Monday, December 31, 2012

CGE PORTAL WISHES YOU A HAPPY NEW YEAR 2013


Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013


The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013 on 20.01.2013 at various centres all over India as per notification.  E-Admission Certificates are available on the Commission’s website http://www.upsc.gov.in.  Candidates are advised to download and check their e-Admission Certificates carefully and bring discrepancy, if any, to the notice of the Commission immediately.  Rejection letters citing the ground(s) for rejection have been issued through e-mails or speed post and also put on the Union Public Service Commission website http://www.upsc.gov.in.  In case any difficulty faced by the candidates in downloading e-Admission Certificates, they may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 on any working day between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM.  The candidates can also send Fax message on Fax No. 011-23387310.  No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

In case the photograph is not printed clear on the e-Admission Certificates, candidates are advised to carry three (3) photographs (one identical photograph for each session) along with proof of identity such as Identity Card or Voter Identity Card or Passport or Driving License and printout of e-Admission Certificate at the venue of the Examination.
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MOBILE PHONES BANNED

a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted.  Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examination.

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

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 Source:pib


National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (1I), 2012 – Declaration of Written Result Thereof


On the basis of the result of the written part of the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (II) 2012 held by the Union Public Service Commission  on 19th August, 2012, candidates with the under mentioned Roll Nos. have qualified for Interview by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to Army, Navy and Air Force Wings of the National Defence Academy for the 130th Course and for the 92nd Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from July, 2013.

2.         The candidature of all the candidates whose Roll Nos. are shown in the list is provisional. In accordance with the conditions of their admission to the examination, they are required to submit original certificates of Age and Educational Qualification direct to the “Additional Directorate General of Recruiting, Adjutant General’s Branch, Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Army), West Block No.-III, Wing No.–I, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066”. The candidates must not send the Original Certificates to the Union Public Service Commission. For any further information, the candidates may contact Facilitation Counter near Gate “C” of the Commission, either in person or on telephone Nos. 011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 between 10:00 hours and 17:00 hours on any working day. The result is also available at Union Public Service Commission’s website http:// www.upsc.gov.in

3.           The mark-sheets of the candidates, will be put on the Commission’s website within fifteen (15)days from  the date of publication of the final result (after  concluding SSB Interviews and will remain available on the Website for a period of sixty (60) days.

CLICK HERE TO SEE RESULT
Source:pib



AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2012


Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) November 2013

The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2012 rose by 1 point and pegged at 218 (two hundred and eighteen). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.46 per cent between October and November compared with 0.51 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from food items which increased by 0.86 per cent, contributing 1.01 percentage points to the total change. At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat Atta, Goat Meat, Milk, Onion, Potato, Tea (readymade), Snack Saltish, etc. The other items like Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Bus Fare, Auto Rickshaw Fare, Flower/Flower Garlands, Tailoring Charges, etc. also put upward pressure in total change.

The largest downward contribution to the change in current index came from Pulses and Products with a decline of 0.38 per cent, contributing (-) 0.03 percentage points to the total change. However, at item level, vegetable & fruit items like Cauliflower, Radish, Palak, Brinjal and Orange put downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 9.55 per cent for November, 2012 as compared to 9.60 per cent for the previous month and 9.34 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 10.85 per cent against 9.91 per cent of the previous month and 7.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Mysore recorded the largest increase of 7 points followed by Vijaywada (6 points) and Guntur, Tiruchirapally, Coimbatore and Bengluru (5 points each). Among others, 4 points rise was registered in 7 centres, 3 points in 10 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 1 point in 20 centres. Nagpur centre reported a decline of 2 points and other 9 centres registered a fall of 1 point each. Rest of the 19 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 41 centres are above All-India Index and other 36 centres’ indices are below national average. Puducherry’s index remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of December, 2012 will be released on Thursday, January 31, 2012.
Source:pib

Sunday, December 30, 2012

MACPS/ACPS for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Regarding


All India Railway Faderation
No.AIRF/MACPS(346)         
Dated: December 29, 2012 The Secretary(E), Railway Board,
New Delhi     

Attn: Shri S.K. Seth, Addl. Member(Staff),Railway Board

Dear Sir,

Sub: MACPS/ACPS for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Regarding

Your kind attention is invited towards our earlier letter of 10th November, 2012, on the above cited subject, wherein Railway  Board  was  requested to  communicate to General Managers of the Indian Railways DoP&T’s instructions contained in their O.M.No.35034/1/97-Estt.(D) dated 04.10.2012 and No.35034/3/2008-Estt.(D)(Vol. II) dated 04.10.2012. Unfortunately, the same have not been circulated by the Railway despite elapsing a period of more than two months.

The Board are  again requested to circulated above cited circulars of the DoP&T to the General Managers of the Indian Railways.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

       Yours faithfully,
   (Shiva Gopal Mishra)
      General Secretary

Source: AIRF

Filed Under: , , ,

Friday, December 28, 2012

FEE HIKE IN KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA?


3-fold fee hike likely in Kendriya Vidyalayas

NEW DELHI: If your child studies in a Kendriya Vidyalaya, be prepared for a steep hike in school fee. The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan's board of governors, which is meeting on Friday, is likely to clear a three-fold hike in fees.

The meeting of the board of governors, expected to be chaired by HRD minister M M Pallam Raju, may also finalize a new logo for the 1,090 KV schools across the country with almost 11 lakh students.

The annual fee charged from KV students is in the range of Rs 3,600-Rs 4,800. This is likely to be raised to about Rs 12,000 for a year. The monthly fee will go up from about Rs 300 a month to around Rs 1,250. The last fee hike took place in 2009.

Sources said the KV Sangathan spends about Rs 12,000 per child in providing free textbooks, uniform and other facilities. During 2011-12, the sangathan spent about Rs 392 crore while for the next academic session an additional Rs 100 crore is likely to be required to provide students with medical services, faculty, security, sports equipment, construction work for additional facilities and setting up of e-classrooms.

While KVs charge fee under different heads, sources said the hike could be effected under the Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi and computer charges.

The assumption behind raising the fee is that the central government employees are entitled to reimbursement of tuition fee of their wards up to Rs 1,250 per month, sources said.

KVs were originally established to provide quality education for children of government employees. The uniform curriculum — they are all affiliated to CBSE — followed by these schools all over India ensures that the students do not face difficulties when their parents are transferred. Admission to KVs is now much sought after due to their improved standard of education.
Source;TOI

Extension of the revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees.


No. 12012/3/2009-Estt.(L) 
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
*****
New Delhi, the 28th December., 2012.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of the revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees.

The undersigned is directed to state that the matter regarding extension of revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees at par with the non industrial Central Government employees covered by the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 has been under consideration of this Department. It has been decided in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) to extend the provision of this Department's OM No. 14028/3/2008- Est-t.(L) dated 25th September,2008, mutatis mutanclis to industrial employees of Ministries/Department other than Railways. Accordingly, industrial employees shall be entitled to encash both Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave, subject to overall limit of 300. Cash equivalent payable for Earned Leave shall continue unchanged. However, cash equivalent payable for Half Pay Leave shall be equal to leave salary admissible for Half Pay Leave plus Dearness Allowance admissible on the leave salary without any reduction being made on account of pension and pension equivalent of other retirement benefit payable. To make up for the shortfall in Earned Leave, no commutation of Half Leave shall be allowed. This Department's OM No. 14028/25/94-Estt.(L) dated 7' October, 1996 stands amended to this extent.

2 These order shall take effect from the date of 07.11.2006, the date from which accumulation and encashment of 300 days EL were allowed to them and subject to the following conditions:
(i) The benefit will be admissible in respect of past cases i.e. relating to period w.e.f. 07.11.2006 to till date, on receipt of applications to that effect from the pensioner concerned by the Administrative Ministry concerned.
(ii) In respect of retirees (retired after 07.11 .2006), who have already received encashment of earned leave of maximum limit of 300 days together with encashment of 1--IPL, standing at their credit on the date of retirement, such cases need not be reopened. However, such cases of Government servant considered as Industrial employees retiring after 07.11,2006, in which there was a shortfall in reaching the maximum limit of 300 days can be reopened.

3. Hindi version will follow

Sd/-
(Vibha G. Mishra) 
Director

Source: www.persmin.nic.in


Grant of Child Care Leave - Woman employees cannot demand as a matter of right-Clarification


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / RAIL MANTRALAYA 
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(P&A)I-2012/CPC/LE-5
New Delhi, dated 17.12.2012
The General Secretary, NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110055.

Dear Sir

Sub: Grant of Child Care Leave without any reason.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No. 1/5(f) dated 14.11.2012 and to state that as per the extant instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 23.10.2008 and 12.12.2008, woman railway employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a maximum period of two years (i.e.730 days) during their entire service for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. and that Child Care Leave cannot be demanded as a matter of right.

Therefore, in order to enable the competent authority to decide on the application for CCL, reasons have to be mentioned and this condition cannot be dispensed with. Moreover, DOP&T has issued instructions in this regard which have been adopted in toto for the female railway employees. In the circumstances, Ministry of Railways also cannot unilaterally alter the purpose for which Child Care Leave is introduced to female railway employees.

In light of this, the demand is not feasible for acceptance.

Yours faithfully 
sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board.

Source: http://nfirindia.com/


Thursday, December 27, 2012

Revision of designations of erstwhile Group D staff.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No: PC-VI/2009/I/I/3

dated 19-12-2012.


The General Secretary                            The General Secretary
 AIRF,                                                    NFIR,
4, State Entry Road,                               3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi.                                             New Delhi.

Sir,

Sub:- Revision of designations of erstwhile Group D staff.

   While recommending upgradation of all existing Group 'D' employees to Group 'C’ in Grade Pay Rs. 1800 (equivalent to Group 'C’ scale of Rs. 2750-4400), 6th CPC in para 3.7.9 of its report has provided that job description of the Group ‘D' posts shall be so upgraded and placed in Group C’, and revised and re-defined with emphasis on multi skilling so that a single employee is able to perform various jobs. Further, DOP&T in their OM dated 30-04-2010 has suggested that single designation may be adopted for posts whose duties are similar in nature. While indicating that designation of Multi-Tasking Staff may be adopted for some common categories of posts (designation and indicative list of duties issued by DOP&T vide their letter ibid is enclosed as Annexure-I).

   Since all the pre-revised scale of Group ‘D’ staff (Rs.2550-3200, 2610-3540) & 2650-4000) have been merged and placed in a single revised pay structure PB-I, Grade Pay Rs. 1800 (corresponding to pre-revised scale of Rs.2750-4400, revised designations for these staff on Railway are to be issued in consonance with the recommendations of 6th CPC.

   Federations are requested to please convey their views on the above proposal regarding grouping/broad-banding of erstwhile Group 'D’ staff and revision of their designation keeping in view of above facts in the format enclosed alongwith as Annexure-II.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
AIfor Secretary, Railway Board

Source:AIRF

Rotational Transfer of Section Officers of CSS-DOPT


No.6/13/2012-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
*****


2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003
Dated the 21 st December, 2012
                                                               ORDER

Attention is drawn to OM No. dated 1 yth December, 2012 wherein all Ministries/Departments were informed about the proposed transfer of Section Officers covered under the Rotational Transfer Policy to be effected in two lots i.e. one by 31 st December, 2012 and the second by 31 st January, 2013. Accordingly
the rotational transfers/postings of 199 Section Officers of CSS as per the list annexed is ordered with immediate effect.

2. (i) The officers in the annexure should be relieved immediately by the Cadre Units concerned to enable them to join their new assignment. Attention is also drawn to Notification No.1 /8/2009-CS.I(P) dated 15th September, 2010 in this regard. It may also be ensured that the officers are relieved only if
they are clear from vigilance angle.
(ii) No request for retention of any of the aforesaid officers in the existing Ministry/Department shall be entertained, as all the officers have put in more than 7 years service in that Ministry/Department.
(iii) Implementation report of the aforesaid transfers/postings may be sent to this Department latest by 31 st January, 2013.
(iv) All the Ministries/Departments concerned are requested that a copy of this order may be served on the individual officer for their information and compliance.

3. This issue with the approval of Competent Authority.


(VIDYADHAR JHA)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
24624046
Source:www.persmin.nic.in

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

NEW TIMINGS FOR CGHS HOSPITALS


No: S.11030/55/2012-CGHS(P) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Health &Family Welfare 
Department of Health & Family Welfare 
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan 
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 20th December, 2012 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: New Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres

The undersigned is directed to state that with a view to improve the functioning of CGHS and ensure optimum utilization of available manpower resources, it has been decided to revise the timings of CGEIS Wellness Centres from the present timings of 7.30 AM to 1.30 PM to the new timings of 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM.

2. The CGHS Wellness Centres in New Delhi which are currently functional for 24 hours, will continue to function as usual in shifts.

3. The diagnostic laboratories and yoga centres functioning in the CGHS Wellness Centres will open at 8.00 AM and close at 3.00 PM.

4. The Registration counters in CGHS Wellness Centres will start registration at 9.00 AM and close at 3.45 PM.

5. A lunch break of 30 Minutes will be allowed to all officers and staff of CGHS Wellness Centre. The CMO in charge will manage the operations of the Wellness Centre in such a manner by allowing flexible timings for lunch to the officers and staff that the operations of the CGHS Wellness Centre is not brought to halt at any time.

6. The new timings will be implemented in the CGEIS Wellness Centres in New Delhi /NCR. Orders for its implementation in other places will follow.

7. The new timings for CGHS Wellness Centres will be effective from 1st January, 2013.

8. This issues with the approval of Minister of Health and Family Welfare.

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

Source: www.msotransparent.nic.in



Saturday, December 22, 2012

Re-opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas after Winter Break-reg


Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18 Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi  - 110016

File No. 110334/1/2012-KV5 HQ(Acad.)/Part File/6099-6131    Dated 19/12/2012

To
The Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, All Regional Offices.

The Director,
 ZIETs

Subject: - Re-opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas after Winter Break-reg.

Madam/Sir,

This office has been approached by various Regional Offices of KVS and some VVIPs with regard to re-opening of KVs after Winter Break on 14th January, 2013. The Winter Break will be over on 13th January, 2013 (Sunday) and 14Th January, 2013 is being celebrated as Pongal/Makar Sankranti etc.

The re-opening of KVs after Winter Break has been reviewed at KV5(HQ) and it has been decided that :
"Wherever Central Govt. offices are closed on 14.01.2013, the KVs will re-open on 15th January, 2013, after the Winter Break."

All concerned may be informed accordingly.

This issues with approval of Commissioner, KVS.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Dr. Shachi Kant)
Joint Commissioner (Trg.)

Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in

Filed Under: , ,

Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme-Clarification reg.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
Railway Board
S.No.PC-VI/307
No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2
RBE No.142/2012 
New Delhi, dated 13/12/2012

The General Manager/OSDs/CAO(R)
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub:-Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme-Clarification reg.

References have been received from Zonal  Railways seeking clarification as to what Grade Pay would be admissible under  MACP Scheme to an employee holding feeder post in a cadre where promotional post is in the same Grade Pay. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T), the nodal department of the Government on MACP Scheme and it is clarified that ACP/MACP Schemes have been introduced by the Government in order to mitigate the problems of genuine stagnation faced by employees due to lack of promotional avenues.

Thus, financial upgradations under ACP/MACP Schemes CANNOT be to higher Grade Pay than what are be allowed to an employee on his normal promotion. In such cases financial upgradation under MACP Scheme would be granted to the same Grade Pay.

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

Hindi version is enclosed.

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

Removal of Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostie Centres empanelled under CCHS


Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi 110 001

No. S 11011/03/2012-CGHS/HEC
Dated the l8th December, 2012
ORDER

Sub: Removal of Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostie Centres empanelled under CGHS — reg.

CGHS vide its O.M No. S4110111 3-2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell(Part I) dated 7.10.2010 issued a list of private Hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS, wherein Orthonova Hospital Safdarjung Development Area was empanelled for Orthopaedic Surgery.

2. An inspection of Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi was carried out on 2nd November, 2012 by a team of officers led by Additional Director, CGHS (HQ). After a thorough inspection, it was found that the Hospital was not following, the prescribed CGHS norms and guidelines to serve the CGHS beneficiaries in accordance with the terms and conditions of empanelment under CGHS. The inspection team concluded that as per the existing infrastructure and manpower position of the hospital, as observed during the inspection, the hospital is not in a position to provide quality healthcare services to CGHS beneficiaries. Accordingly, a 'Show Cause Notice' was issued to Orthonova Hospital, on 20th November, 2012 seeking clarifications on the deficiencies pointed out by the inspection team.  However, the reply received from Orthonova Hospital, has not been found satisfactory,

3. Therefore it has been decided to withdraw the empanelment of Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi with immediate effect till further orders. The hospital shall no longer be a part of the CGHS empanelled list of hospitals/centers. However, patients, if any, already admitted prior to the issue of the orders, shall be provided treatment and discharged within seven days from the issue of this order.
4. This Order shall be effective from the date of its issue.

Sd/-
(V.P.Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Friday, December 21, 2012

Removal of Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS — reg


Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhavan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi 110 001

No. S 11011/03/2012-CGHS/HEC
Dated the l8th December, 2012
ORDER

Sub: Removal of Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS — reg.

CGHS vide its 0.M No. S.11011/23-2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell(Part 1) dated 7.10.2010 issued a list of private hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS, wherein Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar was included as General purpose hospital including Cardio logical investigations, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Joint replacement.

2. An inspection of Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi was carried out on 26th October, 2012 by a team of officers led by Additional Director, CGHS (HQ). After a thorough inspection, it was found that the TIospital was not following the prescribed CGHS norms and guidelines to serve the CGHS beneficiaries in accordance with the terms and conditions of empanelment under CGHS. The inspection team concluded that as per the existing infrastructure and manpower position of the hospital, as observed during the inspection, the hospital is not in a position to provide quality healthcare services to CGHS beneficiaries.  Accordingly, a 'Show Cause Notice' was issued to Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi on 20th November, 2012 seeking clarifications on the deficiencies pointed out by the inspection team. The reply received from Kaira Hospital has been examined and it not been found satisfactory.

3. In view of the above, it has been decided to withdraw the empanelment of Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar New Delhi with immediate effect till further orders. The hospital shall no longer be a part of the CGHS empanelled list of hospitals/centers. However, patients, if any, already admitted prior to the issue of this Order, shall be provided treatment and discharged within seven days from the issue of this order.

This Order shall be effective from the date of its issue.

sd/-
(V.P.Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source:www.msotransparent.nic.in


Removal of Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS


Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare,
Nirnrian Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi 110 001
No. S 11011/03/2012-CCHS/HEC
Dated thel8th December, 2012
ORDER

Sub: Removal of Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS — reg.

CGHS vide its O.M No. S111011/23-2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell(Part I) dated 7.10.2010 issued a list of private hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS, wherein Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, was empanelled for Neurology & Neurosurgery.

2. An inspection of Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi was carried out on 23rd October, 2012 by a team of officers led by Additional Director, CGHS (HQ). After a thorough inspection, it was found that the Hospital was not following the prescribed CGHS norms and guidelines to serve the CGHS beneficiaries in accordance with the terms and conditions of empanelment under CGHS. The inspection team concluded that as per the existing infrastructure and manpower position of the hospital, as observed during the inspection, the hospital is not in a position to provide quality healthcare services to CGHS beneficiaries.  Accordingly, a `Show Cause Notice' was issued to Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi on 20th November, 2012 seeking clarifications on the deficiencies pointed out by the inspection team. The reply received from Jain Hospital has been examined and it has not been found satisfactory.

3. Therefore it has been decided to withdraw the empanelment of Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave New Delhi with immediate effect till further orders. The hospital shall no longer Be a part of the CGHS empanelled list of hospitals/centres. However, patients, if any, already admitted prior to the issue of the orders, shall be provided treatment and discharged within seven days from the issue of this order.

4. This Order shall be effective from the date of its issue.

Sd/-
(V.P.Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.msotransparent.nic.in

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reservation for Persons with Disabilities — Dopt


No.36035/6/2012-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
dated 14th December, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Reservation for Persons with Disabilities — reg.

This Department had issued instructions vide O.M. No.36035/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 29.12.2005 regarding reservation for Persons with Disabilities, which are in line with the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PwD Act, 1995).

2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the Ministries/Departments are not complying with the instructions of this Department regarding reservation to Persons with Disabilities in posts/services under the Central Government, particularly instructions related to carry forward of the unfilled reserved vacancies, interchange among the three categories of disability and lapsing of unfilled reserved vacancies.

3. This Department, had also issued instructions vide O.M. dated 26th April, 2006 and 15th January, 2010 requesting Ministries/Departments to prepare reservation roster registers starting from the year 1996. As per the instructions if some or all the vacancies so earmarked has not been filled by reservation and were filled by able bodied persons either for the reason that points of reservation had not been earmarked properly at the appropriate time or persons with disabilities did not become available, such unutilized reservation might be treated as having been carried forward.

4. Ministries/Departments may ensure that reservation to Persons with Disabilities provided as per extant instructions so as to minimize possibility of creation of backlog reserved vacancies. It is also advised that concerted efforts should be made to clear the backlog through regular recruitments without waiting for Special Recruitment Drives.

5. All Ministries/Departments etc., are requested to scrupulously implement the instructions.
sd/-
(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source:www.persmin.nic.in

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Government Orders on Cabinet Decision on Pensionary Benefits to Ex-Servicemen to be Issued Next Month


Describing the twin tasks of improving the pensionary and medical benefits for ex-servicemen as ‘subjects of prime concern’ and ‘as an ongoing process’, the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony today announced that the orders authorizing payment to ex-servicemen and their families accruing from the recent cabinet decisions, hiking pension and other benefits amounting to nearly Rs.2300 crores per annum, would be issued next month.

Addressing a meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to his Ministry, here, Shri Antony said this is the third time in the last four years that the Government have systematically improved the post-retirement benefits for ex-servicemen.

Outlining the slew of measures taken by the MoD for improving the health care benefits of ex-servicemen, Shri Antony said the Government has been trying to expand the delivery mechanism and simplify procedures so that the ex-servicemen, who have given their best years of life for the security of the nation, get the required medical benefits without hassles.

He said under the Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), which has been in operation since April 2003, 227 polyclinics were initially approved by the Government. In 2010, another 199 polyclinics were sanctioned by the Government out of which 99 polyclinics have become functional and 100 polyclinics are under various stages of operationalization. The scheme is presently been implemented to 326 functional polyclinics. At present, the scheme has over 41 lakh beneficiaries including 13 lakh ex-servicemen and over 28 lakh dependents. The reach and coverage of the scheme is evident from the fact that in 2011-12, 90 lakh patients were attended to at the polyclinics. Shri Antony expressed confidence that with the commissioning of the remaining polyclinics the bulk of the ex-servicemen population throughout the country would be covered by the scheme.

Shri Antony said there is still a long way to go as presently, ECHS facilities are available only in 339 districts out of a total of 659 in the country. The delivery of medicare at polyclinics is also hampered by the shortage of staff and non-availability of the prescribed medicines.

Taking part in the discussion, the Members of Parliament urged the Government to prepare a roadmap to ensure that medical facilities are available to ex-servicemen in every district of the country. They also called for greater transparency in the process. Some Members pointed out that there is inordinate delay in settling the bills of private hospitals which should be ameliorated through technological means. Taking note of the rapid growth of healthcare facilities in the private sector in recent years and the innovative steps taken by some organizations and hospitals, the Members suggested that the Government should adopt the best practices readily available outside the government sector rather than handling the situation in a conservative fashion which is neither efficient nor cost-effective.

Replying to some of the queries of the Members, the Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh said the government is veering towards a ‘dashboard approach’ so that the healthcare mechanisms can be monitored online on a day-to-day basis by the administrators. He said the government’s efforts will always be to put a smile on the face of the ex-servicemen because they deserve it.

Members of Parliament who attended the meeting included Shri Navin Jindal, Shri GajananDharmshi Babar, Shri SS Ramasubbu, Shri Gopal Singh Shekhawat, Shri Suresh Kalmadi, Shri Harsh Vardhan, Shri Kailkesh N. Singh Deo, Shri Sultan Ahmed, Shri Ram Chandra Khuntia, DrMahendra Prasad, Shri Ishwarlal Jain, Smt. AmbikaSoni and Shri PiyushGoyal.

The Defence Secretary Shri Shashikant Sharma, Secretary Department of Defence Production Shri RK Mathur, Secretary Ex-Servicemen’s Welfare Shri Vijay Chibber, Secretary Defence Finance Smt. PritiMohantyand other officials of the Ministry of Defence also attended the meeting.

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Monday, December 17, 2012

Minutes of the meeting held on 21st November, 2012 regarding Revision of PPO in respect of pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners


No. 1/20/2011-P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 30th November, 2012
OFFICE  MEMEORANDUM

The Minutes of the meeting held on 21st November, 2012 at Conference Hall, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhawan, New Delhi with the officers of the Government Departments/Ministries regarding revision of PPOs in respect of Pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Pension & A &PG) are circulated herewith.

(D.K.Solanki)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 21st November, 2012 REGARDING REVISION OF PPOs FOR PRE·2006 PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS INCLUDING PRE·1990 PENSIONERS / FAMILY PENSIONERS

A meeting was held on 21st November, 2012 at 09:45 AM in the Conference Room, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhavan, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Sanjay Kothari, Secretary (Pension, AR&PG) with the officials of 15 Departments/Ministries having maximum number of unrevised Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) pertaining to pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners under the CPAO network and Ministry of Railway, D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare, D/o Posts and D/o Telecommunications. The objective of this meeting was to review the progress made by these Ministries/Departments in the revision of PPOs in respect of pre-2006 pensioners.

2. The list of participants is at Annexure.

3. In the Opening address, Secretary (Pension, AR & PG) shared the steps taken since the last meeting with these Ministries/Departments held on 28 August, 2012. It was informed that instructions regarding use of 7 documents indicated in respect of grant of enhanced pension/family pension on attaining the age of 80 years and above have been made applicable for determining the date of birth of spouse at the time of revision of PPO.

He added that the instructions regarding change of date of birth of spouse have also been issued and use of e-scroll given by banks has been allowed in addition to Annexure-III. Secretary expressed his concern that most of the pensioners are unaware of the fact that not only revision of amount of pension by banks is to be done, the PPOs have also to be simultaneously revised. The Chief Controller (Pension) informed that about 75% of the PPOs related to civil pensioners have been revised and it is apprehended that there may be many inoperative PPOs in the remaining lot. She also expressed her concern that in many cases pension might have been fixed on the higher side and there may be issue of recovery of excess pension involved in the revision of these PPOs.

4. Thereafter, Ministry-wise review was taken up starting with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The representative of MHA informed that JS (Admin) has been taking regular meetings to review the progress. He informed that a large number of pre-1990 PPOs pertaining to Assam Rifles are in respect of Nepalese citizens and persons residing in the North-East. The system of de-centralized Record-keeping has made it more difficult to revise PPOs of these pensioners. The MHA informed that they have issued an advertisement for awareness of pensioners.

Secretary (Pension) suggested that MHA may consider issuing another advertisement, encourage the pensioners residing in North-East to form pensioners' group and organize intensive camps and workshop during the next four months. Department of Pension and PW may provide financial assistant to these group if
suitable proposals were received. In order to prevent such delays in future Pay Commissions, Secretary (Pension) also suggested that original records of the employee may be handed over to him in bound form at the time of his/her retirement as per instant rules.

5. D/o Urban Development reassured that they will meet the target set for December 2012. Central Board of Excise and Customs informed that a large number of PPOs are in the pipeline and as on date only 3000 pre-2006 and 7800 pre-1990 cases were pending. The D/o Atomic Energy informed that they are segregating pre-1990 cases from pre-2006 cases with the help of CPAO and will be able to adhere to the timelines fixed. M/o Water Resources informed that the Secretary (Pension)'s DO letter to Secretary (Water
Resources) has helped in putting in place a proper monitoring system for revision of PPOs.

It was further added that engagement of four consultants for this purpose has a positive impact on the work. Similarly, Ministry of Coal informed that they have a proper monitoring system in place and have engaged two consultants. They are hopeful that theyneed not be called in the next meeting as their pendency would go down substantially.

Ministry of Science & Technology informed that owing to shifting of some of their offices in the past, they were facing the problem of locating pensioners' records. They informed that they would sort out the problem soon. The figures of All India Radio did not reconcile with those ofCPAO. It was pointed out by CPAO's office that progress in Prasar Bharati is slow. Secretary (Pension) desired to write a d.o. letter to the Chairman, Prasar Bharati. Ministry of Mines was requested to reconcile the figures with the CPAO and meet the targets set for December, 2012 and March, 2013.

6. No one from the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Health and Ministry of Civil Aviation were present. It was decided to write DO letters to the Secretary/Chairman concerned from Secretary (Pension).

7. Department of Telecommunications informed that out of 2.41 lakh pre-2006 cases, only 2600 are pending, most of which belong to the erstwhile Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited. Department of Posts informed that out of 1.8 lakh pre-2006 cases, about 52,000 are pending. They assured to complete the task by February, 2013. Department of Exservicemen Welfare informed that out of 15.5 lakh cases, they have revised 5.81 lakh PPOs. Every month, they had devised to 40,000 cases. They informed that owing to change in the amount of pension, most of the PPOs would have to be revised again.

Secretary (Pension) suggested that in the meantime basic information requiredfor revision of PPOs may be collected and kept ready for immediate use after the re-fixation of pension is over and PPOs are ready to be revised again. He expressed his concern that a number of representations about PCDA, Allahabad are being received. He desired to write a D.O. letter to Secretary, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare in this regard.

8. As the Banks were at times sending Annexure III twice/thrice for the same individual, which counted towards the total numbers whereas in many cases Annexure-III are not received, it was felt that a meeting of the Banks may be called in second half of December, 2012. After looking into the availability and utility of e-scrolls of such pensioners for revision of their PPOs, CPAO and Ministries/Departments will provide inputs to the Department of Pension &PW for setting the agenda of the meeting.

9. Secretary (Pension, AR & PG) expressed his satisfaction about the progress made so far. He assured the participants that any assistance that is needed will be considered positively in the Department of Pension & PW.


10. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

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Nationalised Bank for EPF Deposit


Provident Fund contribution of private sector labourers covered under the Employees` Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 is deposited in the State Bank of India.

As per the provision of Para 52(1) of the Employees` Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, all monies belonging to the Fund shall be deposited in the Reserve Bank of India or the State Bank of India or such other Scheduled Banks as may be approved by the Central Government from time to time. No other Scheduled Bank has been approved by the Central Government for this purpose.

The Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri K. Suresh gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today .

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Wage Revision in Defence PSU


No proposal for wage revision is pending in Bharat Electronics Ltd. (BEL), Mazagon Dock Ltd. (MDL), Mishra Dhatu Nigam Ltd. (MIDHANI), Bharat Dyanamics Ltd. (BDL), BEML Ltd. (BEML), Goa Shipyard Ltd. (GSL) and Hindustan Shipyard Ltd. (HSL). The position regarding other Defence Public Sector Undertakings is as under:-

Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. (HAL) and Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE): The wage revision of workmen was due with effect from 01.01.2012. The recognized unions have submitted their charter of demands for the wage revision. The negotiations will be concluded and settlement reached on receipt of guidelines from Department of Public Enterprises (DPE).

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri Jitendra Singh in a written reply to ShriMahabal Mishrain Lok Sabha today.

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Recruitment Rules


The recruitment rules for regulating methods of recruitment to various civilian posts are framed and reviewed on a periodical basis for all civilian services including MES. While reviewing the recruitment rules, accepted recommendations of the Central Pay Commissions are also taken into consideration. Updating / framing of such Rules is a continuous process which involves prior consultations for obtaining necessary approval of the nodal Departments / Agencies viz. DOP&T, UPSC, Ministry of Law, Official Language Wing etc.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to ShriRamsingh Rathwain Lok Sabha today.
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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government-Clarification.


No. 18016/4/2012-Estt.(L) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the l4th December, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government-Clarification.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to DOPT OM No.18016/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated 27.6.2012 extending the Special concession/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/ subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control or Central Government for the period with effect from 1.1.2012 to 31.12.2012 and to say that this Department has been receiving references seeking clarifications. The doubts raised are
clarified as under:-

1. Whether those employees who are posted in Kashmir Valley (comprising of 10 districts) are eligible to draw HRA at the rate of 30% for the period of posting when they are transferred from Delhi or any other 'X' class city?

   As regards to quantum of additional HRA, it is clarified that applicability of above referred OM is not linked to previous place of posting where the officer posted to Kashmir Valley chooses to retain his family nor it is linked to any other place where he chooses to move his family. It is uniformly admissible @ of HRA applicable for Class 'Y' city only for employees who exercise the option to move their families to a selected place of their choice in India.

2. Whether it is applicable for those staff also who have been appointed on Zonal basis in Kashmir Valley and do not have all India transfer liability?

   The package of special concession for Central Government employees working in Kashmir Valley confirms its uniform applicability to all Central Government employees without making any distinction as regards their mode of appointment i.e. whether it is on Zonal basis or whether such appointment entails all India posting liability or whether such duty posts are in non-family stations. As such, special concession is available to all Central Government employees/PSU under the Government of India posted in Kashmir Valley.

   3. Hindi version will follow.

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(S. G. Mulchandaney) 
Under Secretary to Govt. of India

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Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff, 2013 (Grade Pay of Rs.1800) Regulations, 2010 -regarding.


Most Immediate
No. 13/7/2011-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003
Dated : the 12th December, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff, 2013 (Grade Pay of Rs.1800) Regulations, 2010 -regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to Staff Selection’s letter No. 10/4/2012-P&P-II dated 06.12.2012 on the subject mentioned above and to request that the vacancy position for Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff, 2013 (Grade Pay of Rs.1800) may be calculated as per the provisions of CSCS Rules, 1962, as amended on 08.11.2010. The total number of vacancies falling under DR Quota that are to be abolished in terms of instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No. 9/2/2003-CS-II dated 20.04.2005 may also be shown against relevant column in the proforma for the sake of filling up of the vacancies against reserved slots.

   2. Cadre Units are requested to intimate the vacancy position for Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2013, (Grade Pay of Rs. 1800) to this Department in the enclosed prescribed proforma urgently.

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(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Lower Division Grade Departmental Competitive Examination for Group 'c' Staff 2012-SSC


Most Immediate
No. 13/3/2011-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi -110003
Dated: the 14th December, 2012

Subject: Lower Division Grade Departmental Competitive Examination for Group 'c' Staff 2012 held by Staff Selection Commission - allocation of qualified candidates -regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the final result of Lower Division Grade Departmental Competitive Examination for Group 'c' Staff 2012, which was held on 25.03.2012, has been declared by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for appointment against the 30% DE quota vacancies in LDC grade of CSCS. SSC has allocated 16 qualified candidates to this Department for appointment as LDC (03 SC & 01 ST candidates have qualified on own merit). Nominations of 16 candidates are made against the Select List Year 2012 on the basis of the Lower Division Grade Departmental Competitive Examination for Group 'c' Staff 2012 as indicated in the Annexure to this O.M.

   2. The dossiers of the candidates are forwarded herewith and these should be retained on their appointment in the Ministry/Department as part of their personal files. The candidates mentioned in the Annexure have not been medically examined and as such, they should be got medically examined by the prescribed competent authority, if deemed necessary.

   3. The cadres may first verify the eligibility of the candidate(s) including the condition that he/she belongs to an office participating in CSCS.

   4. The candidates mentioned in the Annexure shall have to pass, if they have not already passed, one of the periodical type-writing tests in English or Hindi held by the Staff Selection Commission at a minimum speed of 30 words per minute in English or 25 words per minute in Hindi from Department of Official Language under the Hindi Teaching Scheme as provided in DOP&T O.M. No. 16/4/99-CS.II dated 29.5.1990 within a period of one year from the date of appointment, failing which no annual increments shall be allowed to them until they have passed the said test. If they do not pass the typewriting test within the period of probation, they shall be liable to be reverted to their substantive post. The candidates who had already passed the typewriting test prior to their appointment be granted the increment as
per the relevant rules/instructions.

   5. Offer of appointment may kindly be made to the candidate in order of merit as indicated. Copies of offer of appointment issued to them may please be forwarded to this Department as also to the Staff Selection Commission. The date( s) of their joining the post of LDC may also please be intimated to this Department as soon as possible under intimation to the Commission. If any candidate declines to accept the offer of appointment, the same may be cancelled and his/her dossier may be returned directly to the Staff Selection Commission keeping copies of all correspondence made with the candidates under intimation to this Department.

   6. The persons when appointed may be given compulsory training (including basic computer skills) within one year of their joining service in convenient batches as laid down in this Department's O.M. No. 20/23/88-CS.II dated 13th March, 1989.

   7. The seniority of these candidates is to be fixed in accordance with the sub paragraph (s) of sub rule 3 of Rule 17 under the Head II LD Grade of CSCS Rules, 1962.

   8. Receipt of the O.M. together with its enclosures may please be acknowledged.

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(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas


There are 1086 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) functioning in the country.

A comprehensive review of the scheme of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) was assigned to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore on 6th February, 2009. The IIM, Bangalore has submitted its recommendations on 15th February, 2011. The Board of Governors (BOG) of the KVS have considered the recommendations of the IIM, Bangalore and evaluated the response of the KVS thereon in its meeting.

The KVs are opened upon receipt of a viable proposal in the prescribed proformae from the various Ministries of Govt. of India and State Governments/UTs thereby permitting the commitment of the required resources. However, the opening of new KVs depends on the availability of funds and the approval of the competent authority, subject to the approval of the 12th Five Year Plan.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
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Vacant Posts of Teachers in KVs


 Some posts of teaching & non-teaching staff/gazetted Officers in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) reserved for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/Other Backward Classes are lying vacant. Details are as under:-

Sl NO.
Name of the Post
Number of Posts lying vacant
SC
ST
OBC
1.    
Assistant Commissioner
2
1
4
2.    
Section Officer
-
1
-
3.    
Finance Officer
-
1
2
4.    
Technical Officer
-
-
1
5.    
Principal
12
6
22
6.    
Vice-Principal
18
9
-
7.    
Teaching Staff
988
494
1778
8.    
Non-Teaching Staff
335
167
583
TOTAL
1335
679
2390

Some of these posts are filled up on deputation/promotion and there is no direct recruitment.  In the case of Post Graduate Teachers (PGTs) and Trained Graduate Teachers (TGTs), 50% of the posts are filled up by direct recruitment and 50% by Limited Departmental Examination. Filling up the vacancies is a continuous process.
 The Offers of Appointment for the posts of PGT & Miscellaneous Category of teachers (eg. Music Teacher, Physical Education Teacher etc.) for the year 2011-12 have already been issued.  The recruitment process for the post of TGT & Primary Teacher (PRT) for the year 2011-12 has been completed; however, the operation of the panel of selected candidates is sub-judice.

 The KVS has informed that it follows the reservation rules issued by the Government of India.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development,  Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Lok  Sabha today.

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