Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Why 9:1 Ratio between maximum & minimum Salary/Pension being demanded by ‘BPS’

Why 9:1 Ratio between maximum & minimum Salary/Pension being demanded by ‘BPS’

Ironically in India where the poor are struggling to breath with just Rs  27.2 a day in rural areas and 33.3 in cities.  The net worth of the billionaire community increased 12-fold in 15 years, enough to eliminate absolute poverty in this country twice over. In a telling comment, the International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde warned that income inequality is increasing dangerously.

Inequality is a sociological construct. Larger income/wealth Inequality breeds discontent, inefficiency, corruption & finally the revolt which is now creeping up   in the shape of Maoism & Naxalism. India can ignore this only at its own peril. What is worrying is that the monthly per capita consumption expenditure of the top 5% of the rural population is nearly nine times that of the bottom 5%. Where as In cities and towns, the average consumption by the top 5% of the population has gone up dangerously to 14.7 times that of the bottom 5%.(latest report of the National Sample Survey Organisation on people’s spending patterns).

As an immediate measure to contain & to bring  inequality at least to rural level. Ratio of 9:1 between  maximum & minimum  Salary is being demanded which is feasible in the present economical scenario of the Country.

Source: www.scm-bps.blogspot.in
[http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2014/03/why-91-ratio-between-maximum-minimum.html]

Dopt Orders regarding Amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules

Dopt Orders regarding Amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules

 No.AB.14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi
Dated :the March 25, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules -regarding.

The UPSC has undertaken an analysis with respect to the Ministries/Departments from whom RR proposals have either rarely been received or not received at all in the Commission during the last three years. From the aforesaid analysis the following conclusions have been drawn by UPSC:
i) There are cases where the Ministries were granted approval by the Commission for filling up the post as a one-time measure, pending finalization of recruitment rules. However, the Ministries have not framed the recruitment rules of such posts as a follow up to the same.

ii) Recruitment Rules are not being amended on a regular basis (every five years) as required as per the norms of DoPT.

iii) Instances have been noticed where the regular posts are filled up by the Ministries/Departments themselves without consulting the Commission, by appointing consultant or by making ad-hoc appointments.

iv) Ministries/Departments have not specified the posts which are exempted from consultation with the U.P.S.C. or taken out of the purview of the U.P.S.C.
2. DoPT instructions contained in O.M. No. 39021/5/83-Estt. (B) dated 9th July, 1985 and OM No. AB 14017/79/2006-Estt.(RR) dated 6th September, 2007 provide that where no Recruitment Rules exist or where the existing Recruitment Rules are repealed as per the prescribed procedure, the option of approaching the UPSC for suggesting one time method for recruitment to the post would be available. Accordingly, Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure that no ad-hoc appointment should be made in the absence of recruitment rules. In case there are overriding compulsions for filling up any Group A or Group B post in the absence of Recruitment Rules, they should make a reference to the UPSC for deciding the mode of recruitment to fill up the post on regular basis.

3. DoPT guidelines on framing/amendment/ Relaxation of Recruitment Rules dated 31.12.2010 vide Para 3.1.5 provide that the Recruitment Rules should be reviewed once in 5 years with a view to effecting such change as are necessary to bring them in conformity with the changed position, including additions to or reductions in the strength of the lower and higher level posts. Further, consequent upon the implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, DoPT vide OM dated 24.3.2009 issued instructions to all the Ministries/Departments to initiate action to amend the existing Service Rules/Recruitment Rules in view of the revised pay structure/merger of pre-revised pay scales/up-gradation etc.

UPSC has observed that many Ministries/Departments are not adhering to these instructions and requisitions are being received from them to operate recruitment rules notified even twenty five years ago. Ministries/Departments are, therefore, once again directed to effect necessary amendments to the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules after following the due procedure of furnishing proposals to the Department of Personnel & Training and the UPSC.

4. Ministries/Departments need to ensure that appointment to all posts are effected as per the provisions in the Recruitment Rules which are statutory in nature and adhere to these instructions scrupulously.

sd/-
(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-I)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB.14017_61_2008-Estt-RR_25032014.pdf]

Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

No. AB.14017/30/2011-Estt.(RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, the 25th March, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject:- Non-Functional upgradation for Officers of Organized Group 'A' Services in PB-3 and PB-4.

A reference is invited to this Department OM No._AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.04.09 on the above subject. The details of batch of the officers belonging to the Indian Administrative Service who have been posted at the Centre in the various grades of PB-3, PB-4 and HAG was last circulated in this Department OM of even No. dated 24.07.2013.

2. The details of the IAS officers who have been subsequently posted in the Centre in the various grades as well as the date of posting of the first officer belonging to the batch is annexed. Necessary action may be taken for grant of higher scale for the Officers belonging to batches of Organized Group A Services that are senior by two year or more and have not so far been promoted to that particular grade in accordance with the provisions of this Department's OM No. AB.14017/64/2008-Estt.(RR) dated 24.4.2009.

3.   Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-I)
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/AB-14017_30_2011-Estt.RR-25032014.pdf]

Delay in issuing order of revised DA/DR from January, 2014

Delay in issuing order of revised DA/DR from January, 2014 

10% enhancement in Dearness Allowance/Dearness Relief has already been approved by Central Government on 28th February, 2014. Now a formal Office Memorandum in this regard is awaited from Finance Ministry. Month of March, 2014 is going to end and a month is also passing after approval all employees/pensioners/offices are waiting for Finance Ministry’s Memorandum. Last year the approval of DA/DR pertaining to January, 2013 was also issued very late on 18th April 2013.

After implementation of recommendations of Sixth Pay Commission the Govt. has accepted the calculation of standard formula for calculation of future DA and in para 4.1.19 Sixth Pay commission has recommended that DA may continue to be sanctioned twice a year as on 1st January and 1st July payable with the salary of March and September. After 6th CPC implementation order of DA from January of respective years was issued/declared as follows:-
15/3/2007- 6% – Thursday
07/3/2008 -6% – Monday
26/2/2009- 6% – Thursday
19/3/2010 – 8% – Friday
22/3/2011- 6% – Tuesday
23/3/2012 -7% – Friday
18/4/2013 – 8% – Thursday
That time various employees unions/federations was also pressed hard to release instalment of DA/DR early and reason for delay was speculated to decision of merger of dearness allowance in basic pay. This year this reason also not in air because the model code of conduct has been implemented in view of Lok Sabha Election. This time no any reason is in hand for delay only today-tomorrow is passing and all are waiting for finance ministry’s OM. According to previous trend the finance ministry order on DA is expected to come soon.

According to the govt. approval additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to Central Government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2014 would be released not before the disbursement of the salary for the month of March 2014 at the rate of 10 percent increase over the existing rate of 90 percent. Salary for the month of March, 2014 will be paid on 2nd April, 2014 and the salary/pension of March, 2014 will be calculated on 90% DA/DR and three months’ arrears will be paid after receiving of FM’s Order. The order of enhancement in DA also necessary to 25% increase in some allowances. As per sixth CPC’s recommendations some allowances can increase 25% every time when the DA touches 50%.

Source: www.karnmk.blogspot.in
[http://karnmk.blogspot.in/2014/03/delay-in-issuing-order-of-revised-dadr.html]

FINANCE MINISTRY DA ORDER JAN 2014 -WHEN IT WILL COME - DA ARREARS CALCULATOR

FINANCE MINISTRY DA ORDER JAN 2014 -WHEN IT WILL COME - DA ARREARS CALCULATOR 

FINANCE MINISTRY DA ORDER JAN 2014 – WHEN IT WILL COME

No one can deny the fact that DA is a very important allowance as of now. This applies to both state and central government employees. On the 28th of February 2014, 10 % DA increase was approved by the cabinet and then the announcement about the same came out. In the past, mostly, this announcement and the Finance Ministry order have come out in the month of March. Hardly, has this ever changed so far. So the finance ministry order on DA is expected to come soon.

After the order on the 10% DA is received, the corresponding DA value will be paid as arrears for the first two months and then it will paid along with the month’s salary. Similarly, every time when the DA touches 50%, some allowances can increase up to 25%. We have already got the benefits of the 50% DA increase. Now, as it has reached 100%, a formal announcement is expected to come out soon. Everyone can easily calculate the benefits that we’ll get from a 10% increase. However, for your convenience, I have attached a calculator to help you to find out how much you will get as two month’s arrears and the other benefits that you will get due to the DA increase.

Source: www.7thpaycommissionnews.com
[http://www.7thpaycommissionnews.com/2014/03/finance-ministry-da-order-jan-2014-when.html]

KVS Order 2014: Disbursement of March 2014 Salary on the basis of the existing employee code.

KVS Order 2014: Disbursement of March 2014 Salary on the basis of the existing employee code.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
18, Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg

New Delhi- 110 602
F. No. 110222-3/2009/KVS HQ (A/C)/ 124
Dated: 21.03.14
To
Personal Attention
The Dy.Commissioners
All Regional Offices and ZIETs

SUB:- Disbursement of March 2014 Salary on the basis of the existing employee code.

Madam/Sir,
In continuation to this office letter of even No. dated 03.02.14 & 27.02.2014 on the subject matter of stream lining of various financial aspects related to disbursement of salary and it was decided that salary for the month of March, 2014(to be paid in April, 2014) is to be disbursed on the basis of employee code allotted by the KVS Hqrs and dummy employee code to be deleted.

As, for the time being all of the employees could not get correct employee code allotted by KVS Hqrs and the task is still in process and therefore, it has been decided that salary for the month of March, 2014 will be disbursed on the basis of existing employee code as usual. The deletion of Dummy employee code will be taken up during April, 2014.

Yours faithfully

(RAJESH YADAV)
DY.COMMISSIONER(FIN.)
Source:http://www.kvsangathan.nic.in/

Allotment of improved Pay Scale to Railway Accounts Staff w.e.f 1/1/1996 on actual basis

Allotment of improved Pay Scale to Railway Accounts Staff w.e.f 1/1/1996 on actual basis

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No PC-V/2003/CC/25/SR
New Delhi, dated 19/03/2014.
The General Secretary
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road.
New Delhi-110065

Sub:- Allotment of improved Pay Scale to Railway Accounts Staff w.e.f 1/1/1996 on actual basis.

The undersigned is directed to refer to NFIR’s letters No. NFIR/VI/CPC/Main/10/Pt IX dt 28.02.13, NFIR/VI/CPC/Main/10/Pt IX dt 9.5.13, NFIR/VI//CPC/Main/10/Pt.9 dt 13.8.13 and NFIR/VI/CPC/Main Pt.9 dt 5.11.13 on the above subject and to state that in context of another case involving identical issue the matter was under consideration in consultation with Central Agency Section/Department of Law and Justice, and based on opinion of Ld. Additional Solicitor General of India an SI.P has been filed in that matter before the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The said SLP is pending before Hon’ble Supreme Court. As such the matter at present is sub-judice.

Yours faithfully
Sd/-
For Secretary/Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Fixed medical allowance payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor treatment-Clarification.

Fixed medical allowance payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor treatment-Clarification.

Employees Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)

Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,
14-Bhikaiji Cama Place,
New Delhi-110 066
No. HRM-8/V/12/1/2003/FMA/Vol-II/26632
Dated: – 14th March 2014
To,
     All Addl. Central P.F. Commissioner (Zones)/Director (NATRSS)
     All RPFCs-In-Charge of the Region (including RPFC (ASD)
     All Officer-In-Charge of SROs

Subject: Fixed medical allowance payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor treatment-Clarification.

Reference: HRM-8/V/12(1)2003/FMA/Vo1.-II/6160 dated 13.06.2013

Sir/Madam,
The Employees & Pensioners of the EPFO, who are not covered under Central Government Health Scheme, (CGHS) are paid Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) per month to cater to the cost of medicines/treatment etc. where hospitalization is not involved. At present, FMA is being given to employees/pensioners @ Rs. 2000 p.m.

Several references have been received regarding admissibility of Fixed Medical Allowance to both the spouse ,who are working or retired. In this regard it is clarified as under:-

a) In the following cases, only one of the spouse will be eligible for the facility of Fixed Medical Allowance

i) If both husband and wife are working in the EPF Organisation or both of them have retired from EPFO & are in same station.

ii) In case where one is EPFO employee & the spouse is EPFO pensioner & are in same station.

iii) In case where one is serving/retired official of EPFO and spouse is serving/retired Government or any other organization (including private Firm/Office).

Notwithstanding anything said above, if any one of the spouse is posted outside station (working), residing separately and need medical facilities as per entitlement without spouse, then both of them will be eligible for FMA.

b) As per the aforementioned circular dated 13.06.2013, if two or more members of ‘family’ are working in the EPFO, only one of them will be eligible for the facility of Fixed Medical Allowance. In this regard, it is further clarified that besides the spouse, other members of the ‘family’ as defined in CS (MA) Rules, 1944, who are working in EPFO & who are not dependent and also not residing with govt. servant shall be considered as a separate entity.

c) In the case of an EPFO employee whose wife/husband is an employee of a Government or any other organization (including private Firm/Office) he/she will be required to give an undertaking that his/her spouse is not availing of medical facilities in cash, if any, granted by their respective employers, so as to be eligible to receive FMA in EPFO.

Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(UDAY BAXI )
REGIONAL P.F. COMMISSIONER-I (HRM)

Source: http://www.epfindia.com/Circulars/Y2013-14/HRM8_FMA_26632.pdf

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