Monday, 27 July 2015

பாரத ரத்னா டாக்டர் A P J அப்துல் கலாம் மறைவிற்கு இரங்கல்


முன்னாள்  குடியரசு தலைவர் பாரத ரத்னா டாக்டர்  A P J  அப்துல் கலாம் அவர்கள் மேகாலயாவில் சற்று முன் மாரடைப்பால் காலமானார்கள் . அவர்களது மறைவிற்கு ஆழ்ந்த இரங்கலை தெரிவித்து கொள்கிறோம் .


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Recommendation to increase the creamy layer from Rs. 6 lakh to Rs.10.5 lakhs has been sent to DoPT

Annual income criteria for OBC: Recommendation to increase the creamy layer from Rs. 6 lakh to Rs.10.5 lakhs.  
On the question asked in Rajya Sabha whether National Commission for OBC has recommended recently to increase the creamy layer from Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs. 10.5 lakhs the concerned ministry has replied that the recommendation of the National Commission for Backward Classes in this regard was received and the same has been sent to Department of Personnel & Training.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO  431                                                                           ANSWERED ON  23.07.2015

Annual income criteria for OBC
431  Shri Devender Goud T.
Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that the annual income criteria for creamy layer for OBCs has to be revised once in every three years;

(b) if so, whether income criteria has been revised only three times since 1993;

(c) the reasons for not complying with the statutory obligation with regard to income criteria for OBCs;

(d) whether National Commission for OBC has recommended recently to increase the creamy layer from Rs. 6 lakhs to Rs. 10.5 lakhs; and

(e) if so, action taken on the above recommendation so far?

ANSWER
   
MINISTER OF STATE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
(SHRI KISHAN PAL GURJAR)
(a) to (c): An Expert Committee set up in 1993 recommended for income criteria of Rs. 1 lakh per annum. The Expert Committee observed that since the Rupee value is bound to undergo change, the income criteria in terms of Rupees will accordingly stand modified with the change in value. The modification exercise may, normally speaking, be undertaken in every three years but if the situation demands, an interregnum may be less.
Keeping in view the recommendations of the Expert Committee, Government of India decided to constitute a Review Committee to consider the issue of modification of income criteria and circulated a Cabinet Note in March, 1999. The Cabinet approved constituting the Review Committee in its meeting on 27.11.2001. With the approval of the Hon’ble Prime Minister, the work relating to review the income criteria to exclude cream layer was entrusted to the National Commission for Backward Classes. The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) submitted its report in January, 2004. The income criteria were revised on 9.3.2004. Hence, there was no delay in effecting the first revision of income criteria. NCBC was requested to review in December, 2007 and they submitted their report in July, 2008. After inter-ministerial consultation and the approval of Cabinet, the second revision was effected in October, 2008. Again, in July 2011, NCBC was requested to review the same and they submitted a report in September, 2011. The Cabinet approved on 16.05.2013 the revision of income criteria from 4.5 lakhs to 6.00 lakhs and, accordingly the 3rd revision was effected w.e.f. 16.05.2013.
(d) & (e): The recommendation of the National Commission for Backward Classes in this regard was received and the same has been sent to Department of Personnel & Training.
Source: RajyaSabha.nic.in

Saturday, 25 July 2015

Incorporation of Aadhaar number in PPO Booklet – CPAO Orders

Preparation of list of Government servants due to retire along with their Aadhaar numbers and incorporation of Aadhaar number in PPO Booklet

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/Tech/Jeevan Pramaan/2015-16/515 to 662
10.7.2015
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Preparation of list of Government servants due to retire along with their Aadhaar numbers and incorporation of Aadhaar number in PPO Booklet.

1. As a part of Digital India initiatives, Digital Life Certification (DLC) of the pensioner has been made an option for submission of life certificate by the pensioner in the month of November each year. As the role of Aadhaar has become vital, a column for Aadhaar has already been provided in the Pension Payment Order booklet. Accordingly, all Heads of Offices have to ensure that wherever available same is provided to their Pay & Accounts Offices alongwith pension papers of the retiring government servants. In this regard, a provision has also been made in CAM-52 (PPO Booklet) by adding the following columns after existing column no.5.

6. Permanent Account Number for Income Tax (PAN)
7. Aadhaar No. (if Available)
8. Mobile No. (if Available)
9. E-Mail ID (if Available)

2. The seeding of Aadhaar with pensioners’ PPO number and their bank accounts is being closely monitored by Prime Minister Office. While this information is being regularly collected by CPAO from banks, the processing of fresh pension cases alongwith Aadhaar number is a very important requirement for expediting seeding of Aadhaar number by banks with PPO number & bank account and smooth implementation of submission of DLCs by pensioners in the month of November.

3. Further, attention is invited to Rule 56 of CCS (Pension) Rules which provides that:-
“(1) Every Head of Department shall have a list prepared every three months, that is, on the 1st January, 1st April, 1st July and 1st October each year, of all Government servants who are due to retire within the next twelve to fifteen months of that date.
(2) A copy of every such list shall be supplied to the Accounts Officer concerned not later than 31st January, 30th April, 31st July or 31st October, as the case may be, of that year.”

4. To avoid any delay in finalizing the pension cases all Heads of Offices should have first-hand information of the Aadhaar number while preparing the list of retiring government officials as per the provision of Rule 56 of CCS (Pension) Rules and should provide the same to the Accounts Officer concerned not later than 31st January, 30th April, 31st July or 31st October of that year.

5. In has been observed that during the month of June, 2015; out of 3101fresh PPOs (Pension Payment Orders), only in 220 cases Aadhaar numbers have been indicated. All Pr. CCAs/CCAs/ AGs are once again requested to ensure that all fresh PPOs are sent to CPAO with Aadhaar numbers wherever available and quarterly list of would be retirees as mentioned in para 3 & 4 above also mention Aadhaar numbers wherever available.

sd/-
(Subhash Chandra)
Controller of Accounts

Authority: www.cpao.nic.in

Friday, 24 July 2015

LSG Promotion in Tamilnadu Circle.

அன்பார்ந்த தோழர்களே
                           வணக்கம் நாம் நீண்ட காலமாக எதிர்பார்த்த LSG பதவி உயர்வுக்கான பூர்வாங்க பணிகள் மாநில அளவில்  ஆரம்பமாகி உள்ளன. அதற்கான APAR மற்றும் தகவல்கள் கோட்ட அலுவலகத்தில் இருந்து 31 ம் தேதிக்குள் அனுப்புமாறு கேட்டுக்கொள்ள பட்டுள்ளனர்.
அதற்கான சுமார் 1198 நபர்களுக்குக்கான Draft List  பட்டியல் மாநில நிர்வாகத்தால் அனுப்பப்பட்டுள்ளது. அதனை காண கிழே சொடுக்கவும்.
நமது கோட்டத்தில் சுமார் 16 நபர்கள் பெயர் Draft List ல் உள்ளது. அந்த பட்டியல் இதோ.



419
Tirunelveli
Vijaya.M.P
UR
01/03/1960
475
Tirunelveli
Subramanian.S
UR
22/05/1963
514
Tirunelveli
Kannan.N
UR
01/05/1962
535
Tirunelveli
Pappa.S
SC
29/05/1963
540
Tirunelveli
Meenachi Devi.B
UR
16/04/1962
575
Tirunelveli
Ponnammal.H
UR
12/04/1960
614
Tirunelveli
Saratha.S
ST
04/01/1963
735
Tirunelveli
Rajendran.S
SC
11/03/1960
747
Tirunelveli
Ramasubramanian.V
SC
17/05/1962
803
Tirunelveli
Balasubramanian.A
UR
29/06/1956
864
Tirunelveli
Sankaralingam.M
UR
03/05/1960
933
Tirunelveli
Krishnasamy.S
UR
17/12/1958
1097
Tirunelveli
Amuthal.C
SC
13/11/1962
1099
Tirunelveli
Sheik Madar.T.A.P
UR
22/03/1959
1104
Tirunelveli
Pitchiah.A
UR
10/01/1961
1159
Tirunelveli
Ayyakutty.S
UR
15/07/1956
 
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Bonus Issue – Report on detailed discussions and conclusions of 46th ILC

Bonus Issue – Report on detailed discussions and conclusions of 46th ILC 
Removal of Conditions on payment Ceiling eligibility Limits, Decisions to pay Minimum Bonus without linking to loss when the performance indicator satisfy grant of bonus- The major conclusions emanating from the discussions in the committee are as follows:
The Conference committee on amendment of Bonus Act – Removal of Conditions on Payment Ceiling, Eligibility Limits. Decisions to pay Minimum Bonus without linking to loss when the performance indicator satisfy grant of bonus constituted to discuss the Agenda item No. 3 of 46th session of the Indian Labour Conference met under the chairmanship of Captain Abhimanyu, Minister of Labour, Govt. of Haryana. Shri Om Prakash Mittal, General Secretary, Laghu Udyog Bharti (LUB) and Ms. Meenakshi Gupta and Mr. B.B. Mallick, Joint Secretary, MoLE respectively were the Vice-Cheirman and Member Secretary of the Committee. The Committee had the representation of all the stake-holders (Workers’ Group, Employers’ Group and State Government).

2. At the very outset, the chairman of the committee welcomed all the representatives. He observed that the issue of bonus has been pending for long.
He expressed the hope that all the partners would understand and appreciate the position of each other and give recommendations keeping in the view the larger national interest. The Vice-Chairman also welcomed all the Members. Thereafter, the Member Secretary introduced the subject. The agenda has following 3 issues:-
(i) Removal of calculation ceiling;
(ii) Removal of Eligibility Limit; and
(iii) Decisions to pay Minimum Bonus without Linking to loss when the performance indicator satisfy grant of bonus.
3. It was mentioned that last revision in the limits (Calculation Ceiling – Rs. 3500 and Eligibility Limit-RS. 10,000) was done in 2007 based on the recommendations of the 41st ILC.
4. The committee had very intense detailed discussions on all the aspects of the Agenda Item no. 3.
(i) The Trade Unions were of the view that all the ceilings under the payment of Bonus Act. 1965 i.e. eligibility ceiling, calculation ceiling and maximum percent of bonus payable need to be removed. They further expressed that they would like to reiterate the stand taken by them in the tripartite meeting held on 20 October, 2014.
(ii) The Employers, representatives were of the view that total removal of various ceilings may lead to spurt in industrial relation issues. They observed that while making any change in the payment of Bonus Act, 1965 productivity of the workers and paying capacity of the employers have to be taken into account. They further observed that they are not in favour of indexation of cost of living for the purpose of ceiling and bonus calculation. The term ‘Employee’ should be substituted by the term ‘workman’ as defined under the industrial disputes Act. The present system of prescribing limits both for eligibility and calculation should be retained.
(iii) The State Government representatives were of the view that minimum, limit of bonus (8.33%) may continue. Regarding limits with regard to calculation and payment ceiling it was stated that they had no comments to offer. They further observed that distinction between statutory bonus and productivity linked bonus is quite relevant in this regard.
(iv) The State Government representatives also suggested that the central Government may consider notifying the limits for eligibility of bonus and calculation of bonus through and administrative process based on tripartite mechanism rather then legislative process every time. Appropriate amendment to the payment of Bonus Act, 1965 may have to be carried out accordingly.
Labour laws Amendments proposed/ done by central or State Governments Conclusions of the committee are as follows:-
1. The committee reiterates historical role of tripartite mechanism functioning in the country before any enactment/ amendment of labour laws.
2. Any labour law amendments/ enactment should take into account three purpose namely:
(i) justifys and welfare of workers;
(ii) Sustainability of enterprises and job creation; and
(iii) Industrial peace.
3. The labour laws need to be relooked and updated in a time bound manner.
4. Committee recommends that the overall exercise of the labour law amendments should be discussed in the tripartite forum and the broad and specific proposals should also be discussed in tripartite meetings.
Recommendations of committee on “Employment and Employment Generation” of 46 the Indian Labour conference (ILC) are as follows:-
1. The committee noted that the recommendations of 43rd to 45th ILC on Employment & Employability need to be fully implemented.
2. Recognising the employment potential in micro and small industry, especially in rural areas, an effective single-window system be established to promoted agro-based and micro & small industries with facility like concessional finance etc. A system for centralized marketing of products manufactured by these industries can also be developed.
3. Enhance the outlays and threshold for public employment generation programmes in both rural and urban areas.
4. Fill up vacant posts in Central Government, State Governments and Public Sector Undertakings in a time bound manner.
5. Reiterate the necessity for publishing quarterly employment and unemployment data.
6. With Central and State Government moving to on-line systems for employment exchanges there is a need for capacity building of Employment Exchanges officers for their revised roles under National Career Service (NCS). Need for integration of Central and State IT initiatives to avoid duplication.
7. Utilization of idle capacity in Vocational and Educational Institutions and closed/ sick industry for demand responsive training.
8. Enhance and expand areas for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) with effective assessment.
9. Enhance number and improve quality of assessors for vocational training and consider including ITI faculty for assessments.
10. To identify labour-intensive industries and new areas where jobs can be created like renewable energy and reusable resources etc. and providing employment liked training.
11. Evolve strategies for increasing female workforce participation in both public and private employment.
Source: PIB News

Revenue receipts for Department of Posts up 25% to Rs 11,733 crore in 2014-15

NEW DELHI: Revenue receipts of the Department of Posts increased to Rs 11,733.13 crore in 2014-15, up 25 per cent from the end of March 2013, Parliament was informed today. The receipts stood at Rs 9,366.50 crore in the financial year 2012-13.

"Owing to the Department's consistent focus on quality improvement and increasing use of technology, the revenue receipts have steadily grown from Rs 9,366.50 crore in 2012-13 to Rs 11,733.13 crore in 2014-15," Minister of Communications and Information Technology Ravi Shankar Prasad said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha.

Speed post, which is the flagship express mail product of the department, has also shown increase in revenue from Rs 1,261.50 crore to Rs 1,473.39 crore in the same period, he added.

DoP handles more than 600 crore mail prices every year.

"Parcel revenue has increased 37 per cent from 2013-14 to 2014-15, owing to the infrastructure improvement for parcel handling and delivery as well as focus on quality of service delivery," he added.

In response to a separate query, Prasad said so far, 2,940 post offices have been modernised under Project Arrow.

"The Department has put in place a Programme Management Governance Structure, which plays a key role in monitoring the IT Modernisation project approved by the government," he said.

Prasad said the governance structure is four-tiered with an apex inter-ministerial steering committee to review, monitor and guide the progress of the project.