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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

EXPECTED DEARNESS ALLOWANCE(DA) FROM JAN 2011 WILL REACH 50%. NOW AT 49.8%

All  India Consumer  Price Index Number  For  Industrial Workers for the  month  of  October ,2010 Increased by 2 points and  stood at 181points
As per  calculation the Dearness Allowance  (DA) will raise to 49.8%.So it is  confirmed that  DA JANUARY 2011 will cross the border of  50%.
The Allowances and Advances which may increase at the time,when DA crosses 50%.are Children education allowance,Child care allowance,Cash handling allowance,Conveyance allowance,Split duty allowance,Festival advance and Flood advance.
All Central Govt Employees are  eagerly waiting for the implementation of 6th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION's recommendations on Dearness Allowance.
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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of October, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of  October, 2010 increased by 2 points and stood at 181 (one hundred and eightyone).
       During October, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 11 points inKodarma centre, 7 points in Giridih centre, 6 points in Mercara centre, 5 points each in Bhilwara and Ghaziabad centres, 4 points each in 4 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 12 centres  and 1 point in 32 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Ludhiana centre, 1 point in 3 centres, while in the remaining 17 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 11 points in Kodarma centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Fish Fresh, Milk, Onion, Garlic, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The increase of 7 points in Giridih centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Milk, Onion, Vegetable items, etc. The increase of 6 points in Mercara centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Goat Meat, Onion, Garlic, Vegetable items, Firewood, etc. The increase of 5 points in Bhilwara centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Goat Meat, Milk, Onion, Tea (Readymade),  Firewood, Auto Rickshaw Charges, etc. and in case of Ghaziabad centre it is  due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Vegetable items, Tailoring Charges, etc. However, the decrease of 2 points in Ludhiana centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat Atta, Arhar DalMasur DalMoong Dal, Vegetable & Fruit items etc.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows:

1. Ahmedabad
178

4. Delhi
168
2. Bangalore
184

5. Kolkata
177
3. Chennai
162

6. Mumbai
181


The point to point rate of inflation for the month of October, 2010 is 9.70% as compared to 9.82% in September, 2010.



       Source:PIB
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Monday, November 29, 2010

Assessment of Benefits of Reservation

As per information provided by Department of Personnel & Training, Committees like Committees on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have made recommendations like enactment of a law on Reservation, withdrawal of Office Memoranda adversely effecting the interest of the SCs and STs, continuation of vacancy based rosters till the prescribed percentage of reservation is achieved, provision of reservation in promotion upto the highest grades of posts etc.

Reservation in services is being provided to the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes. As a result of this, representation of SCs in Central Government services has increased to 17.51 per cent and of STs to 6.82 per cent as on 1.1.2008. Their representation in 1965 was 13.17 per cent and 2.25 per cent respectively. Reservation for OBCs was introduced only in 1993 and their representation, according to information received from various Ministries/Departments, as on 1.1.2008 is 6.90 per cent.

This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Special Recruitment Drive for SCs

As per information provided by Department of Personnel & Training, a Special Recruitment Drive has been launched to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs in the Ministries / departments / Subordinate Offices / Attached Offices /Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies etc. of the Central Government. Information about State Governments is not centrally maintained.

Some vacancies of SCs remain vacant for reasons like non-availability of suitable candidates to fill up the vacancies. Special efforts are made to fill up such vacancies by making second attempt to fill up the vacancies in the same year or through Special Recruitment Drive etc. As per the information received from 73 Ministries/Departments, there were 24967 backlog reserved vacancies of SCs as on 01.11.2008 of which 6548 have been filled up by the Drive launched in 2008 .

This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Diverse trends in schools over CBSE class X exams

MEERA SRINIVASAN
Students can choose either the Board exam or one conducted by the school

The regional office of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will soon be ready with the list of total number of candidates in the region taking the class X Board examination this academic year.

The students are part of the first batch to have a choice about its CBSE class X examination, after it was made optional.

City schools affiliated to the CBSE have submitted their lists of candidates taking the class X Board examination and those opting for the examination conducted by the school to the regional office of the CBSE.

According to the CBSE's regional officer N. Nagaraju, the office is busy consolidating and compiling this data. The actual number of students taking the Board examination will be made known by the end of the month, he said. “We gave schools some time just in case some of the students wanted to change their mind. Now, the changes have been incorporated.”

Some schools say that more students have opted out of the Board examination, while in others, a clear majority has opted to appear for the Board examination.

Principal of Asan Memorial Senior Secondary School Suma Padmanabhan says about 75 per cent of the students in the current class X batch have opted for the examination conducted by the school. “Only about 25 per cent will appear for the Board examination,” she says.

School heads say that most students who are sure of continuing in the CBSE stream want to avoid the pressure associated with taking a Board examination.

In Chettinad Vidyashram, as many as 318 students have opted for the school examination and 262 students, for the Board examination. “More students seem to prefer the examination conducted by the school,” said S .Amudha Lakshmi, principal.

However, there are also schools where almost all students want to appear for the Board examination. Kendriya Vidyalaya, Air Force Station, Selaiyur, is one such.

According to principal S.C. Kani, except five to six students, the nearly-130 class X students have decided to take the Board examinations. “Many parents think that writing a Board examination will give students an exposure to the kind of question papers they can expect in class XII. They consider the experience important,” he said.

Also, many students in his school are sure of leaving the stream after class X. “They will have to take the Board examination,” Mr. Kani said.

EXTERNAL EVALUATION

Schools heads also said that some students, who will be taking the school-conducted examination, are keen on being evaluated externally to know where they stand. They would take proficiency tests in different subjects, offered by the CBSE in collaboration with institutions such as the Homi Bhabha Centre for Science Education and the Indian Council of Social Science Research.

Schools are awaiting instructions regarding the modalities for conducting the two examinations.

According to the CBSE's regional office, the instructions would be sent soon after the final list of candidates is ready.

Source:Thehindu
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PLACEMENT OF PHARMACISTS IN THE ENTRY GRADE PAY OF Rs 4200-RAILWAYS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S. No. PC-VI/ 238
No.PC-VI/2010/IR-N/2
RBE No.165/2010
New Delhi, dated 19.11.2010
The GMs/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-(NFG) on completion of 2 years service in the Grade Pay Rs.2800/-

In terms of Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2009/1/RSRP/10 dated 30.03.2010, the Pharmacists (Entry Grade) in the pre-revised scale Rs.4500-7000 have been granted Grade Pay Rs.2800 in Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200-20200) w.e.f.01.01.2006. On completion of two years of regular service in the Grade Pay of Rs.2800, the Pharmacists (Entry Grade) in PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200) are eligible to be granted non-functional upgradation to the next higher Grade Pay of Rs.4200 in the Pay Band-2 (Rs.9300-34800).

2. A reference has been received from NFIR stating that some of the Zonal Railways are insisting on rendering of two years service by the Pharmacists in Grade Pay Rs.2800 for being placed in Pay Band-2, Grade Pay Rs.4200 in the revised pay structure ignoring the service rendered by them in the pre-revised pay scale Rs.4500-7000 and requested for issue of suitable clarification to the effect that the service put in by them in the pre-revised scale of Rs.4500-7000 which corresponds to Grade Pay Rs.2800/-should also be taken into account for counting two years service in Grade Pay Rs.2800 stipulated in Board’s letter No.PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/10 dated 30.03.2010.

3. The matter has been considered in Board’s Office and it is clarified that the regular service rendered by the Pharmacists in the pre-revised scale Rs.4500-7000 should be counted as service in Grade Pay of Rs.2800 for being placed in Non-functional Grade of Pharmacists in Pay Band-2 (Rs.9300-34800), Grade Pay Rs.4200 in terms of Board’s letter No.PC-Vl/2009/I/RSRP/10 dated 30.03.2010

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

(Koshy Thomas)
Joint Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.
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Friday, November 26, 2010

CLARIFICATION ON CHILD CARE LEAVE-DOPT ORDER

No.11019/27/2008-AIS-III 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
*****
New Delhi, the 24th September 2010

To The Chief Secretaries
All the States/ U7nion Territories


Subject:- Acceptance of Recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to introduction of Child Care Leave.

Sir/ Madam.
I am directed to enclose a copy of this Department's O.M. No.14028/4/2009-Estt. (L) dated 7th September, 2010 on the subject mentioned above and to intimate that it has been decided in this Department to implement the decision of the Government, contained in the aforesaid O.M., to the members of the All India Services mutatis-mutandis, pending amendment in the All India Services (Leave) Rules, 1955.

Yours faithfully,
s/d
(R K Gupta) 
Under Secretary lo the Government of lndia



No. 13018 /1/2010-Estt. (Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)


New Delhi, the 7th September, 2010

Office Memorandum

Sub:    Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations - Clarification regarding

      The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving representations from Government Servants through various quarters like the Public Grievances Cell/Associations etc requesting to review the decision to allow Child Care Leave (CCL) only if the employee has no E.L. at her credit.

2.     This Department's O.M. No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11/09/2008 regarding introduction of Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees and subsequent clarifications vide O.Ms. dated 29/9/2008, 18/11/2008 and 2/12/2008 were reviewed.

      It has now been decided in consultation with Department of Expenditure, to delete the condition that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit, subject to the following conditions:-

(i)   CCL may not be granted in more than 3 spells in a calendar year.

(ii)   CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days.

(iii)   CCL should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which this leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.

3.     It is reiterated that the leave is to be treated like Earned Leave and sanctioned as such.

4.     These orders take effect from 1.9.2008. Earned Leave, if any, availed by women employees before availing CCL subsequent to the issue of the OM 13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 18/11/2008 may be adjusted against CCL, if so requested by the employee.

5.     Hindi version will follow.

(Simmi R.Nakra)
Director

Source:www.persmin.nic.in


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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Streamlining of functioning of CGHS dispensaries.

No. S-11030/51/2010-CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhavan New Delhi
Dated : November 22 , 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM (Circular No. 1/2010)

Subject : Streamlining of functioning of CGHS dispensaries.

The question of streamlining the functioning of CGHS dispensaries has been engaging the attention of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for some time now. After considering the suggestions received from various quarters and after discussing the matter with officials of CGHS, it has been decided, as an initial
measure, to streamline the functioning of CGHS dispensaries as below :-
(i) There is a need for officers and staff in CGHS dispensaries to further improve the delivery of service to CGHS beneficiaries. There should be a constant and conscious effort to redress most of the grievances and
problems of these beneficiaries at the dispensary level so that there is no inconvenience caused to them forcing them to approach higher authorities for redressal of their grievances. The entire staff at the dispensary level
have to ensure a polite, positive and responsible attitude to make the service delivery better. The CMO In-charge must make every effort to ensure this user friendly environment. Complaints of rude/impolite
behavior need to be checked and stern action taken by CMOs (Incharge).
(ii) It is well established that CGHS beneficiaries need to be provided better service. Senior citizens/pensioners among the CGHS beneficiaries deserve special attention and response. It is re-iterated that senior citizens/pensioners need to be given out of queue treatment and service at each activity level. Despite repeated instructions in this regard, this system is generally not being enforced at the dispensary level. CMOs incharge must ensure compliance of these instructions.
(iii) CMOs In-charge of the dispensaries shall personally make rounds of the dispensary particularly during peak hours to ensure that there is proper environment and beneficiaries particularly pensioners/Senior Citizens are being treated promptly;
(iv) The Zonal Additional Directors/Joint Directors shall convene the meetings of Pensioners Associations once in two months alongwith CMOs (Incharge) without fail.
(v) A complaint/suggestion/feedback Box with details like number of complaints received and disposed etc. under a seal and lock will be kept at each dispensary and will be opened by the CMO In-charge in the presence of at least two members of the Advisory Committee when the Advisory Committee meeting is being held and necessary action taken by the Advisory Committee with regard to complaints/ suggestions/feedback thus received and, wherever required, the matter will be referred to higher authorities for necessary action.
(vi) All Zonal Additional Directors and Joint Directors shall conduct at least five surprise inspections of the dispensaries in Delhi and at least two in other cities in a month and report the outcome of the inspection indicating the areas such as punctuality, availability and behavior of officers/staff, special care for pensioners/Senior Citizens, deficit areas/complaints and also the good work done in each of the dispensaries inspected, by way of a confidential monthly d.o. letter to reach AS & DG (CGHS) without fail on
or before 10th of the succeeding month;
(vii) It is seen that a large number of beneficiaries go to the dispensaries for taking repeat medicines. Authorization of repeat medicines will hereinafter be done by any of the CMOs, apart from the CMO In-charge, available in the dispensary;
(viii) The Zonal Additional Directors/Joint Directors will personally monitor and ensure that the empanelled hospitals etc. do adhere to the terms & conditions of MOAs. They will also supervise the services, if any, being provided by the private parties in their zones such as dialysis, dental services etc.
2. Director, CGHS and all Additional Directors/Joint Directors and CMOs In-charge are hereby directed to fully comply with the instructions contained in this Office Memorandum in both letter and spirit. Noncompliance shall be viewed seriously.
-Sd/-
(L.C. Goyal)
AS & DG (CGHS)
Source:www.mohfw.nic.in
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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Mobile Number Portability Service to be Launched tomorrow

Mobile Number Portability Service to be Launched tomorrow Shri Kapil Sibal to Inaugurate the Service in Rohtak, Haryana
The much awaited Mobile Number Portability (MNP) service will be launched tomorrow in Rohtak, Haryana. The Union Minister of Communications & IT Shri Kapil Sibal with Shri Bhupinder Singh Hooda, Chief Minister of Haryana as the Chief Guest will inaugurate the service at a function in Rohtak at 3 p.m. on 25.11.2010.

A plan for phased migration of networks in all the remaining 22 (excluding Haryana) Licensed Service Areas in the country for working in MNP scenario is being chalked out in consultation with service providers. The detailed program for the entire country will be announced separately.

From tomorrow, mobile phone customers in Haryana Licensed Service Area (LSA) will have the choice of selecting their telecom service provider (operator) in with out changing their number provided a minimum period of 90 days has elapsed after subscription to the mobile service of the current service provider. For change of service provider i.e. porting, a subscriber has to send an SMS (PORTMobile Number) from the number he wishes to be ported, to number 1900 whereby a Unique Porting Code (UPC) will be received on SMS from his current service provider. The subscriber will need to apply in the prescribed application form to the chosen new service provider quoting the UPC which will act as a reference while filling up the application form with new service provider.

The new service provider will then take action to get the required processes completed to enable the subscriber to get connected to his network. Porting has to be completed within 7 working days. TRAI has put a ceiling of Rs. 19/- on porting charges which the new service provider may collect from the subscriber. Post-paid subscribers before making the porting request, have to make sure that their last bill has been paid failing which the request for change to new service provider shall be rejected. In the case of pre-paid subscriber any balance amount left will not be carried forward when the number is transferred to the new service provider.

Source:pib
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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

GUIDELINES ON SENIORITY-DOPT ORDER

No.200111112008-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
...
New Delhi, dated the  1lth November 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: SENIORITY - Consolidated orders on...

The undersigned is directed to say that instructions have been issued by this Department from time to time laying down the principles for determining seniority of persons appointed to services and posts under the Central Government. For facility of reference, the contents of the important orders on the subject have been
consolidated as a compilation "Instructions and Guidelines on Senioritv". The number and date of the original O.M.'s has been referred in the relevant instructions* for easy reference to the context. The consolidated instructions include revised instructions on the following:

i. Seniority of persons appointed on direct recruitment fiom the reserved panel at a later date, specifically when the officers from the subsequent selection panel have already joined.

ii. Inter-se seniority of two panels of direct recruits, where more than one... selection panel are received from UPSC/SSC through letter of same date.

iii Fixation of seniority of a person who has been transferred to a lower post under FR 15-A.

iv. Seniority in case of appointment on compassionate grounds

2. Also, certain areas within the existing instructions, which require frequent clarifications, as is evident from the references received from various Ministries/Departments, have also been incorporated under the head "clarification", for reference. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for information,
guidance and necessary action.

3. The consolidated instructions along with Annexure containing O.M.'s a referred wlll be issued separately in the form of handbook.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(Smita Kumar)
Director(Establishment)
Tel 23092479
Source:www.persmin.nic.in
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Monday, November 22, 2010

GOVT TO RECONSIDER THE DEMAND OF ONE RANK ONE PENSION

The Parliamentary Standing committee on Defence has urged the government to reconsider the demand of "One Rank One Pension" for the ex-servicemen.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence (15th LOK SABHA) on 1st and 7th Reports reiterated that the Government should consider the issue of 'One Rank One Pension' afresh. Since the issue of One Rank One Pension was not accepted in the past and more recently the Cabinet Secretary's Committee set up to consider it also did not recommend the same, it has not been found feasible to accept the demand of One Rank One Pension.

In the case of Original Application No. 15 and 45/2010 the Armed Forces Tribunal, Chandigarh had passed the order dated 3.3.2010 with directions to the respondents to take final decision in the matter.

The said order was examined and speaking orders explaining the position were issued on 10.07.2010 to the petitioners.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Vilas Muttemwar and others in Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Scholarships to SCs and OBCs

The details of schemes for providing pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC/OBC students are given below :-

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment is implementing the following centrally sponsored schemes for providing pre-matric and post-matric scholarships to SC/OBC students. All these schemes are implemented by the State Governments/UT administrations, which are provided Central assistance in accordance with the funding pattern of each scheme.

1. Scheme of Post Matric Scholarships to the Students belonging to Scheduled Castes for Studies in India:

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the Scheduled castes students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. The financial assistance includes maintenance allowance, reimbursement of non-refundable compulsory fee charged by educational institutions, Book Bank facility and other allowances.

Income ceiling:- The scholarship is to be paid to the students whose parent’s/guardian’s income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 1.00 lakh per annum.

Date of last revision:- The scheme was last revised w.e.f. 1-4-2003. The proposal for further revision is under consideration.

2. Scheme of Pre Matric Scholarships to the children of those engaged in unclean occupation:

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the children of scavengers, sweepers having traditionally link with scavenging, flayers and tanners, irrespective of their religion, to pursue education upto matriculation level. The target group covers SC students also. The State Governments and Union Territory Administrations implement the Scheme. The financial assistance includes monthly scholarship and annual adhoc grant. The Scheme covers eligible students studying in Class I to X.

Income ceiling:- There is no income ceiling prescribed under the scheme.

3. Scheme of Post Matric Scholarships to the OBC Students:

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance to the OBC students studying at post matriculation or post-secondary stage to enable them to complete their education. The financial assistance includes maintenance allowance, reimbursement of non-refundable compulsory fee charged by educational institutions, Book Bank facility and other allowances.

Income ceiling:- The scholarship is to be paid to the students whose parent’s/guardian’s income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 44,500/- per annum.

4. Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarships to the OBC Students:

Under this scheme, scholarships are awarded to the students belonging to OBCs from Class-I to Class-X for day scholars and from Class-III to Class-X for hostellers. The duration of Scholarship in an academic year is 10 months. The scholarship is tenable in such institutions and for such pre-matriculation courses, which have been duly recognised by the concerned State Government/Union Territory administration. The financial assistance includes maintenance allowance and adhoc-grants.

Income ceiling:- The scholarship is to be paid to the students whose parent’s/guardian’s income from all sources does not exceed Rs. 44,500/- per annum.

The scholarship schemes are revised from time to time, keeping in view various factors including increase in Consumer Price Index (CPI) and availability of funds.

The proposal to increase the income ceiling, scholarship rates and other allowances under these schemes, except the “Pre-matric scholarship scheme for children of those engaged in unclean occupation” (which was last revised with effect from 1.4.2008), is under consideration. However, it is not possible to indicate a time-frame in this regard.

This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

10th ALL INDIA ENGINEERING/ARCHITECTURE ENTRANCE EXAMINATION ON 24 th APRIL 2011-CBSE

Central Board of Secondary Education
All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination, Unit
P.S.1-2, Institutional Area, I.P. Extn., Patparganj,
Delhi-110092

PRESS RELEASE

As per directives of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, the 10th All India Engineering/Architecture Entrance Examination for admission to various NITs, IIITs, Deemed Universities and for few State Institutions will be conducted by Central Board of Secondary Education, New Delhi on 24th April, 2011 (Sunday) for admission to B.E./B.Tech. and B.Arch./B. Planning courses. Sale of Information Bulletin will start from 15th December,2010 from various branches of Banks/Institutions/Regional Offices of the Board.
However, for those willing to apply online, the facility for submission of online application will be available from 23rd November, 2010. This year, for the first time, the Board has also made facility available for appearing in online examination for one lac candidates on first come first served basis in select 20
cities with a capacity of 5000 per city. The detailed information is also available on AIEEE Website i.e. www.aieee.nic.in
(PITAM SINGH)
DIRECTOR(SPL.EXAMS

Source:CBSE
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Study Leave for Fellowships offered by reputed Institutes DOPT

NO. 13023/2/2008- Estt.( L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
****

New Delhi, the 18th November, 2010

Office Memorandum

Sub: Study Leave for Fellowships offered by reputed Institutes

Study Leave is normally granted to a Government Servant for a course of study having direct and close connection with the sphere of his duty. However, it can also be granted for studies which may not be closely or directly connected with the work of a Government Servant, but wliich are capable of widening his mind in a manner likely to improve his abilities as a civil servant and to equip him better to collaborate with those employed in other branches of the public service. Keeping in view the above spirit, this Department had allowed Study Leave to those selected for the award of Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowships in relaxation of the rules.

2. In light of the above, this Department is examining the feasibility of bringing more Fellowships under the purview of Study Leave, on the same terms and conditions as the Jawaharlal Nehru Fellowships. All Ministries/Department are requested to provide relevant /requisite inputs regarding fellowships offered by reputed institutions which may be of benefit to their area of work. It would be appreciated if the feed back is received by the under signed by 15th December 2010. The same may be mailed to the under signed at pads@nic.in.



  (Simmi R.Nakra)
Director

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Friday, November 19, 2010

NO PLANS TO INVEST GENERAL PROVIDENT FUND (GPF) IN STOCK MARKET-FIN MIN

NEW DELHI: The Centre today said in the Lok Sabha that it does not intend to invest the provident fund of government employees, estimated at Rs 83,363 crore, in stock market.

Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena said "no" to a written question whether the government proposed to invest a part of the General Provident Fund (GFP) corpus in the stock market.

"The accumulations in the GPF is kept in the Public Account of India . Hence, there is no compromise on the safety of the GPF accumulation," the Minister said, adding the total corpus as on March 31, 2009 was Rs 83,363 crore.

GPF maintains the pension fund of government employees, while Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) manages retirement fund of private and public sector enterprises.

"As regards to return of GPF accumulations of the central government employees, the interest rate (eight per cent per annum) was fixed to average secondary market yields on government securities of similar maturity," Meena said.

Of the total corpus as on March 31, 2009, the largest chunk of Rs 45,733 crore was from the civil head, followed by Rs 21,578 crore from defence sector and Rs 16,052 from from railways.

Investment of PF money in stock market has been an issue of contention over past few years with partisan views both for and against such a step.

Source:economictimes
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Filling up of Vacancies for Reserved Categories in Railways


Filling up of vacancies in Group C and D in Railways is a continuous process done through Railway Recruitment Boards and Railway Recruitment Cells. Candidates from amongst the SCs/STs and backward communities (OBCs) are selected against the reserved quota as provided in the Constitution. The prescribed limits of reservation i.e. 15 % for SCs, 7.5% for STs and 27% for OBCs are adhered to while filling up the vacancies. Process of filling up of backlog vacancies for reserved categories identified as on 01.11.2008 is underway through a Special Recruitment Drive.

As far as sportspersons are concerned, their recruitment against sports quota in India Railways is done purely on the basis of specified sports achievements of candidates. To cater the needs of talented sportspersons of all regions of the country, setting up of Sports Academies at major cities i.e. Delhi, Secunderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Mumbai have been announced in Railway Budget 2010-11.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

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Thursday, November 18, 2010

Stand-alone Dialysis Centre set up by CGHS at Sadip Nagar on PPP Mode

No:25-30/-09- CGHS/SZ/Pt. II
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108

Dated the 1st September, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Stand-alone Dialysis Centre set up by CGHS at Sadip Nagar on PPP Mode

The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS beneficiaries in Deitti who have to undergo maintenance haemodialysis are finding it difficult to have the same done either in Government hospitals or in private hospitals empanelled under CGHS, Delhi. Considering the sparse available haemodialysis facility available, it was decided by the CGHS to start maintenance haemodialysis in partnership with private sector service provider on a PPP mode. After a thorough examination of the available resources in Delhi, CGHS has been successful in setting up a stand-alone dialysis unit in Sadiq Nagar Weilness Centre (a.k.a. dispensary), in collaboration with
M/s Alliance Medicos (India) Limited, which will commence functioning with effect from Monday the 6th September, 2010.

2. All CMO ilc of Weilness Centres are requested to take note of the new facility that has become available and to give wide publicity to the same in their Weilness Centres for the benefit of CGHS beneficiaries registered with them and refer the interested beneficiaries to the dialysis centre at Sadiq Nagar.

3. All Ministries I Departments are also requested to take note of the new facility that has become available and publicise the same in their for the benefit of CGHS beneficiaries registered with them and refer the interested beneficiaries to the dialysis centre at Sadiq Nagar.

[R Ravi]
Director

[Tel: 2306 3483]

Source:www.mohfw.nic.in
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Voluntary Retirement Scheme in Railways

Safety Related Retirement Scheme (SRRS) was introduced in January 2004 exclusively for two frontline safety categories i.e.. Drivers and Gangmen. The ward of the employee seeking retirement under the scheme is considered for appointment in the respective category subject to fulfillment of eligibility/suitability etc. The existing scheme has been renamed as Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety Staff (LARSGESS) and will cover all safety categories including Gangman with grade pay of Rs. 1800/-. The condition of having minimum 33 years qualifying service has been reduced to minimum 20 years and the eligibility age group from 55-57 years to 50-57 years. However, in the case of Drivers, the condition of qualifying service i.e. 33 years and eligibility age group i.e. 55-57 will remain the same.

The scheme will result in younger workforce and boost morale of staff by way of provision of job to their eligible dependent wards.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha on 12.11.2010.

Source:pib

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Departmental proceedings against Government servants - consultation with the Union Public Service Commission for advice.

No.39011,/12/2009 Estt-(B)
Government of India
Mlnistry of Personnel public  Grievances and Pension
(Department of Personnel  & Training) ...
New Delhi, dated the 16th November, 20l0
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-Departmental proceedings against Government servants - consultation with the Union Public Service Commission. for advice.
The undersigned is directed to say that the existing Instructions Issued by this department provide that the disciplinary proceedings taken against Government servants should be processed and completed expeditiously. Occasionally, the charged officers approach the Court to quash the disciplinary proceedings and in many such cases the Courts give direction to the Government to complete the proceedings with in a time limit preferred by the Court. In certain Instances the Government make  further time from the Court and in certain other Instances, the petitioners file contempt petitions for not having completed the proceedings as per the Court order. In many of such cases, the UPSC has to be consulted as per the existing regulations, before final orders are issued.

2. The UPSC has brought to the notice of this Department that in the above cases, some Ministries/Departments have stated in the affidavit filed before the Court that the matter has  been pending with the UPSC and the delay in completing the proceedings was due to the delay in receipt of advice from the UPSC although such cases had been returned by the Commission to the Administrative Ministry to rectify the deficiencies noted by it. In this  connection, attention of Ministries/Departments is drawn to this Department's OM of even number dated 10.5.2010 and 14.9.2010 in which it has been reiterated that the Commission generally takes 3-4 months to render its  advice after the complete case records have been received by the Commission and that the Ministries/Department. should ensure that the prescribed proforma for sending the case records to the UPSC  filled with due care and attention to avoid any back reference by the Commission to rectify the deficiencies. A case  may not be taken as delayed on the part of UPSC if the Commission has returned the same to the Administrative Ministry to remove deficiencies.

3. All Ministries/Department  are requested that in cases where the Courts are being apprised the time taken in finalizing a disciplinary proceeding through affidavit, information in regard to the pendency of the matter before the Union Public Service Commission may be correctly projected.

(C.A.Subramanian)
Director

Source:www.persmin.nic.in
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Income Ceiling for Scholarship to backward Classes students.

The present income ceiling  for extending the assistance under the Pre and Post Matric Scholarship Schemes for Scheduled Castes, Minority and Other Backward Classes students is as under :-

Category   Pre Matric Scholarship Scheme Post Matric Scholarship Scheme 
 Scheduled Castes  --  Parents/guardians income
 from all sources does not exceed
 Rs.1.00 Lakhs per annum.
 Minorities  Not exceeding Rs.1.00 lakhs
 per annum.
 Not exceeding Rs.2.00 lakhs 
per annum.
 OBCs.  Parents/guardians income
 from all sources does not exceed
 Rs.44,500/- per annum.
 Parents/guardians income from
 all sources does not exceed 
Rs.44,500/- per annum.


The income ceiling under Post Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Castes and OBCs is under revision. Efforts are made to do so at the earliest.
         This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a question in the Lok   Sabha today.

Source:pib
                                                        
    
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Friday, November 12, 2010

AGENDA ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION AT THE MEETING OF THE NATIONAL COUNCIL -CONFEDERATION OF CG EMPLOYEES

Secretary general of CCGEW has published a notice in his blog on 11-11-2010.CGE PORTAL reproduce the same for your information.

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
Chq: Manishinath Bhawan
A2/95 Rajouri Garden
New Delhi. 100 027.

Website:confederationhq.blogspot.com.
E mail. Confederation06@yahoo.co.in.
Dated: 11th November, 2010

N O T I C E


Notice is hereby given for a meeting of the National Council of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers, on 1st December, 2010 at DGFAFLI, Ministry of Labour, Central Labour Institute, Chunabhatti Road, Sion, Mumbai – 400 022.  The meeting will commence at 10.00 a.m. and will continue till the agenda items are discussed and concluded.  The following is the agenda for discussion at the meeting.

1.          Review of the 7th September Strike (The State Committee will place written report).

2.         Finalisation of Charter of Demands. (Members may send in item for inclusion in the Charter well before the National Council Meeting).

3.         Reporting on issues pending at the National Anomaly and MACP Committee meetings.

4.         Issues taken up before the National Council (Members may send fresh item with explanatory memorandum, the problem faced by various states in respect of CGHS facilities may be submitted separately).

5.         Steps to be taken to improve the participation of Central Government Employees in the common struggles of the working class.

6.         Finalisation of programmes of action.

7.         Organisational review (State Committees and applications for affiliations).

8.         Any other matter with the permission of the Chair.



K.K.N.Kutty
Secretary General.

To,

All National Council Members

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EPFO launches online settlement of claims

Regional PF Commissioner Ajeet Kumar launching the computerisation project at the Sub Regional PF office in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday. Photo: Special Arrangement
Thanks to the implementation of a computerisation project, Provident Fund (PF) subscribers, who come under the purview of the Visakhapatnam Sub Regional Office of Employees PF Organisation (EPFO), can hereafter be assured of early settlement of PF claims.

Regional PF Commissioner Ajeet Kumar issued the first cheque under the new application software, minutes after launching the first phase of the modernisation project at the EPFO here on Wednesday. The cheque was paid through the National Electronic Fund Transfer (NEFT) system through which the proceeds of the cheque would be credited to the member’s account within three days.

Interacting with the media after the launch, he said that claims that have been submitted on Tuesday have already been processed. In all, 10 claims have been processed minutes after the launch of the new system. Though he didn’t rule out initial hiccups in the system that could sometimes lead to delay in processing of claims by a couple of days, he said that the project was designed to provide efficient, accessible and timely services to the member subscribers and employers.

Mr. Ajeet Kumar said that the greatest advantage of the system was that it provides complete transparency and responsiveness in the processing of claims. As soon as the claims were received the data would be uploaded and there was no chance of jumping the queue or changing the order of priority.

He said that intra-office integration has already been done and inter-office integration was expected to be completed by January next year. In the final phase, that was expected to be completed by December next year, all the member subscribers and employers would be given user id (identity). The subscribers could check their accounts online and employers could also make payment online. The system would enable the EPFO to issue notices to defaulting employers through the system.

The computerisation project would benefit 8,03,967 EPF members of 7,585 establishment under the territorial jurisdiction of Visakhapatnam SRO, which covers Srikakulam, Vizianagaram and Visakhapatnam districts.

Source:The hindu
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Promotion of Assistant to the grade of Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on ad-hoc basis

No.6/9/2010-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
*****
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003
Dated the 11th November, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion of Assistant to the grade of Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on ad-hoc basis.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OMs No.6/5/2010-CS-I(S) dated 30.08.2010 and 04.11.2010 on the subject mentioned above.

2. Considering the fact that posts are lying vacant in the Section Officers’ Grade in various Ministries/Departments mainly on account of litigation, it has been decided that eligible Assistants (who have completed 8 years of approved service in the grade of Assistant) upto SCSLs 1999 (General Category), upto SCSLs 2000 (SC Category) and upto SCSLs 2002 (ST Category) may be promoted to the grade of Section Officer on ad-hoc basis to the extent of vacant posts available in the Cadre Units upto 01.12.2010. The ad-hoc promotion/appointment would be subject to the following conditions:-

(i) The period of ad-hoc promotion would be upto 31.03.2011 or till the regular Section Officers are made available, whichever is earlier;

(ii) The ad-hoc appointments shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of Section Officers for regular appointment cr to claim seniority in the Section Officers grade of CSS;

(iii) Ad-hoc appointments would continue till regular candidates in Section Officer Grade are available either through Seniority Quota or Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE). In the event of the ad-hoc appointees not qualifying for regular appointment in either of these two categories, they will be reverted to the Assistants’ Grade on availability of such regular officers from the date they (regular Section Officers) join duty in their respective cadre units allotted to them by this Department;

(iv) The effective date of ad-hoc promotion in respect of those found fit and clear from vigilance angle would be the date from which the officer concerned joins duty in Section Officers’ grade in his own cadre unit.

3. If any of the Officers, who is eligible for promotion in Section Officer grade on ad-hoc basis and is on deputation, he/she may be given option to revert within one month with a view to avail of the promotion on ad-hoc basis

4. All the Cadre Units are requested to take urgent action to conduct DPCs in respect of all the Assistants within the Zone prescribed as at Para 2 above and to promote eligible Assistants to the grade of Section Officer on ad-hoc basis to the extent of vacancies available upto 1st December, 2010. A copy of the appointment order may be endorsed to this Department.

5. The recommendations of the DPC in respect of the remaining eligible Assistants in the above zone, who are clear from vigilance angle and cannot be promoted by 01.12.2010 within the Cadre Unit due to lack of vacancies, may be forwarded to this Division immediately,

latest 01.12.2010
by so that they could be promoted against existing vacancies in SO grade elsewhere,as indicated in this Department’s OM NO 6/5/2010-CS-I(S) dated 04.11.2010.

6. It has also been decided that the period of promotion allowed upto 31.12.2010,in the case of existing ad-hoc section officers may be extended upto 31.03.2011 subject to the conditions as prescribed in para 2 above of this OM

7. After the completion of the process as indicated in Para 4 & 5 above, all the Cadre Units are requested to convey the following information immediately latest by 01.12.2010:

i) The details of the Assistants promoted on ad-hoc basis in SO grade after the issue of this order (Annexure- I).

ii) DPC recommendations in respect of the remaining eligible Assistants in the zone prescribed as indicated in Para 5 above (Annexure-II).

iii) The details of the eligible Assistants in SCSLs 2000 to 2002(Gen.) and SCSLs 2001 to 2002(SC) (Annexure -III).


(M.C.Luther)
Director

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
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Thursday, November 11, 2010

SBI employees to go on two-day strike from Nov 25

Around 2.5 lakh employees of State Bank of India (SBI) will go on strike for two days from November 25 protesting against new pension scheme and demanding redressal of wage related issues.

"Around 2.5 lakh staffers of SBI including 80,000 officers will go on a two day strike from November 25 to protest against the new pension scheme and to press for redressal of wage related issues," General Secretary of All India State Bank Officers' Federation, G D Nadaf told reporters here.

He said they were opposed to the National Pension Scheme in SBI, adding that they want pension at the rate of 50 per cent of the last drawn pay, without ceiling.

We want that our long pending wage related issues to be sorted out, Nadaf added.

He said they were opposed to financial penalty for error in opening of bank accounts. "We are opposed to this system where we have to pay Rs 100 for an error in opening account," he said.

He warned to go on an indefinite strike from the last week of December this year, if their demands were not met.

Source:economictimes
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EPFO kicks off process of appointing fund managers

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has kicked-off the process of appointing fund mangers for its huge corpus of over Rs. 3 lakh crore, for a period of three years starting April 1, 2011.

“We have decided to invite Expression of Interest (EoI) from four credit rating agencies, who will help EPFO appoint fund managers and also monitor their performance for three years (starting April 1, 2011),” said an EPFO official.

He said the decision to invite EoIs, at the earliest, from the rating agencies - Crisil, Fitch, ICRA and CARE -- was taken at the five-member committee of EPFO yesterday.

The official added that the panel was mandated to invite EoIs from agencies that have been accredited by market regulator SEBI, and have a minimum of 10 years of operations in the country.

The successful bidder will be required to provide consultancy assistance to EPFO for appointment of fund managers, besides evaluating their performance on quarterly basis.

Under the present contract, which will expire on March 31, 2011, Crisil is evaluating the performance of fund managers on quarterly basis.

Crisil had also assisted the EPFO to appoint the four fund mangers ICICI Pru, HSBC, Reliance Capital and SBI in August 2008. The term of all these four fund mangers too would expire on March 31, 2011.

EPFO’s apex decision making body Central Board of Trustees (CBT), headed by Labour Minister, had decided at its meeting on September 15, to constitute a five member committee with one each from employees’ and employers’ representative.

The other three members were to be nominated by Central Provident Fund Commission, which include Financial Advisor and Chief Accounts Offices (EPFO) Abhay Kumar Singh and Regional Provident Fund Commissioners K L Goyal and Shyam Sunder.

The panel is expected to appoint the consultant by November 30. The credit rating agency would then call bids from fund mangers by December 31, which would be opened by January 31.

The short listed fund mangers’ name would be sent to EPFO’s advisory body Finance and Investment Committee (FIC).

The recommendations of FIC in this regard would be placed before CBT in February, generally upheld by trustees.

Source:The hindu
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BANKS CAN FREEZE ACCOUNTS THAT'S UNUSED FOR TWO YEARS

How many accounts do you have and how many do you actually use? If you don’t withdraw money or carry out any transaction from your account through the bank’s ATM , branch or website, for a period of more than a year, the bank terms your account as inactive. If the account is kept unused for almost two years, it is classified as ‘dormant’. If your account is being classified as ‘inactive’, you cannot operate it through the ATM/phone or internet banking.

The reason is that bank systems do not identify inactive accounts. Different banks follow different criteria to define such accounts. For HDFC Bank, it’s out 12 months, ICICI Bank —15 months while foreign banks like Citibank, HSBC and Standard Chartered Bank classify an account as inoperative if no transactions have taken place for two years.

According to the IBA model policy on bank deposits, banks have the right to transfer such unused accounts to a separate dormant / inoperative account status. But the bank has to inform the depositor of all the relevant charges applicable on such dormant / inoperative accounts before they freeze their accounts. Most bigwigs such as SBI , HDFC Bank or ICICI Bank do not charge any penalty. Barclays Bank charges a penalty of `250 excluding service tax.

However, you can’t use the account or any banking service linked to the account. If the account has been ‘inactive’ for more than a year, you have to give a letter for activation of the account signed by each of the account holders. You are also required to submit a photo identity such as a passport, driving license, etc. for each account holder.

All account holders (including joint account holders) have to visit the bank in person. If you hold an account for some share dividends or for some investment reasons, ensure you carry out transactions once in while in such unused bank accounts. This saves you from the trouble of reactivating the account and the costs attached (if any).

Withdraw cash at a branch or an ATM, make a cheque payment, and transfer funds through either of the banking channels at least once a year. It will save you the effort of filling forms and visiting the branch to reactivate the account.

Source:economictimes
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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Replacement of the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 22400-24500 by a new HAG scale of Rs. 67000-79000 -regarding.

NO. 1-7/2010-IFD/U.ll
Government of lndia
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
New Delhi, dated the 4th October, 2010
TO,
The Secretary,
University Grants Commission,
Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg,
New Delhi -110002.

Subject:- Replacement of the pre-revised pay scale of Rs. 22400-24500 by a new HAG
scale of Rs. 67000-79000 -regarding.

Sir,
Iam directed to say that the pay scales of the teachers and equivalent cadres in universities
and colleges following the revision of pay scales of Central Government employees on the
recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission were revised vide this Ministry's letter No. 1-
32/2006-U.ll/U.l(i) dated 31.12.2008. According to these orders, as per para 2 (a) (xv), 10% of the
posts of Professors In a Universities shall be in the higher Academic Grade Pay (AGP) of Rs. 12000.

2. Government of india vide its Gazette Notification dated 16Ih July, 2009 have amended the
CCS(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 according to which the Pay Band -4 (Rs. 37400.67000) with grade pay
of Rs. 12000 per month has been replaced by the new HAG scale of Rs. 67000 (annual increment @
3%) -79000 with no grade pay.

3. It has now been decided, with the approval of the Ministry of Finance (Department of
Expenditure) to extend HAG scale of Rs. 67000-79000 without any grade pay in place of AGP of Rs.
12000 per month. The AGP of Rs. 12000 per month does not exist any more. ather conditions of
eligibility to move the above scale of pay will remain the same. However, the ceiling of 10% of such
posts in the Central Universities and the criteria for eligibility and for performance evaluation for this
will remain unchanged.

4. Accordingly, there is a need to amend/rnodify the UGC Pay Regulations, 2010 to incorporate
these orders. Itis requested that the UGC Pay Regulations, 2010 may be modifiedlamended and this
may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Yours faithfully,
.(Rajender Kalwani)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Infrastructure to expand vocational training: 1500 Industrial Training Institutes and 5000 Skill Development Centers in Public Private Partnership

Survey conducted by National Sample Survey Organization (NSSO) during 2004-05 in its 61st round, the total labour force is 45 Crore out of which employment in the organized sector is 2.6 Crore. The training capacity of 2076 Government run Industrial Training Institutes ITIs and 5529 privately run Industrial Training Centers ITCs as on 30.9.2009 was 4.23 lakh & 6.38 lakh respectively with a total seating capacity of 10.63 lakh.

A project titled “Kaushal Vikas Yojana” has been undertaken to set up 1500 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) and 5000 Skill Development Centers (SDCs) in Public Private Partnership (PPP). These ITIs and SDCs are proposed to be set up preferably in un-serviced and disadvantage blocks, (Blocks where no ITIs/ITCs exists) , hilly areas, difficult areas, borders areas to reduce the regional imbalance in the skill development opportunities. On an average one ITI will train 400 persons in long term courses and one SDC will train 600 persons in short term courses. Thus on completion of the project, total seating capacity under this scheme will be 36 lakh. In addition to above, the trend in expansion of ITCs is likely to continue.

The Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri Harish Rawat gave this information in reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Proposal for Raising Retirement Age of medical Professionals

A proposal was received from Medical Council of India (MC I) for raising retirement age of medical teachers from 65 years to 70 years.

The Ministry has approved the proposal on 28th October 2010.

This information was given by Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Shri Dinesh Trivedi in written reply to a question raised in Rajya Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Leakage of Examination Papers for Clerks in Western Naval Command

The examination conducted for appointment of 175 clerks in Western Naval Command HQs was cancelled owing to leakage of papers. Five persons including one service officer and two civilian officers of Navy have been arrested by the CBI. In Navy, the norms and procedure of selection process are well defined and in conformity with the procedure prevalent in various recruiting agencies of the government. Adequate precautionary and preventive measures are being taken at all levels to avoid recurrence of such incidents by strengthening the vigilance processes at various stages of question paper handling.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Motilal Vora and Shri Satyavrat Chaturvedi in Rajya Sabha today.

Source:pib

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DEFENCE MINISTER PRESENTS AWARDS TO DEFENCE PSUs/ORDNANCE FACTORIES

Antony Presents Awards to Defence PSUs /Ordnance Factories

Shri AK Antony presented the Defence Minister's Awards for Excellence for the year 2008-09 to Ordnance Factories and Defence Public Sector Undertakings at a function here  today. The list of recipients is as follows:-

Institutional Awards

(a)       Excellence in Performance (Trophy) – BEML Ltd.
(b)       Best Performance in Exports (Trophy) – Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd.

Division / Factory / Shipyard Awards

(a)       Best Performing Division -           Bharat Electronics Ltd.,  
among DPSUs (Trophy)    Mil Com SBU, Bengaluru

(b)       Best Performing Factory -           Ordnance Factory Dehu Road, Pune
of OFB Fy (Trophy)                      
          
(c)       Best Performing              -              Mazagon Dock Limited, Mumbai
Shipyard (Trophy)          

Group / Individual Awards (Rs. 1,00,000 each)

Import Substitution

(a)       Bharat Electronics Limited, Bengaluru for Design and Development of LHP 265D Radio Set and its accessories. (Import substitution for the existing M/s Tadiran make HF Radio PRC 6020).




Design Efforts

(a)       R&D Technology Division BEML Ltd. Bengaluru for Design and development of Intermediate Cars for DMRC RS4 Project.

(b)       Shri S.D. Dolhare, Manager Mazagon Dock Limited for Implementation of  Integrated Bridge concept in the MDL constructed warships.

(c)       Kite Project Group, BEL, Hyderabad for Design and Development of Radar Band ESM System Kite MK-II

Innovation

(a)       Bharat Electronics Limited for Design, Development and Manufacture of Cooled Thermal Camera in MWIR (3-5 Micro meter band) for Fly catcher Radar.

(b)       GM, Ordnance Factory, Dehu Road for process improvement of delay manufacturing of Mortar Bomb 51mm, Illg/Red/Green & smoke


Source:pib
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Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Pensioners' woes double, but depositors cry less

Complaints from pensioners have almost doubled in a year’s time while those from depositors have halved and credit card and direct selling agents have come down, shows the Trends and Progress report 2010-11 , released by RBI on Monday.

Banks received as many as 4,831 complaints from pensioners against 2,916 a year ago while depositors’ complaints have reduced from 6,708 to 3,681 in 2010-11 .

Banking ombudsmen received a total of 79,266 complaints compared with 69,117 in the previous year, up 14.7%. It may be recalled that RBI deputy governor KC Chakrabarty had pointed out in the annual report on banking ombudsmen that “it may be needed to tie up customer experience outcomes to regulatory capital” to improve customer service. “Looking forward, a customer service ratingbased approach with quantitative parameters ultimately linked to its capital can serve such a purpose,” he had said.

Mr Chakrabarty had indicated that the move to charge higher capital would be in line with the ultimate aim of regulation to move towards an outcomebased approach where customer outcomes can be quantitatively measured and regulatory response formulated accordingly.

The report shows that the share of complaints have declined for new private banks and foreign banks to 15.1% from 17.5% a year ago. However, it should be noted that the share of banking assets of foreign lenders declined from 7.2% from 8.5% last year while that of new private banks in India fell from 15.2% to 14.6% a year ago.

The RBI report pointed out that the share of complaints regarding credit and debit cards has fallen over the previous year. This could be partly because banks have begun following very conservative policy in issuing cards and have been issuing mainly to their customers.

Meanwhile, the share of complaints for the SBI group has increased from 27.2% to 30.1%. However, it should be noted that the SBI group has 25% market share and it has been rapidly increasing its branches from 15,953 in 2009-10 and touched 18,114 in 2010-11 . The share of complaints from nationalised banks — PSU banks, other than the SBI group — was almost one-fourth against 22.4% a year ago.

Chennai had the highest number of complaints at 12,727 against 10,381 a year ago, followed by New Delhi at 12,045 against 10,473 the previous year. Mumbai recorded 10,558 complaints against 9,631 a year ago.

Source:Economictimes

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West Bengal govt declares 8 per cent DA

The West Bengal government today declared eight per cent dearness allowance for its employees and those belonging to government-aided institutions.

With effect from December 1, 2010, the government will provide the first instalment of DA for its staff, teachers, non-teaching employees of aided educational institutions, panchayats, municipalities, municipal corporations, public undertakings and statutory authorities, a finance department statement said.

The raised DA will benefit at least 10 lakh employees of the state government, teachers and staff of those state-aided institutions, the release said.

There will also be a corresponding increase in the pension of the state government and above organisations, thus benefiting nearly 4.6 lakh pensioners, the release said.

Source:pti
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Monday, November 08, 2010

Clarifications regarding pay fixation of existing Group `D’ Employees in the revised pay structure

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

S. No. PC-VI/236
No.PC-VI/2008/I/3/1

RBE No.162/2010
New Delhi, dated 08.11.2010

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

Subject: Clarifications regarding pay fixation of existing Group `D’ Employees in the revised pay structure.

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 12.01.2009 wherein clarifications were provided regarding various aspects of placement of the existing Group ‘D’ employees in the revised pay structure.

2 As per the clarification at Sl.No.1 of Railway Board’s letter dated 12.01.2009, those regular Group `D’ employees who did not posses the minimum qualification and who have retired/died in harness between 01.01.2006 and date of notification of Revised Pay Rules, 2008 will be granted pay band -IS and the grade pay corresponding to their pre-revised pay scale as notified in Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

3. The aforesaid issue was raised in the 46th Ordinary Meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 15 May, 2010 and the Staff Side had requested that the cases relating to the non-matriculate class IV employees who retired or died between January 2006 and the date of Notification of Revised Pay Rules, without any re-training be re-considered and such employees should be granted the benefit by re-fixing their pension/family pension at par with those employees who were retrained and whose pay was fixed in PS-1 with grade pay of Rs.1800/-.

4. The request of Staff Side on the subject has been considered by the Government and it has been decided that the regular Group ‘D’ non-matriculate employees who died in harness or have retired between 01.01.2006 and the date of notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, i.e. 04.09.2008, from the Railways would also be placed in PB-1 with grade pay of Rs. 1800 with effect from 01.01.2006. It should however be ensured that if any non-matriculate regular Group `D’ employees have been on leave due to which they could not be retrained, they should be retrained immediately on joining duty.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways,

(Koshy Thomas)
Joint Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.

source:www.indianrailways.gov.in
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Promotion of Assistant to the grade of Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on ad-hoc basis

MOST IMMEDIATE
TIME BOUND

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

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market
New Delhi, dated the 04th November, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion of Assistant to the grade of Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on ad-hoc basis.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 30th August, 2010 on the subject mentioned above.

2. All the Cadre Units were requested to promote the eligible Assistants (who have completed 8 years of approved service, as per CSS Rules, 2009) upto SCSLs 1998 (General Category), upto SCSLs 1999 (SC Category) and upto SCSLs 2001 (ST Category) to the grade of Section Officer to the extent of vacant post available within the Cadre Units. Ad-hoc promotion of eligible Assistants to the Grade of SO was restricted within the Cadre Units due to the directions of the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi on 18.10.2006 in WP(C) No. 15985/2006 filed by Shri J. L Bhan and Ors. The said case has now been disposed off by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi on 16.9.2010.

3. In view of the above, all the Cadre Units, where eligible Assistants are available in the above zone but not yet promoted, on account of lack of vacancies, are now requested to conduct the DPC in respect of the remaining eligible Assistants also who are covered within the zone prescribed, expeditiously and forward their names to this Division immediately, latest by 01.12.2010 so that they could be promoted at the earliest against existing vacancies in SO Grade.

4. It may kindly be ensured that the names of only such Assistants who are clear from vigilance angle may be forwarded to this Department..

(M.C. LUTHER)
Director(CS.I)

Source:www.persmin.nic.in
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FIXATION OF PAY OF RE-EMPLOYED PENSIONERS

No. 3/19/2009 Estt. Pay II
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances 8 Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, the 8th November 2010
Office Memorandum

Subject: Fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners -Treatment of Military
service Pay

The undersigned is directed to refer to the orders issued vide OM dated
5.4.2010 on fixation of pay of re-employed pensioners. These orders inter-alia lay
down that on re-employment in civilian organizations, Military Service Pay shall
not be admissible. However, the benefit of MSP given to all retired Defence
Forces officerslpersonnel by reckoning it at the time of calculation of their
pension (notionally in the case of pre-1.1.2006 pensioners) should not be
withdrawn. Accordingly, while the pension of such re-employed pensioners will
include the element of MSP, they will not be granted MSP while working in
civilian organizations.

In the instructions issued by the Ministry of Defence vide their letter No.
1/69/2008/D(Pay/Service) dated 24'h July 2009, Pre-retirement pay has been
defined as under:
(i) In respect of re-employment taking place onlor after 1.1.2006 preretirement
pay for those who retired after 1.1.2006 means the pay in
the pay band plus grade pay but inclusive of Non-Practicing
Allowance (NPA) if any, last drawn before retirement.

(ii) In case of officers who retired before 1 .I ,2006 and also those who retired
after 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scales without opting for the revised
pay scales promulgated on or after 1.1.2006 the pay will be basic pay
including stagnating increment and Rank pay plus the Dearness pay and
Dearness allowance drawn at the time of retirement.

As per these orders, for pre-2006 retirees rank pay is included as a part of
pay but for post -2006 retirees, the MSP is not reckoned in the pre-retirement pay
for the purposes of pay fixation on re-employment. However, for pension
purposes the reckonable emoluments are - basic pay + grade pay + MSP + NPA
wherever admissible. Therefore, while MSP is not taken into consideration for
the purposes of pay fixation on re-employment, the element of MSP in pension is
deducted.

It has been decided in consultation with the Department of Expenditure,
that since the element of MSP is not reckoned in the pay fixation on reemployment,
it need not be reduced from the pension either. Hence. In respect
of all those Defence officers/personnel, whose pension contains an element of
MSP, that need not be deducted from the pay fixed on re-employment.

( Mu k e s h  Chaturvedi )
Deputy Secretary
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Sunday, November 07, 2010

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE JAN 2011, MAY EASILY REACH 50%.

Central government employees always welcome the announcement of dearness allowance .Now the expectations are doubled in Dearness Allowance(DA),because" DA January 2011" is a major step up to the government employees .All fixed allowances will increase up to 25% ,if the dearness allowance cross over 50%.

In july 2010, 10 % DA announced by central government .Earlier it was 35%. Hence in  the month of September Central government employees received 45% DA and its  arrears.

July AICPIN was 178,August AICPIN was also 178, and September AICPIN was 179 .According to this index number, DA  stands now at 48.6%, so  DA may reach  easily to  50% with in three months.

Confederation of central govt employees and workers Secretary General published a circular in his blog on 30-10-2010.In that he mentioned about " DA  Jan 2011" .  They decided to adopt a comprehensive charter in the next meeting of the national council.
Central government employees are confident that the DA component will cross over 50% and will  enjoy the benifits of increasing fixed allowances.
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