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Monday, March 26, 2018

Educational concessions to the children of Armed Forces Officers and PBORs

Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed – MoD Orders
Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence

22-March-2018 15:49 IST

Cap On educational Concession to Children of Missing/Disabled/Killed Soldiers Removed

Government has decided to continue educational concessions to the children of Armed Forces Officers/Personnel Below Officer Ranks (PBORs)/Missing/Disabled/ Killed in Action without the cap of Rs. 10,000 per month.
Ministry of Defence had persuaded the Finance Ministry twice in this regard, which is agreed upon by the latter.
The above educational concession will be admissible only for undertaking studies in a government/government aided schools/educational institutes, Military/Sainik Schools and other schools or colleges recognised by the Central or State Governments including the autonomous organisations financed entirely by the Central/State Governments.
Source: PIB

AADHAAR CENTRES IN POST OFFICES/ BANKS



Instructions for the purchase of laptops, notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers revised guideline

F.No. 08(34)/201 7-E II(A)
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E.II(A). Branch
New Delhi, the 20th February, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Instructions for the purchase of laptops/notebooks and similar devices for eligible officers - revised guidelines.

In supersession to this Ministry's Office Memorandum bearing No. 08(64)/2017-E.II(A) dated 27th September 2016, regarding purchase of Note Book/Lap-Top computers by Ministries/ Departments & delegation of powers thereof, it has been decided that laptop; tablet; notepad; ultra-book; notebook, net-book or devices of similar categories may be issued to officers of the rank of Deputy Secretary and above for discharge of official work. These powers shall continue to be exercised in consultation with the Financial Adviser by the Secretary of the Ministry/ Department or any other authority who are specifically delegated these powers by this Ministry from time to time, duly taking into consideration the functional requirements and budgetary provisions.

2. This would, however, be subject to the following conditions:

(i) Cost of device: The Cost of device including Standard software shall not exceed Rs. 80,000/-
Standard Software: Any software (Operating System, Antivirus software or MS-Office etc.) that is essential for the running of device towards discharge of official functions/duties.

(ii) Purchase Procedures: As prescribed under GFRS/CVC guidelines may be followed.

(iii) Safety, Security & Maintenance of Device: The officer, who is given the device, shall be personally responsible for its safety and security as well as security of data/information, though the device shall continue to remain Government property. The officer concerned will be at liberty to get the device insured at his personal cost.

(iv) Retention/Replacement of device:

a) No new device may be sanctioned to an officer, who has already been allotted a device, in a Ministry /Department, up to five years. Any further issue of laptop in case of loss/damage beyond repairs within the prescribed period, should be considered only after the cost is recovered from the officer based on the book value after deducting the depreciation.

b) For the purpose of calculation of the book value, a depreciation of 25% per year, on straight line method, be adopted.

c) Post the completion of five years of usage, the officer shall retain the issued device.

(v) Conditions at the time of transfer, Superannuation etc.:

a) ln case where, at the time of purchase of device if the residual service of the officer is less than 5 years or in case the officer is transferred/deputed to State Govt. but with residual service of less than 5 years or the officer leaves the Government Service within 5 years of purchase of such device, the officer concerned will have the option of retaining the device by paying the amounl after deducting the depreciation.

b) Upon transfer/deputation of the officer to other Ministry/ Department Attached/ Subordinate offices of the Government of India or to the State Government in case of Officers of the All India Services, the officer will have the option of retaining the existing device and in case of such retention, this fact should be specifically mentioned in the Last Pay Certificate (LPC).

3. Instructions for Ministries/Departments:
(i) For the officials who are currently holding laptops, notebooks or similar devices in accordance with the provisions of O.M. dt. 27/09/2016, the terms & conditions for retention/disposal of the device shall continue to be governed under the existing instructions of the said O.M.

(ii) The applicability of the provisions of this order to the officers of Armed Forces / Para-Military Forces, officers of MoD & other similar establishments would be subject to restrictions imposed by the concerned departments/organizations duly taking into consideration the security of information. In all such cases the security of the information shall be the responsibility of the concerned department.
4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

(Dr. Bhartendu Kumar Singh)

Director (E.IIA)

Source :DoE

Direct Recruitment to the cadre of Postman/Mail Guard : Telangana Circle

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Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 passed by Parliament

The Payment of Gratuity (Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed by parliament today.The bill ensures harmony amongst employees in the private sector and Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Organizations under Government who are not covered under CCS (Pension) Rules. These employees will be entitled to receive higher amount of gratuity at par with their counterparts in Government sector. The bill was passed by the Rajya Sabha today and the Lok Sabha on 15th March, 2018.
The Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 applies to establishments employing 10 or more persons. The main purpose for enacting this Act is to provide social security to workman after retirement, whether retirement is a result of superannuation, or physical disablement or impairment of vital part of the body. Therefore, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 is an important social security legislation to wage earning population in industries, factories and establishments.

The present upper ceiling on gratuity amount under the Act is Rs. 10 Lakh. The provisions for Central Government employees under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 with regard to gratuity are also similar. Before implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, the ceiling under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 was Rs. 10 Lakh. However, with implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission, in case of Government servants, the ceiling has been raised to Rs. 20 Lakhs.
Therefore, considering the inflation and wage increase even in case of employees engaged in private sector, this Government decided that the entitlement of gratuity should also be revised in respect of employees who are covered under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972. Accordingly, the Government initiated the process for amendment to Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 to increase the maximum limit of gratuity to such amount as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time.
In addition, the Bill also envisages to amend the provisions relating to calculation of continuous service for the purpose of gratuity in case of female employees who are on maternity leave from 'twelve weeks' to such period as may be notified by the Central Government from time to time.
After enactment of the Act, the power to notify the ceiling of the amount of gratuity under the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 shall stand delegated to the Central Government so that the limit can be revised from time to time keeping in view the increase in wage and inflation and future pay commissions.
Source : PIB

Dearness Relief to Pensioners from Jan 2018 – DOPPW Order

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 01.01.2018

SSC Stenographer 2016 Final Marks

Staff Selection Commission) has published the Final Result of Stenographer Grade C & D Examination, 2016 on 19.01.2018 and also released the revised result on 5th March 2018. Now the Commission has uploaded the marks of candidates who appeared in Document Verification of Stenographer Grade C & D Examination- 2016. Check below for more details.

Final Marks: Click Here

Candidates may check their marks by below link from 23.03.2018 to 22.04.2018 by using his/her Registration No./Roll No. and Registered Password.

UPSC Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018

Union Public Service Commotion (UPSC) has published Advertisement for below mentioned Posts 2018. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.

Exam Name: Combined Geo-Scientist and Geologist Examination, 2018

Educational Qualification: Please read Official Notification for Educational Qualification details.

Fee: Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD who are exempted from payment of fee)
are required to pa y a fee of Rs .2 00 /-( Rupees Two Hundred Only) either by depositing the money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card

Age Limit:
(a) For Geologist and Geophysicist and Chemist (Group 'A') in the Geological Survey of India, an
attached office of Ministry of Mines, Government of India: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the age of 32 years on the first day of the month of January of the
year in which the Examination is to be held (i.e. as on 1st January, 2018] i.e. he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd January, 1986 and not later than 1st January 1997.
(b) For Jr. Hydrogeologist (Scientist B) (Group A) in Central Ground water
Board, Ministry of Water Resources:-
Must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained at the age of 35 years on 1s t January 2018 i.e. he/she must have been born not later than 2nd January 1983 and not later than 1s t January 1997.
NB: Candidates should ensure that they meet the age eligibility criteria for each post mentioned
above for which they are applying
Age relaxation as per rules.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on an interview.

How to Apply: Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.


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Important Dates:
Last Date to Apply Online: 16-04-2018

UPSC Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2018


Union Public Service Commotion (UPSC) has published Advertisement for below mentioned Posts 2018. Other details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.


Exam Name: Indian Economic Service and Indian Statistical Service Examination, 2018

Educational Qualification:
(a) A candidate for the Indian Economic Service must have obtained a Post-Graduate
Degree in Economics/Applied Economics/Business Economics/Econometrics from a University
incorporated by of an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational
Institutes established by an Act Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under
Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the
Central Government from time to time.
(b) A candidate for the Indian Statistical Service must have obtained a Bachelor's Degree
with Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics as one of the subjects or a Master's
degree in Statistics/Mathematical Statistics/Applied Statistics from a University incorporated by
an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or other Educational Institutes established by
an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as University under Section 3 of the University
Grants Commission Act, 1956 or a Foreign University approved by the Central Government from
time to time.

Fee: Candidates (excepting Female/SC/ST/PwBD candidates who are exempted from payment of fee) are required to pay a fee of Rs.200/- (Rupees Two Hundred only) either by depositing the
money in any Branch of SBI by cash, or by using net banking facility of State Bank of India or by
using Visa/Master/RuPay Credit/Debit Card.

Age Limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 21 years and must not have attained the
age of 30 years on 1st August, 2018 i.e he/she must have been born not earlier than 2nd
August, 1988 and not later than 1st August, 1997. Age relaxation as per rules.

Selection Process: Candidates will be selected based on an interview.

How to Apply: Interested Candidates may Apply Online Through official Website.


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Important Dates:
Last Date to Apply Online: 16-04-2018

Employment News : 24 March to 30 March 2018



JOB HIGHLIGHTS

FOREST RESEARCH INSTITUTE, DEHRADUN
Name Of Post : Technician, Assistant, Store Keeper etc
No.of Vacancies : 98
Last Date :21.04.2018
 
NATIONAL BANK FOR AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT, MUMBAI
Name Of Post : Officers in grade ‘A’
No.of Vacancies : 92
Last Date :02.04.2018
 
NATIONAL TECHNICAL RESEARCH ORGANIZATION
Name Of Post : Scientist ‘B’
No.of Vacancies : 62
Last Date :14.04.2018
 
BUREAU OF INDIAN STANDARDS
Name Of Post : Scientist ‘B’
No.of Vacancies : 109
Last Date :02.04.2018
 
EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION, NEW DELHI
Name Of Post : Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor
No.of Vacancies : 186
Last Date :02.04.2018
 
POWER GRID CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED
Name Of Post : Executive Trainees
No.of Vacancies : 25
Last Date :05.04.2018
 
NATIONAL ATMOSPHERIC RESEARCH LABORATORY
Name Of Post : Research Associate, Junior Research Fellow
No.of Vacancies : 18
Last Date :30.03.2018
Source : http://employmentnews.gov.in/