Tuesday, July 31, 2018

AICPIN for the month of June 2018

AICPIN for the month of June 2018

No. 5/1/2018-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
CLEREMONT, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 31st July, 2018
Press Release
Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-1W) - June, 2018

The All-India CPI-1W for June, 2018 increased by 2 points and pegged at 291 (two hundred and ninety one). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.69 per cent between May, 2018 and June, 2018 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.72 per cent between the corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.86 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Fish Fresh, Eggs (Hen), Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, French Bean, Gourd, Potato, Tomato, Sugar, Electricity Charges, Doctor's Fee. Medicine (Allopathic), Sercondary School Fee, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Groundnut Oil, Banana, Coconut, Lemon, Mango (Ripe), Parval, Primary School Fee, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood at 3.93 per cent for June, 2018 as compared to 3.96 per cent for the previous month and 1.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 0.97 per cent against 1.66 per cent of the previous month and (-) 1.28 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Quilon reported the maximum increase of 10 points followed by Jharia (7 points) and Rourkela (6 points). Among others, 5 points increase was observed in 4 centres, 4 points in 10 centres, 3 points in 12 centres, 2 points in 16 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Darjeeling recorded a maximum decrease of 2 points followed by Hyderabad with 1 point. Rest of the 13 centres' indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above All-India Index and 39 centres' indices are below national average. The indices of Jalandhar and Jabalpur centres remained at par with All-India Index.
The next issue of CPI-1W for the month of July, 2018 will be released on Friday, 31st August, 2018. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

(AMRIFLAL JANGID)
DEPUTY DIRECTOR

7th Pay Commission Report - LOK SABHA

7th Pay Commission Report, Burden On Finance/Exchequer, Productivity Linked Pay Hike And Any Alternative Of Future Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1652
ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018

Pay Commission Reports
RAJENDRA AGRAWAL
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the reports of successive Pay Commissions have been increasing the burden on Government finances/exchequer in partially accepting their recommendations for increase in wages and if so, the details thereof;

(b) whether the last Pay Commission has suggested productivity linked pay hike to the deserving employees to eliminate below average or mediocre performance and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether such periodic hikes in wages resulting from Pay Commission recommendations trigger similar demands from the State Government/public utility employees, imposing burden on already strained State finances and if so, the details thereof; and

(d) whether the Government is considering an alternative for increasing the salaries and allowances of Central Government employees and pensioners in future instead of forming Pay Commission and if so, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)

(a) The financial impact of the recommendations of the Central Pay Commission, as accepted by the Government, is normally pronounced in the initial year and gradually it tapers off as the growth in the economy picks up and fiscal space is widened. While implementing the recommendations of the last Central Pay Commission, i.e., the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the Government staggered its implementation in two financial years. While the recommendations on pay and pension were implemented with effect from 01.01.2016, the recommendations in respect of allowances after an examination by a Committee have been implemented with effect from 01.07.2017. This has moderated the financial impact of the recommendations. Moreover, unlike the previous 6th Pay Commission, which entailed substantial impact on account of arrears, the impact in the year 2016-17 on account of element of arrears of revised pay and pension on the present occasion of the 7th Central Pay Commission pertained to only 2 months of the previous financial year of 2015-16.

(b) The Seventh Central Pay Commission in Para 5.1.46 of its Report proposed withholding of annual increment in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the benchmark either for Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) or regular promotion within the first 20 years of their service.

(c) The service conditions of employees of State Governments fall within the exclusive domain of the respective State Governments who are federally independent of the Central Government. Therefore, the concerned State Governments have to independently take a view in the matter.

(d) No such proposal is under consideration of the Government.

Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.com/

Expected DA From July 2018 : Expected DA would be only 2 % ?

Expected DA From July 2018 : AICPIN : Expected DA would be only 2 % ?
AICPIN for June 2018 is expected today, there won't be any major changes in the AICPIN (One Or Two Points) Value, so the expected DA would be only 2 %
MonthAICPIN DA%
Jun-172805.94
Jul-172856.1
Aug-172856.32
Sep-172856.57
Oct-172876.86
Nov-172887.21
Dec-172867.56
Jan-182888.01
Feb-182878.42
Mar-182878.81
Apr-182889.16
May-182899.51
Jun-182919.86

GDS meeting held at Dak Bhawan

GDS meeting held at Dak Bhawan

GDS

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAK UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION - GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL  UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS(NUGDS)
Dated: 31 July 2018
Today meeting held in Dak Bhawan at 11.00am

Meeting conducted under the Chairmanship of DG (Posts), Member (P), DDG (Estt.), DDG (SR & Legal), ADG (Estt), ADG (GDS) and other officers of the department attended.

Union Side: All three General Secretaries and other representatives, General Secretary, NAPE attended.
Detailed discussion held between Administration and Union Representatives on the basis of JCA memorandum, major issues viz., date of implementation of new scales, payment of arrears, gratuity, financial upgradation, leave etc.,

Department categorically replied that in case of financial implication issues like date of implementation of new scales, arrears formula as already cleared by Cabinet and it can not be reopened. Regarding all other issues viz., Leave, Children Education Allowance, GIS, Transfer, ESI facility, SDBS, Financial upgradation etc will be considered positively and orders will be issued as early as possible.

But union representatives expressed their resentment and deep concern over the date of implementation of new scales, arrears payment formula and strongly demanded for reconsideration.

Department proposed the unions to submit a detailed note on all the issues raised in the meeting for further consideration at appropriate level.

The General Secretaries of GDS Unions discussed over the today's meeting and decided to submit a detailed note soon. Further decided to meet again to decide further course of programme of action seriously.

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU

P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS

P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS
Source : http://ruralpostalemployees.blogspot.com

Holding of Pension Adalats on 18th September 2018

Holding of Pension Adalats on 18th September, 2018: CGA to all Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
O/o Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
Block-E, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi.
NO.CDN/MF-CGA/Misc/2018/244
Dated 30 July, 2018
Office Memorandum
Subject: Holding of Pension Adalats on 18th September, 2018

The undersigned is directed to refer to D.O letter No. 42/11/2018-P&PW(G) dated 1ot July, 2018 from Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions to the Secretaries of all Ministries/Departments with a appeal to hold Pension Adalats on September 18, 2018 with a objective of prompt and quick redressal of pensioners’ grievances. A copy of DO letter which is self explanatory is enclosed.

2. It is needless to mention that Pay and Accounts offices and Central Pension Accounting Office have a pivotal role in pension related matters, by organising pension adalats grievances of the pensioners can be minimised.

Therefore, all the Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs (with independent charges) and Chief Controller ( P) are requested to extend wide publicity for Pension Adalat and suitably instruct their field PAOS/RPAOs/ZAOS to hold Pension Adalat on September 18, 2018.

3. Outcome of the Pension Adalats organised by your Ministry/Department may be intimated in the enclosed proforma.

Encl: as above
Sd/-
(Bhaskar Verma)
Joint. Controller General of Accounts

Duty allowance of Home Guards

Pay and allowances of Home Guards should not be less than minimum wages

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-879
ANSWERED ON-25.07.2018

Duty allowance of Home Guards

879 . Shri Motilal Vora

(a) whether it is a fact that Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs has shown its displeasure over duty allowances of Home Guards in various States and Union Territories, which is less than minimum wages;

(b) the guidelines of Supreme Court in respect of duty allowances of Home Guards and the reasons for not implementing them in Union Territories till now; and

(c) whether Government would again take up the issue of implementing it in those States where it has not been implemented?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)


(a) to (c): The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in its 201st Report has shown its displeasure over the non-implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Order regarding payment of duty allowances to the Home Guards by the States.

The Hon'ble Supreme Court in the Civil Appeal No. 2759 of 2015, vide order dated March 11, 2015, directed that the State Government should pay Home Guards at such rates, total of which 30 days ( a month) come to minimum of pay to which the police personnel of States are entitled. It is expected that the State Government shall pass appropriate orders in terms of aforesaid observation on an early date.

Home Guards is a State/UT subject. Pay and allowances of Home Guards are governed by the Home Guards Acts and Rules of the respective States/UTs. Directorate General (Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards), Ministry of Home Affairs vide letters dated 4th June 2015, 16th September 2016, 6th March, 2017, 24th April, 2017 and 11th April, 2018 have requested all the States/UTs to implement the aforementioned decision of the Hon'ble Supreme Court. Further, the Ministry of Home Affairs vide letters dated 4th May, 2018 and 18th July, 2018 has also requested the States/UTs to implement the same.

Source: http://164.100.158.235/question/annex/246/Au879.pdf

Monday, July 30, 2018

Procedure for Direct Recruitment in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix)

Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) - Procedure-regarding

RBE No. 102/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(NG)II/2008/RR-I/33 (3010339)
RBE No. 102/2018
New Delhi, dated 18.07.2018
The General Manager (P),
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Direct recruitment from open market in Level-1 (7th CPC pay matrix) - Procedure-regarding.

The non-materialization of full panel despite all out efforts made by the Railway recruiting agencies has been engaging the attention of the Board. Accordingly, the procedure for recruitment from open market in Level-1 was reviewed and following decisions taken with respect to different instructions issued from time to time:-

i) Para I (ii) of instructions contained under RBE No. 138/2014 dated 10.12.2014 lays down that "the number of candidates called for Physical Efficiency Test (PET) should be 02 (two) times the number vacancies".

In modification of above, the number of candidates to be called for PET should now be 03 (three) times the number notified vacancies.

ii) Para 3 of instructions contained in RBE No. 73/2008 dated 17.06.2008 lays down that "the number of candidates called for Document Verification (DV) shall be 20% over & above the number of vacancies".
In modification of above, henceforth, the number of candidates to be called for DV shall be twice the number of notified vacancies.

iii) Para 2 of instructions contained in RBE No. 06/2014 dated 10.01.2014 stipulates that "no replacement panels are to be given against non-joining of selected candidates".

In modification of the above, it has been decided that the panel will now be formed to the extent of the notified vacancies with a standby panel of 50% of the notified vacancies. In case the main panel plus stand-by is also exhausted and still there is a shortfall vis-a-vis notified vacancies, the recruiting agency may further go down in the list of candidates which meet the requirement of minimum qualifying marks in their respective community for conducting PET(If needed) and DV/ME to the extent of shortfall community-wise. This may be done till the demand from the concerned Railway administration w.r.t indent placed and vacancies notified is fully met. These provisions shall be subject to currency of the panel.

2. The above guidelines will also be applicable to recruitment notification published under centralized Employment Notice No. 02/2018, issued by Railway Recruitment Boards.

Please acknowledge receipt.
sd/-
(Neeraj Kumar)
Dir. Estt.(N)-II
Railway Board
Source: AIRF

7th CPC PAY MATRIX TABLE
LEVEL 1 TO 5 (GRADE PAY 1800 TO 2800)
PB-1 (5200-20200)
Grade Pay 1800 1900 2000 2400 2800
Level 1 2 3 4 5
1 18000 19900 21700 25500 29200
2 18500 20500 22400 26300 30100
3 19100 21100 23100 27100 31000
4 19700 21700 23800 27900 31900
5 20300 22400 24500 28700 32900
6 20900 23100 25200 29600 33900
7 21500 23800 26000 30500 34900
8 22100 24500 26800 31400 35900
9 22800 25200 27600 32300 37000
10 23500 26000 28400 33300 38100
11 24200 26800 29300 34300 39200
12 24900 27600 30200 35300 40400
13 25600 28400 31100 36400 41600
14 26400 29300 32000 37500 42800
15 27200 30200 33000 38600 44100
16 28000 31100 34000 39800 45400
17 28800 32000 35000 41000 46800
18 29700 33000 36100 42200 48200
19 30600 34000 37200 43500 49600
20 31500 35000 38300 44800 51100
21 32400 36100 39400 46100 52600
22 33400 37200 40600 47500 54200
23 34400 38300 41800 48900 55800
24 35400 39400 43100 50400 57500
25 36500 40600 44400 51900 59200
26 37600 41800 45700 53500 61000
27 38700 43100 47100 55100 62800
28 39900 44400 48500 56800 64700
29 41100 45700 50000 58500 66600
30 42300 47100 51500 60300 68600
31 43600 48500 53000 62100 70700
32 44900 50000 54600 64000 72800
33 46200 51500 56200 65900 75000
34 47600 53000 57900 67900 77300
35 49000 54600 59600 69900 79600
36 50500 56200 61400 72000 82000
37 52000 57900 63200 74200 84500
38 53600 59600 65100 76400 87000
39 55200 61400 67100 78700 89600
40 56900 63200 69100 81100 92300

NFIR: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff

Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff

No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX
Dated: 19/07/2018
Shri Ashwani Lohani,
Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,
Sub: Revision of Kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff - Summary Record note of discussions held on 04th and 05th January 2018 and meeting held between the Board (MS, FC, DG/P) and Federations on 10th March, 2018.

Ref: (i) Railway Board's file No. E (P&A) II/2013/Rs-14.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part IX dated 12/01/2018 & 07/02/2018 to Secretary, Railway Board, copy endorsed to EDPC-I and ED (IR), Railway Board.
(iii) NFIR's letter No. IV/RSAC/Conf./Part. IX dated 16/04/2018 addressed to CRB & copy enclosed to MS, FC, DG(P) etc.

During discussions on some important staff issues on 06th June, 2018 and thereafter, you have assured that the Railway Board would revise the kilometrage rates and other Allowances of Running Staff satisfactorily very soon, taking into account the NFIR's proposal seeking revision at Rs. 648.

In this connection, I request you to kindly appreciate that the abnormal delay in obtaining the concurrence of Ministry of Finance for revision of kilometrage allowance rates has been causing disappointment among Running Staff. I further bring to your kind notice that while revision of various Allowances has already been granted from 1st July, 2017, this particular case of revision of kilometrage rates for Running Staff is continued to remain pending even after lapse of one year.

I therefore, request you to kindly intervene to see that concurrence of Ministry of Finance is obtained at the earliest for revising the kilometrage rates of Running Staff with retrospective effect. A line in reply is solicited.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Grave injustice done by successive Pay Commission to the category of Junior Engineers and Senior Engineers in Railways-growing dissatisfaction, discontentment and frustration among Technical Supervisors - kind intervention requested

Pay Matrix Level 8 to JE

NFIR

Pay Matrix Level 8 to JE/CMA/DMS/JE(IT) in Railways

No. IV/NFIR/ 7 CPC (Imp)/2017/R.B. Part II
Dated: 23/07/2018
Shri Piyush Goyal,
Hon'ble Minister of Railways,
Rail Mantralaya,
New Delhi.

Dear Shri Goyal Sahib,

Sub: Grave injustice done by successive Pay Commission to the category of Junior Engineers and Senior Engineers in Railways-growing dissatisfaction, discontentment and frustration among Technical Supervisors - kind intervention requested.

Ref: (i) Hon'ble MR's D.O. letter No. PC-VII/2015/R-U/9 dated 20/04/2017 to Hon'ble Finance Minister.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC (Imp) /2017/R.B.- Part II dated 19/02/2018 to CRB and copy endorsed to MS. MF, FC, DG(P) etc.
(iii) NFIR's PNM File No. 03/2018 and 10/2018.

NFIR has been pursuing the case of Graduate Engineers/Diploma Engineers and Supervisory Officials working in different Departments since several years at the level of Railway Ministry for rectifying the imbalances in their pay structure to ensure justice to these Supervisory Officials who have been let down not only by the previous Pay Commissions but also by the Railway Board.

Pursuant to NFIR's follow up action through PNM fora (Agenda Item No. 03/2018 & 10/2018), the Railway Board through Action Taken Statement dated 10th May, 2018 has conveyed that the proposal regarding upgradation of 75% of Senior Supervisors from Level 7 (erstwhile GP 4600) to Level-8 (erstwhile GP 4800), to bring parity has already been sent to the Ministry of Finance and Hon’ble MR has also sent D.O. letter dated 20th April, 2017 to the Hon'ble Finance Minister seeking approval. The Railway Board has also informed the Federation that a meeting also been held with the Officials of Finance Ministry on 21st February, 2018 and action on hand for obtaining clearance.

NFIR brings to the kind notice of the Hon'ble MR that despite D.O letter of Hon'ble MR vide letter dated 20th April, 2017and discussions held by the Railway Ministry with Ministry of Finance on 21/02/2018, approval of Ministry of Finance has not yet been received. Hon'ble MR may kindly appreciate that in this case the Railway Ministry conceded that grave injustice has been meted out to Graduate Engineers, Diploma Engineers and Supervisory Officials in the Railway resultantly approached the Ministry of Finance to approve for upgradation of 75% posts of erstwhile GP 4600/Level-7 to erstwhile GP 4800/Pay Level-8.

Hon'ble MR may kindly appreciate that on this issue, there was an agreement between the full Board and the Federations for total replacement of GP 4600 (6th CPC)/Pay Level-7 of 7th CPC with GP 4800 (6th CPC)/Pay Level-8 of 7th CPC but sadly, the agreement has not been implemented till date.

NFIR, therefore seeks your kind intervention for the purpose of obtaining approval of the Ministry of Finance for upgradation of posts to GP 4800/- (Pay Level-8) without further delay.
With regards,

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

Comprehensive transfer policy - Exemption from 5 years service condition - NFIR

Comprehensive transfer policy - Exemption from 5 years service condition - NFIR

NFIR

No.II/14/2018
Dated: 23/07/2018
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi
Dear Sir,

Sub: Comprehensive transfer policy - exemption from 5 years service condition - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 18/2016 and ATS given to Federation on 10th May 2018 during NFIR’s PNM meeting with the Railway Board.
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. E (NG)I-2005/TR/20 dated 10/02/2017.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VII dated 21st Feb, 2017, 23/02/2017 and 12/04/2017.
(iv) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VIII dated 15/05/2017 & 04/12/2017.
(v) Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I-2015/TR/20 dated 17/01/2017.
(vi) NFIR’s letter No. II/14/Part VIII dated 30/01/2018.

Federation is disappointed to note that despite justification given by the NFIR time and again to the Railway Board at the highest level (Hon’ble MR & CRB), instructions for relaxation from the minimum service condition in the case of re-employed former Defence Forces Personnel to facilitate them to reach their places on inter railway transfer have not been issued. Federation feels sad to mention that through the Action Taken Statement provided during NFIR’s PNM meeting conveys as follows.

"Necessary instructions have been issued vide Railway Board’s letter No. E(NG)I/2015/TR/20 dated 10/02/2017 exempting certain categories of transfer from the minimum 5 years service condition. As decided in the meeting, the case for ex-servicemen was put up to competent authority who has not agreed to the proposal".

2. In this connection, Federation invites kind attention of the Board (CRB) to the discussion held by GS/NFIR on 06/06/2018 and again on 13/07/2018 wherein the Federation had again sought intervention of CRB on the subject matter, who in fact agreed and advised officials to process the case for granting relaxation to the former Defence Personnel re-employed in Railways who seek inter railway transfer. But, there has been no progress on the subject.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the Board (CRB) to kindly see that relaxation to 5 years service condition is granted in the cade of inter railway transfer requests of former Defence personnel re-employed in Railways as a special case.
Yours fatihfully,
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Stepping up of Pay of Loco Inspectors - NFIR

Stepping up of Pay of Loco Inspectors - NFIR
Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors, inducted prior to 01/01/2006 on six and half zones

No.II/95/2018
Dated: 23/07/2018
The Chairman,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Implementation of negotiated settlement reached with the Federations - stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors, inducted prior to 01/01/2006 on six and half zones-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's DC/JCM Item No. 10/2012.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. II/95/Part X dated 05/10/2017.
(iii) Railway Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-2008/RS-37 dated 16/11/2017.
(iv) NFIR's letter No. II/95/Part X dated 25/11/2017.

NFIR desires to remind the CRB that the Railway Board has unfortunately failed to implement quite a few number of agreements reached with the Federations. One such agreement is “stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 01/01/2006” on 6 ½ Zonal Railways.

In this connection, NFIR desires to reiterate that in a full Board meeting held with both the Federations on 07/02/2014, the Railway Board Chairman had given written assurance for implementation of stepping up of pay to the Sr.Loco Inspectors inducted prior to 01/01/2006 (on the remaining 6 ½ Zones), similar to 10 Zones where stepping up of pay to Sr.Loco Inspector had already been granted. The issue thereafter has been discussed very many times by the undersigned with the CRB-latest on 06/06/2018 wherein assurance was again given for quick finalization. On 13th July, 2018, the GS/NFIR has also mentioned to CRB while handing over list of important items pending since long.

Federation also conveys that the Railway Board have lost about a dozen SLPs in the Apex Court as the same, have been dismissed. Similarly, the SLP No. 14746/2018, operative portion of the order is reproduced below:-

"We grant a period of eight weeks to the petitioners to implement the orders. We make it clear that in case the orders are not implemented within eight weeks from today, the arrears will carry interest at the rate of 18% and the officer(s) responsible for the same shall be personally liable for the same.
Pending interlocutory application(s) is/are disposed of".

Apart from above, Federation also brings to the notice of the CRB that there are about 23 Court cases pending in various Courts on the same subject at Jabalpur, Jaipur, Mumbai, Kolkata, Ernakulam (17 in cases CAT and 6 cases in High Court) where these Courts cannot take a different view than that of orders passed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court. The litigation pursued by the Railway Administration needs to be halted in the interest of Railways and its employees.

Incidentally, it is mentioned that the Federation vide its letter No. II/95/Part X dated 05/10/2017 had apprised the estimated financial implications as a result of allowing stepping up of pay of Chief Loco Inspectors (on remaining 6 ½ Zones). NFIR has also given constructive and workable suggestion during the meeting in the chamber of Addl. Member (Staff) with regard to modification of extant policy for filling the posts of Loco Inspectors so as to avoid further grievances. AM (Elec), AM (Budget) etc., were present in the meeting. If the issue is settled as proposed by the Federation, the above type of problem will not arise in future and there may not be Court cases.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests the CRB to kindly see theat immediate action is taken for granting stepping up of pay to the Loco Inspectors (inducted prior to 01/01/2006 on the remaining 6 ½ Zones) as agreed to already. Federation also requests to see that the Railway Board send reply indicating the progress made for implementation of agreement.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Revision of advance reservation period for running of Suvidha trains and special trains on special charges

Revision of Advance Reservation Period for Running of Suvidha Trains and Special Trains on Special Charges
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
Commercial Circular No.37 of 2018
No.TC-II/2910/2013/Dynamic pricing/C
New Delhi, dated: 12.07.2018
The Principal Chief Commercial Managers
All Zonal Railways
The Managing Director,
CRIS, Chanakyapuri,
New Delhi.

The Chairman & Managing Director,
Indian Railways Catering & Tourism Corporation.,
11th floor, B-148, Statesman House,
Barakhamba Road, N.Delhi-110001

Sub: Revision of advance reservation period for running of Suvidha trains and special trains on special charges.

REF: 1. Commercial circular no. 30 of 2015 dated 21.05.2015.
2. Commercial circular no. 33 of 2015 dated 02.06.2015.
3. Commercial circular no. 40 of 2015 dated 01.07.2015
4. Commercial circular no. 03 of 2018 dated 12.01.2015

In continuation of above instructions, Ministry of Railways have decided that the currency of above instructions regarding revision of Advance Reservation Period for running of all Suvidha Trains and Special Trains on Special Charges to 120 Days and applicability of normal refund rule even in Suvidha Trains shall be extended for another period of one year i.e. from 15.7.2018 to 14.07.2019.

2. Zonal Railways may review the scheme on held yearly basis to assess the effectiveness of the scheme.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
sd/-
(Shelly Srivastava)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board
Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in

Other IRCTC Latest updates…

COMMERCIAL CIRCULARS OF 2018
Link of CircularSubject
CC-38Discounted fare in Shatabdi trains from Ahmedabad to Vadodara
CC-37Revision of advance reservation period for running of Suvidha trains and special trains on special charges
CC-36Booking of FTR trains/coaches online through single window booking system by IRCTC
CC-35Earmarking of accomodation in pantry car of Rajdhani Express trains for different category of staff.
CC-34Earmarking of dedicated berth/seat for IRCTC Manager in trains.
CC-33Acceptance of digital Aadhaar and Driving Licence from Digital Locker as proof of identity of passengers for undertaking journey by train.
CC-32Revalidation of Photo identity cards of Accredited Press Correspondents.

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Rates of Income-Tax for the financial year 2017-18

RATES OF INCOME-TAX AS PER FINANCE ACT, 2017:

As per the Finance Act, 2017, income-tax is required to be deducted under Section 192 of the Act from income chargeable under the head "Salaries" for the financial year 2017-18 (i.e. Assessment Year 2018-19) at the following rates:

2.1 Rates of tax

A. Normal Rates of tax:
SI.NoTotal IncomeRate of tax
1Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 2,50,000/-.Nil
2Where the total income exceeds Rs. 2,50,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-.5 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 2,50,000/-
3Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-.Rs. 12,500/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-.Rs. 1,12,500/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-

B. Rates of tax for every individual, resident in India, who is of the age of sixty years or more but less than eighty years at any time during the financial year:
SI NoTotal IncomeRate of tax
1Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 3,00,000/-Nil
2Where the total income exceeds Rs. 3,00,000 but does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-5 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 3,00,000/-
3Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/- but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-Rs. 10,000/- plus 20 per cent of the amount by
which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-.
4Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-Rs. 1,10,000/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-

C. In case of every individual being a resident in India, who is of the age of eighty years or more at any time during the financial year:
SI NoTotal IncomeRate of tax
1Where the total income does not exceed Rs. 5,00,000/-Nil
2Where the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000 but does not exceed Rs. 10,00,000/-20 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 5,00,000/-
4Where the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-Rs. 1,00,000/- plus 30 per cent of the amount by which the total income exceeds Rs. 10,00,000/-

2.2 Surcharge on Income tax:
The amount of income-tax computed in accordance with the preceding provisions of this Paragraph, or the provisions of section 111A or section 112 of the Act, shall, in the case of every individual or Hindu undivided family or association of persons or body of individuals, whether incorporated or not, or every artificial juridical person referred to in sub-clause (vii) of clause (31) of section 2 of the Act, will be as under:
(a) having a total income exceeding fifty lakh rupees but not exceeding one crore rupees, at the rate of ten percent of such income-tax and
(b) having a total income exceeding one crore rupees, at the rate of fifteen percent of such income-tax:

Provided that in the case of persons mentioned above having total income exceeding;-
(a) Fifty lakh rupees but not exceeding one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge on such income shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on a total income of fifty lakh rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds fifty lakh rupees;
(b) one crore rupees, the total amount payable as income-tax and surcharge on such income shall not exceed the total amount payable as income-tax on a total income of one crore rupees by more than the amount of income that exceeds one crore rupees.

2.3.1 Education Cess on Income tax:
The amount of income-tax including the surcharge if any, shall be increased by Education Cess on Income Tax at the rate of two percent of the income-tax.

2.3.2 Secondary and Higher Education Cess on Income-tax:
An additional education cess is chargeable at the rate of one percent of income-tax including the surcharge, if any, but not including the Education Cess on income tax as in 2.3.1.

Calculation of Income tax an Employee Below 60 Age A.Y.2018-19

Calculation of Income tax an Employee Below 60 Age A.Y.2018-19
ANNEXURE-I
SOME ILLUSTRATIONS
Example 1
For Assessment Year 2018-19

(A) Calculation of Income tax in the case of an employee(Male or Female) below the age of sixty years and having gross salary income of:
i) Rs.2,50,000/- ,

ii) Rs.5,00,000/- ,

iii) Rs.10,00,000/-

iv) Rs.55,00,000/-. and

v) Rs. 1,10,00,000/-

(B) What will be the amount of TDS in case of above employees, if PAN is not submitted by them to their DDOs/Offices:

ParticularsRupeesRupeesRupeesRupeesRupees
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Gross Salary Income (including allowances)2,50,0004,00,00010,00,00055,00,0001,10,00,000
Contribution of G.P.F.45,00050,0001,00,0001,00,0001,00,000
Computation of Total Income and tax payable thereon
ParticularsRupeesRupeesRupeesRupeesRupees
(i)(ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Gross Salary2,50,0004,00,00010,00,00055,00,0001,10,00,000
Less: Deduction U/s 80C45,00050,0001,00,0001,00,0001,00,000
Taxable Income2,05,0003,50,0009,00,00054,00,0001,09,00,000
(A) Tax thereonNil2,500*92,50014,32,50030,82,500
Surcharge1,43,2504,62,375
Add:Nil50185031,51570,898
(i)   Education Cess @ 2%.Nil2592515,75835,449
(ii) Secondary and Higher Education Cess @1%
Total tax payableNil2,57595,27516,23,02336,51,222
* After rebate of Rs 2500 u/s 87A

Shifting of CGHS Perambur Wellness Centre

Shifting of CGHS Perambur Wellness Centre
CGHS Perambur Wellness Centre functioning at No.28 (New No.45) Perambur Hgh Road, Chennai - 600 012 will function at the following address with effect from 2nd April 2018.

New Address:

No.1, SRP Koil Street, Peravallur, Agaram Junction, Perambur, Chennai - 600 082

List of Wellness Centres in Chennai
S.NONAMEADDRESS
1ADYAR WCBlock No 122/169-170, CPWD Quarters, Indira Nagar, Adyar, Chennai-600020
2ANNA NAGAR WC &ANNA NAGAR POLYCLINICCentral Revenue Quarters, No.15, Ranganathan Garden, Anna Nagar, Chennai-600040
3AVADI WCHeavy Vehicles Factory Complex, Avadi, Chennai-600054
4GOPALAPURAM WCNo1, 1st street, Goplapuram, Chennai-600086
5GUINDY WCBlock No,6/1-5, BCG Staff quarters, Guindy, Chennai-600032
6KK NAGAR WC & KKNAGAR POLYCLINICCPWD Quarters, KK Nagar,    Chennai-600078
7MEENAMBAKKAM WCDGQA Complex, Meenambakkam, Chennai-600114
8NANDAMBAKKAM WCQuarter No. 16-19, CDA Residential Complex, Nandambakkam, Chennai-600089
9NUNGAMBAKKAM WCC&B Block, Ist Floor, Shastri Bhavan, Haddows Road, Chennai-600006
10PERAMBUR WCNo.1 srp koil street Agaram Junction Perambur, Chennai
11RA PURAM WCNo.6, Kamaraj Salai, RA Puram, Chennai-600028
12ROYAPURAM WCCPT QUATERS CLIVE BATTERY E1 BLOCK CHENNAI
13TRIPLICANE WCCPT QUATERS NAPIER BRIDGE A1 BLOCK CHENNAI
14VEPERY WCNo .10 1st floor ,Vasu Street Kilpauk chennai 600010
15PUDUCHERRY WCIGMC&RI KADIRKAMAM PUDUCHERRY 605009
16(CMS )CENTRAL MEDICAL STORESCMS RAJAJI BHAVA

STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION GD Constable Recruitment Online Application 2018

STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION GD Constable Recruitment Online Application 2018

Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles (AR) Examination, 2018
On line registration opening Date: 21.07.2018
On line registration Closing Date: 20.08.2018
Computer based Examination date: To be notified later
"GOVERNMENT STRIVES TO HAVE A WORKFORCE WHICH REFLECTS GENDER BALANCE AND WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY"

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Recruitment of Pharmacists in CGHS Delhi July 2018

Recruitment of Pharmacists in CGHS Delhi (July 2018)

OFFICE OF THE ADDITIONAL DIRECTOR
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT HEALTH SCHEME, DELHI

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of India

ADVERTISEMENT FOR RECRUITMENT OF VACANCIES AT CGHS, DELHI
Online recruitment applications are invited from eligible candidates for filling up following vacancies at Central Government Health Scheme, Delhi.

Candidates can apply ONLINE only at https://cghsrecruitment.mahaonline.gov.in.

*Candidates who have applied for the post of Pharmacist (Unani) earlier vide advertisement no. 49/84 dated 3-9th March, 2018 published in the Employment News need not apply again.

Closing date for application: 30 (Thirty) days from date of publication of this advertisement. For eligibility and other details please visit https://cghsrecruitment.mahaonline.gov.in and cghs.gov.in.

However online applications will only be submitted at https://cghsrecruitment.mahaonline.gov.in

The number of vacancies shown are tentative and actual may vary.

(Dr. Sanjay Jain)
Additional Director,
CGHS, Delhi
Source: https://cghs.gov.in

Employment News Weekly Job Highlights July 2018

Employment News July 2018 - 54000 Vacancies in NIA, SSF and Assam Rifles
Employment News Weekly Job Highlights July 2018

JOB HIGHLIGHTS
DEDICATED FREIGHT CORRIDOR CORPORATION OF INDIA LIMITED
Name Of Post : Executive, Junior Executive and Multi Tasking
No.of Vacancies : 1572
Last Date :31.08.2018

CENTRAL ARMED POLICE FORCES
Name Of Post : NIA, SSF and Assam Rifles
No.of Vacancies : 54000
Last Date :20.08.2018

DELHI SUBORDINATE SERVICES SELECTION BOARD
Name Of Post : Pharmacist, Nursing Officers, Radiographer, Speech Therapist etc
No.of Vacancies : 1650
Last Date :13.08.2018

CENTRAL UNIVERSITY OF PUNJAB
Name Of Post : Professor and Assistant Professor.
No.of Vacancies : 58
Last Date :30.08.2018

Source: http://employmentnews.gov.in

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Wages of contractual employees

Wages of daily wagers, casual workers, temporary workers, ad-hoc appointees, contractual employees etc

Wages of contractual employees

The Central and the State Government departments and agencies, on the basis of manpower requirement therein, engage various sets of workmen other than permanent employees viz. daily wagers, casual workers, temporary workers, ad-hoc appointees, contractual employees etc which are engaged by an establishment directly or through contractors. The wages, terms & conditions of service and the period of engagement of such workers in an establishment varies from establishment to establishment. Data in this regard is not centrally maintained.

The principle of "equal pay for equal work" was examined by the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the civil appeal number 213 of 2013. The issue before the Hon'ble Supreme Court was that:

"…..whether temporarily engaged employees (daily-wage employees, ad- appointees, employees appointed on casual basis, contractual employees and the like), are entitled to minimum of the regular pay-scale, alongwith dearness allowance (as revised from time to time) on account of their performing the same duties, which are discharged by those engaged on regular basis, against sanctioned posts…."

The Hon'ble Supreme Court held that:
"….There can be no doubt, that the principle of ‘equal pay for equal work' would be applicable to all the concerned temporary employees, so as to vest in them the right to claim wages, at par with the minimum of the pay-scale of regularly engaged Government employees, holding the same post…."
It is mandatory for the employer/principal employer to comply with the various statutory provisions/Court Orders/Government Instructions including instructions on wage related issues of various categories of employees and apply the principle laid down by the Hon'ble Supreme Court regarding "equal pay for equal work" while paying wages to its workers/labourers.

The instructions regarding equal pay admissible to casual workers already exists in terms of Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) O.M. No. 49014/2/86 Estt. (c) dated 07.06.1988.
In so far as the contract labour is concerned, the Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Central Rules, 1971 provides for wage parity as stipulated in rule 25(2)(v)(a) which is reproduced below:
"in cases where the workmen employed by the contractor perform the same or similar kind of work as the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment, the wage rates, holidays, hours of work and other conditions of service of the workmen of the contractor shall be the same as applicable to the workmen directly employed by the principal employer of the establishment on the same or similar kind of work….."

In order to ensure compliance of labour laws and in this regard, there is separate enforcement machinery available in the Central and the State Sphere to which an aggrieved worker can approach for redressal of its grievances.

In the Central sphere there is a well-established Central Industrial Relations Machinery (CIRM) having country-wide network of Dy. Chief Labour Commissioners (Central) and Regional Labour Commissioners (Central) under the control of the Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) for enforcement of labour laws and redressal of grievances/settlement of claims arising out of labour disputes.

The above statement was submitted by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Rajya Sabha in reply of undermentioned question:-
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO-83
ANSWERED ON-25.07.2018

Wages of contractual employees

83 . Shri Sanjay Raut
(a) whether it is a fact that there are lakhs of contractual employees working in Government Departments and agencies who are getting lesser wages than permanent employees;
(b) if so, Government''s respose thereto;
(c) whether Supreme Court in its judgement, in the year 2016, has ordered that temporary workers are entitled to get wages at par with permanent employees;
(d) if so, Government''s reaction thereto; and
(e) whether the Ministry of Law and Justice has advised the various Ministries and Departments to abide by the SC judgement?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)

(a) to (e): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
*******
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) to (e) OF THE RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO. *83 FOR 25.07.2018 BY SHRI SANJAY RAUT REGARDING WAGES OF CONTRACTUAL EMPLOYEES.
******
(a) to (e):
- as above -

Source: RAJYA SABHA

CGHS: Sealed Rate Quotation supply

CGHS: Sealed Rate Quotation supply

CGHS

F.No.30-02/2017-18/CGHS/MSD/LS/1347-55
Government of India
0/o the Additional Director
CGHS Medical store Depot
DIZ Area, Sec. II, Udyan Marg, Gole Market
New Delhi 110001
Date: 26-07-2018
SEALED RATE QUOTATION

Subject: Sealed Rate Quotation for Anti-Cancer Drugs and other Restricted Drugs. Regarding.

Sealed Rate Quotations are invited from Manufacturer/Importer of Anti-Cancer and other restricted Drugs for supply to CGHS for its beneficiaries on case to case basis for a period of 6 months, extendable by another 6 months or till the finalization of tender by MSO whichever is earlier. The list of the 27 (Twenty Seven) drugs/items is placed at Annexure A.

1. Eligibility Criteria: The eligibility criteria are as follow:-
a. The manufacturer/importer should be a holder of valid applicable licenses.
b. The manufacturer/importer should be holder of a valid WHO-GMP/GMP certific4te as per revised schedule-M of Drugs and Cosmetic Act.
c. The manufacturer/importer should not be currently blacklisted/debarred from any Govt. Organization.
d. The manufacturer/importer should have PAN Card/GST Registered.

2. Terms and Conditions:
a. The supplies shall be made on credit basis.
b. The payment shall be made on receipt of pre-receipted invoice in the name of “Additional Director (Medical Store Depot), CGHS. Gole Market, DIZ Area, Udyan Marg, New Delhi.
c. Manufacturer/Importer shall bear all taxes/GST or any other relevant tax as required under law, on aforesaid supplies.
d. No substitution/alternative drug will be accepted under any circumstance.
e. The supplies shall be covered under “Fall Clause” wherein the manufacturer/Importer will undertake that price quoted to MSD, Delhi is the lowest rate, offered to any institution (Private or Govt.) and in case there is fall in institutional price, they shall reduce the price accordingly, or if they sell or offer to sell such stores to any other party at a rate lower than the price charged they will forthwith notify such reduction.
f. Any reduction of Tax rates shall also be passed on to CGHS.
g. The shelf life of drugs supplied should not have passed more than 1/6 of the total shelf life at the time of supply of drugs. In case of imported drugs, the shelf life should not have crossed more than 1/4 of total shelf life. However on case to case basis the lower shelf life may be accepted, subject to the furnishing of an undertaking that if any quantity remains unconsumed, the same shall be replaced or cost of drug shall be refunded.
h. Supplies of drugs are to be made on next working day at MSD, CGHS, Gole Market, New Delhi & on 3rd working day at NCR CGHS Wellness centres of Ghaziabad, Faridabad, and Gurgaon & Noida or at places as decided by competent authority.
i. The drugs should be supplied with strict cold chain, if required.
j. In case the manufacturing of a drug has been stopped by the manufacturer, it will be informed well in advance, preferably three months prior.
k. The manufacturer/importer will not supply any drug, not approved by the Drug Controller of India or which has been subsequently derecognized by the Drug Controller. In case, such an instance is found out, no payment will be made for such supply and penalty will be imposed as per approval of competent authority along with legal proceeding as per rule, if applicable.
l. No Commitment to accept best or any other offer: CGHS shall be under no obligation to accept the best or any other offer received in response to this sealed rate quotation notice and shall be entitled to reject any or all the quotations including those received late or incomplete quotations without assigning any reason whatsoever. CGHS will not be obliged to meet and have discussions with any company/importer, and/or to listen to any representation. While the above procedures lay down the overall guidelines, CGHS reserves the right to select the company/importer based on other parameters at its discretion.
m. Conditional offers and non-conformity of the terms and conditions and offers not submitted as per the details, will be rejected summarily.
n. Splitting clause: CGHS reserves the right to split orders in case of same rates for same drug offered by different Manufacturer/importer.
o. Successful manufacturer/Importer whose rates are accepted will have to Supply the medicines as per “Annexure A”.
p. CGHS reserves the right to omit/remove any drug from drug list in the event the drug is available indigenously or if directed by competent authority.
q. In case of termination, CGHS has the right to extend the offer to L2 Manufacturer/Importer at Ll price.
3. EMD & PBG:
a. EMD of an amount of Rs. 50,000/-(Fifty Thousand rupees) in the form of Bank Guarantee has to be submitted along with the quotation and same shall be returned to unsuccessful manufacturer/importer.
b. The Manufacturer/importer declared successful has to submit a PBG of an amount of Rs. 5,00,000/-(Five Lakh rupees) valid for 6 months beyond expiry of Contract. EMD will be returned on receipt of Performance bank Guarantee.
4. Submission of documents: the Manufacturer/Importer shall submit the following documents:
a. Unconditional Acceptance Letter of Terms and conditions of rate enquiry.
b. EMD for an amount of Rs. 50,000/- (Fifty Thousand Rupees) in the form of Bank guarantee.
c. Fall Clause: That “We the manufacturer/Importer hereby undertake that price quoted to MSD, Delhi is the lowest rate, offered to any institution (Private or Govt). In case there is fall in institutional price, we will reduce the price accordingly, or if we sell or offer to sell such stores to any other party at a rate lower than the price charged we will forthwith notify such reduction.”
d.A self-attested copy of valid manufacturing license/import license.
e. A self-attested copy of WHO-GMP/GMP certificate as per revised scheduled- M of Drug and Cosmetic Act.
f. If supplies are to be made through an authorized distributor, then authorization letter from manufacturer/importer of drug along with relevant retail/wholesale drug license of the stockist/distributor.
g. A self - attested copy of PAN/GST registration of manufacturer/importer/authorized distributor.
h. Proprietary Article certificate, if applicable.
i. Mandate Form (Annexure B), Vendor Detail form (Annexure C).
j. Duly filled quotation in the Format provided below on the letterhead to be signed and stamped by the authorized signatory.
S.NoGeneric NameBrand NameStrengthUnit/PackMRP (Rs.)Rate offered to CGHS (Exclusive of GST)GST RateNet Rate offered to CGHS (inclusive of GST)
5. Critical Date Sheet
a. Date of Issue of Notice Inviting Quotation: 26/07/2018
b. Last date of submission: 09/08/2018, 12:00 PM
c. Date of Opening of Sealed Rate Quotations: 3:00 PM on 09/08/2018.
6. Terms & conditions of supplies:
a. Online supply order shall be placed upon the supplier, declared successful, by CGHS upon receipt of Indent from various CGHS Wellness Centres and online access shall be provided to the supplier in this regard.
b. Supply confirmation shall be provided by the supplier upon delivery of goods to CGHS MSD.
7. Penalties and other important Terms and conditional:
a. CGHS has the right to recover penalties or any other loss occurred from the submitted PBG/pending bills of Manufacturer/Importer.
b. Fall clause: In case a firm is found to be in violation of the aforementioned fall clause, recovery shall be made from the existing bills of Manufacturer/importer/Authorized Agent of manufacturer and any decision in this regard by CGHS will be final.
c. Termination clause: CGHS reserves the right to terminate the Rate Quotation, if the execution of work is unsatisfactory or the time schedule is not strictly adhered to.
d. In case of termination, CGHS has the right to extend the offer to L2 Manufacturer/Importer at L1 price.
e. Liquidated Damages: If the Manufacturer/Importer/Authorized Agent of manufacturer fails to deliver the goods within the prescribed Delivery Period, the CGHS has the right to recover liquidated damage equivalent to 0.5% per day thereof of the value of the delayed stores subject to a ceiling of 5% of value of delayed stores.
f. CGHS also reserves the right to report the Manufacturer/Importer to The State/National Drug Authorities recommending punitive action against the firm for violations of terms & conditions.
g. CGHS may, without prejudice to any other remedy for breach of Terms and Conditions of rate Enquiry, by written notice of default sent to the Manufacturer/Importer/Authorized Agent of manufacturer, terminate the Rate Enquiry in whole or part
i. If the successful Manufacturer/Importer/Authorized Agent of manufacturer fails to provide any or all ‘of the services within the period(s) specified in the Sealed Rate Enquiry
ii. If the successful Manufacturer/Importer/Authorized Agent of manufacturer fails to perform any other obligation(s) under the Terms and Conditions of Sealed rate Enquiry including not abiding by all statutory liabilities under Statutory Laws.
iii. If the Manufacturer/Importer/Authorized Agent of manufacturer, in the judgment of the CGHS has engaged in corrupt or fraudulent practices in competing for or in executing the Supply of Drugs including sub-contracting or in contravention of Code of Integrity.
h. AD (MSD), CGHS, Delhi reserves the right to cancel any or all quotations without assigning any reason.
This is issued with the approval of the competent authority.
CMO(Drugs)
CGHS,Medical Store Depot
New Delhi
Annexure - A
S.NoMedicine NameTypeStrength
1CLOSTRIDIUM BOTULINEM TYPE A (500 IU)INJ500 IU
2DACLATASVIR (60 MG)TAB60 MG
3DECITABINE (50 MG)INJ50 MG
4ENZALUTAMIDECAP40 MG
5INTERFERON BETA IA (44 MCG)INJ44 MCG
6IVIG (5 GM)INJ5 GM
7LEDIPASVIR AND SOFOSBUVIRTAB90 MG + 400 MG
8METHOXY POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL - EPOETIN BETA (100 MCG)INJ100 MCG
9METHOXY POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL - EPOETIN BETA (50 MCG)INJ50 MCG
10METHOXY POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL - EPOETIN BETA (75 MCG)INJ75 MCG
11OCTREOTIDE (30 MG)INJ30 MG
12POSACONAZOLE (40 MG)SYP40 MG
13PEG INTERFEROW ALPHA 2B (80 MCG)INJ80 MCG
14POMALIDOMIDE (1 MG)CAP1 MG
15POMALIDOMIDE (2 MG)CAP2 MG
16POMALIDOMIDE (4 MG)CAP4 MG
17REGORAFENIB (40 MG)TAB40 MG
18RECOM INTER BETA 1A (30 MCG)INJ 30 MCG
19RANIBIZUMABINJ2.3 MG
20SOMATROPIN (36 IU)INJ36 IU
21SOMATROPIN ( 15 IU)INJ15 IU
22SOMATROPIN (45 IU)INJ45 IU
23SOFOSBUVIR (400 MG)TAB400 MG
24SOFOSBUVIR 400MG + VELPATASVIR 100MG)TAB400 MG + 100 MG
25TRASTUZUMAB (150 MG)INJ150 MG
26TRASTUZUMAB (440 MG)INJ440 MG
27TRETINOIN (10 MG)CAP10 MG

  • MANDATE FORM FOR COMPANIES
  • Vendor Details Form

Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for PBOR of Army

MoD Corrigendum: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for PBOR of Army
MACP-Modified-Assured-Career-Scheme

No. 14(1)/99-D(AG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 25th July 2018
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
New Delhi.

Subject: Modified Assured Career Progression Scheme (MACPS) for PBOR of Army.

Sir,
Consequent upon the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 08-12-2017, in the matter of Civil Appeal Diary No.3744 of 2016 (UOI Vs Shri Balbir Singh Turn & Anr), I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter No. 14(1)/99-D(AG) dated 30 May 2011 on the above subject and to state that the President is pleased to make the following amendment in para 5 of the aforesaid letter:

FOR : "The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01 Sep 2008"
READ: "The scheme would be operational w.e.f. 01 Jan 2006"

2. The other terms and conditions (including eligibility), as mentioned in the MoD letter No. 14(1)/99-D(AG) dated 30 May 2011 would continue to remain the same.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their Dy. No. 1270/Addl.FA(AN)/JS dated 27-06-2018.
Yours faithfully,
Sd/-
(Balbir Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source : Confederation

Retirement Benefits for Central Government Employees

Retirement Benefits for Central Government Employees
Retirement Benefits for Central Government Employees

Pension

The minimum eligibility period for receipt of pension is 10 years. A Central Government servant retiring in accordance with the Pension Rules is entitled to receive pension on completion of at least 10 years of qualifying service.
In the case of Family Pension the widow is eligible to receive family pension on death of her spouse after completion of one year of continuous service or even before completion of one year if the Government servant had been examined by the appropriate Medical Authority and declared fit for Government service.
W.e.f 1.1.2006, Pension is calculated with reference to emoluments (i.e.last basic pay) or average emoluments (i.e. average of the basic pay drawn during the last 10 months of the service) whichever is more beneficial. The amount of pension is 50% of the emoluments or average emoluments whichever is beneficial.
Minimum pension presently is Rs. 9000 per month. Maximum limit on pension is 50% of the highest pay in the Government of India (presently Rs. 1,25,000) per month. Pension is payable up to and including the date of death.

Commutation of Pension

A Central Government servant has an option to commute a portion of pension, not exceeding 40% of it, into a lump sum payment. No medical examination is required if the option is exercised within one year of retirement. If the option is exercised after expiry of one year, he/she will have to under-go medical examination by the specified competent authority.
Lump sum payable is calculated with reference to the Commutation Table. The monthly pension will stand reduced by the portion commuted and the commuted portion will be restored on the expiry of 15 years from the date of receipt of the commuted value of pension. Dearness Relief, however, will continue to be calculated on the basis of the original pension (i.e. without reduction of commuted portion).
The formula for arriving for commuted value of Pension (CVP) is
CVP = 40 % (X) Commutation factor* (X)12
* The commutation factor will be with reference to age next birthday on the date on which commutation becomes absolute as per the New Table annexed to the CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981.

Death/Retirement Gratuity

Retirement Gratuity
This is payable to the retiring Government servant. A minimum of 5 years' qualifying service and eligibility to receive service gratuity/pension is essential to get this one time lump sum benefit. Retirement gratuity is calculated @ 1/4th of a months Basic Pay plus Dearness Allowance drawn on the date of retirement for each completed six monthly period of qualifying service. There is no minimum limit for the amount of gratuity. The retirement gratuity payable for qualifying service of 33 years or more is 16 times the Basic Pay plus DA, subject to a maximum of Rs. 20 lakhs.

Death Gratuity
This is a one-time lump sum benefit payable to the nominee or family member of a Government servant dying in harness. There is no stipulation in regard to any minimum length of service rendered by the deceased employee. Entitlement of death gratuity is regulated as under:

Qualifying ServiceRate
Less than one year2 times of basic pay
One year or more but less than 5 years6 times of basic pay
5 years or more but less than 11 years12 times of basic pay
11 years or more but less than 20 years20 times of basic pay
20 years or moreHalf of emoluments for every completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service subject to a maximum of 33 times of emoluments.
Maximum amount of Death Gratuity admissible is Rs. 20 lakhs w.e.f. 1.1.2016

Service Gratuity
A retiring Government servant will be entitled to receive service gratuity (and not pension) if total qualifying service is less than 10 years. Admissible amount is half months basic pay last drawn plus DA for each completed 6 monthly period of qualifying service. This one time lump sum payment is distinct from retirement gratuity and is paid over and above the retirement gratuity.

Issue of No Demand Certificate
Dues owed by the retiring employees on account of Licence Fee for Government accommodation, advances, over payment of pay and allowances are required to be assessed by the Head of Office and intimated to the Accounts Officer two months in advance of the date of retirement so that these are recovered from retirement gratuity before payment. For this purpose the Licence Fee for those in occupation of Government accommodation is taken into account up to the end of the permissible period for which accommodation can be retained after retirement under the Rules on normal rent. The recovery of Licence Fee beyond that period is the responsibility of the Directorate of Estates. If, for any reason final dues cannot be assessed on time, then 10% of gratuity is withheld from gratuity on the basis of a commutation from the Directorate of Estates in this regard.

General Provident Fund and Incentives
As per General Provident fund (Central Services) Rules, 1960 all temporary Government servants after a continuous service of one year, all re-employed pensioners (Other than those eligible for admission to the Contributory Provident Fund) and all permanent Government servants are eligible to subscribe to the Fund. However, these rules are not applicable to any of the Government Servants who join service on or after 1.1.2004. A subscriber, at the time of joining the fund is required to make a nomination, in the prescribed form, conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid. A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund except during the period when he is under suspension. Subscriptions to the Provident Fund are stopped 3 months prior to the date of superannuation. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 6% of subscribers emoluments are not more than his emoluments. Rate of interest varies according to notifications of the Government issued from time to time. The rules provide for drawal advances/ withdrawals from the fund for specific purposes.
The conditions for withdrawal from the fund have been liberalized and now no documentary proof is required to be furnished by the subscriber for GPF withdrawal. On retirement of a subscriber, instructions have been issued for immediate payment of final balance on retirement. No application is required to be submitted by the subscriber for final payment from the fund

Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme
Under the GPF Rules, on the death of subscriber, the person entitled to receive the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber shall be paid an additional amount equal to the average balance in the account during the 3 years immediately preceding the death of the subscriber subject to certain conditions provided in the relevant Rule. The additional amount payable under that Rule shall not exceed Rs. 60,000/-. To get this benefit, the subscriber should have put in at least 5 years service at the time of his/her death.

Contributory Provident Fund
The Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India), 1962 are applicable to every non-pensionable servant of the Government belonging to any of the services under the control of the President. A subscriber, at the time of joining the Fund is required to make a nomination in the prescribed Form conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the Fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid.
A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund when on duty or Foreign Service but not during the period of suspension. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 10% of the emoluments and not more than his emoluments. The employer's contribution at that percentage prescribed by the Government will be credited to the subscriber's account and this is 10%. The Rules provide for drawal of advances/ withdrawals from the CPF for specific purposes. As in GPF Rules, the CPF Rules also provide for Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme.

Leave Encashment

Encashment of leave is a benefit granted under the CCS (Leave) Rules and is not a pensionary benefit. Encashment of Earned Leave/Half Pay Leave standing at the credit of the retiring Government servant is admissible on the date of retirement subject to a maximum of 300 days.

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme

A portion of monthly contributions paid while in service is credited in a Saving Fund, on which interest accrues. A Government servant while entering service has to apply in Form No. 4 of the above Scheme to the Head of Office, who shall issue a sanction for the payment of subscriber's accumulation in the Savings Fund segment together with interest and arrange for its disbursement, soon after retirement. Payments under this Scheme are made in accordance with the Table of Benefit (as issued by Department of Expenditure) which takes in to account interest up to the date of cessation of service. Insurance cover benefit under this Scheme is available to the family in the event of death of the subscriber.

Abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme

Not Possible to Revert Back to Old Pension Scheme
It is not possible for the government to revert back to old pension scheme - Minister replied in Parliament on 24.7.2018

Abolition of Contributory Pension Scheme
Representations have been received from various Associations of Government Employees on the problems being faced and the demand to withdraw the National Pension System (NPS).

The 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) also in its report examined the issues related to NPS and made recommendations for addressing these issues. Pursuant thereto, it was decided to constitute a Committee of Secretaries to suggest measures for streamlining NPS. The Committee has submitted its report.

Due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and keeping in view of fiscal imperatives, it is not possible for the government to revert back to old pension scheme.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial Year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018inked Bonus, Railway bonus

Bonus for 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018

Bonus for 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018

Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(P&A)II-2018/PLB-3
New Delhi, dated: 25.07.2018
The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi-110055

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi-110055

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial Year 2017-18 to be paid in the current year 2018.

On the above mentioned subject, a meeting of the Federations (AIRF & NFIR) with Addl. Member (Staff) and EDPC-I has been fixed for 07.08.2018 at 03.00 P.M. in the Chamber of Addl. Member (Staff), Room No.401, Rail Bhawan, New Delhi.

President and General Secretary of the Federations may kindly make it convenient to attend the meeting.
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(D.Malik)
Director, Estt/IR
Source: NFIR

Disbursement of Old Age, Disability and Widow Pensions

Ministry of Rural Development
Disbursement of Old Age, Disability and Widow Pensions
Posted On: 26 JUL 2018 5:59PM by PIB Delhi

Resolution of technical issues, if and when faced by the Banks, in dealing with assistance being disbursed through them is an ongoing process. No Bank has raised any issue related to any specific training requirement for their human resources for handling the pension issues.

Government has adopted the Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) Scheme for direct transfer of benefit into the bank/post office accounts of beneficiaries of schemes under National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP). Instructions have been issued to the States for getting the due consent for seeding the Aadhaar details. Instructions also mention that disbursement of pension of any beneficiary could not be affected due to non-availability of Aadhaar number. Further, NSAP guidelines provide that given their physical, social and economic vulnerability, States should ensure that an infirm/old beneficiary will not have to travel far distance to access his/her pension account. As far as possible, for people who cannot cover distance physically, the objective is to provide door step delivery.

Several Banks in many states are using the services of Bank Sakhi's coming from self help groups to provide cost effective solutions for delivery of pensions at home.

This information was provided by the Minister of State for Rural Development, Shri Ram Kripal Yadav today in a written reply to a Lok Sabha question.

PIB

Implementation of Reservation in Promotion for Employees

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Implementation of Reservation in Promotion for Employees

Posted On: 26 JUL 2018 1:55PM by PIB Delhi

The Supreme Court in Special Leave Petition (Civil) No.30621/2011 has passed the following order on 17.5.2018:-

“It is directed that the pendency of this Special Leave Petition shall not stand in the way of Union of India taking steps for the purpose of promotion from ‘reserved to reserved’ and ‘unreserved to unreserved’ and also in the matter of promotion on merits..”.

Further, in the matter related to Special Leave Petition (Civil) No.31288/2017 connected to Special Leave to Appeal (Civil) No.28306/2017, the Supreme Court held as under on 05.06.2018:-
“Heard learned counsel for the parties, Learned ASG has referred to order dated 17.05.2018 in SLP(C) No.30621/2011. It is made clear that the Union of India is not debarred from making promotions in accordance with law, subject to further orders, pending further consideration of the matter. Tag to SLP (C) No.30621 of 2011.”

Based on interim Orders/directions of the Supreme Court dated 17.05.2018 and 05.6.2018, Department of Personnel and Training vide Office Memorandum No. 36012/11/2016- Estt.(Res-I) {Pt-II} dated 15.06.2018 requested all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India to carry out promotions in accordance with above directions of the Supreme Court on existing seniority / select lists subject to further orders which may be passed by the Supreme Court. The State Governments were advised to take necessary action in accordance with the above-mentioned orders passed by the Supreme Court.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

Extension of Due Date for filing of Income Tax Returns

Ministry of Finance
Extension of Due Date for filing of Income Tax Returns

Posted On: 26 JUL 2018 6:16PM by PIB Delhi

The due date for filing of Income Tax Returns for Assessment Year 2018-19 is 31.07.2018 for certain categories of taxpayers. Upon consideration of the matter, the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT) extends the 'due date' for filing of Income Tax Returns from 31st July, 2018 to 31st August, 2018 in respect of the said categories of taxpayers.

PIB

Reservation in promotion for Scheduled Tribes

Ministry of Tribal Affairs
Reservation in promotion for Scheduled Tribes

Posted On: 26 JUL 2018 6:00PM by PIB Delhi

Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the nodal agency for framing policy for reservation of Scheduled Tribes. As per Department of Personnel & Training, the benefit of reservation for the Central Government posts and services is provided to the Scheduled Tribes as a composite group and not caste/sub-caste wise. The representation of Scheduled Tribes in the posts and services of the Central Government as on 01.01.2016 is 2,76,007 as against the total employee of 32,58,663, which comes to about 8.4%.

Reservation to Scheduled Tribes is continuing in Direct Recruitment in all Grades. In Promotion, reservation for Scheduled Tribes is available up to entry level of Group ‘A’. No Specific time limit was fixed in DOPT’s OM dated 13.08.1997 for continuing reservation in promotion for Scheduled Tribes. However, this OM was quashed by the Hon’ble Delhi High Court on 23.08.2017 against which Special Leave Petition has been filed by Union of India in the Hon’ble Supreme Court, which is pending.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri. Jaswantsinh Bhabhor in Rajya Sabha today.

PIB

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