Friday, November 18, 2011

Brochure on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward cl-asses in Services.

36011/1/2011 -Estt(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated l7th November, 2011


Sub:- Brochure on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward cl-asses in Services.

   The undersigned is directed to say that an updated ‘Brochure on Reservation for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward cl-asses in Services of the Government of India has been posted on this Department’s website

   2. It may be recalled that the Government had introduced post based reservation vide this Department’s OM NO. 36012/2/96-Estt(Res) dated 2.7.1997. The OM, however, did not prescribe formats of registers for maintaining reservation on the basis of revised instructions, which have now been prescribed by the Brochure. Part I of the Brochure contains all the provisions on the subject, including reservation registers / reservation roster registers, in a simple and easy to understand style and is complete in itself. Nevertheless, relevant Office Memoranda in Part II thereof may be referred to in case of any doubt.
(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Welcome to Newly elected Executive Committee of Bhavnagar division

Divisional Conference of Bhavnagar division was held at Ramwadi, Bhavnagar on 13th November 2011 which was presided over by Com.Prakash Rathod Circle President who is also divisional President here. Circle Secretary attended the meeting. Com.Sharadbhai Teraiya Vice President (CHQ) P.IV, Com.S.K.Vaishnav Asst. C/S, Com. K.B.Chudasama Asst. C/S also attended this divisional conference. 

There was an election on the post of divisional President in a democratic way and Shri.J.B.Narela (Gadhvibhai) was declared elected on the post. For rest of the posts unanimous election was made. Following office bearers were elected. Circle union welcomes newly elected office bearers and assures full co operation to them in settlement of genuine problems of Bhavnagar division.

      Post               Name                      office                              Mobile No.

Dnl.President            Com. J B Narela                  Bhavnagar HO                       93742 55090

Vice President          Com. Y K Joshi                   Bhavnagar HO                       90990 16416

Vice President          Com. K Y Sarvaiya             Paravdi SO                              99257 30177

Dnl.Secretary           Com. M S Chosala              Bhavnagar HO                       94265 90132

Asst. D/S                 Com. V J Yadav                   Bhavnagar HO                        99133 81930

Asst. D/S                 Com. M L Kanani                Bhavnagar HO                        94287 87437

Asst. D/S                 Com. H G Mir                       Botad MDG                             97242 89797

Asst. D/S                 Com. R J Vora                      Mahuva MDG                         99243 89605

Org.Secretary          Com. S J Makwana             Vallabhipur SO                         97262 41844

Org. Secretary         Com. K A Chudasama         Bhavnagar HO                        98795 03204

Org. Secretary         Com. R S Makwana             Sihor SO                                    94265 35011

Finance Secrerary    Com. M P Mori                    Bhavnagar HO                        99253 31327

Asst.F/S                  Com. P B Sangani                 Talaja SO                                  97238 38336

Exe. Member           Com.V L Chauhan                Tansa SO                                  94272 60365

Exe. Member           Com. P B Gohel                     Bhavnagar HO                         93753 59621

Auditor                    Com.J K Bhalgamia               

Delhi govt sanctions 13,000 posts of teachers

Delhi government has sanctioned creation of about 13,000 new posts of teachers for schools run by it besides planning to set up more schools for effective implementation of the Right To Education Act.

This was announced by Education Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely while launching a year-long 'Shiksha Ka Haq Abhiyan' campaign to create awareness about the RTE Act which provides for free and compulsory education to all children between age of 6 and 14 years.

Launcing the campaign, he said Delhi government has approved the Delhi Right of children to Free and Compulsory Education Rules 2011 and the same will soon be notified in the Gazette for full implentation of provisions of RTE Act.

Lovely said government plans to set up more schools in the city to cater to growing needs and for effective implementation of the RTE Act.

He said the plan is to make available one school for classes between one to five within a radius of one kilometer and in case of students in classes of VI to VIII a school would be established within a radius of three kms.

He said no child would be denied admission in Delhi. Lovely said all government and government-aided schools would will have a school management committee to prepare school development plan which will assess class-wise enrolment, requirement of teachers as well as infrastructure.


Railway Minister Announces Fresh Measures to Prevent Misuse of Tatkal Travel Scheme

The Minister of Railways Shri Dinesh Trivedi at a press conference here today said that several measures are proposed to be implemented in the next one week or so with a view to prevent misuse of Tatkal scheme by agents/unscrupulous elements by the activities during opening hours of the reservation counters:. These measures announced by him are as follows:-

                                            i.      The advance reservation period of Tatkal scheme should be reduced from two days at present to one day excluding the day of journey from the train originating station.  For example, if train is to depart from the originating station on the second of the month, the Tatkal quota for that particular train shall open at 0800 hours on the first of the month.

                                          ii.      There shall be no refund on confirmed Tatkal tickets subject to the exceptions such as cancellation of trains, late running of trains, etc.  This is proposed on account of the following reasons :-

        Advance reservation period of Tatkal is very short i.e. approximately one day.  It is expected that the passenger would have a firm programme of travel before booking the Tatkal ticket.

·        To prevent misuse of Tatkal ticket by unscrupulous elements by resorting to speculative booking.

                                        iii.      No duplicate Tatkal tickets shall be issued. Duplicate Tatkal tickets shall be issued only in exceptional cases on payment of full fare including Tatkal charges.

                                        iv.      Tatkal tickets shall be sold only on production of one of the eight prescribed Identity cards as proof of identity.  For this purpose, a self attested photo copy of the identity card on which the passenger(s) proposes to travel shall be attached to the requisition slip.  The details of the identity proof shall be captured by the system and indicated on the reserved tickets as well on the chart. It will not be mandatory for the passengers to go to the counter to book the Tatkal ticket, however, the proof will have to be sent in the aforementioned manner.  During the journey, the passenger will have to produce original proof of identity indicated on the ticket. In future, when AADHAAR is operational, the issue of Tatkal tickets will be linked to AADHAAR.

                                          v.      Agents / RTSAs shall be restricted from the booking Tatkal tickets at the counters between 0800 hrs. and 1000 hrs. This restriction shall be enforced through frequent inspection at the counters. The agents both web service agents and web agents shall also be restricted from booking Tatkal tickets on the internet between 0800 hrs. and 1000 hrs.

                                        vi.      Even for internet booking for Tatkal tickets, the passenger shall enter the identity proof type and number, which is to be used for travel.  These details shall be printed on the ERS as well as the chart for Tatkal tickets.

                                      vii.      There shall be only four passengers per PNR for Tatkal tickets.

                                    viii.      The web services agents of IRCTC will be permitted to book only one Tatkal ticket per train per day on the internet.

                                        ix.      Cameras will be installed at the ticket counters for maintaining stricter surveillance.


EPF dues have priority over secured creditors’ debt: SC

 In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that from now on, recovery of employees' provident fund (EPF) dues from a company under liquidation would get priority over repaying loans to secured creditors.

A bench of Justices G S Singhvi and H L Dattu said though Parliament, while inserting Section 529A in the Companies Act in 1985, did not declare workmen's dues as first charge, given the provisions of EPF Act, it could not be interpreted that secured creditors would get priority over provident fund obligations of the employer.

However, the apex court bench clarified that other dues of employees cannot get precedence over debt of secured creditors once the employees' provident fund commitments are met.