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Declaration of Public Holiday on 15.10.2014 – General Assembly Elections in Maharashtra – Orders issued.

Madam Cama Road, Hutatma Rajguru Chowk, Mantralaya,
Mumbai 400 032, dated the 7th October 2014.
No. PHD. 1114/C.R.343/2014/XXIX.— In exercise of the powers entrusted to the Government of Maharashtra by the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs vide its Notification No.39/1/68/Judi-III, dated the 8th May 1968 under section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 (XXVI of 1881), the Government of Mnharashtra hereby declares as a Public Holiday in the State, on the day of Polling i.e. Wednesday, 15th October 2014 for the General Assembly Elections.
The Departments of Mantralaya are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of  the Corporations / Undertakings and Semi-Government bodies under their administrative control and advise them to extend the facility to the employees.
By order and in the name of the Governor of Maharashtra,
Deputy Secretary to Government.

Rs. 10 Lakh Compensation if Government Employee Dies During Election Duty
The Tamil Nadu Election Commission’s Chief Commissioner, Praveen Kumar says that the Election Commission has announced a compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs for employees who die while on election duties.
Normally during state elections, more than 3 lakh state and Central Government employees, including teachers, local police personnel, police personnel from the neighboring states, paramilitary forces and private videographers, participate.
If death occurs in poll-related violence or if the employee dies of cardiac arrest while on election duty, his/her family was, until now, given a compensation of Rs. 5 lakhs. This has been increased to Rs. 10 lakhs from 2014 onwards. Under this scheme, personnel who had died on duty during the May elections will be paid a compensation of Rs. 10 lakhs, says Praveen Kumar.
If the death is unfortunately caused due to any violent acts of extremist or unsocial elements like, road mines, bomb blasts, armed attacks, etc., the amount of compensation would be Rs.20 lakhs. In the case of permanent disability, like loss of limb, eye sight, etc., a minimum ex-gratia payment of Rs.5 lacs would be given to the official (which would be doubled in the case of such mishaps being caused by extremist or unsocial elements as aforesaid)


Centre considering cancellation of Ration Card Supplies for Tax Payers

Ram Vilas Paswan, the Minister for Consumer Affairs, Food and Distribution, has said that the Centre is giving serious thoughts about cancelling the distribution of ration supplies to tax-paying members of the public.

While talking to news persons, he said that the Government’s intention is to bring everybody under the Food Safety Act. The difficult task of identifying the real beneficiaries of this scheme and to provide food grains to them, has started. Instead of identifying the poor people who desperately need this scheme, it is easier to remove the ones who don’t need the benefits of it.

The Government is considering cancellation of supply of food grains through the ration cards to those who are paying taxes. Supplies have already been cancelled to Class 1 and 2 Government officials in Madhya Pradesh., who pay taxes. We have requested other state governments to follow this
Distribution works carried out by the PDS is very unsatisfactory. Food grains are not being provided to the poor and the needy. There are countless complaints against the Public Distribution System. The Minister has promised to conduct enquirers into them

Participation of Women in Central Government Services

An interesting data collected from the reply of Minister Dr.Jitendra Singh in Parliament that the percentage of women in the Central Government services and their age limit for entry. Details of percentage of women in Government service over the years, as per the Census of Central Government Employees, 2012, released by Directorate General Employment & Training are given below in the table.
In order to encourage the women to join Government service, they are provided some special facilities as under:
(i) maternity leave (ii) child care leave (iii) child adoption leave (iv) special allowance to women with disability (v) provision of crèche facility (vi) posting of husband and wife at the same station (vii) special priority in allotment of residential accommodation (viii) provision for protection of women from acts of sexual harassment (ix) age relaxation for appointment to widows, divorced woman and woman judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried (x) special dispensation for woman officers of All India Services of North East cadre (xi) change of Cadre in case of marriage of All India Service Officer and (xii) exemption from payment of fee for examinations conducted by the Union Public Service Commission and Staff Selection Commission.
Also, as per the recommendations of the 62nd Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee, publicity to encourage women to prefer/ join Government.
There is a provision for age relaxation for appointment in Government service for Widows, divorced Women and Women judicially separated from husbands and not re- married, upto 35 years for posts of Group C filled through Staff Selection Commission/ Employment Exchange (upto 40 years for members of Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes).
Total No. of employees
(in lakhs)
No. of Women employees
(in lakhs)

1) Countersignature of two permanent government employees in the undertaking is not required for Compassionate Appointment
2)Existing Indian Railways Network, its Operations and its Core Activities Will Remain with the Indian Railways Only and not Open for Privatization: 

3)RTI online Certificate Course conducted by the Department of Personnel and Training.


Travelling Allowance Rules-Boarding Pass should be submitted along with TA bills
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block. New Delhi
Dated the 8th October 2014
Office Memorandum
Subject: Travelling Allowance (TA) Rules-Submission of Boarding Pass along with TA bills- reg.
References have been received in this Department seeking review of the existing guidelines relating to submission of Boarding Passes alongwith TA bills for air journeys performed on Government account.
2. O/o Controller General of Accounts have clarified that as per provisions of Civil Accounts Manual Pay and Account Offices are mandated to ask the DDOs to produce records to ensure that the journey for which TA is being claimed, was actually performed and DDOs may accordingly be asked to enclose the Boarding Passes with the TA bills.
3. Since submission of Boarding Passes as proof of having undertaken the journey is a requirement under the rules and procedures for passing TA claims, all concerned arc required to follow these instructions. Ministries/Departments etc. are accordingly advised that these instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned for strict compliance.
(Subash Chand)
download : Travelling Allowance Rules-Boarding Pass should be submitted along with TA bills - Finance ministry Order.

2)Pre 2006 Pensioners Arrears from 01.01.2006 Law Ministry’s advise to DOP & PW.



1)Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led NDA government has launched a Biometric Attendance System (BAS) for government employees. Attendance.gov.in has been launched to keep a track on the attendance records of employees

 2)Non submission of Boarding Pass for settlement of T.A. Claims
3) Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts Amendment Rules,2014.  

4)Death of the pensioner with no claimant authorized for familypension in the same PPO
5) Online booking for temporary allotment of earmarked Bungalow at No.5, Ashoka Road, New Delhi for marriage, social purposes .
6)Printing of Railway Helpline Number 1322 on the reverse of the ticket.

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World Post Day 2014.

Posts everywhere are celebrating World Post Day on 9 October. Listen to UPU Director General Bishar A. Hussein's annual message on how postal services are claiming their place in the changing communication landscape.

Increase in Family Pension-The demand of the Staff Side was agreed to be specifically referred to the 7th CPC.

1)Demands for DA Merger & Interim Relief strengthen Once again…NC JCM Staff Side emergency meeting on October 12.
2) MACP on Hierarchy: Pr. CAT directs to implement the judgement of High Court   Click here to see the details

3) Clarifications on different scenarios being faced or likely to be faced by post alter offices implementation of CBS.    Click here to see the details

4)Regarding delegation of powers of revision to the Heads of Circles (other thanThe Heads of Circles of Senior Administrative Grade) under Rule 29 Sub - rule(1) of clause (VI) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965. *issue of clarification       Click here to see the details


1)clarification issued by  Director (SR & LEGAL ) on Membership of the service Association 
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2)Children Education Allowance to third child when first child is not in a position to go to school  
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Early Closure of Offices on 1st October, 2014 in connection with  Swachch Bharat campaign

As communicated vide Secretary (Postal Services Board) D.O. No.87-04/2014-Coordn/O&M dated 29th September, 2014 all the Officers and Staff will come to office by 9.30 AM on 2nd October, 2014 and take pledge at 9.45 AM. The employees are also to voluntarily carry out cleanliness of their office premises from inside and outside.  Click here to view

1)Delhi: Law Minister's surprise visit to post office, seeks explanation behind the mess.

 2)CAT Hyderabad RTP (APS) Services for MACP

3) Frequently Asked Questions on LTC entitlements of Fresh Recruit .
4) ) Secretary Posts appealed to donate one day salary to Prime Ministers Relief FUND.


1)October 2 is No More a Holiday – It’s Clean India Day
2)Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised rates with effect from 01-01-2012 onwards – Reg.
3)Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N.
4)Due Date for filing of return of Income for Assessment Year 2014-15 Extended from 30th September, 2014 to 30th November, 2014 in Specified Cases.
5)Grant of extension/re-employment to Central Government servants beyond the age of superannuation