FLASH NEWS local government commission - draft special rules for integration published

Feb 27, 2013

2 Additional Staff for MGNREGS having expenditure above 2 Crores

Thiruvananthapuram.Govt issued orders to appoint 3rd set of Engineering staff and Data Entry Operators to Gramapanchayaths having expenditure above Rs 2 Crores in MGNREGS.

Feb 26, 2013

IWMP all burden over VEOs -agitation starts

The newly implemented scheme IWMP will be big burden over village
extension officers they are the panchayath level implementing
officers. But all the benefit will go for a minimum higher officials
only. Mean while they have created many higher posts for monitoring
the scheme. All these posts are created by promotion or deputation
basis . Some posts are created such a way that the retired higher
officials in the RD will get the benefit.
Another deceiving fact is that central govt norms says about an
honourarium for the panchayath level implementing officers but that
option is avoided in the state level guidelies. Another burden for
VEOs is that the VEOs are the only one person responsible for the
creation of new SHGs. VEOs who are the charge officers of Kudumbashree
can easily address the problem. But the others will be tortured. As
per guidelines on post creation in low level . Data entry operators
appointed from block level only. The implementation of this scheme is
by part by part ie all VEOs will not need to implement the scheme at
first. That way the agitation will easily addressed by the
authorities. Another cruel fact is that all guidelines, orders and
minits of all meeting have not published through official website.
The authorities hide that details by posting all details in a blog ie
watershedkerala.blogspot.com. VEOs got some training only. Reports
says that employees organisations are going to start agitation against
the authorities cruelties.

IWMP EOWW monitor the block level implementation order issued

Govt have issued order specify the resposibilities of EOww in connection with the implementation of IWMP.As per the order VEOs are the charge officers in panchayath level IWMP implementation process.
EOww must conduct grading of SHGs and co ordinate the panchayth level implementation.

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EPF interest rate increased to 8.5%

Newdelhi. EPFO decided to pay 8.5% interest rate to its subscribers on
their PF deposits for 2012-13 .the decision was taken at the meeting
of central board of trustees chaired by labour minister central labour
minister Mallikarjun Kharge

Feb 25, 2013

Secretariat Exam valuation of answer sheet completed

PSC has completed the valuation of Secretariat Assistant exam
conducted on 5th January.Report says that the rank list will be
published within march 31. Mean while some candidates are trying to in
court against the PSC decision to avoid six questions from the exam.

House Building Advance - Second Mortgage ; Enhancement of Limit

Thiruvanathapuram.Government have raised the cost ceiling limit  for creating second mortgage from outside financial institutions not to exceed 100 times of basic pay subject to maximum of 25 Lakhs.For details view GO(P)No.87/2013/Fin Dated 18/02/2013

Kerala is declared as a drought affeccted state

Thiruvananthapuram.The State Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday declared Kerala as a drought-affected State following a review of the rainfall received during the two monsoon seasons this year and also field-level reports, which spoke of the impending crop loss and drinking water scarcity.

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118 VEO grade 1 vaccancies in the state

As per the niyasabha answer there are 118 VEO grade 1 vaccancies exist in the state. View Download


Plan Formation New Codes Finalised

 12th five year plan second year codes finalised for data entry works.

Feb 18, 2013

LDCs in beverage corporation need to report on 23ed February

Thiruvananthapuram. Corporation head office announced that all who get appointment order to joinduty on Feb 20 must report on Feb 23.

for more view PRD press release on 18 Febrary

Transfer of HC and promotion of UDC to HC order issued

MGNREGS- Job reduced in paddy cultivation and mixed crop season

Govt issued guide line to overcome the shortage of labors in paddy cultivation and mixed crop season.
Asper the new guideline job will not given  in paddy cultivation and mixed crop season.Instead of that job will be provided in other seasons.

MGNREGS promotion of 5 year completed overseer to AE order cancelled

Govt issued detailed guideline to empower the engineering wing in MGNREGS in panchayaths.
As per the order
  •   AEs can  check measure the works with estimate up to 1.5lakh.
  • Panchayaths must appoint one more overseer if a AE exist in the panchayath and vice verse if the panchayath spent more than 60lakh last year.
  • Another important decision is to cancelled the promotion of AEs to overseer.

veordd.blogspot.com a new blog for RD department

A new blog is released for the use of RD employees by a VEO from Thiruvananthapuram

All India General Strike on February 20–21, 2013- Kerala govt declare diesnon

Thiruvananthapuram.The workers of the country are all set for the two days’ General Strike on February 20–21, called by the 11 Central Trade Unions for the first time after independence.Kerala govt declare dies non on these days.SETO organisations are the only one organization which will not participated in the strike.


Feb 15, 2013

Block panchayaths' Jeep for VEOs in Kollam

Kollam .In a special meeting of VEOs and higher officials in the district,Rural development district officers gave special direction to BDOs that the Block panchayath Jeeps make available to VEO as per their requests for their field visits.Another direction given to the BDOs and JBDOS that they must conduct field visits in each VEO circles every week. 

Nirbhaya by Kudumbashree niyamasabha question and answer

http://rdd.kerala.gov.in/ Rural Development Department launch new website

is the new website of rural development department. This site is made all details related to RD epartment and is more attractive than the older website.

new website


Feb 12, 2013

Govt employees pension age may be hiked

Thiruvananthapuram.The direction to raise the pension age of government employees to 58 might be included in this year's state budget. It is stated that the proposal by the higher education council to increase the pension age of government college teachers to 60 similar to the UGC package, was a precursor to this decision. 

special inspection from February 15 in LSGIs

To find out the malpractices in the plan implementation  process, special inspection team from district local fund audit wing will conduct special inspection across the state from February 15.At least 15 centers from each districts will come under this inspection.
         The inspection team will verify whether the implementing officers withdraw money from treasury in advance.Report says that the team will also conduct field visit to check whether the real beneficiary get the benefits.

Feb 9, 2013


VEO grade2 seniority list preparation- Kozhikode and Palakkad make delay

Kozhikkod.Palakkad and kozhikkode districts make delay in publishing the VEO grade 2 seniority list. All the districts except Kozhikkode and Palakkad districts sent seniority list to CRD.Reports from CRD says that after receiving list from these districts the draft state wise seniority list would be published within weeks.

Feb 8, 2013

Assistant secretaries and LDC posts in gramapanchayaths Order issued

Thiruvananthapuram.Govt issued an order decided create 1784 new posts in gramapanchayths,which includes 990 LDC posts and a total of 864 assistant secretary posts in panchayaths.
the creation of post is based on the demand of Gramapanchayaths for additional persons to meet the work loads.

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Feb 4, 2013

Secretariat not exempt from Right to Services Act

Thiruvananthapuram.Chief minister Oommen Chandy said that the secretariat 
has not been exempted from the right to services act. Chandy said this during
 the Question Answer session on Monday. Various services would be made online
 with complete computerisation in various departments. The right to services act would
 be enforced in other sectors too.

Feb 1, 2013

Co ordination committee decided- VEO implement solid waste management

At last it happend co ordination committee meeting held on last wednesday decided to designate VEO as the imple menting officer of solid waste management projects .Due to this order pipe compost will be implemented by VEOs

BPL certification in APL ration card - order issued

Thiruvananthapuram.LSGD issued a circular regarding making erntries in
the third page of ration cards to get BPL benefits .Secretary Gramapanchayths
 should make the entries.
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