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Monday, August 20, 2012

Is PRINCIPAL's FORUM Active Once Again?

      R. S. NAYAK,                                                      V. L.BALASUBRAMANIAN       
      RETD. PRINCIPAL                                           FORMER PRINCIPAL OF NVS,
      SECRETARY, AIJNVPF                                  VAIKHARI HOUSE,
      C/o NAVODAYA CAMPUS                             HIGH SCHOOL ROAD,
      GOA – 403702                                                   PALAKKAD.
      PHONE – 0832 2633355                                 KERALA :- 6787316
      MOB:-      09822228559                                 PHONE:- 04912558822
                        09405076710                                 MOB:-       0944727576
No F AIJNAVPF/2012-13                                                             Dt 01-08-2012
     All the Principals,
     Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas

     Sub:- Proposed JAC meeting to be held on 19th August, 2012.


     As you know very well the President and Secretary of All India Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Principals’ Forum have retired from service of NVS 2 ½ years back.  We had personally requested many Principals to take the charge of the body, yet no one has come forward to take up the responsibility.

     Lot of efforts have been made to get the pre – 2004 GO I pension  to the emplpoyees of NVS.  It is in this context that the JAC meeting of all the associations of JNVs has been proposed.

     We are trying to constantly think why Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has not taken stern steps to introduce the GOI pension (Pre- 2004) scheme to the employees in spite of the fact that rules are in favour to us.  There are around 40 positive arguments in favour of us whereas, there is only one point raised by Ministry of Finance that our organization was started (registered) only in 1986 and therefore not entitled for pension scheme.

     Out of many positive arguments the following are worth mentioning.

1.      The memorandum of Association of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti under Societies Registration Act XXI of 1860 with the caption Regulations 24 (ii)(i) is read as follows.
“To determine procedures for payment of pension, gratuities or provident  fund of employees of the Society or to their wives, children or other dependents”.
2.      As  per the clause 24 (ii) (i) why is that the procedure for payment of pension was not initiated even after 26 years of the existence of Navodaya VidyalayaSamiti.  The procedure of option for pension should have been circulated by Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti at least when the direct recruitment was formally begun in 1989 in r/o teachers and in 1986 itself in r/o non-teaching staff.
3.      Who has decided to enforce CPF to the employees of NVS?  If a former Director/Commissioner has done so without ascertaining the opinion of the employees , it is clearly an injustice.
4.      There was a meeting of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti executive committee held on 21st June 2000 in which it was decided that separate justification notes for the extension of pensionary benefits  in the New IIMs’ & IITs’ and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti be prepared and submitted.
      In this context it should also be remembered that both the organizations Indian
Institute of Management and Indian Institute of Technologies  were granted old pension scheme  (1972 pension scheme) and Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti did not furnish the required notes to Ministry of HRD, in accordance with the resolution taken b y the Governing body of NVS on 21st June, 2000.  The responsible Officers have again made a serious error which puts the employees of NVS in a highly embarrassing situation.
5.      As per the memorandum of Association of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti under Regulations 25 it is clearly mentioned the duty of Director/Commissioner as follows:
“It shall be the duty of the Director to see that all decisions taken by the committee are implemented”. The then Director/Commissioner of Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti and the administrative section of NVS Head quarter should be made answerable for the dereliction of their duties for not preparing the requisite note for extension of pensionary benefits.

     It is beyond the comprehension of any one why Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti has not taken up the matter at the appropriate time.
6.      The Registrar of Indian In statute of Technology, Bombay vide their circular dated 3rd April 1999 had extended an opportunity to their employees governed by CPF scheme to switch over to GPF cum- Gratuity scheme if the employees desire so.
                It is with shame we have to look up on the Administration of Navodaya Vidyalaya
           Samiti, that they could not extend  the opportunity to their employees as done by IITs’.

               There are many more substantial reasons to put forth the eligibility of the
           employees who have joined prior to 1-1-2004 to get old pension scheme.
7.      As a matter of fact the cutoff date  between the old pension scheme and new pension scheme itself is 31-12-2003.  This is a struggle for existence of the employees of NVS against  irrational treatment In the issue with regard to pensionary benefits.
8.      Thus a final attempt, JAC meeting is scheduled at Radhakrishna Mandir, Lajpath Nagar, New Delhi on 19th August, 2012 at 3p.m.  Those Principals nearby Delhi/Bhopal etc. are requested to attend the meeting and oblige.
                India got freedom from Britishers after centuries of struggle.  Employees of
           Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas’ will also get their due share if they are ready for
           another  struggle.

           Some may act till they meet obstacles, others  act  in spite of obstacles  and conquer  them; but some actnot, fearing the possibility of some obstacles,that might arise  enroute. 

          With warm regards,

      R. S. NAYAK,                                                      V. L.BALASUBRAMANIAN         
      RETD. PRINCIPAL                                             FORMER PRINCIPAL OF NVS,
      SECRETARY, AIJNVPF                         VAIKHARI HOUSE,
      C/o NAVODAYA CAMPUS                              HIGH SCHOOL ROAD,
      CANACONA , SOUTH GOA                             PUDUPPARIYARAM (P.O),
      GOA – 403702                                                    PALAKKAD.
      PHONE – 0832 2633355                                  KERALA – 6787316
      MOB:       09822228559                                 PHONE. - 04912558822
                       09405076710                                 MOB:       0944727576


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Representation Proforma for LIBRARIANS

From:                                                                                                     Date: 04-08-2012
A KarnakarReddy
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya

The Commissioner
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti

Respected Sir,

            Subject: Library services – stock weed out – losses – penalty collection from                                     Librarian – additional staff requirement – Regarding
            Reference: CBSE library Manual and Government of India financial Rules.

            I would like to bring to your kind notice the following few lines related to Library services and its functioning in JNVs.   It is universally accepted fact that the library plays a pivotal role in any educational institution for the enrichment of teaching learning process for the students and faculty.
            The NVS has been giving lot of importance to the library services and its organization since its inception.  Recently, the library fund is also raised up to one lack per annum.  The librarians are putting all the efforts to justify the services for the students and the staff of the institution. We are comfortable with the available infrastructure and resources.       
    At the same time I would like to bring to your kind notice the following aspects which were not thought of by NVS so far
               The total strength of the vidyalaya students is between 450-520 and the faculty                      is around 30
i)                    Every day the visitors in the library are around 150 to 200 students.  And 10 to15 faculty members. The issues and the returns consumes the whole time of 45 minutes in a period.
ii)                  The total collection goes up to six to eight thousand and the periodicals are around 45.The issues and returns are around between100 to 150 per day.  The single librarian is not able to guide the students individually and not able to take care the theft of books,    since the book stock and the reading place in the single hall, is congested for the free browsing and reading of the books.
The loss of books in is alarming every year. The loss/theft is the common practice by the students, in spite of the vigilance over students .The losses are collected from the librarian from his hard earned money.  Every librarian is penalized thousands of rupees (10000 to 25000) at the time of transfer. .
TheNavodayadayaVidyalayaSamithi has not specified any guidelines regarding the loss of books. Therefore the total loss is being recovered from the Librarian

Rule.194. Physical verification of Library books:

(i) Complete physical verification of books should be done every year in case of libraries having not more than
Twenty thousand volumes.. In case such verification reveals unusual or unreasonable shortages, complete verification shall be done.
iii)            Loss of five volumes per one thousand volumes of books issued/consulted in a year may be taken as Reasonable provided such losses are not attributable to dishonesty or negligence. However, loss of a bookof a value exceeding Rs. 1,000/- (Rupees One thousand only) and rare books irrespective of value shall Invariably be investigated and appropriate action taken.
The stock verification, weed out l and condemnation is the common practice in any library

iv)                The NavodayaVidyalayaSamithi has formulated the condemnation procedure for all the departmental stores except libraries. So, the un used, mutilated, obsolete books are piled in the library for the last twenty five years .in turn ,creating space problem to add new books every year

v)                  .The Government of India financial rules has mentioned about the condemnation, weed out, damage, mutilated, obsolete material from the accession.

Rule 196. Disposal of Goods.

An item may be declared surplus or obsolete or unserviceable if the same is of no use to the Ministry or Department. The reasons for declaring the item surplus or obsolete or unserviceable should be recorded by the authority competent to purchase the item. The competent authority may, at his discretion, constitute a committee at appropriate level to declare Item as surplus or obsolete or unserviceable.

vi)                 For the extensive use of library resource, the additional staff is essential. An attendant service may be very much useful for the better services in the library.  The CBSE has mentioned the staff formula in its Library manual.  But the NVS has ignored this manual.  The CBSE has also evaluated the entire library services in detail in the manual.
vii)              As per the CBSE Library Manual the Staff formula for Senior Secondary Schools is as follows: 
1.      Librarian PGT (one) 2. Assistant Librarian TGT (one) 3. Library Attendant (one).

Keeping in view of the above facts I honestly request your kind self to look into the matter of losses, weed out of books and sanctioning the attendant post.

Your kind personal attention towards the long pending and genuine issues of library may be resolved. Hoping the positive decisions and necessary steps by reviewing the practical difficulties and the functioning of the JNV libraries.

Thanking you sir

              Yours sincerely


  1. Government of India Financial Rules for libraries(condemnation and loss of books written off)
  2. The Library Manual published by CBSE ( the electronic form of this manual is available in the CBSE official website)

The principal,

Respected Sir
Kindly pass on this letter to the librarian of yourvidyalaya, in turn he will forward to the commissioner,nvs new delhi.

Thanking you sir.

Dear collegue librarian,
I here with enclosing aletter sent to  the commissioner,nvs new delhi.pleaase every one of
us has to represent to the commissoner.if u want u can edit the letter. add or delete  if wish
yours sincerly


NB:  Enclosed Letter below:

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

A Good News to Keralites, whether NVS will implement it?

Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance decided to Disburse Salary, pension, wages for the month of August 2012 to Central Government Employees and Pensioners in Kerala in advance on 27th August, 2012. This decision is due to the Onam Festival. This year Onam falls on 29th August, 2012. So the Central government decided to disburse salary a little bit early to its employees in Kerala