Friday, 22 June 2018

Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classe

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Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation-I) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated June 8, 2018


The Chief Secretaries of all States / Union Territories

Subject:- Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classes - Revision of Income Criteria and determining equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, etc. with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria - regarding

Madam/ Sir,

I am directed to invite attention to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt,(SCT) dated 08.09.1993 which, inter-alia provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the ‘creamy layer’ and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes.

2. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 lakh, Rs. 4.5 lakh Rs. 6 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh vide this Department’s O.M. No. 36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 09.03.2004, O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 14.10.2008, O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 27.05.2013 and CM. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res) dated 13.09.2017, respectively.

3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the status of equivalence and revision of income criteria, in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Financial Institutions with posts in Government. In this regard, copies of the following Office Memorandums issued by Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Financial Services and this Department are enclosed for ready reference:

i) O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 13.09.2017 of this Department regarding revision of income criteria;

ii) O.M. No. DPE-GM-/0020/2014-GM-FTS-1740 dated 25.10.2017 of the Department of Public Enterprises on establishing equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria; and

iii) O.M. No. 19/4/2017-Welfare dated 06.12.2017 of the Department of Financial Services on establishing equivalence of posts in respect of Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, Public Sector Insurance Companies.

4. It is requested to please bring the contents of the above mentioned O.M.s/ instructions to the notice of all concerned for information / compliance.

Yours faithfully,
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telefax - 23092110

Copy to:
1. All the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India
2. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
3. Department of Public Enterprises, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
4. Department of Financial Services, Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi
5. National Commission for Backward Classes, Trikoot-1, Bhikaji Cama Place, R. K. Puram, New Delhi
6. Hindi Section for providing a translation
7. Guard File


Teachers of Government schools can now directly apply for National Teachers’ Award – Shri Prakash Javadekar

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Teachers of Government schools can now directly apply for National Teachers’ Award – Shri Prakash Javadekar
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Teachers of Government schools can now directly apply for National Teachers’ Award – Shri Prakash Javadekar
20 JUN 2018
Teachers of Government schools can now send their entries directly for National Award for Teachers. Announcing this, Union Minister for Human Resource Development Shri Prakash Javadekar said that this is a new initiative, as earlier entries were selected by the State Government. He said that Government Teachers themselves can apply for National Award for Teachers. In the new system, Government teachers/heads of schools can nominate themselves online. Three teachers will be selected from every district; likewise upto 6 teachers will be selected from every state. An independent jury at national level will select 50 outstanding teachers/ heads of schools for the National award for Teachers. Teachers can also upload the videos of their work done.
Shri Javadekar said National jury will select the best teachers for the National Award on the basis of their innovations and revolutionary changes in education system and style of teachings. The purpose of National Award to the Teachers is to celebrate the unique contribution of some of the finest teachers in the country and to honor those teachers, who through their commitment have not only improved the quality of school education but also enriched the lives of their students.
All teachers working in Government and Government aided schools of States/ UTs, Central Govt. Schools i.e. Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs), Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs), Central Schools for Tibetans (CTSA), Sainik Schools run by Ministry of Defence (MoD), Schools run by Atomic Energy Education Society (AEES) and schools affiliated to C.B.S.E. and C.I.S.C.E. are eligible to apply for National Award for Teachers.
Source : PIB

CPAO : Minutes of the Meeting – Review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision

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CPAO/IT &Tech/Master data/14 (Vol-III)/2017-18/196
Minutes of the Meeting
Kindly find enclosed the Minutes of the Meeting held on 31st January, 2018 at 3:00 PM at Conference Hall of Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) with all Heads of CPPCs/ Government Business Divisions to review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision under the Chairmanship of Controller of Accounts for information and further necessary action
End:- As above
(Subhash Chandra)
(Controller of Accounts)
1. Heads of CPPCs & Heads of Govt. Business Divisions of all  Authorised Banks.
2. General Managers of Government Business Divisions of all Authorised Banks.
3. Ms. Anjali Goyal, Principal Executive Director (Accounts), Ministry of Railways, Room No.423-H, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001.
4. Shri Kanwaldeep Singh, Jt. CGDA (Pen), Office of Controller General of Defence Accounts, Ministry of Defence, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt – 110010.
5. Shri Amit Yadav, JS (Adorn), Department of Telecommunications, Room No. 315, Sanchar Bhawan, 20, Ashoka Road, New Delhi-110 001.
6. Shri Manish Sinha, (IMF), Department or Posts, Dak Bhawan, New Delhi –  110001.

Minutes of the Meeting held on 31st January,2018 with Heads of CPPCs/Government Business Divisions to review the implementation of 7th CPC pension revision
A Meeting was held on 31st January, 2018 under the chairmanship of Controller of Accounts with all the representatives of pension disbursing banks to discuss the timely payment of revised pension and arrears under 7th CPC and pension related issues. At the outset, Controller of Accounts welcomed all the participants and emphasized on the need of timely payment of revised pension and arrears in the accounts of the pensioners by the banks. After that agenda items of the meeting were discussed in detail and following decisions were taken.
List of participants is attached at Annexure.
1. Payment of revised pension under 7th CPC by banks: –
Banks were requested to make the payment of revised pension and arrears to the pensioners within one week from the receipt of revised authority from the CPAO to avoid any financial hardship to pensioners. Almost all the banks reported that as on 30.01.2018 in most of the pension authorities received in the banks action has been taken and revised pension has been credited to the bank accounts of the pensioners along with arrears. All the banks were advised to process the revision authorities at least thrice in a month so as to avoid pendency at bank level. Controller of Accounts advised the banks that arrear payment should be made with the regular payment of pension or earlier. Sr.TD (NIC) reiterated the requirement of acknowledgement confirming the receipt of e-Revision Authorities from CPAO for reconciliation.
(Action: Banks)
2. Reporting of payment of revised pension arrears to CPAO by Banks: –
All the banks were advised to flag the payment of revised pension and arrears under 7th CPC in through the e-Scrolls so that monitoring of payment of revised pension may be ensured at CPAO.
(Action: Banks)
3. Master Data Reconciliation: –
Reconciliation of pensioners Master Data of banks with that of CPAO is a must for the payment of correct pension to the pensioners. Cases of excess/less payment of pension occur due to errors in the banks’ database which need to be rectified by way of regular reconciliation with CPAO. Status of master data reconciliation was reviewed in the meeting and it was observed that twelve banks have not submitted their master data since last 2 years to CPAO for reconciliation. These banks were requested to submit the updated master data within 15 days and other banks on quarterly basis to CPAO.
(Action: Banks)
4. Issues related with e-Revision of pension and e-PPO for fresh pension :
It was observed in the meeting that many banks had confusion regarding e-Revision Authority and e-PPO (PPO Booklet).Their doubts were cleared by the Controller of accounts and difference between the two was clarified that presently online digitally signed e-Revision Authorities are being sent to the banks in the revision cases, In fresh pension cases, PPO booklets are sent manually in paper form to the banks. However, banks were informed that development for sending the electronic PPO Booklet online to the banks is underway is likely to he implemented from 1st April, 2018. To facilitate the banks in making necessary changes in their pension processing software, format of electronic PPO Booklet was shared by the CPAO with them and the same is also available on CPAOs website for ready reference. Banks were advised to download the same and make necessary provisions in their software to implement the e-PPO in fresh pension cases. In case of any doubt, they were requested to contact Sr. TI) (NIC), CPAO.
(Action: NIC-CPAO/Banks)
5. Compliance of Internet Audit observations on 7th CPC revisions :
Status of pending internal Audit Paras was discussed in the meeting Sr. Accounts Officer, Internal audit Wing informed that more than 1500 audit Paras arc pending for settlement for want of compliance report from the banks. It was noticed that Dena Bank and Central Bank of India have not yet submitted the compliance reports to CPAO. Some banks reported that they have submitted their compliance report on 24th or 25th January, 2018 by e-mail which needs to he confirmed by Internal Audit Wing. None the less, these banks and others also were advised to send the physical copies of compliance reports to CPAO at the earliest so that pendency can be settled.
(Action: Internal Audit/ Banks)
Cases of deducting the TDs at the fag end of the year which have been cause of the financial hardship to the pensioners were also discussed and all banks were advised to deduct the TDS from each payment. All banks requested to take a considerable view of the recovery of excess/overpayment to be made by banks from the pensioners.

Year of Disabled Soldiers In Line of Duty

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Year of Disabled Soldiers In Line of Duty
Ministry of Defence

Year of Disabled Soldiers In Line of Duty

To honour soldiers who have been disabled in line of duty, while serving the Nation and to celebrate the undying spirit of ‘Soldiering’, Indian Army is observing the year 2018 as the ‘Year of Disabled Soldiers in Line of Duty’. The primary focus is towards alleviating the sufferings of these soldiers, who have done their duty with utmost dedication to the Nation and have been disabled for the life.

The endeavour this year is to provide a onetime financial assistance to disabled soldiers who have been boarded out from service on medical grounds and are rendered non-employable due to their medical or physical conditions.

Indian Army recognizes the inherent stress and strain on such soldiers & their dependents and has well established rehabilitation programmes and beneficiary schemes but these require to be reinforced. The Government is considering proposal of major grant to establish a separate fund which can be further enhanced by contributions from individuals, establishments and corporate sector thus facilitating meaningful initiatives for disabled soldiers. 

Indian Army plans to create awareness on organizational support available to soldiers and their dependents with respect to medical, rehabilitation, various beneficiary schemes of Central and State Governments, vocational opportunities and assistance for their placement. Indian Army also plans to showcase talent of disabled soldiers by organizing sports and physical activities, cultural events and their art exhibitions. These disabled soldiers have inspiring deeds behind them, hence, it is planned to felicitate them along with selected organizations which dedicate in their rehabilitation.

Management of disabled soldiers is an onerous responsibility. Indian Army plans to galvanise due support for the unemployable disabled soldier, his wife and his family with initial financial support to ensure a life of dignity through partially-funded entrepreneurship venture.

Source: PIB

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