Thursday, July 21, 2016

DAY-8 - IPO EXAM - CCS (CONDUCT) RULES, 1964

Day-8 - IPO Exam - CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 


1. Short title, Commencement and application

2. Definitions

3. General

3-A. Promptness and Courtesy

3-B. Observance of Government’s Policies

3-C. Prohibition of sexual harassment of working women

4. Employment of near relatives of Government Servant in companies or firms.

5. Taking part in the politics and elections.

6. Joining of Associations by Government Servants

7. Demonstration and Strikes.

8. Connection with Press or other media

9. Criticism of Government

10. Evidence before committee or any other authority

11. Communication of official information

12. Subscriptions

13. Gifts

13-A. Dowry

14. Public demonstration in honor of Government Servants.

15. Private trade or employment

15-A. Subletting and vacation of Government accommodation

16. Investments, lending and borrowing

17. Insolvency and habitual indebtedness

18. Movable, immovable and valuable property

18-A. Restrictions in relationto acquisition and disposal of immovable property outside india and transactions with foreigners.

19. Vindication of Acts and character of Government Servant

20. Canvassing of non-official or other outside influence

21. Restriction regarding marriage.

22. Consumption of intoxicating drinks and drugs.

22-A. Prohibition regarding employment of children below 14 years of age

23. Interpretations

24. Delegation of Powers

25. Repeal and Savings

7th Pay Commission latest news: Government has to notify within 7 days to implement salary hike from August : Without the official notification, the salaries received by central government employees on August 1 would not be hiked as per the CPC recommendations.

New Delhi, July 20: Although the revised recommendations of 7th Pay Commission has received a formal nod of approval from the Union Cabinet, the gazette notification for finalizing the salary hike is awaited. Without the official notification, the salaries received by central government employees on August 1 would not be hiked as per the CPC recommendations. Government has to notify the new pay scale within 7 days in order to implement the 14.29 percent hike in basic pay. 

Although the CPC recommendations were cleared on June 29, the issuance of official notification was delayed since the government was facing protest from several employee unions over a range of anomalies related to allowances. Apart from the pay parity issues, a larger section of the employee union led by National National Joint Action Committee (NJAC) had demanded the increase in entry-level salary from Rs 18,000 (as per new recommendations) to Rs 26,000.

The unions had earlier threatened to launch a nationwide strike from July 11. Nearly 33 lakh central government employees belonging to Post, Railways and Defence were expected to participate in the protest. However, following the setup of a High Level Committee by the government to look into their demands, they deferred their strike by at least four months.

7th Pay Commission is considered to be, by far, the lowest ever salary hike implemented in the past 70 years. Including allowances, the hike is only 23.5 percent.

The implementation of CPC recommendations would positively impact a total of 47 lakh government employees, along with 53 lakh pensioners. It would also add an excessive burden on the Centre. However, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley claims that the hike in salaries would instead rejuvenate the economy by giving a inserting a demand-driven bang in the domestic market.

UP forms panel to study 7th Pay Commission proposals

After cabinet's approval to implement the 7th Pay Commission Recommendations for CG employees, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet has decided to to constitute a high level Pay Committee to examine the implication of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on state.

The Committee would examine the implication of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on state exchequer over salaries, pensions and other service related benefits and perks of state employees. The Committee is expected to submit its report to the state government in 6 months.

The cabinet authorised chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to appoint the chairman of the committee. The representatives of the principal secretaries of planning and personnel departments would be members of the committee, while secretary finance (pay commission) would be the member secretary of the body.

The Pay Committee report would study the recommendations pertaining to the state employees, teachers and non-teaching staff of aided educational and technical training institutions, employees of local bodies, district panchayats, development authorities, public sector undertakings/corporations and autonomous institutions.

The Committee would consider the state’s financial resources and constraints with regards to development while giving its recommendations.

The additional burden on the state exchequer due to the hike in salaries, allowances and pensions is estimated at Rs 24,000 crore over the current salary and pension bill of nearly Rs 1,00,000 crore.

With state polls due in early 2017, the government is expected to move fast on the matter. The state government could provide the additional funds through supplementary budget if needed.

The Finance Minister Statement On Multiplication Factor to be revised at least 3 - 7th Central Pay Commission News

The Finance Minister Statement on Multiplication Factor

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 28 ANSWERED ON 19.07.2016


7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION RECOMMENDATIONS

Shri Neeraj Shekhar
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether Government has implemented the 7th Central Pay Commission recommendations;

(b) if so, the details thereof along with the date of notification thereof;

(c) whether increase in pay of Central Government Officials is historically low under 7th CPC; if so, the reasons thereof;

(d) whether employees unions/trade unions have announced to go on indefinite strike against the historically low revision of salaries by Government, if so, the response of Government thereto; and

(e) whether uniform multiplication factor of at least 3 is proposed to be applied for revision of pay under 7th CPC; if not, the reasons there for?

ANSWER


THE FINANCE MINISTER (SHRI ARUN JAITLEY)
A statement is being laid on the Table of the House
Statement Annexed with the Rajya Sabha Starred Question No. 28 for 19.07.2016 by Shri Neeraj Shekhar on 7th Central Pay Commission Recommendations
(a) & (b): The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The requisite notifications are being issued shortly.
(c) The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay commission is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances
(d) Employee Associations of Central Government had given a call for strike with effect from 11.07.2016 which has since been deferred. However, the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Association and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.
(e) In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present.
Source: Rajyasabha.nic.in

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Questions raised in Parliament regarding 7th CPC Notification and Fitment Factor

The Government has decided to implement the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to pay, pension and related issues. The requisite notifications are being issued shortly.

The increase in pay as recommended by the 7th Central Pay commission is based on the detailed deliberations by the Commission keeping in view all relevant factors having a bearing upon the prevailing circumstances

Employee Associations of Central Government had given a call for strike with effect from 11.07.2016 which has since been deferred. However, the Government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Association and it would be the endeavour of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.

In view of the multiplication factor having been accepted based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay commission, no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present.

This was stated by the Minister of Finance Shri.Arun Jaitley in a written reply to a question by the Shri Neeraj Shekhar in the Rajya Sabha on 19.7.2016.

Source: http://teut.in/

Directorate Orders related to Implementation of 6th Cadre Review Orders - Creation of SAG/JAG Posts in Circles

Assignment of additional charge of newly created SAG and JAG posts under the 6th Cadre Review of Indian Postal Service, Group ' A ' - order date 06.07.2016



Implementation of 6th Cadre review orders - creation of SAG/JAG Posts in circles

Second list of BPM selections - Karnataka Circle

Tripura to move SC over order to pay higher DA to employees

Agartala, July 20 (IANS): The Tripura government will move the Supreme Court challenging the Tripura High Court verdict that it pay pending 42 per cent dearness allowance (DA) to its 209,000 employees and pension holders, a minister said on Wednesday.

After the latest four per cent release on July 14, the dearness allowance of Tripura government employees and pensioners rose to 83 per cent, while the central government employees are getting the allowance at 125 per cent.

The Tripura High Court recently directed the difference of 42 per cent be paid to the state employees and pensioners.

"We do not have sufficient funds to give the pending DA to the employees and pensioners. The state government would seek intervention of the Supreme Court against the Tripura High Court order to give pending DA," Tripura Finance Minister Bhanulal Saha told IANS.

He said: "If we give one more per cent of DA, the government would have to bear Rs 33 crore, and for 42 per cent, the state government requires Rs 1,386 crore annually -- which is very difficult for the state government."

On a writ petition of an employees' organisation, affiliated to opposition Congress, the Tripura High Court ordered the government to clear the pending DA dues to the government employees subject to availability of funds.

"If the state government clears the pending DA of the employees and pensioners, all developmental and repairing works would come to a halt. The central government has also sealed the maximum limit (3 per cent of GDP) of borrowing loan for carrying out development works up to Rs 1,570 crore," the minister said.

Saha said: "With regard to state government employees' payments, the state government had received Rs 500 crore less amount in last financial year (2015-16) from the Union government despite its obligations, and we apprehend that this financial year (2016-17), we may also get Rs 1,100 crore less funds from the central government."

"As per the recommendations of the 14th Finance Commission, the Centre has not yet provided the full gap grant fund leading to severe financial crunch of our state," the Finance Minister added.

Saha, who is also Information and Cultural Affairs Minister, said that execution of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission for state government employees would be considered after the central government takes a final decision on the issue.

Cabinet approves amendment in the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) amendment Bill, 2015

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Cabinet

20-July-2016 20:26 IST

Cabinet approves amendment in the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) amendment Bill, 2015

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introducing amendments to the Benami Transactions (Prohibition) (Amendment) Bill, 2015 in Parliament. 

The amendments aim to strengthen the Bill in terms of legal and administrative procedure so as to overcome the practical difficulties which may arise in the implementation of the provisions of the Bill when it becomes an Act. 

The legislation is also intended to effectively prohibit benami transactions and consequently prevent circumvention of law through unfair practices. It empowers the Government to confiscate benami property by following due procedure. It therefore promotes equity across all citizens. However, those who declare their benami properties under income declaration scheme will get immunity under the Benami Act.

Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/ DR with Basic Pay/ pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/ DR for the purpose of fitment

Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/ DR with Basic Pay/ pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/ DR for the purpose of fitment
No. 40-13/2013-Pen (T)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Dated 18.07.2016

Sub:Revision of pension of BSNL pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/ DR with Basic Pay/ pension, effectively amounting to 78.2% DA/ DR for the purpose of fitment

The pension to combined service optee absorbed employees in BSNL is paid by Government as per sub-rules 21 to 23 of Rule 37-A of CCS(Pension) Rules 1972.

2. Consequent to the Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) orders dated 26.11.2008, revision of pay of employees of BSNL was allowed with effect from 1.1.2007 vide Letter No. 61-01/2009-SU dated 27.02.2009. Subsequently, pension/family pension of employees retired from BSNL who retired between 01.10.2000 and 1.1.2007, was revised vide this office a.M. No. 40-17/2008-Pen (T) Vol.lll dated 15.3.2011.

3. Further to Department of Public Enterprises O.M. No. 2(70)/08-DPE (WC)-GL- VII/09 dated 02.04.2009, the benefit of merger of 50% DA with Basic Pay effectively amounting to 78.2% IDA as on 1.1.2007 for the purpose of fitment, was granted to the BSNL serving employees w.e.f. 10.6.2013 vide Order No. 61-01/2012-SU dated 10.6.2013.

4. The issue regarding revision of pension/ family pension of BSNL IDA pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013 has been considered by the Government, and the following has been decided:

(a)The pension/ family pension of BSNL IDA pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 01.01.2007, may be revised as on 01.01.2007 notionally with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013 by adding together
(i)Existing basic pension/ family pension including commuted portion of pension, if any
(ii)Dearness relief (IDA) @ 78.2%
(iii)Fitment weightage @ 30% of the existing pension/ family pension and dearness relief (IDA) thereon.

The amount so arrived will be regarded as consolidated pension/ family pension with effect from 10.06.2013.

(b)The pension/ family pension of BSNL IDA pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired between 01.01.2007 and 09.06.2013, their pay may be revised notionally with effect from 01.01.2007 by allowing the benefit of merger of 50% DA/DR with Basic Pay/ Pension effectively amounting to 78.2% IDA for the purpose of fitment, and consequential revision of pension on notional pay with actual benefit w.e.f. 10.06.2013, at par with the serving employees of BSNL. However, these pensioners do not get actual benefit of increase in pay/ pension during the period between 01.01.2007 to 09.06.2013, and they would not get increase in the amount of DCRG, leave encashment and commutation of pension on this account.

5.The other conditions with regard to commuted portion of pension, minimum pension and increase in the quantum of pension/ family pension to the old pensioners/ family pensioners, as mentioned in this office O.M. No. 40-17/2008-Pen (T) Vol.lll dated 15.3.2011 shall remain the same.

6.Action to revise pension/ family pension in terms of these provisions may be initiated suo-moto by the concerned Heads of offices. All administrative offices of BSNL handling preparation of pension papers of BSNL pensioners may be directed to initiate the process of consolidation of pension/ family pension to the BSNL IDA pensioners/ family pensioners, who retired prior to 10.06.2013, at the consolidated rates in terms of para 4 above immediately and forward the same to the concerned CCAs for consolidation and issue of revised Pension Payment Orders (PPOs).

7. The exercise to extend benefit of these orders to the pensioners/ family pensioners should be completed by 31.12.2016.

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Solution for the RD extension error - "Continuation is not allowed as there are pending installments for this Account " in DOP Finacle

Generally in DOP RD account maturity will complete after 60 completed months i.e., 5 years from the date of opening.
RD accounts in DOP can be extended after date of maturity and before completion of next month i..e., within one month after maturity date.
For example if account is closed on 20/07/2016 then extension is allowed within one month as per POSB rulings i.e., before 20/08/2016.

The menu option for the extension of RD account is PRDCM.

  • PRDCM stands for Post Recurrence Deposit Continuation on Maturity.
  • Generally RD accounts will be extended up to 60 months but the customer can close anytime during extension period as per POSB rulings.
  • System will calculate the interest for completed years as per the table prescribed in POSB manuals.
  • As per POSB rulings even if the account is completed 5 years if the account is having loan then the system will not allow extension. For this case we have to inform the customer to clear the loan and proceed for extension of RD account.
  • Sometimes when we try to extend the RD accounts in DOP Finacle we will get the error - "Continuation is not allowed as there are pending installments for this Account " in DOP Finacle.

The error screen shot will appear as shown in the below figure

  • From the above screen shot it is clear that the system is showing the above said error.

Root Cause for the above problem:-

The main problem arises in DOP Finacle due to one of the following below mentioned reasons.
  • If the account is already extended then the system will not allow again.
  • If there are any pending installments then the system will not allow to extend the account for further 5 years.

Solution for the above Problem :- 

  • If the account is already extended and if the user again tries to extend the same account then the system will not allow it will show the above said error. For clarification users can check the new maturity date by using the menu HTDTRAN. 
  • If the maturity date of the account is already completed but if the account is having some pending installments to pay i.e., if 60 installments are not paid then the system will not allow to extend the account for further 5 years.
  • To check pending installments for RD we have special menu HPLIST in DOP Finacle enter the account number, remove start date and view the report if there are any pending installments then accept the pending installments and then try for extension of RD account for further 5 years.
Source: PoFinacleGuide

Designating a full time Grievance Officer in each Ministry / Department / Public Sector Undertaking / Autonomous Organization


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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions


20-July-2016 15:03 IST


Grievance officer


As per guidelines issued by Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, each Ministry/Department/Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Organization is required to designate a full time Grievance Officer, known as Director of Public Grievances. The Director of Public Grievances shall be actively involved in the process of dealing with grievances. Every Wednesday of the week has been earmarked for the Director of Public Grievances for hearing the grievances of the citizens. The names of the Directors of Public Grievances for various Ministries/Departments are available on http://www.pgportal.gov.in. 


As per guidelines issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, a grievance is required to be redressed within a period of two months. In case, it is not possible an interim reply with reasons for delay is required to be provided.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Prahlad Singh Patel in the Lok Sabha today.

How To Use WhatsApp's Cool New Secret Font

WhatsApp has rolled out a new type of font which was earlier spotted in the beta versions of the app. This new font called FixedSys is similar to what Microsoft uses in many of their Windows applications such as Notepad.

To write in this new font you have to use the ` symbol three times before and after the word. For instance, if you want to write India in the new FixedSys style you have to write ```India``` in your WhatsApp messenger.

WHATSAPP

This change was earlier rolled out in Android Beta version v2.16.179. Even some of the users of the iOS beta version reported that they can use the font. We have tested the font in the stable version v2.16.133 and it is working. So mostly this is a server level change the messenger has been rolling out.

WhatsApp recently released a feature where people can quote someone's message and reply to it. This feature is very handy when you're in a WhatsApp group with many members in it. It was also reported that WhatsApp is soon going to support GIFs in the iOS version of the app.


The Facebook-owned messenger has achieved many milestones this year. In February, it crossed the mark of 1 billion active users. Recently, CEO Jan Koum said that the app is now handling 100 million voice calls per day. This has also triggered the rumor of long-awaited feature of video calling.

One of the biggest changes WhatsApp has made this year is to roll out the feature of end-to-end encryption on all the chats and calls. This irked some of the authorities all around the world but in the tech community, this feature was applauded loudly. Its parent company Facebook has also started to test the encryption feature in the messenger.

Latest Information About Cadre Restructuring in Dept of Posts

Information About Cadre Restructuring

The following information was published in the official website of AIPEU Group -C CHQ 

Today (20.07.2016), Comrade R.N. Parashar Secretary General NFPE Met Shri S.K . Dashora, DDG (Estt) Department Of Posts At Dak Bhawan, New Delhi And Enquired The Progress Of Cadre Restructuring For Left Out Categories Of Postal Department.
He Intimated That The Proposal Has Already Been Submitted To DOP&T And DOP&T Has Made Some Queries For Which Reply Is Being Sent. After Being Approval From DOP&T, The Proposal Will Be Sent To Finance Ministry For Final Sanction.

We Hope Early Approval And Implementation

Revision of Civil Services recruitment system

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Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
20-July-2016 14:59 IST

Revision of Civil Services recruitment system 

An Expert Committee has been constituted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) under the chairmanship of Shri B. S. Baswan to comprehensively examine the various issues, raised from time to time regarding the Civil Service Examination, with respect to the eligibility, syllabus, scheme and pattern of the Examination vide notice dated 12.8.2015. The committee has been given extension of time till August 2016 to submit its report. 

Imparting training to the officers is a continuous process. The course content of the training is modified regularly as per the requirement. 

This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Ajay Nishad in the Lok Sabha today.

DAY-7 - IPO EXAM - CCS (CCA) RULES, 1965

Day-7 - IPO Exam - CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

1. Is there any provision for withholding of appeal?

There is no provision for withholding of appeal. All appeals are now to be addressed direct to the appellate authority with a copy forwarded the authority which made the orders appealed against.

2. Describe ‘de novo’ proceedings’.

The appellate authority has powers, after due consideration of the appeal to set aside the punishment order and to remit the case for de novo trail to the authority which imposed the penalty with directions as he may deem fit. Such an order can specify the particular stage from which the re-trail should be conducted. This is called as ‘de novo’ proceedings.

3. What is a revision?

  1. A revision is the process in which the president, the member (Personnel), Postal Service Board, a head of the Department directly under the Central Government, an appellate authority or any other authority specified in the behalf of President may at any time, of its own motion or otherwise call for records of an inquiry in a disciplinary and pass appropriate orders as it may deem fit.
  2. Such revision may be conducted only when appeal submitted is disposed of. If no appeal has been preferred, revision should be made only after the expiry of the period of limitation of an appeal.
  3. In case of revision, by the appellate authority, it should be conducted within six months of the date of the order proposed to be revised.
  4. If, after revision, it is proposed to impose any penalty of enhance the penalty already awarded by the Disciplinary Authority, no order is passed without giving a reasonable opportunity to the Government Servant concerned of making representation against the penalty proposed.
  5. If it is proposed to impose any one of the major penalties or enhance the penalty to any one of the major penalties, an inquiry in the matter laid down in Rule 14 of CCS CCA Rules, 1965 should be conducted. (Rule 29 of CCS CCA 1965)

4. What is a review?

The President may, at any time, either on his own motion or otherwise review any order passed under these rules, when any new material or evidence which could not be produced or was not available at the time of passing the order under review and which has the effect of changing the nature of the case, has come, or has been brought to his notice (Rule 29-A)

It may be noted that while the President and other authorities enumerated in Rule 29, exercise the power of revision under that rule, the power of review under Rule 29-A, is vested the President only and not in any other authority.

5. Who the competent authority to issue punishment order?

  1. Power to impose is a statutory power.
  2. It cannot be delegated.
  3. It cannot be taken over by the supervisor.
  4. Punishment should be communicated by the competent authorities under their own names. It should be communicated by the lower authority.

7th Pay Commission: Committee formed to look into suggestions

7th Pay Commission: Committee formed to look into suggestions

7th Pay Commission: The committee will forward its suggestions within six months, keeping in mind the state's financial resources and commitments towards development.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday decided to constitute a committee to look into the Seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations.

The committee will study the recommendations with regard to salaries, pensions, allowances and other benefits of state government employees and submit its suggestions, said an official spokesman.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has been authorised to appoint the chairman of the committee, he said, adding that the Finance Secretary and representatives nominated by principal secretaries of planning and personnel departments will be its members.

The committee will forward its suggestions within six months, keeping in mind the state’s financial resources and commitments towards development, said the spokesman.

The Cabinet also approved a project to run 170 mobile medical units on public-private-partnership (PPP) basis, he said, adding that each unit will have two vehicles, doctors, pharmacists, nurses and laboratory technicians.

Besides administering first aid, the units will screen patients for communicable diseases, perform basic laboratory tests and carry out immunisation drives.

The project will be run in 36 districts, including Saharanpur, Rampur, Bareilly, Badaun, Etah, Kasganj, Kannauj, Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi among others.

In yet another important decision, the Cabinet approved the Samajwadi Hathkargha Bunkar Pension scheme under which weavers over 60 years of age will get a monthly pension of Rs 500.

For the first year, Rs 30 crore have been earmarked while for the latter stages, budgetary allocation will be made in proportion with the number of beneficiaries, said the spokesman, adding that the pension amount will be directly deposited to their bank accounts through RTGS.

The Cabinet also decided to increase the retirement age of regular employees of Uttar Pradesh Waqf Development Corporation from 58 to 60 years which would result in an additional burden of Rs 15,73,660 which will be borne by the corporation, he said.

In another important decision, the Cabinet gave its nod to relax rules under the Rapid Financial Development scheme for laying sewage and drainage pipelines in the masterplan of Saifai, the native village of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, he added.

It was decided to provide a financial assistance of around Rs 10.8 crore from the scheme, as recommended by the Expenditure Committee, for the sewage and drainage scheme in Saifai as an exception.

Source: Indian Express