Monday, August 19, 2013

RAILWAY EMPLOYEES STRIKE: 7th CPC, MERGER OF DA Etc - Government Reply in LOK SABHA

RAILWAY EMPLOYEES STRIKE: 7th  CPC, MERGER OF DA Etc - Government Reply in LOK SABHA

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF  RAILWAYS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED  QUESTION NO: 897
ANSWERED ON: 08.08.2013
STRIKE BY RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

897 .    Shri GURUDAS DAS GUPTA
  
R. THAMARAISELVAN
P. LINGAM
S. RAMASUBBU

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:-


(a) whether the All India Railwaymen’s Federation and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have threatened to go on an indefinite strike in case their demands are not met;

(b) if so, the details thereof; and

(c) the reaction of the Railways thereto and the manner in which the Railways propose to address the situation so as to prevent such strike?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (SHRI ADHIR RANJAN CHOWDHURY)

(a) and (b): All India Railwaymen’s Federation (A.I.R.F.) and National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (N.F.I.R.) have made numerous demands. Some of the demands are setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission, abolition of New Pension Scheme, merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay, filling up of all vacant posts, implementation of the report of Joint Committee for career growth of Track Maintainer, reduction in duty hours of staff. While A.I.R.F. have indicated that if their grievances are not resolved in a time bound programme, the Federation would be compelled to conduct strike ballot as a first step. N.F.I.R. have decided to give a time of four months to the Government for satisfactorily settling their demands failing which the Federation will be compelled to give call for ‘Indefinite Strike’ on Railways.

(c): Some of the demands like setting up of VIIth Central Pay Commission (7CPC), abolition of New Pension Scheme, Merger of Dearness Allowance with Pay which are not within the purview of Ministry of Railways are being considered for referring to concerned Ministries/ Departments. In accordance with Government’s policy, other demands of the Federations are given due consideration within the framework of existing rules and financial constraints, and action as considered necessary is taken.

ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP AND ALL INDIA WOMEN’S CONVENTION

ALL INDIA TRADE UNION EDUCATION CAMP AND ALL INDIA WOMEN’S CONVENTION

1. All India Trade Union Education Camp of Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers will be held at MUMBAI on 2013 November 15th and 16th (Friday and Saturday)

2. All India Women’s Convention of Confederation will be held at NEWDELHI on 2013 November 25th and 26th (Monday and Tuesday)

Detailed Circulars will follow.


(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
Confederation
Source: Confederationhq

Execution of e-leave management system

Execution of e-leave management system

Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Telecommunications
Sanchar Bhavan, 20 Ashoka Road, New Delhi — 110 001

Dated 15th July 2013


Sub: Implementation of e-leave management system.

IT Cell, DoT is requested to provide requisite guidelines/training to all officers/officials working in DoT(HQ) so that e-leave management system may be implemented completely. Requisite in-puts for this purpose have already been provided by Administration Wings to IT Cell. Staff of Admn. have also taken part in the training organized by IT Cell during month of June, 2013, however, being familiar with c-leave management system, mostly by Admn. Staff, does not serve the purpose of implementation of this system. IT Cell is, therefore, requested to organize training on c-leave management system for all employees of DoT (Hqrs).


SD/-
Nirmala Dev
Under Secretary(Admin.II)
SOURCE: http://www.dot.gov.in/sites/default/files/DOC160713.pdf

Number of Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Country and Total Staff Strength

Number of Kendriya Vidyalaya in the Country and Total Staff Strength

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-671
ANSWERED ON-12.08.2013

Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country
671 . SHRI T.K. RANGARAJAN
(a) the number of Kendriya Vidyalayas throughout the country;
(b) the sanctioned strength of staff for these schools;
(c) whether there is any short fall in the sanctioned strength; and
(d) if so, the measures proposed to fill up the shortfall?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(DR. SHASHI THAROOR)

(a) The number of Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) throughout the country at present is 1091.
(b) As on date the total sanctioned strength of teaching and non-teaching posts in the KVs is 57,170.
(c) No, Sir.
(d) A total of 9853 posts in different categories are lying vacant in KVs all over the country. The occurrence of the vacancies due to retirement, resignation etc. and the filling up of these vacancies by promotion, direct recruitment and limited departmental examination as per the provisions of the Recruitment Rules of the KVS, is a continuous process. The shortfall of teachers, if any, is met by measures like placement on contractual basis and by providing teachers from the neighboring KVs so that the education of the students do not suffer.

Source: Rajya Sabha Q&A

Granting of Grade Pay hierarchy to UDC to the next promotional post of Assistants - Ministerial Staff Association

Granting of Grade Pay hierarchy to UDC to the next promotional post of Assistants - Ministerial Staff Association
Secretary General of Ministerial Staff Association writes a detailed letter to the Secretary of Department of Science and Technology regarding the discrepancies in implementation of MACP Scheme to the ministerial staff working in the department of Survey of India.

Particularly the Upper Divisional Clerk (UDC) may be granted 4200 Grade Pay under the MACP Scheme to next promotional post of Assistant…

The detailed letter has been uploaded in the official blog of Ministerial Staff Association, for your ready reference we have reproduced and given below…


GRANT OF THE BENEFITS UNDER MACP TO UPPER DIVISION CLERK (UDC) AND OTHER MINISTERIAL STAFF OF SURVEY OF INDIA IN THE HIERARCHY OF THE PROMOTIONAL GRADE – REQUEST FOR.

MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION

SURVEY OF INDIA, CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS : DEHRADUN

C/o NPG, Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun-248 001

No.CHQ- 31 /MSA/2013
Dated 14 -8-2013

To
The Secretary to the Government of India,
Department of Science and Technology,
(Ministry of Science and Technology)
Technology Bhawan, New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-110 016.

(Through the Surveyor General of India)

SUB: GRANT OF THE BENEFITS UNDER MACP TO UPPER DIVISION CLERK (UDC) AND OTHER MINISTERIAL STAFF OF SURVEY OF INDIA IN THE HIERARCHY OF THE PROMOTIONAL GRADE – REQUEST FOR.

Sir,
With due respect, I would like to submit the following few lines on the subject for favour of your kind consideration and necessary action:-

1) That the Ministerial Staff of Survey of India are recruited to the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) in the then pay scale of Rs.950-1500. The said pay scale was revised to Rs.3050-4590 w.e.f. 1-1-1996 in terms of the Fifth CPC. The said pre-revised pay scale was revised to Pay Band-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.1900 w.e.f. 1-1-2006 in terms of the Sixth CPC.

2) That as per the provisions contained in the Recruitment Rules for the Ministerial Staff, the LDCs are eligible to be promoted to the post of UDC on completion of 8 years regular service by DPC (1s promotion). It is also provided in the said Rules that the LDCs can be promoted to the post of UDCs after completion of 3 years regular service subject to passing of the 25% the Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the post of UDCs (1st Promotion). Accordingly, the LDCs are promoted to the post of UDCs by DPC/LDCE in the pay scale of Rs.4000-6000.

3) That it is also provided in the said Recruitment Rules of Ministerial Staff that UDCs in the pay scale of Rs.4000-6000 shall be eligible for promotion to the post of Assistants by DPC (2nd promotion) in the pay scale of pre-revised Rs.5000-8000 (previous pay scale Rs.1400- 2300) after 5 years service as UDC.

4) That it is also provided in the Recruitment Rules of Ministerial Staff that Assistants in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000 shall be eligible for promotion to the post of Office Superintendent (Rs.5500-9000) by DPC (3rd promotion) after 3 years service as Assistant. But due to lack of appropriate promotional ratio, the incumbents are not granted promotion within the prescribed residency period and hence are stagnating in the same post. The Hierarchy Chart for the Ministerial Staff in Survey of India is annexed as Annexure-1 for your ready reference please.

5) That it is submitted that based on the recommendations of the Fifth CPC, Government of India introduced the Assured Career Progression Scheme (ACP Scheme) under DoP&T’s OM No.35034/3/97-Estt. (D) dated 9-8-1999. The main objective of the Scheme was to deal “with the problem of genuine stagnation and hardships faced by the employees due to lack of promotional avenues”. In said Scheme, it was provided for grant of two financial upgradations in the promotional hierarchy of the cadre on completion of 12 and 24 years of service respectively, counted from the direct recruitment grade. The said benefits under the ACP shall be applicable w.e.f. 9-8-1999.

6) That at the time of the introduction of the ACP Scheme, there was an acute stagnation in the LDC, UDC and other cadres in the Ministerial Staff. Accordingly, most of the LDCs were granted 1st ACP in the next hierarchical grade i.e. in the pay scale of Rs.4000-6000 w.e.f. 9-8-1999 or on completion of 12 years. A number of LDCs and UDCs were also granted 1st and 2nd ACP in the 1st and 2nd promotional grade i.e. in the pay scale of Rs.4000-6000 and Rs.5000-8000 (Pre-revised pay scale of Assistant) respectively w.e.f. 9-8-1999 or on completion of 24 years of service.

7) That the Govt. of India implemented the recommendations of the Sixth CPC under Ministry of Finance’s Notification No.F.No.1/1/2008-IC dated 29-8-2008 effecting from 1-1-2006 and accordingly LDC. UDC, Assistant, Office Superintendent and Establishment & Accounts Officers were placed in the pay structure furnished as under:-
Sl. No.Name of postPay scale as per Fifth CPCMinimum service for promotion to next gradePay scale as per Sixth CPC
1LDCRs.3050-45908Pay Band-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.1900
2UDCRs.4000-600010Pay Band-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.2400
3AssistantRs.5000-80005Pay Band-2(Rs.9300-34800)+Grade Pay Rs.4200
4Office SuperintendentRs.5500-90003Pay Band-2(Rs.9300-34800)+Grade Pay Rs.4200
5Establishment & Accounts OfficerRs.7550-11500-Pay Band-2(Rs.9300-34800)+Grade Pay Rs.4600
 
8) That the Govt. of India also issued orders regarding revised ACP Scheme i.e.  Modified ACP (MACP in short) under DoP&T’s OM No.35034/3/2008-Estt. (D) dated 19-5-2009 for the Central Govt. Civilian Employees replacing the existing ACP Scheme with two financial upgradations in the hierarchy of the promotional grade on completion of 12 and 24 years of service counted from the direct entry grade to three financial upgradations on completion of 10, 20 and 30 years counted from the direct entry grade in the hierarchy of grade pay under MACP. As per the aforesaid orders, the benefit under the MACP is applicable from 1-9-2008.

9) That the Surveyor General’s Office has decided to grant MACP to the Ministerial staff keeping the pay structure of LDC as PB-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.1900 in view as entry grade pay structure and contended to grant the First, Second and Third MACP in the pay structure of PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.2000, PB-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.2400 and PB-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.2800 after completion of 10, 20 and 30 years of service as LDC/UDC respectively. As such, the said decision is detrimental to the interest of the cadre and discriminatory in nature.

10) That the following table shows how the benefits under MACP Scheme is less advantageous because of the fact that the MACP is granted in the hierarchy of the successive grade pay than the erstwhile ACP Scheme to the Ministerial Staff which was granted in the promotional hierarchy. An extract of the same is furnished hereunder :-
Sl.No.Entry Grade /
Pay scale
1st Promotion /
1st ACP /
Pay scale (12 Years)
2nd Promotion /
2nd ACP /
Pay Scale (24 years)
-Remarks
1.LDC (Entry Grade)
Rs.3050-4590

Revised PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)+ Grade Pay Rs.1900
UDC
Rs.4000-6000

Revised PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)+ Grade Pay Rs.2400
Assistant
Rs.5000-8000

(Revised PB-2(Rs.9300-34800)+ Grade Pay Rs.4200
-Advantageous
1.LDC (Entry Grade)
Rs.3050-4590

Revised PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)+ Grade Pay Rs.1900
1st MACP
(10 Years)

Revised PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)+ Grade Pay Rs.2000
2nd MACP
(20 Years)

Revised PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)+ Grade Pay Rs.2400
3rd MACP
(30 Years)

Revised PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)+ Grade Pay Rs.2800
Less
Advantageous
 
11)That it is found that the LDCs/UDCs who have completed 24 years service as on 31-8- 2008 (before the cut-off date of 1-9-2008), were have been granted the benefits of 2nd ACP in the pay scale of Rs.5000-8000. As such, these UDCs have been placed in the revised pay structure of PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) + Grade Pay Rs.4200, the UDCs who have not got the 2 nd ACP prior to 31-8-2008 have been placed in PB-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay Rs.2800 towards 2nd MACP and thus deprived of the said benefits without any justified reason. A tables showing the discrimination meted out to the incumbents in UDCs is furnished hereinunder :-
 
Sl. No.Entry Grade /
Pay scale
Fifth CPC
1st Promotion /
1st ACP /
Pay scale (12 Years)
(Fifth CPC)
Replacement
Pay structure
by the Sixth CPC
2 nd Promotion /
2nd ACP /
Pay Scale (24 years)
(Fifth CPC)
Replacement
Pay structure
by the Sixth CPC
1.LDC

Rs.3050-4590
UDC

Rs.4000-6000
UDC
PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200) +
Grade Pay Rs.2400
Assistant
Rs.5000-8000
PB-2(Rs.9300-34800) +
Grade Pay Rs.4200
 
12)That further,UDCs have been granted 2nd Financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme Surveyor General’s Office under No.C- 1553_/1902-MACP-Ministerial(II) dated 8.3.2011 in the pay structure of PB-1 (Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay of Rs.2800 instead of granting the same in the PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800) +Grade Pay Rs.4200 which the next promotional grade (Assistant) w.e.f. 1-9-2008 or on completion of 20 years service counted from the direct recruitment grade (Entry date).
 
13) That in the mean time, a point was raised in the National Council (JCM) for grant of MACP in the hierarchy of promotional grade instead of hierarchy of the grade pay. After thread bare discussion in the Joint Committee of the National Council (JCM), it was decided that the Cadre/Department may represent for grant of the MACP or ACP Scheme which shall be beneficial to the incumbents in that cadre. The decision, in this regard, was taken in the Second Meeting of the Joint Committee on MACP held under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (E), DoP&T on 15-9-2010. The same was circulated under GOI. DoP&T’s OM No.11/1/2010-JCA dated 6-10-2010. An extract from the decisions on item No.1 – Provide Grade Pay of the Next Promotional Post under MACP.

As item No.1, 3, 8, 9, 29 & 46 are similar, it was decided to club them together.

After detailed discussions on the issues, it was decided that Para 13 of MACPS shall be revised to the effect that Organizations / Cadres shall have the option to choose either the ACP Scheme or the MACP Scheme. Individual options, however, cannot be permitted.

14) That thereafter, the Third Meeting of the Joint Committee on MACP was held on 15-3-2011 and discussed the issue in the agenda item No.1,3,8,9 and 29 inter alia on Grant of Financial upgradation in the promotional hierarchy instead of Grade Pay hierarchy under MACP. An excerpt of the Minutes / decisions of the same circulated under DoP&T’s OM No.11/1/2010-JCA dated 20-4-2011 is furnished hereunder:-
 
“ The Staff side reiterated their demand that the financial upgradation under the MACP Scheme should be granted in the promotional hierarchy of posts instead of Grade Pay hierarchy. The Staff Side stated that the erstwhile ACP Scheme was implemented on the recommendation of the 5th CPC and , as such, has become a part of the service conditions of the employees. The Staff Side, therefore, contended that the Government cannot impose the MACP Scheme thereby altering the service conditions to the detriment of the employees.

The Official Side stated that the 6th CPC recommended two financial upgradations in the Grade Pay hierarchy. However, the Government improved upon the recommendations of the 6th CPC and has implemented MACP Scheme with three financial upgradations in the Grade Pay hierarchy after 10, 20 and 30 years. Referring to earlier discussions held in the matter, the Official Side stated that the Government was willing to consider revision in para 13 of MACP Scheme to the effect that organizations/cadres shall have the option either to choose the ACP Scheme or the MACP Scheme. However, the Staff Side pointed out that such a dispensation will not be practical and hence there is a need to explore other alternatives to solve the issue. After discussion, it was agreed that there is no need to change basic structure of MACP Scheme. However, there is need to separately examine those cases where MACP Scheme is less advantageous than the ACP Scheme. Accordingly, it was decided that the Official Side will write to the Ministry of Railways, Defence, Urban Development, Home and the Department of Posts to forward the information in respect of the specific categories of employees where the MACPS is less advantageous than the erstwhile ACP Scheme. The Official Side also requested the Staff Side to collect and forward such information to the Department of Personnel and Training for further necessary action…”
 
15) That then, the point was again discussed in the Joint Committee on MACP held on 27-7- 2012. An extract of the Minutes of the said meeting on the agenda item No.1 Grant of MACP in the promotional hierarchy, is furnished hereunder:-
 
1. Grant of MACP in the promotional hierarchy.- “…. The Staff side stated that the employees who were in service prior to 1-1-2006 had the right to retain first two financial upgradations in the promotional hierarchy and the Government cannot alter the existing services conditions adversely. The Official side, however, sated that since MACPS is in supersession of earlier ACP Scheme, this cannot be agreed to. The Staff Side insisted that at least option be given to individual employees in this regard to facilitate him/ her to opt either ACP or MACP for availing benefit of financial upgradation. The Staff Side was insistent that either MACPS should be in promotional hierarchy or individual options should be given to the employees.

The Official Side stated that it was not possible to agree to individual options and if they have any alternate suggestions, the Staff Side could come back with them.”
 
16) That thereafter, the further progress in the matter is not known.
 
17) That it is learnt that one employee named Raj Pal of CAT, Chandigarh designated as Photo copier, approached the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench for grant of MACP in the hierachy in the anology of a similar post of Hindi Typist and filed OA No.1038/CH/2010 in the case of Raj Pal Vs.Union of India representaed by the Department of Personnel and Training and others. The Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh in the order dated 31-5-2011 allowed the aforesaid OA and accordingly the said employee was granted MACP in the hierarchy of the promotional post of the comparable cadre i.e. Hindi Typist. Extracts of the aforesaid judgement of the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh is furnished as under:-
“13. It has been settled that the ACP would be granted on the completion of the required years of service in the hierarchy of posts for the posts of LDC/Hindi Typist, and not in the next higher scale in the recommended scales. The same principle would have to be applicable in regard to grant of MACP to the applicant. The only difference is that while in case of ACP two financial upgradations were granted on completion of 12 and 24 years of service, in case of MACP, three upgradations on the intervals of 10, 20 and 30 years of service.

15. Be that as it may, the principle enuniciated and settled by the Tribunal / High Court for grant of ACP cnnot be changed and the same principle would apply for grant of MACP to him. The only difference is of number of years is required to be completed. We find no justification to take a different view in the matter.

16. For the foregoing reasons, the impugned order dated 9-8-2010 (Annexure A-1) qua the applicant, fixing his pay in PB-1 with grade pay of Rs.2400/- under the second MACP, and the order dated 9-8-2010 (Annexure A-2) are hereby quashed and set aside. Consequently, the respondents are directed to grant second financial upgradation to the applicant under the MACPS from due date fix his pay in the hierarchy of posts decided in his case earlier and to pay the resultant arrears without interest within a period of 2 months from the date of receipt of a copy of this order….”
 
18) That thereafter, the Union of India represented by the Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training and others approached the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in CWP No.19387 of 2011 (O&M). The Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh, in the order dated 19-10-2011, dismissed the CWP and issued orders at page 5 and 6 of the same, which reads as under:-
“… An order adversely affecting an employee in terms of grant of financial upgradations had already been passed which entailed civil consequences and as such CAT has rightfully proceeded to adjudicate for the petitioners to the effect that the earlier scheme of ACP stood superseded by MACP Scheme is being noticed only to be rejected. The entire objective of introduction of ACP/MACP Scheme is to alleviate stagnation as regards an employee who has a number of regular years of service on the same post without any avenue of promotion. It is such circumstances that a financial incentive is sought to be granted to an employee upon completion of a certain number of years of service on the same post. Under the ACP Scheme of 1999, the financial upgradations were to be granted upon completion of 12 years and 24 years of regular service whereas under the MACP Scheme such financial upgradations are envisaged upon completion of 10, 20 or 30 years of service, the contention raised on behalf of the petitioners if accepted would defeat the very objective for which such Schemes have been introduced.”
“We find no infirmity in the order dated 31-05-2011 passed by CAT in OA No.1038/CH of 2010. The petition stands dismissed.”
 
19)That then the Union of India represented by the Secretary, Department of Personnel and Training and others approached the Hon’ble Supreme Court by way of filing SLP (SLP No.cc 7467/2013) challenging the order dated 19-10-2011 in CWP No.19387 of 2011 of the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh. The Hon’ble Supreme Court has dismissed the aforesaid SLP in the order dated 15-4-2013.

Photo copies of the aforesaid Court orders are enclosed herewith as Annexure-2 for favour of your kind perusal please.
 
20)That in the meant time, one Sanjay Kumar, UDC and 18 other UDCs of the Central Government under the Ministry of Defence who are in the pay structure of PB-1(Rs.5200- 20200)+Grade Pay Rs.2400 have approached the Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi in OA No.904/2012 with the prayer for grant of 2nd MACP in the hierachy of promotional post i.e. Assistant in the PB-2 (Rs.9300-34800)+Grade Pay Rs.4200. The Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi, in the order dated 26-11-2012, in the aforesaid OA relied upon the decision dated 19-10-2011 passed by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh and in CWP No.19387 of 2011 (O&M) (Union of India and others Vs. Raj Pal and another) and the order dated 31-5-2010 passed by the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench in OA No.1038/CH/2010, allowed the OA and issued orders as under :-
“7. In our considered view, the present OA is squaely covered by the aforesaid judgement of Chandigarh Bench, as upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh.

8. In fact, the respondents have wrongly interpreted the terms and conditions mentioned in the MACP Scheme, issued by the Deptt. Of Personnel and Training, in the case of the applicants. By the said Scheme, the eligible government servants are to be placed in the immediate next higher grade pay in the hierarchy of the recommended revised pay bands and grade pay and not merely in the next higher scale of pay as per the recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission. In the hierarchy, after the scale of UDC the next scale is that of Assistant. Therefore, the respondents should have given the next higher grade pay and pay band attached to the next promotional post in the hierarchy, namely,the Assistants carrying the pay scale of Rs.9300-34800 and the grade pay of Rs.4200.

9. In view of above position, the OA is allowed. The respondents are directed to grant scale of pay of Rs.9300-34800 with grade pay of Rs.4200 attached to the said promotional post of Assistant / OS from the due date to the applicant.

10. The aforesaid direction shall be complied with within the period of two months from the date of receipt of a copy of the order, subject to the other conditions mentioned in the MACP Scheme.”
 
A photo copy of the aforesaid order dated 26-11-2012 issued by the Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi in OA No.904/2012 in case of Sanjay Kumar, UDC and 18 others is enclosed herewith as Annexure-3 for your ready reference please.
 
21) That the UDCs and other Ministerial Staff in Survey of India are similarly situated with the applicants of the aforesaid OAs in the matter of grant of MACP in the hierarchy of promotional post as such the MACP in case of UDCs and other Ministerial Staff may kindly be considered in the light of the spirit contained in the aforesaid judicial pronouncements which has attained its finality.
 
2. In view of the facts and circumstances submitted above, it is respectfully requested that necessary orders may kindly be issued to grant of the benefits of financial upgradations under MACP to LDC, UDC and Assistant etc. in their respective promotional hierarchy from their due date in the light of the decision passed by the Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, in the order dated 26- 11-2012 in OA No.904/2012 in case of Sanjay Kuamr, UDC and others Vs. Union of India and others read with the order dated 31-5-2010 passed by the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench in OA No.1038/CH/2010 the order dated 19-10-2011 upheld by the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in CWP No.19387 of 2011 (O&M) (Union of India and others Vs. Raj Pal and another) and order dated 15-4-2013 passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in SLP No.cc- 7467/2013 in this regard, in which act of your kindness, I shall be ever grateful to you.
 
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully, 
( MANOJ KUMAR SHARMA )
SECRETARY GENERAL MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION
 
Annexure-1
 
HIERARCHY CHART OF MINISTERIAL STAFF IN SURVEY OF INDIA
ESTABLISHMENT & ACCOUNTS OFFICER
Gp.B-(GAZETTED) – 29
Pay scale Rs.2375-3500 (Fourth CPC)
Pre-revised pay scale Rs. 7450-11500 (Fifth CPC)
Revised PB-2(Rs.9300-34800)+Grade Pay of Rs.4600 (Sixth CPC)
(4th Promotional Grade)
OFFICE SUPERINTENDENT
Gp.B-(NON-GAZETTED) – 69
Pay scale Rs.1640-2900 (Fourth CPC)
Pre-revised pay scale Rs. 5500-9000 (Fifth CPC)
Revised PB-2(Rs.9300-34800)+Grade Pay of Rs.4200 (Sixth CPC)
(3RD Promotional Grade)
ASSISTANT /HEAD CLERK
Gp.B-(NON-GAZETTED) – 286
Pay scale Rs.1400-2300 (Fourth CPC)
Pre-revised pay scale Rs. 5000-8000 (Fifth CPC)
Revised PB-2(Rs.9300-34800)+Grade Pay of Rs.4200 (Sixth CPC)
(2ND Promotional Grade)
UPPER DIVISION CLERK (UDC)
Gp.C-(NON-GAZETTED) – 545
Pay scale Rs.1200-2040 (Fourth CPC)
Pre-revised pay scale Rs. 4000-6000
(Fifth CPC) Revised PB-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay of Rs.2400 (Sixth CPC)
(1st Promotional Grade)
LOWER DIVISION CLERK (LDC)
Gp.C-(NON-GAZETTED) – 235
Pay scale Rs.950-1500 (Fourth CPC)
Pre-revised pay scale Rs. 3050-4590
(Fifth CPC) Revised PB-1(Rs.5200-20200)+Grade Pay of Rs.1900 (Sixth CPC)
(Entry Grade)

MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION
SURVEY OF INDIA, CENTRAL HEADQUARTERS : DEHRADUN
C/o NPG , Hathibarkala Estate, Dehradun-248 001

No.CHQ- /MSA/2013
Dated 16-8-2013
To
All Branch Secretaries.
 
Dear friends,
It is learnt about the contents of decision dated 26-11-2012 passed by the Hon’ble CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi in OA No.904/2012 between Sanjay Kumar, UDC and 18 others Vs. Secretary, MOD and 2 others for grant of MACP in the hierarchy of the promotional post. On perusal of the same, it is found that the aforesaid judgement was relied upon the decision dated 31-5-2011 of the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench in OA No.1038/CH/2010 in the case of Rajpal S/o Tilak Ram Vs. UOI and others issued orders for grant of MACP in the hierarchy of the promotional post. The Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh in their order dated 19-10-2011 in CWP No.19387/ 2011 has upheld the aforesaid decision dated 31-5-2011 of the Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh Bench. I have received the copies of the aforesaid CAT, Chandigarh and High Court orders along with order dated 15-4-2013 on SLP No.cc-7467/2013 passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and the gist of these Court decisions are furhished as under:-
 
Sl. No.
OA No./ CWP No.
Parties
Date of Order
Name of Court
Remarks
1
OA No.1038/CH/2010
Raj Pal s/o Tilak Ram, Photo Copier in CAT, Chandigarh.
31-5-2011
CAT, Chandigarh
OA is allowed for grant of MACP in the hierarchy of promotional post.
2
CWP No.19387 of 2011 (O&M)
Union of India represented by DoP&T and others Vs. Raj Pal and another.
19-10-2011
High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh
Order dated 31-5-2011 of Hon’ble CAT, Chandigarh is upheld. CWP filed by Respondents dismissed.
3
SLP No.cc-7467 of 2013 against order dated 19-10-2011 of the Hon’ble High Court
Union of India represented by DoP&T and others Vs. Raj Pal and another.
15-4-2013
Supreme Court of India
SLP filed by the Union of India is dismissed.
4
OA No.904/2012
Sanjay Kumar, UDC and 18 others Vs. UOI represented by Ministry of Defence and others.
26-11-2012
CAT, Principal Bench, New Delhi.
OA is allowed for grant of MACP in next promotional post i.e. Assistant in PB-2+Grade Pay Rs.4200.
 
2. Accordingly, model draft representation addressing to the SG which was prepared by Com. P.K. Das, Secretary, Bhubaneshwar Branch & Dy.Secy General(CHQs) should be submitted by the UDCs preferably who are having 10 years of service as UDC or total 20 years service as LDC and UDC for consideration and grant of MACP in hierarchy of the promotional post i.e. pay structure of Assistant. In case of UDC having lesser service, they may also submit the representation with modifications. You are requested to arrange in submitting the same to the authorities through proper channel and intimate the same to me for information and further action.
 
3. In this connection you are also requested to kindly visit our website to know the content of my letter written to DST in the matter for your information.
 
4. In the mean time, we have discussed the matter with Com. S.K. Vyas, Member National Council (JCM) and Member of the Joint Committee on MACP and requested him to take up the issue with DoP&T / in next meeting of Joint Committee on MACP which is likely to be held during September, 2013.
Thanking you,


Yours sincerely,
(MANOJ KUMAR SHARMA)
Secretary General.
 
Source : www.msasoi.com
[http://www.msasoi.com/PDFS/MACP_letter%20to%20DST%20by%20MSA.pdf]

Retirement Age 62- Govt not looking to increase retirement age to 62

Retirement Age 62- Govt not looking to increase retirement age to 62
NEW DELHI : There is raging speculation that the Centre may raise the retirement age of its staff but top sources say there is no such move.

"There is no such plan to raise the retirement age to 62 from 60 years," a reliable source in the government said. There are about 50 lakh central government employees working in various departments including the Railways across the country.

Source: PTI
[http://www.ptinews.com/news/3899879_Govt-not-considering-to-raise-retirement-age-to-62-]

VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and AR

VRS (Voluntary Retirement Scheme) in BSF, CRPF, ITBP, SSB, CISF and AR
The below information was submitted in Parliament as a written reply by the Minister of Home Affairs on 6th August, the table of CAPF personnel proceeded on Voluntary Retirement during each of the last three years and the current year. And the action taken by the Central Government as remedial measures to stop such cases and improve the service and working of CAPF.

Last three years and current year report is given below...

YEAR
 
OFFICERS/GOs#
JCOs/SOs#
ORs#
Total
 
 
Male
Female
Male
Female
Male
Female
Total
2010CRPF16123082522272804
 BSF18#171#5254#5443
 ITBP2#422418#464
 SSB7#49#391#447
 CISF291235261110888
 AR##18#7153736
2011CRPF26#280252026262383
 BSF26#202#5649#5877
 ITBP4#421342#389
 SSB1#35II276#313
 CISF231252468211973
 AR##2027744800
2012CRPF201321204491234876
 BSF19#225#3227#3471
 ITBP8#782256#344
 SSB4#62#381#447
 CISF231230177871040
 AR##2413512378
2013
(upto June,
2013)
CRPF17112951177141343
 BSF14#108#1117#1239
 ITBP 334198#136
 SSB1#18 941114
 CISF116112564324
 AR##812732284
Total
 
262
7
2874
77
32159
134
35513

(GOs-Gazetted Officer, JCO/SOs-Junior Commanding Officer/Subordinate Officers, # ORs- Other Ranks)

From the above, it may be seen that the total number of personnel who have proceeded on voluntary retirement during last three years and the current year is only 35513, which is about 1.18% of the Forces posted strength per year. The personnel proceed on voluntary retirement from service mainly due to various personal and domestic reasons including children/family issues, health/illness of self or family, social/family obligations and commitments etc. The Government has taken following steps to improve the service and working conditions of the personnel:

(i) Implementing a transparent, rational and fair leave policy;

(ii) Grant of leave to the Force personnel to attend to their urgent domestic problems/issues/needs;

(iii) Regular interaction, both formal and informal, among Commanders, officers and troops to find out and address their problems;

(iv) Revamping of grievances redressaI machinery;

(v) Regulating duty hours to ensure adequate rest and relief;

(vi) Improving living conditions through provision of basic amenities! facilities for troops and their families;

(vii) Motivating the forces through increased risk, hardship and other allowances;

(viii) Provision of STD telephone facilities to the troops to facilitate being in touch th their family members and to reduce tension in the remote locations;

(ix) Better medical facilities for troops and their families including introduction of Composite Hospitals with specialized facilities;

(x) Organising talks by doctors and other specialists to address their personal and psychological concerns;

(xi) Yoga and meditation classes for better stress management;

(xii) Recreational and sports facilities and provision of team games and sports etc;

(xiii) Providing welfare measures like Central Police canteen facility to the troops and their families, scholarships to their wards, etc;

(xiv) Giving status of ex-CAPFs personnel to the retired personnel of CAPFs, which is expected to boost the morale of the existing CAPFs personnel and also expected to provide better identity, community recognition and thus higher esteem and pride in the society to the Ex-CAPFs personnel.

Source: http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2013/08/voluntary-retirement-scheme-vrs-in-crpf.html

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