Re-launch of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies of the Persons with Disability


No 36038/2/2008-Estt (Res) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training

reNorth Block, New Delhi 
Dated 28th July 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject Re-launch of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies of the Persons with Disability

A Special Recruitment Drive was launched in November 2009 to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of persons with disabilities as existing on 15. 11 .2009 While launching the Drive. it was stipulated that all the backlog vacancies will be filled by 15.7.2010 It was. however, noted that progress of the Drive till that date was not satisfactory Therefore, the period of the Drive was last extended upto 30th June 2011,

2. On expiry of 30th June. 2011, the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions reviewed the achievements of the Drive once again and found that a large number of backlog vacancies were still to be filled up Ile desired that the Drive should be re-launched to fill up the remaining backlog vacancies by the end of this financial year It has, therefore, been decided to re-launch the Drive to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of persons with disability which have not been filled up till now

3 All the Ministries/Departments are requested to make concerted efforts to ensure that the remaining backlog reserved vacancies of persons with disabilities are filled up by 31st March 2012 Meanwhile progress report of the Drive as on 30.6.2011 may be sent to this Department immediately so that the Cabinet may he informed of the present status of achievement of the Drive

(Sharad Kumar Srisastava) 
Under Secretary to the Govt of India 
Telefax 23092110

-SOURCE-http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36038_2_2008-Estt.Res.pdf

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of June 2011


All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of June 2011 


                                All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of June, 2011 increased by 2 points and stood at 189 (one hundred & eighty nine) . 
                               
                                During June, 2011, the index recorded increase of 8 points in Doom Dooma Tinsukia centre, 7 points in Rajkot centre, 5 points each in Puducherry, Varanasi, Guwahati and Chandigarh centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 8 centres, 2 points in 19 centres and 1 point in 20 centres. The index decreased by 3 points in Ludhiana centre, 2 points in Nasik centre, 1 point in 6 centres, while in the remaining 10 centres the index remained stationary. 
               
                                The maximum increase of 8 points  in  Doom Dooma Tinsukia centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Mustard Oil, Pork, Fish Fresh, Country Liquor, Firewood, etc. The increase of 7 points in Rajkot centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Pure Ghee, Milk, Pan Finished, Cooking Gas, Petrol, Washing Soap, etc. The increase of 5 points in Puducherry, Varanasi, Guwahati and Chandigarh centres is due to increase in the prices of  Rice, Mustard Oil, Fish Fresh, Milk, Pure Ghee, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Tailoring Charges, etc. The decrease of 3 points in Ludhiana centre is the outcome of decrease in the prices of Wheat Atta, Vanaspati Ghee, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Nasik centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Chillies Green, Vegetable and Fruit items, Sugar, etc. 
                                The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad-181

2. Bangalore-192

3. Chennai-167 
  
4. Delhi-172

  
5. Kolkata-183

  
6. Mumbai-189

  The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of June, 2011 is 8.62% as compared to 8.72% in May, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index is 6.91% in June, 2011 as compared to 7.61% in May, 2011. 
                               
The CPI-IW for July, 2011 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 30th August, 2011.

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Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostel- IMPORTANT NOTICE


IMPORTANT NOTICE-


Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostel 
(Launch Date : 01-August-2011)

Holiday home site is getting ready for use. Online registration and other services at this(http://holidayhomes.nic.in/) website will be available from 01-August-2011. Through this (http://holidayhomes.nic.in/)website, from 1st August 2011 onwards you will be able to register for new applications and see the status of applications registered in previous version.

Read more details http://holidayhomes.nic.in

Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for Railway servants – Clarification


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC.V/2006/PNM/AIRF/1 
New Delhi, dated 27-7-2011

The General Secretary,
A.I .R.F.,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

Sub: PNM/AIRF Item No. 12/2006 – Assured Career Progression (ACP) Scheme for Railway servants – Clarification regarding procedure in respect of selection posts.

Ret: Minutes of the meeting held with the Board on 21-22 December 2010

   With reference to the above, the undersigned is directed to state that the matter has already been examined and it was advised earlier vide Board’s letter of even number dated 23-11-2009 that the earlier ACP Scheme (of October 1999) envisaged fulfillment of normal promotion norms such as bench mark, trade test, departmental exam, seniority-cum-fitness, etc., for grant of financial upgradation. However, the Modified ACP Scheme, which has superseded the earlier ACP Scheme and effective from 1.9.2008, prescribes that financial upgradation would be subject to fitness in the hierarchy of the Grade Pay within the PB-I. Thereafter, the benchmark of ‘Good’ till the Grade Pay of Rs.6600 in PB-3 end the benchmark of ‘Very GOOd’ to the Grade Pay of Rs.7600 and above would be applicable for financial upgradation. As such, the MACPS criteria for upgradation are different from the ACP Scheme.

   Further, vide Board’s letter dated 28.12.2010 (RBE 188/2010). It has been clarified that where the financial upgradation under the MACPS also happens to be in the promotional grade and benchmark for promotion is lower than the benchmark for granting the benefits under MACPS, the benchmark for promotion shall apply to MACPS also.

Yours faithfully,

sd/- 
For Secretary, Railway Board



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BSNL launches Special Tariff Plans for Paramilitary Jawans



Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited ( BSNL ), India’s largest integrated telecom service provider has launched Special Tariff Plans for Paramilitary Forces serving the nation. With these special tariff plans, BSNL endeavours to benefit over 9 lakh Paramilitary jawans . The two plans launched are the Paramilitary Plan and the Officer Plan for the jawans & officers respectively.

With daily free talk time for 20 minutes on any two BSNL numbers, jawans can talk with their own family, anywhere in country under the Paramilitary Plan. The facility is also free of cost while on roaming. Other than that the Paramilitary Plan offers Reduced Calling charges @ 0.20 P/ min on any two BSNL numbers; be it mobile or landline. Another plan in the offing is Reduced Calling charges @ 0.30 P/ min on any one BSNL number to talk with a relative, anywhere in the country. The Paramilitary Plan is available both on 2G and 3G along with reduced video calling charges @ 0.70 P/ min.

Apart from this, an economical plan has been launched with Fixed Monthly Charges of Rs.99 (Tax Inclusive), where one can enjoy Per Second Pulse and tariff beyond freebies @ 1 Paisa / Sec. Out of Rs.99 of Fixed Monthly Charges, apart from facilities mentioned above, the jawans can also avail additional talk time worth Rs.75/- per month. For control on expenditure, BSNL has also launched a pre-paid plan, whereby jawans can recharge their mobiles using by vouchers.

Under the Officers Plan, serving officers can avail unlimited free calls to any BSNL numbers within a circle and 500 free SMS, both local & national. Besides this, they can avail 1500 minutes / month free STD calls on any BSNL numbers. This also includes 300 minutes of free I/C roaming call and 200 minutes of free O/G roaming call. The other features of the plan include per minute pulse, free night calling on one’s own network, unlimited free GPRS in Home LSA, STD calls @ 0.40 P / min, video calls @ 0.70 P / min. All this comes at a fixed monthly charge of Rs.425 + Taxes.

Speaking on the Special Tariif Plan launched for Armed Forces Personnel, Shri R. K. Upadhyay, Chairman & Managing Director, BSNL said, “ BSNL has always endeavored to provide the most competitive plans for all its customers. We at BSNL wanted to treat our jawans & officers serving our nation with some smart yet easy-on-the-pocket kind of schemes. The special tariff plan has been launched with an aim to bring a large number of these jawans & officers to actively use and experience our entire bouquet.




Extension of Risk Allowance till 31.12.2011


DOPT ORDERS 2011

No.21012/01/2008-Estt. (Allowance) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 19th July, 2011.

OFFICE   MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Extension of Risk Allowance till 31.12.2011.

The undersigned is directed to refer this Department’s 0M No.  21012/01/2008-Estt.(AL) dated 25.01 .2011 vide which payment of Risk Allowance was extended till 30.6.2011. Extension of Risk Allowance fòr a further period of six months beyond 30.6.2011 has been considered and it has been decided that Risk Allowance may be continued for a further period of six months upto 31.12.2011 or till such time Risk Insurance Scheme is implemented, whichever is earlier. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure implementation of Risk Insurance Scheme before 
31.12.2011.

(ZoyaC.B.) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

SOURCE-http://persmin.nic.in

Revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972


No.38/37/08-P&PW(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 22nd July, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Sub : Revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

The undersigned is directed say that in accordance with para 4.2 of this Departments O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008, the revised pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall, in no case. be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired In the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale.

2 . Doubts have been raised in regard to the applicability of the above provision in the case of revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972. The matter has been examined in the light of the instructions/orders issued after Fifth Central Pay Commission for revision of pension/family pension in such cases. It was clarified in this Department’s O.M No 45/86/97-P&PW(A) dated 25-3-2004 that the provisions of O.M. dated 17-12-1998 relating to stepping up of pension to 50% of the minimum of the revised scale of pay as on 1-1-96 of the post held by the pensioner at the time of retirement shall not be applicable in case of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance.


3. It has now been decided that the benefit of para 4.2 of this Departments O.M. No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1-9-2008 [as clarified vide O.M. No, 38/37/08-P&PW(A) (pt.l) dated 3-10-2008] will not be applicable in the case of revision of pension/family pension in respect of the pensioners who were in receipt of compulsory retirement pension and compassionate allowance under Rules 40 and 41 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.


4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No. 152/EV/2011 dated 30.6.2011.

5 In so far as persons belonging to the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller 8 Auditor General of India.


6. Hindi version will follow.


sd/-
(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in

Special Drive to Fill up Vacant Posts Of SCs/STs/OBCs/PWDs


Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Special Drive to Fill up Vacant Posts Of SCs/STs/OBCs/PWDs


     The Government has launched a drive to fulfil the backlog vacancies of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The number of backlog vacancies is 57947. The bifurcation is : SC- 15323, ST – 20301, OBC – 15323 and PWD – 7000. This follows review of the vacancy position in these categories by the Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Shri V. Narayansamy recently. All Ministries/Departments have been directed to fill up all the vacant posts in these categories by March 31, 2012.

     The Government has been concerned about non-filling up of large number of backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs/PWDs. Two Special Recruitment Drives – one for SCs, STs and OBCs another for PWDs were launched in 2008 and 2009 respectively. The Drives enabled various offices to fill up about 26750 backlog vacancies.

Source: PIB

Promotion of Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS to the Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis


Latest Dopt orders
No.5/3/ 2011CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003.
Date: the 19th July 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Promotion of Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS to the Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 4-5-2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that all the Cadre Units were requested to furnish the details of DPC recommendation and vigilance clearance in respect of all eligible Steno Grade ‘D’ found fit by the DPC in the ascending order of their incumbency as per the zone prescribed for adhoc promotion. 


2. On the basis of information received from the Cadre Units, the competent authority has decided to nominate the Steno Grade ‘D’ (whose details are indicated in Annexure-I), for appointment to the grade of PA of CSSS on ad-hoc basis to other Cadre Units.


3. In order to ensure that officers are given exposure to working in different Ministries/Departments, they are allowed to give three options of Cadre Units, in compliance with the consolidated instructions regarding Rotation Transfer Policy (issued vide this Department O.M. No. 13/1/2009-CS.II dated 15-7-2011). Cadre Units concerned are, therefore, requested that the information in the enclosed proforma (Annexure-II) may be forwarded to this Department latest by 22.7.2011. In case the requisite information is not received by the stipulated date, it would be presumed that the official concerned has no option to furnish and this Department will make nomination as per availability of vacancy.


sd/- 
(Kiran Vasudeva)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel .No.24654020



Source: www.persmin.nic.in
http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/PAadhoc.pdf

Project ‘SANGAM’ for Defence Pensioners Launched


Ministry of Defence


Project ‘SANGAM’ for Defence Pensioners Launched

          Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) Shri Nand Kishore recently launched a software project ‘SANGAM’ for defence pensioners in a function at its headquarters at Delhi Cantonment. Speaking on this occasion, Controller General of Defence Accounts mentioned that the project ‘SANGAM’ will provide useful Management Information System (MIS) to the financial planners in the Ministry of Defence.

Project ‘SANGAM’ is a software which will facilitate issuance of corrigendum pension payment orders. This will address the demand from the ex-servicemen for issue of individual corrigendum pension payment order consequent to implementation of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission (6th CPC).

This software project is one step forward from the project ‘SUVIGYA’ which was launched in October last year on the occasion of Defence Account Department Day and is very popular among defence pensioners.

The pension payment orders to be issued using ‘SANGAM’ software will be a special corrigendum pension payment system which will contain all the basic details of original pension payment order. It will also have details of family pension, disability pension and any other type of pension available to a pensioner. The new corrigendum pension payment order is unique in the sense that it gives new ID to each pensioner which will be helpful in readily accessing all data relating to a pensioner.

There are about 18 lakh defence pensioners who will be benefitted with the launch of project ‘SANGAM’ in the long run. It will also help in grievance redressal of pensioners with regard to the correctness of payment of pension.

The software has been developed in house by a team of officers from IT wing of Controller General of Defence Accounts, headed by Shri Murli Krishnan, Sr ACGDA (IT).

Source: PIB

Fresh empanelment of Diagnostic Laboratories and Imaging Centre under CGHS, Bengaluru. Chennai and Mumbai


No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell 
Government of India 
Ministiy of Health & Family Welfare 
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan 
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 15th July 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fresh empanelment of Diagnostic Laboratories and Imaging Centre under CGHS, Bengaluru. Chennai and Mumbai

The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for fresh empanelment of private Diagnostic /Laboratories / Imaging Centres under CGHS. Bengaluru. Chennai and Mumbai and also for the revision of package rates (which were fixed in 2007). to be paid to diagnostic centres, by floating tender for the same, On the basis of the responses received rates for various procedures / treatments have been arrived at and have been uploaded in the website of CGHS: www.mohfw.nic\cghsnew\index.asP and can be downloaded

2 The undersigned is directed to enclose a list of Diagnostic Laboratories and Imaging Centres that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates announced foi different cities and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee These Diagnostic Laboratories and Imaging Centres are now taken as included in the list of approved list for empanelment under CGHS, Bengaluru. Chennai and Mumbai. However, 
empanelment of Imaging centres Is provisional subject to recommendation for empanelment by QCI after inspection.

3. In order that CGHS beneficiaries get treatment from well maintained and run diagnostic centres, it has been decided to have differential rates of reimbursements. as per details given in the enclosed rates list. The principio followed for the differential package rates being:

(i) where L-1 rates were arrived at on the basis of rates quoted by non NABL accredited diagnostic centre, NABL accredited diagnostic centres will be entitled to reimbursement of certain percentage of additional amount over and above the L-1 rates; and 
  
(ii) where L— 1 rates were amved at on the basis of rates quoted by NABL accredited diagnostic centres, then non-NABL accredited diagnostic centres would be entitled to an amount lower by certain percentage than the reimbursement made to NABL accredited diagnostic centres at L-1 rates.

iii) NABL accreditation is not required for Imaging Centres and therefore, rates prescribed for NABL accredited labs are applicable for Imaging Centres.

4. A diagnostic centre empanelled under CGHS. whose normal rates for treatment procedure I test are lower than the CGHS package rates shall charge as per the rates charged by them for that procedure I treatment from a non-CGHS beneficiary and will furnish a certificate to the effect that the rates charged from CGHS beneficiaries are not more than the rates charged by them from non-CGHS beneficiaries

5. In case of non-emergencies, the beneficiary shall have the option of availing specific treatment / investigation from any of the empanelled diagnostic centre of his / her choice (provided the diagnostic centre is empanefled for that treatment procedure / test), after the same has been advised by CGHS / other Government Specialist / CMO In-charge and permission is obtained from the 
competent authority.

6. Permission for treatment is granted by CMO in-charge /Additional Director / Joint Director, CGHS in case of pensioners, former Governors, former Vice- Presidents. ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters. etc., and by Rajya Sabha / Lok Sabha Secretariat as the case may be in case of sifting Members of Parliament, concerned Ministry / Department /Organisation in case of serving Government employees, serving employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies covered under CGHS.

7. The empanelled diagnostic centres shall honour permission Letter issued by competent authority and provide treatment / investigation facilities as specified in the permission letter.

8. Diagnostic centres shall provide credit facility to the following categories of CGHS beneficiaries (including dependent family members, whose names are entered on CGHS Card) on production of valid permission letter:

. Members of Parliament;
. Pensioners of Central Government drawing pension from central estimates;
. former Vice-presidents, Former Governors and former Prime Ministers;
. Ex-Members of Parliament;
. Freedom Fighters;
. serving CGHS employees;
. serving employees of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (including attached / subordinate offices under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare); and such other categones of CGHS cardholders as notified by the Government.
9.1   BilIs should be submitted to the Office of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat/ Lok Sabha Secretariat in case of sitting Members of Parliament and to Additional Director, CGHS, Bengaluru. in case of other beneficiaries enlisted above, once in a month.

9.2 Diagnostic centres shall extend credit facility to the above categories of CGHS beneficiaries under emergency / with prior permission irrespective of the CGHS city where they are registered and send the bill to Additional Director. CGHS, Bengaluru.

9.3 Bills of serving employees of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and the employees if attached / subordinate offices under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare will be sent directly to the office / officer which / who referred the patients to the diagnostic centre.

9.4.1 In case of emergencies empanelled diagnostic centres shall not demand payment from CGHS beneficiaries on production of valid CGHS card, issued by competent authority of any CGHS City.

9.5 Reimbursement in case of pensioners, former Governors, former Vice- Presidents, ex-MPs, Freedom Fighters, etc., is made by CGHS and by Rajya Sabha Secretariat / Lok Sabha Secretariat in case of sitting Members of Parliament and by concerned Ministry / Department! Organisation in case of serving Government employees, serving employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies covered under CGHS.

9.6 Serving Central Government employees and their dependent family members not covered by the CGHS will not be denied treatment at package rates if they approach the diagnostic centres with a proper referral letter from the Ministry / Department in which they are working, after verifying the genuineness of the employee by production of his / her valid identify card issued by the appropriate 
authority.

9.7 Serving Central Government employees and their dependent family members not covered by the CGHS will not be denied treatment at package rates if they approach the diagnostic centres in emergency condition to the patient. The treatment will given after verifying the genuineness of the employee by production of his / her valid identify card issued by the appropriate authority.

10. In case of treatment taken in emergency in any non-empanelled private diagnostic centres, reimbursement shall be considered by competent authority at CGHS prescribed packages / rates only.
  
11. Any legal liability arising out of such services, responsibility solely rests on the diagnostic centre and shall be dealt with by the concerned empanelled diagnostic centre themselves.

12. This Office Memorandum supercedes all earlier instructions relating to empanelment of diagnostic centres for Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai.

13. Diagnostic Laboratories, who have not been NABL Accredited and have only applied for NABL Accreditation (being on the panel of CGHS at the time of submission of tender) shall however, be removed from the list of approved Diagnostic Laboratories, if they fail to obtain NABH Accreditation within six months from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

14.. It has now been decided that In the list of Diagnostic Laboratories / Imaging Centres enclosed, which have been now approved under the fresh empanelment procedure, and have now signed the fresh Memorandum of Agreement and submitted the appropriate performance guarantee will be eligible to treat CGHS beneficiaries at revised rates with effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. 15. The empanelment shall be for a period of two years or till the next empanelment 
of hospitals and diagnostic centres, whichever is earlier.

16. This Office Memorandum along with rates for diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres under CGHS in Bengaluru, Chennai and Mumbai can be downloaded from the website of CGHS, http ://msotransparent.nic. in/cahsnew/index.asp


click here to view the Annexure to Office Memorandum. No: No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell dated the  15TH July.2011

Fresh empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS. BENGALURUI CHANDIGARH HYDERABAD, KOLKATA. AHMEDABAD AND PUNE


Government of India
Ministiy of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108

No:S.110011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX)                
      Dated the 5th July. 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fresh empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS. BENGALURUI CHANDIGARH HYDERABAD, KOLKATA. AHMEDABAD AND PUNE.

The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS. under Continuous Empanelment Scheme, which was notified vide Office Memorandum of even number dated 8th December, 2010.

2. The undersigned is directed to enclose a further list of hospitals, under the categories mentioned ¡n the document that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates in various cities announced and placed on CGHS website and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals are also taken as included in the list of approved hospitals for empanelment under CGHS, BENGALURU, CHANDIGARH, HYDERABAD, KOLKATA, AHMEDABAD AND PUNE.

3. It has now been decided that in the list of hospitals enclosed, which have been now approved under the fresh empanelment procedure, and have now signed the fresh Memorandum of Agreement and submitted the appropriate performance guarantee will be eligible to treat CGHS beneficiaries at revised rates with effect from the date of issue of letter

A copy of this Office Memorandum and CGHS rates for different cities are available at web site http ://msotransparent.nic. in/cahsnew/index.asp

[R Ravi]
Director
[Tel: 2306 3483]


Fresh empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS. BENGALURUI CHANDIGARH HYDERABAD, KOLKATA. AHMEDABAD AND PUNE

Rotational Transfer Policy (RTP) applicable to Central Secretariat stenographers’ Service personnel – consolidated instructions


No..13/1/2009-CS II 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions, 
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, 
New Delhi, dated the 15th July, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rotational Transfer Policy (RTP) applicable to Central Secretariat stenographers’ Service personnel – consolidated instructions – regarding

In supersession of the instructions contained in OMs of even number dated 21.7.2009, 02.03.2010 and 30.07.2010 on the subject mentioned above, it has been decided that the tenure of a CSSS personnel in a particular cadre unit/Ministry/Department shall be 10 years. However, normally, an officer will be posted outside the cadre unit/Ministry/Department only upon promotion.

2. In order to ensure that officers are given exposure to working in different Ministries/Departments, he/she would be allowed to give three options (Cadre unit in case of posting upto the level of PS and Ministries/Departments in case of PPS onwards), whenever he/she is liable to be transferred out under the said policy. An effort would be made to accommodate their options to the extent possible subject to seniority and 
availability of vacancies.

3. An officer, who is otherwise liable to be transferred , outside the Cadre unit/Ministry/Department as per the above policy, may not be transferred under the following circumstances:

(a) If the officer has less than 2 years of service left to superannuate, he or she will not be transferred provided there is a vacancy available in that grade in the concerned Ministry/Department.

(b) If the officer is superannuating within a period of 6 months and there is no vacancy available in that cadre unit, he/ she shall be given personal upgradation in the same cadre unit by keeping a vacancy in abeyance for the period in some other cadre unit.

(c) If a CSSS officer is posted with Secretary to the Government of India, he/she may be allowed to continue there provided a written request is received by the Secretary concerned in this regard. Such extended stay would be allowed uptill 3 months after the date of superannuation of the Secretary concerned. No further extension would be allowed.

In order to ensure that opportunity of working with a Secretary to Government of India is available to more officers, it has also been decided that a CSSS officer can work in the office of Secretary maximum for a period of 10 years and this would be ensured by the concerned Ministry/Department/Cadre Units while posting an official in the office of the Secretary to the Government of India. However, this condition will not apply in case of Sr.PPS/PSOs as normally there is only one such post available in any Ministry/Department.

(d) PMO, Cabinet Secretariat and offices of Attorney General and Solicitor General of India would be exempted from the above policy.

4. It has also been decided that if an officer of CSSS is not relieved within 45 days of the transfer order or such period, if any, allowed by the Department of Personnel and Training, the officer shall deemed to have been relieved by the Cadre unit/Ministry/Department in which he/she has been working and thereafter, the’ officer shall not be entitled to draw any salary and allowances for the period of such overstay from the Ministry/Department from where the officer was transferred.

5. This policy would come into effect for all promotions/transfers effectiv 1st July, 2011. However, orders which have already been issued as per previous p to the above date will not be altered and will need to be implemented.

(Rajeev Kapoor) 
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/RTP2011.pdf

Policy to be followed in case where persons refuse promotion to a higher grade


Dopt Order

No.22034/3/81-Estt(D)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/Grih Mantralaya
Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms

New Delhi, the 1st Oct, 1981.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Policy to be followed in case where persons refuse promotion to a higher grade.

The undersigned is directed to invite the attention of the Ministries/Departments to the provisions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.1/3/69-Estt.(D) dt. 22.11.75 on the above subject and to say that this issue was discussed in the meeting of the National Council. It was observed that in many cases persons refuse promotion purely to gain monetary benefit specially in cases where the increment of the officer is due in the lower grade shortly. This it was felt causes considerable hardship to many Govt. employees due to the chain reaction fo postponing of the promotion of officers down the line and awaiting promotion. In order to discourage such refusal of promotion, the Government issued orders laying down that those officers who refuse promotion should not be issued any fresh offer of promotion for a period of six months from the date of such refusal.

2. Govt. have recently taken a decision to further liberalise the formula of fixation of pay, in order to avoid anomalies in the matter of fixation of pay. These orders are being separately issued.

3. In view of the fact that Government have decided to further liberalise the procedure of fixation pay of officers, and also to reduce cases of refusal of promotion to the barest minimum which adversely affects of the promotion prospects of officers working down the line, it has now been decided to modify the provisions contained in this Deptt’s O.M. No.1/3/69-Estt.(D) dated 22.11.75 mentioned in para 1 above, to the effect that from the date of issue of this order, refusal of promotion by an officer should entail that no fresh offer of promotion would be issued to him for a period of one year, instead of six months as provided for in the earlier instructions.

4. It is further clarified that in cases where the reasons adduced by the officer for this refusal of promotion are not acceptable to the appointing authority, then he should enforce the promotion on the officer and in case the officer still refuses to be promoted, then even disciplinary action can be taken against him for refusing to obey his orders.

5. These instructions take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

6. In so far as the officers working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Deptt., these orders are being issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

7. Ministry of Finance etc. are therefore, requested to bring the above decisions to the notice of all officers working under them for their information and compliance.

sd/-
(J.K.SARMA)
DIRECTOR

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Distribution and collection of phone bills of BSNL through line staff





 
BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED 
(A Government of India Enterprise) 
Corporate Office (Revenue Management Branch - CFA) 
2nd floor, Room No. 216, Eastern Court, Janpath, 
NEW DELHI-110 001

To

    All Heads of Telecom Circles/Metro Telephone Districts
    Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited.

No.2-4/2006-BSNL/TR/Pt.    

dated: 24-06-2011.

Subject: Distribution and collection of phone bills of BSNL through line staff.

    Kind reference is invited to this office letter of even No. dated 12-09-2008 through which the approval of Competent Authority was conveyed for allowing line staff to collect and distribute phone bills of BSNL on the incentive rate of  Rs.2/- (Two) per bill for delivery and Rs.3/- (Three) per bill for collection, on certain terms and conditions as indicated therein.

    The instructions contained in the letter mentioned above are hereby re-iterated for wide circulation in all the SSAs of your Circle, so that the benefit of the scheme is availed off by maximum members of the line staff. 

    Moreover, it has been desired to have monthly reports on achievement made through the scheme from all Circles (SSA wise), for the ensuing three months i.e., July, August and September 2011. It is requested to ensure that the reports for these three months are sent to this office positively by 15th on the month following the month of report in the format given below.


       (G. P. Verma) 
GM (Finance) CFA

Government Launches Drive to fill up Vacant Posts of SCs/STs/OBCs/PWDs


Dopt Orders

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Government Launches Drive to fill up Vacant Posts of SCs/STs/OBCs/PWDs

The Government has launched a drive to fulfil the backlog vacancies of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities.

This is following a review of the vacancy position in these categories by the Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Shri V.Narayansamy recently. All Ministries/Departments have been directed to fill up all the vacant posts in these categories by March 31, 2012.

The Government has been concerned about non-filling up of large number of backlog vacancies reserved for SCs/STs/OBCs/PWDs. Therefore, two Special Recruitment Drives – one for SCs, STs and OBCs another for PWDs were launched in 2008 and 2009 respectively.

The Drives enabled various offices to fill up about 26750 backlog vacancies but large number of such vacancies are remaining to be filled up.

Source: PIB

Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4


Latest Dopt Orders

No.AB.14017/30/2011-Estt.(RR) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
---

New Delhi, the 1th July,2011

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group ‘A’ Services in PB-3 and PB-4



A reference is invited to this Department 0M No.AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.04.09 on the above subject. The details of batch of the officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service who have been posted at the Centre in the various grades of PB-3. PB-4 and HAG was last circulated in this Department 0M of even No.dated 04.01.2011.
2. The details of the lAS officers who have been subsequently posted in the Centre in the various grades as well as the date of posting of the first officer belonging to the batch is annexed. Necessary action may be taken for grant of higher scale for the Officers belonging to batches of Organized Group A Services that are senior by two year or more and have not so far been promoted to that particular grade in accordance with the provisions of this Department’s 0M No.AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.4.2009

3. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/- 
(Smita Kumur) 
Director (Estt.I)



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Sixth Central Pay Commission’s recommendations amendment of Service Rules


Latest Dopt Orders

No.AB.14017/61/2008-Estt.(RR)/Pt. 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
New Delhi

Dated 8th July,2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Sixth Central Pay Commission’s recommendations amendment of Service Rules – regarding

           This Department in 0M No AB14017/61/2008-Estt(RR) dated 24.3.2009 issued the guidelines for amendment of Service Rules/Recruitment Rules for incorporating the changes arising out of 6th CPC recommendations. Separately the revised eligibility conditions for SAG & HAG level for members of Organized Group A Services have been issued in this Department OMs dated 15.12.09 (Non-Technical) and 18.01.2011(Engineering Services). The provisions with regard to grant of functional scale of Rs.14300-18300 (pre-revised) to the SEs and equivalent in respect of Engineering Services prescribed in 0M dated 29.12.2010 also refers. Instructions for grant of NFU as per 6th CPC recommendations have been issued in 0M dated 24.4.09

2.       As the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules are required to be amended after incorporating the above instructions, all the Ministries/Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities of Organized Group ‘A’ Services may take immediate necessary action for notification of Service Rules positively by 31.3.2012 in consultation with DOPT/UPSC & Ministry of Law.

3.        Hindi version will follow.

Sd/- 
(Smita Kumar) 
Director (Estt. I) 
Tel. 2309 2479

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Single Window web Interface – “The Indian Railway web Portal” - Launched for the Benefit of Multiple Rail users


Ministry of Railways

Single Window web Interface – “The Indian Railway web Portal” - Launched for the Benefit of Multiple Rail users 
E-Ticket on Mobile Phone now Possible through new Web Portal Facilitating Travel by Merely Displaying SMS Without Ticket Printout 
No Travel Agents Allowed to use New Web Portal to Facilitate Convenient Booking by Normal Passengers 
  

In a milestone measure undertaken by Ministry of Railways for the benefit of   rail users, a comprehensive Indian Railway Web Portal with the URL www.indianrailways.gov.in has been launched with a view to consolidate all the services and information onto a single window web-interface for the public.   This comprehensive omnibus single window web interface will be for the entire Rail User community of India whether they are Passenger Service, Freight Service or Parcel Service Customers.

At an impressive programme jointly organized by Eastern Railway and Kolkata Metro Railway  yesterday at Kolkata, former Union Railway Minister and presently the Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee launched this unique public friendly facility.  Minister of State for Railways, Shri Mukul Roy was among those specially present on this occasion.  The other activities inaugurated at this function included Automatic Fare Collection & Passenger Control  System (AFC & PC)  gates at all Kolkata Metro  Stations. 
  
Indian Railway Web Portal has following components:

1. Hosting the existing websites of Railway Board, all the Zonal Railways, Production Units onto the portal. 
2. Creation of uniform Web address system of all the Railway Websites 
3. Tracking facility for freight trains running and Parcels status by customers 
4. Journey planner with user-friendly functionalities. 
5. E-ticket functionality dedicated for normal passengers.  
6. Facility to book retiring rooms for any station. 
7. Mobile phone based ticket booking in which passenger need not print his/her ticket but carry the display ticket sent to his/her mobile phone through SMS. 
8. Web and SMS based Complaints and Suggestions Management System for all Railway customers 

The e-ticketing module of the Indian Railway Web Portal is expected be the most sought after facility by the normal passenger.  The e-ticketing operations of IRCTC on its website shall also continue in parallel. In the additional facility of e-ticketing provided by IR Web Portal, no travel agents have been allowed so that normal passengers can have ease of booking during peak hours.

The Portal will broadly provide e-ticketing on the Internet (booking and cancellation) and e-ticketing on mobile phone (booking and cancellation).

Individual users choosing to use the e-ticketing facility shall be required to register himself/herself for the first time for this purpose after submitting the mandatory details and shall be provided a unique user ID.  This registration will be free of charge.  Thereafter he can avail the services of Booking and Cancellation of e-tickets.  He can take a printout of the e-ticket which is known as Electronic Reservation Slip (ERS).

Individual users desirous of utilizing the facility of booking e-ticket on mobile phone ( which is being named as m-ticket), having requisite internet facility can do so by downloading the mobile ticketing application on the mobile phone from the IR Portal, using the URL sent in SMS.  On completion of booking and payment formalities, a SMS containing the ticket details will be sent to user which is referred to as Mobile Reservation Message – (MRM).  The cost of MRM from IR Web Portal shall be borne by Indian Railways.  Such passengers need not require to carry a print out of the ticket and instead display the SMS (namely MRM).  Similarly a Screen-shot of the e-ticket displayed through laptops/palmtops (referred as Virtual Reservation Message – VRM) will also be construed as e-ticket and such passenger also need not take a print out of the e-ticket and instead display the Screen-shot on their laptops/palmtops. 

It is mandatory that at least one passenger booked on the e-ticket/m-ticket carry at least one of the following eight proofs of identity (in original ) : 
Ø Voter Photo Identity Card issued by Election Commission of India. 
Ø  Passport. 
Ø  PAN Card issued by Income Tax Department. 
Ø  Driving License issued by RTO. 
Ø  Photo Identity card issued by Central/State Government. 
Ø  Student Identity Card with photograph issued by recognized school/college for their students. 
Ø  Nationalized Bank Passbook with photograph. 
Ø  Credit Cards issued by Banks with laminated photograph
ERS/MRM/VRM along with any one of the eight prescribed ID proofs in original and the indication of the passenger(s)’ name(s) in the Reservation Chart will entitle the passenger(s) to travel.

ERS/MRM/VRM along with one of the eight prescribed proofs of Identity in original will also authorize the passenger to enter the platform on the day of journey and he/she will not be required to purchase platform ticket.  ERS/MRM along with original ID proof will be required to be produced on demand by Ticket Checking Staff on the platform.

The facility of booking e-tickets through IR Web Portal will be available from 00.30   hours to 23.30 hours daily.  The booking for a particular train shall be permitted up to the time of preparation of reservation charts.

A maximum of eight PNRs per user ID per month shall be permissible.  The passengers can book seats/berths on the e-ticket on the web portal against General quota/Tatkal quota/Ladies quota/Senior Citizen Quota.  No concessions, except Senior Citizen concession, will be allowed on e-tickets.  No Group Booking shall be permissible on e-ticketing through Indian Railway Web Portal.

The service charges levied by the Railways will be Rs. 5/- per ticket for Sleeper Class (SL) and Second Sitting (2S) classes and Rs. 10/- per ticket for all other Reserved Classes.

The detailed procedure of cancellation and refund has also been mentioned in the IR Web Portal.

The detailed commercial circular of Ministry of Railway on this introduction of e-ticketing and ticketing through mobile phone on IR Web Portal can be seen in www.indianrailways.gov.in



Source : PIB

Post Office Savings Accounts to be taxed from current fiscal




The government has decided to levy tax on the interest obtained on Post Office savings schemes from the current financial year.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes ( CBDT )) has brought out a notification in this regard recently, which stipulates that any interest earned beyond Rs 3,500 (in case of individual accounts) and Rs 7,000 (in case of joint accounts) will be taxable from the running fiscal.

The CBDT-- which is the administrative authority of the Income Tax Department-- has issued the notification to all the tax collection ranges across the country for implementation.



Taxpayers will have to reflect this investment on their income tax returns.

"Taxpayers who now invest in the post office saving accounts schemes will now have to show the interest earned on this scheme while filing their income tax returns. Interest upto Rs 3,500, in case of single accounts and and Rs 7,000 in case of joint accounts, is exempted," a senior I-T official said.

The Assessing Officer (AO) will compute the tax on the interest earned, beyond the exemption limit, accordingly, he said.

The current interest rates for Post Office savings deposits is 3.5 per cent per annum.

The minimum investment limit in this scheme is Rs 50 while the maximum limit is Rs one lakh for an individual account and Rs 2 lakh in case of a joint account.


Source: The Economic Times

Amendment of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979


Ministry of Labour & Employment

Amendment of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979


The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to amend the title of the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 to ‘Inter State Migrant Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979’ by introducing a Bill, namely the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Amendment Bill, 2011 (Appendix-III) (page 6 to 7) in the ensuing session of Parliament.

The Act provides for regulating the employment of inter-state migrant workmen and their conditions of service.

The Act will become gender neutral by amending its title and replacing the word ‘workman and workmen’ by the words ‘worker and workers’ respectively.

Background:

The system of employment of inter-state migrant labour is an exploitative one. To safeguard the interests of migrant workers, the Government enacted the Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979. The Task Force constituted for amendment of labour laws concerning women and children, recommended that the title of the Act may be changed in order to make it gender neutral. This recommendation of the Task Force has been accepted and amendment in the title of the Act changing it as ‘the Inter-State Migrant Worker (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979 has been proposed.



Source: PIB

IMMEDIATE

F. No. 6/9/2010-CS-I(S) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
Khan Market, New Delhi-i 10003

Dated the 6th July, 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion of Assistant in the grade of Section Officer of CSS on ad- hoc basis — Extension thereof.

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 6/9/2010-CS-I(S) dated 11.11.2010 and 07.04.2011 on the captioned subject. wherein cadre authorities were allowed to continue the ad-hoc promotion in the grade of Section Officer upto 30.06.2011.



2.   As the availability of regular Section Officers may take some more time, it has now been decided to extend the period of ad-hoc promotion in SO grade. beyond 30.06.2011 upto 30.09.2011 subject to the following conditions:

     (i) The period of ad-hoc promotion would be upto 30.09.2011 or till the regular Section Officers are made available, whichever is earlier.

     (ii) The ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of Section Officers for regular appointment or to claim seniority in the Section Officers grade of CSS.

     (iii) Ad-hoc appointment would Continue till regular candidates in Section Officer Grade are available either through Seniority quota or Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE). In the event of the ad-hoc appointees not qualifying for regular appointment in either of these two categories, they shall be reverted to the Assistants’ Grade on availability of such regular officers from the date the regular Section Officers join duty in their respective Cadre Units allotted to them by this Department.

     (iv) No fresh ad-hoc promotion should be made in the grade of Section Officer.

sd/- 
(K.Suresh Kumar) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


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DoPT to train over 100 officials on handling RTI pleas


DoPT to train over 100 officials on handling RTI pleas

NEW DELHI: In order to deal better with growing intra-departmental RTI queries, Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has decided to train its over 100 officials on different matters related to Right to Information Act.

DoPT, which acts as a nodal agency to oversee implementation of the transparency law, has decided to train a total of 104 Central Public Information Officers and Appellate Authorities.

The decision was taken after some of its CPIOs complained of difficulties in dealing with RTI applications. Officials said that some of its information officers were reprimanded by Central Information Commission for improperly disposing of certain pleas.

"We have called special trainers for a day-long workshop on July 6. They will answer all the queries related to RTI," a DoPT official said.

He said that 52 CPIOs and their appellate authorities have been chosen for the training and they have been asked to send their queries in advance to save time and ensure proper resolution.

According to official data, about 370 complaints related to Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pensions are pending with the CIC.

DoPT is also planning to conduct such training for CPIOs of other central government departments too.

Source: Economic Times

Inclusion of CBI, NATGRID and NIA in Second Schedule of RTI Act




MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS 
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 9th June, 2011

G.S.R. 442(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of Section 24 of the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005), the Central Government hereby makes the following further amendments in the Second Schedule to the said Act, namely :—

In the Second Schedule to the Right to Information Act, 2005, after serial number 22 and the entry relating thereto, the following serial numbers and entries shall be added, namely

“23. Central Bureau of Investigation,

24. National Investigation Agency,

25. National Intelligence Grid.”.

[F.No.1/3/2011-IR] 
RAJEEV KAPOOR, Jt.Secy.


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Pay arrears to employees: Karra to J&K Govt


Urging upon the state government to address the ‘genuine’ demands of state and other PSUs, former Finance Minister and PDP leader, Tariq Hameed Kara Sunday said the agreement reached upon earlier between the parties should be implemented in letter and spirit without any further delay.

He said the government had entered into an agreement with the representatives of the government employees on payment of their arrears, removing pay anomalies etc, which is yet to be implemented.

Kara said, “When on one hand, the government claims to have earned the largest ever plan size of sixty six thousand crore, it cannot and should not put the just and genuine demands of the employees on back burner which is likely to hamper the growth and developmental activities in the state.”

The government, Kara said, owes an explanation whether it has projected the demands of the employees before the Planning Commission in its recent meeting. “On one hand government says that it can’t resolve the issue unless central government steps in to bail out the state from its financial implications and rightly so but how can it forget projecting these demands before the central government” Kara said adding further that the government itself claimed that whatever projected before the planning commission, it earned that, then should it be deemed that it (government) simply forgot its employees. “if it is so, then it is criminal negligence on part of the state government” added Kara.

He said the state government must address the genuine demands of the employees to remove the discontent among the employees.

"Government should address the issues concerning the employees in a spirit of understanding and accommodation to avoid repetition of confrontation” Kara said adding further that it (government) cannot hope to serve the people if its entire administrative machinery is dissatisfied.

Terming the employees as the vehicles of change of the government, Kara said dissatisfied and dejected employees cannot ensure work culture and hassle free service to the people of the state.

Kara asked the Chief Minister to take personal interest in solving the demands of State employees so that confrontation between Government and employees could be avoided.


SC refuses to stay Delhi HC order on OBC quota


The Supreme Court today refused to stay a Delhi High Court order directing that OBC students for admission in Jawaharlal Nehru University and Delhi University shall be entitled to a rebate of 10 per cent marks as compared to minimum cut-off percentage for general category candidates. 

A vacation bench comprising Justices P Sathasivam and A K Patnaik, however, directed the matter to be listed for further hearing before an appropriate bench for July 4 when the apex court reopens after summer vacation. 

The petitioner has contended that there is some confusion regarding the rebate to be given to OBC students for admission in JNU and DU. 

According to the petitioner, OBC students are entitled to a concession of 10 per cent marks as compared to minimum eligibility marks prescribed for general category candidates for admissions in various courses. 

They further argued that the two universities are misinterpreting the Constitution bench judgement of the apex court and are giving 10 per cent concession to OBC students against the minimum cut-off percentage for general category candidates as a result of which large number of OBC candidates are being denied admissions despite the fact that the seats reserved for OBC candidates are still lying vacant. UNI

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of May, 2011


All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of May, 2011
            All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of May, 2011 increased by 1 point and stood at 187 (one hundred & eighty seven) .
            During May, 2011, the index recorded increase of 8 points in Ludhiana centre, 6 points in Nasik centre, 5 points each in Giridih, Mundakkayam and Sholapur centres, 4 points in 3 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. The index decreased by 4 points in Rangapara Tezpur centre, 3 points in Ghaziabad centre, 2 points in Guwahati centre, 1 point in 10 centres, while in the remaining 21 centres the index remained stationary.
            The maximum increase of 8 points  in  Ludhiana centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Arhar Dal, Masur Dal, Mustard Oil, Vanaspati Ghee, Milk, Chillies Dry, Electricity Charges, Toilet Soap, Washing Soap, etc. The increase of 6 points in Nasik centre is due to increase in the prices of Wheat, Bajra, Chillies Dry, Vegetable & Fruit items, Petrol, etc. The increase of 5 points in Giridih, Mundakkayam and Sholapur centres is due to increase in the prices of  Rice, Jowar, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Firewood, Soft Coke, Hair Oil, Washing Soap, etc. The decrease of 4 points in Rangapara Tezpur centre is the outcome of decrease in the prices of Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Turmeric Powder, Garlic, Vegetable & Fruit items, Pan Leaf, etc. The decrease of 3 points in Ghaziabad centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat Atta, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Guwahati centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat Atta, Vegetable & Fruit items, Pan Leaf, etc.
            The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows:



                 1. Ahmedabad 180                                 4. Delhi       172
                 2. Bangalore  192                                   5. Kolkata   181
                 3. Chennai    166                                    6. Mumbai    186



            The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of May, 2011 is 8.72% as compared to 9.41% in April, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index is 7.61% in May, 2011 as compared to 8.24% in April, 2011.
            The CPI-IW for June, 2011 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 29th July, 2011.

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