Union Cabinet today gave its approval for increase in the present income criterion from Rs.4.50 lakh to Rs.6 lakh…
Union Cabinet yesterday approved to increase the limit of ‘Creamy layer’ bar from Rs.4.50 lakh to Rs.6 lakh…
Revision of Income Criterion to exclude Socially Advanced Persons/ Sections (Creamy Layer) from list of other Backward Classes (OBCs)
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.
Source: PIB News
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
1st Floor, ICADR Building, PIot No. 6. Vasant Kunj
Institutional Area Phase II, New Delhi-110070
Date 12th February 2013
SUBJECT : NPS- Corporate Sector Model – Discontinuation of ‘Corporate- CG scheme.’ for new corporates joining NPS.
It has been decided, with immediate effect, to withdraw the option of Corporate- CG scheme under the NPS-Corporate Sector Model except for those corporates which have opted for it already. However, corporates / subscribers will continue to have the flexibility of choosing the investment pattern, with any PFM of their choice, wherein, if they so desires, they can align their asset mix with Govt. mandated investment pattern.
2. Henceforth, no further switchover to or opting of Corporate – CG scheme shall be permitted to the Corporates.
(Chief General Manager)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi – 110001
Subject: Timely intimation about payment of additional fee under RTI Act 2005.
It has been brought to the notice of the Central Information Commission that some CPIOs inform the information seeker about the additional fee under sub section 7(3) of the RTI Act at the fag end of the thirty days period prescribed for providing the information under sub-section 7(1) of the RTI Act.
2. The Central Information Commission in one of its orders has mentioned that while there cannot be any hard and fast rule about when exactly the intimation about the photocopying charges should be conveyed to the information seeker, it is implied in the prescribed time limit that the demand for the photocopying charges must be made soon after the RTI application is received so that the information seeker has time to deposit the fees and receive the information within the prescribed thirty days period. If the information sought is not voluminous or is not dispersed over o large number of files, computation of the photocopying charges should not be a time consuming task. As soon as the RTI application is received, the holder of the information should decide about how much information to disclose and then calculate the photocopying charges so that the CPIO can immediately write to the information seeker demanding such fees.
3. This may be brought to the notice of all concerned for compliance.