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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Combined Defence Services Examination (II)-2012 – Declaration of Written Result Thereof


On the basis of the results of the COMBINED DEFENCE SERVICES EXAMINATION (II)-2012 held by the Union Public Service Commission in September, 2012, 9833 candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for being interviewed by the Service Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence, for admission to (i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 135th Course commencing in July, 2013 (ii) Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala Course commencing in July, 2013 (iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course for 194th F(P) Course commencing in July, 2013 (iv) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai  98th  SSC Course (for Men) commencing in October, 2013 and (v) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 12th SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in October, 2013.

2.         The result/Marks of the candidate bearing Roll No.122059 has been kept in sealed cover as per the Hon’ble High Court of Judicature for Rajasthan, Jaipur order dated 13.09.2012 in respect of CWP No.13619/2012 filed by candidate.

3.         The ratio of candidates shortlisted for the examination per vacancy is 19.20.

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

5.         In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters as per their first preference/choice.

6.         The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding this examination on working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or over telephone No.011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 from this Facilitation Counter.  Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing UPSC website http.//www.upsc.gov.in

7.         The marks-sheet of candidates who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s website within 15 days from date of publication of the final result (after conducting SSB Interview) and will remain available on the website for a period of 60 days.

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Government Action on Corruption


Government approves amendments on Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill 2011.

- The phrase ‘connected with political parties’ to be replaced with `affiliated with political parties’.

- Fifth member of the Selection Committee (i.e., eminent jurist) to be nominated by the President on recommendation of the other four members of the Selection Committee, viz. Prime Minister, Speaker (Lok Sabha), Leader of Opposition (Lok Sabha) and Chief Justice of India.

- Government has decided to exempt only such bodies or authorities established, constituted or appointed by or under any Central or State or Provincial Act providing for administration of public religious or charitable trusts or endowments or societies for religious or charitable purposes registered under the Societies Registration Act.

- Political parties exempt from the purview of the Lokpall Bill 2011, as they are already covered under the Representation of People’s Act.

- Lokpal can order investigation against a public servant, in case a prima facie case exists, after calling for explanation from the public servant.

- Opportunity to be given to public servant to be heard.

- Lokpal to have power to grant sanction for prosecution of public servants.

- Amendments for strengthening CBI accepted, except the one which seeks approval of Lokpal for transfer of officers of CBI investigating cases referred by Lokpal.

Whistle Blowers Protection Bill 2011 to protect identity of whistleblowers and safeguard against their victimization, passed by Lok Sabha.

Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Bill 2011 introduced in Parliament. The Bill elaborately covers definition of ‘benami’ property and transaction, and prohibits benami transactions.

Stringent punishment for ‘benami’ transactions under the Benami Transaction (Prohibition) Bill.

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AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF DECEMBER 2012


Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) December 2012

The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2012 rose by 1 point and pegged at 219 (two hundred and nineteen). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.46 per cent between .November and December compared with (–)1.01 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous Group which increased by 1.08 per cent, contributing 0.49 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Clothing, Bedding & Footwear and Fuel & Light groups with 1.17 and 0.92 percent respectively contributing 0.13 and 0.10 percentage points to the change. At item level , largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat Atta, Groundnut oil, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Tea (Leaf), Tea (readymade),Electricity charges, Firewood, Sweater, E.S.I. contribution, Medicine (Allopathic), Private Tution Fees, us fare, Flower/ Flower Garlands, Tailoring Charges, etc.

The largest downward contribution to the change in current index came from Vegetables & Fruits with a decline of (-) 8.33 per cent contributing (-) 1.21 percentage points to the total change.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 11.17 per cent for December, 2012 as compared to 9.55 per cent for the previous month and 6.49 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 13.53 per cent against 10.85 per cent of the previous month and 1.97 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Hubli Dharwar recorded the largest increase of 10 points followed by Quilon (8 points) and Mundalakkayam and Ernaculam (7 points each) and Mysore (5 points). Among others, 4 per cent rise was registered in 2 centres, 3 points in one centre, 2 points in 11 centres and one point in 12 centres. Doom Dooma Tinsukiya centre reported a decline of 5 points followed by Jalpaiguri and Faridabad 4 points each. Among others 6 centres registered a fall of 3 points, 11 centres registered a fall of 2 points and 13 centres registered a fall of 1 point. Rest of the 14 centres indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and other 37 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Jabalpur, Bengaluru, Chandigarh and Haldiya remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of January, 2013 will be released on Thursday, February 28, 2013 and will be uploaded on the office website www.labourbureau.nic.in on the same day.

Source:PIB

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Monday, January 28, 2013

Combined Defence Services Examination (I) – 2013


 Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Combined Defence Services Examination (I) – 2013  on 17/2/2013 (Sunday) at 41 Centres all over India as per notification dated 10th November, 2012.  E-Admission Certificates are available on the Union Public Service Commission web-site http://www.upsc.gov.in   Candidates are advised to download and check their e-Admission Certificates carefully and bring discrepancy, if any,  to the notice of the Commission immediately.  Rejection Letters citing the ground(s) for rejection have been issued through e-mails or speed post and also put on Commission’s web-site http://www.upsc.gov.in   In case any difficulty faced by the candidates in downloading e-Admission Certificates, they may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos.  011-23385271, 011-23381125 & 011-23098543 on any working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM.  The candidates can also send FAX message on FAX No. 011-23387310.   No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.
 In case the photograph is not printed clear on the e-Admission Certificates,  candidates are advised to carry three (3) photographs (one identical photograph for each session) alongwith proof of Identity such as Identity Card or Voter Identity Card or Passport or Driving License and printout of e-Admission Certificate at the venue of the Examination.
                                    MOBILE PHONES BANNED
(a)    Mobile Phones, Pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where UPSC Examination is being conducted.  Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examination.

(b)   Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for safekeeping can not be assured.

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Withdrawal process/Exit Guidelines for NPS employees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA


              Sub:- Withdrawal process/Exit Guidelines for NPS employees.

             Read:- 1. G.O. No.FD (Spl) 04 PET 2005, dated 31.03.2006
                         2. G.O. No.FD (Spl) 28 PEN 2009, dated 29.03.2010
                         3. G.O. No.FD (Spl) 01 PEN 2010, dated 20.10.2010                                      
                                                            ---
Preamble:-

         Government of Karnataka has introduced a Defined Contribution Pension System known as New Pension system/scheme for its employees joining Government service on or after 1.4.2006 vide G.O. read at above (1) & (2) above.  This system/scheme is made operational from 1.4.2010 and the NPS is made applicable for the members of the All India Services (Karnataka cadre) joining the All India Service on or after 1.4.2004, in
G.O. read at (3) above.

         This G.O. is issued to detail the procedure for withdrawal of employees from the scheme before  attaining the age of superannuation and settlement of claims of the NPS employees in case of death while in service or on attaining the age of superannuation.

                       GOVT. ORDER NO. FD (Spl)  203  PEN 2012     
                   BANGALORE,  DATED 16th January 2013

       Government are pleased to  issue the following orders for the NPS employees:

          a. Upon  Normal  Superannuation: At least 40%  of the accumulated  pension corpus of the subscriber needs to be utilized for purchase of an annuity providing for the monthly  pension  of  the subscriber and  the balance is paid as a lump sum to the subscriber.

          b. Upon Death: The  entire accumulated  pension corpus (100%) would  be paid to the nominee/legal heir of the subscriber  and  there  would  not  be  any  purchase of annuity/monthly pension required.

          c. Exist from NPS before the age of Normal Superannuation (irrespective of cause):  At  leaset  80% of  the  accumulated pension  corpus   of   the subscriber needs  to  be  utilized for purchase of an annuity providing  for the monthly pension of the  subscriber  and  the  balance is paid as a lump-sum to the subscriber.

                                                     BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE  
                                                      GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA 
             
                                                                             sd/-
                                                                    (PADMAVATHI) 
                                                              Special Officer & Ex-officio, 
                                                         Deputy Secretary to Government, 
                                                            Finance Department. (Pension)

Source:http://www.kar.nic.in/finance/pension/FD(Spl)203PEN2012.pdf





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Revision of Pension of PRE-2006 Pensioners-reg.


F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-ll0 003.
Dated the 28th January, 2013

Sub:- Revision of Pension of PRE-2006 Pensioners-reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, orders were issued for revision of pension/family pensioners vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-
P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time.

2. It has been decided that the pension of pre-2006 pensioners as revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or para 4.2 of the aforesaid OM dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time, would be further stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of  Expenditure OM No.l/l/2008-IC dated 30 th August, 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales, this will be 50% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above-referred OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

3. The normal family pension in respect of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners as revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or para 4.2 of the aforesaid OM dated 1.9.2008 would also be further stepped up to 30% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale in which the Government servant had retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.l/l/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales, this will be 30% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance (Department of ~Expenditure).

4. A revised concordance table (Annexure) of the pre-1996, pre-2006 and post 2006 pay scales/pay bands indicating the pension/family pension (at ordinary rates) payable under the above provisions is enclosed to facilitate payment of revised pension/family pension.

5. The pension so arrived at in accordance with para 2 above and indicated in Col. 9 of Annexure will be reduced pro-rata, where the pensioner had less than the maximum required service for full pension as per rule 49 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as applicable before 1.1.2006 and in no case it will be less than Rs.3,500/- p.m.

6. The family pension at enhanced rates (under sub rule (3)(a) of Rule 54 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972) of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners revised w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in terms of para 4.1 or this Department’s OM No.1/3/2011-P&PW(E) dated 25.5.2012 would be further stepped up in the following manner:
(i) In the case of Government servants who died while in service before 1.1.2006 and in respect of whom enhanced family pension is applicable from the date of approval by the Government, i.e.24.9.2012, the enhanced family pension will be stepped up to 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale in which the Government servant had died, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM No.1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. In the case of HAG and above scales, this will be 50% of the minimum of the pay in the revised pay scale arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the above-referred OM dated 30.8.2008 of Ministry of Finance, Department of  Expenditure.
(ii) In the case of a pensioner who retired before 1.1.2006 and in respect of whom enhanced family pension is applicable from the date of approval by the Government, i.e.24.9.2012, the enhanced family pension will be stepped up to the amount of pension as revised in terms of para 2 read with para 5 above. In case the pensioner has died before from the date of approval by the Government,i.e. 24.9.2012, the pension will be revised notionally in terms of para 2 read with para 5 above. The amount of revised enhanced family pension will, however, not be less than the amount of family pension at ordinary rates as revised in terms of para 3 above.

7. In case the pension consolidated pension/family pension/enhanced family pension calculated as per para 4.1 of OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 is higher than the pension/family pension calculated in the manner indicated above, the same (higher consolidated pension/family pension) will continue to be treated as basic pension/family pension.

8. All other conditions as given in OM No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, as amended from time to time shall remain unchanged.

9. These orders will take effect from the date of approval by the Government, i.e. 24.9.2012. There will be no change in the amount of revised pension/family pension paid during the period 1.1.2006 and 23.9.2012, and, therefore, no arrears will be payable on account of these orders for that period.

10. In their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.11. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of Controller of Accounts/Pay and Accounts Officers and Attached and subordinate Offices under them on a top priority basis. All pension disbursing offices are also advised to prominently display these orders on their notice boards for the benefit of pensioners.

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(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director

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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Leveraging Aadhaar number to improve the services of EPFO.


Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (Ministry of Labour, Govt. Of India) 
Head Office, Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14 Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi — 110066

No.R-I/UID/2010/30051
Dated: 21 Jan 2103
To
1.All Additional CPFCs (Political States)
2. All RPFCs-I (in-Charge of Region)

Reference: H.O. letter No. R-I/UID/2010/Pt/27938 dated 20.12.2012.
Subject:- Leveraging Aadhaar number to improve the services of EPFO.

This is in continuation to earlier letter referred above. It is reiterated that the Aadhar platform can be leveraged to improve the services of EPFO by using it as Know-Your-Customer (KYC) credentials EPF  members. It has been decided to make the Aadhaar numbers mandatory for the new members. However for the existing members, the seeding of Aadhaar numbers has to be done in a time-bound manner.

 To carry out the process of collection of Aadhaar numbers of EPF members the following action plan has been devised:-

(a) The field offices should contact the local UIDAI authorities requesting them to set up camps for enrolment in industrial areas and other places, which they find suitable for the purpose. District authorities may also be contacted if they are organizing camps for such enrolments.

(b) The information may be captured in the format that would be made available along with the instructions for modalities to capture details in the employer portal on the EPFO website. Clear instructions should be given to the employers to maintain the information in the excel format till the facility to capture/upload information on employer portal is made available.

(c) As in respect of the new EPF members joining on and after March 1, 2013, the submission of Aadhaar number would be mandatory, the field offices should inform the employers to collect the Aadhaar details as above mandatorily in respect of all its new members. In respect of the members, who have not been issued Aadhaar number, employers should give the Enrolment ID (EID) which are provided at the time of enrolment Eli) would be converted to Aadhaar number later on. The information is to be kept in the format as explained above till the facility is made available on the employer portal.

(d) The Aadhaar details in respect of pensioners are to be collected direetly or through banks. In this regard, legible copies of Aadhaar letter issued by UIDAI, first page of Pension Payment Order (PPO) and first page of passbook containing Bank Account No. and !ESC code. A provision would be given in the system to generate letters as enclosed at Annexure 'A with PPO number, name and address in English, which can be despatched in window envelope to the pensioners. The local office may print the translation of the letter in vernacular language on a leaflet and attach it with the letter for better communication.

(e) The publicity for the same should be made by field offices through local newspapers. Simultaneously, the publicity would be provided through website, SMS and e-mail (wherever available).

(f) The development of facility to be provided on employer portal for the purpose is under process and would be provided shortly. Thereafter, the Aadhaar details would be captured/uploaded in the format provided through Employer portal.

It is, therefore, requested to take necessary action as above to ensure the collection of data in respect of all new members joining on or after l March, 2013 on monthly basis and in respect of existing members by 30th June, 2013.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Anil Swarup) 
Central Provident Fund Commissioner

http://www.epfindia.com/Circulars/Y2012-13/RI_UID_30051.pdf

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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Nomination of Liaison Officer and Setting up of Cell in each Ministry/ Department for enforcement of orders of reservations in posts and services of the Central Government.


No.43011/153/2010-Estt.(Res.) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel and Training) 
North Block, New Delhi-110001. 
Dated the 4th January, 2013.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject:- Nomination of Liaison Officer and Setting up of Cell in each Ministry/ Department for enforcement of orders of reservations in posts and services of the Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to say that the instructions have been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training from time tri time for nomination of Liaison Officers, their roles, duties & responsibilities and setting up of a Special Reservation Cell in each Ministry/ Department under the direct control of the Liaison Officer for enforcement of orders of reservation in posts and services of the Central Government.

2. It is reiterated that in each Ministry/Department/Attached and Subordinate Office, the Deputy Secretary in charge' . of administration (or any other Officer at least of the rank of Deputy Secretary) should be designated as a Liaison Officer in respect of Scheduled Tribes the representation of the Scheduled Castes, and Persons with Disabilities. Similarly, instructions provide for nomination of separate Liaison Officer in Ministries/ Departments in respect of matters relating to the representation of the Other Backward Classes.

3. The provisions about Liaison Officer, his role, responsibilities, control etc. and setting up of reservation cell is contained in Annexure.

4. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to bring the contents of this O.M. to the notice of all the attached and subordinate offices under their control and also ensure that the cells are set up expeditiously in the Ministry/ Department and in Attached/ Subordinate offices under administrative control of Heads of Department.

Sd/-
(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Instructions on compassionate appointment -DOPT


F.No.14014/02/2012-Estt. (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 16th January, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment — regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's O.M. No.14014/6/94-Estt(D) dated 09.10.1998 vide which Scheme for "Compassionate Appointment under Central Government" was issued. Subsequently a number of instructions on compassionate appointments under the Central Government have been issued. The content of important/relevant 0.Ms and orders on the subject have been further consolidated for the facility of reference and guidance and are being made available on this Department's website www.persmin.nic.in in the dynamic form (OMs & Orders>EstablishmenNA) Administration (III) Concessions in appointment (a) compassionate appointment). This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information, guidance and necessary action.

2. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/- 
(Virender Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India 

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Monday, January 21, 2013

RETIREMENT AGE FOR CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1975

ANSWERED ON 05.12.2012
AGE OF RETIREMENT
Queried by Shri Mahabhal Mishra

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government proposes to increase the age of retirement of Government employees from 60 to 65;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether various Departments of the Government has fixed different age limits for the purpose of retirement; and

(d) if so, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (Shri.V.Narayanasamy)

(a): There is no such proposal at present.

(b): Does not arise.

(c) & (d): As per Fundamental Rule 56, except as otherwise provided in the Rule, every Government Servant shall retire from service on attaining the age of 60 years
Source:http://164.100.47.132/LssNew/psearch/QResult15.aspx?qref=131142

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CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES TWO DAYS STRIKE -CHARTER OF DEMANDS


CHARTER OF DEMANDS FOR TWO DAYS STRIKE

PART – I
Take concrete measures to contain Price rise.

Take concrete measures for linkage of employement protection with the concession / incentive package offered to the entrepreneurs.

Ensure strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of labour laws.

Universal social security cover for the unorganised sector workers without any restriction and creation of a National Social Security Fund with adequate resources in line with the recommendation of NCEUS and Parliamentary Standing Committee on Labour.

Stoppage of disinvestment in Central and State PSUs.

No Contractorisation of work permanent/perennial nature and payment of wages and benefits to the contract workers at the same rate as available to the regular workers of the industry / establishment.

Amendment of Minimum Wages Act to ensure universal coverage irrespective of the schedules and fixation of statutory minimum wage at not less than Rs.10,000/-.

Remove all ceilings on payment and eligibility of Bonus, Provident Fund; Increase the quantum of gratuity.
Assured statutory Pension for all.

Ensure Compulsory registration of trade unions within a  period of 45 days and immediate ratification of the ILO Conventions Nos.87 and 98.

PART – II

Revise the wages of the Central Government employees including Gramin Dak Sewaks with effect from 1.1.2011 and every five years thereafter by setting up the 7th CPC.

Merge DA with Pay for all purposes with effect from 1.1.2011 including for Gramin Dak Sweaks.

Remove restriction imposed on compassionate appointments and the discrimination on such appointments between the Railway workers and other Central Government Employees.

[a] Departmentalise all Gramin Dak Sweaks and grant them all benefits of regular employees; End Bonus discrimination and enhance bonus ceiling to 3500/-; Withdraw open market recruitment in Postman / MTS cadre; Revise cash handling norms; Grant full protection of TRCA; Grant Time Bound Promotion and Medical Reimbursement facility etc.

[b] Regularise the daily rated, contingent, casual workers and introduce a permanent scheme for periodical regularization. Pending regularization, provide them with pro-rata salary at 6th CPC rates.

(a) Revive the functioning of the JCM. Convene the meeting of the Departmental Councils in all Ministries/Departments. Settle the anomalies raised in the National Anomaly Committee as also in the Departmental Anomaly Committees. Hold National Council meetings as specified in the JCM constitution.
(b) Remove the anomalies in the MACP Scheme.(c) Grant recognition to all Associations/Federations, which have complied with the formalities and conditions stipulated in the CCS(RSA) Rules.
Fill up all vacant posts and creates posts n functional requirements.
Stop downsizing outsourcing, contractorization, corporatization and privatization of Government functions.
Stop Price rise; Strengthen the PDS.
(a) Stop the proposal to introduce the productivity linked wage system; (b) discard the performance related pay structure; (c) introduce PLB in all Departments; (d) remove the ceiling on emoluments for bonus computation.

Revise the OTA, Night duty allowance and clothing rates.

Implement all arbitration awards.

Make the right to strike a legal and fundamental right of the Government employees on par with the other section of the working class.

Grant Five promotions to all employees as is provided for in the case of Group-A services.
(a) Withdraw the PFRDA Bill. (b) Rescind the decision to allow FDI in pension sector;(c) Scrap the new contributory pension scheme (d) Extend the existing statutory defined pension scheme to all Central Govt. employees irrespective of their date of entry in Government service.

Vacate all Trade Union victimisation, and more specifically in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

Source:http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/


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Friday, January 18, 2013

Grant of dual Family pension from Military as well as Civil employment.


No. 01 (05)/2010-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
bepartment of Ex-Servicemen Welfare,
New Delhi,                                  dated 17th January' 2013
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The. Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

SUBJECT: Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of Committee on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen, 2012 - Grant of dual Family pension from Military as well as Civil employment.

Sir,
The under signed is directed to refer to the provisions contained in Army Instructions 51/1980 read with provisions contained in this Ministry's letter No 10(6)/92/b(Pen/5ers) dated 28.9.1992 and Regulation 78 of Pension Regulations for the Army Part-I (2008) according to which the NOK of Armed Forces pensioners,who got re-employed in Civil Departments/PSUs/Autonomous bodies/Local Funds of Central/State Governments after getting retired from military service with pension, are authorized to draw Ordinary Family pension either from military side or from civil side in terms of provisions contained in this Ministry's above said letter dated 28.9.1992 and Rule 54 (13-A) & Rule 54 (13-8) of CCS (Pension) Rule 1972.

2. In order to consider various issues on pension of Armed Forces personnel and Ex-Servicemen, the Government had constituted a Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary. The Committee in its Report has recommended that NOK of a pensioner who gets second employment in the Government after discharge from military service would be entitled to draw two Family Pensions.

3. The above recommendation of the Committee has been accepted by the Government and the President is pleased to decide that the families of Armed Forces pensioners who got re-employed in Civil Departments/PSUs/Autonomous bodies/Local Funds of Central/State Governments after getting retired from military service and were in receipt of military pension till death, shall be allowed to draw Family pension
from military side in addition to the family pension, if any, authorized from the re employed civil department subject to fulfillment of other prescribed conditions as hithertofore.

4. The provisions of this letter shall be applicable to the Armed Forces personnel who got discharged/retired/invalided out from service with effect from 24th September 2012 or thereafter. Benefit of these provisions shall also be allowed in past cases however the financial benefit shall be granted from 24th September 2012 only.

5. Pension Regulations of the three Services shall be amended in due course.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their  ID No. PC 1/10(12)/2012/FIN/PEN dated 10.01.2013

Hindi version will follow.

Your faithfully
Sd/-
(Malathi Narayanan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://cgda.nic.in/audit/01_05_2012.pdf

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Grant of family pension for life to handicapped children of Armed Force's Personnel.


No. 02 (03)/2010-D(Pen/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence,
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare,
New Delhi,                                    dated 17th January, 2013

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

SUBJECT: Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of Committee on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen, 2012 - Grant of family pension for life to handicapped children of Armed Force's Personnel.

Sir,
The under signed is direct to refer to the provisions contained in this Ministry's letter Na A/49601/AG/PS-4 (e)/3363/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 27.8.1987 last modified vide this Ministry:s letter No 906/A/b(Pen/Ser)/05 dated 13.8.2008, which provides that the son or daughter of an Armed Forces Personnel who is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or is physically crippled or disabled so as to render him or her unable to earn a living even after attaining the age of twenty five years is eligible for lifelong family pension. Suck disabled son or daughter, however, becomes ineligible for Family Pension on his /her getting married or when he / she starts earning his / her livelihood.


2. A Committee of Secretaries headed by Cabinet Secretary was constituted by the Government to consider various issues on pension of Armed Forces personnel and Ex-Servicemen, who have recommended for continuance of family pension to mentally/physically challenged children who drew, are drawing or may draw family pension even after their marriage. The above recommendation of the Committee has been accepted by the Government and the President is pleased to decide that the son or daughter of an Armed Forces Personnel who is suffering from any disorder or disability of mind or is physically crippled or disabled so as to render him or her unable to earn livelihood, granted family pension for life even after his / her marriage subject to fulfillment of other prescribed conditions as hithertofore.

3. These orders shall take effect from 24th September 2012 and shall also cover past cases. The financial benefit in past cases shall, however, be granted from 24th September 2012 only.

4. Pension Regulations of the three Services shall be amended in due course.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance bivision of this Ministry vide their ID No. PC 1/10(12)/2012/FIN/PEN dated 10.01.2013.

Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Malathi Narayanan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://cgda.nic.in/audit/02_03_2012.pdf

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Thursday, January 17, 2013

Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates.


No.36011/1/2012-Estt. (Res.)
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation) Section
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 10th January, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates.

 The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department's OM No.11012/7/91-Estt.(A) dated 19.5.1993 which provides as under:-

"Wherever it is found that a Government servant, who was not qualified or eligible in terms of the recruitment rules etc., for initial recruitment in service or had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. If, he is probationer or a temporary Government servant, he should be discharged or his services should be terminated. If he has become a permanent Government servant, an inquiry as prescribed in Rule 14 of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 may be held and if the charges are proved, the Government servant should be removed or dismissed from service. In no circumstances should any penalty be imposed".

2. The position was reiterated vide this Department's OM No.42011/22/2006-Estt.(Res.) dated the 29th March,2007 that the cases other than those protected by the specific order of the Apex Court should be dealt with in accordance with the instructions contained in the aforesaid O.M. However, it has been observed that disciplinary proceedings in the cases involving appointments on the basis of false/fake caste certificates take considerable time and the persons who have secured employment on the basis of false caste certificates enjoy the benefits of Government service whereas such Government servants should be removed/ dismissed from the service at the earliest.

3. It is requested that disciplinary enquiries involving the matter of securing jobs on the basis of false/fake certificates should be completed in a time bound manner and unscrupulous persons who have got appointment on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates should not be retained in service and should be dismissed/ removed thenceforth.

4. Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Sd/-
(Sharad Kumar Srivastava) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

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Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and Eligibility for two family pensions- clarification regarding.


No.1/33/2012-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: 16th January, 2013
Office Memorandum 

Sub: (i) Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and
(ii) Eligibility for two family pensions— clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to state that the Government has decided to allow continuance of family pension to mentally/physically disabled children who drew, are drawing or may draw family pension even after their marriage. Further, the Government has also decided to allow two family pensions where the pensioner drew, is drawing or may draw two pensions for military and/or civil employments.

2. In order to implement these decisions, Explanations 1 and 3 after sub-rule 6 of Rule 54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 have been suitably amended and sub- rules 13-A and 13-B have been omitted. A copy of Gazette notification, G.S.R. No. 938 (E), dated 27th December, 2012, giving effect to these amendments is enclosed.

3. For the sake of clarity, the old and new explanations 1 and 3 are reproduced as under highlighting the changes made therein:

Old: EXPLANATION 1 -An unmarried son or an unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter shall become ineligible for family pension under this sub-rule from the date he or she gets married or remarried.

EXPLANATION 3 -It shall be the duty of son or daughter or siblings or the guardian to furnish a certificate to the Treasury or Bank, as the case may be, once in a year that (i) he or she has not started earning his or her livelihood and (ii) he or she has not yet married or remarried. A similar certificate shall be furnished by a childless widow after her re-marriage or parents to the Treasury or Bank, as the case may be, once in a year that she or he or they have not started earning her or his or their livelihood.

New: EXPLANATION 1 -An unmarried son or an unmarried or widowed or divorced daughter, except a disabled son or daughter, shall become ineligible for family pension under this sub-rule from the date he or she gets married or remarried.


EXPLANATION 3 -It shall be the duty of son or daughter or siblings or the guardian to furnish a certificate to the Treasury or Bank, as the case may be, once in a year that (i) he or she has not started earning his or her livelihood and (ii) he or she has not yet married or remarried. A similar certificate shall be furnished by a childless widow after her re-marriage or by the disabled son or daughter or parents to the Treasury or Bank, as the case may be, once in a year that she or he or they have not started earning her or his or their livelihood.

4. Sub rule 13-A regulates the grant of family pension to a military pensioner after his re-employment in a civil service or a civil post. Grant of two family pensions had been prohibited under this sub rule. Similarly, sub rule 13-B prohibits grant of two familypensions to a person who is already in receipt of Family Pension or is eligible therefor under any other rules of the Central Government or a State Government and/or Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body/Local Fund under the Central or a State Government. The sub-rules 13-A and 13-B have since been omitted vide the above mentioned Gazette notification.

5. It is clarified that financial benefits in past cases will accrue with effect from 24th September, 2012.

6. As regards pensioners/family pensioners belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments, these Orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary of the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) for the Railway Employees -regarding.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD 
S. No. PC-VI/ 309
No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1
RBE No. 01 /2013
New Delhi, dated 14/01/2013

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs (As per mailing list)

Subject:-Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) for the Railway Employees -regarding.

Please refer to Board's letter No. PC-V/99/I/1/1, dated 01-10-1999 on the above subject Para-8 of the Annexure-1 of Board's above cited letter dt. 01-10-1999 provided as under:

"8. The financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme shall be purely personal to the employee and shall have no relevance to his/her seniority position. As such, there shall be no additional financial upgradation for the senior employee on the ground that the junior employee in the grade has got higher pay-scale under the ACP Scheme."

2. The ACP Scheme was applicable upto 31-08-2008 and was replaced by the Modified Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) with effect from 01-09-2008. As the revised pay scales are applicable w.e.f 01-01-2006, those employees who received ACP between 01-01-2006 to 31-08-2008 got financial upgradation under ACP Scheme in the revised pay scales.

3. Instances of senior employees who got benefit under ACP Scheme prior to 01-01-2006 and are drawing. less pay than their juniors who got benefits under ACP Scheme after 01-01-2006 (i.e. between 01-01-2006 and 31-08-2008) have been considered in consultation with DoP&T and it has been decided to allow stepping up of pay in such case where the senior, but for the pay revision on account of 6th CPC, would have continued to draw higher pay, subject to the following conditions:-
i. Both the junior and the senior Railway servants should belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted/financially upgraded should be identical in the same cadre.

ii. The pre-revised scale of pay and the revised grade pay of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay should he identical.

iii. The senior Railway servant should have been drawing equal or more pay than the junior before receiving ACP/Promotion.

iv. The stipulations as contained in DOPT's O.M. No.4/7/92-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 04-11-1993 circulated vide Board's letter No.F(E)-11/94/PAI/2, dated 07-12-1994 (RBE No.108/94) along with revision of pay scales may be observed while granting such a stepping up of pay.

4. This Issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

S. Hindi version is enclosed.

(DoP&T's OM No.35034/1/97-Estt.(D), dt.4th October, 2012) [click here to see]

Sd/-
(N.P.Singh)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202013/ACP%20for%20Railway%20Employees-rbe%2001-2013_14.01.2013.pdf

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Regarding tests/investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories/imaging centres empanelled under CGHS.


S-11045/40 /2012/CGHS/HEC/CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 15th January, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regarding tests/investigations at private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories/imaging centres empanelled under CGHS.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even no. dated 1st January, 2013 on the above subject and to further lay down the procedure for getting the diagnostic tests investigations carried out at the CGHS empanelled private hospitals/diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres on a valid prescription issued by a CCIFIS Medical Officer / Government Specialist, without a referral / permission letter from the Department concerned or CMO-in-charge of CGHS Wellness Centre, as the case may be.

2. The CGHS empanelled private hospitals / diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres shall perform the investigations / diagnostic tests as prescribed by the CGHS Medical Officer / Government Specialist on cashless basis to the COFIS pensioner beneficiaries, ex-MPs, freedom fighters and other eligible categories of CGHS beneficiaries, who are presently eligible for credit facility, at CGHS approved rates, only in respect of the tests / investigations for which CGHS rates are available.

3.The Serving beneficiaries will not require any permission from their Department for getting the diagnostic tests / investigations carried out in a CGHS empanelled private hospital /diagnostic laboratory / imaging centre in respect of investigations for which CGHS rates are available. They will get the prescribed tests done on payment basis and claim reimbursement from their Office.

4. For providing cashless facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries, the empanelled private hospital / diagnostic laboratory/ imaging centre shall obtain the prescription either in original or self-attested copy of the prescription and self attested photocopies of the CGHS card of the patient and the CGHS card of the main CGHS cardholder beneficiary and enclose the same with their bills for claiming payment from CGHS or the Department concerned, as the case may be. The hospital/ diagnostic laboratory] imaging centre shall however, verify the self attested copies from the original prescription/CGHS cards, before allowing the credit facility to the eligible CGHS beneficiary.

5. The medical prescription issued by a CGHS Medical Officer / Government Specialist prescribing diagnostic tests / investigations shall be treated as valid for a single use within a period of two weeks from the date of prescription unless specifically provided otherwise by the Government Specialist in the prescription, about the date or period after which the prescribed tests are to be conducted for a follow up treatment. The medical prescription would require revalidation or issue of a fresh prescription from the prescribing CGHS doctor/ Government Specialist for getting the prescribed tests done after expiry of the validity period of two weeks, as indicated above.

6. The CGHS empanelled private hospitals / diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres shall provide cashless facilities to the serving CGHS beneficiaries entitled for credit facilities in terms of this Ministry's OM No Rec.1-2008/ Gr./CGHS/Delhi/CGHS (P) dated 10.06.2008, on submission of a self attested photocopy of his / her Identity card issued by the Department / Ministry, alongwith self attested photocopies of the CGHS card of the patient and the main cardholder. The hospital / diagnostic laboratory / imaging centre shall enclose the above documents with their bills to the Department concerned for claiming payment.

Sd/-
[V.P.Singh]
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File561.pdf

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Zero Tolerance Towards Delay in Pension Disbursement of Ex-Servicemen -The Minister of State for Defence


The Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh has asked the banks to adopt zero tolerance approach towards the disbursement of pension to armed forces personnel and improve responsiveness of their branches to pensioners` grievances. Presiding over a meeting of major banks dealing with pension disbursement of defence pensioners, representatives of the Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Defence here yesterday, the minister exhorted the banks to utilize IT solutions for ensuring timely and accurate payment of pension as well as flow of pension related information to the pensioners and the pension accounting organization i.e. CGDA.

In the meeting, issues related to delayed payment of pension to Defence pensioners, restoration of Commuted pension, timely payment of Gratuity etc were discussed. It was also observed that the pensioners are facing difficulties in some banks in getting their due on time. Hence, banks have been directed to be sensitive to the needs of pensioners and have multiple counters, giving priority to the needs of defence pensioners. Banks were also asked to have relationship managers to liaise with such pensioners. Ministry of Finance (Banking Division) agreed to issue further directives to the banks for streamlining the pension payments.

It was also observed that the response of the banks to the SANGAM project launched by CGDA for facilitating revised Pension Payment to defence pensioners has not been very encouraging. The CGDA and banks have agreed to rework the CGDA formats for enabling monitoring of progress of the revised pension payments.

The Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence is handling pension policy matters of about 22 lakh Armed Forces pensioners.
Source:pib

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Monday, January 14, 2013

PENSION-IMPORTANT POINTS.-A revisit


Pension :
1 The maximum limit for commutation has been raised to 40% w.e.f. 1.1.1996.A Government servant is now entitled to commute for a lumpsum payment up to 40% of his/her pension.

2 Provisional pension and provisional gratuity (up to 100%) should be sanctioned by the Head of Office if he were of the opinion that the Government servant is likely to retire before his pension or gratuity or both can be finally assessed and settled in accordance with the relevant rules.

3 In the case of a missing Government servant/pensioner, family pension can be paid after a period of six months from the date of lodging  an FIR with the police authorities.

4 A judicially separated spouse of the deceased Government servant with children can get family pension after the children cease to be eligible till his/her death/remarriage, whichever is earlier.

5 Dependent parents and widowed/divorced daughter/unmarried daughter are now included in the definition of family for the purpose of consideration for grant of family pension.

6 Family pension is also admissible to a posthumous child and also to children from the void or the voidable marriage as per the relevant provisions in the rules.

7 Normal family pension is now at a uniform rate of 30% of pay last drawn, subject to a minimum of Rs. 3500 (w.e.f. 1.1.2006).

8 Family pension is admissible to children from the void or voidable marriage in their own turn, after the legally wedded wife ceases to be the recipient of the family pension.

9 In the event of death of a family pensioner, the arrears of family pension is automatically payable to the eligible member of the family next in line. Succession certificate for payment of the arrears is required only in such cases where there is no family member eligible to receive family pension after the death of the family pensioner.

10 With effect from 1.1.2006, in case of a Government Servant retiring in accordance with the provisions of CCS(Pension) Rules after completing qualifying service of not less than ten years, the amount of  pension is calculated at fifty percent of emoluments or average emoluments whichever is more beneficial to him.

Gratuity :
11 The maximum limit of all types of gratuity has been raised to Rs. 10 lakhs w.e.f. 1.1.2006

12 Dearness Allowance admissible on the date of retirement/death is included in the emoluments for the purpose of computing all types of gratuity.

13 Interest (at the rate applicable to GPF deposits determined from time to time by the Government of India) is payable on delayed payment of DCRG, if it is delayed beyond three months from the date of retirement.

14 Qualifying service of 3 months and above may be rounded-off into a completed six-monthly period for the purpose of computation of both pension and DCRG. The period of nine months would thus be considered as two half years.

15 Dismissal or removal of a Government servant from a service or post entails forfeiture of his/her past service

Miscellaneous :
16 PPO should be issued so as to reach the Government servant at least one month in advance of his date of superannuation.

17 No specific orders are necessary for retirement on due date.

18 Retirement benefits up to Rs. 10,000 can be paid through uncrossed cheque/demand draft.

19 Encashment of leave is a benefit granted under CCS (Leave) Rules and thus not a pensionary benefit. As per the current provision, no interest is payable on the delayed payment of leave encashment.

20 Payments under Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) are not terminal benefit and can not be withheld.  No Government dues can be recovered from the accumulation except the amount claimed by the financial institution as dues from the employee on account of loans taken for house building purpose.No interest is payable on account of the  delayed payments under this scheme.

21 Dues to Municipality (water and electricity charges etc.)  and Co-operative Societies  are not treated as Government dues, since Municipal Committees and Co-operative Societies are not considered as Government bodies/organizations.  No recovery of such dues can be made from the DCRG.

22 Only arrears of license fee can be recovered from dearness relief.

Source:http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/douknow.asp

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Saturday, January 12, 2013

Grant of CCL to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)l-2011/CPC,LE..3

New Delhi, dated 03.01.2013

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
Mew Delhi-110 055.

Sir,

Sub:- Grant of CCL to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2011/CPC/LE-3 dated 03.05.2012.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No. AIRF/50(95) dated 19.04.2012 on the above cited subject and it is stated that the matter regarding grant of CCL to widower male employees at par with female employees was referred to DOP&T, which is nodal department in the matter of Leave.

   In this regard, DOP&T has advised that “At present, there is no provision for granting Child Care Leave to male employee. The recommendations of 6th CPC in this regard was only for the female govt. servant. However your suggestion has been noted. Any change in the position when ever occurred will be publicized widely.”

sd/-
For Secretary, Railway Board

Source:http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202013/CCL%20to%20Male%20Employees.pdf

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Issue of consideration of Stagnation Increment for the purpose of notional increment at the time of promotion:


No. F. 2(36)/2012/DPE(WC)
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan, 
Block No. 14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110 003 
Dated: 26 December, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Issue of consideration of Stagnation Increment for the purpose of notional increment at the time of promotion.

The undersigned is directed to enclose BHEL letter No. AA/HP/IR/520 dated 14.6.2012 on the subject mentioned above.

2. On promotion, the executive would be entitled to the benefit of one notional increment (3%) on his Basic Pay + Stagnation Increment, if any, and the pay would be fixed (rounded off to the next Rs.10), in the promoted scale. However, on promotion the pay so fixed should not exceed the maximum of the scale to which the executive is promoted. In case his pay so arrived at is less than the minimum of the promoted scale, he/she would be entitled to get the minimum of the scale Further, DPE has recently issued detailed O.M. dated 14.12.2012 on various pay related issues of executives of CP5Es. A copy of O.M. dated 14.12.2012 is available on DPE website www.dep.nic.in

3. DHI being the administrative Ministry in respect of BHEL may suitably clarify to BHEL.

Encl. As above
(P.J. Micheal)
Under Secretary

Source:www.dpe.nic.in


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CAR,MOTOR CYCLE,SCOOTER ADVANCE FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES-REVISED INTEREST RATES


F.No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2012
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
New Delhi, the 7th January, 2013
OFFICE  MEMORANDUM

Subject : Advances to Government servants - Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2012-2013.

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2012-2013 i.e. from 1st April, 2012 to 31st March, 2013 are revised as under:

Rate of interest
per annum
(i) Advance for purchase of conveyance other than motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.)
9%

(ii) Advance for purchase of motor car
11.5%

Sd/-
(A.K. Bhatnagar)
Under Secretary (Budget)

Source;www.finmin.nic.in

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Railways Relax Condition of Production of Original Proof of Identity during Journey


      Ministry of Railways has made some relaxation in the condition of production of original Proof of Identity during train travel and particularly for the passengers belonging to the lower economic classes.
            Under this relaxation, attested photocopy of Ration Card with photograph and Nationalised Bank Passbook with photographs shall also be accepted as a prescribed proof of identity only in case of reserved tickets booked through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in Sleeper (SL) and Second Reserved Sitting (2S) classes.  The photocopy of the Ration Card with photograph and Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph should be attested by a Gazetted Officer or the Chief Reservation Supervisor or Station Manager/Station Master.  This relaxation applies only to Ration Card and Nationalized Bank Pass Book and not in case of other types of proofs of identity cards  for which  only original proof  will be required during journey.
            The above provision is not applicable for all classes of e-tickets and Tatkal tickets and tickets issued through PRS counter for travelling in Air-conditioned classes and First Class.  Travelling with these categories of tickets shall continue to be governed by existing instructions.
            This provision shall be made effective from 15.1.2013.

Source:pib

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Interim Orders of Supreme Court on National Eligibility-Cum-Entrance Test


Interim Orders of the Supreme Court dated 13.12.2012 on National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is given below for information of all concerned including students who are intending to sit for the entrance examination.

ORDER

“In all these matters, which are before us, the main question which has been urged is with regard to the applicability of the decision by the Medical Council of India to conduct National Eligibility and Entrance Test for both M.B.B.S. and Post-Graduate Courses for Medicine.  In addition to the above, there is also the question of admission into B.D.S. and M.D.S. Examinations.

Having heard learned counsel representing different parties, while we are of the view that the main matters which are pending need to be heard and decided at an early stage, the time taken in hearing the matters should be utilised in allowing the students to sit for their respective examinations, which are already notified.  Accordingly, let all the transferred cases, as well as the writ petitions, be listed for final hearing and disposal, irrespective of other part-heard or specially fixed matters on 15th, 16th and 17th January, 2013.

In all the matters where transfer has not yet been completed, those transfer petitions shall stand allowed and all the petitions, pending in the various courts, should be transferred to this Court by 15th January, 2013, and be treated as Transferred cases and be listed along with these Transferred cases and the writ petitions.

In the meantime, the Medical Council of India, the Dental Council of India, as well as the States and Universities and other Institutions, will be entitled to conduct their respective examinations for the M.B.B.S, B.D.S. and Post-Graduate courses, but shall not declare the results of the same, until further orders of this Court.

Learned counsels for the respective parties are all directed to make available their written submissions by 7th January, 2013.

Let copies of this Order be made available to the advocates on-record for the respective parties for communication to the concerned Authorities.

Wide publicity may also be given to this order by the States, Union of India, Medical Council of India and the Dental Council of India so that the students, who are intending to sit for the entrance examination, may have knowledge of the same”.

PIB

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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Central Government Gazetted Officers’ Organizations demands SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION.(7th CPC)


Gazetted officers put forth their demands
The first convention of Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers’ Organizations, Tamil Nadu Region, passed a number of resolutions, including ‘Revision of wages of Central Government Employees with effect from January 1, 2011 by setting up the Seventh Central Pay Commission and every five years thereafter.

The meeting which was held at Sir Pitty Thiyagaraya Hall, T. Nagar, urged the Centre consider the merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay for all purposes including pension with effect from January 1. The other demands, creation of a separate Joint Consultative Machinery for Gazetted Officers of Central Government Departments; at least three promotions after induction into the Gazetted Officer’s Cadre; and bonus for all Gazetted Officers.

Representatives of the Gazetted Officers from all over Tamil Nadu participated in the convention. Member of Parliament S.S. Rama Subbu inaugurated the convention and delivered the inaugural address. Member of Parliament and Member, Standing Committee on Ministry of Defence, T.K. Rangarajan, who attended the convention as distinguished guest, delivered the felicitation speech.

S. Mohan, Convener of the confederation delivered the welcome address and presented a declaration.

S. Chandrasekar, All India Central Excise Gazetted Officers’ Association and I. B. Mishra, Secretary General, All India Customs Preventive Service Federation, addressed the gathering and stressed on the need for unity among the Group B Officers and called upon the government to pay attention to their genuine grievances.

Rajesh D. Menon, Secreatry General, All India Income Tax Gazetted Officers Association, deliberated on the future road map the confederation.

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Doubling of existing rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowances/Patient Care Allowances to eligible Group 'C' & 'D' (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations w.e.f. 1.09.2008.


Z.28015/119/2012-H
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(Hospital Section)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi. 
Dated 17th December, 2012. 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Doubling of existing rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowances/Patient Care Allowances to eligible Group 'C' & 'D' (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations w.e.f. 1.09.2008.

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Union Cabinet for doubling the existing rate of payment of HPCA/PCA to all eligible Group 'C' & 'D' employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and Organizations in the Central Government from the period w.e.f. 01.09.2008. The amount of HPCA/PCA would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. This is subject to the following terms & conditions:-

(i) HPCA/PCA may be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave/training for less than one calendar month.
(ii) HPCA/PCA may not be admissible in case the individual proceeds on leave/training for more than one calendar month.
(iii) FIPCA/PCA should not be admissible in case of unauthorized leave.
This issues with the approval of Department of Personnel & Training vide their D.O. No.21012/01/2010-Estt.(AL) dated 18111 October, 2012 and U.O. of even number dated nth December, 2012.

Sd/-
(Sanjay Pant)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://www.esic.nic.in/CIRCULARS/cir_med281212.pdf

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Saturday, January 5, 2013

HIKE INCOME TAX EXEMPTION LIMIT UP TO 5 LAKH/ANNUM-TRADE UNIONS DEMANDED IN PRE BUDGET MEETING


Unions pitch for hiking I-T exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh/annum
Trade unions today demanded 12% interest on PF contributions of employees and a hike in income tax exemption limit to Rs 5 lakh in their pre-budget meeting with Finance Minister P Chidambaram.

The unions have also asked the government not to raise FDI cap in financial sectors like insurance and banking.

The I-T exemption limit for individuals stands at Rs 2 lakh per annum at present

Several unions, including CITU, AITUC, INTUC and BMS, in a joint memorandum to Chidambaram have expressed their opposition to the banking reforms bill saying it would encourage private banking at the cost of public sector banks.

They also demanded that a progressive taxation system be put into place and concrete steps be taken to recover large accumulated tax arrears, effective measures to unearth huge accumulation of black money, including the unaccounted money in tax heavens abroad.

Chidambaram, while making his opening remark at the meeting with the representatives of 12 trade unions, said that a slowdown in the manufacturing sector is creating unemployment and there is a need to create job opportunities.

"There is a need to revive investment in manufacturing and service sector in order to create higher job opportunities," he said, adding that there was a slowdown in investment in manufacturing sector as a result not enough jobs were created.

"At present, the economy is passing through a difficult phase mainly due to external factors and, therefore, there is immediate need to tide over the current situation and then move to the path of higher growth," he added.

Chidambaram said that higher growth leads to creation of more jobs. "Trade unions can play an important role in reviving the manufacturing sector which in turn can lead to creation of more job opportunities in the sector," he said.

Other proposals made in the joint memorandum include taking effective measures to arrest the spiralling price rise, ban speculative forward trading in commodities, massive investment in the infrastructure to stimulate the economy.

The trade unions also sought minimum wage be guaranteed to all workers, special allocation for creation of a Welfare Fund for protecting the interest of unorganised workers and raising minimum wages to Rs 10,000 per month.
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Re-exercise of option under Rule 6 of the Central Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 in case of employees covered under the OM dated 19.3.2012


No. 10/2/2011-E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 3rd January, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 - the re-exercise of option under Rule 6 of the Central Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 in case of employees covered under the OM dated 19.3.2012.

The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to Rules 5 & 6 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, as per which a Central Government employee had an option to elect to come over to the revised pay structure either from 1.1.2006 or from the date of his next increment or from the date of promotion, upgradation of pay scales. Such an option was to be exercised within 3 months from the date of publication of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. The rule also provides that the option once exercised shall be final.

2. This Ministry issued instructions vide this Departments OM No.10/2/2011-E-IIIA dated 19.3.2012, providing that those Central Government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February, 2006 to June, 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pie-revised pay scale as a one time measure and, thereafter, they will get the next increment in the Revised Pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules 2008.

3. In view of the benefit extended to Central Government employees as per the aforesaid OM dated 19.3.2012, the issue relating to according of a fresh opportunity to Central Government employees to re-exercise their option to come over to the revised pay scale as per CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 was raised by the Staff side of the Joint Consultative Machinery in the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 17.7.2012.

4 The matter has been considered by the Government and having regard to the fact that the provisions of the aforesaid OM dated 19.3.2012 bring about a material change in the basis for exercise of option to come over to the revised pay structure in terms of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008 in respect of employees who are covered under the said OM dated 19.3.2012, the President is pleased to decide that all those employees who are covered under the provisions of the aforesaid OM dated 19.3.2012 may once again be permitted to re-exercise their option to come over to the Revised pay structure.

5. The benefit under these orders for re-exercise of option shall be available for a period up to 31.3.2013. The revised option shall be intimated to the head of the officeofficeoffice by the concerned Government employees in accordance with the provision of Rule 6 (2) of the CCS (RP) rules, 2008.

6. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to bring the content of this OM to the notice of their employees so that such employees can avail themselves of the same within the stipulated time period.

7. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.finmin.nic.in

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