Saturday, August 31, 2013

Revision of guidelines for allotment of government accommodation from General Pool to the Political Parties.

No. 12014/2/96- Pol.II (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Policy-II Section

Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110 108.
Dated the 29th August, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of guidelines for allotment of government accommodation from General Pool to the Political Parties.

   The Directorate of Estates, Ministry of Urban Development had issued the revised guidelines for allotment of government accommodation from general pool to Political parties vide O.M.No.12014/2/96-pol.II dated 20.7.2000. These guidelines have been reviewed by the competent authority and it has been decided to modify para 1 (iii) of the aforesaid O.M. dated 20.7.2000. After modification the revised guidelines shall be as under:

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Friday, August 30, 2013

Expected DA from January 2014 – AICPIN for the month of July 2013

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

   According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for July, 2013 rose by 4 points and pegged at 235 (two hundred and thirty five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.73 per cent between June and July compared with 1.92 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 1.99 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk, Onions, Chillies Green, Potato, Tomato & other Vegetables. Electricity Charges, Firewood, Bus Fare, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Groundnut Oil, Primary and secondary School Fees putting downward pressure on the index.

   The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.85 per cent for July, 2013 as compared to 11.63 per cent for the previous month and 9.84 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 14.10 per cent against 14.86 per cent of the previous month and 11.27 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

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CGHS Wellness Centre.

   X-ray machines have been installed in some dispensaries/Poly clinics/ First Aid Posts in the following cities:

Name of City

No. of total machines

No. of machine working

Bangalore

1

1

Chennai

2

1

Jaipur

1

0

Hyderabad

1

1

Mumbai

1

1

Kolkata

1

0

Delhi

4

2

Total

11

6

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Funds for Unani under CGHS.

   Like other systems of medicine practiced under CGHS, Unani division has also a set and transparent system of procurement of medicines. Procurement of Unani medicines is done from three Sources:-

   1. IMPCL: for bulk purchase of 94 Unani Medicines. IMPCL is a Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) which supplies medicines at the rates fixed by the Office of Chief Advisor Cost, Department of Expenditure, and Ministry of Finance. There is no requirement of tendering to procure medicines from M/s IMPCL.
 
   2. From Private Manufacturers: through open tendering-both for Generic & branded items.
 
   3. Authorized Local Chemist (ALC):  medicines which are not available in the dispensary or store are procured through Authorized Local Chemist. Local Purchase system is a stop gap method for daily need. Authorized Local Chemist is appointed after following the due codal provisions.

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Grievances Related to Family Pension.

   As on 23.08.2013, no grievance relating to non-payment of arrears of family pension which are registered in System in pending at CPAO level.

   As per information available with the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO), during the period from 25.03.2011 to 22.08.2013, 541 numbers of grievances relating to family pension were registered with CPAO. Out of these, 200 numbers of grievances were registered during the current year 2013.

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Dopt Order: Risk Allowance to Central Government employees – clarification reg.

No.21012/01/2010-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

Block No.IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, 26th August, 2013.

Office Memorandum

Subject: Risk Allowance to Central Government employees – clarification reg.

   Reference in invited to this Department’s O.M. No.21012/01/2008-Estt. (Allowance) dated 18th June, 2012 wherein the grant of Risk Allowance was extended at the then existing rates beyond 30.06.2012 and upto 31.12.2012. Subsequently, vide this Department’s O.M. No.21012/01/2010-Estt. (Allowance) dated October 18, 2012 the rates of Risk Allowance were revised with effect from 1st September, 2008, implying that grant of Risk Allowance would be at revised rates w.e.f. 1st September, 2008 onwards. Hence, there is no need for issuing separate instructions continuing payment of Risk Allowance beyond 31.12.2012.

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Representation from Government Servant on service matters through VIPs and other important dignitaries/Offices- reg.

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, InstitutionaL Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi 110 016

F.11029-12/2013-KVSHQ (Admn.-l)

Date: 23.08.2013

The Deputy Commissioner
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices

SUB: Representation from Government Servant on service matters through VIPs and other important dignitaries/Offices- reg.

Sir/Madam,

   Of late the Govt. of India has observed that there is an increasing tendency on the part of employees and officers at different levels to by-pass the prescribed channels of representation and write directly to the high functionaries totally ignoring the prescribed channels. Apart from individual representations, the Service Unions have also developed a tendency to write to the Ministers and Prime Minister on individual grievance. Some of these representations also often forwarded through
Members of Parliament. It is clear violation of Rule 20 of the CCS (Conduct) Rule, 1964.

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Holiday to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2014.

Office of the CGDA
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 10

No. AN/III/3011/Vol-XXXII

Dated 22.08.2013

(Through CGDA Mail Server)

To
All PCsDA / PCA (Fys) PIFAs
CsDA /CsFA (Fys) / IFAs/RTCs

Subject :- Holiday to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2014.

   A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, New Delhi F. No.12/5/2013-JCA-2 dated 11.07.2013 on the subject mentioned above is enclosed for information, guidance and necessary action.

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Draft Common Seniority List of Senior Principal Private Secretaries as on 1.07.2013 — Finalization reg.

2/2/2013-CS.II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi— 110003,
Dated the 23rd August, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Draft Common Seniority List of Senior Principal Private Secretaries as on 1.07.2013 — Finalization reg.

   A draft Common Seniority List of Senior Principal Private Secretaries as on 1.07.2013 is circulated herewith. It can also be seen/downloaded from the website of this Department i.e.:-

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Clarification regarding grant of CCL and other related benefits - reg.

No.A-24020/01/2013-SS.I
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Labour & Employment/Shram Aur Rozgar Mantraylya
Social Security Division/Samajik Surakasha Prabhag

Shram Shakti Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 30th July’ 2013

To,
The Director General,
ESI Corporation,
Panchdeep Bhawan,
CIG Marg,
NEW DELHI 110002.

Subject: Clarification regarding grant of CCL and other related benefits - reg.

Sir,

   I am directed to refer to ESIC’s letter bearing No. A-40/11/5/2012-E.III dated 27.05.2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training.

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23rd meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) to be held on 20th September, 2013 in New Delhi.

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 August, 2013

To,

   All the Pensioners Associations under present SCOVA.

Subject: 23rd meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) to be held on 20th September, 2013 in New Delhi.

- Intimation regarding VENUE and TIME.

Sir,
   In continuation to this Department's letter of even No. dated 26th July, 2013 regarding holding of 23rd meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP), the venue, date and time of the meeting is indicated below.

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Digital Signatures Under EPFO.

   The Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has not made it mandatory for all employers with more than 1000 workers to send their digital signatures to the EPFO.

   However, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is implementing the facility for online claim settlement in respect of transfer claims. This facility is optional and the claims can either be filed on line or through physical form. The system will be made operative after digital signature of willing employer or his representative is registered with EPFO. Necessary communication to this effect has already been sent to all employers and the process of registration of digital signature has also begun.

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Revised Establishment Norms for Operational Activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra-Circle Hubs and Computerised Registration Centres.

No. 28-8/2011-D
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Mail Business Division

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001
Dated 13-08-2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

    Sub:- Revised Establishment Norms for Operational Activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, Intra-Circle Hubs and Computerised Registration Centres

       Attention is invited to the Directorate OM of even no. dated 17-01-2013 vide which revised norms for operational activities at Speed Post Sorting Hubs, IC Hubs and CRCs were circulated.

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Monday, August 26, 2013

GRANT OF COMPUTER ADVANCE - 2012-13.

PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
107, LOWER AGRAM ROAD, AGRAM POST, BANGALORE-560007

NO. AN/II/1832/Comp.Adv  

DTD: 24th June 2013


To:
1) All Sections in Main Office
2) All Sub-Offices under PCDA Bangalore
3) All HAL (DAD) Offices

SUB: GRANT OF COMPUTER ADVANCE - 2012-13.

   It is proposed to prepare a fresh panel of applicants for Computer advance for the year 2013-14. All those Officers / Staff who are eligible as per conditions given below and are desirous of applying may be advised to submit their applications in the Prescribed Proforma alongwith Invoice / estimates from the authorised dealer.

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Grant of scooter / Motor cycle advances 2013 - 14

PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
107, LOWER AGRAM ROAD, AGRAM POST, BANGALORE-560007

CIRCULAR

NO. AN/II/1831/MC

 
DTD: 24th June 2013


To:
1) All Sections in Main Office
2) All Sub-Offices under PCDA Bangalore
3) All HAL (DAD) Offioes

SUB: Grant of scooter / Motor cycle advances 2013 - 14

   It is proposed to prepare a fresh panel of applicants for scooter / Motor cycle advance for the year 2013-14. All those Officers / Staff eligible as per conditions given below and are desirous of applying may be advised to submit their applications in the prescribed Proforma alongwith Invoice / Estimates from the authorised dealer.

   1) i) For Scooter/Motorcycle/Moped: All those Staff / Officers whose pay in the Pay band of Rs.8560/- or more for Scooter / Motor Cycle / Moped advances.

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ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME FOR KV TEACHERS.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1428
ANSWERED ON 14.08.2013

ASSURED CAREER PROGRESSION SCHEME FOR KV TEACHERS

1428 .    Shri HARIBHAU MADHAV JAWALE

   Will the Minister of    HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT     be pleased to state:-

   (a) whether the Assured Career Progression (ACP) scheme, recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission, has been accepted by the Government for the teachers working in the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs);

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Demand for new National Pay Commission.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1704
ANSWERED ON-23.08.2013

Demand for new National Pay Commission

1704 . SHRI D. RAJA

   (a) whether it is a fact that all Railway trade unions have threatened to go on a general strike if their demand for a new National Pay Commission is not announced within a period of four months; and

   (b) if so, the details thereof and Government’s reaction thereto?

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Himachal Pradesh Government Pensioners/ Family Pensioners-Revised rate effective from 01-01-2013.

No. Fin (Pen) B (10)-6/98-III
Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Pension) Department

Shimla-171002, the 20th August, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: - Grant of Dearness Relief to Himachal Pradesh Government Pensioners/ Family Pensioners-Revised rate effective from 01-01-2013.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this department’s O.M. No. Fin (Pen)B(10)-6/98-III dated lst October, 2012 sanctioning one instalment of dearness relief with effect from 01-07-2012 and to say that the Governor, Himachal Pradesh is pleased to decide that dearness relief payable to the Himachal Pradesh Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 72% to 80% w.e.f. 01-01-2013.

   2. Payment of Dearness relief involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

   3. Other provisions governing grant of dearness relief to pensioners such as regulation of dearness relief during employment/re-employment, regulation of dearness relief where more than one pension is drawn etc. will remain unchanged.

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Grant of advance for professional courses of children of Govt. employees-inclusion of some courses for the purpose.

File No. Fin(C)C(ll)1/20l2
Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance(Regulations) Department

Dated Shimla-171002, the 23rd August, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of advance for professional courses of children of Govt. employees-inclusion of some courses for the purpose.

   In continuation of this department O.M. of even number dated l8th April, 20l2 and dated 28th August,20l2 on the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to say that the Education Advance/Loan @ Rs.75,000/- for one child (son or daughter) to the govt. servants shall also be granted for the following courses:-

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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Service Provided by CGHS.

This Ministry has been receiving complaints/grievances in respect of the following major aspects.
 
   1.Administrative:- Misbehavior by medical and paramedical staff, Shortage of staff,  Punctuality etc.
 
   2. Technical:- Delay in settlement of medical reimbursement claims (MRCs),  Supply of substitute medicines instead of the prescribed by the Govt. specialists, Delay in supply of indented medicines, etc.
 
   3. Related to empanelled hospitals:
Denial of credit facility, Misbehavior of hospital doctors/staff, overcharging, etc.
 
   4. Related to Internet accessibility
Disruption in services due to breakdown in internet connectivity,  etc.
 
To redress the grievances/complaints, the following steps have been taken:

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Treatment from CGHS Empanelled Hospitals.

   As per the existing guidelines, a CGHS beneficiary is required to obtain permission from his administrative Department / Office or CMO in charge (in case of pensioner beneficiary) to avail medical treatment in a CGHS empanelled private hospital. However, in case of emergency he can go to any hospital whether empanelled or not, to avail medical treatment. This provision is necessary to ensure proper medical treatment of a CGHS beneficiary in consultation with the Government specialists. This is also a measure of ‘checks and balances’ to ensure financial propriety and optimum utilization of public money.

   This Ministry has been receiving representations from the individuals; Pensioners Associations etc. to allow the CGHS beneficiaries to take treatment from the CGHS empanelled private hospitals without obtaining the requisite permission. However, their requests have not been acceded to as the present referral system is considered necessary in the interest of the beneficiaries and it is also necessary as a check and balance measure to ensure financial propriety.

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Dental Clinics in CGHS Dispensaries

   The dental services in CGHS Delhi have been outsourced in 13 Wellness centres (5 under Central Zone and 8 under South Zone) for 22 dental procedures. The location wise details are at Annexure-A.


   The details of payments made to the service provider in respect of these clinics from the starting of the services till July, 2013 are at Annexure-B.


   No specific complaint has been reported about irregularities committed by the dental clinics in connivance of CGHS officials. However, deficiency in services has been reported from the beneficiaries. An Inspection Committee has been constituted for regular inspection of the dental units to ensure proper delivery of services as per the terms and conditions of the agreement. 

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Friday, August 23, 2013

Min. of. Railways: Introduction of Mechatronics Trade at DLW, Varanasi.

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

RBE No.82/2013

No.E (MPP)2013/1/45

New Delhi, dated 13/08/2013

General Manager
D.L.W.
Varanasi

Sub : Introduction of Mechatronics Trade at DLW, Varanasi.

   DLW vide their letter No.CME/Plant/Mechatronics Trade dated 02/06/2011, have proposed introduction of "Mechatronics” trade in the Technician category. The matter has been considered by Board and it has been decided that a separate cadre of “Mechatronics” trade be created by transferring the existing vacancies of Direct Recruitment quota which is normally 25% of the total vacancies of Technicians in the trades of Mechanical Fitter, Electrician and Motor Mechanics trades in Maintenance Department of DLW. DLW should also ensure that under no circumstances, higher grade posts are transferred and in no case the promotional prospects of the existing staff should be jeopardized.

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Portability of PRAN – NPS Lite/Swavalamban to NPS – All Citizen Model and other sectors.

Pension Fund Regulatory and
Development Authority

CIRCULAR

PFRDA/2013/13 /PDEX/ 08 

              20th August’2013

Subject: Portability of PRAN – NPS Lite/Swavalamban to NPS – All Citizen Model and other sectors

   There were several requests from NPS Lite/Swavalamban subscribers seeking  porting of their PRANs from NPS Lite/Swavalamban to the All Citizen Model of NPS (UOS). PFRDA after examining the matter has approved the shifting/porting of  NPS/Lite/Swavalamban accounts to NPS-All Citizen model and other Sectors through an Inter platform shift process which is detailed as below:

   1. The subscriber has to submit the following documents to the new nodal office (POP/PAO/DDO etc) who in turn will process the application and forward the document to CRA.

   a. Duly filled in Inter platform shift (IPTR-1) form along with the duly filled in registration form of the sector to which he wishes to migrate.

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

No.4/6/2013-CS.II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd August 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

   The undersigned is directed to say that on the basis of final results of the SOs/Stenos (Gr. ‘B’/Gr. ‘I’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examinations 2009, 2010 & 2011, 144 candidates have been recommended by the UPSC for their appointment to PS Grade of CSSS for these years. Allocation of the candidates recommended by the Commission on the basis of the above Examination has been made against the vacancies available in the Cadre Units.

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Thursday, August 22, 2013

Railway Board Order: Fixing uniform number of vacations / holidays for Railway school teachers.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No. E (W)/2011/SC-2/4

New Delhi, dated: 14/08/2013

The General Manager,
All Zonal Railways and CLW & DLW.

Sub : Fixing uniform number of vacations / holidays for Railway school teachers.

   In a Court case bearing O.A.No.1239/2005 filed by Shri K.S.Patnaik and 78 other Railway school teachers before Central Administrative Tribunal, Kolkata Bench, Kolkata, regarding vacations / holidays admissible to Railway teachers, the Hon’ble Tribunal has observed

   “Leave entitlements and holidays for all teachers in the Railways irrespective of the Zone/State has to be same. This total number should have no relationship with the State in which they are located.

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Plan to increase retirement age of Government employees.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1465
ANSWERED ON-22.08.2013

1465 .    SHRI PANKAJ BORA

   (a) whether Government has any plan to increase the retirement age of Government employees; and

   (b) if so, by when and if not, the reasons therefor?

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Narayansamy Launches RTI Online Web Portal.

   Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office Shri V Narayanasamy has said that rtionline web portal is another milestone in the regime of RTI that will further promote participation of our citizens in the process of governance and policy making decisions of the Government.Speaking at the launch of the portal in New Delhi today he said though presently this facility has been provided to Central Ministries, DoPT will consider extending this facility to the subordinate and attached offices of Central Government also. The Minister also appealed to the State Governments to consider developing similar facility of filing online RTI applications. Referring to the RTI Act as one of the biggest achievements of our democracy, Shri Narayansamy said that it has empowered the citizenry in an unprecedented manner to participate in nation building by promoting transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.

   The rtionline web portal has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC) at the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training. The url of this portal is https://rtionline.gov.in.

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Aadhaar Card as Address Proof

   Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has notified that the Aadhaar Card is a valid proof for opening of a bank account under the Know Your Customer (KYC) scheme.

   RBI vide its circular dated 28.09.2011 has advised banks to accept the Aadhar letter issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) as an officially valid document for opening bank accounts without any limitations applicable to small accounts.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in respect of URC employees.

Unit Run Canteens

   Demands from various forums have been received for implementation of Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in respect of URC employees, however, these recommendations have not been accepted as URC employees are not government employees.

The sales turnover and profit generated by CSD is as under:
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Computerization in Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED  QUESTION NO 1691
ANSWERED ON   16.08.2013
COMPUTERIZATION IN CGHS

1691 . Shri RAJAGOPAL LAGADAPATI

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE  be pleased to state:-

(a) whether all the allopathy and AYUSH dispensaries/hospitals under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the country have been Computerized

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor, dispensary/hospital wise;

(c) the time by which the remaining dispensaries/hospitals are likely to be computerized;

(d) whether the beneficiaries can avail the facilities of CGHS from anywhere in the country;

(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Incentives for Inter-Caste Marriages.

The Social Justice & Empowerment Ministry’s Centrally Sponsored Scheme for implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes(Prevention of Atrocities)Act, 1989, due Central assistance is provided to the State Governments  and Union Territory Administrations, inter-alia, towards incentive for inter-caste marriages, where one of the spouses belongs to a Scheduled Caste. The incentive amount varies in States and is presently Rs. 10,000/ to Rs. 5,00,000/-.  The details of Central assistance provided to the States/Union Territories under the aforesaid Scheme towards incentives for inter-caste marriages during the last three years and the current year are:

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Sanctioned strength of officials of CSCS — streamlining of procedure for collecting on-line data/information — reg.

IMMEDIATE

No.25/16/2013-CS.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated, the 14th August 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Sanctioned strength of officials of CSCS — streamlining of procedure for collecting on-line data/information — reg.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 03.07.2013 on the subject cited above and to say that many Cadre Units have not furnished the information so far.

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Strike by railway employees-7th central pay commission, abolition of new pension scheme, merger of dearness allowance-lok sabha q&a.

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED     QUESTION NO    897
ANSWERED ON      08.08.2013

STRIKE BY RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

897 .    Shri GURUDAS DAS GUPTA
R. THAMARAISELVAN
P. LINGAM
S. RAMASUBBU

Will the Minister of    RAILWAYS     be pleased to state:-


   (a) whether the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have threatened to go on an indefinite strike in case their demands are not met;

   (b) if so, the details thereof; and

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Norms/Procedure for future Promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(NG)I-2012/PM5/1

                                                   New Delhi, dated 13.08.2013.

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Pus.
(As per standard list).

Sub:    Norms/Procedure for future Promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers.

      Railway Board vide letter No.2010/CE-I(Spl)/GNS/15(Pt.), dated 17.08.2012 have issued instructions for restructuring/reorganizing staffing pattern of Trackmen on Indian Railways. In para 2 of the letter ibid it was indicated that instructions regarding norms/procedure for future promotion in the Unified Cadre of Track Maintainers will be issued by the Establishment Directorate separately.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

Issue of Medical/disability certificate for allotment of Govt. accommodation – inclusion of AIIMS regarding.

No. 3/5/2013/CDN-II
Government of India
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated the 8/8/2013

To
Dr. D.K. Sharma,
Medical Superintendent,
All India Institute of Medical Sciences,
Ansari Nagar, New Delhi – 110 029.

Subject:- Issue of Medical/disability certificate for allotment of Govt. accommodation – inclusion of AIIMS regarding.

Sir,
   I am directed to refer to your letter No. F.16/Treatment/2012-Estt.(H) dated 07.11.2012 on the subject cited above and to say that in view of practical difficulties are being faced by the AIIMS for issue of Medical/Disability certificate for allotment of Govt. accommodation and as requested by the AIIMS for deletion of its name from the proforma of medical/disability certificate, it has been decided to delete name of AIIMS from performa of medical/disability certificate.

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Latest Finmin Order; Grant of Transport Allowance to Orthopaedically handicapped Central Government employees.

No. 21-1/2011-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 5th August, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Transport Allowance to Orthopaedically handicapped Central Government employees.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 19029/1/78-E.IV(B) dated 3rd December, 1979, as amended from time to time and to say that the criteria for orthopaedically handicapped employees to draw Transport Allowance at double the normal rates has been reviewed in consultation with the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

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No hike in Retirement age of Central Government employees; PM's address from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the occasion of Independence Day 2013

   Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh, addressed the Nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort today on the occasion of Independence Day. Following is the English rendering of the Prime Minister’s address:

   “My dear fellow-citizens,

   Brothers, sisters and dear children,

   I greet you all on this Independence Day.        

   Today is certainly a day of joy for us. But on this celebration of independence we also feel pain in our hearts that our brothers and sisters in Uttarakhand had to face devastation about two months back. Our deepest sympathies are with all the families that suffered loss of life or property. I want to assure the people of Uttarakhand today that the whole country stands with them in this moment of crisis. Our government is working with all the resources at its command to rehabilitate those whose houses have been destroyed and rebuild damaged infrastructure.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

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

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SNAGATHAN
(Min. of HRD, Deptt. of Education, Govt. of India)
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi-110016
www.kvsangathan.nic.in

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

To
The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices and ZIET's.

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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Simplification of Procedure for Payment of Family Pension to Permanently Disabled Children/Siblings and Dependent Parents.

   The current Pension Rules provide that after the death of pensioner and his/her spouse a fresh Pension Payment Order would be issued for children and dependent parents for grant of family pension to them. Difficulties were being faced by disabled children/siblings and old parents in getting the family pension sanctioned after the death of the employee/pensioner.

   The Government has therefore decided that an employee/pensioner/family pensioner may at anytime make a request to the Appointing Authority for advance approval to the grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents. On the basis of this approval, authorisation shall be made in the original Pension Payment Order (PPO) at the time of retirement or by issuing a revised authority. The permanently disabled child/sibling/ dependent parents will receive family pension at the appropriate time, i.e., after the death of employee/pensioner and/or after the death/ineligibility of any other member in the family who was eligible to receive family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents.

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Latest DoPT Order: 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: 12/08/2013

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). This facility would be extended to all the remaining Ministries/Departments of Government of India with effect from 21st August, 2013. This facility is presently not proposed to be extended for field offices/attached/subordinate offices.

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Data of Members under Employees’ Provident Fund Organization (EPFO)

   Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has date of birth details for more than 4 crore members out of a total members of 8.87 crore as on 01.08.2013. Web facility has been provided to the Employers to upload the date of birth details of all employees. Further, Field Offices of EPFO have been directed to ask Employers to upload these details.

   Providing Annual Statement of Accounts (Account Slips) to the members of EPF is already in place. Para 73(1) of the EPF Scheme 1952 lays down that a statement of account in respect of each member through his last employer to be sent after the close of each year.

   Besides, the following facilities have also been provided for the PF members to know their PF balance:

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Modified ACP Scheme (MACPS) for Railway employees- clarification – reg.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.IV/NFIR/MACPS/09/Pt.7 

                                   Dated: 29.07.2013

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
 
            Sub:   Modified ACP Scheme (MACPS) for Railway employees- clarification –  reg.
           
            Ref:     Railway Board’s letter No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 31.01.2013.
                                         —————
            NFIR has come across a case wherein the Railway Board has totally changed the clarification issued by the DoP & T detrimental to the interest of Railway employees though the Railway Board Claims to be acting on the advise of the DoP & T,the nodal authority in so far as allowing financial upgradation under MACP Scheme is concerned. To prove its contention, NFIR is furnishing below the details of the case for proper appreciation of the issue:

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Monday, August 12, 2013

DoPT Order: Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from UDCs of CSCS to Assistant Grade of CSS- Select List for the years 2009 - regarding.

MOST IMMEDIATE

No. 11/1/2011-CS.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated, the 08th August, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from UDCs of CSCS to Assistant Grade of CSS- Select List for the years 2009 - regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to say that on the basis of the vacancy position intimated by CS.I Division, it has been decided by the competent authority to prescribe the range of seniority for the Select List of Assistant of CSS for the Years 2009 (Seniority Quota).

   2. The size of the Select List of Assistant of CSS for the year 2009 shall be as under:

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Latest CGHS Hospitals; Notification of fresh empanelment of Private Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers under continuous empanelment scheme of CGHS, Meerut.

OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME
SURAJ KUND ROAD, MEERUT.

No. 9-4/13-CGHS/MRT/ESTT

Dated: 05-08-2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Notification of fresh empanelment of Private Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers under continuous empanelment scheme of CGHS, Meerut.

   In reference to MOHFW OM No. S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D II / Hospital Cell (part-IX) dated 14-02-2013 and this Directorate letter No. S.11045/23/2013/CGHS D-II (HEC)/CGHS (P)/(Pt) dated 15-07-2013 for continuous fresh empanelment of Private Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers under CGHS Meerut, a committee was formed with two senior most CMOs headed by undersigned including Consultant as Special Invitee. Inspection for authentication of documents submitted was carried out by Transparency officer, CGHS Meerut, Office Superintendent CGHS Meerut & Sr. Consultant CGHS Meerut as Special Invitee. The qualified list of Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers is according to category and purpose attached as Annexure “A” with this OM (on the recommendation of Hospital Committee) for One Year or Fresh Empanelment whichever is earlier.

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Railway Recruitment Board: Vacancies in Clerical Cadre - Direct Recruitment quota.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.74/2013.
No. E (NG)-ll/91/RR-1/20
New Delhi, Dated 29.7.2013
The General Manager (P),.
All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,
MTP/Kollkata, Chennai, Mumbai, CÁO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi,
Director General, RDSO/Lucknow, RSC/Vadodra,
Director, IRISE/Secundrabad, IRJCEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik &
IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards.
Managing Director/Konkan Railway Corporation Limited.
Sub: Vacancies in Clerical Cadre - Direct Recruitment quota.
   Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 15.6.2010 (RBE No.88/2010) on the above subject, wherein instructions had been issued for extending the currency of instructions contained in RBE No. 210/1991 pertaining to freezing of 25% of the vacancies falling within the direct recruitment quota in the category of Clerks in Pay Band-I of ` 5200-20200 (Grade Pay: ` 1900) and in Senior Clerks in Pay Band-I of ` 5200-20200 (Grade Pay: ` 2800) and 20% in the category of Junior Accounts Assistant in Pay Band-I of ` 5200-2020O (Grade pay: ` 2800) and Accounts Clerk in Pay Band-I of ` 5200-20200 (Grade Pay : ` 1900). The question of continuance of the above freeze orders has been considered by the Board and it has been decided to extend the currency of the instructions mentioned for a further period up to 31.12.2013. Rest of the vacancies may be filled up after reviewing the requirement of clerical staff.
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

MCM Grade Pay Issue in Ordnance Establishments - Granting of 4600 Grade Pay to Master Craftsman (MCM) on 3rd MACP for Defence Civilians Employees.

INDWF

To
Secretary,
DOP&T
New Delhi

   Brief about Master Craftsman granting MACP – III to Rs.4600/- Grade Pay in Defence Master Craftsman in Defence were drawing the pay scale Rs.4500 – 7000 prior to 01.01.2006.

   Through Fast Track committee on the recommendations of 6th CPC, Master craftsman (MCM) were upgraded to Rs.4200/- Grade Pay w.e.f. 01.01.2006 at par with Railways – vide M of D letter No.11 (5)/2009-D(Civ-I) dt 14.06.2010 and the re-structuring of Artisans were implemented by introducing 4 grade structure i.e., Skilled, HS Grade – II, HS Grade-I and MCM with a ratio of 45 : 20.625 : 20.625 : 13.75% respectively.

   Principle Controller of Accounts Fys (PC of A(FYS), Kolkatta vide their letter No.Pay/Tech-II/04/2011/15 dated 26.10.2011 and 12.12.2011 clarified that the Industrial Employees who become MCM before 01.01.2006 is eligible for 3rd MACP in the Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Clarification regarding qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to the post of Lab. Supdt., Gr.III in Pay Band of Rs.9300-34800 (Grade Pay: Rs.4200).

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

RBE No. 79/2013

No.E (NG)-II/2001/RR-1/20

New Delhi, dated 05/08/2013

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,
MTP/Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, CAO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi,
Director General, RDSO/Lcuknow, RSC/Vadodra,
Director, IRISE/Secundrabad, IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik and
IRIM/EE/Jamalpur and Chairman/Railway Recruitment Boards,
Managing Director/Konkan Railway Corporation Limited.

Sub: Clarification regarding qualification prescribed for direct recruitment to the post of Lab. Supdt., Gr.III in Pay Band of ` 9300-34800 (Grade Pay: ` 4200).

   Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 12.11.2001 (RBE No.225/2001) wherein qualification for direct recruitment to post of Lab. Supdt., Gr.III in Pay Band of ` 9300-34800 (Grade Pay: ` 4200) has been prescribed as under:-

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New Health Insurance Scheme 2012 for the employees of Tamil Nadu Government. New Order & New Hospital List - Issued

  New Health Insurance Scheme 2012 for the employees of Government Departments and Organisations covered under this Scheme- Consolidated List of Hospitals covered under the Scheme based on the recommendations of the Accreditation Committee for empanelment of Hospitals- Notified - Orders Issued.

Click here to See the List of Approved Hospitals in Tamil Nadu

FINANCE (SALARIES) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Rt.No.680
                                                                                                                                           Dated:29th July, 2013

Vijaya Aandu, Aadi 13,
Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2044

Read:

1. G.O.Ms.No.139 Finance (Sal.) Department, dated, 27.04.2012.
2. G.O.Ms.No.243 Finance (Sal.) Department, dated, 29.06.2012.
3. G.O. Ms.No.309 Finance (Sal.) Department, dated, 14.08.2012.
4. From the Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts,Lr.Rc.No.33701/2012 NHIS/ dated 23.04.2013, 28.5.2013 &
04.06.2013.

ORDER:

   In the Government Order first read above, orders have been issued for the implementation of New Health Insurance Scheme 2012 to provide Health Care Assistance to the employees of Government Departments, Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory Boards, Local Bodies, State Government Universities, Willing State Government Organisations/Institutions and their eligible family members with a provision to avail assistance up to Rs.4.00 lakhs (Rupees four lakhs only) for a block of 4 years on selection of a suitable Public Sector Insurance Company through National competitive bidding.

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Friday, August 09, 2013

Latest DoPT Order: Promotion of Section Officers of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) to Grade I (Under Secretary) of CSS on ad-hoc basis.

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

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 8th August, 2013

ORDER

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

   Sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the appointment of 41 Section Officers of Central Secretariat Service to Grade I (Under Secretary) of the CSS on ‘ad-hoc’ basis. The promotion is purely on ‘ad-hoc’ basis for a period upto 31.05.2014 or till the posts are filled up on regular basis, or until further orders whichever is earlier. The allocation of officers on their promotion against existing vacancies, is as shown against their names in the Annexure. The ‘ad-hoc’ promotion is subject to the following conditions:

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Grant of ex-gratia payment to the State Government Pensioners.

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Pension Branch
Block-IV, 2nd floor, Writers’ Buildings,
Kolkata-700 001.

Memo. No.380 -F(Pen)

Dated, Kolkata, the 31st, July, 2013

MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of ex-gratia payment to the State Government Pensioners.

   The undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to say that in order to provide some relief to the State Government Pensioners during the ensuing festivals, the Governor has been pleased to decide that all State Government Pensioners including the holders of provisional pension who retired prior to 30.9.2012 and also the pensioners who retired or died after 30.9.2012 but prior to 01.09.2013 and whose basic pension plus relief on pension as on March 31, 2013 did not exceed Rs. 22000/-(Rupees twenty two thousand) only and are not eligible for ad-hoc bonus shall be paid an ex-gratia grant of Rs. 1000/- (Rupees One thousand) only in lump per head.

   2. The charge is debitable to the head “2071-Pensions and other retirement Benefits-0l Civil-800-other Expenditure-NP-001-fund required for meeting other expenditure-V-04-Pension / Gratuities” during the current financial year.

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Thursday, August 08, 2013

Amendments in the Rajasthan State Pensioners Medical Concession Scheme, 2009.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

F. 1(6)FD/Rules/2012

Jaipur, dated: 8th AUG 2013

ORDER

Sub: Amendments in the Rajasthan State Pensioners Medical Concession Scheme, 2009.

   The Governor is pleased to make the following amendments in the Rajasthan State Pensioners Medical Concession Scheme, 2009, namely :-

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Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009 – Permission for exercising re-option to come over to the revised scales of pay – Orders – Issued.

ABSTRACT

Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009 – Permission for exercising re-option to come over to the revised scales of pay – Orders – Issued.

FINANCE (Pay Cell) DEPARTMENT

G.O.Ms.No.240

Dated: 22-7-2013.
Aadi, 06.
Thiruvalluvar Aandu, 2044.

READ:
1. G.O.Ms.No.234, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 1--6--2009.
2. Government Letter No.41530 /PC/09-1, Finance Department, dated:28-7-2009.
3. G.O.Ms.No.123, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 10-4-2012.

ORDER:

    As per Rule 8(2) of the Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009 as notified in the Government Order first read above, the option shall be exercised by the employees to come over to the revised scales of pay within three months from the date of publication of the Rules / Notification.

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Reservation Policy : Revision of Income limit of Creamy Layer for OBCs.

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Revision of Income Criterion for Obcs

   The Government has increased the income criterion for the persons to avail reservation benefits for Other Backward Classes from Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh per annum with effect from 16.05.2013.

   The increase in the income limit to exclude Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index.

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Ticketing Through Non-Internet Based Mobile Phones.

   A pilot project of ticketing through non-internet based mobile phones has been launched by IRCTC on 1st July 2013.  The salient features of the scheme are as follows:-

·        There is no need of internet at any stage, viz. booking, payment, cancellation etc.

·        The user gets ticket details Short Messaging Service (SMS) instantly.

·        SMS along with Photo Identity Card in original can be used to travel, no printout of the ticket is required.
 
          The steps taken to popularize the booking of tickets through non-internet based mobile phones through SMS mode are as follows:

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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Framing of Rules for URC Employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India

   The Unit Run Canteen employees are getting paid as per the rules regulating the terms and conditions of the services of the civilian employees of the URCs, issued by Army Headquarters in April 2003. These rules were made as per the directions of Hon`ble Supreme Court.

   It has been held by the Hon`ble Supreme Court in its order dated 28-4-2009, in the case of R.R. Pillai Vs the commanding officer HQ SAC(U), that employees of the URC are not government servant.

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Impact of FDI in Defence Sector on National Security


   FDI up to 26% is permissible in the defence sector, subject to licensing. However, wherever FDI beyond 26% is likely to result in access to modern and state-of-the-art technology into the country, decisions can be taken to allow higher FDI on a case-to-case basis with approval of the Cabinet Committee on Security.

   All such concerns shall be addressed while taking approval from Cabinet Committee on Security on a case-to-case basis.

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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 2nd August, 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.

   Reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 17.06.2013 on the above subject.

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Tuesday, August 06, 2013

LDCE 2009, 2010, 2011 — Allocation regarding

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

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 6th August, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: LDCE 2009, 2010, 2011 — Allocation regarding

   The undersigned is directed to refer to DOPTs OM of even number dated 26th July, 2013 vide which preferences of postings were sought from cadre units in respect of successful candidates of LDCE 2009, 2010 and 2011.

   2. Out of 874 qualified candidates for LDCE 2009, 2010 and 2011, 111 are Personal Assistants of CSSS Cadre. It has come to the notice of this Department that many of these officers have already been included in the Select List of Private Secretary for the year 2010 against Seniority Quota and many are likely to be included in the Select List of Private Secretary for the year 2011 against Seniority Quota. There is a likelihood that many of these officers may refuse promotion in the grade of Section Officer.

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Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of August, September & October 2013.

Indian Banks’ Association

HR & INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS

No.CIR/HR&IR/76/D/2013-14/7581
1st August, 2013

All Member of the Association
(Designated Officers)

Dear Sirs,

Dearness Allowance for Workmen and Officer Employees in banks for the months of August, September & October 2013 under IX BPS/Joint Note dt. 27.4.10

   The confirmed All India Average Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (Base 1960=100) for the quarter ended June 2013 are as follows:

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Regarding empanelment of Jain Neurological Centre, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi under CGHS, Delhi.

No:S.11011 /03/2012-13 / CGHS (HEC)
Government of India
Directorate General Of Central Govt. Health Scheme

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108, dated the 26th July, 2013

OFFICE  MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regarding empanelment of Jain Neurological Centre, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi under CGHS, Delhi

      With reference to the above mentioned matter the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 18.12.2012 vide which Jain Neurological Centre, Jagriti Enclave Delhi was removed from the list of empanelled hospitals under CGHS, Delhi till further orders. In response to the representations received an inspection of Jain Neurological Centre, Jagriti Enclave was carried out on 23.5.2013 by a team of CGHS officers to ascertain whether the deficiencies pointed out in the earlier inspection were rectified or not.

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Min of Labour & Employment: Payment of Minimum Wages

   Under the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 (M W Act) both the Central and State Governments are the appropriate Governments to fix and revise the minimum wages in the scheduled employments under their respective jurisdiction.

   Rates fixed in the Central sphere are applicable to establishments under Central Government/CPSUs in various States including Delhi. A copy of the Minimum rates of wages applicable in different scheduled employments under Central Sphere w.e.f.1.4.2013 is enclosed(Annexure-I).
 
   To compensate the effect of soaring prices, the concept of Variable Dearness Allowance (VDA) was introduced on the basis of recommendations of the Labour Ministers’ Conference held in 1988. Accordingly, VDA is revised periodically twice a year effective on April and October.
 
   Workers under various Delhi Government institutions/corporations fall under the jurisdiction of Labour Department, NCT of Delhi. The Ministry of Labour and Employment has not received any complaint for non-payment of minimum wages, insurance facilities, health facilities etc. in Delhi Government.

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Monday, August 05, 2013

Medical Services in Armed Forces

   Some specialist doctors leave Armed Forces Medical Services (AFMS) prematurely. However, the attrition level of specialist doctors is showing a declining trend from 2010 onwards. The attrition level of specialists and super specialists in AFMS which was 2.9% in 2010 declined to 1.8% in 2011 and 1.7% in 2012.

   For retaining specialist doctors additional marks are awarded for professional qualifications while considering them for promotions by the concerned Promotion Boards. In addition they are retained in specialty related appointments as far as possible.

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Expected Dearness allowance from July 2013.

   It is now confirmed that the rate of Dearness Allowance from July 2013 will be increased by 10% according to the AICPIN average for the past twelve months starting from July 2012 to June 2013.The Consumer Price Index Number for the month of June 2013 is released on 31st July 2013 by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment  in its Official site.

   All the central government employees will not be interested to know about the CPI numbers if it has no role in the calculation to obtain the rate of dearness allowance paid to central government employees. Since the dearness allowance is paid to central government employees to compensate the price rise, the AICPI numbers is the only factor to measure the increase in the prices of essential commodities. So the AICPIN for Industrial Workers is obviously inevitable part of the formula prescribed for calculating the rate of dearness allowance to be paid to central government employees.

   It is not only for central government employees, but all the state government employees have also been paid the same rate of dearness allowance. Once it is declared by the central government, all the state governments have no other go than to fallow it. That is why the AICPIN for Industrial workers has been watched keenly by all the central Government Employees and state government employees every month.

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Saturday, August 03, 2013

Central Government Employees Retirement Age, Cabinet decision to increase retirement age deferred.

   The government may make the anouncement in the Prime Minister's 15 August address

   A proposal to increase the retirement age of government employees from 60 to 62 years came to the Cabinet on Thursday but a decision was deferred. The government might make the announcement in the Prime Minister’s Independence Day address, his last before general elections in 2014. The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions has proposed an increase in retirement age of government employees from 60 to 62 years, top sources confirmed.

   There are around five million central government employees in India. The previous occassion the government raised the retirement age of central government employees was in 1998, from 58 to 60 years. The move is meant to ease the financial burden on the government in terms of its pension liabilities, sources said.

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Delhi Latest CGHS Hospitals: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS DELHI & NCR

No: S.11045/23/2013-CGHS D.II/HEC
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Government Health Scheme
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Bikaner House Hutments Shahjahan Road
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 1st Aug, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS DELHI & NCR

   The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the empanelment of hospitals under CGHS vide Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's Office Memorandum No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX) dated 14.02.2013, vide which 'Continuous Empanelment Scheme' for private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres under CGHS was revived with a view to empanel more health care institutions for CGHS beneficiaries. Accordingly, after following due process, a list of following hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres), diagnostic centres and Imaging centres has been finalized as per terms and conditions laid down in the O.M. referred to above as well as signing of MOA and execution of performance Bank Guarantee by them signifying acceptance of terms and conditions of empanelment and rates notified by CGHS in 2010 & in OM No. Misc.1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ CGHS (P) dated 7/2/2013.

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Friday, August 02, 2013

Period of retention of General Pool accommodation on retirement of allottees–Regarding.

No.12035/28/96-Po1.II(Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
(Policy-II Section)

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi – 110 108.
31st July 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Period of retention of General Pool accommodation on retirement of allottees - Regarding

   Consequent upon amendments in Supplementary Rules 317-B-11 and 317-B-22 of Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1963 vide Notification of even number dated 19.6.2013, the permissible period of retention of General Pool accommodation to the allottees who retire on or after 23.4.2013, is as under:-

   (a) In cases of accommodation allotted prior to 01.07.2013: 2 months on normal licence fee, another 2 months on double of the normal licence fee, further 2 months on four times of the normal licence fee and subsequent 2 months on six times of the normal licence fee.

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Civil Services (Preliminary) Exmination, 2013- Result Announced.


 
            On the basis of the result of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2013 held on 26.05.2013, the candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013.
 
            The candidature of these candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form DAF (CSM), for CS(Main) Examination, 2013 which would be available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission www.upsc.gov.inHYPERLINK "http://www.upsc.gov.in/". All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF (CSM) and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2013 to be held from 1st December 2013. The DAF (CSM) will be available on the website of the Commission from 20th August, 2013 till 11.59 PM on 10th September 2013.  Important instructions regarding filling up of the DAF (CSM) and submitting the same ONLINE to the Commission would also be available on the website. The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the ONLINE Detailed Application Form. The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Civil Services Examination, 2013 published in the gazette of India (Extraordinary) of Department of Personnel and Training notification dated 05.03.2013, which is also available on the website of the Commission.

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Thursday, August 01, 2013

DoPT Clarification: Children Education Allowance - Reimbursement of Examination Fee.

No.12011/01/2012-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, July 31, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance - Reimbursement of Examination Fee.

   Subsequent to issue of Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M.No.12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008, and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, a number of references have been received on reimbursement of 'examination fee'. After due consideration of the references, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, it has been agreed to allow reimbursement of 'examination fee' as part of reimbursable items as indicated in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2nd September, 2008, with effect from the current academic year, subject to the fulfillment of other existing conditions.

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Applications Invited for Fresh/Renewal of Scholarship for Single Girl Child (Class X) and Central Sector Scholarship Scheme – 2013 (Class XII).

CENTRAL BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION
(An autonomous organization under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt.of India)

“Shiksha Kendra” 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi 110092

PRESS NOTE

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP SCHEMES

   The Central Board of Secondary Education, HQ Delhi invites ‘Online applications’ from the students who have passed Class X & XII Examination 2013 for the award of under mentioned Scholarship Schemes: -

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Review of Forms for Pensionary/retirement benefits and Nominations under various Rules of the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare.

No. 1/19/2013-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: 1st August, 2013

Circular

Sub: Review of Forms for Pensionary/retirement benefits and Nominations under various Rules of the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare.

   The undersigned is directed to state that the Department of Pension &PW is in the process of reviewing Forms for Pensionary/retirement benefits and Nominations under the following Rules administered by this Department:

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