Friday, March 11, 2011





Thursday, March 10, 2011

LTC Clarficatory orders


F. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.IV Branch, New Delhi, dated
                                                                                                                  March4, 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification regarding reimbursement of LTC-80 fare.

             The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 7(1)/E. Coord/2008 dated 4.12.2008 regarding restriction of the Air Travel on the LTC to Air India's LTC-80 fares with effect from 1st December,2008.
 2.         References are being received in this Department seeking clarification for admissibility of LTC claims of Government officials in cases where the air fare paid for travel by Air India happens to be less than LTC-80 class of Air India. It is clarified that reimbursement of air fare lower than LTC-80 air fare of Air India will also be admissible for journeys performed by Air India under LTC as the intention is to ensure that the LTC claim should not in any case , exceed LTC-80 fare of Air India. 
3.         It is further clarified that instructions issued by this Department on air travel from time to time continue to remain in force.

                                                                                                       Sd/-
                                                   (A.  Bhattacharya)
                                                                 Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

CGHS/MA RULES - NEW ORDER


NO.S.14025/2/2011-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
313, 'D' Wing, Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi -110108

                                                                                                                 Dated: 11th  January,2011
                                            OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:   Delegation of powers of Head of Department to Head of Office for        settling permission cases and post facto approval to reimbursement in           relaxation of rules in emergent cases under CGHS/CS (MA) Rules, 1944.
             The undersigned is directed to invite reference to para (ii) of this Ministry's Office Memorandum NO.S.14012/9/75-MC (MS) dated 18.06.1982, as mentioned at point 4 under Appendix-VIII of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 relating to reimbursement in relaxation of rules in emergent cases, which stipulates that powers for settling permission cases and post facto approval should not be exercised by authorities lower than Heads of Departments.
 2.         The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has examined the question of further delegation of powers to Head of Offices/officers at Under Secretary level, in such offices, which are not headed by officers equivalent to a Deputy Secretary, in the matter and it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to delegate such powers in the following manner:-
       "In case of medical reimbursement, delegation of power can be given to Under Secretaries in the Departments of Central Government declared as Heads of Offices subject to the condition that upto Rs. two thousand for taking treatment in OPD and upto Rs. Five thousand for taking treatment in IPD under CGHS/CS(MA) Rules, 1944. This delegation of powers can be exercised as per the prescribed rate list of nearest CGHS covered city or actual whichever is lower for CS (MA} beneficiaries and as per package rate for CGHS beneficiaries in CGHS cities."
 3. This order is applicable to both CGHS and CS(MA) beneficiaries.
 4. This Office Memorandum issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance vide 10 No 14(1)/E.IIA/2010 dated 06.07.2010.
                                                                                                                     S/d
                                                                                                           (Sanjay Pant)
                                                                             Under Secretary to the Government of India.

Flash News


09/03/2011
NEW MEMBERS TO POSTAL SERVICES BOARD
Directorate vide letter no 1-56/2003-SPG dated 08-03-2011 has issued postings/transfers to the grade of Member Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Services, Group-A in the pay scale of Rs 75500-80000/-.
Sl no
Name of the officer
Presently posted
Posting on promotion
Remarks
1
Ms.P.Gopinath
(1977 Batch)
Presently on Deputation
Member(Tech)
Vacant post
2
Col.Kamleswar Prasad (1977 Batch)
CPMG Bihar Circle
Member (HRD)
Vice Sri V.Sada sivam trfd.





08/03/2011
RETIREMENT AGE FOR CIVIL SERVENTS AT 62 FROM 60 
The top two officials in the state administration, chief secretary, Mr S.V. Prasad, and the director-general of police, Mr K. Aravinda Rao, will benefit from the Centre’s decision to set the retirement age for civil servants at 62 years from the present 60 years. Mr Aravinda Rao was due to retire in June and the chief secretary in September. 
Sources told this newspaper that the Cabinet subcommittee of the Union government gave its nod for enhancing the retirement age, and orders amending the service rules are expected much before the retirement of the two officials. The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, was keen to enhance the retirement age of bureaucrats.
 
Sources said that though the proposal is ready for implementation, there will be a few months’ delay because the government wants to make Mr Pulok Chatterjee the new Cabinet secretary at the Centre and prefers to wait for bureaucrats senior to him to retire before it makes the announcement.
 
Mr Chatterjee had earlier worked with the UPA chairperson, Mrs Sonia Gandhi, and is considered a natural choice to take over from the incumbent Mr K.M. Chandrasekhar. “There are a few bureaucrats senior to Mr Chatterjee and the Centre will wait for their retirement in April,” explained a senior official.
 
Back here in the state, the government will be keen to retain the services of Mr Prasad and Mr Aravinda Rao who have proved to be assets when the state is passing through turbulent times. The former chief minister, Mr K. Rosaiah, appointed the two officials to the top posts and his successor Mr N. Kiran Kumar Reddy did not make any changes. Another senior bureaucrat, Ms Janaki Kondapi, will also benefit from the change in the new retirement age as she is due for retirement in the next few months.
 

Source:
 Deccan Chronicle
 

Friday, March 4, 2011

SRI. G.P.MUTHIKRISHNAN,AGS,NAPEC IS BERIEVED



Shri G.P. Naidu father of Shri G.P.  Muthukrishnan, passedaway 02.03.2011.Sri gp.Muthukrishnan was in pondicherry in organizing the ensuing programmes of FNPO when the sad news was conveyed.
the NUPEGC conveys its deep condolence to the bereaved family.Sri GPM wiull attend the programme at pondichery


GS NAPEC

POSTAL BILL IN THE PARLIAMENT

New Delhi: A new regulator on the cards for India Post and private courier firms would fix the tariffs for their services. The government has comprehensively re-drafted an earlier Bill on postal regulation with a view to bringing the entire communication industry under a regulatory regime similar to the one for the telecom sector.

As per the re-drafted Bill —the Post Office and Courier Services Bill, 2010—which was reviewed by FE, the courier firms would need to register themselves with the regulator—Postal Regulatory Authority of India (PRAI)— and adhere to a set of guidelines for quality of services framed by it. The firms will also have to contribute to a Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) to enable delivery of postal services to financially unviable areas at affordable rates.

However, the government has dropped the controversial provision in the original (2006) draft of the Bill which sought to bar private courier firms from carrying packets weighing below 500 gm. Also, in a departure from the original draft, which specified the fee structure for the players, the new Bill has left such matters for the regulator to decide.

The size of the Indian courier industry is over Rs 4,000 crore with major players being DHL, FedEx India and DTDC.

As per the latest proposal, PRAI will have functions similar to that of telecom regulator TRAI. It can suo motto recommend to the government policy measures on the entire gamut of the postal sector. On its part, the government can seek its recommendations on issues of importance.

Once PRAI is constituted, all existing courier firms would have to register themselves with it for a 10-year period on payment of a fee. The registration, of course, can be renewed once it expires.

The regulator would set eligibility criteria for those wanting to enter the sector in the new regulated regime. It would have powers to recommend to the government revocation of licenses of any firm which fails to meet the criteria set out by it.

The government (read the department of post and a reinforced Postal Board) would retain the powers to make policies and provide licenses.

A Postal Dispute Settlement and Appellate Tribunal would be set up to arbitrate on disputes between the industry and the regulator, the regulator and the government, industry and the government; and between industry players.

 

WEBSITE OF FNPO

THERE IS  TECHNICAL PROBLEM  IN  THE WEBSITE OF FNPO  www.fnpo.org AND  IT CAN NOT BE UPDATED AND IT MAY TAKE THREE TO FOUR DAYS.THE VIEWERS ARE REQUESTED TO BEAR WITH US.
SG FNPO

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

SUPPORT AND EXPRESS SOLIDARITY TO THE AGITAION PROGRAMEE OF FNPO,MAHARASTRA

THE FNPO AFFILIATES EMBARKED UPON AGITATION PROGRAMME FROM 01-03-2011 AND THE FIRST PHAGE IS SUCCESSFUL AT ALL REGIONAL/DIVISIONAL HEAD QUARTERS.THE SECOND PHASE WILL START FROM 4TH MARCH 2011.AS YOU ALL AWARE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS ANTI UNIONS AND VICTIMIZED THE CIRCLE SECRETARY AND OTHER OFFICE BEARERS OF THE FNPO.SUPPORT THE PROGRAMMEE BY SENDING TELEGRAMS TO THE CPMG, MAHARASTRA AND DG POSTS.
1.WITHDRAW ALL THE ACTIONS OF VICTIMIZATION AND ISSUE OF ILLEGAL CHARGE SHEETS,SUSPENSIONS TO OFFICE BEARERS.
2.TRANSFER SPOS ,BEED FOR HIS VIOLATION OF RULES AND  MISUSE OF  DISCIPLINARY
   POWERS.
3. ORDER VIGILANCE ENQUIRY AGAINST SP.BEED  AND RO,AURANGABAD.

THE TELEGRAMS SHOULD BE SENT BY ALL DIVISIONAL/CIRCLE SECRETARIES

GENERAL SECRETARY,NAPEC NEW DELHI