Monday, March 31, 2014

Productivity Linked Bonus admissible for the employees of ESI Corporation – 2012-13

Productivity Linked Bonus admissible for the employees of ESI Corporation – 2012-13

HEADQUEARTERS OFFICE
EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN, CIG MARG, NEW DELHI-2

No. G-31/11/1/2005-E-III
Dated: 28/03/2014

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus admissible for the employees of ESI Corporation – 2012-13 - regarding

Consequent upon approval of Ministry of Labour & Employment and in continuation of this Office Memorandum of even number dated 8.10.2003, the approval of the Competent Authority is hereby communicated for the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equal to 60 (Sixty) days wages subject of Maximum of Rs.7000 (Rupees Seven thousand only) to the employees of the Corporation for the year 2012-13 as worked out on the basis of the exiting scheme of Productivity Linked Bonus.

Accordingly the advance already paid to the employees may be adjusted and no recovery is to effected and the undertaking be treated as null and void.

However, in case cl employees who have not been paid the advance, action may be initiated for all payment of Productivity Linked Bonus  (PLB) equal to 60 (Sixty) days wages subject to the maximum of Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand Only) for the year 2012-13 as worked to the basis of the exiting scheme of Productivity Linked Bonus.

The other terms conditions governing the PLB shall remain the same.

Hindi version will follow.
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(S.K.SINHA)
DIRECTOR
Source: www.esic.nic.in
[http://www.esic.nic.in/CIRCULARS/cir_EIII_28.3.14j.pdf]

INDWF writes to DGOF and Chairman of OFB to grant third MACP to MCM in Ordnance Establishments

INDWF writes to DGOF and Chairman of OFB to grant third MACP to MCM in Ordnance Establishments

Framing of Recruitment Rules for the post of Master Craftsman (MCM) and Chargeman both in the same GP of Rs.4200/-
INDWF/RRs/MCM/2014
Date 18.03.2014
To
DGOF & Chairman
Ordnance Factory Board,
Ayudh Bhawan,
10A, S.K.Bose Road,
Kolkatta 700 001.
                                              
Kind Attention to Director/IR
          
Sub: Restructuring of Cadre of Artisan Staff in Defence Establishments in modification of recommendation of 6th CPC- framing of Recruitment Rules for the post of Master Craftsman (MCM) and Chargeman both in the same GP of Rs.4200/-
          
Ref: (i) MOD ID No.11 (5)/2009-D (Civ-I) Dated 23rd January, 2014.
(ii) OFB Letter No.NGO/Cadre Review/A/GB/10 Dated 03.03.2014

Sir,        
We are in receipt of the copy of OFB letter cited under reference (ii) above alongwith M of D letter dt 23.01.2014 regarding framing of Recruitment Rules for the post of Master Craftsman (MCM) and Chargeman both in the same Grade Pay of Rs.4200/-.
          
Since Defence Finance and DOP&T have not agreed to grant 3rd MACP to MCM on completion of 30 years of regular service on the reasons that the feeder grade and promotion grade stands remain in the identical Grade Pay.  Further, it was also not agreed to grant one increment on their re-designation from MCM to Chargeman (T).  Based on this refusal, DOP&T suggested to M of D to create separate channel for promotion to MCM and Chargeman (T) and accordingly a model proposal was suggested by M of D and circulated to all Directorates and Federations asking views and comments for further action.
          
While forwarding the model proposal by OFB vide your letter Dt 03.03.2014 to all Ordnance Factories, you have mentioned in para (3) giving your views about the changes and its functional implications and impacts on the career prospects of other categories.
          
Giving your proposals and impacts on the changes on model proposal it appears that OFB is having prejudice on the matter which shows that OFB itself is not interested in agreeing to the views of M o D.
         
We therefore, are totally oppose to the comments of OFB mentioned in your letter, whereas INDWF is firmly support to the proposed model of M of D which will be benefited to the organisation as well as to the individuals.

  
a)    MCM till they become JWM will continue to work as workman by which we shall be getting their services of workmen (MCM) to work.
 b)    Chargeman (T) all will be with the background of having Diploma both through DR & LDCE.
 c)    The prospects of promotion of Chargeman will not affect at any cost to others.
 d)    The MCM can become only after 25 to 30 years of service only at the end of their long service.

Therefore, the model proposal may please be accepted and a favourable decision may please be forwarded to M of D so that MCM can be considered for 3rd MACP.
Yours Sincerely,
(R.SRINIVASAN)
General Secretary.
Source: INDWF

Grant of MACP benefit to the eligible employees in the hierarchy of promotional grade: Compliance of CAT Principal Bench Directive on 12.03.2014 in OA No. 864/2014 - BPMS

Grant of MACP benefit to the eligible employees in the hierarchy of promotional grade: Compliance of CAT Principal Bench Directive on 12.03.2014 in OA No. 864/2014 - BPMS

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 09415733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB : www.bpms.org.in

REF: BPMS / MACPS / 64 (7/3/M)
Dated: 31.03.2014
To,
The Secretary,
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
South Block, DHQ PO,
New Delhi - 110011

Subject: Grant of MACP benefit to the eligible employees in the hierarchy of promotional grade: Compliance of CAT Principal Bench Directive on 12.03.2014 in OA No. 864/2014.

Respected Sir,
With due regards, I would like to draw your kind attention on the subject wherein the issue of grant of MACP benefit in the hierarchy of promotional grade instead of hierarchy of grade pay is being demanded & discussed by this Federation at every forum.

 It has now been brought to our notice that an affected employee had challenged the Government’s decision on grant of MACP benefit in the hierarchy of promotional grade vide his O.A. No. 1038/CH/2010 in CAT Chandigarh and that the Hon’ble CAT Chandigarh vide its order dated 31.05.2011 granted the prayer of the petitioner and directed the authorities to grant MACP benefit in the hierarchy of promotional grade. Thereafter, the Union of India represented by the Secretary, DoP&T appealed to the Hon’ble High Court of Punjab and Haryana vide CWP No. 19387 of 2011. This appeal of the DoP&T was subsequently dismissed vide order dated 19.10.2011. The Government thereafter approached the Hon’ble Supreme Court vide SLP No. 7467/2013, the Hon’ble Supreme Court dismissed the said SLP.

Recently, CAT Principal Bench has issued direction on 12.03.2014 in OA No. 864/2014 that once an order has been passed by this tribunal and it has also been upheld at the level of the Supreme Court, there is no question of waiting for an approval from any Govt. department for implementation of the same.

In view of the above, the issue now stands settled that eligible employee needs to be given MACP benefits in the promotional hierarchy only.

As such, you are requested to kindly issue necessary directives to all units under your jurisdiction to implement the same immediately.

Thanking you.

Sincerely yours
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary
Source : BPMS

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Central government employees to be prohibited access to social media at work

Central government employees to be prohibited access to social media at work

The central government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it will issue an advisory prohibiting government employees from accessing social networking websites through officials systems and networks.

A division bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the centre to immediately issue an advisory prohibiting public servants, who already have an official e-mail account, from using external services.

The bench took into note the submissions of Additional Solicitor General Rajeeve Mehra that 4.5 lakh government employees have been allotted official email accounts and they have started using them.

Mehra further submitted that there would be requirement of five million such account holders and setting up of such e-mail accounts would require some time and infrastructure.

"You (centre) will issue an advisory that those people who have been given official e-mail accounts (nic.in) will immediately use that e-mail ids and to increase the number of employees on official accounts,” the bench said.

The court told the government that the server pertaining to the official e-mail account should be “housed in India itself”.

It also asked the information and technology department to process a draft e-mail policy proposal for the committee of secretaries within two weeks, and the committee to approve the e-mail policy and another policy “on acceptable use of IT resources of the government of India” within two weeks after that.

Filing an affidavit, the centre told the high court that it has proposed a national e-mail policy for official communication of government employees, saying the objective of the policy was to ensure “secure access and usage of data” by them.

In an affidavit filed in the high court, the department of electronics and information technology said the use of e-mail accounts of external service providers will be “prohibited for official communication” by government employees.

Earlier, the bench had asked the central government to bring in an e-mail policy for government officials in consonance with the Public Records Act in order to bar transfer of data to a server outside the country.

The public interest litigation (PIL) filed by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader K.N. Govindacharya, said the use of e-mail accounts whose servers were outside India and transfer of the nation’s official data using this medium violated the Public Records Act.

The central government in its affidavit also said it has proposed another policy “on acceptable use of IT resources of the government of India” that lays down the guidelines with respect to use of all IT resources.

The court will hear the case April 30.

Source: www.gadgets.ndtv.com

[http://gadgets.ndtv.com/social-networking/news/central-government-employees-to-be-prohibited-access-to-social-media-at-work-500906]

Regulation of pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

Regulation of pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965

No.6/3/2013-Estt (Pay-I)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 6th February, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regulation of pay on imposition of a penalty under CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965.

The undersigned is directed to say that the following penalties prescribed in the Rule 11 of CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, have a bearing on the pay of the officer:

11. Penalties
Minor Penalties –
(iii a) reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay by one stage for a period not exceeding three years, without cumulative effect and not adversely affecting his pension.

(iv) withholding of increments of pay;

Major Penalties –
(v) save as provided for in clause (iii) (a), reduction to a lower stage in the time- scale of pay for a specified period, with further directions as to whether or not the Government servant will earn increments of pay during the period of such reduction and whether on the expiry of such period, the reduction Will or will not have the effect of postponing the future increments of his pay

(vi) reduction to lower time-scale of pay, grade, post or Service for a period to be specified in the order of penalty, which shall be a bar to the promotion of the Government servant during such specified period to the time-scale of pay, grade, post or Service from which he was reduced, with direction as to whether or not, on promotion on the expiry of the said specified period –

(a) the period of reduction to time-scale of pay, grade, post or service shall operate to postpone future increments of his pay, and if so, to what extent; and

(b) the Government servant shall regain his original seniority in the higher time scale of pay , grade, post or service;

2. Consequent upon implementation of the recommendations of 6 th CPC under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 pay scale of a post/grade for below HAG level means the Pay Band and Grade Pay specified for that post. Under the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 a Pay Band may cover Government servants in more than one Grade Pay or posts in the hierarchy. As per Rule 9 of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, the rate of increment in the revised pay structure is 3% of the sum of the pay in the Pay Band arid Grade Pay applicable, which is to be rounded off to the next multiple of 10. Further, as per Rule 10 of the CCS (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, there is now a uniform date of increment, that is, l st July of the year.

3. The mode of implementation of these penalties has been clarified to individual Ministries/Departments wherever references have been received. It is now proposed to issue detailed guidelines on the issue. The regulation of pay on imposition of these penalties is in the subsequent paras:

A. Reduction to a lower stage of pay by one stage (Rule 11( iii ) all )
On imposition of a penalty under this Rule, the pay would be fixed at the next lower stage in the Pay Band. In other words, in case of reduction by one stage, the revised pay would be the pay drawn in the Pay Band at the stage before the last increment. Grade Pay attached to the post would remain unchanged. The pay will be fixed by reversing the mode of allowing increments given in Rule 9 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2008. The formula would be:-

Reduced Pay In Pay Band = {(Pay in Pay Band+ Grade Pay) x 100/103} less (Grade Pay) (rounded off to next 10)

Pay would be Pay in Pay Band as above + Grade Pay

B. Withholding of increment {Rule 11(iv)}
As the uniform date of increment now is 1st July, on imposition of a penalty of withholding of increment, the increment(s) due on the 1st of July falling after the date of imposition of the penalty would be withheld. In case where penalty of withholding of more than one increment is imposed, increments due on 1st of July in the subsequent years would similarly be withheld. The increment would be restored at the end of the period for which the penalty is imposed.

This also applies to cases where the penalty is imposed for part of a year. For instance, if the penalty of withholding of the increment for six months is imposed on a Government servant in April 2013, then the increment falling due on 1.7.2013 will be withheld for a period of six months, that is, till 31.12.2013. The increment would be released w.e.f. 1.1.2014. In this case the next increment falling due on 1.7.2014 will also be allowed.

C. Reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay for a specified period Rule 11(v)} The process of imposition of penalty of reduction by one stage under Rule 11(iii a) explained above shall be repeated for every additional stage of reduction by taking the pay arrived at notionally as pay for the second reduction, and so on. Grade Pay shall remain unchanged.

NOTE 1: It is not permissible to impose a penalty under this rule if the pay after imposition of the penalty would fall below the minimum of the Pay Band attached to the post.

NOTE 2: A Pay Band may cover Government servants in different Grade Pays or holding posts at several levels in the hierarchy. It needs to be kept in mind that reduction to lower pay scale or grade is a distinct penalty, under Rule 11(vi).Therefore, while imposing a penalty of reduction to a lower stage in the time-scale of pay under Rule 11(v) of the CCS (CCA) Rules, 1965, Disciplinary Authorities should weigh all factors before deciding upon the quantum of penalty, i.e., the number of stages by which the pay is to be reduced.

D. Reduction to lower time-scale of pay under Rule 11(vi) As a result of imposition of a penalty of reduction to lower time-scale of pay, the pay of the Government servant would be reduced to the stage of pay he /she would have drawn had he/she continued in the lower post for the period of penalty. The mode of fixation of pay in this case is similar to reversing the mode of fixation of pay on promotion. Therefore, both pay in Pay Band and Grade Pay would be reduced.

However, Disciplinary Authority has the power, in terms of FR 28, to indicate the pay which the Government servant on whom a penalty of reduction in rank has been imposed, would draw. The Government servant will be entitled to the Grade Pay of the post to which he has been reduced. Thus, the power of the Disciplinary Authority under FR 28 is limited to indicating the pay in the Pay Band applicable to the lower rank/post.

In some cases imposition of a penalty under Rule 11(vi) may also involve a change in Pay Band. For instance a Government servant holding a post in PB-2 with Grade pay of Rs.4200/- may be reduced to a post in PB-1 with Grade Pay of Rs.2800/-

It may also be noted that a Government servant cannot be reduced in rank to a post not held earlier by him in the cadre. For example, an LDC who qualifies as Assistant as a Direct Recruit and is later promoted as Section Officer cannot be reduced to the rank of LDC but only to that of an Assistant.

4. Some illustrations on pay fixation in above types of cases are annexed.

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(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Click to view the illustrations...

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/6_3_2013-Estt.Pay-I-06022014.pdf

Guidelines for issue of medicines to CGHS beneficiaries from CGHS Wellness Centres for Chronic illness

Guidelines for issue of medicines to CGHS beneficiaries from CGHS Wellness Centres for Chronic illness

S 11011/2/2014-CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
CGHS (Policy) Division

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated; the 28th March, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines for issue of medicines to CGHS beneficiaries from CGHS Wellness Centres - reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M No.S.11011/8/99-CGHS (P) dated 13.10.1999 vide which CMO in-charge of CGHS dispensaries have been permitted to issue medicines for a maximum period of 3 (three) months at a time against a valid prescription of Government specialist to CGHS beneficiaries suffering from chronic illness like diabetes, tuberculosis, heart ailment, hypertension, I.H.D,epilepsy, etc.

2. This Ministry has been receiving representations from beneficiaries regarding the requirement of fresh consultation with Government specialist every three months for re-issue of the prescribed medicines. Requests have been received from beneficiaries to relax this condition as getting an appointment with Government specialists is difficult, especially for the old aged and physically challenged beneficiaries suffering from chronic diseases and requiring constant medication.

3. Acknowledging the difficulties being faced by the beneficiaries in obtaining prescription of Government specialist every three months, it has been decided to clarify that the CMO In-charge of CGHS Wellness Centres are competent to revalidate the prescription on the request of patient, after professionally satisfying himself / herself about the medical condition of the patient and repeat the medicines prescribed by Government specialist to beneficiaries for another three months subject to the following conditions :-

a) Medicines shall be issued against a valid original prescription from a Government specialist for advising the same.

b) CMO I/c may issue the medicines prescribed by a Government specialist fix three months at a tine during the entire treatment period indicated clearly (e.g., six months / one year) on the prescription.

c) CMO I/c may examine and advise the patient on whether to continue with the same medicines as prescribed by the Government specialist or may refer him to the Government specialist for fresh consultation, If required medically.

d) CGHS GDMOs of the Wellness Centre may prescribe routine diagnostic tests to the patients before their follow up consultation with the specialist. They should however, use discretion and not to advice specialized tests/investigations as they can only be advised by the specialists, wherever required.

e) Beneficiaries will be issued medicines for maximum three months period at a time. In such cases, where the advice of specialist is only for three months and the CMO I/c is satisfied after professional examination that the same medicines are required to be continued for treatment, the prescription may be re validated and medicines can be issued for another 3 (three) months, i.e., to a total of 6 (six) months. After six months, the beneficiaries will have to consult the Government specialist and obtain fresh prescription or get the prescription re validated from the Government specialist in cases where the treatment period is not clearly indicated on the prescription.

4. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary and Director General, CGHS.
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(V.P.Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Friday, March 28, 2014

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.01.2014.

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees - Revised rates effective from 01.01.2014.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

S.No.PC-VI/333
RBE No. 3 2/2014
No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1
New Delhi, dated 28.03.2014
The GMs/CAO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees — Revised rates effective from 01.01.2014.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 25.09.2013 (S.No. PC-VI/325, RBE No. 98/2013) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90%to 100% with effect from 1st January, 2014.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No. 106/2008) shall Continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2014. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
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(Vikram Gulati)
Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.
Source: www.indianrailways.gov.in
[http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/pay_comm/PC6/2014/RBE_32_2014.PDF]

Important Notice from Pensioners Portal for Central Government Pensioners

Important Notice from Pensioners Portal for Central Government Pensioners
SANKALP requires 500 Central Government Pensioners immediately.
Sankalp an initiative from D/o Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Government of India, to provide a platform for the pensioners to access opportunities available for useful interventions in the society. It also facilitates the Organizations working in these areas to select appropriate skill and expertise from the available pool of volunteers.

Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
Recognising the fact that retired government servants have experience and skills which could be channelized into constructive activities for betterment of Society, the Government has introduced an initiative called ‘Sankalp’. It is hoped that this initiative will help retired government servants in leading a fuller and more meaningful existence post-retirement.

This project is initially being run as a pilot to cover 500 Central government pensioners on a first-come-first-served basis. The pensioners willing to be associated with this initiative may visit the website. http://www.pensionersportal.gov.in/sankalp for registration.

Click here to view Sankalp Portal…

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014 - Finance Ministry Orders Issued

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014 - Finance Ministry Orders Issued

No.1/1/2014-F-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 27th March. 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No.I-8/2013-E-II (B) dated 25th September, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90% to 100% with effect from January, 2014.

2. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s O.M. No.1(3)/2008-E-11(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not he made before the date of disbursement of salary of March. 2014.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will he issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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(A.Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/da01012014.pdf]

Finance Ministry’s Orders on 10% DA Expected Shortly!

 Finance Ministry’s Orders on 10% DA Expected Shortly!

At the Cabinet Committee meeting that was held on 28/02/2014, approval was given for a 10% hike in the Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief for Central Government employees and pensioners. Nearly a month has passed but the Finance Ministry has still not issued relevant orders to the departments concerned.

Despite the consent of the Cabinet Committee, the enhanced amount of DA will be given only after the Finance Minister issues the orders. The month of March ends on Monday and orders will have to be issued before then. Only then will the employees receive the DA amount for the month of March along with the month’s salary. Since all the banks will remain closed on the 2nd due to Annual closing of accounts, it will be available only on Tuesday, the 3rd.

Since all the DDOs under Central Government have been computerized and since DA calculation is a routine task, they would immediately take action as soon as they receive the fax. Moreover, in the press release announcing the Cabinet Committee’s approval, certain terms were clearly added that the “Cabinet approved the proposal to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2014, in cash, but not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10 percent increase over the existing rate of 90 percent”.

If the Finance Ministry fails to issue the orders before the end of this month, then 3 months’ arrears will be given in April.

Since “50% DA Merger” is not going to happen now, orders are expected regarding 25% increase in some specific allowances. One of these allowances is the “Children Education Allowance and Hostel Subsidy”. Last time, when DA touched 50%, the subsidy was increased from 12,000 to 15,000. Similarly, this time, it is expected to rise by 25% from 15,000 to 18,750.

Source: 90paisa.blogspot.in
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2014/03/finance-ministrys-orders-on-10-da.html]

LDC-UDC Issue : Case Filed for Grade Pay 2400 to LDC

LDC-UDC Issue : Case Filed for Grade Pay 2400 to LDC

ALL INDIA ASSOCIATION OF ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF (NON GAZETTED) GENERAL SECRETARY TKR PILLAI PUBLISHED ON HIS OFFICIAL BLOG TODAY THAT A CASE HAS BEEN FILED FOR UPGRADATION OF THE GRADE PAY OF LDC TO Rs.2400 AND ALSO CONSIDERING TO FILE A SEPARATE CASE FOR GRANTING OF Rs.4200 GRADE PAY TO UDC...

CASE FILED

Dear friends,

A case for the upgradation of the grade pay of LDC to Rs. 2400 has been filed before the CAT Jabalpur by this Association. Since UDC is a promotion post of LDC, the grade pay of the UDC would automatically go up. However, this Association is thinking to file a separate case for granting of Rs. 4200/ Grade pay to UDCs. The case of Steno Grade III (Rs. 2400 GP) is similar to UDC and as such a mention of their name has also been made in the table submitted.

Copy of the case filed will be published in this web site in an appropriate time.

With warm greetings
TKR Pillai
General Secretary
Mob 9425372172
Source: www.aiamshq.blogspot.in
[http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/2014/03/case-filed-dear-friends-case-for.html]

Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution of BSNL employees deputed in DoT

Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution of BSNL employees deputed in DoT

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
CORPORATE ACCOUNTS SECTION,
1st Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
H C Mathur Lane, Janpath,
New Delhi — 110 001
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

No. 500-571135NLI2011.121CA IV/ Vol V-Part1
Date: 14.03.2014
ToThe CGMs,
All BSNL circles

Sub: - Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution of BSNL employees deputed in DoT-reg.

As per the FR no, 111, the borrowing organization is required to pay Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution to lending organization. This will be applicable to BSNL officials working in the units of DoT namely TERM cell, CCA & DoT itself.

Further as the pension paying authority for BSNI. officials is DoT & it is also the borrower, it has been decided by BSNL management that Pension Contribution for BSNL officials working in DoT units/DoT shall not be transferred to DoT.

However, a schedule showing the list of employees posted to DoT units/DoT with their total Pension Contribution which has been paid by BSNL for the period of their deputation shall be submitted to DoT unit/DoT to which Pension Contribution is to be paid under acknowledgement.  Requisite entry in the service book of the official may also be made to this effect.

Leave Salary Contribution shall also be claimed from the DoT/DoT units in respect of BSNL officials on deputation in DoT/DoT units from the date of their deputation. Henceforth monthly claim shall be made in this respect.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.
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(Rajeev Singh)
GM (CA)
Source: http://www.bsnleuchq.com/pension%20contribution.pdf

Non-charging of annual increment in case of prolonged sickness followed by sad demise of the Railway employees - AIRF

Non-charging of annual increment in case of prolonged sickness followed by sad demise of the Railway employees - AIRF
All India Railwaymen's Federation
4,State Entry Road, New Delhi - 110055

No.AIRF/405(VI CPC)
Dated: March 15, 2014
The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Non-charging of annual increment in case of prolonged sickness followed by sad demise of the Railway employees

 As per provision under para 606(ii)(a), Chapter VI of the IREM Vol. I, the annual increment of the Railway employee is charged from the due date, i.e. presently from 1st July, only, when the employee resumes duty in case he/she is on leave or on sick list prior to that day.

It has been brought to the notice of AIRF that there are certain cases wherein the employee, due to prolonged sickness, followed by sad demise, could not resume duty on or after 1st July, i.e. due date of increment, and subsequently expired. Non-resumption of duty in such cases was beyond his/her own control because of serious ailment for which he/she was unable to resume duty and subsequently expired. In compliance of the above provision of the IREM, no annual increment from 1st July, i.e. due date, is charged in such cases and there is substantial cumulative loss at the time of settlement of such deceased employees.
 It may be appreciated that non-resumption of duty on the date of annual increment or thereafter due to prolonged sickness and subsequent death of the employee, being a hard case, should not debar him/her from charging of annual increment from the due date, as a result of which, he/she sustains cumulative financial loss, which is highly unfair and unjustified as well.

It is, therefore, urged upon that necessary clarification in this regard may be issued to all the Railway administrations to permit charging of annual increment in cases when the employee is unable to resume duty on the date of annual increment, i.e. 1st July at present and subsequently expires on this account, in the interest of justice, so that no undue financial loss is sustained by the bereaved family of the deceased employee on this account.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Why 9:1 Ratio between maximum & minimum Salary/Pension being demanded by ‘BPS’

Why 9:1 Ratio between maximum & minimum Salary/Pension being demanded by ‘BPS’

Ironically in India where the poor are struggling to breath with just Rs  27.2 a day in rural areas and 33.3 in cities.  The net worth of the billionaire community increased 12-fold in 15 years, enough to eliminate absolute poverty in this country twice over. In a telling comment, the International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde warned that income inequality is increasing dangerously.

Inequality is a sociological construct. Larger income/wealth Inequality breeds discontent, inefficiency, corruption & finally the revolt which is now creeping up   in the shape of Maoism & Naxalism. India can ignore this only at its own peril. What is worrying is that the monthly per capita consumption expenditure of the top 5% of the rural population is nearly nine times that of the bottom 5%. Where as In cities and towns, the average consumption by the top 5% of the population has gone up dangerously to 14.7 times that of the bottom 5%.(latest report of the National Sample Survey Organisation on people’s spending patterns).

As an immediate measure to contain & to bring  inequality at least to rural level. Ratio of 9:1 between  maximum & minimum  Salary is being demanded which is feasible in the present economical scenario of the Country.

Source: www.scm-bps.blogspot.in
[http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2014/03/why-91-ratio-between-maximum-minimum.html]

Dopt Orders regarding Amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules

Dopt Orders regarding Amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules

 No.AB.14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi
Dated :the March 25, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules -regarding.

The UPSC has undertaken an analysis with respect to the Ministries/Departments from whom RR proposals have either rarely been received or not received at all in the Commission during the last three years. From the aforesaid analysis the following conclusions have been drawn by UPSC:
i) There are cases where the Ministries were granted approval by the Commission for filling up the post as a one-time measure, pending finalization of recruitment rules. However, the Ministries have not framed the recruitment rules of such posts as a follow up to the same.

ii) Recruitment Rules are not being amended on a regular basis (every five years) as required as per the norms of DoPT.

iii) Instances have been noticed where the regular posts are filled up by the Ministries/Departments themselves without consulting the Commission, by appointing consultant or by making ad-hoc appointments.

iv) Ministries/Departments have not specified the posts which are exempted from consultation with the U.P.S.C. or taken out of the purview of the U.P.S.C.
2. DoPT instructions contained in O.M. No. 39021/5/83-Estt. (B) dated 9th July, 1985 and OM No. AB 14017/79/2006-Estt.(RR) dated 6th September, 2007 provide that where no Recruitment Rules exist or where the existing Recruitment Rules are repealed as per the prescribed procedure, the option of approaching the UPSC for suggesting one time method for recruitment to the post would be available. Accordingly, Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure that no ad-hoc appointment should be made in the absence of recruitment rules. In case there are overriding compulsions for filling up any Group A or Group B post in the absence of Recruitment Rules, they should make a reference to the UPSC for deciding the mode of recruitment to fill up the post on regular basis.

3. DoPT guidelines on framing/amendment/ Relaxation of Recruitment Rules dated 31.12.2010 vide Para 3.1.5 provide that the Recruitment Rules should be reviewed once in 5 years with a view to effecting such change as are necessary to bring them in conformity with the changed position, including additions to or reductions in the strength of the lower and higher level posts. Further, consequent upon the implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, DoPT vide OM dated 24.3.2009 issued instructions to all the Ministries/Departments to initiate action to amend the existing Service Rules/Recruitment Rules in view of the revised pay structure/merger of pre-revised pay scales/up-gradation etc.

UPSC has observed that many Ministries/Departments are not adhering to these instructions and requisitions are being received from them to operate recruitment rules notified even twenty five years ago. Ministries/Departments are, therefore, once again directed to effect necessary amendments to the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules after following the due procedure of furnishing proposals to the Department of Personnel & Training and the UPSC.

4. Ministries/Departments need to ensure that appointment to all posts are effected as per the provisions in the Recruitment Rules which are statutory in nature and adhere to these instructions scrupulously.

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(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-I)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB.14017_61_2008-Estt-RR_25032014.pdf]

Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

No. AB.14017/30/2011-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, the 25th March, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject:- Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

A reference is invited to this Department OM No._AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.04.09 on the above subject. The details of batch of the officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service who have been posted at the Centre in the various grades of PB-3, PB-4 and HAG was last circulated in this Department OM of even No. dated 24.07.2013.

2. The details of the IAS officers who have been subsequently posted in the Centre in the various grades as well as the date of posting of the first officer belonging to the batch is annexed. Necessary action may be taken for grant of higher scale for the Officers belonging to batches of Organized Group A Services that are senior by two year or more and have not so far been promoted to that particular grade in accordance with the provisions of this Department's OM No. AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.4.2009.

3.   Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-I)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB-14017_30_2011-Estt.RR-25032014.pdf]

Delay in issuing order of revised DA/DR from January, 2014

Delay in issuing order of revised DA/DR from January, 2014 

10% enhancement in Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief has already been approved by Central Government on 28th February, 2014. Now a formal Office Memorandum in this regard is awaited from Finance Ministry. Month of March, 2014 is going to end and a month is also passing after approval all employees/pensioners/offices are waiting for Finance Ministry’s Memorandum. Last year the approval of DA/DR pertaining to January, 2013 was also issued very late on 18th April 2013.

After implementation of recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission the Govt. has accepted the calculation of standard formula for calculation of future DA and in para 4.1.19 Sixth Pay commission has recommended that DA may continue to be sanctioned twice a year as on 1st January and 1st July payable with the salary of March and September. After 6th CPC implementation order of DA from January of respective years was issued/declared as follows:-
15/3/2007- 6% – Thursday
07/3/2008 -6% – Monday
26/2/2009- 6% – Thursday
19/3/2010 – 8% – Friday
22/3/2011- 6% – Tuesday
23/3/2012 -7% – Friday
18/4/2013 – 8% – Thursday
That time various employees unions/federations was also pressed hard to release instalment of DA/DR early and reason for delay was speculated to decision of merger of dearness allowance in basic pay. This year this reason also not in air because the model code of conduct has been implemented in view of Lok Sabha Election. This time no any reason is in hand for delay only today-tomorrow is passing and all are waiting for finance ministry’s OM. According to previous trend the finance ministry order on DA is expected to come soon.

According to the govt. approval additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2014 would be released not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10 percent increase over the existing rate of 90 percent. Salary for the month of March, 2014 will be paid on 2nd April, 2014 and the salary/pension of March, 2014 will be calculated on 90% DA/DR and three months’ arrears will be paid after receiving of FM’s Order. The order of enhancement in DA also necessary to 25% increase in some allowances. As per sixth CPC’s recommendations some allowances can increase 25% every time when the DA touches 50%.

Source: www.karnmk.blogspot.in
[http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2014/03/delay-in-issuing-order-of-revised-dadr.html]

FINANCE MINISTRY DA ORDER JAN 2014 -WHEN IT WILL COME - DA ARREARS CALCULATOR

FINANCE MINISTRY DA ORDER JAN 2014 -WHEN IT WILL COME - DA ARREARS CALCULATOR 

FINANCE MINISTRY DA ORDER JAN 2014 – WHEN IT WILL COME

No one can deny the fact that DA is a very important allowance as of now. This applies to both state and central government employees. On the 28th of February 2014, 10 % DA increase was approved by the cabinet and then the announcement about the same came out. In the past, mostly, this announcement and the Finance Ministry order have come out in the month of March. Hardly, has this ever changed so far. So the finance ministry order on DA is expected to come soon.

After the order on the 10% DA is received, the corresponding DA value will be paid as arrears for the first two months and then it will paid along with the month’s salary. Similarly, every time when the DA touches 50%, some allowances can increase up to 25%. We have already got the benefits of the 50% DA increase. Now, as it has reached 100%, a formal announcement is expected to come out soon. Everyone can easily calculate the benefits that we’ll get from a 10% increase. However, for your convenience, I have attached a calculator to help you to find out how much you will get as two month’s arrears and the other benefits that you will get due to the DA increase.

Source: www.7thpaycommissionnews.com
[http://www.7thpaycommissionnews.com/2014/03/finance-ministry-da-order-jan-2014-when.html]

KVS Order 2014: Disbursement of March 2014 Salary on the basis of the existing employee code.

KVS Order 2014: Disbursement of March 2014 Salary on the basis of the existing employee code.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18, Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg

New Delhi- 110 602
F. No. 110222-3/2009/KVS HQ (A/C)/ 124
Dated: 21.03.14
To
Personal Attention
The Dy.Commissioners
All Regional Offices and ZIETs

SUB:- Disbursement of March 2014 Salary on the basis of the existing employee code.

Madam/Sir,
In continuation to this office letter of even No. dated 03.02.14 & 27.02.2014 on the subject matter of stream lining of various financial aspects related to disbursement of salary and it was decided that salary for the month of March, 2014(to be paid in April, 2014) is to be disbursed on the basis of employee code allotted by the KVS Hqrs and dummy employee code to be deleted.

As, for the time being all of the employees could not get correct employee code allotted by KVS Hqrs and the task is still in process and therefore, it has been decided that salary for the month of March, 2014 will be disbursed on the basis of existing employee code as usual. The deletion of Dummy employee code will be taken up during April, 2014.

Yours faithfully

(RAJESH YADAV)
DY.COMMISSIONER(FIN.)
Source:http://www.kvsangathan.nic.in/

Allotment of improved Pay Scale to Railway Accounts Staff w.e.f 1/1/1996 on actual basis

Allotment of improved Pay Scale to Railway Accounts Staff w.e.f 1/1/1996 on actual basis

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No PC-V/2003/CC/25/SR
New Delhi, dated 19/03/2014.
The General Secretary
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road.
New Delhi-110065

Sub:- Allotment of improved Pay Scale to Railway Accounts Staff w.e.f 1/1/1996 on actual basis.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letters No. NFIR/VI/CPC/Main/10/Pt IX dt 28.02.13, NFIR/VI/CPC/Main/10/Pt IX dt 9.5.13, NFIR/VI//CPC/Main/10/Pt.9 dt 13.8.13 and NFIR/VI/CPC/Main Pt.9 dt 5.11.13 on the above subject and to state that in context of another case involving identical issue the matter was under consideration in consultation with Central Agency Section/Department of Law and Justice, and based on opinion of Ld. Additional Solicitor General of India an SI.P has been filed in that matter before the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The said SLP is pending before Hon’ble Supreme Court. As such the matter at present is sub-judice.

Yours faithfully
Sd/-
For Secretary/Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Fixed medical allowance payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor treatment-Clarification.

Fixed medical allowance payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor treatment-Clarification.

Employees Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,
14-Bhikaiji Cama Place,
New Delhi-110 066
No. HRM-8/V/12/1/2003/FMA/Vol-II/26632
Dated: – 14th March 2014
To,
     All Addl. Central P.F. Commissioner (Zones)/Director (NATRSS)
     All RPFCs-In-Charge of the Region (including RPFC (ASD)
     All Officer-In-Charge of SROs

Subject: Fixed medical allowance payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor treatment-Clarification.

Reference: HRM-8/V/12(1)2003/FMA/Vo1.-II/6160 dated 13.06.2013

Sir/Madam,
The Employees & Pensioners of the EPFO, who are not covered under Central Government Health Scheme, (CGHS) are paid Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) per month to cater to the cost of medicines/treatment etc. where hospitalization is not involved. At present, FMA is being given to employees/pensioners @ Rs. 2000 p.m.

Several references have been received regarding admissibility of Fixed Medical Allowance to both the spouse ,who are working or retired. In this regard it is clarified as under:-

a) In the following cases, only one of the spouse will be eligible for the facility of Fixed Medical Allowance

i) If both husband and wife are working in the EPF Organisation or both of them have retired from EPFO & are in same station.

ii) In case where one is EPFO employee & the spouse is EPFO pensioner & are in same station.

iii) In case where one is serving/retired official of EPFO and spouse is serving/retired Government or any other organization (including private Firm/Office).

Notwithstanding anything said above, if any one of the spouse is posted outside station (working), residing separately and need medical facilities as per entitlement without spouse, then both of them will be eligible for FMA.

b) As per the aforementioned circular dated 13.06.2013, if two or more members of ‘family’ are working in the EPFO, only one of them will be eligible for the facility of Fixed Medical Allowance. In this regard, it is further clarified that besides the spouse, other members of the ‘family’ as defined in CS (MA) Rules, 1944, who are working in EPFO & who are not dependent and also not residing with govt. servant shall be considered as a separate entity.

c) In the case of an EPFO employee whose wife/husband is an employee of a Government or any other organization (including private Firm/Office) he/she will be required to give an undertaking that his/her spouse is not availing of medical facilities in cash, if any, granted by their respective employers, so as to be eligible to receive FMA in EPFO.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(UDAY BAXI )
REGIONAL P.F. COMMISSIONER-I (HRM)

Source: http://www.epfindia.com/Circulars/Y2013-14/HRM8_FMA_26632.pdf

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

6th CPC INTRODUCED NEW METHOD OF CALCULATION FOR INCREMENTS

6th CPC INTRODUCED NEW METHOD OF CALCULATION FOR INCREMENTS
6th CPC has the honour of introducing a number of new changes.

Some of the most important changes introduced by the 6th CPC are GRADE PAY STRUCTURE, 3% INCREMENT, CHILDREN’S EDUCATION ALLOWANCE, and announcing July 1 as INCREMENT DAY FOR ALL. In addition, it also created new regulations to avoid smaller calculations – the method of “ROUNDED OFF TO THE NEXT MULTIPLE OF TEN.”

Even as the 7th CPC is fast approaching, doubts about the Increment Calculation on the basis of the 6th CPC persists, especially about the “ROUNDED OFF TO THE NEXT MULTIPLE OF TEN” method. It is obvious that doubts persist.

In order to avoid decimals, it is a usual practice to round off anything over 50 as 1, and less than 50 as 0. But, according to the Revised Pay Rules 2008 of the 6th CPC, 100.90 is to be taken as 100, and, 101 is to be rounded off as 110.

Let us assume that a person’s increment calculation results in 510.90. That has to be taken as 510. But, if the number is 511, then it has to be taken as 520.

Let us get to the interesting part of this concept:

For those with Band Pay higher than 7440, there are chances that Transport Allowance would rise from Rs. 400 to 800 or from Rs. 600 to 1600. There are possibilities that even 10 Paise could make a big impact.

The difference between Rs. 7430 and Rs. 7440 is huge..! Many would have found themselves in critical junctures where these small differences would result in differences of Rs. 1000 per month, adding up to Rs. 12000 per year. That could be one of the reasons why some employees are upset with these calculations. The ones who had to lose due to these calculations will remember it for a very long time.

Even when 6th CPC tried to remove the impact of Paise in the calculations, it somehow continues to have an effect!

Source : www.7thpaycommissionupdates.blogspot.in
[http://7thpaycommissionupdates.blogspot.in/2014/03/6th-cpc-introduced-new-method-of.html]

Corporate Office order on Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2014 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Corporate Office order on Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2014 – Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)
Bharat Sanchar Bhavan, Jan path,
New Delhi- 110001


File No.3-1 20I0-TE
Dated  : 24.03.2014
To
All Heads of Telecom. Circles/
All Heads of Metro Distts/
Other Administrative Units, BSNL.

Sub: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April 2014 – Birthday of Dr.B.R.Ambedkar.

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt. of Personnel & Training) O.M. No.12/4/20I4-JCA-2 Dated 12.03.2014 on the subject cited above for information, guidance and necessary action.

Encl: As above
sd/-

(J.K.Mishra)
Asstt. General Manager (Estt.-II)
Source: http://www.bsnleuchq.com/HOLIDAY_20.03.2014_FULL.PDF

Income Tax Offices shall remain open on 29th, 30th and 31st of March, 2014

Income Tax Offices shall remain open on 29th, 30th and 31st of March, 2014

F.No.225/138/2014/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, the 24th March, 2014
Order under Section 119(1) of the Income tax Act, 1961.

The Financial Year 2013-14 closes on 31.3.2014. In view of closer of office on 29th and 30th of March being Saturday and Sunday and also on 31st March at some stations being Gudi Padava, Ugadi etc. the field Income Tax Offices through-out India shall remain open and the receipts counters shall also work during normal office hours on 29th, 30th and 31st of March, 2014. This direction is issued for administrative convenience by the Central Board of Direct Taxes in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required on 29th, 30th and 31st March 2014 to facilitate filing of return of income and other related work of tax payers. These instructions may be given wide publicity.

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(Richa Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.incometaxindia.gov.in
[http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/archive/BreakingNews_CBDT_NewDelhi_25032014.pdf]

Monday, March 24, 2014

REGULAR POSTAL EMPLOYEES CAN GO FOR TOUR ANYWHERE IN INDIA (LTC)

REGULAR POSTAL EMPLOYEES CAN GO FOR TOUR ANYWHERE IN INDIA (LTC)

(This is applicable for all Civil Central Government Employees)

All regular postal employees can go for tour to anywhere in India along with his/her dependents i.e., family members (family members means the details of family given and recorded in their service books. This may be changed by the Government servant as and when either a new entrant i.e., newly married spouse, new born babies).


This tour can be availed once in anytime within the block year. These block years are already fixed by the department. At present the block year is 2014-2017. Now you and your dependents can avail the tour together with or separately depends upon your feasibility. i.e. as per your convenient you can alone go to anywhere in India at anytime. Likewise your dependents can alone go to anywhere in India at anytime i.e., in different time frame.

Now there is a chance to avail LTC for the previous block year 2010-2013 for those who have not availed till date they can avail now. i.e. their onward journey for anywhere in India is ensured the date of departure should be on or before 31.12.2014.

For this tour it is called as “LTC” i.e., Leave Travel Concession

Travelling expenses from your duty station to any place in India can be claimed as per fare for your entitled class in train by taking into the shortest route (as per your Grade Pay). Let us assume if you want to travel from Chennai (duty station) to New Delhi. But you may have travelled from Chennai Central to Mumbai VT and then New Delhi. In this connection your claim for travelling charges should be restricted to Chennai Central to New Delhi only even though you have preferred claim with support of tickets from Chennai Central to New Delhi en route Mumbai VT. Hence your claim should be preferred with tickets is mandatory. If it is necessitated to travel by bus when there is no train facility you should be travelled only by State or Central Government transport. It you have travelled by govt. bus though the places are connected with train route the bus fare is restricted with eligible train fare.

During on tour for LTC, the GS can be availed any kind of leave from his/her leave account. Casual leave is also eligible to avail LTC period.

Leave salary for 10 days can be utilized (10 days EL by deducting from the individual’s leave account) for tour expenses like boarding, lodging and miscellaneous other than travelling fare. This leave salary is calculated by taking account from the last emoluments (Pay in PB + Grade Pay + DA) drawn by the incumbent. This facility can be availed six times i.e. 6 x 10 days = 60 days in the entire service.

Travelling fare for entitled class in train based on Grade pay will be updated soon in my next post.


Source : http://indianjobguru.in/
via: http://sapost.blogspot.in/2014/03/regular-postal-employees-can-go-for.html

ENTITLEMENT OF LEAVE FOR REGULAR POSTAL EMPLOYEES

ENTITLEMENT OF LEAVE FOR REGULAR POSTAL EMPLOYEES

 Those who were recruited and appointed as regular postal employee in various cadres like Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant or Postman or MTS they are entitled for leave from the date of joining in the post as detailed below.

Earned Leave  : 15 days for 6 completed months of service
Half Pay Leave : 10 days for 6 completed months of service
Casual Leave : 8 days for calendar year
Restricted Holidays : 2 days for calendar year

As detailed above, therefore the Government servant can avail per year with full pay & allowances

EL : 30 days
CL/MC: 10 days
CL : 8 days
RH : 2 days

Total : 50 days.


Note:
EL and Half pay leave can be accumulated in the individual leave account without limit barring EL will 300+15 days. Hence the GS can avail as and when they need leave limited to maximum 180 days in a single spell. While on retirement from service Cash equivalent to leave salary will be paid for the balance of EL at their credit subject to maximum of 300 days.

Source : http://indianjobguru.in/

Newly Appointed Postal Assistant Salary as on date

Newly Appointed Postal Assistant Salary as on date

Postal Assistant Salary is higher than newly appointed bank clerk and Its more lucrative for aspirants who looks for government job. It became the first option as salary is concerned.

Now a notification is published by the Department of Posts, Government of India in connection with candidates are called for the post of POSTAL ASSISTANTS for the vacancies of 2013-2014. After their selection for the post of POSTAL ASSISTANTS they will be appointed in the scale of pay in Pay Band 5200-20200 with Grade Pay 2400.

Let us know How much of Gross pay as on 01.01.2014 will be drawn by the newly appointed Postal Assistant.


If appointed in the rural areas,
Basic pay - Rs.7510

Grade Pay - Rs.2400

Dearness Allowance @ 100% - Rs.9910.00

House Rent Allowance @ 10% (BP+GP) - Rs.991.00

Transport Allowance (Rs.800+100%) - Rs.1600.00

Gross - Rs. 22411.00


If appointed in the A1 cities like CHENNAI, CALCUTTA,MUMBAI & DELHI

Basic Pay - Rs. 7510.00

Grade Pay - - Rs. 2400.00

Dearness Allowance @ 100% - Rs. 9910.00

House Rent Allowance @ 30% (BP+GP) - Rs.2973.00

Transport Allowance (Rs.1600+100%) Rs. 3200.00

Gross - Rs. 25993.00



If appointed in the B1 cities (list of B1 cities issued by the Central Government)

Basic Pay - Rs. 7510.00

Grade Pay - Rs. 2400.00

Dearness Allowance @ 100% - Rs. 9910.00

House Rent Allowance @ 30% (BP+GP) - Rs .1982.00

Transport Allowance (Rs.800+100%) - Rs.1600.00

Gross - Rs. 23402.00

Apart from this you can draw hill station allowance if you are posted in the hill stations.
Source :http://www.indianjobguru.in/
via: http://sapost.blogspot.in/2014/03/newly-appointed-postal-assistant-salary.html

FLASH NEWS FROM NFPE

FLASH NEWS FROM NFPE

 1. Revision of HSG I Recruitment Rules -- On the Way:
 It is informed that the Revised HSG-I Recruitment Rules has been approved by the DoPT. Now the clearance of Law Ministry is pending. As per the DoPT instructions, minimum 5 years service is required for promotion from HSG II to HSG I. All Circle Secretaries /Divisional Secretaries are instructed to take immediate action to fill up all the HSG I vacancies as per the existing HSG I Recruitment Rules if not already done especially before notification of revised rules.

2.  Cadre Restructuring Committee— Present Stage:
The DDG(P) & Chairman, Cadre Restructuring Committee intimated that the current Proposal submitted by the Staff side is to be put for discussion under internal meeting of the official side (Govt.side). Thereafter formal Cadre Restructuring Committee Meeting with the Staff side (Union side) will be convened shortly to finalize our current proposal.

Source : http://nfpe.blogspot.in/

Ministry of Finance is launching a new website for 7th Central Pay Commission

Launching new website for 7th Central Pay Commission

Ministry of Finance is launching a new website for 7th Central Pay Commission

The official page is under the category of ‘Employees Corner’. Just you scroll down the Finance Ministry Official Website and get it in the right side of bottom. The page now contents only one official order that ‘Resolution on Terms of Reference of 7th CPC, which was published on 28.2.2014.

Click here to view the webpage here…

Minutes of the 1st meeting of the Pay Commission Committee (PCC) held on 26.02.2014

Minutes of the 1st meeting of the Pay Commission Committee (PCC) held on 26.02.2014

Minutes of the 1st meeting of the Pay Commission Committee (PCC) held in the Conference Room with the representatives of the Federations and Associations at 11.00 hours on 26.02.2014.

List of those present in the meeting is annexed.

1. At the outset, Smt. Arti C.Srivastava Member – Secretary extended a warm welcome to all the invites. Member-Secretary further informed that a Pay Commission Cell (PCC) had been constituted under the chairmanship of Shri.Aidtya Mishra Sr.DDG/CP at OFB Hqrs to initiate deliberations and invite suggestions from all the stakeholders. Three preliminary meetings of the PCC have already been held. The meeting with the representatives of the Federations and Associations has been convened, as a part of the series of the meetings proposed to be held with all stakeholders to formulate views on various issues. A portal has also been launched on the OFB COMMENT to seek views of the officers, staff and employees on matters concerning 7th Pay commission and the General Mangers/Head of the Units have also been required vide Letter dated 14.02.2014 from the Chairman, PCC to have wide-ranging consultations in this regard and communicate their views and recommendations in the matter.

2. The Chairman of PCC, Terms of Reference ToR of the 7th Pay Commission are yet to be framed. However, at this stage, it is desirable if we pro-actively initiate all preparatory actions and crystallize our views and recommendations so that the same could be collated and compiled in the form of a comprehensive presentation before the pay commission at the appropriate time. Particularly, views are being sought on the methodology to the followed by the PCC, issues to be projected before the 7th Pay Commission and the areas/material/data to justify special considerations to the OF organisation vis-a-vis other organisations/cadres. In this connection, Chairman, PCC highlighted that issue relating to anomalies arising for the organisation, uniqueness about OFB, best practices in manufacturing sector, structural and policy limitations of the current system and the emerging ethos in line with other organisation could be deliberated. Therefore, Chairman, PCC invited representatives of the Federations and Associations to share their views in the matter.

3. From the views offered by the representatives of the Federations/Associations, it emerged that detailed proposals can be prepared only after the Terms of Reference (ToR) of the 7th CPC are finalised. The representatives of each Federation/Association however briefly raised the issues which would merit detailed consideration/deliberations at a later stage. Also based on the experience of the previous pay commission, it was proposed that :

1. it should be impressed upon the 7th CPC that the Ordnance Factories Organisation as an Industry has a different role to play and that its working is different from other Central Government Deptts. with employees working under hazardous conditions and hard stations.

2. All Cadre review proposals to be finalised immediately.

3. Anomalies arising out of the 6th Pay commission be settled.

4. Categories found to be not adequately taken care of in the 6th Pay commission be given thrust.

5. Recast skills, functions, roles of employees and pay structure to bring parity among various categories.
6. Outstanding of activities to be discouraged.

7. OFB to take lead in interacting with 7th CPC as done on earlier occasions.

4. After detailed discussions, it emerged that pending finalisation of the Terms of Reference of the 7th pay commission by the Government, certain issues summarised below, were required to be addressed and the views concretised to establish a platform for formulating clear and effective recommendations on various issues :
i. Early finalisation of all cadre review proposals – Action by DDG of the respective Cadre Controlling Authority Division

ii. Settlement of anomalies arising out 6th Pay commission – DDG/Admin, DDG/G&DDG/IR (for ii, iii and iv and v)

iii. Examine issues which have resulted in litigations

iv. Policy issues which require immediate consideration

v. Strengthening of the PPC Cell at OFB Hqrs.

5. The meeting ended with thanks to the Chair.

sd/-
(Smt. Arti C.Srivastava)
Member Secretary
Source : INDWF

Sunday, March 23, 2014

No proposal to allow to travel on low fare private airlines while availing LTC

 No proposal to allow to travel on low fare private airlines while availing LTC

Government has clarified in Lok Sabha in reply of undermentioned question that govt has no proposal to change the existing rule to allow employees to travel on low fare private airlines also while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC):-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4072
ANSWERED ON 19.02.2014

LTC ON LOW FARE PRIVATE AIRLINES

4072 . Shri N.S.V. CHITTHAN

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has any proposal to change the existing rule to allow Government employees to travel on low fare private airlines also while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC);

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(c) the time by which the said proposal is likely to be implemented?


ANSWER
MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCE AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER`S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) No, Madam.

(b) & (c) Do not arise.

via: http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2014/03/no-proposal-to-allow-to-travel-on-low.html

Re-designation of Superintendent Gde-I in CPWD Ministerial Cadre has not been accepted by MoUD in view of 7th CPC

Re-designation of Superintendent Gde-I in CPWD Ministerial Cadre has not been accepted by MoUD in view of 7th CPC

Re-designation of Superintendent Gd-I in subordinate ministerial cadre of CPWD has not been accepted by the MoUD keeping in view setting up of 7th CPC.  The text of DG, CPWD's OM is reproduced below:-

No. 48(1)1412013-S&D/196
Date: 21 Mar 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Re-designation of Superintendent Gd-I in subordinate ministerial cadre of CPWD.

The issue related to re-designation of Superintendent Gd-I in subordinate ministerial cadre of CPWD was taken up by this Directorate, however, finally the same has not been accepted by the Ministry of Urban Development keeping in view setting up of 7th CPC etc.

2.    All concerned are informed of the above decision of the Ministry.

sd/-
(Krishna Pal Singh)
Director(S&D)

Source: http://cpwd.gov.in/WriteReadData/org_stru/9819.pdf

Impact of long working hours on people working in Government offices

Impact of long working hours on people working in Government offices

Whether the Government is aware of adverse impact of long working hours on people working in Government offices?

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4169
ANSWERED ON 19.02.2014

    IMPACT OF LONG WORKING HOURS

4169 . Shri ANURAG SINGH THAKUR

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government is aware of adverse impact of long working hours on people working in Government offices and certain Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs);

(b) if so, whether the attention of the Government has been drawn to the statement of the Chief of the New Economic Forum Think Tank according to which the working hours should be reduced to 30 hours to maintain good health and not to put family life at risk;


(c) if so, whether the Government is contemplating to reduce the working hours of Government servants;

(d) if so, the details thereof and the time by which it is likely to reconsider the working hours; and

(e) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCE AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER`S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) Government employees working in Central Government administrative offices observe 40 working hours per week in 5 day week system. The 6th Central Pay Commission had separately examined this aspect and observed that since this system provides more time to the employees for rest and recreation while enabling them to fulfil their domestic and social obligations and actually contributes to their physical and mental well-being and consequently to increase of efficiency, it should continue. In the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) the working hours are governed by the appropriate labour laws.

(b) to (e) In view of (a) above, does not arise.

Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption”

 Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” 

The Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” and has already taken several measures to combat corruption and improve the functioning of Government - Govt. statement in Lok Sabha in reply of undermentioned question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4202
ANSWERED ON 19.02.2014
ZERO TOLERANCE
4202 . Shri GORAKH PRASAD JAISWAL

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has adopted the policy of zero tolerance to root out corruption in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the measures taken under this policy; and
(c) the extent to which the Government has been successful in tackling corruption in the country after adopting the said policy?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCE AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER`S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) & (b) The Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” and has already taken several measures to combat corruption and improve the functioning of Government. These include:-
(i) Enactment of Right to Information Act, 2005;(ii) Enactment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013;
(iii) Issue of comprehensive instructions on transparency in tendering and contracting process by the CVC;
(iv) Issue of instructions by the CVC asking the organizations to adopt Integrity Pact in major Government procurement activities; State Governments have also been advised to adopt Integrity Pact in major procurements;
(v) Introduction of e-Governance and simplification of procedures and systems;
(vi) Issue of Citizen Charters;
(vii) Ratification of United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2011;
(viii) Placing of details of immovable property returns of all Members of the All India Services and other Group ‘A’ officers of the Central Government in the public domain;
(ix) Issue of orders for setting up of 92 additional Special Courts exclusively for trail of CBI cases in different states.
Besides these, the Government has also introduced a number of legislations in the Parliament in the recent past for effectively tackling corruption. Some of them are-

(i) The Whistle-blowers Protection Bill, 2011;
(ii) The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011;
(iii) The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of the Grievances Bill, 2011;
(iv) The Public Procurement Bill, 2012.
(v) The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

(c) The fight against corruption is an ongoing process and it is the endeavour of the Government to strengthen the anti-corruption mechanism.

Source: Loksabha Q&A
via: http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2014/03/re-designation-of-superintendent-gde-i.html

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered by the New Defined Contribution pension system (NPS)

Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered by the New Defined Contribution pension system (NPS)-regarding.

 KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
I8-INSTITUTIONAL AREA,
SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARC,
NEW DELHI -110016


F.No.110126125/2012/KVS-NPS /PF

The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
Regional Office, Bhopal
Dated :20-03-2014

Subject : Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered by the New Defined Contribution pension system (NPS)-regarding.

Sir,
I am refer to your letter No. F.140230/13-14/KVS/BPL/A/C/Pension/185 dated 13/15-01-2014 on the captioned subject to inform you that the instruction contained in the following circulars/letters which are enclosed shall mutatis-mutandis be applicable to the employees of KVS for payment of benefits under New Pension Scheme :

(a) KVS (HQ) New Delhi letter No F. 110239/51/Cir./2012/KV(Budget) dated 17/28.05.2012 forwarding GOI Dept. of P & P.W., OM No 38/41/06- P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009.

(b) GOI M.F., 0.M. No 1(7)/DCPS(NPS)/2009/TA/221 dated 02.07.2009 read with corrigendum No F.Nol (7)/DCPS(NPS)/2009/TA/336-396 dated 29.09.2009.

You are requested to settle the claims in respect of NPS subscribers duly following instructions contained therein.

This issues with the approval of Commissioner.

Yours faitfully,
sd/-
(M.Arumugam)
Joint Commissioner (Fin)
Source: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
[http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/cir-nps-20-03-14.pdf]

MAJORITY OF EMPANELLED HOSPITALS ARE PROVIDING CREDIT FACILITY TO ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES OF BENEFICIARIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CGHS

MAJORITY OF EMPANELLED HOSPITALS ARE PROVIDING CREDIT FACILITY TO ELIGIBLE CATEGORIES OF BENEFICIARIES - DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CGHS

 DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CGHS

 It is for the information of CGHS beneficiaries, particularly for pensioners, that around 95% of the empanelled hospitals are continuing with cashless facility.

Pending bills stand cleared and is no longer an issue. For revision of rates, CGHS has received bids from 1075 hospital/diagnostic centres, etc. which is a much higher number than the existing 791 empanelled hospitals/diagnostic centres etc.

  DIRECTOR
CGHS
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File671.pdf

Friday, March 21, 2014

List of Emergency Conditions in CGHS Treatment

List of Emergency Conditions in CGHS Treatment

The medical emergency conditions included under the purview of CGHS Act are enlisted below:

a) Acute Coronary Syndromes viz. (Coronary Artery By-pass Graft or Percutaneous Trans-Luminal Coronary Angioplasty) including Myocardial Infarction, Unstable Angina, Ventricular Arrhythmias, Paroxysmal Supra- Ventricular Tachycardia, Cardiac Tamponade, Acute Left-Ventricular Failure, Severe Congestive Cardiac Failure, Accelerated Hypertension, Complete Heart Block and Stokes-Adams Attack, Acute Aortic dissection.

b) Acute Limb Ischemia, Rupture of Aneurism, Medical and surgical shock and peripheral circulatory failure.

c) Cerebro-Vascular Attack, Strokes, sudden Unconsciousness, Head Injury, Respiratory failure, De-compensated Lung Disease, Cerebro-Meningeal Infection, Convulsions, Acute Paralysis, Acute Visual Loss.

d) Acute Abdomen

e) RTA (Road Traffic Accident) with injuries including fall

f) Acute Poisoning

g) Acute Renal Failure

h) Acute Abdomen in females including Acute Obstetrical and Gynecological Emergencies.

i) Heat Stroke
O.P.D. (Outdoor Patient Department) treatment and subsequent follow-up after hospitalization is not permitted in Private Hospitals and Diagnostic Centres recognized under CGHS. Exceptions for follow-up treatment are permissible in following conditions for a period of 3 to 6 months after conducting the surgical procedure, are as follows:
a. Neuro-surgery
b. Cardiac Surgery including Angioplasty
c. Cancer Surgery, Radiotherapy and Chemotherapy
d. Organ transplant viz. Kidney
e. Knee replacement.
f. RTA (Road Traffic Accident)
Source: employeesnews.in
[http://www.employeesnews.in/2014/03/list-of-emergency-conditions-in-cghs.html]

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with General Elections - Dopt Orders

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with General Elections - Dopt Orders

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies and Bye Elections to Legislative Assemblies during 2014.

MOST IMMEDIATE


P. NO. 12/7/2014-JCA 2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21st March,2014

 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies and Bye Elections to Legislative Assemblies during 2014.

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim and Bye Elections to Legislative Assemblies of some States, scheduled to be held in 2014, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10th October, 2001, have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States:-

(i) The relevant offices/organizations shall remain closed on the day of poll in the notified areas where general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be conducted.

(ii) In connection with bye-election to State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization/Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general/bye-election.

2. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.


sd/-
(Ashok Kumar)
Deputy Secretary(JCA)

Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12_7_2014-JCA-2.pdf]

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Central Government Employees - Transfer & Posting for Spouse

Central Government Employees - Transfer & Posting for Spouse

   As per OM, dated 30.9.2009 of Govt. of India, it is stipulated that both husband and wife working in the same department of central service should mandatorily be posted in the same station, if posts are available, especially to look after the welfare of their children.

      A decision by CAT Guwahati on the above line may also be consulted in case of need, published in Swamys News for the m/o March 2014 at page 74-75


via: sapost.blogspot.in

Recovery of excess amount paid to pre-1996 retirees

Recovery of excess amount paid to pre-1996 retirees.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. F(E)III/2009/PN1/8 pt.
New Delhi, dated 28-02-2014.
The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi -110055.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Recovery of excess amount paid to pre-1996 retirees.

I am directed to refer to your letter No.AIRF/44(29) ated 03.02.2014 on the above subject.

2. In this regard it is slated that clarificatory instructions dated 02.02.2010 & 18.03.2010 were issued to all the Zonal Railways for correction of the error committed by some of the Zonal Railways while revising pension/family pension of such of the pre-1996 retirees of the 4th CPC scale of pay of Rs.1400-2300 w.e.f. 01.01.1996/01.01.2006. The Zonal Railways were advised that the corresponding scale in 5th CPC and Pay Band and Grade Pay in 6th CPC to the 4th CPC scale of pay of Rs.1400-2300 is Rs. 4500-7000 and PB-1+ GP 2800 respectively.

3. When the corrective action was taken by Zonal Railways, some of the pensioners approached different CAT benches praying for restoration of their incorrect pension/family pension and for stoppage of recovery. In almost all the cases, the Hon’ble CAT has upheld the action of the Zonal Railways for correct revision of pension/family pension. On recovery aspect, in few cases, CATs have observed that since there was no misrepresentation on the part of the railway servants, no recovery be made.

4. In three of such cases, the Railway has filed writ petition against the order of the CAT challenging the stoppage of recovery ordered by CATs, which are still pending before High Courts. As such, any decision in regard to recovery or otherwise can only be taken after the judgment in The said cases are pronounced.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
for Secretary/Railway Board
Source:AIRF

Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr. ‘B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012 and 2013

Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr. ‘B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012 and 2013.
MOST IMMEDIATE
No. 6/7/2013-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the l9th March, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr. ‘B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012 and 2013.

The Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012 and 2013 was conducted by the UPSC during 21-22 December, 2013. Results of the written part of the said examination are likely to be declared by the Commission in the last week of March, 2014.

2. To address the problem of large number of vacancies in the grade o Section Officer, it is necessary to bring out the results in a compressed time schedule and to promote and allocate officers to various cadre units in a time bound manner. In the past, one of the reasons for delay in finalizing the results of the examination was the delay in collection and collation of ACRs of the  candidates, who qualify the written part of the exam.

3. It is, therefore, requested that the ACR Dossiers, complete in all respects, of all the candidates, who have appeared for the post of Section Officer of CSS and Private Secrétary of CSSS in the Combined Limited Departmental Examination. 2012 & 2013 be kept in readiness, so that the APARs/ACRs of the successful candidates can be sent to UPSC immediately once the results are declared. If there are any ACR/APAR, which are missing or below benchmark, appropriate action, if any, in respect of them may be completed in terms of DOP&T OM No. 21011/1/2010-Estt.(A) dated 13th April, 2010 and other relevant instructions on the.’subject, by 31st March, 2014 positively.

4. A statement of availability status of ACRs/APARs for the period 2005-2013 (1.4.2005 to 31.3.2013), in respect of all the candidates who have appeared in the examination from the respective Cadre Units, may be sent to the undersigned at the earliest.
Sd/-
(Utkaarsh R. Tiwaari)
Director (CS-I)

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/SOLDCE_12_13_190314.pdf

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