Saturday, November 30, 2019

MACPS – Date of next increment under Rule 10 of the CCS RP Rules, 2016

MACP


Date of next increment under Rule 10 of the CCS RP Rules, 2016 – DoE

The undersigned is directed to invite the attention to Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 which provides for the entitlement of employees for drawal of annual increment either on 1st January or 1st July depending on the date of appointment, promotion or grant of financial upgrdation. The Sub-Rule (2) thereof provides that increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial up-gradation including up-gradation under Modified Assured Carrier Progression Scheme (MACPS) during the period between the 2nd day of January and 1st day of July (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of January and the increment in respect of an employee appointed or promoted or granted financial up-gradation under MACPS during the period between the 2nd day of July and 1st day of January (both inclusive) shall be granted on 1st day of July.

Also check:Pay Fixation on Promotion or MACP in 7th CPC – Option Calculation with illustrations

2. A number of references were received in the Ministry of Finance seeking clarifications regarding drawal of next increment by the employees promoted on 1st July, 2016. On consideration of the matter, Department of Expenditure vide it’s Office Memorandum of even number dated 31.07.2018 has clarified that in case an employee is promoted or granted financial up-gradation including up-gradation under the MACP scheme on 1st January or 1st July, where the pay is fixed in the Level applicable to the post on which promotion is made in accordance with the Rule 13 of the CCS (RP) Rules, 2016, the first increment in the Level applicable to the post on which promotion is made shall accrue on the following 1st July or 1st January, as the case may be, provided a period of 6 months qualifying service is strictly fulfilled. The next increment thereafter shall, however, accrue only after completion of one year.

3. Consequent upon issue of Office Memorandum dated 31.07.2018 different Ministries/ Departments have sought clarification on applicability of DOE’s O.M dated 31.07.2018 keeping in view the provisions of Rule 10 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 , Rule 22(I)(a)(1) of Fundamental Rules & provisions of Stepping up of pay. The issues on which various Ministries/Departments have sought clarifications and decisions thereon are brought in the succeeding paragraphs.

    "Issue No. 1: Whether after promotion on 1st July and fixation of pay with two increments the date of next increment will be 1st January or 1st July"

4. During the regime of 6th CPC, when the annual increment was admissible uniformly on 1st July every year, employees completing 6 months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st July were eligible for grant of increment. In the 7th CPC regime there are two dates of increments 1st January and 1st July. Keeping in view the spirit of 6th CPC, O.M dated 31.07.2018 was issued providing for accrual of next increment on 1st July/1st January in respect of employees getting promotion on 1st January/1st July provided 6 months qualifying service is strictly fulfilled.

5. The instructions contained in the O.M. dated 31.07.2018 are self-explanatory in respect of the cases of promotion/ financial up-gradation falling on 1st July or Pt January. These instructions provide that in case of promotion/financial up-gradation on 1st July and 1st January and getting fixation of pay in the Level applicable to the post in which promotion is made in accordance with Rule 13 of the CCS (RP) Rules 2016, the first increment in the level in which promotion is made shall accrue on the following 1st January or 1st July, as the case may be, provided a period of 6 months’ qualifying service is fulfilled.

    "Issue No.2: Accrual of next increment in case of regular promotion /financial up-gradation of an employee on any date other than the date of annual increment and option for pay fixation is exercised under FR 22(I)(a)(1)."

6. The opportunity to exercise of option for pay fixation under FR 22(I)(a)(1) is available to employees in case of promotion/financial up-gradation. Therefore, the Central Government Employee promoted on regular basis/granted financial up-gradation on any date other than the date of his/her annual increment in lower grade and exercises the option under FR 22(I)(a)(1) read with Department of Personnel & Training’s OM No.13/02/2017-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 27.07.2017 for fixation of pay from the date of accrual of next increment in the scale of pay in lower grade, he may be allowed the 1st increment in promotional grade on 1st January/ 1st July as the case may be after completion of 6 months’ qualifying service after such fixation on 1st July/1st January (i.e., the date of increment in lower grade) on the analogy of Department of Expenditure’s OM dated 31.07.2018. The next increment, thereafter, shall however, accrue only after completion of one year.

7. Since there is material change, it has also been approved that the employees who have been regularly promoted or granted financial up-gradation on or after 01.01.2016 and desire to exercise/re-exercise option for pay fixation under FR22(I)(a)(1) shall be given an opportunity to exercise or re-exercise of the option there under. Such an option shall be exercised within one month of issue of this O.M.

8. These instructions will be applicable with effect from 01.01.2016.

9. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

10. Hindi version of these orders is attached.

(B.K.Manthan)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

MACPS – Date of next increment under Rule 10 of the CCS RP Rules, 2016

AICPIN for October 2019

AICPIN for October 2019

No. 5/1/2019-CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: 29th November, 2019

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – October, 2019

The All-India CPI-IW for October, 2019 increased by 3 points and pegged at 325 (three hundred and twenty five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.93 per cent between September, 2019 and October, 2019 when compared with the increase of (+) 0.33 per cent for the corresponding months of last year.

Also check: Expected DA January 2020

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 2.85 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Wheat, Wheat Atta, Goat Meat, Milk Buffalo, Milk Cow, Garlic, Onion, Brinjal, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Gourd, Lady’s Finger, Potato, Tomato, Torai, Cooking Gas, Electricity Charges, Medicine (Homeopathic), College Fee, Petrol, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Ginger, French Bean, Radish, Apple, Lemon, Orange, Bus Fare, Hair Oil, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation based on CPI-IW stood’ at 7.62 per cent for October, 2019 as compared to 6.98 per cent for the previous month and 5.23 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 8.60 per cent against 7.05 per cent of the previous month and (-) 0.95 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level Varanasi and Jamshedpur observed the maximum increase of 12 points each followed by Munger-Jamalpur and Chhindwara (11 points each) and Jabalpur (9 points). Among others, 8 points increase was observed in 2 centres, 7 points in 4 centres, 6 points in 4 centres, 5 points in 12 centres, 4 points in 6 centres, 3 points in 15 centres, 2 points in 11 centres and 1 point in 10 centres. On the contrary, Goa recorded a maximum decrease of 4 points followed by Tiruchirapally, Ajmer and Delhi (2 points each). Rest of the 5 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 32 centres are above All-India Index and 44 centres’ indices are below national average. The indices of Ernakulam and Warrangal centres remained at par with All-India Index.

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2019 will be released on Tuesday, 31st December, 2019. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Group D/Pay matrix Level 1 vacancies in Railways for disabled canditates (Divyangjans)

Group D/Pay matrix Level 1 vacancies in Railways for disabled canditates (Divyangjans)

  •  Total Vacancies reserved for Disabled candidates (Divyangjan) were revised upwards by Railways from 729 to over 2400 with around 600 for each of the 4 Disability categories of LD, VI, HI and MD.
  •     There were total about 1.87 crore applicants. Written Exams (Computer-based 100% objective in 15 languages)
  •     Around 1,55,000 (1.55 lakhs) Disabled candidates took the exam for the around 2400 posts notified as reserved for such candidates.
  •     Around 34000 Disabled candidates scored above this threshold qualifying limit

Ministry of Railways
Clarification by Ministry of Railways regarding Recruitment of Divyangjans on Gr-D/Level-1 Vacancies

There is recent and continuing sit-in by Disabled persons (‘Divyangjan’) at Mandi House in Delhi regarding some issues for Level-1 jobs in the Railways for Divyangajans. At the outset, on this sensitive matter, it is categorically stated that insofar as Divyangjan candidates are concerned, Railways have ensured that notification of the required number of reserved vacancies, conduct of the entire recruitment exercise, and filled up of posts meant for Divyangjan have been not only transparent and fair, but also in accordance with statutory provisions and the law of the land in this regard. Nevertheless, necessary details with regard to the whole issue are brought out below.

Background

·        A centralized notification (CEN 02/18) for around 63000 Level-1 vacancies for all Railway zones across Indian Railways was issued in Feb’18 by Railway Recruitment Boards.

·        This notification had initially 729 vacancies for Disabled in 3 Categories- Orthopaedic, Visual, and Hearing Disabled. The major chunk of vacancies was notified for Orthopaedically Disabled, based on job & suitability requirements of the posts advertised. Candidates could apply to be considered for vacancies of one of the 16 Railway zones of their choice.

·        An organization of visually impaired persons filed a PIL in Hon’ble Delhi High Court in Feb’18. In the meantime, the revised Disabilities Act, 2016 had been enacted by then and notified by the Department of Personnel & Training of the Govt. of India in Jan 2018. In terms of this Act, the total vacancies to be reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities (PwBD) was revised upwards to 4%, with prescribed bifurcation among Disability categories.

·         In compliance of Court hearings and directions in the case, the provisions of this revised Disabilities Act was made applicable to the CEN 02/2018 recruitment exercise as well. This meant that 4% vacancies had to be kept reserved for Disabled candidates. As specified in the Act, this was to be distributed equally as 1% each among 4 Disability Categories – Locomotor Disability (LD) that was earlier called Orthopaedic; Visually Impaired (VI), Hearing Impaired (HI), and an added Disability category of Multi-Disability (MD). MD would include candidates suffering from more than one Disability among the other three, as defined by medical benchmark standards.

·        Accordingly, total Vacancies reserved for Disabled candidates (Divyangjan) were revised upwards by Railways from 729 to over 2400 with around 600 for each of the 4 Disability categories of LD, VI, HI and MD.

·        In the meantime, a window of one month was provided on February 28, 2018 for candidates to apply because of the applicability of the revised Disability Act.

·        There were total about 1.87 crore applicants. Written Exams (Computer-based 100% objective in 15 languages) were conducted in the latter part of 2018. Around 1,55,000 (1.55 lakhs) Disabled candidates took the exam for the around 2400 posts notified as reserved for such candidates. All prescribed facilities such as scribes, extra time, careful seating arrangements etc. were arranged for Disabled candidates. Minimum qualifying/cut-off threshold scores that were 40 for General candidates and 30 for SC/ST/OBC candidates were relaxed by 2 marks to 38 and 28 respectively for Disabled candidates. Around 34000 Disabled candidates scored above this threshold qualifying limit. Based on number of vacancies and their merit position in the particular Disability category in that Railway, commensurate number of qualified candidates were called for Document Verification and medical examination, prior to being offered appointment. Against those who are either absent or have not cleared verification of Documents and meeting the medical standards as per their Disability, candidates next in line as per merit have been called. So far, around 1025 Disabled candidates have already been selected for appointment. As authenticity of certificates and determining of medical status is taking additional time in the case of some Disabled candidates, this number of 1025 will go up in the coming weeks.

Sequence of Events

·        Last month, some protesters under a banner “Toshiyas” did a sit-in in Delhi for 3 days from Oct 23-Oct 25, 2019. Apart from generic grievances regarding Government policy of reservation for Disabled categories and how this should be implemented in recruitments, they had also alleged irregularities in individual cases due to which they were aggrieved that meritorious Disabled candidates had not been selected.

·        A detailed three-way discussion with the protesters, senior Railway officers and senior officers of the Ministry of Social Justice was chaired by Secretary, M/o Social Justice on 24 Oct 2019.

·        On 25th October, the Court of Chief Commissioners of Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) heard the Petitioners and took their submissions on record. The Railways’ position and point-wise clarifications were also taken on record, following which the Court passed orders the same evening. These orders directed display of cut-offs for each Disability category not only on the respective Railway Recruitment cell websites of each Railway zone, but also on the Railway Board website. Directions to Railway zones to expedite the process, ensuring that no non-Divyangjan was appointed to a Divyangjan-reserved post, and careful consideration of any list of individual candidates’ grievances to be furnished by the Petitioner were also given.

·        The directions above were complied by Railways and compliance report also sent to the Court (CCPD), with a copy to the Petitioner.

·        After a specific request by Railway Board’s office, the Petitioner in the case at CCPD furnished a list of around 184 candidates across 10 Railway zones, who, it was claimed, had not been selected even though they had qualified as per merit.

·        The list was carefully examined by Railways Administration and it was found that around 21 of the 184 had not secured the relaxed threshold cut-off/ qualifying score of 38 (for UR) or 28 (for SC/ST/OBC). The around 163 others had crossed this minimum threshold but were far short in terms of merit score when compared to the last such candidate selected  in that Disability category by that Railway zone. This detailed position in respect of the entire list submitted by him was sent to the Petitioner.

·        On Ministry of Railways’ own initiative, a further detailed follow-up meeting with the main Petitioner and several of the original protesters was again held at Patna on 23rd November 2019 with senior officers of the Board to collect any residual grievances.

·        Again some protesters under a fresh banner have suddenly gone on a sit-in since 26th November. These protesters were part of the earlier group, but have now reportedly splintered/broken away and have sat on this dharna.

·        Two more attempts at resolving the matter through discussions with senior Railway officers have failed first at Rail Bhawan on 26th Nov evening, and the second at the protest site on 27th evening, as the protesters are sticking to their demand of being given jobs in Railways irrespective of their merit position, Disability category, and vacancies notified in the Railway zone they have chosen.

Railways’ position on issues raised by the Protesters

The demands pertaining to Level-1 recruitment cover 5 broad aspects as under:

Sl. No. Demand Position/remarks
1 Interchange/merger of all ‘Divyangjan’ vacancies across Disability categories As per the revised PwBD Act, 2016, unfilled Disabled vacancies are carried forward to next year. Only if they remain unfilled in the next year also, is interchange of vacancies across Disabled categories permissible
2 Common merit list for all Divyangjan across all Railway zones Candidates have opted for choice of Railway zone of their choice. Vacancies and merit lists are also Railway zone-specific. Thousands of candidates have already joined accordingly. Review at this stage is not feasible.
3 Regular filling up of all unfilled Divyangjan vacancies every year and through Special Drives Full complement of Divyangjan vacancies already notified in recruitments for 2018 and 2019.
4 Diversion of other quota unfilled vacancies such as  for trained Act Apprentices to Divyangjan quota Such Diversion across quotas is not permissible
5 Preference for appointment to those who have come to Delhi for the agitation Not permissible, as merit in the category alone can determine filling up of vacancies in any Railway zone

Any large competitive examination has to be conducted as per merit and as per statutory provisions. In a situation where around 2400 vacancies are reserved for Divyangjan and there are 1.55 lakh Divyangjan applicants, it is clear that the end of the recruitment exercise will unfortunately result in around 1.53 lakh Divyangjan not making the cut. As long as those selected are strictly as per merit for that Disability category and that Railway zone, the process should be accepted by all stakeholders. The point about whether the present 1% distribution of vacant posts across the 4 Disability categories is equitable considering the relative populations/number of applicants in each Disability is a larger policy issue involving other Ministries of the Government of India and other expert bodies. Railways cannot act unilaterally in the matter. As things stand, the Railways are bound to follow statutory provisions as notified. Any specific irregularities/grievances, if pointed out, will be promptly examined and corrective action, if necessitated, taken. This has been repeatedly emphasized to the protesters. The Railways continues to remain committed to the cause of Divyangjans.

It is also relevant to mention that another group of Disabled persons under a different NGO has already gone to Hon’ble Delhi High Court raising similar issues as these protesters. Matter is sub judice there. Indian Railways will respect the judicial verdict in the matter, as and when it is delivered.

Source: PIB

Compulsory Retirement Under Section 56(J) of CCS (Pension) Rules

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Compulsory Retirement Under Section 56(J) of CCS (Pension) Rules

As per the information/data uploaded by the different Ministries/Departments/Cadre Controlling Authorities (CCAs) on Probity Portal followed by the rectification requests made by some Ministries/Departments/CCAs, during the period from July, 2014 to October, 2019 (as on 21.11.2019), FR 56(j) has been invoked against a total number of 96 Group ‘A’ officers of different Ministries/Departments.

The Government has the absolute right to retire Government officials prematurely on the ground of lack of integrity and ineffectiveness, in public interest, under the provisions of Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j)/(l), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) Pension Rules, 1972.  These rules lay down the policy of periodic review and premature retirement of Government servants, which is a continuous process.

Also check: VOLUNTARY RETIREMENT SCHEME FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

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

Source: PIB

10% reservation would be provided for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in Central Government posts and services

Benefits for Economically Weaker Sections

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Benefits for Economically Weaker Sections

In pursuance of insertion of clauses 15(6) and 16(6) in the Constitution, vide the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019 and in order to enable the EWSs, who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes and the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes,Department of Personnel and Training has notified that 10% reservation would be provided for EWSs in Central Government posts and services in direct recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 01.02.2019.

Also check: Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) quota will not affect existing reservation

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

Source: PIB

Special Recruitment through SSC, Ministry of Railways and Department of Posts

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Special Recruitment Drive for Filling up of Vacant Posts

Filling up of vacant posts is a continuing process. The recruitment agencies conduct recruitment process as per vacancies reported to them by the user departments. Based on vacancies reported by the user Departments, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has started recruitment process to fill up 1,05,338 posts during the year 2019 and 2020. During 2017-18, Centralized Employment Notifications (CENs) for 1,27,573 combined vacancies of various Group 'C' and Level-1 posts were notified by the Ministry of Railways - for new and future vacancies to arise in two yearstime. Another five CENs covering 1,56,138 vacancies of various Group 'C' and Level-1 posts were issued in 2018-19. The Department of Posts has also conducted examination/notified to fill up 19,522 vacancies, other than those to be filled up through SSC, in various grades. Thus, recruitment process to fill up 4,08,591 vacancies by just three agencies viz. the SSC, Ministry of Railways and Department of Posts, is in progress.

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

Source: PIB

Extension of CGHS Dispensaries/Hospitals

Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Extension of CGHS Dispensaries/Hospitals


The   norms   for   establishment   of   new   Wellness   Centre   under   CGHS   are   as   under:-

I. In an existing CGHS City:-

For opening of a new CGHS Wellness Centre in an existing CGHS  City,  there  has  to  be  a  minimum  of  2000  Card  holders  (serving  employees  of Central Government and Central Civil Pensioners).

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II. Extension of CGHS to a new City:-

For extension of CGHS to a new City, there has to be a minimum of 6000 Card holders.

At present, there is no such proposal. Opening of new CGHS Wellness Centre is considered as per the extant norms in this regard, subject to availability of resources.

The Minister of State (Health and Family Welfare), Sh Ashwini Kumar Choubey stated this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha here today.

Source: PIB

Thursday, November 28, 2019

No proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service

No proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Central Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service

No proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Central Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 1234
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th NOVEMBER, 2019

Question by SHRI LAVU SRI KRISHNA DEVARAYALU & ANSWER by MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE SHRI ANURAG SINGH THAKUR

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:

1. Question: whether it is true that the Economic Survey presented this year recommends an increase in retirement age for employees to 70 years;
Answer: The Economic Survey 2018-19 did not recommend an increase the retirement age for employees to 70 years. It merely highlighted the experience of other major countries.

Also check: Central Government employees who have put in 33 years service or attained the age of 60 years, whichever is earlier, shall retire on superannuation

2. Question: if so, the details of the recommendation along with its status;
Answer: Does not arise.

3. Question: whether it is true that the Ministry is planning to bring a new proposal of 33 years of service or 60 years whichever is less for Central Government employees instead of implementing the above recommendation; and
Answer: Presently, there is no proposal in the Government to fix the retirement age of Government employees as 60 years or 33 years of service, whichever is earlier.

4. Question: if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor along with its status?
Answer: Does not arise

Source: http://loksabhaph.nic.in/

7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers working in Constructions Organization

7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers working in Constructions Organization
7th CPC Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers working in Constructions Organization

NFIR

No.IV/NFIR/7 CPC(Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part II
Dated: 20/11/2019
The Member Engineering,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

The Member Staff
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Recommendations of 7th CPC - Payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers working in Constructions Organization - reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No.PC VIII/2017/ 1/7/5/4 dated 10/08/2017 (RBE No. 87/2017).
(ii) Railway Board’s clarification issued to GM (P), E.C. Railway vide letter No.PC VII/ 2017/1/7/5/4 dated 25/10/2018.
(iii) GS/NFIR’ s letter No. IV/NFIR/7 CPC(Imp)/2016/ Allowance/ Part II dated 24/12/2018 to the Secretary (E), Railway Board and sent to AM(CE) & EDPC-II, Railway Board.

While enclosing copy of NFIR’s letter No.IV/NFIR/ 7 CPC (Imp)/2016/Allowance/Part II dated 24/12/2018 on the subject, the Federation expresses its disappointment over continued denial of Risk & Hardship Allowance to the Track Maintainers working in Construction Organizations on Indian Railways. The Federation in its letter dated 24/12/2018 had elaborately explained the merits, justifying payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance to the Track Maintainers of Construction Organizations also. Sadly, due to Railway Board’s clarification issued to the General Manager (P), E.C. Railway vide letter dated 25th October, 2018, the payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Construction Organizations Track Maintainers has been denied and wherever paid for the previous period, the same is being recovered.

Also check: 7TH PAY COMMISSION TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE

Though nearly ten months passed from the date of letter of Federation, there has been no reply indicating action taken on this issue. This has compelled the Federation to seek intervention of Railway Board (ME & MS) for reviewing the case and allowing payment of Risk and Hardship Allowance to the Track Maintainers working in the Construction Organizations.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board (ME & MS) to kindly consider the matter objectively and accord approval for payment of Risk & Hardship Allowance to those Track Maintainers working in Construction Organizations over Indian Railways. It may kindly be appreciated that this issue deserves to be settled immediately without waiting for the report of EDs Committee in view of the merits involved for payment.

DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

Education scholarship scheme for single girl child

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER EDUCATION

LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 1333
TO BE ANSWERED ON 25th NOVEMBER, 2019

Scholarship for Single Girl Child

1333. SHRI PATEL HASMUKHBHAI SOMABHAI:

Will the Minister of HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:

(a) whether the Government proposes any education scholarship scheme for single girl child; and

(b) if so, the details thereof during the last three years?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF HUMAN RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT
(Shri Ramesh Pokhriyal ‘Nishank’)

(a): The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) and the University Grants Commission (UGC) are implementing the following scholarship/fellowship schemes exclusively for Single
Girl Child.

Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child:- CBSE is implementing Merit Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child. Those single girl child, who have passed class X examination with 60% marks and studying in CBSE affiliated schools in class XI and XII are eligible for the award. The rate of scholarship is Rs. 6,000/- per annum. The number of scholarships for each year is determined based on the applications received.

Also check: Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved hike in scholarships for armed forces staff

UGC is implementing two schemes for Single Girl Child namely:-

(i) Post-Graduate Indira Gandhi Scholarship for Single Girl child:- This scholarship is awarded to single girl child up to 30 years of age for studying in various postgraduate courses in colleges / universities on a full-time basis. Rate of scholarship is Rs. 36,200 per annum for a period of two years only. The number of fresh scholarship given per year is 3,000.

(ii) Swami Vivekananda Single Girl Child Fellowship for Research in Social Sciences:- Fellowship programme is provided to only girl child up to the age of 40 years for five years and admitted in full time Ph.D programme in Social Sciences in Colleges/Universities. Fellowship amount of Rs. 25,000 per month for first two years and Rs. 28,000 per month for remaining tenure is provided. There is no fixed number of fellowships for a particular year which is variable depending upon the number of applications received every year.

(b): The details of scholarships / fellowships provided and amount disbursed during the last three years is as under:-

 Scholarship Scheme for Single Girl Child

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

whether the Government proposes to provide the pensioners of Employees Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1351
ANSWERED ON: 25.11.2019

Medical Insurance to Pensioners of EPFO
EPFO

Rajan Baburao Vichare
Will the Minister of

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state:-

(a)whether the Government proposes to provide the pensioners of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) with Medical Insurance through the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation;

(b)if so, the details thereof; and

(c)if not, the reasons therefor?

Also check: Government proposes to increase the minimum pension for EPF pensioners?

ANSWER

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

(a) to (c): Yes, Sir. The Government proposes to extend medical benefits to Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS) 1995 pensioners drawing minimum pension upto Rs. 1000/- per month under EPS, 1995 and residing in Delhi through a pilot scheme. However, no final decision has been taken.

Order Books of Defence Public Sector Units (PSUs

Order Books of Defence Public Sector Units (PSUs)

Ministry of Defence
Order Books of Defence PSUs

27 NOV 2019

The status of current order books of Defence PSUs is as under:


S.NO.NAME OF ORGANISATIONCURRENT ORDER BOOK VALUE (Rs. In Crore)
1HINDUSTAN AERONAUTICS LIMITED (HAL)59832
2BHARAT ELECTRONICS LIMITED (BEL)56300
3BEML LIMITED (BEML)9568
4BHARAT DYNAMICS LIMITED (BDL)7200
5MISHRA DHATU NIGAM LIMITED (MIDHANI)1800
6MAZAGON DOCK SHIPBUILDERS LIMITED (MDL)52113
7GARDEN REACH SHIPBUILDERS & ENGINEERS LIMITED (GRSE)27407
8GOA SHIPYARD LIMITED (GSL)14956
9HINDUSTAN SHIPYARD LIMITED (HSL)2805
The order book volume of Defence PSUs depends on the customers which is primarily the Armed Forces and export opportunities in the International market. The steps taken to improve the order book position includes modernization of production capacity and infrastructure; emphasis on import substitution and indigenisation; promotion of exports; introduction of new technologies; product diversification; setting up of JVs with foreign companies and preference being given to ‘Buy (Indian – Indigenously Designed, Developed and Manufactured)’ equipment under Capital Acquisition in Defence Procurement Procedure 2016.

Also check: ENCASHMENT OF EARNED LEAVE ON JOINING CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES FROM PSUS & VICE VERSA

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Shri Sudhakar Tukaram Shrangare and Smt Pratima Bhoumik in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Pay and allowances to Armed forces through Family Allotment Money Order

Pay and allowances to Armed forces through Family Allotment Money Order

Ministry of Defence
Pay and Allowance to Personnel Posted in Field Areas

27 NOV 2019

The Pay and Allowances of all armed forces personnel are being credited by their respective Pay Accounts Offices into their Bank Account each month, irrespective of their place of posting.  These Bank Accounts details are submitted by the Record Office(s) in prescribed bank mandate at the time of their enrolment and kept updated.  Now Bank accounts are accessible from anywhere irrespective of the place of opening.

Families of armed forces personnel can access the bank accounts for all purposes as their dependents including additional ATM cards.

Also check: Pay Scales for PBORs of Armed Forces

Besides above, the provision of FAMO (Family Allotment Money Order) is also continuing for armed forces who are posted in field areas, to transfer money to their families by the Pay Accounts Offices (if opted by JCO/ORs & officers).

This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Shripad Naik in a written reply to Smt Rita Bahuguna Joshi in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Central Government Employees Fixation of pay from pre revised grade pay

Fixation of pay from pre revised grade pay

Central Government Employees Fixation of pay from pre revised grade pay


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 230
ANSWERED ON 19.11.2019

Central Government Employees Fixation of pay from pre revised grade pay

230 Shri Neeraj Shekhar
Shri Ravi Prakash Verma

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether Government has issued general orders for fixation of pay for officials who were promoted from pre-revised grade pay of Rs. 4,200/- to Rs. 4,600/- between 01/01/2006 to 29/08/2008 to minimum at Rs. 18,460/- as per the orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court in Union of India and others versus Rajkumar Anand dated 14/03/2019 to avoid unnecessary litigation and expenses incurred thereon;
(b) if so, the details thereof along with the date and number of the said orders;
(c) if not, the reasons therefor; and
(d) by when said orders would be issued?

Also check: Fixation of pay on promotion from the Date of Next Increment (DNI) in the lower post

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(SHRI ANURAG SINGH THAKUR)

(a) No, Sir.
(b) Does not arise.
(c) Hon’ble Supreme Court’s Order dated 14.03.2019 in Civil Appeal No. 3052/2019 - Union of India & Others Vs Raj Kumar Anand & Others, is specific to pay fixation matter of Shri Raj Kumar Anand & Others and is in consonance with Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008. Therefore, no general order/Office Memorandum is required to be issued by this Department.
(d) Does not arise.

Pension Hike Latest News: Minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3000 after attaining the age of 60 years

Pension Hike Latest News: Minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3000 after attaining the age of 60 years

Pension Hike Latest News: Minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3000 after attaining the age of 60 years


Ministry of Labour & Employment
Hike in Pension

25 NOV 2019

Government of India in February, 2019 launched Pradhan Mantri Shram Yogi Maan-dhan (PM-SYM), a voluntary and contributory pension Scheme, for the benefit of unorganized workers, as per eligibility. The scheme assures minimum monthly pension of Rs. 3000 to the beneficiaries after attaining the age of 60 years. All unorganized workers, in the age group of 18-40 years, whose monthly income is up to Rs. 15,000 and who are not members of Employees’ Provident Fund Organization or Employees’ State Insurance Corporation or National Pension System (Government contributed) and are also not income tax payers, are eligible to enroll under the Scheme. The subscriber is required to pay the prescribed monthly contribution amount and the Central Government provides the equal matching contribution. This Scheme is implemented through Life Insurance Corporation of India. Enrollment under the Scheme can be done through any of the Common Service Centres across the country.

Also check: Hike Pensioners pay who is at the age of 80 yrs and above of Maharashtra Pensioners from 1.1.2019

Further, vide notification No. G.S.R. 593 (E) dated 19.08.2014, a minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per month has been fixed with effect from 01.09.2014 for the pensioners under Employees' Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995 framed under the Employees’ Provident Funds and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, applicable to establishments which belong to industries and classes of establishments listed in Schedule-I and where number of employees is 20 or more. No decision has been taken at present to further enhance the minimum pension under EPS, 1995.

Further, Atal Pension Yojana (APY) was launched in May, 2015, by the Government of India, and Indian Citizens between the age group of 18 to 40 years are eligible to join APY through their savings bank account or post office savings bank account. Depending upon the pension plan selected, each subscriber under APY shall receive a guaranteed minimum pension of Rs. 1000/- per month or Rs. 2000/- per month or Rs. 3000/- per month or Rs. 4000/- per month or Rs. 5000/- per month, after the age of 60 years until his/her death.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

PIB

Immovable Property Return (IPR) filing for the year 2019 - Instructions to IAS officers

Immovable Property Return (IPR) filing for the year 2019 - Instructions to IAS officers

Latest DoPT Orders 2019

IPR filing for the year 2019 latest dopt orders 2019

 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL& TRAINING
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
NORTH BLOCK
NEWDELHI-110001


D.O. No. 6(1)/2014-EO (PR)

21st November, 2019

Dear Secretary,
Rule 16(2) of AIS (Conduct) Rules, 1968 provides that every member of the Service shall submit an annual return in such form as may be prescribed by the Government in this regard, giving full particulars regarding the immovable property inherited by him or owned or acquired by him or held by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person. In terms of the instructions vide OM No.8/9/60-AIS(III) dated 16.02.1960 and OM No.11017/74/93-AIS(III) dated 04.01.1994 issued under this Rule, every member of the service is required to submit annual immovable property return by 31st January of the next year. Failure on the part of the members of the Service to comply with the requirements of the aforesaid provisions constitutes good and sufficient reason for institution of disciplinary proceedings,among other things vide this Department's OM No.104/33/200S-AVD-Idated 29.10.2007and 07.09.2011, against them.

Also check: Submission of Immovable Property Return (IPR) for the year 2018

2. In order to further facilitate the filing of IPR's, this Department has vide DO No.6(1)/2014-EO(PR) dated 22.12.2016 introduced online filing of IPR in respect of IAS officers w.eJ. 1st January, 2017 through the Module designed for the purpose. Through this Module, the officers can submit the IPR either electronically or upload scanned copy of the manually filled in IPR. This online Module closes automatically after the prescribed timeline of 31st January, 2020 in respect of the calendar year 2019.

3. I would, therefore, request you to kindly issue necessary instructions to all IAS officers working in your Ministry/ Department and its various organizations,to ensure that they submit their IPRs online in the IPR Module for the year ending on 31st December,2019, as per the prescribed timeline.

With regards,

Yours Sincerely
(Dr. C. Chandramouli)

D.O. No. 6(1)/2014-EO (PR)

21st November, 2019

Dear Sir / Madam,
Rule 16(2) of AIS (Conduct) Rules,1968 provides that every member of the Service shall submit an annual return in such form as may be prescribed by the Government in this regard, giving full particulars regarding the immovable property inherited by him or owned or acquired by him or held by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person. In terms of the instructions vide OM No.8/9/60-AIS(III) dated 16.02.1960 and OM No.11017/74/93-AIS(III) dated 04.01.1994 issued under this Rule, every member of the service is required to submit annual immovable property return by 31st January of the next year. Failure on the part of the members of the Service to comply with the requirements of the aforesaid provisions constitutes good and sufficient reason for institution of disciplinary proceedings,among other things vide this Department's OM NO.104/33/2005-AVD-I dated 29.10.2007 and 07.09.2011, against them.

2. In order to further facilitate the filing of IPR's,this Department has vide DO No.6(1)/2014-EO (PR) dated 22.12.2016 introduced online filing of IPR in respect of lAS officers w.e.f. 1st January, 2017 through the Module designed for the purpose. Through this Module,the officers can submit the IPR either electronically or upload scanned copy of the manually filled in IPR. This online Module closes automatically after the prescribed timeline of 31st January, 2020 in respect of the calendar year 2019.

3. I would, therefore, request you to kindly issue necessary instructions to all IAS officers working in your Ministry / Department and its various organizations,to ensure that they submit their IPRS online in the IPR Module for the year ending on 31st December as per the prescribed timeline.

With regards,
Yours Sincerely,
(Dr.C.Chandramouli)

Source: DoPT

Monday, November 25, 2019

State-wise details of ex-servicemen trained/oriented under PMKVY 2016-2020

State-wise details of ex-servicemen trained/oriented under PMKVY 2016-2020

PMKVY 2020


Enrolling of Ex-Servicemen under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY)

Under Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) skilling is being imparted through Short Term Training (STT) courses and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). STT is being imparted to either school/college dropouts or unemployed youth at accredited and affiliated Training Centres (TCs).

Upon successful completion of their assessment, candidates are being offered / provided with placement assistance by Training Providers (TPs). Under RPL, individuals with prior learning experience or skills are being assessed and certified. It aims to align the competencies of the unregulated workforce of the country to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF).

Also check: Demands of Defence Ex-servicemen on OROP requiring immediate action

Directorate of Indian Army Veterans (DIAV) is the implementing body who is providing placement in support with Army Welfare Placement Organisation (AWPO). The State-wise details of ex-servicemen trained/oriented under PMKVY 2016-20 are as under:

(a) Short term training (STT):

S. No.StateEnrolledTrainedAssessedCertifiedPlaced
1.Jharkhand4103873473060
2.Uttar Pradesh1561561441240
3.Uttarakhand490000
TOTAL6155434914300

(b) Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

S. No.StateEnrolledOrientedAssessedCertified
1Andhra Pradesh1372137213511351
2Assam26262626
3Bihar3386334731472336
4Delhi3626362633112567
5Goa55552626
6Gujara1476147614111352
7Himachal Pradesh1829178617471350
8Jammu and Kashmir2977287828842209
9Jharkhand3321332131682404
10Karnataka1105810894104478899
11Kerala2748274825392302
12Madhya Pradesh14645140531426211224
13Maharashtra9976934794868086
14Meghalaya6746674664745500
15Odisha1318131813671218
16Punjab11011010981
17Rajasthan88888862
18Tamil Nadu2829275926232029
19Telangana3011302628682778
20Uttar Pradesh1460113854128979503
21Uttarakhand7617757975176444
22West Bengal74747454
Grand Total92889904838782271801

This information was given by the Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Shri R.K. Singh in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

Source: PIB

Central Government Holidays 2020 in Kolkata offices: CGEWCC Kolkata

Central Government Holidays 2020 in Kolkata offices: CGEWCC Kolkata

Central Government Holidays 2020

List of Compulsory & Restricted Holidays for the year 2020 for Kolkata offices: CGEWCC Kolkata
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY,
CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES’ WELFARE CO-ORDINATION COMMITTEE,
KOLKATA
Aayakar Bhawan, 2nd floor,Room No.2/42,P-7,
Chowringhee Square, Kolkata-700069
NO. C.G.E.W.C.C./Kol/Holiday/2019-20/718
Dated: 17/09/2019
List of compulsory & restricted Holidays for the year 2020.
In accordance with the revised policy of the Govt.of India ( Ministry of Home Affairs, Deptt Of Personnel & Administrative Reforms), O.M.No.-9/37/82/JCA dated 11.11.1982,the working committee of the CGEWCC, Kolkata in its 116th meeting held on 17/09/2019 decided 3 (three) holidays local y (at S. Nol,2 & of para 3.1)in addition to 14 (fourteen) holidays fixed by the Ministry for the year 2020 vide F.No. 12/2/2019-JCA-2, Govt.of India, Ministry of Personnel,P.G. & Pensions, (Department of Personnel & Training), New Delhi,dated 18/06/2019. Thus the Central Govt. Offices coming under the purview of this committee who are doing “work of Secretariat Nature” will observe the under noted 17 ( Seventeen ) compulsory holidays for the Calendar year 2020 and further 2 (two) Restricted Holidays from the List of Restricted Holidays for the year 2020.

LIST OF COMPULSORY HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2020

Sl.No.Holidays & Connected FestivalsMonth & Date 2020 A.D.Days of Week
1.Republic DayJanuary, 26Sunday
2.Basant Panchami /Sri PanchamiJanuary, 30Thursday
3.HoloMarch, 10Tuesday
4.Mahavir JayantiAprl, 06Monday
s.Good FridayApril, 10Friday
6.Buddha PurnimaMay, 07Thursday
7.ld-UI·FltrMay, 25Monday
8.ld-Ut-Zuha (Bakrid)August, 01Saturday
9.Independence DayAugust, 15Saturday
10.MuharramAugust, 30Sunday
11.Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober, 02Friday
12.Dussehra(Maha  Saptami)(Addional)October, 23Friday
13DussehraOctober, 25Sunday
14Milad-un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birth Day  Prophet Mahammad)October. 30Friday
15.Diwali (Deepavali)November, 14Saturday
16.Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember, 30Monday
17.Christmas DayDecember, 25Friday
Note: Central Govt. Organizations, which include Industrial, Commercial & Training Establishment (I.e. other than doing work of Secretariat nature) would observe 16 holidays In a year out of which 3 namely, Republic Day, Independence and Mahatma Gandhi’s Birthday will be compulsory. The remaining Holidays / Occasions may be determined by such Establishment / Organizations themselves on year to year basis.
Also check: Holidays to be observed in Central Government Offices during the year 2020
In deciding whether a particular Department / Establishment / Organization an Industrial, Commercial or Trading Organizations (i.e. other than those doing work of Secretariat nature) the decision may be taken by the respective Ministry I Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.
The date or Holidays for the Muslim Festivals may be changed on sighting of the Moon and decision to be taken by the CGEWCC, Kolkata based on the decision of the State Government in respect of ldu’I Fitr, ldu’I Zoha [Id -Uz-Zuha(Bakrld)], Muharram and Id -e -Milad

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS FOR THE YEAR 2020

S.No.HolidayDateDay
SAKA ERA 1942
1New Year’s DayJanuary, 01Wednesday
2Guru Gobind Singh’s BirthdayJanuary, 02Thursday
3LohriJanuary, 13Monday
4Makar Sankranti/ PongalJanuary, 15Wednesday
5PongalJanuary, 15Wednesday
6Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose’s birthdayJanuary, 23Thursday
7Guru Ravi Das’s BirthdayFebruary, 09Sunday
8Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiFebruary, 18Tuesday
9Shivaji JayantiFebruary, 19Wednesday
10Maha ShivaratriFebruary, 21Friday
11Holika Dahan/ DolyatraMarch, 09Monday
12Hazarat Ali’s BirthdayMarch, 09Monday
SAKA ERA 1942
13Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava/ Ugadi / Cheti ChandMarch, 25Wednesday
14Easter SundayApril, 12Sunday
15Vaisakhi/ VishuApril, 13Monday
16Mesadi/ Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April, 14Tuesday
17Guru Rabindranath’s BirthdayMay, 08Friday
18Jamat-ul-VidaMay, 22Friday
19Rath YatraJune, 23Tuesday
20Raksha BandhanAugust, 03Monday
21Janmashtami (Smarta)August, 11Tuesday
22Parsi New Year’s day/ NaurajAugust, 16Sunday
23Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh ChaturthiAugust, 22Saturday
24Onam or Thiru Onam DayAugust, 31Monday
25Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Maha Navmi)(Additional)October, 24Saturday
26Vijay Dashmi (Bengal, Kerala)October, 26Monday
27Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober, 31Saturday
28Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)November, 04Wednesday
29Naraka ChaturdasiNovember, 14Saturday
30Govardhan PujaNovember, 15Sunday
31Bhai DujNovember, 16Monday
32Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhath Puja)November, 20Friday ·
33Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNovember, 24Tuesday
34Christmas EveDecember, 24Thursday

(BISHNUPADA MONDAL)
SECRETARY
CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES’ WELFARE
CO-ORDINATION COMMITEE, KOLKATA
Central Government Holidays 2020 Kolkata

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

HOLIDAYS 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN ANDHRA PRADESH AND TELANGANA

HOLIDAYS 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN ANDHRA PRADESH AND TELANGANA

Central Government Holidays 2020

Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee
& Regional Sports Board, Hyderabad.
Ph: 040 - 23425482, 040 - 23236778

10th floor, A Block, Income Tax Towers
AC Guards Hyderabad.

MINUTES OF THE CGEWCC MEETING HELD ON 10.10.2019

The meeting of Central Government Employees Welfare Co-ordination Committee, Hyderabad was held on 10.10.2019 in the office of the Principal Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana in the conference hall at 10-A, Income Tax Towers, AC Guards, Masab Tank, Hyderabad. The following Members were present at the meeting :

Sl. No.Name
S/Shri/Smt.
DesignationRepresenting FromMembership
1 M MOHAN BABU, IRSDy. CIT (HQ) (Admn)Income Tax DeptSecretary
2MANAS RANJAN BEHERAITO(HQ) (Welfare)Income Tax XeptAddl Secretary
3KAVYANJALI DUBEYDy. CommandantCISF (NISA)Member
4S SREENIVSA RAOAssistantDept of Atomic EnergyMember
5P PREMKUMARWelfare AssistantPAG OfficeMember
6M NATARAJANSenior Technical OfficerCNA (DP) / NavyMember
7D SHANKAR BABUCivil Technical OfficerCNA (DP) / NavyMember
8N.S. MUKUNDA RAOAuditorPAG OfficeMember

The meeting began at 4.00 PM with the welcome words by the co-ordinator of the meeting Sri. MANAS RANJAN BEHERA, TO (HQ)(Welfare), Hyderabad after a brief registration process. The items of agenda for the meeting were as under:

(i) Finalisation of Holidays to be observed in 2020 in AP & TS
(ii) Any other issue with the permission of Chair.

2. Welcoming the gathering, the Secretary Sri M MOHAN BABU, IRS, Dy. Commissioner of Income-tax (HQrs) (Admn, Hyderabad has given a brief to all the members with regard to selection of holidays from the prescribed list. He requested all the members to take a decision according to the majority of members opinion. Members have welcomed the decision of the Secretary.

3. The Department of Personnel and Training; Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions, Government of India, has issued a Memorandum in F. No.12/1/2019-JCA-2 dated 26.06.2019 declaring 14 holidays as compulsory closed holidays to be observed in 2020 and three holidays that could be chosen out of a list of holidays given separately under para 3.1 of the letter. The members present, alter having discussions, had decided the following three holidays to be observed as compulsory closed holidays in 2020 in addition to the 14 declared by the DoPT:

(i) Makar Sankranti - 15th January, 2020 (Wednesday).
(ii) Maha Shivaratri - 21st February,2020 (Friday).
(iii) Holi - 10th March, 2020 (Tuesday).


4. It is also decided to add Two festivals specific to the states of Andhra Pradesh & Telangana to be added to the list of Restricted Holidays in view of the local importance of the festivals i.e.,

(i) Pongal / Kanuma - 15th January, 2020 (Thursday)
(ii) Bathukamma / Dussehra (Maha Saptami) - 23rd October, 2020 (Friday)


5. In case of any alteration of the above mentioned restricted holidays by the State Government of AP or TS, such alteration would be considered by the Chairman, CGEWCC. Further the committee decided that the festivals remaining alter determining three compulsory holidays mentioned at para 3.2 of DOPT’s letter should be added to the list of restricted holidays.

6. The final list of closed holidays to be observed in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana during the calendar year 2020 is given as Annexure I. List of Restricted holidays to be observed is given as Annexure II.

7. Finally, Sri MANAS RANJAN BEHERA, Additional Secretary, CGEWCC, made his remarks and concluded the meeting. The coordinator informed that all future communications / circulars in respect of CGEWCC/ RSB would be updated on www.incometaxhyderabad.gov.in. All the members / representatives of various departments present at the meeting accepted for paperless communication. It was also requested that all the HODs may send their email addresses.
(N SANKARAN)
Pr. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, AP & TS &
Chairman, CGEWCC
Hyderabad, Date: 10.10.2019

Also check: LIST OF GAZETTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN CHENNAI

ANNEXURE-I

LIST OF CLOSED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN ANDHRA PRADESH & TELANGANA

S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1941 
1Makar SankrantiJanuary 15Pausha 25Wednesday
2Republic DayJanuary 26Magha 06Sunday
3Maha ShivaratriFebruary 21Phalguna 02Friday
4HoliMarch 10Phalguna 20Tuesday
SAKA ERA 1942
5Mahavir JayantiApril 06Chaitra 17Monday
6Good FridayApril 10Chaitra 21Friday
7Budha PurnimaMay 07Vaisakha 17Thursday
8Id-ul-FitrMay 25Jyaishtha 04Monday
9Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)August 01Sarvana 10Saturday
10Independence DayAugust 15Sarvana 24Saturday
11MuharramAugust 30Bhadra 08Sunday
12Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOctober 02Asvina 10Friday
13DussehraOctober 25Kartika 03Sunday
14Milad-un-Nabi or Id-e-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad)October 30Kartika 08Friday
15Diwali (Deepavali)November 14Kartika 23Saturday
16Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNovember 30Agrahayana 09Monday
17Christmas DayDecember 25Pausha 04Friday

ANNEXURE-II

LIST OF RESTRICTED HOLIDAYS DURING THE YEAR 2020 FOR ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN ANDHRA PRADESH & TELANGANA

S.No.HolidayDateSaka DateDay
SAKA ERA 1941 
1New Year’s DayJanuary 01Pausha 11Wednesday
2Guru Gobind Singh’s BirthdayJanuary 02Pausha 12Thursday
3LohriJanuary 13Pausha 23Monday
4Kanuma / PongalJanuary 16Pausha 26Thursday
5Basant Panchami/ Sri PanchamiJanuary 30Magha 10Thursday
6Guru Ravi Das’s BirthdayFebruary 09Magha 20Sunday
7Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiFebruary 18Magha 29Tuesday
8Shivaji JayantiFebruary 19Magha 30Wednesday
9Maha ShivaratriFebruary 21Phalguna 02Friday
10Holika Dahan/ DolyatraMarch 09Phalguna 19Monday
11Hazarat Ali’s BirthdayMarch 09Phalguna 19Monday
SAKA ERA 1942
12Chaitra Sukladi / Gudi Padava/ Ugadi / Cheti ChandMarch 25Chaitra 05Wednesday
13Ram NavamiApril 02Chaitra 13Thursday
14Easter SundayApril 12Chaitra 23Sunday
15Vaisakhi/ VishuApril 13Chaitra 24Monday
16Mesadi/ Vaisakhadi (Bengal) / Bahag Bihu (Assam)April 14Chaitra 25Tuesday
17Guru Rabindranath’s BirthdayMay 08Vaisakha 18Friday
18Jamat Ul-VidaMay 22Jyaishtha 01Friday
19Rath YatraJune 23Ashadha 02Tuesday
20Raksha BandhanAugust 03Sarvana 12Monday
21Janmashtami (Smarta)August 11Sarvana 20Tuesday
22JanmashtamiAugust 12Sarvana 21Wednesday
23Parsi New Year’s day/ NaurajAugust 16Sravana 25Sunday
24Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh ChaturthiAugust 22Sravana 31Saturday
25Onam or Thiru Onam DayAugust 31Bhadra 09Monday
26Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)October 23Kartika 01Friday
27Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Maha Navmi) (Additional)October 24Kartika 02Saturday
28Vijay Dashmi (Bengal, Kerala)October 26Kartika 04Monday
29Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOctober 31Kartika 09Saturday
30Karaka Chaturthi (Karwa Chouth)November 04Kartika 13Wednesday
31Govardhan PujaNovember 15Kartika 24Sunday
32Bhai DujNovember 16Kartika 25Monday
33Pratihar Shashthi or Surya Shashthi (Chhath Puja)November 20Kartika 29Friday
34Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNovember 24Agrahayana 03Tuesday
35Christmas EveDecember 24Pausha 03Thursday

SECRETARY - RSB & CGEWCC
Central Government Holidays 2020 - CENTRAL GOVERNMENT LOCATED IN ANDHRA PRADESH AND TELANGANA

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Friday, November 22, 2019

2020 Nationwide Strike calls upon entire Central Government Employees

2020 Nationwide Strike calls upon entire Central Government Employees

2020 Nationwide Strike calls upon entire Central Government Employees

Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers Central Headquarters

Ist Floor, North Avenue Post office Building,
New Delhi-110001
No. Confdn/NS/ 2016-19
Dated-18.11.2019
Important Circular
To
1. All National Secretariat Members (CHQ Office Bearers)
2. All Affiliated organisations
3. All General Secretaries of C-O-Cs.

Confederation National Secretariat Calls upon Entire Central Government Employees
(including Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual/Contract Workers)

To Mobilise and Participate in the 2020 January 8th Nationwide Strike
Organise Mass Dharna and Demonstrations and Rallies at all important centres and State/ District/ Divisional Headquarters on 20th December, 2019.
  • Strike to be organised on 10 points Charter of demands of Confederation (attached herewith) and also the common demands of workers adopted in the National Convention of Workers.
  • First and most important demand to be emphasized is "Scrap NPS and Restore OPS".
  • Each affiliated organisation should independently chalkout intensive campaign programmes to mobilise their entire membership to participate in the strike. Campaign tour programmes of leaders of each affiliate should be chalked out immediately. This is most important and urgent.
  • Campaign tour programmes of National Secretariat Members of Confederation will be published shortly.
  • Draft copy of the pamphlet to be distributed among all the Central Government employees will be published in the Confederation website shortly. C-O-Cs and Affiliates at state/ district level to bring out pamphlets in respective vernacular, with additions/ modifications if necessary.
  • State C-O-Cs should publish Posters with Confederation Charter of demands.
  • Strike notice along with Charter of demands will be served on 12th December, 2019.
    Confederation Central Headquarters will serve strike notice to Cabinet Secretary. All Affiliated organisations should serve strike notice to their respective Departmental heads. Copy of the strike notice should be submitted to all lower level authorities also at State/ District/ Divisional level with mass demonstrations and gate meetings.
  • Affiliated organisations should send copy of the strike notice served by them to their Departmental heads, to all their lower units and also publish the same in their websites.
  • State/ District C-O-Cs should plan their own campaign programmes and mobilisation meetings.
  • Confederation Central Headquarters has already written to the Secretary General of Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Organisation (CCGGOO) requesting to participate in the 8th January 2020 strike.
  • Message of the strike and strike demands should reach each and every Central Govt. employee including Gramin Dak Sevaks and Casual, Part-time contingent, daily-rated and Contract Workers.
  • All Affiliates and C-C-Cs should ensure maximum participation of Central Govt. employees in all the campaign and mobilisation programmes of Joint Action Council of Central Trade Unions and Independent Federations also.
  • As in the past, Government may issue circulars, threatening the employees who participate in the strike. Ignore all such circulars and join the strike with courage and determination. Don’t believe in rumours. All information related to the strike will be published in Confederation website www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
  • Mass dharna at all important centres and also at State/ District/Divisional headquarters may be organised on 20th December 2019, with maximum participation of Central Govt. Employees.
  • Give maximum publicity through local media, social media and websites. Send photos and reports by whatsapp or Email to Confederation Headquarters.
  • Central Government Pensioners Associations may be requested to participate in all mobilisation programmes and also to organise solidarity programme on 8th January, 2020.
    Remember, all our existing benefits and rights are achieved through struggles and sacrifices only. No strike action will go in vain. No sacrifice will go in vain. We will fight and we will win.

II. National Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers:
As already informed to all in the Circular dated 01-08-2019, the next National Conference of Confederation of Central Government Employees & Workers will be held at NAGPUR (Maharashtra) on 07-02-2020 and 08-02-2020 (7th & 8th February 2020; Friday and Saturday). Delegate fee per head is Rs.1,000/- (Rs. One thousand only). In addition to delegates, visitors are also allowed to attend the Conference on payment of Rs.1,000/- (Rs. One thousand only) per head.

All Affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are requested to ensure maximum participation of delegates and visitors in the National Conference, including maximum Lady delegates and visitors.

Please book the travel tickets of the delegates and visitors well in advance. Last minute, confirmed tickets will not be available.

C-O-C, Vidharbha Region, Maharashtra, Nagpur, is hosting the National Conference. Contact Number: Com: Nilesh D Nasare, General Secretary, C-O-C, Vidarbha Region, Nagpur & All India Organising Secretary, Confederation CHQ, Mob: 09850354898.

Women’s Sub Committee of the Confederation will be re-constituted in the Conference and New Office Bearers will be elected.
The names and mobile numbers of leaders, delegates and visitors attending the National Conference may be intimated to the Reception Committee on or before 31-12-2019. This is required for arranging accommodation.
C-O-C Mumbai, C-O-C Nagpur and nearby states C-O-Cs may ensure participation of more delegates/ visitors/ lady comrades.

Formal notice of the National Conference will be issued shortly.

Number of Delegates and Quota Remittance:

Number of eligible delegates of each Affiliated organisation and C-O-C is decided based on the quota remitted. The National Secretariat meeting of Confederation held at Hyderabad on 19th October 2019, has decided that the subscription/ quota dues list of affiliates will be placed in the Confederation website by the Financial Secretary shortly and all will be once again asked to pay out the arrears by 20-12-2019. On the basis of remittances received thereupon, voting rights will be compiled and exhibited in the website.

Contact number of Com.Vrigu Bhattacharjee, Financial Secretary, Confederation CHQ - 09868520926 and 09013163804.

All the Affiliated organisations and C-O-Cs are once again requested to remit the subscription/quota dues on or before 20-12-2019 without fail and ensure participation of maximum delegates and visitors in the National Conference.
Let us meet at Nagpur after the Historic 2020 January 8th Strike.
Let us strengthen our unity further.
Unity for struggle and struggle for unity.
Fraternally yours,
M. Krishnan,
Secretary General,
Mob: 09447068125
Email: mkrishnan6854@gmail.com

10 Points Charter of Demands of Confederation

  1. Scrap New Contributory Pension scheme (NPS). Restore Old defined benefit Pension Scheme (OPS) to all employees. Guarantee 50% of the last pay drawn as Minimum Pension.
  2. Honour assurance given by Group of Ministers (GoM) to NJCA leaders on 30-06-2016. Increase Minimum Pay and Fitment formula. Withdraw the proposed move to modify the existing time-tested methodology for calculation of Minimum wage. Grant HRA arrears from 01-01-2016. Withdraw “Very Good” bench mark for MACP, Grant promotional heirarchy and date of effect from 01-01-2006. Grant Option-I parity recommended by 7th CPC to all Central Govt. Pensioners. Settle all anomalies arising out of 7th CPC implementation.
  3. Stop corporatisation / privatisation of Railways, Defence and Postal Departments. Withdraw closure orders of Govt. of India Printing Presses. Stop proposed move to close down Salt Department. Stop closure of Govt. establishments and outsourcing.
  4. Fill up all six lakhs vacant posts in the Central Government Departments in a time bound manner. Reintroduce Regional Recruitment for Group B & C posts.
  5. (a) Regularisation of Gramin Dak Sevaks and grant of Civil servant status. Implement remaining positive recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee report.
    (b) Regularise all casual and contract workers including those joined on or after 01-09-1993.
  6. Ensure equal pay for equal work for all. Remove disparity in pay scales between Central Secretariat staff and similarly placed staff working in field units of various departments.
  7. Implement 7th CPC Wage Revision and Pension revision of remaining Autonomous bodies. Ensure payment of arrears without further delay. Grant Bonus to Autonomous body employees pending from 2016-17 onwards.
  8. Remove 5% condition imposed on compassionate appointments. Grant appointment in all eligible cases.
  9. Grant five time bound promotions to all Group B & C employees. Complete Cadre Review in all departments within a time-frame.
  10. (a) Withdraw the anti-worker wage/labour codes and other anti-worker Labour reforms. Stop attack on trade union rights. Ensure prompt functioning of various negotiating forums under the JCM Scheme at all levels.
    (b) Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CCS (Pension Rules 1972

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