Thursday, 28 November 2019

No proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Central Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service


No proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Central Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service

No proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Central Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1234
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th NOVEMBER, 2019

Question by SHRI LAVU SRI KRISHNA DEVARAYALU & ANSWER by MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE SHRI ANURAG SINGH THAKUR

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

1. Question: whether it is true that the Economic Survey presented this year recommends an increase in retirement age for employees to 70 years;
Answer: The Economic Survey 2018-19 did not recommend an increase the retirement age for employees to 70 years. It merely highlighted the experience of other major countries.

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2. Question: if so, the details of the recommendation along with its status;
Answer: Does not arise.

3. Question: whether it is true that the Ministry is planning to bring a new proposal of 33 years of service or 60 years whichever is less for Central Government employees instead of implementing the above recommendation; and
Answer: Presently, there is no proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service, whichever is earlier.

4. Question: if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor along with its status?
Answer: Does not arise

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7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers working in Constructions Organization


7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers working in Constructions Organization
7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance

NFIR

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC(Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part II
Dated: 20/11/2019
The Member Engineering,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Member Staff
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Recommendations of 7th CPC - Payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers working in Constructions Organization - reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.PC VIII/2017/ 1/7/5/4 dated 10/08/2017 (RBE No. 87/2017).
(ii) Railway Board’s clarification issued to GM (P), E.C. Railway vide letter No.PC VII/ 2017/1/7/5/4 dated 25/10/2018.
(iii) GS/NFIR’ s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC(Imp)/2016/ Allowance/ Part II dated 24/12/2018 to the Secretary (E), Railway Board and sent to AM (CE) & EDPC-II, Railway Board.

While enclosing copy of NFIR’s letter No.IV/NFIR/ 7 CPC (Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part II dated 24/12/2018 on the subject, the Federation expresses its disappointment over continued denial of Risk & Hardship Allowance to the Track Maintainers working in Construction Organizations on Indian Railways. The Federation in its letter dated 24/12/2018 had elaborately explained the merits, justifying payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance to the Track Maintainers of Construction Organizations also. Sadly, due to Railway Board’s clarification issued to the General Manager (P), E.C. Railway vide letter dated 25th October, 2018, the payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Construction Organizations Track Maintainers has been denied and wherever paid for the previous period, the same is being recovered.

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Though nearly ten months passed from the date of letter of Federation, there has been no reply indicating action taken on this issue. This has compelled the Federation to seek intervention of Railway Board (ME & MS) for reviewing the case and allowing payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Track Maintainers working in the Construction Organizations.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (ME & MS) to kindly consider the matter objectively and accord approval for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance to those Track Maintainers working in Construction Organizations over Indian Railways. It may kindly be appreciated that this issue deserves to be settled immediately without waiting for the report of EDs Committee in view of the merits involved for payment.

DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Scholarship for Single Girl Child


Education scholarship scheme for single girl child

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 1333
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th NOVEMBER, 2019

Scholarship for Single Girl Child

1333. SHRI PATEL HASMUKHBHAI SOMABHAI:

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government proposes any education scholarship scheme for single girl child; and

(b) if so, the details thereof during the last three years?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’)

(a): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) are implementing the following scholarship/fellowship schemes exclusively for Single
Girl Child.

Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child:- CBSE is implementing Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child. Those single girl child, who have passed class X examination with 60% marks and studying in CBSE affiliated schools in class XI and XII are eligible for the award. The rate of scholarship is Rs. 6,000/- per annum. The number of scholarships for each year is determined based on the applications received.

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UGC is implementing two schemes for Single Girl Child namely:-

(i) Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl child:- This scholarship is awarded to single girl child up to 30 years of age for studying in various postgraduate courses in colleges / universities on a full-time basis. Rate of scholarship is Rs. 36,200 per annum for a period of two years only. The number of fresh scholarship given per year is 3,000.

(ii) Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship for Research in Social Sciences:- Fellowship programme is provided to only girl child up to the age of 40 years for five years and admitted in full time Ph.D programme in Social Sciences in Colleges/Universities. Fellowship amount of Rs. 25,000 per month for first two years and Rs. 28,000 per month for remaining tenure is provided. There is no fixed number of fellowships for a particular year which is variable depending upon the number of applications received every year.

(b): The details of scholarships / fellowships provided and amount disbursed during the last three years is as under:-


Scholarship for Single Girl Child

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