Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Details of Liaison Officers for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes appointed in the Ministries/ Departments - regarding

Details of Liaison Officers for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes appointed in the Ministries/ Departments - regarding

F. No.43011/10/2018-Estt.(Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances &_ Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated January 14, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject-Details of Liaison Officers for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes appointed in the Ministries/ Departments - regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that the Hon'ble National Commission for Scheduled Tribes have directed this Department to provide the list of Liaisons Officers appointed in the various Ministries/ Departments.

2.It is, therefore, requested to please provide the name,  esignation and contact details of the Liaison Officer for   Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes in the Ministry/Department
by 16.01.2019 [Wednesday] by fax (no. 23092110) and email.


(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary
Telefax - 23092110
Email- r.saraswat@nic:in

To
The Joint -Secretary (Administration) of all Ministries/Departments of  the Government of India

Copy for information to:
The Deputy Secretary, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi

Copy to
1. Deputy Secretary (Administration), DoPT
2.Hindi Section, for providing a Hindi Translation.

Source: DOPT

Appointment of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission

Appointment of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission

F. NO. 4/16/2018-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block. New Delhi
Dated:4th January, 2019

Subject: Appointment of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission. 

Under the Right to Information Act 2005, the Government of India has constituted the Central Information Commission which is located in New Delhi. The powers and functions of the
Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission are as per the RTI Act, 2005.

2.It is proposed to appoint four Information Commissioners in the Central Information
Commission.

3.The Act provides that the Information Commissioner: -

(i) shall be a person of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass-media or administration and governance.

(ii) shall not be a Member of Parliament or Member of the Legislature of any State or Union Territory, as the case may be, or hold any other office of profit or connected with any
political party or carrying on any business or pursuing any profession. It is clarified that cessation/termination of holding of office of profit, pursuing any profession or carrying
any business is a condition precedent to the appointment of a person as Information Commissioner.

4.Persons who have attained the age of 65 years shall not be eligible for appointment.

5.The salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of the Information Commissioner shall be as may be specified at the time of appointment of the selected
candidate.

6.Persons fulfilling the criteria and interested for appointment to the post of Information Commissioner may send their particulars in the enclosed proforma only, by post, to Under
Secretary (RTl), Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi or through e-mail to usrti-dopt@nic.in so as to reach latest upto  25th January, 2019. Persons, who are serving under the State/Central Government or any other Organization, should send their particulars through proper channel administrative Ministry/Department/State/UTs) only before the due date.

(Sanjay Kumar)
Under Secretary (RTI)
Tel, 23092759

Note: RTI Act, 2005 and Rules thereunder may be referred to by intending applicants for general familiarization, as could be appropriate.

For application : Click here

Re-exercise the option to switching over to 7th CPC – Railway Services Revised Pay Rules 2016

Re-exercise the option to switching over to 7th CPC – Railway Services Revised Pay Rules 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RAIL BHAVAN, NEW DELHI-110001

DO No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1

New Delhi, dated 10/01/2019

I would like to draw your attention to Board’s letter dated 17.12.2018 (RBE No. 197/2018 – copy enclosed) adopting Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) OM dated 12.12.2018 wherein another opportunity has been afforded to employees to re-exercise the option to switching over to 7th CPC pay structure within three months from the date of issue of the orders.

2. It may be appreciated that the orders have been issued after prolonged pursuance with MoF including from the staff side, in various forums. These orders have been circulated amongst all Railways/Units and uploaded on Board’s website, it is however, important to ensure that all Railway employees who would be benefited by such re-exercise of option are aware of the issue of these orders and are given guidance/assistance in revising their option (wherever beneficial) in time. This is especially important for those working in remote locations or who are under training/leave. Kindly therefore ensure that all affected employees are covered in the next few weeks, if necessary by organising special drives/camps for the purpose.

2. I would request for a confirmation from you by the end of February, 2019 that all eligible employees have been apprised and guided regarding re-exercise of their option and that there are none left over.

With
Encl. As above

Yours sincerely

(Manoj Pande)

Revision of Financial powers to Heads of circles – DOP

Revision of Financial powers to Heads of circles – DOP

No. 6-1/2016-FC (Posts)
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Integrated Finance Wing)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 8th January 2019

Sub: Revision of Financial powers to Heads of circles in the Department of Posts.

A reference is invited to this Department OM No.6-1/2005-FC (Posts) dated 31st August 2016, on the subject cited above.

2. In this regard, Chief Postmaster General, Punjab Circle, Chandigarh has sought for clarification with reference to OM No.6-1/2005-FC (Posts) dated 31st August 2016 regarding financial powers of Head of Circle in respect of Serial No. 14(b)(i) of Schedule-II whether this is applicable for a financial year or in each case.

3. The matter has been examined in this Directorate. It is clarified that the line, “In other cases the power should only be Rs. 20000/-” appearing against SI 14(b) (i) of Schedule-II, as communicated vide this Directorate letter dated 31.08.2016, is correct and should not be interpreted as being in each case.

4. This has approval of competent authority.

(A.P. Xaxa)
Director (FA)

Retention of Railway accommodation for Railway employees transferred posted to Northeast Frontier Railway

Retention of Railway accommodation for Railway employees transferred & posted to Northeast Frontier Railway

RBE No. 04/2019

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(G) 2008 QR-1-9

New Delhi, dated 09.01.2019

The General Manager/Director General
All Indian Railways/Production Units/RDSO-Lucknow
(As per Standard mailing list)

Sub: Retention of Railway quarters at the previous place of posting by Railway employees posted to Northeast Frontier Railway.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E(G) 2005 QR 1-3 dated 12.09.05, E(G) 2008 QR-1-9 dated 01.10.08, 11.08.09, 20.09.11, 30.12.14 and 18.11.15

Instructions governing retention of Railway accommodation in favour of Railway employees transferred and posted to Northeast Frontier Railway have been issued from time to time. The existing orders on the subject were valid up to 30.06.2018. The question of further extension of these orders beyond 30.06.2018 has been considered and it has now been decided with the approval of Competent Authority to extend these orders for a further period of three years i.e. up to 30.06.2021 or till revised orders on the subject are issued, whichever is earlier.

2. Since the retention of quarter at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff who have been transferred and posted to Northeast Frontier Railway is allowed for bona fide use of the dependent family of transferred Railway servant, he/she will furnish certificate on 1st July and 1st January of every year, stating that his/her dependent family members are actually residing in the Railway quarter at the last station of his/her posting. Such a certificate will also have to be furnished at the time of seeking retention.

3. In case no such certificate is received by 31st January and 31st July every year, the quarter controlling authority will be constrained to cancel the allotment of the quarter in

4. The request for retention of entitled type of accommodation should be received within a period of one month from the date of relinquishing the charge at the last station of posting, so that further necessary action will be initiated by the quarter controlling authority in time.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Anita Gautarn)
Director Establishment (Genl.)
Railway Board

National Pension System MOF Letter

National Pension System MOF Letter
National Pension System MOF Letter
D.O. No.8/5/2018-PR

Arun Jaitley
Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs
India
Dated the 03 January, 2019

Dear Shri Nitin Gadkari

This has reference to your D.O. letter dated 28.10.2018 regarding the National Pension System (NPS).

2. I would like to apprise you that due to fiscal stress on account of old defined benefit pension system, the Government of India made a conscious move to shift from the old pension scheme to a defined contribution pension scheme now renamed as the National Pension System (NPS). NPS was made applicable for all new entrants who joined Central Government service on or after 01.2004, except the Armed Forces. Subsequently, all State Governments excluding West Bengal have also switched to NPS for their employees.

3. NPS is being administered and regulated by Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) in a professional manner. The investments of the accumulated corpus are made in a balanced proportion between equities, government securities and corporate bonds so as to reduce risk or spread risk whilst ensuring optimal returns. Three partial withdrawals, not exceeding 25% of the contribution made by the subscriber are also allowed under NPS for specific

4. The Union Cabinet has recently approved various proposals for streamlining NPS for Central Government employees which inter alia include enhancement of the Government’s contribution from the existing 10% to 14% of the employee’s pay + DA while keeping the employee’s contribution at the existing 10%, providing freedom of choice for selection of Pension Funds and pattern of investment to subscribers, payment of compensation for non-deposit or delayed deposit of NPS contributions during 2004-2012, providing tax deduction to the contribution made under Tier-II of NPS under Section 80 C for deduction up to Rs.1.50 lakh provided that there is a lock-in period of 3 years and increase in the tax exemption limit for lump sum withdrawal on exit from the existing 40% to 60% making the entire withdrawal exempt from income tax.

5. NPS is expected to provide old age income security to subscribers besides providing capital for the social and economic development of the economy.

With regards,

Yours sincerely,
(Arun Jaitley)

Prescription slip of CGHS beneficiaries

Prescription slip of CGHS beneficiaries

File No.Misc-83/2018
Government of India
Office of the Additional Director
C.G.H.S(HQ)
New Delhi -110022

Dated 17-12-2018

Office Memorandum

It is observed that in most of the empanelled HCOs, specialist does not put signature and rubber stamp on the prescription slip during consultation, due to which CGHS beneficiaries suffer a lot of problem in seeking endorsement of the advised procedure/investigation & procurement of medicines from CMO i/c of CGHS WC.

Therefore, you are directed to issue instruction to all specialist/ doctors working in your hospital that they must put their Stamp with name speciality & MCI/DMC Registration No. below their signature on the prescription slip of CGHS beneficiaries to enable them to get endorsement of procedure/investigation & procurement of medicines from CMO i/c of CGHS WC easily and to make referral system hassle free issued by Ministry’s OM Z 15025 / 117 /2017/DIR/CGHS dated 15.1.2018.

(Dr. Sanjay Jain)
Additional Director, CGHS (HQ)

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