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Now you can see what Donald Trump sees every time he opens Twitter - The Washington Post

Friday, January 26 2018

Now you can see what Donald Trump sees every time he opens Twitter - The Washington Post

Politics Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events Now you can see what Donald Trump sees every time he opens Twitter By Philip Bump By Philip Bump August 17, 2017 Follow @pbump President Trump puts on a cowboy hat during a showcase of products made in the United States, in the East Room of the White House on July 17. (Michael Reynolds/European Pressphoto Agency) For all of the work John Kelly has put into his new role as White House chief of staff, instituting new limits on whom President Trump speaks with and what information he sees, Trump has an escape hatch: his phone. Put limits on who can reach Trump at the White House? Fine, but then Trump just calls them from his cell later that night. Limit the data that lands on his desk? Great, until he fires up Twitter and sees whatever he wants to see. (Twitter, Axios reported in May, is the only app on his phone .) Much of what Trump learns about the world is filtered through two lenses: what he watches on cable news (particularly Fox) and what he sees on Twitter. Wired’s Ashley Feinberg linked the arguments from Trump’s Tuesday news conference about the violence in Charlottesville last weekend to rhetoric that he may have picked up from Twitter or from watching Fox. The liberal site Media Matters put a fine point on that latter connection, pairing Trump’s language with similar statements that had previously aired on Fox. Users of Twitter will understand, however, that it can be tricky to know what someone else sees when he or she fires up the application. Everyone follows a different group of people, and that colors the information they receive. To that end, we’ve created @trumps_feed , an account that checks whom Trump follows every five minutes and then retweets any new tweets from them over that period. The net result is a replication of what Trump would see on those occasions that he switches over from the Mentions tab. It’s this. This is what Trump would see right now if he opened Twitter. Tweets by trumps_feed Again, this account will update every five minutes with any new accounts that Trump follows. Whom does he follow right now? Twitter allows us to see all 45 of those accounts right now, and, interestingly, the order in which he followed them. That order, from earliest to most recent follow, goes like this: Ivanka Trump

How to cook onions: Why recipe writers lie and lie about how long they take to caramelize.

Sunday, January 28 2018

How to cook onions: Why recipe writers lie and lie about how long they take to caramelize.

May 2 2012 7:12 AM Layers of Deceit Why do recipe writers lie and lie and lie about how long it takes to caramelize onions? How long does it really take to caramelize onions? AdeFinlay/iStock Browning onions is a matter of patience. My own patience ran out earlier this year while leafing through the New York Times food section. There, in the newspaper of record, was a recipe for savory scones with onions, currants, and caraway. Though I wasn't particularly interested in making savory scones, one passage caught my eye: Add the onions to the skillet and increase the heat to medium-high. Cook until they begin to turn dark brown and somewhat soft, about 5 minutes. Add the oil and a pinch of the fine sea salt; continue cooking until the onions are soft and caramelized, about 5 minutes longer. Soft, dark brown onions in five minutes. That is a lie. Fully caramelized onions in five minutes more. Also a lie. There is no other word for it. Onions do not caramelize in five or 10 minutes. They never have, they never will—yet recipe writers have never stopped pretending that they will. I went on Twitter and said so , rudely, using CAPS LOCK . A chorus of frustrated cooks responded in kind ("That's on some bullshit. You want caramelized onions? Stir for 45 minutes"). As long as I've been cooking, I've been reading various versions of this lie, over and over. Here's Madhur Jaffrey, from her otherwise reliable Indian Cooking , explaining how to do the onions for rogan josh: "Stir and fry for about 5 minutes or until the onions turn a medium-brown colour." The Boston Globe , on preparing pearl onions for coq au vin : "Add the onions and cook, stirring often, for 5 minutes or until golden." The Washington Post , on potato-green bean soup : "Add the onion and cook for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown." If you added all those cooking times together end to end, you still wouldn't have caramelized onions. Here, telling the truth about how to prepare onions for French onion soup , is Julia Child: "[C]ook slowly until tender and translucent, about 10 minutes. Blend in the salt and sugar, raise heat to moderately high, and let the onions brown, stirring frequently until they are a dark walnut color, 25 to 30 minutes." Ten minutes plus 25 to 30 minutes equals 35 to 40 minutes. That is how long it takes to caramelize onions. Advertisement Telling the truth about caramelized onions would turn a lot of dinner-in-half-an-hour recipes into dinner-in-a-little-over-an-hour recipes. I emailed Sam Sifton, the Times food critic turned national editor, to ask if the Recipe Writing Guild had some secret agreement to print false estimates of onion-cooking time. He wrote back: "I can reveal that onion caramelization takes longer than the Guild believes. But it need not take as long as you believe it to take! You can speed it up with butter, so long as you are careful not to burn." Could onions be browned, at all, in 10 minutes? I embarked on a quest to find out. Someone on Twitter had suggested things would go faster with sweet onions. This seemed a little like pepping up a bread pudding recipe by treating sliced pound cake as a kind of bread. But I bought a Tampico sweet onion, chopped half of it into tiny bits—only half, so as not to crowd the pan—and turned my biggest burner as high as it would go. Butter seemed a little risky at that temperature, so I went with olive oil, in a cheap, lightweight nonstick skillet. In five minutes, a few flecks of brown had appeared among the otherwise raw-looking onion bits. After eight minutes, some of the onion had begun to take on the scorched aspect of the unfortunate onions stuck to bagels. At the 10-minute mark, the brown flecks had turned black, in a mince that was a mix of brown and still-pale bits. The onion was done cooking—that is, it was beginning to be ruined—but it was not very well caramelized. At 11 minutes, I scraped an inedible mess out of the pan. But the onion lies had not yet been fully refuted. Melissa Clark, the author of the Times ' scone recipe, claimed in a Diner's Journal post that she relies on "a somewhat unusual technique," one that "takes less than half the time of the traditional slow-cooked method of caramelization and makes for sweeter, more intensely flavored onions with a complex, chewy texture." The secret, she writes, is starting the onions in a dry pan, and adding the oil later. Note that half the time of the traditional method is still 20 minutes, not 10 . Nevertheless, I decided to follow her instructions to the letter. I used a red onion, as Clark specified, "halved through the root and thinly sliced crosswise." I started slicing it paper-thin. Not good enough? I got out the knife sharpener and touched up the edge on the cleaver. Now it was tissue-paper thin. I heated the pan—dry—over a generously medium-high flame, then added the onions. Advertisement After five minutes—when according to Brown, it would "begin to turn dark brown and somewhat soft"—the onion was resolutely white and pink, and only slightly translucent. I added the oil: one tablespoon, extra-virgin. The white parts turned the color of extra-virgin olive oil. At 10 minutes, when it was supposed to be done, the onion was translucent and soft, with only a tinge of gold. Soon after, one golden speck appeared. By 15 minutes, the onion was even softer and more golden. At 20 minutes, there were deep brown patches, and I was afraid they would scorch while I set down my spatula to take notes. At 24 minutes, the risk of scorching forced me to lower the heat to medium. By 25 minutes, they were pretty well caramelized, and at 28 minutes they were as done as I'd want. So Clark was only off by 180 percent on the cooking time. You can save 12 minutes off caramelizing onions, provided you pin yourself to the stove. That is the deeper problem with all the deceit around the question of caramelized onions. The premise is wrong. The faster you try to do it, the more you waste your time. This isn't some kitchen koan. It's a practical fact. The 10-minute-cum-28-minute caramelized onion is all labor and anxiety. Give yourself 45 or 50 minutes to brown onions, working slowly on a moderate flame, and it's an untaxing background activity. You can chop other vegetables, wash some pots, duck out to have a look at the ballgame on TV in the next room. Keep half an eye on the pan. It will only need close tending toward the end. Recipe writers approach kitchen time with a stopwatch. The Times ' scone recipe, as written, claimed to take 45 minutes. Once you subtract out the (fictitiously shortened) onion-cooking time, the one-minute caraway-seed-toasting time, the 15-to-17 minute baking time, and the 10-minute cooling time, that leaves the cook seven to nine minutes in the middle to mix the dough (including grating frozen butter into it), shape it, cut it into scones, and lay the scones out on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Oh, and somewhere in there, the onions needed to "cool completely." Isn't home baking soothing? In truth, the best time to caramelize onions is yesterday. Often enough, you need to have them ready before you can start on the rest of the dish. Thus the recipe-writers' impulse to deceive. Browning onions is slow work, and it comes first. So get a pan going after dinner, and they'll be ready when you need them. Or throw the onions in a crock pot and go to bed. In recipe time, that's hours and hours. In your time, the time that matters, it's less than five minutes. Tom Scocca is the deputy executive editor for the Special Projects Desk of the Gizmodo Media Group and the author of Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future . Load Comments

Monday, January 29 2018

Maharashtra state government plans grade-based performance review of 7.5 lakh state employees

Home » Maharashtra » You are reading » Maharashtra state government plans grade-based performance review of 7.5 lakh state employees admin January 29, 2018 Maharashtra state government plans grade-based performance review of 7.5 lakh state employees 2018-01-29T08:44:31+00:00 Maharashtra No Comment Maharashtra state government plans grade-based performance review of 7.5 lakh state employees The test will take into account both subjective and objective evaluation of an employee’s performance during the year. Maharashtra government is soon set to grade state employees based on their performance, according to a report in The Indian Express. According to the report, 7.5 lakh state employees will go through a 100-point performance marking system that the general administration department has proposed. The test will take into account both subjective and objective evaluation of an employee’s performance during the year. The report adds that the new reviewing system will not disincentivise the employees who fair poorly. It will give public recognition and rewards for the good performers. Based on the grades, state departments will be asked to identify top five percent employees across cadres as their top performers at the department, district and state level. The state government has also planned to roll out cash rewards and perks for top performing employees besides giving them recognition and up scaling their involvement in decision making, the report adds. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis’s Office has already given the go-ahead to the new performance review system, sources have told the newspaper. The plan is expected to be introduced from the coming financial year. State employees are also expecting the government to announce the Seventh Pay Commission pay hike in the state budget speech soon. http://www.stategovernmentnews.in/maharashtra-state-government-plans-grade-based-performance-review-7-5-lakh-state-employees/ 2018-01-29T08:44:31+00:00 admin Maharashtra 7th CPC,7th CPC pay hike,7th Pay Commission pay hike,Maharashtra state government news,performance review,Seventh Pay Commission pay hike Maharashtra state government plans grade-based performance review of 7.5 lakh state employees The test will take into account both subjective and objective evaluation of an employee’s performance during the year. Maharashtra government is soon set to grade state employees based on their performance, according to a report in The Indian Express. According... admin [email protected] Administrator State Government Employees News

Wednesday, January 31 2018

Uttar Pradesh government announces jobs to dependants of martyred jawans

Home » Uttar Pradesh » You are reading » Uttar Pradesh government announces jobs to dependants of martyred jawans admin January 31, 2018 Uttar Pradesh government announces jobs to dependants of martyred jawans 2018-01-31T12:37:44+00:00 Uttar Pradesh No Comment Uttar Pradesh government announces jobs to dependants of martyred jawans The Yogi Adityanath government has said it will provide employment on compassionate grounds to dependants of martyred jawans of armed forces and central para military forces who had a domicile of origin in Uttar Pradesh. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting headed by Chief Minister Adityanath yesterday. State Cabinet Minister Shrikant Sharma said: “It has been decided that dependants of jawans of armed forces and central para military forces, who attain martyrdom while discharging their duties, will be given jobs on compassionate grounds. It will be a tribute to the martyrs from the state government.” Sharma said the government has also approved installing e-pass machines at 80,000 fair price shops in the state. By June, all fair price shops in the state will be equipped with this facility, putting a break on pilferage, he added. http://www.stategovernmentnews.in/uttar-pradesh-government-announces-jobs-dependants-martyred-jawans/ 2018-01-31T12:37:07+00:00 admin Uttar Pradesh UP jawans,UP jawans compassionate grounds employment,Uttar Pradesh government jobs,Uttar Pradesh State government,Uttar Pradesh state government news Uttar Pradesh government announces jobs to dependants of martyred jawans The Yogi Adityanath government has said it will provide employment on compassionate grounds to dependants of martyred jawans of armed forces and central para military forces who had a domicile of origin in Uttar Pradesh. The decision was taken at a... admin [email protected] Administrator State Government Employees News

Friday, February 2 2018

Statutory Boards/State Transport Undertakings – Payment of Adhoc Bonus to the employees in ‘C’&’D’ groups in Statutory Boards and Pongal Prize to Pensioners/Family Pensioners of Statutory Boards/State Transport Undertakings

1. G.0.Ms.No.273, Finance(BPE) Department dated:19.09.2017 2. G.0.Ms.No.6, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated:06.01.2018 3. G.0.Ms.No.7, Finance (Pension) Department, dated:08.01.2018 ORDER: In the Government order 1st read above, orders were issued for sanction of Bonus and Ex-gratia to the employees of State Public Sector Undertakings, who are equivalent to the employees in ‘C’&‘0’ Groups in the Government departments, for the year 2016-17 in relaxation of the salary ceiling of Rs.21 ,000/- prescribed in the Payment of Bonus Act,1965. In respect of the employees in ‘A’&’B’ Groups who are not covered under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, it was decided to issue separate orders, as and when any Special Adhoc Bonus is sanctioned to the Government employees for Pongal Festival, 2018. 2) Now, Government orders have been issued in the G.O. 2nd and 3rd read above, sanctioning Adhoc Bonus to the Government employees coming under ‘C’&‘D’ groups and Pongal Prize to the Government Pensioners/ Family Pensioners. The Government after careful examination have decided to extend the benefit of Adhoc Bonus, to the employees coming under ‘C’&‘D’ groups in Statutory Boards and Pongal Prize to the Pensioners who have retired from the categories of C & D group after serving in Statutory Boards and in State Transport Undertakings and all the Family Pensioners of Statutory Boards/ State Transport Undertakings. 3) Accordingly, the Chief Executive Officers of all Statutory Boards and the Administrator, Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Employees Pension Fund Trust are permitted to sanction Adhoc Bonus, and Pongal Prize as detailed below: I. Adhoc Bonus equivalent to 30 days emoluments on a base of 30 days a month for the financial year 2016-17, computed on the basis of actual emoluments as on 31 st March 2017 subject to the ceiling of RS.3000/ (Rupees Three thousand only) may be paid to the employees coming under ‘C’&‘D’ groups of Statutory Boards who are not covered under the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 and who have not received Bonus during Deepavali Festival, 2017 and also subject to the conditions mentioned in the Government orders 2nd read above; II. Pongal Prize amount of Rs.500/-(Rupees Five hundred only) may be paid to the Pensioners who have retired from the categories of ‘C’&’D’ group after serving in Statutory Boards/ State Transport Undertakings and all the Family Pensioners – the Statutory Boards/State Transport Undertakings, subject to the conditions mentioned in the Government orders 3rd read above; 4) This order may be brought to the notice of the Board of Directors for adoption. K.SHANMUGAM ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT To The Chief Executive Officers of all Statutory Boards. The Administrator, Tamil Nadu State Transport Corporation Employees Pension Fund Trust,Chennai-600 002. The Additional Chief Secretaries/Principal Secretaries/Secretaries to Government, All Department of Secretariat. The Accountant General, Chennai – 600018 The Accountant General, Chennai – 600035 All Finance Directors.

Friday, February 2 2018

Provident Fund – General Provident Fund (Tamil Nadu) – Rate of interest for the financial year 2017-2018 – Orders – Issued

Home » Tamil Nadu » You are reading » Provident Fund – General Provident Fund (Tamil Nadu) – Rate of interest for the financial year 2017-2018 – Orders – Issued © Government of Tamil Nadu 2018 MANUSCRIPT SERIES G.O.Ms.No.11, Dated 10th January 2018 (Heyvilambi, Margazhi-26, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2048) ABSTRACT Provident Fund – General Provident Fund (Tamil Nadu) – Rate of interest for the financial year 2017-2018 – Orders – Issued. Read the following:- 1. G.O.Ms.No.320, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 27-10-2017. 2. From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division), New Delhi Resolution No.F.No.5(1)-B(PD)/2017, dated 1-1-2018. ORDER: In the Government Order read above, orders were issued fixing interest for the accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to the General Provident Fund [Tamil Nadu] at 7.8% for the period from 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. 2. The Government of India, in its resolution second read above, announced that during the year 2017-2018, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.6% (Seven point six per cent) with effect from 1st January, 2018 to 31st March, 2018. 3. The Government now direct that the rate of interest on the accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to General Provident Fund [Tamil Nadu] shall carry interest at the rate of 7.6% (Seven point six per cent) with effect from 1st January, 2018 to 31st March, 2018. 4. The rate of interest on belated final payment of Provident Fund accumulations remaining unpaid for more than three months of its becoming payable shall be at the same rate as ordered in para 3 above. (BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR) K.SHANMUGAM

Friday, February 2 2018

Tamil Nadu State Government News : PENSION – Contributory Pension Scheme – Accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the Contributory Pension Scheme (both Employees and Employers Contributions) – Rate of interest for the financial year 2017-2018

Home » Tamil Nadu » You are reading » Tamil Nadu State Government News : PENSION – Contributory Pension Scheme – Accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the Contributory Pension Scheme (both Employees and Employers Contributions) – Rate of interest for the financial year 2017-2018 Tamil Nadu State Government News : PENSION – Contributory Pension Scheme – Accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the Contributory Pension Scheme (both Employees and Employers Contributions) – Rate of interest for the financial year 2017-2018 Government of Tamil Nadu 2018 MANUSCRIPT SERIES G.O.Ms.No.16, Dated 18th January 2018 (Heyvilambi, Thai-5, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2049) ABSTRACT PENSION – Contributory Pension Scheme – Accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the Contributory Pension Scheme (both Employees and Employers Contributions) – Rate of interest for the financial year 2017-2018 – Orders – Issued. Read the following:- 1. G.O.Ms.No.330, Finance [PGC-I] Department, dated 01-11-2017. 2. G.O.Ms.No.11, Finance [Allowances] Department, dated 10-01-2018. ORDER In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued fixing the rate of interest for the accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to the Contributory Pension Scheme at 7.8% ( Seven point eight per cent ) for the period from 1st October, 2017 to 31st December, 2017. 2. In the Government Order second read above, the rate of interest for accumulation at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund [Tamil Nadu] were fixed at the rate of 7.6% ( Seven point six per cent ) with effect from 1st January, 2018 to 31st March, 2018. 3. The Government now direct that the rate of interest on the accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to the Contributory Pension Scheme shall carry interest at the rate of 7.6% ( Seven point six per cent ) with effect from 1st January, 2018 to 31st March, 2018. (BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR) K.SHANMUGAM

Thursday, February 8 2018

Issue of Administrative Sanction and Technical Sanction for public works – Guidelines for preparation and approval of Proposals

Home » Kerala » You are reading » Issue of Administrative Sanction and Technical Sanction for public works – Guidelines for preparation and approval of Proposals GOVERNMENT OF KERALA Abstract Finance Department – Issue of Administrative Sanction and Technical Sanction for public works – Guidelines for preparation and approval of Proposals – reg. FINANCE (INDUSTRIES & PUBLIC WORKS – B) DEPARTMENT G.O.(P) No. 8/2018/Fin. Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 15.01.2018 Read:- 1) G.O.(P) No. 375/2015/Fin dated 24/08/2015 ORDER It has come to the notice of Government that due care is not taken by Administrative Departments, while issuing Administrative Sanctions. The sanctions are issued in haste. even without proper investigation or site inspection or preparation of detailed estimates. As a result, administrative sanctions issued in most cases have to be revised, after arranging the work or even after a portion of work is completed, which leads to time and cost overruns. In order to dispense such wrong practices, the following guidelines are issued in respect of all public works for strict compliance by all officers concerned. 1. Detailed estimates with drawings are to be submitted along with the Administrative Sanction proposals costing more than Rs. 50 lakh. The estimate should be prepared in accordance with PWD Manual. 2. Structural designs and drawings shall be carried out before preparation of detailed estimates for Administrative Sanction for works costing more than 2 Crore. 3. The detailed estimates shall be prepared only after detailed investigation. The details of the Officer who prepared the DPR shall invariably be mentioned in the docket sheet of DPR. 4. All officers who are responsible for preparation, verification and approval of the estimates, drawings and other documents shall sign with their name seal. 5. Before issuing the Technical Sanction, detailed estimates shall be prepared after detailed investigation of the site by the concerned officers and on the basis of detailed designs and specifications for the work. Proper care shall be bestowed on the preparation of detailed estimates so that it reflects the cost of work as can be foreseen at that time. 6. The Administrative Depanments shall earmark sufficient funds for investigation works before issue of Administrative Sanction for the project. 7. Proposals which are not in compliance with the above instructions will not be taken up for approval by Government, in future. 8. Any violation of the above guidelines will be viewed seriously by the Government. In case, it is found that the revision of estimates in excess of 10% of Technical Sanction amount is necessitated due to lapses in investigation/design/planning/estirnation for the works, the officers responsible will be made accountable and proceeded against for negligence of official duties and violation of Government instructions. 9. The Heads of Engineering Departments/PSUs shall communicate the matter up to Section Office level, at the earliest. By Order of the Governor MANOJ JOSHI

Thursday, February 8 2018

Pay Revision 2009 – Subordinate Judiciary – Scale of Pay of Confidential Assistant Grade II – Modified – Orders issued

Home » Kerala » You are reading » Pay Revision 2009 – Subordinate Judiciary – Scale of Pay of Confidential Assistant Grade II – Modified – Orders issued GOVERNMENT OF KERALA Abstract Pay Revision 2009 – Subordinate Judiciary – Scale of Pay of Confidential Assistant Grade II – Modified – Orders issued. Finance (Pay Revision Cell- D) Department G.O(P)No. 9/201 8/(2 18)/Fin Dated, Thiruvananthapuram 17.01.2018 Read: 1. Common Judgement dated 02.11.2016 of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala in WP(c)No. 25946/13, 18546/13, 20197/14 and 29086/14. 2. Order dated 05/01/20 18 of the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala in Contempt Case CC No. 1264/2017 in WP(c)No.25946/13. 3. G.O(P)No. 85/2011/Fin dated 26.02.2011 read with G.O(P)No.143/2011/Fin dated 30.03.2011. 4. G.O. (Ms) No. 176/12/Home dated 06.07.2012. 5. G.O(P)No. 104/2017(217)/Fin dated 11.08.2017. 6. Letter No.X2-CCC No. 1264/2017 dated 09.01.2018 from the Advocate General, Kerala. ORDER The first National Judicial Pay Commission (Justice Shetty Commission) made recommendations for the improvement of pay and service conditions of the Non-Judicial Staff of Subordinate Judiciary. The Hon’ble Supreme Court vide Order dated 07.10.2009, directed the Hon’ble High Court to ensure that all the recommendations of Shetty Commission have been implemented in the State with effect from 01.04.2003. As part of implementation of the Order of Apex Court, enhanced scales of pay to the posts of Sheristadar, Confidential Assistant Grade – I, Confidential Assistant Grade – II and Process Server were sanctioned with effect from 01.04.2003 as per Government Order read as (4) above. 2. As per Government Order read as 5th paper above Government have modified the scales of pay of posts of Confidential Assistant Grade – I, Confidential Assistant Grade -II and Process Server in Pay Revision 2009 in compliance of judgement of Hon’ble High Court in WP(c)No. 25946/13, 18546/13, 20197/14 and 29086/14, granting corresponding revision to the pay scale recommended by Shetty Commission and sanctioned as per Government Order read as (4) above. The Advocate General vide letter read as (6) above has advised Government that on perusal of the extract of Shetty Commission Report the Single Judge found that the scale of pay applicable to Confidential Assistant is 4000-6090 (pay scale applicable to UDC). According to the report, whatever scale is applicable to the post of UDC is to be extended to the Confidential Assistants Grade -II also. The Hon’ble Division bench of the Hon’ble High Court is also of the view that Confidential Assistant Grade II is entitled for the scale of pay of UD Clerk in view of specific recommendation by Shetty Commission. Hence the Advocate General has opined that the judgement of the learned Single Bench and the Hon’ble Division Bench read as (2) above are to be complied with by giving effect to the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its Order dated 16.03.2015. 3. Government have examined the matter in detail and are pleased to modify the scale of pay of the posts of Confidential Assistant Grade – II at par with the Scale of Pay of Upper Division Clerks in Pay Revision 2009 as follows: Name of Category

Thursday, February 8 2018

Finance Department – Loans and Advances – House Building Advance – Sanctioned to Sri K.Adinarayana, Deputy Secretary to Government, Finance Department towards H.B.A.(Site-cum-Construction) – Release of 2nd instalment – Sanctioned – Orders – Issued

1. G.O.Ms.No.130, Finance (HR.VI-A&L) Department, dated. 101.07.2016. 2. G.O.Rt.No.1179, Finance (HR.VI-A&L) Department, dated. 17.05.2017. 3. G.O.Rt.No.1862, Finance (HR.VI-A&L) Department, dated. 06.09.2017. 4. G.O.Rt.No.46, Finance (OP.I) Department, dated. 11.01.2018. 5. Application of Sri K.Adinarayana, Deputy Secretary to Government, Finance Department, dated.07.02.2018. ORDER: In the Government order 2nd read above, Sri K.Adinarayana, Deputy Secretary to Government, Finance Department was sanctioned an amount of Rs.15,00,000/- (Rupees Fifteen lakhs only) for house building purpose (sitecum-construction) at Plot No.421 (B), the area of 224 Square Yards Or 187.3 Square Meters, situated at as part of the area at Door No. 30/1, Agathavarappadu Village, Pedakakani Sub Division, Guntur Division & District to be released in three instalments. The 1stinstalment of Rs.3,75,000/- released in the G.O.4th read above, was drawn and paid to the Officer. 2. In the reference 5th read above, the Officer has furnished the Mortgage deep duly mortgaging the property in favour Government and certificate from the Deputy Executive Engineer (R&B), Vijayawada, A.P., to the effect that construction of house has reached upto Lintel level. He has therefore requested the Government to release the 2nd instalment of H.B.A. to enable him to carry out further construction of house. 3. As per the sanction accorded in the Government order 4th read above and in view of the certificate furnished by the loanee, from the Deputy Executive Engineer (R&B), Vijayawada, Government hereby release the 2nd instalment of Rs.7,50,000/- (Rupees Seven lakhs Fifty Thousand only) to Sri K.Adinarayana, Deputy Secretary to Government, Finance Department, for further construction of House. 4. The expenditure shall be met from out of the funds allotted to this department vide references 3rd read above, and shall be debited to “MH 7610 – Loans to Government Servants – MH.201 – House Building Advance, SH.(05) Loans to other Officers”. 5. Finance (Claims) Department are requested to draw and disburse the amount to the Sri K.Adinarayana, Deputy Secretary to Government through ECS. (BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH) HEMA MUNIVENKATAPPA

Thursday, February 8 2018

Grant of Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka

Home » Karnataka » You are reading » Grant of Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka admin February 8, 2018 Grant of Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka 2018-02-08T11:58:03+00:00 Karnataka No Comment PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA Subject: Grant of Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka – reg. READ: 1. Letter dated: 06-10-2004 by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court. 2. W.A. No.441ll20l1 Sri Nijaguni V/s the High Court of Karnataka & Ors. 3. CCC No.1241 & 124412016, Nijaguni.M.Karadigudda &Anr., V/s Subhashchandra Kuntia & Ors. 4. SLP (C) No.23220-2322112017, Subhashchandra Kuntia & Ors.V/s Nijaguni.M. Karadigudda & Anr. PREAMBLE: The officers and staff of the High Court of Karnataka are inherently given State Scales of pay. As and when the State pay scales are revised as per the recommendations of the Expert Bodies, the benefit thereof is extended to Officers and Officials of High Court on par with State Government employees. However, the Hon’ble Chief Justice in his letter dated: 6-10-2004 read at (1) above had opined that the Pay Scales of the High Court employees should be raised to the level of Central Government pay scales annexing therewith his proposal and had sought the financial conculrence for the same. The Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka in its judgement dated: 12-10-2011 passed in W.A. No.441ll20l1 read ar (2) above had directed the Respondent State Government to place the recommendations of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of Karnataka dated: 06-10-2004 before the Cabinet and to take appropriate decision to implement the recommendation of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of High Court of Karnataka dated: 06- 1 0-2004 in the light of the observations made by the Apex Court in the matter of Union of India V/s S.B.Vohra (AIR 2004 SC 1402). Sequel to the Order of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka dated: 14-07-2017 passed in CCC No.1241 & 124412016 read at (3) above the State Government preferred Appeal against the said Order before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of Iqdia vide SLP (C) No. 23220-232211201,7 read at (4) above. However, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its order dated: 18-09-2017 dismissed the Appeal preferred by the State Government and directed the Appellant therein to comply with the orders of the Hon’ble High Court of Karnataka and to report the compliance within 4 months from the date of order. In furtherance thereof and in terms of the judgment dated 12-10-2011 directing implementation of the recommendations of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court dated 06-10-2004 in the light of the observation made by the Hon’ble Apex Court in the matter of Union of India vs. S.B.Vohra, said judgment mandating the communication by the Hon’ble Chief Justice to be treated as the “Rule” made by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Court, in terms Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India, further requiring the approval of the Governor of the State; steps are required to be taken. Accordingly, the State Cabinet in its meeting held on 02-01-2018 has accepted and approved the proposal of the Hon’ble Chief Justice dated: 06-10-2004 vide its decision in Case No.868/2017 advising for such approval by the Governor. Subsequently, the proposal was submitted for the approval of His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka as required under Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India. His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka was pleased to approve the proposed Rule. In the circumstances and for the reasons stated above the following orders are issued. GOVERNMENT ORDER NO.F’D 38 SRP 20I7 BANGALORE, DATED 11TH JANUARY 2018 Govemment are pleased to accord financial concurence on the approval of the Governor under Article 229(2) of the Constitution of India to the proposed Rule of the Hon’ble Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court as sought in letter dated: 06-10-2004 to extend the Central Government Pay Scales to the Employees of the High Court of Karnataka. 2.LawDepartment shall constitute a Joint Consultative Committee in consultation with the High Court of Karnataka with the following terms and conditions. i) The Joint Consultative Committee shall consists of Members from the High Court of Karnataka and State Government. ii) The Committee shall work out a suitable fitment table by determining the equivalence of posts between different category of posts in the High Court of Karnataka and in the Central Government. iii) The Committee shall suggest a suitable Pay Rules. 3. The decision taken pursuant to the recommendations of the Committee shall be intimated to the State Government. By Order and in the name of the Governor of Karnataka,

Friday, February 9 2018

Fixation of seniority/year of allotment of promotee IAS officers of Nagaland cadre for the Select List of 2010 and 2011

Home » Nagaland » You are reading » Fixation of seniority/year of allotment of promotee IAS officers of Nagaland cadre for the Select List of 2010 and 2011 Fixation of seniority/year of allotment of promotee IAS officers of Nagaland cadre for the Select List of 2010 and 2011 – Reg. No.14014/03/2007-AIS-1 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training North Block, New Delhi Date: 08 02.2018 ORDER Whereas, this Department in the wake of Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana order dated 01.02.2010 in CWP No.15798/2009 in the case of Praveen Kumar, an State Civil Service officer of Punjab cadre Vs Union of India and as confirmed by Hon’ble Supreme Court, issued notification dated 18.4.2012 for making amendment in the respective seniority regulations for IAS/IPS/IFoS. These amendments were however made applicable to the Select Lists prepared as per the ratio laid down in the case of Praveen Kumar and accordingly, seniority/year of allotment of the officers included in the said Select Lists were determined as per the amended seniority regulations. 2. And whereas, consequent upon dismissal of SLP No.4930-4931 of 2016 and Review Petition No. 001428 -001429/2017 filed by DoPT in the case of F.R. Jamadar and other connected court cases filed by the Ministry of Home Affairs viz. CA No.4419 of 2016 – UOI Vs Kailash Chandra Agarwal & Ors, CA No.8199 of 2016 – UOI Vs Arvind Kumar Sharda & Ors, CA No.8200 of 2016 – UOI Vs Keval Krishna Indoria & Ors, CA No.1396 of 2016 – UOI Vs R.A. Sanjeev and WP (C) No. 301 of 2016 -N.K.S. Chauhan Vs UOI, this Department vide OM No. No.14014/14/2014-AIS-I dated 21.8.2017 has decided to apply the amended seniority regulations prospectively i.e. w.e.f. 18.04.2012. 3. And whereas this Department vide OM No.14014/14/2014-AIS-I dated 03.11.2017 has decided that Seniority/year of allotment of officer appointed after 18.4.2012 against the vacancies arisen between 1.2.2010 to 18.4.2012 may be fixed as per pre-amended seniority rules throughout the Cadres. 4. And whereas, further, this Department vide OM No.14014/14/2014-AIS-I dated 22.01.2018 has also decided to count the service of the officer rendered in the rank of Deputy Collector or equivalent upto the 31st December of the vacancy year against which he has been appointed to the IAS. 5. And whereas, moreover, the State Government of Nagaland vide letter dated 27.10.2017 has requested to rectify the date of holding of continuous service in State Civil Service in the rank of Deputy Collector or equivalent in respect of Shri O.T. Chingmak Chang on 21.12.1985 instead of 27.02.1986. 6. And whereas, the seniority /year of allotment of officers appointed by promotion to IAS of Nagaland cadre from Select List 2010 and 2011 notified during the period from 1.2.2010 to 18.4.2012/ prepared against the vacancies arisen during the said period have been reviewed and re-determined by applying pre-amended seniority rule 3 (3)(ii) of IAS (Regulation of Seniority) Rules, 1987 read with clarification dated 21.08.2017, 03.11.2017 and 22.01.2018 as under: Weightage Formula as per pre-amended Seniority Rules is as under- Completed years of qualifying service Weightage in years