Thought for Today, 29 th June 2020

Life is a trip. The only problem is that it does not come with a map. We have to search our own routes to reach our destination.

Friday, May 31, 2013

Maharashtra Civil Services (conduct) Rules 1979 , As amended up to 1 st June 2013

Maharashtra Civil Services (conduct) Rules , which are applicable to all State Government Employees came into force in 1979. Thereafter number of amendments have been made to these Rules. All these amendments have been incorporated and the Rules as amended up to 1st June 2013 are made available on this blog. The persons interested can get these Rules  downloaded. if they so desire. 

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg.

No.36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res)
Government of ndia
Ministry oi Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Bock, New Delhi,
Dated: the 27th May, 2013


Subject :- Revision of income criteria to exclude socially advanced persons/sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs)-reg.

The undersigned is directed to invite attention to this Department’s office memorandum No.36012/22/93-Estt. (SCT) dated 8th September, 1993 which, inter-alia, provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the creamy layer and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 akh and Rs. 4.5 Iakh and accordingly the expression “Rs.1 lakh” under Category-VI of Schedule to OM dated 8th September, 1993 was revised to “Rs. 2.5 lakh” and to “RS. 4.5 lakh” vide this Department’s OMs No. 36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res.) dated 09.03.2004 and dated 14.10. 2008 respectively.

2. It has now been decided to raise the income limit from Rs. 4.5 lakh to Rs. 6 lakh per annum for determining the creamy layer amongst the Other Backward Classes. Accordingly, the expression “Rs. 4.5 lakh” under Category VI in the Schedule to this Department’s aforesaid O.M. of 8th September, 1993 would be substituted by Rs. “Rs. 6 lakh”.

3. The provisions of this office memorandum have effect from 16th May, 2013.

4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this office memorandum to the notice of all concerned. 

(Sharad Kumar Srivastava)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Difference between " Quorum and Coram "

A quorum is the minimum number of people who must be present to pass a law, make a judgment, or conduct business. Quorum requirements typically are found in a court, legislative assembly, or corporation (where those attending might be directors or stockholders). In some cases, the law requires more people than a simple majority to form a quorum. If no such defining number is determined, a quorum is a simple majority.

The term coram is used in phrases that refer to   a group.or bench of  specified judges.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Difference between 'Inquiry' and 'Enquiry'

'Inquiry' and 'enquiry' are interchangeable in the US and the UK. However, in the UK, it is becoming preferable to use 'inquiry' to denote 'an investigation' and 'enquiry' to denote 'a question'.In India both the words are used to carry the same meaning as done in U.K. The word ' Inquiry' is used in relation to a formal 'inquiry' whereas the word 'enquiry' is used to denote ' the act of questioning.Therefore in case of departmental proceeding the word used is 'Inquiry' indicating that it is a formal inquiry.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.

No.1/1/2013-1 R
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17/05/2013
Subject: Extension of RTI web portal for online filing of RTI application.
In continuation of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 22/04/2013, ¡t is intimated that training to RTI Nodal Officers, RTI Cell officials and NIC/IT personnel attached with Ministries/Departments of Government of India have been completed by DoPT with the help of NIC.
2. It is again requested that training to all the CPlOs and First Appellate Authorities (FAAs) may be provided by the concerned Ministry/Department, through the officials trained by DoPT/NIC, User name/password to all the CPIOs and FAAs are to be provided by RTI Nodal Officers of the concerned Ministry/Department. It is imperative that the RTI Nodal Officers start updating the details of CPIOs / FAAs in the system and issue user name and password to them at the earliest.
3. As mentioned in the said O.M., it is planned to extend the facility of RTI online web portal to all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India. This facility is being extended to Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation, Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries and Department of Consumer Affairs and Department of Food and Public Distribution from 22 May 2013.
(Sandeep Jain)
Deputy Secretary

Friday, May 17, 2013


The Union Cabinet today gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion of Rs. 4.5 lakh per annum for applying the Creamy Layer restriction throughout the country, for excluding Socially Advanced Persons/Sections (Creamy Layer) from the purview of reservation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
The new income criterion will be Rs. 6 lakh per annum. The increase in the income limit to exclude the Creamy Layer is in keeping with the increase in the Consumer Price Index and would enable more persons to take advantage of reservation benefits extended to OBCs in government services and admission to central educational institutions.
This would bring about equity and greater inclusiveness in society. The Department of Personnel and Training and the Ministry of Human Resource Development would issue necessary orders to this effect.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

8% increase in D.A. to State Government employees w.e.f. 1-1-2013

राज्य शासनाने  शासकीय कर्मचा-यांच्या  व इतर पुर्णकालीन पात्र कर्मचा-यांच्या  महागाईभत्त्यात १-१-२०१३ पासून ८ %वाढ केली आहे . म्हणजेच मूळ  वेतनावरील (ग्रेड पे सह ) अनुद्नेय महागाई  भत्त्याचा दर               १- १- २ ० १ ३  पासून ७२ % वरून ८० % करण्यात आला  आहे . 

सदर महागाई भत्ता  रोख रकमेत देण्यात येणार आहे .  

१ जानेवारी ते  ३ ० एप्रिल या काळातील थकबाकी देण्याचे आदेश स्वतंत्र पणे काढले जाणार आहेत .  

( संदर्भ : वित्त विभाग शासन निर्णय  मभावा-१११३ /प्र. क्र. १८ / सेवा - ९  दिनांक  १५ - ५- २०१३  )