Saturday, August 16, 2014

BRMS demands to merge 50% DA and Grant Rs.7000 as Interim Relief

BRMS demands to merge 50% DA and Grant Rs.7000 as Interim Relief

Grant of Rs. 7000.00 as interim relief.

Government of India totally failed to take effective measures to arrest the spiraling price rise and contained inflation. Dearness allowance which is paid to neutralize the inflation is not sufficient and employees are facing hardship.

Their is delay to announce the recommendation of 7th CPC.
BRMS demand that Government should announce atleast Rs. 7000.00 as interim relief to meetout the arrogant expenses due to inflation.
Merger of 50%DA allowances into Basic Pay.
5th CPC has recommended that whenever the dear allowances exceeds 50% , it should be merged in the basic pay. While 6th CPC had also observed that a portion (25%) of DA should be merged whenever it exceeds of 50% for certain part of the pay packet.

BRMS has been demanding that it should be automatic as and when dearness allowance crosses 50% mark and it should be merged with the basic pay as there is no pay revision after 4 or 5 years as in the case of public sector/financial sector employees. It is stated that NDA Government had already merged the 50% DA of serving and retired employees for all purposes when it cross 50%.


Strike Called by GGEA – Govt Warns ‘No Work No Pay’

Strike Called by GGEA – Govt Warns ‘No Work No Pay’
‘No work no pay’ will apply to proposed strike by Goa Govt. employees, warns Govt.
Taking a serious view of the strike called by the Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) for pen-down-tool-down strike on Monday, the Goa government on Friday warned that all the employees who participate in this illegal strike or found not discharging their assigned duties during the strike period, shall be treated as absent. The principle of “no work no pay” will be invoked in all such cases of unauthorized absence and the action will be taken as per Rules, warned a spokesperson of Goa government in Panaji on Friday. The GGEA has announced a pen-down token strike as part of its protests over government’s failure to implement promise of “to remove anomalies and bring parity in pay scales of all State employees after the implementation of the VI Pay Commission scales.” A spokesperson of the government has said that “GGEA is agitating seeking parity in the pay scales to various sections of the government employees on unsustainable grounds of providing similar benefits to other employees where parity of pay scale was given.”

GGEA has objected giving parity to a few categories of employees and requested that other categories also get such benefits.

The spokesperson further said that Government of India has already announced the constitution of VIIth Pay Commission and any anomalies in pay scale and other benefits will be examined and considered after receipt of the recommendations of the VIIth Pay Commission. Government assured all employees that all their legitimate the demand will be given due consideration.

Further report from Our Correspondent:
The face-off between Goa government and Goa Government employees Association(GGEA), body representing State employees poised to escalate further on Friday as the president of GGEA accused the State government of “misguiding people through its circular.”

Earlier in the day, the State government issued a circular warning employees to refrain from going on token pen-down strike amidst on-going monsoon session of the State Legislative Assembly, and further warned that those who participate in the ‘illegal strike’ or found not discharging their assigned duties during the strike period, shall be treated as absent. What president of GGEA M. L. Shetkar strongly object to is the contention of the circular that GGEA had objected giving parity to a few categories of employees. In a press release issued on Friday evening, he said the bitter truth is that the Goa government has upgraded pay scales of about 44 selected categories in addition to VIth Pay Commission Recommended Scales. The Pay Commissions prescribe new pay scales corresponding to the old pay commission pay scales, whereas after implementation of VIth Pay Commission Pay Scales, Goa has upgraded pay scales of 44 categories of employees in addition to VIth Pay and thus GGEA is justified to demand higher pay scales to the other categories whose pay scales are not upgraded. He charged the State government of creating a disparity amongst the employees and the only solution left for the government is to upgrade the pay scales of the other left out categories as was earlier done in the year 1996. He also rejected the claim of the government that implementation of Pay Commission Recommendation has been done in toto. he disclosed that the State government had agreed to GGEA’s proposal to upgrade all the Pay Scales on the pattern of the Secretariat and other employees with effect from 1.1.1995 and notionally from July 1987.

“The circular misleads the government employees and people by referring the demand as anomalies in Pay Scales arising out of application of Pay Commission, but it is created by the State government by selective pay upgradation granted to the 44 categories in addition to VIth Pay”, said Mr. Shetkar.

GGEA has been demanding to settle the demand well before the March budget session and the Chief Minister had assured GGEA twice to settle the demand two years back, he said reiterating his appeal to government employees to observe Pen-down-tool-down strike on Monday.

Source: The Hindu

Simplification of pension procedure-submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers

Simplification of pension procedure-submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers

NEW DELHI-110066

Office Memorandum

Sub: Simplification of pension procedure-submission of undertaking by retiring Government servant along with pension papers

“The Scheme for Payment of pensions to Central Government Civil Pensioners through Authorized Banks” issued by CPAO provides for an undertaking of recovery of overpayment to be submitted by the retiring Government servant/pensioner to the pension disbursing bank before commencement of pension. Delayed submission of this undertaking has been a main reason in crediting the first payment of pension to the pensioners account. In order to simplify the pension procedure and consequent upon the delinking of commencement of pension with the first time identification of the pensioner by bank, the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare has approved the submission of undertaking by the retiring Government servant along with pension papers before his retirement.

Now. the required undertaking may be obtained by the Head of Office from the retiring Goventment servant along with Form 5 and other documents before his retirement and forwarded the same to Pay and Accounts Office along with pension case for onward transmission ‘to bank through CPAO. The undertaking shall be addressed to the Branch Manager of the Pension Account Holding Branch and in the prescribed format (copy enclosed) These instructions were earlier issued by Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare vide their OM dated 7th May, 2014 and CPAO vide its OM dated 28th May. 2014 (available on CPAOs‘ website). But it has been noticed that Head of the Offices and Pay and Accounts Offices are not even aware of these instructions so far. Consequently, these instructions are not being implemented and the main reason of delay in first credit of pension by the banks still persists. This is a matter of great concern. Therefore. all Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs are requested to issue directions to their PAOs for complying with the OM No. CPAO/Tech/Simplification/2014-15/52 dated-28.05.2014 and to ensure that all pension cases received from Head of Offices are supported with undertaking of recovery of overpayment and the same is invariably forwarded to CPAO as a part of PPO booklet for onward transmission to CPPC of the bank. All authorization sections in CPAO have already been directed not to accept any pension case for authorization of pension payment received without the undertaking.
(Suman Bala)
Chief Controller (Pensions)


Service allocation to the recommended candidates by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) on the basis of Civil Services Examination (CSE), 2013 to IAS, IFS, IPS and Central Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Services has been made and uploaded by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India in its website on 14.08.2014. 

Service allocation to the candidates is done after taking into consideration the rank obtained, preference of service indicated, status of medical fitness (I.e. fit for all services, ‘fit’ for only technical/non-technical services, temporarily unfit or ‘unfit’ for all services etc), category of the candidate (i.e. Un-Reserved (UR)/Scheduled Caste(SC)/Scheduled Tribe(ST)/Other Backward class(OBC)/Physically Handicapped(PH)), vacancy available in a particular service at his/her turn, meeting of Physical Requirement (PR)and Functional Classification (FC) criteria by the PH category candidates etc. The General Merit (GM) candidates who have qualified without availing of any relaxation admissible to their respective categories (OBC, SC & ST)are first considered for allocation for service against the unreserved vacancy (UR). But in case they get service of their higher preference they are allocated such service in their own category.

Allocation to candidates under OBC category against vacancy reserved is done only after satisfying the fact that the candidate falls in the non-creamy layer segment. First, service allocation to Physically Handicapped (PH) candidates is done against the vacancy available in the relevant sub-category (i.e. Visually Impaired (VI)/Hearing Impaired (HI)/ Locomotor Disability and Cerebral Palsy (LDCP)) as per their rank, findings of medical board, meeting PR&FC requirements, at their turn.

Thereafter, service allocation to rest of the candidates other than PH category is finalized.

UPSC has recommended names of 1122 candidates who had successfully cleared the CSE 2013. Service allocation has been done in respect of 981candidates. Out of 981candidates allocated to various services, allocation to some of the candidates has been kept provisional because they have a chance for up-gradation to a better service as per their preference due to non-receipt of medical status or lack of confirmation of creamy layer status in respect of candidates above them in rank. After such medical reports and OBC status are finalized, provisional allocation may be confirmed with or without up-gradation. In respect of the remaining 141 candidates service allocation has not been done due to following reasons. Some candidates have indicated preference only for limited number of services. As per rules they may be allocated to a service only after service allocation has been done to all candidate from the main as well as the reserve list is complete. OBC status of some candidates is under verification. Candidature of some candidates has been kept as provisional by UPSC due to non-submission of some essential documents by them. In respect of some candidates their medical examination is not final.

These candidates would be considered for service allocation after verification of their status. Candidature of some candidates has been cancelled due to non completion of medical examination despite ample opportunities, non-verification of OBC status, non-fulfillment of physical requirement, functional classification of the service to which they were entitled to be allocated in (PH) category. While every effort is being made to resolve the issues for clearing provisional allocation in time bound manner, the candidates are instructed to get the pending medical examination completed immediately without any further delay. The candidates are hereby informed that the specific reasons for their non-allocation of service are being uploaded in the DoPT’s site, which can be accessed through the web authentication code provided to the candidates.


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