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Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

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Clarification on Reimbursement of Tuition Fee and Hostel Charges provided to the children of Armed Forces Officers / PBORs missing / disabled / killed in action

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO:5354
ANSWERED ON: 28.03.2018

Reimbursement of Tuition Fee

RAJAN BABURAO VICHARE
Will the Minister of

DEFENCE be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has curtailed the reimbursement of tuition and hostel fees provided to the children of working and retired armed forces personnel including martyred, disabled and missing soldiers / officers;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor along with the likely saving in Government exchequer as a result thereof;
(c) whether servicemen and ex-servicemen are distressed by the Government decision;
(d) if so, whether the Government proposes to reconsider the decision; and
(e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (DR. SUBHASH BHAMRE)
IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

(a) Yes, Madam.

(b) The combined amount of tuition fee and hostel charges provided to the children of Armed Forces Officers / PBORs missing / disabled / killed in action has been capped at Rs.10,000 p.m. in accordance with the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) as accepted by the Government.

Keeping in view that both the number of students and the tuition / hostel fee are open-ended, no fixed / uniform amount of savings can be indicated. Out of total reported 2679 students during the year 2017-18, 193 students have been reported to be drawing more than the capped amount of tuition / hostel fee and savings have been reported to be Rs.3.20 crore (Approximately).

(c) Representations have been received for removal of cap of Rs.10,000 p.m. on combined amount of tuition fee / hostel charges from some of the affected beneficiaries.

(d) & (e): The Government has decided to continue the educational concession without the cap of Rs.10,000 p.m.

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Delay in Payment to Empanelled Hospitals

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4758
ANSWERED ON: 23.03.2018

Delay in Payment to Empanelled Hospitals

RAJIV PRATAP RUDY

Will the Minister of

HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether there is a delay in the payment to empanelled hospitals under Government sponsored health programmes such as Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana (RSBY);

(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether CGHS and RSBY has been effective in reducing the burden of out of pocket spending of poor households, if so, the details thereof; and

(d) the total number of beneficiaries and total funds allocated under CGHS and RSBY over the last four years, State/UT wise including Bihar?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)

(a) & (b): Under CGHS there is some delay in payment to empanelled hospitals. Following are the reasons for delay in settlement of hospital bills under CGHS:-
i. Resource constraints particularly in the last quarter of Financial Year.
ii. Need for consultation with Specialists in some cases.
iii. Time taken in scrutinizing of Hospital bills.

Under RSBY, Insurance Companies make payment, as due and admissible, to the empanelled hospitals as per their claim. Details are not maintained at Central level.

(c): Under CGHS, the beneficiaries, who are primarily Central Government Employees and Pensioners, are provided health facilities including OPD, medicines, reimbursement of expenditure incurred on hospitalization etc. and they do not have to incur out of pocket expenditure. They have to bear additional expenditure only if they opt for specific brand of implants costing more than CGHS rates.

Under RSBY, claims amounting to Rs. 5012.17 Crore have been settled since 2011-12 to 2016-17, which may be construed as a reduction in out of pocket expenditure for the beneficiaries under RSBY, who have availed the hospitalization benefits.

(d): There are 32,53,219 number of CGHS beneficiaries as on 13.03.2018.

The total funds allocated under CGHS over the last four years is as under:-

Year Funds Allocated (Rupees in Crores)

2013-14 1772.75
2014-15 1734.02
2015-16 1872.29
2016-17 2026.91

Under RSBY no funds are allocated to States. Funds as central share of premium are released on receipt of proposals from State Governments. The State-wise list of beneficiaries under RSBY over the last four years including Bihar is at Annexure.

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The Government of India issues clarification regarding requirement for furnishing of Country-by Country Report under Section 286(4) of Income Tax Act, 1961

Ministry of Finance
The Government of India issues clarification regarding requirement for furnishing of Country-by Country Report under Section 286(4) of Income Tax Act, 1961

26 MAR 2018

 

In keeping with India’s commitment to implement the Recommendations of the 2015 Final Report on Action 13, titled “Transfer Pricing Documentation and Country-by-Country Reporting”, identified under the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) Project, Section 286 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘the Act’) was inserted vide Finance Act, 2016, which provides for furnishing of a Country-by-Country (CbC) Report in respect of an International Group.
The CbC Report is to be furnished by the ultimate parent entity of an International Group in the country or territory of its residence. As specified under sub-section (2) of Section 286, the said Report is to be furnished on or before the due date specified under Section 139(1) of the Act for furnishing of return of income for the relevant accounting year. The date for furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (2) of Section 286 for FY 2016-17 was subsequently extended to 31stMarch, 2018 vide CBDT Circular No. 26 of 2017 dated 25th October, 2017.
Sub-section (4) of Section 286 specifies situations in which the said report shall be furnished in India by the constituent entity of an international group, resident in India, namely, those in which there is failure to obtain CbC Report on account of the parent entity being resident of a country or territory with which India does not have an agreement providing for exchange of CbC reports or where there has been a systemic failure of the country or territory and the same has been intimated to such constituent entity.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Constituent Entities of International Groups, resident in India, have apprehensions that the due date of furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (4) of Section 286 is also 31st of March, 2018.

In order to allay the aforesaid apprehensions, it is hereby clarified that the due date of 31st March, 2018 applies for furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (2) of Section 286 only and not under sub-section (4) of the said Section.

It is further stated that the Finance Bill, 2018 (as passed by the Lok Sabha) has proposed that the due date for furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (4) of Section 286 shall be as prescribed. Accordingly, the time for furnishing of CbC Report under sub-section (4) of Section 286 of the Act is proposed to be prescribed after the enactment of Finance Bill, 2018.

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Construction Of Holiday Homes

Construction Of Holiday Homes

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 4107
TO BE ANSWERED ON MARCH 20, 2018

CONSTRUCTION OF HOLIDAY HOMES

No. 4107 SHRI SATAV RAJEEV:
DR. HEENA VIJAYKUMAR GAVIT:
SHRIMATI SUPRIYA SULE:
DR. J. JAYAVARDHAN:
SHRI DHANANJAY MAHADIK:
SHRI MOHITE PATIL VIJAYSINH SHANKARRAO:

Will the Minister of State (Independent Charge) HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a)the number and details of the holiday homes and touring officers hostels/guest houses in the country along with their capacity, Location/State-wise;

(b)the details of the holiday home and touring officers hostels/guest houses which are covered under online booking, Location and State-wise;

(c)whether the Government proposes to construct more holiday homes for Government employees in various cities in the country;

(d)if so, the details thereof, State-wise including Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu; and

(e)the steps taken by the Government to provide accommodation facilities to Government officials during their official tour or holiday trip in the cities where holiday homes/guest houses are not available along with the other measures taken by the Government to construct more holiday homes in popular tourist destinations for the Government officials?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) OF THE MINISTRY OF HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS
(SHRI HARDEEP SINGH PURI)

(a)&(b) There are 20 Holiday Homes (HH) and 46 Touring Officers’ Hostels/Guest Houses under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. Out of which 19 holiday home and 35 touring officers’ hostels are under online booking. Details of their State-wise location and capacity (including those covered under online booking) is given at Annexure-I.
(c) Yes Madam.
(d)&(e) In principle approval for construction of 19 new holiday homes/touring officers’ hostels/guest houses, including at the places where no holiday home/guest houses are available, has been issued. The details are enclosed at Annexure-II.

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Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3884
ANSWERED ON: 19.03.2018

Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act

RAJENDRA AGRAWAL

MALLIKARJUN KHARGE

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a)whether majority of the women in the country are not able to avail maternity leave under the Maternity Benefits Act, 2017 due to their working in the unorganized sector and if so, the details thereof;

(b)whether the Government is considering any proposal to include women working in the unorganized sector to enable them to avail the benefits under the Act, and if so, the details thereof;

(c)whether the Government is anticipating decline in rate of labour force participation of female population due to discriminatory hiring practices by the employers in order to prevent maternity benefits available under the said Act; and

(d)if so, the details thereof along with the corrective steps taken/proposed to be taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

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

(a) & (b): No, Madam. Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 is applicable to establishments employing 10 or more women irrespective of whether it is organised or unorganised sector.

(c) & (d): No, Madam. The Government is of the opinion that with enforcement of the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017, more and more women workers would be inclined to seek employment which will lead to increase in women labour participation rate. There are stringent provisions under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 for prevention of discriminatory practices against women work force.

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Gramin Dak Sevaks : LokSabha Q&A

Gramin Dak Sevaks : LokSabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3216
TO BE ANSWERED ON 14th MARCH, 2018

GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS

  1. SHRI BIDYUT BARAN MAHATO:
    SHRI A. ANWHAR RAAJHAA:
    SHRI GAJANAN KIRTIKAR:
    SHRI SUDHEER GUPTA:
    SHRI T. RADHAKRISHNAN:
    SHRI ASHOK SHANKARRAO CHAVAN:
    SHRI NARANBHAI KACHHADIYA:
    KUNWAR HARIBANSH SINGH:
    SHRI S.R. VIJAYAKUMAR:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a) the number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working in the country at present, State/UT-wise;

(b) whether pay/remuneration of Grameen Dak Sevaks has not been increased as per 7th Pay Commission recommendation and if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government has received any representation’s from people representatives to increase their pay/ remuneration as per 7th Pay Commission recommendations;

(d) if so, the details thereof and the response of the Government thereto; and

(e) the time by which their pay/ remuneration is likely to be increased?

ANSWER
THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS &
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) The number of Grameen Dak Sevaks working in the country at present, State/UT-wise is given in Annexure – I.

(b) Grameen Dak Sevaks are not covered under the purview of the 7th Pay Commission. Therefore a separate one man Committee was constituted to examine the wage structure and service conditions of the Grameen Dak Sevaks. The Committee has submitted its report and the recommendations are presently under consideration of the Government. The details of the recommendations are given in Annexure – II.

(c) Yes, Madam. Government has received several representations from people’s representatives to implement the recommendations of the GDS Committee Report.

(d) & (e) 34 such representations were received between January 2017 to February 2018.

The recommendations of the one man Committee are presently under active considerations of the Government, and action will be taken after following due procedure.

ANNEXURE – I

STATE WISE LIST OF NUMBER OF GRAMEEN DAK SEVAKS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY

 

SI NAME OF THE STATE NUMBER OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY
1 Andhra Pradesh 15627
2 Arunachal Pradesh 462
3 Assam 7794
4 Bihar 15325
5 Chhattisgarh 4645
6 Delhi 139
7 Goa 330
8 Gujarat 13294
9 Haryana 3764
10 Himachal Pradesh 5916
11 Jammu & Kashmir 2495
12 Jharkhand 6041
13 Karnataka 14128
14 Kerala 9532
15 Madhya Pradesh 11513
16 Maharashtra 17807
17 Manipur 1797
18 Meghalaya 857
19 Mizoram 926
20 Nagaland 785
21 Odisha 14193
22 Punjab 5535
23 Rajasthan 12844
24 Sikkim 473
25 Tamil Nadu 19236
26 Telangana 8356
27 Tripura 1248
28 Uttar Pradesh 26691
29 Uttarakhand 5485
30 West Bengal 16035

UNION TERRITORY WISE LIST OF NUMBER OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY

SL.NO NAME OF THE UNION TERRITORY NUMBER OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS WORKING IN THE COUNTRY
1 Andaman and Nicobar 162
2 Chandigarh 50
3 Daman and Diu 17
4 Dadar and Nagar Haveli 48
5 Lakshdweep 6
6 Puducherry 161

 

Annexure- II

Salient features of the One Man Committee Report headed by Shri Kamlesh Chandra

  1. The old system of payment of Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) is dispensed with and replaced with a new wage payment system. Under the new wage payment system, 11 TRCA slabs are subsumed into 3 Wage Scales with two Levels each for BPMs and for other than BPMs. One wage scale would be common for both the categories of GDSs.
  2. The minimum working hours of GDS Post Offices and GDSs are increased to 4 hours from 3 hours.
  3.  T he new working hours for GDS Post Offices will be 4 hours and 5 hours only.
  1. The Level 1 GDS Post Offices / GDSs will have 4 hours as working hours and Level – 2 will have 5 hours as working hours.
  2. The Point System for assessment of workload of BPMs has been abolished.
  3.  The new wage payment system is linked to revenue generation of GDS Post Offices. Under the new system, there will be no increase in wages of BPMs from Level -1 to Level -2 on the basis of workload but the same will be increased based on achievement of prescribed revenue norms which is fixed at 100% for normal areas and 50% for special areas.
  4.  The GDS Post Offices not achieving the prescribed revenue norm within the given working hours will have to open GDS Post Offices for minimum of additional 30 minutes beyond the prescribed working hours.
  1. The GDS BPMs will be paid Revenue Linked Allowance @10% beyond level-2 wage scale if they will be successful in achieving revenue beyond prescribed norms
  2. The GDS Post Offices has been categorized into A, B; C and D categories based on the revenue generation norms. The GDS Post Office in A category will achieve 100% revenue norm. The Committee has recommended a set of actions for each category of GDS Post Offices.
  3. The six approved categories of GDSs are subsumed into two categories only. One category will be Branch Post Master and all other 5 categories of GDSs are subsumed into one Multi Tasking Category.
  4. The GDSs working in the GDS Post Offices will be known as Assistant Branch Post Master (ABPMs) and those working in the Departmental Post Offices will be known as Dak Sevak (DS).
    The minimum wage has been increased to Rs. 10000/- per month and maximum pay to Rs. 35480/- per month.
  5. The rate of annual increase is recommended as 3%.
  6. A Composite Allowance comprising of support for hiring accommodation for GDS Post Offices as well as mandatory residence, office maintenance, mobile and electricity usage charges etc. has been introduced for the first time.
  7. 14.Children Education Allowance @Rs. 6000/- per child per annum has been introduced for GDSs
  1. Risk & Hardship Allowance @Rs. 500/- per month for GDS working in the special areas has also been introduced.
  2. A Financial up-gradation has been introduced at 12 years, 24 years and 36 years of services in form of two advance additional annual increases.
  3. The Ceiling of ex-gratia gratuity has been increased from Rs. 60,000 to Rs. 5,00,000
  4. The GDS Contribution for Service Discharge Benefit Scheme (SDBS) should be enhanced maximum up to 10% and minimum up to 3% of the basic wage per month, whereas the Department should contribute a fixed contribution of 3% of the basic wage of the GDSs.
  5. The coverage of GDS Group Insurance Scheme has been enhanced from Rs. 50000/- to Rs. 5,00,000/
  6. The contribution of Department in Circle Welfare Fund (CWF) has been increased from Rs. 100/ per annum to Rs. 300/ per annum.
  7. The scope of CWF is extended to cover immediate family members such as spouse; daughters, sons and dependent daughters in law in the scheme.
  8.  The Committee also recommended 10% hike in the prescribed limits of financial grants and assistances in the Circle Welfare Funds.
  9. 23.The Committee has recommended addition of Rs. 10,000/ for purchase of Tablet / Mobile from the Circle Welfare in the head “Financial Assistance of Fund by way of loans with lower rate of interest (5%)”.
  1. Provision of 26 weeks of Maternity Leave for women GDS has been recommended.
  2. The wages for the entire period of Maternity Leave is recommended to be paid from salary head from where wages of GDSs are paid.
  3. The Committee has also recommended one week of paternity leave.
  4.  Leave accumulation and encashment facility up to 180 days has been introduced.
  5.  Online system of engagement has been recommended.
  6.  Alternate livelihood condition for engagement of GDSs has been relaxed.
  7.  Voluntary Discharge scheme has been recommended.
  8.  The Discharge age has been retained at 65 years.
  9. The Limited Transfer Facility has been relaxed from 1 time to 3 times for male GDSs. There will be no restriction on number of chances for transfer of women GDSs. The powers for transfer has been delegated to the concerned Divisional head.
  10. The ex-gratia payment during put off period should be revised to 35% from 25% of the wage and DA drawn immediately before put off.
  11. The Committee has recommended preferring transfer before put off duty.

Lok Sabha

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Defence Expenditure

Ministry of Defence

Defence Expenditure

07 MAR 2018

There has been a consistent increase in Defence Expenditure every year over previous year, as is brought out in the table below, providing the details for the last three years as well as the current year. Defence expenditure as a percentage of GDP is also given in the table below:

(Rs. in crore)

Year Defence Expenditure excluding Defence Pension Defence expenditure including Defence Pension GDP Defence Expenditure excluding Defence Pension as % of GDP Defence expenditure including Defence pension as % of GDP
2014-15 2,24,654 2,85,104 1,05,36,984 2.1 2.7
2015-16 2,33,682 2,93,920 1,13,81,002 2.05 2.58
2016-17

(Actual)

2,66,795 3,54,621 1,21,89,854
(PE)
2.18 2.9
2017-18#

(RE)

2,79,004 3,74,004 1,67,84,679
(RE)
1.66 2.2

This Ministry projects all the requirements posed by the Services to Ministry of Finance for favourable consideration. Ministry of Finance, being the Nodal Ministry for allocating funds to the Ministries, State Governments, etc. provides budget for Ministry of Defence taking into account resource envelope of the Government of India. The allocated funds are optimally and fully utilized towards operational requirements. However depending on the Budget allocation the schemes are reprioritized to ensure that urgent and critical capabilities are acquired without any compromise to operational preparedness of the Defence Services.

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Rajendra Agrawal in Lok Sabha today.

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DoE: Abolition of Posts

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Abolition of Posts

07 MAR 2018

The Department of Expenditure in its consolidated compendium of instructions/ guidelines dated 12.04.2017 directed all the Ministries/Departments to abolish all the posts which are lying vacant for more than five years and submit a report. At the same time, Department of Expenditure has also decided that now vacant posts would fall under deemed abolished category after a period of two/three years against earlier norm of one year subject to laid down conditions. Deemed abolished posts can be got revived from Department of Expenditure subject to fulfilling of stipulated conditions.

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 Lok Sabha today.

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Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place – Lok Sabha Q&A

Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place – Lok Sabha Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1173

ANSWERED ON:09.02.2018

Sexual Harassment of Women at Work Place

SUSHMITA DEV

(a) whether the number of complaints of sexual harassment of women at work places has increased in the country over the years;

(b) if so, the details thereof indicating the number of complaints received by the National Commission for Women (NCW) during each of the last three years and the current year, State/UT-wise;

(c) whether the Government has also launched SHe-Box online complaint management system to register complaints related to sexual harassment of women at work place and if so, the number of complaints registered in the system during the said period along with the action taken thereon;

(d) whether the NCW has stressed for setting up of an Internal Complaint Committee in each and every Government department/institution/ autonomous body in the country and if so, the details along with the compliance status thereof;

(e) the details of laws presently in force under which the complaints regarding sexual harassment of women at work places could be registered in the country; and

(f) the other steps taken/being taken by the Government to ensure protection of women from sexual harassment at work places in the country?

Will the Minister of WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENTbe pleased to state:-

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR)

(a) & (b) The details of number of complaints registered under the category of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, State/UT wise during last three years and current year i.e. 2015,2016, 2017 and 2018 (upto 5.2.2018) is at Annexure-I.

(c) In order to ensure the effective implementation of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013, the Ministry has launched an online complaint management system titled Sexual Harassment electronic – Box (SHe-Box) for registering complaints related to sexual harassment at workplace of all women employees in the country, including government and private employees. So far, 107 complaints have been received through portal ”SHe-box”. All concerned authorities have been requested for appropriate resolution.

(d) & (e)The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 mandates all the workplace which include any department, organisation, undertaking, establishment, enterprise, institution, office, branch or unit which is established, owned, controlled or wholly or substantially financed by funds provided directly or indirectly by the appropriate Government or the local authority or a Government company or a corporation or a co¬operative society having more than 10 workers to constitute Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) for receiving complaints of sexual harassment.The Act cast an obligation upon all the employers to constitute Internal Complaint Committee. Section 23 of the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 casts responsibility on the appropriate Government to monitor the implementation of this Act.

(f) Ministry of Women and Child Development had issued advisories to all States/UTs Government to ensure effective implementation of the Act. The Ministries/Departments in Government of India have also been advised to ensure the compliance of the Act from time to time.Ministry of Corporate Affairs along with the industry bodies, Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Confederation of Indian Society, Chamber of Commerce & Industry (CCI), and National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM) have also been requested to ensure effective implementation of the Act amongst their members in private sectors.

Further, Department of Personnel and Training has notified the amendments to Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules 1964 and Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 align with the Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013.

Ministry of Women and Child Development has formulated a Handbook on Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013. The Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM) in consultation of Ministry of Women and Child Development has also prepared a training module for the training of Internal Complaint Committee constituted under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

Apart from the above, the Ministry has empanelled Institutes/Organizations for imparting training programmes/workshops in different parts of the country under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013.

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Poor Condition of CGHS Dispensaries – Lok Sabha Q&A

Poor Condition of CGHS Dispensaries – Lok Sabha Q&A

CGHS-Dispensaries

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1236

ANSWERED ON:09.02.2018

Poor Condition of CGHS Dispensaries

Tejpratap Singh,Yadav

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government is aware of poor functioning of CGHS dispensaries due to malfunctioning of server, depleted strength and absence of doctors/staff, discontinuation of visit of Medical specialist, lack of infrastructure and nonavailability of medicines daily, long queue of patients, working of dispensaries in rented building etc. and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government has received a number of such complaints regarding poor functioning of CGHS in the country including Delhi;

(c) if so, the details thereof, dispensary-wise along with the action taken by the Government on such complaints so far during the last three years;

(d) whether the Government has ever conducted any enquiry/ audit/ study on the functioning of CGHS facility in the country and if so, the details and outcome thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the other steps taken by the Government to improve the functioning of CGHS in the country?

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND

FAMILY WELFARE

(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)

(a): Yes; problems of breakdown of internet connectivity, shortage of manpower including Doctors/Staff, some CGHS Dispensaries working in rented buildings etc. have been brought to the notice of CGHS.

(b) & (c): Information is being collected and will be laid on the Table of the House.

(d) No, Regular inspection of CGHS Wellness Centres is undertaken by all the Additional Directors of concerned CGHS cities, therefore, the need of separate study was not felt.

(e) Following steps have been taken to improve the functioning of CGHS in the country:-

(i) Govt. has recently permitted CGHS beneficiaries to avail OPD consultation from Specialists at CGHS empanelled Hospitals.

(ii) The requirement of separate permission letter for taking treatment at empanelled hospitals has been done away with once a specific treatment procedure has been advised by a Govt. Specialist/CGHS Doctor.

(iii) Provision for self-printing of CGHS cards by CGHS beneficiaries after it has been verified by Additional Director of concerned CGHS city has been made.

(iv) CGHS beneficiaries also have the option to avail online appointment system for consulting a CGHS Doctor and they can reach the Wellness Centre a little before the scheduled appointment and avoid standing in a queue.

(v) Orders have been issued for special facilities for CGHS beneficiaries aged 80 and above. They need not stand in a queue and their medical claims shall be processed on priority.

(vi) Provision for online transfer of CGHS cards of serving employees has been made in case of transfer to other CGHS covered cities without surrendering the card.

(vii) CGHS beneficiaries have the option to avail facilities from any CGHS Wellness Centre in the Country.

(viii) CGHS beneficiaries have the option to obtain medicines upto 3 months in case of chronic illness.

(ix) Data cards for internet access have been provided to CMO I/c of CGHS Wellness Centres to manage during breakdown of net connectivity.

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Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future? Lok Sabha

Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future? LOk Sabha

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 3164

TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE JANUARY 05, 2018
PAUSHA 15, 1939 (SAKA)

NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE

QUESTION

3164. SHRI CH. MALLA REDDY:

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) under the 7th Central Pay Commission has submitted its interim report, if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the Government is planning to abolish the system of formation of Pay Commission in future, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the Government is considering to adjust the salaries of its employees and pensioners Deafness Allowance (DA) that crosses the 50 per cent mark, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(d) whether the Department of Expenditure planning to take the responsibility to regularly monitor salaries and allowances of central government employees and recommend the changes if needed, if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a): The National Anomaly Committee set up by the Department of Personnel Training in August, 2016 following the decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission has not yet met.

(b) to (d): No such proposals are at present under consideration.

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No Stoppage of Disbursement of Pension due to Non-Linking of Aadhaar

NO STOPPAGE OF DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION DUE TO NON-LINKING OF AADHAAR GOVERNMENT

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2997
ANSWERED ON: 05.01.2018

DISBURSEMENT OF PENSION

SADHU SINGH

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the disbursement of Central Government Pension to many beneficiaries have been stopped due to non-linking of same with the Aadhaar number and if so, the details thereof, State/UT-wise including Punjab;

(b) whether the Government proposes to exempt beneficiary patients suffering from leprosy or any other grave disease and hence unable to provide their biometric details and if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) the other steps taken by the Government to facilitate such beneficiaries patients; and

(d) whether the Government is considering some alternative option for such beneficiary patients and if so, the details thereof and the steps taken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) to (d): The Government has not issued any instructions for stopping disbursement of pension to Central Government pensioner due to non-linking of the pension account with the Aadhaar number.

Instructions have been issued by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DoP&PW) from time to time that in view of the difficulty faced by old and infirm pensioners, banks should make concrete effort to provide the facility of obtaining life certificate from the premises/ residence of such pensioners. The instructions also provide that in case of sick and infirm pensioners, personal appearance may be exempted if a life certificate in the prescribed form signed by some specified authorities is produced on the behalf of Pensioners.

Further, all Pension Disbursing Banks have also been advised by DoP&PW that where the finger prints of a pensioner are not accepted by the system, the alternate mechanism of biometric, i.e. Iris scanning, may be used in such case. In case, however, it is not possible to have Digital Life Certificate either through finger prints or through Iris scanning, the physical life certificate submitted by the pensioner may be accepted to avoid any harassment to the pensioner. In no case a pensioner should be returned without accepting his life certificate on account of non-acceptance of his biometric by the system.

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Promotion of SCs/STs

Promotion of SCs/STs

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2187

TO BE ANSWERED ON 01.01.2018

PROMOTION OF SCs/STs

2187. SHRI KAUSHAL KISHORE:

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:

(a)the number of people from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category who have been provided employment in the ministry during the last three years and the current year; and

(b)the details of the directions issued regarding upgrading/promotion of SC/ST employees working in the Ministry?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT

(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a): The details of number of people from Scheduled Caste/ Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category who have been provided employment in different offices of the Ministry during the last three years and the current year are attached as Annexure-I. Details of appointment of SC/ST category people in Offices of the Directorate General of Labour Bureau, Employees State Insurance Corporation, Employees’ Provident Fund Organization and Group-C posts in Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) are being collected and will be laid on the table of the House.

(b): Upgradations/Promotions are made as per Recruitment Rules and Instructions issued by the Department of Personnel & Training. No specific instructions have been issued by the Ministry.


ANNEXURE-I

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) OF LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2187 FOR 01/01/2018 REGARDING PROMOTION OF SCs/STs.

Number of people from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) category who have been provided employment in the Ministry during the last three years and the current year

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* excluding CSS,CSSS and CSCS Cadres posts as these posts are filled-up through Department of Personnel and Training.

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Revision of salaries and allowances of the employees of LIC

Revision of salaries and allowances of the employees of LIC

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1862
ANSWERED ON: 29.12.2017

Revision of Pension by LIC

R. GOPALAKRISHNAN

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the salaries and allowances of the employees of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) are revised periodically;

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor;

(c) whether the pension of the pensioners of LIC are also revised periodically accordingly and periodically as that of the Central Government employees;

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(e) the steps/measures being taken by the Government to revise the pension of the LIC pensioners as and when the salaries of the serving employees of LIC are revised?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance
(a) to (e): Revision of scales of pay of the employees of Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) is carried out periodically i.e. every five years. Pension of the pensioners of LIC has two components – Basic Pension and Dearness Relief. Dearness Relief gets revised every six months.

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Gramin Dak Sevaks – Lok Sabha Q&A

Gramin Dak Sevaks – Lok Sabha Q&A

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
LOK SABHA

 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1427
ANSWERED ON: 27.12.2017

 

Gramin Dak Sevaks

 

BHEEMRAO BASWANTHRAO PATIL

 

Will the Minister of

COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has constituted any Committee to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks and if so, the details and the composition thereof;

(b) whether the said Committee has since submitted its report and if so, the recommendations thereof; and

(c) the time by which these recommendations are likely to be implemented?

 

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

 

(a) Yes, Madam. A One Man Committee has been constituted to look into the salary structure, other service matters and problems of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra.

(b) Yes, Madam, the Committee has submitted its report to the Government. The salient features are given in the Annexure.

(c) The recommendations of the Committee have been considered by the Department. After getting the necessary approvals from all concerned, the recommendation of the Committee will be implemented.

 

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Pay Revision of Nurses

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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 103
ANSWERED ON: 22.12.2017

Pay Revision of Nurses

BHAVANA GAWALI (PATIL)
Will the Minister of

HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) whether the All India Nurses Confederation has demanded review of their pay scale and increase in their allowances;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the Government has taken any decision in this regard and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Union of Nurses had called a pan-India strike in the recent past and if so, the details thereof along with the action taken by the Government to address their grievances?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (d) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.

STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO. 103* FOR 22TH DECEMBER, 2017

(a) to (c) – Government has not received any representation/demands from All India Nurses Confederation. However, representation from All India Government Nurses Federation (AIGNF) was received in the Ministry demanding revision in pay and allowances against 7th Central Pay Commission’s report. The Government examined their demands along with demands of other Associations. The Government accepted the Commission’s recommendations on minimum pay, fitment factor, Index of Rationalisation, Pay matrices and general recommendations on pay without any material alteration vide Resolution dated 25.07.2016. The recommendation on allowances was referred to an Empowered Committee comprising of Finance Secretary and Secretary (Expenditure) as Chairman and Secretaries of Home Affairs, Defence, Health & Family Welfare, Personnel & Training, Posts & Chairman, Railway Board as Members for further consideration.

AIGNF threatened to go on a nationwide strike with effect from 2nd August, 2016. Their main demands were granting entry pay of PB-3 with GP 5400/- to Staff Nurse ( Nursing Officer), Nursing allowance, Nurses to be covered under Risk and Hardship Matrix (R1H1), Uniform and Washing allowance, Knowledge allowance and other allowances according to the Grade Pay. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare examined their demands and recommended entry Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- to Staff Nurse (Nursing Officer) to Ministry of Finance. Detailed note in respect of allowances admissible to nurses vide 7th CPC recommendations, demand of nurses and Ministry’s response thereon was sent to Empowered Committee for consideration. (Annexure).

(d) AIGNF went on a nationwide strike on 2nd September, 2016 reiterating their earlier demands on revision of pay and allowances. The strike was called off after discussion on 3.9.2016. The Ministry of Health & Family Welfare again referred the demands of the Association along with its recommendations to the Empowered Committee. AIGNF also made their presentation before the Committee on allowances on 15.9.2016.

The Empowered Committee examined the demands of the Nurses Associations. The accepted recommendations on allowances were notified vide Government of India notification dated 06th July, 2017. The Government of India has accepted to retain and rationalize Nursing allowance and Operation theatre allowance. Uniform and washing allowance has been retained and subsumed under the Dress allowance. Most of the demands of AIGNF have been considered and concluded to their satisfaction and a robust system of monthly interaction with nurses has been put in place.

LOK SABHA

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Revival and Restructuring of CPSEs

Revival and Restructuring of CPSEs

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1375
ANSWERED ON: 22.12.2017

Revival and Restructuring of CPSEs

SHRIKANT EKNATH SHINDE
DHARMENDRA YADAV
ANANDRAO ADSUL
PRITAM GOPINATH MUNDE
Will the Minister of

FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the ailing Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) need revival and restructuring and if so, the details thereof:
(b) whether the Government has issued guidelines for revival and restructuring of such ailing CPSEs and if so, the details thereof:
(c) whether the private participation is also being considered in this regard and if so, the details thereof: and
(d) the extent to which these guidelines will be beneficial for revival and restructuring of these CPSEs?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI PON. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) to (d) Department of Public Enterprises (DPE), as a nodal department, have issued guidelines on 29.10.2015 for “Streamlining the mechanism for revival and restructuring of sick/ incipient sick and weak CPSEs”. CPSEs function under the administrative control of various Ministries/ Departments. As per the guidelines, the responsibility for addressing the sickness of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) lies with the concerned administrative Ministries/ Departments. The administrative Ministries/ Departments monitor the sickness of CPSEs and identify the sick/ incipient sick/ weak CPSEs functioning under their control based on the performance and take timely redressal measures. The concerned administrative Ministries/ Departments formulate revival/ restructuring plans, which may include disinvestment or privatization, for the CPSEs on a case-to-case basis. Guidelines lay down that the process for revival and restructuring of sick / incipient sick and weak CPSEs be made time bound, comprehensive, performance driven and efficient.

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DEPARTMENT OF POSTS: GRAMIN DAK SEVAK ISSUE IN LOK SABHA – 22-03-2017

GRAMIN DAK SEVAK ISSUE IN LOK SABHA – 22-03-2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.3450
TO BE ANSWERED ON 22ND MARCH, 2017

GRAMEEN DAK SEVAKS

3450. SHRI RAHUL KASWAN:
SHRI RAMESH BIDHURI:
SHRI BALABHADRA MAJHI:
SHRI TAMRADHWAJ SAHU:

Will the Minister of COMMUNICATIONS be pleased to state:

(a) the total number of postal circles in the country and the number of GPOs, SPOs and EDBOs functioning under these circles alongwith number of these post offices located in rural and urban regions separately;
(b) the number of post offices manned by Grameen Dak Sevaks (GDSs) State/UT-wise alongwith the details about the monthly salary of the GDS;
(c) whether Grameen Dak Sevaks (GDSs) are eligible for pension like other Government employees and if not, the reasons therefor;
(d) whether Government is contemplating to constitute any Committee to look into the salary structure and other service matters of Grameen Dak Sevaks and if so, the details thereof;
(e) whether the said committee has submitted its said report and if so, the salient features of the said report; and
(f) the time by which it is likely to be implemented?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (IC) OF THE MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a) Madam, the total number of Postal Circles in the country is 23. The total number of GPOs is 24, the total number of Sub Post Offices (SPOs) is 24753, the total number of Extra Departmental Branch Offices (EDBOs) is 129346. The details of these post offices rural and urban regions wise is enclosed at Annexure-I.

(b) The number of post offices which are manned by Gramin Dak Sewaks (GDS) is given in the Annexure-II. Details of the monthly wages admissible to various categories of Gramin Dak Sewaks are given in the Annexure-III.

(c) No, Madam. The legal status of the Gramin Dak Sevaks as held in 1977 by Apex Court is that they are holders of the civil posts outside the regular civil service. Being a distinct and separate category, CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 are not applicable in the case of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

(d) Yes, Madam. To examine the system of Branch Post Offices, engagement conditions, existing structure of allowances and all other welfare issues pertaining to Gramin Dak Sevaks, a one-man Committee under the Chairmanship of Shri Kamlesh Chandra, Retired Member Postal Services Board was set up.

(e) Yes, Madam. The committee has submitted its report. The salient feature of the report is given in the Annexure-IV.

(f) The recommendations of the committee are being examined by the Department of Posts. No timeline is specified to implement the recommendations of the Committee.

Annexure-I : Distribution of Rural and Urban Post Offices as on 31.03.2016

Annexure-II : State wise list of number of post offices manned by Gramin Dak Sewaks

Annexure-III : Details of the monthly wages admissible to various categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Annexure-IV : Salient features of the GDS Report

Source: Confederation

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The Code on Wages Bill 2017

The Code on Wages Bill 2017

As part of labour law reforms, the Government has undertaken the exercise of rationalisation of the 38 Labour Acts by framing 4 labour codes viz Code on Wages, Code on Industrial Relations, Code on Social Security and Code on occupational safety, health and working conditions.

1. The Code on Wages Bill 2017 has been introduced in Lok Sabha on 10.08.2017 and it subsumes 4 existing Laws, viz. the Minimum Wages Act, 1948; the Payment of Wages Act, 1936; the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965; and the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976. After the enactment of the Code on Wages, all these four Acts will get repealed. The Codification of the Labour Laws will remove the multiplicity of definitions and authorities leading to ease of compliance without compromising wage security and social security to the workers.

2. At present, the provisions of the Minimum Wages Act and the Payment of Wages Act do not cover substantial number of workers, as the applicability of both these Acts is restricted to the Scheduled Employments / Establishments. However, the new Code on Wages will ensure minimum wages to one and all and timely payment of wages to all employees irrespective of the sector of employment without any wage ceiling.

3. A concept of statutory National Minimum Wage for different geographical areas has been introduced. It will ensure that no State Government fixes the minimum wage below the National Minimum Wages for that particular area as notified by the Central Government.

4. The proposed payment of wages through cheque or digital/ electronic mode would not only promote digitization but also extend wage and social security to the worker. Provision of an Appellate Authority has been made between the Claim Authority and the Judicial Forum which will lead to speedy, cheaper and efficient redressal of grievances and settlement of claims

5. Penalties for different types of violations under this Code have been rationalized with the amount of fines varying as per the gravity of violations and repeat of the offences. Provision of compounding of offences has been made for those which are not punishable by a penalty of imprisonment.

6. Recently, some news reports have been published regarding the fixation of minimum wage as Rs. 18000/- per month by the Central Government. It is clarified that the Central Government has not fixed or mentioned any amount as “national minimum wage” in the Code on Wages Bill 2017. The apprehension that minimum wage of Rs. 18000/- per month has been fixed for all employees is, thus incorrect, false and baseless. The minimum wages will vary from place to place depending upon skill required, arduousness of the work assigned and geographical location.

7. Further, the Code on Wages Bill 2017, in the clause 9 (3), clearly states that the Central Government, before fixing the national minimum wage, may obtain the advice of the Central Advisory Board, having representatives from employers and employees. Therefore the Code provide for a consultative mechanism before determining the national minimum wage.

8. Some reports have also been appearing in the media regarding the revised methodology for calculation of minimum wages by enhancing the units from three to six. It was purely a demand raised by Trade Unions in the recent meeting of the Central Advisory Board on Minimum Wages. However it is clarified that such proposal is not part of the Code on Wages Bill.

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VACANCIES IN KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS (KVs)

VACANCIES IN KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS (KVs)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF SCHOOL EDUCATION & LITERACY

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1342
TO BE ANSWERED ON 24.07.2017

VACANCIES IN KENDRIYA VIDYALAYAS

1342. KUMARI SUSHMITA DEV:

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

  1. (a)         the number of Kendriya Vidyalayas in North Eastern Region of the country, State/UT-wise; and
  2. (b)         the number of teaching and non teaching positions in these KVs along with the number of positions vacant?
  3. ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT

(SHRI UPENDRA KUSHWAHA)

(a) & (b):     The number of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) functioning in North Eastern Region of the country including the State of Sikkim, and the sanctioned strength/ vacancies position of teaching/ non-teaching staff in these schools is as under:-

S.No.

Name of State

No. of

KVs

Teaching & Non-teaching
(status as on 1.7.2017)

Sanctioned
Post
In-Position Vacant Posts
1 Arunachal Pradesh 16 533 252 281
2 Assam 56 2544 1600 944
3 Manipur 8 291 161 130
4 Meghalaya 7 295 189 106
5 Mizoram 4 120 66 54
6 Nagaland 6 175 71 104
7 Sikkim 2 71 56 15
8 Tripura 9 317 189 128
Total 108 4346 2584 1762

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