Monday, February 22, 2016

Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway Employees Posted to New Zones/New Divisions: Railway Board orders

Railway Board decision on House Rent Allowance – Orders Issued

RBE No: 20/2016
New Delhi, dated 17/02/2016
The General Manager/CAO’s
All Indian Railways & Production units.

Sub : Grant of House Rent Allowance to Railway employees posted to new Zones/new Divisions – Regarding.

Attention is invited to the instructions contained in Board’s letters of even number dated 9.3.2004, 9.8.2005, 9.8.2006, 12.12.2007, 24.10.2008, 10.12.2009 , 01.07.2013 and 24.07.2014 on the above subject.

2. The matter has been considered by the Board subsequent to issue of letter No. E(G)2009 QR 1-2 dated 20.10.2014 and it has been decided that railway employees posted to ECR and NWR may be allowed house rent allowance upto 31.12.2015 on the same terms and conditions laid down in the letter of even number dated 09.03.2004 ibid and as amended/clarified from time to time.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Railway Board.
Source: NFIR

Cashless health insurance for elderly likely in Budget

Cashless health insurance for elderly likely in Budget

Government is working on a cashless health insurance scheme for senior citizens which may be announced in the upcoming Union Budget 2016-17.

Around Rs 10,000 crore – lying unclaimed in banks and insurance companies, EPFO and small savings schemes — would be utilised for providing the health insurance cover to the elderly, sources said.

Senior citizens are often dependent on their children or extended families for healthcare, they said, adding that the proposed scheme will help in meeting secondary and tertiary health care needs.

The quantum of insurance cover would be more than Rs 50,000 for person over 60 years.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley will present the central budget for the next financial year on February 29.
The proposed scheme will be administered by the Department of Financial Services under the Finance Ministry.

The government proposes to link this scheme to bank accounts of beneficiaries to directly transfer the subsidised amount to the accounts. As per the proposal, the government would subsidise the premium for those below poverty line by up to 90 per cent through cash transfers to their bank accounts.

It’s not that the government will forfeit these unclaimed funds, sources said, adding that if claimants come forward they will be paid because the fund would be revolving in nature, sources said.

Health insurance scheme for senior citizen would be a logical extension of the ongoing low premium life insurance (Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana), general insurance (Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana) and pension plan (Atal Pension Yojana) of the government, sources said.

The Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana offers a renewable one-year life cover of Rs 2 lakh to all savings bank account holders in the age group of 18-50 years, covering death due to any reason, for a premium of Rs 330 per annum.

The Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana offers a renewable one-year accidental death-cum-disability cover of Rs 2 lakh for partial/permanent disability to all savings bank account holders in the age group of 18-70 years for a premium of Rs 12 per annum per subscriber.

The Atal Pension Yojana focuses on the unorganised sector and provide subscribers a fixed minimum pension of Rs 1,000, Rs 2,000, Rs 3,000, Rs 4,000 or Rs 5,000 per month, starting at the age of 60 years, depending on the contribution option exercised on entering at an age between 18 and 40 years.

Important Dates for ADMISSION in KV Schools 2016-2017


Subject to availability of vacancies in a particular class.

The Admission Schedule for the Session 2016-17 will be as under :-


List of children registered, list of eligible children, category-wise list of provisionally selected children, waiting list and subsequent lists to be compulsorily displayed on the web-site of the Kendriya Vidyalayas concerned, in addition to display on School’s Notice Board.

Abolition of affidavit and attestation by Gazetted Officer and adoption of self-certification in KVS

Abolition of affidavit and attestation by Gazetted Officer and adoption of self-certification in KVS

18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg,
New Delhi – 110 016
F.11029-9/2014-KVSHQ (Admn.-1)/
Date : 18.02.2016
The Deputy Commissioner
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
All Regional Offices

SUB: Abolition of affidavit and attestation by Gazetted Officer and adoption of self-certification in KVS-reg.

In pursuance of the Ministry of Personnal Public Grievances & Pensions D.O. letter No.K-11022/67/2012-AR dated 17.07.2014, read with Govt. of Punjab Memo No.3/7/2010-Trg.(3)/1007 dated 10.03.2010, the competent authority, KVS has decided to implement the following in KVS with immediate:-

1 . Self -attested photocopy of Date of Birth Certificate by the parents/legal guardian of the child should be accepted, at the time of grant of admission instead of attestation by a Gazetted Officer/any other Authority.

2. All self-attested photocopy of testimonials from the candidates appointed in KVS be accepted instead of attestation by a Gazetted officer/any other Authority.

3. However, the self attested photocopies of Date of Birth certificate & other testimonials must be verified from the original documents for authenticity and a certificate to this effect must be recorded by Principal/Head of Office etc on the photocopy of the document before placing it on records.
This may be circulated among all Kendriya Vidyalayas functioning under your administrative jurisdiction with the instructions that the same may be brought to the notice of all staff members under proper acknowledgement. These instructions be followed by all Regional Offices/ZIETs Joint & KVs Commissioner meticulously.
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)

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