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General Provident Fund : Rate of interest for GPF deposits

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General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules 1960

All Temporary Government servants after a continuous service of one year all re-employed pensioners (other than those eligible for admission to the Contributory Provident Fund ) and all permanent government servants are eligible to subscribe to the Fund. A subscriber, at the time of joining the Fund is required to make a nomination, in the prescribed form, conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the Fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid.

A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund except during the period when he is under suspension. Subscription to Provident Fund are stopped three months prior to the date of superannuation. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 6% of subscriber’s emoluments and not more than his total emoluments. Rate of interest on GPF accumulations at present is 12% compounded annually. The Rules provide for drawal of advances /withdrawals from the Fund for specific purposes.

Rate of interest for General Provident Fund deposits year wise :-

SSC to recruit over 90,000 Constables in CPOS through Common Process 8,000 Personnel to be Recruited for FCI

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SSC to recruit over 90,000 Constables in CPOS through Common Process 8,000 Personnel to be Recruited for FCI


The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be conducting examination for recruitment of Group ‘B’ Non-Gazetted and Group ‘C’ Non-Technical Personnel for Government of India.  During 2011-12, the Commission will be offering at least 90,000 jobs.
It has now been decided that there will be a single common recruitment for all six CPMFs and the Notice for the Combined Recruitment of Constables (General Duty) and Riflemen in CPOs, 2012 is scheduled to be published on 3rd December, 2011.  MHA has indicated the tentative vacancies as below:
Assam Rifles : 8724
BSF             : 16484
CISF            : 2500
CRPF           : 10240
SSB             : 5864
ITBP            : 7180

It is proposed to complete the recruitment by 31.10.2012.


Officers Sent for Training Programmes

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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Officers Sent for Training Programmes

A total of 1846 officers have been sent under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme since 2000. Service-wise details are as under :-

All India Services (IAS, IPS and IFoS)         : 938

Other Group ‘A’ Services                       : 359

Central Secretariat Service                     : 215

State Civil Service                                 : 265

Central Secretariat Stenographers Service : 26

Others                                                : 43

Total                                                  : 1846

The Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme is a Plan scheme of the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT).  The DOPT is the Nodal Department for all officers of Group A services, including the Indian Police Service, only, when they are on Central Staffing Scheme deputation.  The training needs of such officers outside their Central deputation tenure are taken care of by their respective cadre controlling authorities.  The DFFT Scheme has been evaluated/reviewed twice in the last five years – once by the Centre for Good Governance in 2008 and later by a High-level Committee headed by Secretary (Personnel) in 2009-10.

This was stated by Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and PMO Shri V. Narayanasamy in written  reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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