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Dopt Clarification Orders on Joining Time Rules

Dopt Clarification Orders on Joining Time Rules : Dopt has issued some clarifications as in the type of Questions and Answers.
Joining Time Rules
SI. No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer 
1. Whether Joining time / Joining Time pay is admissible in case of technical resignation of a Government servant to join another Government organization?

Dopt clarification orders on Honorarium

Dopt clarification orders on Honorarium...

Honorarium 

Sl. No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer

I. Upto what amount the Head of Department can grant honorarium? 
The Ministries/Departments can grant honorarium upto Rs.5000/- per annum per employee and the Head of Department can grant honorarium upto Rs.2500/- per annum per employee. O.M. No.1711/9/85-Estt (Allowance) dated 23.12.1985 refers.

Encashment of Earned Leave on joining Central Government from PSUs - Dopt orders

Encashment of Earned Leave on joining Central Government from PSUs & vice versa
Sl. No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer 
1. Whether earned leave encashment allowed by the State Governments, PSUs, Autonomous Bodies to Govt. servant prior to his joining the Central Govt. is to be taken into account while calculating ceiling of leave encashment on his superannuation and retirement from Central Govt.?  Encashment of EL allowed by the State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies for services rendered therein need not be taken into account for calculating the ceiling of 300 days of Earned leave to be encashed as per CCS (Leave) Rules.

Dopt issued orders regarding the Leave Encashment alognwith LTC

Dopt issued orders  as FAQ regarding the Leave Encashment alognwith LTC. The main questions are clarified...
Whether encashment of leave is allowed after LTC is availed?
Whether encashment of leave with LTC can be availed at the time when the LTC is availed by the Government servant only or can leave be encashed at the time when LTC is availed by family members? 
Whether leave encashment should be revised on retrospective revision of pay/D.A? 
Whether encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave is admissible to industrial employees?

FAQ on General entitlement of leave - Dopt

No. 21011/08/2013-Estt(AL)  Government of India/Bharat Sarkar  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions  Department of Personnel & Training  *****  Establishment (Leave) Section 
General entitlement of leave 
Sl. No. / Frequently Asked Question / Answer  1. What is the maximum period of leave of any kind which can be allowed to a Government servant? What is the impact if such limit is exceeded?  No. Government servant shall be granted leave of any kind for a continuous period of 5 years {Rule 12(1))  Normally, absence from duty, with or without leave, for a continuous period exceeding 5 years other than on foreign service, implies that such Government servant has deemed to have resigned from Government service. {Rule 12(2))

FAQ on Special Allowance for child care for women with disability

Department of Personnel and Training issued clarification orders on special allowance for child care for women with disability as Frequently Asked Questions...

Special Allowance for child care for women with disability 

Sl. No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer

1. Whether the women employees with disabilities are entitled for special allowance for child care at double the rates for multiple births at the time of first child birth? 
No. In case of multiple births at the time of first child birth, the woman employee shall not be entitled to this allowance at double the rates for multiple births.

Child Care Leave to women employees of Public Sector undertakings - Dopt

Department of Personnel and Training has issued clarification order from time to time pertaining to all subjects for Central Government employees, the recent order clarified in the respect of Child Care Leave to women employees of Public Sector Undertakings...
Child Care Leave 
Sl. No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer 
1. Whether women employees of Public Sector undertakings/ Bodies etc. are entitled to CCL?  Orders issued by DOPT are not automatically applicable to the employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies, Banks, etc. It is for the PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies to decide the applicability of the rules/instructions issued for the central Government employees to their employees in consultation with their Administrative Ministries.

Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave

How is a child defined for the purpose of grant of Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave - Dopt clarified for this question in recent orders...

Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave 

Sl. No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer

1. How is a child defined for the purpose of grant of Paternity Leave for Child Adoption/Child Adoption Leave?

FAQ on Study Leave - Dopt Orders

Dopt has issued orders as FAQ regarding the subject of Study Leave...
Study Leave
SI. No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer 
1. What is the maximum amount of study leave which can be availed? The maximum amount of study leave for other than CHS officers is restricted to twenty four months during the entire service period and ordinarily it can be allowed for upto twelve months at a time. (Rule 51(1)}. For CHS officers the ceiling is for 36 months for acquiring PG qualifications. (Rule 51(2)}.

Dopt clarification on Commuted Leave

Dopt clarification on Commuted Leave 


SI.No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer

1. Whether commuted leave is admissible based on medical certificates of Hospitals/Medical Practitioner approved by approved by the employer of the spouse in cases where the concerned employee has been allowed to avail such facilities from the employer of the spouse?

Leave Encashment on Suspension/Dismissal/Removal - Dopt Clarification Orders

Leave Encashment on Suspension/Dismissal/Removal
Sl.No. /  Frequently asked Questions / Answer 
1. Whether leave encashment can be sanctioned to a Govt. servant on his superannuation while under suspension? Leave encashment may be allowed in such cases. However, Rule 39(3) of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 allows withholding of leave encashment in the case of a Govt. servant who retires from service on attaining the age of superannuation while under suspension or while disciplinary or criminal proceedings are pending against him, if in view of the authority there is a possibility of some money becoming recoverable from him on conclusion of the proceedings against him. On conclusion of the proceedings he/she will become eligible to the amount so withheld after adjustment of Government dues, if any.

Recommendation of Department Relates Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment

Parliament Committee Matter Immediate
No.41013/1/2013-Estt. (D) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi Dated: the 25th March, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Recommendation of Department Relates Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment - reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to para 9.3 of the 23rd Report on Government Policy on Compassionate Ground given by Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, Rajya Sabha. The Committee inter-alia recommended as under:

Consolidated instructions relating to action warranted against Government servants remaining away from duty without authorisation / grant of leave — Rule position

No. 13026/3/2012-Estt (Leave) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, the 28th March, 2013.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Consolidated instructions relating to action warranted against Government servants remaining away from duty without authorisation / grant of leave — Rule position.
The undersigned is directed to say that various references are being received from Ministries/Departments seeking advice/post facto regularisation of unauthorised absence. It has been observed that due seriousness is not being accorded by the administrative authorities to the various rule provisions inter alia under the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, for taking immediate and appropriate action against Government servants staying away from duty without prior sanction of leave or overstaying the periods of sanctioned leave. It is reiterated  that such absence is unauthorised and warrants prompt and stringent action as per rules. It has been obse…

Expected DA from July 2013 : AICPIN for the month of February 2013

Expected DA from July 2013 : AICPIN for the month of February 2013
The Labour Bureau has published the latest analysis of the All India Consumer Price Index (CPI-IW) for the month of February 2013. According to the fresh index data, the price index points raised to 223 from the existing level of 221. The next index of CPI-IW for the month of March, 2013 will be released on Tuesday, 30 April, 2013.

Setting up of 7th CPC and the withdrawal of PFRDA Bill - Joint Circular letter issued by three organizations - AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation

Setting up of the 7th CPC and the withdrawal of the PFRDA Bill - Joint Circular letter issued by the three organizations -  AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation.
Confederation Secretary General has published detailed report of ‘Joint Committee’ of three federations to project important demands of Central Government employees. The contents of the report has been reproduced and given below for your information…

Dopt Clarification Orders on Children Education Allowance as FAQ

Dopt Clarification Orders on Children Education Allowance as FAQ
Department of Personnel and Training has instructed to competant authorities of all Deaprtments/Ministries of Central Government from time to time regarding in the subject of recruitment, regulation of service conditions, posting/transfers, deputation of personnel as well as other related issues. By this way, an important clarification orders issued by this deparment about the scheme of 'Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy'. This order contents lot of doubts and clarifications which are all questioned by the employees of Central Government in the post. It is provided as FAQ (Frequetnly Asked Questions), they have prepared nearly fifteen important questions and their answers is given in the order. It is defnitley to help to clarify for both Department authorities and employees.
The main issues are being clarified in this order such as, Permissible to third child, Same class twice, Frontloading of entir…

Sanction and Existing Strength of SC, ST and OBC Employees

Sanction and Existing Strength of SC, ST and OBC Employees in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment...
A question has been raised by the Member of Parliament Shri.Ramsinhbhai Patalbhai Rathwa in Lok Sabha on 5th March, 2013 pertaining to that the total sanctioned strength and existing strength of SC / ST and OBC category employees working in Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Shri.P.Balram Naik, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment  has given written reply for this question as follows...

Implementation of SC decision for amending Rules of Promotion - Copy of OM No.1/9/69-Estt.(SCT) Dated 26th March, 1970

Implementation of SC decision for amending Rules of Promotion - Copy of OM No.1/9/69-Estt.(SCT) Dated 26th March, 1970
The below information was given by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievacnes and Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 21st March, 2013 regarding the matter of the implementation of SC decision for amending Rules of Promotion. The important office memorandum, which was published by the Home Affairs on 26.3.1970 is reproduced and given for your ready reference...

Enhancement of Remuneration of ECHS Contractual Staff

Enhancement of Remuneration of ECHS Contractual Staff

No. 22D(50)/07//US(WE)/D(Res) Government of India Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
Dated, 5th February. 2013
To.,
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff

CORRIGENDUM
Sir, I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to the following amendments in Para 2 and Para 3 of GoI MoD letter No. 22D(50)2007/US(WE)/D(Res) dated 30 Jul 2009.
2. Para 2 to read as follows:
Ser No.CategoryFORREAD Contractual Fees (Per Month)Contractual Fees (Per Month)1. Medical Officer Rs. 25,000/- Rs.46,000/- 2. Specialist (Medical Speciallst & Gynaecologist) Rs. 35,000/- Rs. 55,000/- 3.Dental Officer Rs. 25,000/-Rs. 46,000/- 4. Officer-in-Charge Polyclinic Rs. 25,000/- Rs. 46,000/-5. Nursing Assistant (Nurse)Rs.10,000/-Rs. 15,000/-6. Nursing Assistant (General)Rs. 9,500/- Rs. 15,000/- 7. Nursing Assistant (X-Ray Assistant / Radiographer) Rs. 10,000/- Rs. 15.000/-8. Nursing Assistant (Phys…

Grant of Ex-servicemen status to recruits boarded out on Medical grounds with disability pension

No. 12(I)2005/D (Res-I) Government of India Ministry of Defence Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare D (Res-I)
New Delhi, the 18th March, 2013.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Grant of Ex-servicemen status to recruits boarded out on Medical grounds with disability pension.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Office Memorandum of even number dated 01.02.2006 wherein with the approval of Raksha Mantri it was decided that such recruits who were boarded out /released on medical grounds and granted medical/disability pension will also be covered under the category of ‘Ex servicemen’ for all practical purposes. Reference is also invited to DOP&T Notification No.G.S.R.757 (E) dated 04.10.2012 (published in the Official Gazette on 10.10.2012) wherein ex-recruits boarded out or relieved on medical grounds and granted medical disability pension have been given the status of Ex-servicemen. It has been reported that some Rajya Sainik Boards are not issuing Ex-servicemen cards to such ex-recruits as…

'Pensioners' Portal' Website - 17 Lakh Hits Received

Web Based Pensioner Portal to Facilitate Grievance Redressal of Pensioners, 17 Lakh Hits Received on the Portal
The Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has developed a web-based 'Pensioners' Portal', under the National e-Governance Plan for dissemination of pension related information as well as registration of pensioners' grievances online. Addressing the media during the National Editors Conference in the Capital, Mr. V. Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office stated that welfare of pensioners and their families is of utmost concern for the Government. The department has on date received 56836  pension grievances and Redressed 38822 cases. More than 17 lakh hits have been received on the pensioner portal.

KVS Orders 2013 : Surrender of CGHS Cards - reg.

KV Sangathan Orders : "Central Government servants would be allowed to avail of CGHS facilities at the old station for a maximum period six months from the date of transfer of the Government servant to the non-CGHS area and that the government servant should make advance payment of the monthly CGHS contribution to his old office for a maximum period of six months"...
KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN 18, Institutional Area, S.J. Marg, New Delhi - 110602.
F.No.11086/3/2011/KVS/HQ[Admn.II] / 747
Date  : 23.07.2012 / 20.03.2013
The Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan All Regional Offices, ZIETs.
Sub :- Surrender of CGHS Cards - reg.
Sir/Madam, With reference to the subject cited above it has been observed that employees of KVS on their transfer/promotion/deputation to another establishment of KVS/KVs & other Deptts. under non-entitled category of CGHS are not surrendering CGHS cards timely for cancellation.

KVS Orders 2013 : Appointment of Teachers on Contractual Basis in KV Schools reg.

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ) 18, Institutional Area, S.J. Marg, New Delhi - 110016.
F.No.11029/39/2011/KVS/HQ/Acad
Date  : 21.03.13
To The Deputy Commissioner Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan All Regions
Subject: Appointment of Teachers on Contractual Basis - reg.
Sir/Madam, The Board of Governers of KVS in its 94th meeting held on 28.12.2012 has approved the recommendation of the Finance committee about the changes in the terms and conditions of appointment of teachers on contract in Kendriya Vidyalayas. The same is stated below for your information and needful compliance.
1.A contractual teacher who has served in a KV in a year may be considered in subsequent year(s) by the Selection Committee for a fresh appointment as Contractual teachers by following due procedure. Consolidated remuneration to be paid to different categories of teachers appointed on contract basis is appended as Annexure-I.
2. Consokidated payment on monthly basis may be made to the contractual teachers for the d…

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

No.13/7/2011-CS.II(B) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Department of Personnel and Training
3rd Floor Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003 Dated : the 22nd March, 2013
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 this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 12.12.2012 and subsequent reminder dated 18.03.2013 by which all the CSCS Cadre Units were requested to furnish the vacancy position for Lower Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for Group ‘C’ Staff 2013, (Grade Pay of Rs.1800) to this Department in the prescribed proforma. The requisite information has not been received so far from majority of the Cadre Units.

Launching of Electronic Indian Postal Order - Dopt order

No. 1/44/2009-IR  Government of India  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions  Department of Personnel & Training North Block, New Delhi Dated the 22th March, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject :  Electronic Indian Postal Order — launching of.
On the initiative of Department of Personnel and Training, Department of Posts has launched a service called "elPO (Electronic Indian Postal Order) w.e.f. 22.03.2013. This is a facility to purchase an Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee on-line through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in . As per RTI Rules, 2012, fees may be paid by electronic means, if facility for receiving fees through electronic means is available with the public authority.

Nomination of Personal Assistant/Private Secretaries (Ad-hoc) for appointment to the Private Secretary Grade of CSSS

No.4/2/201 2-CS-II(A)  Government of India  Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions  Department of Personnel and Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak ßhavan,  New Delhi – 110003 Dated : 21st March, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Nomination of Personal Assistant/Private Secretaries (Ad-hoc) for appointment to the Private Secretary Grade of CSSS for the Select List year 2010 (extended) on regular basis under the zoning scheme for Seniority Quota — reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 23.11.2012 and subsequent reminder dated 07.02.2013 on the above mentioned subject and to say that cadre units were requested to furnish the recommendations of the DPC, along with vigilance clearance of all the eligible PAs of Select list year 2003 to 2005 belonging to SC category, in the prescribed proforma. However, despite a lapse of considerable time, the DPC recommendations in respect of some of the officers (list enclosed) are yet to be furnished by the cadre…

Engineering Services Examination, 2012

Engineering Services Examination, 2012 
The UPSC has announced the results of the written part of the Engineering Services Examination, 2012 held by U.P.S.C. in June, 2012, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Interview/ Personality Test:
2. The candidature of these candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all respects.  The candidates would be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims relating to age, educational qualifications, community, physical disability etc. at the time of the Personality Test.  They are, therefore, advised to keep their certificates ready and check before hand the requirement of certificates in accordance with the important instructions before appearance in the PT boards available on the website of the Commission.
3. In accordance with the Rules of examination all these candidates are required to fill up the Detailed Application Form (DAF), which is available on the Com…

National Mission on Teachers and Training to be Launched to Improve Quality of Teachers and Teaching

National Mission on Teachers and Training to be Launched to Improve Quality of Teachers and Teaching 
The Minister of Human Resource Development, Dr. M.M. Pallam Raju today said that a National Mission on Teachers and Training will be launched which will lay down a roadmap to improve the quality of teachers and teaching thereby improving the educational delivery and learning outcomes in higher education institutions and added that a sum of Rs 100 crore has been provided in Annual Plan 2013-14.

Procurement of Medicines Under CGHS

Procurement of Medicines Under CGHS
Conventional budgeting system is adopted for anticipating demand and planning procurement of medicines and stores for different systems of medicine under CGHS. Demand is ascertained on the basis of past experience of consumption of different medicines and source of supply is selected as per predetermined policy which inter alia includes direct procurement from manufacturers through a tender process. Proprietary medicines are procured from manufacturer /suppliers under rate contracts. Allopathic medicines are procured through Medical Stores Organization (MSO) and Medical Stores Depot (MSD), CGHS. Medicines are also procured through Authorized Local Chemists in case of non-availability of prescribed medicines in CGHS stores.

Feasible Proposed Designation for Chargeman and JWM in Ordnance Establishments

OFB Letters : Ordnance Factory Board has sent a letter to all Federations and Associations about the consideration for re-naming of Chargeman and Junior Works Mangers cadres, the letter has been published by the General Secretary of INDWF and we are reproduced here for your ready reference...
No.100/MISC/Renaming/A/NG Government of India Ministry of Defence Ordnance Factory Board 10-A, SK Bose Road Kokkata-01
Dated : 08-11-2012
To,
The General Secretary
Indian Ordnance Factories Gazetted Officers Association.
All India Association of Non-Gazetted Officers.
National Defence Non-Gazetted Staff Association.
All India Defence Employees Federation
Indian National Defence Workers Federation
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh.

Sub:- Views on the Proposal for re-naming of Chargeman & JWM-Requirement of.

Ref:- OFB letter No. 100/MISC/Renaming/A/NG dated 08-08-2012.

This is with reference to the above-quoted, The comments/remarks/suggestions as received from various Associations/Federations in …

Additional DA for Central Government Employees and Pensioners from Jan 2013 – Delays in getting cabinet approval..!

Additional DA for Central Government Employees and Pensioners from Jan 2013 – Delays in getting cabinet approval..!

All Central Government employees and Pensioners are expecting the announcement of additional Dearness allowance from Union Government.

Today obliviously, Cabinet will declare the enhancement of the Dearness allowance by 8% from Jan 2013 to all Central Government Staff and Pensioners, unfortunately there is no information about the meeting and the agenda yet..!

Permission to the Female Employees for lactating the child

OFB Orders 2013 : Permission to the Female Employees for lactating the child.                                            
Instruction No.3351/A/A
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF DEFENCE ORDNANCE FACTORY BOARD "AYUDH BHAVAN" 10-A, Shaheed khudiram Bose Road KOLKATA - 700001
Dated : 28.2.2013
No.265/Maternity /A/A
To 1) All Sr.General Managers/General Managers of Ordnance & Ordnance Equipment Factories, 2) The Sr.Principal Director, NADP, Ambajhari, Nagpur 3) All RMCs, RCSs and OFILs 4) The DDG/Coord, OFB, New Delhi Office 5) The DDG/Mumbai Office, Mumbai 6) The Princial Director, OFRB, Ambajhari 7) The DDG/HQrs, O.F.Board, Kolkata
Sub : Permission to the Female Employees for lactating the child.
Attention of all OFs is drawn to the provisions contained in Section 11 of the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 which states as follows:

Cash Assistance to Pregnant and Lactating Women

Cash Assistance to Pregnant and Lactating Women
The Government of India in the Ministry of Women & Child Development is implementing a centrally sponsored scheme namely, Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY), Conditional Maternity Benefit (CMB) for pregnant and lactating (P & L) women to improve their health & nutrition status to better enabling environment by providing cash incentives to pregnant and nursing mothers. It is being implemented using the platform of ICDS.

Clarification Orders on the payment of terminal benefits and leave salary to MCM in Ordnance Establishments

Clarification Orders from PCAFYs on the payment of terminal benefits and leave salary to MCM (Master Craftsman) employees working in Ordnance Establishments regarding...
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS,)  10 – A. S.K.Bose Road, KOLKATA – 700001.
No: Pay/Tech-II/04/2013/01                                                                   
Date: 01/01/2013
Sub :- Restructuring of cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishment in modification of recommendation of 6th CPC- clarification regarding
While implementing this office earlier circular, as issued vide this office even No. dated 05.12.2012, one of our Br. AOs has raised the following doubts for clarification:-

CGHS Orders 2013 : Clarification regarding CD regard for Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty for CGHS beneficiaries

F.No.S-11045/13/2013/HEC/CGHS (P)  Government of India  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare  Department of Health and Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan  New Delhi 110 108 dated the 4th March, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Clarification regarding CD regard for Coronary Angiography and Coronary Angioplasty for CGHS beneficiaries.

Enhancement of Fees for Kendriya Vidyalayas

Enhancement of Fees for Kendriya Vidyalayas
The scheme of Kendriya Vidyalayas was approved in November, 1962 by the Govt. of India to provide uninterrupted education to the wards of transferable Central Government employees. Starting with the taking over of 20 Regimental Schools as Central Schools or Kendriya Vidyalayas during the academic year 1963-64 the Schools have now expanded to a network of 1087 schools all over the country and 3 schools abroad. This phenomenal growth is mainly due to the quality education provided by Kendriya Vidyalayas and ceaseless efforts put in by the employees of KVS. On 15th December, 1965 KVS was registered as a society under the Societies Registration Act. KVS is functioning under the Ministry of Human Resource Development and is financed by Government of India.

Revision of Computer Fund and VVN Contribution w.e.f. 1-4-2013

Revision of Computer Fund and Vidyalaya Vikas Nidh (VVN) Contribution w.e.f. 1-4-2013
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18, Institutional Area Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi-16
F.110240/04/2013/KVS (Budget)
Dated: 19-03-2013 The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices.

Subject: Revision of Computer Fund and VVN Contribution w.e.f. 1-4-2013

Madam/Sir, I am to invite your attention to the subject cited above and to state that a proposal for enhancement of Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi and Computer Fund was placed before the 94th meeting of BOG of KVS held on 28th December 2012. Further as per the directions of Board the matter was placed before the Hon’ble HRM & Chairman of KVS for his kind approval. The Hon’ble HRM & Chairman of KVS has approved the proposed enhancement of fees viz Computer fund and VVN contribution as per the details given below:-

Opening of CBEC Offices during the Last Week of March, 2013

Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Finance 
19-March-2013 17:57 IST
Opening of Offices during the Last Week of March, 2013. 

Central Board of Excise and Customs (CBEC) has decided to keep open its field formation offices on 29th, 30th & 31st March 2013 as a trade facilitation measure and as part of revenue collection exercise. All the field formations have also been directed to issue trade notices for the information of the trade.

State-wise educational loan outstanding of Public Sector Banks

State-wise educational loan outstanding of Public Sector Banks

The Government receives suggestions and representations highlighting the requirements of students in availing education loans, under the Model Educational Loan Scheme of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA). These are forwarded to Banks for corrective action.

Keeping in view the needs of the students and suggestions received from the stakeholders the Scheme is modified by Indian Banks Association (IBA) from time to time. The last such revision was made in September, 2012.

Impacts of two days Banks Strike on 20th & 21st Feb, 2013

Impacts of two days Banks Strike on 20th & 21st Feb, 2013
While answering to a question regarding the strike on 20 and 21 Feb 2013 in the Parliament, Minister Namo Narain Meena said that 'It is not possible to quantify the loss of business, however, the inconvenience caused to the public was minimized with the functioning of the ATMs and internet banking'...
"United Forum of Bank Unions (UFBUs) gave a notice of strike for two days on 20th & 21st February, 2013 on the following issues and demands: 

Public Sector Bank Employees Pension Scheme

Public Sector Bank Employees Pension Scheme
Public Sector Bank(PSB) employees pension scheme : Public Sector Banks employees, who have joined on or after 1.4.2010 are covered under New Pension Scheme (NPS) and , the employees of State Bank of India, who have joined on or after 1.8.2010 are covered under New Pension Scheme (NPS).
The below detailed information was presented as a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha by the Minister of State for Finance Shri.Namo Narain Meena on 8.3.2013. 

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 with illustration

No.38/6/2010-P&PW(A)Pt.) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan Khan Market, New Delhi New Delhi, the 18th March, 2013
Office Memorandum
Sub :- Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule 69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission, orders for revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners w.e.f. 1.1.2006 have been issued on 1.9.2008.
The following categories of pensioners were entitled to provisional pension as in the pre 2006 pay-scale:-

Special scheme for martyrs in Operation Vijay (Kargil)

Special scheme in the year 1999 for allotment of 500 retail outlets of petroleum products to widows/next of kin of martyrs in Operation Vijay (Kargil). Press Information Bureau  Government of India  Ministry of Defence
18-March-2013 14:41 IST
Kargil Martyrs
The Government had introduced a special scheme in the year 1999 for allotment of 500 retail outlets of petroleum products to widows/next of kin of martyrs in Operation Vijay (Kargil). Out of the 500 earmarked for allotment only 446 candidates were found to be eligible and willing. Accordingly, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas has commissioned 446 petrol pumps/gas agencies, out of which 303 are petrol pumps and 143 are gas agencies.

7th CPC News : Central Minister in favour of seventh pay commission

7th CPC News : Central Minister in favour of seventh pay commission
Ajay Maken backs cry for seventh pay panel
New Delhi : With a little over a year to go before the next general election, the demand for a Seventh Pay Commission has started to gather momentum. Union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister Ajay Maken has taken the lead in endorsing the Central government employees' request for setting up of the new pay panel, citing the erosion of real wages due to high inflation since implementation of the Sixth Pay Commission's recommendations.

Inclusion / Deletion in the list of existing Hard / Very Hard stations - KVS Orders 2013

KEDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN 18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi - 110 016.
F.11-19/2004-KVS/(Admn-1) Dated : 06.03.2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
SUB:- Inclusion / Deletion in the list of existing  Hard / Very Hard stations - Notified vide this Office Memorandum of even number dated 10.10.2011.
In accordance with the decision taken by the Board of Governors, KVS in its 94th meeting held on 2612.2012 as circulated vide KVS (HQ) circular No.F.11019/9/2012-KVS(Admn-II) dated 11.01.2013 the Board has approved the inclusion/deletion in the list of existing hard/very hard stations notified vide this office memorandum of even No. dated 10.10.2011 and has come into force with effect from 28.12.2012.

No ban on recruitment in Central Government

No ban on recruitment in Central Government
"There is no ban on recruitment in Central Government" said Minister of Dopt.
In Lok Sabha while answering to a question, Minister V.Narayanasamy said that there is no ban on recruitment in Central Government and the respective Ministries /Departments concerned are required to fill up the vacancies within the framework of existing instructions/rules keeping in view functional requirement of the posts.

New procedures/forms for filling Income Tax returns

New ITR Filing Procedure 
The Government proposes to introduce new procedures/forms for filling Income Tax returns. Every year government notifies forms for filing of income-tax returns after incorporating the changes brought out by the Finance Act of the previous year and the suggestions received from stakeholders. The new forms for filing of income tax returns for the assessment year 2013-14 are proposed to be notified by the end of March, 2013.

All India strike by trade unions

All India strike by trade unions
In Rajya Sabha Minister mallikarjun Kharge submitted a statement on 13th March, 2013 regarding the all India strike by Central Trade Unions as follows...
"Government was aware of the two days all India Strike by different trade unions on February 20 and 21, 2013. A meeting was convened by Union Minister of Labour & Employment with the representatives of Central Trade Unions (CTUs) on 13th February, 2013 to discuss the charter of demands. The demands of CTUs were discussed at length.

All India Conference of CAT to be held Tomorrow

All India Conference of CAT to be held Tomorrow 
The All India conference of the Central Administrative Tribunal will be held here tomorrow. Mr. Justice Altamas Kabir, Chief Justice of India will be the Chief Guest. Dr. Ashwani Kumar, Union Minister for Law and Justice will preside and Shri V. Narayanasamy. Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions will be the special Guest. In the afternoon session, Third Rajiv Gandhi Lecture on Administrative Law will be delivered by Dr. G. Mohan Gopal, Director, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Contemporary Studies. This would be followed by in house discussion and the session would be chaired by Chairman. CAT, Mr. Justice Syed Rafat Alam. 

New Norms for Life Insurance Products

Norms for LIC Products 
The Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA) has informed that two regulations have been framed, namely, (i) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Linked Insurance Products) Regulations 2013 dated 18.02.2013 and (ii) Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (Non- Linked Insurance Products) Regulations 2013 dated 18.02.2013 to make life insurance products user friendly.

Combined Section Officers /Stenographers (Gr.’B'/Gr.l) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2009, 2010 and 2011

Dopt orders 2013 : Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B'/Gr.l) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2009, 2010 and 2011


No.6/1/2013-CS-I(S)  Government of India  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions  Department of Personnel and Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,  New Delhi, dated the 14th March, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B'/Gr.l) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2009, 2010 and 2011
Attention is invited to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 25th February, 2013 on the subject cited above vide which all the cadre unit were requested to initiate advance action for completion of ACRs/APARS in respect of all the candidates who have appeared in LDCE 2009, 2010 and 2011 conducted by UPSC during December, 2012 so that result may be declared in a compressed time schedule.

Empanelled Private Hospitals under CGHS in Delhi

Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Health and Family Welfare 
15-March-2013 13:05 IST
CGHS Empanelled Hospitals
Some private hospitals in Delhi NCR are no longer on the list of CGHS empanelled private hospitals. The details are as under:
1.The following hospitals have opted not to renew their empanelment with CGHS after completion of two years of empanelment. Accordingly they have been removed from CGHS panel w.e.f. 13.02.2013: (i) Escort’s Heart Institute & Research Centre, New Delhi (ii)Max Super Specialty Hospital, New Delhi

Proposal to Amend Railway Protection Force Act

Proposal to Amend Railway Protection Force Act 
A proposal to amend the Railway Protection Force (RPF) Act, 1957, has been approved by the Ministry of Railways. The proposal seeks to achieve the objective of replacing the presently prevailing three tier security system of RPF, Government Railway Police (GRP) and District Police with a two tier security system of RPF and District Police over Railways. The Ministries of Home Affairs and Law & Justice have already approved the above proposal. Matter has been forwarded to the States for soliciting their opinion on the above proposal.

Train Travel Concession for Disabled Persons

Train Travel Concession for Disabled Persons 
Indian Railways grant concession to four categories of disabled persons in extreme cases i.e. (i) Orthopedically Handicapped/Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort (ii) Mentally Retarded persons who cannot travel without escort (iii) Completely Blind persons travelling alone or with escort and (iv) Totally Deaf and Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with escort. One escort is also granted same concession. Concessions are granted at stations on surrendering the copy of prescribed disability certificate.

Definition of Government Servant

Definition of Government Servant
Definition of Government servant and who are included in it..?
Some questions related to the above topic has been raised in the Rajya Sabha by the Hon'ble Member Shrimati Gundu Sudharani on 14th March, 2013. The concerned Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy has submitted the answer in a written form as follows...

Railway Board Orders on MACP - Granting 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme - Clarification regarding

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (Railway Baord)
No.PC-V/2009/ACP/20/CLW New Delhi, dated 05.03.2013 The General Manager (P) Chittranjan Locomotive Works CHITTARANJAN
Sub:- Granting 3rd financial upgradation under MACP Scheme - Clarification regarding.
Ref:- CLW’s letter No.CMA/Ruling/453, dated 19-02-2013.
With reference to CLW’s above cited letter, it is stated that Board’s letter dt. 13-12-2012 has been issued as a sequel to the instructions contained in para-8 of Annexure to Board’s policy instruction on MACPS dt 10-06-09 (RBE No.101/2009) and therefore has to be viewed in context thereof only. Further, while implementing MACP Scheme these instructions i.e. para-8 of Annexure to Board’s instruction dt. 10-06-09 and Board’s letter dt. 13-12-2012 has to be seen in light of the cadre structure/hierarchy of progression that has emerged as a result of implementation of 6th  pay structure.

Comparison in the returns between EPF and NPS

Comparison in the returns between Employees Provident Fund and New Pension Scheme
Returns on EPFO fund is difficult to compare with return on other Pension Schemes like New Pension Scheme.
With an important message, a written reply was submitted in Lok Sabha 4th March, 2013 by the Minister of State for Labour and Employment Shri. Kodikunnil Suresh about the returns on NPS as follows...

IT Department Urges Taxpayers to Pay all Self- Assessment Tax Dues by 31ST March

IT Department Urges Taxpayers to Pay all Self- Assessment Tax Dues by 31ST March 
The Income-tax Act requires that the tax payable on the returned income after taking into account prepaid taxes, should be paid before furnishing the return. An analysis of returns filed electronically in the current Financial Year (2012-13) reveals that nearly 73,388 taxpayers have defaulted on such payments aggregating to Rs. 3,859 crore.

Guidelines for New Mobile Connections

Guidelines for New Mobile Connections 
Department of Telecom (DoT) has issued revised instructions to Cellular Mobile Telephone Service and Unified Access Services Licensees vide letter dated 09.08.2012 on verification of Mobile Subscribers after review of existing instructions. New instructions are aimed at improving customer verification compliance. These instructions inter-alia prescribe the following:

Shortage of Houses for Government Employees

Shortage of Houses for Government Employees
Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Kamal Nath has said that there is shortage of accommodation for Central Government employees in cities like, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.  The position is comfortable at other stations.
He said in a reply to a question in Lok Sabha today that the following initiatives have been taken to increase availability of houses:-

No increase in Tuition Fee in KV Schools - Proposal to enhance VVN

No increase in Tuition Fee in KV Schools - Proposal to enhance VVN

The Minister of State for Human Resource Development Shri.Shashi Tharoor stated in the Parliament that there is no proposal to increase the tuition fee in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs). However, there is a proposal to enhance the Vidyalaya Vikas Nidhi (VVN) contribution and the computer fund fee. 
He replied to some supplementary questions regarding this subject, ' A total of 73% of the students in the KVs are the wards of Government employees (Central Government, State Government, Central Autonomous Bodies and State Autonomous Bodies) and they are eligible for reimbursement upto Rs.1250/- per month for each child under the Children Education Allowance scheme of the Government of India. 
Pursuant to the implementation of the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) w.e.f. 1.4.2011, the students admitted under the provisions of the RTE Act are exempted from the payment of fees and provided …

Reservation in Promotion to Women Employees in Central Government services

Reservation in Promotion to Women Employees in Central Government services
Reservation in promotion or in services to women employees in Central Government services..?
The question has been raised by the member of Parliament Shri.Wakchaure Bhausabeb Rajaram, the concerned minister has replied that there is no proposal to give reservation to women in services or in promotion.

7th CPC News : SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION MUST BE SET UP FORTHWITH

7th CPC News : SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION MUST BE SET UP FORTHWITH 
The recent statement of the Minister concerned in the Parliament, that the Govt does not propose to set up the seventh Pay Commission at this stage is most unjustified and frustrating for the Govt employees. 
Fifth Pay Commission had recommended for a Pay Revision after every five years instead of the past practice to set it up after 10 to 13 years. But the Govt did not accept this recommendation. 
The Fifth Pay Commission also recommended for Merger of DA after it crossed 50%. Govt accepted the same and belatedly implemented it from April 2004.

Circular on replacing the existing facility of ‘Phased Withdrawal’ with ‘Deferred Withdrawal’

CIRCULAR
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
PFRDA/ 2013/ 6/ PDEX /5  March 11th, 2013
To, All POP’s, Aggregators, CRA, Central and State Governments,
Dear Sir/ Madam,
Sub: Circular on replacing the existing facility of ‘Phased Withdrawal’ with ‘Deferred Withdrawal’
Feedback is being received from various stakeholders that the subscribers be given a specific option to defer or time the entire lump sum withdrawal (max 60%) at the time of exit from National Pension System (NPS) rather than forcing them to choose a certain percentage (%) each and every year while choosing the existing ‘Phased withdrawal’ option, including the year in which they are exiting the system.

Employment News : Latest list of vacancies of Group wise and Category wise available in Railways

Employment News : Latest list of vacancies of Group wise and Category wise available in Railways

While answering to a question in Lok Sabha on 7.3.2013, Minister of State for Railways Shri.Kotla Jaya Surya Prakash Reddy submitted the current list of vacancies available in Indian Railways as Post and Category wise.

The total number of vacancies of Group ’C’ and erstwhile Group ’D’ including technical, non-technical in the Zonal Railways, Post-wise, Category-wise, as on 1.4.2012 is as under:-

List of Second Shift KV Schools in India

List of Second Shift KV Schools in India

The detailed list of KV Schools state wise, where second shift is functioning as on 28.2.2013.
The below information was submitted by the Minister of Human Resource Development Shri.M.M.Pallam Raju in Lok Sabha on 6.3.2013 in a written form to a question about the second shift running in KV Schools.
 Presently 49 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) in the country are running second shifts. The State/UT-wise details are given in Annexure-I.

IRCTC News : Train Passenger Fare Table - effect from 22.1.2013

IRCTC News : Train Passenger Fare Table - effect from 22.1.2013
EXPLANATORY NOTES  1. The fares will be same in case of all distances within that distance slab. 
2. Minimum distance for charge of 200 Km. in Sleeper Class will not be applicable in case of Sleeper coaches declared as unreserved coaches by Zonal Railways in notified trains and in specified sections. In such cases, actual fares as shown in the concerned column will be levied/charged. 
3. All fares notified in this Coaching Tariff are Base Fares. All other miscellaneous charges like Reservation Fee, Superfast Charge, Catering Charge, Service Tax etc. wherever applicable will be levied additionally.

Income Tax Refund : Interest on Income Tax refund amount due to delay

Income Tax Refund : Interest on Income Tax refund amount due to delay
The below information was said in a written reply to a question about interest paid on income tax refund amount due to delay in Lok Sabha by the Minister of State for Finance Shri.S.S.Palanimanickam on 1st March, 2013 as follows…
The Income Tax Act 1961, stipulates that refund to a taxpayer shall include interest on excess collection of taxes, as under:

Home Loan Interest Rates : Different rate of interest on home loans charged by banks...

Home Loan Interest Rates : Different rate of interest on home loans charged by banks...
Minister of State for Finance replied to a question in Lok Sabha on 22nd February 2013 regarding rate of interest on home loans being charged by various Scheduled Commercial Banks is given below...
Interest rates on advances have been de-regulated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The banks determined their actual lending rates on loans and advances with reference to their Base Rate and by including such other customer specific changes as considered appropriate.

PFRDA Publishes Investment Guidelines for Private Sector NPS

PFRDA Publishes Investment Guidelines for Private Sector NPS
INVESTMENT GUIDELINES FOR PRIVATE SECTOR NPS
1. Guidelines 1.1 The PF will manage the following separate schemes, each investing in a differentasset class, being: 1.1.1 Asset class E (equity market instruments) – (a)The investment by anNPS participant in this asset class would be subject to a cap of 50%. Thisasset class will be invested in shares of the companies which are listed in Bombay Stock Exchange or National Stock Exchange and on which derivatives are available or are part of BSE Sensex or Nifty Fifty Index.subject to restrictions outlined in Clause 2 below
(b)The permitted cap, as mentioned above, is expected to be maintained at that level at all points in time. However, the amount of funds invested in that asset class can differ from the specified cap by no more than 5% for purposes of portfolio balancing.

Rate of Pension to Sports Persons under “Scheme of Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons”

Pension to Sports Persons

The Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Youth Affairs & Sports Shri Jitendra Singh has said that there is already a Scheme titled “Scheme of Pension to Meritorious Sportspersons” under which medal winners in  Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games, Asian Games and World Cups/World Championships (in Olympic and Asian Games disciplines) and Para-Olympic Games, after they attain the age of 30 years or retire from active sports, whichever is later, are eligible for monthly pension at following rates:

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers
"Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 are being compiled and maintained by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment in respect of All-India and 78 constituent centres. The All-India Index for CPI-IW is a weighted average index of centres’ indices. These indices are compiled on monthly basis and are released on the last working day of the succeeding month".


CPI for Industrial Workers
The Labour Bureau compiles and maintains segment specific three different series of Index numbers viz. (i). Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers 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.
Besides, the Consumer Price Index encompassing the entire rural and urban population is compiled by the Central Statistics Office, Ministry of Statistics &Programme Implem…

Latest list of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) Depots in India

Latest list of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) Depots along with their location in India

CSD Depots

Performance Audit of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) was carried out by Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) in 2008-09. The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) selected the subject for examination and report. The Action Taken Notes (ATNs) on the recommendations of PAC have been submitted to PAC by this Ministry in October 2012.

Change of father’s name of students of Kendriya Vidyalayas - regarding.

Change of father’s name of students of Kendriya Vidyalayas - regarding.
KEDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ) 18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARG NEW DELHI-110016
FR.No.11029/20/2011-KVSHQ(Acad.)/6676 Dated 04/07.01.2013 The Deputy Commissioner Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Bhopal Region
Sub :- Change of father’s name of students of Kendriya Vidyalayas - regarding.
Madam, I am to refer to your letter No.F. 14044/6-15/2012-KVS/Bhopal/5931dated 12-09-2012 on the subject mentioned above and It is to Inform you that under law the biological father’s name cannot be changed till such time the said father allows or gives away the child in adoption under adoption laws.The biological mother cannot unilaterally allow her child to change the name to new person whom she will marry or has married. Under these circumstances, It is not legaIy permissible to change the name of biological father.