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Recruitment in Armed Forces

Recruitment in Armed Forces

There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to introduce reservation for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes for recruitment in the armed forces. Recruitment in the armed forces is based on merit and is open to all citizens irrespective of class, caste, community, region or religion. Nature of operational and administrative challenges under which the armed forces function precludes reservation for recruitment in the armed forces.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Tapas Paul in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Andhra Pradesh Government has issued GO announcing revised House Rent Allowance sanctioned to the Employees of Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2015. The GO is as follows.

Andhra Pradesh Government has issued GO announcing revised House Rent Allowance sanctioned to the Employees of Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2015. The GO is as follows.

PUBLIC SERVICES – Revised Pay Scales 2015 – House Rent Allowance (HRA) – Orders– Issued.
G.O.Ms.No.48                                                                                                                                                Dated: 30 April 2015.
Read the following:
1.  G.O.Ms.No.59, Finance (PC.I) Department, Dated: 11.04.2011
2.  G.O.Ms.No.95, General Administration (Spl.A) Department, Dated: 28.02.2013
3.  G.O.Ms.No.46, Finance (HRM.V-PC) Department, Dated: 30.04.2015.
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In the reference second cited above, the Government of Andhra Pradesh constituted the Tenth Pay Revision Commission (PRC). The PRC, after extensive consultations with the employees’ representatives and due consideration of the pay and allowances of the public servants, has made certain recommendations.
2.        The Government, after due consideration of the recommendations of the PRC, hereby orders the following:
i)     the existing classification of cities, towns and the rates of allowance ordered in G.O. MS. No. 64 dated: 09.03.2010 and G.O.MS.No.59, dated: 11.04.2011 of Finance  (PC-I) Department, shall be retained for the purpose of admissibility of House Rent Allowance as indicated below.
Hyderabad and Secunderabad classified as A1 City and areas   falling   within   the   jurisdiction   of   GreaterHyderabad Municipal Corporation 30% of Basic Pay
Ananthapur, Eluru, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation,  Guntur,  Kadapa,  Kakinada,  Kurnool,Nandyal, Nellore, Ongole, Proddatur,  Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Vizianagaram. 20% of Basic Pay
1. Srikakulam 2. Palasa, Kasibugga (Srikakulam Dist.) 3. Parvathipuram 4. Bobbili (Vizianagaram Dist.) 5.
Tuni, 6.Samalkot, 7. Pithapuram 8. Mandapet, 9. Amalapuram (East Godavari Dist.) 10. Tadepalligudem,     11.     Tanuku,     12.Bhimavaram, 13.Narasapur, 14.Palakole (West Godavari Dist.) 15. Jaggaiahpet,         16.         Nuzvid,         17.Gudivada, 18.Machilipatnam   (Krishna   Dist.)   19.   Macherla, 20.Piduguralla,    21.    Tadepalle,    22.    Mangalagiri,23.Sattenapalle,  24.  Vinukonda,  25.  Narasaraopet, 26.Chilakaluripet, 27. Tenali, 28. Ponnur, 29. Bapatla, 30.Repalle (Guntur Dist.) 31. Markapur, 32. Chirala, 33.Kandukur (Prakasam Dist.), 34. Kavali 35. Gudur, 36.Venkatagiri      (Nellore      Dist.)      37.      Badvel,  38.Jammalamadugu,  39.  Pulivendla,  40.  Rayachoti, 41.Rajampet,  (Kadapa  Dist.)  42.  Yemmiganur  43. Adoni, 44. Dhone (Kurnool Dist.), 45. Rayadurg, 46. Guntakal, 47. Tadipatri 48. Dharmavaram, 49. Kadiri, 50. Hindupur (Anantapur Dist.) 51. Srikalahasti, 52. Madanapalli, 53. Nagari, 54. Puttur, 55. Punganur, 56. Chittoor and 57. Palamaner (Chittoor Dist.)
14.5% of basic pay
Other Municipalities 12% of basic Pay

ii)   The above entitlement shall be subject to a ceiling of Rs.20,000 per month for employees working and living in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. For other places, the ceiling of HRA shall be Rs.15,000.

3.        These orders are applicable to:
i)    Employees of the State Government;
ii)   Employees   of   Local   Bodies   and   Aided   Institutions,   including   Aided Polytechnics, in respect of those drawing pay in regular pay scale in the Revised Pay Scales of 2015; and
iii)  Work-charged establishment in respect of those drawing pay in regular pay scale in the Revised Pay Scales of 2015.

4.        The revised HRA rates being ordered in this Government Order shall not be applicable to the following categories of employees, who shall continue to draw the allowance at the existing rates:
i)     Teachers working in the Universities, affiliated degree colleges both under Government and Aided managements who are drawing pay in the UGC/ ICAR/ AICTE pay Scales;
ii)   Officers of All India Services (AIS);

5.        Separate Orders will be issued in respect of officers of Andhra Pradesh Higher Judicial Services and Andhra Pradesh State Judicial Services. These orders shall not apply to the Police personnel in the rank of Inspectors and below for whom separate orders will be issued by the Home Department.

6.        These orders shall come into force with effect from June 02, 2014. The revised rates of HRA shall be paid in cash along with the salary in the Revised Pay Scales 2015, from the month of April 2015.

7.        The Government will issues necessary amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Public Employment (House Rent Allowance) Rules 1988.

8.        This  Order can be  accessed  at: http://www.aponline.gov.in,http://www.goir.ap.gov.in and http://www.apfinance.gov.in

CSD Canteen: Review of entitlement of Four Wheeler

CSD Canteen: Review of entitlement of Four Wheeler:-

Integrated HQ of MOD (Army)
Quartermaster General's Branch
Dy Dte Gen Canteen Services
Army Headquaners
Room No 14A. L-1 Block,
Church Road. New Delhi 110001
 No. 95286/SG/Q/DDGCS
29 Apr 2015

1 With immediate effect from. the entitlement of Four Wheelers will be as under.-

S NoCatCubic CapacityFrequency
(a)Officers (Incl Retd)Upto 3000 ccOnce in Four Years
(b)JCO granted Honorary Commission & Equivalent (Incl Retd)Upto 2500 ccOnce in Seven Years
(c)JCO & equivalent (Incl Retd)Upto 2000 ccOnce in Service & Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchase of Two Cars to be Ten years.
(d)OR & Equivalent (Incl Retd)Upto 1800 ccOnce in Service & Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchase of Two Cars to be ten years
(e)Civ Officers of MoD paid out of Defence Estimates and Officers of CSD (Grade Pay Rs.6600/- and above)Upto 3000 ccOnce in Four Years

The categories of personnel who are entitled to purchase four wheelers will be as laid down in AO 2/2006/QMG

Source: http://ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in/2015/05/csd-purchase-limits-wef-1615-and-csd.html

CSD Canteen: Monetary limits for All Ranks wef from 01 Jun 2015 for Purchase of CSD Stores

CSD Canteen: Monetary limits for All Ranks wef from 01 Jun 2015 for Purchase of CSD Stores

Integrated HO of MOD (Army)
Quartermaster General‘s Branch
Dy Dte Gen Canteen Services
Army Headquarters,
Room No, 14A, L-1 Block,
Church Road New Delhi-110001

No. 96027/O/DDGCS/SOP
16 Apr 2015


1. With effect from 01 Jun 2015, the purchase limits for grocery stores from CSD can be as under.-

S No Rank/Cat Monthly Limit (Value items below Rs. 750/- per item
Liquor Card
Annual Limit (AFD Items value of items above Rs.750/- per items)
(a) Offrs & eqvl Rs.11000/- Rs.2500/- Rs.13500/- Rs.100000/-
(b) JCO granted Hony Commission & eqvl Rs.11000/- Rs.2500/- Rs.13500/- Rs.100000/-
(c) JCOs & eqvl Rs.8000/- Rs.2500/- Rs.105000/- Rs.75000/-
(d) OR & eqvl Rs.5500/- Rs.2500/- Rs.8000/- Rs.55000/-
(e) Def Civ PB 3&$ Rs.11000/- NA Rs.11000/- Rs.100000/-
(f) Def Civ PB 2 Rs.8000/- NA Rs.8000/- Rs.75000/-
(g) Def Civ PB 1 Rs.5500/- NA Rs.5500/- Rs.55000/-


2. AFD items valued more than Rs. 750/- per item are automatically counted in the annual limit. Local restrictions on lower monetary limits on grocery may be laid down by the canteen management purely for inventory management/ administrative reasons.

3. Unit Run Canteens management will ensure attractive items are sold as on required besis and not in excess quantity. Strict watch be maintained on sale of Items where there is a large difference in CSD and market rates as suitcases, watches, pressure cookers, fans and other attractive loiletry and cosmetic items.  Profile of customers be strictly watched for spending beyond means.

Source: http://ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in/2015/05/csd-purchase-limits-wef-1615-and-csd.html

Dopt published record note of NC JCM meeting held on 25.2.2015

Dopt published record note of NC JCM meeting held on 25.2.2015

Dopt issued the outcome of meeting held on 25.2.2015 between Staff Side and the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel). Click the link given below to read the complete minutes of the meeting…


Highlights of the meeting :

The Chairman indicated that the next 47th National Council Meeting (JCM) is likely to be scheduled soon under the Charimanship of Cabinet Secretary.

Shri M. Raghaviah, Leader of the Staff Side mentioned that presently JCM is almost defunct which has caused much anguish and frustration. He observed that the basic framework for which Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) has been set up is defeated if meetings are not held and no result oriented interaction takes place.

Secretary Staff side, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, stated the anguish of the Central Government Employees about communication deadlock. He further mentioned that no date has been fixed for National
Anomaly Committee and that no meeting of the National Council has been fixed till date.

Other members from Staff Side that many anomalies of 6th CPC have not been resolved and since 7th CPC has been constituted, this has become an excuse to keep the anomalies pending as they stand referred to the 7th CPC.

Memorandum was submitted earlier by Staff Side for merger of DA and interim relief in view of the erosion of the value of rupees and cost hike.

1. Effect wage revision of Central Government employees from 1.1.2014 accepting the memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5- year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report with the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2. No privatization, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatization of postal services

3. Non-resolving of the issues as referred by the Ministry of Railways to MoF (Exp.)

4. No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

5. Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

6. No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularize the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices

7. Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees (CGEs).

8. Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

9. Other issues were deferred for next meeting.

10. Pending issues on the National Anomaly Committee

11. Staff Side Members from the Ministry of Defence flagged the following issues for reconsideration by DoPT.

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