Friday, July 18, 2014

38 DoPT employees presented with Excellence Awards

38 DoPT employees presented with Excellence Awards

Dr. S.K Sarkar, Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) gave away the excellence awards instituted by the Department at a function here today. Addressing the ceremony, Dr. Sarkar hoped that the awards would promote result oriented public service delivery by the Government institutions. He said that recognizing the services of exemplary workers was a ‘Best Practice in Human Resource Management’ that would boost the morale of the employees and also reap rich dividends in serving the public.

Dr. Sarkar presented the ‘Certificate of Excellence’ and Memento to 38 employees of the Department for the work performed during the Year 2013–2014. During the period under consideration all DoPT Wings were asked to forward nominations for grant of this award. Work performance and outcome achieved during the year of such employees were examined by a Committee of Joint Secretaries in DoPT. This Committee recommended the names of thirty eight employees out of the total ‘in-position’ strength in the DoPT for award of the Certificate of Excellence for the year 2013–2014.

The DoPT had introduced a new non–monetary incentive scheme in the year 2013 in the form of award of ‘Certificate of Excellence’ to recognize the contribution of its meritorious employees of the level of Multi Tasking Staff to Under Secretary. This certificate sought to recognize the dedication to work, excellence in performance and outcome achieved during the year 2012–2013, wherein thirty three employees were awarded the ‘Certificate of Excellence.’

Source: PIB

Reservation for Minorities

Reservation for Minorities

The Government considered the recommendation of the National Commission for Religious and Lingusitic Minorities (NCRLM) regarding reservation to minority communities. A sub-quota of 4.5% reservation for minority communities as defined under Section 2 (c) of National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 [viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhist and Zoroastrians (Parsis)] was carved out of the 27% reservation for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in admission to Central Government institutions and in Civil Posts under the Government of India and this was notified by the Government on 22-12-2011 to be effective from 01-01-2012. The Hon’ble High Court of Andhra Pradesh in its judgement dated 28-05-2012 set aside the carving out of a sub-quota of 4.5% reservation to minorities out of the 27% reservation for OBCs. The matter is presently sub-judice in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

This was stated by Dr. Najma A. Heptulla, the Minister of Minority Affairs in Lok Sabha yesterday.

Source - pib

Clarification of CGHS rates on 2014 which have been placed on CGHS website for information and acceptance only

Clarification of CGHS rates on 2014 which have been placed on CGHS website for information and acceptance only
F. No. S. 11011/20/2014-CGHS (HEC)
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated, 16th July, 2014
CLARIFICATION

It has been brought to the notice of the undersigned that some of the CGHS empanelled Health Care Organizations have started charging new CGHS rates 2014 which have been placed on CGHS website for information and acceptance only. Since these rates have not yet been notified by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the empanelled HCOs cannot charge these new rates and CGHS 2010 rates would prevail. Charging these new rates 2014 from CGHS beneficiaries by empanelled health care organizations would amount to overcharging and suitable action including recovery of overcharged amount and forfeiture of performance bank guarantee would be initiated against those HCOs by CGHS.

Dr. (Mrs.) Sharda Verma
Director (CGHS)
Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File712.pdf

Income Tax Department Cautions the Public about Phishing Emails

Income Tax Department Cautions the Public about Phishing Emails

The Income Tax Department has asked the general public to not fall prey to the fraudulent emails that are being circulated regarding new tax guidelines.

In its press release dated 15.07.2014, the Income Tax Department has said the following – A number of taxpayers have received emails advising them to download the updated information regarding the payment of income tax. The emails originating from “incometaxindia.gov” are false and fraudulent. This entity is not related to the Income Tax Department in any way.

The Income Tax Department does not send any such emails or notifications from Yahoo or Gmail Ids. Taxpayers are cautioned against replying to such mails, providing any information requested in such mails or downloading any file or visiting any website mentioned in them. If you have received such an email, kindly log in to the Income Tax Department’s website and refer the “Report phishing” section.

For any further information and clarification, the Income Tax Department has advised the users to refer their website, www.incometaxindia.gov.in.

Source: CGEN.in
[http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in/2014/07/income-tax-department-cautions-the-public-about-phishing-emails/]

7TH CPC COMMON MEMORANDUM – AT A GLANCE

7TH CPC COMMON MEMORANDUM – AT A GLANCE

Highlights of the Memorandum submitted on issues common to all Central Government employees to Secretary 7th Pay Commission.
JCM NC has also submitted Interim Memorandum on interim relief and Merger of DA.
1. Pay scales are calculated on the basis of pay drawn pay in pay band + GP + 100% DA by employees as on 01.01.2014.

2. 7th CPC report should be implemented w.e.f. 01-01-2014. In future five year wage revision.

3. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all employees under Old Pension and Family Pension Scheme.

4. JCM has proposed minimum wage for MTS (Skilled) Rs.26,000 p.m.

5. Ratio of minimum and maximum wage should be 1:8.

6. General formula for determination of pay scale based on minimum living wage demanded for MTS is pay in PB+GP x 3.7.

7. Annual rate of increment @ 5% of the pay.

8. Fixation of pay on promotion = 2 increments and difference of pay between present and promotional posts (minimum Rs.3000).

9. The pay structure demanded is as under:- (open ended pay scales – Total 14 pay scales)
Existing Proposed(in Rs.)
PB-1, GP Rs. 1800 26,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 1900
PB-1, GP Rs. 2000 33,000
PB-1, GP Rs. 2400
PB-1, GP Rs. 2800 46,000
PB-2, GP Rs. 4200 56,000
PB-2, GP Rs. 4600
PB-2, GP Rs. 4800 74000
PB-2, GP Rs. 5400 78,000
PB-3, GP 5400 88000
PB-3, GP 6600 102000
PB-3, GP 7600 120000
PB-4, GP 8900 148000
P4-4, GP 10000 162000
HAG 193000
Apex Scale 213000
Cabinet Secretary 240000

9 (a) Wages and service conditions of Gramin Dak Sevaks is to be examined by 7th CPC itself.

10. Dearness Allowances on the basis of 12 monthly average of CPI, Payment on 1st Jan and 1st July every year.

11. Overtime Allowances on the basis of total Pay + DA + Full TA.

12 Liabilities of all Government dues of persons died in harness be waived.

13. Transfer Policy – Group `C and `D Staff should not be transferred. DoPT should issue clear cut guideline as per 5th CPC recommendation. Govt. should from a Transfer Policy in each department for transferring on mutual basis on promotion. Any order issued in violation of policy framed be cancelled by head of department on representation.

14. Transport Allowance -
X Classified City Other Places
Rs. 7500 + DA Rs. 3750 +DA
The stipulation for TA that the Govt. employee should be on duty in his headquarters for certain number of days during the calendar month should be removed.

15. Deputation Allowance double the rates and should be paid 10% of the pay at same station and 20% of the pay at outside station.

16. Classification of the post should be executive and non-executive instead of present Group A,B.C.

17. Special Pay which was replaced with Special/Allowance by 4th CPC be bring back to curtail pay scales.

18. Scrap downsizing, outsourcing and contracting of govt. jobs.

19. Regularize all casual labour and count their entire service after first two year, as a regular service for pension and all other benefits. They should not be thrown out by engaging contractors workers.

20. The present MACPs Scheme be replaced by giving five promotion after completion of 8,15,21,26 and 30 year of service with benefits of stepping up of pay with junior and also hierarchical pay scales.

21. PLB being bilateral agreement, it should be out of 7th CPC perview.

22. Housing facility:- 
(a) To achieve 70% houses in Delhi and 40% in all other towns to take lease accommodation and allot to the govt. employees.
(b) Land and building acquired by it department may be used for constructing houses for govt. employees.
 23. House Building Allowance :-
(a) Simplify the procedure of HBA
(b) Entitle to purchase second and used houses

24. Common Category – Equal Pay for similar nature of work be provided.

25. Compassionate appointment – remove ceiling of 5% and give appointment within Three months.

26. Traveling Allowance:-
Category A1, A Class City Other Cities
Executive Rs. 5000 per day + DA Rs. 3500 per day + DA
Non-Executive Rs. 4000 per day + DA Rs. 2500 per day + DA

27. Composite Transfer Grant: -
Executive Class 6000 kg by Goods Train/ Rate per km by road 8 Wheeler Wagon Rs.50+DA(Rs.1 per kg and single container per km)
Non-Executive Class 3000 kg – do – -do-

28. Children Education Allowance should be allowed up to Graduate, Post Graduate, and all Professional Courses. Allow any two children for Children Education Allowance.

29. Fixation of pay on promotion – two increments in feeder grade with minimum benefit of Rs.3000.

30. House Rent Allowance
X Class Cities 60%
Other Classified Cities 40%
Unclassified Locations 20%

31. Compensatory City Allowance.

`X’ Class Cities `Y’ Class Cities
A. Pay up to Rs.50,000 10% 5%
B. Pay above Rs.50,000 6% minimum Rs 5000 3% minimum Rs.2500

32. Patient Care Allowance to all para-medical and staff working in hospitals.

33. All allowances to be increased by three times.

34. NE Region benefits – Payment of Special Duty Allowance @ 37.5% of pay.

35. Training: – Sufficient budget for in-service training.

36. Leave Entitlement 
(i) Increase Casual Leave 08 to 12 days & 10 days to 15 days.
(ii) Declare May Day as National Holiday
(iii) In case of Hospital Leave, remove the ceiling of maximum 24 months leave and 120 days full payment and remaining half payment.
(iv) Allow accumulation of 400 days Earned Leave
(v) Allow encashment of 50% leave while in service at the credit after 20 years Qualifying Service.
(vi) National Holiday Allowance (NHA) – Minimum one day salary and eligibility criteria to be removed for all Non Executive Staff.
(vii) Permit encashment of Half Pay Leave.
(viii) Increase Maternity Leave to 240 days to female employees & increase 30 days Paternity Leave to male employees.

37. LTC 
(a) Permission to travel by air within and outside the NE Region.
(b) To increase the periodicity once in a two year.
(c) One visit outside country in a lifetime
 38. Income Tax: 
(i) Allow 30% standard deduction to salaried employees.
(ii) Exempt all allowances.
(iii) Raise the ceiling limit as under:
(a) General – 2 Lakh to 5 Lakh
(b) Sr. Citizen – 2.5 Lakh to 7 Lakh
(c) Sr. Citizen above 80 years of age – 5 Lakh to 10 Lakh
(iv) No Income Tax on pension and family pension and Dearness Relief.

39. (a) Effective grievance handling machinery for all non-executive staff.
(b) Spot settlement
(c) Maintain schedule of three meetings in a year
(d) Department Council be revived at all levels
(e) Arbitration Award be implemented within six month, if not be discussed with Staff Side before rejection for finding out some modified form of agreement.

40. Appoint Arbitrator for shorting all pending anomalies of the 6th CPC.

41. Date of Increment – 1st January and 1st July every year. In case of employees retiring on 31st December and 30th June, they should be given one increment on last day of service, i.e. 31st December and 30th June, and their retirements benefits should be calculated by adding the same.

42. General Insurance: Active Insurance Scheme covering risk upto Rs. 7,50,000/- to Non Executive & Rs. 3,50,000/- to Skilled staff by monthly contribution of Rs. 750/- & Rs. 350/- respectively.
43. Point to point fixation of pay.

44. Extra benefits to Women employees (i) 30% reservation for women.
(ii) Posting of husband and wife at same station.
(iii) One month special rest for chronic disease
(iv) Conversion of Child Care Leave into Family Care Leave
(v) Flexi time

45. Gratuity:
Existing ceiling of 16 ½ months be removed and Gratuity be paid @ half month salary for every year of qualifying service.
Remove ceiling limit of Rs.10 Lakh for Gratuity.

46. Pension:
(i) Pension @ 67% of Last Pay Drawn (LPD) instead of 50% presently.
(ii) Pension after 10 years of qualifying service in case of resignation.
(iii) Increase pension age-based as under:
65 Years – 70% of Las Pay Drawn (LPD)
70 Years – 75% of LPD
75 Years – 80% of LPD
80 Years – 85% of LPD
85 Years – 90% of LPD
90 Years – 100% of LPD
(iv) Parity of pension to retirees before 1.1.2006.
(v) Enhanced family pension should be same in case of death in harness and normal death.
(vi) After 10 years, family pension should be 50% of LPD.
(vii) Family pension to son upto the age of 28 years looking to the recruitment age.
(viii) Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) @ Rs.2500/- per month.
(ix) Extend medical facilities to parents also.
(x) HRA to pensioners.
(xi) Improvement in ex-gratia pension to CPF/SRPF retirees up to 1/3rd of full pension.

NB: The above is only gist. All points raised by us not included. For understanding the entire demands raised by us, Please read the full memorandum published in our website.

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General
NFPE/Confederation

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

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