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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Facility of Income Tax Payment Through ATMS by Union Bank of India Launched

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Facility of Income Tax Payment Through ATMS by Union Bank of India Launched

The Minister of State for Finance Shri Namo Narain Meena launched facility of Income Tax payment through ATMs by Union Bank of India here today. Senior officials from Ministry of Finance including Shri Sunil Mitra, Revenue Secretary, Shri Shashi Shekhar Sharma, Secretary, Financial Services, Shri Sudhir Chandra, Chairman, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) and Chairman and Managing Director of Union Bank of India, Shri M.V.Nair were present among others on the occasion.

Launching the facility, the Minister of State for Finance Shri Namo Narain Meena said that coming together of CBDT and Union Bank in providing ATM based payment of income tax is an excellent convenience for people to pay tax. He said that technology has revolutionized the way we conduct many of our financial and other transactions. Shri Meena said that the Government is committed to leverage on the technology to bring greater transparency and accountability in handling of financial resources. With Core Banking Technology enabling anywhere branch banking across the country, it has become possible to ensure real time transfer of funds and monitor its utilization on an ongoing basis, the Minister added. He said that the large amount of resources we have committed for uplifting the socio-economic status of our rural and urban poor through schemes like Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme, Sarva Shiksha Abhyan, National Rural Health Mission and such other flagship program. He said that it will need similar involvement from banks, to ensure timely and transparent transmission of funds and monitoring facility. Only then the objective of ensuring the socio-economic transformation will truly take place, the Minister added. The Minister of State Shri Meena said that income tax constitutes nearly 22% of the revenue to the Government and hence forms a significant part of our resources in ensuring sustainable growth. He said that greater compliance can be achieved if we give greater convenience and speed in handling of tax payment. The Minister of State for Finance Shri Namo Narain Meena said that today’s initiative is a step in that direction which together with internet payment facility already receiving popular support, will make tax payment and tax compliance a matter of great convenience to our people. He said that implementation of income tax payment on ATMs is expected to go a long way in providing easier tax administration for both government and tax payers.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman cum Managing Director, Union Bank of India Shri M.V.Nair said that payment of income tax through ATM is yet another fulfillment of the brand promise of the Bank to provide choice of channel to customers for undertaking various transactions. He said that Customers of Bank, after one time registration at bank’s portal, will be able to make their income tax payments on ATMs. He said that they will be able to generate their challan on Bank’s portal. Registration for Income tax payment will also be extended through Bank’s branches, Shri Nair added.

Union Bank of India has a network of 2600 ATMs and a Card base of 6.5 million. Bank offers value added services like bill payment, mobile recharge etc. through its ATMs. Bank also has implemented solar powered Biometric ATMs for rural segments. Bank has planned to take its ATM numbers to 5,000 by end of March’12. Bank has the distinction of being the only Bank to offer nine regional language screens on its ATMs

Bank is extending a variety of online tax payment to its customers. These include direct taxes, central excise, service tax, customs, DGFT and commercial tax services to State government like U.P., M.P., Rajasthan, Chattisgarh, A.P., Karnataka, Orissa etc. Bank will also actively promote the usage of electronic mode for Customs, Port charges and Railway freight payments. During the financial year, Bank customers made over 3.39 lac Income Tax payment transactions aggregating to a value of Rs.5115.20 crores through online payment from our bank. This has shown a quantum jump from 2.44 lakh payments aggregating to Rs.3846 crores last year. With the addition of ATM, the online payment facility and their numbers are expected to go up substantially.

Customers with Union Bank debit card desirous of availing the facility have to register once their details on the bank’s web portal. The PAN/TAN number is validated by the website using the NSDL site. Customer when they log in to the ATM and selects the Income Tax menu, it will display the PAN number and will ask them to input the Income tax amount with Education Cess, item wise details of any other amount they want to include in the tax payment. On confirmation the tax amount will be debited to their account and customer will be issued receipt containing CIN number. Customers on the next day can log in to the web portal of the bank and by giving their CIN number can print the challan for their records.

Bank has one focal point branch for all electronic Direct tax payments. Funds towards payment of Income Tax are pooled at focal point branch and remitted to Nodal Government treasury branch on T+1 basis. The Nodal Branch remits the funds on T+1 basis to RBI and the tax payment electronic data to NSDL and CBDT on T+1.

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Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1-1-2011

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F.No. 42/15/2011-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 : 29th March 2011



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject :-       Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners – Revised rate effective from 1-1-2011

      The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 42/18/2010-P&PW(G) dated 27th September, 2010 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/ family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 45% to 51% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011.

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 Civilian pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/families of displaced Government pensioners from Pakistan, who are Indian Nationals but receiving pension on behalf of Government of Pakistan and are in receipt of ad-hoc ex-gratia allowance of Rs. 3500/- p.m. in terms of this Department’s OM No. 23-1-97-P&PW(B) dated 23-2-1998 read with this Department’s OM No. 23-3-2008-P&PW(B) dated 15-9-2008.

3.       Central Government Employees who had drawn lumpsum amount on absorption in a PSU/Autonomous body and have become eligible to restoration of 1/3rd commuted portion of pension as well as revision of the restored amount in terms of this Department’s OM No. 4/59/97-P&PW (D) dated 14-07-1998 will also be entitled to the payment of DR @ 51% w.e.f. 1-1-2011 on full pension i.e. the revised pension which the absorbed employee would have received on the date of restoration had he not drawn lumpsum payment on absorption and Dearness Pension subject to fulfillment of the conditions laid down in para 5 of the O.M. dated 14-07-98. In this connection, instructions contained in this Department’s OM No.4/29/99-P&PW (D) dated. 12-7-2000 refer.

4.       Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee.

5.       Other provisions governing grant of DR in respect of employed family pensioners and re-employed Central Government Pensioners will be regulated in accordance with the provisions contained in this Department’s OM No. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 2-7-1999 as amended vide this Department’s OM No. F. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW(G) dated 9th July, 2009. The provisions relating to regulation of DR where a pensioner is in receipt of more than one pension, will remain unchanged.

6.       In the case of retired Judges of the Supreme Court and High Courts, necessary orders will be issued by the Department of Justice separately.

7.       It will be the responsibility of the pension disbursing authorities, including the nationalized banks, etc. to calculate the quantum of DR payable in each individual case.

8.       The offices of Accountant General and Authorised Public Sector Banks are requested to arrange payment of relief to pensioners etc. on the basis of these instructions without waiting for any further instructions from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and the Reserve Bank of India in view of letter No. 528-TA, II/34-80-II dated 23/04/1981 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India addressed to all Accountant Generals and Reserve Bank of India Circular No. GANB No. 2958/GA-64 (ii) (CGL)/81 dated the 21st May, 1981 addressed to State Bank of India and its subsidiaries and all Nationalised Banks.

9.       In their application to the pensioners/family pensioners belonging to Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the C&AG.

10.       This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure conveyed vide their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 28rd March, 2011.

11.       Hindi version will follow.



s/d
(S.P.Kakkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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AICPIN released for the month of Feb, 2011

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AICPIN released for the month of Feb, 2011

All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of February, 2011 decreased by 3 points and stood at 185 (one hundred and eighty five).

During February, 2011, the index recorded decrease of 9 points in Bangalore centre, 8 points in Warrangal centre, 7 points in Coimbatore centre, 6 points in 4 centres, 5 points in 12 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 13 centres, 2 points in 19 centres and 1 point in 9 centres. The index increased by 2 points each in Quilon, Jalandhar and Munger Jamalpur centres, 1 point each in Darjeeling and Sholapur centres, while in the remaining 5 centres the index remained stationary.

The maximum decrease of 9 points in Bangalore centre is mainly on account of decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. The decrease of 8 points in Warrangal centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, etc. The decrease of 7 points in Coimbatore centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Vegetable & Fruit items, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. The increase of 2 points in Quilon, Jalandhar and Munger Jamalpur centres is the outcome of increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Firewood, Washing Soap, Electricity Charges, etc. whereas, the increase of 1 point in Darjeeling and Sholapur centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Mustard Oil, Repair Charges, etc.

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

1 Ahmedabad 177
2 Bangalore 187
3 Chennai 167
4 Delhi 170
5 Kolkata 178
6 Mumbai 183

The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of February, 2011 is 8.82% as compared to 9.30% in January, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index is 7.65% in February, 2011 as compared to 10.22% in January, 2011.

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DEFEAT THE NEW PENSION BILL - NFPE

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DEFEAT THE NEW PENSION BILL

The UPA-II Government has presented the New Pension Bill in the Parliament. CPI (M) Lok Sabha Leader, Com. Basudev Acharya, MP demanded voting. Both UPA and NDA MPs Voted in favour of introduction of the bill in Parliament. Only left party MPs opposed. Thus it is once again made clear that when it comes to economic policies there is no difference between NDA and UPA.

Even before passing the bill in Parliament the New Pension Scheme called "Contributory Pension Scheme" has already been made applicable to those employees who joined Central Govt. Services on or after 01.01.2004, through an executive order by the NDA Government. 10% of the pay and DA is being recovered from every employee who joined service on or after 01.01.2004, in each month towards Contributory Pension Scheme. On passing the bill by Parliament Pension Fund Managers will be appointed. Multi –national Corporate houses are waiting for their chance to become Fund Managers so that the accumulated huge amount in the Pension Scheme is share market oriented the Pension Fund will flow to the share market. If share market booms, the Pension Fund Managers can accumulate huge profit. If share market crashes, the Pension Fund will collapsed and the entire savings of the employees will be lost. The recent world economic crises has witnessed many such Pension Fund collapses and lacs and lacs of workers are deprived of their Social Security at old age.

The New Pension Scheme is a product of the globalization policy pursued by both NDA and UPA Government. UPA-I Government could not pass the bill as the Supporting left parties had made it clear that they will withdraw support to the Government and vote against the bill. Government tried to make consensus by convening a meeting of all Chief Ministers. Out of 22 Chief Ministers only three Left Front Chief Ministers viz. West Bengal, Kerala and Tripura, opposed the New Pension Scheme. Now as UPA and NDA have joined together, the bill is likely to be passed in this Session of the Parliament. The New Pension Scheme can be made applicable to all including public and private sector employees.

There is a perception that the New Pension Scheme can be made applicable to the new entrants only. This is not correct. The Work Study Group appointed by Sixth Central Pay Commission has been asked to examine and submit report on the following terms of reference:

(i) to workout the existing and future pension liability of the Central Govt. Employees who are in service prior to 1.1.2004. (ii) to work out the pension liability of those Central Government Employees appointed prior 1.1.2004 and whose age profile is between 30 years and 40 years.

(iii) to examine the feasibility of establishing a self –reliant Pension Fund with initial corpus fund provided by Government for the employees who are in service prior to 1.1.2004 and thus reduce the expenditure on pension.

The Sixth CPC has already made some observations regarding introduction of Contributory Pension Scheme to the employees who are in service prior to 1.1.2004.

Thus a serious threat looms large over the head of the entire Central and State Government Employees and section of the workers. Nationwide sustained campaign and united action by the entire working class is the need of the hour. The Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers and the All India State Government Employees Federations has already given a call for nationwide campaign and protest demonstration. The question of organizing higher forum of trade union action including strike in under serious considerations.

NFPE calls upon the entirety of the Postal and RMS Employeesto organize effective campaign against the ill effects of the New Pension Bill and be ready for direct action if situation warrants.

--

M.Krishnan
Secretary General NFPE

Courtesy : NFPE

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay as per 5th CPC

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No.1(3)/2008-EII(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
*****



New Delhi, 31st March, 2011



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:       Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.01.2011 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 Ministry’s Office Memorandumof even No. dated 11th September, 2010 revising the Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 1.7.2010 in respect of employees of Central Government and Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scale of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 103% to 115% w.e.f. 01.01.2011. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M. dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.



s/d
(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Government of India



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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Shri Mallikarjun Kharge Minister of Labour & Employment Chairs the 193rd Meeting of the Central Board of Trustees

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Shri Mallikarjun Kharge Minister of Labour & Employment Chairs the 193rd Meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF

Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Union Minister of Labour & Employment chaired the 193rd meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, Employees’ Provident Fund in New Delhi today. The 193rd meeting of the Central Board of Trustees, EPF, was the tenth regular meeting of the present Board.

The Board deliberated upon the proposal for extension of the tenure of existing fund managers and its concurrent auditor by a period of three months from 1.4.2011 to 30.06.2011 as the process of selection of new fund managers was yet to be completed. It was decided not to extend the tenure of the existing fund managers but to entrust the fund to SBI to manage the funds till new fund managers are selected. The Central Board of Trustees in a special meeting held on 29.07.2008, on the recommendation of the 92nd meeting of Finance & Investment Committee held on 24.07.2008 approved selection of four Fund Managers i.e., HSBC AMC, ICICI Prudential AMC, SBI and Reliance Capital AML for management of CBT, EPF corpus. Initially the term of contract was for two years extendable by another year on mutual consent of EPFO & the Portfolio Managers. The tenure of existing Fund Managers initially started from 17/09/2008 till 16/09/2010 which was extended for another six and half months up to 31.03.2011 by the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) in the 189th meeting of CBT held on 09.04.2010.

The Board also considered an agenda item on election of representatives of employers and employees to the Executive Committee of the Central Board of Trustees. After deliberations among the employees’ and employers’ representatives the members present proposed to the Chairman, CBT three names each for appointment to the Executive Committee, CBT unanimously, as new employees’ and employers’ representatives.

The Board also decided to defer the agenda on the report of the working group on comprehensive amendment to the Employees’ Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provision At, 1952 as the members needed some more time to send their views on the recommendations to the Chairman, CBT.

The above decisions were taken under the Chairmanship of Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, the Union Minister of Labour and Employment and Chairman, CBT (EPF).

Engagement of retired Central Government Officials as Consultants in Ministry of Home Affairs

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Engagement of retired Central Government Officials as Consultants in Ministry of Home Affairs.

Home Ministry proposes to prepare a panel of officers of the level of Assistants / Section Officer / Under Secretary who have retired from Central Government Service from these posts during last 2 years from 1.1.2009 till date and are willing for engagement as Consultants in this Ministry. Compensation will be last pay drawn minus pension and the dearness allowance at the prevalent rate. The initial engagement will be for 6 months and if the vacancy remain unfilled may be continued for another 6 months.

Willing officers are requested to send their Bio-Data and contact details, specifically mentioning the areas of experience, to the Under Secretary.

(Amarendra Singh) Under Secretary (Ad-II) Tel.No. 2309 2085 Room No. 94-C, North Block

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Postal employees threaten to go on indefinite strike

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Postal employees threaten to go on indefinite strike

Rourkela, Mar 29 (PTI) All India Postal Employees Union - postmen, MSE and group "D" staff- has threatened to go on an indefinite nationwide strike in support of their demands.

The union has been demanding appointment of staffs, implementation of proper pension scheme, opposing the idea of one delivery point and one post office system of the government, Union General Secretary M Krishnan told reporters here today.

The members of the union would launch a demonstration infront of the Dak Bhawan, New Delhi to apprise the demands, Krishnan said.

Meanwhile, he said the union would also submit its memorandum to the government.

"We have been demanding for years now but nobody is listening. The postal employees are worst sufferer in the present situation," he added.

"The staff strength has been reduced considerably while the work load has been increasing day by day.



Source: PTI

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees in revised rates

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)



S.No.PC-VI/251
No.PC-VI/2008/I/7/2/1

RBE No.40/2011
New Delhi, dated 25.3.2011



The GMs/CAO(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(as per mailing list)



      Sub. :-       Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.01.2011.

Please refer to this Ministry's letter of even number dated 22.09.2010 (S.No.PC-VI/227, RBE No.139/2010) on this 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 45% to 51% with effect from 1st January, 2011.

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 paid in cash to all railway employees. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of January and February, 2011 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary for March, 2011 and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

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



s/d
(Koshy Thomas)
Joint Director, Pay Commission-II
RAILWAY BOARD



Monday, March 28, 2011

Job Highlights (26 MARCH 2011 - 01 APRIL 2011 - Employment News

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EMPLOYMENT NEWS
WEEKLY
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION AND BROADCASTING
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA


Employment News, a weekly, published in English, Hindi and Urdu languages is the flagship publication of the Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Govt. of India. The unit has been set up to bring out the above weekly journal, with a view to giving information about employment opportunities to the unemployed and under employed youth of the country and to help youngsters in making an informed choice about their careers.

The weekly carries advertisement for job of Central, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies, universities, admission notices for professional courses, examination notices and results of organizations like UPSC, SSC and other general recruitment bodies and mid level career promotion opportunities (Deputation).

Employment News has published the highlights of the various vacancies... For the 2nd April to 8th April, 2011 issue, the following Jobs vacancies are available in Indian public sector and private sector companies.

Please find below Job Highlights of Employment News Issue Dated 26th MARCH 2011 - 01st APRIL 2011:-



Job Highlights (26 MARCH 11 - 01 APRIL 11)

Union Public Service Commission notifies Special Class Railway Apprentices Examination, 2011

Union Public Service Commission invites applications for various posts.

Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, New Delhi invites applications for various Scientific Posts.

South Malabar Gramin Bank, Kerala requires Assistant Managers (Officer Scale-I). National Housing Bank requires Managers and Deputy Managers.

Public Service Commission, Uttar Pradesh notifies Assistant Conservator of Forests (Special Recruitment) Examination-2011.

Indian Oil Corporation Limited, Faridabad invites applications for various posts.

General Reserve Engineer Force requires Junior Engineer (Civil).

Mazagon Dock Limited requires Dy. General Managers, Chief Managers, Managers, Dy. Managers etc.

Indian Army requires Religious Teachers as Junior Commissioned Officer.

Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre invites applications for various posts.

Indian Ordnance Factories, Tiruchirapalli requires various Semi0skilled grade posts.

National Institute of Science, Technology & Development Studies invites applications for various posts.





Source: www.employmentnews.gov.in

Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam, 2011

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Special Class Railway Apprentices Exam, 2011

The Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) will hold the Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2011 on July 31, 2011 for recruitment to the Special Class Apprentices in the Mechanical Department of Indian Railways. The examination will be held at various centres across the country.

Candidates can apply Online using the link www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up on line applications are available on the website.

All Online applications can be filled up to April 25, 2011 till 11.59 p.m. after which the link will be disabled. The Candidates are strongly advised to apply Online well in time without waiting for last date for submission of Online application.

Candidates, who wish to apply off-line, must apply in the Common Application Form devised by the Commission for its examinations, which can be purchased from the designated Head Post Offices/Post Offices (specified in Appendix-III of the Notice published in Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated 26.3.2011) throughout the country.

The last date for all offline applications to reach UPSC, either by hand or by Post/Speed Post or by Courier is April 25, 2011. However, in respect of candidates residing abroad or in certain remote specified areas, the last date for receipt of application by post/speed post only (not by hand or by courier) is May 2, 2011.

In case of any difficulty in obtaining application forms from the designated HPOs/Pos, the candidates should contact the concerned Post Master or UPSC’s “FORMS SUPPLY MONITORING CELL” over Telephone no.011-23389366/Fax No.011-23387310.

For details regarding eligibility conditions, syllabus and scheme of the examination, centers of examination, guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the detailed notice of the examination published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar dated March 26, 2011. They can also visit UPSC website www.upsc.gov.in.

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near gate ‘C’ of its campus in person or over telephone no.011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 during working hours.



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Receipt of incomplete/deficient DPC proposals from the Ministries / Departments - Regarding

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IMMEDIATE



No.22011/3/2011-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)



New Delhi 110001
March 24,2011



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:- Receipt of incomplete/deficient DPC proposals from the Ministries / Departments - Regarding


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The undersigned is directed to invite reference to the Department of Personnel and Training Office Memorandum No.22011/9/98-Estt(D) dated September 8, 1998 prescribing a Model Calendar for DPCs in order to ensure that DPCs are convened in advance and approved select panels are prepared well before commencement of the relevant vacancy years as per time schedule prescribed therein. All Ministries/Departments were also requested for strict compliance of the instructions so as to achieve the desired objectives of timely convening of DPCs/preparation of approved select panels within the prescribed time-frame. Need for strict compliance of the instructions was reiterated vide this Department's OM No. 22011/9/98- Estt(D) dated 14.12.2000.

2.The Model Calendar for DPCs as laid down in DoPT's guidelines makes it obligatory on the part of Ministries/Departments to send DPC cases to the UPSC by 15th July(for financial year based vacancies) and 15th April (for calendar year based vacancies) of the year preceding the vacancy year. Despite repeated communications to this effect, these instructions are not being followed by the Ministries/Departments in majority of cases. Delay in holding the DPCs not only affect the manpower planning in various Ministries/Departments but also impedes the career progression across the board and is the main reason for litigation before CAT and various High Courts. The UPSC has recently brought this non-satisfactory position to the notice of this Department. The UPSC has since stopped accepting incomplete proposals w.e.f. 01.08.2010 and have introduced a new procedure under the 'Single Window System' whereby Ministries / Departments are now required to bring their proposals by hand which are scrutinized on the spot by the designated officer of the UPSC. Accordingly, all the Ministries / Departments are requested to send their DPC proposal in future in accordance with the revised Checklist as Annexed.

3.Non-adherence to time frame for DPCs is matter of serious concern to the Government. Hence, all concerned authorities are once again counseled to ensure adherence to the Model Calendar which has been devised as a system-improvement measure. All proposals for DPC would henceforth be sent to UPSC complete in all respects including ACRs duly reviewed as per DoPT's OM No.21011/1/2010-Estt(A) dated 13.4.2010. In case of non-adherence to the prescribed time-frame, the Joint-Secretary concerned responsible for signing certificate of completeness will be held responsible for the lapse and responsibility shall be fixed accordingly.

4. All the Ministries / Department may complete all the pending DPC proposals in respect of previous years with in a reasonable period of one year i.e. upto 31.3.2012. For the vacancy year 2012-2013 onwards, timeline as prescribed in model calendar for DPC will be adhered to for strict compliance.

5. Ministries / Departments are requested to give wide circulation to these instructions to ensure strict adherence to the time-schedule prescribed as per the Model Calendar for DPCs.



s/d
(Smita Kumar)
Director(Establishment)





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VS flays Centre's move to 'privatise' pensions

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VS flays Centre's move to 'privatise' pensions

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Following the introduction of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill, 2011 in Lok Sabha, Kerala Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan today urged the Centre to back out from its move to "privatise" the pension scheme of central and state government employees.

The PFRDA Bill that was introduced in Parliament on Thursday was a move towards privatising pension, and if passed, pension for Central and State government employees would no longer have government guarantee, the Chief Minister said in a statement here.

The first UPA government had also tried to "privatise" the pension scheme, but the plan was dropped due to stiff resistance from the Leftist parties, the statement said. Achuthanandan said employees should come out with strong protest against the Centre's move. The Bill, introduced by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, provides for establishing a statutory regulatory body to be called the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), which will undertake promotional, developmental and regulatory functions in respect to pension funds.

According to the statement of objects and reasons of the Bill, foreign investment policy for pension sector intermediaries, including the pension funds and central record-keeping agency, would be determined and notified outside the proposed legislation under Foreign Exchange Management Act.

The Bill also contains provisions for empowering the PFRDA to regulate the National Pension system (NPS), as amended from time to time. Moreover, it authorises the PFRDA to levy fees for services rendered by it to meet its expenses.

The pension fund regulator can also impose penalties for any violation of the provisions of the legislation, rules, regulations, etc, once the Bill is passed.



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Government staff stage stir over pension bill

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Government staff stage stir over pension bill

CHENNAI: Work in the State and Central government offices in the city were hit for a couple of hours on Friday after staff staged a walkout against introduction of the Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill in Parliament.

R Srinivasan, general secretary of Tamil Nadu government employee's association, said the move by the UPA government would put pensioners at the mercy of market forces. The bill, which came into existence based on the Bhattacharya panel recommendations during the BJP government's term, got a new lease of life on Thursday when it was reintroduced in Parliament after the botched attempt in 2004. Interestingly, the bill stated that foreign investment policy for the pension sector would be determined and notified outside the legislation under the Foreign Exchange Management Act.

Staff fear that with this, pension deduction would be handed over to fund managers who would invest in the share market and mutual funds. The government has given no guarantee on pension as per section 20 of the bill,said general secretary of the Central government employees confederation Tamil Nadu, Duraipandian ?



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Saturday, March 26, 2011

Promotion to the post of Assistants in KVS

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Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18 Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi - 110016
Tele:011-26858570/26514179(Fax)
Website:www.kvsangathan.nic.in

Dated: 24.03.2011



F.11056/1/PR/Asstt/2010 KVS HQ(Estt.III)/729



MEMORANDUM



Sub:      Promotion to the post of Assistant.

      The Competent Authority has approved promotion of the follwing UDCs to the post of Assistant in the pay band/ Scale of Rs.9300-34800/- with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- and posted to Kendriya Vidyalayas / ROs as shown in column 6 against their name. They must communicate their unconditional acceptance positively by 11.4.2011 and get relieved for joining the place of posting as Assistant after availing joining time as per rules. If they fail to get relieved by 11.4.2011 this offer of promotion will anutomatically be treated as withdrawn and they would be debarred from getting further promotion for 01 year with attendant consequence such as seniority etc. with effect from 12.4.2011 as per KVS (HQrs.).No.6-6/1999/KVS(HQ)RPS dated 4.9.08.



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Thursday, March 24, 2011

PFRDA BILL INTRODUCED IN THE PARLIAMENT - Two hour demonstration against PFRDA Bill

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      Confederation Secretary General stated in the letter, which is published in his website today that the All India Central Government Employees Federation and the Confederation of Central Government Employees had jointly taken the decision earlier to oppose the introduction of the PFRDA Bill by organizing a two hour walk out programme...

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PFRDA BILL INTRODUCED IN THE PARLIAMENT:

HOLD DEMONSTRATION BETWEEN 12 AND 2 PM ON
FRIDAY 25TH MARCH 2011
IN FRONT OF ALL OFFICES
TO REGISTER OUR STRONG PROTEST AGAINST THE ATTROCIOUS ATTEMPT
OF THE UPA GOVERNMENT
TO REINTRODUCE THE LAPSED BILL



      The UPA II Government has today introduced the PFRDA Bill once again in the Parliament. The bill that was introduced earlier by the then Finance Minister, Shri P. Chidambaram, could not muster sufficient support to get enacted as the Left parties Parties opposed it. Even though the enactment could not be made, the Government through executive fiat had converted the statutory defined benefit Pension scheme which is in existence for decades in the case of Government employees into a contributory pension scheme.

      The All India State Government Employees Federation and the Confederation of Central Government employees had jointly taken the decision earlier to oppose the introduction of the Bill by organizing a two hour walk out programme. Accordingly we call upon all our Affiliates and State Units to immediately organize demonstration in front of all offices between 12 and 2 PM and mobilize the members for sustained serious programmes of action in the days to come. Intensive campaign programmes must be undertaken to bring home the pernicious impact the bill will bring about on the existing pensionary benefits of the Government employees. Besides, The funds accumulated from the contributions made by the employees as stipulated in the New Contributory pension scheme would be diverted to stock market for investment. Since the Government is to contribute equal amount as is being made by the employees, the new contributory pension scheme would be an unbearable drag on the exchequer and the sole beneficiary would be the big corporate houses. We must therefore embark upon a sustained struggle against the new scheme including a day's strike action as and when the bill is taken up for enactment by the Parliament..

      With greetings,



Yours fraternally,

s/d
K.K.N.Kutty;
Secretary General



Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees – Revised Rates effectives from 1.1.2011

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No.1(2)/2011 – E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
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New Delhi, the 24th March, 2011.



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees – Revised Rates effectives from 1.1.2011.


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The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s office Memorandum No. 1(6)/2010-E-II(B) Dated 22nd September, 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 45 % to 51% with effect from 1st January, 2011.

2.The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M No. 1 (3)/2008-E-II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3.The additional instalment of Dearness payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government Employees.

4.The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of January and February, 2011 shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2011.

5.These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the defense services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defense Service Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defense and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6.In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the controller and Auditor General of India.



(Y.P. Sehgal)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India



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Promotion to the post of Laboratory Superintendent Gr.III-Medical Department

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RB/Estt.No.34/2O11



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA/BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS/RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)
****

No.E(NG)I-2006/PM10/2

New Delhi, dated 11-03-2011



The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways and
Production Units.
(As per standard list)

          Sub:-       Promotion to the post of Laboratory Superintendent Gr.III-Medical Department.

     As the Railways are aware, in terms of para 165(3) (ii) of IREM, Vol.1 1989 Edition as modified vide ACS No.128 issued under this Ministrys letter No.E(NG)ll/2001/RR-1/20 dated 12.11.2001, the persons in service as on 01.08.1998 in grade Rs.3200-4900/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2000 with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science with or without one year’s experience in Pathological or Biochemical Laboratory will also continue to be considered eligible for promotion to grade Rs.4000-6000/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400 and Rs.4500-7000/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2800 after they have completed 10 years in each grade viz. Rs.3200-4900/ PB-I Rs.5200- 20200 GP Rs 2000 and Rs.4000-6000/ PB-I Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400. Later this was reduced to 6 years subject to their passing a trade test/practical test and are found suitable otherwise, vide ACS No.142 issued under Board’s letter No.E(NG)l-2002/PM10/1 dated 02.12.2002. Similarly, persons in service as on 01.08.1998 with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science plus Diploma in Laboratory Technician’s course and five years as Lab.Technican/Asstt.Chemist in grade Rs.4500-7000/ PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2800 will also continue to be eligible for promotion by selection as Lab.Supdt. Gr.lIl/Chemist in the pay scale Rs.5000-8000/PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 GP Rs.4200.

2.      The staff side have raised a demand in the forum of DC-JCM for consideration of promotion of staff who are in service with the then existing qualification of Matriculation with Science with or without one year’s experience in Pathological or Biochemical Laboratory as on 01.08.1998 in scale Lab.Asstt Gr. II Rs. 3200-4900/PB-I Rs. 5200-20200 GP Rs.2000, Lab.Asstt. Gr.I Rs.4000-6000 PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs. 2400. Lab. Technician/Assistant Chemist in scale Rs.4500-7000/PB-I Rs.5200.-20200 GP Rs.2800 to their respective next higher grade.

3.      The matter has been considered by the Ministry of Railways and in the fight of the above discussion, it has been decided that employees working as Lab.Asstt.Gr.II Rs.3200-4900/PB-I Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2000, Lab.Asstt. Gr.I Rs.4000-6000 PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2400, Lab.Technician/Assistant Chemist in scale Rs.4500-7000/PB-1 Rs.5200-20200 GP Rs.2800 as on 01.08.1998 recruited with the qualification of matric with science with or without one year’s experience in pathological or bio-chemicai laboratory may be detailed for imparting 24 weeks training as per the following procedure:

     i)      There shall be three training sessions of 8 weeks each of which 6 weeks will be at the work place and 2 weeks hands-on training at the nominated Zonal Hospital.

     ii)      Each training session to be followed by a suitable evaluation programme which will be conducted by the Pathologist Incharge/Zonal Hospital.

     iii)      Zonal Hospitals of Northern and Southern Railway to be the nominated Hospitals for hands-on training and evaluation programme.

     iv)      There is no age bar for detailing for this training programme for Lab.Technician which is specifically designed for the existing Lab.Technician staff as on 01.08.1998 and who had been recruited with the then existing pre-requisite qualification of “Matric with science with or without one years experience in pathological or bio-chemical laboratory”.

4.      The mode of training programme for LabTechnicians may be seen from Annexure ‘A’. The Lab. Technician/Asstt. Chemist in question may be considered for promotion as Lab.Supdt Gr.1ll (now replaced provisionally by the designation as Lab.Sudpt. in grade pay Rs.4200) based on fulfilling the criteria as laid down in training module and as per the provision contained in ACS No.128 ibid subject to availability of vacancies.

     Please acknowledge receipt.



(M.K. Meena)
Dy. Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board



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Annexure 'A' to Board's letter No.E(NG)I-2006/PM10/2 dated 11-03-2011

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Annual Reports regarding Representation of SCs, STs, OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in the Central Government Services as on 1.1.2011

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No.36027/1/2011-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training



New Delhi, dated the 18th March., 2011



Office Memorandum



Subject :-       Annual Reports regarding Representation of SCs, STs, OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in the Central Government Services as on 1.1.2011.

      The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M.of even number dated 15th January, 2011 on the above subject,whereby each Ministry/Department was required to submit the following reports to this Department by 31.3.2011.       (i)      SC/ST/OBC Report-1 regarding representation of SCs, STs and OBCs in Services as on 1.1.2011;

      (ii)      SC/ST/OBC Report-I1 regarding representation of SCs, STs, OBCs in various grades of organized Group 'A' Services as on 1.1.2011;

      (iii)      Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Report-1 regarding representation of persons with disabilities in Services as on 1.1.2011; and

      (iv)      PWD Report-I1 regarding appointments of persons with disabilities during the year 2010.

2.      It is requested that the aforesaid reports may kindly be furnished to this Department urgently and latest by 31.3.2011.



(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary(Res.)



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Merger of grades - Filling up of non-gazetted posts - Constitution of Selection Committee reg.

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Merger of grades - Filling up of non-gazetted posts - Constitution of Selection Committee regarding.

As the Railway Administration are aware, in terms of extant instructions, for selection post in the erstwhile scale of Rs.5500-9000 and above the Selection Board consisted of officers of Junior Administrative Grade, while for all other selection posts the Selection Board consisted of officers not lower than Senior Scale.

Pursuant to the merger of grades, as a result of implementation of recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission, Ministry of Railways have considered the matter afresh and it has been decided that henceforth the Selection Board will consist of Junior Administrative Grade officers for selction to the posts carrying grade pay Rs.4200/-and above, whereas officers in the rank of Senior Scale may be nominated for selection to the post carrying grade pay of Rs.2800 & below.



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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

CGEWHO : Prototype Interactive Public Questions & Answers

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Central Government Welfare Housing Organisation(CGEWHO)
Prototype Interactive Public Questions & Answers Frequently Asked Questions




(i) What is CGEWHO ?

Ans.: "CGEWHO" stands for "Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation". It is a "Society" registered under Societies Registration Act 1860 and functions as an autonomous body of the Govt. of India under the aegis of M/o Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation.



(ii) What are the AIMS of CGEWHO ?
Ans.: To provide dwelling units for the welfare of Central Government employees on "self-financing" and "No Profit-No Loss" basis all over India.



(iii) What is the Constitutional set-up of CGEWHO?
Ans.: CGEWHO is managed on a 4-tier system viz:      General Body comprising 14 members with Secretary, M/o Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation as its President.
     Governing Council comprising 11 members with Secretary, M/o Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation as its President.
     Executive Committee comprising 7 members with Joint Secretary(H), M/o Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation as its Chairman.
     The organisation is headed by a Full-time Chief Executive Officer.



(iv) Where is the office located and what is its e-mail/ web address?
6th Floor, "A" Wing Janpath Bhawan, New Delhi. E-mail:- cgewho@nic.in Web-site: www.cgewho.nic.in



(v) What is the mission statement of CGEWHO ?
Ans.: (a) To undertake Welfare Housing Schemes on "NO PROFIT-NO LOSS" basis for the Central Government employees (serving and/or retired), for spouses of the deceased Central Government employees, regular employees in service of this Society and to spouses in case of deceased Central Govt. employees, by inter alia promoting the construction of houses / dwelling units. (b) To do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the above objects or any of them.



(vi) Who all can apply for a dwelling unit from CGEWHO?
CGEWHO aims at serving and / or retired Central Government and regular CGEWHO employees. Moreover, spouses of the deceased employees or deceased retired Central Govt. employees can also apply, if otherwise, deceased employee would have been eligible.



(vii) What is a "Dwelling Unit(DU)" and can one obtain more than one DU from CGEWHO?
Ans.: CGEWHO invariably builds apartment blocks only i.e. flat types. Further, an eligible applicant can apply for any number of housing schemes of CGEWHO. But, finally, he can be allotted only one DU under any of the CGEWHO's housing schemes. Even if both Husband and wife are eligible, only one of them can own a dwelling unit..



(viii) Does CGEWHO also arrange financing of the dwelling units for its beneficiaries?
Ans.: CGEWHO does not arrange funds for its beneficiaries, its Housing Schemes being on self financing basis. However, requisite support/assistance for raising loan is extended, such as Format of HBA form / signing Tripartite Agreement / Providing non-encumbrance certificate(s) / Clarificatory Letter from CGEWHO (on request) / Copy of approved plan(s) / title deed of land.



(ix) Does CGEWHO collect/demand payment from its beneficiaries in lump-sum or in instalments.
Ans.: CGEWHO undertakes housing projects purely on "Self-financing" basis and collects cost generally in six instalments, spread over a period of approximately 30 months, as under:-

Instalment Amount Stage
- Earnest Money Alongwith Application
i. 30% of cost of DU less EMD On allotment
ii. 15% of cost of DU On commencement of construction.
iii. 20% of cost of DU After 4/6 months of previous instalment.
iv. 15% of cost of DU - do -
v. 20% of cost of DU - do -
vi. All other charges, including On offer of Possession escalation,interest,AOA charges, Stamp duty,reserve fund, Statutory levies etc.

OR
2.5% rebate is offered, if the Full Payment is made within 45 days of allotment, subject to fulfilling other conditions. (May refer scheme brochure)



(x) Is Co-ownership allowed?

Ans.: Yes. Co-ownership is allowed, but at the time of executing Sale/Lease Deed of the DU. Till then, a `certificate' is issued for facilitating availing of loans to meet the requirements of financial institutions, in case required.



(xi) Can a person apply for any type of dwelling unit in a Scheme?
Ans.: NO. CGEWHO Rules provide for allotments on the basis of Group of Service to which a Government employee belongs, as per the following:-
Type A(One bedroom set) - D,C,B & A Groups
Type B(Two bedroom set) - C,B & A Groups
Type C(Three bedroom set) - B & A Groups
Type D(Four bedroom set) - A Group



(xii) After handing over possession of the dwelling units, who maintains the complex?

Ans.: i) After completion of the project, CGEWHO provide one year of defect liability period. Defects will be examined and rectified, wherever applicable, in defect liability period. Defect liability period starts from the date of completion of project and is not related to handing over of the DU to the beneficiary. ii) All Housing Complexes, developed by the CGEWHO, are maintained by an "Apartment Owners' Association", created by CGEWHO from amongst the beneficiaries of the concerned Scheme. iii) Initially, an Ad-hoc Committee is formed/elected. iv) "Apartment Owners' Association" is later registered with the concerned authorities to give it a legal status.



(xiii) Does CGEWHO charge the car parking cost separately or it is included in the cost of the dwelling unit?
Ans.: Car/Scooter parking is optional and is charged separately alongwith the final `instalment'.



(xiv) CAN A BENEFICIARY SELL THE DWELLING UNIT PURCHASED FROM CGEWHO?
Ans.: A beneficiary can sell the DU allotted to him after the same has been registered in his/her favour by CGEWHO, and after following the rules of the respective "Apartment Owners Association". (xv) Is any penalty levied if a person withdraws from a scheme?
Ans.: No `withdrawal charges' are levied in case of withdrawal before commencement of construction. Allottees withdrawing after the date of commencement of construction are levied "withdrawal charges" @ 15% of the first instalment. Allottees withdrawing after allotment of specific floor/flats are required to pay "withdrawal charges" @ 20% of the first instalment.



(xvi) What happens if an allottee dies ?
Ans.: The allotted DUs is transferred in the name of the nominee/legal/natural heir, on receipt of "succession/relinquishment" documents. (Format of which is available in CGEWHO's HO).



(xvii) How does CGEWHO select a station for setting up a housing complex?
Ans.: By conducting a Paid Demand Survey.



(xviii) How does CGEWHO ensure quality of its projects?
Ans.: CGEWHO follows a four-tier supervision/inspection mechanism for all its projects, as under: i) Supervision by the Contracting Agency ii) Supervision by the Architect Consultants iii) Supervision by CGEWHO's Project Team iv) Independent supervision by a Third-Party e.g.Indian Institute of Technology/ Engineering College of that city/Central Building Research Institute, etc.



(xix) How many housing projects have been completed by CGEWHO till now?
Ans.: So far 23 housing projects have been completed by CGEWHO at Chennai(PhI)(524), Nerul, Navi Mumbai(384), Sector 14, Panchkula(Ph-I)(98), Kolkata(Ph-I) (576), Sector-51, NOIDA(Ph-I&II)(1200), Kharghar, Navi Mumbai (1230), Sector- 56, Gurgaon(Ph-I&II)(1940), Chandigarh(305), Bangalore(Ph-I)(603), Hyderabad(PhI)(344), Kochi(43), Pune(Ph-I)(159), Sector-82, NOIDA(Ph-III, IV & V)(2276), Ahmedabad(310), Jaipur(184), Hyderabad(Ph-II)(178), Panchkula(Ph- II)(240), Lucknow(Ph-I)(130), and Pune(Ph-II)(148) - Total 10872 dwelling units.



(xx) Which are the on-going housing schemes of CGEWHO?
Ans.: On-going housing schemes are at Chennai(Ph-II)(572), Hyderabad(Ph-III)(380), Mohali(Ph-I)(603), Bhubaneswar(Ph-I)(256), Meerut(Ph-I)(90), Jaipur(Ph-II)(572) and Vishakhapatnam(Ph-I)(190) with 2663 dwelling units under various stages of construction and planning.



(xxi) Which are the likely future housing schemes of CGEWHO?
Ans.: Bhubaneswar(Ph-II), Kharghar(Ph-II), Kolkata(Ph-II), Mohali(Ph-II) and Chennai(Ph-III).



(xxii) For any further query, whom to contact?
Ans.: Shri P. K. Wadhwa, Dy Director (Admn), CGEWHO, "A", Wing, 6th Floor, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath, New Delhi-110001, contact no. 23717249.


CGEWHO’s Chennai (Ph-II) Project

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No. T-109/1

February 1, 2011



To all beneficiaries of Chennai (Ph II) housing project

Sub: CGEWHO’s Chennai (Ph-II) Project



Sir/ Madam,

This letter is being issued to you being the beneficiary of the project to update you regarding the present status of your project. The salient issues are dealt in succeeding paragraphs:

2. Reason(s) for delay in the execution of project :As intimated to you vide our letter no.A-507/2 dated 29.10.2007, there was a requirement of provisioning of about 3000 Nos.of RCC cost-in-situ pile foundation as recommended by IIT-Chennai, the Proof Consultant for the project. This has resulted in additional work, which was not envisaged earlier and took approximately one year additionally. Moreover, heavy rainfall and subsequent flooding at site during the period of monsoon in 2008 & 2009 as well as intermittent heavy rain fall and flooding substantially retarded the progress which required demobilization and mobilization of the site. Accordingly, the organization has taken all out efforts and after consistent persuasion, it is expected that the project is expected to be completed in the month of May 2011. As per the second call-up notice called in the month of June ’07, the organization was required to hand over the DUs in the month of Dec. ’09. Considering the period required as explained above towards piling works as well as delay occurred due to heavy rain fall and flooding, the project has been delayed for more than 1 ½ years than the originally scheduled date of completion. As you may agree the delay is beyond the control of the organization and we are thankful to you to keep your patience in waiting for possession of your DU by keeping confidence on CGEWHO. We are confident that the project shall be completed in all respects as per the revised schedule. 3. Increase in Costs – We have already intimated to you regarding the increase in cost vide our letter no.F/224/1dated 21st May 2009, as well as through the detailed letter no.A-507/2 dated 06.08.2009. As per the interim costing forwarded to you in the month of May ’09, there is an expected escalation of approx. 29% over and above original cost increase towards increase in area from the announced one. The details are again tabulated as under: (i) Due to Increase in Areas - The scheme was announced with the area and subject to revision which was indicated in the scheme brochure. During planning, there was an increase in the area which resulted in increase in the announced cost. (ii) Due to Escalation: As explained vide para 7 of the letter dated 06.08.2009, there was an increase of approx. 9% towards pile foundation and 14.5% on labour and material escalation to be paid to the construction agency as per Wholesale Price Index. Further, there was an increase in the cost of procurement of cement and steel being done by CGEWHO directly which resulted in increase of 6%. It may please be noted that these increases were inescapable and are to be charged to the project. Accordingly, the estimated cost derived and intimated to you in the month of May ’09 is a again tabulated as under:

Type of DU Announced areas (Sft) Finalized Built-up areas (Sft) %age increase Announced cost (Rs. In lacs) Adjusted announced cost (Rs. In lacs) Anticipated escalation etc. (Rs. In lacs) Total present cost (Rs. In lacs)
A 550 614 11.64% 5.75 6.42 1.87 8.28
B 950 1055 11.05% 9.90 11.00 3.24 14.24
C 1250 1353 8.24% 13.05 14.13 4.13 18.26
D 1500 1672 11.47% 15.65 17.45 5.12 22.57


4. Quality –

(i)Considering the substantial increase in the infrastructure development as well as real estate business, the standard of steel manufactured by Re-Rollers has become inconsistent and as such it was decided to discontinue procurement of steel from the ISI approved Re-Rollers and a decision was taken to purchase steel only from the main manufacturers, i.e TATA Steel, RINL, SAIL. Though the has increased the cost of the project marginally, considering the advantage of quality of construction, it is to inform you that the above increase is worth its cost.

(ii)As you are aware that IIT-Chennai has been appointed as Proof Consultant for the project to check all structural drawings before implementation at site as well as other provisioning towards development works of the project. Additionally M/s Astrowix India Project Solution Pvt. Ltd, the Project Management Consultant, are acting as third party check towards quality assurance of the project.

5.Expected Completion –Undoubtedly there has been a delay in completion of the project due to the situations beyond the control of CGEWHO, as stated in para 2.All efforts are being made to complete the project in minimum possible time and the project is being monitored regularly by officers of CGEWHO as well as officials of Ministry of Housing&Urban Poverty Alleviation. Considering that the Project Monitoring Committee shall be in position shortly, it will give further impetus to the project. Based on reasons given at para 2 above and considering the completion period of 30 months from commencement of construction (as defined in the scheme brochure) the project to be completed by Dec ‘09.Considering the period for completion of piling, the project should have been completed in the month of Dec. ’10. However, due to the frequent monsoons and delay occurred due to the flood like situation as well as considering the present status of the project, are expecting to complete the construction by May ’11 and hand over the DU to you subsequently.

6. Option of withdrawal – Notwithstanding, if any beneficiary still feels aggrieved and wishes to withdraw from the scheme he/she may do so and the organization will not charge any `withdrawal charges’ and amount deposited by the beneficiary will be refunded along with interest @ 6.5% (which is the average term deposit rates of our banker)from the date of deposit till payment to the beneficiary, as a special case. This option will remain open for 45 days from the date of issue of this letter. Beneficiaries choosing to withdraw should forward the following :
i) Request for withdrawal ;
ii) Original Allotment Letter
iii) Original Payment Receipt (s)
iv) Duly-stamped and discharged Pre-Receipt (Proforma available in the CGEWHO BROCHURE).

7. All out efforts are being made to complete the project as explained above.



Yours faithfully,
(M K Maity)
Dy Director (Admn)
For Chief Executive Officer



Selection for promotion to Group 'B' posts of Assistant Nursing Officer in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) with Grade Pay of Rs.5400

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD) ****



RBE No. 36/2011



No.E(GP)2004/2/47

New Delhi, dated: 17th March, 2011



The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units.



      Sub:      Selection for promotion to Group 'B' posts of Assistant Nursing Officer in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) with Grade Pay of Rs.5400.

In terms of instructions contained in Board's letter of even number dated 03.05.2007 (RBE. No.70/2007), the Group 'B' post of Assistant Nursing Officer in the pay scale of Rs.7500-12000 was to be filled through the normal process of selection comprising written test and viva voce (including assessment of record of service) from amongst Chief Matrons in the Scale of Rs.7450-11500 with 2 years service in the grade, failing which, Chief Matrons with 3 years combined service in the scale of Rs.7450-11500 and Rs.6500-10500.

2. Consequent upon implementation of the pay scales recommended by the VI Pay Commission, the matter regarding eligibility conditions for promotion to Group 'B' post of Assistant Nursing Officer has been considered by the Board and it has been decided that Chief Matrons in Pay Band PB-3 (Rs.15600-39100) with Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- will be eligible to appear for Group 'B' Selections for the post of Assistant Nursing Officer, provided they have rendered not less than 2 years of non-fortuitous service in the grade.

3. The above instructions will be effective from the date of issue of this letter. However, selections which have already been finalized need not be disturbed.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.



s/d
(B. MAJUMDAR)
DIRECTOR/ESTT. (GP)
RAILWAY BOARD



CABINET APPROVED 6% DA TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES...

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CABINET APPROVED 6% DA TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES...

DEARNESS ALLOWANCE HIKED BY 6% TO CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM JAN-2011...

The Union Cabinet committee today decided to increase the Dearness Allowance by 6% to Central Government employees.

Hike in the Dearness Allowance (DA) will be from 45% to 51% w.e.f.January 2011.

Release of first additional instalment of dearness allowance for this year to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to Pensioners due from Jan-2011 to compensate for essential commodities price hike.

The revised rates of Dearness Allowance from 1.1.2011 to 28.2.2011 may be paid in cash as arrears and for the month of March may be disbursed with the salary.

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

Government Order from Finance Department will be published very soon.
List of Allowance and Advances to be revised...

Central govt declares April 14 as holiday

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Central govt declares April 14 as holiday

The central government on Monday declared April 14 as a holiday on account of the birth anniversary of Dalit icon B R Ambedkar.

All central government offices, including industrial establishments, will remain closed throughout India, an official release said.

PSU banks and other financial institutions will also remain closed as the holiday was also being notified under the Negotiable Instruments Act (NIA).

DA likely to be approved in the Union Cabinet meeting

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6% DA likely to be approved in the Union Cabinet meeting is scheduled at 10 am today...

Today the Union Cabinet is ready to clear 6% Dearness Allowance to central government employees and a 6% Dearness Relief to central government pensioners to compensate the price hike.

The increased DA and DR will be applicable from January 1, 2011.


Monday, March 21, 2011

Government may declare Dearness Allowance of 6% to Central Government Employees...

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Tomorrow Government may announce the additional Dearness Allowance of 6% to Central Government Employees...

The Central Government is likely to declare of Additional Dearness Allowance to Central Government Employees and Pensioners after the Union Cabinet meeting scheduled tomorrow, sources said. More than 50 lakh Central Government Serving Employees and 38 lakh Central Pensioners are expecting this decision to compensate the price hike. Presently, the DA is paid at 45% of the basic pay, hence the Central Staff and Pensioners will be paid total of 51% DA or DR from 1.1.2011.

There is no recommondations in 6th CPC that Dearness Allowance crosses 50% would merge with baisc pay. But some allowances and advances will be increased by 25% on crossing of Dearness Allowance by 50%.

Re-classification of cities / towns for grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA)

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No.2(13)12008-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
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New Delhi, 4th March, 2011.



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:      Decision of the Government on the recommendations of the sixth Central Pay Commission relating to re-classification of cities/towns for grant of House Rent Allowance (HRA).

      The undersigned is directed to refer to para 6 of this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 29.08.2008 on the above mentioned subject, vide which the special dispensation for grant of HRA has been allowed to continue to (i) Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Noida & Gurgaon at “X” class city rates and (ii) Jalandhar Cantt., Shillong, Goa & Port Blair at “Y” class city rates and to state that the special dispensation allowed to Panchkula for grant of HRA at par with Chandigarh vide this Ministry’s O.M. No.2(2)/2001E.II(B) dated 16.06.2003, shall also continue.

2.       In this context, it is also clarified that any other similar special dispensation allowed by this Ministry in the past in respect of other cities for grant of HRA at higher rates and not specifically mentioned in this Ministry’s O.M. of even number dated 29.08.2008, shall continue to apply, if the same has not been superceded / dispensed with or the existing classification of such city has not been revised to a higher classification on account of the population criteria, vide O.M. dated 29.08.2008.

3.       These orders shall be effective from 1st September,2008.

4.       All other conditions governing grant of HRA under existing orders shall continue to apply.

5.       In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

6.       Hindi version is attached.



(Anil Sharma)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India



Source: www.finmin.nic.in

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2011 for all Central Government Offices

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Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2011 for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.

F.No.12/2/2011-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21th March 2011



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject :-       Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2011- Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.

      It has been decided to declare Thursday, the 14th April 2011, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.

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

3.       All Ministries/Departrnents of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.



s/d
( Dinesh Kapila )
Director to the Government of India



Source :www.persmin.gov.in

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Clarification regarding validity of Individual Plastic Cards at all CGHS wellness Centres in the country

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Government of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108



No: Misc.6024/2007/CGHS(Hq)/CGHS (P)

Date: March 16, 2011



OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Subject:       Clarification regarding validity of Individual Plastic Cards at all CGHS wellness Centres in the country.

      The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the para E.(6) of Office Memorandum of even number dated 30th December, 2009, wherein it was mentioned that after computerisation of all CGHS covered cities the plastic Cards will be valid in all CGHS cities in India and there will be no need for obtaining temporary attachment while on a visit to another CGHS City.

2.       In response to reprensation received from CGHS beneficiaries seeking clarifications, it was now been decided to further clarify that:

      "Now that computerisation of all CGHS covered cities has been completed the plastic cards are valid in all CGHS cities in India and there is no need for obtaining temporary attachment while on a visit to another CGHS City. Since, the data is available online CGHS beneficiaries are permitted to obtain medicines (including indented medicines) from any Wellness Centre located in the same city, where the card is registered or from any Wellness centre located in any other CGHS city while on a visit (Official as well as peronal)."

3.       The other contents of the Office Memorandum of even number dated 30th December 2009 remain unchanged.



s/d
(R.Ravi)
Director



Declaration of rate of interest on EPF interest for the year 2010-11

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No.R-11018/1/2010.SS-II
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
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Shram Shakti Bhawan, Rafi Marg,
New Delhi, dated the 17th March, 2011



To
    The Central Provident Fund Commissioner,
    Employees Provident Fund Organisation,
    Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,
    Bhikaiji Cama Place,
    New Delhi



Subject:-     Declaration of rate of interest on EPF interest for the year 2010-11.

Sir,

    The undersigned is directed to refer to CPFC’s U0 Note No.Invst.l/3(2)/133/1011/ROI/205 dated 13-10-2010 on the subject mentioned above and to convey the approval of the Central Government under para 60(1) of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952 to crediting of interest @ 9.5% for the year 2010-11 to the account of each member of the Scheme on the condition that the 4.72 crore Member accounts should be updated within a period of six months and if any shortfall in Interest Suspense Account is noticed, then the same should be adjusted in the interest rate to be fixed for the next year (2011-12).

2. You are, therefore, requested to take necessary action accordingly under intimation to the Ministry.



Yours faithfully,
s/d
(S.D. Xavier)
Under Secretary to Govt. of India



Source: www.epfindia.com

Friday, March 18, 2011

BSNL PENSION REVISION ORDER ISSUED

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BSNL PENSION REVISION ORDER ISSUED

In what can be termed as a major breakthrough, DoT issued order yesterday for pension revision for those who retired from BSNL prior to 01.01.2007. Until now there is no order for revision of pension in IDA scales. Due to the combined efforts of the JAC, BSNLEU and the AIBDPA, cabinet took decision for revision of pension on IDA scales. Following this DoT has issued order yesterday. We congratulate all the comrades who are retired prior to 01.01.2007, who will be benefited from this order.

BSNL Order

Source: bsnleuchq.com

Stepping up of pay of Senior Direct Recruit Assistants of CSS/Pas of CSSS with that of UDCs/Steno Grade D promoted as Assistants/PAs after 1.1.2006.

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No.7/7/2008-CS.I(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,

New Delhi – 110003,

18th March 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Stepping up of pay of Senior Direct Recruit Assistants of CSS/Pas of CSSS with that of UDCs/Steno Grade D promoted as Assistants/PAs after 1.1.2006.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 22nd December 2010 regarding stepping up of pay of Senior Assistants of CSS/PAs of CSSS promoted prior to 1.1.2006 and drawing less pay than Assistants of CSS/PAs of CSSS promoted after 1.1.2006.

2. The matter regarding Stepping up of pay of Senior Direct Recruit Assistants/PAs with that of UDCs/Steno Grade D promoted as Assistants/PAs after 1.1.2006 was examined in this Division in consultation with Establishment (Pay) and Department of Expenditure. The stepping up of Senior Direct Recruit Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS respectively appointed prior to 1.1.2006 and drawing less pay than Assistants/PAs of CSS/CSSS promoted after 1.1.2006 is agreed to subject to the Senior DR Assistants/PAs continuously drawing more pay than junior promoted Assistants/PAs in the pre-revised pay scale.

3. All Ministries/Departments may regulate stepping up of pay of Senior DR Assistants of CSS/PAs of CSSS accordingly.

4. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure vide their U.O.No. 18/11/2010-Legal dated 28.2.2011.

(K.Suresh Kumar)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
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Nomination of Steno Grade ‘C’ for inclusion in the Select List of Steno Grade ‘A&B’ (Merged) of CSSS

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No.5/27/2010-CS.II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003,
Dated : the16th March 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Nomination of Steno Grade ‘C’ for inclusion in the Select List of Steno Grade ‘A&B’ (Merged) of CSSS for the Select List Year 2099 under the Zoning Scheme for Seniority Quota (SQ).
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 17/8/2010 wherein the range of seniority for promotion from Steno Grade ‘C’ to Steno Grade ‘A&B’ (Merged) of CSSS for the Select List Year 2009 has been laid down and to say that on the basis of information furnished by all the cadre units, it has been decided to make the nomination of Steno Grade ‘C’ whose names appear in the Annexure to this O.M. in the order of their seniority for appointment/promotion to Stenographers Grade “A&B’ (Merged) of CSSS under the Zoning Scheme on their inclusion in Select List 2009 (SQ).
2. The services of officers concerned may be obtained form the cadres concerned immediately provided they are clear form vigilance angle.
3. It is requested that urgent action may be taken to appoint/promote these officers to Steno Grade ‘A&B’ (Merged) of CSSS against the Select List 2009 (SQ). All the cadre units are requested to relieve their officers immediately for better cadre management of CSSS. No request for retention will be entertained as cadre allocation has been made on the basis of vacancies reported for Seniority quota by the respective cadre units. A copy of the appointment / promotion order issued in this regard by the cadre unit duly indicating the CSL number of the officers may be forwarded to this Department immediately. 4. Attention is also invited to this Department’s O.M.No. 16/1/79-CS.I dated 3.9.83 in which it has been stated that incase a person included in the Select List and nominated to some other cadre, does not move out within 45 days from the date of issue of nomination orders by this Department, such a person would be debarred from promotion for 3 years by the cadre where he/she is working as Steno Grade ‘C’. This may please be specifically brought to the notice of all concerned. These instructions regarding debarment will not apply to those officers retiring within the next two years from the date of issue of nomination orders by this Department. However, if they have to avail of regular promotion in Steno Gr. ‘A&B’ (Merged) of CSSS through SQ for the Select List Year-2009, they have to join the cadre to which they have been nominated.
5. The unfilled vacancies of ST category may be carried forward to the Select List Year 2010 since sufficient number of ST candidates are not available in the Central Panel (zone of promotion) for Select List Year 2009.
6. This O.M. is available on the website of this Department viz www.persmin.nic.in Central Services Wing CS Division CSSS Promotion (Regular) Steno Gr ‘C’ to ‘A&B’ (Merged).
( G.S.Pundir)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Pl. click the link is given below for
Annexure to OM No.5/27/2010-CS-II (A) dated 16th March 2011

Cabinet okays PFRDA Bill; may go to Parliament soon

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Cabinet okays PFRDA Bill; may go to Parliament soon

New Delhi, Mar 17 (PTI) The Union Cabinet today approved a long-pending bill, which is aimed at giving statutory power to the pension regulator PFRDA, paving way for introduction of the same in the current session of Parliament.

The draft legislation is aimed at upgrading the status of the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), which has been functioning for the past eight years without Parliamentary approval.

"It has been approved and is likely to be introduced in the current session," a minister said after the Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

In the absence of statutory status, PFRDA was performing the role of the interim regulator.

Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee had sought support of the Opposition, mainly the BJP, for passage of the key pending reform bills.





Source: PTI

Govt approves 9.5% interest on PF deposits for 2010-11

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Govt approves 9.5% interest on PF deposits for 2010-11

The finance ministry on Thursday approved higher interest rate of 9.5 per cent to over 4.7 crore depositors with the Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for 2010-11.

The EPFO had been paying 8.5 per cent interest on PF deposits since 2005-06.

In September last year, it had recommended an increase in interest rate to 9.5 per cent for 2010-11 after discovering Rs 1,731 crore surplus in their books of accounts.

"The finance ministry has ratified 9.5 per cent rate of return on PF deposits for 2010-11. We have received a notification in this regard," Central Provident Fund Commissioner Samirendra Chatterjee told the news agency.

Chatterjee further added that "our calculations regarding Rs 1,731 crore surplus in the interest suspense account were found correct by the finance ministry and so they approved this higher rate of return".

The finance ministry's approval is subject to the condition that any shortfall on account of payment of 9.5 per cent rate of return would be met by making adjustments in the interest rate in 2011-12.

Chatterjee, however, said that there would be no need for making any adjustment in the next fiscal as "EPFO calculations are correct regarding the discovery of a surplus of Rs 1,731 crore in the interest suspense account."

The finance ministry has also asked the EPFO to update its subscriber accounts within the next six months.

EPFO's apex decision making body-the Central Board of Trustees (CBT)- in September last year had decided to provide 9.5 rate of return on retirement savings in 2010-11 after it found a surplus of Rs 1,731 crore.

Refusing to ratify the said rate of return, the finance ministry had earlier argued that the surplus shown by the ministry was not real after CAG report has called the EPFOs so called surplus unverifiable.

According to sources, the finance ministry approved 9.5 per cent interest after the intervention by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.



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