Saturday, September 27, 2014

Grant of extension beyond the age of retirement to Central Government Employees – Dopt Orders

Grant of extension beyond the age of retirement to Central Government Employees – Dopt Orders

ACC is the competent authority to decide the cases of extension in service beyond the age of superannuation – Dopt issued orders regarding the extension of service after retirement of  Central Government employees…
Most Immediate
F.No.22/35/2011-EO (SM.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Office of the Establishment Officer)
North Block, New Delhi
24th September, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of extension/re-employment to Central Government servants beyond the age of superannuation

Attention of all the Ministries/Departments is invited to the Government of India(Transaction of Business) Rules which prescribe that the ACC is the competent authority to decide the cases of extension in service beyond the age of superannuation. Attention is also invited to DoPT’s OM. No. 26012/6/2002-Estt, (A) dated 09.12.2002 on the subject mentioned above laying down instructions/criteria for grant of extension in service to the categories of personnel referred in proviso to F.R. 56(d). The ACC has observed that in sorne of the cases, the Departments are not taking timely action to reconstitute the Departmental Peer Review Committee (DPRC) and are unilaterally extending the service of the officers beyond the age of superannuation without first obtaining approval of the ACC.

2. It has also been observed that Ministries/Departments often submit proposals late to the EO Division as a result of which submission of cases for consideration of the ACC also gets delayed.

3. In view of the above, all the Scientific Ministries/Departments are hereby advised to take timely action for constitution of the DPRC for considering the cases for extension of service of specialists in medical or scientific fields, beyond the normal date of superannuation and ensure that proposals seeking approval of the ACC be invariably submitted at least two months in advance of the date of superannuation.

4. It is also reiterated that in absence of specific approval of ACC towards extension of his services beyond the date of superannuation, an officer should stand retired on his date of superannuation and under no circumstances should the Ministry/Department concerned extend his services beyond superannuation unilaterally without the approval & ACC
sd/-
(Anand Madhukar)
Director (ACC)
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02eod/22_35_2011-EOSM-II-26092014.pdf]

DA Rates from 200% to 212% for 5th CPC Employees

DA Rates from 200% to 212% for 5th CPC Employees

Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.7.2014 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th CPC

F. No. 1/3/2008-E.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 21th September, 2014.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.7.2014 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s Office Memorandum of even No. dated 22nd April, 2014 revising the rates of Dearness Allowance in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 200% to 212% w.e.f. 1.7.2014. All other conditions as laid down in the D.M. of even number dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
sd/-
(A.Bhattacharya harya)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/RatesDA_English250914.pdf] 

Xth Bipartite Wage Revision meeting updates… (26.9.2014)

Xth Bipartite Wage Revision meeting updates on 26.9.2014

The latest two updates are given below for your information and wait for sometime to know the current position…

All Banking Solutions says…

Reports at 3.00 PM indicates that meeting with IBA is over. UFBU still discussing the matter to make their final announcement on the outcome of the negotiations. Reports are not encouraging and indicate there is no tangible progress in negotiation talks . (uploaded on 26/09/2014 – 15:15 Hours )

Wage Revision Is Not Now A Top Priority Issue for AIBOA and AIBEA by Rajesh Goyal (uploaded on 26/09/2014 – 9.50 AM)

Relaxation to travel by air to visit J&K, NER and A&N for further two years on LTC – Dopt Order

Relaxation to travel by air to visit J&K, NER and A&N for further two years on LTC – Dopt Order
No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 26th September, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N.

The undersigned is directed to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, it has been decided by the Government to permit Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as per the following scheme

 (i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/ A&N against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC. Fresh Recruits are also eligible for this benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years applicable to them.

(ii) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class.

(iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:

a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
b. Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K
Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

 (iv) Air travel is to be performed by Air India in Economy Class only and at LTC-80 fare or less.

(v) Air travel by non-entitled officers on the sectors mentioned in item (iii) above may be permitted while availing LTC to any place in India (4 year Block) also.

(vi) Air Tickets to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.

2. These orders shall be in operation for a period of two years from the date of issue of this O.M.

3. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

4. In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
sd/-
(B. Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph. (011) 23040341
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_3_2014-Estt.A-IV-26092014.pdf]

Flash News: 78 Day wages as Bonus for Railway Employees – AIRF

Flash News:  78 Day wages as Bonus for Railway Employees – AIRF

AIRF informed through its official portal that all Railway Employees to get 78 Day Wages as Productivity Linked Bonus for this year…

The AIRF message is given below :
“Due to Untiring efforts of AIRF, Orders for Payment of 78 days (Total Amount will be Rs. 8975/-) PLB has been issued by Railway Board.
Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS/AIRF has thanked Sh. Sadanand Gowda/Minister for Railways for taking extra efforts and also congratulated all the affilates for showing strength.

On this victory Com Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS/AIRF and Com Rakhal Dass Gupta/President AIRF along with whole AIRF Fraternity wishes Railwaymen and their families a very happy festive season”.

Merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension benefit to the absorbed BSNL Pensioners…

SCOVA 25th Standing Committee meeting minutes

Pensioners Portal uploded the detailed minutes of the 25th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) held on 05th Sept, 2014 under the Chairmanship of Honourable MOS(PP) on its portal yesterday.

Some important issues taken in the meeting…
  • Merger of 78.2% IDA with basic pension benefit to the absorbed BSNL Pensioners…
  • Health Insurance Scheme for pensioners including those residing at non-CGHS areas…
  • Special Family Pension for the widows of disabled War Veterans…
  • Stepping up of Disability Element on the basis of Fitment Tables…
  • Income Certificate to be produced by the Family Pensioner…
  • Extension of CGHS facilities to retired BSNL employees…

Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised retes w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards

Department of Posts issued orders for the payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised retes w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards

No. 14-01/2011-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)/P.A.P. Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001
Dated 25th September, 2014
To,
All Chief Postmaster General
All G.Ms (PAF)/Director of Accounts (Posts).

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) at revised retes w.e.f. 01.07.2014 onwards – reg.

Consequent upon grant to another installment of Dearness allowance. With effect from 1st July, 2014 to the Central Government Employee vide Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 1/2/2014-E-II (B) dated 18.09.2014, duly endorsed vide this Department’s letter No. 8-1/2012-PAP dated 22.9.2014, the Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) have also become entitled to the payment of Dearness Allowances on basic TRCA at the revised rate with effect from 01.07.2014. It has, therefore, been decided that the Dearness Allowance payable to the Gramin Dak Sevaks shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 100% to 107% on the basic time related continuity Allowance, with effect from the 1st July,2014.

2. The additional of Dearness Allowance payable under this order shall be paid in cash to all Gramin Dak Sevaks.

3. The Expenditure on this account shall be debited to the head “salaries” under the relevant head of account and should be met from the sanctioned grant.

4. This issue with the concurrence of integrated finance wing vide the dairy No. 159/FA/2014-CS dated 25.09.2014.
(Maj.S.N.Dave)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Source : www.indiapost.gov.in

Launching of Minimum Pension Scheme (Rs.1000) across 120 locations in India

Labour Minister Shri Tomar announces launch of Minimum Pension Scheme across 120 locations in India

37 Union Ministers to felicitate pensioners on September 30

The Union Minister of Labour & Employment, Steel and Mines, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar announced the launch of a guaranteed minimum pension of Rs 1000 per month under Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995. Speaking to journalists at a press conference in here today, he said, the Union Government has decided to organize functions in every office of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation spread across 120 locations in the country. It has also been decided that in 37 locations, Union Ministers will preside over the functions and felicitate the pensioners whose pension is getting increased.

Shri Tomar stated that this is being done to interact with the pensioners and to ensure that no eligible person is left out. He expressed confidence that this interaction will help the EPFO to design its pension re-engineering process in a better way. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Smt Gauri Kumar and Central PF Commissioner Shri K.K. Jalan were also present on the occasion.

The Minister said that the long-pending demand for increase in the pension will soon see the light of day. At present, a large number of pensioners are getting only paltry amounts as pension under the scheme. Nearly two-thirds of the pensioners are in receipt of pension of less than 1000 rupees. Thus, this move would benefit approximately 32 lakh out of a total of 49 lakh pensioners who are getting below Rs 1000 as pension, he added.

It is relevant to note that the wage ceiling for coverage under the three schemes of EPFO i.e. Employees Provident Fund Scheme, Employees’ Pension Scheme and Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI) has also been increased from monthly Rs 6500 to Rs 15000. This increased wage ceiling is expected to bring in an additional 50 lakh employees under the ambit of these social security programmes. The increased wage ceiling will also result into higher benefit under the EDLI from a maximum of Rs.1,30,000 to a maximum of Rs 3,60,000.

In the recent past EPFO has taken a series of measures to bring in greater transparency and efficiency in its functioning. These include the facility for online registration of establishments (OLRE), Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP), e-passbook and electronic payment of PF and Pension benefits through NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer) and CBS (Core Banking Solution).

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Bonus for Railway employees delayed due to hospitalization of Finance Minister

Bonus for Railway employees delayed due to hospitalization of Finance Minister

Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra/GS AIRF has met Minister for Railways today in respect of PLB.

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
Shiva Gopal Mishra
General Secretary
No.AlRF/387
Dated: September 25, 2014
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus

Today I met Shri Sadananda Gowda, Hon’ble Minister for Railways at 13:30 hrs. and apprised him about the restlessness prevailing among the Railwaymen on the issue of PLB. He told me that he has already discussed the issue with Hon’ble Finance Minister and written him a D.O. letter on the subject, but it is unfortunate that he has been hospitalized. Even though he will try that PLB issue is resolved by today evening.

In spite of all these efforts, we are getting frantic calls from our affiliated unions, and the situation seems to be very tense throughout the Indian Railways.

As has been advised earlier, our people should be in all preparedness to meet any eventuality in future.
With fraternal greetings!
Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: AIRF

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