Mar 29, 2013

Kudumbashree CDS accountants were terminated

Thiruvananthapuram.Govt issued an order to terminate the service off all CDS accountants with effect from 31/03/2013.Kudumbashree executive directer issued the order and  give direction to all CDS to appoint accountants on daily basis.

Mar 27, 2013

LSGD plan implementation last date extended to April 30

Cabinet meeting held this morning decided to extend the last date of plan implementation to april 30.

Mar 25, 2013

MGNREGS 2013 operational guidelines published

As per the new guidelines Normal agriculture operations such as land preparation, ploughing, sowing, weed removal, turning the soil, watering, harvesting, pruning and such similar operations are not permissible in MGNREGA
for more please see pages from page 55 of the guidelines
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Mar 23, 2013

VEOs attendance Manorama pathananthitta edition news

IAY housing plinth area increased to 66 m2- order

Govt have increased the plinth area limit of IAY housing to 66 m2 .

IAY housing - block panchayaths can take loan

Thiruvananthapuram.Govt issued detailed guide line for the implimentation of IAY housing scheme.As per the new direction block panchayaths can take Rs 75000 for each IAY beneficiarView Order   Download

House Construction- Document Registration may be before getting 3rd Instalment

Thiruvananthapuram .Decentralization CoOrdination Committee decided to implement the registration of documents of various housing schemes in LSGIs before getting third instalment of assistance.

Mar 21, 2013

Valuation certificates from AE is needed for implementation order issued ordination committee meeting decided that the valuation certificates for house maintenance and well construction are from AE LSGD instead of overseer.Govt issued the order.

Mar 20, 2013

secretariat assistant - certificate verification time schedule published


Mar 19, 2013

EMS housing HUDCO will not given loan, Panchayaths can take loan from cooperative Banks

Kerala state housing board informed govt that it is not possible to
get loan from HUDCO for LSGIs. In this situation govt issued an order
to gave permission for getting additional loan from cooperative banks
to avail balance amount to EMS and IAY beneficiaries. The interest
rate up to 10.75% will be given by the govt. The loan must be taken
within 31.03.2013. The repayment period need not be 10 years. Govt
also give permission to use unutilised plan fund in 2012-13 for the
discussment of this housing schemes.
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Panchayaths' can implement new housing scheme

TVM.govt issued an order to permit LSGIs to implement new housing
scheme. The detailed guideline follow EMS housing scheme orders.
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Mar 16, 2013

mobile tower construction new direction

govt issued a new direction that strictly follw govt guideline for giving stop memo.
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12th plan IAY draft guideline published- no maximum plinth area

central govt has published the draft IAY guidelines for the 12th five year plan.As per the new guideline no maximum plinth area is specified .But says Thematerials for the house shall be such as to withstand normal wear and tear due to weather with reasonable maintenance for atleast 20 years. cost of photographs
of the house at various stages and Cost of quality supervision and monitoring through visit can be maintained from the administrative cost .Amount for board also provided from the same.

Mar 15, 2013

Kerala Budget Speech 2013-14 ( Malayalam)

Pension age made 60 for those entering service from April 2013

Thiruvananthapuram: The pension age of Kerala government employees has been made 60 for those who enter service from April 1, 2013 onwards. This was announced by Finance minister K M Mani in the budget. This is to bring into effect the National Pension Scheme.

This decision will not affect the youth as the pension age of present government employees would not be hiked. But at the same time this would prove beneficial in the future, according to the budget. The finance minister has not elaborated on this point in the budget speech. This detail was in the 107th page of the budget report.

KERALA BUDGET 2013 -MGNREGS employees will get pension and 'onakkodi'

As per the budget speech made by K.M.Mani NREGS workers who completed
100 days job will get pension after 60 years. For this purpose Rs.1000
will be contributed to the scheme instead of distributing the amount
among labours last year. Employees share will also needed for the
scheme. Another good news for the employees is that the women
employees who have completed 100 days job will get 'ONAKKODI' worth
Rs. 400 at christmas.

Kerala Budget 2013 social security pensions increased

All social security pensions increased as follows
PH pensions 1000
unmarried women 700
farmer pension 500
widow pension 700
old age pension 500
old age pension (over 80 years ) 1100

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Co ordination committee decisions become order within 3 days

Thiruvananthapuram.Co ordination committee meeting held today decided to issue order within three days after the co ordination committee meeting.The co ordination committee also decided that all the deputy secretaries in the department must be attended the meeting.
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EMS housig asbestose sheet roof can also given last installment

Thiruvanantnapurm.Co ordination committee meeting held on last Wednesday decided to distribute last installment of EMS housing whether its roof is asbestos or not.Earlier govt issued a order discussing
the same matter. But the order restrict to issue the financial aid.
 07.03.2013 ലെ യോഗത്തിന്റെ നടപടികുറിപ്പ് [CCM(24) - 2012-13 ]

Mar 12, 2013

VEOs were cruelly attacked by members in Thrissur

Thrissur. two VEOs including a LVEO were brutally attacked in
Pazhayannor block. The attack was due to question the panchayath
committee's decision to give EMS housing installment without register
the document for 10 years.
As per the govt order it is necessary to execute an agreement with
panchayath secretary . the panchayath committee overruled the govt
order and asked the VEO to implement the scheme. report says that the
members caught the VEO and brutally beaten. The LVEO resist the attack was also attacked.

NGO union protest against the attack
Mathrubhumi news

Valuation certificates from AE is needed for implementation ordination committee meeting decided that the valuation certificates for house maintenance and well construction are from AE LSGD instead of overseer.The order will be issued soon.
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SC Marriage Aid increasd to RS 50000/

Thiruvananthapuram.Decentralization Co-ordination committee decided to increase the rate of marriage assistance allowed to SC parents for their daughter's marriage by LSGIs, from the current rate of RS 30000 to Rs 50000.As per the decision thae order 248/12 dated 29/09/12 will changed .

Mar 11, 2013

SET 2013 apply now

SET 2013 state eligibility test will be done on June 16th . LBS centre
conduct the examination. Applicants must register online for the exam
and apply for the test. Ties will be on negative mark for the exam.
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Yes VEOs have attendance register in Panchayath

Thiruvananthapuram.Decentralisation coordination committee meeting
held last week decided to introduce VEOs attendance register in
panchayaths. This decision is taken due to complaints from many
panchayath presidents and secretaries that the low implementation in
plan implementation is due to VEOs and AEs. This decision will make a
burden for many VEOs who have their offices several kilometers away
from the panchayath offices. Another interesting fact is that this
will reduce block panchayaths and parent department's power over VEOs.

 view decisions on 07.03.2013

Malayalam could be mandatory for govt job

Thiruvananthapuram. The govt has sent a proposal to KPSC to make
knowledge in Malayalam mandatory for those who apply for a govt job.
The commission will decide on the matter today.
according to the proposal candidates who have not studied Malayalam in
class X and plus two level will have to pass an exam conducted by PSC
for testing the language skills.

Mar 6, 2013

Secretariat Assistant Rank List On March 30

Thiruvananthapuram. PSC will publish secretariat assistant rank list
on 30th of this month. Short list may be published on 16th of this
month. Certificate verification will take place at all district PSC
offices and regional offices. At about 1600 candidates will be in the
main list and 3000 candidates in supplimentary list . 3% PH candidates
will also be included in the rank list.

"Remove asbestos roofs from schools": NHRC

Kalpetta: National Human Rights Commission has recommended removal of asbestos roof tops from school buildings as it creates serious healthy hazards, including cancer, in children. The NHRC team, led by Sathyabrada Pal, visited schools in Wayanad. They visited the LP School in Kaipanchery, Sulthan Bathery and inspected registers, class rooms, toilets, kitchen and held talks with PTA members. They also visited anganwadis here and at Naykatti and Muthanga.
They observed that the quality of management of basic facilities have improved in anganwadis. They expressed apprehension over not ensuring good health condition of kids coming from forest ranges like Muthanga.

MGNREGS Promotion of overseer to AE - order reinstated

Govt have issued an order to cancel the order to re promote all promoted AEs in  MGNREGS to overseer.


Mar 4, 2013

MGNREGS wage rate increased to 180

govt have increased the wage rate of MGNREGS to Rs.180 with effect
from April 2013

Revised Store Purchase Manual Draft published

Thiruvananthapuram.Government of Kerala has published draft
 revised store purchase manual for views/ comments/ suggestions
 from Public/ Government Departments/ Public Sector 
Undertakings/ Autonomous Bodies/ Local Self Government 
Institutions etc. Comments may be sent to StoresPurchase(A)
Department, Govt Secretariate, Thiruvananthapuram,695001
 or mail to
view draft

Mar 2, 2013

SECC - census again but no wages

Govt issued an order to  conduct census again at various EBs. As per the order all authorities will permit all enumerators for the rechecking procedure. Another important thing is that there will be no remuneration for the census.

NRLM state and district mission units constituted

Thiruvananthapuram. For the implementation of NRLM state and districts missions constituted .
as per the order Kudumbashree executive director will be the mission director of the scheme.
more than 210 posts were created for the state and district mission.

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