Monday, June 30, 2014

AICPIN for the month of May 2014 to be released today

AICPIN for the month of May 2014 to be released today

AICPIN(I-W) for the month of May 2014, the data on price rise and inflation, is going to be released today. The twice-a-year Dearness Allowance given to Central Government employees is calculated on the basis of Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers based on 2001=100.

At the end of each month, the Labour Bureau, a Central Government agency, releases the AICPIN number for the previous month, based on the month’s price fluctuations. The Bureau is expected to release the APCIN number today. If one goes by the other statistics released for the month of May (Agricultural Labourers 771 to 777; Rural Labourers 773 to 780), the AICPIN number is expected to be on the ascent.
The hike in railway passenger and freight transportation fares is very likely to impact June’s AICPIN number. The AICPIN number for the month of May is expected to increase by a point or two.

Since the first Dearness Allowance of the year is based on the AICPIN points of from the months of December until June, the AICPIN points of May and June assume special significance. An increase of even one point in the next two months from the current levels will raise the additional Dearness Allowance by 7% in July. In other words, from 100%, the total Dearness Allowance could increase to 107..!
The Dearness Allowance given to Central Government employees is expected to rise to 107% in July.
Source: CGEN.in
[http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2014/06/aicpin-for-the-month-of-may-to-be-released-today/]

Additional Demands proposed by IRTSA for inclusion in the Memorandum to 7th CPC by JCM Staff Side

Additional Demands proposed by IRTSA for inclusion in the Memorandum to 7th CPC by JCM Staff Side
GENERAL DEMANDS OF CG EMPLOYEES & PENSIONERS FOR SEVENTH CPC FOR CONSIDERATION OF JCM STAFF SIDE & GS AIRF
MACPS
1. Improved Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) – with a financial upgrading after every 8 years of service – with consequential benefits of higher Grades – to provide adequate motivation and to ensure optimum efficiency.
2. MACP on promotional hierarchy instead of Grade Pay hierarchy as per judgment of various Courts.
ALLOWANCES
3. Treatment of Dearness Allowance as Pay whenever the Cost of Living Index exceeds 50% over the Base Index at which the Pay Scales are prescribed and may please be counted for all purposes – including for calculation of all Allowances and Retirement Benefits etc.
4. Periodical revision of H.R.A. to compensate for rise of Rents.
5. Counting of D.A. for grant of H.R.A or D.A. be treated as D.P. after (every) rise of 50% of Price Index to compensate for escalation of Rents.
6. Reduction in Rate of Interest on House Building Advance (HBA) – to 4% to 5% as in the Financial Institutions and Public Undertakings like Banks and LIC etc.
7. Increase of Amount of HBA periodically to keep pace with rise of cost of land and construction.
8. Reduction in Rents for Government accommodation – which have been substantially increased over the years, putting the employees in great hardship. Raising Rent for Railway Quarters should be stopped specially for the over 30 years old houses for which the Government had already recovered the cost many times over.
9. Increase in Housing satisfaction level to atleast 50% in case of Non-Technical Staff and 100% in case of Technical Staff and Engineers – keeping in view exigencies of their service.
10. Rural Area and Sub-Mountainous Area Compensatory Allowance be paid as available in some of the States to the Employees posted in such areas respectively to compensate for higher cost of living in these areas on account of inadequate transportation and infrastructural facilities and increased dependency on urbanized areas due to change of Socio-Economic conditions.
11. Disturbed Area Allowance: Disturbed Area Compensatory Allowance be paid to Employees posted in areas which are disturbed due to unstable Law and Order situation, terrorist activities or intense Army / Police action to maintain the Law and Order etc.
12. Special / Additional Insurance Cover for the Employees posted in Disturbed / Border areas.
13. Over Time Allowance for actual number of extra hours put in due to exigency of work, be allowed, irrespective of the category or pay range – both under the Factories Act and the Hours of Employment Regulations etc.
14. Removal of limits of admissibility for National Holiday Allowance, All the employees be allowed the N.H.A as and when they are essentially required to attend to the work on National Holidays, due to exigencies of work and to keep the trains and systems running.
15. Rates of TA / DA and Mileage / Conveyance Allowance be adequately enhanced and the same be linked with Price Index and Dearness Allowance should be counted for determining the rates of TA / DA admissible to the Employees on tour – Periodic revision of TA/DA.
16. Grant of adequate FMA (Fixed Medical Allowance) to at least Rs.2500 PM as per average expences per patient per month on OPD Treatment under CGHS and periodical revision thereof for day-to-day Medical Treatment to employees & Pensioners posted & residing in far flung areas – away from CGHS Dispansories & Railway Hospitals.
17. Free Treatment of Central Government Employees, including Railways Employees & Pensioners in Specialised Government Hospitals like AIIMS / NIMS / NIMHANS / JIPMER / CMC / PGI – especially, since these Hospitals are run by the Union Government.
18. Empanelment / recognition of more Specialised Private Hospitals for Treatment of Central Government & Railway employees & Pensioners – on Cashless Billing system in Emergency and on Reference by CGHS / Railway Doctors.
19. Revision of Incentive for acquiring higher Profesional qualifications (not revised after Sixth Pay Commission.
BONUS / PLB CEILING LIMIT
20. Removal of unfair & unjust wage ceiling limit of Rs.3500 for payment of Productivity linked Bonus
21. Weightage for Night Duty Allowance ( NDA ) be given for hours of Duty between Sunset to Sunrise ( i.e from 6 PM to 6 AM instead of from 10 PM to 6 PM – at present).
LEAVE
22. Abolition of limit on maximum accumulation of leave as had been done in case of many of the State Government Employees OR Limit of accumulation of Leave may be raised to 15 months (450 days), to improve Attendance in the Offices and Industrial Establishments.
23. Encashment of Leave be allowed during service – without restriction.
24. Half a Day’s L.A.P / Earned Leave be allowed to attend to the exigencies to avoid wastage of full day’s leave when not required – particularly if there is no Casual Leave to the credit of an Employee.
25. Commutation of Half Pay Leave may be allowed without Medical Certificate, in case of emergency.
26. Restoration of 12 days of Casual Leave – unjustly curtailed after 5th CPC..
27. Prefix or Suffix Casual Leave with other type of Leave
28. Accumulation of Casual Leave may be allowed and the un-availed Casual Leave in a calendar year be credited to the Earned Leave Account, as permitted in some States and some Public Undertakings (like L.I.C. etc.).
29. Exclusion of Sundays and holidays during counting of no. of days in case of leave availed as LAP.
 
ADVANCES
30. Adequate quantum of advances as per market rates and periodic revision thereof – irrespective of Pay or Scale of Pay – including House Building Advance, Vehicle Advance, Festival Advance, Computer Advance, Furniture & Household effects Advance etc.
31. Advance for suitable type of cloth and stitching charges, to get the Uniforms stitched properly. The previous Pay Commissions had also recommended the grant of this facility, but it had not been properly implemented
32. Vehicle Advance: Limit for Vehicle Advance should be increased to Rs. 80000/- for Motor Cycle & Scooter; Rs. 6 Lakhs for Motor Car, and Rs. 8000/- for purchase of a Bicycle. This limit should be revised from time to time according to the rates of the vehicles in the market.
 
GROUP INSURANCE
33. Amount of Group Insurance cover should be enhanced to at least Rs.15 lakhs in view of heavy inflation as per New Scales of Pay proposed by the Pay Commission.
INCENTIVE FOR SMALL FAMILIES
34. Incentive Increment for Family Planning for promoting Small Family Norms should be paid as per New Scales of Pay both to those who had adopted Family Planning Norms prior to the Pay Commission as well as to those who adopt them later on and the same should be counted for all purposes as done earlier.
 
INCOME TAX
35. Exemption of all allowances from Income Tax (including DA, HRA & Transport Allowance etc.) – as recommended by Fifth Pay Commission.
36. Raising of Exemption Limit for Income Tax to Rs. 5 Lakhs for Salaried Class, Rs. 7 Lakhs for Senior Citizens and Rs. 10 Lakhs for those above 80 years;
37. Linking of Exemption Limit of Income Tax with inflation and annual revision thereof accordingly.
 
DEMANDS OF PENSIONERS
38. Demands of Pensioners proposed to be added, are attached herewith please .
 
DEMANDS OF PENSIONERS
 
FOR SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION FOR CONSIDERATION OF JCM STAFF SIDE & GS AIRF PENSIONARY BENEFITS
1. Full Parity of Pension to Pre & Post 2006 Pensioners with Post 7th CPC Pensioners – retiring from the same post.
2. Full Pension after 20 years of Service to Pre 2006 Pensioners – at par with Post 2006 Pensioners.
3. Proportionate Pension for less than 20 years of service for Pre 2006 as for Post 2006 Pensioners
4. Full Pension @ 65% of pay plus D.A. last drawn or average of last 10 months pay – whichever is higher -– after 20 years service. Restoration of commuted value of Pension in 12 years – as recommended by Fifth Pay Commission and as the amount gets recovered in less than 12 years – with interest thereon, on reducing balance.
5. Pay last drawn or average of last 10 months (whichever is higher) plus full D.A. last drawn for grant of Death-Cum-Retirement Gratuity / Special Contribution to Provident Fund.
 
6. Rates of Family Pension may be revised as under :-
Proposed Family Pension Per Month
On death in Harness On death between 60 to 67 years of age. After limits indicated in columns 2 and 3
80% of last pay drawn as Family Pension for 10 years (if the Employee had survived) Full Pension as Family Pension for 10 years (if the Employee had survived) 80% of Normal Pension if Employee had survived (with minimum FP being Minimum Wage less 20%)
 
7. NPS: New Pension Scheme should be withdrawn for Post 2004 appointee Central Government / Railway employees and they should be covered under the existing Pension Scheme.
8. Gratuity: One month’s pay plus D.A. last drawn or average of last 10 months – whichever is higher as Death-Cum-Retirement Gratuity / Special Contribution to Provident Fund, instead of half month’s pay for each year of qualifying service as at present.
9. Ex-gratia Pension of at least Minimum Pension/ Minimum Wages to the surviving PF Optees.
10. Option to PF Optees: One time Option to all PF Optees to join Pension Scheme by refunding Contributed Provident Fund with interest thereon.
11. Additional Pension / Family Pension: 10% Additional Pension should be granted every 5 years from the age of 65 to 75 years; 20% every 5 years from 80 years onwards and 100% after 90 years of age – to meet with additional expanses on Medicines, health care and other exigencies of old age. (Recommendation of Sixth Pay Commission for grant of 100% additional Pension after 100 years of age was illusionary and unjust in view of far lesser prevailing life expectancy).
10% additional Pension/Family Pension after 65 years of age,
20% Additional Pension/Family Pension after 70 years of age 30 % additional Pension/Family Pension after 75 years of age, 50% additional Pension/Family Pension after 80 years of age,
70% additional Pension/Family Pension after 85 years of age and 100% additional Pension/Family Pension after 90 years of age
12. House Rent Allowance to Pensioners: Pensioners should be granted the House Rent Allowance as granted to serving employees – since most Pensioners are unable to build a House due to exorbitant rise of land & property.
13. Re-employment in appropriate fields to utilize valuable experience and expertise of suitable and talented Technical, Professional and Specialised Personnel against Supernumerary posts – through a suitable mechanism of selection – as required – without any favour or bias.
 
MEDICAL ALLOWANCE & TREATMENT
14. Grant of adequate FMA (Fixed Medical Allowance) and periodical revision thereof for day-to-day Medical Treatment to employees & Pensioners posted & residing in far flung areas – away from CGHS Dispensaries & Railway Hospitals.
15. Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) to Pensioners and Family Pensioners be increased to at least Rs.2500 PM (with periodic revision thereof) for outdoor treatment – where no such facility is available nearby.
16. Waiver or at least adequate reduction of Contributions by the Pensioners / Retiring Employees for CGHS & RELHS (Railway Employees Liberated Health Scheme) – with balance contribution by the Government / Railways – keeping in view the true spirit of Social Responsibility towards the Pensioners – as defined by the Apex Court in Nakra’s Case.
17. Free Treatment of Central Govt Employees, including Railways Employees & Pensioners in Specialised Government Hospitals like AIIMS / NIMS / NIMHANS / JIPMER / CMC / PGI – especially, since these Hospitals are run by the Union Government.
18. Empanelment of more specialised Private Hospitals for Treatment of Central Govt. & Railway Pensioners – on Cashless Billing system in Emergency and on Reference by CGHS / Railway Doctors.
 
INCOME TAX
19. Exemption of all allowances – including DA/DP – from Income Tax – as recommended by Fifth CPC.
20. Raising of Exemption Limit for Income Tax to Rs. 5 Lakhs for salaried Class.
21. 50% tax rebate to the Senior Citizen between 60 years and 65 years, 75% tax rebate for senior citizens above 65 years and 100% after 80 years of age.
22. Exemption of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) from Income Tax – as it is a reimbursement of expenses for day-to-day Medical Treatment.
 
INTERIM RELIEF & PERIODICITY OF REVISION
23. Grant of Interim Relief of at least 40% of the Pay/Pension + D.A to all Central Government Employees & Pensioners w.e.f 01.01.2014 – pending finalization & implementation of of recommendations of the Pay Commission, to mitigate the sufferings of the employees and Pensioners – to compensate them, at least partially, for the large-scale erosion of their Pay / Pensions due to heavy inflation and long gap between two successive Pay Commissions.
24. Merger of 100% DA/DR with Pay & Pension w.e.f. 1-1-2014.
25. Continual Revision of Wages at least every 5 years (like all PSUs) OR whenever the Dearness Allowance rises above 50 per cent.
 
Harchandan Singh
 
Source: www.irtsa.net
[http://www.irtsa.net/pdfdocs/Additional_Demands_for_Inclusion_in_JCM_Memorandum_to_7th_CPC.pdf]

Guidelines for retention for Government accommodation by the allottee who are not regular Govt. Servant Viz Consultant etc.

Guidelines for retention for Government accommodation by the allottee who are not regular Govt. Servant Viz Consultant etc.
No.12035/4/ 2012-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated: 17.5.2012
Office Memorandum

Subject: – Guidelines for retention for Government accommodation by the allottee who are not regular Govt. Servant Viz Consultant etc.

The undersigned is directed to say that the matter of retention of Govt. accommodation in case of death by the allottees, who are not regular Govt. Servants viz consultant / Contractual appointee coterminous staff etc. has been considered by the competent authority and it has been decided that in case of death of the consultants / contractual appointees, co-terminus appointees in the personal staff of Ministers/other dignitaries etc. who are not regular government servants, six months retention will be allowed for the existing accommodation by the family of deceased allottee on payment of normal licence fee.

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(R.N. Yadav)
Deputy Director of Estates (Policy)

Source: www.estates.nic.in
[http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20335.pdf]

AIRF highlighted genuine demands of Railway Employees for Railway Budget 2014-15

AIRF highlighted genuine demands of Railway Employees for Railway Budget 2014-15

Railway Budget 2014-15 – Suggestions of AIRF
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi – 110055
No.AIRF/60
Dated: June 28, 2014
Hon’ble Minister for Railways,
Ministry of Railways,
(Government of India),
New Delhi

Respected Sir,
Sub: Rail Budget 2014-15 – AIRF’s suggestions

All India Railwaymen’s Federation(AIRF), the largest federation of the Ministry of Railways, would like to place following general and genuine demands of the Railwaymen and their dependents for inclusion in the forthcoming Rail Budget 2014-15.

1. The former Hon’ble Minister for Railways had made a number of announcements in regard to various Welfare Schemes while presenting successive Rail Budgets, that include opening of Medical Colleges, Nursing Colleges, Central Schools, Technical Institutions etc. was made. In addition. In addition, “Own Your House Scheme” and provision of Mobile Medical Van for treatment of Railway Staff and their families posted on roadside station, was also announced by them for the Railwaymen. It is unfortunate that the above schemes have yet not been seen the light of the day due to one reason or the other and no proper budget allocation is made for implementation of the same.

Ref.: (i) Para 32 of Hon’be MR’s Rail Budget Speech for the year 2009-10 in respect of setting up of Nursing College and Medical Colleges.
Ref.: (ii) Para 50 of Hon’be MR’s Rail Budget Speech for the year 2010-11 – Setting up of hospitals and educational institutions on surplus railway land.
Ref.: (iii) Para 61 of Hon’be MR’s Rail Budget Speech for the year 2011-12 in respect of setting up of Polytechnics
With a view to secure trust and believe of more than 13 lakh Railwaymen in the Railway Ministry, it would be quite appropriate that necessary budgetary provision is ensured in the forthcoming Rail Budget for the year 2014-15, so that there is some visible progress in this regard.

2. Extension of LARSGESS
The “Liberalized Active Retirement Scheme for Guaranteed Employment of Safety Staff” (LARSGESS) was introduced in the year 2010, modifying the “Safety Related Voluntary Retirement Scheme” in vogue, that came into effect in the year 2005.
This LARSGESS Scheme has been working quite successfully and satisfactorily in maintaining safety standards on the Indian Railways and has equally been found economically viable also, as such the scope of this scheme needs to be extended to cover all Safety Categories Staff working in GP up Rs.4600.

3. Improvement in the condition of Railway Colonies, roads and Running/Rest Rooms
A large number of Railway quarters are over-aged and their maintenance/repair is not practicable due to abnormally high cost. Due to paucity of sufficient funds, neither proper maintenance/repair of the Railway quarters is being managed nor new quarters built in replacement of the old-aged ones. The roads and drainage system in the Railway Colonies is also in very depleted condition. Similar is the condition of most of the Drivers/Guard’s Running Rooms, TTEs Rest Rooms, Subordinate Rest Houses and Rest Rooms for other Railways staff, as a result of which, these staff are not able to take proper rest therein.
Adequate funds needs to be allocated for improvement in the condition of Railway Colonies, Running Rooms, Rest Houses, Rest Rooms etc. as also for provision of separate Ladies Running Rooms/Rest Rooms, Toilets and Change Room for Women Railway Employees.

4. Improvement in medical facilities
Railway Health Services are getting deteriorated day-by-day due to non-availability of adequate number of Railway doctors, paramedical staff and infrastructure. Even life saving medicines are at times not being provided to Railway beneficiaries on account of paucity of resources. Proper allocation of funds for overall improvement in Railway Health Services is, therefore, required to be made so as to engage Specialist Doctors, paramedical staff and availability of proper quality of medicines, particularly life saving medicines from reputed firms. Sufficient number of specialized private or semi-government hospitals are also required to be recognized for treatment of Railway beneficiaries at all important stations.

The already announced “Smart Card” facility for getting cashless treatment in recognized hospitals has not yet been implemented despite lapse of sufficient time, as such this facility be introduced immediately for all existing and retired Railway employees so that they are able to get hassle-free treatment in emergency.
In the wake of present Central Government’s scheme to open Medical Colleges in all the district hospitals, all the Divisional Hospitals in the Railways should also be considered for opening of Associated Medical Colleges, wherein facilities available in this hospitals, like doctors, paramedical staff and other medical facilities can be made use of, because the Divisional Hospitals mostly cover more than one district.
There should be no age bar for getting treatment from the Railway Hospitals/Referral Hospitals for the wards of the Railwaymen, and the same should continue till marriage of the daughter or employment of the son without any age limit.

5. Filling up of Safety Category Posts
It is seen that despite several assurances by the Ministry of Railways, around 1.5 lakh Safety Category Posts always remain unfilled, which is a potential danger to the safety of rail operation. Some new mechanism, therefore, needs to be developed to fill up at least vacancies in the Safety Categories in a time bound manner, wherein priority needs to be given to the wards of the Railwaymen. This procedure was in vogue in the early 1990s

6. Extension of facilities of Privilege/Complimentary Passes
It may be recalled that, one of the former Hon’ble Ministers for Railways had announced to extend the benefit of Privilege/Complimentary Pass to both the parents of the Railwaymen and the officers, but the same is yet to be implemented. In case of Defence employees and other enterprises, both the parents are entitled to avail the facility of free travel, but not in the Railways, which is the largest transport system in our country. This needs to be implemented forthwith.

The facility of Post Retirement Complimentary Passes is being denied to all those Railway employees who could not complete 20 years of Qualifying Service due to their late entry in the Railways, either appointed on compassionate ground or absorption of Coolies, employment of Ex. Servicemen in Railways. Since all these appointments are made under special circumstances, the condition of minimum Qualifying Service of 20 years needs to be relaxed for such employees.

The age limit for entitlement of Passes also needs to be enhanced for dependent son in the present social scenario until they get employment, without any age bar.

7. Revision of New Pension Scheme
During the course of negotiations held with the Railway Board on 07.02.2014 on the 36-point Charter of Demands of the AIRF for Railway Strike, it was unanimously agreed that New Pension Scheme will be replaced with “Old/Guaranteed Pension Scheme” for those employed on or after 01.01.2004 on Indian Railways on the pattern of Defence personnel. The former Hon’ble MR had, therefore, taken up this issue with the Ministry of Finance also. Suitable measures be announced to meet the agreement arrived at between the Staff Side and the Railway Board.

8. Absorption of Quasi-Administrative Staff in the Railways
The Quasi-Administrative Staff employed on the Indian Railways be regularized and Railway Board may be instructed to restore the scheme for Quasi-Administrative Offices as being allowed in case of Railway Officers for engaging TADK/Bungalow Peon.

9. Provision of proper infrastructure and manpower while introducing new trains
New trains are being introduced as a regular measure without providing proper infrastructure and adequate manpower, resulting in increasing workload has become a safety hazard, owing to shortage of staff and improper infrastructure. Therefore, no new trains be introduced until proper infrastructure and adequate manpower is made available for running the same.
With kind regards!

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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source : AIRF

Revision of remuneration rates in para-medical categories in Group ‘C’ on contract basis – Railway Board Order

Revision of remuneration rates in para-medical categories in Group ‘C’ on contract basis – Railway Board Order
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 66/2014
E(NG)II/2005/RC-4/SC/2
New Delhi, dated 25.6.2014
The General Manager (P)
All Zonal Railways/Pus
RE/Allahahad & Metro Railway, Kolkata.

Sub: Revision of remuneration rates in para-medical categories in Group ‘C’ on contract basis

Ref: E(NG)II/2004/RC4/SC/2 dated 01.02.2010
The issue of revision of monthly remuneration rates for filling up posts in para-medical categories in Group ‘C’ on contract basis, have been engaging the attention of the Board. It has now been decided by the Ministry of Railways that the following monthly remuneration (consolidated) will be effective from 1.7.2014.
(i) For the post in Grade Rs. 2550-3200/5200-20200 + GP(l800) = Rs. 10670 per month.
(ii) For the post in Grade Rs. 3050-4590/520040200 + GP(1900) = Rs. 10320 per month.
(iii) For the post in Grade Rs.3250-4900/5200-20200 + GP (2000) = Rs. 10970 per month.
(iv) For the post in Grade. Rs. 4000-6000/5200-20200 + GF’(2400) = Rs. 11590 per month.
(v) For the post in Grade Rs.4500-7000/5200-20200 + GP(2800) = Rs. 12190 per month.
(vi) For the post in Grade Rs. 5000-8000/9300-34800 + GP(4200) = Rs. 20570 per month.
(vii) For the post in Grade Rs. 7450-1500/9300-34300+ GP(4600) = Rs. 21190 per month.
2. Other terms and conditions as stipulated vide Board‘s letter dated 19.07. 2005 would continue to be the same.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways

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(HARSHA DASS)
Director Estt. (N)II
Railway Board.
Source: AIRF
[http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/Revision-of-remuneration_RBE-66_2014.pdf]

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Central Government Employees Admin Forms to download on various service matters required by day today life

Central Government Employees Admin Forms to download on various service matters required by day today life.

GPF
GPF Advance
Convert GPF Advance into Withdrawal
GPF Withdrawal
GPF Nomination form
Application for final payment of balance in GPF Account 


HBA
HBA All forms
House Building Advance-Form-7 Reconveyance Form
HBA Agreement
HBA Mortgage form
House building Advance-Initial Application 


CGEGIS
CGEGIS- GAR 44 form
Nomiation – CGEGIS
Nomination – CGEGIS -Family
Nomination form for Group Insurance Scheme 


LTC
Home Town
LTC Advance
LTC claim
Form for Home Town Declaration


Travel Allowance
Tour TA claim-MS Word document
Tour TA claim-PDF File Format
Transfer TA claim


Medical – CGHS
CGHS – Addition / Deletion of family members
Application for change of CGHS Dispensary
Medical – Essential Certificate – A
Medical – Essential Certificate – B
Medical – application for claiming refund of medical expenses incurred
MODIFIED CHECK LIST FOR REIMBURSEMENT OF MEDICAL CLAIMS
Application form for Pensioner’s CGHS Card




Leave Forms
Casual Leave
Earned Leave
Joining report after leave

Application form for Child Care Leave

Intimations and Permissions
Declaration to visit abroad
Deputation to Abroad
Application for approval/ intimation of transaction in Immovable property
Application for intimation of transaction in Movable property
Form for giving intimation under RULE 18(4) for transaction in shares, mutual funds, securitiea and debentures – Form under Rule 18(4)
No Objection Certificate for Higher Studies
Application for NOC for taking passport/Visa 
Loans and Advances
Car loan – Application Form
Application for sanction of Motor Cycle / Motor Car advance
Form of mortgage bond for MCA/PC advance.
Festival Advance
Vehicle – Computer – Mortgage form


Pension and Retirement related forms
Nomination – DCRG
Retirement Forms
AFHQ Pensioner id card application
Form for nomination for DCR Gratuity
Form of nomination for commuted pension
Form of nomination for arrears of pension/revised pension


APAR
APAR for CSIR-Group IV
APAR-Group B non-gazetted and Group C Categories (Technical, Scientific, drawing, store keeping and other cadres)
APAR-ICFRE Group A Scientists
CBEC-Applicable for higher Administrative grade
APAR for ISS Officers JTS, STS, JAG, JAG(NF) SAG level in Ministry of Statistics
Performance Rating of Scientists (Junior Level)
APAR for Scientists (Senior Level)
APAR for Scientists (Middle Level)
APAR for Scientists (Juniors)
APAR for Group A Aeronautical Quality Control Service in Defence
APAR for Officers of Indian Council of Agricultural Research
APAR for Administrative Grade in CSIR
APAR for Draftsmen and Chief Estimator in CPWD
APAR for central secretariat clerical service-Upper Division Clerk, Lower Division Clerk
APAR for central secretariat Stenographer service – Private Secretary, Personal Assistant, Steno Grade ‘D’
APAR for various cadres in Kendriya Vidyalaya
APAR for DAO


Allotment of Quarters-General Pool
Application for Allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation
Application for Allotment of General Pool Residential Accommodation-Supplementary
LIEN HOLDER FORM FOR GENERAL POOL RESIDENTIAL ACCOMMODATION
Allotment of Accommodation on Functional Ground to Personal Staff of Dignitary
Application for Ad-hoc Allotments on Medical Ground
Application for Acceptance of General Pool Residential Accommodation-Upto Type 4
Application for Acceptance of General Pool-TYPE – 4S & ABOVE and HOSTEL
Application for Deferment of General Pool Residential Accommodation
Application for Change of Accommodation
Application for Regularization of General Pool Residential Accommodation
Application for Regularization of General Pool Residential Accommodation for Dependent
Application for Allotment of Servant Quarter / Garage
Application for Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation on transfer to NER
Application for Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation on transfer to NER
Application for Retention of General Pool Residential Accommodation other than transfer to NER
Application for Reconsideration of General Pool Residential Accommodation
Application for Accommodation for Marriage Purpose
Application for No demand certificate
lien holder form (pre-revised)
General Pool Allotment Surety Bond
Vacation Report of Government Residence


NPS-National Pension System (New pension Scheme)
Application for registration (automatic) and Allotment of Permanent Retirement Account Number (PRAN)- Form Annex-S1

Application form for Tier II activation (For Subscriber already having a NPS account)
Application form withdrawal from Tier II NPS account – form UOS-S12
Covering Letter with Subscriber Registration Application Form (To be submitted by PAO in duplicate)
Covering letter for Subscriber Registration Application Forms (To be submitted by DDO in duplicate)
PRAN registration grievance form
NPS ECS Mandate Form
NPS Scheme preference Change- Request Form


Misc
Uniform Allowance
Annual Immovable Property Return-IPR declaration Form
Children Education Allowance – Tuition Fees claim form
Children Education Allowance – Hostel Subsidy Claim Form
Application for increment for small family norms
Format of application for compassionate appointment.
Declaration of Family details 


Income Tax
DEDUCTION OF TAX AT SOURCE — INCOME–TAX DEDUCTION FROM SALARIES UNDER SECTION 192 OF THE INCOME–TAX ACT, 1961 DURING THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2008-2009
Keywords: GPF forms, HBA Forms, CGEGIS Forms, LTC Forms, Medical CGHS Forms, Leave Forms, Intimations and Permissions forms, Loans and Advances Forms, Pension and Retirement related forms, APAR Forms, Allotment of Quarters-General Pool Forms, NPS-National Pension System (New pension Scheme), Misc Forms, Income Tax Forms
Source: gconnect.in

Friday, June 27, 2014

Corrected version of Draft of JCM’s Memorandum to be submitted to 7th CPC

Corrected version of Draft of JCM’s Memorandum to be submitted to 7th CPC – Please give your valuable suggestions

PREFACE

The 6th CPC submitted its report in March 2008. It made major changes in the structure of pay scales by introducing the concept of Pay band and Grade Pay. Their recommendations were implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. There were plethora of anomalies, common as well as department specific. None of these anomalies were removed despite several rounds of discussions.

1.2. On 1.1.2011, the percentage of DA entitlement crossed over 50%. Since the erosion of the value of wages by that time had become enormous, the demand for merger of DA was raised by the employees. Some of them demanded setting up of the 7th CPC on the plea that the residency period of any wage structure must not exceed 5 years, especially in the background that the pay revision in most of the PSUs takes place at the interval of 5 years.They also pointed out that unlike the 5th CPC the 6th CPC had not suggested as to when the next wage revision must be attempted. The Government ignored those demands, despite well knowing that the inflation and abnormal price rise of food and other essential commodities had reduced the purchasing capacity of the government employees significantly.

1.3 Government refused to discuss these demands either bilaterally or at the forum of JCM. A section of the employees went on a day’s strike action, while the industrial workers in the Railways and Defence took the strike ballot. Climate of confrontation emerged. Taking note of these developments, Government in September 2013 announced the setting up of the 7th CPC. The Standing Council of JCM, National Council met on 24th October, 2013 to discuss various issues connected with the finalisation of the terms of reference of the Commission. The following suggestions were made for incorporation in the Terms of Reference (TOR):

The Commission should have a labour representative.
  • DA (the extent of percentage as on 1.1.2014) to be merged and treated as pay for all purposes.
  • To include Gramin Dak Sewaks within the ambit of 7th CPC.
  • To grant Interim Relief @ 25% of Pay + GP.
  • To ensure that the 7th CPC recommendation will be effective from 1.1.2014.
  • To ensure parity in pension for all pensioners as per the 5th CPC recommendation.
1.4 In spite of holding out assurance, no further discussions were held. The Government unilaterally notified the Terms of Reference. The Staff Side has now submitted a memorandum to the 7th Central Pay Commission on the twin issues, i.e. the need to grant interim relief and merger of Dearness Allowance.

1.5 It will be the endeavour of the Staff Side to bring about commonality of approach on all issues concerning the wages, allowances and other relevant matters, as was the case on the previous occasions. We are hopeful that all the Associations/ Federations/Unions of Central Government employees will endorse this memorandum, prepared by the Staff Side, National Council, JCM on their behalf. No doubt they will submit separate memoranda on department specific issues.

1.6 With this introduction, we submit this memorandum to the 7th CPC for their consideration.

Click here to download JCM’s Memorandum [1.5 MB .pdf]

Committee to formulate a comprehensive transfer policy: Railway Board Order

Constitution a Committee of Officers representing each stream under the Chairmanship of Member Staff with Secretary to Board as co-Chairman to formulate a Comprehensive transfer policy starting from the lowest level up to various posts in Board.

(GOVERNMENT OF INDIA)
(MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. ERB-I/2014/23/27
New Delhi, dated 26.6.2014
ORDER

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee of officers representing each stream under the Chairmanship of Member Staff with Secretary to Board as co-Chairman to formulate a Comprehensive transfer policy starting from the lowest level up to various posts in Board. The Committee will consist of the following Members:-
i) Director General (RHS), Railway Board
ii) Director General (RPF), Railway Board
ill) Addl. Member (Traffic), Railway Board
iv) Addl. Member (PU), Railway Board
v) Addl. Member (L), Railway Board
vi) Addl. Member (CE), Railway Board
vii) Addl. Member (Signal), Railway Board
viii) Addl. Member (Budget), Railway Board
ix) Addl. Member (Planning), Railway Board
x) Addl. Member/Staff (now Adviser/Staff), Railway Board
xi) Adviser (Stores), Railway Board

2. The Terms of reference of the Committee will be as under:-
i) Comprehensive transfer policy to be formulated;
ii) Minimum tenure and maximum period for each level be defined;
iii) Maximum number of years an officer can stay in one location/city;
iv) Rotation of officer to various Zones in Railways to have Pan-India exposure;
v) Compulsory shifting after maximum period of stay;
vi) Prescribing minimum number of experience in divisions for posting as DRM and minimum experience in number of Zones for GM posts as well as posts in Railway Board;
vii) Examining the possibility of not posting the officer to the native divisions, if desired not to be posted to native zones;
viii) Streamlining the feeder cadre for each level of promotion and cadre management;
ix) Any other references to be made by Chairman and Members of the Board; and
x) Any references to be made by Minister of State for Railways and Minister for Railways.

3. The Headquarter of the Committee will be at New Delhi.

4. The Chairman, Co-Chairman and Members of the Committee will be eligible to draw TA/DA, as per extant rules.

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(K. Krishnan)
Joint Secretary
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/irpersonel/Promotion_Posting/ERB-1/Committee_260614.PDF

Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS): About a reader’s Opinion

Performance Related Incentive Scheme (PRIS): About a reader’s Opinion 

The Tamil newspaper Dinamalar recently published an opinion of one of its readers about Performance Related Incentive Scheme.

According to the write-up, based on the recommendations by the Sixth Pay Commission, the scheme had been introduced more than five years ago in select central government departments like atomic energy, space research and defence.

The scheme has already been implemented in atomic energy, space research and scientific and technical research departments under the name of “Performance Based Incentive Scheme”. As a result, there has been tremendous improvement in the productivity and output of these departments.

One can use the Right to Information Act to find out how the performance is evaluated and details regarding promotions. The annual performance appraisals submitted by the employees and the feedback and comments marked by their senior officials are now declassified and are accessible to all. The employee is evaluated based on the annual targets, and the amount of work accomplished that year.

Options have been created to constantly improve management practices. Still, there are issues that need to be addressed. There is fear that such target-based appraisals would encourage unhealthy and selfish result-obsessed-performances, and discourage team spirit and selfless acts aimed at general welfare.

In order to successfully implement these schemes, it is very important for the management to be proactive, benevolent, focused, with clear thinking process, and very impartial.

In other words, a mere rod isn’t sufficient to control an elephant. One also has to have a properly qualified and trained mahout. Similarly, mere schemes alone wouldn’t bring the required transformation in the central government departments. They also need excellent management teams to implement them successfully.

Source: CGEN.in
[http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2014/06/a-readers-opinion-about-performance-related-incentive-scheme-pris/]

Revision in the rates of Kilometreage Allowance and Allowance in lieu of Kilometreage (ALK) with effect from 01.01.2014 - RBE No. 65/2014

 Revision in the rates of Kilometreage Allowance and Allowance in lieu of Kilometreage (ALK) with effect from 01.01.2014 - RBE No. 65/2014

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
S.No. PC-VI:343
RBE No. 65/2014
No. E(P&A)II-2005/RS-34
New Delhi 24.06.2014
The General Managers/CAOs.
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Sub: Revision in the rates of Kilometreage Allowance and Allowance in lieu of Kilometeage (ALK) with effect from 01.01.2014


In terms of Board's letter of even no dated 28.6.2012.  The rates of Kilometreage Allowance (per 100 kms.) and Allowance in lieu of ALK (per 160 kms.), which were laid down Board's letter No. E(P&A)-II/2005/Rs.34 dated 26.12.2008, were increased by 25% with effect from 01.01.2011 consequent upon increase in the rate of DA to 51%.


2.  Subsequent to enhancement in the rages of Dearness Allowance to 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014, the matter has been examined and it has been decided by Board that the rates of Kilometreage Allowance (per 100 kms) and Allowance in lieu of ALK (per 160 kms) shall increase by a further 25% w.e.f. 01.01.2014 over the rates laid down vide Board's letter No. E(P&A)-II-2005/Rs.34 dated 26.12.2008.

3.  The other terms and conditions for admissibility of Kilometreage Allowance / Allowance in lieu of Kilometreage shall remain unchanged.

4.  This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

5.  Please acknowledge receipt
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(K. Shankar)
Director, Estt.(P&A)
Railway Board
Source: AIRF

Amendment of Fundamental Rules/Service Rules regarding FR 22(I)(a)(1) pay fixation of re-employed person: DoPT's clarification

DoPT's clarification on amendment of Fundamental Rules/Service Rules regarding FR 22(1)(a)(i) pay fixation of re-employed person.

No.997012/2014-Estt (Pay)
Government of India
Department of Personnel 8; Training
Establishment (Pay) Division
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the.26th June, 2014
CIRCULAR

It is brought to notice that any amendment of Fundamental Rules / Service Rules is required to be made with the approval of President under powers vested by Article 309 of the Constitution. It is clarified that FR  22(l)(a)(1) continues to exist.

2. Similarly, the Rule 2(2)(vii) of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 has not been deleted as in the case of FR 22(l)(a)(1) above.

3. Hence. the mode of pay fixation as provided for in FR 22(1)(a)(1) continues to apply in respect of cases in the pre-revised scales. Also, the Rule 2(2)(vii) of CCS (RP) Rules 2008 read with OM No.3/13/2008-Estt(Payell) dated 11th November, 2008, continues to apply in cases of pay fixation of reemployed persons.

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(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Pay)

Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/997012_2014-Estt_Pay.pdf

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO) - Dopt Orders

 Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO).

No. 142/15/2010-AVD.1
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 23rd June, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO)/Presenting Officers (PO).

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 31.7.2012 laying down the rates of honorarium payable to Inquiry Officer / Presenting Officer for holding departmental proceedings.

2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the condition mentioned in para 2.1 of the said OM, was in conflict with the provisions of FR 46 B which limits the maximum amount payable as honorarium to an individual in a financial year to Rs. 5,000/- creating confusion whether the same was within the delegated powers of the Ministry.

3. The matter has been considered and it is clarified that the honorarium payable to IO/Presenting Officer for conducting inquiry in departmental proceedings would be outside the purview of the general delegation under FR 46 B.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No. 141412009-E.II(B) dated 16.5.2014.

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(G.Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/142_15_2010-AVD-1_23062014.pdf]

PRICES OF THE INGREDINTS SPECIFIED IN THE 15TH ILC TO CALCULATE THE MINIMUM WAGES AS ON 01.05.2014

ILC TO CALCULATION OF MINIMUM WAGES AS ON MAY 2014 – NC JCM STAFF SIDE 

PRICES OF THE INGREDINTS SPECIFIED IN THE 15TH ILC TO CALCULATE THE MINIMUM WAGES AS ON 01.05.2014

ITEMSDELHIMUMBAIKOLKTACHENNAIBNGLRBBSRTRVDMHYDBDAVERAGEPCU/day in gmsPer Month 3 CU ( in Kg) 
Rice/Wheat444944484758424447475 gms42.75 kg2009
Dal (Toor/Urid/Moong)991021401009797959410380 gms7.2 kg742
Raw Vegetables444641404250484144100 gms9.00 kg396
Green Vegitables424340424243444042125 gms11.25 kg473
Other Vegitables43434140404149404175 gms6.75 kg277
Fruits111114108112109108108109110120 gms10.8 kg1188
Milk444439393636363839200 ml18 ltr702
Sugar/Jaggery44434244454446444456 gms5.00 kg220
Edible Oil14815914215914214114114013840 gms3.6 kg497
Fish315325315375305310335320325 2.5 kg813
Meat423420438388403397398488425 5.0 kg2125
Egg555555555 90 Nos450
Detergents404414379399379399399399396  396
Clothes198203178198178198198188192 5.5 mtr1056
Total           11344
Housing@ 7.5%           1174
Miscellaneous @ 20%           3129
Total           15647
Additional @ 25%           5214
Grand Total - Minimum pay
for unskilled worker
in the
earstwhile Group D
           20861
Minimum Pay
for Group
C Added with
30% with
the minimum
pay above
           5214
Minimum Pay at Group C level           26075
Rounded to           26000

20% of the net minimum miscellaneous charges towards fuel, electricity, water charges, etc

Housing at the rate of 7.5% of net minimum

Addition Expenditure at the rate of 25% includes expenditure towards education, marriage etc of the children, medical treatment, recreation, festivals etc. as per the Supreme Court decision in 1991.

Source: www.ncjcmstaffside.com

Dopt introduced new initiatives to boost morale of its employees - Idea Boxes, Employee of the Month etc.,

Best Practices and New Initiatives introduced by the Department of Personnel & Training to boost morale and effective functioning of the employees of the Department - Regarding: 
 
No. I-28011 /46/2014-Coord 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, P. G. & Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training) 

North Block, New Delhi 
Dated: 18th June 2014 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 
 
Sub: Best Practices / New Initiatives introduced by the Department of Personnel & Training to boost morale and effective functioning of the employees of the Department - Regarding: 
 
During the year 2013-2014, the Department of Personnel & Training has introduced the following new initiatives to boost the morale of its employees and to give a fillip to their effective functioning: - 
 
SI. No. New Initiatives / Best Practices 

1. CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE & 
 
2. EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH 
Realizing that recognition of meritorious performance of employees is a critical tool in human resource management, a new non-monetary incentive in the form of an annual award of "Certificate of Excellence" to recognize the contribution of its meritorious employees of the level of Under Secretary and below has been introduced. This initiative was circulated to all Ministries/Departments vide O.M. No. A-37011/1/2013-Ad.l, dated 18th December 2013 (copy enclosed). 
 
Subsequently, another monthly non-monetary incentive was introduced wherein one employee from across all categories of employees of the level of Under Secretary & below was to be designated as 'Employee of the Month'. The awardee is given a certificate and his photograph is displayed under the relevant link in the intra-Departmental (employee) Portal of the Department. 
 
Under both the initiatives, nominations of eligible employees would be called for from all Wings of the Department and the work performance and outcomes achieved by such employees would be examined by a Committee Of Joint Secretaries in DoPT. The same Committee would meet once every month to assess the nominations received from various Wings to recommend award of 'Employee of the Month'. 
 
3. APPOINTMENT OF MENTORS FOR THE EMPLOYEES JOINING DoPT 
A process of mentoring of each 'newcomer' in the Department with a view to sensitize the incumbent about the Department and dealing with court cases, RFD, Parliamentary matters, etc., has been introduced in the Department. The mentoring process is for a period of six months. The mentor is to be an officer two levels above the incumbent. 
 
4. EMPLOYEES' INTERACTION WITH MOS (PP) AND SENIOR OFFICERS IN OPEN HOUSE SYSTEM 
An 'Open House' interaction of the Group 'B' (Non-Gazetted) employees and above was organized in October, 2013 which provided a platform to these employees to interact directly with MOS (PP) and other Senior Officers of the Department. 
 
5. APPOINTMENT OF GRIEVANCE REDRESSAL OFFICERS IN EACH DIVISION 
In each Division, two Grievance Redressal Officers (GRO) have been appointed at US/DS/Director level to redress the grievances of the employees of inter-personal nature. 
 
6. INSTALLATION OF 'IDEA BOXES' IN THE DEPARTMENT FOR SOLICITING 'OUT OF THE BOX' SOLUTIONS TO VARIOUS ISSUES 
The Department has installed 'Idea Boxes' to receive the innovative ideas from the employees to improve the functioning of the Department and to create a conducive work culture. 
 
7. TRAINING OF THE EMPLOYEES WITH SPECIFIC FOCUS ON DEPARTMENT RELATED FUNCTIONS 
A training plan for the employees at the level of Under Secretary & below (and equivalent) of DoPT has been chalked out in consultation with ISTM. The duration of the Training Programme is one week, inclusive of a field visit outside Delhi. 
 
8. RETREAT FOR OFFICERS OF THE LEVEL OF DS AND ABOVE IN THE DEPARTMENT 
The Department organized a two-day Retreat at LBSNAA, Mussoorie in October 2013 for the officers at the level of DS I Director & above in the Department. The objective of the Retreat was to discuss the stakeholders' perception about the Department and develop an action plan to positively change the orientation of the Department towards service delivery. 
 
9. INTRODUCTION OF INTERNSHIP SCHEME IN THE DEPARTMENT. 
The Department has introduced an 'Internship Scheme' under which applications are invited from students to work on selected topics relating to the functions of the Department. The duration of the internship is two months and they are given a stipend of Rs.10,000/- per month and a Certificate on successful completion of the internship and submission of report. The interns are selected by the Committee of Joint Secretaries. 
 
2. The Ministries / Departments of the Government of India may consider adopting the above initiatives as a Human Resource Management Tool to motivate the industrious employees.
 
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(Shri Prakash) 
Director (A) 
 
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/I-28011_46_2014-Coord.pdf]

Dopt orders regarding weeding out of files/records

Dopt orders regarding weeding out of files/records

No.25/17/2014-CS-II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003,
Dated: the 24th June, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Weeding out of files/records – reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that on review, a large number of old dossiers of ACRs/ APARs in respect of PSs, PPSs ahd Sr. PPSs retained in this section are being considered for weeding out. The ACRs/APARs of officers may be destroyed after five years/more from the date of his/her retirement. As per the instruction contained in this Department’s OM No. 21011/1/2005- Estt(A)(Part-III) dated 02.04.2012, before any ACR dossier is weeded out on completion the normal retention period, it may be certified by the concerned section that no request for handing over the ACR dossier has been received from that retired officer.

2. Accordingly, cadre units participating in CSSS are requested to intimate the details of ACRs/APARs of more than five years vintage in respect of which requests, if any, have been received for handing over from the concerned retired officer. Details of pending disciplinary/ court cases may also be furnished. In case the requisite information being ‘Nil’ the same may also be intimated.

3. In case, no information is received from a cadre unit by 30.06.2014, it will be presumed that the requisite information pertaining to that cadre unit is ‘Nil’.

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(Kameshwar Mishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:www.presmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/wof24.pdf]

Retirement issue is to be handled with social mindset – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

Retirement issue is to be handled with social mindset – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

There are approximately 40,000 fresh retirees every year from the Central Government Civil establishments alone. This number could be close to 1,00,000 including defense, railways, posts and telecom. In addition there is a pool of around 50 lakh existing pensioners. This group of personnel can, by and large, offer greater maturity, experience and stability. With improved living conditions and the best of medical facilities, most of these retiring government employees would be capable of putting in a good 5-7 years of active service.


Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

25-June-2014 21:25 IST


MoS (Personnel) Dr. Jitendra Singh addresses pre-retirement counseling programme

The retirement issue is to be handled with social mindset – says Dr. Jitendra Singh

The Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare conducted a pre-retirement counseling for retirees here today. Addressing the concluding session the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension Dr. Jitendra Singh said that the issue of retirement is to be handled with social mindset. The MoS stated that the society should feel good about it. He stated that the issue is too large to handle by the government itself and hoped that social organization should come forward to help.

The Department of Pensions has institutionalised regular conduct of pre-retirement Counseling workshops. These workshops target retiring personnel two to two-and-a-half years before the retirement date. Topics covered are (i) Formalities to be covered for timely payment of retirement dues (ii) Financial planning for the amounts received at retirement (iii) Preparation of Will (iv) CGHS facilities after retirement and (v) Post-retirement opportunities through Sankalp.

The “Sankalp’ programme has been initiated by the Department towards this end and a web portal of the same name has also been launched. Pensioners, Pensioner Associations and NGOs can register on the website http//www.pensionersportal.gov.in/sankalp.

Recognising the fact that a retiring government employee is very often unprepared to face the fact that he may be without a daily routine and a meaningful existence the day after he retires, the Government is looking for ways to engage the retired employees in meaningful social work.

There are approximately 40,000 fresh retirees every year from the Central Government Civil establishments alone. This number could be close to 1,00,000 including defense, railways, posts and telecom. In addition there is a pool of around 50 lakh existing pensioners. This group of personnel can, by and large, offer greater maturity, experience and stability. With improved living conditions and the best of medical facilities, most of these retiring government employees would be capable of putting in a good 5-7 years of active service. Further, the financial requirements are by and large taken care of by the regular monthly pension payments which are also inflation indexed. What that hurts is a sense of not being wanted anymore and the lack of a daily routine.

Realising the potential of such a large section of experienced, capable and productive workforce, the Department of Pensions and Pensioners’ Welfare has conceptualised such pre-retirement counseling sessions for retirees. This serves as a platform for exchange of information between retiring employees and voluntary or other organisations working towards building society looking for expertise, skill and maturity which can be offered by these retired government servants. The forum will serve to facilitate matching of broad parameters of geographical location and basic skills/ expertise required/ available. Both employees and organisations will have to register on to this portal.

Another possibility is to bring together groups of like-minded pensioners /Pensioners’ Associations and the ministries which are looking for concurrent audit or evaluation of development schemes being implemented all over the country.

The stakeholders identified for the project are:

Supply side:

    a) Pensioners
    b) Pensioners Associations identified by the Department involved in pensioners welfare
    Demand side:
    a) Organisations involved in Social welfare projects
    b) Government Departments having Social welfare schemes
    c) Indian Institute of Corporate affairs for CSR activities
    d) Corporate-Public and Private with CSR funds

Source: PIB News

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Foreign Tour for Central Government Employees – Demanded by NC JCM Staff Side

Explore the possibility of allowing an employer to undertake tour outside India once in his life time in lieu of the LTC.
Leave Travel Concession
Leave Travel Concession is a facility extended to the Government employees, which enables scheme to avail holidays and undertack travel as a tourist with his family.
The facility provides him with an opportunity to be away from the monotonous daily routine and be with his family without the botherisation of the official duties. It is an established fact that if employer is encouraged to take such holidays they will reform rejuvenated and the employer is benefitted through his increased productivity.

Over the years, on representation from employees, the concession has been widened. However, some aspects of this facilities require certain further relaxations/improvements. We enumerate those as under:-
1. Permission for air journey for all categories of employees to and from NE Region.
2. Permission for personnel posted in NE Region for a journey within NE Region.
3. To increase the periodicity of the LTC once in two years.
4. Explore the possibility of allowing an employer to undertake tour outside India once in his life time in lieu of the LTC.
We request the 7th CPC to consider recommending our suggestion for improvements to the Government.

Source: 90paisa.blogspot.in
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2014/06/foreign-tour-for-central-government.html]

Suggestion on Dearness Allowance for 7th Pay Commission – NC JCM STAFF SIDE

Suggestion on Dearness Allowance for 7th Pay Commission – NC JCM STAFF SIDE
National Council JCM Staff Side suggested on the issue of Dearness Allowance in 7th Pay Commission, the existing formula of computation of Dearness allowance and its payment with effect from 1st January, and 1st July may continue…
Dearness allowance

The neutralisation envisaged under the present system of computation of dearness compensation is supposed to be cent per cent, but in reality it is not the case. Actual consumer price index is much higher than the level at which DA is calculated on the basis of 12 monthly average. The average is always lower than the actual cost of living.

The calculation of consumer price index, its basis, the basket of goods on which it is based, are questionable and has become a matter of dispute. Since the Pay Commission being not the forum at which these issues could be taken, we do not propose to go into the details of this aspects.

We suggest, therefore, that the existing formula of computation of DA and its payment with effect from 1st January, and 1st July, may continue.

Source: 90paisa.blogspot.in
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2014/06/suggestion-on-dearness-allowance-for.html]

Draft Memorandum to 7th CPC by National Council, JCM for suggestions

Draft Memorandum to 7th CPC by National Council, JCM for suggestions

The draft of JCM Memorandum to 7th CPC is placed on National Council JCM website ww.ncjcmstaffside.com you are requested to send your suggestions if any positively before 28th June 2014. We will be submitting our memorandum on 30th June:-

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road. New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.icm.np @ gmail.com

Dear Comrade,
The draft of JCM Memorandum to 7th CPC is placed on National Council JCM website www.ncjcmstaffside.com you are requested to send your suggestions if any positively before 28th June 2014. We will be submitting our memorandum on 3oth June. Please treat it most urgent.
With greetings,
Yours sincerely,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)

 PREFACE

The 6th CPC submitted its report in March 2008. It made major changes in the structure of pay scales by introducing the concept of Grade Pay. Their recommendations were implemented with effect from 1.1.2006. There were plethora of anomalies, common as well as department specific. None of these anomalies were removed despite several rounds of discussions.

On 1.1.2011, the percentage of DA entitlement crossed over 50%. Since the erosion of the value of wages by that time had become enormous, the demand for merger of DA was raised by the employees. Some of them demanded setting up of the 7thCPC on the plea that the residency period of any wage structure must not exceed 5 years, especially in the background that the pay revision in most of the PSUs takes place at the interval of 5 years. They also pointed out that unlike the 5thCPC the 6th CPC had not suggested as to when the next wage revision must be attempted. The Government ignored those demands, despite well knowing that the inflation and abnormal price rise of food and other essential commodities had reduced the purchasing capacity of the government employees significantly.

Government refused to discuss these demands either bilaterally or at the forum of JCM. A section of the employees went on a day‟s strike action, while the industrial workers took the strike ballot. Climate of confrontation emerged. Taking note of these developments, Government in September 2013 announced the setting up of the 7th CPC. The Standing Council of JCM, National Council met on to discuss various issues connected with the finalisation of the terms of reference. The following suggestions were made for incorporation in the Terms of Reference (TOR):
a) The Commission should have a labour representative.
b) DA (the extent of percentage as on 1.1.2014) to be merged and treated as pay for all purposes.
c) To include GDS within the ambit of 7th CPC.
d) To grant Interim Relief @ 25% of Pay + GP.
e) To ensure that the 7th CPC recommendation will be effective from 1.1.2014.
f) To ensure parity in pension for all pensioners as per the 5th CPC recommendation.
In spite of holding out assurance, no further discussions were held. The Government unilaterally notified the Terms of Reference. The Staff Side has now submitted a memorandum to 7th Central Pay Commission on the twin issues, i.e. the need to grant interim relief and merger of Dearness Allowance.

It will be the endeavour of the Staff Side to bring about commanity of approach on all issues concerning the wages, allowances and other relevant matters, as was the www.ncjcmstaffside.com case in the previous occasions. We are hopeful that all the Associations/ Federations/Unions of Central Government employees will endorse this memorandum, prepared by the Staff Side, National Council, JCM on their behalf. No doubt they will submit separate memorandum on department specific issues.

With this introduction, we submit this memorandum to the 7th CPC for their consideration.

Source: ncjcmstaffside.com

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