Revision of flat rates of licence fee for Central Govt. Residential Accommodation throughout the country

Government of India 
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi, 
Dated: 28th April, 2011


Subject: Revision of flat rates of licence fee for Central Govt. Residential Accommodation throughout the country.

In terms of SR-324(4). the Government has decided to revise the flat rates of licence fee recoverable (or the residential accommodation available in General pool and also in Departmental Pools of Ministries/Departments of the Government of India throughout the country (except in respect of substandard/unclassified accommodation of Ministry of Defence, accommodation for service personnel of the Ministry of Defence and accommodation under the control of Ministry of Railways), as shown in the Annexure.

2. The revised rates of licence fee would be effective from 1st July. 2010. All Ministries/Departments are requested to take action to recover the revised licence fee in accordance with these orders in respect of accommodation under their control all over the country.

3. This issues with the concurrence of integrated Finance Wing of the Ministry of Urban Development under its Diary No 545/Dir. (F)FD/10 dated 15.11.2010 & dated 03.01.2011.

4. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, orders would be issued separately.

Deputy Director of Estates Policy)

Revised flat rates of licence fee applicable for Central Government residential accommodation throughout the country w.e.f. 01.07.2010

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MoD Initiates Slew of Steps to Audit Defence land

The Ministry of Defence has initiated several steps to audit the vast land holdings held by the 62 Cantonments and the Defence Estates. Announcing the measures at the first Performance Appraisal Conference of the Chief Executive Officers of the Cantonment Boards here today, the Defence Minister Shri AK Antony said the procedure related to issue of No Objection Certificate for Defence Land would be done strictly according to laid down policy. Shri Antony’s speech was read out in-absentia as he could not attend the function due to indisposition. 

Observing that “a few NoCs issued in the past by certain local authorities have earned us a bad name,” Shri Antony said this must be avoided. He declared that all vacant pieces of Defence Land would be constantly monitored to avert encroachment. 

“In order to protect vacant pieces of Defence Lands, Camping Grounds and abandoned airfields, it has been decided that they would be guarded by nearby military units and when this was not possible sufficient manpower resources would be placed with the Defence Estates Officers to look after them.” 

The Defence Minister announced two important projects for efficiently managing defence estates. “One is regarding the introduction of modern survey technology in the Defence Estates and completing of survey work of all defence land in phase-wise manner within a period of three years. The second project is that of Digitization and Indexing of Defence Land records.” 

Shri Antony said that a computerization project to scan, index and microfilm all Defence Land-title related records has been sanctioned by the Defence Ministry. “This is an important project to make land-title related documents easily retrievable as also preserve them for future years.” 

The Director-General of Defence Estates (DGDE) is the custodian of more than 17 lakh acres of land holdings in Cantonments and other defence estates, making it the largest land holders in the country. 

Based on the recommendations of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Defence, Shri Antony said that he has initiated steps for Land Audit. Cautioning that the Land Audit does not get reduced to just being a fault-finding exercise by one Department of another, he said that “the intention is to control and monitor adherence to laid down procedures and strengthen the overall land management system.” 

Pointing out that the Cantonment Boards have to keep pace with the rapid infrastructure development witnessed in the adjoining municipal bodies in the metros and big cities, the Defence Minister said that the cash-starved Cantonment Boards would have to “look for alternative sources of revenue generation.” 

In his address the Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju said that the law has been amended that gives Cantonment Boards the status of deemed municipal bodies. He said that the Defence Estates officials must give priority to get the Cantonment Boards included in the funding earmarked for the municipal committees. 

“Ministry of Defence has also been working towards including the select Cantonments in the City Development Plan (CDP) of the adjoining cities which are covered under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission…Though the Ministry of Urban Development have agreed to include Cantonments in the CDP of the adjoining cities, the funding for the proposed infrastructure in cantonment areas has remained an issue which is yet to be resoloved.” 

Speaking on the occasion Shri Shekhar Agarwal, Special Secretary, Ministry of Defence, said that two circulars on ceding of Defence Land and issue of NoC to Defence and adjoining Lands would be issued later this week, which would streamline the procedures and plug loopholes. 

The DGDE Shri Ashok Kumar Harnal also spoke on the occasion. 

Sanction for Travel by Private Airlines for official purposes due to the ongoing Strike of Air India Pilots

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110010

Important Circular


Dated : 03/05/2011

To, All PCsDA/ CsDA

Sub: Sanction for Travel by Private Airlines for official purposes due to the ongoing Strike of Air India Pilots.

As you may be aware that the Air India Pilots have gone on an indefinite Strike, due to which majority of the Air India Flights have been cancelled.

2. This HQrs. office had taken up one such case with the Ministry of Civil Aviation for according permission to an officer to Travel by Private Airlines since the Air India Flights are not operating due to strike by Air India Pilots.

3. Ministry of Civil Aviation has accorded approval for Travel by Private Airlines on Official Purposes till the ongoing Strike by Air India Pilots is called off.

4. It is therefore advised that all claims for travel by Private Airlines in respect of entitled officers on Official Purposes during this period may please be dealt with accordingly.

(R.K. Bhatt)

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Amendment to Recruitment Rules for scientific posts as per Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme based on 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations.

NO. AB- 140 17/37/2008-Estt(RR) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pension 
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, Dated the 29th April, 201 1


Subject: Amendment to Recruitment Rules for scientific posts as per Modified Flexible Complementing Scheme based on 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations.

          Attention is invited to modified FCS for Scientists based on 6th CPC recommendations issued in this Department's OM of even number dated 10.9.2010. It has been laid down that assessment of Scientists from 1.1.2011 shall be done according to the revised provisions of the scheme.Accordingly, all the Ministries / Departments were advised to initiate action for review of the provisions of FCS and amend their recruitment rules to bring the scheme in their organization in conformity with the guidelines of DOPT.

2. The proposal for amendment of the RRs for incorporating the revised 
scheme have not been received from most of the Scientific Ministries / Departments. The revised guidelines have been issued in  September 20 10 giving sufficient. time for the Ministries / Departments to  take action for amendment of the RRs. The guidelines of DOPT issued  earlier make it clear that the promotions under FCS shall be from a  prospective date only after the competent authority has approved the same. Under the circumstances, action should have been taken by now to amend  the RRs so that assessment of Scientists could be carried as per the revised  Scheme.

3. Accordingly the Ministries / Departments are advised to take immediate action in this regard to amend the RRs so that assessment of Scientists could be carried as per the revised Scheme.

4. Hindi version will follow.
(Smita Kumar) 

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