Friday, October 31, 2014

Expected DA from Jan 2015 – AICPIN for the month of September 2014

Expected DA from Jan 2015 – AICPIN for the month of September 2014

No.5/1/2014- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004:
Dated the 31st October, 2014
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On 1-month percentage change, it remained stalic between August, 2014 and September, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.42 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) I .04 percentage points to the Lotal change. At item level, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken). Chitlies Green. Ginger. Onion, Tomato, Brinal. French Beans. Lady’s Finger. Apple, Sugar, Medicine (Allopathie). Petrol. etc. are responsible for the decrease in index. However, this decrease was restricted to sore extent by Rice, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Potato, Cauliflower. Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Bidi, Cigarette, Electricity Charges, Cinema Charges, Toilet Soap. Tailoring charges. etc.. putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-1W stood at 6.30 per cent tbr September, 2014 as compared to 6.75 per cent for the previous month and 10.70 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.46 per cent against 7.63 per cent ot’ the previous month and 13.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the pre ious year.

At centre level, Goa reported a decrease of 10 points followed by Nagpur (5 points). Among others, 4 points fall was observed in 6 centres. 3 points in 4 centres. 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded the maximum increase of 6 points followed by Lucknow & Jalpaiguri (4 points each) and Rourkela & Rangapara-Tezpur (3 points each). Among others, 2 points rise was registered in 8 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 13 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-1W fut the month of October, 2014 will be released on Friday, 28 November. 2014.
The sanie will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in
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(S.S.NEGI)
Director
Source: Labour Bureau

Inclusion of “Third Gender” as a category in the forms for the purpose of admission to educational institutions and other related records —reg.

Inclusion of “Third Gender” as a category in the forms for the purpose of admission to educational institutions and other related records —reg.

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ)
18, Institutional Area, S.J. Marg, New Delhi-110016.
Tel.: 26858570 Fax 26514179
Website: www.lcusangathan.nic.in

F.No. 110331/01/2014/KVS(HQ)/Acad
Dated:28.10.2014
The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices and ZIETs.

Sub: Inclusion of “Third Gender” as a category in the forms for the purpose of admission to educational institutions and other related records —reg.
Madam/Sir,

In terms of Hon’ble Supreme Court in its judgement in writ petition (Civil) No. of 2013 National Legal Services Authority Ws Union of India and others delivered on 15/04/2014 declared in para-129.
1. Hijras, Eunuchs, apart from binary gender, be treated as “third gender” for the purpose of safeguarding their rights under Part III of our Constitution and the laws made by the Parliament and the State legislature.

2. Transgender persons’ right to decide their self-identified gender is also upheld and the Centre and State Governments are directed to grant legal recognition of their gender identity such as male, female or as third gender.

3. Directed Centre and State Governments to take steps to treat them as socially and educationally backward classes of citizens and extend all kinds of reservations in case of admission in educational institution and public appointments.

You are requested to disseminate the same to all the schools under your jurisdiction for inclusion of “Third Gender” in all forms/applications for the purpose of admission to Kendriya Vidyalayas w.e.f ensuing academic session 2015-16 where ever gender classification is envisaged.

This is for information and necessary action at your end.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. V. Vijaylakshmi)
Joint Commissioner(Acad.)
Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/CIR-ACAD-30-10-14.PDF

JCM STAFF SIDE UNITY SHOULD BE FOR STRUGGLE

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER NOVEMBER-2014
JCM STAFF SIDE UNITY SHOULD BE FOR STRUGGLE

History of Central Government Employees reveals that Government has taken undue advantage to deny the justified demands of the Central Government Employees, whenever there was disunity among the JCM staff side organizations. On the contrary, whenever staffside stood solidly united the Government was compelled to concede the legitimate justifys of the employees to a great extent.

After Fifth Pay Commission recommendations, the JCM National council staffside submitted to Government a common charter of demands for modifications of the recommendations of the Pay Commission, which included upward revision of fitment formula and removal of certain glaring anomalies. When Government refused to concede it , notice for indefinite strike was given and finally the Government had to appoint a high-power Group of Ministers Committee under the chairmanship of then Home Minister Shri.Indrajith Gupta and negotiated with the staffside. In the negotiations also the staffside took a united uncompromising stand which ultimately resulted in Government accepting the demand for 40% fitment formula and some other important demands.

Unfortunately, when the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations were submitted to Government, the JCM National Council Staffside miserably failed to take such a firm and united stand and no serious agitational programme was conducted demanding modification of the retrograde recommendations. Instead the dominant leadership of JCM staffside took a compromising stand and depended only on negotiated settlement , without mobilizing the entire rank and file membership behind the demands. Ultimately Government took advantage of this weakness of the leadership and unilaterally announced the implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations, without conceding majority of the genuine demands raised by the staffside during negotiations. Faulty formula adopted for calculation of Need Based Minimum Wage , glaring disparity in fitment and fixation formula between lower level officials and Group- A officers, unscientific pay band and grade pay system and serious anomalies arising out of it , MACP anomalies everything remained as such which could not be settled even after seven years.

Again , when the Government announced the New Contributory Pension Scheme with effect from 01.01.2004 for the new entrants in Central Government Services without any consultation with the JCM National Council Staffside, the dominant leadership of the JCM staffside did not protest and kept silent. This has emboldened the Government to go ahead with the implementation of the neo-liberal pension reforms.
Had the entire JCM Staffside including Railways, Defence and Confederation taken a united stand to oppose the New Pension Scheme and given call for serious agitational programmes including indefinite strike the Government would not have dared to implement the NPS. Of course , Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers opposed the New Pension Scheme and has gone to the extent of conducting one day strike. JCM leadership raised the demand for roll-back of NPS after a very long time and by that time Government succeeded in fully implementing the scheme.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has always stood for unity among the Central Government Employees .When confederation submitted a 15 point charter to the UPA Government in 2011 demanding appointment of 7 th CPC , 5 year wage revision , Merger of 50% DA, Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under 7th CPC etc, the other major organizations in the JCM were not ready to raise the demands in 2011. Finally confederation was forced to go it alone and conducted series of agitational programmes including Parliament March, one day strike and two days strike. Of course, the lonely struggle conducted by confederation represented the mood of the entirety of Central Government Employees and ultimately the Government was compelled to announce constitution of 7th CPC in the month of September 2013.

Now NDA Government which came to power after General Election has rejected all the main demands of the Central Government Employees which includes merger of DA , Interim Relief , Date of effect from 01.01.2014 , inclusion of GDS in the terms of reference of 7th CPC ,scrapping of New Pension Scheme etc. Further Government declared 100% FDI in Railways and Defence. Public Private Partnership in Railways was also announced in Railway budget. More than five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various Departments out of which about 2.5 lakhs vacancies are in Railways alone. The UPA Government has unilaterally announced the terms of reference of the 7th CPC rejecting the draft proposal submitted by JCM staffside. The memorandum submitted by JCM staffside to the NDA Government for grant of merger of DA and Interim Relief also was totally neglected. The JCM Staffside leadership could not do anything and the employees are suffering. In fact the JCM staffside has become a laughing stock among the employees and its credibility in the eyes of the employees has eroded like anything.

It is in this background , eventhough belatedly , the JCM National Council Staffside has decided to organize a National Convention at New Delhi on 11th December 2014 , to discuss and finalise its strategy to combat the above humiliation meted out by the Government . Better late than never. The decision is well received by the entire Central Government Employees and they are eagerly waiting for the outcome of the convention.
NFPE firmly believes that if the present unity among the JCM staffside organizations is not channelized for building up united struggle including indefinite strike of entire Central Government Employees the National Convention will become a futile exercise and an eye-wash to cool down the growing discontentment among the employees. This shall not happen. We firmly believe in the slogan raised by our late legendary leader Com K.G.Bose- i.e “UNITY FOR STRUGGLE AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY”. Such a stand alone can restore the lost glory of the fighting potential of the Central Government Employees and also shall regain the lost faith of employees in the JCM staffside leadership. We cannot be a party to any compromise on the genuine and justified demands of the workers. Let us hope that the JCM staffside leadership shall rise up to the occasion.

Source: National Federation of Postal Employees
[http://nfpe.blogspot.in/2014/10/editorial-postal-crusadernovember-2014.html]

Expenditure Management – Economy Measures and Rationalisation of Expenditure Dated 29th October, 2014

Expenditure Management – Economy Measures and Rationalisation of Expenditure Dated 29th October, 2014:-
No.7(1)/E.Coord.l2014
Government of India
Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi, October, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Expenditure Management – Economy Measures and Rationalisation of Expenditure.

Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure has been ‘” issuing austerity instructions from time to time with a view to containing non-developmental expenditure and releasing of additional resources for priority schemes. The last set of instructions was issued on is” September 2013 after passing of the Union Budget. Such measures are intended at promoting fiscal discipline, without restricting the operational efficiency of the Government. In the context of the current fiscal situation, there is a need to continue to rationalise expenditure and optimize available resources. With this objective, the following measures for fiscal prudence and economy will come into immediate effect:-

2.1 Cut in Non-Plan expenditure:
For the year 2014-15, every Ministry / Department shall effect a mandatory 10% cut in non-Plan expenditure excluding interest payment, repayment of debt, Defence capital, salaries, pension and Finance Commission grants to the States. No re-appropriation of funds to augment the Non-Plan heads of expenditure on which cuts have been imposed shall be allowed during the current fiscal year.

2.2 Seminars and Conferences:
(i) Utmost economy shall be observed in organizing conferences/ Seminars/workshops. Only such conferences, workshops, seminars, etc. which are absolutely essential, should be held wherein also a 10% cut on budgetary allocations (whether Plan or Non-Plan) shall be effected.
(ii) Holding of exhibitions/fairs/seminars/conferences abroad is strongly discouraged except in the case of exhibitions for trade promotion.
(iii) There will be a ban on holding of meetings and conferences at five star hotels except in case of bilateral/multilateral official engagements to be held at the level of Minister-in-Charge or Administrative Secretary, with foreign Governments or international bodies of which India is a Member. The Administrative Secretaries are advised to exercise utmost discretion in holding such meetings in 5-Star hotels keeping in mind the need to observe utmost economy in expenditure.

2.3 Purchase of vehicles:
Purchase of new vehicles to meet the operational requirement of Defence Forces, Central Paramilitary Forces & security related organizations are permitted. Ban on purchase of other vehicles (including staff cars) will continue except against condemnation.

2.4 Domestic and International Travel:
(i) Travel expenditure {both Domestic Travel Expenses (DTE) and Foreign Travel Expenses(FTE)} should be regulated so as to ensure that each Ministry remains within the allocated budget for the same after taking into account the mandatory 10% cut under DTE/FTE (Plan as well as Non-Plan). Re-appropriation! augmentation proposals on this account would not be approved.
(ii)While officers are entitled to vanous classes of air travel depending on seniority, utmost economy would need to be observed while exercising the choice keeping the limitations of budget in mind. However, there would be no bookings in First Class.”
(iii) Facility of Video Conferencing may be used effectively. All extant instructions on foreign travel may be scrupulously followed.
(iv) In all cases of air travel the lowest air fare tickets available for entitled class are to be purchased! procured. No companion free ticket on domestic/ international travel is to be availed of.

Creation of Posts
(i) There will be a ban on creation of Plan and Non-Plan posts.
(ii) Posts that have remained vacant for more than a year are not to be revived except under very rare and unavoidable circumstances and after seeking clearance of Department of Expenditure.

3. Observance of discipline in fiscal transfers to States, Public Sector Undertakings and Autonomous Bodies at Central/ State/Local level:

3.1 Release of Grant-in-aid shall be strictly as per provisions contained in GFRs and in Department of Expenditure’s OM No.7(1)/E.Coord/2012 dated 14.ll.2012.

3.2 Ministries/Departments shall not transfer funds under any Plan schemes in relaxation of conditions attached to such transfers (such as matching funding).

3.3 The State Governments are required to furnish monthly returns of Plan expenditure – Central, Centrally Sponsored or State Plan – to respective Ministries/Departments along with a report on amounts ouistanding in their Public Account in respect of Central and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. This requirement may be scrupulously enforced.

3.4 The Chief Controller of Accounts must ensure compliance with the above as part ofpre-payment scrutiny.

4. Balanced Pace of Expenditure:
4.1 As per extant instructions, not more than one-third (33%) of the Budget Estimates may be spent in the last quarter of the financial year. Besides, the stipulation that during the month of March the expenditure should be limited to 15% of the Budget Estimates is reiterated. It may be emphasized here that the restriction of 33% and 15% expenditure ceiling is to be enforced both scheme-wise as well as for the Demands for Grant as a whole, subject to RE ceilings. Ministries/ Departments which are covered by the Monthly Expenditure Plan (MEP) may ensure that the MEP is followed strictly.
The State Governments are required to furnish monthly returns of Plan expenditure – Central, Centrally Sponsored or State Plan – to respective Ministries/Departments along with a report on amounts outstanding in their Public Account in respect of Central and Centrally Sponsored Schemes. This requirement may be scrupulously enforced.

4.2 It is also considered desirable that in the last month of the year payments may be made- only for the goods and services actually procured and for reimbursement of expenditure already incurred. Hence, no amount should be released in advance (in the last month) with the exception of the following:

(i) Advance payments to contractors under terms of duly executed contracts so that Government would not renege on its legal or contractual obligations.

(ii) Any loans or advances to Government servants etc. or private individuals as a measure of relief and rehabilitation as per service conditions or on compassionate grounds.

(iii) Any other exceptional case with the approval of the Financial Advisor. However, a list of such cases may be sent by the FA to the Department of Expenditure by so” April of the following year for information.
4.3 Rush of expenditure on procurement should be avoided during the last quarter of the fiscal year and in particular the last month of the year so as to ensure that all procedures are complied with and there is no infructuous or wasteful expenditure. FAs are advised to specially monitor this aspect during their reviews.

5. No fresh financial commitments should be made on items which are not provided for in the budget approved by the Parliament.

6. These instructions would also be applicable to autonomous bodies funded by Government of India.

7. Compliance
Secretaries of the Ministries / Departments, being the Chief Accounting Authorities as per Rule 64 of GFR, shall be fully charged with the responsibility of ensuring compliance of the measures outlined above. Financial Advisors shall assist the respective Departments in securing compliance with these measures and also submit an overall report to the Minister-in-Charge and to the Ministry of Finance on a quarterly basis regarding various actions taken on these measures / guidelines.
(Ratan P.Watal)
Secretary(Expenditure)
Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/emre/Austerityinstructions2014.pdf]

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS cities outside Delhi/NCR

 Extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS cities outside Delhi/NCR upto 16th November, 2014: CGHS Order

F.No: S.11045/36/2012/CGHS (HEC) (Pt.)
Government of India
Directorate General Of Central Govt. Health Scheme

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110108, dated the 30th October, 2014
OFFICE ORDER

    Subject: Regarding extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS cities outside Delhi/NCR.


Attention is drawn to the Office Memorandum issued earlier extending validity of empanelment of all health care organizations under CGHS outside Delhi/NCR till 31st October, 2014.


2. It has now been decided to extend the validity of empanelment of all health care organizations already empanelled under CGHS outside DeIhi/NCR, for a further period of 16 days ie. till 16th November, 2014 or till finalization of next empanelment process city-wise. whichever is earlier on same terms and conditions as defined in OM by which they were empanelled earlier.
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[Dr. (Mrs.) Sharda Verma]
Director (CGHS)

Source: CGHS
[http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File803.pdf]

Policy guidelines for Extension of tenure of Board level Incumbents where vigilance clearance is not available

Policy guidelines for Extension of tenure of Board level Incumbents where vigilance clearance is not available: DoPT's instructions


No.17(9)EO/2014-ACC
Government of India
Secretariat of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
Department of Personnel & Training
Office of the Establishment Officer
North, Block, New Delhi
Dated : 30.10.2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Policy guidelines for Extension of tenure of Board level Incumbents where vigilance clearance is not available.


As per extant policy, in case the initial term of 05 years of a Board-level appointee come to an end prior to his/her date of superannuation, extension of his/her tenure upto the date of superannuation is considered with the approval of the ACC subject to his/her being free from vigilance angle and meeting the prescribed performance parameters. In terms of existing instructions, services of any Board-level appointee cannot be terminated on completion of his Initial term, if he/she is due for extension, without specific orders of the ACC. There are many cases, however, where vigilance clearance Is not given in time by CVC/concerned administrative Ministry/Department due to complaints/inquiries pending against the concerned officer.
2. The issue of extension of tenure of Board level incumbents has been examined and with the approval of the ACC, It has been decided to henceforth follow the following procedure In this regard :-

(I) As in the case of fresh appointments, in line with CVC’s instructions dated 31.08.2004, no cognizance should be taken of any complaint which Is received within 06 months prior to the terminal date of the approved tenure of Board-level appointees. This is Imperative as it has been frequently observed that there is a spate of allegations and complaints against Board-level officials whose cases become due for extension of tenure.

(II) The Department should take a conscious decision on whether to extend the term of a Board-level appointee at least one year In advance of the completion of his initial term so that adequate time Is available for the Department to obtain CVC clearance.

(III) Taking into account the vigilance status as on the date six months before the terminal date of initial appointment, the CVC may give its clearance within two months of receiving the reference in this regard from the Administrative Ministry, This limit of two months will Include time taken for back references, CBI references/inquiries, etc.

(IV) Even though complaints received after the cut-off date shall have no bearing upon the process of extension of tenure and would not prejudice the same, such complaints shall be dealt with as per the
normal procedure. Disregarding such complaints received after the cutoff date at the time of deciding upon extension of tenure may not be of any serious consequence as the appointment can always be terminated at a later date if the charges are substantiated on the basis of an inquiry.

(V) (a) In respect of the cases where CVC clearance has been delayed beyond the prescribed timelines, merely on account of procedural reasons, and where there is no denial of vigilance clearance, the case of extension could be processed without waiting any further,

(b) In respect of the cases where CVC clearance is awaited, and there are cases/complaints pending against the officer, the Ministry shell submit to ACC, a proposal for extension of tenure, at least two months prior to the officer’s approved tenure with:

(i) all available information in respect of the complaint;
(ii) material received from/sent to CVC, including enquiry report, if any, of the CVO of the Ministry;
(iii) the comments of the Ministry thereon.

3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to strictly adhere to the time-line and procedural guidelines stipulated above for processing the proposals for extension of tenure of Board level appointees.
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(Anand Madhukar)
Director (ACC)

Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02eod/17_9_EO_2014_ACC.pdf]

Government to launch revamped Kisan Vikas Patra soon: Official

Government to launch revamped Kisan Vikas Patra soon: Official

The government will soon launch the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) besides some new saving instrument programmes for the girl child as well for the physically challenged person, a senior finance ministry official said today.

“We are going to launch the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) soon again in the form of saving instrument,” Rajat Bhargava, Joint Secretary (Budget) in the ministry finance said at an event here.

“Similarly, the government of India is also going to launch some new saving instrument programmes for girl child as well as for the physically challenged person who has not been covered so far (under the programme),” Bhargava added.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in the Budget speech, had said he will re-introduce the KVP, which was a very popular instrument among small savers.

“I plan to reintroduce the instrument to encourage people, who may have banked and unbanked savings to invest in this instrument,” Jaitley had said.

The KVP was discontinued by the UPA government in 2011 following the Shyamala Gopinath Committee report. It had suggested that KVPs may be discontinued as they are prone to misuse.

KVP was a popular saving scheme that doubled the money invested in eight years and seven months. The government sold these saving bonds through Post Offices in the country.

The new government has identified financial inclusion and access to formal financial channels as a priority area and the reintroduction of KVP is seen as furthering this objective.

Source : The Economic Times

Early Closure of Offices on 30th October, 2014 in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk by Our PM – Dopt Orders

Early Closure of Offices on 30th October, 2014 in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk by Our PM – Dopt Orders
No.12/17/2014-JCA 2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 29th October, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Early Closure of Offices on 30th October, 2014 in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

In connection with the arrangements for the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 31st October, 2014, it has been decided that the Government offices located in the buildings indicated in the Annexure I to this O.M would be closed early at 14:00 hrs. on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) and will remain closed till 09.30 AM on 31st October, 2014 (Friday).

2. The buildings indicated in the Annexure II to this O.M would be closed early at 14:00 hrs. on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) and will remain closed till 08.00 AM on 31st October, 2014.

3. Government offices located in Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament House would remain closed from 10.00 PM on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) till 9.30 AM on 31st October, 2014 (Friday).

4. Hindi version will follow.

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(Ashok Kumar)
Director (JCA)

ANNEXURE I

List of Buildings to be closed from 14:00 hrs. on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) till 09.30 AM on 31st October, 2014 (Friday).

1. South Block
2. North Block
3. Rail Bhawan
4. CSIR Building
5. Krishi Bhawan
6. Shastri Bhawan
7. National Archives
8. Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
9. National Media Centre
10. Shram Shakti Bhawan
11. Hutment(MOD Office), Dalhousie Road & on K. Menon Marg
12. DRDO Bhawan
13. Vayu Bhawan
14. Sena Bhawan
15. Udyog Bhawan
16. Nirman Bhawan
17. Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan (MEA Office)
18. National Museum & ASI Office
19. Archaeological Survey of India
20. Vigyan Bhawan
21. Vigyan Bhawan Annexe
22. CCA, Min. of Agriculture, 16-A, Aldbar Road.
23. Raksha Bhawan
24. National Stadium
25. Hyderabad House
26. Coast Guard HQ.
27. Baroda House
28. National Gallery of Modern Art

ANNEXURE II

List of Buildings to be closed from 14:00 hrs. on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) till 08.00 AM on 31st October, 2014 (Friday).

1. Transport Bhawan
2. RBI
3 Yojna Bhawan
4. Sardar Patel Bhawan
5. Nirvachan Sadan
6. Punjab National Bank Building, Patel Chowk
7. Akashwani Bhawan/AIR Sansad Marg
8. Dak Bhawan
9. Sanchar Bhawan
10. Jeevan Tara Building
11. Jeevan Deep Building
12. Jeevan Vihar Building
13. SBI Building

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/No12-17-2014-JCA2.pdf]

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Revised Guidelines regarding Centralisation of Cadre Management of CSS with the CS Division of DOP&T

Revised Guidelines regarding Centralisation of Cadre Management of CSS with the CS Division of DOP&T
No.21/20/2014-CS.I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110003,
Dated 28th October 2014
Office Memorandum

Subject: Revised Guidelines regarding Centralisation of Cadre Management of CSS with the CS Division of DOP&T

After the first Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) in the year 2003, cadre management of CSS was centralized in CS.I Division. Detailed instructions regarding carrying out of various cadre management functions were issued vide O.M. No. 21/01/2004-CS.I dated 20.04.2005.

Thereafter, there have been changes in the procedure followed in the cadre management activities necessitating revised guidelines to correctly reflect the extant position. Accordingly, in supersession of 0M dated 20.4.2005, revised instructions are issued as under:

2. (i) Direct Recruitment to Assistant Grade: CS.I Division, DoPT will be responsible for direct recruitment to the grade of Assistant. The Division will also maintain Post Based Reservation Roster for the purpose

(ii) Promotions: Promotions to all grades of CSS will be carried out by DoPT as under:

I. Assistant Grade:
(a) SQ promotion CS.ll, Division, DoPT will be responsible for SQ promotion to the grade of Assistant on the basis of All Secretariat Common Seniority List in the grade of UDC. CS.ll Division will issue the zone for promotion and the Ministries/ Departments concerned will conduct the DPC in terms of CSS Rules, 2009. CS.ll Division will issue the Select List on the recommendations of DPCs by Ministries/ Departments.
(b) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LOCE) : CS.ll Division, DoPT will be responsible for promotion to Assistant Grade on the basis of LDCE CS.ll Division will maintain Post Based Reservation Roster for these purposes.
 
II. Section Officer
(a) SQ promotion CS.I, Division, DoPT will be responsible for SQ promotion to the grade of Section Officer on the basis of All Secretariat Common Seniority List in the grade of Assistant. CS.I Division will issue the zone for promotion and the Ministries/ Departments concerned will conduct the DPC in terms of CSS Rules, 2009. CS.I Division will issue the Select List on the recommendations of DPCs by Ministries/
Departments.

(b) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) : CS.I Division, DoPT will be responsible for promotion to Section Officer Grade on the basis of LDCE conducted by the UPSC.
CS.l Division will maintain Post Based Reservation Roster for these purposes.

III. Under Secretary:
The only mode of recruitment to this grade is promotion. CS.I Division will be responsible for bringing out Select List for regular promotion to this grade in consultation with UPSC. CS.I Division will also maintain Post Based Reservation Roster.

IV. DS/Dir :
Promotion is the only mode of recruitment to these grades CS.I Division will be responsible for bringing out Select List for regular promotion to these grades on the recommendations of DPC constituted for the purpose.

(iii) Transfers: Transfer of officers ¡n all the grades of CSS either on promotion or on rotational transfer or otherwise will be made by the CS.l Division.

(iv) Maintenance of APARs: ACRs/APARs of Under Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and Directors of CSS will be maintained by CS.l Division. ACR/APAR dossier in respect of SOs and Assistants will continue to be maintained by the respective Ministries/ Departments. However, Ministries /Departments will scan and upload the ACRs/APARs of all the grades in the web based cadre management system.

(v) Deputation : Cadre clearance for deputation of CSS Officers of US and above grades will be granted by CS.l Division. Officers of these grades will report to CS.I Division on repatriation from deputation for further posting. In the grades of Assistant and SO, cadre clearance for deputation will be granted by the respective Ministries/Departments and offices of these grades will report to the same cadre units on expiry of deputation.

(vi) Long leave : Officers of US and above grades on expiry of long leave one year or more will report to CS.I Division for further posting. No substitute will be provided to Ministries / Departments in case of leave less than one year.

(vii) Private Foreign Visit: Permission for private visit abroad in respect of CSS Officers of all grades will be granted by the Ministries / Departments concerned subject to CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and any other instructions on the matter. Cadre Clearance by CS.I Division will not be required for this purpose. However, application for private foreign visit and permission granted should be captured in the web based cadre management system.

(viii) Short Term Foreign Training: Ministries / Departments may nominate officers for short term foreign training, not exceeding three months. However, for foreign training beyond three months cadre clearance from CS.l Division will be required in case of US and above level officers of CSS. Details of foreign training should be entered in the web based cadre management system.

(ix) Domestic Training: Ministries/ Departments may nominate officers for domestic training not exceeding one year. In case of domestic training exceeding one year, cadre clearance from CS.l Division should be obtained for US and above level officers of CSS. Details of training should be entered in the web based cadre management system.

(x) Voluntary retirement: Approval of competent authority for voluntary retirement of CSS Officers of US and above levels will be conveyed by CS.I, DoPT. Requests for voluntary retirement should be forwarded to this Department with the approval of Secretary of the Department and after obtaining vigilance clearance from AVD, DoPT. Approval for voluntary retirement of Assistant and SO will, however, be granted by the concerned Ministry / Department with the approval of the Minister concerned. Requests for voluntary retirement and approval granted should be entered in the web based cadre management system.

(xi) Grant of study leave: Any request for grant of study leave to a CSS officer (of the grades of Under Secretary and above) would require prior approval of CS.I Division of DOP&T.

(xii) Commercial employment: Proposal for commercial employment after retirement of a CSS officer in the grades of Under Secretary and above will be processed by the Ministry/Department concerned with reference to provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules and referred to CS.l Division for approval.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
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(Utkaarsh R Tiwaari)
Director
Source : www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/CM.pdf]

Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status(CL-TS)-Proposals from Ministries/Departments

Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status(CL-TS)-Proposals from Ministries/ Departments on -regarding

F.No.49014/3/2014- Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block
Dated 16th October, 2014



OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status(CL-TS)-Proposals from Ministries/Departments on -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status & Regularisation), Scheme of Government of India, 1993, circulated vide DOPT OM No. 51016/2/90-Estt(C) dated 10.09.1993, stipulated conditions for grant of temporary status and regularization of services to the persons recruited on daily wage basis in the Central Government Offices as on 10.09.1993. It was held in the Mohan Pal Case SLP (Civil) No. 2224/2000 that the Scheme of 1-9-93 is not an ongoing Scheme and the temporary status can be conferred on the casual labourers under that Scheme only if they were in employment on the date of the commencement of the scheme and they should have rendered continuous service of at least one year i.e. at least 240 days in a year or 206 days (in case of offices having 5 days a week). The Scheme inter-alia provided for regularization of CL-TS against Group `D’ posts.

2. Following the acceptance of the recommendation of the 6th CPC, all Group D posts have been upgraded to Group C posts. Recruitment to erstwhile Group `D’ posts placed in Group ‘C’, PB-1, Grade Pay ‘1800/- (non technical as MT Staff) is now made only through Staff Selection Commission and minimum educational qualification for appointment is Matriculation or ITI pass. Regularisation of CL-TS therefore cannot be done by the Ministries/ Departments on their own and requires relaxation of para-8 of the Appendix to the O.M. dated 10.09.1993.

3. This Department vide O.M No. 49011/31/2008-Estt(C) dated 17th February,2009 had requested all Ministries/ Department to provide information relating to CL-TS on their rolls. Information relating to 231 CL-TS was received from 29 Ministries/Departments which were processed. Since then this Department has been receiving proposals piece-meal from different

4. Department of Expenditure have now advised this Department that in order to avoid piece- meal examination of such proposals, a consolidated proposal for regularization of all such remaining CL-TS who were on the rolls of the Ministries/Departments on 10.09.1993 and yet could not be regularized may be forwarded to them for further consideration/examination. Therefore, all Ministries/Departments are requested to review the position at their establishments and send a consolidated proposals for regularization of services of such remaining CL-TS on their rolls (including attached/subordinate and autonomous bodies), if any, latest by 30.11.2014 to this Department in the enclosed format. It may be ensured that complete information in respect of the Ministry/Department and its Attached/Subordinate Offices is sent. The information may also be sent by e-mail(in MS Word) at dse@nic.in.


(J.A.Vaidyanathan)
Director(Estt.)
Telefax: 23093179

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Casualty Pensionary Awards for Armed Forces Officers & POBR invalided out from 1.1.1996 – PCDA Circular No. 529

PCDA Circular No. 529 – Rationalization of casualty Pensionary Awards for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) invalided out from service prior to 1.1.1996: 

Extension of benefit of broad banding of percentage of disability/ war injury.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
REGISTERED
Circular No. 529
Dated: 13.10.2014

Subject: Rationalization of casualty Pensionary Awards for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) invalided out from service prior to 1.1.1996: Extension of benefit of broad banding of percentage of disability/ war injury.

Reference: GOI, MOD letter No. 12(16)/2009/D(Pen/Policy) dated 15.09.2014 and this office Circular No. 429 dated 04.03.2010.

A copy of the Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 12(16)/2009/D(Pen/Policy) dated 15/09/2014 is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action.

BACK GROUND

2. Consequent upon issue of letter No.1 (2)/97/D (Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001 the benefit of Broad Banding i.e. Rounding of Disability, 50% (for disability less than 50%) and 75% (for disability from 50% to 75%) and 100% (for disability from 76% to 100%) provision has been made for those pensioners who have been invalided out from the service on medical ground attributable to or aggravated by military service on or after 01.01.1996. The demand of this benefit for Pre-96 Defence pensioners was pending with the Govt. which had been considered by Cabinet Secretary Committee and recommended for extension of this benefit to Armed Forces Officers and PBORS who were invalided out of service prior to 01.01.1996 and were in receipt of disability/ war injury pension as on 01.07.2009. The Govt. had accepted the above said recommendations and issued order vide MOD letter No. 10(01)/D(Pen/Policy)/2009/Vol-ll dated 19.01.2010.


NEW PROVISION IN BROAD BANDING

3. Now in partial modification of above said GOI, MOD letter dated 19.01.2010, the Government vide MOD letter No. 12(16)/2009/D(Pen/Policy) dated 15.09.2014 has allowed the benefit of broad banding of percentage of disability/ war injury w.e.f. 01.01.1996 to Armed Forces Officers and PBOR pensioners who were invalided out of service prior to 1.1.1996 and were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element as on 1.1.1996. In such cases, where the pensioner was not in receipt of disability element as on 1.1.1996 but became entitled at a later stage due to reassessment of disability more than 20%, this benefit shall also be allowed from the same date i.e. from the date of reassessment.


AFFECTED CASES

4. With effect from 01.01.1996, the concept of broad banding of percentage of disability/ war injury, as provided in Para 7.2 of MOD letter dated 31.01.2001 quoted above, shall be extended to Armed Forces Officers and PBOR who were invalided out of service prior to 01.01.1996 and are in receipt of disability/ war injury pensions as on 01.01.1996. In such cases where the pensioner was not in receipt of disability element as on 01.01.1996, but became entitled at later stage due to re-assessment of disability more than 20%, this benefit shall be allowed from the same date i.e. from the date of reassessment.

5. Further, as per above GOI MOD letter, those cases where the pensioners were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element as on 1.1.1996 but the same was discontinued at a later stage due to reassessment of disability as less than 20%, the disability element/ war injury element shall be discontinued from the later date as hithertofore. However, in those Pre 1.1.1996 cases where the disability element/ war injury element was not allowed for disability being accepted as less than 20% at initial stage or subsequent stage on reassessment of disability, the same will continue to be disallowed and such cases will not be re-opened.


APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED

6. For this purpose, each affected Armed Forces pensioner who were invalided out of service prior to 1.1.1996 and were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element on 1.1.1996 or thereafter, shall submit an application in the format enclosed as Annexure to this letter to the PSAs concerned through their Pension Disbursing Agencies and Record Offices thereof in the case of PBOR and through Pension Disbursing Agencies in the case of Commissioned Officers to PSAs concerned for revision of disability element/ war injury element.

7. For the grant of LTA of deceased invalided out of service prior to 01.01.1996 and who were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element as on 01.01.1996 or thereafter, a certificate is to be submitted by the Family Pensioner/ his heir in the format enclosed as CERTIFICATE FOR THE PAYMENT OF LTA to this circular. However, the Part-II & Part-III of ANNEXURE will also be filled up with CERTIFICATE FOR THE PAYMENT OF LTA.


ACTION ON THE PART OF THE PDA

8. Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested that the affected cases of disability/war injury element where Armed Forces Officers and PBOR who were invalided out from service prior 01.01.1996 and were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element as on 1.1.1996 may be reviewed and application obtained in triplicate from them may be endorsed and submitted to the concerned Record Office in the cases of PBOR and directly to the PSA in the cases of Commissioned Officer so that the necessary Corr. PPO for Broad Banding may be issued by the PSA concerned.

9. If a pensioner, to whom benefit accrues under the provisions of this letter, had already died on or after 01.01.1996 but before date of issue of this letter (i.e. 15.09.2014), the application for revision shall be submitted by the family pensioners or by his/ her heir, as the case may be. Payment of LTA shall, however, be regulated as per the extant Government orders on the subject matter.

10. PDA to ensure that format enclosed in cases for ‘CERTIFICATE FOR THE PAYMENT OF LTA’ is properly filled along with Part-ll of Annexure and the same is verified by them.


ACTION ON THE PART OF THE RECORD OFFICE

11. ROs are requested that on receipt of the ANNEXURE for Broad Banding from the individual or CERTIFICATE FOR THE PAYMENT OF LTA from the family pensioner/ his/her heir duly filled by the PDAs the same may please be forwarded to concerned PSAs duly verified along with completed

LPC-Cum-Data Sheet, photo copy of original and latest D/ DE PPOs for issue of necessary Corr PPO. The following documents may invariably be forwarded along with the claim-

(i) CTC of Sheet Rolls’ page indicating clause of discharge.
(ii) Discharge Part-ll order showing the clause of discharge and where Part-II order is not available, a certificate, certifying that the individual had been invalided out/ deemed to be invalided out duly showing the clause of discharge.
(iii) A certificate to the effect may also be enclosed that “no claim on this account has earlier been initiated” to avoid recurrence of double PPO for the same claim.

 12. ROs are also requested to review all such cases where Broad Banding benefit has already been notified by concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities wef 01.07.2009 and where disability was assessed as for life before 01.01.1996.

A list of such cases indicating individual’s details i.e. Name, Regt. Number, Original PPO Number, Corrigendum (Broad Banding) PPO No. and Current PDA details may be forwarded to concerned PSA for further necessary action.

13. This may please be given wide publicity.

14. This circular has been uploaded on PCDA (P) website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination across the Defence pensioners and PDAs.
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(A.K. NIGAM)
Asstt. Controller (P)
Gts/Tech/05/LXXII Dated: 13.10.2014

Holding of National Convention of the National Council (JCM)(Staff Side)

National Convention of the National Council (JCM Staff Side) to be held on 11.12.2014.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@ gmail .com
Ref. No.NC-JCM/2014/SC
Dated: October 25, 2014
All Constituent Organisations,
National Council(JCM)
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Holding of National Convention of the National Council (JCM) (Staff Side)

As you are aware, the Staff Side, JCM National Council had, as desired by the 7th CPC, submitted a separate memorandum on Interim Relief and Merger of DA, copy of which had also been sent to the Finance Ministry. During the Informal Discussions the Staff Side had with the Pay Commission, they had assured us to take up the issue with the Government seeking amendment to the Terms of Reference to enable them to act upon our memorandum.

We have received reply from the Finance Ministry, which is indicative of a refusal of both the demands. The NDA Government has adopted the same plea made by the UPA II Government to reject our demands. The 7th CPC have so far not communicated to us, the decision they have taken on our memorandum.

From the steps so far taken by the BJP Government, it is unambiguous that they would be pursuing the neo-liberal economic policies with much more intensity than even the UPA Government. Having got a clear majority in the Parliament, they would be able to push through necessary legislations to pursue reforms. The outsourcing of Railway functions, privatization of Defence manufacturing Units, increased FDI inflow in various core sectors of economy, dismantling of the administrative price mechanism, de-nationalization efforts in the Banking, Insurance and Coal Sectors and above all the adherence to New Contributory Pension Scheme are some of the bold anti worker steps taken by the new Government.

The matter of fact approach and urgency which was visible in the initial days of the 7th CPC appears to have vanished. It is a matter of pride for all of us that we could submit our final memorandum on common issues to the Commission within the stipulated time frame. We are also happy to note that almost all service organizations of Central Government employees have endorsed our formulations on the wage structure and other service benefits. It is also a fact that all these organizations have submitted their memoranda on department-specific issues before 31st July, 2014. Despite having received such large number of memoranda, the 7thCPC has so far not commenced taking oral evidence giving an indubitable impression that the Commission might not be able to submit its report within the stipulated time of 18 months.

All these issues came up for the consideration of the members of the Staff side when they met a few days back. The unanimous opinion was to pursue the issues through organizational methods. Accordingly, it was decided to hold a National Convention, eliciting the participation of the representatives of all Service organizations participating in the JCM to discuss the emerging situation and decide upon future course of action. Incidentally, we must mention that the JCM conceived as a negotiating forum has been made
ineffective by the Government over the years by not convening its meetings periodically.

The National Convention will be held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Sree Gurjarathi Samaj, Raj Niwas Road, Civil Lines(Opposite Civil Lines Metro Station), Delhi, on 11th December, 2014. The Convention will commence at 12 Noon and will be concluded by 4.00 PM. 740 delegates will participate in the convention, of which 370 shall be Railwaymen(AIRF and NFIR), 150 will be Defence Civilian employees (AIDEF and INDWF) and the rest 220 will be represented by other Central Government employees (Confederation of Central Government employees and workers). The participating organizations will issue separate circular letter indicating the number of delegates of each Branch/Unit, Divisions/Zones, Circles/States, and affiliates may deploy to the Convention.

The Staff side will meet again to finalize the draft declaration to be placed before the Convention for discussion and adoption. The date and venue of the meeting will be intimated in due course.

With greetings,
Comradely yours,

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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Tags: DA Merger, Interim Relief, NC JCM Staff Side, National Council JCM Staff Side, Central Government Employees news, 

Ministry of Tourism launches Android Mobile Application of its official online travel planner

Android Mobile Application of Incredible India’s official trip planning
Ministry of Tourism launches Android Mobile Application of its official online travel planner
The Android Mobile Application of Incredible India’s official trip planning and destination discovery App Tripigator.com was today launched by the Ministry of Tourism. Being the first and only instant travel planning engine Tripigator.com, the App creates personalized itineraries matching user preferences. It has integrated maps and geo-location based discovery of details which further improves travelers’ in-destination experience. Being a first of its kind personalized traveler planning engine, Tripigator.com instantly generates personalized travel itinerary on fewer inputs and significantly reduces user’s effort by replacing 10 tabs to 1 tab. The website www.tripigator.com is already an official travel planner of Ministry of Tourism and is available on Incredible India’s website.

Tripigator helps both domestic and international travelers in planning their trips seamlessly by asking basic inputs such as timeline, budget, areas of interest (adventure, romantic, nature etc.) and destinations of choice. The technology creates a range of travel itineraries in no time and ranks them as per users’ experience.

Tripigator offers a seamless user experience and visually appealing user interface, which complements the core technology. Tripigator aggregates the information from all over the web to create structured travel data and applies decision science and remarkable technology to create personalized holiday itineraries with live prices.

It not only creates personalized itineraries, but also helps users to share them with their travel companions, enabling greater collaboration in travel planning process.

During the launch Mr. Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism said that the Android Application offers travelers a unique planning experience, and travelling to and within India will be at the tourists’ fingertips. The price sensitivity feature offered in the software will help people to plan holidays as per their budget, he said.

The app can be downloaded from:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.worthyourholidays.tripigator

Launched in partnership with Incredible India of Ministry of Tourism in May this year, www.tripigator.com has so far assisted 1 lakh users from over 40 countries to plan holidays in India.

Source: PIB News

Double DA for 3 ex-defence officers, lokayukta alerted

Double DA for 3 ex-defence officers, lokayukta alerted
By Chetan R, Bangalore Mirror Bureau

Three top ranking retired armed forces commissioned officers - a wing commander, a lieutenant colonel, and a major - currently occupying the posts of joint director and deputy directors with state's sainik welfare and resettlement department, are accused of drawing dearness allowance or relief from two sources, the state government as well as the defence forces, since several years.

A complaint was filed by Raju N R, a military veteran, on October 20 with the Lokayukta on the irregularity, which is said to have caused the state exchequer a loss of several lakhs. The officials concerned are Wg Cdr (rtd) Eshwar Kodolli, Maj (rtd) Shivaji M Tukkar and Lt Col (rtd) Geetha M Shetty.

Kodolli is currently serving as joint director (i/c), Tukkar is deputy director (Bagalkot and Koppal), and Shetty, deputy director (Shimoga and Davangere). The allegations levelled against them include giving false declaration to the pension disbursing authorities of armed forces to get dearness relief on their defence pension. Once employed by state government (where they draw salary with DA), they are not entitled to DA on defence pension.


"Defence services officers are selected for re-employment in the Karnataka state department of sainik welfare & resettlement (DSWR), and so, state government employees," Raju told Bangalore Mirror. "Every retired defence services officer is required to render an annual certificate to the Defence Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) for drawing defence pension. In this certificate, they declare that they are, or are not, re-employed in a government job. Based upon their declaration, the PDA pays DA on their defence pension. The PDA has no means to check the veracity of this declaration, and the defence services officer is honour-bound to make a truthful declaration. A false declaration for personal gain is an act of moral turpitude, which attracts disciplinary action."

Tukkar has been re-employed with the department of sainik welfare and resettlement since Nov 9, 2009, Shetty since June 13, 2011 and Kodolli since October 20, 2011, as per records available with Raju. But they have continued to draw DR - which is currently 100% on the pension - and DA, Raju said. This despite an armed forces tribunal order in June 2013 in a similar case pertaining to two other officers - Maj (rtd) R S Vishwanath and Col (rtd) CM Uthaiah - to refund the Dearness Relief drawn for the period of their re-employment.

Source: Bangalore Mirror

91-yr-old ex-railway employee awaits revision in pension

91-yr-old ex-railway employee awaits revision in pension

HT Correspondent:, Hindustan Times  Ludhiana, October 27, 2014

Madan Mohan Lal Sobti, 91, has been awaiting a revision of his pension since the past three decades. Since his retirement on August 31, 1981, as the deputy chief controller from Moradabad Division for Northern Railway, Sobiti has been living on a paltry pension of Rs8,000, which includes his dearness allowance, fixed according the government pay scales at the time of his retirement, despite three revisions in the scales since.

Three pay commissions-of 1987, 1994 and 2006-instituted since he retired have revised government pay scales. While a CAT judgment ordered the Fifth Pay Commission to bring the pre-1986 and post-1986 retirees under the complete parity and the Sixth Pay Commission to bring the pre-2006 and post-2006 retirees under the modified parity scheme, his pension remained unchanged despite 14 written requests to the railway department. Sobti has even written to the railway board chairman and successive railway ministers, only to come a cropper.

"Moradabad divisional railway manager have harassed me for the past four years. They say that my service record file is either lost or misplaced and is thus in not available," he said.


He added that no search memo was issued to settlement section to trace out the file nor was an FIR was lodged with the GRP Moradabad in this regard despite several applications demanding it since 1991.
"The pay grades and pensions have increased by manifolds by the pay commissions. I could live a dignified life and could even bear my medical expenses if my pension were revised," said Sobti, who currently lives with his son at Sunder Nagar, Rahon Road.

MS Gill, the president of the All Indian Railway Retirees Federation said the case highlights the Railways' apathy. "Sobti has been suffering from several chronic diseases and has been advised not to leave the city. The Railways has not forced him to fight for his rights," he said, demanding a solution to the problem soon.

Source: Hindustan Times

Absence of own specialists troubles CGHS patients

Absence of own specialists troubles CGHS patients

NAGPUR : The Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) beneficiaries are suffering due to prolonged absence of specialists in the OPD (out patient department) clinics. They have to shuttle between CGHS clinics and the other government hospitals to consult with the specialists and yet do not get the prescribed medicines for varied reasons. The additional director general (ADG) of CGHS in city Dr D O Tikas, however, says the issue will be resolved soon as the various regulations are still evolving.

CGHS clinics in city only have specialists of medicine, eye, paediatrics, obstetrics and gynaecology and skin. For treatment of all other specialities like neuroscience, psychiatry, orthopaedics, nephrology etc the CGHS clinics refer patients to either the corporation hospitals or any other government hospital including medical colleges. Unfortunately, when they come back with the medicines prescribed by them to CGHS dispensaries, patients are mostly told either drugs are not available or they are not as per combinations and formulae permitted under CGHS scheme. They are also refused medicines on the pretext that they are expensive imported medicines or are not generic formula and so not included in the CGHS list.


Whatever the reason, the patients, majority of whom are senior citizens, have to run from pillar to post for no fault of theirs. "I have a dependent daughter who has been suffering from neurological problem for many years. She is referred to the NMC OPD clinic in Sadar but the medicines prescribed by the psychiatrists and neuro-physicians are never available in Shankar Nagar CGHS dispensary. I cannot afford to buy them from private shops," a patient's father told TOI.

Dr Tikas, not denying the problem exists, assured that things would soon be streamlined. This year, the union ministry of health and family welfare issued an order on August 25 that changed the entire process of procurement, inclusion, exclusion of drugs for CGHS beneficiaries, investigations, treatment procedures, implants that has caused a lot of confusion across the country. When VIP beneficiaries in the capital protested the changes, certain drugs, especially those for chronic diseases like diabetes, blood pressure, heart diseases, that were earlier deleted were hastily included back on August 27. The present list includes 1447 generic and 622 branded medicines.

"The August 27 order is also under modification. Suggestions and lists of medicines most commonly prescribed from various cities are being compiled. A lot of medicines relating to neuro and psychiatry, cardiovascular, diabetics, gastrointestinal, analgesics and rheumatoid, vaccines, kidney diseases, ENT, eye, paediatric, antidiuretic, skin etc have been included," Dr Tikas said. Nagpur CGHS has also sent a huge list to the Centre. We hope all these will be included and in near future patients will start getting all medicines except the imported ones whose Indian versions are available, he added.

    WHAT HAS CHANGED
* Restrictions brought by order dated August 25, 2014

* CGHS only supplies medicines included in its formulary. Those outside can be substituted by identical formulations or those with same therapeutic effect

* Imported anti-cancer and other drugs are to be given on case to case basis. Only medicines approved by Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) are to be issued. A cheaper Indian version, if available, will be supplied

* Only the listed investigations, treatment procedures, implants and devices with prescribed rates will be allowed in CGHS empanelled diagnostic centres and hospitals

* ADG, CGHS of city can take decisions for unlisted investigations, procedures, reimbursement etc

* In case any unlisted device or implant is installed, the reimbursement should be only as per CGHS rates

* Every CGHS beneficiary has to register his mobile number to guard against misuse of CGHS card


TIMELINE
August 27- A technical committee constituted to update mechanism and listing of medicine, inclusion and exclusion of drugs, investigations, treatment procedures etc.

Sept 9- CGHS allows ESIS, ECHS formularies to be adopted while its own is revised. Many antihypertensive drugs, lipid lowering agents, hormonal preparations prescribed by obstetric and gynaecological doctors, bronchodilators, anti-worming, eye preparations, antiviral, anti-Parkinson's, nephrology, anti-psychiatry, gliptins and insulin analogues included in the list

September 19- Cancer and kidney treatment drugs and liver and kidney transplant drugs stopped under August 25 order allowed on case to case basis

October 1- Formulary still under revision. Drugs under ex-servicemen contributory health scheme (ECHS), Employees State Insurance Corporation still not covered under the schemes will be issued provided if the prescription is for not more than seven days and cost is less than Rs1500 per week. Otherwise, permission of local ADG of CGHS is necessary

October 21- Medicines that were restricted to one month now allowed for three months and patients going abroad can avail medicines for six months

Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Absence-of-own-specialists-troubles-CGHS-patients/articleshow/44942899.cms

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Reimbursement of Medical Expenses along with Fixed Medical Allowance to Serving Employees: BPMS Views

Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance: BPMS writes to MoD
BHARTIYA PRTIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
 
Ref: BPMS / CSMA / 156 (8/1/L)
Dated: 25.10.2014
To,
The Under Secretary, D(Civ-II),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110011
Subject: Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance.

Reference: MOD ID No. 9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II), Dated 09.09.2014


Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that this Federation has raised the subject matter before the Secretary, MOH&FW and Min of Defence on 05.07.2011and reminded from time to time that Fourth Central Pay Commission (04th CPC) recommended in Para 16.9 as under;

We  recognize  that  employees  covered  by  Medical  Reimbursement Scheme (MRS) under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 are experiencing difficulties as regards the treatment and reimbursement of expenses incurred by them. There is also considerable administrative and accounting work involved in the settlement of claims. Various kinds of malpractices in the scheme have also brought to our notice. We, therefore, recommend grant of a Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 25/- per month for outdoor treatment to all employees covered by MRS. The expenses incurred on special diseases (cancer, diabetes, mental diseases, poliomyelitis, tubercular diseases and leprosy) and hospitalization may continue to be reimbursed to all employees as at present under the scheme”.

The above recommendation of 04th CPC was discussed in National Council (JCM) in length and official side concluded the matter, thereupon Govt decided & issued instructions vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 11.07.1990 published as Govt of India’s Decisions No. (9) below Rule 2 of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 which reads as under:
Subject: CS (MA) Rules, 1944 – Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to the staff working in the interior.
In the National Council of J.C. M., the Staff Side has demanded for grant of Medical Allowance to the staff working in the interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 5 kms.
2. This matter has been considered by the Government and now it has been decided that quantum of medical allowance of Rs. 25/- (Rupees twenty five only) per month per employee working in the interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 5kms, may be granted on the condition,

(i) The Head of the Department should obtain a Certificate from an appropriate District Authority that there is no State Government/Local Body Hospital/Dispensary available within a radius of 5 kms. and also there is no qualified medical practitioner available and if available he is not willing to be appointed as Authorized Medical Attendant. 
(ii) The position will be reviewed every three years and a fresh certificate is to be obtained by the Head of Department. 
This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure and the Department of Personnel and Training.” 
It is worth to mention here that it was not introduced as optional / replacement of CS (MA) Rules but it was supplement or additional benefit for the employees residing in interiors. Hence, the reimbursement of medical expenses for indoor treatment were allowed by the Govt of India though the employee was drawing Rs. 25/- per month FMA.
It is also to be noted that the matters concluded by the Official side at meeting of the National Council (JCM) will not be reversed by later decision of the Govt as per instructions issued by Govt of India on Joint Consultative Machinery & Compulsory Arbitration.
Subsequently, Fifth Central Pay Commission (5thCPC) also recommended in Para 114.24 on the subject matter as under;
“We are in favour of a greater freedom of choice in obtaining medical aid and advice, where Central Government is unable to organize its own facilities for employees. Such a freedom, while aiming at development of employees within their own responsibilities, will reduce much of clerical work involved in medical reimbursement claims for day-to-day need. For serious ailments and hospitalizations, however, we still do not see any justification for removal of restrictions. Accordingly, we recommend that in areas presently covered by Medical reimbursement Scheme for outpatient purposes a medical allowance of Rs. 100/- per month per employee may be granted only for outpatient facilities, not provided by either CGHS or any departmental medical facilities.”
Thereupon Govt issued instructions to enhance the quantum of FMA to Rs. 100/- from Rs. 25/- per month per employee vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999, for employee working in interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 05 km, and if available, he is not willing to be appointed as AMA.
But this O.M. does not prohibit for reimbursing the medical expenses in case the Government Employee or his dependant is being treated as ‘indoor patient’ because the employee is being granted the Fixed Medical Allowance for the reimbursement of consultation fees paid to any doctor available in the interior areas. Even the employee has to bear the cost of medicines prescribed by such doctors and in such circumstances he is authorized for reimbursement of cost of medicines, any pathological test etc. as ‘Out Door Patient’.
Simultaneously, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, Govt introduced Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/- per month from 01.12.1997 to Central Government Pensioners/family Pensioners not covered under CGHS vide DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997. According to this scheme, a pensioner/family pensioner may opt either CGHS facility or Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/ which has been enhanced to Rs. 300/- vide your O.M. No. 390/2010-MS, Dated 14th July, 2010. Since the issuance of the O.M. dated 19.12.1997 the medical reimbursement of the Govt employee and their family members has been discontinued.
It is to be kept in the mind that the DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997 is concerned with the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners/family pensioners, where CGHS facility is not available, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, whereas this federation is raising the issue of Fixed Medical Allowance being granted to serving employees residing in the interior area and who are under the purview of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and have been granted Rs. 25/ per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 17th July, 1990, 28th Sep, 1991 and the quantum enhanced to Rs. 100/- per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999.
The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government/State Government/Local Municipality/Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled/granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 25/- or 100/- as FMA and whenever such medical facility will be provided to him, this FMA will be discontinued forthwith.
Further, this federation has raised the issue through online Public Grievance Redressal System before Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India (Grievance Registration No. DHLTH/E/2014/00820) & Department of Expenditure, Min of Finance (Grievance Registration No. DOEXP/E/2014/00164). Dept of Exp, Min of Finance has intimated that the proposal sent by MoHFW for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses to serving Govt. employees in remote areas, is being considered by them.
Therefore, you are requested to liaise with the concerned authorities of Min of Finance, Dept of Expenditure (SO E.V) so that genuine grievances of the serving employees who are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month may be resolved without further delay by reimbursement of the medical expenses for indoor treatment.
Thanking you.
Sincerely yours


(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
PORTAL FOR
PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances
Government of India
Status as on 25 Oct 2014
Registration Number  :DOEXP/E/2014/00164
Name Of Complainant : Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
Date of Receipt: 06 Sep 2014
Received by: Department of Expenditure
Forwarded to: SO E.V
Contact Address: 28, North Block, New Delhi 110001
Contact Number: 23092604
Grievance Description : Reimbursement of Medical Expenses where Payment of Fixed Medical Allowance is allowed to staff working in the interior (mostly Defence Civilians) where AMA not available. The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government or State Government or Local Municipality or Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled or granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 100 per month as FMA. This issue is being considered by Department of Health and Family Welfare under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which states (grievance Regn no. DHLTH/E/2014/00820) that the matter is already under consideration in the Ministry and the views/comments have been sought from Dept. of Expenditure, DoPT and Ministry of Defence. It is requested to issue necessary directives to the authorities to reimburse the medical claims for indoor treatment where the serving employees are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month.
Current Status: CASE CLOSED
Date of Action: 08 Oct 2014
Details: The proposal sent by MoHFW for reimbursement of inpatient medical expenses to serving Govt. employees in remote areas, is being examined in this Department.

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/fma-51g7.pdf
Tags: Defence Civilian Employees, fixed medical allowance, Reimbursement of Medical Expenses, BPMS, Government Employees

Allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to disability applicants – Directorate of Estates Orders issued

Allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to disability applicants – Directorate of Estates Orders issued

Guidelines for discretionary out of turn allotments of general pool residential accommodation in Delhi — allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to the applicants with disabilities under discretionary quota on medical grounds:-
No. 12035/2/97.Pol II(Vol III)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi — 110 108.
Dated the 7 October, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines for discretionary out of turn allotments of general pool residential accommodation in Delhi — allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to the applicants with disabilities under discretionary quota on medical grounds.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel and Training OM. No.36O35/3/2013.Es(Res) dated 31.3.2014 and to say that it has been decided by the competent authority that preferably ground floor accommodation will be allotted to the applicants with disabilities under the discretionary allotments on out of turn basis on medical grounds as per the extant guidelines of the Directorate of Estates issued vide O.M.No.12035/2/97Pol(pt) dated 17.11.1997.

(Roop Lal)
Deputy Director of Estates
Source : http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20364.pd
Tags: Directorate of Estates, Directorate of Estates Orders, residential accommodation, Central Government Residential Accommodation, accommodation to disability applicants

List of Government Holidays in West Bengal for 2015

List of Government Holidays in West Bengal for 2015

The state Govt., though lagging far behind in disbursing D.A. to it’s employees, it is generous enough in case of holidays. The state employees can never complain about holidays as it is granted more than enough. We don’t have the country wide statistics in this regard but there is hardly any state in India which can be compared as number of holidays are concerned.

There are as many as 30 holidays in the coming year where the central employees have to be satisfied with 17 only.

Click here for the list of holidays in 2015.

Source: Paycommissionupdate

Tags: Holidays, Holidays 2015, Holidays for CG Employees, Holidays for State Govt Employees

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014:-
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
S.NO. PC-Vl/347
RBE NO. 114 /2014
No. PC-Vl/2008/l/7/2/2
New Delhi, dated 20.10.2014
The GMs/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(as per mailing, list)
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014.
A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/10/2014-P&PW (G) dated 29.09.2014 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners” Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed for your information and necessary action. These orders will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. A concordance of DOP&PW‘s instructions referred to in the enclosed Office Memorandum and Railway Board’s correspond instructions below:-

S.No. Para No. No. & date of Deptt. of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare’s O.M.  No. & date of corresponding order issued by Railway Board
1. 1 (iii) O.M. No. 42/10/2014 – P&PW (G) dated 09.04.2014. PC-Vl/2008/I/7/2/2 dated 22.04.2014
2. 2 (iii) O.M. No. 23/1/97-P&P(B) dated 23.02.1998
(iv) O.M. No. 23/3/2008-P&PW (B) dated 15.09.2008
N.A.
3. 3 (iii) O.M. No. 4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.07.1998
(iv) O.M. No. 4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000
(iii) F(E)/III/96/PNI/9 dated 18.08.1998
(iv) F(E)III/96/PNI/9 dated 02.08.2000
4. 5 (iii) O.M. No.. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 02.07.1999
(iv) O.M. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW (G) dated 09.07.2009
(iii) F(E)III/99/PNI/21 dated 05.08.1999
(iv) F(E)IIII/2008/PNI/13 dated 20.07.2009

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate ofthe Ministry of Railways.
DA: As above
(Vikram Gulati)
Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.
No. PC-‘VI/2008/I/7/2/2
New Delhi, dated 20.10.2014
DR+to+Rly+Pensioners=engp1+RBE_114_142
DR Order for Railway Pensioner
Source: http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2014/10/grant-of-dearness-relief-to-railway.html

Information sought by PFRDA on existing pension/superannuation schemes from CPSEs

Information sought by PFRDA on existing pension/superannuation schemes

PFRDA Act gives very wide roles and responsibilities to the regulator with respect to the promotion of old age income security in the country, for promoting pension industry and for protecting the interest of the subscriber to pension and retirement funds. PFRDA Act applies to the National Pension System and also to any other pension scheme not regulated by any other enactment.

In keeping with the demand of the market, quite a few pension plans/ superannuation funds/ retirement schemes have been offered by corporates/CPSEs for their employees for which the regulatory framework may not be clear. The market dynamics are such that products and services including financial services develop faster than the regulatory mechanism for such services.

Now that there is a statutorily setup dedicated pension regulator with specific responsibility for the promotion of old age income security, developing and regulating pension funds, and protecting the interest of subscribers, PFRDA is in the process of framing regulations for the National Pension System and also for any other pension schemes which are not regulated by any other enactment. PFRDA has accordingly sought information on existing pension/ superannuation funds/schemes from all PSUs with respect to their regulatory jurisdiction, supervisory mechanism, investment guidelines, risk management strategies, number of subscribers, assets under management etc. so that the areas of concerns can be addressed suitably in line with the provisions of the PFRDA Act.

The letter sent to all CPSEs is as under:

Read more: http://pfrda.org.in/MyAuth/Admin/showimg.cshtml?ID=527
Tags: CPSE, National Pension System, New Pension Scheme, New Pension System, NPS, PFRDA, Promotion

Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR

Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Staffs posted to ECR & NWR

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
Railway Board
R.B.E No.115/2014
No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2

New Delhi, Dated:.20.10.2014
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and
Production Units (others as per standard list).

Sub: Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2 dated 07.05.2014.

The issue of permitting the Railway Officers/Staff posted in the ECR and NWR to retain Railway quarters at their previous places of posting has been considered by the Board.

2. In exercise of its powers to make reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees, in all or any of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, the Board have decided that permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to LCR and NWR be granted up to 31.12.2015 in supersession of Board’s earlier instructions dated 07.05.2014.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt.
(S.K. Panda)
Dy. Dir.Estt. (Genl.)
No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2 New Delhi, Dated:20 .10.2014

Source : AIRF
[http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/RBE_115.pdf]

Tags: DR, ECR, Family Pensioners, Govt.Accommodation, Grant of Dearness Relief, NWR, Railway Board, Railway Pensioners, Railways

Monday, October 27, 2014

Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December

Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December

Press Note
CGEC, NOCGE, INTUC
To observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” ON 5th December, 2014
All Over India along with all Central Trade Unions in India

New Delhi, Nagpur,Mumbai,Ranchi, Bangalore, Cochin; 24/10/2014
Central Government Employees Confederation (CGEC); National Organisation of Central Government Employees (NOCGE) and INTUC have unanimously resolved to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 all over India along with all Central Trade Unions in India (Viz: INTUC, BMS, CITU, HMS, AITUC, TUCC, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, SEWA, LPF and all Federations of Banks, Railways (NFIR & AIRF), Defence (INDWF & AIDEF), Insurance, Central/State Govt. and other Service Establishments Employees).
Demands

1. Central Govt. should desist from its unilateral move to amend Labour Laws and consult and honour the views of Central Trade Unions.

2. Central Govt. should withdraw the retrograde move in allowing/hiking Foreign Direct Investment (F.D.I.) in Defence Sector, Railways, Insurance, PSUs and other Sectors.

3. Restore minimum wages of Rs.15,000/- to all the Unorganised/Contract Workers and Minimum Wages of Rs.26,000/- to the lower paid employees of Central Government.

4. Demands of Bank Officers and Bank Employees should be immediately accepted in respect of their Wage Revision and other privileges and social security measures, which are over due (Go through the Circulars dated 14/10/2014 & 16/10/2014 issued by the UFBU, AIBOBOA, INBOC, INBEC and INBEF etc.)

5. Strict implementation of existing Labour Laws concerning the Welfare of the Working Class all over India.

6.Benefits of Regular Workers should be given to all Contract Workers.

7. Compulsory Registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and all the ILO Conventions meant for the Workers should be ratified by the Govt. Of India.

8. 50% D.A. of Central Staff should be merged with Pay and Interim Relief should be paid to all employees, pending finalisation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

9. Minimum 4 Promotions should be given to all Central Govt. Officials, without the hindrances of Departmental Examinations and DPC proceedings, on or before their respective date of retirements.
10. MACP/ACP benefits should be extended to all Central Government Employees, including the staff of Autonomous Body/Semi-Govt. Departments.

11. Bonus eligibility and Bonus Ceiling should be raised as per the present Price Index Cost of Living and Updated Model of Pay Structure.

12. Present quantum of Pension should be raised with adequate Medical facilities/Medical Allowance and the New Pension Scheme should be liberalised as Worker-Friendly.

Accordingly, all the Unions, Associations and their Federations are requested to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 by way of Mass Demonstrations and Mass Protest Meetiungs & Rallies all over India and give wide publicity through Newspapers, T.V. Channels and AIR/Doordarshan etc. Concerned Office-bearers are requested to send a report after observing the above programme of action to the undersigned on or before 15/12/2014.

Source: NOCGE News

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