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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

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 th…

Central Government introduces Prasar Bharati Amendment Bill

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 employee…

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

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/appoin…

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

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 (Indep…

CGHS Apollo Dialysis Center inaugurated at Delhi

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.



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

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 sele…

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

No.25/1/2008-Dir.(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
******
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,…

Union Cabinet approved Direct Tax Code (DTC)

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 o…

CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME FOR INTEREST SUBSIDY ON EDUCATIONAL LOANS

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…

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

No.I-17011/2(1)/2009-H.III
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
(Housing -III section)
*****

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…

Facilities for Physically Challenged Passengers at Railway Stations

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. Provisi…

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

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.

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 …

New Dialysis Center for Central Government Employees and Pensioners

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 …

Cabinet likely to consider DTC Bill on Thursday

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

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. ***             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…

Model RRs for the post of Lower Division Clerk

No. AB-14017/32/2009-Estt (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New DelhiDated the 7th October, 2009OFFICE MEMORANDUMSubject: Model RRs for the post of Lower Division ClerkThe 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 Mod…

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

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

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 &…

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

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…

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

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.


If you want to know more details above the subject, pl. visit  www.mohfw.nic.in

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

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 Bodi…

Offering Distance & E- Learning Programmes to Central Government employees

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 …

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

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 …

Low Cost Housing For Personnel

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 i…

Employee can be sacked even if released on probation: SC

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

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

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. Ka…

CADRE RESTRUCTURING – COMMITTEE CONSTITUTED

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…

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

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-…

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

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, a…

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

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…

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

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 is…

TBOP/BCR schemes withdrawn w.e.f 01.09.2008 in Department of Posts

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 sav…

Disbursement of salary to CG Employees on account of ONAM festival

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 adjustmen…

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

No.31011/2/2003-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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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 raisedClarification1 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 far…

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

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 Healt…

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

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 Febr…

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

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 ca…