Monday, December 31, 2012

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Promotions, Transfers & Postings in SAG cadre of IPoS  to view original order please click here 
AIAIPASP Karnataka heartily welcomes to Ms Veena Srinivas and wish them all success in the new assignment. 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Bimonthly meeting with DPS(HQ) & DPS(M&SP), Bangalore will be held shortly......

      MeMMembers are requested to convey their points for discussion with above officers to CS over phone or email. The last date for submission of agenda is 28.12.2012.
Bimonthly meeting with PMG SK Region Bangalore scheduled on 10.01.2013
     Members are requested to send their points for discussion with PMG SK Bangalore to CS over phone or email immediately. The last date fixed for submission of agenda is 26.12.2012. 

  • Sachin walks off after owning every ODI record

 Arguably the greatest batsman in modern day cricket, Sachin Tendulkar walks into ODI sunset after re-writing just about every batting record worth owning, including those of most runs and most centuries.

The batting great has amassed 18426 runs from 463 ODIs at an average of 44.83. He was just one short of completing a staggering half-century of hundreds in the 50-over format, when he announced his retirement from this form of the game.
Set up 7th Pay Commission – Basic pay should be increased by at least 50% in the next pay commission... - AIRF
‘Set up VIIth Pay Commission’
VISAKHAPATNAM: The central government should set up the seventh pay commission and pump in Rs 50,000 crore over the next five years to revive the ailing railways. This was among the 38 demands put forth by the All India Railwaymen’s Federation (AIRF). AIRF also demanded that over 2.5 lakh posts under various categories in Indian Railways be filled up.
Addressing a conference here on Tuesday, ahead of the 88th annual general conference of AIRF, general secretary Shiva Gopal Mishra said the basic pay should be increased by at least 50% in the next pay commission. He slammed the Union finance ministry for delaying the funds being granted to the railways and said several demands were accepted by the railway board, but have been kept pending by the finance ministry. Mishra warned that if the government fails to adhere to the demands of the railway men, then they would resort to a strike.
East Coast Railway Shramik Union general secretary Ch Gandhi said AIRF wanted sanction of additional posts commensurate with increase in number of trains and workload, removal of anomalies of sixth central pay commission, a stop to outsourcing of perennial nature jobs, limiting of duty hours to a maximum of seven hours a day and increase in rate of special duty allowance by 25 %.
Source :

Saturday, December 22, 2012

DPC for the promotion to PSS Gr "B" cadre.....updates

DPC for the promotion to PSS Gr. B cadre is now said to be convened on 27th December, 2012.  

source: CHQ blog


Leave Travel Concession is one of the topics in which Central Government Employees are mainly interested. Though this topic is not complex as such, many questions and doubts would arise regarding the admissibility of LTC in many practical situations.  Of Course a written law cannot cover all the situations. So, Government is issuing clarifications on LTC from time to time.  Covering the original orders and those subsequently issued clarifications by DOPT, some time back we had   published a compilation of frequently asked questions relating to Leave Travel Concession (LTC) applicable to Central Government Employees. Now DOPT has come up with a compilation of Frequently Asked Questions on LTC (Leave Travel Concession) same mentioned below.

Question 1 : How are the claims of LTC be adjusted in case of delayed submission?
Answer:        Where advance has been drawn, the claim for reimbursement shall be submitted within one month of the completion of the return journey.
Where no advance has been drawn, the expenditure incurred shall be submitted within three months of the completion of the return journey.
Administrative Ministry / Department concerned can admit the claims in relaxation of the provisions subject to the following time limits without reference to DOPT:
(a)       Where no advance is taken, LTC bill submitted within a period not exceeding six months; and
(b)       Where advance has been drawn, claim for reimbursement submitted within a period of three months after the completion of return journey (provided the Govt. servant refunds the entire advance within 45 days after completion of the return journey. Rule 14 of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 read with O.M.No.31011/5/2007-Estt.A dated 27.09.2012.

Question 2 : Can a Government. Servant visit NER or J&K on more than one occasion on conversion of Home town under the relaxation allowed for LTC visits to NER / J&K?
Answer:        Government Servant who has availed the benefit of Home Town conversion to NER / J&K i one block (say 2006-09) can again visit NER / J&K in the new / next block (say 2010-2013) subject to availability of LTC in a particular block so long as the relaxation is in force.
1. O.M No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 02.05.2008
2. O.M No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 23.04.2010
3. O.M No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18.06.2010

Question 3 : Can a Government Employee avail of air travel to NER / J&Kin case of All India LTC if his hometown and the Head Quarters are at the same place?
Answer:        Both NER and J&K scheme of LTC allow relaxation for air travel on All India LTC to all categories of employees to the extent specified in the DOP&T’s O.M.No 310311/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 02.05.2008 and DOP&T’s O.M 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18.06.2010 even if the Hometown and the Headquarters are same.

Question 4 :  Whether Government Servant who has already availed one Home Town LTC in the current block can avail LTC to visit NER?
Answer:        Yes, he can avail it against All India LTC.

Question 5 :  Can a Government Servant avail the benefit of visiting NER /J&K twice in a particular block of 4 years?
Answer:        Yes, a Government Servant can visit NER / J&K by conversion of his home town and also by availing LTC subject to validity period of the Scheme and fulfilling of other conditions

Question 6 :   Can a fresh recruit avail the benefit of Home Town conversion to NER / J&K against one of the three occasions of Home Town available to him in each block.
Answer:  Any fresh Government Servant can also avail the benefit of Home Town conversion NER ? J&K against one of the three occasions of Home Town available to him in each block.

Question 7 :   Can fresh recruit avail of conversion of home town to visit NER / J&K under the relaxation allowed for visiting NER / J&K?
Answer:        Any Government employee can avail of the relaxation for visiting NER / J&K and convert one home town LTC for such visit in a block of 4 years as long as the relaxations continue.
1. O.M.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 02.05.2008
2. O.M.No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18.06.2010

Question 8 :   Can a fresh recruit Government servant avail of All India LTC anytime during the 4 year block?
Answer:        It can be availed only in the 4th occasion of the block and not at random.

Question 9 :  Whether carry over of LTC is allowed to fresh recruits?
Answer:        Carryover of LTC is not allowed to fresh recruits as they are eligible for every year LTC for the first 8 years of service.

Question 10 :  Who is a fresh recruit entitled for LTC every year?
Answer:        A person who has joined service for the first time is treated as a fresh recruit for the first eight years.   O.M.No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A) dated 23.09.2008

Question 11 : How the LTC entitlements of fresh recruits are regulated in the first eight years?
Answer:        On completion of one year, the fresh recruit can be allowed 3 Hme Town LTC and 1 All India LTC in each block of Four Years in the first 8 years.
O.M.No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.(A) dated 23.09.2008

Question 12 :  Whether Dependent parents of fresh recruits can avail LTC for the journey form Hometown to Headquarters and back?
Answer:        No, the dependent parents of fresh recruits can not avail LTC for the journey from Hometown to Headquarters and back.

Question 13 :  Whether claims for reimbursement can be allowed for road journeys by bus / taxi or other vehicle operated by private operators?
Answer:        LTC Rules do not permit reimbursement for journey by a private car(owned/borrowed/hired) or a bus/van or other vehicle owned by private operators. LTC facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by Govt. or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Govt. or a local body. Rule 12(2) of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 read with
DOPT’s O.M.No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.A dated 23.09.2008

Question 14 :  Whether air fare of children whose full fare is charged by airlines is reimbursed?
Answer:        If full fare has been charged by the airlines and paid by the Government servant, the same will be reimbursed.

Question 15 :  Can a Government servant use the service of travel agents for LTC purpose?
Answer:        Yes. but it should be limited to M/s Balmer Lawrie and Company and M/s Ashok Travels and tours.

Question 16 :  What is the definition of family for LTC?
Answer:        For LTC purpose family consists of
(i) Spouse of the Government Servant and two surviving unmarried children or Step children.
(ii) Married daughters, who have been divorced, abandoned or separated from their husbands and widowed daughters residing with wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant.
(iii) Parents and / or step parents residing with and wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant.
(iv) Unmarried minor brothers as well as unmarried, divorced, abandoned separated from their husbands and widowed sisters residing with and wholly dependent on the Government Servant provided their parents are either not alive and are themselves wholly dependent on the Government Servant.
Rule 4 of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 read with
O.M.No: 31011/4/2008 – Estt.(A) dated 23.09.2008

Question 17 :  What are the dependency criteria?
Answer:  A member of family whose income from all sources, including pension, temporary increase in pension does not exeed Rs.3500 from 01.09.2008 and Dearness relief thereon is deemed to be wholly dependent on the Government Servant.

Question 18 : Can parents / children residing at other places avail LTC to visit the Government Servant at Headquarters and go back?
Answer:   No, reimbursement of LTC claims being restricted to the entitlement for journey between Headquarters and place of visit, the amount reimbursable in such cases is Nil

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Revision of rates of damages for unauthorised occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation

Government of India 
Ministry of Urban Development 
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi-110 108
No. 18011/2/2006-Pol.-III
DECEMBER   06, 2012 

Subject: Revision of rates of damages for unauthorised occupation of General Pool Residential Accommodation.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Directorate O.M No. 18011/2/2002 Pol-III dated 25th November 2011 on the above subject and to say that the it has been decided to make revision of the rates of damages recovered from unauthorised occupants of General Pool accommodation a regular exercise as a multiple of normal rate of licence fee as given in the Annexure to this OM. Henceforth, the rate of damages/market rent will automatically get revised as and when the rate of normal licence fee under FR-45-A is revised. In addition to this, garden charges as applicable will also be recovered.

2. These rates will be effective from lst January 2013 and will also be in force till next revision of rate of normal licence fee.

3. In respect of other departmental pools of accommodation in Delhi/other stations, the rates of damages prescribed for General Pool accommodation wherever such accommodation exists, have to be adopted by various other Ministries/Departments. Similar rates of damages are to be worked out by the CPWD for other sations where General Pool Accommodation is available and the rates so assessed are to be adopted for recovery of damages not only in respect of General Pool residential accommodation at that station but also in respect of departmental pool accommodation in all stations. In stations, where there are no General Pool Residential Accommodation, the Ministry or Department have to get suitable unit rates worked out by the CPWD/local PWD.

Type of
Revised Rate
All metropolitan
cities except
Type-I to Type- IV
Rs. 175 per sq meter per month
55 Times of normal 
Licence Fee
45 Times of normal
 Licence Fee
Type-IV(Spl) and above
 hostel accomodation
Rs. 235 per sq meter per. month '
65 Times of normal Licence Fee
55 Times of normal Licence Fee
(Hyderabad Estate, Belvedere and Pedder Road)
Type-V Type- VI and Hostel
Rs. 750 per sq meter per month
120 Times of
 normal licence fee ,
Rest of Mumbai
Type-I to Type- V including Hostel ,
Rs. 230 per sq per meter per month
65 Times of normal Licence Fee
55 Times of normal Licence Fee

(S.K. Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Government warns of action against striking staff

The Centre has issued a warning of disciplinary action to dissuade its 13 lakh-odd employees from participating in the strike called by the confederation of central government employees on Wednesday. 

All departments have been asked to take disciplinary action against babus who skip work for the strike apart from deducting their wages for the day. 

The personnel ministry has even sought a list of all employees who don't turn up for work on December 12. Departments are usually given about 15 days to inform the Centre about babus that participated in a strike, but this time the list of absentees has been sought by the same evening. 

The government was informed of the strike by the confederation in November, citing 15 unmet demands such as scrapping the new pension scheme, setting up the Seventh Pay Commission and revival of negotiations between the government and its workers through the Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM).

Source:-The Times of India

Filing of CAT case at Ernakulam on Grade pay

        Close liaison is being maintained with our Advocate at Ernakulam regarding filing of a fresh OA before the CAT on the grade pay issue. The first installment of Rs 30,000/- has been handed over to the Counsel. The draft of the OA is under preparation and we expect to get the draft within  two weeks time. After the same is vetted, OA will be filed. We expect to bring up the OA before the Bench immediately after Christmas vacation. Copy of the Vakalath is being send to both Permanand & GS for signing and early return. A copy of the resolution passed by the Association assigning the GS to file the case on behalf of the Assn. is also required and the same is also being obtained from the CHQ. 

Source: Kerala blog

Bonus ceiling Rs 3500/- to GDS

GDS employees will get bonus ceiling at par with departmental staff. Bonus ceiling Rs. 3500/- to GDS  file cleared by MOF. 2.7 lakh GDS staff will be benefited.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Appointment of 2 postal officers to the post of Joint Secretary, to see information note of DOPT order dated 22.11.2012 click here. AIAIPASP Karnataka wishes all the best to the officers in the new assignment

CHQ NEWS:Azenda for holding periodical meeting with Secretary(Posts)