Friday, December 14, 2012

More than 5000 employees working in CSD Canteens

More than 5000 employees working in CSD Canteens

The below statistics was provided in the Lok Sabha by the Minister of Defence on 10th December 2012 as in the written reply to a question raised regarding the employees working in the Canteen Stores Department and their pay...

There are approximately 5400 civilian employees working in various Units Run Canteens (URCs). The pay and benefits of URC employees are governed as per rules regulating the terms and conditions of the services of civilian employees of the URCs issued by Army Head Quarters. The basic pay of all categories of URC employees has been increased by 50% w.e.f. 1.2.2009 and another 15% w.e.f. 1.12.2009.

Revision of rates of damages for unauthorised occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation

Revision of rates of damages for unauthorised occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation

Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES

No.18011/2/2006-Pol.III
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi - 110 108
DECEMBER 06, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Revision of rates of damages for unauthorised occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorate / O.M. No.18011/2/2002 Pol-III dated 25th November 20th on the above subject and to say that the it has been decided to make revision of the rates of damages recovered from unauthorised occupants of General Pool accommodation a regular exercise as a multiple of normal rate of licence fee as given in the Annexure to this OM. Henceforth, the rate of damages / market rent will automatically get revised as and when the rat of normal licence fee under FR-45-A is revised. In addition to this, garden charges as applicable will also be recovered.

2. These rates will be effective from 1st January 2013 and will also be in force till next revision of rate of normal licence fee.
3. In respect of other departmental pools ot accommodation in Delhi/other stations, the rates of damages prescribed for General Pool accommodation wherever such accommodation exists, have to be adopted by various other Ministries/Departments. Similar rates of damages are to be worked out by the CPWD for other stations where General Pool Accommodation is available and the rates so assessed are to be adopted for recovery of damages not only in respect of General Pool residential accommodation at that station but also in respect of departmental pool accommodation in all stations. In stations, where there are no General Pool
Residential Accommodation, the Ministry of Department have to get suitable unit rates worked out by the CPWD/local PWD.

Sl.No.
Metropolitan City
Type of AccommodationPresent RateRevised Rate
CentralNon-Central
(i)All metropolitan cities except MumbaiType-I to Type-IVRs.175 per sq meter per month55 Times of normal Licence Fee45 Times of normal Licence Fee
(ii)All metropolitan cities except MumbaiType-IV(Spl) and above including Hostel accommodationRs.235 per sq meter per month65 Times of normal Licence Fee55 Times of normal Licence Fee
(a)Mumbai (Hyderabad Estate, Belvedere and Pedder Road)Type-V Type-VI and HostelRs.750 per sq meter per month120 Times of normal Licence Fee

Rest of MumbaiType-I to Type-V including HostelRs.230 per sq per meter per month65 Times of normal Licence Fee55 Times of normal Licence Fee

4. This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing of the Ministry of Urban Development under its Diary No. 5I8/DFA/FD/12 dated 16.11.2012.

sd/-
(S.K. Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates( Policy)

Source: www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20177.pdf]

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

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

The details of depots of the Canteen Stores Department (CSD) Depots along with their location is given below...

 List of CSD Depots in various States with it location:

S.No.Name of the StateNumber of DepotsPlace
1.Assam03Masimpur, Missamari, Narangi
2.Andhra Pradesh02Secunderabad, Vishakhapatnam
3.Andaman & Nicobar Islands01Port Blair
4.Delhi01Delhi Cantonment
5.Gujarat01Ahmedabad
6.Haryana02Ambala, Hissar
7.Jharkhand01Ramgarh
8.J&K04Srinagar, Leh, Udhampur, B.D. Bari
9.Karnataka01Bengaluru
10.Kerala01Kochi
11.Madhya Pradesh01Jabalpur
12.Maharashtra03Mumbai (One Area Depot + One base Depot) Khadki
13.Nagaland01Dimapur
14.Punjab03Pathankot, Bhatinda, Jallandhar
15.Rajasthan02Jaipur, Bikaner
16.Tamil Nadu01Chennai
17.Uttar Pradesh04Lucknow, Agra, Meerut, Bareilly
18.Uttaranchal01Dehradun
19.West Bengal02Kolkata, Baghdogra

Total:35

CSD Canteens : Funds spent on purchase through CSD

CSD Canteens : Funds spent on purchase through CSD

Funds spent on purchase through CSD

The below information was given by the Minister of Defence Shri.A.K.Antony as a written reply for the questions raised by the member of Shri.Shrimati Kusum Rai in Rajya Sabha on 12.12.2012.
The questions are...
Whether CSD procurement has been found highly opaque and financial norms have been flouted to provide poor quality of products to armed forces..? and 
Whether almost 300 firms supplying items to CSD do not have market credentials..?
A detailed statement submitted by the Minister in the House as follows...
‘FUNDS SPENT ON PURCHASES THROUGH CSD’
Government does not purchase material for its use from Canteen Store Department (CSD).  However, CSD procures materials for Unit Run Canteens (URCs) of Tri-Services.  The details of funds spent by CSD on purchases of material during 2011-12 and 2012-13 are as mentioned below :-

Financial Year
Net Purchases
(Rs. in Crore)
2011-12
9734.78
2012-13
6027.84
(up to October 2012)

Purchases, as per rules, are to be made by CSD directly from the manufacturers or sole distributors / importers of the products in the country as per approved rates and terms of supply agreed to between the suppliers and the CSD.  All items approved for introduction in CSD and the firms supplying these items are cleared by various Committees such as Preliminary Screening Committee, Price Negotiation Committee etc and finally approved by the Board of Administration (BOA).
All items prior to placement of initial order have to undergo market survey to confirm popularity, after sales service arrangement etc., followed by factory inspection, hygiene inspection.  All edible products are tested by Composite Food Laboratories.
Though firms having market credentials are approved as supplier by BOA, instances have come to the notice of the Ministry regarding financial irregularities in CSD.  Recently two officers of CSD have been arrested by CBI on graft charges.  As reported by CBI, investigation in the matter is going on.
Continuous efforts are being made to bring in more and more transparency in procurement, such as uploading orders details, payment details etc. on CSD website.

Opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas


Ministry of Human Resource Development

Opening of Kendriya Vidyalayas
There are 1086 Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) functioning in the country.

A comprehensive review of the scheme of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) was assigned to the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore on 6th February, 2009. The IIM, Bangalore has submitted its recommendations on 15th February, 2011. The Board of Governors (BOG) of the KVS have considered the recommendations of the IIM, Bangalore and evaluated the response of the KVS thereon in its meeting.

The KVs are opened upon receipt of a viable proposal in the prescribed proformae from the various Ministries of Govt. of India and State Governments/UTs thereby permitting the commitment of the required resources. However, the opening of new KVs depends on the availability of funds and the approval of the competent authority, subject to the approval of the 12th Five Year Plan.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Human Resource Development, Dr. Shashi Tharoor in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

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