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Flash News : Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the CG Employees - Finmin Orders

Expected DA from Jan 2013 : AICPIN for the month of November 2012

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Expected DA from Jan 2013 : AICPIN for the month of November 2012

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) November 2012 

The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2012 rose by 1 point and pegged at 218 (two hundred and eighteen). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.46 per cent between October and November compared with 0.51 per cent between the same two months a year ago. 

The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from food items which increased by 0.86 per cent, contributing 1.01 percentage points to the total change. At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat Atta, Goat Meat, Milk, Onion, Potato, Tea (readymade), Snack Saltish, etc. The other items like Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Bus Fare, Auto Rickshaw Fare, Flower/Flower Garlands, Tailoring Charges, etc. also put upward pressure in total change. 

Eligibility of Unmarried Daughters of Armed Forces personnel for grant of Family Pension beyond 25 years of Age

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No. 2(2)/2012/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare

New Delhi the 14th Dcc., 2012

To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

Subject: Eligibility of Unmarried Daughters of Armed Forces personnel for grant of Family Pension beyond 25 years of Age.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s ID No.878/A/D(Pen/Sers)/04 dated 21.9.2004 extending the provisions of Department of P&PW OM No. 1/19/03-P&PW (E) dated 25.08.2004 and this Ministry’s letter No.I (3)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 25.10.07 which makes unmarried / widowed / divorced daughter eligible for family pension beyond 25 years of age subject to fulfilment of other prescribed conditions, Attention is also invited to this Ministry’s ID No.9(6)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 21.2.2008 under which it was clarified in consultation with Department of P&PW that liberalised family pension/special family pension (dependent pension) was not covered under the provisions of this Ministry’s above said letter dated 25.10.2007. A lot of references are being received in this Ministry for making unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter eligible for grant of liberalised family pension/special family pension beyond 25 years of age, if otherwise in order. 

Three types of Consumer Price Index Numbers maintained by Labour Bureau

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Three types of Consumer Price Index Numbers maintained by Labour Bureau

Calculation of CPI

The Labour Bureau has been compiling and maintaining three different series of Consumer Price Index numbers viz. (i) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100, (ii) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer on base 1986-87=100, (iii) Consumer Price Index Numbers for Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100.

These index numbers measure a temporal change in prices of fixed basket of goods and services consumed by the target groups and are compiled on the basis of the prices of selected goods and services which are collected every week/month and the weights assigned to them. Weights to the selected items are assigned on the basis of the expenditure incurred on them as revealed by the surveys conducted for the purposes.

The index numbers for centre/state are compiled in several stages i.e. Sub-group, Group and General level. These centre/state level indices are then weighed to work out all-India indices.

UPSC conducting Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013

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UPSC conducting Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013 

Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013 

The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013 on 20.01.2013 at various centres all over India as per notification.  E-Admission Certificates are available on the Commission’s website http://www.upsc.gov.in.  Candidates are advised to download and check their e-Admission Certificates carefully and bring discrepancy, if any, to the notice of the Commission immediately.  Rejection letters citing the ground(s) for rejection have been issued through e-mails or speed post and also put on the Union Public Service Commission website http://www.upsc.gov.in.  In case any difficulty faced by the candidates in downloading e-Admission Certificates, they may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 on any working day between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM.  The candidates can also send Fax message on Fax No. 011-23387310.  No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.

Emergency Treatment in CGHS Hospitals - List of Emergency conditions...

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Emergency Treatment in CGHS Hospitals

CGHS Hospitals – Getting treatment in emergency conditions
Under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialities…

Private hospitals have been empanelled under CGHS only for such specialities for which they are eligible as per the terms and conditions of empanelment. However under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialities.

“Emergency” shall mean any condition or symptom resulting from any cause, arising suddenly and if not treated at the earliest opportunity would  be detrimental to the health of the patient or shall jeopardize the life of the patient".

Employment News : Central Government Jobs Dec 2012

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Central Government Jobs Dec 2012

A new list of vacancies available in Central Government Sector with various categories and number of posts…

1. All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Total vacancies – 37 Posts
Application invited for the post of: Professors
Last date: 15-02-2012
For more details and application format
http://www.aiims.edu/aiims/events/recruitment/Advt_professor.pdf

2. Indian Institute of Management
Application invited for the post of: Professor, Associate Professor & Assistant Professor
Last date: 24-01-2013
For more details
http://www.iimraipur.ac.in/

3. Balmer Lawrie
Application invited for the post of: AVP / VP (Marketing), Project Leader, Senior Manager & Asst. Manager/Dy Manager (IT)
Last date: 16-01-2013
For more details
http://www.balmerlawrie.com/

4. Power Grid Corporation of India Limited
Application invited for the post of: Field Engineer, Field Supervisors
Last date: 15-01-2013
For more details
http://www.powergridindia.com/_layouts/PowerGrid/User/index.aspx?LangID=English

5. Employees’ State Insurance Corporation
Application invited for the post of: Executive Engineer & Assistant Engineer
Last date: 24-02-2013
For more details
http://esic.nic.in/

6. National Institute of Rural Development
Application invited for the post of: Project Officers & Accounts Manager Projects
Last date: 07-01-2013
For more details
http://www.nird.org.in/NIRD_Docs/job191212.pdf

7. Income Tax Department
Application invited for the post of: Income-tax Inspectors, Stenographers Gr.I, Tax Assistants & Multi Tasking Staff
Last date: 23-01-2013
For more details
http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/home.asp

8. Indian Statistical Institute
Application invited for the post of: Officer
Last date: 25-01-2013
For more details
http://www.isical.ac.in/

Source: www.employmentnewsweeklyjobs.com
[http://employmentnewsweeklyjobs.com/2012/12/30/central-government-jobs-dec-2012/]

Issuing of CGHS plastic cards to CGHS beneficiaries

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Issuing of CGHS plastic cards to CGHS beneficiaries

The below information was presented as a written reply to a question about the CGHS Cards by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad in the Parliament on 14th December, 2012 as follows…

Government has issued detailed guidelines for issuance of individual plastic cards to CGHS beneficiaries vide Office Memorandum No. S.11012/3/2011-CGHS(P) dated 29th December, 2011 which is available at the CGHS website http://msotransparent.nic.in

Unemployment News : State-wise number of educated and uneducated job seekers including SCs/STs and OBCs as on 31-12-2009

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State-wise number of educated and uneducated job seekers including SCs/STs and OBCs as on 31-12-2009.

As per latest information available, state-wise number of both educated and uneducated job seekers including SCs/STs and OBCs, all of whom may not necessarily be unemployed, registered with employment exchanges in the country as on 31-12-2009 is given below... 

 State-wise number of educated and uneducated job seekers including SCs/STs and OBCs as on 31-12-2009 
 (in thousand)

Sl. No.State/UtsEducatedUneducated
1Andhra Pradesh1450.3551.4
2Arunachal Pradesh17.518.5
3Assam1493.5222.9
4Bihar694.1129.2
5Chhattisgarh1143.5215.7
6Delhi449.411.4
7Goa101.71.1
8Gujarat832.772.8
9Haryana772.9186.0
10Himachal Pradesh708.793.4
11Jammu And Kashmir77.0244.6
12Jharkhand461.9162.9
13Karnataka381.5201.7
14Kerala3740.6616.3
15Madhya Pradesh1555.8380.5
16Maharashtra2230.0778.3
17Manipur423.8244.7
18Meghalaya23.311.3
19Mizoram31.920.2
20Nagaland31.422.3
21Orissa749.399.3
22Punjab242.2146.6
23Rajasthan691.5125.9
24Sikkim *0.00.0
25Tamil Nadu3453.32116.8
26Tripura202.4281.6
27Uttarakhand429.857.6
28Uttar Pradesh1858.1277.6
29West Bengal4649.01639.9
30A. & N. Islands23.317.0
31Chandigarh23.616.5
32D. & N. Haveli6.12.1
33Daman And Diu5.27.9
34Lakshadweep11.92.7
35Puducherry207.90.2
Total29174.88977.4
*No Employment Exchange is functioning in the State.

KV Schools in India: Fees likely to increase in KV Schools…

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KV Schools in India: Fees likely to increase in KV Schools…

The KV Sangathan board of governors meeting held on Friday and decided to increase with a principle approval. The meeting presided over by Human Resource Development Minister M.M.Pallam Raju. It was the principal approval to the proposal of hike in fees. The fees may be hike as Rs.1250 per month from the existing fee of Rs.300. The last time KVS hiked fee in 2009. At present 1090 KV schools in India as on 01.08.2012 with 10,91,931 students.

Extension of the revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees

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No. 12012/3/2009-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 

New Delhi, Dated the 28th December 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Extension of the revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees.

The undersigned is directed to state that the matter regarding extension of revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave lo industrial employees at par with the non industrial Central Government employees covered by the CCS (Leave) Rules. 1972 has been under consideration of this Department. It has been decided in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) to extend the provision of this Department’s OM No.14028/3/2008-Estt (L) dated 25th September 2008, mutatis mutandis to industrial employees of Ministries/Department other than Railways. 

Rotational Transfer of Assistants of CSS

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F.No.7/4/2012-CS.I(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated the 27th, December, 2012

ORDER

In accordance with the Rotational Transfer Policy for Central Secretariat Service, rotational transfers of the officers of Assistants’ Grade mentioned in Annexure-I are hereby ordered. This order covers those officers who have completed more than sixteen years in the same cadre-unit of CSS and are not within two years of superannuation.

2. All participating Ministries/Departments of Central Secretariat Service shall comply with the transfer orders strictly and relieve the concerned officers at the earliest No request for retention of any of the officers shall be entertained by this Department.

Child Care Leave : Grant of Child Care Leave without any reason - Demanded by NFIR

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'Grant of Child Care Leave without any reason' - NFIR
'This demand is not feasible for acceptance' - Railway Board

Railway Board is answered to the demand on Child Care Leave from NFIR that 'this demand is not feasible for acceptance'... We are providing here the content of the Railway Board letter to NFIR regarding the above subject for your information...

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

No. E(P&A)I-2012/CPC/LE-5

New Delhi, dated 17.12.2012

The General Secretary, 
NFIR, 
3, Chelmsford Road, 
New Delhi – 110055. 
All Indian Railways & Production Units 
(As per mailing list)

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of Child Care Leave without any reason.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No. 1/5(f) dated 14.11.2012 and to state that as per the extant instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 23.10.2008 and 12.12.2008, woman railway employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a maximum period of two years (i.e.730 days) during their entire service for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. and that Child Care Leave cannot be demanded as a matter of right.

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS -regarding

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No.4/2/2006-CS-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003,
Dated the 21st, December, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant of CSS -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer Lo this Departments OM of even number dated 02.07.2012 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre Units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of Assistant upto 31.12.2012. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided to extend the ad-hoc appointment in Assistant Grade of the remaining UDCs of Select List year 1994 and upto 2003 in respect of General and SC candidates and upto Select List year 2005 in respect of ST candidates. for a further period upto 30.06.2013 or till regular Assistants become available, whichever is earlier.

Extension of service of Scientists beyond the age of superannuation under FR56(d)

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No.26012/15/2010-Estt(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the 19th December, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Re-Constitution of Department Peer Review Committee for considering the cases for extension of service of Scientists beyond the age of superannuation.

The Prime Minister has approved the composition of the Standing Peer Review Committee in respect of Department of Information Technology with the following composition for considering the cases for extension of service of Scientists beyond the age of superannuation under FR56(d).

Employment News : Part time work is also on rise in India...

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Employment News : Part time work is also on rise in India...

Rise in Part-Time Work 

The World Bank in its World Development Report 2013 has pointed out that part time and temporary wage employment are now major features of industrialised and developing countries and that in India, the number of temporary workers that employment agencies recruit grew more than 10 percent in 2009 and 18 percent in 2010. Part time work is also on rise in India with the share of informal workers in total employment in organized firms grew from 32 per cent in 2000 to 52 per cent in 2005 to 68 per cent in 2010. The propensity of firms to hire contract workers has increased over time for all firms employing 10 or more workers. 

Revision of designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff in Railways

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

No. PC-VI/2009/I/I/3
dated 19.12.2012

The General Secretary, AIRF, 4, State Entry Road, New Delhi

The General Secretary, NFIR, 3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi

Sub:- Revision of designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff.

While recommending upgradation of all existing Group 'D’ employees to Group 'C’in Grade Pay Rs. 1800 (equivalent to Group ‘C’ scale of R. 2750-4400), 6th CPC in para 3.7.9 of its report has provided that job description of the Group 'D' posts shall be so upgraded and placed in Group 'C’, and revised and re-defined with emphasis on multi skilling so that a single employee is able to perform various jobs. Further, DOP&T in their OM dated 30-04-2010 has suggested that single designation may be adopted for posts whose duties are similar in nature. While indicating that designation of Multi-Tasking Staff may be adopted for some common categories of posts (designation and indicative list of duties issued by DOP&T vide their letter ibid is enclosed as Annexure-I.

New Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres

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No: S.11030/55/2012-CGHS(P) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Health &Family Welfare 
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan 
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 20th December, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : New Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres

The undersigned is directed to state that with a view to improve the functioning of CGHS and ensure optimum utilization of available manpower resources, it has been decided to revise the timings of CGHS Wellness Centres from the present timings of 7.30 AM to 1.30 PM to the new timings of 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM.

2.    The CGHS Wellness Centres in New Delhi which are currently functional for 24 hours, will continue to function as usual in shifts.

Details of amount invested by the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) in private sector

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Amount of EPFO Invested in Private Sector

The below information was submitted by the Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri  K. Suresh in the Parliament in as a written reply to a question on 19th December, 2012...

Details of amount invested by the Employees Provident Fund Organization (EPFO) in private sector, non-banking companies and annual return as per the coupon rate during the last three years and current year are as under:-

Proposal to issue Passport to CG Employees through their respective departments…

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Proposal to issue Passport to CG Employees through their respective departments…

There is any proposal to issue passport to Central Government employees and their family members through their respective departments..!

This doubt has been raised in the Parliament and the Minister of External Affairs has submitted a written reply to this question, "Since the issue of passports is a Central subject and was allotted to the Ministry of External Affairs under the Transaction of Business Rules, the issuance of passports in India is done solely by Ministry of External Affairs through designated Passport Issuing Authorities, which are MEA Headquarters (CPV Division), 37 Passport Offices, Andaman & Nicobar Islands Administration and Missions/Posts abroad. Hence, passports to Central Government employees and their family members will continue to be issued by these designated Passport Issuing Authorities".

Latest Census of Group wise Central Government Employees...

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Latest Census of Group wise Central Government Employees... 

Latest position of group wise Central Government Civilian Employees working in Central Government Departments as on March 2011...

 As per the latest information available, the estimated number of Group A, B, C and erstwhile Group D regular Central Government Civilian Employees (including Union Territories) is given below...

Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting on Comprehensive Amendments in Labour Laws Moots Effective Implementation and speedy Grievance Redressal

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Parliamentary Consultative Committee meeting on Comprehensive Amendments in Labour Laws Moots Effective Implementation and speedy Grievance Redressal 

Members participating in the meeting of Parliamentary Consultative Committee on Comprehensive Amendment in Labour Laws have urged the government for the effective and speedy implementation of labour laws along with the timely redressal of Grievances. In meeting held yesterday the members raised the issue of Child labour Laws alongwith the Contract Labour Law reforms. Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, who chaired the meeting assured the members for due consideration on the issue raised. 

Revised guidelines for allotment of Government accommodation to the Journalists and Press Cameramen - Directorate of Estates Orders

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Review of guidelines for allotment of Government accommodation to Journalist and Press-cameramen.

Directorate of Estates revised guidelines for allotment of Government accommodation to the Journalists and Press Cameramen and published on its portal today. According to the getting payment the entitlement of Government accommodation has been revised. An office memorandum is directed clearly the revised guidelines and we are reproduced here...


File No. 12035/18/94-Pol.II (Journalists)
Government of India
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi

Dated 19.12.2012

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Review of guidelines for allotment of Government accommodation to Journalist and Press-cameramen.

The undersigned is directed to refer  this Directorate’s OM of even number dated 19.11.2001 vide which revised guidelines for allotment of Government accommodation to the Journalists and Press Cameramen were circulated. The matter has been further considered by the Government and it has been decided to revise limit of emoluments for Journalists / Press-cameramen Category- I and category- II. Accordingly para 1(b) (i) to (iii) of this office OM of even number dated 19.11.2001 has been substituted as under:

Para 1 (b)
(i) Journalists/Press Cameraman drawing emoluments up to Rs. 20,000/- per month (excluding (conveyance allowance), - Category-I

(ii) Journalists/Press Cameraman drawing emoluments from Rs. 20,001/- to Rs.40,000/- per month (excluding (conveyance allowance) - Category-II

(iii) Type-IV accommodation may be allotted to Category-I of journalists/Press Cameramen drawing emoluments up to Rs.20,000/- per month (excluding conveyance allowance) and Type-IV Spl. Accommodation may be allowed to Category-II of Journalists/Press cameramen drawing emoluments between Rs.20,001/- to Rs.40,000/- per month.

2. Other terms and condition of allotment of Government accommodation to the Journalists/press-cameramen from the Press Pool shall remain the same as were circulated vide this Directorate’s OMs of even number dated 15.06.2001 and 19.11.2001.

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(S.K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source: www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20183.pdf]


Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme-Clarification for Railway Employees...

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Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme-Clarification for Railway Employees...
 
An another clarification order has been issued by the Railway Board to its employees regarding the Grade Pay would be admissible under MACP to an employee holding feeder post in a cadre where promotional post is in the same Grade Pay. The nodal department of the Union Government, DOPT has informed the the financial upgradations under ACP/MACP Schemes cannot be to higher Grade Pay than what are be allowed to an employee on his normal promotion...
 
The Railway Board order has been reproduced and given below for your consideration...

Re-opening of KV Schools after winter break - Holidays continue upto 15th January 2013...

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Re-opening of KV Schools after winter break - Holidays continue upto 15th January 2013...

The management of KVS has decided after with the consultation of various Regional Offices, re-opening of KV Schools after the winter holidays will be rescheduled as per the condition of respected central government offices. It will be either 14th or 15th Janurary 2013, due to festival of Ponal and Sankaranti. The order has been published in the official portal of KVS and the same is reproduced here...

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, INSTUTUTIONAL AREA,
SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARG,
NEW DELHI - 110016

File No. 110334/1/2012-KVS HQ(Acad.)/Part FiIe/6099-6131

Dated 19/12/2012

To
The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices.

The Director,
ZIETs

Subject :- Re-opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas after Winter Break-reg.

Madam/Sir,
This office has been approached by various Regional Offices of KVS and some VVIPs with regard to re-opening of KVs after Winter Breck on 14th January, 2013. The Winter Break will be over on 13th January, 2013 (Sunday) and 14th January, 2013 is being celebrated as Pongal/Makar Sankranti etc.

The re-opening of KVs after Winter Break has been reviewed at KVS(HQ) and it has been decided that : “Wherever Central Govt. offices are closed on 14.01.2013, the KVs will re-open on 15th January, 2013, after the Winter Break.

All concerned may be informed accordingly.
 
This issues with approval of Commissioner, KVS.

sd/-
faithfully
(Dr. Shachi Kant)
Joint Commissioner (Trg.)

Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/cir-acad-19-12-12(1).pdf]

 

Group wise representation of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Central Government Services as on 1.1.2011

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Group wise representation of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in Central Government Services as on 1.1.2011

OBCs in Government Jobs As per information received from various Ministries/ Departments, the Group- wise representation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Government services as on 1.1.2011 is as under:-

Reservation for Persons with Disabilities — Dopt Orders

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No.36035/6/2012-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
dated 14th December, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Reservation for Persons with Disabilities — reg.

This Department had issued instructions vide O.M. No.36035/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 29.12.2005 regarding reservation for Persons with Disabilities, which are in line with the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PwD Act, 1995).

2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the Ministries/Departments are not complying with the instructions of this Department regarding reservation to Persons with Disabilities in posts/services under the Central Government, particularly instructions related to carry forward of the unfilled reserved vacancies, interchange among the three categories of disability and lapsing of unfilled reserved vacancies.

PSU bank unions to go on strike tomorrow

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PSU bank unions to go on strike tomorrow

The unions claimed that about 7 lakh employees of various public sector banks would participate in the strike. 

NEW DELHI, DEC 19: Four bank employee unions will go on one-day strike tomorrow to protest the Banking Laws (Amendment) Bill and merger plans of banks. 

The unions decided to go ahead with the strike after the conciliatory meeting with Indian Banks’ Association before the chief labour commissioner here failed, AIBEA General Secretary, C H Venkatachalam said. 

Besides All India Bank Employees Association (AIBEA), Bank Employees Federation of India (BEFI), All India Bank Officers’ Association (AIBOA) and National Union of Bank Employees (NUBE) are participating in the nationwide strike. 

HISTORIC MARCH TO PARLIAMENT TODAY ON 20th DECEMBER, 2012

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HISTORIC MARCH TO PARLIAMENT TODAY ON 20th DECEMBER, 2012

HISTORIC PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 20-12-2012

Historic Parliament March was conducted by Central Trade Unions, Confederation of Central Government Employees  & Workers, Bank, LIC, Defence Employees Federation, State Employees Federation on 20-12-2012. Protesting against PFRDA Bill, FDI, Out Sourcing, Price Rise,. About 10 lac Workers through out the country took part in the Parliament March and criticised the anti people, anti Worker and anti Farmer policies of Government of India.

Grant of Dearness Relief to the Railway pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f.01.07.2012

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
 
S.No.PC-VI/306
No.PC-V/2009/A/DR/1
 
RBE No.140/2012
New Delhi, dated 12.12.2012
 
The General Managers/CAO(R),
All Indian Railways & PUs,
(As per standard mailing list)
 
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to the Railway pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f.01.07.2012.
 
A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/13/2012-&PW(G) dated 25th October, 2012 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.
 
2. In pursuance of the enhanced rates of ex-gratia to the surviving SRPF(C) retirees issued vide Board’s letter No.F (E)III/98 1/Ex-Gr./3 dated 15-11-2006, para 1(ii) of DoP&PW’s O.M. dated 25th October, 2012 may be read as under :-

Revision in the rate of Special Allowance in respect of staff working in Central Ticket Checking Squad of Railway Board

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
 
S.No.PC-VI/306
No.PC-V/2009/A/DR/1
 
RBE No.140/2012
New Delhi, dated 12.12.2012
 
The General Managers/CAO(R),
All Indian Railways & PUs,
(As per standard mailing list)
 
Sub: Revision in the rate of Special Allowance in respect of staff working in Central Ticket Checking Squad of Railway Board.
Ref: Boards letter No. 81/Ticket Checking/2/3 dated 12.05.1981.

The issue of revision in the rate of Special Allowance admissible to staff working in the Central Ticket Checking Squad of Railway Board has been under consideration of the Board for quite Some time. It has now been decided to enhance the rate of Special Allowance in respect of staff working in Central Ticket Checking Staff from the existing rates to Rs.200/-p.rn. irrespective of Grade Pay w.e.f. 01.09.2008.

Removal of Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS – reg.

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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
 
No.S.11011/03/2012-CGHS/HEC
 
Dated the 18th December, 2012
 
ORDER
 
Sub: Removal of Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS – reg.
 
CGHS vide its O.M  No. S. 11011/23-2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell(Part I) dated 7.10.2010 issued a list of private hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS, wherein Jain Hospital, Jagriti Enclave, was empanelled for Neurology & Neurosurgery.

Removal of Dr. Garg Multi-specialty and Dental Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad (UP) from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS – reg.

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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
 
No.S.11011/03/2012-CGHS/HEC
 
Dated the 18th December, 2012
 
ORDER
 
Sub: Removal of Dr. Garg Multi-specialty and Dental Research Centre, Nehru Nagar, Ghaziabad (UP) from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS – reg.
 
CGHS vide its O.M. No. S.11011/23-2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part I) dated 7.10.2010 issued a list of private Hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS, wherein Dr. Garg Multi-specialty and Dental Research Centre, Nehru Nagar Ghaziabad was empanelled as Dental Clinic.

Removal of Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centre empanelled under CGHS – reg.

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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi – 110 001

No.S.11011/03/2012-CGHS/HEC

Dated the 18th December, 2012

ORDER

Sub: Removal of Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centre empanelled under CGHS – reg.
 
CGHS vide its O.M No. S. 11011/23-2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cel(Part I) dated 7.10.2010 issued a list of private hospitals and diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS, wherein Kalra Hospital, Kirti Nagar was included as General purpose hospital including Cardia logical investigations, Cardiothoracic Surgery and Joint replacement.

Removal of Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS – reg.

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Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi – 110 001

No.S.11011/03/2012-CGHS/HEC

Dated the 18th December, 2012

ORDER

Sub: Removal of Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi from the list of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres empanelled under CGHS – reg.
 
CGHS vide its O.M No. S. 11011/23-2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell(Part I) dated 7.10.2010 issued a list of private Hospitals and diagnostic centre empanelled under CGHS, wherein Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area was empanelled for Orthopedic Surgery.

DOPT rejected the proposal for restoration of earlier ACP with one time relaxation to opt for MACP…

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DOPT rejected the proposal for restoration of earlier ACP with one time relaxation to opt for MACP…
 
MACPS for the cadre of Junior Engineers/Assistant Engineers in CPWD…
 
The last proposal was sent to DOPT for consideration on above subject have also been rejected by DOPT and intimated that running of MACPS though with one time relaxation together with ACPS for a part of the cadre is contrary to the provisions of MACP Scheme. The reply of Dopt letter is reproduced and given below for your ready reference… 

Promotion of LDC of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) on ad-hoc basis – Continuance of Ad-hoc appointments regarding

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No.3/2/2010-CS-II 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, 
New Delhi dated 19th December, 2012.

Office Memorandum

Subject : Promotion of LDC of Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS) on ad-hoc basis – Continuance of Ad-hoc appointments regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 28th June, 2012 whereby cadre units were permitted to continue the ad-hoc appointments in the UD Grade of CSCS up to 31.12.2012 and to say that the continuation of the ad-hoc appointments in the U.D grade made by the cadre units has been reviewed in this Department. Since availability of regular UDCs through normal modes of recruitment prescribed under the CSCS Rules may take some more time, it already have been working as UDC on ad-hoc basis in the UD Grade of CSCS may be extended up to 30th June, 2013 or till regular UDCs become available, whichever is earlier.

Effective implementation of Right to Information Act : DOPT offering Short-term Internships Course

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F.No.1/21/2012-IR 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, 
New Delhi – 110 001 
Dated 18th December, 2012.

Office Memorandum

Subject : Internship for Undergraduates pursuing five year Integrated course in Law under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme on "Improving Transparency and Accountability in government through effective implementation of Right to Information Act" for the year 2012-13.

The undersigned is directed to say that Department of Personnel & Training is offering short-term internships to Undergraduates pursuing five year integrated course in Law to conduct an analysis of RTI applications in select public authorities. The guidelines issued by this Department in this regard on 15th October, 2012 (copy enclosed) have been circulated to reputed Law Schools and Universities.

Preparation of panel for PPS of Select List year 2012, Calling for deficient APARs etc.-regarding

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Most Immediate

No.5/26/2010-CS.II(A) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances & pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi 
Dated 18th December, 2012.

Office Memorandum

Subject : Preparation of panel for PPS of Select List year 2012, Calling for deficient APARs etc.-regarding.

In continuation of this Department’s OM of even number dated 5.10.2012 and subsequent reminder dated 26.11.2012 on the subject mentioned above, I am to say that the deficient, Vigilance Clearance/Major Minor penalty certificate/Disclosure certificate in respect of some Private Secretaries whose names have been indicated in Annexure to this OM are yet to be furnished by the concerned cadre units. 

Set up 7th Pay Commission – 'Basic pay should be increased by at least 50% in the next pay commission...' - AIRF

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Set up 7th Pay Commission – Basic pay should be increased by at least 50% in the next pay commission... - AIRF

‘Set up VIIth Pay Commission’

VISAKHAPATNAM: The central government should set up the seventh pay commission and pump in Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years to revive the ailing railways. This was among the 38 demands put forth by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF). AIRF also demanded that over 2.5 lakh posts under various categories in Indian Railways be filled up.

Addressing a conference here on Tuesday, ahead of the 88th annual general conference of AIRF, general secretary Shiva Gopal Mishra said the basic pay should be increased by at least 50% in the next pay commission. He slammed the Union finance ministry for delaying the funds being granted to the railways and said several demands were accepted by the railway board, but have been kept pending by the finance ministry. Mishra warned that if the government fails to adhere to the demands of the railway men, then they would resort to a strike.

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners - Railway Board Orders

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Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners - Railway Board Orders

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

RBA No.38/2012

No.2012/AC-II/21/Misc. Matters
New Delhi, dated 02.11.2012
General Managers/FA&CAOs/CPOs
All Indian Railways and Production Units

Sub: Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to Railway Pensioners

Railway Board has been receiving representations from Pensioners / Pensioners Association and Federation on the issue of non-payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners on account of non-endorsement / wrong endorsement of their eligibility in the PPO.

Pay Fixation for Board Level Executives of CPSEs - DPE Orders

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Pay Fixation for Board Level Executives of CPSEs - DPE Orders

Finalization of terms and conditions including pay fixation in respect of Board Level Executives of CPSEs, revised procedure thereof.

F.No.2(34)/12-DPE-(WE)-GL-XX/12
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises

Public Enterprises Bhawan
Block No.14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
New Dlehi, the 14th December, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub : Finalization of terms and conditions including pay fixation in respect of Board Level Executives of CPSEs, revised procedure thereof.

The undersigned is directed to state that at present the terms and conditions, including pay fixation, of Board level executives of CPSEs are finalized after vetting by DPE. In this regard para '15' of DPE O.M. dated 25.6.1999 (Annex-I) for 1997 pay revision and para '2' of DPE O.M. dated 30.12.2009 (Annex-II) standard terms and conditions for 2007 pay revision may be referred to.

Reservation in Promotion for SCs and STs in Government Jobs - Rajya Sabha Passes the Amendment Bill

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Reservation in Promotion for SCs and STs in Government Jobs - Rajya Sabha Passes the Amendment Bill

Rajya Sabha Passes Constitutional Amendment Bill 

The Government of India has always been concerned about the welfare of downtrodden especially Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. As a part of the affirmative action, reservation in promotion had been available to the SCs and STs since 1955. However, some decisions of the Supreme Court like in Indra Sawhney, Veer Pal Singh Chauhan and S. Vinod Kumar cases had caused certain effects on the scheme of reservation in promotion for SCs and STs. To overcome these effects, the Government had brought four Constitutional amendments, namely, 77th, 81st , 82nd and 85th amendments. 

Withdrawal of Clarification dated 05.09.2011 on Grace Marks Policy for promotion

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Withdrawal of Clarification dated 05.09.2011 on Grace Marks Policy for promotion

The Clarification dated 05.09.2011 delegating the job of application of Grace Marks Policy to DPCs is withdrawn.

F.No. DE-2009/ITO/SCT/Availed Benefits/DIT(IT)/5466

DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX (IT)
Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue

Dated : 13.12.2012

Withdrawal of clarification -I dated 05.09.2011

This Directorate vide F.No.DE-2009-2011/ITO/SCT/Availed Benefits/DIT had issued clarification-I dated 95.09.2011 in respect of awarding the Grace Marks to the result of those SC/ST candidates who have already qualified in the past with relaxed standards so as to enable them to attain the "OWN MERIT STATUS". As this clarification has delegated for promotion as a ITO/ITI to DPCs, many anomalous situations have been reported to have arisen out of various interpretations of application of Grace Marks Policy by various DPCs resulting into grievances and representations.

Clarification regarding 'Own Merit Status'

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Clarification regarding 'Own Merit Status'.

It is clarified that there is no concept of grace marks in betterment attempt and grace marks awarded to any Betterment candidate in 2010 and 2011 DE are being withdrawn.


F.No. DE-2009/ITO/SCT/Availed Benefits/DIT(IT)/5447

DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX (IT)
Ministry of Finance, Department of Revenue

Dated : 13.12.2012

CLARIFICATION

References have been received from various charges with regard to the award of grace marks to those candidates belonging to SC/ST category who have already qualified in the past with the relaxed standards so as to enable them to attain the ‘Own Merit Status’ by appearing in a betterment attempt or otherwise.

Retirement age of KV Teachers - Enhancement of retirement age was not agreed in JCM Meeting held on 18.10.2012

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Retirement age of KV Teachers - Enhancement of retirement age was not agreed in JCM Meeting held on 18.10.2012

One of the major demand submitted by the associations of KV Employees to discuss in the JCM Meetings to enhance the retirement age at par with the retirement age of University teachers...

Next meeting of JCM of KVS will be held on 15.2.2013

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Next meeting of JCM of KVS will be held on 15.2.2013

The next meeting of JCM of KV Sangathan will be held on 15th February, 2012. The time and venue will be communicated in due course.

The last meeting of JCM of KVS held on 25.7.2012 and 18.10.2012 respectively.


Official Minutes of the meeting of the JCM of KVS held on 25.07.2012




Rotational Transfer of Under Secretaries with more than five years service in the same Ministry/Department

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No.5/8/2012-CS.I(U)-Part-I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 
CS.I Division

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated 17th December, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rotational Transfer of Under Secretaries with more than five years service in the same Ministry/Department.

The undersigned is directed to say that it is proposed to transfer Under Secretaries who have completed five years or more in the same Ministry / Department as on 1.1.2012 (Annexure-I refers). The list does not include officers due for superannuation upto 31.12.2014 as officers within two years of superannuation are excluded from the purview of Rotational Transfer Policy applicable to CSS officers.

Induction of Trackmen into other departments – Revision of age limit regarding

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

No.E(NG)I-99/CFP/23(Vol.II)

New Delhi, dated 02.08.2012

The General Managers (P)
All Indian Railways and
Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Induction of Trackmen into other departments – Revision of age limit regarding.

In terms of the extant provisions contained in para 179(xv) of Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol.I, (Revised Edition-1989) First Re-print Edition-2009, the lower age limit of Trackmen for induction to Workshops against 10% and 40% quotas has been prescribed as 45 years.

RESERVATION REGISTERS AND ROSTER REGISTERS

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RESERVATION REGISTERS AND ROSTER REGISTERS

5.1  In case of cadres having more than 13 posts, all appointing authorities should maintain reservation registers in the format given in  Annexure-I

5.2  Reservation roster registers will be maintained in format given in the Annexure-II for cadres having less than 14 posts.

5.3  Following principles shall be followed for preparation and maintenance of reservation registers and reservation roster registers:
(a) Separate registers/ roster registers shall be maintained for appointments made by direct recruitment and promotion. In case of promotion, separate registers / roster registers shall be maintained for each mode of promotion viz. limited competitive examination, selection, non-selection, etc.

List of Office Bearers of AIKVTA - KVS

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List of Office Bearers of AIKVTA - KVS

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeel Singh Marg,
New Delhi 110 602

F.11083-5/2012/KVS(Admn.-I)
Date 12-12-2012
The Deputy Commissioner
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices

Sub: Circulation of list of office bearers of AIKVTA — regarding.

Sir/Madam,
I am to refer to the subject noted above and to inform you that the National Convention of AIKVTA was held on 08 and 9th December, 2012 at Kendriya Vidyalaya Masjid Moth to elect the office bearers and CEC members of AIKVTA

Accordingly, a list of elected office bearers of AIKVTA as submitted by the General Secretary, AIKVTA is forwarded herewith for your information.

You are requested to circulate the list among the Kendriya Vidyalayas under your jurisdiction.

Yours faithfuilly,
(Dr. E.Prabhakar)
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)

List of Office Bearers Elected in the 19th National Convention of AIKVTA held at KV Masjid Moth, New Delhi on 8th and 9th December, 2012.

POSTNAMENAME OF KV
PresidentBabu RajKV No.1 Calicut
Sr.Vice President(1)MB Aggarwal No.2 Jaipur
Sr.Vice President(2)Murli KrishnaNo.2 Shri Vijai Nagar
Gen. SecretaryVijeyesh PandeNo.1 Satna
Asstt. Gen. Secy (HQ)Susheel BabuNo.1 Manglore
Vice PresidentNishi AgarwalSikar
Vice PresidentSreenivasanHVF Avadi
Vice PresidentSR TiwariKhamaria Jabalpur
Vice PresidentSK SinghHFC Barauni
Vice PresidentCP SinghNo.1 AFS Gurgaon
Asstt. Gen. SecretaryNarayan LalNo.2 Colaba
Asstt. Gen. SecretaryKD SahooNo.2 Indore
Asstt. Gen. SecretaryKrishnanNo.2 Kozhikoda
Asstt. Gen. SecretarySM SinghKhagaria
Asstt. Gen. SecretaryAnil Kumar SharmaHisar
Asstt. Gen. SecretaryBP SinghGole Market
Secretary OrganisationRK ShrivastavaIVRI Bareilly
Secretary Press & PublicationKR ThakurNo.1 Faridabad
Secretary Public RelationRK SharmaNo.2 Agra
Secretary AcademicsAB DwivediBengdubi
Secretary WelfareMrs.Agnes JoseKochi
TreasurerVV SharmaNo.2 Chakeri Kanpur
Joint TreasurerSK JainNo.3 Delhi Cantt
Auditor 1KR RajurkarNo.1 GCF Jabalpur
Auditor 2Harzab SinghKV Ghaziabad

Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ann-12-12-12(2).pdf


INCREASE IN RESERVATION QUOTA

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INCREASE IN RESERVATION QUOTA

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Shri.Balram Naik submitted as written reply to the questions regarding reservation quota in Lok Sabha on 10th December 2012 as follows...

As per Census, 2001, the proportion of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the country`s population is 16.2% and 8.2% respectively. 

Clarification provided on reservation in promotion by the Minister in Lok Sabha...

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Clarification provided on reservation in promotion by the Minister in Lok Sabha...

RESERVATION IN PROMOTION

Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy replied to a question in Lok Sabha on 12th December 2012 regarding the subject of reservation in promotion.

In his written reply, reservation is available to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes at the rate of 15% and 7.5%, respectively, in all Groups viz. A, B, C (including erstwhile Group D posts) in case of promotion by non-selection method. In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available in Group B, C and upto the lowest rung of Group A at the same rates. 

All Insurance Companies are selling their policies online - IRDA

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All Insurance Companies are selling their policies online - IRDA

Online Sale of Insurance Policies 

Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has informed that all Insurance Companies functioning in the country are selling their policies online except Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. (AICIL), Export Credit and Guarantee Corporation (ECGC), L&T General Insurance, Raheja QBE General Insurance, SBI General Insurance and Shriram General Insurance.

IRDA has informed that the likely benefits of purchasing policies online are as under:-

i. Availability of Lower Premium rates due to reduced operational expenses o the company,

ii. Quick and hassle free purchase of the policies,

iii. Policyholder may take an informed decision by liking into the products available online,

iv. Renewal of the policy becomes easier,

v. In case of a claim event, intimation may be given in a faster way than otherwise.

The manner of settlement of claims are as per Terms and Conditions of the Policy issued by the insurance companies.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

FILLING UP OF RESERVED VACANCIES - DOPT BROCHURE

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FILLING UP OF RESERVED VACANCIES - DOPT BROCHURE

FILLING UP OF RESERVED VACANCIES (CHAPTER-6)

Direct Recruitment 
6.1  When direct recruitment is to be made for reserved as well as unreserved vacancies on any one occasion, a single advertisement should be issued specifying clearly therein the vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs. 

6.2  While notifying the vacancies to the local or the regional employment exchange, a single requisition should be sent to the Employment Exchange for such reserved and unreserved vacancies. The number of vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs out of the total vacancies notified should be clearly indicated in the requisition to the employment Exchange. The following certificate should also, be given in the requisition: 
"Certified that the number of vacancies reserved for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes/OBCs/ex-servicemen/ Persons with Disabilities is in accordance with the reservation quota fixed by Government for these categories." 
6.3  If sufficient number of Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates are not available or are not sponsored by the Employment Exchange for the reserved vacancies, the appointing authority should also intimate the reserved vacancies to the Director of Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes Welfare in the State/Union Territory concerned. 

INCOME TAX REFUND : ALL INDIA DATE FOR REFUNDS ALONGWITH INTEREST PAID UPTO OCTOBER 2012...

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INCOME TAX REFUND : ALL INDIA DATE FOR REFUNDS ALONGWITH INTEREST PAID UPTO OCTOBER 2012...

Income Tax Refund

Processing of returns of income, including those with refund claim, is a continuous process. Statutory time limit to process returns of income is with reference to the financial year of their receipt. As per the Income Tax Act, 1961 returns received during the financial year can be processed upto one year from the end of the financial year in which the return is received. Therefore, returns for the accounting periods as F.Ys 2009-10 and 2010-11 if filed during F.Y. 2011-12 can be processed upto 31.03.2013.

Ban on new recruitment in Central Government Departments..!

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Ban on new recruitment in Central Government Departments..!

Any ban order on recruitment in Central Government Services..?

Important reply as clarification by the concerned Ministry was submitted in the Parliament on 12.12.2012.

Revision of PPO in respect of pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners - Minutes of the meeting held on 21.11.2012

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Minutes of the meeting held on 21st November, 2012 regarding Revision of PPO in respect of pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners


MINUTES OF THE MEETING HELD ON 21st November, 2012 REGARDING REVISION OF PPOs FOR PRE·2006 PENSIONERS/FAMILY PENSIONERS INCLUDING PRE·1990 PENSIONERS / FAMILY PENSIONERS

A meeting was held on 21st November, 2012 at 09:45 AM in the Conference Room, 5th Floor, Sardar Patel Bhavan, New Delhi under the Chairmanship of Shri Sanjay Kothari, Secretary (Pension, AR&PG) with the officials of 15 Departments/Ministries having maximum number of unrevised Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) pertaining to pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners under the CPAO network and Ministry of Railway, D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare, D/o Posts and D/o Telecommunications. The objective of this meeting was to review the progress made by these Ministries/Departments in the revision of PPOs in respect of pre-2006 pensioners.

2. The list of participants is at Annexure.

3. In the Opening address, Secretary (Pension, AR & PG) shared the steps taken since the last meeting with these Ministries/Departments held on 28 August, 2012. It was informed that instructions regarding use of 7 documents indicated in respect of grant of enhanced pension/family pension on attaining the age of 80 years and above have been made applicable for determining the date of birth of spouse at the time of revision of PPO. 

He added that the instructions regarding change of date of birth of spouse have also been issued and use of e-scroll given by banks has been allowed in addition to Annexure-III. Secretary expressed his concern that most of the pensioners are unaware of the fact that not only revision of amount of pension by banks is to be done, the PPOs have also to be simultaneously revised. The Chief Controller (Pension) informed that about 75% of the PPOs related to civil pensioners have been revised and it is apprehended that there may be many inoperative PPOs in the remaining lot. She also expressed her concern that in many cases pension might have been fixed on the higher side and there may be issue of recovery of excess pension involved in the revision of these PPOs.

4. Thereafter, Ministry-wise review was taken up starting with Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA). The representative of MHA informed that JS (Admin) has been taking regular meetings to review the progress. He informed that a large number of pre-1990 PPOs pertaining to Assam Rifles are in respect of Nepalese citizens and persons residing in the North-East. The system of de-centralized Record-keeping has made it more difficult to revise PPOs of these pensioners. The MHA informed that they have issued an advertisement for awareness of pensioners. 

Secretary (Pension) suggested that MHA may consider issuing another advertisement, encourage the pensioners residing in North-East to form pensioners' group and organize intensive camps and workshop during the next four months. Department of Pension and PW may provide financial assistant to these group if
suitable proposals were received. In order to prevent such delays in future Pay Commissions, Secretary (Pension) also suggested that original records of the employee may be handed over to him in bound form at the time of his/her retirement as per instant rules.

5. D/o Urban Development reassured that they will meet the target set for December 2012. Central Board of Excise and Customs informed that a large number of PPOs are in the pipeline and as on date only 3000 pre-2006 and 7800 pre-1990 cases were pending. The D/o Atomic Energy informed that they are segregating pre-1990 cases from pre-2006 cases with the help of CPAO and will be able to adhere to the timelines fixed. M/o Water Resources informed that the Secretary (Pension)'s DO letter to Secretary (Water
Resources) has helped in putting in place a proper monitoring system for revision of PPOs.

It was further added that engagement of four consultants for this purpose has a positive impact on the work. Similarly, Ministry of Coal informed that they have a proper monitoring system in place and have engaged two consultants. They are hopeful that theyneed not be called in the next meeting as their pendency would go down substantially.

Ministry of Science & Technology informed that owing to shifting of some of their offices in the past, they were facing the problem of locating pensioners' records. They informed that they would sort out the problem soon. The figures of All India Radio did not reconcile with those ofCPAO. It was pointed out by CPAO's office that progress in Prasar Bharati is slow. Secretary (Pension) desired to write a d.o. letter to the Chairman, Prasar Bharati. Ministry of Mines was requested to reconcile the figures with the CPAO and meet the targets set for December, 2012 and March, 2013.

6. No one from the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Department of Health and Ministry of Civil Aviation were present. It was decided to write DO letters to the Secretary/Chairman concerned from Secretary (Pension).

7. Department of Telecommunications informed that out of 2.41 lakh pre-2006 cases, only 2600 are pending, most of which belong to the erstwhile Videsh Sanchar Nigam Limited. Department of Posts informed that out of 1.8 lakh pre-2006 cases, about 52,000 are pending. They assured to complete the task by February, 2013. Department of Exservicemen Welfare informed that out of 15.5 lakh cases, they have revised 5.81 lakh PPOs. Every month, they had devised to 40,000 cases. They informed that owing to change in the amount of pension, most of the PPOs would have to be revised again.

Secretary (Pension) suggested that in the meantime basic information requiredfor revision of PPOs may be collected and kept ready for immediate use after the re-fixation of pension is over and PPOs are ready to be revised again. He expressed his concern that a number of representations about PCDA, Allahabad are being received. He desired to write a D.O. letter to Secretary, Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare in this regard.

8. As the Banks were at times sending Annexure III twice/thrice for the same individual, which counted towards the total numbers whereas in many cases Annexure-III are not received, it was felt that a meeting of the Banks may be called in second half of December, 2012. After looking into the availability and utility of e-scrolls of such pensioners for revision of their PPOs, CPAO and Ministries/Departments will provide inputs to the Department of Pension &PW for setting the agenda of the meeting.

9. Secretary (Pension, AR & PG) expressed his satisfaction about the progress made so far. He assured the participants that any assistance that is needed will be considered positively in the Department of Pension & PW.


10. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.


Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/MinutesPPO_301112.pdf


Appointment against 30% DE quota vacancies in LDC grade of CSCS - Dopt orders

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Lower Division Grade Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2012 held by Staff Selection Commission - allocation of qualified candidates - regarding.
Most Immediate
No. 13/3/2011-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated the 14th December , 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Lower Division Grade Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2012 held by Staff Selection Commission - allocation of qualified candidates - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that the final result of Lower Division Grade Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2012, which was held on 25.03.2012, has been declared by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for appointment against the 30% DE quota vacancies in LDC grade of CSCS. SSC has allocated 16 qualified candidates to this Department for appointment as LDC (03 SC & 01 ST candidates have qualified on own merit). Nominations of 16 candidates are made against the Select list Year 2012 on the basis of the Lower Division Grade Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2012 as indicated in the Annexure to this O.M.

Clarification on granting entry grade of Rs.5000-8000 to Diploma Engineers as per 5th CPC in BRO...

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Clarification on granting entry grade of Rs.5000-8000 to Diploma Engineers as per 5th CPC in BRO...

Pay scale of diploma engineers in BRO

In the Lok Sabha Defence Minister replied to a question about the pay scale of diploma engineers in Border Roads Organisation on 12th December 2012.

The Fifth Central Pay Commission (CPC) in Chapter 87 of its report made specific recommendations in respect of officers and staff of Border Roads Organisation (BRO). However, there was no specific recommendation for upgradation of pay scale for diploma holder engineers of BRO. All the specific recommendations made by the 5th CPC in respect of BRO staff as accepted by the Government have already been implemented. There is therefore no question of any arrears being pending for payment to diploma holder engineers. 

Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government - Clarification

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No.18016/4/2012-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 

New Delhi, the 14th December , 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Special concessions/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control of Central Government - Clarification. 

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOPT OM No.18016/3/2011-Estt.(L) dated 27.6.2012 extending the Special concession/facilities to Central Government Employees working in Kashmir Valley in attached/ subordinate offices or PSUs falling under the control or Central Government for the period with effect from 1.1.2012 to 31.12.2012 and to say that this Department has been receiving references seeking clarifications. 

The doubts raised are clarified as under:- 

Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group 'C' Staff, 2013 (Grade Pay of Rs.1800) Regulations, 2010 - regarding

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Most Immediate
No. 13/7/2011-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated the 12/13th December , 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group 'C' Staff, 2013 (Grade Pay of Rs.1800) Regulations, 2010 - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Staff Selection's letter No. 10/4/2012-P&P-II dated 06.12.2012 on the subject mentioned above and to request that the vacancy position for Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group 'C' Staff, 2013 (Grade Pay of Rs.1800) may be calculated as per the provisions of CSCS Rules, 1962, as amended on 08.11.2010. The total number of vacancies falling under DR Quota that are to be abolished in terms of instructions contained in this Department's O.M. No. 9/2/2003-CS-II dated 20.04.2005 may also be shown against relevant column in the proforma for the sake of filling up of the vacancies against reserved slots.

Budget tablet ‘Aakash’ to all students within the next five years..!

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Budget tablet ‘Aakash’ to all students within the next five years..!

Software of Aakash Tablet 

At present there is no concrete proposal to provide the budget tablet ‘Aakash’ to all students within the next five years. However, under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT), a project is being implemented by IIT Bombay to achieve the following deliverables: 

(i) The acquisition of 1,00,000 Low Cost Access cum Computing Devices (LCADs) for teacher empowerment, 

(ii) The Testing of these LCADs and 

(iii) The Hardware & software optimization of LCADs. 

IIT Bombay is engaged in the development of pedagogically efficient multi –lingual educational applications for various levels of education and is making efforts to provide the Aakash tablet with the latest versions of the standard Open Source operating systems such as Android and Linux. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Rajya Sabha today. 

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