Wednesday, October 31, 2012


Extension of grant of eligibility for allotment of Govt. accommodation to the Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRT’s) and Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals (DRAT’s)

Government of India 
Ministry of Urban Development 
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110 011 
October, 25/10/12


Subject : Grant of eligibility for allotment of General Pool office as well as residential accommodation, to the Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRT’s) and Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals (DRAT’s).

In continuation to this Directorate’s OMs of even number dated 28.9.2007, 16.10.2007, 16.11.2010 and 27.4.2012 whereby eligibility for allotment General Pool accommodation, office as well as residential, was granted to Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRTs) and Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals (DRATs) at Delhi and outstations (where General Pool accommodation exist) till 21.8.2012 and to state that the issue of extending the eligibility has been considered by the Competent Authority and it has been decided to extend the eligibility status of DRTs and DRATs for allotment of General Pool Office and residential accommodation, at locations where such accommodation is available, for a further period of six months from 22.8.2012 to 21.02.2013.

Eligibility code allotted earlier to DRTs and DRATs will remain same. Accordingly the allotment of General Pool residential accommodation to the staff of DRT/DRAT’s may be regularized by charging normal license fee.

Deputy Director of Estates (Pol.)

Source :
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Issue of Medical/disability certificate for allotment of Govt. accommodation - Regarding.

No. 2/3/2011/CDN-II 
Government of India 
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, 
Dated the 29/10/2012

The Medical Superintendant, Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi.
The Medical Superintendant, Safdarjang Hospital, New Delhi.
The Medical Superintendant, All India Institute of Medical Sciences
(AIIMS), Ansari Nagar, New Delhi.

Subject:-         Issue of Medical/disability certificate for allotment of Govt. accommodation - Regarding.

Please refer to this Directorate’s letter No. 2/2/2011 dated 10.9.2012 on the subject cited above forwarded therewith proforma of the medical/disability certificate. In this context, I am directed to say that the line below column 2(iv) of the medical/disability certificate may be treated as removed. Other text of the medical/disability certificate will remain the same (copy enclosed).

Yours faithfully, 
(Saroj Jaisia) 
Deputy Director of Estates

Government of India 
(Please Strike out whichever is not applicable)
No.                                                                                                               Date

1)    General Observations:

This is to certify that Ms/Mrs/Mr_________________ aged_____ years, Male/Female, son /daughter/ wife/ husband/ father/ mother/brother/sister/ mother or father-in-law of Ms/Mrs/Mr _______________________ is a diagnosed case of ________________________________________
and is undergoing treatment in the department of__________________ of this Hospital since________________

2)    Specific recommendations:
(i)    Detailed description of illness/disability alongwith investigations, if any:
(ii)   Is the disability permanent or likely to improve with time.
(iii)   Class/stage of disease/percentage/grade of functional disability in spite of optimum treatment and intervention.
(iv)   Is the ailment/disability serious enough to be considered for allotment or change of Govt. Accommodation at any / Ground Floor on overrding priority:

Alongwith Attested Photograph}

Note:- Physical disability certificate issued by single doctor in pursuance of Guidelines No. S-13020/ 1/2010-MS/MH-II of Directorate General of Health Services (Medical Hospital Section-II), Nirman Bhawan, dated 18.6.2010 is also acceptable.

Signatures of Members of Board alongwith rubber-stamp/date:

(Member)                               (Member)                               (Member)
(Seal with Name)                   (Seal with Name)                  (Seal with Name)

(Medical Superintendent)
(Seal with Name)

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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All Heads of Circles
Addl. DG (APS)

Sub: Introduction of facility of automatic credit of PLI/ RPLI monthly premium from savings account of insured persons.
PLI Directorate letter No. 29-08/2009-LI (Pt) dated 25.10.2012

In the last few years, there has been massive expansion of Postal Life Insurance (PLI) and Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI). However, it has been noticed that a number of policies particularly in RPLI lapse after a while. One of the reasons for lapsation is absence of convenient ways of depositing premia of the policy(ies). As such, it was under consideration of the Department to provide facility of automatic deduction of premia from Savings Account so that (i) the policy holder(s) need not have to visit Post Office every month for depositing premia of his PLI/ RPLI policy and (ii) lapsation of PLI/ RPLI policies gets reduced.

2.         The competent authority has now approved the proposal for providing the facility to the policy holder of PLI and RPLI to get premium deposited/ credited by deduction of the same directly from his Savings Account standing in Post Offices. However, this facility can be opted by only those policy holders of PLI and RPLI whose Savings Accounts are maintained in the Departmental Post Offices (GPOs, HOs, MDGs or SOs).

3.         It is requested to kindly take necessary action for implementation of aforesaid scheme and wide publicity may also be given for this scheme through various publicity channels.

4          Accounting and operating procedure for automatic transfer of premium of PLI/ RPLI from Savings Accounts of the policy holder is enclosed for information and action accordingly.

5          It is further informed that till the provisions are made in the software, automatic credit of PLI/ RPLI monthly premium by deduction from savings account of the policy holder will have to be done manually.
(A.K. Poddar)
General Manager (O)


Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2011

           Based on the result of the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Written Examination, 2011, held by the Union Public Service Commission on 9th October, 2011 and the Personality Test held in September-October, 2012, the following is the list, in order of merit, of candidates who have been recommended for appointment to:-

(i)                 Border Security Force;
(ii)               Central Reserve Police Force;
(iii)             Indo-Tibetan Border Police;
(iv)             Sashastra Seema Bal.
(v)               Central Industrial Security Force;

2.        A total number of 567 candidates, recommended for appointment, include 238 General, 180 Other Backward Classes, 98 Scheduled Castes and 51 Scheduled Tribes candidates.

3.         Result of two candidates is being withheld.

4.    Appointment to various Services will be made according to number of vacancies available and due consideration to the provisions contained in the Rules for the Examination. The number of vacancies reported for Border Security Force is 210 (99 General, 63 Other backward Classes, 31 Scheduled Castes and 17 Scheduled Tribes); for the Central Reserve Police Force is 213 (107 General, 58 Other backward Classes, 33 Scheduled Castes and 15 Scheduled Tribes); for the Indo-Tibetan Border Police Force is 87 (47 General, 20 Other backward Classes, 12 Scheduled Castes and 08 Scheduled Tribes); Sashastra Seema Bal is 122 (62 General, 33 Other backward Classes, 18 Scheduled Castes and 09 Scheduled Tribes) and for Central Industrial Security Force is 24 (12 General, 06 Other backward Classes, 04 Scheduled Castes and 02 Scheduled Tribes).

5.         The candidature of the candidates with the following Roll Nos is provisional:

OBC=  127806, 049277, 045836, 126897, 001183, 096474, 061254, 064536,
              021698, 124627, 111241, 002733, 048784, 135969, 032503, 027523,
             060465, 050319, 128342, 013546, 050068, 118533, 056345, 123760,
             082962, 049105, 109173, 037269, 054754, 045318, 074729, 076534,
             063015, 114689, 124367, 012836, 128841, 087109, 136177, 020170,
             118492, 130264, 147360, 070521, 045364, 146930, 025966, 008992,
             074683, 013964, 007455, 146534, 031082 = 53.              

SC=    073639, 066633, 087069, 104807, 082605, 115437, 075425, 040235,                      068786, 042614, 053751, 006082, 013152, 020874, 001701, 055519,
            151922 = 17.

ST=       026859, 070103, 137718, 044366, 014318, 031101, 157159 = 07.

6.         In accordance with Rule 16 (4) & (5) of the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2011, the Commission is maintaining a Consolidated Reserve List of 174 candidates ranking in order of merit below the last recommended candidate under respective category, which include 87 General, 63 Other Backward Classes, 16 Scheduled Castes and 08 Scheduled Tribes candidates.
7.          UPSC has a “Facilitation Counter” near Examination Hall in its campus. Candidates can obtain any information / clarification regarding their examinations / recruitment on the working days between 1000 hrs. to 1700 hrs. in person or over telephone  Nos.011- 23385271 / 23381125. Result will also be available on the U.P.S.C. web site i.e., http/



Special Festive Season Offer of 7% Discount on Sale of Gold Coins through Post Offices in Delhi

As part of "Special festive season offer", Department of Posts has announced to continue great Discount bonanza on the sale of Gold Coins at 7% through its identified Post Offices in Delhi Circle. Special Discount can be availed on sale of gold coins on the auspicious days of "Karwachauth" falling on 2nd November, 2012 and "Dhanteeras" falling on 11th November, 2012 (Sunday). Special provision have been made to keep the designated Post Offices opened on that day  and on the eve of Diwali. It is informed that the discount of 7% on the sale of gold coins from the identified Post Offices is being offered for the period from 08th October, 2012 to 31st December, 2012

The Coins bear a logo of Department of Posts which is certified by Valcambi Switzerland.  People love the fact that this purest form of Gold Coins is tamper proof and are available in various denominations such as 0.5 gm, 1 gm, 5 gms, 8 gms, 10 gms, 20 gms and 50 gms.

List of Post Offices selling Gold Coins in Delhi:

Sl. No.      Name of Post Office designated for sale of gold coins

1                Ashok Vihar HO, Delhi - 110052

2                Civil Lines PO, Delhi - 110054

3               Connaught Place PO, New Delhi - 110001

4               Delhi GPO, Delhi - 110006

5              Greater Kailash PO, New Delhi - 110048

6              Hauz Khas PO, New Delhi - 110016

7              Indrprastha HO, New Delhi - 110002

8              Janakpuri B-I PO, New Delhi - 110058

9              Jhilmil HO, Delhi - 110095

10            Kalkaji HO, New Delhi - 110019

11            Karol Bagh PO, New Delhi - 110005

12            Krishna Nagar HO, Delhi - 11051

13            Lajpat Nagar PO, New Delhi - 110024

14            Lodi Road HO, New Delhi - 110003

15            Malviya Nagar PO, New Delhi - 110017

16            Naraina Ind Est. HO, New Delhi - 110028

17            New Delhi HO, New Delhi - 110001

18           Paschim Vihar PO, New Delhi - 110063

19           Patel Nagar PO, New Delhi - 110008

20           Ramesh Nagar HO, New Delhi - 110015

21           Rohini Sec-7 PO, Delhi - 110085

22          Sansad Marg HO, New Delhi - 110001

23           Sarojini Nagar HO, New Delhi - 110023

24           Patparganj PO, Delhi - 110091

25           Jangpura PO, New Delhi - 110014

26          Tagore Garden PO, New Delhi - 110027

27           Malka Ganj PO, Delhi - 110007

28           Sarawati Vihar PO, Delhi - 110034


Monday, October 29, 2012

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Reimbursement of Shoe Allowance to the Track Maintainer-NFIR

(Affiliated to Indian National Trade Union Congress.)
 (Affiliated to International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF) London)

NO IV/Committee/Trackmen 2010 pt 2

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board.

Dated :29/10/2012 

Sub - Issues related to Package & Career Progression of Track Maintainer — Recommendations of the Joint Committee — Reimbursement of Shoe Allowance to the  Track Maintainer @900/- per annum.,— reg.

 Ref:- Railway Board's letter no E(IW)2012/UN-1/5 dated 20/09/2012. 

The Railway Board while implementing recommendations of the Joint Committee as contained ln pare 11.2 (II)of the report had mentioned reimbursement , Shoe Allowance vide item( e) of para 1 of Boards letter dated 20/09/2012 referred to above. Relevant  extract of the instructions of Railway Board is reproduced below.
 "Two pairs of shoes will now a form apart of the uniform of the Trackmen and hence they  may be reimbursed 900 p.a. However, the reimbursement is subject to the actual procurement of shoes and submission of receipt thereof. As such , the reimbursement should be given upto twice a year @450 per reimbursement"

 2. The . NFIR has been receiving complaints from Track Maintainers (Trackmen) working on the Indian Railways about the difficulties experienced in receiving reimbursement amount towards Shoe Allowance because of financial hardships. The grievance of the Track Maintainers (Trackrnen) can be resolved if a sum of 900/- Per annum is Paid to the  Track maintainers (Trackmen. in cash in advance to effect procurement of shoes.. The receipt ther of  may be allowed to be submitted by the individual Track Maintainer (Trackmen) to the administration within the subsequent  period of 6 to 8 weeks.. This little dispensation will be of great help to the Track Maintainer and will avoid financial hardship
NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to consider and issue modified instructions accordingly
Yours faithfully, 
General Secretary
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Online application for issue of MHA Bilingual identity Cards.

F. No. 32015/97/2010-550 (PC)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/Grih Mantralaya 
NDCC-II Building, Jai Singh Road, 
dated the 30 May,2012
Office Memorandum 

 Subject Online application for issue of MHA Bilingual identity Cards.

The undersigned is directed to say that MHA Identity Cards are being issued to all eligible employees of Central Government/State Governments/ PSUs/Autonomous bodies etc. to enable them access to government buildings under MHA security cover. A system for online application forms for issue of Bilingual Identity Cards from website of MHA has been set up. For this purpose, the applications are required to be furnished online through the MHA website http://rnhamiciniidcardidefault.aspx, wherein the employee will fill up the application form bilingually. After filling up the application form, the applicant has to take a printout, paste his photograph on it and obtain administrative approval from the Administration Section of the Ministry/Organization concerned. Each entry would generate a unique reference number which would automatically be printed on the application form.

2. On receipt of the printed application forms from the applicants, the administration section concerned, after its scrutiny will duly sponsor it and will send it manually to Pass Cell, Hall No. 3, Jalebi Chowk, North Block as per existing procedure laid down in the Central Secretariat Security Instructions, 1976. However, the electronic data will be available in the server of MHA/Pass Cell, which will be used to take printout of the Identity Card. This new system is expected to expedite the process of issuing Identity Cards.

3. A copy of instructions to fill up the user application form and sample copies of online application form, printout generated and Identity Card format are enclosed at Annexure 'A' & '13' respectively.

4. The issue of Identity Cards prepared manually will however, continue along side till 31.7.2012 and with effect from 1.8.2012 only online Identity Cards will be issued and no application in old format will be accepted from 1.8.2012 onwards. The old Identity Cards issued under the old system will, however, continue to be valid till their date of expiry.

5. All Ministries/Departments etc. may please bring the above instructions to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.

(Harcharan Kaur) 
Under Secretary to Government of India

Friday, October 26, 2012


PRS terminals provided in Post Offices: Extension of MoU for 5 years

No.2012/TG-I/20/P/NRH PRS
New Delhi, dated 16.10.2012

The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(Commercial Circular No.63 of 2012)

Sub: Extension of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Ministry of Railways and Department of Posts for issuing of reserved tickets through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) terminals provided in Post Offices.

Please refer to this office letter of even number dated 08.08.2007 forwarding therewith a copy of MoU signed by Ministry of Railways with Department of Posts on 31.07.2007 for issuing of reserved tickets through computerized PRS terminals provided in the post office. This MoU was valid for a period of five years.

2. The issue regarding extension of this MoU has been examined in consultation with Finance Directorate of Board Office and it has been decided to grant post facto sanction for extension of this MoU for another five years on the existing terms and conditions.

3. Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned.

(Dr. Monica Agnihotri)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board



Use of Official Car for Personal purpose. -CGDA

Controller General Of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Delhi Cantt -110010
 dated 18.10.2012
 AN/XIV/14162/VIth CPC/Circular/ Vol-IV

2. Admin IV (local)
(Through CGDA Mail server).

Sub: - Use of Official Car for Personal purpose.

The under signed is directed to refer M.O.F (Dep of Expdr) O.M No 21(2) 2008-EII(B) dated 29/8/2008, wherein it is stipulated that officers drawing grade pay of Rs.10,000/- and 12,000/- and those in the HAG+ scale who are entitled to the use of official car in terms of OM number 20(5) E-1 (A)/93 dated 28/1/1994, shall be given the option to avail of the existing facility or to draw the transport allowance at the rate of Rs7,000/- per month plus dearness allowance thereon.

2. The above facility /option is however not applicable in case of officers drawing grade pay below Rs 10,000/- and should therefore not be extended in such cases.

3. This may be noted for strict compliance.

(Richa Misra)


Thursday, October 25, 2012

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.7.2012.

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 - 110003
Date: 25th October, 2012
Subject:Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.7.2012.

In continuation of this Department's OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 30th April, 2012 sanctioning the Dearness Relief to those Central Government pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scales of 5th CPC, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief to these Central Government pensioners as under:
(i) Those who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre revised scales of 5th CPC are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 151% w.e.f 1.7.2012.

(ii) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of  ex-gratia @ Rs.600/p.m. w.eJ. 1.11.1997 under this Department's
OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 151% w.e.f. 1.7.2012.

2. The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of exgratia payment in terms of this Department's OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 143 % w.e.f. 1.7.2012.
(i) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Exgratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m.
(ii) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.

3. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee, In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 25th October, 2012.

5. Hindi version will follow

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

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

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Maintenance of Annual Performance Assessment Reports (APARs) of Sub- Staff in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

NEW DELHI-110016
Dated: -22-10:2012

CN-3. F.11085-2/2012-KVS(HQ)/Admn-I/CCPU

The Dy. Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
 All Regional Offices


Sub : Maintenance of Annual Performance Assessment Reports (APARs) of Sub- Staff in Kendriya Vidyalayas.

I am directed to refer to the subject cited above and to state that .APARs of the sub staff working in the Kendriya Vidyalayas are reported by the Principal who has also been the custodian of the same. ,However, some Regional Offices too have been maintaining the erstwhile ACRs (Now APARS) till date.
With a view to maintain, uniformity and for the easy accessibility to the reports as and when required by KVS (HQ)/ -R0- for placing- before -the Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) in respect of the sub staff, it has been decided with the approval of the Commissioner, KVS that henceforth the Deputy Commissioner, KVS, Regional Office will be the custodian of the APARs of the sub staff working in Kendriya Vidyalayas under the Regional Office concerned. The Principals will send the APARs of the sub staff to the Regional Office by 30th April every year along with the APARs in respect of the other posts adhering to the time schedule for preparation and submission of the reports as prescribed vide Article 88(iv) of the Education Code for Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Yours faithfully
 (Rajender Kumar Sharma) 
Assistant Commissioner (Admn) 


Filling of Vacant Posts of members of JCM, KVs

NEW DELHI-110016
Dated: -18-10:2012



In pursuant of provisions of Education Code for Kendriya Vidyalayas under Appendix-XLII (B), and in continuation to this office order number F.11083-14/2010-KVSHQ (Admn-l) dated 09.08.2011, the Vice-Chairperson, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and Chairperson, ,JCM, KVS has accorded approval for filling up the following vacant posts of members of Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM), KVS with immediate effect up to 08.08.2014 or otherwise.

1. cap Teachers Association i.e. AIKVTA

Dr.- S.B. Singh, Vice-President and TGT (Math), Kendriya Vidyalaya New Friends Centre in place of Sh. A.S. Mazumdar.

2. COD Non-teaching staff Le. KEVINTSA

Sh. A.K. Verma, General Secretary, IKEVINTSA, House No. 1614/1, Prabhat Nagar, Yadav Colony, Jabalpur-482002 in place of .Sh, Basudev Chakraborty,
(Dr. E. Prabhakar)
 Joint Commissioner (Pers.) 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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Appointment of Assistants (DR) of Central Secretariat Service based on Combined Graduate Level Examination- reg.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
Khan Market, New Delhi -110003 
the 16th October, 2012

SUBJECT: Appointment of Assistants (DR) of Central Secretariat Service based on Combined Graduate Level Examination- reg.

The undersigned is directed to inform that the procedure for joining and imparting training (Foundation Course) to DR Assistants of CSS as enunciated in Department of Personnel & Training OM No. 4/11/2005-CS-1 dated 15.12.2006 and OM No. 1/1/2009-CS1 (Trg) dated 24.2.2010 has been re-visited by this Department in consultation with various stake holders. Based on the suggestions and feedback, it has been decided to adopt a revised design of joining procedure for DR Assistants and their nomination for Foundation course from this year onwards. The modalities of the revised design are detailed below: -

2(i) After the receipt of dossiers of candidates from the SSC, CS-I Division of DoP&T would allocate the candidates to different Ministries/Departments (hereinafter Cadre Units), who shall be responsible for completing the pre and post appointment formalities, viz. police verification, medical examination etc in respect of the DR Assistants allocated to them. The cadre units shall also be issuing offers of appointments to the DR Assistants after completing pre appointment formalities, delineating in clear terms, inter aka, the mandatory nature of Foundation Course and its direct linkage to their probation period and their subsequent confirmation.
(ii) The Cadre Units will immediately inform the CS Division about the DR Assistants who join the allocated Cadres. Based on the joining information of these DR Assistants in the Cadre Units, CS-I Division will nominate them in batches of 100-120 for their Foundation Course programme at 1STM for a period of 12 weeks.
(iii) Once CS Division nominates DR Assistants for the training, they shall  stand relieved from the concerned Cadre Units. No formal relieving order would be required to be issued. It is once again reiterated that the cadre units shall indicate in unambiguous terms in the offer of appointment that successful completion of training is mandatory for completing the probation by the DR Assistants and their confirmation.
(iv) The existing instructions on the subject which inter alia provides that Assistants who qualify Combined Graduate Level Examination (hereinafter CGLE) would be directly nominated to ISTM for undergoing Foundation Course training thus stand superseded with the revised design spelt out in above paragraph.
(v) The successful candidates recommended by Staff Selection Commission based on the CGLE-2011 are accordingly allocated to various Cadre Units as detailed in the Annexure.

3. Till now all the pre appointment formalities were being carried out centrally by the CS Division of DoP&T, concerned District Authorities were requested for verification of character and antecedents of the candidates qualified as DR Assistants through CGLE-2011. Concerned District Medical Officers/Chief Medical Officers were also requested to conduct the medical examination of the candidates. Verification Reports and Medical Certificates received till date from the authorities are placed in the respective dossiers. For those candidates who are already in Government service, their present employers had been requested to furnish copies of Verification/Medical Report. These reports wherever received are placed in the respective dossiers of the candidates. Verification/Medical Reports received in CS Division after dispatch of dossiers will be sent to concerned Cadre Units as and when the same are received.

4. In terms of this Department's OM No. 16/11/93-CS.I dated November 26, 1993 if offer of appointment is issued after completion of pre-appointment formalities, the time period allowed to join the post should in no case exceed three months. This condition should also be incorporated in the offer of appointment. The Cadre Units may accordingly issue the offers of appointment immediately to those candidates whose verification and medical reports have been received. Where the verification reports are yet to be received, Cadre Units may pursue the matter with concerned District Authorities to expedite the matter so as to ensure that the candidates are appointed at the earliest.

5. The original certificates with references to date of birth and educational qualification etc. shall be verified before appointments are made by the Cadre authorities. Copies of certificates submitted by candidates claiming to belong to the SC/ST/OBC etc in support of their claim have been added to their respective dossiers. These claims may also be verified by the Cadre Units concerned.

6. 1STM has scheduled to start the 1st batch of Foundational Training Programme for DR Assistant for about 120 candidates from 21st November 2012  for a duration of 12 weeks. As such, Cadre Units are requested to issue offers appointment in clear cases without any delay and inform the CS Division about the joining of the candidates so that timely action in the matter of conduct of the scheduled Foundation Course Programme may be taken.

7. In case of any doubt or suspicion as regards the eligibility or otherwise in respect of any of the recommended/appointed candidates, concerned administrative Ministry/Department may correspond with the Staff Selection Commission giving therein complete details for getting such case(s) enquired through appropriate Government Agency.

Utkaarsh R Diwaari
Director( CSI)
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Approval of Group Term Insurance Plan issued by M/s Shriram Life Insurance Company Limited for issuance in lieu of the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976:- 
Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour, Govt. Of India)
Bhavlshya Nidhi Bhawan, 14- Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

No. C-111/16/1(154)EDLI/Exmpt/HQ/22236
Date: 19.10.2012
All Addl. Central PF Commissioners (Zones),
All Regional PF Commissioners (OIC ROs/SROs)

Subject: Approval of Group Term Insurance Plan issued by M/s Shriram Life Insurance Company Limited for issuance in lieu of the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976.

The Central Board of Trustees, in its 157th meeting had approved the proposal for allowing Insurance Companies In Private sector coming under the regulatory control of IRDA to offer the Group Insurance Scheme conferring similar or better benefits than the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 for the purpose of grant of exemption from the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976.

2. M/s Shriram life Insurance Company Limited, has approached the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation for approval of the Group Term Insurance Plan offered by them for issuance in lieu of Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976. The salient features of their policy are as under:
(i) The Policy is arranged to provide Assurance benefits to the employees with a minimum of Rs. 1,32,000 as the product minimum is Rs. 1,32,000.
(ii) All members of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 in the company will be eligible to be members of this policy. The member becomes eligible for the coverage as soon as he/she becomes the member of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952.
(iii) No member shall with draw from the Scheme so long as he satisfies the conditions of eligibility described above.
(iv) The employer (policy holder) will give an undertaking to the effect that all new members have been included from the date of their joining. If a death claim is received in respect of a member whose premium and/or name is not submitted to Shriram Life Insurance, the employer undertakes to provide the benefits for the same.
(v) "the Beneficiary” shall mean the person or persons who has/have been nominated by the Member/s as beneficiary/beneficiaries and will be the same as envisaged under the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976.
3. On a careful examination of the proposal submitted by M/s Shriram Life Insurance Company Limited, it has been found that benefits conferred by their policy ¡s better than the benefits under the Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976. Therefore, those employers who opt for their policy mentioned above to cover their employees shall before grant of relaxation/exemption from Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme. 1976.

4. Regional Provident Fund Commissioners may, therefore, forward the proposal for-exemption under Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 wherever the employer has opted for Group Term Insurance Plan of M/S Shriram Life Insurance Company Limited. However, while forwarding the proposal as per the guidelines issued by Headquarters’ Circular No. EDLI/C-I/Sc/Notification/02/General Circular dated 10/11th September 2002, a certificate on the following points may also be enclosed:
(a) That the policy was valid on the date when application of exemption from Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 was made.
(b) That the employer has enrolled all eligible members and has also given an undertaking to that effect.
(c) That the insurance benefits under no circumstances shall be less than what would otherwise have been admissible to the beneficiary under Employees’ Deposit-Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976.
(d) That the certificate of IRDA permitting M/s Shriram Life Insurance Company Limited to transact in Life Insurance business was valid at the time application for exemption from the provisions of Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976 was made.

Yours Faithfully,.
Addl. Central Provident Fund Commissioner (Compliance)

Monday, October 22, 2012

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General Pool Residential Accommodations (GPRAS) - Do & Don'ts for Allottees

Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorale of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 01.10.2012
Office Memorandum

Sub. :- Advisory to the allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodations (GPRAS).

      In the context of the subject cited above, the undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the Advisory to the allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodations (DOs and DON‘Ts).

2.  It is requested that this advisory may be brought to the notice of all the allottees of GPRAs working in your Department / Ministry including the other eligible offices/organisation for their kind information and compliance.

(J.P. Rath)
Deputy Director of Estates
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

A. DOs
The allottee shall maintain a good standard of cleanliness of the house/premises.
The outlets of wash basins and floor traps shall be maintained clean and free from left overs so as to prevent clogging.
The allottee may Immediately inform the CPWD/NBCC Service Centre in case of leakage, seepage or blocking of drain/gutters.
The allottee shall use only good quality of electrical appliances so as  not to subject the electrical installations to any damage.
Air conditioners should be procured only through manufacturer or their authorized dealers and be of reputed make.
The maintenance of the AC units should be entrusted to the authorized/qualified service centers only.
All the electric appliances and all the air conditioners and stabilizers of ACs must be kept off when not in use.
The repairs of electrical wiring/fittings in the house shall be got done only through CPWD/NBCC maintenance staff. In case of any damage only qualified electrician shall be engaged to remove faults in electrical installations.
The allottee shall water the plants, lawns and hedges from time to time as per need so that they are maintained in good health.
The allottee will take care of the flora and protect them from any sort of damage.
The allottee will plant any new plants, shrubs or trees only on consultation with CPWD/NBCC maintenance staff.
The allottee will ensure that the occupants of their servant quarters will maintain good/hygienic conditions and also do not create in convenience to others.

The allottee shall not undertake/let any unauthorized construction in the premises.
The allottee shall not tamper with any water supply sanitary and other fittings/fixtures.
The allottee shall not dump any dismantled or other materials or furniture on the roofs, balconies in common areas or over sun-shades.
The allottee should not prevent designated staffs of CPWD/NBCC from carrying out repair/inspection works during office time. They should not



CGHS block at NIMS on cards

To provide quick cashless medical facilities to CGHS patients
The Central Government Health Services (CGHS), Hyderabad is collaborating with Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) to offer exclusive services to CGHS beneficiaries at NIMS.

A special block with dedicated team of senior doctors to cater to CGHS insured persons here is on the cards.

Discussions to set up such a facility for CGHS beneficiaries at NIMS are already under way.

“In principle, the institute authorities have agreed to the proposal. Our aim is to provide quick cashless medical facilities to CGHS patients,” Additional Director, CGHS, Hyderabad, Dr. P. Parthasarathy said.

At present, CGHS beneficiaries spend nearly three days to avail specialised diagnostic facilities like CT and MRI scans at NIMS. Even for non-specialised medical facilities like outpatient services and simple diagnostic tests, pensioners are forced to spend the whole day.

In case of medical emergencies, these patients have to pay medical bills upfront at the institute and later claim through reimbursement from CGHS.

For diagnostic tests like CT and MRI scans, they have to submit a referral letter from the local CGHS dispensary, collect doctor’s prescription of NIMS and submit it back for approval. On an average, it takes three days for the CGHS beneficiary to complete this process.

“During emergencies, beneficiaries can directly get admitted to NIMS. But, they have to pay medical bills upfront and later apply for reimbursement. However, not all pensioners can handle medical bills this way. Exclusive services for CGHS at NIMS should be started quickly,” says general secretary, National Coordination Committee of Pensioners Association (NCCPA).

According to CGHS authorities, details on billing their patients are yet to be finalised.

“We are planning in such a way that patients need not pay anything up front. All the bills from NIMS will be directly sent to us. We have assured them that the bills will be cleared by us quickly,” Dr. Parthasarathy adds.

Additional Director, CGHS, Hyderabad, Dr. Parsthasarathy and NIMS Director, A. Dharma Rakshak have held meetings to hammer out the details for the project. “We are hoping that such services for CGHS patients will start by December if not later,” Dr. Parthasarathy said.

Source:The hindu

Corporate-CG scheme’ w.e.f. 01-11-2012 under New Pension Scheme

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
1st Floor, ICADR Building,Plot No.6, Vasant Kunj
Institutional Area, Phase II, New Delhi-11 0070

 Date: 18th October 2012

SUBJECT: Change in Central Government Investment Model for the Corporate Sector

Under the NPS-Corporate sector model, the Corporates have been provided option to select the Central Govt. Investment model if the investment option is exercised by the corporates for their underlying employees. The subscriber’s contribution is distributed among the three PFMs (S81, LlC and UTI) and the asset allocation replicates the scheme as applicable to the central Govt. employees. (Refer page No-10 of NPS corporate sector brochure)

2. In terms of the PFRDA circular No- PFRDA/CIR/1/PFM/1 dated 31.08.12, with effect from 1st November 2012, the private PFMs will be free to decide the Investment Management Fee within the upper ceiling of 0.25% p.a. prescribed by PFRDA at present.

3. Due to this differential Fee offered by the PFMs from 1st November 2012, a new scheme called ‘Corporate-CG scheme’ will be introduced w.e.f. 1st November 2012. The Scheme will follow the Central Govt. investment guidelines issued from time to time. The salient features will be as under:

a) This scheme will be offered by only public sector PFMs, who have obtained registration under the PFRDA (Registration of Pension Funds for Private Sector) Guidelines – 2012.

b) The system of distribution of funds among three PFMs, as at present, will no longer be available for the corporates under CG scheme and the Corporate will have to choose only one PFM offering this scheme.

4. Existing Corporate Sector Subscribers under the CG Scheme:
a) The existing three public sector PFMs (SBI, UTI & LlC) offering CG scheme will introduce the new scheme ‘corporate-CG scheme’ w.e.f. 1st November 2012 with units of face value of Rs.10.00 and an initial NAV of Rs.10.00 per unit. The funds / assets in the existing CG Scheme in respect of Corporates will be transferred to the new scheme and proportionate units in the new Corporate
CG Scheme will be allotted.

b) The existing corporates under CG scheme are allowed a time period of 60 days from 1st Nov 2012 i.e. up to 31st December 2012 to choose anyone PFM for shifting their assets. Till such times, the fee chargeable to them will be as applicable to the Central Govt. employees, whereafter charges applicable to Pvt. Sector shall be levied.

Deepa Kotnis
(General Manager)

Saturday, October 20, 2012

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Government of India
 Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya) 
(Railway Board) 

New Delhi, dated 18.10.2012  

No 2012/E(LR)1/NM 1-10

The General Secretary,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110 055

Dear Sir,

-Sub:- PNM/NFIR Item No1/2011: Gram of Financial Upgradation under MACPS to the staff who are in the same Grade Pay for more than 20 years.& PNM/NFIR Item No.16/2011- Abolition of Pay Scale and Introduction of upgraded Pay Scale with revised designation-Senior Section Engineers (Drawing)- Clarification on entry Grade Pay-Reg. 

In the last PNM/NFIR meeting held on 5th & June, 2012, it was decided to discuss the above items in a separate meeting. Accordingly, a separate meeting with EDPC-I has been fixed for 30. October, 2012 at 11.30 hrs in the Chamber of EDPC-1, Room No.332-A, DFCC building, Pragati Maidon, New Delhi
Kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
Yours faithfully, 
Director, Estt.(IR) 

Friday, October 19, 2012

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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2011-12.

No. E(P&A)11-2012/PLB-4 
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc
 (As per mailing lists No.1 & 2).

RBE No. 119 / 2012. 
New Delhi, dated : 19.10.2012. 

Subject: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for  the financial year 2011-12.

 Ref: Board's letter No. E(P&A)2012 II PLB-4 dated 18.10.2012.

Board is in receipt of see representations for mode of payment of PLB for the financial year 2011-12
General Manager may decide on the issue and ensure that the payment is made expeditiously.
This issues concurrence of Accounts Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(K. Shankar)
 Railway Board. 


Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commadants) Examination, 2012

      The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Central Armed Police Forces (Assistant Commandants) Examination, 2012 on 11th November, 2012 (Sunday) at 41 Centers all over India as per notification dated 28th July, 2012.  E-admit cards are available on the Commission’s website Candidates are advised to download and check the e-admit card carefully and bring discrepancy ,if any, to the notice of the Commission immediately. Rejection Letters citing the ground (s) for rejection have been dispatched and also put on the Union Public Service Commission Website  In case of any difficulty faced by the candidates in downloading e-Admit Card, they may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 on any working day between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM.  The candidates can also send Fax message on Fax No. 011-23387310.  No paper Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

                In case the photograph is not clear on the e-Admit Card candidates are advised to carry two (2) photographs (one identical photograph for each session) alongwith proof of identity such as identity Card or Voter Identity Card or Passport or Driving License and printout of e-Admit Card at the venue of the Examination.


(a)    Mobile Phones, Calculator or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises, where UPSC Examination is being conducted.  Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action against the concerned candidates including ban from future Examinations / Selections.

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


Thursday, October 18, 2012

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Renewal of recognition of BBC Heart Care, Pruthi Hospital, Jalandhar (Punjab) for treatment of Central Government employees under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

No. S. 14021/11/1996-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 
Dated 8th October, 2012

Subject: Renewal of recognition of BBC Heart Care, Pruthi Hospital, Jalandhar (Punjab) for treatment of Central Government employees under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

 The undersigned is directed to say that a number of representations have been received in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for renewal of recognition of BBC Heart Care, Pruthi Hospital, Jalandhar (Punjab) for treatment of Central Government Employees and their family members under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

2. In view of the hardship faced by CS(MA) beneficiaries for their own treatment and the treatment of their family members at Jalandhar (Punjab), the matter has been examined in the Ministry and it has been decided to empanel/revise the rates of BBC Heart Care, Pruthi Hospital, Jalandhar (Punjab) under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.

3. The Schedule of charges for the treatment of Central Government Employees and the member of their family under the CS(MA) Rules, 1944, will be the rates fixed for CGHS, Chandigarh. The approved rates are available on the website of CGHS ( and may be downloaded/printed.

Click here to read original Memorandum

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Production Linked Bonus for Railway Employees

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days` wages for the financial year 2011-2012 for all eligible non-gazetted railway employees.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days` PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs.1021.56 crore. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to the eligible non-gazetted railway employees is Rs. 3500/- per month.

About 12.37 lakh non-gazetted railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision.

Payment of PLB to eligible railway employees is made each year before the Dusshera/Puja holidays. The decision of the Cabinet shall be implemented before the holidays for this year as well.

The salient features of the PLB scheme evolved as a result of review of the scheme and approval of the Cabinet on 23.9.2000 are as under: -

a) The output for a year is reckoned by the equated net tonne kilometres by adding together: -
i) total goods revenue net tonne kilometres.
ii) non-suburban passenger kilometres converted by a factor of 0.076.
iii) suburban passenger kilometres converted by a factor of 0.053.

b) The input is taken as the non-gazetted staff strength (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel), increased by the incremental increase/decrease in capital during the year. Incremental capital is confined to Rolling Stock utilised for movement of trains. The measurement of capital is in terms of tractive effort (Diesel Electric & Electric) for Locomotives, carrying capacity for Wagons and seating capacity for Coaches. The tractive effort of locomotives and carrying capacity of Wagons/Coaches together are given equal weight The relative weight of wagons and coaches is determined on the basis of ratio of goods train kilometres and passenger train kilometres in the total train kilometres.

Based on this principle, the relative weights are 0.50 for Tractive Effort, 0.20 for Wagon Capacity and 0.30 for Seating Capacity. Thus, the percentage increase in Tractive Effort over the base year is multiplied by 0.50; similarly the percentage increase in Wagon Capacity and Seating Capacity is multiplied by 0.20 and 0.30 respectively and added up to arrive at the total percentage increase in capital. The labour input i.e. non-gazetted staff strength is then increased to the extent of this percentage increase in the incremental capital, c) The ratio of the output to the input is the productivity index for the year.


Railways were the first departmental undertaking of the Government of India where the concept of PLB was introduced. The main consideration at that time was the important role of the Railways as an infrastructural support in the performance of the economy as a whole. In the overall context of railway working, it was considered desirable to introduce the concept of PLB as against the concept of Bonus on the lines of The Payment of Bonus Act -1965. Even though the Payment of Bonus Act does not apply to the railways, yet the broad principles contained in that Act were kept in view for the purpose of determining the "Wage/Pay Ceiling”, definition of `Salary`/`Wage`, etc. The PLB Scheme for the railways came into force from 1979-80 onwards, and was evolved in consultation with the two recognised federations viz. the All India Railwaymen`s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen and with the approval of the Cabinet. The scheme envisages a review every three years.

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, October 18th 2012

Subject: Risk Allowance to Central Government employees

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.21012/4/88- Estt.(Allowances) dated 22nd August, 1988, on the captioned subject and to state that in partial modification of the aforesaid O.M., the President is pleased to revise the rates of Risk Allowance in respect of the existing categories of Central Government employees with effect from 1st September, 2008, as under:

Sl no   Categories of employees Revised rates in rupees
 per month 
 1  Unskilled workers


 2  Semi-skilled workers


 3  Skilled workers


 4  Supervisors


 5  Non-gazetted officers engaged
 in Nitro Glycerine preparation


 6  Gazetted officers engaged in
Nitro Glycerine preparation


 7  Danger Building Officers


2. The amount of Risk Allowance would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. No separate instructions on this count would be required.

3. All other terms and conditions envisaged in the O.M. dated 22.08.1988 shall continue to apply.

(Vibha G.Mishra)


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File No. 26-05/2012-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts 
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated :18.10. 2012
All Chief Postmasters General,
Postmasters General
General Managers (Finance)
/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)

Subject: - Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2011-2012


I am directed to convey the approval of the President of India for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2011-2012 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D`,Group `C` and non Gazetted Group `B`. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and Ad-hoc payment of Bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period/year.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of Bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.

2.1 Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-
Average emoluments X Number of days of Bonus 30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)

2.2. The term “Emoluments” for regular Departmental Employees includes basic Pay in the pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowance), S.B.Allowance, Deputation (Duty ) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance given to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawl of salary exceeding Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during the accounting year 2011-12 the Emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month only.

2.3. “ Average Emoluments” for regular Employees is arrived at by dividing by twelve ,the total salary drawn during the year 2011-12 for the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012, by restricting each month’s salary to Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only) per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month, proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.3500/- (Rs. Three Thousand Five hundred only)

2.4. In case of those regular employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies- non was imposed ,or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.88 will apply.

2.5. Those employees who resigned, retired, left service or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts on or after 1.4.2011 will also be entitled to Bonus. In case of all such employees, the Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3.1 In respect of Gramin Dak Sevaks who were on duty throughout the year during 2011-2012, Average monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012 divided by 12 (Twelve). However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) in any month during this period., the allowances will be restricted to Rs 2500/- (Rs.Two Thousand Five hundred only) per month. Ex-gratia payment of Bonus may be calculated by applying the Bonus formula as mentioned below:-

Average TRCA X Number of days of Bonus
30.4 (Average no. of days in a month)

3.2 The allowances drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards Bonus calculation for either the substitute or the incumbent Gramin Dak Sevaks. In respect of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were appointed in short term vacancies in Postman/Group `D` Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.91 will apply.

3.3 If a Gramin Dak Sevak has been on duty for a part or the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service,he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia Bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 .

3.4. Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned, discharged or left service on or after 1.4.2010 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5. In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off duty or on whom dies non was imposed, or both during the accounting year ,the clarificatory orders issued vide Para 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt I) dated 11.6.81 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt II) will apply.

4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers ) who worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.3.2012 will be paid ad-hoc Bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs.1200/- (Rupees Twelve Hundred only)

The maximum ad-hoc Bonus will be calculated as below:-
(Notional monthly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of Bonus)

30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of Bonus per day will work out as indicated below:_

Maximum ad-hoc Bonus for the year

The above rate of Bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012. In case where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs. 1200/-during the period 1.4.2011 to 31.3.2012 the actual monthly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc Bonus due in such cases.

5. The amount of Bonus /Ex gratia payment /Adhoc Bonus payable under this order will be rounded to the nearest rupee. The payment of Productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head `Salaries` under the relevant Sub –Head of account to which the pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2012-2013.

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all units by Circle and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the total amount of Bonus paid and the total number of employees (category-wise) to whom it was distributed for the Department as a whole.

7. These issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No. 262/FA/12/Cs dated 18.12.2012.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged
Assistant Director General (Estt)


Tuesday, October 16, 2012


Continuation of empanelment of hospitals, laboratories and imaging centres under CGHS and revalidation of CGHS package rates till 31st March, 2013

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

No. S 11041/23/2009/-CGHS (Hosp. Cell) / CGHS (P)/Pt-IX
Dated the 15th October, 2012
Sub: Continuation of empanelment of private hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres under CGHS and revalidation of CGHS package rates - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the various office memoranda issued by this office from time to time vide which private hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres were empanelled under CGHS in Delhi & NCR and other CGHS covered cities from 7th October 2010 onwards which would be completing empanelment period of ‘2’ years before 31st March 2013 and to state that it has been decided to extend the validity of empanelment of such empanelled hospitals, diagnostic laboratones and imaging centers on the same terms and conditions under which they were empanelled, till 31st March 2013 or till next empanelment, whichever is earlier.

2. Similarly, the CGHS rates notified in 2010-11 in Delhi & NCR and other cities are also revalidated till further revision of the rates.

3. The private hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres, which are not interested to continue their empanelment under CGHS shall have to submit letters seeking withdrawal of empanelment on or before 31st October 2012, failing which it shall be construed that they intend to continue their empanelment under CGHS as per the terms and conditions of MOA signed with CGHS by them. The private hospitals, diagnostic laboratories and imaging centres are also required to submit revalidated Performance Bank Guarantee (in case they expire prior to 31st March, 2013.)

4. The hospitals shall however complete the treatment as per the same terms and conditions in respect of CGHS beneficiaries, who were already admitted prior to issue of this O.M.

6. These Orders shall be effective from the date of its issue.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source :

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Guidelines on Internship for Undergraduates pursuing five year integrated course in Law under the Centrally sponsored Scheme year for the 2012-2013

F. No 1/21/2012- IR 
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training, 
North Block, New Delhi-110001 
Dated 15th  October, 2012 
Office Memorandum 

Subject: Guidelines on Internship for Undergraduates pursuing five year integrated course in Law under the Centrally sponsored Scheme on "Improving Transparency and Accountability in government through effective implementation of Right to Information Act" for the year 2012-2013

1.0  Introduction - The Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India, is the nodal Ministry for the Right to Information Act. It is administering a Plan scheme titled 'Improving Transparency and Accountability in Government through effective Implementation of the Right to Information Act'. The primary goal of the scheme is to contribute towards more accountable and transparent government and it has several components including programmes
for awareness generation, training and e-governance initiatives for RTI for achieving the purpose. An Internship Programme has been a felt need for the Ministries and Departments in the Government of India, which is beneficial both to the Departments and the interns. This will help the Ministry/ Department consolidate and document its experience in the implementation of RTI, its successes, constraints in implementation, identify the areas which need more attention, address the gap areas and suggest what more needs to be done to help achieve the objectives of the Act. The interns would be familiarized with the process of seeking information and enabling access to information under the RTI regime. Under the scheme, DOPT is offering short-term internships to Undergraduates pursuing five year integrated course in Law to conduct an analysis of RTI Applications in select public authorities.

2.0 Areas of Study and Research Output The RTI Internship is being offered to analyze a sample of the RTI
applications received in the year 2011-2012 by select public authorities. The analysis of the applications would aim to get an overall picture of the applications received and do an indepth study of the information sought  and the response by the CPIO/ Public Authority. Templates of the to  to study and analyze the RTI applications and the last week for writing the report.

e) The interns will be required to study the applications received by 5 CP1Os within the public authority which receive the maximum applications. They will be required to select randomly 20 applications from each CPIO for study. In case the Public Authority has only one CPIO the interns may study RTI applications received by 5 divisions.

The interns are expected to collect the sample RTI applications and finish Template I in the first week and then finish Template II in the next two weeks. Copies of all RTI applications analysed will be submitted to DOPT alongwith the report. A soft copy of the templates has to be submitted to the email id  by 1 st  February, 2013. Non submission of either will be read as an incomplete report.

(Anuradha S. Chagti) 
Director (IR) 


Monday, October 15, 2012

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Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax -Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs.800 to Rs.3200 plus D.A. thereon.


No. F(X) I-2012/23/9

New Delhi, Dated: 10.10.2012.


Sub:- Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax -Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs.800 to Rs.3200 plus D.A. thereon.

   The undersigned is directed to draw the attention of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Central Board of Direct Taxes towards para 5.2(10) (i) at page 14 of their Circular No. 05/2011 dated 16.08.2011 wherein it has been specified that the transport allowance granted to an employee to meet his expenditure for the purpose of commuting between the place of his residence and the place of duty is exempt to the extent of Rs. 800/- per month.

   Representations are being received in the Ministry of Railways from various federations of Railways. The Federations have represented that Transport Allowance was introduced with the concept of providing financial support to the Central Government Employees who incur considerable amounts for their day-to-day travel from their residence to the work place. This had materialized based on the recommendations of the V CPC which introduced Transport Allowance in 3 slabs at the rate of Rs. 100. Rs. 400 and Rs. 800, based on the classification of the cities/towns under Urban Agglomeration Act. Further, a prerequisite was introduced to allow this facility for those who stay beyond 1 km radius from the place of work.

   A decision was taken to equate such allowance on par with normal Travelling/Daily Allowance and these amounts have also been exempted from computation of annual income and exempted from the purview of Income Tax vide Income Tax(Eighth Amendment) Rules, 1995 notified vide F.No. 142/9/95-TPL dt. 7-7-1995.

   The VI CPC, while reviewing the system of grant of Transport Allowance has recommended to enhance the same from Rs. 100 to Rs. 800, Rs. 400 to Rs. 1600 and Rs. 800 to Rs. 3200, for Pay Bands 1 to 4 respectively. The City Compensatory Allowance was Withdrawn. It was also recommended to provide the coverage of D.A. to Transport Allowance as per increase in the Consumer Price Index.

   Ministry of Finance are therefore requested to include the request of the Railways for taking due action for enhancing exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus DA Thereon.

(M.Anand Krishna) 
Deputy Director, Finance (Exp.) 
Railway Board.



Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.7.2012 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies

No.1(3)/2008-E.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 15th October, 2012

Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.7.2012 to the employees of Central Government and 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 20th April, 2012 revising the Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2012 in respect of employees of Central Government and 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 Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 139% to 151% w.e.f. 1.7.2012. 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.

(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Thursday, October 11, 2012

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Central Information Commission (Group C) Recruitment Rules, 2012.

(Department of Personnel and Training)


New Delhi, the 29th August, 2012

   G.S.R.655(E).—In  exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (d) of sub-section (2) of section 27 of the Right to Information Act,2005,(22 of 2005), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the posts of Upper Division Clerk, Stenographer Grade 'D' and Multi Tasking Staff in the Central Information Commission, namely:-

1.  Short title and commencement:-

   (1) These rules may be called the Central Information Commission (Group 'C') Recruitment Rules, 2012.

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

2.  Number of post, classification and Pay Band and grade pay or Pay Scale: - The number of post, their classification and the Pay band and grade pay or pay scale attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

3.  Method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications etc: - The method of recruitment, age limit, qualifications and other matters relating to the said post shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

4.  Disqualification.  - No person,  -

   (a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or

   (b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person,

   shall be eligible for appointment to the said post:

   Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5.  Power to relax: -  Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6.  Saving: - Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, ex-Serviceman and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Central Government from time to time in this regard.

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