Friday, July 31, 2015




Letter to Chief Secretaries regarding timeline for furnishing of information relating to Assets and Liabilities by Public Servants under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013

Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners - reg.

To view Department of Pension and Pensioner's Welfare OM dated 30th July 2015, please


CLICK HERE FOR SEE DETAILS  for OM No 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28.1.2013

Promotion and posting of a Senior Administrative Grade (SAG) officer of Indian Postal Service, Group 'A' to Higher Administrative Grade (HAG) of the Service - Order date 29.07.2015

Promotion and posting in the Grade of Member, Postal Services Board, Indian Postal Service, Group 'A '- Order date 29.07.2015

Deputation of Ms. Smita Kumar (IPoS-1987), CPMG, North East Circle as Joint Secretary, Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances, Government of India

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Government notifies new simplified “Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015”

      Ministry of Women and Child Development has notified revised Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children 2015 effective from 1.8.2015. The 2015 Guidelines issued by the Central Adoption Resource Authority (CARA) would replace the 2011 Adoption Guidelines.  

The revised guidelines have been framed keeping in mind the issues and challenges faced by CARA, Adoption Agencies and Prospective Adoptive Parents (PAPs).
These Guidelines are intended to provide for more effective regulation for adoption of orphan, abandoned and surrendered children and would bring more transparency and efficiency in the adoption system. With the new guidelines, it would become possible for PAPs to track the status of their application making the entire system more user friendly.

Accordingly, Central Adoption Resource Information Guidance System (CARINGS), as an e-governance measure created for the purpose of facilitating adoption of children, has been revamped. CARINGS will facilitate the adoption of maximum number of adoptable children and ensure a smoother adoption process by curbing undue delays. For hassle-free adoption, CARINGS will contain a centralized data bank of adoptable children and PAPs. Clear cut timelines for domestic and inter-country adoption have been laid down to ensure early deinstitutionalization of such children.

All District Child Protection Units (DCPUs) will be connected online to CARINGS. DCPUs will be responsible for making newspaper publications of abandoned children and the expenditure, if required, could be incurred under Integrated Child Protection Units (ICPS) Fund. One DCPU member will also be part of the Adoption Committee.

Salient features of the Guidelines Governing Adoption of Children, 2015:

(i)                 Clear and transparent procedure for registration of resident Indians and provision for uploading required documents online.

(ii)               PAPs have an option to select an adoption agency of their choice for conducting Home Study Report (HSR) and preferred State also.

(iii)             Home study Report of PAPs can be prepared by SARA/DCPU empanelled social worker.

(iv)             Seniority of PAPs would be maintained from the date of registration.

(v)               The maximum combined age for married couple has been increased from 105 years to 110 years to encourage adoption of older children.

(vi)             Minimum 25 years age gap between the child and adoptive parents has been prescribed.

(vii)           More clarity in adoption of special needs children, older children and siblings. Older children and siblings would no more be considered as special needs children.

(viii)         All Specialised Adoption Agencies (SAAs) would be authorised to do In-country & Inter-country adoption.

(ix)             Inter-state adoptions made simpler to boost adoptions within the country; No permission of State Adoption Resource Agency (SARA) is required for domestic adoption from another State.

(x)               NRIs would be treated at par with resident Indians in terms of priority regarding referral of a child. 

(xi)             Greater clarity in the process and documentation for OCI and Foreign PAPs living in India.

(xii)           Adoption expenses for different category of PAPs prescribed.

(xiii)         Authorised Foreign Adoption Agency (AFAA) would have a provision of renewal after a period of five years.

(xiv)         All adoptions (in-country or inter-country) to proceed on CARINGS, adoption outside CARINGS is strictly prohibited.

The new simplified guidelines are available on the website of the Ministry of Women and Child Development “” and website of CARA “”

Source:: PIB

Clarification : Monetary ceiling of briefcase/ladies purses for official purposes

Harmonization of RTI (Fee and Cost) Rules and Appeal Procedure Rules under Right to Information Act, 2005.

The Inaugural session of All India Conference of National Union of Postal Civil Wing Non-Gazetted Employees was held on 28th July, 2015 TRIVENDRAM (KERALA)

The Inaugural session of All India Conference of National Union of Postal Civil Wing Non-Gazetted Employees was held on 28th  July, 2015 in the District Congress Committee Conference Hall.  The session was presided over by Shri Partha Pratim Ghorai, President of the Union. Shri K.Sivadasan, General Secretary of the NUPCWNGE has offered the welcomed leaders and gathering. Shri D.Theagarajan, Secretary General, FNPO inaugurated the session and Shri T.N.Rahate, President, FNPO has offered his key note address.  Shri O.P.Khanna, General Secretary, National Union of Administrative Staff, Shri P.U.Muraleedharan, General Secretary, NUGDS, Shri Johnson Avokkaran, General Convenor, FNPO, Kerala, Shri C.Moideenkutty, Circle Secretary, NUPE P-IV, Shri K.M.Antony, Circle President, NUPE.P.III, Shri K.V.Devan, President, NUPE P-IV have addressed the gathering and blessed the conference for grand success. 

TN Govt Declares Public Holiday on 30.7.2015 Over APJ Abdul Kalam’s demise

The State Government of Tamilnadu announced today that the 30th July 2015 declared as Public Holiday as a mark of respect for late former President Dr.APJ Abdul Kalam.

According to a official report published in leading newspapers, it would be holiday for all educational institutions, and government and private establishments on Thursday under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881.

Dr.Kalam’s funeral will be scheduled on the day of Thursday 30.7.2015 in Rameshwaram, where he was born.

The Central Government has declared a 7 days national mourning will be observed throughout India from July 27, 2015 to August 2, 2015, both days inclusive. During the period of state mourning, the national flag will fly at half mast on all buildings throughout India where it is flown regularly and there will be no official entertainment.

G.O. Of Public Department of TN – Holiday on 30.07.2015 as a mark of respect to Late Thiru A.P.J. Abdul Kalam