Monday, December 31, 2012

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

Expected DA from Jan 2013 : AICPIN for the month of November 2013
 
Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) November 2013 
 
The All-India CPI-IW for November, 2012 rose by 1 point and pegged at 218 (two hundred and eighteen). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.46 per cent between October and November compared with 0.51 per cent between the same two months a year ago.
 
The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from food items which increased by 0.86 per cent, contributing 1.01 percentage points to the total change. At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat Atta, Goat Meat, Milk, Onion, Potato, Tea (readymade), Snack Saltish, etc. The other items like Cooking Gas, Medicine (Allopathic), Bus Fare, Auto Rickshaw Fare, Flower/Flower Garlands, Tailoring Charges, etc. also put upward pressure in total change.
 
The largest downward contribution to the change in current index came from Pulses and Products with a decline of 0.38 per cent, contributing (-) 0.03 percentage points to the total change. However, at item level, vegetable & fruit items like Cauliflower, Radish, Palak, Brinjal and Orange put downward pressure on the index.
 
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 9.55 per cent for November, 2012 as compared to 9.60 per cent for the previous month and 9.34 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 10.85 per cent against 9.91 per cent of the previous month and 7.61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
 
At centre level, Mysore recorded the largest increase of 7 points followed by Vijaywada (6 points) and Guntur, Tiruchirapally, Coimbatore and Bengluru (5 points each). Among others, 4 points rise was registered in 7 centres, 3 points in 10 centres, 2 points in 6 centres and 1 point in 20 centres. Nagpur centre reported a decline of 2 points and other 9 centres registered a fall of 1 point each. Rest of the 19 centres’ indices remained stationary.
 
The indices of 41 centres are above All-India Index and other 36 centres’ indices are below national average. Puducherry’s index remained at par with all-India index.
 
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of December, 2012 will be released on Thursday, January 31, 2012.
 
 – PIB News

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

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

No. 2(2)/2012/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
 
New Delhi the 14th Dcc., 2012
To
The Chief of Army Staff
The Chief of Naval Staff
The Chief of Air Staff
 
Subject: Eligibility of Unmarried Daughters of Armed Forces personnel for grant of Family Pension beyond 25 years of Age.
 
Sir,
 
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s ID No.878/A/D(Pen/Sers)/04 dated 21.9.2004 extending the provisions of Department of P&PW OM No. 1/19/03-P&PW (E) dated 25.08.2004 and this Ministry’s letter No.I (3)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 25.10.07 which makes unmarried / widowed / divorced daughter eligible for family pension beyond 25 years of age subject to fulfilment of other prescribed conditions, Attention is also invited to this Ministry’s ID No.9(6)/2007-D(Pen/Policy) dated 21.2.2008 under which it was clarified in consultation with Department of P&PW that liberalised family pension/special family pension (dependent pension) was not covered under the provisions of this Ministry’s above said letter dated 25.10.2007. A lot of references are being received in this Ministry for making unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter eligible for grant of liberalised family pension/special family pension beyond 25 years of age, if otherwise in order.
 
References are also being received in this Ministry for dissolving the provisions contained in Regulation 230(c) of Pension Regulations for the Army Part — 1(1961) and similar provision in Pension Regulations for Navy and Air Force, which debars unmarried daughters for continuance of Special Family pension if they were in receipt of children allowance even after disqualification of all other eligible heir(s).
 
2. The above matter is considered by the Government and it has been decided in consultation with Department of P&PW that unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter also be eligible for grant of liberalised / special family pension beyond 25 years subject to fulfilment of other prescribed conditions as hitherto fore. It has also decided that all unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters, who were earlier or otherwise eligible for children allowance, shall also be sanctioned I liberalised family pension subject to other conditions being fulfilled. The allowance, if being paid, shall be discontinued from the date special/liberalised family pension is sanctioned under these orders. 
 
The provisions contained in Regulations 230(c), 239 & 240 of Pension Regulation for the Army Part - 1(1961) and similar provisions in Pension Regulations for the Navy and Air Force shall stand modified to that extent.
 
3. The family pension to unmarried/widowed/divorced daughters above the age of 25 years shall be payable if all other eligible children below the age of 25 years have ceased to receive family pension and there is no disabled child to receive the family pension. Family pension shall be payable to unmarried/widowed/divorced daughter in order of their date of birth and younger of them shall not be eligible unless the next above has become ineligible for grant of family pension.
 
4. This order will take effect from 6.9.2007 i.e., the date from which Ordinary Family Pension was allowed to unmarried daughters by DoP&PW.
 
5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 10(8)/2012/Fin/Pen dated 21.11.12.
 
Hindi version will follow.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
Under Secretary to Government of India
Source: www.cgda.nic.in
[http://www.cgda.nic.in/audit/20121214_fp_instead_ca.pdf]

Three types of Consumer Price Index Numbers maintained by Labour Bureau

Three types of Consumer Price Index Numbers maintained by Labour Bureau

Calculation of CPI

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

These index numbers measure a temporal change in prices of fixed basket of goods and services consumed by the target groups and are compiled on the basis of the prices of selected goods and services which are collected every week/month and the weights assigned to them. Weights to the selected items are assigned on the basis of the expenditure incurred on them as revealed by the surveys conducted for the purposes.
The index numbers for centre/state are compiled in several stages i.e. Sub-group, Group and General level. These centre/state level indices are then weighed to work out all-India indices.
The weights (Group / Sub-group wise) under  Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 and Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer / Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100 are given at Annexure.
The services like education, health/medicine, transportation are included in the compilation of all three Consumer Price Index Numbers. The details of the weights assigned to services like education, health/medicine, transportation, etc. are given in Annexure.
There is substantial increase in the weights attached to services like education, health/medicine, transportation in successive series of Consumer Price Index number for Industrial Workers which is revealed from the statement given below:
1. Consumer Price Index numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100
Group/Sub-group Weights Percentage increase / decrease
Base 1982=100 Base 2001=100
Medical Care
2.59
4.56
76.06
Education, Recreation & Amusement
3.14
6.18
96.82
Transport & Communication
2.65
4.87
83.77
Personal Care & Effects
3.31
4.22
27.49

2.  For Consumer Price Index Numbers for Agricultural Labourer / Rural Labourer on base 1986-87=100, there was no separate sub-groups in respect of Education, Health / Medicine and Transportation in the previous series i.e. 1960-61=100. However, the weights assigned to them during the current series i.e. 1986-87=100 are as under:

Group/Sub-group Weights
AL RL
Medical Care 4.38 4.23
Education, Recreation & Amusement 0.94 0.99
Transport & Communication 1.67 1.80
Personal Care & Effects 2.04 2.28

The Union Labour & Employment Minister Shri Mallikarjun Kharge gave this information in a written reply  on 27th August, 2012.

Annexure

All India weights Group / Sub group wise for Consumer Price Index Number  for Industrial Worker on base 2001=100 and Consumer Price Index Number for Agricultural & Rural Labourers on base 1986-87=100.

Sr.No. Group / Sub group Weight for


CPI-W
2001-100
CPI-AL
1986-87=100
CPI-RL
1986-87=100
I Food Group



Cereals and Products 13.48 40.94 38.15

Pulse and Products 2.91 3.39 3.40

Oil and Fats 3.23 3.83 3.79

Meat, Fish and Eggs 3.97 3.10 3.31

Milk and Product 7.31 3.74 3.94

Condiments and Spices 2.57 4.12 3.92

Vegetable and Fruits 6.05 5.06 5.05

Other food 6.68 4.97 5.21

Total Food Group 46.20 69.15 66.77

Pan, Supari, tobacco and intoxicants 2.27 3.79 3.70
II Fuel and Light 6.43 8.35 7.90
III Housing Group 15.27 - -
IV Clothing, Bedding and Footwear 6.57 6.98 9.76
V Miscellaneous



Medical Care 4.56 4.38 4.23

Education, Recreation and Amusement 6.18 0.94 0.99

Transport and Communication 4.87 1.67 1.80

Personal Care and Effects 4.22 2.04 2.28

Others 3.43 2.70 2.57

Total Miscellaneous Group 23.26 11.73 11.87

Total 100 100 100

Source: Central Government News

Emergency Treatment in CGHS Hospitals – List of Emergency conditions

Emergency Treatment in CGHS Hospitals

CGHS Hospitals – Getting treatment in emergency conditions
 
Under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialities.
 
Private hospitals have been empanelled under CGHS only for such specialities for which they are eligible as per the terms and conditions of empanelment. However under emergency conditions, the empanelled hospitals are expected to provide treatment of CGHS beneficiaries in all available specialities.
 
“Emergency” shall mean any condition or symptom resulting from any cause, arising suddenly and if not treated at the earliest opportunity would  be detrimental to the health of the patient or shall jeopardize the life of the patient”.
 
CGHS beneficiary attending hospital in emergency: In such a situation the Hospital shall intimate  to BCA within 2 hours of admission and BCA shall respond in 4 hours (however treatment shall not be denied to any CGHS member and this is only an initiation of the e-workflow). Post discharge hospital would upload bills and  download documents as per requirements of CGHS within 72 hours.
 
TREATMENT IN EMERGENCY 
In emergency the hospital shall not refuse admission or demand an advance payment from the beneficiary or his family member and shall provide credit facilities to the patient whether the patient is a serving employee or a pensioner availing CGHS facilities, on production of a valid  CGHS card and the hospital shall submit the bill for reimbursement to the concerned Deptt. / Ministry / CGHS.  The refusal to provide the treatment to bonafide CGHS beneficiaries in emergency cases without valid ground, would attract disqualification for continuation of empanelment.
 
The following ailments may be treated as emergency which is  illustrative only and not exhaustive, depending on the condition of the patient :
 
Acute Coronary Syndromes (Coronary Artery Bye-pass Graft / Percutaneous, Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) including Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Paroxysmal Supra Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Temponade, Acute Left Ventricular Failure / Severe Congestive Cardiac Failure, Accelerated Hypertension, Complete Heart Block and Stoke Adam attack, Acute Aortic Dissection.
 
Acute Limb Ischemia, Rupture of Aneurysm, Medical  and Surgical shock and peripheral circulatory failure. Cerebro-Vascular attack-Stokes, Sudden unconsciousness, Head injury, Respiratory failure, decompensated lung disease, Cerebro-Meningeal Infections, Convulsions, Acute Paralysis, Acute Visual loss.

Acute Abdomen pain.

Road Traffic Accidents / with injuries including fall. Severe

Hemorrhage due to any cause.

Acute poisoning.

Acute Renal Failure.

Acute abdomen pain in female including acute Obstetrical and Gynecological emergencies.

Electric shock. 

Any other life threatening condition.
 
Source: CGEN.in

UPSC conducting Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013

UPSC conducting Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013
 
Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013 
 
The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the Special Class Railway Apprentices’ Examination, 2013 on 20.01.2013 at various centres all over India as per notification.  E-Admission Certificates are available on the Commission’s website http://www.upsc.gov.in.  Candidates are advised to download and check their e-Admission Certificates carefully and bring discrepancy, if any, to the notice of the Commission immediately. 
 
Rejection letters citing the ground(s) for rejection have been issued through e-mails or speed post and also put on the Union Public Service Commission website http://www.upsc.gov.in.  In case any difficulty faced by the candidates in downloading e-Admission Certificates, they may contact the UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23385271, 011-23381125 and 011-23098543 on any working day between 10.00 AM and 5.00 PM.  The candidates can also send Fax message on Fax No. 011-23387310.  No Admission Certificate will be sent by post.
 
In case the photograph is not printed clear on the e-Admission Certificates, candidates are advised to carry three (3) photographs (one identical photograph for each session) along with proof of identity such as Identity Card or Voter Identity Card or Passport or Driving License and printout of e-Admission Certificate at the venue of the Examination.
 
MOBILE PHONES BANNED
 
a) Mobile phones, pagers or any other communication devices are not allowed inside the premises where the examination is being conducted.  Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examination.
 
b) Candidates are advised in their own interest not to bring any of the banned items including mobile phones/pagers to the venue of the examination, as arrangements for their safekeeping cannot be assured.
 
PIB News

Saturday, December 29, 2012

How the proposed PF rule may cut your take-home salary

 How the proposed PF rule may cut your take-home salary

The recent EPFO circular, stating that certain allowances must also be added to the salary while computing the PF contribution, could upset millions of household budgets if it were to be enforced. On the face of it, this looks good for employees because a higher amount will flow into their PF accounts every month. However, the employers, who are supposed to match the contribution, may not want to absorb the rise in the wage bill. They are likely to rejig the compensation structure to ensure that the cost to company doesn't go up. ET Wealth estimates that the average salaried person could see his take-home pay dip by 6-8% if the revised interpretation of rules is implemented (see graphic).

Currently, 12% of an employee's basic salary is deducted from his income and put in the EPF by his employer. The company also contributes a matching sum on behalf of the employee. However, last year, the Madras high court and the Madhya Pradesh high court held that the various allowances paid to employees should also be considered while computing the PF contribution. Last month, the EPFO issued a circular, stating that the base figure for calculating the PF contribution must include many of the allowances given to the employee.

Higher savings for retirement

The change is welcome if one considers retirement planning. The latest demographic data shows that though Indians are living longer, their sunset years are not very comfortable due to poor health. The problem worsens if the retiree runs out of money in his twilight years. It prevents him from availing of healthcare facilities that could improve the quality of his life. For a comfortable retirement, you need to save more and the new EPF rule enforces higher savings. As our calculation shows, the average employee would be putting away 50% more into his retirement savings if the rule comes into force. With employers making a matching contribution, the EPF may well become the most important retirement planning tool for the salaried class.

However, the households that are paying huge loan EMIs and have other financial commitments, such as SIPs and insurance premiums, could feel the pinch. The worst hit would be individuals whose current expenses are so high that saving for retirement, however important, will just not be possible.

It is still early to say how the change will pan out. For, despite the clarification, there is a lot of ambiguity about the allowances that should be included in wages while computing the PF. As accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers notes, "There are conflicting judgements by high courts on the interpretation of the term 'basic wages' provided in the EPF Act." According to the EPF rules, 'basic wages' means all emoluments paid to the employee, excluding house rent allowance, dearness allowance, cash value of any food concession, overtime allowance, bonus and commission. This means only a few allowances, such as special allowance and transport allowance, would be included in the calculation, besides the basic salary.

Besides, the issue is now before the Supreme Court. "The decision of the Supreme Court will provide a direction in the matter. Till then, this circular is a wake-up call for employers to review their position in relation to their compensation structure," says PricewaterhouseCoopers.

What you should do

While your company readies its strategy to deal with the new definition, you must also formulate a plan of action. The change will definitely bring down your take-home salary by a few percentage points.

Calculate the total amount you are putting away in various investments for retirement. This should ideally be 10-15% of your income (see page 18). If your PF contribution under the new rule pushes this beyond the ideal level, you can reduce the quantum of investment in some other option. However, we don't recommend this unless you are facing a real cash crunch.

Source: economictimes

EPF: THE EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUNDS AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS ACT, 1952

EPF: THE EMPLOYEES’ PROVIDENT FUNDS AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS ACT, 1952

(Act No. 19 of 1952)
4th March, 1952

An Act to provide for the institution of provident funds, pension fund and deposit-linked insurance fund for employees in factories and other establishments.

2. Definitions. - In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires, -

(m) “Tribunal” means the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal constituted under section 7D.

7D. Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal. – (1) The Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, constitute one or more Appellate Tribunals to be known as the Employees’ Provident Funds Appellate Tribunal to exercise the powers
and discharge the functions conferred on such Tribunal by this Act and every such Tribunal shall have jurisdiction in respect of establishments situated in such area as may be specified in the notification constituting the Tribunal.

(2) A Tribunal shall consist of one person only to be appointed by the Central Government.
(3) A person shall not be qualified for appointment as a Presiding Officer of a Tribunal hereinafter referred to as the Presiding Officer, unless he is, or has been, or is qualified to be, -
    (i) a Judge of a High Court; or
    (ii) a District Judge.

7E. Term of office. - The Presiding Officer of a Tribunal shall hold office for a term of five years from the date on which he enters upon his office or until he attains the age of sixty-two years, whichever is earlier.

7F. Resignation. – (1) The Presiding Officer may, by notice in writing under his hand addressed to the Central Government, resign his office;

Provided that the Presiding Officer shall, unless he is permitted by the Central Government to relinquish his office sooner, continue to hold office until the expiry of three months from the date of receipt of such notice or until a person duly appointed as his successor enters upon his office or until the expiry of his term of office, whichever is the earliest.

(2) The Presiding Officer shall not be removed from his office except by an order made by the President on the ground of proved misbehavior or incapacity after an inquiry made by a Judge of the High Court in which such Presiding Officer had been informed of the charges against him and given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of those charges.

(3) The Central Government may, by rules, regulate the procedure for the investigation of misbehavior or incapacity of the Presiding Officer.

7G. Salary and allowances and other terms and conditions of service of Presiding Officer. - The salary and allowances payable to, and the other terms and conditions of service including pension, gratuity and other retirement benefits of, the Presiding Officer shall be such as may be prescribed:

Provided that neither the salary and allowances nor the other terms and conditions of service of the Presiding Officer shall be varied to his disadvantage after his appointment.

7H. Staff of the Tribunal. -

(1) The Central Government shall determine the nature and categories of the officers and other employees required to assist a Tribunal in the discharge of its functions and provide
the Tribunal with such officers and other employees as it may think fit.

(2) The officers and other employees of a Tribunal shall discharge their functions under the general superintendence of the Presiding Officer.

(3) The salaries and all allowances and other conditions of service of the officers and other employees of a Tribunal shall be such as may be prescribed.

7 – I. Appeals to the Tribunal. – (1) Any person aggrieved by a notification issued by the Central Government, or an order passed by the Central Government, or any authority, under the proviso to subsection 3, or sub-section4, of section I, or section3, or sub-section 1 of section 7A, or section 7B except an order rejecting an application for review referred to in sub-section 5 thereof, or section 7C, or section 14B may prefer an appeal to a Tribunal against such order.

(2) Every appeal under sub-section 1 shall be filed in such form and manner, within such time and be accompanied by such fees, as may be prescribed.

7 – J. Procedure of Tribunals. –

(1) A Tribunal shall have power to regulate its own procedure in all matters arising out of the exercise of its powers or of the discharge of its functions including the places at which the Tribunal shall have its sittings.

(2) A Tribunal shall, for the purpose of discharging its functions, have all the powers which are vested in the officers referred to in section 7A and any proceeding before the Tribunal shall be deemed
to be a judicial proceeding within the meaning of sections 193 and 228, and for the purpose of section 196, of the Indian Penal Code (45 of 1860) and the Tribunal shall be deemed to be a civil court for all the purposes of section 195 and Chapter XXVI of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (2 of 1974).

7K. Right of appellant to take assistance of legal practitioner and of Government, etc., to appoint presenting officers. – (1) A person preferring an appeal to a Tribunal under this Act may either appear in person or take the assistance of a legal practitioner of his choice to
present his case before the Tribunal.

(2) The Central Government or a State Government or any other authority under this Act may authorise one or more legal practitioners or any of its officers to act as presenting officers and every
person so authorised may present the case with respect to any appeal before a Tribunal.

7L. Orders of Tribunal. – (1) A Tribunal may, after giving the parties to the appeal, an opportunity of being heard, pass such orders thereon as it thinks fit, confirming, modifying or annulling the order appealed against or may refer the case back to the authority which passed such order with such directions as the tribunal may think fit, for a fresh adjudication or order, as the case may be, after taking additional evidence, if necessary.

(2) A Tribunal may, at any time within five years from the date of its order, with a view to rectifying any mistake apparent from the record, amend any order passed by it under sub-section 1 and shall
make such amendment in the order if the mistake is brought to its notice by the parties to the appeal:

Provided that an amendment which has the effect of enhancing the amount due from, or otherwise increasing the liability of, the employer shall not be made under this sub-section, unless the Tribunal has given notice to him of its intention to do so and has allowed him a reasonable opportunity of being heard.

(3) A Tribunal shall send a copy of every order passed under this section to the parties to the appeal.

(4) Any order made by a Tribunal finally disposing of an appeal shall not be questioned in any court of law.

7M. Filling up of vacancies. – If, for any reason, a vacancy occurs in the office of the Presiding Officer, the Central Government shall appoint another person in accordance with the provisions of this Act, to fill the vacancy and the proceedings may be continued before a Tribunal from the stage at which the vacancy is filled.

7N. Finality of orders constituting a Tribunal. – No order of the  Central Government appointing any person as the Presiding Officer shall be called in question in any manner, and no act or proceeding before a Tribunal shall be called in question in any manner on the ground merely of any defect in the constitution of such Tribunal.

7–O. Deposit of amount due, on filing appeal. – No appeal by the employer shall be entertained by a Tribunal unless he has deposited with it seventy-five per cent of the amount due from him as determined by an officer referred to in section 7A:

Provided that the Tribunal may, for reasons to be recorded in writing, waive or reduce the amount to be deposited under this section.

7P. Transfer of certain applications to Tribunals. – All applications which are pending before the Central Government under section 19A, shall stand transferred to a Tribunal exercising jurisdiction in respect of establishments in relation to which such applications had been made as if such applications were appeals preferred to the Tribunal.

Source: epfindia.com

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

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

The KV Sangathan board of governors meeting held on Friday and decided to increase with a principle approval. The meeting presided over by Human Resource Development Minister M.M.Pallam Raju. It was the principal approval to the proposal of hike in fees. The fees may be hike as Rs.1250 per month from the existing fee of Rs.300.

The last time KVS hiked fee in 2009. At present 1090 KV schools in India as on 01.08.2012 with 10,91,931 students.

Current Fee Structure as follows…

Description AMOUNT
ADMISSIN FEE Rs.25
CLASS 1 TO VIII Rs.240 PER MONTH FOR VIDYALAYA VIKAS NIDHI (VVN).
CLASS IX TO X Rs.240 PER MONTH (VVN) +  TUITION FEE Rs.200 PER MONTH
CLASS XI TO XII NON SCIENCE STUDENT Rs.240 (VVN) + TUITION FEE Rs.300 PER MONTH FROM BOYS ONLYSCIENCE STUDENT Rs.300 (VVN) + TUITION FEE Rs.400 PER MONTH FROM BOYS ONLY.
COMPUTER FEE III TO X Rs.50 PER MONTHXI & XII STUDENT OFFERING INFORMATICS PRACTICES OR COMPUTER PRACTICES OR COMPUTER SCIENCE AS AN ELECTIVE SUBJECT Rs.100 PER MONTH.

ADMISSION / RE-ADMISSION FEE :
An Admission Fee of Rs.25 shall be paid at the time of fresh admission to the school.
An admission Fee of Rs.25 is also charged on for transfer from other Kendriya Vidyalaya.
Re-Admission Fee of Rs.100 for names struck off due to any reason.

MODE OF PAYMENT :
Quarterly in advance by the 10th of April, July, October, January, Fees paid up for a quarter shall not be refunded.

Fine :
A fine of Rs.5 per day for VVN and Rs.5 per day tuition fee will be charged up to last working day and after which the name shall be struck off the roll due to non payment of dues and re-admission will be done on payment of Rs.100 along with late payment fine.

Source: Central government news

Friday, December 28, 2012

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

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

No. 12012/3/2009-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training 
 
New Delhi, Dated the 28th December 2012
 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject: Extension of the revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees.
 
The undersigned is directed to state that the matter regarding extension of revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave lo industrial employees at par with the non industrial Central Government employees covered by the CCS (Leave) Rules. 1972 has been under consideration of this Department. It has been decided in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) to extend the provision of this Department’s OM No.14028/3/2008-Estt (L) dated 25th September 2008, mutatis mutandis to industrial employees of Ministries/Department other than Railways. 
 

Accordingly, industrial employees shall be entitled to encash both Earned Leave and Half Pay leave, subject to overall limit of 300. Cash equivalent payable for Learned Leave shall continue unchanged. However, cash equivalent payable for half Pay Leave shall be equal to leave salary admissible for Half Pay Leave plus Dearness Allowance admissible on the leave salary without any reduction being made on account of pension and pension equivalent of other retirement benefit payable. To make up for the short fall in Earned Leave, no commutation of Half Leave shall be allowed. This Department’s OM No. 14028/25/94-Estt.(L) dated 7th October, 1996, stands amended to this extent.
 
2.These order shall take effect from the date of 07.11.2006, the date from which accumulation and encashment of 300 days EL were allowed to them and subject to the following conditions :-
 
(i) The benefit will be admissible in respect of past cases i.e. relating to period w.e.f. 07.11.2006 to till date, on receipt of applications to that effect from the pensioner concerned by the Administrative Ministry concerned.
 
(ii) In respect of retirees (retired after 07.11.2006), who have already received encashment of earned leave of maximum limit of 300 days together with encashment of HPL, standing at their credit on the date of retirement, such cases need not he reopened. However, such cases of Government servant considered as industrial employees retiring after 07.11.2006, in which there was a shortfall in reaching the maximum limit of 300 days can he reopened.
 
3. Hindi version will follow.
 
sd/-
(Vibha G.Mishra)
Director
 
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12012_3_2009-Estt-L.pdf]

Rotational Transfer of Assistants of CSS

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

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

ORDER

In accordance with the Rotational Transfer Policy for Central Secretariat Service, rotational transfers of the officers of Assistants’ Grade mentioned in Annexure-I are hereby ordered. This order covers those officers who have completed more than sixteen years in the same cadre-unit of CSS and are not within two years of superannuation.
 
2. All participating Ministries/Departments of Central Secretariat Service shall comply with the transfer orders strictly and relieve the concerned officers at the earliest No request for retention of any of the officers shall be entertained by this Department.
 
3. A copy of this order be served on the officers concerned for their information and compliance Copies of the relieving orders and joining reports should be sent to this Department at the earliest.
 
4 If an officer is not relieved within forty-five days of this order. in terms of Rule19 of CSS Rules 2009, the officer shall be deemed to have been relieved by the Ministry/Department in which he is working. The concerned officer shall, therefore, join the new place of posting on expiry of 45 days without waiting for formal relieving order by the current Ministry/Department. The onus will, therefore. be on the officer concerned to join his new posting by 11th February, 2013 and if he fails to do so, he may be liable to disciplinary action. The Ministry/Department where the officer is transferred shall not insist on formal relieving orders in such cases and shall allow the officer to join in pursuance of this order.

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(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/RTPAsstt12.pdf]

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

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

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


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(P&A)I-2012/CPC/LE-5
New Delhi, dated 17.12.2012
The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055.
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of Child Care Leave without any reason.

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

Therefore, in order to enable the competent authority to decide on the application for CCL, reasons have to be mentioned and this condition cannot be dispensed with. Moreover, DOP&T has issued instructions in
this regard which have been adopted in toto for the female railway employees. In the circumstances, Ministry of Railways also cannot unilaterally alter the purpose for which Child Care Leave is introduced to female railway employees.

In light of this, the demand is not feasible for acceptance.


Yours faithfully
sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board.
Source: NFIR

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

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

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

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

2. Extension of the ad-hoc appointment would be continued only if the ad-hoc Assistants attend and qualify the mandatory Level ‘A’ training as and when nominated by CS.I (Training) Section of this Department, failing which their ad-hoc appointment would be terminated.
3. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the relevant OMs will remain unchanged.

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(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/Assistantadhoc1.pdf]

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

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

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

New Delhi, dated the 19th December, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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


1. Secretary, Department of Information Technology - Chairman
2. Shri.S.S.Sundaram, Chief Controller, R&D (ECS), DRDO - Member
3. Prof.D.K.Bandyopadhyay, Vice-Chancellor, Guru Govind Singh I P University - Member
4. Shri.S.C.Mishra, Member(Service), DoT - Member
5. Secretary(P), DoP&T or representative of Secretary not below the rank of Additional Secretary - Member

2. The tenure of the Committee will be two years.

3. The Committee will hold biennial meetings, three to four months in advance to consider the proposals for extension of service coming up in the six months block i.e. April-September and October-March so that the ACC gets sufficient time to consider the proposals. The recommendations of the Peer Review Committee for extension of service beyond 60 years and upto 62 years may be submitted to the E.O.Division of DoP&T for obtaining approval of the ACC.
 
4. The Committee will also consider the cases of extension of service beyond 62 years and upto 64 years and the recommendation of the Committee may be submitted to the Establishment Division for placing the same for consideration by the Screening Committee headed by the Cabinet Secretary before obtaining the approval of the ACC.

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(I.A.Vaidyanathan)
Director(E)

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/26012_15_2010-Estt-A-IV-1.pdf]

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

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

The World Development Report 2013 has also pointed out that when workers move from low-to-high-productivity jobs, output increases and the economy becomes more efficient. Stringent regulations that obstruct such labour reallocation do not sit on the efficiency plateau and affect economic efficiency. Government has taken several steps to provide decent opportunities of livelihood to all those who seek employment. A provision under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MGNREGA), 2005 has been made to provide at least one hundred days of guaranteed wage employment in every financial year to every household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled work. Government is taking all necessary steps to enhance the employability and employment in the country by promoting growth of labour intensive sectors such as Construction, Real Estate and Housing, Transport, Tourism, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Information Technology Enabled Services and a range of other new services. Besides, Government is also providing self employment opportunities in the rural areas through National Rural Livelihood Mission. 
 
Approach Paper to the 12th Five Year Plan (2012-17) suggests focus on faster, sustainable and more inclusive growth for creating adequate livelihood opportunities. Such job opportunities could come from faster expansion in agro-processing, supply chains, steady modernization in farming, maintenance of equipment & other elements of rural infrastructure and the services sector. 
 
The Minister of State for Labour & Employment Shri K. Suresh gave this information in reply to a written question in the Lok Sabha today .
PIB

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)
 
No. PC-VI/2009/I/I/3
dated 19.12.2012
 
The General Secretary, AIRF, 4, State Entry Road, New Delhi
 
The General Secretary, NFIR, 3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi
 
Sub:- Revision of designations of erstwhile Group ‘D’ staff.
 
While recommending upgradation of all existing Group 'D’ employees to Group 'C’in Grade Pay Rs. 1800 (equivalent to Group ‘C’ scale of R. 2750-4400), 6th CPC in para 3.7.9 of its report has provided that job description of the Group 'D' posts shall be so upgraded and placed in Group 'C’, and revised and re-defined with emphasis on multi skilling so that a single employee is able to perform various jobs. Further, DOP&T in their OM dated 30-04-2010 has suggested that single designation may be adopted for posts whose duties are similar in nature. While indicating that designation of Multi-Tasking Staff may be adopted for some common categories of posts (designation and indicative list of duties issued by DOP&T vide their letter ibid is enclosed as Annexure-I.
 

Since, all the pre-revised scale of Group ‘D’ staff (Rs.2550-3200, 2610-3540 & 2650-4000) has been merged and placed in a single revised pay structure PB-I, Grade Pay Rs.1800 (corresponding to pre-revised scale of Rs.2750-4400, revised designations for these staff on Railway are to be issued in consonance with the recommendations of 6 CPC.
 
Federations are requested to please convey their views on the above proposal regarding grouping/broad-banding of erstwhile Group 'D’ staff and revision of their designation keeping in view of above facts in the format enclosed alongwith as Annexure-II.
 
Incl: As above
 
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board
 
Source : AIRF & NFIR

New Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres

New Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres

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

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

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : New Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres
 
The undersigned is directed to state that with a view to improve the functioning of CGHS and ensure optimum utilization of available manpower resources, it has been decided to revise the timings of CGHS Wellness Centres from the present timings of 7.30 AM to 1.30 PM to the new timings of 9.00 AM to 4.00 PM.
 
2.    The CGHS Wellness Centres in New Delhi which are currently functional for 24 hours, will continue to function as usual in shifts.
 
3.    The diagnostic laboratories and yoga centres functioning in the CGHS Wellness Centres will open at 8.00 AM and close at 3.00 PM.
 
4.    The Registration counters in CGHS Wellness Centres will start registration at 9.00 AM and close at 3.45 PM.
 
5.    A lunch break of 30 Minutes will be allowed to all officers and staff of cons Wellness Centre. The CMO in charge will manage the operations of the Wellness Centre in such a manner by allowing flexible timings for lunch to the officers and staff that the operations of the CGHS Wellness Centre is not brought to halt at any time.
 
6.    The new timings will be implemented in the CGHS Wellness Centres in New Delhi /NCR. Orders for its implementation in other places will follow.
 
7    The new timings for CGHS Wellness Centres will be effective from 1st January, 2013.
 
8.    This issues with the approval of Minister of Health and Family Welfare.
 
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(V.P.Singh) 
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
 
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

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

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

Monday, December 24, 2012

Table for the Year 2012/2013- Group Insurance Scheme-1984

Table for the Year 2012/2013- Group Insurance Scheme-1984

GIS Notification/Table for Year, 2012-13

Government of Himachal Pradesh.
Finance Department “General”

No-Fin-Com.B(10)1/86-I

Dated- 30-11-2012.


NOTIFICATION

In continuation to Finance Department’s Notification of even number dated-14-06-2012, the Governor of Himachal Pradesh is pleased to declare the rate of interest 8.6% per annum (Compounded quarterly) w.e.f. 01-04-2012 on the balances of savings fund under H.P.Govt. Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1984.

2. Owing to certain inadvertent errors in the above tables, the revised and corrected tables are circulated a fresh. The earlier tables circulated with the Notification under reference may please be treated as cancelled and are hereby withdrawn.

3. New table of benefits for the savings fund of the Scheme based on a subscription of Rs.10/- per month from 01-04-1985 and 15/- per month w. e .f 01-04-1990 onwards have been prepared for the year 2012-2013 and a copy of table is enclosed. Another table of benefits for the saving funds based on a subscription of Rs.10/- per month for those employees who had opted out of the revised rate of subscription w.e.f 01-04-1990 have also been drawn up for the year 2012-2013 and a copy of table is also enclosed. The amounts indicated in the tables have been worked out on the basis of following
rate of interest per annum( compounded quarterly):-

01-04-1985 to 31-03-1987 @ 11 %
01-04-1987 to 31-03-2001 @ 12 %
01-04-2001 to 31-03-2002 @ 11 %
01-04-2002 to 31-03-2003 @ 9.5 %
01-04-2003 to 31-03-2004 @ 9.00 %
01-04-2004 to 31-03-2012 @ 8 %
01-04-2012 to 31-03-2013 @ 8.6 %

4. While calculating the amount it has been assumed that full subscription has been recovered or will be recovered from the salary for the month in which he ceases to be in service, failing which should be deducted from the accumulated amounts payable.

The payment already made on the basis of earlier tables may be revised in accordance with the revised and corrected tables. Excess payment made, if any, may be
recovered.
By order
Principal Secretary(Finance)to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh.

Shri C. Gopinathan, an officer of 1986 batch of Indian Audit and Accounts Service – empanelled for appointment to the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent under CSS.

Shri C. Gopinathan, an officer of 1986 batch of Indian Audit and Accounts Service – empanelled for appointment to the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent under CSS.

F.No.5/3/2009-EO (SM.III)
Information Note (21.12.2012)

Shri C. Gopinathan, an officer of 1986 batch of Indian Audit and Accounts Service, has been empanelled for appointment to the post of Joint Secretary or equivalent under Central staffing Scheme.

DISCLAIMER

Anything contained in this document would not lead to any legal claim on the part of an individual for any purpose.

Latest Census of Group wise Central Government Staffs

Latest Census of Group wise Central Government Staffs


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

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

Group
As on 1st March 2001
As on 1st March 2011
A
73,174
87,410
B
1,51,727
2,05,523
C
22,27,233
28,56,347#
D
10,34,826
-

(# After implementation of 6th CPC, erstwhile Group D posts have been categorized as Group C)

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Circular regarding last date of receipt of completed applications under DFFT scheme for year 2013-14.

Circular regarding last date of receipt of completed applications under DFFT scheme for year 2013-14.

MOST IMMEDIATE
No. 12037/39/2012-FTC
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
Training Division
Dated the 21st December, 2012
To
1. The Chief Secretaries of all the State Governments/ UTs.
2. The Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

SirlMadam,

In continuation of this Division's circular of even number dated Ist October 2012 inviting applications for various long/short-term foreign training programmes to be organized under the Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) Scheme, this is to inform that the last date of receipt of completed applications of willing officers from the Controlling Authorities, after filling the requisite details in Annexure II, has been extended till1Sth January 2013.

2. The deadline for filling up of Annexure I of the application form by individual officers will  continue to be 31st December 2012.

(Deepika Lohia Aran)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India
Tel 26168197

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

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

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

Welcoming the members the minister the minister said Labour being a subject in the Concurrent List where both Central and State Governments are competent to enact legislations. Ministry of Labour & Employment is presently administering 44 Labour Laws catering to diverse subjects, namely, occupational health & safety, employment services, training of apprentices, skill development, minimum wages, social security, industrial dispute, labour welfare, child labour etc. He said the Ministry has been reviewing various labour laws from time to time and taking action towards amendment of the labour laws keeping into consideration the changes in the socio economic scenario and the requirements of the workers in organized as well as in the unorganized sector.

Shri Mallikarjuna Kharge informed the members that last few years, amendments have been carried out in Payment of Wages Act, 1936 enhancing ceiling of workers from Rs.1,600/- to Rs.6,500/- per month and subsequently to Rs.10,000/- per month, Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, wherein the calculation ceiling and eligibility limit under the Act has been enhanced from Rs.2,500/- to Rs.3,500/- and from Rs.3,500/- to Rs.10,000/- per month respectively.

The Apprentices Act, 1961 has been amended to provide reservation for other backward classes. The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 has been amended to enhance the medical bonus from Rs.250/-to Rs.1000/- and also empowering the Central Government to further increase it to maximum of Rs.20,000/- through Gazette Notification.

The Workmen’s Compensation Act has been amended to make it gender neutral and it is now called “the Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923. Besides this, the Compensation in case of death, disablement and funeral expense paid under the Act have also been enhanced. The Plantation Labour Act, 1951 has been amended to provide safety and occupational health care to plantation workers.

The minister said his Ministry has amended the Employees’ State Insurance Act, 1948 to improve the quality of delivery of benefits under the scheme and also to enable ESI infrastructure to be used to provide health care to workers of the unorganized sector. The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 has been amended to enhance ceiling on gratuity from Rs.3.5 lakh to Rs.10 lakh and to cover the teachers in educational institutions.

Also, the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 has been amended to amplify the term “appropriate Government” defined under section 2(a) of the Act. The wage ceiling for coverage under the Act has been enhanced from Rs.1600/- to Rs.10,000/- per month to cover workmen working in supervising capacity. The amended provisions also provide direct access for the workman to the Labour Court or Tribunal.

Shri Kharge also informed that the Government has also introduced Bills in Parliament for Amendment in the following Labour Acts: -

(i) The Mines Act, 1952.
(ii) The Labour Laws (Exemption from Furnishing Returns and Maintaining Registers by Certain Establishments) Act, 1988.
(iii) The Inter-State Migrant Workmen (Regulations of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1979.
(iv) The Child Labour (Prohibition & Regulation) Act, 1986.

It was also highlighted that other major Labour Acts which are under various stages of consideration for amendments are: -

(i) The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment & Conditions of Services) Act, 1996
(ii) The Factories Act 1948,
(iii) The Minimum wages Act 1948,
(iv) The Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act 1952,
(v) The Apprentice Act 1961
(vi) The Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act 1970
(vii) The Employment Exchanges (Compulsory Notification of Vacancies) Act, 1959.

Shri Khrge solicited members cooperation & guidance in the formulation of amendments as well review of Labour Laws in the course of discussions. Shri Mangala Kisan (BJD) & Shri Ram Sunder Das (SP) were the members who participated in the dissussions. Besides, the Minister of State in the Labour & Employment Ministry Shri K.Suresh, Dr. Mrutunjay Sarangi, Secretary Labour & Employment and senior officers from the ministry were present in the meeting.

PTI

Friday, December 21, 2012

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

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

Directorate of Estates revised guidelines for allotment of Government accommodation to the Journalists and Press Cameramen and published on its portal today. According to the getting payment the entitlement of Government accommodation has been revised. An office memorandum is directed clearly the revised guidelines and we are reproduced here:
 
 
File No. 12035/18/94-Pol.II (Journalists)
Government of India
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi
 
Dated 19.12.2012
 
Office Memorandum
 
Subject:- Review of guidelines for allotment of Government accommodation to Journalist and Press-cameramen.
 
The undersigned is directed to refer  this Directorate’s OM of even number dated 19.11.2001 vide which revised guidelines for allotment of Government accommodation to the Journalists and Press Cameramen were circulated. The matter has been further considered by the Government and it has been decided to revise limit of emoluments for Journalists / Press-cameramen Category- I and category- II. Accordingly para 1(b) (i) to (iii) of this office OM of even number dated 19.11.2001 has been substituted as under:
 
Para 1 (b)

(i) Journalists/Press Cameraman drawing emoluments up to Rs. 20,000/- per month (excluding (conveyance allowance), - Category-I
 
(ii) Journalists/Press Cameraman drawing emoluments from Rs. 20,001/- to Rs.40,000/- per month (excluding (conveyance allowance) - Category-II
 
(iii) Type-IV accommodation may be allotted to Category-I of journalists/Press Cameramen drawing emoluments up to Rs.20,000/- per month (excluding conveyance allowance) and Type-IV Spl. Accommodation may be allowed to Category-II of Journalists/Press cameramen drawing emoluments between Rs.20,001/- to Rs.40,000/- per month.
 
2. Other terms and condition of allotment of Government accommodation to the Journalists/press-cameramen from the Press Pool shall remain the same as were circulated vide this Directorate’s OMs of even number dated 15.06.2001 and 19.11.2001.
 
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(S.K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)
 
Source: www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20183.pdf]

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

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

S.No.PC-VI/307
No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2

RBE No.142/2012
New Delhi, dated 13/12/2012

The General Manager/OSDs/CAO(R)
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub:-Grant of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme-Clarification reg.

References have been received from Zonal  Railways seeking clarification as to what Grade Pay would be admissible under  MACP Scheme to an employee holding feeder post in a cadre where promotional post is in the same Grade Pay. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T), the nodal department of the Government on MACP Scheme and it is clarified that ACP/MACP Schemes have been introduced by the Government in order to mitigate the problems of genuine stagnation faced by employees due to lack of promotional avenues.

Thus, financial upgradations under ACP/MACP Schemes CANNOT be to higher Grade Pay than what are be allowed to an employee on his normal promotion. In such cases financial upgradation under MACP Scheme would be granted to the same Grade Pay.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.


Hindi version is enclosed.
(N.P. Singh)
Dy. Director/Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

Source: AIRF & NFIR

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

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

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

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

File No. 110334/1/2012-KVS HQ(Acad.)/Part FiIe/6099-6131
Dated 19/12/2012
To
The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices.

The Director,
ZIETs

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Reservation for Persons with Disabilities — Dopt Orders

No.36035/6/2012-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
dated 14th December, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Reservation for Persons with Disabilities — reg.
This Department had issued instructions vide O.M. No.36035/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 29.12.2005 regarding reservation for Persons with Disabilities, which are in line with the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PwD Act, 1995).
2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the Ministries/Departments are not complying with the instructions of this Department regarding reservation to Persons with Disabilities in posts/services under the Central Government, particularly instructions related to carry forward of the unfilled reserved vacancies, interchange among the three categories of disability and lapsing of unfilled reserved vacancies.

3. This Department, had also issued instructions vide O.M. dated 26th April, 2006 and 15th January, 2010 requesting Ministries/Departments to prepare reservation roster registers starting from the year 1996. As per the instructions if some or all the vacancies so earmarked has not been filled by reservation and were filled by able bodied persons either for the reason that points of reservation had not been earmarked properly at the appropriate time or persons with disabilities did not become available, such unutilized reservation might be treated as having been carried forward.
4. Ministries/Departments may ensure that reservation to Persons with Disabilities provided as per extant instructions so as to minimize possibility of creation of backlog reserved vacancies. It is also advised that concerted efforts should be made to clear the backlog through regular recruitments without waiting for Special Recruitment Drives.
5. All Ministries/Departments etc., are requested to scrupulously implement the instructions.
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(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36035_6_2012-Estt.Res.-14122012.pdf]

HISTORIC MARCH TO PARLIAMENT TODAY ON 20th DECEMBER, 2012

HISTORIC MARCH TO PARLIAMENT TODAY ON 20th DECEMBER, 2012

HISTORIC PARLIAMENT MARCH ON 20-12-2012

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

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
 
S.No.PC-VI/306
No.PC-V/2009/A/DR/1
 
RBE No.140/2012
New Delhi, dated 12.12.2012
 
The General Managers/CAO(R),
All Indian Railways & PUs,
(As per standard mailing list)
 
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to the Railway pensioners who are in receipt of provisional pension or pension in the pre-revised scale of 5th CPC w.e.f.01.07.2012.
 
A copy of Office Memorandum No.42/13/2012-&PW(G) dated 25th October, 2012 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare) on the above subject is sent herewith for your information and necessary action.
 
2. In pursuance of the enhanced rates of ex-gratia to the surviving SRPF(C) retirees issued vide Board’s letter No.F (E)III/98 1/Ex-Gr./3 dated 15-11-2006, para 1(ii) of DoP&PW’s O.M. dated 25th October, 2012 may be read as under :-
"The surviving Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘D’ SRPF (Contributory) beneficiaries who had retired from service during the period from 01.04.1957 to 31.12.1985 and have been sanctioned enhanced slab-wise ex-gratia @ Rs.3000/-, Rs.1000/-, Rs.750/- and Rs.650/- per month respectively w.e.f 01.11.2006, in lieu of uniform rate of Rs.600/- p.m. are entitled to Dearness Relief @ Rs.151% w.e.f. 01.07.2012."
 
3. A concordance of various instructions and orders referred to in the enclosed office memorandum with reference to corresponding Railway instructions is indicated below :-
 
S.No. Para No. and Date of OM No.and date of  Deptt. of Pension & Pensioners’ welfare’s O.M. No.& date of Corresponding orders issued by Railway Board.
1. Para-1 of OM dt. 25.10.2012 OM No.42/13/2012-P&PW (G) dated 30.04.2012 PC-V/2009/A/DR/I dated 11.07.2012
2. Para-2 of OM dt. 25.10.2012 OM No.45/52/97-P&PW (E) dt. 16.12.97 F(E)III/97/PNI/EX-Gr/3 dated 31.12.1997
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
 
5. Hindi version with follow.
 
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(N.P.Singh)
Dy.Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board
 
Source : NFIR

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

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No.PC-VI/306
No.PC-V/2009/A/DR/1
RBE No.140/2012
New Delhi, dated 12.12.2012
The General Managers/CAO(R),
All Indian Railways & PUs,
(As per standard mailing list)

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

Ref: Boards letter No. 81/Ticket Checking/2/3 dated 12.05.1981.

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

2. The rates of the Special Allowance would increase by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.

3. The rate of DA was enhanced to 51% from 01.01.2011. As such the revised rate of Special Allowance from 01.01.2011 would be Rs.250/-p.m..

4. This has the sanction of the President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

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(K.Shankar)
Director E(P&A),
Railway Board
Source: AIRF

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

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health and Family Welfare,
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road,
New Delhi – 110 001
No.S.11011/03/2012-CGHS/HEC
Dated the 18th December, 2012
ORDER

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

CGHS vide its O.M No. S. 11011/23-2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell(Part I) dated 7.10.2010 issued a list of private Hospitals and diagnostic centre empanelled under CGHS, wherein Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area was empanelled for Orthopedic Surgery.
2. An inspection of Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi was carried out on 2nd November, 2012 by a team of officers led by Additional Director, CGHS (HQ). After a thorough inspection, it was found that the Hospital was not following the prescribed CGHS norms and guidelines to serve the CGHS beneficiaries in accordance with the terms and conditions of empanelment under CGHS. The inspection team concluded that as per the existing infrastructure and manpower position of the hospital, as observed during the inspection, the hospital is not in a position to provide quality healthcare services to CGHS beneficiaries. Accordingly, a ‘Show Cause Notice’ was issued to Orthonova Hospital, on 20th November, 2012 seeking clarifications on the deficiencies pointed out by the inspection team. However, the reply received from Orthonova Hospital, has not been found satisfactory.

3. Therefore it has been decided to withdraw the empanelment of Orthonova Hospital, Safdarjung Development Area, New Delhi with immediate effect till further orders. The hospital shall no longer be a part of the CGHS empanelled list of hospitals/centers.However, patients, if any, already admitted prior to the issue of the orders, shall be provided treatment and discharged within seven days from the issue of this order.

4.This Order shall be effective from the date of its issue.

(V.P. Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp

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

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

MACPS for the cadre of Junior Engineers/Assistant Engineers in CPWD.

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

Anomalous and disadvantageous provisions of MACPS for the cadre of Junior Engineers/Assistant Engineers and other similarly placed cadres of CPWD.
Consequent to non acceptance of earlier proposals on above mentioned subject forwarded to Dopt in August 2009, Jan 2010 and in Nov 2011, a further proposal for restoration of earlier Assured Career Progression Scheme with one time relaxation to opt for MACPS as on 1.9.2008, who have been granted two upgradations under ACPS, was sent to DoPT in June 2012 for their consideration and approval.

DoPT has not accepted the latest proposal also and intimated that running of MACPS though with one time relaxation together with ACPS for a part of the cadre is contrary to the provisions of MACPS and hence cannot be accepted.

In the circumstances, concerned Service Associations representing Junior Engineers/Assistant Engineers/Executive Engineers and other service Associations of CPWD are requested to intimate as to scheme (ACPS or MACPS), they would like to opt for their cadres in future. The reply may be submitted within seven days of the receipt of this letter.

Source: www.cpwd.gov.in
[http://cpwd.gov.in/]

04 IAS Officers of 1991 batch have been empanelled for IAS Officers to hold posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent.

04 IAS Officers of 1991 batch have been empanelled for IAS Officers to hold posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent.


The Following 04 IAS Officers of 1991 batch have been empanelled for appointment to hold posts of Joint Secretary or equivalent in the centre (initial) on view of enhancement of ceilling from 60% to 75% of eligible officers in a batch.


S.No    Name of the Officer    Cadre

1    Shri. R.S. Vishwakarma    CG
2    Shri. Madhu Sudan Pandi    OR
3    Shri. A. Venu Prased    PB
4    Shri. S. Kumaraswamy    UT


DISCLAIMER
Anything contained in this document would not lead to any legal claim on the part of an individual for any purpose

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

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

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

Office Memorandum

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

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 28th June, 2012 whereby cadre units were permitted to continue the ad-hoc appointments in the UD Grade of CSCS up to 31.12.2012 and to say that the continuation of the ad-hoc appointments in the U.D grade made by the cadre units has been reviewed in this Department. Since availability of regular UDCs through normal modes of recruitment prescribed under the CSCS Rules may take some more time, it already have been working as UDC on ad-hoc basis in the UD Grade of CSCS may be extended up to 30th June, 2013 or till regular UDCs become available, whichever is earlier.
2. Other terms and conditions mentioned in this Department’s O.M. No3/6/2004-CS.II dated 28.2.2005 will remain unchanged.
3. Hindi version will follow.
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(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/UDCadhoccontinuation.pdf]

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

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

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

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

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

2. The internship would be of one month duration starting from 1st January, 2013.

3. Various Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are willing to allow interns sponsored by this Department to analyse a sample of the RTI applications received by them.

4. Law Schools and Universities are requested to nominate the names of those students who are desirous of undertaking internship on RTI applications in Central Ministries / Departments. Nominations for the internship may be sent to the undersigned latest by 26th December, 2012.

sd/-
(Anuradha S. Chagti)
Director(IR)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_21_2012-IR-C.pdf]

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