Friday, December 6, 2013

Expected IDA Increase From January 2014 for PSU Employees

Expected IDA Increase From January 2014 for PSU Employees

 The Expected IDA w.e.f. 01-January-2014 may increased by 4.5% to 5.8% i.e upto from 90.0% to 91.3% depends upon the Average All India Consumer Price Index Number (Industrial Worker) of the months September-2013, October-2013 & November-2013.

The  AICPI of the months Sep'13, Oct'13 &Nov'13 will be declared on 31-October-2013 & 29-November-13 &31-December-2013 respectively. The  AICPI of the months Sep'13 & Oct'13 are 238 & 241 as it is declared on 31-October-2013 & 29-November-2013 respectively. Even if there is no increase in AICPI , there will be IDA Increase by 4.5%. The actual IDA will be declared on 31-December-2013.

AICPI of Sep'13: 238

AICPI of Oct'13: 241

Top 10 Projections:

S.N.Expected CPI of Nov'13Avg. CPI ProjectedProjectedIDA (%)Projected IDA Increase (%)
1240239.6789.74.2
2241240904.5
3242240.3390.24.7
4243240.6790.55
524424190.85.3
6245241.33915.5
7246241.6791.35.8
824724291.66.1
9248242.3391.86.3
10249242.6792.16.6

Source : www.idapsu.blogspot.in
[http://idapsu.blogspot.in/2013/07/expected-ida-from-october-2013.html]

Process to Constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission Along with Finalization of Its Terms of Reference, The Composition and Timeframe Initiated : Govt reply in Lok Sabha

Process to Constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission Along with Finalization of Its Terms of Reference, The Composition and Timeframe Initiated : Govt reply in Lok Sabha

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance 

06-December-2013

Process to Constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission Along with Finalization of Its Terms of Reference, The Composition and Timeframe Initiated

The Government has initiated the process to constitute the 7th Central Pay Commission along with finalization of its Terms of Reference, the composition and the possible timeframe for submission of its Report. The date of effect thereof will be known once the Report is available.

This was stated by Shri Namo Narain Meena, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha here today.

Source: http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2013/12/process-to-constitute-7th-central-pay.html

Cabinet approved CBEC Cadre Restructuring

Cabinet approved CBEC Cadre Restructuring

Union cabinet finally approved cadre restructuring in CBEC. The cabinet today approved additional posts as cleared by the committee of secretaries.

Congratulation to all employees of CBEC.

Further details are awaited..!

The long awaited CBEC Cadre Restructring Proposal has been approved by Cabinet on 5th December 2013. Central Board of Excise and Customs, an arm of Finance Ministry that implements Indirect Tax Laws for collection of Central Excise Duty , Customs Duty and Service Tax in the country. With this CBEC Cadre Restructuring approval, the present total posts of 66608 will be augmented with additional 18067 posts.
While full details of Cabinet approved CBEC Cadre Restructuring proposal is yet to be published officially, a sum-up of key points flashed in media is as follows

1. 18067 Additional Posts to be created.

2. Out if this 18067 posts, 989 posts will be for Group ‘A’ officials such as Chief Commissioner, Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners. The remaining will be for Group B, C and other category consisting of Superintendents, Inspectors, Havildars and field staffs.

3. 2,118 temporary posts to be created for a period of five years. Creation of these temporary posts would rectify stagnation in Superintendent Cadre as they would be promoted to Group A cadre (as Assistant Commissioners)

4. The whole exercise is expected to be completed in the next two years.

5. Creation of additional posts would involve additional expenditure of Rs 774 crore, However, it will help in collecting indirect taxes to the tune of around Rs 68,000 crore annually.

The Hindu Business Line news by Shishir Sinha in this regard:-

Over 18,000 additional posts to be created in Indirect Tax wing

The Indirect Tax wing of the Finance Ministry, consisting of Custom, Excise and Service Tax Department, will get over 18,000 new recruits.
This is a part of cadre restructuring proposal of the Central Board of Excise and Custom (CBEC) as approved by the Cabinet on Thursday.
The move is expected to help boost revenue collections, as additional posts will be created.
“Indirect tax personal strength has not been expanded since 2002, while revenue target and collection are increasing every year which highlighted the need for restructuring,” a senior Government official told Business Line.

Categories

According to the official, a total of 18,067 additional posts will be created. Out of this, 989 posts will be for Group ‘A’ officials such as Chief Commissioner, Commissioner and Assistant Commissioners. The remaining will be for Group B, C and other category consisting of Superintendents, Inspectors, Havaldars and field staffs. Currently, the sanctioned strength of CBEC is 66,808.
It has also been decided to create 2,118 temporary posts for five years.
“This will enable Superintendent-level personal to get promoted to Group A officer as Assistant Commissioner,” the official said adding that there has been stagnation at this rank. This, along with filing up of cascading vacancies, will clear stagnation up to 2010 batches partially.
The whole exercise is expected to be completed in the next two years.

Expenditure

Although, creation of additional posts will involve an expenditure of approximately Rs 774 crore, it will help in collecting around Rs 68,000 crore annually.
In May this year, the Cabinet had approved creating 20,751 additional posts in the Income Tax Department in various cadres to help in increasing revenue.
It was said that expected expenditure of Rs 450 crore is likely to bring more than Rs 25,000 crore of revenue per annum.
Cadre restructuring of CBEC is taking place at a time, when the Finance Ministry has set a target of Rs 5.65 lakh crore indirect tax collections for 2013-14 which is 19 per cent higher than 2012-13.
However, indirect taxes grew by juts over 5 per cent in first seven months (April-October) in the current fiscal.

http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/states/over-18000-additional-posts-to-be-created-in-indirect-tax-wing/article5426352.ece

Revised Forms for Disability Certificates - Reservation for Persons with Disabilities

Revised Forms for Disability Certificates - Reservation for Persons with Disabilities

No.3603 5/1 /2012-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 29th November, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Reservation for Persons with Disabilities-revised forms for Disability Certificates.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt.(Res) dated 29.12.2005 circulating consolidated instructions relating to Reservation for the Persons with Disabilities.

2. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment vide their Notification No. G.S.R. 2 (E) dated 30.12.2009 has issued rules to amend the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Rules, 1996. Rules 3 to 6 (Chapter II) Of the said Notification dated 30.12.2009 have prescribed various Forms of Disability Certificate.

3.    Keeping in view the amended Rules for Disability Certificates issued by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment vide Notification dated 30.12.2009, paras 9, 10 and 11 of this Department's O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Est(Res) dated 29.12.2005 relating to issue of Disability Certificate stands withdrawn.

4.    All the Ministries/Departments are now requested to comply with the instructions contained in Rules 3 to 6 of Chapter II relating to Disability Certificate as per Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment's Notification No. G.S.R. 2 (E) dated 30 ,12.2009 (copy enclosed for ready reference).

5.    All the Ministries/Department are also requested to bring the above instructions to the notice of all k pointing authorities under their control.  

sd/-
(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Issuance of Blood Sugar Level Testing Strips under CGHS

Issuance of Blood Sugar Level Testing Strips under CGHS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2384
ANSWERED ON   23.08.2013

ISSUANCE OF BLOOD SUGAR LEVEL TESTING STRIPS

2384 . Shri SURESH KALMADI
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether blood sugar level testing strips are not issued to the diabetic patients to the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries;

(b) if so, the name of other such devices which are not issued to the CGHS beneficiaries;

(c) the reasons for not issuing such devices keeping in view that these devices are very costly and poor/middle class patients cannot afford them; and

(d) the corrective steps taken/being taken by the Government for issuance of such devices including blood sugar level testing strips to the CGHS beneficiaries?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)

(a): As per the existing guidelines, the competent authority grants permission for reimbursement of expenses on glucostrips to CGHS beneficiaries in the following categories related to diabetic mellitus, on the advice of specialists of Government Hospitals:-

1. Diabetic Cellulitis

2. Diabetic foot/Diabetic Gangrene

3. Diabetes Mellitus with CRF stage III & above

4. Diabetes Mellitus type I

5. Brittle Diabetes Mellitus

6. Diabetes Mellitus Type II during initiation of Insulin (one month only).

The maximum limit of glucostrips to be reimbursed has been kept as 25 per month limited to the rate of Rs. 25/- per strip.

(b) to (d ): Glucometer is issued to the CGHS beneficiaries suffering from diabetic gangrene to monitor the sugar level on regular basis. However, the cost of the Glucostics to be used in the Glucometer would have to be borne by the beneficiaries themselves.

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