Sunday, February 24, 2013

To Fix timeline for redressal of grievances - Web based Pensioner's Portal

To Fix timeline for redressal of grievances - Web based Pensioner's Portal

F. No. 55/20/2012-P&PW(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi, the 18th February, 2013

To
All Nodal Officers of all Ministries/ Departments
(Web Based Pensioners' Portal)

Sub: To Fix timeline for redressal of grievances.

As per software developed for monitoring of Pension related grievances, all on- line grievances of pensioners are being fed through web application CPENGRAMS available in the Pensioners' Portal maintained by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare and the same are forwarded online to the concerned Ministries/Departments/Organizations for their redressal.  It has, however, been felt that timely action is not being taken by various Ministries/Departments/ Organizations for redressal of grievances and same remain pending for unduly long periods. There is thus need to emphasis upon the concerned officers dealing with these grievances in your Department for taking timely action on the grievances of pensioners so that unnecessary delays could be avoided.  The regional offices and field officers, wherever they exist also need to be sensitized in this regard accordingly.

2. Any grievance redress system would be failing in its primary purpose of the minimum courtesy of acknowledging receipt of a complaint is not observed. As per the guidelines issued by administrative Reforms and Public Grievances vide its Office Memorandum No. K 15011/l/2006-PG, dated 22nd May, 2006, an acknowledgement has to be sent immediately and at the most within a period of three days of the receipt of the grievance and the grievance itself should be redressed within a maximum period of two months of its receipt. cases where it is not possible to give immediate reply, an interim reply should be given to the applicant. An immediate action by the concerned Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations will be steps towards pensioners' welfare and will go a long way in ameliorating the hardships of Pensioners. Further, in case it is not feasible to accede to the request made in the petition, a reasoned reply may be issued to the aggrieved citizen within this stipulated time limit.

3. As already requested earlier vide this Department's letters No. 41130/2011-P&PW(C) dated 13.01.2012 and 15.10.2012, you are once again requested to fix the time-line for timely redressal of grievances as per the guidelines issued by Department of AR&PG (copy enclosed). A detailed report on the action taken for implementation of these guidelines may also please be sent to this Department.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director

Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances No. K-15011/1/2006-PG dated 22 May, 2006.

No. K-15011/1/2006-PG
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances

Sardar Patel Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi, Dated: May 22, 2006

OFFICE MEMRANDUM

Subject: Activating machinery for redress of Public Grievances.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the consolidated guidelines issued by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances for prompt and effective redress of public grievances. It has been emphasized that a fully functional redress mechanism needs to be in place in all Ministries of Government of India and in the Department/Organizations under the Ministries for expeditious redressal of public grievances. It has further been emphasized that the system of grievance redress mechanism should be well publicized to ensure that the citizens are aware of the system and can interact with the Department to settle their grievances. However, complaints still continue regarding the delays and lack of response.

2. It is now reiterated that the following step may please be taken to ensure that the internal grievance redress machinery is in order for prompt redressal of grievances of citizens:-
(i) A grievance should be acknowledged immediately and at the most within three days of the receipt of the grievance. A grievance should be redressed within a period of a maximum of two months of its receipt. If finalization of a decision on a particular grievance is anticipated to take longer than two months, an interim reply should invariably be sent.
(ii) In case it is not feasible to accede to the request made in the petition, a reasoned reply may be issued to the aggrieved citizen within this stipulated time limit.
(iii) Grievances received in the Ministries may be analyzed periodically at a senior level to identify grievance prone areas of the Ministries/Departments to adopt systemic changes to eliminate the causes of grievances.
(iv) Wide publicity of the grievance mechanism available in the Ministry and the names, designation and address of Director of Public Grievances may be given.
(v) The Director of Public Grievances of the Ministries/Departments of Government .of India may call for the documents of the case and take a decision with the approval of the Secretary of the Ministry/Head of the Department/Organization if a grievance is not redressed within a period of three months.
(vi) Every Wednesday may be kept as meeting-less day for the Directors of Public Grievances for hearing the grievances of the citizens. The feedback mechanism may be ensured for an inbuilt mechanisms to correct deficiencies.
(vii) In order to promote responsive administration, the system of regular dialogue with user and citizen groups on grievance redress mechanism and service delivery may be strengthened.

(viii) The software (PGRAMS) developed by the Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances in consultation with National Informatics Centre (NIC) for efficient management of public grievances may be installed in all Ministries/Departments of Government of India.

(ix) The Department 'of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances with assistance from NIC has been providing necessary training to officers of different Ministries for better handling of grievances through PGRAMS for effective redressal of grievances of citizens.

All Ministries/Departments are requested to strengthen the Grievance Redress Mechanism to ensure effective redressal of public grievances. Action taken on the issues may be communicated to this Department.

Sd/-
(Shyamalima Banerjee)
Director (PG)

Source: http://pensionerportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/Cpengram1_180213.pdf]

Revision of PPO of pre-2006 pensioners / family pensioners

Revision of PPO of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners - (i) even if age/date of birth of spouse is not available, (ii) model advertisement for use by Ministries / Departments - regarding.

No. 1/20/2011·P&PW (E)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated: 28th January, 2013

Sub: Revision of PPO of pre-2006 pensioners / family pensioners - (i) even if age/date of birth of spouse is not available, (ii) model advertisement for use by Ministries / Departments - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number, dated 16.12.2011, 2.11.2012 and 14.11.2012 and OM No. 1/23/2012-P&PW(E), dated 13.09.2012 and 27.09.2012 on an extremely important issue, i.e. revision of the Pension Payment Order (PPOs) of pensioners/family pensioners who retired/died before 2006. The revision has to be done on priority because the pensioners are suffering harassment due to non-revision of their PPOs.

2. A number of initiatives were taken in the last quarter of 2012 such as allowing change in date of birth of spouse, use of certain documents for revision of PPOs, inclusion of present postal address and mobile and telephone number in the life certificate and use of e-scroll for extracting information from banks database. In order to further streamline the process, it has been decided to allow revision of PPOs even in those cases where date of birth/age of spouse is not given in the PPO or this information is not available in the office records. Such PPOs may be revised again when age/date of birth becomes available. It has also decided that only live cases in which pension/family pension is being disbursed will be included in the pendency statement of the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) and for this purpose e scroll alone will be relied upon by the CPAO.

3. A copy of the advertisement previously circulated to all Ministries / Departments vide this Department's OM of even number, dated 16.12.2011 for use by them for eliciting information from pensioners/family pensioners is enclosed. It is requested that the advertisement may be posted on the website and if desired get it published in the leading News Papers.

sd/-
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/PPO2_220213.pdf]

Fixation of Pay consequent upon 6th Pay commission Recommendations in cadres of Inspectors / P.A's Administrative Officers. reg.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA, MINISTRY OF FINANCE
CENTRAL BOARD OF DIRECT TAXES
DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX
(HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT)

ICADR Building. Plot No. 6, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area Phase-II
New Delhi - 110070. Ph: 26130592. FAX : 26130594

F. No, HRD/CMD/I75/9/2010-11/3740

Dt : 20/22/2/2013

To,
All the Chief Commissioners of income Tax (CCA)/DGITs

Madam/Sir,
Sub: Fixation of Pay consequent upon 6th Pay commission Recommendations in cadres of Inspectors / P.A's Administrative Officers. reg.

Sir,
Kindly refer to the above Subject.
2. The matter was referred to Department of Expenditure who have now conveyed their final advice as under :-

"Accordingly, Department of Revenue is informed that the fixation of pay as on 1.1.2006 is to be done only with reference to the actual pay scale of Rs. 6500-10500 and pay in the pay band so fixed will be the revised pay and thereafter, the Grade pay of Rs. 4600/.now admissible in the revised structure will he paid. In case there is anomaly whereby a senior promote officer draws less pay than the Minimum Entry pay of DRs who has joined after 01.01.2006, then the stepping up of pay senior promote may be considered at par with the pay of the junior DR appointed on or after 01.01.2006, subject to the following conditions:-

    a.Stepping up of the pay of seniors can be claimed only if in these cadres there is an element of direct recruitment and in cases where a direct recruited junior appointed on or after 01.01.2006 is actually drawing more basic pay than the seniors. In such cases, the basic pay of the seniors will be stepped up with reference to the pay of the directly recruited junior provided they belong to the same seniority list for all purposes.

    b.Government servants cannot claim stepping up of their revised basic pay with reference to the entry pay in the revised structure for direct recruits appointed or after 01.01,2006, as lain down in section 11 of part A of the first schedule to the
    CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, if their cadre does not have in element of direct recruitment or in cases where no junior is drawing basic pay higher than them.

    c.Stepping up of pay of the seniors shall not be applicable in cases where direct recruits have been granted advance increments at the time of recruitment.
    Overpayment over and above this will have to be recovered in an administratively suitably way."

3. In pursuance to the final advice given by Department of Expenditure it is directed that pay fixation of the Inspectors/PAs/AOs in the Sixth CPC revised pay scales should be done w.r.t. the pre revised scales of Rs.6500-10500 along with Grade Pay of Rs.4600 with stepping up being resorted to whenever applicable as advised by DOE.

4. In so far as the issue of recovery of excess payments already made in deserving cases, it is clarified that such excess payments already made can be waived as per provision of Rule 17 of the DFPRs. Under certain specific circumstances all the CCIT(CCAs) may accordingly a analyse all the cases in which recoveries are to be made and refer the deserving cases for further necessary action under Rule V of the DFPRs to the Board. The cases should be referred to the DIT(B&E) under DIGIT (Logistics) as separate budget will need to be provided for the proposed remissions and the matter will need to be taken up first with the IFU before it is sent to the DOE.

5. This issues with the approval of the Chairperson, CBDT.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Sanjar Gosain)
Deputy Director of Income Tax(HRD)
New Delhi.

Source: www.irsofficersonline.gov.in
[http://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/1222201332218.PDF]

Granting of MACP-3 to Master craftsman holding the posts prior to 01.01.2006 and re-designation / Transfer to Chargeman (T) in Defence Establishments

INDWF writes a letter to Dopt regarding the issue of MACP-III in Defence Establishments to Master Craftsman, the letter is reproduced and given below for your information...
 

INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
 
INDWF/MACP/2013/3001

Date: 07.01.2013
To
The Secretary to Government of India,
Department of Personnel & Training,
New Delhi 110 011.
 
Sub: Granting of MACP-3 to Master craftsman holding the posts prior to 01.01.2006 and re-designation/Transfer to Chargeman (T) in Defence
 
Ref: i) DOP&T letter ID No.7680/12/CR dt.13.07.2012 & M of D ID No.11 (5)/2009-D (Civ-1) dt 23.07.2012
ii) Our representation to DOP&T letter No.INDWF/MACP/M of D/3001/2012 dt 22.11.2012 and 11.12.2012

Sir,
In continuation to our above reference letters cited above, we further wish to submit our representation on the above subject for your early and speedy actions to grant 3rd MACP to MCM and Chargeman transferred from MCM in the Defence Establishments.

MOD I.D.No.11 (1)/2002/D(Civ-I) dated 20.05.2003 states that:
 
“Highly Skilled Grade II and Highly Skilled Grade I have been merged w.e.f. 01.01.1996 and the grade structure of skilled and Highly Skilled Grade categories shall be in the ratio of 65:35 with 10% of Highly Skilled employees as Master Craftsman w.e.f. 01.01.1996 to 19.05.2003.

Para 3(b) of the MOD I.D. dated 20.05.2003 further states that “Master Craftsman shall not be part of the Hierarchy and the placement in this grade will not be treated as promotions for Highly skilled Grade either under normal promotion rules or under ACP Scheme”
 
Employees having MCM Grade prior to 01.01.2006 and MCM got transferred to Chargeman were considered for 3rd MACP and granted Rs.4,600/- Grade Pay.  Based on MOD I.D. dated 23.07.2012,   PC of A Fys, Kolkatta issued instructions vide their letter No.Pay/Tech-II/04/2012/20 dated 02.10.2012 to all CDA’s/Br. Accounts Office to implement the ibid M of D order dt.23.07.2012 allowing the Grade Pay of Rs.4,200/- instead of Rs.4,600/- to MCM’s who got 3rd MACP upgradation and resultant over payment if any may be recovered.  Based on that, the recovery on overpayment was proposed.  On the representation pending with DOP&T, it was agreed by PC of AFys, Kolkatta to maintain the STATUS QUO upto December 2012 due to which the recovery has been kept in abeyance for one month till December 2012.
 
In respect of the issue, we would like to request you to review your clarifications given to M of D vide your letter dt 13.07.2012.  The following points needs to be considered on the reasons given below in this regard

  • i. The post of Master craftsman does not find mention as feeder category in any of the SROs for Chargeman.  The Master Craftsman are being made Chargeman using the provisions of existing SRO 13(E) of 1989 in which HS is the feeder grade and Master Craftsman being part of Highly Skilled grade was eligible for promotion to Chargeman.
  • ii. Therefore, consequent upon implementation of 4 grade structure in respect of Artisan Staff, MCM are being made Chargeman which happens to be in the same Grade pay of Rs.4200/- without giving them any benefits of pay fixation.  This movement of MCM to Chargeman cannot be construed as promotion in the same grade.
Reference is also invited to Clarification No.35 of DOP&T OM F.No.35035/1/97-Estt(D)/(Vol.IV) dated 18th July 2001, which is being reproduced below for ready reference
Sl.No.
Point of Doubt
Clarification
35
Whether placement/appointment in higher scales of pay based on the recommendation of the Pay Commissions or Committees set up to rationalise the cadre is to be reckoned as promotion/financial upgradation and offset against the two financial up gradations applicable under the ACP Scheme?
Where all the post are placed in a higher scale of pay, with or without a change in the designation, without requirement of any new qualification for holding the post in the higher grade, not specified in the Recruitment Rules for the existing post and without involving any change in responsibilities and duties, then placement of all the incumbents against such upgraded posts is not be treated as promotion/upgradation.
 
Thus the following become very evident from the above elucidations.
 
a. The post of MCM was not post of hierarchy prior to 01.01.2006 and as such movement of an employee from Highly Skilled to Master Craftsman cannot be treated as promotions for any purpose, including ACP/MACP.

b. As per DOP&T OM of 2001, it is clear that since all the posts of MCM as on 31.12.2005 were enbloc upgraded to Higher Pay Scale, the higher pay scale granted to MCM w.e.f.01.01.2006 cannot be treated as promotion.  Accordingly the MCM who are placed in the pre-revised pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 w.e.f. 01.01.2006 are entitled for their next ACP/MACP in PB 2 + Grade Pay Rs.4600/- by ignoring the higher pay scale granted to them w.e.f.01.01.2006

c. The post of MCM, is part of hierarchy w.e.f. 01.01.2006 but not a feeder post to Chargeman, and as such any movement from MCM to Chargeman cannot be treated as a case of promotion in the same Grade pay.

A copy of PC of A(Fys) circular no.Pay/Tech-II dated 05.10.2012 is also being enclosed, wherein it has been clearly opined that in view of various Government communications on the subject of ACP/MACP, the post of Master craftsman should logically get 3rd MACP in the Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-.
 
In view of the facts as stated above, OFB has recommended that the post of  Master Craftsman should get 3rd MACP in the Grade Pay of Rs.4600/-.  It is therefore requested that the matter be viewed afresh by DOP&T in the light of above facts and get the matter resolved at an early date.
 
Since the recovery has been kept in abeyance by PC of A Fys, Kolkatta till December 2012, it is requested that an early decision in this regard is most important as many employees including retiring employees fixation of pension and granting of terminal benefits etc. In E-in-C’s Directorate, the Master Craftsman is not having any further promotion to next higher grade.
 
On the basis of the report in this respect submitted by Ordnance Factory Board to M of D and the same was submitted to DOP&T by M of D, an immediate action is required at the earliest for settling the matter by granting 3rd MACP to MCM and the MCM transferred to Chargeman(T) as it is not a feeder grade to Chargeman as per the provisions of the existing SRO.
 
An early action in this regard is expected at an early date.


Yours Sincerely,
sd/-
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary, INDWF & 
Member National Council (JCM) Standing Committee
 
Source: www.indwf.blogspot.in

Permanent absorption of Central Government employees and employees of the Union Territories in the autonomous bodies of the Union Territories counting of service for pension

No.28 (22)/84-P&PW
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

New Delhi, the 4.2.1986

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Permanent absorption of Central Government employees and employees of the Union Territories in the autonomous bodies of the Union Territories counting of service for pension.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the Department of Personnel & AR‘s (now Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare) O.M. No, 28/10/84-Pension Unit dated 29.8.84 down the provisions for regulating the cases of the Central Government employees going over to a Central autonomous; body or vice-versa for purpose of counting of past service for pension in the new organisation, and to say that certain Union Territory Administrations have sought clarification if the autonomous bodies of the UT’s financed wholly or substantially by the UT Administrations can be treated at par with the autonomous bodies of the Central Government for the purpose of implementing the instructions contain in O.M of 29.8.84 referred to above.

In this context it has also been pointed out by the UT Administrations that there are similarities between the administrations of the UTs and the Central Government extending to the terms and conditions of employment of the staff of the UTs, their scales of pay, then governance by the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 etc. It has, therefore, been urged that the benefit available to the employees of the Central Government when absorbed in autonomous bodies wholly or substantially financed by the Central Government and vice versa for counting of past service for pension, should also be extended to the employee of the UTs when absorbed in the autonomous bodies wholly or substantially financed by the Govts. Of UTs and vice versa.

2. The matter has been examined by this Department in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Exp.) and the following decisions have been taken:

(a) Central Govt. employees moving to autonomous/statutory bodies of the Union Territory will also get the benefit of O.M. dated 29.8.1984.

(b) Employees of the Union Territory moving to the Central autonomous / statutory bodies or Autonomous / Statutory Bodies of the same Union Territory will also be entitled to the benefit of O.M. dated 29.8.1984.

3. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these order are issued with the concurrence of the C&AG.

sd/-
(Hazara Singh)
Dy. Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.pensionersportal.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/Service_040286.pdf]                 

'Two Days Nationwide Strike a Thundering Success' - NFPE & FNPO

'Two Days Nationwide Strike a Thundering Success' - NFPE & FNPO

TWO DAYS STRIKE EXHIBITED THE TOTAL UNITY AND PROTEST OF POSTAL & RMS EMPLOYEES

Entire Postal and RMS services came to a standstill


We (NFPE & FNPO) once again extend our warm greetings and congratulations to all Postal and RMS employees who made the two days nationwide strike a thundering success. About 1,50,000 Postal and RMS offices including Branch Post offices remained closed for two days. About more than five lakhs employees including GDS struck work. Though the strike will be over tonight, the struggle against the anti-worker policies will continue. Let us keep this unity and fighting spirit intact.

Unity for Struggle, and struggle for unity

Thank you, Thank you all

M. Krishnan                                                
Secretary General                                      
NFPE

D. Theagarajan
Secretary General
FNPO    

Source: NFPE

2 Days Strike : Press statement by the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers...

2 Days Strike : Press statement by the Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers...

SPECTACULAR SUCCESS OF TWO-DAYS STRIKE BY C.G.EMPLOYEES ALONGWITH WORKING CLASS OF INDIA
CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS

PRESS STATEMENT

About 8 lakhs Central Government employees took part in the 48 hour (two day) general strike yesterday and today organised by the Indian working class as per the call of the Joint platform of 11 Central Trade Unions of the country. Besides 5 lakh Defence Civilian employees are also reported to have participated in this historic action.

The Strike was total and cent per cent in Income tax and Postal departments. The participation ranged from 60 to 90% in other Government of India organisations except in the Central Secretariat. As per the report, the strike was total in Assam, Tripura, West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar Andhra Pradesh, Tamilnadu, Kerala, Chhattisgarh and 60 to 70% in Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana and partial in other States.

In Delhi, the Income tax and RMS offices of the Postal Department virtually remained closed. Not a single employee reported for duty in these offices. Many offices of the Civil Accounts and Post offices in Delhi also did not function on these two days.

Many establishments of Printing and Stationery, Indian Bureau of Mines, Geological Survey of India, Medical Depots, Customs, Ground Water Board, ISRO, Directorate of Marketing Inspection, Civil Accounts, Central Public Works Department remained closed throughout the country on both the days.

The National Secretariat of the Confederation places on record its sincere gratitude and appreciation of the efforts undertaken by the State/Branch level leaders to make this historic action of the Indian working class a resounding success by eliciting the total participation of the Central Government employees. The success of the two days strike action will no doubt embolden the employees and workers to chalk out intensified action programme including indefinite strike action to compel the Govt. to rescind the anti-people economic policies pursued since 1991.

K.K.N. Kutty
Secretary General.

Source: www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

In order to recovery and adjustment of Govt. dues from retirement gratuity from retirees - Pension Portal Orders

In order to recovery and adjustment of Govt. dues from retirement gratuity from retirees - Pension Portal Orders 2013

"Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants – clarification regarding"


No.20/16/1998-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Dlehi – 110 003
Dated the 19th February 2013.

Subject: Withholding of 10% gratuity from the retiring Government servants – clarification regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving representations from individuals and Pensioners Associations that Government Departments have been withholding 10% of the amount of gratuity from each retirees even when they had not been provided any Government accommodation.

2. The recovery and adjustment of Govt. dues from retirement gratuity is regulated under Rules 71 to 73 of the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972. Rule (1) to (3) of Rule 72 ibid provide for recovered of actual amount of Govt. dues in respect of Govt. accommodation from pay & allowances before retirement and from Retirement Gratuity. Sub rule (5) of Rule 72 ibid stipulates that if, in any particular case, it is not possible for the Directorate of Estates to determine the outstanding licence fee, that Directorate shall inform the Head of Office that ten per cent of gratuity may be withheld pending receipt of further information. The withheld amount of gratuity is to be paid back to government servant immediately on production of ‘No Demand Certificate’ (NDU) from Dte of Estates. Thus, if no ‘Govt. dues’ in respect of Govt. accommodation are outstanding then the rules do not provide for withholding of any part of the gratuity on retirement of the Govt. servant. If no Government accommodation is allotted to a Government servant, in accordance with Dte of Estate’s OM No. 18011/5/1990-Pol-III dated 12.10.2010, it is for the Administrative Ministry to issue an ‘NDC".

3. As regards recovery in respect of ‘Govt. dues’ other than those pertaining to Govt. accommodation, the Head of Office is required to complete assessment of such dues eight months prior to the date of retirement [Rule 73(2)]. The actual amount of such dues and the dues   which come to the notice subsequently and remaining outstanding are to be adjusted against the amount of retirement gratuity becoming payable to the Govt. servant on retirement. Thus, there is no provision for withholding any part of gratuity for the purpose of recovery of outstanding government dues other than those pertaining to government accommodation.

sd/-
(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director

Source : www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/Gratuity_20022013.pdf]

Advance increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. reg.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen General Secretary Shri.M.Raghavaiah writes a letter to the Secretary of Railway Board to implement the guidelines given by DOPT of granting advance increments to stenographers at the earliest…

We have reproduced the content of the letter and given below for your information...

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No.1/3

Dated: 18/02/201.3

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub : Advance increments granted to Stenographers of Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand at 100/120 w.p.m. regarding.

The NFIR is in receipt of an O.M.No.1/1/2010-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 6th December, 2012 issued by the Department of Personnel & Training.

The Department of Personnel & Training have issued revised instructions for grant of Advance increments to the Stenographers working in Subordinate Offices on qualifying speed test in shorthand @ 100 / 120 w.p.m. consequent to implementation of the recommendations of 6th Central Pay Commission, A copy of the O.M. is enclosed,

NFIR requests that corresponding instructions in favour of Stenographers working on the Zonal Railways and Production Units may please be issued by the Railway Board at the earliest.

DA/As above

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

Simplification of Pension Procedure - Amendment in para 15 and para 16 of “Scheme for payment of pensions to Central Govt. Civil Pensioners by Authorised Bank".

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Central Pension Accounting Office
Trikoot-II, Bhikaji Cama Place
New Delhi.

CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2012-13/325
18.02.2013

Office Memorandum

Subject: - Simplification of Pension Procedure - Amendment in para 15 and para 16 of “Scheme for payment of pensions to Central Govt. Civil Pensioners by Authorised Bank".

Attention is invited to the provisions contained in paras 15 and 16 of the Scheme Booklet regarding submission of life & other certificates and inter bank / intra bank transfer of pension Account.

2. Keeping in view the need to make the process of submission of certificates user friendly and in line with the technological advancement in the banking industry, it has been decided to allow pensioner/family pensioner to submit the life certificate as well as other certificates to any branch of the Bank through which his /her pension/family pension is being disbursed.

3. Further with the introduction of CBS and implementation of CPPC, the pensioner/family pensioner who is desirous of transferring his/her pension account from one branch to another branch (whether local or out station) of the same bank should has the option of putting in his/her request at either of the two branches instead of the present dispensation wherein transfer request is entertained only at the home branch. The transfer application will require mentioning both account numbers (in the old & new branch) with both branch contact details. The branch receiving the application will scan and register the same to CPPC. CPPC Will coordinate the continuity of disbursement of monthly pension / family pension without any break.

4. All banks are hereby directed to follow the above procedural modifications in pension process and issue necessary instructions toall concerned accordingly.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare, Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances & Pensions and Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

sd/-
(Vandana Sharma)
Chief Controller (Pensions)

Source: www.cpao.nic.in
[http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/office_docu%20001.pdf]

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