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AICPIN for the month of July 2011

Ministry of Labour & EmploymentAll-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of July 2011.All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of July, 2011 increased by 4 points and stood at 193 (one hundred & ninety three).During July, 2011, the index recorded maximum increase of 18 points in Bhilai centre, 15 points in Bokaro centre, 14 points in Haldia centre, 12 points in Jamshedpur centre, 8 points in 2 centres, 7 points in 6 centres, 6 points in 5 centres, 5 points in 11 centres, 4 points in 12 centres, 3 points in 17 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Salem centre, 1 point each in Munkakkayam and Quilon centres, while in the remaining 2 centres the index remained stationary.

Furnishing of vacancies in the grade of LDC for the Select List Year 2011- regarding

An office memorandum has been issued today by Dopt regarding the furnishing of vacancies in the grade of LDC for the Select List Year 2011. It may be noted that as per the decision of the Cabinet 85% of the posts in the grade of LDC, meant for Direct Recruitment, will be abolished every year till the strength reaches 15% of the sanctioned strength of the cadre unit as on 03/10/2003.Most Immediate13/2/2011-CS-II (B)Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and PensionsDepartment of Personnel and TrainingCS-II Division
Lok Navak Bhavan Khan MarketNew Delhi-110003Dated: 30th August 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Furnishing of vacancies in the grade of LDC for the Select List Year 2011- regardingThis has reference to this Departments O.M. of even number dated 5th July 2011 on the above subject. As stated therein this Department has already nominated candidates to various cadre units on the basis of the vacancies intimated by them for the Select List Years 2008. 2009 and 2…

Sanction of Child Care Leave: Instructions regarding

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
No. AN/XIV/19404/Leave Matters/Vol. III Dated 25- 8-2011ToAll PCsDA/CsDASub: Sanction of Child Care Leave: Instructions regarding     Consequent upon the implementation of 6th CPC, Child Care Leave to Women Employees of the Central Govt. was introduced w.e.f. 1st September 2008 vide DoP&T OM No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 18-11-2008.2.  DoP&T vide their OM No.13018/2/2008-Estt(L) dated 18-11-2008 have further clarified on the subject that Child Care Leave for women employees is meant to facilitate them in taking care of their children at the time of need. However, it should not disrupt the functioning of Central Govt. Offices. It was further clarified by DoP&T that CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right and under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of leave by the leave sanctioning authority.

Latest List of Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostels for Central Government Employees

Latest List of Holiday Homes for Central Government Employees         The Ministry of Urban Development has published the latest list of Holiday Homes for Central Government employees. Ministry of Urban Development has Holiday Homes at 10 locations and Touring Officers Hostels at 42 odd locations all over India. Directorate of Estates is an attached office of the Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. It is responsible for the administration and management of the office buildings for the various organisations of the Government of India as well as residential accommodation for the Government employees in the metropolitan cities of Dlehi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and five other cities namely Shimla, Chandigarh, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Nagpur. The Central Government Estates in the remaining cities and towns are managed by the Central Public Works Department(CPWD). Eligibility of offered the Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostels facility is as under... 1. Sitting / Ex M…

Aganwadi Workers Training Centres

Ministry of Women and Child DevelopmentAganwadi Workers Training Centres
There are a total of 498 AWTCs operational as on 30 June 2011 in States/UTs. The Minister of State (I/C) for Women & Child Development Smt. Krishna Tirath revealed in Lok Sabha today that two proposals to open 10 new AWTCs - 6 in Assam and 4 in Jharkhand, have been received in May, 2011.In reply to a question she said that the number of Anganwadi Workers to be trained every year is proposed by the States/UTs in their Annual State Training Action Plans (STRAPs). During the current financial year, 2,87,778 Anganwadi Workers and 2,18,098 Anganwadi Helpers are proposed to be trained through the existing AWTCs.

Vacant Posts of SCs/STs

Ministry of MinesVacant Posts of SCs/STs
Group ‘A’ Posts in the Ministry are either part of Central Staffing Scheme filled up on deputation tenure basis or cadre posts of Central Secretariat Service (CSS). Similarly, Group ‘B’ Posts are cadre posts of Central Secretariat Service or Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS). Appointments to all posts in CSS/CSSS are made by Department of Personnel & Training who controls these services duly considering the provisions of reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. In case of Group ‘C’ posts, one vacancy reserved for SC category has been intimated to Department of Personnel and Training for filling up. This information was given by the Minister of State for Mines, Shri Dinsha Patel in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.Source: PIB

Railways take Steps to Prevent Misuse of Tatkal Scheme

Ministry of RailwaysRailways take Steps to Prevent Misuse of Tatkal Scheme
With a view to reduce the scope for misuse of Tatkal scheme, the following steps have been taken:- i)    Access to Tatkal booking on all days and normal booking on the opening g day of reservation through e-tickets by the Travel Agents/Web-service agents/Web Agents of Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been disabled between 0800 a.m. and 09.00 a.m. ii)    It has been made mandatory to produce any one of the prescribed identity cards (in original) during the journey by any one of the passengers booked on a Tatkal ticket. iii)    Instructions have also been issued that Senior Divisional Commercial Managers/Divisional Commercial Managers should conduct regular inspections of Reservation offices and also personally inspect passenger Reservation System (PRS) offices during the opening hours and take immediate steps to check the routing activities. In addition, the following two safeguards alr…

Re-designation of the merged cadre of Group 'D’ & Record Clerks and classification thereof.

Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command) Cariappa Road, Lucknow, Cantt.-226092 IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
No. AN/I-A/1057/GP 'D’ / Multi Tasking Staff
Dated: 02-05-2011 To
The CDA (RTC) Lucknow,
The IFA (CC) Lucknow,
All Sections in Main Office Lucknow,
All Sub-Offices under this Organization.

Subject:      Re-designation of the merged cadre of Group 'D’ & Record Clerks and classification thereof: Reference: - This office Important Circular of even no. dt:04-06-2010. Kindly refer to this office important Circular cited under reference on the above subject wherein all posts of Group 'D' and Record Clerks were merged and classified as Group 'C' with the grade pay of Rs1800/- in PB-I. The merged posts have been re-designated as MTS. Accordingly, the charter of duties to be assigned to the MTS has already been circulated vide this office Important Circular cited at reference (copy enclosed).

Kerala declares Onam bonus, festival allowances

Kerala declares Onam bonus, festival allowances
Kerala Cabinet on Wednesday decided to increase the festival allowance of employees from Rs. 1500 last year to Rs. 1750 this year.
Chief Minister Oommen Chandy told the media after the Cabinet meeting that employees who were not eligible for bonus on account of their salaries exceeding the bonus limit would be eligible for the festival allowance. The bonus rates would remain the same as last year. The Onam advance for employees would go up from Rs. 7500 to Rs. 8500.

Promotion of Section Officers of CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) of CSS on ad-hoc basis — regarding

Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, (Department of Personnel & Training), O.M., No.No.5/7/2011-CS.I(U)dated the 25th August, 2011Subject: Promotion of Section Officers of CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) of CSS on ad-hoc basis — regarding.The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 30.06.2011 vide which vigilance status and APARs upto the period 2009-10 of Section Officers officers upto 2003 Select List was sought for consideration of adhoc promotion to the grade of US. The documents sought were to have been sent to this Department by 8.7.2011. The Screening Committee for assessing the suitability of officers for adhoc promotion commenced their assessment on 19th July 2011. The APARs and vigilance status received upto that date have been taken into account for assessment of officers. The Screening Committee assessed the candidature of 273 eligible Section Officers of the CSS in terms of extant guidel…

Sexual Harrasment in work Places

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Sexual Harrasment in work Places :-  Centralized data on the number of cases of Sexual Harassment is not maintained. The Government does not receive complaints directly as these are to be dealt by Complaints Committees constituted by the employers at their respective workplaces. However, not many cases of Sexual Harassment have been reported in the last three years. Only one case of Sexual Harassment has been reported in Central Sphere. The case was examined by sexual harassment committee of NTPC Dadri and was found to be false. In Delhi two cases of sexual harassment have been reported during last three years. The details of these are as follows: (i).    Smt. Neelam Vig in M/s Jassaram Hospital, Karolbagh, New Delhi- The case is presently being examined by committee constituted by the management.
(ii).    Smt. Bimla Bhatt of M/s Jaypee Sidharth Hotel, Rajendra Nagar, New Delhi – the management of Jaypee Siddharth Hotel has terminated the servic…

Group-wise sanctioned staff strength of Central Vigilance Commission

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & PensionsStaff Strength of CVC : - Group-wise sanctioned/actual staff strength of Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) as on 10.08.2011 is as under :- -Sanctioned strengthOfficials in positionGroup 'A'5343Group 'B'9983Group 'C'7153Group 'C'(Pre-revised Group D)7367Total296246The powers and functions of the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) are provided under Section 8 of the CVC Act, 2003 (45 of 2003). The CVC Act empowers the Commission to enquire or cause inquiries or investigations to be conducted into offences alleged to have been committed under the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 by the certain categories of public servants in the Central Government, corporations established by under any Central Act, Government companies, societies and local authorities owned or controlled by the Central Government.

Objectionable Content on Websites

Ministry of Communications & Information TechnologyObjectionable Content on Websites : -  Every infrastructure/service may be used for hosting variety of applications and content of any nature. The web infrastructure does not distinguish the nature of content. The technology is therefore, used for purposes which may be liked by one section of society and not liked by other sections of society. Several groups have hosted websites with obscene/objectionable content on internet for variety of purposes. Such sites can be accessed by all sections of users. Most of such websites are hosted outside the country. The filtering of websites with obscene/objectionable content poses a technical challenge. These websites keep on changing the names, domain addresses and hosting platforms from time to time making it difficult to filter or block such websites using technical tools available in the market. In addition, the tools provide filtering to a limited extent only. The tools, in the process,…

What is “Hierarchy”

What is “Hierarchy” (What is the meaning of 'Hierarchy' in Central Government Employees' Dictionary?)
Generally we all know that the word 'Hierarchy' means 'an arrangement of items'. The same word plays an important role among the government employees. An employee who gets promoted from lower pay-scale to higher pay-scale as a result of promotion, the formation of pay structure is called 'Promotional Hierarchy'.
It is very normal that each and every central government employee is eager to get a promotion in his service. The advancement of an employee from one grade to another grade is called promotion. That pattern of pay structure for promotion, which gives one grade to another grade with pay range is called 'Promotional Hierarchy'.
In every central government departments, various staff are working together, but their pay differs. Promotion is provided on the basis of their own promotional hierarchy of category of post. Hierarchy is not co…

Loan from HUDCO

Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Loan from HUDCO :                            The Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that Housing & Urban Development Corporation Ltd. (HUDCO), has sanctioned a number of schools, colleges, hostels, office buildings etc.  under social infrastructure component based on the proposals of the State/Government Agencies under priority sector. In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, however, there  was no scheme specifically for construction of hostel buildings for SCs/STs/OBCs and Minorities.  In the last three years, i.e., from 1st April, 2008 to 31st March, 2011, HUDCO has sanctioned 69 social infrastructure schemes with loan amount of Rs.896.74 crore as at  Annexure-I. The details of schemes State-wise in last three years is at Annexure-II.

Constitution of Joint Consultative Committee (JCM) of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

F.11083-14/2010-KVSHQ (Admn.1) Date:- 09-08-2011 OFFICE ORDERIn pursuant to the provisions of Education Code for Kendriya Vidyalayas under Appendix XLII (B), the Vice-Chairman. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has accorded approval for the constitution of Joint Consultative Committee (JCM) of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan with immediate effect. The Council will consist of the members from official side & staff side as under:

Kerala Government considers raising retirement age

Cabinet Sub-Committee on raising of Retirement age and Right to Service Act      Government have constituted a Cabinet Sub-Committee  to discuss with the  Service Organisations and others on raising of Retirement age and on the implementation of Right to Service Act. For details view/ download GO(Ms) No.347/2011 /Fin Dated 17/08/2011.More information to know, download the Notification - GO(Ms) No.347/2011 /Fin Dated 17/08/2011

Dearness Allowance close contact with AICPIN

Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees as per 6th CPC.        We are all well known that the Dearness allowance calculation is based on All India Consumer Price Index numbers. AICPIN has been published by Labour Bureau in every month,and an attached office of the Ministry of Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPIIW) since its inception in the year 1946. Earlier the Government of India accepted the recommendation through a scheme called “Cost of Living Index Numbers scheme” in the year 1941. In 1946, started compiling and publishing an interim series of All India Average Working Class Cost of Living Index Numbers by Labour Bureau. The Labour Bureau compiled and published centre-wise and all India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers with base year 1960=100 from August, 1968 to September, 1988. Working Class Family Income & Expenditure Surveys were conducted by the Labour Bureau during the peri…

Subscribers Registered under the New Pension System (NPS)

PFRDA recently published a detailed report regarding the number of subscribers registered under the New Pension Scheme (NPS). It says that the total number of Central Government employees registered under NPS is nearby eight lakhs till date.Subscribers Registered under the New Pension System (NPS)Subscriber Registered under NPSStatus Report as on Aug 13 2011Ministries / SectorNumber of SubscribersCentral Government7,92,656Central Government Autonomous Bodies41,920State Governments7,86,066Unorganized Sector*53,954Corporate Sector9,042NPS Lite7,43,864Total24,27,502*Till date 6298 Tier II accounts has been activated

Adoption of Children

Ministry of Women and Child DevelopmentAdoption of Children

During the year 2010, the total reported adoptions were 6286, out of which 5693 were domestic adoption and 593 were inter-country adoptions. The Minister of Women & Child Development Smt. Krishna Tirath stated this in Rajya Sabha today.  She said in reply to a question that guidelines for adoption have already been revised and notified on 27th June 2011 as “Guidelines Governing the Adoption of Children, 2011”.Salient features of these Guidelines are given below (Statistics of adoptions are maintained calendar year wise).

Source of Child

·                                Mandatory declaration by CWC before adoption placement so that the source of each child is verified.

A.    Expeditious adoption process

·                                Centralized receipt of dossiers for inter-country adoption - all dossiers for inter-country adoption shall be received at CARA and then be forwarded to an agency where children are…

Upgradation of Retiring Rooms at Railway Stations

Ministry of RailwaysUpgradation of Retiring Rooms at Railway StationsInstructions were issued to the Zonal Railways by the Ministry of Railways to upgrade the retiring rooms including dormitories under Renovation/Rehabilitation, Operation and Transfer (ROT) Scheme through Public Private Partnership (PPP). Under the scheme, the contract allottees are to renovate the existing retiring rooms and dormitories, or construct new ones as the case may be, operate it for a fixed period as per agreement and transfer it to the Railways after completion of the agreement. Expression of Interests (EOIs) were called by the Zonal Railways under the above scheme. However, no agreement under the scheme could be finalized, so far. This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. Source: PIB

Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Railways meets

Ministry of RailwaysParliamentary Consultative Committee on Railways meets Safety is Accorded Highest Priority: Trivedi
Security to be Modernized and Strengthened: Trivedi
Committee Members Suggest Fare Hike for Safety & Service Improvement The Minister of Railways, Shri Dinesh Trivedi said that safety is accorded the highest priority by Indian Railways. The Railway Minister was speaking at the Consultative Committee meeting of Members of Parliament for Ministry of Railways here on Tuesday i.e. 16th August, 2011. The agenda for the meeting was safety and security. The Ministers of State for Railways, Shri K. H. Muniyappa and Shri Bharatsinh Solanki were especially present at the meeting. The Minister said that consequential train accidents have consistently declined in number over the years. From a level of 269 in 2002-03, these have come down to 93 in 2010-11. He pointed out that an accident of any type on the Railway system is a cause of concern, specially in view of our …

Hacking of Government Website

Ministry of Communications & Information TechnologyHacking of Government WebsiteThe Minister of State for Communication and Information Technology, Shri Sachin Pilot today informed in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha that the website of Ministry of External Affairs (www.mea.gov.in) hosted and maintained by National Informatics Centre (NIC) has not been hacked.The specific steps taken by Government to ensure cyber security are: *    All the new government websites and applications are to be audited with respect to cyber security prior to their hosting. The auditing of the websites and applications will be conducted on a regular basis after hosting also. *    National Informatics Centre (NIC) has been directed not to host web sites which are not audited with respect to cyber security. *    National Informatics Centre (NIC) which hosts the governments are websites is continuously engaged in upgrading and improving the security posture of its hosting infrastructure. *    All t…

Updating Records of Records of Trade Union Membership

Ministry of Labour & EmploymentUpdating Records of Records of Trade Union Membership The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha the general verification of membership of Trade Unions affiliated to Central Trade Union Organizations(CTUOs) was last done with date of reckoning as 31.12.2002 and state-wise as well as industry-wise result was notified by this Ministry vide order dated 11.1.2008. The registration of Trade Unions is done by the respective Registrars of the Trade Unions of the State Governments and the registered Trade Unions are required to submit annual Statutory Returns to the Registrars of Trade unions of the State Governments. The membership data is not required to be routed to the Ministry under the Trade Unions Act, 1926 and, hence, not maintained centrally. Section 28 (4) of the Trade Unions Act, 1926 provides for examination of the documents relating to annual returns submitted by the Trade Unions, by the Regis…

Modernisation of Department of Posts

Ministry of Communications & Information TechnologyModernisation of Department of PostsGovernment has approved the ‘IT MODERNIZATION PROJECT’ of Department of Posts for computerization of Post Offices, Mail Offices, Administrative Offices and other field offices. This will involve establishment of required IT infrastructure, development of required software applications with an outlay of Rs.1877.2 crore. The project has the following salient features: •    It will establish IT infrastructure of Data Centre and Disaster Recovery Centre and networking of all Departmental Post Offices including appropriate connectivity in the Branch Post Offices in the rural area. •    The project envisages development of integrated modular scalable applications for Mail, kBanking, Postal Life Insurance, solutions for Accounts and HR operations of the department. •    The rural post offices will be provided with rural ICT devices with required applications for performing Postal, Savings Bank, Insuran…

Level ‘A’ Training Programme at ISTM for U.D.Cs with 5 years’approved service in the grade (29/08/2011 to 23/09/2011)

Most Immediate
No.08/02/2011 -CS.l(Trg)-Vol.IIGovernment of IndiaMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances & PensionsDepartment of Personnel & TrainingCS.I Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New DelhiDated the I2th August, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Level ‘A’ Training Programme at ISTM for U.D.Cs with 5 years’approved service in the grade (29/08/2011 to 23/09/2011).
           The undersigned is directed to inform that UDCs/adhoc Assistants, whose names are given in Annexure I, have been nominated for the Level ‘A’ Training Programme conducted by ISTM w.e.f. 29/08/2011 to 23/09/2011. It is requested that these officials may be relieved of their duties, subject to vigilance clearance and advised to report to Shri Ranjan Kumar Director(Co-ordinator) ISTM, Administrative Block, JNU Campus (Old), New Delhi-110067 at 9 A.M. on 29th August, 2011.
2.      The performance of the officials in the training, as evaluated and reported by ISTM thereof, may be added In their APARs. No request for wi…

Backlog Training Programme for U.D.Cs/Assistants at ISTM for the period 05/09/2011 to 16/09/2011

Most Immediate
No.08/11/2011 -CSI(T)Government of IndiaMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances & PensionsDepartment of Personnel & TrainingNew Delhi
Dated the 12th August, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Backlog Training Programme for U.D.Cs/Assistants at ISTM for the period 05/09/2011 to 16/09/2011.
The undersigned is directed to inform that UDCs upgraded to the post of Assistant, whose names are given in Annexure I, have been nominated for the above mentioned Backlog Training Programme. This training is being conducted by ISTM w.e.f. 05/09/2011 to 16/09/2011. It is requested that these officials may be relieved of their duties, subject to vigilance clearance and advised to report to Shri R. K. Kundi, Deputy Director(Co-ordinator) ISTM, Administrative Block, JNU Campus (Old), New Delhi-110067 at 9 A.M. on 5th September, 2011.
2. The performance of the officials in the training will be evaluated and the reports there of be added in their APARs. No request for withdrawal of nominati…

Surrender of CSS Officers by the Ministries/Departments to the Department of Personnel & Training — Instructions regarding.

No.21/22/2011-CS.I (P)Government of IndiaMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances & PensionsDepartment of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhithe 12th August. 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Surrender of CSS Officers by the Ministries/Departments to the Department of Personnel & Training — Instructions regarding.
            In the recent past some Ministries/Departments have unilaterally surrendered officers of CSS/CSSS/CSCS to DoPT mostly on the grounds of non-performance or dereliction of duty and sometimes on the ground that the officer has proceeded on long leave with or without valid reasons. This is not a good practice.
2.          Firstly, such unilateral surrender of an officer on the grounds of non performance or under-performance bring stigma to the said officer and in the interest of natural justice, It is necessary that he should be given a chance to explain his position before any such action is taken. Secondly, such surrenders also pose problem before…

Promotion of Personal Assistant (PA) of CSSS to the Private Secretary (PS) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis- reg.

No.4/2/2011-CS.II (A)Government of IndiaMinistry of Personnel, Public Grievances and PensionsDepartment of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan New DelhiDated the 12th August 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Promotion of Personal Assistant (PA) of CSSS to the Private Secretary (PS) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis- reg.
In continuation of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 8.6.2011 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to say that on the basis of information received so far from the Cadre Units, the Competent Authority has decided to nominate the PAs whose names are given in the Annexure to this OM and post them to the Cadre Units indicated against their names for their promotion to the Grade of PS of CSSS on adhoc basis after having been found b'fit' by the DPC and clear from vigilance angle.
2. The ad-hoc appointment of these officials shall take effect from the date they assume charge of the post of PS in the respective Cadre Units. The adhoc app…

Level ‘D’ Training Programme for Section Officers in the zone of promotion for Grade I(US) of the CSS at the ISTM (05/09/2011 to 28/10/2011)

No.8/5/2011 -CS-I(Trg.)-VoI-II
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated, the 12th August, 2011OFFICE MEMORANDUMSubject: Level ‘D’ Training Programme for Section Officers in the zone of promotion for Grade I(US) of the CSS at the ISTM  (05/09/2011 to 28/10/2011)                The undersigned is directed to inform that Section Officers of the CSS with 8 years of approved service whose names are given in Annexure- I have been nominated to participate in the Level ‘D’ Training Programme being conducted by ISTM w.e.f. 05/09/2011 to 28/10/2011. The officers mentioned in Annexure-l may be relieved of their duties, subject to vigilance clearance wherever not yet received and advised to report to Ms Rekha Sharma, Deputy Director (Coordinator), ISTM, Administrative Block, JNU Campus (Old), New Delhi-110067 at 9 A.M. 5th September, 2011 without fail.2.         As the t…

Showing ACR to Subordinate

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Showing ACR to Subordinate The Government has issued instructions that with effect from the reporting period 2008-09, the full Annual Performance Assessment Report (APAR) (earlier known as ACR) after completion shall be communicated by the Section entrusted with the maintenance of APAR to the concerned officer. No instructions have been issued to merely show the APAR and obtain any certificate to this effect. This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy in written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today. Source: PIB

Applications Received Under RTI ACT

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & PensionsApplications Received Under RTI ACTAs per the information available with Central Information Commission, 18,32,181 applications were filed before Central Public Authorities during the years 2007-08 to 2010-11. Out of these, information was supplied in 17,33,620 cases. Information about applications received and disposed of by public authorities of State Governments is not centrally maintained. A sum of Rs. 2,21,56,363/- was collected as fees from RTI applicants by Central Public Authorities over the period from 2007-08 to 2010-11. Central Information Commission may impose a penalty if a Public Information Officer, without any reasonable cause, refuses to accept an application or does not furnish information within specified time or malafidely denies information or gives incorrect, incomplete or misleading information. A sum of Rs.44,23,221/- was recovered as penalty from Central Public Information Officers over the period 2007-08 …

Railways’ Computerized Reservation Centres

Ministry of RailwaysRailways’ Computerized Reservation CentresAt present, 2415 computerized reservation centres have been commissioned by Railways at various stations and non-station locations across the country both in rural and urban areas. As per policy, this facility is provided where reservation related workload is 100 transactions per day, at stations, at district headquarters, important hill stations/tourist, pilgrimage centres and locations on basis of proposals received from public representatives and the Zonal Railways, which include rural locations also. At such locations the facility is provided by arranging space from state government, local bodies/panchayat samitis/post offices also. This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Rotational transfer of Under Secretaries of CSS

IMMEDIATEReminder-III
No.5/8/2011-CS.I(U)Government of IndiaMinistry of Personnel. PubIic Grievances & Pensions(Department of Personnel & Training)
Lok Nayak Bhavan. Khan Market,New Delhi-110003Dated the 10th August, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Rotational transfer of Under Secretaries of CSS.
The undersigned is to refer to this Departments O.M No.5/9/2010-CS.l(U) dated 29.03.2011 on the subject mentioned above, copy enclosed for ready reference (also available on web-site www.persmin.nic.in --> DoPT--> Central Secretariat --> CSS --> Rotation Transfer --> US) and subsequent reminders dated 25.05.2011 and 22.06.2011 and to say that while the information sought has been received from most of the Ministries! Departments, it has not yet been received from the following:Sl. No. Ministry / Department Sl.No.Ministry / Department1.AYUSH9.Public Enterprises 2. Civil Aviation10.Registrar General of India3Defence 11.Social Justice & Empowerment 4. Disinvestment12.Staff …

Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS, Delhi and HYDERABAD

Government of IndiaMinistry of Health and Family WelfareDepartment of Health & Family WelfareNirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108
No:S.110011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Par IX)Dated, the 5th August, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS, Delhi and HYDERABAD.
The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS. under Continuous Empanelment Scheme,which was notified vide Office Memoranda of even number dated 8th December, 2010 and 19th January 2011.2. The undersigned is directed to enclose a further list of hospitals, under the categories mentioned in the document, that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates in various cities announced and placed on CGHS website and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals are also taken as included in the list of approved hospitals for empanelment un…

Employment Growth

Ministry of Labour & EmploymentEmployment GrowthThe Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha that reliable estimates of employment and unemployment are obtained through quinquennial labour force surveys conducted by National Sample Survey Office. As per the two most recent surveys, employment estimated on usual status basis has increased from 459.10 million in 2004-05 to 465.48 million in 2009-10 which shows that about 6.4 million persons were able to find employment during the period 2004-05 to 2009-10. The number of youth job seekers in the age group of 15-29 year, all of whom may not necessarily be unemployed, registered with employment exchanges as on 31-12-2008 was 270 million. In order to bridge the employment gap and to harness the benefit of demographic dividend, Government of India has undertaken skill development in a big way. The coordinated Action Plan for Skill Development has set a target of 500 million skilled perso…

Review of the Recommendation of the Committee on EPS 1995

Ministry of Labour & EmploymentReview of the Recommendation of the Committee on EPS 1995The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Rajya Sabha that the Expert Committee constituted by the Central Government to review the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 has submitted its report on 5th August, 2010, which is under consideration of the Central Board of Trustees (EPF). The report also includes recommendations on contribution to be made by all concerned viz. employers, employees and Central Government under various options.The Minister was replying to a written question whether Government has completed a review of the recommendations of the committee appointed to look into the various aspects of Employees Pensions Scheme (EPS) 1995. Source: PIB

Allotment of Car Parking in CGEWHQ’s Chennai (Phase-Il) Housing Scheme

Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation
6th FLoor, 'A' Wing, Janpath Bhawan, Janpath New DelhI .110001.
Telephone: 011-23717249, 23739722, Fax : 011-23717250; E-mail : cgewho@nic.in
A-50712(II) By Post Date : 29/07/2011.
To,All beneficiaries of Chennai (Phase-Il) Housing Scheme.Subject: Allotment of Car Parking in CGEWHQ’s Chennai (Phase-Il) Housing Scheme:Sir,
CGEWHO has invited option for Car Parking(s) for allotment in CGEWHO’s Chennai (Phase-Il) Project vide letter No. A-507/2(II) dated 1st July, 2011 with the last date as 01/08/2011 for sending the OPTION to CGEWHO’s Head Office.2. We are in receipt of several representations for providing the CCP (Covered Car Parking) free of cost citing the ORDER/JUOGEMENT of Hon’ble Supreme Court (may be viewed by visiting this link http://www.cgewho.nic.in/SC_NLPL1.pdf. With due respect to the judgment of the Hon’ble Apex Court. we put forth following point of clarification(s) for information of beneficiary which …

No proposal to increase the Retirement Age from 60 to 62

No proposal to increase the Retirement Age of Central Government Servants...The Central Government clarified that there is no proposal to extend the retirement age of Central Government Employees.In Rajya Sabha, the Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena told that the total number of Central Government Employees as on March, 2010 was 32.24 Lakh and “at present we have no idea to increase the retirement age of Central Government Employees from 60 to 62”.

Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS. BENGALURU,CHANDIGARH, CHENNAI, HYDERABAD. JABALPUR. KANPUR, KOLKA TA AND MUMBAI

Government of IndiaMinistry of Health and Family WelfareDepartment of Health & Family WelfareNirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 108
No:S.110011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX) Dated, the 27th July, 2011
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Fresh empanelment of private under CGHS. BENGALURU,CHANDIGARH, CHENNAI, HYDERABAD. JABALPUR. KANPUR, KOLKA TA AND MUMBAI
The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for empanelment of private hospitals under CGHS, under Continuous Empanelment Scheme, which was notified vide Office Memorandum of even number dated 8th December, 2010.
2. The undersigned is directed to enclose a further list of hospitals. under the categories mentioned in the document, that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates in various cities announced and placed on CGHS website and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals are also taken as included in the list of …

Promotion of Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS to the Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis

MOST IMMEDIATENo.5/3/2011-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Date the 5th August, 2011.OFFICE MEMORANDUMSubject: Promotion of Steno Grade ‘D’ of CSSS to the Personal Assistant (PA) Grade of CSSS on ad-hoc basis.            The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 4.5.2011 on the above subject and to say that the Competent Authority has approved promotion of the Steno Grade ‘D’ whose names are given in the Annexure-I and Annexure-II to this O.M. to the grade of Personal Assistant of CSSS on ad-hoc basis upto 31.12.2011 or till the regular PAs become available, whichever is earlier. The details of Steno Grade ‘D’ who are to be promoted as PA on adhoc basis and be retained temporarily in their present Cadre Units are in Annexure-I and the details of Steno Grade ‘D’ having relatively maximum…

Closing EPF Accounts

Ministry of Labour & EmploymentClosing EPF AccountsThere is no such proposal to close the inoperative Employees Provident Fund accounts. However, from 1st April, 2011, interest is not being credited to the account of a member from the date on which it has become inoperative account. As per un-audited Annual Accounts of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation, an amount of Rs. 14,914.81 Crore is lying in Inoperative Accounts of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation as on 31.03.2011. Regarding returning the money in Inoperative accounts to their account holder, publicity through print media and electronic media is made to educate the members to file their claims for settlement or transfer to their existing account. Similarly, the employers’ and employees’ unions have also been requested to advise the members to file their claims for settlement. This information was given by the Minister of Labour and Employment Shri Mallikarjun Kharge in reply to a written question in the Lo…

Consideration of persons with disabilities for promotion against unreserved vacancies-reg.

Department of Personnel and Training has issued many clarificatory orders on the matter of promotion against unreserved vacancies to disability persons from time to time. The Union Government has now clarified that, if promotions are made to a Group 'A' or Group 'B' post, which is identified suitable for persons with disability of a specific category, the persons with disability of relevant category in feeder grade, if any, shall be considered for promotion to the post by applying the same criterion as applicable to other persons.

Public Holiday in memory of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore (Monday, the 8th August, 2011).

GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGALFINANCE DEPARTMENTAUDIT BRANCH
No.7842-F(P) Date — 04-08-2011
NOTIFICATION
In exercise of the power conferred by the explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881) read with Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs Notification No. 20/25/56-Pub(I), dated the 8th June, 1957, the Governor is pleased to declare 22nd Shrabana of Bengali Year 1418, (Monday, the 8th August, 2011) a Public Holiday in memory of Kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore.Sd/-
S.K. ChattopadhyayO.S.D and Ex-Officio Special SecretaryGovernment of West BengalFinance Department.Source Document from www.wbfin.nic.in

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Electronic Devices for Ticket Checking Staff in Trains

Ministry of RailwaysElectronic Devices for Ticket Checking Staff in TrainsElectronic devices in the form of Hand Held Terminals (HHT) have been provided to the Ticket Checking Staff in about 11 pairs of trains as a pilot project. These devices are used for marking passengers as turned up/not-turned up, giving information on vacant berths availability to passengers at stations and on the website, facilitating greater transparency in the on-board allocation of berths and system accountal of ticket checking transactions.This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Bharatsinh Solanki in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today. Source: PIB

Raising Retirement Age–Unstarred question arise in the Parliament

“Raising Retirement Age” – Unstarred question arise in the ParliamentUnstarred Questions :-                             An Unstarred Question is one to which written answer is desired by the member and is deemed to be laid on the Table of the House by Minister. Thus it is not called for oral answer in the House and no supplementary question can be asked thereon.Most ImmediateMINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, P.G. & PENSIONSDEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING(PARLIAMENT SECTION)
PRINTED LIST OF QUESTIONS ADMITTED INLOK SABHA FOR 10.08.2011S.No.ADMITIED No.SUBJECTA.S/J.S/ SEC.CONCERNED
STARRED QUESTIONS1 146 (6th Position) Implementation of RTI ActJS(RTI)/Dir(IR)/ Estt.(IR)UNSTARRED QUESTIONS21613 # Reservation for MinoritiesJS (AT&A)/JS (Res&RTI)/ US (Res)/ Estt. (Rest)/3 1645 Raising Retirement AgeJS(E)/Dir(E)/US(SKB)/ Estt.A 4 1652 Appointment of Retired Officers JS(E)/Dir. (P&A)/ Estt (Allow) 51654 Rotational Transfer Policy JS(AT&A)/Dir.(CS-I)/ CS-I (P) Section 61683 #Dis…