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7th CPC: Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance


Clarification on 7th CPC Special Compensatory Allowance
Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance

No.3/1/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 17th January, 2019
CORRIGENDUM

Subject: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission - Grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even number dated 19th July, 2017 regarding grant of Special Compensatory Allowances subsumed under Tough Location Allowance consequent upon acceptance of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission. In this regard, in Annexure-I to the O.M., where places/areas have been mentioned. Part 'A' Sl.No.4 - Jammu and Kashmir - "Illaqas of Padder and Niabat Nowgam in Kashmir Tehsil’ under Doda District may be read as "Illaqas af Padder and Niabat Nowgam in Kishtwar Tehsil".
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(Nimala Dev)
Dy. Secretary to the Government of India

Clarificatory OM for payment of two family pensions on death attributable to Government Service of a re-employed pensioner

Clarificatory OM for payment of two family pensions on death attributable to Government Service of a re-employed pensioner

No.1/3/2016-P&PW(F)
Government of India
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare
(Desk-F)
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delh,
Dated the 24th January, 2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Clarificatory OM for payment of two family pensions on death attributable to Govt.Service of a re-employed pensioner-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that references have been revived in this Department Seeking clarification as to whether a second family pension is admissible under CCS(EOP)Rules when a military/civil pensioner is re-employed in civil service dies and his death is attributable to government service.

2. Vide this Documents Notification No. G.S.R 938(E) dated 27.12.2012,sub-rule 13A 13B of Rule 54,prohibiting two family pension have been deleted.Subsequently vide OM No 1/33/2012-P&PW(E) dated 16.1.2013,two family pensions have been allowed in the event of death of a re-employed pensioner,in service or after retirement, The financial benefits for the pest cases however is with effect from 24th September 2012 Thus under CCS(Pension) Rules,two family pensions are admissible with effect from 24th September.

3. The matter has been examined in the context of the provisions of CCS(Extra-ordinary Pension)Rules. it is clarified that the provisions of two family pensions,one in respect of Millay/civil service and the other for civil service after re-employment as available i terms of CS(Pension)Rules is also applicable under CCS(EOP)Rules in other words on death of a pensioner who was re-employed civil service where death is attributable to government services family pension under CCS (EOP)Rules in respect of services in re-employment would be admissible in addition to ordinary family pension n respect of the previous military/civil service.

4. Where, however, on death of a re-employed civil Government servant the family is eligible for Special/extra- ordinary family pension under the EOP rules in respect of the first spell of service,family pension for the second spell of service would be admissible under the CCS(Pension)Rules,1972 only.

5. The extra-ordinary family pension shall be granted only in one service in no case both the family pension shall be granted under EOP Rules.

6. The financial benefits in the past cases will accure with effect from 24th September 2012 as in the case of family pension under CCS (Pension)Rules.

7. Formal amendment in Central Civil Service (Extraordinary Pension)Rules will be made in due course.

8. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, vide their ID No.1 (5)/EV/2012 dated 3/4/2017 and 15/01/2019.
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(Sujasha Choudhury)
Director

Process Simplification-Referral of patients for Treatment, Investigation, Physiotherapy, etc. to the Private Empanelled and other Government Hospitals


Process Simplification-Referral of patients for Treatment, Investigation, Physiotherapy, etc. to the Private Empanelled and other Government Hospitals

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

NO.2018/Trans Cell/Health/Medical Issues
Dated: 24.01.2019

The General Manager, All Indinan Railways/PUs, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOs,DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna. COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Process Simplification-Referral of patients for Treatment, Investigation, Physiotherapy, etc. to the Private Empanelled and other Govt. Hospitals.

Ref:1. Railway Board's letter no. 2018/Trans cell/Health/Zonal Hospitals dated 13.06.2018.
2. GM/NWR's letter no. G/HQ/NWR/TC dated 08.01.2019

With reference to GM/NWR's letter at (2) and Board's letter at (1) above, Board(MS, FC & CRB) in consultation with Health Directorate have approved the following:-

Railway Medical Beneficiary may be referred for treatment, investigation, physiotherapy, dental treatment etc. to the private empanelled and other Government Hospitals by two doctors. The treating doctor and One Other Doctor from administrative side of as nominated by MD/CMS/CMO in-charge of the hospital.

Other extant instructions/guidelines issued from Board on the subject shall remain unchanged or as modified from time to time.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of the Railway Board.

Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance.
Umesh Balonda
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell
Dr. Amitava Datta
Executive Director/Health (G)
Source: Indianrailways

Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota will not affect existing reservation


Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota will not affect existing reservation

Madurai (TN), Jan 27 (PTI) Virtually sounding the Lok Sabha poll bugle in Tamil Nadu, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday hit out at critics of the 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker sections.

A few in the state were creating an "atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust" for 'selfish' interests, he said addressing a well-attended BJP rally here.

He took a swipe at the proposed grand alliance of opposition parties, saying they had set aside their 'differences' to "remove this watchman" in the forthcoming Parliamentary elections.

The government was taking effective steps to rid the country of corruption and nepotism, he said, while assuring firm action against economic offenders, even if put up abroad.

The Centre's 10 per cent quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the general category in education and government jobs will not impact the existing reservation benefits for Dalits, Tribals and OBCs, Modi said.

The EWS quota had been earmarked with the 'spirit' of providing opportunities to all in education and employment.

"This decision has been taken in such a way that it doesn't impact Dalits, tribals and OBCs who are already availing the benefits of reservation," he added.

"It is unfortunate that an atmosphere of suspicion and mistrust is being created by a few people in Tamil Nadu to serve their own selfish interest. I urge all of you to be vigilant and against such negativity," he said.

Opposition DMK and some other parties in the state have opposed the 10 per cent quota, saying social backwardness alone should be the criterion for reservation.

The DMK has moved the Madras High Court challenging the Constitution amendment providing for the EWS quota.

Modi further said any political thought which opposes the poor cannot benefit anyone, adding opportunities for all cannot be guaranteed as long as there were artificial concepts of high and low or ours and theirs.

Further, the union government was taking effective steps to rid the country of corruption and nepotism, he said.

"Any person who has cheated or looted the country shall be brought to justice. This is regardless of whether he is in India or abroad," he said, in an apparent reference to economic offenders Vijay Mallya, Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi, all of whom are staying abroad.

Modi said the Centre's effort against corruption has created a "stir from Chennai to Delhi," and that all those who were "used to making bills in government contracts, "different bills, and welfare schemes, are now facing the music."

That was why they were all coming together, he said in an apparent reference to a proposed grand alliance of major opposition parties, including the Congress and DMK.

"They say that keeping aside all other considerations they must unite to remove this watchman. However big a group they form, out of fear and negativity, Narendra Modi will stand firmly with the poor," he said.

"And I call upon the people of Madurai and the youth of Tamil Nadu to reject these forces of negativity," he said.

Modi, who started his address by extending salutations in Tamil, hailed Madurai for being a seat of the ancient Tamil Sangam, and a pilgrimage city. He also paid tributes to the late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on the occasion.

Modi, who earlier laid the foundation stone for the All India Institute of Medical Sciences at nearby Thoppur, said it the hospital would be "ready soon."

Work was on to establish one medical college in every three Lok Sabha constituencies which was being done with the objectives of improving medical services and providing avenues of education and employment to the youth, he said.

Besides direct intervention in health care, the Centre was also focused on preventive health care and the Swachh Bharat initiative has become a people's movement with marked increase in rural sanitation, he said.

Nine crore toilets have been built in the last four years, with 47 lakh of them in Tamil Nadu, he said.
The government was working to improve the ease of living for the poor and middle class, Modi said while highlighting the increased focus on connectivity including highways and airways.
The speed of building highways and laying railway lines has doubled, he said, adding projects pending for years have been expedited.

The government has started work on a Rs 2,100 crore project to link the holy island of Rameswaram and Pamban in the state, while a new a Pamban bridge is being constructed to facilitate people in the region, he informed.

Madurai and Chennai will be now connected through the 'ultramodern' Tejas train while the country's fastest Train 18 will in times to come provide high speed connectivity across the country, he said.
Developed at the Chennai-based Integral Coach Factory (ICF), Train 18's largescale production will create jobs for Tamil Nadu youth, the Prime Minister said, adding several other countries have also evinced interest in it.

On the Devendra Kula Velalar community's demand to be scrapped from the Scheduled Castes list, Modi said he was "fully sensitive" about it.

A 'significant' progress has been made on the matter, he said and assured 'justice' to the community, which wants to be included in the OBC list.

Railway Recruitment: Minimum Education Qualification for Junior Engineer (Level 6) & Sr.Section Engineer (Level 7)

Railway Recruitment: Minimum Education Qualification for Junior Engineer (Level 6) & Sr.Section Engineer (Level 7)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E (NG) II/2001/RR-1/6.
RBE No. 7/2019
New Delhi, Dated 10.01.2019
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units
Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards.

Sub: Educational qualification for recruitment to Group 'C' posts in S&T Departments on the Railways.

Attention is invited to this office letter of even number dated 07/03/2016 (RBE No.25/2016) prescribing minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the posts of Junior Engineer and. Senior Section Engineer in S&T Department on the Railways.

2. Pursuant to reference received from one of the field units, review of the same has been undertaken in consultation with Signal & Telecommunication Directorates of this Ministry and it has been decided in the Board that henceforth minimum qualification for Direct Recruitment to post of JE/SSE stand modified as under:-

Junior Engineer (Signal),Junior Engineer (Tele.),Junior Engineer, (Drawing, Design & Estimation) Level - 6Three years Diploma in(a) Electrical/Electronics/Information Technology/ Communication Engineering/Computer Science & Engineering/Computer Science/ Computer Engineering
OR
(b) a combination of any sub stream of basic streams of Electrical/Electronics/Information Technology/Communication Engineering/Computer Science & Engineering/Computer Science/ Computer Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
Sr. Section Engineer (Signal)Sr. Section Engineer (Tele)Sr. section Engineer (Drawing, Design & Estimation)Level -7Four years Bachelor's Degree in(a) Electrical/ Electronics/ Information Technology/ Communication Engineering/Computer Science & Engineering/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering or M.Sc. Electronics
OR
(b) a combination of any sub stream of,basic streams of Electrical/Electronics/
Information Technology / Communication Engineering/Computer Science & Engineering/ Computer Science/ Computer Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.

3. These instructions will be effective from the date of issue recruitment notification published under Centralized Employment 03/2018 issued by Railway Recruitment Boards.

4. As regards Direct Recruitment to the post read in conjunction with this office letter 25.10.2018, circulated under RBE No. 166/2018.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

((This disposes of RRB Secunderabad letter No. RRB/SC/JE/CEN/2018/).
(M.M.Rai)
Jt. Dirbctor Estt [N)-II
Railway Board.
No. E(NG)II/200l/RR-1 /6
New Delhi. Dated: 10.01.2019
Source: NFIR

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