Thursday, February 13, 2014

Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)

Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs)

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2355
ANSWERED ON 05.02.2014
KVS JNVS
2355 . Shri HARIBHAU MADHAV JAWALE

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-

(a) the number of students studying in Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the country, State-wise;
(b) the number of teachers and library staff employed in these schools during the last three years; and
(c) the details of pay scales and other benefits provided to teaching staff in these schools?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (DR. SHASHI THAROOR)

(a) The state-wise data of the number of students studying in the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) and the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas (JNVs) in the country is at Annexure-I.
(b) The number of teachers and library staff employed in these schools during the last three years is as under-

Year
Post
Teacher in KVS
Teachers in NVS
2010-11
Teachers
34799
10381
 
Librarians
998
533
2011-12
Teachers
34094
10294
 
Librarians
1069
526
2012-13
Teachers
34611
11122
 
Librarians
1080
525

(c) The salary structure i.e. pay scales and all other allowances particularly Dearness Allowance, House Rent Allowance, Compensatory City Allowance of all the employees including teachers in KV and JNV schools is identical to the corresponding categories of the Central Government employees. The Government has extended the revised pay scales as incorporated in part A (Section-I & II) of the First Schedule to the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules 2008 notified vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance Notification F. No. 1/1/2008-IC, dated the 29th August, 2008 based on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission to the teaching staff of the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan and the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti.

ANNEXUE-I

ANNEXURE REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) OF THE LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2355 RAISED BY SHRI HARIBHAU JAWALE, HON’BLE MP TO BE ANSWERED ON 05.02.2014 REGARDING KVs/JNVs

STATE-WISE ENROLMENT AS ON 30.09.2013

Sr. No
Name of State
Kendriya Vidyalayas
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas
1
A & N Islands
2808
530
2
Andhra Pradesh
56647
10700
3
Arunachal Pradesh
7505
30792
4
Assam
45939
10718
5
Bihar
42059
15466
6
Chhatisgarh
25200
7038
7
Delhi
99572
955
8
Goa
4520
727
9
Gujarat
35977
9078
10
Haryana
29252
8762
11
Himachal Pradesh
12883
5101
12
Jammu & Kashmir
27311
5584
13
Jharkhand
26919
9589
14
Karnataka
50875
13333
15
Kerala
50938
6679
16
Madhya Pradesh
92441
23341
17
Maharashtra
71531
13763
18
Manipur
4863
3969
19
Meghalaya
4914
2609
20
Mizoram
1643
959
21
Nagaland
1824
1783
22
Odisha
42971
11696
23
Punjab
46949
8716
24
Rajasthan
60122
16226
25
Sikkim
932
1519
26
Tamilnadu
48228
Nil
27
Tripura
5377
1741
28
UT-Chandigarh
6747
521
29
UT-Dadar & NH
953
398
30
UT-Daman & Diu
363
537
31
UT-Lakshadweep
253
142
32
UT-Pondicherry
3405
1399
33
Uttar Pradesh
142865
29853
34
Uttarakhand
39509
4833
35
West Bengal
63501
4255
TOTAL
1157796
236312
Source:  karnmk.blogspot.in

Vacant posts of teachers in Kendriya Vidyalayas

Vacant posts of teachers in Kendriya Vidyalayas

 As on 01.01.2014, out of 42374 sanctioned posts, only 8948 posts of teachers are lying vacant in the Kendriya Vidyalayas all over the country. These are being filled expeditiously. Some positions of teachers are always vacant due to the time-lag between the occurrence of vacancy and recruitment. The recruitment process for the vacancies of the year 2011-12 has been completed and Post Graduate Teachers and Trained Graduate Teachers (Misc) have already been posted. However, 838 vacancies of the year 2011-12 of Primary Teachers and Trained Graduate Teachers could not be filled up, as the process of the operation of the selection panel is sub judice. The process for recruitment against vacancies of different categories of teachers for the year 2012-13 & 2013-14 had already begun and the examination for all teaching posts was conducted from 14th December, 2013 to 16th December, 2013 all over the country.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2383
ANSWERED ON 05.02.2014

VACANT POSTS OF TEACHERS IN KVS
2383 . Shri ANURAG SINGH THAKUR

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government is aware that thousands of posts of teachers are lying vacant in Kendriya Vidyalayas;
(b) if so, the total number of posts lying vacant at present along with the dates since when these posts have been lying vacant;
(c) whether the Government proposes to fill up these vacant posts; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT (DR. SHASHI THAROOR)

(a) to (d) ** see above **

Source: Loksabha Q&A
via: karnmk.blogspot.in

Meeting with Chairman of AS(A) - AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the Notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian employees

Meeting with Chairman of AS(A) - AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the Notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian employees

 Minutes of the meeting held on 06.02.2014 - AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian Employees

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
D(JCM)

Subject :- Follow up action on the ‘Minutes’ of the Meeting held on 06.02.2014 under the Chairmanship of AS(A) with the representatives of Recognized Federations of MoD i.e. AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the Notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian employees.

A copy of the ‘Minutes’ of the above meeting is enclosed for perusal and necessary appropriate action.

2. All concerned are requested to ensure necessary appropriate action, wherever necessary, on the issues concerning them.

3. An instant action on the above will be appreciated.

(R.K. Jaiswal)
Under Secretary (JCM)

‘Minutes’ of the Meeting held on 06.02.2014 under the Chairmanship of AS(A) with the representatives of Recognized Federations of MoD i.e. AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS in connection with the notice of “Indefinite Strike” from 17.02.2014 by Defence Civilian Employees:

The Declaration made by the Federations.

I. List of participants is at Annexure.

II. At the outset, AS(A) welcomed the representatives of the Federations and Official Side Members. He stated that the efforts will be made to sort out the problems expeditiously in the best interest of employees. The representatives of the Federations expressed their unhappiness at the accumulation of pending demands which compelled them to come at this juncture to go on ‘Indefinite Strike’ but hoped to get good discussion and solutions to their problems today. Then, AS(A) invited the representatives of all the three Recognized Federations to discuss the issues indicated in their Charter of Demands.

III. Discussions on Agenda Points raised :

Agenda Point-1 Grant of 2nd / 3rd MACP in Grade Pay Rs 4600/- to the Artisan Staff of Defence Establishments who were granted 2‘ ACP in the Char to 31.12.2005 in spite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)
Decision : Addl FA & JS(RS) agreed to the issuance of clarification on this issue. Staff Side demanded discussions on the framing of RRs for MCM and Chargeman before referring the same to DOP&T and Was also agreed to.

Agenda Point-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 (in spite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance)
Decision: Demand was agreed to. However, the issue of giving retrospective effect to the same will be examined separately.

Agenda Point-3 Grant of Departmental Overtime Wages to the Industrial Workers deployed on Piece Work ; system in the Ordnance Factories(in spite of MoD’s recommendation matter is pending with Defence Finance).
Decision: The demand will be re-examined by DDP and a justified action will be taken as per policy.

Agenda Point No-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).
Decision: Depending upon the decision on agenda point No.1, a decision on this issue will be taken by,DDP.

Agenda Point No-5 Grant of revised ACP benefits to the labourers who have completed 30 years of service by granting an one time exem tion of Trade Test. MoD’s; recommendation in the matter is pending with DoP&T).
Decision: To get the matter expedited, a meeting with DOP&T is to be held

Agenda Point No-6 Grant of revised ACP benefits to the erstwhile Group “D” NIEs (MoD’s recommendation in the matter is pending with DoP&T).
Decision: As detailed in reply to Item No. 5.

Agenda Point No-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
Decision: Defence Finance will look into the matter expeditiously

Agenda Point No-8 Doubling of the Risk Allowance for Defence Civilian Employees w.e.f. 01.09.2008 has agreed in the National Anomaly Committee Meeting.
Decision: DOP&T may be reminded and matter to be pursued

Agenda Point No-9 Implementation of the following judgment to the similarly placed employees as per provisions of DOP&T OM No. A11019/2/98-AT dated 03 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.
Decision: Comments noted.

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)
Decision: Comments noted.

iii) Restoration of the opportunity of Chowkidars and Safaiwalas of MES for re-designation as Mate (SS) (Judgment of the Hon’ble CAT Ernakulam Bench in OA No.109/2012 dated 12.12.2012)
Decision: Matter already resolved.

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)
Decision: D(Works-II) to consider the matter and expedite the same.

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.
Decision: Comments noted.

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 HO/23064/Cooks/PC-4/444-CC/D(Air-III) dated 12th November 2013 based on the judgment of Hon’ble Principal Bench CAT, New Delhi.
Decision: Directions may be issued to cadre controlling authorities to carryout the cadre review of Cooks cadre in line with Cooks of the Air HQr.

Agenda Point No-10 Approval of all cadre review proposals of MTs, Durwanl Fireman, Drivers, Storekeeping Staff, Industrial Canteen Staffs Para Medical Staff, Stenographers, DEO, JWM and Clerical Staff of OFB, DRDO, DGOA, Navy, EME, AOC, Air Force and other Directorates pending at different level.
Decision: (i) Cadre reviews pending with Defence Finance be finalized.

(ii) Cadre review proposal not submitted shall be submitted within in one month and settled.

(iii) DRDO shall consult Staff Side Federations before finalization of DRTC cadre review.
Agenda Point No-11 Grant of PR1S to the DRDO Employees at par with Department of Atomic Energy and ISRO.
Decision: DRDO shall expedite a decision at RM level.

Agenda Point No-12 Revision of Fixed Medical Allowance to the Defence Employees posted at hard stations/isolated places and also grant of medical reimbursement for impatient treatment for such employees by implementing the judgment of Punjab and Haryana High Court.
Decision: Matter may be pursued with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare to expedite a decision.

Agenda Point No-13 Grant of Four Grade Structure to the Ammunition Mechanic or NAD under navy.
Decision: Matter may be pursued with Ministry of Finance to expedite a decision.

Agenda Point No-14 Grant of Four Grade Structure to the Meter Reader of MES at Par with the Artisan Staff
Decision: Matter may be pursued with DOP&T to expedite a decision. Agenda Point No-15 Extension of CSD Canteen facilities for retired defence civilian employees at par with Ex-Serviceman.

Agenda Point No-15 Extension of CSD Canteen facilities for retired defence civilian employees at par with Ex-Serviceman.
Decision: Matter may be taken up again.

Agenda Point No-16 Revision of Bonus payment ceiling and Gratuity ceiling limit. Decision: Not discussed being national issue.
Decision: Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-17  Opening of CGHS Dispensaries in all major cities and reorganization of Hospitals under CGHS in Hill Stations.
Decision: Not discussed as the issue relates to Ministry of Health & F.W.

Agenda Point No-18 Withdraw DPP-2013 which is against the interest of DRDO and Ordnance Factories
Decision: The demand may be examined by DDP.

Agenda Point No-19 No FDI in Defence Sector
Decision: Comments noted

Agenda Point No-20 No disturbance in the functioning of DRDO by implementing Professor Rama Rao
Committee recommendations.
Decision: Comments noted

Agenda Point No-21 No arbitrary reduction of manpower in the various Army Units in the name of ASEC Report in violation of the Cabinet Secretary’s directions.
Decision: instructions in this regard may follow.

Agenda Point No-22 No closure of any Defence Units including Military Farms. Decision:
Decision: Comments noted

Agenda Point No-23 Stop all types of outsourcing/contract and replarize all the existing contract/casual workers
Decision: Comments noted.

Agenda Point No-24 Fill up all posts lying vacant in all the Defence Establishments.
Decision: JS(P&C) will examine.

Agenda Point No-25 Withdraw the New Pension Scheme
Decision: Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-26 Grant of Compassionate Appointment 100% as being granted by the Railway Ministry.
Decision: The matter may be taken up with DOP&T at higher level

Agenda Point No-27 No reduction of sanctioned strength of the Ordnance Factories based on Sourab Kumar Committee Report.
Decision: Comments noted

Agenda Point No-28 Regular meeting with the recognized Federations by the MoDand other Directorates should be ensured.
Decision : Staff Side was advised to submit a calendar on the line of action.

Agenda Point No-29 Three meetings of the Departmental Council (JCM) and four meetin . of the JCM-III Level Council as per the constitution of the JCM Scheme should be ensured.
Decision: Timely meetings may be ensured.

Agenda Point No-30 Grant of Trade Unions rights to all the non gazetted employees working in the Defence Establishments as being given in the case of Railway. (Up to 4200).
Decision: As detailed in reply to item No.32.

Agenda Point No-31 Grant of Trade Unions ri hts to the Em s to ees of Hos s itals and Training Establishments under MoD since these Establishments are already recognized as Industry by the Labour Ministry.
Decision: As detailed in reply to item No.32

Agenda Point No-32 Grant of Trade Unions rights to the Defence Civilian Employees posted at area declared under SRO-17E.
Decision; On agenda point Nos.30, 31 & 32, a meeting will be held onreceipt of comments from the Federations.

Agenda Point No-33 : Settle all the 6th CPC Anomalies and all Cadre review proposals before 7th CPC starts functiong.
Decision : As detailed in reply to Item No. 10.

Agenda Point No-34 Accept all the terms of reference of 7th CPC submitted by the Staff Side of National Council (JCM) to the DoP&T.
Decision : As being done previously, Staff Side may be consulted before submitting the proposal to VII CPC on common issues.

Agenda Point No-35 Implement the revised comprehensive pay package for the CentraI Government Employees as on 01.01.2014.
Decision : Not discussed being national issue.

Agenda Point No-36 To consider the demand of merger of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief with Basic Pay and Basic Pension and also grant of interim relief.
Decision: Not discussed being national issue.


Addl. Secy (A) appealed the Federations that considering the discussion and decisions taken in the meeting, the Federations may please consider to withdraw their proposed ‘Indefinite Strike’ action.

The representatives of the Federations expressed the hope to get the ‘Minutes’ of the meeting by 11th February, 2014 so as to enable them to take a final decision on the proposed strike. The meeting ended with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

Source : www.bpms.org.in

Dopt Orders – Electronic Indian Postal Order – extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India

 Dopt Orders – Electronic Indian Postal Order – extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India

No.1/44/2009-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 13th February, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Electronic Indian Postal Order – extension of service to Indian Citizens residing in India.

In continuation to this Department’s OM. of even number dated 22/03/2013, it is intimated that Department of Posts has extended the “eIPO" (electronic Indian Postal Order) service to Indian citizens residing in India also w.e.f. 13.02.2014, for purchasing Indian Postal Order electronically by paying a fee online through e-Post Office Portal i.e. http://www.epostoffice.gov.in. It can also be accessed through India Post website www.indiapost.gov.in

2. It is reiterated that:
i) This facility has been provided for Indian citizens to facilitate them to seek information from the Central Public Information Officers (CPIOs) under the RTI Act. 2005. Debit or Credit Cards of any Bank powered by Visa / Master can be used to purchase e-IPO.

ii) The user needs to get registered at the website. He has to select the Ministry / Department from whom he desires to seek the information under the RTI Act and the elPO so generated can be used to seek information from that Ministry / Department only. A printout of the elPO is required to be attached with the RTI application. If the RTI application is being flied electronically, elPO is required to be attached as an attachment.

iii) This facility is only for purchasing an Indian Postal Order electronically. All the requirements for filing an RTI application as well as other provisions regarding eligibility, time limit, exemptions etc. will continue to apply.

3. An eIPO so generated must be used only once with an RTI application. To check any multiple use of the same elPO, the Public Authority shall maintain a record of the elPOs so received. In case of any doubt, the details of elPO can be verified from the above mentioned site / portal of India Post.

sd/-
(Sandeep Jain)
Director(IR)
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_44_2009-IR-13022014.pdf]

Ordnance Employees Federations agreed to withdraw indefinite strike from 17.2.2014

Ordnance Employees Federations agreed to withdraw indefinite strike from 17.2.2014
Defence civilian staffers agree to put off strike
Three federations representing around 4 lakh Defence Civilian Employees today decided to postpone their proposed indefinite strike from February 17 after receiving assurances from Defence Minister AK Antony regarding their demands.


"Defence Ministry has agreed to settle some of the demands related to cadre restructuring, promotional issues, piece rate and incentive revisions for production workers along with revision in the night duty allowance, etc.," said an office bearer of the All-India Defence Employees Federation.

Source: PTI

Resolution adopted in the joint meeting of the three recognized federations (AIDEF / INDWF / BPMS) in the meeting held on 12/02/2014

Resolution adopted in the joint meeting of the three recognized federations (AIDEF / INDWF / BPMS) in the meeting held on 12/02/2014

ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES FEDERATION
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION
BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH

Camp: New Delhi
Date:12/02/2014

 Resolution adopted in the joint meeting of the three recognised Federations (AIDEF INDWF&  BPMS) in the meeting held on 12/2/2014 at New Delhi 
 
A Joint meeting of the 3 Federations to review the decision taken for an indefinite strike to be observed from 17/2/2014 by the 4 lakhs Defence Civilian Employees, on the wake of the negotiations held with the Addl. Secretary(A) MoD and the subsequent meeting held with the Hon'ble Defence Minister Shri.A.K.Antony on 06/2/2014. The following representatives participated in the meeting.

1) All India Defence Employees Federation
i) Shri.S.N.Pathak, President
ii) Shri.C.Srikumar, General Secretary

2) Indian National Defence Workers Federation
i) Shri.Gurudayal Singh, Sr. Vice President
ii)Shri.R.Srinivasan, General Secretary

3) Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh 

i) Shri.Sadhu Singh, Organising Secretary
ii) Shri.Mukesh Kumar Singh, Secretary
 
The meeting considered the assurances given in the negotiation by the MoD on the various strike demands duly recorded in the minutes of the meeting circulated Vide MoD ID No.19(5)/2013/D)JCM) Dtd: 07/02/2014 (copy enclosed) and passed the following resolution unanimously.
 
Resolution

The Joint meeting of the representatives of AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS held at New Delhi on 12/2/2014 has taken note of the spirit of discussion which has taken place in the negotiation held under the Chairmanship of Addl. Secretary(A) MoD and subsequently with the Hon'ble Defence Minister on 06/02/2014. The meeting expressed its satisfaction over the proactive steps taken by the Hon'ble Defence Minister Shri.A.K.Antony, Defence Secretary, Secretary(DP) and all senior officials of the MoD and Defence Finance in settling the genuine demands of the employees. The meeting has also noted about the assurance given by the MoD that regular meetings with the Federations and JCM would take place in future.
 
The meeting considered about the good will of the MoD and also the appeal made by the Addl. Secretary(A) to the Federations to withdraw the proposed indefinite strike and has unanimously resolved that to reciprocate the positiveness and goodwill shown by the Defence Ministry, it would be prudent to defer/postpone the indefinite strike proposed from 17/2/2014 till a joint review of the progress on the settlement of the charter of demands, as assured by the MoD by the Federations. Accordingly it was unanimously decided to inform the MoD about the decision of the postponement/deferment of the strike. 
 
The meeting thanked and congratulated the 4 lakhs Defence Civilian employees and all the affiliated unions of AIDEF, INDWF & BPMS and other unions who served the strike notice on the Govt. and started serious preparation and mobilisation for the success of the proposed indefinite Strike. The meeting also appealed to the Defence Civilian employees to remain united to achieve the demands which are agreed by the Ministry of Defence.

sd/-
C.Srikumar
Gener& Secretary / AIDF
sd/-
R.Srinivasan
General Secretary / INDWF
sd/-
Sadhu Singh
Orgn. Secretary / BPMS
For General Secretary

Source: www.bpms.org.in

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