Saturday, March 30, 2013

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Consolidated instructions relating to action warranted against Government servants remaining away from duty without - authorisation/grant of leave — Rule position

No. 13026/3/2012-Estt (Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 28th March, 2013.

Subject:- Consolidated instructions relating to action warranted against Government servants remaining away from duty without - authorisation/grant of leave — Rule position

The undersigned is directed to say that various references are being received from Ministries/Departments seeking advice/post facto regularisation of unauthorised absence. It has been observed that due seriousness is not being accorded by the administrative authorities to the various rule provisions, inter alia under the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, for taking immediate and appropriate action against Government servants staying away from duty without prior sanction of leave or overstaying the periods of sanctioned leave. It is reiterated that such absence is unauthorised and warrants prompt and stringent action as per rules. It has been observed that concerned administrative authorities do not follow the prescribed procedure for dealing with such unauthorised absence.

2. In view of this, attention of all Ministries/Departments is invited to the various provisions of the relevant rules, as indicated in the following paragraphs for strict adherence in situations of unauthorised absence of Government servants. It is also suggested that these provisions may be brought to the notice of all the employees so as to highlight the consequences which may visit if a Government servant is on unauthorised absence. The present OM intends to provide ready reference points in respect of the relevant provisions, hence it is advised that the relevant rules, as are being cited below, are referred to by the competent authorities for appropriate and judicious application. The relevant provisions which may be kept in mind while considering such cases are indicated as follows:

(a) Proviso to FR 17(1)
The said provision stipulates that an officer who is absent from duty without any authority shall not be entitled to any pay and allowances during the period of such absence.
(b) FR 17-A
The said provision inter alia provides that where an individual employee remains absent unauthorisedly or deserts the post, the period of such absence shall be deemed to cause an interruption or break in service of the employee, unless otherwise decided by the competent authority for the purpose of leave travel concession and eligibility for appearing in departmental examinations, for which a minimum period of service is required.

(c) Rule 25 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972
The said provision addresses the situation where an employee overstays beyond the sanctioned leave of the kind due and admissible, and the competent authority has not approved such extension. The consequences that flow from such refusal of extension of leave include that:
     i the Government servant shall not be entitled to any leave salary for such absence;
    ii the period shall be debited against his leave account as though it were half pay leave to the extent such leave is due, the period in excess of such leave due being treated as extraordinary leave
    iii wilful absence from duty after the expiry of leave renders a Government servant liable to disciplinary action.

With respect to (iii) above, it may be stated that all Ministries/ Departments are requested to ensure that in all cases of unauthorised absence by a Government servant, he should be informed of the consequences of such absence and be directed to rejoin duty immediately/ within a specified period, say within three days, failing which he would be liable for disciplinary action under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. It may be stressed that a Government servant who remains absent without any authority should be proceeded against immediately and this should not be put off till the absence exceeds the limit prescribed under the various provisions of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and the disciplinary case should be conducted and concluded as quickly as possible.
(d) Rule 32(6) of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972
This provision allows the authority competent to grant leave, to commute retrospectively periods of absence without leave into extraordinary leave under Rule 32(6) of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972. A similar provision also exists under rule 27(2) of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. It may please be ensured that discretion allowed under these provisions is exercised judiciously, keeping in view the circumstances and merits of each individual case. The period of absence so regularised by grant of extra ordinary leave shall normally not count for the purpose of increments and for the said purpose it shall be regulated by provisions of FR 26(b(ii).

3. All Ministries/ Departments should initiate appropriate action against delinquent Government servants as per rules.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India 


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Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres.

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi - 110 108
No: S.1l030/55/2012-CGHS(P)
Dated the 26th March, 2013

Subject: Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres.

        The undersigned is directed to refer to the OM of even no. dated 20th December, 2012 Vide which the new timings of 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM in the CGHS Wellness Centres in Delhi NCR were enforced w.e.f. lst January, 2013. The Ministry has received suggestions from different sections of CGHS beneficiaries in this regard and after due consideration of the same, it has been decided to further revise the timings of CGHS Wellness Centres from the current timings of 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM to the revised timings of 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM as per the following details:

The CGHS Wellness Centres will be functional from 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM.

The Wellness Centres will observe a lunch break of 30 minutes from 1.00 PM to 1.30 PM.

The six dispensaries in New Delhi working round the clock will not be covered under the revised timings and they will continue to function in shifts as usual.

The new timings will be applicable to all CGHS Wellness Centres in all CGHS cities across the country.

The new timings would also apply to the AYUSH dispensaries /units under CGHS all over the country.

The new timings will be effective from 1st April, 2013.

This issues with the approval of Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
[V.P. Singh]
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Friday, March 29, 2013

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

According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for February, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 223 (two hundred and twentythree). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.90 per cent between January and February compared with 0.51 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 1.28 per cent, contributing 1.40 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Miscellaneous and Fuel & Light groups with 0.62 and 0.80 per cent increase respectively contributing 0.27 and 0.11 percentage points to the change. At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk, Onion, Tea (Readymade), Electricity Charges, Rail Fare, Petrol, etc. However, this was compensated by Root Vegetables and Sugar, putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 12.06 per cent for February, 2013 as compared to 11.62 per cent for the previous month and 7.57 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 14.98 per cent against 14.08 per cent of the previous month and 5.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Belgaum and Munger-Jamalpur centres recorded the largest increase of 7 points each followed by Vijaywada, Tiruchirapally and Jharia (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 5 centres, 4 points in 6 centre, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, 4 points decline was reported in Coimbatore, followed by Tirpura and Guwahati (3 points each) and 1 point in 7 centres. Rest of the 14 centres’ indices remained stationary.

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

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of March, 2013 will be released on Tuesday, 30 April, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website


Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) Offices to Remain open on 29th, 30th & 31stmarch, 2013 ; Proposed Nationwide Strike by the Associations of Superintendents and Inspectors of Central Excise for 29th, 30th & 31s T March, 2013 Stands Withdrawn

All Offices under the Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) shall be open on 29th, 30th & 31st March, 2013 observing their normal office hours, as a part of trade facilitation measure.

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has also decided that all designated branches of agency banks and RBI offices conducting government business will keep their counters open on March 29, 30 & 31, 2013 to accept government taxes. All necessary facilities and infrastructure for e- payment shall be open on these days.

It is also informed that proposed nationwide strike by the Associations of Superintendents and Inspectors of Central Excise for 29th, 30th & 31st, 2013 has been withdrawn .

To ensure that the Trade faces no problem in clearances etc. on these days, additional staff including IRS (Customs & Central Excise) probationers has been deployed.


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Introduction of Annual Medical Examination for the Group ‘A’ officers of Central Civil Services of age 40 years and above.-List of empanelled Hospitals for undergoing Annual Medical Examination

No.21011/1/2009 – Estt (A) – Part
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi, 
20th March, 2013.


Subject: Introduction of Annual Medical Examination for the Group ‘A’ officers of Central Civil Services of age 40 years and above.

 In continuation with this Department’s OM of even number dated 1st February, 2012 on the above subject, the undersigned is directed to enclose herewith the following:-

(i) Full address of 26 Hospitals in Delhi/NCR circulated alongwith abovementioned OM dated 1st February 2012.

(ii) List of empanelled Hospitals for undergoing Annual Medical Examination in the cities (other than Delhi/NCR) as provided by Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide OM No. A-17020/1/2010-MS dated 28.12.12. If any clarification in respect of these empanelled hospitals as mentioned in the enclosed list is required, the same may be obtained directly from Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

(Mohinder Kumar)
Director (E-II)

List of Hospitals in Delhi/NCR

 1  Fortis Fit. Lt. Raja Dhall Hospital.  Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital. Sec.-B,
Pocket-I, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
 2  Fortis International Hospital.  Fortis International Hospital, Noida. B-22, Sec.62, Noida-201301
3 Escort Heart Institute and Research Centre. Escort Heart Institute and Research Centre. Okhla Road, New Delhi-25
 3  Escort Heart Institute and Research Centre.  Escort Heart Institute and Research Centre. Okhla Road, New Delhi-25
 4  Sarvodaya Hospital.  Sector-8, Ymca Road, Faridabad Sector-8,
 5  Kailash Hospital.  Kailash Hospital Ltd., 23, KP-1,
Greater Noida-201305.
 6  Metro Hospital & Cancer Institute.  Metro Hospital & Cancer Institute.
21, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110092.
 7  R.L.K.C Hospital &Heart Institute  R,L.K.C Hospital & Heart Institue
Depot, New Delhi. (A unit of R.L. Khera Charitable Trust), Naraina Road, Noar Shadipur-110008
 8  MGS Hospital. MGS Hospital,  35/37 Rohtak Road, West Punjabi Bagh, New Delhi-26
 9  Kukreja Hospital.   Kukreja Hospital & Heart Centre, West Zone, C-1 Vishal Enclave Rajouri Garden New Delhi-18.
 10  Paras Hospital.  Paras Hospital, C-1, Sushant Lok, Phase-1,
Guargaon, Haryana
 11  B.L.Kapoor Memorial Hospital  B.L.Kapoor Memorial Hospital Pusa Road,
Karol Bagh, New Delhi-110060.
 12  Kalra Hospital.   Karla Hospital SRCNC. A-5&6, Kirti Nagar, Main Najafgarh Road,
New Delhi-110015.
 13  Max Superspeciality Hospital  Max Superspeciality Hospital. 1 Press
Enclave Road, Saket, New Delhi-110017.
 14  Max Superspeciality Hospital  .Max Superspeciality Hospital, 108A,
Indraprastha Extension Patparganj, New Delhi-110092.
 15  Narender Mohan Hospital.  Narender Mohan Hospital, Mohan Nagar,
Ghaziabad, U.P-201007.
 16   Apollo Hospital.  Apollo Hospital Noida Sector 26, Noida (UP)- 201301.
 17  Max Health Care  Max Health Care. Gurgaon, Block-B,
Shushant Lok, Phase-I. Gurgaon-01.
 18  Sunderlal Jain Charitable Hospital.  Sunderlal Jain Charitable Hospital,
Ashok Vihar, Phase-III, Delhi-110052.
 19   Bansal Hospital.  Bansal Hospital. A-1, New Friends
Colony, New Delhi-25.
 20  Yashoda Hospital.   Yashoda Hospital.
III-M, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad-201010
 21  St.Stephen’s Hospital.  St.Stephen’s Hospital. Tis Hazari,
 22 .Sumitra Hospital.
Sumitra Hospital. A-119, Sec.35,
 23  Metro Hospital & Heart Insitute.  Metro Hospital & Heart Institute, X-1, Sec.12, Noida-201301
 24  Dr.P.Bhasin Path Labs (P) Ltd.   Dr.P.Bhasin Path Labs (P) Ltd., S-13, Opp-M Block Market, Greater Kailash 1, Delhi-48.
 25 Surbhi Hospital.  Surbhi Hospital Pvt. Ltd. Near City
CentreMetro, Golf Course Road,  Morna, Sec.35, Noida-201301. 
 26  Prakash Hospital.  Prakash Hospital Pvt. Ltd. D-12, 12-A, 12-B, Sec.-33, Noida-201301

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
(M.S. Section)

Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi,
Dated the 28th December, 2012
Office Memorandum

Subject:  Introduction of Annual Medical Examination for Central Civil Services Group ‘A’ officers.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T’s OM No.21011/1/2009-Estt (A)- Part dated 16.08.2012 on the subject mentioned above and to inform that this Ministry has received 45 (approx) duly signed MOA from the hospitals situated outside Delhi/NCR for conducting proposed medical examination. A detailed list in this regard is attached.

It is also informed that in Delhi/NCR, no new hospital has been empanelled for this purpose.

(Arun Chaudhary)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 1  Ahmedabad
 2  Allahabad  1 Jeevan Jyoti Hospital
2 Vatsalya Maternity &Surgical Centre Pvt. Ltd. (MOAs not received)
 3  Bangalore   1 Apollo Hospital
2.  Anand Diagnostic Laboratory
 4  Bhubaneshwar  1.      Institute of Medical Science
2.      Hi-tech Medical College & Hospital
3.      Apollo Hospital
(Only photo copy of MOAs received)
 5  Chennai  1.      Noble Hospital, Purasawalkam, Chennai
2.      MIOT Hospitals, Manapakkam, Chennai
3.      Medall Health Care Private Ltd, Guindy, Chennai (MOAs not received)
 6  Guwahati
 7 Hyderabad

 8  Jaipur
 9  Jabalpur  1.      Jabalpur Hospital and Research centre.
2.      City Hospital and Research centre.
3.      National Hospital.
4.      Marble City Hospital and Research centre.

 10  Kanpur
 11  Lucknow
 12  Meerut
 13  Mumbai
 14   Nagpur  1.      Mure Memorial Hospital.
2.      Shri Radhakrishna Hospital & Research Institute.
3.      Ranibow Medinova Diagnostic Services. (Photocopy of MOAs received).

 15  Patna
 16  Pune
 17  Ranchi
 18  Thiruvananthapuram
 19  Chandigarh
 20  Bhopal  1.      Chirayu Medical College & Hospital.
 21  Shillong  1.      There is no private empanelled hospital in shillong.
 22  Dehradun


 1  Andhra Pradesh

 1. Vijaywada
 1. Dr. Ramesh Cardiac & Multispeciality Hospital
1. Swatantra Hospital.
 2  Arunachal Pradesh

 3  Assam
 4  Bihar
 5  Jharkhand

 6  Chandigarh (UT)

 7  Delhi (UT)

 8  Goa
 9  Gujarat  1. Vadodara  1. Banker Heart Institute.  3
 10  Haryana
 11  Himachal Pradesh
 12  Jammu &Kashmir
 13  Karnataka
 14  Kerala  1. Cochin  1. Indira Gandhi Co-Operative Hospital
2. Cochin Hospital
 15  Madhya Pradesh  1. Gwalior

2  Betul

3. Bhopal
 1. BIMR Hospital
2. Kalyan Memorial & KDJ Hospital.

1. Padhar Hospital.

1. People’s Hospitals
2. L.B.S. Hospital and Research Centre.


 16  Meghalaya
 17  Mizoram
 18  Maharashtra  1. Pune

2. Nashik


4.Ahmad nagar

5 Solapur
 1. Pawana Hospital
2. Madhukar General Hospital, Anand Nagar.

1. Rajebhadur Heart Foundation.

Wanless Hospital &Research Centre

1 Anandrishiji  hospital& medical research centre

 1 Ashwini Sahakari Rugnalaya. 
 19  Orissa
 20  Punjab
 21  Rajasthan  1 Mountabu
2 Ajmer
 1J Watumull Global Hospital
1. Gheesibai Memorial Mittal Hospital.

Goyal hospital & research centre
 22  Tamil nadu1 Tutucorin

2 Madurai


1 Sundaram Arulraj hospital

1Meenakshi Mission  Hospital

1 KJ hospital

1The Salvation Army Catherine Booth Hospital , Nagercoil.

 23  Westbengal
 24  Uttar pradesh  1Agra  Pushpanjali hospital &research centre  24
25        Utraghand         Dehradun     1. Himalayan Insitute Hospital Trust      25


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A-2/95,Manishinath Bhawan,
Rajouri Garden,
New Delhi-110 027

Conf/26/2013 Dated: 24.3.2013 
Dear Comrade,

We invite your attention to the efforts undertaken by us after the 12th December, one day strike action to bring about a united action by the Railway, Defence and other Central Government employees on certain pressing demands. In this connection you will recall that Com. S.K. Vyas, our President had been writing and following it up with telephonic conversations to bring about such a platform for action. We are happy to inform you that the AIRF and AIDEF has now agreed to bring about a joint platform of action to project two important demands of the CGEs. Viz. the setting up of the 7th CPC and the withdrawal of the PFRDA Bill.

We send herewith the joint Circular letter issued by the three organizations on 23.3.2013 calling upon its units to organize a joint demonstration on 29th April, 2013 in front of all offices throughout the country. The affiliates and State Committees are requested to take initiative in organizing the programme with maximum participation of members of the three organizations at a mutually agreed Central place in all Cities/towns and other places. All Units should be requested to send the telegram to the Prime Minister and a report of the extent of participation sent to the Confederation CHQ by 3rd May, 2013. We shall review the participation in the programme at our National Conference at Kolkata.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally, 

K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General.


ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN FEDERATION4, State Entry Road,New Delhi-110055.
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.Manishinath Bhawan. A2/95 Rajouri Gardn, New Delhi. 110 027


23rd March.2013 

Dear Comrades,
As you are aware, the Government in reply to a question raised in the Parliament has stated that setting up of the 7thCentral Pay Commission for effecting wage revision of central Government employees is not presently under its consideration. You will recall, that a similar statement was made by the then Finance Minister, when the demand for setting up the 6th CPC was raised by the employees. The Joint movement of the Central Government employees, for which we created the platform of the Steering Committee of the organizations participating in the JCM under the leadership of Late Com. J.P. Chaubey, the then General Secretary of All India Railway men Federation could ensure that the Government rescind its stand then and set up the 6th CPC. The real value of wages determined by the 6th CPC has now been eroded to the extent of above 100% due to the unprecedented inflation in the economy and spiralling rise in the prices of essential commodities. While the Government permits wage negotiation and revision in the fully owned Public Sector Undertakings every five years, the denial to revise the wages of Central Government employees despite such large scale erosion in the real value of wages is absolutely unjustified.

The Government had been persisting with the enactment of the PRFDA Bill in the Parliament in almost all sessions ever since the UPA II Government took over. Ironically they could elicit support from the main Opposition Party in the country for this ill advised enactment. Lakhs of new workers who have joined in various organizations of the Government since 2004 are worried of their future, which is forlorn and bleak, in the wake of the denial of an age old social security scheme of Pension. We have been together opposing this move right from the day, the NDA Government introduced the bill in the Parliament in 2003. However, our efforts, actions and objections have all been ignored with disdain by the Government. Though they could not muster enough support required to pass the bill in the Parliament, the Union Cabinet has recently taken the decision to allow 49% FDI in the pension fund.

We are to channelize our efforts through a wider platform of Unity. Efforts are on anvil to bring about such a platform. In the meantime, we have decided to call upon all Units and Branches of AiRF, Confederation and AIDEF to organize Demonstration on 29th April, 2013. in front of all offices and send the following telegram to the Prime Minister.


Name of the Unit:……………………
With greetings,
Yours fraternally,

General Secretary, AIRF                              KKN. KUTTY.                                                                                      
Secretary General. Confederation.                              C. SRiKUMAR.
 General Secretary.AIDEF


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Recommendation of Department Relates Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment

Parliament Committee Matter 

No.41013/1/2013-Estt. (D) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel 8v Training) 
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated: the 25th March, 2013 


Subject:- —Recommendation of Department Relates Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment- reg. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 9.3 of the 23rd Report on Government Policy on Compassionate Ground given by Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, Rajya Sabha. The Committee inter-alia recommended as under:

i. The guidelines/circulars issued by the Government must be complied with and a feedback must be obtained from each of the administrative Ministries so that a cross check can be in place to see that the instructions issued are followed properly.

ii. The role of the administrative Ministries under which the particular PSU comes become all the more important and it should pass on each and every instruction issued by the Government of India to the PSUs and receive the confirmation from them and send the feedback to the Government of India.

iii. A yearly report must be sent to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) by the administrative Ministries to ensure whether the instructions issued by the Government are complied with and the Ministry of Personnel must also call for a report on the issue per annum.

2. The Department of Public Enterprises vide their letter no. 2(63)07-DPE(GM) dated 1 1 th March 2008 informed the Committee that Vittal Committee has reviewed the guidelines issued by them in the matter of compassionate appointment. CPSEs were given autonomy to frame their own guideline on compassionate appointment keeping in view their operational/business requirements. The Department of Financial Services informed that the scheme formulated and circulated by the Indian Banks' Association to all the public sector banks, ensures the uniform application of the appointment on compassionate grounds or exgratia in lieu thereof.

3. All the administrative Ministries/Department are requested to furnish an annual report in the enclosed proforma latest by 30th April of every year, indicating the status of implementation of government instructions on compassionate appointment as on 31st March of that year. Initially separate reports for three years covering the period from 01.04.2010 to 31.03.2011, 01.04.2011 to 31.03.2012 and 01.04.2012 to 31.03.2013 should be sent. Thereafter, an annual report covering the period from 1st April of the preceding year to 31st March of the current years be sent. While forwarding the report, the status of compassionate appointment in public sector units/banks/Insurance companies, autonomous bodies etc. may be indicated.

(Virender Singh) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

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Web Based Pensioner Portal to Facilitate Grievance Redressal of Pensioners, 17 Lakh Hits Received on the Portal

The Department of Pension & Pensioners` Welfare has developed a web-based `Pensioners` Portal`, under the National e-Governance Plan for dissemination of pension related information as well as registration of pensioners` grievances online. Addressing the media during the National Editors Conference in the Capital, Mr. V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office stated that welfare of pensioners and their families is of utmost concern for the Government. The department has on date received 56836  pension grievances and Redressed 38822 cases. More than 17 lakh hits have been received on the pensioner portal.  

The minister stated that welfare of the pensioners and their families was a top priority for the Government.  Mr.  Narayanasamy highlighted the steps taken by the government for pensioner’s welfare:

a)         Enhancement of minimum pension/family pension from Rs.1275/- to Rs. 3500/- per month (Post VIth CPC);

b)         Minimum increase of 40 percent of the pre-revised basic pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners;

c)         Grant of additional pension ranging from 20% to 100% to old pensioners/family pensioners of the age of 80 years and above;

d)         Grant of full pension on completion of 10 years of qualifying service (instead of 33 years of qualifying service);

e)         Raising of ceiling for gratuity from Rs. 3.5 lakhs to Rs.10 lakhs;

f)          Continuance of family pension to childless widow on remarriage;

g)         Period of enhanced family pension in the event of death of a Government servant while in service increased from 7 to 10 years.

h)         Ex-gratia lumpsum compensation to families of employees who lost their lives in the performance of duty, enhanced from Rs. 5 lakh/7.5 lakh to Rs. 10 lakh/15 lakh.

i)          Grant of Constant Attendant Allowance to 100 percent disabled pensioners who retired in accordance with the CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules.

j)          Grant of disability pension to Government servants who have rendered less than ten years of service and got disabled and boarded out of service.  Earlier such government servants were entitled to only service gratuity as the eligibility for disability pension was ten years of service

k)         Dependent disabled siblings (i.e. brothers/sisters) of a Government servant/ pensioner allowed family pension for life.

Mr. V Narayanasamy spoke about the new Initiatives taken by Govt. to help the pensioners which provide for Grant of family pension to disabled children after their marriage amongst other measures.


Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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FAQ ON General entitlement of leave,Leave Encashment with LTC ,Study Leave

No. 21011/08 / 2013-Estt(AL)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Establishment (Leave) Section

General entitlement of leave

 SNO Frequently asked Question   Answer
 1  What is the maximum period of leave of
any kind which can be allowed to a
Government servant? What is the impact if
such limit is exceeded? What is the
 impact if such limit is exceeded?
 No. Government servant shall be granted leave
 of any kind for a continuous period of 5 years {Rule 12(1))
Normally, absence from duty, with
 or without leave, for a continuous period exceeding
5 years other than on foreign service,
implies that such Government servant has deemed
 to have resigned from Government service. {Rule 12(2))
 2  What are the leave entitlements of Govt. servants serving in a vacation regulates Department?  The rule 28 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 which came into effect from 1.9.2008 the grant of Earned Leave for persons serving in the Vacation Department. The said rule provides for as follows:-
(1) (a) A Government servant(other than a military officer) serving in a Vacation Department shall not be entitled to any earned leave in respect of duty performed in any year in which he avails himself of the full vacation.
(b) In respect of any year in which a Government servant avails himself of a portion of the vacation, he shall be entitled to earned leave in such proportion of 30 days, as the number of days of vacation not taken bears to the full vacation: Provided that no such leave shall be admissible to a Government servant not in permanent employ or quasi-permanent employ in respect of the first year of his service.
(c) If, in any year, the Government servant does not avail himself of any vacation, earned leave shall be admissible to him in respect of that year under rule 26.
For the purpose of this rule, the term meaning a calendar year in which duty is performed but as meaning twelve months of actual duty in a Vacation Department.
A Government servant entitled to vacation shall be considered to have availed himself of a vacation or a portion of a vacation unless he has been required by general or special order of a higher authority to forgo such vacation or portion of a vacation:
Provided that if he has been prevented by such order from enjoying more than fifteen days of the vacation, he shall be considered to have availed himself of no portion of the vacation.
When a Government servant serving in a Vacation Department proceeds on leave before completing a full year of duty, the earned leave admissible to him shall be calculated not with reference to the vacations which fall during the period of actual duty rendered before proceeding on leave but with reference to the vacation that falls during the year commencing from the date on which he completed the previous year of duty.
As per Rule 29(1) the half pay leave account of every Government servant (other than a military officer shall be credited with half pay leave in advance, in two instalments of ten days each on the first day of January and July of every calendar year. This is subject to conditions laid down in OM No. 13013/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 11-11-2008

Leave Encashment with LTC

S NO   Frequently asked Question  Answer 

Whether encashment of leave is allowed after LTC is practice,availed?
 Sanction of leave encashment should, as a be done in advance, at the time of sanctioning the LTC. However, ex-post- facto sanction of leave encashment on LTC may be considered by the sanctioning authority as an exception in deserving cases within the time limit prescribed for submission of claims for LTC.
 Whether encashment of leave with LTC can be availed at the time when the LTC is availed the Government servant only or can leave be encashed at the time when LTC is availed by family members?

Yes. A Govt. servant can be permitted to encash earned leave upto 10 days either at the time of availing LTC for himself or by when his family avails it provided other conditions are satisfied.
 3  Whether leave encashment should be revised onretrospective revision ofpay/D.A?  In terms of 38-A of CCS(Leave) Rules, encashment of EL alongwith LTC is to be calculated on pay admissible on the date of availing LTC and DA admissible on that date. If pay or DA admissible has been revised with retrospective effect, going by the rule the Govt. servant would be entitled to encashment of Leave on the revised rates.
 4  Whether encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave is admissible to industrial employees?  The industrial employees, other than those under the cadre control of the Ministry of Railways, are entitled to encash both Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave, subject to overall limit of 300. The cash equivalent of Half Pay Leave shall be equal to leave salary admissible for Half Pay Leave plus Dearness Allowance admissible on the leave salary without any reduction being made on account of pension and pension equivalent of other retirement benefits payable. But no commutation of Half Pay Leave shall be allowed to make up for the shortfall in Earned Leave and these orders are effective from 07-11-2006 {O.M No. 12012/3/2009- Estt.(L) dated 28-12-2012)

Encashment of Earned Leave on joining Central Government from PSUs & vice versa
 S NO  Frequently asked Question    Answer
 1  Whether earned leave encashment allowed by the State Governments, PSUs, Autonomous Bodies to Govt. servant prior to his joining the Central Govt. is to be taken into account while calculating ceiling of leave encashment on his superannuation and retirement from Central Govt.?  Encashment of EL allowed by the State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies for services rendered therein need not be taken into account for calculating the ceiling of 300 days of Earned leave to be encashed as per CCS (Leave) Rules.
 2  Whether Leave encashment allowed by Govt. under CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 on absorption in a Central autonomous body/PSU is to be taken into account?  Encashment of EL allowed by the Govt. under the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 for service rendered in the Central Govt. prior to absorption in Central autonomous body shall not be taken into account while calculating the number of days of E.L. encashable in an autonomous body/PSU for the post absorption period.
 3  Whether cash equivalent of leave salary in case of permanent absorption PSU/Autonomous Body is permissible?

A Government servant who has been permitted to be absorbed in a in Corporation/Company wholly or substantially owned or controlled by Central/State Government shall be suo motu granted cash equivalent of leave salary of earned leave at his credit on the date of absorption subject to a maximum of 300 days (being calculated as per provisions of rule 39) {Rule 39-D) Permanent absorption under the rule shall mean such appointment for which the Government servant applied through proper channel and resigned from Government service for taking up of such appointment — {Note below rule 39-D — Notification No. 13026/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated 28-03-2012 )
Leave Encashment on Suspension/Dismissal/Removal

S NO   Frequently asked Question   Answer 
 1  Whether leave encashment be sanctioned to a Govt. servant on his superannuation while under suspension?  Leave encashment may be allowed in such ca ases. However, Rule 39(3) of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 allows withholding of leave ncashment in the case of a Govt. servant who retires from service on attaining the ge of superannuation while under uspension or while disciplinary or criminal proceedings are pending against him, if in view of the authority there is a possibility of ome money becoming recoverable from him on conclusion of the proceedings gainst him. On conclusion of the proceedings he/she will become eligible to he amount so withheld after adjustment of Government dues, if any.
 2  Whether leave encashment can be sanctioned to a Govt. servant on his dismissal/removal, service?  A government servant, who is dismissed/removed from service, ceases to have any claim to leave at his credit from the from date of such dismissal, as per rule 9(1). Hence he is not entitled to any leave encashment.
Interest on Leave Encashment

S NO    Frequently asked Question   Answer 

Whether interest is payable on delayed payment of leave
 No. There is no provision in the CCS Leave) Rules 1972 for payment of interest

Study Leave

S NO  Frequently asked Question   Answer
 1  What is the maximum amount study leave which can be other availed?  The maximum amount of study leave for of than CHS officers is restricted to twenty four months during the entire service period and ordinarily it can be allowed for upto twelve months at a time. (Rule 51(1)}. For CHS officers the ceiling is for 36 months for acquiring PG qualifications. (Rule 51(2)}.
 2  Whether study leave can be clubbed with other leave?  Yes. Study leave may be combined with other kinds of leave, but in no case shall be grant of this leave in combination with leave, other than extraordinary leave involve a total absence of more than twenty eight months generally and thirty-six months for the courses leading to PhD. degree from the regular duties of the Government servant. (Rule 54)
 3  What is the validity period of bond to be executed by the Government servant while proceeding on study leave?  Government servant is required to execute a bond to serve the Government for a period of three years after expiry of study leave. For CHS officers the period is five years. (Rule 55).
 4  Whether a Govt. servant who has been granted study leave may be allowed to resign to take up a post in other Ministries/ Department of the Central Govt. within the bond period?  As per rule 50(5) (iii), a Govt. servant has to submit a bond to serve the Govt. for a period of 3 years. As the Govt. servant would still be serving Government in a Department other than parent Department, he may be allowed to submit his resignation to take up another post within the Central Govt. if he had applied for the post through proper channel
Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave

 S NO Frequently asked Question  Answer
 1  How is a child defined for the purpose of grant of Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave  As per notes below rules 43AA and 43B Child" for the purpose will include a child aken as ward by the Government servant, under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 or the personal law applicable to that Government servant, provided such a ward lives with the Government servant and is reated as a member of the family and provided such Government servant has, through a special will, conferred upon that ward the same status as that of a natural born child'.
Child Care Leave

 S NO  Frequently asked Question Answer 

1. Whether women employees of Public Sector undertakings/ Bodies etc. are entitled to CCL
 Orders issued by DOPT are not automatically applicable to the employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings/ CCL? Autonomous Bodies, Banks, etc. It is for the PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies to decide the applicability of the rules/instructions issued for the central Government employees to their employees in consultation with their Administrative Ministries.
 2  Whether Govt. servant can be permitted to leave station/go abroad while on CCL?  Child care leave is granted to a woman employee to take care of the needs of the minor children. If the child is studying abroad or the Government servant has to go abroad for taking care of the child she may do so subject to other conditions laid down for this purpose.
 3  What is the intention behind the instruction that CCL is to be treated like EL and sanctioned as such?  The intention is that CCL should be availed with prior approval of leave sanctioning authority and that the combination of CCL with other leave, if any, should be as per the restriction on EL. ' The restriction of the limit of 180 days at a stretch as applicable in the case of EL will not apply in case of CCL. The other conditions like CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days or in more than 3 spells etc., will apply. {Rule 43-C}
 4  Whether child care leave has been extended to female industrial employees?  Child Care leave has been extended to all civilian female industrial employees covered by the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 subject to the conditions provided in rule 43- C of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, as amended from time to time.{OM No.
12012/2/2009-Estt.(L) dated 01-08-2012 }
Commuted Leave

S NO  Frequently asked Question  Answer 
 1  Whether commuted leave is admissible based on medical certificates of Hospitals/Medical Practitioner approved by the employer of the spouse in cases where the concerned employee has been allowed to avail such facilities from the employer of the spouse?  Leave on medical grounds may be allowed on the basis of certificates issued by Hospitals/Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in such cases.

(S. G. Mulchandaney)
Under Secretary

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Revision of Tatkal Charges for Train Journeys to be Effective From 1stApril 2013 Onwards

            As per announcement made in the Railway Budget 2013-14, it has been decided by the Ministry of Railways to revise Tatkal charges.  These charges will be applicable for journey starting from 01.04.2013 onwards. Now, the Tatkal charges will be realized @ 10% of basic far for reserved Second (2S) class and 30% of basic fare for all other classes subject to minimum and maximum as given below:-

Class to Travel       Minimum Tatkal Charges (in Rs.     Maximum TatkalCharges (in Rs.)
Reserved Second
Sitting (2S)                         10                                                      15
Sleeper                              90                                                      175
AC Chair Car                   100                                                      200
AC-3 tier                          250                                                      350
AC-2 tier                         300                                                      400
Executive                        300                                                       400



Extension of Banking Hours on Saturday, 30th March, 2013 and Opening of All Agency Banks Collecting Direct Taxes on Friday, 29th March and on Sunday, 31st March, 2013

In view of the ensuing holidays in several parts of the country and keeping in view the likely rush of taxpayers to deposit direct taxes in the last week of March, 2013, the Reserve Bank of India(RBI) has directed all the agency banks receiving direct taxes from public to keep the counters of their designated bank branches collecting direct taxes open for transactions (full day with extended hours) on all the three days viz. Friday, 29th March, Saturday, 30th March as well as on Sunday, 31st March, 2013. All concerned may take advantage of the extended banking hours.


Monday, March 25, 2013

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Surrender of CGHS Cards-KVS

18, Institutional Area, S.J. Marg, New Delhi - 110602.
.No.11086/3/2011/KVS/HQ[Admn.II] / 747
Date  : 23.07.2012 
/ 20.03.2013
The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices, ZIETs.

Sub :- Surrender of CGHS Cards - reg.

With reference to the subject cited above it has been observed that employees of KVS on their transfer/promotion/deputation to another establishment of KVS/KVs & other Deptts. under non-entitled category of CGHS are not surrendering CGHS cards timely for cancellation.

As per text of M.H & F.W.. O.M. No.4-36/99-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P) dated 01.07.2005, CGHS facilities can be extended to the families of the Central government servants who continue to stay back at the old station in a CGHS covered area even after the transfer of the Government servant to a Non-CGHS are. This would be subject to the condition that the families of such central Government servants would be allowed to avail of CGHS facilities at the old station for a maximum period six months from the date of transfer of the Government servant to the non-CGHS area and that the government servant should make advance payment of the monthly CGHS contribution to his old office for a maximum period of six months.

Employees, those who have left their family behind at the old place of posting and in receipt of CGHS facility may apply for necessary permission for a period of not more than 06 months (effective from date of transfer of the Govt Servant) with requisite subscription in advance to respective authority of KVS.

All concerned are requested to surrender the CGHS cards immediately to the Controlling Officer while becoming in-eligible for CGHS facility.

It is therefore requested to circulate the instructions to the all concerned for strict compliance in letter and spirit.

This issue with the approval of competent authority.

Yours faithfully,
 Kumar Sharma)
Assistant Commissioner[Admn.]

Source :

Saturday, March 23, 2013

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Payment of leave encashment as LTC advance.

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palami Delhi Cantt. 110010
No. AVIV/4462/Orders/Vol-III 
dated 19th March 2013
PCoA (Fys) Kolkata
Sub: Payment of leave encashment as LTC advance.
A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter no. 12647/LTC/Mov C/25/D(Mov)/2013 dated 25th Feb 2013 and DoPT O.M. No. 14028/2/2012-Estt1(L) dt. 26/06/2012 on the above mentioned subject is forwarded herewith for information, guidance and necessary action.
(Upendra Kumar)
Accounts Officer


No.12647/LIC/Mov C/ 25 /D(Mov)/2013
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 25th Feb , 2013
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff


1   I am directed to refer to GOI, MoD letter No.12647/Q Mov C/2610/D(Mov)/98 dated 11 Sep 98 as amended vide corrigendum No.B/33931/AG/PS-2(b)/3343/D(Mov)/99 dated 10 Dec 99 and GOI, MoD letter No.12647/LTC/Mov C/2970/D(Mov)/08 dated 17 Dec 2008 which authorise encashment of annual leave up to 10 days along with LTC to the extent of total 60 days in a career span cover incidental expenses incurred on travel by service personnel.

2    Since the Govt orders do not specify the time frame to be maintained while disbursing advance payment of leave encashment with LTC, a clarification was sought by CGDA from DoPT.

3.   Now DoPT vide their OM No.14028/2/2012-Estt-Estt.(L) dated 26 Jun 12 (copy enclosed) have clarified that the benefit of leave encashment on LTC may be allowed 60 days before proposed date of outward journey.

4.   In view of the above clarification by DoPT, sanction of competent authority is hereby accorded for extension of DoPT instructions dated 26 Jun 12 as in para 1 above for all service pers also.

5.   This issues with concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance/OA) vide their ID No. 9(2)/98/76/QA dated 11 Feb 2013.

Yours faithfully,.
(Deepak Narang)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

No. 14028/2/2012-Estt.(L)
Department of Personnel & Training
Estt. (Leave) Section
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated 26.6.2012

Subject: Payment of Leave Encashment amount alongwith LTC advance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Ministry of Defence’s OM No. 11(2)/2011/D(Civ-II) dated 24.1.2012 and reminded 21st March, 2012 on the above mentioned subject and to say that the benefit of leave encashment may be allowed 60 days before the proposed date of outward journey. Ministry of Defence may also please ensure that in future reference seeking a clarification are sent to this office department with the approval of an officer of the level of Joint Secretary or above.

(Zoya C.B.)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Procurement of Medicines Under CGHS

Conventional budgeting system is adopted for anticipating demand and planning procurement of medicines and stores for different systems of medicine under CGHS. Demand is ascertained on the basis of past experience of consumption of different medicines and source of supply is selected as per predetermined policy which inter alia includes direct procurement from manufacturers through a tender process. Proprietary medicines are procured from manufacturer /suppliers under rate contracts. Allopathic medicines are procured through Medical Stores Organization (MSO) and Medical Stores Depot (MSD), CGHS. Medicines are also procured through Authorized Local Chemists in case of non-availability of prescribed medicines in CGHS stores.

For procurement of medicines under other systems of medicines similar system is followed. However, bulk purchases of Ayurvedic and Unani medicines are made from Indian Medicines Pharmaceutical Corporation Limited (IMPCL), a wholly owned Government of India undertaking under the Department of AYUSH, at the rates determined by the Department of Expenditure. Homeopathic medicines are also procured through tender process and Local Chemists.

IMPCL supplies Ayurvedic, Unani Medicines to CGHS as per orders placed with them. The demand for Ayurvedic and Unani medicines are increasing day by day, and accordingly, the Government approved the capacity expansion and modernization project of IMPCL in 2010-11 and released share capital of Rs. 34 Crore.

This information was given by the Minister of Health & Family Welfare, ShriGhulamNabi Azad,in written reply to a question in the LokSabha today.


Friday, March 22, 2013

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Clarification regarding CD record for Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty for CGHS beneficiaries.

F.No. S-11045/13/2013/HEC/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 4th March , 2013.


Subject: Clarification regarding CD record for Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty for CGHS beneficiaries.
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attentfor to the Office Memorandum of even Number dated 6/2/2013 and Office Memorandum No. S.11011/23/2009 /Hospital Cell dated 17.08.2010 and other Office Memoranda issued subsequently whereby the CGHS package rates for Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty were fixed by the Government for empanelled hospitals under CGHS in Delhi & NCR and other CGHS cities and to clarify that the package rate for Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty include the cost of CD record and the medIcal report for the Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty performed.



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RTI: Department of Posts Launches e-IPO for Indian Citizens Abroad

Department of Posts, Ministry of Communications & IT, today in association with Department of  Personnel and Training launched Electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) to enable Indian citizens abroad to pay RTI fee online. This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. It can also be accessed through India Post website

At present, this facility is available only for Indian Citizens abroad across the globe to facilitate them to seek information under the RTI Act, 2005. Both Debit and Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa/Master can be used for this purpose. All the requirements for filling an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc; as provided in the RTI Act, 2005 will continue to apply.

The applicant needs to register on the website to create his/her profile for the first time. He has to select the Ministry/Department from whom he desires to seek information under the RTI Act and the eIPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry/Department only. A printout of the eIPO is to be attached with the RTI application sent in hard copy. In case RTI application is filed electronically, eIPO is required to be attached as an attachment.



Engineering Services Examination, 2012 -UPSC

The UPSC has announced the results of the written part of the Engineering Services Examination, 2012 held by U.P.S.C. in June, 2012, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Interview/ Personality Test:

2. The candidature of these candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all respects.  The candidates would be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims relating to age, educational qualifications, community, physical disability etc. at the time of the Personality Test.  They are, therefore, advised to keep their certificates ready and check before hand the requirement of certificates in accordance with the important instructions before appearance in the PT boards available on the website of the Commission.

3. In accordance with the Rules of examination all these candidates are required to fill up the Detailed Application Form (DAF), which is available on the Commission’s Website and submit the same ONLINE.  The DAF will be available on the website of the Commission upto 05.04.20133 till 11.59 P.M.  Important instructions regarding filling up of the DAF and submitting the same ONLINE to the Commission are also available on the website.  The candidates who have been declared successful have to first get themselves registered on the relevant page of the website before filling up the ONLINE Detailed Application Form.  The qualified candidates are further advised to refer to the Rules of the Engineering Services Examination, 2012 published in the Gazette of India, dated 10.03.2012, which is also available on the website of the Commission.

4. After submitting the DAF duly filled in ONLINE, the candidates are required to take out a print out of the finally submitted DAF separately and will have to send the printed copy of the DAF duly signed (by the candidate) alongwith all relevant documents to the Under Secretary (Engineering), Union Public Service Commission, Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069, so as to reach the Commission’s Office latest by 12.04.2013. The envelope containing the print out of the DAF submitted ONLINE should be superscribed “DAF for Engineering Services Examination, 2012”.   It can also be delivered at UPSC by hand till 12.04.2013 (5.00 P.M.).  In the event of non receipt of ink signed copy of the DAF, the candidature will be cancelled without any further notice.

5. The candidates are also required to bring the printed copy of the DAF duly signed (by the candidate) along with original documents and a photocopy each thereof at the time of Interview. The instructions for filling up DAF available on the Website along with the Rules of the Engineering Services Examination, 2012, must be read carefully with regard to the certificates that will be produced at the time of Interview. The candidate will be solely responsible for not producing sufficient proof in support of his/her age, date of birth, educational qualification, caste (SC/ST/OBC) and Physically disability status.

6. Interview of candidates who have qualified for the Personality Test are likely to be held in the month of April & May, 2013.  The exact date of interview will, however, be intimated to the candidates through Interview Letter.  Roll Number wise Interview Schedule will also be made available on Commission’s Website by second week of April, 2013.

7. No request for change in the date and time of the Personality Test intimated to the candidates will be entertained under any circumstances.

8.      The mark-sheets 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 Personality Test) and will remain available on the Website  for a period of 60 days.

9.      The candidates can access the marks-sheets after keying in their Roll Numbers and date of birth.  The printed/hard copies of the marks-sheet would, however, be issued by UPSC to candidates based on specific request accompanied by a self addressed stamped envelope.  Candidates desirous of obtaining printed/hard copies of the marks sheets should make the request within thirty days of the display of the marks on the Commission’s Website, beyond which such requests would not be entertained.

10.       The result will also be available on the U.P.S.C.’s Website

11.       Union Public Service Commission have a Facilitation Counter at its campus.  Candidate may obtain any information/clarification regarding their examination/result on working days between 10.00 A.M. to 5.00 P.M. in person or over Telephone Nos.(011)-23385271/23381125/23098543 from this counter.

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Thursday, March 21, 2013


Amendment to SC and ST (POA) Act

The Act is implemented by respective State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. With a view to ensure its effective implementation, following steps are taken by the Ministry:-

(i) Central assistance is provided to States/Union Territories, inter-alia, for:-

(a) strengthening the enforcement and judicial machinery,

(b) relief and rehabilitation of the affected persons, and

(c) awareness generation.

(ii) Central Government has, by notification dated 23.12.2011, amended rules under the PoA Act and effected an increase -generally of 150% - in the minimum scale of relief for victims of various types of atrocities.

(iii) A Committee constituted, in 2006, under the Chairpersonship of the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, has so far held twenty meetings wherein implementation of the Act in 24 States and 4 Union Territories has been reviewed. Important points emerging from the review are followed up with State Governments. (iv) Offences under the PoA Act are reviewed, inter-alia, in the Conference of Ministers/Secretaries in charge of Social Justice /Welfare, organized by the Ministry every year.

(v) The more heinous crimes reported in the media are followed up with the State Governments for effective action.

(vi) Dr. Ambedkar Foundation, an autonomous organization under this Ministry, also implements a Scheme to provide relief to SC victims of heinous crimes.

(vii) Awareness generation about the provisions of the Act.

The Ministry had invited considered views of concerned Ministries, State Government/Union Territory Administrations and concerned agencies regarding amendments in the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities){PoA} Act, 1989. A Committee under the Chairpersonship of Additional Secretary in the Ministry with members from concerned Central Ministries/State Governments had been constituted in August, 2012, for further considering the matter. The Committee held three meetings, and submitted its report after third meeting on 15.03.2013. Besides it, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment held consultation meetings with concerned Ministers of State Governments, and eminent persons on 20.02.2013 and 14.03.2013, respectively. The Government has, thus, commenced the process to consider amendments in the PoA Act.


Wednesday, March 20, 2013

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New Rates for Undergoing Angioplasty -CGHS

The Government has revised the CGHS package rates for coronary angioplasty and angioplasty with balloon w.e.f. 7/2/2013 as per the following details:

Coronary Angioplasty and Angioplasty with Balloon

Coronary Angioplasty                          -      Rs. 50,000/-
Coronary Angioplasty
with Balloon                                        -      Rs. 55,000/-

All the empanelled private hospitals have not discontinued to provide angioplasty treatment to CGHS beneficiaries. However, ‘3’ hospitals in Delhi & NCR have  filed Writ Petitions in Hon’ble High Court of Delhi against the revised rates.

Meanwhile, the continuous empanelment scheme has been revived on 14th February, 2013 to empanel more number of eligible private hospitals under CGHS to provide inpatient healthcare facilities to CGHS beneficiaries.

This information was given by the Minister for Health & Family Welfare ShriGhulamNabi Azad in written reply to a question in the RajyaSabha today.



Guidelines on Concessional Treatment of SC/ST Patients

Health is a State subject and it is primarily the responsibility of the State Government to issue any guidelines for providing treatment to patients including Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) patients in private and Government aided hospitals and medical institutions.

However, in so far as the three Central Government Hospitals in Delhi namely Safdarjung Hospital, Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals are concerned, treatment is provided free of cost to all patients including Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe patients. However, some charges are levied for specialized investigations which are also waived off for poor/deserving patients.

This information was given by the Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Opening of Offices during the Last Week of March, 2013. FINMIN

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has decided to keep open its field formation offices on 29th, 30th & 31st March 2013 as a trade facilitation measure and as part of revenue collection exercise. All the field formations have also been directed to issue trade notices for the information of the trade.

Department of Financial Services has also been requested to issue instructions to have the banks open for longer hours on 26th, 28th and 30th March 2013 and open for at least half day on 27th and 29th (Gazetted holidays) and on 31st March (Sunday) .


Monday, March 18, 2013

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NOTIFICATION for Secret Ballot Elections for recognition of unions on Indian Railways

No. SBC/Union Election/Schedule/ 2012/2         New Delhi 18.03.2013

Chief Personnel Officers
All Open line Railways and Metro Kolkata

Sub: NOTIFICATION for Secret Ballot Elections for recognition of unions on Indian Railways

This has reference to Secret Ballot Elections Committee‟s letter No. SBEC/Union Elec. 2012/Modalities/1 dated 18.03.2013, vide which the final Modalities framed by the Committee for holding Secret Ballot Elections for granting recognition to Railway Trade Unions have been uploaded.

Vide communication no. 2012/E(LR)III/LR/Misc/5(SB)-Pt. dated 08.03.13, Railway
Board has advised that “instructions in compliance with courts orders dated 03.03.2010 in
WP (C) No. 26/2008 and order dated 30.01.2012 in LPA no 550.2010 of Hon‟ble High
Court of Delhi which has been upheld by the Hon‟ble Supreme Court of India in their order
dated 22.01.13 in Special Leave to Appeal (Civil) No. 23523/2012, will follow separately”.

In light of above and terms of Reference of Ministry of Railway‟s Order No. no. ERBI/2012/23/49 dated 09.11.12, the Notification of Secret ballot Election is enclosed herewith,
which may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

Rajiv Kishore
ED/ERP, Railway Board &
Member Secretary, Secret Ballot Election Committee.

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Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
New Delhi, the 18th March 2013

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government's decision on the recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission, orders for revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 have been issued on 1.9.2008.

The following categories of pensioners were entitled to provisional pension as in the pre-2006 pay-scale:

a) Employees suspended before 2006 and also retired before 1.1.2006
b) Employees suspended before 2006 but retired after 1.1.2006
c) Employees who retired before 1.1.2006 and against whom departmental/judicial proceedings were pending at the time of retirement.

It has been decided that in all the above cases the provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 \will be revised in terms of this Department's OM No. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1 SISeptember, 2008 as clarified/modified from time to time. An illustration regarding revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 before 1.1.1996 is enclosed.

As regards revision of provisional pension in case of employees who are drawing provisional pension in 4th CPC scales, their provisional pension would be brought over to 5th CPC and thereafter to the 6th Central Pay Commission and their provisional pension would be revised in accordance with the instructions contained in DoP&PW OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1st September, 2008 as clarified/modified from time to time.

This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance ID No.61 /E.V/2013 dated 4th January, 2013 and No.214 /E.V/2013 dated 16th January, 2013.

Hindi version will follow.

(Tripti P. Ghosh)