Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Indefinite strike from 17th Feb 2014 declared by three Defence Federations (INDWF, AIDEF & BPMS)

Indefinite strike from 17th Feb 2014 declared by three Defence Federations (INDWF, AIDEF & BPMS)
Serving Strike Notice by Individual Affiliated Unions on 03.02.2014
Indefinite Strike Commencing from 17.02.2014. 6.00 A.M.
INTUC
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

INDWF/Strike/3001/2014
Dt. 28.01.2014
To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF
Office Bearers & Working Committee Meeting of INDWF

Subject : Indefinite Strike

Dear Colleagues,

Three Recognised Defence Federations (INDWF, AIDEF & BPMS) have jointly decided and issued a Joint Declaration on 19.09.2013 to call for a Joint Agitation by the Defence Civilian Employees including of a indefinite strike. Notice of the Joint Declaration was sent to Defence Secretary Dt. 19.09.2013 alongwith the charter demands. The Joint Declaration and the programme of action together with the charter of demands was sent to all our affiliated unions for conducting Strike Ballot. Accordingly strike ballot was conducted by our affiliated unions as per our programme on 19.12.2013 and reports were sent to the Federation HQrs. It has been observed as per reports that more than 98% of the Defence Civilian Employees all over the country have voted in favour of the indefinite strike as the demands are very much genuine and long pending.

After receiving the reports of the strike ballot, we have sent further intimation to the secretary, Ministry of Defence that the majority employees have supported the strike and the Ministry of Defence should settle the problems forth with failing which, the Defence Civilian Employees will go on indefinite strike and the date for strike will be intimated.

Three recognized Federation have met at New Delhi on 27.01.2014 and noted with serious concern that even after more than 4 month after forwarding the Joint Declaration alongwith charter of demands, there is no progress in settlement of the issues pertaining to Defence Civilian Employees and the Govt. has not taken any step forward for a negotiated settlement/Agreement on the charter of demands.

Considering the negative attitude of the Government and Ministry of Defence towards the demands of the Defence Civilian Employees and its negligence, three Federations have decided in the meeting held on 27.01.2014 at New Delhi to organize Defence Civilian Employees for an indefinite strike starting from 17.02.2014 from 0600 AM in support of the following charter of demands. The meeting also calls upon the affiliated unions of the three Federations to jointly mobilize the Defence Workers by various agitational programmes during the period of serving strike notice on 03.07.2014 and make the strike a grand success.

The meeting also appeals to the CDRA, its affiliates and all other trade unions and associations functioning in the Defence Establishments to join the indefinite strike in the interest of unity of the Defence Employees and also realize the out standing demands of the Defence Civilian Employees.

Serving Strike Notice by Individual Affiliated Unions on 03.02.2014
Indefinite Strike Commencing from 17.02.2014. 6.00 A.M.

CHARTER OF DEMANDS

Demands on Service Matters
1) Grant of 2nd / 3rd MACP in Grade Pay Rs. 4600/- to the Artisan Staff of Defence Establishments who were granted 2nd ACP in the Chargeman Pay Scale of Rs. 5000-8000 upto 31.12.2005 (inspite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)

2) Correlation of the hourly rate of Industrial Workers deployed on Piece Work system in Ordnance Factories in 6th CPC Pay Scale w.e.f. 01.01.2006 (inspite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)

3) Grant of Departmental Overtime Wages to the Industrial Workers deployed on Piece Work system in the Ordnance Factories (inspite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)

4) Grant of hourly rate to the Piece Workers of Ordnance Factories who were given MACP benefits, (inspite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)

5) Grant of revised ACP benefits to the labourers who have completed 30 years of service by granting an one time exemption of Trade Test. (MoD’s recommendation in the matter is pending with DOP&T)

6) Grant of revised ACP benefits to the erstwhile Group “D” NIEs (MoD’s recommendation in the matter is pending with DOP&T)

7) Revision of Night Duty Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.1996 and from 01.01.2006 in the 5th and 6th CPC rates respectively by implementing the Court Judgments on the subject.

8) Doubling of the Risk Allowance for Defence Civilian Employees w.e.f, 01.09.2008 has agreed in the National Anomaly Committee Meeting.

9) Implementation of the following judgment to the similarly placed employees. As per the provisions of DOP&T OM No. A11019/2/98-AT dated 03rd September, 1998

i) Grant of MACP in promotional hierarchy (Government’s SLP dismissed in the case of CAT Chandigarh Bench Judgment on OA No. 1038/CH of 2010)-

ii) Placement from HS Grade to HS Grade-I should be ignored for . granting MACP (Judgment of CAT Principal Bench New Delhi in the case of Employees of 505 ABW, New Delhi referring various Supreme Court Judgments)

iii) Restoration of the opportunity of Chowkidars and Safaiwalas of MES for redesignation as Mate (SS) (Judgment of the Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Bench in OA No.109/2012 dated 12.12.2012)

iv) Removal of discrimination and grant of skilled pay scale of Rs. 260-4000/950-1500 to non-petitioner Valvemen of MES (Judgment of Hon’ble CAT Jodhpur Bench in OA No. 51/2002 dated 21st July, 2003)

v) Inclusion of HRA and Transport Allowance etc. for computation of OT Wages under Factories Act 1948 based on the judgment of Madras High Court, vi) Implementation of higher Pay Scale and grade structure for the similarly placed Cooks of all Defence Establishments as granted to the Cooks of Air Force vide MoD Letter No. Air HQ./23064/Cooks/PC-4/444-CC/D (Air-!II) dated 12th November, 2013 based on the judgment of Hon’ble Principal Bench CAT, New Delhi.

10) Approval of all cadre review proposals of MTS, Durwan, Fireman, Drivers, Storekeeping Staff, Industrial Canteen Staff, Para Medical Staff, Stenographers, DEO, JJWM and Clerical Staff of OFB, DRDO, DGQA, Navy, EME, AOC, Air Force and other Directorates pending at different level.

11) Grant of PRIS to the DRDO Employees at par with Department of Atomic Energy and ISRO.

12) Revision of Fixed Medical Allowance to the Defence Employees posted at hard stations / isolated places and also grant of medical reimbursement for inpatient treatment for such employees by implementing the judgment of Punjab and Haryana High Court.

13) Grant of Four Grade Structure to the Ammunition Mechanic of NAD under Navy.

14) Grant of Four Grade Structure to the Meter Reader of MES at par with the Artisan Staff,

15) Extension of CSD Canteen facilities for retired defence civilian employees at par with Ex-Serviceman.

16) Revision of Bonus Payment ceiling and Gratuity Ceiling limit.

17) Opening of CGHS Dispensaries in all major cities and recognition of Hospitals under CGHS in Hill Stations.

DEMANDS ON POLICY ISSUES
1) Withdraw DPP-2013 which is against the interest of DRDO and Ordnance Factories.

2) No FDI in Defence Sector.

3) No disturbance in the functioning of DRDO by implementing Professor Rama Rao Committee recommendations.

4) No arbitrary reduction of manpower in the various Army Units in the name of ASEC Report in violation of the Cabinet Secretary’s directions.

5) No closure of any Defence Units including Military Farms,

6) Stop all types of outsourcing / contract and regularize all the existing contract/casual workers.

7) Fillup all the posts lying vacant in all the Defence Establishments.

8) Withdraw the New Pension Scheme.”

9) Grant of Compassionate Appointment 100% as being granted by the Railway Ministry.

10) No reduction of sanctioned strength of the Ordnance Factories based on Sourab Kumar Committee Report.

DEMANDS ON TRADE UNIONS RIGHTS AND FUNCTIONING OF JCM
1) Regular meeting with the recognized Federations by the MoD and other Directorates should be ensured.

2) Three meetings of the Departmental Council (JCM) and four meeting of the JCM-III Level Council as per the constitution of the JCM Scheme should be ensured.

3) Grant of Trade Unions rights to all the non gazetted employees working. in the Defence Establishments as being given in the case of Railway.

4) Grant of Trade Unions rights to the Employees of Hospitals and Training Establishments under MoD since these Establishments are already recognized as Industry by the Labour Ministry.

5. Grant of Trade Unions rights to the Defence Civilian Employees postedat area declared under SRO-17E.

DEMANDS ON 7th CPC ISSUES
1) Settle all the 6th CPC Anomalies and all Cadre review proposals before 7th CPC starts functioning.

2) Accept all the terms of reference of 7th CPC submitted by the staff side of National Council (JCM) to the DOP&T.

3) Implement the revised comprehensive pay packet for the Central Government Employees as on 01.01.2014.

4) To Consider the demand of merger of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief with Basic Pay and Basic Pension and also grant of interim relief.

The 4 lakhs Defence Civilian Employees who are the fourth force of the Defence of our country are committed and dedicated workforce and they work side by side with the uniformed personnel for the security of our great natioi. Their contribution to the Defence preparedness cannot be underestimated. Any disturbance in the industrial relations in the Defence Estatlishments will hamper the Defence preparedness. The Defence Civilian Employees and their Trade Unions with this responsibility in mind were patiently waiting for settlement of their demands. However, since there is no positive outcome inspite of our best efforts, the Defence Civilian Employees are forced to proceed with an indefinite Strike from 17.02.2014

Yours sincerely,
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(R.SRINIVASAN)
GENERAL SECRETARY
Source : www.Indwf.blogspot.in
[http://indwf.blogspot.in/2014/01/indefinite-strike-by-defence-civilians.html]

Representation of Minority Communities in Central Government Services - Departmentwise details

Representation of Minority Communities in Central Government Services - Departmentwise details
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2157
ANSWERED ON   18.12.2013

REPRESENTATION OF MINORITY COMMUNITIES
2157 . Shri YASHVIR SINGH
NEERAJ SHEKHAR

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

(a) whether 10.18% people from minority communities were employed in Central Government services in 2010-11;
(b) if so, the details thereof, departmentwise;
(c) whether the representation of minority communities in the Central Government jobs has decreased to 7.73% in 2012-13;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor; and

(e) the steps taken/proposed to be taken in this regard?

ANSWER

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

(a) & (b): Available data received from 71 Ministries / Departments is enclosed as Statement - I.

(c): Received data from 70 Ministries / Departments is enclosed as Statement - II.

(d): As per information received from Ministries/ Departments for decline in recruitment of candidates from Minority communities are as under:-


1. The rise and fall in the recruitment of minorities community depends upon the number of applications received and the percentage of qualifying candidates of the minority community.
2. There is no reservation in recruitment for minorities.
3. Dependence on traditional/religious education.
4. Low literacy level and non-availability of suitable candidates.
5. Adequate number of minority community candidates do not qualify in the selection process i.e. PST/PET/Written Examination/Medical examination and candidate with low scoring in written examination do not find in the merit of selected candidates, etc.

(e): Instructions have been issued vide letter number 39016/2(s)/2009-Estt.(B) dated 17.09.2011 to all appointing authorities to scrupulously observe the following guidelines :-

(i) The composition of Selection Committees should be representative. It should be mandatory to have one member belonging to SC/ST and one member belonging to minority community in Selection Boards / Communities for making recruitment to 10 or more vacancies.

(ii) Where the number of vacancies against which selection is to be made is less than 10, efforts should be made to have the Scheduled Caste / Tribes officer and a Minority community officer included in such Communities / Boards.

(iii) Wide publicity should be given to all appointments in Government, public sector banks and financial institutions. Advertisements should be issued in the language(s) spoken by large number of people of the State / UTs, apart from English and Hindi. Further, for Group C level posts level posts, having only basic qualifying requirements, information about vacancies for recruitment should also be disseminated through schools and colleges in that area, in addition to normal channels.

(iv) Where there is concentration of minority community population in local areas, the vacancy circular in local language may be distributed in those areas by suitable arrangements. These instructions have been reiterated from time to time.

Source: Statements
[http://164.100.47.132/Annexture/lsq15/15/au2157.htm]

Amendment in Income Tax Act at a Glance: Explanatory notes to the Provisions of the Finance Act, 2013

Amendment in Income Tax Act at a Glance: Explanatory notes to the Provisions of the Finance Act, 2013
 CIRCULAR NO.03/2014
F. No. 142/24/2013-TPL
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
(Central Board of Direct Taxes)
*******
Dated, the 24th January, 2013
EXPLANATORY NOTES TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE FINANCE ACT, 2013

CIRCULAR
INCOME-TAX ACT

Finance Act, 2013 ─ Explanatory Notes to the Provisions of the Finance Act, 2013
CIRCULAR NO. 03/2014, DATED 24th JANUARY, 2014
AMENDMENTS AT A GLANCE
Section/ScheduleParticulars/Paragraph number
 Finance Act, 2013
First ScheduleRate Structure, 3.1 - 3.4
 Income-tax Act, 1961
2Change in the definition of capital asset, 4.1-4.5
10Change in the definition of keyman insurance policy, 5.1 5.5; exemption to income of investor Protection Fund of depositors, 6.1-6.3 ; pass through status to certain Alternative Investment Funds, 7.1 7.4; exemption of income received in India in Indian currency by a foreign company, 8.1 8.4; exemption to National Financial Holdings Company Limited, 9.1 9.3.
Insertion of new section 32ACIncentive for acquisition and installation of new plant or machinery by manufacturing company, 10.1-10.4.
36Clarification for amount to be eligible for deduction as bad debts in case of banks, 11.1 - 11.8.
40Disallowance of certain fee, charge, etc. in case of State Government Undertakings, 12.1 - 12.3.
Insertion of new section 43CAComputation of income under the head ―profits and gains of business or profession‖ for transfer of immovable property in certain cases, 13.1 13.4.
56Taxability of immovable property received for inadequate consideration, 14.1 14.4.
80CRaising of limit of percentage of eligible premium for life insurance policies of persons with disability or disease, 15.1 – 15.6.
80CCGExpanding the scope and deduction and its eligibility under the section, 16.1 - 16.5.
80DDeduction for contribution to Health Schemes similar to Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), 17.1 -17.3.
Insertion of new section 80EEDeduction in respect of interest on loan sanctioned during financial year 2013-14 for acquiring residential house property, 18.1  18.4.


80GOne hundred per cent deduction for donation to National Children‘s Fund, 19.1- 19.4.
80GGB & 80GGCContribution not to be in cash for deduction under section 80GGB & 80GGC, 20.1 20.3.
80-IAExtension of the sunset date under the section for the power sector, 21.1 21.3.
80JJAADeduction for additional wages in certain cases, 22.1 22.6.
87 and Insertion of new section 87ARebate of 2000 for individuals having total income up to Rs. 5 lakh, 23.1 23.4.
90 and 90ATax Residency Certificate, 24.1-24.5.
Omission of Chapter X-A relating to general Anti- Avoidance Rule and Insertion of new Chapter X- A, omission of section 144BA and insertion of new section 144BA, amendment of sections 144C, 153D, 245N, 245R, 246A, 253 and 295General Anti Avoidance Rule (GAAR), 25.1-25.5.
115ATaxation of income by way of Royalty or fees for technical services, 26.1 - 26.4.
115BBDLower rate of tax on dividends received from foreign companies, 27.1 27.3.
115-ORemoval of the cascading effect of Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT), 28.1 28.5.
Insertion of new Chapter XII-DAAdditional income-tax on distributed income by company for buy-back of unlisted shares, 29.1 29.4.
115RRationalisation of tax on distributed income by the Mutual Funds, 30.1 30.5.
Insertion of new Chapter XII-EATaxation of securitisation trusts, 31.1 - 31.4.
132BApplication of seized assets, 32.1 32.3.
138Replacement of terms ―Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947‖ and Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973‖ with ―Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999‖, 33.1 33.4.
139Return of income filed without payment of self-assessment tax to be treated as defective return, 34.1- 34.3.
142Direction of special audit under sub-section (2A) of the section, 35.1 35.3.
153 and 153BExclusion of time I computing the period of limitation for completion of assessments and reassessments, 36.1 36.6; time limit for completion of assessment or reassessment where reference is made to the transfer pricing officer, 37.1 – 37.6.
167C and 179Clarification of the phrase ―tax due‖ for the purposes of recovery in certain cases, 38.1 38.3.
Insertion of new section 194-IA Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) on transfer of certain  immovable properties (other than agricultural land), 39.1- 39.6.
Insertion of new section 194LD, amendment of sections 115AD, 195 and 196DIncome by way of interest on certain bonds and Government securities, 40.1 40.2.
204Meaning of person ―responsible for paying‖ under Chapter XVII, 41.1 41.4.
206AAExemption from requirement of furnishing PAN under section 206AA to certain non-resident bond holder, 42.1 - 42.3.
206CRemoval of exemption from levy of Tax Collection at Source (TCS) to cash sale of any coin or any other article weighing 10 grams or less, 43.1 43.2.
252Appointment of President of the Appellate Tribunal, 44.1 44.4.
Substitution of new section for section 271FAPenalty under section 271FA for non-filing of Annual Information Return, 45.1 45.5.
Fourth ScheduleExtension of time for approval, 46.1 46.5.
 Wealth-tax Act, 1957
2Change in the definition of capital asset, ; exemption from wealth tax to agricultural land situated in urban area, 47.1 – 47.3.
Insertions of new sections 14A and 14B and amendment of section 46Enabling provisions for facilitating electronic filing of annexure-less return of net wealth, 48.1 - 48.4.
 Finance (No.2) Act, 2004
Section 98 of the Finance (No.2) Act, 2004Rationalisation of securities transaction tax rates, 49.1 49.3.
 Chapter VII, Finance Act, 2013
Chapter VII of the Finance Act, 2013 and amendment in sections 36 and 43 of the Income- tax Act, 1961Commodities Transaction Tax, 50.1 50.6.2.
1. Introduction
2. Changes made by the Act
3. Rate structure
4. Amendment in the definition of Capital Asset
5. Keyman insurance policy
6. Exemption to income of Investor Protection Fund of depositories
7. Pass through Status to certain Alternative Investment Funds
8. Exemption of income received in India in Indian currency by a foreign company
9. Exemption to National Financial Holdings Company Limited
10. Incentive for acquisition and installation of new plant or machinery by manufacturing company
11. Clarification for amount to be eligible for deduction as bad debts in case of banks
12. Disallowance of certain fee, charge, etc. in the case of State Government Undertakings
13. Computation of income under the head “Profits and gains of business or profession” for transfer of immovable property in certain cases
14. Taxability of immovable property received for inadequate consideration
15. Raising the limit of percentage of eligible premium for life insurance policies of persons with disability or disease
16. Expanding the scope of deduction and its eligibility under section 80CCG
17. Deduction for contribution to Health Schemes similar to CGHS
Deduction in respect of interest on loan sanctioned during financial year 2013-14 for acquiring residential house property
19. One hundred percent deduction for donation to National Children’s Fund
20. Contribution not to be in cash for deduction under section 80GGB & section 80GGC
21. Extension of the sunset date under section 80IA for the power sector
22. Deduction for additional wages in certain cases
23. Rebate of Rs. 2000 for individuals having total income up to Rs. 5 lakh
24. Tax Residency Certificate
25. GENERAL ANTI-AVOIDANCE RULE (GAAR)
26. Taxation of Income by way of Royalty or Fees for Technical Services
27. Lower rate of tax on dividends received from foreign companies
28. Removal of the cascading effect of Dividend Distribution Tax (DDT)
29. Additional Income-tax on distributed income by company for buy-back of unlisted shares
30. Rationalisation of tax on distributed income by the Mutual Funds
31. Taxation of Securitisation Trusts
32. Application of seized assets under section 132B
33. Replacement of terms “Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1947” and “Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, 1973” with “Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999”
34. Return of Income filed without payment of self- assessment tax to be treated as defective return
35. Direction for special audit under sub-section (2A) of section 142
36. Exclusion of time in computing the period of limitation for completion of assessments and reassessments
37. Time limit for completion of assessment or reassessment where reference is made to Transfer Pricing Officer.
38. Clarification of the phrase “tax due” for the purposes of recovery in certain cases
39. Tax Deduction at Source (TDS) on transfer of certain immovable properties (other than agricultural land)
40. Income by way of interest on certain bonds and Government securities
41. Meaning of “person responsible for paying” under Chapter XVII
42. Exemption from requirement of furnishing PAN under section 206AA to certain non-resident bond holder.
43. Removal of exemption from levy of Tax Collection at Source (TCS) to cash sale of any coin or any other article weighing 10 grams or
less
43. Removal of exemption from levy of Tax Collection at Source (TCS) to cash sale of any coin or any other article weighing 10 grams or less
44. Appointment of President of the Appellate Tribunal
45. Penalty under section 271FA for non-filing of Annual Information Return
46. Extension of time for approval in Part A of the Fourth Schedule to the Income-tax Act, 1961
47. Exemption from wealth tax to agricultural land situated in urban area.
48. Enabling provisions for facilitating electronic filing of annexure-less return of net wealth
49. Securities Transaction Tax (STT)
50. Commodities Transaction Tax


-sd-
[Ashis Mohanty]
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Dated 24.01.2024
[F. No. 142/24/2013-TPL]
Source:  www.incometaxindia.gov.in
via: Karnmk.blogspot.in

Voluntary Retirement: Fundamental (First Amendment) Rules, 2014

 Voluntary Retirement: Fundamental (First Amendment) Rules, 2014:-

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training )

NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 17th January, 2014

G.S.R. 27(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, and in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rule further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely :—

1. (1) These rules may be called the Fundamental (First Amendment) Rules, 2014. (2) They shall came into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Fundamental Rule, 1922, in rule 56, —

(a) in clause (k), in sub-clause (1), for item (c), the following shall be substituted namely :

“(c) it shall be open to the Appropriate Authority to withhold permission to a Government servant, who seeks to retire under this clause, if,—

(i) the Government servant is under suspension: or

(ii) a charge sheet has been issued and the disciplinary proceedings are pending; or

(iii) if judicial proceedings on charges which may amount to grave misconduct, are pending
Explanation :– For the purpose of this clause, judicial proceedings shall be deemed to be pending, if a complaint or report of a police officer, of which the Magistrate takes cognizance, has been made or filed in a criminal proceedings.”;


(b) for clause (m), the following shall be substituted, namely :—

“(m) A Government servant in Group ‘C’ post who is not governed by any pension rules, may, by giving notice of not less than three months in writing to the Appropriate Authority, retire from service after he has completed thirty year’s service :

Provided that it shall be open to the Appropriate Authority to withhold permission to a Government servant, who seeks to retire proceedings.”;
(i) the Government servant is under suspension; or

(ii) a charge sheet has been issued and the disciplinary proceedings are pending; or

(iii) if judicial proceedings on charges which may amount to grave misconduct, are pending.

Explanation :- For the purpose of this clause, judicial proceedings shall be deemed to be pending, if a complaint or report of a police officer, of which the Magistrate takes cognizance, has been made or filed in a criminal proceedings.”;

[No. 2501313/2010-Estt. (A-IV)]
MAMTA KUNDRA, Jt. Secy.

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/25013_3_2010-Estt.A-IV-17012014.pdf]

Government mechanism available for redressal of pensioners grievances

Government mechanism available for redressal of pensioners grievances

 The pensioners grievances are registered and monitored through online Centralized Pension Grievance Redressal and Monitoring System (CPENGRAMS), a web based application taken up under the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP). To help pensioners lodge their grievances and to provide related information the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare (DOPPW) has identified 30 pensioner associations across the country. The pendency of the grievances is monitored by holding review meetings with nodal officers of Ministries/Departments and 7 such meetings have been held during the current financial year. This has resulted in redressal of about 22000 out of 29,000 grievances during the current calendar year (upto 12/12/2013).

These pensioners’ associations have been functioning as facilitators between the pensioners on the one hand and the pension sanctioning authorities on the other. The meetings of Standing Committee of Voluntary Associations (SCOVA), of which some Associations are the members, are held twice a year under the Chairmanship of Minister of State also to discuss the various issues pertaining to the pensioners.

Above information was given by Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension in reply of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2169
ANSWERED ON 18.12.2013
PENSIONERS GRIEVANCES
2169 . Shri P.R. NATARAJAN

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

(a) whether there is any Government mechanism available for redressal of pensioners` grievances;

(b) if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the pensioners` associations, if any, have been accorded any legal authority to represent the grievances of pensioners; and

(d) if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

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

(a) to (d):  ** see above **

Source: Lok Sabha Q&A
via: Karnmk.blogspot.in

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