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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.


Condition of families of martyrs

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

Year Officers JCOs OR Total
2006 17 17 193 227
2007 16 27 175 218
2008 16 15 146 177
2009(Till 20th July 09) 5 3 60 68
Total 54 62 574 690

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 was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri M.M. Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Harsh Vardhan and Ashok Argal in Lok Sabha today

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

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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 Padmanabhan’s recommendations, salary of civil judge (senior division) would be around Rs 45,000, which means a hike of around Rs 30,000. Similarly, the salary of district judge (entry level) would be around Rs 60,000 and that of DJ (super time scale) Rs 70,000. The logic given by Justice Padmanabhan, after extensive research and hearing of parties almost on a daily basis, was that the first NJPC had recommended salaries of the lower judiciary keeping in view the then salaries of HC judges which was fixed at Rs 26,000 and that of HC CJ at Rs 30,000, SC judges at Rs 30,000 and CJI at Rs 33,000.

However, with the CJI and SC and HC judges getting more than three-fold hike in their salaries,
the second NJPC thought of applying the same logic for trial court judges. The salary structure for the higher judiciary got changed with retrospective effect, as the government in January this year agreed to revise the salary of HC judges to Rs 80,000, HC Chief Justices Rs 90,000, SC judges Rs 90,000 and CJI Rs 1 lakh. The appointment of the second judicial pay commission had come through a judicial order of the apex court on April 30 in an application filed by the All India Judges Association.
Source: The Economics Times

Resettlement of Ex-Servicemen

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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:

- - Army Air Force Navy TOTAL
1. Andhra Pradesh 58703 10522 4479 73704
2. Arunachal Pradesh 284 0 0 284
3. Assam 30219 2184 872 33275
4. Bihar 64972 3075 1458 69505
5. Chattisgarh 4209 272 156 4637
6. Goa 1118 204 646 1968
7. Gujarat 16615 3818 607 21040
8. Haryana 215075 10432 8781 234288
9. Himachal Pradesh 95905 1989 3163 101057
10. Jammu Kashmir 65254 601 458 66313
11. Jharkhand 17064 1084 843 18991
12. Karnataka 53834 9167 2094 65095
13. Kerala 123380 20185 11048 154613
14. Madhya Pradesh 35630 1548 1057 38235
15. Maharashtra 132381 11239 13362 156982
16. Manipur 6225 74 33 6332
17. Meghalaya 2072 78 54 2204
18. Mizoram 4642 20 20 4682
19. Nagaland 2560 8 17 2585
20. Orissa 23629 4435 2085 30149
21. Punjab 266238 9837 5103 281178
22. Rajasthan 136664 6453 3554 146671
23. Sikkim 1094 1 8 1103
24. Tamil Nadu 105429 10886 3248 119563
25. Tripura 2107 101 51 2259
26. Uttarakhand 222314 19143 10533 251990
27. Uttar Pradesh 111922 2028 2088 116038
28. West Bengal 47657 9588 3512 60757
29. A & N Islands UT 435 103 140 678
30. Chandigarh UT 6047 2399 340 8786
31. Delhi 28294 6214 2709 37217
32. Puducherry UT 1272 327 89 1688
31. TOTAL 1883244 148015 826082113867

Note: Figures for the states of Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Manipur are provisional.

Various training and self-employment schemes for the welfare and resettlement of ex-servicemen are provided through the Directorate General of Resettlement (DGR) and Kendriya Sainik Board (KSB). Details are as follows:

Ex-servicemen are given training to prepare them for civilian life. DGR is entrusted with the responsibility of preparing both ex-servicemen and retiring service personnel for a second career. Towards this end Officers and PBORs are given resettlement training at IIMs and various other institutes across the country.

The following self employment schemes are operated for the welfare of officers and PBORs Ex-servicemen: Security Agencies; Allotment of surplus army vehicles; Coal Transportation scheme; Coal Tipper Scheme; Allotment of oil product agencies; Allotment of BPCL-GHAR outlets; Mother Diary Milk and Fruits and Vegetables shops; Management of CNG Station by ESM Officers in NCR; Management of Toll Plaza under NHAI; Kidzee brand chain franchise. Financial assistance is provided for treatment of serious ailments, supply of modified scooters for ESM paraplegics, toolkits for ESM technician, financial assistance for needy ESM for house repair, daughter’s marriage, children education etc, Prime Minister’s Merit Scholarship Scheme, funds for maintenance of paraplegic rehabilitation centres, Cheshire home and St. Dustan aftercare organization and war memorial hostels. Besides the above the following benefits are also available to Ex-servicemen: Tuition Fee exemption for wards of war widows/war disabled ESM; Allotment of medical/BDS seats to wards of Defence Personnel; Reservation in State Government jobs and in professional colleges for wards of ESM/widows; Reservation in allotment of house sites/flats; Cash incentives for winners of gallantry awards; Ex-gratia grant to war widows; Legal assistance and exemption of court fee; Concession in fare for rail and air to recipients of gallantry awards, permanently disabled Officers and war widows; 10 to 24.5% reservation in Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ posts in Central and State Governments, PSUs, nationalized banks and paramilitary forces. Along with the above benefits 100% medical coverage is provided to ESM pensioners through Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), who are members of the scheme. This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri M.M. Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Kodikkunnil Suresh in Lok Sabha today.

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