The organisational and functional details of Secretariat (as stated above) is generally applicable to General Administration Department also. The General Administration Department is functioning under the control of the Secretary. The work of the Department is distributed among 39 Sections assigned with specific subjects.
THE SECRETARY IS HOLDING THE CHARGE OF FOLLOWING SECTIONS IN GENERAL ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT
(1) Freedom Fighters Pension A&B Deals with the papers under SSS Pension Scheme, Kerala Freedom Fighters Pension Scheme and award of Tamrapathras to freedom fighters. (2) Employment Cell A & B Deals with the papers on special recruitment of SCs/STs and review of progress. Advice on matters related to special recruitment. (3) Secretariat Records Deals with the receipt and issue of records requisitioned by the Departments, Preservation of valuable records. (4) Administration Report Deals with annual Administration Reports of individual Departments.
Strictly Confidential Section:
General Administration (Strictly Confidential) Department
Phone : 0471- 2518531
1. Appointment of High Court Judges. 2. Cabinet papers. (Preparation of agenda, draft proceedings) 3. Monitoring of Cabinet decisions and follow up actions on time limit cases, including SC and HC judgments received directly in the GA (SC) Department. 4. Kerala State Departmental Security Instructions 5. Maintenance of Annual Confidential Reports of All India Service Officers (IAS, IPS, IFS) 6. Maintenance of Annual Property Returns in respect of All India Service Officers (IAS, IPS, IFS) 7. Convening of screening committee and Preparation of panel of All India Service Officers (IAS, IPS, IFS) for Promotion to various grades. 8. Departmental Promotion Committee Meetings for selection to the post of Deputy Secretary and above in the Secretariat including Law and Finance Departments. 9. Cipher Bureau. 10. Recommendations for "Padma Awards" 11. Maintenance of Property Returns of Officers in the Secretariat of and above the rank of Joint Secretaries.
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Office of the Chief Minister 3rd Floor, North Block, Secretariat, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala PIN- 695001 Tel: 0471 – 2333241 FAX: 0471 – 2333489 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Residence: 0471 – 2314853, 2318406 Website: www.keralacm.gov.in
2nd Floor, North Block Secretariat,Statue Thiruvananthapuram
Department of General Administration
Shri. K. R. Jyothilal IAS
Room No. 394
Main Block, Secretariat
Secretary is holding the charge of following Sections
1. Accounts Sections (Accounts A, B, C, D, E, Budget Wing G, H, J, K, M, N, P & R) Deals with the matters connected with the salary and other personal claims of the staff including personal staff of Ministers and Leader of Opposition, Cash and contingent expenditure of Secretariat. Other bills pertaining to the Office expenses of Secretariat are also dealt by the Accounts Sections.
2. Services Sections (Services A, C, E, H Special A, Special B, Special C and Special E) Deals with the establishment matters of Secretariat Employees including the Officers of All India Services.
3. Services D Deals with the appointment under Sports quota appointment in Government Service, State and All India Civil Services Tournament, Papers related with the welfare of minorities.
4. Secretariat Central Library Deals with the purchase and distribution of books, dailies and magazines among staff members.
5. CMPGR Cell Deals with the petitions received by Chief Minister from individuals, Organisations, MLAs etc.
6. House Keeping Cell A&B Deals with the allotment of rooms, furniture, telephones and such other basic necessities for the functioning of the Office of the Ministers, Secretaries and Sections in the Secretariat.
7. Co-ordination Deals with the preparation of Government Diary, Calendar, List of Holidays, Declaration of Local Holidays, MP's conference, Annual conference of District Collectors and Head of Departments, Papers related with Kerala State Information Commission and V.J.T Hall.
8. Political Deals with visits of High Dignitaries, State Guests, Foreign VIPs, Protocol, Hospitality Rules, Warrant of Precedence, Republic Day/ Independent Day Celebrations, Swearing-in ceremonies of Ministers, Allocation of portfolios, Death of High Dignitaries.
9. Parliament Section Deals with LA Interpellation, Compilation of important orders issued in General Administration Department.
10. Secret Section Deals with awards under Jeevan Raksha Pathak, General papers on strike, Departmental Promotion Committee for the preparation of Select list, Conducting UPSC and SSC Examinations, Rules of Business of Government of Kerala.
11. Compassionate Employment Cell Deals with allotment of vacancies in general categories post from general pool for appointment under Compassionate Employment Scheme.
12. Secretary- Sainik Welfare Deals with welfare of servicing soldiers and Ex-servicemen, Department of Sainik welfare, Chief Ministers Sainik Welfare Funds, Flag Code, State Emblem, Papers on Kerala State Ex-servicemen Department and Rehabilitation Corporation, Employment assistance to department of Defence personnel killed/disabled/missing in action.
Schemes & Programmes
There are two schemesSwatanthratha Sainik Samman Pension Scheme dealt with in FFP (A) Department and Kerala Freedom Fighters Pension scheme dealt with in FFP(B) Department. These schemes are implemented through Dist. Collectors.
Those persons who participated in the approved national movements and endured sufferings as described below are eligible to apply for the pension.
1-had undergone imprisonment for not less than six months or (for not less than 3 months for SC/ST candidate for S.SOS Pension
2-had been kept under detention as interned in his home/externed from his district (including detention as trial prisoner) for not less than six months; or (Explanation period of normal remission upto one month will be treated
3-as part of actual imprisonment)
4-was killed in actions; or
5-was sentenced to death; or
6-died due to police or military firing or lathi charge or
6-lost his, her job or means of livelihood or the whole or substantial part of his/her property/confiscation or sold out his/her property or
7-became permanently incapacitated due to such participation or effected with grave disease for life
8-had remained underground for more than six months consequent of warrant for arrest having been issued against him
1. Civil Disobedience Movement 2. Quit India Movement 3. I.N.A. Volunteers 4. Royal Indian Navy Mutiny 5. Malabar Rebellion* 6. Goa Liberation Movement 7. Mahe Liberation Movement 8. Punnapra- Vayalar Agitation* 9. M.S.P. Strike of 1946* 10. Cochin Police Strike of 1972 11. Karivallur Agitation* 12. Kavumbai Agitation* 13. Kayyur Agitation* 14. Malappattam Agitation 15. Kuttamkulam agitation 16. Chengannur Riot Case 17. Kadakkal Riot* 18. Kallara-Pangode Case* 19. Aaron Mill Strike- Pappinisseri 20. Chethuthozhilali Strike at Anthikad 21. Koothali Strike 22. Teachers Struggle in Malabar 23. Vaikom Sathyagraha 24. Anti-Imperialistic Procession on 12.12.1946 at Kankole 25. Vattiyurkave Conference* 26. Anti-Independent Travancore Movement that took place during 1946-47* 27. Morazha Struggle The* Marked movements are approved by Govt. of India for S.S.S pension scheme, usually applicable in Kerala
In October 1968, the Government of India brought to the notice of the State Government the necessity of giving financial assistance and other help to political sufferers who had participated in the National Movements for the emancipation of the country during the thirties and forties of this century and who would be old and infirm by now, many movements. Govt. of Kerala have examined the proposal in detail in consultation with the Govts. Viz. West Bengal, Maharashtra, Tamilnadu and Mysore which had already implemented a scheme of financial assistance to political sufferers. Thus the K.F.F.P scheme came to existence from 1-4-1971 onwards and S.S.S.P scheme came to existence from 15-8-1972 onwards.
In the case of KFFP Scheme, the concerned District Collector is the competent authority to sanction KFFP. District Advisory Committees of each district assist and advise the District Collector to the disposal of the applications for the pension. In the case of the S.S.S Scheme, Kerala Government recommends the application to Government of India, on the basis of the genuineness and bonafide of the application.
Continuous pension will be granted to the nearest relatives of the freedom fighters in the order of the widow, minor sons, unmarried daughters who have otherwise become independent.
The jail certificates of certifiers should be accompanied with the certificates produced by the applicants.
To prove abscondance sufferings, the abscondance certificate should be submitted and that should be supported by the jail records of the certifier, who had imprisonment sufferings not less than 2 years.
To prove imprisonment two certificates is necessary from co-prisoners, who should be persons who suffered imprisonment not less than 1 year.
To prove other kind of sufferings the applicant should produce required documentary evidence issued by competent authorities.
Achievements in the Scheme
Approximately 9728 beneficiaries under the scheme are being paid pension.
An amount of Rs.3000/- per month is being paid as State Pension.
Other facilities given are:-
(a) 7% Dearness Allowances given on the pension amount from 6/2000 onwards. (b) An amount of Rs.3000/- is being paid for the funeral ceremony of the freedom fighter. (c) Free travel facility has been given by the KSRTC in all its buses to the freedom fighters and their widows. (d) In the event of the declaration of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Freedom of India a free financially assisted housing scheme has been introduced by the Kerala State Housing Board. (e) Free medical aid is being given in Government hospitals on the basis of a ˜Medical Card issued for the purpose.Reimbursement facility on account of the expenses incurred on the purchase of medicines (at Govt. rates)is being allowed. Reimbursement facility for the treatment made at the Sree Chithira Thirunal Institute of Medical Sciences, Thiruvananthapuram is also available. (f) The Kerala State Electricity Board provides out of turn priority for the electricity connection for residential purposes to the freedom fighters and their widows. (g) The Department of Telecom provides one telephone connection under Non OYT/SWS category (subject to feasibility) to the freedom fighter or their widows