Saturday, December 14, 2013

Postal Life Insurance Policy

Postal Life Insurance Policy

For the Rural populace of India the Department of Posts has an insurance scheme called Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI). Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today, Shri Kapil Sibal, Minister of Communications and Information Technology, said that following steps have been taken to promote and popularize postal life insurance policy in the rural areas:

(i) Rural PLI processing work has been decentralized to Divisional level:-  Bringing decision making closer to the common man thereby expediting sanction of loans, revival of lapsed policies and  maturity claims.  This allows contingent needs of the people to be met easily.

(ii) Facilitating payment of premia through Post Offices anywhere in the country regardless of where the policy was issued without any transfer of policy being required.

(iii) Facility for payment of premium online through www.epostoffice.gov.in.

(iv) Opportunity to work as Rural PLI Agent:-  Providing common man, especially  Aanganwadi workers, un-employed youth, Self Help Groups, etc. with additional source of income by engaging them as Direct Agents under Rural Postal Life Insurance Scheme. Incentive structure for RPLI business has been made attractive i.e. 10% of premium in the first year and subsequently 2.5% of premium income till policy lasts.

(v) Higher Sum Assured:-  For providing opportunity for financial security in line with increasing requirements of the people, the maximum sum assured limit has been raised  for RPLI from Rs. 3 lacs to Rs. 5 lacs.

(vi) A Toll free number (18001805232/ 155232) has been operationalized and publicized for inquiries and grievance settlement. People from anywhere in the country can call and get their problems settled.

(vii) Training to Rural PLI marketing staff i.e. GDS staff, Direct Agents and Departmental employees is being imparted to improve their marketing skills.

(viii) Facility of Payment of outstanding premia of policy on installments basis.

(ix) Technology/IT initiative:-  The technological initiatives being undertaken for Rural Postal Life Insurance are :
(a) Development of Centralized software for improved after sales service for all RPLI customers.
(b) Development of Web and mobile portal for customers to allow seamless issue of insurance policies and making online payments under Financial Services Integration plan of the Department.
(c) Call centre for handling customer services.
(d) Real time updating of premium payments.
(e) Centralized monitoring of grievances.
(f) Setting up of 809 Central Processing Centres (CPCs) at all Head Post Offices in the country for providing single window for handling of insurance proposals, service requests and claims for RPLI customers.

Source: PIB News

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers - Centre wise CPI(IW) report for the month of October 2013

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers - Centre wise CPI(IW) report for the month of October 2013

 The CPI-IW series on scientific lines was first introduced with base 1960=100 which was based on the results of Family Living Survey conducted in 1958-59 at 50 industrially important centres. The series was then, updated on base 1982=100 and a revision in 1999-2000 has further updated the base on 2001=100. The current series of CPI-IW  with base year 2001=100 covers 78 industrially important centers spread across the country.

The current series of CPI-IW with base 2001=100 was constructed on the basis of employment data in seven sectors namely, Registered Factories, Mining, Plantations, Ports & Docks, Public Motor Transport, Electricity Generation & Distribution Establishments and Railways sector. The current series comprises of a basket of about 370 items and 289 price collection markets spread across 78 centres of the country. In the existing series, the Working Class Family Income & Expenditure Survey was conducted during 1998-99 by the NSSO and a sample size of 41040 family budget schedules and 15960 house rent schedules (i.e. about a total of 57000 schedules) were canvassed from 78 industrially important centres of the country. The price collection work was done by the Labour Bureau and the main survey work of income & expenditure data collection was conducted by NSSO.

In line with the recommendations of Index Review Committee (IRC), the possibilities of extending the  scope of the new series to two more additional sectors i.e. Handloom and Construction sectors are being considered. However, Labour Bureau expects an increase in the number of centres from existing 78 centres to around 88-95 centres approximately. Consequently, the total number of family budget enquiry schedules and house rent schedules to be canvassed would increase to 70,000 schedules approximately.

CPI(IW) Base 2001=100 Monthly Index Letter - OCTOBER 2013

CENTRE-WISE CPI(IW)
StateSr. No.CentreSep. 2013Oct. 2013
AP1GODAVARIKHANI243247
 2GUNTUR243244
 3HYDERABAD211212
 4VIJAYAWADA239242
 5VISHAKHAPATANAM247247
 6WARRANGAL252253
ASM7DOOM DOOMA- TINSUKIA200204
 8GUWAHATI204207
 9LABAC- SILCHAR225233
 10MARIANI-JORHAT197202
 11RANGAPARA- TEZPUR190195
BIH12MONGHYR- JAMALPUR244249
CHD13CHANDIGARH239240
CHS14BHILAI272275
DLH15DELHI216218
GOA16GOA247247
GUJ17AHMEDABAD237245
 18BHAVNAGAR223232
 19RAJKOT231235
 20SURAT224231
 21VADODARA226233
HRY22FARIDABAD218221
 23YAMUNANAGAR231233
HP24HIMACHAL PRADESH215217
J & K25SRINAGAR208208
JRK26BOKARO232238
 27GIRIDIH293299
 28JAMSHEDPUR260264
 29JHARIA269274
 30KODARMA270278
 31RANCHI HATIA275281
KNT32BELGAUM249246
 33BENGLURU243246
 34HUBLI DHARWAR255254
 35MERCARRA247245
 36MYSORE252253
KRL37ERNAKULAM229231
 38MUNDAKAYAM255256
 39QUILON242247
MP40BHOPAL245248
 41CHHINDWARA251248
 42INDORE227229
 43JABALPUR237239
MHR44MUMBAI244248
 45NAGPUR274276
 46NASIK247247
 47PUNE242243
 48SHOLAPUR245245
ORI49ANGUL-TALCHER245248
 50ROURKELA254255
PND51PONDICHERRY243242
PUN52AMRITSAR246251
 53JALANDHAR230231
 54LUDHIANA228233
RJN55AJMER238238
 56BHILWARA246247
 57JAIPUR232237
TN58CHENNAI221223
 59COIMBATORE220220
 60COONOOR228230
 61MADURAI220226
 62SALEM223222
 63TIRUCHIRAPALLY236236
TRP64TRIPURA203209
UP65AGRA247249
 66GHAZIABAD241244
 67KANPUR246247
 68LUCKNOW233233
 69VARANASI242245
WB70ASANSOL265269
 71DARJEELING222227
 72DURGAPUR273277
 73HALDIA236236
 74HOWRAH219224
 75JALPAIGURI230236
 76KOLKATA230236
 77RANIGANJ220224
 78SILIGURI225231
  ALL INDIA INDEX 238 241

Source: http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/consumer-price-index-numbers-for.html

Proposal to allow only BSNL MTNL telephones to Government employees

Proposal to allow only BSNL MTNL telephones to Government employees
Minister of State for Communications and Information Technology has said in the Lok Sabha on 13th December 2013 that the proposal is under consultation and no decision has been arrived at…

Government had constituted a Group of Ministers (GoM) on 17.04.2013 to recommend short term, medium term and long term measures for revival and revitalization of Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) and Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL). Department of Telecommunications has circulated a draft Note for inter-ministerial consultations on 30.10.2013 proposing preferential treatment to BSNL and MTNL services in Central Government Ministries/Central Government Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) and Autonomous Bodies to enhance the revenues earned by BSNL and MTNL.

The proposal is not contrary to economic policy as it is limited to Government employees for whom reimbursement facility from Government is provided and limited to the extent of the reimbursement and to Government departments & PSUs for official use. The matter is presently under consultation and no decision has been arrived at.

Source : CGEN.in
[http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2013/12/proposal-to-allow-only-bsnl-mtnl-telephones-to-government-employees/]

Leave encashment - process regarding

Leave encashment - process regarding

AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA

F.No. A60011/60/2011-1P(Pt.)
Date: 12/12/2013
 
The Regional Executive Director
Airports Authority of India
NR/WR/ER/SR/NER
The Airport Director
Airports Authority of India
Chennai / Kolkata
All HR Heads
Airports Authority of India
NR/WR/ER/SR/NER
The Principal CATC,
Allahabad
The Executive Director (RCDU)/FILU
Airports Authority of India
The Director
 Indian Aviation Academy

Sub: Leave encashment - process regarding.

 Sir,
The year 2013 is going to end and new year will start from 01st of January. As per normal HR procedure, each employee will be credited with 15 days EL and 10 days HPL in their leave accounts. In some cases this may lead to the employee leave account get swelled beyond permissible 300 days credit.

Since the leave account is being maintained in SAP ERP system w.e.f. 01/04/2013, those who wish to avail encashment of their EL prior to year end, may apply for encashment before of December 2013 in order to enable to run their encashment requests in the last off cycle payment which may fall before 23 of December 2013. After this date, the off cycle payments cannot be run for the month / year as payroll process for the month Dec, 2013 will start and thereafter the year will get changed to 2014 and new credit of EL will also be get triggered. Once this triggering action is completed, there is no provision to effect EL encashment action retrospectively in the ERP system.

All HR heads are requested to widely publicise this issue among the employees in order to avoid any late receipt of application and grievances.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Vilas Bhujang)
Executive Director (HR)
Source: www.aai.aero/public_notices/aaisite_test/main_new.jsp
[http://www.aai.aero/aai_employees/Leave-131213.pdf]

Sexual Harassment at WorkPlaces - Detailed report of complaints registered against sexual harassment state wise

Sexual Harassment at WorkPlaces - Detailed report of complaints registered against sexual harassment state wise

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development
13-December-2013 15:30 IST
Sexual Harassment at Work Places
The numbers of complaints of sexual harassment of women at work places registered with National Commission for Women (NCW) during the last two years and current years shows the increasing trends.

The State/UT wise data of complaints registered with NCW for sexual harassment of women at work places during the last three years and the current year is as mentioned below.

S. No.State2010201120122013
 (as on
05/12/2013)
Total
1Andaman and Nicobar Islands01001
2Andhra Pradesh13015
3Arunachal Pradesh00000
4Assam02002
5Bihar433515
6Chandigarh00044
7Chhattisgarh10113
8Dadra and Nagar Haveli00000
9Daman & Diu00000
10Delhi2523153598
11Goa11103
12Gujarat410813
13Haryana5321323
14Himachal Pradesh00000
15Jammu & Kashmir11013
16Jharkhand452213
17Karnataka23139
18Kerala00112
19Lakshadweep00000
20Madhya Pradesh10109938
21Maharashtra744722
22Manipur00000
23Meghalaya00000
24Mizoram00000
25Nagaland00000
26Orissa214411
27Pondicherry00101
28Punjab621615
29Rajasthan514131042
30Sikkim00000
31Tamil Nadu01113
32Tripura00000
33Uttar Pradesh23204134118
34Uttarakhand01304
35West Bengal31048
 Total104100103149456

Taking forward the Supreme Court guidelines laid down in Vishakha Judgement, as per NCW they stressed the setting up of Internal Complaint Committees in each and every Government department / institution / autonomous body in the country. Some of the initiatives taken by NCW in this regard are:
i) A Code of Conduct for Workplaces as per Supreme Court guidelines in the year 1998, was formulated, which was circulated to all State Commissions for Women, NGOs, apex bodies of the Corporate Sector and to the Media for compliance.
 
ii) The Commission prepared and circulated from time to time, the informative Booklets reflecting the information relating to the effects and preventive measures against sexual harassment at workplace and constitution of Internal Complaint Committees at workplace as per Vishakha Guidelines.
 
iii) Advertisements and posters have also been released from time to time by NCW to disseminate information widely.
 
iv) Further, while entertaining the complaints of sexual harassment at workplaces or taking suo motu cognizance of such incidents, NCW from time to time has written to the various Ministries, Departments, Organizations and Universities, etc. for setting up of ICC and dealing with such complaints  as per the Vishakha Guidelines.
 
The Ministry of Women and Child Development had issued the instructions to all the State Governments to follow the Guidelines laid down by the Supreme Court in Case of Vishaka Vs. State of Rajasthan. The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 came into force w.e.f 9th December, 2013 under which the cases of sexual harassment of women at workplace can be registered.  The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Rules, 2013 have also been notified on 9th December, 2013.
 
This was stated by Smt. Krishna Tirath, Minister for Women and Child Development, in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

Source: http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/sexual-harassment-at-workplaces.html

Dopt Orders - General Clarification regarding counting of broken spells of ad-hoc promotion for increment - reg.

Dopt Orders - General Clarification regarding counting of broken spells of ad-hoc promotion for increment - reg.
No.1912/2013-Estt. (Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Sub: General Clarification regarding counting of broken spells of ad-hoc promotion for increment - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has received references from Ministries / Departments regarding counting of broken spells of ad-hoc promotion for the purpose of increment.

2. The matter has been considered in consultation with Department of Expenditure and it is clarified that the provisions of FR 26 which provide for counting of broken spells in officiation in the higher post for increment, continue to apply for increment under Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules. 2008.

3. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

4. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/19_2_2013-Estt-Pay-1.pdf]

Dopt Orders - Continuance of ad-hoc appointments in PA Grade of CSSS - regarding.

Dopt Orders - Continuance of ad-hoc appointments in PA Grade of CSSS - regarding.

 No.5/3/2013-CS-II(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Dethi-110003.
Date: 12th December, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Continuance of ad-hoc appointments in PA Grade of CSSS - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no.dated 11.6.2013 whereby Cadre Units were permitted to continue the ad-hoc appointments in the PA Grade of CSSS upto 31.12.2013 and to say that the continuation of the ad-hoc appoìntments in the PA Grade made by the Cadre Units has been reviewed in this Department. Since availability of regular PAs against SLY-2012 of PA Grade through normal modes of recruitrnent (LDCE and SQ) prescribed under the CSSS Rules is likely to take some more time, it has been decided that the period of ad-hoc appointments of those PAs who have already been working as PAs on ad-hoc basis may be extended upto 30th June, 2014 or till regular PAs become available, whichever is earlier.

2. Further, continuance of ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of PA of CSSS for regular appointment or to claim seniority in the PA Grade of CSSS.

3. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Issuance of corrigendum Pension Payment Order of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/ Family pensioners in terms of the recommendations of 6th CPC.

Issuance of corrigendum Pension Payment Order of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/ Family pensioners in terms of the recommendations of 6th CPC.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014

Circular No. 114
Dated: 09-12-2013
Subject: Issuance of corrigendum Pension Payment Order of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/ Family pensioners in terms of the recommendations of 6th CPC.

Reference: This office circulars Nos. 57, 62 & 102 dated 17-09-2008,12-11-2008 and 11-02-2013 respectively.

Attention is invited to this office Circulars no. 57, 62 and 102 dated 17-09-2008, 12-11-2008 and 11-02-2013 respectively, under which orders regarding revision of pension/family pension of pre-2006 pensioners have been circulated for immediate implementation of Government orders. Further, it is intimated that the issue of corrigendum PPO in respect of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners is under Progress. To issue corrigendum PPO in case of living pensioners, it has been decided by the competent authority to call for an application through Head of the Office in the prescribed format available on the website of PCDA (Pension), duly verified by PDA. It is brought to the notice that No application is required from Pensioner/family pensioner whose corrigendum PPO has already been issued as per 6th CPC.

Therefore, PDAs are requested to advise all Defence Civilian pensioners/Family Pensioners whose PPO has not yet been issued to submit an application on a prescribed format directly to concerned Head of the Office duly verified by current PDA. A specimen of application form is enclosed for the use of Defence Civilian Pensioners/Family Pensioners. This may be given wide publicity prominently displaying on the notice boards.
A copy of notification published in the news papers by this office is also enclosed for strict compliance.
sd/-
(C.B.Yadav)
ACDA (P)
Source: www.pcdapension.nic.in
[http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-114.pdf]

Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under Section 4 of RT1 Act, 2005 — Compliance of.

Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under Section 4 of RT1 Act, 2005 — Compliance of.

No 1/6/2011-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated 10th December, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines on implementation of suo-motu disclosure under Section 4 of RT1 Act, 2005 — Compliance of.

Attention is invited to this Departments O.M. of even no. dated 15.4.2013 on the subject mentioned above.

2. In that O.M., it was mentioned that each Ministry/Public Authority shall ensure that the guidelines for suo motu disclosure under RTI are fully operationalised within a period of 6 months from the date of their issuance i.e. 15.04.2013. It was also requested that the Action Taken Report on the compliance of guidelines should be sent, alongwith the URL link, to the DoPT and the Central Information Commission soon after the expiry of the initial period of the 6 months. It has been noticed that most of the Ministries/Departments/Public Authorities have not sent the compliance report/Action Taken Report to this Department and Central Information Commission.

3. It is once again requested that the guidelines mentioned in O.M. dated 15.4.2013 be complied with at the earliest and compliance report sent to this Department and Central Information Commission, immediately.
sd/-
(Sandeep Jain)
Director (IR)
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_6_2011-IR-10122013.pdf]

Qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Pay Band-I (Grade Pay: Rs.1800)

Qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Pay Band-I (Grade Pay: Rs.1800)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.129/2013.
No. E (NG)-II/2009/RR-1/10Pt.
New Delhi, Dated: 9/12/2013
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Qualification for recruitment of staff from open market in Pay Band-I (Grade Pay: Rs.1800).

Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09/12/2010 wherein minimum educational qualification for all recruitments against direct recruitment quota through all modes has been prescribed as 10th pass or ITI or equivalent.

2. The issue whether candidates with 8th pass qualification and in possession of qualification of Course Completed Act Apprenticeship, who are granted National Apprenticeship Certificate (NAC) by National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT) can be considered for appointment/engagement to posts in Pay Band-I (Grade Pay: Rs.1800).

3. The issue has been examined in consultation with Directorate General of Employment &Training (DGET), M/o Labour & Employment, Man Power Planning Directorate & Pay Commission Directorate of this Ministry and it has been decided that para 2 of Board’s letter ofeven number dated 09/12/2010 may be read as under:-

2. The Ministry of Railways have decided that henceforth minimum educational qualification for recruitment in Pay Band-I of Rs.5200-20200 having Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- will be 10th pass or ITI or equivalent or National Apprenticeship Certificate(NAC) granted by NCVT. These instructions will be applicable for all future recruitment henceforth against direct recruitment quota through all modes.

4. Cases decided in the past need not be re-opened.

Please acknowledge receipt.
(Hindi version will follow).

(This disposes off Western Railway’s lettr No. E(R&T) 891/21 (Act.App.)Vol.II dated 02/1/2013, 12/3/2013, 26/412013&20/7/2013 and Northern Railways letter No.844-E/149/Act App/JUDW/Rectt/2012/Loose dated 19/9/2013}
sd/-
(Harsha Dass)
Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board
Source :www.indianrailways.gov.in
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/ENG-II/RBE_129.pdf]

KVS Orders - Regarding Re-employment of Principal/Principal Grad.II/Vice-Principal

KVS Orders - Regarding Re-employment of Principal/Principal Grad.II/Vice-Principal

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ)
18, Institutional Area, S.J.S Marg, New Delhi-110016.
F.16-2/2013-KVS(E.I) (Re-employment)

Dated: 12/12/2013
Subject: Re-employment of Principal/Principal Grad.II/Vice-Principal Reg.

Sir/Madam,
In continuation to this office letter of even no. dated 5.9.2013 please find enclosed herewith the proforma for consent of re-employment upto 31.03.2014. The consent of Vice-Principals/Principal Gr.II /Principal may be obtained in this proforma and forward the same for further necessary action.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Neelam)
Asstt. Commissioner(Admn.)/Estt.
Source :www.kvsangathan.nic.in
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ANN-12-12-13(2).PDF]

ATTENTION : Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners

ATTENTION : Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners

 NOTIFICATION
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadi Ghat, Allahabad – 211014

ATTENTION: Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners

Revision (as per 6th CPC) of pension / family pension of Pre-2006 Defence Civilian Pensioners / Family Pensioners has been carried out by Pension Disbursing Agencies (PDAs). Corrigendum PPOs for this pension revision are to be issued by PCDA (P) Allahabad based on the information to be provided in the prescribed format available on the website of PCDA Pension, by Pensioners / Family Pensioners / PDA / Head of the Office from where the Government Servant retired. No application is required from Pensioner / Family Pensioner whose Corrigendum PPO has already been issued as per 6th CPC.

2. Pensioner / Family Pensioner may download the Application Form from our website www.pcdapension.nic.in and complete the Part-I of it and submit it to his PDA for further action. PDA in turn will verify and fill up the respective field in Part-II of the Application Form and return the same within three days to pensioner for onward transmission to the Head of the Office. All the Head of the Offices are requested to fill-up the respective fields in Part-III of the Application Form and forward the same to the undersigned within one month.

3. Please visit our website www.pcdapension.nic.in for detailed instructions.
 
G.K.BARANWAL
Asst. Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Source: www.pcdapension.nic.in
[http://pcdapension.nic.in/6cpc/Circular-114.pdf]

Election Holidays - Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general election with the Legislative Assemblies etc. during 2013.

Election Holidays - Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general election with the Legislative Assemblies etc. during 2013.

AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA
No.A.60011/03/2013-P&C
Dated : 28.11.2013

Sub: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general election with the Legislative Assemblies etc. during 2013.

Sir,
The following guidelines already issued by DOPT vide OM. No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10th October, 2001 have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the state in accordance with the Office Memorandum No. 12/12/2013-JCA-2 dated 26th November, 2013 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension (Department of Personnel and Training), in connection with the general elections to the Legislative Assemblies of some States, scheduled to be held in 2013.

(i) The relevant offices/organizations shall remain closed in the notified areas where General elections to the State Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be conducted on the day of poll.

(ii) In connection with bye-election to Lok Sabha / State Assembly, only such of the Employees who are bonafide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling.

(iii) The Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization / Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general / bye-election.
Yours truly,
sd/-
(Dr.Dewakar Goel)
General Manager (HR)
Source: www.aai.aero/public_notices/aaisite_test/main_new.jsp
[http://www.aai.aero/aai_employees/Closing-of-offices-301113.pdf]

Expected DA from Jan 2014 - AICPIN for the month of October 2013

Expected DA from Jan 2014 - AICPIN for the month of October 2013
Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) October 2013

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment

29-November-2013 18:49 IST

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

According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for October, 2013 rose by 3 points and pegged at 241 (two hundred and forty one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 1.26 per cent between September and October compared with 0.93 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 2.53 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat Atta, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Pure Ghee, Onion, Vegetable items, Tea Readymade, Electricity Charges, etc.. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Groundnut Oil, Ginger, Petrol, putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 11.06 per cent for October, 2013 as compared to 10.70 per cent for the previous month and 9.60 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 15.02 per cent against 13.36 per cent of the previous month and 9.91 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Bhavnagar recorded the highest increase of 9 points each followed by Ahmedabad, Labac Silchar and Kodarma (8 points each) and Vadodara and Surat (7 point each). Among others, 6 points rise was registered in 8 centres, 5 points in 10 centres, 4 points in 8 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 10 centres and 1 point in 11 centres. On the contrary, Belgaum and Chhindwada centres reported a decline of 3 points each followed by Mercara (2 points) and Salem, Hubli Dharwar and Puducherry (1 point each). Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 39 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2013 will be released on Tuesday, 31 December, 2013.

Source: www.labourbureau.gov.in

Reservation in Employment in Private Sector

Reservation in Employment in Private Sector
A high level Coordination Committee under the Chairmanship of Principal Secretary to Prime Minister was constituted in October 2006, to carry forward the dialogue with the Industry on Affirmative Action, including reservation in Private Sector. The Coordination Committee is serviced by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. The Coordination Committee has been holding meetings with the apex Chambers from time to time. The Industry Associations viz. Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) have developed their respective Voluntary Code of Conduct (VCC) for member companies wherein stress has been laid on equal opportunities in employment for all sections of society, removing bias in employment to disadvantaged sections of society, increasing employability of socially disadvantaged sections through skill upgradation, continuous training and providing scholarships.

A brief summary of updated actions taken on Affirmative Action in the Private Sector in respect of three Industry Associations as provided by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) is as follows:

i) Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
a) Affirmative Action Council (AAC) has been formed. The AAC has identified 4 areas of Affirmative-work, Employability, Entrepreneurship, Education and Employment.

(b) Affirmative Fund has been set up.

c) 126032 candidates from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) community have been trained in various vocational skills.

d) 56141 Scholarships have been provided to SC/ ST students.

e) 81 Entrepreneurship development training programmes have been held.

f) Mid day meal programmes have been started in backward districts in all four zones of the country.

g) 395 Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) have been adopted for upgradation.

h) 822 companies have adopted Voluntary Code of Conduct.

ii) Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
a) 89219 candidates from SC/ST community have been trained in various vocational skills.

b) 482 Scholarships have been provided to SC/ ST students.

c) 3503 Entrepreneurship development training programmes have been held.

d) 9488 SC/ST students have been provided free education.

e) 451 companies have adopted Voluntary Code of Conduct.

iii) Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM)
a) 995 companies have adopted Voluntary. Code of Conduct.

b) 150 ITIs have been upgraded.

c) 1519 SC/ST students have been imparted Skill Upgradation and Entrepreneurship Development trainings.

d) 100 scholarships provided to SC/ST students for studying in premier institutions like IITs/ IIMs.

e) 14950 candidates have been trained under Skill Development programmes.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Manikrao Hodlya Gavit in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Source: PIB News

Age Limit for Dependent Children of Government Servants for availing Medical Facilities under CGHS - ECHS Orders

Age Limit for Dependent Children of Government Servants for availing Medical Facilities under CGHS - ECHS Orders

ENTITLEMENT FOR ECHS MEMBERSHIP

1. Further to central Org ECHS letter No B/49764/AG/ECHS dated 10 Oct 2003.

2. With imediate effect, ECHS facilities have been extend to dependents as applicable in CGHS vide MH & FW letter No 4-24/9G-C&P/CGHS (P) dt 31 May 2007 (Copy attached)

Annexure 3. VA : Age Limit for Dependent children
Text of MH & FW OM No. 4-24/96-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P), dt. 31.5.2007

Age Limit for Dependent Children of Government Servants and Pensioners for availing Medical Facilities under CGHS and Central Services (MA) Rules, 1944

The undersigned is directed to state that the age limit for dependent sons and daughters was earlier fixed vide Office Memorandum, No, B-12014/7/92-CGHS(P)dt. 31st December, 1993, issued by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, according to which for sons to be dependent on his father/mother, he had to be less than 25 years of age or till he started earning, whichever was earlier.

As a result of stay granted by the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi in Civil Miscellaneous Petition No. 115/97 in Civil Writ Petition No. 2542 of 1996 in Shri Madan Mohan Sharina Vs. Union of India, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare issued an Office Memorandum No.4-24/96-C&P/CGHS/CGHS(P) on 17th September, 1999, upper age limit for sons was removed subject to fulfilling other conditions regarding dependency and normally staying with the Government servant/pensioner. The Hon’ble High Court Of Delhi has dismissed the petition by its order on 29th November, 2006.

2. In view of the dismissal of the Writ Petition, it has been decided to re-fix the age limit for dependents, as indicated below:

(i)
Son
Till he starts earning or attains the age of 25 years, whichever is earlier.
(ii)
Daughter
Till she starts earning or gets married, irrespective of the age limit, whichever is earlier.
(iii)
Son suffering from any permanent disability 
2 of any kind (physical or mental)
Irrespective of age limit.
(iv)
Dependent divorced/abandoned or separated from their husband/ widowed daughters and dependent unmarried/divorced/abandoned or separated from their husband/ widowed sisters
Irrespective of age limit.
(v)
Minor brother(s)
Upto the age of becoming a major.

3. The other conditions of dependency and normally residing with the Government servant/pensioner will remain the same.

4. This order will take effect from the date of issue of the Office Memorandum.
 
5. This order would also be applicable to Central Government employees covered under Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.
 
6. This issues with the concurrence of IFD vide their Dy. No.2552/2007 dated the 15th May, 2007.
 
1. A son shall be entitled until he gels married. vide dt O.M. of even no. dt 25.2.2009 (Annexure 3.VAA).
2. For meaning of disability. refer O.M. of even No dt. 29.8.2007 (Annexure 3.VB) and dt. 2.8.2010 (Annexure 3.VBB).
 
Source: www.echs.gov.in
[http://echs.gov.in/images/pdf/ops/ops97.pdf]

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