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Though 31-03-2013 (Sunday-Easter) is holiday, taking into consideration the heavy workload in the closing of the financial year, the day is declared as working day for the treasury staff. The treasuries will be kept opened till 12.00 night on 31-03-2013.

Main points to remember
1.  31-03-2013 will be the year ending for the treasuries
2. Restrictive Holiday for Christians (Easter)
3. Duty off will be sanctioned to the staff who attend for the work on 31-03-2013
4. The bills and cheques will be accepted till 11.30 pm on 30-03-2013
5. No savings bank transactions on 31-03-2013

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  • Use the Application Number and Date of Birth as given in the application form.
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  • Admit card shall be printed using either laser jet, inkjet or desk jet printers.
  • Admit card printed with dot matrix printers is NOT acceptable.
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Engineering : Physics &;Chemistry (P-I) 22.04.2013
10 am to 12.30 pm
Mathematics (P-II) 23.04.2013 10 am to 12.30 pm
Medical : Chemistry &; Physics (P-I) 24.04.2013 10 am to 12.30 pm
(Except MBBS/BDS) Biology (P-II) 25.04.2013 10 am to 12.30 pm

Treasury Fixed Deposits- Rate of Interest - Revised

As per the G.O (P) No. 50/2011/Fin dated 22.1.2011, Government had revised the rate of interest on term deposits in the Treasury with effect from 1.2.2011.Government have reviewed the  position again and are pleased to revise the rate of interest on term deposit of 3 years and above as follows .

 FD 3 yrs & more (General)           @ 9.00% 
    FD 3 yrs & more (Senior Citizen)  @ 9.50%   
 F.D. 3 yrs & more (General)         @ 8.50%
  FD 3 yrs & more (Senior Citizen)  @ 9.00%

The rate of interest on other term deposits remain unchanged


REVENUE DEPARTMENT - Continuance of Special Land Acquisition units up to 31/08/2013

                       Government as per G.O. (Rt) No.4733/ 12/RD dated 16-08-2012  accorded sanction for the continuance of Special Land Acquisition Units up to 31-08-2012.
                       The Commissioner, Land Revenue as per Letter No.LRC5-40699/ 12 dated 28/11/2012 submitted a detailed proposal for the continuance of the above units for one year from 31/08/2012.
                       Government have examined the matter in detail and are pleased to accord sanction to 1568 posts attached to 103 Land Acquisition Units up to 31/08/2013 as per the details appended to this order.
The Commissioner, Land Revenue shall review the quantum of balance works in each unit and submit specific report on the functioning of the Special Land Acquisition Units with proposal for redeployment if necessary,within a month.


DIES-NON 20-02-2013 AND 21-02-2013 REGULARISED

General Administration (SS) Department - Establishment - National level strike of employees and workers on 20.02.2013 and 21.02.2013 - Absence of employees for want of public conveyance- Regularised Orders Issued.

Read: 1. G.O.(P)No.42/2013/GAD, dated, 18.02.2013

1). A section of workers, employees andteachers went on a National level strike on 20 and 21st February 2013. Government as per order read above ordered that the unauthorized absence of the employees who participated in the strike would be treated as Dies-Non. The pay for the day is to be deducted from the salary bill for the month of
March 2013.
2). A large .number of employees and employees’ organisations have represented to Government that the absence of many employees was due to the absence of public conveyance and therefore requested to grant eligible leave to those employees on the above days.
3). Government have examined the matter in detail and are pleased to order that the absence of employees on 20/02/2013 and 21/02/2013 for want of public conveyance will be regularised as eligible leave including casual leave on receipt of written undertaking that they had no intention to participate in the strike. However, if it is later on found that he I she has participated in any strike related activity like demonstration, the casual leave sanctioned will be cancelled and disciplinary action will be initiated against him I her.


BUDGET 2013-14

                       With an eye on Lok Sabha polls, the Congress-led UDF Government in Kerala today unveiled people-friendly Budget proposals for 2013-14 enhancing the social security pension, raising the retirement age and offering sops for farmers including an interest waiver.
                       It also seeks to mop-up additional revenue of Rs 1,138.33 crore, mostly from luxury items. Cigarettes and liquor, among other things, will attract higher taxes.
In a significant announcement, the Budget proposed to raise the retirement age of government employees, joining the service from April this year, to 60. The retirement age of existing staff is 56.
Interest-free loans
                       Announcing a set of flagship schemes for the protection of farmers, Finance Minister K.M. Mani set apart Rs 50 crore for writing off the interest on small farmers and announced an interest-free loan scheme for farmers holding below one hectare of land through cooperatives.
In the Budget presented to the State Assembly, Mani also came out with a risk insurance on farm loans guaranteeing that in the event of the farmer’s death, the loan need not be repaid.
Goods and Service Tax
                       Claiming that the prices of essentials would not be affected on account of changes in the GST on items specified in the Budget, the Minister proposed to raise the Goods and Service Tax on products such as vehicles and a range of consumer goods to 14.5 per cent from 13.5 per cent.

The Government expects to earn Rs 650-crore revenue through this measure.

He said this would bring the tax rate in Kerala on par with other southern States and that the common people would not be affected as basic items such as rice has been exempted.

                       Two other key sources of additional income that the Budget targeted were increasing the tax on cigarettes from 15 to 20 per cent, anticipating a revenue of Rs 120 crore, and that on foreign liquor from 100 to 105 per cent expecting an extra revenue of Rs 250 crore.
                       Seeking to help cardamom auctioneers in Kerala, VAT has been reduced to two per cent from five per cent. This would benefit only those who conduct auctions in the recognised centres of the spices board.
The minister also rationalised various fees on land registration and transactions hoping to earn Rs 200 crore.
The Budget estimates for 2013-14 show revenue receipt of Rs 58,057.88 crore and a revenue expenditure of Rs 60,327.85 crore.
                       After taking into account factors like capital expenditure, public debt servicing and concessions and relaxations, the Budget shows a deficit of Rs 526.54 crore. 

Budget for the year 2013-2014 at a Glance
  • Special burn treatment centres in medical colleges
  • Free generic medicine project in all taluk hospitals
  • Research Centre at Thiruvananthapuram Engineering College
  • Rs 55 Cr for Kollam, Alappuzha bypasses
  • Chemical toilets in boats of water Department
  • Rs 117 Cr for Vallarpadom-Kozhikode coastal Highway
  • Rs 100 Cr aid for KSRTC to tide over difficult situation
  • Roads to build cycle path with Private-Public participation
  • Rs 10 Cr for modern parking facility in towns
  • Rs 25 Cr Kumarakom-Nedumbassery State Highway
  • Aid to those who get patents
  • Research and inventions will be encouraged
  • Rs 20 Cr for young entrepreneurs
  • Agricultural product insurance scheme to cover all farm products
  • 10 district to have units for producing Neera from coconut tree
  • Rs 50 Cr for new dam at Mullaperiyar
  • Rs 400 Cr for constructing check dams to solve water shortage
  • Fish malls in Thiruvananthapuram, Kochi, Kozhikode
  • Rs 10 Cr for fish-processing centers
  • Plastic to be collected for processing; Interest free loan up to Rs 20 lakhs for societies
  • Rs 35 Cr meat processing plant in Chalakkudy
  • Housing loan subsidy for journalists raised to Rs 1 lakh
  • Journalist pension raised to Rs 7000
  • Erattupetta Panchayat to become Municipality
  • Permanent steel bridge for Aluva Manalppuram; Rs 5 Cr allotted
  • KSFE to implement employment scheme for diaspora
  • Mangalya Nidhi for marriage of poor people; Rs 20,000 as aid
  • Integrated Insurance programme for all families
  • Vytilla model Mobility Hubs in important towns
  • 'Thripty fair price food stalls to sell food packets for Rs 20
  • Solar power generation will be extended
  • Coastal ship transport will be encouraged; 5 ports to be developed
  • Rs 100 Cr for 50 modern fish markets
  • Rs 3 Cr for protection of fishermen
  • Tax rebate for houses with rain water harvest facility
  • Punishment to people who employ children as beggars
  • Shelter homes to accommodate beggars
  • Education loan interest discount for APL families too
  • Old age and farmer's pension increased
  • Rs 25 crore allocated for agri malls in important cities
  • Risk insurance for agriculture loans; confiscation to be banned
  • Permission to begin 10,000 integrated hi-tech agriculture centers
  • Individuals excluded from agriculture taxes
  • Rs 14 crore allocated for Supplyco to start two rice mills
  • Interest free loan assured to small scale farmers
  • 14 hi-tech agriculture villages to be started. Rs 3 crore financial assistance for a village
  • Small scale farmers loan waived with immediate effect
  • Progress in the Growth sector, Rs 8,000 crore to be invested in Capital sector
  • Reduction in exports affects agriculture negatively
  • Revenue willl increase by imposing taxes to more sectors
  • Growth rate at 9.5%


                                  Several requests arc being received from various Heads of Institutions and individuals seeking extension of time for crediting the arrears of Dearness Allowance to the Provident Fund Account for the period from 01.07.2008 onwards.
                                 Government have examined the requests and arc pleased to order that the time limit for crediting the arrears of Dearness Allowance sanctioned from 01/07/2008, 01/01/2009, 01/07/2009, 01/01/2010, 01/07/2010, 01/01/2011, 01/07/2011, 01/01/2012 & 01/07/2012 to the Provident Fund Account of employees will be extended upto 30th September 2013. The Dearness Allowance arrears can be claimed in the salary bill upto 30th September 2013 and credited to Provident Fund Account without fail.

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SSLC 2013


Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Examination of Kerala will be starts on 11th March 2013 and will be end on 23rd March 2013. It is conducted on Grading procedure. 

First Language-Part I Malayalam/ Tamil/ etc.. 11.03.2013
1.45 pm to 3.30 pm
First Language-Part II Malayalam/ Tamil/ etc. 12.03.2013
1.45 pm to 3.30 pm
II nd Language- English 13.03.2013
1.45 pm to 4.30 pm
III rd Language- Hindi/ GK 14.03.2013
1.45 pm to 3.30 pm
Social Studies 16.03.2013
1.45 pm to 4.30 pm
Mathematics 18.03.2013
1.45 pm to 4.30 pm
Physics 19.03.2013
1.45 pm to 3.30 pm
Chemistry 20.03.2013 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm
Biology 21.03.2013 1.45 pm to 3.30 pm
Information Technology 23.03.2013 1.45 pm to 3.00 pm

For more details Download SSLC Examination Notification