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Friday, August 30, 2013

SBI hikes salary limit for auto loans

In an attempt to curtail exposure to automobile loans, State Bank of India, the country's largest public sector bank, today tightened the criteria for disbursal of such loans, according to market sources....

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SC : Right to pension cannot be taken away pending proceedings

Observing that gratuity and pension are hard earned benefits of an employee and right to receive pension is in the nature of “property”, the Supreme Court has held that this right cannot be taken away from a government employee pending departmental or criminal proceedings....

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Rajya Sabha Q&A : No CGHS facilities for casual employees

 The CGHS facilities are not provided to the personnel appointed on daily wages, contract basis, leave vacancy basis. However CGHS cards are issued to personnel appointed on co-terminous basis only for the period of appointment....
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Central Health Service (CHS) Officers in Central Government are governed by the Dynamic Assured Career Progression (DACP) Scheme, which was implemented by Government of India based on the recommendations of Vth Central Pay Commission providing promotion to the CHS officers without linkage to vacancies upto...
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JCM (NC) urges for NC/NAC Meeting: Addnl. Charter of demand submitted to DoPT

The last meeting of the National Council (46th) was held on 15.5.2010. It is now more than 38 months that the Council met. As per the provisions of the Constitution of the National Council it ought to have been convened once in four months. ...
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LTC Scam : Alledged involvement of MPs with central government employees

Armed with some documents pointing to large-scale irregularities, the CBI will soon register cases to probe the alleged involvement of some Rajya Sabha MPs and central government employees in forging LTC claims for travel on state-run Air India....
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23rd meeting of the SCOVA to be held on 20th September, 2013 in New Delhi

23rd (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) to be held on 20n September, 2013 in New Delhi. meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies...
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Portability of PRAN – NPS Lite/Swavalamban to NPS – All Citizen Model

There were several requests from NPS Lite/Swavalamban subscribers seeking porting of their PRANs from NPS Lite/Swavalamban to the All Citizen Model of NPS(UOS). PFRDA after examining the matter has approved the ...
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Rajya Sabha Q&A : CGHS & Govt initiatives - Complaints and initiatives to improve services

The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) is providing comprehensive healthcare facilities to the Central Government employees and pensioners and some other select categories of persons in 25 cities across the country....
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A copy of Ministry of Defence, Defence Ciyilians Medical Aid Fund Circular No. F-lQZ/Vol-V/DCIVIAF dated l7thjuly 2013 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information and necessary action....
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PCDA : Eligibility for Grant of scooter / Motor cycle advances 2013-14


PCDA : Eligibility for Grant of scooter / Motor cycle advances 2013-14...

Minutes : NFIR's meeting with Railway Board on 23.8.2013

In response to the NFIR’s letter No.IV/MR/CORRES/2013 dated 28th June, 2013 given to Hon’hle Minister of Railways, over non-settlement of demands of Railway Employees (in spite of discussions, meetings etc..) compelling NFIR to take strike ballot for deciding indefinite strike on Railways,...
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Seven ways how a falling rupee can change your life

The rupee is on a free fall and had hit 65 against the dollar. It has pulled back a little but the losing streak is likely to return any time in the near future. There are predictions that the rupee will hit 70 against dollar. If you think that only the government and business men, and companies need to worry, think again. This fall in rupee will affect you in more ways than you think....
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Portability of PRAN – NPS Lite/Swavalamban to NPS – All Citizen Model

There were several requests from NPS Lite/Swavalamban subscribers seeking porting of their PRANs from NPS Lite/Swavalamban to the All Citizen Model of NPS(UOS). PFRDA after examining the matter has approved the ...
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23rd meeting of the SCOVA to be held on 20th September, 2013 in New Delhi

(SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP) to be held on 20 September, 2013 in New Delhi.
meeting of the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies...
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PCDA : Eligibility for Grant of scooter / Motor cycle advances 2013-14

It is proposed to prepare a fresh panel of applicants for scooter / Motor cycle advance for the year 2013-14. All those Officers / Staff eligible as per conditions given below and are desirous of applying may be advised to submit their applications in the prescribed Proforma alongwith Invoice / Estimates from the authorised dealer. ...

Defence Civilians Medical Aid Fund (DCMAF): Additional Subscription, Nutrious Dietary Allowance, Lactating Mother Allowance & Accident Ex-gratia Grant

A copy of Ministry of Defence, Defence Ciyilians Medical Aid Fund Circular No. F-lQZ/Vol-V/DCIVIAF dated l7thjuly 2013 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information and necessary action.
2. It is requested that the contents of this letter may be widely disseminated for information of all members/employees under your...
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Minutes : NFIR's meeting with Railway Board on 23.8.2013

In response to the NFIR’s letter No.IV/MR/CORRES/2013 dated 28th June, 2013 given to Hon’hle Minister of Railways, over non-settlement of demands of Railway Employees (in spite of discussions, meetings etc..) compelling NFIR to take strike ballot for deciding indefinite strike on Railways,..
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Rajya Sabha : Cashless Medical Facility for Retired Railway Employees

(a) whether Government has conducted a pilot project under the Railway Employees Liberalised Health Scheme on the line of the CGHS;...
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On disclosure of personal information under RTI

The Central Information Commission in one of its decisions (copy enclosed) has held that information about the complaints made against an officer of the Government and any possible action the authorities might have taken on those complaints, qualifies as personal information within the meaning of provision of ....
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Railway refers the demands of staff federations including 7th Pay Commn. to finance ministry.


The railways have referred the demands concerning various service matters of railway employees like pay and allowances, promotion and pension including the setting up of 7th Central Pay Commission to the finance ministry. This comes in wake of the Strike Call by both recognized staff Federations on Railways. GOVERNMENT OF INDIAMINISTRY OF RAILWAYSRAJYA SABHAUNSTARRED QUESTION ....

Direct Tax Code (DTC) bill at Cabinet, Deferred

The Direct Taxes Code (DTC) Bill, which seeks to overhaul the over 50-year old income-tax law, with minor rejigs in the draft, including in the income-tax slabs was at the Cabinet yesterday but was deferred. The reason being the proposal to levy a super-rich tax on those earning above Rs 10 crore yearly did not find favour with some senior officials....

Official info from Minister of State, V Narayanasamy : No proposal to raise retirement age of CGEs

Putting to rest any speculation that the Centre might raise the retirement age of its staff, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions V Narayanasamy said on Thursday that there was no such proposal on the anvil. Narayasansamy was quoted by reports as saying, “There is no proposal to raise retirement age of central govt employees to 62 years.” The news will be a gre....

Thursday, August 22, 2013

CVC calls CBI to investigate fake LTC claims and the rackets behind

The CBI has been called in by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) to investigate a widespread racket in claims of leave travel concession (LTC) involving central government and public sector employees as well as travel agents. ...

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Ministerial Staff Assn. Letter requesting Granting of Grade Pay hierarchy to UDC to the next promotional post of Assistants

That the Ministerial Staff of Survey of India are recruited to the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) in the then pay scale of Rs.950-1500. The said pay scale was revised to Rs.3050-4590 w.e.f. 1-1-1996 in terms of the Fifth CPC. The said pre-revised pay scale was revised to Pay Band-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.1900  w.e.f. 1-1-2006 in terms of the Sixth CPC....
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Rajya Sabha Q&A : Appointments to senior level positions in Railways

the details of the procedure and eligibility conditions for appointment of GM, Member, Railway Board and Chairman, Railway Board;...
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Dept. of Posts : Split Duty Allowance extended till 30-06-2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

SC : Acquired disability including mental illness during service, should be moved to another suitable post

State administration cannot dispense with ore reduce rank of a government servant if he or she acquires disability including mental illness or retardation during service, the Supreme Court has ruled....

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Emergency withdrawals under New Pension System may be allowed

Subscribers to National Pension System may be allowed withdraw partial funds in emergency situation like health issues, a top PFRDA official said today....Read more...

Media Report : No plans to hike the retirement age

There is speculation that the Centre may raise the retirement age of the central government employees, but top sources say there is no such move. The media reports were suggesting that the PM may announce the retirement age hike during the independence day speech...
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Lok Sabha Q&A on AIFR and NFIR indefinite strike

All India Railwaymen’s Federation (A.I.R.F.) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (N.F.I.R.) have made numerous demands. Some of the demands are setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission, abolition of New Pension Scheme, merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay, filling up of all vacant posts, implementation of the report of Joint Committee for career growth of Track Maintainer, reduction in duty hours of staff....

IT Dept urges taxpayers to file returns even if not filed by August 5 deadline

The Income Tax Department has urged all those tax payers who have not filed their Income Tax Returns, even by the extended deadline of August 5, 2013, to file their returns at the earliest to keep away unavoidable difficulties....

50% D.R. Merger / IR : Bharat Pensioners Samaj writes letter to FM

The Bharat Pensioners Samaj has written a letter to the finance minister requesting to consider granting 50% DR Merger or some other equivalent benefit/interim relief pending setting up of VII Central Pay Commission to provide the much needed immediate relief to central government pensioners in the country....

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Lok Sabha Q&A : Status of Housing Projects under CGEWHO

The current status of housing projects going on in various places including Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida under the Central Government Employees’ Welfare Housing Organization (CGEWHO) for providing houses to the central government employees...
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Thursday, August 15, 2013

New series for CPI-IW, DA Calculation formula to change

A new series for the calculation of the Consumer Price Index is under preparation. The index is used as the baase for calculation of Dearness Allowance for the central government and state government employees. ...

NPS Reform : More contribution allowed under equities, can choose fund managers

Government employees contributing to the National Pension System (NPS) will be allowed to invest a bigger slice of their retirement savings in equities and choose their own pension fund managers...
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Buying a house? Here's a financial checklist

Buying a home is a sentimental objective of every individual who has started his career in the recent past. It gives them the immense pleasure of significant achievement in their lifetime. Hence, most people are diverting their sizeable savings towards buying a dream home...
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PM's Independence Day speech highlights


  • In 1947, we achieved our independence under the leadership of Mahatma Gandhi. After that we have had major changes in our country in each decade

  • I believe that the last decade has been very good for India.

  • Democratic forces have been strengthened and the common man has been empowered.

  • The UPA has worked towards building a progr...

Grant of Transport Allowance to Orthopaedically handicapped Central Government employees

Grant of Transport Allowance to Orthopaedically handicapped Central Government employees

Monday, August 12, 2013

AIRF asks members to lodge their protest against NPS at PMO website

The All India Railwaymen Federation, Indian Railways’ largest employee union, has called for a protest rally across the country, on the day after Government introduces the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill.

It has urged its over 10 lakh members to go to the Prime Minister's Office website and lodge their protest....

Seniority for promotion from UDCs of CSCS to Assistant Grade of CSS-2009

Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from UDCs of CSCS to Assistant
The undersigned is directed to say that on the basis of the vacancy position intimated by CSI Division, it has been decided by the competent authority to prescribe the range of seniority for the Select List of Assistant of CSS for the Years 2009 (Seniority Quota). Grade of CSS~ Select List for the years 2009 »regarding
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NPS instead of EPS : Disadvantages

The finance ministry is working towards shutting down the EPS as it feels the guaranteed benefits of the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) are untenable. It wants to a shift the EPS to the new National Pension System (NPS). It has asked the Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) to shut EPS ...
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CAT and High Court : Government staff can't avoid transfers

CAT as well as the Madras high court rules that Government employees can't avoid transfers. The ruling states that "a government servant holding a transferable post has no vested right to remain posted at a particular place"....

LTC tickets to be booked only through Balmer Lawrie Company, Ashoka travels and IRCTC

Attention is invited on the subjected bringing out the provisions that ESIC has no separate LTC rules therefore CCS (LTC) Rules are applicable to ESIC in toto but with the only exceptionapproved that employees of ...
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Rajya Sabha Q&A : Policy for Welfare of Families of Martyrs

The Government formulates various policies / programmes for the welfare of the families of martyrs and disabled soldiers and Ex-Servicemen which are also applicable to War Widows / dependents, from time to time. These include ...
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National convention of Trade Unions, CG and State Employees - Resolution

A massive National convention of all Central Trade Unions, Central and State Government Employees & Teachers Federations and Public Sector employees Unions etc was held at Mavlankar Hall New Delhi on 6th August 2013. The convention was addressed...
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EPS - NPS merger would need amendment of law

Any move to merge the Employees Pension Scheme with the New Pension Scheme would require amendment of the Employees Provident Fund Act, which may not happen at least before the elections, according to trade unions and employers organisation....

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Lok Sabha Q&A : Employees’ Pension Scheme : Pension to Retired Employees Covered Under PF Scheme

The Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 came into effect from 16th November, 1995 replacing the erstwhile Employees Family Pension Scheme, 1971, which inter-alia provides superannuation/retirement and family pension. ...

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Confederations calls for protest against PFRDA bill when taken up in parliament

As you are aware, Central Government is going ahead with their agenda on pension privatization. The controversial PFRDA Bill (Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill) is listed as an agenda item for the current Parliament session. The bill may be taken up for discussion in Parliament on any day. Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers has opposed...

EPFO disagrees with finance ministry’s proposal for EPS - NPS merger

The Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) says it disagrees with finance ministry’s proposal to encourage its subscribers to shift to New Pension System saying it does not provide better returns than its Employees Pension Scheme-1995....

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Deadline over, what if, if you have not filed your IT return?

The due date for filing income tax returns for financial year 2012-13 (FY13) was August 5. (IT filing returns deadline extended by 5 days to August 5)  It was extended by five days because of the increase in the number of e-filing returns that caused a sudden increase in the load of the income-tax portal. What happens if you have not filed your tax return even by the extended date? ...
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Now (during election season) BJP supports demand for 7th Pay Commission and DA merger

The election season is one where any group can expect benefits of one or other sorts from the government. The ruling party will be rolling out sops while the opposition make their voice heard via their demands. It is no exception for the community of nearly 50 lakh Central government employees and pensioners....

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Proposal to hike retirement age to 62 at Cabinet. Announcement expected at PM's August 15 address

It is to be be noted that there were lot of reports and denials regarding the topic being reported. StaffCorner.com is not responsible for the authenticity of the article. Its based on the media reports.A proposal to increase the retirement age of government employees from 60 to 62 years came to the Cabinet on Thursday but a decision was deferred. The government might make the announcement in the ....

Seventh Pay Commission & Pending promotions of over 3 lakh employees : NIFR in run-up to meeting on strike

A two-day meeting of the All India Working Committee of the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen will be held from August 7. The working committee will decide on the date for taking a secret ballot vote to go on strike. The employees are protesting against delays in appointing the Seventh Pay Commission and promotions of over 3 lakh employees, among other issues.A large number of railway emplo....

High Court praises Durga for her Brave stand against illegal mining

The Allahabad High Court today praised Ms Napgal for her "brave" campaign against illegal mining, but said it could not intervene in her suspension because the petition it heard had been moved by an activist and not the IAS officer....
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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Examination Fee can be reimbursed under Children Education Allowance

it has been agreed to allow reimbursement of 'examination fee' as part of reimbursable items as indicated in para 1(e) of O.M. dated 2nd September, 2008, with effect from the current academic year, subject to the fulfillment of other existing conditions....
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Review of Forms for Pensionary/retirement benefits; Suggestions invited

Suggestions are invited from all concerned, including pensioners and pensioners' associations for making these Forms simple, user-friendly and compatible with the amended provisions of the Rules....
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PG docs to Get Rs. 1 lakh salary for posting in remote areas

In order to attract talented doctors for service at smaller places particularly in tribal- dominated areas, National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) has decided to offer a post graduate doctor on a consolidated salary of Rs. 1 lakh if he/she agrees ...
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