Thursday, 31 October 2019

AICPIN for the month of September 2019 – Labour Bureau Index Sep 2019 – CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES NEWS

AICPIN for the month of September 2019 – Labour Bureau Index Sep 2019 – CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES NEWS

Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for the month of September 2019

No. 5/1/2019-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA – 171004
DATED: 31st October, 2019
Press Release
Subject: Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2019
The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2019 increased by 2 points and pegged at 322 (three hundred and twenty two). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.63 per cent between August, 2019 and September, 2019 which was static between the same two months a year back.
The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.20 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Coconut Oil, Groundnut Oil, Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk Buffallo, Milk Cow, Pure Ghee, Chillies Dry, Garlic, Onion, Brinjal, Cauliflower, Peas, Potato, Radish, Coconut, Lemon, Sugar, Cooking Gas, Soft Coke, Under Garments, Medicine (Allopathic), Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Ginger, Cabbage, Carrot, French Bean, Green Coriander Leaves, Tomato, Apple, Hair Oil, Toilet Soap, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 6.98 per cent for September, 2019 as compared to 6.31 per cent for the previous month and 5:61 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 7.05 per cent against 5.10 per cent of the previous month and 0.00 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level Bokaro, Raniganj, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Agra observed the maximum increase of 8 points each followed by Jalandhar (7 points) and Godavarikhani (6 points). Among others, 5 points increase was observed in 3 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 6 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. On the contrary, Goa recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points followed by Chennai (3 points). Among others, 2 points decrease was observed in 2 centre and 1 point in 4 centres. Rest of the 14 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 31 centres are above All-India Index and 46 centres’ indices are below national average. The index of Ernakulam centre remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2019 will be released on Friday 29th November, 2019. The same will also be available on the office websites www.labourbureaunew.gov.in
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(AMRIT LAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

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Merger of identified Postmaster Grade POs with other POs consequent upon merger of Postmaster Cadre with General line

Merger of identified Postmaster Grade POs with other POs consequent upon merger of Postmaster Cadre with General line

Merger of identified Postmaster Grade POs with other POs consequent upon merger of Postmaster Cadre with General line


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Shri A.N. Nanda, Secretary (Posts) & Chairman, Postal Services Board and Ms. Meera Handa, Director General (Posts), are retired on 31.10.2019

Shri A.N. Nanda, Secretary (Posts) & Chairman, Postal Services Board and Ms. Meera Handa, Director General (Posts), are retired on 31.10.2019

Shri A.N. Nanda, Secretary (Posts) & Chairman, Postal Services Board and Ms. Meera Handa, Director General (Posts), are retired on 31.10.2019.


IPROA wishes the respected officers a happy retired life!


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No postponement of PS Group B exam coaching classes @ Madurai TN Circle

No postponement of PS Group B exam coaching classes @ Madurai TN Circle

NO POSTPONEMENT IN PS GROUP B EXAMINATION COACHING CLASSES AT MADURAI


1. Department of Post has announced the postponement of PS Group B examination vide Letter No. A-34012/10/2019-DE dated 31.10.2019 and intimated that the fresh examination date will be intimated shortly.

2. The General Secretary All India IP/ASP Association has requested the Department to postpone the PS Group B examination stating that all Inspecting Officers are engaged in the Inspection work in the fake end of the year 2019. Accordingly the PS examination has been postponed.

3. There is the possibility of conducting the PS Group B examination in the month of January 2020.

4. Hence there is no change in the dates of PS Group B examination coaching classes at Madurai  as detailed below:.
First session      from 03.11.2019 to 10.11.2019
Second Session from 17.11.2019 to 24.11.2019

5. There will be no further coaching class after the above two classes. The interested candidates are requested to attend the two coaching classes for PS Group B examination at Madurai. 

                           Best wishes
P.Karunanithy       Retired SPOs    (Cell No 9443329681)
M.Bakthavatsalam Retired SSPOs    (Cell No.6374660172)  
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Proposal from Circles to allow candidates facing disciplinary charges/punishment awarded to appear in the LDCE IP scheduled to be held on 16 & 17 November 2019, in provisional capacity.


Proposal from Circles to allow candidates facing disciplinary charges/punishment awarded to appear in the LDCE IP scheduled to be held on 16 & 17 November 2019, in provisional capacity.


Whomever applied for this year's IP Examination, shall download Admit Card by heading to this site. 
Admit Card will be available for download from 07.11.2019 onwards

User ID: Your IndiaPost E-mail ID
Password: given at the time of registration of IP Examination.
 


S.No
Activity
Date
1
Last date for Online Application
29.09.2019
2
Processing of Applications by Reporting Authority
upto 16.10.2019 5:30 PM
3
Correction in Application form(if necessary), by candidates
upto 17.10.2019 5:30 PM
3
Availability of Admit Cards
From 07.11.2019 onwards
4
Date of Examination
16.11.2019 & 17.11.2019





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LDCE PS Group "B" Examination 2019 Postponed

LDCE PS Group "B" Examination 2019 Postponed

              




















                   
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Procedure for OTP based Refund against cancelled or Waitlist (WL) ticket in IRCTC Train Ticket Booking

Procedure for OTP based Refund against cancelled or Waitlist (WL) ticket in IRCTC Train Ticket Booking

IRCTC Rail Ticket Booking – Facility of OTP based refund against cancelled or WL ticket
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
29-October-2019 16:41 IST
“OTP Based Refund against Cancelled Ticket or Fully Waitlisted Dropped Ticket Booked by IRCTC Authorised Agents”
Indian Railways introduces a new OTP based refund system for tickets booked through authorized railway ticketing agents. This is aimed to bring in a transparent and customer friendly refund system for reserved e-tickets which are cancelled or which are fully waitlisted dropped tickets. This new system will be implemented by Indian Railways PSU, Indian Railway Catering & Tourism Corporation Limited (IRCTC).
The OTP (One time Password) will be received as SMS on the registered mobile number of the passenger (provided by the customer/passenger to the agent at the time of booking). The customer/passenger will be required to share the OTP with the agent who booked the ticket, for getting the refund amount.
Through this user friendly facility, passenger will come to know about the exact refund amount received by agent on his behalf against cancelled ticket or fully waitlisted dropped ticket.
The objective of the scheme is to streamline the cancellation refund process further so that cancellation amount is refunded timely to the customer by the agents.
Customers are advised:
  1.     To provide correct mobile no. of one of the passengers to the IRCTC authorised agent at the time of booking reserved rail e-tickets.
  2.     To ensure that the agent records   his or her mobile no. correctly at the time of booking reserved rail e-tickets.
  3.     To note that only IRCTC authorised agents are permitted to book reserved rail e-tickets to the customer
  4.     And to note that OTP based refund for cancelled tickets or fully waitlisted dropped tickets, will be processed only if the ticket is booked through IRCTC authorised agents
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PFRDA permitted now Overseas Citizen of India to enroll in NPS at par with Non-Resident Indians

PFRDA permitted now Overseas Citizen of India to enroll in NPS at par with Non-Resident Indians

Ministry of Finance

PFRDA permitted now Overseas Citizen of India to enroll in NPS at par with Non-Resident Indians

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) has now permitted Overseas Citizen of India (OCI) to enroll in National Pension Scheme (NPS) at par with Non-Resident Indians vide Circular No: PFRDA/2019/19/PDES/3 dated 29th October 2019. The Government vide notification S.O. 3732(E) dated 17th October, 2019 on Foreign Exchange Management (Non-debt Instruments) Rules, 2019 of Dept. of Economic Affairs, has specified that an OCI may subscribe to the National Pension System governed and administered by PFRDA, provided such person is eligible to invest as per the provisions of the PFRDA Act and the annuity/accumulated saving will be repatriable, subject to FEMA guidelines.

Contributions made towards NPS are eligible for an additional tax deduction under section 80CCD(1B) upto Rs. 50,000 which is over and above the Rs 1,50,000 limit of deduction available under sec 80CCD(1). In the Union Budget 2019, the tax exemption limit for lumpsum withdrawal on exit/maturity from NPS has been increased from the present 40% to 60% under section 10(12A) of the IT Act and the remaining 40% of the corpus is already tax-exempt as it is mandatorily utilized for annuity purchase.

About PFRDA:
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) is the statutory Authority established by an enactment of the Parliament, to regulate, promote and ensure orderly growth of the National Pension System (NPS) and pension schemes to which this Act applies. NPS was initially notified for central government employees joining service on or after 1st Jan 2004 and subsequently adopted by almost all State Governments for its employees. NPS was extended to all citizens of Indian on voluntary basis from May 2009 and to corporates in December 2011 and to Non-Resident Indians in October 2015.

As on 26th October 2019, the total number of subscribers under NPS and Atal Pension Yojana has crossed 3.18 crores and the Asset under Management (AUM) has grown to Rs. 3,79,758 crores. More than 66 lakhs government employees have been enrolled under NPS and 19.2 lakhs subscribers have subscribed to NPS in the private sector with 6,812 entities registered as corporates.

PFRDA in its endeavor to promote and develop NPS has taken several initiatives towards increasing the pension coverage in the country. Now, any Indian citizen, resident or non-resident and OCIs are eligible to join NPS till the age of 65 years.
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Guidelines for settlement of claims for compensation on accidents applicable to Department of Posts

Guidelines for settlement of claims for compensation on accidents applicable to Department of Posts

Guidelines for settlement -of claims for compensation on accidents applicable to Department of posts and Public Sector Undertaking under control formulation of Budget head for incurring expenditure on compensation


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Retirement C/o Ms. Meera Handa,DGPosts,DoP and Sh. Ananta Narayan Nanda, Secretary(Posts)/Chairperson.on 31.10.2019

Retirement C/o Ms. Meera Handa,DGPosts,DoP and Sh. Ananta Narayan Nanda, Secretary(Posts)/Chairperson.on 31.10.2019

Retirement C/o Ms. Meera Handa,DGPosts,DoP and Sh. Ananta Narayan Nanda, Secretary(Posts)/Chairperson.



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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

NOT GIVING PREFERENCE TO CASUAL LABOURERS IN SELECTION TO GDS POSTS-REG

NOT GIVING PREFERENCE TO CASUAL LABOURERS IN SELECTION TO GDS POSTS-REG

No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts (GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg.
New Delhi-110m 001
Dated: 30.10.2019

Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on giving preference to Casual Labourers in selection to GDS posts-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to para 14.26 of GDS Committee on giving preference to Casual Labourers in selection to GDS posts. The Committee observed that, the scheme of employing casual labourers is not in vogue from 01.09.1993 onwards and those eligible among those who were selected before 01.09.1993 would have been selected to eligible posts by now. Department has earmarked 25o/o of vacancies for them for recruitment as Multi Tasking Staff in Post/Mail Offices as per Recruitment Ru1es. The committee is of the view that there is no necd to notify GDS vacancies to Casual Labourers as of now. Such a provision will indirectly pave the way for backdoor entry of ineligible candidates to GDS service. Department may examine this aspect.

2. The matter has been examined and following orders are issued:-

(i) As per the scheme for Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status and Regularisation, temporary status is granted to those Casual Labourers who were in employment as on 10.09.1993, subject to fulfillment of certain conditions. Such Casuai Labourers who complete 13 years of service are to be treated at par with temporary   MTS employees and are entitled to various benefits viz. leave, holidays, CGEGIS, GPF, Medical aid, LTC etc. and counting of temporary service after regularization for retirement benefits. Further, engagement of Casual Labourers is not permissible after the cutoff date.

(ii) There is already provision in the Recruitment Rules of MTS 2018 issued vide Directorate letter no.37-33/2009-SPB-I dated 27th August 2018 giving preference to Casual Labourers for regularization in service on seniority basis. Department has earmarke d. 25Yo of vacancies for Casual Labourer. If Casual Labourers are engaged as GDS, there may be a scenario wherein a Casual Labourer, who was about to get regularized as per the Recruitment Rules 2018 of Multi Tasking Staff, may not be considered for regularization as MTS.

 (iii) In view of the above, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that, GDS vacancies should not be notified for Casual Labourers from the date of issue of this OM. 

3. The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M

4. . Hindi version will follow
(SB Vyavahare)
 Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
 Tele No. 011-23096629

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Eligibility of applicants with disabilities to appear for inspector post in the LDCE

Eligibility of applicants with disabilities to appear for inspector post in the LDCE


No. 7-17/2008-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 18th October, 2019
To,
  1. All Chief Postmasters General / Postmasters General
  2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate / Parcel Directorate / PLI Directorate
  3. Director, RAKNPA I GM, CEPT I Directors of all PTCs
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, New Delhi
  5. All General Managers (Finance) / Directors Postal Accounts / DDAP
Subject: Eligibility of Person with Disabilities (PwD) candidates to appear in LDCE for Inspector Posts.
Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to above mentioned subject and to say that vide Department’s O.M. no. 12-10/2017-SCT dated 01st April, 2019, post of Inspector Posts has been identified suitable for Persons with following benchmark disabilities
Low Vision (LV,), Hard of hearing (HH), One Arm (OA), One Leg (OL), One Ann and One Leg (OAOL), Lep1·osy cured, Dwarfism, Acid attack victim. Multiple disabilities from amongst disabilities mentioned above.
Prior to identification of Inspector Posts suitable for PwD, such candidates were not allowed to appear in the LDCE for Inspector Posts. However, with identification of Inspector Posts suitable for PwDs, it has been decided to allow PwD candidates with identified disabilities to appear in LDCE for Inspector Posts. However, It may be noted that at present reservation is not available to PwD candidate for promotion to higher level posts.
This may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
Yours faithfully,
(Muthuraman C)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

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Consolidated Guidelines regarding MACPS

Consolidated Guidelines regarding MACPS

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019

CGHS Empanelled Hospitals Claim Unpaid Dues And Stop Providing Cashless Services To Beneficiaries

CGHS Empanelled Hospitals Claim Unpaid Dues And Stop Providing Cashless Services To Beneficiaries

CGHS Empanelled private hospitals stop providing cashless services to beneficiaries because of delays in payment of dues from the government.

A number of private hospitals empanelled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) are considering a move to stop providing cashless services to beneficiaries of the healthcare programme, citing frustration with delays in payment of dues from the government.

An association of hospitals plans to hold meetings next week across four cities to thrash out a consensus, going forward, on their participation in the scheme, even as one Delhi-based hospital has decided to entirely end its association with the scheme.

The Health Ministry, at the same time, is learnt to have sent a request for additional funds of over Rs 1,000 crore for CGHS in the next Budget. A majority of these funds are expected to be used “towards payment of hospital bills and procurement of medicines”, senior Health Ministry officials close to the development told The Indian Express. Delhi-based Pushpawati Singhania Hospital and Research Institute (PSRI) said it will no longer be on the CGHS panel starting October 26.
The scheme promises comprehensive medical care to nearly 35 lakh central government employees and pensioners. Pensioners, ex- and sitting Members of Parliament, freedom fighters and employees serving at CGHS, Directorate General of Health Services and the Health Ministry are entitled to cashless services at empanelled providers.
Pensioners and their dependents account for around 11 lakh of registered beneficiaries, said government sources. It is not clear how many beneficiaries fall under the other categories eligible for cashless services. The government might be mulling a revamp of the scheme and has reportedly sought suggestions from beneficiaries and stakeholders on this until November 30.
Private hospitals currently servicing patients under the scheme argue that operations are becoming unsustainable.
“CGHS has been defaulting on payments to us, and they have not revised the rates, so hospitals will be meeting next week (October 29) … in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune and Ahmedabad. They will take a decision on whether they want to continue with the scheme, whether they want to withdraw from it completely or if they want to only stop providing cashless services under the scheme,” said Girdhar Gyani, director general, Association of Healthcare Providers (India).
“The main issue is the government has entered into agreements with hospitals which it has not followed, and this surmounting of arrears puts hospitals in a financial unviability. In the process, the people who are beneficiaries are treated by hospitals as second or third grade citizens, because they don’t like them to come as payments for treating them do not come on time,” he added. AHPI represents hundreds of private hospitals across India, including Apollo, which withdrew its participation in the scheme in Delhi several years ago, as well as Max and Fortis, which still have hospitals empanelled under CGHS.
It is unclear whether hospitals in Delhi, which has the most beneficiaries, will also be holding a similar meeting, but some have said unpaid dues are making it difficult to treat CGHS patients.
“We told CGHS that we are unable to service the requirements of patients … because there are huge payments outstanding. ECHS is still better (in terms of payment) this year, but unpaid CGHS dues have been growing,” Max Healthcare chairman Abhay Soi told The Indian Express.
Senior Health Ministry officials told The Indian Express on condition of anonymity that the ministry has not received such representations from the group, but that payments of dues to empanelled providers have already been stepped up. There are also no plans to revise the 2014 CGHS rates, as they are already “reasonable,” they said.
“There is a gap between the submission of bills and the release of payments and, sometimes, this gap increases. But it is not like the dues are going unpaid,” said one of the officials, adding that around Rs 1,400 crore was released towards payment of dues at the beginning of this financial year.
“We have increased manpower so that bills are paid at a higher rate,” said another official, adding, “If CGHS system rates are so poor, why is there such a huge demand (from healthcare providers) to get empanelled?”
AHPI in July sent a letter to Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman saying reimbursements to hospitals was a major concern, as none of the payments for the services offered under CGHS had been made to them within the time stipulated in their agreement.
Queries sent to the finance ministry about the pending dues under CGHS remained unanswered by press time Saturday.
According to Gyani, AHPI members are yet to recover a total of over Rs 400 crore from the government for cashless services provided to CGHS beneficiaries.
A 2017 Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare report on demands for grants observed that funds allocated to the government under CGHS were under-utilised and that several hospitals had de-empanelled themselves mainly due to non-settlement of dues. “The Committee is of the view that the de-empanelment of some very good CGHS approved hospitals is a major cause of concern and inconvenience to the CGHS patients.”
The government has allocated Rs 1,350 crore for CGHS in the Union Budget for 2019-20, Rs 30.45 crore higher from Rs 1,319.55 crore allocated in 2018-19. In 2017-18, the government’s allocation for the CGHS scheme had stood at Rs 1,182.43 crore.
Source: indianexpress
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Beneficiaries Above 75 Years Were Allowed Health Check-Up At CGHS Empanelled Hospitals

Beneficiaries Above 75 Years Were Allowed Health Check-Up At CGHS Empanelled Hospitals

In case of an emergency, beneficiaries are not required to seek permission from CGHS centres. But in case of a non-emergency situation, endorsement must be taken from the CGHS centre.

New Delhi: Beneficiaries of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) aged 75 years and more were recently allowed to undergo annual health check-up at CGHS empanelled hospitals. Worth mentioning here is that the government has set up CGHS centres across the country to provide basic medical services. If required these CGHS centres can refer a medical case to government hospitals or even to private hospitals depending on the treatment required.

In case of an emergency, beneficiaries are not required to seek permission from CGHS centres. But in case of a non-emergency situation, endorsement must be taken from the CGHS centre.

According to the recent CGHS circular, beneficiaries aged 75 years and above need to take permission from the chief medical officer (CMO) in charge of the CGHS wellness centre before undergoing health check-up.

The CGHS beneficiary can also avail the check-up from a private hospital empanelled under CGHS as per CGHS rate list and will also get the cashless facility for the treatments.

Elderly CGHS beneficiaries (aged 75 years and above) are also allowed to seek consultations from Specialists without any endorsement from the CGHS centres. The beneficiary is also permitted to consult up to 3 Specialists if required in a single visit to the hospital. If the specialist recommends any test in an emergency situation then that can be undertaken without the endorsement by CGHS. They can, therefore, now undergo treatment or investigations without any prior CGHS referral letter.

However, permission will be required only for any unlisted treatment procedure or tests in non-emergency conditions.

Referral rules for OPD consultations
CGHS OPD rules say beneficiaries are nor required to avail referral to avail OPD consultation from specialists in any Government Hospital. In the case of OPD consultation from Specialists in any of the CGHS empanelled hospitals, beneficiaries in all CGHS Cities below the age of 75 years need a referral from the Medical Officer or CMO in-charge of the medical centre. The referral shall be valid for three consultations in the same hospital within 30 days.
Beneficiaries aged above 75 years are required to shoe their CGHS card to avail the OPD facilities at the empanelled CGHS hospitals without any referral from the medical officer. If any investigations or procedures are advised and required in an emergency, no additional permission or endorsement is required from the CGHS in-charge.
Source: timesnownews
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DOPT – Notification regarding RTI Rules 2019

DOPT – Notification regarding RTI Rules 2019

Notification regarding RTI Rules 2019

DoPT - Notification regarding RTI Rules 2019

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 24th October, 2019
G.S.R. 810(E).– In exercise of the powers conferred by clauses (ca) and (cb) of sub-section (2) of section 27 of Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely:-
CHAPTER I
PRELIMINARY
Short title and commencement.- (1) These rules may be called The Right to Information (Term of Office, Salaries, Allowances and Other Terms and Conditions of Service of Chief Information Commissioner,
Information Commissioners in the Central Information Commission, State Chief Information Commissioner and State Information Commissioners in the State Information Commission) Rules, 2019.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

CHAPTER II
2. Definitions.- (1) In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, –
(a) “Act” means the Right to Information Act, 2005 (22 of 2005);
(b) “Central Information Commission” shall have the same meaning assigned to it under clause (b) of section 2 of the Act ;
(c) “Chief Information Commissioner” and “Information Commissioner” shall have the same meaning assigned to it under clause (d) of section 2 of the Act;
(d) “State Chief Information Commissioner” and “State Information Commissioner” shall have the same meaning assigned to it under clause (l) of section 2 of the Act;
(e) “State Information Commission” shall have the same meaning assigned to it under clause (k) of section 2 of the Act.
(2) The words and expressions used and not defined under these rules, but defined in the Act shall have the same meaning as respectively assigned to them in the Act.
CHAPTER III
TERM OF OFFICE, SALARIES, ALLOWANCES AND OTHER TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SERVICE OF THE CHIEF INFORMATION COMMISSIONER AND INFORMATION COMMISSIONER IN THE CENTRAL INFORMATION COMMISSION
3. Term of office.- The Chief Information Commissioner, or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall hold office for a period of three years from the date on which he enters upon his office.
4. Retirement from parent service on appointment.- The Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, who on the date of his appointment to the Commission, was in the service of the Central or a State Government, shall be deemed to have retired from such service with effect from the date of his appointment as Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner in the Central Information Commission.
5. Pay.- (1) The Chief Information Commissioner shall receive a pay of Rs. 2,50,000 (Rupees two lakh and fifty thousand)(fixed) per mensem.
(2) An Information Commissioner shall receive a pay of Rs. 2,25,000 (Rupees two lakh and twenty five thousand) (fixed) per mensem.
(3) In case the Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, at the time of his appointment is, in receipt of any pension, the pay of such Chief Information Commissioner or
Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall be reduced by the amount of that pension including any portion of pension which was commuted and pension equivalent of other forms of retirement benefits
excluding pension equivalent of retirement gratuity;
(4) In case the Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, at the time of his appointment, is in receipt of retirement benefits in respect of any previous service rendered in
Corporation established by or under any Central Act or State Act or a Government company owned or controlled by the Central Government or the State Government, his pay in respect of the service as the Chief
Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall be reduced by the amount of pension equivalent to the retirement benefits.
6. Dearness Allowance. – The Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall be entitled to draw dearness allowance at the rate admissible to an officer holding a post
carrying the same pay in the Central Government, as revised from time to time.
7. Leave.- (1) The Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall be entitled to rights of leave as per admissibility to an officer holding a post carrying the same pay in the
Central Government, as revised from time to time.
(2) In case the Chief Information Commissioner, the competent authority to sanction the leave shall be the President of India and in case of the Information Commissioners, the Chief Information Commissioner shall
be the competent authority.
8. Cash Payment in lieu of unutilised Earned Leave.- The Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall be entitled to encashment of fifty per cent. of earned leave to his credit at the time of completion of tenure:
Provided that for a Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner, as the case may be, who had retired from the service of the Central or a State Government prior to appointment as a Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioner, as the case may be, the aggregate period for which the encashment of unutilised earned leave shall be entitled shall be subject to a maximum period as per admissibility to an officer holding a post carrying the same pay in the Central Government or the State Government, as the case may be, as revised from time to time.
9. Medical Facilities.- The Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall be entitled to medical treatment and Hospital facilities as provided in the Central Government Health Scheme and at places where the Central Government Health Scheme is not in operation, the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioner shall be entitled to medical facilities as provided in the Central Service (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944.
10. Accommodation.- (1) The Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall be eligible subject to availability, to the use of official residence from the general pool accommodation of the type as admissible to an officer holding a post carrying the same pay in the Central Government on the payment of the license fee at the rates prescribed by Central Government from time to time.
(2) Where Chief Information Commissioner or an Information Commissioner is not provided with or does not avail himself of the general pool accommodation referred to in sub-rule (1), he may be paid House Rent Allowance at the rate admissible to an officer holding a post carrying the same pay in the Central Government.
11. Leave Travel Concession, Travelling Allowance, Daily Allowance.- The Chief Information Commissioner or Information Commissioners, as the case may be, shall be entitled to leave travel concession, travelling allowance and daily allowance as admissible to an officer holding a post carrying the same pay in the Central Government as far as may be, apply to the Chief Information Commissioner and Information Commissioner, as the case may be.
Source: DoPT
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Shri Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde to be the next Chief Justice of India

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry Of Law & Justice
29 OCT 2019 2:26PM by PIB Delhi
Shri Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde to be the next Chief Justice of India
The President has appointed Shri Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde, Judge of the Supreme Court as the next Chief Justice of India with effect from November 18, 2019.
Shri Justice Sharad Arvind Bobde has been a Judge of the Supreme Court since April 12, 2013. Earlier he served as the Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court for about six months since October 16, 2012. He has also been an Additional Judge of the Bombay High Court from March 29, 2000 and a Permanent Judge from March 28, 2002.
Shri Justice Bobde, born on April 24, 1956, was enrolled as an Advocate on September 13, 1978. He started his practice at the High Court Bench at Nagpur and the District Court at Nagpur and occasionally at the High Court at Bombay and the Supreme Court of India in civil, constitutional, labour, company, election and taxation matters. He specialized in constitutional, administrative, company, environmental and election laws.
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Removal of arbitrary ceiling on Compassionate Appointments-Reg : DoPT.

Removal of arbitrary ceiling on Compassionate Appointments-Reg : DoPT.

Removal of arbitrary ceiling on Compassionate Appointments-Reg : DoPT.
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Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Govt.Employees who have availed LTC - 80 and traveled by air by purchasing ticket from authorities other than authorized agents.

Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Govt.Employees who have availed LTC - 80 and traveled by air by purchasing ticket from authorities other than authorized agents.

Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Govt.Employees who have availed LTC - 80 and traveled by air by purchasing ticket from authorities other than authorized agents.

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