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Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities

May 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
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North Block, New Delhi ,
Dated : 19th May 2011.


Subject: Conclusion of Special Recruitment Drive launched for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

1.   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 27.11.2009 whereby a Special Recruitment Drive for filling up the backlog reserved vacancies of SCs, STs and OBCs was launched. It was stipulated that all the backlog vacancies existing in the Ministries/Departments and its Attached Offices/Subordinate Offices/Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies etc. as on 15.11.2009 shall be filled up by 15.7.2010. It could, however, not happen. The Drive was, therefore, extended upto 30th June 2011 vide OM of even no. dated 04.01.2011 and all t h e Ministries/Departments were requested to make concerted efforts to fill up the backlog reserved vacancies which had remained unfilled till then during the extended period of the Drive.

2. In view of the fact that the drive would conclude on 30.06.2011, it is requested that earnest efforts be made to fill up all the identified backlog vacancies by the said date.

3 . All Ministries/Departments are requested to submit the progress of the drive to this Department, in proformae already prescribed earlier, in respect of the Ministry/Department and all its attached/ subordinate offices and autonomous/public sector undertakings by 20.07.2011 .

4 . It may be noted that progress of the drive is to be submitted to the Cabinet immediately on completion of the drive and as such it would be important that complete and up to date information is sent to this Department by the above date so that correct progress may be reported to the Cabinet, for which Ministry/Department would be responsible.


Office Memorandum


Facilities and allowances to Disabled on Duty and War Widows

December 1, 2010 Leave a comment

   The Government has received representations from the personnel disabled on duty and war widows/dependents regarding the facilities and allowances.

These mostly pertain to the following categories:- 
(i) Grant of Disability element of pension to pre January 01, 2006 retirees on percentage basis as entitled to post January 01, 2006 disability pensioners.

(ii) Grant of disability element to pre 2006 premature retirees at par with post 2006 premature retirees. 
(iii) Grant of modified parity to pre January 01, 2006 war widows/dependents in special/liberalized family pension as granted to pre January 01, 2006 ordinary family pensioners. 

   Representations are redressed in consultation with the respective Records and concerned wings of the Government. However, recently benefit of broadbanding to pre January 01, 1996 disability/war injury pensioners has been allowed. Cap which stipulated that aggregate of service element and war injury element should not exceed reckonable element last drawn, has also been removed. 

   This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence Shri MM Pallam Raju in a written reply to Shri Mahendra mohan in Rajya Sabha today. 

Source – PIB

Additional Relief on Death/Disability of Govt. servants (Civilians) Covered under New Defined Contribution Pension System NPS: Procedures to be adopted for submission of claims.

November 23, 2010 Leave a comment

Circular No.79
O/O the Pr. C.D.A. (P)
Allahabad- 211014
Date: 29/10/2010

Subject: – Additional Relief on Death/Disability of Govt. servants (Civilians) Covered under New Defined Contribution Pension System NPS: Procedures to be adopted for submission of claims.

Reference: – Govt. of India, Min of PPG & P, Deptt. of P&PW New Delhi OM No. 38/41/06/P&PW (A) dated 05 May 2009..

1.  The Govt. of India, Ministry of PPG & P, Deptt of P&PW in their OM No.38/41/06/P&PW (A) dated 05 May 2009 (copy enclosed) have extended the benefits of Invalid Pension/Disability pension and Family Pension/Extra ordinary Family Pension/Liberalized Pension awards on Provisional basis to the Govt. employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004 and covered by the New Pension Scheme who are discharged on invalidation disablement and by the families of such employees who have died during service since 01-01-2004. Now, it has been decided that to submit the claims of above beneficiaries the following procedures shall be adopted by HOO and Pay Audit Controllers:- 01. H.O.O will prepare pension papers in case of NPS beneficiaries in accordance with the same procedure as prescribed for Defence Civilian Personnel appointed before 01-01-2004 and will submit the same along with Service Book. and all the relevant documents (which is required in case of pre-01-01-2004 Cases) to PAO concerned i.e. LAO/RAO. The Permanent Retirement Account No. (PRAN) of the Concerned Government Servant Allotted by National Security Depository limited (NSDL) will also be indicated.

02. PAO will carry out the necessary checks with reference to the entries in Service Book and as admissible under the OM No. 38/41/06/ P&PW (A) dated 05-05-2009. After signing and affixing the seal the PAO will pass on the claim to the Pr. CDA (P) Allahabad. The Service Book will be returned by PAO to
HOO concerned.

03. The HOO will also obtain in duplicate undertaking (in Annexure- ‘A’) from the pensioner/family pensioner to the effect that he/she has understood the provisions of Para 6, 7 and 8 of Deptt. Of P&PW OM No. 38/41/06/P&PW (A) dated 05-05-2009 and that any payment found to be in excess of his/her
entitlement will be refunded to Government/adjusted out of his/her final entitlement and forward one copy of the same along with the pension papers.

04. HOO will also maintain a separate register and entries will be recorded there in as PRAN No; Name of Govt. servant, PPO No. and awards notified provisionally and at the time of processing of final claim the same will be mentioned in the claim for final adjustment.

05. After receipt of PPO from Pr. CDA (P) Allahabad, HOO will check the same and after recording the entries in the register retransmit PDA’s copy to PDA, Pensioner copy to pensioner and
retain HOO copy for their own record.

06. Other procedures prescribed for pre-1-1-2004 pensioners will also be followed by the HOO in case of NPS beneficiaries.

(S.C. Jain)
A C.D.A (P)

Enclosure: – As above

Copy to: –
1.The CGDA, Ulan Batar Road Palam, Delhi Cantt-10
2.All Pr.CsDA/CsDA/C of F & A (Fys)/ CDA (Funds)
3.All G.M. Fys
4.All CE/Nodal CE of various commands.

(A.K. Banerjee)
Sr. Accounts Officer

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Government Extends term of Committee to Draft a New Legislation to Replace the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Government Extends term of Committee to Draft a New Legislation to Replace the Persons with Disabilities Act, 1995

October 7, 2010 Leave a comment

   The Government has extended the term of the Committee which was constituted in April this year to draft a new legislation to replace the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 till 31st December, 2010 for submission of draft legislation replacing the earlier Act.

   The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment has said that the Committee will make an assessment of the financial implications – recurring and non-recurring – of the draft legislation prepared by it for the (i) Central Government, (ii) State Governments, (iii) Local Authorities, and (iv) others on whom obligations may be cast.

   The Committee has been asked to ensure that the task of submitting new draft legislation may be completed within the extended time timeline of the Committee i.e. upto 31st December, 2010.

   It may be recalled that the above Committee was formed on 30.04.2010 and it is headed by Dr. (Mrs.) Sudha Kaul, Vice-Chairperson, Indian Institute of Cerebral Palsy, Kolkota. 

Source – PIB


Central Government Employees General Insurance Scheme – CGEGIS

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Central Government Employees General Insurance Scheme – CGEGIS

September 3, 2010 Leave a comment

One of the oldest scheme for Central Government Employees, and let we see how to calculate the Insurance amount…

Central Government Employees General Insurance Scheme – CGEGIS
Retirement Benefits : Terminal Benefits

CGEGIS scheme provides for the CG Employees the two benefit viz.
1. Insurance cover
2. Lumpsum Payment

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 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. No interest is payable on account of delayed payments under this Scheme.

The scheme, which is compulsory to all Central Government Employees, provides at a low cost and on contributory and self-financing basis, the twin benefits of an insurance cover to help their families in the event of death in service and a lumpsum payment to augment their resources on retirement.

Insurance & Savings Fund:-
A portion (30%) of the subscribing is credited to the Insurance Fund and the other portion (70%) to the saving find which earns interest at eh prescribed rate compounded quarterly.

Membership :-
Employees are enrolled as members of the scheme only from 1st January every year. From the actual date of appointment to 31st December of that year, he will be entitled only to Insurance cover.

Monthly Subscription & Amount of Insurance cover :-

———> X) : Applicable to all employees who were members of the scheme on 31/01/1989 and have opted to continue to subscribe at eh old rates.

——–> (Y) : Applicable to all employees who were members of the scheme on 31/01/1989 and have opted to subscribe at the revised rates with effect from 01/01/1990 and to those who joined service on or after 01/02/1989.

——–>  Group to which the employee belongs will be determined with reference to the post held by him on a regular basis on the 1st January.

———->  On regular promotion of a member to a higher Group after the 1st January in any year, his subscription will be raised only from the 1st January of the next year. Once an employee is admitted to the higher group, his subscription and Insurance cover will continue to be at the same rate, even if he is subsequently reverted to the lower group for any reasons.
———> Subscription is payable till the end of service including the month in which an employee retires, dies, resigns, or is removed from service.

Benefits Payable :-
Retirement, resignation, etc., : The employee will be paid as per the Table of benefits.

Lumpsum due to him out of the Savings Fund for entire period of membership in the lowest group.

Amount due to him for the additional units by which subscription was raised due to promotion – for the period from which the rate was raised, to the date of cessation of membership.

Death while in service : The nomination / heir will be paid.

The amount of appropriate Insurance Cover to which the employee was entitled at the time of death.

Lumpsum and amount as in the case of (a) above, for the period till the date of death.

Only the Insurance Cover, if death takes place before becoming a member.

Nomination :-
If the employee has a ‘family’, he shall make such nomination only in fovour of a member or members of his ‘family’. However, a female subscriber can exclude her husband from her family for the purpose of this scheme by a notice in writing to the Head of Office.

‘Family’ means husband, wife or wives, parents, children, a ward, minor brothers, unmarried sisters, deceased son’s widow and children and where none of the parents of the members of the scheme is alive, a paternal grandparent. If any of the nominated members of the family subsequently ceases to be the member of the family under any circumstances, nomination made members of the family in equal shares.

In absence of valid nominations under the scheme, nomination made under CPF/GPF, the amount will be paid in equal shares to the widow/widows, minor sons and unmarried daughters.

In case of absence of any eligible member of the family, the payment may be made to other legal heirs on production of succession certificate issued by a competent Court of Law.

Debarring an eligible person from receiving Insurance amount :-
If a person who, in the event of death of a Government servant while in service, is eligible to receive the insurance amount, is charged with the offence of murdering the Government servant or for abetting in the commission of such an offence, his/her claim to receive insurance amount will be suspended till the conclusion of the criminal proceedings. On the conclusion, the person, if convicted, will be debarred from receiving the share of insurance amounts, which will be paid in equal shares to other eligible persons.

Other Points :
Recovery of Government does not permissible

Eligible for Income Tax exemption

No withdrawal / Loans / Advances are permissible

Member can be permitted by HOD to assign the insurance cover and accumulation in the savings find in favour of a recognized Finance Institutions as security for obtaining loans for construction / purchase of house / flat.

Illustation :-
    An employee joined the scheme with effect from 1.1.1982 Retiring on superannuation on 31.12.2007

    Entitlement of the employee, If he was a Group ‘D’ employee throughout : When continued to subscribe at the old rate : Amount as per table for cessation on 31.12.2007 = Rs. 11,515 When subscribed at eh old rates up to 31.12.1989 and at eh new rate from 1.1.1990 = Rs. 13,646

    Entitlement of the employee, If he was a Group ‘D’ employee 31.12.1986 And a Group ‘C’ employee from 1.1.1987: When continued to subscribe at the old rate : Amount as per table for cessation on 31.12.2007
For a monthly subscription of Rs.10 = Rs. 11,515

    Amount as per table for cessation on 31.12.2007 For a additional monthly subscription of  Rs.10 (20-10) from 1.1.1987 = Rs. 6,276

Total = Rs.17,791

When subscribed at eh old rate up to 31.12.1989
And at the new rate from 1.1.1990 :

Amount as per table for cessation on 31.12.2007
For a monthly subscription of Rs.10/15 : = Rs.13,646

Amount as per table for cessation on 31.12.2007
For an additional monthly subscription of
Rs.10/15 from 1.1.1987 = Rs. 8,409

Total = Rs.22,055