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


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 

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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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