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Expected DA from Jan 2013 - AICPIN for the month of December 2012

Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Labour & Employment  31-January-2013 18:34 IST Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) December 2012  The All-India CPI-IW for December, 2012 rose by 1 point and pegged at 219 (two hundred and nineteen) . On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.46 per cent between .November and December compared with (–)1.01 per cent between the same two months a year ago. 

Dopt Orders 2013 : Nomination of Area Welfare Officers for the calendar years 2013 and 2014 for Delhi / New Delhi

MOST IMMEDIATE No.32/1/2012-Welfare Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training Room No.361, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi, Dated the 31st January, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Nomination of Area Welfare Officers for the calendar years 2013 and 2014 for Delhi / New Delhi. The undersigned is directed to say that the officers, whose particulars are shown in the enclosed list have been nominated as Area Welfare Officers (AWOs) for the Calendar years 2013 and 2014 for the Areas in Delhi / New Delhi indicated against their names, with the approval of Joint Secretary and Chief Welfare Officer, DOPT.

'Merger of 50% DA and DR with basic pay' - Finance Ministry

'Merger of 50% of DA and DR with basic pay' - Finance Ministry 'Merger of 50% of DA and DR with basic pay' - Finance Ministry explained as a reply to a unstarred question in the Parliament on 14th December, 2012. The below explanation was presented by the Minister of States for Finance Shri.Namo Narain Meena to the questions regarding merger of DA / DR with basic pay of Central Government employees and Pensioners in the Parliament on 14.12.2013...

Requirement of Aadhaar Number for CBSE scholarship

Requirement of Aadhaar Number for CBSE scholarship CBSE has announced through its official website that the students under availing scholarship (Central Sector Scheme of Scholarship for College and University Students) are advised to submit their Aadhaar Number for getting scholarship through banks in future... The official notice is reproduced as under...

Payment of difference in TA to the employees due to implementation of MACP Scheme

An important letter has been sent to Railway Board by the  General Secretary of  AIRF regarding the issue of arrears to be paid in difference of TA due to implementation of MACP to Railway employees.  Reproduction of the letter is given below for your information… Payment of difference in TA to the employees due to implementation of MACP Scheme. All India Railwaymen’s Federations No.AIRF/159 Dated: January 28, 2013 The Secretary(E),  Railway Board,  New Delhi Dear Sir, Sub: Payment of difference in TA to the employees due to implementation of MACP Scheme Consequent upon implementation of the orders, modifying ACP Scheme as MACP Scheme on the basis of recommendations of VI CPC, many employees were granted financial upgradation under MACP Scheme w.e.f  01.09.2008. T.A. amount was claimed by the employees as per their old grade pay prior to their financial upgradation, and they are due for the arrears of TA with retrospective effect due to implemen

Re-exercise of option under Rule 6 of the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008

Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 - The re-exercise of option under Rule 6 of the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 in the case of employees covered under letter dated 23.03.2012. GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / BHARAT SARKAR MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / RAIL MANTRALAYA (RAILWAY BOARD) S.No. PC-VI/312 No. PC-VI/2012/RSRP/1 RBE No.06/2013 New Delhi, dated 28.01.2013 The GMs/CAOs(R), All Indian Railways & Production Units (As per mailing list) Sub: Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 — The re-exercise of option under Rule 6 of the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 in the case of employees covered under letter dated 23.03.2012. As per provisions contained in Rules 5 & 6 of the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the railway employee had an option to elect to come over to the revised pay structure either from 01.01.2006 or from the date of his next increment or from the date of promotion, upgradation of pay scales. S

I&B Ministry Constitutes Expert Committee to Review Functioning of Prasar Bharti

Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Information & Broadcasting  29-January-2013 12:51 IST I&B Ministry Constitutes Expert Committee to Review Functioning of Prasar Bharti The Ministry of Information & Broadcasting has constituted an Expert Committee for the purpose of reviewing the institutional frame work of Prasar Bharati including its relationship with Government, its continuing role as a public broadcaster and measures needed to ensure technical upgradation of the organization. The composition of the Expert Committee is as under:-

Dopt Orders 2013 : Requests for cadre clearance - procedure to be adopted reg.

No. 2/1/2013/CS-I (P) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension Department of Personnel & Training 2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi. Dated the 17th January 2013. Subject: Requests for cadre clearance - procedure to be adopted reg. As Ministries/Departments are aware, CS.I Division, DoPT is the cadre controlling authority for CSS Officers. This Division grants cadre clearance to CSS officers of US and above level for applying lo deputation posts, foreign training and private foreign visits. This Department is also the competent authority to accept requests for voluntary retirement and resignation of US and above level officers.

CBSE Call Centre Telephone and Mobile Phone Numbers...

CBSE In-House Call Centre :  CBSE Call Centre Telephone and Mobile Phone Numbers... Central Board of Secondary Education (An Autonomous Organization under the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India) Shiksha Kendra, 2, Community Centre, Preet Vihar, Delhi-110301 WELCOME TO CBSE IN-HOUSE CALL CENTRE CBSE has set up a dedicated Call Centre for handling routine enquiries and grievances pertaining to  various  activities and functions of the Board. Students presently studying in various  CBSE  affiliated schools, candidates appearing in private examination,  pass out  students of CBSE Board, parents,  School management, new school seeking CBSE affiliation, awardees of CBSE scholarship schemes, aspirants and applicants for NEET, JEE, CTET, JNVST and general public can approach the CBSE  Call Centre for  obtaining  information  of the procedures/rules and regulations of various activities of the Board.

Employment News Weekly - Sales and Revenue

Employment News Weekly - Sales and Revenue Employment News Weekly, one of the most leading weekly magazine in India to provide  an effective platform on job vacancies. Employment News is a Weekly journel and it is published simultaneously in three lanugaes of Hindi, English and Urdu. The weekly carries advertisements for job for Central, State and Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies, Universities and other general recruitment bodies and mid level career promotion opportunities.  The number of copies of Employment News Weekly sold and revenue earnings for the last four years, are as under...

Pensioners Portal Orders : Revised concordance table of the pre-1996, pre-2006 and post 2006 pay scales

Pensioners Portal Orders : Revised concordance table of the pre-1996, pre-2006 and post 2006 pay scales... F.No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) Government of India Ministry  of Personnel, PG & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 3rd Floor lok Nayak Bhawan Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003 Dated the 28th January. 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub:- Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners — reg. The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, orders were issued for revision of pension/family pensioners vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 1 .9.2008. as amended from time to time.

CGHS Rates 2013 : A revised list of package rates applicable under CGHS Kolkata

CGHS Rates 2013 : A revised list of package rates applicable under CGHS Kolkata  Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued a new updated revised package rates for all investigations applicable under CGHS Kolkata, Pensioners and existing employees of Central Government are requested to download the rate list and keep in their computer and mobile also. The rates are given as NABL and Non NABL Imagin centres.

Check list for sending proposals to DOPT for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules

No.AB.14017/37/2012-Estt (RR) (6943) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training)  Room No.215-A/II, North Block, New Delhi Dated the 28th January, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Check list for sending proposals to DOPT for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules. The undersigned is directed to state that instructions on framing / amendment of Recruitment Rules prescribe that the proposal for framing / amendment Recruitment Rules for Groups ‘A’ & ‘B’ posts /services as approved by the Administrative Ministry / Departments should be referred to this Department in certain format (viz Annexure I to III) and accompanied with other documents / information, for consideration of this Department. It has been noticed that the proposals sent by the Ministry / Department are not complete in all respects and this Department has to return the proposal seeking further information/documents/clarification for considering

Extension of time limit for filing claims of verification of membership - Labour Ministry

Labour Ministry issued notice regarding the verification of Membership of Central Trade Union Organisation - Extension of time limit for filing claims of verification of membership - regarding. NOTICE EXTENSION OF TIME LIMIT FOR FILING CLAIMS OF VERIFICATION OF  MEMBERSHIP OF CENTRAL TRADE UNION ORGANISATIONS In continuation of Advertisement dated 1.11.2012 regarding Verification of Membership of Central Trade Union Organisations  the Standing Committee for General Verification under the auspices of the Ministry of Labour and Employment constituted for consultation on General Verification in respect of Central Trade Union Organisations has  arrived at a unanimous decision in its 6th Meeting held on 21st December, 2012 to extend the time limit for filing the claims by CTUOs by 2 months i.e. from 31st January,2013 to 31st March, 2013. Accordingly, the concerned CTUOs may now file their claims by 31st March, 2013. (Chandra Prakash) Joint Secretary to Govt. of In

CGHS News : Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres for Providing Medical Facilities to the UGC pensioners w.e.f. March, 2012

Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres for Providing Medical Facilities to the UGC pensioners w.e.f. March, 2012 List of Hospitals/Diagnostic Centres which have Signed Agreement for Providing Medical Facilities to the UGC pensioners w.e.f. March, 2012 S.No. -  NAME OF HOSPITAL  1. N.K. Dental Hospital, B-5, Divya Mall,11 Greater Kailash Colony, Opp. Petrol Pump, Near Apex Mall Lal Kothi, Tonk Road, Jaipur – 302 015 2. Lall Eye Care Center, New Railway Road,  Gurgaon,( Haryana) 3. Vinayak Hospital, NH-I,  Sector-27,  Atta , Noida – 201 301 (U.P.) 4. Muskan Dental Care, 11/26,West Patel Nagar, New Delhi – 110 008

Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) S.No. PC-VI/310 No. PC-V/2008/PS/1(Stipend) RBE No.04/2013 New Delhi, dated 18.01.2013 The General Managers, All Indian Railways & Production Units (As per mailing list) Sub: Revision of rates of stipend to apprentices and trainees on Railways. Consequent upon the revision of training period from 12 weeks to 12 months (52 weeks) for the Jr. Engineer Mechanical Department, item No. 28 of the Schedule of Board’s letter of even number dated 15-12-2008 stands modified as under:

Secret Ballot Elections for the purpose of recognition of Unions / Federations

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) SBC/Union Elections/2012/2. New Delhi, dated 18.01.2013 To Chief Personnel Officer Open Line Railways and Metro Kolkatta Sub: Secret Ballot Elections for the purpose of recognition of Unions / Federations . Further to letter of even number dated 11.12.12, it had been informed that a Committee had been constituted under the Chairmanship of Shri R.R.Jaruhar, Retd. Member Engineering, Railway Board, for framing modalities and related activities, in connection with above referred subject.

President of India to address the nation tomorrow on the eve of Republic Day 2013

President of India to address the nation tomorrow on the eve of Republic Day 2013  The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee will address the nation tomorrow on the eve of the 64th Republic Day.  The address will be telecast over all channels of Doordarshan in English from 7 P.M. onwards followed immediately by its Hindi translation. 

Nomination of Liaison Officer and Setting up of Cell in each Ministry / Department for enforcement of orders of reservations in posts and services of the Central Government

No.43011/153/2010-Estt.(Res.) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) North Block, New Delhi-110001. Dated the 4th January, 2013. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:- Nomination of Liaison Officer and Setting up of Cell in each Ministry / Department for enforcement of orders of reservations in posts and services of the Central Government. The undersigned is directed to say that the instructions have been issued by the Department of Personnel and Training from time to time for nomination of Liaison Officers, their roles, duties & responsibilities and setting up of a Special Reservation Cell in each Ministry / Department under the direct control of the Liaison Officer for enforcement of orders of reservation in posts and services of the Central Government.

Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary &Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee)

No.372/3/2007-AVD-III (Vol. 10) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension Department of Personnel & Training North Block, New Delhi. 24th January, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary &Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee).

Railways Launches Toll Free Helpline Number for Catering Related Complaints

Press Information Bureau  Government of India Ministry of Railways  23-January-2013 20:25 IST Railways Launches Toll Free Helpline Number for Catering Related Complaints   The Ministry of Railways has set up a central monitoring cell with the toll free number i.e. 1800-111-321 for the convenience of railway users to register their complaints regarding railways’ catering services like food quality, over charging etc., both at railway stations and in running trains. Announcing this, here today, the Minister of Railways, Shri Pawan Kumar Bansal said that this facility is available all seven days from 7 A.M. to 10 P.M. when during this time generally the food is served to the passengers. 

No specific time frame can be given for introduction of the New Health Insurance Scheme

No specific time frame can be given for introduction of New Health Insurance Scheme for CG Employees and Pensioners... Central Government has a proposal to introduce a new Health Insurance Scheme for the CGHS beneficiaries, is there any time frame to implement the scheme to Central Government employees and Pensioners..? The below answer was given by the Minister of Health and Family Welfare Shri.Ghulam Nabi Azad to the question above mentioned in the Lok Sabha as follows...

Indian Railways New Fare List 2013 : Revision in Passenger Fares w.e.f. 22.01.2013

Railway Board Commercial Circular : "In the case of tickets already issued at pre-revised rates, it should be ensured that the difference in fares and other charges on or after 22.01.2013 will be recovered either by TTEs on the trains or by the Booking/Reservation Offices before the commencement of journey by passengers". GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD) COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 6 OF 2013 No.TCII/2910/2012. The General Managers (Comml.), All Zonal Railways. New Delhi, dated II .01. 2013. Sub : Revision in Passenger Fares w.e.f. 22.01.2013. Ministry of Railways have decided to revise Passenger Fares w.e.f. 22.01.2013. Details of the fare revision are as under :-

Revised list of Kow your customer (KYC) documents required fer both entry and exit under National Pension System (NPS)

Circular PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PFRDA/2O13/1 /PDEX/25  Date: 11/01/2013 To, All POPs/Aggregators/CRA/Others Subct: Revised list of Kow your customer (KYC) documents required fer both entry and exit under National Pension System (NPS). Attention of all stakeholders is invited to the illustrative list of documents acceptable as proof of identity and address in terms of the KYC requirements and as provided in the offer document of National Pension System.

Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment — regarding

F.No.14014/02/2012-Estt. (D)  Government of India  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions  (Department of Personnel & Training) North Block,  New Delhi  Dated the 16th  January, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM  Subject:-   Consolidated Instructions on compassionate appointment  — regarding.  The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's O.M. No.14014/6/94-Estt(D) dated 09.10.1998 vide which Scheme for "Compassionate Appointment under Central Government" was issued. Subsequently a number of instructions on compassionate appointments under the Central Government have been issued. 

Streamlining the procedure for collecting on-line data/information — Notice of the meeting

No.43011/297/2010-Estt.(Res.)  Government of India  Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions  Department of Personnel and Training  *****  North Block, New Delhi  Dated 11th  January, 2013  OFFICE MEMORANDUM  Subject: Streamlining the procedure for collecting on-line data / information  - Notice of the meeting .  This Department had been collecting annual data about representation of SCs, STs, OBCs and Persons with Disabilities in Central Government Services as on 1st  January of each year. Vide Office Memoranda of even number dated 15th  October, 2012 and 5th  November, 2012 all the Ministries/Departments were apprised that the government has decided to collect the aforesaid data 'on line'. For the purpose, URL www.rrcps.nic.in  was created and every Ministry/Department was given a user name and the login password to the URL and it was requested that the data of representation of SCs, STs and OBCs and Persons with Disabilities as on 1st

Holiday Homes Online Booking : Acceptance and depositing of Bank Draft/Pay Order in the Government account on account of booking charges of holiday homes by different Booking Authorities

File No. D-11028/23/82-Regions (Vol.II) Government of India Ministry of Urban Development Directorate of Estates Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi Dated 17-01-2013 Office Memorandum Subject: Acceptance and depositing of Bank Draft/Pay Order in the Government account on account of booking charges of holiday homes by different Booking Authorities. Booking of rooms/suits of holiday home at Shimla, Agra, etc.is made by different booking authorities (i.e. EM, Kolkata’ AEM’ Chennai and AEM, Nagpur) but demand draft/pay order is received in the name of Assistant Estate Manager, Shimla or Assistant Director of Estates (Cash), New Delhi as the case may be. After confirmation of booking of holiday home, the demand draft/pay order received by the aforesaid booking authorities is then sent to AEM, Shimla or Assistant Director of Estates (Regions), New Delhi for deposit in the Government account. Such practice takes considerable time in actual realisation of revenue to the Governm

45th Session of the Standing Labour Committee - Agenda Points for the 45th Indian Labour Conference

45th Session of the Standing Labour Committee  Finalizes Agenda for the 45th Indian Labour Conference             ‘Rapid economic growth’ coupled with ‘Safeguarding the rights of the workers’ will lay the foundation of our country’s development in a sustained manner. Shri Mallikarjun Kharge, Minister of Labour and Employment, emphasized this while delivering his presidential address at the 45thsession of Standing Labour Committee here today at Vigyan Bhawan. He laid stress on the proactive measures to improve the situation of the workers in general and those of the vulnerable sections of the society in particular. According to him the concept of ‘Dignity of human labour’ and ‘Safeguarding the interest of our work-force’ should be the cornerstone of all our policies. He stated that active labour market policies and speedy Social Security coverage are the two basic requirements of our present day society. Shri Kharge said that one of the contemporary challenges is employment gen

Minimum guaranteed pension to pre-2006 Commissioned Officers pensioners/family pensioners

No.1(11)/2012-D(Pen/Policy) Government of India Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare New Delhi, Dated 17th January 2013 To The Chief of the Army Staff The Chief of the Naval Staff The Chief of the Air Staff SUBJECT: Implementation of the Government decision on the recommendations of Committee on the issues related to Defence Service Personnel and Ex-Servicemen. 2012 - Minimum guaranteed pension to pre-2006 Commissioned Officers pensioners/family pensioners.

Pre 2006 Pensioners : Benefits of 6th CPC to pre 2006 Pensioners - reg.

Pre 2006 Pensioners : Benefits of 6th CPC to Pre 2006 Pensioners - reg. Whether the Central Government employees, who retired before 2006 have been deprived off the benefits of Sixth Pay Commission as recommended by the Central Pay Commission..? The Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy answered in the Parliament to the question above quoted on 19th December 2012 as follows...

Retirement age of Central Government Employees

Retirement age of Central Government Employees Whether the Government proposes to increase the age of retirement of Government employees from 60 to 65..? and Whether various Departments of the Government has fixed different age limits for the purpose of retirement..? The Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha on 5th December 2012 as follows...

Prescribed period of Ad-hoc service in Central Government...

Prescribed period of Ad-hoc service in Central Government Services… The period prescribed for ad hoc service under the Central Government and rules laid down for making ad hoc service permanent… The total period for which the appointment/promotion may be made, on adhoc basis, is limited to one year. In case there are compulsions for extending any adhoc appointment/promotion beyond one year, the approval of the Department of Personnel & Training has to be sought. Also, the Department of Personnel & Training has delegated powers to the administrative Ministries/Departments for appointing the officials of Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts on ad-hoc basis upto a period of three years, in consideration of exigency of work.

Payment of IDA at revised rates to CPSE employees regarding

Revision of IDA rate w.e.f. 1.1.2013: BSNL has endorsed DPE orders for IDA increase by 4.2% from 67.3% to 71.5% w.e.f.1.1.2013 F.No.2(70)/2008-DPE(WC)-GL-II/2013 Government of India Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Department of Public Enterprises Public Enterprises Bhawan Block 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003 Dated: 08 January, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:- Board level and below Board level puts including non-unionised supervisors in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs)- Revision of scales of pay w.e.f. 01.01.2007 - Payment of IDA at revised rates-regarding. In modification of this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 05.10.2012, the rate of DA payable to the executives and non-jnionized supervisors of CPSEs (2007 pay revision) may be as follows:

KVS Orders 2013 : Duties and Responsibilities of LDC and UDC in KV Schools...

Distribution of work among various non—teaching posts Kendriya Vidyalayas - regarding . KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN Date : 15.01.2013 F.11029-21/2012-KVSHQ (Admn.-I) The Deputy Commissioner Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan All Regional Offices SUB: Distribution of work among various non—teaching posts Kendriya Vidyalayas - regarding. Sir/Madam, In pursuance of the decision taken in the JCM meeting held on 25.07.2012 a committee was constituted for the purpose of study of the work distribution among various non-teaching posts in Kendriya Vidyalayas. Accordingly based on the recommendations of the committee the competent authority, KVS has decided to distribute the work among various non-teaching posts such as Section Officer / Assistant / UDC / LDC / Sub-staff with immediate effect. The post-wise details are given in Annexure-I. You are, therefore, requested to distribute the same among all Kendriya Vidyalayas put under your administrative jurisdiction f

CONFEDERATION NEWS - CHARTER OF DEMANDS FOR TWO DAYS STRIKE

CONFEDERATION NEWS - CHARTER OF DEMANDS FOR TWO DAYS STRIKE Confederation publishes the charter of demands for two days strike on 20th and 21st Feb, 2013... The Charter of Demands for the Two Days Strike contains two Parts. The First Part viz., the Part-I contains common issues of Indian Working Class and the Part-II contains the specific issues of Central Government Employees on which we have conducted the recent token strike on 12.12.12. Both Part-I and Part-II are reproduced below :

Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) for the Railway Employees

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA  MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS  (RAILWAY BOARD) S.No. PC-VI/309 No. PC-V/2004/ACP/1 RBE No.01/2013 New Delhi, dated 14.01.2013 The General Managers, All Indian Railways & Production Units (As per mailing list) Subject-  Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACPS) for the Railway Employees -regarding. Please refer to Board’s letter No. PC.V/99/I/1/1, dated 01-10-1999 on the above subject. Para-8 of the Annexure-1 of Board’s above cited letter dt. 01-10-1999 provided as under.  “8. The financial upgradation under the ACP Scheme shall be purely personal to the employee and shall have no relevance to his/her seniority position. As such, there shall be no additional financial upgradation for the senior employee on the ground that the junior employee in the grade has got higher pay-scale under the ACP Scheme." 2. The ACP Scheme was applicable upto 31-08-2008 and was replaced by the Modified Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) with effect from 0

Chennai (Ph-II) Housing Scheme: Detailed discussions points with the beneficiaries

Chennai (Ph-II) Housing Scheme: Detailed discussions points with the beneficiaries Chennai (Ph-II) Housing Scheme: Minutes of Meeting Minutes  of  meeting  held  on  04  Jan  2013  with  the  beneficiaries  of  Chennai  (Ph  II)  chaired  by  Shri M.Narayanan,  Director  (Tech).  Also  present  was  Sh  Gagan  Gupta,  AD(T),  CGEWHO.  The  following  points were  discussed  :

Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates

Action against Government Servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates. No.36011/1/2012-Estt. (Res.) Government of India Department of Personnel and Training Establishment  (Reservation) Section North Block, New Delhi-110001 Dated the 10th January, 2013. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub:- Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates. The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s OM No.11012/7/91-Estt.(A) dated 19.5.1993 which provides as under:-

Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage - Eligibility for two family pensions clarification regarding

No.1/33/2012-P&PW(E) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi Dated: 16th January, 2013 Office Memorandum Sub: (i) Eligibility of disabled children for family pension after marriage and        (ii) Eligibility for two family pensions clarification regarding. The undersigned is directed to state that the Government has decided to allow continuance of family pension to mentally / physically disabled children who drew, are drawing or may draw family pension even after their marriage. Further, the Government has also decided to allow two family pensions where the pensioner drew, is drawing or may draw two pensions for military and / or civil employments.

Guidelines & Ceiling Rates for Liver Transplant Surgery in respect of CGHS / CS(MA) beneficiaries

F.No.S-14025/3/2010-MS/CGHS (P) Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi Dated the 16th January, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject :- Guidelines & Ceiling Rates for Liver Transplant Surgery in respect of CGHS / CS(MA) beneficiaries With reference to the above mentioned matter the undersigned is directed to state that the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been receiving requests from the Central Government employees and pensioners covered under CGHS / CS(MA) Rules, 1944 seeking approvals for Liver Transplantation surgery in respect of themselves and their eligible family members under CGHS / CS(MA) Rules. The Ministry has been examining these proposals on case to case basis for allowing the medical treatment to the beneficiaries on merits. In view of the increasing number of cases, the matter has been reviewed by this Ministry and it has now been decided to issue

CGHS Orders 2013 : Regarding tests/investigations at private hospitals / diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres empanelled under CGHS.

CGHS Orders 2013 : Regarding tests/investigations at private hospitals / diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres empanelled under CGHS. (   Office Memorandum of even no. dated 1st January, 2013 ) S-11045/40 /2012/CGHS/HEC/CGHS (P) Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi Dated the 15th January, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Regarding tests/investigations at private hospitals / diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres empanelled under CGHS . The undersigned is directed to refer to the Office Memorandum of even no. dated 1st January, 2013 on the above subject and to further lay down the procedure for getting the diagnostic tests / investigations carried out at the CGHS empanelled private hospitals / diagnostic laboratories / imaging centres on a valid prescription issued by a CGHS Medical Officer / Government Specialist, without a referral / permission letter from the De

MACP Scheme for Railway Servants – Treatment of employees selected under LDCE/ GDCE Scheme – Clarification reg.

AIRF is a largest Trade Union in Indian Railway, General Secretary of AIRF writes a letter to the Secretary of Railway Board regarding that extending the benefit of financial upgradation under MACP Scheme to the candidates selected through LDCE / GDCE. The text of the letter is reproduced and given below for your information... MACP Scheme for Railway Servants – Treatment of employees selected under LDCE/ GDCE Scheme – Clarification reg.

Stepping up of pay of senior employees on par with junior in financial upgradation under ACP / MACPS

AIRF once again writes to Railway Board as a reminder to issue clarifications on stepping up of pay of senior employees on par with junior in financial upgradation under ACP/MACPS. The letter is given below for your ready reference... Stepping up of pay of senior employees on par with junior in financial upgradation under ACP / MACPS and other clarifications issued by the DoP&T on ACP/MACPS

Grant of Child Care Leave to Widower Male Employees...

Railway Board has replied to the General Secretary of AIRF, 'There is no provision for granting Child Care Leave to male employees at this moment, however your suggestion has been noted. Any change in the position when ever occurred will be publicized widely'. Reply of Railway Board on the reference of AIRF regarding CCL to widower Male employees of Indian Railways.

A brief note of the Ministry of DOPT on New Pension Scheme - Retirement Benefits

A brief note of the Ministry of DOPT on New Pension Scheme - Retirement Benefits The below questions raised by the Hon'ble Member of Parliament Shri.Aswamedh Devi in the Lok Sabha and the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Ministers Office Shri. V. NARAYANASAMY answered to the question below quoted on 05.12.2012 in the written form as follows...

Amendment in Pension Rules : Central Civil Services (pension) Second Amendment Rules, 2012

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS (Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare) New Delhi, the 27th December, 2012 NOTIFICATION GS.R. 938(E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President here by makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (pension) Rules, 1972, namely:-

CGEGIS Table 2013 : CGEGIS Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 1.1.2013 to 31.12.2013

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