Thursday, September 19, 2019

Grant of increment on notional basis on 1st January & 1st of July to those employees retiring on 30th June / 31st of December - Apex Court order

Grant of increment on notional basis on 1st January & 1st of July to those employees retiring on 30th June / 31st of December - Apex Court order

NFIR

No. I/II/Part II
Dated: 16/09/2019
The Cabinet Secretary,
Rashtrapati Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110 004

Dear Sir.

Sub: Grant of increment on notional basis on 1st January & 1st of July to those employees retiring on 30th June / 31st of December - Apex Court order - reg.

Ref: NFIR's letter No. I/II Part I dated 11/12/2018 addressed to Secretary (Pers), MoF (DoE).

Check this : Revision of Pension of Pre 2006 Pensioners

Kind attention is invited to Federation's letter No. I/II/Part I dated 11/12/2018 sent to the Secretary, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure relating to grant of increment on notional basis on 1st January & 1st of July to those employees retiring on 30th June/31st of December and urging to implement Apex Court order. Federation feels sad to mention that though a period of about nine months has passed, action has not been taken to implement Honorable Supreme Court order. A copy of our letter dated 11/12/2018, mentioned ibid is enclosed for ready reference.

Federation requests the Cabinet Secretary to kindly intervene and see that benefit of increment on notional basis on 1st January & 1ss July is granted to those employees retiring / retired on 30th June / 31st December of the year and accordingly O.M. issued soon.
With regards,
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Check this Pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale

Pursuant to the implementation of the recommendations of 6th CPC the Staff Side of National Council (JCM) had raised the demand, urging that the Central Government Employees including Railway employees who complete one year service as on 30th June and 31st December every year should be granted one increment notionally on 1st January or 1st July for calculating settlement benefit of those employees who retire on 30th June or 31st December each year. The Government however did not agree to the demand on the plea that allowing increment is not covered under the rules.

In the above context, NFIR desires to bring to the notice of MoF that the High Court at Madras was approached by some employees through With Petition No. 15732/2017 praying relief in the matter. On 15/09/2017,the High Court at Madras decided on the Writ Petition and passed order as follows:-
"Para-7 The Petitioner herein had completed one full year service as on 30/06/2013, that the increment fell due on 01/07/2013, on which date he was not in service. In view of the above Judgment of this Court, naturally he has to be treated as having completed one full year-of service, though the date of increment falls on the next day of his retirement. Applying the said one notional increment for the period from 01/07/2012 to 30/06/2013, as he has completed one full year of service, though his increment fell on 01/07/2013, for the purpose of pensionary benefits and not for any other purpose"
Against the above order of the High Court an SLP was filed by the Government of India before the Hon'ble Supreme Court, which was however dismissed by the Apex Court.

The legal position as established above clearly indicates that the employee who has completed one full year service as on 30th June or 31st December, as the case may be, should be granted one notional increment despite the fact that the increment falls on 1st July or 1st January of the year. The Federation cites following illustration to prove our contention:-

"An employee who has completed one full year of service as on 30th June (date of birth being 30th June or 1st July) and 31st of December (date of birth being 31st December or 1st January) is eligible to get one notional /increment for the period from 01/07/2018. Similarly an employee is eligible to get one notional increment for the period from '01/01/2018 to 31/12/2018 even though the increment falls on 01/01/2019 whose date of retirement is 31/12/2018".

NFIR, therefore, requests the Secretary, MoF to kindly consider the above points and see that instructions are issued to all Ministries/Departments to grant increment on notation basis to the staff in the situations mentioned above to calculate the terminal/retirement benefits and also revise these benefits in favour of those who have already retired. A copy of instructions issued may kindly be enclosed to the Federation.
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Source: NFIR

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Railway Bonus 2019: 78 Days Productivity Linked Bonus to Railway Employees

Railway Bonus 2019

Cabinet
Cabinet approves Payment of PLB to railway employees for the FY 2018-19

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to over 11.52 Lakh eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/ RPSF personnel) for the Financial Year (FY) 2018-19, for maintaining industrial peace and motivation of railwaymen. This entails an expenditure of Rs. 2024.40 crores to the exchequer.

This is the sixth consecutive year that the Government led by Mr Narendra Modi has maintained a bonus of 78 days wages. It has never lowered it.

PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES 2019

  • Productivity Linked Bonus amounting to 78 days wages for over 11.5 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding RPF/ RPSF personnel) approved
  • Expenditure of over 2 thousand crores for FY 2018-19
  • Acknowledgement of employees contribution to efficient Railway operations
  • Aimed at maintaining high levels of motivation among railway personnel
Benefits :
Payment of PLB equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible railway employees (excluding RPF/ RPSF personnel) for the FY 2018-19 would result in motivating a large number of railway employees to improve the performance of the Railways and enhance the productivity levels further, besides maintaining industrial peace.

PLB to all non-gazetted railway employees is an acknowledgement of their contribution to the efficient running of the Railways.

There being large number of railwaymen and their families, this acknowledgement will enhance the sense of inclusiveness and equity among them.

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PIB

Indian Railway Bonus 2019 – Railway employees will get bonus equivalent to 78 days of wages

Indian Railway Bonus 2019 – Railway employees will get bonus equivalent to 78 days of wages

RAILWAY BONUS 2019

Indian Railways employees will get a bonus equivalent to 78 days of wages this year, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Wednesday. The move, the minister said in a press conference after the Cabinet meeting, will benefit 11 lakh railway employees.

Also check: Railway Bonus – Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to the Railway employees for the year 2018-19

The bonus will cost the government Rs. 2,024 crore, he said.

Mr Javadekar also said this will mark the sixth straight year in which the Railway staff will get a bonus.

Check this: Railway Bonus 2018 – PLB 78 Days to Railway Employees

Election Holiday 2019: Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll 23rd September 2019

Election Holiday 2019: Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll 23rd September 2019

Election Holiday 2019


Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll 23rd September 2019

F. No. 12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension s
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 12th September , 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye elections to State Legislative Assemblies for Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh on 23.09.2019 (Monday) – Grant of Paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – regarding

Check the Election Holidays 2019

As per the notification issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on 12th September 2019, bye-election to the following State Legislative Assemblies in the States of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh will be held on 23rd September 2019 (Monday).

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election
Commission of India, vide their letter No. ECI/ PN/77/ 2019, dated 25.08.2019, Bye -election to the following State Legislative Assemblies in the States of Chhattisgarh, Kerala, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh will be held on 23.09.20 19 (Monday).

Check this Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Election Commission of India
 
S.No.StatesNumber & Name of Assembly Constituency
1Chhattisgarh88 – Dantewada (ST)
2Kerala93 – Pala
3Tripura14 – Badharghat (SC)
4Uttar Pradesh28 – Hamirpur

2. In this regard, it is stated that the guidelines issued by this Department vide OM No. 12/14/99 -JCA, dated 10.10.2001 regarding closure of Government Offices and grant of paid holiday, may be followed by all the Central Government Offices, including the industrial establishments, in the concerned State

3. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned.

4 . Hindi version will follow.
(S. P. Pant)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India






Source: DoPT





Tuesday, September 17, 2019

DoPT Orders 2019 Amendment in the CCS Leave Rules 1972 consequent upon 7th CPC

DoPT Orders 2019

DoPT Orders 2019 Amendment in the CCS Leave Rules 1972 consequent upon 7th CPC

No. 11020/01/2017-Estt. (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Date: 30.8.2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Amendment in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 consequent upon the implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC.

The undersigned is directed to say that the Government has accepted the recommendations of the 7th CPC and implemented the same vide Notification dated 11.12.2018. This Notification has been uploaded in the Department's website also at the address. However, despite issue of the notification in this regard, some employees have been seeking formal and informal clarifications with regard to the amendments carried through the above Notification. Keeping this in view, following clarifications specifying the amendments carried out in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 vide the above said Notification are issued:

Also check: TYPES OF LEAVE ADMISSIBLE: Leave Rules – CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972

I. The amendments made in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 vide Notification dated 11.12.2018, have come into force w.e.f. 14.12.2018 when the Notification was published in the official gazette.

II. Government servants serving in a Vacation Department have been allowed Earned Leave in place of Half Pay Leave by amending Rule 28 and Rule 29.

III. With the amendment of Rule 43-C relating to Child Care Leave (CCL), following changes have been made:-
(a) CCL may be granted at 100% of the leave salary for the first 365 days and 80% of the leave salary for the next 365 days.
(b) CCL may be extended to single male parents who may include unmarried or widower or divorcee employees.
(c) For single female Government servants, the CCL may be granted for six spells in a calendar year. However, for other eligible Government servants, it will continue to be granted for a maximum of 3 spells in a calendar year.
IV. "Special Disability Leave for injury intentionally inflicted" under Rule 44 has been substituted by a new Leave named "Work Related Illness and Injury Leave (WRIIL)" which may be granted to a Government servant (whether permanent or temporary), who suffers illness or injury that is attributable to or aggravated in the performance of her or his official duties or in consequence of her or his official position. With the introduction of WRIIL, "Special Disability Leave for accidental injury" (under Rule 45) and Hospital Leave (under Rule 46) have been deleted. WRIIL has foil owing provisions:-

Also check: Child Care Leave - DoPT

(a) Full pay and allowances will be granted to all. employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.

(b) Beyond hospitalization, WRIIL will be governed as follows:
(i) Government servants (other than military officers) will be paid full pay and allowances for the 6 months immediately following hospitalization and Half Pay only for 12 months beyond that period. The Half Pay period may be commuted to full pay with corresponding number of days of HPL debited from the employee's leave account.
(ii) For officers of the Central Armed Police Forces (GAFF), full pay and allowances will be paid for the 6 months immediately following hospitalization, and full pay only for the next 24 months.
(iii) Personnel below the rank of officers of GAFF will be paid full pay and allowances, with no limit regarding the period of leave.
(iv) In the case of persons to whom the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 applies, the amount of leave salary payable under WRIIL shall be reduced by the amount of compensation payable under the Act.
(v) No EL or HPL will be credited during the period that employee is on WRIIL.
(Rajendra Prasad Tewari)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tele. No. 26164316
To,
All Ministries/ Departments of the Central Government

Source: DoPT

NPS - Progress of National Pension System by Railway Board Minutes of meetings

NPS

NPS - Progress of National Pension System by Railway Board Minutes of meetings

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBA No. 82/2019
No. 2018/AC-II/21/3
New Delhi, dated: 12.09.2019
PFAs and PCPOs,
All Indian Railways and PUs
Sub: Minutes of meeting of Board (FC & MS) with Dy. CAOs and Dy. CPOs of all Zonal Railways and Production Units held on 04.09.2019 and 05.09.2019 in Board's office.
Minutes of the meeting held on 4th and 5th September, 2019 in Railway Board's office is enclosed for in formation and necessary action.
DA: As above
(Anjali Goyal)
Pr. Executive Director/ Accounts
Railway Board
Also check: Minutes of meeting of Railway Board with PFAs and PCPOs: NPS and Pension Revision Issues

Minutes of meeting of Board (FC & MS) with Dy. CAOs and Dy. CPOs of all Zonal Railways and Production Units held on 04.09.2019 and 05.09.2019 in Board’s office

Significant debates and resolution

NPS contribution being deducted from salary without PRAN:
As per information obtained from IPAS, there were 1024 employees without PRAN from whom NPS deductions were made from salary in the month of July, 2019. Of these, 415 cases were in SCR, 404 cases in SWR and 119 cases in CR. This implies that the NPS recoveries in these cases would lie in the suspense and will lead to loss of interest to subscribers, which will have to be borne by the Railways. This position is available to the Railways
Action:
  • PED/A desired that IPAS exception reports should be viewed and acted upon by all Railways
  • All these cases may be reviewed, PRAN generated at the earliest, subscription remitted to the Trustee Bank forthwith.

Number of PRANs without Nomination and Mobile details

There are 35025 PRANs with nomination details and 44553 PRANS without Mobile No. Non-availability of Nomination details will delay settlement in case of Death of a Subscriber.
Action:
  • Mobile number has been made mandatory in CSR Form. For old cases, DDO/ PAO should insist on providing the same with the help of WLI. Subscribers should be educated about importance of having nomination and mobile no. in their PRANs.
  • Nomination and Mobile no. should be collected from every subscriber and updated immediately.
  • As a onetime effort, the Mobile numbers and email ids of these subscribers can be forwarded to NSDL for back end updation.
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Subscriber Coverage:

There is substantial gap in no. of registered subscribers and those receiving credits viz. ECR - 83.06%, NR - 87.56% and NER and SCR 89%.
Action:
  • DDOs/ PAOs should ensure all the registered subscribers are receiving regular contribution credits
  • SCFs uploaded should get matched and booked in the CRA system. Cancelled SCFs need to be re-uploaded on time.
  • The regular monthly contributions should be uploaded as “regular” and arrear contributions as “arrear”.

Withdrawal requests pending for purchase of annuity

There are 634 cases where the subscriber has not chosen the Pension plan.
Action:
  • Employees that have exited should be asked to make the option.
    Necessary informatory Youtube videos about the various pension plans are available.
  • Links of these videos are at Annexure -2. Railways/Units may arrange to broadcast these for the benefit of the subscriber/retirees.
  • NSDL offered training session for subscribers as well as Railway officals (Accounts & Personnel), on various aspects of NPS. Request for the same can be sent to NSDL under intimation to Railway Board For any queries/ assistance, PAOs may send an email to npsclaimassist@nsdl.co.in.

STATUS OF PENDING PENSION/FAMILY PENSION under NPS

  • Railway Board had directed Railways to send information on pending cases of pension and family pension in MCDO to FC. The information in not forthcoming from all the Railways. Submission of this information may kindly be ensured.
  • Further, it is noticed that several requests for family pension by family members of deceased NPS subscribers are pending on Railways mainly for want of documents from beneficiaries. This issue is being raised by Union/Federations and also by the beneficiaries in various forums.
  • Complaints are also received regarding non-revision of NPS pension as per recommendation of 7th CPC
  • Railways may review the pending position and ensure clearance thereof in a time bound manner.

Conclusion:

All Railways will ensure necessary action on the deficiencies discussed above and send an action taken report by 15th Oct., 2019 under signature of FA&CAO in charge of NPS.

Source: Indian railways

Deletion of MACP grant notice from 01.01.2006 rather than 01.09.2008 - High Court Order

MACP

Deletion of MACP grant notice from 01.01.2006 rather than 01.09.2008 - High Court Order

No.C-17/21/2019/ Confd-NG/ BSF/ 28858- 29158
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Directorate General Border Security Force
(Confd/Vig Dte – NG Section)
Block 10th, 5th Floor. CGO Complex.
Lodhi Road. New Delhi-03
Dated,the 13th Aug 2019
Disposal of notice for grant of macp from 01.01.2006 instead of 01.09.2008

In this connection. it is to inform that various Writ Petitions have been filed by Ex-BSF personnel before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi for grant of MACP benefits w.e.f. 01.01.2006 instead of 01.09.2008. in accordance with the judgment passed on 08.12.2017 by the Hon’ble Supreme Court in U01 V/S Balbir Singh Turn (Civil Appeal No. 3744 of 2016). The Writ Petitions, were listed before the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and during the hearing, the Hon’ble High Court has directed to withdraw these petitions with liberty to first approach the respondents with proper notice setting out the full particulars of each of the petitioners separately as stated by the Learned Counsel for the respondents
.
Also check: Important Supreme court Judgement - MACP should be given effect from 01.01.2016

In this regard, various representations dated 15.03.2019 were served by Shri 0 P Agarwal. Advocate, Supreme Court and High Court of Delhi, on behalf of the Ex-BSF personnel for considering their cases for grant of MACP from 01.01.2006 instead of 01.09.2008.

In this regard, it is intimated that, earlier in a similar case, in compliance to the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi vide order dated 21.08.2018 in WP(C) No.3549 of 2018 filed by Sum! Kumar Tyagi V/s U01 & Ors before Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, case was taken up with DoP&T through MHA to consider grant of MACP w.e.f, 01.01.2006 instead of 01 09.2008 in accordance with the decision dated 08.12.2017 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the case of Balbir Singh Turn & Anr However. after detailed consideration of the case, DoP&T did not accede to the proposal for grant of MACP w.e.f. 01.01.2006.

Also check: Delhi High Court Order – MACP is effective from 1.1.2006 as per 6th Pay Commission recommendation, as it forms part of Pay and NOT allowances

The details of representations alongwith reply sent to concerned individual with info to Shri O P Agarwal. Advocate. Supreme Court and High Court of Delhi, have been shared with concerned unit/HQ of personnel details attached as Appendix - “A” with this letter.

It is requested to down load the same for record and take necessary action in further, if required.

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Source - Confederation

51st anniversary of the historic strike conducted by Central Government Employees – Confederation

51st anniversary of the historic strike conducted by Central Government Employees - Confederation

51st year of 1968 September 19th strike

M.Krishnan
Secretary General, Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers

2019 September 19th is the 51st Anniversary of 1968 September 19th one day strike. All leaders and workers who led and participated in that historic strike have either retired from service or are no more.

The indefinite strike of Central Govt. Employees in1960 was the first major strike of Central Govt. Employees after independence. The five days strike from 1960 July 11 midnight was brutally suppressed by the Central Government declaring it as “Civil Rebellion”. The main demand of the strike was improvement and modifications in the 2nd CPC recommendations. The Need Based Minimum Wage, though adopted by the 15th Indian Labour Conference in 1957, was rejected by the 2nd CPC.

Also read: 53rd anniversary of ‘Glorious Strike’ of the Central Government Employees

The Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) was constituted in 1966 by then Home Minister Guljarilal Nanda, as per the decision of the Government. The apprehension of the progressive leadership that this negotiating machinery may not settle any major demands of the Central Govt. employees and may become just a talking shop or a time killing business, ultimately resulting in abnormally delaying the genuine demands, came true within a year of its formation. In the very first meeting of the National Council JCM, the following three demands were notified by the staff side.
  1. Grant of Need Based Minimum Wage as approved by the 1957 Tripartite Labour Conference.
  2. Merger of DA with Pay
  3. Revision of DA formula
After prolonged discussion for about one and a half year, disagreement was recorded. As per JCM Scheme once disagreement is recorded, the item should be referred to compulsory arbitration. But Govt. rejected the demand for arbitration. Protesting against this arbitrary stand of the Govt. the staff side leadership walked out of the JCM and decided to go for one day’s strike. A Joint Action Committee was formed and the date of the strike was decided as 19th September 1968. Even though, the INTUC affiliated organisations were initially a part of the strike decision, later on they decided not to join the strike due to the intervention of the then Congress Government headed by Smt. Indira Gandhi.

The following were the main demands of the strike charter of demands.
  1. Need Based Minimum Wage.
  2. Full neutralisation of rise in prices.
  3. Merger of DA with Basic Pay
  4. Withdrawal of proposal to retire employees with 50 years of age or on completion of 25 years of service.
  5. Vacate victimisation and reinstate victimised workers.
  6. No retrenchment without equivalent alternative jobs.
  7. Abolition of Contract and Casual Labour System.
Also check: Long pending demands of the Central Government employees – CHARTER OF DEMANDS OF CONFEDERATION

Strike notice was served and the Joint Action Council (JAC) decided to commence the strike at 06:00 AM on 19th September 1968. Intensive campaign was conducted throughout the country. AIRF, AIDEF and Confederation was the major organisations in the JAC. Govt. invoked Essential Services Maintenance Ordinance (ESMO) to deal with the strike. Govt. also issued detailed instructions to impose heavy penalty including suspension, dismissal, termination, Break-in-service etc. on the striking employees. Para-military force (CRPF) and Police were deployed to deal with the strike. Central Govt. gave orders to all state Governments to suppress the strike at any cost. It was a war-like situation. Arrest of Leaders started on 18th September itself. About 3000 employees and leaders were arrested from Delhi alone. All over India about 12000 Central Government employees and leaders were arrested and jailed.

Inspite of all these brutal repressive measures the strike commenced on 18th after noon itself at many places and was a thundering success all over India and in all departments including Railway, Defence, P&T etc. About 64000 employees were served with termination notices, thousands removed from service and about 40000 employees suspended. Seventeen (17) striking employees had been brutally killed at Pathankot, Bikaner, Delhi Indraprastha Bhavan and in Upper Assam lathi charge, firing by police and military and by running the train over the bodies of employees who picketed the trains.

Though the strike was only for one day on 19th September 1968, the victimisation and repression continued for days together. Struggle against victimisation also continued including work-to-rule agitation, hunger fast of leaders from 10th October 1968. There was unprecedented support to the strike and relief work and also to agitation for reinstatement of the victimized workers, from National Trade Unions, state employees and teachers Unions / Federations etc. A mass rally was organised before the residence of Prime Minister of India Smt. Indira Gandhi on 17th October, 1968.

Kerala was ruled by the Communist Govt. during the strike. Chief Minister Com. E.M.S.

Namboodiripad declared Kerala Govt’s full support to the strike of Central Government employees. The Central Govt. threatened dismissal of the Kerala Govt. for defying the Centre’s directive to suppress the strike.

1968 September 19th strike is written in red letters in the history of Indian Working Class. The demand raised by the Central Govt. employees - Need Based Minimum Wage - was the demand of entire working people of India. Even today, the Central Govt. employees and other section of the working class are on struggle path for realization of the Need Based Minimum Wage. The demand of the Central Govt. employees to modify the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission to ensure Need Based Minimum Wage is not yet conceded by the BJP-led NDA Government. Even the assurance given by three Cabinet Ministers including Home Minister, Finance Minister and Railway Minister regarding increase in Minimum Pay and Fitment formula is not honoured by the Govt. even after a lapse of three years and entire Central Government employees feel cheated.

It is in this background, last year we have celebrated the 50th year of 1968 September 19th strike all over the country in a befitting manner. On the 51st anniversary of the historic strike, let us pledge that we shall continue our struggle for realization of the demands raised by the martyrs of the 1968 strike. Let us pay respectful homage to those valiant fighters who sacrificed their life for the posterity. Let us salute and honour all those who participated in the historic strike, especially those who had been victimized severely for joining the strike.



Source: confederationhq

Monday, September 16, 2019

Grant of Transport Allowance @Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon to the IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme

IRMS - Indian Railway Medical Service

Grant of Transport Allowance @Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon to the IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No.PC-VI/ 397
No. PC-V/2010/A/TA/1
RBE No.138/2019
New Delhi, dated 21-08-2019
The General Manager/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Grant of Transport Allowance @Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon to the IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme.

Also check: Regarding Payment of Conveyance Allowance to IRMS Doctors

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dated 25-08-2015 whereby Railways were advised to keep in abeyance the payment of Transport Allowance @ Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon to IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme. Subsequently, as per the interim order dated 27-10-2015 of Hon’ble CAT/New Delhi in O.A No.3528/2015, Railways were advised vide this office letter of even number dated 06-11-2015 that the payment of Transport Allowance to IRMS officers @Rs.7000/-p.m. + DA thereon, be continued till further orders.

2. The Hon’ble CAT/ New Delhi vide order dated 28-05-2019 has now disposed of the said O.A No. 3528/2015 has observed as under :-
"The OA is, therefore, disposed of directing the respondents to take a final decision regarding extension or otherwise of the Transport Allowance at the rate of Rs: 7000/- per month plus DA, to the members of the applicant Association, within a period of three months from the receipt of this order. However, the amount already paid towards the said allowance shall not be recovered, and the respondents shall not be under an obligation to pay the said allowance until a final decision is taken. There shall be no orders as to costs."
3. The matter has been accordingly considered by the competent authority and in view of fact that IRMS officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- (now pay level -14) under DACPS except those who are holding pinpointed administrative SAG posts mentioned in Board’s letter No.2009/H/16/1DACP dated 26-02-2009, are not entitled for use of official car in terms of Board’s letter No.E(G)95AL4-9, dated 06-11-1995, it has been decided that such officer shall not be eligible to opt for higher rate of Transport Allowance @Rs.7000/- p.m.+DA thereon (which now stands revised to Rs.15750/- p.m.+DA thereon based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC). These officers are entitled for Transport Allowance @Rs.7200/3600 + D.A thereon as per row- 2 of Board’s letter of even number dated 3-8-2017.

Check this: Designations of doctors belonging to IRMS and Dental Doctors under the Ministry of Railways on posting to clinical posts

4. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of Railway Board.

5. Hindi version will follow.
Subhankar Dutta
Dy. Director, Pay Comission-5
Railway Board
Source: Indian Railways

Central Government employees have a low-interest house construction advance - House Building Advance (HBA)

House Building Advance (HBA)

Central Government employees have a low-interest house construction advance
Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the lowering of interest rates will encourage more government employees to buy new houses as they were “a major contributor” to the overall demand.
Also Read: 7th Pay Commission House Building Advance

New Measures to Boost Housing Sector

Relaxation of ECB guidelines for Affordable housing
  • ECB guidelines will be relaxed to facilitate financing for home buyers who are eligible under the PMAY, in consultation with RBI.
  • This is in addition to the existing norms for ECB for affordable housing.
House Building Advance
  • The interest rate on House Building Advance shall be lowered and linked with the 10 Year G Sec Yields.
  • Government servants contribute to a major component of demand for houses. This will encourage more government servants to buy new houses
Also Check: Clarifications regarding House Building Advance - HBA

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Revised syllabus for promotion to Postal Services (PS) Group B cadre - LDCE

LDCE

Revised Pattern for promotion to Postal Services (PS) Group B cadre

No. 9-04/2018-SPG -II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001.
Dated : 5 Sep, 2019.
To
All Chief Postmasters General
Sub : Revision of syllabus for promotion to PS Group 'B' cadre - Regarding.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to say that the syllabus for Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) for promotion to Postal Services Group 'B' cadre has been revised with the approval of the Competent Authority and the same is enclosed herewith.

The date for holding the Examination will be communicated separately by the DE Branch from time to time.

Yours faithfully,
Encl : as above.
(Vinayak Mishra)
Assistant Director General (SPG)

Also check: Grant of benefit of pay fixation at time of promotion to Inspector posts

Revised syllabus for promotion to PS Group 'B' cadre.

Paper - I
Acts
1) Consumer Protection Act, 1986
2) Prevention of Money Laundering Act, 2002

Inland/ Foreign Post
1) Indian Post Office Rules, 1933
2) Post Office Guide Part I
3) Post Office Guide Part II
4) Domestic/ Foreign Post guidelines issued by Directorate
5) Book of BO Rules

Mail Operations -
1) Postal Manual Volume V
2) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on Mail Network optimization Project I PNOP I Business Development

Money Remittance -
Guidelines issued by Directorate on eMO, iMO, IMTS and IFS MO

Saving Bank Scheme and Certificates
 1) Post Office Saving Bank General Rules, 1981.
2) Post Office Saving Account Rules, 1981
3) National Savings Recurring Deposit Rules, 1981.
4) National Savings Time Deposit rules, 1981.
5) National Savings MIS Rules, 1987.
6) National Savings Certificates Rules, 1960.
7) Senior Citizen Savings Scheme Rules, 2004.
8) National Savings Certificates (VIII Issue), 1989
9) Kisan Vikas Patra Rules, 2014
10) Public Provident Fund Scheme, 1968 ll) Sukanya Samridhi Yojana Rules, 2014
12) Post Office Saving Bank Manual Volume I & II
13) SB orders issued by Directorate from 01.01.2007 onwards.
14) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on Core Banking Services
15) Post Office Saving Bank (CBS) Manual

Postal Life Insurance and Rural PLI -

Check this: Promotion and Posting Orders – Merit List of AAO LDCE 2018

1) Post Office Life Insurance Rules, 2011
2) Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on PLI/ RPLI and Core Insurance solution

Organization of the Department -
1) Postal Manual Volume II (Chapter - I- organization),
2) Citizen Charter of Department of Posts.
3) Guidelines and instructions on complaint grievances handling in Department of Posts.

Guidelines issued by Directorate from time to time on IT modernization Project of Department of Posts
  1. Handbook on Philately
  2. Directorate instructions on Philately
Office Procedure -
1) Postal Manual Volume II - Chapter XI -Misc. Rules
2) Manual of Office Procedure
3) Annual Reoorts and Book of Information of D/o Posts

Material Management -
1) Postal Manual Volume II - Chapter VI (Stock), VIII(Printing), IX(Contracts), XII (Budget Estimates and control)
2) Chapter 6 of General Financial Rules,2017
3) CVC guidelines on Public procurement, guide-lines and instructions on e­ procurement.
4) Manual on policies and procedure for purchase of goods and services available on website of Ministry of Finance.

Establishment and Administrative matters -
1) Postal Manual Volume IV.
2) Instructions issued by Directorate and DoP&T on maintenance of APAR.
3) Schedule of Financial Powers of Divisional Heads, Head of the Circle, etc.
4) Welfare measures available to Departmental Employees and Gramin Dak Sevak of DoP.
5) DoP&T instructions issued from time to time on Establishment and administration.
6) Brochure on reservation, instructions regarding sports person reservation, compassionate appointment guidelines issued by DoP and DoP&T from time to time.
7) Recruitment Rules relating to various cadres in D/o Posts
8) Establishment Norms

Current Affairs 15 questions for 30 marks
Noting and Drafting for 25 marks each

Paper - II

Subjects
  1. Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964
  2. Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965
  3. Postal Manual Volume III
  4. Central Civil Services (Temporary Service Rules), 1965
  5. Brochure on Casual labourer
  6. Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972
  7. New Pension Scheme, 2004
  8. Central Civil Services (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981
  9. Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972
  10. Central Civil Services (Joining Time) Rules, 1979
  11. General Provident Fund (Central Service) Rules, 1960
  12. Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944
  13. Fundamental and Supplementary Rules
  14. Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988
  15. Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016
  16. Postal Financial Handbook Volume I and II
  17. General Financial Rules 20 17 other than public procurement
  18. Rules relating to Children Education allowance and reimbursement of Hostel Subsidy
  19. Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980
  20. Gramin Dak Sevak (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011.
  21. Central Administrative Tribunal Act, 1985 and its Rules
  22. Right to Information Act 2005 and RTI Rules 2012
  23. Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013
  24. Public Accountants Default Act, 1850
  25. Revenue Recovery Act, 1890
  26. Prevention of corruption Act, 1890
  27. Central Civil Services (Recognition of Service Association) Rules, 1993
  28. Goods and Services Tax (GST) Act, 2017
  29. Postal Manual Volume II Chapter III -Appeals and Petitions,
    Chapter IV - Personal matters,
    Chapter V - Security Deposits ,
    Chapter VII - Forged counterfeit stamps and defaced postage stamps, coins and currency notes
  30. Interface with India Post Payment Bank
  31. Preservation and Disposal of Postal Records
  32. Swatchh Bharat
  33. Inspection questionnaires.
  34. CSI Operating Manuals
Note : In both the papers, circular/ order/ guidelines/ Rules issued upto 31st December of the year preceding the year of examination will be part of the syllabus except the Annual Report and Book of Information for which latest report and information available in India Post Website will be taken for the purpose.

Revised Pattern for the promotion to PS Group "B" cadre


S. No. Heading Revised Pattern
  1. Marks Each paper will carry 300 marks
  2. Duration Duration for each paper is 3 hours
  3. No. of Questions 125 Questions of MCQ type in Paper I and Noting & Drafting for 25 marks each. 150 Questions of MCQ type in Paper II.
  4. Qualifying Marks 40% marks in each paper subject to an overall average of 45% for General category and 33% marks in each paper subject to overall average of 38% for SC/ST categories.
  5. Whether books allowed or not Both the papers of the examination will be conducted without books.
Source: Dept of Posts

Sunday, September 15, 2019

WB 6th PC implementation - Revised Pay Structure from January 2020


WB 6th PC implementation - Revised Pay Structure from January 2020

West Bengal 6th Pay Commission implementation - Revised Pay Structure from January 2020


On 13th September 2019, the State Chief Minister Mamta Banerjee stated in Kolkata that the Pay Panel Committee submitted its first report to the Government and the recommendations of the report will accept, she added.

The minimum basic pay may be raised to Rs.17.990 from the existing of level of Rs. 7000.
As per the recommendations of the Pay Commission report, the minimum gross salary will be more than Rs. 20,000 and the Gratuity ceiling will be increased to 10 lakh.


The Pay Commission also recommended to Dearness allowance merge with basic pay with new pay bands.

About then thousand crore rupees will be spent additionally from State exchequer for implementing all the recommendations of 6th pay commission including new pay structure to West Bengal Government Employees.

How to download of Arrear calculation sheet for pensioners

How to download of Arrear calculation sheet for pensioners

Pension seva SBI (state bank of India)

SBI has launch a website, where pensioners drawing pension from SBI can check their pension-related details instantly. One can view the pension payment details from the first pension onwards as well as other details.

Check this: 7th CPC DA Arrears Ready Reckoner Tables for Level-7

What are the services available in pension seva SBI
SBI Pension Seva is a website where pensioners of SBI can login and check their pension related details instantly.

The services available on pension seva sbi website include:
  • Download of Arrear calculation sheets
  • Download of Pensionslip/ Form 16
  • Pension Profile Details
  • Investment related details
  • Life Certificate status
  • Transactions Details
Also read: 7th CPC DA Arrears Ready Reckoner Tables for Level-13A
  • Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS)
  • EPPO provision for Defence/ Railway/ CPAO/ Rajasthan pensioners
Extended Benefits to Pensioners
  • SMS alert on mobile phone with pension payment details.
  • Pension slip through email/pension paying branch.
  • Facility to submit life certificate at any branch of State Bank of India.
  • Jeevan Pramaan facility available at branches.
  • Senior Citizen Savings Scheme (SCSS)
  • EPPO provision for Defence/ Railway/ CPAO/ Rajasthan pensioners

Thursday, September 12, 2019

NPS Prime Minister launches National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons

NPS

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Prime Minister launches National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons
12 SEP 2019

The Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi launched at Ranchi today, the National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons, a pension scheme for the Vyaparis (shopkeepers /retail traders and self-employed persons) with annual turnover not exceeding Rs 1.5 crore. The Governor of Jharkhand Smt. Draupadi Murmu, Chief Minister of Jharkhand Shri Raghubar Das, Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Arjun Munda, Minister of State for Labour & Employment (I/C) Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion. With this nation-wide launch, the facility for enrollment under the scheme has been made available to the prospective beneficiaries through 3.50 lakh Common Service Center (CSCs) across the country. In addition people can also self-enroll by visiting the portal maandhan.in/vyapari. The eligible Vyaparis can visit their nearest CSCs and get enrolled under the scheme. At the time of enrollment, the beneficiary is required to have an Aadhaar card and a saving bank/ Jan-dhan Account passbook only. He/ She should be within 18 to 40 years of age group. GSTIN is required only for those with turnover above Rs. 40 lakhs. The enrolment under the scheme is free of cost for the beneficiaries. The enrolment is based upon self-certification.

Government has approved National Pension Scheme for Traders and Self Employed Persons in acknowledgement of notable contribution of Vyaparis (shopkeepers/ retail traders and self-employed persons). It is a voluntary and contributory pension scheme for entry age of 18 to 40 years with a provision for minimum assured pension of Rs 3,000/- monthly on attaining the age of 60 years. The beneficiary should not be income tax payer and also not a member of EPFO/ ESIC/ NPS (Govt.)/ PM-SYM. The Central Government shall give 50 % share of the monthly contribution and remaining 50% contribution shall be made by the beneficiary. The monthly contribution is kept low to make it affordable. For example, a beneficiary is required to contribute as little as Rs.100/- per month at a median entry age of 29 years.

This pension scheme is one of the top priorities of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Government in its second term. According to the Ministry’s 100-day plan, this scheme will target enrolling 25 lakh subscribers in 2019-20 and 2 crore subscribers by 2023-2024. An estimated 3 crore Vyaparis in the country are expected to be benefited under the pension scheme.

PIB

NPS - Booking of expenditure towards Interest on delayed / non- deposit of National Pension System Contributions

NPS

Booking of expenditure towards Interest on delayed / non- deposit of National Pension System (NPS) Contributions
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBA No. 78 /2019
No. 2019//\C-l l / 21/6
New Delhi, dated 05.09.2019
  1. General Managers/ FA & CAOs etc (As per standard List 1)
  2. All attached offices/ Subordinates offices (As per standard List II)
Sub: Booking of expenditure towards Interest on delayed/non- deposit of National Pension System (NPS) Contributions.

Advanced Correction Slip No. 144 modifying/ introducing the existing/new detailed head under Sub Major Head 11 (erstwhile D.No. 13/Abstract 0) for booking of Revenue expenditure towards Interest on delayed /non-deposit of NPS Contributions and introduction of new Primary Unit for booking Interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contribution in both Revenue and Capital Expenditure i n Indian Railway finance Code Vol. I I (Second Reprint 2008) is enclosed for necessary
Contents of the correction slip may please be circulated suitably. Kindly acknowledge receipt.
DA: As above.
(Sanjeev Sharma)
Director Finance/ Accounts
Railway Board
Advance Correction Slip No. 144
Indian Railway Finance Code Vol. II (Reprint Edition 2008)

I. Please modify /introduce the detailed head under Sub Major Head 11 (erstwhile Demand No. 13/Abstract O) as under:

Minor Head
100 Govt. Contribution for Defined Contribution Pension Scheme

Sub Head
110 Govt Contribution for Defined Contribution Pension Scheme and Interest

Detailed Head
111 Government Contribution for Defined Contribution Pension Scheme.112 Interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS Contribution

II. Please introduce the following new Primary Unit for booking interest on delayed/ Non-deposit of N PS contributions under Revenue classification.

54 Interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contribution
III. Please introduce the following new Primary Unit for booking interest on delayed/ Non-deposit of NPS contributions under Capital classification.

54 Interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contribution

Note:

i. Expenditure on interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contributions in case of Capital portion (Construction and Production Units) establishment shall be booked to Primary Unit 54 - Interest on delayed/ non-deposit of NPS contributions under expenditure head to which Government Contribution to Defined Pension Scheme is being charged .

ii. Expenditure on interest on delayed/non-deposit of NPS contributions under Major Head 3001 (erstwhile Demand No. 1& 2) will be booked under Primary Unit 54 - Interest on delayed/ non-deposit of NPS contributions.

(Authority : Board's Letter No. 2019/ AC-11/ 21/6 dated 05.09.2019)
railway-board-order-2019-nps


Source: Railway Board

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

7th CPC Pay Matrix - Station Master category in Railways as entry Grade Pay under MACPS

NFIR

Reckoning Grade Pay Rs.4200/- Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Station Master category in Railways.

No. IV//MACPS/ 09/2019
Dated: 09/09/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Reckoning Grade Pay Rs.4200/- Level 6 of 7th CPC Pay Matrix as entry Grade Pay for granting financial upgradation under MACPS to the Station Master category in Railways - reg.

Federation feels disappointed that despite the above subject was listed in the PNM Agenda two years ago, there has been no decision from Railway Board till date.

Vide NFIR's letter of even no. dated 09/04/2019, merits of the case have been adequately explained besides extract of Item No. 31 of Railway Board's letter PC-V/99/1/1/1 dated 19/02/2002 has also been furnished. In terms of item No. 31 of Board's letter dated 19/02/2002, the Station Masters are entitled for 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS in GP 5400/ Level-9 (7th CPC). In this connection, Railway Board's letter No. PC- V/2019/ CC/7/WCR dated 05/04/2019 addressed to General Manager (P), W.C. Railway, Jabalpur allowing 3rd financial upgradation in terms of Board's letter dated 19th February,2002 (para 1.4) may be connected. It is however unfortunate that although the case of Station Master category gets covered by Railway Board's letter dated 19th February, 2002 for the purpose of entitlement of 3rd financial upgradation (GP 5400/Level-9) under MACPS, the Railway Board have not responded to Federation's PNM Item No. 15/2017 even after lapse of two years.

Attention is also invited to 7th CPC recommendation contained in para 11.40.55 of the report, relevant extract of which is placed below:-

"Keeping in mind the identical educational qualifications required for the posts of ASM and SM, with practically no difference in the functions performed by .them, and the historical importance of the post, it is recommended that the ASMs in GP 2800 should first be upgraded to GP 4200 and then fitted in the revised Pay Matrix. The cadre will then have 60 percent posts in Level 60 and 40 percent in Level 7. The designation of ASM may be abolished".

Federation once again urges upon the Railway Board to expedite action and decision, granting 3rd financial upgradation under MACPS to Station Master category in GP 5400/ Level-9.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah).
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

NITI - Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis

DoPT Orders 2019

NITI

Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis
No. 7/3/2018 EO(MM-II)Pt.I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(Office of the Establishment Officer)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 9th September, 2019
To,
All Secretaries,
Ministries / Departments of Government of India

Subject: Appointment of officers working in the Ministries/ Departments under CSS/ Non-CSS posts to National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog under Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis.

Sir/ Madam,
This is regarding filling up the posts of Deputy Secretary/ Director level in the National Institution for Transforming India (NITI) Aayog under the Central Staffing Scheme on lateral shift basis. The applications were invited for the post vide circular of even number dated 26.12.2018(copy enclosed).
It has been decided to extend the last date for submission of application till 16.10.2019.

This may be brought to the notice of all concerned and the application(s) of the eligible candidate(s) may please be forwarded accordingly.
Yours faithfully,
(J.Srinivasan)
Director (MM)


The officers who are working at DS/ Director level n different Ministries/ Departments under the Central Staffing Scheme/Non Central Staffing Scheme/ex-cadre posts will be eligible to apply for these posts. If the officer is selected for the post, it will be treated as a lateral shift'. which would entail additional tenure of three years as per the special dispensation allowed For appointment in NITI Aayog that permits total deputation tenure up to 8 years on shift in NITI Secretariat or vice versa. The +3 option would be available only to those officers who are already working on a CSS/Non-CSS post/ex-cadre post at the centre. The additional tenure is subject to completion of two years on the present stint on the deputation post and availability of cadre clearance. In the absence of cadre clearance (for +3 tenure), the tenure will be restricted to the balance period of four/five years central deputation tenure.

The post may be circulated amongst tile officers working on deputation at Deputy Secretary / Director or equivalent level on Central Staffing Scheme/ Non Central Staffing Scheme/ ex-cadre posts in the Government of India on priority basis. Names of the willing and eligible officers who can be spared by the Ministries/ Departments may be forwarded to this Department along with the approval of the Minister-in-Charge, cadre clearance (for +3 tenure vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data in the enclosed proforma and attested copies of ACR (s).

Source: DoPT

Pending demands of Central Government Employees - One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019 - BPMS

Pending demands of Central Government Employees - One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019

BPMS

Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)

REF: BPMS/ Cir/18th TC/ 17
Dated: 04.09.2019
To,
The Office Bearers & CEC Members
Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
&
The General Secretaries/ Presidents
Unions affiliated to this federation

Subject: One day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019 at Atal Samadhi (Sadaiv Atal), Delhi.

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Sadar Namaskar,

I hope all of you are quite well and busy in accelerating trade union activities to uplift the organization. It is for your kind information that Government Employees National Confederation has decided to conduct one day Hunger Strike on 14.10.2019 from 10:30 hrs to 15:30 hrs at Atal Samadhi (Sadaiv Atal), Near Rajghat, Delhi for various burning issues/ pending demands of Government employees like-
  • Eradication of unemployment and filling of vacant posts through permanent employees in various offices/ establishments of Central/ States/ Autonomous Bodies
  • Corruption free Government Departments
  • No efforts should be made regarding corporatization of establishments of Defence/ Railway/ Postal or any other Government Department
  • Restoration of Old Pension Scheme/ Removal of New Pension Scheme Extension of slab for Nil income tax liability upto 8 lakh
  • Calculation limit of Bonus should be extended upto 18000 based on recommendation of 7th CPC on Minimum Pay
  • Total abolition of Contract Worker System/ Outsourcing System for job of permanent nature in all Govt Departments
  • All Allowance should be paid as per 7th CPC recommendations from 01.01.2016
  • All employees of State Govt/ Autonomous Bodies should be granted Pay Structure of Central Government, wherever it is less beneficial to the Pay Structure of Central Government etc.
All the unions are requested to mark its presence by at least 5 members so that the hunger strike may be made successful.

With regards,
Brotherly Yours
(Mukesh Singh)
General Secretary
Source: BPMS

Guidelines on Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme CRR Scheme 2019-2020

Guidelines on Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme CRR Scheme 2019-2020
Objective

1.1 The objective and scope of the Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment Scheme (CRR) is to provide opportunities of counselling, retraining and redeployment to the separated employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) rendered surplus as a result of modernization, technology upgradation and manpower restructuring in the PSEs. The aim of retraining of the employees is to reorient them through short duration training programmes to enable them to adjust to the new environment and adopt new avocations after their separation from the PSEs due to VRS/VSS or retrenchment due to closure / restructuring of the enterprise. While it will not be possible to commit that the employees so restructured or retrenched would be provided with alternative employment, yet it should be desirable to reorient such employees so that they may engage themselves in income generating activities.

1.2 The counselling and training programmes will accordingly be planned in order to equip them with skills and orientation to engage themselves in self- employment/wage employment activities and rejoin the productive process even after their separation from the CPSEs. Redeployment of separated employees in gainful activities implies that they have been brought into the mainstream of economy. This also implies that they are contributing to national income.

Background

2.1 Government had setup a National Renewal Fund (NRF) in February, 1992 as a safety net for workers affected by re-structuring arising out of the new industrial policy. The objective was to provide funds, where necessary, for continuation of employees affected by restructuring or closure of industrial units both in the public and private sector and to provide funds for employment generation schemes both in the organized and unorganized sectors to provide social safety net. Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment of rationalized employees formed a part of NRF, which had been meeting expenses towards voluntary retirement of CPSE employees as also for rehabilitation of employees of the organized sector consisting of CPSEs, State PSEs and private sector.

2.2 The Voluntary Retirement Scheme (VRS) for employees of central PSEs was revised in May, 2000. With the revision of VRS Scheme, the NRF being administered by the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion ceased to exist and the activities of counseling, retraining and redeployment provided to separated employees from CPSEs and the organized sector under NRF converged under the Scheme of Counselling, Retraining and Redeployment (CRR) for the rationalized employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises under implementation by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) since 2001-02.

Salient Features of the Scheme

3.1 The three main elements of the CRR Scheme and the eligibility criteria are as follows:-

3.2 Counselling: 

Counselling is the basic pre-requisite of the rehabilitation programme of the separated employees. The separated employee needs psychological counselling to absorb the trauma of loss of assured livelihood and to face the new challenges both for himself and for the members of his family who may continue to depend upon him. He /she particularly needs support to plan his compensation amount and other financial benefits he receives from the CPSE due to his separation, so that his limited funds are managed prudently and not wasted on immediate consumption or non-productive expenditure. Thirdly, he needs to be made aware of the new environment of market opportunities so that he may, depending upon his aptitude and expertise, take up economic activities and continue to be in the production process.

3.3 Retraining:

The objective of such training is to help the separated employees for rehabilitation. The trainees will be helped to acquire necessary skills/expertise/orientation to start new avocations and re-enter the productive process after loss of their jobs. These training programmes will be short duration programmes according to the trade or activity as decided.

3.4 Redeployment: 

It will be the endeavor to redeploy such rationalized employees in the production process through the counselling and retraining efforts. At the end of the programme, VRS/VSS optees/ dependents should be able to engage themselves in alternate vocations of self/wage employment. Although there cannot be any guarantee that the separated employee will be assured of alternate employment, yet possible help from the identified nodal training agencies as well as from the CPSEs concerned would be extended to them for starting new avocations.

3.5 Eligibility:

In order to be eligible to be included in the Scheme, the VRS optee should be below 58 years of age, if he/she wants training himself/herself. If VRS Optee does not want to come forward for training, the benefit of the Scheme could be extended to the dependent of VRS Optee and one person per family of a VRS optee could also be considered in lieu of VRS Optee having age of upto 60 years. However, VRS optees would be given priority over the family members. Following eligibility criteria will apply for including the dependents of VRS optees under CRR Scheme:
  • Minimum age - 18 years
  • Maximum age - 45 years (in case wife of VRS Optee is a dependent,there would be no age bar)
  • Only one dependant, that too who is unemployed, will be considered from each family.[Note: In case of deceased VRS Optee (upto 60 years of age), his/her dependent, if not earlier undergone training under CRR Scheme, will be considered for the benefit of the Scheme.]

Monday, September 9, 2019

Massive Dharna Warning Week from 16 to 19 September, 2019 AIRF

Massive Dharna Warning Week from 16 to 19 September, 2019 

AIRF

AIRF/ 24(C)
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dated: September 3, 2019
Dear Comrades,
Observance of countrywide "Warning Week" from 16-19 September, 2019

As all of you are aware that, burning issue of Corporatization and Privatization was discussed in the meeting of the Standing Committee of AIRF held on 1st September, 2019 at New Delhi.

After long drawn deliberations it was decided to lodge strong protest against such move of the Ministry of Railways (Government of India). Accordingly, it is decided to observe "Warning Week" from 16th to 19th September, 2019, calumniating on 19th September, the "Sahidi Diwas".

All of your are requested to take appropriate action by directing Branch and Divisional Units to observe the "Warning Week" by holding massive dharna, demonstration and rallies, right from the Branch to Headquarters level.

The programme should be given wide publicity through print and electronic media and the report of the observance be sent to AIRF Office.

This may please be treated as "Most Urgent".

With Warm Greetings of Durga Puja and Diwali,

Source: AIRF

CGHS - Issue of OPD Medicines for CGHS beneficiaries going abroad

CGHS

Issue of OPD Medicines for CGHS beneficiaries going abroad
No.1-40/2019-CGHS/C&P/DIR/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Directorate General of CGHS

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 110 011
Dated the 19th August , 2019
OFFICE ORDER

Subject: - Issue of OPD Medicines for CGHS beneficiaries going abroad


With reference to the above subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to Circular No 4-20/2003 - C&P Section dated the 28th April , 2005 vide which guidelines were issued for supply of OPD Medicines for upto '6' months to CGHS beneficiaries , who are going to stay abroad and to state that the matter has been reviewed by this Ministry and it is now decided in modification of the earlier guidelines that hereinafter, Chief Medical Officer I/C of concerned CGHS Wellness Centre is empowered for issue of OPD medicines for upto six months to the CGHS beneficiaries visiting abroad, subject to submission of the following documents:

(a) Copy of valid CGHS Card.
(b) Valid prescription for six months.
(c) Documentary Proof of going abroad like ticket , visa etc.
(Dr. Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS
Source: CGHS

Friday, September 6, 2019

Engagement of retired central Government officers as consultants at Section Officer & Assistant Section Officer level – DoPT Orders 2019

DoPT Orders 2019


Engagement of retired central Government officers as consultants at Section Officer & Assistant Section Officer level

F.No. 21/2/2018-CS.l (P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.l Division)

2nd Floor,’A’wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 5th September, 2019

Subject:- :- Engagement of retired central Government officers as consultants at Section Officer & Assistant Section Officer level – Extension of last date of applications thereof -reg.

The undersigned is directed to circulate the Circular No. MoES/18/01 /2013 -Estt (vol.IV) dated 28.08.2019 (along-with enclosures) received from Ministry of Earth Sciences inviting applications from retired/retiring Government employees to work as full time Consultants at Section officer and Assistant Section officer Level in Ministry of Earth Sciences at Prithvi Bhawan, New Delhi.

In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries/ Departments.

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

To,
All Ministries /Departments (through DOPT’s website)

It is proposed to prepare a panel of retired/retiring Government employees to-work as full time Consultants at Section Officer Level and Assistant Section Officer Level in Ministry of Earth Sciences at prithvi Bhavan (opp. Habital centre), Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110 003.

Willing and eligible retired/ retiring officers of the Government of India may send their bio-data as per Annexure (attached overleaf) to the Under Secretary (Estt.) , Ministry of Earth Sciences, Room No.206, prithvi Bhawan, New Delhi on or before 23rd August 2019. The terms and conditions and
remuneration are as follows

I. Eligibility

    i. Must have retired at least from Central Government Service at Section Officer/ Assistant Section Officer (CSS) level.
    ii. Must be well acquainted with the functioning of Government/Ministries.
    iii. Should be well aware of various rules/ regulations of Government of India, capable to Vigilance matters, Cash matters etc.
    iv. Age limit up to 65 years (preferable 63 years)

II. Terms & Conditions

    i) Engagement shall initially be for a period of one year or till regular incumbents becomes available whichever is earlier
    ii) Extension of engagement, if any, shall be at the sole discretion of competent authority
    iii) Working hours Limit be from 9.00 am to 5.30 pm. However, in exigencies of work he/she may be required to sit late and may be called on Saturday / Sunday and other Gazetted holidays.
    iv) Engagement may he terminated at any time by the competent authority without assigning any reason and without any notice.
    v) Recruitment is only for Ministry of Earth Sciences at Prithvi Bhavan (opp. Habitat Centre), New Delhi-110 003
    vi) No typing assistance shall be provided.

III Remuneration

The consolidated consultancy fee to be paid would be Rs. 35,000/- per month for Section officer & Rs. 30,000/- pet month for Assistant Section Officer.

Ministries/Departments may also give this circular a wide publicity among their staff and bring it to the notice of their Attached Offices.

Download: APPLICATION FOR ENGAGEMENT AS CONSULTANT IN MINISTRY OF EARTH SCIENCES

Availing benefit of Additional Relief on Death / Disability of the Government Servant covered under NPS

NPS


Availing benefit of Additional Relief on Death / Disability of the Government Servant covered under NPS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE
TAIKOOT-II,BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066

CPAO/IT&Tech /NPS Procedure/ 22 Vol-III/P.F./2019- 20/85-92

04.09.2019

Office Memorandum

Subject: Accounting Procedure for crediting the amount withdrawn by the pensioner from PFRDA and interest thereon in to Government Account for availing benefit of Additional Relief on Death/ Disability of the Govt Servant covered under NPS-reg.

Attention is invited to DP&PW OM. No. 38/41/06/P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009 to be read with OM No. 28/03/2018-P&PW(B) dated 02.04.2018 wherein it is stated the “The Exit and Withdrawals under NPS regulations 2015 provides in para 6(e) that if the subscriber or the family members of the deceased subscriber, upon his death, avails the option of additional relief on death or disability provided by the Government, the Government shall have right to adjust or seek transfer of the entire accumulated pension wealth of the subscriber to itself. The subscriber or family members of the subscriber availing such benefit shall specifically and unconditionally agree and undertake to transfer the entire accumulated pension wealth to the Government, In lieu of enjoying or obtaining such additional reliefs like family pension or disability pension or any other pensionary benefits from such Government authority.” It is also stated in the OM dated 02.04.2018 that “the family of the deceased Govt. servant is entitled to family pension under old pension scheme, if they want to avail the benefits under old pension scheme. In this case the entire accumulated funds under NPS may be recovered from the family with interest However, the possibility to adjust the recovery of accumulated wealth from arrears of family pension may also be explored. “

References have been received from the Pay & Account Offices for accounting procedure for N PS corpus deposited by the pensioner/family pensioner or received from PFRDA.

O/o the CGA vide its U O no. 1(7)(2)/2010/Cla/TA/205 dated 05.08.2019 has suggested the accounting procedure for the amount of NPS corpus received from pensioner/family pensioner/ PFRDA as under:

  •     The amount received may be deposited into the existing government account of the PAO concerned.
  •     The receipt may be accounted for by crediting MH 0071- Contributions and Recoveries towards Pension and other retirement benefits, 01- Civil. Minor Head 101-Subscriptions and Contributions. A new sub-head ‘Accumulated Pension Wealth in respect of N PS subscribers’ may be got opened under the above head for the purpose, if already not opened.

All the Pr. CCAs/CCAs/CAs/ AGs/Administrators of UTs are requested to instruct concerned PAOs to follow the accounting procedure mentioned above.

Sd/-
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Dy. Controller of Accounts)

Source: CPAO

CPAO – Discontinuation of BSR code

CPAO


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE

TRIKOOT-II, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE,
NEW DELHI-110066
19.08.2019

CPAO/IT&Tech/e-PPO/ 6(Vol-X)(D)/2019-20/

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Discontinuation of BSR code-regarding.

The Central Pension Accounting Office, Deptt. of Expenditure, M/o Finance has been entrusted with the work for implementation of the ‘Scheme for payment of Pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners’, arranging payments of Pension through Authorized Banks to the Pensioners retired from Government Service and to maintain and compiling the accounts on the basis of the scrolls received from the Authorised Banks.

At present, BSR Code is being used to identify the home branch of the pensioners to send the physical PPO booklets with annexure. It is also being used for reconciliation of pension payments made by the banks and the reimbursement made by the RBI to all the Pension disbursing Bans. It is stated that the BSR Code of the Home Branch of the Bank is not known to the Pensioners which delays in the finalization of their Pension cases . Therefore, this office would like to shift from BSR Code to IFSC Code for discharging the work mentioned above.

However, it is appreciated that discontinuation of BSR Code will entail systematic changes in the whole pension processing chain. It is requested to give your view on shifting from BSR Code to IFSC Code for processing the pension cases of the pensioners concerned under ‘Scheme for payment of Pension to Central Government Civil Pensioners’ .

This issues with the approval of the Chief Controller.

Sd/-
(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Dy. Controller of Accounts)

Source: CPAO

Thursday, September 5, 2019

CGHS - Annual Health Check-up at Hospitals empanelled under CGHS in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries aged 75 years and above

CGHS

Annual Health Check-up at Hospitals empanelled under CGHS in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries aged 75 years and above

Z 15025/ 36/2019/ DIR/CGHS/ CGHS(P)pt
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated, the 19th August, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Annual Health Check-up at Hospitals empanelled under CGHS in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries (Primary card holders) aged 75 years and above- regarding

With reference to the above mentioned subject, the undersigned is directed to state that the matter relating to Annual Health Check-up at private hospitals empanelled under CGHS in respect of elderly CGHS beneficiaries was under consideration at this Ministry and it has now bean decided that hereinafter, CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries (Primary Card holders) aged 75 years and above shall be permitted to undergo ‘Annual Health Check-up’ at CGHS empanelled hospitals.

Permission in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries (Primary Card holders) aged 75 years and above shall be granted by CMO in charge of CGHS Wellness Centre.

The private hospitals empanelled under CGHS shall perform the Annual Health Check-up at CGHS rates and extend cashless facility for the same in respect of CGHS Pensioner beneficiaries (Primary Card holders) aged 75 years and above.

(Rajeev Attri)
Under Secretary to Government of India
Source: CGHS

DoPT Orders 2019 Account Officer in Level-10, Rs. 56,100-1,77500/- of the pay matrix on Deputation basis in DGCA

DoPT Orders 2019

Filling up of one post (01) of Account Officer in Level-10, Rs. 56,100-1,77500/- of the pay matrix on Deputation (including short term contract) basis in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA)
F.No.21/07/2019-CS-I(P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.I Division)
2nd Floor,'A'wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market,
New Delhi
Dated 3rd September, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Filling up of one post (01) of Account Officer in Level-10, Rs. 56,100 - 1,77,500/- of the pay matrix on Deputation (including short term contract) basis in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) - reg.

The undersigned is directed to circulate office Memorandum No. A-60015/ 53/2017.D G Section - MoCA dated 28/08/2019 received from Ministry of Civil Aviation (along with enclosures) for filling up of on post of Account officer in Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) on Deputation (including short term contract) basis.

2. It may be noted that cadre clearance from c.S.I Division will be required in case of Under Secretary and above level officers of CSS applying for deputation.

3. In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries/Departments.
(Sanjay Kumar Das Gulta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
To,
All Ministries/ Departments (through DOPT' s website)


Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) intends to fill up the 01 Post of Accounts Officer (General Central Service Group 'A', Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) in Level - 10, Rs, 56,100- 1,77,500/- of the pay matrix on Deputation (including short-term contract) basis. 

(i) Eligibility:

(a) (i) holding analogous posts on regular basis in the parent cadre or department; or
(ii) with two year's regular service in the grade rendered after appointment there to on a regular basis in Level-8 (Rs. 47600-151100) in the Pay Matrix or equivalent or
(iii) with three year's service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in Level-7 (Rs. 44900-142,00) in the Pay Matrix or equivalent; or
(iv) with eight years of service in the grade rendered after appointment thereto on a regular basis in Level-6 (Rs. 35400-112400) in the Pay Matrix or equivalent; and

(b) Qualified in Subordinate Accounts Service or equivalent of any of the organized Accounts Service; or

Successful completion of training in the Cash and Accounts Work in the institute of Secretariat Training and Management or equivalent and a minimum of five years experience in Cash, Accounts and Budget Work.

(ii) Age:
The officers should not have crossed the age of 56 years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

(iii) Scale:- Level - 10, Rs.56,100 - 1,77,500/- of the pay matrix as per the recommendations of 7th CPC.

2. Period of deputation (including short term contract) including period of deputation (including short term contract) in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other organization or Department of the Central Government shall not exceed Three years.

3. The terms & conditions and Pay & allowances of the officers selected for appointment on deputation basis will be governed as per the provisions contained in Government of India, DoP&T's OM No. 6/08/2009 0 Estt. (Pay,II) dated 17.06.2010, as amended from time to time.

4. While forwarding the applications in the prescribed format (Annexure) in respect of eligible officers who are interested and can be spared in the event of their selection, the following documents may also be sent alongwith the application:-
(i) Application in the prescribed pro-forma (Annexure)
(ii) Copies of upto-date and complete Annual Performance Appraisal Report / Annual Confidential Report (APAR/ ACR Dossiers) of the last five years, which should be certified by the officer not below the rank of Under Secretary.
(iii) Integrity Certificate
(iv) Vigilance Clearance including certification that no Disciplinary Proceedings / Criminal Proceedings are either pending or contemplated against the applicant.
(v) List of minor/major penalty, if any, imposed on the applicant during last 10 years.
5. Complete application with the above documents, duly signed by the authorized officer, should be forwarded through proper channel to the undersigned within 60 days from the date of advertisement in Employment News.

6. The candidates who apply for the post will not be allowed to withdraw their candidature subsequently.

Encls: As above.
Yours faithfully,
(Pavan Malviya)
Deputy Director of Administration
Source: DoPT

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