Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Pension from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 : Supreme Court dismisses the Review Petition filed by Govt of India

Pension from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 : Supreme Court dismisses the Review Petition filed by Govt of India
Pension from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 : Supreme Court dismisses the Review Petition filed by Govt of India: News as published by Maj Navdeep Singh on his Blog:-

As most would know, the Govt had challenged before the Supreme Court the decision of the Delhi High Court wherein the judgement by the Central Administrative Tribunal granting benefit of rectification of pensionary anomalies from 01 January 2006 rather than 24 September 2012 was questioned. The order in effect and essence affected all central govt pensioners, including defence pensioners.

The controversy had emanated from the fact whether the benefits of the correct pension were to flow from 01 Jan 2006 which is the date from which the 6th Central Pay Commission recommendations were implemented or from 24 Sept 2012 when the Govt had decided to remove the anomalies in the pension structure after the said Pay Commission. Of course, it was held by Courts that the removal of the anomalies shall date back to the date of the inception of the said anomalies and not any later artificial date.

Incorrigible as it is, the Govt had gone ahead and filed a Review Petition in the matter urging the Supreme Court to review its order of dismissal of the SLP filed by the Central Govt.

The Supreme Court has yesterday dismissed the Review Petition filed by the Govt in the matter.

Source: http://www.indianmilitary.info/2013/11/pension-from-01-january-2006-rather.html

Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation
14-October-2013 17:31 IST
Statement of Srikant Kumar Jena on Consumer Price Index

Shri Srikant Kumar Jena, Minister of State (Independent charge), Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation announced the release of the monthly provisional Consumer Price Index (CPI) on Base 2010=100 along with annual inflation rates for September 2013, compiled by the Central Statistics Office. Final CPI numbers for the month of August 2013 have also been released.

All India General (all groups) CPI numbers of September 2013 for rural, urban and combined are 137.8, 134.0 and 136.2 respectively.

Provisional annual inflation rate based on all India general CPI (Combined) for September 2013 on point to point basis (September 2013 over September 2012) is 9.84%. The corresponding inflation rates (provisional) for rural and urban areas are 9.71% and 9.93% respectively. Inflation rates (final) for rural, urban and combined for August 2013 are 8.93%, 10.32% and 9.52% respectively.

Provisional annual inflation rates of September 2013 for rural, urban and combined in respect of ‘food and beverages’ are 11.48%, 11.36% and 11.44% respectively.

Source: PIB News

Air Travel on official account - relaxation of government instructions regarding

Air Travel on official account - relaxation of government instructions regarding

No. AV.18011/05/2012-AI
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Civil Aviation/ Nagar Vimanan Mantralaya

Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport
New Delhi-110003, dated : 27.09.2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Air Travel on official account - relaxation of government instructions regarding.

Ministry of Finance (MoF) vide O.M. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13.7.2009 inter alia envisaged that in all cases of air travel, both domestic and international, where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials concerned may travel only by Air India. For travel to stations not connected by Air India, the officials may travel by Air India to the hub/ point closest to their eventual destination, beyond which they may utilize the services of another airline etc. Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) vide O.M. No.31011/2/2006- Estt.(A) dated 27th July, 2009 had extended the applicability of the MoF's instructions for LTC purposes. MoF directed that in all cases of deviation of above instructions etc. individual cases be referred to the Ministry of Civil Aviation for relaxation.

2. Ministry of Civil Aviation has been receiving a number of requests for consideration of blanket/ general permission on routes where Air India does not provide service. The matter has been examined in this Ministry in consultation with MoF, D/o Expenditure, DGCA and Air India and it has been decided to extend general/ blanket relaxation to travel by airlines other than Air India for official purposes/ LTC or TA on sectors where Air India does not provide service as given in Annexure-I, subject to condition that whenever Air India or its subsidiaries start operating on any sector(s) given in Annexure-I, this sanction shall become null and void for that particular sector(s) for the period of operation of flights by Air India or its subsidiaries on that sector(s) or until further orders/ updation on routes.

3. The purchase of air ticket would be continued as per Ministry of Finance's O.M.No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 i.e. (a) either from AI's website or booking counter or (b) through government authorised travel agents namely M/s Balmer & Lawrie & Co., M/s Ashok Travel & Tours, and IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoP&T OM No.31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dt.02.12.09). Before booking a ticket, the updated routes available on Air India's official web-site [airindia.com] be consulted for operation of any AI flight or its subsidiaries flight on any of 37 routes and obtain a printout of it, for settling T.A claim.  While settling the T.A claim, the officer/official concerned would also give an undertaking that the ticket(s) have been bought at the lowest fare available on the day of booking.

4. As per MoF, D/o Expenditure's instructions, individual cases for relaxation for sectors/city pairs not covered in Annexure-I, may continue to be sent to Ministry of Civil Aviation for obtaining relaxation/ approval.

Encl.-Annexure-I

sd/-
(Deepak Israni)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Annexure-I
Sl. No. Sectors
01
02
03
Ahmedabad - Pune - Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad - Jaipur - Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad - Indore - Ahmedabad
04
05
Bangalore - Coimbatore - Bangalore
Bangalore - Vishakhapatnam - Bangalore
06
07
08
Chennai - Coimbatore - Chennai
Chennai - Tuticorin - Chennai
Chandigarh - Srinagar - Chandigarh
09
10
Guwahati - Dibrugarh - Guwahati
Guwahati - Bagdogra - Guwahati
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Hyderabad - Bhubaneswar - Hyderabad
Hyderabad - Bhopal - Hyderabad
Hyderabad - Cochin - Hyderabad
Hyderabad - Coimbatore - Hyderabad
Hyderabad - Nagpur - Hyderabad
Hyderabad - Rajamundry - Hyderabad
Hyderabad - Raipur - Hyderabad
Hubli - Bangalore - Hubli
19
20
Jaipur - Jammu - Jaipur
Jaipur - Hyderabad - Jaipur
21
22
Kolkata - Raipur - Kolkata
Kolkata -Visakha satnam - Kolkata
23
24
Lucknow - Patna - Lucknow
Lucknow - Kolkata - Lucknow
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Mumbai - Bhuj - Mumbai
Mumbai -Diu - Mumbai
Mumbai - Nanded - Mumbai
Mumbai - Porbandar - Mumbai
Mumbai - Jabalpur - Mumbai
Mumbai - Pune - Mumbai
Mumbai - Vadodara - Mumbai
32
33
34
35
36
Nagpur - Kolkata - Nagpur
Nagpur - Hyderabad - Nagpur
Nagpur - Pune - Nagpur
Nagpur - Bangalore - Nagpur
Nagpur - Indore - Nagpur
37Varanasi - Kolkata -Varanasi

Source : www.civilaviation.gov.in
[http://civilaviation.gov.in OM regarding Relaxation in Air Travel]

CPWD Orders - Implementation of MACP to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD

CPWD Orders - Implementation of MACP to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Urban Development
Central Public Works Department

No.55/4/2006-S&D/897
Date 11 Nov 2013
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Implementation of Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) to the cadre of Junior Engineers of CPWD.

Reference is invited to this Directorate OM of even No. 1576 dated 9.11.2010, vide which the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of the Junior Engineers /Assistant Engineers / Adhoc Executive Engineers was kept on hold.

Subsequently, vide this Directorate OM of even No. 301 dated 25,3.2011, orders for keeping hold the implementation of the MACPS to the cadre of the Junior Engineers /Assistant Engineers / Adhoc Executive Engineers was revoked. However, the MACPS to the cadre of Junior Engineers was again kept on hold vide OM of even No. 320 dt 31.3.2011

It has now been decided to revoke above referred orders dated 31.3 2011 of keeping hold the MACPS for Junior Engineers. MACPS notified vide DoPT ref. No. 35034/3/2008-Estt(D) dated 19.5.2009 shall be implemented for this cadre.

This issues with the approval of Director General, CPWD

Source: www.cpwd.gov.in

LDC-UDC ISSUE : Deputy Secretary JCA writes to Under Secretary CS-II, DoPT

LDC-UDC ISSUE : Deputy Secretary JCA writes to Under Secretary CS-II, DoPT
As published by ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (NON GAZETTED):-

LDC-UDC ISSUE: DEPUTY SECRETARY JCA WRITES TO UNDER SECRETARY CS-II, DOP&T

Dear friends,

I am posting a letter addressed to Shri K Suresh Kumar, Under Secretary, CS II Section, DoPT returning the proposal for the upgradation of Grade pay of LDC and UDC on the ground given therein. This letter was not attached with the original documents while returning the case to the Association by the CS II. Shri Bipin Kumar Pandey has obtained this letter through RTI and forwarded to me through e-mail.

In para II it is stated that no anomaly item related to the upgradation of the grade pay of LDC and UDC is pending with the National Anomaly Committee. The matter was discussed with Shri S.K. Vyas, who representing the Confederation in the National Anomaly Committee. Shri Vyas has informed me that 11 additional items including item related to the LDC & UDC, have been admitted for discussion in the National Anomaly Committee. Shri Vyas further said that the assurance of taking up these items in the final meeting of the National Anomaly Committee was given to the Staff Side. But any initiative to conduct the final meeting of the NAC has not been come up from the side of the Government. Thus the statement given by the Deputy Secretary (JCA) is not in match with the statement of Shri Vyas, Member NAC.

It is to be noted that in Para IV the Deputy Secretary suggested the CS II to take up the upgradation work of the Grade pay of LDC & UDC in consultation with the Department of Expenditure which itself speak the genuiness of the issue.

TKR Pillai
General Secretary
Mob 09425372172

No 11/3/2013-JCA (Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personal, PG & Pensions
Department of Personal & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 14th August, 2013

Office Memorandum

Sub: Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC and UDC in the Administrative branch of Government of India Offices.

The undersigned is directed to refer to CS II ID No. 25/2/2013-CS. II (B) dated 13/08/2013 relating to PMO ID No. 4/3/2013-PMP4/67682 dated 15.07.2013 on the subject mentioned above.

It is noted that the General Secretary of All India Association of Administrative Staff (NG) has demanded revision of Grade pay of LDCs and UDCs in the Administrative branch of Government of India. This is not an issue of anomaly and no such item was before the National Anomaly Committee.

In this regard it may be noted that the Sixth Central Pay Commission had recommended a hierarchical structure and revised pay scales for the Central Secretariat in Para 3.1.9 of its report. A similar recommendation in respect of Non-Secretariat Organization had been made in Para 3.1.14 of the report. Sixth CPC has granted parity in hierarchical structures and revised pay scales to posts existing in the Central Secretariat and Non-Secretariat Organizations up to the level of Assistant. Accordingly, Sixth CPC granted identical revised pay structures to LDCs, UDCs and Assistants both in Central Secretariat and Non-Secretariat Organizations.

Accordingly, the demand of the All India Association of Administrative Staff(NG) for the revision of the Grade Pay of LDCs and UDCs in the Administrative branch of the Government of India is required to be considered by the CS II Division (which deals with the LDCs and UDCs of CSCS) in consultation with the Department of Expenditure who are the nodal Ministry in respect of  CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. JCA Section has no role in this issue.

This reference in original is accordingly returned to CS-II Division for action as appropriate.
sd/
(Alok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary (JCA)
Shri K. Suresh Kumar
Under Secretary
CS-II Divisiion,
Lok Nayak Bhawan
New Delhi.

Source: www.aiamshq.blogspot.in
[http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/2013/11/ldc-udc-issue-letter-of-dopt-deputy.html]

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