Friday, May 31, 2013

Expected Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 will be 90%: Hike in future DA - 10% now confirmed after May, 2013 AICPIN

Expected Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 will be 90%: Hike in future DA - 10% now confirmed after May, 2013 AICPIN

According the press release the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six).  This two point increase confirmed 10% increase in Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 as already expected on this site click here to see.  Therefore DA from July, 2013 will be 90% and will be announced in September or October in this year.  It is also more clear from following table:-

Expect-
ation
Increase/
Decrease
Index
MonthBase
Year
2001
= 100
Total
of 12
Months
Twelve
monthly
Average
% increase
over 115.76
for   DA
DA
announced
or will be
announced
 1Nov-122182490207.5079.25%80%
 1Dec-122192512209.3380.83%
 2Jan-132212535211.2582.49%82%
 2Feb-132232559213.2584.22%84%
 1Mar-132242582215.1785.87%85%
 2Apr-132262603216.9287.38%87%
First1May-132272624218.6788.90%88%
1Jun-132282644220.3390.34%90%
 Jul-13Expected DA from July-201390%
Second2May-132282625218.7588.97%88%
2Jun-132302647220.5890.55%90%
 Jul-13Expected DA from July-201390%
Third0May-132262623218.5888.82%88%
0Jun-132262641220.0890.12%90%
 Jul-13Expected DA from July-201390%


PIB Release of CPI-IW

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

31-May-2013 18:07 IST

    Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) April 2013


                According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 point and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.89 per cent between March and April  compared with 1.99 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

                The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 2.08 per cent, contributing 2.07 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Fuel & Light group with 0.91 percent increase contributing 0.12 percentage points to the change.  At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Milk (Cow), Ginger, Root & Green Non-leafy vegetables, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Cigaratte, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic) etc. However, this was  compensated by Mustard Oil and Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

                The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.24 per cent for April, 2013 as compared to 11.44 per cent for the previous month and 10.22  per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 12.39 per cent against 13.21 per cent of the previous month and 10.66 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

                At centre level, Mysore recorded the largest increase of 13 points followed by Giridih, Bengaluru  and Puducherry (8 points each) and Darjeeling (7 points). Among others, 6 points rise was registered in 6 centres, 5 points in 2 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 15 centres, 2 points in 17 centres and  and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, a decline of 4 points was reported in  Godavarikhani, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in one centre. Rest of the  7 centres’ indices remained stationary.

                The indices of 40 centres are above All-India Index and other 35 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of  Chandigarh, Haldia and Ahmedabad centres remained at par with all-India index.

                The next index of CPI-IW for the month of May, 2013 will be released on Friday, 28 June, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

http://apps.gov.in - Launching of “e-Gov Appstore”

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

31-May-2013 14:01 IST

Kapil Sibal Launches “e-Gov Appstore” - http://apps.gov.in


Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Government of India, today launched the pilot e-Gov application store. This e-Gov Appstore has been designed, developed and hosted by DeitY through NIC. The Appstore will being functional efficiencies in the government and enable citizen to receive services in more streamlined manner. Inclusion of IT is governance aims to reduce uncertainty and improve transparency” said Shri Sibal on the occasion.

The e-Gov Appstore aims to be a National level common repository of productized applications, components and web services that can be used by various of government agencies/departments at Centre and in the States. This will enable acceleration of delivery of e-services as envisaged under NeGP and optimise the ICT spending of the government.

Core and common applications that have high demand and are replicable across the central and state levels would be available on the e-Gov Appstore, which shall be hosted on the National Cloud.

Currently 20 Applications, 8 Components and 1 Web Services are hosted. These applications are sourced from 8 distinct States / UTs and provide a gamut of G2C/G2B services. Going ahead, the applications will be productized and made available on the e-Gov Appstore for use

The present version of the e-Gov Appstore has the following features: (1) Sharing of applications (2) Search for applications (3) Provides basic information about an application on selection (4) Allows users to provide feedback and rate an application (5) Has two level approval process for contributing applications (6) Allows authenticated users to download application for consumption

This e-Gov Appstore will be augmented to include applications and components developed by various departments and agencies at Centre and States and by private players; and a complete eco-system will be established (including mechanism for funding, charge back, contract management, SLAs) and will become a part of the GI Cloud initiative under Government of India.

Initiation of eviction proceedings and Cancellation of allotment of general pool residential accommodation (GPRA) in possession of Kendriya Bhandar — regarding

Initiation of eviction proceedings and Cancellation of allotment of general pool residential accommodation (GPRA) in possession of Kendriya Bhandar — regarding

No.12035/2/94-Pol.II(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates

Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi - 110 108.
Dated the 27th May, 2013.


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Cancellation of allotment of general pool residential accommodation (GPRA) in possession of Kendriya Bhandar and initiation of eviction proceedings — regarding.

In continuation of this Directorate 0.M of even number dated 10.11.2005 (copy enclosed), the undersigned is directed to say that the matter has been reviewed in this Directorate and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to cancel the allotment of general pool residential accommodation (GPRA) in possession of Kendriya Bhandar in Delhi and to initiate eviction proceedings with immediate effect.

2. All Allotment Sections of this Directorate are, therefore, requested to take immediate necessary action accordingly.

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(S.K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source: http://estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20221.pdf]

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

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

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

31-May-2013 18:07 IST

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) April 2013

According to a press release issued today by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 point and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.89 per cent between March and April  compared with 1.99 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward contribution to the change in current index came from Food group which increased by 2.08 per cent, contributing 2.07 percentage points to the total change. This was followed by Fuel & Light group with 0.91 percent increase contributing 0.12 percentage points to the change.  At item level, largest upward pressure came from Rice, Wheat & Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Milk (Cow), Ginger, Root & Green Non-leafy vegetables, Tea Leaf, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Cigaratte, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Allopathic) etc. However, this was  compensated by Mustard Oil and Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.24 per cent for April, 2013 as compared to 11.44 per cent for the previous month and 10.22  per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 12.39 per cent against 13.21 per cent of the previous month and 10.66 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Mysore recorded the largest increase of 13 points followed by Giridih, Bengaluru  and Puducherry (8 points each) and Darjeeling (7 points). Among others, 6 points rise was registered in 6 centres, 5 points in 2 centres, 4 points in 7 centres, 3 points in 15 centres, 2 points in 17 centres and  and 1 point in 13 centres. On the contrary, a decline of 4 points was reported in  Godavarikhani, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in one centre. Rest of the  7 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 40 centres are above All-India Index and other 35 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of  Chandigarh, Haldia and Ahmedabad centres remained at par with all-India index.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of May, 2013 will be released on Friday, 28 June, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The feedback of meeting with Secretary, Pension AR & PG on Pensionary Matters published by Confederation

The feedback of meeting with Secretary, Pension AR & PG on Pensionary Matters published by Confederation
MEETING OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OF STAFF SIDE NATIONAL COUNCIL WITH SECRETARY, PENSION AR & PG ON PENSIONARY MATTERS.

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT
EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS.
First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building
New Delhi. 110 001
Website: www.confederationhq. Blogspot.com.
E mail: confederation06@yahoo.co.in

Dated: 30th May, 2013.

Dear Comrade,

A meeting of the representatives of Staff Side National Council with Secretary, Pension AR & PG on pensionary matters was held on 28.5.2013. Staff Side was represented by S/ Shri S.G. Mishra and Rakhal Das Gupta (AIRF), Guman Singh (NFIR) and K.K.N.kutty and S.K.Vyas (Confederation)

Old Items

The following issues have been discussed

1. Ex-gratia Payment to SRPF / CPF beneficiaries who had voluntarily retired or medically invalidated. It has been decided to implement the Kerala High Court judgment in general and extend the benefit of exgratia payment to the meagre number of pre 1986 optees who retired voluntarily or on medical invalidation after rendering 20 years of service. The enabling orders are to be issued shortly.

2. Raising quantum of ex-gratia to CPF retirees on lines of SRPF.

In respect of SRPF retirees of the Railways, the rate of ex-gratia was raised from Rs. 600/- pm to Rs. 750/- pm to Rs. 3000pm with effect from 1.11.2006. The Govt. have now decided to revise the rate of exgratia in respect of CPF retirees at the above rates I. e. Rs. 750/- to Rs. 3000/- pm w.e.f. 1.11.2006.

3. Issue of Revised PPOs in favour of Pre 2006 retirees and others.

 In the case Civilian departments about 4 lakhs of cases reported pending on 1.8.2012, now only 1.30 lakhs are pending and these would also be cleared by 30.6.2013. In the case of Railways total pendency in August 2012 was 10.8 lakhs which has been brought down to 5.54 lakhs. Now when it has been decided that revised PPOs may be issued suo mottu by the Railway authorities, the entire pending is targeted to be cleared by 30th September 2013.In the case of Defence civilians, action is being taken to issue all pending PPOs by 30.9.2013.

4. Fixation of revised pension by multiplying pre-revised 1/3rd pension (in  respect of PSU absorbees) by a factor of 2.26.In the case the speaking order issued by the Govt. on 26.11.2012 that no further increase in pension of absorbee pensioners would be allowed has been challenged in CAT Hyderabad and the Tribunal has passed orders on 24.4. 2013. This order is under examination.

5. Commutation of Pension.
The Govt. have not agreed to reduce the period of 15 years to 11 years for restoration even in the cases where commutation has been paid at the rates prescribed in the New Table. The Govt. wanted that the matter may be raised before 7th pay commission.

6. Family pension to divorced / widowed / unmarried daughters –nomination for life time arrears by the family pension in respect of his / her daughter. This has not been agreed to.

7. Non payment of arrears of pension on account of Revision of pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006 in case of pensioner of Chandrapur. Now these arrears have been disbursed by all Banks.

New Items.

I. Equitable Gratuity  under Rule 50 of Pension Rules, 1972.

As recommended by IV CPC the following rates of Death Gratuity had been provided for :-
Sl. No.Length of ServiceRate of Death Gratuity
1. Less than one year 2 times emoluments
2.One year or more but less Then 5 years 6 times of emoluments
3.5 Years or more but less than 20 years 12 times emoluments
4.20 years or more half of emoluments for every completed 
six monthly period of qualifying service 
subject to maximum of 33 times of emoluments


Staff Side suggested the following amendment in Sl. No. 3 above which may be split as under :-
a) Five years or more12 times the emoluments but less than 11 years.
b) 11 years or more but less than 20 years20 times of emoluments

The Govt. has not agreed and have suggested that the matter may be raised before the next Pay Commission.

II.Extension of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 to Central Government Pensioners.

The Health Ministry has agreed to extend CS (MA) Rules, 1944 to Pensioners. In many cases which had gone to Court, it has been ruled that pensioners are entitled to full reimbursement of medical expenses incurred by them as per CS (MA) Rules 1944 which are applicable in the case of serving employees. The Department of Expenditure has not agreed to implement the above decision. The pensioners have to wait till the Medical Insurance Scheme is introduced.

III. Grant of modified parity with reference to the Revised Pay Scale corresponding to pre revised Pay Scale of the post from which an employee had retired. The Govt. cited the decision of Supreme Court in K.S. Krishna Swamy Vs UOI (C.A. no.3173-3174/2006 and 3188-3190/2006). According to this the benefit of up-gradation of post subsequent to their retirement would not be admissible to pre 1996 / pre 2006 retirees.

The Staff Side pointed out that the result of this clarification is that a retiree is now being compared with the pay scale of an employee two stages lower and subordinate to the post from which an employee has retired. If V IV CPCs have consciously upgraded certain posts it is established that pay scales granted for these posts were in adequate and only therefore the up-gradation has been recommended by them. On what ground the benefit of up-gradation even in determining the modified parity be denied to them when it is established that they retired from a pay scale which were inadequate.

However Govt. did not agree to reconsider this matter.

The meeting ended with a vote of thanks.

With greetings,

Yours fraternally,

M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/
[http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/2013/05/meeting-of-representatives-of-staff.html]

Increase retirement age of central government employees to 62-Sixty two

Increase retirement age of central government employees to 62-Sixty two

On 21st March 2013, there was an unstarred question in Rajya Sabha, about whether there was a proposal to increase the retirement age of Central government employees. The relevant MOS answered there was no such proposal. That’s not quite true, because there is such a proposal floating around and it went to Cabinet sub-committee and an in principle decision to implement was taken by Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT). One should not mix up existence of a proposal with a decision about implementing it. Evidently, a decision has now been taken to increase the age from 60 to 62 years, the last time such an increase took place was in 1998, when there was an increase from 58 to 60 years. Whenever such a decision is taken, debates centre on the big picture. What are arguments for? First, life expectancies are increasing. There is a shortage of good people within government. Let’s tap this expertise. Second, in any case there are extensions in “exceptional circumstances”. But that’s arbitrary and can be shot down by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC). Why not formalize the system by allowing extensions to everyone? The trouble with this argument is that there will be no finality about 62 either and there will be “exceptional circumstances” beyond 62.

Third, there should be parity. Professors now retire at 65. High Court judges retire at 62, Supreme Court judges retire at 65. The counter-arguments of the big picture are also obvious. India is a young country, young need employment opportunities. Promotional avenues of existing civil servants get blocked. Often, in the private sector, people retire at 60 and there are extensions, with the qualification that extensions are at consolidated monthly emoluments, with no perks. An increase in retirement age occurs with all perks. Therefore, there are significant fiscal costs. While these big picture arguments and counter-arguments are important, my problem is that such decisions aren’t taken because of logical coherence. They are ad hoc decisions, driven by myopic motives. First, increase in retirement age postpones the one-time superannuation burden of severance payments by around Rs 5000 crores. For a government that has drawn up red lines on deficit numbers, that’s a desirable objective, even though it is myopic because it increases fiscal costs on future governments. Second, there’s a clear political cum electoral motive. Outright, if we include Defence, we are talking about 1.5 million Central government employees.

In a broader sense, we are talking about something like 6 million, excluding State governments and quasi-government, all urban. This is therefore a significant component in that 65 million urban household figure. These two points will also be made when the 62 decision is announced. But the one that bothers me most is a third element, one that is invariably never talked about. Such ad hoc decisions are taken because of specific individuals. There is one particular individual whom government wishes to place in one particular position. Once he is placed there, government wishes him to benefit from increase in retirement age. But to ensure he is placed there, one needs to ensure those who are senior to him get out of the way first. After all, supersession is not desirable. Hence, announce the decision after some people have retired at 60 and exited. This is the way decisions are taken. At one level, there is no point complaining, because we have accepted corruption of institutions and systems as fact of life. But when this 62 decision is announced, as it soon will, let us not pretend there are any big picture considerations involved.

Source : www.blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com
[http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/policypuzzles/entry/increase-in-government-retirement-age-to-62]

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Union government requires retirement age 62

Union government requires retirement age 62

The Union Government is seriously considering raising the retirement age to 62 for Central Government employees. Obviously, if the Congress announces this before the Lok Sabha polls, it could expect a sizeable vote share. North Block, which houses the Union Ministry of Finance would be more than happy to have 62 years as the retirement age because for next two years the pension funds can accumulate.

The UPA2 also wants to put the next government in fiscal tight spot, or what is called the War Room effect of the AICC.

Source: www.news.rediff.com
[http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/may/27/union-government-wants-retirement-age-62/bb31a983bae7063849ed4600a9e9ffbd]

Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS) covers death/disability of Government Servants on additional Relief: CGA Orders 2013

Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS) covers death/disability of Government Servants on additional Relief: CGA Orders 2013

1(7)1/DCPS(NPS)/2009/TA/295
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS
7th FLOOR, LOK NAYAK BHAWAN
NEW DELHI

Corrigendum

Dated: 27/05/2013

Sub: Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)

Reference is invited to this office OM No.1(7)/DCPS (NPS)/2009/TA/221 dated 02.7.2009 on the above mentioned subject. The existing para No. 3(xix) of the above OM has been substituted by the following:

"(xix). The Pension Account holding bank will be responsible for obtaining periodical certificates such as Life Certificate, Re-employed Certificate etc. (as prescribed in CPAO’s Scheme for Payment of Pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners through Authorised Banks and intimated electronically to CPAO on due dates. (Life certificate should be obtained by 1st November each year and intimation uploaded on CPAO’s website). Drawing of pensions/family pensions will be subject to the receipt of Life Certificate by CPAO".

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(Chandan Mishra Dwivedi)
Dy. Controller General of Accounts

Source : www.cga.nic.in
[http://cga.nic.in/forms/OrderList.aspx?Id=29]

Anomalies in salaries of Central Government Employees : Minister answered in Parliament

Anomalies in salaries of Central Government Employees : Minister answered in Parliament

In the Parliament the Hon'ble Member Shri.Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh questioned that whether salary anomalies that have arisen on account of the sixth pay commission have not so far been resolved completely and what steps taken by the Government in this regard..?

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY has replied to the question above mentioned in Lok Sabha on 8.5.2013 as follows...

"To resolve anomalies which may have arisen due to implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, orders were issued by the Government for setting up of Anomaly Committee(s) at National as well as Departmental level to look into the anomalies of common categories of employees and pay anomalies specific to the employees of a particular Ministry or Department.

A number of items, relating to the common category of employees were discussed in the National Anomaly Committee which held five meetings. Pay anomalies and other demands relating to the Central Government employees and pensioners/family pensioners were discussed with the representatives of the Staff Side. These have largely been resolved except a few issues where formulation of pay fixation by the Pay Commission was contested by the Staff Side; parity in Pension which is sub-judice, is yet to be resolved.

Pay anomalies specific to the employees of a particular Ministry or Department are being considered by the Departmental Anomaly Committees and no centralized information in this regard is maintained".

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Important Notice from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(HQ) for KV Employees

Important Notice from Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(HQ) for KV Employees

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18,Institutional Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg

No.F.1-1/2013-14/KVS(HQ)/Estt-II

Dated: 15.05.2013

NOTICE

It Is hereby ordered that if a KVS employee wants to visit KVS(HQ), New Delhi in connection with transfer or any other service matters, he/she should have the permission of his/her controlling authority i.e. Dy. Commissioner, KVS, RO/Director ZIET/Princlpal, KV concerned alongwith his/her ID proof.

It has been noted recently that many KVS employees are bringing external influences for furtherance of their service matters especially transfers to their choice stations. All KVS employees are hereby advised to resist from bringing any external influence for furtherance of their service matters, as it constitutes violation of Conduct Rules. Erring officials will be dealt with sternly in future under relevant service rules.

The requests received from the employee concerned for transfer/modification/cancellation of transfer etc or any other service matters will only be considered. Any request received from his/her family members or near relations/others will not be entertained/responded.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority KVS.

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(R.S. BHATNAGAR)
ADMINISTRATRIVE OFFICER (ESTT)

Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ann-15-05-13(2).pdf]

Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for OBCs (Other Backward Classes) reg - Dopt Orders 2013

Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for OBCs (Other Backward Classes) reg - Dopt Orders 2013

No.36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res)
Government of ndia
Ministry oi Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Bock, New Delhi,
Dated: the 27th May, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s office memorandum No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 8th September, 1993 which, inter-alia, provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the creamy layer and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 akh and Rs. 4.5 Iakh and accordingly the expression “Rs.1 lakh” under Category-VI of Schedule to OM dated 8th September, 1993 was revised to “Rs. 2.5 lakh” and to “RS. 4.5 lakh” vide this Department’s OMs No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res.) dated 09.03.2004 and dated 14.10. 2008 respectively.

2. It has now been decided to raise the income limit from Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Other Backward Classes. Accordingly, the expression “Rs. 4.5 lakh” under Category VI in the Schedule to this Department’s aforesaid O.M. of 8th September, 1993 would be substituted by Rs. “Rs. 6 lakh”.

3. The provisions of this office memorandum have effect from 16th May, 2013.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this office memorandum to the notice of all concerned.

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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/36033_1_2013-Estt-Res.pdf]

Latest updates - Removal of Regional Disparities in Promotions in Central Excise and Restructuring

Latest updates - Removal of Regional Disparities in Promotions in Central Excise and Restructuring

All India Central Excise Inspectors' Association Secretary General Shri.K.G.Ajit Kumar has posted recently on his official blog regarding the latest developments on restructuring and removal of regional disparities in promotions of Inspectors of Central Excise. We have reproduced the content of the post and given below for your information...

Restructuring and Removal of Regional Disparities in Promotions

A meeting of National office bearers of the AICEIA was held at New Delhi on 29.04.2013. All issues concerning the cadre were  discussed in detail, especially the developments after the  Patna Convention. The stand that was to be taken by the AICEIA in the meetings with the DGHRD and other Board officials scheduled to be held later  the same  day and on 30.04.2013 was also deliberated upon and decided.

All AICEIA representatives present in Delhi for the meeting of office bearers also participated in the meeting with the DGHRD.  Additional  DG (HRM) and  Additional Director  were also present. Points that emerged during the meeting are  narrated below briefly :

1.  The Cadre Restructuring  file has been sent to Secretary(Expenditure) by the Revenue Secretary, from whom it should go to the DoP&T.

2.  The CBEC proposal is expected to follow the course taken by the CBDT proposal, which is reported to have been approved by the Group of Ministers on 29.04.13,  and now awaits  clearance from the Union Cabinet.

3.  However, even by optimistic estimates, we are still  several months away from  seeing even the  first promotions arising out of the CR exercise. The proposed figures include raising the strength of Gr  B Gazetted Executive from the present 13948 to 19108 , and for Gr  B non- Gazetted Executives- from  20,163 to 25,203.

4. On our repeated and insistent demand that regional disparities in prom otions among Inspectors of Central Excise of different Cadre Control Zones have to be addressed immediately, the CBEC has agreed in principle to take decisive action to do away with regional disparities.

5.  On the methods to be adopted to achieve that end, our Association’s stand is that an exercise of upgradation on the lines of the one undertaken in  1996 be repeated, to promote all Inspectors who have completed 8 years of service,  or at least promote all Inspectors to the level of the junior -most Inspector promoted as Superintendent in any Zone, as on date. The organisational desideratum, however, remains base cadre parity.

6. The DGHRD  had a discussion with the Member(P&V) on the issue on 30.4.13.  After this the  AICEIA office bearers met the DGHRD again.  It is informed that  the  subject file will be put up to the Member  by next week. `

7.The Board now appreciates the fact that an All India Seniority List of Inspectors of Central Excise   is a fait accompli for the period following the Supreme Court judgment dated 09.12.1996 in  the case of Radhey Shyam Singh & Others vs. Union of India & Others.

8. Action has now been initiated by DGHRD to draw such an All India Seniority List of Inspectors. This is already badly delayed since way back in 1996 itself the Board had taken a  decision to introduce All India Seniority for Inspectors, but  never showed enough resolve to implement it.

9.  The AICEIA shall be keenly pursuing these matters and we should resolve not to rest till we achieve these objectives.

AICEIA CEC – July 27th  and 28th, 2013

Chandigarh Circle of the AICEIA has informed that arrangements  are underway to host the upcoming meeting of the AICEIA Central Executive Committee at  Shimla on 27th and 28th July’13 . All delegates are advised to forthwith make travel arrangements accordingly  to avoid inconvenience later and also to curtail expenses. Notice in this  regard shall be issued shortly.

Organisational  News

A meeting  of office bearers of AICEIA Chennai Circle and Chennai Unit of the Superintendents’ Association was held on 20.04.13. A imeetng of  members of Tirupati Branch of the AICEIA  was held on 21.04.13. I was privileged to attend both, and it was indeed an enriching experience. The efforts  being made to strengthen the organization by Com. R. Parthiban and Com. Suresh of Chennai, and Com. Devendra Kumar  and Com. Shyam Sundar Reddy of Tirupati are noteworthy.  The general lack of medical facilities at Tirupati with neither CGHS being extended there  nor empanelment of  AMAs having been undertaken, acute shortage of government quarters coupled with steep rents for private accommodations etc.  are real areas of concern for Inspectors of Tirupati  Commissionerate, which, in the first place, was set up without much justification  either on considerations of revenue or of workload, overlooking other  stations so worthy of Commissionerates  given the workload/ revenue/stagnation in career prospects of subordinate officers that obtained there. The very large  number of Inspectors in Vizag and Tirupati who continue to be meted out unjust treatment in the Transfer and Posting policy of the CCA Hyderabad Zones is also something that needs to be addressed urgently.

Visit of All India office bearers to the western part of the country is long overdue, and shall be undertaken shortly.

Those units who have not yet submitted DDO Certificates  and  their subscription dues to the AICEIA  national body are advised to do so immediately. Particularly disappointing response in this direction has been from Hyderabad, Vizag, Gujarat (except Surat), and Rajasthan.

Membership drives should be undertaken  on a sustained basis  by all Branches and Circles with active participation  of the All India office- bearers   to bring into the fold of the AICEIA all Inspectors of Central Excise in the country.

Confederation’s  All India Conference

The AICEIA extends its warm greetings  to the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers  and wishes all success to the  24th Triennial All India Conference of the Confederation to be held on the 3rd ,  4th and  5th of  May 2013 at Kolkata. Our President Com. A Satish shall be representing our Association in the  Conference.

Source: http://aiceia.blogspot.in/
[http://aiceia.blogspot.in/2013/05/recent-developments-update.html]

Dopt Orders - Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS - Issuance of ‘Zone of Consideration’ for placement of eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) —regarding.


No.6/62011-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training
 

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi date 27th May, 2013

Subject:- Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to Stenographers Grade ‘D’ of CSSS - Issuance of ‘Zone of Consideration’ for placement of eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ in Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) —regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 22nd September, 2011 by which a Zone of Consideration for placement of eligible 98 Steno Grade ‘D’ in Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) was issued in the grade pay of Rs.4200/- in Pay Band-2 in CSSS Cadre.

2. Based on the Common Seniority List of Stenographers Grade ‘D’, a List containing names of Stenographers Grade ‘D' who are eligible to be considered for grant of NFSG is annexed to this O.M. Stenographers Grade ‘D’ from S.No. 1 to 19 of Annexure to this O.M. who had already completed the approved service of 5 years as on 1st July, 2012 are eligible to be considered for grant of NFSG w.e.f. 1st July, 2012 and Stenographers Grade ‘D’ from S.No. 20 to S.No. 89 of Annexure to this O.M. who will be completing the 5 years of approved service on 1st July, 2013 are eligible to be considered for grant of NFSG w.e.f. 1st July, 2013, subject to suitability.

3. Accordingly, the Cadre Units of CSSS are requested to place the eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ as given in Annexure to this O.M. in the NFSG after following the procedure as prescribed in O.M. No. 20/49/2009-CS-II(B) dated 22nd June, 2011 and also furnish the details of Stenographers Grade ‘D’, if any, whose name is not in the list attached but eligible to be considered for grant of NFSG. A copy of the order granting NFSG to eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ may please be furnished to this Department for the purpose of record.

4. Cadre Units should send a report to CS-II Division, detailing the officers who have been granted NFSG, by 15th July, 2013.
 

sd/-
(K.Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Click here to view the 'ANNEXURE TO O.M. NO. 6/6/2011-CS-II(C) DATED 27/05/2013'...

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/06062011.pdf]

Election results of Managing Committee of the CGERWA/Sudhar Sabha/Kalyan Samities for the block year 2013-15 forwarding by AWO reg.

No.7/1/2013-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003
Dated, the 27th May, 2013

To
All Area Welfare Officer,
(As per list attached)

Subject:- Forwarding of election results of Managing Committee of the CGERWA/Sudhar Sabha/Kalyan Samities for the block year 2013-15 - by AWO reg.

Sir,
Reference is invited to this Department's letter No.7/1/2013-Welfare dated 19th March, 2013 regarding holding of election of the Managing /Executive Committee of the Resident's Welfare Association/Sudhar Sabha/Kalyan Samitis for the block year 2013-15. On the scrutiny of the documents submitted for the acceptance of election results, it has been observed that the complete documents/information are not submitted by the Area Welfare Officers (AWO) which results in unnecessary correspondence and wastage of time.

2. In view of the above, AWO's are requested to ensure that the election results are forwarded alongwith photocopies of following documents/information :-
(i) Election circular notifying the date of elections;
(ii) Last date of filing nomination form
(iii) Results submitted by the Returning Officer
(iv) Eligibility of members elected to RWA, mentioning specifically as to:-

(a) whether eligible to contest the election as per provision of Model Constitution in respect of RWAs recognized by DOPT.
(b) Copies of nomination form verified by the respective department of the members elected
(c) whether the member has served in RWA earlier and if so for what duration.
(d) Status of RWA (defuctlrecognized); and
(e) Whether any complaints received/pendinp regarding Conduct of elections to the RWA , and

(v) The office name/address/telephone No.etc.. of the office bearers/Members of the Managing Committee.

3. The AWOs are also requested to send their recommendations alongwith the above mentioned records to
enable us to process the case.

4. The AWOs who have already submitted the election results to this Department may also check the deficit documents, if any, and send the complete documents as mentioned above, immediately for the acceptance of election results. "

5. The AWOs who have not yet submitted election results i.r.o. their RWA's requested to do so without further delay.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Pratima Tyagi)
Director (Canteen))

Source : www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/ElectionResult_270513.pdf]

Grant of Dearness Relief at the rate of FIFTH CPC w.e.f. 1 1.2013 : Pensioners Portal Orders 2013

F.No.42/13/2012-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 24th May, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1 1.2013.

In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 25th October, 2012, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2013 to the following :

(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/- p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 166% w.e.f. 1.1.2013.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 158 % w.e.f. 1.1.2013.

(a) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue In consultation with the C&AG.

3. Orders have been Issued vide OM No. 38/6/2010-P&PW(A)(Pt.) dated 18th March, 2013 for revision of provisional pension sanctioned before 1.1.2006. Therefore, the revised rates of DR applicable after 6th CPC will be applicable to the revised provisional pension w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No. 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 24th May, 2013.

5. Hindi version will follow.  

sd/-
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source : www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/DR_240513.pdf]

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Availing of LTC (Leave Travel Concession) in current block year

Availing of  LTC (Leave Travel Concession) in current block year

 Everyone knows that all central government employees can avail LTC through their respective department and can use this opportunity for traveling to any part India. This concession can be availed in block years.  A block year consists of four calendar years. As far this block year is concerned, this year 2013 is the last year in this particular block year – i.e. 2010-2013.

Employees can use this opportunity this year itself without waiting for an extension in the next year. In the last couple of years the block years were extended for another one year for the benefit of many of our employees who are not utilizing it properly. In JCM Meetings, Trade unions and Federations are demanding more facilities in LTC like Air Travel from anywhere in India. Now employees can travel to Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern States by air. The government has informed that only about 20% of the employees are utilizing this concession.

Going for vacation to different places with family and friends gives the entire family, a fresh atmosphere.  Mingling with friends and other people in different places nourishes our thoughts and minds. In foreign countries, going for a vacation is encouraged very much. To conclude, all central government employees should grab this golden opportunity to travel to any part our country and can enjoy their vacation.

KVS Orders 2013 : Pension Adalat for KV Pensioners and Family Pensioners on 7th June, 2013 (Friday)

KVS Orders 2013 : Pension Adalat for KV Pensioners and Family Pensioners on 7th June, 2013 (Friday)

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has announced through its portal that the 'Pension Adalat' will be held on 7.6.2013 in the premises of KVS (HQ), New Delhi, Pensioners and Family Pensioners of KVS are requested to forward their pension related grievances in the Pension Adalat Camp. The official order is reproduced and given as under:
We value our Employees
We care about our PENSIONERS

Office of KVS(Hqrs) New Delhi Holds Pension Adalat On 7th June, 2013(Friday) at 10.00 a.m

Pension Adalat/open session will be held at KVS(Hqrs.) New Delhi on 07.06.2013 (Friday) at 10.00 hours at the office of KVS(Hqrs.), 18-Institutional Area. Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi-110016.

Pensioners/Family pensioners whose PPO(s) have been issued and retirement benefits SETTLED/PAID BY KVS(HQRS.) New Delhi, are requested to forward their pension related grievance, if any, to the Finance Officer(Pension), of KVS (Hqrs.) 18-Insitutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi-110016 in two copies containing all relevant details viz Name and Designation of the pensioner/family pensioner, Date of retirement/death, Name of KV/RO in which the pensioner/deceased employee (pensioner)served and post held by him, PPO number, Name and address of pension disbursing authority (paying branch of SBI), current correspondence address and contact numbers etc. along with full details of their grievance which should reach in KVS, Hqrs. office on or before 31.5.2013.

NOTES:
  1. Grievances of other pensioners whose retirement benefits/PPOs issued by ROs may send their grievances addressed to the Dy.Commissioner, KVS of respective Regional Office.
  2. Cases involving purely legal points eg. Succession etc. and the grievances involving policy matters can not be taken upin the Adalat.
  3. Grievances may be sent through post or E-mail i.e. Email ID kvshgrspensionadalat@gmail.com
  4. Telephone No. 011-26858570/Ext.269 & FAX no.011-26514179.
  5. No TA/DA will be admissible for attending Pension Adalat.
  6. For more details visit our office website www.kvsangathan.nic.in

Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/CIR-ACTT-22-05-13.PDF]

Adhoc: Under Secretaries working on adhoc basis - Extension of period for one year beyond 31.05.2013

Adhoc: Under Secretaries working on adhoc basis - Extension of period for one year beyond 31.05.2013

No.5/9/2012-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003

Dated the 24th May, 2013
ORDER

Subject: Under Secretaries working on adhoc basis - Extension of period for one year beyond 31.05.2013.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s order No.5/3/2010-CS.I(U), dated 26.05.2010 and subsequent several orders for promotion of Section Officers of the CSS to the grade of Under Secretary on adhoc basis. The tenure of adhoc appointment of the officers covered under the above orders and still continuing on adhoc basis is upto 31.05.2013. With the approval of the competent authority, the tenure of adhoc appointment of Under Secretaries is hereby extended upto 31.05.2014 or till the posts are filled up on
regular basis, whichever is earlier.

2. This order will be applicable to all such officers who are continuously holding the post of Under Secretary on adhoc basis as perafore mentioned orders. This order will, however, not be applicable to those officers whose promotions were cancelled subsequently. The continuation of the adhoc promotion beyond 31.05.2013 is subject to the conditions as mentioned in this Department’s afore mentioned orders.

sd/-
(Utkharsh R.Tiwaari)
Director
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/extension-of-adhoc-promotion.pdf]

Friday, May 24, 2013

Clarification in pre-revised pay structure on the grant of one increment - Finance Ministry

Finance Ministry Orders 2013 : Clarification on grant of one increment in pre-revised pay structure - OM dated 19.03.2013.

Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.03.2013 - clarification

F.No.1/1/2008-IC
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd May, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.3.2012 - clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum of even no. dated 19.3.2012 which provides that those Central Government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006, may be granted one increment as on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and, thereafter, will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006.

2. As per this Ministry’s OM No. F. No. 1/1/2008-IC dated 30th August, 2008. fitment tables have been prescribed in Annexure-1 thereto, specifying the stages of revised pay in the revised pay band with reference to each stage of pre-revised pay in various pre-revised pay scales. As per the fitment tables, the stage of revised pay in the pay band has been mentioned at the same stage in respect of two consecutive pre-revised stages of pay in cases of certain pre-revised scales.

3. This Ministry has been receiving references as to whether in cases where the fitment table provides for the same revised stage in case of two consecutive pre-revised stages in a particular pre-revised scale of pay, the
benefit of bunching is admissible after grant of one increment in the pre-revised pay scale by virtue of this Ministry’s OM dated 19.3.2012.

4. The matter has been considered and it is clarified that Fitment Table contained in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008 is to he strictly followed for fixation of pay in the revised structure without any deviation.

5. In cases where the stages of fixation of pay in the revised pay band as per fitment table contained in the aforesaid OM dated 30.8.2008 provides for the same revised stage in the Pay Band with reference to two consecutive stages of pre-revised pay in the corresponding pre-revised scales, then in such cases due to application of this Ministry's OM dated 19.3.2012, there will be no change in the revised pay as on 1.1.2006, if the revised stage with reference to the pre-revised pay after accounting for one increment in the pre-revised scale does not undergo any change as per the Fitment Table. It is also clarified that no further bunching will be allowed in such cases and no re-fixation of pay will be admissible in the revised pay as on 1.1.2006.

sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source : www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/misc/Grant_1increment_prerevisePay.pdf]

Restructuring of the IT(Income Tax) Department

Restructuring of the IT(Income Tax) Department

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Cabinet

Ministry of Finance

23-May, 2013 20:25 IST

Restructuring of the Income Tax Department

The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal for creation of 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax Department in various cadres that is 1349 additional posts in the IRS cadre and 19,402 additional posts in the non-IRS cadres. This will help the Income Tax Department collect increased revenue and provide better tax payers services.

An additional expenditure of Rs. 449.71 crore per annum is likely to be incurred on creation of additional posts and upgradation of some existing posts. This additional expenditure would be more than compensated by the increased revenue of more than Rs. 25,000 crore per annum proposed to be generated as a result of this exercise.

Source: PIB News

To fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs: Review of the Special Recruitment Drive launched

To fill up the backlog reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and OBCs: Review of the Special Recruitment Drive launched

The Union Cabinet today approved the Special Recruitment Drive launched to fill up the backlog in reserved vacancies of the Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

The achievement of the drive was reviewed in July, 2011 by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as there was a large backlog of vacancies which were yet to be filled. The drive was re-launched to fill up the remaining identified backlog vacancies by the end of the financial year i.e. 31.03.2012. All Ministries/Departments were requested to make concerted efforts to ensure that the remaining backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs were filled up by 31st March, 2012.

The achievement of the Special Recruitment Drive on its conclusion on 31st March, 2012, as reported by various Ministries/Departments is as follows:

(i) A total of 75,522 backlog vacancies were identified. Of these, 44,427 were in the direct recruitment quota and 31,095 in the promotion quota.

(ii) Of the 44,427 backlog vacancies in the direct recruitment quota, 28,588 have been filled up so far. The success rate in direct recruitment quota is therefore 64.35 percent .

(iii) Out of 31,095 backlog vacancies in the promotion quota, there are 11,347 vacancies (SC 4,239 & ST 7,106) for which eligible candidates are not available even in the extended zone of consideration. Therefore, it has not been found possible to fill up these vacancies. Out of the remaining 19,748 vacancies in the promotion quota, 19,446 vacancies have been filled up so far. After excluding the vacancies for which candidates are not available, achievement of the drive in respect of the promotion quota is 98.47 percent.

Source : PIB News

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Making PAN card mandatory for Tier-II Account and Circular on Addendum to KYC documents for entry and exit of NPS - PFRDA

CIRCULAR

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

PFRDA/2013/11/PDEX/7

May 22, 2013

To,
All POP’s, Aggreators, CRA, Central and State Governments,

Dear Sir Madam,

Sub: 1. KYC documents required for entry & exit of National Pension System - Addendum.
2. Making PAN Card a Mandatory requirement for opening and operation of Tier II account

Pursuant to PFRDA’s earlier circular no PFRDA/2013/1/PDEX/25 dated 11.01.2013 with respect to revised list of Know Your Customer (KYC) documents required for both entry and exit under National Pension System, it has been decided to include below mentioned documents in addition to the acceptable KYC documentation, on the basis of feedback received from various entities registered under NPS:

Identification ProofIdentity card issued by Central/State government and its Departments, Statuary/Regulatory Authorities, Public Sector Undertakings, Scheduled Commercial Banks, Public Financial Institutions, Colleges affiliated to Universities and Professional Bodies such as ICAI, ICWAI, lCSl, Bar Council etc.
Address Proof The identity card/document with address, issued by any of the following: Central / State Government and its Departments, Statuary/Regulatory Authorities, Public Sector Undertakings, Schedules Commercial Banks, Public Financial Institution for their employees.

2. It has also been decided to make submission of PAN Card a mandatory requirement for opening and operation of a Tier II account for all sectors under NPS with immediate effect to ensure compliance with AML/CFT guidelines.

CIRCULAR

In pursuance of this, all existing Tier II accounts under NPS need to be made PAN compliant. The subscribers would be given a time period of 3 months from the date of issuance of this circular, after which the operation of such account would be suspended till the requirement is complied with.

This is for the information of all concerned. The circular has also been placed on PFRDA website at http://www.pfrda.org.in and CRA website at http://www.npscra.nsdl.co.in.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
Venkateswarlu Peri
General Manager

Source: www.pfrda.org.in
[http://pfrda.org.in/writereaddata/linkimages/Revised%20KYC%20documents%20for%20entry%20and%20exit%20of%20NPS8617173677.pdf]

Immovable Property Return for the year 2012 (as on 31.12.2012) Submission by US and above levels of the Central Secretariat Service Officers - regarding

REMINDER

No.261/01/2013-CS.I (U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated: 23rd May, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2012 (as on 31.12.2012) by US and above levels of the Central Secretariat Service Officers - regarding.

Reference is invited to this Departments O.M. of even number dated 09.01.2013 on the subject mentioned above.

2. Ministries / Departments are well aware that the Immovable Property Returns (IPR) in respect of CSS Officers (Under Secretary and above level) are required to be furnished to this Division by 31st of January every year. However, the IPR for the year 2012 (as on 31.12.2012) in respect of several officers has not yet been received by this Department.

3. Ministries / Departments are, therefore, requested to obtain the IPRs from the defaulting officers and forward the same to this Department immediately. Attention of defaulting officers may also be invited to this Department’s O.M.No.11012/11/2007-Estt.A dated 14.12.2007 read with O.M. of even number dated 27.09.2011 stipulating that Group ‘A’ officers, who do not submit the property return by the prescribed time would be denied vigilance clearance for (a) empanelment (b) deputation and (c) training programmes (except mandatory training).

4. Submission of the IPR online. As Ministries / Departments are aware, this Department has launched the Web Based Cadre Management System for CSS Officers which is presently hosted at http://10.21.145.125 One of the modules of the system is submission of IPRs online. All CSS Officers including those who have already submitted IPR manually are also requested to submit the complete details of Immovable Property held by them in the on line system also.

5. All Ministries / Departments are requested to bring this O.M. to knowledge of all CSS Officers under their control.

sd/-
(V.Srinivasaragavan)
Under Secretary o the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/ipr23052013.pdf]

CONDEMNED VEHICLE - FOR SALE NOTICE


No. 52/1/20I2-13/CCSCSB
CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL AND SPORTS BOARD
Department of Personnel and Training

SUB: NOTICE FOR SALE OF CONDEMNED VEHICLE

Sealed bids are invited for sale of one no. Tata Indica, 2002 make of condemned vehicle on as-is-wherw-is-basis.

Instructions and terms & condition

1. The vehicles are offered for disposal on "AS IS WHERE IS BASIS".

2. The bidder may inspect the said vchicles from 01/06/2013 to 05/06/2013 between 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM on working days. In this regard contact Mr.Piyush Jain, Junior Supervisor Games at Ph. No. 9212799477. No Complaint whatsoever will be entertained after the bid is submitted or before or after the vehicle is lifted from the premises. No request for inspection after submission of bid will be accepted.

3. The sealed bids super scribed ‘Bids for sale of condemned vehicles” on an envelope, will be received latest by 06/06/2013 through Indian post. The same will be opened on 07/06/2013 in the presence of bidders, if any. No bids either by post or in hand will be received after that time and date specified above. The Bids should he addressed to Secretary, CCSCSB, Room No. 361, 3rd floor, Lokanayak Bhawan, khan Market, New Delhi-03.

4. The offers given in the valid bids received on due date and time only will be considered.

5. In the event of acceptance of Bids, the successful bidder will be required to deposit full amount in shape of DD in favour of “Secretary, CCSCSB, New Delhi".

6. The vehicle will be delivered only after the receipt of full payment and has to be lifted within 02 days of completion of deal.

7. Once the release order is issued, this office will not be responsible either for safe custody or for any loss or damage to the subject vehicle.

8. The highest bid once accepted is not transferable to anyone. In case the bidder is a company, the name of the company should be indicated as the bidder. In such cases the person appearing for the company should have the authorization letter in a proper format issued from a competent authority of the company.

9. Only the highest bid amount in and above the minimum reserve price will be accepted.

10.The Secretary, CCSCSB reserves the right to reject any or all the bids without assigning any reasons. The Secretary,CCSCSB also reserves the right to withdraw the said vehicle from the auction without assigning any reasons thereof. The decision of the Secretary., CCSCSB will be final in this regard during the process of this Bid-cum sale at any stage.

sd/-
(Raju Bagga)
Assistant Secretary/SO

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/vehiclesale.pdf]

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Development of E-modules as training tool for CSS officers - invitation of applications reg.

Development of E-modules as training tool for CSS officers - invitation of applications reg.
F.No.8/13/2012-CS.I(Trg.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
CS.l Division

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 21st May 2013

CIRCULAR
Subject: Development of E-modules as training tool for CSS officers - invitation of applications reg.

Department of Personnel & Training is the cadre controlling authority for Central Secretariat Service Officers. Officers of CSS are nominated for training at the Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) for various mandatory trainings under the cadre training plan. In addition to mandatory training, CSS Officers are also nominated by Ministries/Departments to other training programmes conducted by ISTM on specific topics.

2. As on date, no training module is available on line. It has been decided to develop e-training modules on subjects common to all Ministries / Departments with a view to enrich the existing training programmes conducted by ISTM. E-training modules will also help officers to access training material easily to acquire knowledge on such common subjects and prepare them in handling these subject matters. Further, these e-modules can also work as a primer to officers prior to attending class room sessions to make them understand the subject well and make the class room training more effective. It has, therefore been decided to invite applications from willing officers both serving and retired to prepare training material which will be converted into e-training modules.

3. The details of the proposal are given as under :

I. Purpose of the e-modules
(i) To give an overview of the subject matter.
(ii) Act as a primer or introductory course.
(iii) Gives the Govt. servant the basic knowledge of the subject matter and makes him capable of handling issues related tothe subject.
(iv) Makes him understand where to look for in case he requires in-depth knowledge of the matter.

II. What should it cover?
(i) Related constitutional/legal provisions
(ii) All major and important aspects
(iii) Important instructions on the subject
(iv) Important landmark cases decided by the apex court
(v) Illustrations and hands on tutorials to test understanding of the subject.


III. How should it be framed?
(i) In lucid and succinct language
(ii) At the end of each chapter questions to test the understanding of the subject
(iii) FAQs
(iv) Reference to important circulars issued by DoPT or other relevant Department
(v) At the end of the course, a detailed test covering the entire course.

IV. Size of the material  - The participant should be able to complete the module in seven days by devoting one hour daily.

V. Duration for developing the module - One month

VI. Fee and Consultation Fee - Rs.30,000/- per module will be paid to the officers (both serving/ retired) engaged for developing the module. The fee is payable only after acceptance of the module by DoPT.

VII. Subjects on which training modules are to be prepared
(i) Reservation in Service
(ii) Administrative Vigilance
(iii) Noting & Drafting
(iv) Pension & Other Retirement Benefits
(v) Purchase Management in Govt.
(vi) Records Management
(vii) Parliamentary Procedure
(viii) Conduct Rules
(ix) Handling of court cases - basic procedure, preparation of counter affidavit, WP. SLP, affidavit etc.
(x) Departmental Promotion Committees/ Promotion.

4. Applications are, therefore, invited from retired / serving Central Govt. officers not below the rank of Under Secretary to the Govt. of India and who have sufficient experience of handling the subject matter to design training material which will eventually be converted into e-training modules. Experience of developing training modules will be given due weightage in selecting the candidates in case of serving officers the application should be routed through proper channel.

5. The application is required to be submitted in the enclosed format latest by 15th June 2013.

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(Utkaarsh R Tiwari)
Director
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/emodules.pdf]

Development of a Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSSS/CSCS — Data collection regarding

Development of a Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSSS/CSCS — Data collection regarding
TIME BOUND

No. 25/1/2013-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi dated the 21st May, 2013



OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Development of a Web Based software solution for Cadre Management of CSSS/CSCS — Data collection regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 9th May, 2013 on the above subject.

2. While some cadre units have furnished the information in part, there are cadre units who are yet to respond. It may be emphasized in this regard that the development of the web based software has been taken up by this Department ina time-bound manner. The progress of the work is being constantly monitored. It is, therefore, required that cadre units take up this activity also on priority basis.

3. With a view to review the pace of submission of data and difficulties being faced by the cadre units, if any, meeting is to be taken by Ms.Vandana Sharma, Director (CS.II) on 24th May, 2013 at 11.00 AM. The meeting will be held in the official Chamber of Director (CS.II) i.e. Room No. 348, 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.

4, Deputy Secretaries/Under Secretaries of the cadre units as mentioned in Annexure to this O.M. are requested to attend the said meeting on appointed day and time.

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(K.Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/webMeeting2.pdf]

Dopt Orders 2013 : Proper Monitoring of deputation by the lending departments

Dopt Orders 2013 : Proper Monitoring of deputation by the lending departments



No.6/8/2009-Estt (Pay-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 16th May, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Proper Monitoring of deputation by the lending departments.

Undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments OM of even number dated the 17th June, 2010 and to say that as per existing instructions no extension in deputation beyond the fifth year is allowed. Further, as per the OM No. 14017/30/2006-Estt (RR) dated the 29th November, 2006, the deputationist officer is deemed to have been relieved on the date of expiry of the deputation period unless the competent authority has with requisite approvals, extended the period of deputation, in writing, prior to the date of its expiry. These instructions were reiterated vide the OM of even number dated the 1st March, 2011.

2. In 56th Report of the Action Taken Replies of the Government on the recommendations/observations contained in the 5th Report on the Demands for Grants (2012-13) of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions by the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee has observed inter alia that policy on deputation envisages mobility of personnel between Departments etc so that the employee as well as the Departments benefit from the process. The tendency of treating deputation as a tool to ensure more comfortable, or even home town postings is required to be discouraged. The instrument of deputation serves public interest only when there is a rational connection with the qualifications and work experience of the deputationist, and the deputation continues for a reasonable period. This would also ensure that both the
 lending as well as the borrowing department benefit from the experience / exposure of deputationist officer.

3. All the Ministries/Departments are therefore advised to ensure that deputations are strictly monitored by lending Government Departments. Requests of the borrowing authorities for no objection to extension of
deputations should be closely scrutinized to curb tendency to allow extensions on extraneous grounds, and overstay.

4. These instructions are in addition to the previous OMs on the subject, and in no way dilute the responsibility of the deputationist and borrowing departments to ensure that the deputationists are relieved in time on completion of their approved tenures.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/6_8_2009-Estt.Pay-II-16052013.pdf]

Pension Scheme for the employees of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)

Pension Scheme for the employees of Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)

Number of various categories of posts in teaching as well as non-teaching categories in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas..?

Whether persons appointed in JNVs prior to the year 2004 in teaching as well as non-teaching categories are not getting pension after retirement..?

The Ministry has replied to the questions above mentioned in Lok Sabha on 13.3.2013 as under...


"The number of teaching as well as non-teaching categories of posts sanctioned in the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the country is given below:-


Sl. No. Category Posts Sanctioned
1Principal584
2Vice-Principal395
3Post Graduate Teacher (PGT)4,332
4Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT)5,146
5Misc. Categories teachers3,056
6Non-teaching staff9,023
Total22,536

The employees of JNVs appointed before 01.01.2004 have not been found eligible for the grant of pension under the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 as the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), an autonomous organization, was registered after 01.01.1986, the cut-off date for determining the eligibility of employees of autonomous bodies, for pension under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. These employees have been representing for this pension and some sections of them had proceeded on strike with effect from 06.02.2013 for fulfillment of their demands, of which the major demand related to grant of pension. The strike has since been withdrawn with effect from 15.2.2013 after assurances from the Government that all their legitimate demands would be sympathetically considered in a time-bound manner.
The Government has approved the introduction of the New Pension Scheme (NPS) for all the regular employees of the NVS, joining on or after 1.4.2009. Those employees who had joined the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti on a regular basis before 1.4.2009, including those appointed prior to the year 2004, shall have the option either to continue with the existing Contributory Provident Fund Scheme or to join the New Pension Scheme".

Promotion of the Visually Impaired

Promotion of the Visually Impaired

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri.D.Napoleon submitted the below information as written reply to a question raised in Lok Sabha on 19th March 2013 regarding the subject of promotion to visually impaired persons as follows...

"As per Section 33 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) (PwD) Act, 1995, every appropriate Government shall appoint in every establishment such percentage of vacancies not less than three percent for persons or class of persons with disability of which one per cent. each shall be reserved for persons suffering from-

(i) Blindness or low vision;

(ii) Hearing impairment;

(iii) Loco motor disability or cerebral palsy, in the posts identified for each disability.

Further, with a view to encourage employment of Persons with Disabilities in private sector, the Government provides the employer’s contribution for Employees Provident Fund (EPF) and Employees State Insurance (ESI) for 3 years, for employees with disabilities including visually impaired persons employed in the private sector on or after 01.04.2008, with a monthly salary upto Rs.25, 000 under its Scheme of Incentives to the Private Sector for Employment of Physically Challenged Persons.

Government has issued uniform and comprehensive guidelines for conducting examination for the persons with disabilities for regular and competitive examinations".

Dearness Allowance (DA) as Dearness Pay

Dearness Allowance (DA) as Dearness Pay

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-4384
ANSWERED ON-07.05.2013

Dearness Allowance as Dearness Pay
4384 .    SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR

(a) whether the earlier Pay Commissions for Central Government Employees had recommended that a certain percentage of Dearness Allowance to be treated as Dearness Pay;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) by when the salaried class as well as pensioners are likely to be benefited so as to overcome the hardship being faced by them to maintain their day-to-day household expenses?

ANSWER
Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance (E & FS)
(Shri Namo Narain Meena)

(a)&(b)    The 5th Pay Commission had recommended that Dearness Allowance should be converted into Dearness Pay each time the Consumer Price Index increases by 50% over the base index used by the last pay Commission. Accordingly the Government issued orders on 27.02.2004 for merging of 50% of the DA with the basic pay w.e.f.01.04.2004.

(c) The 6th Central Pay Commission had recommended not to merge Dearness Allowance with basic pay at any stage. Government has accepted this recommendation vide Resolution dated 29.08.2008. Hence the question to merge DA with basic pay does not arise. However, the rate of DA is being revised at periodic intervals.

source-RAJYA SABHA

Government urges all tax Payers to pay Appropriate taxes and to disclose their True income within the Current Financial Year...

Government urges all tax Payers to pay Appropriate taxes and to disclose their True income within the Current Financial Year...

A Compliance Management Cell has been set-up to Ensure Follow-up Action and Track Return Filing and Tax Payment of the Target Segment; 70,000 Letters are being sent in 2 Batches to High Priority Cases in this Month

The Union Finance Minister Shri P. Chidambaram has repeatedly emphasized that there is need for a non–intrusive tax administration to enable the tax payer to file his/her return and pay appropriate taxes.

In the statement made by the Revenue Secretary, Government of India to the media on 11th February 2013, he had mentioned that the Directorate of Systems has undertaken a business intelligence project to identify PAN holders who have not filed Income Tax Return and about whom specific information is available in Annual Information Return (AIR), Central Information Branch (CIB) data and TDS/TCS Returns. Information in the Cash Transaction Reports (CTRs) of FIU-IND was also included as part of this data matching exercise. This data analysis has identified target segment of 12,19,832 non-filers linked to more than 4.7 crore information records. Rule based algorithms were used to identify high priority cases for follow-up and monitoring.

Letters were sent in three batches to 1,05,000 high priority cases seeking to know whether the person had filed his Income Tax return or not. The letter contained the summary of the information of financial transaction(s) along with a customized response sheet.

Preliminary assessment of the results show that a large number of taxpayers have filed return of income and paid self assessment tax after initiation of this exercise. Taxes of more than Rs. 600 crore has been paid as self assessment tax and advance tax by the target segment in last three months.

This exercise is now being expanded and a compliance management cell has been set up to ensure follow-up action and track return filing and tax payment of the target segment. Another 70,000 letters are being sent in 2 batches to other high priority cases in this month, of these, the first batch of 35,000 letters has been dispatched on 20/5/2013.

This data analysis initiative has also helped in defining the scope and requirements of a comprehensive Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence (DW & BI) Project of the Income Tax Department. The DW&BI Project will develop a comprehensive integrated platform for effective utilisation of available and accessible information to promote voluntary compliance, deter non-compliance and impart confidence that all eligible persons pay appropriate tax. The project will integrate enterprise data warehouse, data mining, web mining, predictive modelling, data exchange, master data management, centralised processing, compliance risk management and case analysis capabilities.

Government once again urges all tax payers to disclose their true income and pay appropriate taxes within the current financial year.

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