Thursday, 30 April 2015

Government to make drastic changes in Labour Laws

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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

7th Pay Commission News Center: 7वां वेतन आयोग कर देगा मालामाल

7th Pay Commission News Center: 7वां वेतन आयोग कर देगा मालामाल: नई दिल्ली : उम्मीद है कि अगले साल जनवरी तक सरकार द्वारा गठित 7वां वेतन आयोग अपनी रिपोर्ट पेश कर देगा। इसके लिए सभी तबकों और वर्गों के स...

DOPT Clarifications on LTC, NDA, CCL and Children Education Allowance

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (Allowance) Section
Children Education Allowance
Whether reimbursement of Children Education Allowance is admissible for  the. 
(a)Nursery/LKG/UKG as there is no provision of recognition of these classes in most of the States/UTs; Reimbursement is permissible only if the child is studying in a recognised educational institution
(b) Third child if either of the first two children is disabled to the extent that he/she cannot go to schoolReimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant except when the 2nd child birth results in multiple births or the 3rd child is born due to failure of sterilization operation. 
(c)The children borne out of second marriage or the children of second wife/husband in additions to children from first marriage; Reimbursement is allowed to only the two eldest surviving children of the Government servant. 
(d)Entitlement of number of Note Books. Reimbursement is permissible for any number of note books as may be prescribed by the recognised educational institution.
2.The reasons for not enhancing rates of OTA/NDAThe 5th and the 6th Central pay Commission did not recommend enhancement of rates of OTA/NDA.
3Whether honorarium is payable to the Chairperson/Members of the DPC and also such other Departmental Committees, viz., Committee on Sexual Harassments at work place, etc.? In terms of the provisions of FR 46 (b), the Central Government may grant or permit a Government servant to receive an honorarium as remuneration for work performed which is occasional or intermittent in character and either so laborious or of such special merit as to justify a special reward. Except when special reasons, which should be recorded in writing, exist for a departure from this provision, sanction to the grant or acceptance of an honorarium should not be given unless the work has been undertaken with the prior consent of the Central Government and its account has been settled in advance. Guidelines for payment of Honorarium under FR 46 (b) have already been laid down inter alia vide this Department’s OM No. 17011/9/85- Estt. (AL), dated 23.12.1985 and OM No. 17020/1/91- Estt. (AL), dated 18.11 .1991. It has also been clarified that no honorarium should be granted for temporary increases in work 
4Whether retention of “Fee” for delivering lectures in Government/private bodies is permissible? As per para 6 of DoP&T’s O.M. No. I 6013/1/79-Estt.(AL) dated 11’h February, 1980, payments received by Government servants as income from books, articles, papers and lectures on literary, cultural, artistic, technological and scientific subjects including management sciences; will not be subject to crediting one-third of the amount to the general revenues 
Establishment (Leave) Section:
5Whether male Government servant, whois single parent, can be allowed Child Care Leave?No. CCL can be granted to female employees only. 
6.Whether Bond on Study Leave can be transferred from Central Government to State Government? No. Bond executed by the Government servant while proceeding on study leave cannot be transferred on his/her appointment in State Government/PSU/Autonomous bodies. 
7.What is the limit of leave encashment while availing LTC by dependents or spouse within the same block year? The Government Servants governed by the CSS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and entitled to avail LTC may en-cash earned leave up to 10 days at the time of availing both types of LTCs., i.e.,`Hometown’ and `Anywhere in India’. However, when the one and the same LTC is being availed of by the Government Servant and his family members separately in a block year, encashment of leave would be restricted to one occasion only.

(Naredra Gautam)
Under Secretary to the Gove of India
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SOURCE - govemployees

Central Government Employees protested in connection with their demands at Delhi

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Friday, 24 April 2015

Government Retains Interest Rate for provident fund at 8.7%

NEW DELHI: The government has retained the rate of interest for General Provident Fund (GPF) and other related schemes at 8.7 per cent for the current fiscal.
The 8.7 per cent interest will apply on Provident Funds of central government employees, railways and defence forces, according to the notification issued by the Finance Ministry.
The rate of interest will be effective from April 1, 2015, it added.
The interest rate for GPF is in line with the interest rate fixed for Public Provident Fund (PPF) at 8.7 per cent for 2015-16.
The government had, however, raised the interest rates for other small saving schemes.
The interest rate for senior citizens savings scheme was hiked from 9.2 per cent to 9.3 per cent and for Sukanya Samriddhi Account, the special deposit scheme for girl child, the interest rate has been hiked from 9.1 per cent to 9.2 per cent, respectively.
The interest earning for Kisan Vikas Patra has been retained at 8.7 per cent.
Source PTI

PAN card will be made in 48 hours only

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Please check details minutely before filing Income Tax return

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Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country for unmarried Government servants

F. No. 31011/1/2013-Estt (A..IV)
Government of india
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block. New Delhi-110 001
Dated April 21, 2014
Subject:- Leave Travel Concession (LTC) entitlements of  – Conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country permissible under the sunmarried Government servantspecial dispensation scheme – Clarification — regarding.
In relaxation to the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, special dispensation is allowed to the Government servants from time to time. Presently, one such dispensation in operation is the relaxation to the Government servants to travel by air to visit North-East Region or to Jammu & Kashmir or to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands by converting one block of Home Town LTC available to them.
2. Vide this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 31011/17/85-Estt.(A) dated 03.04.1986, unmarried Central Government employees, who have left their wholly dependent parents/sisters/minor brothers at their home town are allowed the benefit of LTC to visit their home town every year. This concession is in lieu of all other LTC facilities admissible to the Government servant himself and to his/her parents/sisters/minor brothers.
3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the admissibility of conversion of Home Town LTC facility into travel to different parts of the country, which is permissible under special dispensation, to such unmarried Government servants.
4. The matter has been examined in consultation with Ministry of Finance. It has been decided that the facility of conversion of Home Town LTC to allow travel to different parts of the country, under the special dispensation scheme, will also apply to an unmarried Central Government servant, who is eligible to avail the benefit of LTC to visit Home Town every year. This facility may be availed by converting one occasion of Home Town LTC out of the four Home Town LTC occasions available in a block of four years.
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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VERY BAD & SHOCKING NEWS - Government to Implment Income tax on Provident Fund withdrawal

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Saturday, 18 April 2015

Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015.

Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015.
(Department of Personnel and Training)
New Delhi, the 27th March, 2015
GSR 229(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to artical 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979; namely:
1. (1) These rules maybe called the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) (Amendment) Rules, 2015. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979,—
(i) In rule 4, for sub-rule (4), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—
“(4) For appointment to posts under the Central Governinent on the results of a competitive examination or interview or both open to Government servants and others, the Central Government employees and permanent or provisionally permanent State Government employees:shall be entitled to joining time under these rules, if such Government servants opt for having their past service in the Central Government or State Govermtent counted for all purposes in the Central Government”
(ii) In rule 5, in sub-rule (4), for the existing Note, the following Notes shall be substituted, namely:—
“Note 1: Distance means actual distance travelled and not weighted mileage for which fare is charged by the Railways in certain ghat &hill regions.
Note 2: In case of transfer of a Government servant to or from-North Eastern Region, including Sikkim, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Ladakh, two days additional time shall be admissible over and above the normal joining time reckoned on the basis of actual distance between their old and new place of posting”;
(iii) In rule 6, for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely:—
“(1) The period of unutilized joining time shall be regulated in terms of the provisions of sub-clause (ii) of clause (a) of -sub-rule (1) of rule 26 of the Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972″;
(iv) after rule 7, the following Notes shall be inserted, namely:—
Note I: The sanction of the admissible joining time shall be accorded by the competent authority exercising the administrative control over the Government servant proceeding on transfer.
Note 2: The joining time pay shall be paid for by the new administrative authority where such Government servant joins on transfer”.
[F. No. 19011/03/2013-Estt.(AL)]

Income tax return to be linked with aadhar

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7th Pay Commission News Center: Defence services may get better pay scales in 7th ...

7th Pay Commission News Center: Defence services may get better pay scales in 7th ...

Monday, 13 April 2015

Imposing the condition of 50 Kms to avail Hostel Subsidy is not acceptable

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110 055
No. II/28/Part. V
Dated: 10.04.2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Children Education Allowance/Hostel Subsidy – Clarification -reg.
Ref: DC/JCM Item No.1/20I2 discussed with the Railway Board on 26th & 27th June2 012.
Federation invites kind attention of the Railway Board to the issues pending with the Railway Board on the subject under DC/JCM Item No.1/2012.
2. In this connection, NFIR desires to state that as per extant instructions, the term “Hostel Subsidy” means expenses incurred by the Railway employees to meet with the Hostel fees if his/her children who have been studying in the school/college located at a minimum distance of 50 Kms., Federation desires to reiterate that there are institutions/colleges in various cities where the students are mandatorily required to opt for Hostel, those who do not opt are denied admission. In view of this reality of situation, imposing the condition of 50 Kms., distance is unjustified and therefore needs to be withdrawn.
3. It has also been reported to NFIR by its affiliate SERMC that the South Eastern Railway Authorities have imposed another condition that the distance of 50 Kms., is to be certified by the District Revenue Officer of the State Government every time the claim is made.
4. Federation further desires to bring to the notice of Railway Board following contradictory situations,arising out of extant provisions:
(i) Para 1(a), (e) & (i) of DoP&T O.M. dated 02nd September 2008 circulated under Railway Board’s letter dated 01/10/2008 (RBE 135/2008) clarifies that the Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidies are distinct, Railway employees cannot claim both concurrently.
(ii) Instructions issued by the Railway Board under letter dated 07/06/2013 (RBE- 55/2013), (further reference to question No. 9 of DoP&T O.M. No.21/011/08/2013-Estt./AL) have clarified that Hostel Subsidy includes fee charged for boarding and lodging in addition to fee mentioned in para 1(e) of DoP&T O.M. dated 2nd September 2008.
The position brought out above shows that the two OMs are contradictory and are not conveying clear cut institctions for payment of Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy.
NFIR., therefore, requests the Railway Board to examine the points raised above and arrange to issue clarificatory instructions to the Zonal Railways/PUs to remove confusion. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Ragnhvaiah)
General Secretary
Source - nfir

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Central government women employees to have crèches for their children in departments

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi talks of ‘Stree Shakti (women’s empowerment)’, the Department of Personnel and Training has proposed that all ministries join hands to set up crèches in each of the central government buildings for children of their women employees.

In meetings chaired by the Cabinet Secretary, officials were told to assess the number of mothers that would avail of the facility. For opening a crèche, the minimum number required has been fixed at 15 women employees.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

With rent sharing take maximum benefit on HRA

RAIL NEWS CENTER: Ten mantra to save tax during 2015-16

RAIL NEWS CENTER: Ten mantra to save tax during 2015-16

Minimum Wage Dr.Aykhrod Formula – Confederation request to send proof of consumer prices from 8 Metro cities

"In order to bolster our argument, we would like our leaders especially in the following cities and in other places to purchase the following articles from a reputed Mall as also from a normal provision store with bills duly signed by the owners of the retail outlet and send over to the Confederation CHQ immediately. The bill should bear the signature, the rate per kg. and the signature or seal of the concerned establishment. Please treat this as most urgent and a task of serious nature for the rates adopted by the 7th CPC will have far reaching consequences if not contested at the appropriate time"

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Circular No. 23/2013-16
Dated – 02.04.2015
Dear Comrade,

We invite your kind attention to the synopsis of the discussions the staff side had with the 7th CPC on 23rd and 24th March, 2015. You will notice there from that the discussions were cordial and the staff side had been able to present their case admirably well. You must have also noticed that the 7thCPC has categorically stated that they would go by Dr. Aykhrod formula in arriving at the minimum wage.

Terms and Conditions for Allotment of Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostel for E-Payment

Terms and Conditions for Allotment of Holiday Homes and Touring Officers Hostel for E-Payment

G.I., Dir. of Estates, O.M.No. D-11016/71/2014-Regions, dated 19.3.201

Terms & Condition for Online Payment of booking charges of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s Hostels for users using Payment Gateway

1. Payment Gateway/Net Banking Disclaimer: Payment of booking charges for booking of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s Hostels will be made by the user using the Payment Gateway hosted by Axis Bank/designated banks. The Payment Gateway/Internet Banking Service is being provided to you to facilitate online payment. By using these services of the Payment Gate Way, you expressly agree that use of this online payment service is entirely at your own risk and cost.

Air Travel concession on LTC for Central Government employees and families extended for 2 Years

Extension of travelling by Air on Leave Travel Concession, the announcement, which Central Government employees were eagerly waiting for, is finally here!

Air travel concession, under the Leave Travel Concession scheme, to places like Jammu and Kashmir, North Eastern Region (NER), and also Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been extended by two more years.

For a while it was assumed that the newly crowned Modi Government had shelved this scheme.

We believe that the scheme was revived due to constant reminders from various employee unions, associations and federations.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

7th Pay Commission News Center: Seventh pay commission will be harsher on work shi...

7th Pay Commission News Center: Seventh pay commission will be harsher on work shi...

LTC Claims – Need for observing prescribed procedures

F.No.31011/3/2015-Estt (A-IV)
Ministry of Personnel, Pensions & Public Grievances
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi
Dated April 1, 2015
Subject:- LTC Claims – Need for observing prescribed procedures
This Department receives a large number of recommendations for relaxation of some or the other provision of the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, (hereinafter referred to as LTC Rules), in individual cases. It is seen that, in most cases the situation arises are due care had not been exercised by the Government servant and/or the administrative authority in claiming LTC or in examination.
2.The references mainly relate to:
a)Late submission of claims;
b) Booking of air tickets through an agency not authorized by the Government for this purpose;
c)Travel by private vehicles; and
d)Claims for wrong block of years.
3.In this connection it may please be noted that the primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with the rules is that of the Government servant. The of-repeated plea of ignorance of rules cannot be a valid ground for relaxation of rules. At the same time it has also been noticed that the administrative authorities have also shown laxity and due diligence on their part could have prevented such situations from arising.
4.Late Submission of Claim
4.1 In terms of Rules 14 and 15(vi) of LTC Rules, the time limit for submission of LTC claim is :
i) Within three months of completion of return journey, if no advance is drawn;
ii) Within one month of completion of return journey, if advance is drawn.
Powers have been delegated, as under, to the Ministries/Departments to relax these limits with the concurrence of the Financial Advisor.
a) Upto 6 months, if no advance is drawn;
b) Upto 3 months if advance is drawn, provided the Government servant refunds the entire amount of advance (not merely the unutilized portion) within 45 days of completion of return journey.
4.2 As per Rule 12(a) of the “Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants”, it is the responsibility of the Head of Office to effect recovery of advances and also to see that the conditions attached to each advance are fulfilled. The Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) is required to keep a watch on the advances and furnish monthly statements to the AP&AO. In addition, the DDO is also required to adjust all outstanding short term advances at the close of financial year.
5.Booking of air tickets through agents other than Government approved agents
5.1 Government servants travelling by air under LTC are required to book their tickets either directly from the airline or through the approved agencies viz: M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd/ M/s Ashok Tours & Travels Ltd/IRCTC. Booking through any other agency is not permissible.
6. Travel by private vehicles.
6.1 As per LTC rules, a Government servant may travel only by vehicles operated by Central/State Government or local bodies or by any corporation in the public sector owned/controlled by Central/State Government. Journey on LTC by taxi, auto-rickshaw etc, are permissible only between places not connected by rail. This is further subject to the condition that these modes operate on a regular basis from point to point with the specific approval of the State Governments/transport authorities concerned and are authorized to ply as public carriers.
7. Claims for wrong block of years
7.1 Whenever a Government servant applies for LTC advance, the administrative authority is required to verify from the service book and certify the entitlement of the Government servant. Cases of the type mentioned in para 2(d) would not arise, if this is properly done.
8. LTC Rules also provide that a government servant who has been granted LTC Advance is required to submit copies of the tickets within 10 days of drawal of advance. The administrative authority can at this stage itself check the date of commencement of journey; whether ticket has been booked direct from airline or through approved agency etc. Any discrepancy can be brought to the notice of the government servant so that he can take remedial action, if needed.
9. Even in cases where advance is not drawn, the Government servant is required to give prior intimation of his intention to avail LTC. The administrative authority can check the details indicated especially w.r.t entitlement. A watch can also be kept to ensure timely submission of claims.
10. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents to this O.M. to the notice of all concerned. It may also be noted that requests for relaxation of rules shall be considered by this Department only if it is established that the deviation is due to reasons beyond the control of the Government servant and there has been no laxity on the part of the administrative authorities concerned.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment)

New Pension scheme has become a puzzle for employees

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Holiday season – how you can book holiday homes online

No. D-l 1016/71/2014-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Terms & Condition for Online Payment of booking charges of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s  Hostels for users using Payment Gateway
1 Payment Gateway/Net Banking Disclaimer: Payment of booking charges for booking of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s Hostels will be made by the user using the Payment Gateway hosted by Axis Bank/designated banks. The Payment Gateway/Internet Banking Service is being provided to you to facilitate online payment. By using these services of the Payment Gate Way, you expressly agree that use of this online payment service is entirely at your own risk and cost.
2. Transaction Charges: The necessary transaction charge plus service tax as applicable on date, for online payment of the service will be borne by the user. The charges as mentioned below will be levied by the e-payment solution provider for giving this service.
Sl.NoNet Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card payment options   Per Transaction Charges
1Internet BankingRs. 5.50 + applicable Service Tax currently 12.36% and as applicable from time to time
2Debit Card I).0.75% for transaction up to Rs. 2000/-
ii)1% for transaction above Rs. 2000/- 
3 Credit Card1.25 % of the transaction amount
(i) Transaction Process: An eligible applicant will fill the online advance booking application form and after completing/filling all details in application form submit the same by clicking Submit Button. After pressing SUBMIT Button, the online booking application with Unique Booking ID No. is generated with link option for payment of booking charges which will be active for fixed period of time. The applicant will have to fill up necessary details and enter/click the payment option link within two minutes and after clicking the payment option, e-receipt/challan with requisite amount of booking charges will appear on the system with link to the Payment Gateway where the applicants can make payment to booking charges using net banking/debit/credit card as he/she may opt.
(ii) Confirmation Slip/Receipt Generation Process: After successful payment, Booking Confirmation Slip/Receipt with details of room/suit of holiday home/touring officers and booking charges are generated. In case, Booking Confirmation Slip is not generated against ‘Successful Payment Transaction’ and the Payment Gateway shows “Success”, then there is no need to apply fresh and make another payment against Unique Booking Request ID No. In such cases, confirmation slip can be downloaded by filling booking request ID No. and Identity Card No. Therefore applicants are advised to remember/note down the booking request ID No. and other details.
4. Entry to Holiday Home/Touring Officer’s Hostel: Without production/submission of confirmation slip and displaying of valid Identity Card viz. Aadhar Card/Pan Card and Employer Identity Card to caretaker, entry to holiday home/touring officer’s hostel will not be allowed. The applicants are advised to take print out of the online generated booking confirmation slip for submission to caretaker of holiday home/touring officer’s hostel at the time of occupation of rooms/suits of holiday home/touring officer’s hostel.
5. Cancellation of booking and Refund Policy: There is no provision for cancellation of confirmed booking and request for refund of booking charges including transaction/Service Charges, etc. will not be entertained in any circumstances. Any types of charge back will not be considered by the bank except in the case of failed transaction which will be settled solely by the bank with the applicants/customers.
6. Failed and Fraudulent Transaction: Directorate of Estates/Booking Agency will have no role in failed transactions and fraudulent use of card/net banking in any manner. Applicants are advised to use their own debit/credit card/net banking. Users/applicants will be solely responsible for using debit/credit card & net banking for payment of booking charges.
7. Maximum five nights booking is permitted for a holiday home/touring officer’s hostel while maximum three nights is permitted for holiday home at Goa and Mussoorie.
8. Only one room is allowed for booking for an applicant and his family. Booking for additional room, if any, will be available as per booking charges applicable to private persons. Booking charges are only for rent of room and does not include any meal/breakfast/Snacks/Washing/Laundry charges which charges will have to be paid separately by the applicant at the time of occupation of room if such services are availed. Charges for catering facility will also be settled by the guests directly with the catering staff whereas charges for washing/laundry will be paid to the caretaker.
9. Any fraudulent booking/attempt will attract action as per service rules and relevant section of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Applicants having improper details will not be allowed entry to holiday home/touring officer’s hostels and booking charges will be forfeited.
10. Address of holiday homes/touring officers hostels are available on the website of holiday home and applicants/visitors are advised to have full details of address from the website.
11. Booking is not transferable.
12. Entry to holiday home/touring officer’s hostel will be allowed only after depositing/submission of valid booking confirmation slip/authority slip/application form and duly verified personal details appearing thereon by the concerned administrative office or booking agency and production of valid Identity Card as mentioned at point no. 4 above.
13. Debit/Credit card / Net banking details: The applicant has to ensure that the debit/credit card/Net banking details provided by him/her for use of the Payment Gateway/Internet Banking will be correct and accurate and the applicant shall not use a debit/credit card/Net Banking which is not lawfully owned by him/her. The user/applicant further agrees and undertakes to provide correct and valid debit/credit card /Net Banking details. In default of the above conditions, Payment Gateway Service Provider shall be entitled to recover the amount of transaction from the user against whom the credit /debit card/Net banking has been used. Further, Payment Gateway Service Provider also reserves the right to initiate any legal action for recovery of cost /penalty or any other punitive measure, as it may deem fit.
14. For other/detailed terms & conditions and booking charges, please refer to O.M. No. D-11016/71/2014-Region dated 25.11.2014 and O.M. No. D-l 1028/23/82-Regions (Vol.II) dated 10 July, 2012 respectively which are available in circular portion on the website of holiday home i.e.