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Grant of advance increments/special Allowance to Stenographers in subordinate offices for acquiring higher speed in Shorthand

Government of India Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) S. No. PC-VII 253 No.PC-V1/2010/1/7/5/2 RBE No.47/2011 New Delhi, dated :11.04.2011 The GMs/CAOs(R), All Indian Railways & Production Units (As per mailing list) Sub: Grant of advance increments/special Allowance to Stenographers in subordinate offices for acquiring higher speed in Shorthand . Following the notification of the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and issue of instructions vide Board’s letter No.PC-IV/2010/increment/1 dated 19.08.2010, this Ministry has received references from some Railways seeking clarification regarding grant of advance increments/special Allowance to Stenographers in subordinate offices for acquiring higher speed in Shorthand. An item has also been raised in DC/JCM regarding rate of above advance increment in the revised pay structure. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Personnel and Training and following clarifications are be

Minimum educational qualification for sportspersons for recruitment against Sports Quota

  RBE No. 51/2011 Clarification/Corrigendum No.8 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR) MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA) (RAILWAY BOARD) No. 2011/E(Sports)/4(1)/1 / Policy Clarifications                                                                                                  New Delhi, 20th April 2011 The General Managers (P), All Zonal Railways including CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata, The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala, The DC, RDSO/Lucknow. Sub. :- Minimum educational qualification for sportspersons for recruitment against Sports Quota . Ref. :- Board’s letter No. 2010/E(Sports)4(1)/l(Po1icy) dt. 31.12.2010 .    Refer Board’s policy letter mentioned above. In this connection it is clarified that instructions as contained in Board’s letter No. 2010/E(Sports)/4(1)/1 Pt.(E.Q.) dt.21.12.2010 (RBE No. 181/2010) on the above cited subject, may also be applicable in all cases for recruitment of sportspersons on Zonal Railways and Pro

Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order – Dopt order

  No.F.10/9/2008-IR Government of India Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension Department of Personnel & Training North Block. New Delhi Dated April 26, 2011 Subject:- Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order. The undersigned is directed to say that the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules, 2005 provide that a person seeking information under the RTI Act. 2005 can make payment of fee for obtaining information by cash or demand draft or banker’s cheque or Indian Postal Order. It has been brought to the notice of this Deportment that some pubic authorities do not accept fee through the Indian Postal Orders. 2. As stated above, one of the approved modes of payment of fee under the Rules is through Indian Postal Order. Refusal to accept tee through the IPO may be treated as refusal to accept the application. It may result into imposition of penalty by the Central Information Commission on the concerned Central Pubic Information Officer

AICPIN for the month of March, 2011

  AICPIN for the month of March, 2011 All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of March, 2011 remained stationary at 185 (one hundred and eighty five). During March, 2011, the index recorded decrease of 4 points in Chennai centre, 3 points each in Warrangal, Tiruchirapally, Vadodara and Quilon centres, 2 points in 12 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. The index increased by 6 points in Srinagar centre, 5 points in Hubli Dharwar centre, 3 points each in Bhilai, Sholapur and Mysore centres, 2 points in 5 centres, 1 point in 13 centres, while in the remaining 21 centres the index remained stationary. The maximum decrease of 4 points in Chennai centre is mainly on account of decrease in the prices of Rice, Onion, Garlic, Vegetable items, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. The decrease of 3 points each in Warrangal, Tiruchirapally, Vadodara and Quilon centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Onion, Garlic, Veg

Incentive limit increased to 70% in Chittaranjan Locomotive Works

  GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD)   No.2007/M(PU)/1/11.                                                                                                                  New Delhi, dated 21-O4-2O11. The General Manager. Chittaranjan Locomotive Works. Chittarajan.           Sub: Special Incentive Scheme.         Ref: CME/Loco/CLW's letter no.PE/PLO/03 dated 07.02.11.         Ministry of Railways have approved the Special Incentive Scheme as proposed by CLW subject to the following :-         1. Incentive bonus limit to be 70%.         2. Simultaneously, allowed timings should be reduced by 2.5 % at 60% level (with cuts in allowed time being linearly indexed to increase in incentive earning between 50% & 60%, with 0% cut at 50% earning and 2.5% cut at 60% earning).         3. Allowed time to be further reduced by 1% at 70% level using the same formula of linear indexing between 60-70%.         5. GM/CLW to advise a time bo

Resolution of Working Committee Meeting - AIRF

Resolution of Working Committee Meeting - 26/04/11 AIRF has toughned its stance on long pending demands of Railwaymen & retiterated its demands in Resolution adopted by AIRF during its Working Committee meeting on 25-26/04/11. Main demands are given as under:- * Immediate settlement of recommendations of the Department Anomaly Committee pending with the DoP&T/MoF * Complete Cadre Restructuring Exercise without putting the condition of “Matching Savings”. * Merge the grade pay of Technicians Grade-II(GP Rs.2400) with Technicians Grade-I(GP Rs.2800). * Allot Grade Pay of Rs.4800 to all the Senior Supervisors. * Removal of anomaly in the annual increment to the employees drawing increment from February to June 2006. * LARSGESS should be liberalized and extend to all the categories of the Railwaymen and recruitment qualification in Grade Pay Rs.1800 be kept VIII class pass. ... for full resolution Click here .

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners residing in area not covered under ECHS

  OFFICE OF THE PCDA (PENSIONS) DRAUPADI GHAT ALLAHABAD Circular No.451                                                                                                                                              Dated :- 21.02.2011 To, 1. The Chief Accountant, RBI, Deptt. of Govt. Bank Account Central Office, C-7 lInd Floor Bandre Kurla Complex, P.B. No. 8143 Bandre East, Mumbai400051. 2. All CMDs of Public Sector Banks 3. CMD of ICICI Bank 4. CMD of IDBI Bank 5. CMD of Axis Bank 6. CMD of HDFC Bank 7. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu Nepal. 8. The Defence Pension Disbursing Officers. 9. The Treasury officers. 10. The Pay and Accounts Office. 11. Pay and Accounts Office, Government of Maharashtra, Mumbai. 12. The Post Master Kathua (]&K), Camp Bell Bay (Andaman & Nicobar) Subject:- Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Armed Forces Pensioners residing in area not covered under ECHS. Reference :-This Office C

Eligibility of Liveries/Uniforms to erstwhile Gp. D employees now designated as MTS

  Controller General of Defence Accounts Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt. New Delhi-110010 No. ANIXIV/14162/6th CPC/Cir/Vol.IV                                                                                                                         Dated 27.4.2011. To All PCsDA/CsDA Subject:- Eligibility of Liveries/Uniforms to erstwhile Gp. D employees now designated as MTS. Consequent upon acceptance of the recommendation of the 6 th CPC, all the erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts have been classified as Group ‘C’ and designated as Multi Tasking Staff. Subsequent to classification of MTS as Group ‘C’, a number of references have been received in this HQrs office seeking clarification on issue of Uniforms/Liveries to erstwhile Group D employees. 2. The matter has been examined in this HQrs office and the clarification is as under : Doubt raised Clarification  

Outsourcing of dental services in CGHS Delhi- Division ‘A’(South & Central Zone)

Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road New Delhi 110 108 No.CONS/RA/IR-08                                                                                                                                    Date: February 1, 2011 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject :  Outsourcing of dental services in CGHS Delhi- Division ‘A’(South & Central Zone). It is brought to the notice of all concerned that Dental Service in CGHS Delhi in (Division ‘A’ Consisting of South & Central Zone) has been outsourced in 13 Wellness Centres as per list enclosed for 22 Dental Procedures which can be availed by the CGHS beneficiaries at designated Wellness Centres. 2. All CGHS beneficiaries may go directly to the Outsourced Dental clinics for treatment. On providing his/her CGHS card along with a self attested photocopy, the beneficiary will get treatment for approved procedure only in Outsourced Dental clinics

PAID HOLIDAY ON 1ST MAY in WEST BENGAL

PAID HOLIDAY ON 1ST MAY… PAID HOLIDAY ON 1ST MAY in WEST BENGAL The West Bengal State Government has decided to declare a paid holiday on the occasion of celebration of 1st May 2011 for all categories of workers and employees including the work-charged category in Industrial Establishment where the day has not already been declared as a paid holiday.     Source : Official site of West Bangal(www.westbengal.gov.in)

Empanelment of private Exclusive Cancer hospitals/Units under CGHS

No: REC-!/2008/ JD(r.)/CGHS/CGHS(P) Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare ************* Maualana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan. New Delhi 110 108 dated the 28 th January 2011. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Empanelment of private Exclusive Cancer hospitals/Units under CGHS With a view to ensuring comprehensive health care to CGHS beneficiaries, CGHS has been, apart from the Government Hospitals, empanelling private hospitals and diagnostic centres by floating tendsers periodically. The latest tender process in this context commenced in the second half of 2009 and through this process package rates for different treatment procedures and investigations have been notified in 2010-2011. As a part of this process, certain hospitals and diagnosic centres which have accepted these rates amd also signed MOAs with CGHS have been notified in some of the CGHS cities. However, there are few or no rates exclusively for Cancer surgery proce

Comparison of grades of running staff with those of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion/selection to Group’B’ posts

  GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) ****** RBE No.: 53/2011 No. E(GP)2005/2/87 New Delhi, dt:-25.O4.2011 The General Managers, All Indian Railways and Production Units. Sub: Comparison of grades of running staff with those of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion/selection to Group’B’ posts. In terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 02.02.2006 (RBE No.10/2006), Railways/PUs were advised that instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. E(NG)l/89/PM2/8-A dated 10.1.92 and letter No. E(NG)I-98/PM2/8 dated 1.10.99, regarding equivalence of grades of running staff with that of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion to the posts in stationary categories, where both running and stationary staff were eligible and were considered together, would be applicable for determining eligibility of the candidates for promotion to the respective Group’B’ posts. 2 The question of equivalence of grades has since been reviewed in the

Punjab Government declared 6% additional Dearness Allowance for its employees and pensioners…

  Punjab announces 6% additional DA… Punjab Government declared 6% additional Dearness Allowance for its employees and pensioners from 01.01.2011. The DA would be increased from  45% to 51% and the arrears from 1.1.2011 to 30.4.2011 would be credited to their respective General Provident Accounts. The pensioners of the Punjab State Government will be get the same in cash from 01.01.2011. This hike in Dearness Allowance at par with Central Government employees and pensioners. If you want to know more details, pl. visit the Punjab State Government Portal website.

Grant of Child Care Leave to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children

  ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN’S FEDERATION A.I.R.F. No.AIRF/50                                                                                                                              Dated: April 18, 2011 The Secretary(E), Railway Board, New Delhi   Dear Sir, Sub: Grant of Child Care Leave to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children        Railway Board vide letter No.E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-8 dated 23.10.2008 have issued orders for grant of Child Care Leave to women employees having minor children for a maximum of two years(730 days) during their entire service for taking care of up to two children for rearing/looking after any of their need, like examination, sickness etc. During the period of such leave, women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. Child Care Leave shall not be debited against leave account.       A case has come to our notice where a Railwa

Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr. I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008

  MOST IMMEDIATE No. 6/3/2010-CS-I(S) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training   Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi, dated the 26th April, 2011 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr. I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008.           The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 29th October, 2010 and subsequent reminders dated l4th January, 2011 and l4th February, 2011 on the subject mentioned above.    2. All the cadre units were requested to keep in readiness complete ACRS/APARs in respect of officials who applied for the Combined Limited Departmental Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008 so that the result of the said Examination could be declared in a compressed time schedule and in a time bound manner. It was also requested to furnish the status confirming that the ACRs/APARs are in re

Discontinuation of ad-hoc promotion of officials of CSSS consequent upon refusal to accept regular promotion

No.5/2/2010-CS-II(C) Government of India Ministry of Personnel Public Grievance & Pension Deptt. of Personnel & Training   3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi 110003. Dated the 25th April, 2011 OFFICE MEMORANDUM   Subject:- Discontinuation of ad-hoc promotion of officials of CSSS consequent upon refusal to accept regular promotion.   The undersigned is directed to say that it has been observed that some of the officials of CSSS, when promoted on regular basis and nominated to some other Cadre Units as per the Rotation Transfer Policy of this Department, are reluctant to move out of their present Cadre Units and subsequently refuse regular promotion with a view to be retained in their Cadre Units. Consequently, they are debarred of promotion as per the instructions of this Department. However, they continue to be appointed/promoted on ad-hoc basis during currency of the debarment by the Cadre Units. 2. On a reference from one of the p

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) : Retire as a Crorepati

Employee Provident Fund (EPF) : Retire as a Crorepati We normally hate any kind of deductions in our monthly salary slips – either its income tax deduction , professional tax deduction or even an EPF deduction.Very few of us really know that this small EPF deduction each year can in reality make you a crorepati by the time you retire. Encouraging fact is that this statement is applicable to even with those having modest salaries. There’s many if’s and but’s to achieve that , most notably being resisting the temptation to withdraw money till retirement. 12% of your basic salary that gets deducted as part of EPF account every month has a potential to make you a crorepati by the time you retire. Most of us are of view that investment is so small and interest rate offered is nothing special. Power of compounding clubbed with a matching contribution from your employer every month can do wonders for you. Encouraging stats : 8.5% interest earned on the EPF can help a person with a b

Different kinds of travelling allowance for Central Government employees....

Different kinds of travelling allowance for Central Government employees The following allowances are the different kinds of travelling allowance:- (1) Permanent or consolidated travelling allowance. (2) Conveyance allowance. (3) Mileage allowance. (4) Daily Allowance. (5) Actual cost of travelling. Permanent or Consolidated Travelling Allowance A permanent monthly traveling allowance may be granted by a competnet authority to any Government servant whose duties require him to travel extensively. Such an allowance shall be in lieu of all other forms of travelling allowance for journey within the Government servant’s sphere of duty and may be drawn all the year round, whether the Government servant is absent from his headquarters or not. A permanent travelling allowance shall not be drawn during leave, temporary transfer, or joining time or, unless otherwise expressly provided in the rules in this chapter, during any period for which trav

New Pension Scheme for railway employees challenged

New Pension Scheme for railway employees challenged The new pension scheme introduced by the Union Government for railway employees has been challenged in the Madras Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal. An employee of the southern railway and Dakshin Railway Employees Union (DREU) have challenged the scheme terming it unconstitutional and invalid. According to the new scheme, employees appointed on or after 01.01.1994 in the Railways would be governed by the new pension scheme which would be governed by ‘Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority’ which would function under the overall control of Ministry of Finance. According to the new scheme, 10% of Pay and DA of an employee would be deducted and an equal amount would be contributed by the central government. The entire pension scheme is being authorized through various executive orders, which cannot be done to govern the retirement benefits of government employees which has to be in tune with Articles 41 to

List of common abbreviations frequently used in Central Government Offices

We have compiled the common abbreviations, which are frequently used in Central Government Offices as follows... ABBREVIATIONS 1. A.O. : Accounts Office 2. A.O. : Accounts Officer 3. A.Os : Accounts Officers 4. A.Os. : Accounts Officers 5. “A” : Accounts 6. Asstt. : Assistant 7. A.C.A. : Assistant Controller of Accounts 8. Art. : Article 9. A/C : Account 10. ADG/SP : Additional Director General/Service Project 11. Ack. Due: Acknowledgment Due 12. AG : Accountant General 13. AT : Acceptance of Tender 14. Adj. Vr.: Adjustment Voucher 15. AT No/SO No. : Acceptance of Tender Number/Supply Order Number 16. AT No. : Acceptance of Tender Number 17. BSR : Broken Seal Register 18. CPM : Critical Path Method 19. CRMR : Charge, Receipt, Minus Receipt 20. CB : Cheques and Bills 21. CEA, IR : Children Education Allowance, Interim Relief 22. CCA : City Compensatory Allowance 23. CSR/TR : Civil Servi

Current job vacancies in Central Government - EMPLOYMENT NEWS (16th April, 2011)

The Employment News weekly carries advertisement for job of Central, State Governments, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies, universities, admission notices for professional courses, examination notices and results of organizations like UPSC, SSC and other general recruitment bodies and mid level career promotion opportunities (Deputation). This weeek 16th April, 2011 ISSUE OF EMPLOYMENT NEWS brings you various vacancies in various departments... 16th April, 2011 ISSUE OF EMPLOYMENT NEWS  E.N. NO. 3 NO. OF PAGE: 48 S.No. PAGE NO.

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