Sunday, September 8, 2013

Expected DA : Cabinet Committee may approve in this week

Govt to hike DA by 10%; benefit 80 lakh employees and pensioners

New Delhi: Ahead of festival season, Central Government will this month announce a hike in dearness allowance to 90 percent from existing 80 percent, benefiting about 50 lakh central employees and 30 lakh pensioners.

According to official source, dearness allowance hike will be 10 percent and would be effective from July 1, this year.

The sources further said the exact amount of dearness allowance, as a proportion of basic pay, works out to over 90 percent after factoring in the revised all India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for June.

According to revised data released on August 30, retail inflation for factory workers for June stood at 11.63 percent, higher than provisional estimate of 11.06 percent for the month released on July 31.

Sources said that since the revised estimate for the month of June is available, the Finance Ministry would soon prepare a proposal for the purpose for seeking Union Cabinet nod.

They further said the proposal will be moved this month.

There would be a double digit hike in DA after about three years. It was last in September, 2010, that the government had announced a hike of 10 percent to be given with effect from July 1, 2010.

DA was hiked to 80 percent from 72 percent in April, 2013, effective from January 1, this year.

As per the practice, the government uses CPI-IW data for past 12 month or a year to arrive at a number for the purpose of any DA hike. Thus, the retail inflation for industrial workers between July, 2012 to June 2013 will be used to take a final decision.

Source : PTI News

Allotment of General Pool office as well as residential accommodation to the Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRT's) & Recovery Appellate Tribunals (DRATs)

Allotment of General Pool office as well as residential accommodation to the Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRT's) & Recovery Appellate Tribunals (DRATs)

 No.11013/0/8/93-Poll
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
(Policy I Section)

Nirman Bhawan,New Delhi.
Dated the 30th August,2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of eligibility for allotment of General Pool office as well as residential accommodation to the Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRT's) and Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals (DRATs) - Reg.


In continuation to this Directorate's OMs of even number dated 28.9.2007, 16.10.2007, 16.11.2007, 14.12.2010, 27.4.2012 and 25.10.2012 whereby eligibility for allotment of General Pool accommodation, office as well as residential, was granted to Debt Recovery Tribunals (DRTs) and Debt Recovery Appellate Tribunals DRATs) at Delhi and outstations (where General Pool accommodation exists) till 21.02.2013, the undersigned is directed to state that the issue of extending the eligibility has been considered by the Competent Authority and it has been decided to extend the eligibility status of DRTs and DRATs for allotment of General Pool office and residential accommodation, at locations except Delhi and Mumbai where such accommodation is available beyond 21.02.2013 and till such time alternative arrangements are made for providing residential accommodation to them on the recommendations of the Group of Ministers constituted to consider and examine all issues relating to uniformity of retirement age, conditions relating to the tenure of the appointment/re-appointment and provisions concerning residential and office accommodation for quasi judicial/regulatory bodies/tribunals, etc. Eligibility code allotted earlier to DRTs and DRATs will remain same. Accordingly the allotment of General Pool residential accommodation to the staff of DRTs and DRATs at stations other than Delhi and Mumbai may be regularized by charging normal license fee.

sd/-
(S.K.Jain)
Deputy Director of Estates(Policy)

Source: http://estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20270.pdf]

Temporary Employees joined before Jan, 2004 and regularised in NPS will eligible for Pension & GPF: CAT

 Temporary Employees joined before Jan, 2004 and regularised in NPS will eligible for Pension & GPF: CAT

Ce­­n­tral Administrative Tri­bunal relief on pension for 16 In­di­ra Gandhi Centre for Ato­mic Research employees

Chennai: The Madras bench of the Ce­­n­tral Administrative Tri­bunal has directed the In­di­ra Gandhi Centre for Ato­mic Research (IGCAR), Kal­pakkam, to provide GPF and other benefits under Central civil service (pension) rules 1972 to 16 employees absorbed as temporary workers in 1999.

In a petition, K. Punni­yakoti of Kalpakkam and 15 others prayed for a direction to the Central government and IGCAR to extend to them the benefit of pension under the old government pension scheme.

The petitioners contended that they were granted temporary status in 1999. On September 9, 2008, they were appointed as casual labourers in the grade of ‘helper A’.

As per the order, 50 per cent of the service rendered under temporary status would be counted for retirement benefits.



After rendering three years of continuous service after conferment of temporary status, the casual labourers would be treated on a par with group D employees for the purpose of contribution to general provident fund.

They were appointed in te­mporary category and su­b­sequently regularised bet­ween May 2005 and Novem­ber 2005.

Meanwhile, the go­vernment introduced the new pension scheme in Ap­ril 2004 and the employees who joined service after Ja­nuary 1, 2004 were to be be covered under the new scheme.

In its reply, IGCAR argued that the employees who joined service after January 1, 2004 would be governed by the new pension scheme.

Employees who joined service prior to January 1, 2004 were governed by the general provident fund/contributory provident fund as per the Central civil service (pension) rules 1972.

The judicial member of the bench, B. Venkateswara Rao directed IGCAR to apply provisions of the Central civil service (pension) rules 1972 in respect of the employees and extend benefit under GPF rules. The bench also directed IGCAR to deduct monthly subscription regularly without interruption. The order is to be complied with within two months.

Source: http://www.deccanchronicle.com

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