Wednesday, August 31, 2011

AICPIN FOR JULY 2011


All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of July 2011
                                All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of July, 2011 increased by 4 points and stood at 193 (one hundred & ninety three) .
                             
                                During July, 2011, the index recorded maximum increase of 18 points in Bhilai centre, 15 points in Bokaro centre, 14 points in Haldia centre, 12 points in Jamshedpur centre, 8 points in 2 centres, 7 points in 6 centres, 6 points in 5 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 12 centres, 3 points in 17 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Salem centre, 1 point each in Munkakkayam and Quilon centres, while in the remaining 2 centres the index remained stationary.
                             
                                The maximum increase of 18 points  in  Bhilai centre is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of Rice, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Cooking Gas etc. The increase of 15  points in Bokaro  centre is due to Housing Index and increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Mustard Oil, Vegetable & Fruit items, Firewood, Electricity Charges Soft Coke, Clothing items, Cinema Charges, etc. The increase of 14 points in Haldia centre is due to Housing Index and increase in the prices of Vegetable items, Cooking Gas, etc. The increase of 12 points in Jamshedpur centre is due to Housing Index and increase in the prices of Rice, Vegetable items, Cooking Gas, Soft Coke etc. The increase of 8 points in Monger Jamalpur and Surat centres is due to Housing Index and increase in the prices of  Arhar Dal, Groundnut Oil, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Cooking Gas, Firewood, Soft Coke, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Salem centre is the outcome of decrease in the prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Poultry, Onion, Vegetable items, etc. The decrease of 1 point each in Munkakayam and Quilon centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Coconut Oil, Onion, Vegetable and Fruit items, etc.
                                The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad
188

2. Bangalore
194

3. Chennai
168

4. Delhi
178

5. Kolkata
186

6. Mumbai
194

                                The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of July, 2011 is 8.43% as compared to 8.62% in June, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index is 6.25% in July, 2011 as compared to 6.91% in June, 2011.
       
                                The CPI-IW for August, 2011 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 30th September, 2011.

Source:pib
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Sanction of Child Care Leave(CCL): Instructions regarding


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

No. AN/XIV/19404/Leave Matters/Vol. III

Dated 25- 8-2011

To

All PCsDA/CsDA

Sub: Sanction of Child Care Leave: Instructions regarding

     Consequent upon the implementation of 6th CPC, Child Care Leave to Women Employees of the Central Govt. was introduced w.e.f. 1st September 2008 vide DoP&T OM No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 18-11-2008.

2.  DoP&T vide their OM No.13018/2/2008-Estt(L) dated 18-11-2008 have further clarified on the subject that Child Care Leave for women employees is meant to facilitate them in taking care of their children at the time of need. However, it should not disrupt the functioning of Central Govt. Offices. It was further clarified by DoP&T that CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right and under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of leave by the leave sanctioning authority.

3.  Instances have come to the notice of this HQrs office, where CCL has been used as a means to dodge unpalatable postings or to avoid functioning in a specific office/section and even to proceed abroad, rather than for the purpose for which CCL was introduced. This goes against the spirit of the Govt. orders on the subject. There have also been instances where even IDAS officers have left their offices ‘in anticipation" of sanction of the CCL.

4.  In view of the above, it is requested to all PCsDA/CsDA that the cases of CCL granted to the employees under their jurisdiction may please be reviewed and ensured that the CCL has been genuinely granted for the purpose for which it is meant. It may also be impressed upon all concerned that proceeding on CCL without sanction constitutes misconduct and will invite disciplinary proceedings against the official concerned.

This issues with the approval of CGDA.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Rakesh Sehgal
Jt.CGDA(AN)

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Filling up of Backlog Vacancies


All vacancies in Group ‘A’ to Group ‘C’, pertaining to organized services, are filled through the concerned cadre controlling authorities viz. Department of Personnel & Training, Department of Economic Affairs etc. and information on backlog vacancies, if any, are reported by the Ministry to the concerned cadre controlling authorities in accordance with the extant instructions of DOPT. As regards Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts, where Ministry is the cadre controlling authority, the instructions on backlog vacancies are being complied with.

04 Group B (Non-Gazetted) officials (Assistants of CSS) have been appointed in the Ministry against the back-log vacancies during the past three years.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri R.P.N. Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Friday, August 26, 2011

Vacant Posts of SCs/STs


Group ‘A’ Posts in the Ministry are either part of Central Staffing Scheme filled up on deputation tenure basis or cadre posts of Central Secretariat Service (CSS). Similarly, Group ‘B’ Posts are cadre posts of Central Secretariat Service or Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS). Appointments to all posts in CSS/CSSS are made by Department of Personnel & Training who controls these services duly considering the provisions of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. In case of Group ‘C’ posts, one vacancy reserved for SC category has been intimated to Department of Personnel and Training for filling up.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Mines, Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Source:pib

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Teachers Exchange Programme with United States


The teachers from all over India from 6th to 12th grade are eligible for the Fullbright Teacher Exchange programme conducted under the auspices of United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF). There is no financial implication for the school from which the teacher is selected. Indian teacher selected for this exchange will have the opportunity to work within a U.S. school system and experience U.S. society and culture.

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

Source:pib

Thursday, August 25, 2011

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME (CGHS)-SAILENT FEATURES


The salient features of the CGHS Scheme are enlisted below:

 Dispensary services including domiciliary care.

 IPD (Indoor Patient) and OPD (Outdoor Patient) Services

 F. W. (Family Welfare) & M.C.H. (Maternal and Child Healthcare) Services

 Consultation facilities by Specialist and Super-Specialist Doctors provided at dispensaries, polyclinics and hospitals

 Various Diagnostic tests including X-Ray, ECG and Laboratory (or Pathology) Examinations

 Hospitalization

 Organization for the purchase, storage, distribution and supply of medicines and other requirements pertaining to healthcare

 Health Education and updating on related toCGHSbeneficiaries.

The dispensary is the backbone of the CGHS Scheme. Instructions on various matters and inter-related aspects are issued from time to time for the guidance of the Medical Officers and the Specialists and updating them with the latest issues pertaining to healthcare and its comprehensive management. With continuous and rapid expansion of this healthcare scheme, the situation has drastically improved especially related to the health issues concerning Governmental Employees included under this scheme. But, at the same time, a number of problems have arisen on account of it. On account of the rapidly expanding staff and manpower, various practices, procedures and instructions to be implemented in regard to the duties and responsibilities of hospital employees are not adhered to in a stringent manner. As a result, there is some laxity in the entire process and deficiency in the healthcare services under the CGHS. Various instructions and orders issued from time to time serve as a Compendium for the guidance of the CGHS staff.

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National Pension System fails to take off as returns dwindle


 It's been touted as a long-term financial instrument for your old age security but if returns are anything to go by, the trends from National Pension System (NPS) are not comfortable, at least at the moment.

According to the latest data released by the government in Parliament on Tuesday, return on investment is as low as 1.8% in case of those private sector employees, who opted for investments in government securities, the safest of the categories.

At the highest level, schemes in this segment offered 12.5% return for the period 2009-10 to 2010-11. Minister of state for finance Namo Narain Meena did not elaborate on the reason for the low return of 1.8%, which is at least five times lower than the inflation rate of close to 9%.

A fund manager for NPS, however, said the returns were linked to the fall in the value of bond portfolio. Fund managers have to use the market value of the bonds while calculating the value of their holdings.

At the same time, fund managers said the returns were applicable for one of the schemes under Tier 1 and pension plans typically have a tenure of 20-25 years if not more. Over a longer period of time, the returns are going to be decent, they said. Corporate bonds, supposed to be second safest instrument after government bonds, offered returns of 4-13% between 2009-10 and 2010-11.

This again was due to the erosion in the value of the securities. Although stock market indices have had a roller-coaster ride over the last two years, equities have offered the best return of 8%-26% during this period. Amid fears that people would lose money, the government had capped investment in equities at 50% of the investment that a person makes in NPS.

NPS subscribers have two investment options. First they have to open a Tier-1 account where the money is locked in and on attaining the specified age an investor can withdraw 40% of the corpus, while the remaining 60% has to be used to purchase a pension plan.

There is also a Tier-2 option where funds can be withdrawn whenever an investor wants to. It is optional for individuals working in the private sector to subscribe to NPS but it is mandatory for those who joined the central government from January 2004 to opt for the contributory pension plan.

The performance of the three pension fund managers for the central government employees indicate that the returns on subscribers' contributions under NPS ranged between 8% and 16% during 2008-09 and 2010-11.

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Free Monthly Season Ticket for Students


The facility of Free Monthly Season Ticket (MST) is available for boy and girl students, for travel n 2nd class of all passenger/local trains between stations serving places of their residence and school/college/Madrasa. In case of boys, this facility is available upto class 12th while in case of girls, it is available upto the level of Graduation which also includes professional/vocational courses such as B. Tech., B.Sc. (Engineering), M.B.B.S. etc.

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

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Awareness about Schemes for SC/OBCS


Various steps are taken by the Ministry to disseminate information about its Schemes to its target groups. It includes:-

i) Advertisements in the newspapers for:
a) spreading information about various schemes of the Ministry;
b) inviting applications from the eligible students under the Scheme of “National Overseas Scholarship for SC etc. candidates”;
c) inviting applications from the implementing agencies under the Scheme of “Free Coaching for SC and OBC students”;

ii) placing the information about the Schemes on the website of the Ministry; and
iii) broadcasting the requisite information through Ministry’s weekly Radio Programme “Sanwarti jayein jeewan ki raahein”.

Centrally-sponsored schemes e.g. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students, Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for the Children of those Engaged in ‘Unclean’ Occupations and Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatravas Yojana for SC students are implemented through the State Governments/UT administrations, who are also expected to give wide publicity to these schemes.

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

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Vacancy position in all the grades of CSSS which are located outside Delhi- regarding.


MOST IMMEDIATE

No.3/1/2011 -CS-II(A)(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003,
Date: 18th August, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: - Vacancy position in all the grades of CSSS which are located outside Delhi- regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to state that this Department has been receiving requests from the cadre units to nominate officers against the posts in various grades of CSSS which are located outside Delhi
and cadre units are facing difficulties for filling up these posts. Cadre units are therefore, requested to furnish the information as per the annexed proforma immediately so that necessary action may be initiated by this Department to fill up these posts.

(Rajiv Manjhi)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:www.persmin.gov.in
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Monday, August 22, 2011

Open national pension system(NPS) to EPF members


India's pension fund regulator Yogesh Agarwal is clear that the national pension system (NPS) is a sound vehicle to build a retirement nest.

Yet, it has few volunteer individual members. The reasons are well-known. There's no incentive for anyone to market the NPS, its transaction costs are high for a small contributor and the fund management charges are waferthin, depriving fund managers of incentives to perform. Agarwal is keen on a coursecorrection, but says he needs to take the government into confidence before making any changes in the incentive structure. "After all, we can't forget that 75% of the funds are from the central government quota," he says.

The NPS, set up to manage pension funds of civil servants who joined service after January 1, 2004 and later volunteer members, has over 2.4 million subscribers. "We made a fundamental mistake while extending NPS to the so-called unorganised sector or volunteer members. We forgot that someone had to play a role in marketing the product and that necessarily involved incentivisation. We simply assumed that the NPS would sell like hot-cakes. Given the state of financial literacy in the country, it was wrong to presume that investors would opt for NPS among competing financial products. There is need for an appropriate incentive structure to market the NPS," he says.

And that's essentially what apanel, chaired by the former Sebi chairman G N Bajpai, has recommended. It has suggested better financial incentives for distributors or the so-called points of presence (PoPs) - banks and financial institutions - that open NPS accounts for subscribers. Is it a good idea to pay the distributor a 0.5% commission on the amount that subscribers regularly save? Agarwal is non-committal, saying that a view is yet to be taken on the panel's recommendations. "I can't give you a time-frame as we need to consult the government before taking a decision.

But it's not necessarily the PoPs that need to be incentivised. Incentives can be given directly to the pension fund managers (PFMs) themselves. Ultimately, they are the biggest stakeholders in the whole system. At the moment, the management fee of PFMs is close to nil and, hence, they do not want to invest in promoting the scheme. Once you improve the management fees, they will have an incentive to market the scheme."

Doesn't it make sense for the government to spend money on distribution, transaction and asset management costs instead of giving a subsidy of Rs 1,000 to every voluntary NPS account? Agarwal disagrees, saying that the poor need such an incentive. Around 7.4 lakh are enrolled under NPS (Lite), meant to accumulate a retirement corpus for low-income workers.

He, however, concedes that both the volume and scale of NPS can be increased, at one stroke, if workers are allowed to migrate from the archaic Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to the NPS.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

Minimum monthly pension for members of EPF could soon increase to Rs 1,000


The embattled UPA government is set to give a bonanza to 60 million workers in the organised sector. The minimum monthly pension for members of the Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) could soon increase to Rs 1,000.

Currently, most EPF pensioners receive less than Rs 500 a month, but for some it is as low as 4 and 12. Union Labour Minister Mallikarjun Kharge has sought immediate measures to enable the first revision in workers' pension income in 11 years - an annual bonus was last doled out in 2000.

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Employers contribute 12% of workers' salaries to their EPF accounts, over two-thirds (8.33% of the salary) of which is diverted to a pension scheme, subject to a maximum of Rs 541 a month. The government chips in with a subsidy of 1.16% of salaries (for a maximum of Rs 6,500 a month) for this pension scheme - launched in 1995, when Manmohan Singh was the finance minister.

Apart from pension benefits to workers, the Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) of 1995 also offers pension on disablement, widow pension, and pension for nominees, parents, children and orphans.

On Wednesday, Kharge met seven trade union leaders to discuss a proposal to enhance the scheme's contribution rate by 0.63% from the present level of 9.49% of salary, in order to fund a minimum guaranteed pension of Rs 1,000 a month.

The minister is expected to hold a similar meeting with employers, before taking the idea to the central board of trustees of the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for ratification.

"The key issue we discussed was how the 0.63% increase in contributions can be funded to ensure a thousand rupees' pension," All India Trade Union Congress general secretary DL Sachdeva told ET. "We initially suggested that it could be shared by the government and the employer, but we know the fiscal position of the government," he said, adding, "So expecting the government to pay could only delay the proposal indefinitely." Sachdeva cited the finance ministry's refusal to implement a two year-old board decision to provide EPF cover to firms employing 10 workers or more, from the current threshold of 20 workers.

"The pension scheme has not paid out any inflation relief to pensioners since 2000, so this is a good move. We hope employers agree to raise the contribution rate," Hind Mazdoor Sabha general secretary and EPFO board member AD Nagpal said.

The parliamentary standing committee on labour had, in February 2009, criticised the government for failing to revise the contribution rate even after one and a half decades of the scheme and said this 'speaks volumes about the callous attitude of the government towards the workforce'.

An experts committee was set up later that year to review the scheme as it had run up an estimated deficit of around Rs 54,000 crore. The committee, in its report submitted last year, suggested several alternatives to plug the scheme's deficit and raise benefits - albeit with a significant hike in contributions.

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Friday, August 19, 2011

Surrender of CSS Officers by the Ministries/Departments to the Department of Personnel & Training - Instructions regarding.


No.21/22/2011-CS.I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
the 12th August, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Surrender of CSS Officers by the Ministries/Departments to the Department of Personnel & Training - Instructions regarding.

   In The recent past some Ministries/Departments have unilaterally surrendered officers of CSS/CSSS/CSCS to DoPT mostly on the grounds of non-performance or dereliction of duty and sometimes on the ground that the officer has proceeded on long leave with or without valid reasons. This is not a good practice.

   2. Firstly, such unilateral surrender of an officer on the grounds of non performance or under-performance bring stigma to the said officer and in the interest of natural justice, it is necessary that he should be given a chance to explain his position before any such action is taken. Secondly, such surrenders also pose problem before the Cadre Controlling Authority in DoPT as there may not be any available post against which salary of such an officer can be drawn till he is posted to another Ministry/Department.
And, finally, merely transferring an officer on the grounds of non performance/under performance from one department to another does not solve the basic problem of under performance in that specific case.

   3. In view of the above, if an officer is not performing well or is derelict in performance of his/her duties, then the correct course of action is to take action against such officer for non performance etc. under the relevant Conduct Rules and also record such non-performance at the time of writing performance appraisals. This will not only give a chance to the officer concerned to explain himself, but would also debar non performance/under performance or dereliction of duty.

   4. In view of the above, Ministries/Departments are directed that they should desist from unilaterally surrendering any officer of CSS/CSSS/CSCS to DoPT. If the Ministry/Department is not satisfied with the performance of an officer, action should be taken against him or her against relevant rules and at that stage if it is warranted that he/she should be transferred out of the Department, a request may be made to DoPT which would be considered on priority. If, despite the above instructions, any Ministry/Department surrenders an officer unilaterally without following the above procedure, such surrender would be presumed to have been made along with the posts and the sanctioned strength of the concerned Ministry/Department would be reduced accordingly and no replacement would be provided to the concerned Department against such surrenders.

   5. It is requested that the above instructions may be strictly adhered to.

(Monica Bhatia)
Director (CS.I)

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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Civil Services (Prelim) Exam, 2011 Result Announced


       The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the result of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2011 held on 12.06.2011.
         
The candidature of the qualified  candidates is provisional. In accordance with the Rules of the Examination, all these candidates have to apply again in the Detailed Application Form (DAF), which is available on the website of the Union Public Service Commission www.upsc.gov.in. All the qualified candidates are advised to fill up the DAF and submit the same ONLINE for admission to the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2011 to be held from 29.10.2011. The DAF will be available on the website of the Commission till 11.59 PM on 1.9.2011.  Important instructions regarding filling up of the DAF and submitting the same ONLINE to the Commission are also available on the website. The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the ONLINE Detailed Application Form. The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Civil Services Examination, 2011 published in the gazette of India (Extraordinary) vide Department of Personnel and Training notification F. No.13018/3/2011-AIS(I), dated  19.2.2011, which is also available on the website of the Commission.

             After submitting the DAF duly filled in ONLINE, the candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted DAF separately and will have to send the printed copy of the DAF duly signed by the candidates alongwith all relevant documents including the prescribed fees, wherever applicable as enclosures addressed to the Under Secretary [CS(M)],  Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069, so as to reach the Commission's Office latest by 09.09.2011. The envelope containing the print out of the DAF submitted ONLINE should be superscribed “Application for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2011”. It can also be delivered at Union Public Service Commission counter by hand till 09.09.2011 (5.00 P.M).   It may be noted that mere submission of application form does not, ipso facto, confer on any right for admission to the Main Examination.     The admission certificate alongwith the time table of the Main Examination will be issued to the eligible candidates 2-3 weeks before the commencement of the examination.   Changes, if any, in the postal address after submission of the DAF may be communicated to the Commission at once.

The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near the Examination Hall Building in its Campus.  Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their result of the above mentioned examination on all working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or on Tel. No. 011-23385271, 011-23098543 or 011-23381125 from this Facilitation Counter.  Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing Union Public Service Commission Website www.upsc.gov.in.  The  result of Roll Nos.000797, 000957, 003533, 004994, 052161, 062662, 110670, 233449 & 257379 has been withheld.

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.

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Combined Defence Services(CDS) Exam (II) 2011 Results Announced -UPSC


CDS Exam (II) 2010 Final Results Announced
The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has announced the final results of Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2010.  A total of 368 candidates (* Men 295+ Women 73) have finally qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Exam.(II) 2010 conducted by the UPSC and interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the (i) *Officers Training Academy, Chennai for 94th  Short Service Commission Course (for Men); and (ii) Officers Training Academy, Chennai, 8th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) Course, commencing in October 2011.  The list of 94th  Short Service Commission Course (for Men) also includes the names of the candidates who were recommended earlier on the basis of the result of the same examination for admission to the Indian Military Academy-Dehradun/Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course(s).

The number of vacancies as intimated by the Government for (i) 94th  Short Service Commission Course (for Men) is 175 and for (ii)  8th Short Service Commission Women (Non-Technical) course is 23.

The result of Medical Examination of candidates has not been taken into account in preparing the merit list. The candidature of all the candidates is provisional. Verification of DOB and Educational Qualification of these Candidates will be done by Army HQ.

UPSC has a “Facilitation Counter” in its campus where Candidates can obtain any information / clarification regarding their examinations / recruitments during working hours in person or over telephone Nos. 23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543. 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.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

TRADE UNION MEMBERSHIP VERIFICATION


Updating Records of Records of Trade Union Membership
The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha the general verification of membership of Trade Unions affiliated to Central Trade Union Organizations(CTUOs) was last done with date of reckoning as 31.12.2002 and state-wise as well as industry-wise result was notified by this Ministry vide order dated 11.1.2008.

The registration of Trade Unions is done by the respective Registrars of the Trade Unions of the State Governments and the registered Trade Unions are required to submit annual Statutory Returns to the Registrars of Trade unions of the State Governments. The membership data is not required to be routed to the Ministry under the Trade Unions Act, 1926 and, hence, not maintained centrally.

Section 28 (4) of the Trade Unions Act, 1926 provides for examination of the documents relating to annual returns submitted by the Trade Unions, by the Registrar or any officer authorized by him.

The process of fresh general verification of Trade Unions affiliated to Central Trade Union Organizations has already commenced. This is a lengthy and time consuming process. So far, two meetings of the Standing Committee on general verification, comprising representatives from various Central Trade Union organizations have been held under the chairmanship of Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) and the date of reckoning for fresh general verification unanimously decided as 31.12.2011.

The Minister was replying to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source:pib

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Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Housing Schemes of CGEWHO


 The Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that as per the information given by Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation (CGEWHO), following housing schemes were launched during    last 3 years:

i)   31.01.2008      -        Jaipur (Ph-II)
ii)  09.10.2008      -        Vishakhapatnam
iii) 26.02.2010      -        Bhubaneswar (Ph-II)
iv) 12.06.2010      -        Kolkata (Ph-II)
v)  02.12.2010      -        Mohali (Ph-II)
vi) 03.03.2011      -        Greater NOIDA

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, CGEWHO acquires/obtains land from Government Agencies at administered prices. However, it also resorts to turnkey contracts wherein the contractor provides land, completes the construction of Dwelling Units and hands them over to CGEWHO. The details of land allotted is as follows:

Housing schemes/projects:                                   Year of land acquisition:                                
                       
i)   Jaipur, Phase-II                                               January, 2008
ii)  Vishakhapatnam                                             March, 2008
iii) Bhubaneswar, Phase-II                                   November, 2006
iv) Kolkata, Phase-II                                            March, 2010
v)  Mohali, Phase-II                                                       June, 2007

Being turnkey projects mentioned from (i) to (v) above, no separate cost per sq. meter for the land is available as the offer is composite and include land and construction cost.

vi)   For Greater NOIDA Project, the land was allotted in the year 1996 @Rs.600/- per sq. mtr.

Source:pib
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Surplus and Untrained Teachers


It is estimated that around 6 lakh teachers of classes I to VIII do not possess the minimum qualifications laid down by the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE). In addition there are imbalances in teacher deployment across schools in the country.

As per the Right to Education Act the untrained teachers are expected to acquire the minimum qualifications within a period of five years and resource support is provided to States/UTs for the training of untrained teachers, under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan.

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

Source:pib

Monday, August 15, 2011

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES' GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME.


CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES' GROUP INSURANCE SCHEME, 1980.

5.1    The Scheme, Central Government Employees' Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) came into force from 1st January,1982. This scheme provides for the Central Govt. employees the two fold benefit viz. (1) insurance cover to help their families and (2) lump sum payment to augment their resources on retirement.

5.2    The scheme has two funds namely (1) Insurance Fund and (2) Savings Fund. A portion of the subscription is credited to Insurance Fund and the other portion to the Savings Fund in the ratio of 3:7. The Savings Fund will earn interest at the prescribed rate to be compounded quarterly.

5.3    All these employees' who had entered Central Government Service after 1st November,1980 will be compulsorily covered under the scheme from the date it came into force i.e. from 1st January,1982. The employees will be enrolled as members of the scheme only from 1st January every year. If an employee enters service on or after 2nd January in any year, he will be enrolled as a member only from 1st January of the next year. However, he will be entitled to insurance cover from the actual date of entry of service till the end of that calender year by paying monthly subscription of Rs. 5/- p.m. as premium for every Rs. 15,000/ - of the insurance cover.

Similarly, on regular promotion of a member of a lower Group to a higher Group after 1st January in a year, his subscription will be raised from the 1st January of the next year.

Note :-    If an employee once admitted to a higher Group is subsequently reverted to the lower Group for one reason or the other, he will continue to subscribe at the same rate as that of higher Group.

5.4    Contract employees, persons on deputation from State Government Public Sector Undertakings, or other autonomous organisations locally recruited staff in the Missions abroad, casual labourer, part-time and ad-hoc employees will not be covered by the scheme. It will also not apply to persons recruited in the Central Government after attaining the age of 50 years.

5.5    Re-employed Defence personnel availing of the extended insurance cover under the Group Insurance Scheme applicable to the members of Armed Forces shall not be eligible to become members of this Scheme until expiry of the extended insurance cover.

5.6    Subscription at the appropriate rate should be recovered by the DDO from each member every month irrespective of whether the member is on duty, leave or under suspension. In the case of absence on Extra Ordinary leave, subscription due should be recovered in arrears in not more than 3 instalments after the member rejoins duty, alongwith appropriate interest thereon. In the event of death of a member during Extra-ordinary leave, the DDO should recover arrears in subscription alongwith interest, from the payment to the nominee admissible under the scheme.

Note:-    Subscription is payable till the end of service including the month in which an employee retires, dies or is removed from service. If an employee dies during a month before recovery of subscription for that month, his dues will be paid after deducting the subscription.

5.7    In the case of members proceeding on foreign service, the recovery of subscription would be watched by the PAO concerned in the same manner as recovery of leave salary and pension contributions is watched.

5.8    The Head of Office should obtain Nomination(s) in Form 7 or Form 8, as the case may be, from all members without delay, and after counter signature, have them pasted in their service books.

5.9    The Head of Office should ensure that Group-wise register of members is maintained in Form 9 and kept up-to-date. This register shall be sent to the DDO concerned once a year to verify whether appropriate subscription are being recovered from all employees who have joined the Insurance Fund or both the Insurance Fund and the Savings Fund under the Scheme and to record a certificate to this effect.

Source:www.cga.nic.in
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Sunday, August 14, 2011

MAINTENANCE OF SERVICE BOOKS-CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES


Maintenance of Service Books
4.1    The rules governing the maintenance of service books in respect of Government servants are contained in the FRs&SRs and the GFRs. Some important provisions of rules which should be kept in view while maintaining service books are mentioned in the ensuing paragraphs.

[SR 197].

4.2    A Service Book should be maintained by the Head of Office for every Government Servant (Gazetted and Non-Gazetted) holding a substantive post on a permanent establishment or officiating in a post or holding a temporary post likely to last for more than one year.

Custody of Service Books
[SR 198].

4.3    A service book shall be maintained for a Government servant from the date of his first appointment to Government service. It must be kept in the custody of the Head of the Office in which he is serving and transferred with him from office to office.

Attestation of Entries in Service Books
[Government of India decision (1) below SR 199 in the Swamy's Compilation of FRs & S Rs, Part 1 (7th Edition)].

4.4    The Head of Office can delegate, to a subordinate gazetted officer under him, powers to attest entries in the service books of all gazetted officers (except his own) for the maintenance of which he is responsible. The Head of Office should however scrutinize at least ten per cent of these documents every year and initial the same in token of having done so.

Entries of Foreign Service in Service Books
[SR 203].

4.5    If a Government servant is transferred to foreign service, the Head of his Office or Department must send his service book to the Pay & Accounts Officer who will return it after noting in it, under his signature, the order sanctioning the transfer, the effect of the transfer in regard to leave admissible during foreign service etc. On the Government servant's re-transfer to Government service his service book must again be sent to the Pay & Accounts Officer who will then note in it the fact of recovery of leave salary and pension contributions. No entry relating to the period spent on foreign service should be attested by any authority other than the PAO. This fact is ,however to be recorded by DDO in case of the merged DDO Scheme.

Leave Account
[Rule 15 of CCS (Leave) Rules].

4.6    A leave account shall be maintained for each Government servant (Gazetted or Non-Gazetted) by the Head of Office. Entries regarding leave in the leave account and the service book should be made distinctly and attested.

Nature of Entries in Service Books
[SR 199].

4.7    Every step in a Government servant's offical life should be recorded in his service book and each entry must be attested by the Head of Office or if he himself is the Head of Office, by his immediate superior. The Head of Office must see that all entries are duly made and attested and that the service book contain no erasure or over-writing, all corrections being neatly made and properly attested.

[Government of India Orders(1) below SR 199 of the "Swamy's Compilation of FRs & SRs (Part 1) (7th Edition)''].

4.8    The entries regarding increments, and fixation of pay should be based on the Increment Certificates, and Pay fixation statements. The declaration of the Government servant electing the new scale of Pay and the statement showing the fixation of his initial pay in the relevant scale in support of the entry in the service book should be pasted in the service book.

[Rule 4 of the LTC Rules].

4.9    The declaration of Home-Town for purpose of Leave Travel Concession duly accepted by the competent authority should be pasted in the service book.

(SR 200].

4.10    Every period of suspension from employment and every other interruption in service must be noted promptly with full details of its duration and be properly attested.

Periodical Inspection of Service Books by the Govt. Servant Concerned
[SR 202].

4.11    The Head of Office should show the service book to each Government servant under his administrative control every year, and obtain his signature therein in token of his having inspected the service book. A certificate to the effect that he has done so in repect of the preceding financial year should be submitted by him to his next superior by the end of every September.

Entries regarding Date of Birth
4.12    The provisions of Rules 79 and 80 of GFRs should be observed with regard to the entry of the date of birth in the service book.

[Note 5 below FR 56].

4.13    No alteration in the date of birth of a Government servant should be made except with the sanction of the Ministry/Department concerned of the Central Government, under which the Government servant is serving, provided :

(a)    A request in this regard is made within five years of his entry into Government service

(b)    it is clearly established that a genuine bonafide mistake has occured; and

(c)    the date of birth so altered would not make him ineligible to appear in any School or University or UPSC examination in which he had appeared, or for entry into Government service on the date on which he first appeared at such examination or on the date on which he entered Government service.

Entries regarding verfication of service
(GFR 81).

4.14    (i) In the beginning of each year all the service books should be taken up for verification of service by the Head of Office in terms of Rule 81 of GFRs and a certificate in the following manner recorded therein over his signature :- "Service verified upto (date) from ........................the record from which the verification is made''.

[Government of India Decision No.(1) below GFR 81].

(ii)    If any portion of service cannot be verified from office records, the Head of Office should state distinctly that for the excepted periods (naming them) a statement in writing by the Government servant as well as a record of the evidence of his contemporaries ,is attached to the service book.

[Government of India decision(3) below GFR81].

4.15    In case of transfer of Government servant, the Head of Office under whom he was originally employed should record the verification of service in respect of the whole period during which the Government servant was employed under him before forwarding the service book to the office where his services are transferred.

Providing certified copy of Service Book
[Government of India decision No.(5) below GFR 81].

4.16    A certified copy of service book may be supplied on payment of a copying fee Rs. 5/- to a Government servant who asks for it on quitting Government service, by retirement, discharge or resignation.

Note regarding receipts of nominations for pension/ DCRG & other important to entries
[Government of India Decision No. 1 below Rule 53 of CCS (Pension) Rules,1972].

4.17    A clear note should be made in the service book regarding the receipt of nomination for DCR Gratuity and Family Pension and related notices from the Government servant and where they have been lodged for safe custody.

[Government of India Decision(7) below GFR 81].

4.18    The orders of the competent authority regarding the counting or otherwise of periods of extraordinary leave,or periods preceding breaks in service or qualifying service for pension should be obtained invariably at the very time the occasion arises and not later. Such orders should be noted in the service book.

[Government of India Order No. (5) below SR 199 in Swamy's Compilation of FRs,Part 1 (7th Edition)].

4.19    General Provident Fund Account No. allotted to a Government servant (including any subsequent changes in the Account No.) should be entered on the right hand top of page 1 of his service book by means of a rubber stamp.

[Para 4.2 of M/F OM No.F.15(3)/78 WIP dated 30-10-80,read with OM No..F.15(3)/78 WIP,dated 20-2-82].

4.20    The Head of Office should ensure that necessary note of the membership of CGEGI Scheme has been made in respect of Government Servants who were in service on 1st November,1980 and who did not exercise the option to opt out of the scheme and those who joined the Government Service later.

[Para 9 of the M/F O.M. No. F. 15(3)/78 WIP, dated 31-12-80].

4.21    The Head of Office should obtain from every Government servant who is a member of C.G.E.G.I. Scheme a nomination in Form 7/Form 8 as the case may be, countersign it and paste it in the Service Book. Whenever the nomination is revised by the Government servant, the fresh nomination should be similarly counter-signed and pasted.

4.22    The photograph of the Government servant should be pasted on the right side of page 1 of the service book.

4.23    Proper entries regarding medical examination of the Government servant at the time of appointment and attestation forms verifying antecedents and character etc. should be made at the appropriate place of the service book.

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Thursday, August 11, 2011

FRESH EMPANELMENT OF PRIVATE HOSPITALS UNDER CGHS-DELHI AND HYDERABAD


Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108

No:S.110011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX)
Dated, the 5th August, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS, Delhi and HYDERABAD.

   The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS, under Continuous Empanelment Scheme, which was notified vide Office Memoranda of even number dated 8th December, 2010 and 19th January 2011

   2. The undersigned is directed to enclose a further list of hospitals, under the categories mentioned in the document, that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates in various cities announced and placed on CGHS website and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals are also taken as included in the list of approved hospitals for empanelment under CGHS, Delhi&NCR and Hyderabad.

   3. It has now been decided that in the list of hospitals enclosed, which have been now approved under the fresh empanelment procedure, and have now signed the fresh Memorandum of Agreement and submitted the appropriate performance guarantee will be eligible to treat CGHS beneficiaries at revised rates with effect from the date of issue of letter.

   A copy of this Office Memorandum and CGHS rates for different cities are available at web site http://msotransparent. nic. in/cqhsnew/index. asp

[Jai Prakash]
Under Secretary to Government of India

CGHS ORDER COPY

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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Agreements of Ordnance Factories with MNCs for ToT


Ordnance Factory Board has been allowed to enter into agreement with Foreign Vendors for Transfer of Technology, in sequel to the Armed Forces procurement, on case to case basis.

Present Strength of the Staff at the Ordnance Factories are not sufficient to meet the demands of the three Services of the Armed Forces. Government proposes to recruit more persons for the purpose.

During financial year 2010-11, total 14,199 Nos. of staff have been inducted at various levels in Ordnance Factories.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Sanjay Raut in Rajya Sabha today.

Source:pib
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FRESH EMPANELMENT OF PRIVATE HOSPITALS UNDER CGHS-BENGALURU, CHANDIGARH, CHENNAI, HYDERABAD. JABALPUR, KANPUR, KOLKATA AND MUMBAI


Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108

No:S.110011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX)
Dated, the 27th JuIy, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS, BENGALURU, CHANDIGARH, CHENNAI, HYDERABAD. JABALPUR, KANPUR, KOLKATA AND MUMBAI

   The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS, under Continuous Empanelment Scheme, which was notified vide Office Memorandum of even number dated 8th December, 2010.

   2. The undersigned is directed to enclose a further list of hospitals, under the categories mentioned in the document, that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates in various cities announced and placed on CGHS website and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals are also taken as included in the list of approved hospitals for empanelment under CGHS, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jabalpur, Kanpur, Kolkata and Mumbai.

   3. It has now been decided that in the list of hospitals enclosed, which have been now approved under the fresh empanelment procedure, and have now signed the fresh Memorandum of Agreement and submitted the appropriate performance guarantee will be eligible to treat CGHS beneficiaries at revised rates with effect from the date of issue of letter.

   A copy of this Office Memorandum and CGHS rates for different cities are available at web site http://msotransparent. nic. in/cghsnew/index.asp

[Jai Prakash]
Under Secretary to Government of India

CGHS order copy


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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Govt not raising retirement age of its employees


The government today said there is no proposal to raise the retirement age of its employees from 60 years at present.
"At present there is no proposal to increase the age of retirement of Government servants," Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha

He said this in reply to a query on whether the government was considering increasing the retirement age of all central government employees by two years to 62 years, from the current 60.

The government raised the retirement age of central government employees in 1998, when the age of superannuation was extended from 58 to 60 years.

Meena said the total number of Central Government employees as on March 1, 2010, was 32.24 lakh.
The total expenditure incurred by the government after the implementation of the recommendation of the 6th Pay Commission amounts to Rs 94,270.50 crore in the fiscal 2010-11. This was higher than Rs 78,111.20 crore incurred in 2009-10, Meena added.

The total expenditure incurred by the government on salaries and allowances of central government employees before the implementation of the 6th Pay Commission for the fiscal 2008-09 was Rs 61,362 crore, he said.

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Opening of a CGHS Wellness Center at Shalimar Bagh.

F.No.28-8/84-CGHS/N.Z./2192-2240
Office of Addl. Director, North Zone
Central Govt. Health Scheme
New Rajinder Nagar, New Delhi.

Dated: 19.7.2011

NOTIFICATION

Subject: Opening of a CGHS Wellness Center at Shalimar Bagh.

****

A new CGHS Wellness Center (No.88) has started functioning at Pocket-P Shalimar Bagh, under CGHS North Zone with effect from 16th July 2011.

The following areas have been covered under the jurisdiction of Shalimar Bagh Wellness Center:

Area Bounded by :

Ring Road
G.T. Karnal Road
Outer Ring Road,
Canal (Nahar) Western Yamuna Canal

Comprising Areas:

Shalimar Bagh: Poorvi,      West Shalimar Bagh
Reserve Bank Colony,      CD Block, Shalimar Bagh.
BH Block Shalimar Bagh    BW Block Shalimar Bagh
Ambedkar Nagar             SFS Flats, Shalimar Bagh
Govind Mohalla          Singalpur
Shalimar Village        Hyderpur
Sahipur               Sarai Peepal Thala
Jahangirpuri area       Naya Azadpur.
Bharaula                   Adarsh Nagar Police Station Colony.

Area between Railway line and G. T. Karnal Road from Ring Road to Outer Ring Road.

For availing medical facilities under Ayurvedic system of medicines, the beneficiaries of Shalimar Bagh are attached with CGHS Ayur Unit Paschim Vihar and for Homeopathic system of medicines they are attached with Homeo Unit Dev Nagar.

( Dr. M. LAL )
Addl.Dir.CGHS(N.Z)

CGHS order copy
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Monday, August 08, 2011

Promotion of Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS to the Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis.



MOST IMMEDIATE
No.5/3/20 11-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Date the 5th August, 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Promotion of Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS to the Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 4.5.2011 on the above subject and to say that the Competent Authority has approved promotion of the Steno Grade ‘D’ whose names are given in the Annexure-I and Annexure-II to this O.M. to the grade of Personal Assistant of CSSS on ad-hoc basis upto 31.12.2011 or till the regular PAs become available,
whichever is earlier. The details of Steno Grade ‘D’ who are to be promoted as PA on adhoc basis and be retained temporarily in their present Cadre Units are in Annexure-I and the details of Steno Grade ‘D’ having relatively maximum residency in their Cadre Units are being nominated outside their present Cadre Units keeping in view the overall strength of CSSS personnel in the Cadre Units are in Annexure-II.

   2. The adhoc appointment of these officials shall take effect from the date they assume charge of the post of PA in the Cadre Units where they have been nominated as PA. The ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of PA for regular appointment or to claim seniority in the PA Grade of CSSS.

   3. All the Cadre Units are requested that the Steno Grade ‘D’ who have been nominated to other Cadre Units on their adhoc promotion to the PA Grade may be relieved immediately. A copy of the relieving/promotion orders issued by the Cadre Units concerned may be forwarded to this Department immediately.

(J.Minz)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: circulars.nic.in
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Consideration of persons with disabilities for promotion against unreserved vacancies


No 36035/4/2010-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
*****
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 1st August 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Consideration of persons with disabilities for promotion against unreserved vacancies-reg.

   The undersigned is directed to say that representations have been received stating that some Ministries/Departments etc. do not consider the persons with disabilities for promotion to Group 'A' and Group 'B' posts, even if such posts are identified suitable for them, on the ground that there is no reservation for persons with disabilities in the matter of promotion to such posts
. In this regard, attention is invited to para 6 of this Department's OM No. 36035/3/2004-Estt (Res) dated 29th December, 2005, which provides that a person with disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment against an unreserved vacancy in a post identified suitable for persons with disability of the relevant category. It is hereby clarified that if promotions are made to a Group 'A' or Group 'B' post, which is identified suitable for persons with disability of a specific category, the persons with disability of relevant category in feeder grade, if any, shall be considered for promotion to the post by applying the same criterion as applicable to other persons.

(Sharad Kumar Srivatava)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Sunday, August 07, 2011

Hike rate of return on GPF: Parliamentary panel

A Parliamentary panel today asked the Central government to increase the rate of return on provident fund for its employees in the light of rising bank rates and EPFO's decision to hike its rate to 9.5 per cent for 2010-11.

"The rate of interest on General Provident Fund (GPF) which is pegged at 8 per cent may be reviewed so that government employees are not put to any disadvantage more so now when the interest rates for bank deposits has also been raised," the Standing Committee on Finance suggested in its report.

If the suggests of the panel finds favour from the government, over 50 lakh Centre's employees will stand to benifit.

The panel headed by former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, pointed out that retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organiation has also increased rate of interest on PF deposits to 9.5 per cent for 2010-11 from 8 per cent.

The EPFO had been paying 8.5 per cent interest on PF deposits since 2005-06. In September last year, it had recommended an increase in interest rate to 9.5 per cent for 2010-11 after discovering Rs 1,731 crore surplus in their books of accounts.

In the present scenario, the bank rates are also increasing. Reserve Bank of India has increased its short term lending and borrowing rates by half a percentage point to 8 and 7 per cent, respectively in its recent quarterly review unveiled on July 26.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Implementation of One Rank One Pension

Improvement in pension is an ongoing process. Though the demand for One Rank One Pension (OROP) has been considered by various Committees in the past but it has not been found feasible to accept it. However, keeping in mind the spirit of the demand a Committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary to look into the issue of OROP and other related matters, which submitted its report on 30.6.2009. The Committee made seven recommendations to substantially improve pensionary benefits of Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) and Commissioned Officers, which have been accepted by the Government. Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, Ministry of Defence has accordingly issued orders in implementation of the same vide Government letters dated 30.10.2009, 19.1.2010, 20.1.2010 & 8.3.2010 which are also available on www.pcdapension.nic.in. These orders have substantially increased the pension of pre 2006 retirees.

The yearly statement of booking of Defence Pension Expenditure during and up to the month of March ending (2009-2010 & 2010-2011) shows that the total amount allotted for Defence Pension Expenditure has been booked in full and no amount is lying unspent. Further as per the reports received from various pension disbursing authorities including Public Sector Banks/Private Sector Banks almost 98.5% cases requiring revision have been cleared. Only few cases are pending for revision, which are also being pursued for early settlement.

The process of revision of pension is being monitored regularly by the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare (ESW), Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) and the Department of Financial Services.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PAllam Raju in written reply to Shri K.E. Ismail in Rajya Sabha today.

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Inclusion of names of members of family in the PPO and proof of age for additional quantum of family pension

F.No. 1/19/11-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
** ** ** * * * *

Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 03.08.11

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Inclusion of names of members of family in the PPO and proof of age for additional quantum of family pension - requirement of certificates etc. -regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 1/6/2008-P&Pw(E), dated 22.06.10 and No. 1/21/91-P&PW(E), dated 20.01.93, regarding intimation of names of eligible family members by the pensioner or the spouse to the Head of Office for inclusion in the Pension Payment Order (PPO). It has been clarified in the O.M dated 22.06.10 that in cases where the pensioner or his/ her spouse has expired, the widowed or divorced or unmarried daughter/ parents/ dependent disabled children/ disabled siblings can themselves intimate such details to the pension sanctioning authority, who can process such cases if sufficient proof of entitlement is produced by the claimant and all other conditions for grant of family pension are fulfilled

   2. Attention is also invited to this Department’s O.M. No. 38/37/08- P&PW(A) dated 21.05.09, wherein detailed instructions regarding admissibility of documents as proof of date of birth of very old family pensioner who neither have a birth certificate nor any other corroborating document and whose date of birth is not available in the PPOs as well as in the office records of CPAO/ PAO have been circulated.

   3. It is a matter of concern that a large number of complaints have been received in this Department from various pensioners associations and individuals that the documents submitted by them to the Heads of Office concerned are not accepted by them. Complaints about inordinate delay of 2- 3 years in settling the claims have also been received.

   4. It is hereby reiterated that documents indicated in para 5 of O.M., dated 21.05.09 may be relied upon by the Heads of Office for admitting claims of the family pensioners. In addition to these, the Aadhaar number issued by Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) may also be accepted by the Heads of Office/ Pension Disbursing Authorities as valid proof of identity. It is also emphasized that the date of birth of the applicant may also be ascertained at the time of sanctioning family pension as it may be required for deciding the quantum of additional family pension when the family pensioner attains the age of 80 years or above.

   5. In case the applicant is unable to submit any of the documents indicated above but claims family pension based on some other documentary evidence, such cases may be submitted to the administrative Ministry/ Department. The decision of the administrative Ministry/ Department in this regard will be final.

   6. Requests have also been received for inclusion of the name of dependent disabled children in the PPO during the life-time of the pensioner. It is hereby clarified that neither dependence nor disability are bound to be permanent in nature. Therefore, the name(s) of such child/ children may be included in the details of family by the Head of Office on receiving a request from the pensioner or his/ her spouse. However, family pension would he sanctioned only when their turn comes to receive the family pension on the demise of the pensioner/ family pensioner, after examining the claim(s) of such disabled children for family pension subject to the fulfilment of conditions stipulated in the relevant provisions of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

   7. All Ministries/ Departments are requested to give wide publicity to these clarifications.

(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director

order copy
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Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

No. 20011/5/2008-AIS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 25th July, 2011.

To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments/UTs.

Subject:- Clarification on Children Education Allowance.

Sir,
   I am directed to enclose herewith a copy of this Department’s O.M.No.21011/16/2009-Estt.(AL), dated 17th June, 2011 and to state that clarification issued by the Central Government on Children Education Allowance
vide this O.M. would also be applicable in respect of All India Services officers.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Yash Pal)
Desk Officer
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Nomination of qualified candidates of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE), 2009.

No.5/1/2011-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-100003.
Date  3rd August 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Nomination of qualified candidates of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE), 2009.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 30.5.2011 and 29.7.2011 on the subject noted above vide which the nomination of 44 qualified candidates of Steno Grade ‘C’ LDCE - 2009 was issued by this Department. The examination dossiers in respect of 12 more qualified candidates have been received from SSC. Out of these 12 candidates, 1 candidate has already been appointed as Steno Grade ‘C’ on regular basis whereas one more candidate has left the service. As such, the remaining 10 candidates are hereby nominated to the Cadre Units of CSSS as shown in the Annexure to this O.M.

   2. Before the nominated candidates are appointed, the Cadre Units are requested to ensure:

     (i) Verification of the particulars furnished by the nominated candidates in the dossiers with the original entries in their respective Service Books.

     (ii) Availability of vigilance clearance.

   3. It is requested that the qualified candidates may be relieved immediately for appointment as Steno Grade ‘C’ in the 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 herewith for keeping the same as part of their Service Books.

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

(J.Minz)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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LIST OF POST OFFICES FOR ATM INSTALLATION.

ICT in Post Offices

 It is proposed to introduce the segments of Core Banking Solution relevant to Post office Savings Bank Scheme (POSB) in 2207 departmental post offices initially.

                                 The Government proposes to provide ATM facility in 810 Post offices. The State-wise details are as under.

 List of post offices for ATM installation

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24x7 School Education Channel

National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) and National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) have submitted a proposal for launching 24X7 television channel to cater to the needs of school education and adult literary.

The details are as under:
(i) Upgradation of equipment
(ii) Establishing production facilities (studio and communication link with the earth station)
(iii) Augmenting manpower requirement
(iv) Development of e-content
(v) Mapping of programme available with other agencies (Private, NGO and other government agencies)

The Central Institute of Educational Technology, National Council of Educational Research and Training, New Delhi and the National Institute of Open Schooling, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh will be the lead partners. The Department of Adult Education and its sister agencies in the States, State Institutes of Educational Technology, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanghatan, Novodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and other educational agencies in the Centre and the States will be invited to participate and contribute.

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

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Tuesday, August 02, 2011

On-line processing of Recruitment Rules

No. AB.14017/ 63 /2007-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi

Dated the 28th July, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- On-line processing of Recruitment Rules-Formulation/amendment

The Department of Personnel and Training in consultation with NIC has developed a software package for submitting the proposals for framing/amendment of RRs in the on-line process. In the first phase, 15 Ministries/Departments had been included and proposals on RRs from these Ministries/Departments are being processed on line before considering them for final approval in the concerned file received physically. A copy of the User Manual on Recruitment Rules Formulation Amendments Monitoring system (RRFAMS) prepared by the NIC, DOPT is enclosed.

2. It is now proposed to extend the software to all the Ministries/Departments for which a Workshop is proposed to be conducted in ISTM during September, 2011 for hands-on experience of the software package. The proposals on framing/amendment of RRs from the Ministries/Departments shall require to be submitted on-line and which shall be examined by this Department on-line. Once it is approved in the on-line system, the files need to be sent along with the printout of the RRs approved for formal approval by this Department.

3. It is requested that the Ministries/Departments may identify the concerned nodal officers (not below the level of Section Officer) who shall be dealing with formulation of Recruitment Rules etc. for deputing them to the Workshop alongwith the officers from NIC in the Ministry/Department. The exact dates of the workshop will be intimated soon.

(Smita Kumar)
Director (E.I)

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Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Amendment Rules, 2011.

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA EXTRAORDINARY 
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS 
(Department of Personnel and Training) 

NOTIFICATION 
New,  Delhi, the 28th July, 2011 
G.S.R. 585(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the Governments of the States concerned, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the AII India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, namely :— 

1 (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement
Benefits) Amendment Rules, 2011.

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

In the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, in rule 5,
after sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be inserted, namely:-

(1A) (i) The Central Government may permit a member of service to withdraw his resignation in the public interest on the following conditions, namely

(a) that the resignation was tendered by the member of service for some compelling reasons which did not involve any reflection on his integrity, efficiency or conduct and the request for withdrawal of the
resignation has been made as a result of a material change in the circumstances which originally compelled him/her to tender the resignation;

(b) that during the period intervening between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date from which the request for withdrawal was made, the conduct of the member concerned was in no way improper;

that the period of absence from duty between the date on which the resignation became effective and the date on which the member is allowed to resume duty as a result of permission to withdraw the
resignation is not more than ninety days;

(d)  that the post, which was vacated by the member of service on the acceptance of his/her resignation or any other comparable post, is available.

(ii) Request for withdrawal of a resignation shall not be accepted by the Central Government where a member of service resigns his/her service or post with a view to taking up an appointment in or under a private commercial company or
in or under a corporation or company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by the Government or in or under a body controlled or financed by the Government.

(iii) Request for withdrawal of resignation shall not be accepted by the Central Government where a member of the Service resigns from his/her service or post with a view to be associated with, any political parties or any organisation which takes part in politics, or to take part in, or subscribe in aid of, or assist in any
other manner, any political movement or political activity or to canvass or otherwise interfere with, or use his/her influence in connection with, or take part in, an election to any legislature or local authority.

(iv) When an order is passed by the Central Government allowing a member to withdraw his/her resignation and to resume duty, the order shall be deemed to include the condonation of interruption in service but the period of interruption shall not count as qualifying service'.

[F. No. 24012/10/2010-AIS (II)] 
DEEPTI UMASHANKAR, Director (Services) 
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Monday, August 01, 2011

NATIONAL CONVENTION ON PFRDA BILL – 22-07-2011

More than 800 delegates representing AISGEF, Confederation of CGE & W, AIRF, AIDEF, STFI, AIFUCTO, BSNLEU, DREU and various Pensioners Associations participated at the National Convention on PFRDA Bill held at MPCU Shah Auditorium on 22nd July,2011. The proceedings of the convention were conducted by a presidium consisting of the following comrades:

Com. R.G.Karnik(AISGEF)

Com.S.K.Vyas(Confederation of CGE&W)

Com.P.R.Menon(AIRF)

Com.Sardara singh(AISGEF)

Com.N.Narayaana (STFI)

Com.V.A.N. Namboodiri (BSNLEU)

The declaration was presented by Com. Sukomal Sen, Vice President( AISGEF) and seconded by Com. S.K.Syas(Confederation of CGE&W), Com.Basudeb Acharya, M.P., Com. Tapan sen, Genl.Secy (CITU), Com. M.K.Pandhe, Vice President (CITU), Com. Bhatnagar (AlIEA), Com. Pradeep Biswas (BEFI) addressed the convention. Besides, leaders of all participating Federation, viz shiv Gopal Misra (AIRF), Com. Rajendran(STFI), Com. Ashok Kumar Burman(AIFUCTO), Com. R. Muthusundaram (AISGEF),Com. Abhimanyu (BSNLEU)Com.Sardara singh(AIDEF), Com.Elangovan(DREU), Com. M. Krishnan(NFPE), Com. Shyam Sundar(BCPC) spoke to detail the dangers posed to the existing pensioners and the serving employees when the contributory scheme is brought in operation. Com. K.K.N Kutty, Secy.Genl., Confederation of CGE&W summed up the discussion and sought and obtained the approval of the house for the following programmes of action.

1. To organise a mass signature campaign to be submitted to the Prime Minister. (The draft prepared and circulated was felt to be too lengthy to employ it for a signature Campaign. Therefore it was decided to have a small petition (copy given enclosed) which could be used for the campign.)

2. The standing committee can be approached for a hearing by the participating organizations. The original draft letter addressed to the PM may be used as a background paper to prepare the petition to the Chairman, Standing Committee.

3. To organise joint State level Conventions between 1-8-2011 and 6-9-2011.

4. To organise March to Raj Bhawan preferably on 6-9-2011 at all state capitals.

5. To organise March to Parliament.

6. To organise a day’s strike.

The dates for the program at (5) and (6) will be finalized by the Steering Committee consisting of representatives of all participating Federations. The Steering Committee is expected to meet in the last week of August, 2011. The convention approved the setting up of the steering committee.

On behalf of the Presidium, the concluding speech was delivered by Com. R.G.Karnik. He appealed to all the participating organizations to take strenuous efforts to ensure full participation of their members in the programmes to compel the Government to rescind their decision and withdraw the Bill from the parliament.

With greetings,

Yours faithfully,
KKN KUTTY
Secretary General

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HOLIDAY ON AUGUST 8th IN WEST BENGAL FOR TAGORE'S DEATH ANNIVERSARY

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Thursday declared Aug 8 a holiday to mark the death anniversary of poet Rabindranath Tagore.

Banerjee also appealed to the central government to declare a national holiday to mark the occasion, and said she would write to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in this regard.

"We have decided to declare a holiday on this day in all schools, colleges, other educational institutions and offices so that everyone can take part in programmes to mark the occasion. The Kolkata Municipal Corporation will also be a part of the programme," Banerjee said.

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Re-launch of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies of the Persons with Disability.

No. 36038/2/2008-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 28th July 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Re-launch of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies of the Persons with Disability.

   A Special Recruitment Drive was launched in November 2009 to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of persons with disabilities as existing on 15.11.2009. While launching the Drive, it was stipulated that all the backlog vacancies will be filled by 15.7.2010. It was, however, noted that progress of the Drive till that date was not satisfactory. Therefore, the period of the Drive was last extended upto
30th June 2011.

   2. On expiry of 30th June, 2011, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions reviewed the achievements of the Drive once again and found that a large number of backlog vacancies were still to be filled up. He desired that the Drive should be re-launched to fill up the remaining backlog vacancies by the end of this financial year. It has, therefore, been decided to re-launch the Drive to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of persons with disability which have not been filled up till now.

   3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to make concerted efforts to ensure that the remaining backlog reserved vacancies of persons with disabilities are filled up by 31st March 2012. Meanwhile progress report of the Drive as on 30.6.2011 may be sent to this Department immediately so that the Cabinet may be informed of the present status of achievement of the Drive.

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(Sharad Kumar SriVastava)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Travelling Allowance Rules-Implementation of the recommendation of the Sixth CPC.

No.19030/3/2008-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.IV Branch

New Delhi dated the 24th January, 2011 (29 July 2011)

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Travelling Allowance Rules-Implementation of the recommendation of the Sixth CPC.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OMs of even Number dated 23.09 2008 and 08.06.2010 on the subject cited above and to say that references have been received whether the revised rates are to be reckoned from the place of origin or the destination for transportation of personal effects by road.


   2. The matter has been considered in this Ministry and it is cllarified that the higher rates of road mileage prescribed for X’ and Y’ class cities would be admissable for transfers within ‘X’ and Y class cities; X to Y class cities and vice-versa; and from X’/Y class cities to Z’ class cities and vicc-versa. In all other cases of transfers within 'Z' class cities, the rates prescribed for Z class cities shall be admissible.

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(A. Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Implementation of Assured Career Progression Scheme in EPF Organisation on the recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission - reg.

EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUND ORGANISATION
(MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT, GOVT. OF INDIA)
HEAD OFFICE
BHAVISHYA NIDHI BHAWAN, 14-BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE, NEW DELHI-110066

No. HRD/7(1)2011/MACP
Dated the 25th July, 2011

To
The Regional Provident Fund Commissioner,
Bangalore.

Sub:- Implementation of Assured Career Progression Scheme in EPF Organisation on the recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission - reg.

Sir,

   Please refer to your letter No. KN/BG/Adm-l/2010-11/802, dated the l4th December, 2010 received alongwith your letter of even number dated 8th July, 2011 on the above subject.

   2. The matter has been examined in the light of instructions contained in Para-5 of Annexure-l of DOPTs OM No 35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) dated 19.05.2009 wherein it is clarified that promotions earned/up-gradations granted under the ACP Scheme in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales/up-gradations of posts recommended by the Sixth Pay Commission shall be ignored for the purpose of granting up-gradations under modified ACPS.


   3. Accordingly, in the case of Group D staff who joined the Organization during the year 1987/1993, promotion granted to them as Daftry in the year 2007 would be ignored on account of merger of the pre-revised scales. On re-training, they would get Grade Pay of Rs 1800 w.e.f. 1.1 2006 and will also get two financial up -gradations in the grade pay of Rs 1900 and Rs 2000/-. The officials appointed in the year 1987 would get first and second (both) financial upgradations w.e.f 01.09.2008 since they have completed (more than) 20 years of service on 1.9.2008. the date on which the MACP came into effect.

   4. Similarly, the officials who were appointed in the year 1993 on re-training, would get Grade Pay of Rs 1800/- w.e.f 01. 01. 2006 and thereafter they would get first financial upgradation i.e Rs. 1900/- w.e.f 01. 09.2008 and second financial upgradation would be admissible in 2013 on completion of 20 years of service.

   5. The second case referred to in your aforementioned letter dated 14.12 2010 relates to one Shri Janakiram who is visually handicapped person (blind) and appointed as Helper on 03.07.1981 and appointed substantially to the post of helper w. e. f 01.04.1988. He has been doing re-canning work. Accordingly, he is performing the duties of Chair Caner in this organization since the date of his appointment i.e from 03.07.1981 till date.

   6. The first up-gradation under the earlier ACP Scheme was granted to Shri Janakiram w.e.f. 01.08 1999. The official has already completed 10 years, of regular service as on 01.08 2009 in the same post and he is eligible for second upgradation under MACP Scheme. But, the official has not been given any training (i.e., re-training to the Group D Staff for placement in the Pay Band-1 with GP-l800/-) due to the reason that he is Visually Handicapped. The PAC of RO, Bangalore is of the opinion that Sri Janakiram is not eligible for upgradation under MACP Scheme.

   7. This case has also been examined On the direction of the Head Office, the Director, NATRSS had issued instructions vide circular No. 13(20)2007/Natrss/All ZTIs/3544 dated 12.2 2009 (copy enclosed) that a Group ‘D’ employees are to be trained to make them eligible for Pay Grade revision as per the recommendations of 6th CPC. Accordingly, a training module was designed and training was given to all Group ‘D’ employees at ZTIs keeping in mind the skill enhancing activities. Information collected from the Head Office revealed that the Helpers(Blind Chair Caner’) of Headquarters also attended the said training programme and the benefit of Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- was allowed to them w.e.f, 01.01.2006.

   8. In the present case also, you may contact ZTI/NATRSS and Shri Janakiram may be given training. After training, he may first be placed in the grade of Rs. 1800/- w.e.f 01. 01.2006 and thereafter, he may be allowed the admissible MACP(first and second MACP upgradations admissible on 1. 9.2008. the date on which MACP came into effect and third upgradation on completion of 30 years of service from the date of his initial regular appointment) ignoring the promotion/ACP already given prior to 01.01 2006 in terms of DOP&T OM No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D) dated 16.11 2009.

Yours faithfully,
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(P.K. Agarwal)
Regional PF Commissioner - I (HRM)

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