Sunday, 23 November 2014

Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to the Central Government Pensioners residing in areas not covered under CGHS.

Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) enhanced from Rs. 300/0 p.m. to Rs. 500/- per month w.e.f. 19/11/2014.

To view DoPT OM dated 19/11/2014, please CLICK HERE.

May raise tax exemption limit further: Arun Jaitley

NEW DELHI: Finance minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said that he does not favour burdening the salaried and middle-class with more taxes but would go after the evaders in widening the net.
In fact, he would encourage more money being put in the pockets of tax payers that will lead to spending and collection of more indirect taxes.
"This widening of the tax base. What does it mean? I pay the same indirect tax as my attendant. Our volume of consumption may be different. So everybody is paying indirect taxes.
"And literally almost half your taxes are indirect taxes today. He pays excise, he pays customs duty, he pays service tax. Now as far as income tax is concerned, to bring those who evade tax is widening the tax net, I am all for it," the minister said in an interaction with PTI journalists at PTI headquarters.
He was replying to a question on whether his budget would look at widening the tax base to maximise revenue.
Jaitley, who will be presenting his first full fledged budget in February, said that in his last budget he had increased the tax exemption limit from Rs 2 lakh to Rs 2.5 lakh and would even raise it further if he had more money.
"After all what are we talking about Rs 2.5 lakh today means, taking all the deductions which we have given, somebody up to Rs 3.5-4 lakh does not have to pay tax. So we have reached the situation broadly.
"One earning Rs 35,000-40,000 per month, if the person puts some money for savings, (he) won't have to pay tax. But people falling in this bracket say that they don't save anything with salary of Rs 35,000-40,000 (with) the present cost of living, the transport cost, the fees of children and so on," Jaitley said.
Therefore, the minister said, he was against reducing the exemptions to widen the tax net. "Then that's not my approach," he added.
"So I am quite willing, if I had my way and I had more money in my pocket, I would like to expand. But today the revenue position is challenging. Last time I gave several concessions, which were actually beyond my means.
"But it's all fine to bring those who evade tax under the tax net. But to bring this vulnerable section into the tax net, that can't be the policy today. In fact if you put additional money in their pockets and allow them to spend, then I collect correspondingly more indirect taxes so I will rather encourage more economic activity."
On black money within the country, he said: "It is huge quantity and more easily traceable. Because you go to real estate, you go to land, you go to mining, you go to jewellery, you go to luxury goods, you will find the domestic (black money). You go to educational institutions, you will find it there. Therefore to trace out the buyers and the recipients is also easy."

Source : TOI

Saturday, 22 November 2014


மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் மகா சம்மேளனத்தின் போராட்டம் மாபெரும் வெற்றி !

அண்ணா சாலை தபால் அலுவலக வாயிலில் ஆயிரக்கணக்கில்  திரண்ட மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர்கள் !

தலையா ? கடல் அலையா ? என்று எண்ணும் வண்ணம் ஊழியர் கூட்டம் !

30 ஆண்டுகளுக்குப் பிறகு மிகப் பெரிய மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் போராட்டம் 
இது என  தலைவர்கள் மகிழ்ச்சி !

வரலாறு படைத்தது  இந்த தார்ணா  போராட்டம் !

தமிழகம் அனைத்து மாநிலங்களுக்கும் 
ஓர் எடுத்துக்காட்டு !
முன்னோடி மாநிலமாகத் திகழ்வது தமிழ்நாடு !
மாபொதுச் செயலாளர் பெருமிதம் !

மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் மகா சம்மேளனம் தமிழ்மாநிலக் குழுவின் சார்பில் கடந்த 18.11.2014 அன்று  சென்னை தபால் துறை தலைவர் (O/O CPMG, TN ) அலுவலக வாயிலில் மாபெரும் தார்ணா  போராட்டம்  நடைபெற்றது. மகா சம்மேளனத்தின் மூன்றாவது கட்ட போராட்டம் இது. 12 அம்சக் கோரிக்கைகளை  வலியுறுத்தி நாடு தழுவிய  அளவில் அனைத்து மாநிலத் தலைநகரங்களிலும் இந்தப் போராட்டம்  நடைபெற்றது. அதன் ஒரு பகுதியாக  சென்னையிலும் இந்தப் போராட்டம் நடைபெற்றது. 

1.1.2014 முதல் ஊதியக்குழுவின் பலன்களை அனைத்து மத்திய அரசு , GDS  மற்றும் ஓய்வூதியர்களுக்கும் அளிக்க வேண்டும், இடைக்கால நிவாரணம் அளிக்க வேண்டும்,  பஞ்சப்படியை அடிப்படை ஊதியத்துடன் இணைக்க வேண்டும் , தபால் துறையில் பணிபுரியும்  265000 GDS  ஊழியர்களையும் ஊதியக்குழு வரம்புக்குள் கொண்டுவர வேண்டும், புதிய பென்ஷன் திட்டம் ரத்து செய்யப் படவேண்டும், கருணை அடிப்படையில் வழங்கப்படும் வேலை வாய்ப்புகள் எந்தவித நிபந்தனையும் இன்றி  முழுமையாக வழங்கப் பட வேண்டும், அனைத்து காலிப் பணியிடங்களையும் உடன் நிரப்பிட வேண்டும் , CASUAL ,MAZDOOR CONTINGENT , PART  TIME  ஊழியர்களுக்கு 1.1.2006 முதல் ஆறாவது ஊதியக் குழுவின் அடிப்படையில் உயர் ஊதியம் வழங்கிட வேண்டும் , அவர்களை பணி  நிரந்தரம் செய்திட வேண்டும் என்பது உள்ளிட்ட கோரிக்கைகளுக்காக நடத்தப்படும் போராட்டம் இது.

இந்த  தார்ணா போராட்டத்திற்கு  மகா சம்மேளனத்தின் மாநிலத் தலைவர் தோழர். J . இராமமூர்த்தி அவர்கள் தலைமை தாங்கினார். மாநிலப் பொருளாளர்  தோழர் S . சுந்தரமூர்த்தி அவர்கள் அனைவரையும் வரவேற்றார். 

இந்த போராட்டத்தை வாழ்த்தியும் விளக்கியும் மகா சம்மேளனத்தின் மா பொதுச் செயலாளர் தோழர். M . கிருஷ்ணன் அவர்கள் நீண்ட உரையாற்றினார் . அடுத்த கட்டமாக எதிர்வரும் 11.12.2014 அன்று டெல்லியில் நடைபெற உள்ள ரயில்வே , பாதுகாப்புத்துறை உள்ளிட்ட அனைத்து மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் சங்கங்களின்  JCM  NATIONAL COUNCIL  தலைவர்கள் அடங்கிய கூட்டத்தில் கோரிக்கைகளை வலியுறுத்தி ஒரு காலவரையற்ற  வேலை நிறுத்தம் அறிவிக்க முடிவெடுக்கப்படும் என்று கூறினார். 

தொடர்ந்து தமிழ் மாநில மகா சம்மேளனத்தின் பொதுச் செயலாளர் தோழர். M . துரைபாண்டியன் அவர்கள் கோரிக்கைகளை விளக்கிப் பேசினார். அவரைத் தொடர்ந்து தமிழ்நாடு  அரசு ஊழியர் சங்கத்தின் பொதுச் செயலாளர்  தோழர். பாலசுப்ரமணியன், அஞ்சல் மூன்றின் முன்னாள் பொதுச் செயலாளர் தோழர். K .V .ஸ்ரீதரன் ஆகியோர் வாழ்த்திப் பேசினார். கூட்டத்தில் அனைத்திந்திய அஞ்சல் RMS  ஓய்வூதியர் சங்கத்தின் பொதுச் செயலாளர் தோழர். K . ராகவேந்திரன் அவர்களும் கலந்துகொண்டார்.  சாஸ்திரி பவன் மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் சங்கங்களின் கன்வீனர் தோழர். சாம்ராஜ் அவர்கள் நன்றி உரையுடன்  தாரணா போராட்டம் இனிதே நிறைவுற்றது.

போராட்டத்தில் ஆயிரக்கணக்கில்  அஞ்சல் , RMS , வருமான வரித்துறை, AG  அலுவலகம், சாஸ்திரி பவன் மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் சங்கங்கள் , ராஜாஜி பவன் மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் சங்கங்கள் , கல்பாக்கம் அணுமின் நிலைய ஊழியர் சங்கங்கள், CGHS  ஊழியர் சங்கங்கள் , GOVT FORMS & PRINTING  பகுதி ஊழியர் சங்கங்கள்,  மத்திய கலால்  மற்றும் சுங்க வரித்துறை ஊழியர் சங்கங்கள் , புள்ளியியல் துறை  உள்ளிட்ட  அனைத்து மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் சங்கங்களின்  தோழர்கள்  கலந்துகொண்டனர். அண்ணா சாலை தலைமை அலுவலக , CPMG  அலுவலக வளாகம் நிரம்பி வழிந்தது இதுவே முதல் முறையாகும். 

இந்தப்  போராட்டத்தில் கலந்துகொண்ட அனைத்து  தலைவர்களுக்கும் , தோழர், தோழியர்களுக்கும், கோட்ட/ கிளைச் செயலர்களுக்கும்   தமிழ் மாநில  மத்திய அரசு ஊழியர் மகா சம்மேளனத்தின் சார்பில்  நெஞ்சார்ந்த 
நன்றியைத் தெரிவித்துக் கொள்கிறோம். கோரிக்கைகளை  வென்றெ டுக்க  அடுத்த கட்ட போராட்டத்திற்கு நாம் தயாராவோம் !

தார்ணா  போராட்டத்தில் எடுக்கப்பட்ட  சில புகைப்படங்களை கீழே பார்க்கலாம் :-

Thursday, 20 November 2014



1.Amount Invested doubles in 100 months ( 8years 4 months)
2.Available in denominations of Rs 1,000, 5000, 10,000 and Rs 50,000.
3.Minimum deposit Rs 1000/- and no maximum limit.
4.Certificate can be purchased by an adult for himself or on behalf of a minor or by two adults.
5.KVP can be purchased from any Departmental Post office. This facility will also be extended shortly to the designated branches of commercial Banks.
6.Facility of nomination is available.
7.Certificate can be transferred from one person to another and from one post office to another.
8.Certificate can be en-cashed after 2 1/2 years from the date of issue.

2 and half years but less than 3 years
3  years but less than 3 and half years
3 and half years but less than 4 years
4  years but less than 4 and half years
4 and half years but less than 5 years
5  years but less than 5 and half years
5 and half years but less than 6 years
6  years but less than 6 and half years
6 and half years but less than 7 years
7  years but less than 7 and half years
7 and half years but less than 8 years
8  years but before maturity of the Certificate
On maturity of Certificate 
8 Years 4 month  = 100 months


Wednesday, 5 November 2014

Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Block-IV, Old JNU Campus,
New Delhi, November 3rd 2014

Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique Identification) number in Service Book of Government servants -
The undersigned is directed to invite attention to the provisions of the Supplementary Rules which relate to maintaining records of service of a Government employee. As per provisions of SR 199 every step in a Government servants’ official life must be recorded in his Service Book and each entry attested by the Head Of Office. As per SR 202, Heads of Offices are to obtain the signatures of the Government servants in token of their having inspected their Service Books annually. Further Rule 32 of the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 provides for issuing a communication on completion of 18 years of service, as part of preparatory work for sanctioning pensionary benefits. The Service Books at present contains details of bio data, posting details, qualifying service, security details, HBA, CGHS, CGEGIS, LTC, etc.

2. It has been decided to include the respective Aadhaar numbers also of all Government servants in their Service Books. The e-Service Book format already provides fields forAadhaar number of the Government servant.

3. All Ministries / Departments of the Government of India are requested to ensure that the Service Books of all employees have an entry  of  the employees’  Aadhaar number. Theattached and subordinate offices under their control may also be suitably instructed for compliance,
(Mukul Ratra)

Flood of letters to PM makes postal officials roll up sleeves

 NEW DELHI: Call it a growing desire among citizens to directly connect with the PM, the postal department has witnessed a phenomenal upsurge in letters addressed to the country's highest office in the past few months.
While the PMO used to receive anywhere between 5,000 and 10,000 letters per month during Manmonhan Singh's tenure, the figure has been 1-2 lakh every month since July, barely two months after Narendra Modi took over as the , said officials. From the pathetic condition of a school to suggestions to generate power from alternative and renewable sources, people seem to be writing to Modi on everything under the sun.
While this could be an indicator of Modi's popularity among the masses, the sudden increase in the volume of letters has had the post office at Nirman Bhawan, which deals with the PMO letters, on its toes. This has prompted the officials, who were accustomed to dealing with just one fourth of these numbers, to increase the staff strength at the PMO dak unit and upgrade infrastructure. The team led by post master general Vishwamurti and the senior superintendent (central division) Binti Chaudhry had also put in place a better delivery system.
According to an official, letters are first diverted to two beats, which are dedicated to the PMO, where they undergo a security scan. Subsequently, these are segregated on the basis of mode of post such as speed post, ordinary post etc. "We make the entries in our computers and then send the letters to the PMO latest by 11pm each day," the official said.
A team of around 50 officials is at work at the Nirman Bhawan post office for the disposal of the letters marked for the PMO.
The letters, once read by the PMO officials, are sent to various departments located in Shashtri Bhawan, Rail Bhawan etc depending on the nature of complaints. The ones that require to be read by the PM are brought to his notice.
Officials recall how they were taken aback when they received over a lakh letters in July. "On an average, the daks used to be around 5,000-10,000. But in July and August, we had received around 1.26 lakh. The number shot up to around 2.7 lakh in September during Modi's birthday and the Kashmir floods," an official said.
"The postal department used to receive around 100 e-Money Orders daily, which were sent as donations to the PM's relief fund, in the aftermath of the floods in J&K. Apart from birthday wishes sent through lakhs of letters, the post office received 3,000 "e-Post messages" on the PM's birthday, another official said.
The trend, officials say, is unprecedented at a time when internet and e-mail have touched every nook and corner of the country. They say this will not only help revive the practice of writing letters, but also give a new lease life to the long-dormant postal department.

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Commemorative Postage Stamp on Liver Transplantation in India released at Delhi on 4th November 2014.

The Department of Posts released a commemorative postage stamp on Liver Transplantation in India on 4th November 2014 on the occasion of 15 years of Liver Transplantation in India. The commemorative postage stamp was released by Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of Communications & IT in a function held at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi. Shri S. K. Sinha Member Postal Services Board and Dr. Pratap C. Reddy Chairman Apollo Hospital Group were present in the function. 
The only definite treatment for liver failure is a liver transplantation. During a liver transplant, the diseased liver is removed and replaced with a healthy one. The first successful Liver Transplantation was performed on a child in 1967. Since then, there has been tremendous progress in the complicated process of liver transplantation, which in 1983 was confirmed to be a valid procedure in cases of end stage liver disease (ESLD), in a consensus by the National Institutes of Health. The first successful liver transplantation in India was performed at Indraprastha Apollo Hospital, New Delhi on 15th November, 1998 and since then around 4,500 such transplants has been done in the country.
The liver performs various functions that are essential for the well being of the body. Two types of liver transplant are possible: living donor transplant and cadaveric transplant. In living donor transplant, a portion of the liver is removed from a healthy person and placed into the patient. Since the liver has the capacity to regenerate, both the donor and the recipient liver portions grow to a normal size in a few weeks. In a cadaveric transplant the donor is a brain dead person.
Note : All IPs/ASPs are once again requested to open at least one philatelic deposit account (PDA) at philatelic bureau to get all kind of commemorative postage stamps and stationary items at door step at free of cost of department.

Introduction of Mandatory Induction Training for Probation clearance - regarding.

 The Dopt order says, during the period probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions to pass examinations and tests as Government may deem fit as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.
No. 28020/I/2010-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 30th october 2014
Subject: Introduction of mandatory Induction Training for Probation clearance-regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 21 July, 2014 wherein consolidated instructions on Probation/ Confirmation in Central Services were issued for ready reference to all concerned. As per extant instructions during the period probation, or any extension thereof, candidates may be required by Government to undergo such courses of training and instructions to pass examinations and tests as Government may deem fit as a condition to satisfactory completion of the probation.

2. It has been decided that in all cases of direct recruitment there should be a mandatory induction training of atleast two weeks duration. Successful completion of the training may be made a pre-requisite for completion of probation. The syllabus for the training may be prescribed by the Cadre authorities and the Training Division of DOPT can be consulted, if required.
3. The recruitment rules for all posts, wherever such a provision does not already exist, may be amended to provide for such mandatory training. Till such time as the Recruitment Rides are amended, a clause on the above lines may be included in the offer of appointment.
Director (Establishment)