Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dopt Orders 2013 - Sanctioned strength of officials of CSCS streamlining of procedure for collecting on-line data/information reg.

Dopt Orders 2013 - Sanctioned strength of officials of CSCS streamlining of procedure for collecting on-line data/information reg.


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -3
Dated, the 14th August, 2013.


Subject : Sanctioned strength of officials of CSCS streamlining of procedure for collecting on-line data/in formation reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 03.07.2013 on the subject cited above and to say that many Cadre Units have not furnished the information so far.

To facilitate and smoothen the process of on-line submission of data, all the Cadre Units are again requested to furnish the sanctioned strength and incumbency position of UDC, ad-hoc UDC, UDC and ad-hoc Assistant, with representation of SCs, STs, OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in each grade as on 01.01.2012 and 01.01.2013 within 10 days.

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

Source: www.persmin.gov.in

Select List of Section Officer's Grade for the year 2010 against Examination Quota on the basis of Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Exam -2009, 2010 & 2011 held by the UPSC

Select List of Section Officer's Grade for the year 2010 against Examination Quota on the basis of Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Exam -2009, 2010 & 2011 held by the UPSC


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi -110 003, the 19th August, 2013.

Subject :  Select List of Section Officers’ Grade for the year 2010 against Examination Quota on the basis of Combined Limited Departmental Competitive Examination -2009, 2010 & 2011 held by the UPSC.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Department of Personnel & Training had reported 268 (UR - 229, SC - 24 & ST - 15) vacancies for the year 2010 to be filled up in the Section Officers grade of Central Secretariat Service(CSS) on the basis of the results of the Combined SOs/Stenographers (Gr. 'B’/Gr 'I') Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2009, 2010 & 2011conducted by UPSC. UPSC has since declared the final result of LDCE 2009, 2010 & 2011 on 24 July, 2013. The details of qualified candidates for the year 2010 are as under:
Category I- Section Officer

Out of 257 (UR - 229, SC - 24, SI - 04) candidates recommended by UPSC, only 255 (UR- 227, SC -24, ST- 04) candidates are effectively available for consideration for appointment as Section Officers in the Select List of the year 2010. Allocation of candidates has been made having regard to the vacancies in the various cadre units and Rotational Transfer Policy for CSS personnel. The list of candidates is annexed. Dossiers of the candidates included in the Select List will be sent in due course.

2. The cadre unit authorities are requested to initiate the process of appointment/relieving of the candidates immediately subject to being clear from vigilance angle as per available relevant instructions on the subject.

3. It may also be brought to the notice of all the officers who figure in the annexure that their appointments shall be subject to the outcome of the following Court cases and also as per any other order by any competent court in any of the connected matters :

(i) OA No. 4135/2012, MA No. 3477/2012 filed by Shri Rajeev R & Ors Vs UOI in CAT, New Delhi

(ii) OA No 4082/2012 & MA No. 3448/2012 filed by Shri M.R.Meena & Ors Vs UOI in CAT New Delhi

(iii) OA No. 4141/2012 filed by Shri Shanti LaI Bourasi & Ors Vs. UOI in CAT New Delhi.

4. A copy of the appointment order may be endorsed to this Department for record.

5. The receipt of the OM along with enclosures may please be acknowledged.

6. With the issue of this OM all requests from individuals Ministries/Departments on the subject are disposed off.

(Hindi version will follow)

End As above

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.gov.in

CSD: Unit Run Canteen's employees are not government employees

CSD: Unit Run Canteen's employees are not government employees

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Unit Run Canteens

Demands from various forums have been received for implementation of Sixth Pay Commission recommendations in respect of URC employees, however, these recommendations have not been accepted as URC employees are not government employees.

The sales turnover and profit generated by CSD is as under:
(Rs. in Crore)

FY 2011-2012
FY 2012-2013

*Unaudited figures.

As URC employees are not Government employees. They are given pay and allowances as per the rules regulating the terms and conditions of the services of the civilian employees of the URCs, issued by Army Headquarters. Consequent to Sixth Pay Commission, the basic pay of all categories has been increased by 50% w.e.f. 01.02.2009 and 15% w.e.f. 01.12.2009. Another 15% raise has been given w.e.f. 03.04.2013.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Hukumdev Narayan Yadavin Lok Sabha today.


Kendriya Vidyalayas - Details of KV's - Minister answered in Parliament

Kendriya Vidyalayas - Details of KV's - Minister answered in Parliament

1,091 KV Schools in India and 57,170 staff are working under KVS…

A question about the Kendriay Vidyalayas raised in Parliament on 12th August 2013, the Minister of state for Human Resource Dr.Shashi Tharoor replied in written form that the number of Kendriya Vidyalayas throughout the country at present is 1091. The total number of teaching and non-teaching staff are working in Kendriya Vidyalayas is 57,170. And a total of 9853 posts are lying vacant in different categories in KV Schools all over the country.

Despite the shortfall of teachers in various schools, the KVS has given guidelines to appoint contractual basis and bring from neighbouring schools and ensure to provide proper education to the students. They filling up the vacancies by promotion, direct recruitment and limited departmental examination as per RR rules of KVS.
Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in

IT relaxation for the expense of serious diseases including cancer

IT relaxation for the expense of serious diseases including cancer

Income Tax relaxation on the expenditure of serious diseases, the ‘diseases prescribed under Rule 3A (2) of the Rules include cancer’.

On 13th August 2013, the Minister of Health and Family Welfare has replied to a question above mentioned that "Under the provisions of section 80DDB of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (the ‘Act”), a deduction upto Rs.40,000/-, on account of medical treatment of specified diseases is allowed from the total income of the assessee.

The limit is increased to Rs.60,000/- if the amount is paid on the treatment of a person who is of the age is 60 years or more. The diseases specified in the Rule 11DD of the Income-tax Rules, 1962 (the “Rules”) include malignant cancers and expenditure on its treatment is eligible for deduction under section 80 DDB.

Further, for the salaried class, as per section 17(2) of the Act, any amount paid by the employer in respect of any expenditure incurred by the employee on his medical treatment or treatment of any member of his family in respect of prescribed diseases is not treated as perquisite in the hands of the employee. The diseases prescribed under Rule 3A (2) of the Rules include cancer".

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/

CGHS Ayurvedic dispensaries - An Exclusive State wise report

CGHS Ayurvedic dispensaries - An Exclusive State wise report

State wise report of CGHS Ayurvedic dispensaries

While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha Minister of Health & Family Welfare said that there is no proposal to open any new CGHS Ayurvedic dispensary in the country at present.

The details of state wise of CGHS Ayurvedic dispensaries in the country are as under:

Sl. No.STATECITYTotal No. of Dispensaries/Units
2Uttar PradeshKanpur-1, Lucknow-1, Allahabad-1, Merrut-14
4Tamil NaduChennai1
5Andhra Pradesh HyderabadHyderabad2
7West BengalKolkata1
8MaharashtraMumbai-2, Nagpur-2, Pune-15
11DelhiDelhi &NCR13

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in





ANSWERED ON 16.08.2013


Will the Minister of    HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE     be pleased to state:-

(a) whether all the allopathy and AYUSH dispensaries/hospitals under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the country have been Computerized

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor, dispensary/hospital wise;

(c) the time by which the remaining dispensaries/hospitals are likely to be computerized;

(d) whether the beneficiaries can avail the facilities of CGHS from anywhere in the country;

(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(f) the corrective steps taken/being taken by the Government in this regard?


(a) to (c): All allopathic dispensaries in the country except the one in Jammu have been computerized. 26 out of 32 AYUSH dispensaries/units in Delhi NCR have been computerized. AYUSH dispensaries / units in outside cities have not been computerized. 19 P & T dispensaries in 12 cities, which have been taken over recently by CGHS w.e.f. 01.08.2013, are also not computerized. The 4 CGHS hospitals (all in Delhi) have also not been computerized. No time frame can be given at this stage.

The reasons for non- computerizations:-

# Allopathic and AYUSH dispensaries outside Delhi NCR and CGHS hospitals were not included when the current computerization process was initiated.

# 6 AYUSH dispensaries in Delhi NCR- two Ayurvedic dispensaries/units at Kidwai Nagar and Gurgaon are under shifting. Computers in two Unani dispensaries/units at Naraina and South Avenue have not become functional for want of pharmacists. Two other units, i.e., Ayurvedic dispensary/unit at R.K. Puram, Sector- 12 and Unani dispensary/unit at Shahdara require some additional infrastructure/work for computerization.

(d) to (f): After computerization, the CGHS dispensaries are web connected and beneficiaries can avail medical consultation and medicines from any CGHS Wellness Centre/Dispensary across the country.


Privatisation of airports in-country and welfare of employees

Privatisation of airports in-country and welfare of employees



ANSWERED ON-13.08.2013

Privatisation of airports in the country


(a) whether Government has decided to privatize a number of airports in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) the experience after privatization of Delhi and Mumbai airports; and
(d) the fate of employees of these airports proposed to be privatized?



(a) & (b): Based on the recommendations of Task Force on Financing Plan for Airports for 12th Five Year Plan, Government of India has decided to undertake operation, management and development of 20 select airports at Chennai, Kolkata,Lucknow, Guwahati, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneshwar, Coimbatore, Trichy, Varanasi, Indore, Amritsar, Udaipur, Gaya, Raipur, Bhopal, Agartala, Imphal, Mangalore & Vadodara in phased manner through Public Private Partnership(PPP).

(c): After awarding the Delhi & Mumbai airports to Joint Venture companies namely, M/s Delhi International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (DIAL) and M/s Mumbai International Airport Pvt. Ltd. (MIAL) respectively, it has been observed that the introduction of PPP model at these airports has led to a significant improvement in the infrastructure and rise in the collection of revenues, especially non-aeronautical revenues. Consequently, the revenue of Airports Authority of India has also increased significantly.

(d): An Inter-Ministerial Group (IMG) has been constituted to evolve and recommend appropriate modal for achieving the desired objective of operation, management and development of the selected airports with private participation,including the welfare of employees.

Source: Rajya Sabha

Recommendations of the Forty Third-43rd Indian Labour Conference

Recommendations of the 43rd Indian Labour Conference

 The Agenda of the 43rd Indian Labour Conference comprised of the following three subjects:

1. “Global financial down turn – its impact- job losses – comprehensive package for protection of labour force, etc.”
2. “Employment generation and skill development”
3. “Problems of contract labour, social security, wages, etc. and amendments in the contract labour legislation”

The recommendations of the three committees on the above subjects have duly been considered in detail by the Government.

As far as Global financial downturn and its impact on job losses is concerned, Government accepts the recommendations of the Conference that efforts should be made for job-rich growth. Government agrees that there should be strict implementation of all labour laws, broad-based social security depending on national circumstances, access to credit for Micro Small and Medium Enterprises, traditional and export-oriented industries, extension of Public Distribution System for greater food security, better skill training, more investment in infrastructure, non-conventional renewable sources of energy, agro-based and labour-intensive industries for greater job creation. In view of the recommendations of the Conference, coverage of social protection schemes like Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana is continuously being expanded to cover more and more workers under the unorganized sector. Priority is being given to education and health care in rural areas. Regular meetings with the State governments are being conducted to ensure that more and more schemes are implemented for the welfare of construction workers under Building and Other Construction Workers Act, 1996. Tripartite mechanisms like Indian Labour Conference and Standing Labour Committee already exist in India. Government of India is committed to encourage tripartite mechanisms for greater social dialogue at all levels.

As far as employment generation and skill development is concerned, government has accorded top priority to both these areas. Focus is being given to employment generating sectors like agro-based and food processing industries specially in rural areas. The number of days under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme was increased from 100 days to 150 days for notified drought affected areas last year. This increase has been extended to notified flood affected areas of Uttarakhand this year. More focus is being given on micro and small industries and for facilitating self-employment. Skill development infrastructure in the country both in the formal and informal sectors is being strengthened by taking all possible steps to increase the employment and employability of workers in rural as well as urban areas.

As far as problems of contract labour are concerned, a proposal for an amendment in the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970 for giving same wages and social security to contract workers which are at par with regular workers has already been initiated. The labour enforcement machinery is being strengthened through regular monitoring, follow up and capacity building for better implementation of the Contract Labour (Regulation and Abolition) Act, 1970.

In case of some of the recommendations, changes have to be made in law before they are accepted. The proposal for amendment of the Minimum Wages Act, 1948 which inter-alia includes the proposal to fix national minimum floor level wages statutorily to cover all employments, has already been approved by the Cabinet. The draft Bill to give effect to the amendment proposals is being finalized in consultation with the Ministry of Law & Justice. An Amendment has also been proposed in The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 with a view to do away the criteria of 90 days’ work experience for registration under the Act.

The above information was submitted by Ministry of Labour and Employment in reply of undermentioned Rajya Sabha Question:-



ANSWERED ON-14.08.2013

Recommendations of the 43rd Indian Labour Conference


(a)whether Government has accepted the recommendations of the 43rd Indian Labour Conference and if so, details of the same;
(b)whether the recommendations are to be implemented by enacting a law; and
(c)if so, the present status thereof?



(a) to (c): A statement is laid on the Table of the House.
* *******


(a) to (c):  *** see above ***

Source: Rajyasabha Q&A

Modernization of Geological Survey of India and lack of manpower : Rajya Sabha Q&A

Modernization of Geological Survey of India and lack of manpower : Rajya Sabha Q & A

ANSWERED ON-12.08.2013
Modernization of GSI


(a) whether the Geological Survey of India(GSI) is facing the shortage of manpower and modern machineries and techniques;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether Government has taken any steps to modernise GSI; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?


(a)&(b) Geological Survey of India (GSI) is facing shortage of manpower at present. Details of the sanctioned and filled in strengths of GSI are given in the Annexure – I.

Regarding modern machineries and techniques, GSI is presently equipped with several precision equipments for carrying out ground, aerial and marine surveys and analyses of rocks and minerals. However, development of equipment and technology is a dynamic process which continuously changes with new technology and more high precision equipments which are developed through advanced research. GSI tries to keep abreast of these new developments in Geosciences.

(c)&(d) The Government of India, Ministry of Mines had formed a High Power Committee (HPC) to examine and restructure GSI to make it a world class organization. The HPC recommendations were approved by the Cabinet on 25.10.2011. With the recommendation of HPC, GSI was reorganized in the Mission –Region –Hybrid Matrix Mode. Further the sanctioned strength of manpower was increased from 11,420 to 12,369. GSI is taking action to fill up the vacancies in a phased manner which is to be completed by 2018. The additional manpower will enable GSI to take up more programmes in the quest for new mineral resources and carry out research programmes for the development of geosciences as well as for societal benefits.

Steps have been taken by the Government to make GSI a world class organization with cutting edge technology and state-of-the-art equipments. Towards this end Ministry of Mines on 30.6.2009 had formed a Modernization Committee to look into the requirements of technology and equipments for GSI. The Modernization Committee submitted its report after peer reviewing in August, 2011 for implementation. GSI is carrying out its modernization according to the projections made in the Modernization Committee Report. Details of planned technology infusion are given in the Annexure – II.



StreamSanctioned strength**Filled in strength
Gr. AGr. B
Gr.CTotalGr. AGr. B
[G+ NG]
S&T (a)Geology2786660150359616803+109 =112761868
Geophysics555220708451844+22 = 2634244
Chemistry50931515097417514+101 =11578368
Engineering9041674412505415+226 =241409704
Total (a)3940161111146665209336+458 =4945973184
Stores9226240475746+117 =16316186
Survey31319-350730+115 =145--152
Drawing-11850168-8+299 =30738345
Transport-320480800-0 + 58 =58628686
Finance3330-6330+ 2 = 2--5
Personnel5264659512932964+142 =2069521187
Stenography225090342-32+138 =17010180
Misc132002000221352+56 = 5817581821
Total14021093455570451182+ 927=110934024562
G. Total408037204569123692144160339997746

G - Gazetted, NG - Non-Gazetted, Gr. - Group



 ActivityTechnology Infusion in XII plan period
Research polarizing microscope2 nos.
Electron probe Micro Analyser ( EPMA)2 nos.
Thermal Ionization Mass Spectrometer (TIMS)1 no.
Ash content Analyzer1 no.
Bomb Calorimeter1 no.
Atomic Absorption Spectrometer ( AAS) ( Higher Version) (replacement)10 nos.
Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS ) (replacement)2 nos.
Gas Chromatograph1 no.
Direct Mercury Analyzer (DMA) (replacement)6 nos.
X-ray Fluorescence ( XRF) (replacement)2 nos.
High Resolution Seismic survey instruments.2 nos.
High Resolution Multi-channel Seismic Tomography System3 nos.
Digital multi parametric geophysical logging system2 nos.
High Precision Gravimeter18 nos.
Total field Magnetometer18 nos.
Differential Ground Positioning System( DGPS)12 nos.
Ground Penetration Radar (GPR)4 nos.
Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) Truck2 nos.
Deep Drill Machine-( Wire line,hydraulic,etc)
2 nos.
1. Heliborne survey system with sensors : Electro magnetic, magnetic, gravity and radiometric Heliborne sensors
2. Upgradation of the Twin Otter Airborne Survey System
3. Hyper Spectral Sensors and continuous upgradation of hardware and software
 MARINE SURVEY 1. The Ocean Going Research Vessel (OGRV) is in the final stage of procurement. The OGRV is expected to be delivered by September 2013.
2. GSI also proposes to procure a Geotechnical Vessel for which the procurement process is on.
 INFORMATION DISSEMINATION Online Core Business Integrated System (OCBIS) is a system for integrating online all core geoscientific and administrative processes. It will integrate all available data in a spatial environment, allowing search and exploration using diverse queries. It will capture, store, utilize and manage all information generating out of GSI’s activities. It will disseminate reports through the Web Portal as per the requirement of the users.

Additional Incentives to women to join the para-military forces

Additional Incentives to women to join the para-military forces
The steps taken by the Government to provide additional incentives to women to join the para-military forces are as under:-

(i)    ‘Creches’ and ‘Day Care Centres’ have been provided by the CAPFs to women employees.

(ii)    Separate accommodation for women personnel with basic amenities.

(iii)    Toilet facilities are made available for the use of women employees by pitching of proper tents with commode in areas where appropriate locations are not available.

(iv)    Vehicles fitted with mobile toilets for women personnel during movement from one place to another and during picketing duties.

(v)    Facilities already available under the Central Government like Maternity Leave, Child Care Leave, are also applicable to CAPFs women personnel.

(vi)    Medical facilities with special care to the pregnant women. Lady Doctors are available to provide medical coverage.

(vii)    Education facilities to their children in KendriyaVidyalaya have been provided wherever available.

(viii)    Facilities have been provided to women personnel at par with their male counter parts at work place without any gender bias.

 (ix)    In case of married women, generally husband and wife are posted in same station as far as possible.

(x)    Instructions issued vide Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No.35021/2/2009-Estt (C), dated 3.7.2009, regarding concerted effort to increase representation of Women in Central Government jobs are strictly adhered to while conducting recruitment to ensure adequate women candidates are attracted to join CAPFs.

(xi)    One female member is detailed as member of the board for making recruitment of women personnel.

(xii)    The Programme on Gender Sensitization in Govt. Service has been conducted by all CAPFs to educate their personnel. This has also been made part of the Basic Training Programme.

(xiii)    Committees have been constituted at all levels to check sexual harassment and to deal with the complaints of women personnel.  All CAPFs have included the NGOs in the Complaint Committees to enquire into complaints of sexual harassment.

(xiv)    There is proper mechanism established for redressal of Grievances of women employees of CAPFs.

(xv)    Ministry of Home Affairs have issued order suggesting time-limits for processing of the disciplinary proceedings on the complaints of Sexual Harassment at work place so that proceedings are concluded expeditiously by CAPFs.

(xvi)    Ministry of Home Affairs have directed all CAPFs to amend their respective Act/Rules suitably to make necessary provisions as per the guidelines and norms emanating from the Judgment of Supreme Court in the case of Vishaka and Ors Vs. State of Rajasthan and Ors. (JT 1997(7) SC 384).

(xvii)    Women personnel are given equal opportunity in their career progression i.e. promotion/seniority at par with male counter parts.

(xviii)    Women personnel are encouraged to be self-dependent by imparting proper training and talks during various courses.

(xix)    Separate General Pool Accommodation for women employees available to Central Government employees are also applicable to women employees in CAPFs.

(xx)    Women personnel are generally not being posted in units located in very remote and hostile areas.

Source: R.S.USQ No. 992 FOR 14.08.2013

Government mulls extending retirement age of Central Government Employees may save Rs 7000 crore

Government mulls extending retirement age of Central Government Employees may save Rs 7000 crore

 In an attempt that may save of Rs 7,000 crore to the exchequer, the Centre is believed to be mulling extending the retirement age of government officials,  reports CNBC-TV18’s Siddharth Zarabi. The move follows the suite of the Delhi State Government which extended the services of retiring officials by two years.

There is strong political rationale for the same. Delhi becomes the second state after Chhattisgarh to extend the service by two years. This is not an increase in the retirement age which is statutorily at 60 years. It is only an extension, which can hypothetically be revoked at any point of time.

However, there is also a fiscal rationale which will be of a greater impact. A total of around 3.45 million central staff estimated in the current year. If this were to be deferred, two savings accrue.

One is the pension head. Assuming 10 percent of this number retiring over the next two years, the current year savings alone would be Rs 7,000 crore on account of pension liabilities.

Gratuity could also be calculated at an average age of service of 33 years. It is completely hard to estimate as it is linked to various variables including the retirement profile within the central government. It is very different from the private sector.

The other side is that if you were to extend services by two years, one is not just saving but also paying their existing employees along with the allowances, which are increased every six months. It will add to the total wage bill, which is around Rs 1, 21,000 crore for the centre in the current financial year.

The total financial trade off could be just a few thousand crore but the larger significance is the politics. It will be explained as a fiscal measure as the government is also scrimping around to save every penny. However, the political impact including in a state like Delhi will perhaps be very visible in favour of the ruling establishment.

Source:  http://www.moneycontrol.com

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