Sunday, February 26, 2012

CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Children Education Allowance-Frequently Asked Questions
February 26, 2012
The Department of Personnel and Training,(DOP&T), has been issuing clarification regarding Children Education Allowance time to time. The  FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and replies for the same relating to Children Education Allowance payable to Central Government Employees are given below

                              CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE

                                   FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS   

(1). Whether CEA is admissible to a Government Servant who ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year ?

CEA/hostel subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government servant ceased to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year.


The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down under CEA scheme.

(2). Whether Children of a Government servant who dies while in service are still eligible for reimbursement under the new CEA scheme?

If a Government servant dies while in service, the Children Education Allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Govt., State Government, Autonomous Body, PSU, Semi-Government Organization such as Municipality, Post Trust Authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central Govt/State Governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Govt. servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other condition laid down under CEA Scheme

3) Whether any upper age limit of the children has been prescribed for ciaming CEA?

Whether CEA can be allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning”? If so the age limit prescribed for the same. The upper age limit for disabled children has been set at the age of 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will now be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class which ever is earlier. Cases where reimbursement have been already made, in respect of children above this age may not be reopened. It has also been decided that CEA may henceforth be allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” 5ubject to other condition prescribed

4) What is the definition of the terms ‘two sets 0f uniform’ which occur in para1(e) of our O.M. dated 2.9.08. What is the definition of ‘one set of shoes’?

It is clarified that ‘one set of shoes’ would mean one pair of shoes and ‘two sets of uniform’ would mean two sets of uniform prescribed by the school in which the child is studying. A set of uniform will include all items of clothing prescribed for a day, as uniform by the school. Reimbursement may be allowed for two sets of such uniform irrespective of the colours /winter/ summer/ PT uniform

(5) What is the definition of ‘station’ for the purpose of hostel subsidy ?

It is clarified that for the purpose of hosted subsidy, station would be demarcated by the first three digits of the PIN Code of the area where the Government Servant is posed and/or residing’. ‘The first three digits of the PIN Code indicate a Revenue District

(6) Whether fee paid to organizations/institutions other than the school or fee paid to private tutors for purposes mentioned in para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 is reimbursable?

No. It is clarified that the term ‘fee’ contained in the para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 would mean the fee charted by the school directly from the student

7. Whether Reimbursement of Children Education Allowance (CEA) for 3rd child is permissible if CEA has not been claimed for 1st and or 2nd child. As per OM dated 2.9.2008 CEA is admissible for two school going children. Does it mean any two school going children?

As per OM No. 12011/03/2008- Estt.(AL) dated 11 .11.2008, Children Education Allowance would be admissible for more than two children in case the number of children exceeds two as a result of the second child birth resulting in twins or multiple birth. This implies that the CEA will be admissible only in the cases of two eldest surviving children and CEA for third or subsequent child will only be permissible if there is a case of multiple birth at the time of second child birth. Further, reimbursement of CEA for the 3rd child is admissible in case of failure of sterilization operation.


8. What are the fee that are reimbursable? Whether Development Fees, Annual Charges, Transportation fees are reimbursable? Reimbursement towards purchase of school bag, water bottle, uniform, shoes and stationary is admissible?

As per OM No.12011/03/2008-Estt (AL) dated 2.9.2008, tuition fee, admission fee, laboratory fee, special fee charged for agriculture, electronics, music or any other subject, fee charged for practical work, fee paid for the use of any aid or appliances by the child, library fee, games/sports fee and fee for extra-curricular activities are reimbursable subject to the condition that the aforementioned fee are charged by the school directly from the student. Besides, reimbursement for purchase of one set of text books and notebooks, two sets of uniforms prescribed by the school in which the child is studying, one pair of shoes, in an academic year are reimbursable. Uniform include all items of clothing prescribed for a day, as uniform by the school, irrespective of colours/winter/summer/PT uniforms.

i) Whether Children Education Allowance would be admissible beyond two children due to failure of sterilization operation.

The re-imbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible only for the first child born after failure of sterilization operation.

(ii) whether the admissible amount per annum per child (annual ceiling of Rs.15000/-) on account of CEA can be reimbursed in fill in the first quarter of the financial/academic year itself.

i) It is clarified that a Government servant is allowed to get 50% of the total amount subject to the overall annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter. Frontloading of the entire amount in the first and second is not allowed.

(ii) A Government servant can claim full amount subject to the annual ceiling of Rs.15000/- in the last quarter

9. Whether CEA has been increased by 25% as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowances beyond 50%?


This Department’s OM No. 12011/03/2008-Esn.(AL) dated 2.9.2008 clearly indicates that the limits “would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on therevised pay structure goes up by 50%. There is no need for any separate order from this Department to effect enhancement of CEA as a result of increase in DA by 50%. However, O.M. NO. 12011/01/2011-Estt.(Allowance) dated 4th May, 2011, has been issued to clarify this further.

10. Whether CEA can be claimed for the child for the same class twice?


The reimbursement of CEA is not linked to the performance of the child in his class. Even if a child fails in a particular class, the reimbursement is permissible. However, if the child is admitted in the same class in another school, although the child has passed out of the same class in previous school or in the mid-session, CEA shall not be reimbursable.


11. Whether Hostel subsidy is reimbursable irrespective of transfer liability?


Hostel Subsidy is reimbursable to all Central Govt, employees for keeping their ward in the Hostel of a residential school away from the station in which the employee is posted or residing irrespective of any transfer liability

12. Whether the admissible amount on account of CEA can be reimbursed in full to a Govt. servant in the first quarter of the financial /academic year itself ?


A Govt. servant is allowed to get 50% of the total amount subject to the overall annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter. Front-loading of the entire amount in the first and second quarters is not allowed.

13 whether the Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee shall be reimbursed.?


The Government servant will have to certify to the effect that tuition fee has not been charged by the school/institution


14. Whether the Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities can be reimbursable?


Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities, shall be reimbursed in addition to items mentioned in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2-9-2008.


The school/institution shall be aided or approved by the Central/State Government/UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities


14. Whether any age limit has been prescribed for reimbursement of CEA in respect of children studying in nursery classes?


There is no minimum age prescribed for reimbursement of CEA in respect ol children admitted in nursery classes. However, with regard to physically challenged children the minimum age of 5 (five) years has been prescribed. The maximum age for normal child is 20 years and for physically challenged children the maximum age is 22 years.

The upper age limit for disabled children has been set at the age of 22 years. In the case of other children the age limit will be 20 years or till the time of passing 12th class which ever is earlier. Cases where reimbursement have been already made in respect of children above this age may not be reopened.

The minimum age of 5 years, stipulated in O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 11th November, 2008, for disabled children, pursuing non-formal education or vocational training stands removed. Henceforth, there will be no minimum age for any child for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy


15. Whether the school/Institution should be recognized?


The school/Institution has to be recognized by the Central or State Government or U’T administration or by University or a recognized educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.


16. Whether CEA is payable for the children of Central Government employees and studying abroad, including children of citizens of Nepal/Bhutan but working in Government of India, and the children are studying in the schools in their native place, i.e., Nepal/Bhutan?


      The CEA is payable for the children of all Central Government employees including citizens of Nepal and Bhutan, who are employees of Government of India, and whose children are studying abroad. However, a certificate may be obtained from the Indian Mission abroad that the school is recognized by the educational authority having jurisdiction over the area where the institution is situated.


17. Whether CEA is admissible to Government Servant who ceases to be in Service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of academic year?


CEA/hostel subsidy shall be admissible till the end of the academic year in which the Government Servant ceases to be in service due to retirement, discharge, dismissal or removal from service in the course of an academic year. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government Servant worked prior to these events and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down under CEA Scheme.


18. Whether Children of a Government Servant who dies while in service are still eligible for reimbursement under new CEA Scheme?


If a Government servant dies while in service the children education allowance or hostel subsidy shall be admissible in respect of his/her children subject to observance of other conditions for its grant provided the wife/husband of the deceased is not employed in service of the Central Government, State Government, Autonomous body, PSU, Semi government organization such Municipality, Port Trust authority or any other organization partly or fully funded by the Central government/State governments. In such cases the CEA/Hostel Subsidy shall be payable to the Children till such time the employee would have actually received the same, subject to the condition that other terms and conditions are fulfilled. The payment shall be made by the office in which the Government Servant was working prior to his death and will be regulated by the other conditions laid down under CEA Scheme.


19. Whether CEA can be allowed in case of Children studying through Correspondence or distance learning?


It has also been decided that CEA may henceforth be allowed in case of children studying through “Correspondence or Distance Learning” subject to other condition prescribed.


20. What is definition of the terms “two sets of uniform”?


“Two sets of Uniform” would mean two sets of uniform prescribed by the School in which the child is studying. As set of uniform will include all items of clothing prescribed for a day, as uniform by the School. Reimbursement may be allowed for two sets of such uniform irrespective of the colors/winter/summer/PT uniform.


21. What is definition of “One set of Shoes”?


“One set of shoes” would mean one pair of shoes.


22. What is definition of station for the purpose of hostel subsidy?


It is clarified that for the purpose of hostel subsidy, station would be demarcated by the first three digits of pin code of the area where the Government Servant is posted and/or residing. The first three digits of the PIN code indicate a Revenue District.


23. Whether fee paid to organisations/Institutions other than the school or fees paid to private tutors is reimbursable?


No. It is clarified that the term ‘fee’ contained in the para 1(e) of the OM dated 2.9.2008 would mean the fee charged by the School directly from the student
source:gservants.com

Recognition of Certificate/Qualification of I.T.I upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) and its acceptance for the purpose of employment in railways


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No.16/2012

No.E(NG)-II/2005/RR-1/7.

New Delhi, Dated :01/02/2012.

The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,
MTP/Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai, CAO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi,
Director General, RDSO/Lucknow & RSC/Vadodra, Director, IRISET/Secundrabad,
IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik & IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway
Recruitment Boards; Managing Director/Konkan Railway Corporation Limited.

Sub: Recognition of Certificate/Qualification of I.T.I upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) and its acceptance for the purpose of employment in railways.

Ref: (i) Board’s letter of even number dated 27.12.2006 (RBE No. 196/2006).

(ii) Ministry of Labour & Employment’s Gazette Notification dated 07.11.2007, 21.7.2010 and 7.9.2010 (enclosed)

The proposal for recognition of certificate / qualification imparted by Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) upgraded as Centre of Excellence (COE) under the scheme envisaged by Directorate General of Employment & Training (DGET), Ministry of Labour & Employment and acceptance of the same for the purpose of employment on the railways has been under examination of this Ministry.

2. It has now been decided by the Board that apart from the list of trades obtained under Craftsman Training Scheme from Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) circulated vide letter under reference (i)above, certificates of BBBT (Broad Based Basic Training) and Advance Modules obtained from ITIs upgraded as Centre of Excellence, in the trades contained in Gazette Notification referred to (ii) above, may be accepted for posts wherever ITIs has been prescribed as a direct recruitment qualification.

3. Cases of recruitment already finalized need not be reopened. However, in the cases where recruitment has not yet been finalized, instructions may appropriately be adhered to.

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

Ends.: As stated.

(Harsha Dass)
Joint Director Estt. (N)-II
Railway Board

Child Care Leave for female West Bengal State Government Employees


Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No: 1364-F(P) Kolkata, the 15th February, 2012.

MEMORANDUM

Consequent upon recommendation of the Fifth State Pay Commission for introduction of ‘Child Care Leave’ in favour of female State Government Employees, the matter has been under consideration of the Government for some time past.

After careful consideration of the matter, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to say that the Female Govt. employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave [CCL] by an authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service period for taking care of upto two children upto 18 years of their age whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. subject to the following conditions.

i. During the period of such leave, the female employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

ii. It may not be granted in more than 3 (three) spells in a calendar year.

iii. It may not be granted for less than 15 days in a spell.

iv. Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.

v. It may be combined with Leave of the kind due and admissible.

vi. Child Care Leave should not ordinarily be granted during the Probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which such leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.

vii. Other terms and conditions as applicable to sanctioning Earned Leave shall be applicable in the matter of sanctioning Child Care Leave.

viii. An account for the purpose shall have to be maintained under proper attestation by the leave sanctioning authority.

2. This order shall take effect from 1st January, 2012.

3. Formal amendments in the relevant rules of the West Bengal Service Rules will be made in due course

Sd/-
A.K. Das
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal,
Finance Department

Children Education Allowance-latest clarification


No.12011/07(ii)/2011-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, 21-02-2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance.

Subsequent to issue of Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 and clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, a number of references have been received on certain aspects of Children Education Allowance / Hostel Subsidy. After due consideration of the references, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, the following modifications/alterations are carried out with effect from the date of issue of this O.M. on pro-rata basis:

i. Development Fee/Parents’ Contribution charged by the school/institution in lieu of tuition fee shall be reimbursed. The Government servant will have to certify to the effect that tuition fee has not been charged by the school/institution.

ii. Fee charged directly by the school/institution for catering to the special needs of the child with disabilities, duly certified by the school authorities, shall be reimbursed in addition to items mentioned in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2-9-2008. The school/institution shall be aided or approved by the Central/State Government/UT Administration or whose fees are approved by any of these authorities.

iii. The minimum age of 5 years, stipulated in O.M. No.12011/03/2008—Estt.(Allowance) dated 11th November, 2008, for disabled children, pursuing non-formal education or vocational training stands removed. Henceforth, there will be no minimum age for any child for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy.

2. Cases where reimbursement has been made on the basis of earlier O.M, on the issues need not be reopened

Saturday, February 25, 2012

The order for Granting one increment to the Government Servants may be issued in the first week of March 2012


        Sources close to the DOP&T informed that the issue of granting one increment to the government servants, whose increment date falls between February 2006 and June 2006, has been forwarded to Finance Ministry for its approval.  According to the sources, the Finance Ministry gave its approval to this proposal as agreed by the Government in the National Anomaly Committee.

        The Federations representing National Anomaly Committee approached the Government to issue the order very soon, since the decision of granting one increment to the govt servants was taken in the National Anomaly Committee on 5th January 2012. It is believed that the federations were informed that due to the ongoing Elections for state assemblies in some states, issuing order is delayed. As per the Election Schedule the elections for state assemblies for 5 States are commenced on 28-1-2012, and the 6th phase of U.P and Goa State assembly elections will be completed by 03-03-2012.  So, keeping in view of the above, we can expect that the order for Granting one increment to the Government Servants may be issued in the first week of March 2012.

According to the decision which is agreed by government in National Anomaly Committee, the govt servants will be granted one increment in the pre revised 5 CPC scale on 01-01-2006, and then it will be multiplied by 1.86 and the pay in the Pay Band in the 6 CPC will be fixed accordingly.

source: gservants.com

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Children Education Allowance-DOPT Clarification


No .12011/07(i)/2011-Estt(AL) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension 
Department of Personnel & Training


New Delhi, February , 21-02-2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Children Education Allowance-Clarification-

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M. NO.12011/03/2008-Estt.(Allowance) dated 2nd September,2008, and subsequent clarifications issued from time to time on the subject cited above, and to state that various Ministries/Departments have been seeking clarifications on various aspects of the Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy. The doubts raised by various authorities are clarified as under:


Sl. No
Point of reference/doubts
Clarification
1.
What constitute “Fee” as per para l (e) of the O.M. dated 2/9/2008 and whether fee paid for extra-curricular activities to some other institute and reimbursement of, school bags, pens/pencils, etc., Can be allowed? Is there any item-wise ceiling?
“Fee” shall mean fee paid to the school in which the child is studying, directly by the parents/ guardian for the items mentioned in para l (e) of the O.M. dated 2/9/2008. Reimbursement of school bags, pens/pencils, etc., may not be allowed. There is no item-wise ceiling.
2.
Whether reimbursement can be allowed in case the original receipts are misplaced and duplicate receipts are produced by the Government servant?
In case of misplacement of receipts given by the school/institution towards charges received from the parents/guardian, reimbursement may be allowed if the Government servant produces a duplicate receipt, duly authenticated by the school authorities. Receipts from private parties, other than the school, if misplaced shall not be entertained, even if a duplicate receipt is produced. Original receipts from school authorities need not be attested/countersigned/rubber stamped by the school authorities.
3.
Whether a Government servant is allowed to get 50% of the total amount subject to the overall annual ceiling in the first quarter and the remaining amount in third and or fourth quarter?
Reimbursement of 50% of the entitled amount for the academic year could be allowed in the first and/or second quarter and the remaining amount could be reimbursed in the third and/or fourth quarter. However the entitled amount can be reimbursed in the last quarter.
4.
It is provided that whenever the DA increases by 50% the CEA will increase by 25%. What shall be the date of effect of such enhancement?
Any enhancement in the ceiling of reimbursement per annum due to increase in DA by 50%,shall be applicable on pro-data basis from the date of increase in DA, subject to actual expenditure during the quarte




source-http://circulars.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12011_07-i_2011-Estt-AL.pdf

DOPT CIRCULAR 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Upper limit of Income Tax Exemption towards Interest on Housing Loan likely to be raised to Rs.3 lakh


An individual who is liable to pay income tax is presently granted a deduction of up to Rs. 1.5 lakh from the salary income for the interest paid on Housing Loan taken for self occupied housing property in an assessment year.

As per media reports on expected changes in Income tax regulations in the ensuing budget 2012, the present limit of Rs. 1.5 lakh for housing loan interest may be raised to Rs. 3 lakhs.

The Economic Times reports as follows

In a bid to boost housing sector credit, the government is contemplating to enhance income tax exemption for up to Rs 3 lakh paid as interest on housing loans in a year, from the existing limit of Rs 1.5 lakh.

The government is considering to raise the tax deduction limit for housing loan in the coming Budget, sources said The Budget is scheduled to be tabled on March 16. At present, a deduction of up to Rs 1.5 lakh is available from taxable income towards interest on loan taken for house. Besides, borrowers can enjoy exemption on payment of principal amount. However, it is part of exemption to savings capped at Rs 1 lakh per annum.

With the property prices and interest rates rising with each passing year, there is need to revise the limit, sources said.

In order to arrest the declining growth rate, the industry associations have demanded raising the tax limit ceiling for the housing loan.

According to Ficci Secretary General Rajiv Kumar the exemption should be harmonised with the rising interest rates and increased to at least Rs 2.5 lakh.

“We recommended that the existing tax deduction limit on income tax of an individual should be increased from the current level of Rs 2.5 lakh to at least Rs 5 lakh,” CII Director General Chandrajit Banerjee.

Of this, Rs 3 lakh should be towards interest payment to offset the impact of high interest rates, he said, adding the remaining Rs 2 lakh should be exclusively towards principal loan repayment as the present limit of Rs 1 lakh is already overcrowded with several other items.

Echoing views, Assocham and PHD chamber said that exemption limit need to be raised both for interest and principal.

As per the Direct Taxes Code, which would replace the decades old Income Tax Act, there is income tax exemption for up to Rs 1.5 lakh paid as interest on housing loans in a year.

Source: The Economic Times


Epfo India Invites Online Applications For Social Security Assistant


Epfo India Invites Online Applications For Social Security Assistant

Basic Details: 

Date of Written Examination : 15.04.2012 (SUNDAY) 
Dates for On-Line Registration of Applications : From 14.02.2012 to 09.03.2012 
Date for Deposition of Application Fees : From 13.02.2012 to 08.03.2012 
Date for Downloading of Call Letters : From 03.04.2012 to 15.04.2012

How To Apply (On-Line Application); 
1. All Eligible Candidates Should Apply On-Line Before The Last Date For Registration Of Application From Our Website http://www.epfindia.com And http://www.epfindia.com No Other Means / Mode Of Application Will Be Accepted.

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Recruitment of Probationary Officers in Bank of Maharashtra - 2012


Recruitment of Probationary Officers in Bank of Maharashtra - 2012

Bank of Maharashtra invites invites ON-LINE Applications, from qualified candidates who hold a valid score card issued by IBPS, for recruitment to the post of Probationary Officer :

Probationary Officers : 457 posts, Pay Scale : Rs.14500-25700, Age : 20-30 years

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LAST DATE FOR MAKING ON-LINE APPLICATION & SUBMISSION OF APPLICATION FEES16-03-2012

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Child Care Leave for Women Central Government Employees


Based on the recommendation of the VI CPC, Govt. of India accepted and introduced Child Care Leave for Women Central Government Employees vide OM. No.13018/2/2008-Estt(L) dt.11-09-2008.According to this order, the women employees could avail the CCL only after exhausting the Earned Leave if any in their credit. After receiving various representations from Govt Servants/ Federations/Associations, Govt of India reviewed its earlier decision and issued a clarification. According to which, all the establishment has been directed that Earned Leave, if any availed by women employees before availing CCL subsequent to the issue of the OM.13018/2/2008-Esst(L) dt.18-11-2008 may be adjusted against CCL if so requested by the employees.

The Civilian Female Industrial Employees of Defence Establishment covered by the CCS (leave) Rules 1972 were denied this benefit of CCL, though they are at par with the Non-Industrial Women Central Government Employees Covered by the CCS(Leave) Rules 1972.

All the Defence Employees Federations taken up the matter to Ministry Level and demanded to grant the CCL to Industrial Women Central Government Employees. Then the matter was subsequently considered and the benefit of Child Care Leave to Civilian Industrial Employees working in Defence Establishments at par with the Non-Industrial Govt Employees covered by CCS (Leave) Rules,1972 has been extended vide Department of Personnel & Training Letter No.12012/2/2009 Estt(L) Dt.20th October 2011. But the order was given effect only from the date of issue of this order i.e. w.e.f. 20-10-2011.Due to which the EL availed by Women Industrial Employees working in Defence Establishments during the period of September 2008 to October 2011 can not be adjusted against CCL. After receiving many representations from women employees, the Federations approached the higher authority to consider this and to issue necessary clarificatory orders to give retrospective effect subsequent to the issue of the OM.13018/2/2008-Esst(L) dt.18-11-2008.Especially the INDWF Federation has represented this issue to the Secretary,DOP&T to review this order. Through its letter, posted in INDWF blog, explained that many Women Industrial Employees working in Defence Establishments during the absence of the benefit of CCL, availed Earned Leave between September 2008 and October 2011 are not been allowed to adjust against CCL and were deprived of the benefit, since the extended benefit was given only w.e.f. 20-10-2011.

The letter disclosed that this issue was raised in the National Anomaly Committee meeting held on 05-01-2012 by the Staff side to give effect retrospectively ie subsequently after the issue of O.M. Dt 18-11-2008. The Chairman of the Meeting informed to the Staff side that if references any received, it will be considered.

Further it requested the Secretary to review the order Dt. 20-10-2011 and to extend the benefit of CCL retrospectively to women Industrial Employees of Defence Establishments.

The Letter of INDWF is reproduced here



To

The Secretary to Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions,
Department of Personnel and Training,
North Block,
New Delhi-110011.

Thro’ Secretary, Staff Side National Council(JCM)

Sub : Grant of Child Care Leave to Civilian Female Industrial  Employees of  Defence Establishments

Ref: Department of Personnel & Training Letter No.12012/2/2009.
Estt(L) Dt.20th October 2011.

Sir,

Based on the recommendation of the VI CPC, Govt. of India accepted and introduced Child Care Leave in respect of Women Central Government Employees vide OM. No.13018/2/2008-Estt(L) dt.11-09-2008.After receiving various representations from Govt Servants/ Federations/Associations, Govt of India reviewed its earlier decision and issued revised orders vide their letter w.e.f. 01-09-2008. According to which, earned Leave, if any availed by women employees before availing CCL subsequent to the issue of the OM.13018/2/2008-Esst(L) dt.18-11-2008may be adjusted against CCL if so requested by the employees.

This benefit of CCL, in respect of Civilian Female Industrial Employees of Defence Establishment covered by the CCS (leave) Rules 1972 were denied the similar benefit though they are at par with the Non-Industrial Central Government Employees Covered by the CCS(Leave) Rules 1972.

The matter was subsequently considered and the benefit of Child Care Leave to Civilian Industrial Employees working in Defence Establishments at par with the Non-Industrial Govt Employees covered by CCS (Leave) Rules,1972 was extended vide your letter under reference. But the order was given effect only from the date of issue of this order ie w.e.f. 20-10-2011.

Many Women Industrial Employees working in Defence Establishments during the absence of the benefit of CCL, availed Earned Leave between September 2008 and October 2011 are not been allowed to adjust against CCL and were deprived of the benefit, since the extended benefit was given only w.e.f. 20-10-2011.

This issue was raised in the National Anomaly Committee meeting held on 05-01-2012 by the Staff side to give effect retrospectively ie subsequently after the issue of O.M. Dt 18-11-2008. The Chairman of the Meeting informed to the Staff side that if references any received, it will be considered.

It is therefore requested to kindly review the order Dt. 20-10-2011 and the benefit of CCl may please be extended retrospectively to women Industrial Employees of Defence Establishments.

Yours Sincerely

(R.Srinivasan)
General Secretary, INDWF,
Member Staff side Standing Committee,
National Council (JCM).

Copy to:-

The Secretary to Govt. of India,
Ministry of Defence, –Request to refer the matter for extending the benefits of
South Block, availing CCL by the Women Industrial Employees
New Delhi-110011 in Defence Establishments retrospectively

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Setting up of a new Rail Coach Manufacturing unit at Palakkad in Kerala



The Union Cabinet today approved the setting up of a new Rail Coach Manufacturing unit at Palakkad in Kerala to manufacture 400 coaches per annum at an estimated cost of Rs.550 crore (excluding the cost of land) as a Joint Venture in which Railways shall contribute 26% of the equity. 

The new coach building plant will be set up at Palakkad in Kerala where land to the extent of about 239 acres is available for use which will be purchased by the Railways from the Government of Kerala. 

This will help Indian Railways in ensuring timely availability of passenger coaches to meet the increasing demands of passenger transportation. It shall also ensure induction of state of the art aluminium coaches on Indian Railways. 

The work on this project will commence during 2012-13 and will be completed within a period of 36 months. 

ENHANCEMENT OF VARIOUS ALLOWANCES BY 25% FROM 1.1.2011 OWING TO OVER 50% INCREASE IN DEARNESS ALLOWANCE


F.No.5-06/2011-PAP 
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS AND I.T. 
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS 
[ESTABLISHMENT DIVISION] 
DAK BHAWAN, SANSAD MARG, NEW DELHI-110116

THE 24th JANUARY, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

SUBJECT : ENHANCEMENT OF VARIOUS ALLOWANCES BY 25% FROM 1.1.2011 OWING TO OVER 50% INCREASE IN DEARNESS ALLOWANCE – REG.

The undersigned is directed to say that a number of references and queries have been received in this Directorate from various Circles seeking clarifications in respect of increase of various allowances consequent upon increase in the Dearness Allowance beyond 50% w.e.f. 1st January, 2011. The issue has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It may be recalled that, on implementation of the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission, necessary orders in respect of various allowances and certain advances were issued by the Government. Some of these orders inter alia stipulated that such Allowances/advances shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%.


2. It is, therefore, clarified that such orders in respect of the allowances and advances, which provide for their automatic  increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance goes up by 50%, do not require further confirmation/clarification for complying with the said stipulations.

3. However, such Allowances and Advances are mentioned below for ready reference of all concerned :

1. Children Education Allowance including Hostel Subsidy, etc.

2. Special Allowance

3. Cash Handling Allowance

4. Washing Allowance

5. Split Duty Allowance

6. Bad Climate Allowance

7. Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance

8. (a) All components of Daily allowance on tour, 
    (b) Mileage Allowances for road and bicycle journeys on tour

9. Special Compensatory (Hill Area) Allowance

10. Special Comp. Scheduled Tribal Area Allowance

11. Project Allowance

12. Fixed Conveyance Allowance

13. Cycle Maintenance Allowance

14. Special Allowance for Child care for women with disabilities

15. (a) Advance for purchase of Bicycle 
      (b) warm Clothing Advance 
      (c) Festival Advance 
      (d) Natural Calamity Advance

16. Desk Allowance

This issues with the concurrence of Integrated Finance Wing vide their diary No.28/FA/12/CS dated : 24/01/2012


(S.V.RAO) 
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR GENERAL (ESTT.)

Source:http://www.indiapost.gov.in/Pdf/F.No.5-06-2011-PAP.pdf

GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION TO KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS ( 2012-13)


GUIDELINES FOR ADMISSION TO KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS ( 2012-13)

1.    In supersession to all guidelines that have been issued governing admissions in Kendriya Vidyalayas, the following guidelines are issued to regulate admissions in the Vidyalayas with effect from the academic session 2012-13.  These guidelines are not applicable to KVs in abroad.  The separate guidelines are being issued to foreign Kendriya Vidyalayas.  

2.       DEFINITIONS

    Unless the context suggests otherwise, the definition of the following terms would be as below :- 

(i)    CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES : An employee who draws his emoluments from the consolidated fund of India.

(ii)    TRANSFERABLE : An employee who has been transferred at least once in the preceding 7 years shall be deemed to be transferable. 
  
(iii)    TRANSFER : An employee would be treated as transferred only if he/she has been transferred by the competent authority from one place/usrban agglomeration to another place/urban agglomeration which is at a distance of at least 20 kms.  and minimum period of stay at a place should be six months.

(iv)    AUTONOMOUS BODIES / PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS : Organizations which are fully financed by the government or where the government share is more than 51 per cent would be deemed to be autonomous bodies/ public sector undertakings.


3.PRIORITIES IN ADMISSION

The following priorities shall be followed in granting admissions:-      
   
(A)    KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS UNDER CIVIL/DEFENCE SECTOR :  

Children of transferable and non-transferable central government employees including ex- servicemen.  This will also include children of foreign national officials, who come on deputation or transfer to India on invitation by Govt. of India.  
   
Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of  Autonomous Bodies/Public Sector Undertaking/Institute of Higher Learning of the Government of India. 
Children of transferable and non-transferable State Government employees. 
Children of transferable and non-transferable employees of Autonomous 
Bodies/ Public Sector Undertakings/Institute of Higher Learning of the State Governments. 
Children from any other category including the children of foreign nationals who are located in India due to their work or for any personal reasons.  They would be considered only in case there are no Indian Nationals’ waitlisted for admission.  
Note:  Admission will be granted based on the number of transfers of the parents as per the existing procedure.  The parents of non-transferable Central Govt. Employees including ex-servicemen will be considered after exhausting all transferable employees including ex-servicemen with minimum one transfer.  The same is true in other categories.


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Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Appointment on Compassionate Grounds - Minimum Educational qualification


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
[RAILWAY BOARD]


  
No. E{NG}II/2011/RC-1/NE/21 
New Delhi, Dated: 06.02.2012.

The General Manager (P), 
All Zonal Railways/Pus.


Sub:- Appointment on Compassionate Grounds - Minimum Educational qualification - reqarding. 
  
   References are being received from zonal Railways/PUs seeking clarification whether exemption from possession of minimum educational qualification for compassionate ground appointment for widows are still applicable after the issue of Board's instructions issued under RBE No. 166/2011.

   The matter has been examined and it is hereby advised that widows of ex-Railway employees will be covered in instructions issued under RBE No.166/2011 for the purpose of appointment on compassionate grounds.

  

(Harsha Dass) 
Joint Director Estt. {N}-II

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Clarification regarding regulation of payment of employer’s share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation


No 6/8/2009-Estt.(Pay II) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 15th February, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Clarification regarding regulation of payment of employer’s share of contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund during the period of reverse deputation.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s 0.M,No. 6/8/2009.Estt.(Pay II) dated 17th June, 2010 vide which instructions were issued for regulating the terms and conditions of pay, Deputation (duty) allowance etc. on transfer on deputation/foreign service of Central Government employees to ex-cadre posts under the Central Government/State Governments/Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous 
Bodies, Universities/UT Administration, Local Bodies etc. and vice-versa,


2. As per para 7.7 (ii) of the above cited 0M., in the case of deputation on foreign service terms to PSUs etc., leave salary contribution and pension contribution/CPF contribution are required to be paid either by the employee himself or by the borrowing organisation to the Central Govt.


3. The issue of payment of employer’s share of Contribution to the Contributory Provident Fund in case of reverse deputation has been considered in this Department. It is clarified that in case of reverse deputation the employer’s share of Contributory Provident Fund for the period on deputation to the Central Government will be borne either by the employee himself or the borrowing organization i.e Central 
Government depending on the terms of deputation. A clear mention of the stipulation on whether the Central Government or the employee would bear the liability may be made in the terms of deputation.


(Mukesh Chaturvedi) 
Deputy Secretary (Pay)

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Implementation of the New Pension Scheme for members of the All-India Services joining on or after 01/01/2004 and borne on West Bengal Cadre


Government of West Bengal 
Finance Department 
Audit Branch

No. 1069-F(Y). Kolkata, the 3rd February, 2012.

NOTIFICATION

Sub: Implementation of the New Pension Scheme for members of the All-India Services joining on or after 01/01/2004 and borne on West Bengal Cadre.

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India vide letter No. 25014/14/2001-AIS(II) DoPT, GOI, dated: 08.09.2009 has issued the detailed guidelines for the implementation of New Pension Scheme for members of the All India Services including those joining in the State Cadre on or after 01.01.2004.

The pension of the members of the All India Services appointed on or after 01.01.2004 is regulated by the new Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (known as the New Pension Scheme) notified by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) Government of India vide their O.M. No. 5/7/2003 – ECB 2- PR dated 22.12.2003. On introduction of the New Pension Scheme, the All India Service (Death cum Retirement Benefit) Rules, 1958 and the All India Service (Provident Fund), Rules, 1955 were amended on 7.02.2004 & 17th May 2004 respectively. Under the amended Rules, benefits of the old Defined Benefit Pension Scheme and of GPF are not available to the members of the service appointed on or after 1.1.2004.

As per guidelines of the New Pension Scheme (NPS) all State Governments would be required to designate a State Nodal Officer (SNO) at the State capital for all NPS related activities. District Treasury Officer (DTO) / Treasury Officer (TO) would be entrusted the responsibility of deducting the amount of employee’s subscription from the salary of the AIS subscriber and would forward the same consolidatedly to the State Nodal Officer. The salary bills and the bills for Government contribution will be passed by the TOs after exercising the checks prescribed under financial rules and Treasury Manual for subsequent transfer to the Trustee Bank by the SNO.

It is now required to bring the members of the All India Services (AIS) i.e. the Indian Administrative Service, the Indian Police Service and the Indian Forest Service, borne on West Bengal cadre and who have joined the All India Service on or after 01.01.2004 under the ambit of the New Pension Scheme. For this purpose it is necessary to detail the procedure of operationalising the NPS for the All India Service Officers borne on the State of West Bengal, and define the roles and responsibilities of various stakeholders in the New Pension Scheme.

Considering the above stated guidelines of Govt. of India, the Governor is pleased to prescribe the following procedures for the implementation of the New Pension Scheme [NPS] of the Government of India applicable for the All India Services [AIS] Officers borne on West Bengal Cadre on or after 01.01.2004.

read more details-http://www.wbfin.nic.in/writereaddata/New_Pension_Scheme%5B1%5D.pdf

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Civil Services (Pre) Exam, 2012 to be Held on May 20


Civil Services (Pre) Exam, 2012 to be Held on May 20 

The Union Service Public Commission (UPSC) will hold the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination, 2012 on May 20, 2012 for recruitment to the Indian Administrative Service, Indian Foreign Service, Indian Police Service and certain other Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Central Services/Posts. The examination will be held at various centers across the country.

For details regarding the syllabus and scheme of the examination, centers of examination, guidelines for filling up application form etc. aspirants must consult the website of the Commission (www.upsc.gov.in) from 04.02.2012. Detailed Notice of the examination is being published in the Employment News/Rozgar Samachar on 11.02.2012.

Candidates must apply online using the website www.upsconline.nic.in. Detailed instructions for filling up online applications are available on the above-mentioned website.

In case of any difficulty in filling up of the on-line application form, candidates are advised to contact the facilitation counter of the Commission or over telephone no.011-23389366/Fax No.011-23387310, on working days during working hours.

The online applications can be filled up to March 5, 2012 till 11.59 pm after which the link will be disabled. The candidates are strongly advised to apply online well in time without waiting for last date for submission of online application.

In case of any guidance/information/clarification regarding their applications, candidature etc. candidates can contact UPSC’s Facilitation Counter near ‘C’ Gate of its campus in person or over Telephone No.011-23385271/011-23381125/011-23098543 on working days between 1000 hrs and 17000 hrs

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Exempt income up to Rs 3 lakh from I-T: Parliamentary panel


 Exempt income up to Rs 3 lakh from I-T: Parliamentary panel

The skewed personal income tax collection pattern of the government has prompted the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance to suggest moderately higher taxes for those who earn more and greater relief for small taxpayers. In fact, it has suggested that the tax should kick in only at annual income levels of Rs 3 lakh and more.

According to latest data collected by the Income Tax department, of the 300 million taxpayers in the country, just 1,85,000 individuals earn over Rs 20 lakh a year. But this small group pays Rs 53,170 crore in personal income tax. The broad categorisation of tax payers shows that individuals in Rs 0-10 lakh comprise almost 92 per cent of the total taxpayer base, but they contribute only Rs 21,094 crore, less than 40 per cent of the amount collected as taxes from the small group earning over Rs 20 lakh a year. The tax payers within the income slab of Rs 10-20 lakh per annum — 3.35 lakh tax payers — paid Rs 10,185 crore to the government, the data showed.

The stark contradiction has prompted the standing committee to suggest that the government should restructure the current tax regime, making it more progressive so that individual tax payers and corporate can be shielded from regressive effects of the present structure. Accordingly, the committee suggests that the tax slab attracting nil rate should be raised from Rs 2 lakh proposed in the Direct Tax Code to Rs 3 lakh so that the department can channelise its resources in minimising the compliance and transaction cost.

“The character of the tax regime should change and it should be made more progressive. This would entail greater relief for small tax payers—both individuals and corporate — and moderately higher rates for tax payers in the higher bracket,” the Parliamentary panel has said.

The panel, currently vetting the proposed DTC has questioned the rationale of the existing tax slabs pointing out that most taxpayers — 2.02 crore of the total 3 crore — fall under the income slab of Rs 0-2 lakh. The number of tax payers further falls to 56.73 lakh in the income slab of Rs 2-4 lakh, making it around 72 per cent in the lowest income bracket for tax purposes. The panel noted that the department should not “diffuse their energies and spread their resources thin over handling such a large number of tax payers with low income potential”.

Another anomaly, the committee has said, lies in the corporate tax structure.

The data shows that the tax collected in the income slab of Rs 0-100 crore is Rs 44,016 crore while that in the income slab of Rs 100-500 crore is Rs 23,421 crore, and Rs 54,558 crore in the above Rs 500 crore slab.

Greater relief

* Let those who earn more pay moderately higher taxes, Parliamentary panel tells government on DTC

* Suggests restructuring the current tax regime so that tax payers can be shielded from regressive effects of the present structure

* Committee says that tax slab attracting nil rate should be raised from Rs 2 lakh proposed in the Direct Tax Code to Rs 3 lakh

Source: Indian Express
[http://m.indianexpress.com/news/exempt-income-up-to-rs-3-lakh-from-it-parliamentary-panel/911271/]

House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per 6th CPC on Government Pattern


Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited 
(A Government of India Enterprise) 
Corporate Office 
Bharat Sandiar Bhawan 
Janpath, New DeIli- 110001. 
(PAT SECTION)

No.1-12/2009-PAT(BSNL)

Dated :  09-02-2012.

To 
All Heads of Telecom Circles 
All Heads of Administrative Units, BSNL

Sub: House Rent Allowance (HRA) as per 6th CPC on Government Pattern.

Sir,

I am directed to invite your kind attention to this office letter of even no. dated 15.04.2010 on the subject cited above and to say that information is still awaited from meet of the Circles despite a series of reminders dated 01.06.2010, 29.07.2010, 22.06.2011,  22.07.2011 and 09.01.2012.

2. The information received from some circles has not been found in order. it is seen that HRA is, continuously being paid to BSNL employees as per rates admissible under Govt. rules prior to 2nd PRC or erroneously as per Govt. classification (i.e. X. Y & Z) prescribed under 6th CPC. It is informed that rates of HRA in respect of BSNL employees (absorbed and directly recruited) w.e.f. 27.02.2009 is on the basis of "Cities with Population" as classified under DPE guidelines communicated vide Para- 7 of this office order No.1-50/2008-PAT(BSNL) dated 05.03.2009 and Para-5 of office order No. 1-16/2010-PAT(BSNL) dated 07.05 2010.

3. It is further observed that unabsorbed employees working in BSNL have also been included for the purpose of working out financial implication by some units which is not in order. The un-absorbed employees are already paid HRA as per 6th CPC recommendation w. e.f. 01.09.2008. The financial implications for admissibility of HRA to BSNL absorbed and directly recruited employees as per classification prescribed under Govt. Rules after 6th CPC may be worked out on account of absorbed / directly recruited employees only.

4. The proposal for grant of HRA as per classification as available to Govt. employees under 6th CPC to BSNL absorbed / directly recruited employees which is under consideration with DOT, is getting delayed due to want of correct information.

5. The names of circles from where the information is still awaited or received information is not in order are even at Annexixe. In this regard information received from NE Circle which has been found in order is enclosed for your ready reference, It Is, therefore, requested that keeping in view of the observations as mentioned as Para (2) & (3) above, requisite information may please be furnished to this office within a week time from the date of issuance of this letter.

End: As above.

  
(Sheo Shankar Prasad) 
Assistant General Manager(Pers-V) 
Tele.No.23037475.

Source: www.bsnleuchq.com

http://bsnleuchq.com/HRA%206th%20CPC%20on%20Govt..pdf

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay, 2009 – Revision of scale of pay of certain categories of Teachers -- Fixation of pay in the Selection Grade / Special Grade – Clarification


Government of Tamilnadu ,Finance (CMPC) Department, issued a clarification on Revision of scale of pay of certain categories of Teachers and  Fixation of pay in the Selection Grade / Special  Grade on 05-01-2012.The clarificatory order is reproduced below for out readers referance.

Finance (CMPC) Department,
Fort St. George,
Chennai – 600 009.
Letter No. 14483 / CMPC / 2011—1, dated: 05--01—2012.

Thiru K. SHANMUGAM, I.A.S.,
Principal Secretary to Government.


Sub: Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay, 2009 – Revision of scale of pay of certain categories of Teachers -- Fixation of pay in the Selection Grade / Special  Grade – Clarification – Issued.
Ref:
1. G.O.Ms.No.234, Finance (PC) Department, dated: 1-6-2009.
2. G.O.Ms.No.235, Finance (PC) Department, dated: 1-6-2009.
3. Government Letter No.63305 / Pay Cell / 2010—1, Finance Department,
dated: 08--11--2010.
4. Government Letter No.63305 / Pay Cell / 2010—2, Finance Department,
dated: 08--11--2010.
5. Government Letter No.63305 / Pay Cell / 2010--5, Finance Department,
dated: 30--11--2010
6. G.O.Ms.No.23, Finance (PC) Department, dated:12—01-2011.
7. Government Letter No.7013 / Pay Cell / 2011--1, Finance Department,
dated: 07--02—2011.
8. G.O.Ms.No.58, Finance (PC) Department, dated:25—02-2011.
9. From the Principal Accountant General (A & E), Letter No.Pr.AG (A & E) /
P.30 /I/1-74 (OMC)/2011-12/1135/70903, dated: 12—7—11 and 08-11-11.
10. From the Director of School Education, Letter Rc. No.26847 / H3 / 2011,
dated: 10—8—2011.
11. From the Director of Elementary Education, Letter Na.Ka.No.12956/E4 / 11,
dated: 02—9—2011.
12. Government Letter No.59617 / CMPC / 2011--1, Finance Department,
dated: 25--11—2011.
13. Representations from various Teachers / Pensioners Associations /
Individuals / Retired Employees.


In the Government Orders sixth and eighth cited, orders have been issued revising the scales of pay of the following teaching categories notionally with effect from 1—1—2006 with monetary benefit from 1—1—2011:-

Sl.No.       Name of the post           Existing scale of pay          Revised scale of pay
                                                        + Grade Pay                            + Grade Pay
                                                                Rs                                            Rs.
1.         B.T. Assistant                     9300—34800 + 4400          9300—34800 + 4600
2.         P.G. Assistant                     9300—34800 + 4600           9300—34800 + 4800
3. Head Master (Primary School) 9300—34800 + 4300           9300—34800 + 4500
4. Head Master (Middle School)  9300—34800 + 4500            9300—34800 + 4700
5. Head Master (High School)      9300—34800 + 4600           9300—34800 + 4800

3) Various Teacher Associations / Pensioners Associations / Individuals /Retired Teachers have requested clarification on the fixation of pay in the Selection Grade / Special Grade posts respectively, consequent on the revision of Ordinary Grade scales of pay of the categories of posts mentioned above. Similarly, the
Accountant General has also sought clarification as to whether the restrictive provision as mentioned in para-4 (i) of the Government letter third cited is applicable in respect of Teachers.

4) The issue has been examined in detail in consultation with the School Education Department and also with the Directors of School Education / Elementary Education. Based on the remarks furnished by the Heads of Departments in accordance with the service rules the issue of allowing Selection Grade / Special
Grade scales of pay to Teachers as indicated in Annexure—I of the Government letter third cited has been examined by Government. As per the provisions in adhoc rules, it has been reported that the first level and second level promotion post for the post of B.T. Assistant (Rs.9300—34800 + Grade Pay Rs.4600) is Head Master High School (Rs.9300—34800 + Grade Pay Rs.4800) and Head Master Higher Secondary School (if qualified) / District Educational Officer (Rs.15600—39100 + Grade Pay Rs.5700), for Head Master High School (Rs.9300—34800 + Grade Pay Rs.4800) is P.G. Assistant (Rs.9300—34800 + Grade Pay Rs.4800) / Head Master Higher Secondary School (if qualified) / District Educational Officer (Rs.15600— 39100 + Grade Pay of Rs.5700). In respect of P.G. Assistant (Rs.9300—34800 +
Grade Pay Rs.4800) first and second level promotion posts are Head Master Higher Secondary School (Rs.15600—39100 + Grade Pay Rs.5700) and Chief Educational Officer (Rs.15600—39100 + Grade Pay of Rs.6600). The Primary School Head Masters (Rs.9300—34800 + Grade Pay Rs.4500) and Middle School Head Masters(Rs.9300—34800 + Grade Pay Rs.4700) those who have acquired B.A./ B.Sc./ B Lit. plus B.Ed. qualification alone are eligible for promotion as B.T. Assistant in Middle School and Head Master Middle School by virtue of their seniority. Considering the first and second level promotional posts of the Teachers, they are entitled for the revised Selection Grade / Special Grade scales of pay as indicated in Annexure—I subject to the conditions stipulated in para—4(i) of the Government letter third cited.
Accordingly, I am directed to indicate the revised Selection Grade / Special Grade scales of pay of the teachers consequent on the revision of their Ordinary Grade scales of pay in Government Orders sixth and eighth cited as shown below:--

S.N. the post - Ord Grade scale   - Selection Grade scale -  Spl Grade scale of pay                                                                                                  
                                + Grade Pay             + Grade Pay                         + Grade Pay   
                                          Rs.                                Rs.                                         Rs          
1. B.T. Assistant   9300—34800 + 4600      9300—34800+ 4800 *     15600—39100+ 5700
2. P.G. Assistant   9300—34800 + 4800      15600—39100+ 5700      15600—39100+ 6600
3. Head Master   9300—34800 + 4500      15600—39100+ 5400      15600—39100+ 5700
    (Primary School)
4. Head Master   9300—34800 + 4700     15600—39100+ 5700      15600—39100 + 6600
   (Middle School)
5. Head Master   9300—3480 + 4800     15600—39100 + 5700      15600—39100 + 6600
    (High School) 

[* Restricted to first level promotion post viz. Headmaster, High School]
The above Selection Grade / Special Grade scales of pay is applicable only to Teachers awarded Selection Grade / Special Grade prior to 1--1--2006 and Teachers who have opted for the revised scale of pay on a subsequent date between 1--1--2006 and 31--5--2009 i.e. from the date of their award of Selection Grade / Special Grade. Further, the above Selection Grade / Special Grade scales of pay shall also take notional effect from 1—1—2006 or from the date of exercising revised option as the case may be and with
monetary benefit from 1—1—2011.

5) The Heads of Department / Pay fixing authorities concerned are requested to fix the pay of teachers in the appropriate scales of pay indicated in para—4 above. Further, the Selection Grade / Special Grade scales of pay indicated above may also be taken into account for the purpose of revision of Pension / Family Pension in respect of the retired teachers who seek revision of their Pension / Family Pension with reference to para -2 (vi) of Government Order second cited.

                                                                                          Principal Secretary to Government.


Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD

CGHS Website already Published the rates applicable in CGHS for three types of Hospitals.According to this Notification the three types of Rates are one for Super Specialty Hospitals, the second for hospitals that were accredited with the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH)) and the third for hospitals not accredited with the NABH (National Accreditation Board for Hospitals & Healthcare Providers (NABH).Ministry of Health & Family Welfare,Department of Health & Family Welfare issued an Office Memorandum on Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD


No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell / Part IX  
Government of India  
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare  
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan  
New Delhi 110 108 Dated the 17th January, 2012.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fresh empanelment of private hospitals and diagnostic centres and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD.

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry’s Office Memoranda of even number dated the 8th December 2010 and the 19th January 2011 vide which continuous empanelment scheme has been initiated under CGHS, BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD for treating CGHS beneficiaries. The CGHS rates applicable have already been notified and are available on CGHS website. Three rates were notified, one for super-speciality hospitals, the second for hospitals that were accredited with the NABH and the third for hospitals not accredited with the NABH.

2. The undersigned is directed to enclose further list of hospitals and diagnostic centres under the categories mentioned in the application for continuous empanelment and tender document that have conveyed their acceptance of the CGHS rates notified under different CGHS Cities and have signed the Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS and have also furnished the appropriate performance bank guarantee. These hospitals and diagnostic centres are now taken as included in the list of approved hospitals for empanelment under CGHS, BANGALORE AND HYDERABAD.

3. It has now been decided that in the list of hospitals and diagnostic centres enclosed, and have now been approved under the fresh empanelment procedure and have now signed the fresh Memorandum of Agreement and submitted the appropriate performance guarantee will be eligible to treat CGHS beneficiaries and charge at the revised rates with effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum. The empanelment shall be for a period of one year or till next empanelment, whichever is earlier.

4 Reference is invited to the list of hospitals in the annexure II of OM No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.ll/Hospital Cell / Part IX dated 1st November 2011 and to state that the hospitals which did not sign MOA and which are not notified as CGHS empanelled hospitals in Hyderabad and Pune stand removed from the list of approved hospitals empanelled under CGHS in Hyderabad and Pune without any further notice.

5. This Office Memorandum and the rates applicable under CGHS for hospitals and diagnostic centres can be downloaded from the website of CGHS, http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp

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[Jai Prakash]  
Under Secretary to Government of India






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