Will Air Travel Concession for Central Government Employees be Extended?
Will Air Travel Concession for all categories of Central Government Employees (not entitiled to travel by Air on LTC) be Extended for further two years..?
Will the air travel concession given to Central Government employees to travel to tourism spots in Jammu and NER areas be extended?
Will the concession, which was being granted upto April 30(for NER) and June 16, 2014(J&K), be extended by another two years?
Will the new BJP Government continue to implement the concession which was offered by the previous Congress Government?
Will this scheme be available at least for those employees who didn’t avail of this concession before?
Will this air travel concession be given to travel to either Jammu or NER region?
Will this concession, being given in order to develop areas that have been identified as most backward, continue?
Questions like these continue to buzz in the midst of Central Government employees. As of now there are no indications that the concession would be extended. There are also no reports of any ministerial debates or discussions over this issue.
It wouldn’t be an exaggeration to claim that the scheme, which offered air travel concession to all the Central Government employees, with exception to higher officials, gave social status to many.
Irrespective of these, the families of employees who had availed of this facility are bound to thank the Government for this opportunity!
[A Jammu-based newspaper reported that on June 18, the Union Ministry of Tourism extended the concession for further two years. It is totally unconfirmed till now. As and when orders regarding the extension are published by Dopt, the orders will be published in our website immediately.]
CS(MA) Rules 1944 are not applicable to pensioners – Health Ministry
Medical Facilities to Government employees
Central Government Health Scheme provides medical care to its beneficiaries which include serving as well as retired Central Government employees. The CGHS provides its services through a network of CGHS Wellness Centers which are in operation presently in 25 major cities of the country. Expenditure on medical reimbursement in respect of pensioners is borne by CGHS and in respect of serving employees it is borne by concerned Ministry/ department/office. The pensioner beneficiaries are eligible for credit facility for treatment in CGHS empanelled hospitals.
Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 are applicable to serving Central Government employees only who are residing in non-CGHS covered areas. Medical attendance is provided by the Authorized Medical Attendant appointed by concerned department. The CS(MA) Rules 1944 are not applicable to pensioners. As per these Rules, there is no provision for issue of medicines and medical reimbursement claims are to be settled by the concerned department/ Ministry.
The Health Minister stated this in a written reply in the LokSabha here today.
Recruitment of 1572 Chargeman (Non-Gazetted Group ‘B’) Vacancies in Ordnance Factories
Govt of India, Ministry of Defence, Indian Ordnance Factories invites applications for recruitment of the 1572 Chargeman (Non-Gazetted Group ‘B’) Vacancies.
Online Applications through are invited from eligible candidates. Candidates are advised to go through Full Notice, available in the on-line application site before submitting application. Number of call centre: 07104-220075, 220095, 220061, 220070 from 0900 hrs to 1730 Hrs during weekdays (Saturday and Sunday are Holidays)
Starting Date for Online Application: 19-07-2014.
Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 09-08-2014.
Last Date for Submission of Hard copy of Application: 16-08-2014.
Last Date for Submission of Hard copy of Application for candidates in remote areas: 23-08-2014.
Indian Ordnance Factory Vacancy Details: Total No of Posts: 1572
Names of Posts: Chargeman ( Non-Gazetted Group ‘B’)
1. Mechanical: 875 Posts
2. Information Technology: 23 Posts
3. Electrical: 133 Posts
4. Chemical: 296 Posts
5. Civil: 39 Posts
6. Metallurgy: 46 Posts
7. Clothing Technology: 32 Posts
8. Leather Technology: 04 Posts
9. Non Technical (Stores): 41 Posts
10. Non Technical (OTS): 60 Posts
11. Automobile: 03 Posts
12. Electronics: 20 Posts
Pay Scale :
1. Pay Band : PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800)
2. Grade Pay: Rs.4200
Age Limit: Candidate age should be up to 27 years for UR, 27 years + 3 years for OBC, 27 years + 5 years for ST/ SC candidates as on 09-08-2014. Age Relaxation is applicable for PH/ Departmental candidates, etc.
Educational Qualification: Candidate should possess 3 years Diploma or Equivalent in the relevant Discipline duly approved by AICTE for Sl no 1, 3, 5, 11, 12 Posts, 3 years Diploma or Equivalent in the relevant Discipline duly approved by AICTE or BSc degree with General Chemistry as one of the major subject for Sl no 4, 6, 7, 8 Posts, should pass “A” level competency certificate course or equivalent qualification in Computer Science duly recognised by The Govt. of India for Sl no 2 Post, Graduate Degree in Engineering/ Technical/ Humanities/ Science/ Commerce/ Law from a recognised University for Sl no 9 & 10 Posts.
Selection Process: Candidates are selected based on written exam, interview/ personality test.
Application Fee: Candidates have to pay Rs.50/- for SC/ ST/ Women/ PH candidates and Rs.100/- for remaining through bank Remittance in favour of, PRINCIPAL DIRECTOR, RECRUITMENT FUND OFRB, AMBAJHARI- NAGPUR.
How to Apply:Eligible candidates can apply online from the website www.i-register.org/ioforeg/index.php from 19-07-2014 to 09-08-2014 and send hard copy of application by signing at appropriate place along with original copy of Payment Challan to Postal address given in the print out of application form on or before 16-08-2014 and 23-08-2014 for candidates in remote areas.
Instructions to Apply Online:
1. Log on to the websit www.i-register.org/ioforeg/index.php.
2. Click on Apply Online.
3. Select the Post you want to apply and Click on I Agree button.
4. Fill all the details like name, DOB, etc and Click on Submit button.
5. Take Print out of application and send to relevant address.
For more details regarding age limit, qualification, selection process…
Click here to Apply Online
Income Tax Department Launches New and Improved Online Calculator
The Income Tax Department has launched an easy-to-use online calculator on its website. User can calculate his/her income tax based on the income and complete the tax formalities, including paying the tax, online.
Information and details regarding the tax amount to be paid have been sent to the email id of all taxpayers. Based on this, taxpayers can calculate the amount of tax they will have to pay for their various incomes and fill up the online form appropriately.
The online calculator helps in calculating taxes from bonuses and incentives, income from assets like house, capital gains, business, profits from trade, and agricultural income.
Launching of the online calculator is part of the Government’s efforts to encourage and simplify tax payment processes.
Tax Calculator as per Union Budget 2014-2015.
Government to take disciplinary action and cancel future LTC benifits for fake LTC claims
Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh while replying to a question at Lok Sabha via written reply informed that any government employee found guilty in preferring a fraudulent LTC claim may be imposed penalty and barred from getting travel allowance for next two or three years.
The minister said “in case of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) if any fraudulent claim is made, the irregularities are looked into in terms of the CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 and disciplinary proceedings are initiated against the government servant on the charge of preferring a fraudulent claim,”
The minister added “if found guilty, the government servant shall not be allowed the next two or more sets of LTC in addition to the sets already withheld during the pendency of the disciplinary proceedings,”.
The Department of Personnel and Training ( DoPT) had received a letter from Central Vigilance Commissioner addressed to Cabinet Secretary regarding irregularities and misuse in availing LTC by the public servants in the central government, its public enterprises and public sector banks, in violation of the guidelines, he said, adding that the matter was being investigated by CBI.