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Monday, January 21, 2013

Postal holiday on 24.01.2013 in Kerala Circle.

Sub: Central Government closed holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammed)

The closed holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammed) will be observed on 24.01.2013 (Thursday) instead of 25.01.2013 (Friday) in Kerala Postal Circle vide CPMG, Thiruvananthapuram letter No. Tech/5-2/2013  dated the 21.01.2013.

Promotions and postings to the post of Sr. Private Secretary (Gazetted)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates

No.36011/1/2012-Estt. (Res.)
Government of India
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (Reservation) Section
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 10th January, 2013.
Sub:- Action against Government servants who get appointment on the basis of false SC/ST/OBC certificates.
The undersigned is directed to invite reference to this Department’s OM No.11012/7/91-Estt.(A) dated 19.5.1993 which provides as under:-

"Wherever it is found that a Government servant, who was not qualified or eligible in terms of the recruitment rules etc., for initial recruitment in service or had furnished false information or produced a false certificate in order to secure appointment, he should not be retained in service. If, he is probationer or a temporary Government servant, he should be discharged or his services should be terminated. If he has become a permanent Government servant, an inquiry as prescribed in Rule 14 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965 may be held and if the charges are proved, the Government servant should be removed or dismissed from service. In no circumstances should any penalty be imposed".
2. The position was reiterated vide this Department’s OM No.42011/22/2006-Estt.(Res.) dated the 29th March, 2007 that the cases other than those protected by the specific order of the Apex Court should be dealt with in accordance with the instructions contained in the aforesaid O.M. However, it has been observed that disciplinary proceedings in the cases involving appointments on the basis of false/fake caste certificates take considerable time and the persons who have secured employment on the basis of false caste 
certificates enjoy the benefits of Government service whereas such Government servants should be removed / dismissed from the service at the earliest.
3. It is requested that disciplinary enquiries involving the matter of securing jobs on the basis of false/fake certificates should be completed in a time bound manner and unscrupulous persons who have got appointment on the basis of fake/ false caste certificates should not be retained in service and should be dismissed / removed thenceforth.
4. Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances

 F.No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2012
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs

                                                                                              New Delhi, the 7th January, 2013

                              OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Advances to Government servants — Rate of interest for purchase of conveyances during 2012-2013.
The undersigned is directed to state that the rates of interest for advances sanctioned to the Government servants for purchase of conveyances during 2012-2013 i.e. from 1st April, 2012 to 31st March, 2013 are revised as under:
Rate of interest per annum:

(i) Advance for purchase of conveyance other than motor car (viz. motor cycle, scooter etc.) - 9%
(ii) Advance for purchase of motor car -  11.5%
                                                                                                                        (A.K. Bhatnagar)
                                                                                                              Under Secretary (Budget)

Friday, January 11, 2013

Railways relax condition of production of original proof of identity during Journey

Ministry of Railways has made some relaxation in the condition of production of original Proof of Identity during train travel and particularly for the passengers belonging to the lower economic classes.
Under this relaxation, attested photocopy of Ration Card with photograph and Nationalized Bank Passbook with photographs shall also be accepted as a prescribed proof of identity only in case of reserved tickets booked through computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) counters, for undertaking journey in Sleeper (SL) and Second Reserved Sitting (2S) classes.  The photocopy of the Ration Card with photograph and Nationalized Bank Passbook with photograph should be attested by a Gazetted Officer or the Chief Reservation Supervisor or Station Manager/Station Master.  This relaxation applies only to Ration Card and Nationalized Bank Pass Book and not in case of other types of proofs of identity cards  for which  only original proof  will be required during journey.

The above provision is not applicable for all classes of e-tickets and Tatkal tickets and tickets issued through PRS counter for travelling in Air-conditioned classes and First Class.  Travelling with these categories of tickets shall continue to be governed by existing instructions.
This provision shall be made effective from 15.1.2013.