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Government to permit Government employees to travel by air to J&K

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CSS(LTC) Rules Relaxed to Allow Travel by Air to J&K

CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 have been relaxed for travel by air to visit Jammu & Kashmir. Accordingly, it has been decided by the Government to permit Government employees to travel by air to J&K as per the following scheme:-

(i) All officers/employees of Government of India will be allowed to avail LTC to visit J&K against conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC.

(ii) Officers/employees of Government of India entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC in their entitled class.

(iii) All other employees of Government of India can travel by air in economy class from Delhi and Amritsar to any place in J&K by any airlines subject to their entitlement being limited to LTC-80 fares of Air India. Journey from their place of posting up to Delhil/Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

(iv) Restriction of air travel only by Air India on LTC to other places shall continue to remain in force.

(v) This scheme shall be effective from the date of issuance.

These orders shall be in operation for a period of two years from the date of notification in this regard, which was issued recently.

All India Consumer Price Index Number (AICPN) for the month of May 2010

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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers For Industrial Workers On Base 2001=100 For The Month Of May, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of May, 2010 increased by 2 points and stood at 172 (one hundred and seventy two).



Based on the calculation table is given below, there is an increase of 8% additional Dearness Allowance from July,2010 is confirmed. Still one more month of AICPIN point is pending. If AICPIN points will remain increase in next month particularly above the value of 173 , DA will raise additionally 10% (35% + 10% = 45%) from July, 2010.

Please watch the table...

Month

Year

Base Year
2001=100

Total

Average

App. DA

DA

June

2009

153

1775

147.92

27.78

27

July

2009

160

1792

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Aug

2009

162

1809

---

---

---

Sep

2009

163

1826

---

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---

Oct

2009

165

1843

---

---

---

Nov

2009

168

1863

---

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Dec

2009

169

1885

157.08

35.70

35

Jan

2010

172

1909

159.08

37.42

37

Feb

2010

170

1931

160.92

39.01

39

Mar

2010

170

1953

162.75

40.59

40

Apr

2010

170

1973

164.42

42.03

42

May

2010

172

1994

166.17

43.54

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Latest List of CGHS Hospitals and Diagnostic centres in Chennai

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Central Government Health Scheme
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has published the latest list of Hospitals, Diagnostic Laboratories
and Imaging Centres empanelled with
Central Government Health Scheme
for Central Government Employees and Pensioners
as on 10th June 2010


The following hospitals and diagnostic centres have been empanelled under CGHS
with effect from 1st November, 2006, and thereafter, for the purposes specified:-

[As on 10th June 2010]


   CHENNAI : Hospitals List

1.

Bharathiraajaa Hospital & Research Centre Pvt. Ltd., No: 11 Madley Road, T. Nagar, Chennai 600 017

Lab services (Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry),
X – Ray and Bone Densitometry.

2.

Beach-Chennai Hospital, 4 LIG Colony, Cross Road, New Washermenpet, Chennai 600 081 [Tel: 044 – 2591 3351 / 2591 1793]

Lab services (Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry),
X – Ray and Bone Densitometry.

3.

Sri Devi Hospitals, 1620 A,16th Main Road, Anna Nagar,Chennai 600 040 [Tel: 044 – 2616 2000 / 2616 2900]

General purpose, specialised purpose for laparoscopic surgery and IOL implant, Diagnostic centre (lab services, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray).

4.

Billroth Hospitals. 43 Lakshmi Talkies Road, Shenoy Nagar, Chennai 600 030 [Tel: 044 – 2644 1777 / 2644 0020]

General purpose, Specialised purposed (TURP, Laparoscopic surgery, IOL implant and Joint Replacement) and diagnostic Centre (Laboratory services, CT Scan, USG / Colour Doppler and X – Ray).

5.

Miot Hospitals,
4/112 Mount Poonamalee Road,
Manapakkam, Chennai 600 089
[Tel: 044 – 2249 2288]

General purpose, Specialised purpose (Cardiological investigation, cardiothoracic surgery, lithotripsy / TURP, IOL implant, laparoscopic surgery and Joint replacement) and Diagnostic Centre (Lab services, CT scan, Mammography, USG / Colour Doppler, Conventional Radiology and Bone Densitometry).

6.

National Hospital, 12 Jaffar Serang, Street I, Beach Line, Chennai 600 001 [Tel: 044 – 2524 0130 / 2424 0131]

General purpose, specialised purpose for laparoscopic surgery, IOL implant and Joint Replacement, Diagnostic centre (Laboratory services, CT Scan, USG / Colour Doppler).

7.

Frontier Lifeline Pvt. Ltd., R 30 C, Ambattur Industrial Estate Road, Chennai 600 101 [ Tel: 044 – 4201 7575 / 2656 7200]

Specialised purpose (Cardiological investigation and Cardio-thoracic surgery) and Laboratory services

8.

Sugam Hospital, 349 Thiruvotriyur High Road, Thiruvotriyur, Chennai 600 019 [Tel: 044 – 2573 3830 / 2573 3296]

General purpose and Specialised purpose (Laproscopic surgery, IOL Implant and Joint replacement) and Diagnostic USG.

9.

Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital Ltd., 19 (Old No: 13) Cathedral Road, Chennai 600086 [Tel: 044 – 2811 2811 / 2811 2592]

IOL and Lab services

10.

C. S. I. Rainy Multi Speciality Hospital, 45 G. A. Road,Chennai 600 021 [Tel: 044 – 2595 1204 / 2595 3232]

General purpose and Specialised purpose (Laproscopic surgery, IOL implant, and Joint Replacement) and Diagnostic Centre (Lab services, Mammography, USG / Colour Doppler and Conventional Radiology).

11.

Chennai Kaliappa Hospital, 52 Second Main Road, Raja Annamalai Puram, Chennai 600 028 [Tel: 044 – 2464 1111]

General purpose, Specialised purpose (Renal Transplantation, Haemodialysis, TURP, IOL Implant and Joint Replacement) and Diagnostic Centre (Laboratory services, USG / Colour Doppler and Conventional Radiology).

12.

12. J. V. Hospitals, 31 Railway Border Road, Kodambakkam, Chennai 600024 [Tel: 044 – 2483 3998 / 2472 5582]

Lab services (Clinical Pathology and Clinical Bio-chemistry).

13.

CSI Kalyani General Hospital, 15 Dr. Radhakrishnan Salai, Chennai 600 004. (Tel. 044 28475101/28476433)

General Purposes, specialized purpose for laproscopic surgery, IOL implant, USG/Colour Doppler and Joint Replacement.

14.

14. Prem’s Eye Clinic, 120 A, Bazaar Road, Saidapet, Chennai 600 015

Super-speciality Eye Care [Cateract / Glaucoma, Retinal – Medical & Vitreo- retinal surgery, strabismus, Occuloplasty & Adnexa & other specialised treatment].

15.

KKR ENT Hospital & Research Institute Pvt. Ltd., No: 274 (827),Poonamallee High Road, Kilpauk, Chennai

ENT including specialised surgeries

16.

Soundarapandian Bone & Joint Hospital & Research Institute Pvt. Ltd., AA – 16, 3rd Main Road, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600040 [Tel: 044 – 26211026/42066667]

Super Speciality [Orthopaedic surgery including Arthroscopy and Joint Replacement].

17.

Srushti Hospital, No: 1, Padmavathy Street, Thirumalai Nagar, Ramapuram, Chennai 600089 [Tel:044 2486 1144]

General purpose only

18.

Durgabai Deshmukh General Hospital & Research Centre, Andhra Mahila Centre, No: 11 & 12, Dr. Durgabai Deshmukh Road,
R. A. Puram, Chennai 600 028

Obstetrics & Gynaecology only

19.

Udhi Eye Hospital, 9 Murrays Gate Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600 018

Super-speciality Eye Care [Cataract / Glaucoma, Retinal – Medical & Vitreo – retinal surgery, Strabismus, Occuloplasty & Adnexa, etc.].

20.

Global Hospitals & Health City, A unit of Ravindranath GE Medical Associates Pvt. Ltd. 439, Cheran Nagar, Perumbakkam, Chennai

Multispeciality General Purpose and Super speciality in Cardiology; Neurology & Neurosurgery; Urology including Dialysis and Lithotripsy; Orthopedic surgery including arthroscopic surgery and joint replacemnet; Gastro-enterology and GI Surgery; Comprehensive Oncology; Paediatric and paediatrics surgery; Endoscopic & Laproscopic surgery and ENT including specialised surgeries.
Pl. refer the Office Memorandum F.No. S.11011/38/2006-CGHS Desk.II/CGHS(P) dated 14-9.2009



Chennai : Diagnostic Centres


1.

Sarath Diagnostic Centre, “Kalpatharu”, No: 38 (Old 51-A), 1st Avenue, 100 Feet Road, Ashok Nagar, Chennai 600 083 [Tel: 044 2489 8961 / 2474 7704]

Laboratory services

2.

Vita Diagnostics Ltd., 51 Montieth Road, Egmore, Chennai 600 008 [Tel: 044 – 2855 3589 / 2842 0461]

CT Scan

3.

MNRI Scans Pvt. Ltd., 45 & 53, CIT Nagar, 1st Main Road, Nandanam, Chennai 600 035 [Tel: 044 – 2433 2396 / 2433 4843]

USG / Colour Doppler and CT Scan

4.

Chennai Medical Centre, No: 51 Thiruvalluvar Salai, Nesapakkam, West K. K. Nagar, Chennai 600 078 [Tel: 044 – 2474 8884 / 2474 8885]

Laboratory services and USG / Colour Doppler.

5.

Bharat Scans and Research Centre (Bharat Scans) AB-1, IInd Avenue, Anna Nagar, Chennai 600 040 (Tel. 044-26267000)

Diagnostic services (laboratory services, MRI, CT Scan, Mammography, USG/Colour Doppler, X-Ray & Bone Densitometry)

6.

Bharat Scans 197 Peters Road, Royapettah, Chennai 600 014. (Tel. 044 – 28418334/28418337)

Diagnostic imaging services (MRI, CT Scan, Mammography, USG/Colour Doppler, X-Ray & Bone Densitometry)

7.

Aarthi Advanced CT Scan & MRI, Alwarpet, Chennai

Diagnostic purposes [MRI, CT, USG / Colour Doppler and X – RayY].



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Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) for Officers of Organised Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4

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NO. AB.14017/16/2010-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
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New Delhi, the 10th June, 2010

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Non-Functional Upgradation (NFU) for Officers of Organised Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4

A reference is invited to this Department's OM of even number dated 24.4.09 on the above subject. The Sixth Central Pay Commission had observed that the disparity, as far as appointments to various grades in the Centre are concerned, should not exceed 2 years between IAS and Organized Group 'A' Services. The matter relating to grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to officers of Organized Group A Services has further been examined in this Department and following clarifications are issued.


Point of doubt

Clarification

The scheme of NFU be made applicable to JTS officer of Organized group A services in view of acute stagnation at the level of JTS in many services.

In case no IAS Officer is available for comparison in STS grade, grant of Non-Functional Upgradation to STS level may be allowed after 7 years of service as Group 'A'. This upgradation shall be subject to the terms and conditions specified in this Department OM dated 24.04.09.

The term 'Batch' cannot have different meanings at different places.

The 'Batch' for direct recruit officers in the induction grade shall be the year following the year in which competitive exam was held. In subsequent grades the 'Batch' would remain the same provided the officer is not superseded due to any reason. In case an officer is superseded the officer would be considered along with the 'Batch' with which his seniority is fixed.



2. Hindi version will follow.


(J.A.Vaidyanathan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


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Due date for filling of return of Income Tax

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F.No.225/72/2010-ITA-II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, the 31st May, 2010.

Order under Section 119(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961

The due date for filling of return of income within the meaning of Explanation 2(c) to Section 139(1) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 is 31st July, 2010. The income tax authorities are hereby directed to make arrangements for accepting the returns of income on 31st July, 2010 (being Saturday). This direction is issued for administrative convenience by the Central Board of Direct Taxes in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required, from 28th July to 31st July, 2010 to facilitate the taxpayers to file their returns.


(Ajay Goyal)
Director (ITA-II)


Guidelines for referrals to CGHS empanelled hospitals

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No.RA/Cons/Hyd/09-10/CGHS IV
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
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Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108, dated the11th June, 2010


To
Additional Directors / Joint Directors
of all CGHS cities


Subject:            Guidelines for referrals to CGHS empanelled hospitals in CGHS cities outside Delhi, where there are no Central Government hospitals.

                        I am directed to state that it has come to notice that CGHS beneficiaries residing in cities covered by CGHS (outside of Delhi) are facing difficulties in getting services of specialists from State Government hospitals and they cannot avail services directly from private empanelled hospitals. After careful consideration of the ground realities, it has been decided to issue the following guidelines for strict compliance:

(1)            CGHS beneficiaries must compulsorily be referred to polyclinics wherever set up by the CGHS;

(2)            It posts of specialists are lying vacant in polyclinics, GDMOs, who are post graduates may be posted in polyclinics for consultation, and on the basis of the advice / opinion to be tendered by them, CMO i/c, AD / JDs may refer patients to private empanelled hospitals and diagnostic centres, according to the choice of the beneficiary;

(3)            In those cities which do not have polyclinics and if GDMOs who are post graduates are available, their services as specialist may be utilised and patients may be referred to the dispensary in which such PG GDMOs are posted or if space is available in a centrally located dispensary, the PG GDMOs may be posted there;

(4)            In the event of neither a specialist nor a PG GDMO is available in a city, CMO i/c shall make a provisional diagnosis and refer the patients to private empanelled hospital for specialists’ consultation;

(5)            A referral from CGHS dispensary is required every the patient is advised any procedure for investigation;

(6)            If any specific treatment / procedure is advised (except in emergency) by private empanelled hospital, it must be counter-signed by CMO i/c before the services are availed, to check possible misuse;

(7)            No permission is required in case of emergency, where a beneficiary can avail treatment in a private empanelled hospital, as per existing instructions;

(8)            The beneficiary will have to go back to the dispensary where his / her card registered for collection of medicines prescribed by the specialist of the private empanelled hospital. No indent of such medicines will be made, for which similar drugs with same generic formulation available in the dispensary will be supplied, as per standing instructions;

(9)            Beneficiaries can purchase prescribed medicines for 3 (three) days only from open market, which shall be reimbursed by the CGHS / Ministry / Department, as the case may be . For requirement of medicines beyond three days, medicines will have to be procured from the dispensaries; and

(10)            Once a diagnosis and treatment has been advised by the specialist, doctors in dispensaries may follow up the case instead of referring back after the specific period of the prescription gets exhausted. They have to use their own clinical judgement for follow-up and adjust the dose schedules, if required.

2.This issues with the approval of Director General of Health Services.

Yours faithfully

(R. Ravi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



Annual re-verification of doctors appointed as Authorised Medical Attendants

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No.S.14025/53/2008-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
133, 'D' Wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi - 110108
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Dated the 19thMay, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:             Annual re-verification of doctors appointed as Authorised Medical Attendants under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 - clarification regarding.

                       The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry's OM of even number dated 09.02.2009, wherein an arrangements for the proforma for the verification of character and antecedents of doctors to be appointed as Authorised Medical Attendants under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 was made, and to clarify that there is no need of verification again at the time of extension of term of AMA which is done on an annual basis. However, it is also advised that an undertaking from the AMA may be taken that "he is not involved in any corrupt practice and no case has been lodged against him at any local police station/CBI/CVC/any court etc."

(Jai Prakash)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


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FM asks CMS and Bankers to Improve Credit Flow for Housing, Weaker Sections,Minority Community and Education Loans

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FM asks CMS and Bankers to Improve Credit Flow for Housing, Weaker Sections,Minority Community and Education Loans

FM Calls for Integration of Financial Literacy and Financial Inclusion with the Technological Development of Banking Infrastructure in Rural and Semi-Urban areas

Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee has asked the state governments and bankers to position themselves to finance the emerging demand for credit from different sectors including agriculture, manufacturing and services sectors in their respective regions. He further asked them to make serious efforts to improve the credit flow to housing, weaker sections, minority communities and education loans and closely monitor them through state level bankers committees. The Finance Minister was addressing the Joint Meeting of the Chief Ministers of Central and West Zone States and CEOs /CMDs of public sector banks and Financial Institutions in Mumbai today.

The meeting was attended by the Chief Ministers of Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Finance Ministers of Chhattisgarh and Administrator of Union Territory of Dadar and Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu and Principal Secretary, Finance of Gujarat State. The meeting was also attended by representatives of RBI and NABARD.

The Finance Minister said that there is a need to ensure that financial literacy and financial inclusion is integrated with the technological development of banking infrastructure in rural and semi –urban areas. He advised the banks to convert savings from semi-urban and rural markets into financial assets through effective financial inclusion. He also stressed on effective implementation of Aam Admi Bima Yojna and Co-contributory Pension Scheme ‘Swavalamban’ as these are important priorities before the government.

This was the second such meeting held with the Chief Ministers and the bankers by the Finance Minister outside Delhi. The first meeting was held on 14th June, 2010 in Patna with the Chief Ministers of East and North-Eastern States and Bankers. The Finance Minister said that the next meeting will be held with the Chief Ministers of Northern Zone and Bankers in Chandigarh early next month.

The complete speech of the Finance Minister made in the meeting in Mumbai today is given below:

“Hon’ble Chief Ministers, Minister of State for Finance Shri Namo Narain Meena, CMDs of Public Sector Banks and representatives of Central and State Governments, RBI, NABARD. First of all, I extend my heartiest welcome to all of you present here today for attending this meeting. It is significant that we are holding the meeting at Mumbai, the financial capital of India. However, we are aware that for long, the financial sector had ignored the needs of the poor, the marginalized, the small farmer, the micro entrepreneur and others like them who exist not very far and also within the city. I have carefully chosen the agenda items today to focus attention on issues affecting such classes of people. You will agree that there is urgent need for including people from all strata in the mainstream banking system and for putting our country firmly on the path of overall growth and development.

A similar meeting was convened recently for the Eastern Zone States in Patna. The focus on delivery of credit to the poor was of primary concern there. We could discuss area specific issues and fix time-lines for improvement there. We hope to achieve a similar objective today, as well, and expect your active participation in the process.

At the outset, I would urge the State Governments and Bankers to position themselves to finance the emerging demand for credit from all sectors in this region, whether from agriculture, manufacturing or services. We have here today an interesting variety of States present. The States of Maharashtra and Gujarat are industrial hubs; the tourism potential of Rajasthan, Goa and the Union Territories of Dadar & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu is well known; Madhya Pradesh and Chattisgarh have impressive agriculture and forest resources. I see the State Governments and the bankers working in close coordination to tap the potential of each State/Union Territory and promoting credit flow into various growth areas.

I would like to outline some of the broad features of credit growth & development in your States.

In the area of Micro and Small Enterprises’ Credit, whereas the States of Rajasthan and Gujarat have shown more than 50% growth in credit flow, other States have reflected lower credit growth. Similarly, though efforts are being made to improve the credit flow to housing, weaker sections, minority community and education loans, the credit growth in these sectors need closer monitoring in the State Level Bankers Committees. In fact, in States where the State Chief Ministers themselves chair the quarterly SLBC meetings, the performance of the banking sector has been seen to be very impressive.

With regard to the Credit Deposit Ratio, I find that except for Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat, all other States in Central and Western Region have a lower CD Ratio than the benchmark of 60%. I request the Chief Ministers to use the forum of SLBC meetings to actively coordinate to see that the CD Ratio in their States is improved.

In the States represented here today I found that there are 15504 habitations with population above 2000 that do not have banking facilities. I had outlined a target in my last budget speech covering such habitations by the year 2012 with banking facility. The Financial Inclusion Plans for coverage of all habitations with banking facilities must be closely monitored by the State Chief Ministers and CEOs of all Public Sector Banks. There is also need to ensure that financial literacy and financial inclusion is integrated with the technological development of banking infrastructure in rural and semi-urban areas. I would particularly ask the five SLBC convenor banks of this region, namely Bank of Maharashtra, Dena Bank, State Bank of India, Central Bank of India and Bank of Baroda to be particularly proactive in this area.

The target of agriculture credit flow is also on our agenda today. This is a critical item for review in the SLBCs, as well. For the current financial year, the target for agriculture credit flow has been fixed at Rs 3,75,000 crores. I find that all the States of this region have increased agriculture credit flow by over 25% during the last year, which I consider to be very good. Further, for the year 2010-11, Government has increased additional interest subvention from 1% to 2% for the prompt paying farmers availing short term loans under the interest subvention scheme. This would imply that a farmer who repays his loans promptly would need to pay only 5% as rate of interest as the banks sanction such loans at 7% interest.

I have noticed that as far as credit to agriculture is concerned, the States of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh have shown remarkable growth. However, the States of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Goa need to accelerate their agricultural growth momentum. Housing loans have grown over 25% in all States except Goa. Education loans have shown good growth with 14% growth in number of accounts and 25% growth in amount.

The review of progress of Centrally Sponsored Schemes in the States is another agenda item on which I request assessment from the States. Further, this region, particularly States of Maharashtra & Gujarat, is known for its vibrant cooperative sector. All States in the region have signed the MOU with the Central Government to implement reforms in the Short Term Credit Cooperative Sector (STCCS) except Goa. I expect full implementation of the STCCS Package and request Government of Goa to sign the MOU with GoI and NABARD at the earliest so that recapitalization assistance is released by the Government.

We will also discuss the implementation of Aam Admi Bima Yojana and Co-contributory Pension Scheme ‘Swavalamban’, these being important priorities before the Government. In my meeting with the CEOs of the Public Sector Banks later in the day today, I shall take forward the discussions of our meeting, including issues relating to infrastructure financing.

India’s financial sector is growing today at a fast pace. It provides growth opportunities unparalleled and unmatched by the mature financial markets around the world. I take this opportunity to advise the Banks to convert savings from semi-urban and rural markets into financial assets through effective financial inclusion. With the improvement in banking technology, financial inclusion initiatives will strengthen financial deepening. I appreciate Reserve Bank of India’s efforts at financial inclusion and enhancing financial literacy.

I once again thank all of you for your presence today in the meeting. We will now have a short presentation of the issues for today’s meeting.”



Interim stay of a clause in the ninth bipartite settlement for bank employees

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Interim stay of clause in bank staff settlement

The Madras High Court has granted interim stay of a clause in the ninth bipartite settlement for bank employees of April this year requiring contributory provident fund optees to become pension optees upon contributing 2.8 times of the revised pay payable for November 2007 onwards to the Pension Fund.

Justice K. Venkataraman passed the interim order on a petition by the Canara Bank Workers Union, Nungambakkam and R. Radhakrishnan of Nungambakkam, a member of the managing committee of the union.

The petitioners submitted that in the previous pension settlement dated October 29, 1993, and Pension Regulations 1995, there was a provision only for transfer of banks' contribution to the PF account along with accrued interest. There was no provision for payment or transfer of any other additional amount.

While in the seventh and eighth bipartite settlements all employees (both pension and PF optees) had contributed to fund the gap in the Pension Fund, in the present settlement dated April 27, the entire load had been placed only on those employees who wanted to opt for pension now, while the existing pension optees were left free. The contemplated recovery exclusively from the PF optees who wished to join the Pension Fund now amounted to discrimination and was violative of the Constitution.

Mr. Justice Venkataraman ordered notice regarding admission returnable in three weeks.


Source: The Hindu

14 holidays next year for Central Government Employees

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14 holidays next year for Central Govt staff

Central government employees will get 17 holidays next year but three of them fall either on a Saturday or Sunday.

According to a list of holidays drawn up for 2011, which released well in advance, three holidays — Mahavir Jayanti (April 16), Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday (October 2) and Christmas (December 25)— fall on Saturday or Sunday, leaving only 14 effective holidays. For employees in Delhi, three days are added to the list as restricted holidays — Maha Shiv Ratri, Ram Navmi and Janmashtmi. The total restricted holidays for the government employees are 35, though 10 of them fall on Saturdays or Sundays when the offices are already closed and hence no need of any employee seeking the particular holiday.

CIC to ask govt for more RTI cells The Central Information Commission will soon ask the government to set up a RTI cell in each department and appoint senior officials as Central Public Information Officers to better response to RTI pleas.

The decision was made at a meeting of the information commission on basis of suggestions of a RTI applicant Satinder Pal Chopra of Bhopal.

Source: Hindustan Times

Move to shift CGHS facility from Lullanagar

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Move to shift CGHS facility from Lullanagar

The members of the Central Government Employees and Pensioners Co-ordination Committee are up in arms against the administration's shifting of the Central Government Health Scheme facility from Lullanagar to Akurdi . The main office of the CGHS at Mukundnagar has sent a proposal to the health ministry to shift the dispensary from Lullanagar to Akurdi citing that there was not enough response. The CGHS has seven dispensaries in all with the main office at Mukundnagar, the others being Lulla Nagar, Phule Nagar, Poona College, Range Hills, Ganeshkhind and Mangalwar Peth. The general secretary of the association Anil Shingitam will be meeting the additional director to keep the facility open at Lulla Nagar and have an additional new facility at Akurdi.

In a recent meeting, additional director Dr SR Pashupatimath had assured the members that skeletal medical facilities/ services may be retained at Lullanagar. "After the assurance, how is it that the department has already started the process of floating notices inviting tenders for Akurdi. It is unfair on the beneficiaries," said Shingitam who plans to get all the member associations to launch a mass movement to keep the facility open at Lullanagar.

With nearly 3,069 beneficiaries attached to Lullanagar, Shingitam said that it would be unfair to shift out such a large number from this facility to the other two facilities at Camp and Mukundnagar. The members have said that if the beneficiaries are shifted to the other dispensaries at Mukundnagar and Camp, the waiting period in these dispensaries will increase and patients won't get enough attention from the doctors.

"When the additional director has assured us in the minutes of the meeting that there will be deliberation, how is it that they are going ahead with the closing down of the facility? We strongly feel that this is a case of negligence and irresponsibility of the management," points out Shingitam.

Earlier speaking to Newsline, the additional director Dr SR Pashupatimath had said that they would be moving dispensary no. 1, located in Lulla Nagar, to Akurdi. He had said that the Pensioners' Association in Pimpri-Chinchwad area had been requesting them to start a dispensary in that area and they had forwarded the proposal in this regard.

Incidentally, it was the dispensary in Deccan that had been shifted to Lullanagar. Now, the CGHS plans to have the beneficiaries here transferred to either Mukundnagar, Mangalwar Peth or Camp area. According to Pashupatinath, the PCMC area had only the Range Hills dispensary, so more coverage was necessary, considering the number of beneficiaries.

If the Lulla Nagar dispensary is shifted, SK Ahulwalia, a member of the Pensioners' Association said it would put more pressure on Mukundnagar as the cards from Lulla Nagar will be given to Mukundnagar as well as Camp and Mangalwar Peth dispensaries. "They should not have closed this facility as it was operating smoothly," he said. Sagar Chopde, another beneficiary, said that it would be difficult if they are shifted to the main office at Mukundnagar it always has long queues.

CGHS dispensaries in the city* Mukundnagar* Lulla Nagar* Phule Nagar (Yerawada)* Poona College* Range Hills* Ganeshkhind* Mangalwar Peth


Source: Indian Express

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

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F.No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 20th April, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department O.M. of even No. dated 2.5.2008 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the relaxation for travel by air to visit North Eastern Region under CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 is extended for further two years beyond 1st May, 2010.

 

 

(Smt.Raj Bala Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

 

 

 

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EXPECTED DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM JULY - 2010 FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

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The second installment for this year (2010) of Dearness Allowance (DA) is awaited with lots of expectations…

The main expectation among lakhs of Central Government Employees will be announcement of the next additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) for this year….

The reasons are many…

Employees getting only 3% annual increment for one year and those who are getting promotion, they are also getting only Grade Pay difference + 3% annual increment after waiting for several years. But nowadays employees are getting Dearness allowance percentage much than annual increment due to all commodities price increase.

Dearness Allowance is an essential component of salary, it is based on monthly All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (Base year 2001-100) announced by the Labour Bureau – Government of India from time to time. After 6th CPC only the Government directed that the Dearness Allowance has to be calculated based on AICPIN with the base year 2001-100.

We have clearly stated in our site that the Dearness Allowance (DA) from Jan-2010 to Jun-2010 should be 8% with appropriate proof. Some had doubt about this, but the Government accepted and the 8% Dearness Allowance (DA) was announced (19.03.2010) from Jan-2010.

As of now, the situation demands increase in Dearness Allowance (DA) from Jul-2010 to Dec-2010 should be 44% and it will confirmed only when the All India Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for May and June to be published. But when the index value 170 decreases to 165 or low for the next two months, the Dearness Allowance (DA) will be 8%. If it increases from 170 to 173 and above, there is a chance that the Dearness Allowance (DA) shoots up to 10%. Till now, we can conclude that additional Dearness Allowance (DA) will be 9% because there is no relief in the prices of essential commodities. But the Government will be strictly monitoring the situation and control prices that the AICPIN (All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100) value doesn’t go up.

In the next year, when DA crosses 50% all allowances will get a hike up to 25% as per the 6th CPC recommendations. This will bring some relief to the employees.

The Pensioners, State Government employees and who are all getting pay as per 5th CPC also looks forward eagerly waiting for the announcement of increase in Dearness Allowance (DA).

We have to wait for this announcement for almost two months.


Source: CG Staff News

Issue of instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services...

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    DOPT has clearly stated in this OM, "some appointing authorities are continuing to implement such outdated and non-existent instructions. Keeping all these aspects in view this Department has decided to issue consolidated instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in supersession of all the existing instructions on the subject. The proposal is not to change any aspect of policy on the subject but only to consolidate all the instructions and present them in easy to understand form/language.

A draft OM has been prepared which covers all the aspects of reservation policy as existing at present. However, before issuing the proposed OM, it has been decided to put it in public domain and invite comments on it. If any person feels that the proposed OM does not include any of the existing instruction or any instruction included in the proposed OM is not in consonance with the existing instructions, may point out the same and send his comments to the undersigned by 12th July, 2010."

We have reproduced full text of the both OMs and main headlines of the Reservation Policy.


No.36011/6/2010-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated: the 25th June, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

   Subject:   Issue of instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services under the Government of India.
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      The undersigned is directed to say that instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services under the Government of India are contained in various OMs issued from time to time by the Ministry of Home Affairs and this Department. Some of the instructions so issued have become outdated and are not in operation at present. It has, however, been observed that some appointing authorities are continuing to implement such outdated and non-existent instructions. Keeping all these aspects in view this Department has decided to issue consolidated instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in supersession of all the existing instructions on the subject. The proposal is not to change any aspect of policy on the subject but only to consolidate all the instructions and present them in easy to understand form/language. A draft OM has been prepared which covers all the aspects of reservation policy as existing at present. However, before issuing the proposed OM, it has been decided to put it in public domain and invite comments on it. If any person feels that the proposed OM does not include any of the existing instruction or any instruction included in the proposed OM is not in consonance with the existing instructions, may point out the same and send his comments to the undersigned by 12th July, 2010.

(K.G. Verma)
Director



No.36011/6/2010-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: the June, 2010

DRAFT OM

Subject: Instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services under the Government of India.

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The undersigned is directed to say that it has been brought to the notice of the Government that there is lot of confusion amongst appointing authorities and others about the policy on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in services under the Government of India. It has also been observed that though a number of instructions issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs and this Department on the subject have become outdated and are no more in operation, some Ministries/Departments etc. continue to follow such non-existent instructions. It has, therefore, been decided to issue, in supersession of all Office Memoranda on the subject issued so far, instructions on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes in Services as given in Appendix to this OM.

2. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM to the notice of all concerned.


(K.G. Verma)
Director


Appendix to DOPT O.M. No. 36011/6/2010-Estt(Res) dated June, 2010

COMPENDIUM ON RESERVATION FOR THE SCHEDULED CASTES, SCHEDULED TRIBES AND OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES IN SERVICES


2.Reservation in Direct Recruitment

3. Creamy Layer amongst OBCs

4. Reservation in Promotion

5. Concession in Promotions within Group A

6. Exemptions from Reservation

7. Reservation in Scientific and Technical Posts

8. Reservation in Posts of Industrial Workers

9. Reservation in Work-Charged Posts

10. Reservation in Appointments of Daily Rated Staff

11. Appointment of Casual Workers to Regular Posts

12. Reservation in Newly Constituted Services

13. Reservation in Adhoc Promotions

14. Reservation in case of a Single Vacancy

15. Reservation in PSUs, Autonomous Bodies etc

16. Reservation in Voluntary Agencies

17. Determination of Reservation Quota

18. Determination of Reserved Vacancies

19. Grouping of Posts

20. Maintenance of Reservation Registers / Roster Registers

21. Initial Preparation of Reservation Register / Roster

22. SC/ST/OBC Candidates Appointed on Their Own Merit

23. Adjustment of Compassionate/Surplus Cell Appointees

24. Age Relaxation in Direct Recruitment

25. Age Relaxation in Promotion

26. Concession in Fee

27. Relaxation of Experience Qualification in Direct Recruitment

28. Relaxation of Standard of Suitability in Direct Recruitment

29. No Relaxation in Educational Qualification

30. Relaxation of Standards in Departmental Competitive / Qualifying Examinations

31. Filling up of Reserved Vacancies in case of Direct Recruitment

32. Filling up of Reserved Vacancies in case of Promotion by Selection

33. Filling up of Reserved Vacancies in case of Promotion by Non-Selection

34. Steps To Be Taken in Case of Non-Availability of SC/ST Candidates for Promotion

35. Diversion of Reserved Vacancies under the Promotion Quota to Direct Recruitment

36. Safeguards against Supersession of SC/ST Candidates

37. Implementation of the Findings of DPC Kept in Sealed Cover

38. Dereservation

39. Provisions in Recruitment Rules/Regulations for Examination

40.  Verification  of  the  Claims  of  Scheduled  Castes,  Scheduled  Tribes  and  Other Backward Classes

41. Reporting About Representation

42. Arrangements for Training

43. Intimation about Competitive Examinations to Pre-Examination Training Centres

44. Selection of Persons for Posting Abroad

45. Forwarding of Application for Employment

46. Prevention of Discrimination

47. Clarifications about SC/ST/OBC Status

48. Liaison Officer and Reservation Cell

49. Role of the National Commission for SCs and STs

50. Annual Reports of the Ministries/Departments

ANNEXURE-I
RESERVATION IN CASE OF RECRUITMENT TO GROUP C AND D POSTS ON LOCAL BASIS

ANNEXURE –II
Criterion for Determining Creamy Layer Amongst OBCs.

ANNEXURE-III
ROSTERS FOR PROVIDING RESERVATION IN
CADRES HAVING UPTO 13 POSTS

ANNEXURE –IV
RESERVATION REGISTER

ANNEXURE –V
RESERVATION ROSTER REGISTER

ANNEXURE VI
PROPOSAL FOR DERESERVATION OF VACANCIES RESERVED FOR SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES IN POSTS FILLED BY PROMOTION.

ANNEXURE-VII
FORM OF SCHEDULED CASTE/TRIBE CERTIFICATE

ANNEXURE-VIII
FORM OF CERTIFICATE TO BE PRODUCED BY
OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES APPLYING FOR APPOINTMENT TO POSTS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

ANNEXURE-IX
SC/ST/OBC REPORT-I
ANNUAL STATEMENT SHOWING THE REPRESENTATION OF SCs, STs AND OBCs AS ON FIRST JANUARY OF THE YEAR AND NUMBER OF APPOINTMENTS MADE DURING THE PRECEDING CALENDAR YEAR

ANNEXURE-X
SC/ST/OBC REPORT-II
ANNUAL STATEMENT SHOWING THE REPRESENTATION OF SCs, STs AND OBCs IN VARIOUS SERVICES AS ON FIRST JANUARY OF THE YEAR


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Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners - Additional pension reg.

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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 25th June, 2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:         Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission – Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners etc

     The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 21.5.2009 and 11.8.2009 it was provided that in case the information regarding date of birth/age is not available in the PPO or the office records, certain documents would be accepted as proof of date of birth/age for payment of additional pension/family pension on completion of age of 80 years and above. It was also provided that the Pension Disbursing Authority/Bank will make payment of additional pension/family pension in the above manner, on provisional basis, up to a period of three months from the month in which the proof of age/date of birth is submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner. In such cases, the Pension Disbursing Authority/Bank will immediately send one copy each of the document submitted by the pensioner/family pensioner to the Pay and Account Officer/CPAO for formal authorisation of the additional pension/family pension. The Pension Disbursing Authority/Bank will make payment of additional pension/family pension beyond a period of three months only on receipt of such an authorisation from the Pay and Account Officer.

2. Certain Pension Disbursing Banks to whom the documentary proof of age was submitted by the pensioners/family pensioners have informed that many Pay & Accounts Offices, to whom the same is forwarded as per OM of even number dated 21.5.2009 ,have not communicated to them their final authorisation in accordance with the above instructions. These Banks are, therefore, finding it difficult to continue the payment of additional pension beyond three months in the absence of the formal authorisation. The PAOs who are receiving the proof of age may get it sanctioned from HOO / HOD as per procedure invariably. In case the pensioner/family pensioner is unable to submit any of the documents mentioned in OMs dated 21.5.2009 and 11.8.2009 but claims additional pension based on some other documentary evidence, such cases will be submitted to the administrative Ministry. If the administrative Ministry is satisfied about the claim of the pensioner/family pensioner, it will authorise additional pension/family pension accordingly. The decision of the Administrative Ministry in this regard will be final.

3.CGA is requested to advise all Pay & Accounts Officers to take immediate action for getting the additional pension sanctioned from Head of Office/HODs so that the final authorisation of the additional pension may be done by the PAOs.


(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director


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Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a proposal for setting up 107 new Kendriya Vidyalayas

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Cabinet approves 107 new Kendriya Vidyalayas



The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) Thursday approved a proposal for setting up 107 new Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) during the remaining period of the Eleventh Five Year Plan (2007-12).

Announcing the decision, Home Minister P. Chidambaram said the new KVs will cater to about 103,000 students throughout the country.

He was briefing reporters after a CCEA meeeting chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

The total financial requirement for construction and operation of these new KVs will be Rs.526.99 crore during the 11th Plan with a spillover of Rs.279.48 crore towards capital cost during the 12th Plan.

The central sector scheme of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) was started in 1962 with the objective of providing educational facilities of a uniform standard throughout the country to the children of transferable central government employees.

The scheme started with 20 regimental schools in 1963-64 and has now grown to 980 schools.

Source: IANS


Declaring a holiday for Central Government offices on 14th October 2010

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Declaring a holiday for Central Government offices located in Delhi/New Delhi on 14th October 2010 under the Negotiable Instrument Act on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of Commonwealth Games-2010

The Union Cabinet today approved declaration of a holiday for Central Government offices, including Central Public Sector Undertakings, located in Delhi/New Delhi on the 14th October 2010 (Thursday) under explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of Commonwealth Games 2010.

This decision will facilitate the movement of traffic and ensure greater participation of public in the closing ceremony of the Commonwealth Games -2010.

The Commonwealth Games are scheduled to be held between 3rd – 14th October , 2010 in Delhi. The opening Ceremony of the games will be held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Sunday, the 3rd October and the Closing Ceremony will be held on Thursday, the 14th October 2010 at the same venue.


Consolidated instructions on Regularization of Unauthorized Absence

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No.13026 /3/2010-Estt. ( Leave)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, the 22nd June, 2010

Office Memorandum

Sub:       Consolidated instructions on Regularization of Unauthorized Absence.

      The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving various references from Ministries/ Departments regarding regularization of unauthorized absence for long periods. The references are made basically because the Ministries/Departments do not follow the prescribed procedure for dealing with such unauthorized absence.

      Guidelines/instructions exist for handling such situations.

2.      As per Rule 25 of the CCS (Leave) Rules 1972.

      (1).Unless the authority competent to grant leave extends the leave, a Government servant who remains absent after the end of leave is entitled to no leave salary for the period of such absence and that period shall be debited against his leave account as though it were half pay leave. to the extent such leave i s due, the period in excess of such leave due being treated as extraordinary leave.

      (2) Willful absence from duty after the expiry of leave renders a Government servant liable to disciplinary action. Government of India decisions also exist; than a Government Servant who remains absent without any authority should be proceeded against immediately and this should not be put off till the absence exceeds the limit prescribed in Rule 32(2) (a) of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972.

3.      It is once again stressed that a Govt. servant who remains absent without any authority shout d be proceeded against immediately. All Ministries/Departments are requested to ensure that in all cases of unauthorized absence by a Government Servant, he should be informed of the consequences of such absence and be directed to rejoin duty immediately / within a specified date, say within three days, failing which he would be liable for disciplinary action under CCS(CCA) Rules 1965. If the Government Servant does not join duty by the stipulated date the Disciplinary Authority should initiate disciplinary action against him and the disciplinary case should be conducted and concluded as quickly as possible,

4.      It is only due to apathy of the Disciplinary Authorities that the situation arises where long pending unauthorized absence leads to delay in other service matters of Government Servants, including promotions. To avoid such situations all Ministries / Departments should advise Disciplinary Authorities to ensure that prompt action is taken against Government Servants who absent themselves with out permission and that Charge-Sheets are issued without delay.

5.      The consequences and procedure to be followed in respect of an officer who is absent from duty without any authority has been brought out under FR 17(1) and 17-A. As per FR 17-A(iii) without prejudice to the provisions of Rule 27 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules. 1972, remaining absent without any authority or deserting the post, shall be deemed to cause an interruption or break in the service of the employee, unless otherwise decided by the competent authority for the purpose of leave travel concession, quasi-permanency and eligibility for appearing in department examinations, for which a minimum period of continuous service is required.

6.      Comptroller and Auditor General have issued orders that the period of absence not covered by grant of leave shall have to be treated as “dies non” for all purpose,;, viz., increment, leave and pension. Such absence without leave when it stands singly and not in continuation of any authorized leave of absence will constitute an interruption of service for the purpose of pension and unless the pension sanctioning authority exercises its powers under Article 421, Civil Service Regulations [now Rule 27 of the CCS (pension) Rules] to treat the period as leave without allowance, the entire past service will stand forfeited.

7.      It may be noted that regularization of unauthorized absence for pension purpose is to be considered under the CCS (Pension) Rules. Only in cases where the disciplinary authority is satisfied that the grounds adduced for unauthorized absence are justified, the leave of the kind applied for and due and admissible may be granted to him under the CCS (Leave) Rules.

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(Simmi R. Nakra)
Director


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