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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of July, 2010

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All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of July, 2010 increased by 4 points and stood at 178 (one hundred and seventy eight).

During July, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 11 points each in Bhavnagar and Giridih centres, 10 points each in Ranchi Hatia, Chandigarh and Amritsar centres, 9 points in 2 centres, 8 points in 2 centres, 7 points in 5 centres, 6 points in 9 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 11 centres, 3 points in 11 centres, 2 points in 5 centres and 1 point in 9 centres. The index decreased by 2 points each in Coimbatore and Warrangal centres and 1 point in Salem centre, while in the remaining 5 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 11 points in Bhavnagar centre is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of Groundnut Oil, Milk, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The increase of 11 points in Giridih centre is due to Housing Index and increase in the prices of Rice, Vegetable & Fruit items, Soft Coke, etc. The increase of 10 points each in Ranchi Hatia, Chandigarh and Amritsar centres is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Kerosene Oil, Cooking Gas, etc. However, the decrease of 2 points in Coimbatore and Warrangal centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Vegetable items, etc. and the decrease of 1 point in Salem centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Vegetable items, etc.

The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows:

1. Ahmedabad – 175
2. Bangalore – 183
3. Chennai – 162
4. Delhi – 164
5. Kolkata -175
6. Mumbai -175


The point to point rate of inflation for the month of July, 2010 is 11.25% as compared to 13.73% in June, 2010.



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Central Government introduces Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill

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Govt introduces Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill

New Delhi, Aug 31: The Central government introduced Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill, 2010, in Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, Aug 31.

The bill was introduced to give effect to the recommendation of a Group of Ministers (GoM) that all government officers and employees shall continue to serve in the public broadcaster on 'deemed deputation' till the time of their retirement.

The employees working under deputation will get all facilities at par with Central government employees. The legislation was introduced in the House by Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni.

Ambika Soni told that in the light of government receiving several representations from Prasar Bharati employees about their status in it, the ministry decided to amend the Prasar Bharati Act 1990, as it did not have provisions to address these concerns.

"Since the recommendations of the GoM will settle all long standing issues regarding status of employees working in Prasar Bharati and empower the public broadcaster with all disciplinary and supervisory powers, including the power to transfer, it has become necessary to amend the Act," said Soni.

The Bill also provides that persons recruited after Nov 23, 1997, which is the date on which the Prasar Bharati was set up, and serving in it on the date of decision of the Group of Ministers, Oct 5, 2007, will also be treated as on 'deemed deputation' basis in the Prasar Bharati and enjoy all Central government employees facilities.



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Promotion of Assistant to the grade of Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on ad-hoc basis

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MOST IMMEDIATE

No. 6/5/2010-CS.I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market
New Delhi, dated the 30th August, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Promotion of Assistant to the grade of Section Officer of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on ad-hoc basis.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 7.6.2010 on the subject mentioned above.

2. Considering the fact that posts are lying vacant in the Section Officers' Grade in various Ministries/Departments mainly on account of litigation, it has been decided that eligible Assistants of SCSLs 1998 (General Category), upto SCSLs 1999 (SC Category) and upto SCSLs 2001 (ST Category) may be promoted to the grade of Section Officer on ad-hoc basis to the extent of vacant posts (including the posts falling vacant due to retirement upto 31.12.2010) available in the Cadre Units. The ad-hoc promotion/appointment would be subject to the following conditions:

(i) The period of ad-hoc promotion would be upto 31.12.2010 or till the regular Section Officers are made available, whichever is earlier;

(ii) The ad-hoc appointments shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of Section Officers for regular appointment or to claim seniority in the Section Officers grade of CSS;

(iii) Ad-hoc appointments would continue till regular candidates in Section Officer Grade are available either through Seniority Quota or Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE). In the event of the ad-hoc appointees not qualifying for regular appointment in either of these two categories, they will be reverted to the Assistants' Grade on availability of such regular officers from the date they (regular Section Officers) join duty in their respective cadre units allotted to them by this Department;

(iv) The effective date of ad-hoc promotion in respect of those found fit and clear from vigilance angle would be the date from which the officer concerned joins duty in Section Officers’ grade in his own cadre unit.

3. If any of the Officers, who is eligible for promotion in Section Officer grade on ad-hoc basis and is on deputation, he/she may be given option to revert within one month with a view to avail of the promotion on ad-hoc basis.

4. All the Cadre Units are requested to take urgent action to promote eligible Assistants to the grade of Section Officer on ad-hoc basis and a copy of the appointment order may be endorsed to this Department.

5. After the completion of the process as indicated in para 4 above, all the Cadre Units are requested to convey the details of the Assistants promoted on ad-hoc basis in Section Officer grade after the issue of this order and the number of remaining eligible Assistants upto SCSL 1998 (Gen), upto SCSL 1999(SC) & upto SCSL 2001 (ST) along-with the details of the eligible Assistants in SCSLs 1999 to 2002 (Gen), SCSLs 2000 to 2002 (SC) and SCSL 2002 (ST) in the enclosed proformae latest by 30.9.2010.



(K. Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India





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Monday, August 30, 2010

REMOVAL OF ANOMALIES IN PENSIONS - Issue raised in Rajya Sabha -vide Question No 3263

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REMOVAL OF ANOMALIES IN PENSIONS - Issue raised in Rajya Sabha -vide Question No 3263

MINISTRY OF : PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF : PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 3263 TO BE ANSWERED ON 26.08.2010
REMOVAL OF ANOMALIES IN PENSIONS .

3263. SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether Government have since taken a decision to remove anomalies having arisen in the grant of pensions to those who retired before 1st January, 2006 from the higher scales in the bunched scales as same pension has been granted to a number of scales bunched together under the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) if not, by when that is likely to be done?

Answer
Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Science and Technology; Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Earth Sciences; Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office; Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions; and Minister of State in the Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs. (SHRI PRITHVIRAJ CHAVAN)

(a) to (c) : In accordance with the orders issued in implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission for revision of pension of Central Government Civil Pensioners with effect from 01.01.2006, all pre-2006 pensioners would get a minimum increase of 40% of their pre-2006 basic pension (excluding the element of merged dearness relief/dearness pension), in addition to the basic pension, dearness pension and dearness relief which they were getting as on 01.01.2006 based on their pre-revised pension. Besides, the revised pension will, in no case, be lower than fifty percent of the minimum of the pay in the pay band plus the grade pay (in the case of HAG and above scales, fifty percent of the minimum of the revised pay scale) corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired. These orders are consistent with the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission and no change has been considered necessary by the Government in this respect.

Source: IRTSA

CGHS Apollo Dialysis Center inaugurated at Delhi

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Stand Alone CGHS Apollo Dialysis Center was inaugurated on 25th Aug, 2010 at CGHS Wellness Centre, Sadiq Nagar, New Delhi . It is a Public Private Partnership Project between CGHS and Alliance Medicorp (India) Limited - a joint venture of Apollo Group of Hospitals.

The centre shall be operational for CGHS beneficiaries wef 01/09/2010.

The CGHS beneficiaries (Serving and Pensioners) who are on regular maintenance Haemo-dialysis can utilize the facility at the CGHS Apollo Dialysis Center, Sadiq Nagar with valid permission letter from their respective CMO Incharges of the Wellness Centres.



TODAY IS THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY...

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TWO YEARS HAS ROLLED..!





TODAY IS THE SECOND ANNIVERSARY

AS WE ENTER INTO THE THIRD YEAR AFTER COMPLETING A GLORIOUS TWO YEARS, WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK FROM OUR HEART TO THE RESPECTED VIEWERS FOR ACHIEVING THIS..!

EXPECTING THE SAME KIND OF ENCOURAGEMENT, CRITICISM AND THROUGH FROM ALL OF YOU...!

THANK YOU.

NANDHI



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Time Scale Promotion and Restructuring in Military Nursing Service (MNS)

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Revision in Time Scale Promotion and Restructuring of posts in Select Ranks in Military Nursing Service (MNS) approved

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of cadre restructuring of Military Nursing Services (MNS). The proposal approved by the Cabinet includes:-

Upgradation of 74 posts of Lt Col (Time Scale) to the rank of Lt. Col (Select) and above. Now, there will be 2 Major Generals, 18 Brigadiers, 58 Colonels and 157 Colonels (Select) in MNS.

Revision of service criteria in the Time Scale promotion in the non Select Rank up to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Time Scale) will be as follows : Captain- 3 years (from existing 5 years); Major – 8 years (from existing 12 years) and Lt.Col.(TS) – 16 years (from existing 20 years).

Qualifying service for Lieutenant Colonel (Select) rank by Selection Board revised from the existing 18 years to 14 years.

The decision will reduce stagnation in the various ranks of Military Nursing Service by increasing the number of select appointments. It will also help in retaining competent and qualified nursing officers in service by providing adequate opportunities for career progression.

Background:

The last cadre review of Military Nursing Service was carried out in the year 1986. The authorized strength of MNS cadre is 3860 and there are only 161 select rank posts in the MNS cadre. There is a steep pyramidal structure at higher select ranks. An MNS officer is able to pick up the select appointment in the rank of Lieutenant Colonel approximately after 26-28 years of service, when she is around 46-48 years of age.
On account of limited number of vacancies, arising out of superannuation, there is large scale supersession of many deserving nursing officers (both specialised and non-specialised) in the Promotion Boards for promotion to higher ranks. Apart from causing de-motivation among these nursing officers, non-selection for promotion also leads to seeking premature retirement by such experienced nursing officers.
To retain such qualified and trained nursing offices, it has been considered necessary to improve promotional avenues at all levels so as to mitigate the hardship of nursing officers by increasing the number of posts in select grade appointments within the overall strength of cadre.





Source: PIB

Friday, August 27, 2010

Training of Group `D’ Employees of Departmental Canteens-Nominations from Ministries/Departments

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No.25/1/2008-Dir.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
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Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market.
New Delhi, dated 26th August,2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :     Training of Group `D’ Employees of Departmental Canteens-Nominations from Ministries/Departments – regarding.

      The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 17.10.2008 and subsequent reminders dated 29.10.2008 and 19.10.2009 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the 6th Central Pay Commission has recommended that all posts of staff in Group ‘D’ categories will be placed in the revised Pay Band – 1 alongwith Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- once the staff occupying these posts, are suitably retrained and made multi-skilled. In view of this recommendation of 6th CPC, it has been decided to train all Group `D’ staff of the canteens namely, Safaiwala, Wash Boy, Bearer and Tea/Coffee Maker, working in the non-statutory Canteens, who do not possess minimum essential qualifications, are required to be made multi-skilled for placement in the revised Pay Band – 1 meant for Group `C’ posts. In addition. keeping in view the changing requirement of the Canteens services, it has also been decided to train all the erstwhile Group `D’ employees of canteens who have been placed under PB-1.

2.       Accordingly, the concerned Ministries/Departments etc. controlling the non-statutory Canteens have been requested to nominate Group `D’ employees of the Departmental Canteens for training, however, very few Ministries/Departments have nominated their canteen staff for the training.

3.       In this regard, the concerned Ministries/Departments are hereby informed that the responsibility, if any, in view of 6th CPC recommendations for placement of Group `D’ staff of canteen to PB-1 without providing requisite training, shall lie with them.

4.       All Ministries/Departments are once again requested that details of all Group `D’ Canteen employees who have been placed in PB-1, be furnished to this Department in the enclosed proforma by 10th September, 2010 positively to enable this Department to compile the list for arranging training at the earliest in Delhi and outside Delhi.
Encl : As above


s/d
(Rajiv Manjhi)
Director (Canteens)




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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Union Cabinet approved Direct Tax Code (DTC)

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Direct Tax Code gets nod

Paving the way for radical reform and simplification in the Direct Tax system the Union Cabinet on Thursday approved the much-talked about Direct Tax Code (DTC) Bill proposing to provide more Income Tax relief to salaried class.

The DTC Bill, which seeks to replace the archaic Income Tax Act, 1961, proposes to raise the Income Tax exemption limit from existing Rs 1.6 lakh to Rs Two lakh, highly placed sources said. The Income Tax exemption limit for senior citizens is proposed to be raised to Rs 2.5 lakh.

Under the moderate tax slab suggested in the DTC Bill the government proposes tax rate of
10 per cent for income between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh,
20 per cent for income between Rs 5 lakh -
Rs 10 lakh and 30 per cent for income over Rs 10 lakh.

Currently the Income Tax rate is 10 per cent on income above Rs 1.6 lakh and upto Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on income above Rs 5 lakh and upto Rs 8 lakh and 30 per cent on income above Rs 8 lakh.

The first draft of the DTC bill had suggested
10 per cent tax on income between Rs 1.60 lakh and Rs 10 lakh,
20 per cent on income between Rs 10 and Rs 25 lakh and
30 per cent beyond that
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The DTC Bill proposes to levy Corporate Tax at 30 per cent and there will be no cess and surcharge on it, sources said. The DTC Bill will be introduced in the ongoing Monsoon session of Parliament.

The Cabinet at its hour-long meeting chaired by the Prime Minister discussed at length various provisions of the DTC Bill, which will seek to bring about radical reforms and simplification in direct tax structure including the Income Tax rates and exemptions.

The overall thrust of the DTC Bill will be on bringing about simplification of direct tax system including personal Income Tax and Corporate Tax with “an in-built bias” in favour of moderation of tax rates, sources close to the preparation of draft legislation said.

Provisions of the DTC Bill stipulating the tax rates in direct tax front including Income tax and Corporate Tax will come into effect once it the legislation is approved by both houses of Parliament.

The government plans to implement various provisions of the DTC Bill with effect from April One 2011.

It is learnt that the government is likely to introduce the DTC Bill either tomorrow or next Monday in both houses of Parliament. After its introduction the draft DTC will be sent to Select Committee of both houses for scrutiny.

After examining the recommendations of the Select Committee the government will move the DTC Bill for approval of Parliament in the Winter Session.

Later, talking to newspersons, the Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee said, “The whole objective is that a plethora of exemptions will be limited. (Income) tax slabs will be three. Rate of taxes will be taken in the schedule so that they need not be changed every year,” he said. The Finance Ministry submitted the draft DTC Bill for consideration of the Cabinet after examining responses from various stake holders including trade, industry and corporate sector.

Source: Deccan Herald

CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME FOR INTEREST SUBSIDY ON EDUCATIONAL LOANS

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PRESS INFORMATION BUREAU
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
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CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME FOR INTEREST SUBSIDY ON EDUCATIONAL LOANS

New Delhi: August 18, 2010



The Central Government has launched a new Central Scheme to provide full interest subsidy during the period of moratorium on educational loans for students belonging to economically weaker sections (with parental family income from all sources of less than Rs.4.5 lakh annually) from scheduled banks under the Educational Loan Scheme of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for pursuing courses of studies in professional/technical streams from recognized institutions in India.

The Scheme is effective for all IBA approved educational loans sanctioned to eligible students in respect of courses of studies in technical and professional streams from recognized institutions in India, from the academic year 2009-10. This Scheme is an overlay of the existing IBA Education Loan Scheme.

The modalities have been finalized in consultation with the Indian Banks’ Association and circulated to all member banks for implementation. Under the Scheme, proof of income is required to be certified by authorities to be designated by the State Governments. Accordingly, the Ministry has written to all Chief Secretaries of States/Union Territories to intimate the designated authority / authorities (at the District/Sub-District/Block, etc. levels) to the District Level Consultative Committee (DLCC) so that banking authorities at the branch level where students would be approaching for availing the benefit of the scheme would be aware of the same.

Eligible students who wish to avail of the benefits of the Scheme can approach the respective bank branch from where they availed of the education loan and complete the necessary formalities including obtaining the certification in respect of annual family income from the competent authority at the Block/Tehsil/District Level, so that the individual student accounts could be credited with the interest due on the loan for the academic year 2009-10 onwards.

Canara Bank is the nodal Bank, for the member Banks of IBA, for claiming reimbursement of interest credited to student accounts.

The details of the Scheme as well as the above communications are available on the website of this Ministry at www.education.nic.in. The Scheme is effective from 1.4.2009.



Source: PIB

Interest bearing advances/Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation on House Building Advance-enhancement in past cases-regarding

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No.I-17011/2(1)/2009-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
(Housing -III section)
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Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated:- the 14th July, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:     Interest bearing advances/Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendation on House Building Advance-enhancement in past cases-regarding.

       The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Ministry's O.M. No.I-17011/2(1)/2009-H.III dated 27th November, 2008 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided in consultations with Ministry of Finance to make the afore-said orders applicable with effect from 1st January, 2006. Accordingly, an enhancement of House Building Advance, if applied for, may be granted for an amount equivalent to the difference between the previously sanctioned amount and the new amount determined on the basis of pay in the pay band, in past cases, where HBA was sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27-11-2008 subject to complying following conditions:-

(a)       The Government servant should not have drawn the entire amount of HBA sanctioned under earlier orders and /or where construction is not completed/full cost towards acquisition of house/flat is yet to be paid.

(b)       There will be no deviation from the approved plan of construction on the basis of which the original sanction of House Building Advacne was accorded. The revised cost of the original plan can, however, be considered for determining the additional amount, subject to the prescribed maximum limits.

(c)       Supplementary Mortgage Deed, Personal Bond and Sureties will be drawn and executed at the expense of the loanee.

(d)       The actual entitlement will be restricted to the repaying capacity computed on the basis of the formula laid down in this Ministry's O.M. No.I-17015/16/92-H.III. dated 17.10.2000. It should be ensured that the entire amount of advance with interest is recovered before retirement of the Government servant.

(e)      Rate of Interest: The rate of interest chargeable in such cases would be as per the slab applicable to the total sanctioned amount i.e. amount already sanctioned on or after 1-1-2006 but before 27.11.2008 plus the enhanced sanction. However, the new rate of interest would be chargeable only on collective amount that would remain outstanding on grant of enhancement so granted. Thus, the amount of HBA that has already been re-paid on old rates will not attract the fresh interest charges.

2.      However, the existing limit of maximum admissible amount of Rs.7.50 lakh for the purpose of construction/purchase of new house/flat and Rs.1.80 lakh would remain unchanged. In other words, the sum total of previously sanctioned HBA and the enhancement granted under these orders cannot exceed the aforesaid limits. In any case, not more than one enhancement is admissible to a Govt. employee.

3.       The applications for enhanced HBA should be submitted within six months from the date of issue of this order.

4.      Ministries/Departments whose branch offices are situated in the far flung areas like in case of Ministry of Defence, etc., are advised to give wider publicity to these orders through modern communication mean like facimile e-mail, web-sites etc. so that there is no occassion for any representation for extending the time limits of six months on the grounds of receiving these orders late.



s/d
(V.K. Gupta)
Deputy Financial Adviser



Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers at Railway Stations

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Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers at Railway Stations

There are more than 8000 railway stations on Indian Railways with approximately 14,700 platforms. Based on the passenger earnings, these stations are categorized as ‘A-1’, ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’, ‘D’, ‘E’ and ‘F’ category. Facilities for physically handicapped passengers at stations are provided in terms of short term and long term facilities. Short term facilities are available at most of the ‘A-1’, ‘A’ and ‘B’ category stations which deal with approximately 75 per cent of passenger traffic. Items under short term facilities are as under:-

I. Provision of standard ramp with railing for barrier free entry.
II. Earmarking at least one parking lot for two vehicles used by physically challenged persons.
III. Provision of a non-slippery walkway from parking lot to building.
IV. Provision of signages of appropriate visibility.
V. Provision of at least one drinking water tap suitable for use by a disabled person.
VI. Provision of at least one toilet on the ground floor.
VII. ‘May I help You’ Booth.

Long Term Facilities comprise arrangements for inter platform transfer and engraving on edges of platform. Arrangements for inter platform transfer is available at most of the ‘A-1’, ‘A’ and ‘B’ category stations. These facilities are planned to be provided progressively at remaining stations after provision of short term facilities.

It is planned to provide 100 escalators at 50 important railway stations and other places of religious, historical and tourists importance.

Indian Railways are manufacturing passenger coaches with special designed compartment and European toilet pans adapted to the need of physically challenged passengers/senior citizens. Public conveniences in the form of toilets for physically challenged passengers/senior citizens are available at most of the ‘A-1’, ‘A’ and ‘B’ category stations.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Govt implementing One-Rank One-Pension for ex-servicemen

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Govt implementing One-Rank One-Pension for ex-servicemen

Appealing to ex-servicemen not to take the extreme step of returning their gallantry awards, government today said it has started implementing recommendations of the high level panel on One-Rank One-Pension.

However, Defence Minister A K Antony said in the Rajya Sabha that implementing the award in one go was difficult.

"In one stretch, we will not be able to implement it but we are near that goal... it is a long process," he said.

He said the government has implemented all recommendations of the committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary which went into the demands for One-Rank One-Pension.

This would have a financial implication of Rs 2,200 crore and would help 12 lakh ex-servicemen, he said.


Source: PTI

Main aspects of one-rank one-pension addressed: Govt.

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Main aspects of one-rank one-pension addressed: Govt.

With ex-servicemen protesting over the one-rank one-pension issue, Government has said the main aspects of the demand have already been addressed which are benefitting around 12 lakh personnel.

"The main aspects have already been addressed in-principle and there has been a substantial addressing of the issue and I think 12 lakh personnel below officer rank have benefitted because of these decisions," Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju said in New Delhi on Tuesday.

Ex-servicemen have been demanding equal pension for personnel retiring from the same rank irrespective of their date of retirement.

Persons retiring before the pay commission cut-off date get lesser pension than those retiring after that date.

Recently, while replying to a Parliamentary query, Raju had stated that government had accepted several recommendations of a Committee looking into the 'one rank one pension' demand to improve benefits of armed forces pensioners.

Among the recommendations were revision of Lt Generals' pension after carving out a separate pay scale for them and bringing parity between pension of pre- and post-October 10, 1997 for pensioners of personnel below officer rank. Fifth Pay Commission was implemented on that day.

He had said that around 12 lakh pensioners have benefitted by the government's decisions.
Source: DD News

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

New Dialysis Center for Central Government Employees and Pensioners

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CGHS-Apollo Dialysis Center to be a Precursor of Standalone Dialysis Units First of its kind PPP Initiative to be Inaugurated tomorrow

In a pioneering initiative and first of its kind in Central Government Health Scheme(CGHS), Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad will inaugurate a standalone haemodialysis centre at Sadiq Nagar CGHS Wellness centre, here tomorrow. This pilot project shall be a testing pad in CGHS before such units are rolled out at District Level under the National Program for control of Diabetes. This is being started as a pilot project in collaboration with M/S Alliance Medicorp (India) Limited, Chennai a JV company of Apollo Health and Lifestyle Ltd. (Apollo Group of Hospitals) under Public Private partnership. Secretary (Health) Ms K Sujatha Rao, Director General Health Services Dr R K Shrivastava and Chairman Apollo group Sh Pratap Chander Reddy will be present on the occasion.

Currently in India dialysis units are set up within hospitals mainly due to shortage of nephrologists leading to scarcity of dialysis units. CGHS beneficiaries often suffer hardship for dialysis as demand far exceeds the supply. CGHS refers quite a few of its beneficiaries to private empanelled hospitals. In Delhi around 40 – 50 patients require dialysis per day. Further in years to come, need for dialysis is likely to go up in view of prevalent diseases like diabetes and hypertension which lead to chronic Kidney disease and renal failure. Therefore Public Health sector shall have to cater to significantly increased demand for dialysis and concept of standalone dialysis has been looked into for meeting this demand. In this model dialysis unit is not located in a hospital and therefore eliminating the need of availability of Nephrologist round the clock as Dialysis station is manned by trained medical and paramedical staff under the overall supervision of Nephrologists who ensure quality control as per laid down protocol. Without exploring the possibility of commissioning standalone dialysis units it may never be possible to meet this demand . While identifying a private partner Apollo Hospitals scored better in overall support mechanism of Nephrologist, Human Resources, Referral, Complications Management, Performance Report and Grievance Redressal. Chronic renal failure is a disease where patient’s kidneys are either compromised or stop functioning and are unable to clear toxic wastes from the body. Dialysis is regarded as a "holding measure" until a renal transplant can be performed, or sometimes as the only lifelong supportive measure in those for whom a transplant would be inappropriate.

A space of 2400 sq. ft. covered area has been renovated to suit the requirements for providing state of art dialysis facility .It shall have a capacity to dialyze up to 21 cases of Chronic Renal Failure per day with seven functional Dialysis machines (and an additional stand by machine) and shall be operational from 7 A.M. to 8 P.M. for 310 days in a year. If maximally utilized it shall be able to undertake 6510 dialysis per year.

Dialysis machine works on the principle of the diffusion (Waste removal) of solutes and ultra filtration(Fluid Removal) across a semi permeable membrane .a thin layer of material that contains various sized holes, or pores through which smaller solutes and fluid pass through but blood cells, and large proteins can’t). Substances in water tend to move from an area of high concentration to an area of low concentration Blood flows by one side of a semi-permeable membrane, and a dialysate (dialysis fluid), flows by the opposite side .this counter current being beneficial for removal of urea and creatinine accumulation of which in blood are life threatening.

This joint venture would fruitfully cater to the need of maintenance haemodialysis of CGHS beneficiaries by in house management of such patients. This center would be extremely beneficial to CGHS patients of chronic renal failure by providing timely haemodialysis and mitigate suffering thereby improving the quality of life and productivity. This center shall also reduce dependence of CGHS on private empanelled hospitals and government hospitals.
Source: PIB

Cabinet likely to consider DTC Bill on Thursday

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Cabinet likely to consider DTC Bill on Thursday

Struggling to meet the deadline of introducing a much awaited tax reforms bill, the Cabinet is likely to consider the Direct Taxes Code on Thursday, a move aimed at rationalising rates and improving tax compliance.

A proposal is before the Union Cabinet for consideration and passage of the DTC Bill, a source told PTI.

The government plans to introduce DTC, which will replace the archaic Income Tax Act, from next fiscal. The government is, however, unlikely to meet the deadline for introduction of yet another important piece of tax reforms - the Goods and Services Tax.

If introduced in the monsoon session that ends on August 31, the DTC Bill is expected to be referred to a Parliamentary Standing Committee on finance and may be passed during the winter session to make the reforms effective from the deadline -- April 1, next year.
Source: PTI

Admissibility of full pension to Railway servants retiring on or after 01.01.2006

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PC-VI -- 223/2010
RBE No.118/2010
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. F(E)III/2008/PN1/13
New Delhi, dated 10.08.2010
The GMs & FA & CAOs,
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list).

Sub:     Admissibility of full pension to Railway servants retiring on or after 01.01.2006 - regarding.
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            Clarifications are being sought from this office by the Zonal Railway Administrations in connection with the revised instructions issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare regarding grant of full pension to Government servants retiring on or after 01.01.2006, and its applicability to those employees who are absorbed in Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous bodies.

2.        It is informed that the Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare, vide their O.M. dated 10.12.2009, circulated on the Zonal Railways etc. vide this office letter of even number dated 15.12.2009, has dispensed with the linkage of full pension with 33 years of qualifying service with effect from 01.01.2006, instead of the earlier to pension cut off date of 02.09.2008. As such, all employees becoming entitled to pension on completion of 10 years of qualifying service in accordance with Rule 69(2) of the Railway Service (Pension) Rules, 1993, on or after 01.01.2006, are eligible for pension equal to 50% of the emoluments or average emoluments, whichever is more beneficial to them. With the issue of these instructions, the concept of pro-rata pension has ceased to exist with effect from 1.1.2006. This provision is equally to those employees who have been permanently absorbed in PSUs/Autonomous Bodies and have since become entitled to monthly pension in terms of the extant instructions.

3.          All the Zonal Railways etc. are, therefore, advised to settle the pending cases accordingly.

4.          Please acknowledge receipt.


s/d
(Sunil Bhardwaj)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III
Railway Board.
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Monday, August 23, 2010

Model RRs for the post of Lower Division Clerk

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No. AB-14017/32/2009-Estt (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi

Dated the 7th October, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Model RRs for the post of Lower Division Clerk

The 2nd Administrative Reforms Commission in their 10th Report have recommended that the minimum qualification for recruitment to the post of
LDCs should be 12th Pass or equivalent. These recommendations have been considered in this Department and it has been decided to accept the same. Accordingly, a copy of the fresh Model RRs for the post of Lower Division Clerk is forwarded herewith for framing and amendment of existing Rules by the respective Ministries/Departments. In case any modification is required depending upon the requirement of the Department having regard to the structure/functional requirements etc., the proposal may be sent to this Department for approval. The Ministry of Home Affairs are also requested to forward these Model RRs to the UT Administrations for appropriate action.

2. All Ministries/Departments are requested to forward the Model RRs to all attached/subordinate offices for amending their RRs. These may also be forwarded to all autonomous/statutory bodies for adoption.

3. Hindi version will follow.

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

 

Model Recruitment Rules for the post of Lower Division Clerk

1. Name of Post Lower Division Clerk
2. Number of Post * (year of framing)
*Subject to variation dependent on workload
3. Classification General Central Service Group 'C' Non-Gazetted/Ministerial
4. Pay Band and Grade Pay Pay Band - 1 Rs. 5200-20200 Grade Pay Rs. 1900/-
5. Whether selection post or non selection post Non-Selection
6. Whether benefit of added years of service admissible under Rule 30 of the CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 Not applicable
7. Age limit for direct recruitment Between 18 and 27 years of age (relaxable for Government servants up to 40 years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government)

Note: The crucial date for determining the age limit shall be as fixed by the Staff Selection Commission. (Where recruitment is not through SSC, crucial date for determining the age limit shall be the last date for receipt of applications.)
8. Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits (i) 12th Class or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board or University
(ii) A typing speed of 30 w.p.m. in English or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi on manual typewriter Or A typing speed of 35 w.p.m.in English or 30 w.p.rn.in Hindi on computer.
9. Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruitment will apply in the case of promotees Yes, to the extent indicated in Col.11
10. Period of probation, if any Two years
11 Method of recruitment whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation /absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods (i) 85 % by direct recruitment through SSC. (The words "through SSC" may be deleted, where recruitment is not through SSC). (ii) 10% of the vacancies shall be filled from amongst the Group C Staff in the Grade Pay of Rs.1800 and who possess 12th Class pass or equivalent qualification and have rendered 3 years regular service in the grade, on the basis of departmental qualifying examination. The maximum age limit for eligibility for examination is 45 years. (50 years of age for the SC/ST)

Note:- If more of such employees than the number of vacancies available under Clause (ii) qualified at the examination, such excess number of employees shall be considered for filling the vacancies arising in the subsequent years so that the employees qualifying at an earlier examination are considered before those who qualify at a later examination. (iii) 5% of the vacancies shall be filled on seniority-cum fitness basis from Group C employees who have 3 years regular service in posts with the Grade Pay of Rs.1800.
12. In case of recruitment by promotion/deputation/ absorption grades from which promotion/deputation/absorption to be made As stated in Col.11
13 If DPC exists, what is its composition Group C Departmental Promotion Committee. (Full composition to be indicated)
14 Circumstances in which UPSC is to be consulted in making recruitment Not applicable

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Permitted to Withdraw Cash Five Times in a Month Free of Charge from other Banks’ ATMs

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Customers of a Bank Allowed to Withdraw Cash Five Times in a Month Free of Charge from other Banks’ ATMs

Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) has reported that banks have been permitted by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to allow free cash withdrawal at their ATMs by customers from other banks upto five times in a month free of charge. Banks are generally complying with the guidelines issued by RBI in this regards from time to time.

No incident regarding non-conforming of RBI’s directions had come to the notice of the Government.

This information was provided by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in reply to an Unstarred Question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Grant of Dearness Relief to the Railway pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

PC-VI No.221
RBE No.115/2010


New Delhi, dated 10.08.2010

S.No.PC-VI/222
No.PC-V/2009/A/DR/1


The General Managers/CAO(R)
All Indian Railways / PUs

(As per standard mailing list)

Sub:    Grant of Dearness Relief to the Railway pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f.1-1-2010.

             A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/18/2010-P&W (G) dated 29-6-2010 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.

2.          In pursuance of the enhanced rates of ex-gratia to the surviving SRPF (C) retirees issued vide Board's letter No. F(E)III/98/PNI/Ex-Gr./3 dated 15.11.2006 para 1 (ii) of DoP&PW's O.M. dated 29-6-2010 may be read as under:- "The surviving Group 'A', 'B', 'C' and 'D' SRPF (Contributory) beneficiaries who had retired from service during the period from 01.04.1957 to 31.12.1985 and have been sanctioned enhanced slab-wise ex-gratia @ Rs.3000/-, Rs.1000/-, Rs.750/- and Rs.650/- per month respectively w.e.f. 01.11.2006, in lieu of uniform rate of Rs.600/-p.m. are entitled to Dearness Relief @87% w.e.f. 1.1.2010."

        3. A concordance of various instructions and orders referred to in the enclosed office memoranda with reference to corresponding Railway instructins is indicated below:-

S.No. Para No. No. and date of Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners' welfare's O.M. No.& date of Corresponding orders issued by Railway Board
1. 1 of OM dated 29-6-2010 OM No.42/12/2009-P&PW (G) dated 17-11-2009 PC-V/2009/A/DR/1 dt.07-01-2010
2. 2 of OM dated 17.11.2009 OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW (E) dt. 16.12.1997 F(E)III/97/PN1/EX-Gr/3 dt. 31.12.1997


4.          This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5.          Hindi version will follow.

DA: As above



s/d
(N.P.Singh)
Dy.Director, Pay Commission - V
Railway Board.



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Friday, August 20, 2010

Income Tax Refund : Salaried Tax Payers use this facility upto 31st August

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I-T Refund' fortnight from August 16 to 31

The Income Tax Department will observe the second fortnight of August 2010 as ‘I-T Refund' period to solve the long pending complaints of the salaried tax payers up to the assessment year 2008-2009, said Prema Malini Vasan, Chief Commissioner of Income Tax on Wednesday.

“I-T Refund fortnight will be observed throughout the State from August 16 to 31. Our officers will sit with the assessees and solve the issue across the table. Currently, we have around 2,200 complaints pending with the department with regard to non-receipt of refunds for a long time,” Ms. Vasan told The Hindu.

Department officials have requested the aggrieved salaried tax payers to bring along with them the original TDS certificate, Form 16, PAN card, TAN number, bank account details and current postal address. Additionally, tax payers can view their tax credit status by logging on to www.tin-nsdl.com, the officers said.

Inaugurating the four-day Special Return Receipt Counters at Aayakar Bhavan, Ms. Vasan said that she expected more than 2.5 lakh salaried assessees to make use of the facility. The salaried tax payers of Tambaram and Kancheepuram Income Tax office can also make use of the facility. Recently, the department opened special counters at eight different places in the city in which more than 40,000 assessees filed their returns.

At Aayakar Bhavan, 40 Special Return Receipt Counters and 20 help desks have been set up to help the tax payers that would be manned by 25 officers, 250 staff and some volunteers. Separate counters have been set up for senior citizens and differently-abled persons. The counters will operate from 9.45 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. on each day till Saturday. At Tambaram, 14 special counters are manned by 14 officers and 50 staff.

“So far, the department has collected 22 per cent of taxes for the financial year 2010-2011 amounting to Rs.5,500 crore. The target for this year is Rs.28,150 crore against Rs.25,000 crore for last year,” she said.

Last year, 2.51 lakh assessees made use of the special counters. In all, the department last year received more than 18.67 lakh paper returns and 4 lakh assessees e-returns.



Source: The Hindu

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and revision of package rates applicable under Central Government Health Scheme

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Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has published the Latest and Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and revision of package rates applicable under Central Government Health Scheme for Delhi, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Bangaluru cities.
The complete details of Treatment Procedure and Rates with deseases.


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Extension of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP) to Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies

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No.35034/3/2010-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (D)


North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 3rd August. 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject:       Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme for the central Government civilian employees – Clarification regarding.

*****


      The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T)’s Office Memorandum of even number dated the 19th May, 2009 on the subject cited above. Consequent upon introduction of the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS), in view of para 14 of the Annexure-I of the Scheme, a number of proposals/references seeking extension of the Scheme to Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies under various Ministries/Departments have been received by the Department of Expenditure. The Department of Expenditure has felt that keeping the large number of Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies in view, it would be appropriate to delegate the power the approving such proposals to the administrative Ministries/Departments concerned. The Department of Expenditure has accordingly approved for extending the benefits of the MACPS to the Central Autonomous/Statutory Bodies under various Ministries/Departments subject to them satisfying the following four conditions:

      (i)       The earlier ACP Scheme was also implemented/adopted by the said Autonomous/Statutory Body.

      (ii)       The proposal to adopt MACP Scheme has been approved by the Governing Body/Board of Directors.

      (iii)       The Administrative Ministry/Financial Adviser of the Ministry has concurred with the proposal.

      (iv) The financial implications of adoption of MACP Scheme have been taken into account by the Organisation/Body and the additional financial implications can be met by it within the existing Budget Grants.

2.       As per the revised arrangement, the proposal shall be processed by the Financial Advisor concerned in the first instance and subject to it meeting the requirements spelt out at (i). (ii) and (iv) above, he would obtain the orders of the administrative Head/Secretary concerned for approving the extension of MACPS to such a body.

3.       Above is brought to the notice of all concerned Ministry/Department in continuation of para 14 of Annexure-1 of MACPS dated 19.05.2009.

4.       Hindi version will follow.



(A.K. Srivasatava)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Offering Distance & E- Learning Programmes to Central Government employees

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Department of Personnel and Training and Indira Gandhi National Open University have come together and signed a MoU for offering Distance & E- Learning Programmes to Central Government employees.

The Central Government employees can now enrol for a wide spectrum of Distance & E-Learning Programmes offered by IGNOU and get their fees reimbursed on successfully completing the programmes.

Distance &E-Learning Programmes for Government Employees (DELPGE)
1. Purpose/Objective
     The purpose of the Programme is to increase the availability and flexibility of options open to employees for enhancing their knowledge and skills in order to improve the functioning of Government organisations and the delivery of services to the public.

2. Eligibility:
(i)      The Programme is open to Central Employees (working in Ministries/Departments/Attached offices) and the faculty members of State Apex Training Institutions. The officers working under Public Sector Undertakings are not eligible for the Programmes covered under this Programme.
(ii) The specific conditions of eligibility of employees (including level of employee and Ministries covered) for each module/course will be decided for each course/module and notified from time to time by DoPT.

3. Types of Courses Offered under the Programme
     The following category of courses are open for enrolment under this programme:-
(i) Short-Duration Specialised modules:- The specialised Modules are basically oriented to cater to the requirement of Government employees in a specific domain.
(ii) Certificate Programmes:
(iii) Masters, PG and PG Diploma Programmes.

4. Notification of Courses/Programmes:-
     The menu of courses/programmes on offer shall be reviewed annually by the Committee headed by the Joint Secretary, Training, Department of Personnel and Training with the members drawn from different Ministries.
Besides recommending the programmes to be offered under this Programme, the Committee shall also make recommendations on the eligibility of the employees of different Ministries for the select courses.

5. Course review committee for upgrading the course material:-
(i) For certain Ministry specific courses, respective Nodal Ministry will be represented in the Course review Committee of IGNOU. The committee may also co-opt the following:-
(a) Representative of the nodal Ministry
(c) Director in charge distance learning in DoPT
The Course Review Committee may meet from time to time to review the course content based on the general feedback and make such recommendations as deemed necessary.

6. Admission Procedure
(i) The employees concerned have to apply directly in response to the admission notification of IGNOU subject to availability of funds.
(ii)The number of seats for Employees in each programme shall be limited to 50 and these will be offered on a first come first served basis.

7. Payment and Reimbursement of Fees
(i) The employees enrolling for the courses under this Programme will pay the required course fees to IGNOU. The amount so paid shall be re-imbursed to the employee on his/her successful completion of the course by IGNOU.
(ii) Employees failing to complete the course in the time limits and / or with the minimum qualifying grades prescribed by IGNOU shall not be eligible for any reimbursement.
(iii) Reimbursement for the Masters programme is available to an employee only once in his/her career.
(iv) The participants are eligible to enrol for only one programme at a time under this Programme.
(v) An officer is eligible to claim reimbursement/refund for successful  completion of maximum of ten (10) numbers of Units in a block of five (5) years.  The equivalent units for each course/programme are listed in the Table below:-

Sl.No.  Category Category/  Type  of
Course/Programme 
Equivalent
Units 
Maximum  Units
permissible  in  a
Block of 5 Years
A    • Certificate/
• Advance Certificate
• PG Certificate
2 Unit    10  Units(  with
different
combinations  of
A,B,C and D) 
2 B • Masters   8 Units
3 C • PG Diploma
• Advance Diploma
• Diploma 
4 Units 
4 D • Select/Specialised Module  1 Unit 


(vi)While applying for the programme, the applicant shall enclose an employment certificate as per prescribed Performa.

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List of Programmes offered under Distance & E-Learning Programmes for Government Employees (DELPGE)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Revised Pay Structure for School Teachers, Librarians, PG Teachers, Head Masters & Trained Graduate of Railways Schools

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
PC-VI No.221
RBE No.111/2010


New Delhi, dated 09.08.2010
No.E(P&A)I-2009/PS-5/PE-4

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways / PUs


Sub:     Revision of pay scales for Railway School Teachers in Misc. categories - on the recommendations of VI CPC.
***********
            The Ministry of Railways on the accepted recommendations of VI CPC, had revised the pay structure for the Primary School Teachers, Trained Graduate Teachers, Post Graduate Teachers of Railways Schools vide Board's letter No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 dated 22.9.2008.

2.         The issue regarding revision in the pay scale of misc. categories of teachers was under consideration of Board in consultation with the nodal Ministry i.e. Ministry of Human Resource Development. It has now been decided to revised the pay scales of these categories as follows:-

(i)          Miscellaneous categories of Teachers such as Music Teachers etc. / Librarian whose pay structure was at par with Primary Teachers before 01.01.2006.

Post Grade Present
Scale(Rs.)
Revised Scale(Rs.)
Music Teacher
etc./Librarian
Basic Grade
Senior Grade
Selection Grade
4500 - 7000
5500 - 9000
6500 - 10500
9300 - 34800 + 4200 PB-2
9300 - 34800 + 4600 PB-2
9300 - 34800 + 4800 PB-2


(ii)          Miscellaneous categoreis of Teachers such as drawing Teahcer, Music Teachers etc. / Librarian whose pay structure was at par with Trained Graduate Teachers before 01.01.2006.

Post Grade Present
Scale(Rs.)
Revised Scale(Rs.)
Drawing / PET /
Home Science /
Yoga Music
Teacher etc. /
Librarian
Basic Grade
Senior Grade
Selection Grade
5500 - 9000
6500 - 10500
7500 - 12000
9300 - 34800 + 4600 PB-2
9300 - 34800 + 4800 PB-2
15600 - 39100 + 5400 PB-3


(iii)          The pay scale of Head Master working in Primary Schools and Middle Schools are as under:-

Post Grade Present
Scale(Rs.)
Revised Scale(Rs.)
Head Master
working in
Primary Schools.
Basic Grade
Senior Grade
Selection Grade
5500 - 9000
6500 - 10500
7500 - 12000
9300 - 34800 + 4600 PB-2
9300 - 34800 + 4800 PB-2
15600 - 39100 + 5400 PB-3
Head Master
working in
Middle Schools.
Basic Grade
Senior Grade
Selection Grade
6500 - 10500
7500 - 12000
8000 - 13500
9300 - 34800 + 4800 PB-2
15600 - 39100 + 5400 PB-3
15600 - 39100 + 6600 PB-3


3.          The revised pay structure will take effect w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

4.          This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
s/d
(Dharam Pal)
Deputy Director Estt. (P&A)II,
Railway Board.


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Monday, August 16, 2010

Low Cost Housing For Personnel

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Low Cost Housing For Personnel

Army Welfare Housing Organization (AWHO) has taken up construction of low cost housing for the serving and retired Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBOR) and widows of deceased PBORs under the Jai Jawan Awas Yojna (JJAY).

Under the scheme, houses have been constructed in Jaipur and Pune with an expenditure of Rs. 12 Crores and Rs. 20 crores respectively and construction has been taken up at Allahabad with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 15 crores. Further, planning for construction of houses has been taken up at Belgaum (Karnataka) and Bhatinda (Punjab) with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 23 crores each; and at Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) and Dehradun (Uttarakhand) with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 16 crore each.

Presently, the rates of dwelling units under JJAY schemes range between Rs. 8 to 12 lakhs, approximately. All serving and retired PBORs and widows of deceased PBORs and eligible for JJAY schemes which are allotted by a draw of lots in case the demand is more than the availability.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Bhudeo Choudhary in Lok Sabha today.

Source :PIB

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Employee can be sacked even if released on probation: SC

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Employee can be sacked even if released on probation: SC

The Supreme Court has held that an employee can be dismissed for moral turpitude even if he or she is released under the Probation of Offenders Act after being convicted for an offence.

"The conviction in a criminal case is one part of the case and release on probation is another. Therefore, grant of benefit of the provisions of Probation of Offenders Act, 1958, only enables the delinquent not to undergo the sentence on showing his good conduct during the period of probation.

"In case, after being released, the delinquent commits another offence, benefit of Probation of Offenders' Act, 1958, gets terminated and the delinquent can be made liable to undergo the sentence.



Source: PIB

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Reservation in promotion – Treatment of SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit

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No.36012/45/2005-Estt. (Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block
New Delhi- 110001.

Dated the 10th August. 2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation in promotion – Treatment of SC/ST candidates promoted on their own merit.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M.No.36028/17/2001-Estt(Res.) dated 11th July, 2002 which clarified that SC/ST candidates appointed by promotion on their own merit and not owing to reservation or relaxation of qualifications will be adjusted against un-reserved points of the reservation roster and not against reserved points. It was subsequently clarified by this Department’s O.M. No.36028/17/2001- Estt. (Res.) dated 31.1.2005 that the above referred O.M. took effect from 11.7.2002 and that concept of own merit did not apply to the promotions made by non-selection method.

2. Central Administration Tribunal, Madras Bench in O.A. No.900/2005 [S. Kalugasalamoorthy v/s. Union of India & Others] has set aside the O.M.No.36028/17/2001-Estt. (Res.) dated 31.1.2005 and held that when a person is selected on the basis of his own seniority. the scope of considering and counting him against quota reserved for SCs does not arise. The High Court of judicature at Madras in the matter of UOI v/s.S. Kalugasalamoorthy [ WP No.15926/2007 ] has upheld the decision of the Central Administrative Tribunal.

3. The matter has been examined in the light of the above referred judgments and it has been decided to withdraw O.M. No. 36028/17/2001- Estt. (Res.) dated 31.1.2005 referred to above. It is clarified that SC/ST candidates appointed by promotion on their own merit and seniority and not owing to reservation or relaxation of qualifications will be adjusted against unreserved points of reservation roster. irrespective of the fact whether the promotion is made by selection method or non-selection method. These orders will take effect from 2.7.1997. the date on which post based reservation was introduced.

4. These instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

(K.G.Verma)
Director



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CADRE RESTRUCTURING – COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED

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The Department has constituted a Committee for examination of cadre restructuring on 06.08.2010. The Committee will submit its report within three months

The copy of the order is furnished hereunder

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(SR Section)

Dak Bhawan
Parliament Street
New Delhi – 110001

No. 1/4/2010-SR

Dated: – 6th August, 2010

Subject: - Secretary (P)’s meeting with Postal Joint Council of Action on 12.07.2010 – Item No. 6 – Cadre Restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees, other than Accounts Cadres – Constitution of a Committee

This has reference to minutes of Secretary (P)’s meeting dated 12.07.2010 circulated vide No. 08/02/2010-SR dated 14.07.2010 on the above-mentioned subject.

2. As per decision taken in regard to item No. 6, dealing with cadre restructuring of Group ‘C’ employees, other than Accounts Cadres, a Committee comprising the following is constituted to examine the issue.


DDG (Estt) - Chairperson
Official Side Staff Side
DDG (P) Shri. K. V. Sridharan, GS, AIPEU G – ‘C’
Director (SPN) Shri. Giri Raj Singh, GS, AIRMS & MMS EU Group ‘C’
- Shri. D. Kishan Rao, GS, NAPE Gr. ‘C’


Shri. D. Theagarajan, General Secretary of National Union of RMS & MMS Group ‘C’ will attend the meetings of the Committee as an observer.

3. The Committee will submit its report within 3 months of its formation.



Sd/-
(Subhash Chander)
Director (SR & Legal)



Courtesy :NFPE

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Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Grant of financial upgradation under the Modified ACP Scheme – reckoning of Non-Functional Grade (NFG) to DR Assistants/DR Grade ‘C’ Stenographers

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINSTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC-VI/215
No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2
RBE No.101/2010
New Delhi, dated 21.7.2010

Sub: Grant of financial upgradation under the Modified ACP Scheme – reckoning of Non-Functional Grade (NFG) to DR Assistants/DR Grade ‘C’ Stenographers – clarification reg.

In supersession of Board’s Order of even number dated 17.2.2010, it is clarified that DR Assistants/DR Grade ‘C’ Stenographers who have got Non-Functional Grade (NFG) in the Grade Pay of RS.5400 would only be entitled to 3rd financial upgradation in the immediate grade pay of RS.6600 on completion of 30 years of continuous service or on completion of 10 years of stagnation in 2 single Grade Pay, whichever is earlier. No further financial upgradation would be admissible to such officials.

2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways and has the sanction of the President.

3. Hindi version is enclosed.


(N.P.Singh)
Dy. Director/ Pay Commission- V
Railway Board


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Extension of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme(MACP) to Staff Car Drivers of Central Government

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No.35011/03/2008-Estt (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (D)

North Block, New Delhi
Date: 30th July, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Extension of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme to the Staff Car Drivers of Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) the 19th May,2009 regarding introduction of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for the Central Government Civilian Employees and to say that para 13 of Annexure-I of the Scheme provides that Existing time-bound promotion scheme, including in-situ promotion scheme. Staff Car Driver Scheme or any other kind of promotion scheme existing for a particular category of employees in a Ministry/Department or its offices, may continue to be operational for the concerned category of employees if it is decided by the concerned administrative authorities to retain such Scheme, after necessary consultations or they may switch over to the MACPS. However, these Schemes shall not run concurrently with the MACPS.

2. In pursuance of the decision taken in the meeting of the Departmental Council (JCM) of Department of Personnel & Training held on 08.05.2010 in respect Agenda Item No. 57.31, it has been decided in consultation with the Department of Expenditure, the benefits of the MACPS shall also be extended to the regular Staff Car Drivers of the Central Government Ministries/Departments/Offices, as a fall back option, if they are unable to get promotion within the percentage based present system.

3. Para 13 of the Annexure-I of the MACPS accordingly stands modified to this effect. In other words, the Staff Car Driver Scheme and the MACPS shall run concurrently.

4. All Ministries/Departments may give wide circulation to this decision for general guidance and appropriate action in the matter.

5. Hindi version will follow.


S/d
(Smita Kumar)
Director(Estt.I)


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Promotion of UDCs of CSCS to the Assistant’s Grade of CSS on ad-hoc basis

with 4 comments
No.4/3/2010-CS.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 003
Dated, 5th August, 2010.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject    :    Promotion of UDCs of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) to the Assistant’s Grade of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) on ad-hoc basis.

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      The undersigned is directed to say that while approving the Cadre Restructuring of CSS, Cabinet had inter-alia decided upgrading of 1467 posts of UDCs to Assistant Grade of CSS. These posts are to be filled up on as is where is basis and hence there would be no change in the overall strength of Assistant/UDC in each cadre unit. Additional posts to the extent necessary to accommodate ad-hoc appointees, as per above scheme of things, would be deemed to have been upgraded in each Cadre. Since the regular promotion for the Select List year 2007, 2008 & 2009 have still not been finalized, it has been decided to make ad-hoc promotions from the Grade of UDC of CSCS to Assistant Grade of CSS of the following category :

i)       All eligible UDCs upto Select List Year 2001, in case of General and SC categories;
ii)       All eligible UDCs upto Select List Year 2005, in case of ST category.

2.       All the Cadre Units are requested to consider the cases of above category of UDCs for ad-hoc promotion to Assistant Grade and to issue promotion orders subject to their fitness and clearance from vigilance angle. These ad-hoc promotion would be initially for a period upto 31/12/2010 or until further orders or till regular. Assistants become available through the normal mode of recruitment as prescribed under the CSS Rules, whichever is earlier.

3.       The above category of officials may be promoted/appointed as Assistants on ad-hoc basis, after assessing their suitability for promotion by screening the records (ACRs) of the officials by the appointing authorities and also after ensuring that no vigilance case is either pending or being contemplated against the officials. The ad-hoc promotion/appointment is subject to following conditions: -

i)    the ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List or to claim seniority in the Assistants Grade of CSS:

ii)    ad-hoc appointments may be terminated at any point of time without giving any reason therefor;

iii)    the appointment on ad-hoc basis will take effect from the date of taking over charge of the post of Assistant of CSS:

iv)    the ad-hoc appointment in Assistant Grade would he continued only if they attend and qualify the mandatory training as and when nominated by CS.I (Training) Section of this Department failing which their ad-hoc appointment would be terminated.

4.       If any of the officials, who are covered, are on deputation, he/she may he given the option to revert within one month to avail of the ad-hoc promotion.

5.       All the Cadre Units are requested to take necessary action and the whole process may be completed on top priority basis within a period of one month latest by 6th September 2010. A copy of the appointment order may be endorsed to this Department. A report indicating the name and details of the UDCs who have been appointed/promoted to the post of Assistant on ad-hoc basis as well as those who have not been found fit, with reasons therefor. may be sent to this Department by 15th September 2010 in the prescribed proforma enclosed.

6.       It is likely that less than 1467 UDCs would be available upto the select list of 2001. Further zone will be issued as soon as information about promotions is received as per para 5 above. Revised cadre strength of Assistant and UDC will be notified ensuring that combined strength of Assistants and UDCs remains unchanged in any cadre unit, after the exercise is complete.


(J.MINZ)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
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Monday, August 09, 2010

Permission to avail of mileage points earned by Government servants on tickets purchased for official tour/visits

with 0 Comment
N0.11013/7/2008-Estt. (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
*****

North Block,
New Delhi,
Dated the 9th August, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 – Permission to avail of mileage points earned by Government servants on tickets purchased for official tour/visits and acceptance of ‘Free Companion Ticket’ introduced from time to time by various Airlines, by Government servants.

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The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No. 11013/7/2008-Estt. (A) dated 03.06.2008 on the subject mentioned above (copy enclosed) and to say that references are being received regarding the free companion/spouse ticket offers in the case of domestic travel extended by the airlines on payment of full fare.

2. In this context, Department of Expenditure have clarified as follows : -

(a) In their OM F.No. 7(1)/E.Coord/2008 dated 01.10.2008 instructions have been issued regarding :-

(i) Buying the cheapest fare in Economy/Business Class travel, preferably by getting information through the internet. (ii) Using Corporate Coupons for EconomylBusiness Class travel through proper planning and coordination.

(b) Instructions for travel on Government account only by Air India were thereafter issued on 13.07.2009. Subsequently, vide OM dated 01.10.2009, all the Ministries/Departments were notified about the ackages/concessions offered by Air lndia for Government of India Officials. All the above instructions were intended to effect economy in the matter of expenditure on air travel by Government of India officials, while on tours.

(c) In regard to whether the free companion ticket offered by Air India while on domestic official tour can be availed of, it may be noted that free companion tickets are provided by the Air lines for domestic travel against full fare tickets only. Purchase of full fare tickets defeats the purpose of instructions issued.

3. It is, therefore, clarified that Government of India officials are not expected to purchase full fare Air tickets but instead avail of - (a) the coupon supersaver booklets being offered by Air lndia for Government of India officials as notified vide the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) OM dated 1st October, 2009; (b) Supersaver scheme for Business class; or (c) go in for the cheapest Air India fare. In the circumstances, free companion/spouse ticket offers in the case of domestic travel, which are made on payment of full fare, cannot be availed of.

4. Accordingly, all Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure compliance of the instructions by all Government servants in this regard.


(P.PRABHAKARAN)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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TBOP/BCR schemes withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.2008 in Department of Posts

with 0 Comment


Reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR schemes stands withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.2008 consequent upon implementation of MACP

(Copy of letter No. 25-5/2010-PE.I dated 19.07.2010 of Department of Posts)

Sub: – Reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR schemes stands withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.2008 consequent upon implementation of MACP.

The undersigned is directed clarify the position in respect of reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR schemes w.e.f 01.09.2008 during periodical Establishment Reviews consequent upon implementation of MACP and withdrawal of TBOP/BCR Schemes as under:

“Consequent on implementation of Time Bound One Promotion (TBOP) Scheme and Biennial Cadre Review (BCR) Scheme, Department of Posts had imposed cuts of 5% in operative staff and 15% in supervisory staff w.e.f 30.11.1983 under TBOP Scheme and later on, additional cuts of 1% in operative staff and 5% in supervisory staff were introduced w.e.f. 01.10.1991 under BCR Scheme. These cuts were introduced as measure of matching savings to offset the financial implications on account of grant of financial upgradations to staff and for obtaining additional productivity. The number of posts reduced under this matching savings/productivity provisions were kept in view at the time of periodical reviews or establishment of augmentation proposals

The said TBOP and BCR Schemes have now been withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.20087 consequent upon implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACP).

Consequently, the number of operative/supervisory posts existing as on 01.09.2008 will be taken into consideration for the purpose of periodical reviews or augmentation proposals of Post Offices establishment. Thus, provisions relating to reduction of staff under TBOP/BCR Schemes stand also withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.2008.”

This issues with the approval of Secretary (P)



Sd/-
(Raj Kumar)
Director (Estt. & DE)

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Disbursement of salary to CG Employees on account of ONAM festival

with 0 Comment
No.3(2)/TA/2010/256
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
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Dated: 05.08.2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Disbursement of salary/wages to the Central Government Employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2010 on account of ONAM festival.

In view of the 'ONAM' festival, the Government have decided that the salary of all Central Government Employees in the State of Kerala for the month of August, 2010 may be drawn and disbursed by the Central Government offices (including Defence, Posts & Telecommunications) on 20th August, 2010.

2. The wages for August, 2010 of the industrial employees of Central Government serving in the State of Kerala may also be disbursed in advance on 20th August, 2010.

3.The salary/wages so disbursed are to be treated as advance payments and will be subject to adjustment after the full month's salary/wages of each employee is determined. The adjustment, if any, will be made without exception from the salary/wages as the case may be from the month of September, 2010.

4.The concerned Ministries/Departments are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of their offices located in the State of Kerala for necessary action immediately.


s/d
(Vibha Pandey)
Jt. Controller General of Accounts


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Friday, August 06, 2010

Regulation of journeys by private airlines while availing Leave Travel Concession to Jammu & Kashmir

with 2 comments
No.31011/2/2003-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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Dated the 5thAugust, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:    Regulation of journeys by private airlines while availing Leave Travel Concession to Jammu & Kashmir.

            After issue of DOPT O.M. No.31011/2/2003-estt.(A) dated 18/6/2010 regarding relaxation for travel by air to visit J&K, clarifications have been sought by Government servants/various Ministries/Departments from time to time. The doubts raised by various authorities have now been clarified by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) as under:-


Point raised Clarification
1 Whether entitled officers can travel by Private airlines to J&K ? Yes. Travel by private airlines is available to all the categories of Government employees including those entitled in travel by Air.
2 Whether the restriction of LTC 80 fare of Air India will apply in these cases ? LTC 80 fare would apply to all cases including those entitled to travel by air irrespective of their airlines.


5.           This issues in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No.821838/SO-E.IV/2010 dated 3rd August, 2010.
s/d
(P.Prabhakaran)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


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Thursday, August 05, 2010

Revised pay structure of the common category posts of Pharmacists cadre – clarification

with 0 Comment
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S. N0. PC-VI/220
No.PC­VI/2009/I/RSRP/10
RBE N0. 109/2010
New Delhi, dated 05.08.2010
The GMs/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)


Sub:      Revised pay structure of the common category posts of Pharmacists cadre – clarification reg.

      Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter of even number dated 30.O3.2010 on the above subject.

2.      As per para 2 of Board’s letter dated 30.03.2010 Pharmacist Grade-II and Grade I will be merged and designated as Pharmacist (non- functional grade) in PB 2 with grade pay of Rs.4200/- and the grade will be granted to Pharmacist (entry grade) on non-functional basis after 2 years of regular service in the grade pay of Rs.2800. In view of this, the word ‘promotion’ appearing in para 3 of the letter may be read as ‘placement’. Such placement will, however, be subject to vigilance clearance.

3.      This issues in consultation with Establishment and Health Directorates and concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


(HARI KRISHAN)
Director, Pay Commission­-II
Railway Board


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Preventive Health-Check-up of CGHS beneficiaries above the age of 40 years

with 2 comments


No:S.11015/2/2008-CGHS Desk II
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
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Nirman Bhawan. Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi, dated the 29th July, 2010


OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject: Preventive Health-Check-up of CGHS beneficiaries above the age of 40 years.

The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS has been providing medical care facilities to all its beneficiaries through dispensaries in 25 cities; Government hospitals, polyclinics and through private hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS. A suggestion was made that the CGHS can play pro-active role in providing medical facilities to its beneficiaries by providing for preventive health check-up of its beneficiaries above specified age. The suggestion has been examined in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and it was decided to implement a preventive check-up scheme of all CGHS beneficiaries above the age of 40 years, with effect from 24th February, 2010.. Presently, the check-up has been introduced in two dispensaries in Ramakrishna Puram (in Sector XII and Sector IV). The scheme is voluntary to CGHS beneficiaries. To avail this facility, beneficiaries of these dispensaries can register themselves in their respective dispensaries. The following tests would be carried out:

Male Female
Hb; Blood Sugar (Fasting & PP); LFT; KFT; T3 T4 TSH; Lipid Profile and ECG Hb; Blood Sugar (Fasting & PP); LFT; KFT; T3 T4 TSH; Lipid Profile; ECG and PAP Smear


2. After investigations, the beneficiaries will undergo history taking, general examination, eye examination and gynecological examination. They are then examine by a medical specialist and based on the investigations, general, systemic, eye and gynecological examinations, the beneficiaries would be advised on the follow-up and further examination /treatment by specialists.

3. Beneficiaries intending to get the health check-up need not get prior permission from their respective Ministries / Departments. The cost of getting the health check-up is Rs. 800/- (Rupees Eight hundred only) in respect of male beneficiary and Rs. 900/- (Rupees Nine hundred only) in respect of female beneficiaries. The expenditure incurred by serving employees and their eligible members may be reimbursed by the Ministry / Department in which they are working.

4. This issue with the concurrence of IFD, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Dy. No: 4656/AS&FA/20.07.2009 dated the 3rd December, 2009.

(R.Ravi)
Director



Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Clarifications regarding pay fixation of existing Group ‘D’ Employees in the revised pay structure

with 4 comments
F.No. 7/19/2010-E.III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 2nd August, 2010

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarifications regarding pay fixation of existing Group ‘D’ Employees in the revised pay structure.

Reference is invited to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 24th December, 2008 wherein clarifications were provided regarding various aspects of placement of the existing Group ‘D’ employees in the revised pay structure.

2. As per the clarification at Sl. No. 1, those Group ‘D’ employees who did not possess the minimum qualification and who have retired/ died in harness between 1.1.2006 and date of notification of Revised Pay Rules will be granted pay band -1S and the grade pay corresponding to their pre-revised pay scale as notified in CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.

3. The aforesaid issue was raised in the 46th Ordinary Meeting of the National Council (JCM) held on 15th May, 2010 and the Staff Side had requested that the cases relating to the non-matriculate class IV employees who retired or died between January 2006 and August 2008 without any re-training be re-considered and such employees should be granted the benefit by re-fixing their pension/ family pension at par with those employees who were retrained and whose pay was fixed in PB-1 with a grade pay of Rs.1800/-.

4. The request of Staff Side on the subject has been considered and it has been decided that the Group ‘D’ non-matriculate employees who died in harness or have retired between 1.1.2006 and the date of notification of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 from those Ministries/Departments which have since re-trained all the eligible serving non-matriculate Group ‘D’ employees and have placed them in PB-1 with grade pay of Rs.1800, would be placed in with grade pay of Rs.1800 with effect from the same date that the retrained eligible employees were placed in this pay band and grade pay.


(Renu Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India.


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F.No.1/1/2008-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Implementation Cell

New Delhi, the 24th December, 2008

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarifications regarding pay fixation of existing Group ‘D’ Employees in the revised pay structure.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Sixth Central pay Commission by the Government, related to Group 'D' cadres in Central Government, all existing Group 'D' employees are requested to be upgraded to the pre-revised Group 'C' scale of Rs.2750-4400 corresponding to the grade pay of Rs.1900 (Rs.5200-20200) in the manner prescribed in the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 (attention is drawn towards Note 1 below Rule 7 of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, which prescribes the procedure for fixation of pay of Group 'D' employees in the revised pay structure). Further, in future, posts will be created only in PB-1 and there shall be no recruitment in -1S pay band save in exceptional circumstances as indicated in para 2.2.10 of the Report of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Following the notifications of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, this Department has received references from some administrative departments, seeking clarifications regarding various aspects of placement of existing Group 'D' employees in the revised pay structure. The matter has been considered in this Department. The points of doubt raised by administrative departments and the clarifications thereto are issued as under:


1. How will the pay of those Group 'D' officials who do not posses the minimum qualification and have retired/died in harness from 1.1.2006 till date be fixed in the revised structure? Whether they will be placed in -1S pay band or in the pay band PB-1? Those Group 'D' employees who did not possess the minimum qualification and who have retired/died in harness between 1.1.2006 and date of notification of Revised Pay Rules will be granted pay band -1S and the grade pay corresponding to their pre-revised pay scale as notified in CCS (RP) Rules, 2008.
2. What will be the training curriculum, period and the procedure for placement of those Group 'D' officials in PB-1 band who do not possess the minimum prescribed qualification ? Each administrative department concerned will design a training curriculum suited to its requirements. As far as possible, the training programme should not exceed 3 months and it may be imparted during working days for not more than 2 hours per day. The Department concerned will bear the expenditure for training.
3. In the case of those Group 'D' officials who were in the pre-revised scale of Rs.2550-55-2660-60-3200 (e.g. Peon) and who are to be placed in the pay band PB-1 with Grade Pay of Rs.1800 w.e.f. 1.1.2006 and are subsequently granted ACP/Promotion, it is not clear as to what will be their grade pay. If the grade pay remains unchanged, the officials will not be getting any benefit on promotion/ACP. In case they are granted next higher grade in the hierarchy of revised pay structures, it will put seniors viz Daftry/Senior Peons etc at a disadvantageous position. Government servants who have been granted financial upgradation to a higher scale under the ACP Scheme will be granted the grade pay corresponding to the higher pre-revised pay scale that was granted to them under ACP. However, in case of erstwhile Group 'D' employees, all such eligible employees will be granted grade pay of Rs.1800 in PB-1, irrespective of their pre-revised Group 'D' pay scale whether granted the them on regular appointment/promotion or under ACP.


(ALOK SAXENA)
DIRECTOR


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