Thursday, November 5, 2015

Can the 7th Pay Commission recommend the lowering of retirement age for Central Government employees?

Can the 7th Pay Commission recommend the lowering of retirement age for Central Government employees?

“The unconfirmed information says that the 7th Pay Commission is planning to bring about a dramatic change in the retirement age of Central Government employees”.

Yet another news story about the retirement age of Central Government employees surfaced yesterday. The reputed English news website of India Today featured a special article yesterday about the 7th Central Pay Commission. In the article, the 7th Pay Commission is likely to reduce the retirement age to 55 or on the completion of 33 years, whichever comes first.

This has raised the question in the minds of many if the Pay Commission has the authority to recommend the reducing of retirement age.

The Pay Commission has all the authority to present its explanations and recommendations about changes in the retirement age of Central Government employees. But, the Centre has the discretionary powers to either accept or reject the recommendations.

The fifth Pay Commission recommended that the retirement age be increased. Based on the recommendation, the government increased the retirement age from 58 to 60, in May 1998 (Click to view the Dopt Order). The Third Pay Commission also recommended the date of retirement of Central Government employees. The commission recommended that the retirement effect from the afternoon of the last day of the month in which the employee concerned attains the age of superannuation instead of the afternoon of the actual date of his superannuation(Click to view the Dopt Order). But, for now, there’s no confirmed news about the recommendation of reduction in retirement age.

Earlier this year rumors were in circulation that 60 years of age or 33 years of service, then it changed as 58 or 33 years service and now it becomes as 55/33 years. Though many are ready to even accept the changes in retirement age, what is unpalatable for them is the idea of linking the years of service with their age. If a talented employee joins the Central Government services at a very young age, then he is likely to lose up to seven years of service tenure.

All the government employees, especially those above the age of 40, are vehemently opposing the idea. The questions they are putting forth are –


Who are all willing to reduce the retirement age from 60 and why?

Youngsters who are looking for government jobs support the idea of reducing the retirement age. But, the question remains if they will continue to support it once they get the job.

Will the unemployment crisis in the country end if the retirement age is reduced by two years?

Is there any age limit for ministers who handle important responsibilities?

Do politicians have a retirement age from politics?

And so may questions raises in the side of existing workforce.

There is no end to this debate…it continues forever…!

Source: 90paisa.org

Minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13th October, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP)

Minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13th October, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP)
F.No.42/07/2015-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi- 110003
Date:- 5th Nov, 2015
To
All the Pensioners Associations included in SCOVA
vide Resolution dated 25.08.2015

Subject: Minutes of the 27th SCOVA meeting held on 13th October, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS (PP)

Please find enclosed herewith a copy of minutes of the 27’h meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies(SCOVA) held on 13th October, 2015 under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi for your king perusal and necessary action.

Encl: as above
(Sujasha Choudhury)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/
Click to view the order

Income Tax Department issued an Advisory on Phishing, Fraudulent Refund E-mail

Income Tax Department issued an Advisory on Phishing, Fraudulent Refund E-mail

Taxpayers are requested not to respond to any email or any type of communication sent to them requesting them to furnish their personal particulars such as Bank account details, passwords, OTP etc. purported to be from the Income Tax Department.

The Income Tax Department does not seek any such information through email or any other mode of communication from the taxpayers.

If you have received any such fraud mails, kindly do not respond and register a complaint by forwarding the actual phishing email as per procedure and details given in http://www.incometaxindia.gov.in/Pages/report-phishing.aspx

Advisory :
If you receive an e-mail from someone claiming to be the authorized by Income Tax Department or directing you to an Income Tax website:

Do not reply.
Do not open any attachments. Attachments may contain malicious code that will infect your computer.

Do not click on any links. If you clicked on links in a suspicious e-mail or phishing website then do not enter confidential information like bank account, credit card details.

Do not cut and paste the link from the message into your browsers, phishers can make link look like real, but it actually send you to different websites.

Use anti-virus software, anti spyware, and a firewall and keep them updated. Some phishing e-mails contain software that can harm your computer or track your activities on the internet without your knowledge. Anti-virus & Anti-spyware software and firewall can protect you from inadvertently accepting such unwanted files.

Reporting:
 
If you receive an e-mail or find a website you think is pretending to be of Income Tax Department, forward the e-mail or website URL to phishing@incometax.gov.in. A copy may also be forwarded to incident@cert-in.org.in

You may forward the message as received or provide the Internet header of the e-mail. The Internet header has additional information to help us locate the sender.

After you forward the e-mail or header information to us, delete the message.

If you receive a phishing mail not pertaining to the Income Tax Department, forward the same to incident@cert-in.org.in​​​

Authority: https://incometaxindiaefiling.gov.in/

Zone of consideration for inclusion in the Select List of Upper Division Clerks’ Grade of CSCS for the years 2004-2014 against Seniority Quota-regarding.

Zone of consideration for inclusion in the Select List of Upper Division Clerks’ Grade of CSCS for the years 2004-2014 against Seniority Quota-regarding.

REMINDER-I
No. 12/1/2015-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-11 0003
Dated: 4th November, 2015
OFFICE MENORANMUM

Subject: Zone of consideration for inclusion in the Select List of Upper Division Clerks’ Grade of CSCS for the years 2004-2014 against Seniority Quota-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 30.09.2015 on the subject mentioned above and to state that out of 41 cadre units, only two cadre units viz. M/O Environment & Forest and M/O Youth Affairs & Sports have forwarded requisite information till date.

2. The remaining 39 cadre units are requested to forward the requisite information at the earliest latest by 18.11.2015 so that Select List of 2004-2014 of UDC Grade may be finalized.

(RajeSh Sarswat)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel:- 24654020
http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/gudlong.pdf

Raiwlay News: Payment of Cash instead of Food to non-gazetted railway employees

All non-gazetted staff called for breakdown duties are eligible for payment of cash when supply of free food is not possible
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No.134/2015

No.E(P&A)II-2015/F.E.2/2
New Delhi, dated 27.10.2015
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Sub: Payment of cash in lieu of free food, in exceptional circumstances to the non-gazetted staff engaged in Breakdown duties.

Ref:- PNM/ NFIR Item No. 10/2015.
****

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have raised the issue regarding payment of Diet Allowance to staff attending Breakdown duties. The issue was discussed in the PNM Meeting and it has been decided to reiterate the relevant provisions of para 1420 of IREC-II. All non-gazetted staff called for breakdown duties are eligible for supply of free food, departmentally or otherwise, during the period they are engaged in breakdown duties, however where it is not possible to make arrangements for supply of free food, in exceptional circumstances, cash in lieu thereof may be paid to the non-gazetted staff including Gangmen and Trolleymen engaged in breakdown duties, at the rates fixed by the General Manager in consultation with· FA&CAO.

2. Cash compensation in lieu of free food however shall not be admissible to gazetted staff who are called out in connection with .accidents/breakdown.

3. Kindly acknowledge receipt.
( Salim Md. Ahmed )
Deputy Director/E(P&A)II,
Railway Board.

Download Railway Board Order RBE No.134/2015 No.E(P&A)II-2015/F.E.2/2 dated 27.10.2015

Payment on account of Children Education Allowances: Submission of original bills with details for reimbursement

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow – 226002

Circular
No.:-AN/IV/CEA/2015
Date: 02/11/2015
To
The Officer-In-charge,
1. All Sections of MO.
2. All Sub Offices
3. All PAOs

Sub: Payment on account of Children Education Allowances.

During Local Test Audit of vouchers of children education allowance, it is found that the name of child, for whom shoe, books and uniform purchased, were not mentioned in cash memo vouchers. Local Test Audit Team has pointed out the matter and emphasized for making suitable correction.

It is therefore, enjoined upon all concerned to intimate the name of child for whom shoe, books and uniform purchased, may be mentioned in cash memo vouchers.

All the officers/staff may be got aware of the fact for strict compliance.
sd/-
Sr. Accounts Officer (AN-IV)
Authority: http://pcdacc.gov.in/

Eligibility of widowed/ divorced daughter for grant of family pension- clarification regarding

Eligibility of widowed/ divorced daughter for grant of family pension- clarification regarding

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Policy)

Subject: Eligibility of widowed/ divorced daughter for grant of family pension- clarification regarding.

A copy of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare OM No. 1/13/09- P&PW(E) dated 28th April 2011 & 11th September 2013 on the above subject are forwarded herewith for your information and necessary action in the matter.

2. MoD (Fin/Pen) has been consulted

Click to view the order

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