Saturday, April 12, 2014

Facilities to disabled govt. employees





No.36035/3/2o9-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
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North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 315J; March, 2014.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines for providing certain facilities in respect of persons with disabilities who are already employed in Government for efficient performance of their duties


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A need has been felt to issue guidelines to provide certain additional facilities
/amenities to the persons with disabilities (PWD) to enable them to effectively discharge
their duties. The facilities such as identification of jobs, post recruitment and prepromotion
training, assistive devices, free accessibility, preference in transfer/posting,
special casual leave, etc. have been identified as areas which require special attention.
The proposed facility indicated in the guidelines should be applicable in respect of such
employees working in the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, their
attached and subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Boards
etc.

2. An inter-ministerial committee was formed to finalise guidelines for providing
certain facilities in respect of persons with disabilities, who are already employed in
efficient discharge of their duties. Based on the discussions held with the stakeholders
and suggestion received from the stakeholders, the following guidelines are issued to
provide certain facilities/amenities to the persons with disabilities:-

A. Identification of jobs
Each Ministry/Department of the Government of India, their attached and subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Boards etc should identify the types of jobs which could be easily performed by them specially for Group B, C and D posts where the number of jobs are more. Such persons should preferably be posted to perform such identified jobs and they be allowed to continue performing such jobs, as far as possible. If the concerned PWD officer could perform all the jobs as people without disability or could perform several types of jobs efficiently, no effort should be made to instruct them to certain types of jobs only.

B. Post recruitment and Pre-promotiong Induction training is an essential component of the service requirement of an employee. Induction training programme for the persons with disabilities should be imparted together with the other employees.

Job specific post-recruitment as well as pre-promotion training programmes are required to be organised for the persons with disabilities. Outlining a specific module/norm for training programme for the persons with disabilities common to all the Ministries/Departments and their attached/subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Board, etc. may not be possible as the training requirement may be different on the basis of the work pattern. All the Ministries / Departments should take definite action to conduct job specific inclusive training programmes for the persons with disabilities with other employees.

Duration and training contents may be finalized in consultation with the National Institutes under the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and, if felt necessary, prominent Associations/ Federations/Confederations workings in the sphere of disability can be consulted. It should also be ensured that training programmes are conducted at the time of change in job, introduction of new technology, after promotion of the employee, etc. The venue of the training may be fixed as considered suitable for conducting such training. The
Ministries/Departments and their offices shall utilize existing Budget provisions for undertaking the aspects of training programme. 

The employee with disability shall be placed with an experienced employee for at least one month on resuming responsibility of a post. This would help him to pick up skills required to perform the job and also the adaptations that may be required in individual cases.

C. Providing aids/assistive devices The persons with disabilities could perform their duties efficiently if they are provided with aids and appliances which are suitable to their needs. Ministries /Departments and their attached and subordinate offices, Central Public Sector
Enterprises, Cantonment Board, etc. should assist the persons with disabilities by providing them high tech/latest technology led assistive devices (including low vision aids, hearing aids with battery), special furniture, wheel chairs (motorised if required by the employee), software scanners, computer and other hardware, etc. in accordance with their requirement, which would improve their efficiency.

They should either provide or shall reimburse the cost of such devices with a specific time period for such devices to persons with disabilities in accordance with the price/durability of the special devices, special furniture, software, scanners, computer and other hardware, etc. as fixed by them, in consultation with various National Institutes working in the sphere of disability. A review exercise shall be carried out by the Departments/Ministries every three years to check the
availability or need for introduction of enhanced/upgraded versions of such devices/software etc. They shall utilise their existing budget provisions for providing these facilities.

D. Accessibility and barrier free environment at work place In addition to the guidelines for modification in all public buildings including Government offices to provide easy accessibility and barrier free environment for PWDs as per the provisions of the PWD Act, all Government offices should take special steps to provide barrier free and accessible work stations to PWD employees, access from main building entrance to their work stations and access to common utility areas such as Toilets, canteens etc. Lifts/elevators should be made accessible by providing Braille
signage and audio outputs. Wherever required, suitable colour contrast may also be made available in buildings, utilities, staircases, etc. for the benefit of low vision employees.

E. Preference in Govt. accommodation
The Directorate of Estates may give preference to the persons with disabilities for providing them accessible accommodation near their place of posting and they may be preferred for allotment of ground floor accommodation. Possibility of existing housing accommodations being renovated to make them conveniently accessible to persons with disabilities, be explored by the Directorate of Estates.

F. Grievance redressal
Some of the employees including persons with disability may be got trained by the empanelled Master Trainers/Offices of various National Institutes working in the sphere of disability to develop their skills in handling grievances relating to PWDs. The Liaison Officer appointed to look after reservation matters for SCs, STs may also act as the Liaison Officer for reservation matters relating to persons with disabilities. 

The Liaison Officer would also look after the issues relating to providing of amenities for the persons with disabilities. In addition, every Ministry/Department, their attached and subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Enterprises, Cantonment Board, etc., would preferably constitute a Grievance Redressal Mechanism headed by the Head of Administration and comprising at least two employees including a PWD having knowledge in disability matters. The Committee so constituted would receive and try to redress the grievances of persons with disabilities within a reasonable time frame.

G. Special Casual Leave
Vide this Department's OM No. 25°11/1/20°8-Estt.(A) dated 19.11.2oo8, a provision of Special Casual Leave for 4 days in a calendar year has been made for the employees of Central Government with disabilities for specific requirements relating to disabilities of the official. Further, vide this Department's OM No. 28°16/02/2°07-Estt(A) dated 14.11.2°07, there is also a provision of io days Special Casual Leave in a calendar year subject to exigencies of work for the differently abled Central Government employees with disabilities for participating in Conference/Seminars/Trainings/Workshop related to disability and development to be specified by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.

H. Preference in transfer/posting
As far as possible, the persons with disabilities may be exempted from the rotational transfer policy/transfer and be allowed to continue in the same job, where they would have achieved the desired performance. Further, preference in place of posting at the time of transfer/promotion may be given to the persons with disability subject to the administrative constraints.

The practice of considering choice of place of posting in case of persons with disabilities may be continued. To the extent feasible, they may be retained in the same job, where their services could be optimally utilised. 

3. Every Ministry/Department in consultation with the Office of the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities would arrange for training of the Liaison Officer on "Disability Equality and Etiquettes".

'4. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above instructions to the notice of all appointing authorities under their control, for information and compliance. The Department of Public Enterprises may ensure to give effect the above guidelines in the all the Central Public Sector Enterprises.

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(G. Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Some Interesting Facts shown on World Maps



Some Interesting Facts shown on World Maps:
  
1. This map shows the world divided into 7 sections (each with a distinct color) with each section containing 1 billion people.
 
2. This map shows (in white) where 98 percent of Australia's population lives.
 
3. It may not come as a surprise but more people live inside the circle than outside of it.
 
4. This map shows what is on the other side of the world from where you are standing.  For the most part it will probably be water.
 
5. Apparently you can't get Big Macs everywhere.  This map shows (in red) the countries that have McDonalds.
 
6. This map shows the countries (in blue) where people drive on the left side of the road.
 
7. This map shows countries (in white) that England has never invaded.  There are only 22 of them.
 
8. The line in this map shows all of the world's Internet connections in 1969.
 
9. This map shows the countries that heavily restricted Internet access in 2013.
 
10. This map shows (in red) countries that were all Communist at one point in time.
 
11. This map shows (in red) the countries that don't use the metric system.
 
12. This map shows (in blue) places where Google street view is available.
 
13. This map shows (in green) all the landlocked countries of the world.
 
14. And this is what the world would look like if all the countries with coast lines sank.
 
15. This is a map of the all the rivers in the United States .
 
16. And these are all the rivers that feed into the Mississippi River .
 
17. This is a map of the highest paid public employees in the United States .
 
18. This map shows how much space the United States would occupy on the moon.
 
19. This map shows the longest straight line you can sail.  It goes from Pakistan all the way to Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia for a total of 20,000 miles.
 
20. This is a map of 19th century shipping lanes that outlines the continents.
 
21. This map shows (in navy blue) every country that has ever operated an aircraft carrier.
 
22. This map highlights the countries (in red and orange) with the most skyscrapers.
 
23. This map shows (in red, orange, and yellow) the world's largest donors of foreign aid with red being the biggest donor.
 
24. This map shows the most photographed places in the world.
 
25. And this map shows all the places where you can get eaten by a Great White shark!
 
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Bharath Ratnavath IIS


Monday, March 31, 2014

Interview guidance by ITCSA -videos



ITCSA has organised a session for civil service interview aspirants, who have qualified in Civil service Mains exam-2013. Smt. Balalatha IDAS,Shri.Ake Ravikrishna IPS,Shri.Balaram IRS, Shri. Nikhil IRPS and other Members of ITCSA have spared their time on Sunday(23-March-2014) to guide the aspirants. Please find the links to youtube videos.

Venue : 1st Floor,City Central Library, Chikkadapalli, Hyderabad
Time   :  Sunday(23-March-2014) @ 4 PM




Happy Ugadi






Friday, March 28, 2014

FREE online classes from www.edx.org

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1. Principles of Written English - An introduction to academic writing for English Language Learners, focusing on essay development, grammatical correctness, and self-editing.


2. Engaging India - A course that examines some of the factors that have shaped India and what makes India the country it is today. This course is presented in both English and Hindi. Videos will feature Hindi subtitles.


3. Becoming a Resilient Person - The Science of Stress Management - This course gives you the permission to take care of yourself by learning the skills to manage stress and optimize wellbeing.


4. Natural Disasters -  This course examines the science behind different types of natural disasters and our ability or inability to control and predict such events.


5. Anthropology of Current World Issues -  You will learn about the way in which anthropology as a discipline can shed new perspectives on current world issues, from indigeneity to migration and material culture.


6. Terrorism and Counterterrorism - Course topics include the nuances involved in defining terrorism, the nature of Al Qaeda, Hamas, and other important groups, the effectiveness of different counterterrorism tools like detention and military force, linkages (or the lack thereof) between terrorism and world religions like Islam, terrorist recruiting, counterterrorism and the rule of law, the political context in South Asia and the Middle East, and emerging issues like cyber-terrorism.










Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Civil service exam - interview guidance programme on 23rd March 2014

Dear All,


ITCSA has organised an interaction session for civil service interview aspirants on 23rd March 2014 @ City Central Library, Chikkadapalli, Hyderabad. Many of the qualified aspirants along with some other civil service aspirants have attended the programme. This programme was co-ordinated by Smt.Balalatha IDAS, Shri.Ake Ravikrishna IPS,Shri.Nikhil IRPS and Shri.Balaram IRS. As per the request of the aspirants, ITCSA is planning to conduct free mock-interviews on 30-03-2014(sunday). All the qualified aspirants are requested to get their names registered, by sending their DAF forms to itcsa2006@gmail.com.





Friday, March 21, 2014

Interview guidance for qualified Civil Service aspirants

Dear All,


ITCSA is organising a one-to-one interaction session for civil service interview aspirants, who have qualified in Civil service Mains exam-2013. All the qualified aspirants are requested to attend with their DAF (Mains application form) , to get their doubts clarified.

Venue : 1st Floor,City Central Library, Chikkadapalli, Hyderabad
Time   :  Sunday(23-March-2014) @ 4 PM

Entry Free for all the qualified aspirants of Mains 2013

IAS Cadre Allocation (CSE-2012) - A.P


Sl. No.

Rank

Name of the Candidate

Category

HomeState

Cadre Allotted

Allotted as

1

16

K SHASHANKA

General

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Insider

2

34

VIJAYA K

O.B.C.

Tamil Nadu

Andhra Pradesh

Outsider

3

44

SRIJANA G

General

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Insider

4

47

PATTANSHETTI RAVI SUBASH

General

Maharashtra

Andhra Pradesh

Outsider

5

55

J MEGHANATHA REDDY

General

Andhra Pradesh

Tamil Nadu

Outsider

6

82

SHRUTI OJHA

General

Rajasthan

Andhra Pradesh

Outsider

7

89

J. KEERTHI

General

Andhra Pradesh

Assam Meghalaya

Outsider

8

92

ADWAIT KUMAR SINGH

General

Uttar Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Outsider

9

94

HIMANSHU SHUKLA

General

Uttar Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Outsider

10

101

NARASIMHUGARI T L REDDY

General

Andhra Pradesh

Kerala

Outsider

11

132

SAGILI SHAN MOHAN

O.B.C.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Insider

12

143

S KRISHNA CHAITANYA

O.B.C.

Andhra Pradesh

Madhya Pradesh

Outsider

13

276

LAKSHMISHA G

S.C.

Karnataka

Andhra Pradesh

Outsider

14

412

SIVA SANKAR LOTHETI

S.C.

Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh

Insider



Tuesday, March 18, 2014

[SocialCause] Sri Ram Madhav's talk on "India and China after 50 years of the War"


 

 

Social Cause

(Regd. Society No.614/2003)

 

Invites you and your friends to a Discussion on

 

Uneasy Neighbours

India and China 50 Years after the War

 

Speaker:

Sri Ram Madhav

Director, India Foundation, New Delhi;

Author of the book 'Uneasy Neighbours';

Member, Central Executive, RSS

 

on

22nd March, 2014 (Saturday)

at 5.00 p.m.

 

(Please join us for tea at 4.30 pm)

 

Venue:

Mekaster Auditorium

Institution of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers (IETE),

Osmania University Campus

Hyderabad

 

* Five decades after the War of 1962, relations between India and China remain uneasy. Inspite of increased political, economic and cultural relations between the two countries, distrust remains.

How should India understand the thinking, tactics and tantrums of her 'uneasy neighbour'?

 

 

All are welcome

 

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Direct Recruitment to various posts in Department of Posts - A.P.Circle, Hyderabad



@@  Applications are invited from eligible applicants to fill up the MULTI TASKING STAFF (MTS) posts in various Postal /RMS Divisions and Administrative offices in Andhra Pradesh Postal Circle in the pay scale of Rs 5200-20200+ Grade Pay Rs 1800/-.
Age Limit: - 18 – 27 years as on last date fixed for registration of applications/booking of  application through Speed Post/Registered Post i.e.07-04-2014

Education qualifications: - Matriculation/SSC or ITI from recognized Board







Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Hrudaya Spandana Foundation Walk on March 2nd, 2014

Popular Actor Sri Pavan Kalyan garu & famous film Director Sri Trivikram garu has  graced the launching of  Hrudaya Spandana Foundation on March 2nd, 2014 at Necklace Road, opposite PVR Ghat,Hyd. along with senior civil service officers and professionals from all walks of life. Thousands of people gathered to witness the flagging off of this noble proposal followed by a march under the theme "Walk for Heart, Reach for a Heart". ITCSA has consented to support this noble cause and many of our ITCSA members have already trying their best to materialise this noble idea..

Note : As we are yet to get the soft copy of the photos from event management group, taken some pics from below link where large no. of photos are available for download.