Wednesday, 16 January 2019

Recruitment of GDS / Casual Labourer to the Post of MTS - Department of Posts

Recruitment of GDS / Casual Labourer to the Post of MTS - Department of Posts

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Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionery benefits .Regarding

Grant of (notional) annual increment due on 1st July or 1st January after superannuation for calculating pensionery benefits .Regarding 


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Income limit for Creamy Layer – PIB

Income limit for Creamy Layer – PIB
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
08-January-2019
Income limit for Creamy Layer
The erstwhile Ministry of Welfare had constituted the Expert Committee and on its basis Department of Personnel and Training has issued Office Memorandum Vide No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 9th March, 2004 on the subject “Revision of Income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)”. In the Office Memorandum dated 08th September 1993, and for the category VI of the Schedule, the following explanations were also mentioned:-
i. Income from salaries or agricultural land shall not be clubbed;
ii.The income criteria in terms of rupee will be modified taking into account the change in its value every three years. If the situation, however, so demands, the interregnum may be less.
In para 27 of the Report, the Expert Committee of 1993 had observed the following:
“In addition to the above, we have to say that the income/wealth test governs categories IV, VB and VC as stated earlier. For the remaining categories, namely I, II, III and VA, specific criteria have been laid down; however, if in these categories, any person, who is not disentitled to benefit of reservation, has income from other sources or wealth, which will bring him within the criterion under Item No.VI, then he shall be disentitled to reservation, in case his income-without clubbing his income from salaries or agricultural land – or his wealth is in excess or cut-off points prescribed under the income/wealth criteria.”
From the reading of para-27 of the Expert Committee Report, it is clear that the Explanation (i) given below to Category VI of Schedule to OM dated 08.09.1993, that income from salaries or agricultural land shall not be clubbed would be applicable only in respect of category VI(b). Hence as per provision of O.M. dated 08.09.1993, the salary of the parents of the candidates, who are working in PSUs, PSBs etc., was taken into account for determining their Creamy Layer status, till such time the equivalence vis-à-vis Government posts is established.
The erstwhile National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) in 2011 had recommended Rs. 9 lakh for Rural and Rs. 12 lakh for Urban for income limit for creamy layer.
In the year of 2015, the erstwhile National Commission for Backward Classes had recommended Rs. 15 lakh for income limit for Creamy layer.
The Cabinet in 2004 had decided to follow the Consumer Price Index (CPI) principle which has been adopted and not the formula recommended by NCBC.
This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.
Source: PIB
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National Pension System MOF Letter

National Pension System MOF Letter

D.O. No.8/5/2018-PR
Arun Jaitley
Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs
India
Dated the 03 January, 2019
Dear Shri Nitin Gadkari
This has reference to your D.O. letter dated 28.10.2018 regarding the National PensionSystem (NPS).
2. I would like to apprise you that due to fiscal stress on account of old defined benefit pension system, the Government of India made a conscious move to shift from the old pension scheme to a defined contribution pension scheme now renamed as the National Pension System (NPS). NPS was made applicable for all new entrants who joined Central Government service on or after 01.2004, except the Armed Forces. Subsequently, all State Governments excluding West Bengal have also switched to NPS for their employees.
3. NPS is being administered and regulated by Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority (PFRDA) in a professional manner. The investments of the accumulated corpus are made in a balanced proportion between equities, government securities and corporate bonds so as to reduce risk or spread risk whilst ensuring optimal returns. Three partial withdrawals, not exceeding 25% of the contribution made by the subscriber are also allowed under NPS for specific
4. The Union Cabinet has recently approved various proposals for streamlining NPS for Central Government employees which inter alia include enhancement of the Government’s contribution from the existing 10% to 14% of the employee’s pay + DA while keeping the employee’s contribution at the existing 10%, providing freedom of choice for selection of Pension Funds and pattern of investment to subscribers, payment of compensation for non-deposit or delayed deposit of NPS contributions during 2004-2012, providing tax deduction to the contribution made under Tier-II of NPS under Section 80 C for deduction up to Rs.1.50 lakh provided that there is a lock-in period of 3 years and increase in the tax exemption limit for lump sum withdrawal on exit from the existing 40% to 60% making the entire withdrawal exempt from income tax.
5. NPS is expected to provide old age income security to subscribers besides providing capital for the social and economic development of the economy.
With regards,
Yours sincerely,
(Arun Jaitley)
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Appointing 4 Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission

Appointing 4 Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission

F.NO. 4/16/2018-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 4th January, 2019
Subject: Appointment of Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission.
Under the Right to Information Act 2005, the Government of India has constituted the Central Information Commission which is located in New Delhi. The powers and functions of the Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission are as per the RTI Act, 2005.
2. It is proposed to appoint four Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission.
3. The Act provides that the Information Commissioner: –
(i) shall be a person of eminence in public life with wide knowledge and experience in law, science and technology, social service, management, journalism, mass-media or administration and governance.
(ii) shall not be a Member of Parliament or Member of the Legislature of any State or Union Territory, as the case may be, or hold any other office of profit or connected with any political party or carrying on any business or pursuing any profession. It is clarified that cessation/termination of holding of office of profit, pursuing any profession or carrying any business is a condition precedent to the appointment of a person as Information Commissioner.
4. Persons who have attained the age of 65 years shall not be eligible for appointment.
5. The salary, allowances and other terms and conditions of service of the Information Commissioner shall be as may be specified at the time of appointment of the selected candidate.
6. Persons fulfilling the criteria and interested for appointment to the post of Information Commissioner may send their particulars in the enclosed proforma only, by post, to Under Secretary (RTI), Department of Personnel and Training, North Block, New Delhi or through e-mail to usrti-dopt@nic.in so as to reach latest upto 25th January, 2019. Persons, who are serving under the State/Central Government or any other Organization, should send their particulars through proper channel (administrative Ministry/Department/State/UTs) only before the due date.
(Sanjay Kumar)
Under Secretary (RTI)
Tel. 23092759

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Engagement of retired Government employees as consultant in Chief PMG’s secretariat, Kerala Circle

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Sovereign Gold Bond is opened from 14.01.2019 to 18.01.2019 [SGB]

Sovereign Gold Bond is opened from 14.01.2019 to 18.01.2019 [SGB]

Thirteenth Tranche of Sovereign Gold Bond is opened from 14.01.2019 to 18.01.2019 and Issue Price of this Tranche has been fixed at Rs.3214/-
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