Thursday, March 26, 2015

Meeting of NC JCM Staff Side with 7th Pay Commission – Detailed report including about DA Merger, Interim Relief

Meeting of NC JCM Staff Side with 7th Pay Commission – Detailed report including about DA Merger, Interim Relief

Feedback of the meeting of NC JCM Staff Side with 7th CPC

No.NC/JCM/2015

Dated: March 25, 2014
Dear Comrades,

The 7th CPC had asked the JCM Staff Side to present their case before the Commission for wage revision on 23rd and 24th March 2015. Accordingly, the Standing Committee of the Staff Side met on 22nd March and again 23rd March 2015. The presentation was made on 23rd and 24th March 2015 before the Commission.

We have discussed the memorandum, chapter wise and the Commission made a very patient hearing and interacted with us seeking clarifications on certain matters. It is not possible to provide a detailed account of the discussions. However, we are to inform you that we came out of the discussion with a very good impression and satisfaction.

1. The Commission will adopt Minimum Wage Concept(Dr. Aykhrod Formula) as the principle of wage determination. They will however, collect the retail rates of the commodities that go into the basket.

2. We have pleaded for the adoption of the best international practices while fixing the highest salary.

3. On the demands for Interim Relief and Merger of DA, the Commission finally said that those can only be considered if Terms of Reference are amended.

4. The Commission agreed that there had been reduction in the sanctioned strength and working strength over the years despite the increased workload.

5. They have also noted that there was substantial reduction in percentage terms of the expenses on salary and wages over the years.

6. The Commission enquired, as to how multiplication factor of 3.7 was arrived at. The same was explained in detail.

7. Fitment Formula and the demand on Fixation of Pay on Promotion, were appreciated as the rationale was explained.

8. Date of effect: No commitment or comment was made by the Commission. The Staff Side explained, as to how they compromised by shifting the date from. 01.01.2011 to 01.01.2014.

9. The institution of Special Pay, especially in the wake of de-layering was explained.

10. Common Categories: We have requested the upgradation and amalgamation of the cadres of LDC with UDC and the need for bringing about parity in pay scales of the Subordinate Offices with the Central Secretariat. The problems of Staff Car Drivers were also elaborated. The contractorisation and casualisation at lower level positions and the consequent exploitation of the labour were discussed at length. The Commission has made a proposal to do away with the contractorisation/casualisation. Staff side will discuss the proposal and will send its views to the Commission in due course.

11. Classification of Posts: Our proposal has not been found favour.

12. GDS: While sympathizing with the Staff Side, the Commission wanted them to approach the Government with a view to amend the Terms of Reference.

13. Allowances and Advances: Detailed discussions were held on HRA, CCA, Transport Allowance, CEA and Special Allowance for personnel posted at North East Region. Chapters dealing with the facilities was also discussed at length, including compassionate appointment. On holidays, we have requested to include May Day in the list of holidays. The background of observance of May Day was enquired by the Commission and explained.

14. Pension and Retirement Benefit – NPS: Commission stated categorically that NPS being an Act of Parliament, they will not make any comment thereon.

Pension Computation: The rationale of 67% was explained and appreciated.

Minimum Pension: our demand for 2/3rd of the Minimum Wage was also explained.

Parity in pension of past and present pensioners was fully explained, linked with one rank -one pension scheme for Defence Personnel. We have pleaded that Civilian Pensioners should not be discriminated against. Demand for Additional Pension for both Pensioners and Family Pensioners was explained. All matters concerning Family Pension were also discussed. So also, gratuity to be computed in accordance with the Gratuity Act.

There was good response for the demands from the Commission.

Restoration of commuted value of pension: The Commission will enquire the views of the Government as to what is their objection to the demand.

Medical facilities for pensioners and discrimination between Pensioners in CGHS area and CCS(MA) Area as also the Postal Pensioners was brought home including the higher Fixed Medical Allowance for ESI persons.

Certain clarifications/elucidations have been asked for by the Commission. To provide such clarifications, another meeting with the Commission might be held after the Commission’s interaction with other organizations. The Staff Side may meet the Commission after their interaction with the other organizations are over.

With greetings,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary/Staff Side NC JCM


PDF file regarding feedback of the meeting is reproduced underneath:-

Closed Holiday on 14th April 2015 on account of the birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: Railway Board

Closed Holiday on 14th April 2015 on account of the birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar: Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2012/F(LR)IIJ/HL1/1
New Delhi, Dt: 25.03.2015
The General Managers.
All Indian Railways
(As per standard list)

Sub: Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2015- Birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar.

In the above matter. Department of Personnel & Training vide 0M No. 12/6/2015/JCA-2 dated 19th March. 2015 has advised as under:

“it has been decided to declare Tuesday, the 14rn April 2015, as a Closed Holiday on account of the birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments throughout India.

2. The above holiday is also being notified in exercise of the powers conferred by Section 25 of the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881(26 of 1881).

3. All Ministries/Departments of Government of India may bring the above decision to the notice of all concerned.”

The above may be noted for information and necessary action.
(Nirmala Tirkey)
Dv. Director Estt (LR)II
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/railwayboard/uploads/directorate/establishment/E(LR)/Ambedkar_Jayanti_Holiday_140415.pdf

Proposal for Centralised Pension Disbursement System for Ex-Servicemen – CGDA presentts Concept Paper

Proposal for Centralised Pension Disbursement System for Ex-Servicemen – CGDA presentts Concept Paper

CONTROLLER GENERAL OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS
CENTRALISED PENSION DISBURSEMENT SYSTEM
CONCEPT PAPER

Ministry of Defence disburses appx Rs. 51,000 crore every year as pension benefits to 24.16 lakh defence pensioners – both service personnel as well as defence civilians. While pension sanction is being done in a centralised way – by PCDA (Pension) Allahabad in r/o Army and defence civilians; by PCDA (Navy) in r/o Navy personnel and by JCDA (AF) Subroto Park, New Delhi in r/o Air Force personnel, pension disbursement is being carried out by a number of agencies who are working as PDAs (Pension Disbursing Agencies) – 28 Public Sector and 4 Pvt Sector Banks, 63 DPDOs, State Treasuries and Post Offices.
Banks have the largest number of pensioners on their roll – appx 18.06 lakh pensioners or 75% of the total number of defence pensioners. And they disburse Rs. 3800 crores every month (or Rs. 45,600 crores per annum which is almost 90% of the total pension disbursement to defence pensioners) as pension to these pensioners. Instances have come to notice where different practices have been followed by banks or where different interpretation have been arrived at and implemented for one government order, resulting in complaints from pensioners. An analysis of grievances received at the Ministry or at CGDA office or at PCDA (Pension) office reveal that more than 95% of the complaints pertain to pensioners drawing their pension from the banks. The task of addressing these grievances and providing services to pensioners to their complete satisfaction is an arduous one. This, however, could be changed by adopting a new paradigm for pension disbursement.

2. This new paradigm is centralised disbursement of pension. This simply means disbursing pension from a central agency viz. Centralised Pension Disbursement Agency (CPDA) to all the pensioners.


3. The present system of pension imbursement is an opaque one in the sense that it does not easily provide details reg. no of pensioners, category wise distribution of pensioners, amount of pension disbursed in a month and govt’s pension liability. Collation of the information from various sources is quite difficult and the output is not always accurate.

4. Further, in the existing system, there is a multiplicity of PDAs ‐ 29 Banks, 63 DPDOs and a large number (500+) of State Treasuries. As mentioned earlier, many a times PDAs tend to interpret Govt. Orders differently. This, in some cases delays the implementation of the order itself and in some other cases the order gets to be implemented differently by different PDAs. In both cases, generally, pensioner is the sufferer. There are other issues/difficulties in the existing pension disbursement system:‐
I. With multiple PDAs, the system is not amendable to effective monitoring as well as grievance handling. It makes the task of all decision makers including the Ministry, a very difficult one.

II. There is a delay in booking the pension amount to Govt. account. This also makes it relatively difficult to know the exact pension liability.

III. Even at a given time, it becomes an arduous task to exactly find out the number of active defence pensioners (including categories‐wise) as the information is to be collated from a large no. of PDAs.

IV. Maximum pensioners are drawing pension from banks. It has been experienced that they (Banks) do not have dedicated staff to deal with pensioners’ issues. Also, they are not well conversant with orders/issues peculiar to Defence pension.
The Proposed System

5. The proposed system of Centralised disbursement of pension is not only transparent but easy for information processing and retrieval.

6. Under the proposed system, after sanctioning pension and issuing Pension Payment Order (PPO), the pension sanctioning authority will forward the PPO and other details – including bank details – of the pensioner to the Centralised PDA (CPDA) on soft format through a secured channel. It could be on the CGDA intranet and for enhanced security could also be with digital signature. The CPDA will process the papers and will initiate first payment as well as subsequent monthly pension payments for credit to the pensioners’ bank accounts (as given by the PSA along with the PPO) through the NEFT/RTGS or the CMP (on‐line payment mechanism with SBI). Since the CPDA is making payment of pension – he can directly book the amount to the government account, avoiding any delay or suspense head booking. For the pensioners, there will be no change as they would receive pension in their bank account, as is the status presently. The proposed system only replaces the multitude of PDAs with a single PDA without affecting the pensioners’ interest and rather bringing about a focused delivery mechanism. There are a number of benefits of the proposed system
i. Uniform interpretation and implementation of govt orders ii. Instant booking of pension payment to govt accounts – giving authorities a true picture of the pension liability and payment.

iii. Better grievance monitoring system can be instituted with a single PDA.Easier for everybody.

iv. Centralised database will help in better exploitation of information and communication technology for the betterment of services to the pensioners.

v. There will be no change as far as pensioners are concerned. They will continue to receive their pension in their given bank accounts.

vi. No loss to the banks in terms of accounts maintenance as they will continue to be the final pension paying agency.

vii. Future scalability is possible and relatively simple. For example, a centralised call centre could provide solutions to the pensioners for their queries or complaints.
7. In addition to these benefits, the proposed system will also result into a large saving to the Ministry of Defence (MoD). Presently, MoD pays Rs. 60 per transaction to Banks; and with 12 regular payments and 4 DA payments in a year, MOD pays Rs 960 per pensioners per year. For 18.06 lakh Bank pensioners, this amounts to almost Rs. 180 Cr. every year. If all pensioners are brought under the centralised PDA system ‐ where CPDA will credit pension in pensioners Bank A/c through NEFT/RTGS ‐ saving of Rs. 180 Crore could be achieved.

Implementation Modalities

8. Phase I can cover all new pensioners – appx. 80,000 per year – coming into pension fold. This can be done from a particular date which can be decided after taking decision on centralised pension disbursement and creating necessary IT and Communication infrastructure.

9. In Phase II all DPDO pensioners can be covered. All original files may be shifted to the CPDA DPDO‐wise. Given that out of 63 DPDOs, 52 have been centralised under Project Ashraya (Pension disbursement system), this is likely to be smoother phase wherein shifting of files and their appropriate indexing will be the main activity / focus.

10. In Phase III existing bank pensioners can be covered depending upon the response of the banks.
This would be the toughest phase both in terms of making banks agree to the new model and in database management Banks revenue loss will also be a big issue from their perspective. As such this phase will require perseverance and a different strategy (including for database management) which can be derived and decided later from the success of the first two phases.

11. An issue which may require a conscious decision would be whether the centralised disbursement should be from one location or multi‐location. It is considered that in a networked environment, location may not be an important factor from the view‐point of users. However, for the ease and adaptability with the existing pension set‐up, it is recommended to have three centres associated with the existing pension sanctioning authorities, viz. PCDA

(P), Allahabad, PCDA (N), Mumbai and JCDA (AF), New Delhi. It is also recommended to have a centralised call centre, which can have access to the complete database of the three centres of CPDA. The call centre can be co‐ located with one of the three centres for the purpose of administrative convenience.

Role of DPDOs in the proposed centralised system

12. DPDOs are Pension Disbursement Agencies (PDAs) in the exiting set‐up. Each DPDO is a distinct PDA. Presently, 63 DPDOs – 51 in northern India and 12 in Southern India (Eastern central and Western India have no DPDOs) – are working as PDAs for 4.7 lakh pensioners.

13. If we divide the role of a DPDO in terms of (i) processing of monthly pension payments and (ii) identification exercise (which is not restricted to any specific month (e.g. November for bank pensioners) and continues for the whole year) then it can be stated that in the proposed CPDA paradigm, role of DPDOs will not be there for first part (i.e. payment processing). However, they can be effectively used for the second part ‐ identification of pensioners. This would mean that DPDOs would need to be remodelled as service centres for pensioners/ which will carry out their annual identification, accept change requests/applications on behalf of CPDA (for cases related to re‐marriage, re‐ employment, death, Bank account changes etc.) and can also act as grievance handling /settlement centre as they would be linked with the CPDA server and can have a higher protocol communication with the CPDA call centre. It is considered that in the proposed model ‐ one DPDO may only require one AO, one AAO (or two AAOs) and one MTS ‐ all proficient on the new system. Savings achieved in manpower (to be assessed) can be used for opening up a few more service centres in areas where pensioner concentration is relatively very high or in existing offices of DAD or even with the Zila Sainik Board Offices.

Infrastructure requirements

14. To start the work at the CPDA, it is assessed that manpower strength of one IDAS, One AO, two AAOs, 4 Adrs and 2 MTS would be sufficient and can even last for the first two phases with 2‐4 additional Adrs. It is assessed that this manpower can be spared from the existing resources of the organization of CDA (PD).

Source: CGDA

One Rank One Pension Scheme to Cost Exchequer Rs. 7,500 – 10,000 Crore

‘One Rank One Pension’ Scheme to Cost Exchequer Rs. 7,500 – 10,000 Crore

NEW DELHI: Implementation of ‘One Rank One Pension’ scheme, the long-standing demand of Armed Forces veterans, is likely to cost the exchequer Rs. 7,500 crore to Rs. 10,000 crore, Union Minister Rao Inderjit Singh said today.

The government has already made it clear that One Rank One Pension (OROP) will be implemented with effect from April 1, 2014, the Minister of State for Defence told reporters in Chandigarh.

He said that the Defence Ministry had recently forwarded to the Finance Ministry the cost which the scheme’s implementation would entail.

“It is likely to cost us somewhere between Rs. 7,500 crore to Rs. 10,000 crore,” he said, adding that the previous UPA government had made a mere announcement with regard to OROP.

“During the past four to five months, we have gone deep into this. We have calculated the entire cost now,” he said.

On being asked about Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed’s statement that his government will proceed with phased removal of AFSPA after consulting the Army, Mr Singh said that it is true that the Army has expressed its reservations about it.

The Army had yesterday said it was against any move to dilute the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA) in Jammu and Kashmir.

“One thing is clear that there cannot be any unilateral decision on this,” he said.
He said that gradual withdrawal is everybody’s hope, “though that can only be possible when peace returns to the state.”

Responding to another question, Singh said that he would like the PDP-BJP coalition in Jammu and Kashmir to be given a chance to deliver.

“Before people start taking potshots at us, I would say let we be given a chance to deliver. If we fail, then may be, people have the right to criticise,” he said.

Meanwhile, Mr Singh said that more Sainik Schools would be set up in various states of the country so that students could be trained to become competent officers to serve the Armed Forces which faces a shortfall of 7,500 officers.

He said that efforts will also be made to woo people to join the Army in areas where joining the force was a tradition.

Source: NDTV

Submission of declarations and assets and liabilities by the Railway Servants

Submission of declarations and assets and liabilities by the Railway Servants

RBE No. 26/2015
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(D&A) 2014 GS1-2
New Delhi, 25/03/2015
The General Manager(P)
All Indian Railways and
Production Units etc.
(As per standard list).

Sub: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 – Submission of declarations and assets and liabilities by the Railway Servants

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter of even no. dated 01.09.2014, whereby the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014, [hereinafter referred to as Principal Rules], notified by Department of Personnel & Training vide Gazette notification G.S.R. No 501(E) dated 14.07.2014, were circulated on the Railways. Pursuant to these rules, all Railway servants are required to furnish information relating to their assets and liabilities under section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, as per Appendix-I and Appendix-II (consisting of Forms No. I to IV) to the Rules.

2. These Rules have since been modified by the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Amendment Rules, 2014, notified by Department of Personnel & Training vide Gazette notifications G.S.R. No. 638(E)
dated 08.09.2014 and G.S.R. No. 918(E) dated 26.12.2014. These notifications are available at the Department of Personnel & Training’s website at http://persmin.nic.in/Lokpal_Homepage_New.asp. These amendment rules have extended the time limit for filing of revised returns, referred to in proviso under sub-rule (2) of Rule 3 of the Principal Rules, to 30.04.2015. The notification dated 26.12.2014 also modified the Forms No. II and IV of Appendix-II to the Principal Rules.

3. In this regard it is clarified that :-
(i) The first return (as on 1st August, 2014) under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 should be filed on or before the 30th April, 2015;

(ii) The next annual return under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 for the year ending 31st March, 2015 should be filed on or before 31st July, 2015; and

(iii) The annual return for subsequent years as on 31st March every year should be filed on or before 31st July of that year.
4. The following Assets & Liabilities Return forms (both in English and Hindi) are enclosed herewith as indicated below :-

A Declaration to be filed with Return of Assets and Liabilities on First Appointment or as on 31st March, 20……. (Under Section 44 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013.) [Appendix-I of the notification dated 14.07.2014]

B
(a) FORM No. I – Details of Railway servant, his/her spouse and dependent children [Appendix-II of the notification dated 14.07.2014]

(b) Modified FORM No. II – Statement of movable property on first appointment or as on the 31st March, 20……. [Appendix-II of the notification dated 14.07.2014 as modified vide notification dated
26.12.2014]

(c) FORM No. III – Statement of immovable property on first appointment or as on the 31st March, 20……. (e.g. Lands, House, Shops, Other Buildings, etc.) [Appendix-II of the notification dated 14.07.2014]

(d) Modified FORM No. IV – Statement of Debts and Other Liabilities on first appointment or as on the 31st March, 20……. [Appendix-II of the notification dated 14.07.2014 as modified vide notification dated 26.12.2014]
5. Railways etc. may ensure that all officers and staff in their organisation file the said declarations/returns within the prescribed time limits, in the aforementioned forms.
6. Hindi version will follow. Please acknowledge receipt.
DA: As above
(S. Modi)
Dy. Director Estt. (D&A)
Railway Board

PM launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances

PM launches PRAGATI platform for redressal of grievances

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today launched his ambitious multi-purpose and multi-modal platform, PRAGATI, which is aimed at addressing the common man’s grievances and monitoring important programmes and projects.


Speaking on the occasion, Modi said the step is to ensure that governance in India becomes more efficient and responsive as the whole world is now observing India keenly.

PRAGATI, or Pro-Active Governance And Timely Implementation, is a unique integrative and interactive platform.

During the first PRAGATI interaction today, the Prime Minister discussed issues related to unseasonal rain and relief to farmers, public grievances, project implementation, Swachh Bharat and ‘ease of doing business’.

Among the issues discussed were two sets of public grievances of more than 20 people relating to the payment of Employees Provident Fund of private sector and Income Tax refunds, a PMO statement said.

It was noted that all the grievances had been redressed. Also, the intervention through PRAGATI is leading to system improvement so that such grievances do not arise, it said.

Two issues flagged by Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra regarding National Highways and clearance for Navi Mumbai airport, respectively, were also discussed.

Six central government projects involving more than a dozen Union ministries and 13 states were also discussed. It was noted that various actions and permissions relating to the projects were pending for several years.

PTI

Meeting of NFPE leaders with 7th CPC

MEETING OF NFPE LEADERS WITH 7th CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION AT NEW DELHI

A meeting of NFPE Leaders consisting Coms. R.N. Parashar Secretary General , Giriraj Singh , General Secretary-R-III, N. Subramainan General Secretary P-III, R. Seethalaxmi General Secretary P-IV, P. Suresh  General Secretary R-IV , Pranab Bhattacharya General Secretary Admn., T. Satyanarayana General Secretary Postal Accounts, Virendra Tiwari General Secretary AIPSBCOEA, Pandu Ranga Rao General Secretary GDS(NFPE), R. Shivanarayana President P-III, S.K. Bardhan President R-III, S.P. Kulkarni President AIPSBCOEA, Balwinder Singh Treasurer P-III, Manohar Lal  Vice President P-IV, was held with Chairman of 7th CPC Justice A.K. Mathur alongwith Smt. Meena Agrawal , Secretary, Shri Jayanyt Sinha Jt. Secretary , Shri Vivek Rae Member, Shri Y. Shukla, Director, Shri Rajeev Mishra Advisor, Shri Mudit  Mittal Director, at 7th CPC Office Chhatrapati Shivaji Bhawan Qutab Institutional Area , New Delhi.


Com. R.N. Parashar, Secretary General NFPE after welcoming Chairman & other members initiated oral evidence on memorandum submitted by NFPE. He narrated all important points related to Postal, RMS, MMS, Admn, Offices, Postal Accounts, SBCO and GDS issues alongwith Casual Labourers issues. All General Secretaries of NFPE affiliated unions presented their sectional issues very nicely.

The most important thing of this meeting was that Chairman gave a patient hearing on GDS issues. Com. P. Panduranga Rao General Secretary, GDS (NFPE) presented the case of GDS in perfect manner and again submitted a copy of memorandum to Chairman, Hon!ble  Chairman  also gave positive assurances on most of the issues.

Meeting was ended in a very co-ordial environment.

Source: NFPE

Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres from 1st April, 2015: From 7.30 AM to 2.00 PM without a lunch break

Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres from 1st April, 2015: From 7.30 AM to 2.00 PM without a lunch break

No: S.11030/55/2012-CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare


Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110 108
Dated the 24 March, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revised Timings for CGHS Wellness Centres
The undersigned is directed to refer to the OM of even no. dated 26th March, 2013 vide which the revised timings of 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM in the CGHS Wellness Centres were enforced w.e.f. 1st April, 2013. This Ministry has received representations from association of doctors of CGHS (All India G.D.M.O. Association) and other sections of CGHS beneficiaries for change in duty hours/ timings of the Wellness Centres. In this regard, after due consideration, it has been decided to further revise the timings of CGHS Wellness Centres from the current timings of 8.00 AM to 3.00 PM to the revised timings of 7.30 AM to 2.00 PM as per the following details :

1. The CGHS Wellness Centres will be functional from 7.30 AM to 2.00 PM without a lunch break, on a trial basis for three months w.e.f. 1st April, 2015.

2. The CGHS Wellness Centres in New Delhi which are currently functional for 24 hours, will continue to function as usual in shifts.

3. The new timings will be applicable to all CGHS Wellness Centres in all CGHS cities across the country

4. The new timings would also apply to the AYUSH dispensaries / units under CGHS all over the country.

The new timings for CGHS Wellness Centres will be effective from 1st April, 2015 on a trial basis for three months. Further decision in the matter will be taken after considering feedback to this change.

This issues with the approval of Minister of Health and Family Welfare.


Sd/-
[Bindu Tewari]
Director CGHS(P)

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File960.pdf

Grant of Service element to pre-30.08.2006 released Non Regular Officers in Aggravation cases.

Grant of Service element to pre-30.08.2006 released Non Regular Officers in Aggravation cases – Service Element of disability pension in respect of non-regular officers would calculated after taking into account full commissioned service.


No. 16(01)/2012-D (Pen/Pol)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare


New Delhi, the 23rd March, 2015
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: – Grant of Service element to pre-30.08.2006 released Non Regular Officers in Aggravation cases.


Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to Para-2 of this Ministry’s letter No. 1(9)/2006-D(Pen-C) dated 30.08.2006 in which the benefit of service element of disability pension in respect of non-regular officers in aggravation case was allowed only to those who retired on or after the date of issue of letter i.e. 30.08.2006 and past cases were not to be re-opened.

2. In partial modification of above provision, the President is now pleased to decide that in the case of aggravation too, service element of disability pension in respect of non-regular officers would be calculated after taking into account the full commissioned service rendered by them as calculated in the case of Regular Commissioned Officers. As such, they would also be allowed the benefit of revision with effect from 30th August 2006 as allowed to attributable cases as per Government letter under reference. Para 2 of the said letter may be deemed to have been amended to this extent.

3. Terminal gratuity already paid shall be refunded as per existing orders.

4. All other conditions of the impugned letter remain unchanged.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID Note No. 10(10)/2012-Fin/Pen dated 07th October 2014.

6. Hindi version will follow.


Yours faithfully,

(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://www.desw.gov.in/

Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from PA to PS Grade of CSSS-Select List Year 2013-extension-reg

Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from PA to PS Grade of CSSS-Select List Year 2013-extension-reg

REMINDER-I
No.4/9/2014-CS-II(A)Part-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi -110 003,
Dated the 25 th March, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: – Fixation of range of seniority for promotion from PA to PS grade of CSSS- Select List Year 2013-extension- regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments O.M. of even number dated 27.02.2015 on the above mentioned subject The requisite information regarding recommendation of DPC for promotion of eligible PA to PS Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2013(extended) was required to be furnished in the prescribed proforma by 19.03.2015 by the Cadre Units of CSSS.

2, The requisite information from the Cadre Units as per Annexure has not so far been received till date. The non-receipt of this infonnation is delaying the process of finalizing the panel of eligible officers for appointment to PS Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year 2013(extended). The defaulting Cadre Units are requested to furnish the requisite information without further delay.
(Kameshwar Ishra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel.No.24623157
Encl:- as above
To
Under Secretaries incharge of admin in the Concerned Cadre Units.

Source: http://persmin.gov.in/

Reservation Facilities Provided to Senior Citizen and Female Passengers Including Pregnant Women

Reservation Facilities Provided to Senior Citizen and Female Passengers Including Pregnant Women
Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
25-March, 2015

With a view to facilitating provisions of lower berths to senior citizens and female passengers, following facilities are available:-

(i) There is a provision in the computerised Passenger Reservation System (PRS) to allot lower berth automatically to male passengers above the age of 60 years and female passengers above the age of 45 years subject to availability of the same at the time of booking of ticket.

(ii) A combined reservation quota of two lower berths per coach is earmarked in Sleeper, AC 3Tier and AC 2Tier for following category of passengers when travelling alone:
a. Senior citizens;
b. Female passengers 45 years of age and above; and
c. Pregnant women.
(iii) Instructions are also there to assist senior citizens and physically handicapped persons who have been allotted middle/upper berths by allotting them vacant lower berths available in the train by the ticket checking staff on first come first served basis (after making necessary entry in the reservation chart).

(iv) A six berths compartment in Sleeper Class is also earmarked in long distance Mail/Express trains for female passengers.

(v) It has now been decided that:-
· The existing combined quota of two lower berths per coach in Sleeper class earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women (when travelling alone) may be enhanced to four lower berths per coach. There will, however, be no change in this quota being earmarked in 3A and 2A classes.

· The scope of instructions regarding assisting senior citizens and physically handicapped persons in getting lower berths in the train has been expanded to include pregnant women also. Hence, onboard ticket checking staff are now authorised to allot vacant lower berths available in the train to senior citizens, physically handicapped persons and pregnant women (who have been allotted middle/upper berths), on approach, on first come first served basis after making necessary entry in the chart.

· It has also been decided that the existing reservation quota of six berths for female passengers being earmarked in long distance Mail/Express trains should be in the middle of the coach and also to the extent feasible, the senior citizen quota should be earmarked in the middle of the coach.

Advance Reservation Period for Booking Reserved Train Tickets increased from 60 days to 120 days from 1st April 2015

Advance Reservation Period for Booking Reserved Train Tickets increased from 60 days to 120 days from 1st April 2015

Press Information Bureau,
Government of India
Ministry of Railways

25-March, 2015

Advance Reservation Period for Booking Reserved Train Tickets increased from 60 days to 120 days from 1st april 2015

The Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the date of journey). Accordingly, w.e.f. 1st April 2015 the booking in trains from train originating stations will open and remain available for 120 days. For instance, as on 1.4.2015, for trains leaving on 28th July 2015, the reservation can be obtained for journey commencing on all days between 1.4.2015 upto 28.7.2015.

There will, however, be no change in case of certain day time Express trains like Taj Express, Gomti Express, special trains etc, where lower time limits for advance reservations are at present in force. There will also be no change in the case of the limit of 360 days for foreign tourists.

ARREARS WEF 01.01.06 MATTER- JUDGMENT/ ORDER OF THE HSC IN THE SLP- CA CASES IS AS FOLLOWS

ARREARS WEF 01.01.06 MATTER- JUDGMENT/ ORDER OF THE HSC IN THE SLP- CA CASES IS AS FOLLOWS:

IN THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA
CIVIL APPELLATE JURISDICTION
CIVIL APPEAL NO.(S). 8875-8876 OF 2011
UNION OF INDIA & ORS. Appellant(s)
VERSUS
VINOD KUMAR JAIN & ORS. Respondent(s)

WITH
C.A. No.1998 of 2012,
C.A.No.3564 of 2012,
C.A.No.3907 of 2012,
C.A.No.4581 of 2012,
C.A.No.4952 of 2012,
C.A.No.4980 of 2012,
C.A.No.4599 of 2013,
C.A.No.1 of 2015
AND
SLP(C)Nos.36148-36150 of 2013,
SLP(C)No.16780-16782 of 2014 &
SLP(C)No……… of 2015 (CC Nos.16903-16904)

O R D E R

Heard.
Delay condoned.

C.A.Nos.8875-76 of 2011, C.A. No.1998 of 2012, C.A.No.3564 of 2012, C.A.No.3907 of 2012, C.A.No.4581 of 2012, C.A.No.4952 of 2012, C.A.No.4980 of 2012:
We see no reason to interfere with the orders impugned.
The civil appeals are accordingly dismissed.

C.A.No.4599 of 2013, C.A.No.1 of 2015 :

No substantial question of law of general/public importance arises for our consideration in these applications for leave to appeal.

The prayer for leave to appeal is accordingly declined and the applications for leave to appeal dismissed.

SLP(C)Nos.36148-36150 of 2013
SLP(C)No.16780-16782 of 2014 &
SLP(C)Nos………..of 2015 (CC Nos.16903-16904):

We see no reason to interfere with the orders impugned.

The special leave petitions are accordingly dismissed.

Ms. Pinky Anand, learned Additional Solicitor General, however submits that in view of the nature of the controversy as also the extent of financial burden arising out of the implementation of the impugned orders, the petitioners-U.O.I. may be given reasonable time to do the needful. That prayer is not opposed by counsel opposite.

We accordingly grant four months’ time from today to the petitioners to comply with the impugned orders failing which the contempt petitions pending before the Tribunal can be revived by the concerned petitioners and taken to their logical conclusion.

All impleading and intervention applications are also dismissed.
…………………..J
(T.S. THAKUR)
…………………..J
(R. BANUMATHI)
NEW DELHI
DATED 17th March, 2015

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