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Monday, April 30, 2012

CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER.

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F.No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated 30th April, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department O.Ms of even No. dated 02.05.2008 and 20.4.2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the relaxation for LTC travel to visit North Eastern Region under CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 contained in the O.M. dated 02.5.2008 is extended further for two more years beyond 1st May, 2012.

2. Hindi version follows.

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(B. Bandyopadhdyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_4_2007-Estt.A-30042012.pdf]

Retirement Age of Judges

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Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Law & Justice
30-April-2012 18:21 IST
Retirement Age of Judges
The Constitution (One Hundred and Fourteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010 was taken up for discussion in the Lok Sabha on 28.12.2011. However, the discussion remained inconclusive due to adjournment of the Winter Session. Request for listing it for discussion in the Budget Session has been made by the Government. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that the decision to raise the age of superannuation of judicial officers in the subordinate judiciary rests with the State Government and the respect High Court.

PF and ESI for Keshew Workers

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PF and ESI for Keshew Workers

The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge has informed the Lok Sabha that the cashew workers covered under the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 (ESI Act, 1948) are entitled to avail all benefits provided under the Act. The Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 applies to Cashewnuts industries with effect from 30th September 1962 and accordingly social security benefits are provided to the eligible members under the Employees’ Provident Fund Scheme, 1952, the Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 & the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976.

As on 31.03.2012, a total number of 848 Units and 127212 cashew workers are covered under the ESI Act, 1948.

A total number of 2087 Cashewnuts establishments are covered under the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 with 4,25,488 members in all over India including Kerala as on 31.03.2011.

Regional Offices and Sub-Regional Offices of the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation carry out regular inspections of the covered establishments including Cashewnuts establishments through their Enforcement Officers to monitor the compliance of the establishments as per the Act.

Similarly, Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) is monitoring the Scheme through its Regional, Sub-Regional and Divisional offices in the States. Periodical inspection of the covered units is conducted by the concerned Social Security Officers to enforce compliance under various provisions of the Employees’ State Insurance Act.

The Minister was replying to a written whether the Government has taken any steps to ensure that the benefits like Employees' State Insurance (ESI) and Provident Fund (PF) are provided to the poor cashew workers in the country including Kerala; the details thereof and the steps taken in this regard.

PIB

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of March 2012.

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AICPIN for the month of March 2012

All-India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on Base 2001=100 for the Month of March 2012.
All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of March, 2012 increased by 2 points and stood at 201 (two hundred one).
During March, 2012, the index recorded maximum increase of 7 points each in Bhilwara, Vijaywada  and  Salem centres, 6 points each in Belgaum, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Mundakkayam centres, 5 points in 3 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 19 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. The index decreased by 2 points in Tripura centre and 1 point each in Darjeeling, Sholapur and Puducherry centres, while in the remaining 8 centres the index remained stationary.
The maximum increase of 7 points each in Bhilwara, Vijaywada  and  Salem centres is mainly due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Groundnut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Vegetable & Fruit items, Bidi, Cigarette, Dhoti (Cotton), Saree (Synthetic), Shirting Cloth (Synthetic), Trouser Cloth (Synthetic), Medicine (Allopathic), Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. The increase of 6 points each in Belgaum, Ajmer, Ghaziabad and Mundakkayam centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Jowar, Groundnut Oil, Milk (Buffalo), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Snack (Sweet), Snack (Saltish), Firewood, Saree (Synthetic), Toilet Soap, Tailoring Charges, etc. The decrease of 2 points in Tripura centre is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Onion, Vegetable items, Sweater, etc.
The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :
1. Ahmedabad – 201
2. Bangalore – 206
3. Chennai – 187
4. Delhi – 185
5. Kolkata – 190
6. Mumbai – 204
The point to point rate of inflation based on CPI-IW(General) for the month of March, 2012 is 8.65% as compared to 7.57% in February, 2012. Inflation based on Food Index attained the level of 8.16% in March, 2012 as compared to 5.08% in February, 2012.
The CPI-IW for April, 2012 will be released on the last working day of the next month, i.e. 31st May, 2012.
Source: PIB


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