Friday, August 31, 2018

PM to launch India Post Payments Bank on Saturday, 1st September

Prime Minister's Office
PM to launch India Post Payments Bank on Saturday, 1st September

31 AUG 2018

The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, will launch the India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) at Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi on September 1st, 2018.

IPPB-India-Post-payments-bank


IPPB has been envisioned as an accessible, affordable and trusted bank for the common man, to help speedily achieve the financial inclusion objectives of the Union Government. It will leverage the vast network of the Department of Posts, which covers every corner of the country with more than 300,000 Postmen and Grameen Dak Sewaks. IPPB will hence significantly augment the reach of the banking sector in India.

The launch of IPPB marks another significant milestone in the Union Government’s endeavour to take the benefits of a rapidly developing India to the remotest corners of our country.

On the day of the launch, IPPB will have 650 Branches and 3250 Access Points spread across the country. Simultaneous launch events will be held at these branches and access points.

All the 1.55 lakh Post Offices in the country will be linked to the IPPB system by December 31, 2018.

IPPB will offer a range of products such as savings and current accounts, money transfer, direct benefit transfers, bill and utility payments, and enterprise and merchant payments. These products, and related services, will be offered across multiple channels (counter services, micro-ATM, mobile banking app, SMS and IVR), using the bank’s state-of-the-art technology platform.

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AICPIN for the month of July 2018 - Expected DA Jan 2019?

AICPIN for the month of July 2018 - Expected DA Jan 2019?
Expected DA Jan 2019


AICPIN for the month of July 2018
The All India Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the month of July 2018 is increased by 10 points and stands at 301.
Dearness Allowance for Central Government Employees (also Dearness Relief for Central Government Pensioners) is calculated based on All India Consumer Price Index Numbers declared by Labour Bureau under Ministry of Labour and Employment in the last day of every month.

DA and DR to existing employees and pensioners is being given twice in a year, i.e., Jan to Jun and Jul to Dec.

This year first instalment of DA and DR from January to June 2018 approved by the Cabinet Committee and waiting for Finance Ministry Notification.

aicpin-for-july-2018-Expected-DA

LTC: Procedure to process cases to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases

LTC: Travelling on official tour/LTC in private airlines (other than Air India)

F.No.9-21/2017-Fin. (Pt-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
(Finance Branch)
New Delhi, the 20th August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Procedure to process cases to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases - Regarding.

Reference is invited to Department of Expenditure O.M. No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 07.06.2016 on the ‘subject ‘cited above. In this context it is observed that a considerable number of cases in connection With travelling on official tour/LTC in private airlines (other than Air India) are being received for according post-facto approval. Availing the services of private airlines and subsequently seeking post-facto relaxation/approval is not a healthy practice.

2. With a view to avoid the following procedure is prescribed for travelling on official tour/LTC:-

(a)Officers should prepare tour programme sufficiently in advance and tickets for Air India be booked.
(b) The guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance for relaxation to travel by airlines other than Air India must be adhered to and request for relaxation be Submitted at least seven (7) working days in advance from the date of travel.
(c) The tickets in either case should be booked either from the website of the Airlines or through the authorized agents nominated by the Ministry of
(d) Proposals for according post-facto approvals will not be entertained. However, in deserving cases, the proposal may be submitted with full justification for not obtaining prior approval.

3. The contents of this Circular may be brought to the notice of all concerned.
(Smruti Ranjan Swain)
DIRECTOR (FINANCE

Banks will remain open and banking activity will continue unimpeded in the first week of September

Ministry of Finance
Banks will remain open and banking activity will continue unimpeded in the first week of September

Banks will only observe holidays on Sunday, 2nd September and second Saturday, 8th September ; Monday, 3rd September is not a pan India holiday

ATMs in all States will be fully functional; Banks advised to ensure availability of sufficient cash for dispensation from ATMs

31 AUG 2018 
It has come to notice that a rumour is circulating in several sections of the social media that banks will be closed for 6 days in the first week of September 2018, causing undue panic among the general public.

It is hereby clarified that banks will remain open and banking activity will continue unimpeded in the first week of September. Banks will only observe holidays on Sunday, 2nd September and second Saturday, 8th September. Monday, 3rd September is not a pan India holiday and banks only in some States where a holiday is declared under the Negotiable Instruments Act, 1881 will remain closed.
Even on those days, ATMs in all States will be fully functional and there will be no impact on online banking transactions. Banks have been advised to ensure that sufficient cash is available for dispensation from ATMs. Banks will remain open on all other days.

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NJCA Decides to Observe "All India Demands Day" on 19.9.2018

NJCA DECIDES TO OBSERVE "ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY" ON 19th SEPTEMBER 2018

Dear Comrades,
NJCA has given a call to observe 19th September 2018, the 50th Anniversary day of 1968 strike of Central Govt. employees, as ALL INDIA DEMANDS DAY protesting against the betrayal of BJP - led NDA Government and demanding immediate settlement of the following three demands. NJCA has also resolved and informed the Cabinet Secretary its decision to revive the deferred indefinite strike of Central Govt employees, in case The Govt refuses to settle the demands.

Demands :-
1) Upward revision of Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula
2) Scrapping the New Contributory Pension Scheme.
3) Allow Option-1 as one of the Pension Fitment Formula.

Confederation National Secretariat calls upon all affiliated Organizations and State / District level C-O-Cs to observe “Demands Day” on 19th September 2018 (if possible, jointly with Railway & Defence Federations) through out the country by holding protest demonstrations and rallies at all centres and also in front of all offices.
M.Krishnan
Secretary General
Confederation
Mob & whatsapp:
09447068125
e-mail:
mkrishnan6854@gmail.com
Source: Confederation

Transfer of Non-gazetted staff - Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

Transfer of Non-gazetted staff - Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers
RBE.No: 120/2018
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No. E(NG)I-2018/TR/12
New Delhi, dated 24.08.2018
The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(As per standard list).

Sub: Transfer of Non-gazetted staff from one Department to another Department- Delegation of powers to Divisional Railway Managers

In terms of the provisions contained in Para 231 of IREC Vol.l (Fifth Edition-1985), Divisional Railway Managers may transfer erstwhile group "D" employees Grade Pay 1800/- Level 1 (Peons, Gangmen, Khalasi, unskilled and semiskilled, etc.) from one department to another or from one Division to another.

2. The need to delegate the powers to change of department in the case of Group "C" Railway Servants has also been experienced. In the light of the above, Board have reviewed the matter and have decided to delegate the powers to Divisional Railway Managers further · so that henceforth it shall be within the competence of Divisional Railway Managers to transfer all non-gazetted Railway employees for divisional controlled cadres from one Department to another Department subject to conditions given in Board's letter No. E(NG)l-2006/TR/18 dated 25.09.2007, being strictly followed.

3. Accordingly, the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol.l, (Fifth Edition-1985) is amended as per ACS No. 133 enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

Hindi version will follow.
Deputy Director Estt (N)
Railway Board

Risk and Hardship Allowance to Mate, Keyman & Patrolman, Extension of Rich and Hardship Allowance to P. Way Artisans including their Helpers and Enhanced Allowance to Gatekeepers at Spl. and A - Class Level Crossing

7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance to Mate, Keyman & Patrolman, P. Way Artisans including their Helpers and Gatekeepers at Spl. and A - Class Level: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
F.No. PC-VII/2018/I/7/5/2
New Delhi, dated: 28.08.2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub - Risk and Hardship Allowance to Mate, Keyman & Patrolman, Extension of Rich and Hardship Allowance to P. Way Artisans including their Helpers and Enhanced Allowance to Gatekeepers at Spl. and A - Class Level Crossing.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Ministry of Finance’s Resolution No.11- 1/2016-IC dated 06.07.2017 communicating the decision of Govt.of India w.r.t. recommendations of 7th CPC on allowances to state that the recommendations of 7th CPC to grant Risk and Hardship allowance at the rate 2700/- p.m. under Cell R3H2 of Risk and Hardship Matrix to Track Maintainers category of Indian Railways has been implemented in this Ministry through order No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/4 dated 10.08.2017 (Annexure - I).

2, Now, it has been proposed with the approval, of Railway Board that the following, changes in Lilo Risk and Hardship Allowance may be, introduced in respect of various categories of Indian Railways-
  • Increase Risk and Hardship allowance from Rs.2700/- per mouth (R3H2 categorization) to 6000/- (R2H2) for Mate and Keymen.
  • Increase Risk and Hardship allowance from 2700/-p.m, (R3H2) to 4100/- (R3H1) for Trackmen preforming Patrolling duty.
  • Increase in Level Crossing Gate Allowance from Rs,.1000/- (R3H3) to 4100/- (R3H1) for Gateman, working in Special & 'A' Class Gates.
  • Include all P.Way Artisans & their helper also in the R&H Matrix for payment @2700/-(R3H2) as for Trackmen.
2. The assessed additional financial implications of those proposals at Para No. 2 above are approximately Rs.222 crores per annum. The detailed position w.r.t each of these proposals mentioned above are enclosed as Annexure II, Detailed calculation of the additional annual financial implications of the aforementioned proposals is placed at Annexure - III.

3. It is required that MoF may kindly consider for approval of Para 2(a,b,c & d).
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission - II
Railway Board

DoPT: Grants-in-aid for the year 2018-2019 to the Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Associations- Submission of Accounts for the year 2017-2018

Grants-in-aid for the year 2018-2019 to the Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Associations- Submission of Accounts for the year 2017-2018
DoPT-CGERWA


DoPT


No. 7/0112018- Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated 29th August, 2018
To
The Secretaries of the,
Central Government Employees,
Residents Welfare Associations (recognized by DoPT)

Subject: Grants-in-aid for the year 2018-2019 to the Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Associations- Submission of Accounts for the year 2017-2018 - regarding.

Sir/Madam,
The Department of Personnel & Training has been sanctioning Grants-in-aid to the eligible recognized Residents Welfare Associations formed by the Central Government employees in residential colonies to enable them to meet a part of their expenditure on the welfare
activities, programmes during the financial year. The recognized Central Government employees Residents Welfare Associations eligible to receive grants-in-aid may send a request to this effect to this Department in the prescribed proformae. (copy enclosed)

2. The recognized Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Associations are requested to send their request keeping in view the following guidelines:-
a. Central Government employees and employees of Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Supreme Court, High Court, UPSC, Statutory and Autonomous bodies and Delhi Administration shall qualify for regular membership of an Association in respect of the grants-in-aid from the Department of Personnel & Training subject to fulfilment of conditions as laid in para (b) to (h) of clause II (2) of the O.M. No. 5/8/2013-Welfare dated 3'd June, 2014.
b. Grants-in-aid admissible will be subject to an upper ceiling of Rs.10,000/- during a financial year.
c. Consolidated accOlIDts for the previous financial year may be provided in Annexure 'A' signed by the President, Secretary, Treasurer and Internal Auditor.
d. A complete list of the members showing their names, residential address, official designation and address as on 31.03.2018 may be submitted as in Annexure 'B'.
e. All the vouchers relating to each head of expenditure as appearing in Annexure 'A' should be maintained by the Association, so as to verify the expenditure as and when needed.
f. The Stock Register maintained by the Association as audited and certified by the Internal Auditor after physical verification should be maintained by the Association. The Department of Personnel & Training may verify the Stock Register as and when required. Similarly, the inventory of articles should also be maintained.
g. A copy of the minutes of the General Body meeting wherein the accounts of the Association and other activities thereof for the previous year have been approved may be submitted (Annexure 'K').
h. Utilization Certificate in respect of the grants-in-aid provided by this Department and information regarding assets acquired wholly or substantially funded from the grant may also be furnished as per proforma in Annexure 'F' and 'G' respectively. The Association who have not received grants-in-aid for the year 2016-17 and 2017-18 may submit Utilization Certificate for the previous year. However, the newly formed Associations need to submit Utilization Certificate indicating 'Nil' along with the Accounts for the year 2017-18.
i. A report on the activities of II, Association with reference to the Annual Action Plan as provided in Clause 7 of the Rules and Regulations framed under the Model Constitution may also be provided (Annexure' J').
j. A certificate regarding expenditure on Swachh Bharat Mission may also be provided (Annexure 'L').
3. It may be noted that even if the Association is not keen to obtain further grants-in-aid from the Government, it shall have to render full and satisfactory accounts of the grants taken in the past. In case any Association fails to get grants-in-aid for any reason for two consecutive years, such Association will stand derecognized.

4. CGERW As are requested to send their request complete in all respect, in the prescribed proforma, to DoPT by 15.10.2018 for further necessary action in the matter.

Note: Incomplete Accounts for the year 2017-18, for receiving the grants-in-aid for the year 2018-19, will not be entertained by this Department.
Yours faithfully,
(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary (RWA)
Tel.: 24646961
Click to download the ANNEXURE - A
Source: DoPT

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