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Friday, March 30, 2012

Indian Forest Service Examination, 2011 Results Announced -UPSC

            Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the final result of Indian Forest Service Examinaiton-2011.  The written examination for this exam was held by UPSC in July, 2011 and the personality test in March 2012. The list contains names of 85 candidates, including 33 belonging to Other Backward Classes, 14 to the Scheduled Castes, 06 to the Scheduled Tribes.  The list also contains names of 01 candidate each belonging to PH-2(Blindness or low vision) and PH-3(Hearing impairment) category.

            Appointment to the Service will be made by the Government according to the number of vacancies available and fulfilling of other criteria.  The number of vacancies intimated by the Government is 85 (Eighty Five).

            The figures given before the names in the list indicate the Roll Number of the candidates.

            The candidature of thirteen candidates with Roll No. 001412, 001509, 003495, 007600, 009142, 011118, 012506, 026509, 032187, 036021, 038499, 39683 & 048802   is provisional.

            UPSC has a “Facilitation Counter” near Examination Hall in its campus. Candidates can obtain any information / clarification on the working days between 1000 hrs. to 1700 hrs. in person or over  telephone  Nos.23385271 /23381125/23098543.  The Result will also be available on the UPSC web site, i.e. http://www.upsc.gov.in.  Marks of candidates are likely to be uploaded on this website (for access to individual candidates on query basis) within the next three weeks for a reasonable period of time.

Following is the list, in order of merit, of the candidates who have been recommended for appointment to the Indian Forest Service based on the result of the Indian Forest Service.

        S.No.                        ROLL No.                                     NAME      

             1                            021446                            R KEERTHI
             2                            013229                            ARASHDEEP SINGH
             3                            030034                            GIRISH KUMAR MISHRA
             4                            011118                            VAANATHI M M
             5                            022640                            HIMANSHU GUPTA
             6                            018919                            HOSHING VIVEK VIJAY
             7                            013908                            HAIRATJIT KAUR
             8                            026487                            DEVESH KUMAR MAHLA
             9                            046292                            SUNDARESH BABU M
             10                          057335                            DIMPI BORA
             11                          020314                            TIRUMALA RAVIKIRAN
             12                          001874                            SANJAY KUMAR CHAUHAN
             13                          042337                            RAVINDER KUMAR
             14                          011806                            AJAY CHITTORA
             15                          030460                            UJJWAL KUMAR
             16                          007909                            R MURUGAN
             17                          017699                            VANJULAVALLI SRIDHAR
             18                          006409                            MARIA CHRISTU RAJA D
             19                          056696                            PREETI BHANDARI
             20                          000374                            SUMESH SOMAN
             21                          044136                            KUMAR ASHISH
             22                          019027                            AMRITA DUTTA
             23                          017341                            PINGALE BHANUDAS NARAYAN
             24                          014991                            AJEETA LONGJAM
             25                          047794                            BRIJENDRA SRIVASTAVA
             26                          003495                            VIDHYA C
             27                          019512                            DHEERAJ MITTAL
             28                          032250                            PATIL SUYOG SUBHASHRAO
             29                          048133                            GANAPATHI K
             30                          063260                            SUNIL SHARMA
             31                          005840                            MOHAMMAD SAJID SULTAN
             32                          034511                            G GURUPRASAD
             33                          038499                            SHRADDHA YADAV
             34                          045556                            SELVAM C
             35                          021542                            KAVITA SINGH
             36                          035991                            PARIHAR ASHWIN JASWANT
             37                          009222                            JAGYANDATT PATI
             38                          046147                            CHANDRA SHEKHAR JOSHI
             39                          022326                            PRIYANSHI SINGH
             40                          023610                            SANJAYA KUMAR BISWAL
             41                          051851                            VIJAY SHANKAR DUBEY
             42                          035758                            SAMARTHA J R
             43                          013986                            KALYAN RAI
             44                          035349                            KSHITIJ KUMAR
             45                          023190                            SURAJ
             46                          004891                            MOHAN RAM
             47                          001412                            NARENDRA BABU S
             48                          031702                            SOURAV CHANDRA
             49                          039683                            MENKA
             50                          004598                            CHANDRASEKARAN BALA N
             51                          036021                            KALYANI
             52                          032187                            ROHANE RAHUL MAROTRAO
             53                          000100                            NISHA RAJ
             54                          011620                            UMA RANI N
             55                          046987                            SAMRAT GOWDA D S
             56                          016475                            MURALI SANKAAR K
             57                          013499                            LAISHRAM CHANU BANDANA
             58                          013183                            ANUP KUMAR SONI
             59                          010653                            SANATH KUMAR N
             60                          005428                            SUNIL KUMAR
             61                          010961                            N ALEMO MICHAEL
             62                          014004                            RAM PRASAD BADANA
             63                          026509                            GURUNATHAN N
             64                          012506                            ALOK KUMAR
             65                          016350                            JAYAKRISHNAN V K
             66                          031478                            BHUVANESWARY J
             67                          027319                            LOVIT BHARATI
             68                          000220                            SAMOM KHELEN SINGH
             69                          028310                            GINNI SINGH
             70                          025248                            SELVAMANI  R
             71                          023888                            MAHENDRA PRATAP SINGH
             72                          009142                            T BEULA EZHIL MATHI
             73                          007600                            ROHINI BALLAVE SAIKIA
             74                          015325                            SIDDHARTH KUMAR AMBEDKAR
             75                          059539                            ARPANA
             76                          037947                            S SARATH BABU
             77                          008487                            BODDU PRAVEENA
             78                          048802                            CHAMAN LAL
             79                          057515                            MAHENDER SINGH
             80                          027500                            DAVINDER SUMAN
             81                          001800                            RAJENDRA SINGH BHARTI
             82                          030801                            LHINGHOIKIM  TOUTHANG
             83                          001509                            ASHOK KUMAR MAHARIYA
             84                          001047                            DEBASIS MAHIMAPRASAD PRADHAN
             85                          010351                            POREDDY SANJEEVA REDDY

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Combined Medical Services Examination, 2012

      The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold  the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2012 on 17th June, 2012.  The examination will be held at various Centers across the country.

            Candidates are required to apply only through online mode.  No other mode is allowed for submission of application.  For details regarding the Eligibility Conditions, Syllabus and Scheme of the examination, Centers of examination, Guidelines for filling up online application form etc., aspirants must refer to the Detailed Notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated  24th March, 2012  or the UPSC website  www.upsc.gov.in

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CCS(Leave) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2012.

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRA ORDINARY, PART II, 
SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION (i) ]

Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 28th March, 2012.

NOTIFICATION

   GSR...(E)... In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, namely: -

   I. (I) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2012.

      (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

   2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, for rule 12, the following rule shalt be substituted, namely:-

   "12.(l) No Government Servant shall be granted leave of any kind for a continuous period exceeding five years.

   (2) Unless the President, in view of the exceptional circumstances of the case, otherwise determines, a Government servant who remains absent from duty for a continuous period exceeding five years other than on foreign service, with or without leave, shall be deemed to have resigned from the Government service:

   Provided that a reasonable opportunity to explain the reasons for such absence shall be given to that Government servant before provisions of sub-rule (2) are invoked”.

[F.No.13026/2/2010-Estt.(L)]

sd/- 
(Mamta Kundra), 
Joint Secretary to the Government of India.

   Note: The principal rules were published vide Notification No. S.O. 940, dated the 8th April,1972 and were last amended vide Notification number G.S.R dated 28th March, 2012.

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CCS(Leave) (Amendment) Rules. 2012.

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY, PART II, 
SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION (i) 1

Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training

Notification

New Delhi, the 28th March, 2012.

   GSR....... In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, namely:-

   I. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) (Amendment) Rules, 2012.

      (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

   2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, in rule 39-D, the following Note shall be inserted, namely:-

   “Note.- The expression ‘permanent absorption’ used in rule 39-D shall mean the appointment of a Government servant in a Public Sector Undertaking or an Autonomous Body, for which he had applied through proper channel and resigns from the Government service to take up that appointment.”

[F.13026/3/2011-Estt.(L)]

sd/- 
(Mamta Kundra) 
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

   Footnote: The principal rules were published vide Notification No.S.O. 940, dated the 8th April, 1972 and were last amended vide Notification number G.S.R. 898(E) dated the 26th December, 2011.

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AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF FEBRUARY 2012

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of February, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood at 199 (one hundred & ninety nine).

During February, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 5 points in Puducherry centre, 4 points each in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Mariani Jorhat centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 30 centres. The index decreased by 5 points in Quilon centre, 3 points each in Tiruchirapally and Salem centres, 2 points in 2 centres, 1 point in 8 centres, while in the remaining 17 centres the index remained stationary.
         
The maximum increase of 5 points in Puducherry centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Curd, Snack Saltish, Country Liquor, Refined Liquor, Shirting Cloth (Synthetic), Bus Fare, Auto-rickshaw Fare, Barber Charges, Flower/Flower Garlands etc. The increase of 4 points each in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Mariani Jorhat centres is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Goat Meat, Fish Fresh, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Electricity Charges, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. The decrease of 5 points in Quilon centre is due to decrease in the prices of Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The decrease of 3 points each in Tiruchirapally and Salem centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Garlic, Tamarind, Chillies Dry, Vegetable items, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc.


The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad
196

2. Bangalore
204

3. Chennai
186

 4. Delhi
182

5. Kolkata
186

6. Mumbai
200

The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of February, 2012 is 7.57% as compared to 5.32% in January, 2012. Inflation based on Food Index attained the level of 5.08% in February, 2012 as compared to 0.49% in January, 2012.

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Thursday, March 29, 2012

One Rank One Pension-Defence

Demand for One Rank One Pension for Retired Army Personnel

The ex-servicemen Associations have been demanding for several years grant of same pension which is granted to new pensioners with same rank and same length of service irrespective of date of retirement, popularly known as "One Rank One Pension" (OROP). The differentials in pension between the past and the new retirees arise on account of the fact that the computation of pension depends on the pay scale of the person at the time of retirement and pension undergoes change as and when the pay scales are revised.

Their requests have been considered by the Government and over the years several improvements have been made in pension of past pensioners in accordance with the recommendations of successive Pay Commissions, as accepted by the Government. The Cabinet Secretary Committee constituted by the Government of India to look into the demand of OROP and related issues gave seven recommendations to reduce the gap between past and current pensioners. All the seven recommendations were accepted and implemented which has significantly reduced the gap between the past and present pensioners and also considerably improved the pension of disabled ex-servicemen. However pension reform is a continuous process.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri A.K. Antony in written reply to Shri T.M. Selvaganapathi in Rajya Sabha today.

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Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2011-2012.

F.No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2011 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Economic Affairs

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012

OFFICE  MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2011-2012.

   The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2011-2012 i.e. from 1st April, 2011 to 31st March, 2012 are revised as under:-


                                                                                                            Rate of 
                                                                                                           Interest
(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)

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GENERAL INFORMATION ON GPF

(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA) 
F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2011 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
(Department of Economic Affairs)

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012

RESOLUTION

   It is announced for general information that during the year 2011 2012, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight per cent) for the period from 1.4.2011 to 30.11.2011 and 8.6% (eight point six percent) with effect from 1.12.2011.  The funds concerned are:—

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

   2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

sd/- 
(Brajendra Navnit) 
Deputy Secretary (Budget)

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Clarification on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents by non-entitled officers/staff.

Controller General of Defence Accounts, 
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC
Dated; 19.3.2012

To
All PCsDAs/CsDA
(Thru CGDA mail server)

Sub:- Clarification on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents by non-entitled officers/staff.

   References are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification on regulating of LTC claims in respect of officials who are not entitled to travel by air but carry out the journey by air (Air lndia/Pvt airlines) on LTC etc. due to unavoidable or other circumstances. Clarifications are also being sought as to whether a non-entitled officer should compulsorily book their air tickets from the authorized agents viz. M/S Barmer & Lawrie & M/S Ashoka Travels etc. as brought out in this HQrs office important circular of even number dated 16/09/20 10 and 24/8/2011.

   2. In this connection attention is invited to this HQrs office letter No.AN/XIV/14162/VI CPC/Circular/Vol.III dated 12/3/2010, forwarding a copy of Govt. of India, DoP&T OM No.31011/2/2006-Estt.(A) dated 11th March 2010 on the above subject. It has been clarified by DoP&T that “restriction of travel by Air India only need not apply to non-entitled officials concerned who travel by air and claim LTC reimbursement by entitled class of rail.”

   3. Accordingly, it is clarified that the restriction as laid down by the Govt. to travel only by Air India and booking of tickets compulsorily through web site of Air India/M/S Barmer & Lawrie/M/S Ashoka Travels is applicable only for officers who are entitled to travel by air and whose cost of air passage is borne by the Govt. It is however, further clarified that in the event of non-entitled officials travelling on LTC by air (Air lndia/Pvt. Airlines for J&K) while availing special concessions for J&K/NER, the booking of tickets/travel has to be done as per the extant orders on the subject.

   This issues with the approval of Jt.CGDA(AN)

Sd/- 
(R. K. Bhatt) 
For CGDA
Source:www.cgda.nic.in/adm/ltc.190312.pdf
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Minimum Monthly Pension -EPFO

The Pension Implementation Committee, a sub committee of the Central Board of Trustees, Employees’ Provident Fund [CBT (EPF)], has recommended that the minimum monthly pension under EPS, 1995 be increased to Rs. 1000/- per month as an interim measure. The issue was placed for consideration of the CBT(EPF) in its 198th meeting held on 22.02.2012 wherein the Board decided to defer the discussion.

As on 31st March, 2011, the number of employees getting pension benefits from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation is 36,00,089.

This information was given by Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in reply in reply to a written question whether there is a proposal toprovide fixed minimum pension to all the employees who are covered under Employees' Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO); if so, the details thereof alongwith the minimum amount the Government is planning to give to the pensioners; whether the Government has decided to revise the existing scheme in view of the demands of the workers for a reasonable hike in their EPF pension; the time by which the enhanced pension is likely to be disbursed; and the number of employees who are getting pension benefits from the EPFO at present?

Source;ET
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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2012 - Birthday of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar.

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F. No.12/2/2012-JCA-2 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 27th March, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2012 - Birthday of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar.

   It has been decided to declare Saturday, the 14th April 2012, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.

   2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881(26 of 1881).

   3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.

sd/- 
(Ashok Kumar) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source:www.persmin.nic.in

Working Conditions of Ordnance Factories

As a part of future action plan, a comprehensive Modernisation Plan has been prepared by Ordnance Factories Board (OFB) entailing an investment of Rs.5627.02 Crore (New Capital), Rs.7194.07 Crore (Renewal & Replacement) and Capital Civil Works Rs.2943.59 Crore (Civil Works) during 12th Plan.

Five Major Augmentation Projects entailing an investment of Rs.2346 Cr have been approved in last 2 years.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri M. M Pallam Raju in written reply to Shrimati Renubala Pradhan in Rajya Sabha today.

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Monday, March 26, 2012

TIE-up of Delhi University with DRDO

According to the information furnished by the University of Delhi, the University has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO). One of the objectives of the MoU is to initiate the process to identify core technology research areas of mutual interest and to establish a centre of excellence at the University, preferably within a period of three years, through appropriate funding from the DRDO. Though inviting proposals from the colleges for funding of innovative projects is not a part of the MoU, the University has invited proposals from its colleges in this regard through its newly initiated Cluster Innovation Centre. A Monitoring and Assessment Committee has also been constituted to work on the objectives defined in the MoU.

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source:pib
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ECHS Facilities to Ex-Servicemen

The Government has sanctioned 426 Polyclinics for Ex- Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS). 227 Polyclinics were sanctioned in the year 2002, all of which are functional. Due to increasing ESM population an additional 199 Polyclinics including 17 Mobile Clinics were sanctioned in October 2010, out of which 43 Polyclinics are operational, thus at present 270 Polyclinics are functioning. In addition the Government has sanctioned 15 new Regional Centers to strengthen the ECHS Services, out of which 6 Regional Centers are already functional. As on 1st March, 2012, there are 39,46,898 beneficiaries which include 12,34,069 ex-servicemen and 27,12,829 dependents.

The ECHS beneficiaries can avail treatment at state Government hospitals/Clinics. The cost of treatment at Government hospitals is reimbursed at the approved rates and 80% advance of the estimated cost of the treatment at Government hospitals/Clinics is admissible to the ECHS beneficiaries.

At present 1383 Private hospitals/Dental Clinics/Diagnostics Centers and Eye clinics throughout the country are empanelled with ECHS, where the ECHS beneficiaries can avail cashless treatment. In emergency cases, reimbursement is made at approved rates, even for treatment in non-empanelled hospitals.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr MM Pallam Raju in written reply to Shri Virender Kashyap and Shri Kuldeep Bishnoi in Lok Sabha today.

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Friday, March 23, 2012

CABINET APPROVES DA HIKE FOR JAN 2012

Govt raises DA by 7 percentage points, to cost Rs 7500 cr extra

Giving relief to its employees and pensioners from inflation, the central government on Friday announced a seven percentage point increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 7,500 crore.

The new DA rate of 65 per cent of basic pay against 58 per cent earlier will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2012, sources said.

The decision, was taken by the Union Cabinet, they added. It will benefit about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

The government periodically hikes the DA, which is linked to consumer price index for industrial workers. The CPI is hovering around 7 per cent.

Source:ET

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Pension Scheme in Ordnance Factories

The new pension scheme has been implemented in all the ordnance factories including Jabalpur based ordnance factories.

HVF NPS Reformation Association, Avadi filed an OA before CAT Madras Bench challenging the implementation of New Pension Scheme introduced by the Government of India as unconstitutional and violative of Article 14, 16 & 21 of the Constitution of India contending, inter alia, that new pension scheme does not guarantee any minimum return on investment of employees. A strike had been called on 28.2.2012 by All India Defence Employees Federation, Indian National Defence Workers Federation and BharatiyaPratirakshaMazdoorSangh jointly demanding to scrap the new pension scheme.

No proposal for considering the implementation of old pension scheme in ordnance factories is under consideration

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PallamRaju in a written reply to Shri Rakesh Singh in Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Unit Run Canteens

There are at present 3730 Unit Run Canteens in the country. There is no centralized system to compile the annual turnover of URCs.

Local taxes are paid by Canteen Stores Department's Depots as per the policy of respective State Governments in vogue from time to time and the same is charged from URCs along with the cost of items. The Comptroller & Auditor General of India in its 14 Report (2010-11) on Performance Audit of Canteen Stores Department has recommended that the URCs should be recognized as the retail outlets integral to CSD and steps be taken to bring the URCs under the accountability regime that is applicable to all operations funded by the Consolidated Fund of India. C&AG in its report has also mentioned that Audit was denied access to records of URCs. The Public Accounts Committee to Parliament (PAC) (15thLok Sabha) selected the subject report of C&AG for examination during the year 2010-11. The PAC presented its 48th Report on Canteen Stores Department to Parliament on 28.12.2011. The Report is under consideration in the Ministry for preparing Action Taken Notes

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Jose K Mani and others in Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib
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Amendment to Apprentice Act, 1961

                The following amendments are under consideration of the Government.

(i)    Implementation of apprenticeship training scheme in those organisations which are operating business/trade in more than four States, will rest with Central Government.

(ii)  Employers who are ‘proven’ willful defaulters of serious violations be subject to imprisonment. Penalty should be provided for in cases of minor violations.

(iii) Change in the definition of ‘worker’.

(iv) Preference would be given in the employment to those apprentices who have been trained by a particular industry when job opportunities open up in that particular industry or firm.

                                Inter ministerial consultation has been completed and proposal is being sent to cabinet secretariat for consideration.

                This information was given by Minister of Labour and Employment Shri   Mallikarjun Kharge  in reply in reply to a written question whether the Government proposes to amend the Apprentices Act, 1961 and if so, the time by which the said act is likely to be amended?

Source:pib
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Engineering Services Exam, 2011 Final Results Announced

      Engineering Services Examination, 2011 final result has been announced. UPSC had held the Engineering Services written  Examination in May 2011 and the interviews for Personality Test in January – February 2012.  The number of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to various streams is as under:

i)        248  candidates in  Civil Engineering Group;
ii)       170 candidates in Mechanical Engineering Group;
iii)      112  candidates in Electrical Engineering Group; and
iv)      163 candidates in  Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Group.

            A total number of 693 candidates recommended for appointments in these four lists include 317 General,  209 Other Backward Classes,  113 Scheduled Castes and 54  Scheduled Tribes (including 44 candidates belonging to Physically Handicapped  category).

            Appointments will be made according to the number of vacancies available and keeping in view the amended Rules and with due consideration to the provisions contained in rule 5(b) and 16 of the rules for the examination relating to restrictions on the eligibility of candidates admitted to the examination under age concession and allotment of candidates to various services according to ranks obtained and preference of services expressed by them. The number of vacancies reported  for Group ‘A’ posts’ to be filled in are as below :

(a)        For Civil Engineering Group -  291 (156 General,  78 Other Backward Classes,  41 Scheduled Castes and   16 Scheduled Tribes. This figure  includes 19 vacancies reserved for PH (14 vacancies for PH-1 & 05 vacancies for PH-3 candidates);

(b)         For Mechanical Engineering Group  180  (90 General,  49 Other Backward Classes; 29 Scheduled Castes and 12 Scheduled Tribes. This figure includes 08 vacancies reserved for PH (06 vacancies for PH-1 & 02 for PH-3 candidates);

(c)        For Electrical Engineering Group 125 (62 General,  33 Other Backward Classes,  19 Scheduled Castes and 11 Scheduled Tribes. This figure includes 12 vacancies reserved for PH (08 vacancies for PH-1 & 04 vacancies for PH-3 candidates);

(d)        For Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Group 182 (94 General,  49 Other Backward Classes ,  24 Scheduled Castes and 15 Scheduled Tribes.  This figure includes 12 vacancies reserved for PH (11 vacancies for PH-1 & 01 vacancy for PH-3 candidates).

     The candidatures of  the following Roll Nos. are provisional :

CIVIL ENGINEERING GROUP :

32561, 60689, 21866, 79019, 66916, 29798, 48770, 25807, 24985, 18594, 119213, 39930, 95933,  33926, 22311, 114676, 36717, 85606, 42975, 118465, 176466, 5797, 12192, 37122, 39938, 38549, 76199, 18990, 109696, 77954, 46230, 40829, 42161, 1568, 73686, 116157, 15777, 14706, 40495,  63106, 47022, 75630,  56457, 136244,  48101,  7615,  15741,  4901 ,  63578,  70107,  50102,  100262,154798,  36617,  84726,  69880,  2052,  115973,  & 30404.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GROUP :

1407,  9477,  54036,  29551,  141434,  39335,  67306,  30102,  3699,  7107,  34321,  34971,  19370,  23199,  145145,  52898,  44632,  105602,  21043,  19718,  46950,  9355,  47482,  98895,  76268,  2439,  67118,  17056,  55073,  86630,  10652,  33644,  53877,  9053,  31420,  43089,  83066,  42007,  51866,  112412, 55113, 11459,  109671  & 101565.
               
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING GROUP :

60551,  116237,  107834,  7935,  92096,  22103,  37898,  63832,  47351,  58475,  25386,  92673,  84187,  60985,  26291,  85087,  6697,  15017,  121141,  35077,  6116,  65802 ,  122577,  82315,  7934,  74642,  128455  & 139433.

 ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING GROUP :

 72007,  56860,  85007,  105658,  32402,  61344,  44791, 44176, 2189,  59585,  178551,  36620,  28754,  29465,   67022,   56976,  128181,  39602,  88501,19263,  62112,  11117,  109961,  52930,  57539,  162809,  66913, 78889, 39942,   35560,  80165,  90425,  46403,  10408,  23492,  75637,  37768,  153857,  1890,  11693 & 32556.

            In accordance with Rule 13 (iv) and (v) of the Engineering Services Examination Rules 2011, the Commission is maintaining a consolidated Reserve List of candidates for each group as under:

(i)         Civil Engineering Group:  82 candidates - which includes 41 General,  37 Other Backward Classes,  02 Scheduled Castes & 02 Scheduled Tribes candidates.

(ii)        Mechanical Engineering Group:  18 candidates - which includes 09 General & 09 Other Backward Classes candidates.

(iii)       Electrical Engineering Group: 18 candidates - which includes 09 General,  07 Other Backward Classes,  01 Scheduled Castes  & 01 Scheduled Tribes candidates

(iv)       Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Group: 38 candidates- which includes 19 General, & 19 Other Backward Classes candidates.
                                                         
            UPSC has a ‘Facilitation Counter’ near Examination Hall Building in its Campus.  Candidates may obtain any information/ clarification regarding their Examination/ recruitments on working days between 10:00 A.M. and 05:00 P.M. in person or over Telephone Nos.23385271 and 23381125 from this Counter.  The result is available on Press Information Bureau website i.e. www.pib.nic.in  and the U.P.S.C. Website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.

            The mark sheet is expected to be available on the website www.upsc.gov.in after around fifteen days from the date of publication of results for a period of thirty days.  Candidates can access the mark sheet after keying in (i) their Roll Number and (ii) the date of birth.  Printed copy of the mark sheet can be issued to the candidate on a specific request received with self-addressed envelope duly affixed with postage stamps, within a period of thirty days.

 Click here to see Result

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Minimum Monthly Pension -EPFO

The Pension Implementation Committee, a sub committee of the Central Board of Trustees, Employees’ Provident Fund [CBT (EPF)], has recommended that the minimum monthly pension under EPS, 1995 be increased to Rs. 1000/- per month as an interim measure. The issue was placed for consideration of the CBT(EPF) in its 198th meeting held on 22.02.2012 wherein the Board decided to defer the discussion.

As on 31st March, 2011, the number of employees getting pension benefits from the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation is 36,00,089.

This information was given by Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in reply in reply to a written question whether there is a proposal toprovide fixed minimum pension to all the employees who are covered under Employees' Provident Fund Organisation(EPFO); if so, the details thereof alongwith the minimum amount the Government is planning to give to the pensioners; whether the Government has decided to revise the existing scheme in view of the demands of the workers for a reasonable hike in their EPF pension; the time by which the enhanced pension is likely to be disbursed; and the number of employees who are getting pension benefits from the EPFO at present?

Source:pib

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 - Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.

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No.10/02/2011-E.III/A 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the l9th March, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 - Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.

   In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, there will be a uniform date of annual increment, viz, 1st July of every year. Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007.

   2. The Staff Side has represented on this issue and has requested that those employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 01 .01 .2006 in the pre-revised scale.

   3. On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under Rule 10 of these Rules, those central government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and thereafter will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.The pay of the eligible employees may be re-fixed accordingly.

   4. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Account Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

sd/- 
(Renu Jain) 
Director

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Amendment to Apprentice Act, 1961

                The following amendments are under consideration of the Government.

(i)    Implementation of apprenticeship training scheme in those organisations which are operating business/trade in more than four States, will rest with Central Government.

(ii)  Employers who are ‘proven’ willful defaulters of serious violations be subject to imprisonment. Penalty should be provided for in cases of minor violations.

(iii) Change in the definition of ‘worker’.

(iv) Preference would be given in the employment to those apprentices who have been trained by a particular industry when job opportunities open up in that particular industry or firm.

                                Inter ministerial consultation has been completed and proposal is being sent to cabinet secretariat for consideration.

                This information was given by Minister of Labour and Employment Shri   Mallikarjun Kharge  in reply in reply to a written question whether the Government proposes to amend the Apprentices Act, 1961 and if so, the time by which the said act is likely to be amended?

Source:pib
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Engineering Services Exam, 2011 Final Results Announced

    Engineering Services Examination, 2011 final result has been announced. UPSC had held the Engineering Services written  Examination in May 2011 and the interviews for Personality Test in January – February 2012.  The number of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to various streams is as under:

i)        248  candidates in  Civil Engineering Group;
ii)       170 candidates in Mechanical Engineering Group;
iii)      112  candidates in Electrical Engineering Group; and
iv)      163 candidates in  Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Group.

            A total number of 693 candidates recommended for appointments in these four lists include 317 General,  209 Other Backward Classes,  113 Scheduled Castes and 54  Scheduled Tribes (including 44 candidates belonging to Physically Handicapped  category).

            Appointments will be made according to the number of vacancies available and keeping in view the amended Rules and with due consideration to the provisions contained in rule 5(b) and 16 of the rules for the examination relating to restrictions on the eligibility of candidates admitted to the examination under age concession and allotment of candidates to various services according to ranks obtained and preference of services expressed by them. The number of vacancies reported  for Group ‘A’ posts’ to be filled in are as below :

(a)        For Civil Engineering Group -  291 (156 General,  78 Other Backward Classes,  41 Scheduled Castes and   16 Scheduled Tribes. This figure  includes 19 vacancies reserved for PH (14 vacancies for PH-1 & 05 vacancies for PH-3 candidates);

(b)         For Mechanical Engineering Group  180  (90 General,  49 Other Backward Classes; 29 Scheduled Castes and 12 Scheduled Tribes. This figure includes 08 vacancies reserved for PH (06 vacancies for PH-1 & 02 for PH-3 candidates);

(c)        For Electrical Engineering Group 125 (62 General,  33 Other Backward Classes,  19 Scheduled Castes and 11 Scheduled Tribes. This figure includes 12 vacancies reserved for PH (08 vacancies for PH-1 & 04 vacancies for PH-3 candidates);

(d)        For Electronics & Telecommunication Engineering Group 182 (94 General,  49 Other Backward Classes ,  24 Scheduled Castes and 15 Scheduled Tribes.  This figure includes 12 vacancies reserved for PH (11 vacancies for PH-1 & 01 vacancy for PH-3 candidates).

     The candidatures of  the following Roll Nos. are provisional :

CIVIL ENGINEERING GROUP :

32561, 60689, 21866, 79019, 66916, 29798, 48770, 25807, 24985, 18594, 119213, 39930, 95933,  33926, 22311, 114676, 36717, 85606, 42975, 118465, 176466, 5797, 12192, 37122, 39938, 38549, 76199, 18990, 109696, 77954, 46230, 40829, 42161, 1568, 73686, 116157, 15777, 14706, 40495,  63106, 47022, 75630,  56457, 136244,  48101,  7615,  15741,  4901 ,  63578,  70107,  50102,  100262,154798,  36617,  84726,  69880,  2052,  115973,  & 30404.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING GROUP :

1407,  9477,  54036,  29551,  141434,  39335,  67306,  30102,  3699,  7107,  34321,  34971,  19370,  23199,  145145,  52898,  44632,  105602,  21043,  19718,  46950,  9355,  47482,  98895,  76268,  2439,  67118,  17056,  55073,  86630,  10652,  33644,  53877,  9053,  31420,  43089,  83066,  42007,  51866,  112412, 55113, 11459,  109671  & 101565.
               
ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING GROUP :

60551,  116237,  107834,  7935,  92096,  22103,  37898,  63832,  47351,  58475,  25386,  92673,  84187,  60985,  26291,  85087,  6697,  15017,  121141,  35077,  6116,  65802 ,  122577,  82315,  7934,  74642,  128455  & 139433.

 ELECTRONICS & TELECOMMUNICATION ENGINEERING GROUP :

 72007,  56860,  85007,  105658,  32402,  61344,  44791, 44176, 2189,  59585,  178551,  36620,  28754,  29465,   67022,   56976,  128181,  39602,  88501,19263,  62112,  11117,  109961,  52930,  57539,  162809,  66913, 78889, 39942,   35560,  80165,  90425,  46403,  10408,  23492,  75637,  37768,  153857,  1890,  11693 & 32556.

            In accordance with Rule 13 (iv) and (v) of the Engineering Services Examination Rules 2011, the Commission is maintaining a consolidated Reserve List of candidates for each group as under:

(i)         Civil Engineering Group:  82 candidates - which includes 41 General,  37 Other Backward Classes,  02 Scheduled Castes & 02 Scheduled Tribes candidates.

(ii)        Mechanical Engineering Group:  18 candidates - which includes 09 General & 09 Other Backward Classes candidates.

(iii)       Electrical Engineering Group: 18 candidates - which includes 09 General,  07 Other Backward Classes,  01 Scheduled Castes  & 01 Scheduled Tribes candidates

(iv)       Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering Group: 38 candidates- which includes 19 General, & 19 Other Backward Classes candidates.
                                                         
            UPSC has a ‘Facilitation Counter’ near Examination Hall Building in its Campus.  Candidates may obtain any information/ clarification regarding their Examination/ recruitments on working days between 10:00 A.M. and 05:00 P.M. in person or over Telephone Nos.23385271 and 23381125 from this Counter.  The result is available on Press Information Bureau website i.e. www.pib.nic.in  and the U.P.S.C. Website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.

            The mark sheet is expected to be available on the website www.upsc.gov.in after around fifteen days from the date of publication of results for a period of thirty days.  Candidates can access the mark sheet after keying in (i) their Roll Number and (ii) the date of birth.  Printed copy of the mark sheet can be issued to the candidate on a specific request received with self-addressed envelope duly affixed with postage stamps, within a period of thirty days.
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Sunday, March 18, 2012

EMPLOYMENT NEWS -JOB HIGHLIGHTS

Job Highlights  (17 MARCH 2012 -23 MARCH 2012)
1 State Bank of India requires 9600 Clerical posts (Assistant) and Stenographer (Hindi/English) in Clerical Cadre. Last Date for online Registration 26.03.2012.

2 Kashi Gomti Samyut Gramin Bank Varanasi requires 108 Officer MMG Scale-III-Group ‘A’ Officer MMG Scale-II-Group ‘A’, Officer JMG Scale-I Group ‘A’. Last Date for online Registration : 04.04.2012.

3 Reserve Bank of India invites applications for 13 posts of Security Guards. Last Date : 16.04.2012.

4 Public Service Commission Uttar Pradesh invites applications for 945 various posts in various Departments. Last Date : 17.04.2012

5 Airport Authority of India requires 558 Deputy Company Secretary/Deputy General Manager, Manager and Jr. Executives. Last Date for online Registration : 01.04.2012.

6 Indian Army invites applications from male candidates for recruitment of 182 Havildar Education in Group ‘X’ and ‘Y’ in the Army Educational Corps. Last Date: 20.04.2012

7 Naval Dockyard Visakhapatnam requires 97 Chargeman-II (Technical). Last Date : 30 days after publication.

8 Aeronautical Development Authority, Bangalore invites applications from 47 Scientists/Engineer ‘F’, ‘E’, ‘D’ & ‘C’. Last Date : 15 days after publication.

9 Institute of Banking Personnel Selection notifies Common Written Examination (CWE) for recruitment of Probationary Officers/Management Trainee in 19 Public Sector Banks. Last date for online Registration : 30.030.2012.

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Exemption Limit for Individual Taxpayers Raised to Rs. 2 Lakh

Upper Limit of 20 Per Cent Tax Slab Raised to Rs. 10 Lakh
Deduction up to Rs. 10,000 Proposed for Savings Bank Interest
Senior Citizens not Having Income from Business Exempted from Payment of Advance Tax

The exemption limit for the general category of individual taxpayers has been enhanced to Rs. 2,00,000 from Rs. 1,80,000 in the General Budget 2012-13, presented by the Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the LokSabha here today. This measure will provide tax relief uptoRs. 2,000 to every taxpayer in this category.

The Finance Minister, Shri Mukherjee introduced the DTC (Direct Taxes Code) rates for personal income tax, marking progress in the direction of movement towards DTC and GST (Goods and Services Tax).

            It has also been proposed to raise the upper limit of 20 per cent tax slab from Rs. 8 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh. The proposed personal income tax slabs are:

Income uptoRs. 2 lakh                                           Nil

Income above Rs. 2 lakh and uptoRs. 5 lakh          10 per cent
      
Income above Rs. 5 lakh and upto Rs.10 lakh        20 per cent
     
Income above Rs. 10 lakh                                     30 per cent


            In another relief to the individual taxpayers, a deduction of uptoRs. 10,000 has been proposed for interest from savings bank accounts. This would help a large number of small taxpayers with salary incomes uptoRs. 5 lakh and interest from savings bank accounts uptoRs. 10,000 as they would not be required to file income tax returns.

            It has also been proposed to allow deduction of Rs. 5,000 for preventive health check up.

            For senior citizens not having income from business, it has been proposed to exempt them from payment of advance tax.
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Union Budget 2012-13 Highlights

·         Budget identifies five objectives relating to  growth recovery, private investment, supply bottlenecks, malnutrition and governance matters
·         GDP growth to be 7.6 per cent (+ 0.25 percent) during 2012-13
·         Amendment to the FRBM Act proposed  as part of Finance Bill.  New concepts of “Effective Revenue Deficit” and “Medium Term Expenditure Framework” introduced
·         Central subsidies to be kept under 2 per cent of GDP; to be further brought down to 1.75 per cent of GDP over the next 3 years.
·         Proposed: Mobile based fertilizer management system; LPG transparency portal; scaling up and rolling out of Aadhar enabled payment for government schemes in at least 50 districts.
·         Rs. 30,000 crore to be raised through disinvestment
·         Efforts to reach broadbased consensus on FDI in multi-brand retail
·         Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme: to allow income tax deduction to retail investors on  investing in equities
·         Rs. 15,888 crore to be provided for capitalization of public sector banks and financial  institutions
·         A central  “Know Your Customer” depository to be developed
·         Swabhimaan: remaining habitations to be covered; to be extended to more habitations; ultra small branches to be set up in Swabhimaan habitations
·         Investment in 12th Plan in infrastructure to go uptoRs. 50,00,000 crore; half of this is expected from private sector
·         Tax Free Bonds of Rs. 60,000 crore to be allowed for financial infrastructure projects
·         Allocation of Road Transport and Highways Ministry enhanced by 14 per cent to Rs. 25,360 crore
·         Financial package of Rs. 3,884 crore for waiver of loans to handloom weavers and their cooperative societies; mega handloom clusters in Andhra, Jharkhand; weaver service centres in Mizoram, Nagaland and Jharkhand ; powerloom mega cluster in Maharashtra; Rs. 500 crore pilot schemes for geo-textiles in North-Eastern region
·         Rs. 5,000 crore India Opportunities Venture Fund to help small enterprises
·         Allocation to agriculture enhanced; RKVY gets Rs. 9,217 crore; BGREI gets Rs. 1,000 crore; Rs.2242 crore project to improve dairy productivity; Rs. 500 crore for coastal aquaculture
·         Various other agricultural activities merged into 5 missions
·         Target for agricultural credit raised to Rs. 5,75,000 crore
·         Interest subvention for short-term crop loans to farmers at 7 per cent interest continues; additional 3 per cent for prompt paying farmers
·         Rs. 200 crore for awards to incentivise agricultural research
·         Provisions under rural housing fund increased to Rs. 4,000 crore from Rs. 3,000 crore
·         Interest subvention of 1 percent on housing loans uptoRs. 15 lakh extended for one more year
·         AIBP allocation raised by 13 per cent to Rs. 14,242 crore
·         National Mission on Food Processing to be started in cooperation with State Governments
·         Scheduled Caste Sub Plan allocation increases by 18 per cent to Rs. 37,113 crore; Tribal Sub Plan by 17.6 per cent to Rs. 21,710 crore
·         Multi-sectoralprogramme to address maternal and child malnutrition in 200 high burden districts
·         58 per cent rise in allocation to ICDS, at Rs. 15,850 crore
·         Rural drinking water and sanitation gets 27 per cent rise in allocation to Rs. 14,000 crore; PMGSY gets 20 per cent rise to Rs. 24,000 crore
·         Projects covering length of 8800 km to be awarded under NHDP against 7,300 km during 2011-12
·         RTE-SSA gets Rs. 25,555 crore allocation, showing an increase of 21 per cent; 6000 schools to be set up at block level as model schools in the 12th Plan; Credit Guarantee Fund to be set up for better flow of credit to students
·         National Urban Health Mission is being launched
·         34 per cent increase in allocation to National Rural Livelihood Mission, to Rs. 3915 crore
·         Rs. 1000 crore allocated for National Skill Development Fund
·         Bharat Livelihood Foundation to be established to support livelihood interventions particularly in  tribal areas
·         Widow pension and disability pension raised from Rs. 200 to Rs. 300 per month
·         Grant on death of primary breadwinner of a BPL family in the age group 18-64 years doubled to Rs. 20,000
·         Defence services get Rs. 193407 crore; any further requirement to be met
·         4000 residential quarters to be constructed for Central Armed Police Forces
·         UID-Aadhar to get adequate funds for enrolment of 40 crore persons, in addition to the 20 crore persons already enrolled
·         White Paper on Black Money to be laid in the current session of Parliament
·         Tax proposals mark progress in the direction of movement towards DTC and GST
·         Income tax exemption limit raised from Rs.1,80,000 to Rs.2,00,000; upper limit of 20 per cent tax slab raised from Rs.8 lakh to Rs.10 lakh
·         Interest from savings bank accounts deductible upto Rs.10,000; deduction of upto Rs.5,000 for preventive health check-up
·         Senior citizens without business income exempt from advance tax
·         Investment linked deduction of capital expenditure enhanced for certain businesses; new sectors eligible for investment linked deduction
·         Turnover limit for compulsory tax audit for SMEs raised from Rs.60 lakh to Rs.1 crore
·         STT on cash delivery reduced by 20 per cent to 0.1%
·         General Anti Avoidance Rule being introduced to counter aggressive tax avoidance
·         A number of measures proposed to deter generation and use of unaccounted money
·         All services to attract service tax except those in the negative list
·         Central Excise and Service Tax being harmonized
·         Standard rate of excise duty raised from 10 per cent to 12 per cent; service tax rates raised from 10 per cent to 12 per cent; no change in peak customs duty of 10 per cent on non-agricultural goods
·         Relief in indirect taxes to sectors under stress; agriculture, infrastructure, mining, railways, roads, civil aviation, manufacturing, health and nutrition, and environment get duty relief
·         Certain cigarettes and bidis attract higher excise duty; large cars attract higher customs duty
·         Excise imposed on unbranded jewellery also; measures to minimize impact on small artisans  and goldsmiths; branded silver jewellery exempted from excise duty
·         Net gain of Rs.41,440 crore due to taxation proposals
·         Total expenditure budgeted at Rs. 14,90,925 crore; plan expenditure at Rs. 5,21,025 crore – 18 per cent higher than 2011-12 budget; non plan expenditure at Rs. 9,69,900 crore
·         Fiscal deficit targeted at 5.1 per cent of GDP, as against 5.9 per cent in revised estimates for 2011-12
·         Central Government debt at 45.5 per cent of GDP as compared to Thirteenth Finance Commission target of 50.5 per cent
·         Medium-term Expenditure Framework Statement to be  introduced; will set forth 3-year rolling target for expenditure indicators

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Thursday, March 15, 2012

Railways Take Measures to Prevent Misuse of General and Tatkal Reserved Tickets

The following steps have been taken Indian Railways to prevent the misuse of general and Tatkal reserved tickets:

1. Revised Tatkal scheme has been implemented w.e.f. November 21, 2011 which necessitates passengers to indicate prescribed proof of identity at the time of booking and carry the same during the journey. Other measures under the scheme include non issuance of duplicate tickets, prohibition of booking Tatkal tickets by agents between 0800 hrs. and 1000 hrs. and not granting refunds on confirmed Tatkal tickets.

2. With a view to preventing cases of travelling on transferred tickets, Indian Railways have made carrying one of the prescribed proofs of identity (in original) mandatory, during journey by AC-III tier, AC-II tier, AC Chair Car, Executive and 1st AC classes, by any one of the passengers travelling on a tickets.

The following are the prescribed proofs of identity:

Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India

Passport

PAN card issued by Income Tax Department

Driving Licence issued by RTO

Photo Identity card having serial number issued by Central/State Government

Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized school/college for their students.

Nationalised Bank Passbook with photograph

Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph.

Unique Identification Card “Aadhaar”

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to aquestion in Lok Sabha today.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Highlights of Railway Budget 2012-13

RAILWAY BUDGET 2012-13

Passenger fares increased marginally. The increase will be by 2 paise per km for suburban and ordinary second class; 3 paise per km for mail/express second class; 5 paise per km for sleeper class; 10 paise per km for AC Chair Car, AC 3 tier and First Class; 15 paise per km for AC 2 tier and 30 paise per km for AC I.

Minimum fare and platform tickets to cost Rs. 5.

50% concession in fare in AC-2, AC-3, Chair Car & Sleeper classes to patients suffering from ‘Aplastic Anaemia’ and ‘Sickle Cell Anaemia’.

Extending the facility of travel by Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains to Arjuna Awardees.

Travel distance under ‘Izzat Scheme’ to increase from 100 kms to 150 kms.

SMS on passenger mobile phone in case of e-ticket to be accepted as proof of valid reservation.

Introduction of satellite based real time train information system (SIMRAN) to provide train running information to passengers through SMS, internet, etc.

On board passenger displays indicating next halt station and expected arrival time to be introduced.

Installation of 321 escalators at important stations of which 50 will be commissioned in 2012-13.

Introduction of regional cuisine at affordable rates; launching of Book-a-meal scheme to provide multiple choice of meals through SMS or email.

Introduction of coin/currency operated ticket vending machines.

Upgradation of 929 stations as Adarsh Stations including 84 stations proposed in 2012-13; 490 stations have been completed so far.

Specially designed coaches for differently-abled persons to be provided in each Mail/Express trains.

Introduction of Rail Bandhu on-board magazines on Rajdhanis, Shatabdis and Duronto trains.

Setting up of AC Executive lounges at important stations

75 new Express trains to be introduced.

21 new passenger services, 9 DEMU services and 8 MEMU services to be introduced.

Run of 39 trains to be extended.

Frequency of 23 trains to be increased.

75 additional services to run in Mumbai suburban; 44 new suburban services to be introduced in Kolkata area, 50 new services to be introduced in Kolkata Metro; 18 additional services in Chennai area.

725 km new lines, 700 km doubling, 800 km gauge conversion and 1,100 km electrification targeted in 2012-13.

Rs 6,872 cr provided for new lines, Rs 3,393 cr for doubling, Rs 1,950 cr for gauge conversation, Rs 828 cr for electrification

Highest ever plan outlay of Rs. 60,100 cr

Rae Bareli coach factory manufactured 10 coaches in 2011-12; phase-II of the factory would be commissioned in 2012-13.

A wagon factory to be set up at Sitapali (Ganjam District of Odisha)

A rail coach factory with the support of Government of Kerala to be set up at Palakkad; two additional new manufacturing units for coaches to be established in the Kutch area in Gujarat and at Kolar in Karnataka with active participation of the State Governments.

Setting up of a factory at Shyamnagar in West Bengal to manufacture next generation technology propulsion system for use in high power electric locomotives.

Creating Missions as recommended by Pitroda Committee to implement the modernization programme.

Setting up of Railway Tariff Regulatory Authority to be considered.

New Board Members for Safety/Research and PPP/Marketing to be inducted.

Rail-Road Grade Separation Corporation to be set up to eliminate level crossings.

Indian Railway Station Development Corporation to be set up to redevelop stations through PPP mode.

Logistics Corporation to be set up for development & management of existing railway goods sheds and multi-modal logistics parks.

National High Speed Rail Authority to be set-up.

Pre-feasibility studies on six high speed corridors already completed; study on Delhi-Jaipur-Ajmer-Jodhpur to be taken up in 2012-13.

Introduction of a ‘Green Train’ to run through the pristine forests of North Bengal.

Setting up of 200 remote railway stations as ‘green energy stations’ powered entirely by solar energy.

Providing solar lighting system at 1,000 manned level crossing gates.

2,500 coaches to be equipped with bio toilets.

Setting up of 72 MW capacity windmill plants in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

Installation of Integrated Security System at all 202 identified stations to be completed in 2012-13.

Escorting of trains by RPF/GRP extended to 3,500 trains.

Integration of RPF helpline with the All India Passenger Helpline.

Setting up of a Railway Safety Authority as a statutory regulatory body as recommended by Kakodkar Committee

. Three ‘Safety Villages’ to be set up at Bengaluru, Kharagpur and Lucknow for skill development for disaster management.

Over one lakh persons to be recruited in 2012-13 – backlog of SC/ST/OBC and other categories to be wiped off.

Introduction of a wellness programme for railway staff at their work places.

Ensuring proper rest for skilled and technical staff including the running crew.

Institution of ‘Rail Khel Ratna’ Award for 10 rail sports-persons every year.

New coaching terminal at Naihati, the birth place of Rishi Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay commemorating him on 175th Birth Anniversary.

.Project to connect Agartala with Akhaura in Bangladesh to be taken up in 2012-13.

Freight loading of 1,025 MT targeted; 55 MT more than 2011-12

Passenger growth targeted at 5.4 %.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Job Highlights in Employment News From 10th March 2012 to 16th March 2012

Job Highlights  (10 MARCH 2012 -16 MARCH 2012)


1 Union Public Service Commission notifies Engineering Services Examination, 2012. Last Date : 09.04.2012.

2 Union Public Service Commission notifies Indian Police Service Limited Competitive Examination, 2012. Last Date : 01.04.2012

3 Railway Recruitment Boards invites applications for recruitment of 6449 posts. Last Date : 09.04.2012

4 Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force invites applications from male Indian Citizens for filling up 709 posts of Constables (Tradesman) in various trades. Last Date : 26.03.2012.

5 Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) requires 606 Senior Technical Assistant ‘B’, Technician ‘A’ & Administrative & Allied Cadre. Last Date: 09.04.2012.

6 Airport Authority of India invites applications for 359 posts of Junior Executive (ATC) and Junior Executive (Electronics). Last Date : 30.03.2012.

7 South Eastern Coalfields Limited requires 249 Mining Sirdar. Last Date: 31.03.2012.

8 Ordnance Factory, Kanpur invites applications for 185 Group ‘C’ Industrial Establishment/Non Industrial Establishment Employees posts. Last Date : 09.04.2012.

9 15 Filed Ammunition Depot requires 57 Fireman & Mazdoor. Last Date : 21 days after publication.

10 Safdarjung Hospital and VMMC, New Delhi requires 50 Staff Nurses. Last Date : 30 days after publication.

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