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Monday, September 30, 2013

Request by the Treasurer, AIPSA:

Circle Secretaries of all Circles may kindly clear the CHQ dues by depositing their respective CHQ quota online into the AIPSA Account No.31569795556, SBI PBB, Abids, Hyderabad (IFS CODE SBIN0004297) immediately”
Krishna Murthy KS
Treasurer, AIPSA

Rates of Dearness Allowance - CPMG, Kerala Circle.

Grant of non-productivity linked bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Governmment Employees for the year 2012-13.

No.7/24/2007/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the 27th September, 2013


Subject : Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2012-13.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2012-13 to the Central Government employees in Groups 'C’ and 'D’ and all non-gazetted employees in Group 'B' who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall continue to be monthly emoluments of Rs. 3500/-, as hitherto. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:

(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2013 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2012-13 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months).

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will thereafter be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs, 3500 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 3500), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs.3500x30/30.4 = Rs.3453.95 (rounded offto Rs.3454/-).

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more(206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observIng 5 days week), will be eligible for this Non PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200x30/30.4 i.e.Rs.1184.21(rounded off to Rs,1184/-). In cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v) The clarificatory orders issued vide this Ministry’s OM No.F.14(10)-E. Coord/88 dated 4.10.1988, as amended from time to time, would hold good.

3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4. The expenditure incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budge provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt of India

Monday, September 23, 2013

AIPSA All India Conference - 25th and 26th October 2013 - Reception Committee

Dear Friends,
In continuation of the Circular No.1, the following additional information and guidance for the delegates are given below which may kindly be taken note of.

 In view of the All India Conference to be conducted at Kanyakumari, EC Meeting of AIPSA, TN was held at Madurai on 13.09.2013 and the following decisions were taken unanimously. A Reception Committee and also Co-ordination Committees formed,  Region-wise,  to assist the Reception Committee as detailed below:

Contact numbers and email address are also given below for furnishing  information about your arrival and departure and also for any guidance on arrival/departure of trains/buses at Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Coimbatore and the Conference venue Kanyakumari.  Those who get down at any of the above places can contact the Co-ordinating members at the respective places for assistance. Please ensure that while giving information your contact number (Mob.No.) also may be given.


PRESIDENT:  Sri K. Suresh Kumar, President, AIPSA, TN & Chairman, Reception Committee & PA to APMG(PLI), O/o the Ch.PMG, TN Circle, Chennai 600 002.  Mob.No:09790223512. E-mail:suresh1955aipsa@gmail.com
SECRETARY: Sri E.Murugadas, Circle Secretary, AIPSA, TN & Secretary, Reception Committee & PA to SSRM, RMS ‘MA’ Division, Madurai 625 001. Mob.No:09842621567. E-mail: murugadas_aipsa@rediffmail.com
TREASURER: Sri N. Ganesan,Treasurer, Reception Committee & PA to SSPOs, Virudhunagar Dn., Virudhunagar 626 001  (Mobile No.09442664568). E-mail:ganeshsrivilliputtur@gmail.com.

A sum of Rs.500/- may please be sent by MO  towards delegation fee for each delegate to Shri N. Ganesan, Treasurer, Reception Committee, & PA to SSPOs Virudhunagar Division, Virudhunagar 626 001.

1.Sri K. Suresh Kumar, Chairman, Reception Committee.
2.Smt. V. Umathangam, PA to Director (MB), O/o the Ch.PMG, TN Circle, Chennai 600 002.  Mob.No:09884092680.  
3. Smt. Pushpa Venkatesan, PA to Sr. Manager, MMS, Chennai 600 006. Mob.No:09840027570. 
4.Smt. V. Revathy, PA to SRM, RMS ‘M’ Dn., Chennai 600 008.  Mob.No:09884887930.
5.Sri M.N. Raman, PA to SRM, Chennai Stg. Dn., Chennai 600 008. Mob.No:09994108159.
1.Sri  E. Murugadas, Secretary, Reception Committee.
2.Shri. S. Nagasivam, offg. PS to PMG, O/o the PMG, Southern Region, Madurai 625 002.  Mob.No:09443719544.
3.Smt. R. Rajeswari, PA to DPS, O/o the PMG, Southern Region, Madurai 625 002.  Mob.No:09486826614.
4.Shri. S. Anbanandam, PA to SSPOS, Tuticorin Dn., Tuticorin 628 008.  Mob.No:09894223439 & Treasurer AIPSA, TN Circle.
5. Sri N. Bagavathikumar, PA to SPOs, Tirunelveli Dn., Tirunelveli 627 002. Mob.No:09442715536.
6.Sri E. S. Andi, PA to SPOs, Theni Dn., Theni 625 531. Mob.No:09442450202.
7.Sri T. Pushparaj, PA to SSPOs, Kanyakumari Dn., Nagercoil 629 001. Mob.No:09047149231.
1.Shri. S. Arulmanickam, offg. PS to PMG, O/o the PMG, Western Region, Coimbatore 641 002.  Mob.No:09442001531.
2.Smt. S. Uma, PA to DPS, O/o the PMG, Western Region, Coimbatore 641 002. Mob.No:08098424346.
3.Shri. E.V.S. Latha, PA to APMG(S), O/o the PMG, Western Region, Coimbatore 641 002.  Mob.No:09443113324.
4.Sri K. Sundararajan, PA to AO ICO(SB), O/o the PMG, Western Region, Coimbatore 641 002. Mob.No:09442007391.
5.Sri K. Arumugam, PA to SRM, RMS ‘CB’ Dn., Coimbatore 641 001. Mob.No:09600218304.
1. Sri. N. Venkat, PA to DPS, O/o the PMG, Central Region,  Tiruchirappalli 620 001. Mob.No:09442131645/09786180413.
2.   Sri D. Mohan, PA to SSPOs, Tiruchirappalli Dn., Tiruchirappalli 620 001. Mob.No:09600712003.

Circle Secretaries will intimate the number of participants from their Circle well in advance  so as to arrange early accommodation. Hence, all Circle Secretaries of AIPSA are requested to send the names of your delegates on urgent basis. 

(E. Murugadas),Circle Secretary, Tamil Nadu.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Reimbursement of expenditure involved on emergent cases for the treatment taken at private nursing home/clinic - CS (MA) Rules 1944-regarding.

No. S-14025/46/92-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi – 110011

Dated the 4th February, 1993
Office Memorandum

Subject – CS (MA) Rules, 1944 – Reimbursement of expenditure involved on emergent cases for the treatment taken at private nursing home/clinic – Delegation of powers – Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that under the CS (MA) Rules, 1944, vide Miscellaneous Important Decisions No. 5 under Section VII of the compilation of the CS (MA) Rules and further modified vide O.Ms. No. S-14012/9/75-MC (MS) dated 23.2.77, 7.5.79 and 18.6.82, powers have been delegated to the Heads of Departments to allow reimbursement of the medical claims in respect of the treatment obtained under emergency at private hospitals, as distinct from private nursing home/private clinic, subject to item-wise ceilings as per the rates prescribed in the Annexure to the O.Ms. referred to above without any financial limit on the total amount to be reimbursed.

2. However, although the broad guidelines provided in para 1 (iv) of the O.M. dated 18.6.82 referred to above are only indicative and not exhaustive, a large number of cases are being referred to this Ministry/Dte. G.H.S. for seeking relaxation of the rules stating that the hospital is not run on ‘No profit and No Loss Basis’, which otherwise could have been settled by the concerned Department under the delegated powers.

3. It has now been decided by the Government that in order to eliminate the confusion regarding distinction between the private hospital and a private nursing home Clinic, the delegated powers referred to above are applicable to all private medical institutions without making any distinction between a private hospital and a private nursing home/clinic.

4. The medical claims for specialized treatment for heart diseases, kidney transplantation, etc. may be settled as per the schedule of rates approved for the treatment of C.G.H.S beneficiaries from time to time at private recognized hospitals under that Scheme or the actual charges, whichever is less, and all other cases may be settled as per the item wise ceilings prescribed in the Annexure to the O.Ms. referred to above. No. references should be made to this Ministry/Directorate. G.H.S. in the matter for further relaxation of the Rules and may be settled by the concerned Ministry/Department.

5. In this connection it may be reiterated that as already stated in para (iii) of the O.M. dated 18.6.82 referred to above, reimbursement of expenses incurred on treatment obtained in the private clinics/nursing homes of the Authorized Medical Attendants would not be admissible under the above provisions and also in relaxation of the CS(MA) Rules even in emergent cases.

6. All pending cases may be decided accordingly, However, the cases which are already settled or decided, may not be re-opened.

7. This issues with the concurrence of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare vide their U.O. No. 272/92 P& PW (K) dated 19.10.1992 and the Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No. 1441/E.V/92 dated 17.11.1992.

8. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, this issues with the concurrence of the office of the comptroller and Auditor General of India vide their U.O. No. 27-Audit-I/72-90, dated 25.1.1993.
(Braham Dev)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

AIPSA All India Conference will be held at Kanniyakumari on 25th and 26th October 2013.

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 Beautiful photos of Kanniyakumari

Transfer/Posting of the officer of SAG of IPS, Group 'A'.

Founders (Computer Technologies)

01. GOOGLE : Larry Page & Sergey Brin
02. FACEBOOK : Mark Zuckerberg
03. YAHOO : David Filo & Jerry Yang
04. TWITTER : Jack Dorsey & Dick Costolo
05. INTERNET : Tim Berners Lee
06. LINKDIN : Reid Hoffman,Allen Blue & Koonstantin Guericke
07. EMAIL: Shiva Ayyadurai
08. GTALK : Richard Wahkan
09. WHATS UP : Laurel Kirtz
10. HOTMAIL : Sabeer Bhatia

11. ORKUT : Orkut Buyukkokten
12. WIKIPEDIA : Jimmy Wales
13. YOU TUBE : Steve Chen,Chad Hurley & Jawed Karim
14. REDIFFMAIL : Ajit Balakrishnan
15. NIMBUZZ : Martin Smink & Evert Jaap Lugt
16. MYSPACE : Chris Dewolfe & Tom Anderson
17. IBIBO : Ashish Kashyap
18. OLX : Alec Oxenford & Fabrice Grinda
19. SKYPE : Niklas Zennstrom,JanusFriis & Reid Hoffman
20. OPERA : Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner & Geir lvarsoy
21. MOZILLA FIREFOX :Dave Hyatt & Blake Ross
22. BLOGGER : Evan Willams.

Full form of computer terms

* HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.
* HTTPS - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol Secure.
* IP - Internet Protocol.
* URL - Uniform Resource Locator.
* USB - Universal Serial Bus.
* VIRUS - Vital Information Resource Under Seized.
* 3G - 3rd Generation.
* GSM - Global System for Mobile Communication.
* CDMA - Code Divison Multiple Access.
* UMTS - Universal Mobile Telecommunication System.
* SIM - Subscriber Identity Module.
* AVI = Audio Video Interleave
* RTS = Real Time Streaming
* SIS = Symbian OS Installer File
* AMR = Adaptive Multi-Rate Codec
* JAD = Java Application Descriptor

* JAR = Java Archive
* JAD = Java Application Descriptor
* 3GPP = 3rd Generation Partnership Project
* 3GP = 3rd Generation Project
* MP3 = MPEG player lll
* MP4 = MPEG-4 video file
* AAC = Advanced Audio Coding
* GIF = Graphic InterchangeableFormat
* JPEG = Joint Photographic ExpertGroup
* BMP = Bitmap
* SWF = Shock Wave Flash
* WMV = Windows Media Video
* WMA = Windows Media Audio
* WAV = Waveform Audio
* PNG = Portable Network Graphics
* DOC = Document (Microsoft Corporation)
* PDF = Portable Document Format
* M3G = Mobile 3D Graphics
* M4A = MPEG-4 Audio File
* NTH = Nokia Theme (series 40)
* THM = Themes (Sony Ericsson)
* MMF = Synthetic Music Mobile Application File
* NRT = Nokia Ringtone
* XMF = Extensible Music File
* WBMP = Wireless Bitmap Image
* DVX = DivX Video
* HTML = Hyper Text Markup Language
* WML = Wireless Markup Language
* CD - Compact Disk.
* DVD - Digital Versatile Disk.
* CRT - Cathode Ray Tube.
* DAT - Digital Audio Tape.
* DOS - Disk Operating System.
* GUI - Graphical User Interface.
* HTTP - Hyper Text Transfer Protocol.
* IP - Internet Protocol.
* ISP - Internet Service Provider.
* TCP - Transmission Control Protocol.
* UPS - UninterruptiblePower Supply.
* HSDPA - High Speed Downlink Packet Access.
* EDGE - Enhanced Data Rate for GSM [Global System for Mobile Communication] Evolution.
* VHF - Very High Frequency.
* UHF - Ultra High Frequency.
* GPRS - General Packet Radio Service.
* WAP - Wireless Application Protocol.
* TCP - Transmission Control Protocol .
* ARPANET - Advanced Research Project Agency Network.
* IBM - International Business Machines.
* HP - Hewlett Packard.
* AM/FM - Amplitude/ Frequency Modulation.
* WLAN - Wireless Local Area Network.

Duties of Stenographer

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

25 very useful keyboard shortcuts

1. To format any selected object, press ctrl+1
2. To insert current date, press ctrl+;
3. To insert current time, press ctrl+shift+;
4. To repeat last action, press F4
5. To edit a cell comment, press shift + F2
6. To autosum selected cells, press alt + =
7. To see the suggest drop-down in a cell, press alt + down arrow
8. To enter multiple lines in a cell, press alt+enter
9. To insert a new sheet, press shift + F11
10. To edit active cell, press F2 (places cursor in the end)
11. To hide current row, press ctrl+9
12. To hide current column, press ctrl+0
13. To unhide rows in selected range, press ctrl+shift+9
14. To unhide columns in selected range, press ctrl+shift+0
15. To recalculate formulas, press F9
16. To select data in current region, press ctrl+shift+8
17. To see formulas in the worksheet, press ctrl+shift+` (ctrl+~)
18. While editing formulas to change the reference type from absolute to relative vice versa, press F4
19. To format a number as currency, press ctrl+shift+4 (ctrl+$)
20. To apply outline border around selected cells, press ctrl+shift+7
21. To open the macros dialog box, press alt+F8
22. To copy value from above cell, press ctrl+’
23. To format current cell with comma formats, press ctrl+shift+1
24. To go to the next worksheet, press ctrl+shift+pg down
25. To go to the previous worksheet, press ctrl+shift+pg up

CHQ quota

All India Conference at Kanyakumari

All India Postal Stenographers’ Association
Tamil Nadu Circle, Madurai 625 001.

No:AIPSA/All India Conference/2013/1                          Dated: 06th September, 2013

Dear Friends,

            I am glad to inform you that All India Conference of All India  Postal Stenographers’ Association is scheduled to be held from 25-10-2013 to 26-10-2013 (Central Working Committee Meeting on 26-10-2013) at Kanniyakumari, Tamil Nadu  Postal Circle.  In this connection, kindly refer the Notice issued by the General Secretary of All India Postal Stenographers’ Association vide No.AIPSA/Conf/2013 dated 2nd September, 2013.

            In view of the above, the venue of the Conference, Boarding and Lodging arrangements made and other details are given below which may kindly be taken note off.

            The Conference will be held at EKNATH HALL (A/C), Vivekananda Kendra, Vivekanandapuram, Kanniyakumari-629 702  and for lodging Rooms in Blocks with double cots and triple cots in the same Vivekananda Kendra have been booked for the delegates coming to the Conference.  You are requested to inform in advance your arrival and departure to any one of the members whose telephone numbers  are given at the end of this circular for allotting the rooms to the individual delegate.  Vivekananda Kendra is situated at a distance of 0.5 kms approx. from the Kanniyakumari Railway Station & 1 KM approx. from the Kanniyakumari Bus Stand.  Those who are coming by bus can get down at the Vivekananda Kendra Toll Gate where an arch with slogan welcomes you as “Welcome To Kanniyakumari”.   

            Site seeing will be arranged through Travel Agencies or other vehicle (on payment by the interested delegates) on 27-10-2013.

            You are requested to send the names of your delegates on urgent basis.

            Looking forward your participation and co-operation in making the conference a grand success.

            Other details will follow in the next circulars/mails.

            Thanking you,
                                                                                    Fraternally yours,
                                                                                    ( E. Murugadas )
                                                                      Circle Secretary, AIPSA, T.N Circle. 

Friday, September 06, 2013

Happy Vinayaka Chathurti - 09.09.2013

Features of New Pension Bill

The Lok Sabha today passed the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill 2011, which will open the doors for foreign investment in pension funds. The bill aims to create a regulator for the pension sector and extend the coverage of pension benefits to more people. The Pension Bill has been hanging fire since 2005 when it was first introduced in the Parliament. It was again reintroduced in 2011.

Features of New Pension Bill
1: The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill 2011 will give statutory powers Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) which was established in August 2003 as a regulator for the pension sector.
2:  The bill allows 26% foreign direct investment (FDI) in the pension sector or such percentage as may be approved for the insurance sector, whichever is higher. At least one of the pension fund managers shall be from the public sector.
3:  The subscriber seeking minimum assured returns shall be allowed to opt for investing their funds in such scheme providing minimum assured returns as may be notified by the authority.
4: Withdrawals will be permitted from the individual pension account subject to the conditions, such as, purpose, frequency and limits, as may be specified by the regulations.
5: This bill would also provide subscribers a wide choice to invest their funds including for assured returns by opting for government bonds etc as well as in other funds depending on their capacity to take risk.
6:   The passage of the bill could see pure pension products coming into the market. At present most of the pure pension products available in the market are linked with insurance coverage.
7: In 2005, the government had earlier introduced a pension bill but it lapsed as the Lok Sabha's term got over before the legislation could be passed.
8: The Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Bill 2011 was reintroduced in the Lok Sabha in 2011 by the then finance minister Pranab Mukherjee and it was subsequently referred to a standing committee.
9: PFRDA's National Pension System (NPS) was made mandatory for all new government recruits, except armed forces, joining after January 1, 2004.
10:   The NPS was later opened up to all Indian citizens from 2009 on a voluntary basis.
11: The NPS allows its subscribers to invest in stock markets but there is a cap on equity investment. The NPS also offers subscribers the option of selecting the fund managers of their choice.
12:   The pension bill could help channelize funds into building long-term assets for the country, including the infrastructure sector. The government wants to ease rules for insurance and pension sectors to allow them to invest in infrastructure, where it is seeking $1 trillion investment till 2017.

Monday, September 02, 2013

All India Conference on 25th and 26th October 2013

All India Conference of AIPSA on 25th and 26th October, 2013.

  • The All India Conference of AIPSA will be held at Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu) on 25th and 26th October, 2013.  Circle Secretaries are requested to arrange journey programmes of their delegates/visitors in advance, so as to avoid last minute rush in getting tickets and accommodation etc.  Detailed notice will follow.
  • All Circle Secretaries are also requested to clear their CHQ quotas. 
General Secretary, AIPSA