Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Reservation of jobs for Physically Handicapped Persons.

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

E(NG)II/2012/RC-2/12

New Delhi, dt. 15/02/2012

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Pus.

Sub:- Reservation of jobs for Physically Handicapped Persons.

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)II/2009/RC-2/5 List dated 27.08.2009.

   Shri S.K. Rungta, Chairman, National Confederation of the Blind has met CRB and represented that 1% reservation quota for Visually Handicapped persons is not being implemented in its true spirit in the Railways. In order to ascertain the position of implementation of reservation to persons with disabilities (PWDs) with reference to Visually Handicapped (VH), Railways are requested to furnish the position as per proforma in the Annexure.

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Appointment on compassionate grounds in Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

NO.E(NG)II/98/RC-1/139

 
New Delhi, Dated 24.02.2012

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Rallways/ Production Units.

Sub:- Appointment on compassionate grounds in Grade Pay of ` 1800/-regarding.

Ref: Board’s letter (i) No. E(NG)II/2009/RR-1/10 Pt. dated 09/12/2010,
       (ii) No. E(NG )II/2011/RR-1/11 dated 09/12/2011.

   All India Railwaymen’s Federation in the PNM meeting with Railway Board held on 23/02/2012, have raised the issue of review of decision taken by the field units concerning compassionate appointment cases, which have been rejected on the basis of issuance of Board’s Instructions vide the letter under reference (i).

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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers.

   All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of January, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood at 198 (one hundred & ninety eight).

   During January, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 9 points each in Haldia and Bhilai centres, 7 points in Jamshedpur centre, 6 points each in Tiruchirapally and Srinagar centres, 5 points in 2 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 7centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. The index decreased by 3 points each in Rangapara Tezpur andGodavarikhani centres, 2 points each in Madurai and Mercara centres, 1 point in 8 centres, while in the remaining 16 centres the index remained stationary.

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MAGNIFICENT STRIKE BY CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES.

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORK

PRESS STATEMENT

   The General Strike of Indian working class for which the call was given by the Central Trade Unions and endorsed by all the Federations and the Central and State Govt. Employees elicited the largest participation today. The increased participation of workers in the industrial action was indicative of the growing realization of the need to struggle against the present economic policies of the Govt. of India.

   The Central Govt. employees throughout the country responded to the call admirably in as much as the strike was almost total in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Manipur and about 80% in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, and partial in Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh, Orissa and Gujarat.
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Monday, February 27, 2012

New enlistment of Fortis and Theism as Private HCO under WBHS 2008 .

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

Notification

No. 1696-F (MED)                                                                                                                  Date: 27-02-2012 

   The following private Health Care Organisations have been assessed as Class-1 Service Providers by the Health & Family Welfare Department on the basis of the facilities available there for rendering service to the Government employees/ Government pensioners and their beneficiaries under the West Bengal Health Scheme, 2008. The Health Care Organisations have come into agreement with the Government of West Bengal on the basis of Memorandum of Agreement for a period of 2 (two) years or till it is modified or revoked whichever is earlier.

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Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS MUMBAI, DEHRADUN AND JAIPUR.

No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell / Part IX
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 23rd February, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS MUMBAI, DEHRADUN AND JAIPUR.

   The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry’s Office Memoranda of even number dated the 8th December 2010, 19th January 2011 and 14.11.2011 vide which continuous empanelment scheme has been initiated under CGHS, MUMBAI, DEHRADUN AND JAIPUR. for treating CGHS beneficiaries. The CGHS rates applicable have already been notified and are available on CGHS website. Three rates were notified, one for super-speciality hospitals, the second for hospitals that were accredited with the NABH and the third for hospitals not accredited with the NABH.

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Labour Minister appeals trade unions not to go on general strike.

   Union Labour and Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has appealed to the major central trade unions not to go on countrywide general strike tomorrow.

   In his appeal the Minister said that the trade unions has decided to go on general strike when the whole attention of the country is focussed on achieving high economic growth. Shri Kharge said most of the issues relating to labour raised by the trade unions have already been addressed to a substantial extent. The Minister said,” however, i do assure all the central trade unions that i am always open to discussions on any of the issues relating to labour at anytime and resolve the same amicable through consultations”.
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Preparation of Panel of PPS for the Select List Year 2010-reg.

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No. 3/3/2011-CS-II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi — 110 003.
Dated the 27th February, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: - Preparation of Panel of PPS for the Select List Year 2010-reg.

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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Payment of arrear to Post—2006 retirees on account of Pension/Family Pension/Gratuity and Leave Encashment.

No. Fin (Pen) A (3)-1/09- Part-I
Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Pension) Department

Dated: Shimla-171002, 14th February, 2012

Office Memorandum

Subject: - Payment of arrear to Post—2006 retirees on account of Pension/Family Pension/Gratuity and Leave Encashment.

   In continuation to this Department's Office Memorandum of even number dated the 29th March, 2010, 2nd November, 2010,10th March, 2011 and 17th August, 2011 on the subject cited above, the undersined is directed to say that the Governor. Himachal Pradesh, is pleased to order that 50% of the total balance arrears of each element of pension/ family pension/ gratuity and leave encashment may be released immediately to those Government servants who had retired between 1.1.2006 to 30.9.2009. The total cumulative arrears released so far after taking into account the present release, shall amount to 75% of the total arrears accrued to the Post-2006 Pensioners/ Family Pensioner.

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Saturday, February 25, 2012

State Public Sector Undertakings /Boards- Encashment of Unearned Leave on Private Affairs at the time of Retirement-revised instructions Issued-regarding.

Finance (BPE) Department,
Fort St. George, Secretariat,
Chennai-600 009

 Lr.No. 31310/Fin(BPE)Dept/2011 Dated 15.2.2012

From
Thiru K. Shanmugam. I.A.S
Principal Secretary to Government

To
The Chief Executive Officers of State Public Sector
Undertakings/ Statutory Boards.

Sir / Madam,

Sub:- State Public Sector Undertakings /Boards- Encashment of Unearned Leave on Private Affairs at the time of Retirement-revised instructions Issued-regarding.

Ret: 1) Government Letter No,21494/BPE/2003-1 dt.11.4.2003
2) Government Letter No 37568/BPE/2006 dt 28.1 2008

   In the Government letter 1st  cited, it was indicated that though the State Public Sector Undertakings / Statutory Boards are implementing the scheme of encashment of Earned Leave to their employees subject to the maximum of 240 days, the Government have not extended the benefit of encashment of Unearned Leave on Private Affairs to the employees of State Public Sector Undertakings/ Statutory Boards as in the case of Government employees with reference to G.O Ms No 488/Fin (Pension) Dept.dt.12.8.96. The Government had accordingly  directed the Chief Executive Officers of State Public Sector Undertakings / Statutory  Boards to allow encashment of Earned Leave at credit of the employees of State  Public Sector Undertakings / Statutory Boards upto a maximum of 240 days and the encashment of leave salary at the time of retirement shall be made 50% in cash and the balance 50% in small saving certificates after obtaining the option of the employee to choose either the post office Time Deposit for 3 years or the NSC (VIII issue) for six years. The encashment of leave salary at the time of retirement shall be based on pay plus Dearness Allowance only and other allowances should not be taken into account.

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Friday, February 24, 2012

West Bengal School Service Commission (Mutual Transfer) Rules, 2012

Government of West Bengal
School Education Department,
Secondary Branch,
Bikash Bhawan, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091.

NOTIFICATION

No.348-SE/S/IS-06/2012.


Dated.21/02/2012.

   In Exercise of the power conferred by Section 17, read with Sub-Section (1) and subsection-(2) of 10A, of the West Bengal Central School Service Commission Act, 1997 (West Ben, Act IV of 1997), as subsequently amended, the Governor is, hereby, pleased to make the following rules, namely:-

Rules

1. Short title and commencement:-

   These rules may be called the West Bengal School Service Commission (Mutual Transfer) Rules, 2012

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

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Residents of the State of J and K (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to CCS and Posts) Amendment Rules, 2011.

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRA ORDINARY,
PART-II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i) ]

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

New Delhi, dated the 30th December, 2011.

NOTIFICATION

   G.S.R. (E)------- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and Posts) Rules, 1997, namely:-

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Thursday, February 23, 2012

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-III
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 8th February, 2012.

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 24th September, 2011, on the subject cited above, I am directed to say that the matter with regard to the payment of balance amount of arrears on account of revision of pay scales under the Himachal Pradesh Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2009, has been considered and it has been decided that all the regular employees may be paid 50% of the balance amount of arrears in cash immediately.

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Backlog Training Programme for U.D.Cs/Assistants at ISTM for the period 12/03/2012 to 23/03/2012.

Most Immediate

No.08/11/2011-CSI(T)-Vol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi

Dated the 22nd February, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Backlog Training Programme for U.D.Cs/Assistants at ISTM for the period 12/03/2012 to 23/03/2012.

   The undersigned is directed to inform that UDCs upgraded to the post of Assistant, whose names are given in Annexure I, have been nominated for the above mentioned Backlog Training Programme. This training is being conducted by ISTM w.e.f. 12/03/2012 to 23/03/2012. It is requested that these officials may be relieved of their duties, subject to vigilance clearance and advised to report to Shri D.K. Bist, Assistant Director(Co-ordinator) ISTM, Administrative Block, JNU Campus (Old), New Delhi-110067 at 9A.M. on 12th March, 2012.

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GOVT. ORDER ON CHILD CARE LEAVE, In WEST BENGAL GOVT. For FEMALE EMPLOYEES.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No: 1364-F(P)


Kolkata, the 15th February, 2012.

MEMORANDUM

   Consequent upon recommendation of the Fifth State Pay Commission for introduction of ‘Child Care Leave’ in favour of female State Government Employees, the matter has been under consideration of the Government for some time past.

   After careful consideration of the matter, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to say that the Female Govt. employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave [CCL] by an authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service period for taking care of upto two children upto 18 years of their age whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. subject to the following conditions.

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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

CBDT exempts return-filing for salaried having total income upto Rs 5 lakh.

   CBDT exempts return-filing for salaried having total income upto Rs 5 lakh
NOTIFICATION NO 9/2012, Dated: February 17, 2012

   In exercise of the power conferred by sub-section (IC) of section 139 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (43 of 1961), the Central Government hereby exempts the following class of persons, subject to the conditions specified hereinafter, from the requirement of furnishing a return of income under sub-section (1) of section 139 for the assessment year 2012-13, namely:-

   1. Class of persons:- An Individual whose total income for the relevant assessment year does not exceed five lakh rupees and consists of only income chargeable to income-tax under the following head;-

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Combined Defence Services Exam (I) 2011 Final Results Announced.


   The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the final results of Combined Defence Services Examination (I). A total of 356 candidates (272 *Men + 84 Women), have finally qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2011 conducted by the UPSC and  interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the (i)  *Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai  for 95th  Short Service Commission Course (for Men) and (ii) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai 9th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course,  commencing in April, 2012.  The list of 95th Short Service Commission Course (for Men) also includes the names of the candidates who were recommended earlier on the basis of the result of the same examination for admission to the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy,  Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course(s).
 
   The number of vacancies as intimated by the Government, for (i) 95th Short Service Commission Course (for Men) is 175 and for (ii) 9th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course is 25.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Children Education Allowance.

No.12011/07(ii)/2011-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, February,21-02-2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Children Education Allowance.

   Subsequent to issue of Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008-Estt. (Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008, and clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, a number of references have been received on certain aspects of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy. After due consideration of the references, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditures, the following modifications/alterations are carried out with effect from the date of issue of this O.M. on pro-rata basis:
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Children Education Allowance-Clarification.

No .12011/07(i)/2011-Estt(AL) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension 
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, February , 21-02-2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance-Clarification-

   The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008, and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, and to state that various Ministries / Departments have been seeking clarifications on various aspects of the Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy. The doubts raised by various authorities are clarified as under:
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Travelling allowance rules - Journey on Transfer/Retirement.

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

PC-VI No. 284
RBE No.19

No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/26


New Delhi, dated 14-02-2012.

The General Managers,
All Indian railways etc.
(as per standard mailing list)

Sub:- 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 were 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. The reimbursement on account of transportation of personal effects/conveyance was to be regulated as prescribed in Board’s letter of even number dated 01.09.2011.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

PFRDA invites bids for managing pension funds under NPS.

   NEW DELHI: Pension fund regulator PFRDA has invited bids from financial institutions to manage funds under the New Pension Scheme (NPS) for the next three years beginning April 1, 2012.

   The fund managers will be required to manage the pension assets of Central government employees, according to Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA).

   The three pension fund managers will have to submit bids by March 15, PFRDA said.

   At present, pension funds of government employees are managed by three pension fund managers (PFMs)-- LIC Pension Fund, SBI Pension Fund, and UTI Retirement Solutions Ltd. The total corpus of the government employees as on December 2011 was Rs 12,769 crore.
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Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on Leave Travel Concession (LTC) matters.


Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (A-IV)

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Frequently Asked Questions  and Answers on leave Travel Concession
(LTC) matters

S. NO.
Questions
Answer
1.
How are the claims of LTC be adjusted in case of delayed submission ?
Where advance has been drawn, the claim for reimbursement shall be submitted within one month of the completion of the return journey.

Where no advance has been drawn, the expenditure  incurred shall be  submitted within three months of the completion of the return journey.

Administrative Ministry / Department concerned can admit the claims in relaxation of the provisions subject to the following time limits without reference  to DoPT:

(a) Where no advance is taken, LTC bill submitted within a period not exceeding six months; and

b) Where advance has been drawn, claim for reimbursement submitted within a period of three months after the completion of return journey (provided the Govt. servant refunds the entire advance within 45 days  after the completion of the  return journey. Rule 14 of CCS (LTC) Rules. 1988 read with –
O.M. No. 31011/5/2007 – Estt A dated 27 September 2007
2
Can a Govt. Servant visit NER or J&K on more than one occasion on conversion of Hometown under the relaxation allowed for LTC visits to NER/J&K?
Govt servant who has availed the benefit of Home Town Conversion to NER/J&K in one block (say 2006-2009) can again visit NER/J&K in the new/next block (say 2010-2013) subject to availability of LTC in a particular block so long as the relaxation is in force.

1. O.M.No.31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008
2.O.M.No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 23.04.2010
3.O.M.No.31011/2/2003-Estt(A) dated 18.06.2010
3.
Can a Govt employee avail of air travel to NER /J&K in case of All India LTC if his Hometown and the Headquarters are at the same place?
Both NER and J&K scheme of LTC allow relaxation for air travel on All India LTC to all categories of Employees to all categories of employees to the extent specified in the DOP&T’s O.M.31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008 and DOP&T’s O.M. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18.06.2010 even if the Hometown and the Headquarters are same
4.
Whether Govt. servant who was already availed one Home Town LTC in the current block can avail LTC to visit NER?
Yes, he can avail it against All India LTC.
5.
Can a Govt. Servant avail the benefit of visiting NER/J&K twice in a particular block of 4 years ?
Yes, a Govt servant can visit NER/J&K by conversion of his Home Town LTC and also by availing All India LTC subject to validity period of the scheme and fulfilling of other conditions.
6.
Can a fresh recruit avail the benefit of Home Town Conversion to NER/J&K?
A fresh recruit Govt. servant can also avail the benefit of Home Town conversion to NER/J&K against one of the three occasions of Home Town available to him in each block.
7.
Can fresh recruit avail of conversion of Home town to Visit NER/J&K under the relaxation allowed for visiting NER / J&K?
Any Govt. employee can avail of the relaxation for visiting NER/J&K and convert one Home Town LTC for such visit a block of 4 years as long as the relaxations continue.

1.O.M.No.31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008
2.O.M.No.31011/2/2003-Estt(A) dated 18.06.2010
8.
Can a fresh recruit Govt. Servant avail of All India LTC anytime during the 4 year Block?
It can be availed only in the 4th occasion of block and not at random.
9
Whether Carry over of LTC is allowed to fresh recruits?
Carry over of LTC is not allowed to fresh recruits as they are eligible for every year LTC for the first 8 years of Service
10.
Who is a fresh recruit entitled for LTC every year?
A person who has joined service for the first time is treated as a fresh recruit for the first eight years.

O.M. No.31011/4/2008-Estt(A) dated 23.09.2008
11.
How the LTC entitlements of fresh recruits are regulated in the first eight years?
On completion of one year, the fresh recruit can be allowed 3 Home Town LTC and 1 All India LTC in each block of Four Years in the first 8 years

O.M.No.31011/4/2008-Estt(A) dated 23.09.2008
12
Whether Dependent Parents of fresh recruits can avail LTC for the journey from Home Town to Headquarters and back?
No, the dependent parents of fresh recruits can not avail LTC for the journey from Hometown to Headquarters and back.
13
Whether claims for reimbursement can be allowed for road journeys  by bus/taxi or other vehicle operated by private operators?
LTC Rules do not permit reimbursement for journey by a private car (owned / borrowed/hired)  or a bus/van or other vehicle owned by private operators. LTC facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by Govt. or any Corporation in the Public sector run by the Central or State Govt. or a local body, Rule 12(2) of CCS (LTS) Rules 1988 read with –

DoPT’s O.M.No.31011/4/2008-Estt.A dated 23 September, 2008
14.
Whether airfare of children whose full fare is charged by the airlines is reimbursed?
If full fare has been charged by the airlines and paid by the Government servant the same will be reimbursed.
15.
Can a Govt., servant use the service of travel agents for LTC purpose?
Yes, but it should be limited to M/s. Balmer Lawire and company and M/s. Ashok Travels and Tours.
16.
What is the definition of family for LTC?
For LTC purpose, family consists of
i) Spouse of the Govt. servant and tow surviving unmarried children or Step children

ii)Married daughters, who have been divorced, abandoned or separated from their husbands and widowed daughters residing with and wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant

iii) Parents and/or step parents residing with and wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant

iv) Unmarried minor brothers as well as unmarried, divorced, abandoned, separated from their husbands and widowed sisters residing with and wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant provided their parents are either not alive and  are themselves wholly dependent on the Govt. servant

Rule 4 of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 read with

O.M. No.31011/4/2008- Estt(A) dated 23.09.2008
17.
What are the dependency criteria?
A member of family whose income from all sources, including pension, temporary Increase in pension does not exceed Rs.3500 from 01.09.2008 and Dearness relief thereon is deemed to be wholly dependent  of the Government servant
18.
Can parents/children residing at other places avail LTC to visit the Govt. servant at Headquarters and go Back?
No, reimbursement of LTC claims being restricted to the entitlement for journey between Headquarters and place of visit, the amount reimbursable in such cases is nil.
O.M. No.31011/14/86-Estt(A) dated 07.05.1987
(B.Bandyopadhyay)
Under  Secretary to the Government of India


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Saturday, February 18, 2012

General Provident Fund (Kerala) Rules — Non-Refundable withdrawal from General Provident Fund for the purchase of motor car and motor cycle/scooter- Basic Pay Limit- Revised - Orders issued.

By Special Messenger.

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Abstract

General Provident Fund (Kerala) Rules — Non-Refundable withdrawal from General Provident Fund for the purchase of motor car and motor cycle/scooter- Basic Pay Limit- Revised - Orders issued.

FINANCE (PROVIDENT FUND) DEPARTMENT

G.O.(P) No. 83/2012/Fin. Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 3rd February 2012.

Read:- 1. G.O.(P) No. 85/2011/Fin dated 26.02.2011.
2. Letter No. FM. 1/1-5/2011-12/1214 dated 02.01.2012 of the Principal Accountant General (A&E), Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
3. Rule 28 (A) (1) (I) (g) of General Provident Fund (Kerala) Rules.

ORDER

   As per reference 3rd cited, the Basic Pay for availing Non-Refundable Advance for the purchase of motor car and motor cycle/scooter stands at Rs. 20,700 and 7,990 respectively. The Principal Accountant General (A&E), vide letter 2nd cited has requested to revise the basic pay limit for availing Non- Refundable withdrawal from General Provident Fund for the purchase of motor car and motor cycle/scooter to 36,140 and Rs. 13,900 respectively in terms Government Order under 1st cited considering the revision ordered therein.
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Friday, February 17, 2012

List of 130 Additional Candidates for CPF(ACS) 2010 Exam Released.

   The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released a reserve list of 130 candidates of the Central Police Forces (ACs) Examination, 2010. The list includes 48 General, 72 Other Backward Classes, 05 Scheduled Caste and 05 Scheduled Tribe to fill up the remaining posts based on the said exam.

   The main result of this exam was declared in October 2010 recommending 804 candidates for appointment. The reserve list has been released as sought by the Ministry of Home Affairs. Ministry of Home Affairs would be communicating directly with the recommended candidates.

   The Candidature of 18 candidates bearing Roll No(s). 009546, 009826, 015217, 019367, 024148, 057312, 064212, 068455, 074531, 079887, 084070, 088086, 094672, 099262, 105187, 105650, 116663, 129986 is provisional.
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Grant of Child Care Leave to Civilian Female Industrial Employees of Defence Establishments.

   Based on the recommendation of the VI CPC, Govt. of India accepted and introduced Child Care Leave for Women Central Government Employees vide OM. No.13018/2/2008-Estt(L) dt.11-09-2008.According to this order, the women employees could avail the CCL only after exhausting the Earned Leave if any in their credit. After receiving various representations from Govt Servants/ Federations/Associations, Govt of India reviewed its earlier decision and issued a clarification. According to which, all the establishment has been directed that Earned Leave, if any availed by women employees before availing CCL subsequent to the issue of the OM.13018/2/2008-Esst(L) dt.18-11-2008 may be adjusted against CCL if so requested by the employees.

   The Civilian Female Industrial Employees of Defence Establishment covered by the CCS (leave) Rules 1972 were denied this benefit of CCL, though they are at par with the Non-Industrial Women Central Government Employees Covered by the CCS(Leave) Rules 1972.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012

Setting up of a New Rail Coach Manufacturing Unit at Palakkad in Kerala

 
   The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of a new Rail Coach Manufacturing unit at Palakkad in Kerala to manufacture 400 coaches per annum at an estimated cost of Rs.550 crore (excluding the cost of land) as a Joint Venture in which Railways shall contribute 26% of the equity.

   The new coach building plant will be set up at Palakkad in Kerala where land to the extent of about 239 acres is available for use which will be purchased by the Railways from the Government of Kerala.
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Grant of Special Allowance for child care for women with disability.

RBE No. 18/2012
PC-VI No. 283

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2008/ED-2/5

 
New Delhi, Dated: 07-02-2012.

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

Sub:- Grant of Special Allowance for child care for women with disability.

   Please refer to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 13.10.2008 regarding policy instructions on grant of special allowance for child care for women with disabilities admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

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Preparation of panel for PPS of Select List year 2011 — vigilance clearance etc. — reg.

No.5/26/2010-CS.II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 15th February, 2012.

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Preparation of panel for PPS of Select List year 2011 — vigilance clearance etc. — reg.

   Reference this Department’s O.M. & and D.O. of even number dated 06/01/2012 & 03/02/2012 on the subject mentioned above. The deficient ACRs/NRCs in respect of Private Secretaries of Select List year 2005 are yet to be furnished by the cadre units. It is requested that the following documents may urgently be forwarded to this Division:
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Key Recommendations of 44th Session of Indian Labour Conference .

 
Minimum Wages Act Coverage for all Employments

   Raising The Wage Ceiling in the Employees Provident Fund, Enhancement of Pension Under Employees Pension Scheme 95, Portability of PF Account, Reduction in the Requirement of Minimum Continuous Service, Etc.

Stress on Matching the Large Scale Skilling Targets with Creating Similar Number of Openings in the Area of Employment

Maternity Leave Under the Maternity Benefit Act be Increased from the Present Level of 12 Weeks to 24 Weeks

   Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge today detailed about the recommendations made during the 44th Indian Labour Conference concluded at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi. Addressing the media persons he said this Session of the Indian Labour Conference had elaborate discussions on three agenda items - (i) Minimum Wages (ii) Social Security and (iii) Employability and Employment.
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Fixation of ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for promotion of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ to Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year 2010.

MOST IMMEDIATE

No. 5/1/2012-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-110003.
16th February, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Fixation of ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for promotion of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ to Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year 2010.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Order No.20/51/2009-CS.II dated 27.1.2011 vide which it has been decided, inter-alia, to fill up all existing direct recruitment vacancies in the PA grade only by way of promotion through seniority quota as a one-time measure. In addition to the vacancies of PAs earmarked for direct recruitment, the vacancies of PAs earmarked to be filled up through Seniority Quota (SQ) for SL year 2010 are also being filled up by way of promotion through SQ. Accordingly, it has been decided to fix the ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for making additions to the Select List of PA Grade (Seniority Quota) of CSSS for the Select List Year 2010 as follows:-

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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Clarification regarding regulation of payment of employer’s share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation.

No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 15th February, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Clarification regarding regulation of payment of employer’s share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No. 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay II) dated 17th June, 2010 vide which instructions were issued for regulating the terms and conditions of pay, Deputation (duty) allowance etc. on transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government employees to ex-cadre posts under the Central Government/State Governments/Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies, Universities/UT Administration, Local Bodies etc. and vice-versa.
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Enhancement of advance reservation period to 120 days — Extension of validity period of Privilege Passes/PTOs to six months - Requested.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI - 110055
Affiliated to:Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation

No. l/15/pt.II
Dated- February. 11,2012

The Chairman.
Railway Board.
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub:- Enhancement of advance reservation period to 120 days — Extension of validity period of Privilege Passes/PTOs to six months - Requested.

Ref:- Commercial Circular No.12 of 2012 — Railway Board’s letter No.2012/TG-I/20/P dated 06-02-2012.

   The Railway Ministry has since decided that the advance reservation on Train accommodation has been increased from 90 to 120 days vide commercial circular No. l2of 2012.
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Enhancement of Capital Allowance w.e.f. 01.2.2012.

Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Regulations) Department

No.Fin©-B(7)-8/94
Dated Shimla-171 002, the 8th February, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

   The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 11th December, 2006 and OM No. 2-7/69-Fin(R&E), dated the 14th May, 2008 vide which the quantum of Capital Allowance admissible to State Government employees posted at Shimla and its suburbs i.e. Mashobra, Dhalli, Taradevei, Kusumpti, Jutough & Totu was enhanced/ revised to Rs. 175/- per month with effect from 1st January, 2007. The said Capital Allowance was also extended in respect of State Government employees of H.P. who are posted in all States/ UTs Capitals and National Capital, Delhi.
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Implementation of the New Pension Scheme for members of the All-India Services joining on or after 01/01/2004 and borne on West Bengal Cadre.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 1069-F(Y).
Kolkata, the 3rd February, 2012.

NOTIFICATION
Sub:- Implementation of the New Pension Scheme for members of the All-India Services joining on or after 01/01/2004 and borne on West Bengal Cadre.

   The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India vide letter No. 25014/14/2001-AIS(II) DoPT, GOI, dated: 08.09.2009 has issued the detailed guidelines for the implementation of New Pension Scheme for members of the All India Services including those joining in the State Cadre on or after 01.01.2004.

   The pension of the members of the All India Services appointed on or after 01.01.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (known as the New Pension Scheme) notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) Government of India vide their O.M. No. 5/7/2003 – ECB 2- PR dated 22.12.2003. On introduction of the New Pension Scheme, the All India Service (Death cum Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1958 and the All India Service (Provident Fund), Rules, 1955 were amended on 7.02.2004 & 17th May 2004 respectively. Under the amended Rules, benefits of the old Defined Benefit Pension Scheme and of GPF are not available to the members of the service appointed on or after 1.1.2004.
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Civil Services (Pre) Exam, 2012 to be Held on May 20

   The Union Service Public Commission (UPSC) will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2012 on May 20, 2012 for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and certain other Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Central Services/Posts. The examination will be held at various centers across the country.

   For details regarding the syllabus and scheme of the examination, centers of examination, guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the website of the Commission (www.upsc.gov.in) from 04.02.2012. Detailed Notice of the examination is being published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar on 11.02.2012.

   Candidates must apply online using the website www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website.
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CADRE RESTRUCTURING PROPOSAL

CADRE RESTRUCTURING PROPOSAL
   The DOPT has at last cleared the Cadre Restructuring Proposal. There has been a reduction of 398 posts in the Group-A cadres up to the level of DCIT. The proposal in respect of Gr.B & Gr.C have already been cleared by the Department of Expenditure and Finance Minister without any changes. Now the cadre restructuring proposal is expected to go to the Group of Secretaries and then to the Cabinet for clearance. Once it is passed by the Cabinet, the additional posts created will be allocated charge-wise and notification will be issued. Promotions/recruitment will take place subsequently.
Cadre restructuring proposal- Changes in Gr.A as approved by the Department of Personnel & Training.
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Recognition of Certificate/Qualification of I.T.I upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) and its acceptance for the purpose of employment in

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)



RBE No. 16/2012

No. E (NG)-II/2005/RR-1/7.
New Delhi, Dated: 01/02/2012.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/production Units, CORE/Allahabad, MTP/Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, CÁO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi, Director General, RDSO/Lucknow & RSC/Vadodra, Director, IRISET/Secundrabad, IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik & IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards; Managing Director/Konkan Railway Corporation Limited.



Sub:- Recognition of Certificate/Qualification of I.T.I upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) and its acceptance for the purpose of employment in
railways.

Ref: (i) Board’s letter of even number dated 27.12.2006 (RBE No.196/2006).


(ii) Ministry of Labour & Employment’s Gazette Notification dated 07.11.2007, 21.7.2010 and 7.9.2010(enclosed)



   The proposal for recognition of certificate/qualification imparted by Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) under the scheme envisaged by Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministiy of Labour & Employment and acceptance of the same for the purpose of employment on the railways has been under examination of this Ministry.

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Monday, February 13, 2012

Appointment on Compassionate Grounds - Minimum Educational qualification - reqarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
{RAILWAY BOARD}

No. E{NG}II/2011/RC-1/NE/21
New Delhi, Dated: 06.02.2012.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Pus.


Sub:- Appointment on Compassionate Grounds - Minimum Educational qualification - reqarding.

   References are being received from zonal Railways/PUs seeking clarification whether exemption from possession of minimum educational qualification for compassionate ground appointment for widows are still applicable after the issue of Board's instructions issued under RBE No. 166/2011.
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44th Session of Indian Labour Conference

   The Ministry of Labour & Employment has a unique mechanism of tripartite consultation amongst social partners – Workers, Employers and Government, at various levels – sectoral as well as national – on issues relating to labour. The Indian Labour Conference – the apex tripartite consultative body at national level has been aptly described as the “Labour Parliament of India”, a confluence of creative forces and energies and the testing ground of tripartite consensus in decision making. The first such tripartite consultation at national level was held in 1942 as Tripartite National Labour Conference – subsequently renamed as Indian Labour Conference since 1944. So far, 43 Sessions of Indian Labour Conference have been held to discuss prominent labour related issues. The 44th Session of Indian Labour Conference being held on 14 – 15th February, 2012 under the chairmanship of Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister of Labour & Employment. The Conference will deliberate upon very topical and critical issues viz., (i) Minimum Wages, (ii) Social Security and (iii) Employability and Employment. The conference will be inaugurated here tomorrow by Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh.The conference will be attended by senior representatives of Workers and Employers Organisations and State Labour Ministers and Senior Officers from Central Ministries/Departments and State Governments. Central Ministers have also been invited to attend the Conference. Some fruitful results are likely to emerge from the brain-storming sessions on issues before the conference. This process will definitely strengthen the institutions of social dialogue already, in place and will result in better understanding of each others perspective and convergence of varied ideas and approaches amongst social partners.

Source: PIB
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Railways Advise Passengers to Use Current Reservation Counter Facility for short Notice Journeys

   The Ministry of Railways has advised the passengers travelling on the train on a short notice to use the facility of Current Reservation Counter situated at the train originating main stations. The Ministry has pointed out that vacant reserved seats available on train after preparation of reservation charts can be booked at the Current Counters of the train originating stations upto a specified time before departure of trains.

   The Railways wishes to create further awareness among the passengers about this facility as due to lack of adequate awareness, it is misused by unscrupulous elements/intermediaries for providing confirmed accommodation to passengers at a premium by using the current counter facility.
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Saturday, February 11, 2012

Rates of room charges of Holiday Homes and Touring Officer's Hostel under Ministry of Urban Development - Revision thereof.

No. D-110128/23/82/-Regions (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated 30th January 2012


Office Memorandum


Subject:- Rates of room charges of Holiday Homes and Touring Officer's Hostel under Ministry of Urban Development - Revision thereof.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorates O.M. No. D-11028/8/94-Regions dated 4.7.2001 and 26.12.2001 regarding charges of rooms/suits of holiday homes & O.M. No. D-11028//02/2007-Regions dated 28th January 2008 notifying the rates of charges of rooms/suits of Touring Officer’s Hostels/Guest houses and to say that it has been decided, with the approval of IFD (Ministry of Urban Development) vide Diary Number 681/DFA/FD/11 dated 16.12.2011 to revise these rates based on category/popularity of holiday homes and touring officers hostels/guest houses as per Annexure.

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