Tuesday, May 31, 2011

AICPIN FOR APRIL-2011

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the Month of April, 2011
            All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of April, 2011 increased by 1 point and stood at 186 (one hundred & eighty six) .
            During April, 2011, the index recorded increase of 6 points in Chhindwara centre, 5 points in Jharia centre, 4 points each in Nagpur, Kodarma, Ajmer,  Giridih, Angul Talcher and Belgaum centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 13 centres and 1 point in 21 centres. The index decreased by 4 points in Tiruchirapally centre, 3 points in Darjeeling centre, 2 points each in Salem and Hubli Dharwar  centres, 1 point in 6 centres, while in the remaining 18 centres the index remained stationary.
            The maximum increase of 6 points  in  Chhindwara centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Goat Meat, Country Liquor, Refined Liquor, Firewood, Doctors’ Fee, etc. The increase of 5 points in Jharia centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Milk, Vegetable & Fruit items, Soft Coke, Clothing items, etc. The increase of 4 points each in Nagpur, Kodarma, Ajmer,  Giridih, Angul Talcher and Belgaum centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Jowar, Milk, Chillies Dry, Vegetable & Fruit items, Firewood, Ornament Glass, etc. The decrease of 4 points in Tiruchirapally centre is the outcome of decrease in the prices of Rice, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. The decrease of 3 points in Darjeeling centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Turmeric Powder, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc.
            The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1.   Ahmedabad
      180

2.   Bangalore
      190

3.   Chennai
      164

4.   Delhi
      172

5.   Kolkata
      180

6.   Mumbai
      184

            The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of April, 2011 is 9.41% as compared to 8.82% in March, 2010. Inflation based on Food Index is 8.24% in April, 2011 as compared to 8.29% in March, 2011.

Source:pib
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So/Steno(GR.’B’&’I’) Ltd. Deptt. Exam, 2006, 2007 & 2008 Results Announced-UPSC

         The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced  the results of the written part of the SOs’/Stenographers’ (Grade’B’/Grade’I’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 & 2008 held  in December, 2010.  The candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified in the written part/shorthand test for evaluation of service records.

         The candidature of all these candidates is “PROVISIONAL” subject to review at the stage of evaluation of service records. If at any stage of the examination process a candidate is found to be not eligible for any of the year of examination i.e. 2006, 2007 or 2008 his/her candidature for any particular year/years is liable to be cancelled.

         The result of one candidate is being withheld.

         The marks sheets of candidates, who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s Website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result and will remain available on the website for a period of 60 days.

The result is available on PIB website www.pib.nic.in as well as on UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in

Click here to see results 2006

Click here to see results 2007

Click here to see results 2008

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Monday, May 30, 2011

LTC PACKAGES TO NER ATTRACT CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES

With pre-monsoon showers bathing the Scotland of the East into a more lush shade of green, tourists, especially from neighbouring Kolkata are making a beeline to bask in the cool climes of Shillong.

"Oh, it is unbelievably cool out here," exclaims Sauravi Chatterjee, a tourist from Kolkata, who has escaped to the Pine City to escape the sweltering heat in her hometown.

"We love the hills out here and people are so elegant," gushes Saswati Dutta, yet another tourist from West Bengal. "We performed pujas at the Kamakhya Shrine in Guwahati before coming to Shillong," says Sudhir Dey, also from Bengal.

With the official monsoon just a few weeks away, botanists and zoologists from across the world are waiting with bated breath too to descend on the verdant Cherrapunjee (Sohra), its treasures multiplying fast with every bout of rainshower.

"Wild flowers and moss grow all over the hills in the region during the rains," says a botanist at the headquarters of Botanical Survey of India, Shillong.

Officials in the tourism department say tourist flow to the state has been rising steadily over the past few years. "The overall peaceful atmosphere and the sheer beauty of pristine nature, besides better communication, lodging and food facilities and popular annual festivals have been attracting tourists to the state," says an official in the state tourism department.

Beautiful lakes, breathtaking waterfalls set in pine forests and rolling green hills make the Shillong a popular hill station in the country.

Also reputed as the hub of western music, Shillong has emerged as an important destination for international music groups, attracting a large number of music buffs from not only the Northeast but other parts of the country and abroad as well.

Trekking, swimming, bird watching, shopping, golf and water sports are some of the activities that keep visitors engaged here. Home to an amazing variety of flora and fauna, Meghalaya has two national parks and two wildlife sanctuaries. There are also many caves, some the longest in Asia.

An added attraction for tourists here is the leave travel concession (LTC) package offered by the Centre to government employees traveling to the Northeast.

"The enhanced LTC facilities under which tourists can travel economy class on air encourages many to visit Shillong, apart from its sheer beauty of course," says a travel agent.

"The Centre is keen on luring LTC travelers to the relatively peaceful and enchanting, yet lesser visited Northeast, also to dispel misconceptions about the place," says a senior tourism official. "With direct flights between Kolkata and Shillong, the flow of tourists to Meghalaya is expected to increase," the official adds.

"Almost all hotels in the city have been booked by budget tourists," says the owner of a popular hotel in Police Bazar.

Source:TOI
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Nomination of qualified candidates of Stenographer Grade C Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) 2009

No5/1/2011-CS-II-(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd floor Lok nayak Bhavan
Khan Market New Delhi 100003
Date 30th May 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Nomination of qualified candidates of Stenographer Grade C Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) 2009

The under signed is directed to say that based on the results of the above mentioned examination, the staff selection commission SSC has recommended 63 candidates (General 57 and SC 6) for appointment to the Stenographer Grade C for the select list year 2009.The examination dossiers in respect of 50 qualified candidates have been received from SSC till now.Out of these 50 candidates 6 candidates have already been appointed as Grade C stenographer on regular basis.The nomination of 2 candidates has been deferred till further orders.The remaining 42 candidates are here by nominated to cadre units of CSSS as shown in the Annexure.

2.Before the nominated candidates are appointed, thecadre units are requested to ensure 

i.Verification of the  particulars finished by the candidates in the dossiers with the original entries in their respective service books.

ii.Availability of vigilance clearance

3. The unfilled vacancies reserved for ST category may be carried forward to the subsequent select list year in accordance with the extant instructions/rules, as SSC has not recommended any candidate against vacancies reserved for ST category.

4. It is requested that the nominated candidates may be relieved immediately for appointment as  in the Steno Grade C nominated cadre units.These nominated candidates may be included in the select list of Steno Grade C of CSSS for the year 2009 in the manner indicated in the CSSS rules,1969.Copies of their appointment orders may be endorsed to this department and the SSC.The dossiers of nominated candidates are forwarded here with for keeping the same as part of their service books.

5. Receipt of this O.M. together with the enclosure may be acknowledged.

Kiran Vasudeva
Under secretary to the Govt of India

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Strengthening Implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

N0.4/10/2011-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated; 18th May, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Strengthening Implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005.

   Central Chief Information Commissioner has made a reference to the Cabinet Secretary making several suggestions for effective implementation of the Right to Information Act, 2005. It has been decided in consultation with the Cabinet Secretariat that following actions shall be undertaken by all Ministries / Departments/Attached Offices, PSUs of Central Government to Strengthen the implementation of the RTI Act:

     a) In the Annual reports of the Central Ministries / Departments and other attached/subordinate offices PSUs, a separate chapter shall be included regarding implementation of the RTI Act in their respective offices. This chapter should detail the number of RTI applications received and disposed off during the year, including number of cases in which the information was denied. In addition to the above, efforts made to improve the implementation of the Act in their respective offices, including any innovative measures that have been undertaken, should also be listed. This is to be ensured for Annual reports for the year 201 1-12 onwards.

     b) Each Ministry/Department should organize atleast a half day training programme for all CPIOs/Appellate Authorities (AAs) every year to sensitize them about their role in implementation of the RTI Act. The concerned Ministries/Deuartrnents shall ensure that similar programmes are organized for all CPIOs/AAs of all attached/subordinate offices and PSUs under their control as well.

     c) All public authorities who have a web site shall publish the details of monthly receipts and disposal of RTI applications on the websites. This should be implemented within 10 days of the close of the month. Ministries/Departments would ensure that these instructions are communicated to their attached/subordinate offices as well as PSUs immediately. Monthly reporting on the above pattern should begin latest by 10th July, 2011 for the month of June, 2011 and thereafter continue on a regular basis.

   2. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to take action as above and also to ensure that these instructions are communicated to their attached and subordinate offices PSUs for compliance.


(K.G.Verma)
Director

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Harmonization of fee payable under the Right to Information Act, 2005.

No.F.1/5/2011-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated April 26, 2011

To
1. The Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs (except J&K)
2. The Registrars of oil High Courts
3. The Registrar of the Supreme Court

Subject:- Harmonization of fee payable under the Right to Information Act, 2005.

Sir,
   Sections 27 and 28 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 empower the appropriate Governments and the Competent Authorities to make rules to prescribe,inter-alia, the fees payable under the Act, In exercise of the powers, the Central Government, State Governments, High Courts etc, have notified rules. It has been observed that the fee prescribed by different appropriate Governments/Competent Authorities is at great variance.

   2. The 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission has, in this regard recommended that the States should frame Rules regarding application fee in harmony with the Central Rules and ensure that the fee should not become a disincentive for using the right to information.

   3. All the States/Competent Authorities ore, therefore, requested to kindly review their Fee Rules and to prescribe fee in consonance with the fee prescribed by the Government of India. A copy of the Right to information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 notified by the Government of India is enclosed for ready reference.

   4. Kindly inform us of the action taken in this regard.

Yours faithfully
(K.G. Verma)
Director

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Model ESI hospital inaugurated in Noida

A 300-bed Model ESI Hospital equipped with the state-of-the-art facilities in Noida was inaugurated today by Secretary, Ministry of Labour & Employment.

The 9.95 acre hospital has 300 beds, 9 operation theatres and 4 ICUs and claims to have state of the art facilities. The entire building is centrally air conditioned.

After the inauguration, Secretary Ministry of Labour & Employment Prabhat Chaturvedi said, "Our aim is to provide better health care to Insured Persons."

Being an ESI hospital, smart card beneficiaries can avail of treatment at the centre.

"One more hospital at Greater Noida is required here as number of beneficiaries are around 25 lakh," he said.

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Delhi govt to appoint 9,000 teachers, set up 12 schools

Delhi government has decided to appoint 9,000 teachers and set up 12 new schools across the city to enhance educational facilities for effective implementation of the Right to Education Act.

The government has also identified 10 more sites for setting up of new schools besides deciding to enhance existing infrastructure in over 50 schools.

Additional Education Director Sunita Shukla said that to augment educational infrastructure the department has constructed 529 new rooms in existing schools in 2010-11 for proper implementation of the RTE Act. The Act makes it mandatory for government to provide free education till class VIII.

"We have decided to set up 12 new schools and sites for another 10 schools have been identified," she told reporters here.

The government has already enhanced infrastucture in 127 schools as part of a project called Roopantar.
Post

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

No  36038/2/2008-Estt(Res) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P G  & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
Dated 26-5-2011 
North Block, New  Delhi 
CORRIGENDUM 
Subject-  Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the 
backlog  reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

The first  sentence  of  this Department's  OM  of  even  no.  dated  19.5.2011 
may be replaced by the following:

" The  undersigned  is  directed to   refer  to this  Department's  OM  of even
number  dated  27 .11.2009 whereby  a  Special Recruitment  Drive for  filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities was launched".

(K. G.Verma) 
Directior (Res) 
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Central Government rejects proposal of hike in retirement age.

A government committee has rejected a proposal to increase the retirement age of government servants from 60 to 62. The decision is likely to impact over one lakh central government employees and 50,000 defence personnel on the verge of retirement. The proposal — which could have meant saving Rs4,000 crore in this fiscal — was rejected as the government wants a younger bureaucracy.
(Though the number mentioned above is too small comparing to the total strength of the Govt. employees, it may be assumed that the hike was proposed only for a certain section of employees, possibly the Direct Recruited Class I officers.

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Track your PF account on web in 3 months

A circular was issued on May 24, asking all regional offices to complete updating of 2008-09 accounts by May 31, and that of 2009-10 by June 30, say reports.

   There is some good news for more than 47mn subscribers to the Central Government's Employee Provident Fund scheme. You will soon be able to keep a close tab on your PF account on the Internet, according to reports.

   The Employees' Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) has reportedly posted the details of the accounts' status of all its 120 offices on its website.

   A circular was issued on May 24, asking all regional offices to complete updating of 2008-09 accounts by May 31, and that of 2009-10 by June 30, say reports.

   The EPFO's move to put in place a software for updating accounts annually across its 120 offices will help it meet the Finance Ministry's goal of updating all pending accounts by September.

   In March this year, the Finance Ministry had approved the 9.5% interest rate announced by the EPFO for its 47.2mn subscribers for FY 2010-11 on the condition that it would update the pending accounts within six months.

   The EPFO has updated 28.7mn accounts since then, according to reports.

   The EPFO handles a corpus of about Rs. 3.5 lakh crore annually.

Source:IIL

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Encashment of Leave to be granted to Government Servants on their appointment in Central Public Enterprises

NO. 14028/3/2011 -Estt(L) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training) 
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New Delhi, the 24" May, 2011.

Office Memorandum

Subject : Encashment of Leave to be granted to Government Servants on 
their appointment in Central Public Enterprises

The undersigned is directed to state that this Department has been receiving references from various Ministries / Departments seeking clarification regarding the entitlement to leave encashment on appointment of Government Servants in Central Public Enterprises.


2. As per DoPT OM No. 2801615/85-Estt.(C) dated 3 1/1/1986, appointment of an officer in a Central Public Enterprise after acceptance of his technical resignation from Government is treated as immediate 
absorption. As per the terms and conditions contained in this OM, a Central Government Servant taking appointment in the Central Public Enterprises on Immediate Absorption basis was entitled to encashment of Earned Leave to his credit at the time of acceptance of his resignation from Government Service, subject to a limit of 180 days. Half Pay Leave stood forfeited. (The limit of Earned Leave which could be thus encashed was later raised to 300 days).


3. It is clarified that as per rule 39-D of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, the calculation of leave encashment in case of permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertaking / Autonomous Body wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Central / State Government will be as per  mlc 39(2)(b) which has been amended vide Notification GSR 170 dated 1/12/2009 to read as under:-


The cash equivalent of leave salary under Clause (a) shall be calculated as follows and shall be payable in one lump sum as a onetime settlement


(i) Cash Equivalent for Earned Leave

-

Pay admissible on the date of retirement plus Dearness Allowance admissible on that date 
/ 30

*

Number of days of unutilized earned leave at credit subject to the total of earned leave and half Pay leave at credit not exceeding 300 days
Cash payment in lieu of Half Pay Leave component

-

Half pay leave salary admissible on the date of retirement plus Dearness allowance admissible on that date  /  30

*

Number of days of Half Pay Leave at credit subject to the total of Earned leave and Half Pay leave at credit not exceeding 300 days
 
No commutation of Half Pay Leave shall be permissible to make up the 
shortfall in Earned Leave.

4. All Ministries / Departments may note for further action accordingly. 
5. Hindi version will follow. 
(Zoya C.B.) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

No.360381212008-Estt.(Res.) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
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North Block, New Delhi 
Dated : 19th May 2011 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even
number dated 27.1 1.2009 whereby a Special Recruitment Drive for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs was launched. It  was stipulated that all the backlog vacancies existing in the Ministries / Departments and its Attached Offices / Subordinate Offices / Public Sector Undertakings / Autonomous Bodies etc. as on 1 5.1 1.2009 shall be filled up by 15.7.2010. It could, however, not happen. The Drive was, therefore, extended upto 3oth June 201 1 vide OM of even no. dated 04.0 1.20 1 1 and all the Ministries / departments were requested to make concerted efforts to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies which had remained unfilled till then during the extended period of the Drive.

2. In view of the fact that the drive would conclude on 30.06.2011, it is requested that earnest efforts be made to fill up all the identified backlog vacancies by the said date.

3. All Ministries / Departments are requested to submit the progress of the drive to this Department, in preformed already prescribed earlier, in respect of the Ministry / Department and all its attached subordinate offices and autonomouslpublic sector undertakings by 20.07.2011.

4. It may be noted that progress of the drive is to be submitted to the
Cabinet immediately on completion of the drive and as such it would be important that complete and up to date information is sent to this Department by the above date so that correct progress may be reported to the Cabinet, for which Ministry / Department would be responsible.

(K.G.Verma) 
Director
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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Provident Fund interest rate to be hiked?

Union Minister for Labour and Employment M Mallikarjun Kharge today said the government was looking at further hiking the interest rate on Provident Fund from the present 9.5 per cent.

   "We are contemplating further increasing the interest rate on Provident Fund from the present 9.5 per cent. The interest rate on Employees Provident Fund (EPF) was increased to 9.5 per cent recently.

   "This time also we want to give more to the employees. We are working towards it", he said while inaugurating the Southern Zonal Office of Director General of Mines Safety here.

   Kharge also said the Ministry was bringing in 32 amendments to the Mines Safety Act formulated in 1952 wherein a number of stringent steps would be introduced for the safety of mine workers.

   "The steps include increasing the penalty for violating mines safety norms from Rs 1,000 to Rs 1 lakh. In cases where a penalty of Rs 5,000 was being imposed, it will be increased to Rs 5 lakh.

   "Similarly the punishment (for violating safety norms) will be increased from one year to five years imprisonment and in cases where the person was sentenced to three years, it will go up to seven", he said.

   Kharge said the main objective of bringing the amendments was to make "all those concerned with the mines-- from the owner to the agent to the director-- accountable for the safety of mine workers".

   The industry also had to be alert and take precautions to avert any disaster instead of acting only after the disaster takes place, he said.

   "The proposed amendments have already been introduced in the Rajya Sabha and are now before the Standing Committee", Kharge said.

   The minister appealed to Union Minister of state for Mines, Dhinsha J Patel, who was present on the occasion to instruct the officials in his department to direct mining lease holders to accord toppriority to the safety of mine workers.

   Kharge said Karnataka, which was under the control and jurisdiction of earlier Southern Zonal Office based at Hyderabad, would now come under the new zonal office.

   "We are also thinking of opening a regional office and also a sub-regional office here provided we get the required sites for it. We will be writing to the Bangalore Development Authority and Karnataka Housing Board on this issue", he said.

   Earlier, Patel said the Central government provides the guidelines for mining and it was for the state government to enforce it stringently.

   He said granting of mining leases also comes under the purview of the state. "It is the state which earns royalty from it (mines)," he said.

   Apart from bringing in amendments to the Mines Safety Act, the ministry was also considering reviving the mines which have been closed, he said.

Source:FE
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Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

MOST IMMEDIATE

No.6/3/2010-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the 16th May, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 29th October, 2010 and subsequent reminders dated 14th January, 2011 , 14th February, 2011 and 26th April, 2011 on the subject mentioned above.

   2. All the cadre units were requested to keep in readiness complete ACRS/APARs in respect of officials who applied for the Combined Limited Departmental Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008 so that the result of the said Examination could be declared in a compressed time schedule and in a time bound manner. It was also requested to furnish the status confirming that the ACRs/APARs are in readiness in respect of candidates who appeared in the LDCE by 2.5.2011 in the proforma.

   3. However, the status report so far compiled shows that only a few cadre units have furnished the the information stating that the APARs are in readiness. All the cadre units of CSS and CSSS are once again requested to initiate action for completion of ACRs/APARs in respect of candidates who appeared in the Combined LDCE immediately to enable the UPSC to finalise the results as early as possible.

(Monica Bhatia)
Director(CS-I)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Study Leave for Fellowships offered by reputed Institutes

No. 13023/2/2008-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training.

New Delhi, Dated the 11th May, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Study Leave for Fellowships offered by reputed Institutes.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even Number dated 18th November, 2010 on the above subject and to say that feed back on fellowships offered by reputed institutions which may be of benefit to their area of work is still awaited from various Ministries. 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 which 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 Fellowship in relaxation of the rules.

   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 undersigned by 20th May, 2011. The same may be mailed to the under signed as pads@nic.in. The comments provided earlier by the Department’s may once again be mailed.

(Vibha Govil Mishra)
DEPUTY SECRETARY TO THE GOVT. OF INDIA

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Monday, May 16, 2011

Central Civil Services (Leave) (Amendment) Rules, 2011

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

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


New Delhi, the 12th May, 2011.

NOTIFICATION

   G.S.R. – 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: -

   1. (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) (Amendment) Rules. 2011.

   (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, (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 27, in sub rule (2), for clause (b), the following clauses may be substituted, namely,-

   “(b) When a Government servant is removed or dismissed from service, credit of earned leave shall be allowed at the rate of two & half days per completed calendar month up to the end of the calendar month preceding the calendar month in which he is removed or dismissed from service;

   (c) When a Government Servant dies while in service, credit of earned leave shall be allowed at the rate of 2 1/2 & half days per completed month of service up to the date of death of the government Servant.”

   3. In the said rules, in rule 29, in sub-rule (2), for clause (c), the following clauses shall be substituted, namely,-

   “(c) When a Government servant is removed or dismissed from service, credit of half pay leave shall be allowed at the rate of 5/3 days per completed calendar month up to the end of the calendar month preceding the calendar month in which he is removed or dismissed from service;

   (ca) When a Government Servant dies while in service, credit of half pay leave shall be allowed at the rate of 5/3 days per completed month of service up to the date of death of the Government Servant.”

[F. No.13026/1/2010-Estt.(L)]

(Vibha Govil Mishra)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


   Foot note:-The principal rules were published vide number S.O.940, dated the 8th April, 1972 and was last amended vide notification G.S.R. 170 dated the 1st December, 2009.

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Sunday, May 15, 2011

Minutes of the Third monthly review meeting with cadre authorities in respect of issues pertaining to CSS, CSSS and CSCS held on 25.2.2011.

No .21/14/2010-CS.I(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

2nd Floor, Room No.209, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi, dated the 23 March, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Minutes of the Third monthly review meeting with cadre authorities in respect of issues pertaining to CSS, CSSS and CSCS held on 25.2.2011.

   The undersigned is directed to say that in order to strengthen the cadre management of Central Secretariat Service. Central Secretariat Stenographers Service and Central Secretariat Clerical Service, the third monthly review meeting was he under the chairmanship of Joint Secretary (CS) on 25.2.2011 in North Block, New Delhi with all the cadre units. The meeting was attended by 25 cadre/sub-cadre units.

   2. The minutes of the meeting have been uploaded at the web-site of the Department of Personnel & Training at www.persmin.nic.in —CS Division— CSS--Miscellaneous Circulars. All the cadre units are requested to peruse the minutes at the site and take necessary action accordingly.

(MONICA BHATIA)
DIRECTOR (CS.I)


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Traning


MINUTES OF THE THIRD MONTHLY REVIEW MEETING WITH CADRE UNITS ON ISSUES PERTAINING TO CSS/CSSS/CSCS HELD ON 25th FEBUAEY 2011

   The third monthly review meeting with the cadre units on issues pertaining to CSS/CSSS/CSCS was held at 11. 00 AM on 25th February, 2011 under the charmanship of JS (CS) in Room No.119, North Block. The agenda items for the meeting are at Annexure-1. The list of partcipants is at Annexure-II.

   2. Welcoming the representatives from the Ministries/Departments, Director (CS-I). DDP&T initiated the discussion. Before taking up the agenda items for discussion, he informed the cadre representatives that there was urgency in connection with restructuring of CSSS cadre. The DPC for promotion from PPS grade to Sr. PPS grade had been fixed for the 28th February, 2011 and that ACRs and vigilance clearance of certain officers were still awaited from some cadres. The names of the officers were intimated to the representatives of the cadres with the request to expedite the requisite documents to enable the DPC to consider the case of those officers for promotion.

   3. Director (CS-I) then explained the position with regard to the agenda items as under:

(I) Non-relieving of SOs/ad-hoc USa for level D training on the ground of official exigencics

   It was explained that the Level D training for Section Officers is a mandatory training as part of CSS Cadre Training Plan. Non-attendance of the training would affect the promotion prospects of the officers concerned. It was informed that there were 19 officers who had been nominated earlier but have not attended the Level D training. There were two officers who had been nominated thrice and one officer four times

   The Cadre Units concerned were impressed upon to relieve the officers for training as non-attendance of the training would hamper their promotion.

(ii) Inputs regarding ad-hoc promotion to SO Grade in pursuance of O.M. dated 11-11-2010

   So far, the information was still pending from two Cadre units-(i) Social Justice and Empowerment and (ii) Youth Affairs and Sports. It was decided that a communication to the two cadres would be sent at Secretary level.

(iii) Completion of CR Dossiers of Assisnts/PAs who have appeared for Combined LDCE 2006. 2007 & 2008

   The Cadres were informed that the results of the Combined LDCE for 2006-2008 would likely be declared by the end of April/1 week of May, 2011 and hence all the Pending ACRs were required to be completed urgently. While the status was complete only in respect of 2 cadres (Legal Affairs, Water Resources) it was partially complete in respect of 4 cadres ( MHA, Labour Posts, Culture) All the Cadre units were requested to take appropriat action on an urgent basis.

(iv) Vacancy position in the grade of LDC for Select List Year 2010 as per amended CSCS Rules 2010

   All cadre units were requested vide OM dated 24-11-2010 to furnish the revised vacancy position in the grade of LDC for SL 2010. The requisite information was still awaited from 11 Cadre units (Commerce, Culture Earth Sciencee, Food & PD, MHA Minoriti Affairs Rural development, Social Justice & Empowerment, Telecommunication, WCD, Youth Affairs & Sports)

(v) ACRs of PS up to Select List Year 2000 (General) and 2004 (SC & ST)

   The information was pending from 28 cadre units

(vi) Deletion of names of Steno Grade D appearing in CSL of the grade circulated on 28-7-2006 but who have been promoted as PA/PS on regular basis or have left service

   Cadre units were requested to furnish the required information by 31-1-2011 Despite reminder dated 8-2-2011, the requisite information was still awaited from 7 Cadre units (Corporate Affairs, Culture, Minority Affairs, DOP&T, Social justice & Empowerment, UPSC, Youth Affairs & Sports).

(Vii) Apprising the cadres on future action points emanating from CSSS Cadre Restructuring and time frame

   Joint Secretary(CS) briefed the cadre units about the action being taken consequent to restructuring of CSSS cadre such as allocation of newly created posts to Ministries/Departments making promotion to the grades of Sr.PPS. PS and PA. He urged that the cadre units Should arrange to furnish the pending ACRs/APARs urgently to enable the DOP&T to accomplish the targets in a time bounc manner.

(viii) Completion/submission of Property return in respect of CSS officers for 2010 (& prior years)

   For the year 2009, IPR in respect of 866 officers had been received. IPRs in respect of 485 officers have so far been received for the year 2010. The Cadre units were requested to issue internal circulars for expediting submission of IPRs by the officers

   JS(CS) observed that since there is a provision in the ACR/APAR form about submission of IPR, the Ministries/Departments should certify the factual position indicated by an officer in his ACR about submission of IPR

(ix) APAR completion of all CSS officers for 2009-10 and prior years and timely updating of APAR monitoring software by Nodal Officers

   It was informed that necessary training had been conducted for the Nodal Officers and a separate meeting was also held in September, 2010 for this purpose All the Nodal Officers were last reminded on 25-1-2011 to upload all the available data/status of completion of APAR by 10-2-2011. So far only 49 cadres have started feeding the data, which is incomplete. Others were asked to start feeding data in the software.

   JS (CS) mentioned that an exercise would be undertaken for the scanning of the ACRs of previous years

(x) Completion of ER Sheet data especially for Section Officers and Assistants

   The information on completion of ER Sheet data has been received from 30 Departments and is awaited from 47 Departments.

4. JS (CS) then mentioned about the followino issues

   (I) Recently MHA promoted 16 Group D staff to the grade of LDC on ad-hoc basis, which was not proper. Similar action by two cadres (UPSC, Supply) has led to court cases. He asked the cadres not to resort to such ad-hoc promotions, without approval of DOP&T. He requested the representative of MHA to have this decision reviewed.

   (ii) Expressing concern about the status of impiementation of the orders of transfer of officers under the Rotational Transfer Policy, he observed that despite interaction with the cadres in this regard and despite the fact that the CSS Rules provide for compliance of such orders within 45 days, the status of relieving of officers was not satisfactory. Though instructions in this regard are plenty, compliance is not uniform. He asked the representatives of the cadres to report the matter to their higher authorities concerned and for taking action for implementation of the transfer orders.

   (iii) He informed that a draft RTP for CSSS had been circulated with a time frame given for furnishing comments. He asked the cadres to go through this and furnish their comments so that the same could be finazed.

   (iv) He informed that recently USs with 16 years in a particular Ministry/Department had been transferred under the RTP. After the Parliament Session further rotational transfer of USs would be effected.

   5. Thereafter the cadre representatives were asked to explain the position with regard to their Ministries/Departments on the agenda items and also on other related issues. The status of the agenda items with regard to the Ministries/Departments as informed by them are at Annexure-lll.

   6. As regards other issues/problems raised by the cadre units. the position is as under:

   6.1 Director, Ministry of Labour mentioned that 15 out of the 24 UDCs transferred to that Ministry had not joined. The representatives from the Ministry of Coal and FPI raised the question of relieving of UDCs from Urban Development. Director. MHA also raised the matter regarding relieving of UDCs from Rural Development and Department of Posts.

   On being asked about the status. Under Secretary. Ministry of UD informed that action was being taken to relieve the UDCs transferred to other Ministries/Departments

   6.2 Director MoD explained that on all the points mentioned in the agenda, the Defence Ministry had complied with all the issues. He urged that vacant posts be filled up at the earliest.

   6.3 Similarly the representative of M/o Road Transport and highways also informed that all the agenda points, action by M/o RTH had been complied with.

   6.4 Under Secretary. DIPP informed that ACRs of 9 PSs were pending from other participating offices. who were being reminded to expedite the same.

   6.5 Under Secretary. Ministry of Finance informed that of the 3 PSs nominated to that Ministry, only one had joined. Director (CS-I) suggested that they should write to the relieving Ministry/Department also, while DOPT would make efforts to get them relieved.

   6.6 Representative of Ministry of Environment and Forests mentioned that two stenographers from Mnistry of I&B were yet to join. Director. MHA also mentioned about non-joining of 15 StenographerS and 2 PAs. DS(CS-ll) asked her to write to DOP&T formally so that the matter could be taken up with the Ministries concerned.

   6.7 The representative from the Ministry of Mines raised the issue of non-filling up of the vacancies in the grades of SO(6), Assistant (8). UDC (5) and stenographer (3). Director(CS-l) explained that 496 DR Assistams have been nominated but their dossiers are awaited. They would be available for posting only after August, 2011 after completion of a the pre-appointment formalities and training. which has been reduced from 16 weeks to 12 weeks. SOs would be available for posting after April/May, 2011. DS(CS-ll) mentioned that eligible LDCs can be promoted on ad-hoc basis for filling up of the vacancies of UDC.

   6.8 DS. Science and Technology mentioned that they were facing problems due to non-filling up of the vacancies in the grade of UDC and Stenographer. The representative from Department of Posts mentioned that they required UDCs to fill up the resultant vacancies of 11 incumbents who had been promoted as Assistants. DS(CS-H) suggested that a communication may he sent to DOP&T for consideration for appropriate action

   6.9 The representatives from the Ministries of Coal and Disinvestment raised the issue of non-filling up of the vacancies of Under Secretary. Director(CS-l) explained that regular panel to the grade cf Under Secretary had been held up due to litigation and that ad-hoc promotion would be made in July. 2011. Only thereafter, it would be possible for DOP&T to fill up the vacancies of Under Secretary.

   6.10 Raising the issue of officers transferred on loan basis. Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education sought issuance of guidelines by the DOP&T in this regard. Director(CS-l) explained that this was a mutual informal arrangement between the two Ministries/Departments and that DOP&T had no role in it. The lending Ministry/Department can refuse to agree to such requests keeping in view smooth management of its cadre.

   6.11 Under Secretary, WCD informed that one PPS from Ministry of Road Transport and Highways was to join. He also mentioned that the question of encadrerment of one post of PPS was pending. DS (CS-II) mentioned that allocation of posts to different Ministries would be issued shortly.

   The representative from Earth Sciences mentioned about filling up of 3 posts of LDC for which a proposal for encadrerment of the posts had been sent. Director(CS-l) clarified that it was not possible to fill up such vacancies immediately as there was a certain procedure which had to be completed. He informed that DOP&T woud be issuing guidelines in this regard shortly. which should he kept in view by the Ministries/Departments while requesting for filling up of vacancies arising due to new creation of posts.

   7. As regards issues relating to RIP, Director MHA informed that one, Sh. DeenDayal had not yet joined. DS. Legal Affairs stated that one Section Officer transferred to Department of Expenditure would be reheved after a substitute had been provided in his place. Director(CS-l) asked him to implement the order without insisting for a substitute.

   8. A number of Ministries/Departments mentioned about the problems being faced in uploading data in the APAR softare. Under Secretary RD requested for imparting training to the nodal officers of the sub-cadres. Shri BSA Padrnanabha, DS. FPI informed that they had written to DOP&T for imparting training for monitoring the APAR software. Shri Rajendra Singh. Under Secretary, Ministry of Health mentioned that the nodal officer handling the APAR software had been changed and nobody else had the password. He requested that 2/3 other officers should be provided with passwords to handle the work. The representatives from Ministry of Civil Aviation and the Ministry of Culture also asked for new password for APAR software. The representative from Minority Affairs mentioned that training was required for handling the APAR software. The representative from Supply Division informed that the nodel officer had changed and they therefore, required new password as wel as training to handle the APAR software.

   It was informed that the Ministries/Departments facing problem in handling the APAR software can contact the officer concerned of NIC and that another meeting would be held in this regard.

   9. Shri Rajendra Singh. Under Secretary, Ministry of Health, raised the issue of sub-cadre units like JIPMER, writing to the DOP&T directly without consulting the main cadre unit on cadre matters, which was not proper. Director(CS-l) clarified that comments of the main cadre unit were invariably sought by the DOP&T before examining/considering such cases.

   10. Appreciating the co-operation and the response of the Ministries/Departments Director (CS-I) informed that the updates on the agends items furnished by the Ministries/Departments would be taken on record

   11. The meetin ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

ANNEXURE-I

THIRD MONTHLY REVIEW MEETING WITH CADRE UNITS 0N ISSUES PERTAINING TO CSS/CSSS/CSCS

25th February, 2011

AGENDA.

   (i) Non-relieving of SOs/ad-hoc USs for Ieve1 D training on the ground of official exigencies

   (ii) Inputs regarding ad-hoc promotion to SO Grade in pursuance of O.M. dated 1l-11-2010

   (iii) Completion of CR Dossiers of Assistants/Rs who have appeared for Combined LDCE 2006, 2007 & 2008.

   (iv) Vacancy position in the grade of LDC for Select List Year 2010 as per amended CSCS Rules 2010

   (v) ACRs of PS up to Select List Year 2000 (General) and 2004 (SC & ST)

   (vi) Deletion of names of Steno Grade D appearing in CSL of the grade circulated on 28-7-2006 but who have been promoted as PA/PS on regular basis or have left service

   (vii) Apprising the cadres on future action points emanating from CSSS Cadre Restructuring and time frame

   (viii) Completion/submission of Property return in respect cf CSS officers for 2010 (& prior years)

   (ix) APAR completion of all CSS officers for 2009-10 and prior years and timely updating of APAR monitoring software by Nodal Officers

   (x) Completion of ER Sheet data especially for Section Officers and Assistants

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Saturday, May 14, 2011

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (CONDUCT) AMENDMENT RULES, 2011

(To be published in Part II, Section 3, Sub-section(i) of the Gazette of India,
Extraordinary)

Government of India
Ministry Of Personnel, Public Grievances And Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, the 9th May, 201 1

NOTIFICATION

G.S.R ... ... (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and 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 here by makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Conduct)Rules,1964, namely :-

1.         (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Conduct)      Amendment Rules, 2011.
          (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official   Gazette.
2.         In the Central Civil services (Conduct) Rules, 1964, in rule 18, -
(a)     for sub-rule (3), the following shall be substituted, namely:

          "(3) Where a Government servant enters Into a transaction in respect of movable property either in hi own name or in the name of the member of his family, he shall, within one month from the date of such transaction, report the same to the
prescribed authority, if the value of such property exceeds two months' basic pay of the Government servant:

          Provided that the previous sanction of the prescribed authority shall be obtained by the Government servant if any such transaction is with a person having official dealings with him.
.
(b) in Explanation I, in clause (I), in sub-clause (a), for the letters, figures  and words
"Rs 10,000, or one-sixth of the total annual emoluments received from Government,
whichever is less", the words 'two months' basic pay of the Government servant, shall be substituted .

[F. No. 11013/8/2011-Estt. (A)
                                        Sd/-
Mamta Kundra,Joint Secretary(E)
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Thursday, May 12, 2011

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

N0.39035/0112011-Estt.(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi,10th May    2011 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been impressing upon various Ministries/Departments to complete  the disciplinary proceedings  by minimizing avoidable delays.  In para 3.11.10 of the 4th   report of the 2nd   ARC titled "Ethics  i n   governance",  it  has been observed from  a  sample study  that  the Administrative Departments take more than 213th  of the time taken  to  process the case under the  CCS(CCA)  Rules. In the sample  study, the Inquiry Officers were found to  be taking about  17% of the time  and the UPSC about 5% of the time to conclude their findings. This Department has issued OM No.39011/12/2009-Estt.(B) dated 14.9.2010 reiterating that the  requisite details in the  proforma to be sent to the UPSC are properly filled  up and sent with the relevant documents so that there does  not  arise occasion for  the  UPSC  to  make  a  back reference  to the Ministries/Departments for the deficiencies found by the Commission in the  papers sent to them.

2.  The UPSC has brought to the notice of this Department that during the  year 2010-1 1 the Commission  had to  return the case to the  concerned Departments in more than  40%  of the  cases  on account  of  procedural/documentary deficiencies. A list of the common deficiencies observed  by the Commission i n  these cases are given in the Annexure. All Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that the deficiencies indicated in the Annexure are not repeated in the proposals being sent to the UPSC for seeking its advice on disciplinary matters.

3.  Attention of  Ministries/Departments is also drawn to  this Department's OM No.39011/12/2009 -Estt.(B) dated 16.11.2010 wherein it has been requested that in cases where  the  Courts  are being apprised of the time taken  in  finalizing  a disciplinary proceeding through affidavit, information in  regard to the  pendency of the matter before the UPSC may be correctly projected.  The average time taken by the Commission  in  tendering  advice  in  disciplinary proceedings  is  about  4 to 6 months. The Commission tender its advice in about 3 months in those cases where priority is  attached  due to direction of  Court.  In such  cases,  in  order to  expedite  scrutiny of the cases a single window system on pilot basis had been introduced in the  UPSC from September 2010  and  initially  9  Ministries/Departments were included in the single window system.  The Commission has now decided to extend the  single window  system  to  all other Ministries/Departments whose offices  are situated in Delhi for submission of disciplinary cases involving court cases. Under this system,  a  Ministry/Department  while  referring the disciplinary cases  to  the Commission for advice, is  required to authorize a representative, not below the level of Under Secretary, to  hand over the case to the designated officer i n  the UPSC, with  prior appointment.  The cases received from a Ministry/Department are initially scrutinized on the  spot,  i n  terms of information sought i n  the  Proforma  check  list issued by this Department.  Only cases which are complete as per the check list are accepted by the Commission for further scrutiny and examination. Incomplete cases are  returned at the  counter itself after pointing out the deficiencies.  In  UPSC, the case  records are  to  be  handed  over  to  the Under  Secretary(S-1),(Tel No.23387346/23098591-Ext.4342) i n  Room No.10-A located in the Annexure Building of  the Commission. The case records should explicitly indicate the status of the CAT/Court cases, the fact regarding the time limit for disposal of the case if any and extension sought for providing at  least  3-4  months  of  time to  the  Commission for disposal of the case.

4.  All  Ministries/Departments are  requested to adhere to the above procedure for submission  of  disciplinary cases involving Court cases to the Commission through single window system.

(C.A. Subramanian) 
Director 
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India. 


  ANNEXURE to OM No.39035/01/2011 -Estt.(B) dated 10" May. 2011 

i) The  documents  indicated  i n   proforma/checklist  not  duly referenced with page  number, folder name etc.

ii) Vague  comments/information e.g.  ‘….’  o r  'do'  i n  the  proforma were  mentioned.

iii) The documents were not original or duly authenticated.

iv). Photocopies were signed in  black ink.

v) The exhibits and other documents were not legible.

vi) Documents i n  regional language:-

(a) Translation not provided.
(b) Translation unauthenticated.

vii) I n  case o f  retired CO, the information like last pay drawn, monthly pension and gratuity were not provided.  No specific information provided whether pension and/or gratuity i s  withheld or released.

viii) Para-wise comments of the DA o n  the representation of the CO on IO Report were not part of the record.

ix)  Daily Order Sheets were not available for all the dates of hearing.

x) In  minor  penalty  cases,  the  Relied  Upon  Documents  (RUDs) referred i n  the statement of imputation were  not forwarded and not properly referenced.

xi) The  column related to  general  examination  o f  the  CO  did  not clearly indicate the reference of related papers.

xii) In case of disagreement of DA with 10  Report, a tentative note of disagreement was not forwarded to  the CO.

xiii)  . The  para-wise comments of the  DA  did  not  address the points raised by the CO i n  h i s  reply.

 xiv) In case of pension cut proposals, the approval of President was not taken. The approval of the President in  all pension cut cases is  mandatory.

xv)The  DA in  a large number of cases, expresses opinion regarding the quantum or penalty or amount of  pension cut to  be imposed on the CO.

xvi) Procedure  of  prescribed Complaints  Committee on  Sexual Harassment were not followed

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2010 Result Announced

920 Candidates Recommended for Appointment

            Based on the results of the written part of Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2010, held by the Union Public Service Commission in October-November, 2010 and the interviews for Personality Test held in March-April, 2011, the following is the list, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to –

(i)             Indian Administrative Service;
(ii)           Indian Foreign Service;
(iii)        Indian Police Service; and
(iv)         Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.

A total number of 920 candidates have been recommended for appointment including 428 General (including 19 Physically Challenged candidates), 270 Other Backward Classes (including 8 Physically Challenged candidates), 148 Scheduled Castes (including 1 Physically Challenged candidate) and 74 Scheduled Tribes  candidates. Result is available on PIB website i.e www.pib.nic.in and also on the U.P.S.C. website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in.

             The number of vacancies reported by the Government for the Indian Administrative Service is 151 (76 General, 41 Other Backward Classes, 23 Scheduled Castes and 11 Scheduled Tribes);  for the Indian Foreign Service is 35 (18 General, 8 Other Backward Classes, 3 Scheduled Castes and 6 Scheduled Tribes); for the Indian Police Service is 150 (77 General, 40 Other Backward Classes, 22 Scheduled Castes and 11 Scheduled Tribes); for the Central Services Group ‘A’ is 623 (324 General, 161 Other Backward Classes, 94 Scheduled Castes and 44 Scheduled Tribes) and for Central Services Group ‘B’ is 84 (55 General, 21 Other Backward Classes, 6 Scheduled Castes and 2 Scheduled Tribes).  This includes 28 vacancies for Physically Challenged candidates. Appointment to the various Services will be made according to the number of vacancies available with due consideration to the provisions contained in Rules 2 and 19 of the Rules of the Examination and subject to the final decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court / Hon’ble High Courts / Hon’ble C.A.Ts. on the S.L.Ps / R.As / W.Ps. / O.As. pending therein.

The candidature of 39 candidates with the following Roll Numbers is provisional:-

001446
002256
004163
004652
005641
006614
007269
007853
007864
016999
026016
037429
043619
048728
065844
081749
082749
117653
124107
124657
125765
129995
145912
156848
157023
166604
188704
202305
247507
264185
324513
340817
348453
352137
354661
385758
451077
457099
474534

            The result of two candidates has been withheld.

            In accordance with Rule 16(4) & (5) of the Civil Services Examination Rules, 2010, the Commission is maintaining a consolidates Reserve List of 242 candidates which includes 121 General, 94 Other Backward Classes, 23 Scheduled Casts and 4 Scheduled Tribes candidates ranking in order of merit below the last recommended candidate under respective category.

            UPSC has a “Facilitation Counter” near Examination Hall Building in its campus.  Candidates can obtain any information / clarification regarding their examinations / recruitments on the working days between 1000 hours to 1700 hours in person or over telephone Nos.23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543. Result will also be available on the UPSC’s Website i.e. http//www.upsc.gov.in.  However, marks are likely to be available on the website within 15 days from the date of declaration of results.

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Highlights of Civil Services (Exam), 2010 -UPSC

The Civil Services Examination is the most important and prestigious examination amongst various examinations conducted by the UPSC. It attracts largest number of candidates from the entire length and breadth of the country. The selected candidates are appointed to the higher Civil Services of the country.

Following are the important highlights of the Civil Services Examination, 2010, for which final result has been declared today:

„« A total number of 5,47,698 candidates applied for this examination, 2,69,036 candidates appeared for the Preliminary examination, which was conducted on May 23, 2010.

„« 12,491 candidates qualified for the Main written examination held in October ¡V November, 2010. 2589 candidates were short listed for the Personality Test conducted in March-April, 2011.

„« Finally, 920 candidates (717 male and 203 female) have been recommended for appointment to the IAS, IFS, IPS and other Central Services.

„« Ms. S.Divyadharshini (Roll NO.014421), a female candidate, has topped the Civil Services Examination, 2010. She has done B.A., B.L.(Hons.) from Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, Chennai. This is her second attempt.

„« The second ranker is Ms. Sweta Mohanty (Roll NO.316736). She has done B.Tech (Computer Science) from GRIET, JNTU, Hyderabad. This is her third attempt.

„« Mr. RV Varun Kumar (Roll No.021490), is the topper among male candidates. He has secured overall third rank. He has done BDS from Ragas Dental College, Chennai. This is his third attempt.

„« The Top 25 candidates consist of 20 males and 5 females.

„« Educational qualification ¡Vwise the top 25 candidates comprise of 15 candidates belonging to Engineering; 5 candidates belonging to Commerce, Management, Humanities, Science & Social Sciences; and 5 candidates belonging to Medical Science background.

„« Out of the Top 25 candidates, 8 have made to the merit list in their first attempt, 4 in second attempt, 9 in third attempt, 3 in fourth attempt and 1 in fifth attempt.

„« Of the 920 candidates recommended, 28 are physically challenged candidates ¡V 14 orthopaedically challenged; 5 visually impaired and 9 hearing impaired.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

LIC using revenue stamps arbitrarily in receipts: CIC

 Several branches of the country's largest insurance company Life Insurance Corporation of India are allegedly causing huge loss to exchequer by issuing receipts without affixing revenue stamps.

The matter came to light during a hearing before the Central Information Commission which directed the LIC to make public details of all the revenue stamps purchased by the Corporation between 2006-10.

The case relates to an RTI applicant who sought to know from the LIC details of revenue stamps purchased by it during the last five years along with other queries but the request was denied saying compiling of information would divert the resources disproportionately.

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Saturday, May 07, 2011

Extension of scope of Family Pension to widowed/divorced/unmarried daughter and dependent disabled siblings of Central Government servants/pensioners – Clarification

No.1/13/09-P&PW(E) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
New Delhi, the 28th April, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of scope of Family Pension to widowed/divorced/unmarried daughter and dependent disabled siblings of Central Government servants/pensioners – Clarifications – reg.

The undersigned is directed to state that as per the existing provisions of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as amended from time to time, the son/daughter of a Government servant/Pensioner is eligible for family pension upto the date of his/her marriage/remarriage or till he/she starts earning or till the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier. Further, a disabled son/daughter of a Government servant/Pensioner suffering from any disorder or disability of mind, including mentally retarded, or who is physically crippled or disabled, is eligible for family pension for life subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions. Subsequently, orders were issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) dt. 27.10.97 and No.1/19/03-P&PW(E) dt. 30.8.2004 making divorced/widowed daughters eligible for family pension even after attaining the age limit of 25 years subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions. It was subsequently clarified vide this Department’s O.M. No.1/19/03-P&PW(E) dt. 11.10.2006 that family pension to widowed/divorced daughters is admissible irrespective of the fact that the divorce/widowhood takes place after attaining the age of 25 years or before.

2. Further, orders have been issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.1/19/03-P&PW(E) dt. 6th September, 2007, whereby an unmarried daughter of a Government servant/Pensioner beyond 25 years of age, has been made eligible for family pension at par with the widowed/divorced daughter subject to fulfilment of certain conditions. However, family pension to the widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters shall be payable in order of their date of birth and the younger of them shall not be eligible for family pension unless the next above has become ineligible for grant of family pension. Further, the family pension to widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters above the age of 25 years, shall be payable only after the other eligible children below the age of 25 years have ceased to be eligible to receive family pension and that there is no disabled child to receive the family pension.

3. Subsequently, orders have been issued vide this Department’s O.M. No.1/15/2008-P&PW(E) dt. 17.8.2009 whereby dependent disabled siblings of a Government servant/pensioner have been made eligible for family pension for life subject to the fulfilment of certain conditions.

4. Representations have been received in this Department from various quarters (i.e. Pensioners’ Associations, etc.) to the effect that the claims for family pension of widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters and dependent disabled siblings are not being entertained by certain Ministries/Departments on the plea that their names do not appear in the details of family members submitted by the Government servant/Pension to the Head of Office from where he/she had retired. Besides, in cases where a Government servant/Pensioner had expired prior to the issue of above referred orders by this Department, the claims of widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters, etc. for family pension are not being entertained by Ministries/Departments on the plea that they were not eligible for family pension at the time of retirement/death of the Government servant or death of the Pensioner. This Department has been requested for issue of appropriate clarificatory orders in the matter so as to settle the family pension claims of the aggrieved widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters, etc., of the Government servants/Pensioners.

5. The matter has been considered in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance. It is hereby clarified that subject to fulfilment of other conditions laid down therein, the widowed/divorced/unmarried daughter of a Government servant/Pensioner, will be eligible for family pension with effect from the date of issue of respective orders irrespective of the date of death of the Government servant/Pensioner. Consequently, financial benefits in such cases will accrue from the date of issue of respective orders. The cases of dependent disabled siblings of the Government servants/Pensioners would also be covered on the above lines.

6. All Ministries/Departments are requested kindly to settle the family pension claims of widowed/divorced/unmarried daughters and dependent disabled siblings accordingly on priority. They are also requested to bring these orders to the notice of their attached/subordinate organizations for compliance.

7. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their U.O. No.97/EV/201 1 dated 06.04.2011.

8. In so far as their applicability to the personnel of Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders are being issued in consultation with the C&AG of India vide their U.O. No.65-Audit (Rules)/14-2010 dt. 26.4.2011.

9. Hindi version will follow.

 (K.S.Chibb) 
Director
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Thursday, May 05, 2011

Revision of flat rates of licence fee for Central Govt. Residential Accommodation throughout the country.

No.18011/1/2009-Pol-III
Government of India
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated: 28th April, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of flat rates of licence fee for Central Govt. Residential Accommodation throughout the country.

   In terms of SR-324(4), the Government has decided to revise the flat rates of licence fee recoverable for the residential accommodation available in General pool and also in Departmental Pools of Ministries/Departments of the Government of India throughout the country (except in respect of substandard/unclassified accommodation of Ministry of Defence, accommodation for service personnel of the Ministry of Defence and accommodation under the control of Ministry of Railways), as shown in the Annexure.

   2. The revised rates of licence fee would be effective from 1st July. 2010. All Ministries/Departments are requested to take action to recover the revised licence fee in accordance with these orders in respect of accommodation under their control all over the country.

   3. This issues with the concurrence of integrated Finance Wing of the Ministry of Urban Development under its Diary No 545/Dir. (F)FD/10 dated 15.11.2010 & dated 03.01.2011.

   4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, orders would be issued separately.

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(R.N.Yadav)
Deputy Director of Estates Policy)

revised rates

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Clarification on increase in certain allowances by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2011

No. 12011/01/2011-Estt. (Allowance) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension 
Department of Personnel & Training 
New Delhi, May 4, 2011 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Clarification  on  increase  in  certain allowances  by  25% as a  result  of
enhancement of Dearness Allowances w.e.f. 1.1.2011  -

On  the  above  mentioned  subject,  it  is  stated that  consequent  upon enhancement of Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees @ 51% w.e.f.  1st January, 2011  vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.  No.1(2)/2011-E-I1  (l3)  dated  24 th March, 2011,  the following points  are clarified:

a) The annual ceiling limit for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance shall  be  Rs.15,000/-  per  child.  Accordingly,  the  quarterly  claim  could  be more than Rs.3750/- in one quarter and less than Rs.3750/- in another quarter subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.15,000/- per child and Hostel Subsidy shall
be Rs.3750/- per month per child;

b)  The  rates  of  Special Allowance  for  Child  Care to  women  with disabilities stands revised to Rs. 1250/- per month; and

c) The  annual  ceiling for  reimbursement  of  education  allowance  for  disabled children of Government employees shall be treated  as revised to Rs.30,OOO/ per  annum per  child and the rates of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children of  Government employees shall  be treated as revised  from Rs.6000/-  per  child
per month to Rs.7500/- per child per month.

2.   These revisions are applicable with effect from 1st January, 2011

3 .   These revisions shall be subject to other terms and conditions mentioned in this Department's  O.M. No.12011/03/2008-Estt  (Allowance)  dated  2.9.2008  and O.M. No  12011/04/2008 dated  11.9.2008.

(Vibha Govil Mishra) 
Deputy Secretary 
Telefax: 23092483
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

SC/ST, OBC 'preferred' in PSU top jobs

New Delhi: n the name of "professionalisation", the government has come out with an advisory that candidates belonging to SCs/STs and OBC categories should be given preference in the appointment of non-official directors on PSU boards.
In addition, the advisory states that women candidates should also get preference for appointment to the boards of the central public sector units (PSUs).

The advisory has been issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) to different administrative ministries on the recommendations of the Standing Committee of Parliament on Industry.

In an office memorandum (OM), the DPE said it considered the recommendations of the parliamentary panel and decided to convey the same to the administrative ministries.

The title of the OM is "Professionalisation of boards of Central Public Sector Enterprises..."

It said the DPE has "decided to communicate" the concern expressed by the committee to all the administrative ministries/departments which initiate proposals for appointment to such positions.

There are 217 operational PSUs, of which 158 are profit-making.

Source:financial express

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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

RECRUITMENT RULES FOR SCIENTIFIC POSTS-DOPT

No. AR- 14017/37/2008-Estt(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pension
Department of Personnel & Training

NewDelhi, Dated the 29th April, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Amendment to Recruitment Rules for scientific posts as per Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme based on 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations.

   Attention is invited to modified FCS for Scientists based on 6th CPC recommendations issued in this Department’s OM of even number dated 10.9.2010. It has been laid down that assessment of Scientists from 1.1.2011 shall be done according to the revised provisions of the scheme. Accordingly, all the Ministries/Departments were advised to initiate action for review of the provisions of FCS and amend their recruitment rules to bring the scheme in their organization in conformity with the guidelines of DOPT.

   2. The proposal for amendment of the RRs for incorporating the revised scheme have not been received from most of the Scientific Ministries/Departments. The revised guidelines have been issued in September 2010 giving sufficient time for the Ministries/Departments to take action for amendment of the RRs. The guidelines of DOPT issued earlier make it clear that the promotions under FCS shall be from a prospective date only after the competent authority has approved the same. Under the circumstances, action should have been taken by now to amend the RRs so that assessment of Scientists could be carried as per the revised Scheme.

   3. Accordingly the Ministries/Departments are advised to take immediate action in this regard to amend the RRs so that assessment of Scientists could be carried as per the revised Scheme.

   4. Hindi version will follow.

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(Smita Kumar)
Director

Source:www.persmin.gov.in

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