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Expected DA from Jan 2014 - AICPIN for the month of September 2013

Expected DA from Jan 2014 - AICPIN for the month of September 2013
Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) September 2013
According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for September, 2013 rose by 1 points and pegged at 238 (two hundred and thirty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent between August and September compared with 0.47 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous group contributing 0.44 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Pure Ghee, Snack Saltish, Tea Leaves, Onion, Electricity Charges, Firewood, College Fee, Secondary School Fee, Petrol, Bus Fare, Tailoring Charges etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Wheat, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Poultry, Ginger, Vegetables and Fruit items, putting downward pressure on the index.
The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 10.70 per cent for September, 2013 as compared to 10.75 per cent for the previous month and 9.14 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 13.36 per cent against 13.91 per cent of the previous month and 11.00 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.
At centre level, Labac Sichar recorded the highest increase of 9 points each followed by Varanasi and Vishakhapattnam (7 points each) and Bhilwara, Tripura and Darjeeling (6 points each). Among others, 5 points rise was registered in 3 centres, 4 points in 2 centres, 3 points in 7 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 15 centres. On the contrary, Goa reported a decline of 8 points followed by Godavarikhani (7 points), Bhavnagar (5 points) and Nagpur and Ahmedabad (4 points each). Among others 3 point decline was observed in 2 centres 1 point in 6 centres. Rest of the 15 centres’ indices remained stationary.
The indices of 39 centres are above All-India Index and other 38 centres indices are below national average. The index of Ajmer centre remained at par with all-India index.
The next index of CPI-IW for the month of October, 2013 will be released on Friday, 29 November, 2013. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.
Source: PIB News
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Discussion on MACP on Hierarchy, Transfer policy, LDC promotion as Auditor and more points: Minutes of 44th SCM of JCM Council of CGDA

Discussion on MACP on Hierarchy, Transfer policy, LDC promotion as Auditor and more points: Minutes of 44th SCM of JCM Council of CGDA


CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
ULAN BATAR ROAD, PALAM, DELHI CANTT. -10
Subject:- Minutes of the 44th Steering Committee Meeting of III level JCM Council of the CGDA HQrs. held on 19.09.2013 at 10:30 am in Conference Hall, office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.

Present:
Shri R.K. Karna, Jt. CGDA (Admin) in Chair.

Official side:
Shri P.K. Rai, Dy. CGDA (Admin)
Shri Ambarish Barman, Sr. ACGDA (Admin)
Shri R. Renganathan, Sr.AO (Admin)
Smt. Chitra Mahendran, Sr.AO (Admin)
Shri S.C. Gupta, AO (Admin)
Shri Rajesh Kalia, AO (Admin)
Shri Shiv Kumar Rao , AAO (Admin)

Staff side:
AIDAA (CB) Pune
Shri S.N. Safai
Shri L.C.Dangi

AIDAEA (HQ) Kolkata
Shri Y. Chowdhary
Shri G.P.Dutta

1. At the outset the Chairman welcomed the staff and official side to the 44th Steering Committee Meeting.
2. The minutes of the 43rd Steering Committee Meeting held on 30.05.2013 were confirmed.
3. Action taken report on issues pending in 43rd SCM held on 30.05.2013 were made available to the staff side and following points were discussed:-

(i)    24/42nd
SCM Comprehensive transfer policy.
Reply:- Draft Transfer Policy has been displayed on CGDA's website on 28.06.2013, seeking comments of field Controllers and staff Association. The same is being received and consolidated.
It was also agreed that separate meeting will be held in HQrs. office between representatives of the staff side and Dy. CGDA (AN) 86 Sr. ACGDA(AN).
(Action: AN-IX/X Section)

(ii)    3/43rd SCM
Graduate LDC's passed departmental Examination to be promoted as Auditor with immediate effect.
Reply:- Promotion of remaining 77 Graduate LDCs passed Departmental Examination is under examination.
(Action: AN-XI Section)

(iii)    4/43rd SCM
The word "Gazetted Officer" to be deleted from the letter No. AN/XIV/14115/III/JCM/Vol-IX dated 12.04.2013 issued by CGDA office and briefcases to be provided to all employees drawing Grade pay of Rs. 4600/- and above.
Reply:- The matter is pending with the Ministry.
(Action: AN-XIV Section)

(iv)    14/43rd SCM
Publication of Roster.
The Roster in respect of Sr. Auditors, Auditors Clerks and MTS that displayed in website of CGDA appear to be incomplete in respect of information, updating etc. Moreover, no hard copy has been published.
It is urged upon the authority for publishing the final as well as updated Rosters periodically i.e. in every six months on website as well as through hard copy.
Reply:- Chairman directed to complete the data and update the Roster with a focused approach on priority.
(Action: AN-XI Section)

(v)    19/43rd SCM
Reconstitution of ROC during the period of verification of membership.
The verification of the membership starts 1st April and end of 31st July every year as per CCS(RSA) rules 1993. During this period reconstitution of JCM Council be avoided since the actual membership strength is not reflected. This Association has represented the matter before Hon'ble CGDA vide No. AIDAEA/HQ/01/CG dated 7.05.2013.
It is urged upon the authority to issue order to all concerned to refrain from reconstitution of ROC IV during the membership period.
Reply:- The issue is under process for reference to MoD/D(JCM) for clarification.
(Point dropped)

(vi)    21/43rd SCM
Promotion of Clerk to the grade of Auditor after 5 years.
There is no promotion of LDCs for more than 12 years. It was assured in the last meeting that the necessary persuasion would be made with DoP&T for revised 'Recruitment Rule'. But no result has been yield till date. In this connection it is reiterated that the HQrs. office has formulated the Recruitment Rule' unilaterally ignoring the staff side.
Therefore, it is urged upon the authority for taking necessary measure for immediate promotion of LDCs with retrospective effect without any further delay.
Reply:- The matter is being taken up with DoP&T
(Action: AN-XI Section)

(vii)    22/43rd SCM
Recruitment and promotion of Canteen Employees
The Departmental statutory Canteens are running with acute shortage of staff resulting disruption of service. It is urged upon the authority for taking necessary measure for recruitment. It is also requested to supply the Recruitment Rule.
Reply:- Chairman directed that the feasibility of Recruitment of Canteen employees within the framework of the existing RR be examined.
(Action: AN-VIII Section)

(viii)    24/43rd SCM

Stepping up of pay in respect of directly recruited Auditors and promotee Auditors.
Many stepping up cases in respect of directly recruited auditors and promotee Auditors are pending for more than two years owing to HQrs. letter No. AN/XIV/14162/6th CPC/corr/Vol-XII dated 10.01.2012 and non-issuance to the revised orders.
Reply:- Chairman directed to disseminate the available data with HQrs office in respect of appointments made on compassionate grounds on CGDA website and call for any discrepancy in this regard.
(Action: AN-XI Section)

4.    Agenda points discussed in 44th SCM:-

All India Defence Accounts Association (CB) Pun
Agenda No.Subject in briefReply
1Comprehensive transfer Policy- proposal from AIDAA (CB) Pune in this regard is already forwarded vide letter No. AIDAA/TR/policy/CGDA/2013 dated 7.08.2013.Separate meeting will be held in HQrs. office between representatives of the staff side and Dy. CGDA (AN) 86 Sr. ACGDA(AN). (Action: AN-IX/X Section)
3Discussion on Action Taken Report.Discussed.

All India Defence Accounts Employees' Association (HQ) Kolkata
Agenda No.Subject in briefReply
2Discussion and finalization of Draft Transfer Policy,Separate meeting will be held in HQrs. office between representatives of the staff side and Dy. CGDA (AN) 86 Sr. ACGDA(AN). (Action: AN-1X/X Section)

Agenda No.Subject in briefReply
5Extension of benefit to similarly placed employees. (a)Please refer to CGDA's letter No, LC/AN/XIV/13142/0A-489/2011 / S.V. Naidu dated 9.07.2013 regarding implementation of CAT Bangalore Bench Order dated 10.10.2012. (b) As per direction given by CAT Allahabad Bench the applicant AAOs have been granted Rs. 18750/-. It is urged upon the authority to extend the benefit to others also.Both the cases are sub-judice. (Point dropped)
6In case of MACP grant of Gr. Pay on hierarchy of post not Gr. Pay. In case of MACP, Gr. Pay is granted on hierarchy of the grade pay as per VI CPC recommendation. Of late, the same is granted on hierarchy of the post for ministerial staff as per court verdict. It is requested necessary measure may kindly be taken for grant of grade pay on hierarchy of post in DAD.This is being done as per guidelines 86 direction of the Department of Personnel 86 Training, Govt. of India. (Point dropped)
(Ambarish Barman)
Sr. ACGDA (AN)
All Members 86 Admin Groups
U.O. NO. AN/VI/17022/44th SCM date 29Oct., 2013
Source: www.cgda.in
[http://cgda.nic.in/adm/min_44_cgda.pdf]
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AIRF writes to Railway Board for not implementing the decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court in respect of 3rd MACP to accounts staff

AIRF writes to Railway Board for not implementing the decision of Hon'ble Supreme Court in respect of 3rd MACP to accounts staff

 AIRF
All India Railwaymen's Fedaration
No.AIRF/227(213)
Dated: October 30, 2013
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Implementation of the judgment of the Hon'able Supreme Court

Ref: (i) AIRF's letter No.AIRF/227(213) dated 26.08.2013
(ii) Board's letter No.PC-V/2011/M/3/AIRF dated 07.10.2013

Apropos above, the reply of the Railway Board, contained in their letter under reference, is highly disappointing and unacceptable to us. Mere reiteration of Board's earlier letter cannot justify the stand of the administration, as the Hon'ble Supreme Court dismissed the Special Leave Petition filed by the administration. The apex court held in the said judgment that, if any restructuring of posts takes place, it does not amount to promotion. Accordingly, the office of the FA&CAO/S&W/PER/SR vide Memorandum P.535/S&W/PER/ADMN/FIX/MACP dated 17.09.2012 accorded financial upgradation of Grade Pay of Rs.5400 to Shri V. Venkataraman, Accounts Assistant/FA&CAO/S&VV/ PER/SR. This clearly indicates that the upgradation from Jr. Accounts Asstt. to Accounts Asstt. in terms of restructuring of the posts in the ratio of 20:80 does not amount to promotion.

According to Article 141 of the Constitution of India, policy decision, delivered on the particular subject by the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, is binding upon the Government of India.

The Board are, therefore, again urged to re-examine the issue In the light of the facts appraised above and grant the benefit of the 31d MACP(GP Rs.5400) to all the eligible Supervisory Staff whose initial appointment was CG-II/Accounts Clerk.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.
Yours faithfully,
 sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF
[http://www.airfindia.com/AIRF%202013/Implementation%20of%20judgment%20of%20Hon'ble%20SC%20-%20Accounts%20Staff.pdf]
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Model Recruitment Rules for the various posts of Accounts Cadre-reg.

Model Recruitment Rules for the various posts of Accounts Cadre-reg.


No. AB-14017/32/2012-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi
Dated the 31st October, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Model Recruitment Rules for the various posts of Accounts Cadre-reg.

The Model RRs for the posts of Junior Accounts Officer/Accountant and Accounts officer of Accounts Cadre issued by this Department have been reviewed in the light of 6th CPC recommendations.

2.  The designation with pay scale for various posts of Accounts Cadre shall be as below:-

Sr. No. Designation  Pay Scale
 1 Junior Accounts Officer/Accountant PB-2, GP-Rs. 4200
 2 Accounts Officer (i) PB-2, GP-Rs. 4600
(ii) PB-2, GP-Rs. 4800

Accordingly, the revised Model Recruitment Rules for the same are enclosed as Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2.  Ministries/Departments may review the existing rules and notify the , revised rules conforming to the Model Recruitment Rules. These may also be forwarded to all autonomous/statutory bodies for adoption. The Ministry of Home Affairs is also requested to forward these Model RRs to the UT Administrations for appropriate action.

3. Hindi version will follow.
(Mukta Goel)
Director (Estt-I)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
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DA from July, 2013: Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of 69 CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations

DA from July, 2013: Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of 69 CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations

F. No. 2(42)/97--DPE (WC) -GL-XIXV/13
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhawan,
Block 14, CGO Complex, Lodi Road,
New Delhi-110003, the 24th October, 2013
 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject: Payment of DA to the CDA pattern employees of 69 CPSEs governed by HPPC recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Para No. 2 and Annexure-III to this Department's O.M. dated 24.10.1997 wherein the rates of DA payable to the employees of CPSEs following CDA pattern pay scales, who are governed by HPCC recommendations had been indicated.

2. In continuation of this Department's OM of even number dated 08.05.2013, the rates of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.07.2013 payable to the employees of CPSEs governed by the recommendations of HPPC, which have not revised their pay scales in terms of DPE O.M. No. 2(54)/2 08-DPE(WC) dated 14.10.2008 may be as follows:-

a) In case of CPSEs who have not allowed the benefit of merger of 50% of DA with basic pay as contained in DPE O.M. dated 24.05.2005 to their employees, the DA payable ay be enhanced from existing rate of 216% to 233%.

b) In case of CPSEs who have allowed the benefit of merger of 50% of DA with basic pay a contained in DPE O.M. dated 24.05.2005 to their employees, the DA payable may be enhanced from existing rate of 166% to 183%.

3. The payment of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded off to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

4.All administrative Ministries/Department of Government of India are requested to bring the foregoing to the notice of the Central Public Sector Enterprises under their administrative control for action at their end.
sd/-
(M.Subbarayan)
Director
Source: www.dpe.nic.in
[http://www.dpe.nic.in/sites/upload_files/dpe/files/glch04b145_301020130001.pdf]
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7CPC: Unorganised workers' body opposes 7th pay commission

7CPC: Unorganised workers' body opposes 7th pay commission

AURANGABAD: Opposing the central government's recent decision of setting up seventh pay commission for central government employees, Samajwadi Jan Parishad - a body of unorganised sector workers - today said that the government should rollback the announcement.

The organisation staged demonstrations in front of district collector's office here in the city. Addressing the gathering, its leader and social activist - Subash Lomte - said that the government had obliged only 7% of the total employees in the county working under its umbrella. "But it has nothing to offer to the remaining 93%," he said.

"There several instances where unorganised workers are being paid Rs 2,500 per month despite working for more than seven to eight hours a day," he said. He said that all the unorganised workers' salaries should be at par with class four employees of the central government.

Source: The Times of India
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Representations regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioner and issuance of mandatory e-authority by Pay & Accounts Officers: CPAO Order

Representations regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioner and issuance of mandatory e-authority by Pay & Accounts Officers: CPAO Order

Government of India
Central Pension Accounting Office
Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi-110066
CPAO/Tech/Clarification/2013-14/151
22.10.2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Representations regarding revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioner in the light of P&PW OM No. 38137108-P&PW (A) dated 28th January, 2013 and issuance of mandatory e-authority by Pay & Accounts Officers.

Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare vide their OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated- 28.01.2013 has ordered to step-up the pension of pre-2006 pensioners upto 50% of the sum of minimum of pay in the pay band and grade pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale from which the pensioner has retired, as arrived at with reference to the fitment tables annexed to the Mb() Finance, D/o Expenditure OM dated-30.08.2008. To facilitate payment of revised pension/family pension a revised concordance table Annexure of the pre-1996, pre-2006 and post 2006 has also been enclosed with the OM dated-28.01.2013. Accordingly, necessary change in e-revision, e-filling utility was made by NIC, CGA to issue e-revision authorities for pre-2006 pensioners vide this office OM No. CPAO/Tech/e-Revision/2013- 14/33 dated-09.05.2013 read with OM No. CPAO/Tech/6th CPC/2013-14/42 dated- 16.05.2013 and issuance of e-revision authority was made mandatory with some exceptions vide this office OM No. CPAO/Tech/e-revision/2013-14/74 dated-26.06.2013.

2. Consequent upon the implementation of issuance of e- authority as mandatory some CAs/ PAOs are raising questions on imperfection of revised e-revision, e-filling utility software. After thorough examination of the orders on the subject, issued by Ministry of Finance and Deptt. of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare, it is observed that some posts in different organizations like Rajya Sabha Secretariat, Deptt. of Space, ITBP, Delhi Police, Assistants belonging to Central Secretariat Service, Stenographers Grade C (PA) of Central Secretariat Stenographer Service etc. were upgraded in the pre-revised scale of posts and were replaced by pay-band with higher grade pay in new pay structure of 6th Pay Commission. But these upgradations were applicable only from 01.01.2006. Obviously, these are not applicable for the pensioners who retired on or before 31.12.2005. This position was clarified by DPPW vide OM No.38/37/08-P&PW dated-11.02.2009. Para 5 of the OM clearly states that the benefit of upgradation of posts subsequent to their retirement would not be admissible to pre- 2006 pensioners.

3. Taking into consideration the above facts, revised e-revision, e-filling utility software has been developed which is perfect one in all respect. Therefore, it is requested to go through the P&PW OM dated-28.01.2013 alongwith the concordance table attached with it and fitment tables annexed to Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) OM No.1/1/2008 IC dated-30.08.2008 carefully.

4. If e-utility software shows any discrepancy it is an indication of misfeeding of data, hence required special attention and consultancy of fitment tables as referred above. In this context, some PAOs might have allowed the benefits of upgradation of posts to pre-2006 pensioners also. Initially due to non-availability of 5th CPCs Pay Scales in the software the check which is being applied in the revised e--utility software could not be made -effective. Hence, it is advised to issue the e-authority in all the cases with some exceptions mentioned in this office OM CPAO/Tech/e-revision/2013/14/75 dated-26.06.2013.

5. Earlier, some manual authorities might have been issued in which the benefits of upgradation has been allowed to pre-2006 pensioners also. Hence, a system generated list of revision authorities PAO-wise have been prepared for the convenience of PAOs to sort out the relevant cases for review and issue amendments, if required.

Keeping in view the volume of papers, the list is being sent through e-mail to each Pr.CCA/CCAs/CAs separately. Pr.CCA/CCAs/CAs may further distribute the same among '.their respective PAOs for further necessary action.

6.. In case of any doubt the matter may be referred to Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare for further clarification.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.
sd/-
Vijay Singh
Sr. Accounts Officer (Tech.)
Source: http://cpao.nic.in
[http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/cpao_tech_clarification_2013-14.pdf]
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Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees: NFIR writes to Railway Board

Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees: NFIR writes to Railway Board
 NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.I/3/Pt.I
Dated: 25/10/2013
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
NEW DELHI

Dear Sir,

Sub: Simplification of rules/procedure on withdrawals from Provident Fund by Railway employees-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's letter No. F(E)/III 77 PFI/3 dated 27/5/1977.
(ii) Rule 925 read with sub rule (3) (a) of RI.

Difficulties are being faced by Railway employees while withdrawing money from the their Provident Fund as the authorities have been insisting on submission of various uncalled for/unwarranted affidavits/documents with result the payments are delayed causing deep sense of frustration among employees.

2. In this connection N FIR desires to convey that provision exists under Rule 925 read with sub rule (3) (a) of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol-I (Reprint Edition, 1995) as below:-

    "Marriage expenses-- Withdrawals may be permitted for meeting expense subject to the following terms and conditions:-

    (a) meeting the expenditure in connection with the betrothal/marriage of the subscriber or his sons or daughters and any other female relation actually dependent on him".

Above rules no where indicate that the employee should be asked to submit affidavits and complete other unnecessary formalities causing hindrance and delay in the process unnecessarily in the drawal of employee's own money which is unfortunate despite the fact that the employees have to forego interest on the amount of money drawn from P.F.

3. For easy processing and to overcome the hurdles, NFIR wishes to state that Zonal Railways etc., may be directed to sanction and pay the amount drawn by the employee on a simple application form containing all relevant information with self certification.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to issue suitable instructions to all Zonal Railways/Production Units to avoid unnecessary hardship to staff. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
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ESIC Orders: Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-l to all group "D" Employees

Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-l to all group "D" Employees : ESIC Order

HEADQUARTERS OFFICE
EMPLOYEES' STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION

No. A-28112/1/2009-Med. VI.
Dated 21.10.2013
To
The Director (Medical) Delhi/Noida
All Medical Superintendent of
ESIC Hospitals,

Sub:- Grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-l to all group "D" Employees including Para-medical Employees appointed in ESIC Hospitals/Institutions as per the pre-amended Recruitment Rules.

Sir,
1 am directed to convey the approval of the Corporation for grant of Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- in PB-l in the pay band of Rs. 5200-20200/- to all group "D" Employees including Para-medical Employees appointed in ESIC Hospitals/Institutions as per the pre-amended Recruitment Rules, vide its 160th Meeting held on 19.09.2013 as per supplementary item no. ESIC-5 in the minutes.

In view of above, you are requested to take necessary action.

Yours Faithfully,
sd/-
(Akshay Kala)
Jt. Director (M)
Source: www.esic.nic.in
[http://www.esic.nic.in/CIRCULARS/cir_med.VI_24.10.pdf]
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