Wednesday, August 28, 2019

NFIR - Denial of LC Gate Allowance to the Gate Keepers/ Gatemen of Operating in Railways

NFIR - Denial of LC Gate Allowance to the Gate Keepers/ Gatemen of Operating in Railways

NFIR

Dated: 22/08/2019
No.1/5(g)/2019
The Secretary (E)
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Denial of LC Gate Allowance to the Gate Keepers / Gatemen of Operating in Railways - reg.

Ref: NFIR's letter No.I/5(g)/Pt.VI dated 04/06/2018 & 17/08/2018 to the Railway Board.

NFIR once again invites the kind attention of Railway Board to the Federation's letters dated 04/06/2019 & 17/08/2018, urging upon the Railway Board to grant LC Gate Allowance to the Operating Department Gate Keeper / Gatemen on par with those Gate Keepers of Civil Engineering Department' It is however said to mention that neither orders issued to GMs for payment of LC Gate Allowance to the Operating Department Gate Keeper / Gatemen nor reply sent to the Federation on the subject matter.

It needs to be appreciated that pursuant to the acceptance of 7th CPC recommendation, the Railway Board issued orders vide RBE No.87/2017 dated 10/08/2017 and RBE No.110/2017 dated 30/08/2017, granting LC Gate Allowance to the Civil Engineering Department Gate Keepers. These instructions should have been applied to the Operating Department Gate Keepers also automatically, Discriminating Operating Department Gate Keepers in respect of LC Gate Allowance is totally unjustified as the Gate Keepers of Operating Department have been performing similar nature of duties, being performed by Civil Engineering Gate Keepers.

The Operating Department Gate Keepers are extremely disappointed over non-payment of LC Gate Allowance to them, while similarly placed Gate Keeper of Civil Engineering Department are paid the same w.e.f. 1st July 2017.

The Railway Board has constituted EDs Committee to consider the categories which are to be recommended for payment of risk and hardship allowance. NFIR had already given detailed proposal to the EDs Committee, justify for bringing various categories of staff under the ambit of risk and hardship matrix for payment of risk and hardship allowance. However the case for payment of LC Gate Allowance of Operating Department need not be linked to the EDs Committee as this case is different to that of risk and hardship allowance, therefore this crucial point be considered for allowing payment of LC gate allowance to the operating department gate keepers at par with Civil Engineering Department.

NFIR therefore once again urges upon the Railway Board to kindly expedite action for granting LC Gate Allowance to the Gate Keepers of Operating Department w.e.f. 1st July 2017. Federation may kindly be replied of action being taken on the subject early.

Yours faithfully,
(Dr M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion / grant of NFSG in respect of officials who are already granted the benefit under MACP Scheme

DoPT Orders 2019

Fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion / grant of NFSG in respect of officials who are already granted the benefit under MACP Scheme
MOST IMMEDIATE
No.25/7/2019-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 27th August, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 
Subject: Seeking data regarding fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion / grant of NFSG in respect of officials who are already granted the benefit under MACP Scheme -regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 12/2/2015- CS.II(B) dated 16.11.2015 and OM No. 12/3/2016-CS.II(B) dated 19.07.2016 wherein the SSAs of SL-2003 (Extended) and SSAs of SL-2004-2009 were granted NFSG and promoted subsequently to the grade of Assistant Section Officer on ad-hoc basis. It has come to notice that a large number of Ministries / Departments have fixed the pay of the SSAs belonging to CSCS in the following manner:

S.NoSituationsPay fixation on NFSGPay fixation on next promotion as ASO
(a)SSAs without the benefit of MACP (with Grade pay of Rs. 2400/-One increment @ 3% was granted and pay fixation in GP of Rs. 4200/- One increment @ 3% was granted and pay fixation in GP of Rs. 4600/-
(b)SSAs with the benefit of MACP (with Grade pay of Rs. 2800/-One increment @ 3% was granted and pay fixation in GP of Rs. 4200/- No increment was granted Only, the difference in GP (i.e. 4600-4200=400) was allowed.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Establishment Division, DoP&T in the light of the OM No. 35034/3/ 2008 -Estt (D) dated 04.07.2017 modifying the para 4 of Annexure-I of the OM dated 19.05.2009, which is as under:-
"Benefit of pay fixation available at the time of regular promotion shall also be allowed at the time of financial upgradation under the Scheme. Therefore, the pay shall be raised by 3% of the total pay in the pay band and the grade pay drawn before such upgradation. There shall, however, be no further fixation of pay at the time of regular promotion I grant of Non Functional Scale. if it is in the same grade pay as granted under MACPS. However, at the time of actual promotion I grant of Non Functional Scale. if it happens to be in a post carrying higher grade pay than what is available under MACPS, no pay fixation would be available and only difference of grade pay would be made available. At the time of such regular promotion I grant of Non-Functional Scale to the higher grade pay than what has been given under MACPS, the employee shall have the option to draw the difference of Grade Pays from the date of such regular promotion I grant of Non- unctional Scale or the date of accrual of next increment in the pay allowed under MACP"
3. As every financial upgradation including Non-Functional upgradation (NFS/ NFSG) is treated as an offset against financial upgradation under MACP and also keeping in view the fact that the spirit of the para 4 of MACP was to disallow the double benefit of pay fixation, is stated that practice followed by Ministry/Department for pay fixation as shown in the table against sl. no. (b) in para 1 above is erroneous. Therefore, the pay should be fixed in the following manner:

S.NoSituationsPay fixation on NFSGPay fixation on next promotion as ASO
(a)SSAS without the benefit of MACP i.e.with Grade pay of Rs. 2400/-One increment @ 3% is to be granted and pay should be fixed in the GP of Rs. 4200/-One increment @ 3% is to be granted and pay should be fixed in GP of Rs. 4600/-
(b)SSAs with the benefit of MACP (with Grade pay of Rs. 2800/-No increment was granted Only, the difference in GP (i.e. 4200-2800=1400), should be allowed.One increment @ 3% is to be granted and pay should be fixed in GP of Rs. 4600/-

4. In view of above, all the cadre units of CSCS are requested to take necessary action as advised in the para 3 above. Simultaneously, they are also requested to send the information as per the format given in the Annexure-I to this OM for further examination of the issue of recovery of pay for taking a view at this end. The information may be sent latest by 09.09.2019 positively. In case of no information, 'Nil' report is required to be sent by the stipulated date.
(Vasanthi V Babu)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Telefax: - 24623157
To
Dir / DS(Admn.) of CSCS cadre
(As per Annexure-II)
ANNEXURE- I

MACP-annexure-dopt-2019

Source: DoPT

Grants-in-aid for the year 2019-2020 to the Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Association - Submission of Accounts for the year 2018-2019

DoPT Orders 2019

Grants-in-aid for the year 2019-2020 to the Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Association - Submission of Accounts for the year 2018-2019

No. 7/02/2019- Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
The Secretaries of the,
Central Government Employees,
Residents Welfare Associations (recognised by DoPT)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi,
Dated: 27th August, 2019

Subject: Grants-in-aid for the year 2019-2020 to the Central Government Employees Residents Welfare Associations- Submission of Accounts for the year 2018-2019 - 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 t.he 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 Performa. (copy enclosed)

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 hodies 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 fulfillment of conditions as laid in para (b) to (h) of clause II (2) of the O.M. No. 5/8/2013 - Welfare dated 3rd June, 2014.
b. Grants-in-aid admissible will be subject to an upper ceiling of Rs.10,000/- during a financial year.
c. Consolidated accounts 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 31.03.2019 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 fol' the previous year have been approved may be submitted (Annexure 'K').
h. Utilization Certificate in respect of the grants in-aid provided by this Depmtment 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 2017-18 and 2018-19 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 2018-19.
i. A report on the activities of the 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')
2. 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.

3. CGERWAs are requested to send their request complete in all respect, in the prescribed proformae, to DoPT by 15.10.2019 for further necessary action in the matter.
Note: Incomplete Accouuts for the year 2018-19, for receiving the grants-in-aid for the year 2019-20, will not be entertained by this Department.
Yours faithfully,
(Kulbhushin Malhora)
Under Secretary (RW A)
Tel.: 24646961
Source: DoPT

Strengthening of administration – Periodical Review under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972- Revised composition of Representation Committee

DoPT Orders 2019

Strengthening of administration - Periodical Review under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972- Revised composition of Representation Committee.

F.No.25013/01/2013-Estt.A-lV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 27th August, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Strengthening of administration - Periodical Review under FR 56(1) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 - Revised composition of Representation Committee regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T's OM of even number dated the 10th August, 2017 on the above-mentioned subject and to convey the decision of the Competent Authority to re-constitute the Representation Committee as under :-

(i) Dr (Ms) Preeti Sudan, IAS (AP:83), Secretary, Department of Health & Family Welfare in lieu of Ms Aruna Sundararajan, IAS (Retd.);
(ii) Ms Rachna Shah, IAS (KL:91), JS, Cabinet Secretariat; and
(iii) One member nominated by Cadre Controlling Authority
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of lndia
To
All Secretaries of Ministries/ Departments
(As per Standard List)

Source: DoPT Orders 2019

Revised proposal for filling up of the 11 posts of Deputy Director of Airworthiness in Level 12, Rs.78800-209200/- of the pay matrix on Deputation basis in DGCA

DoPT Orders 2019

Revised proposal for filling up of the 11 posts (subject to change) of Deputy Director of Airworthiness in Level 12, Rs.78800-209200/- of the pay matrix on Deputation (including short term contract) basis in DGCA
F.No.21/07/2019-CS-I(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 27th August, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Revised proposal for filling up of the ll posts ( Subject to change) of Deputy Director of Airworthiness in Level 12, Rs.78800-209200/- of the pay matrix on Deputation (including short term contract) basis in DGCA - reg

The undersigned is directed to circulate office Memorandum No. A-60015/1268/2015.D G Section-MoCA dated 18/08/2019 received from Ministry of Civil Aviation (along with enclosures) for filling up of posts Deputy Director of Airworthiness.

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

In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries / Departments.
(Sanjay Kumar Das dupta)
Under Secretary to the Govemment of India
Tele:- 24629412
To,
All Ministries/ Departments (through DoPT's website)
Name of Post - Deputy Director Airworthiness
No.of Post - 11 (subject to change)
Pay Scale - Pre-revised scale of PB-3, Rs. 15600 - 39100 with GP of Rs. 7600/- (Level - 12, Rs. 78800 -209200/-of the Pay Matrix as per the recommendations of 7th CPC)
Source: DoPT Orders 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

LEAVE AND ATTENDANCE Amendment 2019 and Special Casual Leave for Officers

LEAVE AND ATTENDANCE Amendment 2019 and Special Casual Leave for Officers

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam,
Dethi Cantt-110010.
No. AN/III/3060/I/Vol. VIII
dated 23.07.2019
To
All PCsDA/ PCsA (Fys.)/ PIFAs,
CsDA/ CsFA (Fys.)/ IFAs/ RTCs.
(through CGDA website).

Subject: Amendment to OM Part-I (2014 edition): Circulation of CS No. 06/2019 & 07/2019.
Correction Slips no. 06/2019 & 07/2019 of the Office Manual Part-I (2014 edition) has been uploaded on website for information and updation of OM Part-I. The Correction Slip will not be forwarded separately.
Please download the Correction Slip and update the concerned Paras of the Office Manual Part-I (2014 edition).
sd/-
(Rajeev Ranjan Kumar)
Dy. CGDA (AN)
Amendment to OM Part-I (Edition 2014)
Correction Slip No. 06/2019.

CHAPTER V
LEAVE AND ATTENDANCE
Leave (i) Officers – Para-221
For
The grant of leave to the CGDA requires the sanction of the Ministry of Defence (Finance). For officers in the HAG + Scale, HAG and officers in the Senior Administrative Grade (other than those serving under Principal Controllers of Defence Accounts and equivalent-post), CGDA is the leave sanctioning authority. For SAG officers serving in the Factories organisation and Principal Corttroller of Defence Accounts Organisation, Principal Controller of Accounts(Factories) and Principal Controller of Defence Accounts are the leave sanctioning authorities.

Powers to grant leave to the IDAS Officers of the rank of Addl CDA/Joint CDA and below including Probationary officers, is vested in the Principal Controller / Controller of Defence Accounts except where substitutes are required.

Read
The grant of leave to the CGDA requires the sanction of the Ministry of Defence (Finance). For officers in the HAG + Scale, HAG and officers in the Senior Administrative Grade (other than. those serving under Principal Controllers of Defence Accounts and equivalent-post), CGDA is the leave sanctioning authority. PCsDA/ CsDA posted outside HOrs. office may avail casual leave upto four days for herself/ himself and intimation in this regard shall be furnished to HOrs office as soon as possible. For SAG officers serving in the Factories organisation and Principal Controller of Defence Accounts Organisation, Principal Controller of Accounts (Factories) and Principal Controller of Defence Accounts are the leave sanctioning authorities.

Powers to grant leave to the IDAS Officers of the rank of Addl CDA/Joint CDA and below including Probationary officers, is vested in the Principal Controller / Controller of Defence Accounts except where substitutes are required.

Authority: HQrs. office AN-I circular no, AN-I/1466/ Leave Delegation/ Misc Corrs dated 12.09.2018.

Amendment to OM Part-I (Edition 2014)
Correction Slip No. 07/2019

CHAPTER V
LEAVE AND ATTENDANCE
(vii) Special Casual Leave

Para 246 – Note 1 (16) (c)

For
Panchayat/ Corporation/ Municipalities or other local bodies,

Read
Panchayat/ Corporation/ Municipalities or other local bodies. Central Government offices shall not be closed. Employees who are bona-fide voters and desire to exercise their franchise should, however, be offered reasonable facility, subject to normal exigencies of service, either by way of coming late to office or by being allowed to leave office early or a short absence on that day”.

Source: Gol, DoP&T OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001.

Army officers revised pay structure Opportunity for revision

Army officers revised pay structure Opportunity for revision
  1. GoI, MoD vide letter No. 1(29)/2017/ D(Pay/Services) dated 06/08/2019 has extended the provisions of Para 3 and 4 of MoF, Department of Expenditure OM No. 4-23/17- IC/E-III dated 12/12/2018 to Defence Personnel regarding exercising of option to come over to the revised pay structure.
  2. Army Officers who have already exercised their option to come over to the revised pay structure as notified by the Pay Rules/Regulations 2017, shall be permitted to revise their initial option in terms of Rules 5 and 6 thereof.
  3. The revised option shall be exercised within a period of one hundred and eighty days from the date of issue of MoD orders i.e. upto 01/02/2020. The option exercised in terms of these orders shall be final and shall not be liable to any further change under any circumstances. All other terms and conditions laid down in the said Rules 5 and 6 of Pay Rules/Regulations 2017 shall continue to be applicable.
  4. Army Officers who have already exercised their option to come over to the revised pay structure from 01/01/2016 itself or in whose case the revised pay structure took effect from 01/01/2016 and who re-exercise their option under these orders to come over to the revised pay structure from a date subsequent to 01/01/2016 as per Rule 5 of the Pay Rules/Regulations, the arrears on account of revised pay already drawn by them from 01/01/2016 upto the date from which they opt to come over to the revised pay structure shall be recovered.

Railways - Revision of pension/family pension - Customisation of revision module in ARPAN and IPA

Railways

Revision of pension/family pension - Customisation of revision module in ARPAN and IPA

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board
Non RBA Letter
No. 2018/AC-II/21/2/ARPAN
New Delhi, dated 22.08.2019
Pr. Financial Advisors,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.

Sub:- Revision of pension/ family pension - Customisation of revision module in ARPAN and IPAS.

Certain customizations have been made in the Pension revision Module in ARPAN and IPAS. The same are listed below.

ARPAN:
Re-revision of the pension revision cases of pre-2006 pensioners who retired from 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500 or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods so as to consider Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/-as the corresponding Pay instead of Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- (in pursuance of Board’s instructions issued vide RBE No. 112 of 2019). In order to have uniformity and clarity in re-revision of such cases, clear endorsement shall invariably be made on these PPOs as 'Amended Revised PPOs'. Pension revision for these cases in Pay Commissions prior to 7th CPC shall be carried out in pension application software other than ARPAN and subsequently be ported to ARPAN. Pension Revision of compulsory retirement cases with 2.57 multiplying factor of pension/family pension as on 01.01.2016 wtihout epins the benefit of Notional Pay., While revising these cases, utmost care may be taken to feed accurate data regarding nature of retirement, amount of pension/family pension as per 6th CPC.

IPAS :
Requisite validations for downloading various Master data viz. Marital status, Designation, Grade Pay, Accounting Unit has been provided in IPAS and can be accessed through the 'Help' Menu of IPAS application.

May kindly notify all concerned at the field level.
Sd/-
( V.Prakash)
Joint Director Accounts
Railway Board
Source: Indian Railways

Sunday, August 25, 2019

DoPT Orders 2019 - Exemption from payment of examination fee and application fee in respect of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities

DoPT Orders 2019

Exemption from payment of examination fee and application fee in respect of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities
No.36035/2/2017 -Estt.(Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: August 23, 2019

Subject: Exemption from payment of examination fee and application fee in respect of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. -reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that in a w.P. (Civil) No. 521/2008 with Civil Appeal No. 5389/2016, the Hon'ble Supreme Court, vide Judgment, dated 30.06.2016, inter alia, declared the Office Memorandum No. 36035/3/2004 - Estt.(Res) dated 29.12.2005, as illegal and inconsistence with the Persons with Disability (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995. This OM, among other, contained a provision for exemption from payment of application fee and examination fee in respect of Persons with Disabilities.

Thereafter, with the enactment of 'THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016' and issue of notification titled 'THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017', this Department has issued an Office Memorandum No. 36035/2/2017-Estt.(Res), dated 15.01.2018, regarding reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, in the posts and services of the Central Government. The said Office Memorandum dated 15.01.2018, however, does not contain any provision for exemption from payment of examination and application fee in respect of Persons with Benchmark Disabilities.

The issue has been deliberated upon at length in the Department and it has, now, been decided that the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities shall continue to be exempted from payment of application fee and examination fee, prescribed in respect of competitive examinations held by the Staff Selection Commission, the Union Public Service Commission, etc. for recruitment to various posts. This exemption shall be available only to such persons who would otherwise be eligible for appointment to the post on the basis of standards of medical fitness prescribed for that post (including any concession specifically extended to the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities) and who enclose with the application form, necessary certificate from a competent authority in support of their claim of disability.
(Debabrata Das)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Ph. 23093307
To,
(i) All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India.
(ii) Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street, New Delhi.
(iii) Department of Public Enterprises, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
(iv) Railway Board, Rail Bhavan, Delhi.
(v) Union Public Service Commission/Supreme Court of India/ Election Commission of India/ Lok Sabha Secretariat / Rajya Sabha Secretariat / Cabinet Secretariat! Central Vigilance Commission/ President's Secretariat / Prime Minister's Office/ Planning Commission.
(vi) Staff Selection Commission, CGO Complex, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
(vii) Office of the Chief Commissioner for Disabilities, Sarojini House, 6, Bhagwan Das Road,New Delhi -110001.
(viii) Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, 10, Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi.
(ix) All Officers and Sections in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and all attached/subordinate offices of this Ministry.
(x) Hindi Section for providing a Hindi translation.
Copy to: Director, NIC, DOPT - with the request to immediately place this OM on the website of this Department ("what's new" tab) for information of all concerned.

Source: DoPT

Defence - Ordnance Factories strike called off

Defence

Ministry of Defence
Ordnance Factories strike called off
24 AUG 2019
Continuing the process of dialogue which had started from 14 August 2019, the fourth meeting was held yesterday with the office bearers of AIDEF, INDWF, BPMS and CDRA under the Chairmanship of Secretary, DDP. While reaffirming that the proposed corporatisation of OFB is under examination of the Government, Secretary, DDP patiently listened to the concerns expressed by the Employees Federations regarding how the benefits/interests of employees in terms of wages, health facilities and other service matters may be affected due to corporatisation of OFB. The Employees Federations inter-alia suggested that their views should be considered while preparing the roadmap for increasing the turnover of the proposed entity from the current levels. After detailed deliberations, it was agreed to recommend to the Government, the setting up of a High Level Official Committee to interact with Employees Federations to examine their concerns and other aspects of the proposed new entity. The Federations on their part have agreed to withdraw the ongoing strike and continue with the process of dialogue. With this, employees will now be resuming their duties with effect from Monday, 26th August, 2019.

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Saturday, August 24, 2019

CBDT issues clarification on eligibility of small Start-ups to avail tax holiday

Ministry of Finance
CBDT issues clarification on eligibility of small Start-ups to avail tax holiday
22 AUG 2019

The Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has clarified today that small start-ups with turnover upto Rs. 25 crore will continue to get the promised tax holiday as specified in Section 80-IAC of the Income Tax Act, 1961 (the ‘Act’), which provides deduction for 100 per cent of income of an eligible start-up for 3 years out of 7 years from the year of its incorporation.

CBDT further clarified that all the start-ups recognised by DPIIT which fulfilled the conditions specified in the DPIIT notification did not automatically become eligible for deduction under Section 80-IAC of the Act. A start-up has to fulfil the conditions specified in Section 80-IAC for claiming this deduction. Therefore, the turnover limit for small start-ups claiming deduction is to be determined by the provisions of Section 80-IAC of theAct and not from the DPIIT notification.
CBDT dispelled the confusion created by some media report claiming discrepancy that the I-T law was yet to reflect DPIIT’s higher turnover threshold of Rs. 100 crore. CBDT said thatthere was no contradiction in DPIIT’s notification dated 19.02.2019 and Section 80-IAC of the I.T. Act, 1961 because in para 3 of the said notification, it has clearly been mentioned that a start-up shall be eligible to apply for the certificate from the Inter-Ministerial Board of Certification for claiming deduction under Section 80-IAC of the Act, only if the start-up fulfils the conditions specified in sub-clause (i) and sub-clause (ii) of the Explanation of Section 80-IAC. Therefore, the turnover limit for eligibility for deduction under section 80-IAC of the Act, as per the DPIIT’s notification is also Rs. 25 crore.
It is further stated that Section 80-IAC contains a detailed definition of the eligible start-up which, interalia, provides that a start-up which is engaged in the eligible business shall be eligible for deduction, if (i) it is incorporated on or after 1st April 2016, (ii) its turnover does not exceed Rs. 25 crore in the year of deduction, and (iii) it holds a certificate from the Inter-Ministerial Board of Certification.

It was explained that this was the major reason as to why there was a wide difference between the number of start-ups recognised by the DPIIT and the start-ups eligible for deduction under section 80-IAC of the Act. It is pertinent to state that Section 80-IAC was inserted vide Finance Act, 2016 as an exception to the Government’s stated policy of phasing out profit-linked deduction for promoting small start-ups during their initial year of operation. Since the intention was to support the small start-ups, the turnover limit of Rs. 25 crore was considered reasonable for granting profit linking deduction.

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Union Home Ministry recently announced government benefits of better pay and service benefits to CAPF officers

MHA

Union Home Ministry recently announced government benefits of better pay and service benefits to CAPF officers

The Union Home Ministry has formed a six-member committee to prepare final modalities for granting the recently announced government benefits of better pay and service benefits to CAPF officers, said officials on Thursday.

The committee, headed by a director-level officer, has been asked to “ensure processing and completion of all proposals” by September 30.

The latest order is seen in the backdrop of a number of officers writing to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, seeking his intervention, and launching a social media campaign claiming that despite a Supreme Court order and subsequent approval by the Union Cabinet, their headquarters were delaying these benefits to them.

PTI had reported about the contents of a number of such letters earlier this month.

The ministry, recently, also asked the chiefs of all the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) to send in their proposals without any delay to it else it would be considered a contempt of the top court”s order that has asked it to accomplish the task by September-end.

“The officers will take stock of all such proposals of non-financial functional upgradation (NFFU) and non-functional selection grade (NFSG) received by various sections…and will prepare force-wise proposals after scrutiny of records and place them before the screening committee for final deliberation,” an August 21 order, accessed by the news agency, said.

The direction has been issued by the Police-II division of the ministry that looks after the affairs of the CAPFs.

A difference of opinion had also cropped up between these officers and those from the IPS with regard to framing of new recruitment rules (RRs).

CAPF officers contend that as they have been granted the categorisation of an organised Group ”A” cadre, their RRs should be revised and this will allow them more positions in senior ranks as compared to the officers who come on deputation to these forces.

The Indian Police Service officers however state that framing of RRs is a procedure well laid out.
'Every organised cadre has a procedure for recruitment, promotion and for availing of service benefits. The eligibility criteria are drawn after taking a holistic picture of the service and the officer's service tenure. It cannot be held back by anyone and it is being prepared in earnest,' an IPS officer said.

These proposals will be finally placed before the screening committee headed by the Union home secretary and a final framing of RRs and procedures will be brought out by the MHA, he said.
A senior Home Ministry official said Thursday the home secretary-led screening committee will strictly go by the procedure in granting the benefits of the NFFU and NFSG to these officers of paramilitary forces.

“The decision will be taken on the merits of the proposals and the established norms for Group A services and not because some one has launched a campaign,” the home ministry official said.
The Modi government, on July 3, had announced that the cadre officers of forces like CRPF, CISF, BSF, ITBP and SSB will be given the NFFU and will be categorised as an organised group A service.
This decision had come after a decade-long legal battle waged by the cadre officers seeking a level playing field by ending the dominance of IPS officers in their senior ranks.

The new order is meant to benefit about 11,000 serving cadre officers and a few thousand more who have retired since 2006 from the five CAPFs.

The apex court had in February upheld a Delhi High Court verdict on the subject and agreed that all the CAPF officers be recognised as “organised services”, saying it will remove stagnation, ensuring the promotion and other service-related benefits to officers in the same post.

These officers command units are deployed to undertake anti-Naxal operations, counter-terrorism and counter-insurgency tasks, border guarding and they also render a variety of roles for maintenance of internal security and conduct of elections across the country.

PTI

DEFENCE EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACT WORKERS COMMENCED ONE MONTH STRIKE AGAINST THE ORDNANCE FACTORIES FROM 20.08.2019

DEFENCE EMPLOYEES AND CONTRACT WORKERS COMMENCED ONE MONTH STRIKE AGAINST THE ORDNANCE FACTORIES FROM 20.08.2019

Defence Employees' Federation : Press Release

ALL INDIA DEFENCE EMPLOYEES' FEDERATION
INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS’ FEDERATION
BHARTIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(RECOGNIZED FEDERATIONS OF DEFENCE CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES)
Date : 20.08.2019
PRESS RELEASE
FOR FAVOUR OF PUBLICATION

To,
The Editor



82 THOUSAND DEFENCE EMPLOYEES AND 40 THOUSAND CONTRACT WORKERS
COMMENCED ONE MONTH STRIKE AGAINST THE CORPORAT1SATION OF
ORDNANCE FACTORIES FROM 06.00 AM OF TODAY (20.08.2019)
DEFENCE PRODUCTION SCALED DOWN TO ZERO

82 thousand Defence Employees and 40 thousand Contract workers of Ordnance Factories commenced one month strike against the Corporatisation of Ordnance Factories from 06.00 AM of today (20/08/2019). The 218 years old Indian Ordnance Factories under the Ordnance Factory Board is a Government Department. However the present Government at centre have arbitrarily decided to convert these Factories into Corporation/PSU. In the past two decades, so many committees have recommended for converting the Ordnance Factories in to a Public Sector. However the Ordnance Factories being war reserve and solely dependent on the Armed Forces cannot function as a commercially viable PSU. Therefore right from the previous Defence Ministers, S/shri.George Fernandes, Pranab Mukherjee, A.K.Antony and Manohar Parikkar have rejected those recommendations and have assured the Federations that the Ordnance Factories would not be corporatized.

The present government without any justification has brought this as an agenda in its 100 days programme and have decided to corporatize the Ordnance Factories. The three recognised Federations, CDRA and other unrecognized Federations and Trade Unions have decided to protest against the arbitrary decision of the government, since once the Ordnance Factories are converted into Corporation/PSU, then in due course it will lead to Privatisation by disinvestment etc. Moreover the 82 thousand Central Government Employees working as Defence Civilian Employees in these Factories will loose their status and they will become the employees of the Corporation, thereby depriving them of the various benefits available to them. Since the government have refused to listen to the demand of the Trade Unions to not corporatize the Ordnance Factories, a strike notice was served on 01/08/2019 for a one month strike. The strike has commenced at 06.00 AM today (20/08/2019) and the entire workforce are staying away from work, resulting in scaling down of the Defence Production to zero level. Strike was a total success in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Odisha, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh (Jabalpur, Katni), Maharashtra, UP, Uttrahakand, Bihar and Chandigarh, where the Ordnance Factories are located. The strike was a total success at Ordnance Factory Board, Headquarters, Kolkata.

The strike will continue upto 19th of Sept. 2019. The Federations urges upon the Government of India to come forward to reconsider its decision to corporatize the Ordnance Factories and withdraw the same in the interest of the Defence preparedness of our country and also the service life of 82 thousand Employees and their families.
(C. SRIKUMAR)
GENERAL SECRETARY
AIDEF
09444080885
defempfed@gmail.com
(R. SRINIVASAN)
GENERAL SECRETARY
INDWF
09444125799
indwfrsrinivasan@gmail.com
(MUKESH SINGH)
GENERAL SECRETARY
BPMS
09335621629
gensecbpms@yahoo.co.in
Source: Confederation

EPFO - Central Board of Trustees (CBT) approved the proposal to recommend for amendment in Employees Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995

EPFO

Central Board of Trustees (CBT) approved the proposal to recommend for amendment in Employees Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995

Ministry of Labour & Employment

CBT Approved Proposal to Recommend Amendment in EPS 1995
225th meeting of CBT held on 21st august, 2019 at Hyderabad

22 AUG 2019
In a major decision, the Central Board of Trustees (CBT) EPF in a meeting held at Hyderabad on 21 August 2019, approved the proposal to recommend for amendment in Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995 for restoration of commuted value of pension to the Pensioners after 15 years of drawing commutation which will benefit approx. 6.3 lakhs pensioners. This was a long pending demand of the pensioners.

The Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar whose also Chairman CBT, while addressing the CBT expressed satisfaction that Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) is settling more than 91 % claims of EPF members in online mode and lauded the efforts made to improve services for settlement of claims of family of deceased members and EPF call centre function 24 by 7.

He also appreciated the good governance strategy adopted by EPFO in saving of Rs.22 crores p.a. due to negotiating reduced OD charges increased FD interest and waiver of collection charges by SBI and further savings of Rs.50 lakhs p.a. due to reduction in collection charges by three banks and achievement of highest yield (8.55%) by Portfolio Managers since July 2015.

The Minister released the educative booklet on seasonal employees regarding special provision in EPS’1995 regarding eligibility of seasonal employees for pension. The contents of booklet brings out the Scheme provision that contributory service in any year, even if contributory period is less than a year is treated as full year of eligible service for seasonal employee and this will help dispel doubts in minds of members/employers.

The Chairman CBT also launched the revamped EPFIGMS 2.0 version which will benefit more than 5 crores subscribers and lakhs of employers by speedy and smooth resolution of grievances.

The Board approved the proposal for Selection and Performance Evaluation of next Custodian by the new Consultant which will be appointed on the basis of Report of Five Members’ Committee constituted by the CBT for the purpose.

In the matter of coupon default of IL&FS Ltd, the Board nominated three officers of Investment Division of EPFO to attend the Debenture - Holders’ Meeting that may be held in future and if need be, vote on behalf of the Central Board, EPF.

Selection of ETF Manufacturers: The Board approved the decision to choose the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) manufacturers through public bidding by 30/10/2019, extension of the term of the present ETF manufacturers (SBI MF and UTI MF) till then and also to authorized the Finance Investment & Audit Committee (FIAC) to conduct the exercise of choosing ETF manufacturers.

Allocation of investment in Nifty 50 and Sensex: The Board approved the proposal that the fund allocation between Nifty 50 and Sensex ETFs be divided evenly, i.e. in the ratio of 50% to 50%.
Appointment of a Consultant in addition to M/s. CRISIL Ltd: The Board approved the nomination of members from employer’s and employee side in a Committee constituted to select and appoint a separate Agency/Consultant in addition to M/s. CRISIL limited, inter-alia to review the working of the Portfolio Managers (PMs), assist the investment Committee in redemption of ETFs, etc.
Appointment of Portfolio Managers for managing funds of Central Board, EPF: The Central Board approved Request for Proposal (RFP) document for appointment of Portfolio Managers and recommendation of the FIAC on appointment of Portfolio Managers.

Exercise of early redemption options available in DHFL Bonds: The Board approved for early redemption option in DHFL bonds recommended by FIAC.

Consent for Transfer of Non- Convertible Debentures (NCDs) of GSPC to GSIL: EPFO has total investment of Rs.2300 Cr in GSPC NCDs. The Board approved the transfer of NCDs of GSPC to GSIL, a wholly owned subsidiary of Govt. of Gujarat and a better rated company which had made an offer to take over debt of GSPC with budgetary support of Government of Gujarat
Legal Entity Identifier Code (LEI) for participation in non- derivative markets by EPFO: In Nov’18, the Reserve Bank Of India (RBI) issued advisory to all eligible market participants in the Financial Markets to obtain LEI Code. The Board approved the nomination of the EPFO Officers as the authorized Officials to obtain LEI Code.

Withholding Investments in bonds of private sector companies: The CBT approved the decision to withhold any further investment in Private Sector Companies Bonds and to compulsorily consider one of the two required ratings necessarily from CRISIL, CARE, ICRA & India Ratings for investments in PSU Bonds category.

The Board ratified the decision of put option in NCDs of Tamil Nadu Power Finance Corporation and also approved put option in bond issued Kerala Finance Corporation & Tamil Nadu Power Finance and Infrastructure Dev. Corp. Ltd.

Shri Raghunathan, Employees' Representative on the Central Board, EPF appreciated the efforts of the Finance Investment & Audit Committee chaired by the Central Provident Fund Commissioner in finalizing the new Portfolio Managers for investing EPFO's corpus through a very transparent procedure. He further informed the Board that while SBI's Fund Management Arm has quoted 94% lesser than SBI PMS in the last mandate, UTI AMC has quoted 28% lesser. This would result in huge savings in portfolio management fees by EPFO.

PIB

Railways - 50 Percent Concession for Male senior citizens and 40 Percent Concession for Lady senior citizens

Railways

50% Concession for Male senior citizens and 40% Concession for Lady senior citizens

FACILITIES EXTENDED TO SENIOR CITIZENS

The following facilities have been extended from time to time to Senior citizens:
(i) As per rules, male senior citizens of minimum 60 years and lady senior citizens of minimum 58 years are granted concession in the fares of all classes of Mail/ Express/ Rajdhani/ Shatabdi/ , Jan Shatabdi/ Duronto group of trains. The element of concession is 40% for men and 50% for women.

No proof of age is required at the time of purchasing tickets. However, they are required to carry some documentary proof as prescribed showing their age or date of birth and have to produce it if demanded by on-board ticket checking staff. Senior citizens can book reserved tickets across the reservation counters as well as through internet.

(ii) In the computerized Passenger Reservation System (PRS) there is a provision to allot lower berths to Senior Citizens, Female passengers of 45 years and above automatically, even if no choice is given, subject to availability of accommodation at the time of booking.

(iii) A combined quota of six to seven lower berths per coach in Sleeper class, four to five lower berths per coach each in Air Conditioned 3 tier (3AC) and three to four lower berths per coach in Air Conditioned 2 tier (2AC) classes (depending on the number of coaches of that class in the train) has been earmarked for senior citizens, female passengers 45 years of age and above and pregnant women.

(iv) Accommodation is also earmarked for senior citizens during specified hours on suburban sections by Central & Western Railways.

(v) Instructions exist for provision of wheel chairs at stations. This facility is provided, duly escorted by coolies (on payment) as per present practice. Moreover, Zonal Railways have also been advised to provide ‘Battery Operated Vehicles for persons with disability and Old Aged Passengers’ at Railway Stations on merit - whether free of cost through commercial publicity route or through ‘user pays’ route. In addition, passenger can book e-wheel chairs online through IRCTC portal www.irctc.co.in.

(vi) To help old and disabled passengers requiring assistance at the stations and to strengthen the existing services, ‘Yatri Mitra Sewa’ is being provided through IRCTC at major stations for enabling passengers to book wheel chair services cum porter services etc.

(vii) After departure of the train, if there are vacant lower berths available in the train and if any person with disability booked on the authority of handicapped concession or a senior citizen or a pregnant woman, who has been allotted upper/ middle berth, approaches for allotment of vacant lower berths, the on board Ticket Checking Staff has been authorized to allot the vacant lower berth to them making necessary entries in the chart.

(viii) Separate counters are earmarked at various Passenger Reservation System (PRS) centers for dealing with the reservation requisitions received from persons with disability, Senior Citizens, Ex. MPs, MLAs, accredited journalists and freedom fighters, if the average demand per shift not less than 120 tickets.
In case there is no justification for earmarking of an exclusive counter for any of these categories of persons including persons with disability or senior citizens, one or two counters depending upon the total demand are earmarked for dealing with the reservation requests for all these categories of persons.

Source: Indian Railways

Pension Adalat to be held on 23.08.2019 - MHRD

MHRD

Pension Adalat to be held on 23.08.2019

No.A .440 11 /26/20 16-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
EIV Section
Room No.235, 'C' Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
New Dellhi, the 21st August, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Pension Adalat to be held on 23.08.2019. -reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare DO No.I / 12/2019-P&PW(G) dated 28.06.2019, OM No. 1/12/2019-P&PW(E) dated 05.07.2019 and this Ministry's OM of even no. dated 23.07.2019 on the above mentioned subject and to say that this Ministry had widely circulated the holding of Pension Adalat on 23.08.2019 for quick redressal of the grievances of pensioners within the framework of extant policy guidelines.

2. As regards the pensioners of the Core Secretariat of this Ministry is concerned, no case has been acknowledged for discussion in Pension Adalat on 23.08.2019 till date. All other cases have been transferred to their respective Ministries/ Divisions/ Organisations for appropriate action.

3. At present, this Ministry has received no request representation of the pensioners for redressal. As such, it is not feasible for this Ministry to hold Pension Adalat on 23.08.2019.

Source: MHRD

Issue of OPD Medicines for CGHS beneficiaries going abroad

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.
sd/-
(Dr. Atul Prakash)
Director, CGHS
Source: Confederation

Transmission of e-PPO(PDF & XML) to the authorized banks in fresh pension cases

CPAO/ IT&Tech/ Master Data/ 14 Vol-III/P.F./2018-19/77
19.08.2019
Office Memorandum

Subject:- Transmission of e-PPO(PDF & XML) to the authorized banks in fresh pension cases.

e-PPO project has been started for issuing electronic PPO to pensioners and to digitize the whole pension processing. The e-PPO system aims at online processing of pension cases and movement of online data from Head of Office (HoO) to Pay & Accounts Office (PAO) to CPAO to Bank for fresh as well as revision of pension cases. In this system, all the stakeholders i.e. HOO, PAO, CPAO and Banks would perform their respective work online. The main objective of this exercise is to put in place seamless transmission of pension electronically from head of office to banks for payment of pensions.

At present, pension cases in respect of central civil pensioners are being processed online through PFMS and e-PPO (XML & PDF file) is being forwarded by the Pay & Accounts Offices to CPAO.
It has now been decided to send the e-PPO (XML & PDF file] to the banks for consuming the data in their system after updating their pension software as per requirement. The physical PPO booklet along with the SSA in fresh pension cases will continue to be sent to all the banks as a parallel run till the system stabilizes.

It is also clarified that details given in Physical Booklet of PPO will be sacrosanct and supersede in case any mismatch or discrepancy arises between the data of PDF and XMI, file of e-PPO.

(Md. Shahid Kamal Ansari)
(Dy, Controller of Accounts)

LTC claims: Change of Home Town while availing LTC-Army Officers

LTC claims

Message Title: Change of Home Town while availing LTC-Army Officers

Message : CGDA Office vide their letter No. AT/IV/4462/ Claim/III dated 17/07/2019 have clarified to accept change of Home Town in respect of Army Officers at par with Defence Civilians, and for making the similar provisions of Defence Civilians at Rule 190(5) (ii) TR applicable to Army Officers also. Hence, such cases will be regulated as under:
a. Home town once declared will be treated as final, and the same will be referred to while admitting Home Town LTC claims.
b. In case any change is to be notified through Part II orders and Home Town LTC claim submitted for the changed Home Town, the sanction of Head of Department, or if the officer himself is the Head of Department then sanction of MoD will invariably be enclosed with LTC claim.
c. The change of Home Town is permissible in exceptional circumstances and the change will not be made more than once in the entire service of the officer.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Pensionary Benefits - Indian Navy Personnel Serving Retirement And Pension Officers


Indian Navy Personnel Serving Retirement And Pension Officers

Pensionary Benefits

Introduction
Based on the recommendations of the Vth Pay Commission, the Government has abolished the standard pension of the rank. The normal retiring pension is purely based on two factors i.e. Qualifying Service and Average Monthly Emoluments.

Type of Benefits
If the minimum qualifying service required has been completed officers are eligible for
  • Retiring Pension
  • Retirement Gratuity
Minimum Qualifying Service
In case officers have not rendered the minimum qualifying service for pension, then they are entitled to
  • Retiring Gratuity
  • Retirement Gratuity
4. Qualifying Service
It shall mean the actual qualifying service rendered plus a weightage (in years) appropriate to the last rank held (as given subsequently below). The minimum qualifying service (without weightage) to be eligible for retiring pension is 20 years (15 years in case of a late entrant). The maximum qualifying service including weightage reckonable for pensionary benefits is 33 years.

5. Counting of Other Service
Full pre-commissioned service rendered under the Central Government whether in a Civil Department or in the Armed Forces shall be taken in account while working out the Qualifying service for pensionary benefits and determining the minimum Qualifying service for retiring pension.

6. Calculation of Fraction of Year for Qualifying Service
To calculate the length of the Qualifying service, fraction of a year equal to 3 months and above but less than 6 months shall be treated as a completed one half year and reckoned as Qualifying service.

7. Weightage
The object of the weightage for calculating the Retiring Pension is to give the benefit of entitlement to Retiring pension as close as possible to 50% of reckonable emoluments which is the maximum admissible after 33 years of service. The weightage allowed is as follows

RankWeightage
Sub Lt/Lt9 years
Lt Cdr8 years
Cdr7 years
Capt (TS)7 years
Captain (with less than 3 years and 10 months service)7 years
Captain (with 3 years and 10 months and more service)5 years
Admiral/ Vice Admiral/ Rear Admiral3 years

8. Reckonable Emoluments
For the purpose of working out the Retiring Pension the term Reckonable Emoluments means the average of the Pay. Dearness Pay, Non-practising Allowance and the Rank pay and Stagnation Pay, if any, drawn during the 10 months immediately preceding the date of retirement.

9. Quantum of Retiring Pension
  • The retiring pension is calculated at 50% of average emoluments. The amount so determined is the retiring pension for 33 years of reckonable qualifying service. For lesser period of reckonable qualifying service, this amount is proportionately reduced. The minimum pension shall not be less than Rupee 1,275/- per month wef 01 Jan 1996.
  • Further with effect from 01 Apr 2004, since 50% of Dearness Allowance converted into Dearness Pay is counted for retirement benefits, pension/family pension shall be calculated at 50% and 30% respectively of the pay plus Dearness Pay subject to minimum of Rupee 1,913/- and maximum of 50% and 30% respectively of the highest pay plus Dearness Pay in the Government. The highest pay in the Govt wef 01 Jan 96 is Rupee 30,000/-. The highest pension, as of now, comes to Rupee 22,500/- (i.e. basic pension Rupee 15,000/- + dearness pay Rupee 7,500/- = total pension Rupee 22,500/-).
10. Protection of Retiring Pension
Retiring Pension in the rank of Cdr, Commodore (Captain with 3 years and 10 months , or more service) and Rear Admiral shall in NO CASE be less than the pension admissible to the officer as a Lt Cdr, Captain (with less than 3 years and 10 months service) or as a Commodore, as the case may be, had the officer not been promoted to the higher rank.

11. Retirement/Retiring Gratuity
Please see the details in Chapter IV on Gratuity.

12. Pension Disbursing Authorities
The officers may claim the pension through Govt. Treasury/Pension Payment Masters/ Defence Pension Disbursing Officers. They may also draw the pension through Public Sector Banks, if they so desire. With effect from 09 Jul 05, pensioners can operate the joint account of pension with his/her spouse.

13. Illustration
An illustration showing the procedure for calculation of Retiring Pension is given at appendix H. For a near exact amount of pension and gratuity, officers are advised to browse the NPO website https://www.navpay.gov.in

Source: Indian Navy

LTC Review of charges realised by Indian Railways for verification of PNR details

LTC

Review of charges realised by Indian Railways for verification of PNR details

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.2016/TG-I/ 20/P/LTC
New Delhi, Dated 18.07.2019
The Principal Chief Commercial Managers,
All zonal Railways.
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 34 of 2019)

Sub: Review of charges realised by Indian Railways for verification of PNR details.

Ref: Letter nos. 2006/TG-I/ 20/P/ LTC dated 10.01.2007, 2006/TG-I/ 20/P/LTC dated 31.08.2010 (CC No. 40 of 2010), 2006/TG­-I/ 20/P/ LTC Pt. dated 13.12.2011 (CC No. 65 of 2011)
In supersession of above referred instructions regarding levy of charges for verification of PNR details etc., Competent Authority have now decided to adopt the following procedure for furnishing information regarding verification of journey details:

(i) Individuals seeking information for self travel under RTI Act or otherwise: It should be provided as per provisions of RTI Act subject to submission of identity proof bearing name and date of birth i.e. Aadhar/PAN card etc. to confirm that the person seeking information is one and the same as one of the passengers on the PNR.

(ii) Individuals seeking information for travel of other person under RTI Act or otherwise: Action should be taken as per relevant provisions of RTI Act and information should not be provided unless consent of third party is available.In case of requests not received under RTI Act, no information shall be provided.

(iii) Government Departments seeking information for their employees for the purpose of reimbursement of travel expenditure: It should be provided on realisation of nominal fee of Rs.50/- per PNR only on receipt of official request from the concerned Department.

(iv) Government Investigating Agencies/ Courts seeking information in connection with investigation/ Court Case: Status quo may be maintained and information shall be provided free of charge on receipt of official request of the Agency.

2. Authority to provide information and to take charges: Concerned Zonal Railways shall decide on the authority to provide information under this policy and to realise charges.
Sd/-
(Shelly Srivastava}
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board
Source: Indian Railways

FAQ – Entitlement of Travel Allowance for Indian Navy Officers

FAQ
Entitlement of Travel Allowance for Indian Navy Officers

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What TA/DA is admissible for moves on permanent duty within Indian limit?
For self
  • By road – one mileage allowance as given in Rule 61 TR.
  • By rail – On warrant, travel on cash TA is not normally authorised as no public interest is thereby served.
  • By Air – Captain, IN and above are entitled to travel by air or ACC I Class at their option. If travelling by ACC, warrant is to be issued for I Class and the extra charges for ACC are re-imbursed. However, Officers of the rank of Cdr may also Travel on their own discretion by air if the distance involved is more than 500 Kms and the journey cannot be performed overnight by a direct train or sleeper coach service.
For Family
  • By Road – One mileage if two members accompanying the officer and one more mileage if more than two members accompany him as per rates given in Rule 61 TR.
  • By Rail – On Warrant. However, if journey is performed on cash TA, one fare of the class in which traveled will be re-imbursed.
  • By Air – Same as that of the Officers.
Composite Transfer Grant Married Single When transfer involves 1 months 80 % of basic pay change of station located at basic pay for a month a distance of 20 Kms or more (Govt. of India, Ministry of Defence letter No 12630/Q MovC/3198/D(Mov)/98 dated 28 Oct 1998).

Additional Journey to previous duty station. An additional fare/free warrant by the entitled class i.e. the class at the time of initial moves for both onward and return journey will be allowed for journey to previous duty station in case the officer has to leave his family behind due to non-availability of Govt. accommodation at the new duty station.

Transportation of private conveyance at public expenses
  • All first grade officers are entitled for conveyance at public of one motor car or one motor cycle/scooter or one expenses horse on permanent transfer.
  • As there is no provision in Military Tariff for booking of private cars on railway warrant, such vehicle to the extent authorised will be transported against cash payment.
  • The car may be transported by passenger or goods train. In the case of goods train, the cost of packing and of transporting the car to and from the goods shed at the station of departure and arrival may also be allowed provided the total cost claimed will not exceed the freight by passenger train.
  • When an officer transports his motor car by road under its own power between stations connected by rail he may draw an allowance at the rates for taxi approved by Director of Transport at the starting point limited to the expenditure on transportation by passenger train. If, however, the car is moved between stations connected by road only, (including those where the road journey is in continuation of the rail or steamer journey) he may draw an allowance at the rates for taxi approved by Director of Transport at the starting point.
  • In case of the car transported by loading on a truck between stations connected by rail the officer may be allowed the actual expenditure on transportation limited to the rates for taxi approved by Director of Transport at the starting point or the freight charges by passenger train whichever is less. If however, the car is moved between stations not connected by rail, he may draw actual expenditure limited to the rates for taxi approved by Director of Transport at the starting point.
  • If an officer owned a car at a station other than from which he is transferred, he may draw the cost of transportation of the car from that station to which he is transferred, limited to the cost of its conveyance from his old to the new duty station, provided it is conveyed within prescribed time limit of 6 months extendable to one year with the sanction of the competent authority. In the case of an officer who does not own a motor car at the time of his transfer from one station to another but purchases one to take it to the new duty station from some other place, the above expenses may be allowed with the sanction of the Government.
  • Advance for the transportation of car may be drawn if the prior sanction of the competent authority is obtained.
2. What elements of pay are reckoned for calculating the entitlement of daily allowance?
Basic pay and rank pay where applicable, are treated as pay for determining the rate of daily allowance. In the case of Surgeons, non practicing allowance is also to be taken into account.

3. How is DA on Ty duty to be calculated?
DA for the entire absence from headquarters will be calculated as given below: – Full DA is to be granted for each completed calendar day of absence reckoned from mid night to mid night. For absence from headquarters for less than 24 hours the DA will be admissible at the following rates
  • If the stay is up to six hours – Nil
  • If stay is more than 6 hrs but does not exceed 12 hours – 70%.
  • If the stay exceeds 12 hrs – full DA (Rule 114 TR) Note : In case the period of absence from Headquarters falls on two calendars days it is reckoned as two days and DA is calculated for each day as above. Similarly, DA for days of departure from and arrival at headquarters will be regulated accordingly.
4. From what point of time will absence entire the entire absence from HQs be counted for the purpose of grant of DA?
Journey by Rail – The from HQs will be reckoned with reference to the scheduled departure / arrival time of the train from / at the Railway Station. However, where the train is late by more than 15 minutes,. actual arrival times will be taken into account. Journeys by Bus – The entire absence will be reckoned with reference to the actual departure/arrival time from/at the bus stand. Journey by Air – The entire absence from HQs will be reckoned with reference to scheduled reporting/arrival time from/ at the airport. However, where the plane is late by more than 15 minutes actual arrival time will be taken into account. (Authority : Para 5(a) to Govt of India, Min of Def OM No B/89621/II/Q Mov C/4214/ D(Civ-ii) dated 16 May 75.)

Source: Indian Navy

Railway Concessions, Reservation Quota and Other FACILITIES EXTENDED TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

Railway Concessions, Reservation Quota and Other FACILITIES EXTENDED TO PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

Facilities extended for the persons with disability by Ministry of Railways include:-

(A) Concessions:

Concessions in Rail fare have been extended to persons with disability, which are as under:

CONCESSION FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITY

Category of persons with disability
1. Orthopedically handicapped/Paraplegic persons who cannot travel without escort - for any purpose. However, can book ticket with or without escort.
2. Mentally retarded persons who cannot travel without escort- for any purpose. However, can book ticket with or without escort.
3. Blind persons travelling alone or with an escort - for any purpose

Percentage of concession
  • 75% in 2nd, SL; 1st Class, 3AC, AC chair car
  • 50% in 1AC and 2AC,
  • 25% in 3AC & AC chair Car of Rajdhani/ Shatabdi trains
  • 50% in MST & QST
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession
4. Deaf & Dumb persons (both afflictions together in the same person) travelling alone or with an escort - for any purpose.
Percentage of concession
  • 50% in 2nd, SL and 1st Class
  • 50% in MST & QST
  • One escort is also eligible for same element of concession.
The procedure for availing concession is (a) Concession tickets are issued directly from Stations on production of copy of prescribed certificate from Govt. Doctor, (b) For Blind persons, certificates issued by RMPs and certain Institutions working of Blind persons (listed in Coaching Tariff) also are accepted. Concessions granted directly at stations on production of . a photocopy of the certificate. The Original certificate will have to be produced for inspection at the time of purchase of concessional ticket and during journey, if demanded. E-ticket are also issued on the basis of Unique ID issued by Indian railways to eligible persons with disability for concession in fare.

Concession is admissible in the basic fares of Mail/ Express/ Rajdhani/ Shatabdi group of trains all other charges like reservation fee, supplementary charges etc. are to be paid in full.

With a view to facilitate persons with disability to avail concessional tickets online, concessional tickets booking facility including online concessional ticket booking facility for the persons with disability using Photo identity card issue by the Railways has been introduced.

(B) Quota in Reservation:

(i) A reservation quota of four sleeper class berths & 2 berths in 3AC class has been earmarked in all trains running on non-suburban sections for persons with disability performing their journey on handicapped concessional ticket. The persons accompanying the persons with disability as escort is also allotted the berth out of this quota.

(ii) Instructions have also been issued that in the tickets issued through Computerized Passenger Reservation System, to extent feasible, one lower berth should be allotted to the person with disability and the person accompanying the persons with disability as. escort should be allotted middle/upper berths near the persons with disability subject to availability of accommodation.

(iii) After departure of the train, i'f there are vacant lower berths available in the train and if any person with disability booked on the authority of handicapped concessional ticket, who has been allotted upper/middle berth, approaches for allotment of vacant lower berths, the Conductor/Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) has been authorized to allot the vacant lower berth to them making necessary entries in the Chart.

(C) Other facilities:

(i) Specially designed coaches known as SLRD coaches with wider entrance doors to allow a wheel chair to enter, wider aisles and modified toilet with 4 berths, the lower two for persons with disability and upper berths for attendants have been attached in almost all Mail/Express trains except Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Jan Shatabdi Express Trains and Duronto Express Trains.

(ii) Instructions have been issued that in all Mail/Express Trains, the SLRD coaches should treated as unreserved coaches earmarked for exclusive use of persons with disability. In case of Garib Rath Express Trains which are fully reserved trains, these coaches are treated as reserved for booking by persons with disability travelling on the prescribed certificate on payment of full fare of 3 AC class of Garib Rath Express on first come first served basis.

(iii) Separate counters are earmarked to various Passenger Reservation System (PRS) centres for dealing with the reservation i,requisitions received from persons with disability, Senior Citizens, Ex. MPs, MLAs, accredited journalists and freedom fighters, if the average demand per shift not less than 120 tickets. In case there is no justification for earmarking of an exclusive counter for any of these categories of persons including persons with disability or senior citizens, one or two counters depending upon the total demand are earmarked for dealing with the reservation requests for all these categories of persons.

(iv) Zonal Railways have been authorised to introduce Battery Operated Vehicles (BOVs) at major Railway Stations for persons with disability, elderly and ailing passengers on 'first come first served' basis through sponsorship from individuals, NGOs, Trusts, Charitable institutions, Corporates and PSUs/Corporate Houses under their Corporate Social Responsibility with no charge to passenger or to the Railway. 80 BOVs have already been provided at 54 major railway stations. Further, instructions have also been issued to Zonal Railways to invite Expression of interest for providing the facility of Battery'' operated Car service on payment basis initially at all Al category stations keeping in view the financial sustainability of the service. This facility can be availed by passengers on 'first come first served' basis, however, preference shall be given to Sr. Citizens, persons with disability, pregnant women and medically sick passengers.

(v) Persons with disability friendly toilets, water fountains, ticket counters and earmarked parking facility is provided at all A-1, A and B category of stations.

(vi) In allotment of STD/PCO booths at Railway Stations, 25% booths have been reserved for persons with disability (including blind) with disability of 40% and above.

(vii) Zonal railways have also been instructed to provide one wheel chair per platform and in case of island platforms one wheel chair per two platforms at all A-1 and A category stations.

Yatri Mitra Sewa has a!So been introduced at major railway stations for enabling passengers to book wheel chairs services cum porter services free of cost through NGOs, Charitable trust, PSUs etc. under CSR and responsibility of providing this facility has been entrusted with IRCTC. In case of lack of response from NGOs, Charitable trust, PSUs etc. this setvice may be arranged on payment basis through a service provider or on its own.

Short term facilities as detailed below have been planned at all stations:
  • Standard ramp for barrier free entry.
  • Earmarking at least two parking lots.
  • Non-slippery walk-way from parking lot to building.
  • Signages of appropriate visibility. At least one toilet (on the ground floor).
  • At least one drinking water tap suitable for use by persons with disability. 'May I help you' Booth.
In addition, long term facilities as detailed below have been planned at 'A-1', 'A' & 'B' category stations:
  • Provision of facility for inter-platform transfer.
  • Engraving on edges of platform.
Source: Indian Railways

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Revision of pension wef 01.01.2006 of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500- 10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods

Revision of pension wef 01.01.2006 of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500- 10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods

O/o The Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pension),
Draupadighat, Allahabad - 211014
Circular No. C- 202
No.G1/C/0199/ Vol-II/Tech
Dated: 06.08.2019.
To,
(All Head of Department under Min. of Defence)

Sub:- Revision of pension wef 01.01.2006 of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired from the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500- 10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods.

Ref: -This office Important Circular No.195, dated 04.02.2019.

Attention is invited to this office circular No. C-195 dt. 04.02.2019 under which instruction has been issued to PDA for revision of pension/family pension wef 01.01.2006, consequent on the decision issued by GOI DP&PW vide OM No.38/33/12- P&PW (A) dated 04.01.2019 to consider the Grade Pay Rs. 4600 as the corresponding Grade pay in the case of Pre-2006 pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs. 6500-10500/- or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods.

2. For revision of pension/family pension w.e.f. 01.01.2016 of pre-2016 pensioners by notional fixation of pay in the 7th CPC Department of P&PW has issued concordance tables vide OM F. No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 06.07.2017. Tables No. 24 & 25 in these concordance tables indicated the revised pension/family pension based on the corresponding 6th CPC grade pay of Rs. 4200/- in respect of pre-2006 pensioners/family pensioners who retired/died in the 5th CPC scale of Rs 6500-10500/-or equivalent pay scale in the earlier Pay Commission periods. Consequent on the decision to consider the Grade Pay of Rs. 4600/- in above cases, revised tables No. 24 & 25 have been issued vide DP&PW OM No. 38/33/12-P&PW (A) dt.09.07.2019 (copy enclosed).

3. For implementation of above OM dt.09.07.2019, you are requested to issue instructions to sub offices under your administrative control to submit the revised LPC-cum-data sheet in affected cases, as procedure prescribed in this office circular No. C-164 dated 30.05.2018, so that corrigendum PPOs for the same may be issued at the earliest.
Sd/-
(Yashasvi Kumar)
Dy.CDA (P)
Source: PCDA (Pension) Circular

Anomaly in fixation of pay of Chief Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01.01.2016 with reference to their juniors appointed after 01.01.2016 and drawing more pay than the seniors

Anomaly in fixation of pay of Chief Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01.01.2016 with reference to their juniors appointed after 01.01.2016 and drawing more pay than the seniors

PC-VII/ 143
RBE No.133/2019

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II/2017/RS-06

New Delhi, dated 16.08.2019

The General Manager,
AU Indian Railways &
Production Units.

Sub : Anomaly in fixation of pay of Chief Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01.01.2016 with reference to their juniors appointed after 01.01.2016 and drawing more pay than the seniors.

It has come to the notice of the Board that staff appointed prior to 1.1.2016 as Chief Loco Inspectors in the pre-revised pay structure, whose pay has been fixed in the 7th CPC pay structure for Chief Loco Inspectors under the RS(RP) Rules, 2016, are drawing less pay than their juniors appointed to the Supervisory post after 1.1.2016.

The anomaly has arisen due to the fact that the benefit of pay element granted at the time of promotion of running staff to a stationary post has been granted to the junior in the revised pay structure, whereas, the same benefit granted to the senior is of lesser value as the same has been calculated on pre-revised pay structure.

2. Rule 7(10) of RS(RP) Rules: 2016 contains the provisions for stepping up of pay in case of anomaly in pay fixation between senior and junior employees, subject to certain conditions.

The anomaly in the case of Chief Loco Inspectors has arisen due the benefit of pay element reckoned for fixation of pay on promotion of running staff to a stationary post being granted in pre-revised pay structure or revised pay structure.

3. Therefore, in accordance with Rule 7(10) ofRS(RP) Rules, 2016, it has been decided that the anomaly be resolved by granting stepping up of pay to the seniors at par with the juniors subject to the following conditions:-

(a) Both the junior and the senior Railway servants should belong to the same cadre from which they have been promoted to the higher post and the posts in which they have been promoted should be identical in the same cadre;

(b) The existing pay structure and the revised pay structure of the lower and higher posts in which they are entitled to draw are identical;

(c) The senior Railway servants at the time of promotion are drawing equal or more pay than the junior;

(d) The stepping up of pay will be allowed to running staff appointed as Chief Loco Inspectors only in whose cases extant quantum of pay element (at present 30%) is reckoned for pay fixation. The stepping up of pay will not be admissible to the non-running staff appointed as Loco Running Supervisors as in their cases the question of pay element in the running allowance does not arise;

(e) If even in the lower post, revised or pre-revised, the junior was drawing more pay than the senior by virtue of advance increments granted to him or otherwise, stepping up will not be permissible;

(f) In cases where the conditions are not met, stepping up of pay would not be admissible. For instance a Chief Loco Inspector promoted from Loco Pilot (Goods) prior to 1.1.2016 and the junior promoted to Chief Loco Inspector from Loco Pilot (Passenger) or from Loco Pilot (Mail/Express) [i.e. from a different post/cadre] after 1.1 .2016 are not identical and such would not come under the purview of instructions relating to stepping up of pay.

(g) In this connection, it is stated that LP (Goods), LP (Passenger) and LP (M/E) form three different and distinct seniority units and would, therefore, constitute different cadres/posts in the context of clause (a) above as clearly brought out in (f) above.

(h) Stepping up will be allowed only once, the pay so fixed after stepping up will remain unchanged;

(i) The senior shall be entitled to the next increment on completion of his required qualifying service with effect from the date of refixation of pay.

4. This has the approval of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

No.E(P&A)II/2017/RS-06

Joint Director/E(P&A)
Railway Board
New Delhi, dated 16.08.2019

Source: AIRF

Ex-Servicemen Welfare - Payment and Re-imbursement for Medical Treatment (Online Billing)

Ex-Servicemen Welfare - Payment and Re-imbursement of Medical expenses under ECHS; Processing of Online Bills by Bill Processing Agency (BPA)

File No.25(01)/2018/WE/D(Res-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence .
(Deptt. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare )
B wing, Room No.220
Sena Bhavan, New Delhi
Dated 09 July, 2019
To,
The chief of Army Staff .
The chief of Naval Staff
The chief of Air Staff

Subject: Payment and Re-imbursement of Medical expenses under ECHS; Processing of Online Bills by Bill Processing Agency (BPA).

Sir,
With reference to Govt. of India Ministry of Defence letter No.22A(10)/2010/US(WE)/D(Res)-Vol-V dated 10th July 2014 on the subject, I am directed to convey sanction of the Competent to the following amendments:

For

Payment and Re-imbursement for Medical Treatment (Online Billing)
(i) Director Regional Centre ECHS - Upto Rs.3,00,000/-
(ii) Dy MD, ECHS - Upto Rs.5,00,000/-
(iii) MD, ECHS - Upto Rs.10,00,000/-
(iv) Joint Secretary, ESW - Upto Rs.25,00,000/-
(v) Secretary, ESW - Above Rs.25,00,000/-

Read
(i) Director Regional Centre ECHS - Upto Rs.4,00,000/-
(ii) Dy MD, ECHS - Upto Rs.8,00,000/-
(iii) MD, ECHS - Upto Rs.15,00,000/-
(iv) Joint Secretary, ESW - Upto Rs.40,00,000/-
(v) Secretary, ESW - Above Rs.40,00.000/-

The powers delegated within the Ministry (bill above Rs.15 lakhs ) will be exercised in consultation with MoD (Finance/Pension).

This issues with the concurrence of MoD (Finance/Pension) vide U.O. No.32(14)/2018/Fin/Pen dated 17-6-2019.
Yours faithfully,
(A.K. Karn )
Under Secretary to Govt. of India
Source: DESW

MoD clarifies there is no proposal to privatise OFB

Ministry of Defence
MoD clarifies there is no proposal to privatise OFB
16th AUG 2019

In continuation of the meeting held on August 14, a Committee of senior officials of Ministry of Defence led by Additional Secretary, Department of Defence Production alongwith Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board (OFB) once again met the office bearers of the All India Defence Employees Federation, Indian National Defence Workers Federation, Bhartiya Pratiksha Mazdoor Sangh and Confederation of Defence Recognized Association here today on the issue of Strike notice given by them starting with effect from August 20,2019. The meeting was also attended by officials from the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Government of India.

The Committee also pointed out that the employees’ call for 30 days’ strike was unprecedented, especially when Government has already agreed to their demand to hold discussions at the MoD level and is in process of continuously engaging with them.

The Committee explained to the employee organisations that there is no proposal to privatise OFB. The proposal under consideration of Government is to make it into Defence Public Sector Undertakings (DPSUs), which is 100 per cent Government owned. Rumours being spread that OFB is being privatised are misguiding and with the intent to mislead the workers. Corporatisation of OFB will bring OFB at par with other DPSUs of MoD. This is in the interest of OFB as it will provide operational freedom and flexibility to OFB which it presently lacks. Besides, the interests of the workers will be adequately safeguarded in any decision taken on the subject.

The Committee also pointed out that Government has been continuously trying to strengthen the functioning of OFB, including having taken several steps to modernise the factories, carry out capital upgradation, re-train and re-skill OFB employees at Government costs, enable development of products and components with indigenous technology. The Committee urged the employee organisations to recognise Government’s efforts to make OFB into a competitive, productive and efficient organisation with higher turnover and enhanced profitability, which would also be in the interest of the employees. Therefore, the Committee once again urged the employee organisations to withdraw their proposed strike.

PIB

CBSE Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the 13th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 08-12-2019

Ministry of Human Resource Development

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will conduct the 13th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 08-12-2019
16 AUG 2019

The Central Board of Secondary Education will conduct the 13th edition of Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET) on 08-12-2019 (Sunday). The test will be conducted in 20 (Twenty) languages in 110 cities all over the country. The detailed Information Bulleting containing details of examination, syllabus, languages, eligibility criteria, examination fee, examination cities and important dates will be available on CTET official website www.ctet.nic.in from 19-08-2019.
The candidates are requested to download the Information Bulletin only from above mentioned website and read the same carefully before applying. The aspiring candidates have to apply online only through CTET website www.ctet.nic.in. The online application process will start from 19-08-2019. The last date for submitting online application is 18-09-2019 and fee can be paid upto 23-09- 2019 till 15.30 PM.

PIB

DoPT – Filling up the post of Executive Director (Engg./IT) (JS Level) in Food Corporation of India, New Delhi under the Department of Food & Public Distribution

Filling up the post of Executive Director (Engg./IT) (JS Level) in Food Corporation of India, New Delhi under the Department of Food & Public Distribution

F No 9/1/2019-EO(SM-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Office of the Establishment Officer

New Delhi, the 16th August, 2019
To
1.The Chief Secretaries, All State Governments
2. The Secretaries of all the Ministries/Departments of Government of India.
Subject: Filling up the post of Executive Director (Engg’/IT) (JS Level) in Food Corporation of India, New Delhi under the Department of Food & Public Distribution.

Sir/ Madam,
It is proposed to fill up the post of Executive Director (Engg.IT) (JS Level) in Food Corporation of India, New Delhi under the Department of Food & Public Distribution with pay at Level 14 (Rs. 1,44,200-2,18,200/-) of the Pay Matrix on deputation basis vice Shri Syedian Abbasi , IAS (AM 1990).

2. Names of willing and eligible officers, who have been empanelled to hold Joint Secretary or equivalent posts at the Centre under the Central Staffing Scheme, may be recommended to this office along with cadre clearance, vigilance clearance, detailed bio-data, viz name, date of birth , service, batch , contact telephone number, email address, educational qualifications, complete experience/posting details etc. CR dossiers/certified ACRs for the last five years and details of debarment & cooling off in respect of past central deputation. In case the officers are currently on Central deputation , the nomination may be forwarded with the approval of the Minister- in-charge concerned.

3. The post is a Non-Central Staffing Scheme post to be filled up through the Civil Services Board (CSB) procedure. It may be noted that no 'Mandatory Posting Certificate' for allotment retention of Government accommodation would be issued by this office to the officer appointed on the above referred post. However, those officers who have served and are currently serving on Central Staffing Scheme post in Delhi for at least four years and require to retain Government accommodation, would be issued a certificate to the effect that the officer concerned has served for at least four years in CSS post and he/she needs to retain Government accommodation for his/her tenure on non-CSS post.
4. It is requested that the applications of the eligible candidates may be forwarded so as to reach this Department by 13.09.2019.
Yours faithfully,
(Smita Sarangi)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

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