Application of relaxation under CCS Rules to visit North Eastern States and J&K in lieu of one LTC(Home Town)


No.11022/2/2008-AIS-II
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 29th June, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: AIS(LTC) Rules, 1975 — application of relaxation under CCS Rules to visit North Eastern States and J&K in lieu of one LTC(Home Town) - reg.

Sir,
       I am directed to enclose herewith copies of the instructions contained in this Department’s O.M. No.31011/4/2007-Estt(A), dated 30th April. 2012 and O.M.No.31011/2/2003-Estt.A-IV dated 15th June, 2012 regarding extension of relaxation to visit North Eastern States and J&K for a further period of two years and to say that the said instructions may also be invoked in respect of All India Services officers in respective State cadres under the provisions contained in rule 3 of All India Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1975.


Yours faithfully,
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(Deepti Umashankar)
Director(Services)




Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/11022_2_2008-AIS-II-29062012.pdf]

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of May, 2012



All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of May, 2012
                               
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of May, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood at 206 (two hundred six).

During May, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 6 points each in Belgaum, Jharia and Coonoor centres, 5 points in Guwahati centre, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 17 centres, 1 points in 15 centres. The index decreased by 4 points each in Bhilwara and Guntur centres, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in 5 centres, while in the remaining 14 centres the index remained stationary.

            The maximum increase of 6 points in Belgaum centre is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Fish Fresh, Vegetable & Fruit items, Snack Sweet, Bidi, Cigarette, Refined Liquor, Pan Leaf, Toilet Soap, etc. In Jharia centre the increase of 6 points is due to increase in the prices of Masur Dal, Vegetable & Fruit items, Sugar, Snack Saltish, Snack Sweet, Country Liquor, Firewood, Clothing items, Doctor’s Fee, Cycle Rickshaw Charges, Repair Charges, Petrol, Toilet Soap, Washing Soap, etc. and the increase of 6 points in Coonoor centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Cigarette, Tailoring Charges, etc. The increase of 5 points in Guwahati centre is due to increase in the prices of Wheat Atta, Pork, Fish Fresh, Vegetable items, Snack Sweet, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Private Tuition Fee, etc. The decrease of 4 points in Bhilwara centre is due to decrease in the prices of Wheat, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. and in Guntur the decrease of 4 points is mainly due to decrease in the prices of Eggs (Hen), Tamarind, Vegetable & Fruit items, Soap Nut, etc.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad  205
2. Bangalore  212
3. Chennai  192 
4. Delhi  189
5. Kolkata  197
6. Mumbai  208

            The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of May, 2012 is 10.16% as compared to 10.22% in April, 2012. Inflation based on Food Index declined marginally to 10.61% in May, 2012 from 10.66% in April, 2012.

            The CPI-IW for June, 2012 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 31st July, 2012

Expected Central Government DA from july 2012


Expected da from july 2012

    Again the Dearness Allowance fever started among all the central government employees, as the time for releasing additional installment of dearness allowance to the Central Government Employees and Dearness relief to pensioners is getting closer. Assumption, predictions and calculations on the rate of Dearness Allowance, which is going to be raised from July 2012, is the hottest subject of Central Government Employees to talk about.

    The reason is very simple. The unbelievable Price hike of petrol and essential commodities will swallow the major portion of their salary .In this condition providing quality education to the children is a very big challenge for working class. The rise in Dearness Allowance alone will not solve all financial problems of central government employees especially those who are in Pay Band –I. But they don’t have any other option to raise their income apart from promotion, annual increment and Dearness Allowance. So their expectation over Dearness Allowance in every six month is inevitable. At present the rate of dearness allowance is 65%. The AICPIN-IW for April 2012 has been released recently. The AICPIN-IW has increased 4 points and reached 205. If the same trend continues for the coming two months, the Dearness Allowance may witness 7% increase and so that we can expect that the rate of DA from July 2012 will touch 72% level.
source: Gservants.com 
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Rotational Transfer of Section Officers with more than 16 years of service in the same Ministry/Department- Reminder


IMMEDIATE
REMINDER

File No.6/i 0/2012-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
2 Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,

Khan Market, New Delhi-110003,
Dated the 15th  June. 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rotational Transfer of Section Officers with more than 16 years of service in the same Ministry/Department.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Order of even No. dated 10 May, 2012 by which the Section Officers, who have put in more than 16 years service in a particular Cadre Unit, have been transferred and posted to other Cadre Units

2. All the Cadre Units were requested to relieve the officers concerned immediately. However, a number of Section Officers included in the said order have not been relieved by the Cadre Units concerned.

Rotational Transfer-vinmoney3. As per the CSS Rules, 2009 amended vide notification dated September,2010, it shall be the duty of the Cadre Units concerned to relieve the officer concerned within 45 days on receipt of the transfer order or further such period, if any, allowed by the Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T) for reasons to be recorded in writing. If an officer is not relieved within 45 days or such further period as referred to above, the officer shall be ‘deemed’ to have been relieved by the cadre unit in which he is working and thereafter the officer shall not be entitled to draw salary and allowances for the period of such overstay in the cadre unit from where the officer was transferred.

4. The period of 45 days as envisaged in the notification will be over on 24th June, 2012 Therefore, the Cadre Units concerned are requested to relieve the remaining Section Officers, whose names appear in the said order, immediately. if not already done, latest by 24”' June, 2012. Section Officers included in the list, who do not join in the new Cadre Unit by the end of this month, will not be entitled to draw the salary and allowances from .24th June, 2012 onwards from the Cadre Unit

s/d
Rajiv Rai
Director (Welfare)

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Clarification regarding grant of benefits of MACPS to officers who have later on inducted into Organized Group A Services


No.35034/10/2011-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (D)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 13th June, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the Central Government  Civilian Employees — Clarification regarding grant of benefits of MACPS to  officers who have later on inducted into Organized Group A Services -

In terms of clarification given on point of doubt no. 2 of Annexure of this Department’s O.M. dated 09.09.2010, no benefits under the MACPS would be applicable to Group A officers of Organised Group A Services, as the officer under organized Group  ’A’ Services have already been allowed parity of two years on non-functional basis with  the officers of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS). In this regard, this Department is in  receipt of a number of references from various Departments in respect of officers who are  deprived of the benefits of MACPS due to their induction into the organised Group A  Services at a later stage of their service.

2. The issue has been considered by this Department in consultation with Department  of Expenditure. It has been decided to allow grant of financial up-gradations under  MACPS with effect from the due date to those officers who are inducted to the Organized Group ‘A’ Services when they are nearing retirement subject to the condition that only at  the time of retirement an evaluation of up gradations/ promotions earned by the officer  would be made. In case such officers have already attained three financial upgradations
under MACP Scheme, they shall not be entitled for NFU to the same grade from a later date.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Mukta Goel)
Director (Estt.l)

Facility of retention of accommodation in the case of re-employment.


No.12035/28/96-Pol.II (Vo.I)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estate
Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi

Dated 14.06.2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Facility of retention of accommodation in the case of re-employment.

The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to this Directorate’s OM No.12035/28/96-Pol.II, dated 30.09.2009 on the subject noted above and to say that officers who retired from Central Govt. Service before 30.09.2009 and thereafter were reemployed/appointed in Central Government on tenure basis, may be allowed to avail the un-availed period of retention of 8 months permissible as per SR-317-B-11 and SR-317-B-22 immediately after termination of their reemployment. However from 30.09.2009 the facility of retention of Govt. accommodation under SR-317-B-11 and SR-314-B-22 by the officers of Central Govt. on their superannuation are to be availed in one go starting from the date of their superannuation. This period of retention cannot be availed in piecemeal or postponed to a later date on their reemployment if not availed immediately after the superannuation of the officer in case the date of retirement of officer is 30.09.2009 or thereafter.

This issues in partial modification of this office OM No.12035/28/96-Pol.II, dated 30.09.2009 with the approval of UDM.

(R.N.YADAV)
Deputy Director of Policy

CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation for travel by air to visit J & K



F.No. 3101 11212003-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 15th  June, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation for travel by air to visit J & K

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 18th June, 2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the relaxation for LTC travel to visit J & K under CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 is extended for a further period of two years w.e.f. 18th June, 2012 subject to the following conditions:

(a) Travel by Air to continue to be in Economy Class only, irrespective of the entitlement of the officer.

(b) The condition that air tickets can be purchased either directly from the Airlines (booking counters/website) or through authorized agents only viz., M/s Balmer Lawrie and Co. Ltd., or M/s Ashok Travels and Tours Ltd./IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per D0PT’s O.M.No. 31011 /612002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009), would necessarily apply.

(C) All other conditions prescribed in this Department’s O.M. dated 1 8.6.2010, read with O.M. dated 05.8.2010 and 25.8.2011 would continue to apply.

2. Hindiversionfollows.

s/d

(B. Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of April, 2012


All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of April, 2012
            All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of April, 2012 increased by 4 points and stood at 205 (two hundred five).
      
                        During April, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 9 points in Amritsar centre, 8 points each in Jaipur, Madurai and Vadodara centres, 7 points each in Mundakkayam, Bhilwara and Faridabad centres, 6 points in 7 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 15 centres, 3 points in 16 centres, 2 points in 7 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Belgaum centre and 1 point in Munger Jamalpur centre, while in the remaining 3 centres the index remained stationary.

Departmental proceedings against Government servants-Procedure for consultation with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC)


No. 39034/07/2012-Estt (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi, 15 th May 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: -Departmental proceedings against Government servants-Procedure for consultation with the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC).

    The undersigned is directed to make a reference to this Department’s OM. No. 39021/4/81-Estt (B) dated 29 th May, 1982 and OM. No. 39034/1/2009-Estt (B) dated 12 th January, 2010 which inter-alia provide that the Disciplinary Authority should not express any opinion regarding the penalty to be imposed on the officer while forwarding a disciplinary case for consultation with the Union Public Service Commission.

Recruitment of Stenographers Grade D’ in CSSS through Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’Examination, 2011


No.6/2/2011-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of PersonneL, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,

Khan Market, New DeLhi-liD 003.
Date: 15th May, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recruitment of Stenographers Grade D’ in CSSS through Stenographers Grade ‘C’ & ‘D’Examination, 2011 conducted by Staff SeLection Commission (SSC) – nomination of qualified candidates – reg.

The All India Services (PAR) Rules, 2007 —annual medical check up for lAS officers


No.1 1059/18/2002-AIS-IIl(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi dated the 14th May, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: The All India Services (PAR) Rules, 2007 —annual medical check up for lAS officers.

Employment to Labourers


Employment to Labourers

Average number of days of employment per year for all usual status workers was projected at 318 days during 2006-07 to 2011-12 under the Eleventh Five Year Plan. As per results of 66th round of quinquennial labour force survey on employment and unemployment conducted by National Sample Survey Office conducted during 2009-10, average number of days per year for all usual status workers was estimated to be 318 days that exactly corresponds to projected figure under the Eleventh Plan.

Written Result of Special Class Railway Apprentice’s Examination, 2012


Written Result of Special Class Railway Apprentice’s Examination, 2012

The written of Result SCRA Examination, 2012 has been declared by the Union public service Commission and the same is available on the Commission’s Website, http://www.upsc.gov.in. It is informed that all the written qualified candidates are required to fill up and submit the Detailed Application Form (DAF) ONLINE followed by sending of ink signed copy of the printout of DAF along with their photograph and all relevant documents to the Commission. The DAF shall be available on the Commission’s Website till 29-05-2012 till 11.59 P.M. Important Instruction for filling up and submitting the ONLINE DAF are also available on the Website along with the Rules of SCRA Examination, 2012. The last date for the receipt of printed copy of DAF (ink signed) along with relevant documents is-01-06-2012. In the event of non-receipt of ink signed copy of  DAF, the candidature will be cancelled without any further notice. The candidates shall be informed for their Personality Test which are tentatively scheduled to commence from 18-06-2012 through e-mail followed by speed post. The details of Personality Test shall also be available on the Commission’s Website in due course

Sainik Welfare Board


Sainik Welfare Board

As per records with Rajya Sainik Board Rajasthan, there are 1,77,630 registered ex-servicemen in the State of Rajasthan.

All the districts in the State are covered by ZilaSainik Welfare Boards. The districts where ZilaSainik Welfare Board offices do not exist are covered by ZilaSainik Welfare Offices in the adjoining or the nearest district. At present there are 19 district Sainik Welfare Offices in Rajasthan in following districts-Ajmer, Alwar, Barmer, Bharatpur, Bhilwara, Bikaner, Churu, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhunjhunu, Jodhpur, Karauli, Kota, Nagaur, Pali, Sikar, Sriganganagar, Tonk, Udaipur. 

As per stipulated norms ZilaSainik Welfare Boards are usually established by the State Government in districts having Ex- servicemen and dependents population of 7500 or more. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PallamRajuin a written reply to Shri Ram Singh Kaswan in Lok Sabha today

Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Persons with Disabilities


No. 36038/2/2008-Estt.(Res.) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
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North Block, New Delhi 
dated 10th  May, 2012 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM  

Subject:Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Persons with Disabilities. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 9 th  April, 2012 (copy enclosed) whereby all the Ministries/Departments were requested to send the final report about the outcome of the Special Recruitment Drive by 30.4.2012. As already informed the Cabinet has to be apprised about the final outcome of the Drive. 

2.  The Ministries/Departments are again requested to send the final report of the Special Recruitment Drive to this Department urgently and latest by 21 st  May, 2012 so that the Cabinet be apprised about the outcome at the earliest. 

(Sharad Kumar Srivastava) 
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India 
Telefax: 23092110 

Awards to Anganwadi Workers


Awards to Anganwadi Workers


There is a provision under the Centrally Sponsored Integrated Child Development Services (ICDS) Scheme to honour Anganwadi Workers through conferment of awards both at State Level and National Level.

The State level Awards are finalized and conferred by the State Governments/UT Administrations which carry a cash award of Rs.5000/- and a citation.  Details of State level awardees are maintained by States/UTs at State level. From amongst the State awardees, the States/UTs select and nominate stipulated number of candidates for conferment of National level Awards which carry a cash award of Rs.25,000/- and a citation. The nominations for the National Level Awards for the years 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09 have been received. States/UTs have also been requested to make nominations for the years 2009-10 and 2010-11.

The selection of the awardees is based on exemplary performance in improving the coverage and quality of service to beneficiaries, convergence towards other programmes/Schemes, regular reporting and experience. Under the provisions currently in vogue, 51 Awards at National level and 1275 Awards at State level have been prescribed

Mid-Career Training Programmes for Bureaucrats


Mid-Career Training Programmes for Bureaucrats 

The percentage of participation of officers in the Mid-Career Training Programmes (MCTP) varies between 70% to 95% of the full capacity of the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Mussoorie. The programme was aimed at improving the competencies of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers 

In accordance with the Indian Administrative Service (Pay) Rules, 2007 the State/UT Governments cannot grant career benefits to those IAS officers who have not completed the respective phases of the mandatory Mid Career Training Programme. 

The provisions of the IAS (Pay) Rules, 2007 and the implications thereof on grant of career benefits to IAS officers are brought to the notice of all the State Governments/UTs each year, before the commencement of each phase of the mandatory Mid Career Training Programme. 

This was stated by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and PMO, Shri V. Narayanasamy in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today. 

Annual Increment Calculation...



Being a central government employee, everybody knows that the annual increment will be granted on 1st July of every year after completing the qualifying service of 6 months in a year. But while calculating the increment one should know that how it is rounded off when the amount of increment ends up with fraction
It is very simple, but everyone should know about the procedure of calculation.

Here it is  explained with some illustrations… 

One increment is equal to 3% (three per cent)  of the sum of the Band Pay and the Grade pay  and it should be computed and rounded off to the next multiple of ten.

As per the Rule No.13 of CCS(Revised Pay) Rules 2008, “In the case of calculation of increments under the revised pay structure, paise should be ignored, but any amount of a rupee or more should be rounded off to next multiple of 10. To illustrate, if the amount of increment comes to Rs.1900.70 paise, then the amount will be rounded off to Rs.1900; if the amount of increment works out to be Rs.1901, then it will be rounded off to Rs.1910.”

 The amount of increment to  be added to the existing  Band pay.
For example : 

If an employee’s Band Pay is Rs.10,230 and his Grade pay Rs.2800, 
His basic pay = 10,230 + 2,800 = 13,030
His increment will be calculated as follows… 
13,030 x 3% = 390.90 
Here paise should be ignored and the amount will be rounded off to Rs.390.

Whereas, in another case, if the employee’s Band Pay  is Rs.10240 and his grade pay Rs.2800, his basic pay = 10,240 + 2,800 = 13,040 
His increment will be calculated as follows… 
13,040 x 3% = 391.20 
Then it will be rounded off to Rs.400.

Take a note of it and check your amount of  increments whether it has been worked out accordingly 
Courtesy:Cgen. in




Major Activities of CVC During March, 2012

Major Activities of CVC During March, 2012 

The Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), in March 2012 advised issuance of sanction for prosecution in respect of 12 officials of various Ministries/Departments/Organizations which includes one IRS officer of Commissioner rank from Central Board of Direct Taxes, one IRS officer of Commissioner rank from Central Board of Excise & Customs and one Director of the Department of Expenditure. 

Prosecution was sanctioned by the Competent Authorities in 12 cases during the month which includes one IRS officer of Commissioner rank from Central Board of Excise & Customs, one Superintending Engineer from CPWD and a Member, Company Law Board, Department of Company Affairs. 

The Commission processed 3051 complaints (including 71 whistle blower complaints) during the month and sought investigation/factual report in 80 complaints from the concerned Ministries/Departments/Organizations. 

CVC advised initiation of major penalty proceedings against 116 officials of various Ministries/Departments/Organizations which includes a Senior Director of Prasar Bharati, one IDAS officer of Defence Accounts Department, two Executive Engineers from Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and an Executive Engineer from Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD). 

Imposition of major penalty against 44 officials of various Ministries/Departments/Organizations was advised. This included a Director of Sports Authority of India, a General Manager of Syndicate Bank and an Executive Engineer from Municipal Corporation of Delhi. 

On the advice of the Commission, the Competent Authorities has imposed major penalties in respect of 115 officials of various Ministries/Departments/Organizations, which includes two General Managers of Syndicate Bank, an Executive Director of Steel Authority of India Ltd., a Superintending Engineer of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and one Executive Engineer from DDA and 3 Executive Engineers of MCD. 

Chief Technical Examiners Organization of the Commission submitted 3 technical examination reports and these examinations resulted in recovery of Rs. 3,39,06,615/- during March, 2012. 

Vigilance clearances were accorded for 31 empanelment/board level appointments. 

Pay Parity in Services


Pay Parity in Services 

Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and several improvements made thereon by the Government have been largely well received by the armed forces personnel. Some issues regarding service conditions, pay and allowances have subsequently been received. These issues are examined by the Government on case to case basis. 

In the matter relating to retirement benefits, an Anomaly Committee was set up under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Defence/Finance). This Committee identified some anomalies which have since been addressed to by the Government. Improvement of service conditions, pay, allowances and retirement benefits of armed forces personnel is a continuous process. 

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri A K Antony in a written reply to Dr. P. Venugopalin Lok Sabha today. 

Maternity Benefit Act, 1961


Maternity Benefit Act, 1961

Review and amendments of various labour laws is an ongoing process. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 was amended in 2008 by which for section 8, the following section was substituted: 

“8(1) Every woman entitled to maternity benefit under this Act shall also be entitled to receive from her employer a medical bonus of one thousand rupees, if no pre-natal confinement and post-natal care is provided for by the employer free of charge. 

(2) The Central Government may before every three years by notification in the Official Gazette increase the amount of medical bonus subject to the maximum of twenty thousand rupees”. 

The Central Government vide notification No. S.O. 2016(E) dated 11th August, 2008 increased the amount of medical bonus from Rs. 1000/- to Rs. 2500/-. Further, vide notification No. S.O. 2016(E) dated 19th December, 2011, the amount of medical bonus has been increased from Rs. 2500/- to Rs. 3500/-.

This information was given by the Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today. 

Fee Structure in Sainik Schools


Fee Structure in Sainik Schools 

The government has received representations from the parents of the Sainik School students about the huge fee structure. Sainik Schools are primarily self-sustaining institutions. The State Governments are responsible for the creation/maintenance of physical infrastructure and meeting a portion of the recurring expenditure. A major portion of the recurring expenditure is met by the fees payable by the parents. The amount of the fee varies from school to school and depends also on contributions from the State Government. 

The State Governments award scholarships on merit-cum-means basis to the boys of their respective States. Parents are reimbursed to the extent of the amount of that scholarship. Where the scholarship provided by the State Government is more, the parents stand to gain more. 

Keeping in view the cost of living in general and the representations received from the parents, Government has recently taken the following steps to lessen the burden of fee on parents:- 

i. The rate of Defence Scholarship has been increased from Rs.10,500/- to 32,000- per annum per cadet. 

ii. The Central Government Subsidy has been increased from Rs.10,000/- to Rs.16,000/- (approx) per annum per cadet. 

iii. The Ministry of Defence provides 100% additionality of pay & allowances of the employees of Sainik Schools arising out of the implementation of the 6th Central Pay Commission 

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri A K Antony in a written reply to Shri S. Pakkirappain Lok Sabha today.

Linking of GPF Interest Rates With EPFO


Linking of GPF Interest Rates With EPFO

The rates of interest on General Provident Fund (GPF) is 8% for the period from 1.4.2011 to 30.11.2011 and 8.6% from 1.12.2011 to 31.3.2012, whereas the rate of interest on EPF for the financial year 2011-12 is 8.25%. Rate of interest on EPF is fixed on the recommendation of the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO), Ministry of Labour and Employment based on the income earned on the accumulated fund during the financial year. However, rate of interest on GPF is generally fixed after taking into consideration the average secondary market yields on government securities of similar maturity. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today

Subscribers to NPS to Now have Choice of Annuity Service Providers


Subscribers to NPS to Now have Choice of Annuity Service Providers

PFRDA takes Important Step towards Providing an Exit Route to the Subscribers

Subscribers to the National Pension System (NPS) will now have a choice of Annuity Service Providers, from whom they can choose their annuity schemes on their exit from NPS on attainment of 60 years of age. Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has empanelled the following six IRDA approved life insurance companies for providing annuity services to the subscribers of National Pension System (NPS). 

1. Life Insurance Corporation of India
2. SBI Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 
3. ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 
4. Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 
5. Star Union Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 
6. Reliance Life Insurance Co. Ltd. 

under the provisions of NPS, a maximum of 60% of corpus accumulated at the time of exit, normally on the attainment of 60 years of age, can be withdrawn but a minimum of 40% corpus has to be utilized for purchasing an annuity from one of the empanelled annuity service providers. Subscriber can choose from any of the six above mentioned annuity service providers and can also make their choice of the annuity scheme from amongst the schemes being offered by these providers. 

With the above empanelment, PFRDA has taken an important step towards providing an exit route to the subscribers. 

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Updated LTC 80 Fares as on 1st May , 2012


Remarks & Notings

Bookings through Air India web site: 10% discount offered on the basic fares till 30th September,2012

1 a) EAP14 & SAP 7 Fare Levels are Advance Purchase Fares which are  available for sale  
upto 14 days, & 7 days respectively in advance before schedule date of departure of the flight.

2 Taxes, Fee & Charges

  In addition to the above fares, Passenger Service fee, Airport Development Fee (wherever applicable) and Service Tax would be applicable.

a) Passenger Service fee is Rs. 233 except  (a) Ex Jammu,Srinagar  Leh where it is 207 & (b) ex Bangalore, Hyderabad  & Kochi it is 225/-

b) Airport tax (UDF)  ex  Hyderabad Rs. 484, Bangalore Rs. 260, Jaipur Rs. 150, Delhi Rs.225 
Amritsar Rs. 150, Trichy Rs. 150, Vishakapatnam Rs. 150, Udaipur Rs. 150, Ahmedabad Rs. 124, Mangalore Rs. 150, Varanasi Rs. 150.   
  
c) Service Tax  would be additional as applicable.



3 Fare Rules:

Fee for Refund/revalidation/re-issuance  is levied as detailed under: 
(i) First/Executive & Economy class under RBDs Y,B & M and LTC fares

(ia) On Refund -  a processing fee of Rs.200 per coupon is levied. 
(ib) No re-issuance and revalidation fee is  applicable.

(ii) Tickets issued  on fares  under RBDs H to T 

(iia) Refund – Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of -Rs.500 per coupon . 
  Refund of No-show ticket, permitted  against a Refund Fee of -Rs.1500 per coupon 
(iib) Revalidation /re-issuance – Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Change Fee of -Rs.500 per coupon 
  Revalidation of No-show ticket, permitted  against a Change Fee of -Rs.1000 per coupon

(iii) Tickets issued  on fares under RBDs E & S  
(iiia) Refund  – Non-Refundable.

(iiib) Revalidation /re-issuance – Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Change Fee of -Rs.750 per coupon 
  Revalidation of No-show ticket, permitted  against a Change Fee of -Rs.1500 per coupon



4 Updated Fares as on 1st May , 2012



5 These  fares are subject to Change without prior  notice.


Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2011 Results Announced

Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2011 Results Announced
 
            The result of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2011 has been announced. The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) had held written part of the examination in October-November, 2011 and the interviews for Personality Test in March-April, 2012. A total number of 910 candidates have been recommended for appointment to –
 
(i)             Indian Administrative Service;
(ii)           Indian Foreign Service;
(iii)        Indian Police Service; and
(iv)         Central Services, Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’.
 
The list of selected candidates includes 420 General (including 21 Physically Challenged candidates), 255 Other Backward Classes (including 8 Physically Challenged candidates), 157 Scheduled Castes (including 4 Physically Challenged candidate) and 78 Scheduled Tribes  candidates.
 
            Appointment to the various Services will be made according to the number of vacancies available with due consideration to the provisions contained in Rules 2 and 19 of the Rules of the Examination and subject to the final decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court / Hon’ble High Courts / Hon’ble C.A.Ts. on the S.L.Ps / R.As / W.Ps. / O.As. pending therein. 
 
The number of vacancies reported by the Government for the Indian Administrative Service is 170 (85 General, 46 Other Backward Classes, 26 Scheduled Castes and 13 Scheduled Tribes);  for the Indian Foreign Service is 40 (23 General, 9 Other Backward Classes, 5 Scheduled Castes and 3 Scheduled Tribes); for the Indian Police Service is 150 (78 General, 37 Other Backward Classes, 21 Scheduled Castes and 14 Scheduled Tribes); for the Central Services Group ‘A’ is 543 (273 General, 148 Other Backward Classes, 81 Scheduled Castes and 41 Scheduled Tribes) and for Central Services Group ‘B’ is 98 (52 General, 15 Other Backward Classes, 24 Scheduled Castes and 7 Scheduled Tribes).  This includes 33 vacancies for Physically Challenged candidates.
 
            The candidature of 66 candidates with the following Roll Numbers is provisional:-
 
The candidature of 66 candidates with the following Roll Numbers is provisional:-

000551
001200
002430
003755
006785
010855
011520
017787
023411
025534
028538
035697
039853
044438
045476
067612
072543
075393
076245
076400
081658
082304
082459
086967
092150
112280
115085
116528
140733
147789
151403
151641
153371
178577
190181
190326
210067
216644
219573
219974
231108
239206
247554
270870
276680
276851
279593
284753
290710
298203
300098
304194
306745
311458
318116
324239
362913
365392
375655
388398
395482
421481
425340
429398
429576
448439

 
 
 
            In accordance with Rule 16(4) & (5) of the Civil Services Examination Rules, 2011, the Commission is maintaining a consolidated Reserve List of 182 candidates which includes 91 General, 72 Other Backward Classes, 12 Scheduled Casts and 7 Scheduled Tribes candidates ranking in order of merit below the last recommended candidate under respective category.
 
            UPSC has a “Facilitation Counter” near Examination Hall Building in its campus.  Candidates can obtain any information / clarification regarding their examinations / recruitments on the working days between 1000 hours to 1700 hours in person or over telephone Nos.23385271 / 23381125 / 23098543. Result will also be available on the UPSC’s Website i.e. http//www.upsc.gov.in.  However, marks are likely to be available on the website within 15 days from the date of declaration of results.
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States to conduct Teacher Eligibility Tests (TET)


Standard of School Education

The National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) conducts periodic National Learners’ Achievement Surveys. This is an important source of information on the trend of learning levels of the children at the elementary level. Two rounds of surveys have been completed by NCERT and these surveys have revealed improvements in the overall learning levels.

NCERT has commenced the third round of Achievement Survey. The findings of the third round conducted recently for class V indicate that there is enhancement in the level of achievement in most States. In Language, there has been an improvement in learning achievement in 24 States/UTs, whereas, in Mathematics, 14 States shave improved learning levels. In Environmental Studies, 24 States/UTs have shown an improvement in learning level. Further, the overall differences in achievement between boys and girls as well as urban and rural students has reduced. 

The centrally sponsored scheme “Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyan (RMSA) “ was launched in 2009 to enhance access to secondary education and to improve its quality. It seeks to ensure quality of education imparted at secondary stage and reduce disparities related to gender, socio-economic status, geographical location and disability. 

Availability of professionally qualified teachers is an important element of quality. In consonance with the provisions of Sec. 23 of the RTE Act, 2009, The National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE) has laid down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible to be recruited as a teacher in primary and upper primary schools. In addition to prescribing teacher qualifications under section 23 of the RTE Act, the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) has also laid down the requirement for States to conduct Teacher Eligibility Tests (TET), and only persons who qualify the TET are eligible to be considered for teacher recruitment. It is expected that this measure will significantly improve the quality of teachers who are recruited in the elementary education sector. 

Under RMSA, there is provision to appoint subject wise teachers in secondary schools. Several interventions including subject wise teachers, in-service training of teachers every year, leadership development programme of head of the secondary schools are being provided under RMSA to enhance the quality of secondary education. 

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Foreign Universities and Educational Institutions


Foreign Universities and Educational Institutions

The Government has allowed Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) up to 100% under automatic route in the Education Sector subject to applicable laws/sectoral rules/regulation/security conditions. As per the sectoral policy, education is a not-for-profit activity in India. Educational institutions can be set up by Trusts, Societies or Section – 25 companies and may generate a reasonable surplus, which has to be utilized only for the improvement of education and infrastructure in the institution.

As per information supplied by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), Ministry of Commerce, FDI in 2010-11 was Rs. 173.24 crores and in 2011-12 (upto February) was Rs. 447.30 crores. 

No approval has been granted to any foreign universities/institutions to be established by foreigners in the country so far. However, as informed by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), 08 Indian technical institutions have been granted permission to start collaborative programmes. 

This information was given by Dr. D. Purandeswari, Minister of State for Human Resource in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Amount under Employees Pension Fund Account


Amount under Employees Pension Fund Account

The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha today that Total amount held under Employees’ Pension Fund Account as on 31 March 2011 is Rs. 1,42,760.89 Crore. Interest income earned on the investment during 2010-11 is Rs. 10,732.67Crore. 

The stipulation regarding administrative expenses to be met from Employees Pension Fund has been done away with from 6th January 2007. As per Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995, all administrative expenses are to be met from the Central Administration Account of the Employees’ Provident Fund. 

The Minister was replying to a written question in this regard

AICPIN-IW FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2012


All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers 
           
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of January, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood at 198 (one hundred & ninety eight). 
  
            During January, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 9 points each in Haldia and Bhilai centres, 7 points  in Jamshedpur centre, 6 points each in Tiruchirapally and Srinagar centres, 5 points  in 2 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. The index decreased by 3 points each in Rangapara Tezpur and Godavarikhani centres, 2 points each in Madurai and Mercara centres, 1 point in 8 centres, while in the remaining 16 centres the index remained stationary. 
  
            The maximum increase of 9 points in Haldia and Bhillai centres is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of Wheat, Mustard Oil, etc. The increase of 7 points in Jamshedpur centre is mainly due to Housing Index and increase in the prices of Mustard Oil, Goat Meat, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Firewood, Soft Coke, Barber Charges, etc. The increase of 6 points in Tiruchirapally and Srinagar centres is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Milk, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), etc. The decrease of 3 points in Rangapara Tezpur and Godavarikhani centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Onion, Chillies Green, Vegetable items, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Madurai and Mercara centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc.

            The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows 
  
1. Ahmedabad 192

2. Bangalore 200

3. Chennai 187

4. Delhi 181

5. Kolkata 184

6. Mumbai 199 
  
            The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW (General) for the month of January, 2012 is 5.32% as compared to 6.49% in December, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index dipped to the level of 0.49% in January, 2012 as compared to 1.97% in December, 2011

Annual Reports regarding Representation of SCs, STs and OBCs



No.36027/1 1 /2012-Esst(Res) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated: - 30.4.2012


Office Memorandum  

Subject: -Annual Reports  regarding  Representation of  SCs, STs and OBCs. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department OM No. 43011/10/2002-Estt.(Res.) dated 19.12.2003 on the above noted subject, whereby all 

The  Ministries/Departments were requested to provide information about Representation of SCs, STs and OBCs as,on 1st  January of every year in the prescribed Profarma of Reports (Report-I & Report-II). It is found that information under the entry 'Service' in Report-II (Copy enclosed) regarding representation of SCs, STs, and OBCs in different grades of various Groups 'A' Services is not provided by most of the 
Ministries/ Departments. 

2. It is requested that the entry regarding service of the Employees i.e. Indian  Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Telecommunication Service (ITS), Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Indian audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS), Indian Postal Service (IPS), Indian Revenue Service (IRS), etc. be  properly be made in Report-II. An illustrative list of such services is enclosed. At the same time it is to be ensured that 
the reports duly filled with correct information may only be furnished to Department. 

3. It is further requested that duly filled Report-II about grade wise representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in various Group 'A' services under the Central Government as on 1.1.2009, 1.1.2010 and 1.1.2011 may be furnished to this Department at the earliest. 

(Sharad Kuffiar Srivastava) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India 
Tel:-23092110



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Revival of CPSEs


Revival of CPSEs
Based on the recommendations of Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE), the Government approved revival of 43 Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and closure of 2 CPSEs namely (i) Bharat Ophthalmic Glass Limited (BOGL) and (ii) Bharat Yantra Nigam Ltd. (BYNL).

Out of the 43 CPSEs approved for revival, the Government had approved total assistance of Rs. 26,086.98 crores including cash assistance of Rs. 4,491.64 crores from the Government of India. As per the information available in respect of 42 CPSEs, an amount of Rs. 3,609.17 crores has been utilized by the CPSEs. 

Out of 43 CPSEs approved for revival, 22 CPSEs have posted Profit Before Tax during 2010-11. 

The above information was given by the Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Shri Praful Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

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