Monday, February 17, 2014

Reservation for persons with disabilities- Computation of reservation- Implementation of the SC Judgement: DoPT Order

Reservation for persons with disabilities- Computation of reservation- Implementation of the SC Judgement: DoPT Order

 Reservation for persons with disabilities- Computation of reservation- Implementation of the judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter of Union of India & Ann Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors: DoPT Order

No. 36012/24/2009-Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
dated the 14th February, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject Reservation for persons with disabilities- Computation of reservation- Implementation of the judgement of Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter of Union of India & Ann Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. of even number dated the 3rd December, 2014 on the subject cited above conveying the judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court dated 8.10.2013 in the matter of Civil Appeal No.9096 of 2013 (arising out of SLP (Civil) No.7541 of 2009) titled Union of India & Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors. and follow up action required to be taken thereon.


All the Ministries/Departments/Organizations were, inter alia, requested to compute the number of vacancies available in all the cadres under their control including attached offices, subordinate offices, public sector undertakings, Government Companies, Cantonment Board, etc. in accordance with the directions of the Hon'ble Supreme Court as per Para 5 of the aforementioned O.M. of this Department and further identify the posts for disabled persons within a period of three months from the date of the judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court (i.e. 8.10.2013) and implement the same without default. The National Federation of Blind has filed an application and the Hon'ble Court has directed to file a status report giving details of steps taken to implement the judgement of the Hon'ble Supreme Court including the appointments made, if any. The next date of hearing is 12th March, 2014. A copy of the correspondence received in this regard from the Central Government Standing Counsel is enclosed for reference.


This Department is required to file a status report on the action taken by the Ministries/Departments in connection with the next hearing to be held on 12th March, 2014 It is requested that status report on the action taken by the Ministries/Departments/Organizations may kindly be sent to this Department within a week's time i.e. by 21 st February, 2014 so that a consolidated report could be filed before the next date of hearing.

Sd/-
(Debabrata Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36012_24_2009-Estt.Res.-14022014.pdf]

Enhancement of Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) subscription

Enhancement of Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) subscription

Enhancement of Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme (CGEGIS) subscription to the employees of CGDA.

Controller General of Defence Accounts has issued orders regarding the subscription has been enhanced to Group ‘B’ Sr.Auditors from Rs.30 to Rs.60 per month with effect from 1.1.2014.

One Rank One Pension Accepted by Central Government - OROP

One Rank One Pension Accepted by Central Government - OROP

The Central Government has accepted the principle of ‘one rank one pension’ for the defence forces and has allocated Rs. 500 crore for this purpose.

The Government has allocated Rs. 500 crores to the Defence Pension Account in the current financial year itself for implementation of One Rank One Pension scheme for the Defence Forces of the country. Making the announcement in Parliament today during his Interim Budget Speech, the Finance Minister Shri P. Chidamram said that this decision will be implemented prospectively from the financial year 2014-15. The Finance Minister said the Government had decided to walk the last mile and close the gap for all retirees in all ranks. He said the demand of the Defence Services for One Rank One Pension (OROP) had been there for a long time and had been an emotive issue.

Extract of Budget Speech :
One Rank One Pension
56. Hon’ble Members are aware of the long standing demand of the Defence Services for One Rank One Pension (OROP). It is an emotive issue, it has legal implications, and it has to be handled with great sensitivity. During the tenure of the UPA Governments, changes in the pension rules applicable to the defence services were notified on three occasions in 2006, 2010 and 2013.

As a result, the gap between pre-2006 retirees and post-2006 retirees has been closed in four ranks (subject to some anomalies that are being addressed): Havildar, Naib Subedar, Subedar and Subedar Major. There is still a small gap in the ranks of Sepoy and Naik and a gap in the ranks of Major and above. We need a young fighting force, we need young jawans, and we need young officers. We also need to take care of those who served in the defence forces only for a limited number of years. Government has therefore decided to walk the last mile and close the gap for all retirees in all ranks.

I am happy to announce that Government has accepted the principle of One Rank One Pension for the defence forces. This decision will be implemented prospectively from the financial year 2014-15. The requirement for 2014-15 is estimated at Rs.500 crore and, as an earnest of the UPA Government’s commitment, I propose to transfer a sum of `500 crore to the Defence Pension Account in the current financial year itself.

Source: PIB News

Retirement Age 62 - Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet Nod

Retirement Age 62 - Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet NodRetirement Age 62 - Proposal for raising Retirement Age to 62 waits for Cabinet Nod

 We have heard it so many times . Every one of us got tired of hearing this rumour again and again. But this time this news may not fade away just as a rumour.

Because the series of events that had happened until now listed below are telling that it will be come true soon.

1. Though there is no any demand from any corner to raise the retirement age of central government employees to 62 years, a parliamentary panel has recommended a proposal to increase the retirement age of government servants to 65 years. The report of the standing committee of Parliament on social justice and empowerment tabled in the Parliament on 7th of this month. Ample justification also was given for their recommendation to increase the retirement age.

2. A reliable source close to a Cabinet Minister told that, the Cabinet Minister himself, while addressing to the Trade Union Wing of his party told ‘the Central Government would announce some important decisions in respect of central government employees within a week or two. This will be good news for all the central government employees.’

3. A close ally of a Central Minister told that, in a meeting held with the leaders of the state unit of his party day before yesterday, the Minister told the Leaders ‘a proposal of increasing retirement age of central government employees to 62 years has been waiting for Cabinet nod. It is expected that the cabinet will clear this proposal within a week. After it gets the Cabinet Nod, the formal announcement will be made by Central Government before the Election announcement.’


The above information clearly indicates that some Good News for Central Government Employees are waiting to be announced within a week or two. All the central government employees know what that good news is!

 The expected good news will be either increasing retirement age or Merging 50% DA with Basic Pay or Both!

Source: www.gservants.com
[http://www.gservants.com/2014/02/17/proposal-raising-retirement-age-62-waits-cabinet-nod/]

50% DA MERGER OR INTERIM RELIEF FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

50% DA MERGER OR INTERIM RELIEF FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

As everyone knows the Central Government has constituted the 7th Pay Commission and named its Chairmen recently. The decision of the government to constitute the 7th CPC has triggered many expectations among the central government employees. Among them was the merger of 50% DA with basic pay as done in the 5th CPC. But the 6th CPC did not recommended anything like that. It is understood that the employees are eagerly awaiting for an economic relief from the soaring prices of essential commodities. There are instances of announcing interim relief (I.R) to the employees apart from DA by a newly constitute pay commission prior to their implementations in the past.
 
Let us look into some of them
 
Interim relief prior to Second Pay
1ST PAYCOMMISSION
 
Details of interim relief in the past
Interim relief of Rs 5.p.m was granted by the 2nd pay commission with effect from the 1st july, 1957 to all employees drawing basic pay not exceeding Rs.250 per month.
Pay rangeDearness payDearness allowanceTotal of dearness allowance.
Dearness pay and interim relief
 RsRsRs
Up to Rs 50202545
Rs.51—— 100253055
Rs.101—– 15027.5032.5060
Rs.151—– 200303565
Rs.251—- 30032.5037.5070
Rs.301—- 500353570
 

Second Pay Commission
IInd Pay Commission

 
Interim relief as on 31.12.1972

Pay rangeDearness allowancePortion treated as dearness payInterim relief
Below Rs.85714729
Rs.110-149714741
Rs.150-209987041
Rs.210-3991229041
Rs.400-49914611050
 

Third Pay Commission 
IIIrd Pay Commission


Interim relief (1.6.1983 and 1.3.1985)
 
Rates of interim relief from 1.6.1983
The staff side of the national council (joint consultative machinery) had raised a demand relating to the parity of scale of pay of central government employees with public sector pay scales and pending acceptance of this demand, an interim relief to all central government employees was sanctioned at the rates indicated below.
 Categories of employees/pay rangeAmount of Interim Relief Sanctioned Rs.
iFor employees drawing pay below Rs.300 p.m50 p.m
iiFor employees drawing pay of Rs.300 and
above but below Rs 700 p.m
60 p.m
iiiFor employees drawing pay of Rs.700 and
above but below Rs 1600p.m
70 p.m
ivFor employees drawing pay of Rs.1600 and
above but below Rs 2250 p.m
80 p.m
vFor employees drawing pay of Rs.1600 and
above but below Rs 2250 p.m
100 p.m
 
Rates on interim relief from 1.3.1985
The Fourth Pay Commission had recommended an Installment of interim relief at the rate of 10% of the basic pay of the employees subject to minimum of Rs.50 per month to be paid with effect from 1st march 1985.
 

Fourth Pay Commission
IVth Pay Commission

 
Interim relief
First installment of interim relief to the central government employees from 16.9.1993
 
Interim relief of Rs.100/- p.m has been sanctioned to all central government employees w.e.f 16.9.1993.
 
The amount interim relief will neither be termed as ‘pay’ nor ‘allowance’ nor ‘wages’, accordingly this amount will not counted for any service benefit.
 
Second instalment of interim relief from 1st April 1995
The Fifth Central Pay commission have recommended a further instalment of interim relief at the rate of of 10% of the basic pay to the employees subject to minimum of Rs .100 per month to be paid with effect from 1st April, 1995.
 
Third instalment of interim relief from 1st April 1996
The Fifth Central Pay Commission in their interim report have recommended a further instalment of interim relief at the rate of 10% of the basic pay to the employees subject to minimum of Rs .100 per month to paid with effect from 1st April, 1995.
 

Fifth Pay Commission
Vth Pay Commission

 
The Fifth CPC, in para 105.11 of their report had recommended that DA should be converted into Dearness Pay each time the CPI increase by 50% over the base index used by the Pay Commission.
 
Merger of 50% of Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief with basic pay/pension to Central Government employees/pensioners w.e.f. 01/04/2004.
 

6th Pay Commission
VIth Pay Commission

 The 6th pay commission after its constitution and implementation did not recommended or suggest any kind of interim relief or merging of DA with the basic pay. As of now the DA has touched 100% and its government is unable to satisfy employees. All federation and associations are pressing the government for the merger of 50% DA. They strongly suggest some kind of relief to the employees As the price of essential commodities are in the rise, the government should act now to fullfil the expectation of the employees. The government should come up with merger 50% DA merger or some interim relief to the employees as early as possible.
 

50% DA MERGER OR INTERIM RELIEF - ?

 
[http://www.govtempdiary.com/2014/02/50-da-merge-or-interim-relief-for-central-government-employees/]

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