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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

SBI PO 2018 Preliminary Exam Results out

The State Bank of India (SBI) has published the Results of SBI PO 2018 Preliminary (Phase I) Online Exam. The bank has conducted Online Examination for the recruitment of Probationary Officers during  1st, 7th & 8th July 2018. Now it has come out with the list of Registration Numbers of Candidates who are shortlisted for Phase II (Mains Examination). The Phase II (Mains Examination) will be held on 4th August 2018. The call letters for the same will be available from 20th July 2018.

Result: Click Here

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Retirement Benefits for Central Govt Employees


Retirement Benefits for Central Govt Employees
Pension: The minimum eligibility period for receipt of pension is 10 years. A Central Government servant retiring in accordance with the Pension Rules is entitled to receive pension on completion of at least 10 years of qualifying service.
In the case of Family Pension the widow is eligible to receive family pension on death of her spouse after completion of one year of continuous service or even before completion of one year if the Government servant had been examined by the appropriate Medical Authority and declared fit for Government service.
W.e.f 1.1.2006, Pension is calculated with reference to emoluments (i.e.last basic pay) or average emoluments (i.e. average of the basic pay drawn during the last 10 months of the service) whichever is more beneficial. The amount of pension is 50% of the emoluments or average emoluments whichever is beneficial. 
Minimum pension presently is Rs. 9000 per month. Maximum limit on pension is 50% of the highest pay in the Government of India (presently Rs. 1,25,000) per month. Pension is payable up to and including the date of death.
Commutation of Pension: A Central Government servant has an option to commute a portion of pension, not exceeding 40% of it, into a lump sum payment. No medical examination is required if the option is exercised within one year of retirement. If the option is exercised after expiry of one year, he/she will have to under-go medical examination by the specified competent authority.
Lump sum payable is calculated with reference to the Commutation Table.  The monthly pension will stand reduced by the portion commuted and the commuted portion will be restored on the expiry of 15 years from the date of receipt of the commuted value of pension. Dearness Relief, however, will continue to be calculated on the basis of the original pension (i.e. without reduction of commuted portion).
The formula for arriving for commuted value of Pension (CVP) is CVP = 40 % (X) Commutation factor* (X)12
* The commutation factor will be with reference to age next birthday on the date on which commutation becomes absolute as per the New Table annexed to the CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981.
Death/Retirement Gratuity
Retirement Gratuity: This is payable to the retiring Government servant. A minimum of 5 years' qualifying service and eligibility to receive service gratuity/pension is essential to get this one time lump sum benefit. Retirement gratuity is calculated @ 1/4th of a months Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance drawn on the date of retirement for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service. There is no minimum limit for the amount of gratuity. The retirement gratuity payable for qualifying service of 33 years or more is 16 times the Basic Pay plus DA, subject to a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhs.
Death Gratuity: This is a one-time lump sum benefit payable to the nominee or family member of a Government servant dying in harness. There is no stipulation in regard to any minimum length of service rendered by the deceased employee. Entitlement of death gratuity is regulated as under:
Qualifying Service Rate
Less than one year 2 times of basic pay
One year or more but less than 5 years 6 times of basic pay
5 years or more but less than 11 years 12 times of basic pay
11 years or more but less than 20 years 20 times of basic pay
20 years or more Half of emoluments for every completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.
Maximum amount of Death Gratuity admissible is Rs. 20 lakhs w.e.f. 1.1.2016
Service Gratuity: A retiring Government servant will be entitled to receive service gratuity (and not pension) if total qualifying service is less than 10 years. Admissible amount is half months basic pay last drawn plus DA for each completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service. This one time lump sum payment is distinct from retirement gratuity and is paid over and above the retirement gratuity.
Issue of No Demand Certificate: Dues owed by the retiring employees on account of Licence Fee for Government accommodation, advances, over payment of pay and allowances are required to be assessed by the Head of Office and intimated to the Accounts Officer two months in advance of the date of retirement so that these are recovered from retirement gratuity before payment. For this purpose the Licence Fee for those in occupation of Government accommodation is taken into account up to the end of the permissible period for which accommodation can be retained after retirement under the Rules on normal rent. The recovery of Licence Fee beyond that period is the responsibility of the Directorate of Estates. If, for any reason final dues cannot be assessed on time, then 10% of gratuity is withheld from gratuity on the basis of a commutation from the Directorate of Estates in this regard.
General Provident Fund and Incentives: As per General Provident fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 all temporary Government servants after a continuous service of one year, all re-employed pensioners (Other than those eligible for admission to the Contributory Provident Fund) and all permanent Government servants are eligible to subscribe to the Fund. However, these rules are not applicable to any of the Government Servants who join service on or after 1.1.2004. A subscriber, at the time of joining the fund is required to make a nomination, in the prescribed form, conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid. A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund except during the period when he is under suspension. Subscriptions to the Provident Fund are stopped 3 months prior to the date of superannuation. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 6% of subscribers emoluments are not more than his emoluments. Rate of interest varies according to notifications of the Government issued from time to time. The rules provide for drawal advances/ withdrawals from the fund for specific purposes. 
The conditions for withdrawal from the fund have been liberalized and now no documentary proof is required to be furnished by the subscriber for GPF withdrawal. On retirement of a subscriber, instructions have been issued for immediate payment of final balance on retirement. No application is required to be submitted by the subscriber for final payment from the fund. .
Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme: Under the GPF Rules, on the death of subscriber, the person entitled to receive the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber shall be paid an additional amount equal to the average balance in the account during the 3 years immediately preceding the death of the subscriber subject to certain conditions provided in the relevant Rule. The additional amount payable under that Rule shall not exceed Rs. 60,000/-. To get this benefit, the subscriber should have put in at least 5 years service at the time of his/her death.

Contributory Provident Fund: The Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), ,1962 are applicable to every non-pensionable servant of the Government belonging to any of the services under the control of the President. A subscriber, at the time of joining the Fund is required to make a nomination in the prescribed Form conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the Fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid.
A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund when on duty or Foreign Service but not during the period of suspension. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 10% of the emoluments and not more than his emoluments. The employer's contribution at that percentage prescribed by the Government will be credited to the subscriber's account and this is 10%. The Rules provide for drawal of advances/ withdrawals from the CPF for specific purposes. As in GPF Rules, the CPF Rules also provide for Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme.
Leave Encashment: Encashment of leave is a benefit granted under the CCS (Leave) Rules and is not a pensionary benefit. Encashment of Earned Leave/Half Pay Leave standing at the credit of the retiring Government servant is admissible on the date of retirement subject to a maximum of 300 days.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme: A portion of monthly contributions paid while in service is credited in a Saving Fund, on which interest accrues. A Government servant while entering service has to apply in Form No. 4 of the above Scheme to the Head of Office, who shall issue a sanction for the payment of subscriber's accumulation in the Savings Fund segment together with interest and arrange for its disbursement, soon after retirement. Payments under this Scheme are made in accordance with the Table of Benefit (as issued by Department of Expenditure) which takes in to account interest up to the date of cessation of service. Insurance cover benefit under this Scheme is available to the family in the event of death of the subscriber.

Employment News : 14 July to 20 July 2018


JOB HIGHLIGHTS



AIRPORTS AUTHORITY OF INDIA, NEW DELHI
Name Of Post : Manager and Junior Executives
No.of Vacancies : 908
Last Date :16.08.2018
 
THE NEW INDIA ASSURANCE Co. LTD
Name Of Post : Assistants
No.of Vacancies : 685
Last Date :31.07.2018
 
Reserve bank of India services board, Mumbai
Name Of Post : Officers Grade ‘B’
No.of Vacancies : 166
Last Date :20.07.2018
 
DELHI SUBORDINATE SERVICES SELECTION BOARD
Name Of Post : Teachers (Primary)
No.of Vacancies : 4366
Last Date :30.07.2018
 
COAL INDIA LIMITED
Name Of Post : Medical Executives
No.of Vacancies : 528
Last Date :28.07.2018
 
BHARAT HEAVY ELECTRICALS LIMITED
Name Of Post : Project Engineer/Diploma Holders in Engineering
No.of Vacancies : 74
Last Date :21.07.2018
 
MINERAL EXPLORATION CORPORATION LIMITED, NAGPUR
Name Of Post : Deputy General Manager, Manager Assistant, Foreman etc
No.of Vacancies : 245
Last Date :16.08.2018
भारतीय विमानपत्तन प्राधिकरण, नई दिल्ली को
पद का नाम : प्रबंधकों कार्यपालकों की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 908
अंतिम दिनांक :16.08.2018
 
दि न्यू इंडिया इंश्योरेंस कं. लिमिटेड को
पद का नाम : सहायकों की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 685
अंतिम दिनांक :31.7.2018
 
भारतीय रिजर्व बैंक सेवा बोर्ड, मुंबई द्वारा
पद का नाम : अधिकारी ग्रेड ‘बी’ की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 166
अंतिम दिनांक :31.07.2018
 
दिल्ली अधीनस्थ सेवा चयन बोर्ड को
पद का नाम : अध्यापकों (प्राथमिक) की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 4366
अंतिम दिनांक :30.07.2018
 
कोल इंडिया लिमिटेड को
पद का नाम : चिकित्सा कार्यपालकों हेतु भर्तियां
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 528
अंतिम दिनांक :28.07.2018
 
भारत हेवी इलेक्ट्रोनिकल्स लिमिटेड को
पद का नाम : परियोजना इंजीनियरों/इंजीनियरी में डिप्लोमाधारियों की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 74
अंतिम दिनांक :21.07.2018
 
खनिज अन्वेषण निगम लिमिटेड, नागपुर को
पद का नाम : उप-महाप्रबंधक, प्रबंधक, सहायक, फोरमैन, स्टेनोग्राफर आदि की आवश्यकता
रिक्तियों की संख्या : 245
अंतिम दिनांक :16.08.2018
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in/

Monday, July 16, 2018

Passed away

Sri P. Nagaraju, Private Secretary to PMG, Kurnool Region, Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh passed away on 12.07.2018.

May the departed soul rest in peace


List of Holidays - 2019: Gazetted Leave - Central Government Employees Calendar


LIST OF HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2019 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED AT DELHI / NEW DELHI


S.No.
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
1940 SAKA ERA
1
Republic Day
January 26
Magha 06
Saturday
2
Maha Shivaratri
March 04
Phalguna 13
Monday
3
Holi
March 21
Phalguna 30
Thursday
1941 SAKA ERA
4
Mahavir Jayanti
April 17
Chaitra 27
Wednesday
5
Good Friday
April 19
Chaitra 29
Friday
6
Buddha Purnima
May 18
Vaisakha 28
Saturday
7
Id-ul-Fitr
June 05
Jyaishtha 15
Wednesday
8
Id-Uz-Zuha (Bakrid)
August 12
Sravana 21
Monday
9
Independence Day
August 15
Sravana 24
Thursday
10
Janmashtami
August 24
Bhadra 02
Saturday
11
Muharram
September 10
Bhadra 19
Tuesday
12
Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday
October 2
Asvina 10
Wednesday
13
Dussehra
October 8
Asvina 16
Tuesday
14
Diwali (Deepavali)
October 27
Kartika 05
Sunday
15
Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e‑
Milad (Birthday of Prophet
Mohammad)
November 10
Kartika 19
Sunday
16
Guru Nanak’s Birthday
November 12
Kartika 21
Tuesday
17
Christmas Day
December 25
Pausha 04
Wednesday
DOPT Order F.No.12/2/2018-JCA-2 ANNEXURE-II 
List of Restricted Holidays during the year 2019 for Administrative Offices of Central Government Located at Delhi / New Delhi 
S.No.
Holiday
Date
Saka Date
Day
1
New Year’s Day
January 01
Pausha 11
Tuesday
2
Lohri
January 13
Pausha 23
Sunday
3
Makar Sankranti
January 14
Pausha 24
Monday
4
Pongal
January 15
Pausha 25
Tuesday
5
Basant Panchami / Sri Panchami
February 10
Magha 21
Sunday
6
Guru Ravidas’s Birthday
February 19
Magha 30
Tuesday
7
Shivaji Jayanti
February 19
Magha 30
Tuesday
8
Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti
March 01
Phalguna 10
Thursday
9
Holika Dahan
March 20
Phalguna 29
Wednesday
10
Dolyatra
March 21
Phalguna 30
Thursday
11
Hazarat Au’s Birthday
March 21
Phalguna 30
Thursday
12
Chaitra Sukiadi / Gudi Padava / Ugadi / Cheti Chand
April 06
Chaitra 16
Saturday
13
Ram Navami (Smarta)
April 13
Chaitra 23
Saturday
14
Vaiskhi/Vishu/Mesadi
April 14
Chaitra 24
Sunday
15
Vaisakhadi(Bengal) / Bahag (Assam)
April 15
Chaitra 25
Monday
16
Easter Sunday
April 21
Vaisakha 01
Sunday
17
Guru Rabindranath’s birth day
May 09
Vaisakha 19
Thursday
18
Jamat-Ul-Vida
May 31
Jyaishtha 10
Friday
19
Rath Yatra
July 04
Ashadha 13
Thursday
20
Raksha Bandhan
August 15
Sravana 24
Thursday
21
Parsi New Year’s day / Nauraj
August 17
Sravana 26
Saturday
22
Vinayaka Chaturthi / Ganesh Chaturthi
September 02
Bhadra 11
Monday
23
Onam or Thiru Onam Day
September 11
Bhadra 20
Wednesday
24
Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)
October 05
Asvina 13
Saturday
25
Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)
October 06
Asvina 14
Sunday
26
Dussehra (Maha Navmi)
October 07
Asvina 15
Monday
27
Maharishi Valmiki’s Birthday
October 13
Asvina 21
Sunday
28
Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)
October 17
Asvina 25
Thursday
29
Naraka Chaturdasi
October 27
Kartika 05
Sunday
30
Govardhan Puja
October 28
Kartika 06
Monday
31
Bhai Duj
October 29
Kartika 07
Tuesday
32
Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhat Puja)
November 02
Kartika 11
Saturday
33
Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom Day
November 24
Agrahayana 03
Sunday
34
Christmas Eve
December 24
Pausha 03
Tuesday