Monday, December 30, 2013

Features of Web based Software for CSSS and CSCS available at http://www.cscms.nic.in

Features of Web based Software for CSSS and CSCS available at http://www.cscms.nic.in

No.25/1/2013-CS.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated : 23rd December, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Launching of Web based Software for csss — reg.

Reference is invited to this Department's O.M. of even No. dated 12.09.2013 vide which the software/ database in respect of officers of CSSS and CSCS were posted.

2. The Web-based system has since been hosted on an NIC server and is available at URL:http://www.cscms.nic.in.

3. As the Cadre Units are aware, the cadre management functions of CSSS at present are carried out by manual updation of data by keeping track of each and every development. This obviously is a cumbersome task as sometimes orders issued by the Ministries/ Departments in implementation of orders issued by this Department or otherwise are not received in time by CS-II Division and vice-versa. Absence of accurate updated information leads to delay in carrying out cadre management activities. The Web-Based Cadre Management System being launched will result in updation of the data on real time basis and would subsequently facilitate speedy decisions relating to cadre management functions. The primary objective behind the Web-Based Cadre Management System is, therefore, to reduce paper work and delay involved in cadre management of CSSS by shifting cadre management related activities online.

4. Officers can log in to the system with a default user ID which is a combination of 8 digit date of birth followed by first four letters of their names i.e. ddmmyyyyabcd. For instance, if the name and date of birth of the officer is Ramanujan and 10.02.1975 respectively, his user ID will be 10021975rama. The default password is apple123 which may be changed at the first login. User manual of the system is available at the Help tab after login to the system.

5. Availability of complete and accurate data in respect of the officers is indispensable for successful operation of the system. The basic available information in respect of the officers has been uploaded by this Division. Cadre Units and individual officers of CSSS are requested to log in to the system to check if the complete and up-to-date data is available in the system. Any discrepancy in this regard may immediately be brought to the notice of the Nodal Officer concerned and this Department for correction/ updation. Nodal officers designated in this regard would be responsible for the correctness of data in respect of officers of CSSS posted in their respective Ministry/Department. In case, the data in respect of any officer is not available in the system, the same should be forwarded to this Department without any further delay. Officers concerned are also requested to ensure that the data in respect of them is available in the system. In case, the complete and accurate data is not available in the system, any request for cadre clearance for deputation, training etc. may not be considered. Further, their names may also not be included in the zone of promotion. Once complete data is available in the system, this Department will issue the orders for posting, transfer and promotion through this system. Similarly, the Ministries/ Departments will issue the orders for a relieving/ joining, appointment, promotion etc though this system.


6. The Web-based System comprises of the following modules:

(i) Employee Information System : This module provides the basic information about the official. Cadre management activity carried out through the system automatically updates the database. This module generates various reports on the basis of the data viz, a) personal information report, b) RTP report, c) multi-information report, d) events report viz, retirement, deputation, VRS, etc. e) vacancy report, f) designation wise report etc.

(ii) Promotion/ Transfer Module : Promotion / transfer orders will be issued by this Division through this system also. Cadre units will indicate the relieving/ joining details of officers through the system immediately on relieving/ joining of the officer on the basis of the order issued by this Department.

(iii) Deputation Management System : Cadre clearance in respect of officers in the rank of PPS and above for deputation is granted by this Division. The officers will now also apply through this system for cadre clearance for deputation. Nodal Officers of the cadre units will forward the request online. Copy of the relevant portion of the advertisement should also be scanned and uploaded in the system. The scanned copy will be in pdf and jpeg formats and should not exceed 1MB. In case selected for deputation, the officer will be relieved through the deputation module of the system.

(iv) Voluntary Retirement : Cadre clearance for Voluntary Retirement in case of PPS and above level officers of CSSS is accorded by this Department. The cadre units are required to submit the proposal for voluntary retirement through the system.

(v) Vigilance Status : Vigilance clearance, whenever required, will be sought and obtained through this module. In respect of officers of the level of PPS and above, vigilance status will be updated both by the cadre units as well as AVD-I unit of this Department. Vigilance status in respect of officials upto PS level will be updated by the Cadre units.

(vi) Immovable Property Return : CSSS officers will be required to file the Immovable Property Return through the module. PPS and above level officers will be required to take a printout of the return submitted online, sign it and send the same to CS-II Division for record.

(vii) Mandatory Training : The officers for training will be nominated through this module. Their attendance and result will also be available in this system.

7. All the cadre units and the individual officers are requested to extend the necessary cooperation to make the web-based system successful in the interest of speedy, transparent and effective cadre management of CSSS.
sd/-
(Vandana Sharma)
Director (CS.II)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/WebbasedCSSSA.pdf]

Year End Review -2013 - Min Per., PG & Pension : Simplification of Payment of Family Pension, Good Governance, Lokpal & Lokayukta Bill

Year End Review -2013 - Min Per., PG & Pension : Simplification of Payment of Family Pension, Good Governance, Lokpal & Lokayukta Bill

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

27-December-2013 16:36 IST

Year End Review-2013 Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions.

LOKPAL AND LOKAYUKTAS BILL PASSED BY PARLIAMENT

AWARENESS ABOUT GOOD GOVERNANCE INITIATIVES

SIMPLIFICATION OF PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF FAMILY PENSION

                During the year 2013, passing of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 release of documentary films on good governance initiatives, guidelines for suo motu disclosure, launching of internship scheme and simplification of procedure  for payment of family pension were some of the important highlights of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension.

Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill

The historic Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2011 passed by Parliament (December 17, 2013 in Rajya Sabha and December 18, 2013 in Lok Sabha) paves the way for setting up of the institution of  Lokpal at the Centre and  Lokayuktas in States by law enacted by the respective State Legislatures within one year of coming into force of the Act.    The new law provides for a mechanism for dealing with complaints of corruption against public functionaries, including those in high places.

Salient Features of the Bill
            The Bill as passed by Parliament provided broadly for the following:
(a)        Establishment of the institution of Lokpal at the Centre and Lokayuktas at the level of the States, thus providing a uniform vigilance and anti-corruption road-map for the nation, both at the Centre and the States.

(b)        The Lokpal to consist of a Chairperson and a maximum of eight Members, of which fifty percent shall be judicial Members. Fifty per cent of members of Lokpal shall be from amongst SC, ST, OBCs, Minorities and Women.

(c)        The selection of Chairperson and Members of Lokpal shall be through a Selection Committee consisting of –


·         Prime Minister;
·         Speaker of Lok Sabha;
·         Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha;
·         Chief Justice of India or a sitting Supreme Court Judge nominated by CJI;
·         An eminent jurist to be nominated by the President of India
(d)       A Search Committee will assist the Selection Committee in the process of selection.  Fifty per cent of members of the Search Committee shall also be from amongst SC, ST, OBCs, Minorities and Women.

(e)        Prime Minister was brought under the purview of the Lokpal with  subject matter exclusions and specific process for handling complaints against the Prime Minister.

(f)        Lokpal’s jurisdiction will cover all categories of public servants including Group ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ & ‘D’ officers and employees of Government.  On complaints referred to CVC by Lokpal, CVC will send its report of Preliminary enquiry in respect of Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ officers back to Lokpal for further decision.  With respect to Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ employees, CVC will proceed further in exercise of its own powers under the CVC Act subject to reporting and review by Lokpal.

(g)        All entities receiving donations from foreign source in the context of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in excess of Rs. 10 lakhs per year are brought under the jurisdiction of Lokpal.

(h)        Lokpal will have power of superintendence and direction over any investigation agency including CBI for cases referred to them by Lokpal.

(i)         A high powered Committee chaired by the Prime Minister will recommend selection of the Director, CBI.

(j)         Attachment and confiscation of property of public servants acquired by corrupt means, even while prosecution is pending.

(k)        Clear time lines for:-

Ø   Preliminary enquiry – three months extendable by three months.

Ø   Investigation – six months which may be extended by six months at a time.

Ø   Trial – one year extendable by one year and, to achieve this,  special courts to be set up.

(l)         Enhancement of maximum punishment under the Prevention of Corruption Act from seven years to 10 years.  The minimum punishment under sections 7, 8, 9 and 12 of the Prevention of Corruption Act will now be three years and the minimum punishment under section 15 (punishment for attempt) will now be two years.

Guidelines for Suo Motu Disclosure by Central Government Ministries/Departments:

           Government issued guidelines for suo motu disclosure by Central Government Ministries/Departments and Public Authorities there under. These guidelines are based on the recommendation of the Task Force set up by the Government for strengthening compliance with provisions for suo motu (proactive) disclosure as given in Section 4 of the RTI Act, 2005.

The following points:-

a) Suo motu disclosure of more items under Section 4 – This includes detailed guidelines on proactive disclosure of information related to procurement, public private partnerships, transfer policy and transfer orders, RTI applications received and their responses, CAG and PAC paras, citizens charter and Discretionary and Non – discretionary grants.

b) Guidelines for digital publication of proactive disclosure to ensure that the Government websites’ disclosure is complete, easily accessible, technology and platform neutral and user friendly.

c) Detailing of few sub-clauses of Section 4 (1)(b) of the RTI Act regarding publishing of information by the public authority viz “the procedure followed in the decision making process”, “norms set by the public authority for the discharge of its functions”, “the budget allocated to each of its agency” and “ details in respect of information, available to or held by it, reduced in an electronic form”.
  
Release of Documentary films on Good Governance Initiatives:

Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and PMO Shri V. Narayanasamy and Minister of Information & Broadcasting Shri Manish Tewari  released seven documentary films on good governance initiatives.   Six films have been produced by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances and one by the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare with an objective to promote good governance initiatives in the country.

       The Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances has been documenting and disseminating best practices of the Central and State Governments through various modes of communication such as documentary films, books, workshops and Conferences with an objective to promote the successful initiatives and facilitate their replication elsewhere in the country.

       The documentary films are meant for diverse audiences such as probationers & other officers in national academies and State training institutes; delegates in conferences, seminars and meetings at Central, State, District, Panchayat levels; and for telecast on national network of Doordarshan or other television channels for general public.

Simplification of Procedure for Payment of Family Pension:

The Government has decided that an employee/pensioner/family pensioner may at anytime make a request to the Appointing Authority for advance approval to the grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents. On the basis of this approval, authorisation shall be made in the original Pension Payment Order (PPO) at the time of retirement or by issuing a revised authority. The permanently disabled child/sibling/ dependent parents will receive family pension at the appropriate time, i.e., after the death of employee/pensioner and/or after the death/ineligibility of any other member in the family who was eligible to receive family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents.

       Where there are other eligible prior claimants to family pension, the names of disabled child/children/dependent parents/permanently disabled sibling will be added to the PPO issued to the preceding eligible family pensioner. Family pension to these permanently disabled child/children/siblings/dependent parents will be payable after the death/ineligibility of the prior claimant, as the case maybe.

Grant of Family Pension to the family of missing employee/pensioner

            Family pension is payable to the family of a Government employee or pensioner after his death. Difficulties in payment arise when a Government Servant or pensioner goes missing. Clarificatory instructions were issued by the Central Government for payment of benefits in such cases.  According to these instructions, the family must lodge a report with the concerned police station and obtain a report from the police, that the employee or pensioner or family pensioner has not been traced despite all efforts made by them.   The report may be a First Information Report or any other report such as a Daily Diary or General Diary Entry.

The family can apply for the grant of family pension, amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF and gratuity (whatever has not already been received) to the Head of Office of the organisation where the employee or pensioner had last served, six months after lodging of police report.  The amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF will be paid to the family in the first instance as per the nominations made by the employee or pensioner on filling of a police report and submission of an indemnity bond.

DoPT Launched Internship Scheme, 2013 from September 01  

The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India initiated an Internship Scheme from September 01, 2013 to engage Indian Nationals, who are Graduate /Post Graduate or Research Students enrolled in reputed University/Institution within India or abroad and preferably specializing in HR and associated subjects in Public Policy and Public Administration, as “Interns”. These interns would be expected to supplement the process of policy analysis within the Department through desirable empirical collection and collation of in-house and other information.  The exposure for the interns to the functioning of the Indian Government may be an add-on in furthering their own career goals in the Non Profit Organisation (NPO) Sector or International Organizations. The internship shall be for a minimum period of 2 months but shall not exceed 6 months in individual cases.

The DoPT identified ten topics for the Interns. The topics are: Analysis of cases disposed of by Central Administrative Tribunal; Collection of Data on Reservation from Ministries and its analysis; Issues relating to Anti-Corruption Law; Issues relating to punishment of Government employees for unethical behavior; Exit policies for inefficient public servants; Best HR practices; Service Conditions; Expectations of Persons with Disabilities employees; Impact evaluation of Mid-Career Training Program of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) and Revising methodology of training program.

Eighth Annual Convention of Central Information Commission:

The two day 8th Annual Convention of Central Information Commission was held at New Delhi and  inaugurated by the President of India. Shri Ramachandra Guha, noted historian and columnist delivered the keynote address on Democracy in India: Mid-life Crisis.  This year the theme of the convention was “Eight years of RTI: A Retrospective”.

The two day convention had three technical sessions on RTI and inclusive growth, RTI-an anti-corruption tool and Media and RTI with eminent panellists taking part in these sessions.  The participants included the Information Commissioners of both the Central and State Information Commissions and many RTI and civil society activists, information officers and media personnel took lively interest in all the panel discussions and engaged the panellists in extremely interesting discussions.

Certificate of Excellence to the meritorious employees of Department of Personnel &Training

        Shri V.Narayanasamy, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions presented “Certificate of Excellence” to thirty three employees of the Department of Personnel and Training for their services during the year 2012-13 in New Delhi.  Recognition of meritorious performance of Government employees is a critical management tool to encourage such employees and also to motivate all the employees to emulate their example. 

 Department of Personnel & Training has, for the first time, introduced a new non–monetary incentive scheme from this year in the form of award of ‘Certificate of Excellence’ to recognize the contribution of its meritorious employees of the level of Multi Tasking Staff to Under Secretary.  This certificate recognizes the dedication to work, excellence in performance and outcome achieved during the year 2012–2013.
         
Source: http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2013/12/year-end-review-2013-min-per-pg-pension.html#more

NFIR - Strike Ballot on pending demands-17th and 18th January, 2014

NFIR - Strike Ballot on pending demands-17th and 18th January, 2014.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Raliwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI -110055
Affiliated to:
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers Federation (ITF)

No. II/95/Pt.V
Dated: 23/12/2013
The General Secretaries
of affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Strike Ballot on pending demands-17th and 18th January, 2014.

While enclosing copies resolutions passed in the 27th National Convention of NFIR, held at Visakhapatnam from December 10th to 12th, 2013, the affiliates are advised that as per resolution, strike ballot should be organised on 17th & 18th January 2014 on pending demands, for eliciting the opinion of Railway Employees.

While NFIR is despatching posters (English) on Strike Ballot in limited number, the affiliates should print and display strike ballot posters in different languages for generating awareness among the employees on pending demands. The issues listed in the resolution should be displayed through various means to enable the employees to peruse the demands and exercise their opinion through Strike Ballot on 17th & 18th January 2014.

The results of the strike ballot should he conveyed to NFIR promptly for reviewing the same for deciding further course of action. All relevant records pertaining to conduct of Strike Ballot should be preserved by the affiliates.
Yours fraternatly,
sd/-
(Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF INDIAN RAILWAYMEN
27th NATIONAL CONVENTION - VISHAKHAPATNAM
10-12th DECEMBER 2013

RESOLUTION-1

ABOLISH NOTIONAL SALARY CALCULATION CEILING FOR PAYMENT OF PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS (PLB)

The Twenty Seventh Annual Convention of NFIR in session at Vishakhapatnam on 11th and 12th December 2013 takes note of NFIR’s consistent struggle since the year 1969 for introduction of the concept of Productivity Linked Bonus” (PLB) to Railwaymen.

Due to the persuasion, initiative and relentless struggle of NFIR, the Government had agreed for evolving the Scheme of PLB to the Railway employees in the year 1979 and consequently an agreement was reached between the Federations and the Railway Ministry for introduction of PLB Scheme in the Railways. The NFIR had from time to time pleaded for bringing positive changes in the scheme more particularly relating to salary eligibility limit and calculation ceiling limit. The continuous efforts of the NFIR has yielded satisfactory results, so much so, the Railway employees in all categories become entitled for Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB)  Rs. 3500/- p.m. (on the basis of number of days of wages). This revised calculation limit was given effect from 2006-07 onwards as approved by the Union Cabinet on 03/10/2008.

Though the railway employees are presently entitled for P.L. Bonus in terms of number of days wages subject to the calculation of the same  Rs.3500/- p.m., the National Convention strongly demands that the notional calculation system presently followed should be dispensed with and the Bonus paid on the actual wages of the employees.

The National Convention therefore, demands that the existing calculation ceiling for payment of PL Bonus should be reviewed to facilitate employees to receive their legitimate P.L. Bonus on the basis of actual wages drawn.

MERGE DA WITH PAY & GRANT INTERIM RELIEF
The revision of wage structure for Central Government employees had been undertaken by the successive Pay Commissions appointed by the Government of India during the past decades and gave their reports. These reports have been implemented by the Government with some modifications and improvements. However, anomalies and aberrations continue to persist.

Previous Pay Commissions (3rd, 4th, 5th & 6th) have by and large covered the aspects of the principles of wage determination. But, however, the job contents, remuneration commensurating with the nature of duties and responsibilities have not been taken into consideration by the Pay Commissions while determining the revised pay structure, consequently the Railwaymen have been put to disadvantage.

The 5th CPC had recommended that the DA must be merged with pay and treated as pay for computing all allowances as and when the percentage of Dearness compensation exceeds 50%. Accordingly, even before the setting up of 6th CPC, the DA of 50% was merged with pay in the year 2004.

Presently, the Dearness Allowance is 90% of pay as on 01/07/2013 and is likely to touch/cross 100% of pay as on 01/01/2014. The recommendation for merger of DA to partially compensate the erosion in the real wages was first mooted by the Gadgil Committee in the post 2nd Pay Commission period. The 3rd CPC recommended such merger when the Cost of Living Index crosses over 272 points i.e. 72 points over and above the base index adopted for the pay revision. In other words, the recommendation of the 3rd CPC was to merge the DA when it crossed 36%. The Government in the National Council JCM at the time of negotiations had initially agreed to merge 60% DA. The 5th CPC had merged 98% of DA with Pay.

As the DA already stood at 90% of pay and further revision is due on 01/0112014 when DA is likely to touch/cross 100%, it is therefore necessary that the Government takes steps to merge 50% with pay for all purposes w.e.f.01/01/2011 for ensuring compensation to the erosion of the value of real wage of Government employee.

The 27th National Convention, therefore, urges upon the Government of India to consider the demand and accord sanction for merging DA component of 50% of pay with the Pay for all purposes with effect from 01-01-2011.

The National Convention also appeals to the Central Government to grant Interim Relief to the employees as well as retired employees to sustain in the light of continued price rise of various commodities.

3. VIIth CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
In the NFIR’s Election Manifesto-2013, Federation has committed to the Railway employees that the NFIR shall struggle for achievement of 7th Central Pay Commission. After Secret Ballot Elections results declared on 2nd May 2013, the NFIR Working Committee met at New Delhi on 30th / 31st May 2013 and passed resolution for preparing Railway employees for launching indefinite strike if the demands, more importantly appointment of 7th CPC, are not redressed by the Government of India and the Ministry of Railways. The Charter of Demands along with NFIR’s communication was sent to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Finance Minister, Railway Minister, Labour Minister etc.

It is a matter of satisfaction that the pressure and consistent struggle since Feb 2013, launched by the NFIR and Railway employees on the Government, has yielded result, wherein the Government has made announcement on September 25. 2013 for constituting 7th Central Pay Commission.

The 27th National Convention now in session in Vishakhapatnam unanimously resolves to convey its thanks to the Hon’hle Prime Minister for his decision to set up 7th Central Pay Commission. The National Convention, however, demands inclusion of one of Secretary level Officers of Railway Ministry as member of 7th CPC which may facilitate realistic examination of the issues of Railway employees.The National Convention also appeals to the Government to include a Labour Representative as one of the Members of the Commission.

4. ENSURE TIME BOUND NEGOTIATIONS FOR SETTLEMENT OF PENDING ISSUES
The National Convention reviewed the labour situation vis-à-vis pending issues relating to Central Government employees including that of Rail Workforce. After lengthy deliberation's, the National Convention listed the issues placed below:

1. Guaranteed pension to those appointed on or after 01/01/2004.

2. Merger of DA with pay with retrospective effect.

3. Grant Interim Relief to Central Government employees (serving and retired).

4. Increase contribution to Group Insurance Scheme (GIS) for all Government employees.

5. Enhance Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs.300/- p.m. to not less than Rs.1000/- for all retired Government employees.

6. Extend special privileges and facilities for Women employees for their empowerment.

7. Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) on actual wages without enforcing any ceiling.

8. Count Temporary status Casual Labour Service in full as qualifying service for retirement and other purposes.

9. Transport Allowance should be exempted from the purview of IncomeTax.

10. Merge Technician-II with Technician-I with Grade Pay Rs.2800/- (PB-I) in Railways.

11. Revise entry grade pay of Station Masters as Rs.4200/- in PB-2.

12. Replacement of Grade Pay Rs.4600/- with Rs.4800/- (PB-2) w.e.f. 01/01/2006.

13. Allotment of entry Grade Pay of Rs.5400/- to the Group ‘B’ Gazetted staff.

14. Rectify anomalies of 6th CPC raised in the Departmental Anomaly Committee Meetings.

15. Grant pay fixation under Rule S13 (erstwhile FR 22C) for those promoted to the identical Grade Pay shouldering higher responsibilities.

16. Allotment of higher Grade Pay to the Loco Pilots and Guards.

17. Implement cadre restructuring of all left over categories immediately.

18. Extension of benefit of LARSGESS for all Safety categories of staff including TRD, Train Lighting, Bridge staff.

19. LARSGESS restrictions/adoptions of compassionate appointment procedure-past cases should be considered for appointment of wards and widening scope upto GP Rs. 4200/-.

20. Issues pending with the Ministry of Finance should be settled early in favour of railway employees.

21. Remove ban on filling up of vacancies of Ministerial staff in Railways.

22. Review of recruitment policy of erstwhile Gr ‘D’ post now in PB-I & GP Rs. 1800/- not meeting with the career advancement of the staff recruited.

23. Track patrolling-Support man provision-ensure mandatory requirement under safety.

24. Stop Out Sourcing, Contractorisation and Privatization.

25. Rectify MACPS anomalies.

26. Grant stepping up of pay of seniors where ever juniors drawing higher pay as a result of MACPS.

27. Grant Up-gradation of Apex Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘B’ Gazetted-as per agreement.

28. Implement the report of Joint Committee for career growth of Track Maintainers in toto.

29. Abolish 12/- Hours duty in Railways — Introduce 8 hours duty roster for Running and Safety categories staff Classify Running Staff working high speed trains as “Intensive”.

30. Reduce Duty Hours of Nursing Staff thus honour Government’s decision.

31. Sufficient number of ticket checking staff posts need to be created for manning trains.

32. Revision of designations of various categories of staff need to be discussed and finalised.

33. Casual Labour/Substitutes acquired temporary status prior to 01/01/2004 should be covered under Liberalised Pension Scheme.

34. Grant Patient Care Allowance to all categories of staff working in the Railway Hospitals.

35. Implement norms for creation/sanction of new posts of SSE/JE (Signal), ESM, Helper (Signal) etc.

36. Negotiating foras of PNM at different levels and DC/JCM & NC/JCM to be made effective for resolving issues speedily.

37. Reduce duty hours of staff through realistic job analysis.

38. Amend Rules for providing employment to Wards of Employees.

39. Ensure Career improvement of Safaiwalis/Safaiwalas in Railways.

40. Provide quality Health care to employees, their families besides retired employees.

41. Fill vacancies of Doctors, Para Medical Staff and provide Super specialists in all Railway Hospitals.

42. Bring all Railway employees under Incentive Scheme in Workshops, PUs etc., wherever not covered.

43. Grant parity in Pay Structure for Stenographers in Railways at par with CSS/RBSS.

44. Training Allowance should be revised to 30% of pay in all Training Centres/Schools.

45. Rectify VIth CPC pay fixation of Loco Inspectors joined prior to 01/01/2006.

46. SPAD definition needs to he reviewed to prevent harassment and victimisation of Running Staff and safety category staff.

47. Make upward revision of Income Tax exemption limit in the case of running staff.

48. Running Rooms should be improved, air-conditioned and upgraded on priority.

49. Grant Project incentive allowance to the staff working in projects on Indian Railways.

50. Ensure creation of posts in safety/operational categories for manning new services and maintaining new assets without linking to matching surrender vis-à-vis automatic creation of posts on the basis of half yearly review.

51. Grant of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers.

52. Absorb quasi administrative units/offices staff against posts in GP Rs.1800/- PB-I.

53. Enhance the rates of Patient Care Allowance and Hard Duty Allowance and also cover other Para-medical staff.

54. Provision of Hostel facility for single women railway employees at all ‘Divisional Headquarters.

55. Setting up of a multi-disciplinary training institute for imparting training in rail related electronic technologies for the wards of Railway Employees.

56. Extension of medical facilities to the dependent parents of railway employees.

57. Liberalize compassionate appointment provisions.

58. Allotment of Pay Band-4 to Junior Administrative Grade Oflicers.

59. Induct Course completed Act Apprentices against Safety vacancies.

60. Remove restrictions on payment of Children Education Allowance/Hostel subsidy.

61. Allow retention of Railway Quarters by the wards of Safety staff employed under LARSGESS.

62. Allot adequate funds for maintenance of Railway Quarters as well as construction of new quarters.

63. Introduce Technological advance warning system to prevent deaths of Track Maintainers while on duty.

64. Grant Study leave with attendant incentives to the employees for pursuing higher studies.

65. Enhance Night Patrolling Allowance for Track Maintainers and adequate compensation should be given to Night Patrolmen.

The 27Ih National Convention resolves to urge upon the Central Government and Railway Ministry to take Steps for ensuring time-bound negotiations with NFIR for satisfactorily settling the issues listed above to generate satisfaction among all categories of Railway employees.

The National Convention also decides to direct NFIR affiliates to organize mass meetings, conferences, demonstrations, rallies at all levels duringthe next five months period to mobilize all categories of employees for mounting pressure on the Government to resolve issues through sustained dialogue.

NFIR DECIDES TO CONDUCT STRIKE BALLOT ON LONG PENDING DEMANDS OF RAILWAYMEN

This National Convention having taken stock of the labour situation as well as status on various pending demands agitating railway employees has come to a conclusion that the negative attitude of Finance Ministry, Government of India on several proposals of railway ministry relating to rectification of  CPC anomalies, improvement of Grade Pay of Running Staff Supervisory Officials etc, has created serious resentment and frustration among 13 lakh railway employees.

The National Convention takes note that adequate time has been given to the Government as well as Railway Ministry to resolve the issues through negotiated settlement.The National Convention also taken note of the Special Meeting held by the Railway Board on 23rd August, 2013 on important demands listed by NFIR but, however, found that there has been no improvement in sorting out the pending issues.

This National Convention, therefore, directs the NFIR affiliates to conduct Strike Ballot on the issues listed in the resolution passed by this Convention.

The National Convention further directs to conduct Strike Ballot on 17th & 18th January, 2014 while launching intensive campaign on the major demands with the Government as well as Railway Ministry which are already listed in there solutions passed by the Convention.

Source : NFIR

Restructuring of certain Group 'C' cadres in Railways - Clarification reg.

Restructuring of certain Group 'C' cadres in Railways - Clarification reg.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No.133/2013
No.PC-III/2013/CRC/6
New Delhi, dated 19.12.2013
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/Production Units, RDSO etc. &
Director General, Central Training Institutes.

Sub: Restructuring of certain Group 'C' cadres.

Reference item 2 ( Applicability to various cadres) of Board's letter No. PC.III/2013/CRC/4 dated 8.10.2013 (RBE No.102/2013).

Both the Federations ( AIRF/NFIR) had advised that Railways are facing difficulty in implementing the instructions contained in item 2 of Board's letter ibid regarding "only those temporary posts which are in operation for atleast three years may also be taken into account for the purpose of applying revised percentage" and requested Board to amend this clause.

In view of the above, the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) and it has been decided that existing instructions contained in item 2 of Board's letter PC-III/2013/CRC/4 dated 8.10.2013 (RBE No.102/2013), may be revised as follows:-

Item
Existing instruction
Modified instruction
(2)
These orders will be applicable to the permanent regular cadres ( excluding surplus & supernumerary posts) of the Open Line establishments including Workshops, Production Units, RDSO and Centralized Training Institutes. Only those temporary posts which are in operation for atleast three years may also be taken into account for the purpose of applying revised percentage. This will be subject to certification that these posts are meant for regular activities which will continue and not for any sporadic requirements.
These orders will be applicable to the permanent regular cadres ( excluding surplus & supernumerary posts) of the Open Line establishments including Workshops, Production Units, RDSO and Centralized Training Institutes. Temporary posts may be taken into account for the purpose of cadre restructuring subject to certification that these posts are meant for regular activities which will continue and not for any sporadic requirements. In the event of any temporary posts so reckoned being surrendered within a period of three years of their original creation, percentage distribution of posts in the cadre would also be suitably re-adjusted, not later than the time of the first subsequent annual review.

This issues with the approval of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

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(Vikram Gulati)
Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board
Source: AIRF & NFIR

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Grant of full sets of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) after 20 years of railway service

Grant of full sets of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) after 20 years of railway service
 RBE No.132/2013
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
E(W)2013/PS5-1/7
Dated-16.12.2013

Sub: Grant of full sets of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes (PRCP) after 20 years of railway service.

A clarification was sought by one of the railway/unit as to whether weightage  of 5 years in qualifying service in PRCP on voluntary retirement is to be continued or not.

2.  After careful examination, President Is pleas. to decide that the weightage of 05 years in qualifying service for PRCP on voluntary r.rement shall be discontinued.  Further, it has been decided that railway employee having railway service of 20 years or more shall be allowed to get full sets of PRCP.  Accordingly columns 1,2 and item (viii) under column 3 of Schedule IV (Post Retirement Complimentary Passes) of Railway Servants (Pass Rules, 1986 (revised edition-1993) shall be amended as per ACS-74 enclosed.

3.  The revised provisions will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

4.  In all other respects, the extant provisions of the Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (revised edition 1993) shall continue to apply.

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

6.  Hindi version will follow.

7.  Receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.

(N.C. Jain)
Dy.Dir.Estt(Welfare)
Railway Board
Source: AIRF

Training from NPTI for power sector employees

Training from NPTI for power sector employees

While answering to a question in Parliament, the Minister of State for Power Shri Jyotiraditya M.Scindia said that three proposals were received for establishment of new units of National Power Training Institute (NPTI) at Alappuzha, Kerala; Shivpuri, Madhya Pradesh; and Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh. The proposal for establishment of new unit of NPTI at Alappuzha, Kerala has been approved.

Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has notified “CEA (Measures relating to Safety and Electric Supply) Regulation, 2010” which, inter-alia, have provision for mandatory training for personnel engaged in Operation & Maintenance (O&M) of the Generation, Transmission and Distribution Systems of Electricity. The regulation also stipulate that every owner of Generating Station, Transmission System and Distribution System shall arrange training of personnel engaged in O&M in their own Institutes or any other Institute recognized by the Central Government or State Government.

Source: http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/training-from-npti-for-power-sector.html

Disbursement of pensionary benefits to all the combined service pension optee absorbed employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)

Disbursement of pensionary benefits to all the combined service pension optee absorbed employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & Information Technology

26-December-2013 13:27 IST

Disbursement of pensionary benefits to all the combined service pension optee absorbed employees of Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Limited (MTNL)

The Union Cabinet today approved the erstwhile all categories (Group A, B, C & D) of employees of the government absorbed in MTNL and who have opted for combined service may be given similar treatment in the matter of payment of pensionary benefits as available to the absorbed employees of BSNL. Accordingly, consequential amendments to the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, adjustments in respect of Government pension liability previously discharged by MTNL and proposed change in methodology in pension contribution as per FR-116 upto 31.12.2005 on the maximum of the IDA pay-scales and with effect from 01.01.2006 on the actual pay drawn in the IDA pay-scales will be made.

Based on the approval for payment of pensionary benefits to the erstwhile government employees absorbed in MTNL who have opted for combined pension in the same manner as in BSNL, necessary amendments in Rule 37-A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 to include MTNL along with BSNL, will be issued and adjustments in respect of Government pension liability previously discharged by MTNL will be done within three months.

This would help to resolve the long pending MTNL pension issue. The proposal entails an estimated recurring expenditure of approximately Rs. 500 Cr per annum besides adjustments in respect of Government pension liability previously discharged by MTNL. This decision would give benefit to approximately 43000 employees of Delhi and Mumbai.

Source: http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/disbursement-of-pensionary-benefits-to.html

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Simplification of Procedure for Payment of Family Pension by Persmin

Simplification of Procedure for Payment of Family Pension by Persmin
The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters specially issues concerning recruitment, training, career development, staff welfare as well as the post retirement dispensation. The Ministry is also concerned with the process of responsive people-oriented modern administration. Allocation of Business Rules defines the work allotted for the Ministry. The Ministry comprises of the following three Departments.
Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT)
Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG)

During the year 2013, the Department of Persmin initiated to simply the procedure for Payment of Family Pension…

Simplification of Procedure for Payment of Family Pension
The Government has decided that an employee/pensioner/family pensioner may at anytime make a request to the Appointing Authority for advance approval to the grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents. On the basis of this approval, authorisation shall be made in the original Pension Payment Order (PPO) at the time of retirement or by issuing a revised authority. The permanently disabled child/sibling/ dependent parents will receive family pension at the appropriate time, i.e., after the death of employee/pensioner and/or after the death/ineligibility of any other member in the family who was eligible to receive family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents.

Where there are other eligible prior claimants to family pension, the names of disabled child/children/dependent parents/permanently disabled sibling will be added to the PPO issued to the preceding eligible family pensioner. Family pension to these permanently disabled child/children/siblings/dependent parents will be payable after the death/ineligibility of the prior claimant, as the case maybe.

Grant of Family Pension to the family of missing employee/pensioner
Family pension is payable to the family of a Government employee or pensioner after his death. Difficulties in payment arise when a Government Servant or pensioner goes missing. Clarificatory instructions were issued by the Central Government for payment of benefits in such cases. According to these instructions, the family must lodge a report with the concerned police station and obtain a report from the police, that the employee or pensioner or family pensioner has not been traced despite all efforts made by them. The report may be a First Information Report or any other report such as a Daily Diary or General Diary Entry.

The family can apply for the grant of family pension, amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF and gratuity (whatever has not already been received) to the Head of Office of the organisation where the employee or pensioner had last served, six months after lodging of police report. The amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF will be paid to the family in the first instance as per the nominations made by the employee or pensioner on filling of a police report and submission of an indemnity bond.

Source : CGEN.in
[http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2013/12/simplification-of-procedure-for-payment-of-family-pension-by-persmin/]

Minutes of the 7th CPC Seminar on Common Demands COC KARNATAKA

Minutes of the 7th CPC Seminar on Common Demands COC KARNATAKA

The seminar on 7th CPC common demands held at Income Tax office Bangalore on 18/12/13 which was presided over by Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka.

The seminar  was attended by following affiliates of COC Karnataka.
1) All India Postal Employees Union.
2) Income Tax Employees Federation.
3) Postal Accounts Employees Association.
4) RMS Employees Association.
5) Central Ground Water Board Employees Association.
6) Indian Audit & Accounts Employees Association
7) Survey of India Employees Association.
8) Census Employees Association.
9) Atomic Energy (RMP Mysore) Employees Association.
10) P& T Audit Employees Association.
11) GPO Employees Association.
12) Postal Admin Employees Association.
13) Central Excise Employees Association.
14) CGHS Employees Association.
15) NAL Employees Association.
16) IMD Employees Association.
17) Civil Accounts Employees Association.

Other invitees and others 5 members. Total 135 members.
Deliberation of the Seminar started at 11 AM  and concluded at 4.30PM.

Comrade R.Seethalaxshmi  Vice President COC Karnataka welcomed the chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar.

Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka welcomed the Chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar.  He explained the background of conducting this seminar as the Central Government has decided to constitute the 7th CPC, hence this seminar will debate on the common issues of CG Employees to be presented in the 7th CPC. He further stated that the work paper has been circulated and it can be debated in this seminar, so that the COC view of Karnataka can be finalised.. At the same time he urged the affiliates to be prepared for struggle if the Government does not agree to the staff side demands of terms of reference. He assured the CHQ leaders Karnataka has always in the forefront of the CG movement.  He also thanked the ITEF leadership for making arrangements for this seminar including hall, printing of work paper, providing good food at subsidized rates etc.

Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka in his speech explained to the members right from the first Central Pay Commission to sixth Central Pay Commission, the Central Pay Commission has done injustice to the Employees by not awarding the right pay scales and fitment formula. The concept of fair wages has been deprived to CG Employees. Usually pay commissions had adopted a multiplying factor of 3.2 to 3.6 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales. But the VI CPC adopted conversion factor of about 2.6 at the lowest where as it was about 6 at the highest scale. By this method well established ration 1:12 between the lowest scale and highest scale was disturbed by the VI CPC.  He further elaborated how be struggle oriented approach the Confederation was able to get improvements in the recommendations of earlier pay commission reports.  He supported the decision of Confederation Hqrs to chalk out series of programmes to prepare the membership for strike.

Inaugural address by Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Govt. Employees New Delhi.
Inaugurating and initiating discussion of seminar Secretary General  congratulated the COC Karnataka for organising this seminar on the common demands of CG Employees which is first of its kind in the country. He also thanked the COC Karnataka for participation in strikes and struggles launched by Confederation. He narrated the circumstances under which the earlier pay commissions had been constituted. Even in case of VII CPC Confederation was first to raise the demand and later adopted by all organisations. Government after seeing the mobilisation for strike ballot proposed to be held in November 2013  announced the constitution of VII CPC. which has put pressure on the Government in announcing the 7th CPC, He explained to the members about the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM to the Central Government, He also informed that if the Central Government does not agree to our demands or the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM  then the Confederation will  take up struggle path.

Comrade M.Krishnan deliberated on the work paper prepared by the COC Karnataka and each and every item was discussed by him. He expressed satisfaction on the this report and informed the delegates that while preparing the 7th CPC  memorandum by the Confederation the views of the COC Karnataka will be taken into account, he also assured that the members will be consulted before finalising the 7th CPC memorandum as this will be displayed on the Confederation website. 

Presentation of work paper by Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka, He presented the work paper which was approved by the members.

Com Kameshawari from IMD wanted the  IMD to be declared as scientific department.

Com Ashok Kumar from Census wanted increase in tour TA/DA rates, Com R. Srinivas wanted filling up of vacant post.

Concluding address by Comrade M.S.Raja Working President of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees  New Delhi
In his speech he explained how the C. G. Employees were denied the trade union rights, he urged members to be prepared for the struggles and he explained how the struggles from first CPC to sixth CPC has yielded results. He also agreed to the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka.

Comrade K.S.Madhusudhan Secretary General  AICGWBEA and General Secretary COC  Harayana State.
In his speech he agreed on the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka, He explained the need for filling up  vacant post and travelling allowance to be provided to field staff. He urged all persons to prepare their 7th CPC memorandum, He informed that for CGWB a committee has been formed in which Com P.S.Prasad has been made member of the committee.
Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka made his concluding remarks and assured the Apex leadership that State unit will implement the calls of Hqrs in letter and spirit.

Seminar concluded at 4.30 Pm with Vote of thanks by Com Ravindranth Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka.

Source: www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

Withdrawal Process for NPS Subscribers - PFRDA

Withdrawal Process for NPS Subscribers - PFRDA
Exposure Draft on Operational Withdrawal Process-Request for feedback/comments from Public and All concerned

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

EXPOSURE DRAFT

ON PROPOSED OPERATIONAL WITHDRAWAL PROCESS FOR NPS SUBSCRIBERS

Issued on: 26th December, 2013
Last date to accept Comments: 31st January, 2014

In order to provide an efficient and system driven withdrawal process to NPS subscribers, PFRDA is proposing the following operational procedure for withdrawal of benefits under NPS.

Keeping the above in perspective, the draft operational withdrawal process is proposed and comments from the public and all concerned are invited. It may also be noted that suggestions on improving/ simplifying the process can also be given.

Comments/Feedback may be forwarded by email to the e-mail id k.sumit@pfrda.org.in latest by 31.01.2014. Comments should be given in the following format:
Name of entity/ person
Sr.No.Pertains to which
 Section/sub-section and
Page number
Proposed/
 suggested changes
Rationale
    

Written comments in the above format may be addressed to: 
 

Mr. Sumit Kumar 
Dy. General Manager 
Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority 
1st Floor, ICADR Building, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area Phase - II 
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070 

Dopt Orders on Consolidated Instructions on Forwarding of Applications of Government Servants for Outside Employment - reg.

Dopt Orders on Consolidated Instructions on Forwarding of Applications of Government Servants for Outside Employment - reg.

No.28011/1/2013-Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 23rd, December, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Consolidated Instructions on Forwarding of Applications of Government Servants for Outside Employment-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that various instructions/guidelines have been issued by the Government from time to time regarding forwarding of applications of Government Servants for posts outside their own Cadre. All such instructions issued till date have been consolidated under easily comprehensible headings for the facility of reference and placed as Annexure to this O.M. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all concerned.

2. Hindi version wIll follow.
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(J.A.Vaidyanathan)
Director (Establishment)
Annexure to DOPT O. M.No.28020/1/2010-Estt(C) dated December, 2013.

FORWARDING OF APPLICATIONS

GENERAL GUIDELINES

These guidelines relate to forwarding of applications of Government servants as direct recruit for posts within the Central Government, State Governments, Autonomous / Statutory Bodies, CPSEs etc. It may be noted that in a case in which a particular employee cannot be spared without serious detriment to important work in hand, public interest would justify withholding of his application even if otherwise the application would have been forwarded. It may be added for information that where for good and sufficient reasons an application is withheld no infringement of any Constitutional right is involved.
[O.M. No. 170/51-Ests., dated the 21.10.1952)

2. INTERPRETING THE TERM ‘PUBLIC INTEREST
a. The Heads of Departments should interpret the term ‘public interest’ strictly and subject to that consideration, the forwarding of applicatior should be the rule rather than an exception. Ordinarily, every employee (whether scientific and technical or non-scientific and non-technical personnel) should be permitted to apply for an outside post even though he may be holding a permanent post.

b. No distinction need be made between applications made for posts in a Department under the Central government, Autonomous Bodies or sub-ordinate offices, posts under the State Governments, posts in Public Sector Undertakings owned wholly or partly by the Central Government or a State Government and posts in quasi-Government organizations. They should all be treated alIke so far as the forwarding of applications is concerned. If, however, a Government servant desires to apply for a post in a private concern, he should submit his resignation or notice of retirement, as the case may be, before applying for private employment.

c. For this purpose, “scientific and technical personnel”, may be interpreted to mean persons holding posts or belonging to services which have been declared to be scientific or technical posts or scientific or technical service.
(OM. No. 70/10/60-Estt, (A), dated 09.05.1960 and O.M. No. 8/7/69-Ests(C) dated the 01.11.1970

3. GENERAL PRINCIPLES FOR DEALING WITH SUCH APPLICATIONS
The general principles to be observed in dealing with such applications are as under:

a. Applications from purely temporary Government Servants - Applications from such
Government servants should be readily forwarded unless there are compelling grounds of public interest for withholding them.

b. Applications from permanent Government servants - Both permanent non-scientific and non-technical employees as well as permanent scientific and technical employees could be given four opportunities in a year to apply for outside posts, except where withholding of any application is considered by the competent authority to be justified in the public interest. A permanent Government servant cannot justly complain of hardship or harsh treatment if his application for any other post or employment is withheld.

c. Applications of Government servants who have been given some technical training at Government expenses after commencement of service - Such Government servant cannot justifiably complain of hardship if he is not allowed to capitalize the special qualifications so gained by seeking other better employment. Withholding of application in such a case is therefore justifiable.

d. Applications of Government servants belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, other than ‘scientific and technical personnel — Applications for employment of temporary or permanent Central Government servants belonging to Scheduled Castes andScheduled Tribes should be readily forwarded except in very rare cases where there may be compelling grounds of public interest for withholding such application. The withholding of application should be the exception rather than the nile in the case of employees belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who should be afforded every facility to improve their prospects.

e. Application of Government servants for employment in private business and industrial firm. etc. - Where a Government servant (including a temporary Government servant) seeks permission, to apply for such employment, he should submit his resignation or notice of retirement, as the case may be, before applying for private employment. He cannot complain of hardship if his application is withheld. While a person remains in Government service, the State can legitimately refuse to surrender its claim on his services in favour of a private employer.
[O.M. NO. 170/51-ESTS., DATED ThE 21.10.1952; OM NO. 70/10/60-ESTS(A) DATED 09.03.1960. OM No.1/6/64-SCT.I DATED 19.03.1964; O.M NO, 5/2/68-ESTT.(C) DATED 06.O5.1968. OM No.8/7/69-ESTS(C)DATED 01.II.1970; OM No. 8/15/71-ESTS(C) DATED 16.09.1971, OM No. 8/22/71-ESTS(C) DATED16.10.1971]

4. PROCEDURE TO BE FOLLOWED IN THE CASE OF THOSE WHO APPLY FOR POSTS IN THE SAME/ OTHER CENTRAL GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS/STATE GOVERNMENT/ AUTONOMOUS BODY / CENTRAL PUBLIC SECTOR ENTERPRISES ETC.
a) Applications from Government servants for employment elsewhere, submitted otherwise than in response to advertisement or circulars inviting applications, should not be forwarded.
(O.M. No. 5/3/65-Ests(C) dated the 21.12.1965]

b) The applications may be forwarded in accordance with the general principles given inpreceding paragraphs. irrespective of whether the post applied for in the other department/offices permanent or temporary.

c) As for temporary Government servants they should, as a matter of rule, be asked to resign from the parent department/office at the time of release from the parent department/office. An undertaking to the effect that he/she will resign from the parent department/office in the event of his/her selection and appointment to the post applied for may be taken from his/her at the time of forwarding the application. This procedure is to be followed even in case of a temporary Government servant applying as a direct recruit for a post in the same organisation.

d) In the case of permanent Government servants, their lien may be retained in the parent department/office for a period of two years incase of the new post being in the Central/state Government. They should either revert to the parent department/office within that period or resign from the parent department/office at the end of that period. An undertaking to abide by these conditions may be taken from them at the time of forwarding the applications to other departments/office. In exceptional cases where it would take some time for the other department/office to confirm such Government servants due to the delay in converting temporary posts into permanent ones, or due to some other administrative reasons, the permanent Government servants may be permitted to retain their lien in the parent department/office for one more year. While granting such permission, a fresh undertaking similar to the one indicated above may be taken from the permanent Government servants by the parent department.

e) Permanent Government servants on their being selected for appointment in an autonomous Body / CPSE will have to resign before they are penitent to join the new organization. In their case no lien shall be retained and they will be governed by the orders issued by Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare regulating mobility of personnel between Central Govt and Autonomous Bodies / CPSEs etc.


f) The Terms of the bond need not be enforced in the cases of those who apply for appointment elsewhere, other than private employment, through proper channel. However, the obligations under the bond would be carried forward to the new employment. An undertaking to this effect may be obtained from the Govt. servant before he is relieved.
(OM. No. 60/37/63.Ests(A) dated 14.07.1967; OM No. 8/4/70-Ests(C) dated 06.03.1974; O.M.
No. 28016/5/85-Estt(C) dated 31.01.1986]

5. POSTS ADVERTISED BY UNION PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION (UPSC/STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION(SSC)
a) Where Government servants apply directly to UPSC/SSC as in the case of direct recruit, they must immediately inform the head of their Office/Department giving details of the amination/post for which they have applied, requesting him to communicate his permission to the Commission directly. If. however, the Head of the Office/Department considers it necessary to withhold the requisite permission, he should inform the Commission accordingly within thirty days of the date of closing for receipt of applications. In case any situation mentioned in para 6 below is existing, the requisite permission should not be granted and UPSC/SSC should be

immediately informed of this fact as also the nature of allegations against the Government servant. It should also be made clear that in the event of actual selection of Government servant, he would not be relieved for taking up the appointment, if the charge-sheet / prosecution sanction is issued or a charge-sheet is filed in a court for criminal prosecution, or if the Government servant is placed under suspension.

b) It may be noted that in case of direct recruitment by selection, i.e., “selection by interview”, it is the responsibility of the requisitioning Ministry/Department to bring to the notice of the Commission any point regarding unsuitability of the candidate (Government servant) from the vigilance angle and that the appropriate stage for doing so would be the consultation at the time of preliminary scrutiny, i.e., when the case is referred by the Commission to the Ministry/Departments for the comments of the Ministry’s representatives on the provisional selection of the candidate for interview by the Commission.
[OM. No. 14017/01/91-Estt.(RR) dated the 14th July, 1993 & O.M.No.20016/1/88-Estt.(C)
dated 18/07/1980)

c) When once the Administrative Authority has forwarded an application, it is mandatory that the Government employee concerned should be released to take up the new appointment. However, where subsequent to the forwarding of the application, but before selection if exceptional circumstances arise in which it may not be possible to release the official, the fact should be communicated to the Commission as well as to the official concerned. The decision not to release an official should be taken only where the circumstances referred to above arereally exceptional.
[OM. No. 60/43/64-Ests(A) dated the 24.08.1965)

6. CIRCUMSTANCES IN WHICH APPLICATION SHOULD NOT BE FORWARDED
Application of a Government servant for appointment, whether by direct recruitment, transfer on deputation or transfer, to any other post should not be considered/ forwarded., if-
(a) (i) he is under suspension; or
(ii) disciplinary proceedings are pending against him and a charge sheet has been issued; or
(iii) sanction for prosecution, where necessary has been accorded by the competent authority; or
(iv) where a prosecution sanction is not necessary, a charge-sheet has been filed in a Court of law against him for criminal prosecution.
(v) where he is undergoing a penalty — no application should be forwarded during the currency of such penalty.

(b) When the conduct of a Government servant is under investigation (by the CBI or by the Controlling Department) but the investigation has not reached the stage of issue of charge-sheet or prosecution sanction or filing of charge-sheet for criminal prosecution in a court, the application of such a Government servant may be forwarded together with brief comments on the nature of allegations and it should also be made clear that in the event of actual selection of the Government servant, he would not be released for taking up the appointment, if by that time any of the situations in (a) above arises.
[O.M. No. 14017/101/91-Estt.(RR) dated the 14th July 1993]

7. FORWARDING OF APPLICATIONS FOR POSTS ADVERTISED BY CENTRAL / PUBLIC SECTOR UNDERTAKINGS/ CENTRAL AUTONOMOUS BODIES
Applications of Central Government Servants in response to press advertisement for posts in Central Public Enterprises / Autonomous Bodies may be forwarded with a clear understanding with the employee that in the event of their selection for the post applied for they will sever their connections with the Government before joining the Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies. No lien shall be retained in ch cases. The relieving order should indicate the period within which the official should join the Public Sector Undertaking / Autonomous Body. Normally this period should not be more than 15 days. This period may be extended by the competent authority for reasons beyond the control of the official. Necessary notification/orders accepting the resignation of the Govt. servant from Govt. service should be issued from the actual date of his/her joining the Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body. The period between the date of relieving and the date of joining Public Sector Undertaking!/ Autonomous Body can be regulated as leave of the kind due and admissible and if no leave is due, by grant of extra ordinary leave. In case he/she is not able to join the Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body within the period allowed by the competent authority, he/she should report back to the paient office forthwith.

[Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare OM No. 4/15/88-P&PW(D) dated 13.11.1991]

Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/28011_1_2013-Estt-C.pdf]

Granting of Risk / Hardship Allowance to CAPF and CRPF

 Granting of Risk / Hardship Allowance to CAPF and CRPF

A question has been raised by the Member of Parliament about the provision of Special Allowances to CRPF Personnel deployed in difficult areas and encaged in counter insurgency operations in the country and the concerned Minster of State for Home Affairs Shri R.P.N.Singh replied as under...

Government of India has approved grant of Risk/Hardship Allowance to the combatized personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), upto the rank of Commandant, based upon their area of deployment in difficult areas.

The Risk Allowances in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas include Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Field Area Allowance and Counter Insurgency Operation

(CI Ops) Modified Field Area Allowance as detailed below :

(in Rs. Per month)
RankCI(Ops) in MFAACI(Ops) in FAA
CT37502875
HC45003450
ASI67505200
SI67505200
Inspector 67505200
AC 78756050
DC90006925
21C/Commandant97507500

# Counter Insurgency (Operation) Modified Field Area Allowance,

# # Counter Insurgency (Operation) Field Area Allowance.

Further, personnel of CAPFs, including CRPF, deployed in the areas/coordinates defined by the Army, are granted Field Area Allowance or the Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Allowance as admissible to the Army.

Government has approved Five Year Perspective Modernization Plan-II (2012-2017) for CRPF with a financial outlay of Rs.2619.16 crore which has been allocated to CRPF vide MHA order dated 20.6.2013. The various items, inter-alia, include modern Arms and Ammunition, Communication Equipments, Night Vision Devices, Surveillance Equipment, Special Purpose Vehicles etc.

Source: 90paisa.blogspot.in
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/granting-of-risk-hardship-allowance-to.html]

Latest strength of Indian Armed Forces

Latest strength of Indian Armed Forces

While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Defence Minister has given a detailed report in written reply of present strength of the Indian Armed Forces.

Increasing the strength of armed forces

The present strength of the Indian Armed Forces is as under:

Army
Navy
(as on 31.10.2013)
Air Force
(as on 01.12.2013)
Officers
(as on 01.07.2013)
Other Ranks
(as on 01.10.2013)
Officers
Sailors
Officers
Airmen
385741132473 88965160811918 130209

Force accretion of the Armed Forces is an ongoing process dictated primarily by capabilities to be achieved, threat perceptions, prevailing external strategic security environment and emerging technologies.  The force accretion programme is being pursued in accordance with the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan and the 12th Defence Plan (2012-2017).

Source: 90paisa
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/latest-strength-of-indian-armed-forces.html]

Extension of repayment period for educational loans..!

 Extension of repayment period for educational loans..!

Time Limit for Repayment of Educational Loans...

No such proposal is under consideration of the Government at present, the Minister of State for Finance said in a written reply in the Parliament on 6th December 2013 as follows...

"As per revised Model Education Loan Scheme of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), the students are allowed repayment period of 10 years for education loans upto Rs 7.50 lakh and 15 years for loans above Rs 7.50 lakh.

Students are allowed repayment holiday/moratorium during course period plus 1 year or 6 months after getting the job which ever is earlier.

No such proposal is under consideration of the Government at present".

Source: 90paisa.blogspot.in
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/extension-of-repayment-period-for.html]

Friday, December 27, 2013

Benefits of Sixth Pay Commission to Govt employees who retired before 1.1.2006

Benefits of Sixth Pay Commission to Govt employees who retired before 1.1.2006
Benefits of Sixth Pay Commission to retirees...

A question has been raised in the Parliament regarding the benefits of 6th CPC to the employees who retired before 1.1.2006, the Dopt Minister Shri V.Narayanasamy replied that the orders for implementation of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC for revision for pension of past pensioners were issued vide this Department’s Office Memorandum(OM) dated 1.9.2008. The provisions of Para 4.2 of this OM were clarified vide this Department’s letter dated 3.10.2008.

The Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in its order dated 1.11.2011 observed that by the OM dated 3.10.2008 the original orders of 1.9.2008 have been modified. Hon’ble CAT directed that the past pensioners may be granted, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, a minimum pension @ 50% of the minimum pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale with reference to the fitment table applicable for revision of pay of serving employees.

Writ Petitions were filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi challenging the above mentioned order.

In its order dated 29.4.2013, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has upheld the order dated 1.11.2011. After considering the order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and various representations received in this regard, Special Leave Petition was filed by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare filed an SLP in the Hon’ble Supreme Court against this order. This SLP came up for hearing on 29.7.2013 and was dismissed and the Review Petition was also dismissed.

Union of India has also filed SLP against the order dated 29.4.2013 in Writ Petitions No.2348/2012, 2349/2012 and 2350/2012 in the Hon’ble Supreme Court which came up for hearing on 19.11.2013. The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed to list the SLP alongwith CA No.8875-8876 of 2011 filed by Ministry of Defence and is now listed for hearing on 4.2.2014. The matter is therefore sub-judice.

Source: http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/benefits-of-sixth-pay-commission-to.html

Number of Posts Sanctioned, Filled and Vacant of Regular Civilian Employees in Central Government

Number of Posts Sanctioned, Filled and Vacant of Regular Civilian Employees in Central Government

 The below detail was submitted in a written reply in the Parliament by the Minister of DOPT Shri V.Narayanasamy on 12th December 2013 to a question regarding the number of Central Government employees is constantly decreasing due to non-filling up of vacancies for the last several years...

The Minister said that the details of the number of posts sanctioned, filled and vacant of Regular Civilian Employees in Central Government & Union Territory Administrations as per the ‘Brochure on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees for 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-12 brought out by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure), as on 1st March of the relevant year are as under:

As onNumber of sanctioned posts Number of incumbents in positionNumber of vacant posts
1.3.201036022953068359533936
1.3.201136635293081938581591
1.3.201236845433084530600013

The Ministries/Departments are required to fill the vacancies as per Recruitment Rules and extant guidelines. This Department issues instructions from time to time to all Ministries/Departments to fill up the vacant posts on timely basis. The data in this regard is not centrally maintained.

Source: 90paisa.blogspot.in
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/number-of-posts-sanctioned-filled-and.html]

Maximum age limit for recruitment of Ex-servicemen in the Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions

Maximum age limit for recruitment of Ex-servicemen in the Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions
Guidelines on reemployment of Ex-servicemen in Public Sector Banks/Financial services have been issued vide the Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs (Banking Division) (Now Department of Financial Services) OM No.261/16/89-SCT(B) dated the 30th May, 1990.

The OM prescribes the following maximum age limit for recruitment of Ex-servicemen in the Public Sector Banks/Financial Institutions:

1.Security Guard/Armed Guard45 Years
2.Clerical cadre50 Years
3.Sub-staff cadre other than Security Guard/Armed Guard50 Years
4.Chief Security Officer55 Years
5.Security Officers40 Years

The Public Sector Banks do not have any Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP) similar to Government.
 
The above information was submitted as in the written reply in Rajya Sabha on 12th Dcember 2013 by the Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Shri V.Narayanasamy.

Via: http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/12/maximum-age-limit-for-recruitment-of-ex.html

Encashment of Leave to be granted to Government Servants on their appointment in Central Public Enterprises

Encashment of Leave to be granted to Government Servants on their appointment in Central Public Enterprises
BSNL issued orders to follow the instructions said in the Dopt order published on 24.5.2011 regarding encashment of Leave to be granted to Government Servants on their appointment in Central Public Enterprises (CPSEs) for Government employees working in BSNL on deployment & subsequently get recruited in BSNL...

Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
Corporate Office
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
H.C.M. Lane, New Delhi —110001.
(PAT SECTION)

CIRCULAR No. 41
No. 1-13/2010-PAT(BSNL)
Dated the Dec., 2013

Sub: Encashment of Leave to be granted to Government Servants on their appointment in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) - for Government employees working in BSNL on deployment & subsequently get recruited in BSNL.

The undersigned is directed to endorse a copy of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions (Department of Personnel & Training) O.M, No.14028/3/2011- Estt.(L) dated 24th May, 2011 forwarded by Ministry of Communications & IT, Department of Telecommunications, vide F.No.79-04/2013-SU dated 19th Sept.,2013 to all concerned for information and necessary action.
Encl : As above.
sd/-
( A. Sinha )
Assistant General Manager (Pers-V)
4. All MinistriesDepartments may note for further action accordingly.

5. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Zoya C.B.)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.bsnleuchq.com
(http://www.bsnleuchq.com/Pen%20Om0001.pdf)

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Ex-servicemen status to retired personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)

Ex-servicemen status to retired personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 693
ANSWERED ON 10.12.2013

EX SERVICEMEN STATUS TO CAPF PERSONNEL

693 . Shri P.R. NATARAJAN
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Union Government has given approval to award Ex-servicemen status to retired personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF);

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the number of such personnel likely to be benefited by this decision?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N. SINGH)

(a) to (c): No, Madam. The Government has approved the proposal of this Ministry on 1.11.2012 to declare the retired Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) personnel from Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) and Sashastra Seema Ball (SSB) as Ex-Central Armed Police Forces personnel (Ex-CAPFs personnel). The above status is expected to provide better identity, community recognition and thus higher esteem and pride in the society to the Ex-CAPF personnel.The status of “Ex-CAPFs” is quite distinct from “Ex-servicemen” of Defence Forces. Based on such designation of Ex-CAPFs personnel, the State/UT Governments concerned may extend suitable benefits to them on the lines of the benefits extended to the Ex-servicemen of Defence Forces.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

BPMS published DOP&PW order regarding Fixed Medical Advance to the employees working in interior where AMA not available...

BPMS published DOP&PW order regarding Fixed Medical Advance to the employees working in interior where AMA not available...

No.4/4/2013 -P&PW-(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi,
Dated the 6th December, 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Reimbursement of medical expenses where payment of FMA is allowed to staff working in the interior where AMA not available - request of Shri Mukesh Singh.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a representation dated 27/6/2013 of Shri Mukesh Singh in original received through Deptt. of Expenditure vide letter No.164/EV/2013- Hindi dated 7.10.2013 for considering the grievances raised therein expeditiously in accordance with the extant rules/instructions under intimation to the representationist to whom a copy of this communication is also being endorsed.

Encl: As above.
sd/-
(Deepa Anand)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH

Ref: BPMS / CSMA / 156 (8/1/L)
Dated: 27.06.2013
To,
Smt. Sudha Krishnan,
Joint Secretary (Pers),
Govt of India, Min of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
Room No. 39-A, North Block,
New Delhi – 110001

Subject: Reimbursement of Medical Expenses where Payment of Fixed Medical Allowance is allowed to staff working in the interior where AMA not available.

Respected Madam,
 With due regards, it is submitted that this Federation has raised the subject matter before the Secretary, MOH&FW and Min of Defence on 05.07.2011 and reminded from time to time that Fourth Central Pay Commission (04th CPC) recommended in Para 16.9 as under;

“We recognize that employees covered by Medical Reimbursement Scheme (MRS) under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 are experiencing difficulties as regards the treatment and reimbursement of expenses incurred by them. There is also considerable administrative and accounting work involved in the settlement of claims. Various kinds of malpractices in the scheme have also brought to our notice. We, therefore, recommend grant of a Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 25/- per month for outdoor treatment to all employees covered by MRS. The expenses incurred on special diseases (cancer, diabetes, mental diseases, poliomyelitis, tubercular diseases and leprosy) and hospitalization may continue to be reimbursed to all employees as at present under the scheme”.

Thereupon Govt issued instructions vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 17th  July, 1990, 28th  Sep, 1991, that quantum of medical allowance of Rs. 25/- per month per employee working in interior may be granted where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 05 km, and if available, he is not willing to be appointed as AMA.

It is worth to mention here that the reimbursement of medical expenses for indoor treatment were allowed by the concerned authorities though the employee was drawing Rs. 25/- per month FMA.

Subsequently, Fifth Central Pay Commission (5thCPC) also recommended in Para 114.24 on the subject matter as under;

“We are in favour of a greater freedom of choice in obtaining medical aid and advice, where Central Government is unable to organize its own facilities for employees. Such a freedom, while aiming at development of employees within their own responsibilities, will reduce much of clerical work involved in medical reimbursement claims for day-to-day need. For serious ailments and hospitalizations, however, we still do not see any justification for removal of restrictions. Accordingly, we recommend that in areas presently covered by Medical reimbursement Scheme for outpatient purposes a medical allowance of Rs. 100/- per month per employee may be granted only for outpatient facilities, not provided by either CGHS or any departmental medical facilities.”

Thereupon Govt issued instructions to enhance the quantum of FMA to Rs. 100/- from Rs. 25/- per month per employee vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th  Jan, 1999, for employee working in interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 05 km, and if available, he is not willing to be appointed as AMA.

But this O.M. does not prohibit for reimbursing the medical expenses in case the Government Employee or his dependant is being treated as ‘indoor patient’ because the employee is being granted the Fixed Medical Allowance for the reimbursement of consultation fees paid to any doctor available in the interior areas. Even the employee has to bear the cost of medicines prescribed by such doctors and in such circumstances he is authorized for reimbursement of cost of medicines, any pathological test etc. as ‘Out Door Patient’.

Simultaneously, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, Govt introduced Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/- per month from 01.12.1997 to Central Government Pensioners/family Pensioners not covered under CGHS vide DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997. According to this scheme, a pensioner/family pensioner may opt either CGHS facility or Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/ which has been enhanced to Rs. 300/- vide your O.M. No. 390/2010-MS, Dated 14th  July, 2010. Since the issuance of the O.M. dated 19.12.1997 the medical reimbursement of the Govt employee and their family members has been discontinued.

 It is to be kept in the mind that the DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997 is concerned with the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners/family pensioners, where CGHS facility is not available, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, whereas this federation is raising the issue of Fixed Medical Allowance being granted to serving employees residing in the interior area and who are under the purview of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and have been granted Rs. 25/ per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 17th July, 1990, 28th Sep, 1991 and the quantum enhanced to Rs. 100/- per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999.

The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government/State Government/Local Municipality/Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled/granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 25/- or 100/- as FMA and whenever such medical facility will be provided to him, this FMA will be discontinued forthwith.

 Therefore you are requested to issue necessary directives to the authorities to reimburse the medical claims for indoor treatment where the serving employees are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month. Further, you are requested to make an arrangement for meeting with the reps of this federation and concerned authorities of MOH&FW according to your own convenient.

 Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary
BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH

Ref: BPMS / CSMA / 156 (8/1/L)

Dated: 15.10.2013
To,
Smt. Sudha Krishnan,
Joint Secretary (Pers),
Govt of India, Min of Finance,
Department of Expenditure,
Room No. 39-A, North Block,
New Delhi – 110001

Subject: Reimbursement of Medical Expenses where Payment of Fixed Medical Allowance is allowed to staff working in the interior where AMA not available.

Reference: 1. Your letter No. 164 / E V / 2013, dated 07.10.2013
2. This Federation’s letter of even no. dated 27.06.2013

Respected Madam,
Kindly accept our thanks for initiating the action on the subject matter and communicating the same to this recognized Federation vide letter cited under reference (1).

But, it is worth to mention here that the ‘Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare’ has nothing to do with the matter because the issue is not related to the pensioners.

 It is a matter of reimbursement of medical expenses where payment of Fixed Medical Allowance is allowed @ Rs.100/ per month to the staff working in the interior where AMA is not available.

Therefore, you are requested to issue necessary directives to the authorities of ‘Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Govt of India’ to redress the genuine grievances of serving employees (not pensioners), which is pending since long.
Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
 Secretary
Source : www.bpms.org.in
[http://bpms.org.in/documents/fma-2-7w3v.pdf]

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