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MACP on Hierarchy: Supreme Court dismissed the Govt. petitions against HC Decision

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MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA

Dear Comrade,
The Principal CAT [OA 904/2012 dt. 26-11-2012], Delhi and the Punjab & Haryana High Court [CWP No. 19387 of 2011 (O&M) Date of Decision: 19.10.2011] have held that MACP is to be granted on promotional hierarchy and not on next higher Grade Pay as per the 6th Pay Commission Recommendation.  The SLP filed by Union of India against the P&H decision was dismissed by the Supreme Court [CC 7467/2013].
Yours Comradely, Manoj Kumar Sharma Secretary General Ministerial Staff Association C/o-Northern Printing Group Survey of India Dehradun:- 248001

Promotion Order: Group “D” to L.D.C. (under 5% quota)

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Promotion Order vide SG’s No. C-6342/1979-L.D.C.(1)(5% quota) dated 06-09-2013

Sl. No.Name
S/ShriPresent PostingNew Posting1.M Venkataiah, TL (SS) (SC)SPG, Hyd.GIS & RS, Hyderabad2.Khem Lal Ram, Kh (SC)Jharkhand GDC, RanchiJharkhand GDC, Ranchi3.Durga Prasad, GuardNGDC, Dehra DunUttarakhand & West UP GDC, Dehra Dun

Promotion Order: Assistant to Office Supdt.

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Promotion Order vide SG’s No. C-6388/1354(O.S./S.G.O.) dated 06-09-2013

Sl. No.NamePresent PostingNew PostingDate of Eligibility1.Km. N P TripathyOrissa GDC, Bhubaneshwarwill be intimated later08-02-20142.Shri J P Meena (ST)Rajasthan GDC, JaipurG&RB, Dehra Dun--3.Shri S.C. DinakarKarnataka GDC, Bangalorewill be intimated later08-02-20144.Smt. Bibimani DeviOrissa GDC, Bhubaneshwarwill be intimated later09-11-2013

Promotion Order: LDC to UDC (DPC)

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Promotion Order vide SG’s No. C-6359/1979 dated 06-09-2013

Sl. No.NamePresent PostingNew Posting1.Smt. Ganga DeviG&RB, Dehra DunUK & West UPGDC, Dehra Dun2.Smt. Usha Sharma UK & West UPGDC, Dehra DunG&RB, Dehra Dun3.Shri Vipul SharmaMA & DC, Dehra DunSGO, Dehra Dun4.Shri Munideo Ram (SC)MP GDC, JabalpurMP GDC, Jabalpur

Promotion Order: UDC to Assistant

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Promotion Order vide SG’s No. C-4225/1354(Assistant/HC) dated 06-09-2013

Sl. No.NamePresent PostingNew PostingDate of Eligibility1.Shri Roop Narain Meena (ST)Rajasthan GDC, JaipurGujarat, Daman & Diu GDC, Gandhinagar--2.Km. A Nirmala VinodhiniKarnataka GDC, Bangalorewill be intimated later01-03-20143.Shri Trailokya Das (SC)Orissa GDC, Bhubaneshwarwill be intimated later23-11-20134.Smt. Sakuntala SahooOrrissa GDC, Bhubaneshwarwill be intimated later29-05-2014

Air Travel on Tours & LTC: Inclusion of IRCTC as an authorized for the purpose of booking air tickets on Government account

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Finmin Orders: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours / Leave Travel Concession (LTC) – reg.

No.19024/1/2012-E.IV Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure North Block. New Delhi Dated the 9th July, 2013
Office Memorandum Subject: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours / Leave Travel Concession (LTC) – reg. Reference is invited to instructions issued by the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance from time-to-time regarding the procedure for booking of air tickets on Government account. As per existing procedure Government officials/offices can book the air tickets directly from Airlines (at Booking counters / Website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of authorized agents. viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL) and M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) [Department of Expenditure OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16/09/2010 refers]. Air tickets for travel on LTC, to a limited extent, can also be get booked through Indi…

Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005: Frequently Asked Question

Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005 Frequently Asked Question
1. When did the Right to Information Act, 2005 come into force?
The Right to Information Act came into force fully on the 12th October, 2005 (120th day of its enactment i.e., 15th June, 2005). Some provisions came into force with immediate effect viz. obligations of public authorities [Section 4(1)], designation of Public Information Officers and Assistant Public Information Officers [Sections 5(1) and  5(2)], constitution of Central Information Commission [Sections12 and 13], constitution of State Information Commission [Sections 15 and 16], non-applicability of the Act to Intelligence and Security Organizations [Section 24] and power to make rules to carry out the provisions of the Act [Sections 27 and 28].
2. Who is covered under the Right to Information Act, 2005?
The Act extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir [Section 1].
3.Are "file notings' included in the definition of Information?

Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants — clarification regarding: DoPPW Order

Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants — clarification regarding: DoPPW Order No.20/1611998-P&PW (F) Government of India Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare 3'd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi-110 003 Dated the 11th July, 2013. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants — clarification regarding.The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated the 19th February 2013 on the above cited subject and to say that this Department is still receiving representations from individuals and Pensioners Associations that Government Departments have been withholding 10% of the amount of gratuity from retirees even when they had not been provided any Government accommodation. This is in contravention of existing instructions.

Payment of arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made

No. 1122/2012-P&PW (E) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare 3n1Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi Dated: 10th July, 2013 Office Memorandum
Sub: (i)Payment of arrears of pension in cases where valid nomination has not been made under the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983;(ii)payment of arrears of family pension — reg.Attention is invited to the Payment of Arrears of Pension (Nomination) Rules, 1983 which provide that after the death of the pensioner, all moneys payable to the pensioner on account of pension will be paid to the nominee of the deceased pensioner. In the absence of any nomination made by the pensioner, the arrears of his/her pension are paid to the legal heir as per the procedure indicated in para 4 of part A of annexure to Ministry of Finance OM No. 1(3)-E.V/83, dated 11.10.1983. However, dependants of some pensioners expressed difficulties in obtaining the legal…

Home Town LTC to employees whose headquarter and home town and within the same district

"Home Town LTC may be admitted to employees whose HQr’s and Home Town are within the same district provided they do not come within the purview of same station as has been defined under SR 116 of FRSR Part-II TA Rules."
Controller General of Defence Accounts Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010 CIRCULAR No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC
Dated: 28/05/2013 To
All PCsDA/CsDA/IFA's
PCof A(Fys) Kolkata
(Through CGDA Mail server)

Subject :  Home Town LTC to employees whose headquarter and home town and within the same district.

The matter regarding admittance of Home Town LTC to employees whose headquarters and home town within the same district, are under examination at HQr’s office.

2. After taking into consideration of views and opinion of different Controllers, the matter has been examined at this HQr’s office and the undersigned has been directed to inform Home Town LTC may be admitted to employees whose HQr’s and Home Town are within the same district provided they do not come withi…

Cong-backed railway union threatens indefinite stir over pending demands

Cong-backed railway union threatens indefinite stir over pending demands
TOI | Jul 9, 2013, 05.52 AM IST

NEW DELHI: Congress-backed railway union has threatened a nation-wide indefinite strike in October if their long-pending demands relating to pay and perquisites are not met.
The strike call came from National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), associated with Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) after similar threat from other rail employees unions, including All-India Railwaymen Federation.
The strike would be in support of demands, including better pay packages for track men, cadre restructuring, and clearance of arrears and scrapping of the new pension scheme that the Federation has been making since last year. "After discussion, it was decided to give four months time to the Government to announce appointment of 7th Pay Commission and settle pending issues through negotiated settlement, failing which the NFIR would take steps for launching indefinite strike on I…

Empanel one hospital in each district for retired employees: Human Rights directive to CGHS

Rights panel directive to CGHS
By Express News Service - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM 08th July 2013

The State Human Rights Commission has directed the Director of Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) to include one hospital in each district in the panel of the scheme to enable all the retired employees to get the benefits of the government’s health insurance scheme.
He also directed the Director and the Central Secretary to submit the report in this regard on August 7. The direction was following a complaint filed by Leela George, a retired central government employee.
There is only one hospital in the state empanelled in the health insurance scheme, which is in the capital city. There are only three consulting centres under the scheme which are also situated here. This makes it difficult for the pensioners residing in other districts to avail the benefits of the scheme.

Gazette Notification of Amendment in retention period of residence in case of retirement or terminal leave

Gazette Notification of Amendment in retention period of residence in case of retirement or terminal leave

MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT (Directorate of Estates)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi. the 19th June, 2013
G.S.R. 444(E). - In pursuance of provision of rule 45 of the Fundamental Rules, the President makes the following rules further to amend the Allotment of Government Residence (General Pool in Delhi) Rules,1963, namely :-
1. Short Title & Commencement :
(1) These rules may he called the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Amendment, Rules. 2013. (2) They shall be deemed to have come into force 23rd April, 2013.

Master Circular- Disbursement of Pension by Agency Banks

Master Circular- Disbursement of Pension by Agency Banks
Payment of Pension to Government Pensioners under the various schemes through agency banks Introduction
The payment of pension to retired Government employees is governed by the relevant Schemes prepared by concerned Ministries/Departments with the approval of Controller General of Accounts, Ministry of Finance, Government of India or by State Governments and involves payment of basic pension, increased Dearness Relief and other benefits as and when announced by the Governments. Various circulars issued in this connection are summarized hereunder for information.
2. Payment of Pension to Central Government Pensioners through Public Sector Banks - Steps taken by Government to minimize delay in payment of Dearness Relief (DR) to Pensioners - Discontinuation of forwarding Government Orders in respect of DR etc. through Reserve Bank of India. (Ref: DGBA. GAD. No. H-506/45.01.001/2002-03 dated April 12, 2003)

Simplification of pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent patients

No. 1127/2011-P&PW (E) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Marke, New Delhi Dated: 1st July, 2013. OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub: Simplification of pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent patients - instructions regarding. This Department’s O.M. No.1/19/11-P&PW (E), dated 3.8.2011, O.M. No.1/6/2008-P&PW (E), dated 22.6.2010 and O.M. No.1/21/91-P&PW (E), dated 20.1.93 refer.
The undersigned is directed to state that a number of representations are being received in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare about the difficulties being faced in getting the revised Pension Payment Orders (PPOs) issued for old parents and disabled children/siblings after the death of the pensioner family pensioner.

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners etc. as per O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 issued by DPPW of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

No.CPAO/CO-ORD/REVISION OF PENSION /2012-13/890 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE TRIKOOT-II, BHIKA.II CAMA PLACE, NEW DELHI-110066 Dated: 25/06/2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub: Implementation of Government's decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission — Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners etc. as per O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 issued by DPPW of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.In pursuance of Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 regarding stepping up the pension of the pensioners of pre-2006 up to 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired (effective date of payment of enhanced pension/family pension is 24/09/2012), an exercise was con…

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90% DA from July, 2013 may be announced in view of May, 2013 AICPIN

According to the press release, the All-India CPI-IW for May, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 228 two hundred and twenty eight) and expected Dearness Allowance due from July, 2013 is unchanged in respect of previous month expectation of 90% means 10% increase in present DA.  Now picture of expected DA, which is based on a standard calculation is confirmed now. An impossible increase of 9 points in AICPIN of June, 2013 will change the expectation from 90% to 91%.  See following table:-
Expect-ationIncrease/ Decrease IndexMonthBase Year 2001 = 100Total of 12 MonthsTwelve monthly Average% increase over 115.76 for   DADA announced or will be announced1Nov-122182490207.5079.25%80%1Dec-122192512209.3380.83%
2Jan-132212535211.2582.49%82%2Feb-132232559213.2584.22%84%

Furnishing of information regarding transfer, retirement, voluntary retirement, resignation, missing, long leave (with medical certificate and without medical certificate) and death of Government officials, who have been allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and disciplinary action taken against the delinquent allottees of GPRA to the Directorate of Estates

No.12035/3/2002-Pol.II Government of India Ministry of Urban Development Directorate of Estates Policy-II Section Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi - 110 108. Dated the 25th June, 2013 Office Memorandum Subject : Furnishing of information regarding transfer, retirement, voluntary retirement, resignation, missing, long leave (with medical certificate and without medical certificate) and death of Government officials, who have been allottees of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) and disciplinary action taken against the delinquent allottees of GPRA to the Directorate of Estates.

Guidelines regarding grant of vigilance clearance to members of the Central Civil Services/Central Civil Posts.

No. 11012/11/2007-Estt.A Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training North Block, New Delhi Dated: 21st June 2013 Office Memorandum
Subject : Guidelines regarding grant of vigilance clearance to members of the Central Civil Services/Central Civil Posts.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 14.12.2007 on the above subject and to say that it has been decided to modify Para 2(c) thereof as under:
"(c) Vigilance clearance shall not be withheld unless

Grant of family pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing — consolidated instructions: Pensioner Portal Order

F.No.1/17/2011-P&PW (E) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi Dated: 24th/25th June, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub: Grant of family pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing — consolidated instructions - regarding.The provisions regarding grant of gratuity and family pension to the members of families of the deceased Government servants/pensioners who were appointed on or before 31st December, 2003 and who are/were born on pensionable establishments are contained in Rules 50-54 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. The instructions regarding grant of family pension and gratuity under these rules to the eligible member of the family of an employee reported missing had been issued vide this Department's earlier office memorandum No. 1/17/86-P&PW, dated 29' August, 1986. Clarif…

Air India LTC-80 Fares updated as on 10-06-2013

Air india Domestic Fares  (Apex & Instant Purchase Fares)

TABLE IV‐ LTC Fares updated as on 10-06-2013

TABLE IV- LTC Fares


S No SECTOR & V.V HLTC
(Economy
Class)

DLTC
(Executive
Class)

Airline Fuel Base Fare Base Fare Charge 1Agartala Guwahati 4831 10140 1850 2Agartala Kolkata 3891 8506 1850 3Agartala Silchar 4401 1850 4Agatti Bengaluru 10691 1850

Promotion cannot be withheld because of the mere pendency of investigation: CAT Order

Promotion cannot be withheld because of the mere pendency of investigation, rules CAT: The Hindu

The Central Administrative Tribunal, Madras Bench, has ruled that promotion cannot be withheld because of the mere pendency of investigation and directed the Defence Ministry to promote an Indian Ordnance Factories Service (IOFS) officer within 45 days.
Disposing of an application filed by M. Ravi, a 1975 batch officer, the Bench, comprising members B. Venkateswara Rao and Naresh Gupta, held that the defence authorities had erred in withholding his promotion without valid reason. The Bench also said, “No charge sheet has been issued to the applicant. The promotion was withheld merely on the ground of pendency of criminal investigation by the CBI.”
Mr. Ravi is presently working as Senior Deputy Director of General, Armoured Vehicles Factory, Avadi.
He contended that he served in various capacities in other factories. The Departmental Promotion Committee (DPC) convened in January 2012 and 2013 r…

Amendment in retention period of residence in case of retirement or terminal leave

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA] EXTRA ORDINARY PART II SECTION-3, SUB-SECTION (i) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES Nirman Bhawan. New Delhi — 110 108. 19th June, 2013.
NOTIFICATION
G.S.R.    In pursuance of provisions of rule 45 of the Fundamental Rules, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Rules 1963. namely :-
I . Short Title & Commencement:
(1) These rules may be called the Allotment of Government Residences (General Pool in Delhi) Amendment Rules. 2013.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force on 23rd April, 2013.

Facilities granted to the office bearers of recognized unions for retention/posting in Association of Central Govt. Employee headquarter- regarding.

No. 6/1/2013-EC.I Government of India Ministry of Urban Development Director General, CPWD Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi Dated 20th June, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM DG/ESTT/ 05/2013 Subject: Facilities granted to the office bearers of recognized unions for retention/posting in Association of Central Govt. Employee headquarter- regarding. The undersigned is directed to refer to the Govt. of India, Ministry of Home Affairs O.M. No.23/3/69-Estt(B) dated 8-4-1969 (copy enclosed), on the above mentioned subject and to say that only Chief Executive as defined in the Constitution of the Association OR the General Secretary can be brought on transfer to the Headquarter.
2. In view of above, it is clarified that only Chief Executive or the General Secretary of the Association will be retained at Headquarter or brought to the Headquarter on demand of the Association.

Provision of self-certification of documents like marksheet, birth certificate etc

No.K-11022/67/2012-AR Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances Sardar Patel Bhavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001. Dated the 10th May, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Self-certificationThe Second Administrative Reforms Commission in its 12th Report titled "Citizen Centric Administration - The Heart of Governance", has recommended, adoption of self-certification provision for simplifying procedures. (www:darpg.gov.in)
2. Taking a cue from this some Ministries/State Governments have adopted the provision of self-certification of documents like marksheet, birth certificate etc. by the applicants/stakeholders instead of asking for an attested copy of the documents by a Gazetted Officer or filing of affidavits. Under the self attestation method, the original documents are required,to be produced at the final stage.

Recommendations of 6th CPC in para 6.1.13 regarding lateral entry against identified SAG/HAG posts requiring technical/ Specialized knowledge.

No. AB.14017/34/2008-Estt. (RR) (Pt.) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training New Delhi, the 17th June, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Recommendations of 6th CPC in para 6.1.13 regarding lateral entry against identified SAG/HAG posts requiring technical/ Specialized knowledge. The Sixth Central Pay Commission (6th CPC) have inter alia recommended in para 6.1.13 of its Report that some of the SAG and HAG posts in Government requiring technical or specialized knowledge and which are not encadred in any of the Service be identified and filled by suitable officers within the Government as well as by the outsiders.

Train Tickets Refund Rule with effect from 01.07.2013

Refund Rule with effect from 1.7.2013.

. 1. Definitions. - In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires -

(a) "clerkage" means a charge levied by a railway administration for the clerical work rendered by it in the refund of fares;

(b) "destination station" means the station for which the ticket has been issued;

(c) "RAC ticket" means a ticket on which a seat has been reserved against requisition for a berth and a berth may be subsequently provided against cancellation, if any;

(d) "fare" includes basic fare, supplementary charge on superfast trains and reservation fee;

(e) "reserved ticket" means a journey ticket on which a berth or seat has been reserved;

(f) "reservation fee" means the charge, in addition to the fare, levied by the Railway administration for the reservation of a berth or seat;

Seventh Pay Commission: Joint Meeting of AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation on 29.6.2013

SETTING UP OF 7TH PAY COMMISSION & OTHER DEMANDS JOINT MEETING OF AIRF, AIDEF & CONFEDERATION ON 29TH JUNE 2013 AT DELHI
A joint meeting of the leaders of Railway (AIRF), Defence (AIDEF) and Confederation of Central Government Employees & workers will be held at New Delhi on 29th June 2013 for deciding future course of joint action. The meeting earlier scheduled to be held on 15th June 2013 is postponed to 29th June 2013.
CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT ON 22.07.2013
The National Secretariat of the Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at NFPE office New Delhi on 22nd July 2013. For details please see Notice with agenda published in website. All National Secretariat members are requested to attend the meeting.

Misuse of Powers & Position and also making unnecessary harassment to the employees by Dr. M. Stalin, Director Bihar GDC – All association letter to SG

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SURVEYORS' ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA, CHQ: DEHRADUNC/o GISTC„ 6 Block, Hathibarkala Estate, Derhadun MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA, CHQ: DEHRADUNC/o NPG (Budget Section), Survey of India, Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun CLASS III SERVICE ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA, CHQ: DEHRADUNC/o NPG (FILO), Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun TOPOGRAPHICAL STAFF ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA,CHQ:DERHADUN UK&WUP GDC, 17 EC Road, Dehradun. DRAUGHTSMEN'S (C) ASSOCIATION, SURVEY OF INDIA,CHQ:DERHADUNC/o11/1A&DC (B&P) Directorate, Hathibarkala Estate, Delzruchin SURVEY OF INDIA KARAMCHARI CLASS IV UNION, CHQ: DEHRADUNC/o NPG (Adin. Section , Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun Dated 10-6-2013 To
The Surveyor General of India, Dehradun.

SUB: MISUSE OF POWERS & POSITION AND ALSO MAKING UNNECESSARY HARASSMENT TO THE EMPLOYEES BY Dr. M. STALIN DIRECTOR BIHAR GDC. SURVEY OF INDIA, PATNA — YOUR INTERVENTION REGARDING.
REF: i) Joint letter dated 8-2-2012 by all the CHQ Associations/ …

No plan to increase central govt employees’ retirement age

New Delhi: Central government employees are in for a disappointment as the Centre is at present not considering any move to raise the retirement age to 62 years.
A senior official in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, which acts as nodal department for personnel matters, said there was no such proposal to increase the age for superannuation of government employees.
"There is no proposal to increase the retirement age to 62 from 60 years. The Ministry is not working on any such proposal," the official said.

Recent media reports claimed that the Ministry has written to Prime Minister's Office for raising the retirement age and sought the Union Cabinet's nod for the purpose.
There are about 50 lakh central government employees working in various departments across the country.

Appointment of new Trustee Bank (TB) under National Pension System (NPS) – Remittance to Bank of India till 30th June

1(7)(2)/2000/TA/Pt.file/325 MINISTRY OF OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS 7m FLOOR, LOK NAYAK BHAWAN NEW DELHI Dated: 12.06.2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub: Appointment of new Trustee Bank (TB) under National Pension System (NPS)
Reference is invited to Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Circulars issued under Letter Nos. PFRDA/2013/10/CRTB /1 dt. 30.04.2013 86 31.05.2013 (copies enclosed) regarding appointment of Axis Bank as a new Trustee Bank in place of Bank of India (the current Trustee Bank) for National Pension System (NPS) with effect from 1st July 2013.

Minutes of the meeting held on 28.5.2013 with the representatives of Staff Side, National Council (JCM) on pensionary matters.

F. No. 42/7/2013-P&PW(G) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003 Dated :12thJune, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Minutes of the meeting held on 28.5.2013 with the representatives of Staff Side, National Council (JCM) on pensionary matters.The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith a copy of minutes of the meeting held on 28.5.2013 with the representatives of the Staff Side, National Council (JCM) on pensionary matters under thechairmanship of
Secretary (Pension, AR&PG) in room No. 310, Lok Nayak BKhan Market, New Delhi for information/ necessary action,

Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014

F.No.12/5/2013-JCA-2 Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) North Block, New Delhi Dated the 11th June, 2013 Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2014.
It has been decided that the holidays as specified in the Annexure -I to this O.M. will be observed in all the Administrative Offices of the Central Government located at Delhi/New Delhi during the year 2014. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure - II

Software (e-PPO utility) for processing pension cases

Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure Central Pension Accounting Office Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place New Delhi. CPAO/Tech/e-PPO/2013-14/ 57
03.06.2013 Office Memorandum Sub: - Software (e-PPO utility) for processing pension cases.
1.Optimum utilization of manpower with speed and accuracy has been a thrust from the time immemorial. The revolution in Information Technology has made it possible to overcome it to a greater extent. So far, in Central Pension Accounting Office Special Seal Authorities authorizing the banks for making payments of pensions have been generated after feeding the relevant data manually based on special seal authorities received from different Pay & Accounts Officers. On the basis of this feeding data-base of pensioners is updated in Central Pension Accounting Office.

Procurement Procedure: Implementation of Court Order dated 13.4.12, passed by the Hon'ble Delhi High Court in WP(C) No. 2092/2012

No.26/5/2013-PPD Government of India Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure (Procurement Policy Division) North Block, New Delhi Dated 25th April, 2013 Office Memorandum Subject:- Implementation of Court Order dated 13.4.12, passed by the Hon'ble Delhi High Court in WP(C) No. 2092/2012.It has been observed that there are many instances of a tender being rejected or tender documents not being issued and when the party enquires reasons, the same are not- communicated, leading to unnecessary litigation. In such cases the first round of litigation is to find out the reasons and the second round is to challenge the reasons.
2.In this context, the Hon'ble Delhi High Court, in its Final Order in WP(C) No. 2092/2012, has directed that a communication be circulated to all Government Departments to disclose reasons in such cases where enquiries are made by a contracting party, so as to avoid unnecessary litigation.

Revision of rates of damages for unauthorised occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation in metropolitan cities of India.

Government of India Ministry of Urban Development (Directorate of Estates) Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110 108 4th June 2013 No.18011/2/2006-Po1.III
OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject:Revision of rates of damages for unauthorised occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation in metropolitan cities of India.The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorate' O.M of even number dated 6th December 2012 notifying the revised rates of damages to he chargeable from unauthorized occupants of General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) from 1st January 2013. The revised rates were different for Central and Non-Central localities as well as for higher and lower types at the same station. It was also noticed that for some categories, the revised rates were very high, in some cases, even more than the basic pay of the eligible officers. The rates revised vide above said OM have been reviewed on receipt of feed-back from the allottees and it is felt that the concept of Central/Non-Central area at…

Change in the rates of subscription: Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF).

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts Ulan Baku Road, Paiam, Delhi Cantt-110010 No. AT/I/14500/AGIF/Vol-VII
Date: 04.06.2013 Sub: Change in the rates of subscription: Army Group Insurance Fund (AGIF).

Please find enclosed a copy of AGIF letter No. A/56271/R/AG/Ins(Coord), dated 30.05.2013 regarding change in the rates of subscription in respect of Officers/JC0s/ORs of Indian Army for information and
necessary action. The enhanced rate of monthly subscription is to be recovered commencing from pay for Aug 2013 payable on 31.08.2013.

NPS Trust account numbers & contact details of New Trustee Bank

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY PFRDA/2013/12 /CRTB/2 31st May, 2013 To
All Central Government Ministries & State Governments All PrAOs / PAOs / DTAs / DTOs
All POPs / POP-SPs / Aggregators / Corporates All PFMs / ASPs

Dear Sir / Madam,
Subject: NPS Trust account numbers & contact details of New Trustee Bank1, From '1st July, 2013' onwards, all NPS contributions are to be remitted to the designated accounts of Axis Bank. The overall procedure for remittance of funds to the Trustee Bank, the matching & booking of Subscriber Contribution Files (SCF) and the receipt of funds returned from Trustee Bank shall remain unchanged. While remitting the funds electronically to Axis Bank, the accredited banks shall still be required to mention the 26 character string 'PAOFIN <7 digit PAO registration number> <13 digit transaction id>s in the 7002 field for NEFT and 7495 field for RTGS as per the current process. The RTGS remittances should be t…

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Compassionate Appointment

DoP&T's No. 14014/02/2012-Estt.(D) Dated 30th May, 2013
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment 'D' Division Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Compassionate Appointment
S.No.QuestionAnswerIntroduction and Objective 1. Under what provisions of Government, appointments on compassionate grounds are regulated? The appointments on compassionate grounds against a post in Central Government are regulated in terms of the provisions of "Scheme for Compassionate Appointment under Central Government" issued under Department of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 14014/6/1994- Estt(D) dated 09.10.1998, as amended from time to time. All the instructions on compassionate appointments have been consolidated vide O.M. 14014/02/2012-Estt(D) dated 16.01.2013 and are available on the Department's website www.persmin.nic.in(OMs & Orders> Establishment>(A) Administration (Ill) Concessions in Appointments (a) Compassionate Appointments).

Central govt employees’ retirement age to be extended by 2 years to 62: Financial Express

Central govt employees’ retirement age to be extended by 2 years to 62: Financial ExpressThe government is planning to extend the retirement age of all central government employees by two years — from the current 60 to 62 years. Sources said that an in-principle decision has been taken in this regard and the department of personnel and training (DoPT) has begun the work to implement the same. A formal announcement to this effect is expected this year itself.
The last time the government extended the retirement age of central government employees was in 1998. It was also a two-year extension from 58. This was preceded by the implementation of the 5th Pay Commission, which had put severe strain on government’s finances. Subsequently, all state governments followed the Centre’s policy by extending the retirement age by two years. Public sector undertakings followed suit too.
The decision to extend the retirement age is well-timed both politically and economically.
The UPA government reckons…

Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation under SR 317-B-11 and SR 317-B-22 on retirement/transfer/ death of an allottee posted to a non-family station in India

Government of India Ministry of Urban Development DIRECTORATE OT ESTATES Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi-110 108 No.12035/10/2013-Pol. II
MAY 10, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation under SR 317-B-11 and SR 317-B-22 on retirement/transfer/ death of an allottee posted to a non-family station in India.As per the extant provisions, in the event of retirement/transfer/ death of an allottee, the allottee or his/ her family is permitted to retain Government accommodation on payment of normal licence fee for the period permissible under the provisions of SR 317-B-11 and a further retention is also allowed on payment of prescribed. licence fee for the periods permissible under the provisions of SR 317-B-22 provided the accommodation is required for bona-fide use of the allottee or his/her family. However, the extended period of retention under SR 317-B-22 is not allowed in the event of death of an allottee in cases where the deceased allottee or his/her depen…

Meeting with Secretary, Pension: Feedback by Confederation

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS. First Floor, North Avenue Post Office Building New Delhi. 110 001 Dated: 30th May, 2013.
Dear Comrade,

A meeting of the representatives of Staff Side National Council with Secretary, Pension AR & PG on pensionary matters was held on 28.5.2013. Staff Side was represented by S/ Shri S.G. Mishra and Rakhal Das Gupta (AIRF), Guman Singh (NFIR) and K.K.N.kutty and S.K.Vyas (Confederation): Old ItemsThe following issues have been discussed

1.      Ex-gratia Payment to SRPF / CPF beneficiaries who had voluntarily retired or medically invalidated. It has been decided to implement the Kerala High Court judgment in general and extend the benefit of exgratia payment to the meagre number of pre 1986 optees who retired voluntarily or on medical invalidation after rendering 20 years of service. The enabling orders are to be issued shortly.

90% DA from July 2013 confirmed after April, 2013 AICPIN

According the press release the All-India CPI-IW for April, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 226 (two hundred and twenty six).  This two point increase confirmed 10% increase in Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 as already expected on this site click here to see.  Therefore DA from July, 2013 will be 90% and will be announced in September or October in this year.  It is also more clear from following table:-

Expect-
ationIncrease/
Decrease
IndexMonthBase
Year
2001
= 100Total
of 12
MonthsTwelve
monthly
Average% increase
over 115.76
for   DADA
announced
or will be
announced1Nov-122182490207.5079.25%80%1Dec-122192512209.3380.83%2Jan-132212535211.2582.49%82%2Feb-132232559213.2584.22%84%1Mar-132242582215.1785.87%85%

Union government wants retirement age 62

Union government wants retirement age 62: Rediff News

The Union Government is seriously considering raising the retirement age to 62 for Central Government employees. Obviously, if the Congress announces this before the Lok Sabha polls, it could expect a sizeable vote share. North Block, which houses the Union Ministry of Finance would be more than happy to have 62 years as the retirement age because for next two years the pension funds can accumulate. The UPA2 also wants to put the next government in fiscal tight spot, or what is called the War Room effect of the AICC.

Source: www.news.rediff.com
[http://news.rediff.com/commentary/2013/may/27/union-government-wants-retirement-age-62/bb31a983bae7063849ed4600a9e9ffbd]

Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)

1(7)/DCPS(NPS)/2009/TA/A/295 MINISTRY OF FINANCE DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS 7TH FLOOR, LOK NAYAK BHAWAN NEW DELHI
Corrigendum Dated: 27.5.2013 Sub: Additional Relief on death/disability of Government Servants covered by the Defined Contribution Pension System (NPS)
Reference is invited to this office OM No. 1(7)/ DCPS (NPS)/2009/TA/221 dated 02.7.2009 on the above mentioned subject. The existing para No. 3(xix) of the above OM has been substituted by the following:-

Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg

No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Personnel & Training North Block, New Delhi, Dated: the 27th May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg.             The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's office memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 8th September, 1993 which, inter-alia, provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs. 1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the creamy layer and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was .subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 lakh and Rs. 4.5 lakh and accordingly the expression "Rs. 1 lakh&quo…

Grant of Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1 1.2013

F.No.42/13/2012-P&PW(G) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003 Date: 24th May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1 1.2013.In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 25th October, 2012, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2013 to the following :
(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/- p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 166% w.e.f. 1.1.2013.
(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled …

ANOMALIES IN SALARY: Govt. reply in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6815 ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 ANOMALIES IN SALARY6815 . Kunwar REWATI RAMAN SINGH Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether salary anomalies that have arisen on account of the sixth pay commission have not so far been resolved completely; (b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and (c) the steps taken by the Government in this regard?
ANSWER

Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.3.2012 - clarification regarding

संख्या/No. 1/1/2008-IC भारत सरकार/Government of India वित्त मंत्रालय/Ministry of Finance व्यय विभाग/Department of Expenditure North Block, New Delhi Dated the 22nd May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Grant of one increment in pre-revised pay scale - OM dated 19.3.2012 - clarification regarding. The undersigned is directed to invite a reference to this Ministry's Office Memorandum of even no. dated 19.3.2012 which provides that those Central Government employees who were due to get their annual increment between February to June during 2006, may be granted one increment as 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.

Confederation Circular No. 2 about meeting with Secretary (Pension)

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS. Conf/ 2 /2013                                                                                        
Dated: 22nd May,, 2013.
Dear Comrade,

The National Conference of Confederation held at Kolkata from 4th to 6th May, 2013 had directed he Secretariat to pursue the efforts to have a joint platform for struggles along with the Railways and Defence Federations. As a step towards that end, a meeting with the General Secretary of the All India Railway- men Federation has been arranged to take place on 28th inst.  We shall convey to you the outcome of the discussions on 28th.

DEMANDS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES: LOK SABHA Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 6670
ANSWERED ON 08.05.2013 DEMANDS OF GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES6670 . Shri RAKESH SINGH

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:- (a) whether the Government has considered various demands of the Central Government employees and if so, the details thereof; (b) whether the Government has held discussions with the Trade Unions and other organisations before the Nation wide strike; (c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; (d) whether the Government proposes to consider the demands in the interest of employees; and (e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

Merger of 50% DA in Basic Pay: Govt. reply in Rajya Sabha

1.  Unstarred Question: No. 4384 - Dearness Allowance as Dearness Pay GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF  FINANCE RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-4384 ANSWERED ON-07.05.2013 Dearness Allowance as Dearness Pay 4384 .SARDAR BALWINDER SINGH BHUNDAR
(a) whether the earlier Pay Commissions for Central Government Employees had recommended that a certain percentage of Dearness Allowance to be treated as Dearness Pay;
(b) if so, the details thereof; and
(c) by when the salaried class as well as pensioners are likely to be benefited so as to overcome the hardship being faced by them to maintain their day-to-day household expenses?

CGHS , Delhi & NCR: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics) and diagnostic centres on 17th May, 2013

No: S.11045/23/2013-CGHS D.11/HEC/CGHS(P) Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan New Delhi 110108 dated the 17th May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics) and diagnostic centres under CGHS , Delhi & NCR          In continuation of this Ministry's Office Memorandum of even no. dated 30.4.2013 on the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to convey that in addition to the list of the hospitals (including dental clinics), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres already empanelled, the hospitals (including dental clinics), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres as per the list attached have also been empanelled under the continuous empanelment scheme under CGHS in Delhi & NCR. The newly empanelled hospitals (including dental clinics), diagnostic laboratories and Imaging Centres may be treated as included in the e…

Revised Software (e-revision utility) for processing of pre-2006 pension cases in accordance with O.M No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28th January, 2013 issued by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare.

No. CPAO/E-REVISION/PRE-2006/ (25)/2013-14 Central Pension Accounting Office Department of Expenditure Ministry of Finance Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place New Delhi-110066 09.05.2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub: Revised Software (e-revision utility) for processing of pre-2006 pension cases in accordance with O.M No. 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28th January, 2013 issued by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare.In pursuance of Department of Pension and Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions O.M. No.38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.01.2013 regarding stepping up the pension of the pensioners of pre-2006 up to 50% of the sum of minimum of the pay in the pay band and the grade pay corresponding to the pre revised pay scale from which the pensioner had retired (effective date of payment of enhanced pension/family pension is 24/09/2012), necessary changes in e-Revision e-filing utility have been made.

Trade Union Strike on 21st & 22nd Feb impact: Next meeting on 22nd May

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS LOK SABHA UNSTARREDQUESTION NO 6472
ANSWERED ON  07.05.2013 TRADE UNION STRIKE6472 .Shri BHARTRUHARI MAHTAB
SANJAY SHAMRAO DHOTRE
Will the Minister ofHOME AFFAIRSbe pleased to state:-

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN THE 24TH ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HELD AT Kolkata FROM 4th MAY to 6th MAY 2013

RESOLUTIONS ADOPTED IN THE 24TH ALL INDIA CONFERENCE OF CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES HELD AT Kolkata FROM 4th MAY to 6th MAY 2013.
I. Resolutions moved by the Presidium:
Following Resolutions was moved by the Presidium:
Resolution on Food Security – moved by Com. Duraipandyan  Resolution on FDI – moved by Com. Rajagopal  Resolution on Price Rise – moved by Com. Nageswara Rao  Resolution on Natural Resources – moved by Com. M.S. Raja  Resolution on women atrocities – moved by Com. KV Sridharan  Resolution on FDI in Retail – moved by Com. K . Raghvendran  Resolution on Casual Laborers – moved by Com. K.K.N.Kutty  Resolution on GDS – moved by Com. K. Raghvendran  Resolution on uniforms & stitching charges – moved by Com. Raghavendran  Resolution functioning of JCM – moved by Com. Vrighu Battacharjee  Resolution on appointing 7th Central Pay Commission- moved by Com. Jayaraj KV  Resolution on merger of 50% of DA for all Govt. employees – including GDS Staff – moved by …

Frequently Asked Question(FAQ) on Pension, Family Pension related rules for Central Civil Pensioners

1.Which rules Govern Pension?Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules,1972.2.Who is the Pension Sanctioning Authority?The Head of Office in the Ministry/Department/Office where a Government servant last served is the pension sanctioning authority.3.What should a Government servant do to claim his pension?The Head of Office is required to undertake the work of preparation of pension papers in Form No. 7 of Pension Rules two years before the date on which a Government servant is due to retire on superannuation. Eight months prior to the retirement date, a Government servant is required to furnish certain information (e.g. joint photo with spouse, family details, name of the branch of the authorised bank through which he desires to draw his pension etc.) to his Head of Office in the prescribed Form No. 5. After complying with the requirements of CCS Pension Rules 59 & 60, the Head of Office has to forward to the Pay & Accounts Officer Form 5 and Form 7 duly completed with a coverin…

Gratuity Pay under New Pension System

Ministry of Finance 03-May, 2013 Gratuity Pay under New Pension SystemDeath-cum-Retirement Gratuity is paid to Central Government employees under New  Pension System (NPS) as it is paid under the old pension scheme. The monthly annuity under the New Pension System (NPS) is only a replacement of pension on retirement and family pension of death after retirement. The benefits of Death cum Retirement Gratuity (DCRG) and pension/family pension have been provisionally allowed,  vide the Office Memorandum of Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare No. 38/41/06-P & PW(A) dated 5.5.2009 in respect of Central Government servants covered under NPS in cases where a Government Servant is retired on invalidation/disability and in the case of death of a Government servant in service on the same rates as are applicable under the old pension scheme Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. The retirement gratuity is payable to the retiring Government servant. A minimum of 5 years’ qualify…

Impact of Google’s Mapathon on Security

OVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4677
ANSWERED ON  23.04.2013 IMPACT OF MAPATHON ON SECURITY 4677 . Shri R. THAMARAISELVAN
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether it is true that Mapathon 2013 by Google`s map is likely to jeopardize national security;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the reaction of the Government thereto?

ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N. SINGH)

Promotion Order: UDC to Assistant

Order vide SG’s No. सी-3431/1354(सहायक/एच.सी.) dated 29.04.2013Sl. No.NamePresent PostingNew Posting1.Smt. Shakuntala SahooOGDC, BhubaneshwarBihar GDC, Patna2.Shri P. JayashreeKGDC, BangaloreK&L GDC, Trivandrum3.Shri R.S. RawatS(Air) & DGDC, New DelhiG&RB, Dehra Dun4.Shri D. ChatterjeeWB&S GDC, KolkataBihar GDC, Patna5.Shri R.S. KathetSGO, Dehra DunSGO, Dehra Dun6.Shri N.K. NarulaSGO, Dehra DunJ&K GDC, Jammu7.Shri Manohar Lal NautiyalG&RB, Dehra DunJ&K GDC, JammuTo get order’s copy click here

Promotion Order: LDC to UDC – Result of LDCE

Promotion Order vide SG’s No. स्था02-7624/725 ट्रिग एल.डी.सी.ई.(संग्रह 12) dated 23.04.2013Sl. No.NamePresent OfficeNew Office1.Shri Ved Prakash GoutamM P GDC, JabalpurGDD GDC, Gandhi Nagar2.Shri Subhesh KumarJ&K GDC, JammuJ&K GDC, Jammu3.Shri Sooraj R.K&LGDC, ThiruvananthapuramK&L GDC, Thiruvanathapuram4.Shri Robin Kom (ST)M&AP GDC, ShillongTMM GDC, Silchar5.Md. Shabbar Ali TayabCentral Zone, JabalpurK&L GDC, Thiruvananthpuram6.Shri Shailendra KumarM&G GDC, PuneM&G GDC, Pune7.Shri Amit Kumar VermaSGO, Dehra DunSGO, Dehra Dun8.Shri Amitab (SC)East UP GDC, LucknowGDD GDC, Gandhinagar9.Shri Vipin GhildiyalSGO, Dehra DunSGO Dehra Dun10.Shri Naveen KumarEast UP GDC, LucknowChhatisgarh GDC, Raipur11.Shri Sikander SinghNZ, ChandigarhJ&K GDC, JammuGet Order’s copy click here

Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eve care centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS, DELHI & NCR

No: S.11045/23/2013-CGHS D.II/HEC/CGHS(P) Government of India Ministry of Health & Family Welfare Department of Health & Family Welfare Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan New Delhi 110 108 dated the 30th April, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Empanelment of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eve care centres) and diagnostic centres under CGHS, DELHI & NCR The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No: S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D.II/Hospital Cell (Part IX)dated 14.02.2013, vide which the `Continuous Empanelment Scheme' for private hospitals and diagnostic centres under CGHS was revived with a view to empanel more such facilities for the CGHS beneficiaries. Accordingly, after following the due process, a list of private hospitals (including dental clinics and eye centres), diagnostic centres and imaging centres has been finalised as per the terms and conditions laid down in the O.M. referred to above as well as si…

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2013.

F. No.42/13/2012-P&PW(G)
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 2nd May, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners — Revised rate effective from 1.1.2013.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 4th October, 2012 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 72% to 80% w.e.f. 1st January, 2013.

2. These orders apply to (i) All Civilian Central Government Pensioners/Family Pensioners (ii) The Armed Forces Pensioners, Civilian Pensioners paid out of the Defence Service Estimates, (iii) All India Service Pensioners (iv) Railway Pensioners and (v) The Burma …

Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners —reg.

No.41/21/2000-P&PW (D) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS (DEPARTMENT OF PENSION & PENSIONERS' WELFARE) 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan New Delhi-110 003. Dated the 30th April, 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Sub:- Issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners —reg.The undersigned is directed to say that instructions were issued vide this Department OM No.41/21/2000 dated 16/11/2000 for issue of Identity Cards to Central Govt. Pensioners (copy enclosed).
Representations have been received in this Department that some departments are not issuing the pensioners' Identity Cards in accordance with the above instructions.
All Departments/Ministries in the Govt. of India are requested to issue suitable instructions to the offices under their control to issue Identity Cards to Pensioners in accordance with the instructions issued in this Department OM No.41/21/2000-P&PW(D) dated 16/11/2000.

Seniority of officers holding posts/grades in grades merged in pursuance of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission - DoPT Order

No. 20020/4/2010-Estt. (D) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) North Block, New Delhi Dated the 30th April , 2013 OFFICE MEMORANDUM Subject : Seniority of officers holding posts/grades in grades merged in pursuance of recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission.
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department's O.M of even number dated 13.09.2012 which laid down guidelines to be followed in determination of seniority of grade(s) merged in pursuance to recommendation of 6th Central Pay Commission.
2. The erstwhile Group `D' (now merged MTS Grade) having different designation as sanctioned in different Ministries/Departments had following pay scale(s):

Expected DA from July, 2013 likely to be 90% after AICPIN of March, 2013

According the press release the the All-India CPI-IW for March, 2013 rose by 1 point and pegged at 224 (two hundred and twenty four).  This one point increase showing again showing confirm 9% increase in Dearness Allowance from July, 2013 same as last months' expectation.  But this months increase in AICPIN also increased the chances for DA hike from July, 2013 to be 10%.  Therefore Expected DA from July, 2013 may be 90% .  It is also more clear from following table:-

Expect-ationIncrease/ Decrease IndexMonthBase Year 2001 = 100Total of 12 MonthsTwelve monthly Average% increase over 115.76 for DADA announced or will be announced1Nov-122182490207.5079.25%
80%1Dec-122192512209.3380.83%2Jan-132212535211.2582.49%82%2Feb-132232559213.2584.22%84%1Mar-132242582215.1785.87%85%