Thursday, December 8, 2016

CABINET APPROVES INCLUSION/AMENDMENTS IN THE CENTRAL LIST OF OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Cabinet
30-November-2016 19:34 IST

Cabinet approves inclusion/Amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes notified in respect of States of Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand 

            The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to notify inclusion/Amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes notified in respect of States of Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand. 

            On the recommendation of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), a total of 2479 Entries for inclusion, including its synonyms, sub-castes, etc. in the Central List of Other Backward Classes have been notified in 25 States and 6 Union Territories. The last such notification was issued till September, 2016. Meanwhile more advices for inclusion of castes/communities and corrections in the existing list of OBCs for the State of Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand have been received from NCBC. Accordingly, a total of 28 changes recommended by NCBC in respect of 8 states including Jammu and Kashmir (15 new entries, 09 synonyms/sub-castes and 04 corrections) have been notified. 

            The changes will enable the persons belonging to these castes/ communities to avail the benefits of reservation in Government services and posts as well as in Central Educational Institutions as per the existing policy. They will also become eligible for benefit under the various welfare schemes, scholarships etc. being administered by the Central Government, which are at present available to the persons belonging to the Other Backward Classes. 

Background 

            The NCBC was set up in pursuance to the Supreme Court judgement in the Indra Sawhney case as per the NCBC Act 1993. Section 9 ("Functions of the Commission") of the NCBC Act 1993 states as under: 

            (i) The Commission shall examine requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists and tender such advice to the Central Government as it deems appropriate. 

            (ii) The advice of the Commission shall ordinarily be binding upon the Central Government. 
REVERTING OF NPS EMPLOYEES TO OLD PENSION SCHEME FROM THE DATE OF ARISING VACANCY - GOVT. WILL FILE APPEAL IN THE HIGH COURT AGAINST CAT JUDGMENT: RAJYASABHA Q&A

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1506
ANSWERED ON-29.11.2016

Revision of NPS employees to Old Pension Scheme

1506 . Shri Neeraj Shekhar

(a) whether Central Administrative Tribunal, Ernakulam bench has ordered the Central Government to revert the employees who had joined after 1st January, 2004 under NPS to Old Pension Scheme and has observed that date of vacancy should be the basis for inclusion under NPS or Old Pension Scheme instead of date of joining, if so, details thereof;

(b) whether Government has reverted them to Old Pension Scheme, if so, details thereof, if not, reasons therefore; and

(c) whether Government would issue notification for all Central/State Governments and Autonomous Organizations employees in this regard, as per the above orders, if not reasons therefore?

ANSWER

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance

(a) The Hon’ble Central Administrative Tribunal (CAT) in its judgment has declared that the applicants of Original Application No. 20/2015 are deemed to have been appointed from the date of vacancy arose and they shall be included in the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

(b) No Sir. It has been decided to file a petition before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala against the orders of Hon’ble CAT in Original Application No. 20/2015.

(c) No Sir, as it has been decided to file a petition before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala against the orders of Hon’ble CAT in Original Application No. 20/2015.

Source: http://rajyasabha.nic.in/
CCS (CCA) RULES, 1965 - CLARIFICATION REGARDING EFFECT OF WARNING, CENSURE ETC ON PROMOTION. TO VIEW, PLEASE  CLICK HERE. 

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CHANGE OF DATE OF HOLIDAY ON ACCOUNT OF MILAD-UN-NABI OR ID-E-MILAD DURING 2016 FOR ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES LOCATED AT DELHI/NEW DELHI.  TO VIEW, PLEASE CLICK  HERE. 
Memorandum Submitted to Hon’ble Finance Minister conveying our views and demands for inclusion in General Budget 2016-17.

Click here to view - Memorandum

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

29th MEETING OF STANDING COMMITTEE OF VOLUNTARY AGENCIES (SCOVA) UNDER THE CHAIRMANSHIP OF HONARABLE MOS (PP)

40th Anniversary celebration's Clossing ceremony of Confederation of Puducherry Government employees association & inauguration of newly built Conference Hall of the Union.






Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions

RBI/2016-17/170
DPSS.CO.PD No.1421/02.14.003/2016-17
December 02, 2016

The Chairman and Managing Director / Chief Executive Officers All Scheduled Commercial Banks including RRBs / Urban Co-operative Banks/State Co-operative Banks / District Central Co-operative Banks/Authorised Card Payment Networks / White Label ATM Operators/Payments Banks / Small Finance Banks

Dear Madam / Sir,

Aadhaar-based Authentication for Card Present Transactions
A reference is invited to our circular DPSS.CO.PD.No.892/02.14.003/2016-17 dated September 29, 2016 wherein banks were advised to ensure that all new card present acceptance infrastructure deployed with effect from January 1, 2017 are enabled for processing payment transactions using Aadhaar-based biometric authentication also.

2. It has been brought to our notice that the rate of deployment of acceptance infrastructure has slowed down owing to the mismatch between demand and supply of such Aadhaar-enabled devices. Therefore, on a review, it has been decided to extend the time for deployment of Aadhaar-enabled devices till June 30, 2017. However, banks may continue to make necessary arrangements, including changes as host-end, network level and device readiness, as required to ensure adherence to above instructions.

3. Further, it is also clarified that the instructions contained in our circular dated September 29, 2016 are for deployment of new card acceptance infrastructure. As regards enablement of existing card acceptance infrastructure for processing payment transactions using Aadhaar-based biometric authentication, the timeline will be advised in due course.

4. This directive is issued under Section 10(2) read with Section 18 of Payment and Settlement Systems Act 2007 (Act 51 of 2007).

5. Please acknowledge the receipt of this circular.

Yours faithfully,
(Nanda S. Dave)
Chief General Manager
An important clarification issued by Department of Post.


RESERVATION ON PROMOTION FOR SC ST PROMOTED ON THEIR OWN MERIT



Delegation of powers to Heads of Departments in various Ministries/Departments for settling permission cases and post facto approval relating to referral system and medical reimbursement under CGHS - Enhancement of ceiling rate from Rs. 2 Lakhs to Rs. 5 Lakhs without consultation of IFD of concerned Ministry.