Friday, December 28, 2012

House Building Advance to Central Government Employees

1. The Scheme of House Building Advance to Central Government Employees is aimed at providing assistance to the Government employees to construct/acquire house/flats of their own. The scheme was introduced in 1956, as a welfare measure. Ministry of Urban Development & Poverty Alleviation act as the nodal Ministry for the same.

2. House Building Advance is admissible to all those temporary employees also who have rendered 10 years of continuous service. The Ministries/Departments are delegated powers to sanction House Building Advance to their employees in accordance with the House Building Advance Rules.

3.With effect from 27-11-2008, the following provisions of grant of House Building Advance shall be in operation, until further orders:-

(i).The maximum limit for grant of HBA shall be 34 months' of pay in the pay band subject to a maximum of Rs. 7.50 lakh or cost of the house or the repaying capacity whichever is the least, for new construction/purchase of new house/flat.

(ii).The maximum limit for grant of HBA for enlargement of existing house shall be 34 months' pay in the pay band subject to a maximum of Rs. 1.80 lakh or cost of the enlargement or repaying capacity, whichever is the least.

(iii).The cost ceiling limit shall be 134 times the pay in the pay band subject to a minimum of Rs.7.50 lakh and a maximum of Rs.30 lakh relaxable up to a maximum of 25% of the revised maximum cost ceiling of Rs.30 lakh.

4. The rate of interest on House Building Advance is between 5% to 9.5% ,depending on the loan amount.

5. The repaying capacity of Govt. servants who have more than 20 years of remaining service has been revised from 35% to 40% of pay. (Pay means pay in the pay band).

6. The salient features of House Building Advance Rules are as follows-


Promotions & Postings of officers of lndian Postal Service

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

E-MahaShabdkosh : English - Hindi Dictionary

         Department of Official Language in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India has been in the business of promoting use of Hindi in Central Government offices and organizations. Over a period of time, a number of measures have been taken to encourage increased use of Hindi in the functioning of the Government officials at the Centre. Experience has proved that a large number of officials and staff under the Central Govt. offices and organizations are keen to increasingly use Hindi for their day to day business and are not able to effectively use the language due to lack of adequate facilities. Ways and means to provide effective facilities for smooth functioning in Hindi have been considered by the Government. The idea of promoting Hindi making use of the modern technology through the electronic media has emerged as a solution to the problems faced by those who are desirous of working in Hindi and are hesitant to do so due to inadequate facilities.

संसदीय राजभाषा समिति - निरीक्षण प्रश्नावली : COMMITTEE OF PARLIAMENT ON OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

केन्द्र सरकार के मंत्रालयों/विभागों/संबद्ध और अधीनस्थ कार्यालयों/ उपक्रमों/संस्थानों आदि में हिन्दी के प्रयोग से संबंधित
निरीक्षण प्रश्‍नावली  

Regarding use of Hindi in Ministries/Departments/Attached and

Subordinate Offices/Undertakings/Institutes etc. of the

Central Government

Friday, December 7, 2012

MACP Upgradation to Promotees : CAT Jodhpur Bench Judgement

The Hon CAT, Jodhpur, has delivered a historic judgement regarding granting of MACP. In its common order dated 22.05.2012 in OA 382/ 11. As per the Order, Promotion of a PA from Gr D/ Postman, should not be treated as promotion under MACP. Rather, MACP shall be granted based on the 10, 20, 30 years service in the PA cadre. Any promotions under LDCE shall not be brought into number of promotions under MACP.

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Para – 9 of the Annexure – I to DOP&T OM dated 19.05.2009 provides in clearest terms that “regular service for the purpose of MACPS shall commence from the date of joining of the post in direct entry grade on a regular basis or on absorption/re-employment basis.”

The existing statutory Recruitment Rules of Postmen and PA cadre provide for promotion quota to be filled up through LDCE (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination). Para – 5 of Annexure – I of DOPT Order on MACPS provides for ignoring only the promotions/upgradations granted under the ACP scheme (old scheme) in the past to those grades which now carry the same grade pay due to merger of pay scales/up gradation of posts recommended by 6th CPC. Thus the promotions earned through LDCE are not provided to be ignored.

As per the summary record of discussions of the meeting held on 27.07.2012 with the JCM National Council Staff side on issues relating to MACPS (Annexure III to DOP&T OM No 11/2/2008-JCA dated 13.09.2012) it was decided against item No. 4 that treatment of such cases would be on the lines as was under the ACP scheme (old scheme) and Ministry of Railways would examine the matter accordingly. Para 5.1 of Annexure-I to DOP&T OM dated 09.08.1999 relating to ACP Scheme (old scheme) provides for counting of regular promotions earned through LDCE.

MACP Upgradation to Promotees - Department filed Appeal against the orders of CAT Jodhpur

Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur in its judgment dated 22.05.2012 in OA No. 382/2011, 353/2011 and 354/2011 has held that whenever an official appears in LDCE and gets selected to the post, then it starts new innings for him and for the purpose of counting his stagnation, if any, from the date of joining of the new post alone would be relevant and his previous career advancement cannot be called as promotion within the definition of the word“promotion” for consideration of his eligibility under MACP scheme.
Department of Posts has now filed appeal petition before the Hon’ble High court of Jodhpur against the orders of Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur.

New Reports in Speed Post site

New Reports in Speed Post site

Two new report is added in the Speed Post MIS site . Please login the site with the Username and password. You will find two new report under Tools option
1.Speednet Upgradation
2.Communication status

1.Speed net Upgradation
This report shows status report speednet update 6 upgradation

2.Speednet Communication status

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