UPSC : Civil Services (Main) Examination,2017 - Declaration of Written Result

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Civil Services (Main) Examination,2017- declaration of Written Result

On the basis of the results of the Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017 held by the Union Public Service Commission from 28th October, 2017 to 3rd November, 2017, the candidates with the under mentioned Roll Numbers have qualified for Personality Test for selection to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and other Central Services (Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’).

Candidature of these candidates is provisional subject to their being found eligible in all respects. The candidates will be required to produce the original certificates in support of their claims pertaining to age, educational qualifications, community, physical handicap and other documents such as TA Form, etc. at the time of their Personality Test. The formats of SC/ST/OBC and PH certificates and TA Form, etc. can be downloaded from the website of the Commission. They are, therefore, advised to keep the said documents ready with them.

Personality Test of these candidates is likely to commence from 19th Feb, 2018. Personality Tests will be held in the Office of the Union Public Service Commission at Dholpur House, Shahjahan Road, New Delhi-110069. The e-Summon Letter of Personality Test of candidates being called for Interview may be downloaded from the Commission’s Website from 18th Jan, 2018. The candidates who are not able to download e-Summon Letter for Personality Test, should immediately contact the office of the Commission through letter or on Phone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125, 011-23098543 or Fax No. 011-23387310, 011-23384472. No paper Summon Letters will be issued for the Personality Test/Interview by the Commission. The date and time of Personality Test will not be intimated to the qualified candidates individually.

No request for change in the date and time of the Personality Test intimated to the candidates will be entertained.

At the time of filling up of Detailed Application Form (DAF), Cadre Preferences were not obtained from the candidates qualified for Civil Services (Main) Examination, 2017 and it was inter alia mentioned in Column 18 of DAF that the Revised Cadre Policy was under consideration in the Government (Department of Personnel & Training) for the All India Services. The Government has since issued the Cadre Allocation Policy on 05.09.2017, which is available on the DoP&T’s website. In accordance with this Revised Cadre Allocation Policy all the candidates, who have qualified for Personality Test (Interview), are requested to fill up the Addendum to DAF Online for submitting their Zones & Cadre Preferences. The Addendum to DAF will be made available on the Commission’s website from 16/01/2018 to 29/01/2018 (06:00 P.M.). Candidates are advised to visit the website of Department of Personnel & Training at the link for perusing the Cadre Allocation Policy-2017. They are also advised to go through the details of the Cadre Allocation Policy 2017 extremely carefully before submitting their preferences for Zones as well as Cadres there under. The preferences once opted and submitted cannot be modified or changed at a later stage. Therefore, the candidates are advised to exercise due diligence while filling up the preferences for Zones as well as Cadres there under. If a candidate fails to submit the Addendum to DAF by last date/time, it will be considered that the candidate has no preference to make for Zones & Cadres and no request shall be entertained in this regard.

No request for any type of change/modification of information already supplied in DAF would be entertained by the Commission. However, wherever necessary the candidates are advised to notify changes in their address/contact details only, if any, to the Commission immediately through letter, email ( or Fax at numbers indicated above within 7 days of publishing this Press Note.

All the qualified candidates are required to fill up the Attestation Form online and submit the same ONLINE which would be made available on the website of the Department of Personnel & Training from the 19th Feb, 2018 till the conclusion of Personality Test (Interview) on the link Therefore all candidates qualified for the Personality Test (Interview) are advised to fill it up online within the prescribed time limit. For any query / clarification regarding Attestation Form the candidates should contact Department of Personnel & Training on E-mail ID:,, or telephone nos. 011-23093683, 23092158, 23040335.

The marks sheets of candidates who have not qualified, will be put on the Commission’s Website within 15 days from the date of publication of the final result (after conducting Personality Test) and will remain available on the Website for a period of 60 days.

Trade unions are our eyes who brings the real facts before the law enforcing agencies- Gangwar

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Trade unions are our eyes who brings the real facts before the law enforcing agencies- Gangwar

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Union Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar inaugurated newly constructed auditorium of Directorate General of Mines Safety (DGMS) on the occasion of 117th Foundation Day of DGMS at Dhanbad today. He expressed his happiness that he visited the coal capital of India i.e. Dhanbad and understood the ground reality of mining by visiting the mines. He promised to visit mines at frequent intervals unlike the situation wherein no Minister has visited Dhanbad for past 17 yrs.

He informed that 44 Labour Laws have been compiled and only four Codes i.e. code on Wages, Code of Industrial relations, Code on Social security and Code on Working condition and occupational Health and Safety, have been framed for simplifying the complicated procedure.

On the occasion of Foundation Day Shri Gangwar informed the gathering that he visited the Underground & Opencast mine workings and understood the method of workings as well as the risk associated with it. He praised DGMS for keeping constant vigil on the hazardous process of mining and advising management to take safety measures for the benefit of persons working in the mine.

While replying to a query raised by various trade union leaders and Peoples representatives, relating to closure of Dhanbad–Chandrapura Rly line, he urged that the matter has been decided by a committee formed by HPCC and PMO is following it up. He categorically stated that wherever public safety is involved, no chance would be taken even if there is a risk of 0.1%.   

 Shri Gangwar met with mine workers, trade union representatives and mine officials to understand mining culture, mining methods, status of safety and the issues related to occupational health and safety matters prevailing in the mine yesterday. He also visited Moonidih Underground Coal Mine of M/s. Bharat Coking Coal Limited (BCCL) which is highly gassy and mechanized underground Coal Mine. He inaugurated “Bolter Miner Machine” which deals with coal cutting including roof bolting for roof support system in belowground workings. He interacted with contractor’s workers while inspecting belowground workings.

 While interacting with trade union representatives, Minister stated categorically that “trade unions are our eyes” who brings the real facts before the law enforcing agency for suitable action.

He expressed hope that DGMS will perform as a team and work hard for the noble purpose of saving human lives and succeed in our endeavourer.

Shri Ravindra Kumar Pandey and Shri Pashupati Nath Singh, Members of Parliament of Giridih and Dhanbad and Senior officials of the Ministry and DGMS accompanied him during the two day visit.

Annual Budget 2018 – Will income tax limit be raised to Rs. 3 or 5 lakhs?

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Budget 2018 – Will income tax limit be raised to Rs. 3 or 5 lakhs?

“The tax slab is expected to be raised in favour of government employees”
According to information available, the annual budget, to be presented by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on February 1, could have some sops for the middle-class families. 

Post the Seventh Pay Commission, most government servants now find themselves within the tax slab. For a number of years now, government servants have been demanding that the tax-exemption slab be raised to Rs. 5 lakhs. The current exemption stands at Rs. 2.5 lakhs. There is a five percent tax on the income in the Rs. 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs bracket.  

There are prevalent talks that the government could revise the slabs. This could come as a big boon for middle income groups, especially the salaried class who are suffering due to acute inflation. No changes were made in the tax slab last year, but the tax of 10 percent on the Rs. 2.5 lakhs to 5 lakhs slab was brought down to five percent. 

The budget, to be presented next month, is expected to reduce the tax on the Rs. 5 lakhs to Rs. 10 lakhs slab to 10 percent (it currently stands at 20 percent). This could spell huge relief to the salaried class. 

Similarly, the tax on the Rs. 10 lakhs to Rs. 20 lakhs slab could be reduced to 20 percent (currently stands at 30 percent). A tax of 30 percent is collected on the amount exceeding Rs. 20 lakhs. Tax rate on this slab is the lowest in India when compared to most other countries.

There is currently no exclusive tax slab for those earning between Rs. 10 lakhs and 20 lakhs, and those earning more than Rs. 10 lakhs automatically end up paying 30 percent in taxes. 

The income tax department could raise the tax slab in order to provide relief to the salaried class that continues to suffer from the rise in prices of essential commodities due to inflation. 

There are, however, some unconfirmed reports that claim that the tax slab is not likely to be raised to Rs. 5 lakhs. 

Current Income Tax Rates
Normal Rates of tax:
 Rates of tax for every individual, resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or
more but less than eighty years at any time during the financial year:
 In case of every individual being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years
or more at any time during the financial year:

Regulation of Pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 - comments regarding - Dopt Orders

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Regulation of Pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 - comments regarding

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the January 10, 2018

Subject: Regulation of Pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 - Comments regarding.
The Department intends to issue instructions on the above mentioned subject. Before the instructions in the Draft O.M. (Copy enclosed) are finalized, all stakeholders, Ministires/Departments are requested to offer their comments/views, if any, in this regard latest by 25th January, 2018 at the email address

(Nitin Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Fraud in linkage of Aadhaar with bank accounts and SIM cards

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Fraud in linkage of Aadhaar with bank accounts and SIM cards

The Department has received 20 complaintsof bank frauds involving Rs.7.65 lakhs connected with linking Aadhaar with bank accounts since 2015,as per details at Annexure.However, for customer protection, zero liability of a customer is assured vide Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI)circular dated 6th July, 2017in all cases of a third party breach where the deficiency lies neither with the bank nor with the customer but lies elsewhere in the system and the customer notifies the bank within three working days of receiving the communication from the bank regarding the unauthorized transaction.On being notified by the customer, the bank shall credit (shadow reversal) the amount involved in the unauthorized electronic transaction to the customer’s account within ten working days from the date of such notification by the customer.
Further, the guidelines inter-alia addresses the following areas for safeguarding the customers while handling the cases of unauthorized electronic banking transactions:

I. Strengthening of systems and procedures
II. Reporting of unauthorised transactions by customers to banks
III. Limited liability of a customer
IV. Reversal timeline for zero liability/ limited liability of customer
V. Board approved policy for customer protection
VI. Burden of proof on banks
VII. Reporting and monitoring requirements
(c): The Banks have their grievance redressal policy and internal Grievance Redressal Mechanism for resolution of grievances and customer complaints displayed on their respective websites. In case of alleged unauthorised transactions, the case is investigated and settled as per the Standard Operating Procedures (SOP). 

Out of 1.26 lakh overall grievances, 1.20 lakh have been disposed of during the period 1st January, 2017 to 28th December, 2017, leading to a settlement percentage of95%.

(d):In terms of amendments to provisions of Prevention of Money Laundering - (Maintenance of Records) Rules, 2005 issued vide Gazette Notification G.S.R 538(E) dated June 1, 2017, it is mandatory to obtain Aadhaar for linking all bank accounts, insurance, pension, mutual funds and SIM cardsfor individuals who are eligible to enrol for Aadhaar.

This was stated by the Minister Shri Nusain Dalwai in a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha on 2.1.2018.

Annual Immovable Property Returns IPR-2017 as on 31.12.2017 is due to be filed latest by 31.01.2018 - DoPT

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All the CSS/CSSS Officers to file the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2017


D.O No. 142/47/2015-AVD.I/D (Pt.)
5th January, 2018
Dear Sir/Madam,
All the Group ‘A’ officers of CSS/CSSS cadre are required to submit their annual Immovable Property Returns (IPRs) of the previous year, latest by 31 st January of the current year, as per Rule 18 of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. Accordingly IPR-2017 as on 31.12.2017 is due to be filed latest by 31.01.2018. 

2. In this context, CS Division vide their OM No. 26/01/2017-CS.I (PR/CMS) dated 21.12.2017 and 22.12.2017 has requested to all the CSS/CSSS Officers to file the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2017 (as on 31.12.2017) well in time, latest by 31.01.2018, through Web Based Cadre Management System only. 

3. It may please be noted that Vigilance Clearance to Group ‘A’ Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre for the purpose of (a) empanelment; (b) any deputation for which Vigilance Clearance is sought; (c) appointment to the post of sensitive post, assignments to training programmes (except mandatory training), is examined as per the guidelines contained in DOP&T OM No 11012/11/2007-Estt.A dated 27.09.2011. As per the guidelines, non submission of IPR-2017, as on 31.12.2017 latest by 31.01.2018 would invite denial of Vigilance Clearance to the Group ‘A’ Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre, during the year 2018. 

4. In view of the above, I would be grateful if necessary instruction in this regard is immediately issued to all Group ‘A’ Officers of CSS/CSSS cadre in your jurisdiction. 
With regards. 

Yours sincerely
(Devesh Chaturvedi) 


Pay fixation under FR 22(I)a(i) - Grant of one increment to MCM to CM under MAC

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Pay fixation benefit equal to one increment under FR 22(I)a(i) to the MCM (GP 4200) on promotion to the post of CM (GP 4200) and upgradation under MACP Scheme

Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts ( Fys)
10-A, S.K.Bose Road, Kolkata-700001

Date:- -01-2018
All CFA: (Fys)

Sub: - Pay fixation benefit equal to one increment under FR 22(I)a(i) to the MCM on promotion to the post of CM and upgradation under MACP Scheme.

Please find enclosed a copy of MOD ID No.50 (71)/2ol7-D(Estt/NG) dated 14/11/2017 regarding granting of benefit equal to one increment to the MCMs on their promotion to the post of CM. The letter is self explanatory. 

In case the ibid benefit was withheld, in any of your Branch Accounts Offices, due to want of clear directives from this HQrs office in this regard, the same may be expeditiously regulated now accordingly.

All Br. AOs under your jurisdiction may please be intimated accordingly.

PCA (Fys) has consulted.

Assistant Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

D(Estt/NG)/Sena Bhawan

Subject: Non implementation of the MOD ID No. 11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I)(PC-II) dated 06.07.2016 regarding pay fixation benefit in case of promotion from Master Craftsman to Chargeman(T).

Refer MoD ID No. 11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I)(PC-II) dated 24.08.2017 addressed to this section on the above mentioned subject, copy endorsed to OFB.

2. D(Civ-I)/MoD has forwarded OFB ID No. Per/I/Ol/CR/658/2017 dated 19.07.2017 and AIANGOS L/No.AlANGOs/CEHQ/FGK/17 dated 06.07.2017 and 09.08.2017 on the subject wherein it has been informed that PCA(FyS) Vide their UO. Note dated 09.06.2017, have not agreed to grant the benefit of pay fixation benefit in case of promotion from Master Craftsman to Chargeman(T) as communicated by D(Civ-I)/MoD dated 06.07.2016, till finalization of the revised SRO of MCM and Chargeman(Tech). CGDA, Delhi Cantt to whom the matter was referred by PCA(Fys) for a possible resolution has also confirmed that in the absence of revised Recruitment Rules, promotions to or from grades which were not present earlier, may not be considered as authorised under rules.

3. From the order dated 06.07.2016, it is learnt that the incumbents of the post of MCM (carrying Grade Pay Rs. 4200/-) on their promotion to the post of Chargeman (Grade Pay Rs. 4200/-) as per instructions on the MACP Scheme, are entitled to the pay fixation benefits at the time of grant of financial benefit under the MACP Scheme. This is more so in view of the fact that the provisions of the FR 22(l)(a)(1) are invoked in case of non-functional up-gradations wherein the individual remain in the same post but are granted the next higher grade pay in the promotional hierarchy. In this context, D(Civ-l) has informed that the order issued by MoD vide ID No. 11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I)(PC-II) dated 06.07.2016 related to the subject was issued after due consultation with DoP&T and Ministry of Finance.

4. In view of the above, OFB is requested to convey the above mentioned clarification to the PCA(Fys) so that it may allow the benefit equal to one increment as available on pay fixation under FR 22(i)(a)(1) to the MCM on their promotion to the post of Chargeman/Upgradation under the MACP Scheme.

5. Regarding advice related to amendment of the RRs of the posts of MCM and Chargeman, it is intimated that it is in the process in terms of restructuring order No. 11(5)/2009-D(Civ-I) dated 14.06.2010 wherein MCM Grade Pay was made equal to that of Chargeman.

6. The views of DoP&T and Ministry of Finance on the D(Civ-I)/MOD order dated 06.07.2016 have been arranged and the same are enclosed for better understanding of the case by the PCA(Fys).

(Amlan Das)
Under Secretary(NG)


CGHS Orders - Revoking of suspension of Krishna Super Specialty Hospital, Kanpur

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Revoking of suspension of empanelment in r/o M/s Krishna Super Specialty Hospital, 363 Harrisganj near tatmil Chauraha, Kanpur

Government of India
Central Government Health Scheme
Plot No.08-11, Ratanlal Nagar, Kanpur.
Dated: 29-12-2017
Officer Order

Sub: Revoking of suspension of empanelment in r/o M/s Krishna Super Specialty Hospital, 363 Harrisganj near tatmil Chauraha, Kanpur-reg.

On the basis of recommendation submitted by the review committee officers Dr. Chandra Bhushan CMO SAG, Dr. S.M.Shukla CMO NFSG & Dr. Akhilesh Kumar M.O., it has now been decided by the undersigned that suspension of M/s Krishna Super Specialty Hospital 363 Harisganj near tatmil chauraha Kanpur may be revoked in public interest w.e.f. 29-12-2017 to provide better quality & fair services to the beneficiaries of CGHS Kanpur on trial basis. The empanelment would be for all those facilities available in the Hospital and as per same terms and conditions on which it was empanelled prior to 27-07-2017.

(Dr. P.K.Pachouri)
Additional Director
CGHS, Kanpur.

Memorandum Regarding Implementation of MACPS w.e.f. 1.1.2006 as per judgment of Supreme Court - IRTSA

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Benefits of MACPS w.e.f.1.1.2006, since MACPS is a part of pay structure not as allowances as per Sixth CPC and as per judgment of Supreme Court - IRTSA
No:IRTSA/CHq/Memo RB/MACPS/2017-12
Date: 27-12-2017

Respected Sir, 
Sub: Benefits of MACPS w.e.f.1.1.2006, since MACPS is a part of pay structure not as allowances as per Sixth CPC and as per judgment of Supreme Court.

Ref: 1. Recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission para 6.1.15, 6.5.2 & 6.5.4
2. Ministry of Finance Resolution No.1/1/2008-I C, dated 29.8.2008
3. OM No. PC-V/2009/ACP/2 (RBE No.101 /2009) dated 10.06.2009 – Regarding Recommendations of Sixth CPC – Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for Railway Employees,
4. Ministry of Railways Notification RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008
5. Railway Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 20008, No. PC-VI/2008/I/RSRP/1 (RBE No:108/2008) dated 11.09.2008
6. Judgement of Supreme Court in Civil Appeal No.3744 of 2016 Dated 8-12-2017 (Copy attached).

1. We seek your kind intervention to urge upon the Government to please reconsider and revise the date of implementation of MACPS w.e.f 1.1.2006 (instead of 1-9-2008), since MACPS has been held by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, as a part of pay structure recommended by 6th CPC and not to be considered as allowance which were implemented from 1.9.2008.

2. 6th CPC in Para 6.1.15 (Annexure-I) of its report, had recommended Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS). As per the recommendations, financial upgradation was to be available in the next higher Grade Pay whenever an employee completed 12 years continuous service in the same grade. However, not more than two financial upgradations were to be given in the entire career. The Government had accepted the same with further modification to grant three financial upgradations under the MACPS at intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of continuous regular service. This Scheme was in supersession of previous ACP Scheme and clarifications were issued there under.

3. Sixth CPC Recommendations on Date of implementation:

a) Reg. Pay Structure: 6th CPC in para 6.5.2 & 6.5.4 (Annexure-II) of its report had recommended for implementation of revised scheme of pay bands and grade pay as on 1/1/2006 retrospectively

b) Reg. Allowances: 6th CPC had recommended for implementation of revised allowances to take effect prospectively.

c) Reg. MACPS: 6th CPC had recommended for implementation of MACPS retrospectively from 1-1-2006, as clear from the relevant Para reproduce below:

6.5.2. The Commission has devised the revised scheme of pay bands and grade pay on the basis of price index as on 1/1/2006. Consequently, the revised structure of pay bands and grade pay being recommended in this Report would need to be implemented from 1/1/2006. The Government will have to pay arrears of salary on account of fixation of pay in the revised pay bands and grade pay retrospectively with effect from 1/1/2006.

4. Ministry of Finance vide Gazette of India, Extraordinary Notification of Resolution No.1/1/2008-I C, dated 29.8.2008 had implemented revised pay w.e.f.1.1.2006. But it implemented MACPS and all allowances except DA w.e.f.1.9.2008. Relevant rules of finance ministry notification is attached as Annexure-III

5. Ministry of Railways also implemented revised pay w.e.f.1.1.2006 and all allowances except DA w.e.f.1.9.2008. Relevant part of RBE No. 103/2008 dated 04.09.2008 is attached as Annexure-IV

6. Railway Board implemented the revised rate of NPA effective from the date an employee drawing pay in the revised scale applicable to him in accordance with the provisions of the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, ie. w.e.f. 1.1.2006, vide its letter No. PC-V/2008/A/O/1(NPA) (RBE No. 122/2008) dated 22.9.2008. Relevant part of RSRP is attached as Annexure-V

7. It is very much evident that 6th CPC recommended MACPS as part of pay structure. Subsequent resolution issued by Finance Ministry, (relevant paras of resolution given in earlier paras of this memorandum) implemented revised pay w.e.f. 1.1.2006. All allowances except DA were implemented w.e.f.1.9.2008.

8. MACPS is a part of pay structure. But MACP order have been implemented w.e.f.1.9.2008, which is against the 6th CPC recommendations and Finance Ministry’s resolution.

9. Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Civil Appeal No.3744 of 2016 decided on 8-12-2017 (copy attached as Annexure-VI) had upheld the orders of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT) vide its order dated 21.05.2014 wherein it was held that the benefit of ACP granted to an employee is part of the pay structure which not only affects his pay but also his pension and, therefore, held that the ACP is not an allowance but a part of pay and will apply from 01.01.2006. The Court had further ordered and held that there can be no dispute that grant of ACP is part of the pay structure.

10. It is, therefore, requested that MACPS may please be implemented from 1.1.2006 since MACPS is part of pay structure – as recommended by 6th CPC and as held by the Apex Court.

Yours’ faithfully
Harchandan Singh, 
General Secretary/IRTSA


Turnover of Canteen Store Department (CSD)

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Turnover of Canteen Store Department (CSD)

Details of turnover made by the Army’s Canteen Store Department (CSD) canteen during the last three years

Turnover of CSD

Turnover of Canteen Stores Department (CSD) for the past 3 years is as under:
Turnover in Crores

No restriction has been put on entitlement of the beneficiary. However, instructions have been issued to Unit Run Canteens (URCs) for local restrictions on bulk purchases to prevent pilferages.

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