2.5 lakh panchayats to be connected through broadband: Pitroda

2.5 lakh panchayats to be connected through broadband: Pitroda


Empowering villagers to get better services, about 250,000 panchayats would be connected through fibre optics and broadband connections within the next couple of years, Advisor to the Prime Minister and telecom czar Sam Pitroda said today.


"Our goal is to provide fibre to 250,000 panchayats. We have a plan in collaboration with BSNL, RAILTEL DoT, IT Ministry etc. Pretty soon we will have a detail plan which will be submitted to the Cabinet for approval," Pitroda, who is the Advisor to the Prime Minister on Infrastructure, Innovation and Information, said.

The connectivity will not only improve delivery of government schemes but will also empower people, he said while talking to reporters on the sidelines of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in New Delhi.

As the Chairman of National Knowledge Commission, he wished the recommendations of the commission "should have been implemented earlier".

"It has been delayed a little bit," he added.

The NKC, which was set up by the Prime Minister in 2005 with the mandate to suggest measures to transform the country into a knowledge society, has made several path-breaking recommendations, including a regulatory authority for education and setting up of 1,500 universities.

Pitroda also felt that with the changing times, teachers' role must change.

"Role of teachers must change. It cannot be the way it has been in the past. Teachers will have to be more of a mentor. I don't think the way we are thinking today is sustainable globally," he said.

He said students should also have access to the best of the teachers globally and acquire knowledge relevant to the present time.

Eminent professor Lord Bhikhu Parekh, speaking at the function, suggested the Indian diaspora should also be involved in policy formulation relating to the education sector.(ST-07/01)

Guidelines for Stepping up of pay of the promotee senior with direct recruited

Guidelines for Stepping up of pay of the promotee senior with direct recruited


Stepping up of pay of the promotee senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006
Copy of Directorate letter no 1-9/2010-PCC dated 05-01-2010 addressed to all Heads of circles

Subject: - Stepping up of pay of the promotee senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006

This is regarding stepping of pay of promote senior with reference to direct recruit junior appointed after 01.01.2006.

2. The issue was examined in this office and referred to Ministry of Finance for clarification. Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Legal Cell vide U.O. No. 18/28/2010-Legal dated 29.12.2010 has clarified that the stepping up of pay of the promote senior with direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006 may be agreed to subject to fulfillment of the following conditions: -

(a) Stepping up of the basic pay of seniors can be claimed only in the case of those cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. In such cases, the basic pay of the seniors will be stepped up with reference to the basic pay of the directly recruited junior provided they belong to the same seniority list for all purposes.

(b) Further, government servants cannot claim stepping up of their revised basic pay with reference to entry pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits appointed on or after 01.01.2006 as laid down in Section II of part A of First Schedule to the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, if their cadre does not have an element of direct recruitment or in cases where no junior is drawing basic pay higher than them.

(c) Stepping up of pay of the seniors in accordance with the present advice of this Department shall not be applicable in cases where direct recruits have been granted advance increment at the time of recruitment.

3. The issues prevailing in the Circle may be decided as per above clarifications.



Sd/-
(Surender Kumar)


Source: ipaspandhra

Delay in deposit of P.F. dues attracts penal damages


ATTENTION EMPLOYEES

Delay in deposit of P.F. dues attracts penal damages.

Damages are levied at the following FLAT RATES:


For 0 — 2 months delay - @ 5 % p.a.

For 2 — 4 months delay - @10 % p.a.

For 4 — 6 months delay - @ 15 % p.a.

For delay above 6 months - @ 25 % p.a.


(subject to a maximum of 100%)


Levy of damages at lesser rates is not permissible under the EPF & MP Act.

Reduction/Waiver of damages – considered only for Sick Industrial Companies having rehabilitation scheme sanctioned by BIFR.

Deposit dues in time – avoid penal damages.



– DO NOT BE MISGUIDED BY TOUTS –

REMIT DUES IN TIME – SAVE PENALTY & FINE



Issued in public interest by :
Employees' Provident Fund Organisation, India
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MACPS for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Extension of the benefits to Officers of HAG Scale of Rs.67,000 - 79,000/-


No. 35034/3/2008-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Establishment (D)


North Block, New Delhi
Dated : 24th December 2010



OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:    Modified Assured Career. Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees – Extension of the benefits to Officers of HAG Scale of Rs.67,000 - 79,000/-.


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      Reference is invited to the Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. of even number dated the 19th May, 2009, wherein the financial upgradation under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) has been allowed upto the highest grade pay of Rs.12000 in the Pay Band 4. Consequent upon introduction of the new HAG scale of Rs.67,000-79,000 in replacement of Rs.37,400 - 67,000 with grade pay of Rs.12,000 in PB4, it is clarified that the benefits of financial upgradation under the MACPS shall be available to aforementioned HAG scale also.

2.       All Ministries/Departments may give wide circulation to the contents of this O.M. for general guidance and appropriate action in the matter.

3.       Hindi version would follow


(Smita Kumar)
Director (Estt.I)


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Revision of guidelines for framing / amendment / relaxation of Recruitment Rules

No. AB 14017/48/2010-Estt..(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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New Delhi the 31st December, 2010



OFFICE MEMORANDUM


SUBJECT:     Revision of guidelines for framing / amendment / relaxation of Recruitment Rules.

      The undersigned is directed to state that instructions on framing / amendment of Recruitment Rules were issued in a consolidated form in this Department's OM No. AB. 14017/12/87-Estt.(RR) dated 18.3.1988. Subsequently, a number of orders and clarifications have been issued on the subject.

2. The existing instructions have been reviewed in consultation with WSC and consolidated in the form of "Guidelines on framing / amendment / relaxation of recruitment rules", a copy of which is enclosed. The number and the date of original OM has been referred in the relevant instructions for easy reference to the context. The Guidelines on framing / amendment / relaxation of recruitment rules along with the relevant instructions and existing model RRs are available on the DoPT websitewww.persmin.nic.in* in the dynamic form of Handbook on Recruitment Rules, 2010. This Department would continue to update these instructions from time to time.

2.       Hindi version will follow.


s/d
(Smita Kumar)
Director (E-I)


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NO. 18011/1/2010-Estt.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
…..


North Block,New Delhi,
Dated the --



OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject :        Probation in various Central Civil Services.

       The undersigned is directed to say that the period of probation to be prescribed for different postslservices in Central Government have been laid down in this Department’s O.M. No. F.44/1/59-Ests.(A) dated 15.4.1959 as amended from time to time. Although instructions exist to the effect that save for exceptional reasons probation should not be extended for more than a year and no employee should be kept on probation for more than double the normal period apart from instructions for timely action on completion of probationlconfirmation, these are not invariably followed.

2. With a view to prevent Government servants from becoming possible victims of arbitrary actions or inordinate delay in considering completion of probationlconfirmation, the existing instructions on provisions regarding probation in the servicelrecruitment rules relating to Central Civil Services and Posts have been reviewed. It has now been decided that :-

(I)         If during the period of probation, a probationer has not undergone the requisite training course or passed the requisite departmental examinations if anybrescribed or has not been on dutyitraining for at least 75% of the probation period, the period of probation may be extended by such period or periods as may be necessary subject to the condition that the total period of probation does not exceed double the prescribed period of probation except in the cases mentioned in (ii) below:-

II)        the period of probation may be extended for such period as the Central Government may think fit in the circumstances of the case in respect of a probationer who is:

a)        under suspension;

b)        against whom disciplinary proceedings are pending; or

c)        against whom prosecution for criminal charge is pending.

III)        Where a probationer who has completed the period of probation to the satisfaction of the Central Government is required to be confirmed, he shall be confirmed in the SewicelPost at the end of his period of probation, having been completed satisfactorily. In such cases, where no order extending the probation period has been issued and no order of confirmation is issued within one year of completion of the prescribed period of probation, the probationer would be deemed to be confirmed in the servicelpost.

3.        In the Service/Recruitment Rules for all Central Civil Services and Posts, in addition to the period of probation, wherever prescribed. corresponding provisions, as in para 2 above, may be incorporated in consultation with this Department in the light of the above instructions.

4.         The Hindi Version of this O.M. will follow.


(P.Prabhakaran )
Director


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Finalization of Common Seniority List(CSL) in the grade of LDC

No.20/87/2010-CS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances &Pensions
Department of Personnel &Training


Lok Nayak Bhavan,New Delhi-3
Dated,the 5th January 2011


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: - Finalization of Common Seniority List(CSL)in the grade of LDC of CSCS for the select list years 1994 &1995-reg.


The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M of even number dated 4th November, 2010 circulating thereby the draft Common Seniority List in respect of LDCs for the years 1994 & 1995. All the cadre units of CSCS were requested to bring to the notice of this department the factual inaccuracies/deficiencies, in the common seniority list of LDCs for the select list year 1994 &1995. A large number of communications were received which were examined in this department.

2 It is noted that most of the representations related to corrections regarding names and date of birth of LDCs and the same carried out in the list. On the basis of the information received from cadre units and individuals and also re-verifying seniority lists of the cadre units,necessary corrections have been made in the common seniority lists. The senioriry in respect of departmental examination candidates for the years 1994 & 1995 have been fixed in accordance with this department's O.M No. 3/4/95-CS II dated 11th June 1997. Accordingly the Common Seniority List of LDCs for the select lists years 1994 & 1995 have been finalized and may be seen on the website of this department i.e

www.http://persmin.nic.in
Central Services Wing
CS Division
Central Secretariat Clerical Service
Common Seniority List


3 The cadre units are requested to invariably mention CSL number in future correspondence relating to the seniority lists of LDCs for the select list years 1994 & 1995.


(J Minz)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India



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