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Cabinet approves Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises

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Cabinet approves Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Wage Policy for the 8th Round of Wage Negotiations for workmen in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs).

Highlights:

        i.            Management of the CPSEs would be free to negotiate wage revision for workmen where the periodicity of wage settlement of five years or ten years has expired generally on 31.12.2016 keeping in view the affordability and financial sustainability of such wage revision for the CPSEs concerned.

ii.            No budgetary support for any wage increase shall be provided by the Government. The entire financial implication would be borne by the respective CPSEs from their internal resources.

iii.            In those CPSEs for which the Government has approved restructuring/  revival plan, the wage revision will be done as per the provisions of the approved restructuring / revival plan only.

iv.            The management of the concerned CPSEs have to ensure that negotiated scales of pay do not exceed the existing scales of pay of executives/officers and non-unionized supervisors of respective CPSEs.

v.            The Management of CPSEs where the five year periodicity is followed have to ensure that negotiated scales of pay for two successive wages negotiations do not exceed the existing scales of pay of executives/officers and non-unionized supervisors of respective CPSEs for whom ten years periodicity is being followed.

vi.            To avoid conflict of pay scales of executives/non-unionised supervisors with that of their workmen, CPSEs may consider adoption of graded DA neutralization and/or graded fitment during the wage negotiations.

vii.            CPSEs must ensure that any increase in wages after negotiations does not result in increase in administered prices of their goods and services.

viii.            The wage revision shall be subject to the condition that there shall be no increase in labour cost per physical unit of output. In exceptional cases where CPSEs are already working at optimum capacity, the administrative Ministry / Department may consult DPE considering industry norms.

ix.            The validity period of wage settlement would be for a minimum period of five years for those who opted for a five year periodicity and for a maximum period of ten years for those who have opted for a ten year periodicity of wage negotiation w.e.f. 01.01.2017.

x.            The CPSEs would implement negotiated wages after confirming with their Administrative Ministry/Department that the wage settlement is in conformity with approved parameters.

Background:

There are about 12.34 lakh employees in 320 CPSEs in the country. Out of these, about 2.99 lakh employees are Board level and below Board level executives and non-unionized Supervisors. The remaining about 9.35 lakh employees belong to the unionized workmen category. Wage revision in respect of unionized workmen is decided by trade unions and managements of CPSEs in terms of guidelines issued by the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) for wage negotiations.

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Cabinet approves Resolution for adoption of the recommendations of the Railway Convention Committee

Cabinet approves Resolution for adoption of the recommendations of the Railway Convention Committee (2014) as contained in their Sixth Report on “Rate of Dividend payable by the Railways to the General Revenues for the year 2016-17 and other ancillary matters”

The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the proposal of Ministry of Railways to move a Resolution in both the Houses of Parliament adopting Railway Convention Committee (2014)’s recommendations that for the year 2016-17, purely as a one-time move, the Rate of Dividend payable by Railways to the General Revenues be waived off.

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Expected DA From Jan 2018 – AICPIN for the Month of September 2017

Expected DA From Jan 2018 – AICPIN for the Month of September 2017

AICPIN for the Month of September 2017

 

No.5/1/2017-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st October, 2017

Press Release

 Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2017

 

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2017 remained stationary at 285 (two hundred and eighty five). On 1-month percentage change, it remained static between August, 2017 and September, 2017 when compared with the decrease of (-) 0.36 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

 

The maximum downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.26 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Fish Fresh, Onion, Bitter Gourd, Brinjal, Carrot, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tomato, Torai, Cucumber, Apple, Banana, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was checked by Rice, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Coconut Oil, Poultry (Chicken), Chillies Green, Cauliflower, Green Coriander Leaves, Peas, Coconut, Bidi, Cigarette, Cooking Gas, Petrol, Tailoring Charges, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

 

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 2.89 per cent for September, 2017 as compared to 2.52 per cent for the previous month and 4.14 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at (+) 1.30 per cent against (+) 1.61 per cent of the previous month and 4.05 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

 

At centre level, Tiruchirapally, Varanasi, Lucknow, Quilon and Salem reported the maximum decrease of 4 points each followed by Giridih, Bhilwara, Raniganj, Bengaluru, Faridabad, Vishakhapathnam, Jamshedpur and Haldia (3 points each). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 12 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded a maximum increase of 7 points followed by Bhilai (6 points), Siliguri and Doom-Dooma Tinsukia (5 points each). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 3 points in 2 centres, 2 points in 4 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. Rest of the 13 centres indices remained stationary.

 

The indices of 44 centres are below All-India Index and 33 centres indices are above national average. The index of Tiruchirapally centre remained at par with All-India Index. The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2017 will be released on Thursday, 30th November, 2017. The same will also be available on the office website WWW. labourbureaunew.gov.in.

 

(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

 

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The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved the following appointments:

(i) Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, IAS (MN 82), Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change as Officer on Special Duty in the Department of Expenditure with immediate effect. The officer will assume charge of the post of Secretary, Department of Expenditure on superannuation of Shri Ashok Lavasa, IAS (HY 80)

(ii) Shri C.K. Mishra, IAS (BH 83), Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare as Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Shri Ajay Narayan Jha, IAS (MN 82) as OSD, Department of Expenditure.

(iii) Shri Injeti Srinivas, IAS (OR 83), Secretary, Department of Sports & DG, SAI as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

(iv) Shri Gopal Krishna, IAS (WB 83), presently in the cadre as Secretary, Ministry of Shipping in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Shri Ravi Kant, IAS (BH 84) as Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution.

(v) Shri Rabul Prasad Bhatnagar, IAS (UP 83), presently in the cadre as Secretary, Department of Sports & DG, SAI in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Shri Injeti Srinivas, IAS (OR 83) as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

(vi) Smt Preeti Sudan, IAS (AP 83), Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution as Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Shri C.K. Mishra, IAS (BH 83) as Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change.

(vii) Shri Ravi Kant, IAS (BH 84), Secretary, Ministry of Shipping as Secretary, Department of Food & Public Distribution in the vacancy caused due to appointment of Smt Preeti Sudan, IAS (AP 83) as Secretary, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

(viii) Shri Alok Shrivastava, IAS (MP 84), Special Secretary, Ministry of Shipping as Secretary, Department of Justice.

(ix) Shri K.V. Eapen, IAS (AM 84), presently in the cadre as Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances and Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare.

(x) Smt Shakuntala Gamlin, IAS (AGMUT 84), presently in the cadre as Secretary, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (DIVYANGJAN).

(xi) Vaidya Rajesh Kotecha, Special Secretary, AYUSH as Secretary, Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy (AYUSH) on contract basis for the remainder period of 03 years, reckoned from the date of his assumption of charge i.e. 29.06.2017 as Special Secretary, AYUSH.

(xii) Smt Amita Prasad, IAS (KN 85), Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change as Additional Secretary, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation. The earlier order appointing Shri V.K. Yadav, IRSEE (80) against this post stands cancelled and the officer is debarred for appointment to any post in the Central Staffing Scheme.

(xiii) Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, IAS (AM 87), presently in the cadre as Additional Secretary & Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises.

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Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization

Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its for rationalization/merger and modernization of 17 Government of India Presses (GIPs)/Units into 5 Government of India Presses (GIPs) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Minto Road and Mayapuri, New Delhi; Nashik, Maharashtra and Temple Street, Kolkata, West Bengal.

These 5 Presses will be redeveloped and modernised by monetisation of their surplus land. Land measuring 468.08 acres of the other merged Presses will be given to Land & Development Office, Ministry of Urban Development. Land measuring 56.67 acres of the Government of India Text Books Presses (GITBPs) at Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Mysuru will be returned to the respective State Governments.

Modernisation of the Presses will enable them to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country.

This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.

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Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament subject to modifications of drafting or consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary by the Legislative Department by amending the Dentists Act, 1948 (16 of 1948). The amendment will reduce the redundancy.

The clauses being amended include those pertaining to certain modifications in the provisions of the Dentists Act, 1948 with regard to:

1. the Membership of the Dental Council of India under clause (f) of section 3 and

2. the Membership of State and Joint State Dental Councils under clause (b) of section 21 and clause (b) of section 23 of the said Act.

Background:

As per the existing Act, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and the election of four/ two members from Part B to the State/ Joint State Dental Councils. However, it has lost relevance. With a view to reducing the redundancy of the provisions of their representation, the Central Government has decided to delete these provisions so that their representation does not remain mandatory any more.

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Vacancies in OBC category

Vacancies in OBC category 

A statement showing the status of details of backlog OBC vacancies, vacancies filled up and yet to be filled in 10 major Departments/Ministries is as follows:

Ministry/Department

Other Backward Classes

Vacancies Filled up Yet to be filled
Posts 718 234 484
Defence Production 164 149 15
Financial Services 14455 13030 1425
Atomic Energy 1444 802 642
Defence 2707 1439 1268
Railways 2204 2194 10
Revenue 5064 2076 2988
Urban Development 692 95 597
Human Resources Development 1557 571 986
Home Affairs 11557 6437 5120
Total 40562 27027 13535

Based on the recommendations of a Committee headed by the then Secretary, Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Department of Personnel and Training issued instructions in November/December, 2014 to all Ministries/Departments to constitute in-house Committee to identify backlog reserved vacancies, study of the root cause of backlog reserved vacancies, initiation of measures to remove such factors and to fill up such vacancies through Special Recruitment Drive.

As per information updated as on 31.12.2016, 10 Ministries/Departments having majority of the employees in Central Government including their Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions, Central Public Sector Undertakings etc., reported 40,562 backlog vacancies for Other Backward Classes.  Out of these, 27,027 vacancies have been filled up during the period 01.04.2012 to 31.12.2016 and 13,535 vacancies of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) remained unfilled.

Seven meetings have already been held with these 10 Ministries/Departments who have been requested to take expeditious action for filling up the remaining backlog vacancies.

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

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Submission of fake caste certificates

Submission of fake caste certificates

Instructions were issued by Department of Personnel and Training on 01.06.2017 to all Ministries/Departments to collect information about appointments made on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates and follow up action taken thereon. The Ministries/Departments have been requested to collect information from all Organisations under their administrative control about the cases where the candidates got/alleged to have got appointment against vacancies reserved for Scheduled Cates, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes on the basis of false/fake caste certificate and send a consolidated report to the Department of Personnel and Training by 15.07.2017. In the response received so far from eight Ministries/Departments, no such case has been reported.

The extant instructions provide that if it is found that a Government servant had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. Thus when an appointing authority comes to know that an employee had submitted a false/fake caste certificate, it has to initiate action to remove or dismiss such an employee from service as per the provisions of relevant Service Rules.

Further, in order to discourage unscrupulous persons getting benefits through false caste certificates, State Governments/Union Territories have also been requested to consider issue of appropriate instructions for initiating disciplinary proceeding against the errant officers who default in timely verifications of caste certificate or issue false certificates.

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

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Ex-Servicemen Status for Ex-NDA Cadets

Ex-Servicemen Status for Ex-NDA Cadets

26 cadets were declared medically unfit and withdrawn from training due to injuries during the last three years and the current year as per details given below:-

Spring Term 2014 – 05

Autumn Term 2014 – 01

Spring Term 2015 – 07

Autumn Term 2015 – 04

Spring Term 2016 – 01

Autumn Term 2016 – 06

Spring Term 2017 – 02

Autumn Term 2017 – NIL

NDA cadets who are medically boarded out are not being granted Ex-servicemen (ESM) status as the NDA cadets are not yet commissioned as officers and are therefore not counted as “Servicemen”.

Government is implementing schemes for the welfare of NDA cadets . The following schemes are being implemented:

  • Ex-Gratia Awards in cases of Disablement:- The cadet on being medically boarded out is entitled for following benefits:-
  • Ex-gratia amount – Rs. 3,500/- p.m.
  • Ex-gratia disability award – Rs. 6,300/- p.m. (100% disability).
  • Constant Attendance Allowance – Rs. 3,000/- p.m. (100% disability as recommended in invaliding medical board).

AGIF Insurance Cover for NDA Cadets:-

  • Disability:- Rs. 7.5 Lakhs for 100 percent disability proportionately reduced to Rs.1.5 lakhs for 20 % disability.
  • Ex-gratia Grant:- Rs. 50,000/- per cadet being invalided out with less than 20% of disability in the first two years of training and Rs. 1 lakh for cadets if invalided out with less than 20% of disability during the last year of training.

Preference in Employment in the Government Jobs: Cadets who are invalidated out on medical grounds attributable to military training are accorded Priority-1 for the purpose of employment in Government service.

The cadet consequent to his injury is provided free medical treatment in Military Hospital, Command Hospital and Research & Referral Hospital, Delhi. The cadet is only invalidated out in the medical board if he does not recover from the injury and is found unfit for further military training with the aforesaid treatment. The data on expenditure incurred on such treatment is not maintained.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Parimal Nathwani in Rajya Sabha today.

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Government takes steps to generate Employment Opportunities

Government takes steps to generate Employment Opportunities

Government has taken various steps for generating employment in the country like encouraging private sector of economy, fast tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) run by Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) run by Ministry of Rural Development and National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) run by Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation.

In order to improve the employability of youth, around 20 Ministries run skill development schemes across 70 sectors. According to the data compiled by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, the number of persons skilled across various sectors during 2015-16 were 1.04 crore.

Government has implemented the National Career Service (NCS) Project comprises a digital portal which provides a nation-wide online platform for jobseekers and employers for job matching in a dynamic, efficient and responsive manner and has a repository of career content.

A new Scheme Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) has been initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the year 2016-17 for incentivising industry for promoting employment generation with the allocation of Rs. 1000 crore. Under this scheme employers would be provided an incentive to enhance employment where the Government will pay the employer’s contribution of 8.33% EPS for new employees. In textiles (apparel and made-ups) sector, the Government will also pay the 3.67% EPF contribution of employers in addition to paying the 8.33% EPS contribution. Government announced a booster package of Rs. 6000 crores for the textile sector which is an employment intensive sector.

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

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132 Armed Forces Hospitals

Army Hospitals

There are 132 Armed Forces Hospitals in the country.  The State / UT-wise number of such hospitals is as under:

S. No. State Number of Armed Forces Hospitals
Army Air Force Navy
1. Andhra Pradesh - - 1
2. Arunachal Pradesh 1 - -
3. Assam 5 2 -
4. Bihar 2 - -
5. Goa 1 - 1
6. Gujarat 5 - -
7. Haryana 3 - -
8. Himachal Pradesh 6 - -
9. Jammu & Kashmir 11 - -
10. Jharkhand 2 - -
11. Karnataka 1 1 1
12. Kerala 2 - 2
13. Madhya Pradesh 6 1 -
14. Maharashtra 9 - 2
15. Manipur 1 - -
16. Meghalaya 1 - -
17. Nagaland 2 - -
18. Odisha 1 - 1
19. Punjab 9 1 -
20. Rajasthan 10 1 -
21. Sikkim 1 - -
22. Tamil Nadu 3 1 -
23. Telangana 2 1 -
24. Tripura 1 - -
25. Uttarakhand 5 - -
26. Uttar Pradesh 12 3 -
27. West Bengal 7 1 -
28. Andaman & Nicobar Islands - - 1
29. Delhi 2 - -
Total: 111 12 9

There are 98 Field Hospitals, which are located in different parts of the country based on operational requirement.  In addition, one Military Hospital is being raised at Likabali, Assam and approval has been granted for raising a Military Hospital at Panagarh, West Bengal.

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shri Sunil Kumar Singh in Lok Sabha today.

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Age Relaxation in Job

Age Relaxation in Job

Relaxation of age up to 35 years (up to 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) for the widows, divorced women and women judicially separated (JSW) from their husbands who are not re-married, for employment to Group ‘C’ and erstwhile Group ‘D’ post already exists in Department of Personnel & Training’s (DoP&T) Office Memorandum (OM) No. 15012/13/79-Estt (D) dated 19.01.1980. Similar relaxation also exists for Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ posts except where recruitment is made through open competitive Examination in DoP&T OM No. 15012/1/87-Estt.(D) dated 05.10.1990. All the above mentioned instructions have been reiterated vide DoP&T OM No. 41034/1/2014-Estt.(D) dated 30.01.2014.

It is incumbent upon all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India to follow the above mentioned instructions.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Year 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 2015-16 2016-17
Allocations
(Rupees in Crore)
BE-520.00
RE-403.00
BE-520.00
RE-93.87
BE-500.00
RE-300.00
BE-400.00
RE-358.00
BE-438.00
RE-233.50
BE-400.00
RE-617.00*

* For implementation of Maternity Benefit Programme.

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

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

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

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Government Press Release on recent attack on security forces at Sukma, Chhattisgarh on March 11, 2017

Govt Press Release on recent attack on security forces at Sukma, Chhattisgarh on March 11, 2017

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Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs

14-March-2017 12:56 IST

Text of statement of Union Home Minister regarding recent attack on security forces at Sukma, Chhattisgarh

Following is the text of statement of the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh in Lok Sabha today regarding recent attack on security forces at Sukma, Chhattisgarh on March 11, 2017:

On March 11, 2017 two companies of CRPF at Bheji in Sukma District of Chhattisgarh were providing security cover for road construction on Bheji-Gorkha-Injiram Axis. Around 0853 hrs, when this party reached a forested area close to Bankupara village, armed Left Wing Extremists ambushed them with heavy firing and simultaneous use of IED blasts. In this incident, unfortunately 12 personnel were martyred and 02 were seriously injured. The condition of injured personnel is stable and they are out of danger. 13 weapons and 02 Wireless Sets were taken away by the Left Wing Extremists. Names of the martyrs and injured are as follows:

Names of the Martyrs

1. Insp Jagjeet Singh
2. ASI Hira Vallabh Bhatt
3. ASI Narender Singh
4 CT Sresh Kumaru
5. CT Mangesh Bal Pandey
6. CT Rampal Singh Yadav
7. CT Gorakhnath
8. CT Nand Kumar Athram
9. CT Satish Chand Verma
10. CT K. Shankar
11. HC P.R. Mendhe
12 HC Jagdish Prasad Vishnoi

Names of the Injured

1. CT Jaydev Pramanik
2. CT Mohd  Saleem Sagal

I express my heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families of the personnel who have lost their lives and I would like to say firmly that the entire nation is with them in their hour of grief. The nation will always remember their sacrifices. The injured personnel will be provided with the best possible treatment available. On behalf of the entire house, I pray for their health and wellbeing.

The unprecedented success of the Security Forces of late has led to evident uneasiness among the Left Wing Extremist Groups. The Forces have achieved tremendous success during 2016 in all LWE affected States and particularly in Chhattisgarh where 135 LWE cadres were eliminated, 779 arrested and 1198 surrendered. The number of violent incidents in Chhattisgarh also dropped by 15% from 466 in 2015 to 395 in 2016. Improved efficacy of the Security Forces is evident from the following indicators

(a) The number of Left Wing Extremists killed increased by 150% (89 in 2015 to 222 in 2016) in 2016.

(b) Surrenders and arrests registered a combined increase of 47% over 2015 (2238 to 3282).

(c) Only 03 weapons were lost by the SFs in 2016 as against 15 in 2015.

(d) 67% of Encounters/Exchange of Fire resulted in neutralization of LWE cadres as against only 36% in 2015.

(e) Sustained operations by the Security Forces ensured that South Bastar districts, considered to be the nucleus of LWE strength witnessed a considerable fall in violence in 2016 (252 incidents as against 326 in 2015).

The Left Wing Extremists have suffered unprecedented losses in 2016. They have admitted so, openly in their documents and statements. They will continue to attempt such incidents to restore the flagging morale of their cadres. I believe that our brave soldiers and officers will continue to respond with a firm resolve and contribute whole heartedly towards elimination of Left Wing Extremism.

However there is a need for introspection on this incident. I have directed the DG, CRPF to conduct a detailed enquiry into the incident so that the lapses that led to the incident can be identified which will reduce the possibility of repetition of such incidents in the future.

I visited Chhattisgarh to pay my homage to the martyrs and met the two injured personnel on the day of the incident itself. Arrangements were made to ensure that mortal remains reach their respective families. Loss of life can in no way be compensated by money, however, the next of kin of the martyred CRPF personnel will be provided Rs 35 lacs as ex-gratia from the Central Government, Rs 20 lacs from the Risk Fund of CRPF and Rs 01 lac from the CRPF Welfare Fund. They will also get Rs 25 lacs as insurance benefits and Rs 03 lacs as ex-gratia from the Chhattisgarh Government. The next of kin will also be provided full salary till the age of superannuation of the personnel martyred under the Liberalized Pensionary Award (LPA).

I assure the house that the Government is committed to providing all support to the CAPF in order to prepare them for their tasks. In the same way the Government is also committed to supporting the States for training, capacity building, provision of CAPF battalions as required and intelligence sharing.

I would like to assure the nation through this house that we will not let Left Wing Extremists succeed in misleading the people and depriving parts of the country from the benefits of development.

I once again pay my homage to the martyred personnel and express heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. I assure the house that their sacrifices will not go in vain.

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Owning a House Becomes Easier for Army Personnel

Owning a House Becomes Easier for Army Personnel

1. Army personnel by virtue of deployment in remote areas find it extremely difficult to invest time in buying a good house, therefore, to fulfill this essential need and meet the aspirations, AWHO has come up with a pragmatic business model called the ‘Private Industry Collaborative Business Model’ which will facilitate acquiring houses from reputed private builders at discounted prices for Army personnel & Veer Naris. A Pilot Project is being undertaken in Delhi/ NCR and based on its success, similar ventures will be executed in other locations.

2. Major advantages of this concept are detailed market research to identify the most suitable builder/ project, negotiations for price reduction, due diligence and buyer friendly terms & conditions. Prop Equity, a leading Real Estate Data & Analytics Consultant firm has been selected after a prolonged process to undertake the facilitation process forward.

3. This historical MoU was signed by Lt Gen Rakesh Sharma, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, Chairman (Ex-Officio) AWHO and Mr Samir Jasuja, MD, Prop Equity Analytics on 3rd Mar 2017.

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Union Home Minister receives a cheque of Rs. One Crore for CRPF Welfare Fund

Union Home Minister receives a cheque of Rs. One Crore for CRPF Welfare Fund

The Managing Director of LG Electronics India, Mr. Kim Ki Wan handed over a cheque of Rupees One Crore to the Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh here today towards contribution to the CRPF Welfare Fund, which is dedicated to the soldiers. Mr. Kim said the Company, in its 20th year of inception, salutes the spirit of Indian soldiers who courageously sacrifice their lives to protect the country.

The contribution is part of the #KarSalaam initiave, dedicated to Indian soldiers, launched by the Company prior to the Republic Day last month. The campaign invited the whole nation to come forward and send their wishes to the Indian Armed Forces. LG rolled out this campaign through radio, digital, outdoor and activities at shopping malls to capture the messages and wishes of the citizens of India for our soldiers. The company also engaged the people through social media platforms and encouraged them to share their wishes on the microsite www.karsalaam.in, where more than 1,93,000 wishes written by citizens of the country were collected from all across the country.

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Dr Jitendra Singh gives away awards to various Ministries/Departments for meritorious performance in handling Public Grievances on PG portal

Dr Jitendra Singh gives away awards to various Ministries/Departments for meritorious performance in handling Public Grievances on PG portal

Minister reviews the functioning of DARPGSEVA

The Union Minister of State for Development of North Eastern Region (I/C), Prime Minister’s Office, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh gave away the award of certificates for meritorious performance by the Ministries/Departments for effective redress of public grievances received on CPGRAMS, here today. Under the scheme, the certificate of recognition is given to three Ministries/Departments who are found to have done outstanding work during a quarter as per the prescribed criteria.

On the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh awarded the following Ministries/departments for the quarter July, 2016 to September, 2016 and October, 2016 to December, 2016:

Group (July-Sep, 2016) (Oct-Dec, 2016)
A
(Ministries/Deptts receiving upto 300 grievances during the quarter)
Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
B
(Ministries/Deptts receiving upto 301-2000 grievances during the quarter)
Ministry of Women and Child Development Ministry of Housing and Poverty Alleviation
C
(Ministries/Deptts receiving upto above 2000 grievances during the quarter)
Central Board of Direct Taxes (Income Tax) Central Board of Direct Taxes (Income Tax)

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the awards will act as a motivator for the departments. He said that the number of grievances lodged has increased considerably in the recent years, which shows the increased faith of public in the government. He also said that the emphasis of the government has been on transparency and accountability. The Minister also said that the government has given importance to citizen-centric government with maximum governance and minimum government.

The Minister also reviewed the functioning of Twitter Seva started by the DARPG on February 1, 2017. The Twitter Seva will enable the DARPG to reach out to the common public and various stakeholders for facilitating redress of grievances and other issues of importance related to department.

The senior officers of the department were also present on the occasion.

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IRS officers meet Dr Jitendra Singh, seek DoPT intervention

IRS officers meet Dr Jitendra Singh, seek DoPT intervention

A delegation of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) officers met the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh here today and sought intervention by Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) for the clearance of backlog in promotions.

In a memorandum submitted by the members of delegation, it was pointed out that around 450 posts of Joint Commissioner / JAG level are lying vacant, but there are no officers eligible to be promoted because Recruitment Rules prescribe minimum residency of 5 years at Deputy Secretary level as eligibility criteria. Officers up to 2007 batch have already been promoted and therefore, they requested for relaxation of 9 months for gaining eligibility for the officers of 2017 batch who have been left out. The members of delegation sought Dr Jitendra Singh’s intervention so that the DoPT could take a holistic view of circumstances and grant relaxation for promotion to JAG / JC-IT.

Prominent IRS officers who led the delegation included Shri Rajesh Menon from Mumbai, Shri Anantharaman Aiyer from Delhi, Shri C.K. Singh and Shri B.K. Singh.

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Recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) approves by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan

Recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) approves by Shri Ram Vilas Paswan

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30-January, 2017 15:01 IST

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan approves recommendations of 7th CPC for employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS)

Shri Ram Vilas Paswan, Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, has given approval for applicability of revised pay scales to employees of Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) as per recommendations of 7th CPC.

The Union Minister said “Approval given to Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for applicability of revised pay scales to its employees on recommendations of 7th CPC. Financial arrangements to provide new pay scales to the employees of BIS will be made from own resources of this organization.”

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Clarifications on implementation of GAAR provisions under the Income Tax Act, 1961

Clarifications on implementation of GAAR provisions under the Income Tax Act, 1961

The General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) provisions shall be effective from the Assessment Year 2018-19 onwards, i.e. Financial Year 2017-18 onwards. The necessary procedures for application of GAAR and conditions under which it shall not apply, have been enumerated in Rules 10U to 10UC of the Income-tax Rules, 1962.The provisions of General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR) are contained in Chapter X-A of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Stakeholders and industry associations had requested for clarifications on implementation of GAAR provisions and a Working Group was constituted by Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) to examine the issues raised. Accordingly, CBDT has issued the clarifications on implementation of GAAR provisions today.

Amongst others, it has been clarified that if the jurisdiction of FPI is finalized based on non-tax commercial considerations and the main purpose of the arrangement is not to obtain tax benefit, GAAR will not apply. GAAR will not interplay with the right of the taxpayer to select or choose method of implementing a transaction. Further, grandfathering as per IT Rules will be available to compulsorily convertible instruments, bonus issuances or split / consolidation of holdings in respect of investments made prior to 1st April 2017 in the hands of same investor. It has also been clarified that adoption of anti-abuse rules in tax treaties may not be sufficient to address all tax avoidance strategies and the same are required to be tackled through domestic anti-avoidance rules. However, if a case of avoidance is sufficiently addressed by Limitation of Benefits (LoB) provisions in the tax treaty, there shall not be an occasion to invoke GAAR.

It has been clarified that if at the time of sanctioning an arrangement, the Court has explicitly and adequately considered the tax implications, GAAR will not apply to such an arrangement. It has also been clarified that GAAR will not apply if an arrangement is held as permissible by the Authority for Advance Rulings.
Further, it has been clarified that if an arrangement has been held to be permissible in one year by the PCIT/CIT/Approving Panel and the facts and circumstances remain the same, GAAR will not be invoked for that arrangement in a subsequent year.

The proposal to apply GAAR will be vetted first by the Principal Commissioner of Income Tax / Commissioner of Income Tax and at the second stage by an Approving Panel headed by a judge of High Court. The stakeholders have been assured that adequate procedural safeguards are in place to ensure that GAAR is invoked in a uniform, fair and rational manner.

Government is committed to provide certainty and clarity in tax rules. Further clarifications, if any, on doubts of stakeholders regarding GAAR implementation, will also be provided.

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