Friday, April 26, 2013

DA ORDERS ISSUED BY THE FINANCE MINISTRY

ORDERS WERE ISSUED BY THE FINANCE MINISTRY ENHANCING THE DA 8% FROM 1-1-2013.TO DOWNLOAD ORDERS CLICK ON NUPEGC-DATABASE ON THE RIGHT SIDE AND DA ORDERS IN THE DATABASE.
GENERAL SECRETARY

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

ORDERS ISSUED FOR CONTINUATION OF ADHOC ARRANGEMENTS IN HSG I

DEPARTMENT ISSUED ORDERS  FOR CONTINUATION OF AD HOC ARRANGEMENTS IN HSG I FOR SIX MONTHS  ARE TILL REGULARIZATION WHICHEVER IS EARLIER.ORDERS FOR REGULARIZATION DATED 18TH ALREADY POSTED IN THIS BLOG .TO DOWN LOAD ORDERS ON ADHOC ARRANGEMENTS CLICKON THE RIGHTSIDE ON NUPEGC-Database and hsg adhoc arrangements in the database
GENERAL SECRETARY

Saturday, April 20, 2013

CABINETSUBCOMMITTEE TO NEGOTIATE WITH UNIONS

PRIME MINISTER WILL ,APPOINT CABINET SUB COMMITTEE TO NEGOTIATE WITH UNIONS ON THE 10 CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF TWO DAYS STRIKE.FOR DETAILS CLICK ON THE NUPEGC-DATABASE ON THE RIGHT SIDEAND CABINET IN THE DATABASE
GENERAL SECRETARY

Friday, April 19, 2013

HSG I CLARIFICATION

AT LAST THE DEPARTMENT ISSUED ORDERS OF CLARIFICATION PERMITTING FILLING UP OF HSG I POSTS IN POSTAL AND RMS.TO DOWN LOAD THE ORDERS CLICK ON THE RIGHT SIDE ON NUPEGC-Database and hsgi_rr.107230804.pdf in the Database

General Secretary

DA increased 8% wef 1.1.2013 to Central Govt. Employees



*The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2013 at the rate of 8 % over the existing rate of 72 %. Thus, the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs.8629.20 crore per annum and Rs. 10067.36 crore in the financial year 2013-14 (that is for a period of 14 months from January, 2013 to February, 2014)* *Note: No orders received about merger of 50% DA*

Monday, April 15, 2013

GPF INTEREST RATE FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2013-14 IS 8.7%-FINANCE MINISTRY ORDERS (Click link below for details)

RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON DISCIPLINARY AND VIGILANCE INQUIRIES (HOTA COMMITTEE). (Click link below for details)
RECRUITMENT ON ALL INDIA BASIS BY OPEN COMPETITION AND OTHERWISE THAN BY OPEN COMPETITION — CLARIFICATION REGARDING.
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Friday, April 12, 2013

No: S.11031/03/2012-13/CGHS (HEC)/CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministiy of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi - 110 108, dated the 9th April 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Regarding empanelment of Kalra Hospital, Kirtinagar, New Delhi
               under  CGHS, Delhi.
With reference to the above mentioned matter the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the Office Memorandum of even number dated 18.12.2012 vide which Kalra Hospital, Kirtinagar, New Delhi was removed from the list of empanelled hospitals under CGHS, Delhi till further orders, In response to the representations received, an inspection of Kalra Hospital, Kirtinagar, New Delhi was carried out on 20.03.2013 by a team of officers led by Addl. Director, CGHS(HQ) to ascertain whether the deficiencies pointed out in the earlier inspection were rectified or not.
2.         Based on the findings of the inspection report, empanelment of the above hospital under CGHS has been restored, initially for a period of six months for all available facilities w.e.f. the date of issue of this Office Memorandum on the same terms and conditions on which the hospital was empanelled under CGHS prior to 18.12.2012,.
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[V.P.Singh]
Deputy Secretary to Government of India
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp

Thursday, April 11, 2013

SURPLUS CELL & DEPARTMENTAL COUNCIL: FAQ {CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS}
DEPARTMENTAL CANTEEN EMPLOYEES : FAQ {CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS}


CLARIFICATION ON EXPANSION OF CLIENTELE ELIGIBLE FOR PLI

CORRECTION IN CLAUSE L70 OF POST OFFICE GUIDE PART-I REGARDING AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION PAYABLE IN CASE OF LOSS/DAMAGE OF REGISTERED ARTICLES (Click link below for details)

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

FOREIGN ASSIGNMENTS FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – COMPILATION OF FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY DOPT

FAQs on Foreign Assignments

Q. 1 What are the categories of Foreign Assignments? 

A. Long Term Assignments (Period over 90 days)

(1) Foreign posts of the Government of India. These are posts in the Embassies/High Commissions of India under the administrative control of various Ministries/Departments of the GoI (other than the Ministry of External Affairs). These posts carry tenure of three years. These are filled through the Civil Services Board procedure by the E.O. Division in the Department of Personnel & Training after due circulation of the vacancy.
(2) Captive posts of the GoI. These include the posts of Executive Directors in the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the Asian Development Bank(ADB) etc., Advisers and Technical or Executive Assistants to the Executive Directors and other similar posts where recruitment is restricted to Indian experts. These are also filled through the Central Staffing Scheme of the GoI by the E.O. Division in the Department of Personnel & Training after due circulation of the vacancy.
(3) International Assignments to the UN and its agencies: Selections to these assignments are secured by the officers themselves either through open advertisements or being directly offered such positions by the International Bodies and by nomination by the GoI for competitive selection by the International Body. Maximum tenure limits to such assignments is 5 years at a stretch and 7 years in the entire career.

Short Term Consultancies (period up to 90 days)

(4) Short Term Consultancies offered by International Bodies for a period of up to 90 days. Officers below the level of Joint Secretary are entitled to take up such short-term consultancies. There is a ban on JS and above level officers for taking up short-term consultancy assignments. Tenure limits for Short-term consultancy assignments are 90 days in a calendar year and 25 months in the entire career. However, officers of Joint Secretary and above levels can only take up pro-bono’ short term teaching assignments for a period of one month in a year. Officers have to take leave due and admissible (other than Extra Ordinary leave) for such assignments.

Q. 2 What is the procedure for getting cadre clearance of DOP&T for the foreign assignments mentioned in (3) above?

A. The procedures laid down in para 3 of the Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for All India Service Officers contained in DOP&T’s letter No. 14017/33/2005- AIS (II)(Pt.I) dated 28.11.2007  and para 2.1 of the Consolidated Deputation Guidelines for Organized Group ‘A & ‘EV Services contained in DOP&T’s O.M. No. AB-140 17/2/07-Estt.(RR) dated 29.2.2008  are applicable.

Q. 3 Whether clearance of DOP&T is required for officers working under the Central Staffing Scheme to take up foreign assignments?

A. Yes. All the proposals for grant of cadre clearance in respect of AIS officers (whether in the cadre or working at the Centre) for taking up foreign assignments are required to be sent to DOP&T for approval. All the proposals for grant of Cadre Clearance in respect of Joint Secretary and above level officers belonging to Organized Group ‘A’ & ‘EC Services (whether in the cadre or working at the Centre) for taking up foreign assignments are also required to be sent to DOP&T for approval. However, all proposals for grant of Cadre Clearance to officers of below JS level, belonging to Organized Group ‘A’ & ‘EV Services to take up foreign assignment will be processed by the Cadre Controlling Authority. However, for curtailing the tenure of Group ‘A’ service officers below the level of Joint Secretary and working under the Central Staffing Scheme approval of the ACC through DOP&T would be required.

Q. 4 What are the restrictions on officers dealing with International Organizations in their official capacity?

A. There are no restrictions on officers up to the level of Director. However, for JS and above levels, in case the officer has had official dealing with the international organization and the Secretary of the concerned Ministry categorically certifies that the officer did not use his official position to get the foreign assignment, such cases will be considered by the Committee of Secretaries based on the merits of each individual case and appropriate recommendations made if the assignment has been offered by applying against an open advertisement.

Q. 5 Is there a cooling off requirement?

A. After every period of deputation there shall be a mandatory “Cooling off’ period of three years for JS and below levels, one year for Addl. Secretary level and ‘Nil’ for Secretary level.

Q. 6. Is there a prescribed format for submitting proposals of foreign assignments to DOP&T?

A. Yes, separate checklists have been devised for submitting long term foreign assignment proposals to DOP&T for AIS & Group ‘A’ & ‘B’ services. The same are available on the Departmental website.

Q. 7 Whether the foreign assignment can be taken up while on Central deputation with the GoI? If yes, what is the prescribed tenure limit?

A. An officer who is on Central deputation with the GoI after having completed his normal ‘cooling off in the cadre, may be permitted to proceed on a foreign assignment subject to the tenure limits mentioned in Question No. 1. However, overall absence from the cadre will be limited to 7 years, in both the stints put together. Cadre clearance at the time of such shifting would be required.

Q. 8 Can I shift from one foreign assignment to another foreign assignment?

A. Yes, with the prior approval of the Competent Authority. However, this will be  subject to the overall tenure limits of 5 years at a stretch and 7 years in the entire career.

Q. 9 I proceeded on foreign assignment before issue of the Consolidated Deputation Guidelines issued on 28.11.2007 and 29.2.2008. Will I be governed by the earlier instructions or whether the new Guidelines would apply?

A. Tenures approved by the Competent Authority prior to the issue of the Consolidated Deputation Guidelines would not be affected. However, extension of tenure of foreign assignment beyond the approved periods would be governed as per the new Deputation Guidelines dated 28.11.2007 and 29.2.2008.

DECLARATION OF HOLIDAY ON 14th APRIL -2013: BIRTH DAY DR. B.R. AMBEDKAR {CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS}

DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES ORDERS 2013 : OPENING OF BOOKING OF ROOMS OF HOLIDAY HOMES AT MYSORE.
No. D-11016/16/87-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirrnan Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated : 04.04.2013
Office Memorandum
Subject: :- Opening of booking of rooms of holiday homes at Mysore.
         The work of vertical extension of existing holiday home at Mysore has now been completed and accordingly, it has been decided to open the booking of rooms of holiday home at Mysore with immediate effect. Booking will be done by booking authorities as usual.
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(N.S. Chauhan) 
Assistant Director of Estates (Regions)
DIRECTORATE OF ESTATES ORDERS 2013 :  SUSPENSION OF BOOKING OF ROOM NO. 16 OF HOLIDAY HOME AT NAINITAL (KHURPATAL).
No. D-11016/28/2013-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 02.04.2013 
Office Memorandum
Subject :- Suspension of booking of room no. 16 of holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal).
         The undersigned is directed to say that due to renovation work being undertaken by CPWD in holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal), booking of room no. 16 of holiday home at Nainital (Khurpatal) is suspended with effect from 31.03.2013 till further clarifications to be issued by Directorate of Estates.
          This issues with the approval of Director of Estates-II.
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(N.S.Chauhan)
Assistant Director of Estates (Regions)

CONCESSIONS TO PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES – A SUM UP
Physically Challenged central Government employees and Disabled Central Government Employees are provided with various concessions in the form of additional Allowance, leave, reduced rate interest, out of turn allotment etc.
Those concessions are listed as follows. Readers are requested to write about additional concessions if any as comments to this article
1. Special Disability Leave
2. Ad Hoc allotment of quarter to Handicapped employee
3. Ad Hoc allotment of quarter to Handicapped employee
4. Reservation for Person with Disabilities
5. Age Relaxation, Fee Concession, and exemption from Typing Test while joining Central Government Service
6. Transport Allowance at double the rates
7. Income Tax Exemption for Physically Challenged and disabled Salaried Class Employees
8. Special Allowance for child care for women with disabilities and Education Allowance for disabled children of Govt. employees
9. Grant of Children Education Allowance at higher Rates
10. LTC facility for an escort accompanying single handicapped Government servant
11. Employees can use own / hired Car for LTC if employee or family member is Physically Challenged and disabled
1. SPECIAL DISABILITY LEAVE
Admissible to all employees- When disabled by injury intentionally or accidentally inflicted or caused in, or in consequence of the due performance of official duties or in consequence of official position.
When disabled by illness incurred in in the performance of any particular duty, which has the effect of increasing liabilities to illness of injury beyond the ordinary risk attaching to the civil post held under the same condition.
The disability should have manifested within three months of the occurrence to which it is attribute and the person disabled had acted with due promptitude in bringing it to notice. The leave sanctioning authority, if satisfied as to the cause of the disability, may relax the condition and grant leave in case where disability has manifested more than three months after the occurrence of its cause.
The disability should be certified by an Authorized Medical Attendant to be directly due to the particular duty. If it has been contracted during service other than with a military force, the leave sanctioning authority should be satisfied that the disability is exceptional in character.
The period of leave will be as certified by an Authorized Medical Attendant subject to a maximum of 24 month.
It may be granted more than once if the disability is aggravated or recurs in similar circumstances at a later date, but the maximum leave in consequences of any one disability should not exceed 24 months.
It may be combined with any other kind of leave.
It willas service for pension.
It will not be debited to the leave account.
The leave salary for the first 120 days will be the pay last drawn and for the remaining period, it will be equal to leave salary during half pay leave, in such cases, beyond the first 120 days the official may take half leave (at his credit) for another 120 days along with the special disability leave simultaneously and get leave salary equal to that on eared leave. The half pay leave so taken will be debited to his leave account.
If the official is entitled to any benefit under the Workmen’s Compensation Act the Employee’s state Insurance Act. The amount of leave salary will be reduced by the amount of benefit payable under the above Acts.
Appointing authors are competent to sanction Special Disability Leave-Rule 44 and 45.
2. SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE
Special Casual leave not more than 10 days in a calendar year may be granted to attend Conferences/ Seminars/ Training/ Workshop related to Disability and devolvement– related programmers organized at national and State Level agencies, Absence in excess of 10 days may be treated as regular leave due and admissible and it can also combined with regular leave –On dated 14-11-2007.
3. AD HOC ALLOTMENT OF QUARTER TO HANDICAPPED EMPLOYEE
Ad hoc allotment of quarter to handicapped employees will be considered in the following cases:-
- The blind i,.e those who suffer form either of –
(a) Total absence of sight.
(b) Visual Acuity not exceeding 6/90 or 20/200(snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses.
(c) Impression of the field of the vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse.
- The deaf, having hearing loss of more than 90 decibels in the better ear (profoundimpairment)or total loss of hearing in both ears.
- The orthopedicallly handicapped to the extent of 40% and above disability,
- Mentally handicapped / spastic dependents
 4. RESERVATION FOR PERSON WITH DISABILITIES
- Categories -
(a) Blindness or low vision;
(b) Hearing impairment;
(c) Locomoter disability or cerebral palsy. [Includes all cases of orthopedically handicapped persons.]
Reservation is admissible only for those who suffer form not less than 40 percent of relevant disability.
For Direct Recruitment.- admissible for all Groups, viz. Group ‘A’ ,Group ‘B’, Group ‘C’, Group ‘D’.
For promotion – Admissible to Group D and Group c posts only in which the elements of direct recruitment ,if any, does not exceed 75 percent [(i) within Group D (ii) form Group ‘D’ and(iii) within Group C].
Percentage of reservation – Three percent ( 1% for each of the three categories mentioned above). If a candidate of a particular category is not available or if the nature may be vacancy may be exchanged for a vacancy against another among the 3 categories.
Carry forward of reservation.- Unfilled reserved vacancies will be carried forward to the next block in he same year first .unfilled vacancies at the end of the year will be carried forward to the three subsequent year.
5. AGE RELAXATION, FEE CONCESSION, AND EXEMPTION FROM TYPING TEST WHILE JOINING CENTRAL GOVERNMENT SERVICE
 Age:
Central Government Post
Age Relaxation **
For Groups ‘C’ and ’D’   Posts/ services
10 years for recruitment through SSC/Employment Exchange
For Groups ‘A’ and ‘B’ Posts/services
10 years for recruitment through Open Competitive examinations
**5 year in other cases. This age relaxation is applicable to Disabled and Physically Challenged Candidates aspiring for Central Government Jobs. In respect of SC/ST/OBS candidates, this is over and above the admissible  relaxation of 5 years for SC/ST and 3 years for OBC.
Fee:
Physically Challenged and disabled Candidates aspiring for Central Government Jobs are exempted from examination fee / application fee for competitive examination conducted by UPSC / SSC for all posts.
Typing Test:
Physically Challenged Candidates are exempted from passing Typing Test which is mandatory for certain clerical Posts in Central Government Service, if medical board attached to Employment Exchange certifies that candidates who seeks exemption from Typing Test are unable to use typewriting machine.
6. TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE AT DOUBLE THE RATES
The blind or orthopaedically handicapped  employee in terms of this Ministry’s orders vide OM No 21(1) 97-E-II(B) dated 3.10.1997 shall continue to draw Transport allowance at double the normal rates mentioned in the table below. It is also specified by Government that Transport allowance in respect of Physically Challenged and disabled employees in no case, be less than Rs.1000 per month plus the applicable rate of dearness allowance.
The Normal rates of Transport Allowance are as follows.
Employees drawing grade of pay
Rate of transport allowance per month

13 cities previously classified as ‘A-1’1’A’
Other Places
 Grade Pay of  Rs. 5,400 and above
Rs. 3200+DA
Rs. 1600 + DA
(i) Grade Pay of Rs. 4.200, Rs. 4,600 and Rs.,4,800(ii) Grade Pay below Rs.4,200 but drawing pay in the pay band equal to Rs. 7,440 and above
Rs. 1600+DA
Rs. 800 + DA
Grade Pay Below Rs. 4,200 and pay in the pay band below Rs. 7,440
Rs.600+DA
Rs. 400 + DA
Note: Not admissible to Employees who have been provided with facility of Government transport.
7. INCOME TAX EXEMPTION FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED AND DISABLED SALARIED CLASS EMPLOYEES / DEPENDENTS
As per Section 80 U Salaried Class Employee who are partially or totally blind or physically handicapped a sum of Rs.50,000 can be deducted from the total income of the assessee, if he is a person with disability and Rs.75,000 if he is a person with severe disability.Section 80DD allows a deduction to an individual or HUF if the person has incurred in the previous year any expenditure on medical treatment (including nursing), training and rehabilitation of a dependant with a disability or paid or deposited any amount under a scheme framed in this behalf by an insurer for the maintenance of a dependant with a disability.
A person with a disability is one suffering from not less than 40 per cent of a disability (as certified by a medical authority working in a hospital or institution notified by the Government), which could be blindness, low vision, leprosy – cured, hearing impairment, locomotor disability, mental retardation, mental illness.
Hearing impairment, for this purpose, means a loss of 60 decibels or more in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies.
A person with disability also includes the one suffering from autism, cerebral palsy, mental retardation or a combination of any two or more. Section 80DD allows a deduction of up to Rs 50,000 a year and if the disability is severe, up to Rs 1,00,000 a year. Severe disability means a person with 80 per cent or more of the disability.
8. SPECIAL ALLOWANCE FOR CHILD CARE FOR WOMEN WITH DISABILITIES AND EDUCATION ALLOWANCE FOR DISABLED CHILDREN OF GOVT. EMPLOYEES
Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission for providing extra benefits to women employees with disabilities especially when they have young children and children with disability, the President is pleased to issue the following instructions :-
(a) Women with disabilities shall be paid Rs. 1000/- per month as Special Allowance for Child care. The allowance shall be payable from the time of the child’s birth till the child is two year old.
(b) It shall be payable for a maximum of two children.
(c) Disability means a person having a minimum Disability of 40% as elaborated in Ministry of Welfare’s Notification No.16-18/97-NI.I dated 1.6.2001.(Annexure)
(d) The above limit would be automatically raised by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.
9. GRANT OF CHILDREN EDUCATION ALLOWANCE AT HIGHER RATES
Children Education Allowance for disabled children of Government employees shall be payable at double the normal rates prescribed. After DA Crossed 50% Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy have been fixed as Rs.15,000 and Rs.45,000 respectively. The rest of the conditions will be the same as stipulated vide OM No. 12011/03/2008-Estt. (Allowance) dated 2nd September, 2008 applicable in respect of Chidren Education Allowance.
10. LTC FACILITY FOR AN ESCORT ACCOMPANYING SINGLE HANDICAPPED GOVERNMENT SERVANT
LTC facility could be allowed for an escort who accompanies a handicapped Govt. servant on the journey subject to the following conditions:-
(i) Prior approval of the Head of the Department concerned is obtained on each occasion.
(ii) The nature of physical disability of the Govt. servant is such as to necessitate an escort for the journey. In case of doubt, the decision of the Head of the Department will be final.
(iii) The physically handicapped Govt. servant does not have an adult family member.
(iv) Any other person who is entitled to LTC does not accompany the handicapped Govt. servant on the journey.
11. EMPLOYEES CAN USE OWN / HIRED CAR FOR LTC IF EMPLOYEE OR FAMILY MEMBER IS PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED AND DISABLED
LTC Rules authorizes the Head of Department to allow use of own / hired car for LTC journey on account of disability of the Government servant or dependent family member after obtaining following documents to avoid misuse of such relaxation:-
(i) Medical Certificate from competent authority.
(ii) Undertaking from Government servant that journey in authorized mode is not feasible and he actually travelled by own car/hired taxi.
Source : punarbhava.in, Income Tax Rules