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Saturday, January 31, 2009

DEATH GRATUITY FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES...

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In case of death of Central Government Servant
while in service, Death Gratuity is granted at the
following rates depending upon the length of
qualifying service put in by the deceased employees: -


Length of ServiceRate of Death Gratuity
Less than one year2 times of emoluments
One year or more but less than 5 years 6 times of emoluments
5 years or more but less than 20 years12 times of emoluments
Emoluments means
Pay in the Pay Band + Dearness Allowance
admissible on the date of death.

Illustration:-
Pay and allowance last drawn...
Pay in the Pay Band : 9,000
Grade Pay : 2,400
Dearness Pay (16%) : 1,824
Total : 13,224

Rate of Death Gratuity for the service of 20 years or more is
"Half of emoluments for every completed six monthly period of service"
subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments
or Rs. 10 lakhs, whichever is less.


Length of ServiceRate of Death GratuityAmount of Death Gratuity
Less than one year2 times of emolumentsRs. 26,448
One year or more but less than 5 years 6 times of emolumentsRs. 79,344
5 years or more but less than 20 years12 times of emolumentsRs. 1,58,688

Friday, January 30, 2009

Application Forms for Central Government Employees

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All types of application forms for Central Government Employees...

Annual Immovable Property Return Form...

Children Education Allowance

Thursday, January 29, 2009

LIST OF COMMUNITIES 2008 - 2009

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List of Communities 2008 - 2009

List showing the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Backward Class, Backward Class Chiristians, Backward Class Muslims, Most Backward Classes and Denotified Communities in the State of Tamilnadu.

Candidates are informed to reffer to this appendix while filling the community - sub caste code in the application & coding sheet

List of Backward Class, Backward Class Chiristians, Backward Class Muslims, Most Backward Classes, Denotified Communities throughout the State of Tamilnadu unless and otherwise specified.

Click the link and download:-

http://fb.esnips.com/doc/87219034-226a-49e9-8d96-cb0340e2d001/List-of-Communities

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Defence Industrial Employees are expected grant of pay scale Rs. 5000 – 8000 to Master Craftsman( MCM) at par with the Railways…

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Brief facts of case for parity in pay scale of Master Craftsman (MCM) in MOD at par with Ministry of Railways.<br>
Vth CPC recommended the pay scale of Rs.4500-125-7000 to Master Craftsman, both in Railways and Defence and was implemented.
However, the scale of MCM in Railways was revised upwards to Rs. 5000-8000 in modification of 5th recommendations with the approval of Cabinet. Prior to implementations, the Defence Artisan staff and Railway workshop staff had a common three grade structure comprising of Skilled, Highly skilled II and Highly skilled I.
In the Ministry of Defence the benchmark ratio of Artisans was 65:20:15 respectively to Skilled, Highly skilled GrII and Highly skilled GrI.
In addition to the aforesaid three grades, 10% of the Highly skilled grade I strength was operated in the post of Master Craftsman in some of the trades.
The post of Master Craftsmen was personnel to the holder and lapses with his retirement / posting out. As can be seen, the post of MCM is a personal grade post carved out of HS I grade as an incentive to Senior Highly skilled workers.
5th CPC has reduced the then existing three grades of Artisan staff to two grades by merging Highly skilled Gr II (HS II) and Highly skilled Gr. I (HS I) into one grade of Highly skilled (HS) as shown below,

Merging of Highly Skilled
GradeBefore 5th CPCAfter 5th CPC
SkilledRs. 950 - Rs. 1500Rs. 3050 - Rs. 4590
Highly Skilled Gr-IIRs. 1200 - Rs.1800Rs. 4000 - Rs. 6000
Highly Skilled Gr-IRs. 1320 - 3040Rs.Rs. 4000 - Rs. 6000


Right from 3rd to 4th CPC the scale of pay in respect of MCM both in Railways and Defence was as under:-
Scale of pay MCM in Railways and Defence
CPCRailwaysDefenceTehnical Sup / Ch.man Gr.II
3rd CPCRs.425 - 640Rs. 425 - 640Rs. 425 - 700
4th CPCRs. 1400 - 2300Rs. 1400 - 2300Rs. 1400 - 2300
5th CPCRs. 4500 - 7000Rs. 4500 - 7000Rs. 5000 - 8000
Revised / Modified
by Govt. from 1.1.96
in Railways only
Rs. 5000 - 8000Rs. 4500 - 7000Rs. 5000 - 8000


Staff side demand for revision of the recommendations of Vth CPC was discussed in the meeting held by the then Group of Ministers on 11th Sep, 1997 and it was agreed that to remove this anomaly the concerned administrative Ministries will put up proposals directly to the Cabinet under Business of Transaction Rules, 1961.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Railways directly put up the proposal to the Cabinet. Railways demand was accepted by the Government and pay scale of MCM was revised from 4500 – 7000 to Rs. 5000 – 8000 from 1.1.1996, vide Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) letter No. PC-V/97/R-II/17 dated 24-11-1998. The scale of pay of HS grade was de-merged into HS-I and HS-II with separte scales of Rs.4500 – 7000 and Rs,4000 – 6000 respectively.

Following two proposals were also put up by Defence Ministry to the Cabinet for consideration:-
a. Grant of higher pay scale for highly skilled artisan staff in Defence Establishment;
b. Revision (de-merger) of inter-grade ratio for skilled artisan staff working under Ministry of Defence nullifying the recommendations of the Vth CPC.
However in case of Defence Ministry, Cabinet decided that the matter may, in the first instance, be considered by the Group of Ministeres (GoM) constituted to consider matters relating to the recommendations of Vth CPC and thereafter brought up before the Cabinet.

“ The issue of higher pay scale to highly skilled artisan staff in Defence Establishments could be considered only if the Ministry is able to confirm that consequent to the proposed de-merger of the pay scale of highly skilled grade, no proposal seeking higher pay scales for PBORs will be raised.”
Following pay scales and grade ratio have benn given to them in MOD:-
Pay scales and Grade ratio
SkilledRs. 3050 - 4590 45%
Highly SkilledRs. 4000 - 6000 55%
Master CraftsmanRs. 4500 - 7000 25%


The issue was however raised by the staff side members of JCM in Departmental Council as well as in National council meetings repeatedly. To resolve the issue, Defence Secretary had constituted a committee under the Chairmanship of JS(O/N) comprising staff side members from each Federations to look into the matter regarding revision of pay scale of MCM in Ministry of Defence at par with Ministry of Railways.
The committee recommended for up-gradation of pay scale of senior most master craftsman (8% of overall artisan strength) by giving higher pay scale of Rs.5000 – 8000 without disturbing the existing structure. The committee felt that the service personnel and civilian workshop staff are governed by different service conditions and their pay scales and working conditions are not comparable. The committee has come to the conclusion that the demand of the staff side has merit.
The historical parity was disturbed between the workshop staff of Defence or Railways after the scales of Railways workshop staff were improved upon by Government. Based on the recommendations of the committee, a proposal was submitted to Defence (Finance) for getting, it approved by DOP&T of Finance (Department of Expenditure).
Department of Expenditure, Min of Finance has returned the proposal advising the Min of Defence to put the matter before 6th CPC. The issue has again been raised in the 45th meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 14th Oct 2006 under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary. The Chairman has also directed that it would be appropriate to refer the matter for consideration to the 6th CPC.

Fire Service Week (April 14 - 20) Campaign, 2009

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The Fire Service Week (FSW) is obse rved nation-wide under the guidance of the Fire Adviser, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India during April 14 – 20.
This is in remembrance of the lives lost in the devastating fire that erupted and the explosions that followed on 14 th April, 1944 at the Victoria Dock in the Bombay Port and also to prevent fire in all industry, .
The National Safety Council (NSC), has been promo ting the FSW Campaign since 1999 with a view to propagating fire safety awareness. The Campaign provides a unique opportunity to enhance fire safety awareness and mobilize action amongst employees, their families and the public.

More details click the link:

LET US BE PARTNERS IN PREVENTING FIRES AND PROTECTING LIFE & PROPERTY.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

House Building Advance to Central Government Employees

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An important order has been published from Ministry of Urban Development regarding House Building Advance to Central Government Employees.

1.House Building Advance is admissible to all those temporary employees also, who have rendered 10 years of continuous service.

2.With effect from 27-11-2008.

3.The maximum limit for grant of HBA shall be 34 months' of pay in the pay band.

4.Subject to a maximum of Rs. 7.50 lakh or cost of the house or the repaying capacity whichever is the least, for new construction/purchase of new house/flat.

5.The maximum limit for grant of HBA for enlargement of existing house shall be 34 months' pay in the pay band.

6.Subject to a maximum of Rs. 1.80 lakh or cost of the enlargement or repaying capacity, whichever is the least.

7.The cost ceiling limit shall be 134 times the pay in the pay band.

8.Subject to a minimum of Rs.7.50 lakh and a maximum of Rs.30 lakh relaxable up to a maximum of 25% of the revised maximum cost ceiling of Rs.30 lakh.

9.The rate of interest on House Building Advance is between 5% to 9.5% ,depending on the loan amount.

10.The repaying capacity of Govt. servants who have more than 20 years of remaining service has been revised from 35% to 40% of pay.

CONDITIONS:

The applicant or spouse or minor child should not already own a house in the town/Urban agglomeration where the house is proposed to be constructed or acquired.

b) The title to the land should be clear. The land may be owned either:
- by the Government employee; or
- jointly by the Government employee and spouse.

COST CEILING:

134 times of pay in the pay band subject to a minimum of Rs. 7.50 lakh and a maximum of Rs.30 lakh (Cost of the house, excluding cost of land should not exceed 134 times of the Basic Pay excluding Grade Pay)

Administrative Ministry may relax the cost ceiling to 25% of cost ceiling mentioned above in the individual cases on merits.

Effective from 27th November, 2008.

Eligibility, Purposes and Conditions as follows...

If both husband and wife are Government Employees, Advacne is admissible to only one of them.

Acquiring a plot and constructing a house thereon.

Enlarging living accomodation in an existing house owned by the employee or jointly with spouse. The total cost of the existing structure (excluding cost of land) and the proposed additions should not exceed the prescribed cost ceiling.

Purchase of house / flat under "Self - Financing Housing Scheme and " Co-operative Group Housing Societies".

For purchase of houses / flat from private parities, i.e., registered builders, architects, house building societies, etc., but not from private individuals.

If GPF withdrawl is also taken for house building, the total amount of GPF withdrawl and the House Building Advance should not exceed the cost-ceiling limit.

House / Flat constructed / acquired with the help of HBA to be used for residential purpose only.

The advance will be limited to the estimated cost of consturction.

Only one advance is admissiable during the entire service.

The amount of advance shall be restricted to the repaying capacity of the employee.

The amount of advance sanctioned can be reduced at the request of the employee to avail of the reduced rate of interest, if the entire advance has not been drawn.

For purchase / Construction of flat or Purchase of a house the amount of advance sanctioned in one lumpsum.

The construction should be exactly according to the approved plan and specification.

The consturction should be completed whithin 18 months of the dateon which the first instalment is drawn.

On completion of construction/purchase, the house should be insured by the employee at his cost against fire, flood and lightning for the full value of the house.

No interest is chargeable beyond the date of reirement/ death of the government employee.

The rate of interest will be reduced half per cent for an employee who undergoes sterilization(family planing).

The entire amount of advacne together with interest is repayable in 20 years. 180 monthly instalments for principal and 60 instalments for interest.

Recovery will commence from the pay for the month following that in which advance is taken.

Monday, January 26, 2009

Children Education Allowance Application Form

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Children Education Allowance Scheme for Central Government Employees

Application form for Children Education Allowance

Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy

Application Form

APPLICATION FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE
                   
I   hereby apply for the reimbursement of Children Education Allowance for my child and relevant particulars are furnished below.


1(a) Name of the Child (in BLOCK letters): ....................................
  (b) Date of Birth : .....................................

2(a) Name and address of the School in  Which studying : .............................................................................

(b) Class in which studying : ...........................................

3. Details of Children Education Allowance (CEA) Claimed already in earlier quarters: 

Quarter of Year : .........................

Academic Year: .............................

Amount Claimed: ......................

June to Aug : ...........................

Sep to Nov : .......................................

Dec to Feb :..........................................

March to May : .......................................

4. The quarter of year and Academic year for which the
    Children Education Allowance is applied now:

Quarter of year : ............................

Academic Year : ...........................

5.(a) Whether the child for whom Children 

Education Allowance applied is disabled child?     Yes/No

 (b) If yes, indicate the nature of disability:

Date of disability certificate:

6(a) Date
 (c) Indicate the percentage of disability:

 (d) Bills of expenses incurred towards school fee/ for purchase of text books and note books, uniforms &sheets and for which reimbursement of Children Education Allowance now:
S.No.Description of Fee PaidReciept No.Amount
1.Tuition Fees--
2.Admission Fees--
3.Special fee charged for AgricultureElectronics, music or any other Subject--
4.Fee charged for practical work under The programme of work experience--
5.Fee paid for the use of any aid orAppliance by the Child--
6.Games/ Sports fee--
7.Laboratory Fee--
8.Library Fee--
9.Fee for extraCurricular activities--
10.Expenses incurred forOne set of text book and Note books--
11.Expenses incurred forOne set of Uniform--
12.Expenses incurred forOne set of School Shoes--
Total--


(b) Total Amount of Children Education Allowance Claimed: Rs 7. Details of Cash receipt No/Counterfoil of Bank Chelan/Credit voucher no: 

 8. (i) Certified that the fee/amount indicated above had actually been paid by me. 
(ii) Certified that My wife/husband is/is not a Central Government Servant. 
(iii) Certified that my husband/wife Shri/Smt. Is presently working as in And that he/she will not apply/has not applied for the Children Education Allowance for the child mentioned above.

9.Certified that I or my wife/husband has not claimed and will not claim the Hostel Subsidy in respect of the child mentioned above.

10.Certified that my child in respect of whom reimbursement of Children Education Allowance applied is studying in the school/junior college which is recognized and affiliated to Board of Education/University.

11.The particulars /information furnished above are complete and correct and I have not suppressed any relevant information. In the event of any change in the particulars given above which affect my eligibility for reimbursement of Children Education Allowance, I undertake to intimate the same promptly and also to refund excess payments, if any made. Further I am aware that if at any stage the information/documents furnished above is found to be false I am liable for disciplinary action.


Details of documents enclosed: 
Signature of Employee: 
Name:


Designation: Office: 
Date: 
Station:

CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES NEWS WISHES YOU ALL A HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY

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"CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES NEWS
WISHES YOU ALL A HAPPY REPUBLIC DAY" 

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Government of India has introduced a new Scholarship scheme

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DIRECTORATE OF GOVERNMENT EXAMINATIONS,

CHENNAI – 600 006.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Higher Education, Government of India has introduced a new Scholarship scheme titled “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students”, which will be implemented from the financial year 2008-09. A certain number of Scholarships under this scheme have been ear-marked for the students who have secured 80% and above in the Higher Secondary Examination, March 2008 conducted by this department and pursuing higher studies.

The scholarship will be given @ Rs.1000/- per month at Graduation level for first three years of College and University courses and Rs.2000/- per month at Post graduation level. Students pursuing professional courses would get Rs.2000/- per month in the 4th and 5th year. The scholarship would be paid for 10 months in an academic year.

The award of scholarship shall be subject to the following conditions:

1. The scholarship shall be awarded to the Indian nationals only.

2. The Undergraduate/Post graduate/Professional course are pursued in a recognized college/institution in India.

3. The student should have scored a minimum 80% of marks in the Higher Secondary Examinations, March 2008 conducted by the State Board of School Examinations, TamilNadu, Chennai – 6.

4. The students should belong to non-creamy layer as defined by the Department of Personnel and Training in their Notification No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT), dated 08.11.1993 and as modified vide their OM No.36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 09.03.2004 and as may be further modified from time to time and not availing of any other scholarship scheme.

5. The reservation would be applicable in terms of Central Reservation Policy and internal ear-marking.

6. The scholarship will be distributed amongst Pass outs of the Science, Commerce and Humanities Streams in the ratio of 3:2:1 with equal number among boys and girls. Depending on the number of scholarship allotted to this Board, candidates who have secured the cut - off marks (as per the table below) in the Higher Secondary Course Certificate Examination, March 2008 conducted by the State Board of School Examinations, Tamil Nadu are being provisionally considered for award of “Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students”.

Group Code NumbersSexCategory
--SCSTOBCOC
Science Group From 101 to 208Boys107096011301140
Girls107096011301140
Commerce Group From 301 to 308Boys98096011301160
Girls103096010851110
History Group From 401 to 406Boys960960960960
Girls960960960960
Vocational Group From 701 to 733Boys105196010701083
Girls107396010911102

The filled-in applications (Annexure III to V the formats of which are available in this website) should be submitted to the Joint Director (Hr.Sec.), Directorate of Government Examinations, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai – 6 on or before 28.01.2009 either by Registered/Speed Post or in person. Needless to mention that this is a provisional offer only and final selection will depend on the student satisfying the eligibility criteria and number of scholarships ear-marked for this Board. Director of Government Examinations, Chennai – 6.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Central Civil Services - Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual and Records

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Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manual and Records for discharging functions. Name/title of the document:

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES RULES
CCS Joining Time Rules
F.R. & S.R.- PART IIICENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES LEAVE RULES
CG Employees Group Insurance Scheme
Central Government Health Scheme
Holiday Homes
Compassionate Appointments
Finance Ministry Orders
CGHS Complete Details...
General Provident Fund
New Pension Scheme
Income Tax
DOPT
DOPT Orders
Retirement Age 62
7th Pay Commission News



1. Central Civil Services Fundamental Rules and Supplementary Rules 2. T.A. Rules 3. Central Civil Services(Leave) Rules, 1972, as amended from time to time. 4. Dearness Allowance, Dearness Relief and Ex-gratia to GPF Beneficiaries. 5. Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 as amended from time to time. 6. Central Civil Services(Extraordinary Pension) Rules 7. Central civil services,Central Govt. Employees Group Insurance Scheme,1980. 8. Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965. 9. Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules,1964. 10. General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960. 11. Central Civil services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules,1988. 12. Central Civil Services(Educational Assistance) Orders, 1988. 13. General Financial Rules, 2005. 14. Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants. 15. Delegation of Financial Powers Rules, 1978. 16. House Building Advance Rules 17. Overtime Allowance Rules 18. Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules 19. Treasury Rules of the Central Government. 20. Central Civil Services (Temporary service) Rules,1965. 21. Reservations and concessions for SCs and STs OBC, etc. 22. Uniforms for Group C and D employees 23. New Pension Scheme 24. Allotment and Licence Fee of Government Residences. 25. Civil Accounts Manual (Vol.I &II). 26. Pay and Accounts Office Manual. 27. CPWD Manual Vol.I & II. 28. CPWD ‘A’ code. 29. CPWD ‘D’ code. 30. Account code for Accountants-General 31. Accounting Rules for Treasuries, 1992. 32. Puducherry Municipal Manual Vol.I and II. 33. Puducherry Commune Panchayat Manual Vol.I and II. 34. Govt. Accounting Rules, 1990. 35. List of Major and Minor Heads of Accounts of Union and States (Vol.I & II). 36. Supense Manual. 37. Central Govt.Account (Receipts and Payments) Rules, 1983. 38. Central services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944. The above priced Rules Books are available in the open market.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Appointment of meritorious sportsmen - Rules

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DP & AR O.M. NO.14015/1/76-Estt (D)
Dated the 4th August, 1980

Subject:
Appointment of meritorious sportsmen to Group C and D posts in relaxation of the procedure.

General Scheme :-
Under this Department 's O.M. No. 14/1/72-Estt. (D) dated 28.12.72 orders were issued that the Secretary of the Ministry/Department or the Head of Department under it may recruit a meritorious sportsmen to a class III or class IV service/post (now Group C & D) in the Ministry/Department/Establishment, as the case may be, direct recruitment to which is made otherwise than through a competitive examination held by the Union Public Service Commission, subject to the provisions contained in that O.M. with the coming into being on the Staff Selection Commission, recruitment to group C posts have generally to be made through the Staff Selection Commission. The entire policy of recruitment of sportsmen in various Departments/Offices has since been examined and the following orders are issued for providing for relaxation of recruitment rules to the extent mentioned below:-

ELIGIBILITY :-
Appointments under these orders can be made of a sportsman considered meritorious with reference to the following criteria :-
Sportsmen who have represented a State or the country in the National or International competition in any of the games/sports mentioned in the list at Annexure (A).
(ii) Sportsmen who have represented their University in the Inter-University Tournaments conducted by the Inter-University Sports Board in any of the sports/games show in the list at Annexure 'A'
(iii) Sportsmen who have represented the State Schools Teams in the National Sports/Games for Schools conducted by the All India School Games Federation in any of the games/sports shown in the list of Annexure 'A'.
(iv) Sportsmen who have been awarded National Awards in Physical Efficiency under the National Physical Efficiency Drive.
No such appointments can be made unless, the candidate is, in all respects, eligible for appointment to the post applied for, and in particular in regard to age, educational or experience, qualification prescribed under the Recruitment Rules applicable to the post, except to the extent to which relaxations thereof have been permitted in respect of class, category of persons to which the applicant belongs.

Posts to which applicable
Appointment of meritorious sportsmen can be made to any post in Group C or Group D which under the Recruitment Ruler applicable thereto, is required or permitted to be filled by direct recruitment, otherwise than through the Union Public Service Commission.
No such appointment shall be made to any post in Group A or Group B by direct recruitment. A meritorious sportsmen can be considered for appointment under sub para(a) above notwithstanding the fact that he is already in the service of the Government.
In making appointments to any post under the Government by promotion, no preference shall be given to meritorious sportsman though that fact may be taken into account in assessing the overall merit.

3. Extent of such recruitment
Ministries/Departments of Government of India can recruit meritorious sportsmen in any year in relaxation of the recruitment procedure, to the extent that these including all other reservations under existing orders do not exceed 50% of the total number of vacancies proposed to be filled by direct recruitment.
For the purpose of making appointment of meritorious sportsmen, the appointing authorities may at their discretion notify to the Staff Selection Commission, in all case where the recruitment to the posts have been entrusted to that Commission, vacancies reduced by upto 5% thereof and may fill such vacancies so held back by appointing meritorious sportsmen subject to the overall limitations mentioned in sub-para (a) above.

4. Seniority
Where sportsmen are recruited through the Employment Exchange or by direct advertisement and are considered along with other general category candidates, they may be assigned seniority in the order in which they are placed in the panel for selection.
Where recruitment to a post is through a selection made by the S.S.C., whether by a competitive examination or otherwise, the sportsmen recruited by the departments themselves should be placed enable junior to those who have already been recommended by the S.S.C. The Inter-se-seniority of sportsmen will be in the order of selection.

5. Procedure
An application received by the appointing authority or a higher authority from a sportsmen belonging to any of the categories mentioned above, may be considered by the Ministries/Department or the Head of the Department, as the case may be, in light of the evidence which the applicant may furnish of his having represented in any of the competitions mentioned in the previous paragraphs, and subject also to the applicant fulfilling the requisite qualifications relating to education, age etc. as may be laid down in the rules for the post/service for which he is a candidate. Normally certificates awarded by the authorities mentioned in Annexure ‘B’ should alone be taken into account while considering the eligibility of an applicant in terms of above paragraphs. Appointments may be made of such a candidate after the Ministries/Department or Head of the Department, as the case may be, is satisfied about the eligibility of the candidate under these orders as well as his suitability for the post in all respects. Where the appointing authority is subordinate to a Head of Department, such authority may make a recommendation in this regard to the Head of the Department, along with the necessary details, for obtaining his concurrence in the proposed appointment of the candidate. The orders contained in these O.M. will not affect the orders relating to reservations for SC/ST and Ex-servicemen which may be inforce from time to time. In other words, the vacancies filled in accordance with these orders in a year shall be taken into account in calculating the total number of vacancies in the service/post during that year for purpose of applying the reservation orders.
6. These orders apply to all Ministries and Departments of Government of India including the Ministry of Railways and Communications (P&T) and any existing scheme if any of the Ministries/Departments shall, from the date of issue of these orders, be subject to the conditions and restrictions herein specified, except to the extent of such modifications as may be accepted by Government in view of special circumstances prevailing therein.
7. A consolidated annual statement showing the number of sportsmen of the eligible categories appointed to Group C and Group D posts/service in a calendar year may be sent to the Welfare Division of the Department of Personnel by each Ministry/Department in the proforma given in Annexure 'C' by the 31st March, of the following year.
8. Provisions contained in this O.M. supersade all instructions issued from time to time in the past, on the subject.

ANNEXURE 'A'
List of Games/Sports referred to in para 2 of the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms O.M. No.14015/1/78-Estt.(D) dated 4th August, 1980.

Athletics (including Track and Field events)
Badminton
Basketball
Cricket
Foot ball
Hockey
Swimming
Table Tennis
Volleyball
Tennis
Weight Lifting
Wrestling
Boxing
Cycling
Gymnastics (including Body-Building)
Judo
Rifles Shooting
Kabaddi
Kho-Kho
Ball -Badminton
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More details:- http://persmin.nic.in/dopt/Chapter%2015%20-%20Sports%20Quota.html

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Office Memorandum from DoP&T

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


Subject-Submission ofImmovable Property Return for the year 2008 (as on 1.1.2009)- Regarding -

1. The undersigned is directed to say that Immovable Property Return for the year 2008 (as on 1.1.2009) is required to be submitted by all the group 'A' and Group 'B' (GazettedlNon- Gazetted) officers, in the prescribed proforma latest by 31st January, 2009.
2. The officers belonging to All India/Central group' A' Organised Service other than CSS should send one copy of the return to their respective Cadre Authorities direct and another copy to EO(PR) Section of this Department under intimation to the Vigilance Section.
3. The CSS officers of the rank of Under Secretary and above should send their return to EO(PR) Section direct under intimation to this Section.
4. All the other officers should furnish their return tothe Vigilance Section.
5. The return may be furnished latest by 31st January, 2009.

Statement of immovable property return for the year 2008 (As on 01-01-2009)
1. Name of Officer (in full) and service to which the officer belongs.........
2. Cadre (in case of IAS officers) .....................
3. Present post held...........
4. Present Pay.............
Name of
District, Sub-
Division, Taluk & Village or
City in which
property is
situated(full
location &
postal address)
Name &
Details of
property, Housing
lands and
other buildings
cost of
construction/
Acquirement
(and year
when
purchsed) including of
land in case
of house
Present
value*
If not in own
name, state
in whose
name held &
his/her
relationship
to the Govt.
servant
How acquired
whether by
prucahse
lease**, mortagage,
inheritance, gift or
otherwise with
date of acquisition
& name with
details of person(s)
from whom
acquired
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income
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Note :Please read the notes overleaf before filling up the form.

NOTES
1. In case where it is not possible to assess the value accurately, the approximate value in relation to present conditions may be indicated.
2. Inculdes short-term lease also
3. The declaration form is required to be filled in and submitted by every member of Class I and II services under relevant provision of Conduct Rules and the first appointment to the service and thereafter, at the interval of every twelve months, giving pa11iculars of all immovable property owned, a.cquired or inhetited by him or held by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name at in the name of any member of his famity or in the name of any other person dependent on Government servant.
4. The wording 'No change or No addition or as in previous yeaar' may be avoided and all details filled up.
5. AIS offficers are requested to fill the form in duplicate.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

9 Major Central Trade Unions Led by Various Political Parties

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History of Trade Unions:- 1918 P.P. Wadia founded the Madras labour Union. By 1920 trade unions appeared in all states. AITUC was set up under the Indian National Congress to coordinate the efforts of trade unions in the country. In 1926 the Trade Unions Act was passed. In 1929 AITUC split and the right wing formed itself as All India Trade Union Federation under N.M.Joshi and the left wing was captured by the communists. AITUC again split and a militant Red TUC was formed under Ranadive. Another right wing union-National Federation of Labour-NFL- was formed and this later merged with AITUF to form NTUF - National Trade union Federation. 1935 RTUC merged with AITUC. In 1938 The BOMBAY Industrial Disputes Act was enacted which provided for compulsory recognition of unions, certification of standing orders, establishment of industrial courts etc. During Second World War AITUC and NTUF merged and became the only major union. AITUC which supported war efforts split and Indian Federation of labour was formed. During the war TU activities were barred under DIR rules. In 1947 there was another split and INTUC was formed under Congress leadership. AITUC remained a left wing TU .In 1948 supporters of Praja Socialist party formed HMP- Hind Mazdoor Panchayat which later merged with IFL and formed HMS-Hind Mazdoor Ssngh. 1970. AITUC split and the left communists formed CITU-Centre Of Trade Unions.In 1972 following emergency INTUC, AITUC and HMS joined and made a common platform. They formed a national apex body with employers’ organizations during emergency. After emergency they again split.Presently there are 9 major central trade unions led by various political parties.
  • INTUC congress.
  • Bhartiya mazdor sangh B. J. P.
  • Hind Mazdoor sangh(HMS) Socialist party.
  • UTUC R.S.P.
  • UTUC (Lenin Sarani) radicals.
  • CITU C. P. (M).
  • AITUC Communist Party of India.
  • National Labour organization (Old congess)
  • National Front of Indian Trade Unions.
Besides there are 13 other central Trade unions in various national institutions and occupations -railways, Banks, postal etc. they are not affiliated to political parties or central bodies. Politically affiliated trade unions play a role in influencing the govt. in policy making on labour matters.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Medical Attendant Rules - Central Government Health Scheme

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Central Government Health Scheme

(CGHS)

The medical facilities under the Central Government Health Scheme are available to all the employees paid from the civil estimates and their family members residing in the area covered by the scheme. An employee can opt out of the scheme and avail of the medical facilities provided by the employer of his spouse. If an employee or a member of his family covered under the Scheme falls ill at a place not covered under CGHS, the treatment shall be admissible under CS(MA) Rules.

The medical facilities to the Central Government employees and their dependent family members are provided under the Central Government Health Scheme in the following cities:

  • Shillong
  • Ahmedabad
  • Ghaziabad
  • Meerut
  • Allahabad
  • Gurgaon
  • Mumbai
  • Bangalore
  • Guwahati
  • Nagpur
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Hyderabad
  • Noida
  • Kolkata
  • Jaipur
  • Patna
  • Chennai
  • Jabalpur
  • Pune
  • Kanpur
  • Ranchi
  • Delhi/New Delhi
  • Faridabad
  • Lucknow
  • Thiruvananthapuram

Definition of Family :- ‘ Family’ means employee’s

(i) Husband/Wife including more than one wife and also judicially separated wife.

(ii) Parents and Stepmother. In the case of adoption, only the adoptive and not the real parents. If the adoptive father has more than one wife, the first wife only. A female employee has a choice to include either her parents or her parents-in-law; option exercised can be changed only once during service.

(iii) Children including legally adopted children, stepchildren and children taken as wards subject to the following conditions : Son -Till he starts earning, irrespective of age limit. Daughter -Till she starts earning or gets married, whichever is earlier, irrespective of age-limit. Son suffering from Permanent disability of any kind (physical or mental) -No age -limit.

(iv) Widowed daughters and dependent divorced/separated daughters. (v) Sisters including widowed sisters.

(vi) Minor borthers and dependent brothers. But the above persons should reside with the government servants and their income from all sources should not be more than Rs.1500/- per month.

Contribution:- A compulsory monthly contribution is charged from all the entitled classes of government servants on the basis of rates fixed by the government from time to time. The present rates of contribution are as under:

Pay.......................Rate of monthly contribution (Rs.) Up to Rs.3000/- ....................15/-

Rs.3001 to 6000/- ................40/-

Rs.6001 to 10000/-...............70/-

Rs.10001 to 15000/-...........100/-

Rs.15001/- and above-.......150/-

Grant of medical advances:- Delegation of power for settlement medical reimbursement / grant of medical advances. Up to Rs.2 Lakhs (Serving Employees) - Head of Department

Up to Rs.2 Lakhs (Pensioners) - Head of Concerned CGHS covered city

Claim exceeding Rs.2 Lakhs - Ministry / Department in consultation with internal

Financial Division

Husband and wife are Central Government servants:-

When both husband and wife are Central Government servants covered by the scheme, the contribution will be recovered from only one of them whose pay is higher.

Procedure for reference to Referral/Recognised Hospitals under CGHS The beneficiaries will have the option to avail specialised treatment at CGHS recognised hospitals of his/her choice if the specialist of the CGHS dispensary or government hospital recommends the patient for such specialised treatment. After the specialist advises a procedure in writing, the permission letter for taking such treatment in a CGHS recognised private/referral hospital of the choice of the employee in the same city, would be given by the parent department/office. In case the beneficiary, inspite of the facility being available in the city still chooses to get treatment in another city, permission of the CGHS authorities of the city would have to be obtained. In such cases, no TA/DA will be paid by the government. The government servant is allowed to take treatment from referral/recognised hospitals under CGHS in emergency. However, the term 'emergency' will be decided by the Additional Director, CGHS concerned whether the case is/was of real 'Emergency' before reimbursement is made by the parent department on the basis of rates fixed by the CGHS from time to time. Ex post facto permission for treatment in government referral hospitals like PGI Chandigarh etc. can be given by the parent department. Medical Advance - The medical advance to the serving government servant for self treatment or treatment of the dependents on receipt of estimate from the treating doctor of a government/recognised hospital is available subject to the following conditions:

i) Rs.10,000/- or the amount recommended by the doctor, whichever is less for indoor treatment in hospital and for OPD treatment in case of TB/Cancer.

ii) In case of major illness like by-pass urgery, kidney transplant etc., the advance may be limited to 90% of the package deal wherever it exists or the amount demanded by the hospital concerned.

iii) The advance is paid directly to the hospital concerned on receipt of an estimate.

iv) For settlement of advance, the employee concerned may be required to submit the adjustment bills within a period of one month from the date of his discharge from the hospital. In case the entire advance has not been utilised for the treatment of the patient, the head of office concerned will correspond with the hospital for refund of the unutilised balance of medical advance.

Settlement of Claim -

The government servant is required to prefer claim/bill within 3 months, from the date of discharge from the hospital. If the claim gets time barred, relaxation of delay is allowed by the department depending on the circumstances of delay. The claim should have the following documents completed:

a) Claim Form Med. '97' and Essentiality Certificate ‘A’ for Outdoor treatment and 'B' for Indoor treatment. b) All original bills verified by the treating doctor with his stamp. c) Photocopy of CGHS Token Card. d) Discharge Summary of the Hospital in case of Indoor Treatment. e) A detailed list of all medicines, laboratory tests, investigations, number of doctors visits etc. f) Self explanatory letter from the beneficiary and referrel letter fromAMA doctor should be submitted in case of emergency. g) Legal heir certificate in case of death of the card holder. Based on the rates fixed by the CGHS, the admissible amount is worked out by the department. If the rates claimed by the concerned are less than the rates fixed by the government, the actual amount is reimbursed. In case CGHS rates are not available for a particular item, the reimbursement is allowed on the basis of rate list of AIIMS. Incidentally, where AIIMS rates are also not available, the actual amount paid by the patient is reimbursed. Items mentioned in the list of inadmissible items under CS(MA) Rules are not reimbursable. Special Nursing Charges are to be reimbursed as fixed by the Ministry of Health from time to time.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Indefinite Strike is Deferred by Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers

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CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
Manishinath Bhawan
A-2/95 Rajouri Garden
New Delhi. 110 027.
Website: confederationhq.blogspot.com.
E mail. Confederation06@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 011 2510 5324
Mobile: 98110 48303
D-11/23
Dated: I5th January, 2009.
The meeting of the National Executive of the Confederation was held at New Delhi today to
review the preparation for an indefinite strike action scheduled to commence
from 20th January, 2009. The meeting heard the Secretaries of the affiliated
Associations/Federations and Unions as also the secretaries of the Co-ordination
Committees. The Comrades who were deputed to attend the State level
Conventions also made their observations at the meeting. Most of the Speakers expressed
the need for further time to reach out the membership in far flung areas.
The meeting came to the conclusion that more intensive mobilization and campaign
programmes are needed to successfully carry out the strike action with full participation of the membership.
It was therefore decided not to commence the strike action from 20th January, 2009 but defer the same to a future date and carry out an intensified campaign amongst the mass of the employees. All affiliates will advise their State leadership to visit all branches and hold meetings to explain the Charter of Demands, educate and mobilise their employees for the eventual strike action.
Campaign material circulated by the Confederation (CHQ)
(available at its website: confederationhq.blogspot.com)
will be translated into vernacular and circulate amongst the members. The said campaign should be concluded by 15.02.2009. The National Executive will meet again in February to take further decision in the matter.
The representatives of the Confederation were to meet the Hon'ble Prime Minister today in a delegation with Com.Basudeb Acharya, MP to seek his intervention in bringing about a settlement of the Charter of Demands . This meeting could not take place due to the preoccupation of the Hon'ble Prime Minister. The meeting is likely to take place on 22nd January, 2009.
The copy of the letter addressed to the Cabinet Secretary to convey the decision of the National Executive is enclosed.
With greetings
Yours fraternally,
K.K.N.Kutty.
Secretary General CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
Manishinath Bhawan A-2/95 Rajouri Garden
New Delhi. 110 027.
Website: confederationhq.blogspot.com.
E mail. Confederation06@yahoo.co.in
Phone: 011 2510 5324
Mobile: 98110 48303
No.D-11/09
Dated: I5th January, 2009.
To
The Cabinet Secretary,
Govt. of India,
Prime Minister's Office,
New Delhi.
Dear Sir,
Sub: Notice for indefinite strike dated 20-01-2009
We solicit your kind reference to our notice of even No. dated 02-01-2009 intimating you of our decision to go on indefinite strike with effect from 20-01-2009 onwards. The National Executive of the Confederation, which met today have directed me to inform you that the proposed strike action, which is to commence from 20th Jan, 2009 has been deferred for the time being until the next meeting of the National Executive, which is scheduled to be held in February, 2009.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,
K.K.N.Kutty
Secretary General

Central Government Employees to travel by Air and conversion of one block of Home Town LTC to LTC for travel to NE States

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Central Government Employees to travel by Air and conversion of one block of Home Town LTC to LTC for travel to NE States


Central Government Employees to travel by Air
At the initiative taken by the Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region and the follow up on the recommendation of the National Conclave to promote tourism in NER held on 16th January 2008 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi,the central government has relaxed LTC rules to allow non-entitled central government employees to travel by Air and conversion of one block of Home Town LTC to LTC for travel to NE States

More Detail:-
DOPT's MO No 31011/4/2007 - Esst (A) Dated 02.05.2008

On Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER : Relaxation of LTC Rules for Travel to North Eastern Region
  1. Arunachal Pradesh,
  2. Assam, Manipur,
  3. Meghalaya,
  4. Mizoram,
  5. Nagaland,
  6. Sikkim,
  7. Tripura
total of eight states as special region announced by the Central Govt.for Cental Government Employees to avail Leave Travel Concession. There is chance to go "Any place in India" LTC in this year, who are all not availing(Hometown) for the block year of 2008-2009.

O.M. says that "All Cental Governmentwill be allowed conversion of one block of Home Town into LTC for destinations in NER and  these orders shall be in operation for a period of two years from the date of issue of this O.M,

Class of Accommodation :-
Journey by Air / Train / Road (From 01-09-2008)

Grade Pay Air Train Road
Rs.10,000 and above and those in HAG+and above Business / Club Class AC I Class AC Taxi / Ordinary Taxi / Autorickshaw / Own Scooter / Motorcycle / Moped / Any Public Bus / including AC Bus
Rs.7,600, Rs.8,700 and Rs.8,900 Economy Class AC I Class Same as (I) above, except AC Taxi
Rs.5,400 and Rs.6,600 -do- AC 2 Tier Class -do-
Rs.4,200, Rs.4,600 and 4,800 -do- -do- -do-
Rs.2,400 and above but less than Rs.4,200 -do- First Class / AC 3-Tier / AC Chair Car Autorickshaw / Own Scooter / Motorcycle / Moped / Any Public Bus except AC Bus
Below Rs.2,400 -do- -do- Autorickshaw / Own Scooter / Motorcycle / Moped / Ordinary Public Bus


Journeys by Sea or by River Steamer :-
Grade Pay Entitlements
Rs.5,400 and above and those in HAG+and above Highest Class
Rs.4,200 4,600 and Rs.4,800 If there be two classes only on steamer, the lower class
Rs.2,400 and Rs.2,800 If there be two classes only on steamer, the lower class If there be three classes, the middle or second class If there be four classes, the third class
Below Rs.2,400 The lowest class



Map of the North East Region:-
http://india.gov.in/maps/ne.php

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implentationof the 6th CPC recommendations.

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The Government has released orders for constituting National Anomaly Committee and Departmental Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of 6th CPC recommendations.

No.11/2/2008-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
JCA Section

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OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Dated the 12th January, 2009 



Subject:- Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations. 


Definition of Anomaly 
Anomaly will include the following cases:
(a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the 6th CPC itself without the Commission assigning any reason: and 

(b) Where the maximum of the revised scale is less than the amount at which one is entitled to be fixed except in those cases where the same is as a result of modified fixation formula adopted by the Government and 

(c) Where the amount of revised allowance is less than the existing rate. 

(2) Composition: There will be 2 levels of Anomaly Committees, National and Departmental, consisting of representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side of the National Council and the Departmental Council respectively. 

(3) The Departmental Anomaly Committee may be chaired by the Additional Secretary (Admn.) or the Joint Secretary (Admn.), if there is no post of Additional Secretary (Admn.). Financial Adviser of the Ministry/ Department shall be one of the Members of the Departmental Anomaly Committee. 

(4) The National Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies common to two or more Departments and in respect of common categories of employees. The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the Department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another Ministry/Department in the opinion of the Financial Adviser. The items already taken up by the Fast Track Committee will not be considered by the Anomaly Committee. 

(5) The Anomaly Committee shall receive anomalies through Secretary, Staff Side of respective Council upto six months from the date of its constitution an it will finally dispose of all the anomalies within a period of one year from the date of its constitution. Any recommendations of the Anomaly Committee to resolve the anomaly shall to the approval of the Government. 

(6) Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of "anomaly" and those where there is a disagreement the staff side and the official side on the anomaly will be referred to and "Arbitrator" to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides. However, this arbitration will not be a part of the JCM scheme. 

(7) The Arbitrator so appointed shall consider the disputed cases arising in the Anomaly Committees at the National as well as Departmental level. 

(8) Orders regarding appointment of the Arbitrator and constitution of Anomaly Committee at National Level will be issued separately. 

(9) All Ministries/Departments are accordingly requested to take urgent action to set up the Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations as stipulated above.

Sd/- 
(Dinesh Kapila) 
Deputy Secretary (JCA)


Source document from www.persmin.nic.in

Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission

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G.I., M.F., O.M. F.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008
Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
                  The undersigned in directed to say that in pursuance of the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements, sanction of the President is conveyed to the modifications in the Travelling Allowance Rules as set out in the Annexure to this Office Memorandum in so far as they apply to civilian employees of the Central Government. Separate orders will be issued by the Ministries of Defence and Railways in respect of their personnel.
2. The ‘Grade Pay’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service(Revised Pay) Rules 2008.
3. The term ‘Pay’ for the purpose of these orders refer to basic pay as defined in Rule3(8) of Central Civil Service(Revised Pay)Rules 2008 and includes the revised non-practicing allowance, if any, admissible in addition.
4. In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised scales of pay, the corresponding Grade Pay of the pay sclaes of the post occupied on 1/1/2006 would determine the TA/DA entitlements under these orders. However, for determining the Composite Transfer Grant for such employees, the term pay shall also include, in addition to the basic pay in the pre-revised Scales, stagnation increments, Dearness Pay and NPA as per orders in force on 1/1/2006.
5. These orders shall take effect from 1st September,2008. However, if the Travelling Allowance entitlements in terms of the revised entitlements now prescribed result in a lowering of the existing entitlements in the case of any individual, groups or classes of employees, the entitlements, particularly in respect of ‘node of travel, class of accommodation, etc,. shall not be lowered. They will instead continue to be governed by the earlier orders on the subject till such time as they become eligible, in the normal course, for the higher entitlements.
6. The claims submitted in respect of journey made on or after 1st September,2008, may be regulated in accordance with these orders.
7. It may be noted that no additional funds will be provided on account of revision in TA/DA entitlements. It may therefore be ensured that permission to official travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirements.
8. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
ANNEXURE
Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008.
In supersession of S.R.17 and G.O.I , M.F. No.10/2/98-IC& 19030/2/97-E.IV dated 17/4/1998, the following provisions will be applicable with effect from 1.9.2008.
2. Entitlements for Journeys on Tour
A. Travel Entitlements within the Country
Grade Pay
Travel Entitlements

Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.10,000/- and above and those in pay scale of HAG + and above
Business / Club Class by air / AC First class by train

Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.7,600 and Rs.8,900
Economy Class by air / AC First class by train

Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.5,400 and Rs.6,600
Economy Class by air / AC II Tier class by train

Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.4,200, Rs.4,600 and Rs.4,800
AC II Tier class by train

Officers drawing grade pay below Rs.4,200
First class / AC IIi Tier / AC Chair car by train

The revised Travel entitlements are subject to following: -
(i) In case of places not connected by rail, travel by AC bus for all those entitled to travel by AC II Tier and above by train and by Deluxe/ordinary bus for others is allowed.
(ii) (ii) In case of road travel between places connected by rail, travel by any means of public transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the train fare by the entitled class.
(iii) (iii) Henceforth, all mileage points earned by Government employees on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilized by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by an officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel, which is funded by the Government, should accrue to the Government.
(iv) (iv) All Government servants are allowed to travel below their entitled class of travel.

B. International Travel Entitlement:
(i) Cabinet Secretary/Secretary to G.O.I. and Equivalent First Class.
(ii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 10,000 and above and those in pay scale of HAG+ Business/Club Class.
(iii) Others Economy Class.

C. Entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer (SR. 40):
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Grade Pay
(1)
Entitlement
(2)
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400/- and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above
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Highest Class.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200, Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800 If there be two classes only on the steamer, the lower class.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 2400 and Rs. 2800 If there be two classes only on the steamer, the lower class.
If there be three classes, the middle or the second class.
If there be four classes, the third class.
Officers drawing grade pay less than Rs. 2400 The lowest class.
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(ii) Accommodation entitlements for travel between the mainland and the A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island by ships operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited will be as follows:
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Grade Pay
(1)
Entitlement
(2)
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400 and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above
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Deluxe Class.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 4200, Rs.4600 and Rs 4800 First/’A’ Cabin class.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 2400 and Rs. 2800 Second/’B’ Cabin Class.
Officers drawing grade pay less than Rs. 2400 Bunk Class.
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D. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road:
In supersession of S.R.46 and the Government of India’s order thereunder, the grade pay ranges for travel by public/bus/auto/rickshaw/scooter/motor cycle, full taxi/taxi/own car is revised as indicated below:
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Grade Pay
(1)
Entitlement
(2)
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(i) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 10,000 and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above.
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Actual fare by any type of public bus including air-conditioned bus;
OR
At prescribed rates of AC Taxi when the journey is actually performed by AC Taxi;
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped etc.
(ii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400, Rs. 6600, Rs. 7600, Rs. 8700 and Rs. 8900 Same as at (i) above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible
(iii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200, Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800 Same as at (ii) above.
(iv) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 2400 and above but less than Rs. 4200. Actual fare by any type of public bus other than air-conditioned bus;
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw/own scooter/motorcycle/moped etc.
(v) Officers drawing grade pay below Rs. 2400. Actual tare by ordinary public bus only;
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw/own scooter/motorcycle/ moped etc.
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(b) Mileage allowance for road journeys shall be regulated at the following rates in places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Director of Transport of the concerned State or of the neighbouring States:
(i) For journeys performed in own car/taxi: Rs. 16 per km.
(ii) For journeys performed by auto rickshaw own scooter, etc.: Rs. 8 per km.
(c) The rate of Mileage Allowance for journeys on bicycle on tour and transfer, is revised from 60 paise to Rs 1.20 per kilometer.

3. Daily Allowance on Tour:
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Daily Allowance
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 10,000/- and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above
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Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation/guest house of upto Rs. 5000 per day, reimbursement of AC taxi charges of upto 50 kms for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 500 per day.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 7600 to Rs. 8900 Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation of upto Rs. 3000 per day; reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of upto 50 kms per diem for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 300 per day.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400 to Rs. 6600 Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation of upto Rs. 1500 per day, reimbursement of taxi charges of upto Rs. 150 per diem for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 200 per day.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200 to 4800 Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation of upto Rs. 500 per day; reimbursement of travel charges of upto Rs. 100 per diem for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 150 per day.
Officers drawing grade pay of below Rs. 4200 Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation of upto Rs. 300 per day, reimbursement of travel charges of upto Rs. 50 per diem for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 100 per day.
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In case of stay/journey on Government ships, boats etc. or journey to remote places on foot/mules etc., for scientific/data collection purposes in organization like FSI, Survey of India, GSI etc., daily allowance will be paid at rate equivalent to that provided tor reimbursement of food bill. However, in this case the amount will be sanctioned irrespective of the actual expenditure incurred on this account with the approval of the Head of Department/controlling officer. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs. 5 per kilometer travelled on foot shall be payable additionally.

4. TA on Transfer:
A. Accommodation and Mileage Allowance Entitlements:
(i) Accommodation and Mileage Allowance entitlements as prescribed at para 2 above, except for International Travel, for journey on tour by different modes will also be applicable in case of journeys on transfer. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R. 114 will, however, continue to be applicable.
(ii) The provisions relating to small family norms as contained in para 4(A) of Annexure to M/o Finance O.M. F. No. 10/2/98-IC & F. No. 19030/2/97-EIV dt. 17th April 1998, shall continue to be applicable.
B. Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance:
(i) The Composite Transfer Grant shall be equal to one month’s pay as defined in para 3 of this O.M. in case of transfer involving a change of station located at a distance of or more than 20 km from each other.
(ii) In cases of transfer to stations which are at a distance of less than 20 kms from the old station and of transfer within the same city, one third of the composite transfer grant will be admissible, provided a change of residence is actually involved.
(iii) At present, only one transfer grant is permitted if the transfer of husband and wife takes place within 6 months of each other from the same place to the same place. With effect from the date of implementation of these orders, in cases where the transfer take place within six months, but after 60 days of the transfer of the spouse, fifty percent of the transfer grant on transfer shall be allowed to the spouse transferred later. No transfer grant shall be admissible to the spouse transferred later in case both the transfers are ordered within 60 days. The existing provisions shall continue to be applicable in case of transfers after a period or six months or more. Other rules precluding transfer grant in case of transfer at own request or transfer other than in public interest, shall continue to apply unchanged in their case.

C. Transportation of Personal Effects:
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Grade pay
(1)
By Train/steamer
(2)
Rate per km – for transport by road 
(Rs. per km)
(3)
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 7600 and above and those in pay scale HAG+ and above
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6000 kgs. by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 double container
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18.00
(Rs. 0.30 per kg. per km.)
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200, Rs. 4600, Rs. 4800, Rs. 5400 and Rs. 6600 6000 kgs. by goods Train/4 wheeler wagon/1 single container 18.00
(Rs. 0.30 per kg. per km.)
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 2800 3000 kgs. 9.00
(Rs.0.31 per kg. per km.)
Officers drawing grade pay below Rs. 2800 1500 kgs. 4.60
(Rs.0.31 per kg. per km.)
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The rates for transporting the entitled weight by Steamer will be equal to the prevailing rates prescribed by such transport in ships operated by Shipping Corporation of India.

D. Transportation of Conveyance:
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Grade Pay
(1)
Scale
(2)
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200 and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above
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One motor car etc or one motor cycle/scooter, or one horse
Officers drawing grade pay less than Rs. 4200 One motorcycle/scooter/Moped or one bicycle.
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5. T.A. Entitlement of Retiring employees:
A. Transportation of Conveyance:
In partial modification of S.R. 147 the expenditure on transportation of conveyance by government servants on their retirement shall be reimbursed without insisting on the requirement that the possession of the conveyance by them while in service at their last place of duty should have been in public interest.
B. Lumpsum Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance:
(i) The composite transfer grant equal to a month’s pay last drawn as defined in para 3 of this O.M. may be granted in the case of those employees who, on retirement, settle down at places other than the last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 kms. The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand, etc. at the old and new station, presently admissible are subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.
(ii) As in the case of serving employees, government servants who, on retirement, settle at the last station of duty itself or within a distance of less than 20 kms may be paid one third of the composite transfer grant subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.

6. The TA/DA rates mentioned in para 2 D(b) and (c) (mileage for road journey by/taxi/own car/auto rickshaw/ own scooter/bicycle etc.), para (3) (all components of dally allowance on tour including rate of DA for journey on foot) and para 4(c) (rates of transportation of personal effects) of this Annexure, shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
Source document from www.finmin.nic.in
http://india.gov.in/govt/studies/ta.pdf

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION) RULES

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LTC Rules for Central Government Employees...

LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION - RULES

Types of leave travel concession:-

1. Home Town:-
The leave travel concession to hometown shall be admissible irrespective of the distance between the headquarters of the Government servant and his hometown, once in a block of two calendar years, such as 2006-2007, 2008-2009 and so on.

("Hometown" means the town, village or any other place declared as such by the Government servant and accepted by the controlling officer)


2. Any Place in India:-
The leave travel concession to any place in India shall be admissible irrespective of the distance of the place of visit from the headquarters of the Government servant, once in a block of four calendar years, such as 2006-2007, 2008-2009 and so on:

(The expression "any place in India" will cover any place within the territory of India whether it is on the mainland, or overseas. If there are any local restrictions on visits to places in border areas, it is the responsibility of the Govt. servant undertaking the visit to fulfil the conditions for visit to the places which are subject to local restrictions.)

Govt. of India’s Decision-Leave Travel Concession
Fresh recruits to Central Government may be are allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion.

This facility shall be available to the Government officers only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time. The blocks of 4 years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government even though the employee changes the job within Government subsequently. The existing blocks will remain the same but the entitlements of the new recruit will be different in the first eight years of service. All other provisions concerning frequency of travel under LTC are retained.

Travel entitlements:-
For the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

Air Journey by Private Airlines
will however, continue to be admissible as per Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 19024/1/E-IV/2005 dated the 24th March, 2006

(1)LTC to a newly married husband of a female Government servant:-
When a female Govt. servant proceeds to her hometown, availing of Leave Travel Concession and gets married in the hometown, LTC may be allowed also to be husband of the female Govt. servant, for the journey performed by him from the hometown to the headquarters of the female Govt. servant.[OM No. 48/2/65-Ests.(A), dated 2.4.1965]

(2)Change of Hometown:-
The hometown once declared and accepted by the controlling officer shall be treated as final. In exceptional circumstances, the Head of the Department or if the Government servant himself is the Head of the Department, the Administrative Ministry, may authorise a change in such declaration provided that such a change shall not be made more than once during the service of a Government servant.

(3)Carry over of leave travel concession:-
A Government servant who is unable to avail of the leave travel concession within a particular block of two years or four years may avail of the same within the first year of the next block of two years or four years. If a Government servant is entitled to leave travel concession to home town, he can carry forward the leave travel concession to any place in India for a block of four years only if he has carried forward the leave travel concession to home town in respect of the second block of two years within the block of four years.

(4)Advance may be granted up to 90% of the estimated Fare:-
The President has been pleased to decide that employees of the Lakshadweep and A&N Administrations may be sanctioned an advance of 90% of the estimated ship fare fromIsland to Mainland and back for availing Annual Free Sea Passage. It has also been decided to increase the amount of advance for availing LTC from 80% to 90% of estimated fare in respect of the Central Govt. employees.

(5) Encashment of earned leave along with LTC Leave Travel Concession:-
(a) Government officers are allowed to encash ten days earned leave at the time of availing of LTC to the extent of sixty days during the entire career.

(b) The leave encashed at the time of LTC will not be deducted from the maximum amount of earned leave encashable at the time of retirement.

(c) It is further clarified that where both husband and wife are Government servants, the present entitlement for availing LTC shall remain unchanged, and encashment of leave equal to 10 days at the time of availing of LTC will continue to be available to both, subject to a maximum of sixty days each during the career.

(d) At least equal number of days of earned leave should be availed along with encashment

(e) The balance at credit should more than 30 days after deducting the total of leave availed plus leave for which encahment was availed.

Leave Travelling Concession (L T C) - Rules at a glance

The highlights for LTC Leave Travel Concession are:
1.Leave Travelling Concession is admissible to all Government Servants between Headquarters and their Hometowns.

2.Who have completed one year of service on the date of journey, they only eligible to take Leave TravellingConcession.(From 1.9.2008 onwards fresh rcruits along with their families are allowed to visit their home towns on three occasiions and to "Any place in India" on fourth occasion during a block of four years in the initial period of 8 years after joining the government for the first time.)

3.In the case of journey to home town, admisible once in a block of two years. The blocks are 1956 - 57, 1958 - 59 and so on: presently the blocks are 2006 - 07 and 2008 - 09.

4.In the case of journey to "Any place in Indai", admissible once in a block of four years. This will be in lieu of one journey to home town. The current block ia 2006 - 09.

5. Not admissible during holidays alone.(Admissible during regular/casual/special casual leave, study leave, maternity leave and duringpaternity leave.)

6.Also admissible during leave preparatory to retirements, provided the return journey is completed before the expiry of the leave.

7. Leave Travelling Concession is admissible to all journeys by Train/Road/Steamer.

8. In the case of an employee under suspension, admissible only to the family of the government servant.

9. Concession is admissible for self and family.

10. Leave Travelling Concession not availed during a block year, that may be availed within the grace time (i.e., before end of the next year.)

11. Family members may travel independently in any number of batches. The return of each group must be completed within six months from the commencement of that group's outward journey. This condition may be relaxed by the Head of the Department in special cases.

12. The government servant and or members of the familymay travel under the concession to travel to "any where in India"either to the same place or different places of their choice.

13. The government servant can visit his home town also under the concession to travel to "any where in India".

14. Some members of the family can avail home town concession and others can avail "any where in India" concession in the same block year.

15. Reimbursement allowed by the entitled class or actually travelled class, whichever is less.

16. Before commencement of Leave Travelling Concession would be intimated within 45 days, only eligible to get 90% anticipated reimbursement may be granted as advance.

F.No. 31011/4/2008- Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grieances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2008
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Sixth Central Pay Commission - Recommendations relating to LTC - Acceptance of

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, it has been decided to make necessary additions/changes in the CCS(LTC)Rules, 1988 as indicated below-

Rule 4(d) Definition of Family:

The parents and /or step parents (stepmother and stepfather) who are wholly dependent on the Government employees shall be included in the definition of family for the purpose of LTC, irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government employee or not.

The definition of dependency will be linked to the minimum family pension prescribed in Central Government and dearness relief thereon. The extant conditions in respect of other relations included in the family including married / divorced / abandoned / Seprated / Widowed daughters shall continue without any change

Rule 8 Types of LTC

Fresh recruits to Central Government may be are allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This facility shall be available to the Government officers only for the first blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time. The blocks of 4 years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government even though the employee changes the job within Government subsequently. The existing blocks will remain the same but the entitlements of the new recruit will be different in the first eight years of service. All other provisions concerning frequency of travel under LTC are retained.


Rule 12 Entitlement

Travel entitlements, for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body. Air Journey by Private Airlines will however, continue to be admissible as per Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 19024/I/E-IV/2005 dated the 24th March. 2006 and in terms of the ordersof DOPT in this regard.

Encashment of Earned Leave aIongwith LTC

Government officers are allowed to encash ten days earned leave at the time of availng of LTC to the extent of sixty days during the entire career. The leave encashed at the time of LTC will not be deducted from the maximum amount of earned leave encashable at the time of retirement. It is further clarified that where both husband and wife are Government servants, the present entitlement for availing LTC shall remain unchanged, and encashment of leave equal to 10 days at the time of availing of LTC will continue to be available to both, subject to a maximum of sixty days each during the career.

2. These changes are effective from 1st September, 2008.

3. The LTC claim pertaining to the period prior to 31st August, 2008 shall be regulated
as per rules applicable on the date of journey and LTC cIaim already settled will not be re
opened.

4. In so far as persons working in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are being issued in consultation with C & A.G. of India.

5. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(P. Prabhakaran)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


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