Wednesday, June 18, 2014

PENDING DEMANDS AND NEW GOVERNMENT - CONFEDERATION NEWS

PENDING DEMANDS AND NEW GOVERNMENT - CONFEDERATION NEWS
"Chairman, 7th CPC, has also made it clear that unless the Government refer the issues of DA merger, Interim relief and GDS issues to the Commission, it will not consider these issues.  Hence the ball is now in the Government’s court".
PENDING DEMANDS AND NEW GOVERNMENT 
 
New Central Government under the leadership of Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi has taken charge with a clear majority in the Lok Sabha election.  People of the country and the Central Government employees who suffered a lot under the UPA Government, have voted for a change.  Now it is the turn of NDA Government.  Coming days will prove whether the selection made by the voters is correct or not.
 
Central Government employees have to take a cautious approach towards the new Government.  As the new Government has just taken over charge and expectations are very high, jumping into any sudden conclusion may not be correct on our part.  We have to give reasonable time to the new government to make its stand clear on the issues agitating the minds of the Central Government employees.  Let us hope that our past experience in the 2000 December 14 days Postal strike when the NDA Government was in power, the support extended by the party leading NDA to the UPA Government for introducing and passing the PFRDA Bill in Parliament, the infamous downsizing order of 2001 issued by the NDA Government which paved way for abolition of thousands of vacant posts in Central Government Departments and refusal to concede any of the main demands of Gramin Dak Sevaks will not be repeated by the new Government.
The maiden budget of the new Government to be presented in Parliament in July 2014 may give us an idea on the thinking of the Government and also the attitude of the Government towards the problems faced by the common people and the Central Government employees.  Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has placed our demands before the new Government.  JCM National Council staff side has also written to the Finance Minister and Cabinet Secretary.  Our demands are not new.  Demands raised before the UPA Government are again placed before the NDA Government.
               
While constituting 7th Central Pay Commission the UPA Government has refused to include the main demands of the Central Government employees in the terms of reference viz:
(1) Grant of merger of DA 
(2) Grant of interim relief and 
(3) inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under the purview of 7th CPC.  

Confederation has conducted 48 hours strike in February 2014, just before the General Election is declared, demanding settlement of the 15 points charter of demands which includes the above three main demands also.  As General Election was declared we could not move further.  Central Government employees expect that the new Government will consider positively, the demands raised in the 48 hours strike.
               
If the new Government also take the same stand as that of previous UPA Government and refuse to concede our genuine demands, the Central Government employees will be forced to tread the path of struggle again. Before embarking upon such a struggle, our prime duty is to build up largest unity among all sections of the Central Government employees.  Confederation is making all out effort in this direction especially to build up total unity among JCM staff side organisations.  We are even ready to make certain compromises for the sake of unity.
               
We have to give enough time to the new Government and we are ready to wait.  But we cannot wait indefinitely. 7th CPC has already commenced its work and has fixed target dates for submission of memorandums by Federations and Unions/Associations.  Chairman, 7th CPC, has also made it clear that unless the Government refer the issues of DA merger, Interim relief and GDS issues to the Commission, it will not consider these issues.  Hence the ball is now in the Government’s court.  Let us see how the things move.  Let us also be ready to face any situation.
 
M. Krishnan
Secretary General
 
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

Issue of PPO on the Date of Retirement: PIB News

 Reducing Delays in First Payment of Pension – Submission of Undertaking along with Pension Papers – Issue of PPO on the Date of Retirement – Reg
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
18-June-2014 15:37 IST

Reducing Delays in First Payment of Pension – Submission of Undertaking along with Pension Papers – Issue of PPO on the Date of Retirement – Reg


The Government has observed that the first payment of pension after retirement gets delayed mainly due to two reasons. One, the delay in receipt of intimation by the pensioner that pension papers have reached the bank and two, delay on part of the pensioner in approaching the bank for submission of undertaking that he shall refund or make good any amount to which he is not entitled.


In a recent workshop with Pension Secretaries of State Governments, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions stated that the Government had decided that the required “Undertaking” may be obtained by the Head of Office from the retiring Government servant and forwarded to the pension disbursing bank along with the Pension Payment Order (PPO). The bank shall credit the pension to the account of the pensioner as soon as this Undertaking is received along with the pension documents. The pensioner would no longer be required to visit the bank to activate the first payment of pension.

This change in procedure has one additional advantage that the PPO can now be handed over in person to the retiring employee along with other retirement dues. Earlier the pensioner had to approach the bank to his copy of PPO.

With this change in rules and procedures, the pensioners would be saved considerable inconvenience and delay and his pension will commence as soon as he retires.

This and other reform initiatives were brought forth by Dr. Jitendra Singh, Minister of State in his meeting with the Pension Secretaries of State Governments held on June 12, 2014.

Source: PIB

LTC by air extended for 2 more years

     LTC by air extended for 2 more years : Posted on 18/06/2014 by Dailyexcelsior

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, June 17: The Union Ministry for Tourism today extended by another two years a proposal to grant Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to Jammu and Kashmir and North East by air.

The package was due to expire today.

The extension in package by another two years will allow all categories of Central Government employees to travel to Jammu and Kashmir by air, using either Air India or private airlines by Economy class only, irrespective of their entitlement.

The proposal would not only provide the Central Government employees an additional facility as an incentive but also give boost to tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said.

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Source: http://www.dailyexcelsior.com/ltc-air-extended-2-years/

KVS: Payment of Family Planning Allowance to teachers consequent upon implementation of 6th CPC

Payment of Family Planning Allowance to Teachers consequent upon implementation of 6th Pay recommendation-regarding

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN

18, Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi 110 016
Fax: 26514179 TEL: 26858570
website:www.kvsangathan.nic.in
F.170228/01/2011/KVS(HQ)/Audit
 Dated:- 09/06/2014

The Deputy Commissioner / Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sanganthan
All Regional / ZIET Offices
Subject:- Payment of Family Planning Allowance to Teachers consequent upon implementation of 6th Pay recommendation-regarding
Madam/Sir,

            I am to invite a reference to the subject cited above and to state that the matter regarding regulation of Family Planning Allowances to the teachers who undergone family planning operation before the implementation of 6th C.P.C. was referred to MHRD vide this office letter of even no. dated 03/05/2013. It has since been clarified by MHRD that the PRT who has drawn F.P.A. @ Rs.125/- in the pay scale of Rs.4500- Rs.7000 is entitled for Rs.250/- only. Copy of reference letter of KVS dated 03/05/2013 and clarification letter of MHRD dated 17/06/2013 are enclosed for ready reference.

            You are advised to regulate the F.P.A. of teaching staff accordingly.

Yours faithfully,
(S.Muthusivam)
Assistant Commissioner (Fin)


F. No. 3-30/2013-UT.2
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of School Education & Literacy
UT-2 Section
********

New Delhi, dated 17.06.2013

To
The Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
18, Institutional Area,
Shaheed Jit Singh Marg,
New Delhi – 110016
Subject:- Payment of Family Planning Allowance to Teachers consequent upon implementation of 6th Pay Recommendations-regarding. 
Sir,
I am directed to refer to KVS letter dated 03.05.2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the observation of Audit Party are as per the O.M dated 24.09.2008 of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and do not require any clarification for its applicability. The PRT has adopted the Family Planning Allowance in pay scale of Rs. 4500-7000/- in which the revised rated prescribed is Rs. 250/-.
Yours faithfully,
(Lakhmi Chand Mehra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele. No. 23381434
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (HQ)
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi – 110016
Phone No.: 26858570, FAX: 26514179
Website: www.kvsangathan.nic.in
Email: auditsection.section@gmail.com

170228/ 01/2011
 Date: 03.05.2013
The Deputy Secretary to Government of India,
Ministry of Human Resource Development,
New Delhi.
Sir,
Sub: Payment of Family Planning Allowance to Teachers consequent upon implementation of 6th Pay Recommendations – Reg. 
With reference to the captioned subject, I am to state that the pay scale of teachers was upgraded as under:

1Primary School TeacherGrade III 4500-7000Grade III 6500-10500PB24200
Grade II 5500-9000Grade II 7450-11500PB24600
Grade I 6500-9000Grade I 7500-12000PB24800
2Trained Graduate TeacherGrade III 5500-9000Grade III 7450-11500PB24600
Grade II 6500-10500Grade II 7500-12000PB24800
Grade I 7500-12000Grade I 8000-13500PB25400
3Post Graduate TeacherGrade III 6500-10500Grade III 7500-12000PB24800
Grade II 7500-12000Grade II 8000-13500PB35400
Grade I 8000-13500Grade I 10000-15200PB36600
4Vice PrincipalGrade II 7500-12000Grade II 8000-13500PB35400
Grade I 8000-13500Grade I 10000-15200PB36600
5Principal10000-1520012000-16500PB37600
6Education Officer ( Renamed Assistant Commissioner)10000-1520012000-16500PB37600

The Family Planning Allowance was revised w.e.f. 1st September 2008 as per Office Memorandum No.F.No.7(2)/2008-EIII(A) dated 24th September 2008 at double the existing amount of Family Planning allowance subject to a minimum amount of Rs.210 per month as indicated in column 7 of Annexure to the Office Memorandum(Copy enclosed for ready reference).

A Primary School teacher had adopted Family Planning Allowance in the Pay scale of Rs.4500-7000 and was drawing Family Planning Allowance of Rs.125. The AG Audit in one of the observations has pointed out that the Family Planning Allowance in respect of this Primary Teacher w.e.f. 1.9.2008 will be admissible @ Rs.250 per month at double the rate of Rs.125, being the amount of family Planning Allowance drawn by her and not at Rs.400 per month.

In view of above, I am to request you to get the matter examined in detail and to clarify if the observation by AG Audit is in order or if the Family Planning Allowance is payable @ Rs.400 per month corresponding to the Grade Pay of Rs.4200 drawn by the teacher w.e.f. 1.1.2006.

Yours faithfully,
 (M Arumugam)
Joint Commissioner (Fin)
Source-http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/CIR-ACTT-16-06-14.PDF

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