: Probation in various Central Civil Services.
 

The undersigned in directed to say that the period of probation to be prescribed for different posts/services in Central Government have been laid down in this Department’s O M No.F 44/1/59-Ests(A) dated 15.4 1959 as amended from time to time. Although instructions exist to the effect that save for exceptional reasons probation should not be extended for more than a year and no employee should be kept on probation for more than double the normal period apart from instructions for timely action on completion of probation/confirmation, these are not invariably followed.
 

2. With a view to prevent Government servants from becoming possible victims of arbitrary actions or inordinate delay in considering completion of probation/confirmation, the existing instructions on provisions regarding probation in the service/recruitment rules relating to Central Civil Services and Posts have been reviewed, it has now been decided that:
 

(i) 1f during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course or passed the requisite departmental examinations. if any prescribed, or has not been on duty/training for at least 75% of the probation period the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation except in the cases mentioned in (ii) below:
 

(ii) the period of probation may be extended for such period as the Central Government may think fit in the circumstances of the case in respect of a probationer who is:
(a) under suspension
(b) against whom disciplinary proceedings are pending: or
(c) against whom prosecution for criminal charge is pending
 

(iii) Where a probationer who has completed the period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government is required to be confirmed, he shall be confirmed in the Services/Post at the end of his period of probation, having been completed satisfactorily. In such cases, where no order extending the probation period has been issued and no order of confirmation is issued within one year of completion of the prescribed period of probation, the probationer would be deemed to be confirmed in the service/ post.
 

3. In the Service/Recruitment Rules for all Central Civil Services and Posts, in addition to the period of probation. wherever prescribed, corresponding provisions, as in para 2 above, may be incorporated in consultation with this Department in the light of the above instructions.
 

The Hindi Version of this O.M. will follow
 


(P. Prabhakaran)
Director

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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Sixth review meeting with cadre authorities on issues pertaining to CSS/CSSS/CSCS

 

No 21/14/2010-CS.I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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Lok Nayak Bhawan. New Delhi
Dated the 9TH September 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Sixth review meeting with cadre authorities on issues pertaining to CSS/CSSS/CSCS.

The undersigned is directed to say that the next review meeting (6th) with the cadre authorities on issues pertaining to CSS/CSSS/CSCS will be held under the chairmanship of JS(AT&A) on 15.09.2011 between 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM In Room No.119, North Block, New Delhi.

2. The following Agenda items will be discussed in the meeting.

(i) APAR completion of all CSS Officers for 2009-2010 and 2010-11;

(il) Updating of APAR monitoring software by nodal officers;

(iii) Status of submission of Immovable Property Returns for the years 2009 and 2010;

(iv) Non-relieving of Section Officers on ad-hoc promotion to the grade of Under Secretary,

(v) Non-receipt of information from Ministries/Departments for Rotational Transfer of Under
Secretaries;

(vi) Orientation/Induction training and Department Darshan of DR Assistants:

(vIi) Non-relieving of PSs on their promotion as PPS on ad-hoc basis;

(viii) Non-relieving of PAs on their promotion as PS on ad-hoc basis;

(ix) Non-relieving of Steno Grade D’ on their regular and ad-hoc promotion as PA.

(z) Non-receipt of ACR Dossiers of PS for regular panel of PPS of 2010:

(xi) Vigilance Clearance and minor/major penalty certificate in respect of PSs;

(xii) ACRs from 2008-09 onwards to be shown to the officials concerned as per the guidelines
issued by Establishment Division of DOP&T;

(xiii) Completion of pre-appointment formalities of Steno Grade ‘D who have been nominated on qualifying the Steno Grade ‘D’ Exam, 2010;

(xiv) Furnishing of information in respect of Parliament Assurance given in respect of Lok Sabha unstarred Question No.1654 for 10.08.2011 regarding Rotational Transfer Policy:
(xv) Issue of Service Newsletter for CSS/CSSS/CSCS.

2. It is requested that the updates on the above agenda items may please be furnished latest by 14.09.2011.

3. It is also requested that a DS/Director level officer. well conversant with issues of CSS/CSSS/CSCS may kindly be nominated to attend the meeting scheduled for 15.09.2011.

(Monica Bhatia)
Director
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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Voluntary Retirement by CRPF Personnel

Voluntary Retirement by CRPF Personnel


The details of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) Personnel who took voluntary retirement during 2009-2010 are as under:-
 
Number of Personnel took voluntary retirement
2009
3587
2010
2812
 
Generally, the CAPF personnel have cited personal/domestic problems as reasons for seeking voluntary retirement.
 
            Following steps have been taken by the Government to deal with the situation:-
 
i.Implementing a transparent leave policy;
ii. Regular interaction, both formal and informal, among commanders, officers and troops;
iii. Revamping of grievances redressal machinery;
iv.  Provision of basic amenities/facilities for troops and their families;
v. Better medical facilities for troops and their families;
vi.   Increased Risk, Hardship and other allowances;
vii.  Provision of STD telephone facilities to the troops to facilitate being in touch with their family members and to reduce tension in the remote locations;
viii.Yoga Classes for better stress management;
ix.   Recreational and sports facilities etc.;
x.   Central Police Centeen facilities to the troops and their families ; etc.
 
   This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Shri Jitendra Singh,  in written reply to a question in the Rajya  Sabha today.

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