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Tour Packages For Gatimaan Express Travellers

Tour Packages For Gatimaan Express Travellers

Ministry of Railways
04-May, 2016

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation has started operating two different tour packages for those travelling in Gatimaan Express. The one day comprehensive package offers visit to Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in AC vehicle, food at hotel, guide etc. The two days / one night comprehensive package offers visit to Agra Fort, Itmad-ud-Daula’s tomb, Mehtab Bagh, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri and Sikandra in AC Vehicle, food, accommodation at hotel, guide etc.

This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 04.05.2016 (Wednesday).

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Minimum Pension – Ministry of Labour & Employment

Minimum Pension – Ministry of Labour & Employment

Minimum Pension

The Government has notified a minimum pension of Rs. 1000/- per month to the pensioners under Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 vide Notification No. G.S.R. 593 (E), dated 19th August, 2014 effective from 01.09.2014 for the year 2014-15 which is continued beyond March, 2015 without any break.

However, no proposal is under consideration of the Government at present for providing inflation-linked Dearness Allowance (DA) to pensioners of EPS, 1995. The issue of index-linking of pension by fully neutralizing inflation was considered by the Expert Committee constituted by the Government in the year 2009 for review of EPS, 1995 and the same was found not feasible in the case of a funded scheme like EPS, 1995 wherein the contribution of the employer and Government is at a fixed rate of 8.33 per cent and 1.16 per cent respectively. Therefore, the value of benefits cannot be left open-ended by linking it with inflation which is variable.

This information given by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya, the Minister of State (IC) for Labour and Employment, in reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Filling up the post of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Canteen of Department of Personnel & Training

Filling up the post of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Canteen of Department of Personnel & Training

No.A.32022/ 3/ 2011-Ad.III (Vol-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

North Block, New Delhi,
Dated 4th May, 2016

To,
The Director,
Directorate of Advertising & Visual Publicity,
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting,
PTI Building, Parliament Street,
New Delhi – 110002

Subject: – Filling up the post of Canteen Attendant in the Departmental Canteen of Department of Personnel & Training. – Reg.

Sir/ Madam,
I am directed to say that this Department proposes to fill up Seven (7) (number of vacancies are tentative and may vary) vacant posts of Canteen Attendant in the Pay Band-I (Rs. 5,200/- Rs.20,200/ -) with Grade Pay of 1800/- in the Departmental Canteen of this Department purely on temporary basis. The post of ‘Canteen Attendant’ is a direct recruitment post to be filled up through Employment Exchange by candidates having educational qualification of Matriculation or equivalent. The age limit of the said post is 18-25 years as on the last date for submission of application form.

2. . Applications of willing and eligible candidates may be sent along with; i) Bio-data (as in proforma at Annexure-I); ii) Attested copies of certificates (matriculation (mandatory) and certificate/ diploma in hospitality management/ cooking/ catering (optional) only); iii) A valid Employment Exchange Registration ID number (mandatory);  to the Under Secretary (Coordination-II), Department of Personnel & Training, Room No. 3, North Block, New Delhi, within 60 days from the date of publication of this vacancy circular in the Employment News.

3. It is therefore, requested to advertise the same in the Employment News.

A copy of the relevant Employment news may also kindly be sent to this Department.

Yours faithfully
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
23093791

Encl: As Above.

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Reimbursement of rail fare on LTC in respect of children of 5-12 yrs age group

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Reimbursement of rail fare on LTC in respect of children of 5-12 yrs age group


No. 31011/3/2016-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk


North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: April 29, 2016


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Reimbursement of rail fare on LTC in respect of children of 5-12 yrs age group.- Clarification reg.

As per Railway Board’s circular No. 71 of 2015, Ministry of Railways have decided that in case of children above 5 years and under 12 years of age, for whom full berth/seat is sought at the time of reservation, full fare shall be charged. It is mentioned that if berth/seat is not sought for the children of age 5 years and under 12 years of age at the time of reservation, then half of the adult fare shall continue to be charged subject to minimum distance for charge. This would be effective for the travel w.e.f. 10.04.2016.

2. In this regard, several references have been received in this Department from various Ministries/ Departments seeking clarification as to whether the full fare charged by the Railways for reservation of berth for children between 5 years and 12 years shall be reimbursable while availing LTC facility.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it has been decided that for the family members of the Government servant, aged between 5 yrs and under 12 yrs, the actual rail fare shall be reimbursed for LTC, as per the choice of rail tickets purchased by the Government servant.

(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To
The Secretaries
All Ministries / Departments of Government of India.
(As per the standard list)

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7th Pay Commission – Rajnath Singh Assures Recommendations will be Implemented before June 30

7th Pay Commission – Rajnath Singh Assures Recommendations will be Implemented before June 30

Mr. Mishra further added, the Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh assured that every effort will be taken to insure that the 7th Pay Commission be implemented before June 30th 2016.
7th Pay Commission – Rajnath Singh Assures Recommendations will be Implemented before June 30 – Mr. Mishra said, they have demanded for the old pension system to be implemented.

A 6 member delegation under the leadership of Mr. V.P. Mishra, president Indian Public Service Employment Federation (IPSEF) met the Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh in his official residence and demanded for early implementation of the 7th pay commission recommendations.

Mr. Mishra said, they have demanded for the old pension system to be implemented.

Mr. Mishra further added, the Home Minister Mr. Rajnath Singh assured that every effort will be taken to insure that the 7th Pay Commission be implemented before June 30th 2016.

The member delegation also met the President of the 7th Pay Commission and the Central Cabinet Secretary Mr. P.K. Sinha. The delegation demanded for increased in basic salary from Rs.18,000 to Rs.26,000. They also demanded for increase in ACP after 8,16,24 years in service to be equal to promotion wages.

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