AICPIN for the month of March 2016

AICPIN for the month of March 2016

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – March, 2016

The All-India CPI-IW for March, 2016 increased by 1 point and pegged at 268 (two hundred and sixty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.37 per cent between February, 2016 and March, 2016 when compared with the decrease of (+) 0.40 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

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Defence Procurement Procedure

Defence Procurement Procedure

The new Defence Procurement Procedure (DPP) 2016 containing the Preamble and 5 Chapters has been put on Ministry of Defence website on 28.03.2016. The new DPP focuses on a boost to the ‘Make in India’ -initiative of the Government of India, through Indigenous design, development and manufacturing of defence equipment, platforms & systems. The ‘Make’ procedure has been simplified to ensure increased participation of the Indian industry. Enhancing the role of MSMEs in defence sector, and cutting down permissible timeframes for various procurement activities, are the other defining features of DPP-2016.

The new category viz. Buy (Indian-IDDM) refers to the procurement of products from an Indian vendors meeting one of the two conditions:

• products that have been indigenously designed, developed and manufactured with a minimum of 40% Indigenous Content (IC) on cost basis of the total contract value; or

• products having 60% IC on cost basis of the total contract value, which may not have been designed and developed indigenously. This category has been accorded the highest priority, to boost the indigenous defence industry.

Ministry of Defence has not received any complaints with regard to implementation of the new DPP-2016.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Bhagwanth Khuba and others in Lok Sabha today.

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Facility for Disabled and Senior Citizens on Trains and at Railway Stations

Facility for Disabled and Senior Citizens on Trains and at Railway Stations

Instructions exist for provision of Wheel Chair at stations. This facility is provided, duly escorted by coolies (on payment) as per present practice.

Almost all the Mail/Express trains (except special type of trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Janshatabdi, AC Special, Duronto) including Garib Rath trains have been provided with at least one disabled friendly coach. SLRD (Second Class Cum Luggage Cum Guard Van & Disabled friendly compartment) coaches and Power Cars for Garib Rath trains having provisions for PWD (Persons with Disability) Compartment with air-conditioning are already in service. These coaches have wider entrance doors for wheelchair access. Besides, following features are also provided:

i) Wider entrance doors of 920 mm width against 782 mm in conventional body side doors.

ii) Handrails on side walls for providing assistance to the disabled.

iii) Wider aisle of 1050 mm instead of usual 570 mm (the seats alongside the sidewall have been removed).

iv) Wider cushioned Berths – 707 mm instead of 607 mm in conventional coaches.

v) To accommodate wheel chairs, space between berths increased to 1201 mm against usual 542 mm.

vi) Larger Lavatory: 1947 mm square instead of 1540 mm x1189 mm.

vii) Wider lavatory door provided: 840 mm instead of usual 520 mm.

viii) Additional grab rails provided in the lavatory.

ix) Lower height of wash basin and mirror in the toilet.

Zonal Railways have been authorised to introduce ‘Battery Operated Vehicles’ at major Railway Stations for Disabled, Old Aged and sick Passengers on first come first served basis through sponsorship from individuals, NGOs, trusts, Charitable institutions, Corporates and PSUs/Corporate Houses under their Corporate Social Responsibility with no charge to passenger or to the Railway.

Provision/augmentation of amenities at stations, including those for differently abled passengers is a continuous process. In order to provide better accessibility to differently abled passengers, short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations:

· Standard ramp for barrier free entry.

· Earmarking at least two parking lots.

· Non-slippery walk-way from parking lot to building.

· Signages of appropriate visibility.

· At least one toilet (on the ground floor).

· At least one drinking water tap suitable for use by differently-abled persons.

· ‘May I help you’ Booth.

In addition, long term facilities as detailed below have been planned at ‘A-1’, ‘A’ & ‘B’ category stations:

· Provision of facility for inter-platform transfer.

· Engraving on edges of platform.

Instructions have been issued to zonal railways for providing above facilities at all ‘A-1’ category stations by July 2016 and to provide all identified short term facilities at 50% of stations by March 2018.

This Press Release based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 29.04.2016 (Friday).

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New Transfer Guidelines Kendriya Vidyalaya Teaching Employees

KVS new revised guidelines for Teaching employees upto PGTs & Non-Teaching employees upto Assistants

New Transfer Guidelines of KVS for Teaching employees upto PGTs & Non-Teaching employees upto Assistants w. e. f. 2016

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has issued new transfer guidelines for KVS teaching employees and non-teaching employees

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

F.11029/2016/KVS (HQ)/E-II/TP

26th April, 2016

To,

All the Principals

Kendriya Vidyalayas.

Subject: – Adoption of New Transfer Guidelines of KVS for Teaching employees upto PGTs & Non-Teaching employees upto Assistants w. e. f. 2016 – Regarding.

Madam / Sir,

At the outset, I would like to convey my best wishes for the new academic session 2016-17 and at the same time wish to draw your attention towards an important issue i.e. Transfer Guidelines. Transfer Guidelines of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan effective from 1.4.2011 were in operation with some amendments made from time to time.

With the passage of time, we felt a need to review it. In order to make transfer guidelines more transparent, employee friendly and Information Technology enabled, KVS had invited suggestions and feedback last year from all Teaching and Non-Teaching Employees, Principals, Deputy Commissioners, other officers at Regional Offices, ZIETs and all Service Associations of KVS.

1.As a result, KVS received large number of suggestions. Further, Teachers’ Transfer Policies of the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, West Bengal, Tamilnadu, Delhi, Rajasthan and Haryana were taken into consideration to carve out suitable and appropriate transfer guidelines for the KVS employees.

2. You would appreciate the fact that many meaningful suggestions received from your side and many progressive elements of teachers’ transfer policies of above mentioned states have been incorporated in KVS Transfer Guidelines 2016 to fulfil the demands & aspirations of the KVS employees. I would like to mention here some specific provisions made in new Transfer guidelines.

  • Introduction of Mutual Transfer,
  • Transfer against No Taker vacancy,
  • Prioritization of Widow & Single Parent for getting transfer at a desired place,
  • Transfer of Yoga Teachers with post at choice place,
  • 25 days relaxation in delayed joining at Hard/ Very Hard stations for counting of tenure,
  • Consideration of KVS employee for request transfer after Mid- Session on account of transfer of Spouse,
  • Exemption from displacement transfer to those employees who are having disabled dependent children.
  • More points have been given to Members of JCM at KVS (HQ) & Regional level to avoid their displacement transfers,
  • Points have been awarded for seeking request transfer for those who are recipients of KVS Regional Incentive Awards.
  • A chance has been given to those employees who have been redeployed on surplus ground for coming back to previous station in the event of availability of vacancy within one year at that station.
  • An employee whose transfer orders are issued after 20th June by the KVS for Hard/ Very Hard/ NER stations he/she will be given relaxation of some more days for counting of tenure at Hard / Very Hard/ NER stations as on 30th June.
  • As the tenure for hard stations has been restored back for three years w.e.f 2016 due to administrative exigencies but employees who had been posted earlier with two years tenure at these stations have been exempted from this change.
  • With a view to make whole annual transfer process fully transparent, KVS has made a paradigm shift from old practice of manually filled Transfer Applications. Henceforth, Transfer Applications will be invited through online process and transfer orders will also be generated through computerized process on the basis of online database.
  • Every employee will be able to check his/her Transfer Count and Displacement Count on the KVS website as per the Calendar of Activities for effecting annual transfer.
  • Tentative vacancies will also be displayed on website of KVS (HQ) for the reference of employees.

3. I would assure that KVS is committed to take care of all service matters of its employees and to take all possible welfare measures. Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan also expects from every one of us to rise to the occasion and to walk some extra miles to secure the success of this wonderful organization.

4. Content of this letter must be brought to the notice of every staff member of the Kendriya Vidyalaya by providing them with a copy.

With best wishes

(Santosh Kumar Mall)

Commissioner

Download Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan Circular F.11029/2016/KVS (HQ)/E-II/TP dated 26.04.2016

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DA Orders for Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – 125% from Jan 2016

DA Orders for Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – 125% from Jan 2016

MoD issued orders for the payment of 6% additional Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Personnel with effect from Jan 2016. Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and personnel Below officer Rank, including Non-combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 119% to 125% with effect from 1st January 2016.

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January 2016

F.No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/Services)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 18th April, 2016

To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Armed Forces Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank including NCs(E) – Revised rates effective from 1st January 2016.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s Letter No.1(2)/2004/D(Pay/services) dated 6th October 2015, on the subject cited above and to say that the president is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Armed Forces Officers and personnel Below officer Rank, including Non-combatants (Enrolled), shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 119% to 125% with effect from 1st January 2016.

2. The provisions contained in paras 2,4 and 5 of this Ministry’s letter No.1(2)/2004/D (Pay/Services) dated 25th September 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of DA payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Armed Forces Officers/PBORs including NCs(E).

4. This letter issues with the concurrence of Finance division of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.132-PA dated 11th April,2016 based on Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) O.M.No.1/1/2016-E-II(B), dated 7th April, 2016.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Prashant Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Reservation in promotion

Reservation in promotion

Extant instructions of DoPT provide that reservation in promotion by non-selection method is available to SCs and STs in all Groups i.e. Group A, B, C & D. In case of promotion by selection method, reservation is available to SCs and STs upto lowest rung of Group A. There is no reservation in promotion by selection within Group A. Reservation in posts by promotion under the existing scheme is applicable in which the element of direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75%.

In accordance with Supreme Court judgment dated 15.07.2014, results of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination 1996 for Section Officer grade were revised by UPSC. Appellants, who were declared successful in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996, were included in SOSL 1996 by this Department. Later the benefit was extended to similarly placed SC/ST officers who were declared qualified in the modified results of SO LDCE 1996. On their inclusion in SOSL 1996, these officers have become eligible for consideration for promotion to the next grade (Under Secretary) on completion of eight years of approved service in SO grade i.e. they become eligible for consideration in USSL 2004 onwards subject to the size of the zone. A proposal for review of USSLs 2004 and 2005 has been forwarded to UPSC in which these officers have been included in the zone.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ronald Sapa Tlau in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Review of performance of public servants

Review of performance of public servants

The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is aware that review of performance of public servants occurs only after attaining age of 50 years or completion of 30 years of service. As per Fundamental Rule (FR) 56 (j):

“The Appropriate Authority shall, if it is in the opinion that it is in the public interest so to do, have the absolute right to retire any Government servant by giving him notice of not less than three months in writing or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such notice:

If he is in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ service or post in a substantive, quasi-permanent or temporary capacity and had entered Government service before attaining the age of 35 years, after he has attained the age of 50 years.

(i) in any other case after he has attained the age of fifty-five years”.

(ii) In addition, as per Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972, at any time after a Government servant has completed thirty years’ qualifying service, he may be required by the appointing authority to retire in the public interest, and in the case of such retirement the Government servant shall be entitled to a retiring pension provided that the appointing authority may also give a notice in writing to a Government servant at least three months before the date on which he is required to retire in the public interest or three months’ pay and allowances in lieu of such notice.

Further, as per Rule 16(3) (amended) of the All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) Rules, 1958, the Central Government may, in consultation with the State Government concerned, require a Member of the Service to retire from Service in public interest, after giving such Member at least three month’s previous notice in writing or three month’s pay and allowances in lieu of such notice, –

after the review when such Member completes 15 years of qualifying Service; or

(i) after the review when such Member completes 25 years of qualifying Service or attains the age of 50 years, as the case may be; or

(ii) if the review referred to in (i) or (ii) above has not been conducted, after the review at any other time as the Central Government deems fit in respect of such Member.

(iii) The above provisions have been reiterated from time to time and recently vide DoPT’s O.M. No. 25013/02/2005-AIS-II dated 28.06.2012 and 03.08.2015, and O.M. No. 25013/1/2013-Estt.A-IV dated 11.09.2015.

Disciplinary cases are conducted as per prescribed procedures. Normally, the details and monitoring of disciplinary cases is to be done by the respective cadre authorities. The Central Government has also from time to time been stressing on the need to complete disciplinary cases expeditiously and monitoring the same.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Vivek Gupta in the Rajya Sabha today.

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Parrikar releases list of 70 successful products of DRDO

Parrikar says that in the last three years, many of these systems developed by DRDO have been inducted into the defence forces.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar released a list of 70 products and systems that have been developed by the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) for various wings of armed forces.

Parrikar says that in the last three years, many of these systems developed by DRDO have been inducted into the defence forces.
Interestingly many sub-systems are also being cited by the minister in the Upper House, with some being at various stages of trials, production and induction.

Parrikar says many of the products, originally developed for the defence forces, can also be used by Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), state police units and National Disaster Response Force.

DRDO has organised visits of CAPF’s to various laboratories to showcase DRDO’s products and capabilities.

The minister also said that the Ministry of Home Affairs has shortlisted about 146 items for trials, out of which trials of 78 products have already been completed.

He said a large number of products which can provide protection, day-night situational awareness and support-mobility have also been identified for induction into services by MHA after the trials.

Among the list of successful products of DRDO include:

1)  81 mm Anti Thermal Anti Laser Smoke Grenade

2)  Active Antenna Array Unit

3)  Air Defence Fire Control Radar

4)  Airborne Early Warning & Control System

5) Akash Weapon Systems

6)  Anti G Suit Mk-III

7)  Aslesha Radar

8)  Auto injector Atropine Sulphate

9)  Bi Modular Charge System

10)  Bomb 120 mm ILLG

11)  Bomb 120 mm Mortar HE

12)  Bomb 81 mm Mortar HE

13)  Bomb 81 mm Mortar PWP

14)  Bomb Mortar 51 mm HE Mk-II

15)  Bomb Mortar 51 mm ILLG

16)  Bomb Mortar 51 mm Smoke

17)  Bomb Mortar 81 mm ILLG

18)  Bridge Layer Tank T-72 (BLT-72)

19)  Cartridge ERU for aircraft with Package

20)  Cartridge Primary for 120 mm Mortar

21)  Cartridge SA 5.56 mm Ball

22)  Cartridge Signal 16 mm 1A

23)  Cartridges 105 mm IFG NC

24)  Cartridges 22” RF Ball

25)  CBRNe Remotely Operated Vehicle

26)  Chemical Agent Monitor

27)  Coastal Surveillance Radar

28)  Commander’s Thermal Imager for  T-90

29)  Commander’s Thermal Imager for BMP Tanks

30)  Commander’s Thermal Imager Mk-II for T-72

31)  Communication Link Controller

32)  Digital Radar Warning Receiver

33)  Display Processor

34)  E1 Link Encryptor

35)  Electronic Support Measure (ESM), Varuna

36)  EW Programme  – Samudrika

37)  Explosive Detection Kit

38)  Explosive Reactive Armour Mk-II

39)  Fuze 213 Mk-V M2

40)  Heavy Drop System

41)  Helmet Mounted Thermal Imaging Camera

42)  Holographic Sights for Small Weapons

43)  Identification of Friend and Foe System

44)  Integrated Multi-function Sight

45)  Laser based Directed Energy System

46)  Mine AP M16 and AP NM-14

47)  Mission Computer

48)  Mobile Autonomous Robotic System

49)  Mountain Foot Bridge

50)  NBC Canister

51)  NBC Filter

52)  Optical Target Locator

53)  Personal Decontamination Kit

54)  Phase Control Module

55)  Pinaka Launcher Mk -II

56)  Radar Computer I & II

57)  Radar Warning Receiver

58)  Resin based Combustible Cartridge Case for 120 mm FSAPDS Mk-II Ammunition

59)  Revathi Radar

60)  Rotating Telemetry System

61)  Secure Adapter for Frame Relay Encryptor

62)  Secure Multi Interface Link Encryptor

63)  Shell 105 mm IFG BE Smoke

64)  Shell 105 mm ILG Mk-I

65)  Short Range Laser Dazzler

66)  Three Colour Detector

67)  Through Wall Imaging Radar

68)  Weapon Locating Radar (WLR)

69)  Wheeled Armoured Platform

70)  X-Band Microwave Power Module

Ever since the NDA government came to power in 2014, DRDO has been put on the radar with Prime Minister Narendra Modi wanting youngsters to be given more responsibilities.

This followed the sacking of DRDO head Dr Avinash Chander in 2015 which came as a warning from the top. The post of DRDO DG and Scientific Advisor to Defence Minister was then split into two. Dr S Christopher was given the mandate of running the labs and Dr G Satheesh Reddy was made Parrikar’s advisor.

In the last one year, DRDO seldom made any claims on their achievements and kept many of its missions under wraps.

“DRDO often forgot that they have a user in the waiting with hope. It was a family party often with little focus on R&D. I am not sure if the youngsters got their due. If they (DRDO) have gone silent means, they have been told to prove their worth first. If Make in India needs to succeed DRDO must change their attitude towards private players. The list of 70 items released now would be doubled then,” says a former Indian Air Force official, who worked closely with some of the home-grown projects, while on deputation.

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Disclosure of information under RTI

Disclosure of information under RTI

As per guidelines dated 15.04.2015 issued by the Government of India, the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India and other Public Authorities are proactively working towards suo-motu disclosure of information on their websites so as to reduce the need for filing RTI applications.

As per the Annual Report of the Central Information Commission (CIC), 75.27% of the Public Authorities have filed their Annual Returns to the CIC for 2014-15, which is higher than the figure of 72.54 % for 2013-14, indicating an improved compliance over the previous year.

With a view to maximize suo-motu disclosure by public authorities, Government has issued guidelines to all the Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India on 15.4.2013. Government has further issued O.M. dated 29.06.2015 ensuring compliance to the recommended measures for strengthening implementation of Section 4 of RTI Act, by all public authorities. Another O.M. dated 9.7.2015 has been issued for appointment of a nodal officer of the rank of Joint Secretary for implementation of Section 4 of RTI Act.

The CIC has provided web based software known as RTI Annual Return Information System for uploading annual return online at URL http://rtiaar.nic/rtiar09/login.asp.

The CIC has, from time to time, issued letters to various defaulting Public Authorities for submission of quarterly returns.

This was stated by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri A. W. Rabi Bernard in the Rajya Sabha today.

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7th Pay Commission – Centre all set to Implement Recommendations – Notification most likely in June

7th Pay Commission – Centre all set to Implement Recommendations – Notification most likely in June

The Central Government is all set to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. Reportedly, the notification for the ‘increment process’ will be issued in the month of June.

7th Pay Commission – Centre all set to Implement Recommendations – Source added, Centre will issue notification most likely in the third week of June after Cabinet’s nod to the recommendations of 7th pay Commission.

The Central Government is all set to implement recommendations of 7th Pay Commission. Reportedly, the notification for the ‘increment process’ will be issued in the month of June.

Source added, Centre will issue notification most likely in the third week of June after Cabinet’s nod to the recommendations of 7th pay Commission.

A Finance Ministry source was quoted by a news website as saying, “But in case it’s not issued in third week of June, it will be issued at the beginning of fourth week of June. Usually it takes around one week to issue a notification, after cabinet nod”.

Ministry is also hopeful that Empowered Committee of Secretaries which is looking after the recommendations at the moment, will submit its report by June 15.

Most likely, increased payout will be handed over to central government employees earliest at the end of June or latest by July. However, sources suggest that Empowered Committee of Secretaries which has been entrusted the responsibility to overview recommendations will not make much change into it.

Earlier, the government conceded that implementation of new pay scales proposed by the 7th pay commission is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore which is around 0.7 per cent of GDP.

Giving details of financial implications of the recommendations, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha informed Parliament that the burden on pay head would increase by Rs 39,100 crore to about Rs 2.83 lakh crore in the current fiscal.

Sinha also said that the announcement of Dearness Allowance has no impact on the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission was set up in January. The recommendations of the Pay Commission will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

Source: One India

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7th Pay Commission – Indian Army Chief and his Counterparts in the IAF and the Navy will draw more salary than the top General and Equivalent in the US based on Purchasing Power Parity (PPP)

If the recommendations of the 7th pay commission are implemented, the Indian Army chief’s annual salary will jump to $189,482 (in PPP terms), almost $8,000 more than what a general and equivalent ranks draw in the US. The huge salary hikes will apply equally to civilian officers too.

7th Pay Commission – These conclusions are, however, equally applicable to civilian employees of the government who are similarly placed.

7th Pay Commission recommendation – For the first time, the Indian Army chief and his counterparts in the IAF and the Navy will draw more salary than the top general and equivalent in the US based on purchasing power parity (PPP) terms when the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission are implemented.

A comparison drawn by the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), a defence ministry think tank, on the pay packets of Army chiefs and equivalent in the US, the UK and India said a general and equivalent in the US was paid $181,500 per annum (in PPP terms). The salary in the UK for similar ranks was $269,868. In India, the three services chiefs, who enjoy pay equivalent to the Cabinet secretary, received $140,520.

If the recommendations of the 7th pay commission are implemented, the Indian Army chief’s annual salary will jump to $189,482 (in PPP terms), almost $8,000 more than what a general and equivalent ranks draw in the US. The huge salary hikes will apply equally to civilian officers too.

India’s annual per capita income is $5,833 (in PPP terms) while it is $54,630 in the US and $39,137 in the UK.

The purchasing power parity conversion factor, used worldwide to compare income levels in different countries, is “the number of units of a country’s currency required to buy the same amounts of goods and services in the domestic market as a dollar would buy in the US”.

The pay panel observed, in light of protests by the three Service chiefs asking for more money and perks, that “defence service officers and JCO/ORs in India, based on 6th CPC pay scales, are placed quite well in terms of pay, even in relation to defence personnel in countries like US and UK, where the GDP per capita in PPP terms for the country as a whole is significantly higher than that of India”.

These conclusions are, however, equally applicable to civilian employees of the government who are similarly placed. The pay panel’s analysis did not take into account the augmentation of pay being recommended by the 7th CPC.

The IDSA, an autonomous institution funded by the government, was in 2015 commissioned by the Pay Commission to study how well the military and the generals were paid.

Source: TOI

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Changes in National Pension System (NPS)

Changes in National Pension System (NPS)

The Government has proposed the following in the Finance Bill, 2016 with regard to the National Pension System (NPS):

i. Allowing 40 per cent of the NPS corpus tax exempt on lump sum withdrawal.

ii. Waiving service tax on the NPS corpus utilized for purchase of annuity.

iii. The amount receivable by the nominee in case of death of the subscriber covered under NPS has been made tax exempt.

iv. One-time portability without any tax implication has been allowed to the subscriber for shifting from recognized provident fund to NPS.

v. One-time portability without any tax implication has been allowed to the subscriber for shifting from superannuation fund to NPS.

As per the provisions of the Finance Bill, 2016, 40 per cent of the pension corpus under NPS is proposed to be tax exempt on lump sum withdrawal. Also, the proposal in the Union Budget, 2016-17 for taxation of 60 per cent of provident fund corpus under the Income Tax Act, 1961 has been withdrawn by the Government. Employees’ Provident Fund (EPF) remains an Exempt Scheme.

However, EPF and NPS are different schemes available to separate categories of subscribers and they are not comparable on one-to-one basis.

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

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FM: Government has taken various measures to deal with the issue of Non Performing Assets (NPAs) in Banking Sector

FM: Government has taken various measures to deal with the issue of Non Performing Assets (NPAs) in Banking Sector

The Union Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley said that the Government has taken various measures to deal with the issue of Non Performing Assets (NPAs) in Banking Sector especially in case of Public Sector Banks (PSBs). The Finance Minister said that there are two categories of defaulters, viz. those who are unable to pay back due to economic slowdown both in domestic and global market and other reasons outside their control as well as wilful defaulters including loans sanctioned without due diligence by the banks. The Finance Minister said that the Government has taken various measures to deal with both these categories of defaulters. The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley was making his Opening Remarks at the Second Meeting of the Consultative Committee attached to the Ministry of Finance on the subject: “NPAs in Banking Sector” here today.

The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley further said that in order to deal with default due to economic slowdown, the Government has taken various measures to revive the stressed sectors which mainly include steel, textiles, power and roads among others. Shri Jaitley said that the Government has also done recapitalization of banks by providing Rs. 25,000 crore in the last year Union Budget 2015-16 as well as in this year’s budget 2016-17. He said that transparency and professionalism has been brought in appointment process for top management positions in the PSBs including Chairmen and Managing Directors. He said the Government has taken various measures to make the management professional, has given full autonomy to the banks in taking commercial decisions without any interference from the Government..

The Finance Minister Shri Jaitley said that Bankruptcy Law has been cleared by the Joint Parliament Standing Committee and is likely to be discussed in the current Budget Session of the Parliament. The Finance Minister also said that SARFAESI Act and DRT Act have been amended to make the recovery process more efficient and expedient. The Finance minister said that wherever it was observed that number of cases in which action taken by the banks against guarantors for recovery of defaulted loans is insufficient, the Government has advised the banks to take action against guarantors in the event of default by borrowers under relevant Sections of SARFAESI Act, Indian Contract Act and RDDB & FI Act. The Finance Minister said that a direction to this effect has been issued to the banks last month. The Finance Minister also highlighted the various measures taken by the Government for revival of stressed sectors such as steel, road, power and textile sectors among others.

Later the Members of the Consultative Committee gave their suggestions with regard to recovery of loans and bringing NPAs under control. Members suggested that there is need for bringing more transparency in the system and list of all the defaulters whose loans have been written off by the PSBs be made public. They asked for exemplary action against the wilful defaulters so that others do not indulge in similar activities. Some members appreciated the Government’s effort to make the appointment process for the top management positions of banks professional. Some members also suggested that there is need for restructuring of agricultural loans in order to help the farmers. Members also suggested that there should be no employment cut due to any amalgamation or merger of banks. Members asked the Government to ensure level playing field to all Indian entrepreneurs across the board. They suggested that due to wilful default by some prominent business men, others may not be considered and treated in a similar fashion. Some members suggested that a committee be constituted to finalise recovery process in case of loans given to big corporate houses by various PSBs.

The Members of the Consultative Committee who participated in the aforesaid Meeting include Shri Anirudhan Sampath, Shri Baijayanta Jai Panda, Shri Dilip Kumar Mansukhlal Gandhi, Shri Kailkesh Narayan Singh Deo, Smt. Poonam Mahajan, Shri PrabhatsinhPratapsinh Chauhan, Shri Ram Charitra Nishad, Shri Sriram Malyadri, Shri Subhash Chandra Baheria, Smt. Supriya Sadanand Sule, Shri Suresh Chanabassappa Angadi (all members of Lok Sabha); Shri Anil Desai, Shri Digvijaya Singh, Dr. K.P. Ramalingam, Shri Rajkumar Dhoot, Shri Ranvijay Singh Judev, Shri Satish Chandra Misra, Kumari Selja and Shri Sukhendu Sekhar Roy (all members of Rajya Sabha).

Along with the Finance Minister, the Minister of State for Finance Shri Jayant Sinha, Shri Ratan P. Watal, Finance Secretary, Shri Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, DEA, Dr. Hasmukh Adhia, Revenue Secretary, Ms. Anjuly Chib Dugal, Secretary, Financial Services, Shri Neeraj Kumar Gupta, Secretary, DIPAM, Dr. Arvind Subramanian, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA), and other senior officers of the Ministry of Finance attended the aforesaid Consultative Committee Meeting.

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7th Pay Commission Latest News – Minister’s reply on financial outgo and implementation Date

In the event of 7th Pay Commission implementation in 2016-17, additional burden to exchequer would be Rs 1.02 lakh crore, which is 0.7 per cent of GDP

7th Pay Commission Latest News – Minister’s written reply in Parliament on financial outgo and implementation Date – Minister also confirms recent release of additional DA has no impact on the recommendation of 7th Pay Commission
7th Pay Commission likely Implementation date and Financial Implication:

Likely 7th CPC Implementation Date : 7th Pay Commission recommendations to be implementated after approval of the Cabinet on completion of screening of suggestions by Empowered Committee of secretaries which is on the job presently.
Date of Effect of 7th Pay Commission Recommendations:

Subject to acceptance by the government, 7th Pay Commission Recommendations will take effect from January 1, 2016

7th Pay Commission Financial Implication:

Type of Salary Head Total Financial outgo without 7th CPC implementation (In Crore) Total Financial outgo if 7CPC implemented (In Crore) Financial Burden out of 7CPC implementation (In Crore)
Salary 2.44 lakh 2.83 lakh 39,100
HRA 12,400 29,600 17,200
Pension 1.42 lakh 1.76 lakh 33,700
Other Allowances 24,300 36,400 12,100
Total 1,02,100

Financial Express report on Minister’s reply in Rajya Sabha on 7th Pay Commission Report:

Implementation of new pay scales recommended by the 7th Pay Commission is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, or 0.7 per cent of GDP, on the exchequer in 2016-17, government said. The implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report, however, would be after approval of the Cabinet on completion of screening of suggestions by a high-level panel of secretaries, the Rajya Sabha was informed.

The implementation of the new 7th Pay Commission pay scales is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore (or 0.7 per cent of GDP at current market prices) on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016. In a written reply, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha also said that the announcement of Dearness Allowance has no impact on the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

Giving details of financial implications of the recommendations, Sinha said the burden on pay head would increase by Rs 39,100 crore to about Rs 2.83 lakh crore in the current fiscal. Without the Pay Commission recommendations, the outgo would have been Rs 2.44 lakh crore.

The outgo towards HRA will increase by Rs 17,200 crore to Rs 29,600 crore. The outgo on pension front will be Rs 1.76 lakh crore (increase of Rs 33,700 crore) and on other allowance will be Rs 36,400 crore (up Rs 12,100 crore).

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission was set up in January. The recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission report will have bearing on the remuneration of 47 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

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7th Pay Commission award to put extra burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore in FY 16-17

7th Pay Commission award to put extra burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore in FY 16-17

 

Implementation of 7th Pay Commission award is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore, or 0.7 per cent of GDP, on the exchequer in 2016-17, government said today.

 

The implementation of recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission, however, would be after approval of the Cabinet on completion of screening of suggestions by a high-level panel of secretaries, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

 

The implementation of 7th Pay Commission award is estimated to put an additional burden of Rs 1.02 lakh crore (or 0.7 per cent of GDP at current market prices) on the exchequer in 2016-17. Subject to acceptance by the government, they will take effect from January 1, 2016.

 

In a written reply, Minister of State for Finance Jayant Sinha also said that the announcement of Dearness Allowance has no impact on the recommendations of the Pay Commission.

 

Giving details of financial implications of the recommendations, Sinha said the burden on pay head would increase by Rs 39,100 crore to about Rs 2.83 lakh crore in the current fiscal. Without the Pay Commission recommendations, the outgo would have been Rs 2.44 lakh crore.

 

The outgo towards HRA will increase by Rs 17,200 crore to Rs 29,600 crore. The outgo on pension front will be Rs 1.76 lakh crore (increase of Rs 33,700 crore) and on other allowance will be Rs 36,400 crore (up Rs 12,100 crore).

 

The Empowered Committee of Secretaries headed Cabinet Secretary P K Sinha to process the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission was set up in January.

 

The recommendations of the Pay Commission will have bearing on the remuneration of 48 lakh central government employees and 52 lakh pensioners.

 

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Jharkhand hikes Dearness Allowance (DA) by 6%

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Jharkhand government increased the dearness allowance (DA) of its employees by six per cent.

The decision, which was taken at the cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Raghubar Das, would be applied retrospectively from January 1 this year.

The cabinet also approved introducing Centre’s ‘Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yozana’ in the state.

It also gave nod to setting up dialysis centres through public private partnership in Bokaro, Chaibasa, Dhanbad, Dumka, Gumla, Hazaribagh, Jamshedpur and Palamau districts.
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7th Pay Commission – Government Plans to axe 52 out of 200 allowances

Besides recommending that 52 allowances be abolished, the 7th pay Commission suggested that another 36 be subsumed in an existing allowance or in new allowances it proposed.

7th Pay Commission – Government Plans to axe 52 out of 200 allowances – The 7th Pay Commission found inadequate the justifications offered by the Ministries for these allowances.

Secret allowance, family planning allowance, desk allowance, cash handling allowance, metropolitan allowance and headquarters allowance are among 52 of the nearly 200 allowances which the government could scrap soon.

The 7th Pay Commission found inadequate the justifications offered by the Ministries for these allowances. The government was asked to suggest rationalisation of a variety of allowances. A committee is examining the Commission’s recommendations.

The 7th pay Commission found the entire system of nearly 200 allowances “haphazard”. There are 13 for travel, 14 for additional duty, 51 for risk and hardship, nine for uniform, 4 for good services, 5 sumptuary allowances, 2 for training and 3 for knowledge update. Many were meagre cash payments and lost significance, it concluded. Rejecting the demand for doubling the family planning allowance — ranging from Rs. 210 to Rs.1,000 a month depending on grade pay — for those who adopt family planning norms after one child, the Commission recommended that it be abolished as a separate allowance was no longer needed.

Also to be abolished is the “meagre and outdated” Rs. 90 a month cycle allowance to postal officials. The briefcase allowance, paid once in three years and covering expenditure of up to Rs.10,000 on handbags, could be enhanced.

Allowances are paid to employees — both in civil and defence jobs — over and above the basic pay, either as a percentage of it, or as a specified amount, which usually varies with employees’ “level or status”. Children education allowance is an exception for which the absolute amount is the same across all ranks. Besides recommending that 52 allowances be abolished, the 7th pay Commission suggested that another 36 be subsumed in an existing allowance or in new allowances it proposed.

While allowances for newspapers, Internet and mobile phones are paid in the private sector, government employees seem to be receiving a whole bunch of top-up payments, including in cash, for simply carrying out their job.

Arguing that responding to emergencies is part of the duties of any government servant, it recommended the scrapping of breakdown allowance given by the Ministry of Railways. Similarly, it found no need for secret allowance paid every month as a flat sum for dealing with ‘Top Secret’ in the Cabinet Secretariat or metropolitan allowance for Delhi Police personnel on account of “hardship faced in a metropolitan” area. The present rates are Sub-Inspector Rs.180 a month and Constable, Head Constable and Assistant Sub-Inspector Rs. 120.

The axe could also fall on headquarters allowance (Rs. 225 a month) paid to officers of Organised Group A Service in the Department of Telecom and some other Ministries for postings at the headquarters.

With growing emphasis on banking, it recommended abolishing cash handling allowance for cashiers working in Central government departments. It is paid at rates starting from Rs. 230 for disbursing sums less than Rs. 50,000 on an average in a month and goes up to Rs. 900 for sums in excess of Rs. 10,00,000.

Investigation allowance to attract talent from other Ministries to the Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs is another such example.

Source: The Hindu

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Scheme for promotion of Adventure Sports and Similar activities amongst Central Government Employees Continuation of Scheme during the year 2016-17 and inclusion of new Institutes

No.125/1/2015-16/CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
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Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 26th April, 2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Scheme for promotion of Adventure Sports and similar activities amongst Central Government Employees Continuation of Scheme during the year 2016-17 and inclusion of new Institutes.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel & Training Office Memorandum of even number dated 4th December, 2015 circulating therewith Scheme for promotion of Adventure Sports and similar activities amongst Central Government Employees and to say that it has been decided to continue the Scheme during the year 2016-17. Further, following Institutes/Organizations have also been included in the list of approved Institutes under the Scheme:

i. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, West Bengal.
ii. Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering (JIM), Pahalgam, J&K.
iii. National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS),
Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh.
iv. Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI), Chankyapuri, New Delhi.

2. In view of the above, it is requested that the contents of the Scheme (copy enclosed) may please be disseminated amongst the employees who are eligible to avail the benefits of the Scheme and encourage them to participate in the Scheme.

(Abhay Jain)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.
Tel:24646961

To
Director/Deputy Secretary(Administration) of all Ministries/Deptt.

No.125/1/2015-16-CCSCSB
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 26th April, 2016.

SCHEME FOR PROMOTION OF ADVENTURE SPORTS & SIMILAR ACTIVITIES AMONGST CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

1. Background: The Department of Personnel and Training
recognizes that welfare of employees is one of the prime tasks of
personnel management and sports activities play an important role in improving their efficiency and morale. Participation by Central
Government Employees in adventure sports and similar activities will give them a platform where they would learn lessons from nature and use the knowledge acquired for welfare of the society.

2. Vision: To foster spirit of risk-taking, cooperative team work,
capacity of readiness, vital response to challenging situations,
endurance and environmental awareness.

3. Mission: The Mission of the Scheme for promotion of adventure
sports and similar activities is to encourage Central Government
Employees working in the Ministries/Department of the Government of India to take part in these activities by giving financial assistance and other incentives. The Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board, a Society registered under the Society Registration Act, 1860, which is under the aegis and control of the Department of Personnel & Training will be the nodal agency for the Scheme.

4. Objectives:

(i) The Scheme would tackle the alarming situation of stress and
impact of sedentary life on Government servants as highlighted
in several studies conducted so far;
(ii) It would provide a creative outlet to Central Government
Employees;
(iii) It would create and foster spirit of risk – taking, cooperative
team work, capacity of readiness and vital response to
challenging situations and of endurance;
(iv) Central Government Employees would be prepared for better
Disaster Management; and
(v) Environmental awareness would be inculcated amongst the
Central Government Employees.

5. Scope of the Scheme: The scope of the Scheme is limited to Central Government Employees working in the Ministries/Departments of Government of India. It will also be limited to the programme run by Institutes/Organizations approved by the Department of Personnel & Training.

6. Activities to be sponsored and Institutes: The Department of Personnel & Training will sponsor programmes of 5-7 days duration to be organized by the Institutes/Organizations listed at Annex-I.

The programme will have components of environmental awareness,
disaster management, team spirit, capacity building, and Swachchh
Bharat Campaign. The activities under the programme will be
Trekking, Mountaineering, Rock-Climbing, Cycling in a difficult terrain, Skiing, Surfing, Boat Sailing, Snorkeling, Rafting, Para Sailing Ballooning, Para Gliding, Jungle Safari/Trekking, Desert
Safari/Trekking, Beach Trekking and Environmental Awareness Camps etc. A Calendar of the programmes admissible under the Scheme will be circulated by the Department of Personnel & Training from time to time.

7. Financial Assistance and other incentives:

7.1 The Department of Personnel & Training will provide financial
assistance to the eligible Central Government Employees for the
programme of approved activities and conducted by the Institutes
listed in Annex I .

7.2 Financial assistance will be in the form of reimbursement of Travel Expenses, programme fee and Hiring Charges of the equipments as per the terms and conditions specified in paragraph

7.3 and with a maximum ceiling of Rs.20,OOO/- (Rs. Twenty thousand only) per person per camp. The assistance will be limited to one activity in a block period of two year. Financial Assistance of 100% of programme fee would be provided in a calendar year to two officials of each Ministries/Departments who have been awarded by the Ministry/Department for excellence in service and nominated for the programme.
7.3 The following Heads are admissible for financial assistance under the Scheme:

i) To and fro travel expenses as per the entitlements under Leave Travel Concessions Rules with a maximum ceiling of Rs. 4,000/;

ii) Re-imbursement of Programme fee:

(a) 90% for Group ‘ C’ Central Government Employee;
(b) 80% for Group ‘ B’ Central Government Employee; and
(c) 75% for Group’ A’ Central Government Employee.

iii) Actual hiring charges if the necessary equipment are hired from any Government agency with adequate proof subject to maximum of Rs. 2000/-.

7.4 Special Casual Leave will be granted to eligible participants in
accordance with Department of Personnel & Training Office Memorandum No. 6/1/1985-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 16th July, 1985, No. 6/1/85-Estt(Pay-I) dated 7th November, 1988 and No.6/3/2015 – Estt(Pay-I) dated 29th February, 2016.

8. Procedure for availing benefits of the Scheme:

8.1 The Central Government Employee will register himself with the Institute/Organization for the approved programme and make payment for it. He/she will simultaneously also submit his/her application to Central Civil Services Cultural & Sports Board duly
forwarded by the Welfare Officer of their  respective Ministry/Department.
8.2 The Ministry/Department will forward nominations of officials who have been awarded by the Ministry/Department for excellence in service and eligible for Financial Assistance of 100% of programme fee.
8.3 The Welfare Officer of the Ministry/Department in each case will certify that the recommended official is a Central Government employee working in the main Ministry/Department and medically fit for the adventure activities opted by him.
8.4 The financial assistance will be given on successful completion of the programme and submission of participation certificate to the Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board.

9. Flexibility to expand the scope: The Department of Personnel&
Training will reserve the rights to modify the scheme, addition or
deletion of activities, Institutes/Organization, change in pattern of
financial assistance and other conditions of the Scheme without any
prior notice.

ANNEX I

LIST OF APPROVED INSTITUTES/ORGANISATIONS FOR SCHEME FOR PROMOTION OF ADVENTURE SPORTS AND SIMILAR ACTIVITIES AMONGST GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES AS ON 13.04.2016

1. Nehru Institute of Mountaineering, Uttarkashi, Uttarakhand.
(Recognized by Ministry of Defence and Government of Uttarakhand)

http://www.nimindia.net

2. Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Manali, Himachal Pradesh. (Government of Himachal Pradesh)
http://www . adventureh i ma laya. org
3. Indian Institute of Skiing & Mountaineering, Department of Tourism, Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir. (Ministry of Tourism)
http: //www .iismgulmarg .in
4. National Institute of Water Sports, Vasco da Gama, Goa. (Ministry of Tourism) http://www.niws.nic.in
5. Swami Vivekanand Institute of Mountaineering, Mount Abu, Rajasthan.
(Government of Gujarat) http ://www.gujmount.com
6. Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Ltd, Dehradun, Uttarakhand.
(Govern ment of Utta ra kha nd) http://www.gmvnl.com/newgmvn
7. Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI), Darjeeling, West Bengal. http://www.hmi-darjeeling .com
8. Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering (JIM), Pahalgam, J&K.

http://www.jawaharinstitutepahalgam.com

9. National Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports (NIMAS), Dirang, Arunachal Pradesh.
10. Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI), Chankyapuri, New Delhi.
http://www.yhaindia .org

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Posting of regular Under Secretary and posting on promotion to the grade of Under Secretary on ad-hoc basis – seeking options

IMMEDIATE

No.5/3/2015-CS.I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension –
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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2nd Floor, LokNayakBhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
Dated the 26th April, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Posting of regular Under Secretary and posting on promotion to the grade of Under Secretary on ad-hoc basis – seeking options – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that one Under Secretary who has returned from long leave is to be given posting. Further, it is also proposed to promote 8 Section Officers to the grade of Under Secretary from the approved panel.

2. The vacancies proposed to be filled up and the officers who are to be considered for posting are given in the Annexures to this OM. The vacancies include vacancies on account of existing vacancies and the retirement / deputation vacancies arising on 30.04.2016. Ministries/ Departments are requested to verify the vacancy position and in case of any discrepancy the same may be brought to the notice of this Department immediately.

3. The officers are requested to exercise option by 5.30 PM on 27.04.2016. The options may be submitted at the e-mail address given below as per enclosed proforma. Posting of officers will be decided in terms of Rotational Transfer Policy.

4. Web Based Cadre Management System: The officers concerned should also ensure that their data is complete in all respects in the web based cadre management system at cscms.nic.in If the data is not complete it should be first got updated through the nodal officer of the Ministry/ Department / CS.I Division before submitting the option . If the data is not complete in the web based system, the officer concerned will not be considered for promotional posting.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele: 24629412
Telefax: 24629414
Email: r.saraswat@nic.in

To: Officers concerned (through website of this Department)

annexureI

annexureII

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Policy Towards World War II Veterans Pensioners

Policy Towards World War II Veterans Pensioners

Ministry of Defence

The pension of World War-II pensioners was granted as per provisions of Pension Regulation for the Army in India (Part-I & Part-II) 1940, prevalent at that time. As per these Pension Regulations, there were provisions of Retiring pension, Ordinary pension, Special pension Family, Disability pension, Children Allowance and Gratuity, which were governed on the basis of different eligibility conditions like rank last held in different arms, qualifying service rendered, attributability / non attributability and aggravation etc. In addition, there was provision of ‘Jangi Inam’ for World War-I & II veteran pensioners which was payable for two lives and one life respectively. At present, the rate of monetary allowance on account of Jangi Inam is Rs.500/- per month.

The number of surviving World War-II pensioners and Family pensioners is dynamic and therefore, keeps on changing due to natural wastage. As regards actual number of World War-II pensioners, no separate data-base has been maintained to distinguish World War-II veteran pensioners vis-a-vis other pensioners.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar in Rajya Sabha today.

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