Monday, April 30, 2012

Scholarship to ST Students.


   The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is implementing a Central Sector Scheme of ‘Top Class Education for ST students’ from the academic year 2007-08. Under the scheme, scholarships are provided to ST students who are pursuing studies at degree and post degree level in institutions identified under the scheme like IIT, IIM, NIT, National Law University etc. The scheme is implemented through identified institutes and grant-in-aid is considered on receipt of complete proposal of eligible ST students, under the provisions of the scheme, from the identified institute and subject to availability of funds under the scheme.
   The Ministry has not received complaint regarding non-payment of scholarship by the identified institutes to ST students against the grant-in-aid released by this Ministry.
   This information was given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela in a written reply in the Lok Sabha .
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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Jammu & Kashmir Government approves 7% D.A. for it's employees.

   Government Thursday approved release of 7 per cent Dearness Allowance in favour of its employees from January, this year besides according sanction to the constitution of State Planning Board – to function as advisory and recommendatory body so as to help the state government to formulate effective policies in key areas.

   It was reliably learnt that the state cabinet, which met here this evening under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, approved the release of 7 per cent DA installment in favour of the employees. The issue was not on the agenda of the meeting but a cabinet note was referred by the finance department at the last movement.

   It could not be ascertained whether the payment of the DA would be in cash or deposited in GP Fund of the employees.

   The Cabinet also gave its nod to release of Cost Living Allowance (COLA) for the period ending June 2010 in favour of State owned Public Sector Employees, creation of Special Purpose Vehicle (SPV) for the International Trade Centre (ITC) at Pampore.

   The Cabinet accorded Administrative Approval for construction of residential flats for employees at Pampore.

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Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy- clarifications thereon.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board
No. E(W)2012/ED-2/1
New Delhi , Dated 11-04-2012.
The General Manager,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
Sub:- Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy- clarifications thereon.
   In terms of Railway Board’s letter No. E(W)/2008/ED-2/4 dated 01-10-2008 revised instructions were issued on Grant of Children Education Allowance to Railway employees based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission. These instructions provide that Children Education Allowance shall be admissible to Railway servants up to a maximum of two children at the maximum rate of Rs.12,000 (since revised to Rs.15,000/-) per annum per child to cover expenses on education of children under various heads of fee as mentioned in the said letter. In respect of aforesaid policy it was further clarified under Board’s letter No. E(W)2008/ED-2/4 dated 10/06/2009 based on the advice received from Department of Personnel and Training and adopted by Railway Board, that reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible for eldest two surviving children studying in schools affiliated to Board of Education.
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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Reduction of Interest Rate on EPF.


   The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha that as per para 60(1) of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, rate of interest on the Employees Provident Fund is determined by the Central Government in consultation with the Central Board of Trustees, Employees Provident Fund. Central Government declared 8.25% rate of interest on EPF accumulation for the year 2011-12 based on the earnings of the Fund during the year.

   Replying to a written question the Minister said however, requests from various Central Trade Unions have been received to maintain the existing rate of interest.

   There is no proposal under consideration to restore the Employees Provident Fund rate of interest at 9.5 percent for the year 2011-12.

   The interest rate on the Employees Provident Fund in a particular year depends on the earning of the Fund during that year. Based on the earning of the Fund during the year 2011-12, 8.25 percent rate of interest on the Employees Provident Fund has been approved by the Central Government.

Source: PIB

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Provision of separate dress changing room, Tiffin rooms etc for women workers.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(W)2012/PNM/AIRF/l
New Delhi, dated 25-04-2012
The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways & PUs
Sub:- Provision of separate dress changing room, Tiffin rooms etc for women workers.
   The staff side raised a demand in the forum of PNM stating that in wake of all round talks about women empowerment, provision of separate dress changing room and separate toilets, Tiffin rooms etc for women workers may be made.
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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Haryana Government Employees on revised scales of pay from 01-01-2012.

No 4/1/2009-5 FR/289

GOVERNMENT OF HARYANA
F1NANCE DEPARTMFNT

Chandigarh, the 16th April, 2012

To
1. All Head of Departments, All Commissioners of Divisions,
    All Deputy Commissioners & Sub Divisional Officers (Civil) in Haryana.
2. The Registrar, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.

Subject:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Haryana Government Employees on revised scales of pay from 01-01-2012.

Sir,
   I am directed to refer to Finance Department circular letter No. 4/1/2009- 5FR/404, dated 10th October, 2011 on the subject noted above and to say that the Governor of Haryana is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Haryana Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rates of 58% to 65% of the pay w. e.f. lst January, 2012.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Changes in Civil Services Exam


   There is no proposal to introduce changes in the Main Examination of the Civil Services Examination, at present. However, Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has appointed a committee of experts, headed by Prof. Arun S. Nigavekar, Ex. Chairman, UGC, to review the existing structure of Civil Services (Main) examination and suggest necessary changes.

   Also there is no proposal to increase the number of attempts for all candidates appearing in Civil Services Examination conducted by UPSC.

   This was stated by Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and PMO in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

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Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 — Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012.

No.7(1)/EV/2012
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 24th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 — Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012.

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General Information about-LTC/TA&DA.

General Information

   a. The concession to home town is allowed once in a block of two calendar years. The block is counted from 1956-57 and current block year for home town LTC is 2010-11.

   b. The concession to visit any place in India is admissible once in a block of 4 calendar years. The first 4 year block was 1974-77 and the current block is 2010-13.

   c. Concession is also admissible during maternity leave.

   d. Concession can be combined with journey on tour or transfer.

   e. Intended place of visit to be declared in advance, in case of All India LTC.

   f. Declared place of visit can be changed before commencement of the journey with the approval of controlling authority.

   g. Declared place of destination must be visited.

   h. Government servant and/ or members of his family may visit either the same place or different places of their choice.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Incentives for Doctors in Government Hospitals.


   The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has taken following steps to check the migration of reputed doctors from Government hospitals:-

   (i) the age of superannuation of Teaching Specialists has been enhanced from 62 to 65 years;

   (ii) the age of superannuation of non-teaching and Public Health Specialists of CHS has been enhanced from 60 to 62 years;

   (iii) The Dynamic Assured Career Progression Scheme (DACP) has been extended upto Senior Administrative Grade(SAG) posts. The CHS officer’s promotion upto Senior Administrative grade(SAG) level are made on a time bound basis without any linkage to vacancies;

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Akshaya Tritya Offer from India Post: A Flat 6% Off on the Price of Gold.


                                                                                       
   This Akshaya Tritya, invest in gold coins from India Post and get a flat 6% off on the price of Gold. This is a limited period offer so don’t wait so rush to your nearest designated post office and avail the benefit of a flat discount.
 
Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Postal Circle has announce special festive offer on the purchase of gold coins from 31 designated post offices across Delhi Postal Circle. You are entitled to a flat discount on the purchase of gold coins of any denomination.

   Aksaya Tritya festival falling on 24th April this year. It is one of the most auspicious days of the year. It is often known as Akha Teej. Buying gold is an important aspect of the day and is a part of worshipping goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth in households.    6% discount on gold coins has been announced to mark this auspicious day. The gold coins are available in denominations of 0.5 g, 1 g, 5 g, 8 g, 10 g, 20 g and 50 g of 24 carat with 99.99 % purity.
 
India Post, in association with World Gold Council and Reliance Money Infrastructure Limited, commenced the sale of gold coins manufactured by Valcambi, Switzerland initially with few post offices across the country in October 2008. Today, the gold coins are available through more than 800 post offices across the country.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Grant of Transport Allowance to the Running Staff only taking into account pay plus 30% of pay.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A) II-2011/RS-51

RBE No.51/2012

New Delhi, dated 17.04.2012

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.,
(As per mailing list No.I & II)

Sub:- Grant of Transport Allowance to the Running Staff only taking into account pay plus 30% of pay.

   One of the Zonal Railways had sought clarification whether 30% pay element is to be reckoned for the purpose of payment of Transport Allowance to Running Staff or otherwise.

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Revised rate of two additional increments of the Nursing Staff.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)
S.No. PC- VI / 286
No. PC-VI/2010/I/7/5/1
 RBE No.33/2012
New Delhi, dated 14.03.2012
The GMs/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Revised rate of two additional increments of the Nursing Staff.

   The Nursing Staff holding B.Sc. Degree as additional qualification, appointed before 01.01.1996, were extended the benefit of two advance increments in terms of para 160 (2) (iii) of IREM Vol.I, 1989 Edition. These are additional increments which are non-absorbable and are not treated as pay for the purpose of allowances. Further, instructions were issued in consultaion with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide Board’s letter No. PC-V/2003/I/7/6/1 dated 28.02.2005 for continuation of the scheme and fixation of pay in the revised pay scales w.e.f. 01.01.1996.
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Friday, April 20, 2012

Privileges to Metro Rail Employees have been restored.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No.E(W)2012/PS5-1/2

New Delhi, dated 18-04-2012.

The General Manager
Metro Railway
kolkota.

Sub. Privileges to Metro Railway Employees.

Ref.: Your Railways letter No. MRTS/E.354/Misc./Pt.II, dated 21.02.2012.

   The issue regarding curtailment of privilege in case of Metro Railway employees was discussed in the PNM meeting with AIRF held on 23 & 24 February 2012 (item No. 25/2012).

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Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01 .01 .2012 to the employees of the Central Government and the Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC.

No. 1(3)/2008-E.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 20th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01 .01 .2012 to the employees of the Central Government and the Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 17th October, 2011 revising the Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2011 in respect of the employees of the Central Government and the Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Stepping up of pay of PAs of CSSS in case of ACP followed by ad-hoc promotion.

No. 5/16/2009-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.
19th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-  Stepping up of pay of PAs of CSSS in case of ACP followed by ad-hoc promotion.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 25.1.2012 on the subject noted above and to say that the issue has further been examined in consultation with the Department of Expenditure who have conveyed their advice vide I.D. Note No.18/11/2010-Legal (Pt. File)-Vol I dated 10.4.2012 and it has been decided that:-

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Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2012.

Reminder-IV

No.13/3/2011-CS-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: the 19th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2012.

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Rates of interest on loans and advances to Government Servants, etc. for the year 2011-2012.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Budget Branch
No. 3174- F.B.
Kolkata, the 30th March, 2012
From : A.R. Chakraborty
Special Secretary
Government of West Bengal.
To : The Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal,
(Book II Section), Treasury Buildings, Kolkata —700 001.
Sub : Rates of interest on loans and advances to Government Servants, etc. for the year 2011-2012.
Sir,
   In continuation of this Deptt. Order No. 644 - F.B. dated the 3lst March, 2011, I am directed to say that the Governor has been pleased to fix the following rates of interest on loans taken by Government Servants during the year 2011-2012 as follows:-
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Loans and Advances of the State Govt - Interest rates and other terms and conditions for the year 2011-2012.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Budget Branch
No.3173-F.B.
Kolkata, the 30th March, 2012
From: A.R. Chakraborty
Special Secretary
Government of West Bengal.
To : The Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal,
(Book II Section), Treasury Buildings, Kolkata — 700 001
Subject:- Loans and Advances of the State Govt - Interest rates and other terms and conditions for the year 2011-2012.
Sir,
   In continuation of this Deptt. Order No. 643 - F.B. dated the 3lst March, 2011, I am directed to say that the Governor has been pleased to fix the following rates of interest for the year 2011-2012 in respect of different categories of loans mentioned below along with other terms and conditions:-
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Indian Forest Service Examination, 2012.


                  The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Indian forest Service Examination, 2012 commencing from 14th July, 2012.  The examination will be held at various centres across the country.

                  Candidates are required to apply only through online mode.  No other mode is allowed for submission of application.  For details regarding eligibility conditions, the Syllabus and Scheme of the examination, Centres of examination, Guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the Detailed Notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 14th April, 2012 or the UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in.

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Summer Coaching Camp for Children/dependents of Central Government Employees in Cricket.

No. 7/6/2012-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel and Training
Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board

Room No. 361, B Wing, 3rd Floor,
Loknayak Bhawan, New Delhi-03
Dated the, 15th April, 2012.

CIRCULAR

   The Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board is organizing a Summer Coaching Camp for Children/dependents of Central Government Employees in cricket during summer vacations. The details of the proposed coaching camp are as follows:-

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Transfer of Ad-hoc Assistants under Rotation Transfer Policy (RTP) of CSS - reg.

IMMEDIATE
TIME BOUND

No. 1l/1/2012-CS.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi — 110 003.
Dated, the 16th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Transfer of Ad-hoc Assistants under Rotation Transfer Policy (RTP) of CSS - reg.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 14.03.2012 and 03.04.2012 requesting the Cadre Units to furnish a list of ad-hoc Assistants who have completed 16 years or more in the Cadre Unit in any capacity as on 01.01.2012.

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Monday, April 16, 2012

Continuation of ad-hoc appointments in PS Grade of CSSS — reg.

No. 5/8/2006-CS. II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated the 13th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Continuation of ad-hoc appointments in PS Grade of CSSS — reg.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 4/2/2011-CS-II dated 8.11.2011 and O.M. of even number dated 29.12.2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that further continuance of the ad-hoc appointments has been reviewed in this Department. Since availability of regular PS of CSSS through normal modes of recruitment prescribed under the CSSS Rules is likely to take some more time, it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that the tenure of ad-hoc appointments in the PS Grade of CSSS be extended for a further period upto 30.09.2012 or till regular PS of CSSS become available, whichever is earlier.

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Rate of Interest on GPF (West Bengal)

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 2908-F( J)

Date : 09/04/2012

RESOLUTION

   The Governor is pleased to decide that during the year 2011-12, accumulations at the credit of the subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds under the administrative control of the Govt. of West Bengal shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (eight per cent) for the period from 1.4.2011 to 30.11.2011 and 8.6% (eight point six per cent) w.e.f. 01.12.2011. The funds concerned are:-

(i) General Provident Fund (West Bengal Service)
(ii) Contributory Provident Fund ( West Bengal)
(iii) Provident Fund maintained under the West Bengal Non-Govt. Educational Institutions and Local authorities (CPFE) Act, 1983.
(iv) Any other Provident Fund maintained in the state Accounts with approval of this Govt.

   2. Ordered that the resolution be forwarded to all Departments of the Govt. of West Bengal and published in Kolkata Gazette.

By order of the Governor,

Sd/-
P.N. Sammader
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
Finance Department

Source:http://www.wbfin.nic.in/writereaddata/Interest%20rate%20on%20PF%20order%20No%5B1%5D.2908-F(J).pdf

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PENSION - Dearness Allowance to the pensioners and family pensioners - Revised rate admissible from 1st January, 2012 - Orders - Issued.

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2012

FINANCE (PENSION) DEPARTMENT
G.O. No. 118,  Dated 10th April 2012
   (Panguni 28, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2043)

PENSION - Dearness Allowance to the pensioners and family pensioners - Revised rate admissible from 1st January, 2012 - Orders - Issued.

READ :
1.  G.O.Ms.No.42, Finance (Pension) Department, dated: 7.2.2011.
2.  G.O.Ms.No.280, Finance (Pension) Department, dated: 07.10.2011.
3.  G.O.Ms.No.116, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated:09.04.2012
4.  Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Office Memorandum F.No.42/13/2012 dated: 4.4.2012.

ORDER :
   In the Government Order second read above, orders were issued sanctioning the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government pensioners / family pensioners as detailed below:-

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Friday, April 13, 2012

Grant of Compensatory leave on l6th April, 2012 in connection with Election Duty.

No. 28016/02/2007-Estt (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi, 13th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Compensatory leave on l6th April, 2012 in connection with Election Duty.

   The undersigned is directed to say that a request has been received from the State Election Commissioner, Delhi for grant of one day compensatory leave on Monday 16th April, 2012 to all the Government of India staff Including staff of autonomous bodies who are deployed for election duty on 14th and 15th April, 2012.

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Dis-continuation of ad-hoc appointments in Stenographer Grade-D of CSSS -regarding.

No.5/6/2010-CS-II (C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003.
Date: 10th April 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Dis-continuation of ad-hoc appointments in Stenographer Grade-D of CSSS -regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt’s O.M No.5/2/2010-CS-II(C) dated 15.12.2011 by which all Cadre units of CSSS had been advised not to forward any application to the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for recruitment of Stenographers Grade-D on the basis of six monthly Limited Departmental Competitive Examination in view of CSSS Rules, 2010 which provides that Regular vacancies’ in Stenographer Grade ‘D’ of the service shall be filled by ‘direct recruitment’ on the basis of competitive examination conducted for the purpose by the SSC. Hence, the CSSS Rules, 2010 do not provide for any LDC/UDC to be eligible for the post of Stenographer Grade-D and only one mode of recruitment ie ‘direct recruitment’ has been provided for recruitment of Stenographer Grade-D.

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Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Persons with Disabilities - reg.

No. 36038/2/2008-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 9th April 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Persons with Disabilities - reg.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 28th July 2011 whereby the Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Persons with Disabilities was re-launched and all Ministries/Departments were requested to fill up the remaining backlog vacancies by 31st March, 2012. The Cabinet has to be apprised about outcome of the Drive.

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Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes - reg.

No. 36038/1/2008-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 9th April 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes - reg.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 26th July 2011 whereby the Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes was re-launched and all Ministries/Departments were requested to fill up the remaining backlog vacancies by 31st March, 2012. The Cabinet has to be apprised about outcome of the Drive.

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Filling up of vacancies of Stenographer Gr.’C’ & Gr. D in various Regional Offices of Staff Selection Commission.

No A-22011/1/2008-Cadre(Ad.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 3rd April, 2012.

CIRCULAR

Subject:- Filling up of vacancies of Stenographer Gr.’C’ & Gr. D in various Regional Offices of Staff Selection Commission.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the following vacancies exist in the various Regional Offices of Staff Selection Commission:-

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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Payment to Government servants other than salary etc. through e-Payment from lst April 2012.

F. No.1(1)/2011/TA/292
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Dated 31st March 2012.

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Payment to Government servants other than salary etc. through e-Payment from lst April 2012.

   The Central , Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Rules,1983 have been amended, inter alia, to provide for issue of Payment advices to the bank for direct credit by electronic transfer to the specified bank account of the payee. As per the amendments, the Government servants are, permitted to receive their salary by direct credit to their bank accounts through payment advices, at their option. Further, the amendment also provides that all payments to government servants other than salaries exceeding the limits as specified from time to time, shall be through payment advices.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Central Civil Services (Leave) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2012.

[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 9th April, 2012.

   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 be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2012.

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

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Ad-hoc Increase – CONSOLIDATED PAY / FIXED PAY / HONORARIUM – Employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium - Ad-hoc Increase from 01.01.2012 - Orders - Issued.

FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
          G.O. No.117, Dated  9th April, 2012
          (Panguni 27,  Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2043)

Ad-hoc Increase – CONSOLIDATED PAY / FIXED PAY / HONORARIUM  – Employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed  Pay / Honorarium - Ad-hoc Increase from 01.01.2012 - Orders - Issued.

READ - the following papers:-

1. G.O.Ms.No.274, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 03.10.2011 
2. G.O.Ms.No.116, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 09.04.2012 

ORDER:
   In the Government Order first read above, the Government sanctioned an ad-hoc increase in the Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium with effect from 01.07.2011 at the rate of Rs.20/- per month in respect of those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium upto Rs.600/- per month and at the rate of Rs.40/- per month in respect of  those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium of above Rs.600/- per month.

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Monday, April 09, 2012

ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2012 – Orders – Issued.

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2012

        FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
        G.O.No.116,  Dated  9th April 2012
        (Panguni 27,  Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2043)

ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st January 2012 – Orders – Issued.

READ - the following papers:
 
1. G.O.Ms.No.273, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 3rd October 2011. 
2. From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi, Office Memorandum No.1(1)/2012–E-II(B),  dated  03.04.2012.

ORDER:

   In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued sanctioning revised rate of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees as detailed below:-

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Utilization of Railway Quarters lying surplus due to shift/closure of establishments - Delegation of powers to.

RBE No. 43/2012

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

NO.E (G) 2002 QR1-2(Surplus)

New Delhi, Date: 20-03-2012.

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard list).

Sub:- Utilization of Railway Quarters lying surplus due to shift/closure of establishments - Delegation of powers to.

   The issue of utilization of Railway quarters lying surplus on the Railways has been under consideration of Board for quite some time.

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Tamilnadu Government increased 7% Dearness Allowance.


   Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa today raised Dearness Allowance (DA) by 7% for all Government Employees, Teachers, Pensioners, Family Pensioners from January 01-01- 2012.

   Anganwadi Uzhiyar, Sathunavu Paniyallarkal will also benefit by the hike in DA. The arrears will be disbursed in cash. It will benefit 18 lakh Govt employees and cost around Rs. 1380 crores. The move follows recent DA hike by Union Government for Central  Govt employees. The announcement was made by Jayalalithaa in Satta Sabai today.

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Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs- reckoning of running allowance in case of running staff.

RBE NO.47/2012

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD )

No.E(W)2000/PS 5-I/10


New Delhi. Dated 02.04.20l2
       


The General Managers
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub:- Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/PTOs- reckoning of running allowance in case of running staff.

   lnstructions were issued vide Board’s letter No. E( W)2008/PS5. l/38 dated 06.01.2011 linking revised entitlement of Passes/PTOs to 14 Grade Pay.

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Thursday, April 05, 2012

Guideline Values in respect of all areas in Tamil Nadu have been revised with effect from 1-4-2012.

   Guideline Values in respect of all areas in Tamil Nadu have been revised with effect from 1-4-2012. Detailed particulars has been hosted in the website of Tamil Nadu Registration Department.

   Normally guideline value register is available with the Registering officer. Chamber of Commerce, other Associations, Agricultural Associations and Panchayat Unions are provided with a copy of these guideline registers. Ascertain the guideline value of the property and the stamp duty, registration fees etc., to be paid from the Registering officer.

   The new system of open source is very simple to know even in their house itself.

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Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2012.

F. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003
Date: 4th April, 2012.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2012.
   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2011-P&PW(G) dated 5th October, 2011 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 58% to 65% w.e.f. 1st January, 2012.
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Preparation of Select List 2009 of Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS - latest availability of ACR/APARs reg.

TIME BOUND

No.5/11/2011-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 4th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Preparation of Select List 2009 of Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS - latest availability of ACR/APARs reg.

   The undersigned is to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 20.12.2011 and reminders dated 19.01.2012 and 24.02.2012 on the subject noted above and to state that despite repeated reminders ACRs/APARs in respect of some of the officers in the zone of consideration for US Select List-2009 have not yet been received. A list of such officers whose ACRs/APARs have not yet been received in this Department and presently posted in the Ministry/Department of is forwarded herewith.

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Compassionate appointment - Clarification regarding regulation of conditions and admissibility of various allowances after implementation of Sixth CPC recommendation - regarding.

F.No.14014/2/2009-Estt.(D)
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North block,
New Delhi 
Dated the 3rd April, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Compassionate appointment - Clarification regarding regulation of conditions and admissibility of various allowances after implementation of Sixth CPC recommendation - regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even number dated 11.12.2009 on the subject mentioned above and to state that large number of references have been received from various Ministries/Departments regarding regulation of various conditions on compassionate appointment and admissibility of different allowances allowed to person appointed on compassionate grounds. Doubts raised by various authorities have been processed in consultation with Department of Expenditure (I.D. No. 22/02/2009-IC-II dated 27th February, 2012) and are  clarified as under :-

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2012.

No. 1(1)/2012-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 3rd April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2012.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1 (14)/2011-E-II(B) dated 3rd October,2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 58% to 65% with effect from 1st January, 2012.

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Payment of arrears 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: 26th March, 2012. Shimla-171002

Office Memorandum

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

   In continuation to this Department’s O.M. No. Fin(Pen)A(3)-1/09-Part - I dated 14th February, 2012 on the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to say that the Governor, Himachal Pradesh, is pleased to order the payment of entire balance amount of arrears (25%) of each element of pension / family pension / gratuity and leave encashment during the month of April, 2012.

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Monday, April 02, 2012

Surrendering of higher grade posts.

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

 RBE. No. 39/2012

No. E(MPP)2009/6/8

Dated: 23 .03.2012.

The General Manager (P),
All Indian Railways Including
Production Units

Sub:- Surrendering of higher grade posts.

   Board vide their letter No.E(MPP)2005/1/54/Vol.III dated 06.03.2007 (RBE No.32/2007) have clarified that higher grade posts affecting promotional prospects of the staff are not to be surrendered. The same was reiterated vide Board’s letter of even number dated 17.06.2011 and it was further advised that whatever surrender of higher grade posts has taken place the railways may create safety category posts as per extant orders as applicable for creation of new posts.

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Sunday, April 01, 2012

Chhattisgarh Government announces DA.


   Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has announced 7 per cent increase in the dearness allowance for its nearly 2,00,000 employees, new pay scales for panchayat teachers, four per cent subsidy on bank interest to farmers, sitting allowance to panchayat representatives and plots to MPs and MLAs in the new capital city.

   Dr Singh announced these sops while winding up the debate on the appropriation bill for Rs 39,677 crore for 2012-13 which was passed by voice vote in the state Assembly last evening. The decision to increase the DA by 7 per cent of basic pay with effect from April 1 and another installment of DA in July, will entail an additional burden of Rs 300 crore to the state exchequer and end disparity between the DA of central and state government employees in the next fiscal. Besides, the Chief Minister announced new pay scales for panchayat teachers in the state with a 27 per cent salary hike for Grade-1, 18 per cent hike for Grade-2 and 16 per cent hike for Grade-3 teachers.

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