Friday, May 8, 2015

Recruitment in Armed Forces

Recruitment in Armed Forces

There is no proposal under consideration of the Government to introduce reservation for Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes / Other Backward Classes for recruitment in the armed forces. Recruitment in the armed forces is based on merit and is open to all citizens irrespective of class, caste, community, region or religion. Nature of operational and administrative challenges under which the armed forces function precludes reservation for recruitment in the armed forces.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Tapas Paul in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Andhra Pradesh Government has issued GO announcing revised House Rent Allowance sanctioned to the Employees of Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2015. The GO is as follows.

Andhra Pradesh Government has issued GO announcing revised House Rent Allowance sanctioned to the Employees of Andhra Pradesh State Government Employees with effect from 01.01.2015. The GO is as follows.

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT
PUBLIC SERVICES – Revised Pay Scales 2015 – House Rent Allowance (HRA) – Orders– Issued.
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FINANCE (HR.V-PC.I) DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.48                                                                                                                                                Dated: 30 April 2015.
Read the following:
1.  G.O.Ms.No.59, Finance (PC.I) Department, Dated: 11.04.2011
2.  G.O.Ms.No.95, General Administration (Spl.A) Department, Dated: 28.02.2013
3.  G.O.Ms.No.46, Finance (HRM.V-PC) Department, Dated: 30.04.2015.
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ORDER:
In the reference second cited above, the Government of Andhra Pradesh constituted the Tenth Pay Revision Commission (PRC). The PRC, after extensive consultations with the employees’ representatives and due consideration of the pay and allowances of the public servants, has made certain recommendations.
2.        The Government, after due consideration of the recommendations of the PRC, hereby orders the following:
i)     the existing classification of cities, towns and the rates of allowance ordered in G.O. MS. No. 64 dated: 09.03.2010 and G.O.MS.No.59, dated: 11.04.2011 of Finance  (PC-I) Department, shall be retained for the purpose of admissibility of House Rent Allowance as indicated below.
CLASSIFICATION OF CITIES AND TOWNS FOR HRA

Hyderabad and Secunderabad classified as A1 City and areas   falling   within   the   jurisdiction   of   GreaterHyderabad Municipal Corporation 30% of Basic Pay
Ananthapur, Eluru, Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation,  Guntur,  Kadapa,  Kakinada,  Kurnool,Nandyal, Nellore, Ongole, Proddatur,  Rajahmundry, Tirupathi, Vijayawada, Vizianagaram. 20% of Basic Pay
1. Srikakulam 2. Palasa, Kasibugga (Srikakulam Dist.) 3. Parvathipuram 4. Bobbili (Vizianagaram Dist.) 5.
Tuni, 6.Samalkot, 7. Pithapuram 8. Mandapet, 9. Amalapuram (East Godavari Dist.) 10. Tadepalligudem,     11.     Tanuku,     12.Bhimavaram, 13.Narasapur, 14.Palakole (West Godavari Dist.) 15. Jaggaiahpet,         16.         Nuzvid,         17.Gudivada, 18.Machilipatnam   (Krishna   Dist.)   19.   Macherla, 20.Piduguralla,    21.    Tadepalle,    22.    Mangalagiri,23.Sattenapalle,  24.  Vinukonda,  25.  Narasaraopet, 26.Chilakaluripet, 27. Tenali, 28. Ponnur, 29. Bapatla, 30.Repalle (Guntur Dist.) 31. Markapur, 32. Chirala, 33.Kandukur (Prakasam Dist.), 34. Kavali 35. Gudur, 36.Venkatagiri      (Nellore      Dist.)      37.      Badvel,  38.Jammalamadugu,  39.  Pulivendla,  40.  Rayachoti, 41.Rajampet,  (Kadapa  Dist.)  42.  Yemmiganur  43. Adoni, 44. Dhone (Kurnool Dist.), 45. Rayadurg, 46. Guntakal, 47. Tadipatri 48. Dharmavaram, 49. Kadiri, 50. Hindupur (Anantapur Dist.) 51. Srikalahasti, 52. Madanapalli, 53. Nagari, 54. Puttur, 55. Punganur, 56. Chittoor and 57. Palamaner (Chittoor Dist.)
14.5% of basic pay
Other Municipalities 12% of basic Pay

ii)   The above entitlement shall be subject to a ceiling of Rs.20,000 per month for employees working and living in the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. For other places, the ceiling of HRA shall be Rs.15,000.

3.        These orders are applicable to:
i)    Employees of the State Government;
ii)   Employees   of   Local   Bodies   and   Aided   Institutions,   including   Aided Polytechnics, in respect of those drawing pay in regular pay scale in the Revised Pay Scales of 2015; and
iii)  Work-charged establishment in respect of those drawing pay in regular pay scale in the Revised Pay Scales of 2015.

4.        The revised HRA rates being ordered in this Government Order shall not be applicable to the following categories of employees, who shall continue to draw the allowance at the existing rates:
i)     Teachers working in the Universities, affiliated degree colleges both under Government and Aided managements who are drawing pay in the UGC/ ICAR/ AICTE pay Scales;
ii)   Officers of All India Services (AIS);

5.        Separate Orders will be issued in respect of officers of Andhra Pradesh Higher Judicial Services and Andhra Pradesh State Judicial Services. These orders shall not apply to the Police personnel in the rank of Inspectors and below for whom separate orders will be issued by the Home Department.

6.        These orders shall come into force with effect from June 02, 2014. The revised rates of HRA shall be paid in cash along with the salary in the Revised Pay Scales 2015, from the month of April 2015.

7.        The Government will issues necessary amendments to the Andhra Pradesh Public Employment (House Rent Allowance) Rules 1988.

8.        This  Order can be  accessed  at: http://www.aponline.gov.in,http://www.goir.ap.gov.in and http://www.apfinance.gov.in
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)

DR. P.V. RAMESH
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT

Loan for Low Cost Houses

Loan for Low Cost Houses

Reserve Bank of India vide circular DBR.BP.BC.No. 74/08.12.015/2014-15 dated March 5, 2015 on “Housing Loans: Review of Instructions” has allowed banks to add stamp duty, registration and other documentation charges to the cost of the house/dwelling unit for the purpose of calculating Loan to Value (LTV) ratio, in cases where the cost of the house/dwelling unit does not exceed Rs. 10 lakh. This has been done with a view to encourage availability of affordable housing to borrowers from economically.

This was stated by Shri Jayant Sinha, Minister of State in Ministry of Finance in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today.

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CGHS Hospitals/ Dispensaries Functioning for 24 Hrs

CGHS Hospitals/ Dispensaries Functioning for 24 Hrs

The following Wellness Centers/dispensaries under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) in the country are working 24 hours:


1. North Avenue, New Delhi.

2. South Avenue, New Delhi.

3. Telegraph Lane, New Delhi.

4. Dr. Zakir Hussain Road, New Delhi.

5. Timarpur Hospital cum Wellness Centre, New Delhi.

6. Kingsway Camp Hospital cum Wellness Centre, New Delhi.


The Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Shri J P Nadda stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

Source: PIB

Government to consider Institute for impaired hearing: Dr Jitendra

Government to consider Institute for impaired hearing: Dr Jitendra

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr. Jitendra Singh has said here today that the Government will sympathetically consider setting up “Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre” as an independent body for the benefit of those suffering from impaired hearing. He was talking to a delegation of “National Association of the Deaf” (NAD) led by its Secretary, Shri A.S. Narayanan, who requested for withdrawal of the order placing the proposed Indian Sign Language Research & Training Centre under “Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped” (AYJNIHH). They demanded that the proposed autonomous institute for sign language research and training should, instead of being placed under another institute, be managed by concerned experts dealing with hearing impairment as well as by representatives of the Association of the deaf.

Dr. Jitendra Singh gave the deputation a patient hearing and said, the number of persons suffering from hearing impairment in India has gone up in recent years and even though the official census placed their number at 5 million, some of the other surveys have placed their number at much higher figure. In this background, he said, special consideration has to be given to the peculiar requirements of this section of society, so that their talent and aptitudes can be put to the best use and their potential can be exploited in the best possible manner.

Dr. Jitendra Singh said, he has understood the contention expressed by the representatives of NAD that “Ali Yavar Jung National Institute for the Hearing Handicapped” deals more with therapeutic management like cochlear implant, etc., to restore hearing and may not be actually imparting the non-pharmaceutical training like sign language, etc. He would, therefore, take up the issue and try to find a way out, he said.

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Improvement in Railways’ Catering Services

Improvement in Railways’ Catering Services

Improvement of catering services is an on-going process. Steps taken/being taken to further improve the catering services include (i)Third Party Audit of catering services to be conducted at periodic intervals by independent and reputed auditing agencies accredited by NABCB (National Accreditation Board for Certification Bodies) as empanelled by the zonal railways. The parameters for audit include all aspects of catering services like personal hygiene, infrastructure facilities, cleaning and sanitation, food safety, storage facilities, implementation of regulatory, statutory and safety regulations, quality of presentation etc. (ii) Introduction of E-Catering so that passengers can book the food of their choice through internet. (iii) Introduction of Pre-cooked Food (ready to eat) meals of reputed brands to improve the quality, hygiene and to provide variety of options of meals to the passengers. (iv) A centralized Catering Service Monitoring Cell (CSMC) has been set up having a toll free number 1800-111-321 for prompt redressal of the passenger grievances related to the catering activities for real time assistance to travelling public. (iv) Imposition of stringent punitive action including heavy penalties in case of deficiencies in services.

About 17,440 complaints have been reported regarding catering services in Railways during the last three years and current year (i.e. 01.01.2012 to 31.03.2015). Penal action has been taken on the defaulter licensees including termination of contracts in 9 cases and imposition of fines in 5903 cases.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Requirement of Escalators for Multi-Platform Railway Stations

Requirement of Escalators for Multi-Platform Railway Stations

In order to facilitate easy movement of elderly and differently abled passengers, as per the existing guidelines, escalators are being provided at ‘A1’, ‘A’, ‘C’ category stations and stations of tourist importance based on techno commercial feasibility and availability of funds. So far, 244 no. of escalators at 96 stations have been provided. In addition, 400 no. of escalators at 171 stations have been sanctioned.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Railways Shri Manoj Sinha in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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Timely Report of 7th CPC, Merger of 100% DA, Interim Relief, Anomalies of 6th CPC, GDS in 7th CPC, Privatization, Outsourcing, Scrap PFRDA, Ceiling on Compassionate appointments, NAC issues etc: Record Note of meeting by DoPT

Report of 7th CPC in 18 months, Wage Revision w.e.f. 01.01.2014 & in every 5 years, Merger of 100% DA in Basic Pay, Interim Relief for 7th CPC, Settlement of all Anomalies of 6th CPC, GDS in 7th CPC, Amendment in 7th CPC term of reference, Privatization, Outsourcing, Scrap PFRDA, Ceiling on Compassionate appointments, NAC issues etc: Record Note of meeting by DoPT

RECORD NOTE OF THE MEETING HELD ON 25TH FEBRUARY, 2015
A meeting was held on 25th February, 2015 in Conference Room No.190, North Block, New Delhi with the representatives of the Staff Side under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel). A list of participants who attended the meeting is annexed.


2.At the outset, the Chairman welcomed the representatives of the Staff Side and Official Side and expressed his firm belief and conviction that all the issues/demands can be resolved through the consultative process. He also indicated that the next (47th) meeting of the National Council (JCM) is likely to be scheduled soon under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary. Thereafter, the Chairman invited the Leader and Secretary of Staff Side for their opening remarks.

3. Shri M. Raghaviah, Leader of the Staff Side welcomed the new Chairman. He thanked the Chairman and conveyed the appreciation of the Staff Side for convening the meeting. He mentioned that presently JCM is almost defunct which has caused much anguish and frustration. He observed that the basic framework for which Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) has been set up is defeated if meetings are not held and no result oriented interaction takes place. He complained that even issues agreed upon do not result in appropriate orders being issued by the Government and cogent replies are not given in case of rejection of proposal.

4.While thanking the Chairman, the Secretary Staff side, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, stated the anguish of the Central Government Employees about communication deadlock. He also mentioned that no dialogue policy of the Official Side has left the Staff Side with no option except to agitate the issue. He further mentioned that no date has been fixed for National Anomaly Committee and that no meeting of the National Council has been fixed till date.

All the above shows that the government does not want to resolve the problems of the Central Government Employees in a peaceful manner and this is the reason that all the constituents of National Council JCM had decided for sustained struggle with massive demonstration before the Parliament on 28th April. He further hoped that, the Government will take a note and will resolve the issues raised in their Declaration.

5.It was also pointed out by other Members from Staff Side that many anomalies of 6th CPC have not been resolved and since 7th CPC has been constituted, this has become an excuse to keep the anomalies pending as they stand referred to the 7th CPC. I confrontation is to be avoided, the legitimate demands should be settled and action taken on agreed area like stepping up of pay in the matter of pay fixation anomaly. They pointed out that since meetings of the JCM are not held regularly, it gives the impression that the government is not interested to settle the issues positively and the JCM is being treated casually. This is a painful situation as even Departmental Council meetings are not taking place which leads to plethora of litigations. It was also brought out that a Memorandum was submitted earlier by Staff Side for merger of DA and interim relief in view of the erosion of the value of rupees and cost hike. Thereafter, the issues as per the Charter of Demands were taken up for discussion.

1.Effect wage revision of Central Government employees from 1.1.2014 accepting the memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report with the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include Grameen Dak Sewaks with the ambit of the 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

The Staff side stated that a memorandum was submitted to 7th CPC for merger of DA and Interim Relief, and the Commission has forwarded the same to the government. Now, the government must take a decision on the memorandum itself or amend the terms of reference to enable the CPC to make their recommendations on the twin issues. Staff Side also pointed out that there was no laid down periodicity rule setting up of Pay Commissions but by convention it has been done after every ten years. The Staff Side stated that the wage revision must be made every five years as is the case in the Banking and Insurance Sector and other Public Sector Undertakings. With regard to the 7th CPC recommendations, the staff side wanted these to be given effect from 01.01.2014.

Regarding Grameen Dak Sewaks, the staff side wanted the Government to amend the terms of reference of 7th CPC to include Gramen Dak Sewaks as a category of employees as the Supreme Court has declared them as holders of civil post.

It was also submitted by the Staff Side that Interim relief is not part of the TOR of CPC. However, it can be made as part of the TOR even now by the government. Staff Side was of the view that the Interim Relief should not be linked to the delay in the submission of the report by the CPC but should be construed as necessary in view of the erosion of the real value of wages on account of inflation. This was noted by the Chairman.

2.No privatization, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatization of postal services;


The Staff Side shown its concern on silence of the Government of India on their demand for trans discussion on FDI and PPP. Staff Side vehemently opposed 100% FDI in the Railways and 49% FDI in Defense Establishment. The Staff was advised to meet and discuss the issue with the concerned departments.

3. Non-resolving of the issues as referred by the Ministry of Railways to MoF(Exp.)

With regard to the demand for setting the anomalies of 6th CPC, the staff side submitted that the Ministry of Railways had sent certain proposals to the Department of Expenditure on which no action has been taken till date. The Grade pay based MACP has created administrative and other problems in Railways and they added that there was no cadre with the grade pay of Rs.2000 in Railways. The staff side also pointed out that the decision to hold the meeting of the NAC has not been honoured so far. The Official Side stated that the proposals of the Ministry of Railways will be sorted out between Railway Board and Department of Expenditure. The Staff Side further stated that there are several items in the NAC pending settlement. Some agenda items have not been subjected to discussion even once. The Chairman agreed to convene the meeting of NAC shortly.

4. No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.


Regarding ban on recruitment, the Official side stated that there is no ban on recruitment. They further stated that with regard to ban on creation of posts, exceptions are made for operational needs.

5. Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.


The Staff Side submitted that the Supreme Court had declared pension as one of the fundamental rights. The Government should, therefore, retrace from its avowed position, which is detrimental to the interest of the employees and ensure that the employees recruited after 1.1.2004 is covered by the existing statutory defined benefit scheme and rescind the PFRDA Act.The recent decision of the Cabinet to allow FDI in pension fund operations has made the real intent of the PFRDA Act unambiguously clear. The FDI will facilitate the mutual fund operators to invest the funds outside India. It is clear that the decision behind the contributory pension scheme was the pressure imposed on Government and taken without consulting Staff Side and therefore it is to be opposed at all cost and with vehemence. The Govt. should not go ahead with its intention of induction of FDI in pension fund companies. The Staff Side demanded to (i) restore the old pension scheme. (ii) abolish PFRDA and amend the New Pension Scheme. The proposal from the Ministry of Railways regarding replacement of National Pension scheme (NPS) with Old Pension Scheme was sent to Ministry of Finance on 29.0.2014, which needs to be agreed to. The Department of Financial Services gave details on the scheme, asserting the comparative benefits of the contributory pension scheme, Reacting the presentation, the staff side requested that official side to make the contributory pension scheme optional and the employees might opt for the same if the new scheme is beneficial as presented by the official side. It was decided that the staff side will discuss the issue with the Department of Financial Services further.

6.No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularize the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices;

Staff Side demanded that due to the ban on creation of posts and recruitment of personnel continuing for a very long period, there was consequent strain on the existing workers and many Departmental heads had to recruit personnel on daily rated basis or as casual workers. Thus, almost 25% of the present work force in Governmental organizations are casual workers deployed to do the permanent and perennial nature of jobs, contrary to the prohibition of such unfair labour practices by the law of the land. In fifties and sixties, even the casual workers who had been employed to do the casual and non perennial jobs used to get priority for regular employment as and when vacancy for such permanent recruitment arises. Thousands of persons are now recruited as casual workers and kept as such for years together. As per information now made available on the floor of the Parliament, the number of contract workers engaged by various public sector undertakings and Governmental organizations is very large. They are paid pittance of a salary with no benefits like provident fund, DA and other compensatory allowances etc. In order to ensure that they do not get the benefit of regularization, these workers are technically discharged for a few days to be employed afresh again. The modus operandi differs from one department to another.

Staff Side demanded that privatization and corporatization must not be allowed. It was informed by official side that the meeting in the Departments of (Railways & Postal) have taken place in this matter and dialogue is continuing.

Regarding Printing Press, representative of Ministry of Urban Development stated that it was looking into it in a holistic manner and no final decision has yet been taken on privatization of printing presses.

The Ministry of Health representative said that there was no plans to close the Medical Stores Depots. A Society was being floated for better supplies of medicines. It was decided that Staff Side will have a meeting with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare/Ministry of Urban Development separately.

7.Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees (CGEs).

This issues was not discussed.

8.Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

The Staff Side has submitted that on the plea of a Supreme Court directive, Government introduced a 5% ceiling on the compassionate appointments. When the matter was taken up by the Staff side in the National Council the Govt. was not able to produce any such direction of the Supreme Court. Despite that, the official side refused to withdraw the said instructions limiting the appointments to 5% of the available vacancies. In one of the National Council meetings, presided over by the Cabinet Secretary solemn assurance was given to the Staff Side that the issue will be revisited in the light of the discussion, but nothing happened thereafter.It is pertinent to mention in this connection that the compassionate appointments in the Railways continue to be operated without any such ceiling. In the Department of Posts hundreds of candidates selected by Selection Committee were denied jobs. Some candidates approached the Court and obtained favorable order. But the Court detective was made applicable to only those who approached the Court. Such an assurance is being breached by the provisions of limiting such appointments to 5% of vacancies therefore must be done away with.

It was agreed that DoPT will revisit the issue.

9.Other issues were deferred for next meeting.

10. It was agreed that the pending issues on the National Anomaly Committee would also be discussed further. In the case of MACP issues, Ministry of Railways would be requested to respond to the same in consultation with DoPT and Department of Expenditure. As regards, the issue relating to stepping up of pay Department of Expenditure would be requested to respond to the issue.

11.Staff Side Members from the Ministry of Defence flagged the following issues for reconsideration by DoPT:-

(i) As per provisions of CCS(RP) Rules, 2008, merger of unskilled and Semi-skilled in the Workshop Staff has taken effect from 01.01.2006. Accordingly, as per DoPT guidelines, ACP granted to the labourers (Unskilled and Semi-skilled) of Ministry of Defence may be reviewed, for which an exemption of trade test is required. The MoD recommended the case of DoPT for their approval, however, DoPT has rejected the case on the plea that the ACP, already granted, need not be reviewed since merger of the Unskilled and Semi-skilled has taken place from 01.09.2008.

(ii) Defence Civilian Employees are always paid a higher rate of Risk Allowance when compared to other Central Government Employees since they are working in highly hazardous and risky jobs. Risk Allowance rate of Defence Civilian Employees may be revised to 6th CPC pay scales.

(iii) CAT, Principal Bench and also Supreme Court have ruled that Night Duty Allowance of Defence Civilian Employees may be revised in 6th CPC pay scales. However, judgments are not implemented.
ANNEXURE
List of Participants in the Meeting held on 25.02.2015 at 2.30 P.M. in Room No.190, North Block

CHAIRPERSON
Shri Sanjay Kothari
Secretary (Personnel)

OFFICIAL SIDESTAFF SIDE
Shri A.G. Mathew, JS(Pers)
Department of Expenditure
Shri M. Raghavaiah, Leader
Ms Snehlata Shrivastava, Addl.
Secy, D/o Financial Services
Shri S.G. Mishra, Secretary
Shri Neeraj Mandloi, JS(UD)Shri Rakhal Das Gupta, Member
M. Akhtar, Add. Member, Railway BoardShri Guman Singh, Member
Shri N.S. Kang. AS&DG,CGHS
Ministry of Health & FW
Shri C. Srikumar, Member
Shri Dheeraj Kumar, JS,
Ministry of Labour & Employment
Shri K.K.N. Kutty, Member
Shri Sharda Prasad, Dy. Secy.
Department of Defence Production
Shri Ch. Sankara Rao,  Member
Shri Anju Nigam,DDG(SR&M)
D/o Posts
Shri R.P. Bhatnagar, Member
Madhavi Das, ED, PFRDAShri R. Srinivasan, Member
 Shri J.R. Bhosle, Member
 Shri M.S.Raja, Member
 Shri M.Krishnan, Member

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/Meeting-25022015.pdf]

CSD Canteen: Monetary limits for All Ranks wef from 01 Jun 2015 for Purchase of CSD Stores

CSD Canteen: Monetary limits for All Ranks wef from 01 Jun 2015 for Purchase of CSD Stores


Integrated HO of MOD (Army)
Quartermaster General‘s Branch
Dy Dte Gen Canteen Services
Army Headquarters,
Room No, 14A, L-1 Block,
Church Road New Delhi-110001

No. 96027/O/DDGCS/SOP
16 Apr 2015

MONETARY LIMITS FOR ALL RANKS FOR PURCHASE OF CSD STORES

1. With effect from 01 Jun 2015, the purchase limits for grocery stores from CSD can be as under.-

S No Rank/Cat Monthly Limit (Value items below Rs. 750/- per item
(A)
Liquor Card
(B)
Total
(A+B)
Annual Limit (AFD Items value of items above Rs.750/- per items)
(a) Offrs & eqvl Rs.11000/- Rs.2500/- Rs.13500/- Rs.100000/-
(b) JCO granted Hony Commission & eqvl Rs.11000/- Rs.2500/- Rs.13500/- Rs.100000/-
(c) JCOs & eqvl Rs.8000/- Rs.2500/- Rs.105000/- Rs.75000/-
(d) OR & eqvl Rs.5500/- Rs.2500/- Rs.8000/- Rs.55000/-
(e) Def Civ PB 3&$ Rs.11000/- NA Rs.11000/- Rs.100000/-
(f) Def Civ PB 2 Rs.8000/- NA Rs.8000/- Rs.75000/-
(g) Def Civ PB 1 Rs.5500/- NA Rs.5500/- Rs.55000/-

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2. AFD items valued more than Rs. 750/- per item are automatically counted in the annual limit. Local restrictions on lower monetary limits on grocery may be laid down by the canteen management purely for inventory management/ administrative reasons.
3. Unit Run Canteens management will ensure attractive items are sold as on required besis and not in excess quantity. Strict watch be maintained on sale of Items where there is a large difference in CSD and market rates as suitcases, watches, pressure cookers, fans and other attractive loiletry and cosmetic items.  Profile of customers be strictly watched for spending beyond means.
Source: http://ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in/2015/05/csd-purchase-limits-wef-1615-and-csd.html

CSD Canteen: Review of entitlement of Four Wheeler

CSD Canteen: Review of entitlement of Four Wheeler:-

Integrated HQ of MOD (Army)
Quartermaster General's Branch
Dy Dte Gen Canteen Services
Army Headquaners

Room No 14A. L-1 Block,
Church Road. New Delhi 110001
 No. 95286/SG/Q/DDGCS
29 Apr 2015
 REVIEW OF ENTITLEMENT OF FOUR WHELERS

1 With immediate effect from. the entitlement of Four Wheelers will be as under.-

S NoCatCubic CapacityFrequency
(a)Officers (Incl Retd)Upto 3000 ccOnce in Four Years
(b)JCO granted Honorary Commission & Equivalent (Incl Retd)Upto 2500 ccOnce in Seven Years
(c)JCO & equivalent (Incl Retd)Upto 2000 ccOnce in Service & Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchase of Two Cars to be Ten years.
(d)OR & Equivalent (Incl Retd)Upto 1800 ccOnce in Service & Once after Retirement. First Car after ten years of Service. Gap between purchase of Two Cars to be ten years
(e)Civ Officers of MoD paid out of Defence Estimates and Officers of CSD (Grade Pay Rs.6600/- and above)Upto 3000 ccOnce in Four Years

The categories of personnel who are entitled to purchase four wheelers will be as laid down in AO 2/2006/QMG
csd+car+entitlement

Source: http://ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in/2015/05/csd-purchase-limits-wef-1615-and-csd.html

Dopt published record note of NC JCM meeting held on 25.2.2015

Dopt published record note of NC JCM meeting held on 25.2.2015

Dopt issued the outcome of meeting held on 25.2.2015 between Staff Side and the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel). Click the link given below to read the complete minutes of the meeting…

MINUTES OF NATIONAL COUNCIL JCM MEETING HELD ON 25.2.2015

Highlights of the meeting :


The Chairman indicated that the next 47th National Council Meeting (JCM) is likely to be scheduled soon under the Charimanship of Cabinet Secretary.

Shri M. Raghaviah, Leader of the Staff Side mentioned that presently JCM is almost defunct which has caused much anguish and frustration. He observed that the basic framework for which Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) has been set up is defeated if meetings are not held and no result oriented interaction takes place.

Secretary Staff side, Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra, stated the anguish of the Central Government Employees about communication deadlock. He further mentioned that no date has been fixed for National
Anomaly Committee and that no meeting of the National Council has been fixed till date.
Other members from Staff Side that many anomalies of 6th CPC have not been resolved and since 7th CPC has been constituted, this has become an excuse to keep the anomalies pending as they stand referred to the 7th CPC.

Memorandum was submitted earlier by Staff Side for merger of DA and interim relief in view of the erosion of the value of rupees and cost hike.

1. Effect wage revision of Central Government employees from 1.1.2014 accepting the memorandum of the staff side JCM; ensure 5- year wage revision in future; grant interim relief and merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report with the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC. Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2. No privatization, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatization of postal services

3. Non-resolving of the issues as referred by the Ministry of Railways to MoF (Exp.)

4. No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

5. Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

6. No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatization of governmental functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularize the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices

7. Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the Central Government Employees (CGEs).

8. Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

9. Other issues were deferred for next meeting.

10. Pending issues on the National Anomaly Committee

11. Staff Side Members from the Ministry of Defence flagged the following issues for reconsideration by DoPT.

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