Friday, May 15, 2015

SC/ST Housing Subsidy Increased to 3 Lakh

"NEW" animation-- 3D GIF animation by Media Tech Productions.LSGD allowed all Local Self Govt Institutions to enhance the subsidy given for House Construction to SC/ST families from Rs2 Lakh to 3 Lakh. Beneficiaries received assistance after 11/07/2014 will be eligible for full enhanced amount.

RDD General Transfer 2015 Guidelines Isued

"NEW" animation-- 3D GIF animation by Media Tech Productions.CRD issued guidelines regarding General transfer of Employees of Rural Development Department. Applications should be submitted to concerned Assistant Development Commissioners before 25/05/2015.
Click here to view circular

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Socio-Economic and Caste Census to conclude by 15th August so that the data can be used for planning in the programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development and other Ministries

 "NEW" animation-- 3D GIF animation by Media Tech Productions. Shri Birender Singh, Union Rural Development Minister emphasised that the SECC must be expeditiously concluded by taking all necessary steps, before 15th August 2015 so that the data can be used for planning in the programmes of the Ministry of Rural Development and other Ministries too, while providing the benefits of government development programmes to Gram Panchayats and rural and urban poor households. SECC would enable the Government to introduce much needed ‘focussed and targeted intervention’ in poverty reduction and rural development programmes as it is based on information furnished by the households. A development plan at Gram Panchayat level based on SECC would enable convergence of resources, funds and government’s intervention for preparing and implementing Gram Panchayat Plan for speedy and targeted poverty reduction. The National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM) will use the SECC data to undertake planning for poverty free Panchayats involving PRIs and Self Help Groups from poor households. 
         It has been decided by the Minister of Rural Development to mandatorily use SECC data in all MoRD Programmes. The Minister of Rural Development directed the DoRD to incorporate suitable modifications in guidelines of schemes keeping in view the SECC data and that a system of regular data up-dation should be developed so that household wise progress could be mapped and households needing developmental and social support are tracked over the years. SECC data uses National Population Register’s (NPR) Temporary Identification Number (TIN) for identification of households. The same is to be used in all Rural Development programmes to enable better convergence and tracking over time.

Monday, May 4, 2015

House Hold Latrine-Advance can be given

"NEW" animation-- 3D GIF animation by Media Tech Productions.Sanitation Mission issued clarification that while implementing Individual House Hold Latrine Projects, subsidy can be given in two installments. An amount of Rs 6700 can be given as advance to the beneficiaries.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

11 Extension Officers Promoted as Joint BDOs

CRD issued orders promoting 11 more Extension Officers to the cadre of Joint Block Development officers. Transfer and postings of joint BDOs were also issued.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Booth Level Officers-4 days Duty Leave sanctioned

Govt sanctioned 4 days duty leave for State Govt Employees and teachers acting as Booth Level Officers. National Electoral Roll Purification And Authentication Programme was launched by Election Commission Of India and done through Booth Level Officers. Leave was sanctioned in this context for the preparatory arrangements between 23/04/2015 and 05/05/2015.

Friday, April 24, 2015

IAY House permitted on Village Officer's Residence Certificate

IAY house can be sanctioned on the basis of residential certificate issued by Village Officer. If the beneficiary have no possession  certificate or property documents, house can be sanctioned on the ground that the family is residing in the plot for the last 8 years.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

IAY Housing-Beneficiary Selection from SECC Data

Ministry Of Rural Development decided to allow the use of Socio Economic Caste Census data for beneficiary selection under Indira Awaas Yojana Housing Scheme. As per revised IAY guidelines 2013, the beneficiery selection should be done from the SECC data. Norms and weightage for various categories were also decided.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

VEO Pre Service Training- Result Published

State Institute Of Rural Development published the result of examination conducted after pre service training of Village Extension Officers at Extension Training Centre Mannuthy.14th batch exam was conducted during April 2014 and 15 th  during December 2014.
Click here to view 14th batch result
Click here to view 15th batch result

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

6% DA Hike to Central Govt Employees

The Union Cabinet  gave its approval to release an additional instalment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2015 at the rate of six percent increase over the existing rate of 107 percent. Hence, Central Government employees as well as pensioners are entitled for DA/DR at the rate of 113 percent of the basic pay with effect from 01.01.2015. The increase is in accordance with the accepted formula based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission. 

Monday, April 6, 2015

Mahathma Gandhi NREGS Wage rate Revised

Union Govt decided to enhance the wage rate given to unskilled workers of Mahathma Gandhi NREGS. As per the revision workers belongs to Kerala will get Rs 229 per day. Later it was Rs 212 per day.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Mahathma Gandhi NREGS-Asset Generation and Utilization of Material Component should be focussed

 LSGD issued circular describing the focus areas that should be given importance in the implementation of Mahathma Gandhi NREGS during 15 -16. Special focus should be given to asset generation works and works using material component. Convergence with other departmental programmes and skilling of workers were also insisted.

Friday, March 27, 2015

VEO's Cannot Open Accounts-Circular cancelled

Finance department cancelled the controversial circular issued by Local self Govt department permitting Village Extension Officers to open bank accounts for implementing each projects. The circular was against the directions issued by Finance Deparment to all Drawing and Disbursement officers.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Drawal of funds of LSGIs - Revised Orders Issued

Finance department issued revised guidelines for the drawal of funds of Local Self Govt Institutions w.e.f April 1st 2015. The existing system of transferring funds from the consolidated fund to the public account is dispensed.Allotment will be issued in 3 installments through Govt order and this GO will be treated as allotment letter. General Purpose Grant should be kept in a special TSB account opened for that purpose in the concerned treasuries.

Monday, March 23, 2015

8 More VEOs Promoted

CRD issued orders promoting 8 Village Extension Officers to the cadre of Extension Officers. Seniority No 1800 were included in the list.