Tuesday, 15 March 2016

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant Section Officer (erstwhile Assistant) of CSS

REMINDER
No 4/2/2006-CS.II (B)(Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
CS.II Division
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-03.
Dated, the 15th March, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade of Assistant Section Officer (erstwhile Assistant) of CSS- reg.

The Undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 29th December, 2015 on the subject mentioned above.

2. It has been observed that, so far, a few Cadre Units (as per the list enclosed) have not furnished the requisite information. The concerned cadre units are once again requested to furnish the copies of the orders along with the details of the officials to this Department by 22nd March, 2016.

(Rajesh Sarswat)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Tel. No. 24654020
To,
As per the list enclosed.

List of Cadre Units:
1. US (Admn.), D/o Agriculture & Cooperation, Krishi Shavan, New Delhi.
2. US (Admn.), D/o Culture, Shastri Shavan, New Delhi.
3. US (Admn.) D/o Fertilizers, Shastri Shavan, New Delhi.
4. US (Admn.), M/o Home Affairs, North Siock, New Delhi.
5. US (Admn.), D/o Industrial Policy & Promotion, Udyog Shavan, New Delhi.
6. US (Admn.), M/o Information & Sroadcasting, Shastri Shavan , New Delhi.
7. US (Admn.), M/o Labour, Shram Shakti Shavan , New Delhi.
8. US (Admn.), M/o Mines, Shatri Shavan, New Delhi.
9. US (Admn.), M/o Minority Affairs, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
10.US (Admn.), D/o Personnel & Training, North Siock, New Delhi.
11. ADG (Admn.), D/o Posts, Oak Shavan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi.
12. US (Admn.), M/o Power, Shram Shakti Shavan, New Delhi.
13. US (Admn .), M/o Road, Transport & Highways, Transport Shavan, New Delhi.
14. US (Admn.), M/o Rural Development, Krishi Shavan, New Delhi.
15. US (Admn.), D/o Science & Technology, Technology Shavan, New Delhi.
16. US (Admn.), M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, Shastri Shavan, New Delhi.
17. US (Admn.), M/o Steel, Udyog Shavan, New Delhi.
18. US (Admn.), M/o Urban Development, Nirman Shavan, New Delhi.
19. US (Admn.) M/o Water Resources, Shram Shakti Shavan , New Delhi.
20. US (Admn.), M/o Youth Affairs & Sports, Shastri Shavan, New Delhi.

Indian Railways Launches Four Services/Initiatives To Ensure Passenger Comfort and to Strengthen Its System

Indian Railways Launches Four Services/Initiatives To Ensure Passenger Comfort and to Strengthen Its System
  1. Indian Railways E-Catering Service extended from existing 45 Major Stations to 408 Designated Stations
  2. E-Ticketing For Accredited Journalist On Concessional Passes launched
  3. We Have To Meet Passengers Needs : Suresh Prabhu
  4. E-Governance Will Bring Impartiality In The Functioning Of Indian Railways : Manoj Sinha
In line with PM’s ‘Digital India’ programme, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu in a programme held today i.e. 15.03.2016 at Rail Bhawan, New Delhi inaugurated Four services / initiatives namely (1) Extension of e-Catering services from existing 45 large Railway stations to all 408 A-1 and ‘A’ class Railway Stations (II) Launch of E-ticket booking facility for accredited Journalists on concessional Passes (III) Traffic Rationalization – Policy permitting 2-point loading in BCN wagons and increasing scope of mini-rake facility from 400 km to 600 km in both BCN and BCNHL wagons and (IV) Commencement of Pilot Study on introduction of Accrual Accounting and Upgraded costing system at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala (A production unit of M/o Railways). These come as implementation of Railway Budget Announcement. Shri Manoj Sinha, Minister of State for Railway was specially present to grace the occasion. On behalf of the Indian Railways, Chairman, Railway Board, Shri A.K. Mittal, Member Traffic, Railway Board, Shri Mohd. Jamshed, and other Board Members were present on the occasion.

Speaking on this occasion, Minister of Railways Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu said that the way in which Indian Railways is launching various passenger services, 90 per cent of Members of Parliament have thanked Railways for bringing new culture in the Railways. He said that every passenger service is backed by well-planning and lots of efforts. Under the extending scheme of E-Catering, travelling passengers would be able to order food of their choice from leading private caterers at designated 408 major railway stations. He said that this scheme will include food prepared by women at home which will also lead to women empowerment. Speaking on E-Ticketing Service to accredited journalist, the Minister said that this was a long-standing demand of the journalists to allow the process of online booking ticket through concessional passes which has now been fulfilled. He said that duty of a journalist demand lot of travelling and thus their demand was acceded to by the Ministry. Further, mentioning the salient features of the another initiatives of Commencement of Pilot Study on introduction of Accrual Accounting & Upgraded costing system at Rail Coach Factory, Kapurthala, Shri Suresh Prabhu said that Indian Railways holds a huge assets which requires proper monitoring. He said that Railways want to orient and integrate cost and management system. He said that incurring expenditure is nothing. But more important is to get desired outcome for incurred expenditure. He said that 7 zones have already implemented this kind of scheme thereby making expenditure accountable to outcome which is the sole objective to introduce this scheme. Regarding freight rationalization, Shri Suresh Prabhu said that it is an ongoing process and we will continue to do so as freight is main revenue resource for Railways. We will be very market friendly, he added.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister of State for Railways said that Indian Railways is now working on a different leak and bringing new culture in the Indian trains through E-Governance and Digital India Initiatives. He said that these services will ease and benefit the railway passengers.

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43% Posts Vacant in Food Corporation of India (FCI): Food Minister

43% Posts Vacant in Food Corporation of India (FCI): Food Minister

More than 15,800 posts are lying vacant at state-run FCI, which is also facing shortage of more than 8,600 workers, Parliament was informed today.

“Against sanctioned strength of 36,982 employees, only 21,139 regular employees are in position as on December 31, 2015 and hence at present there are 15,843 vacancies,” Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

The minister said 256 posts are vacant in Category-1, followed by 2,057 and 14,783 in second and third categories, respectively.

However, there is surplus of 1,253 in the fourth category, he added.

Therefore, the effective vacancies in the corporation are 15,843.

“Food Corporation of India (FCI) is in the process of filling up 5,596 vacancies across all cadres by the way of competitive recruitment process,” Paswan added.

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The FCI also has three types of departmental workers — regular departmental, under direct payment system (DPS) and under no-work-no-pay system (NWNP).

There is shortfall of 3,241 departmental workers, 5,008 DPS workers and 438 NWNP workers, Paswan said.

Out of the total required strength of 58,480 workers, the FCI’s current strength on December 31, 2015 was 48,793.

In view of high level committee recommendations and High Court directions, there is presently no plan to induct any labour in FCI, the minister added


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CSD Chennai Price List 2016 : Bajaj Two Wheelers (AFD) Motor Cycle

CSD Chennai Price List 2016 : Bajaj Two Wheelers (AFD) Motor Cycle

NOMENCLATURE PRICE (Rs.)
BAJAJ PULSAR 200 NS DTSI 4 VALVES ELECTRIC START DISC BRAKE 80560
BAJAJ PLATINA DZ 02 100 CC ALLOY WHEEL 38265
BAJAJ PULSAR DTSI 150 CC ELECTRIC START 63354
BAJAJ PULSAR 135 LS WITH ELECTRIC START 55665
BAJAJ PULSAR 180 WITH ELECTRIC START 65452
BAJAJ PULSAR 220 F WITH FULL FAIRING WITH ELECTRIC START 76551
BAJAJ AVENGER 220 WITH ELECTRIC START 71254
BAJAJ DISCOVER 125 DTS I ELECTRIC START DISC BRAKE 46870
BAJAJ DISCOVER 100 DTS I ELECTRIC START 4 GEARS DRUM BRAKE 42288
BAJAJ DISCOVER 100 MDTSI ELECTRIC START 4 GEARS DRUM BRAKE 44191
BAJAJ DISCOVER 125 DRUM BRAKE ELECTRIC START 45135

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Sports Ministry revises Guidelines for Appointment of Government Observers for various Sports Disciplines.

Sports Ministry revises Guidelines for Appointment of Government Observers for various Sports Disciplines.

With the objective of promotion of sports in the country, the Government of India has revised the guidelines for appointment of Government Observers for various sports disciplines.

The Government Observers will keep the government informed about fair play in the selection of teams, performance of teams at international level, training of sub-junior and junior level athletes and performance of Indian and foreign coaches. They will also study the infrastructural gaps at national coaching camps and play an important role in preparation of Annual Calendar of Training and Competitions (ACTC). In addition, they will provide technical advice to Sports Authority of India and will maintain data on individual athletes and coaches.

Initially, the Government Observers will be appointed for High Priority / Priority category sports disciplines. Each sports discipline will be provided 1 male and 1 female Government Observers. Foreigners may also be considered for such appointment.

The Government Observers will be appointed through open advertisements. They will not be paid regular salary, but honorarium for their work which will be dependent on number of their visits to national coaching camps etc. – thus establishing a direct relationship between their work and payment.

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7th Pay Commission Pay Arrears from January 2016

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7th Pay Commission Pay Arrears from January 2016

Latest 7th Pay Commission News – 75% of implementation cost budgeted – Provision to be made for 7th Pay Commission Pay Arrears from January 2016

Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi’s government has budgeted to meet nearly three-fourths of the estimated cost of the 7th Pay Commission report in 2016-17 with a provision of some Rs 53,500 crore, as it deferred the payment of extra allowances of about Rs 22,000 crore.

The budgetary outlay for salaries and pensions rose by Rs 59,000 crore or 21% to Rs 3.36 lakh crore in FY17, while the pay panel had pegged the annual hike in the outlay for pay, pension and allowances from the business-as-usual scenario at Rs 73,650 crore.

Disabled central government employees may soon get motorised wheelchairs and other helping devices.

Disabled central government employees may soon get motorised wheelchairs and other helping devices.
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 The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has started a scheme for providing facilities to the employees with disabilities. However, the scheme is initially being started for those working in the DoPT.



The objective of the scheme is to enable and empower persons with disabilities of the department by providing certain additional facilities to help them discharge their duties more conveniently and effectively, DoPT’s Circular No.B-11011/1/2016-Ad-III dated March 11, said.

As per the scheme, which will come into force from next month, persons with disabilities will get wheelchairs (motorised), special furniture, hearing aids with battery, low vision aids, smart cane and special software or computer.

Besides, there will be braille signage near lift area, toilets and canteens, and provision of beep sound in biometric attendance system, it said.

Employees with disability would be given option to apply for the assisting aids through proper channel, which will be examined on case to case basis and decided with the approval of competent authority, the DoPT said.

“After successful implementation of the scheme in DoPT, other government departments will also be asked to follow it,” a senior official said.

No. B-11011/1/ 2016-Ad-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 11 March, 2016 
 Circular 

Subject: Scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities of  Department of Personnel & Training - reg.


 
In accordance with this Department's O.M. no. 36035/3/2013 - Estt (Res) dated 31.03.2014 a scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities in this Department has been formulated.


2.  The detail of the Scheme ARE enclosed & circulated herewith. 

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


Scheme for providing facilities to the Employees with Disabilities of Department
of Personnel and Training:- 

Name of the Schemes:-
To provide facilities to the Employees with Disabilities working in Department of Personnel and Training, for ease of doing their day to day office work. The Scheme will come into effect from next financial year i.e. from April, 2016.


Objective of the Scheme:- 
The objective of the Scheme is to enable and empower Persons with Disabilities (PwDs) of this Department by providing certain additional facilities to help them discharge their duties more conveniently and effectively.

Facilities under the Scheme:


The Scheme provides the following facilities to the PwDs:-

• Wheelchairs (Motorised, if required)
• Special furniture
• Hearing aids with battery
• Low vision aids
• Smart Cane
• Special Software/computers
• Braille Signage near lift area, toilets, canteen, fire, exit etc. /Room
Numbering/Section Name
• Provision of Beep sound in biometric attendance system
• Induction/lob specific training


Eligibility:- PwD employees who are serving in DoPT.

Implementation process:-
Employees with disability would be given option to apply for the items mentioned above to the Administration Division through proper channel, which will be examined on case to case basis and decided with the approval of competent authority.

Grievance Redressal:-
Shri  Suresh Kumar DS (Admn), is the nodal authority/Grievance Officer to address the issues, if any, relating to operation and procurement of special items, as mentioned above

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State Bank of India released arrears worth Rs 1,465 crore to 7.75 lakh defence pensioners under One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme

State Bank of India released arrears worth Rs 1,465 crore to 7.75 lakh defence pensioners under One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme

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Top public sector lender State Bank of India today released arrears worth Rs 1,465 crore to 7.75 lakh defence pensioners under One Rank One Pension (OROP) scheme, as per the government rules.

The government had in November last year formally notified the OROP scheme for the more than 24 lakh defence ex-servicemen and 6 lakh war widows in the country.

“As per government guidelines, first instalment (1/4th of the total arrear amount up to February, 2016) to service pensioners and full amount of arrears to ‘family pensioners’ and ‘gallantry award’ pensioners will be paid on 14th March, 2016,” SBI Chairman Arundhati Bhattacharya said in a statement.

“All pensioners will get revised basic (pension) from March, 2016 onwards,” she said.

The bank has the largest share of defence pensioners and serves about 50 per cent of total defence pensioners across the country, he said.

“The first tranche of arrear payment by SBI will be around Rs 1,465 crore,” Bhattacharya said.
SBI noted that while the bank has taken utmost care in the computation and release of arrears to maximum number of eligible defence pensioners, there could be cases where it has not been able to release OROP arrears due to information gaps in the data available with the bank.

“All such persons may approach their pension-disbursing branch and provide the missing information for an early release of the arrears,” it added.

SBI has introduced facilities in all branches and Centralised Pension Processing Centres (CPPCs) to provide arrear details to the pensioners.

Despite a demand by protesting ex-servicemen to implement OROP with effect from April 1, 2014, the government has said that arrears would be paid with effect from July 1, 2014, and has pegged the arrears till December, 2015 at Rs 10,900 crore.

As per government directions, payment of arrears would be made by the pension-disbursing authorities in 4 installments, except for family pensioners and pensioners in receipt of gallantry awards, who will be paid arrears in one installment.

The OROP scheme is expected to cost the government Rs 7,500 crore per year.
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Grant of full sets of post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) to staff retired in GP 1800/-

Grant of full sets of post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) to staff retired in GP 1800/-


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(W)2010/PS 5-8/4

New Delhi, dated 11.03.2016

General Secretary
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road
New Delhi – 110 055.

Sub: Grant of full sets of post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) to staff retired in GP 1800/- (erstwhile Group “D”)


Ref: NFIR’s letter No.I/15/Part III dated 04.01.2016.

Dear Sir,

With reference to above cited letter, it is stated that the crux of Board’s letter of even number dated 17.07.2012 was that employees retiring from Group “C” posts with GP 1800/- would be automatically eligible for two sets of PRCP. On the other hand, the crux of Board’s letter No.E(W)2012/PS5-1/5 dated 05.08.2014 was that employees who were never granted the status of Group “C” and retired as Group “D” cannot be extended two sets of PRCP. These two letters are, thus not contradictory to each other, and the latter only supplyements the former and brings out the position that only those who retired as Group “C” staff are entitled to 2 sets of PRCP and not those who retired as Group “D” staff in the same GP of Rs.1800/-, before upgradation of these posts.
2. Further,the issue for grant of 2 sets of PRCP to all those employees who retired in the G.P. of Rs.1800/-, irrespective of classification as Group “C” was raised in DC/JCM Meeting (Item No.18/2012) and PNM Forum. The demand was examined in consultation with Finance & Pay Commission Directorates and also at Board’s level. However, the same was not found feasible of acceptance in view of financial and other implications.

Yours Faithfully,

Sd/-
For Secretary/Railway Board

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