AICPIN-IW for the Month of February, 2012

All India Consumers Price Index for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of February, 2012

                         All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of February, 2012 increased by 1 point and stood at 199 (one hundred & ninety nine).
         During February, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 5 points in Puducherry centre, 4 points each in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Mariani Jorhat centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 30 centres. The index decreased by 5 points in Quilon centre, 3 points each in Tiruchirapally and Salem centres, 2 points in 2 centres, 1 point in 8 centres, while in the remaining 17 centres the index remained stationary.
                        The maximum increase of 5 points in Puducherry centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Curd, Snack Saltish, Country Liquor, Refined Liquor, Shirting Cloth (Synthetic), Bus Fare, Auto-rickshaw Fare, Barber Charges, Flower/Flower Garlands etc. The increase of 4 points each in Ahmedabad, Bangalore and Mariani Jorhat centres is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Goat Meat, Fish Fresh, Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Electricity Charges, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. The decrease of 5 points in Quilon centre is due to decrease in the prices of Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The decrease of 3 points each in Tiruchirapally and Salem centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Garlic, Tamarind, Chillies Dry, Vegetable items, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc.
          The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad       196
2. Bangalore         204
 3. Chennai            186
4. Delhi                182
5. Kolkata            186 
6. Mumbai            200

                     The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of February, 2012 is 7.57% as compared to 5.32% in January, 2012. Inflation based on Food Index attained the level of 5.08% in February, 2012 as compared to 0.49% in January, 2012.
           The CPI-IW for March, 2012 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 30th April, 2012

New Pension System (NPS) for autonomous bodies

Pension to Retired Employees 

The Government had introduced the New Pension System (NPS) from 1st January, 2004 through a Notification dated 22nd December, 2003 for new entrants to Central Government service, on mandatory basis, except to Armed Forces, joining service on or after 01.01.2004 replacing the existing system of defined benefit pension system. NPS has also been extended to autonomous bodies, State Governments and un-organised sector. The employees working in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are not covered mandatorily under NPS. However, three CPSEs, viz Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. Manganese Ore (India Ltd. ) and NALCO have adopted NPS on voluntarily basis with effect from 01.01.2004, 01.07.2011 and 01.01.2007 respectively. 

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.

IT Offices Throughout India to Remain Open Tomorrow to Facilitate Filing of Returns

IT Offices Throughout India to Remain Open Tomorrow to Facilitate Filing of Returns 

As the Financial Year 2011-12 closes on 31st March, 2012 falling on Saturday, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Ministry of Finance has issued an order directing all the Income Tax Offices throughout India to remain open on this day. The receipts counters will also work during normal office hours. The direction has been issued for administrative convenience by the CBDT in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, 

CBDT has also directed that special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required on 30th and 31st March 2012 to facilitate the taxpayers in filing their returns of income conveniently.

Online Reservation of Concessional Tickets

Online Reservation of Concessional Tickets

All persons including physically handicapped persons can book full fare tickets on payment through the internet. However, booking of concessional tickets requiring verification of the requisite concession certificate and also retention of copies of the said certificate issued/signed by the competent authority at the railway counter as documentary evidence is not done through internet. Accordingly, the facility of e-ticketing has not been extended to such cases where the physical document is to be verified at the time of booking on concessional fare in case of disabled persons.
Rail reservations through the IRCTC website are available from 00:30 hours to 23:30 hours. The services are not available for only one hour from 23:30 hours to 00:30 hours when the system is shut down for maintenance activity.
The working of the system is regularly monitored. The following measures have been taken to improve the functioning of the IRCTC website.
Capacity of the servers has been upgraded to meet demand. Internet Bandwidth has been increased to 450 Mbps. Agents have been restricted from booking Tatkal tickets and on the opening day of the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) between 0800 hours and 1000 hours.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
(Release ID :81909)

:Revision of rates and guidelines for reimbursement of expenses on purchase of Hearing Aids under CS(MA) Rules. 1944 and CGHS

Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108
Dated the 21st  March, 2012.


Subject:Revision of rates and guidelines for reimbursement of expenses on purchase of Hearing Aids under CS(MA) Rules. 1944 and CGHS- regarding
With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to refer to the Office memoranda of even No. dated 17.11.2006 and 28.10.2002 and OM Nos. S.14025/36/93/MS dated 26.03.94 and 17.08.1999 and to state that on the basis of recommendations of an Expert Committee, it has been decided to revise the rates and guidelines for hearing aids to be reimbursed under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and CGHS.

2. The revised ceiling rates fixed for various types of Hearing Aids (for one ear) are as under:

Body worn / Pocket type      -----    Rs. 2,500/-

Analogue BTE     -----     Rs. 7,000/-

Digital BTE     -------    Rs. 20.000/-

ITC/CIC    -----    Rs. 25,000/-

The cost of hearing aid shall include all Taxes including VAT and shall carry 3’ year Warranty.
The cost of Analogue BTE /Digital BTE / ITC / CIC type hearing aid shall also include the cost of ear mould.

3. Beneficiaries covered under CS(MA) Rules. 1944 JCGHS shall be eligible to obtain hearing aid after the same has been recommended by a Government E.N.T. Specialist on the basis of audiometric and audiological assessment. ENT Specialist shall specify the type of hearing aid most suited for the beneficiary.

4. The permission to procure hearing aid shall be granted by Chief Medical Officer in- charge of CGHS Wellness Centre in case of CGHS pensioner beneficiaries and by the Head of Department /Office in case of serving employees and CGHS beneficiaries of Autonomous Bodies on the basis of recommendation of a Government Specialist and an undertaking that the beneficiary has not been reimbursed the cost of hearing aid in the preceding Five years.

5. Reimbursement claim shall be submitted to CGHS through CMO i/c of concerned dispensary by CGHS Pensioner beneficiary in the prescribed medical reimbursement claim form along with a photo copy of CGHS card, original bill of the Hearing aid and original copy of the permission letter. In case of other beneficiaries, the medical claim shall be submitted to the concerned Ministry/Department / Office. Reimbursement shall be limited to the ceiling rate or actual cost of the hearing aid, whichever is less.

6. Record of permissions granted for procurement of hearing aids shall be maintained by CGHS in respect of pensioner CGHS beneficiaries and by concerned Ministry / Department/Office in respect of other beneficiaries.

7. Replacement of hearing aid may be permitted after 5 years on the basis of
condemnation certificate issued by a technical expert and on approval of a Government ENT Surgeon. Maintenance and repair wilt be the responsibility of the beneficiary.

8. These orders shall supercede all the earlier orders issued on the subject.

9. The revised rates and guidelines shall come into force from the date of issue and shall be valid for a period of two years or till further revision, whichever is earlier.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Division vide Dy.No. 5894 dated 19.03.2012 of the office of AS&FA, Min. of Health &Family Welfare.

(V.P. Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Government Formulating Policy for Raising Retirement age in Sick & Loss Making CPSEs

Government Formulating Policy for Raising Retirement age in Sick & Loss Making CPSEs

On the basis of recommendations of Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE), the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) is formulating a policy for enhancement of age of superannuation from 58 to 60 years for employees of such sick and loss making Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) whose revival packages have been approved by the Government and which will continue to be in Public Sector after implementation of revival package. The above policy would be notified after inter-ministerial consultations and approval of competent authority.

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




All the Central Government  Employees would have breathed a sigh of relief  when the Govt finally approved the  7% hike in Dearness Allowance from January 2012 as all we expected. Giving relief to the central government employees and pensioners from inflation, the central government, in its cabinet committee meeting, approved  the  seven percentage point increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 7,500 crore.

The new DA rate of 65 per cent of basic pay against 58 per cent earlier will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2012. It will benefit about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs.7474.53 crore per annum and Rs.8720.32 crore in the financial year 2012-13 (i.e. for a period of 14 months from January, 2012 to February, 2013).

JCM III level meeting of OFBoard Council -Important Decision

JCM III level meeting of OFBoard Council -Important Decision

JCM III level meeting of OFBoard Council (11th term 11th ordinary meeting) held on 01-03-2012 and 02-03-2012  at OFB Head Quarters on 01-3-2012, preliniminary meeting was chaired by Member/Personnel and on 02-3-2012 the main meeting was chaired by DGOF/Chairman, OF Board.

Important decision taken, and implemented by OF Board are as follows,

1. For the newly directly recruited IES have been sent for one month induction training to be conducted by factory training schools. The scheme has been started.

2. To develop skills for the locals and to impart training skill development training program was inaugurated at NADP, Ambajhari on 13-02-2012 by Rajya Raksha Mantri.

3. For recruitment of all Group ’C’ posts (IES/NIES) a Central Recruitment Board for Ordnance Fys has been established having office at Ordnance Factory Estate, Ambajhari which will conduct recruitment process from 01-04-2012 centrally.

4. 2172 posts for IEs have been released by OFB for all Ord. Fys, 388 Labourer-SSK post are released for A&E Group of Fys. Labourer posts for other Divisions will also be considered based on their functional requirements and after receiving the proposals.

5. MACP for JWMs promoted prior to 31.12.2005 to the grade pay of Rs.5400/- has been cleared on 02.03.2012.

6. Granting of 30 days EL and Departmental Overtime (DOT) for piece workers will be settled by Chairman/OFB in consultation with Defence Finance and Ministry of Labour and Employment at the earliest.

7. Boiler Attendants in SSK grade will be promoted to skilled grade without Boiler certificate.

8. Rs.12391 crores out put for the year 2011-12 is likely be achieved which is around 40% increase.

9. During the 5 year plan, which is coming to an end supply was made by Ord. Fys. Rs.46000 crores to Army. Now the demand from M of D during the 12th 5 years plan is around Rs.92000 crores which is almost double which has to be met by Ord. Fys.

10. Roll on indent was granted for 5 years by the Ministry to OFB in all the products. No restrictions for buying new plants, modernization of Fys, manpower and financial grants etc.

11. To increase the capacity of Ord. Fys, 3 sick PSUs with all its infrastructure is likely to be taken over by Ord. Fys Board. These plants are in Naini, Hydrabad and West Bengal.

12. Regarding conducting of LDCE examination for the employees to appoint against 25% Quota, due to pending finalisation of the courses / certificates issued by certain institutions, pending finalization, the Exam dates are likely to be postponed to April 2012.

13. Direct – Indirect Ratio of IEs will be reviewed in order to strengthen the maintenance and Quality Control activities is Ord. Fys. Necessary directives will be given to Fys to induct manpower in there areas also.

14. Pay slips which are newly designed by PC of Fys will be given in the month of May for the salary of April month mentioning all the details of payments and Recoveries.

15. Co-Relation of piece work on 6th CPC. The report of the sub-committee was sent to three federations. After receiving their views, OFB will discuss with federations and a consensus proposal will be sent to M of Defence for obtaining final orders.

16. Issues Related to 4 grade structure implementation.

Many factories have not yet completed the process of implementation of 4 grade structure. It was demanded that a time bound action from OFB should be fixed and the same should be monitored for expediting the same. Further, PC of Fys should allow the option to choose the Revised pay after 1.1.2006 on the date of promotion to next higher grade. Exemption of Trade test to fill the resultant vacancies be given, so that back date effect can be given for the promotion granted at a later date. It was agreed by OF Board to monitor the progress of implementation and clarifications required will be completed by April 2012.

17. It was demanded that all the employees appointed in USK grade (Labourer, Erstwhile Group D) all have been up graded to SSK grade Rs.1800/- GP w.e.f 1.1.2006 and therefore their earlier ACPs granted should be ignored and they should be granted ACP on completion of 12/24 years up to 31.08.2008 and after 01.09.2008, if completed 30 years they should be granted III MACP.

18. All MCMs placed before 31.12.2011 were granted upgraded to Rs.4200/- GP. Therefore this is not to be counted ACP and only got one ACP. They should be granted IInd and III ACP ie Rs.4600/- and Rs.4800/-.Since they hot only one ACP to Rs.4000-6000.

19. Uniforms though were approved by the federations with OFB it was demanded that Dress Material as per specifications should be procured centrally and Fys should be given responsibilities to stitch and distribute the dresses at the earliest.

20. A sub-committee was appointed by OFB for rationalization of industrial trades under, the Chairmanship of Shri.B.Pugazendi, GM, HAPP, First meeting held on 01.03.2012. The committee will further decide certain trades to be merged and abolish and also proposing to keep the trades in discipline wise so that parity in promotion between each trade can be maintained.

courtesy: INDWF (Indian National Defence Workers Federation)

Pension Scheme in Ordnance Factories

Pension Scheme in Ordnance Factories

The new pension scheme has been implemented in all the ordnance factories including Jabalpur based ordnance factories.

HVF NPS Reformation Association, Avadi filed an OA before CAT Madras Bench challenging the implementation of New Pension Scheme introduced by the Government of India as unconstitutional and violative of Article 14, 16 & 21 of the Constitution of India contending, inter alia, that new pension scheme does not guarantee any minimum return on investment of employees. A strike had been called on 28.2.2012 by All India Defence Employees Federation, Indian National Defence Workers Federation and BharatiyaPratirakshaMazdoorSangh jointly demanding to scrap the new pension scheme. 

No proposal for considering the implementation of old pension scheme in ordnance factories is under consideration

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

Mobile Polyclinics for Ex-Servicemen

Mobile Polyclinics for Ex-Servicemen

Providing Medicare to Ex-servicemen and their dependents is an ongoing process and the endeavor of the government is to continuously upgrade the quality of medicare services being provided. The Government has approved opening of additional 199 polyclinics including 17 mobile polyclinics besides the existing 227 polyclinics to improve accessibility of Ex-servicemen to medical facilities. Out of 199 polyclinics, 43 polyclinics have already been operationalised. 

Opening of new polyclinics is based on the ESM population in a particular area. Mobile polyclinics are proposed for remote/hilly areas where the ESM population is less and scattered. Presently 342 districts have been covered with 426 ECHS polyclinics (270 operational & 156 proposed) including 17 mobile polyclinics. The newly sanctioned polyclinics will be operationalised across the country including Himachal Pradesh in a phased manner over a period of time. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shrimati Viplove Thakur in Rajya Sabha today

Medical Facilities to Gorkha Pensioners

The Government has extended the benefits of Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS) to Nepal Domiciled Gorkha (NDG) pensioner Ex-servicemen and their dependents. Medical facilities will be provided through 3 ECHS polyclinics at Kathmandu, Pokhara and Dharan. One mobile clinic will also be attached with each of the polyclinic. The polyclinics will provide outpatient treatment and patient requiring hospitalization will be referred to empanelled hospitals in Nepal. Cashless treatment will be provided by these hospitals as is the case in India. The manpower for ECHS Polyclinics and the mobile clinics will be engaged on contractual basis. NDG Ex- servicemen residing in India already have coverage of this scheme since its inception. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM PallamRajuin a written reply to Shri Manicka Tagore in Lok Sabha today.

Clarification on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents by non-entitled officers/staff

Controller General of Defence Accounts, 
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Ca ntt-110010


No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC

Dated 19.3.2012


(Thru CDA mail server)

Sub: Clarification on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents by non-entitled officers/staff.

References are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification on regulating of LTC claims in respect of officials who are not entitled to travel by air but carry out the journey by air (Air India/Pvt airlines) on LTC etc. due to unavoidable or other circumstances. Clarifications are also being sought as to whether a non-entitled officer should compulsorily book their air tickets from the authorized agents viz. M/S Barmer &  Lawrie & M/S Ashoka Travels etc. as brought out in this HQrs office important circular of  even number dated 16/09/2010 and 24/8/2011.

2. In this connection attention is invited to this HQrs office letter No.AN/XIV/14162/VI CPC/Circular/Vol.III dated 12/3/2010, forwarding a copy of Govt of India, DoP&T OM No.31011/2/2006-Estt.(A) dated 11th March 2010 on the above subject. It has been clarified by D0P&T that “restriction of travel by Air India only need not apply to non- entitled officials concerned who travel by air and claim LTC reimbursement by  entitled class of rail.”

3. Accordingly, it is clarified that the restriction as laid down by the Govt to travel only by Air India and booking of tickets compulsorily through web site of Air India/M/S Barrner & Lawrie/M/S Ashoka Travels is applicable only for officers who are entitled to travel by air and whose cost of air passage is borne by the Govt. It is however, further clarified that in the event of non-entitled officials travelling on LTC by air (Air Indiai/Pvt. Airlines for J&K) while availing special concessions for J&K/NER, the booking of  tickets/travel has to be done as per the extant orders on the subject.

This issues with the approval of Jt.CGDA(AN)

(R.K Bhatt) 


Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008


Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012


Subject— Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.

In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules,  2008, there will be a uniform date of annual increment, viz. 1st July of every year.  Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure Will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007.

2. The Staff Side has represented on this issue and has requested that those  employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June  during 2006 may be granted one increment on 01.01.2006 in the pre-revised scale.

3. On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under CCS(RP)  Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under  Rule 10 of these Rules, those central government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and thereafter will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.The pay of the eligible employees may be re-fixed accordingly.

4. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Account Department are  concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor  General of India.

General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight per cent) for the period from 1.4.2011 to 30.11.2011 and 8.6% (eight point six percent) with effect from 1.12.2011

F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2011
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Economic Affairs)

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012


It is announced for general information that during the year 2011-2012, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight per cent) for the period from 1.4.2011 to 30.11.2011 and 8.6% (eight point six percent) with effect from 1.12.2011. The funds concerned are:—

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.
2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Brajendra Navnit)
Deputy Secretary (Budget)

Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2011-2012

F.No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2011
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012


Subject : Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2011-2012.

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2011-2012 i.e. from 1st April, 2011 to 31st March, 2012 are revised as under:

                    Rate of interest                                                     per annum
(i) Advance for purchase of conveyance other than
motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.)                                      9%

(ii) Advance for purchase of motor car                                       11.5%

(A.K. Bhatnagar)
Under Secretary (Budget)
1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India with spare copies for IFA,
Controller of Accounts and Pay and Accounts Offices.
2. Finance Secretaries of UTs without legislature.
Copy forwarded to:—
1. C&AG of India, New Delhi.
2. C.G.A., New Delhi.
3. C.G.D.A., New Delhi.
4. All AGs and Director of Accounts.
5. Supreme Court of India.
6. UPSC, New Delhi.

Appointment on compassionate grounds in Grade Pay of ` 1800/-regarding



New Delhi, Dated 24.02.2012

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Rallways/ Production Units.

Sub:- Appointment on compassionate grounds in Grade Pay of ` 1800/-regarding.

Ref: Board’s letter (i) No. E(NG)II/2009/RR-1/10 Pt. dated 09/12/2010,
(ii) No. E(NG )II/2011/RR-1/11 dated 09/12/2011.

All India Railwaymen’s Federation in the PNM meeting with Railway Board held on 23/02/2012, have raised the issue of review of decision taken by the field units concerning compassionate appointment cases, which have been rejected on the basis of issuance of Board’s Instructions vide the letter under reference (i).

Accordingly, the matter has been considered and it has now been decided by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) that all those cases which have been rejected strictly in light of Board’s letter under reference (i), may be reconsidered by the field units in light of stipulation made vide letter issued under reference (ii).

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Harsha Dass)
Joint Director Estt.(N)II
Railway Board

A Group Training Course in Material and Child Health (A) In Japan.

No.12040/10/2012-FTC (Trg) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training 
Training Division

Block-4, Old JNU Campus 
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67

Dated 22-2-2012


Subject: A Group Training Course in Material and Child Health (A) In Japan.

The undersigned is directed to state that the Japan International Cooperation Agency [JICA] under the Technical Cooperation of the Government of Japan has invited applications for the above programme to be held from April-December 2012 out of which the core phase would be held in Japan from 8th May to 23rd June, 2012. The details of the programme and the application form may be drawn from Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions website (

2. The Program aims to contribute to improve reduction of child mortality, improvement of material health, Material and Child health indices (ex- child mortality rate, material mortality ratio) in developing countries so that skills and knowledge of nursing staff shall be improved and better material and child health care service with meeting local people’s health needs in participants’ region will be provided.

3. The candidate should be a head nurse or equivalent in charge of nurse and midwife training in hospital, or be a professor/lecturer or equivalent in charge of nurse or midwife training in university or equivalent (medical doctors are not eligible); having experience of more than five (5) years in the field of Material and child health as a nurse or midwife; be a certified nurse or midwife; be proficient in written and spoken English; be in good health, not be serving on military and between 25 years and 45 years of age.

4. The course covers the cost of a round-trip air ticket between an international airport designated by JICA; travel insurance from the time of arrival in Japan to departure from Japan; allowances for (accommodation, living expenses, outfit and shipping); expenses for JICA study tours and free medical care for participants who may fall ill after reaching Japan [costs relating to pre-existing illness, pregnancy, or dental treatment is not included].

5. It is requested that the nomination of the suitable candidates may please be forwarded to this Department in accordance with the eligibility criteria.

6. The nomination details should be submitted in the JICA’s prescribed proformas duly authenticated by the Department concerned along with the country report.

7. The applications should reach this Department through the Administrative Ministry/State Government not later than 1st March, 2012. Nominations received after the prescribed date will not be considered.


Under Secretary to the Government of India


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