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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Grant of Ex-gratia to those pre-1986 Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) employees who retired otherwise than on superannuation after 20 years of service

No.41/26/2010- P&PW(E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated 25th/26th June, 2013 
Office Memorandum

Sub: Grant of Ex-gratia to those pre-1986 Contributory Provident Fund (CPF) employees who retired otherwise than on superannuation after 20 years of service - regarding.
In this Department's OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E), dated 22.03.2004, it was clarified that the following categories of CPF beneficiaries would not be entitled to grant of ex-gratia payment in terms of OM No.45/52/97-P&PW(E), dated 16.12.1997:-

(a) those who were dismissed or removed from service,
(b) those who resigned from service, and;
(c) those who retired from service other than on attaining the prescribed age of superannuation.

2. The matter has been reviewed. It has now been decided to delete the clause (c) above from the OM dated 22.03.2004. Accordingly, all CPF beneficiaries who retired voluntarily or on medical invalidation before 01.01.1986 after completing 20 years of continuous service would also be eligible for the ex-gratia payment in terms of OM dated 16.12.1997. Other conditions given in OM dated 16.12.1997 will remain same.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID 563/E.V./2013 dated 24/06/2013.

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(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary

All Ministries/Departments/Organisations as per list
All Pensioners' Associations as per list available in the Department
Ministry of Railways (for issuing orders for SRPF beneficiaries)
Copy to NIC for posting it on the website of the Department of Pension & PW

Source : www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/GrantofExGratia_260613.pdf]


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Saturday, June 29, 2013

Joint Council of Action to pursue the enclosed Charter of Common Demands of CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
(Central Head Quarters)

1ST FLOOR, NORTH AVENUE POST OFFICE BUILDING, NEW DELHI – 110001

                                                                                                                     
Dear Comrade,
            The representatives of AIRF, AIDEF, Confederation met at AIRF Office today under the Chairmanship of Com. Umraomal Purohit. President, AIRF. The following Comrades were present.
Com. U. M. Purrohit, President AIRF
Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra, General Secretary, AIRF
Com. S. N. Pathak, President AIDEF
Com. C. Srikumar General Secretary AIDEF
Com. J. S. Sharma, Org. Secretary: AIDEF
Com. S. K. Vyas, Advisor, Confederation.
Com. K. K. N. Kutty, President, Confederation.
Com. M. Krishnan, Secretary General, Confederation
Com. Virigu Bhattacharjee, Finance Secretary Confederation.
         
            The meeting decided to forge a Joint Council of Action to pursue the enclosed Charter of Common Demands of CGEs. Com. Umraomal Purohit President AIRF will be the Chairman and Com. Shiv Gopal Mishra will be its Convenor. The following shall be the members of the Council.

1.         Com. U.M. Purohit – AIRF
2.         Com. Shivgopal Mishra-AIRF
3.         To be nominated by AIRF
4.         Com. S.N. Pathak – AIDEF
5          Com. Sree Kumar –AIDEF
6.         To be nominated by AIDEF
7.         Com. S.K. Vyas – Confederation
8.         Com. KKN Kutty – Confederation
9.         Com. M. Krishnan- Confederation


The following demands were included in the Common Charter of demands:

1.    Set up the 7th CPC and frame its terms of reference after consultation with Staff Side.
2.    Merge DA with pay for all purposes.
3.    Scrap the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
4.    Regularize (a) Gramin Dak Sevaks of Postal Department.(b)Daily rated workers , (c) Contract Labourers:
5.    Remove 5% Ceiling on Compassionate appointments.
6.    Settle all 6th CPC anomalies raised in the National Anomaly Committee and implement the Arbitration Awards.
7.    Remove Ceiling of Rs. 3500 on computation of Bonus.

            All organizations may include the department –specific and other demands in Part B of the Charter and seek settlement thereof with the appropriate authorities.

            The meeting also decided to submit the Charter of demands to the Cabinet Secretary and seek negotiated settlement.

            The Council will meet again in the first week of August 2013 to decide upon the date of National Convention and other programmes of action in pursuance of the Charter of demands.


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Source:NFPE

Friday, June 28, 2013

AIRF decides "Indefinite Strike" on Indian Railways.

A.I.R.F. 
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
(Estd, 1924)

4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055 
INDIA
No.AIRF/160 (C(ii)/2013
Dated 27th June 2013.
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions.

Dear Comrades,

Sub: AIRF decides "Indefinite Strike" on Indian Railways.

After having been given deep thought to the present state of affairs in respect of important, genuine and long pending demands of the Railwaymen and seriously considering the overall situation, the Government of India and Ministry of Railway’s reluctant attitude towards resolving these issues, most of which are enlisted in the Resolution passed by the 88th AGM of AIRF held at Visakhapatnam from 18th to 20th December, 2012, it has been unanimously decided in the meeting of the Standing Committee of the AIRF held in New Delhi on 26th June, 2013. wherein President and General Secretaries of all the AIRF affiliates of Zonal Railways & Production Units were present along with the office bearers of the AIRF to launch a direct Action Programme, for preparation of the “Indefinite Railway Strike’ in the leadership of Shri Umraomal Purohit, President/AlRF.

It was further decided that Shri Purohit shall contact the leaders of other organizations worth considering for a broad-based unity.

It is also left to Shri Umraomal Purohit to finalize the Charter of Demands and the direct Action Programme, including schedule of "Indefinite Railway Strike”.

Standing Committee also decided to call General Council of AIRF at an appropriate time to ratify the decision taken by Standing Committee.

This is for your information and necessary action.

With fraternal greetings.

Comradely yours,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary.

Source: AIRF

Railwaymen federation threatens to go on strike

The All India Railwaymen's Federation has threatened to go on indefinite strike unless many of their demands including setting up of the Seventh Pay Commission and doing away with new pension scheme are met.

"We have not decided on the timing of the strike yet," Shiva Gopal Mishra, AIRF, told Business Line.

AIRF is the largest Railway union with 10.26 lakh members.

Source:BUSINESS LINE

Furnishing of information regarding transfer, retirement, voluntary retirement, resignation, missing, long leave to avoid un authorised occupation of government accomodation-DOE

No.12035/3/2002-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Policy-II Section
Nirman Bhawan, 
New Delhi - 110 108.
Dated the 25th June, 2013
Office Memorandum

Subject : Furnishing of information regarding transfer, retirement, voluntary retirement, resignation, missing, long leave (with medical certificate and without medical certificate) and death of Government officials, who have been allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and disciplinary action taken against the delinquent allottees of GPRA to the Directorate of Estates.

I am directed to refer to this Directorate O.M. of even number dated 25.1.2002 on the subject mentioned above requesting all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India to furnish a monthly information in respect of transfer of allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodation to ineligible office/outstation posting/voluntary retirement / resignation / death to this Directorate immediately on occurrence of such events along with details of general pool residential accommodation occupied by such allottees in order to take timely follow up action. In the said OM it was also requested that a copy of orders of transfer, voluntary retirement and resignation may be endorsed to this Directorate as this would not only avoid unauthorized occupation of government accommodation but it would improve availability of government accommodation for allotment to other government servants who are in the waiting list.

2. It is further informed that this Directorate always forwards a copy of orders in cases of proven subletting to the concerned Ministry/Department/office to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the delinquent Government servant in terms of Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No 11013/14/85-Estt.(A) dated 6.3.1986 and O.M.No.F.11012/2/97.Estt(A) dated 31.12.1997.

3. It has been past experience in this Directorate that a very few Ministries/Departments/offices have intimated the outcome of the Disciplinary proceedings, under CCS(CCA) Rules. 1964, to Directorate of Estates on proven subletting cases. Moreover, no Ministry/Department/Office endorses a copy of orders of transfer, voluntary retirement, resignation and death to this Directorate resulting in unauthorised occupation of government accommodation.

4. In order to obviate unauthorized occupation of government accommodation and to streamline allotment of government accommodation, all Ministries/Departments/Offices are once again requested to furnish final outcome of the Disciplinary proceedings, under CCS(CCA) Rules, 1964, to Directorate of Estates and to endorse a copy of orders in respect of transfer of officials to an ineligible office, eligible office and outstation and voluntary retirement, resignation, death and missing government employees and employees on long leave (with medical certificate and without medical certificate) to this Directorate immediately on occurrence of such events along with details of general pool residential accommodation occupied by such allottees.

5. All Ministries and Departments of the Government of India are also requested to circulate this information to all offices (including statutory bodies etc) under their control with the direction to adhere to the request of this Directorate without fail.

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(S K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source: DOE

Guidelines regarding grant of vigilance clearance to members of the Central Civil Services/Central Civil Posts.

No. 11012/11/2007-Estt.A
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 21st June 2013
Office Memorandum

Subject : Guidelines regarding grant of vigilance clearance to members of the Central Civil Services/Central Civil Posts.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 14.12.2007 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided to modify Para 2(c) thereof as under:

"(c) Vigilance clearance shall not be withheld unless

(i) the officer is under suspension

(ii) the officer is on the Agreed List, provided that in all such cases the position shall be mandatorily revisited after a period of one year

(iii) a chargesheet has been issued against the officer in a disciplinary proceeding and the proceeding is pending

(iv) orders for instituting disciplinary proceeding against the officer have been issued by the Disciplinary Authority provided that the chargesheet is served within three months from the date of passing such order

(v) chargesheet has been filed in a Court by the Investigating Agency in a criminal case and the case is pending

(vi) orders for instituting a criminal case against the officer have been issued by the Disciplinary Authority provided that the chargesheet is served within three months from the date of initiating proceedings

(vii) sanction for investigation or prosecution has been granted by the Competent Authority in a case under the PC Act or any other criminal matter

(viii) an FIR has been filed or a case registered by the concerned Department against the officer provided
that the chargesheet is served within three months from the date of filing / registering the FIR / case

(ix) the officer is involved in a trap / raid case on charges of corruption and investigation is pending."

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(J.A. Vaidyanathan)
Director (Establishment)

Source : www.persmin.nic.in

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Mallikarjun Kharge Launches SMS Based Ticketing System

This New System will Improve Customer Convenience and Empower the Common Man: Kharge

The Minister of Railways Shri Mallikarjun Kharge launched SMS based ticketing system at a function here today. While addressing a gathering on the occasion, Shri Kharge said that this user-friendly service which will be effective from today i.e 28th June 2013, is being introduced in order to further improve the customer convenience and empower the common man who does not have access to internet and cannot afford to buy smart phones. He said that since the mobile penetration in India has increased rapidly and more than 80 per cent people have mobile phones, this new system will be helpful in enabling booking of tickets by masses themselves. Ticket booking through non-internet based mobile, introduced as a pilot project by Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Railways, will also help Railways in overcoming the menace of touting whereby unsuspecting people are fleeced by such elements. This will particularly be useful for labourers and workers staying away from their home and who have to book tickets for travel to their native place, the Minister added.
The Railway Minister further said that inconvenience in booking reserved railway tickets has been a cause of concern for all.  In order to facilitate easy access, Indian Railways have been making efforts by expanding the    passenger reservation system counters network.  The online booking through IRCTC has now grown up to about 45% of total reserved tickets.  This has eased the rush at counters to a great extent. While internet access in India is only about 10%, mobiles are now in easy reach and more than 80% people in our country use mobile phones, the Minister said.
Speaking on the occasion, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Vinay Mittal said that Indian Railways’ initiative of launching the non-internet based ticketing through a mobile phone would further enhance the scope and each of ticketing since it has huge potential to tap the power of mobile phone. Shri Mittal said that this service will be improved further with provision of more payment options, user-friendly interface and value added services like alerts and updates. Payment through mobiles is still in an evolving state and Commercial Banks, RBI and National Payment Corporation of India are working on providing a safe, secured and quick payment mechanism through mobile. As the payment option mature and user gets accustomed to SMS booking, it has the potential of overtaking bookings through internet as well as counters, he added.
In his welcome address, the Chairman-cum-Managing Director, IRCTC, Shri Rakesh Tondon said that this is, indeed, IRCTC’s successful effort in making railway ticket booking even easier through SMS or menu based USSD technology which works on all mobile phones.  Through this service, customer can not only book ticket but also can search for stations, trains, availability, PNR enquiry, make cancellation etc, he added.
Launch of ticket booking service through mobile phones had been announced in Railway Budget 2012-13.    This initiative will go a long way in customer convenience.  With the passage of time, it is expected that mobile booking will surpass reserved ticket booking by all other modes like internet and counters.  Mobile booking is not only convenient but it also saves time and money.  The user will have to get mobile money account opened from his/her bank or mobile money providing agencies as approved by the Reserve Bank of India.
The key features of ticket booking on mobile:
·         Ticket can be booked within minutes;
·         basic mobile phones are sufficient; no internet connection is required;
·         The user will get ticket details on SMS instantly.
·         SMS along with valid ID in original can be used for travel, no printout is required.


Book your ticket through USSD:

USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) based booking for Airtel subscribers*

Registration
•     Register for Airtel money by dialing *400#.
•     Load cash on this or recharge from any Airtel money outlet.
Booking Flow
•     Dial *400# and select book tickets option.
•     Select Reservation.
•     Enter your IRCTC User ID.
•     Enter the details of ticket (station, train no. date of journey, class etc.).
•     Enter mPIN for authorizing payment.
•     Booking confirmation SMS is sent by IRCTC and same can be used during journey along with valid ID proof.
•     Fare & IRCTC service charges are debited from your Airtel money account.
•     Charges: No PG Charges.
•     Agent / IRCTC Service Charges: As applicable
Helpline No.: 121

Helpline Email : 121@airtelmoney.in


Book your ticket through SMS:

1. SMS based booking through 139*

Registration
•     Register your mobile number with IRCTC as well as with your bank.
•     Bank provides MMID (Mobile Money Identifier) & OTP (one time password) for authorization of payment.  (More than 25 banks are providing this facility. For details, visit website:  http://www.npci.org.in/bankmember.aspx.)
Booking Flow
•     Send SMS, in the following syntax, to 139
      BOOK
•     You will receive Transaction ID alongwith other details.
•     Make payment through sending an SMS, in the following syntax, to 139
      PAY and your ticket is booked.
•     Service is available to all mobile subscribers.
•     SMSes @ Rs 3/- per SMS (2 SMSes are required for each booking).
•     PG charges Rs 5/- for ticket amount Rs 5000/- (as applicable by bank).
•     Agent / IRCTC Service Charges: As applicable
Helpline No.: 139

Helpline Email : smsticket139@bharatbpo.in



2. SMS based booking through 5676714*
Registration
•     Register your mobile number with IRCTC as well as with m-wallet (http://www.zipcash.in/user/nlogin.aspx)
•     Send SMS, to 5676717, in the following syntax START for user authentication (first time only)
Booking Flow
•     Send an SMS to 5676714 to book a ticket in the following syntax:
      BOOK,, , ,,
      ,,
•     You will receive the Transaction number.
•     Send the 2nd SMS, for payment, in the following syntax.
1.   “PAY , MPAY, ” for authorizing payment through MPAY
or

2.   “PAY  ,,, ,” for authorizing payment through IMPS.
•     After payment is made booking confirmation is sent to your mobile.
•     Charges: No PG Charges. Agent / IRCTC Service Charges: As applicable. SMSes @ Rs 3/- per SMS (2 SMSes are required for each booking).
Helpline No. : 8882001001

Helpline Email : support@saarthii.com



3. SMS based booking through BSNL*

User should have the following:
1.   BSNL SIM card installed.
2.   Java enabled mobile phone.
3.   Andhra Bank Prepaid card.
      This is a menu driven application where user has to enter the details asked for in simple step-by-step process to get the ticket.



Registration
•     Install the application.
•     Select the Register option to get the mPIN.
Booking
•     Click the icon BSNL Prepaid Card
•     Select Ticketing > Train (IRCTC)
•     Fill up the journey details such as From stn, To Stn, Train No, DOJ, Class, Quota, passenger details.
•     Enter the mPIN to get the ticket information.
•     Charges: No PG Charges. Agent / IRCTC Service Charges: As applicable. SMSes without charges.
Helpline No. : +91-8801298038

Helpline Email : bsnl.support@pyrogroup.com

 Source:pib

Salient Features of New All India Time Table ‘Trains at A Glance’ New Time Table Comes into Effect From 1st July 2013

The Ministry of Railways has released its new All India Railway Time Table known as “TRAINS AT A GLANCE (TAG)” which has come into effect from 1st July, 2013.  In addition to the “Trains at a Glance”, all the 17 Zonal Railways to release their Zonal Railway Time Tables which will come into effect from 1st July, 2013.   Passengers are advised to refer to the new timings  w.e.f. 1st July 2013 before starting the journey.  The new Trains at a Glance will also be shortly uploaded on Railways’ official website i.e. www.indianrailways.gov.in.

The salient features of Trains at a Glance-2013 are as under:

1.      Encouraged by the public response over the past few years all the user-friendly features of Trains at a Glance viz. how to read a table, route map, station index,  trains between important stations,  station code index, Train number index,  Train name index, has been retained.

2.      Commercial information of passenger use and interest viz. advance reservation period, reservation through internet, Tatkal scheme, Refund rules and rail travel concessions have been suitably updated.

3.      Information regarding Vigilance organization, Public grievance machinery, disaster management and catering services have been incorporated.

4.      Railway Budget 2013-14 announcements: The Mail/Express services (introduction, extension and increase in frequency of the existing services) that have been  announced  in the Railway Budget/announced in the Parliament have been incorporated in the new Trains at a Glance are as under:

Name of service
No. of services
Introduction of new trains

Fully AC Express
6
Express Services
76


Extension

Express Services
42


Increase in frequency

Express Services
23
        
Source:pib

DA JULY 2013-AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF MAY

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW)-May, 2013 

The All-India CPI-IW for May, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 228 (two hundred and twenty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.88 per cent between April and May compared with 0.49 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 1.22 per cent, contributing 1.64 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Chillies Green, Garlic, Ginger, Tomato, Root & Green Vegetables, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Cigarette, Country Liquor, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic), Repair Charges, etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated by Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.68 per cent for May, 2013 as compared to 10.24 per cent for the previous month and 10.16 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 13.24 per cent against 12.39 per cent of the previous month and 10.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Chennai and Nagpur recorded the largest increase of 8 points each followed by Nasik (7 points) and Warrangal, Coonoor, Hubli Dharwar, Madurai and Tripura (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 2 centres, 4 points in 14 centres, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 12 centres, and 1 point in 12 centres. On the contrary, a decline of 6 points was reported in Delhi, 5 points in Ghaziabad, 4 points in Srinagar, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 2 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 10 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 38 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Jabalpur and Haldia centres remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of June, 2013 will be released on Wednesday, 31 July, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

Source:pib


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Getting a PAN set to be tougher as govt plans more stringent verification

Getting a Permanent Account Number (PAN) is going to get a bit tougher, with the income-tax (I-T) department gearing up to make the verification process more stringent, after some cases of fraud came to its notice.

Ration cards and rent receipts might no longer be accepted as proofs of identity and address. The tax department might also ask for proof of date of birth for issuing a PAN card.

Instead of a rent receipt, a rent agreement along with proof of address of the owner would be accepted. Aadhaar number, gas connection documents, and a certificate issued by the employer in a prescribed format would be accepted as identity/address proof after changes to the income tax rules are made shortly.

The proposed move comes after the Economic Offences Wing found some foreign nationals, particularly from Afghanistan, were using fake PAN cards as proof of identity. In most of these cases, a fake certificate of identity and address signed by a Member of Parliament (MP) was issued.

Finance ministry officials said there were some gaps in the current process and the idea was to make the system foolproof and robust. A notification to this effect could be issued next week and the new rule would come into effect immediately after that. It will apply only to fresh applicants.

According to rule 114 of the I-T rules, depository account statement, bank account statement /passbook, ration card, passport, voter identity card, driving licence, property tax assessment order and a certificate signed by an MP or a member of Legislative Assembly or a municipal councillor or a gazetted officer are accepted as proof of identity as well as address.

 “Currently, there is no prescribed format for the certificate issued by these authorities. Now, we will prescribe a format for PAN verification and issued of such certificates. It will be similar to the procedure followed in KYC (know your customer),” said an official who did not wish to be identified.

Currently, about 140 million people in India have PAN cards, while only 34 million of them file an income tax return. Many people who don’t file tax return get  PAN cards as they work as identity proof at many places.

About 1.3-1.4 million new PAN cards are issued every year by the tax department and the details of just 0.2 per cent of applicants (200 per 100,000) are verified by the I-T department.

According to officials, in most cases of fraud, people furnished fake bank accounts, ration cards or certificates issued by gazette officers.

In March 2011, after finding a huge mismatch between the number of PAN holders and the number of tax return filings, the comptroller and auditor general had asked the I-T department to ensure that a single taxpayer was not issued multiple cards.

As part of the government’s drive against fake PAN, in order to verify the genuineness of KYC documents, third-party field verification is conducted after allotment of PAN.

Of the total PAN allotments, 96 per cent are under the category of individual applicants and a large number of fake PANs are also observed under this category.

For uniquely identifying the PAN allotted and to overcome the problems of fake PANs, issue of more than one PAN to an individual and to clean up the PAN database duplicates, capturing of Aadhaar in revised PAN application form 49A has been started on a voluntary basis. About 304,452 unique Aadhaar numbers have been seeded/incorporated into the PAN database.

Courtesy:http://www.business-standard.com/article/pf/i-t-dept-tightens-rules-for-issuance-of-pan-card-113062500776_1.html

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

No.36038/1(i)/2013-Estt(Res) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
North Block, New Delhi. 
Dated the 21st June, 2013. 

Subject: Filling up backlog vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes (SCs)/Scheduled Tribes (STs)/Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

A Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of the backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs had been launched in November, 2008 and was concluded on 31st March, 2012.

2. Achievement of the Drive as reported by various Ministries / Departments on its conclusion revealed that out of total 75,522 identified backlog vacancies , there were 64,175 backlog vacancies which could be filled up and of these, 48,035 vacancies were filled up. Overall success rate of the Drive was 74.85%. Reasons for non-filling up of reserved vacancies may be attributed to the lack of finishing skills like English fluency or interview skills, non availability of qualified reserved category candidates for posts requiring professional qualification especially in ST category, scarcity of qualified reserved category persons results in job switch over or not joining after selection as they get better jobs and in some cases selection is done on all India basis whereas allocation is made zone/State wise.

3. The Government considered the status of filling up of backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs and desired that concerted efforts be made to fill up the backlog vacancies at the earliest and the status of action taken in this regard be monitored at the highest level. Besides, actions on the following measures are to be taken at the earliest to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates:

(i) In order to fill up the vacancies in the posts requiring professional qualifications, the concerned Ministries/Departments may take a decision within a period of six months on launching of a Special Recruitment Drive providing certain relaxations so that the vacancies may be filled up;

(ii) Finishing training should be imparted to the reserved category candidates once they complete technical/professional qualification. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs would devise such programmes. Such programmes should be implemented with involvement of State and State Administrative Training Institutes.

(iii) Training programmes for interview skills and English proficiency may also be devised for reserved category persons for posts requiring non-professional qualifications;

(iv) The issue of providing reserve list/wail list of successful reserved category candidates would be taken up with the Recruitment Agencies so that in a situation when reserved category candidates with higher merit do no join the post, the post may be filled up from the candidates available in the reserved list;

(v) The issue of less employability of SCs/STs/OBCs and Persons with Disabilities for Government sector may require in-depth analysis of the causes and to suggest remedial measures. It would be appropriate to constitute a Committee with representations from Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Department of Personnel and Training, major Ministries /Departments like Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Railways and government recruitment agencies.

The committee should find out specific reasons for backlog in filling up of vacancies and suggest measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates.

(vi) More and more posts may be identified for the persons with disabilities. Micro specifications may be made liberal by providing reasonable accommodation/technological help.

(vii) Schemes may be launched for establishment of inclusive schools/colleges where even persons with disabilities may be able to get education so that the dearth of qualified persons especially in Hearing Impaired category may be taken care of.

(viii) As regards awareness of opportunity for the Persons with Disabilities, the Non- Government Organisations (NGOs) working in the concerned area may be roped in by the Department of Disability Affairs for dissemination of information about schemes/programmes/job opportunities.

4. All the Ministries /Departments are requested to take follow up action on the decision taken by the Government. Quarterly reports be sent to this Department for monitoring the progress of implementation of these directions.

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(G. Srinivasan) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India 
Tele.: 23090374 
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Re-opening of booking of room no. 16 of holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal).

No.D-11016/28/2013-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 24.06.2013
Office Memorandum

Subject: Re-opening of booking of room no. 16 of holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal).

The undersigned is directed to refer to Directorate of Estates O.M. of even No. dated 02.04.2013 regarding suspension of booking of room no.16 with effect from 31.03.2013 due to renovation work undertaken by CPWD in holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal). Executive Engineer, Almoda Central Division, CPWD, Almoda has now intimated that renovation work in room no. 16 has been completed and it is ready for booking.

2. In view of above, it has further been decided to open booking of room No. 16 of holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal) as usual with immediate effect.

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(N. S. Chauhan)
Assistant Director of Estates (Regions)

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CONFEDERATION APPEALS TO ALL CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES TO DONATE ONE DAY WAGES TO PRIME MINISTER’S RELIEF FUND

UTTARAKHAND TRAGEDY
               Excessive and unexpected rainfall resulting in furious floods has battered beyond measure, the Himalayan hill state of Uttarakhand.  Whole villages, stretches of roads and communication links have been affected.  More than 1000 persons met with tragic death.  Thousands, including those from other parts of the country who were undertaking pilgrimages to religiously significant temples in the region, remain stranded.  Hundreds of houses and buildings along the banks of Alakananda and the Bhagirathi has been swept away in Rudraprayag district alone.  Thousands have become homeless.
               As the magnitude of the tragedy caused in Uttarakhand continues to unfold, Prime Minister Sri. Manmohan Singh has issued an appeal for generous donations to support the victims who have suffered extensive devastation.  Prime Minister appealed that - “At this moment, the affected people need our help to tide over the calamity that has fallen upon them, to survive and to rebuild their lives.  I request all citizens of India to stand with our distressed fellow countrymen, and actively participate in the national effort to support them at this difficult time”.
               It is needless to say that the Central Govt. Employees have an urgent and important role to play in helping the flood victims and we shall have to rise upto the occasion, as in the past when such national calamities occurred.  The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers calls upon the entireity of Central Govt. Employees to donate one day’s salary to the Prime Minister Relief Fund and extend our full support to the flood victims to rebuild their lives.
          All the Affiliates of the Confederation, State Committees (C-O-Cs) and CHQ Office bearers are requested to make maximum efforts to collect and remit the donations to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General, Confederation

Indian Railways Undertakes Comprehensive Revision of its Refund Rules The Revised Refund Rules will Come into Effect From 1st July 2013

   Ministry of Railways has revised and amended Refund Rules in a very comprehensive manner and notified them which shall come into force with effect from 1.7.2013. The amendments made in the Refund Rules are aimed at simplification, efficiency in processing and reduction of bogus refund claims.
             Railway Passengers (Cancellation of ticket and Refund of fare) Rules, 1998 have not been substantially revised in the last 15 years during which period a large number of changes have taken place in the ticketing system of Indian Railways.  Firstly, Computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) as well as Computerised Unreserved Ticketing System (UTS) have proliferated. Reservation through internet has also been introduced through which 45% of the total reserved tickets are issued. Integrated Train Enquiry System -- 139 is functional through which ticket status can be obtained through SMS. The above developments warranted that the refund rules be revised comprehensively.
            The major changes in the existing rules and the amendments in refund rules are as under:-
Unused (unreserved) tickets on which no reservation has been made:

Existing rule  Amended rule 
 If a ticket on which no reservation of a seat or berth has been made is presented to the station master for cancellation refund of fare shall be made on every such ticket after deducting the clerkage.

(i) within three hours after the actual departure of the train for which the ticket is issued or

(ii) for any ticket valid for the whole day, within three hours after the actual departure of the last train of the day for the destination station
 If a ticket on which no reservation of a seat or berth has been made is presented for cancellation, refund of fare shall be made on every such ticket after deducting the clerkage.

(i)The ticket shall be presented for cancellation within three hours of issue of ticket.

 (ii) In case of tickets issued in advance the ticket is presented upto 2400 hours of the day preceding the day of journey.
            Unused tickets on which reservation has been made:
(i) if the ticket is presented for cancellation more than forty eight hours instead of the existing 24 hours in advance of the scheduled departure of the train, a minimum per passenger cancellation charge shall be deducted at the flat rate of rupees one hundred and twenty for air-conditioned first class/executive class, rupees one hundred for air-conditioned-II tier/first class, rupees ninety for air-conditioned III-tier/ 3 economy/air-conditioned chair car, rupees sixty for sleeper class and rupees thirty for second class.
(ii)        if the ticket is presented for cancellation between forty eight hours and upto six hours instead of existing 24 hours and upto 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train, cancellation charge shall be twenty five per cent of the fare subject to a minimum of the cancellation charge.
            (iii)       if the ticket is presented for cancellation within six hours instead of existing 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train and upto two hours irrespective of distance instead of existing 3/6/12 hours for distance 200 kms/200-500 kms/500 Kms and above after the actual departure of the train, the cancellation charge shall be fifty per cent of the fare subject to a minimum of the cancellation charge.
 (iv) No refund shall be granted on the reserved ticket if it is surrendered for cancellation after two hours of the actual departure of the train.                    
(v)    In case, on a party ticket or a family ticket issued for travel of more than one person, some persons have confirmed reservation and others are on waiting list, full refund of fare, less clerkage, shall be admissible for confirmed passengers also provided that the entire ticket is surrendered for cancellation within six hours instead of existing 4 hours before the scheduled departure of the train and upto two hours instead of existing 3 hours after actual departure of the train”.

            Unused waitlisted or RAC tickets:–

Existing rule  Revised  rule 
 If the ticket is presented for cancellation upto 3/6/12 hours for distance 200 kms/200-500 kms/500 Kms and above after the actual departure of the train, except deduction of clerkage;

Provided that for night trains leaving between 21.00 hours and 06.00 hours (actual departure), refund shall be admissible at the station within the time limits specified above or within first four hours after the opening of reservation office, whichever is later.
                         
  If a Waitlisted/RAC ticket is presented for cancellation, refund of fare shall be admissible after deducting the clerkage.

(i) The ticket is presented for cancellation upto three hours after the actual departure of the train irrespective of the distance.

(ii) The passenger may get the tickets cancelled from any PRS counters or the designated current counters.

(iii) No refund of fare shall be granted on RAC ticket /Waitlisted ticket after three hours of the actual departure of the train.

(iv) In case no current counters are available at journey originating station for night trains leaving between 21.00 hours and 06.00 hours(actual departure , refund shall be admissible at the station within first two hours after the opening of reservation office.

(v) In remote and hill areas as identified by the zonal Railways with the prior approval of the General Managers and print in their Time Tables for train leaving between 1900 hours and 0600 hours (actual departure) refund shall be admissible at the station within first two hours after the opening of reservation/booking office, in case there is no reservation counters/booking office/ current counters. Available in that area.

           Cancellation of e- tickets.-
·    The e- ticket may be booked and cancelled through internet and the refund of fare shall be credited to the customer’s account after deducting the charges applicable.
·    In case of a confirmed e-ticket, refund of fare shall be granted in accordance with rule for unused tickets on which reservation has been made. In case of RAC e-ticket, refund of fare shall be granted in accordance with rule for unused waitlisted and RAC tickets.
·         In case of  the waitlisted e-ticket on which status of all the passengers is on waiting list even after preparation of reservation charts, names of all such passengers booked on that  Passenger Name Record (PNR) shall  be dropped from the reservation chart and  refund of fare shall be credited to the customer’s account  after deducting the clerkage.
·         In case on a party e-ticket or a family e-ticket issued for travel of more than one person, some persons have confirmed reservation and others are on the list of RAC and waiting list, then in case of passengers on RAC or waitlisted not travelling, a certificate has to be obtained from the ticket checking staff to that effect and refund of fare shall be processed online through TDR, indicating the details of the certificate issued by ticket checking staff.        
·         The online TDR shall be filed upto seventy two hours of actual arrival of the train at passenger’s destination and the original certificate issued by the ticket checking staff is to be sent through post to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). The fare shall be refunded by Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) to the customer’s account after due verification.
·         In case of e-tickets (confirmed or RAC), if the reservation charts have been   prepared, online TDR is required to be filed for obtaining refund. No refund of fare shall be admissible on e- ticket having confirmed reservation in case the request for refund is filed online after two hours of the actual departure of the train.
·         No refund of fare shall be admissible on RAC e-tickets in case the request for refund is filed online after three hours of the actual departure of the train.

              Refund on Tatkal  tickets:
·         No refund of fare shall be admissible on confirmed Tatkal ticket.
·         In case of Tatkal ticket on waitlist, refund of fare shall be granted in accordance with rule for unused waitlisted or RAC tickets.
·         In case on a party Tatkal ticket or a family Tatkal ticket issued for travel for more than one person, some persons have confirmed reservation and others are on waiting list, full refund of fare, less clerkage, shall be admissible for confirmed passengers also provided that the entire Tatkal ticket is surrendered for cancellation within six hours before the scheduled departure of the train or upto two hours of the actual departure of the train.

            Postponement or preponement of journey on a reserved, RAC or waitlisted ticket.

            The postponement or preponement of journey on confirmed or RAC or waitlisted ticket shall be allowed in the same class and for the same destination instead of any longer distance or any higher class by the same train or by any other train for any subsequent days,  subject to condition that the ticket is surrendered during the working hours of reservation office and at least forty eight hours instead of existing 24 hours before the scheduled departure of the train in which originally booked.


Non-commencement or missing of journey due to late running of trains. -

·       No cancellation charge or clerkage shall be levied and full fare shall be refunded to all passengers holding reserved, RAC and waitlisted tickets, if the journey is not undertaken due to late running of the train by more than three hours of the scheduled departure of the train from the station commencing the journey subject to condition that the ticket is surrendered upto the actual departure of the train instead of existing 3/6/12 hours for distance 200 kms/200-500 kms/500 Kms and above after the actual departure of the train
·       in case of e-tickets, the TDR  is filed online before the actual departure of  the train for availing full refund.
·       In case the ticket is cancelled or surrendered or if the request for refund of fare is filed  online after the actual departure of the train, no refund of fare shall be admissible.

Lost, misplaced, torn or mutilated tickets: -

            If the reservation status of a lost, misplaced, torn or mutilated ticket, at the time of receipt of the application for issuance of a duplicate ticket for the purpose of undertaking journey, is confirmed or RAC and that the duplicate ticket is sought before preparation of reservation chart of the concerned train, the station master shall issue a duplicate ticket in lieu of the original ticket on payment of  rupees fifty  per passenger in case of second and sleeper class and  rupees one hundred   per passenger for other classes instead of existing clerkage charge.

Application for refund of Passenger Reservation System (PRS) tickets in other circumstances:-    
         
            For refund of fare under circumstances other than those specified in these rules or under circumstances like ‘bandh’ or agitations or floods,  etc., the passengers could not reach the reservation counter or station or current counters for cancellation of tickets, in those cases, a TDR  shall be issued to the passenger and the passenger may apply for refund of fare within ten days instead existing 90 days from the day of commencement of journey to the Chief Commercial Manager (Refunds) of the railway administration under whose jurisdiction the TDR issuing station comes, enclosing the original TDR. The TDR shall be issued only upto three days instead of existing 30 days after the scheduled departure of the train.

Source:pib

Declaration of Written Result - Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2013

     On the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (I)-2013 held by the Union Public Service Commission On 17 February, 2013, 9888 candidates with the following Roll Numbers have qualified for being interviewed by the Service Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence, for admission to (i) Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 136th Course commencing in January, 2014 (ii) Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Course commencing in January, 2014 (iii) Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course for 195rd F(P) Course commencing in January, 2014 (iv) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai  99th SSC Course (for Men) commencing in April, 2014 and (v) Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai, 13th  SSC Women (Non-Technical) Course commencing in April, 2014.

        The ratio of candidates shortlisted for the examination per vacancy is 1:18.95

        The candidature of all the candidates, whose Roll Numbers are shown in the lists below, is provisional.  In accordance with the conditions of the admission to the examination, they are required to submit the original certificates in support of age (date of birth), educational qualifications, NCC (C) (Army Wing/Senior Division Air Wing/Naval Wing) etc. claimed by them, alongwith attested copies of thereof, to Army Headquarters, A.G.’s Branch/Rtg./CDSE Entry, West Block 3, Ground Floor, Wing No. I, R.K. Puram, New Delhi-110066, in case of IMA/SSC as their first choice and to Naval Headquarters (R&R Section), Room No. 204, C-Wing, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi-110011 in case of Naval as their first choice, and to PO3 (A) Air Headquarters, ‘J’ Block, Room No. 17, Opp. Vayu Bhawan, Moti Lal Nehru Marg, New Delhi-110011 in case of Air Force as their  first choice.  The original Certificates are to be submitted within two weeks of completion of the SSB Interview and not later than 13th November, 2013 (1st February, 2014 in case of SSC only).  The candidates must not send the original certificates to the Union Public Service Commission.

        In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarters/Naval Headquarters/Air Headquarters as the case may be.

        The Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter near Examination Hall Building in its Campus. Candidates may obtain any information/clarification regarding their examination/recruitment on working days between 10.00 AM to 5.00 PM, in person or over telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 from this Facilitation Counter.  Candidates can also obtain information regarding their result by accessing UPSC website http.//www.upsc.gov.in

        The marks-sheet of candidates who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result (after conducting SSB interview) and will remain available on the website for a period of 60 days.        
Click here for the full list
Source:pib


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Monday, June 24, 2013

CGHS facilities to the CPWD officers/staff posted in Delhi (PWD) — forwarding of minutes

No.28018/1/2013-EW.I(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Works Division
Nirman, Bhavan, New Delhi

                    OFFICE MEMORANDUM                   Dated the 31st May, 2013

Subject:- CGHS facilities to the CPWD officers/staff posted in Delhi (PWD) — forwarding of minutes

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith the minutes of the meeting held on 24.5.2013 at 3.00 PM in the Chamber of JS(I,85W) regarding CGHS facilities to the CPWD officers/staff posted in Delhi (PWD).

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(Robin Adaval)
 Director (Works)


MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 24.5.2013 AT 3.00 PM IN THE CHAMBER OF JS(L&WI REGARDING CGHS FACILITIES TO THE CPWD OFFICERS/STAFF POSTED IN DELHI (PWDA.

The meeting with regard to the CGHS facilities to the CPWD employees posted in Delhi (PWD) was held as scheduled on 24.5.2013. The following were present:
Shri Dharmendra, Jt. Secy. MOUD - On the Chair
Shri K.C. Singh, DDG(HQ) CPWD
Shri V.P. Singh, Dy. Secy.(CGHS)
Dr. B. Gupta, JD(HQ)
Dr. P.K. Malik, Addl. Dir. (DGEHS), GNCTD
Shri D. Roychowdhury, Dir.(S&D), CPWD
Shri Robin Adaval, Director (Works), MOUD
Shri R.C. Meena, Spl. Secy. FW GNCTD
Shri S.R. Kinra, Director(P), PWD GNCTD
Shri J.S. Rawat, Consultant (US-EW.I), MOUD

2.  At the outset (JS(L&W) informed the participants with regard to the CPWD officers/staff posted in Delhi(PWD) not being allowed the CGHS facility though they are Central Government employees. It was clarified that the CPWD employees are posted to Delhi(PWD) as an existing arrangement wits the Delhi Government and not on deputation basis and also being UT with legislature.

3.  It was clarified by Jt. Director (HOr.), CGHS, M/o H&FW that. this issue was examined earlier also and since the CPWD employees posted in Delhi(PWD) receive their salary from the State Account, so they are not covered under the CGHS Scheme. Officers drawing pension through Cent Pension Accounting Office are being allowed the CGHS DS(CGHS), M/o H&FW, however, further clarified that the CGHS Scheme is meant for the Central Government employees drawing their salary from the Central Civil Estimates. In case the CPWD employees posted in Dellii(PWID) are also drawing their salaries from out of the Central Civil Estimates, extending CGHS facility to them may not be a problem.

4.  Addl. Director DGEHS, Govt. of Delhi clarified that the Delhi Govt. Health Scheme is also equally good and is working on the same footing as in the CGHS. It provides almost all facilities to its employees as is being provided under the CGHS.

5. JD(HQ), CGHS, further clarified that in case the CPWD employees are drawing their pension from the Central Pension Accounting Office, the CGHS facilities would be extended to each and every CPWD employee. The only requirement would be that they will have to produce the PPO issued by CPAO.


6. It was, therefore, decided that the serving CPWD employees posted with Delhi(PWD) will continue to avail Delhi Govt. Employees Health Scheme, and upon retirement from Delhi Govt. would be allowed CGHS facility on production of the PPO issued by Central Pension Accounting Office.

The meeting ended with thanks to the Chair.

Source: http://www.cpwd.gov.in/

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SELF CERTIFICATION INSTEAD OF ATTESTED COPIES-REFORMS IN ADMINISTRATION

No.K-11022/67/2012-AR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances

Sardar Patel Bhavan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001. Dated the 10th May, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Self-certification

The Second Administrative Reforms Commission in its 12th Report titled "Citizen Centric Administration - The Heart of Governance", has recommended, adoption of self-certification provision for simplifying procedures. (www:darpg.gov.in)

2. Taking a cue from this some Ministries/State Governments have adopted the provision of self-certification of documents like marksheet, birth certificate etc. by the applicants/stakeholders instead of asking for an attested copy of the documents by a Gazetted Officer or filing of affidavits. Under the self attestation method, the original documents are required,to be produced at the final stage.

3. You will appreciate that the above method is citizen friendly and obtaining either an attested copy or affidavit not only cost money but also involves wastage of time of the citizens and the Government officials.

3.  It is requested to kindly review the existing requirements of attested copy or affidavit in various application forms in a phased manner and wherever possible make provision for self-certification of documents, after obtaining the approval of the competent authority.

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(Sanjay Kothari)
Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://www.icar.org.in/files/certification-21-06-2013.pdf

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Friday, June 21, 2013

MASS DHARNA CONDUCTED AT ALL MAJOR CENTRES DEMANDING 7th CPC, DA MERGER ETC -A GRAND SUCCESS

ALL INDIA PROGRAMME GRAND SUCCESS: MASS DHARNA CONDUCTED AT ALL MAJORCENTRES DEMANDING 7th  CPC, DA MERGER ETC.

As per the call given by Confederation CHQ , mass dharnas are conducted at all important Centres and State Capitals on 20th June, 2013 demanding constitution of 7th CPC , DA merger and other issues raised in the 15 point Charter of Demands submitted to the Prime Minister . See photos below.

 Joint meeting of Railway, Defence and Confederation will be held on 29th June to decide joint programme of action= M. Krishnan SG Confederation.
Source:nfpe

Sixth pay panel has flawed in DA calculation: RMU

The Rail Mazdoor Union (RMU) of South Central Railway has said that the Sixth Pay Commission has flawed in constituting the DA (dearness allowance) component in the pay packet.

In a letter to the Ministry of Railways and the PMO, it said the Sixth Pay Commission had incorporated the DA with a hike of 80 per cent, while the prices of essential commodities had gone up by 230 per cent.

Union general secretary Taranikanti Srinivas pointed out that while considering the DA factor, about 251 commodities from the consumer price index were chosen, but we use only 52 daily.

“The rise or fall in other commodities does not have an impact on day-to-day life. The variation in the price of shoes or chappals may not impact a common man. But variation in the price of rice does have an impact. Rice was Rs.16 a kg when the Sixth Pay Commission was constituted and now it is Rs.43 a kg,” he explained.

“We demand that the DA composition formulae be revised every three years,” he said. The government did not notify about the date of the constitution of the Seventh Pay Commission, which, as per schedule, should be done in 2016.

Source:Thehindu

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS-regarding

No. 4/2/2006-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 June, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 21.12.2012 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre Units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of Assistant upto 30.06.2013. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided that the period of the ad-hoc appointment of those UDCs of CSCS who are working as Assistants of CSS on ad-hoc basis may be extended upto 31.12.2013 or till regular Assistants become available, whichever is earlier.

2. Continuance of ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in Assistant Grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of Assistants of CSS or to claim seniority in Assistant Grade of CSS.

3. Further, extension of the ad-hoc appointment would be continued only if the ad-hoc Assistant attend and qualify the mandatory Level ‘A’ training as and when nominated by CS.I (Training) Section of this Department, failing which their ad-hoc appointment would be terminated.

4. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the relevant OMs will remain unchanged.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Enhancement in the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1200/- to Rs.2000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.03.2013-EPFO

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
No.HRM-8/V/12/1/2003/FMA/Vol-II/6160
Dated: 13.06.2013
Sub:- Enhancement in the rate of Fixed Medical Allowance from Rs. 1200/- to Rs.2000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.03.2013, payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor medical treatment - regarding.
Sir,
1 am directed to convey the approval of the 76th Executive Committee, CBT, EPF held on  25.02.13 and Hon'ble Labour & Employment Minister, Government of India for enhancement of the Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) for pensioners and employees of EPFO from Rs. 1200/- p.m. to Rs.2000 p.m w.e.f. 1st March, 2013, subject to the following condition:-

(i) The enhancement of fixed medical allowance will he available to serving employees and pensioners (including family pensioners) of the Employees Provident Fund Organization. The serving employees  of the Organization who are in the Head Office at New Delhi and Regional/Sub Regional Office at Delhi and at stations which are covered by the Central Government Health Scheme will not be eligible for Fixed Medical Allowance. As soon as any employee is covered by Central Government Health Scheme, the fixed medical allowance admissible to him/her shall be stopped.

(ii) If two or more members of family are working, in the EPF Organization, only one of them will be eligible for the facility of fixed medical allowance.

(iii) In the case of an employee whose wife/husband spouse is an employee of a Government or any other organization (including private firm/office) he/she will he required to give an undertaking that his/her spouse is not availing of medical facilities in case, if any granted by their respective employers.

(iv) The Fixed Medical Allowance will be in lieu of the medical facility available for outdoor treatment under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules 1944 as adopted by the EPF Organization for its own employee and pensioners.

(Authority: Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. or India. letter no.G-25012/2/2011-SS-I dated 07.06,2013)
Yours faithfully,
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(V.N. SHARMA)
ADDL. CENTRAL P.F. COMMISSIONER (HR) 

Source:http://www.epfindia.com/Circulars/Y2013-14/HRM8_FMA_6160.pdf

Declaration of Final Results -Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2012 .

The following are the lists, in order of merit of 326 (239+65+22) candidates who have qualified on the basis of the results of the Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2012 conducted by the Union Public Service Commission in  September, 2012 and SSB interviews held by the Services Selection Board of the Ministry of Defence for admission to the 135th Course of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun; Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala and Air Force Academy, Hyderabad (Pre-Flying) Training Course i.e. 194th F (P) Course.

          There are some common candidates in the three lists for various courses.

          The number of vacancies, as intimated by the Government is 250 for Indian Military Academy [including 32 vacancies reserved for  NCC ‘C’ certificates (Army Wing) holders], 40 for Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Kerala  (including 06 vacancies reserved  for NCC ‘C’ Certificate (Naval Wing) holders] and 32 for Air Force Academy, Hyderabad.

          The Commission had recommended 5604, 1799 and 595 as qualified in the written test for admission to the Indian Military Academy/Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy respectively.  The number of candidates finally qualified are these after SSB testing conducted by Army Head Quarters.

          The results of Medical examination have not been taken into account in preparing these lists.

          Verification of date of birth and educational qualifications of these candidates is still under process by the Army Headquarters.  The candidature of all these candidates are, therefore, Provisional on this score.  Candidates are requested to forward their certificates in original in support of Date of Birth/Educational qualification etc. claimed by them, along with Photostate attested copies thereof to Army Headquarters /Naval Headquarters /Air Headquarters, as per their first choice.

          In case, there is any change of address, the candidates are advised to promptly intimate directly to the Army Headquarter /Naval Headquarter /Air Headquarters.

          These results will also be available on the UPSC website at http://www.upsc.gov.in.  However, marks of the candidates will be available on the website after completion of its complete process i.e. after declaration of final result of Officers Training Academy (OTA) for Combined Defence Services Examination (II), 2012.

          For any further information, the candidates may contact Facilitation Counter near Gate ‘C’ of the Commission’s Office, 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.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2013

JCM III meeting outcome of OFB

INDWF/JCM III meeting/2013                                                      06.06.2013
To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF of
Ordnance Factories.

          13th Ordinary meeting of OFB JCM III Level council (11th term) held on 6th and 7th June 2013.  Preliminary and review of points were discussed in the meeting held on 06.06.2013 chaired by Sr.DDG/HRD.
          The important issues were raised by the Staff side in the meeting and on the issues raised; some of the issues were replied by the official side in the meeting.  In the main meeting to be held on 07.06.2013, Chairman  & DGOF will be presiding the meeting with Board members.
            Decisions given by the official side are given below:

1.    DEMANDS RELATED TO PC of A Fys.

     Granting of ACP/MACP – I, II and III to Labourers, erstwhile Group ‘D’ and who became Tradesmen later.  They will be considered for ACP I, II and III by ignoring the ACP granted prior to 01.01.2006 and a conscious decision will be taken within 10 days.  The instructions on this issue will be issued to LAOs to grant the financial up gradations as per their eligibility - minimum Rs.2800 Grade Pay and maximum Rs.4200/- Grade Pay.

2.    Wage package is now being done centrally at RFI; Ichapore decision will be taken with the approval of PC of Fys to have at HQrs.

3.    Granting of 2 Hours Short leave (with Pay) to IEs as per M of D orders will         be implemented by issuing necessary orders within 10 days or at least before next Pay day by PC of A Fys.

4.    The demands for fixation of Revised pay for HS I w.e.f. 01.01.2006 on the Pre-Revised Pay of Rs.4500-7000 for those who were placed in HS I on account of      Re-structuring of Industrial cadre.  The issue was agreed to       re-examine by PC of A Fys.

5.    Retired/Retiring employees drawing Rs.4600/- Grade Pay on account of               3rd MACP will be restricted to Rs.4200/- till final decision is received from Ministry of Finance, Dept of Expenditure.  If the proposal was agreed, all will be granted Rs.4600/- Grade Pay for 3rd MACP and benefit will be revised.
OF CHANDA: the issues related to grant of TA/DA, Pay Fixation, Medical bills etc. Delayed and denied by LAOs will be immediately sorted out.
OF BHUSAWAL: No of references were received from GM, OF Bhusawal on the Accounts related issues which will be sorted out.
HVF, Avadi: All Accounts related matters will be settled by visiting personally by JCDA and Director/IR to HVF Avadi and will be settled.

Fixation of Initial pay for Fireman Rs.5880 + 1900 instead of Rs.5830 + 1900 will be examined for all Factories

6.    CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE:
          Children studying in Ankur Vidyalaya in LKG & UKG at OF Medak are denied CEA, this will be examined and granted the benefit of re-imbursement of expenses as per Government orders on the subject.

      7.    LTC:
         NGOs drawing Rs.4200/- Grade Pay being Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted are entitled to avail Air Travel from the nearest Airport while on LTC Tour but whereas Industrial Employees drawing Rs.4200/- are denied being Group ‘C’.  This was agreed to re-consider and make Industrial Employees drawing Rs.4200/- as         Group ‘B’ and allow Air Travel from nearest Airport on LTC.  On being considered as Group ‘B’ for Industrial Employees, they will become eligible to contribute Rs.60/- for CGIES (Group Insurance).

     8.    PIECE WORK CO-RELATION ON VI CPC PAY        DDG/Admin
             A.K.Singh Committee report on incentive scheme submitted during 2003 was not considered as feasible by M of D which was an additional scheme to Piecework.  Due to this the Piece Work revision proposal is pending with M of D.  Federations were agreed to withdraw the A.K.Singh Committee report so that Piece Work revision proposal can be processed and implemented at the earliest.

    9.    ORDNANCE FACTORIES RECRUITMENT BOARD             A/IR – DDG               Upto 2013-14, around 23000 posts have been sanctioned for Recruitment in Ordnance Factories and as per the feedback received around 12000 persons have joined already.  Recruitment process is in various stages for 10,000 to 11,000 posts.  Some Factories not yet advertised vacancies; some of them are under the investigation due to some complaints.  In the recent Head of Departments (HOD) meetings (GMs Conference) this was discussed with Secretary DDP, M of D and Secretary agreed for Centralised Recruitment.  So the Ordnance Factories Recruitment Board will be approved soon to recruit all Group ‘C’ Posts.  For Chargeman DR, NADP Ambajhari will take the responsibility for recruitment.
 
      10. RECRUITMENT IN NIE CADRE        During 2013-14, 900 posts were sanctioned for recruitment in various factories.  Further sanction is also being considered and will be issued shortly, particularly for CMDs, Stenographers etc for sanction.

    11. Tradesmen SSK on completion of 2 years are to be promoted to Skilled.  Factories are delaying in conducting Trade Test and effecting promotions.  It was agreed to the Staff side suggestions to conduct Trade Test before 3 months of completion of            2 years and the promotion will be released on time i.e., on completion of 2 years.
   
     12. 30 Days EL FOR IES WHO HAVE OPTED FOR FACTORIES ACT            DDG/A/A
                  After granting 30 days EL to all industrial Employees from November, 2006, the Piece Workers are denied the benefit of availing 30 days EL on the reasons that they have opted leave under Factories Act.  PC of A Fys denied to grant 30 days EL for Piece Workers as the Factories Act restrict EL only upto 18 days.  They said either fresh option is to be allowed or it will remain in the same status.
              The reasons because, for Industrial Employees in Ordnance Factories TWO set of leave rules are there
      (i)  Under Factories Act                    (ii) Departmental Leave Rules
                 Whereas in Railways only one Rule is applicable to all i.e., Departmental Leave Rules, we have therefore agreed to kill theproblem to agree for retaining/opting for only Departmental leave Rules by which all will get 30 days EL and can accumulate upto 300 days.  Due to this issue, Piece Workers are granted only 18 days and at the time of retirement they are given @ rate of 18 days per year.  We therefore, agreed to switch over to Departmental Leave Rules thereby all will get 30 days EL per annum.  Proposal has been sent to M of D and DOP&T for approval.  Further we will try to get the benefit with retrospectively so that those who have paid less on leave encashment will be granted.  Pensioners will be benefited.

      13. DIRECTOR /A/NI
      a)    The issue of stepping up of Pay between Direct Recruitees and pormotees among the Teaching Staff of Ordnance Factories have been raised.  Director/A/NI replied that in respect of PRT, TGT and PGT wherever the promotees are drawing lesser than the Direct Recruitees, will be given Stepping up of Pay as was done in Sr.Staff Nurse, Fireman etc.  This will be considered on receiving the details from the INDWF.
           b)    Revival of abolished posts was taken up with DOP&T but they did not get any reference.  M of D wants matching saving for releasing of Additional Sanction in NIE Cadre proposal is being worked out.
         
             NG Group
 
    14. On the demand of INDWF, it was agreed by the official side to provide quota on promotions to CMDs, Data Entry Operators and Tracers to Chargeman (T).  91% IEs, 3% DEO, 3% CMDs, 3% Tracer & FED against the 50% promotion Quota.  This will be incorporated in the Draft SRO for obtaining necessary approval.
 
     15. Seniority of Chargeman & JWM.  For JWM Seniority list was finalised circulated.  For the Chargeman, there are about 10500 individuals.  To finalise the seniority a task force has been constituted, by July 2013 the list will be finalised after receiving the report.
 
  16. Promotion for JWM was finalised, left our seniors will be reviewed by review DPC and orders will be issued.
 
  17. Cadre Review committee report will be presented to OF board and after getting Board views, it will be placed to Staff side.
 
   18. For Chargeman through LDCE, Degree qualification approved by UGC and for Diploma, AICTE approved will be criteria to decide the level of qualification.

  19. For forwarding the application for outside employment, PH, SC/ST candidates, it has been agreed and finalised.  For JWMs, OF Board is Appointing Authority.  For others, GMS are made competent to decide.  Draft guidelines are prepared on this.

    20. To increase the strength of JWM (NT), Office Supdt, a proposal will be taken up with UPSC.

    21. For creating promotional opportunities to Storekeeping Staff, Cadre Review proposal was submitted to M of D as a long term benefit.  For immediate relief, no further action is made as it does not become feasible to divert the vacancies form other stream.

   22. CMDs, Stenographers, Direct Recruitment agreed to consider releasing the vacancies.

   23. For Direct Recruitment of Posts, a comprehensive guideline will be prepared by OF Board and will be distributed to Factories to follow uniformity in respect of advertisement, scrutiny, conducting of Test, level of preparing questions etc.

  24. Durwan shortage in Factories, M of D agreed to consider increasing the sanction.  But for immediate Relief outsourcing will be done.  For Direct Recruitment, a case file will be submitted to M of D for approval.

    25. For HS I and MCM promotion, yearly two times, DPC will be conducted and the promotions will be released instead of now conducting yearly once.

    26. Group ‘D’ employees and Labourers who were appointed as CMDs, their services will be counted from CMDs for the purpose of ACP/MACP treating this as appointment and not as Fast Track Promotion.
 Yours Sincerely,
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary.
Source:indwf

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