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Saturday, March 30, 2013

CPI-IW for February up by two points, stands at 223


As per the details published by the Labour Bureau, All India Consumer Price Index (CPI-IW) for the month of February 2013 stands at 223, up by 2 points compared to previous month. The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 12.06 per cent for February, 2013 as compared to 11.62 pe...
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AIRF, AIDEF joins for demanding 7th CPC and PFRDA bill withdrawal



We invite your attention to the efforts undertaken by us after the 12th December, one day strike action to bring about a united action by the Railway, Defence and other Central Government employees on certain pressing demands. In this connection you will recall that Com. S.K. Vyas,...
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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Recommendation of Parliamentary Standing Committee on Compassionate Appointment reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 9.3 of the 23rd Report on Government Policy on Compassionate Ground given by Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, Rajya Sabha. The Committee inter-alia recommended as under: ...
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Lok Sabha Q&A : Existing SCs/STs/OBCs in Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment against sanctioned

A question has been raised by the Member of Parliament Shri.Ramsinhbhai Patalbhai Rathwa in Lok Sabha on 5th March, 2013 pertaining to that the total sanctioned strength and existing strength of SC / ST and OBC category employees working in Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Shri.P.Balram Naik, Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment  has given written reply for this question as follows...
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CGDA : Rs. 5400 Grade pay Sr Auditor (MACP-III) to ACDA (JTS Gp.A Post)


A number of representations from serving/retired officers are being received in this HQr’s Office for granting higher Grade Pay of Rs. 6600/- to SAOs and Rs. 7600/- to ACDA (Group-A entry level) on their promotion from feeder grade....

Inspectors and Superintendents of Central Excise on 3 day strike March 29 to 31

Inspectors and Superintendents of Central Excise will observe a countywide three-day strike from March 29 to 31 against the indifferent attitude of the concerned authorities with regard to their promotional ...

Monday, March 25, 2013

FAQ on CEA, Joining time rule, honorarium, CCL for disabled etc.

Department of Personnel & Training has issued a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) with answers on Children Education Allowance Scheme, Joining Time Rules, Grant of Honorarium and Special Allowance for child care for women with disability...
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Interest rates on PPF, NSC, postal deposits reduced


The Finance Ministry has cut interest rate on PPF (Public Provident Fund) and National Savings Certificates (NSC) by 0.1 percent to 8.7 percent and 8.5 percent, respectively.Millions of small investors will get lower returns on the popular post office scheme, Public Provident Fund (PPF), with the government cutting the interest rate with effect from 1 April, 2013.The ministry has also cut interes....

Supreme Court Decision on SC/ST reservation in Promotion

Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri.V.Narayanasamy in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 21st March, 2013 regarding the matter of the implementation of SC decision for amending Rules of Promotion. The important office memorandum, which was published by t...
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Pensioners - Web Based Grievances Portal : 17 Lakh hits received

The Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare has developed a web-based 'Pensioners' Portal', under the National e-Governance Plan for dissemination of pension related information as well as registration of pensioners' grievances online. Addressing the media during the National Editors Conference in the Capital, Mr. V.Narayanasamy, Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension and Minister ...
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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Initiatives taken for a Corruption Free/Transparent Administration

Government has taken several initiatives to ensure a transparent and corruption free Administration. Speaking at the National Editor’s conference in New Delhi, Shri V. Narayanasamy, Minister Of State in the Prime Minister’s Office and Personnel...
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Maken's Letter : Visitors openions


Mr. Maken has not put forward the demand for setting up of VII Central Pay Commission out of any compassion towards Central Govt. employees nor he is so ... 
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7th Pay Commission & your voting : Poll Results and Comments



  • Girish Nair Yes, it affects. The parity between the lower and higher level pays also should be reduced. All are human beings and want to enjoy life. Now the higher post holders are enjoying with full facility free of cost and high pay whereas the lower cadre people are literally struggling to meet their day-to-day needs with present pay in the prevailing condition.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

StaffCorner Poll : Pay Commission and Your Vote

Lok Sabha Q&A : On Post Office Savings


Lok Sabha Q&A : On Post Office Savings


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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Ajay Maken's letter to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Pressing for the 7th Pay Commission

Read the letter written by Union Minister Shri. Ajay Maken to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Pressing for the Seventh Pay Panel @ http://www.staffcorner.com/view.html?id=497001 /http://goo.gl/8fY9q

Monday, March 18, 2013

And... Minister Ajay Maken asks for setting up of Seventh Pay Commission


But now we have an unexpected supporter from the Government itself. Shri. Ajay Maken, union housing and urban poverty alleviation minister has taken up the central government employees demand for the setting up of the seventh pay panel. The minister has written to the to take up the matter regarding the pay commission. He has high lightened that every pay panel ...
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Sunday, March 17, 2013

Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation

Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organisation (CGEWHO) has been established to promote, control and co-ordinate the development of houses at selected places, across India, on no profit-no loss basis as a welfare measure. CGEWHO is a registered body under...
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Railways - MACP 3rd financial - Clarification


Ref:- CLW’s letter No.CMA/Ruling/453, dated 19-02-2013.
With reference to CLW’s above cited letter, it is stated that Board’s letter dt. 13-12-2012 has been issued as a sequel to the instructions contained in para-8 of ...

NPS to allow deferred withdrawal


The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has allowed investors in the New Pension Scheme (NPS) to opt for ‘deferred withdrawal’ of their money at the time of exit, as against the current practice of ‘phased withdrawal’. The replacement of ‘phased withdrawal’ with ‘deferred withdrawal’ was taken after PFRDA received feedback from various stakeholders, the pension fund regulator....

Friday, March 15, 2013

Rajya Sabha Q&A : Definition of Government servant

Some questions related to the above topic has been raised in the Rajya Sabha by the Hon'ble Member Shrimati Gundu Sudharani on 14th March, 2013. The concerned Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. N... Read more...

DOPT Brochure on Preparation of APAR

Performance assessment should be used as a tool for career planning and training, rather than a mere judgmental exercise. Reporting Authorities should realize that the objective is to develop an officer so that he/she realizes his/her true potential. It is not meant to be a fault finding process but a developmental tool. The Reporting Authority, and the Reviewing Authority should not shy away from reporting shortcomings in performance, attitudes or overall personality of the officer reported upon. ...
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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Progress of Housing Schemes by CGEWHO : Lok Sabha Q&A


As reported by CGEWHO, housing Schemes under the organization to provide houses to Central Government Employees in different parts of the country are as under ...
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Lok Sabha Q&A : Interest paid on income tax refund delay

The below information was said in a written reply to a question about interest paid on income tax refund amount due to delay in Lok Sabha by the Minister of State for Finance ...
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PFRDA publishes guidelines for private sector NPS


The PF will manage the following separate schemes, each investing in a different asset class, being:

Asset class E (equity market instruments) – (a)The investment by an NPS participant in this asset class would be subject to a cap of 50%. This asset class will be invested in shares of the companies which are listed in 1.1.1 ... 
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Monday, March 11, 2013

Lok Sabha Q&A : PF account details via SMS

Status of sending the monthly details of the Provident Fund accounts to employees is as follows: 

(i) The updated Provident Fund (PF) accounts are available online on the EPFO website i.e. wwe.epfindia.gov.in ...
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PCDA(Pen) writes to banks against delay in payment of pension to Defence Pensioners

The payment of pension to defence (including defence civilian) pensioners/family pensioners is disbursed by banks as per instructions contained in scheme for payment of pension of defence pensioners by Public Sector Banks. ...
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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Govt. non committal on reservation in promotions for the OBCs

The government on issue of reservation in promotions for the OBCs remained non committal. The Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri V. Narayanasamy, while replying to Lok Sabha ...
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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Time-Bound Services Bill passed. Fine upto Rs. 50,000/-


Is the public services getting delayed because of you? Then beware. You are liable to be fined upto Rs. 50000/-  The cabinet has today cleared a bill that guarantees citizens delivery of services within a fixed time. ...Read more...

The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of their Grievances Bill, 2011.


Highlights of the Bill

  • The Bill seeks to create a mechanism to ensure timely delivery of goods and services to citizens.
  • Every public authority is required to publish a citizens charter within six months of the commencement of the Act.  The Charter will detail the goods and services to be provided and their timelines for delivery....
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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

E-Filing must for income above 5 Lakhs


The government has made it mandatory to for e-filing  for taxpayers with an annual income of Rs 5 lakh or more. This was announced during the budget. This is an attempt towards the widening the use of technology for governance....

Sunday, March 3, 2013

AI CPI-IW for January 2013 at 221, up by 2points


The All-India CPI-IW for January, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 221 (two hundred and twenty one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.91 per cent between December and January compared ....
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Ammended DTC bill to be introduced this session, Hopes on


P Chidambaram during the budget had said that work on the Direct Tax Code (DTC) Bill, which seeks to overhaul income tax laws, is in progress and the amended Bill will be introduced in the ongoing Budget session. He said that two of India's biggest tax reform initiatives — the Direct Taxes Code (DTC) and the Goods and Services Tax (GST)...
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