Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Cut-off eligibility date for promotion and calculation of Vacancies including chain Vacancies


CLICK HERE to view Directorate Memo No. 25-10/2014-SPG dated 9th July 2014. 

Holiday Home at Tirupati in Andhra Pradesh for Central Govt Employees

To view details, please CLICK HERE.

India Post launched new website for Philately

Directorate has launched new website for Philately. www.postagestamps.gov.in  All members and track in viewers are once again requested to open philatelic deposit account (PDA) at any philatelic bureau to get new released stamps and stationary at door step by free of cost. 

Revised rates of honorarium to IO/PO are not put into implementation in DOP


As per the recommendations of the Expert Committee, DoPT vide its OM No. 142/15/2010-AVD-I dated 31st July 2012 revised the rates of honorarium and other allowances payable to IO both serving and retired officers and PO (serving). 

"The honorarium is normally regulated under the financial powers delegated to the Ministries/Departments and taking into account the quantum of work involved in individual disciplinary cases". 

While deciding the representation of one of the IO (Retired) in connection with inordinate delay in sanctioning honorarium it was intimated by Directorate that Nodal Ministries ibid letter was sent to all concerned for information and necessary action vide memo No. C-32016/12/2011 dated 8.1.2013. It is further mentioned that neither it has the approval of the Finance Wing nor can it be implemented without revising the powers of the Heads of the Circle and Secretary (Posts). The aforesaid letter was circulated to all concerned for enabling them to submit proposal for revision of the financial powers of the Heads of Circle for grant of honorarium to IO and PO vide para 2 of the annexure-I enclosed with the letter. 

In view Directorate's above reply, it is clear that revised rates of honorarium to IO/PO for conducting of departmental enquiries are not put into implementation. 

But DoPT vide memo No. 142/15/2010--AVD.I dated 23rd June 2014 has clarified that the honorarium payable to IO/PO for conducting inquiry in departmental proceedings would be the outside the purview of the general delegation of FR 46 B. 

Revision of Forms under the General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 and Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), 1962 - regarding.

To view please CLICK HERE. 

Income Tax Structure 2014-15 announced in Budget 2014


There is no change in the income tax rate for the year 2014-15 (Assessment Year 2015-16)
(i) The rates of income-tax in the case of every individual (other than those mentioned in (ii) and (iii) below)
Upto Rs. 2,50,000
Rs. 2,50,001 to Rs. 5,00,00010 per cent.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,00020 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,00030 per cent.
(ii)               For persons of Age between 60 Years to 80 Years
Upto Rs. 3,00,000
Rs. 3,00,001 to Rs. 5,00,00010 per cent.
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,00020 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,00030 per cent.
(iii)             For persons having Age of 80 Years or More
Upto Rs. 5,00,000
Rs. 5,00,001 to Rs. 10,00,00020 per cent.
Above Rs. 10,00,00030 per cent.
Other Budget 2014 highlights relating to Income tax 2014-15
  • Personal tax exemption limit raised to Rs 2.5 lakh from current Rs 2 lakh for taxpayers below 60 years
  • Senior citizens’ tax exemption limit hiked from Rs 2.5 lakh to Rs 3 lakh No change in surcharge for corporates, individuals
  • Education Cess to stay at current 3%
  • Investment limit under Section 80C hiked to Rs 1.5 lakh from current Rs 1 lakh
  • Exemption on housing loans interest on self-occupied property increased from Rs 1.5 lakh to 2 lakh

NEW TAX CALCULATOR

CBDT has introduced a new, customer-friendly online tax calculator to help the tax payers calculate their annual IT liability, before they file their Income Tax Returns (ITR) by the end of this month.
Using this calculator, an individual, corporate or any other entity can compute their total tax liability under various heads like income from house property, capital gains, profits and gains of business or profession etc. and email it to a private email or to the email of the tax planner, intermediary or Chartered Accountant. Taxpayers can access the new tax calculator using the link given below: 
To see detail click here

Modi likes to communicate his Independence Day speech directly to Central Govt Employees by mail and messages…


Narendra Modi to reach out to govt employees’ on Independence Day

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked for an exhaustive Central database of all Central and state government employees. The creation of the database, which will have the phone numbers and email addresses of all employees, is already underway, and will be first used on Independence Day when Modi’s speech is directly sent to the employees by mail and messages.

The prime minister would like his maiden speech from the Red Fort to be directly communicated to one crore government employees, such as school teachers, village sarpanches, healthcare workers etc, in the farthest corners of the country. Most of these are not tech-savvy, Internet users and so frenetic efforts are under way to implement Modi’s intent, said government sources.

The government has therefore initiated the process of creating the first-ever countrywide database of central and state government employees and stakeholders. Cabinet secretary Ajit Seth is monitoring the creation of this database after clear instructions by PM Modi. Seth has been meeting officials from all ministries two times every week to monitor the progress.

The National Informatics Centre has created a new portal sampark.nic.in for the purpose. All states, through their districts and block level offices, have been directed to update their data on this website. “The ministries are also coordinating with their state counterparts to compile this data in a time bound manner,” said an official.

The National Informatics Centre has so far collected information of 50 lakh teachers, 30 lakh sarpanches, 10 lakh health care workers and two lakh corporators. The prime minister is likely to use the data to connect with all these employees and stakeholders through social media platforms, much as he had done to connect with voters during the 2014 general election campaign, said an insider.

“He intends to do the same now with government employees. It is an exercise to build a bond,” the official said.

Dopt Orders on the recommendation of department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment...

Parliament Committee Matter
IMMEDIATE
No.41013/1/2013-Estt(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi-110 001
Dated 8th July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recommendation of Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment – Regarding

The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 25.03.2013 and subsequent reminder dated 26.5.2014 on the above mentioned subject wherein all the Ministries/Departments were requested to furnish an annual report in the enclosed proforma latest by 30th April of every year, indicating the status of implementation of Government instructions on compassionate appointment as on 31st March of that year.

2. It is observed that the Ministries/Departments of Government of India and their subordinate/attached offices are furnishing the requisite information in a piecemeal and haphazard manner, compilation of which is a time consuming and difficult exercise for this Department.

3. In view of the above, the Ministries/Departments are requested to furnish the requisite information in a consolidated manner, including the information in respect of their subordinate/attached offices.

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(Mukta Goel)
Director(E-I)

Source : www.persmin.gov.in

Criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary



The below information is tabled to a question in Lok Sabha on 11th July 2014 by the Minister of Helath and Family Welfare Shri Harsh Vardhan as follows...

The criteria fixed for setting up a Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) dispensary in a particular area are as under:-


(i) In an existing CGHS city:- For opening of a new Allopathic CGHS dispensary in an existing CGHS city, there has to be a minimum of 2000 Card holders (serving employees of Central Government and Central Civil pensioners).

(ii) Extension of CGHS to a new City:- For extension of CGHS to a new city, there has to be a minimum of 6,000 Card holders. However, due to financial and other resource constraints it is not always possible to adhere to the above criteria.

(b): The details about number of CGHS allopathic/AYUSH dispensaries and Hospitals in the country, State/UT-wise are at Annexure.

Keeping in view the financial and other resource constraints, a decision has been taken not to expand CGHS to cover new cities/ areas. There are some States and UTs which do not have the presence of CGHS as yet. Accordingly, the Ministry has mooted a proposal to open at least one CGHS dispensary in the capital city of such States/UT’s namely, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Gujarat and Pudduchery.

In addition, there is also a proposal to open one CGHS dispensary in Indore in compliance of the High Court’s directions.

ANNEXURE

STATEMENT SHOWING DETAILS OF CGHS HOSPITALS/WELLNESS CENTRES
S.No.CityALLOPATHYPOLYCLINICAYUSHCGHS HOSPITALS
1AHMEDABAD8120
2ALLAHABAD7120
3BANGALORE10140
4BHOPAL2000
5BHUNESHWAR3010
6CHANAI14240
7CHANDIGARH1000
8DEHRADOON2000
9GUWAHATI5010
10HYDERABAD13260
11JAMMU2000
12JAIPUR7120
13JABALPUR4000
14KANPUR9030
15KOLKATA18140
16LUCKNOW9130
17MEERUT6020
18MUMBAI26250
19NAGPUR11130
20PATNA5130
21PUNE9130
22RANCHI3000
23SHILLONG2000
24TRIVENDRUM3020
25DELHI944364
TOTAL27319854

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Penalty Proceedings against Central Government Employees...

The below information is tabled to a question in Lok Sabha on 9th July 2014 by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions as follows...

Article 311(1) of the Constitution provides that no person who is a member of the civil service of the Union or an all-India service or a civil service of a State or holds a civil post under the Union or a State shall be dismissed or removed by an authority subordinate to that by which he was appointed. Again as per Article 311(2) no such person as aforesaid shall be dismissed or removed or reduced in rank except after an inquiry in which he has been informed of the charges against him and given a reasonable opportunity of being heard in respect of those charges.

Disciplinary proceedings under the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965 [CCS(CCA)Rules, 1965] can be initiated against a Government Servant for violation of the provisions of the Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964. The procedures for imposition of major penalties minor penalties are prescribed in the Rule 14 and Rule 16 of the [CCS(CCA)Rules, 1965], respectively. There are similar provisions in Rules governing the All India Services.

A list of Minor and Major penalties that may be imposed on a Government servant for good and sufficient reasons as provided in Rule 11 of CCS (CCA) Rules is annexed.

The data on cases registered involving major penalty proceedings and punishment awarded on conviction are not centrally maintained.

It is the endeavour of the Government to strengthen and streamline the institutional mechanism for disciplinary proceedings.

In order to check delays in completion of disciplinary proceedings, guidelines for monitoring and expeditious disposal of the disciplinary proceedings cases have been issued on 29th November, 2012.

ANNEXURE
PENALTIES SPECIFIED IN THE RULE 11 OF THE CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (CLASSIFICATION, CONTROL AND APPEAL) RULES, 1965.

MINOR PENALTIES
(i) Censure;

(ii) Withholding of his promotion;

(iii) Recovery from his pay of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused the Government by negligence or breach of orders;

(iii a) Reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay by one stage for a period not exceeding three years, without cumulative effect and not adversely affecting his pension.

(iv) Withholding of increments of pay;

MAJOR PENALTIES

(v) Save as provided for in clause (iii) (a), reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay for a specified period, with further directions as to whether or not the Government servant will earn increments of pay during the period of such reduction and whether on the expiry of such period, the reduction will or will not have the effect of postponing the future increments of his pay

(vi) reduction to lower time-scale of pay, grade, post or Service for a period to be specified in the order of penalty, which shall be a bar to the promotion of the Government servant during such specified period to the time-scale of pay, grade, post or Service from which he was reduced, with direction as to whether or not, on promotion on the expiry of the said specified period -

(a) the period of reduction to time-scale of pay, grade, post or service shall operate to postpone future increments of his pay, and if so, to what extent;
and
(b) the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher time scale of pay , grade, post or service;

(vii) Compulsory retirement;

(viii) Removal from service which shall not be a disqualification for future employment under the Government;

(ix) Dismissal from service which shall ordinarily be a disqualification for future employment under the Government.

Provided that, in every case in which the charge of possession of assets disproportionate to known-source of income or the charge of acceptance from any person of any gratification, other than legal remuneration, as a motive or reward for doing or forbearing to do any official act is established, the penalty mentioned in clause (viii) or clause (ix) shall be imposed:

Provided further that in any exceptional case and for special reasons recorded in writing, any other penalty may be imposed.

Washing Allowance to Canteen Employees working in Central Government Offices - Dopt Orders



No.18/1/2013-Dir.(C)
Government of India
Department of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 10th JuIy, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of increased rate of Washing Allowance to the Canteen Employees working in Non-Statutory Departmental Canteen/Tiff in Room functioning from Central Government Offices -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 18/1/2000-Dir-(C), dated 29.6.2001 on the subject mentioned above and to say that it has been decided to revise the existing rate of washing allowance from Rs. 30/- p.m. (Rupees thirty only) to Rs. 60/- p.m. (Rupees sixty only) who have been supplied with uniforms. The rate of washing allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.

2. This order shall be effective from 1 September, 2008 in pursuance of the Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No14/3/2008-JCA, dated 11.9.2008 (Copy enclosed).

3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and Home Finance Division vide their U.O /Dy. No. 3101359, dated 3.7.2014 respectively.

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(Pratima Tyagi)
Director(Canteens)

Distance limit on issuing a Tatkal ticket

With a view to discourage short distance travel under the Tatkal scheme, the minimum distance for booking tickets under the Tatkal Scheme has been revised as under:-

ClassMinimum distance for charge (in km)
Second Sitting100
AC Chair Car, Executive Class250
Sleeper, 3AC Economy Class, AC 3-Tier, AC 2-Tier500


The above information was submitted to a question in Parliament by the State in the Minister of Railways Shri.Manoj Sinha on 11th July, 2014.

Grant of increased rate of Washing Allowance from Rs. 30/- p.m.to Rs. 60/- p.m.


No. 18/1/2013-Dir.(C)
Government of India
Department of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
******
Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated 10th July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject : Grant of increased rate of Washing Allowance to the Canteen Employees working in Non-Statutory Departmental Canteen/ Tiffin Room functioning from Central Government Offices – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum No.18/1/2000-Dir-(C), dated 29.6.2001 on the subject mentioned above and to say that is has been decided to revise the existing rate of washing allowance from Rs. 30/- p.m. (Rupees thirty only) to Rs. 60/- p.m. (Rupees sixty only) who have been supplied with uniforms. The rate of washing allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.
2. This order shall be effective from 1st September, 2008 in pursuance of the Department of Personnel and Training O.M. No.14/3/2008-JCA, dated 11.9.2008 (Copy enclosed).
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and Home Finance Division vide their U.O. /Dy. No. 3101359, dated 3.7.2014 respectively.
(Pratima Tyagi)
Director(Canteens)
Encl : As above.


F.No.14/3/2008-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
….
Dated, the 11th September 2008
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Grant of increased rate of Washing Allowance to common categories of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees of various Ministries/ Departments.
Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations made by the Sixth Central Pay Commission and in supersession of this Department’s O.M. No.14/9/95-JCA dated 12.12.2000 on the subject of Washing Allowance, the President is pleased to order that the rate of Washing Allowance will be revised from the existing Rs.30/- per month to Rs.60/- per month for all common categories of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees who have been supplied with uniforms. Moreover, the rate of washing allowance will be increased by 25% every time the Dearness Allowance payable on revised pay scales goes up by 50%.
2. These orders shall be effective from 1st September, 2008.
3. Insofar as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
4. Hindi version will follow.
(Dinesh Kapila)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. Of India

Restricted Holiday(R.H.) on the occasion of the Maha Shivratri to be observed on 17th February, 2015

MOST IMMEDIATE
F.No.12/5/2014-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 10th July, 2014
CORRIGENDUM
Subject: Restricted Holiday(R.H.) on the occasion of the Maha Shivratri to be observed on 17th February, 2015
The festival of Maha Shivrati falls during the year 2015 A.D. on 17th February, 2015 (28 Magha, 1936 Saka Era, Tuesday). Inadvertently, this was not included in the list at Annexure – II of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 6.6.2014, under the heading “List of Restricted Holidays during the year 2015 for Administrative Offices of Central Government Located at Delhi/NewDelhi”. The Annexure II now stands amended to this extent.
2. Hindi version will follow.
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
2309 2589
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Personal Tax Exemption Limit Raised by Rs. 50,000/- ; No Change in the Rate of Surcharge; 15% Investment Allowance to Manufacturing Companies, to Incentivize Small Entrepreneurs and Income from Foreign Portfolio Investors to be Treated as Capital Gains.

Personal Tax Exemption Limit Raised by Rs. 50,000/- ; No Change in the Rate of Surcharge; 15% Investment Allowance to Manufacturing Companies, to Incentivize Small Entrepreneurs and Income from Foreign Portfolio Investors to be Treated as Capital Gains.
The General Budget 2014-15 presented by the Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley has raised the personal income-tax exemption limit by Rs. 50,000/- that is, from Rs. 2 lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh in the case of individual taxpayers, below the age of 60 years. Exemption limit raised from Rs. 2.5 lakh to Rs. 3 lakh in the case of senior citizens. However there is no change in the rate of surcharge either for the corporates or the individuals, HUFs, firms etc. The budget proposes to continue education cess at 3 percent.
Investment limit under section 80C of the Income-tax Act has also been raised from Rs. 1 lakh to Rs. 1.5 lakh and Deduction limit on account of interest on loan in respect of self occupied house property raised from Rs.1.5 lakh to Rs.2 lakh. To incentivize small entrepreneurs an Investment allowance at the rate of 15 percent to a manufacturing company that invests more than Rs. 25 crore in any year in new plant and machinery. The benefit to be available for three years i.e. for investments upto31.03.2017. Investment allowance to manufacturing company investing more than Rs.100 crore announced last year to continue in parallel till 31.03.2015.
To bring greater certainty and to encourage fund manager to shift to India, income arising to foreign portfolio investors from transaction in securities will be treated as capital gains. Concessional rate of 15 percent on foreign dividends without any sunset date will be continued.
To augment low cost long term foreign borrowings for Indian companies, the eligible date of borrowing in foreign currency has been extended from 31.03.2015 to 31.03.2017 for a concessional tax rate of 5 percent on interest payments. Tax incentive extended to all types of bonds instead of only infrastructure bonds.
The budget proposes introduction of a “Roll Back” provision in the Advanced Pricing Agreement (APA) scheme so that an APA entered into for future transactions is also applicable to international transactions undertaken in previous four years in specified circumstances.To remove tax arbitrage, rate of tax on long term capital gains has been increased from 10 percent to 20 percent on transfer of units of Mutual funds, other than equity oriented funds.
60 more Ayakar Seva Kendras will be opened during the current financial year to promote excellence in service delivery. Net effect of the direct tax proposals will result in revenue loss of Rs.22,200 crore.
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Union Budget 2014-15 : Income Tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2.5 lakh and also raised to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C Posted

Income Tax exemption limit raised to Rs.2.5 lakh and also raised to Rs 1.5 lakh under Section 80C

For Senior Citizen tax exemption limit also increased to 3 lakh.
The Central  Government today hiked the exemption limit for investments by individuals in financial instruments to Rs 1.5 lakh under section 80C.

And one more relief to the depositors of Public Provident Fund, the ceiling limit will raised to Rs.1.5. lakh form current level of Rs.1 lakh.

Source: CGEN.in

Ticket booking through Post Offices

Railway Reservation System to be Revamped
The Minister of Railways Shri D. V. Sadananda Gowda has said that Railway Reservation System will be revamped into Next Generation e-Ticketing System. Ticket booking through mobile phones and through Post Offices will be popularized.
Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament today he said, the Indian Railways will improve the system capabilities in e-ticketing to support 7200 tickets per minute as against 2000 tickets per minute and allow 1,20,000 simultaneous users at any point in time.
The Minister said, facility of Coin Operated Automatic Ticket Vending Machines will be experimented.
He said, efforts will also be made to provide facility of buying Platform Tickets and unreserved tickets over internet. Parking-cum-Platform Combo Tickets will be launched to facilitate the passengers and to save their time.
He said that online booking facility of Railway Retiring Room will be extended to all the stations during the course of the year. Presenting the Railway Budget 2014-15 in Parliament today he said, the Indian Railways is expanding the scope of online booking for people to book a Train, book a Coach, book a Berth and book a Seat in Chair Car.

7th CPC preliminary meeting on 23rd July 2014


THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION PUBLISHED BY BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ

Breaking news-meeting with 7th CPC
I wish to share with all friends, supporters & well wishers that I have been invited by 7th CPC for a preliminary meeting on 23rd July 2014 from 11.00-11.45 AM.
Regards
S.C.Maheshwari
Secy. Genl. Bharat Pensioners 

Online business transactions are covered under Consumer Protection Act, 1986

1. All business transaction by consumers, whether online or otherwise, is covered under Consumer Protection Act, 1986 and complainants can approach various Consumer Fora i.e. District Consumer Forum, State Commission and National Commission for resolution of their grievances. However, there is no separate mechanism for addressing grievances relating to online business under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986.
2. This information was given by the Minister of State for Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Shri Raosaheb Patil Danve in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
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Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Hindi Transcript of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi's statement on Rail Budget 2014-15

"2014-15 का यह रेल बजट, देश को अधिक गति देने वाला, रेलवे को अधिक आधुनिक बनाने वाला,नागरिकों को अधिक सुरक्षा और सेवा देने वाला सिद्ध होगा।

एक लम्बे अरसे के बाद देश अनुभव करेगा कि सच्चे अर्थ में हमारी रेलवे, यह भारतीय रेलवे है। पिछले कुछ दशकों से एक बिखराव महसूस होता था, टुकड़ों में सोचा जाता था। पहली बार समग्रतः भारत के विकास को ध्यान में रख कर, रेलवे बजट में बल दिया गया है - इक्कीसवीं सदी का भारत, इसकी नींव,इस आधुनिक रेल बजट में दिखाई देती है। विज्ञान और टेक्नोलॉजी का भरपूर उपयोग, आने वाले दिनों में हो। रेलवे जैसा तंत्र ad-hoc रूप से नहीं चल सकता। हर प्रकार के निर्णय प्रक्रिया के लिए, नए vision के लिए, नए initiative के लिए, institutional mechanism होना बहुत ज़रूरी होता है। रेलवे का यह बजटinstitutional mechanism को बल देता है।
चारों तरफ भ्रष्टाचार के खिलाफ, सामान्य मानव का रोष है। यह बजट transparency को बल देता है, integrity को बल देता है।
रेल का विस्तार भी हो। रेल का विकास भी हो। यात्रियों की संख्या भी बढे, यात्रियों की सुरक्षा भी बढे।
रेलवे सिर्फ यातायात का साधन नहीं है। रेलवे भारत की विकास यात्रा का growth engine है। इस बार का रेलवे बजट, इस बात को सिद्ध करेगा कि देश के विकास में, रेलवे अहम भूमिका निभाता है। आज़ादी के बाद अगर रेलवे पर हमने बल दिया होता, तो आज विकास की नयी ऊंचाइयों को पाने में, रेलवे सहायक होता। देर आये, दुरुस्त आये। हमने 2014 से विकास की इस गति को, विकास की इस ऊंचाई को, आरम्भ किया है। मुझे विश्वास है कि रेल यात्रा में सफर करने वाले यात्रियों को, सुखद अनुभव होगा, और देश के विकास से जुड़े हुए लोगों के लिए यह विकास का विश्वास देगा।
भारत में रेलवे विकास के कुछ नए आयामों को भी बल दिया गया है। 125 करोड़ का देश, यात्रियों का देश है। भिन्न भिन्न सम्प्रदाय, यात्रा करने के आदि हैं। उनके लिए विशिष्ट व्यवस्थाओं की ज़रुरत को रेलवे पूरा करने जा रहा है।
वैश्विक economy का यह युग है। Globalization का जब era है, तब हमारे ports sector को rail connectivity की बहुत ज़रुरत है। विश्व व्यापार के लिए यह जो initiatives लिए गये हैं, वो भारत की आर्थिक संप्रभुता के लिए एक बहुत बड़ी ताक़त बनेंगे, ऐसा मेरा विश्वास है।
यह rail budget, interim budget आने के बाद का बजट है। बहुत कम समय है। लेकिन जो initiativeलिए गए हैं, वो इस दिशा को दर्शाते हैं, कि हम रेल को कहाँ ले जाना चाहते हैं, साथ साथ रेल के माध्यम से हम देश को कहाँ ले जाना चाहते हैं। न सिर्फ रेल को कहाँ पहुंचाना है, यह हमारा मक़सद नहीं है, रेल के माध्यम से देश को किन ऊंचाइयों तक पहुंचाना है, यह भी हमारा मक़सद है। और यह सरकार का यह सपना पूरा होगा।"

PM dedicates to the nation 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project PM: Government committed to dispel darkness from India

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today dedicated to the nation the 240 MW Uri-II hydropower project built by NHPC at a cost of Rs. 2290 crore in Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing people at the project site, Shri Modi said his Government is committed to dispel darkness from the country. He said this project was conceived during the Government of Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, and we have fulfilled that vision.
He said the country has hydropower potential of 1.5 lakh MW, but we have not been able to harness much of it so far. Today, when global warming is an issue that affects all mankind, we will place maximum emphasis on renewable energy sources. Our objective is to tap maximum hydropower potential, the Prime Minister added. He said power is an essential requirement for development and economic growth. The entire economy of Jammu and Kashmir will gain momentum from hydropower projects, he said. Giving the example of Bhutan, he said the economy of that country was now being built around hydropower.
The Prime Minister said sufficient emphasis had not been given to power transmission lines network, and his Government will take this task forward through the PPP model.
The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri N.N. Vohra, The Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Omar Abdullah, and MoS(I/C) Power Shri Piyush Goel were present on the occasion.

PM dedicates to the nation Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Katra-Udhampur railway line Flags off first train from Katra to Udhampur PM: This is a day that brings speed (gati) and energy (urja) to the development of Jammu and Kashmir PM: "Hum Jammu-Kashmir ke vikas ko urjawaan banaayenge, aur gati-waan banaayenge." PM: Train should be named Shri Shakti Express. Let Katra Railway Station be a model solar power railway station

The Prime Minister flagged off the first train to Udhampur, from Katra Railway Station, and spoke to schoolchildren on board the train. The train was flagged off amid vociferous chants of "Bharat Mata Ki Jai" by the children.
The Prime Minister also went around the Railway Station and suggested that solar energy be used to meet the energy requirements of the station. Let Katra Railway Station be an environment-friendly, people-friendly railway station that inspires the use of solar energy, Shri Modi said.
Later addressing a public function at Katra, the Prime Minister observed that with the ongoing Amarnath Yatra, and the holy month of Ramzan, and now this new railway line that brings Shri Mata Vaishno Devi closer to her devotees, it has become an extremely pious occasion. This railway line is not just a gift to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri Modi said, but to the entire nation, to 125 crore Indians who wish to come to the shrine, and I am proud to be placing this gift before them, he said. He added that he had suggested to the Railway Minister that this train be called Shri Shakti Express. He also congratulated the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board for facilities and technology used at the railway station for the benefit of the devotees.
The Prime Minister said that Jammu and Kashmir`s development will continue unhindered. And even with the new railway station at Katra, it will in fact be a more qualitative development.
The Prime Minister said his Government would work towards a common development model for Himalayan states from Jammu and Kashmir to the north-east.
He said Katra is now coming to the centre-stage in J&K`s development, and will contribute as an engine of growth for the state. He said his Government will continue to work towards fulfilling Shri Vajpayee`s dream, by extending the line to Banihal.
Shri Modi also highlighted the fact that rail and bus connectivity have been combined for the first time. A passenger will be able to travel on both bus and train through a single ticket. He described this as a hybrid model. He also observed that Katra is being connected to the rest of the country through six pairs of trains.
The Prime Minister assured the people of India that modernization of railway stations in metro cities and important destinations like Jammu is a priority for his Government.
Speaking of the significance of the day, Shri Modi said "Today brings speed to the state of Jammu and Kashmir through this rail link, and energy through the Uri-II hydro-electric project, which I shall be inaugurating later in the day. I am beginning my "Vikas Yatra" - development journey - for the country with the blessings of Mata Vaishno Devi." He said that his Government will take this Vikas Yatra forward, establish new standards, and work for benefit of the common man. "My objective is to win the hearts of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, through development, and through their benefit", Shri Modi said, and added that the intention is not political win or loss. He said the state of Jammu and Kashmir has passed through a difficult time; whether or not in power, it is our wish and our responsibility to improve the quality of life of the people, meet their aspirations, provide jobs to youth, and reach the last man in the line.
The Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, Shri N.N. Vohra, the Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir Shri Omar Abdullah, the Minister for Railways, Shri Sadananda Gowda, the MoS Railways, Shri Manoj Sinha, the MoS PMO Shri Jitendra Singh, and Shri Arunendra Kumar were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Shri Omar Abdullah said the credit for bringing Railways to the state should go, first of all, to former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He also requested further expansion of the rail network in the state, and for the upgradation of Jammu Railway Station.
The Railway Minister Shri Sadananda Gowda said the wish of the devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi was being fulfilled after a long time. MoS PMO Shri Jitendra Singh remarked that the wish of the devotees of Mata Vaishno Devi had been fulfilled by Shri Modi after becoming Prime Minister, in his first visit to the state.
In his concluding remarks, the Chairman, Railway Board, Shri Arunendra Kumar assured the Prime Minister that Katra Railway Station would be developed as a model solar energy station.

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Model Recruitment Rules for the Staff Car Driver category of posts —review regarding.


No. AB-14017/10/2014-Estt (RR) (3104937)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi
Dated the A July, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Model Recruitment Rules for the Staff Car Driver category of posts —review regarding.
The model RRs for the post of Staff Car Driver (Ordinary Grade) issued vide this Department OM No. AB-14017/73/07-Estt. (RR) dated 7.11.2007 which also included the brief provisions for higher grade of the Staff Car Driver category posts have been reviewed and for higher Grades framed in the light of promotion scheme for Staff Car Drivers issued vide OM No. 22036/1/92-Estt. (D) dated 30.11.1993 as subsequently modified vide OM dated 27.7.1995, OM dated 15/2/2001 and vide OM dated 13.2.2002 and the replacement scales as per CCS (RP) Rules. The UPSC has also been consulted while framing the model RRs of these posts. Accordingly, the revised Model Recruitment Rules for the same are enclosed as Annexure to this Office Memorandum.
2. Ministries / Departments may review the existing rules and notify the revised rules conforming to the Model Recruitment Rules. These may also be forwarded to all autonomous/ statutory bodies for adoption. The Ministry of Home Affairs is also requested to forward these Model RRs to the UT Administrations for appropriate, action.
(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-I)

Dearness Allowance rises to 107% from July 1, 2014 onwards..!

Additional DA from July 2014 : Dearness Allowance rises to 107% from July 1, 2014 onwards..!

The Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and pensioners may increase to 107% from July 1, 2014 onwards.

Following the increase in the CPI(I-W) BY 2001 = 100 price index, the twice-every-year Dearness Allowance that is issued to the Central Government employees, the second additional Dearness allowance may possible to  increase to 107% from 01.07.2014 onwards.

Last week, the Labour Bureau released the Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers Base Year 2001=100 for the month of May 2014. The number now stands at 244, following a 2-point increase from the previous month, reflecting a 0.83% hike in prices. Another reason for the increase in number is the 1.65% consolidated rise in price of food groups.  Rice, Coconut Oil, Fish Fresh, Poultry, Milk, Onion, Vegetables & Fruits, Sugar, Cigarette, Electricity Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted to some extent by Petrol putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 7.02 per cent for May, 2014 as compared to 7.08 per cent for the previous month and 10.68 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.66 per cent against 7.76 per cent of the previous month and 13.24 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

The below table is clearly indicated the movement of AICPIN with increasing additional Dearness allowance month wise…

AICPIN for the month of May 2014 begged at 244
Month/
Year
AICPIN (IW)
Base Year
2001=100
Increased/
Decreased
Points in
AICPIN
Total Points
Increased
Total of
12 Months
12 Months
Average
% Increase
over 115.763
Approximate
DA
Total DA %DA% Increase
Month wise 
Jan-14237-22802233.5117.74101.711011
Feb-1423812817234.75118.99102.791022
Mar-142391
2832236120.24103.861033
Apr-14242332848237.33121.57105.021055
May-14244552864238.67122.91106.171066