Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Quote of the Day May 26

In the end, people are persuaded not by what we say, but by what they understand. - John C. Maxwell


CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS WAS HELD ON 26.05.2015 DECLARATION.

          The National Convention Calls upon the Central Trade Unions All India General Strike on 2nd September, 2015

Letter for Inclusion of the issues of GDS within the purview of 7th CPC



Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006-Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee Assistants- Clarification


F.No.7 /7 /2008-CS.I(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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New Delhi, 25th May, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Pay fixation of direct recruit Assistants appointed after 1.1.2006- Stepping up of pay of DRs with reference to the pay of junior promotee Assistants- Clarification regarding.
The undersigned is directed to draw attention to the issue of stepping up of pay of direct recruit Assistants, appointed on or after 1.1.2006 at par with the pay of the UDCs promoted and appointed to the post of Assistant between 1.1.2006 to 31.8.2008 whose pay has been fixed in terms of para 2(c) of Department of Expenditure’s U.0. No.10/ 1/2009-IC dated 14.12.2009.
2. The matter has been examined in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure and they are of the view that as per the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, the stepping up of pay is allowed if the anomaly in pay, if at all arising, is a direct outcome of fixation of pay in the revised pay scale from the pre-revised scale to the effect that the senior who was drawing higher pay in the pre-revised scale, starts drawing lower pay in the revised scale. However, in the case of direct recruit Assistants appointed on or after 1.1.2006, the direct recruits never drew the pre-revised pay prior to 1.1.2006. Further, Department of Expenditure’s U.O. dated 14.12.2009 relates to fixation of pay in revised scale from pre-revised scale of pay.
3. All the Ministries/Departments are therefore advised to review all the cases wherein stepping up of pay has been allowed to direct recruit Assistants appointed on or after 1.1.2006 with reference to the pay of their junior promotee Assistants. The pay fixation in revised pay structure of such direct recruit Assistants be revised immediately and action be initiated for effecting recoveries of excess payments, if any, as per extant instructions.
(Parminder Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele:24642705

Source : http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/Reconvery.pdf
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
26-May-2015 11:48 IST
 
PRESS NOTE  

The Government has decided to constitute following Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands and other issues being raised by them and for recommending measures to address those issues:- 

1.Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister

2.Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State(I/C) for Labour & Employment

3.Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State(I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas

4.Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State(I/C) for Power

5.Dr.Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office

The Secretarial assistance to this committee will be provided by the Ministry of Labour & Employment.
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Ministry of Labour and Employment
Government of India
New Delhi:  May 26, 2015 


Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment
26-May-2015 11:48 IST
 
PRESS NOTE  

The Government has decided to constitute following Inter Ministerial committee to hold threadbare discussions with representatives of Central Trade Unions on 10 point charter of demands and other issues being raised by them and for recommending measures to address those issues:- 

1.Shri Arun Jaitley, Finance Minister

2.Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, Minister of State(I/C) for Labour & Employment

3.Shri Dharmendra Pradhan, Minister of State(I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas

4.Shri Piyush Goyal, Minister of State(I/C) for Power

5.Dr.Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office

The Secretarial assistance to this committee will be provided by the Ministry of Labour & Employment.
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Ministry of Labour and Employment
Government of India
New Delhi:  May 26, 2015 

Employment News: 23rd May - 29th May 2015


1. UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (U.P.S.C), INDIAN FOREST SERVICE AND CIVIL SERVICES EXAMIATION, 2015.
No. of Vacancies – 1239
Last Date     -    19.06.2015 Check Details from here

2. KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ), NEW DELHI.
Name of Post – Vice- Principal, Fineace Officer, U.D.C, L.D.C, etc.
Last Date     -    Online 22.06.2015 upto 11:59 hours.

3. BANK NOTE PRESS, DEWAS, M.P,
Name of Post – Junior Office Assistant
Private     Secretary, Prosecutor-II.
No. of Vacancies - 25
Last Date     - 21 days from the date of publication of this advertisement.

4.  ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (A.I.M.S),NEW DELHI.
Name of Post – Lab. Assistant
No. Of Vacancies- 22 Posts
Last Date    - Online till 15.06.2015 till midnight

5. NATIONAL THERMAL POWER CORPORATION LTD. (NTPC),
730 Various Posts
 Last Date     - Online till 14.06.2015 upto 5:00 P.M

6. MIN. OF AGRICULTURE, DEPT. OF ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, DAIRYING AND FISHERIES, NEW DELHI.
29 Various Posts

Last Date – 30 days after the publication of this notice in Employment News

Pattern of Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015


Friends.. last day we have posted the detailed notification of Civil Service Preliminary Exam 2015 published by UPSC. In case you missed that post don't worry Click Here. Eligible candidates may apply online from 23-05-2015 o 19-06-2015 till 11.59 PM. Many of you might be still wondering about the pattern of Civil Service Preliminary Exam this year, as UPSC had made a lot of changes, of late. So in this post, we are discussing about the pattern of Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015. Pattern of Mains Exam will be discussed in another post.

Here are the important things that you should know about Civil Services Preliminary Exam 2015.

* Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination 2015 will be of objective type.

* The Preliminary Examination will consist of two papers of Objective type (multiple choice questions) and carry a maximum of 400 marks (200 marks for each paper).

* This examination is meant to serve as a screening test only; the marks obtained in the Preliminary Examination by the candidates who are declared qualified for admission to the Main Examination will not be counted for determining their final order of merit.

* The number of candidates to be admitted to the Main Examination will be about twelve to thirteen times the total approximate number of vacancies to be filled in the year through this examination.

* Only those candidates who are declared by the Commission to have qualified in the Preliminary Examination in the year will be eligible for admission to the Main Examination of that year provided they are otherwise eligible for admission to the Main Examination.

Scheme and subjects for the Preliminary are as follows:

* The Examination shall comprise of two compulsory papers of 200 marks each.

* Both the question papers will be of the objective type (multiple choice questions).

* The General Studies Paper-II of the Civil Services (Preliminary) Examination will be a qualifying paper with minimum qualifying marks fixed at 33%. The question papers will be set both in Hindi and English.

* Each paper will be of two hours duration.

* There will be negative marking for incorrect answers for all questions except some of the questions where the negative-marking will be inbuilt in the form of different marks being awarded to the most appropriate and not so appropriate answer for such questions.

* There are four alternatives for the answers to every question. For each question for which a wrong answer has been given by the candidate, one-third (0.33) of the marks assigned to that question will be deducted as penalty.

Syllabi for the Preliminary Examination 2015

 Preliminary Examination- Paper I - (200 marks) Duration : Two hours
1) Current events of national and international importance.
2) History of India and Indian National Movement.
3) Indian and World Geography - Physical, Social, Economic Geography of India and the World.
4) Indian Polity and Governance - Constitution, Political System, Panchayati Raj, Public Policy, Rights Issues, etc.
5) Economic and Social Development - Sustainable Development, Poverty, Inclusion, Demographics, Social Sector initiatives, etc.
6) General issues on Environmental Ecology, Bio-diversity and Climate Change - that do not require subject specialisation.
7) General Science.

Paper II- (200 marks) Duration: Two hours
1) Comprehension.
2) Interpersonal skills including communication skills;
3) Logical reasoning and analytical ability
4) Decision-making and problemsolving
5) General mental ability
6) Basic numeracy (numbers and their relations, orders of magnitude, etc.) (Class X level), Data interpretation (charts, graphs,tables, data sufficiency etc. -Class X level)


It is mandatory for the candidate to appear in both the Papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination for the purpose of evaluation. Therefore a candidate will be disqualified in case he/she does not appear in both the papers of Civil Services (Prelim) Examination. In case of any further doubts, please feel free to comment.

Civil Services (Preliminary) Exam 2015 Notification: Click Here
Apply Online: Click Here

Courtesy : http://www.currentaffairs4examz.com/

Monday, May 25, 2015

Headquarters/Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue


Headquarters/Home Town Leave Travel Concession : Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue
Headquarters / Place of Posting and Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue on this matter
“The number of Central Government employees utilizing the LTC facilities has increased substantially thanks to the initiative of the tourism department to encourage the development of economically-backward states”
Not many would have know this message that there are a number of retired Central Government employees who had completed 40 years of their service without utilizing even a single LTC facility.
“Once upon a time, LTC was considered as a wasteful expense…things have changed, and now people treat it as an indulgence…!”
In the past, not many were interested in LTC because the families were big and only the lowest class journey fare was reimbursed by the Central Government. But, now, LTC includes travel in air-conditioned class and air-fare. Not surprisingly, employees are now very much interested and are utilizing the facility without fail.
Practical difficulties began when a number of employees began to travel. One of them was the situation where the office location and the employee’s hometown are the same. Usually, Central Government employees are posted in towns and cities that are away from their hometown, or their native place. At the time of joining, the employees are required to denote a village or town as their home Town. This cannot be changed.
Once in every four years, the Government would give the option to reimburse the to and fro travel tickets for the employee and his/her family to go to their hometown to meet their relatives and to look after the family’s immovable properties located there. This facility is called the Home Town LTC.
In the past, since only a few utilized this facility, there wasn’t any confusion in implementing them. When the Government announced that Home Town LTC could be converted as All India LTC, troubles began and clarifications were required.
LTC rules state that the headquarter/place of posting and the employee’s Home Town are the same, then he/she is not entitled to the conversion of Home Town LTC.
There are many questions in the minds of the employees about this clause.
Will the facility of Home Town LTC be denied if the headquarters and home town share the same Postal Pin code?
Does this apply if both come under the limits of the same municipality or Panchayat?
Will the 8 KM rule of CGHS apply to this?
Should the home town and headquarters not be located in the same district?
What does the phrase “irrespective of distance,” which is underlined in a number of orders, mean?
Will the interpretation differ from one office to the other?
A number of such doubts prevail among employees.
One thing is for certain – Central Government employees will now be very alert about definitions regarding hometowns.

No job cut in transformation of Postal Dept: 

Comm & IT Min




The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.


There will be no job losses during transformation of the Department of Posts, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured Friday. "I assure all employees that no one will lose their job during the transformation of Department of Post.

There is a need for capacity building," Prasad tweeted while sharing highlights of his address to circle heads of Department of Posts.

The Minister has been asking postal employees to transform themselves and help in transformation of post offices. "Computerisation of all Post Offices must be completed soon.

This is my priority and I will personally monitor the progress of this work," he tweeted. The minister said that proposed Post Bank of India will be a game changer for the department as it will take financial inclusion to a new level. "Post offices must gear up for this," he said.

The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.

Prasad said that DoP officers should reach out to eCommerce companies and offer them logistics services. "eCommerce is a great opportunity. India Post must use this opportunity to take eCommerce to the every corner of India," Prasad said.

India Post has launched a mobile application and an e-commerce centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi, that will handle e-retailing exclusively. The centre is capable of handling 30,000 parcels per day. Online retail players such as Amazon, Paytm and Snapdeal are using the Postal Department's services for their parcels.

He said that post offices in rural India must also improve their facilities and improve their visibility by placing sign boards so that people can locate it easily.

"Department of Post has to play a bigger & more active role in transformation of India. No other govt agency has such deep understanding of India," Prasad tweeted.

Source: PTI, Courtesy : http://www.moneycontrol.com/

NPS New Subscriber Regn. form

From: ADG (FS I)
Sent: 21 May 2015 16:40
To: CPMG Andhra Pradesh Circle; CPMG Assam Circle; CPMG Bihar Circle; CPMG Chattisgarh Circle; CPMG Delhi Circle; CPMG Haryana Circle; CPMG Gujrat Circle; CPMG Himachal Pradesh Circle; CPMG Jammu & Kashmir Circle; CPMG Jharkhand Circle; CPMG Karnataka Circle; CPMG Kerala Circle; CPMG Madhya Pradesh Circle; CPMG Maharashtra Circle; CPMG North East Circle; CPMG Punjab Circle; CPMG Orissa Circle; CPMG Rajasthan Circle; CPMG Tamilnadu Circle; CPMG Uttarakhand Circle; CPMG West Bengal Circle; CPMG Uttar Pradesh Circle

Cc: Director (CBS); Director (Financial Services); director@ceptmysore.net; "ADG FS-I"; nps.dop

Subject: FW: NPS New Subscriber Regn. form
IMPORTANT

Respected Sir / Madam,

This is regarding the revised NPS (All Citizen Model) Application Form renamed as CSRF 1 (of 4 Pages), Annexure I (for Tier II Details), Annexure II (for Additional Request Details) and Annexure III (for Additional Nomination Details) in English & Hindi language. The screen shot of the forms available for this NPS model is also attached for ready reference. These NPS forms can be accessed through PFRDA website i.e. www.pfrda.org.in - Forms – All Citizen Model Forms:- select the relevant form.
 

It is requested to arrange to communicate the matter to all the field units i.e. HPOs (Points of Presence - Service Provider (POP-SPs)) at the earliest for accepting new NPS (All Citizen Model) Account Opening Applications in future. It is further informed that all CRA FCs will accept this new form from 01 Jun 15 onwards. It is also requested to kindly arrange to ensure the timely PRAN generation of new NPS registrations. Your kind cooperation is highly solicited in this regard. 

S. Manik Lakra
Assistant Director General (FS-III)

Draft Notification relating to the amendment in the All India Services (Discipline and Appeal) Rules 1969 - reg.

Quote of the Day May 25

I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory. - Alexander Smith

THE DOP HAS PLANS TO SET UP POST BANK OF INDIA UNDER PAYMENTS BANK LICENCE.

            The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.


            There will be no job losses during transformation of the Department of Posts, Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad assured Friday. "I assure all employees that no one will lose their job during the transformation of Department of Post.

            There is a need for capacity building," Prasad tweeted while sharing highlights of his address to circle heads of Department of Posts.

            The Minister has been asking postal employees to transform themselves and help in transformation of post offices. "Computerisation of all Post Offices must be completed soon.

            This is my priority and I will personally monitor the progress of this work," he tweeted. The minister said that proposed Post Bank of India will be a game changer for the department as it will take financial inclusion to a new level. "Post offices must gear up for this," he said.

            The DoP has plans to set up Post Bank of India under payments bank licence. The Reserve Bank of India has already issued licensing norms for niche banks - payments banks and small banks.

            Prasad said that DoP officers should reach out to eCommerce companies and offer them logistics services. "eCommerce is a great opportunity. India Post must use this opportunity to take eCommerce to the every corner of India," Prasad said.

            India Post has launched a mobile application and an e-commerce centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi that will handle e-retailing exclusively. The centre is capable of handling 30,000 parcels per day. Online retail players such as Amazon, Paytm and Snapdeal are using the Postal Department's services for their parcels.

            He said that post offices in rural India must also improve their facilities and improve their visibility by placing sign boards so that people can locate it easily.

            "Department of Post has to play a bigger & more active role in transformation of India. No other govt agency has such deep understanding of India," Prasad tweeted.


Source: PTI, Courtesy : http://www.moneycontrol.com/