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Women in Government Jobs

Women in Government Jobs

As per the census of Central Government employees conducted by the Directorate General of Employment & Training, Ministry of Labour and Employment in 2004, 9.68 per cent of Central Government employees were women. The percentage of women employees in Central Government at present, group-wise is not available.

No forecast of the number of women employees at the end of eleventh five-year plan is available. However, their number is expected to increase as a result of women friendly policies of the Government.

This information was given by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Shri Prithviraj Chavan in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source:PIB

Condition of families of martyrs

Number of soldiers from various states killed on duty (Battle Casualties) during the last three years are as under:

YearOfficersJCOsORTotal2006171719322720071627175218200816151461772009(Till 20th July 09)536068Total5462574690

State-wise data is not being maintained.

The next of kin of Armed Forces personnel who die during the under mentioned circumstances are paid following rates of ex-gratia from Central Government:-

I.Death occurring due to accidents in course of duties- Rs.10 lakhs;

II.Death in the course of duties attributable to acts of violence by terrorists etc- Rs.10 lakhs;

III.Death occurring during the enemy action in war or border skirmishes or in action against militants, terrorists etc.- Rs.15 lakhs;

IV.Death occurring during enemy action in international war or war-like engagements specially notified- Rs.20 lakhs.

The ex-gratia amount payables by concerned State Governments vary from State to State.

No claim is outstanding with the Army Headquarters.

This information w…

SC panel seeks three-fold pay hike for trial court judges

In what could be the biggest ever salary hike for lowly-paid trial court judges, the Supreme Court-appointed National Judicial Pay Commission (NJPC) has proposed more than three-fold jump in their pay that translates to a monthly increase of Rs 20,000 at the entry level. Less than three months after being appointed head of the second NJPC, Justice E.Padmanabhan, a former judge of the Madras HC, submitted his report to the SC proposing an average 3.07-fold hike in the existing salaries that was recommended by the first NJPC in 1999.

The recommendations of the first NJPC headed by Justice Jagannatha Shetty had entitled civil judge (junior division) starting salary of Rs 11,775, civil judge (senior division) Rs 15,200, district judge (entry level) Rs 20,800 and district judge (super time scale) Rs 23,850. With the increase proposed by the second NJPC, the starting salary of a civil judge (junior division) is expected to be around Rs 35,000, a hike of nearly Rs 24,000. As per Justice Pa…

Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen

There is no proposal to extend minimum pensionary benefits to the ex-servicemen who render less than 15 years of service.

The data with regard to number of ex-servicemen State-wise is given below:

Sl.No.StatesEX- SERVICEMEN--ArmyAir ForceNavyTOTAL 1.Andhra Pradesh58703105224479737042.Arunachal Pradesh 284002843.Assam302192184872332754.Bihar6497230751458695055.Chattisgarh420927215646376.Goa 111820464619687.Gujarat166153818607210408.Haryana 2150751043287812342889.Himachal Pradesh 959051989316310105710.Jammu Kashmir652546014586631311.Jharkhand 1706410848431899112.Karnataka 53834916720946509513.Kerala123380201851104815461314.Madhya Pradesh35630154810573823515.Maharashtra132381112391336215698216.Manipur62257433633217.Meghalaya20727854220418.Mizoram46422020468219.Nagaland2560817258520.Orissa23629443520853014921.Punjab2662389837510328117822.Rajasthan1366646453355414667123.Sikkim109418110324.Tamil Nadu10542910886324811956325.Tripura210710151225926.Uttarakhand 222314191431053325199027.Utta…

Implementation of Govement’s decision on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Grant of fixed medical allowance @ Rs. 100/- p.m. to the Central Government pensioners residing in area not covered under CGHS.

F.No.45/57/97-P&PW(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
New Delhi-110003
Dated the 19th December, 1997
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Implementation of Govement’s decision on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Grant of fixed medical allowance @ Rs. 100/- p.m. to the Central Government pensioners residing in area not covered under CGHS.The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government's decision on the recommendations of Fifth Central Pay Commission, announced in this Department’s resolution No.54/86/97-P&PW(A) dated 30.9.1997, sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the grant of fixed medical allowance @ Rs.100/- p.m. to Central Government pensioners / family pensioners residing in areas not covered by Central Government Health Scheme administered by the Ministry of Health & family Welfare and corresponding Health Schemes administ…

Recognition of Heritage Hospital, Lanka, Varanasi & Athare Patil Memorial Hospitals & Research Centre

No.S.14021/46/2002-MS GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
dated the 30th June, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:Recognition of Heritage Hospital,Lanka,Varanasi(Uttar Pradesh)for treatment of Central Government employees under CS(MA) Rules,1944.

The undersigned is directed to say that a number of representations from various hospitals, Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committees were received in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare for recognition of Private Hospitals at Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) for treatment of Central Government Employees and their family members under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.
2. In view of the hardships faced by CS(MA) beneficiaries for their own treatment and the treatment of their family members at Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh), the matter has been examined in the Ministry and it has been decided to empanel the Heritage Hospital, Lanka, Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) under Central Services (Medical Attend…

Journey by air while availing Leave Travel Concession - clarification regarding.

No.3I011/2/2006-Estt.(A) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare) New Delhi, dated the 27th July, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:Regulation of Journey by air while availing Leave Travel Concession - clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Finance,Department of Expenditure O.M.No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13/7/2009 modifying the O.M. No. 7(2)/E.Coord/2005 dated 23rd November, 2005 and superseding of O.M.No. 19024/1/E.IV/2005 dated 24/3/2006. It has been decided by the Department of Expenditure that in all cases of air travel both domestic and international where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials concerned may travel only by air India. The matter whether these orders will apply in cases of LTC has been considered in consultation with Ministry of Finance, Department of expenditure and it is confirmed that these orders/con…

Delinking seniority from confirmation - Dopt order

Government of India / Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions / (Department of Personnel & Training) O.M., No.20011/5/90-Estt(D), dated 4th November, 1992Subject: Delinking seniority from confirmation.The seniority of Government servants is determined in accordance with the general principles of seniority contained in MHA OM No. 9/11/55-RPS dated 22.12.59 (copy enclosed). One of the basic principles enunciated in the said OM is that seniority follows confirmation and consequently permanent officers in each grade shall rank senior to those who are officiating in that grade.
2. This principle has been coming under judicial scrutiny in a number of cases in the past; the last important Judgement being the one delivered by the Supreme Court on 2.5.90(JT—1990( 2) SC—26 4) in the case of Class II Direct Recruits Engineering Officers Association vs. State of Maharashtra. In para 47(A) of the said judgement the Supreme Court has  held that once an incumbent is appointed to a post accordi…

Announcement of 60% arrears of 6th Pay Commission expected shortly

Second Instalment of Sixth Pay Commission Arrears...



Announcement of 60% arrears of 6th Pay Commission expected shortly...



The announcement regarding the second instalment (60% arrears) of sixth Pay Commission for Central Government employees is expected on the Independence Day (15th August 2009) Speech by our Honorable Prime Minister Mr. Manmohan Singh.

As per our source of information. (The news is yet to be confirmed)

Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of working women in the workplace.

No.11013/3/2009-Estt. (A) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare) Lok Nayak Bhawan,New Delhi-110003
dated the 21st July, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - Guidelines regarding prevention of sexual harassment of working women in the workplace.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel and Training's O.M. No. 11013/10/97-Estt. (A) dated 13.02:1998 and 13.07.1999, O.M. No. 11013/11/2001-Estt. (A) dated 12.12.2002 and 04.08.2005 and O.M. No. 11013/312009-Estt. (A) dated 02.02.2009 on the abovementioned subject and to say that it is necessary to have in place at all times an effective Complaint Mechanism for dealing with cases of sexual harassment of working women and to create awareness in this regard, particularly amongst working women. The Salient features of the Complaint Mechanism and inquiry procedure are as follows”> (i) Rule 3 C o…

Enhancement of Child Adoption Leave from 135 days to 180 days and extension of the facility of Paternity Leave to adoptive fathers

No. 13018/1/2009-Estt.(L) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare) Lok Nayak Bhawan,New Delhi-110003
dated the 22nd July, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Enhancement of Child Adoption Leave from 135 days to 180 days and extension of the facility of Paternity Leave to adoptive fathers.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No.13018/4/2004-Estt.(L) dated 31st March, 2006 regarding grant of Child Adoption Leave for 135 days to female Government servant on adoption of a child upto the age of one year, on the lines of maternity leave admissible to natural mothers. After implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations, the period of maternity leave was enhanced from 135 days to 180 days. Subsequently, this Department has received representations requesting for enhancement of the period of Child Adoption Leave from 135 days to 180 days in line wi…

LIFE COVER OF Rs 1 CRORE FOR JUST Rs.15000

There is a quiet rate war raging among insurers that has brought down the cost of Rs 1 crore cover to Rs 15,000 from over Rs 50,000 per annum a decade ago. A big chunk of the reduction has happened in recent months. Without much publicity life insurance companies have drastically reduced premium rates on high-value term insurance policies of Rs 1cr and above.

As against a premium of over Rs 50,000 for a Rs 1 cr cover for a 30-year old woman charged by Life Insurance Corporation a decade ago, private life insurer Birla Sun Life are offering a similar cover for an annual premium of around Rs 15,000.

Other private life insurers, such as ICICI Prudential life and HDFC Standard Life, have also reduced their term insurance rates. The term rates for LIC policies, too, have come down drastically as compared to 10 years ago.

Today, one can avail of a LIC term policy with a sum assured of Rs 1cr for an annual premium of nearly Rs 25,700-32 ,000. But unlike LIC whose rates are available to …

Encashment of Leave on Half Average Pay (LHAP) - Railway Order

PC VI No.126
RBE No 130 / 2009 BHARAT SARKAR / GOVERNMENT OF INDIA RAIL MANTRALAYA / MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) New Delhi, dated 15.07.2009 No.F(E)III/2008/LE-1/2

The General Manager / FA&CAOs,
All Indian Railways and Production Units etc.
(As per standing Mailing list)

       Subject: Encashment of Leave on Half Average Pay (LHAP) on permanent absorption in Public Sector Undertakings (PSU) / Autonomous Bodies – Regarding.

In terms of the instructions contained in this office letter of even number dated 8.10.2008, both Leave on Average Pay and LHAP are to be considered for encashment at the time of retirement, subject to the overall limit of 300 days

2. The matter regarding applicability or otherwise of the instructions dated 8.10.2008 referred to above in cases of permanent absorption of railway employees in PSUs / Autonomous Bodies, has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training, the nodal Department of the Government i…

Centre announces special allowances for paramilitary personnel fighting Naxals

Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram has announced special allowances for paramilitary forces fighting the Maoist insurgency on par with the Army.

Speaking in the Rajya Sabha during Question Hour on Wednesday, Chidambaram said the Home Ministry has sanctioned the risk-based allowances to the central forces and the matter is pending before the Finance Ministry.

He informed members that the special allowances for the paramilitary personnel have been worked out on the basis of the hardship and risk involved and also the stress factor in anti - Naxal operations.

The new allowance is higher and totally different from the allowance given to personnel deployed for operations in Jammu and Kashmir and North Eastern region.he personnel till the rank of Commandant of the Commando Battalion for Resolute Action (CoBRA), an elite force of the central forces in Naxal-hit areas, would be covered by the risk allowances.

Chidambaram informed the House that the government is considering bringing the sim…

Maha health directorate officials go on strike

Around 8000 doctors and senior officials of the Maharashtra Health services went on an indefinite agitation from today demanding implementation of 6th Pay Commission at par with Centre.

The doctors are also demanding non-practising allowances, filling up of as many as 2028 vacancies for health officers at various levels and promotion of the Dynamic Assured Progress Carrier Scheme (DAPCS).

The 'non-cooperation' strike will affect services in 2300 institutions including 1817 primary health care centres, 443 rural and cottage hospitals in Maharashtra. If the strike extends beyond July 22, it would also hamper the swine flu surveillance programme.

Doctors including senior health officers, deputy directors of the Health directorate all over the state are on mass leave and have stopped all non-emergency services including admission of patients, General Secretary of Federation of Health officers, Maharashtra Dr Ashok Kamble told reporters here.

"Although we have decide…

Rotation Transfer Policy of CSSS officers

No.13/1/2009-CS.II GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare) Lok Nayak Bhawan,New Delhi-110003
dated the 21th July, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Rotational Transfer Policy (RTP) applicable to officers of the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service – Modifications thereof

In supersession of the existing Rotation Transfer Policy of CSSS officers laid down in OM No. 13/2/2001-CS.II dated 10.12.2002 & 08.08.2003 and OM No. 13/2/2006-CS.II dated 23.5.2006, the following shall be the revised rotational transfer policy.

     (1) The combined tenure of CSSS officers in a particular Ministry/Department shall be 5 years in the case of Principal Staff Officers, Sr. Principal Private Secretary and Pricipal Private Secretary.

     (2) The combined tenure of CSSS officers in a particular Ministry/Department shall be 7 years in the case of Private Secretary, Personnel Assistant and Stenogra…

Fake currency notes in ATMs

Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has reported that few instances of counterfeit currency being dispensed through ATMs has come to their notice.

To protect customers and depositors interest, various steps have been taken by Government/ RBI, which include, issue of directions/guidelines to banks as follows.

(i) To disburse only sorted and genuine notes over their counters and through ATMs.

(ii) Note Sorting Machines to be installed at all the currency chest maintaining branches and 210 non chest branches to enable banks to detect counterfeit notes at the entry level.

(iii) To establish Forged Note Verification Cells at the Head Offices of the Banks to take effective steps to deal with counterfeiting.

(iv) To impound the counterfeit notes and lodge FIR with Police Authorities.

Further, the Reserve Bank of India has also been conducting training programs for employees/ officers of banks and other organizations handling large amount of cash. RBI has also been popularizing the secur…

Amendment for HAG+ Officers, Scale S-30

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Dept. of Exp.)
New Delhi, the 16th July, 2009

The Gazette of India: Extraordinary

G.S.R. 527 (E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the following amendment to Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 is hereby issued:

(In Rupees) Present ScaleRevised Pay StructureSl.No.Post/GradePresent ScaleName of Pay
Band/ScaleCorresponding
pay bands/ScalesCorresponding
Grade Pay12345632S-3022400-525-24500HAG67000-(annual increment@3%)-79000Nil

(i) Sl. No. 32, which relates to the pre-revised scale S-30 (Rs.22400-525-24500) in Section 1, Part A of the First Schedule shall be amended as under:-

(ii) The last row in the table PB-4 (Rs. 37400-67000) which relates to grade pay of Rs.12000 in Section II, Part A of the First Schedule shall be deleted.

‘One rank, one pension’ including officers - Defence Minister clarified in Lok Sabha

Defence Minister A K Antony today clarified in the Lok Sabha that "one rank, one pension" recommendation of the Cabinet Secretary-led panel had been accepted by the government for jawans as well as officers.

The government has accepted recommendations of the panel on "one rank, one pension" and other related matters concerning the armed forces, the Lok Sabha was informed today.

The decision is now nearer to the goal of “one rank, one pension” demand of nearly 1.5 million personnel, Antony said during question hour.

The total financial implications on account of benefits to the personnel would be Rs 2,144 crore, the minister said.

The committee has recommended inclusion of Classification Allowance for the Personnel Below Officer Rank (PBOR) from January 1, 2006, and removal of linkage of full pensions with 33 years from the same date, he said.

The committee also recommended revision of pension of Lt Generals after carrying out a separate pay scale for them, …

Overhauling of T-72 Ajeya Tanks - Heavy Vehicles Factory

Overhauling of T-72 Tanks

Sixty two T-72 Tanks are awaiting completion of overhaul at Heavy Vehicles Factory (HVF), Avadi. In the year 2009-10 it is proposed to overhaul a total number of 120 tanks at HVF, for which the remaining tanks would be sent by the Army. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri M.M. Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri T.K. Rangarajan in Rajya Sabha today. Source: PIB

Schedules for Revised Scales of Pay - Rs.5400, 4800, 4600

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS RAILWAY BOARD ***** RBE-131/2009 S.No.PC-VI / 127 dated 17.07.2009 No.PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 The General Manager, All Indian Railways and Production Units Sub: Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 – Schedules for Revised Scales of Pay.

Ref: Board’s letter of even number dated 22.09.2008.

S.No. 10.2 (ii) of Board’s letter of even number dated 22.09.2008 shall be modified as under:-


S.No.PostPresent Scale (Rs.)Revised Pay Band & Grade PayRemarks---Name of Pay BandCorresponding pay bands(Rs.)Grade Pay (Rs.)(br)1234567

2. 10.GENERAL
10.2 Teaching Staff (Railway School): i) see note below
ii) Trained Graduate Teacher** i) See note below

Selection Grade7500-12000PB-315600-391005400Senior Grade6500-10500PB-29300-348004800Basic Grade5500-9000PB-29300-348004600

**Note: i) These categories will retain existing classification as Group ‘C’.
ii) Residency period will remain unchanged.

This issues with the concurrence of t…

Review of CGHS (Central Government Health Scheme)

Central Government Health Scheme

Senior citizens and retired personnel who have worked in Central Government bodies are assured of their health care needs through the Central Government Health Scheme (89 KB) (PDF file that opens in a new window) or CGHS. This scheme for pensioners provides medical assistance to retired central government officials along with their dependents, freedom fighters and widows of government officials. The CGHS Scheme also covers Delhi police personnel, retired judges of the Supreme Court, Parliament secretaries and their families.

Moreover, along with Ex-Governors and Ex-Vice Presidents of India, accredited journalists are also eligible to be covered under the Central Government’s Health Scheme. The Central Government Health Scheme initially started functioning in Delhi. After a few years, it spread to cities such as Allahabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Jaipur and Patna.

The Central Government Health Scheme offers health s…

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners

F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners'Welfare) Lok Nayak Bhawan,New Delhi-110003
dated the 14th July, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub:Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission - Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners.

The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with para 4.2 of this Department's O.M.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1.9.2008 (as clarified vide OM dated 3.10.2008 and 14.10.2008), the revised pension of pre-2006 pensioners shall, in no case, be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. In the case of HAG+ and above scales, this will be fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale. Clarifications have been sought by Ministries/Departments as to whether Non…

Air Travel on official account – both domestic and international

F.No.19024/1/2009-E.IV GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) New Delhi,dated the 13th July, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Air Travel on official account – both domestic and international

In partial modification of this Ministry’s OM No. F. No. 7(2)/E.Coord/2005 dated 23rd November, 2005 and in supersession of this Ministry’s OM No. 19024/1/E.IV/2005 dated 24.3.2006, it has been decided that in all cases of air travel, both domestic and international, where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials concerned may travel only by Air India.

2. For travel to stations not connected by Air India, the officials may travel by Air India to the hub/point closest to their eventual destination, beyond which they may utilize the services of another airline which should also preferably be an alliance partner of Air India.

3. In all cases of deviation from these orders because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-ava…

Grant of Variable Increment to high performers in the Pay Band 3

No.1/1/2009-Estt.Pay I GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi,dated the 13th July, 2009
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
SUBJECT:     Grant of Variable Increment to high performers in the Pay Band 3- recommendation of the 6th Cpc

     The Sixth Central Pay Commission in Para 2.2.12 of its report, has recommended grant of higher rate of increment to not more than 20% of Group A officers in the Pay Band-3. As per the recommendations,for Group A officers in PB 3,annual increments in the band will vary depending upon the performance of the officer. The recommendations of the Pay Commission were considered and accepted with modification to the extent that Variable Increment may be granted @4% instead of 3.5% recommended by the Commission to not more than 20% High Performers in PB 3.

2.     All Ministries/Departments are requested to give their suggestions, before the guidelines for grant of Variable Incremen…

Payment of Dearness Relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners

F.No.38/88/2008-P&PW(G)GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions(Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan
Khan Market,New Delhi,
dated: 9th July, 2009OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Payment of Dearness Relief to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners.

The undersigned is directed to say that the grant of DR to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensionersis presently regulated in accordance with the instructions contained in this Department's OM No.45/73/97 P&PW(G) dated 2.7.1999. Consequent upon the revision in ignorable amount of pension from Rs.1500/- to Rs.4000/- in terms of DOPT OM no. 3/13/2008-Esst,(PAY-I) dated 11.11.2008, the amount of Rs.1500/- appeared in OM dated 2.7.1999 is revised as Rs.4000/-. The other conditions for grant of DR to re-employed pensioners and employed family pensioners remain the same: :

2. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit Accounts Depar…

1.7 lakh vacancies in Railways, Mamata informs Rajya Sabha

Indian Railways has over 1.7 lakh vacancies which will be filled after the current recruitment process is reviewed, railway minister Mamata Banerjee informed the Rajya Sabha on Friday.

Replying to questions, she said the Railway Recruitment Board (RRB) is being reviewed. "We have to examine(the recruitment process) and address lacunae. We will come back once we have done the review."

She said there were issues of regional aspirations and problems in Maharashtra, Karnataka and Guwahati over RRB exams. "We are reviewing the entire process."

Of the total sanctioned strength of 15,66,964 employees, there were 1,72,444 vacancies, she said. Most of the vacancies were in Group 'C' at 1,12,566, followed by Group 'D' at 58,329. There are 1,549 vacancies in A and B, she said.

"Any large organisation like the Railways will have certain vacancies at any point of time. Arising of and filling up of vacancies is a continuous process," she said…

New Income Tax slab for A.Y.2010-11, F.Y.2009-10

New Income Tax Rates (Revised slab Table after budget-2009)

Income Tax Exemption limit subsequent union budget-2009 for individual tax payers was increased by Rs.10,000 for Male below 65years, women and Rs.15,000 for Senior Citizens(i.e.65 years and above) by the finance minister.
Finance Minister removed the surcharge on Income above Rs.10 Lakh(Rs.1 millon) for Personal Income Tax payers.

The new Income Tax slab for A.Y.2010-11, F.Y.2009-10 will stand as follows.
Taxable IncomeSenior CitizensWomenOthersUp to Rs.1,60,000NilNilNilRs.1,60,001 to Rs.1,90,000NilNil10% of the amount exceeding Rs.1,60,000Rs.1,90,001 to Rs.2,40,000Nil10% of the amount exceeding Rs.1,90,00010% of the amount exceeding Rs.1,60,000Rs.2,40,001 to Rs.3,00,00010% of the amount exceeding Rs.2,40,00010% of the amount exceeding Rs.1,90,00010% of the amount exceeding Rs.1,60,000Rs.3,00,001 to Rs.5,00,000Rs.6,000 + 20% of the amount exceeding Rs.3,00,000Rs.11,000 + 20% of the amount exceeding Rs.3,00,000Rs.14,000 + 20% …

Jawans win pension battle

The battle was fought over a decade during which hundreds of war medals had been surrendered and many courted arrests but the struggle of the former jawans of the Indian defence services ended only today with a victory.

Pranab Mukherjee, the country’s finance minister finally announced the government’s decision to accept the one-rank-one-pension system for retired personnel. This essentially means that all jawans of a particular rank will get the same pension irrespective of their year of retirement.

Jawans who retired after 1997 — just after the Fifth Pay Commission in 1995 — had been getting more pension than their counterparts who retired before the cut-odd year of 1997. The Sixth pay Commission only widened the gap.

Mukherjee, during his budget speech today, said: “Our country owes a deep debt of gratitude to our valiant ex-servicemen. The committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary on OROP (one rank one pension) has submitted its report and the recommendations of the committee h…

Concerted effort to increase representation of women in Central Government Jobs

No. 35021/2/2009-Estt.(C) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) North Block,New Delhi,
dated the 3rd July, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Concerted effort to increase representation of women in Central Government Jobs.
*******

The undersigned is directed to say that the President's address to the joint Session of Parliament inter-alia,. made the following commitment:

" Concerted effort to increase representation of women in Central Government Jobs "

2. As a part of the Action Plan of this Department approved by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions for implementing the above commitment, this Department has already issued instructions vide a.M.No.3502112/2009-Estt(C) dated 30 th June,2009 making it mandatory to have one woman member in the Selection Boards/Committees for making recruitment to 10 or more vacancies and where lady candidates are …

Booster dose for NPS

The government today gave a booster dose to to its recently introduced pension system for all citizens to make it more acceptable.

The new pension system introduced this May has received only a lukewarm response so far. In the Budget tabled in Parliament, the government said pension trusts would not have to pay the Securities Transaction Tax (STT) if they invested in the securities markets.

It also said the interim pension regulator would get Rs 8 crore to run an advertising campaign to familiarise people about the scheme.The Budget said that self-employed persons subscribing to the NPS would be subjected to tax only at the time of withdrawal.Other subscribers are already under this kind of tax treatment. The Budget also proposed to exempt the income of the pension trust from income tax and also the donor of dividend to the trust from the dividend distribution tax. All purchase and sale of equity shares and derivatives by the NPS trust will be exempted from the securities transac…

THE ALL INDIA SERVICE (SPECIAL DISABILITY LEAVE) REGULATIONS, 1957.

THE ALL INDIA SERVICE (SPECIAL DISABILITY LEAVE) REGULATIONS, 1957.

1. Short title.—These regulations may be called the All India Services (Special Disability Leave) Regulations, 1957.

2. Definitions.—In these regulations, unless the context otherwise requires:

(a) “disability” means any injury, illness, infirmity or disease, and

(b) “Medical Board” means a medical board set up by the Government

(2) All other words and expressions used in these regulations but not defined shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the All India Services (Leave) Rules, 1955.

3. Conditions for the grant of special Disability Leave and the amount of such leave:
(i) Special disability leave may be granted to a member of the Service who suffers [a disability] as a result of risk of office or special risk of office.

(ii) Such leave shall not be granted unless the disability manifested itself within three months of the occurrence to which it i…

One rank one pension for ex-servicemen

One rank one pension for ex-servicemen

our country owes a deep debt of gratitude to our valiant ex-Servicemen. The Government has decided to substantially improve the pension of pre 1.1.2006 defence pensioners below officer rank (PBOR) and bring pre 10.10.1997 pensioners on par with post 10.10.1997 pensioners.

The Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary on OROP has submitted its report and the recommendations of the Committee have been accepted. On the basis of these recommendations, both these decisions will be implemented from 1st July 2009 resulting in enhanced pension for more than 12 lakh jawans and JCOs.

These measures will cost the exchequer more than Rs 2,100 crore annually. Certain pension benefits being extended to war wounded and other disabled pensioners are also being liberalised.
Source:The Economic Times

Train Passengers can now buy tickets from Post Offices..!

Planning your travel just got easier as railway tickets will now be available at mobile vans and post offices in both rural and urban areas across the country.

Launching the ‘Mushkil Asan’ scheme as part of the Railway Budget, Union Railways Minister Mamata Banerjee today said the mobile ticketing vans would issue reserved and unreserved tickets in both urban and rural areas.

"Poor people who are unable to go to the stations can now purchase tickets in market places, mohallas and other busy places. In this year, we will introduce 50 such mobile vans," she said.

Under an MoU between Railways and Department of Posts, passengers can now buy computerised tickets from nearly 5,000 post offices in cities and towns. Banerjee said the Indian Railways Passengers Reservation System will now cover 200 new towns and cities.

She invited each member of both Houses of Parliament to identify one PRS location of their choice. Source: Express India

Revision in the rate of Ration Money Allowance in respect of Non-Gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS RAILWAY BOARD ***** PC VI No.111
RBE No.103/2009
New Delhi,dated 10.06.2009 No.E(P&A)I-2005/ALL/RPF/2
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units
DG & Ex. Officio GM/RDSO. Sub: Revision in the rate of Ration Money Allowance in respect of Non-Gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel.

In terms of Board's letter of even number dated 23.09.2008, non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel upto the rank of Inspector Grade-I, scale Rs.6500 - 10500 were entitled for Ration Money Allowance at par with Central Para Military Force(CPMF) personnel i.e. @ Rs.861/- per head per month w.e.f. 01.04.2008 to 31.03.2009.

2. Pursuant to recommendation of VI CPC the Government have allowed the payment of Ration Money Allowance to CPMF personnel on par with that available to Defence Forces. In view of this it has been decided that the rate of Ration Money Allowance in respect of non-gazetted RPF/RPSF personnel upto the rank of Inspector Grade-I sca…

Representation of Women Members on the various Committees/Boards concerned with selection to Group C&D posts

No.35021/2/2009-Estt. (C) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training
North Block ************* North Block,New Delhi,
dated 30th June, 2009 OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Representation of Women Members on the various Committees/Boards concerned with selection to Group C&D posts in Central Government.

The undersigned in directed to refer to this Department's O.M.No.35021/1/85-Estt(c) dated 8 th November,1985 (Copy enclosed) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the matter has been further considered and reviewed by this Department and it has been decided that all appointing authorities may be instructed to scrupulously observe the following guidelines:-

(i)The composition of selection Committees should be representative. It should be mandatory to have one woman member in the Selection Boards/Committees for making recruitment to ten(10)or more vacancies and lady candid…