Nomination of qualified candidates of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE), 2009

Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, 
Khan Market, New Delhi-100003. 
Date: 3rd August, 2011.


Subject: Nomination of qualified candidates of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE), 2009.

            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 30.5.2011 and 29.7.2011 on the subject noted above vide which the nomination of 44 qualified candidates of Steno Grade ‘C’ LDCE – 2009 was issued by this Department. The examination dossiers in respect of 12 more qualified candidates have been received from SSC. Out of these 12 candidates, 1 candidate has already been appointed as Steno Grade ‘C’ on regular basis whereas one more candidate has left the service. As such, the remaining 10 candidates are hereby nominated to the Cadre Units of CSSS as shown in the Annexure to this O.M.

2.        Before the nominated candidates are appointed, the Cadre Units are requested to ensure: 
          (i) Verification of the particulars furnished by the nominated candidates in the dossiers with the original entries in their respective Service Books. 
          (ii) Availability of vigilance clearance.

3.       It is requested that the qualified candidates may be relieved immediately for appointment as Steno Grade ‘C’ in the nominated Cadre Units. These nominated candidates may be included in the Select List of Steno Grade ‘C’ of CSSS for the year 2009 in the manner indicated in the CSSS Rules, 1969. Copies of their appointment orders may be endorsed to this Department and the SSC. The dossiers of nominated candidates are forwarded herewith for keeping the same as part of their Service Books.

4.       Receipt of this O.M. together with the enclosure may please be acknowledged.

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Click here to view the “ANNEXURE TO O.M. No.5/1/2011-CS-II(C) DATED 3.8.2011″

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Hike rate of return on GPF: Parliamentary panel

Hike rate of return on GPF: Parliamentary panel
New Delhi, Aug 2 (PTI)

A Parliamentary panel today asked the Central government to increase the rate of return on provident fund for its employees in the light of rising bank rates and EPFO's decision to hike its rate to 9.5 per cent for 2010-11.

"The rate of interest on General Provident Fund (GPF) which is pegged at 8 per cent may be reviewed so that government employees are not put to any disadvantage more so now when the interest rates for bank deposits has also been raised," the Standing Committee on Finance suggested in its report.

If the suggests of the panel finds favour from the government, over 50 lakh Centre's employees will stand to benifit.

The panel headed by former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha, pointed out that retirement fund body Employees Provident Fund Organiation has also increased rate of interest on PF deposits to 9.5 per cent for 2010-11 from 8 per cent.

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Hacking of Government Website

Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

Hacking of Government Website

            The Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot today informed the Lok Sabha in written reply to a question that a total of 117 Government websites were defaced during the period January - June, 2011. All the affected organizations and departments were requested to provide web server logs of hacked websites for analysis and identifying nature and type of attack and vulnerabilities exploited by the hacker. Based on the analysis the organizations were advised to take specific steps to strengthen the security of websites. The analysis report alongwith countermeasures to plug the exploited vulnerabilities was provided to the affected organizations by Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In).

The reply further stated that the information on the website of National Investigation Agency (NIA) is temporarily disabled. Since the website of National Investigation Agency was not hacked, no inquiry in this regard has been conducted.

The specific steps taken by Government towards ensuring cyber security are:

i. All the new Government websites and applications are to be audited with respect to cyber security prior to their hosting. The auditing of the websites and applications will be conducted on a regular basis after hosting also.

ii. National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been directed not to host web sites which are not audited with respect to cyber security.

iii. National Informatics Centre (NIC) which hosts the government websites is continuously engaged in upgrading and improving the security posture of its hosting infrastructure.

iv. All the Ministries/ Departments of Central Government and State Governments are implementing the Crisis Management Plan to counter cyber attacks and cyber terrorism.

v. The Indian Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-In) issues alerts and advisories regarding latest cyber threats and countermeasures on regular basis.

The existing Government websites are periodically audited from security perspective and vulnerabilities found are plugged.

Source: PIB

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