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Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme,2018

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Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme,2018

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

 NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 15th February, 2018

G.S.R. 170(E). – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6C read with sub-section (1) of section 7 of the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 (19 of 1952), the Central Government hereby makes the following scheme, further to amend the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976, namely:-

 

1. (1) This Scheme may be called the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance (Amendment) Scheme, 2018.

(2) It shall come into force from the date of its publication in the official gazette.

 

2. In the Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme, 1976, in paragraph 22, -(1) in sub-paragraph (3), for clause (i), the following shall be substituted, namely:-

“(i) the average monthly wages drawn (subject to a maximum of fifteen thousand rupees), during the twelve months preceding the month in which he died, multiplied by thirty times plus fifty per cent. of the average balance in the account of the deceased in the Fund or of a provident fund exempted under section 17 of the Act or under paragraph 27 or 27A of the Employees’ Provident Funds Scheme, 1952, as the case may be, during the preceding twelve months or during the period of his membership, whichever is less subject to a ceiling of one lakh and fifty thousand rupees:

Provided that the assurance benefit shall not be less than two lakh and fifty thousand rupees:

Provided further that the assurance benefit shall not exceed six lakh rupees:

 

3. The provisions of the first proviso of clause (i) of sub-paragraph (3) of paragraph 22 shall be in force for a period of two years from the date of publication of this Scheme in the Official Gazette.”

 

[F. No. S-35012/8/2017-SS-II]

S/d,
R. K. GUPTA,
Jt. Secy

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Payment of OT Calculation in the Revise Pay – PCA (Fys) Instruction

Payment of OT Calculation in the Revise Pay – PCA (Fys) Instruction

Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948

No. Pay/Tech-11/73

Date: 12/04/2018

To

1) All Controller of Finance & Accounts (FYS)

2) All Br.AOs

Sub: Payment of Over Time Allowances (OTA) in the revise pay to the employees Of Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act. 1948

MoD No dated 2602.2018, received under OFB. Kolkata letter bearing No. 525/Genl/Per/Policy(Vl) dated 19.03.2018 regarding payment of Overtime Allowance to the employees of the Defence Industrial Establishment governed by the Factory Act, 1948 on the basis of revised wages with effect from the date the wages have been revised i.e. 01.01.2016 subject to the conditions mentioned therein, is forwarded herewith for further necessary action at your end.

Further in case of the OT element Of Piece Workers in respect of Overtime up to 9 hours a day or 48 hours in a week is to be worked out on the basis of Piece Work Correlation on 6th CPC pay scale till finalisation Of the Same on revised pay structure.

sd/-

Addl.Controller of Accounts (Fys)

Source: http://pcafys.nic.in/

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7% DA Orders Jan 2018: TN Govt Employees and Pensioners

7% DA Orders Jan 2018: TN Govt Employees and Pensioners

 

The Government of Tamil Nadu, Finace Department issued orders to enhanced rate of Dearness Allowance payable to its employees from the existing rate of 5% to 7% with effect from 1st January 2018.

 

The arrears of Dearness Allowance for the months of January, February and March 2018 shall be drawn and disbursed immediately by existing cashless mode of Electronic Clearance System (ECS).

 

Pensioners and Family Pensioners: Dearness Relief enhanced from 5% to 7% applicable with effect from 1.1.2018 to all Pensioners and Family Pensioners.

 

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable with effect from 1-1-2018 in respect of employees continuing to draw their pay in the Pre-2006 pay scales and Pre-2016 pay scale/Grade Pay.

 

AD-HOC INCREASE – Employees drawing Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium – Another Ad-hoc Increase from 1 1 2018 – Orders – Issued.

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Pending issues of Central Government Employees

Pending issues of Central Government Employees – NC JCM Staff Side

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary

National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com

No.NC-JCM-2018-CS/PM

April 10, 2018

The Cabinet Secretary,
Government of India
Cabinet Secretariat,
Rastrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi.

Sub: Pending issues of Central Government Employees

Dear Sir,
As you are aware that the Central Government Employees issues particularly review of New Pension Scheme, Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula are pending since long. Its unfortunate that inspite of assurance given by Cabinet Ministers and our pursuation with you time to time has not yielded any result so far. We had deffered the strike on a clear cut assurance but the committees formulated to resolve the issues have not done any thing, with the result creating lot of anguish amoagest Central Government Employees.

It is also unfortunate that inspite of continues persuation the meeting of National Council has also not been fixed gives an impression than no body is serious for resolution of long pending demands of Central Government Employees. The National Council JCM (Staff Side) had tried its level best for a negotiated settlement but unfortunately could not succeed due to willingly attitude of Government.

In view of all round dissatisfaction among Central Government Employees it is requested that the above demands could be resolve without further loss of time and meeting of National Council (JCM) should also be convend at an earliest to resolve the other issues submitted as agenda.

Thanking you,

Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary

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Child Care Leave (CCL) Permitted leave headquarters , LTC , Foreign travel

Child Care Leave (CCL) Permitted leave headquarters , LTC , Foreign travel

Child-Care-Leave-CCL-Central-Government-Employees

No. 13018/6/2013-Estt(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Old JNU Campus, New Delhi 110 067
Dated: 3rd April, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Child Care Leave (CCL) – Clarification Reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoP’Ts O.M. No. 21011/08/2013- Estt.(AL), dated 25.03.2013 and to say that references have been received with regard to leaving Head Quarters/Station while on CCL and availing LTC during CCL.

2. In this regard, it is has now been decided that:

(i) An employee on CCL may be permitted to leave headquarters with the prior approval of appropriate competent authority.

(ii) LTC may be availed while an employee is on CCL.

(iii) An employee on CCL may proceed on foreign travel provided clearances from appropriate competent authorities are taken in advance.

3 Hindi version will follow.

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Schemes for welfare of Women and Children

Schemes for welfare of Women and Children

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Women and Child Development

Schemes for welfare of Women and Children

 05 APR 2018

Ministry of Women and Child Development (MWCD) implements several schemes supporting for the welfare of the women and children including SC/ST and minority of different age groups.

SwadharGreh Scheme

MWCD implements SwadharGreh Scheme which targets the women victims of unfortunate circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity. The Scheme envisages providing shelter, food, clothing and health as well as economic and social security for the women victims of difficult circumstances which includes widows, destitute women and aged women. The total women benefitted under SwadharGreh scheme during 2016-17 is 16,530 and during 2017-18 is 17,291.

Ujjawala Scheme

Ujjawala Scheme is being implemented for Prevention of trafficking and for Rescue, Rehabilitation, Re-integration and Repatriation of victims of trafficking for commercial sexual exploitation. The number of beneficiaries under the scheme in the year 2017-18 and 2016-17 each is 6,175.

‘Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) Scheme’

The Ministry is administering ‘Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP) Scheme’ to provide skills that give employability to women and to provide competencies and skill that enable women to become self-employed/entrepreneurs. The Scheme is intended to benefit women who are in the age group of 16 years and above across the country.

National Nutrition Mission (NNM)

Government of India has approved for setting up of National Nutrition Mission (NNM) on 30.11.2017, which aims to achieve improvement in nutritional status of Children, pregnant women and lactating mothers and reduce anemia among children and women. It strives to reduce the level of stunting, under-nutrition, anemia and low birth weight babies. It will create synergy, ensure better monitoring, issue alerts for timely action, and encourage States/UTs to perform, guide and supervise the line Ministries and the States/ UTs to achieve the targeted goals.

Scheme for Adolescent Girls

The Government on 16.11.2017 approved continuation of the Scheme for Adolescent Girls for out of school adolescent girls of age 11-14 years for a period of one year i.e. up to 30.11.2018. The scheme aims at providing supplementary nutrition containing 600 calories, 18-20 grams of protein and micronutrients per beneficiary per day for 300 days in a year, motivating out of school girls to go back to formal schooling or skill training under non-nutrition component of the scheme. The cost norms for nutrition have also been revised from existing rates of Rs.5.00 per beneficiary per day to Rs.9.5 per beneficiary per day. Government has also approved phased expansion and universalisation of the Scheme for Adolescent Girls i.e. in additional 303 districts in 2017-18 and the remaining districts in 2018-19 with the simultaneous phasing out of Kishori Shakti Yojana. The scheme has been extended to all the districts of the country w.e.f. 01.04.2018.

Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS)

Further, under the Integrated Child Development Scheme (ICDS), 1,82,68,917 pregnant women and lactating mothers got benefit during the year 2016-17 and 1,63,10,379 during the year 2017-18 (as on 31.12.2017). Also, the number of Children (6 Months-6 years of age) including girl child who got benefit under ICDS Scheme during the year 2017-18 (as on 31.12.2017) is 6,81,38,809.

One Stop Centre (OSC)

One Stop Centre (OSC) scheme is being implemented by the Ministry to support women affected by violence w.e.f. 1st April, 2015, which aims to facilitate access to an integrated range of services including medical aid, police assistance, legal aid/case management, psychosocial counseling and temporary support services. At present, 170 OSCs are functional in various districts in 32 States. 97,961 cases have been registered as on 07.02.2018.

Universalisation of Women Helpline

The Ministry also implements the scheme of Universalisation of Women Helpline through States/UTs Government since 1st April, 2015 to provide 24-hour emergency and non-emergency response to women affected by violence. Women Helplines are functional in 28 States. As on date, a total of 12,14,763 complaints have been addressed from the Women Helplines.

This information was given by Union Minister for Women and Child Development, SmtManeka Sanjay Gandhi in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

Source : PIB

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Economy in Use of Paper in Government Offices

Economy in Use of Paper in Government Offices

The e-Office is a Mission Mode Project (MMP) under the National e-Governance Programme of the Government of India. The e-Office product has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) for implementation in all central Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. e-Office suit comprises of various applications including routine daily works like Leave Management System, File Management System, Knowledge Management System, Tour Management System, Stationery Requests etc. to ensure economy in use of paper.

As on 21.03.2018, 78 central government Ministries/Departments are implementing e-Office.

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

Source: PIB.

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Need to avoid the nomenclature “Dalit” for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes

Need to avoid the nomenclature “Dalit” for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes – Govt of India Order

No.12017/02/2018-SCD(R.L.Cell)
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Department of Social Justice and Empowerment

Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
New Delhi, dated: 15.03.2018

To,
The Chief Secretaries to all the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations.

Subject: Need to avoid the nomenclature “Dalit” for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) letter No. BC 12025/44/80-SC&BCD.I/IV, dated 10.02.1982, addressed to all the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations in which a request was made to issue instructions to the authorities empowered to issue the Scheduled Castes certificates, not to insert the word ‘Harijin’ in the Scheduled Caste certificates, but to mention only the caste to which the person belongs and which has been recognised as Scheduled Caste under the Presidential Orders. Subsequently, the Ministry of Welfare (now Social Justice and Empowerment), vide, letter No. 12025/14/90-SCD (R.L.Cell), dated 16.08.1990, again requested the State Governments/ UT Administrations that for all official transactions, matters, dealings, certificates etc., the Constitutional term, ‘Scheduled Caste’ in English and its appropriate translation in other national languages should alone be used for denoting the persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes. Thereafter, in compliance with recommendation of the Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee the aforesaid instructions were again reiterated vide this Ministry’s letter No.17020/64/2010-SCD (R.L.Cell) dated 22.11.2012.

 

2. The Hon’ble High Court of Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior Bench in its order dated 15.01.2018 passed in W.P. No.20420 of 2017 (PIL)-Dr.Mohanlal Mahor Vs.Union of India & Ors. has directed as under:-

“…..that the Central Government/ State Government and its functionaries would refrain from using the nomenclature ‘Dalit’ for the members belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as the same does not find mentioned in the Constitution of India or any statute.”

3. All the State Governments/U.T. Administrations are requested that for all official transactions, matters, dealings, certificates etc., the Constitutional term, ‘Scheduled Caste‘ in English, and its appropriate translation in other national languages should alone be used for denoting the persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes notified in the Presidential Orders issued under Article 341 of the Constitution of India.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Arvind Kumar)
Director (SCD)

 

Source: http://www.icar.org.in

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EQUAL PAY FOR DAILY WAGERS/CONTRACT LABOURERS AND REGULAR EMPLOYEES

Equal Pay for Equal Work: Equal Pay for Daily Wagers/Contract Labourers and Regular Employees

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA

STARRED QUESTION NO. 346
TO BE ANSWERED ON 28.03.2018

 

EQUAL PAY FOR DAILY WAGERS/CONTRACT LABOURERS AND REGULAR EMPLOYEES

 

346. DR. SATYANARAYAN JATIYA:
Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to
state:
(a)the policy of “equal pay for equal work” and the effective measures taken for the implementation of the same; and
(b)in reference to (a) above the measures taken to ensure equal payment to daily wagers and contract labourers employed in institutes, establishments and companies of Government and
private sector as is being given to regular employees employed there?

 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE(IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a) & (b): The principal of “equal pay for equal work” was examined and laid down by the Hon‟ble Supreme Court in the civil appeal number 213 of 2013. The issue before the Hon‟ble Supreme Court was as under:
“whether temporarily engaged employees (daily-wage employees, ad- appointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees and the like), are entitled to minimum of the regular pay-scale, alongwith dearness allowance (as revised from time to time) on account of their performing the same duties, which are discharged by those engaged on regular basis, against sanctioned posts”

 

The Hon‟ble Supreme Court held that:
“There can be no doubt, that the principle of “equal pay for equal work” would be applicable to all the concerned temporary employees, so as to vest in them the right to claim wages, at par with the minimum of the pay-scale of regularly engaged Government employees, holding the same post”

 

The above judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 26th October, 2016 covers various sets of temporarily engaged employees, viz. daily-wage employees, adappointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees etc. It is mandatory for the employer/principal employer to comply with the provisions of labour laws and apply the ratio laid down by the Hon’ble Supreme Court regarding “equal pay for equal work” while paying wages to its workers/labourers.

 

In so far as the contract labour is concerned, the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 provides for wage parity as stipulated in rule 25(2)(v)(a) which is reproduced below:

 

“in cases where the workmen employed by the contractor perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment, the wage rates, holidays, hours of work and other conditions of service of the workmen of the contractor shall be the same as applicable to the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment on the same or similar kind of work”

 

Source: www.rajyasabga.nic.in

 

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Dress Code prescribed for Income Tax Employees

Dress Code prescribed for Income Tax Employees

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CHIEF COMMISSIONER OF INCOME TAX, DELHI
C.R.BUILDING, L.P.ESTATE, NEW DELHI-110002
Phone No.011-23379596/23379245; FAX 011-23378668

 F.No.PrCCIT/Admin/2017-18/02

Dated: 02.03.2018

Office Order

Reg: Dress Code prescribed for Income Tax Employees

The Income Tax Department strives to maintain a workplace environment that is well functioning and maintain high standard of conduct and decorum. As part of that effort, the Department requires employees to maintain a neat, clean and formal appearance that is appropriate for the workplace setting.

It if often seen that a large number of employees, especially the younger members of the department come dress casually for the office, which is unexpected of them.

All the Officers/Officials/ staff members should be attired in appropriate, formal, clean, modest and decent clothes. Casual and party attire should be strictly avoided during appearance in office. Any staff member who does not meet the attire, will be subject to corrective action and may be asked to leave the premises to change clothing.

This issues with the prior approval of the competent authority.

(Divya Vashishta)
Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax, (Hqrs.) (Admn.)
New Delhi.

Source: Confederation

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Gratuity Ceiling Amendment – Gratuity Payment, Date and Maternity Leave

Gratuity Ceiling Amendment – Gratuity Payment, Date and Maternity Leave

Gratuity Ceiling Amendment Notifications issued by Government of India regarding Upper limit of Gratuity Payment, Date on which come into force and Maximum Period of Maternity Leave…

MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018

S.O. 1419(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 (12 of 2018), the Central Government hereby appoints the 29th day of March, 2018 as the date on which the said Act shall come into force.

[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018

S.O. 1420 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 4 of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972), the Central Government hereby specifies that the amount of gratuity payable to an employee under the said Act shall not exceed twenty lakh rupees.

[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 29th March, 2018

S.O. 1421 (E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (iv) of the Explanation to sub-section (2) of section 2A of the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 (39 of 1972), the Central Government hereby specifies for the purposes of the said clause that the total period of maternity leave in the case of a female employee shall not exceed twenty-six weeks.

[No.S-42012/02/2016-SS-II]
MANISH GUPTA, Jt. Secy.

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Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 brought in force on 29th March, 2018

Gratuity ceiling raised to 20 Lakhs w.e.f. 29.3.2018

Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Act, 2018 brought in force on 29th March, 2018

Decision:The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed by Lok Sabha on 15th March, 2018 and by the Rajya Sabha on 22nd March, 2018, has been brought in force on 29th March, 2018.

Background: The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons. The main purpose for enacting this Act is to provide social security to workman after retirement, whether retirement is a result of superannuation, or physical disablement or impairment of vital part of the body. Therefore, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is an important social security legislation to wage earning population in industries, factories and establishments.

2. The present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under the Act is Rs. 10 Lakh. The provisions for Central Government employees under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 with regard to gratuity are also similar. Before implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was Rs. 10 Lakh. However, with implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, in case of Government servants, the ceiling has been raised to Rs. 20 Lakhs.

3. Therefore, considering the inflation and wage increase even in case of employees engaged in private sector, this Government decided that the entitlement of gratuity should also be revised in respect of employees who are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Accordingly, the Government initiated the process for amendment to Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to increase the maximum limit of gratuity to such amount as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time. Now, the Government has issued the notification specifying the maximum limit to Rs. 20 Lakh.

4. In addition, the Bill also envisages to amend the provisions relating to calculation of continuous service for the purpose of gratuity in case of female employees who are on maternity leave from ‘twelve weeks’ to ‘such period as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time’. This period has also been notified as twenty six weeks.

Major Impact: The Bill as passed by both the Houses of Parliament, and assented to by the Hon’ble President and notified by the Government. This will ensure harmony amongst employees in the private sector and in Public Sector Undertakings/ Autonomous Organizations under Government who are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules. These employees will be entitled to receive higher amount of gratuity at par with their counterparts in Government sector.

Source: PIB

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Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India

F.No. 24(3)/E.Coord/2018
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 26th March 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Provision of telephone facilities and reimbursements to officers of Government of India.

The Department of Expenditure has from time to time issued instructions on provision of telephone facilities, monetary ceilings on reimbursement to the officers of the Government of India. Given the increasing dependence on telecommunication technology including mobile telephones for carrying out official work, the existing instructions have been comprehensively reviewed, revised and the following instructions are hereby circulated for compliance by all Ministry/Departments, in supersession of all earlier instructions issued by this Department on the subject.

1. Official Telephones

1.1 All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for office telephone with STD facility. For officers of the level below Deputy Secretary, Ministry/Departments may decide in consultation with the Financial Advisers on providing STD facility depending on their functional requirements.

1.2 ISD facility is allowed on official telephones in respect of Administrative Secretaries only.

1.3 All other cases for providing ISD facility on official telephone for officers of the level below Secretary to the Government of India may be decided by the Administrative Secretary in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser.

1.4 Administrative Secretary/ Head of Departments may in consultation with the concerned Financial Adviser provide officers below the level of Deputy Secretary official telephones with STD facility on functional basis. This facility should not be given in a routine manner but extreme caution and austerity should be exercised.

1.5 Financial Advisors shall submit a half-yearly report to D/o Expenditure on the number of ISD facility concurred/approved during a financial year.

2. Residential telephones

2.1. All officers of the level of Deputy Secretary equivalent and above are entitled for one official residential landline telephone with STD facility.

2.2 Residential telephone can be allowed to officials below the rank of Deputy Secretary equivalent on functional basis subject to the condition that this facility shall be restricted to 25% of the sanctioned strength of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/Department. This limit will equally apply to Attached and Subordinate offices.

2.3 ISD facility shall not be allowed on residential telephones.

2.4 Personal staff of Ministers [Private Secretary, Additional Private Secretary and 1st PA of Ministry] and Administrative Secretary [Principal Staff Officer (PSO)/ Senior Principal Private Secretary/ Principal Private Secretary/Private Secretary], Section Officer (Parliament) and Assistant Section Officer (Parliament) are entitled to the facility of one residential landline telephone.

3. Mobile Phone Handsets

3.1 Officers of the level of Secretary and equivalent will be entitled to reimbursement for one mobile handset costing not more than Rs.25,000/-(Rupees Twenty Five thousand only) once during the whole tenure. Global roaming facility shall not be allowed on the mobile connection.

4. Reimbursement of telephone call charges

4.1 Reimbursement of telephone call charges of residential telephone/ mobile phone/broadband/mobile data/data card shall be as per entitlement given below:

SI. No. Level/Designation Limit on reimbursement
1 Secretary to the Government of India and

equivalent level

Rs. 4200/- per month + taxes as applicable
2 Additional Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 3000/- per month + taxes as applicable
3 Joint Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent level Rs. 2700/- per month + taxes as applicable
4 Director/Deputy Secretary to the

Government of India and equivalent level

Rs. 2250/- per month + taxes as applicable
5 Below the rank of Deputy Secretary and
equivalent to the Government of India
(restricted to 50% of the sanctioned strength
of Group ‘A’ officers in a Ministry/
Department/Attached/Subordinate office)
Rs. 1200/- per month + taxes as applicable

4.2 No SIM/data-card will be provided by office.

4.3 There will be no separate ceiling for the landline/ mobile/broadband/mobile data/data card. The amount reimbursable will cover landline and / or mobile /broadband/mobile data/data card connection and shall be limited to the ceiling prescribed or as per actuals whichever is lower. Call charges over and above the ceiling prescribed along with taxes thereon shall be paid by the officers

4.4 The amount shall be reimbursed on submission of bills/receipt by the concerned officer. Officers are at liberty to choose the service provider and the tariff package for residential landline/mobile phones.

4.5 In case where husband and wife are sharing the same residential landline telephone and both are entitled for reimbursement, only one of them will be allowed reimbursement against the residential landline telephone. The claim for mobile phone charges shall be treated separately for each of the officer subject to the entitled ceiling.

4.6 Reimbursement for mobile will be restricted to the officer in whose name the mobile connection is registered.

4.7 The entitlement of an officer drawing pay in a scale intervening between that of Director and Joint Secretary would be at par with that of Deputy Secretary/Director.

4.8 Excess expenditure upto 30% of the ceiling amount (applicable to the officer) can be reimbursed to officers of Joint Secretary equivalent and above and also to Private Secretary/ Officers on Special Duty to the Ministers subject to their submitting a certificate, duly justifying that excess expenditure incurred was for official purpose and unavoidable. This reimbursement would require the concurrence of the Financial Adviser concerned and sanction of the Administrative Secretary/ Secretary Equivalent of the Department/ Organization. In so far as Secretary/ Secretary equivalent officer are concerned, they shall be competent to exercise the aforesaid powers in their own cases. The power to sanction this expenditure shall not be delegated.

4.9 Telephone reimbursement will not be admissible in cases of Leave (of any nature) and trainings which are for more than one calendar month (s).

5. Mobile Facility during official visits abroad

5.1 Officials and delegations visiting abroad for the purpose of short official visits/meeting/conferences/workshops may be provided SIM card by our Mission / Embassy. In case SIM card is not provided by our Mission / Embassy, there will be a monetary ceiling of Rs.2000/- per day for officer above the level of Additional Secretary and equivalent and Rs.1000/- per day for other officers towards reimbursement of call charges.

5.2 No mobile phone facility shall be provided during training period whatsoever including training abroad.

6. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.

S/d,
(H.Atheli)
Director

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Repayment of 8.24% GS 2018

Ministry of Finance

Repayment of 8.24% GS 2018

27 MAR 2018

The repayment of following security is due as per details given below:

Table: Details of GoI Securities maturing on April 22, 2018
Sl. No. Name of Security Scheduled Date of Repayment Effective date of Repayment No Interest Accrual from scheduled date of Repayment
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1. Repayment of ‘8.24% GS 2018′ April 22, 2018 (Sunday) April 21, 2018 (Saturday) April 22, 2018 (Sunday)

 

The outstanding balance under 8.24% GS 2018 will be repayable on the effective date of repayment as indicated in column 4 of above table. In the event of a holiday being declared on effective day of repayment by any State Government under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881, the Loan/s will be repaid by the paying offices in that State on the previous working day.

As per sub-regulations 24 (2) and 24(3) of Government Securities Regulations, 2007 payment of maturity proceeds to the registered holder of Government Security held in the form of Subsidiary General Ledger or Constituent Subsidiary General Ledger account or Stock Certificate shall be made by a pay order incorporating the relevant particulars of his bank account or by credit to the account of the holder in any bank having facility of receipt of funds through electronic means. For the purpose of making payment in respect of the securities, the original subscriber or the subsequent holders of such Government Securities, shall submit the relevant particulars of their bank account well in advance.

However, in the absence of relevant particulars of bank account / mandate for receipt of funds through electronic means, to facilitate repayment of the Loan on the due date, holders may tender the securities, duly discharged, at the Public Debt Offices, Treasuries / Sub-Treasuries and branches of State Bank of India and its Associate Banks (at which they are enfaced / registered for payment of interest) 20 days in advance of the due date for repayment.

Full details of the procedure for receiving the discharge value may be obtained from any of the aforesaid paying offices.

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Details of Holiday Home/Touring Officers Hostels/Guest House

Details of Holiday Home/Touring Officers Hostels/Guest House
(location/State-wise & capacity)

State & No. of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s Hostels/Guest Houses Holiday homes (HH)/Touring officers’hostel (TOH) Location & Address Capacity (total Rooms Whether under online booking or not
Uttar Pradesh HH Sikandra, Agra 14 Yes
TOH Kar-Kunj Agra 4 No
TOH Sanjay Place, Agra 3 Yes
TOH Mahatma Gandhi Marg Allahabad 4 Yes
HH Sector-K, Aliganj, Lucknow 22 Yes
TOH Deen Dayal Puram,Bareilly 4 Yes
TOH Chandmari, Lamhi, Varanasi 4 Yes
Rajasthan HH Agra Gate, Ajmer 42 Yes
HH Vidhyadhar Nagar Jaipur 46 Yes
HH Bera Road ,Jaisalmer 13 Yes
TOH West Patel Nagar, Circuit House Road,Jodhpur 4 Yes
TOH Delwara Road,Distt. Sirohi, Mount Abu 4 Yes
HH Sector — 14, near C.A. Circle, Udaipur 15 Yes
Goa HH Bambolim, Panji Road, Goa 13 Yes
TOH Panaji-Madgaon Road Goa 8 Yes
Punjab TOH Ram Tirath Nagar,Amritsar 2 No
TOH Madhopur 4 Yes
TOH Sector 7B Chandigarh 20 Yes
Tamilnadu HH Koodalpudur, Anaiyur (PO) Madurai 20 Yes
HH Kovalam Road Kanyakumari 22 Yes
HH Udagamandalam, Nilgiris Ooty 25 Yes
Madras TOH Shashtri Bhawan, Chennai 10 Yes
TOH Rajaji Bhawan,Chennai 20 Yes
Karnataka HH T. Narasipur Road, Sidhartha Nagar Mysore 44 Yes
Andhra Pradesh TOH Domlur,Bangalore 2 No
TOH Koramangala, Bangalore 39 Yes
HH IS Mahal Road, Nehru Nagar, Tirupati 54 Yes
TOH Autonagar , Vijayawada 6 Yes
Telangana TOH Koti Nirman Bhawan ,Hyderabad 8 Yes
TOH Kawadi Guda , Hyderabad 7 Yes
Uttrakhand HH Southwood Cottage, ITBP Campus Mussoorie 5 Yes
TOH Landaur Bazar , Mussoorie 4 No
HH Khurpatal Nainital 13 Yes
TOH Subhash Chowk, (Near Clock Tower-Paltan Bazar), Dehradun 12 Yes
Himachal Pradesh HH Mall Road, Grand Hotel, Shimla 120 Yes
TOH ITBP Camp, Baweli Kullu 3 No
Andaman & Nicobar HH Ranchi Basti, Lamba Line Portblair 15 Yes
Kerala TOH Pulleppady, Kathrikkadavu Cochin 21 Yes
TOH Poonkulam Vellyani , Trivendrum 9 Yes
TOH Dutt Saw Mill Road, Kallai (PO), Kozhikode Calicut 5 Yes
Delhi HH West Kidwai Nagar, Delhi 20 Yes
TOH Curzon Road, Delhi 47 Yes
TOH Aliganj, Delhi 20 No
TOH HUDCO Place, Delhi 10 Yes
TOH Asia House, Delhi 30 Yes
Guj rat TOH Sector — 6/D, Near Civil Hospital,Gandhi Nagar 5 Yes
TOH Sector — 6/D, Near Civil Hospital,Gandhi Nagar 6 Yes
Sikkim HH (Near Zero Point and Vajra Cinema Hall) , Gangtok 15 Yes
TOH Near Zero Point, Gangtok 8 No
Assam TOH Narangi Road Guwahati (Main Building) 7 Yes
TOH Narangi Road Guwahati (Hostel Block) 4 Yes
Meghalaya TOH Dhankheti, CPWD, Office Residential Complex 6 Yes
Shillong
Madhya Pradesh TOH City Centre, Gwalior 2 No
HH Near Nain Narmada Temple, Amarkantak 70 No
(at the disposal of MPTDC on lease basis)
TOH Daskhina Maidan Neemuch 2 No
J&K TOH Satwari Gantt, Jammu 10 Yes
TOH Dhar Road,Udhampur 2 No
West Bengal TOH Acharya J.C. Bose Road Kolkata 56 Yes
TOH Nirman Bhawan, 4 Yes
Matigara,Siliguri
Maharashtra TOH Church Gate Mumbai 11 Yes
TOH Hyderabad Estates, Mumbai 36 Yes
TOH Antop Hills, Mumbai 5 No
TOH Seminary Hills, Bungalow No.3 Nagpur 14 Yes
TOH Gandhi Nagar Nasik 4 Yes
TOH Mukund Nagar Pune 3 Yes
Bihar HH Digha, Patna 28 Yes

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Rates of small savings schemes

Rates of small savings schemes

22 Mar,2018

The revised Rates of Interest on various Small Savings Schemes Including Saving Deposits, Public Provident Fund, Kisan Vikas Patra and Sukanya Samriddhi Accounts Scheme for the 4th Quarter of financial year 2017-18 is as below:

Instrument Rate Of Interest W.E.F. 01.01.2018 To 31.03.2018
Savings Deposit 4.0
1 Year Time Deposit 6.6
2 Year Time Deposit 6.7
3 Year Time Deposit 6.9
5 Year Time Deposit 7.4
5 Year Recurring Deposit 6.9
5 Year Senior Citizen Savings Scheme 8.3
5 Year Monthly Income Account 7.3
5 Year National Savings Certificate 7.6
Public Provident Fund Scheme 7.6
Kisan Vikas Patra 7.3 (will mature in 118 months)
Sukanya Samriddhi Account Scheme 8.1

This was stated by Shri Shiv Pratap Shukla, Minister of State for Finance in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.

Source : PIB

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Non-revision of rate of Hospital Patient Care Allowance – Confederation

Non-revision of rate of Hospital Patient Care Allowance – Confederation

Non-revision of rate of Hospital Patient Care Allowance to the staff working at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Life Style related Disorders (RARILSD), Poojappara, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala)

Ref: Confdn/Genl/2016-19

Dated – 18.03.2018

To
The Secretary
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
(Hospital Division)
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011

Sir,

Sub: Non-revision of rate of Hospital Patient Care Allowance to the staff working at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Life Style related Disorders (RARILSD), Poojappara, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala).

Ref: Ministry of Health Affairs (Hospital Division) Memo No. 2-28015/119/2010-11 dated 17.12.2012

Please refer to the above mentioned orders of your Ministry (copy enclosed) revising (doubling) the rate of Payment of Hospital Patient Care Allowance/Patient Care Allowance to eligible Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (Non-Ministerial) employees working in Hospitals, Dispensaries and organisations with effect from 01.09.2008.

The revised rate mentioned in the above cited memo is being drawn by the employees working at Sidhha Research Institute, Trivandrum Since 2008 (Copy of order enclosed).

It is reported that the employees working at Regional Ayurveda Research Institute for Life Style related Disorders (RARILSD) Trivandrum is not yet given the benefit of above orders doubling Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) till date. The employees of RARILSD comes under Central Council for Research in Ayurvedic Sciences which also comes under the Ministry of AYUSH.

It is requested that action may be taken to extend the benefit to the employees of RARILSD also, thereby ending the discrimination.

A line in reply from your end will highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Member, Standing Committee
National Council JCM

Source: Confederation

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Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline

Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline

F.No. 08(34)/201 7-E II(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.II(A).Branch

New Delhi, the 20th February, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Instructions for the purchase of laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers – revised guidelines.

In supersession to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum bearing No. 08(64)/2017-E.II(A) dated 27th September 2016, regarding purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top computers by Ministries/ Departments & delegation of powers thereof, it has been decided that laptop; tablet; notepad; ultra-book; notebook, net-book or devices of similar categories may be issued to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above for discharge of official work. These powers shall continue to be exercised in consultation with the Financial Adviser by the Secretary of the Ministry/ Department or any other authority who are specifically delegated these powers by this Ministry from time to time, duly taking into consideration the functional requirements and budgetary provisions.

2. This would, however, be subject to the following conditions:

(i) Cost of device: The Cost of device including Standard software* shall not exceed Rs. 80,000/-

Standard Software: Any software (Operating System, Antivirus software or MS-Office etc.) that is essential for the running of device towards discharge of official functions/duties.

(ii) Purchase Procedures: As prescribed under GFRS/CVC guidelines may be followed.

(iii) Safety, Security & Maintenance of Device: The officer, who is given the device, shall be personally responsible for its safety and security as well as security of data/information, though the device shall continue to remain Government property. The officer concerned will be at liberty to get the device insured at his personal cost.

(iv) Retention/Replacement of device:

a) No new device may be sanctioned to an officer, who has already been allotted a device, in a Ministry /Department, up to five years. Any further issue of laptop in case of loss/damage beyond repairs within the prescribed period, should be considered only after the cost is recovered from the officer based on the book value after deducting the depreciation.

b) For the purpose of calculation of the book value, a depreciation of 25% per year, on straight line method, be adopted.

c) Post the completion of five years of usage, the officer shall retain the issued device.

(v) Conditions at the time of transfer, Superannuation etc.:

a) ln case where, at the time of purchase of device if the residual service of the officer is less than 5 years or in case the officer is transferred/deputed to State Govt. but with residual service of less than 5 years or the officer leaves the Government Service within 5 years of purchase of such device, the officer concerned will have the option of retaining the device by paying the amounl after deducting the depreciation.

b) Upon transfer/deputation of the officer to other Ministry/ Department Attached/ Subordinate offices of the Government of India or to the State Government in case of Officers of the All India Services, the officer will have the option of retaining the existing device and in case of such retention, this fact should be specifically mentioned in the Last Pay Certificate (LPC).

3. Instructions for Ministries/Departments:

(i) For the officials who are currently holding laptops, notebooks or similar devices in accordance with the provisions of O.M. dt. 27/09/2016, the terms & conditions for retention/disposal of the device shall continue to be governed under the existing instructions of the said O.M.

(ii) The applicability of the provisions of this order to the officers of Armed Forces / Para-Military Forces, officers of MoD & other similar establishments would be subject to restrictions imposed by the concerned departments/organizations duly taking into consideration the security of information. In all such cases the security of the information shall be the responsibility of the concerned department.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

(Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Singh)

Directo(E.IIA)

Source: DoE

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Transfer & Posting of Women Employees in Central Government Services

TRANSFER AND POSTING OF WOMEN EMPLOYEES

Women-Employees-Central-Government-Services

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING)
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2592
(TO BE ANSWERED ON 03.01.2018)

TRANSFER AND POSTING OF WOMEN EMPLOYEES

2592. SHRI C.S. PUTTA RAJU:
Will the PRIME MINISTER be pleased to state:

(a) whether women appointed in Government Service have been deputed in areas far away from their families;
(b) if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the Government proposes to formulate rules for appointment and transfer of single women working in the Ministries; and
(d) if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

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)

(a)&(b): Respective Ministries / Departments have their own guidelines / policy for transfer and posting of their employees depending upon the specific requirements of that Ministry / Department.

(c) & (d): There is no such proposal under consideration for appointment and transfer of single women working in all Ministries.

Source: http://loksabha.nic.in/

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Number of women beneficiaries under Swadhar Greh Scheme rises to 17291

Ministry of Women and Child Development
Number of women beneficiaries under Swadhar Greh Scheme rises to 17291

15 MAR 2018

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing the Swadhar Greh Scheme which targets the women victims of difficult circumstances who are in need of institutional support for rehabilitation so that they could lead their life with dignity. The Scheme envisages providing shelter, food, clothing and health as well as economic and social security for these women. The Ministry is also managing “Child Protection Services” wherein it provides financial assistance to the States/UTs for setting up and maintenance of various types of Child Care Institutions (CCIs).

Details of the number of women beneficiaries under Swadhar Greh Scheme for 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18 are as below:

Year 2015-16 2016-17 2017-18   
( as on 09.03.2018)
Number of Beneficiaries 14378 16530 17291

This information was given by Minister of State for Women and Child Development, Dr. Virendra Kumar in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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