Sunday, March 3, 2013

SSC Recruitment for Prasar-Bharti for Engineering Assistant and Technician March-2013

SSC Recruitment for Prasar-Bharti for Engineering Assistant and Technician March-2013

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Combined Recruitment for the post of Engineering Assistant and Technician in Prasar Bharati Examination – 2013

Staff Selection Commission will hold a Combined All India Open Examination on 26/05/2013 for recruitment to the posts of  Engineer Assistants and Technicians in The Prasar Bharati (PB), which is a statutory autonomous body established under the Prasar Bharati (Broadcasting Corporation of India) Act 1990, India‘s largest broadcaster and comprises Doordarshan & All India Radio. SSC invites Online applications for the following posts :

  1. Engineering Assistant : 1290 posts (UR-659, SC-201, ST-135, OBC-295, PWD-37), Pay Scale : Rs. 9300-34800 Grade Pay Rs.4200/-, Age : 30 years as on 01/01/2013
  2. Technician : 340 posts (UR-181, SC-54, ST-34, OBC-71, PWD-7, Ex.SM-35), Pay Scale : Rs.  5200 - 20200 Grade Pay Rs. 2400/-, Age : 18-25 years as on 01/01/2013
Rs. 200/- in to be paid in SBI by payment challan or by Net Banking. No fee for SC/ ST/ PH/ Women and Ex-servicemen candidates.

How to Apply:
Candidate should apply Online at
on or before 20/03/2013 for Part-I and up to 22/03/2013 for Part-II

Central Government Health Scheme stent aid slashed, heart patients unhappy

 Central Government Health Scheme stent aid slashed, heart patients unhappy

BANGALORE: Heart patients availing benefits under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) will have to dig deeper into their pockets for treatment.

The Union ministry of health and family welfare has cut the aid by nearly 50% to various coronary drug-eluting stents to Rs 25,000 effective February 21. This is irrespective of the standard of stent used.

The CGHS beneficiaries who undergo angioplasty will be reimbursed for stents as per the new rates  a maximum of Rs 25,000 for drug-eluting stents and Rs 12,000 for the bare-metal coronary stents.

Till February 20, the CGHS rates were Rs 65,000 for drug-eluting stents approved by Drug Controller General of India and FDA; Rs 50,000 for sents approved by CE, Europe; and Rs 40,000 for those manufactured indigenously.

The move has not gone down well with the patients and the hospitals, who fear quality stents would be unaffordable.

Drug-eluting stents prevent narrowing of coronary artery after . They are coated with medicine that prevents scar tissue from growing into the artery.

There are about 40,000 CGHS card holders in Karnataka and about 1 lakh beneficiaries under this scheme. However, the exact number of persons with cardiovascular diseases in the CGHS scheme is not known.

Ravi Kant, undersecretary, government of India, has stated on the CGHS website: "Reimbursement to the beneficiaries/empanelled hospitals shall be allowed subject to the ceiling rates or actual, whichever are lower."

The decision will affect the CGHS beneficiaries as the market rate for high-end drug-eluting stents is between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 2 lakh. "With this decision, patients will have to pay from their pocket if they want FDA-approved stents," said a senior cardiologist from Bangalore.

"I came to know about this sudden change only after my wife was operated last week at a private hospital empanelled with CGHS. As we already had fixed the date of surgery around February 18, we could not back out. I had to withdraw a bank fixed deposit to settle the difference in the cost of stent as I was left with no option," said Murugesh Shetty (name changed), a retired central government employee.

"Not just poor and retired employees from central government jobs, but even affluent and high-ranked government officials will be affected by the Centre's move as they go to government hospitals for treatment. A patient will either have to shell out a huge amount or will have to compromise on the quality of stent," said Dr C N Manjunath, senior cardiologist and director, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences and Research.

"This decision has come as a rude shock for pensioners. You can't afford to pay such a huge difference if you depend on pension nor can you compromise on quality of stent as it is a matter of your life. Hospitals too will be hit as they don't stock stents at wholesale rate. Older versions of stents, which are comparatively cheap, are not as much beneficial as the high-end stents," said Dr Ranganath Nayak, interventional cardiologist, Vikram Hospital.

Source: TOI

Notional fixation of pay to officers included in USSL 2009 and 2010 reg.

Notional fixation of pay to officers included in USSL 2009 and 2010 reg.
No.5/11/2011-CS-I (U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated the 27th February 2013


Subject : Notional fixation of pay to officers included in USSL 2009 and 2010 reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to references received from Ministries/ Departments forwarding therewith requests of officers included in USSLs 2009 & 2010 for notional fixation of pay in the grade of Under Secretary from 1 July of the Select List year. The issue has been examined in this Department.

2. It is informed that as per DPC guidelines promotions are effective from a prospective date. Grant of notional fixation of pay from a date prior to the date of actual promotion is not as per the general instructions on promotion. The pay and allowances attached to a post is admissible only w.e.f. the date of appointment to the post and for actual pay benefit, assumption of charge of the promotional post is the criterion.

3. It was decided by this Department that notional fixation of pay would not be allowed to any grade/ service on the ground of delayed holding of DPC. Accordingly, in the Office Memorandum of even number dated 26.11.2012 issued by this Department for inclusion of officers in USSL-2009 & 2010 no instructions were issued for notional fixation of pay.

4. Accordingly, notional fixation of pay in respect of officers included in USSL-2009 and 2010, w.e.f. 1 July of the Select List year is not consistent with extant rules/instructions on the subject and is not, therefore, allowed. All the Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to review the cases of fixation of pay of officers included in USSLs 2009 & 2010 and take steps to rectify the pay fixation in all those cases where the benefit of notional fixation of pay has incorrectly extended.

(Utkarsh R Tiwaari)


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