Sunday, April 29, 2012

Govt. gives nod to project merging Aadhar, PAN databases


In order to weed out the problem of fake PAN cards and to ensure an accurate biometric data, the government has initiated a mammoth project to bring together both the Aadhar and the PAN databases.

The Nandan Nilekani-led Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) issues the Aadhar number which is now being synchronised with the Permanent Account Number database maintained by the I-T Department.

The Finance Ministry, which had first mooted the proposal of generating and issuing biometric PAN in 2006, had kept the decision pending for sometime as it was felt that both the agencies (UIDAI and I-T) would be “duplicating the effort” to reach a common goal — biometrics-based identity.

“It has been decided to integrate both the Aadhar and the PAN database which will help the agencies to maintain a correct database for ensuring two things.

While the Aadhar will ensure effective disbursal of government schemes to citizens, the biometric PAN card database will help stop the forgery of PAN cards which begets economic crimes,” a senior Finance Ministry official said.

The Finance Ministry, under the then Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in 2006, had proposed that the biometric PAN cards would have the I-T assesses’ fingerprints (two from each hand) and the face.

This will now be achieved by collating the Aadhar database with that of the PAN.

Source:The hindu

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Punjab Engineering College teachers protest conversion of GPF to EPF


Over 200 employees of PEC University of Technology comprising teachers and non-teachers gathered at the administrative block on Saturday, with black badges to express dissent. The employees expressed resentment over a fresh circular issued by the PEC authorities following a decision of newly set up Board of Management at the university.

The provident fund scheme of central government employees (GPF), which was earlier given to PEC teachers and non-teachers has now been switched to EPF, employees provident fund.

The teachers and non-teachers gathered to express their dissent on the matter to the PEC director, Manoj Dutta. Although, a solution to the deadlock is yet to be found by the university authorities, the protest could well mar the academics on campus in the coming week with the employees cautioning of a mass leave for two days.

Over 100 teachers and non-teachers also gathered at PEC on Friday, surrounding the PEC director on the same issue. The matter however raked much controversy on Saturday, with teachers joining hands in the movement.

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Friday, April 27, 2012

Reserve List of 34 Candidates of Combined Medical Services Exam, 2011 Released


 Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released the reserve list of candidates from Combined Medical Service Examination, 2011 and recommended their appointment. As now sought by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the Commission recommends 34 candidates, which includes 6 General and 28 Other Backward Classes, to fill up the remaining posts based on Combined Medical Services Examination, 2011.  Ministry of Health & Family Welfare would be communicating directly with the recommended candidates.

 The candidature of 19 candidates bearing Roll No’s 00160, 00739, 003760, 004650, 007025, 007493, 010940, 011149, 011599, 015253, 016570, 018761, 019906, 022963, 023448, 024623, 026074, 026628 and 026663 is provisional.

 The list of these 34 candidates is also available on the UPSC website i.e. http//www.upsc.gov.in.

The result of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2011 was declared on 30.08.2011 recommending 352 candidates for appointment. The Commission, in accordance with the Rule 13 and 14 of the Combined Medical Services Examination, 2011, also maintained a consolidated Reserve List in order of merit below the last recommended candidate.


The list of candidates in order of merit, is as under:

Sl No.  Roll No.   Name

                1              005417  SANJEEV KUMAR

                2              009990  VERMA SANJEEV HARILAL

                3              024747  SATYAJEET SAHOO

                4              003898  DILIP SINGH MUDGAL

                5              008581  ABNISH KUMAR

                6              004683  ARUN SINGH

                7              004650  ISHTKHAR AHMED

                8              007493  MANOJ KUMAR JANU

                9              003760  RAJU KUMAR

                10           010940  BAIJU KUMAR

                11           015253  ANIL KUMAR SINGH YADAV

                12           016570  NEHA SINHA

                13           023448  LOKHANDE ARCHANA JAGDISH

                14           018761  PRAVEEN CHANDRAVANSHI

                15           013670  ABHAY KUMAR CHAUDHARY

                16           011149  HARI RAM CHOUDHARY

                17           004068  PRATIBHA KUSHWAHA

                18           011533  SARITA

                19           002361  LIVINA NARENDRAN

                20           000160  UTTAM KUMAR PATEL

                21           014271  ANAMICA KUMARI

                22           007025  CHAUHAN DHAVAL SURESHKUMAR

                23           026663  SUJITH OMKARAM

                24           006500  AJEET KUMAR

                25           026074  SANDEEP KUMAR JAKHAR

                26           000739  ABTA BACHCHAN

                27           001188  ANIMESH KUMAR

                28           024623  SUNEEL KUMAR

                29           026628  SANJEEB KUMAR

                30           011599  SUDEEP SAHU

                31           006163  KIRAN P

                32           020829  PUSPENDRA SINGH

                33           019906  MOHAMAND AFTAB ALAM ANSARI

                34           022963  BISWOJEET BISWORANJAN SAHOO

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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Train Fare Concession to Patients Suffering from Sickle Cell Anaemia/ Aplastic Anaemia.


As announced by the Minister of Railways in the Railway Budget Speech for 2012-13, the Ministry of Railways has decided to grant concession in train fares to patients suffering` from Sickle Cell Anaemia/Aplastic Anaemia, when travelling for treatment/periodical check-up to the Government recognised hospitals, and return after treatment/periodical check-up. The element of concession will be 50 per cent in the basic fares of Sleeper, AC Chair Car, AC 3-tier and AC 2-tier classes.

The concession will not be admissible in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Jan Shatabdi/Duronto/Garib Rath trains. The decision will come into effect on tickets issued from June 1, 2012.

The concession will be admissible in basic Mail/Express fares only and not in other charges, like reservation fee, superfast surcharge, Development Surcharge, etc., which shall be recovered in full as per existing rules. Concession will be granted directly by Station Masters on production of the certificate in prescribed form issued by Officer-in-Charge of the Government recognized Hospital where the patient is being treated.

Concession will be admissible without any Minimum distance limit, subject to the distance restrictions otherwise applicable in individual Mail/Express trains.

The detailed circular is available on Ministry of Railways’ website i.e indianrailways.gov.in.

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Reduction of Interest Rate on EPF

The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha that as per para 60(1) of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, rate of interest on the Employees Provident Fund is determined by the Central Government in consultation with the Central Board of Trustees, Employees Provident Fund. Central Government declared 8.25% rate of interest on EPF accumulation for the year 2011-12 based on the earnings of the Fund during the year.

Replying to a written question the Minister said however, requests from various Central Trade Unions have been received to maintain the existing rate of interest.

There is no proposal under consideration to restore the Employees Provident Fund rate of interest at 9.5 percent for the year 2011-12.

The interest rate on the Employees Provident Fund in a particular year depends on the earning of the Fund during that year. Based on the earning of the Fund during the year 2011-12, 8.25 percent rate of interest on the Employees Provident Fund has been approved by the Central Government.

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Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 — Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012.


No.7(1)/EV/2012 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 24th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980 — Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.01.2012 to 31.12.2012.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No.7 (1)/EV/2010 dated 31st January, 2011 forwarding therewith Tables of Benefits under CGEGIS for the year 2011. New Tables of Benefits for the savings fund of the Scheme based on a subscription of Rs. 10 per month from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs.15 per month w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards have been prepared for the year 2012 and a copy of the table is enclosed. Another Table of Benefits for the savings fund based on a subscription of Rs. 10 per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rates of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990 have also been drawn up for the year 2012 and a copy of that table is also enclosed. The amounts in the Tables have been worked out on the basis of interest @ 10% per annum(compounded quarterly) for the period from 1.1.1982 to 31.12.1982, 11% per annum(compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1983 to 31.12.1986, 12% per annum(compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.1987 to 31.12.2000, 11% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2001 to 31.12.2001, 9.5% per annum(compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2002 to 31.12.2002, 9.0% per annum(compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2003 to 31.12.2003, 8% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.1.2004 to 30.11.2011 and 8.6% per annum (compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 1.12.2011 onwards. The mortality rate under the Scheme has been taken as 3.75 per thousand per annum up to 31.12.1987 and 3.60 per thousand per annum thereafter in both the cases. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that the subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary of the month in which a member ceases to be in service failing which it should be deducted from accumulated amounts payable.

   2. In its application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department this Office Memorandum issues in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.


(SIDDHARTH SHARMA) 
DIRECTOR

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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Grant of MACP to Guards Category -AIRF


No.AIRF/PNM/2/2011
     AIRF/PNM/4/2011  
           Dated: April 24, 2012
The Addl. Member(Staff),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: (i) Grant of MACP to Guards Category  – AIRF’s PNM Item No.2 2011
 and (ii) Placement of Pharmacists in the Entry GP of  Rs.4200(NFG)
on completion of two years service in GP  Rs.2800 as well as grant of
 three MACPs to the Pharmacist category on the Indian Railways
AIRF’s PNM Item No.4/2011

This is to draw your attention towards Hon’ble CAT, Ernakulam Bench’s
O.A. No.484/2011, 507/2011, 561/2011, 610/2011, 647/2011
and 650/2011 dated 22.02.2012(photocopy enclosed for ready reference) in the
matter of Pankajakshan M. and others(Applicants) VS Union of India and others
 (Respondents), wherein Hon’ble CAT has directed the Respondents
that the MACP already granted to Guards’ Category should be
restored and no recovery of the amounts, if any already paid,
should be affected from any staff of this category. The CAT has further
observed by quoting para 126.5 of the report of the VI CPC that
such type of judgement should be equally applied for all the similarly
placed employees.

In view of the above, the Board are requested to restore the benefit
of the MACP, already granted to Guard’s Category as also to
Pharmacists placed in the initial Grade Pay of Rs.4200 on
completion of two years service in GP Rs.2800 and no recovery
 of amount, if any already paid, should be affected.  

The General Managers of the Indian Railways may be advised accordingly under advice to this
Federation.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.  


Yours faithfully
(ShivaGopal Mishra)
General Secretary
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Reckoning of 30% of Pay Element for the purpose of payment of Transport Allowance to the Running Staff


No.AIRF/97(LI)  
                                              Dated: April 24, 2012
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Reckoning of 30% of Pay Element for the purpose of payment
 of Transport Allowance to the Running Staff

Ref:  Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II-2011/RS-51 dated 17.04.2012

The clarification regarding reckoning of 30% of Pay Element for the purpose
 of payment of Transport Allowance to the Running Staff is quite surprising.

Whatever decision was taken previously, while implementing
 recommendations of the VI CPC, cannot be applied mutatis-mutandis
 in the present context when Transport Allowance is being paid after
 implementation of  recommendations of the VI CPC as a new concept.
Transport Allowance, after implementation of the report of the VI CPC,
is also a part of the City Compensatory Allowance, which has been
discontinued after 01.01.2006.

The Board are, therefore, requested to review this issue and discuss
the matter threadbare with AIRF to arrive at an agreeable solution
 of this problem.

 Since Loco Running Staff is a very sensitive category, this issue needs to be decided on overriding priority.

Yours faithfully
{ShivaGopal Mishra} 
General Secretary
Source:AIRF

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Incentives for Doctors in Government Hospitals


The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has taken following steps to check the migration of reputed doctors from Government hospitals:-

(i) the age of superannuation of Teaching Specialists has been enhanced from 62 to 65 years;

(ii) the age of superannuation of non-teaching and Public Health Specialists of CHS has been enhanced from 60 to 62 years;

(iii) The Dynamic Assured Career Progression Scheme (DACP) has been extended upto Senior Administrative Grade(SAG) posts. The CHS officer’s promotion upto Senior Administrative grade(SAG) level are made on a time bound basis without any linkage to vacancies;

(iv) The 6th Pay Commission has brought about an overall improvement in remuneration of doctors;

(v) the period of study leave for CHS doctors has been enhanced from 2 to 3 years for post graduation.

These measures have been taken during the last 3-4 years and are beginning to yield result towards retaining the doctors/specialists in Government hospitals/institutions.

The above information was laid in the Rajya Sabha today by the Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad.

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Monday, April 23, 2012

Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01 .01 .2012 to the employees of the Central Government and the Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC.


No. 1(3)/2008-E.II (B) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated: 20th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01 .01 .2012 to the employees of the Central Government and the Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 17th October, 2011 revising the Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2011 in respect of the employees of the Central Government and the Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

   2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of the Central Government and the Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 127% to 139% w.e.f. 01.01.2012. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M. of even number dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply.

   3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

   4. Hindi version is also attached.

sd/- 
(Subhash Chand) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Feedback of the discussion held between the Railway Board and the Federation (AIRF)


No.AIRF/24(C)  
                                                 Dated: April 19, 2012
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Coms.,

Sub: Feedback of the discussion held between the Railway Board and the Federation
                    (AIRF)

Various pending issues which are agitating the minds of the Railwaymen
and are problamatic as also implementation of LARSGESS
in its true spririt have been discussed with the Official Side, i.e.
Railway Board by AIRF on date.

Member Staff, Addl. Member Staff, Adviser(IR), EDE(N) and EDPC-I,
 Railway Board were present from the Official Side and the
Staff Side(AIRF) was represented by Coms. Umraomal Purohit,
President AIRF and Shiva Gopal Mishra, General Secretary AIRF.

After prolonged discussions, it has been agreed by the Official Side
 that the Written Test shall be dispensed in LARSGESS and orders
 for doing away with Physical Efficiency Test(PET)
shall be implemented retrospectively.
It was also agreed that the candidates who were declared
failed in the Physical Efficiency Test and Written Test
shall also be given one more chance
without PET and Written Test.

You must appreciate that it is a great achievement of
AIRF and orders to this effect are likely to
be issued in due course as the aforementioned changes
 in LARSGESS shall require approval of the
Railway Board as well as Hon’ble Minister for Railways.

2.  The issue of absorption of the quasi-administrative offices
 staff in the Railways was also discussed at length and there
is every likelihood of some breackthrough. As soon as new norms are
finalised, the same shall be timely informed   to all of you.

With fraternal greetings!

Comeradely Yours
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source:AIRF
Source:AIRF



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Stepping up of pay of PAs of CSSS in case of ACP followed by ad-hoc promotion.


No. 5/16/2009-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. 
19th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:-  Stepping up of pay of PAs of CSSS in case of ACP followed by ad-hoc promotion.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 25.1.2012 on the subject noted above and to say that the issue has further been examined in consultation with the Department of Expenditure who have conveyed their advice vide I.D. Note No.18/11/2010-Legal (Pt. File)-Vol I dated 10.4.2012 and it has been decided that:-

   “the senior PAs of CSSS who have attained ACP/ad-hoc/regular promotion prior to 1.1.2006 and are drawing less pay than PAs of CSSS who have been granted ACP/ad-hoc/regular promotion after 1.1.2006 (i.e. between 1.1.2006 and 31.8.2008) may be permitted stepping up of pay subject to the fulfilment of the following conditions:

   (i) Both the junior and the senior Government servants should belong to the same cadre and the posts in which they have been promoted/financially upgraded should be identical in the same cadre.

   (ii) The pre-revised scale of pay and the revised grade pay of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw pay should be identical.

   (iii) The senior Government servants should have been drawing equal or more pay than the junior before receiving ACP/ad-hoc promotion.

   (iv) The stipulations as contained in DOPT’s O.M. No.4/7/92-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 4.11.1993 along with revision of pay scales may be observed while granting such a stepping up of pay.”

   2. The other terms and conditions mentioned in the ibid O.M. dated 25.1.2012 will remain unchanged.

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

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Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2012.


Reminder-IV

No.13/3/2011-CS-II (B) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, 
Khan Market, New Delhi 
Dated: the 19th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2012.


   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 18.1.2012 followed by reminders dated 6.2.2012, 17.02.2012 and 30.03.2012 by which all the CSCS cadre units were requested to intimate vacancy position for the above mentioned Examination in the prescribed proforma. Some of the cadre Units have not furnished the vacancy position so far and some have reported vacancies in the earlier proforma.

   2. The concerned Ministries/Departments are again requested to report the vacancies in the revised prescribed proforma (a copy of the revised proforma is enclosed herewith for ready reference) at the earliest without further delay.

End. As above.

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

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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Summer Coaching Camp for Children/dependents of Central Government Employees in Cricket.


No. 7/6/2012-CCSCSB 
Government of India 
Ministry of personnel, Public Grievances & Pension 
Department of Personnel and Training 
Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board

Room No. 361, B Wing, 3rd Floor, 
Loknayak Bhawan, New Delhi-03 
Dated the, 15th April, 2012.

CIRCULAR

   The Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board is organizing a Summer Coaching Camp for Children/dependents of Central Government Employees in cricket during summer vacations. The details of the proposed coaching camp are as follows:-

(a) Age of Trainees                         : 8 years to 16 years
(b) Duration                                   : 15th May 2012 to 15th June 2012
(c) Timing                                      : (7 A.M. to 10 A.M.)
(d) Charges (cash)                         : Rs. 300/- per head
(e) Venue                                      : Vinay Marg Sports Complex, New Delhi

   2. Application forms may be collected from Vinay Marg Sports Complex, Opposite Nehru Park, New Delhi from 01.05.2012 between 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM onwards and shall be deposited along with the requisite fee at same venue between 10:00 AM to 12:00 AM. Last date of submission of application form along with requisite fee and documents is 11.05.2012.

sd/- 
(Raju Bagga) 
Assistant Secretary

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Sunday, April 15, 2012

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT DRIVE FOR SC,ST,AND OBC-DOPT

No. 36038/1/2008-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 9th April 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 26th July 2011 whereby the Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes was re-launched and all Ministries/Departments were requested to fill up the remaining backlog vacancies by 31st March, 2012. The Cabinet has to be apprised about outcome of the Drive.

2. Therefore, all Ministries/ Departments are requested to send the final report in the prescribed proformae (copy en closed) about the outcome of the Drive by 30.4.2012 so as the Cabinet may be apprised about the achievement of the Drive.

sd/-
(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Filling up of vacancies of Stenographer Gr.’C’ & Gr. D in various Regional Offices of Staff Selection Commission.

No A-22011/1/2008-Cadre(Ad.IV) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 3rd April, 2012.

CIRCULAR

Subject:- Filling up of vacancies of Stenographer Gr.’C’ & Gr. D in various Regional Offices of Staff Selection Commission.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the following vacancies exist in the various Regional Offices of Staff Selection Commission:-

Stenographer Gr.’C’:

Staff Selection Commission(CR), Allahabad - One
Staff Selection Commission( NER), Guwahati - One

Stenographer Gr.’D’:

Staff Selection Commission(CR), Allahabad - One
Staff Selection Commission(KKR), Bangalore - One
Staff Selection Commission(MPR), Raipur - One
Staff Selection Commission,(NWR), Chandigarh - One
Staff Selection Commission(SR), Chennai - One
Staff Selection Commission(WR), Mumbai - One

   2. The above posts are Cadre posts of CSSS. Officers who are clear from vigilance angle and willing to be considered for posting in any of the above Regional Offices, may apply to the undersigned through proper channel within one month of the date of issue of this Circular.

sd/- 
(Priya Mahadevan) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES PAYMENT THROUGH e-PAYMENT EXCEPT SALARY FROM 1st APRIL 2012

F. No.1(1)/2011/TA/292 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure 
Controller General of Accounts

Dated 31st March 2012.

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Payment to Government servants other than salary etc. through e-Payment from lst April 2012.

   The Central , Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Rules,1983 have been amended, inter alia, to provide for issue of Payment advices to the bank for direct credit by electronic transfer to the specified bank account of the payee. As per the amendments, the Government servants are, permitted to receive their salary by direct credit to their bank accounts through payment advices, at their option. Further, the amendment also provides that all payments to government servants other than salaries exceeding the limits as specified from time to time, shall be through payment advices.

   2. In accordance to the above, with effect from 1st April 2012, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are directed to make all payments to government servants, other than salary, above Rs. 25,000, by issue of payment advices, including electronically signed payment advices.

   3. Further, in accordance to the amended rules, with effect from lst April 2012, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are directed to make all payments towards settlement of retirement /terminal benefits such as gratuity, commuted value of pension, encashment of leave salary, CGEGIS, withdrawals from General Provident Fund, etc. by issue of payment advices, including electronically signed payment advices.

   4. All Ministries/ Departments and Heads of Accounting Organisations are requested to ensure the compliance of above instructions by Pay & Accounts Offices/ Accounts offices and other payment units under their control.

   5. Separate orders have been issued in respect of payments to private parties such as Suppliers, contractors, grantee, loanee institutions etc.

sd/- 
(Soma Roy Burman) 
Joint Controller General of Accounts

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Central Civil Services (Leave) (Third Amendment) Rules, 2012.

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

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

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 4th April, 2012.

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

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

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

   2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in rule 43-AA, the existing “Note” shall be numbered as “Note I” and after Note 1 as so renumbered, the following note shall be inserted, namely:-

   Note 2:- “Child for the purpose of this rule will include a child taken as ward by the Government servant, under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 or the personal law applicable to that Government servant, provided such a ward lives with the Government servant and is treated as a member of the family and provided such Government servant has, through a special will, conferred upon that ward the same status as that of a natural born child’.

   3. In the said rules, in rule 43-B, the following note shall be inserted, namely:-

   Note :- “Child” for the purpose of this rule will include a child taken as ward by the Government servant, under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 or the personal law applicable to that Government servant, provided such a ward lives with the Government servant and is treated as a member of the family and provided such Government servant has, through a special will, conferred upon that ward the same status as that of a natural born child’.

[F.No. 13026/5/2011 - Estt.(L)

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(Mamta Kundra) 
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

   Note: The principal rules were published vide Notification No. S.O. 940, dated the 8th April, 1972 and were last amended vide notification number G.S.R..., dated the 29th March, 2012.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

TAMILNADU GOVT EMPLOYEES WILL GET 7% DA HIKE

The Tamil Nadu Government today announced a seven per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) for government staff, teachers, pensioners and family pensioners, Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa told the State Assembly. Making a Statement under Rule 110 in the Assembly, she said the DA hike would have retrospective effect from January one this year. She said the DA, which was hiked in line with the Centre's decision to enhance it for its employees, would benefit 18 lakh government employees, teachers and pensioners. The increased DA would be calculated with effect from January one and would be paid in cash in one go, she said. The state government would incur an annual expenditure of Rs 1,383.49 crore in view of the DA hike, she added. Ms Jayalalithaa said her government was aware of the fact that government employees play a major role in implementing various schemes and taking different projects of the government to the people. Similarly, teachers also do a selfless service in transforming children into the pillars of future and making them responsible citizens, decision makers and popular personalities. She said in recognition of the important role played by the teachers and government employees, her government had decided to increase the DA by seven per cent, extending the benefit being enjoyed by the Central Government employees.

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Friday, April 06, 2012

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners

F. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003 
Date: 4th April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2012.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/15/2011-P&PW(G) dated 5th October, 2011 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 58% to 65% w.e.f. 1st January, 2012.

2. These orders apply to
(i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners
(ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates,
(iii) All India Service Pensioners
(iv) Railway Pensioners and
(v) The Burma Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23/1/97-P&PW(B) dated 23.2.1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23/3/2008-P&PW(B) dated 15.9.2008.

   3. Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of l/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14.07.1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 65% w.e.f. 1.1.2012 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14.07.98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12.7.2000 refer.

   4. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

   5. Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2.7.1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, will remain unchanged.

   6. In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

   7. It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

   8. The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, 11/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Natlonalised Banks.

   9. In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

   10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 4th April, 2012.

   11. Hindi version will follow.

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(S. P. Kakkar) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees

No. 1(1)/2012-E-II (B) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 3rd April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2012.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1 (14)/2011-E-II(B) dated 3rd October,2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 58% to 65% with effect from 1st January, 2012.

   2 The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No. 1 (3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

   3 The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

   4 These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

   5 In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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(Anil Sharma) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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