Ordnance Factory Board-OFB (Ministry of Defence) published an advertisement for Induction of Trade Apprentice for Training under The Apprentice Act 1961 and Disabilities Act 1995 in Ordnance & Ordnance equipment Factories. Eligible candidates can apply only through ON-LINE in its Website ‘’

On-line’ Application is invited from Indian Citizen for TRADE APPRENTICESHIP training in Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories for the year 2011-12.Particulars of training and induction process are given below:-
1. Between 14 to 22 years – As on 01-10-2011
2. Relaxation in Upper age limit is permitted by -
(a) For SC/ST Candidates – 05 (Five) years.
(b) For OBC candidates – 03 (Three) years
(c) For Physically Handicapped (PH) / Physically Challenged (PC) Candidates- 10(Ten) years.
(d) For ITI Candidates – upper age limit will be relaxed by the period of training already undergone by them in any Institute recognized by NCVT or SCVT, duly covered through Gazette Notification of Ministry of Labour & Employment.
1. For non-ITI applicants: – Passed Madhyamik (Class – 10th Standard) or Equivalent Examination with 40% marks in aggregate and 45% marks in each of Mathematics & Science (Physics and Chemistry).
2. For ITI applicants: – Should be passed out from the ITI, duly recognized by NCVT or SCVT and covered through Gazette Notification of Ministry of Labour & Employment, with minimum two years duration.

(One Candidate is Eligible to apply against one Factory & one Trade only)

Application is to be addressed to the Senior General Manager/ General Manager of any of the factories, where from the applicant intend for the Trade Apprenticeship training and to appear for the competitive induction Examination.


Please keep the following data / details ready before you start filling up the form ONLINE:
Candidate must apply online through Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) website . After submission of the on-line application , the applicant should take a print of the registration slip, as submitted through on-line, affix recent colour passport size photograph, sign and put left thumb impression in the specified place and send to the concerned Ordnance Factory, where he/she intends to apply. The hard copy of the application must be supported with the following documents .
(a).Age proof certificate.
(b).Qualification Certificates(Madhyamik or Equivalant Examination/ITI Examination)(All copy of Certificate must be attested by any central/state Govt. Gazetted officier/Principal/Headmaster/Mistress of the college/ School .).
(c).SC/ST/OBC/PH (PC) Certificate(issued by competent authority) .
(d).Indian postal order (where applicable).
(e) . IPO of Rs. 30/-, in favor of the Sr.GM/GM of the Ord. Fy. where the candidate has applied for
Grade and CGPA to be converted into percentage as per guidelines given on your marksheet.
Valid e-mail id with validity for minimum period of six months,kindly keep the record of the same for your future reference.




Online Registered User to check submission of application or viewing or re-printing your applicationCLICK HERE 


VII Pay Commission for Central Govt.Employees should be constituted at the earliest-INDWF

Today the INDWF –Indian National Defence Workers Federation is Celebrating its Golden Jubilee Year in New Delhi. A rally to Talkatora stadium is organized by the Federation as a part of the Golden Jubilee celebration. In which around 10000 of its delegates across India are expected to participate. Sources Close to the INDWF revealed that the Supreme command of the Congress Party Smt. Sonia Gandhi is also expected to participate in the Meeting to be held at Talkatora Stadium in the evening. The Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh,Defence Ministers and Shri.Ragul Gandhi.are also invited to attend the meeting.

A list of around 30 Demands also been published by the Federation to put before the Government in its Meeting.The Federation Demands the Government, Particularly the Ministry of Defence that,

  1. The Defence Procurement Policy to be reviewed, so that privatization and out sourcing may be avoided.
  2. MACP should be granted to Central Govt.Employees on Promotional Hierarchy.
  3. VII Pay Commission for Central Govt.Employees should be constituted at the earliest so that it can be reviewed and implemented in time.
  4. Employment should be provided to the wards of employees those who are willing to go in VRS Scheme like in Railways.
  5. The Bonus ceiling to be removed and one full month salary may be granted as Bonus to all Central Govt.Employees
  6. One Increment should be granted to Central Govt.Employees whose annual increment falls between 01-02-2006 to 30-6-2006


Revision of Pension of pre and post-1986 pensioners/family pensioners

No 45/86/97-P&PW (A)-Part-III 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan 
Khan Market, New Delhi 110 003

Dated 9th November, 2011


Subject - Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the 5th Central Pay Commission — Revision of Pension of pre and post-1986 pensioners/family pensioners etc — Consideration of application for revision or pension/family pension.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 21/12/2006 wherein the date of submission of applications for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1/1/1996 of pre-1986 pensioners/family pensioners in terms of this Departments OM. No.45/86/97-P&PW(A)-Part III dated 10.02 1998 was extended up to 31/12/2007. It was also decided to extend the date of submission of applications for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1/1/1996 of pre-1996 pensioners/family pensioners with reference to this Departments OM No 45/86/97 P&PW(A)-Part IV dated 08/05/1998 read with OM dated 30/9/1998 and dated 17/12/1998 for submission of applications by the pensioners/family pensioners covered under these OMs up to 31/12/2007.

2. In spite of extension of deadline for submission of application from time to time, there may be a few pensioners/family pensioners who could not submit application for revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 1/1/1996 under the above mentioned orders. Some pensioner associations have requested for extending the date for submission of applications beyond 31/12/2007 in such cases. The matter was discussed in the 20th meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA). It has now been decided that in case any pre-1996 pensioner/family pensioner submits an application for revision of pension/family pension in terms of the orders mentioned in para 1 above, the same may be considered and pension/family pension may be revised w.e.f. 1/1/1996 without insisting on any deadline for this purpose.

3 Ministry of Agriculture etc. are requested to bring the contents of these orders to the notice of heads of Departments/Controller of Accounts, Pay and Accounts Officer and attached and Subordinate Offices under them on top priority basis All Pension Disbursing Authorities are also advised to prominently display these orders on the notice boards for the benefit of the pensioners/family pensioners.

(Harjith Singh) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Authorised Pension Disbursing Banks



Trikool-II Bhikjl Cama Place, New Delhi-110066

ATTENTION: Central Civil Pensioners/Family Pensioners and Authorised Pension Disbursing Banks

1. The Life Certificate has to be submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner lo any Branch Manager of Pension Paying Bank in the months of November each year. The scheme booklet (4th edition, 3 Dec 2004) detailing the “Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners through Authorised Bank’s has been amended to include para 15.2 (i) which provides for an exemption from personal appearance of the pensioner in the bank. The same is quoted below for ready reference of all concerned.

“A pensioner who produces a life certificate in the prescribed form in, Annexure-XVII (given below) signed by any person specified hereunder, however, is exempted from personal appearance:
i. A person exercising the powers of a Magistrate under the Criminal Procedure code:
ii. A Registrar or Sub-Registrar appointed under Indian Registration Act.
iii. A Gazetted Government servant:
iv. A Police Officer not below the rank of Sub-Inspector in-charge of a Police Station:
v. A Class-I Officer of the Reserve Bank of India an officer (including Grade II officer) of the State Bank of India or of its subsidiary:
vi. A pensioned Officer who, before retirement, exercised the powers of a magistrate:
vii. A Justice of Peace:
viii. A Block Development Officer, Munsif, Tehsildar or Naib Tehsìldar:
ix. A Head of Village Panchayat. Gram Panchayat Gaori Panchayat or an Executive Committee of a Village;
x. A Member of Parliament, of State legislatures or of legislatures of Union Territory Governments/Administrations;
xi. Treasury Officer.

It is further stated that in the case of a pensioner drawing his pension through a Public Sector Bank the life certificate may be signed by an officer of a Public Sector Bank. In the case of a pensioner residing abroad and drawing his pension through any other bank included in the Second Schedule to the Reserve Bank of India Act. 1934, the life certificate may be signed by an officer of the Bank. A pensioner not resident in India in respect of whom his duty authorised agent produces a life certificate signed by a Magistrate, a Notary, a Banker or a Diplomatic Representative of India is exempted from special appearance.

It is requested that all banks may give the above wide publicity and circulate to all the branches for strict compliance and for information to pensioners.


(To be submitted by Pensioner once a year in November)

Certified that I have seen________________________________________________________________________ the pensioner
Shri./Smt./Ms.____________________________________________________________________ (Name of Pensioner) holder of
Pension Payment Order No. ____________________________________________________ and that he/she is alive on this date.

Name : ___________________________
Place : ___________________________

Designation of Authorised Officer

Chief Controller (Pensions)

Source :

Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary /Vascular Stents for CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries

F No Misc.1002/2006/CGHS(R&H)/ 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 31 October 2011.


Subject: Revision of Ceiling Rates and guidelines for various Coronary /Vascular Stents for CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries.

In supersession of the Office Memorandum of even No dated 12.09.2007 of the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for the revised rates and guidelines for Coronary / Vascular Stents for reimbursement of CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries, all DCGI approved Coronary / Vascular Stents are approved for reimbursement to CGHSICS(MA) beneficiaries as per the ceiling rates mentioned below


i. All DCGI and FDA approved Drug Eluting Stents –Rs 65,000/- 
ii. Ail DCGI and CE approved Drug Eluting Stents —  Rs.50000/- 
iii All DCGI approved Drug Eluting Stents -           – Rs 40000/-


i) STAINLESS STEEL STENTS                          – Rs.12000/- 
ii) COBALT STENTS                                       – Rs.20,000/.

a) All DCGI and FDA approved 
b) Ail DCGI and CE approved                          – Rs. 18,000/- 
C) All DCGI approved                                    – Rs 15,000/-

iii) COATED I OTHER STENTS                                – Rs 25,000/-


i) STAINLESS STEEL STENTS                       – Rs 20000/- 
ii) COBALT STENTS                                    – Rs 22,000/- 
iii) NITINOL / OTHER STENTS                       – Rs 25,000!- 

Reimbursement to beneficiaries /empanelled hospitals shall be limited to ceiling rates or as per actuals, whichever is lower.

2. Coronary Stents shall be permitted on the advice of Govt. Specialist, of which not more than two shall be of Drug Eluting Stents. Permission shall be granted as per the laid down procedure.

If more than two drug eluting stents are implanted in an empanelled hospital and no written informed consent was obtained from the beneficiary that he!she would bear the difference in cost between the DES and Bare Metal Stent, arid the hospital has charged this amount from the beneficiary, the additional amount shall be deducted from the pending bills of hospitals and shall be paid to the beneficiary

3. It is essential for the empanelled hospitals to quote the Batch number when a coronary/vascular stent of any type is implanted in the case of a CGHS/CS (MA) beneficiary and also enclose a copy of the relevant invoices pertaining to the procurement of the stents by the hospitals. In addition to this, the outer pouch of the Stent packet along with the sticker on it on which details of the stent are printed shall also be enclosed with the medical bill for claiming reimbursement from the Govt. In case of treatment from a private non-empanelled hospital, 
where the treatment was taken in an emergency, it is the responsibility of the beneficiary to obtain the batch number, invoice and outer pouches of the stent(s) before the submission of the medical claim to CGHSI concerned department, as the case may be.

4 The empanelled hospital shall submit a self certified undertaking that the hospital has not charged the CGHS / CS(MA) beneficiary more than the rate at which the stent has been procured by the hospital and incase of any detection and establishment that the hospital has overcharged the hospital shall be removed from the list of hospitals empanelled under CGHS without any further notice

5. UTI-TSL, while processing the hospital bills of coronary I vascular stents shall ensure that the hospitals have enclosed copies of the relevant invoices pertaining to the procurement of the stents by the hospitals and the outer pouch of the Stent packet along with the sticker on it on which details of the stent are printed and that the prescribed rates and the guidelines have been followed, before making provisional payments to the hospitals

6. The revised rates and guidelines shall come into force from the date of issue and shall be in force for a period of one year or tilt they are revised, whichever may be earlier.

7. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division vide Dy.No 2979 dated 
20.10.2011 of the office of AS&FA Min. of H&FW



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