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Thamasoma Jyothirgamaya


Founder-Editor, Compiling & Publishing Ch. Srinivasa Rao Formerly COA, CSIR-NGRI, Hyderabad

Vol. IX

June 2012

No. 208

Estd: January 1993 Counselling & Review: B.J. Acharyulu, Head, F&A, CDFD, Hyderabad E-Mail assistance: D.S. Sundar, Assistant (F&A), NGRI, Hyderabad ___________________________________________________________________________ Orders of Central Govt. which are reproduced in "HARMONY" whether duly endorsed by the CSIR or not, are applicable to its employees to a large extent unless and otherwise such Orders involve financial implications. Articles on Service issues, Management, Motivation, Material Management, Behavioural aspects and related issues are welcome through E-mail or other means. Material published in “HARMONY” can be used with due acknowledgement purely in academic interest. The opinions expressed or inferences drawn in the material published in “HARMONY” do not necessarily reflect the views of Editor or CSIR, New Delhi/Swamy Publishers (P) Ltd., Chennai. The Editor shall not take any responsibility whatsoever for any inaccuracies or claims. “HARMONY” is transmitted through E-mail. All are welcome to enlist for a copy. Mobile: 91-94904 62583 -- Res: 040-2715 0736

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CSIR/GOI ORDERS REVISION OF GRADE PAY IN RESPECT OF GR. C (NON-TECH) EMPLOYEES OF ERSTWHILE GR. D (NON-TECH) In partial modification of CSIR Circular Lr. No.5-1(3)/2008-PD dated 4-10-2008, and in compliance with the decision of 174th meeting of the Governing Body held on 11-8-2009, the Competent Authority has approved the (downward) revision of Grade Pay from Rs.1900/- to Rs.1800/- in the Pay Band-1: Rs.520020200 in respect of Gr. C (Non-Tech.) employees (erstwhile Gr. D (Non-Tech.) who were in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.2650-65-3300-70-4000, and also to the waiver of over-payment made to such employees in consequence of the CSIR letter dated 4-10-2008. [CSIR Lr. No.5-1(3)/2008-PD dt. 2-5-2012] RETURN OF THE REMITTANCES WITHOUT COMPLETE NARRATION AND DELETION OF UNMATCHED SUBSCRIBER All such remittances which do not have the required information of <PAOFINPAO Registration No, Transaction ID> in the designated field will be returned to the remitting Bank Branch by T+2 day (where T is the day of receipt of the funds as Trustee Bank) of receiving such remittance. Further the SCFs which are not matched and booked within 15 days of upload will be deleted from the CRA system. Accordingly with this system in place, the facility of submission of the details related submission of funds for all fresh Transaction IDs (SCFs uploaded on or after 1-5-2012) in the Contribution Funds Transfer Details module will be stopped. Accordingly, CRA is advised to: 1.

Intimate all uploading Offices.


Prominently display the circular issued to the uploading Offices on its Websites -- both Corporate Website as well as the transaction Website.


Not to allow any credit in the pool account from 1-5-2012.


Develop suitable functionality to cancel all such transaction IDs of all SCFs which are not matched and booked after 15 days of upload.


Not to allow any funds transfer details upload for the transaction IDs uploaded on or after 1-5-2012.


Display associated messages (for cancellation of all SCFs, Fund transfer Details upload, etc.) in appropriate language and place.


[CSIR Lr.No.34-2(5)/CSIR/NPS/2012-13 dt. 4-5-2012; FPRDA Circular Lr. No 13/17/ 2012/PFRDA dt. 4-4-2012; NSDL CRA Circular No.CRA/PO&RI/PAO/2012/002 dt 9-4-2012] FINANCIAL UP-GRADATION OF COMMON CADRE OFFICERS UNDER MACPS In order to consider financial up-gradation of Common Cadre Officers (CCOs) under the Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS), data in respect of CCOs eligible for MACPS up to 30-9-2012 are required to be furnished. The requisite information in respect of eligible CCOs of respective Labs./Instts. in the prescribed proforma by 31-5-2012 positively. While forwarding the information, instructions/guidelines contained in CSIR correspondence on the subject may be taken into account. It is also requested to intimate Vigilance/Disciplinary case, if any, is pending against them. ACRs/APARs of the eligible Officers up to the period ending 31-3-2011 may also be completed, if not completed so far. The information may also be sent through e-mail in the MS Word format to: “” [CSIR Lr.No.3-27/2012-E-I dt. 8-5-2012] MAINTENANCE OF APARs/ARPs/PMS IN R/O CHIEF SCIENTISTS In pursuance of CSIR Lr.No.5-1(44)/2008-PD dated 31-10-2008 regarding Reporting and Reviewing of APARs/ARPs/PMS of Chief Scientists by the Director of the concerned Lab./Instt. from the reporting year 31-3-2008 onwards, such APARs/ARPs are not required to be sent to Vigilance Division, CSIR as no action is needed at this end. [CSIR Lr.No.15-3/171/2012-O&M/VIG dt. 8-5-2012] PROPOSALS FOR EXTENSION IN SERVICE IN RESPECT OF SCIENTISTS G/H BEYOND SUPERANNUATION A meeting of the Standing Peer Review Committee (SPRC), is likely to be held sometime during the month of June 2012. Proposals for extension in service beyond superannuation up to the age of 62 years in deserving cases of ScientistsG/H superannuating between October 2012 and March 2013 may be forwarded to CSIR HQs. by 25th May, 2012 positively, in accordance with the instructions contained vide CSIR circular letters on the subject, failing which it may not be possible to place the same before SPRC. Accordingly, the proposals for extension in service along with the following documents may kindly be forwarded to CSIR HQs.:

4 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

15 Sets of bio-data, details of work done, work proposed to be done during the extension period. One-page brief write-up in prescribed format along with its soft copy in word doc file which may be sent by email to: . Justification for extension in service with specific recommendations of the Director. Vigilance Clearance Certificate. Attested copies of up to date APARs/ARPs of the Scientist for the last five years duly completed in all respects.

[CSIR Lr.No.4-38/2012/E-II(PD) dt. 9-5-2012] ALL INDIA TENTATIVE SENIORITY LISTS OF COMMON CADRE OFFICERS AS ON 1-1-2012 All India tentative Seniority Lists of Common Cadre Officers of CSIR as on 01.01.2012 have been sent to all the CSIR Labs./Instts. for information in respect of the various functionaries in Administration, Finance & Accounts, Stores & Purchase cadres and Stenographic cadres. It may be noted that: 1.

The Seniority Lists may be affected by the outcome of various OAs filed against some of the previous DPCs.


The Section Officers appointed under CASE 2009 II and through subsequent DPCs and DTQs have not yet been plotted in the seniority lists of Section Officers. The Tentative Seniority List may kindly be brought to the notice of all CCOs of your Laboratory/Institute. Representations against this tentative seniority list, if any, may be sent to CSIR by 21-5-2012. This Seniority List can also be accessed through CSIR website

[CSIR Lr.No.3-5(b)/2012-E-I dt. 10-5-2012] MOBILITY OF STAFF BETWEEN CSIR AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS: RETENTION OF LIEN The Governing Body in its 180th meeting held on 28-2-2012 ratified the decision of DG, CSIR as Chairman, Governing Body, CSIR notified vide CSIR circular letter of even number dated 9-11-2011 with partial modification of para 2 as under: “The condition of serving CSIR for 3 years after repatriation to CSIR from Foreign Service is removed only in respect of those employees of CSIR who have less than 3 years of service left before superannuation.” [CSIR Lr. No. 5-1(130)/2011-PD dt. 16-5-2012]

5 RECTIFICATION OF ANOMALY FOLLOWING MERGER OF ERSTWHILE GROUP III (1) AND (2) IN CSIR In continuation of CSIR circular letter No. 5-1(3)/2008-PD dated 4-10-2008 and CSIR circular letter No. 5-1(88)/2010-PD dated 21-7-2010, and based on the recommendations of the Committee constituted by the DG, CSIR to consider and recommend the residency period for assessment promotion of Technical Assistants i.e., employees of erstwhile Group III (1) & (2) in the pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800 in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- to the next higher grade of Technical Officer in the pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800 in PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/-, the GB in its 180th meeting held on 28-2-2012 considered the matter and approved the following : i)

All erstwhile Group III (1) & (2) employees, re-designated as Technical Assistant w.e.f. 21-7-2010, on completion of combined residency period of seven years either prior to or on 21-7-2010 will be considered for assessment promotion to the post of Technical Officer w.e.f. 21-7-2010. In case they are not recommended for promotion against the first chance, subsequent chances will be on completion of 8, 9 & 11 years of service, and after remaining for one year at the maximum of the grade. The remaining provisions of para 2.2.3 of Revised MANAS will be applicable to them.


All erstwhile Group III (2) employees who joined prior to 21-7-2010 will continue to be governed by the existing provisions of para 2.2.3 of Revised MANAS for the purpose of assessment promotion to the post of Technical Officer.


All those employees who joined the re-designated post of Technical Assistant on or after 21-7-2010, on completion of residency period of five years, will be considered for assessment promotion to the post of Technical Officer. The remaining provisions of para 2.2.3 of Revised MANAS will be applicable to them.

In case of any pay anomaly arising out of the above rectification of the residency period, the concept of stepping up of pay subject to fulfilling requisite conditions as per rules will be followed. Accordingly, Rule 2.2.3 of Revised MANAS is modified to the extent [CSIR Lr. No. 5-1(23)/2008-PD dt. 17-5-2012] CAREER PROGRERSSION OF ISOLATED CATEGORY STAFF OTHER THAN CSIR RAJBHASHA STAFF Based on the recommendations of the Committee constituted by the Joint Secretary, CSIR to look into the issues concerning the promotional avenues of isolated category staff, except Rabbhasha staff, the Governing Body in its 180th meeting held on 28-2-2012 has approved the following: i)

In respect of isolated staff having residency of 11 years for promotion to the next higher grade, the same is reduced to 10 years.



Incumbents of isolated posts after 11 years in the pre-revised scale of Rs. 5000-8000 and six years in the pre-revised scale of Rs.5500-9000 will be considered for promotion to the revised pay scale of Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/-. These orders will be applicable w.e.f. 17-5-2012.

[CSIR Lr. No. 5-1(12)/2008-PD dt. 17-5-2012] PROVISION FOR DIRECTOR-IN-CHARGE FOR RAB IN ADDITION TO THE POST OF HEAD, RAB CSIR vide its letter No. 5-1(117)/2011-PD dt. 12-10-2011, The performance of Recruitment & Assessment Board (RAB) since its inception in the year 2002 and the various measures that can be taken to improve its current working was discussed at length and it was felt that in order to make it a truly HR Division responsible for understanding the needs of CSIR in terms of manpower recruitment, management, training, career planning and monitoring the performance assessment of Scientists through progressive policy direction and succession planning including selection of Outstanding Scientist (STIO), etc., in future, requires a senior Official of the rank of the Director of CSIR Lab./Instt. who in addition to his current responsibilities can he assigned the work as Director-inCharge, RAB. Accordingly the following amendments to CSIR Notifications No.7/l(4)/2002R&A dated 12-6-2002 and No.7-14(2)/2006-R&A dated 13-3-2007 are made with the approval of the Competent Authority. "There shall he a Director-in-Charge, RAB to be decided by the DirectorGeneral, CSIR from amongst the existing Directors of CSIR Labs./lnstts. Such a Director will carry out the responsibilities of Director-in-Charge, RAB, in addition to his duties as Director of CSIR Lab./Instt., without any additional remuneration. The functions of Director-in-Charge, RAB will be to plan, implement and execute the complete HR profile of Scientific Staff of CSIR which would inter alia include re-fixing Lab.-wise sanctioned strength with reference to emerging areas of R&D in Scientific and Engineering CSIR Labs./Instts., reservation roster provisions, devising recruitment and assessment schedules, career profile of Scientists and their training, etc. The Lab.-wise sanctioned strength will be re-fixed in consultation with Head, PPD, CSIR. The position of Head, RAB will also continue, however, henceforth the Director-in-Charge, RAB will exercise all the powers of Head, RAB w.e.f. 7-102011. The above order has since been ratified by the Governing Body, CSIR at its 180th meeting held on 28-2-2012. [CSIR Lr.No. No. 5-1(117)/2011-PD dt. 21-5-2012]


PROF. SANDEEP K. BASU ASSUMES CHARGE AS CHAIRPERSON, RAB, CSIR Consequent upon his appointment as Chairperson of Recruitment and Assessment Board (RAB),CSIR, Prof. Sandeep K. Basu has assumed charge of the position of Chairperson of the Board in the forenoon of 19th May, 2012. As per terms and conditions of his appointment, he will hold the position for a period of three years from the date of assumption of charge or up to the age of 70 years, whichever is earlier. [CSIR Lr.No. 6-1(34)/2002-Fill dt. 25-5-2012] RELAXATION FOR TRAVEL BY AIR TO VISIT NER UNDER CCS (LTC) RULES, 1988 In continuation of DOPT O.Ms. No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 2-5-2008 and 20-4-2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the relaxation for LTC travel to visit North Eastern Region under CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 contained in the O.M. dated 2-5-2008 is extended further for two more years beyond 1st May, 2012. [CSIR Lr.No. 5-1(17)/2008-PD dt. 28-5-2012; GOI MOPPG&P DOPT O.M.No.F. No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dt. 30-4-2012] PROVIDING COPIES OF ANNUAL CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS TO RETIREES It has been decided that after a period of retention of the ACR/APAR dossier for two years, if a specific written request is received from the concerned retired Officer to this effect, the CR dossier may be provided to him. Before any ACR dossier is weeded out on completion of the normal retention period, it may be certified by the concerned Section that no request for handing over the ACR dossier has been received from that retired Officer. However, if any disciplinary proceedings were pending finalization in respect of the Officer at the time of his retirement, the period of two years shall count from the date of issue of final orders in the disciplinary proceedings. [GOI DOPT O.M.No.21011/1/2005-Estt.(A) (Part III) dt. 2-4-2012; Swamysnews, May 2012, 2-3] AMENDMENTS TO CCS (LEAVE) RULES, 1971 In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, for Rule 39-D, the following rule shall be inserted, namely: Note 1:

The expression “permanent absorption” used in Rule 39-D shall mean the appointment of a Govt. servant in a Public Sector Undertaking or an Autonomous Body for which he had applied through proper channel and resigns from the Govt. service to take up that appointment.

For Rule 12, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:

8 “12. (1) No Govt. servant shall be granted leave of any kind for a continuous period exceeding five years. (2) Unless the President, in view of the exceptional circumstances of the case, otherwise determines, a Govt. servant who remains absent from duty for a continuous period exceeding five years other than on foreign service, with or without leave, shall be deemed to have resigned from the Govt. service. Provided that a reasonable opportunity to explain the reasons for such absence shall be given to that GS before provisions of sub-rule (2) are invoked.” In Rule 43-AA, the existing “Note” shall be numbered as “Note 1” and after Note 1 as so renumbered, the following note shall be inserted, namely – Note 2:

“Child” for the purpose of this rule will include a child taken as ward by the Govt. servant under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 or the personal law applicable to that Govt. servant, provided such a ward lives with the Govt. servant and is treated as a member of the family and provided such Govt. servant has, through a special Will, conferred upon that ward the same status as that of a natural born child.

In the said rules, in Rule 43-B, the following note shall be inserted, namely: Note: “Child” for the purpose of this rule will include a child taken as ward by the Govt. servant under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 or the personal law applicable to that Govt. servant, provided such a ward lives with the Govt. servant and is treated as a member of the family and provided such Govt. servant has, through a special Will, conferred upon that ward the same status as that of a natural born child.” [GOI DOPT Notfn.No.F.No.13026/3/2011-Estt.(L) dt. 28-3-2012; No.13026/2/2010Estt.(L) dt. 29-3-2012; and No.13026/5/2011-Estt.(L) dt. 4-4-2012; Swamysnews, May 2012, 5-7] REVISION OF RATES AND GUIDELINES FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES ON PURCHASE OF HEARING AIDS It has been decided to revise the rates and guidelines for hearing aids to be reimbursed under CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and CGHS. The revised ceiling rate fixed for various types of Hearing Aids (for one year) are as under and the cost shall include all taxes including VAT and shall carry “3 years warranty”. The cost of Analogue BTE/Digital BTE/ITC/CIC type hearing aid shall also include the cost of ear mould: Body-worn/Pocket type Analogue BTE Digital BTE ITC/CIC

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Rs. 2,500/Rs. 7,000/Rs.20,000/Rs.25,000/-


The beneficiaries covered under CS (MA) Rules, 1944/CGHS shall be eligible to obtain hearing aid after the same has been recommended by a Govt. ENT Specialist on the basis of audiometric and audiological assessment. The ENT Specialist shall specify the type of hearing aid most suited for the beneficiary. Replacement of bearing aid may be permitted after 5 years on the basis of condemnation certificate issued by a technical expert and on approval of a Govt. ENT Surgeon. Maintenance and repair will be the responsibility of the beneficiary. The revised rates and guidelines shall come into force w.e.f. 21-3-2012. [GOI MOH O.M.No.S.14025/10/2002/MS dt.21-3-2012; Swamysnews, May 2012, 7-8] RENEWAL OF RECOGNITION OF HEAVY ENGG. CORPN. LTD., HOSPITAL, DHURWA, RANCHI It has been decided to empanel/revise the rates of Heavy Engg. Corpn. Ltd., Dhurwa, Ranchi, Jharkhand under CS (MA) Rules, 1944. The Schedule of charges for the treatment will be the rates fixed for CGHS, Ranchi. The rates are available on the Website of CGHS ( [GOI MOH O.M.No.S.14021/6/2011-MS dt. 23-3-2012; Swamysnews, May, 2012, 1317] RECOGNITION OF INDOREWALA ENT HOSPITAL, NASHIK It has been decided to empanel Indorewala ENT Hospital, Nashik, Maharashtra. The Schedule of Charges for the treatment will be the rates fixed for CGHS, Pune. The rates are available on the Website of CGHS ( [GOI MOH O.M. No.S.14021/14/2011-MS dt. 30-3-2012; Swamysnews, May 2012, 17-21] CONSOLIDATED ORDERS ON RELAXATION IN UPPER AGE-LIMIT ALLOWED TO VARIOUS CATEGORIES OF GOVT. SERVANTS The Orders pertaining to relaxation in upper age to CG servants for recruitment to various categories of posts under the CG have been consolidated once again as follows for guidance: S.No. (1) 1. 2. 3.

Category of persons (2) Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Other Backward Class Persons with Disabilities

Categories of posts

Extent of age concession

(3) All posts filled by Direct Recruitment (DR)

(4) 5 years

All posts filled by Direct Recruitment (DR) i) DR to Group C and erstwhile D (now MTS) posts

3 years 10 years


SC/ST with Disabilities OBC with Disabilities Persons with Disabilities





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SC/ST with Disabilities OBC with Disabilities Retrenched CG employees Whole-Time Cadet Instructors in NCC: (a) Who were released from NCC after the expiry of their initial/extended tenure (b) who were released from NCC before the expiry of their initial/extended tenure Ex-General Reserve Engineer Force Personnel Territorial Army Personnel who have service on the permanent staff of Territorial Army Unit or have been embodied for service under TA Rule 33 for a continuous period of not less than six months Ex-Servicemen SC/ST ExServicemen Disabled Defence Services personnel

ii) Gr. A&B through Open Competitive Examination --

15 years


13 years

DR to Gr. A & B where recruitment is made otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination --

5 years 10 years


8 years

For posts filled otherwise than through UPSC on the basis of competitive tests, i.e., filled through Employment Exchange

Period of previous service under the GoI plus three years

For the purpose of appointment to the posts, recruitment to which is made through the Employment Exchange

Period of service rendered in NCC plus three years

For the purpose of appointment to the posts, recruitment to which is made through the Employment Exchange

Period of service rendered in NCC, plus three years, provided they have served in NCC for a period of not less than six months prior to their release from NCC Period of service in GREF plus 3 years

For posts filled otherwise than through UPSC on the basis of competitive tests, i.e. filled through Employment Exchange For post filled otherwise than through UPSC on the basis of competitive tests, i.e., for posts filled through Employment Exchange

Entire period of embodied service including broken period in the Territorial Army plus three years

Gr. C and erstwhile D posts Gr. C and erstwhile D posts

45 years 50 years

a) Gr. C and erstwhile D posts filled through Employment Exchange b) Gr. A & B posts filled otherwise than through Competitive Examination by

45 years (50 years for SC/ST)

11 UPSC c) All posts filled by Competitive Examination b) Gr. A & B posts filled otherwise than through Competitive Examination by UPSC c) All posts filled by Competitive Examination




Ex-personnel of Army Medical Corps (Short Service Regular Commissioned Officer) Ex-servicemen ECO/SSCO

Departmental Candidates with three years continuous service in Central Govt.

All posts requiring Medical qualification

45 years (50 years for SC/ST) 3 years (8 years for SC/ST) subject to the condition that they would not be allowed to avail of a larger number of chances in respect of recruitment to a service or group of services than the maximum number of chances permissible to any general candidate under the age limit 35 years

Gr. A & B Services/ posts filled by Direct Recruitment otherwise than on a result of any Open All India Competitive Examination held by UPSC subject to the condition that: (i) the continuous service rendered in the Armed Forces by an Ex-Serviceman is not less than six months after attestation ii) resultant age after deducting his age does not exceed the prescribed agelimit by more than 3 years iii) condition prescribed in O.M.No.39016/10/79-Estt.(C) dt. 15-121979 For appointment to any vacancy in Gr. A & B services/posts filled by Direct Recruitment on the results of an All India Competitive Examination held by UPSC, Ex-Service and Commissioned Officers including ECOs/SSCOs who have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment For appointment to Gr. C and erstwhile D (now MTS posts) by Direct Recruitment which are in the same line or allied cadres

Military service plus three years

Gr. A & B posts filled through UPSC

5 years (for posts which are

Up to 40 years of age (45 years for SC/ST)

12 (other than those filled on the basis of competitive examination) and posts which are exempted from purview of UPSC (where recruitment is made by organization themselves)


Widows, divorced women and women judicially separated from their husbands and who are not remarried


Meritorious Sportspersons


Persons who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period between 1-1-1980 and 31-12-1989

Gr. C and erstwhile Gr. D posts under the Central Govt. filled through Staff Selection Commission and Employment Exchange

Gr. A & B posts except where recruitment is made through Open Competitive Examination All Groups of Civil posts/services under the GOI filled otherwise than through Competitive Examinations conducted by UPSC For recruitment to all CCSs and Posts made through UPSC or SSC or otherwise by CG till 31-12-2013

in the same line or allied cadres and where a relationship could be established that the service already rendered in a particular post will be useful for the efficient discharge of the duties of post. Up to the age of 35 years (up to 40 years for of SC/ ST) but no relaxation of educational qualification or method of recruitment.

-doUp to 5 years (10 years for SC/ST) Upper age limit relaxable by five years subject to maximum number of chances permissible under the relevant rules.

For the purposes of the above-mentioned age concessions: i)

“A Retrenched Central Govt. Employee” means a person who was employed under the GOI for a continuous period of not less than six months prior to this retrenchment and was discharged as a result of the recommendation of the Economy Unit or due to normal reduction in Establishment;


”A whole-time Cadet Instructor in NCC” means a person who was recruited as a whole-time Cadet Instructor in NCC on or after 1-1-1963;


“Ex-GREF personnel” means a person who was employed in that Force for at least a continuous period for not less than six months and who was released from that Force on completion of his tenure of service;


“Disabled Ex-Serviceman” means Ex-Serviceman who while serving in the Armed Forces of the Union was disabled in operations against the enemy or in disturbed areas;

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“Ex-Serviceman” means a person, who has served in any rank (whether as a combatant or a non-combatant), in the Armed Forces of the Union, including the Armed Forces of the former Indian States, but excluding the Assam Rifles, Defence Security Corps, General Reserve Engg. Force, Lok Sahayak Sena and Territorial Army, for a continuous period of not less than six months after attestation, and (i) has been released, otherwise than at his own request or by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency, or has been transferred to the reserve pending such release or (iii) has been released at his own request after completing five years’ service in the Armed Forces of the Union.

A Govt. servant is not allowed any relaxation of age for recruitment to Gr. A and B posts on the basis of competitive examination held by the Commission except in cases where it has been specifically provided for in the Scheme of the Examinations approved in consultation with the Commission. The upper age limit for recruitment by the method of Direct Open Competitive to the CCSs and Civil posts specified in the relevant service/ recruitment rules on the date of commencement of the CCSs and Civil posts (Upper age limit for Direct Recruitment) Rules, 1998, shall be increased by two years (Notification No.15012/6/98-Estt.(D) dated 21-12-1998). The “Direct Open Competitive Examination” for the purpose of these rules shall mean Direct Recruitment by Open Competitive Examination conducted by the UPSC or the SSC or any other authority under the CG and it shall not include recruitment through Limited Departmental Examination or through shortlisting or by absorption on transfer or deputation. Copies of previous O.Ms. referred are available at DOPT Website: (>O.Ms. and Orders >Establishment>(A) Administration>(II)Establishment.(g) Age relaxation) [GOI DOPT O.M.No.15012/2/2010-Estt.(D) dt. 27-3-2012; Swamysnews, May 2012, 23-32] INSTRUCTIONS ON SENIORITY In continuation of instructions on seniority contained in DOPT O.M.No.22011/7/1986-Estt.(D) dated 3-7-1986, it is clarified that the model calendar (time schedule) for DPCs as contained in DOPT O.M.No.22011/9/98Estt.(D) dated 8-9-1998 suggests time-frame for conducting/completing formalities for DPC meeting/promotions. The Ministries/Departments have been following financial year, i.e., 1st April to 31st March of next year for completion of Confidential Reports (APARs) should get the select panel approved for the next financial year by 31st March of the previous financial year. Similarly, those Departments which follow calendar year for completion of confidential reports, i.e. 1st January to 31st December should get the select panel approved by 31 st December of the preceding Calendar Year. The year of availability for the purpose of relative seniority of Direct Recruits/Promotees would be same as prescribed in the model calendar for DPCs,

14 i.e., (1) 1st April to 31st March of the next year where confidential reports are completed financial year-wise; and (ii) 1st January to 31st December where confidential reports are completed calendar year-wise. [GOI DOPT O.M.No.F.No.14014/2/2009-Estt.(D) dt. 3-4-2012; 2012, 34]

Swamysnews, May

COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT -- CLARIFICATIONS The following issues are hereby clarified in respect of a person appointed as Trainee on compassionate ground â&#x20AC;Ś 1.

.. enjoys the status of a Govt. servant from initial day and will be allowed all the allowances and benefits allowed to a Govt. servant.


.. has to acquire minimum educational qualifications in 5 years.


..the belated case of compassionate appointment is to be considered as per the revised Recruitment Rules for the Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS) posts.


..the probation period will begin only from the date he/she acquires minimum educational qualification and such person will be on probation for a period specified in the Recruitment Rules of the post/grade against which he/she is being appointed.

5. entitled to all kinds of leave applicable to a regular Govt. servant.

6. eligible to avail Medical Facilities/Benefits of CGEGIs/CGHS available to holder of post in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.4440-7440 without any grade pay.


.. may be granted by the competent authority, short term advances with advances of pay recoverable in not more than 3 installments and advance of travelling allowances, festival advances, advances in lieu of leave salary and advances for purchase of bicycle, warm clothing and table fans without production of surety, provided the such authority is satisfied that the same could be fully recovered or adjusted during the period of temporary employment of the said Govt. servant concerned. In case of all other advances, a Trainee would be required to produce surety from a permanent central Govt. servant, the surety bond being cancelled in the event of their confirmation in the permanent post.


.. is to be allowed LTC concession only on completion of one year service.


.. is allowed increment at normal rates in the pay scale of -1S till he/she acquires minimum educational qualification.


.. is allowed children Education Allowance as per the admissible rates.


.. is not entitled for OTA during the period he/she continue as Trainee.



.. has the status of Govt. servant from initial day, as such, dependants would be eligible for compassionate appointment in the event of his/her death in harness.


In case of appointment of a widow not fulfilling the requirement of educational qualification against the post of MTS, she will be placed in Gr. C Pay Band-1: Rs.5200-20200 plus Grade Pay: Rs.1800 directly without insisting on fulfilment of educational qualification norms, provided the appointing authority is satisfied that the duties of the post against which she is being appointed can be performed with help of some on job training. This dispensation is to be allowed for appointment on compassionate ground against the post of MTS only.

[GOI DOPT O.M.No.F.No.14014/2/2009-Estt.(D) dt. 3-4-2012; 2012, 34-37]

Swamysnews, May

MINIMUM AGE FOR ANY CHILD FOR CLAIMING REIMBURSEMENT OF CEA/HOSTEL SUBSIDY There will be no minimum age for any child for claiming reimbursement of Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy vide DOPT O.M. No.12011/07(ii)2011Estt.(AL) dated 21-2-2012 which has been published in Swamysnews, April 2012 at Sl.No.43. DOPT letter dated 12-12-2011 published in Swamysnews, January 2012 at page 82 may also be referred. [Swamysnews, May 2012, 76-77]



INTERNET.. TO .. INTRANETâ&#x20AC;Ś JUST TRY IT... (Courtesy: Col. Suresh Kandoth, MD) ACIDITY Acidity is one of the most common disease people encounter in their daily life. The home remedy for Acidity is Raw Grains of Rice. The Process: 1. 2. 3.

Take 8 - 10 grains of raw uncooked rice Swallow it with water before having your breakfast or eating anything in the morning Do this for 21 days to see effective results and continuously for 3 months to eliminate acidity from the body

The Cure: Reduces acid levels in the body and makes you feel better by the day. CHOLESTEROL Cholesterol problem accompanies with Hypertension and Heart Problems. This is also one of the common problems in people who have High Blood Pressure and Diabetes. The home remedy for Cholesterol problem is RAW SUPARI. The Process: 1. 2. 3.

Take Raw Supari (Betel Nut that is not flavored) and slice them or make pieces of the same Chew it for about 20-40 minutes after every meal Spit it out

The Cure: When you chew the Supari, the saliva takes in the juice that is generated and this acts like a Blood Thinner. Once your blood becomes free flowing, it brings down the pressure in the blood flow, thereby reducing Blood Pressure too.


BLOOD PRESSURE One of the simple home remedy cure for Blood Pressure is Fenugreek seeds (Methi seeds) The Process: 1. 2.

Take a pinch of Raw Fenugreek Seeds, about 8 - 10 seeds Swallow it with water before taking your breakfast, every morning

The Cure: The seeds of Fenugreek are considered good to reduce the blood pressure. DIABETES There are 2 home remedies for Diabetes. One is Ladies Finger and the other is Black Tea. Black Tea: Due to high medication, the organ that is worst affected is the Kidney. It has been observed that Black Tea (tea without milk, sugar or lemon) is good for the Kidney. Hence a cup of black tea every morning is highly advisable. The Process: 1. Boil water along with the tea leaves (any tea leaves will do). 2. Drink the concoction without adding milk, sugar or lemon. The Cure: Black Tea will help in enhancing the function of the kidney, thereby not affecting it more. LADIES FINGER or OKRA: Ladies finger is considered to be a good home medicine for diabetes. The Process: 1. 2.

Slit the ladies finger into 2 halves vertically and soak it in water overnight. The next morning, remove the ladies fingers and drink the water, before having your breakfast.

The Cure: After the ladies fingers are soaked overnight in the water, you can observe that the water becomes sticky in the morning. This sticky water is considered to be good for people who suffer from Diabetes.

18 OIL-PULLING Dr. Med. Karch, a Russian, introduced a simple process for the Human body by using oil. This was further popularized by Lt. Col. T. Koteswara Rao (Retd.). Initially it causes doubts, but after trying it out the results are astonishing. The Process: 1.

Take one spoon of refined oil in the mouth on an empty stomach early in the morning, before eating or drinking anything.


Without much effort or speed, slowly suck and pull the oil through the teeth. Gurgle the oil within closed mouth for 15-20 minutes.


During this process, the oil becomes liquid and white like milk. Spit the liquid out and wash your mouth thoroughly, preferably with warm water.


DO NOT SWALLOW the oil as it contains toxins and harmful bacteria drawn from the body through the saliva. Continue this process everyday for better results.

The Cure: Any cooking oil can be used, but the most preferred is the Sesame Oil. The process of Oil-Pulling can give relief and cure Headaches, Asthma, Bad Breath, Nose Block, Tooth Pain, Acidity, Ulcers, Cracked Feet, Joint Pains, Stomach Problems, Problems related to Lungs, Liver & Nerves. Who can practice this: Oil Pulling can be practiced by all from the age of 5 years onwards for any type of health problems. People who are in a habit of taking a lot of medicines should try this, as it will release a lot of toxins from the body.



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Harmony- June- 2012