OFB Circular: Restriction of Overtime Working

OFB Circular: Restriction of Overtime Working 

Instruction No.3502/2017/Per/Policy

KOLKATA – 700 001
TEL: (033) 22485077-80
TELEFAX: (033) 22437822


Dated: 244-03-2017

(Through OFB Comnet)


The Sr.General Managers/General Managers/Head of Units of
All Ordnance Factories/Units

Sub: Restriction of Overtime Working – regarding
Ref:  No.32/OT/Per/Policy dated 10-08-2016.

The matter regarding detailment of employees in various OFs/Units has been reviewed at OFB. Now, it has been decided that, in addition to the existing guidelines for sanction of OT working as communicated vide circular indicated at Ref. above, there shall be no detailment of employees on overtime working on Sundays/Holidays except in respect of essential staffs related to maintenance, security, fire brigade etc. for the 1st Qtr. of next Financial Year i.e. from April 2017 to June 2017. For subsequent quarters, separate orders will be issued after review at OFB.

02. All OFs/Units are, therefore, requested to comply with the above decision of OFB positively while granting Overtime working to their employees w.e.f. 01-04-2017 to 30-06-2017.

[Dr.(Smt.) Vani A Singh]
For Director General, Ordnance Factories


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Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016

Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016

Though the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Act, 1988 has been on the statute book since more than 28 years, the same could not be made operational because of certain inherent defects. With a view to providing effective regime for prohibition of benami transactions, the said Act was amended through the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amended Act, 2016. The amended law empowers the specified authorities to provisionally attach benami properties which can eventually be confiscated. Besides, if a person is found guilty of offence of benami transaction by the competent court, he shall be punishable with rigorous imprisonment for a term not less than one year but which may extend to 7 years and shall also be liable to fine which may extend to 25% of the fair market value of the property.

The Benami Transactions (Prohibition) Amendment Act, 2016 came into effect from1st November, 2016. Several benami transactions have been identified since the coming into effect of the amended law. Show cause notices for provisional attachment of benami properties have been issued in 140 cases involving properties of the value of about Rs. 200 crore. Out of these, provisional attachment has already been effected in 124 cases. The benami properties attached include deposits in bank accounts and immovable properties.

The Government has put in place empowered institutions for efficient implementation of the amended law. In exercise of powers conferred under sub-section (2) of section 28 read with section 59 of the amended Prohibition of Benami Property Transactions Act, 1988, vide Notification No. SO 3290E, dated 25.10.2016 the Central Government has notified specified Income-tax authorities to act as Initiating Officer, Approving Authority and Administrator in respect of benami transactions. Further, vide Notification No. SO 3288E, dated 25.10.2016, the Adjudicating Authority has been notified

This was stated by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar, Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


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Ordnance Factory Board (OFB)

Ordnance Factory Board

Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) was established in 1979. It is a departmentally run production organization functioning under the Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence and manufactures Arms, Ammunitions, Artillery Guns, Tanks, Combat Vehicles, Troop Comfort items and other equipment required by the Armed Forces. It serves as a dedicated production base for military hardware needs of the Armed Forces, with a view to achieve self-reliance in defence preparedness of the country.

Performance of OFB in terms of value of issue during the last three years and current year is as below:

(Rs. in Crore)

2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
(till February 2017)
11,123 11,364 13,047 12,426




This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Laxmi Narayan Yadav in Lok Sabha today.


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One Rank One Pension Scheme

One Rank One Pension Scheme

Around 3200 representations for addressing the anomalies on One Rank One Pension (OROP) were received from individuals / Associations which were examined and issues referred to the Judicial Committee on OROP for its recommendations. The Committee has submitted its report on 26.10.2016.

Pension Grievances Cell in the Department is receiving grievances of the pensioners / family pensioners regarding non-payment of OROP benefits and taking up the matter with the concerned offices e.g. Controller General of defence Accounts (CGDA), Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension) and Pension Disbursing Agencies (Banks) for redressal of their grievances in a time-bound manner. Service Headquarters and CGDA also have dedicated grievances Directorates / Cells for redressal of the grievances of Ex-Servicemen. Disposal of the grievance is monitored at the highest level in the Government.

Annual Financial implication on account of grant of OROP is estimated at Rs. 7,488.70 Crore and Rs. 10,925.11 Crore towards arrears for the period of 01.07.2014 to 31.12.2015.

The status of payment to the Defence Forces Pensioners / Family Pensioners on account of implementation of OROP order, as on 27.02.2017 are as under:-

No. of cases paid (1st instalment and lump sum payments) Amount disbursed
(Rs. in crore)
No. of cases paid 2nd instalment Amount disbursed
(Rs. in crore)
19,93,815 4,076.95 15,57,950 2,298.21

As per Government order dated 07.11.2015 on OROP, the pension would be re-fixed every 5 years.

Personnel who opt to get discharged after 07.11.2015 on their own request under Rule 13(3)1(i)(b), 13(3)1(iv) or Rule 16B of the Army Rule 1954 or equivalent Navy or Air Force Rules will not be entitled to the benefits of OROP.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Mullappally Ramachandran and others in Lok Sabha today.



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Decision on 7th CPC allowances : Deep sense of frustration among employees

Decision on 7th CPC allowances : Deep sense of frustration among employees

Delaying 7th CPC allowances announcement will cause deep sense of frustration among Central Government employees.

“Reports indicate that the Government might take more time to announce its decisions regarding the Ashok Lavasa Committee’s report on allowances that were prescribed by the Seventh Pay Commission”

The Committee on Allowances was formed under the leadership of Ashok Lavasa in July 2016 to review the recommendations on allowances by the 7th CPC. The committee was initially given 4 months period to submit its report to Finance Ministry.

Later, citing the stagnation that resulted due to demonetization, the Finance Ministry extended the period for submitting the report to 22nd Feb 2017.
Replying to a question in the Parliament, Central Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal said, on March 10, that the Allowance Committee has not yet submitted its report and that the government will immediately announce its decisions on the report as soon as it is received. He added that the committee is in the last leg of preparing its reports and that it would be submitted to the government very soon.

Previously, it was said that the government will announce its decision as soon as the assembly elections in the five states concluded. Announcements were expected in Arun Jaitley’s budget speech in the Parliament. BJP’s win in the elections is now believed to be the reason behind a dramatic change in the situation.

As far as the Central Government employees are concerned, those living in the accommodations provided by the government are not bothered by the House Rent Allowance because the government doesn’t pay them any House Rent Allowance. Moreover, most higher officials stay in government accommodations.

Decisions on allowances offered to the armed forces are of special significance.

More than 50 lakh employees are hoping that the Centre will implement the revised allowances from April 1 onwards.

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Report on pay hike of teachers

Report on pay hike of teachers

Minister of State for HRD Shri Mahendra Nath Pandey said in a written reply in Parliament on 23rd March 2017 that he Pay review Committee constituted by the University Grants Commission (UGC) for pay revision of academic staff of Universities and Colleges has submitted its report and the same is under consideration of the Central Government. The modalities to implement the revised scales in State Universities will be decided after approval of Central Cabinet in this regard.

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Why 7th Pay Commission’s ‘miserly’ hike is understandable

Why 7th Pay Commission’s ‘miserly’ hike is understandable

The central government is well aware of the fiscal trap pay hike largesse portends.

The 33 lakh-strong central government employees are peeved with what they perceive to be a niggardly increase granted by the 7th Pay Commission vis-à-vis the earlier pay commissions and accepted with alacrity by the central government.

The government though has averred that it is “not appropriate” to compare the increase in minimum pay suggested by the 7th Central Pay Commission with that of the previous commissions. According to the 7th Pay Commission, the real increase given in 1996 and 2006 in minimum pay was 31 per cent and 51 per cent.

As compared to that, the commission recommended an increase of 14.29 per cent. In concrete terms, the minimum salary has been hiked from Rs 7,000 per month to Rs 18,000 per month. The central government employees want it to be fixed at Rs 26,000 per month (Source: India.com).

The central government is well aware of the fiscal trap pay hike largesse portends, given the real and grim possibility of state government employees making a clamour for parity with central government salaries.

A Hindu report, however, takes a more charitable view of things when it says that data compiled from multiple sources, including a 2008 official survey, Right to Information applications, media reports and the 2011 Census shows that India has 1,622.8 government servants for every 1,00,000 residents. In stark contrast, the US has 7,681. The central government, with 3.1 million employees, thus has 257 serving every 1,00,000 population, against the US federal government’s 840.

But then comparisons are proverbially odious. The US outdoes India in most government norms including judge-to-population ratio. While it is desirable to emulate the US, practical considerations including the size of the Indian population and the absolute number of employees make it veer towards caution.

Any egregious hike by the central government would have a precipitous impact not only on its finances but also on states, many of which are BJP ruled.

The central government is only following the template it laid down for itself when it boldly addressed the festering problem of the armed forces. While agreeing to one-rank-one-pension (OROP) norm in principle, it stood its ground and remained firm on ensuring this parity only every five years as against the unreasonable demand of every year.

At Rs 93,231 (Economic Survey report) for 2015-16, India’s per capita income for a month translates into an abysmal Rs 7,769 as opposed to what the central government employees have been offered – Rs 18,000. Mind you, the national average hides an inherent skew – the unorganised sector workers intuitively must be getting only half of the national average.

The point is the central government cannot be gung-ho about pay increases for employees coming under its jurisdiction given its ripple effect, in so far as similar demands from state government employees as well as the justified heart-burn it would cause among other employees especially in the unorganised sector.

Time was when public sector bank (PSB) employees got considerably more than central government employees. But successive pay commissions appointed by the central government have upset the PSB employees’ applecart. The sad truth is the central government pays out of the seemingly bottomless coffers of the consolidated fund of India whereas banks have to pay from their revenue and are answerable to their shareholders.

In any case, when the base is already large, further increases necessarily will have to taper down and be incremental. The 2006 increase of 51 per cent was indeed egregious. An encore of it in 2016 was just not possible.

As an aside, it must be pointed out that the central government job is no longer a cushy one, what with a demanding Prime Minister snapping at their heels. They are for the first time feeling the heat of the private sector motto – work hard, party hard.

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7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017

7th CPC Allowance Committee Report – Minister once again replied in Parliament on 22.3.2017

DoPT Minister replied in Lok Sabha on 22nd March 2017 regarding the status of the Committee on Allowances.

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri DR. JITENDRA SINGH said in a written reply to various questions regarding the report of allowance committee in Parliament on 22.3.2017 as follows…

“Several representations have been received from various employees’ associations on allowances by the Committee on Allowances. Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) has also requested to resolve the pending issues including allowances as soon as possible.

To examine the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission on Allowances (other than Dearness Allowance), a Committee of Secretaries under the Chairmanship of Finance Secretary and Secretary, Expenditure has been set up by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure on 22.07.2016.

In the 13 meetings held so far, the Committee has interacted with National Council (Staff Side), Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) and the representatives of All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF), National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR), All India Train Controllers Association (AITCA), All India Guards Council (AIGC), Federation of National Postal Organization, National Federation of Postal Employees, Bhartiya Postal Employees Federation, Bhartiya Postal Employees Association (Group-C), Joint Action Council of Service Doctors Organization (JACSDO), All India GDMO Association (AIGDMOA), Delhi Administration Doctors Welfare Association (DADWA), Faculty Association (Maulana Azad Medical College and associated hospitals), Faculty Welfare Association (Lady Hardinge Medical College), Safdarjung Hospital Medical Officers Association, All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF), Railway Nurses of India, All India ESIC Nurses Federation, PGI Nurses Welfare Association, Trained Nurses Association of India (TNAI), National Federation of Atomic Energy (NFAEE).

The Committee has not yet submitted its report to the Government. Decisions on implementing the Report will be taken after the Report is submitted by the Committee.

Authoirty: Lok Sabha

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More than 9.5 lakhs women avail benefit under the Maternity Benefit Programme during 2014-15 and 2015-16

More than 9.5 lakhs women avail benefit under the Maternity Benefit Programme during 2014-15 and 2015-16

Scheme to be implemented on a Pan India basis w.e.f. 01.01.2017

The Maternity Benefit Programme is a Centrally Sponsored Scheme being implemented through the State Governments/UT Administrations. The Ministry issues guidelines for implementation of the Programme, releases funds in the prescribed cost sharing ratio and monitors implementation of the scheme. Whenever, any incident of non-payment of benefits under the Programme is brought to the notice of the Ministry, the concerned State Government/UT Administration is requested to take necessary action in this regard. Adequate fund have been placed at the disposal of States/UTs for providing maternity benefit to the eligible beneficiaries.

Earlier this scheme was implemented in selected 53 districts of the country, the Government has approved pan-India Implementation of Maternity Benefit Programme to cover all the districts of the country with effect from 01.01.2017. Year-wise details of funds allotted to the scheme are as under:

Year 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
(Rupees in Crore)

* For implementation of Maternity Benefit Programme.

Details of funds released under the Maternity Benefit Programme during 2011-12 to 2016-17 (Up to 06.03.2017) and number of beneficiaries across the country is as follows:

Year 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16
Funds Released (Rs. In Crores) 293.83 82.57 232.05 343.13 233.46
Beneficiaries 309749 644167 588971 616420 336910
No. Of States not reported data of beneficiaries 4 0 3 8 10

This information was given by Minister of State for Women & Child Development, Smt Krishna Raj in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


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Implementation of creamy layer criteria

Implementation of creamy layer criteria

In case of recommendation of name of a candidate by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for service allocation, the candidate is considered for allocation to one of those services by the Government for which he has indicated his preference subject to fulfilment of other conditions like Medical fitness, eligibility for availing reservation as per Civil Services Examination Rules and extant instructions on the subject. Further, vacancies reserved for Other Backward Classes (OBC) candidates are filled by the candidates eligible for availing OBC (Non Creamy Layer) reservation.

The Supreme Court of India in the Indra Sawhney judgement referred to ‘creamy’ layer as those sections or identified groups among the backward classes who are excluded from the purview of reservation. Further, the criterion for determining creamy layer amongst OBCs is provided in the Schedule to the OM dated 08.09.1993. For Category VI of the aforesaid Schedule, wherein Income/Wealth Test for determination of creamy layer has been prescribed, the income ceiling is revised from time to time. The current income ceiling for that purpose is Rs 6 Lakh per annum, as stipulated in DoPT OM dated 27.05.2013.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Devender Goud T. in the Rajya Sabha today.


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Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS

Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS

Government Of India
Ministry Of Health & Family Welfare
C.G.H.S. -II Section

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the 8th March 2017.


Subject: Change in nomenclature of Nursing Staff in CGHS – regarding.

In pursuance to Nursing Division’s Order No.Z.28015/41/2014-N, dated 09.09.2016, the nomenclature of following Nursing Staff in CGHS have been changed as mentioned against each, with immediate effect:

SL.No. Existing Nomenclature of the Post New Nomenclature
1 Staff Nurse Nursing Officer
2 Nursing Sister Senior Nursing Officer

2. The change in nomenclature as mentioned above doesn’t involve change in duties and responsibilities and any additional financial benefits.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Dharminder Singh)

Under Secretary to the Govt. Of India

Signed Copy

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Fixed Minimum Wages for Workers

Fixed Minimum Wages for Workers

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 provides for both the Central and State Governments as the appropriate Governments to fix, review and revise the minimum wages of the workers employed in the scheduled employments under their respective jurisdictions. Presently, there are 45 scheduled employments in the Central Sphere while in the State Sphere the number of such employments is 1709.

The Minimum Wages Act, 1948 is implemented by the Centre as well as the States in respect of their respective jurisdiction. In the Central Sphere, the enforcement is secured through the Inspecting Officers of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) commonly designated as Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM), the compliance in the State sphere is ensured through the State Enforcement Machinery. They conduct regular inspections and in the event of detection of any case of non-payment or under-payment of minimum wages, they advise the employers to make payment of the shortfall of wages. In case of non-compliance, penal provisions against the defaulting employers are invoked. Details of enforcement of Minimum Wages Act, 1948 during 2014-15, 2015-2016 and 2016-2017 (upto December, 2016) are given below.

S .No. Particulars 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
(upto Dec., 2016)
1 No. of Inspections Conducted 6582 9803 5732
2 No. of Irregularities detected 68747 75938 39837
3 No. Irregularities Rectified 87809 46467 40541
4 No. of Prosecutions Launched 3774 1549 1636
5 No. of Convictions 2782 1476 1386

Claim cases under Minimum Wages Act

1 2 3 4 5 6 7
2013-14 3855 3000 2838 123030072 50794115 33439937
2014-15 3980 2167 248 59856881 35892244 30526714
2015-16 3672 743 1796 66654417 44128036 34879425
(upto Dec., 2016)
2610 719 827 74937048 41241934 38196925

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source : PIB

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Government may table 4 GST bills in Parliament today: Minister

Government may table 4 GST bills in Parliament today: Minister

New Delhi: The government may table four GST supplementary legislations in Parliament today, a union minister said.

We can do it today as well. A meeting on GST will be chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today, Minister of State for Finance Arjun Ram Meghwal said when asked about tabling of the four GST bills in the Lok Sabha.

He was speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an infrastructure event here.

The Cabinet on Monday cleared the four GST related bills to enable roll out of the Goods and Services Tax from July 1.

The four bills are: the Central Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017, the Integrated Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017, the Union Territory Goods and Services Tax Bill 2017 and the Goods and Services Tax (Compensation to the States) Bill 2017.

A source had told that the bills would be introduced as money bills in Parliament this week.

Yesterday, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that he was hopeful of rolling out GST from July 1 which will create one of the world’s biggest single markets and make commodities cheaper and tax evasion difficult.

Jaitley said India has “hugely” a non-tax compliant society and the government banned higher denomination notes to curb the tendency of people to deal in cash that lead to tax evasion as well as terror financing.


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Air India LTC 80 Fare as on March 2017 for Central Government Employees

Air India LTC 80 Fare as on March 2017 for Central Government Employees

Travel by Air while availing LTC – Air India LTC 80 Fare as on March 2017 – Central Government Employees travelling on LTC will have to purchase only Air India Tickets under LTC 80 Fare


Instructions issued by Govt from time to time envisages that Central Government Employees will have to travel only by Air India by purchasing LTC 80 tickets, when they avail Air under Leave Travel concession.

Govt has also issued instructions regarding eligibility for reimbursement of Private Air tickets fare other than Air India LTC 80 Tickets, in certain circumstances such as non-availablity of Air India flights, tickets etc.

The Latest Air India LTC 80 Fare with effect from March 2017 along with Air India’s conditions for booking air tickets under LTC concession.

LTC Concession
Eligibility: Air India offers LTC in Economy and Business class Indians and their family members traveling on leave.For the purpose of concession, the family includes Spouse, dependent children 12Yrs and above and dependent Parents. They must be employed in the following institutions where leave facility is available:- Central & State Government.

– Public Sector Organizations.

– Educational Institute recognized / aided by Central / State Governments and / or officiated to any of the Universities / Education Boards.

Required Documents: Official ID card. Family members to carry the copy of the same.
Discount: Specific HLTC fare in Economy and DLTC in Business class.
Travel: Any sector within India.
Ticket Validity: 1 Year from date of issue
Advance Purchase: Not required. Ticket can be purchased any time
Children: Normal discount on the class of travel. No additional discount applies.
Infant: (Under 2 years) 1st accompanying Infant – Rs.1000 per coupon, Plus applicable taxes. 2nd and more Infants, no discount permissible.
Date/Flight change, Cancellation & Refund: Permitted – Fee applies

TABLE – IV : LTC Fares

SECTOR & V.V HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive Class)
Base Fare Base Fare
Agartala Kolkata 5741 12601
Agatti Bengaluru 10141
Agatti Kochi 10421
Agra Delhi 7531 18476
Agra Khajuraho 5741 11001
Agra Varanasi 6796 15872
Ahmedabad Chennai 10376 33856
Ahmedabad Delhi 8150 22628
Ahmedabad Hyderabad 9226 25124
Ahmedabad Mumbai 6201 18792
Aizawl Imphal 6316 11800
Aizawl Kolkata 6476 13853
Allahabad Delhi 8391
Allahabad Kanpur 7531
Allahabad Mumbai 12351
Amritsar Delhi 6216 18680
Amritsar Mumbai 13461 35400
Amritsar Nanded 13461 35400
Aurangabad Delhi 10951 27552
Aurangabad Mumbai 6301 17880
Bagdogra Delhi 12666 27400
Bagdogra Kolkata 7286 17840
Bhatinda Delhi 6901
Bengaluru Chennai 6551 13396
Bengaluru Delhi 13551 39956
Bengaluru Goa 7001 20056
Bengaluru Hubli 6671
Bengaluru Hyderabad 7301 21556
Bengaluru Kochi 6351 14032
Bengaluru Kolkata 13351 37072
Bengaluru Mangalore 6786
Bengaluru Mumbai 9001 21644
Bengaluru Mysore 6351
Bengaluru Pune 8034 21368
Bengaluru Tirupati 7071
Bengaluru Trivandrum 7301 16948
Bengaluru Vijayawada 7101
Bhavnagar Mumbai 6786
Bhopal Delhi 6651 22200
Bhopal Hyderabad 7900
Bhopal Indore 6131 12732
Bhopal Jabalpur 6901
Bhopal Mumbai 7206 23880
Bhopal Pune 7101
Bhopal Raipur 7180
Bhubaneshwar Delhi 11951 32813
Bhubaneshwar Mumbai 12351 35108
Bhubaneshwar Port Blair 14166
Bhubaneshwar Varanasi 8550 23880
Bhuj Mumbai 8391
Chandigarh Delhi 6151 18508
Chandigarh Jammu 6901
Chandigarh Leh 6551 14032
Chandigarh Mumbai 11786 35400
Chandigarh Pune 11786 35400
Chennai Coimbatore 7171 17120
Chennai Delhi 12106 39724
Chennai Goa 8161 21052
Chennai Hyderabad 6301 18328
Chennai Kochi 7101 19312
Chennai Kolkata 11516 36144
Chennai Madurai 6101 17012
Chennai Mumbai 11521 27680
Chennai Portblair 12361 33312
Chennai Pune 10001 26752
Chennai Trivandrum 7451 19320
Coimbatore Delhi 13401 41624
Coimbatore Mumbai 10951 27480
Dehradun Delhi 7071 17400
Dehli Dharamsala 6671
Dehli Durgapur 12011 33672
Delhi Gaya 9001 23524
Delhi Goa 12471 33260
Delhi Gorakhpur 7206
Delhi Guwahati 13461 33904
Delhi Gwalior 6901 12614
Delhi Hyderabad 11351 33960
Delhi Imphal 12731 38000
Delhi Indore 6701 20668
Delhi Jabalpur 8251
Delhi Jaipur 5401 17880
Delhi Jammu 6251 18836
Delhi Jodhpur 7556 18940
Delhi Kanpur 7171
Delhi Khajuraho 7501 19836
Delhi Kochi 16001 44668
Delhi Kolkata 12011 34600
Delhi Kozhikode 13701 40024
Delhi Kullu 8151
Delhi Leh 7351 19872
Delhi Lucknow 6671 18680
Delhi Mangalore 13551 39956
Delhi Mumbai 11901 31360
Delhi Nagpur 9321 22718
Delhi Pantnagar 6151
Delhi Patna 9301 23120
Delhi Port Blair 25166 44668
Delhi Pune 12351 36872
Delhi Raipur 10001 27952
Delhi Rajkot 11251
Delhi Ranchi 11761 27480
Delhi Srinagar 8051 22364
Delhi Surat 11251 26536
Delhi Tirupati 12666 38000
Delhi Trivandrum 15806 44668
Delhi Udaipur 7636 22680
Delhi Vadodra 9201 25476
Delhi Varanasi 7531 22600
Delhi Vijayawada 11516 33874
Delhi Vishakhapatnam 13351 35876
Dibrugarh Dimapur 5101 11276
Dibrugarh Kolkata 9551 18312
Dimapur Kolkata 7951 16827
Diu Mumbai 6901
Durgapur Kolkata 6253 17880
Gaya Kolkata 6351 14550
Gaya Varanasi 6701 12110
Goa Hyderabad 7101 19880
Goa Kochi 6851 19123
Goa Mumbai 7171 17120
Goa Pune 6386 17880
Guwahati Imphal 6751 17880
Guwahati Kolkata 6926 18280
Guwahati Lilabari 7001
Guwahati Silchar 7101
Guwahati Tezpur 5951
Gwalior Mumbai 10551 23946
Hubli Mumbai 6671
Hyderabad Jabalpur 7900
Hyderabad Kolkata 12646 33340
Hyderabad Mumbai 7101 19696
Hyderabad Pune 7081 18912
Hyderabad Tirupati 6506 17880
Hyderabad Varanasi 11761 27456
Hyderabad Vijayawada 6901 17880
Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam 6796 17880
Imphal Kolkata 6131 14480
Indore Mumbai 6331 17128
Jaipur Mumbai 10001 24316
Jaipur Jodhpur 7031 16280
Jammu Leh 6736 17880
Jammu Srinagar 6253 17880
Jamnagar Mumbai 7031 16280
Jodhpur Mumbai 9836 24180
Khajuraho Varanasi 6786 19480
Kochi Mumbai 11351 28068
Kochi Trivandrum 6151 10804
Kolkata Lilabari 9950
Kolkata Mumbai 12136 38000
Kolkata Port Blair 14021 33708
Kolkata Ranchi 6386
Kolkata Shillong 7331
Kolkata Silchar 6851 14228
Kolkata Tezpur 7001
Kozhikode Mumbai 11250 29536
Leh Srinagar 6453 17880
Lucknow Mumbai 11001 33340
Madurai Mumbai 10801 30284
Mangalore Mumbai 7936 20552
Mumbai Nagpur 6851 19892
Mumbai Raipur 11650 26396
Mumbai Rajkot 7131 17880
Mumbai Ranchi 12701 34160
Mumbai Surat 6151
Mumbai Trivandrum 13151 30552
Mumbai Udaipur 6636 22280
Mumbai Varanasi 12646 31221
Mumbai Vishakhapatnam 12051 30016
Port Blair Vishakhapatnam 12646 29621
Pune Raipur 9301
Raipur Nagpur 7031 16280
Raipur Vishakhapatnam 6101 15999
Silchar Tezpur 5951
Vijayawada Vishakhapatnam 6901

Source: Download Latest Air India LTC 80 Ticket Fare with effect from March 2017 released by Air India

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Kendriya Vidyalayas PGT, TGT Exam 2017 answer key released

Kendriya Vidyalayas PGT, TGT Exam 2017 answer key released

Kendriya Vidyalayas PGT, TGT Exam 2017: Answer keys, OMR sheet released at mecbsekvs.in

Kendriya Vidyalayas PGT, TGT Exam 2017: Answer keys, OMR sheet : The Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan recruitment examination 2017 answer keys have been released at kvsangathan.nic.in

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) conducted the written exam for the post of Post Graduate Teacher (PGT) and PRT on January 7 and Trained Graduate Teacher (TGT) and TGT (Misc.) on January 8. Answer key/ Paper solution for this examination is now available online. All appeared candidates can check official answer key from the following links.

The following KV PGT, TGT 2017 answer keys are available in the following link :

  • Answer key for Principal (paper 1)
  • Final answer key for Principal (paper 1)
  • Answer key for PGT (paper 1)
  • Answer key for PRT (paper 2)
  • Answer key for TGT (paper 1)
  • Answer key for TGT (Misc) (paper-2)

The Central Board of Secondary Education has displayed the images of OMR Sheets of the candidates who had appeared for written examination for Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Recruitment Examination for the post of PGT and PRT conducted on 07/01/2017 and TGT and TGT (Misc.) conducted on 08/01/2017 along with the answer key to ensure transparency in examination process from 21/03/2017 to 25/03/2017 (midnight).

The candidates can check and download the scanned images of their OMR sheets and answer key prepared by the Board from www.mecbsekvs.in and www.kvsangathan.nic.in

The candidates willing to challenge any answer given in the Answer key displayed by CBSE may do so by submitting their challenges online on the prescribed format by clicking the link available on www.mecbsekvs.in and www.kvsangathan.nic.in upto 25/03/2017 (midnight).

The challenges submitted by any other mode like fax, email, post or in person etc. will not be entertained. A fee of Rs. 500/- per challenge will be required to be submitted by e-challan through HDFC Bank. The fee once paid is non-refundable.

If the challenge is accepted by the Board i.e. if any mistake is noticed by the subject experts in the answer key, the fee shall be refunded. CBSE’s decision on the challenges shall be final and binding and no further communication will be entertained.

To avoid any confusion, CBSE has also released the images of OMR sheets of the candidates who appeared for recruitment exam on its website, mecbsekvs.in

Steps to check the answer keys:

  • Log on to the official website
  • Click on Paper 1 and Paper 2 of PGT and TGT exam link
  • Click on the ‘Download OMR sheet and submission key challenge’ link
  • Enter your roll number and date of birth
  • Click to login
  • Check and download the same

Vacancy details:

Total posts: 6,205

Name of the posts:

  • Principal: 90
  • PGTs: 690
  • TGTs: 926
  • Primary Teacher: 4499

Selection procedure:

The candidates will be selected on the basis of their performance in an interview.

Pay scale:

  • Principal: Rs 15,600 to Rs 39,100 per month
  • PGTs: Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 per month
  • TGTs: Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 per month
  • Primary Teacher: Rs 9,300 to Rs 34,800 with a grade pay of Rs 4,200 per month.

About KVS :

KVS is affiliated to the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) to provide education to children of transferable Central Government employees including Defence and Para-Military personnel.

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Indian Railways may allow Private Passenger Trains to use its Tracks once DFCs become operational

Indian Railways may allow Private Passenger Trains to use its Tracks once DFCs become operational

To accelerate its eroding fare revenue, the Indian Railways (IR) plans to allow private passenger trains, luxury trains and container operators to use its existing tracks once the dedicated freight corridors (DFCs) become operational, as it will move 70% of the freight traffic to the new routes.

While one Indian railway official said there is a definite thinking in this direction and a study is already going on for utilisation of the released capacity on the IR network, another railway official confirmed that the carrier is open to all such possibilities. Both officials spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Though private container operators, albeit a few, already use the IR network by paying haulage charges, “private passenger train operators are yet to come in India”, said the first official quoted above.

The Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL), a special purpose vehicle of the Indian Railways, has been mandated to develop six DFCs across the country, of which the Eastern DFC and the Western DFC are under construction at present, with funding assistance from the World Bank and Japan International Cooperation Agency, respectively.

The total track length of the two DFCs is around 3,300 km. The surveys of the other four DFCs are done, but the work is yet to start.

These DFCs, 80% of which will be built aligned to the existing IR tracks, will carry 70% of the existing freight traffic of the railways which will result in huge released capacity.

“If you do not want to invest in rolling stock, you can lease these spaces to private parties,” said the first official. By December 2020, both the Easter DFC and Western DFC will be operational, though sections of each corridor will be commissioned as and when they are ready.

Once the slow-moving freight traffic moves to DFCs, the speed differential will come down drastically. Right now there is a Gatimaan Express running at 160 km per hour and also others running at 75 km per hour, and goods train at 25 km per hour.

Now, if these goods trains are taken off the IR track, there will be only express trains running at high speed. So, speed difference will be minimum. As a result, the throughput will increase as there could be more number of trains. If there are trains running at same speed, the sectional capacity goes up, said the first official.

A consultant, which is a consortium, is being hired to recommend the possible ways to monetise the released capacity and the revenue potential is expected to be substantial.

Sectional capacity is referred to in terms of paths, which means the number of trains that can be pushed into a section. It is different for each section as some may predominantly have only passenger trains, and capacity released will be lower.

The Indian Railways freight-loading target for 2017-18 is 1,165 mt, a meagre increase of 71.5 mt from the revised estimate for 2016-17. The earnings from goods, contributing around 60% of the transporter’s total traffic receipts, have been estimated to be R1.18 lakh crore for 2017-18 compared with an estimated R1.17 lakh crore in 2016-17. The passenger revenue, meanwhile, at R50,125 crore is a little below last year’s target.

Source: FE

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GST rollout from July 1 to make goods cheaper: Jaitley

GST rollout from July 1 to make goods cheaper: Jaitley

New Delhi: Hopeful of the GST rollout from July 1, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley today said it will create one of the world’s biggest single markets and make commodities cheaper and tax evasion difficult.

Speaking at the 23rd Conference of the Commonwealth Auditor General, Jaitley said India has hugely a non-tax compliant society and the government banned higher denomination notes to curb the tendency of people to deal in cash that lead to tax evasion as well as terror financing.

He said the reform measures undertaken by the government will help India clock 7-8 % growth and retain the tag of fastest growing major economy in the world, but challenges remain in volatile global oil prices, reviving private sector investment and health of state-owned banks.

With regard to GST, he said the new indirect tax regime will ensure seamless transfer of goods and services, while stronger information technology backbone will make evasion difficult.

Despite being one political entity, India currently is not a single economic entity as there are multiple layers of taxation that make goods costlier. GST – first proposed in 2006 – will replace at last 17 state and central levies.

The biggest taxation reform what we are trying to implement from July 1 is Goods and Services Tax … It will increase the volume of taxation, there is no tax on tax and therefore makes goods, commodities and services little cheaper and far more convenient, Jaitley said.

The Union Cabinet this week cleared four supplementary GST legislations which will be introduced in Parliament in the ongoing budget session.

The laws which enable this (GST) are now before Parliament which hopefully should get cleared and once they do get cleared then by the middle of this year we hope to see the implementation as far as this law is concerned, Jaitley said.

In terms of tax compliances, he said India ranks fairly high as a non-compliant state.

Therefore, one of the efforts of the state has been how to bring non-compliance to an end. Once the GST is introduced it will be a great check as far as evasion is concerned, he said, adding that the government has amended direct taxation law by bringing in curbs on cash currency.

Jaitley, yesterday, in Parliament introduced an amendment to Finance Bill 2017 proposing to ban cash dealings above Rs 2 lakh.

Cash component of Indian economy was exorbitantly high about 12.2 per cent of GDP and of this, 86 per cent was high denominational currency and therefore the tendency to deal excessively in cash did exist and this created its own challenges for economy, he said.

Cash facilitated crime, corruption, incentivised tax non-compliance and was facilitator for funding terrorism and insurgency, he said, as he defended November 8 decision of the government to demonetise 500 and 1,000 rupee notes.

(With demonetisation) Anonymity which was attached to this high level of cash operating in market that anonymity disappeared as it had to be deposited in bank.

This has also increased the trend towards digitisation of economy, (will) act as disincentive to continuing to deal in a shadow or parallel economy and lead to a further integration of informal with formal economy, Jaitley said.

He said the size of India’s GDP in the near future will be bigger, size of formal economy will increase and will be cleaner.

As regards growth, Jaitley said India would continue to remain amongst the fastest growing economies of the world.

For the last three years we have been the fastest growing major economy, we will continue to be in that phase. I think for India to achieve the growth rate of 7-8 per cent is reasonably logically plausible. If big growth returns to the world we probably can push upwards, he said.

Outlining the challenges for Indian economy, Jaitley said the government is now trying to address the problems plaguing the public sector banks and also increasing private investment.

We are hopeful that in the next few quarters, will probably see a better result as far as those areas are concerned, he said, adding oil prices remain an uncertainty for India.

The gross NPAs of public sector banks have risen from Rs 5.02 lakh crore at the end of March 2016 to Rs 6.06 lakh crore in December 2016.


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Maternity Leave in Private Sector

Maternity Leave in Private Sector

Maternity benefits to workers in the private sector are regulated under Employees’ State Insurance (ESI) Act, 1948 and Maternity Benefit (MB) Act, 1961. The Government has already enhanced paid maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks for up to two surviving children under the ESI Act,1948 vide notification dated 20.01.2017. So far as enhanced benefits under MB Act, 1961 are concerned, the Government introduced Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, 2016 before Rajya Sabha. The said Bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha on 11.08.2016 and Lok Sabha has also passed the Bill with some amendments on 09.03.2017.

Both the Acts provide for protection of rights of working women through robust and proper mechanism including inspections by the field officers. The Acts provide for stringent penalties, including imprisonment, for violations of its provisions to ensure proper implementation.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment,in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


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EPFO Invest more than Rs.18 crore in ETFs

EPFO Invest more than Rs.18 crore in ETFs

Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is investing in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) based on Nifty 50, Sensex and Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSE) Indices. EPFO does not invest in shares and equities of individual companies.

The total amount invested by EPFO in ETFs as on 28th February, 2017 is as under:

(i) Nifty 50 and Sensex Index based ETFs: Rs. 17,105 crore
(ii) CPSE Index based ETF: Rs. 1,504 crore.

The Employees Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions (EPF & MP) Act, 1952 is applicable to every establishment employing 20 or more persons which is either a factory engaged in any industry specified in Schedule-I of the Act or an establishment to which the Act has been made applicable by the Central Government by notification in the Official Gazette.
An Employees Enrolment Campaign, 2017 has been launched for the period 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017 to bring in more workers under the ambit of EPFO. Under the campaign, an employer, whether already covered or yet to be covered, can enroll employees who remained un-enrolled for any reason between 01.04.2009 and 31.12.2016 by making a declaration of such employees during the campaign period. Such declaration shall be valid only in respect of employees who are alive as on 1st January, 2017 and no proceedings under Section 7A of the EPF & MP Act, 1952 or under paragraph 26B of the Employees Provident Funds (EPF) Scheme, 1952 or under paragraph 8 of the Employees Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 have been initiated against their establishment or employer, as the case may be, to determine the eligibility for membership of such employees.

This information was given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment,in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.


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Information under RTI Act

Information under RTI Act

No data is centrally maintained either by Government or Central Information Commission (CIC) in respect of cases wherein the information under RTI Act has not been provided to the applicants.

CIC adjudicates the second appeals and complaints received in the Commission. The Right to Information Act, 2005 provides for imposition of penalty by CIC against the Central Public Information Officer (CPIO), in pursuance of section 20 of the RTI Act. As per the information furnished by CIC, the amount of penalty imposed on such CPIOs for the last three years is as under:

Year Penalty Imposed
2013-14 19,25,000
2014-15 7,39,000
2015-16 10,52,500

Right to Information (RTI) Act 2005 mandates timely response to citizen’s request for information in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.

Review of the implementation of the provisions of RTI Act is an ongoing process. There have been constant efforts on part of the Government to streamline and strengthen the existing mechanisms for successful and effective implementation of the RTI Act.

Government has taken several steps to strengthen the regime of RTI Act, which inter-alia include the following:

i. RTI Online Portal (https://rtionline.gov.in) was launched in August, 2013 by D/o Personnel and Training. As on 17.03.2017, 1840 Central Public Authorities have been aligned to it making it convenient for citizens to file RTI requests and First Appeals through on-line.

ii. The Government has conducted training and capacity building programs for Public Information Officers and First Appellate Authorities through State Government Training Institutes for effective implementation of the RTI Act.

iii. Ministries/Departments and other Public Authorities are proactively working towards suo-motu disclosure and more information is put on their websites so as to reduce the need for filing RTI applications.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Raju Shetty in the Lok Sabha today.


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