Government Formulating Policy for Raising Retirement age in Sick & Loss Making CPSEs.

   On the basis of recommendations of Board for Reconstruction of Public Sector Enterprises (BRPSE), the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) is formulating a policy for enhancement of age of superannuation from 58 to 60 years for employees of such sick and loss making Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) whose revival packages have been approved by the Government and which will continue to be in Public Sector after implementation of revival package. The above policy would be notified after inter-ministerial consultations and approval of competent authority.

   The above information was given by the Minister for Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises Shri Praful Patel in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.


E-Tickets through Mobile Phone.

   Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a public sector undertaking under the Ministry of Railways, has launched the scheme for booking Railway e-tickets through mobile phone through its website i.e. The broad features of the schemes are as follow:-

    Users can use their existing IRCTC user ID and password.

    After booking tickets through the mobile phones, users receive a reservation message with the ticket details.

    The service charges of IRCTC are similar to e-tickets i.e. Rs. 10/- per ticket for second/sleeper class and Rs. 20/- per ticket for all other classes.

   This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri K. H. Muniyappa in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.


Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2011 (as on 1.1.2012) by the Central Secretariat Service Officers.


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions,
Department of Personnel & Training
CS,I Division

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi,
Dated: 21st March, 2012.


Subject:- Submission of Immovable Property Return for the year 2011 (as on 1.1.2012) by the Central Secretariat Service Officers.

   Attention is invited to this Department O.M. of even number dated 4.1. 2012 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2011, as on 1.1.2012, in respect of CSS Officers (Under Secretary and above level) was required to be furnished by 31.1.2012 and to be forwarded to this Division by 28.2.2012 for records. However, the IPRs in respect of a large number of officers have not yet been received in this Division as yet. The list of officers whose IPR for the year 2011 have not been received in this Division is annexed with this OM.

   2. Attention is also invited to this Department O.M. No.11012/11/2007- Estt.A dated 27th September, 2011 notifying that Class ‘A” officers, who do not submit the property return by the prescribed time would be denied vigilance clearance and will not be considered for promotion and empanelment for senior level posts in Government of India.

   3. Administrative Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to obtain the IPRs for the year 2011 in respect of the defaulting officers and send the same to this Division without any further delay. It is also requested that appropriate action be taken in case of officers who failed to submit the IPRs on stipulated time besides ensuring that appropriate entry regarding late submission/non submission of IPRs is made in the relevant Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) of the concerned officer in terms of this Division O.M. No.10/01/2011-CS.l(PR) dated 19th January, 2012.

(Rajiv Manjhi)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Additional DA from 1.1.2012, Cabinet likely to approve today.

   We expected the same that didn’t happen last week, but Today Cabinet may approve 7% additional Dearness allowance from 1.1.2012 for Central Government staff and pensioners.

   Normally, the decision on announcing DA to the central government employees was to take place on the 2nd week of March and September every year. But this procedure was being postponed for various reasons. Last year, the announcement of DA from July 2011 was also postponed. The decision on the additional DA from March 2012 is expected to be finalized on 22.03.2012 at the Cabinet meeting scheduled on that day. 

   As of now, an increase of 7% is expected which will raise the DA from 58% to 65%. As usual, the DA for March will be paid in April and the arrears for the other two months will be paid separately.