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SPARK Deduction from Salary for Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund(CMDRF)

Sunday, August 19, 2018 / No Comments
The Honorable Chief Minister of Kerala has requested all the Government employees of the state to contribute two days’ salary in the month of August/September towards the Chief Minister’s distress relief fund. Spark facility is enabled to deduct this amount. 

The amount should be deducted after getting consent from the employees in the prescribed proforma. Such deductions would be credited first to the Special TSB account of DDOs and then the same would be credited to the TSB account in favour of the Principal secretary of finance. The details of the deducted amount and ‘CMDRF written TSB cheque’ be attached by the DDOs with the bill for the month of August/September.Even if there is no such amount in the bill as mentioned, affidavit regarding this should be submitted by the DDOs. 
Downloads
Contribution to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund(CMDRF)-Circular dtd 14.08.2018
Contribution to Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund(CMDRF)-Consent Letter
If the bills for August month are already submitted, the amount towards the same can be deducted from the salary of the next month(September). DDOs of other offices where bills are not submitted through Spark,the amount should be collected as said before, and remitted to CMDRF. As no refunds with regard this are considered, the salary bill processing should be done with utmost care. 

As per the directions of the Finance Department (funds) the DDOs should take steps regarding affidavit for Income tax deduction. The contributions towards the CM's distress relief fund will get a 100 per cent exemption of tax according to the I-T Act, section 80G(2) (IIIHF).The Director of the treasuries may give the instructions to be followed by the treasury officers in connection with this.

Onam Special Festival Allowance

Government have revised orders sanctioning Special festival allowance to State Govt employees and Pensioners.
Downloads
Special Festival Allowance - Revised Order .GO(P)No 134/2018/Fin dated 18/08/2018

CMDRF deduction in SPARK

The deduction type CMDRF now available in deduction type. Select Salary matters-changes in the month-present salary.

Other Donation Options(for public)

Contribute generously to the Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund(CMDRF) and #standwithkerala.
Method: Bank Transfer
Bank : State Bank of India (SBI)
Account Number : 67319948232
Branch : City Branch, Thiruvananthapuram
IFSC : SBIN0070028
PAN: AAAGD0584M
Account Type: Savings
SWIFT CODE : SBININBBT08
Name of Donee:
Chief Ministers Distress Relief Fund
Address :Govt of Kerala
District: Thiruvananthapuram
State Kerala
Pin 695001

More Donation Options

CMRDF accepts VISA, Master, Rupay Debit/Credit cards,50 banks for Internet banking, UPI/QR code based mode of payment etc- available in the exclusive portal
Chief Minister's Distress Relief Fund(CMDRF)-Donate Now

Plus One Improvement Exam August 2018 Question Paper and Answer Key

Saturday, August 11, 2018 / 19 Comments
Higher Secondary First Year Improvement examination of the academic year 2018-19 commenced on August 2nd and ended on 13th of August. Valuation of answer scripts would begin in the month of  September. The first spell of valuation is scheduled to begin from 10th September 2018. Results are likely to be published in the month of October.

The valuation of answer scripts of improvement exam will be based on the answer key published by the DHSE. Answer key would be published after the scheme finalization.

The question paper and answer key of the improvement exam of the Higher Secondary First year, conducted in the month of August 2018 can be downloaded from the link below in PDF format, as and when made available.
Question Paper
Answer Key
XI English IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Malayalam IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Hindi IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Arabic IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Physics IMP August 2018Answer Key(Unofficial)
XI Chemistry IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Mathematics(Science) IMP August 2018Answer Key(Unofficial)
XI Mathematics(Commerce) IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Biology IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Computer Science IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI History IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Sociology IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Economics IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Political Science IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Geography IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Accountancy CA IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Accountancy AFS IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Computer Application(Commerce) IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Computer Application(Humanities) IMP August 2018Answer Key
XI Business Studies IMP August 2018Answer Key

Higher Secondary Terminal Exam Time Table, Question Paper and Answer Key

Friday, August 10, 2018 / 129 Comments
Update: Higher Secondary Plus Two First Terminal Examination scheduled to be conducted on 31-08-2018 is postponed
The first term examination (Onam Exam) of the Second year higher secondary students will commence from 31st August 2018. The exam time table and notification were published by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education.The exam will be conducted in forenoon and afternoon sessions. The forenoon session starts from 9.30am and the afternoon session from 1.30pm. The time table for the second term exam for the second year(plus two)higher secondary students can be downloaded from the link.
Second Term Exam August 2018
Update: First Term Exam(Onam Exam) August 2018 postponed. Press release
Time Table for First Term Exam(Onam Exam) August 2018 for Higher Secondary Second year(Revised)
Higher Secondary Scheme of Work
To know the portions to be completed each month, refer the scheme of work published by the SCERT. Questions from the units to be covered in each term can be expected for exam. The scheme of work for Higher Secondary classes prepared by the SCERT can be downloaded from the link.
Scheme of Work
Higher Secondary Scheme of Work Prepared by SCERT (Portions for Terminal Exams)
Question Bank for Higher Secondary Term Examinations
The question papers for Higher Secondary first term exam are prepared jointly by DHSE and SCERT. From this time, all government / aided / unaided higher secondary schools in Kerala will have common question paper for term examinations. The question bank, Edumate, prepared by the SCERT for the first and the second year students is available from the link below. In addition to this, a collection of previous year question papers with answer key is given. To get model questions for exam preparation, click the link and download.
Question Bank for Higher Secondary Examinations
Higher Secondary Edumate Question Bank Prepared by SCERT
Plus Two Model Question Paper Prepared by SCERT
Plus One Model Question Paper Prepared by SCERT
Higher Secondary Previous Years Public Examination Question Papers and Answer Key
Higher Secondary Study Notes(All Subjects)
Terminal Exam Question Paper And Answer Key 
The question papers and answer key of the Higher Secondary(First and Second year) terminal examination  will be published here as and when it is made available. 
Previous Terminal Exam Question Papers & Answer Key
Plus One/Plus Two Second Term December 2017-Question Paper and Answer Key
Plus Two First Term August 2017-Question Paper and Answer Key
Software Tools for Terminal Examination
As part of term exam, seating, desk label, exam duty chart, room label, mark list etc can be prepared with a touch of a few mouse clicks in the HSS Terminal Manager Software. Besides, the software can be used for the preparation of term exam – progress report and other such reports to be used during class PTA. Click the link to download.
Software Tools
HSS Terminal Exam Manager for Seating,Desk Label
Progress Report Creator Software

How to Identify Non Programmable Calculators

Thursday, August 9, 2018 / No Comments
The Higher Secondary students are supposed to follow certain things as strictly instructed by the Directorate of Higher Secondary Education. An Exam Manual has been published by the DHSE in connection with this. As per its directions, the students are not allowed to use programmable calculators. But the teachers as well as the students find it difficult to differentiate the programmable calculator from the non programmable one.

Programmable Vs Non Programmable Calculator


Here are certain things to be noted to find out the difference between the two.

A non programmable calculator is of light weight with small screen display and simple outlook. It would be devoid of function buttons.
A programmable calculator is a little heavier one with comparatively bigger screen display and graphic capabilities.
The A-Z alphabets buttons/key make the programmable calculator an easily identifiable one.
Storing texts, alpha numeric data, graphic functions, facility for internet connectivity and communications are possible only in the programmable calculator.
List of some non programmable calculator brands are given here.
Non-Programmable Scientific Calculator(Price & Link)
Casio FX-82MS 2-Line Display Scientific Calculator
Casio FX-300MS Scientific Calculator
HP 10s Scientific Calculator
Orpat FX-82-MS Scientific Calculator
Orpat fx 100D Scientific Calculator
List of non-programmable calculators of some famous brands like Casio, Sharp, Texas Instruments, Hewlett Packard are given here for reference.


Previous Circulars
General instruction for higher secondary students. Circular dtd 31.07.2018
Use of Scientific calculators. Circular dtd 29.01.2015

INSPIRE Science Camp for Plus One Students

Wednesday, August 8, 2018 / No Comments
The St.Mary's College, Sulthan Bathery, Wayanad is organizing a five day residential camp INSPIRE(Innovation in Science Pursuit for Inspired Research) from 25th to 30th August 2018. This programme is being implemented by the Department of Science and Technology, India. It aims at strengthening the knowledge of the talented students and expanding their horizon in science research. Also it intends to nurture the young talents who have inquisitiveness for research and are budding geniuses in Science and Technology. Thus it paves way for the empowerment of scientific sector of our country. 

This camp provides an excellent opportunity for science aspirants to commune with the renowned scientists, visit research laboratories and to participate in the seminars and lectures. Moreover all the expenses from the journey to food and accommodation will be met by the College.

Who and How should apply?
This residential camp is for the Plus one students from Kerala who pursue science subject in their Higher secondary course and not attended such camps earlier. 150 students will be selected from the top 1% students in Kerala(For Kerala State board SSLC-94.6%, CBSE CGPA-A1,ICSE-95%). Interested students who meet the eligibility criteria may register their interest for participation by writing an e-mail(attach registration form) to smcinspire2018@gmail.com , so that additional details concerning how you may participate can be provided or contact at the following address.The last date for receiving applications by e-mail/post is 15.08.2018. Hard copies of applications sent by email should reach the college by 5 p.m. of 15.08.2018.

Organizing Coordinator (Ph. 9497288525, 9947693978 ,9496341026)
[Co-ordinator, INSPIRE Internship Camp]


Click the link below to download the eligibility criteria,Information Bulletin,Application form and brochure.
Downloads
Five Day Residential Camp for Plus One Science Students by St.Mary's College Sulthan Bathery-Application Form
Information Bulletin
Inspire Residential Camp for Plus One Science Students.Guidelines

How to Register in MEDISEP(Medical Insurance for State Employees and Pensioners) Portal ?

Tuesday, August 7, 2018 / 7 Comments
Medisep Registration: Update on 07.08.2018

The online registration of data collection of employees for becoming a member in the govt employees health insurance scheme MEDISEP has been closed. Data collection will be further done through offline proforma. All DDOs should collect the details of the employees under their jurisdiction in the prescribed proforma and the same should be prepared in excel format to be handed over to the nodal officer concerned. The employees who have already submitted online in MEDISEP portal also, have to submit the details again in the prescribed format.  Last date for data submission is September 29th.

The proforma to DDO to be prepared by the employees, the excel sheet to be prepared by the DDO, the things to be noted while preparing excel sheet, circular etc. are given here.
Downloads
Medisep Registration method revised. Circular and guidelines published on 07.08.2018
Medisep Registration -Proforma for data collection of employees: Page 1 | Page 2
Medisep Registration -Excel sheet for data consolidation
Medisep Registration -Help file for Excel sheet consolidation
Medisep Registration-Frequently Asked Questions
Portal
MEDISEP(Medical Insurance for State Employees and Pensioners) Portal

The finance department has opened a portal , MEDISEP for the govt employees and pensioners to become member of the Health Insurance scheme. All govt employees, aided school and college teachers and pensioners of the state can register through the portal. Last date for registration is 16th August 2018.


Firstly, all employees should register in the MEDISEP portal. For this, click ‘employee’ button in registration menu. 

After entering PEN number and date of birth in dd/mm/yyyy format, click ‘continue’ button. 
Now the mobile number can be seen here. If any change in mobile number Click the link, ‘edit mobile number’ and give the new number. Then click ‘continue’.

Now an OTP would be sent to the mobile number. Enter the OTP here and click log in. 

All details can be seen here now. To see the details in SPARK, click spark / treasury info. 

To update the changes in the details seen, click ‘yes’ against ‘Do you want to edit details?’. Changes can be done now. If there are no changes in the details, click ‘No’ button and proceed. 

Click ‘save’ button below to save the changes and click ‘proceed’ button. 
Then complete the section – add / edit dependent. In the case of life partner, it should be added as the first dependent. Then add children and parents. 

Then save details and proceed.
The given details can be seen in the declaration page that follows. Click, ‘ I agree’ after reading the self declaration. Then click ‘submit’. To download report, click acknowledgement.

For help file, video tutorial regarding how to register in finance department MEDISEP portal to become member of Health Insurance Scheme, click the link to download.

How to Register in MEDISEP-Video Tutorial

First Year Plus One Improvement Examination and Revaluation

Monday, August 6, 2018 / 318 Comments

Higher Secondary First Year Improvement Exam August 2018

Update: Higher Secondary first year plus one improvement exam  scheduled to be conducted on 17th August 2018 has been postponed. Download Circular | Time Table(will update soon).

The improvement exam for the first year(Plus One) students will be held in July 2018. Regular Students who have appeared for all the six subjects at the First Year Higher Secondary Examination, March 2018 can register in this examination for upto three subjects for improving scores in those subjects. A Student who was absent for all six subjects at the plus one examination march 2018 can register for all six subjects. The Examination Notification includes guidelines for Regular, Lateral Entry, Re-admitted and compartmental candidates.

Compartmental candidates can register for the First year Improvement examination July 2018 in a particular subject and for the Second year March 2019 examination in the same subject at a stretch. Fee should be paid for the subjects they wish to appear in First year exam August 2018 and second year exam March 2019.

Fee for Regular,Lateral Entry and Re-admitted Candidates

Fee for Improvement Examination: 175/Paper
Fee for Certificate Rs.40.
Last date for submission of application form: 13-07-2018

Fee for Compartmental Candidates

(One Time Registration fee for First Year Improvement exam June/July 2018 and Second Year March 2019 Exam)
Fee for Examination: 225/Paper 
Fee for Certificate Rs.80.
Last date for submission of application form: 13-07-2018

Revaluation/Photocopy/Scrutiny of answer scripts of Plus One Exam March 2018


Candidates who desire to apply for Revaluation/Photocopy/Scrutiny of answer scripts of Plus One March 2018 examination can apply on or before 14th June 2018. 

Fee for Revaluation : Rs.500/- per Subject.
Fee for Photocopy: Rs. 300/- per subject
Fee for Scrutiny Rs 100/- per subject

Guidelines for Revaluation/Photocopy/Scrutiny.(Click the image to enlarge)

The fee for the Revaluation/Photocopy/Scrutiny of answer scripts should be remitted in the Government Treasury under the Head of Account ‘0202-01-102-97 (03)’ Other Receipts.

Click the below link for Higher Secondary First Year (Plus One) Improvement Exam June/July 2018 Notification, Revaluation Circular, Time Table, Scheme, Previous Question Papers etc:-
First Year(Plus One) Improvement Exam June/July 2018
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination postponed. Circular dtd 16.08.2018
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination August 2018-Revised Time Table(will update soon)
First year improvement exam-Time Table revised-Circular dtd 13.08.2018
First year improvement exam-Time Table revised-Circular dtd 02.08.2018
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination August 2018-Exam scheduled on 1st August 2018 postponed. Circular dtd 31.07.2018
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination August 2018-Instructions to students dtd 31.07.2018
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination Postponed to 1st August 2018. Circular dtd 19.07.2018
First Year Plus One Improvement Examination June/July 2018-Notifications
First Year Plus One Improvement Exam-last date for application submission extended
First Year(Plus One) March 2018-Revaluation
First Year(Plus One) March 2018 Exam-Revaluation Notification
First Year(Plus One) March 2018 Revaluation-Last date extended.Circular dtd 05.06.2018
Application Forms
Improvement Exam Application Form
Revaluation Application Form
Photocopy Application Form
Scrutiny Application Form
Related Downloads
Previous Question Papers and Study Notes for First Year Plus One Improvement Examination
First Year Plus One March 2018 Result