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Press Statement from from Confederation Secretary General regarding Union Budget-2011

Here it has been reproduced the view of the Union Budget-2011 from Confederation Secretary General...

PRESS STATEMENT
Dated. 28.02.2011
The Union budget 2011 presented by the Finance Minister today in the Parliament must be very disappointing for the common man for there is no proposal to combat the ever increasing inflation in the economy. The subsidies all on fuel, fertiliser and food has been reduced by all most 20,000 crores compared to what was provided in the last fiscal. While there is a reduction of Rs 11500 crores in Direct Taxes the resource mobilization has been made through an increase of a similar amount in indirect taxes the objective seems to be to rob the poor to pay the rich. 5 lakh crores of rupees is stated to be the revenue foregone in 2010-11 of which a whoping sum of Rs. 88000 crores is the concessions given to the Corporate Sector.The budget provision for agriculture development is also less than what it was earlier, indicative of an insensitiveness to the a…

All India Consumer Price index Numbers for industrial workers on base 2001=100 for the month of January, 2011

All india Consumer Price index Numbers for industrial workers on base 2001=100 for the month of January, 2011

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of January, 2011 increased by 3 points and stood at 188 (one hundred and eighty eight).

During January, 2011, the index recorded an increase of 11 points each in Bhopal and Jamshedpur centres, 10 points each in Amritsar, Bangalore and Chandigarh centres, 8 points in Haldia centre, 7 points each in Nasik, Kodarma and Ghaziabad centres, 6 points in 2 centres, 5 points in 4 centres, 4 points in 12 centres, 3 points in 15 centres, 2 points in 8 centres and 1 point in 7 centres. The index decreased by 4 points in Godavarikhani centre, 1 point in 9 centres, while in the remaining 11 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum increase of 11 points each in Bhopal and Jamshedpur centres is mainly on account of Housing Index and increase in …

Implementation of sixth Central Pay Commission- Clarification regd. Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 01.01.2006

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan18, Institutional AreaShaheed Jeet Singh MargNew Delhi – 110016F.110239/58/2008/KVS (budget)                                                                                                                             Date:15.09.2010The Asistant Commissioner,Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,All Regional Offices.Subject: Implementation of sixth Central Pay Commission- Clarification regd. Fixation of pay on promotion on or after 01.01.2006.Sir/Madam,I am to invite your attention to this office letter of even no. dated 01.01.2009 vide which it was clarified that wherever the feeder and promotional post have the Identical pay structure of Grade pay and Pay Band, the benefit of the increment equal to 3% of the sum of the pay in Pay Band and the existing Grade Pay will not be added to the existing pay in the Pay Band as laid down in Rule 13 of CCS (RP) Rules 2008In this connection, it may be stated that similar matter was referred to the Ministry of Defence (Fin.)/Min…

Union Budget to give a boost to Housing Sector Finance

Service Tax Imposed on all Services Provided by Centrally Air Conditioned Hospitals with 25 or more BEDS

The Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee while presenting the Union Budget for 2011-12 has announced that the Service Tax on Health check up or treatment imposed in 2010-11 would now be replaced with a tax on all services provided by hospitals with 25 or more beds that have the facility of central air-conditioning. Emphasising that though this Service Tax is on high-end treatment, Shri Mukherjee said that there would be an abatement of 50 per cent so that the actual burden is kept at 5 per cent of the value of service.

The Finance Minister said that the levy would be extended to diagnostic tests of all kinds with the same rate of abatement. All Government Hospitals would be outside this levy, the Minister added.



Service Tax on Air Travel Raised

The Union Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, while presenting the Union Budget for 2011-12, has announced that the Service…

Clarification on regular TA/DA on Permanent Transfer

Office fo The Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt - 110010 CIRCULAR

No.AT/IV/4462/PC-XXDated 01st Feb' 11

All PCsDA/CsDA
PC of A (Fys) Kolkata

Sub:- Clarification on regular TA/DA on Permanent Transfer

Consequent upon implementation of VI CPC all the travel entitlements of the service personnel are being admitted as per the GOI No. 12630/MoV C/3737/D (MoV)/08 dated:-29th Dec’2008.

The doubt raised by service pers/service HQrs has been clarified as under:

Sl.No Point raised Clarification  1 If service personnel were transferred and joined the duty station prior to the implementation of VIth CPC (i.e before 01.09.2008) but their personal effects were transported a…

DTC to be implemented from 1st April, 2012: Pranab

DTC to be implemented from 1st April, 2012: Pranab

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on Monday said the Direct Taxes Code (DTC), which will replace the Income Tax Act, is proposed to be implemented from 1st April, 2012.

"... The code is proposed to be effective from April 1, 2012," Mukherjee said in his Budget speech 2011-12.

In the DTC Bill, which was introduced in Parliament last year, the annual I-T exemption limit is proposed at Rs 2 lakh, compared to Rs 1.6 lakh at present.

Under the Bill, the government seeks to widen tax slabs to levy 10 per cent tax on income between Rs 2 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on Rs 5-10 lakh and 30 per cent above Rs 10 lakh.

Currently, income up to Rs 1.6 lakh per annum is exempt from tax for individuals. For women and senior citizens, the limit is 1.9 lakh and 2.4 lakh, respectively.

The tax is levied at a 10 per cent rate on income between Rs 1.6 lakh and Rs 5 lakh, 20 per cent on Rs 5-8 lakh and 30 per cent above Rs 8 lakh.

Sour…

80 years and above, eligible for a higher income tax exemption limit of Rs. 5,00,000

Exemption Limit for Individual Tax Payers Raised to Rs.1,80,000

Qualifying age for Senior Citizens Lowered to 60 Years

Senior Citizens above 80 Years to Get Exemption upto Rs. 5,00,000

The exemption limit for the general category of individual tax payers has been enhanced to Rs. 1,80,000 from Rs. 1,60,000 in the General Budget 2011-12, presented by the Union Finance Minister, Shri Pranab Mukherjee in the Lok Sabha today. The measure will provide a uniform tax relief of Rs. 2,000 to every tax payer of this category, besides moving closer to Direct Tax Code (DTC) rates.

Qualifying age for Senior Citizens has been reduced from 65 years to 60 years and exemption limit for Senior Citizens has been enhanced from Rs. 2,40,000 to Rs. 2,50,000. A new category of Very Senior Citizens, 80 years and above, has been created who will be eligible for a higher exemption limit of Rs. 5,00,000.



Exit Norms of the Pension Scheme “Swavalamban” Will be Relaxed

The exit norms of the co-contributory pe…

Highlights of the Union Budget 2011-12

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today presented to Parliament the Union Budget 2011-12.

Highlights of the Budget...

Income tax limit raised from Rs 1,60,000 to 1,80,000

For senior citizens, tax exemption limit increased to Rs 2,50,000.

For senior citizens above 80, the tax exemption limit has been raised to Rs 500,000.

Eligibility age for senior citizens is now 60 years against 65 years earlier

Exemption limit for women remains the same at Rs 2,40,000.

A new revised income tax return form 'Sugam' to be introduced for small tax papers.

Relaxation in exit age for National Pension scheme

Anganwadi workers’ salary up from Rs 1500 to Rs 3,000/mnth; helpers to get Rs 1500

Scholarship for needy SC/ST students in class 9 and class 10

Budget allocation for Defence sector at more than 1.64 trln rupees

Allocation of Rs. 52057cr for education sector, increase of 24%

Rs. 9 lakh compensation to be given to men of Defence and Central paramilitary forces for permanent disabi…

Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service allocation of revised cadre strength - reg.

No.0/51/2009-CS.II(A) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan,New Delhi-110 003
Dated the 25th February, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:     Cadre Review of Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service allocation of revised cadre strength - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's Order of even number dated 27.01.2011 communicating the decisions taken by the Government on Cadre review of Central Secretariat Stenographers' Service. Consequently, the cadre strength of various grades of CSSS stands revised w.e.f.20.01.2011 as under:-

Sl.No. Grades Revised Sanctioned Strength1 Principal Staff Officer 1402 Senior Principal Private Secretary 1403 Principal Private Secretary 7734 Private Secretary2041 5 Personal Assistant 25246 Stenographer Grade 'D' 1282*- TOTAL 6760

*A number of Ministries/Departments have not undertaken the exercise for optim…

Filling up of vacancies in the cadre of Accountants on deputation basis

Office of the Chief Controller of Accounts
Principal Accounts Office
Ministry of Home Affairs
Room No.217, North Block,
New Delhi-110 001


No.10-64/Dep/Req/Pr.Ao/MHA/Admn/10-11/3718 dt.18.02.2011

CIRCULAR NO. 441 /2011

Filling up of vacancies in the cadre of Accountants in the Grade Pay Rs. 2800/- & LDCs in the Grade Pay Rs. 1900/-both in the Pay Band –I (Rs. 5200-20200) on deputation basis


Office of the Chief Controller of Accounts, Principal Accounts Office (Admn),Ministry of Home Affairs proposes to fill vacant posts of Accountants in the Grade Pay Rs. 2800/- and LDCs in the Grade Pay Rs. Rs. 1900/- both in the Pay Band-I (Rs.5200-20200) on deputation basis in the Pay & Accounts Offices located at Delhi & Regional Pay & Accounts Offices located outside Delhi, i.e., in Chennai, Patna, Lucknow, Kolkata, Shillong. The period of deputation will be initially for a period of three years which can be curtailed or extended as per the requirements of the Organizati…

Out-of-turn promotion to sportspersons on sports account- clarification regarding

RBE No.26/2011
Clarification/Corrigendum No.5

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2011/E(Sports)/4(1)/1/Policy ClarificationsNew Delhi, 23rd February, 2011

The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railways/Kolkata,
The DG, RDSO/Lucknow.

Sub. :- Out-of-turn promotion to sportspersons on sports account- clarification regarding.

      Ref. :- Board's letter No.2010/E(Sports)/4(1)/1(Policy) dt. 31.12.2010.


The issue of granting out-of-turn promotion to sportspersons, who after getting promotion in normal course i.e. on their seniority, again apply for out-of-turn promotion on the basis of sports achievements prior to such promotions; has been considered by the Railway Board.

In this connection, it is clarified that if any sportsperson applies ro out-of-turn promotion on sports account, after getting promotion on his/her own seniority; for considering such cases as per Board's policy letter referred above; the oc…

Pranab may dole out tax sops to salaried class, farmers

Pranab may dole out tax sops to salaried class, farmers
DDI News
Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is likely to give tax concessions to the salaried class and offer incentives to farmers in his Budget 2011-12 Monday to give relief from high prices and keeping an eye on elections in five states.

It is widely expected that the Budget will raise the income tax exemption limit to Rs 1.80 lakh from the current Rs 1.60 lakh per annum.

The Finance Ministry is already committed to raising the exemption limit to Rs 2 lakh per annum in the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) which is to be implemented from April 2012.

Mukherjee may also consider raising the limit for investment in tax-free infrastructure bonds to give a boost to the fund-starved sector. Investments up to Rs 20,000 in infrastructure bonds enjoy tax exemption now.

Experts said with fiscal deficit projected to come down sharply to 4.8 per cent, the Finance Minister would have some leeway to provide these tax concessions.

The Economic Surv…

National Anomaly Committee meeting discussion points...

As indicated in our circular letter No.3, we give hereunder the decisions taken on each of the items discussed at the National Anomaly Committee meeting held on 15th Feb. 2011.

With greetings,
Yours fraternally,
K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General.

Item No.11.
The Staff side has agreed to specify the items of allowance which requires to be given effect to from 1.1.2006.

Item No.12. & 13.
Revision of Transport allowance:
The Staff side is to give a comparative statement indicating the rate of Transport allowance given to various categories to substantiate their demand for having a uniform rate for all Govt. officials.

Item No.14.
Risk and Patient Care allowance to be doubled.
The Government will bring about the Insurance scheme in consultation with the Staff Side within six months. If the scheme is not implemented by that time, these allowances will be doubled.

Item No. 20.
Quantification of daily allowance in case not able to present the bill The Department of Expenditure will …

MACPS for KVS Employees - Appeal for your kind intervention for its implementation for Teaching cadre in KVS

ALL INDIA KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION
(Reg. No. 10296)
DEJURE RECOGNISED BY
Kendriya Vidayalaya Sangathan, Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India


A.S.Mazumdar
PRESIDENTB-81, Southend Floors
Sohna Road, Gurgaon - 122 018
19.2.2011

Sh.Kapil Sibal ji
Hon'ble Minister HRD, Govt. of India
301, C-Block, Shashtri Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110 001


Sub: MACPS for KVS Employees - Appeal for your kind intervention for its implementation for Teaching cadre in KVS.

Hon’ble Sir
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(KVS), an autonomous organization fully financed by Ministry of HRD, has accepted the recommendation of the 6th Pay Commission. How ever the three tier Financial up gradation scheme, which is referred as Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme(MACPS) recommended by the 6th CPC for the civilian employees of GOI, has been partially implemented in KVS; granted only for the non-teaching employees, Gr. A, B & C, working under it, vide KVS order dtd.9-02-2011 F11029/16/2009/KVSHQ(ADMN …

NFIR welcomes the Rail Budget – 2011-12

Railway Minister’s Budget Speech – Brief Extract
On subjects related to Staff Welfare on 25-02-2011


1. The wheels of the railways continue to move 24 hours, all 365 days. Railway’s services are comparable to emergency services, required all the time. I am proud of the 14 lakh members of my railway family, who toil day and night with unparalleled dedication. I am also grateful to all passengers without whose cooperation and consideration, we could not have run this vase system. I have also received unstinted support from our two recognized federations and staff and officers’ associations.

II. Our employees are biggest asset and it is they who keep the wheel of progress moving. Some of the measures I propose to take for their welfare are:-

    i. Expand the scope of Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for Safety category staff by enhancing the existing criteria of grade pay from . 1800 to . 1900.

    ii…

Issue of pensioner CGHS Cards to Central Government servants before retirement

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108
No: 37-1/2009-C & P/CGHS (P) Date: February 23, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:Issue of pensioner CGHS Cards to Central Government servants before retirement.

      Central Government servants on their retirement from service are entitled to CGHS facility, if they retire from office Ministries I Departments I Offices covered by CGHS. For availing CGHS facility, if eligible, after retirement from service, pensioners are required to fill up the requisite form and deposit the appropriate amount [lump sum amount equivalent to one year’s contribution for availing CGHS facility for one year (which can be extended on an annual basis on payment of the appropriate contribution as applicable at the time of renewal) or pay in lump sum equivalent to ten years’ contribution for availing CGHS facility with life-time validity). The process of issuin…

Highlights of the Railway Budget for 2011-12

Highlights of the Railway Budget for 2011-12

* No hike in passenger fare and freight rates.

* Earnings for 2010-11 set to exceed Rs.1 lakh crore.

* A separate sports cadre to be created.

* Highest ever Plan outlay of Rs. 57, 630 crore proposed for Railways.

* Rs.10,000 crore to be raised through railway bonds.

* Scholarship for Girl child of Group-D railway employees increased to Rs.1200 per month.

* Recruitment for 1.75 lakh vacancies of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ including to fill up backlog of SC/ST initiated, 16,000 ex-servicemen to be inducted by March 2011.

* Medical facilities extended to dependent parents of the Railway employees.

* Decided to set-up rail-based industries.

* Passing through a difficult phase; 97 percent increase in expenditure in 2010-11 due to implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report.

* Loss of Rs.3,500 crore in 2010-11.

* Ten-year backlog of 1.75 lakh jobs being addressed; 16,000 ex-servicemen to be given jobs in railways.

* Safety first priority; a…

Mamata Banerjee announced a number of measures for the welfare of Railway employees in her budget speech

Railway Employees’ Welfare, Recruitment and Training

The Minister for Railways, Mamata Banerjee announced a number of measures for the welfare of Railway employees in her budget speech in Parliament today. They are as follows:-

1. Expand the scope of Liberalised Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment for safety category staff by enhancing the existing criteria of grade pay from Rs. 1800/- to Rs. 1900/-.

2. Considering the Indian family structure and values, extending medical facilities to both dependent father and mother of railway employees.

3. Increasing the scholarship for the girl child of gangmen and group ‘D’ employees to Rs.1200 per month for higher education.

4. Setting up of a Railway Vidyalaya Prabandhan Board (RVPB) to improve quality of education to children studying in 269 railway schools. The Board will draw up a plan for improving the physical and educational infrastructure of these schools to be implemented in a time frame of…

Raise income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh: Survey

Raise income tax exemption limit to Rs 3 lakh: Survey

NEW DELHI: The government must increase the personal income tax exemption limit to at least Rs 3 lakh from Rs 1.6 lakh at present in the upcoming Budget for giving relief to taxpayers from high inflation, majority of CEOs surveyed by industry body Assocham has said.

"In view of the unprecedented inflation particularly the food inflation, the government must increase the personal income tax exemption limit from the existing Rs 1.6 lakh to at least Rs 3 lakh to give adequate relief to the larger sections of the society, added the majority of the CEOs," the pre-Budget survey said.

The Budget 2011-12 would be unveiled by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee on February 28. At present, income up to Rs 1.6 lakh is exempted from tax for individuals. For women and senior citizens, the limit is Rs 1.9 lakh and Rs 2.4 lakh, respectively.

However, under the the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill which was introduced in Parliament last …

Unions rally against price rise, unemployment

Unions rally against price rise, unemployment

UNITED STAND: CPI leader and AITUC general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta addresses a workers' rally on Parliament Street in New Delhi on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI: A “Workers' March to Parliament” in the Capital on Wednesday saw a heavy turnout of workers of various central trade unions protesting against price rise, unemployment, labour law violations and disinvestment.

The participating organisations included the Centre of Indian Trade Unions, the Indian National Trade Union Congress, the All-India Trade Union Congress (AITUC), the Hind Mazdoor Sabha, the All-India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC), the Trade Union Coordination Centre, the All-India Central Council of Trade Unions and the United Trade Union Congress. Addressing the gathering on Parliament Street, AITUC general secretary Gurudas Dasgupta said: “We have come here to ask the government to have a stronger labour policy, to stop disinvestment of public sector units…

Performance-based incentive for Central Govt staff from next FY

Performance-based incentive for Central Govt staff from next FY

Employees belonging to 62 of central government departments could may receive performance-based incentive, over and above their existing salaries, from as early as the next financial year. The incentive will be based on the department’s scorecard in meeting yearly targets committed by their respective secretaries and ministers as part of the results-framework documents (RFD) system.

The committee of secretaries looking into performance-based incentive for government employees is said to have already zeroed in on a formula that offers a secretary-level officer an incentive up to 40% of the basic salary, provided his department has met 100% RFD targets. A scorecard of 70% and less in meeting RFD targets would however attract zero incentive. However, no penalty will be imposed on the non-performing officers.

The secretaries’ panel, headed by the Cabinet secretary, has already completed three crucial meetings and is looking…

Enhancement of Pension Under EPS, 1995

Enhancement of Pension Under EPS, 1995

The Central Government constituted an Expert Committee for review of the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995. The Expert Committee considered the various demands of pensioners including enhancement of pension under the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995. The Expert Committee has submitted its report to the Central Government on 05.08.2010 and recommendations are presently under examination/consideration of the Central Board of Trustees of the Employees Provident Fund Organization.

This information was given by Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister for Labour And Employment in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.



Increase in Interest Rate on EPF

For the financial year 2010-2011, 9.5% rate of interest on EPF has been recommended by the Central Board of Trustees, Employees’ Provident Fund [CBT(EPF)] in the 190th meeting held on 15.09.2010 based on the funds available in the interest suspense account. The Ministry of Labour & Employment …

Workers march to Parliament over price rise

Workers march to Parliament over price rise

New Delhi, Feb 23 (IBNS) Lakhs of workers, including men and women, participated in `March to Parliament’ on Wednesday protesting price rise.

This march was called by the Central Trade Unions and national federations of employees.

“The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) congratulates the lakhs of workers, men and women who participated in the `March to Parliament’ on February 23, 2011,” said the CPI-M in a statement.

“This united protest by all sections of the workers and employees is significant and is a powerful manifestation of the working class demanding the implementation of their five-point charter of demands,” said the CPI-M.

The rally was organized to protest against the failure of the UPA government to curb prices of essential commodities which has eroded the livelihood of the working people.

“The massive protest is a warning to the Manmohan Singh government not to proceed with the disinvestment of shares i…

Introduce life-insurance-cum-endowment scheme for school teachers

Introduce life-insurance-cum-endowment scheme for school teachers

Insurance Scheme for Teachers

The Planning Commission has acknowledged that school teachers are important stakeholders in our country’s development and intimated that the proposal to introduce a life-insurance-cum-endowment scheme for school teachers is under examination in the Planning Commission. Proposal for health insurance for the school teachers has not been sent by HRD Ministry to the Planning Commission.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development Smt. D. Purandeswari, in a written reply to a question, in the Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

INTEREST FREE ADVANCE OF RS.27000/- FROM THE VVN FOR PROCUREMENT OF LAPTOPS TO THE TEACHERS IN KVS

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA,
SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARG,
NEW DELHI – 110016
F. No. 110240/(3)/FC/20 10-KVS(HQ)/Budget
Dated 18th February, 2011
The Assistant Commissioner/Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices/ZIETs
Subject:     INTEREST FREE ADVANCE OF RS.27000/- FROM THE VVN FOR PROCUREMENT OF LAPTOPS TO THE TEACHERS IN KVS.

      Sir/Madam,

     &nbspKendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has been taking various measures to encourage use of computers and ICT methods in the teaching and learning process in Kendriya Vidyalayas. Efforts were made in the past to provide suitable training to the teachers both internally through In-service programmes and externally with the collaboration of other agencies like Intel, Microsoft & Oracle. Some of the teachers have procured PCs/Laptops on their own and some of them regularly seek advances / withdrawals from their PF account for this purpose. However, many teachers have expressed a need for institu…

Releasing Industrial Dearness Relief using orders available on DPE Website

No. 36-04/2008-Pen(T)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Telecommunications
----
New Delhi, dated the 24th Nov, 2010 To All Controller / Joint Controller of Communications Accounts,
DoT Cell.

      Subject: Releasing Industrial Dearness Relief using orders available on DPE Website.

          it has come to the notice of this office that orders for releasing Dearness Relief on IDA pension are not being regularly received in various offices of CCA, resulting in delay in payment of Dearness Relief to pensioners.

2.       The matter has been considered in this office and it has been decided that CCAs may download these orders from DPE Website and act accordingly. These orders are available under the url http://dpe.nic.in/newgl/glch4bindex1.htm.

s/d
(S.P.Singh)
Director (Estt.)

Source Document : www.dot.gov.in

Central Government Employees and Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme (CGEPHIS)

Central Government Employees and Pensioners Health Insurance Scheme

The Central Government is contemplating introduction of a health insurance scheme for the central government employees and pensioners on pan – India basis, in consultation with other concerned Ministries/Departments. However, no time frame can be given at this stage for its introduction.

This information was given by Minister of Health & Family Welfare Sh. Ghulam Nabi Azad in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Trade unions to protest against price rise

Trade unions to protest against price rise

MANGALORE: Leading trade unions including CITU, AITUC, HMS, INTUC, AIUTUC, TUCC, AICCTU and UTUC will stage a mammoth protest demonstration in front of the Parliament on February 23. Their agenda includes price rise, unemployment, and disinvestment in public sector companies, seeking due implementation of various law welfare measures and social justice and security for labourers in the unorganised sector.

B Madhava, vice-president, CITU Karnataka state committee told reporters on Wednesday that the life of common man has been hit hard due to unprecedented price rise. The union government is indifferent to the woes of the common man weighed down by the price spiral, he said, adding the recent reported statements by Montek Singh Ahluwalia, deputy chairman of the planning commission on the issue on foreign soil reveals lack of sensitivity.

On the rapid increase in price of petrol seven times in as many months in recent past, Madhava said m…

Inter Railway transfer cases - streamlining

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(Rep)I-06/Transfer/Misc./1New Delhi, dated 07-01-2011
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Zonal Railways & PUs

      Sub:- Inter Railway transfer cases - streamlining.
      Ref:- Board's letters of even number dt. 23.10.2006 & 25.08.2008

      The conditions regarding completion of minimum service for consideration of Inter Railway own request Transfer of Group 'C' and 'D' employees, imposed vide Board's letters under reference, have been reviewed. Board has decided to withdraw the said conditions of completing minimum service laid down in Board's above quoted letters.

      However, the system of putting transfer requests on web in the manner described in Board's letters under reference be expediated and there should be conscious efforts from Zonal Railway and PU aministrations to consider request transfers in streamlined manner on regular basis so t…

Unions to march to Parliament on Feb 23

Unions to march to Parliament on Feb 23

Vijayawada (AP), Feb 20 (PTI) INTUC today said that all the trade unions of the country will jointly hold a march to Parliament on February 23, to put forth their charter of demands.

Speaking at a convention here, India National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) president G Sanjeeva Reddy said the major demands were curbing inflation, upgradation of labour laws and abolition of contract labour among others.

Minimum monthly wages for unorganised labourers should be fixed at Rs 7,000, while profitable PSUs should not be disinvested, Reddy said.

For the banking sector, there should be a common pension policy, he said.

Source: PTI

Recruitment Rules Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band I with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 (pre-revised Group D posts)

AB14017/6/2009-Estt(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
---
New Delhi, the 17th February, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:    Recruitment Rules Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band I with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 (pre-revised Group D posts).

      Reference is invited to OM of even number dated 30th April,2010 circulating Model Recruitment Rules for Group C posts in Pb-I with Grade Pay of Rs.1800. In this Department’s OM dated 12th May,2010. Ministries / Departments were requested to intimate their requirements for non-technical Group ‘C’ posts PB- I Grade Pay of Rs 1800 to SSC immediately so that Commission could initiate action for recruitment. However, several Ministries / Departments are yet to notify the revised Recruitment Rules as per the Model Recruitment Rules circulated by DOPT even though the vacancies in Group C, PB-I Grade Pay Rs. 1800 have been communicated by them to the concerned Regional Office of…

Air India offers low fare tickets on selected sectors

Air India offers low fare tickets on selected sectors

New Delhi, Feb 18 (PTI) In a bid to attract more passengers, Air India today launched a number of low basic fare tickets on selected domestic sectors.

The lowest basic fare would be Rs 100 on selected sectors, excluding the fuel surcharge, passenger service fee, user development fee - wherever applicable- and the service tax.

"The tickets would be available in the 14-day advance booking category under the Budget Season Promotion Scheme between February and March 31," an airline spokesperson said.

The 14-day advance one way purchase fare of Rs 100 is available on Delhi-Chennai, Delhi-Bangalore and Delhi- Hyderabad sectors.

A passenger will have to pay Rs 3,429, inclusive of all surcharge and taxes on Delhi-Chennai sector, while Rs 3,229 on Chennai-Delhi flight. Similarly, a Delhi-Bangalore ticket would cost Rs 3,429 and on return leg it would be Rs 3,481.



Source: PTI

Feedback on the 3rd meeting of the National Anomaly Committee - AIRF

Feedback on the 3rd meeting of the National Anomaly Committee - AIRF
All India Railwaymen's Federation General Secretary Mr.Shiva Gopal Mishra has published about the outcome of the National Anomaly Committee Meeting in his website. We have reproduced full text of the contents for your information here...
Feedback on the 3rd meeting of the National Anomaly Committee
3rd meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was held yesterday, i.e. on 15th February, 2011 under the chairmanship of Secretary(P), DoPT(Government of India), wherein the following deliberations were made.
Though we know that no substantial relief has been given, but we hope for some outcome in the meetings likely to be held in future.
Two issues which are very important from our point of view - one is increment from January for those who falls between February and June was virtually rejected by the Ministry of Finance(Expenditure) but yesterday we again raised this issue, and after prolonged discussions, the Secr…