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Increment Day for Central Government employees – 1st July of every year

As per the 6th Pay Commission CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2008, provisions of Rule 10 with effect from 1.1.2006, uniform date of increment was implemented for all Central Government employees i.e. 1st July of every year. One more condition for getting increment is provided in this rule, completing six months in the same pay as on 1st of July are only eligible to be granted the annual increment.  Who have not rendered six months period of service as on first of a year will not be eligible to draw increment on that day and their date of increment will fall 12 months later on the next 1st of July. Continue reading Increment Day for Central Government employees – 1st July of every year

FINMIN ORDERS : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2012

No.1(8)/2012-E-II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 28th September, 2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2012.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.1(1)/2012-E-II (B) dated 3rd April, 2012 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 65% to 72% with effect from 1st July, 2012. Continue reading FINMIN ORDERS : Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.7.2012

Release of additional installment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners.

The Union Cabinet today approved release of additional instalment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief to pensioners as due from 01.07.2011 at the rate of 7 per cent over the existing rate of 51 per cent.

The total financial implications on account of both Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief would be Rs.7228.76 crore per annum and Rs.4819.22 crore in the current financial year.

Central government staff to get bonus

Ahead of the festival season, the Government today announced an ad-hoc bonus of up to Rs 3,500 to Group C and D central government employees and personnel of the armed and para military forces.

The government has sanctioned grant of non-productivity linked bonus (ad-hoc bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2010-11 to the central government employees (Group C and D), a Finance Ministry’s office memorandum said.

The limit for bonus is Rs 3,500, it added. The bonus will also be given to all non-gazetted employees in Group B, who are not covered by any productivity- linked bonus scheme.

“The payment will also be admissible to the central Police and para-military personnel and personnel of armed forces,” it added.

Govt approves 6 pc hike in dearness allowance | DA Hike

In a bid to provide relief from high inflation, the government today increased dearness allowance (DA) by 6 per cent to 51 per cent, benefiting over 50 lakh central government employees and 38 lakh pensioners.
The combined impact of the hike will be Rs 5,715.90 crore per annum. However in the next financial year, the burden on the exchequer would be Rs 6,668.52 crore after the additional 6 per cent DA payout is factored in from January 1 to March 31 this year.The increased DA, which will be effective from January 1, is provided to government staff and pensioners to compensate them for rising prices. The DA is paid at 45% of basic pay. The hike in DA by 6% would be in accordance with the formula prescribed by Sixth Pay Commission. Presently, the DA is paid at 45 per cent of basic pay.

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Calculate Pension/Gratuity/Dearness Relief/Commutation for pensioners | Online Calculators

Tired of searching Web for reliable pension/DA/gratuity calculator? Pensioner’s Portal from Government Of India  provides the retired civil pensioners readymade calculators for calculating basic pension, family pension, gratuity & commutation based on the recommendation of Fifth and Sixth Central Pay Commissions. This service also calculates Revised Pension for pre-2006 pensioners, based on the recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission. Follow the given links :

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Basic Pension , Family Pension & Commuted Pension Calculator
Gratuity Calculator
Continue reading Calculate Pension/Gratuity/Dearness Relief/Commutation for pensioners | Online Calculators

Mysore will be first to get UID numbers

Mysoreans can take pride in being the first in the country to be assigned Unique ID numbers. The Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) tested its mechanism in April-May across Mysore and Tumkur districts.

Now that the Mysore district administration has an action plan in place, the UIDAI and Karnataka’s e-governance department will allot Aadhaar, the 12-digit UID numbers, in October. UIDAI deputy director-general Ashok Dalwai on Wednesday said: ”The mechanism to allot the numbers has been fine-tuned here and the system is ready to allot the numbers, the first in India.”

Pilot projects were launched elsewhere in the nation. Andhra Pradesh is also ready to issue the numbers but it could take some more time. The enrolment agencies are ready and the ground work to set up enrolment centres is on, he explained. The protocol devised by Karnataka will be replicated across India. The allotment will start in mid-October and completed by the year-end. Simultaneously, Tumkur district will also be covered by year-end.

 

10 pc hike in Central government employees and pensioners’ DA

The government today hiked the central dearness allowance by 10 percentage points to 45 per cent of basic pay, a double “festival” gift after yesterday’s move to raise provident fund savings rates.Today’s increase, cleared by the Union cabinet and taking retrospective effect from July this year, brings employees within sniffing distance of a larger bonanza.

When the DA rate crosses 50 per cent, as expected next year, all allowances will go up 25 per cent, according to the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations.Last March, the employees had got an 8 per cent DA hike, effective from January, though inflation was around 10 per cent in the preceding few months.

Around 50 lakh central employees an Continue reading 10 pc hike in Central government employees and pensioners’ DA

How to apply for passport?

1. Get the Passport Application Form: One can apply for Passport through Online Registration, (after doing online registration, get print outs of the application form) click here for details for Online Registration. Apart from this applicant can submit directly in the respective passport office/ DPCs/Speed post centers, get the relevant application form from here.

2. How to fill the Form: The Passport Application Form is Machine Readable. Please follow the instructions as follows:

  • Use capital letters only. Particulars given in the form will be printed in the passport. Therefore, please be careful in filling up the form and avoid any mistakes.
  • Use black/blue ball pen only
  • Do not fill the form with pencils or ink-pen.
  • While filling up the boxes, kindly leave one box blank after each completed word.
  • Write clearly within the box without touching the boundaries.
  • Adjust the information to fit within the number of given boxes.
  • Do not write anything outside the box.  Avoid over-writing
  • Incomplete application will not be accepted.

Columnwise Guidelines for filling the application form can be had from here.

Continue reading How to apply for passport?

Information for On-Line Passport Applicants

Presently the online Registration for General Public is available at

1.Ahmedabad 7. Chandigarh 13. Panaji 19. Kolkata 25. Nagpur 31. Srinagar
2. Amritsar 8. Chennai 14. Guwahati 20. Kozhikode 26. Patna 32. Surat
3. Bangalore *** 9. Cochin 15. Hyderabad ## 21. Lucknow 27. Pune 33. Thane
4. Bareilly 10. Dehradun 16. Jaipur 22. Madurai 28. Raipur 34. Trichy
5. Bhopal 11. Delhi 17. Jallandhar 23. Malapuram 29. Ranchi 35. Trivandrum
6. Bhubaneshwar 12. Ghaziabad 18. Jammu 24. Mumbai 30. Shimla 36. Vizag
37. Coimbatore

***For Bangalore pl refer Home Page Continue reading Information for On-Line Passport Applicants

Census of India | 2011 | FAQ

A. What is Census? How is it useful?

Census 2011 - Logo Explanation

The Indian Census is the most credible source of information on Demography (Population characteristics), Economic Activity, Literacy & Education, Housing & Household Amenities, Urbanization, Fertility and Mortality, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Language, Religion, Migration, Disability and many other socio-cultural and demographic data since 1872. Census 2011 will be the 15th National Census of the country. This is the only source of primary data at village, town and ward level. It provides valuable information for planning and formulation of polices for Central & State Governments and is widely used by National & International agencies, scholars, business people, industrialists, and many more. The delimitation/reservation of Constituencies – Parliamentary/Assembly/Panchayats and other Local Bodies is also done on the basis of the demographic data thrown up by the Census. Census is the basis for reviewing the country’s progress in the past decade, monitoring the on-going schemes of the Government and most importantly, plan for the future. That is why the slogan of Census 2011 is “Our Census, Our Future“. Continue reading Census of India | 2011 | FAQ

Annapurna Scheme: Ministry of Rural Development

Name of the Scheme : Annapurna Scheme

Sponsored by : Central Government

Funding Pattern : The entire fund is financed by the Central government.

Ministry/Department : Department of Rural Development

Description
The Annapurna Scheme aims at providing food security to those senior citizens who have remained uncovered under the National Old Age Pension Scheme (NOAPS) despite being eligible for the scheme. Under the Annapurna Scheme, 10 Kg of food-grains per month are to be provided free of cost to the beneficiaries. Continue reading Annapurna Scheme: Ministry of Rural Development

Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme: Ministry of Rural Development

Name of the Scheme : Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme

Sponsored by : Both: Central & State Government

Funding Pattern
The Scheme is implemented as a Centrally-Sponsored Scheme on a cost sharing basis between the Center and the State in the ratio of 90 and 10 percentages.

Ministry/Department : Department of Rural Development

Description
The Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme aims at enhancing the livehood security of people in rural areas by guaranteeing hundred days of wage-employment in a financial year to a rural household whose adult members volunteer to do unskilled manual work.

Beneficiaries : Individual,other,

Other Beneficiaries : Rural Person.

Benefit Type : Others,Material

Other Benefits : Employment.

Eligibility criteria
This scheme can be availed by adult members of any rural household who are willing to do public work-related to unskilled manual work at a minimum wage of Rs.100 per day.

How to Avail
The unemployed adults are required to contact the Gram Panchayat in order to avail the scheme.

Validity of the Scheme

Introduced On
02 / 02 / 2006

Valid Upto
27 / 04 / 2011

Reference URL : http://nrega.nic.in/netnrega/home.aspx)

Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS): Ministry of Rural Development

Name of the Scheme : Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS)

Sponsored by : Both: Central & State Government

Funding Pattern : Fund is financed as 50:50 between Central and State governments.

Ministry/Department : Department of Rural Development

Description
Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS) is implemented by Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. The pension is given to the widows aged between 45 and 64 years of age. The applicant should be a household below the Poverty Line as per criteria prescribed by the Government of India. The pension amount is Rs. 200 per month per beneficiary and the concerned state government is also urged to provide the equal amount to the person. The pension is to be credited into a post office or public sector bank account of the beneficiary. The pension will be discontinued if there is the case of remarriage or once the widow moves above the poverty line. Continue reading Indira Gandhi National Widow Pension Scheme (IGNWPS): Ministry of Rural Development

National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS): Ministry of Rural Development

Name of the Scheme : National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS)

Sponsored by : Central Government

Funding Pattern : The entire fund is financed by the Central government.

Ministry/Department : Department of Rural Development

Description
National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS) is implemented by the Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India to assist the families living under Below the Poverty Line. The financial assistance is given to the family on the death of the breadwinner in the family. The death of such primary breadwinner should have occurred whilst he or she is 18 to 64 years of age. The amount of assistance is Rs. 10,000. Continue reading National Family Benefit Scheme (NFBS): Ministry of Rural Development

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