Friday, March 30, 2012

IT Offices Throughout India to Remain Open Tomorrow to Facilitate Filing of Returns

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IT Offices Throughout India to Remain Open Tomorrow to Facilitate Filing of Returns 

As the Financial Year 2011-12 closes on 31st March, 2012 falling on Saturday, the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), Ministry of Finance has issued an order directing all the Income Tax Offices throughout India to remain open on this day. The receipts counters will also work during normal office hours. The direction has been issued for administrative convenience by the CBDT in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, 

CBDT has also directed that special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required on 30th and 31st March 2012 to facilitate the taxpayers in filing their returns of income conveniently.

Pension to Retired Employees

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Pension to Retired Employees 

The Government had introduced the New Pension System (NPS) from 1st January, 2004 through a Notification dated 22nd December, 2003 for new entrants to Central Government service, on mandatory basis, except to Armed Forces, joining service on or after 01.01.2004 replacing the existing system of defined benefit pension system. NPS has also been extended to autonomous bodies, State Governments and un-organised sector. The employees working in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are not covered mandatorily under NPS. However, three CPSEs, viz Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. Manganese Ore (India Ltd. ) and NALCO have adopted NPS on voluntarily basis with effect from 01.01.2004, 01.07.2011 and 01.01.2007 respectively. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Management of Funds Under NPS

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Management of Funds Under NPS

The investment of pension funds of Government employees, who are covered as subscribers to the New Pension System (NPS), was hitherto being made through a pooling arrangement whereby the funds of such employees were credited to a pool account (pending reconciliation of subscribers’ contribution details) from which such funds were allocated to pension fund managers for immediate investment in the best interest of the subscribers. These funds of the Government employees are being managed based on the investment Pattern prescribed by the Government.

The pension funds of the Government employees, who are covered by NPS, are managed by three pension fund managers, namely, SBI Pension Funds (Pvt.) Limited, UTI Retirement Solutions Limited and LIC Pension Fund Limited. 

The Pool account is proposed to be discontinued from 1st May, 2012. Thereafter, it would be possible for the individual subscribers to exercise their individual choices regarding investment pattern and the pension fund manager. 

NPS is a defined contribution based pension system where the actual returns would be determined by the market based returns. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today

Interest Subsidy on Education Loan

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Interest Subsidy on Education Loan

Ministry of Human Resource Development has formulated an Interest Subsidy Scheme to provide full interest subsidy during the period of moratorium on educational loans taken by students belonging to economically weaker sections from scheduled banks under the Model Educational Loan Scheme of the Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) for pursuing any of the approved courses of studies in technical and professional streams from recognized institutions in India.

Students whose parental income is less than Rs. 4.5 lakhs per annum and are enrolled in recognized technical & professional courses, after class twelfth, in India are eligible under the scheme. Educational loans of such students disbursed from 1st April 2009, irrespective of date of sanction are eligible for interest subsidy.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Finance, Shri Namo Narain Meena in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

Incentives to Work in Rural Areas

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Incentives to Work in Rural Areas

The Government of India has taken various measures to provide monetary and non monetary incentives to attract skilled medical and para medical professionals to work in rural areas. These include: 

1. Monetary incentives under NRHM for both regular, adhoc and contractual staff posted in hard to reach and difficult areas. 

2. The Central Government in consultation with the Medical Council of India, has made the following amendments to its PG Medical Education Regulations to encourage doctors to serve in rural areas : 

i. 50 % reservation in PG Diploma courses for Medical Officers in the Government service who served for at least three consecutive years in remote and difficult areas ; 

ii. Incentive at rate of 10 % of the marks obtained for each year in service in remote or difficult areas upto the maximum of 30 % of the marks obtained in the entrance test for admissions in PG Medical course. 

3. Improved accommodation for healthcare personnel has been provided through NRHM at many rural facilities. Also health facilities have been upgraded and better equipped. 

This information was given by Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare Shri Ghulam Nabi Azad in reply to a question on shortage of medical and paramedical staff in the rural areas in Rajya Sabha today. 

Augmentation of human resource is one of the thrust areas under National Rural Health Mission [NRHM]. 2914 Specialists, 8722 Doctors, 10995 AYUSH Doctors, 33411 Staff Nurses, 69662 ANMs, 14529 Para Medics and 3894 AYUSH Para Medics have been engaged on contractual basis to increase the availability in the rural areas. Various reasons attributed for shortage include non availability of requisite number of doctors and paramedics, shortage of medical colleges and training institutes and unwillingness on the part of doctors to work in rural areas. 

New Recruitment Policy for Constable (GD) in CAPF

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New Recruitment Policy for Constable (GD) in CAPF

Requests from the Government of Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal were received for changes/modifications in the recruitment scheme of Constable/GD in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) & Assam Rifles (ARs) for ensuring higher representation of the candidates of these and some other States.

             The details of these references are as under:

(i)                 Government of Karnataka had requested for allowing the use of regional languages in the written test for the recruitment of Constable(GD) in CAPFs & ARs; giving wide publicity through advertisements in the regional languages at least one month before the due date; and for giving relaxation in height by 2.5 centimeters to the candidates of the Southern States (Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala & Tamil Nadu).

(ii)               Government of West Bengal had requested for a special dispensation/relaxations for the Gorkhas for recruitment in the Central Armed Police Forces in view of setting up of Gorkha Territorial Administration  (GTA).

(iii)             Government of Himachal Pradesh had requested to do away with the policy of proportional recruitment based on population of the State and make such recruitments purely based on merit.

The following steps have been taken by the Union Government to address the concerns of these States:-

i)          From the year 2012, the written examination of Constable/GD shall also be conducted in some of the  regional languages, including Malayalam (Kerala), Kannada (Karnataka), Telegu (Andhra Pradesh) & Tamil (Tamil Nadu), in addition to Hindi & English.

ii)         Wide publicity is given by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of Constable/GD in CAPFs & ARs through advertisement in the Employment News and local news papers in regional languages as well as through press conferences and Audio & Visual media.  The details of steps taken for publicizing the recruitments to be affected in the year 2012 are as follows:-

(a)        Notices were issued in Employment News;

(b)        Notices were issued in the leading news papers including that of regional languages all over India through Directorate of Audio Visual Publicity;

(c)        The services of Prasar Bharti for audio & visual publicity has been taken, which includes advertisement on 18 Rainbow, 4 Gold FM Channels and National News;

(d)       National Doordarshan, having access in rural areas, has been used by utilizing DD News where a Scroll Message was run in every alternate cycle for 24 hours in a day for 30 days on National News and Regional News (in 08 States covering Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, J&K, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura)

(e)        Press Information Bureau was given Press Notes for publicity of the recruitment.

(f)        Chairman, SSC publicized the recruitment through press conferences held at Guwahati, Aizwal, Kolkata, Bhubaneshwar, Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, Trivandrum.

iii)        The physical standard for the youth of Gorkha Territorial Administration (GTA) has been relaxed as follows so that more youth become eligible for recruitment as Constable/GD in CAPFs & ARs:

Physical standards after relaxation for candidates other that ST (in cms)
Physical standards after relaxation for ST candidates (in cms)
Height (inCms)
Chest (inCms)

This was stated by Shri Jitendra Singh, Minister of State of Home Affairs in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Karnataka Pay Commission :Pay, allowances, retirement benefits

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Karnataka state Pay Commission

After six years, the State government on Wednesday proposed to effect revision on salaries of its employees, based on the recommendations of the official pay committee constituted in June 2011.

As per the committee’s recommendation, the total hike in salaries is 22.5 pc, inclusive of 15 pc interim relief, which was announced in November, 2011. 

The hike is expected to cost the State government an additional expenditure of Rs 4,450 crore.

The revised pay scales, allowances and pensions which are proposed to come into effect from April 1, will have 76.75 pc DA merged with the basic pay. 

The 76.75 pc includes the pending total accumulated DA of around 69.5 pc from 2006 to December 2011 plus around 7.5 pc accumulated DA from January 2012 to June 2012. From June onwards, the 7.5 pc DA will continue as usual.  

Four slabs

The salaries have been divided into four slabs – for group ‘D’ employees, first division assistants, class I officers, and KAS and posts occupied by non-IAS officers. 

Group D workers (minimum pay scale) who were being paid Rs 4,800 in Bangalore city will now be paid around Rs 12,400 (9,600 basic + 25 pc HRA + Rs 300 CCA). 

The same worker in ‘B’ class cities/towns will get 16 pc HRA; those in ‘C‘ class cities/towns will get 10 pc HRA; and those in ‘D’ class cities/towns will get 7 pc HRA. They will not be entitled to CCA. KAS officers who occupy posts which could be occupied by KAS officers and non-IAS officers in cities who come under the maximum payscale slab were being paid a basic salary of Rs 39,900. 

As per the proposed revision, they will now get a basic salary of Rs 79,800 plus. If 25 pc HRA plus Rs 400 CCA is added, they will get a salary of Rs 1 lakh or more. There are around 12 lakh government employees including pensioners. 

The Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association president U D Narasimhaiah said that the pay revision was disappointing and that the Association would reject the proposal.

“The government has only effected 22.5 pc salary hike, while we had demanded a 40 pc hike. With the growing inflation, the plight of government employees is bad, and we have been met out injustice. The chief minister should set this right,” he said.

Proposed salary revision* Minimum pay (basic) as in 2006 – Rs 4,800; proposed pay – Rs 9,600 (Group ‘D’ employees)

* Minimum pay (basic) as in 2006 – Rs 7,275; proposed pay – Rs 14,550 (I Division Assistants)
* Maximum pay (basic) as in 2006 – Rs 28,275; proposed pay – Rs 56,550 (Class I officers)
* Max pay (basic) as in 2006 – Rs 39,900; proposed pay – Rs 79,800 (KAS and posts occupied by non-IAS officers)


* House Rental Allowance, classification of cities, towns, other places reduced from six to four groups. Minimum rate HRA increased from 6 pc to 7 pc
* CCA increased from Rs 80 – Rs 300 to Rs 250 – Rs 400
* Medical allowance for group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees increased from Rs 50 per month to Rs 100 per month
* Other allowances, special allowance and benefits increased.

Retirement benefits

* Minimum and maximum pension to be Rs 4,800 per month and Rs 39,900 per month respectively
* Minimum and maximum family pension to be Rs 4,800 per month and Rs 23,940 per month respectively
* Pension/family pension of past retirees to be calculated by adding to basic pension/family pension as on April 1, 2012; DA at 76.75 pc and fitment benefit of 22.5 pc subject to a minimum of Rs 4,800 per month 
Source : Deccan Herald

Friday, March 23, 2012


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All the Central Government  Employees would have breathed a sigh of relief  when the Govt finally approved the  7% hike in Dearness Allowance from January 2012 as all we expected. Giving relief to the central government employees and pensioners from inflation, the central government, in its cabinet committee meeting, approved  the  seven percentage point increase in dearness allowance (DA) which will cost the exchequer an additional Rs 7,500 crore.

The new DA rate of 65 per cent of basic pay against 58 per cent earlier will be applicable retrospectively from January 1, 2012. It will benefit about 50 lakh employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula, which is based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. The combined impact on the exchequer on account of both dearness allowance and dearness relief would be of the order of Rs.7474.53 crore per annum and Rs.8720.32 crore in the financial year 2012-13 (i.e. for a period of 14 months from January, 2012 to February, 2013).

JCM III level meeting of OFBoard Council -Important Decision...

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JCM III level meeting of OFBoard Council -Important Decision..

JCM III level meeting of OFBoard Council (11th term 11th ordinary meeting) held on 01-03-2012 and 02-03-2012  at OFB Head Quarters on 01-3-2012, preliniminary meeting was chaired by Member/Personnel and on 02-3-2012 the main meeting was chaired by DGOF/Chairman, OF Board.

Important decision taken, and implemented by OF Board are as follows,

1. For the newly directly recruited IES have been sent for one month induction training to be conducted by factory training schools. The scheme has been started.

2. To develop skills for the locals and to impart training skill development training program was inaugurated at NADP, Ambajhari on 13-02-2012 by Rajya Raksha Mantri.

3. For recruitment of all Group ’C’ posts (IES/NIES) a Central Recruitment Board for Ordnance Fys has been established having office at Ordnance Factory Estate, Ambajhari which will conduct recruitment process from 01-04-2012 centrally.

4. 2172 posts for IEs have been released by OFB for all Ord. Fys, 388 Labourer-SSK post are released for A&E Group of Fys. Labourer posts for other Divisions will also be considered based on their functional requirements and after receiving the proposals.

5. MACP for JWMs promoted prior to 31.12.2005 to the grade pay of Rs.5400/- has been cleared on 02.03.2012.

6. Granting of 30 days EL and Departmental Overtime (DOT) for piece workers will be settled by Chairman/OFB in consultation with Defence Finance and Ministry of Labour and Employment at the earliest.

7. Boiler Attendants in SSK grade will be promoted to skilled grade without Boiler certificate.

8. Rs.12391 crores out put for the year 2011-12 is likely be achieved which is around 40% increase.

9. During the 5 year plan, which is coming to an end supply was made by Ord. Fys. Rs.46000 crores to Army. Now the demand from M of D during the 12th 5 years plan is around Rs.92000 crores which is almost double which has to be met by Ord. Fys.

10. Roll on indent was granted for 5 years by the Ministry to OFB in all the products. No restrictions for buying new plants, modernization of Fys, manpower and financial grants etc.

11. To increase the capacity of Ord. Fys, 3 sick PSUs with all its infrastructure is likely to be taken over by Ord. Fys Board. These plants are in Naini, Hydrabad and West Bengal.

12. Regarding conducting of LDCE examination for the employees to appoint against 25% Quota, due to pending finalisation of the courses / certificates issued by certain institutions, pending finalization, the Exam dates are likely to be postponed to April 2012.

13. Direct – Indirect Ratio of IEs will be reviewed in order to strengthen the maintenance and Quality Control activities is Ord. Fys. Necessary directives will be given to Fys to induct manpower in there areas also.

14. Pay slips which are newly designed by PC of Fys will be given in the month of May for the salary of April month mentioning all the details of payments and Recoveries.

15. Co-Relation of piece work on 6th CPC. The report of the sub-committee was sent to three federations. After receiving their views, OFB will discuss with federations and a consensus proposal will be sent to M of Defence for obtaining final orders.

16. Issues Related to 4 grade structure implementation.

Many factories have not yet completed the process of implementation of 4 grade structure. It was demanded that a time bound action from OFB should be fixed and the same should be monitored for expediting the same. Further, PC of Fys should allow the option to choose the Revised pay after 1.1.2006 on the date of promotion to next higher grade. Exemption of Trade test to fill the resultant vacancies be given, so that back date effect can be given for the promotion granted at a later date. It was agreed by OF Board to monitor the progress of implementation and clarifications required will be completed by April 2012.

17. It was demanded that all the employees appointed in USK grade (Labourer, Erstwhile Group D) all have been up graded to SSK grade Rs.1800/- GP w.e.f 1.1.2006 and therefore their earlier ACPs granted should be ignored and they should be granted ACP on completion of 12/24 years up to 31.08.2008 and after 01.09.2008, if completed 30 years they should be granted III MACP.

18. All MCMs placed before 31.12.2011 were granted upgraded to Rs.4200/- GP. Therefore this is not to be counted ACP and only got one ACP. They should be granted IInd and III ACP ie Rs.4600/- and Rs.4800/-.Since they hot only one ACP to Rs.4000-6000.

19. Uniforms though were approved by the federations with OFB it was demanded that Dress Material as per specifications should be procured centrally and Fys should be given responsibilities to stitch and distribute the dresses at the earliest.

20. A sub-committee was appointed by OFB for rationalization of industrial trades under, the Chairmanship of Shri.B.Pugazendi, GM, HAPP, First meeting held on 01.03.2012. The committee will further decide certain trades to be merged and abolish and also proposing to keep the trades in discipline wise so that parity in promotion between each trade can be maintained.

courtesy: INDWF (Indian National Defence Workers Federation)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Clarification on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents by non-entitled officers/staff

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Controller General of Defence Accounts, 
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Ca ntt-110010 

No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC

Dated 19.3.2012


(Thru CDA mail server)

Sub: Clarification on booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents by non-entitled officers/staff.

References are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification on regulating of LTC claims in respect of officials who are not entitled to travel by air but carry out the journey by air (Air India/Pvt airlines) on LTC etc. due to unavoidable or other circumstances. Clarifications are also being sought as to whether a non-entitled officer should compulsorily book their air tickets from the authorized agents viz. M/S Barmer &  Lawrie & M/S Ashoka Travels etc. as brought out in this HQrs office important circular of  even number dated 16/09/2010 and 24/8/2011.

2. In this connection attention is invited to this HQrs office letter No.AN/XIV/14162/VI CPC/Circular/Vol.III dated 12/3/2010, forwarding a copy of Govt of India, DoP&T OM No.31011/2/2006-Estt.(A) dated 11th March 2010 on the above subject. It has been clarified by D0P&T that “restriction of travel by Air India only need not apply to non- entitled officials concerned who travel by air and claim LTC reimbursement by  entitled class of rail.”

3. Accordingly, it is clarified that the restriction as laid down by the Govt to travel only by Air India and booking of tickets compulsorily through web site of Air India/M/S Barrner & Lawrie/M/S Ashoka Travels is applicable only for officers who are entitled to travel by air and whose cost of air passage is borne by the Govt. It is however, further clarified that in the event of non-entitled officials travelling on LTC by air (Air Indiai/Pvt. Airlines for J&K) while availing special concessions for J&K/NER, the booking of  tickets/travel has to be done as per the extant orders on the subject.

This issues with the approval of Jt.CGDA(AN)

(R.K Bhatt) 


Mobile Polyclinics for Ex-Servicemen

Mobile Polyclinics for Ex-Servicemen

Providing Medicare to Ex-servicemen and their dependents is an ongoing process and the endeavor of the government is to continuously upgrade the quality of medicare services being provided. The Government has approved opening of additional 199 polyclinics including 17 mobile polyclinics besides the existing 227 polyclinics to improve accessibility of Ex-servicemen to medical facilities. Out of 199 polyclinics, 43 polyclinics have already been operationalised. 

Opening of new polyclinics is based on the ESM population in a particular area. Mobile polyclinics are proposed for remote/hilly areas where the ESM population is less and scattered. Presently 342 districts have been covered with 426 ECHS polyclinics (270 operational & 156 proposed) including 17 mobile polyclinics. The newly sanctioned polyclinics will be operationalised across the country including Himachal Pradesh in a phased manner over a period of time. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shrimati Viplove Thakur in Rajya Sabha today

Salary to the cadets undergoing their pre-commission training

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Salary to Trainees

The cadets undergoing their pre-commission training at the various training academies get a fixed stipend of Rs.21,000 per month for the last one year of training before commissioning. This stipend is converted to pay for all purposes on successful completion of training and the arrears of the allowances admissible are paid. The VI Central Pay Commission did not agree to the Services` demand to grant provisional commission in the last year of training with full pay and allowances and all attendant benefits of the commissioned rank as successful completion of pre-commissiontraining is a pre-requisite for the grant of commission in the Defence Forces.

This information was given by Minister of Defence Shri AK Antony in a written reply to Shri Sivasami C in Lok Sabha today.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight per cent) for the period from 1.4.2011 to 30.11.2011 and 8.6% (eight point six percent) with effect from 1.12.2011

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F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2011
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
(Department of Economic Affairs)

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012


It is announced for general information that during the year 2011-2012, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 8% (Eight per cent) for the period from 1.4.2011 to 30.11.2011 and 8.6% (eight point six percent) with effect from
1.12.2011. The funds concerned are:—

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Brajendra Navnit)
Deputy Secretary (Budget)

Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2011-2012

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F.No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2011
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012


Subject : Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of
conveyances during 2011-2012.

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned
to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2011-2012 i.e. from
1st April, 2011 to 31st March, 2012 are revised as under:

Rate of interest                                                                         per annum
(i) Advance for purchase of conveyance other than
motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.)                                         9%

(ii) Advance for purchase of motor car                                           11.5%

(A.K. Bhatnagar)
Under Secretary (Budget)

Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008

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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 19th March, 2012


Subject— Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — Date of next increment in the revised pay structure under Rule 10 of the CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.

In accordance with the provisions contained in Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules,  2008, there will be a uniform date of annual increment, viz. 1st July of every year.  Employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st of July will be eligible to be granted the increment. The first increment after fixation of pay on 1.1.2006 in the revised pay structure Will be granted on 1.7.2006 for those employees for whom the date of next increment was between 1st July, 2006 to 1st January, 2007.

2. The Staff Side has represented on this issue and has requested that those  employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June  during 2006 may be granted one increment on 01.01.2006 in the pre-revised scale.

3. On further consideration and in exercise of the powers available under CCS(RP)  Rules, 2008, the President is pleased to decide that in relaxation of stipulation under  Rule 10 of these Rules, those central government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006 may be granted one increment on 1.1.2006 in the pre-revised pay scale as a one time measure and thereafter will get the next increment in the revised pay structure on 1.7.2006 as per Rule 10 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008.The pay of the eligible employees may be re-fixed accordingly.

4. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Account Department are  concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor  General of India.


Friday, March 16, 2012

Union Budget 2012-13 Highlights

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Union Budget 2012-13 Highlights

        · Budget identifies five objectives relating to growth recovery, private investment, supply bottlenecks, malnutrition and governance matters
        · GDP growth to be 7.6 per cent (+ 0.25 percent) during 2012-13
        · Amendment to the FRBM Act proposed as part of Finance Bill. New concepts of “Effective Revenue Deficit” and “Medium Term Expenditure Framework” introduced
        · Central subsidies to be kept under 2 per cent of GDP; to be further brought down to 1.75 per cent of GDP over the next 3 years.
        · Proposed: Mobile based fertilizer management system; LPG transparency portal; scaling up and rolling out of Aadhar enabled payment for government schemes in at least 50 districts.
        · Rs. 30,000 crore to be raised through disinvestment
        · Efforts to reach broadbased consensus on FDI in multi-brand retail
        · Rajiv Gandhi Equity Saving Scheme: to allow income tax deduction to retail investors on investing in equities
        · Rs. 15,888 crore to be provided for capitalization of public sector banks and financial institutions
        · A central “Know Your Customer” depository to be developed
        · Swabhimaan: remaining habitations to be covered; to be extended to more habitations; ultra small branches to be set up in Swabhimaan habitations
        · Investment in 12th Plan in infrastructure to go uptoRs. 50,00,000 crore; half of this is expected from private sector
        · Tax Free Bonds of Rs. 60,000 crore to be allowed for financial infrastructure projects
        · Allocation of Road Transport and Highways Ministry enhanced by 14 per cent to Rs. 25,360 crore
        · Financial package of Rs. 3,884 crore for waiver of loans to handloom weavers and their cooperative societies; mega handloom clusters in Andhra, Jharkhand; weaver service centres in Mizoram, Nagaland and Jharkhand ; powerloom mega cluster in Maharashtra; Rs. 500 crore pilot schemes for geo-textiles in North-Eastern region
        · Rs. 5,000 crore India Opportunities Venture Fund to help small enterprises
        · Allocation to agriculture enhanced; RKVY gets Rs. 9,217 crore; BGREI gets Rs. 1,000 crore; Rs.2242 crore project to improve dairy productivity; Rs. 500 crore for coastal aquaculture
        · Various other agricultural activities merged into 5 missions
        · Target for agricultural credit raised to Rs. 5,75,000 crore
        · Interest subvention for short-term crop loans to farmers at 7 per cent interest continues; additional 3 per cent for prompt paying farmers
        · Rs. 200 crore for awards to incentivise agricultural research
        · Provisions under rural housing fund increased to Rs. 4,000 crore from Rs. 3,000 crore
        · Interest subvention of 1 percent on housing loans uptoRs. 15 lakh extended for one more year
        · AIBP allocation raised by 13 per cent to Rs. 14,242 crore
        · National Mission on Food Processing to be started in cooperation with State Governments
        · Scheduled Caste Sub Plan allocation increases by 18 per cent to Rs. 37,113 crore; Tribal Sub Plan by 17.6 per cent to Rs. 21,710 crore
        · Multi-sectoralprogramme to address maternal and child malnutrition in 200 high burden districts
        · 58 per cent rise in allocation to ICDS, at Rs. 15,850 crore
        · Rural drinking water and sanitation gets 27 per cent rise in allocation to Rs. 14,000 crore; PMGSY gets 20 per cent rise to Rs. 24,000 crore
        · Projects covering length of 8800 km to be awarded under NHDP against 7,300 km during 2011-12
        · RTE-SSA gets Rs. 25,555 crore allocation, showing an increase of 21 per cent; 6000 schools to be set up at block level as model schools in the 12th Plan; Credit Guarantee Fund to be set up for better flow of credit to students
        · National Urban Health Mission is being launched
        · 34 per cent increase in allocation to National Rural Livelihood Mission, to Rs. 3915 crore
        · Rs. 1000 crore allocated for National Skill Development Fund
        · Bharat Livelihood Foundation to be established to support livelihood interventions particularly in tribal areas
        · Widow pension and disability pension raised from Rs. 200 to Rs. 300 per month
        · Grant on death of primary breadwinner of a BPL family in the age group 18-64 years doubled to Rs. 20,000
        · Defence services get Rs. 193407 crore; any further requirement to be met
        · 4000 residential quarters to be constructed for Central Armed Police Forces
        · UID-Aadhar to get adequate funds for enrolment of 40 crore persons, in addition to the 20 crore persons already enrolled
        · White Paper on Black Money to be laid in the current session of Parliament
        · Tax proposals mark progress in the direction of movement towards DTC and GST
        · Income tax exemption limit raised from Rs.1,80,000 to Rs.2,00,000; upper limit of 20 per cent tax slab raised from Rs.8 lakh to Rs.10 lakh
        · Interest from savings bank accounts deductible upto Rs.10,000; deduction of upto Rs.5,000 for preventive health check-up
        · Senior citizens without business income exempt from advance tax
        · Investment linked deduction of capital expenditure enhanced for certain businesses; new sectors eligible for investment linked deduction
        · Turnover limit for compulsory tax audit for SMEs raised from Rs.60 lakh to Rs.1 crore
        · STT on cash delivery reduced by 20 per cent to 0.1%
        · General Anti Avoidance Rule being introduced to counter aggressive tax avoidance
        · A number of measures proposed to deter generation and use of unaccounted money
        · All services to attract service tax except those in the negative list
        · Central Excise and Service Tax being harmonized
        · Standard rate of excise duty raised from 10 per cent to 12 per cent; service tax rates raised from 10 per cent to 12 per cent; no change in peak customs duty of 10 per cent on non-agricultural goods
        · Relief in indirect taxes to sectors under stress; agriculture, infrastructure, mining, railways, roads, civil aviation, manufacturing, health and nutrition, and environment get duty relief
        · Certain cigarettes and bidis attract higher excise duty; large cars attract higher customs duty
        · Excise imposed on unbranded jewellery also; measures to minimize impact on small artisans and goldsmiths; branded silver jewellery exempted from excise duty
        · Net gain of Rs.41,440 crore due to taxation proposals
        · Total expenditure budgeted at Rs. 14,90,925 crore; plan expenditure at Rs. 5,21,025 crore – 18 per cent higher than 2011-12 budget; non plan expenditure at Rs. 9,69,900 crore
        · Fiscal deficit targeted at 5.1 per cent of GDP, as against 5.9 per cent in revised estimates for 2011-12
        · Central Government debt at 45.5 per cent of GDP as compared to Thirteenth Finance Commission target of 50.5 per cent
        · Medium-term Expenditure Framework Statement to be introduced; will set forth 3-year rolling target for expenditure indicators

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Appraisal of Performance of Civil Servants-Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS)

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Appraisal of Performance of Civil Servants

The Sixth Central Pay Commission has recommended the introduction of new performance based pecuniary benefit, over and above the regular salary, for Government employees. The benefit will be called Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS) and will be payable taking into account the performance of the employees during the period under consideration. The recommendation has been accepted by the Government. Guidelines are being worked out through inter-departmental consultation. 

Rule 16(3) of the All India Services (DCRB) Rules, 1958has been amended on 31st January, 2012 which provides that the Central Government may in consultation with the State Government concerned, require a Member of the All India Service (AIS) to retire from Service in public interest, after giving such Member at least three month’s previous notice in writing or three month’s pay and allowances in lieu of such notice-

(i) After the review when such Member completes 15 years of qualifying Services; or

(ii) After the review when such Member completes 25 years of qualifying Services; or

(iii) Attains the age of 50 years, as the case may be; or

(iv) If the review referred to in (i) or (ii) above has not been conducted, after the review at any other time as the Central Government deems fit in respect of such Member. 

So far as Central Government employees are concerned, Government in public interest may retire any Government Servant after he has attained the age of 50/55 years or after completion of 30 years service by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months pay and allowances in lieu of such notice. 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Ministry of Personnel, Public Gruievances and Pensions and the Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Shri V. Narayanasamy in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.pib

Upgradation and Strengthening of Railway Protection Force

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Upgradation and Strengthening of Railway Protection Force 

Upgradation and strengthening of the Railway Protection Force (RPF) is being done by way of provision of funds for procurement of latest security equipment, creation of additional manpower, upgradation of training centers, specialized training in training centers of other Forces etc. 

Prevention and detection of crime and maintenance of law & order in station premises and trains is the responsibility of respective State Governments which they discharge through Government Railway Police (GRP). RPF supplements the efforts of GRP. On an average, 1275 important Mail/Express trains are escorted by the RPF personnel and 2200 Mail/Express trains are escorted by the GRP personnel daily. Based on crime trend analysis and availability of man power, escorts are provided after consultation between the RPF and the GRP. A total number of 14189 posts in various ranks are presently vacant in the RPF. These vacancies include 5134 newly created non-gazetted posts. Recruitment process for filling up of these vacancies has already commenced. During last three years, recruitment was completed for filling up vacancies of 1393 posts of Constables and 65 posts of Public Prosecutors and Assistant Public Prosecutors. 

Security has been identified as one of the priority areas of Indian Railways. Steps taken to strengthen/upgrade the RPF include procurement of modern security related equipment, creation of additional posts, establishment of new Railway Protection Special Force (RPSF) battalions, setting up of commando training centers, networking of security control rooms, setting up of all India Security Help Line etc. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today. 

Health Insurance Scheme for the Central Government employees and pensioners

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

(a) the healthcare facilities available for serving Central Government employees and pensioners in the States/cities where CGHS Dispensary facilities are not available;

(b) the scheme of the Central Government to provide health care facilities to them in view of the fact that large number of Central Government employees settle down in different parts of the country; and

(c) in absence of such arrangements, so far, whether Government is formulating any scheme?


(a) & (b):    The serving Central Government employees in non-CGHS areas are provided healthcare facilities under CS(MA) Rules, 1944. Pensioners are not covered under these Rules. They are, however, entitled for the Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 300 per month. The pensioners residing in non-CGHS areas have the option to become a CGHS member in any CGHS covered city of their choice to avail the medical facilities under the Scheme.

(c):    Yes. The Government is contemplating introduction of a Health Insurance Scheme for the Central Government employees and pensioners with special focus on Non-CGHS areas.


Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers for Classes Ito VIII-reg

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Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Teachers for Classes Ito VIII-reg.

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India, vide its Notification F.No. 1-13/2009-EE-4 dated 31’ March 2010, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub.section (1) of section 23 of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act.2009, has authorised the National Council for Teacher Education (NCTE) as (he academic authority to lay down the minimum qualifications for a person to be eligible for appointment as a teacher.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Introduction of Annual Medical Examination for the Group ‘A’ officers of Central Civil Services of age 40 years and above

No. 21011/1/2009-Estt (A)- Part
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi,1st February, 2012


Subject:- Introduction of Annual Medical Examination for the Group ‘A’ officers of Central Civil Services of age 40 years and above.

The undersigned is directed to say that a scheme of Annual Medical Check-up is already operating in respect of All India Service officers. This Department had taken up the issue of covering Group A’ officers of Central Civil Services/posts for Annual Medical Check-up in consultation with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure). It has now been decided that Group ‘A’ officers of Central Civil Services/Posts of and above the age of 40 years will be covered by the Annual Medical Check- up scheme. The following package rates for the above purpose have been approved:-

(i) Annual Medical Examination of Men officers- Rs. 2000/-
(Rupees Two Thousand only)
(ii) Annual Medical Examination of Women officers- Rs, 2200/-
(Rupees Two Thousand and Two Hundred only)

2. The regime of medical tests for the above purpose will be as given in the ANNEXURE-I.

Karnataka Pay Commission Report submitted

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A Pay Revision Committee was constituted under the Chairmanship of Mr.Subir Hari Singh, Development Commissioner and Additional Chief Secretary, a year ago to recommend revision of pay to Karnataka Government employees, as it was demanded by Karnataka State Government Employees to remove anomalies between the pay scales of the State and Central Government employees

However, the government has kept the report under wraps. The chief minister is likely to incorporate some of the committee’s recommendations in the 2012-13 budget scheduled to be presented on March 21.

The State secretariat was abuzz on Tuesday with the news of the report, which was submitted to Gowda on Monday. About six lakh State government employees are eager to know the Committee’s recommendations on the quantum of hike in basic salary, percentage of dearness allowance (DA) merger with basic salary, and hike in various allowances, including  house rent allowance (HRA) and city compensatory allowance (CCA).

Salaries of State employees were last revised in 2006. Presently, the minimum basic salary is Rs 4,800 and the maximum Rs 39,900. 

About 70 per cent of the basic salary is being given as DA. The HRA rate is between six per cent and 25 per cent, and the CCA between Rs 100 and Rs 300 (both depending on the place of work).

The employees’ associations have been demanding fixing of minimum basic at Rs 12,000 and the maximum at Rs 96,000; complete merger of DA with basic and a hike in the HRA on a par with that of the Central government employees.

But the government has already given an interim relief of 15 per cent with effect from November 1, 2011. The overall hike of about 40-50 per cent in basic salary is considered as satisfactory by employees.

The government had asked the five-member committee headed by Additional Chief Secretary Subir Hari Singh to recommend a new, “feasible” pay structure.

Given the State’s financial situation, official sources said the government can afford a 50 per cent hike in salary without upsetting the fiscal condition. For, the current fiscal is expected to end up with a revenue surplus of Rs 1,278 crore for the government.

The Committee is also said to have recommended introduction of five-day work a week. When contacted, Subir Hari Singh refused to divulge any information.

Main demands
* Fix Rs 12,000 as minimum basic salary and Rs 96,000 as maximum
* Merge 70 pc DA with basic, excluding 7.5 pc pending for the present calendar year
* Hike HRA, CCA and other allowances on a par with Central government employees

source:Deccan Herald

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Applicability of minimum pay/stepping up of pay — clarification

F.NO. 26017/159/2009-Ad.II(A)

New Delhi, the 5 March, 2012.

All the Chief Commissioner of customs.
All the Chief Commissioner of Customs & Central Excise,
All the Directors General under CBEC.

Subject :: Applicability of minimum pay/stepping up of pay — clarification — reg.


       A number of references have been received in this Office regarding Applicability for departmental promotes, of minimum entry pay prescribed for direct recruits (appointed on or after 1.1.2006) in Section II of Part A of the First Schedule of CCS (RP) Rules 2008. References have also been received regarding stepping up of pay of senior promote Inspectors/similarly placed Officers in the field formations under CBEC with reference to such of their directly recruited juniors who are recruited on or after 1.1.2006 and whose basic pay is more than that of their seniors appointed on or after 01.01.2006.

2. The matter was examined by this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure. The proposal relating to stepping up of pay of senior promote Inspectors/Similarly placed Officers in the field formations under CBEC with reference to such of their directly recruited juniors appointed on or after 1.1.2006 is agreed to subject to fulfillment of the following conditions:

(a) Stepping up of the basic pay of seniors can be claimed only in the case of those  Cadres which have an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a directly  Recruited junior is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. In such cases, the basic pay of the seniors will be stepped up with reference to the basic pay of the directly recruited junior provided they belong to the same seniority list  for all purposes.

(b) Further, Government servants cannot claim stepping up of their revised basic  pay with reference to entry pay in the revised pay structure for direct recruits  appointed on or after 1.1.2006 as laid down in Section II of Part A of First schedule to CCS (RP) Rules 2008, if their cadre does not have an element of direct recruitment or in cases where no junior is drawing basic pay higher than them.(c) Stepping up of pay of the seniors shall not be applicable in cases where pay of direct recruits have been granted advance Increments at the time of recruitment.

3. Clarification relating to manner of pay fixation of inspection /similarly placed officials under CBEC consequent upon grant of revised pay structure of the grade  pay of Rs. 4600 in PB 2, drawing reference from D0P&T O.M.No.7/7/2008-CS.l(A)  dated 22.12.2010 and 18.3.2011 will be issued separately in consultation with the  Department of Expenditure f Department of personnel and Training.

4, This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure UO Nos. 579/E.lll-A/2011 dated 18.10.2011 and 23.01.2012.

Yours faithfully,


Sarvjit Singh
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Treatment of absence of employees on 28.02.2012-West Bengal Government's Decision

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Government of West Bengal 
Finance Department 
Audit Branch 
Writers’ Buildings, Kolkata-700 001.

No. 2013-F(P)

Dated : 06-03-2012.


   In Circular No. 283(60)-PS dated 21.02.2012 of the Home (Political) Department, Government of West Bengal, it was directed that all Stale Government Offices would remain open on 28.2.2012 and all Government employees should report for duly. It as also mentioned therein that no leave would be granted to any Government employee on that date. In spite of the above Circular it has been noticed that some employees did not attend office on that day.

   So, the question of treatment of absence of employees on 28.02.2012 has accordingly been considered by the Government. After careful consideration of the entire matter, the Governor has been pleased to decide as follows:

   Head of offices will issue Show Cause notice to the concerned employee who was absent on 28.02.2012 asking him to explain why action would not be taken against him for such unauthorized absence in violation of Circular No. 283(60)-PS dt. 21.02.2012. After receipt of reply, action may be taken in the following manner:-

1) Leave due and admissible may be granted on production of documentary evidence in the following cases:-

a) Hospitalisation of the employee.

h) Bereavement in the family.

c) Severe illness and absence continuing from before.

d) Employees who had been on leave continuing from before, if such leave was sanctioned prior to issue of the above Circular.

e) Compelling reasons of similar nature, where the employee could not report for duty for circumstances beyond his coutrol.(Specifie reasons with documentary proof will have to be furnished in each Such case.)

   It is mentioned here that dislocation of traffic will not be a reason for granting leave as traffic remained normal on that day.

   2) Where the absence is not covered by any of the abovementioned reasons, the same will be treated as dies non and no salary will be admissible for that day. However, this will not affect past service of the concerned employee.

   3) Those who do no respond to the show-cause notice will be liable for disciplinary action.

   4) All actions in terms of this order should be completed by 31st March, 2012.

Finance Department

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Fixation of ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for promotion of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ to Personal Asaistant(PA) Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year- 2010

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel and Training

3rd floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi date 9th March, 2012


Subject : Fixation of ‘range of seniority’ (zone of promotion) for promotion of Stenographers Grade ‘D’ to Personal Asaistant(PA) Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year- 2010—reg.

Reference is invited to this Department’s O.M. of even  number dated 16th February, 2012 on the subject mentioned  above vide which all the cadre units were requested to place the cases of all eligible Stenographers Grade ‘D’ who were covered within the prescribed ‘range of seniority’ and who had not yet been included in the Select List of PAs of CSSS before the DPC to  assess their suitability or otherwise for promotion to the PA grade of CSSS. Cadre Units were also requested to furnish the  recommendations of the DPC alongwith vigilance clearance in  respect of all the eligible officers who are working in their cadre units including those who had been transferred to their cadre units from other cadre units on their ad-hoc promotion to PA grade of CSSS.

2. The requisite information is still awaited from all the Cadre Units. The Cadre Units are, therefore, requested to expedite the  necessary information to enable this Department to finalize the Select List of PA grade for the year —2010.

(Rajiv Manjhi)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source :

G.K. Vasan Presents Cheques to Master List Candidates of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT)

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G.K. Vasan Presents Cheques to Master List Candidates 

Bhoomi Puja for the Development of EQ-1 Berth at Visakhapatnam Port Trust Performed 

The Ministry of Shipping, in consultation with the Ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD) has worked out an amicable settlement of the issue of providing employment or other forms of relief to the master list candidates who happen to be the children of medically invalidated and deceased employees of Visakhapatnam Port Trust (VPT). The issue had remained unresolved for a long time. While a few of them were accommodated by the Port on contract basis as a humanitarian gesture, the Port was not able to find a satisfactory solution in respect of others. A compensation of Rs. 35,000 per year and a maximum of Rs.4.9 lakhs per candidate has been approved for this purpose. The proposal regarding determination of the cut-off date is also under active consideration in the Ministry. The cheques were presented by the Union Minister of Shipping, Shri G.K. Vasan in the presence of the Union Minister of State for HRD, Shrimati Purandeswari, Member of Parliament Shri Subbarami Reddy, Secretary, Shipping, Shri P.K. Sinha and others in Visakhapatnam today. 

So far 805 candidates have responded and come forward to receive the payment in lieu of employment. Today some cheques were distributed to some of the candidates, the rest of them would get the amounts paid online into their accounts. 

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Vasan said that the present level of traffic at Indian Ports is 885 million tonnes which is expected to grow at a rate of 11% to reach about 2500 million tonnes by 2019-20. Considering this rapid growth, it is necessary to increase the overall capacity of Indian ports to 3230 million tonnes by 2019-20, Shri Vasan added. 

The Minister further stated that to achieve the desired capacity, the Ministry has envisaged huge investment of about Rs. 2.77 lakh crore. As Government alone cannot find resources to meet this massive investment, an investment of Rs. 2.34 lakh crore is planned to be attracted through the PPP mode. Thus, the private sector has to play vital role in development of infrastructure in the port sector in the coming years, Shri Vasan commented. 

Regarding various policies pertaining to the Ministry of Shipping, Shri Vasan said it has unveiled the Captive Policy for port sector which allows industries to set up cargo handling facilities for their own captive use at major ports. In order to ensure a policy driven development, the Government is in the process of finalising the Land Policy, Coastal Shipping Policy and policy frameworks in other areas of maritime activity. 

Earlier, Shri Vasan attended the Bhoomi Puja ceremony for the development of EQ-1 berth with mechanized handling facilities at an estimated cost of Rs. 323.18 crores. This facility will enhance the productivity levels of handling steam coal at an output rate of 27,000 tonnes per day with a capacity of 6.40 million tonnes per annum. This project with mechanized facility is mainly taken up keeping in view the environmental issues in handling steam coal. The mechanization programmes taken up by the Port of Visakhapatnam will provide much needed relief to the people of Vizag from dust pollution arising out of coal handling. 

On this occasion, Shri Vasan congratulated the Port of Visakhapatnam and Mundra Port & SEZ Limited for coming together to develop the EQ-1 berth on DBFOT basis.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


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D.G. Posts No. 6/2/2002-SR (Vol.-II) dated 1st March, 2012.

            The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of the Competent Authority to the recognition of federations namely, (i) National Federation of Postal Employees and (ii) Federation of National Postal Organizations, in the Department of Posts, in terms of instructions contained in O.M. No. 2/14/98-JCA dated 3rd July 2002 of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension, Department of Personnel and Training.

2.         The recognition so granted to the Federations is on the basis of membership of their affiliated but recognized associations of regular employees, secured during the verification of membership carried out by the Department, in the wake of the judgment dated 06.01.2009 of Madras High Court given in WP No. 4704-4707/1999. The Department's Office Order No. 17/9/2007-SR dated 27.03.2008. vide which the federations were recognized on provisional basis,  stands withdrawn.

3.         The federations granted recognition vide this Office Order  will please note that it is subject  to fulfillment of all terms and conditions contained in O.M.  dated 3.7.2002 ibid and the observations of the Department of Personnel & Training conveyed vide Department's letter no 6-2/2002-SR (Vol-II) dated 24.04.2007 , and is liable to be withdrawn any time if the above guidelines are not satisfied . Further the recognition of NFPE will be subject to the final outcome of the W.P. No. 3299/2007 pending before High Court of Judicature at Jodhpur.


(Subhash Chander)

Director (SR & Legal) 


Sunday, March 4, 2012



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