Wednesday, July 31, 2013

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

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

   According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for June, 2013 rose by 3 points and pegged at 231 (two hundred and thirty one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.32 per cent between May and June compared with 0.97 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

   The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 2.98 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Onion, Ginger, Chillies Green, Potato, Tomato & other Vegetables, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Bidi, Cigarette, Electricity Charges, Doctor’s fee, Medicine (Allopathic), Petrol, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated by Wheat, Groundnut Oil and Mustard Oil putting downward pressure on the index.

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Nomination of Area Welfare Officers - Additional charge.

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NO.5/50/2013-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Room No.361, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated the 23rd July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Nomination of Area Welfare Officers - Additional charge

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 32/1/2012-Welfare dated 31.1.2013 on subject noted above. In view of the several complaints being received from allottee residents of Panchkuian Road regarding non-enrollment of his/her names as Members of RWA, directions were issued to Shri Roop Lal in the meetings held by JS&CWO to resolve the matter. However, he has failed to comply with the instructions of this Department and has not offered convincing explanation for denial of membership to some of the complainants who are said to have approached Shri Roop Lal for granting Membership in the RWA. The dissatisfied allottee residents have approached senior officers to obtain redressal.

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Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.

No.1/1/2013-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 30/07/2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.

   In continuation of this Department's O.M. of even number dated 22/04/2013, it is intimated that the facility of RTI online web portal has been extended to 37 Ministries/Departments of Government of India, so far (list enclosed). It is planned to extend this facility to all the remaining Ministries/Departments of Government of India by mid August, 2013. This facility is presently not proposed to be extended for field offices/attached/subordinate offices.

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Permission for treatment / investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

No.22A (55)/2013/US(WE)/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Sena Bhavan, New Delhi

Dated 5th July, 2013

To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject : Permission for treatment / investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

Sir,
     The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that at present the ECHS beneficiaries undergoing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer require repeated investigations/treatment procedures over a period of time and as per the existing guidelines they are required to procure permission (referrals letter) every time to get the prescribed treatment/investigations done at ECHS empanelled hospitals/diagnostic centres.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Engagement of Retired Central Government Officers as Consultants in the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

F.No. A-12024/1/2011-Admn.
Government of India
MINISTRY OF HEAVY INDUSTRIES AND PUBLIC ENTERPRISES
DEPARTMENT OF HEAVY INDUSTRY

Room No16, Udyog Bhawan
New Delhi-110 011
 
Dated the 18th July 2013

CIRCULAR

Subject: Engagement of Retired Central Government Officers as Consultants in the Department of Heavy Industry, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

   The Department of Heavy Industry proposes to prepare a panel of officers of Central Government, who have retired from the Service or will be retiring in the next 3 months at Section Officers’ level in the Grade Pay of Rs. 4800/- & above, for engagement as Consultants against the vacancies at Section Officers’ level. They should have experience of minimum 10 years in Administration / Record Management / Finance / Procurement / Parliament matters / Legal matters and also have working knowledge of Computer. The initial engagement will be for a period of one year and may continue further subject to their performance & availability of vacancies. The maximum age limit for engagement as Consultant is 65 years.

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DoPT Order 2013: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2009, 2010 & 2011- allocation of candidates —regarding.

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No. 6/1/2012-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, 110 003, the 26 July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2009, 2010 & 2011- allocation of candidates —regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the final result of the Combined Section officers/Stenographers’ (Grade B/Grade I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2009, 2010 & 2011 in the grade of Section Officer of CSS has been declared by UPSC on 24.07.2011 and is available on the website of UPSC . As per Rotational Transfer Policy for CSS Officers, on promotion, an official of the CSS at any level, shall be posted out of the Ministry/Department if he/she has served in the same Ministry/Department in any capacity for a period exceeding the prescribed tenure for the promotion post vide this Department’s OM No. 21/2/2009- CS.I(P) dated 8th April, 2010.

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Latest DoPT Order: Availability of APARs of Senior Selection Grade Officers (Director) of CSS — reg.

No. 22/5/2013-CS.I (APAR)
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 29th July, 2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: Availability of APARs of Senior Selection Grade Officers (Director) of CSS — reg.

   Availability status of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) of Directors in CSS as available is circulated for information of all concerned Ministries/Departments and officers. The status has been compiled in order of CSL number of the officers. All the concerned Ministries/Departments may check at their end the details as well as the non- availability (NA) of APARs in respect of officers working in the Ministry/Department. The pending records may be made available to CS Division of this Department immediately.

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Monday, July 29, 2013

Fixation of maximum ceiling limit for payment of honorarium to Cashiers and other Cash & Pay staff.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

RBA: 17/2013

No. 99/AC-II/20/2/Pt.

25-7-2013

The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.

Sub:- Fixation of maximum ceiling limit for payment of honorarium to Cashiers and other Cash & Pay staff.

   The issue regarding fixation of maximum ceiling limit for payment of Honorarium to the Cashiers and other Cash & Pay staff for the period from 01.01.2010 onwards, has been discussed with both the Federations (AIRF & NFIR) and it has been decided by the Board as under:-

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Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

No.F.14(1)FD(Rules)/2013

Jaipur, dated: 24th July, 2013

NOTIFICATION

Sub : - Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

   In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Rajasthan is pleased to make the following rules to amend further the Rajasthan Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, namely :-

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Saturday, July 27, 2013

Pensioners Portal Order: Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners -reg.

No.41/21/2000-P&PW (D)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS' WELFARE) .

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi-110 003.
Dated the 25th July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners -reg.

   The undersigned is directed to say that instructions were issued vide this Department OM No.41/21/2000 dated 16/11/2000 for issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners. These instructions have been reiterated vide this Department's letter of even number dated 30th April, 2013.

   2. Clarifications have been sought by various Departments/ Associations/ pensioners in regard to issue of Identity Card to Pensioners", The matter has been examined and the position / clarifications are as under:-

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23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of September, 2013.

F. No. 42/6/2013-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 - 110003
Date: 26th July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of September, 2013 under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP).

   The 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) of the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare is scheduled to be held shortly. The details of the date, time and venue of the meeting will follow. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon'ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Pubic Grievances & Pensions.

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Friday, July 26, 2013

Third Cadre Review of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS)suggestions/inputs of the Ministries/Departments/Organisations participating in CSS.

No.19/3/2013-CS-I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
July 25th 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Third Cadre Review of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS)suggestions/inputs of the Ministries/Departments/Organisations participating in CSS.

   The undersigned directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 6th June, 2013 on the subject mentioned above (copy enclosed) and to say that it has been decided to seek additional information from the Ministries/Departments as in the attached proforma.

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Thursday, July 25, 2013

EXEMPTION FROM FILING ITR (INCOME TAX RETURN) NOT EXTENDED THIS ASSESSMENT YEAR 2013-14 – CBDT.


       Income Tax Department issues press release to clarify that unlike previous year Salaried Employees with Total Income up to Rs.5 lakhs too have to file ITR (Income Tax Return) this year viz., Assessment year 2013-14.

       The full text of Press Release issued by CBDT (Cenral Board of Direct Tax) is as follows:

       The CBDT has, vide notification dated 1-05-2013, made E-filing of Return compulsory for Assessment Year 2013-14 for persons having total assessable income exceeding Five lakh rupees.

       The CBDT vide its earlier notifications had exempted salaried employees having total income up to Rs. 5 lakhs including income from other sources up to Rs. 10,000/- from the requirement of filing return of income for assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively. The exemption was available only for the assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13. The exemption was giving considering ‘paper filing of returns’ and their ‘processing through manual entry’ on system.

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House Building Advance Scheme to State Government Employees — Extension of date for online registration

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
FINANCE (HBA) DEPARTMENT

CIRCULAR

No.56/2013/Fin.

Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 15.07.2013

Sub: - House Building Advance Scheme to State Government Employees — Extension of date for online registration of HBA Applications by Heads of Departments and Sanctioning Authorities 2013-14 — Further instructions issued - reg.

Ref: - 1) G.O (P) No. 505/2009/Fin, dated 12.11.2009
2) Circular No.38/2010/Fin, dated 30.04.2010
3) Circular No.48/2013/Fin, dated 28.05.2013.

   The time for online registration of HBA applications for the year of 2013-14 was fixed from 01.06.2013 to 29.06.2013.

   2) It has been brought to the notice of the undersigned that some online applications have not been got registered despite doing the same by department within time (eg:- Urban affairs) due to technical snag.

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CGHS Order 2013: Merger of 19 Postal Dispensaries presently functioning in 12 CGHS covered cities with CGHS.

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108

No. 4-2/2006-C&P/CGHS (P)

Dated the 9th July, 2013

NOTIFICATION

Sub: Merger of 19 Postal Dispensaries presently functioning in 12 CGHS covered cities with CGHS.
 
   In pursuance of the decision taken by the Government on recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission, the following 19 (nineteen) Postal Dispensaries presently functioning in 12 (twelve) CGHS covered cities, i.e., Ahmadabad (3), Bhopal (I), Bhubaneswar (I), Dehradun (I), Guwahati (2), Jaipur (2), Jammu (I), Jabalpur (I), Lucknow (3), Pune (2), Ranchi (I) and Shillong (I) are hereby merged with the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

   2. All serving employees and pensioners of Department of Posts (DoP) and Department of Telecom (DoT) who are residing/settled in the above 12 cities and are beneficiaries of the 19 Postal Dispensaries shall now be covered under CGHS and the Postal Dispensaries shall be rechristened as CGHS Wellness Centres. CGHS membership to the pensioners will be confined to those who are residing / settled in these 12 cities only.

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Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR.

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

R.B.E No. 61/2013

No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2

New Delhi, Dated: 01.07.2013

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and
Production Units (others as per standard list).

Sub: Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2 dated 24.05.12.

   The issue of permitting the Railway Officers/Staff posted in the ECR and NWR to retain Railway quarters at their previous place of posting beyond 31.03.13 has been considered by the Board.

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Special IT Return Receipt Counters for Salaried Tax Payers With Income Upto Rs. 5 Lakh.

      The CBDT has, vide notification dated 1-05-2013, made E-filing of Return compulsory for Assessment Year 2013-14 for persons having total assessable income exceeding Five lakh rupees.
 
           The CBDT vide its earlier notifications had exempted salaried employees having total income upto Rs. 5 lakhs including income from other sources upto Rs. 10,000/- from the requirement of filing return of income for assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13 respectively. The exemption was available only for the assessment year 2011-12 and 2012-13. The exemption was giving considering ‘paper filing of returns’ and their ‘processing through manual entry’ on system.
 
           However, this year the facility for online filing of returns has been made user-friendly with the advantage of pre-filled return forms. These E-filed forms also get electronically processed at the central processing centre in a speedy manner. Hence, the exemption provided during the last two years is not being extended for assessment year 2013-14. Taxpayers are encouraged to file their returns electronically. E-filing is an easy, fast and secure method of filing of income tax return. Moreover, Digital signature is not mandatory for these taxpayers and they can transmit the data in the return electronically by downloading ITRs, or by online filing and thereafter submit the verification of the return in From ITR-V acknowledgement after signature to Central Processing Centre. The processing for E-filed returns is faster.

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DoPT Order 2013: Delegation of power to relax the educational qualification for appointment in the personal staff of Union Ministers - regarding.

No.8/14/2013-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated: the 23rd July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Delegation of power to relax the educational qualification for appointment in the personal staff of Union Ministers - regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt’s O.M.No.8/5/98-CS.II dated 23.10.2001 wherein it is clarified that ‘the educational/skill qualification for personal staff of Ministers should be similar to the corresponding/comparable posts in the Government and as per the directions of Hon’ble Prime Minister, there will be no relaxation in the educational and skill qualification for the personal staff of Ministers.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Pensioners Portal Order 2013: Payment of arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983;

No. 1/22/2012-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 10th July, 2013

Office Memorandum

Sub: (i) Payment of arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983;

   (ii) payment of arrears of family pension - reg.

   Attention is invited to the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983 which provide that after the death of the pensioner, all moneys payable to the pensioner on account of pension will be paid to the nominee of the deceased pensioner. In the absence of any nomination made by the pensioner, the arrears of his/her pension are paid to the legal heir as per the procedure indicated in para 4 of part A of annexure to Ministry of Finance OM No. 1(3)-E.V/83, dated 11.10.1983. However, dependants of some pensioners expressed difficulties in obtaining the legal heir-ship certificates and represented that the necessity of production of legal heir-ship certificates may be waived where the amount of arrears payable is small.

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Pensioners Portal Order 2013: Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants - clarification regarding.

No.20/16/1998-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 11th July, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants - clarification regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated the 19th February 2013 on the above cited subject and to say that this Department is still receiving representations from individuals and Pensioners Associations that Government Departments have been withholding 10% of the amount of gratuity from retirees even when they had not been provided any Government accommodation. This is in contravention of existing instructions.

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Railway Board Order: Dispensation of Written Test for recruitment of wards under LARSGESS.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 72 /2013

No. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2

New Delhi dated 23-07-2013.

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.

Sub:- Dispensation of Written Test for recruitment of wards under LARSGESS.

   The employees Federations have been demanding dispensation of Written Examination for recruitment of wards under LARSGESS for quite some time The matter has been considered by the Board and it has been decided to dispense with Written Examination for recruitment of wards of Gangmen and the specified Safety categories in GP ` 1800/- as notified in Bodrd’s letters of even number dated 11.09.2010 and 03.01.2012 under LARSGESS. However, they will have to qualify the medical tests for the relevant category/posts, after verification of educational certificates etc. by a Committee of three JAG level officers at Divisional level.

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DoPT Order 2013: Promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary on ad-hoc basis - Extension of period for one year beyond 30.7.2013.

No. 4/5/2013-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated the 23rd July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary on ad-hoc basis - Extension of period for one year beyond 30.7.2013.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Order No. 4/14/2011-CS-I(D) dated 31st July, 2012 and subsequent orders dated 1.10.2012, 12.11.2012, 14.12.2012, 29.1.2013 and 7.3.2013, for promotion of Under Secretaries of the CSS to the grade of Deputy Secretary on ad-hoc basis. The tenure of ad-hoc appointment of some of the officers covered under the above orders and still continuing on ad- hoc basis is upto 31.7.2013, while in case of other officers, the tenure is for different periods.

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Grant of Family Pension and Gratuity to the eligible member of the family of any employee/pensioner.

   Family pension is payable to the family of a Government employee or pensioner after his death. Difficulties in payment arise when a Government Servant or pensioner goes missing. Clarificatory instructions have recently been issued by the Central Government for payment of benefits in such cases.

   According to these instructions, the family must lodge a report with the concerned police station and obtain a report from the police, that the employee or pensioner or family pensioner has not been traced despite all efforts made by them.

   The report may be a First Information Report or any other report such as a Daily Diary or General Diary Entry.

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Payment of Arrears of family pension.

   In case of death of a pensioner, all money payable to the pensioner on account of pension are payable to the nominee of the deceased pensioner. In the absence of any valid nomination made by the pensioner, the arrears of his/her pension are paid to the legal heir. However, dependants of some pensioners expressed difficulties in obtaining the legal heir-ship certificates and represented that the necessity of production of legal heir-ship certificates may be waived where the amount of arrears payable is small.

   In such cases a provision had been made in 1985 for Payment of Lifetime Arrears of Pension on the basis of any documentary proof regarding the relationship and heir-ship of the claimant if the gross amount of arrears does not exceed Rs.25,000. If the gross amount did not exceed Rs.5,000 and case represented no peculiar features, the Accounts Officer was authorised to make the payment on his own authority.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

DoPT Order 2013: Compilation of vacancies in the Personal Assistant (PA) grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2012.

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No.5/4/2013-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.
Date: 15th July, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Compilation of vacancies in the Personal Assistant (PA) grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2012.

   The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been calculating the vacancies in the PA grade on centralised basis by preparing the Post Based Reservation Roster (PBRR) since SLY-2012. Since the period of SLY-2012 i.e. from 1.7.2012 to 30.6.2013 has been completed, the process of compilation of exact number of vacancies in the PA grade for the SLY-2012 needs to be initiated.

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Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours / Leave Travel Concession (LTC) – reg.

No.19024/1/2012-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block. New Delhi
Dated the 9th July, 2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours / Leave Travel Concession (LTC) – reg.

   Reference is invited to instructions issued by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance from time-to-time regarding the procedure for booking of air tickets on Government account. As per existing procedure Government officials/offices can book the air tickets directly from Airlines (at Booking counters / Website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of authorized agents. viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL) and M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) [Department of Expenditure OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16/09/2010 refers]. Air tickets for travel on LTC, to a limited extent, can also be get booked through Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation(IRCTC) [Department of Personnel & Training 0M No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02/12/2009 refers].

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Recruitment of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in CSSS through Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination - 2012 conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) - nomination of qualified candidates-reg.

No.6/1/2013-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Naynk Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date: 18th July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Recruitment of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in CSSS through Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination - 2012 conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) - nomination of qualified candidates-reg.

   The undersigned is directed to say that SSC had conducted the Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’ Examination-2012 on 29-07-12 and declared the final result of the said Examination on 07-12-12 wherein 290 Steno Grade ‘D’ have been finally selected against 290 vacancies intimated. Out of 290 Steno Grade ‘D’, this Department has already nominated 265 Steno Grade ‘D’ vide this Department's O.M. of even number dated 08-05-13. In addition to this, SSC has forwarded 24 more examination dossiers (19 examination dossiers in respect of additional candidates). With the approval of competent authority, these 24 (5+19) Steno Grade ‘D’ are being nominated in the order of their merit to the different Cadre Units of CSSS, as listed in the Annexure to this O.M., for appointment as Steno Grade ‘D’ in CSSS.

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DoPT Order 2013: Grant of Special Incentive Allowance for non-executive staff in CBI.

F.No.207/01/2011-AVD-II (Pt.III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 22nd July, 2013

To
The Director
Central Bureau of Investigation
CGO Complex, New Delhi

Subject: Grant of Special Incentive Allowance for non-executive staff in CBI.

   In partial modification of this Department’s letter of even number dated 04.10.2011 and pursuant to Calcutta High Court’s order dated 28.02.2013 in Contempt Petition No 509/2012 in WPCT No 118/2008 filed by Shri Kishalay Mukherjee and Others, approval of the competent authority is hereby conveyed for payment of Special Incentive Allowance to Non-Executive Staffs in CBI @ 15% of Basic Pay w.e.f. 20.12.2006.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Appointment of direct recruit Assistants, Central Secretariat Service based on Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2012 - regarding.

No.7/7/2013-CS.I(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003
Dated the 22nd July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Appointment of direct recruit Assistants, Central Secretariat Service based on Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE), 2012 - regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to nominate the successful candidates recommended by Staff Selection Commission based on the CGLE, 2012 to the various participating Ministries/Departments (Cadre Units) of Central Secretariat Service as detailed in Annexure-.

   2. The procedure for joining and imparting training (Foundation Course) to direct recruit Assistants of CSS shall be as per the revised design detailed in this Department OM. No. 7/8/2008-CS.I(A) dated 16.10.2012.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Permission for treatment/investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer

No.22A (55)/2013/US(WE)/D(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
 Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated    5th July, 2013

To
The Chief of army Staff The Chief of Naval Staff The chief of air Staff

Subject: Permission for treatment/investigations in respect of ECHS beneficiaries availing treatment for Diabetes, hypertension & other Cardiac diseases, Dialysis and Cancer.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that at present the ECHS beneficiaries undergoing treatment for Diabetes, Hypertension & other Cardiac Diseases, Dialysis and Cancer require repeated investigations/treatment procedures over a period of time and as per the existing guidelines they are required to procure permission (referrals letter) every time to get the prescribed treatment/investigations done at ECHS empanelled hospitals/diagnostic centres.

2.    With a view to alleviate the inconvenience to ECHS beneficiaries in obtaining the requisite permissions (referrals) every time, this Ministry has decided to permit issue of permission (referral) letters by 1CHS polyclinics with a validity of six months from the date of issue of the original prescription for undergoing the prescribed investigation/treatment procedures to be conducted at the prescribed intervals over a period of six months as advised by a ECHS/Service/Govt. specialist, The same permission (referral) letter shall be valid for undergoing the prescribed treatment procedures/investigations on multiple times during the six months, at intervals as advised by the ECHS/Service/Govt. Specialist.

3.    This issues with concurrence of MoD(Finance) vide their U.O. No.1782/F/Pcn dated 5-7-2013

Yours faithfully, 
Mallick) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

SOURCE-http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/echs-order-dated-5th-july13.pdf
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Monday, July 15, 2013

Revised table for fixation of Pay as on 01.01.2007 in respect of Non-executives of BSNL.

CORPORATE OFFICE
BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LTD
(A Government of India Enterprise)
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
H.C. Mathur Lane, New Delhi-01

No. 1-16/2010-PAT(BSNL)                                                                          Date: 08-07-2013

To
All Heads of Telecom circles.
All Heads of other Administrative units.

Subject: Revised table for fixation of Pay as on 01.01.2007 in respect of Non-executives of BSNL.

            Orders have been issued for allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 1.1.2007 for the purpose of fitment in respect of Non-executive employees of BSNL w.e.f. 10.6.2013, vide this Office order No. 1-16/2010-PAT(BSNL) dated 10.6.2013.

2.         The revised tables for fixation of Pay as on 01.01.2007 in respect of Non-Executives of BSNL, are enclosed as Annexure for your information & further necessary action.

3.         Errors & omissions are subject to rectifications and correction. Overpayments made, if any, shall be recovered as per rules.

Encl: As above

Yours faithfully, 

(A.  Sinha)
Assistant General Manager (Pers.V & Pension)
Tel.No.23037477
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CGHS Benefits – Fixing of terms and subscription rates for accredited journalists

MEDIA ADVISORY

Sub: CGHS Benefits – Fixing of terms  and subscription rates for accredited journalists.

            A communication has been received from the Office of Director (CGHS), Central Government Health Scheme, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, vide their reference No. F.No.            7 – 1/99/C & P/CGHS/Pt. I/908 – 909 dated 30-03-2010 regarding procedure and benefits under the scheme for PIB accredited journalists. The relevant extracts are accordingly reproduced below:-

1.         Procedure: -
            Accredited journalist is required to submit the duly filled in form, which is available at Pensioner Cell, CGHS (HQ), 9, Bikaner House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi.  The same can also be download from the CGHS Website http://mohfw.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp.

            The application from should be forwarded by Press Information Officer, PIB certifying that the applicant is a PIB accredited Journalist with I.D. No. and is required to be submitted to Pensioner Cell, CGHS (HQ), 9, Bikaner House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi alongwith the following documents:

  i)      Draft/IPO for Rs.1067/- for one year in favour of Pay & Accounts Officer, CGHS, New Delhi.  The amount may be revised periodically, as per recommendations of the Cost & Accounts Branch, Department of Expenditure.
ii)      One Photograph of Accredited Journalist.
iii)      Residential Proof
iv)      An undertaking to the effect that different amount on account of revision of the subscription, which is under consideration in pursuant of implementation of 6th Central Pay Commission, shall be paid by the accredited journalists.


2.         Fresh CGHS cards will be issued only to the accredited Journalists.  However, the old cards already issued to the accredited Journalists and their family members will be renewed until further orders.

3.         The procedure for renewal of old CGHS Cards, already issued to accredited journalists having names of family members, is the same except individual photographs, which are to be given.

4.         Details of the benefit:-
  In addition to getting OPD treatment in their respective dispensaries, which is allotted to them according to their residential addresses given by them in their application form alongwith the residential proof, the accredited journalists are entitled to Nursing Home facilities in the Central Government Hospitals on the same conditions as are applicable to the Central Government servants (Annexure I & II).
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Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Revised table for fixation of Pay as on 01.01.2007 in respect of Non-executives of BSNL

 Revised table for fixation of Pay as on 01.01.2007 in respect of Non-executives of BSNL
CORPORATE OFFICE
BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LTD
(A Government of India Enterprise)
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
H.C. Mathur Lane, New Delhi-01

No. 1-16/2010-PAT(BSNL)                                                               Date: 08-07-2013

To
All Heads of Telecom circles.
All Heads of other Administrative units.

Subject: Revised table for fixation of Pay as on 01.01.2007 in respect of Non-executives of BSNL.

            Orders have been issued for allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA effectively amounting to 78.2% as on 1.1.2007 for the purpose of fitment in respect of Non-executive employees of BSNL w.e.f. 10.6.2013, vide this Office order No. 1-16/2010-PAT(BSNL) dated 10.6.2013.

2.         The revised tables for fixation of Pay as on 01.01.2007 in respect of Non-Executives of BSNL, are enclosed as Annexure for your information & further necessary action.

3.         Errors & omissions are subject to rectifications and correction. Overpayments made, if any, shall be recovered as per rules.

Encl: As above

Yours faithfully, 

(A.  Sinha)
Assistant General Manager (Pers.V & Pension)
Tel.No.23037477
SOURCE-http://www.bsnleuchq.com/78.2%20NE.pdf

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SALIENT ASPECTS OF THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING PROPOSALS


SALIENT ASPECTS OF THE CADRE RESTRUCTURING PROPOSALS
a) Upgradation of CCIT level posts to Apex and HAG+ scales. Thus, all the existing CCsIT/DGs (plus one new post of DG) would be upgraded to these two levels. The posts in Apex scale (to be re-designated as Principal Chief Commissioner/Principal DG) will be as under:
i
Cadre Controlling CCs
18
ii
Directorates-General (Attached offices of CBDT)
7*
iii
DG (International. Tax)
1


26
*DGsIT: 1.Administration, 2. Vigilance, 3.Human Resource Development, 4.Legal & Research, 5.Logistics, 6.Systems, & 7. Training
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Friday, July 05, 2013

Categories of Loans and Advances – Terms & Conditions West Bengal Government.

The rate of interest and rules for the year 2012-2013 for Loans and Advances of the State Govt has been fixed by West Bengal Government vide letter dated 2211-F.B. dated 25 March 2013 for seven types of loans as mentioned therein.

The rules are as under:

(a) For timely payment, no rebate will be given.

(b) The recovery is to be affected from the completion of first year from the date of drawal of loan, if the date of payment is not extended. The maximum time limit for repayment should not exceed 10 years. As regards, working capital, the repayment should be completed within 2 to 3 years and should not exceed 5 years.
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Increase in Death Relief Fund in the 23rd meeting EPF CSWC .

Provident Fund organization
(Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India)
Head Office Bhavisnya Nidhi Bhawan, 14, Bhikaji Carna Place,
New Delhi-110 066.

No. Welfare/23rd Annual Meeting/CSWC/2013/6846

Dated: 14.6.2013

To
Regional Provident Fund Commissioners,

Subject: Increase in Death Relief Fund in the 23rd meeting EPF CSWC .

Sir,
   Kindly refer to this Office letter No. Welfare/2(1)20th meeting/09/87631 dated 13-2-2009 through which it was circulated that Death Relief Fund will be given to the tune of Rs.2,00,000/.-(Rupees Two Lakh Only) in case of Natural Death during the service and Rs. 2.50 Lakh in cases of accidents and Cancer.

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Thursday, July 04, 2013

Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - Board’s letter dated 23/03/2012 - clarification regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(Railway Board)

S.No.PC-VI/322
No.PC-V1/2012/1/RSRP/1

RBE No. 63/2013
New Delhi, dated 03.07.2013

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

Sub: Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - Board’s letter dated 23/03/2012 - clarification regarding.

   Board’s letter of even number dated 23.03.2012 provides that, those Railway employees who were due to get their annual increment between February, 2006 to June, 2006 may be granted one increment as on 01/01/2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and, thereafter, will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 01/7/2006.

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Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 - Revised pay structure of ancillary staff of RPF/RPSF.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

PC-VI No.321

RBE No. 62/2013

No.PC-VI/2008/I/5/8
New Delhi, dated 03-07-2013

The General Manger and CAO(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 - Revised pay structure of ancillary staff of RPF/RPSF

   Ref: Board’s letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/3/1 dated 29-10-2008 (Para 4)

   Consequent upon implementation of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission in respect of Followers of various Central Para Military Forces as accepted by Government, the issue of revision of pay structure of Ancillary staff of RPF/RPSF has been under consideration of the Ministry of Railways in consultation with Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Home Affairs for some time.

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Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Pensioners Portal Order 2013: Simplification of pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent patients - instructions regarding.

No. 1127/2011-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Marke, New Delhi
Dated: 1st July, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Simplification of pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent patients - instructions regarding. This Department’s O.M. No.1/19/11-P&PW (E), dated 3.8.2011, O.M. No.1/6/2008-P&PW (E), dated 22.6.2010 and O.M. No.1/21/91-P&PW (E), dated 20.1.93 refer.

   The undersigned is directed to state that a number of representations are being received in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare about the difficulties being faced in getting the revised Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) issued for old parents and disabled children/siblings after the death of the pensioner family pensioner.

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Payment of pension to the Central Government pensioners- Continuation of either or survivor pension account after death of a pensioner.

RESERVE BANK OF INDIA    

Ref. DGBA.GAD No.H-7386/45.01.001/2012-13                                         June 2013
                   
The Chairman / Managing Director
State Bank of India & its Associat Banks
Chairman & Managing Director
All Nationalised Banks & IDBI Ban ICICI Bank Ltd,
Axis Bank Ltd, HDFC Bnak Ltd.

Dear Sir,
 
Payment of pension to the Central Government pensioners- Continuation of either or survivor pension account after death of a pensioner

   We have been receiving complaints from the pensioners that on death of a pensioner, banks are insisting on opening of a fresh account by the widow/widower of.the pensioner for the purpose of family pension.

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Latest Dopt Order 2013: Promotion of Section Officers of CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) on ad-hoc basis - updating of relieving/joining details of the officers in Web Based Cadre Management System - reg.

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

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003
Dated the 3rd July, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion of Section Officers of CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) on ad-hoc basis - updating of relieving/joining details of the officers in Web Based Cadre Management System - reg.

   Reference is invited to this Department’s Order of even number dated 18.6.2013 regarding promotion of 129 SOs to the grade of US on ad-hoc basis.

   2. As Ministries/Departments are aware this Department has since launched Web Based Cadre Management system which is currently hosted in a test server at http://10.21.145.125/ User ID & password have already been provided to nodal officers appointed by Ministries/Departments for carrying out updation of data in connection with various cadre management activities.

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Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Pensioners Portal Order 2013: Enhancement of amount of Ex-gratia payable to pre-1986 CPF retirees and dependent family members of the deceased pre-1986 CPF employees - regarding.

No.l/l0/2012-P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi 03
Dated: 27th June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Enhancement of amount of Ex-gratia payable to pre-1986 CPF retirees and dependent family members of the deceased pre-1986 CPF employees - regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No.45/52/97- P&PW(E), dated 16th December, 1997 sanctioning monthly payment of an amount of Rs.600/- as ex-gratia, to CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986. This amount was payable w.e.f. 01.11.1997. Similarly, monthly ex-gratia being paid to the widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiaries who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 and the widows and dependent children of the CPF beneficiaries who died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 had been revised from Rs.150/- to Rs. 605/-.

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Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission — Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners etc.

No.CPAO/CO-ORD/REVISION OF PENSION /2012-13/890
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

Dated: 25/06/2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission — Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners etc. as per O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 issued by DPPW of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

   In pursuance of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 regarding stepping up the pension of the pensioners of pre-2006 up to 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired (effective date of payment of enhanced pension/family pension is 24/09/2012), an exercise was conducted by NIC, CPAO and NIC,CGA on the already e-revision (not manual revision) cases of pre-2006 in terms of recommendation of 6th CPC to find out whether pensioner/family pensioners are actually going to be befitted with this order or not.

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01-01-2013.

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
PENSION SECTION
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan, Janpath,
New Delhi-1.

No. 40-10/2013-Pen(B)
Dated : 01/7/2013.

To
All Heads of Telecom Circles / Telecom District/ & Other Administration Offices /
Telecom Stores / Telecom Factories.
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Sub :- Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 01-01-2013.

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Monday, July 01, 2013

Grant of Mess Allowance to the Nursing Staff / Laboratory Technician cadre / Radiographer cadre of Medical and Health Department.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

No.F.6(2)FD/Rules/2010

Jaipur, dated: 28 JUNE 2013.

ORDER

Subject:- Grant of Mess Allowance to the Nursing Staff / Laboratory Technician cadre / Radiographer cadre of Medical and Health Department.

   The Governor is pleased to order that the existing rate of Mess Allowance allowed to the following categories of Nursing Staff of Medical and Health Department, may be revised from Rs. 1000/- per month to Rs. 1200/- per month :-

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Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules 2008.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

NOTIFICATION

No. F.14(1)FD/Rules/20I3-III

Jaipur, dated: 28 JUNE 2013.

Subject : - Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules 2008.

   In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Rajasthan is pleased to make the following rules to amend further the Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules 2008 namely :-

   1. These rules may be called the Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) (Tenth Amendment) Rules 2013.

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Rajasthan Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1996.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

NOTIFICATION

No. F.15(4)FD/Rules/1997

Jaipur, dated :- 28 JUNE 2013.

Subject :- Rajasthan Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1996.

   In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Rajasthan hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Rajasthan Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1996, namely :-

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Amendment in the Rajasthan Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1996.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

NOTIFICATION

No. F. 12(3)FD/Rules/2008

Jaipur, dated :- 28 June 2013

Subject :- Amendment in the Rajasthan Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1996.

   In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Rajasthan hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Rajasthan Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1996, namely :-

   1. These rules may be called the Rajasthan Civil Services (Pension) (Amendment) Rules, 2013.

   2. These rules shall come into force with effect from 01.07.2013.

   3. In the said rules: -

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