Friday, 29 November 2013

Advances to Central Government Employees —- Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014.

F.No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2013
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs

New Delhi, the 12th November, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject : Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014.

The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2013-2014 i.e. from 1st April, 2013 to 31st March, 2014 are revised as under:
Rate of interest per annum
(i)Advance for purchase of conveyance other than motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.)9%
(ii)Advance for purchase of motor car11.5%


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

Source : www.finmin.nic.in 

Relaxation in eligibility condition for Combined Section Officers/PS Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination-2012 & 2013

No. 4/4/2012-CS-II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Dethi-110003.
Date: 22nd November, 2013

ORDER

Whereas the Central Secretariat Stenographers Service Private Secretary Grade (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination) Regulations, 2010 provide that for being eligible to appear in the Private Secretary Grade (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination) any regular Personal Assistant of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) possessing a Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University, on the crucial date, inter-alia, should satisfy the following condition :-


He/She should have rendered not less than three years’ of approved and continuous service in the grade.

Provided that if he/she had been appointed to the Personal Assistant of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service on the results of the competitive examination, including a Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, such an examination should have been held not Less than three years before the crucial date and he/she should have rendered not less than two years approved and continuous service in that grade.

2. And whereas, in pursuance to the notice for the Combined Section Officers/Stenographers’ (Grade- B/Grade-I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) 2012 & 2013, representations from PAs of CSSS appointed to  the grade through LDCE mode were received in this Department seeking relaxation in the eligibility criteria to appear in the Private Secretary Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012 and 2013.

3. And whereas, on examination of the representations it was observed that the LDC Examination 2009 and 2010 for promotion to the grade of PAs were conducted by the Staff Selection Commission on 5th July, 2009 and 4th July, 2010 respectively. The crucial date for counting of three years of length of service for eligibility criterion for PS Grade LDCE, 2012 and 2013 being 1st JuLy, 2012 and 1st July, 2013 respectively, the PAs appointed through LDCE mode on the basis of the said examinations are thus not eligible for appearing in the PS Grade LDCE 2012 and 2013.

4. And whereas, it was further observed that the PAs appointed to the Grade through Seniority Quota for SL Years 2009 and 2010 are eligible as per the provision for appearing in the PS grade LDC Examination 2012 and 2013 whereas the PAs of 2009 and 2010 appointed through LDCE mode do not fulfill the said eligibility criteria despite some of them being placed higher in the ranking in the Select Lists, 2009 and 2010 of PA Grade.  It was noted that the said provision in eligibility criterion of the said examination unduly places the PAs who have been appointed as regular PAs through the mode of LDC Examination of 2009 and 2010 at disadvantage.

5. And Now, therefore, it has been decided in consultation with the UPSC, as provided under Rute 23 of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service Rules 2010, to give one time relaxation in the condition relating to the eligibility criterion of regular Personal Assistants appointed through LDCE, contained in the Regulation 4 (i) of Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service Private Secretary Grade (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination) Regulation, 2010, for appearing in the Private Secretary Grade LDCE, 2012 and 2013 of CSSS. Consequently regular PAs of CSSS appointed through the results of LDCE for the years 2009 and 2010 will be eligible to appear in the Combined Section Officers/Stenographers’ (Grade-B/Grade-I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 2012 & 2013 (Category —IV, PS Grade of CSSS) respectively to be conducted by UPSC.

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(Vandana Sharma)
Director

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll — Regarding


General Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi and bye-elections to fill the casual vacancies in the StateLegislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu — Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll — Regarding.

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI-110001.

No.78/2013/EPS 
Dated: 24th October, 2013
To
1. The Chief Secretaries to the Government of: -
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan,
Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

2. The Chief Electoral Officers of: -
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram. Rajasthan,
Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.

3. The Secretary to the Govt. of India, M/o Personnel Public
Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel and
Training, 
North Block, New Delhi.

Subject:- General Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi and bye-elections to fill the casual vacancies in the StateLegislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu — Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll — Regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to invite your attention to Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act. 1951 which provides for the grant of paid holiday to the employees on the day of poll. The Section 135B is reproduced below:


“135B. Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll.

(i) Every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday.

(ii) No deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted in accordance with sub-section (I) and if such person is employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on that day.

(iii) If an employer contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or susedion (2), then such employer shall be punishable with fine, which may extend to five hundred rupees.

(iv) This section shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.”

2. The above provisions recuire that all establishments and shops including those which work on shift basis shall be closed on the day of poll in the Constituency where a General/bye-election is to be held. However, there may be cases where a person is ordinanly resident of the Constituency and registered as an elector, may be serving/employed in an industrial undertaking or an establishment located outside the Constituency having a general/bye-election. It is clarified that in such a situation, even those electors including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday extended under Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act. 1951.

3. The daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided in Section 135B of the R.P. Act, 1951.

4. The Commission desired that suitable instructions should be issued to all concerned and a copy there of be endorsed to the Commission for its information and record.

5. The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

Yours faithfully,
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(Sumit Mukherjee)
Secretary

Source : www.eci.nic.in

Financial upgradation under MACP may be granted only on specific requests from individual Junior Engineers : CPWD clarification

Government of India
Central Public Works Department

No.55/4/2006-S&D/931

Date: 21-11-2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD.

Reference is invited to this Directorate OM of even No.897 dated 11.11.2013, vide which earlier order dated 31.3.2011 of this Directorate for keeping hold the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of Junior Engineers has been revoked.


2. In continuation to above referred OM, it is clarified that financial upgradation under MACPS may be granted only on specific requests from individual Junior Engineers.

This issues with the approval of Director General, CPWD.

Source: www.cpwd.gov.in

Fresh list of empanelment of Private Hospitals & Diagnostic Centres under Continuous Empanelment Scheme of CGHS, Chandigarh.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME)

O/o ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR, CGHS, CHANDIGARH
4th floor, Kendriya Sadan,
SECTOR-9A, CHANDIGARH-160009
No.AD/CGHS/CHD/RMRCB/2013/5188-5221
Dated : 11.09.2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM


Subject : Notification of fresh empanelment of Private Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers under continuous Empanelment Scheme of CGHS, Chandigarh

In response to Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt. of India, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi’s O.M No. S.11011/23/2009-CGHS D. IT/Hospital Cell (Part IX) dated 14.02.2013 & letter No.S.11045/23/2013/CGHS D.II (HEC)/CGHS(P)/Pt) dated 15.07.2013 forcontinuous fresh empanelment of private hospitals & diagnostic centers for city of Chandigarh, a committee consisting of two senior most CMOs headed by undersigned and selected the private hospitals & diagnostic centers for Chandigarh. The qualified list of Hospitals & Diagnostic Centers is according to category and purpose attached as Annexure ‘I’ with this O.M.

2. The hospitals & diagnostic centers who have qualified to be empanelled under CGHS, Chandigarh have submitted the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with CGHS alongwith Performance Bank Guarantee, acceptance of CGHS Rates etc. are approved for empanelment of private hospitals & diagnostic centers under CGHS Chandigarh.

3. The empanelnent shall be for a period of one year from the date of notification or till new empanelment process which-ever is earlier subject to the condition that Those Hospital/Diagnostic centers/Imagining certers who have obtained entry level pre accreditation from HABH/NABL at the time of submission of application, such hospitals would however have to obtain final accreditation from NABH/NABL within twelve(12) months from the date of issue of this notification and other hospitals/diagnostic centers have applied for NABH/NABL accreditation with six (06) months failing which their empanelment will stand cancelled.

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(Dr.S.C.Anand)
C.G.H.S., Chandigarh

CGHS CHANDIGARH
Annexure-I


S.No.Name of the Hospital/Diagnostic Center/Imaging Center/Eye HospitalEmpanelled forWhether NABH/NABLRemarks
HOSPITALS
1.Ivy Health & Life Science Pvt. Ltd,Sector 71, SAS Nagar, Mohali 0172-7170000-30Super Specialty Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Specialized Orthopedics Treatment including Joint Replacement, Nephrology & Urology, Endocrinology, Neurosurgery, Gastro-enterology & GI Surgery & Oncology.NABH
2.Sri Guru Harkrishan Sahib (C) Eye Hospital Trust,
Sohana, Sector - 71, SAS Nagar, Mohan 0172-2295000
General Purpose and Specialty in Cardiology, Cardio-Thoracic Surgery, Orthopedics & Joint Replacement, Neurosurgery, Nephrology & Dialysis andUrologyApplied for NABH
3.Indus Super Specialty Hospital & Cancer Institute,
Opp. DC Office, Sector 55,Phase I, SAS .Nagar,Mohali0172-5044944
General PurposeApplied for NABH
4.Amar Hospital,
Sector 70, SAS Nagar,Mohali0172-5037683
General PurposeApplied for NABH
EYE HOSPITALS
1.Sri Guru Harkrishan (C) Eye Hospital Trust, Sohana, Sector 77, SAS Nagar, Mohali0172-2295000Eye CareNot Applicable

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp

Monday, 18 November 2013

Postal Department Orders : Counting of training period (Prior to posting) for drawing increments


No 4/2008 400 (Corr)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 14.10.2013

Sub: Counting of training period (Prior to posting) for drawing increments.

This has the reference to your office letter 127/PM/G II/C-266 dated 17.07.2013 on the subject cited above.

2. In this context, I am directed to convey that GIO (1) below FR 26 provides that where a person has been selected for regular appointment and before formally taking over the charge of the post for which selected person is required to undergo training, training period undergone by such a Government servant whether on remuneration or otherwise counts as duty for the purpose of drawing increments.  This order is applicable only in case of direct recruits.  Further Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 provides that employees completing six months and above in the Revised pay strucutre as on 01st Jul will be eligible to be granted the increment.  Thus, from the contents of GIO (1) below FR 26 read with Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, it is clear that "a Government servant who has completed the six month service including training period (whether on remuneration or otherwise) as on 01st Jul will be eligible for increment."  This is applicable only in case of direct recruits.


This issues with the concurrence of DDG (PAF) vide Diary NO. TTL-4-PEA dated 11.10.2013.

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(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDC/PCC)

Source : NFPE

Thursday, 14 November 2013

Job Highlights new icon (09 November - 15 November 2013)



  1. Union Public Service Commission requires Junior Scientific Officer, Assistant Registrar & Training Officer. Last Date – 28.11.2013. 
  2. Ordnance Factory, Ministry of Finance, Maharashtra requires 149 Electrician, Examiner, Machinist & Millwright. Last Date - 21 days from the date of Publication. 
  3. Steel Authority of India Ltd. (SAIL), Odisha requires 231 Operator-cum-Technician (Trainee) & Attendant -cum-Technician (Trainee). Last Date – 29.11.2013 
  4. Sashastra Seema Bal, Ministry of Home Affairs needs 110 Head Constable (Ministerial) and 28 Assistant Sub-Inspector (Steno). Last Date – 30.11.2013. 
  5. Office of the Registrar General, Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India invites applications for the posts of Senior Translator, Senior Technician Assistant (Printing), Senior Draughtsman, Geographer, Stenographer and Junior Accounts Officer. No. of Vacancies – 702. Last Date-Within 60 days from the date of Publication. 
  6. Mazagon Dock Ltd., Mumbai invites applications for the posts of Chief Manager, Deputy Manager, Senior Engineer and Safety Officer. No. of Vacancies – 39. Last Date- 30.11.2013 
  7. Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO), National Remote Sensing Centre, Hyderabad needs (Graduate Apprentices) and Technician Apprentices. No. of Vacancies – 47. Last Date -30.11.2013. Source..employment news 






Saturday, 9 November 2013

Revised Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2013: Railway Board Order

भारत सरकार GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
रेल मंत्रालय MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(रेलवे बोर्ड RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 113/2013
No.E(P&A)II-2013/HW-2 
New Delhi, dated 29-10-13
    
The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Prod. Units etc,
(As per mailing lists Nod & II).

Subject: Rates of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2013.
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       Consequent to sanction of an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance vide this Ministry's letter No. PC-VI/2008/117/2/1 dated 25.09.2013. the President is pleased to decide that the rates of Night Duty Allowance, as notified vide Annexures 'A' and ‘B' of Board's letter No. E(P&A)II-2012/HW-2 dated 21.05.2013 stand revised with effect from 01.07.2013 as indicated at Annexure A' in respect of 'Continuous', 'Intensive', 'Excluded' categories and workshop employees, and as indicated at Annexure 'IV in respect of 'Essentially Intermittent' categories.


2. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
DA:One. 
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(K.Shankar)
Director/E(P&A)
Railway Board.
अनुबंध "क"
ANNEXURE 'A'
अनुबंध "ख"
ANNEXURE 'B"
गहन, निरंतर एवं वर्जित कोटियों तथा कारखाना कर्मचारियों के लिए 1.7.2013 से लागू रात्रि-कालीन डयूटी भत्ते की दरें।
Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) with effect from 01.07.2013 for 'Intensive', 'Continuous' and 'Excluded' categories and Workshop staff.
अनिवार्य संविरामी कोटियों के लिए 1.7.2013 से लागू रात्रि-कालीन डयूटी भत्ते की दरें।
Rates of Night Duty Allowance (NDA) with effect from 01.07.2013 for 'Essentially Intermittent' categories of Staff
क्रम संवेतन बैंडग्रेड वेतनरात्रि-कालीन डयूटी भत्ते की दर
S.No.Pay BandGrade PayRate of NDA (in Rs.)
14440-7440130064.00
24440-7440140064.85
34440-7440160066.65
44440-7440165067.05
55200-202001800128.15
65200-202001900129.00
75200-202002000129.90
85200-202002400133.45
95200-202002800137.00
109300-348004200232.00
119300-348004600 and above (4600 व अधिक)235.50
क्रम संवेतन बैंडग्रेड वेतनरात्रि-कालीन डयूटी भत्ते की दर
S.No.Pay BandGrade PayRate of NDA (in Rs.)
14440-7440130042.65
24440-7440140043.25
34440-7440160044.45
44440-7440165044.70
55200-20200180085.45
65200-20200190086.00
75200-20200200086.60
85200-20200240088.95
95200-20200280091.35
109300-348004200154.65
119300-348004600 and above (4600 व अधिक)157.00

Source: AIRF

Saturday, 2 November 2013

Model Recruitment Rules for the various posts of Accounts Cadre-reg.

No. AB-14017/32/2012-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi


Dated the 31st October, 2013


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Model Recruitment Rules for the various posts of Accounts Cadre-reg.

The Model RRs for the posts of Junior Accounts Officer/Accountant and Accounts officer of Accounts Cadre issued by this Department have been reviewed in the light of 6th CPC recommendations.


2.  The designation with pay scale for various posts of Accounts Cadre shall be as below:-


Sr. No.DesignationPay Scale
1.Junior Accounts Officer/AccountantPB-2, GP-Rs. 4200
2.Accounts Officer(i) PB-2, GP-Rs. 4600 (ii) PB-2, GP-Rs. 4800

Accordingly, the revised Model Recruitment Rules for the same are enclosed as Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2.  Ministries/Departments may review the existing rules and notify the , revised rules conforming to the Model Recruitment Rules. These may also be forwarded to all autonomous/statutory bodies for adoption. The Ministry of Home Affairs is also requested to forward these Model RRs to the UT Administrations for appropriate action.

3. Hindi version will follow.


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(Mukta Goel)
Director (Estt-I)

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB-14017_32_2012-Estt.RR-31102013.pdf]

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-I to Para-medical Employees : EMPLOYEES' STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION Order



HEADQUARTERS OFFICE
EMPLOYEES' STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION

No. A-28112/1/2009-Med. VI.

Dated 21.10.2013

To
The Director (Medical) Delhi/Noida
All Medical Superintendent of
ESIC Hospitals,

Sub:- Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-l to all group "D" Employees including Para-medical Employees appointed in ESIC Hospitals/Institutions as per the pre-amended Recruitment Rules.


Sir,
I am directed to convey the approval of the Corporation for grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-I in the pay band of Rs. 5200-20200/- to all group "D" Employees including Para-medical Employees appointed in ESIC Hospitals/Institutions as per the pre-amended Recruitment Rules, vide its 160th Meeting held on 19.09.2013 as per supplementary item no. ESIC-5 in the minutes.

In view of above, you are requested to take necessary action.

Yours Faithfully, 
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(Akshay Kala)
Jt. Director (M)

Source: www.esic.nic.in
[http://www.esic.nic.in/CIRCULARS/cir_med.VI_24.10.pdf]

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs 1800 to Group D/MTS who retired/expired from service after 31-08-2008 without having- been imparted training.


Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
GDS Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi-110 001

File No. 1-20/2008-PCC (pt)

Dated: 03.10.2013

Sub: - Grant of Grade Pay of Rs 1800 to Group D/MTS who retired/expired from service after 31-08-2008 without having- been imparted training.

The issue of allowing Grade pay of Rs. 1800 to those erstwhile group D non- matriculate employees who retire/died beyond 29-08-2008 without being imparted prescribed training for one reason or the other is currently under examination in consultation with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.


2. Initially, the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide UO No. 7-6/7/2009-IC dated 12.03.2009 had permitted grant of grade pay of Rs. 1800/- to the erstwhile Group D non-matriculate employees subject to imparting computer training. Training Division of this Department had accordingly issued guidelines on training on computer operations to non-matriculate erstwhile Group D employees vide No. 1-55/2009-Trg dated 06.04.2009.  The issue related to non-matriculate physically disabled erstwhile Group D employees was subsequently taken up and Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide UO No, 16/10/2010-Legal dated 12.08.2010 took the view that if such erstwhile Group D could perform his duties inspite of the disability, the Department may design and administer training. Orders were accordingly issued by this Department empowering Heads of Circles to devise local training programme and allow grade pay of Rs. 1800 from 01.01,2006 on imparting the required training vide No. 1-20/2008-PCC dated 23.09.2010.

3. Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has sought the details of training programme organized by various Postal Circles to consider the proposal further.

4. You are requested to forward the aforesaid details immediately for further examination of the issue in consultation with Nodal Department. Details of such officials with reason for not imparting training & resultant non-allowing of GP Rs.1800/- effecting from 01-01-2006 may also be sent in the annexure.

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(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Source: www.indiapost.gov.in
[http://www.indiapost.gov.in/DOP/Pdf/Circulars/1-20_2008-PCCptdtd03Oct2013%20.PDF]