Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi

MOST IMMEDIATE
F.N0.12/18/2016-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
JCA Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 7 December, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Change of date of holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad during 2016 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.

As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry's 0.M.No.12/7/2015-JCA-2 dated the 11th June, 2015, the holiday on account of Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad falls on Tuesday the 13th December, 2016. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad will be celebrated on 12th December, 2016. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad holiday to 12th December, 2016 in place of 13th December, 2016 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.

2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.

Hindi version will follow.
(D.K. Sengupta)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
DOPT Orders

Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees-Calendar of Programme to be conducted by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited, Dehradun

No.125/1/2015-16-CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 6th December, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees-Calendar of Programme to be conducted by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited, Dehradun.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel & Training Office Memorandum of even number dated 26th April 2016 regarding Scheme for Promotion of Adventure Sports & Similar Activities amongst Central Government Employees. The same may be seen at www.Dersmin.nic.in-Welfare-sportsgeneral/ recent Circulars-miscellaneous.

2. The Department of Personnel & Training has approved the following programme under the Scheme to be conducted by Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited, Dehradun during December, 2016 to March, 2017:

Programme Name : Moderate Trekking, River Rafting,Jungle Safari etc. (Rishikesh, Haridwar, Neelkanth, Rajaji National Park)
Duration : 5 Days 4 Nights

Programme dates :
19.12.2016 to 23.12.2016
02.01.2017 to 06.01.2017
09.01.2017 to 13.01.2017
13.02.2017 to 17.01.2017
18.02.2017 to 22.02.2017
06.03.2017 to 10.03.2017
11.03.2017 to 15.03.2017

Batch : Minimum 20 persons
Course Fee : 17550/- per person (reimbursement will be regulated as per para 7.3 of the scheme.)

Contact Person : Shri Rajpal Singh, P.R.O. GMVNL (New Delhi) 9312633180,011 -23350481,011-23326620.

Services : Transportation by 2 x 2 non AC Coach / Tempo Traveler, attached bath accommodation in TRH/Tent, Non Veg/Veg meals, First Aid, Guide services and Rs.1 Lakh personal Insurance high risk policy.

3. The interested Government Employee may approach Garhwal Mandai Vikas Nigam Limited and submit his/her application directly to them and a copy of the same endorsed to Secretary, CCSCSB, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi. On completion of Adventure Activities, the Government servant concerned will have to be submitted the copy of documents issued by institute as proof of completion of said activity, expenditure details (issued by GMVNL) alongwith Bank Details (Name of Bank, Account Number, Branch Name and IFSC Code) and Aadhar Number for smooth reimbursement of claim.

4. Therefore, it is, requested that the contents of the Scheme may please be disseminated amongst the Central Government employees to avail the benefits of the Scheme and encourage to participate in the Scheme.

(Md.Nadeem)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India.
To Tel. 011-24646961
Director/Deputy Secretary (Administration) of all Ministries/Departments.
Copy to: Shri Rajpal Singh, P.R.O. GMVNL (New Delhi)

DopT Circular

RSCWS explains the advantages of choosing Importance of Option 1 of 7th Pay Commission for Revised Pension

Railway Senior Citizens Welfare Society elaborates advantages for Pre 2016 pensioners in choosing Importance of Option 1 of 7th Pay Commission for Revised Pension


IMPORTANCE OF OPTION 1 OF 7TH CPC FOR REVISED PENSION
- BIG LOSS IN PENSION IF IT IS DENIED
By N. P. MOHAN, President, RSCWS

M
ost of the Pre 2016 pensioners will suffer heavy loss in Revised Pension, if the Option 1 recommended by the Seventh CPC is denied to them.

It was after 20 years that 7th CPC recommended parity between past pensioners and those retiring after 1-1-2016 under Option 1    which means  consideration of increments earned while in service as detailed in Para 10.1.67 of  the Report. This objective of PARITY (Recommended by Commission after examining all factors in depth in Chapter 10) is fulfilled  only with  the  implementation  of  option  1  without  any  dilution/deviation.  Non implementation of option 1 on the plea of non availability of record in a few cases will have the following adverse effects:
i)    Pre 2006 pensioners, in particular, who are victim of modified parity will suffer a much bigger loss compared to the post 2006 retirees because in their case the basic pension which is multiplied by 2.57 in the interim phase takes into accounts their increments before retirement. This aspect has been examined in the case of Pre & Post S 19 pensioner as an example. From the Table 1 given below, it will be clear that  the  reduction  in  pension  for  post  2006  pensioner  is  of  a  uniform  small magnitude as compared to the loss increasing exponentially with each increment lost in case of pre 2006 pensioner. Similar is the case in other scales also

ii)  7
th   CPC  has  considered  pre  2016  pensioners  as  one  homogeneous  group  (Para10.1.53 refers). It means that all pre 2016 pensioners have to be treated alike. But with denial of option 1, pre 2016 pensioners will get divided into two groups i.e. Pre 2006 and Post 2006 Pensioners - which violates the settled law of equality between the equals.

iii) In  many  cases,  Option  3  gives  much  lower  pension compared  to  option  1 recommended  by  7th   CPC.  This will  be  clear  from  Table  2  below.  Where  a comparison has been made between two options.
Enlcs: 2 Tables
TABLE- 1 SHOWING LARGE REDUCTION IN REVISED PENSION OF PRE-2006 PENSIONERS COMPARED WITH POST-2006 PENSIONERS IF OPTION 1 IS DENIED ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLE OF LEVEL 11 (Scale S 19 - PB3)
POST 2006  PENSIONER
PRE 2006
PENSIONER
Increments
Pay with increments
@ 3% pa
Corres- ponding Existing pension(col. 2/2)
Revsd pensionwith MF of
2.57
Pension for
L 11 as per matrix table
Reductionin pension with denial of Option 1 (col 5-4)
Revsd pensionwith MF of 2.57
Reductio
n in pension with denial of Option 1 (col 5-7)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
0
25200
12600
3238233850
1468
323821468
1
25956
12978
3335334850
1497
323822468
2
26735
13367
3435435900
1546
323823518
3
27537
13768
3538537000
1615
323824618
4
28363
14181
3644638100
1654
323825718
5
29214
14607
3754039250
1710
323826868
6
30090
15045
3866640450
1784
323828068
7
30993
15496
3982641650
1824
323829268
8
31923
15961
4102142900
1879
3238210518
9
32880
16440
4225144200
1949
3238211818
10
33867
16933
4351945550
2031
3238213168
11
34883
17441
4482446900
2076
3238214518
1. From the above table it will be clear, that pre-2006 pensioners, as victims of Modified Parity will stand to lose more in pension compared to post -2006 pensioners if Option 1 of counting increments is not accepted by Govt.
2. The loss in pension for post 2006 pensioners is in the range of Rs.1700 (from 1468 to a max of 2076 as per col. 6) only and is nearly constant , whereas for pre-2006 pensioners  the loss in pension increases  by almost Rs.1000/- for every one increment (Refer cols. 6 & 8).

3. For example, the loss suffered in pension of pre 2006 pensioner in losing 5 increments works out to 6868 as against 1710 for post 2006 pensioner.

N. P. MOHAN 29-9-2016
TABLE 2 SHOWING REVISED PENSION OF SCALE S 29-PB 4 (LEVEL 14) PENSIONERS OF 4th CPC REGIME
WITH & 3rd  OPTION BASED ON NOTIONAL PAY OF SUCCESSIVE PAY COMMISSIONS
(Para 5 of minutes of meeting  held on 6th October, 2016) vs  OPTION 1 BASED ON INCREMENTS EARNED
Pay on retirement
Notional pay-5th CPC
Notional pay-6th CPC (Fitment table-6th CPC)
Notional pay-7th CPC with MF OF
2.57-3rd option
(col.3xMF)
Operative
Pay of col. 4 in the next cell of pay matrix (MOF OM dt   25-7-
2016)
Pay based on option
1 with increments
( as per pay matrix)
Pension as per option 3 (col.5/2)
Pension as per option 1 (col.6/2)
Loss of
Revised pension if Option 1 is not given (Difference between Option
1 &  3)
(col.8-7)
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
5900184005470014057914420014420072100
72100
0
6100184005470014057914420014850072100
74250
2150
6300184005470014057914420015300072100
76500
4400
6500189005605014404914420015760072100
78800
6700
6700189005605014404914420016230072100
81150
9050
6900189005605014404914420016720072100
83600
11500
7100194005605014404914420017220072100
86100
14000
7300194005605014404914420017740072100
88700
16600
NOTE: 1.3rd Option is not suitable at all. The loss in pension is clear from col. 9.
2. Notional pay in 6th CPC in col. 3 has been taken from the Fitment table issued by MOF (DOE) on 30-8-2008.
-  Compiled by: N. P. MOHAN 24-10-2016

Source : RSCWS

29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the chairmanship of Honorable MOS (PP)

F.No. 42/16/2016-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date: 30th Nov, 2016
To
All the Pensioners Associations included in the SCOVA vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject: 29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP)-reg

The 29th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) of the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare is scheduled to he held shortly. The date, time and venue of the meeting will be intimated shortly. The meeting will be chaired by the Hon’ble Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

2. It is therefore requested to provide the following requisite information through hard copy as well as e-mail:
(a) Suggest fresh items/issues, if any, for inclusion in the agenda to be discussed for the proposed meeting,. Kindly do not send those agenda items which have already been discussed in the previous SCOVA meetings and on which final decision/action has already been taken. Your response in this regard may please he sent to this Department latest by 5th December, 2016 to enable us to finalise the agenda items. Minutes of the previous SCOVA meetings are available on the website of this Department i.e www.pensionersportal.gov.in

(b) Because of the consideration of space. only one representative of your organisation may attend the above said meeting. Confirmation of participation and the name of the participant may kindly be intimated in advance to the undersigned by fax/e-mail.
3. Outstation members will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with the rules/instructions.

4. This Department looks forward to your participation in the meeting.
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Download DP&PW SCOVA meeting resolution F.No. 42/16/2016-P&PW(G) dated 30.11.2016

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972


Government Of India
Ministry of Personnel. PG & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare


3rd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market,


New Delhi, the 30th November. 2016


 Office Memorandum

Sub:- Revision of provisional pension sanctioned under Rule of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972

The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of Government’s decision on the recommendations Of Seventh pay Commission, orders for revision Of pension Of pensioners w.e.f.1.1 .2016 have been issued on 4.8.2016.

2. The following categories of pensioners arc drawing provisional pension under Rule-69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules based 0n their pre-revised pay/pension:-

(i) Retired before 1.1 .2016 and sancüoned provisional pension under Rule-69 of CCS (Pension) Rules on account of departmental/judicial proceedings or suspension.

ii) Suspended before 1.1.20t6 ard sanctioned provisional pension under Rule.69 of the CCS (Pension) Rules on retirement on or after 1.1.2016.

3. The provisional pension sanctioned in the above cases may be revised in the normal course in accordance With the instructions contained in this Department’s NO.38/37/2016- dated 4.8.2016 issued for revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

4. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of’ Finance ID No. J(21)/EV/2016 Dated 24.1 1.2016.

Hindi version will follow.

(Harjit Singh)
Director

Authority: http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3

7th Pay Commission Pension revision – Interpretation of Proposed Option 3 by RSCWS for revised Pension as per 7th CPC recommendations as an alternate to Option 1 recommended by 7th Pay Commission

INTERPRETATION OF PROPOSED OPTION 3 FOR REVISED PENSION HOW FAR IS IT AN ALTERNATIVE TO OPTION 1 RECOMMENDED BY 7Tth CPC? By N. P. MOHAN, President, RSCWS

 The most significant recommendation of 7th CPC is to bring parity between past pensioners with those retiring after 1-1-2016 (Para 10.1.67). A long standing demand of the pensioners, who have been the victim of Modified Parity in the last two decades from 1-1-1996 (5th CPC), has been addressed by the Commission The parity is sought to be achieved by the recommendation of Option 1 for revised pension which provides for consideration of increments earned in the last Level by a pensioner while in service. Recognizing the delay in checking record for ascertaining the increments for implementation of this option, revised pension in the interim phase was recommended to be fixed by multiplying the pension fixed after 6th CPC by MF of 2.57 (Option 2). This option has already been implemented.

While accepting the above recommendations, Govt. had constituted a 5 member Committee under the chairmanship of Secretary (Pension) to examine the feasibility of implementation of Option 1. The Committee in its meeting with JCM on 6th October has suggested an alternative option (Option 3) to overcome the difficulty of tracing record in some cases. It has been indicated in Para 5 of the minutes of the meeting “that the Committee has found that the alternative method of arriving at notional pay in Seventh CPC by applying formula for pay revision for serving employees in each Pay Commission and giving 50% of this as pension to be beneficial to all pensioners in comparison to the fitment method.”

Dispensation of revised pension under alternative Option 3 will depend on the decision of the Govt on the recommendations of this Committee. The impact of Option 3 as understood from the proposal of the Committee mentioned in above is reflected in the 3 tables indicating the revised pension.


EXAMPLE OF REVISED PENSION UNDER OPTIONS 1 & 2 of 7th CPC & OPTION 3 BASED ON NOTIONAL PAY IN SUCCESSIVE PAY COMMISSIONS

  (As proposed in Para 5 of the minutes of the meeting of Feasibility Committee held with JCM on 6-10-2016)

FOR PENSIONERS RETIRING IN 5TH CPC REGIME (1.1.1996 TO 31-12-2005) FROM SCALE S 13 (7450-11500)-LEVEL 7 Average Pay on retirement Pension after 5th CPC (Higher of Mod. Parity or with factor of 2.26) – whichever is higher Notional pay-6th CPC (As per Fitment table-6th CPC) Notional pay-7th CPC with MF OF 2.57-3rd option (col.2xMF) Pay in the next cell of 7th CPC Pay Matrix- 3rd Option Pay based on option 1 with no. 0f increments (7th CPC pay matrix- (7th CPC pay matrix- Level 7)Revised Pension as per Option 3 (col.4/2) Revised Pension as per Option 1 (col.5/2) Revised Interim Pension as per Option 2 of 7th CPC (Col.2×2.57)

1
2
3 18460
4
5
6 44900
7
8
9
7450 9230 47442 47600 23800 22450 23721
7675 9230 18880 48522 49000 46200 24500 23100 23721
7900 9230 19300 49601 50500 47600 25250 23800 23721
8125 9230 19720 50680 52000 49000 26000 24500 23721
8350 9436 20144 51770 52000 50500 26000 25250 24249
8575 9690 20550 52814 53600 52000 26800 26000 24903
8800 9944 20970 53893 55200 53600 27600 26800 25556
9025 10198 21390 54972 55200 55200 27600 27600 26210
9250 10453 21810 56052 56900 56900 28450 28450 26863
9475 10707 22230 57131 58600 58600 29300 29300 27516
9700 10961 22650 58211 58600 60400 29300 30200 28170
9925 11215 23070 59290 60400 62200 30200 31100 28823
10150 11470 23480 60344 60400 64100 30200 32050 29477
10375 11724 23900 61423 62200 66000 31100 33000 30130
10600 11978 24320 62502 64100 68000 32050 34000 30783
10825 12232 24740 63582 64100 70000 32050 35000 31437
11050 12487 25160 64661 66000 72100 33000 36050 32090
11275 12741 25580 65741 66000 74300 33000 37150 32744
11500 12995 25990 66794 68000 76500 34000 38250 33397

NOTES:- 1. This table is illustrative under option 3 which is as per understanding of the proposal indicated by the Feasibility Committee based on Notional pay fixation in successive Pay Commissions.

 2. Actual fixation of revised pension will depend on Govt’s decision in the matter. 3. The figures of revised pension under Option 1 (Col. 8) are for each stage of increment. Compiled by: N. P. Mohan, President, RSCWS
Source : RSCWS

GUIDELINES OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOR PENALTIES IN BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH ENTITIES

GUIDELINES OF THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE FOR PENALTIES IN BUSINESS DEALINGS WITH ENTITIES

(A) Introduction
A.1 It is imperative that the highest standards of propriety be maintained throughout the process of procurement of defence equipment.

A.2 The procurement process needs to proceed without loss of credibility and therefore, there is a need to put in place appropriate measures to deal with acts of impropriety.

A.3 The following paragraphs lay down the policy and guidelines for Levy of Financial Penalties and/ or Suspension/Banning of business dealings with entities seeking to enter into contract with/having entered into a contract for the procurement of goods and services by the Ministry of Defence.

A.4 In applying the measures provided for under the guidelines, the concerned authorities shall be guided by the need to ensure probity, transparency, propriety and compliance in the defence procurement process. Equally, the concerned authorities shall also ensure fairness, impartiality, rigour and correctness in dealing with entities, keeping in view the overall security interests of the country.

(B) General
B.1 Ministry of Defence will include Department of Defence, Department of Defence Production, Departement of Defence Research & Development, HQ, IDS, Armed Forces Headquarters and their attached/subordinate offices.

B.2 “Entities” will include companies, trusts, societies, as well as individuals and their associations with whom the Ministry of Defence has entered into, or intends to enter into, or could enter into contracts or agreements.

B.3 All firms/companies which come within the sphere of effective influence of the entities shall be treated as its allies firms. In determining this, the following factors may be taken into consideration:-
(i) Whether the management is common or the majority interest in the management is held by the partners or directors of the entities.
(ii) Majority shares are owned by the entity, their directors/shareholders and by virtue of this it has controlling voice.

B.4 Effect of actions, viz., levy of financial penalties and/or suspension/banning of business dealings with an entity in accordance with these guidelines may, with the approval of the competent authority also apply when an entity participates in the procurement process as member of consortium.

B.5 The competent authority for the purpose of these guidelines will be Raksha Mantri.

B.6 The Competent Authority may constitute Committees as necessary, to examine and make recommendations on any matter provided for under the guidelines.

(C) Causes for Suspension and Banning of Business Dealings with Entities
C.1 The competent authority may levy financial penalties and/or suspend/ban business dealings with an entity for one or more of the grounds listed below:-
a) Violation of Pre-Contract Integrity Pact (PCIP) (where such PCIPs are entered into between the Ministry of Defence and an entity).

b) Resort to corrupt practices, unfair means and illegal activities during any stage of bid/contract to secure a contract, even in cases where PCIP is not mandated.

c) Violation of Standard Clause in the contract of agents/agency commissions.

d) If national security considerations so warrant.

e) Non-performance or under performance under the terms and conditions of contract(s) or agreement(s) not covered in grounds listed in (a) to (c) above in accordance with provisions in contract or agreement.

f) Any other ground for which the competent authority may determine that suspension or banning of business dealings with an entity shall be in the public interest.

(D) Suspension
D.1 Suspension of business dealing with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority pending a full proceeding into allegations or facts related to any grounds enumerated in paragraph C.1 (a) to (f) above.

D.2 The competent authority may suspend business dealings with an entity when it refers any complaint against the entity to CBI or any investigating agency or when intimation is received regarding initiation of criminal investigation or enquiry against any entity.

D.3 An order of suspension of business dealings with an entity will be issued for such period as the competent authority may deem fit. The period of suspension shall not ordinarily exceed one year. A review of the Order of suspension of business dealings with an entity shalll be undertaken within six months of the issue of such an Order and before expiry of the period specified therein. The suspension of an entity may be extended beyond the period of one year, on the order of the Competent Authority for subsequent periods of six months each. The total period of suspension of business dealings with an entity shall not exceed the maximum period of banning of business dealings with an entity for the same cause of action.

(E) Effect of Suspension of Business Dealings with an Entity
E.1 An order of suspension of business dealings with an entity shall result in immediate ineligibility of the entity from participating in future bids. No RFP will be issued to such an entity.

E.2 Any on-going procurement process, where L1 determination has not yet been done, will be progressed after excluding the bid involving an entity with which business dealings are suspended. In case there are only two bidders, one being the entity with which business dealings are suspended, the procurement will be progressed as per extant provisions of DPP after excluding such an entity.
E.3 Any on-going procurement process where the lowest bid involves the entity with which business dealings are suspended by order of competent authority, will be held in abeyance till decision of revocation of such order or banning of business dealings with the entity or till expiry of the validity of the existing bid, whichever is earlier. Extension of the validity of the bid involving such entity will not be permitted. On expiry of the bid validity, the procurement process will be terminated and fresh procurement process, if required, may be initiated. In cases of operational urgency, the procurement process may be foreclosed prior to the expiry of the bid validity and a fresh process initiated, excluding the entity with which business dealings are suspended.
E.4 Order of suspension of business dealings with an entity may be extended to its allied firms by specific order of the competent authority.

(F) Banning of Business Dealings with an Entity/Debarment of an Entity
F.1 Banning of business dealings with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority on acceptance of misconduct related to any of the grounds enumerated in paragraph C.1 (a) to (f) above by the entity or establishment of such misconduct by a competent court/ tribunal/ authority
F.2 Banning of business dealings with an entity may be ordered by the competent authority on receipt of information regarding filing of charge-sheet in the court of law by CBI or any other investigating agency.
F.3 The order of banning of business dealings with an entity will be issued for such specified period as the competent authority may deem fit. For the grounds listed in paragraph C.1 (a) to (d) above, the period of banning of business dealings with an entity shall not be less than five years. For the grounds listed in paragraph C.1 (e) and (f) above, banning of business dealings may be resorted to if, in the view of the competent authority, the grounds for action are such that continuation of business dealings with the entity would be detrimental to public interest. In such cases, the period of banning of business dealings with an entity shall not ordinarily exceed three years. The period of Banning of business dealings with an entity in both the categories will be inclusive of period of suspension of business dealings with an entity, if any, for the same cause of action. In exceptional cases and those involving national security considerations the competent authority may order a longer period of banning of business dealings with an Entity, as deemed appropirate.

(G) Effect of Banning of Business Dealings with an Entity/Debarment of an Entity
G.1 An order of banning of business dealings with an entity shall result in immediate ineligibility of the entity, from participating in future bids of a specified period with effect from the date of such order. No RFP will be issued to such an entity.
G.2 Any on-going procurement process where L1 determination has not yet been done will be progressed after excluding the bid involving entity with which the business dealings are banned. In case there are only two bidders, one being the entity with which business dealings are banned, the procurement will be progressed as per extant provisions of DPP after excluding such an entity.
G.3 Any on-going procurement process where the lowest bidder involves an entity with which business dealings are banned, will be terminated and fresh procurement process, if required, may be initiated.

G.4 Orders of banning of business dealings with an entity may be extended to its allied firms by specific order of the competent authority.
(H) Employees / Agents of an Entity

H.1 Any employee or agent of an entity, who is convicted for any act of impropriety, will not be allowed to engage in any bid process in any capacity with the Ministry of Defence, any time in the future.

H.2 Any employee or agent of an entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned and who is involved in a case of alleged impropriety for which investigation or judicial proceedings is in progress, will not be allowed to engage in any bid process in any capacity with the Ministry of Defence even after the expiry of the period of suspension / banning of business dealings with the entity.

(I) Miscellaneous
I.1 The entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned, may with the approval of competent authority, participate in the future RFPs for spares, upgrades, maintenance etc for the equipment/weapon systems supplied earlier by it, if the equipment which is the object of the Contract is a proprietary item and there are no available alternate sources of supply.

I.2 In cases wherein Transfer of Technology (ToT)/Licensed production has been taken in the past for manufacturing of equipment/weapon systems in India from the entity with which business dealings are suspended or banned, may with the approval of the competent authority, participate in the future RFPs related to components/ rotables/ additional items of such equipment/ weapon systems for which the TOT/Licensed production has been taken.

I.3 Any contract(s) related to the procurement process(es) in connection with which business dealings with an entity have been suspended will be held in abeyance. Any contract(s) related to the procurement process(es) in connection with which business dealings with an entity have been banned, shall be cancelled. However, other contracts involving such entity shall continue unless a decision to the contrary is taken by the competent authority, on a case by case basis.

I.4 If it becomes necessary on grounds of national security and operational preparedness / export obligations, to deal with an entity with which business dealings have been suspended or banned, in a procurement process and which is the only source that can supply/manufacture an equipment/weapon systems, the Competent Authority will be approached for approval of issuance of RFP or conclusion of contract with such an entity. Certificates (as provided in Annexure-I) signed by the Vice Chief of the service concerned / CISC / Additional Secretary (Defence Production) will be placed before the Competent Authority. SHQ / Department of Defence Production may propose special conditions to conclude a contract with such an entity.

I.5 The entity with which business dealings have been suspended or banned will not be permitted to transact contracts or agreements under a different name or division either through a transfer of assests of such an entity to another legal entity or otherwise.

I.6 An updated list of entities with which business dealings have been suspended or banned by the competent authotity and/or against which financial penalties have been imposed shall be maintained on the official website of the Ministry of Defence.

(J) Application
J.1 These guidelines shall come into force with immediate effect.

Annexure-I

(Refers to Para-1.4 of draft Guidelines)

CERTIFICATE***
1) The
…………………………………………………………………………………. [equipment/weapon system] is inescapably required for national security and operational preparedness / export obligations and no other alternative/combination of equipment/weapon system can fulfil the requirement.

2) The …………………………………………………………………………………………….. [equipment/weapon system] is not availbale from any other source.

3) It is absolutely necessary to deal with …………………………………………………………………………… [name of the entity] with which business dealings have been suspended or banned for meeting the instant requirement.

**Certificates as above, signed separately by the Vice Chief of the Service concerned / CISC, are to be placed before the Competent Authority.
**Certificate for inescapable requirement on account of export obligations, signed by AS (DP) is to be placed before the Competent Authority.

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Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement

Railway Board Circular on Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement Ministry of Railways has issued a Circular on Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff opt for voluntary Retirement


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 137/2016
No. E(P&A)II-2004/RS-05
New Delhi, dated 29 .11.2016.

The General Managers(P)/CAOs, All Indian Railways & Prod. Units etc.

Sub: Pensionary benefits of medically decategorised running staff who opt for voluntary retirement. Ref: Board’s letter no. E(NG)I-2009/RE-3/9 dated 05-10-2011.

 Vide DC/JCM item no. 25/2004, PNM/NFIR Item No. 8/2015 and PNM/AIRF Item No. 46/2012, recognised staff Federations have demanded that 55% of Pay Element be reckoned for computing retirement benefit for those running staff who have been medically decategorised and decide to take Voluntary Retirement instead of opting for redeployment in an alternative stationary post.

2. The issue has been examined in Board’s office, and it is observed that the issue is governed under the provisions contained in Board’s letter referred to above. To address the specific aspect brought out by Federations, it has been decided that whenever a medically decategorised running staff governed by RS(PR)1993. who has rendered the prescribed qualifying service opts for Voluntary Retirement either on his own or within a period of one month from the date of offer of the first alternative post, his pension may be computed with addition of 55% Pay Element. This 55% benefit will be reckoned after deducting the 30% Pay Element fixation benefit if granted already as per Board’s letter dated 05-10-2011 referred to above.

3. In case such staff does not give option of Voluntary Retirement within the outer limit period of one month specified herein above. it will be deemed that the staff has accepted the alternative appointment offered and in this case, retirement benefits will be governed by extant instruction on the issue whenever he superannuates or opts for Voluntary Retirement thereafter.

4. The period of one month to opt for Voluntary Retirement for those medically decategorised running staff, who have already been offered the alternative posts, will start from the date of issue of this letter.

 5. The above clarification shall take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Director/Pay Commission,
Railway Board.

Download RBE No. 137/2016 No. E(P&A)II-2004/RS-05, dated 29.11.2016.

Tamil Nadu Govt declares holiday for its offices today

Tamil Nadu Govt declares holiday for its offices today

Chennai: Tamil Nadu government has announced today as a holiday for its offices under the Negotiable Instruments Act, as a mark of respect to late Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

A Government Order (GO) said the notified public holiday will apply to all state government offices, undertakings, corporations and boards.

“Under the Explanation to Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 read with Notification of the Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs No.20-25-26, Public-1, dated 8th June 1957 the Government of Tamil Nadu hereby declares that Tuesday, the 6th of December, 2016 as a public holiday as a mark of respect to the late Selvi J Jayalalithaa, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu,” it said.

The day will be also treated as a paid holiday for all industrial employees on regular work charge and industrial establishments and the labour hired on daily wages, it said.

The government also issued another order declaring three days holidays for “all educational institutions” starting today.

The holidays were being declared “as a mark of respect” to the late leader, the GO said

PTI

Monday, December 5, 2016

7th Pay Commission: Finmin gets 2 months more to issue higher allowances notification

7th Pay Commission: Finmin gets 2 months more to issue higher allowances notification

New Delhi: The Finance Ministry has got 2 months extension to issue the higher allowances notification under 7th Pay Commission recommendations, a Finance Ministry official said on Monday on condition of anonymity.

"The October-November month is the scheduled for issuing notification for the Finance Ministry, but the time was extended by 2 months because the cash crunch on account of demonetisation, which is taking time to get normality.

Therefor,unless the banks can begin to function with a modicum of efficiency, the government will not issue notification on higher allowances to save demonetisation chaos," the official said.

He further said “the issue of increased financial activities after demonetisation compels the government to keep in abeyance to issue higher allowances notification for getting normalized the position and it is likely to issue from January next, after the the cash crunch will ease.

However the government wants to issue the higher allowances notification speedily in a time bound manner."

The committee on allowances head Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa said in October, "We are ready to submit our report, when the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley calls up."

The government constituted the committee on allowances in June headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa to examine the 7th Pay Commission recommendations on allowances, other than dearness allowance.

"The committee has been asked to submit its report within four months and it was ready to submit its report in advance but the government intends to accept the report after December 30, deadline for depositing demonetised notes," the official said.

Existing allowances are now being paid to the central government employees according to the 6th Pay Commission recommendations until issuing of higher allowances notification.

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