FOR many a Central government employee, it was the Diwali coming too soon. After the recent DA hike, the Central government employees’ joy knew no bounds when the finance ministry in an office memo dated March 27, and duly signed by under secretary S Rajan Chandranaydu, announced a revised rate of Overtime Allowance.
But as it turned out to be three days later, it was a fake Office Memo, and the government has no clues who played the prangs. In an Office Memo, this time the real, signed by DoPT director Simmi R Nakra, it was clarified that the office memo purportedly issued by finance ministry, (OM No 1(4)/2010 E-II dt. 27/03/2010) giving a revised rate of Overtime Allowance, was in fact a fake order.
“It is clarified that no such instruction has been issued by this Department or Ministry of Finance. Ministries/Departments are advised not to take cognizance of the fake instructions being circulated in Central Govt. Offices”, the DoPT’s clarification says.
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March 30, 2010.
Action and Appointments
Air Chief Marshal PV Naik takes over as chairman, COSC
Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal PV Naik took over as the Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee (COSC) on Tuesday. He received the baton of chairman, COSC from outgoing Chief of Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor at a brief ceremony in the South Block. Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Nirmal Verma was also present.
Speaking on the occasion, Air Marshal Naik said the Indian Armed Forces are in the process of moulding existing and emerging concepts together, to develop capabilities and solutions that will directly benefit the Armed Forces and the joint war-fighter of tomorrow, a government release said. Commissioned into the IAF in June 1969 as a fighter pilot, Air Marshal Naik has flown a variety of combat aircraft and is a Qualified Flying Instructor and a Fighter Combat Leader. A graduate of the
and an alumnus of the Defence Services Staff College , Air Marshal Naik is a recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal. National Defence College