Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS – Dopt Orders

Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS – Dopt Orders

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.3/2/2010-CS.II (B), dated 30.6.2015

Subject: Continuation of ad-hoc appointment in the grade Of UDCs of CSCS -reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 9th January, 2015 on the subject mentioned above, vide which Cadre Units were permitted to continue ad-hoc appointments in the grade of UDCs up to 30/06/2015. Further continuance of these appointments has been reviewed in this Department and it has been decided that the period of the ad-hoc appointment of those LDCs of CSCS who are working as UDCs of CSCS on ad-hoc basis may be extended upto 31.122015 or till they are appointed on regular basis, whichever is earlier.

2. Continuance of ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in UDC Grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of UDC of CSCS or to claim seniority in UDC Grade Of CSCS.

3. Other terms and conditions mentioned in the relevant OMs will remain unchanged.

4. Copies of the order along with the details of the officials (date of birth, date of Joining, Rank No., Select List Year, etc,) may be endorsed to this Department for record.

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Automatic Refund of Confirmed/ RAC E-Tickets on Cancellation of Trains

Automatic Refund of Confirmed/ RAC E-Tickets on Cancellation of Trains

Ministry of Railways have decided to grant automatic refund of Confirmed/RAC e-tickets on cancellation of trains similar to waitlisted e-tickets. There shall not be any requirement for cancellation/filing of TDR for refund of e-tickets in case of cancellation of trains. This will become effective very shortly.

In case of cancellation of trains, PRS counter ticket shall continue to be refunded across the reservation counter as per the existing provisions.

Source: PIB News

7th Pay Commission likely to recommend Jan 1, July 1 as Annual Increment issuing days

7th Pay Commission likely to recommend Jan 1, July 1 as Annual Increment issuing days

    “On July 1 of each year, annual increments are given for all the Central Government employees. So, tomorrow is the “Increment Day” for all.”

The 6th Pay Commission had introduced the practice of granting annual increment for all on the same day. Until then, increments were implemented for the employees based either on their date of joining or on their promotion dates.

In order to reduce the monthly work burden and for administrative expediency, suggestions from the various departments were presented to the 6th Pay Commission to recommend a single day as increment date. The 6th Pay Commission had recommend 1st July of earch year as increment day. From 01.01.2006 onwards, July 1 was made the day of implementation of annual increments to all CG staff.

Employees who are appointed after January 1st are not eligible for that year’s annual increment on July 1. They qualify for annual increment only the next year. And those who retire on 30th June, they are not eligible for annual increment.

The new increment rule continues to make a huge impact, when employees are joining duty and retire from duty, due to complex CCS (RP) rules on increment. Pointing out the practical difficulties in implementing this scheme, the National Council JCM suggested to the 7th Pay Commission may recommend that two specific dates, Viz January 1st and July 1st.

According to the NC JCM Staff Side suggestion, those recruited/appointed/promoted during the period between 1st January and 30th June will have their increment date on 1st January and those recruited/appointed/promoted between 1st July and 31st December will have it on 1st July next year.

It was also suggested to recommend that those who retire on June 30 and December 31 should be given one increment on the last day of their service.

Reliable sources confirm that, instead of granting 1st July, the 7th Pay Commission may recommend to implement a 2 Day annual increment method.

Source: CGEN.in

Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave

Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave



F.No.11013/8/2015-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk
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North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated June 29th, 2015


OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Requirement of taking prior permission for leaving station/ headquarters from going abroad while on leave.

Undersigned is directed to say that a need for further streamlining the procedure for grant of permission for going abroad on private visit has been felt. A draft of instructions and the formats for grant of permission are attached. Comments/ views, if any, in this regard may be sent to the e-mail address mp.ramarao@nic.in latest by 10th July, 2015.

(M. P. Rama Rao)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 23040264

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Expected DA July 2015 to be finalized – May 2015 AICPIN to be announced today

‘Expected DA July 2015’ to be finalized – May 2015 AICPIN to be announced today

‘DA from July 2015’ will most likely be finalized today; DA calculation stands at nearly 6%, as of now.

The price of petrol and diesel is one of the most important factors that influence the prices of general commodities. Petrol and diesel prices had increased by 10 to 15% in the month of May. Experts believe that it will have a huge impact on the prices of essential commodities too.

The Labour Bureau calculates the AICPIN points based on the prices of essential commodities at 78 select towns and cities from all over the country. The Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) is an important statistical/economic indicator. It was first introduced on scientific lines with base 1960=100 which was based on the results of Family Living Survey conducted in 1958-59 at 50 industrially important centres. The series was then, updated on base 1982=100 and a revision in 1999-2000 has further updated the base on 2001=100.

The CPI (IW) Base Year 2001=100 index points for the month of May will be announced today. Based on today’s announcement, one can calculate, the Dearness Allowance that will be given from July onwards.

Source: www.cgstaffportal.in

Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World as per World Economic Forum – Combined Strength of Central Government Employees (including Railways) of 30.84 lakh (3.84 Million) ignored in this report

Railway and Indian Army among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World as per World Economic Forum – Combined Strength of Central Government Employees (including Railways) of 30.84 lakh (3.84 Million) ignored in this report

As per news media reports quoting the statistics released by World Economic Forum, Employees Strength of Indian Railways and Indian Army are among top 10 employers in the world. While Railways has employed as many as 1.4 Million (14 lakh) employees and positioned in Rank 8 biggest Employer in the world, Indian Army is at Rank 9 among Top 10 Biggest Employers in the World with Army Personnel strength of 1.3 Million (13 lakh).

Central Government Employees strength

Interestingly, the combined strength of Central Government Employees in India (including Railway Employees) is around 30.50 lakh as per statistics presented in Parliament in 2014.

Click here to check the report on Total Stength of Central Government Employees in India presented in Parliament

Even after excluding Railway Employee strength in the figure released by Govt in 2014, total number of central government employees including defence civilian employees is to the extent of 16.80 lakh (1.6 Million). But combined employee strength of all Ministries of Central Government has not been taken in to account in the survey by World Economic Forum.

Click here to get Central Government Employees census as on March 2011 and released in April 2014 by Ministry of Labour and Employment

Ministry wise Central Government Employees Strength (as per Census 2011)
Sl. No.
Ministry
Number of regular
Employees
% age to the total
1
2
3
4
1.
Communications & IT
2,16,490
7.01
2.
Defence (Civilian)
3,75,309
12.16
3.
Finance
1,03,927
3.37
4.
Home Affairs
8,01,092
25.95
5.
Railways
13,28,199
43.02
6.
Others
2,62,261
8.49
TOTAL
30,87,278
100.00

According to a research published by the World Economic Forum, the US Department of Defense is the world’s biggest employer which claims over 3.2 million employees on its roster.

Second is People’s Liberation Army (the Chinese military) with 2.3 million, and in third is the US supermarket giant Walmart with 2.1 million workers, the report said, adding that “…175,000 of Walmart’s staff work for UK supermarket chain, Asda”.

McDonald’s is the 4th biggest employer with 1.9 million employees, however, as the majority of its restaurants are franchises, this figure falls to 4,20,000 when they are excluded, the report said.

UK’s National Health Service was ranked at the 5th place, with 1.7 million employees, followed by state-run China National Petroleum Corporation with 1.6 million.

Another Chinese company, the State Grid Corporation of China was ranked 7th with 1.5 million.

Hon Hai Precision Factory (better known as the electronics manufacturer Foxconn) comes in at 10th place with 1.2 million people.

Source: 1. Census 2011

2. Times of India

3. Wikipedia

Cadre Review of Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff of MES: Appeal to Hon'ble President

Cadre Review of Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff of MES: Appeal to Hon'ble President

ALL INDIA M.E.S ADMIN CADRE AND
MINISTERIAL STAFF ASSOCIATION
(RECOGNISED BY GOVT OF INDIA, MIN OF DEF)

AIMESCCGDEA/ CHQ/ 2015
22 Jun 2015
Sh Pranab Mukherjee ji,
Hon’ble President of India
Rastrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi-110001

    APPEAL : CADRE REVIEW OF ADMIN CADRE OF MILITARY ENGINEER SERVICES (M.E.S.)

Respected Sir,

1. The All India MES Admin Cadre & Ministerial Staff Association avails this opportunity to convey your honour its best compliments and warm regards while submitting the following grievances and problems of the members of this Association.

2. A cadre review of Admin Cadre of M.E.S was initiated during 1991 but could not be finalized till the report of 5th CPC and was received back due to changes of pay structure in 5th CPC, MOD asked to re-draft the Cadre Review as per 5th CPC report. Accordingly it was re-drafted during 2001. But after constitution of 6th CPC it was again kept pending for three to four years and pay scales has been again calculated as per 6th CPC report to find out matching saving.

3. During your Defence Ministership, the rep of Association met with your good-self many times at your residence regarding the approval of this Cadre Review and your honur was very pleased to
approve it during your period of Defence Minister. Thereafter, the Cadre review was forwarded to Ministry of Finance for their approval and your honour was the Finance Minister at that time.
We had tried to meet your honour so many times, but unfortunately no chance was given. The cadre review could not be approved by Min of Finance during your period of Finance Minister. Although, it
had been returned by Min of Finance so many times with repeated observations and the process is still contine from the year 2008. All their objections have been settled and it is at present with Ministry of Finance from 30 Mar 2015.

4. Sir, Now you are President of India and I being the President of this Association constrained to draw your attention towards the sleeping system of Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance.

5. Sir, your honour has served the country as Defence Minister, Finance Minister and now by grace of God serving as President of India, but Ist ever Cadre Review of Admin Cadre of M.E.S has not been approved by Govt of India since last 24 years.

6. The future of Admin Cadre in Military Engineer Services is very dark. LDC, UDC & Office Supdt are stagnated having 13,11,11 years of service respectively. Cadre Review is the only ray of hope for their promotion. It only happens in India that justice is given only to powerfull sections and denied to weaker sections. In Military Engineer Services, there is Gp "A" Cadre i.e. IDSE and their three cadre reviews have been approved by Govt of India from 1991 to date and fourth is in progress, which will be approved very soon without any observation. Their head is Director General (Pers) and they are also blessed by Lt. Gen ( E-in-C) .This is the proof of powerfull/ influence lobby. I have no hesitation to say that corruption/ influence has upper hand in Ministries.

7. The Association has knocked all the doors from Defence Minister to Finance Minister. Recently we have two meetings with Defence Minister and we are continously writing to Finance Minister for early approval of Cadre Review, but there is no ray of hope.

8. Now, at last I have been constrained to write to Hon’ble President of India and do hope that the justice will be done during your Presidential period. It is also requested that some time may please be given to rep of Association to meet with your honour.

Thanking you,
Yours faithfully,

(Jit Singh Sharma)
President
Copy to
Sh Narendra Modi ji,
Hon’ble Prime Minister of India,
South Block, New Delhi-110011

Sh Manohar Parrikar Ii, - for information please.
Hon’ble Defence Minister
South Block,
New Delhi-110011

Sh Arun Jaitely Ji,
Hon’ble Finance Minister of India - for information please.
North Block, New Delhi-110001

Dr. Iitendra Singh Ji,
Hon’ble State Minister of Perseonnel, Public - for information please.
Grievance and Pension , North Block
New Delhi-110001

Lt GenJ Sikand, VSM, ADC
Engineer-in-Chief
Engineer-in- Chief’s Branch - for information please.
Integrated HO MOD (Army),
Kashmir House, New Delhi-110011

Source: www.aimesccgdea.org

Uniform Age concession of 10 years to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

Uniform Age concession of 10 years to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No15012/1/2003-Estt.(D), dated 29.6.2015

Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or ow vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to say that the following age concessions have been provided to physically handicapped persons for recruitment under the Central Government:

(i) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit for Group C and D posts filled through employment exchanges issued vide O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D) dated 28.1.1978;

(ii) Provision of five years’ concession in upper age limit (10 years for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt.(D) dated 27.7.1995; and

(iii) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit (15 years for SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A, B, C and D Civil Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D) dated 1.2.1999.

2. The question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services under the Central Government has since been examined and in supersession of the OMs referred to at (i), (ii) and (iii) above, the following has been decided:

Age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a)
blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years.

(ii) The age concession to the persons with disabilities shall be admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for person with disabilities or not, provided the post is identified suitable for the relevant category of disability. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, in respect of which the List of Services Identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with’ the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications is notified separately.

(iii) Relaxation of age limit would be permissible to such persons who have a minimum of 40% disability.

(iv) The definitions of above categories of disabilities, for the purpose of age relaxation, will be same as given in this Department’s O.M. No.
36035/3/2004-Estt(Reservation) dated 29th December 2005.

(v) If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being a Central Government employee, concession to him/her will be admissible
either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Central Government employee’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, which is governed by the Civil Services Examination Rules, published annually.

(vi) Provisions of this O.M. will not be applicable to a post/service for which other specific provision regarding age relaxation is made by notification.

3. The Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure invariably that while sending the requisition to the UPSC/SSC and other recruitment agencies for direct recruitment posts by selection, they should clearly mention in the requisition the category of person(s) with disabilities suitable for the post(s) in question. No change or modification in identified post(s) for physically disabled persons with respect to an Examination, intimated after the
Notification of that Examination, shall be acceptable.

4. These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.

Click to view the original order

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Government Employees union asks Seventh Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report

Government Employees union asks Seventh Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report

Jammu: A government employees’ union today asked the Chairman of Seventh Central Pay Commission to expedite completion of its report on salaries, allowances and pensions of about 80 lakh of central government employees and pensioners.

“We urge upon the Chairman of Seventh Central Pay Commission to expedite completion of recommendations and get it finalised by the stipulated time so that there is no delay in its implementation in favour of both Centre and state government employees and pensioners,” National Mazdoor Conference (NMC) President Subash Shastri said.

In a memorandum sent to Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur (retd.), Chairman of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, Shastri appealed to recommend its report to state government as well, “So that the gap arising out of implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission recommendations does not mainly go against the interest of state government employees and pensioners.”

He also said that keeping in view the rising cost of living, the Pay Commission should effectively formulate strategies to deal with inflation.

Shastri earlier said that the pay commission should submit their report to the Central Government at appropriate time, so that it will enable to implement its report from 1st January, 2016.

Inputs with PTI

Monday, June 29, 2015

AICPIN points for the month of May to be announced Tomorrow

AICPIN points for the month of May to be announced Tomorrow

“The Ministry of Labour will announce the ‘All India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers’ for the month of May, tomorrow; AICPIN indicates the rise and fall of prices of essential commodities across important towns and cities in the country”.

After significant changes in the Agricultural and Rural AICPIN points in the month of May, there is tremendous curiosity regarding the AICPIN points for the industrial workers. The index of Agricultural and Rural AICPIN had increased by 6 and 7 points to 811 and 816 respectively.

CPI (IW) BY 2001=100 points indicate the fluctuation of prices of essential commodities. If the CPI (IW) points increase, it leads to an increase in the percentage of additional Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees and Pensioners.

If the AICPIN for the month of May increases by 4 points, then the Dearness Allowance for July could be higher by 7%. In other words, from 113%, it could go up to 120%.

The AICPIN points of each month are calculated on the basis of the fluctuations in the prices of 24 commodities, including rice and wheat, in 78 selected cities and towns. The CPI (IW) BY 2001=100 of this month is released towards the end of the following month.

The present method of calculation was recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission. From 01.01.2016 onwards, it will be calculated based on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

A concise introduction of pay commissions for Central Government Employees

A concise introduction of pay commissions for Central Government Employees.
Central Pay Commissions and Central Government Employees…
Generally, Central Government Employees who works in different ministries and departments under the Central Government, play major roles in the smooth functioning of the country. Employees under different departments work so hard to maintain law and order, stabilizing the economy, security to the people and defending our nation from enemies. Even though they are not large in numbers, their work during major crisis like natural calamities, earthquake and floods, stands apart. They are even asked to work 24 hours a day on all working days during emergencies. Our Defence Forces have done breathtaking efforts and marvellous work to evacuate Indian citizens from foreign countries which are under civil wars. They are bold enough to cross the border of our neighbouring country to fight against terrorists who had earlier ambushed and killed our security forces. Everyone must be proud of our defence forces for their bravery and skills.

Students after completing their tough academic career in different streams, keeps their first preference to get a government job. Though the pay packages are lower than multinational companies, they think that government jobs give more security to them.

As everyone knows that the pay and allowances for the central government employees are fixed by the central government as per the recommendations of Central Pay Commissions (CPCs). The central government constitutes Pay Commissions by appointing highly placed personalities as Chairman and Members. The commission then studies the economic conditions, day today difficulties of employees, their ideas etc., and give its recommendations to revise pay packages for the employees in every ten years. The commission submits its recommendations to the central government and the government in turn, takes final decision to implement the Pay Commission. Usually, the commission is given 18 months time to submit its report on the recommendations on pay revision:

PAY COMMISSIONS:

The First Pay Commission was appointed on May 1946, and it submitted its report in May 1947.
The Second CPC was appointed on August 1957, and it submitted its report in August 1959.
The Third CPC was appointed on April 1970, and it submitted its report in March 1973.
The Fourth CPC was appointed on June 1983, and three reports were submitted in June 1986, December 1986 and May 1987 respectively.
The Fifth CPC was appointed on April 1994, and submitted its report in January 1997.
The Sixth CPC was appointed on October 2004, and submitted its report in March 2008.

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION:

The Seventh Central Pay Commission was constituted on the 28th of February 2014 under the Chairmanship of Justice Shri Ashok Kumar Mathur, Shri Vivek Rae as full time member and Smt. Meena Aggarwal as Secretary. The Commission has been given 18 months from the date of its constitution to make its recommendations.

From the date of its constitution, the commission travelled all over the country meeting different delegates, officers, trade union leaders, associations, employees etc., under different departments to take stock of the economic conditions faced by the employees and the impact of rising prices of essential commodities on them.

Finally, the Chairman of the 7th CPC in their final meeting with the National Council JCM, has said that Commission will submit its report to the central government in September 2015. Points regarding the implementation of the 7th CPC were discussed. The Chairman denied any proposal to implement the recommendations from 01.01.2014 and said that the revised pay structures and recommendations will be implemented from 01.01.2016.

Let us hope for the best!!!

Source: www.govtstaffnewsportal.in

Central Government is considering to increase the eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000

Govt mulls increasing eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000

Central Government is considering to increase the eligibility limit of bonus from 10000 to 21000.
According to media source, the Central is going to give a green signal to the much awaited decision to raise eligibility limit of bonus from Rs.10000 to 21000. And the calculation ceiling also hike from Rs.3,500 to Rs.7,000

The payment of Bonus (Amendment) ordinance 2007 according to which section 12 of the payment of Bonus Act 1965 had been amended raising the ceiling for calculation purpose from salary of 2500/- P.M. to Rs.3500/-P.M. w.e.f. 01.04.2006. And also amended the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965 to raise the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of Rs. 3500/- per month to Rs. 10000/- per month.

Bonus ceiling limit

Central Government employees are regularly given Productivity Linked Bonus(PLB). Each department announces its bonus days in the month of September. But, since there was an upper limit, only small amounts were given as bonuses. CG Employees Federations all over the country were demanding that the limits should be raised.

Source: www.cgstaffportal.in

Special Benefits in the cases of death and disability in service – PCDA Circular

Special Benefits in the cases of death and disability in service – PCDA Circular on Revision of Disability Pension and Family Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners

Office of the PR. Controller of defence Accounts (Pensions) issued a Circular regarding special benefits in cases of death and disability in  service-Revision of  Disability Pension / Family Pension of  Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners in line with Ministry   of  Personnel,   Public   Grievances   & Pension, Department  of Pension  & Pensioners’  welfare  OM No. 45/3/2008-   P& PW(F)  dated  20th November 2014.
OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCEACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No –   142
No. G1/C/103/ Vol-VII/Tech
O/o the  PCDA (P),  Allahabad
Dated:  11/06/2015

    To,
    (All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Sub: Special benefits in  cases of death &  disability in  service-Revision of  Disability Pension /  Family Pension of  Pre-2006 disability Pensioners/ Family Pensioners – regarding.
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A  copy   of  Government   of  India,   Ministry   of  Personnel,   Public   Grievances   &  Pension, Department  of Pension  & Pensioners’  welfare  OM No. 45/3/2008-P& PW(F)  dated  20th  November 2014  is enclosed  herewith  for information  & necessary  action.  In  order to implement  the instructions contained  in the above  Govt. letter, HOOs are required to review/identify  the cases where  Disability Pension/Family Pension have been notified in terms of CCS (EOP) Rules and forward the same with details  i.e. PPO No., Current  PDA details,  Pay scale under IV & V CPC and address  of Payee to this office for revision  in terms of OM dated 20.11.2014.

2.  It  is therefore requested  that  suitable  instructions   along  with  copy  of  this  circular  may  be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for initiating action in this regard.

Sd/-
(Dr. Upinderbir Singh)
Dy CDA  (P)
No: G1/C/103/ Vol-VII/Tech
Dated:  11/06/2015

Download Office of the PR. Controller of defence Accounts (Pensions) Circular No.142 dated 11.06.2015

Delay in finalization of Pension/Family Pension claims due to common errors/mistakes found therein - PCDA Circular

Delay in Finalisation of Pension due to Common Mistakes in Pension and Family Pension Claims – PCDA Circular to rectify mistakes at application level

Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts has issued a circular summarising the common errors/mistakes found in the Pension/Family Pension claims.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular No: C-143
No. G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech
O/o the PCDA (P), Allahabad
Dated: 23/06/2015

To,
      (All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Sub: – Delay in finalization of Pension/Family Pension claims due to common errors/mistakes found therein.

Ref :- This office important circular no. 131 dated 19.01.2015.
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Please take cognizance of above cited circular dated 19.01.2015, under which a list of common errors/ mistakes found in pension/family pension (copy enclosed), was circulated with a request to ensure that said errors/mistakes may be avoided while initiating/ forwarding the pension/family pension claim to this office. But; it is being observed that, in spite of these instructions the same errors/ mistakes are being repeated while initiating/ forwarding the pension /family pension claims, resulting into avoidable delays.

2. Therefore, it is, once again requested that suitable instructions along with copy of this circular may be issued to all the Head of Offices under your administrative control for strict compliance in this regard.

 (Dr. Upinderbir Singh)
Dy.CDA (P)
No: G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech
Dated: 23 /06/2015
Annexure-A
  1. Common Errors Relating to Superannuation Cases

    It has been observed that in several cases only pay particulars of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet are being verified by LAO/PAO, while as per instructions issued by this office time to time “All columns of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet should be verified by the LAO/PAO.”
  2. Organization Code & Organization name should be correctly filled in Col. 1 & 2 of the Data Sheet respectively.
  3. GPF Statement (CC0-9) having clear and full GPF A/C No. should be enclosed with pension claim.
  4. Complete address with PIN Code of office/Unit and HOO should be filled in Col. 4 & 5 of the Data Sheet respectively.
  5. Nature of pension in Col. No. 15 of Data Sheet should be supported with part-II Office Order.
  6. Audit report for counting of former service should be enclosed in support of Col. 18 of Data Sheet.
  7. Col. No. 21 of the Data Sheet should be properly filled with as per Medical Option attached with pension claim.
  8. Complete details of EOL statement should be attached with the claim and 10 months average should be calculated on the basis of last 300 days for which individual has actually drawn payment (excluding EOL Period).
  9. Each kind of demand pending against the claimant and interest thereon should be shown separately in “No demand Certificate for Govt. dues”, and it should be specified to which Controller Credit is to be passed on for the demand.
  10. No demand certificate for Govt. Accommodation should be enclosed, in the absence of which an amount of Rs. 1 lakh may be withheld from gratuity payment.
  11. No judicial certificate that no judicial/disciplinary proceeding is pending.
  12. All the three parts of Commutation Application should be attached duly completed and Col. No. 36 and 37 of Data Sheet should be filled accordingly.
  13. In Col. No. 47 of the Data Sheet, name of district in which PDA is situated should be filled.
  14. No prefix or suffix as Zero is required in Bank Ale No. in Col No. 54 of the Data Sheet. It should be exactly same as provided by Bank and it should be supported by Bank details also.
  15. Details of single PDA (Bank or DPDO) should be filled in Data Sheet and other document attached with claim.
  16. In support of Col. NO. 62, Certificate on proper format as prescribed in Cir. No. 106 dated 18.03.2013 of this office should be attached.
  17. Calculation Sheet should be verified by LAO and all the documents of the pension claim should be verified by concerned HOO.
  18. HOO remarks on Page No. 5 of IAFA-356 should be filled completely and service rendered by claimant should be established.


Annexure-8
Common Errors/Mistakes observed in claim for Family Pensioner


  1. It has been observed that in several cases only pay particulars of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet are being verified by LAO/PAO, while as per instructions issued by this office time to time “All columns of LPC-Cum-Data Sheet should be verified by the LAO/PAO.”
  2. Death certificate in respect of deceased govt. Servant and an extract of DO Pt-II 00 notifying the causality should be enclosed.
  3. Nomination of DCRG in original executed by deceased govt. servant during his life time should be enclosed.
  4. Statement showing non qualifying service and dates of availing EOL should be enclosed.
  5. DCRG/Family pension claim on IAFA 356 A should be duly completed in all respect.
  6. Option for fixed medical allowance/only widowhood certificate should be enclosed.
  7. Marital status certificate should be duly countersigned by the HOO
  8. Date of Birth certificate must be issued from school/college/municipal corporation/gram panchayat duly countersigned by HOO.
  9. (a) A certificate stating that “the claimant is suffering from …….disorder and is not curable permanent nature and also stating that the claimant is unable to earn his livelihood due to the stated handicapped nature” by a medical board comprising of a Medical Supdt. Or a principal or a director or a Head of Institution or his Nominee as Chairman and Two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialist in the particular area of Mental or Physical disability including mental retardation (Rule 54 (6) (iv) to (vi) under CCS (P) Rules 1972) should be enclosed in case of disabled claimant.9. (b) A similar certificate is also required to be submitted by the HOO along with above certificate regarding income from all sources including self employment for examining the admissibility of family pension to the claimant.
  10. For Dual family pension, confirmation from concerned Record Office or PPOs copy of Army side family pension, is required to ascertain eligibility of Dual family pension claimant.
  11. Date of Birth of claimant of family pension must be agreed with the record as given in service book i.e. with the family details executed by individual/pensioner.
  12. It has been observed in several cases that the dependency of claimant is being shown his/her relatives whereas claimant children should be dependent on his/her parents. Therefore, dependency certificate be issued/ forwarded accordingly to this office.
Download Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts Circular No.143 No. G1/C/MISC/ Vol-X/Tech dated 23.06.2015

Punjab Government to switch over E-office in government departments

Punjab Government to switch over E-office in government departments

Chandigarh: Ushering in a change in handling of work, Punjab government will switch over from manual style to the electronic mode with the implementation of ‘E-Office’ project in all state administration departments.


The project will be implemented in all deputy commissioner and divisional commissioner’s offices at a cost of Rs 29.11 crore, an official spokesperson said adding work flow based ‘E-office’ system will replace existing manual handling and transfer of files and documents with an efficient electronic system.

He said this new system comprises modules like file management system (e-file), knowledge management system (KMS) and collaboration and messaging services (CAMS) for conducting government office procedures electronically in more efficient mode.

Giving details, he said it includes electronic file movement, work flow automation, archival and e-record management, content and document management, collaboration and messaging service, single standard based directory service, unified view of data, electronic communication and identity and accessing management role.

The project will cost Rs 29.11 crore which includes Rs 11.50 crore on back-end infrastructure and support, Rs 6.66 crore on local area networking infrastructure, Rs 7.95 crore on computing infrastructure and Rs 3 crore on training labs and setting up central registry unit, the spokesman said.

PTI

PCDA Circular: Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners who retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt.Col

PCDA Circular: Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners who retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt.Col

Office of the PR.Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) issued a circular  regarding  revision  of pension  of pre-2006 pensioners/family   pensioners,  who  retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt. Col.


OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
Circular  No. :  C-141
Dated:   11/06/2015
To,
    Director General  NCC
    Govt.  of India.Min of Defence
    West  Block -IV,R K Puram
    New Delhi-110  066.

Sub: Revision of Pension of Pre-2006 Pensioners/Family Pensioners who retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt.Col.
******************************
A Copy of MoD D(GS-VI) Section letter No. NCC/PC/11629/NCC HQ/MS(B)/1329/D(GS-Vl)/2013 dated 13.01.2014, regarding  revision  of pension  of pre-2006  pensioners/family   pensioners,  who  retired as NCC WTOs (Male) in the rank of Lt. Col. is enclosed  herewith for information and  necessary  action.  In order to implement  the instructions contained in above  letter,  please  obtain  application  (proforma  attached)  from  the pensioners retired as  NCC  WTOs (Male)  in the  rank  of  Lt.  Col.  and forward  the  same  after  completion  of  application  for  issue of  revised Corr. PPOs.
(Dr. Upinderbir  Singh)
Dy CDA (P)
No: G1/C/0183Nol-1/Tech
Dated:    11/06/2015
Application
To,

Part- I
…………………..
………………….
(Head of Office)

Sub:     Revision  of Pension of Pre-2006  Pensioners/Family   Pensioners  who retired as NCC WTOs(Male)  in the rank of Lt. Col.

    1.         Name
    2.         PPO No. (in  r/o all PPOs issued by this Office)
    3.         Present Pension details by attaching the copy of pension Pass Book
    4.         Date of retirement
    5.         Date of death of the pensioner
    6.         Post last held
    7.         Current  PDA details
    (i)         PDA Name
    (ii)        PDA Station
    (iii)       Name of Bank & Branch
    (iv)       Bank Account  No.
     8.         Present address of the applicant(with Pin Code)

  
    Date:
    Place:
    Signature  of Pensioner
   
Part-II
(To be filled & verified by concerned PAO, NPO & AFCAO as the case may be)
8.A Pay Scale    IVth CPC

Vth CPC

8.B Minimum  of pay in the Pay Band and the} a. Minimum  of Pay in the Pay Band :
Grade Pay corresponding  to pre revised }
Pay scale as on 01.01.06                        }  b. Pay Scale

9. Last  Pay drawn (with details of   Rank Pay. Stagnation  increment  if any)

Date :                                                                                                 
Signature of PAO/NPO/AFCAO with Seal

Part-III
(To be filled by Head of Office)
    10.  Qualifying  Service
    11.  Service as NCC WTOs(Male) in the rank of Lt. Col. : 
    12.  Pay Scale   IVth CPC & Vth CPC
    13.       Last  Pay drawn (with details of Rank Pay. Stagnation  increment)
   

    Date:                                                         Signature  of HOO with Seal

   

    No.NCC/PC/11629/NCC-HQ/MS(B)/1329/D(GS-VI)/2013

    Government  of India
    Ministry of  Defence
    D(GS-VI)
To
    The   Director   General
    National  Cadet   Corps
    West    Block-VI,    RK  Puram
    New   Delhi-110066

Subject :   Revision   of  pay   scales  of  Ex-NCC  Whole   Time  Officers – (WTOs) in the rank  of  Lt.Col. for  the purpose of pensionary benefits

    Sir,
    I am directed to refer  to Government letter No.15324/HQDGNCC/Coord/532/D(GS-VI)/98 dated 29th May 1998 and to say  that    the   question    of  revision   of  pay   scales  of  WTOs (Retired) working    earlier     with    NCC organization  the rank of  Lt. Col.  has been examined  in this Ministry  in consultation with    Defence(Finance) and Ministry of   Finance, Department of expenditure  for the purpose grant  of  pension    and   pensionary  benefits (revised)   to  them.     It  has  been decided that erstwhile WTOs (NCQ) in   the rank of  Lt. Col. hitherto being governed by SAI  9/S/74 for  the   purpose   of Pay   and    Allowances subject to deduction of Rs.50/- per month due to a abolition  of  Special Disturbance Allowance  w.e.f.    1st January, 1973, will be placed  in Pay
    Band-III   (Rs.15600-39100) with   the corresponding  grade pay (Rs.7600) for  the   purpose    of revision   of pensionary   benefits   w.e.f.    1.1.2006.

    2.  NCC  HQrs will take necessary action in  the  matter in consultation with PCDA Allahabad.

    3. This  issues  with the approval of Ministry of Finance, Department  of  Expenditure vide their  Id Note No.24/EV/2014 dated 13.1.2014 and  concurrence of  Ministry of  Defence (Finance/AG)  vide their ID No.1(82)/20.13-AG/PA(554-PA dated 13.01.2014.

(N. B. MANI)
Under Secretary  to the Government of  India  

Download PR.Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions) Circular No.C-141 Dated 11.06.2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Tatkal booking likely to get easier – IRCTC

Tatkal booking likely to get easier – IRCTC


“Attempts are being made to simplify the extremely popular Tatkal reservation system.”

Tatkal booking is a blessing in disguise for train travelers who urgently need tickets, but the process of booking tickets on this system could be a constant source of irritation. Though plenty of reasons are attributed to it, the main grouse is the slow server connectivity and the IRCTC website’s inability to handle multiple user load.

Addressing this issue, Sandeep Dutta, the Chief Public Relation Officer of IRCTC, which is a sister concern of the Indian Railways, said, “All over the country, more than ten lakh tickets are reserved everyday, of which about 50% is booked through IRCTC.

“On the Tatkal system, between 10 AM and 12 PM, nearly 1.5 lakh tickets are booked everyday on the IRCTC website. In the beginning the website server was able to book only 7000 tickets per minute. Now, it has been raised to 14,000 e-tickets per minute.

“When users all over the country try to reserve tickets on Tatkal at the same time, the website crashes due to the overload. This has constantly been a huge challenge for IRCTC. Despite the fact that IRCTC has given a number of facilities, its reputation suffers due to this.

To tackle this problem, IRCTC decided to purchase five new world-class Singapore-based servers. These servers will be added to the main IRCTC server in another ten days. User capacity will increase from 14,000 to 24,000 per minute maximum. There will not be any website crash after that.

So, Tatkal reservation is going to become much more user-friendly.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Recognition of qualification acquired through distance learning mode from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi Diploma/Degrees -Acceptance for purpose of employment on the railways.

Recognition of BCA degree acquired through distance learning mode of Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) for Junior Engineer Recruitment in Railways – RBE 67/2015


Railway Board has accepted the IGNOU diploma/degree for the purpose of employment in Railways.  Ministry Railways issue communication to all recruitment heads of Railways confirming Recognition of qualification acquired through distance learning mode from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU).

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)

RBE No. 67/2015

No. E (NG)-11/201 0/RR-1 /17

New Delhi, dated: 16.06.2015


The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units, CORE/Allahabad,
MTP/Kolkata, Chennai, Mumbai,
CAO (R), DMW/Patiala, COFMOW/New Delhi,
Director General, RDSO/Lucknow & NAIRNadodra,
Director, IRISET/Secundrabad, IRICEN/Pune, IRIEEN/Nasik &
IRIM&EE/Jamalpur and Chairmen/Railway Recruitment Boards.

Sub: Recognition of qualification acquired through distance learning mode from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), New Delhi Diploma/Degrees -Acceptance for purpose of employment on the railways.

Ref: Letter No. 2002/AC-II(CC)/37/8 dated 17/11/2004 and No. 2002/ACII(CC)/37/8(Vol.l) dated 24/9/2012.
***
Minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the category of Junior Engineer (Information Technology), has been prescribed in terms of instructions referred to above.

An issue has been raised by one of Railway Recruitment Boards whether qualification of Bachelor in Computer Application (BCA) obtained from Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) New Delhi through distance learning mode is acceptable for employment on the railways, in lieu of qualification prescribed for the post of Junior Engineer (IT) vide letters ibid.

The issue has been examined in consultation with Accounts and C&IS Directorates of this Ministry. It has been decided by the Board that Qualification of BCA obtained through distance mode cannot be accepted in lieu of the minimum qualification prescribed for the post of Junior Engineer (II).

Please acknowledge receipt.

(This disposes of RRB/Kolkata’s letter No.RRB/KOL/JAA/SRC/ECRC/16/Pt.I. 19/12/2014)

-sd-
(Lily Pandeya)
Director Estt. (N)-11
Railway Board

Download Railway Board RBE No.67/2015 No. E (NG)-11/201 0/RR-1 /17 dated 16.06.2015

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) being paid to the Central Government employees

Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance to Central Government Employees under CS(MA) Rules who are working in remote areas
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has issued an OM on Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) being paid to the Central Government employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.
No.S.14025/09/2013-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
***********
Nirman Bhawan, NewDelhi
Dated 3rd June, 2015.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) being paid to the Central Government employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

Reference is invited to OMNo.S-1402011/88-MS dated 17.07.1990 in which fixed medical allowance to the tune of Rs.25/-per month was granted to employee working in the interior/remote areas where no Authorized Medical Attendant was available within a radius of 5 kms, which was subsequently revised to the tune of Rs.l00/- per month vide OMF.No.14025/33/98-MS dated 18.01.1999.

2. On receiving a proposal from Ministry of Defence on the issue of medical reimbursement to employees who are in receipt of Fixed Medical Allowance, the matter was examined in the Ministry in consultation with Department of Expenditure and Department of Personnel & Training.

3. It has now been decided to stop the above mentioned Fixed Medical Allowance.  Henceforth, the Central Government Employees residing in interior/remote areas will be governed by the extant rules as laid down under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

4. This O.M. will be effective from the date of issue. After issuance of this OM,the above mentioned OMs i.e.,O.M. No.S-1402011/88-MS dated 17.07.1990 and O.M F.No.14025/33/98-MS dated 18.01.1999. stand withdrawn.

5.This issues with the concurrence of the Department of Personnel &Training and Department of Expenditure.

(Bindu Tewari)
 Director
Download Ministry of Health and Family Welfare OM No.S.14025/09/2013-MS 03.06.2015

PFRDA: ATAL PENSION YOJANA – BENEFITS AND FEATURES

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority
First Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No 6, Institutional Area Phase II,
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070
ATAL PENSION YOJANA – BENEFITS AND FEATURES
1. Anybody in the age group of 18-40 years can join !!

2. You can choose your pension plan from Rs 1,000/- to Rs 5,000/- per month.

3. Your contribution depends on your age and the pension plan you choose!

4. You can be a member of any existing PF/Pension scheme such as EPF/PPF/Govt. pension and still join APY!

5. You can be an Income tax payer and still join APY.

6. For (4) and (5) above, Govt. Co-contribution is not available but Govt. guarantee for pension will be available!

7. Govt. Co-contribution of 50% of subscribers’ contribution or Rs 1,000/- per annum, whichever is lower will be available for five years only to subscribers joining by 31st December 2015.
The monthly contribution chart for different age groups and pension amounts is given below:
Joining Age Years of Contribution
Indicative Monthly Contribution under APY (Rs.)
Monthly pension of Rs. 1000. Indicative return of corpus Rs 1.70 lacs Monthly pension of Rs. 2000. Indicative return of corpus Rs3.40 lacs Monthly pension of Rs. 3000. Indicative return of corpus Rs 5.10 lacs Monthly pension of Rs. 4000. Indicative return of corpus Rs 6.80 lacs Monthly pension of Rs. 5000. Indicative return of corpus Rs 8.50 lacs
18 42 42 84 126 168 210
19 41 46 92 138 183 228
20 40 50 100 150 198 248
21 39 54 108 162 215 269
22 38 59 117 177 234 292
23 37 64 127 192 254 318
24 36 70 139 208 277 346
25 35 76 151 226 301 376
26 34 82 164 246 327 409
27 33 90 178 268 356 446
28 32 97 194 292 388 485
29 31 106 212 318 423 529
30 30 116 231 347 462 577
31 29 126 252 379 504 630
32 28 138 276 414 551 689
33 27 151 302 453 602 752
34 26 165 330 495 659 824
35 25 181 362 543 722 902
36 24 198 396 594 792 990
37 23 218 436 654 870 1,087
38 22 240 480 720 957 1,196
39 21 264 528 792 1,054 1,318
40 20 291 582 873 1164 1454

SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION FORM AT YOUR BANK BRANCH
For more information, Please call on our APY Toll free No. 1800110069

Source: PFRDA

DOPT: Government Stresses on Punctuality

DOPT: Government Stresses on Punctuality


Press release by Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions regarding observation of punctuality in attendance:-
Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

25-June-2015
Govt Stresses on Punctuality
 The Government has directed all Government servants to strictly observe punctuality in attendance. All Ministries and Departments besides Autonomous Bodies, CBI, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariats and the Union Territories Administrations have been asked to issue necessary directions to all employees at all levels to mark their attendance in the Biometric Attendance System (BAS) portal on regular basis.

In a recent Office Memorandum, it is reiterated that the BAS is only an enabling platform and there is no change in the instructions relating to Office Hours, late attendance etc.

Citing provisions under the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 the Memorandum reiterates that habitual late attendance will be viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such offenders.

The Memorandum is available on the DoPT website with the following link:
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/11013_9_2014-Estt.A-III-22062015.pdf

PIB

Friday, June 26, 2015

10th Bank Wage Settlement Stagnation Increment - Clarification

10th Bank Wage Settlement Stagnation Increment - Clarification

IBA  carries out amendment regarding stagnation increment in Clause 40 of Bank Wage Settlement dated 25.05.2015

IBA clarifies on Stagnation Increment under 10th Bank Wage Settlement for Bank Employees

Indian Bank’s Association
HR & Industrial Relations

No. CIR/HR&IR/XBPS/KU/919
June 16, 2015

Designation Officers of Banks which are parties to the 10th Bipartite Settlement/Workmen Union dated 25.5.2016

Dear Sir,

Stagnation Increment


Under the recently signed 10th Bipartite Settlement, it has been agreed that employees shall be eligible for 8th stagnation increment on 1st May, 2015 or two years after receiving stagnation increment, whichever is later.

It has been further agreed that the period of 3 years shall be reduced to 2 years for sanction of 6th stagnation increment.  Accordingly it has bee provided in the Settlement that an employee who has completed two years or more after receiving the fifth stagnation increment as on 1st November, 2012 shall receive the sixth stagnation increment as on 1st November, 2012.

In this connection, we advise that the financial benefit on account of this reduction of eligibility from 3 to 2 years for sanction of the 6th stagnation increment shall accrue on or after 1.5.2015 since the additional cost of such reduction in periodicity from 3 to 2 years has been adjusted at 50% of the actual cost and hence to be effective from 1.5.2015 (30 months out of 60 months of the period of the Settlement).

However under clause 40 of the settlement dated 25.5.2015 in ‘Implementation’ it has inadvertently mentioned as under:-

Stagnation Increment – 8th     1st May, 2015


In view of the adjustment of cost as 50% of the total cost towards improvements in stagnation increment/s this needs to be corrected and read as under:
3     Stagnation Increment improvements (5th to 6th & 7th to 8th Stagnation increment)     1st May, 2015

Member banks may kindly take a note of the above.

 
Yours faithfully,
K. Unnikrishnan
 Dy. Chief Executive


Download IBA Circular No. No. CIR/HR&IR/XBPS/KU/919 dated 16.06.2015

Mandatory Yoga Training for all officers/Staff of Indian Railways including RPF Personnel

Mandatory Yoga Training for all officers/Staff of Indian Railways including RPF Personnel

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
New Delhi.
Dated: 15-06-2015
No.E(MPP)2015/3/10
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.
Director Generals,
NAIR/Vadodara,
RDSO/Lucknow

Sub: Mandatory Yoga Training for all officers/Staff of Indian Railways including RPF Personnel.

Zonal Railways may kindly refer to Board’s letter No. E(MPP)/2000/19/1/P/Meditation dated 23.11.2001 (RBE No.231/2001), vide which Yoga training was introduced for trainees in the Railway Training Centres. These instructions were reiterated and were made permanent vide Board’s letter No. E(MPP)2009/19/1/Pt.(Meditation) dated 13.11.2003

It has been established that Yoga/Meditation courses help in improving levels of concentration, alertness and reduction in stress and hence with a view to provide greater thrust, it has been decided to cover all officers and staff including RPF personnel in the programme. for general well being of employees. Further, in Budget 2015-16, it was emphasized that training in Yoga will be imparted to the staff especially from RPF.

In the light of foregoing, Board hos decided to include mandatory Yoga Training programmes in all the Centralized Training Institutes and Non-Gazetted Training Centres including RPF Training Centres, Accordingly, all the training programmes whether Initial, Refresher, Promotional or structured training programmes would provide for slots for yoga Training as per details specified below:

less than 15 days Training Course One hour* Yoga Training for the entire course
15 days to 8 weeks Training Course One hour Yoga Training per week (fraction of week to be ignored)
8 weeks to 30 weeks Training Course One hour Yoga Training Per week up to 8 weeks and thereafter one hour per fortnight for the balance period. (Fraction of week/fortnight to be ignored)
30 weeks and above, up to total duration of training One hour* per week up to 8 weeks and thereafter one hour per fortnight for the balance period. (Fraction of week/fortnight to be ignored)
(*One hour duration can be split info 3×20 minutes or 4×15 min., or 2×30 min. etc)

Accordingly, all Training Centres are advised to arrange these training programmes. In case necessary tie up may be made with certified/Professional yoga Centres/Trainers on payment basis as may be decided by the concerned General Managers of Zonal Railways, PUs and Heads of CTIs etc., in consultation with their Associate Finance under the Zonal Railways/CTIs budgetary powers, Necessary tie up as mentioned above may be finalized within 2 months and training on Yoga in terms of the aforesaid directions may be starred immediately thereafter. There would be no exemption from attendance in this programme unless there are adequate reasons to be accepted by Head of Training Institution personally.

As regards the batch size, the minimum batch size should be 20, however, where more numbers are proposed to be covered in a batch, the some should be decided in consultation with the trainer. In so for as RPF personnel are concerned, RPF Directorate have already issue instructions vide their letter No.2013/sec(E)/TRG(POL)-1/1 dated 19.3.2015. These instructions are subsumed and would form part of the aforesaid instructions for RPF personnel.

These instructions supersede all previous instructions on the subject of yoga Training including the ceiling limit fixed for payment of remuneration to Yoga Instructors/Trainers, hired for the purpose.

As regards the number of officers/staff who are being imparted yoga Training, monthly statement showing total number of officers/staff and RPF personnel trained per month will have to be sent to the Board on a continuing basis on the training programmes begin.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Kindly acknowledge receipt of this letter.

(R.R.PRASAD)
Exec.Director(T&MPP)
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

MHA observes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

MHA observes Swachh Bharat Abhiyan


The Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was launched on October 2, 2014. As part of this Abhiyan, the Ministry of Home Affairs stepped up its activities in a week-long cleanliness drive from 22nd to 26th June, 2015. During this week, teams were formed for a thorough cleaning of each and every room. The cleanliness activities were closely monitored. The Divisional Heads have visited the sections under their control to ensure the focussed attention to upkeep and cleanliness. All the Section Officers have undertaken the special drive to carefully weed out/ record old files/ records strictly in accordance with the rules of record management. A number of unwanted papers/ stores were removed which were piled up in sections/rooms.

Some of the important activities taken up during this week include upkeep and cleaning of common areas, toilets, stairs, lifts, etc, upkeep and cleaning of the areas outside the office including parking lots, gardens, pathways, etc. The activities like removing Malba lying at various places in and around North Block, Jaisalmer House and NDCC-II Building were also taken up. Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) have also been advised to consider initiating competition among different Police Stations/ Units of CAPFs to increase the participation in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and to reward better performing ones.

Well before the week-long drive, on 19.06.2015 the Secretary (Border Management) in the Ministry of Home Affairs held a meeting of officers from MHA, Delhi Police, Delhi Government, CPWD, CAPFs etc. to plan the activities to be taken up in their offices.

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan has been a continuous process in MHA. The active participation of all its officials towards cleanliness is making the MHA clean and tidy. MHA is committed to sustaining the momentum of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

- PIB

Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Track Machine Organization (TMO) Departments on the Railways

Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Track Machine Organization (TMO) Departments on the Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(NG)11/2001/RR-1/6.
New Delhi, Dated: 17.06.2015

Sub: Educational qualification for recruitment to Group ‘C’ posts in Track Machine Organization (TMO) Departments on the Railways.

Attention in invited to this office letter of even number dated 29/8/2014 (RBE No.92/2014) prescribing minimum educational qualification for open market recruitment to the post of Junior Engineer (Track Machine Organization) and Senior Section Engineer (Track Machine Organization) as under:-

(i) Junior Engineer (TMO) PB-2
Rs.9300-34800 (GP: Rs: Rs.4200)
Three years Diploma in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University/Institute.
(ii) Sr. Section Engineer (TMO) PB-2
Rs.9300-34800
(GP: Rs: Rs.4600)
Four years Degree in Civil / Mechanical / Electrical / Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute.

2. Pursuant to references received from field units and AIRF, review of the same has been undertaken and it has been decided by the Board that henceforth minimum qualification for open market recruitment to the categories of JE (TMO) and Sr. SE (TMO) will be under:-

(i) Junior Engineer (TMO) PB-2
Rs.9300-34800 (GP: Rs: Rs.4200)
Three years Diploma in (a) Mechanical / Production / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute OR (b) a combination of any sub-stream of basic streams of Mechanical/ Production / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics / Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute.
(ii) Sr. Section Engineer (TMO) PB-2
Rs.9300-34800 (GP: Rs: Rs.4600)
Four years Bachelor’s Degree in (a) Mechanical / Production / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics/ Instrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute OR (b) a combination of any sub-stream of basic streams of Mechanical/ Production / Automobile / Electrical / Electronics / lnstrumentation & Control Engineering from a recognized University / Institute.

3. These instructions will be effective from the date of its issue and ongoing recruitment for the above said categories where notification has been published will be governed by past instructions on the subject.

4. Advance Correction Slip (ACS) to Indian Railway Establishment Manual, Volume-l (Revised Edition-1989), First Re-print Edition, 2009 will follow.

Please acknowledge receipt
(This disposes of Northern Railway’s letter No. 974E/19/HQ/CG/2014 dated 05/12/2014.

(Lily Pandeya)
Director Estt (N)-II
Railway Board
Source: NFIR

Expected Pay Scale and Grade Pay of Gujarat ITI Supervisor Instructor in 7th Pay Commission

Expected Pay Scale and Grade Pay of Gujarat ITI Supervisor Instructor in 7th Pay Commission

Supervisor Instructor is the key teaching post in ITI of all states. ITI stands for the Industrial Training Institute which provide the quality technical education across the country. ITI is managed by the State Government by the particular state. So, 7th Pay Commission pay scales and benefits will not be directly applicable to them. Generally, the most of the state governments will accept new pay commission for their employees. That’s why we have provided predicted pay scale and pay band of ITI’s teaching staff i.e. Supervisor Instructor.

Expected Pay Scale and Grade Pay of Gujarat ITI Supervisor Instructor in 7th Pay Commission

  • Current Pay Scale : Rs. 5200 – Rs. 20200 Plus Grade Pay Rs. 2800 = Entry Pay Rs. 11360
  • New Pay Scale : Rs. 15600 – Rs. 60600 Plus Grade Pay Rs. 8400 = Entry Pay Rs. 34080
Total payment of the Supervisor Instructor will be vary based on their city location i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities. If you are working in metro city’s ITI then payment will be more comparable to smaller cities/town ITI staff.

About Supervisor Instructor

Supervisor Instructor work like a teacher in schools in Government ITIs. Supervisor Instructor provides his/her knowledge to empower the technical skill of the students. They are also known as “SI”.
There are various trades available in the Government ITI such as COPA, E-Commerce, Dress Making, Machinist Grinder, Motor Mechanic Vehicle (MMV), COE, Beauty Parlour, Welder, Turner, Fitter, Diesel Mechanic and others.

We hope that the information and details on Expected Pay Scale and Grade pay of Gujarat ITI Supervisor Instructor in Seventh Pay Commission will be useful for all the employees of the Industrial Training Institute.

Source: 7thpaycommission.in

NFIR: Protest against decision for private maintenance of Loco Free Train Sets-reg.

NFIR: Protest against decision for private maintenance of Loco Free Train Sets-reg.

 NFIR
National Federation Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD FIOAD, NEW DELHI - 110 055

Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

No. IV/NFIR/S.R/2014/Part.III(HLRRC)
Dated: 23/06/2015
Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon'ble Minister for Railways,
Rail Bhavan,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,
Sub: Protest against decision for private maintenance of Loco Free Train Sets-reg.


The disturbing reports received by NFIR from different quarters reveal that the Railways is floating global tenders worth Rs. 2500 crore for procurement-cum-maintenance of l5 sets of Electrical Multiple Unit (EMU) Train Sets i.e. 315 coaches from private player in a period of 4-5 years.

While expressing disappointment over the decision, the Federation contends that the existing Running and Technical Staff of Railways are fully capable to acquire new technological skills for running and maintaining the new trains proposed to be procured.

Allowing private players for maintenance of Loco Free Train Sets is amounting to privatisation of activities in contravention to the assurance given by the Hon'ble Prime Minister that Railways shall not be privatised.


The Federation opposes this move of the Railway Ministry as the maintenance of all types of EMU/DMU/MEMU are presently being done by the existing Railway employees efficiently. NFIR further proposes that the new Loco Free Train Sets should be allowed to be maintained by the Supervisors and other technical staff of Indian Railways who may be got trained in the new technology being procured by the IR.

NFIR therefore, solicits intervention of the Hon'ble MR to kindly see that the safe guards as suggested above by the Federation are incorporated in the tender document proceeding for procurement of Loco Free Train Sets. Federation will be happy to have discussions on the issue.

Yours sincerely,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

No more late Latifs for central government employees

No more late Latifs for central government employees

New Delhi: The central government has directed all its employees to strictly observe punctuality in attendance.

Observing habitual late attendance, the DoPT has warned all ministries and departments besides autonomous bodies, CBI, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha secretariats and the UT administrations that habitual late attendance will be viewed as conduct unbecoming of a government servant, and that disciplinary action may be taken against them, a press release from Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions on Thursday said.

The department has issued a circular saying that all government servants have to strictly observe punctuality in attendance and that employees at all levels should mark their attendance in the Biometric Attendance System (BAS) portal on a regular basis.

Citing provisions under the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 the Memorandum reiterates that habitual late attendance will be viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such offenders.

TST

Thursday, June 25, 2015

7th Pay Commission expected to submit its report to the Centre in September

7th Pay Commission expected to submit its report to the Centre in September
“The 7th Pay Commission’s status quo explanation on its report has created a huge buzz”
According to reliable sources of information, the 7th Pay Commission is expected to submit its final report including the revised pay and pension structure for Central Government employees and pensioners to the Central Government on in the first week of September.

As confirmation of the news, the 7th Pay Commission, on its official website had published an announcement yesterday. It said, “Pay and Pension proposals, expectations in facilities & benefits, and valuable suggestions were received from Central Government employee unions, associations, members of the Defence services and NC JCM Staff Side. All these will be considered. Personal interactions shall not be held anymore. All the demands and suggestions have been examined and the task of preparing the final recommendation report has almost ended. In addition to this, the report containing all the recommendations will be prepared within the stipulated time that was allocated.”

Everybody is pleased with the authorized news that the 7th Pay Commission report, which contains the new pay and perk structure that directly affects more than 40 lakh Central Government employee all over the country, will be ready on time.

There were rumours that the Commission might seek an extension of another six months. Many reasons were given for this claim and most of these were very convincing. It is a welcome move on the part of the 7th Pay Commission to voluntarily come forward and announce their current status.

If everything goes as planned, the 7th Pay Commission recommendations will come into effect from 01.01.2016 onwards.

Meanwhile, there is no doubt in the fact that employees are extremely curious to find out how much their salaries would increase if the new Pay Commission recommendations are implemented.

Source: www.cgstaffnews.in

Review of instructions on appointment to Non Functional Selection Grade – Dopt Orders on 25.6.2015

Review of instructions on appointment to Non Functional Selection Grade – Dopt Orders on 25.6.2015

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.22038/1/2015-Est (D), dated 25.6.2015

Subject: Review of instructions on appointment to Non Functional Selection Grade of Organized Group ‘A’ Central Services-regarding.

Reference is invited to the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) Office Memorandum (OM) No. 28038/1/88-Estt.(D) dated 09.10.1989 & OM No. 28038/1/88- Estt.(D) dated 22.11.1990 regulating appointment to Non Functional Selection Grade (NFSG) of organized Group ‘A’ Central Services and DPC Guidelines issued by this Department vide OM Nd1 22611/5/86-Estt.(D) dated 10.04.1989.

2. The provisions contained in OM dated 22.11.90 regarding calculation of vacancies in NFSG in respect of officers proceeding on long term deputation (more than one year) have been reviewed and it has been decided that the vacancies arising due to officers proceeding on long term deputations (more than one year) can be considered while calculating the total number of vacancies for grant of NFSG, subject to the following conditions:-
(i) as and when the officers return from deputation, the junior most officer (s) who has/have been granted NFSG will be reverted to JAG level and

(ii) the total number of posts in the cadre in NFSG at any point of time shall not exceed 30% of the Senior Duty Post (SDP). The OM dated 22.11.90 shall stand amended to this extent.
3. The suitability criteria for appointment to NFSG contained in OM dated 9.10.89 providcfs that the overall performance of an officer shall be good and he shall have at least two ‘Very Good’ gradings in the last five APARs/ACRs. This criteria has been reviewed and it has been decided that overall performance of an officer for appointment in NFSG shall be “Very good” i.e. 5 Very Good in the last five APARs. The OM dated 9.10.89 shall stand amended to this extent.

Authority: www.persmin.gov.in

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