Friday, June 28, 2013

Directorate of Estates Orders 2013 - Furnishing of Information regarding transfer, retirement, voluntary retirement, resignation, missing, long leave and death of Govt. Officials.

No.12035/3/2002-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Policy-II Section

Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110 108.

Dated the 25th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Furnishing of information regarding transfer, retirement, voluntary retirement, resignation, missing, long leave (with medical certificate and without medical certificate) and death of Government officials, who have been allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and disciplinary action taken against the delinquent allottees of GPRA to the Directorate of Estates.

   I am directed to refer to this Directorate O.M. of even number dated 25.1.2002 on the subject mentioned above requesting all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India to furnish a monthly information in respect of transfer of allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodation to ineligible office/outstation posting/voluntary retirement / resignation / death to this Directorate immediately on occurrence of such events along with details of general pool residential accommodation occupied by such allottees in order to take timely follow up action. In the said OM it was also requested that a copy of orders of transfer, voluntary retirement and resignation may be endorsed to this Directorate as this would not only avoid unauthorized occupation of government accommodation but it would improve availability of government accommodation for allotment to other government servants who are in the waiting list.

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Railway Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge Launches SMS Based Ticketing System.

Railway Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge Launches SMS Based Ticketing System

This New System will Improve Customer Convenience and Empower the Common Man: Kharge

   The Minister of Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge launched SMS based ticketing system at a function here today. While addressing a gathering on the occasion, Shri Kharge said that this user-friendly service which will be effective from today i.e 28th June 2013, is being introduced in order to further improve the customer convenience and empower the common man who does not have access to internet and cannot afford to buy smart phones. He said that since the mobile penetration in India has increased rapidly and more than 80 per cent people have mobile phones, this new system will be helpful in enabling booking of tickets by masses themselves. Ticket booking through non-internet based mobile, introduced as a pilot project by Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Railways, will also help Railways in overcoming the menace of touting whereby unsuspecting people are fleeced by such elements. This will particularly be useful for labourers and workers staying away from their home and who have to book tickets for travel to their native place, the Minister added.

   The Railway Minister further said that inconvenience in booking reserved railway tickets has been a cause of concern for all.  In order to facilitate easy access, Indian Railways have been making efforts by expanding the    passenger reservation system counters network.  The online booking through IRCTC has now grown up to about 45% of total reserved tickets.  This has eased the rush at counters to a great extent. While internet access in India is only about 10%, mobiles are now in easy reach and more than 80% people in our country use mobile phones, the Minister said.

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Expected DA from July-2013, AICPIN for the month of MAY 2013.

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)-May, 2013

   The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 228 (two hundred and twenty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.88 per cent between April and May compared with 0.49 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

   The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 1.22 per cent, contributing 1.64 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Chillies Green, Garlic, Ginger, Tomato, Root & Green Vegetables, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Cigarette, Country Liquor, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic), Repair Charges, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated by Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

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Thursday, June 27, 2013

PENSIONERS PORTAL ORDER 2013: Grant of Ex-gratia to those pre-1986 Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) employees who retired otherwise than on superannuation after 20 years of service - regarding.

No. 41/26/2010- P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated 25th June, 2013

Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Ex-gratia to those pre-1986 Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) employees who retired otherwise than on superannuation after 20 years of service - regarding.

   In this Department's OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E), dated 22.03.2004, it was clarified that the following categories of CPF beneficiaries would not be entitled to grant of ex-gratia payment in terms of OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E), dated 16.12.1997:-

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PENSIONERS PORTAL ORDER 2013: Grant of family pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing - consolidated instructions - regarding.

F.No.l/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: 24th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Grant of family pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing - consolidated instructions - regarding.

   The provisions regarding grant of gratuity and family pension to the members of families of the deceased Government servants/pensioners who were appointed on or before 31st December, 2003 and who are/were born on pensionable establishments are contained in Rules 50-54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. The instructions regarding grant of family pension and gratuity under these rules to the eligible member of the family of an employee reported missing had been issued vide this Department's earlier office memorandum No. l/17/86-P&PW, dated 29th August, 1986. Clarifications/amendments in this regard were issued vide OM No. 1/17/86-P&PW, dated 25th January, 1991 and 18th February, 1993 and OM No. 1/28/04-P&PW(E) dated 31st March, 2009 and 2nd July, 2010, O.M. of even number, dated 14th September, 2011 and OM No. l/17/2010-P&PW(E), dated 2nd January, 2012.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Directorate of Estates Orders 2013: Amendment in retention period of residence in case of retirement or terminal leave.


[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA] EXTRAORDINARY 

PART II SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION (i)

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT

DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES

Nirman Bhawan. New Delhi-110 108.
19th June. 2013.

 

NOTI FICATION

 G.S.R. In pursuance of provisions of rule 45 of the Fundamental Rules. the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules 1963. namely :-

 1. Short Title & Commencement:

 (1) These rules may be called the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Amendment Rules. 2013.
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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Declaration of Written Result - Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2013

   On the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2013 held by the Union Public Service Commission On 17 February, 2013, 9888 candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for being interviewed by the Service Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence, for admission to (i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 136th Course commencing in January, 2014 (ii) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Course commencing in January, 2014 (iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course for 195rd F(P) Course commencing in January, 2014 (iv) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai  99th SSC Course (for Men) commencing in April, 2014 and (v) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 13th  SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2014.

   The ratio of candidates shortlisted for the examination per vacancy is 1:18.95

   The candidature of all the candidates, whose Roll Numbers are shown in the lists below, is provisional.  In accordance with the conditions of the admission to the examination, they are required to submit the original certificates in support of age (date of birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) etc. claimed by them, alongwith attested copies of thereof, to Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry, West Block 3, Ground Floor, Wing No. I, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066, in case of IMA/SSC as their first choice and to Naval Headquarters (R&R Section), Room No. 204, C-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Naval as their first choice, and to PO3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force as their  first choice.  The original Certificates are to be submitted within two weeks of completion of the SSB Interview and not later than 13th November, 2013 (1st February, 2014 in case of SSC only).  The candidates must not send the original certificates to the Union Public Service Commission.

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New Order for Holidays Homes: Re-opening of booking of room no. 16 of holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal).

No.D-11016/28/2013-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 24.06.2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: Re-opening of booking of room no. 16 of holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal).

   The undersigned is directed to refer to Directorate of Estates O.M. of even No. dated 02.04.2013 regarding suspension of booking of room no.16 with effect from 31.03.2013 due to renovation work undertaken by CPWD in holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal). Executive Engineer, Almoda Central Division, CPWD, Almoda has now intimated that renovation work in room no. 16 has been completed and it is ready for booking.

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Latest DoPT Order 2013: Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

No.36038/1(i)/2013-Estt(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 21st June, 2013.

Subject: Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

   A Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of the backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCS had been launched in November, 2008 and was concluded on 3lst March, 2012.

   2. Achievement of the Drive as reported by various Ministries / Departments on its conclusion revealed that out of total 75,522 identified backlog vacancies , there were 64,175 backlog vacancies which could be filled up and of these, 48035 vacancies were filled up. Overall success rate of the Drive was 74.85%. Reasons for non-filling up of reserved vacancies may be attributed to the lack of finishing skills like English fluency or interview skills, non availability of qualified reserved category candidates for posts requiring professional qualification especially in ST category, scarcity of qualified reserved category persons results in job switch over or not joining after selection as they get better jobs and in some cases selection is done on all India basis whereas allocation is made zone/State wise.

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Rajasthan Govt. Order: Non-Clinical and Non-Practising Allowance to Medical Officers.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

ORDER

No. F.6(3)FD(Rules)/108

Jaipur, dated: 18 JUN 2013

Subject :- Non-Clinical and Non-Practising Allowance to Medical Officers.

   The Governor is pleased to order that in the Finance Department order of even number dated 12.09.2008 as amended by order of even number dated 26.12.2008, 12.08.2011, 23.08.2011, 06.09.2011, 17.01.2012, 08.05.2012 and 18.04.2013, the following amendments shall be made, namely:-

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Latest DoPT Order 2013: Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS-regarding.

No. 4/2/2006-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 - 110 003.
Dated, the 19th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS-regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 21.12.2012 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre Units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of Assistant upto 30.06.2013. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided that the period of the ad-hoc appointment of those UDCs of CSCS who are working as Assistants of CSS on ad-hoc basis may be extended upto 31.12.2013 or till regular Assistants become available, whichever is earlier.

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DoPT Order 2013: Promotion of LDC as UDC of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) on ad-hoc basis- Continuance of Ad-hoc appointments regarding.

No. 3/2/2010-CS-II (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
New Delhi dated 19th June 2013.

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Promotion of LDC as UDC of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) on ad-hoc basis- Continuance of Ad-hoc appointments regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 19th December, 2012 whereby cadre units were permitted to continue the ad-hoc appointments in the UD Grade of CSCS up to 30th June, 2013 and to say that the continuation of the ad-hoc appointments in the U.D grade made by the cadre units has been reviewed in this Department. Since availability of regular UDCs through normal modes of recruitment prescribed under the CSCS Rules may take some more time, it has been decided that the period of ad-hoc appointment of those LDCs who are working as UDC of on ad-hoc basis may be extended up to 31th December, 2013 or till regular UDCs become available, whichever is earlier.

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Thursday, June 20, 2013

Enhancement in the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1200/- to Rs. 2000/- p.m. w.e.f 01.03.2013, payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor medical treatment - regarding.

Employees Provident Fund Organization
(Ministry of Labour and Employment, Government of India)

No, HRM-8/V/12/1/2003/FMA/Vol-117/6160

Dated 13 JUN 2013

To,
All Addl. Central P F. Commissioner (Zones)
Director (NATRSS)
All RPFCs-In-Charge of the Region/ZTIs
RPFC (ASD), Head Office
All Officer-in-charge of SROs

Sub:- Enhancement in the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1200/- to Rs. 2000/- p.m. w.e.f 01.03.2013, payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor medical treatment - regarding.

Sir,

   I am directed to convey the approval of the 76th Executive Committee, CBT, EPF held on 25.02.2013 and Hon'ble Labour & Employment Minister, Government of India for enhancement of the Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for pensioners and employees of EPFO from Rs. 1200/- p.m. to Rs 2000/- p.m w.e.f. 1st March, 2013, subject to the following conditions :-

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JCM III meeting outcome of OFB

INDWF/JCM III meeting/2013                                                            06.06.2013

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF of
Ordnance Factories.

          13th Ordinary meeting of OFB JCM III Level council (11th term) held on 6th and 7th June 2013.  Preliminary and review of points were discussed in the meeting held on 06.06.2013 chaired by Sr.DDG/HRD.

          The important issues were raised by the Staff side in the meeting and on the issues raised; some of the issues were replied by the official side in the meeting.  In the main meeting to be held on 07.06.2013, Chairman  & DGOF will be presiding the meeting with Board members.
            Decisions given by the official side are given below:

1.    DEMANDS RELATED TO PC of A Fys.
     Granting of ACP/MACP – I, II and III to Labourers, erstwhile Group ‘D’ and who became Tradesmen later.  They will be considered for ACP I, II and III by ignoring the ACP granted prior to 01.01.2006 and a conscious decision will be taken within 10 days.  The instructions on this issue will be issued to LAOs to grant the financial up gradations as per their eligibility – minimum Rs.2800 Grade Pay and maximum Rs.4200/- Grade Pay.

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SETTING UP OF 7TH PAY COMMISSION & OTHER DEMANDS JOINT ACTION.

Confederation Secretary has informed that the Joint meeting with the leaders of AIRF (Railway), AIDEF (Defence) has been postponed to 29th June, 2013, which was originally scheduled to be held on 15.6.2013.

This information has been updated in Confederation website as follows

JOINT MEETING OF AIRF, AIDEF & CONFEDERATION ON 29TH JUNE 2013 AT DELHI

A joint meeting of the leaders of Railway (AIRF), Defence (AIDEF) and Confederation of Central Government Employees & workers will be held at New Delhi on 29th June 2013 for deciding future course of joint action. The meeting earlier scheduled to be held on 15th June 2013 is postponed to 29th June 2013.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Latest DoPT Order 2013: Recommendations of 6th CPC in para 6.1.13 regarding lateral entry against identified SAG/HAG posts requiring technical/ Specialized knowledge.

No. AB.14017/34/2008-Estt. (RR) (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 17th June, 2013


 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendations of 6th CPC in para 6.1.13 regarding lateral entry against identified SAG/HAG posts requiring technical/ Specialized knowledge.

   The Sixth Central Pay Commission (6th CPC) have inter alia recommended in para 6.1.13 of its Report that some of the SAG and HAG posts in Government requiring technical or specialized knowledge and which are not encadred in any of the Service be identified and filled by suitable officers within the Government as well as by the outsiders.

   2. A copy of the relevant extracts of the recommendations of the 6th CPC is enclosed. The recommendations envisage that selection to such posts be through the UPSC and the Government employees applying for the posts, at the time of applying, be given the option to continue in the normal pay and allowances or receiving market driven salary, on selection. The objective is to ensure availability of the best talent for these higher level posts in Government and to bring in a higher sense of participation among citizens.

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Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Submission of life certificates with additional information in November every year.

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

2nd Reminder

CPAO/Tech/Life Certificate/2013-14/61

Dt: 10/06/2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: Submission of life certificates with additional information in November every year.

   Attention is invited to Para 6 of the notification No.CPAO/Tech/CFI/2012 of this office published in the leading newspaper on 21st October 2012 in which banks were instructed to update their master data based on the life certificates submitted by the Pensioners/family pensioners and forward the updated master data through the CPPC to CPAO. The additional information submitted may also be scanned and send through CPPC to CPAO.

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Monday, June 17, 2013

TRAI Reduces National Roaming Tariff Ceilings from 1st July 2013.

   TRAI Reduces National Roaming Tariff Ceilings, Permits Customised Tariffs Through Special Tariff Vouchers for National Roamers and Mandates Free National Roaming Plans.
 
   TRAI has reduced ceilings for national roaming calls and SMS and instituted a new regime for providing flexibility to telecom service providers to customise tariffs for national roamers through STVs and Combo Vouchers. TRAI has also mandated two types of free national roaming plans to be provided by all telecom service providers. These changes will come into effect from 1st July 2013.

   National roaming service is the facility provided to a subscriber to use his cell-phone to make and receive voice calls and SMS when travelling outside the geographical coverage area of his home network, by using a visited network. In the Indian context, national roaming refers to facilities for making and receiving calls and SMS when the subscriber is travelling in a State which is different from the State of his residence.

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Railways to Launch Ticket Booking through Non-Internet based Mobile Phones with Effect from 1st July 2013.

   With an aim to further facilitate the passengers, Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC),a public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Railways, will be launching a pilot project of ticketing through non-internet based mobile phones with effect from 1st July 2013. This will enable people using non-internet based mobile phones to easily access Railway ticketing services through SMS/IVRS/USSD. The scheme is user-friendly, secure and also eco-friendly, as no print out is required.

   Indian Railways has continuously endeavored to improve the ease and access of ticketing. The e-ticketing initiative of Indian Railways has been one of the most passenger-friendly initiatives of Indian Railways. In order to further expand the reach of ticketing, the Minister of Railways had made a Budget announcement regarding launch of ticketing through mobile phones was announced in the Railway Budget. The objective was to tap the potential of mobile phone market in India and thereby facilitate the common man, by providing him any-where any-time and hassle free booking option.

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Central Govt. is at present not considering any move to raise the Retirement age to 62 years.

   There was no such proposal to increase the age for superannuation of central government employees to 62

   Central government employees are in for a disappointment as the Centre is at present not considering any move to raise the retirement age to 62 years.

   A senior official in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, which acts as nodal department for personnel matters, said there was no such proposal to increase the age for superannuation of government employees.

   “There is no proposal to increase the retirement age to 62 from 60 years. The Ministry is not working on any such proposal,” the official said.

   Recent media reports claimed that the Ministry has written to Prime Minister’s Office for raising the retirement age and sought the Union Cabinet’s nod for the purpose.

   There are about 50 lakh central government employees working in various departments across the country.

   Officials in the Ministry said increasing retirement age requires a detailed consultation with all stake holders and discussion with the Finance Ministry.

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Amendment in Admission Guidelines 2013-14-Part-C, Procedure for Admissions Para-9 (I), Method of admission in Class XI (KV Students)

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
(Min. of HRD, Deptt. of Education, Govt. of India)

18-Institutional Area
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
110016/ NEW DELHI — 110016

No. F.110331-01/2013/KVS(HQ)/Acad
                                                     
Date: 11.06.2013

The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices and ZIETs,

Sub: Amendment in Admission Guidelines 2013-14-Part-C, Procedure for Admissions Para-9 (I), Method of admission in Class XI (KV Students)

   1. KV Students: Admissions in different streams viz. Science, Commerce, Humanities of Class XI in KVs for KV students who have passed Class X will be regulated as follows:

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Granting of Financial Upgradation under MACP Scheme — Clarification reg.

SOUTHERN RAILWAY

No.P(R)535/P/MACPS/Vol.III

Headquarters Office
Personnel Branch
Chennai – 600003
Dated: 20-05-2013

PBC No: 54/2013

   All PHODs / DRMs / CWMs / CEWE / CAO / CPM / Dy.CPOs / Sr.DPOs / DPOs / SPOs / WPOs / APOs if HQ / Dvisions / Workshops / other Units, etc., (As per mailing list – ‘A’)

Sub:- Granting of Financial Upgradation under MACP Scheme — Clarification reg.

   Ref : Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 13-12-2012 (RBE No. 142 / 2012, PBC No. 189 / 2012).

   Consequent to issue of Railway Board’s letter dated 13-12-2012 (RBE No. 142 / 2012), many doubts have been raised from various quarters as to how the the clarification given is to be followed.

   In terms of the above cited letter, an employee holding feeder post in a cadre where promotional post is in the same Grade Pay, financial upgradation under ACP / MACP scheme cannot be to a higher Grade Pay than what can be allowed to an employee on his normal promotion and would be granted the same Grade Pay. The doubts were with regard to the terms used i.e., “In same Grade Pay” and “Normal Promotion”.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Constitution of the Committee for extension of service of Scientists beyond 62 years and upto 64 years of age.

No. 26012/12/2013-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the l3th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Constitution of the Committee for extension of service of Scientists beyond 62 years and upto 64 years of age.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the Prime Minister has approved the composition of the Screening Committee for considering proposals for extension in service of Specialists in Scientific and Medical fields beyond the age of 62 years as under:-

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Thursday, June 13, 2013

A News about Increasing Retirement Age to 62 for Central Government Employees.

   The Ministry of Personnel and Training has forwarded a proposal in this regard to the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) :

   The news on retirement age 62 for central government employees  is not ending . One of the news paper in Goa, Oheraldo published a news about increasing retirement age of central government employees. Already we  posted a news about this and many popular news sites like Business standard, The Financial Express have also published a news about the possibility of  increasing retirement age to 62. There is a proverb  ’Where there’s smoke there’s fire’ . Many say that there is some truth behind every rumor. So obviously this rumour about increasing  retirement age  62 for central government employees  also can become a truth. The news published in Oheraldo is given below

    ”A move is afoot to raise the retirement age of over five million central government employees from 60 to 62 years, citing the longer span of life enabling most to be fit to work, though ostensibly it may be keeping an eye on the Delhi Assembly elections due in November to influence over 80 per cent of them living in the capital.

   The Ministry of Personnel and Training has forwarded a proposal in this regard to the Prime Minister’s office (PMO) for inclusion in the agenda of the Cabinet for consideration, after securing consent of various ministries, sources said, claiming that it has an approval of the finance ministry. The decision will help immensely those on the verge of retirement to continue in service for two years.

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Recommendations of 6th CPC-MACP Scheme regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.PC-V/2011/M/4/NFIR

New Delhi, dated 10.06.2013

The General Secretary
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi - 110055

Sir,

Sub:- Recommendations of 6th CPC-MACP Scheme regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letter No. IV/MACPS/09/Pt-6, dated 23/05/2013 and to state that the matter has been examined in consultation with DoP&T, the nodal Department of Government on MACP Scheme has been clarified that the incumbents of the lower post CANNOT be treated as initially appointed in the upgraded post just because the two lower rungs of the promotional hierarchy have been abolished under two consecutive cadre restructuring. In fact, it is the post which are upgraded.  The incumbent’s appointment to the upgraded post is by way of promotion only.

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Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy - Clarification.

RBE No.55/2013
PC-VI No. 319

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No.E(W)2008/ED-2/4

New Delhi, Dated: 7-06-2013

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

Sub: Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy - Clarification.

   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/Hostel Subsidy admissible to Railway Servants, based on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Representation from Government servant on service matters.

No.11013/08/2013-Estt.(A)-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 6th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

subject: Representation from Government servant on service matters.
 
   The undersigned is directed to refer to the Ministry of Home Affair's OM No. 118/52-Ests. dated the 30th April, 1952, OM No. 25/34/68-Estt.(A) dated the 20th December, 1968 and this Department's OM No. 11013/07/1999-Estt.(A) dated the 1st November, 1999 (copies enclosed for ready reference) on the above mentioned subject. This Department is receiving a number of representations, on service matters, addressed to the Prime Minister/ Minister/ Secretary (P) and other officers directly from the Government servants.

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Merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01.01.2007 for BSNL Employees Order Issued.

No 61-01/2012-SU
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology
Department of Telecommunications

Sanchar Bhavan, 20 Ashoka Road
New Delhi -110001
Dated, the 10th June, 2013

   In exercise of the powers conferred by the Article 145 of Articles of Association of the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), the President is pleased to approve the proposal of BSNL regarding the fitment formula as per Department of Public Enterprises OM No. 2(70)108- DPE(WC)-GL-VII/09 dated 02.04.2009, Accordingly, in partial modification of this Department’s Order No. 61-01/2009-SU dated 27.02.2009, the benefit of merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 01.01.2007 for the purpose of fitment in respect of the Board level & below Board Level executives and Non-Unionized Supervisors and Non- executives of BSNL is hereby allowed from the date of issue of this order.

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Framing of guidelines for smooth functioning of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in their duties in Government services.

IMMEDIATE

No.36035/3/2013-Estt.(Res.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training.

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 10th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Framing of guidelines for smooth functioning of Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) in their duties in Government services.

   The undersigned is directed to inform that a Committee has been constituted under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (AT&A), DoPT to identify measures and prepare guidelines to enable smooth functioning of Persons with Disabilities in their duties in Government service.

   2. With this aim in view, the National Institute for the Visually Handicapped, Dehradun (under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) has authorised NAB, India Centre for Blind Women and Disability Studies, New Delhi to undertake the field study in this regard. The NAB would undertake field study in this Department for at least two days covering the following aspects:

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Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014.

MOST IMMEDIATE

F.No. 12/5/2013-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 11th June, 2013

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014.

   It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure - I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2014. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure — II.

   2. Central Government Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Revision of rates of damages for unauthorized occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation in metropolitan cities of India.

Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi - 110 108
4th June 2013

No. l80ll/2/2006-Pol.III

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Revision of rates of damages for unauthorised occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation in metropolitan cities of India.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorate’ O.M of even number dated 6th December 2012 notifying the revised rates of damages to be chargeable from unauthorized occupants of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) from 1st January 2013. The revised rates were different for Central and Non-Central localities as well as for higher and lower types at the same station. It was also noticed that for some categories, the revised rates were very high, in some cases, even more than the basic pay of the eligible officers. The rates revised vide above- said OM have been reviewed on receipt of feed-back from the allottees and it is felt that the concept of Central/Non-Central area at the same station is discriminatory and should be done away with.

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Special Incentive to staff posted at Rail Coach Factory, Rae Bareli.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)II/2007/PO/Genl/18.

New Delhi, Dated: 03.6.20l3.

Chief Administrative Officer,
Rail Coach Factory/Rae Bareli,
Kishan Ganj, Delhi- 110007.

Sub: Special incentive to staff posted at Rail Coach Factory, Rae Bareli.

   Keeping in view the difficulties being faced by Rail Coach Factory/Rae Bareli in attracting the serving railway personnel to join the Project, Ministry of Railway (Railway Board) have decided the following, in supersession of Board’s letter of even number dated 26.02.2009 and dated 19.04.2011:-

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Recruitment of staff in Pay Band-I of Rs. 5200-20200 (Grade Pay:Rs. 1800) on Indian Railways - Mode of dispatch of call letters to applicants regarding.

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

RBE No. 53 /2013

No. E (NG)-II/2008/RR-1/33.

New Delhi, dated: 29.05.2013

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

Sub: Recruitment of staff in Pay Band-I of ` 5200-20200 (Grade Pay: ` 1800) on Indian Railways - Mode of dispatch of call letters to applicants regarding.

   Ref: This office letter No. E(NG)II/96/RR-l/62 dated 18.7.2005 (RBE No. 121/2005) and E(NG)II/96/RR-I/62/Vol.II dated 12.03.2007 (RBE No. 37/2007).

   Attention is invited to para 6.10 of Annexure I of Board’s letter issued under RBE No. 121/05 and para 2 (xi) of Board’s letter issued under RBE No. 37/2007, wherein, mode for dispatch of call letters has been prescribed as under certificate of posting (UCP).

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Monday, June 10, 2013

PM should appoint 7th Pay Commission: NMC

   National Mazdoor Conference today urged Prime Minister to appoint the 7th pay commission at the next cabinet meeting as employees and pensioners will be entitled for pay commission with effect from January 1, 2016.

   "We urge the Prime Minister to appoint Chairman and other members of the 7th pay commission and take decision in this regard at the next cabinet meeting and start discussion with representatives of both Central and State governments employees as Central and State governments employees and pensioners will be entitled for pay commission with effect from 1-1-2016", President of the National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) Subash Shastri said today.

   He said that the appoint of 7th Pay Commission will end confusion and uncertainty among the employees and pensioners on this issue once for all.

   Addressing a one day workers convention at Brahamin Sabha here, Shastri pointed out that except sixth pay commission all earlier pay commissions were constituted in the 3rd year of every decade.

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Software (e—PPO utility) for processing pension cases.

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

CPAO/Tech/e-PPO/2013-14/ 57

03.06.2013

Office Memorandum

Sub: - Software (e—PPO utility) for processing pension cases.

   1. Optimum utilization of manpower with speed and accuracy has been a thrust from the time immemorial. The revolution in Information Technology has made it possible to overcome it to a greater extent. So far, in Central Pension Accounting Office Special Seal Authorities authorizing the banks for making payments of pensions have been generated after feeding the relevant data manually based on special seal authorities received from different Pay & Accounts Officers. On the basis of this feeding data-base of pensioners is updated in Central Pension Accounting Office.

   2. But the manual feeding of data involves engagement of lot of manpower which take considerable time and leaves scope of clerical errors at the part of Central Pension Accounting Office leading to improper maintenance of Central Pension Accounting Office’s data-base, wastage of manpower, over/under payment and delay in payment.

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Concessions to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in posts filled by Promotion by selection-posts within Group A (Class I).

No.36028/8/2009-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated : 7th June, 2013

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Concessions to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in posts filled by Promotion by selection-posts within Group A (Class I).

   The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department OM No.36028/21/2003-Estt. (Res.) dated 29th January 2004 which provides that in promotion by selection to posts within Group A (Class I) which carry an ultimate salary of Rs.18,300/- per month or less, the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe officers, who are senior enough in the zone of consideration for promotion so as to be within the number of vacancies for which the select list has to be drawn up, would be included in that list provided they are not considered unfit for promotion.

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Saturday, June 08, 2013

Important factors to set up 7th CPC and DA merger.

   The General Secretary of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers of Karnataka State published a valuable post regarding 7th CPC. It is reproduced the same for your reference.

7th CPC Demand
Comrades,

   Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers have been demanding constitution of the 7th CPC, DA merger , and other 15 charter of common demands of the Central Government Employees apart from 48 common demands of the CG Employees which has been accepted by the Kolkatta conference.

   The Common questions & answers which the Government of India has been  answering is that as follows.

   1) The 6th CPC has not recommended the DA merger has recommended 25% increase in certain allowances.

   2) The 6th CPC has not recommended the constitution of the 7th CPC and is silent on this issue.

   3) Normally it takes 10 years to set up another Central Pay Commission.

   4) The DA as recommended as per the Consumer price index is released which works out to 80% as on 1/1/2013. So when ever the prices have gone up DA is provided to compensate the rising of prices.

   5) If another Central Pay Commission is set up there will be huge burden on common man, at this stage the Government of India cannot afford to set up 7th CPC.

   6) The anomalies  are being taken up the National anomalies committee.

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On-line collection of data on representation of SCs, STs and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in Central Government Services.

Immediate

No.36027/01/2013-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 5th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: On-line collection of data on representation of SCs, STs and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in Central Government Services.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's D.O. letter No. 43011/297/2010-Estt.(Res.) dated the 3rd October, 2012 and subsequent reminders dated 15.10.2012, 5.11.2012 , 27.2.2013 and 3.5.2013 whereby it was requested for on-line submission of data in regard to the representation of SCs, STs, OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in Central Government services as on 1.1.2012 and as on 1.1.2013 through the URL "rrcps.nic.in". Moreover, workshops were also held from 22.1.2013 to 24.1.2013 and on 28.1.2013 to facilitate and to smoothen the process
of on-line submission of data by the Ministries/Departments.

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MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.

 OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (CENTRAL COMMAND) LUCKNOW CANTT

Part II O.O.No. 114                                                                                Dated 03.06.2013

Sub:-MODIFIED ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME (MACPS) FOR THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES.

   In the implementation of financial up gradation under the MACP Scheme as introduced by the Govt. of India vide DOPT OM No 35034/3/2008 Estt (d) dated 19.05.2009 and further clarification received from HQrs Office New Delhi under their No AN/XI/11051/MACP/2009/Vol-I dated 22.07.2009, AN/XI/11051/MACP/2009/Vol-II dated 17.11.2009 and No. AN/XI/12240/MACP/2012/Vol-I dated 24.05.2012, individuals as per Annexure-A to this Part-II O.O. have been granted financial up gradation in the next higher grade pay as per details mentioned against their names.

   The attention of the individuals may be drawn to the clarification at Sl No 7 of Annexure-I to DOPT No 35034/3/2008 Estt (D) 19.05.2009 regarding exercising of option by the individual for fixation of pay for financial up gradation. The option may be exercised within a month.

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Friday, June 07, 2013

Expected DA (Dearness Allowance) from July 2013 to central government employees.

   Since the implementation of 6CPC from 1-1-2006, the consumer price index number for industrial worker is not coming down ever but it is increasing month by month. Similarly the rate of dearness allowance paid to central government employees also increasing at the interval of every six months period. The rate of dearness allowance was at zero level on 01-01-2006. After six years from implementation of 6CPC, now the dearness allowance stands at 80% level. The average increase in the dearness allowance is at the rate of 13% per year. Actually there is nothing to rejoice over the increase of dearness allowance.

   The Dearness allowance is nothing but the reflection of consumer price index. Likewise the consumer price index is determined by increase in the prices of basket of identified essential commodities. The increase of CPI number is not good any way for either the government employees or common people. Whatever the money the central government employees are supposed to get from the dearness allowance hike will be swallowed by the essential commodities for which they have to spend every month, since the prices of all the essential commodities are increasing at the alarming rate.

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Thursday, June 06, 2013

Railway Board Order 2013: Tribal area Allowance

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

RBE NO. 52/2013

No. F(E)I/2013/AL-4/4

New Delhi, Dated 31.05.2013

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/Production Units,
(As per Mailing List).

Sub: Tribal area Allowance

   The issue of payment of Tribal Area Allowance to railway employees was examined recently in context of a parliament question and it was found that the position with regard to payment of Tribal Area allowance varies widely on different Zonal railways. While some Zonal Railways have been paying Tribal Area Allowance in some Scheduled/Tribal areas, other railways have discontinued the allowance. This may be in some cases due to state Governments having discontinued the payment of such allowance to their employees in some areas, or due to non-availability of updated lists of Scheduled/Tribal Areas where State Governments are paying it to their employees, with the Railways, Railway Board, etc.

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Retirement age 62 for central government employees a exclusive review.

Impact of raising retirement age from age 60 to 62

   It has been seen that one of the long time waging demand of raising the retirement age of govt. employees has finally caught afire

   Through the Medias and blogging sites re abound with news that the cabinet would announce news regarding the retirement age yet it has not been finalizes

   Even then it has been come to known that a favorable decision would be put forth regarding this issue due to the oncoming lok sabha and three state assembly elections. In India the retirement ages of most of the state government employees range from 58 to 60. This is low in comparison to the government employees of foreign nation.

   We shall see the effect of raising the retirement age in the following passage

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Promotion of Section Officers of CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) on ad-hoc basis — reg.

IMMEDIATE

No.5/8/2013-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003

Dated the 5th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Promotion of Section Officers of CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) on ad-hoc basis — reg.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 29.04.2013 on the subject noted above (available on web-site: www.persmin.nic.in —> DoPT —> Central Secretariat —> CSS —> Promotions —>Promotion (Ad-hoc) — SO to US). Considering the chain vacancies arising in the grade of US on account of impending promotion to the grade of DS, it is proposed to consider some officers from SOSL-2004 for adhoc promotion to the grade of US.

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Central govt. employees’ retirement age to be extended by 2 years to 62.

   The government is planning to extend the retirement age of all central government employees by two years — from the current 60 to 62 years. Sources said that an in-principle decision has been taken in this regard and the department of personnel and training (DoPT) has begun the work to implement the same. A formal announcement to this effect is expected this year itself.

   The last time the government extended the retirement age of central government employees was in 1998. It was also a two-year extension from 58. This was preceded by the implementation of the 5th Pay Commission, which had put severe strain on government’s finances. Subsequently, all state governments followed the Centre’s policy by extending the retirement age by two years. Public sector undertakings followed suit too.

  The decision to extend the retirement age is well-timed both politically and economically.

   The UPA government reckons the move would be a masterstroke. At a time when it is buffeted by several corruption cases, it is felt that the extension of the retirement age will go down well with the middle classes. Economically also, the move makes sense because by deferring payment of lump sum retirement benefits for a large number of employees by two years, the government would be able to manage its finances better.

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Allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation to the employees of State/Union Territories Governments posted in Delhi.

No.12016/1/2004-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110 108.

Dated the 23rd May, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation to the employees of State/Union Territories Governments posted in Delhi.

   The allotments of residential accommodation to the employees of State/Union Territories Governments working in Delhi are governed as per guidelines issued vide O.M.No. 12016/2/80.Pol.II(Pt.III) dated 19.9.1997 and letters of even number dated 24.9.2004 and dated 3.8.2009.

   2. The matter has been re-examined. In order to streamline the earlier instructions and in supersession of the OM and letters as referred above, it has now been decided to make allotments to the employees of State and Union Territories Governments posted in Delhi on the following basis:

   1. The State/Union Territories Government employees will be allotted accommodation only by Directorate of Estates, on the recommendation of the concerned Resident Commissioner against the prescribed quota. The State/Union Territories Governments will not make any allotment on their own.

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Monday, June 03, 2013

Regarding re-employment of government officials/officers after Superannuation.

Most Important

No. 5/1/2012-1B&C

From
The Principal Secretary to Government Haryana,
Finance Department.

To
1. All the Heads of Departments.
2. Registrar, Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.
3. Divisional Commissioners, Ambala, Rohtak, Gurgaon and Hisar.
4. All the Deputy Commissioners in Haryana State.

Dated, Chandigarh the 29th May, 2013.

Subject:- Regarding re-employment of government officials/officers after Superannuation.

Sir/Madam,
   I am directed to invite your attention towards Finance Department letter of even number dated 4th July, 2012 on the subject noted above wherein it was requested that henceforth, no ex-cadre/additional posts would be created for re-employment of officials/officers after their superannuation and such posts would be treated within the sanctioned posts of their cadre. Further it was also decided that re-employment of officials after their superannuation Should not be allowed as a matter of routine and it should be allowed in very exceptional circumstances.

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Additional Manpower for the Income Tax Department.

F.No.A-11013/1/2013-Ad VII
Government of India/Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, 31st May, 2013

All the Chief Commissioners of Income-tax
All the Directors General of Income-tax

Subject :- Additional Manpower for the Income Tax Department

Sir/Madam,

   I am directed to state that the Government has approved, as per decision taken In Cabinet Meeting held on 23rd May, 2013 (Minutes issued on 27th May, 2013), additional manpower for the Income Tax Department in various cadres as per Annex A of this communication. These posts are created in addition to the existing posts as per restructuring of the Department vide F.No.A-11013/3/98.Ad.VII dated 24th October, 2000 and 7051 additional posts created vide order F.No.A-11013/3/2006-Ad.VII dated 20.11,2006.

   2. All the additional posts at different levels as per Annex A stand created with effect from 23rd May, 2013 (the date of the Cabinet Meeting). These posts shall be filled up in accordance with the Cabinet approval in the following manner:-

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Sunday, June 02, 2013

Expected DA from July-2013, AICPIN for the month of April 2013.

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) April 2013

                According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 point and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.89 per cent between March and April  compared with 1.99 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

                The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 2.08 per cent, contributing 2.07 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Fuel & Light group with 0.91 percent increase contributing 0.12 percentage points to the change.  At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Milk (Cow), Ginger, Root & Green Non-leafy vegetables, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Cigaratte, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic) etc. However, this was  compensated by Mustard Oil and Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

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