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All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers On Base 2001=100 for the Month of August, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers On Base 2001=100 for the Month of August, 2010

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of August, 2010 remained stationary at 178 (one hundred and seventy eight).
During August, 2010, the index recorded an increase of 5 points in Rangapara Tezpur centre, 4 points each in Mariani Jorhat, Munger Jamalpur, Giridih, Asansol and Chhindwara centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 5 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. The index decreased by 3 points in Jharia centre, 2 points in 15 centres and 1 point in 17 centres, while in the remaining 18 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 5 points in Rangapara Tezpur centre is mainly on account of increase in the prices of Rice, Mustard Oil, Chillies Green, Clothing items, etc. The increase of 4 points in Mariani Jorhat centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Turm…

Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – payment of Disability Pension/Family pension

No.45/3/2008-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Dated 30th September, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Special benefits in cases of death and disability in service – payment of Disability Pension/Family pension – regarding.

     The undersigned is directed to say that the pension of pensioner/family pensioners who were drawing pension/family pension as on 1.1.2006 under the CCS(EOP) Rules is to be revised in accordance with Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare Office memorandum No.38/37/2008-P&P&W(A) dated 1.9.2008.

2.     The question of modified parity between past and present pensioners, covered under the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules/Liberalized Pensionary Award Scheme, on the lines of benefits sanctioned for ordinary pensioners/family pensioners, has been under the consideratio…

Declaration of holiday for Central Government Offices

No. 12/7/2009-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th September, 2010.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Declaration of holiday under Negotiable Instrument Act for Central Government Offices, including Central Public Sector Undertakings, located in Gurgaon, Faridabad, NOIDA and Ghaziabad on the 14th October, 2010 on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games-2010.


In continuation of this Departments 0.M of even No. dated 7/7/2010, it has further been decided to declare Thursday, the 14th October 2010, as a Holiday for Central Government Offices, including Central Public Sector Undertakings, located in Gurgaon, Faridabad, NOIDA and Ghaziabad on the occasion of Closing Ceremony of the Commonwealth Games - 2010.

2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 188 1 (26 of 1881).

Grant of special TA/DA allowances to Dy. Directors/Wardens

Grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance By Speed Post

F.No.1-1/2010-TS.I
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section - I
*****
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated :23rd September,2010.
To
The Director,
Indian Institute of Technology,Bombay, Delhi, Kanpur, Khargapur, Madras, Guwahati, Roorkee,Bhubaneswar, Gandhinagar, Hyderabad, Indore, Jodhpur, Mandi Patna, Ropar
Sir,
Iam hereby directed to inform you that after due consideration the Ministry has taken the following decisions with regard to grant of TA/DA and payment of special allowance :-

A. Grant of special allowance. Dy. Directors/Wardens etc.

Keeping in view the Special Allowance of Rs.4000/- prescribed for Pro- Vice Chancellor, Ministry has suggested vide it is letter dated 9th March,2010 that the Dy. Directors may be paid a monthly special allowance of Rs.4000/- per month. Accordingly, it has been felt that the honorarium for Deans, Wardens etc. may be suitabl…

Revision of pay of teaching and other Staff in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs)

23-1/2008-TS.II
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
Technical Section-II
*****
Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-01
Dated: 15th September 2010
To
The Director,
All Centrally Funded Technical Institutions
Subject: - Revision of pay of teaching and other Staff in Centrally Funded Technical Institutions (CFTIs) following the pay revision of the Central Government employees on the recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission (6th CPC).

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s order of even number dated 18th August, 2009 which inter-alia provided Professors in the Academic Grade Pay of Rs. 10,500/- per month to be eligible to move to AGP of Rs. 12,000/- per month subject to conditions stipulated therein.

2. It has now been decided in consultation with the Department of Expenditure to extend the HAG scale of Rs. 67000-79000/- without any Grade Pay in place of AGP of Rs.12000/- per month does not exist anymore. Other conditions of elig…

An additional Dearness Allowance of 16% - who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the Pre-revised as per 5th CPC scale

An important order has been published by Finance Ministry today for Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies employees, who are all getting their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

The additional rate of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above said employees shall be enhanced 16% from the existing rate of 87% to 103% with effect from 1.7.2010

We reproduced the Office Memorandum and given below for your information...

No. 1(3)/2008-EII(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
************ New Delhi, the 29th September, 2010OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.7.2010 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC.


         The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM. of even No dated 31st march,2010 revising the Deafness Allowance w.e.f. 1.1.2010 …

LIST OF CATEGORY WISE HOSPITALS ELIGIBLE FOR EMPANELMENT UNDER CGHS, CHENNAI

No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (PartVI)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
*******************
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110108 dated the 16th September, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:    Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS, Chennai – Clarifications regarding

    The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Office Memorandum, of even number dated the 17th August, 2010, on the above subject, vide which inter alia revised package rates applicable under CGHS, Chennai were also notified and to state that 1st September, 2010, was intimated as the date from which new rates would become operational. This was done on the presumption that hospital short listed for empanelment under CGHS Chennai would have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with the CGHS by then. It has, however, been observed that only a few hospitals have submitted the…

Expected Productivity Liked Bonus for Railways Employees

Expected Productivity Liked Bonus for Railways Employees

AIRF Secretary Mr.Shiva Gopal Mishra has published a letter in his website regarding the issue of PLB for Railway Employees. In this letter he mentioned that Railway employees may get PLB for 77 days this year, which is increased by 2 days than last year. He hopes that the issue will be sorted out soon and orders to this effect will be issued early.

The amount of bonus for 77 days will be Rs.8860.00.



ENHANCED DEARNESS RELIEF ORDER PUBLISHED BY DOPT

F. No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 27th September, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:     Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners Revised rate effective from 1.7.2010.

        The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 31.3.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief payable to Central Government pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% w.e.f. July, 2010.

2.         These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma Civil…

DISCUSSIONS ON VARIOUS ISSUES TAKEN UP BY THE STAFF SIDE IN THE 2ND MEETING OF MACP COMMITTEE

Confederation of Central Government Employees General Secretary Mr.K.K.N.Kutty has written in his website regarding the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side in second meeting of the MACP Committee, which was held on 15th September, 2010. We have reproduced the full content of the post and given below for your information...

The 2nd meeting of the MACP Committee was held on 15th September, 2010. The meeting was chaired by the Joint Secretary (Estt.) Department of Personnel and Training. We give hereunder a brief resume of the discussions on various issues taken up by the Staff Side.

1. Item No. 1, 9 and 29,46: The demand was to provide for Grade Pay of the next promotional post under MACP as was given in the old ACP Scheme. This has not been agreed to.

2. Item No.3. Option for each individual employee either to retain the old ACP scheme or to switch over to MACP. It was only agreed by the DOPT that they may consider giving option …

CGHS Dispensary Shifting - 20,000 beneficiaries face uncertainty

CGHS Dispensary Shifting
20,000 beneficiaries face uncertainty
Anuja Jaiswal
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, September 25 Over 20,000 beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the region could be deprived of health care facilities until and unless either the Union Health Ministry takes urgent steps to find an alternative place to shift its lone dispensary in Sector 45 or the UT administration shelves its plan to evict them from there.

The CGHS dispensary, the only one in the northern region (up Delhi), which caters to Central Government employees and retired personnel working or settled in Chandigarh, Haryana, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, faces eviction notice from the Administration and is presently functioning on an extended deadline. The initial deadline expired in June and the Administration has given six additional months to the CGHS to make alternative arrangements.

However, nothing much has been done till date and if the things continue at the same p…

PIL on retirement age of civil servants

PIL on retirement age of civil servants
Lucknow, Sep 24 (PTI) A PIL was filed in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court today, seeking direction to extend the retirement age of officers of India Civil Services from 60 years to at least 65 years.

Neelendra Pandey, a local social worker, stated in his PIL that he is aggrieved with discrepancies in the retirement policy of different government services.

He said IAS, IPS and IFS officers retire at 60 years, while people of about 80 years and sometime even more continue as President, Prime Minister, Governor and Chief Minister, Minister and MLAs.

Professors and doctors of Central universities and institutions like AIIMS retire at 65 and primary school teachers retire at 62, Pandey said while terming the retirement policies as defective and challenging the same.

He requested the court to direct Central government to consider making a universal retirement policy for all public servants.

Source: PTI



Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children of Railway employees

RBE No.135/2010
PC-VI No. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD) New Delhi, dated 14.09.2010 No.E(W)2008/ED-2-5

The General Manager (P), All Indian Railways/PUs.
Sub : Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children of Railway employees - recommendations of the VIth Central Pay Commission. *********
1. In term of Para 2 of Department of Personnel & Training (DOP&T)'s OM No. 12011/04/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 11-09-2008, circulated on the Railways vide Board's letter of even number dated 13-10-2008, reimbursement of Education Allowance for disabled children of Railway employees was granted at double the normal rates prescribed i.e. Rs.24,000/- per annum per child.

2. The matter regarding admissibility of double the amount of Hostel Subsidy for disabled children has been under consideration in consultation with DOP&T and it has been decided that the Hostel Subsidy for disabled child…

CBDT extended the due date of filing of return of income in the state of Jammu and Kashmir

F.No.225/72/2010/ITA.II
Government of India
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes New Delhi, the 23rd September,2010Order under Section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961. ON consideration of the reports of disturbance of general life caused due to the law and order problem in the State of Jammu and Kashmir, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax, 1961, hereby extends the due date of filing of returns of income for the Assessment Year 2010-11 for all category of cases in the State of Jammu & Kashmir to 30th November 2010. Accordingly the date for obtaining and furnishing Tax Audit report u/s 44AB of the Income Tax Act is also extended to 30th November 2010.
s/d
(Ajay Goyal)
Director (ITA.II)

www.incometaxindia.gov.in

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.07.2010

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD) RBE.No. 139/2010
New Delhi, dated 22.9.2010. S.No.PC-VI/227
No.PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1 The GMs/CAO (R),
All Indian Railways/Production Units
(as per Mailing List)
Subject :    Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.07.2010.

      Please refer to this ministry"s letter to even number dated 26.03.2010 (S.No PC-VI/194, RBE No 45/2010) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2.      The provisions contained in paras 3,4 & 5 of this Ministry"s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC -VI/3. RBE No 106/2008) shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3.      The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be pa…

Calculation of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees

No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch New Delhi, the 22nd September, 2010.OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: – Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2009-10. *****     The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2009-10 to the Central Government employees in Group `C’ and ‘D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group `B’, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling of Rs. 3500/- will remain unchanged. The payment will also be admissible to the Central Police and Para-military Personnel and Personnel of Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by …

Govt announces bonus for non-gazetted employees

Govt announces bonus for non-gazetted employees

New Delhi, Sep 22 (PTI) In a festival gift to non-gazetted central government employees, the Centre today announced a bonus of up to Rs 3,500 for 2009-10. All the central government employees in Group C and D and all gazetted employees in Group B who are not covered by any productivity linked bonus scheme will get bonus equivalent to 30 days emoluments, Finance Ministry said in an office memorandum.

The payment will also be admissible to the Central Police and para-military personnel and personnel of armed forces, it said. Only those employees who were in service on March 31, 2010 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2009-2010 will be eligible for payment, it said.

Meanwhile, the Central Government also issued notification for enhancing the Dearness Allowance for its 88 lakh employees and pensioners by 10 percentage points. This comes as a follow up to the approval given last week by the union Cab…

Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees

No.7/22/2008-E-III(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III-A Branch)
New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010
Subject:   Grant of Non-Productivity linked Bonus (ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government employees for the year 2009-2010-Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies

    Orders have been issued vide this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.7/24/2007 E-III(A) dated 22-09-2009 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (as-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2009-2010 to the central government employees not covered by the productivity Linked Bonus Schemes. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i)follow the pattern of emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and(ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive schem…

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees - Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010

No. 1(6)/2010-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
------- New Delhi,the 22nd September,2010OFFICE MEMORANDUMSubject:   Payment of Dearness Allowance to Centrel Government employees - Revised rates effective from 1-7-2010.------------------

      The undersigned is directed to refer to this ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2009-E-II(B) dated 26th March.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to central government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 35% to 45% with effect from 1st July 2010.

2 .     The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Office Memorandum No.1(3)/2008 29th August,2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders

3.     The additional instalment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash ro all Central Government employees.

4.    These orders s…

Relaxation in eligibility conditions to appear in LDCE for SOs/Stenographers (Gr.;B’/Gr.’I’)

No.21/7/2010-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the 17th September, 2010 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Relaxation in eligibility conditions to appear in SOs/Stenographers (Gr.;B’/Gr.’I’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2008 in the grade of Section Officer of CSS – Representations of DR Assistants belonging to 2002 and 2003 –regarding. The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has received many representations from Dr Assistants belonging to 2002 and 2003 working in various Ministries/Departments for grant of relaxation in eligibility conditions to enable them to appear in SOs/Stenographers(Gr.;B’/Gr.’I’) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2008 in the grade of Section Officer of CSS.

2. The matter has been examined in this Division and it has not been found possible by the competent authority to accede to the re…

Kharge rejects Finance ministry's 'advice'

Kharge rejects Finance ministry's 'advice'

Bangalore, Sep 18 (UNI) Union Labour Minister Mallikarjuna Kharge today said his Ministry will not heed to the 'advice' made by the Finance Ministry to invest 15 per cent of the funds in the Provident Fund account in stock market.

At present, only five per cent of the Rs 3,00,000 crore in the fund is being invested in the equity market under the strict advice of the financial consultants hired by the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO).

Speaking to UNI, Mr Kharge, who is the Chairman of the Central Board of Trustees of the EPFO, said safety of the PF funds will be of paramount importance for his ministry and the organisation would continue to invest only in recognised institutions like RBI, SBI, public sector units and other governmental organisations, which give guarantee of certain percentage of returns.

''We cannot take risk when it comes to the funds saved for years by the employees. PF is their l…

Rate of monthly subscription and insurance cover under CGEGIS-1980 for Group 'D' employees

No.7(1)/EV/2008
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
------- New Delhi, Dated 10th September, 2010
Office MemorandumSubject:    Rate of monthly subscription and insurance cover under CGEGIS-1980 for erstwhile Group 'D' employees placed in PB-1, Grade Pay Rs.1800/- and classified as Group 'C'. -------       The undersigned is directed to invite the attention of all Ministries/Departments of the Central Government to this Ministry's O.M. No.F.7(5)-EV/89 dated 15th May, 1989 updating the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980.

2.       The 6th Central Pay Commission in para 4.9.4. of its report has recommended that the rate of monthly subscription and the amount of insurance cover under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) should be enhanced 6 times. The Commission has also recommended up-gradation of Group D in the Government with all existing Group D employees being upgraded and placed in t…

NEED FOR COMBINED CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP A, B AND C ON THE RAILWAYS...

NEED FOR COMBINED CADRE RESTRUCTURING OF GROUP A, B AND C ON THE RAILWAYS IS MACPS A SUBSTITUTE FOR CAREER PLANNING?

Promotion without improved status is like ‘Crumbs without the Soup’

IRTSA has been continuously seeking Career Planning of Technical Supervisors on Railways for the last nearly 45 years – ever since its inception. While some relief was provided over the years through the Cadre Restructuring in 1979, 1984, 1993 and 2003 – when a varying % age of posts were upgraded in different cadres. This did help in reducing the stagnation in lower pay scales, to a certain extent. But neither there was uniformity in the revised %age between various cadres nor did it bear any relativity with the duties and responsibilities or the increase thereof over the years.

But the worst part of it is that the entire exercise was separately done for the various Groups of Posts in Group A, B, C and D – thus taking away the basic thrust for simultaneous Career Planning. As such, IRTSA recently cond…

Anomalies in pension of majors removed - Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT)

Anomalies in pension of majors removed
Those who retired before 2006 to benefit
Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 14
Holding that the pension shall not be less than 50 per cent of the minimum pay within the pay-band, the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) today allowed a petition filed by majors and equivalents that would now entitle them to enhanced pension.

With the removal of existing anomalies that had resulted in majors, who retired prior to 2006, getting pension lower than even junior commissioned officers, they would now be paid an additional basic pension of about Rs 5,000 per month, besides consequential benefits. The order affects a substantial number of officers of the three services who had retired in the rank of major prior to 2006.

After the implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission (SPC), the pension of majors was fixed at Rs 14,100 per month. This was less than what JCOs, four ranks below their grade, have been getting (Rs 16,145).

The anomaly in p…

Educational and other qualifications required for person to be eligible for direct recruitment to the post of Stenographers…

THE GAZETTE OF INDIA : EXTRAORDINARY
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 5th August, 2010G.S.R. 659(D) - In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution, and after consideration with the Comptroller and Audit General of India i relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits to the posts of Stenographers in Pay Band-1 and Pay Band-2 in the Central Civil Services and Civil posts in connection with the affairs of the Union, namely :-1 Short title and commencement.— (1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services and  Civil posts, Stenographer grades in Pay Band-1 and Pay Band-2 (Educational and other Qualifications for Direct Recruitment) Rules, 201O.2. They …

Fixation of Pay in merged grades for working on ad-hoc basis on ex-cadre posts in Construction Organisations

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINSTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD S.No.PC-VI/225
No. PC-VI/2009/I/RSRP/6 RBE No.133/2010
New Delhi, dated 14.09.2010 The General Managers,
All Indian Railways,
(As per mailing list). Sub: Fixation of Pay in merged grades for working on ad-hoc basis on ex-cadre posts in Construction Organisations.
      As per Rule (7) of RS(RP) Rules,2008, initial pay of a Railway servant shall be fxed separately (i) in respect of his substantive pay in the permanent post on which the employee holds a lien and (ii) in respect of his pay in the Officiating post held by him.

2.     As per note 5 below Rule 7 of RSRP Rules, 2008, Where a Railway servant is holding a permanent post and is officiating in a higher post on a regular basis and the scales applicable to these two posts are merged into one scale, the pay shall be fixed under this sub-rule with reference to the officiating post only and the pay so fixed shall be treated as substantive pay”.

3.     Clarifications are being so…

Guidelines on Air Travel on LTC - Clarifications regard to purchase of Air Tickets...

No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
***
New Delhi, dated the 16th September, 2010 Office Memorandum
Subject: Guidelines on Air Travel on Tours / LTC.
This Department is receiving repeated references seeking clarifications with regard to purchase of Air tickets through authorized agents and relaxation for travel by Airlines other than Indian Airlines. The following guidelines may be noted for compliance:

1. On Official Tours :

(i) For travel by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability of Air India flights, individual cases for relaxation to be referred to M/o Civil Aviation, as stated in this Ministry's OM No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13.07.09.

(ii) Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/Website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours.

2. L…

Release of additional instalment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees

Release of additional instalment of dearness allowance to Central Government employees and dearness relief to Pensioners due from 1.7.2010 to compensate for price rise

The Union Cabinet today decided to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners w.e.f. 1.7.2010 representing an increase of 10% over the existing rate of 35% of the Basic Pay/Pension, to compensate for price rise.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief will be of the order of Rs. 9303.2 crore per annum and Rs. 6202.1 crore in the financial year 2010-2011 (for a period of 8 months from July,2010 to February, 2011).

Source: PIB

Dearness Allowance announcement likely tomorrow...

Dearness Allowance announcement likely tomorrow after the cabinet meeting...

The much awaited official announcement of the additional Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees and Pensioners is expected to be announced tomorrow after the cabinet meeting.

Sources said that cabinet to be announced tomorrow, the additional enhanced Dearness Allowance effective from July, 2010 is 10% and the total of 45%.

Departmental proceedings against Government Servants Consultation with the Union Public Service Commission for advice

MOST IMMEDIATE

NO. 39011/12/2010-Estt.(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi, the 14th September, 2010
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:-  Departmental proceedings against Government Servants Consultation with the Union Public Service Commission for advice.

      The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 10th May, 2010 on the subject mentioned above forwarding the updated Proforma (copy enclosed) for forwarding the disciplinary cases to UPSC wherein all Ministries/ Departments have been requested to ensure that the complete and timely reference on disciplinary matters (under Article 320(c) of the Constitution of India read with Regulation 5 of the UPSC (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958 is made to the UPSC allowing sufficient time to the Commission to give its advice.

2.       This Department had set up a Committee of Experts under the chai…

Stepping up of pay Senior Direct recruitees with Junior Direct recruited officials appointed on or after 1.1.2006

National Federation of Postal Employees Secretary General Mr.M.Krishanan has written in his website regarding the issue of stepping up of pay Senior Direct recruitees with Junior Direct recruited officials appointed on or after 1.1.2006. We reproduce the content of the post and given with the Office Memorandum links for your information.

Stepping up of pay Senior Direct recruitees with Junior Direct recruited officials appointed on or after 1.1.2006

The Department of Posts vide its letter No. 1-9/2010-PCC (Pt) dt. 14.09.2010 has provided stepping up of pay of senior direct recruited official with that of junior direct recruited official.

(i) Direct recruits like Postman, PA who are appointed prior to 1.1.2006 and gets lesser pay than Direct recruits, they are entitled to step up their pay with that of junior.

(ii) This is not applicable to compare promotees with Direct recruitees.

The Department’s order has partially sorted out the issue. The main issue that minimum pay in th…

DAC - Departmental Anomaly Committee to examine the anomalies arising out of implementation of Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations - reg.

No.43011/3/2009-Ad.I
Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/Grih Mantralaya North Block,New Delhi
Dated 15thFEB, 2010

OFFICE ORDER

Subject :- Departmental Anomaly Committee to examine the anomalies arising out of implementation of Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations - reg.

It is in continuation of Office Order of even no. dated 3rd September 09 on the above cited subject. In addition to the composition of the "Anomaly Committee" as circulated vide aforesaid Office Order, DS/Director of the Division concerned wherefrom the proposal to the Anomaly Committee originates will be co-opted as Member Secretary of the Committee. The Member Secretary of the Committee will be interalia responsible for :-

a. Circulation of the agenda items to all the Members/Chairman of the Committee after a proposal is found to be in order after due diligence in the Division concerned.
b. Fixing the meeting of the Committee as per the convenience of the Chairman.
c. Circ…

Safety Related Retirement Scheme in Railways covering with Safety Categories

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.131/2010.


New Delhi, dated 10.09.2010. No.E(P&A)I -2010/RT-2 The General Managers,
All Indian Railways.
Sub: Safety Related Retirement Scheme covering safety categories with grade pay of Rs.1800/-.
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Please refer to Board’s letter No. E(P &A) I – 2001/RT-2 (KW)dated 02.01.2004 regarding introduction of safety related retirement scheme (SRRS) for Drivers and Gangmen.

2.It has now been decided to extend the benefit of scheme to other safety categories of staff with a grade pay of Rs. 1800/- p.m. The qualifying service has been reduced from 33 years to 20 years and the eligibility age group from 55 – 57 years to 50 – 57 years for seeking retirement under the Scheme in the case of Safety categories with Grade Pay of Rs.1800. The list of safety categories covered under the scheme is enclosed as Annexure.

2.1 It has also been decided to modify the nomenclature of the scheme as Liberalized Active Retirement Sch…