All-India Consumer Price Index Numbersfor Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of March 2012




                           All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of March, 2012 increased by 2 points and stood at 201 (two hundred one).
                                During March, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 7 points each in Bhilwara, Vijaywada  and  Salem centres, 6 points each in Belgaum, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Mundakkayam centres, 5 points in 3 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 19 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Tripura centre and 1 point each in Darjeeling, Sholapur and Puducherry centres, while in the remaining 8 centres the index remained stationary.
            
                  The maximum increase of 7 points each in Bhilwara, Vijaywada  and  Salem centres is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Groundnut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Vegetable & Fruit items, Bidi, Cigarette, Dhoti (Cotton), Saree (Synthetic), Shirting Cloth (Synthetic), Trouser Cloth (Synthetic), Medicine (Allopathic), Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. The increase of 6 points each in Belgaum, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Mundakkayam centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Jowar, Groundnut Oil, Milk (Buffalo), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Snack (Sweet), Snack (Saltish), Firewood, Saree (Synthetic), Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Tripura centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable items, Sweater, etc.
                  The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad  201 
2. Bangalore 206
3. Chennai  187
4. Delhi      185 
5. Kolkata  190
6. Mumbai  204

                     The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of March, 2012 is 8.65% as compared to 7.57% in February, 2012. Inflation based on Food Index attained the level of 8.16% in March, 2012 as compared to 5.08% in February, 2012.
                 
                       The CPI-IW for April, 2012 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 31st May, 2012

Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER extended further for Two more Years upto 01-05-2014


F.No. 3101 11412007-Estt.(A) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 

New Delhi, dated 30th April, 2012 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject:- CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department O.Ms of even No. dated 02.05.2008 and 20.4.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the relaxation for LTC travel to visit North Eastern Region under CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 contained in the O.M. dated 02.5.2008 is extended further for two more years beyond 1st May, 2012. 

2. Hindi version follows. 

(B. Bandyopadhdyay) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India 
Tel: 23040341


Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Casts, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes

No.36038/1/2008-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 9th April, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Casts, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 26th July 2011 whereby the Special Recruitment Drive for filling up backlog reserved vacancies for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes was re-launched and all Ministries/Departments were requested to fill up the remaining backlog vacancies by 31st March, 2012. The Cabinet has to be apprised about outcome of the Drive.

2. Therefore, all Ministries/Departments are requested to send the final report in the prescribed proformae (copy enclosed) about the outcome of the Drive by 30.4.2012 so as the Cabinet may be apprised about the achievement of the Drive.

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


Akshaya Tritya Offer from India Post: A Flat 6% Off on the Price of Gold


Akshaya Tritya Offer from India Post: A Flat 6% Off on the Price of Gold
                                                                                       
This Akshaya Tritya, invest in gold coins from India Post and get a flat 6% off on the price of Gold. This is a limited period offer so don’t wait so rush to your nearest designated post office and avail the benefit of a flat discount.

Chief Postmaster General, Delhi Postal Circle has announce special festive offer on the purchase of gold coins from 31 designated post offices across Delhi Postal Circle. You are entitled to a flat discount on the purchase of gold coins of any denomination.


Aksaya Tritya festival falling on 24th April this year. It is one of the most auspicious days of the year. It is often known as Akha Teej. Buying gold is an important aspect of the day and is a part of worshipping goddess Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth in households.    6% discount on gold coins has been announced to mark this auspicious day. The gold coins are available in denominations of 0.5 g, 1 g, 5 g, 8 g, 10 g, 20 g and 50 g of 24 carat with 99.99 % purity.


India Post, in association with World Gold Council and Reliance Money Infrastructure Limited, commenced the sale of gold coins manufactured by Valcambi, Switzerland initially with few post offices across the country in October 2008. Today, the gold coins are available through more than 800 post offices across the country.




List of Post Offices designated to sale India post Gold coins in Delhi


1 Ashok Vihar HO
2 Civil Lines PO
3 Connaught Place PO
4 Delhi GPO
5 Greater Kailash PO
6 Hauz Khas PO
7 Indrprastha HO
8 Janakpuri B-I PO
9 Jhilmil HO
10 Kalkaji HO
11 Karol Bagh PO
12 Krishna Nagar HO
13 Lajpat Nagar PO
14 Lodi Road HO
15 Malviya Nagar PO
16 Naraina Ind Est. HO
17 New Delhi HO
18 Paschim Vihar PO
19 Patel Nagar PO
20 Ramesh Nagar HO
21 Rohini Sec-7 PO
22 Sansad Marg HO
23 Sarojini Nagar HO
24 Patparganj PO, Delhi - 110091
25 Jangpura PO, New Delhi - 110014
26 Munirka PO, New Delhi - 110067
27 Malka Ganj PO, Delhi - 110007
28 Sarawati Vihar PO, Delhi - 110034
29 Najafgarh PO, New Delhi 110043
30 Punjabi Bagh PO, New Delhi - 110026
31 Tagore Garden PO, New Delhi - 110027

                                                           


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Venue Change for Delhi Centre Candidates for N.D.A.& N.A. Exam (1)2012


Venue Change for Delhi Centre Candidates for N.D.A.& N.A. Exam (1)2012 

The examination Venue address of Delhi Centre in respect of Sub-Centre No. 081 for NDA & NA Examination (1), 2012 is BASAVA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SITE NO. 1 SECTOR-23, DWARKA, NEW DELHI-110075 instead of BASAVA INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL SITE NO. 1, SECTOR – 20, DWARKA NEW DELHI-110 075. 

The candidates who have opted Delhi Centre for NDA & NA Examination (1), 2012 to be held on 15-04-2012 and have been allotted the aforesaid venue may please note the above correction. The candidates of the venue who have already downloaded their E-Admit Card are advised to download fresh E-Admit Card from the UPSC website i.e. www.upsc.gov.in for appearing in examination at the allotted venue

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2012


No. 1(1)/2012-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 3rd April, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2012.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1 (14)/2011-E-II(B) dated 3rd October, 2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 58% to 65% with effect from 1st January, 2012.

2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No. 1 (3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the persons serving In the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the comptroller and Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/da01012012.pdf]

Payment to Government servants other than salary etc. through e- Payment from 1st April 2012


F. No.1(1)/2011/TA/292
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts

Dated 31th March 2012

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Payment to Government servants other than salary etc. through e- Payment from 1st April 2012

The Central Government Account (Receipts and Payments) Rules,1983 have been amended, inter alia, to provide for issue of Payment advices to the bank for direct credit by electronic transfer to the specified bank account of the payee. As per the amendments, the Government servants are, permitted to receive their salary by direct credit to their bank accounts through payment advices, at their option Further,
the amendment also provides that all payments to government servants other than salaries exceeding the limits as specified from time to time, shall be through payment advices

2. In accordance to the above, with effect from 1st April 2012, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are directed to make all payments to government servants, other than salary, above Rs, 25,000. by issue of payment advices, including electronically signed payment advices.

3. Further in accordance to the amended rules, with effect from 1st April 2012, all Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are directed to make all payments towards settlement of retirement /terminal benefits such as gratuity, commuted value of pension, encashment of leave salary,CGEGIS, withdrawals from General Provident Fund, etc. by issue of payment advices, including electronically signed payment advices.

4. All Ministries! Departments and Heads of Accounting Organisations are requested to ensure the compliance of above instructions by Pay & Accounts Offices/ Accounts offices and other payment units under their control.

5. Separate orders have been issued in respect of payments to private parties such as Suppliers, contractors, grantee, loanee institutions etc,

(Soma Roy Burman)
Joint Controller General of Accounts

source-http://www.cga.nic.in/pdf/pmnttogovtservant.pdf

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