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1)Limit for payment of Death Gratuity to Minor in case of absence of natural Guardian – Death gratuity in respect of a minor to the extent of 20% or Rs.1.50 lakh, whichever is less allowed without production of guardianship certificate

RBE No. 077/2015
No. F(E)-III/2008/PN1/12
New Delhi. Dated: 29 .01 .2015.
The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian RailwaysIProduction Units/DSO.
(As per mailing list)
Subject: Payment of Death Gratuity to a minor-regarding.
A copy ‘ of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)’s OM No.7/3/2013-P&W(F) dated 02/12/2014 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.
2. The instruction enhancing the ceiling limit of gratuity from Rs. 5000/- to Rs.10,000/- in such cases was issued vide Board’s letter No. F(E)III/88/PN1/42 dated 20.10.1989.
3. Please acknowledge receipt.
D.A.: As above
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III,
2)Backlog Vacancies
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Backlog Vacancies
As per data collected till 31.12.2014, during the period 1.4.2012 to 31.12.2014, 19,676 backlog reserved vacancies of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes were filled up in Central Government Departments/attached and subordinate offices, Banks etc.
Government constituted a Committee in July 2013 under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment to make an in depth analysis of the reasons for backlog of filling up of reserved vacancies and suggest measures to enhance the employability of reserved category candidates. The Committee submitted its report in May, 2014. Subsequent to the receipt of the recommendations of the Committee, the matter has been examined by this Department. Time bound action has been finalized and intimated to all concerned Departments/ Ministries on 20.11.2014 for implementation. The Action Plan includes study of reasons for non-filling of backlog reserved vacancies; review of prescribed standards, if required; conducting Special Recruitment Drive and conducting pre-recruitment training programmes.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in Prime Minister’s office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Shri Ravneet Singh, Shri Sankar Prasad Datta and Shri S.P. Muddahanume Gowda in the Lok Sabha today.