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Thursday, September 06, 2012

IRCTC News : Service Charge on Booking of E-Tickets

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Service Charge on Booking of E-Tickets

The Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) doe not levy any charges on cancellation of e-tickets on account of non-confirmation. A nominal service charge of Rs. 10/- per PNR for e-ticket issued for Sleeper & reserved Second Sitting (2S) and Rs. 20/- per PNR for e-tickets in other classes is charged. The service charge realized is used to meet Administrative cost, Maintenance cost of IT hardware and software, technical manpower costs of service providers, recurring expenditure like rent, electricity charges, internet bandwidth charges, cost for investments in capacity enhancement and also replacement of obsolete IT equipments etc. 

New Pension Scheme for Workers without benefit of Formal Pension

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New Pension Scheme for Workers without benefit of Formal Pension

There are 6.92 crores members under Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 as on 31.03.2012. However, to ensure the welfare of the workers who are not benefited by any formal pension scheme, the Government has announced a co-contributory pension scheme the ‘Swalalamban’ whereby the Central Government would contribute a sum of Rs.1,000 per annum in each New Pension System (NPS) account opened having a savings of Rs.1,000 – Rs.12,000 per annum. The Scheme commenced in 2010-11. The Government will provide contribution for 5 years to the beneficiaries who register in the year 2010-11, 2011-12 and 2012-13 and therefore, the scheme has been extended up to the year 2016-17.

Official Minutes of the meeting held at CGEWHO Chennai (Phase II) Project

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Official Minutes of the meeting held at CGEWHO Chennai (Phase II) Project

CGEWHO has published the official minutes of the meeting held under the Chairmanship of CEO, CGEWHO at Chennai (Ph II) project on 23.8.2012.

Minutes of the meeting held under the Chairmanship of CEO, CGEWHO at Chennai (Ph II) project on 23 Aug 2012

A meeting under the Chairmanship of CEO, CGEWHO was held in Chennai (Ph II) project site on 23 Aug 2012, wherein 42 beneficiaries were also present (list placed at Annexure I).  During the discussions, following officials of CGEWHO were also present :
a) Sh M Narayanan, Director (Tech)
b) Sh Gagan Gupta, Asst Director (Tech)
c) Col G Chandrasekaran, Project Manager, Chennai (Ph II)

2. The points raised by beneficiaries were discussed as under :
i) Confirmation on completion of all works in all the DUs (37 blocks) between approved 27 blocks and unapproved 10 blocks  by CMDA  – It was explained that all the defect rectification works shall be completed by 31.10.2012, for all blocks notwithstanding the 
receipt of completion certificate from CMDA as well as non deposit of the final payment by certain beneficiaries. 

ii) Certificate on quality certification by a third party quality agency – It was explained that action is in hand towards obtaining a consultancy from a reputed engineering institution towards obtaining quality audit of the works completed.

iii) Clearance Certificate from CMDA for left out 10 blocks – It was informed that work is in hand towards obtaining Completion Certificate for 10 blocks and CGEWHO is monitoring the progress regularly. It was  also  informed that CEO had met the Secretary, Urban Development, Govt of Tamil Nadu also in this regard on 23 Aug 2012.  It is expected that the proposal towards its issuance of  GO shall be forwarded to Govt of Tamil Nadu shortly by CMDA as per the panel approval. 

vi) Interest waiver, 1.5% contingency reserve fund waiver and compensation for delay to be considered – In this regard, it was explained that there is no provision towards waiver of interest as well as compensation for delay as the organisation is functioning on no profit no loss basis and as per the policy of the organisation, it is not feasible to accede to this request.  With regard to the contingency reserve fund, CEO explained that the matter had been taken up with the Governing Council in its 49th meeting held on 3rd
Aug 2012.

vii) Display of time frame for completion in every block – It was agreed that the schedule towards completion of all blocks with regard to defect rectifications shall be displayed at site.

viii) Car parking refund to be made without any further delay for whoever withdrawn – In this regard it was intimated that in the case of beneficiaries who have not been issued with the possession letter, the activity is done simultaneously.  However, with regard to 
the beneficiaries who had already made the payment and  are having the possession letter towards the car parking the issue shall be looked into the decision shall be taken accordingly.

ix) Charging of electricity should be only on transfer of EB Card in the name of allottee and title – In this regard, it was explained that beneficiaries shall have to get the connection of individual DU transfer  in their name as per TNEB Rules. Till that time the charges towards electricity shall have to be paid by the beneficiaries.      Accordingly, it was suggested that action towards  transfer may be taken up by the beneficiaries on a priority basis and PM shall give necessary assistance towards transfer.

x) The safety of electrical wiring and fixing is to be certified by a safety officer  – In this regard, it was explained that TNEB being statutory authority towards giving power connection has already given connection after proper  verification.  No further certification is required.

xi) Physical manpower deployed by the contractor should be checked and recorded. No bogus booking for effecting payment should be allowed  – It  was explained that the payments are released to the contractor, as per contract only on work basis.

xii) CGEWHO and the contractor to change their adamant attitude officials towards resolving problems faced by the allottees to get qualitative and defect free DUs  – All beneficiaries should contact the Project Manager towards handing over/ defect 
rectification etc. as PM is responsible to complete these activities.   On realizing the certain administrative lacunae, CGEWHO has deputed one Asst Director (Tech) from H.O. to be available at site to oversee all the activities so that all requirements are completed positively by 31.10.2012. The progress achieved after  the above arrangement is quite encouraging.

3. It was conveyed that all the DUs shall be handed over and the issue with regard to the defect liability period shall be reviewed again after obtaining the Completion certificate from CMDA, for balance 10 blocks.

(M Narayanan)
Director (Tech)

Clarification regarding the Partial Completion Certificate issued by CMDA for CGEWHO’s Chennai (Phase-II) Housing Scheme for 27 Blocks

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Clarification regarding the Partial Completion Certificate issued by CMDA for CGEWHO’s Chennai (Phase-II) Housing Scheme for 27 Blocks

CENTRAL GOVERMENT EMPLOEES WELFARE HOUSING ORGANISATION (CGEWHO)

A-507/2

Web-Publication

Date: 31/08/2012


To,

The beneficiaries of Chennai (Phase-II) Housing Scheme.

Subject: Clarification regarding the Partial Completion Certificate issued by CMDA for CGEWHO’s Chennai (Phase-II) Housing Scheme for 27 Blocks : reg.

Sir/Madam,

This has reference to our earlier letter No. T-109/15 dated 28/05/2012 wierein It was stated that Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) has issued a ‘Partial Completion Certificate’vide CC No. EC/North/64/2012 dated 10/05/2012; holdIng back 10 blocks namely A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-15 & B-16 in CGEWHO’s Chennai (Phase-II) Project.

2. Please be informed that ‘Partial Completion Certificate’ of CMDA cleared 27 blocks of different types with different nomenclature by CMDA which are not exactly matching with CGEWHO’s Block No(s). Beneficiaries in general facing difficulties while claiming benefits under IT Return, filing Pension Paper, paying municipal tax and approaching TNEB for any requirement in future. The CMDA Block No(s) with CGEWHO’s Block No(s) with respect to the ‘Partial Completion Certificate’ are mentioned in the table below :

Jaipur (Phase II) Housing Scheme : Flats are available for immediate allotment on the basis of 'first come first serve'...

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Jaipur (Phase II) Housing Scheme : Few flats are available for immediate allotment on the basis of 'first come first serve' in the existing project...

Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation under Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has published an advertisement regarding few ready built flats are available to sale on First Come - First Serve Basis. The site is located at Central Spine Road at 4.5 kms distance from Jagatpura flyover and 9 kms from Airport.

Construction of flats are completed and possession being given to existing allottees. The basic details of the dwellling units are as under...

Grant of Cadre clearance and extension of tenure of foreign assignments of officers of the Organized Gp. ‘A’ & Gp. ‘B’ Services of the Government of India with the international organizations

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No.12.76/2012-FA (UN)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


North Block, 
New Delhi, the 4th September, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Grant of Cadre clearance and extension of tenure of foreign assignments of officers of the Organized Gp. ‘A’ & Gp. ‘B’ Services of the Government of India with the international organizations- reg.

Kindly refer to this Department’s O.M. No. AB-14017/2/07-Estt.(RR), dated 29/02/2008, regarding Consolidated guidelincs on deputation/foreign service for members of the organized Gp. ‘A’ and Gp.'B' Services of the Central Government. In this regard, the undersigned is further dirccted to say that the ACC has approved that the norm of fixing seven years as maximum period away from the cadre may be followed strictly.

Internship Programme on Implementation of Right to information

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F.No.1/21/2012-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, 
New Delhi, the 4th September, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Internship Programme on Implementation of Right to information.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Department of Personnel & Training as the nodal Department for Right to Information Act., 2005 has felt the need to consolidate and document the experiences of the Ministries/Departments of Government of India in the implementation of RTI, its success, constraints in 
implementation, identify the areas which need more attention, address the gap areas and see what need to be done to help achieve the objectives of the Act.

Issue of Inj. CABAZITAXEL for CGHS BENEFICIARIES

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME 
CGHS MEDICAL STORE DEPOT 
SEC. 11 UDYAN MARG, DIZ AREA, GOLE MARKET 
NEW DELHI – 110001

F.No. 1-92/11-12/CGHS/IMP/7013-30

Date: 03-09-2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Issue of Inj. CABAZITAXEL for CGHS BENEFICIARIES.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to state that Inj. CABAZITAXEL is being issued to CGHS beneficiaries for treatment of Carcinoma Prostate through Medical Store Depot, Gole Market, New Delhi.

Clarification issued by PCDA : Air Travel on Private Airlines

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Clarification issued by PCDA : Air Travel on Private Airlines

A clarification order has been issued by the Department of PCDA yesterday on its official website to obtain specific sanction for journey by private airlines. We have reproduced the contents of the order and given below for your ready reference…

KVS clarified on the issue of 5 Days Week in KV Schools

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KVS clarified on the issue of 5 Days Week in KV Schools

Kendriya vidyalaya Sangathan has clarified on the issue of 5 days week of KV Schools. Clarification letter has been sent to the editor of Time of India, it denotes that the 5-day week plan was only discussed in the JCM meeting but there is no such proposal under active consideration of KV Sangathan at the moment. We all know that earlier the Times of India had published an article with the title of 'KVs Plan 5-day week to give students space'.



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