Saturday, July 23, 2016

Revised distribution of posts for Technical Staff on Indian Railways

Technical Staff including MCM of Grade Percentage Ratio in Railways

 Railway Board has agreed to revise percentage of distribution of posts for Technical Staff on Indian Railways as under……
A.I.R.F.  
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
No.AIRF/24(C)
Dated: July 22, 2016

The General Secretaries, All Affiliated Unions, Dear Comrades Sub: Revised distribution of posts for Technical Staff on Indian Railways Railway Board has agreed to revise percentage of distribution of posts for Technical Staff on Indian Railways as under:-

Sno. Post Grade Pay Previous Percentage Revised Percentage
1. Master Crafts Man (MCM) Rs. 4200 16% 26%
2. Technician Grade I Rs. 2800 44% 51%
3. Technician Grade II Rs. 2400 20% 08%
4. Technician Grade III Rs. 1900 20% 15%

Orders in this effect will be issued shortly. Effective date of revision of percentage will be 01.09.2016. This is the outcome of discussion of Federation held with full Board on 22.07.2016. This is for your information.

Yours faithfully, sd/-  
(Shiva Gopal Sharma)  
General Secretary
Source : AIRF

We need not jump into the conclusion that multiplication factor will not be increased – Confederation

We need not jump into the conclusion that multiplication factor will not be increased – Confederation

7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

REPLY OF THE FINANCE MINISTER IN RAJYA SABHA

Dear Comrades, We are reproducing below the reply given by the Hon’ble Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley in the Rajya Sabha on 19-07-2016  

The Finance Minister has made it clear that “the government is responsive to the concerns of the Employees’ Associations and it would be the endeavor of the Government to ensure that the eventuality of a strike does not arise.”  

Regarding increasing of the multiplication factor, the Finance Minister replied that:  

“no such proposal is under consideration of the Government, at present’  

The assurance given to the NJCA leaders by the Group of Ministers (including Finance Minister) on 30-06-2016 is that enhancement in minimum pay and fitment factor (multiplication factor) will be considered favourably by the Government, once the proposal in this regard is submitted to Government by the proposed “High Level Committee” within four months. Hence, the matter will come for the “consideration” of the Govt. only after submission of the report by the High Level Committee.  

In that sense, technically, the reply of the Finance Minister that “at present” there is no such proposal under consideration of the Government, may not be taken in a different manner and we need not jump into the conclusion that multiplication factor will not be increased.  

However, giving due importance to the concerns expressed by many of our comrades and grass-root level leaders, the NJCA will discuss this issue shortly and take appropriate decision. NJCA is keenly observing the move of the Govt. and any going back from the assurances given by the Group of Ministers or any betrayal of 33 lakhs Central Govt. Employees and 40 lakhs pensioners by the NDA Govt., shall result in revival of the deferred strike by the NJCA and Government will be solely responsible for all consequences.
 
M.KRISHNAN 
Secretary General  
Confederation
Source: Confederation

Clarification of the Definition of “Members of Family” in the context of Rule 4 regarding.

Clarification of the Definition of “Members of Family” in the context of Rule 4 regarding.
 
F.No.11013/4/2016-Estt (A-III) Government of India Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110 001 Dated : 20th July, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Clarification of the Definition of “Members of Family” in the context of Rule 4 regarding. The undersigned is directed to say that as per rule 4 (1) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, no Government servant shall use his position or influence directly or indirectly to secure employMent for any member of his family in any company or firm. Further, rule 4(3) reads as follows:
“No Government servant shall in the discharge of his official duties deal with any matter or give or sanction any contract to any company or firm or any other person if any member of his family is employed in that company or firm or under that person or if he or any member of his family is interested in such matter or contract in any other manner and the Government servant shall refer every such matter or contract to his official superior and the matter or contract shall thereafter be disposed of according to the instructions of the authority to whom the reference is made.”
2. As per rule 2 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, the definition of “Members of Family” may differ from that given in the rule 2, sub clause (c) in the context of a rule. For removal of doubts it is clarified that in the context of rule 4(1) and 4(3) “Members of family” in relation to a Government servant include the wife or husband, son or daughter, parents, brothers or sisters or any person related to any of them by blood or marriage, whether they are dependent on the Government servant or not. 3. All Ministries/ Departments/ Offices are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all Disciplinary Authorities under their control. 4. Hindi Version follows.
(Mukesh Chaturvedi) Director (E)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Friday, July 22, 2016

7th pay commission notification cell chief appointed

7th pay commission notification cell chief appointed

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New Delhi: With the appointment of chief of the implementation cell to look into the issuing the notifications of the 7th Pay Commission recommendations for central government employees is tried to appease employees after strike threat.

On Thursday, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) named Rajesh Kumar Chaturvedi, chairman of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), as the chief of the implementation cell of the 7th Pay Commission.

CBSE chief Chaturvedi, a Madhya Pradesh cadre IAS officer of 1987 batch, was given the additional charge of Joint Secretary in the cell for three months or till appointment of a regular incumbent.

Before appointment CBSE chairman recently, Chaturvedi was posted in this implementation cell as Joint Secretary, as per the Ministry’s order, the cell is to be headed by Joint Secretary with the help of nine other staff.

“The implementation cell is now drafting the notification of the 7th pay commission recommendations, which the cabinet approved on June 29. Giving additional charge to Chaturvedi has no effect on our works as he was already our chief 5 days ago.”

The cell will issue the notification shortly within 7 to 10 days. So the central government employees will get the increased salaries under the new pay matrix from August excluding new allowances as I said earlier,” a Finance Ministry official said on Thursday on condition of anonymity.

The Cabinet decided to constitute a Committee headed by Finance Secretary for further examination of the recommendations of 7th Pay Commission on allowances including HRA, transport allowance.

The Cabinet had accepted almost all the recommendations of the 7th pay commission.

There is resentment from central government employees’ Unions in respect of minimum pay, they are demanding minimum pay Rs. 26,000 instead of Rs 18,000 and 3.68 fitment factor instead of 2.57. The government assured them to consider their demands through a High Level Committee, which will soon be set up and the government will take steps accordingly.

The decision of High level Committee will be coming stipulated time frame i.e. four months.

The above conditions shows the urgency and seriousness with which the BJP government is planning the execution of 7th Pay Commission recommendations shortly, hence the government asked the previous chief of implementation cell to take additional charge of the cell – tasked with rollout of notifications of the 7th Pay Commission recommendation, which cabinet was approved.

TST

Hidden facts about 7th Pay Commission Implementation

Hidden facts about 7th Pay Commission Implementation

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After the Cabinet approval, the Finance Minister tweeted,  “Congratulations to central government officers, employees & pensioners on a historic rise in their salary & allowances through the 7th Pay Commission.”

The Central Government Employees were dismayed by this tweet and wondered how it was described as historic rise. There are so many hidden facts in the cabinet approval for implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations

1. What did the Empowered Committee of secretaries do in Sixth months and what did they recommend? There was nothing mentioned about the report of this committee submitted to Cabinet and Whether the cabinet considered the ECoS recommendations or not.

2. This is the first time in the Pay Commission History that Pay Commission recommendation are going to be implemented in staggered manner. Only Basic Pay alone will be revised. All other Allowances will be revised after four months.

3. After second Pay Commission, this is the lowest hike recommended in Pay Scale. Just 14.27%. 30% hike is expected invariably by all cg employees.

4. This is the first time the central government employees are not so excited about the Hike recommended in 7th pay Commission and its Implementation. The reasons are, Very Minimal hike and Implementation of Allowances is deferred.

5. There was an anomaly in sixth pay Commission in granting Annual Increment for the New entrant. If the Govt Servants recruited in the first six months of the year from January 2nd to June 30th, the Annual Increment will be granted on 1st July of next year (i.e after 13 to 18 Months ) .This anomaly is also not addressed by 7th Pay Commission.

6. To address this issue, NCJCM proposed Two Increment dates i.e on 1st January and 1st July . This is not considered by Govt.

7. The Sixth CPC has recommended to grant MACP on Grade Pay Hierarchy. Many Court Cases are won by Govt servants in favour of granting MACP on Promotional hierarchy. But this issue also not considered by Govt and 7th Pay Commission.

8. The Central Government Employees were shocked by the recommendation of reducing the Rates of HRA to 24%, 16% and 8%. Adding further fuel to the fire, the reduced allowances are also not implemented with immediate effect.

9. The Cabinet also decided not to accept the steep hike in monthly contribution towards Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) recommended by the Commission. But the CG Employees welcomed the Pay Commission recommendation in CGEGIES, as it is providing high risk cover. But it is turn down by Government.

10. The only positive fact in 7th Pay Commission Recommendation is its PAY MATRIX. In Sixth Pay Commission, there was disparity in Pay fixation for promotes and new Entrants. The Entry Pay fixed for particular Grade to the New Recruits is higher than the Pay fixed for the Govt Servants promoted to that same Grade. This issue is somehow addressed in 7th Pay Commission by fixing Entry Pay for all Levels in New Pay Matrix.

via 7cpc.in

Changes In Tatkal Booking System and Waitlist System in Indian Railways

Changes In Tatkal Booking System and Waitlist System in Indian Railways

Following changes have been made in recent past, in Tatkal scheme & waiting list system in general reservation:-
(i) With effect from 15.06.2015, timings of booking of Tatkal accommodation in Air-conditioned and non-Air-conditioned classes were staggered to 1000 hours and 1100 hours respectively on the previous day of journey from train originating station.
(ii) With effect from 25.12.2015, minimum and maximum Tatkal charges were revised.
(iii) Instructions have been issued to Zonal Railways to fix Tatkal quota upto a maximum of 30% of capacity of coach depending on the utilization of this quota during the last six month period. Instructions have also been issued to review this quota preferably twice a year.
(iv) With effect from 07.10.2015, the ratio of updation of Tatkal waiting list against cancellation of confirmed general accommodation, which was earlier 1:1, has been revised to 1 (General) : 2 (Tatkal).
(v) For waiting list limit in general reservation, although no change has been made in current waiting list limit, instructions have been issued to zonal Railways to define adequate waiting list limit so that no inconvenience is caused to the passengers in obtaining waiting list tickets against Pooled quota and remote quota.
This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications and Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 22.07.2016 (Friday).

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CGHS Dispensaries/Wellness Centres

CGHS Dispensaries/Wellness Centres

Details of the CGHS Wellness Centres opened by the Government across the country during the last 3 years and the current year, State/UT – wise are given below:

Details of the CGHS Dispensaries/Wellness Centres. Opened in the last 3 years and the current year

Sl.NoYear of openingStateName of the Dispensary / Wellness Centre
1.2013Delhi/ NCRSahibabad
2.2015GujaratGandhinagar
3.2016Himachal PradeshShimla
Madhya PradeshIndore

There are some states which did not have CGHS Dispensaries / Wellness Centres. Therefore, orders have been issued on 17.11.2014 for opening of at least one CGHS wellness centre in the capital city of all States at the following locations:

Raipur, Shimla, Itanagar, Panaji, Agartala, Imphal, Aizwal, Kohima, Gangtok, Gandhi Nagar, Puducherry.
The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Faggan Singh Kulaste stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

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Report of the committee on reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments

Report of the committee on reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments.
Most Immediate Out Today
F.No.325/10/2015-AVD-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 22nd July, 2016
MEETING NOTICE

Subject: Report of the committee on reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0.M. of even number dated 10.12.2015, 10.06.2016 & 12.07.2016 on the subject matter, wherein comments were sought from concerned Ministries/Departments on the report of the committee chaired by AS(S&V), DoPT, for reassessment of CVO positions in CPSEs and other organizations under Ministries/Departments.

In this regard attention is also invited to the meeting held on 23.06.2016 under the chairmanship of JS(DC) with the representatives of various Ministries/Departments who did not furnish their comments. In spite of assurances made, comments have not been received till date from some of the Ministries/Departments. It is, therefore, once again requested to furnish the same at the-earliest, latest by 24.07.2016 positively.

2. As the matter is being reviewed at higher level, a meeting has also been scheduled to be held at 11.00 a.m. on 25.07.2016 under the Chairmanship of Shri Devesh Chaturvedi, Joint Secretary, DoPT, in his chamber (Room No. 109, North Block) to discuss & finalize the matter.

3. It is, therefore, requested to depute an officer at the level of JS/Director, who is well conversant with the subject matter, alongwith the required input, if not already furnished, for the said meeting on the scheduled date & time.
(Sarita Nair)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel. No. 23094224
DoPT Order

Filling up of one vacant post of Section Officer of CSS (Administrative Officer) in Indian Institute of Legal Metrology, Ranchi

Filling up of one vacant post of Section Officer of CSS (Administrative Officer) in Indian Institute of Legal Metrology, Ranchi - regarding

Filling up of one vacant post of Section Officer of CSS (Administrative Officer) in Indian Institute of Legal Metrology, Ranchi - regarding
Immediate
No.4/17/2015-CS-II(A)(part-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, LokNayakBhawan,
New Delhi -110 003.
Dated the 08th July, 2016
Circular

Subject:- Filling up one post of Private Secretary (PS) in the office of Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), Lucknow under Ministry of Civil Aviation-reg

One post of PS of CSSS is likely to be vacant at the % Chief Commissioner of Railway Safety (CCRS), Lucknow, an attached office of Ministry of Civil Aviation very shortly.

2. All the cadre units of .CSSS are requested to give publicity of the vacancy circular and applications of willing officers for filling up the outstation post of PS, as indicated above, as received may be, forwarded along with personal particulars in the enclosed proforma immediately but not later than 22.07.2016. The officers who have already served in the said office will not be considered for transfer.

3. Before forwarding the application(s), the vigilance status of the officer(s) concerned may also be ascertained and a certificate to that effect may also be forwarded along with the application. It should also be ensured that the data in respect of officer applying for the post is completed/updated in all respects in the web based cadre management system i.e.cscms.nic.in.
(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Encl:- as above.


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DoPT Order

Steps taken by Government for Promotion of Indian Textiles

Steps taken by Government for Promotion of Indian Textiles

Common umbrella brand to be created for Indian Textiles: Textiles Minister

Annual Mega Event “Textiles India” to be organized by Ministry of Textiles:

Steps taken to promote Indian Textiles in International Market

Ministry of Textiles (MoT) has taken 2 major steps in the direction of promoting Indian textiles as a brand in international market. They are:

i.        Annual Marketing Plan

MoT has developed a comprehensive and integrated Annual Marketing Plan in association with 11 sector Export Promotion Councils (EPCs) to promote Indian textiles in the world. The various ongoing marketing initiatives are synergized in the Marketing Plan and specific approach has been taken for traditional, emerging and other important markets. The key features of this Plan are:

1.    A common umbrella brand will be created for Indian Textiles.  This would be done by:
a.    Showcasing fibre to fashion products in Indian pavilion

b.    Organizing road shows in tandem with the ongoing event

c.    Organizing India Eve (B2B meetings) after business hours of event


2.      A standard plan for doing pre-fair and post fair activities has been developed to be implemented by Export Promotion Councils. A Senior Ministry of Textiles representative will accompany the delegation to ensure its implementation.

3.      An international media agency will be hired to ensure industry participation during road shows and India Eve. The agency will be responsible for running proper media campaign before the event and also ensure wide media coverage.


ii.      Annual Mega Event “Textiles India”


Ministry of Textiles shall be organizing an annual mega event titled “Textiles India” covering the entire value chain, i.e. from fibre to fashion.


The event will have three components:

a)      Technical Conference titled “Advantage India: Sourcing Destination for The World”: The conference will bring renowned national and international speakers and delegates on one platform, to establish India’s relevance in global textile sourcing, key issues and way forward to achieve high growth. The conference will cover various facets of the sector like skilling, branding, financing, technology upgradation, etc.

b)     Mega Exhibition: Mega exhibition will cover all sub-segments of textiles manufacturing value chain, from fibre to fashion. It is expected that there will be 800 to 1,000 Indian exhibitors participating in the event. About 2,500 international buyers and 1,000 Indian high volume retail buyers are expected to attend this mega event. International participants are being invited from the countries such as USA, U.K., Germany, France, Japan, Canada, Spain, UAE, China, Bangladesh, Turkey, Taiwan, etc.

c)      Allied events: In addition to core exhibition and stakeholder conference, allied events such as Fashion shows, Thematic displays, Cultural programmes and best display and design awards, etc. will also be organized.

Support for Global recognition of Indian Brands


Ministry of Textiles is promoting global recognition of various certification marks such as Handloom mark and Silk Mark and traditional products such as Baluchari Silk, Jamdani Cotton, Chanderi Saree, Pochhampally Ikat, tie-dye, etc.  Indian brands who are planning to venture overseas can capitalize this marketing support by including such marks and products in their offering to international customers.


The above information was given by the Union Textiles Minister, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani today, in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

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