Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2019

7th CPC Dearness Allowance from January, 2019 hike from 9% to 12% - Department of Expenditure, MoF Order

No. 1/1/2019-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure


North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 27th February, 2019.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2019.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry's Office Memorandum No. 1/2/2018-E-ll (B) dated 7th September, 2018 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 9% to 12% of the basic pay with effect from 1st January, 2019 .

2. The term 'basic pay' in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government , but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance (from January to March) shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2019.

6. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees , separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

7. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned , these orders are issued with the concurrence of the Comp r ler and Auditor General of India.
Sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).
Copy to: C&AG, UPSC, etc. as per standard endorsement list.

Source: DoE

Special recruitment drive by CPSEs for recruitment of Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

Special recruitment drive by CPSEs for recruitment of Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

F No DPE-GM-12/0001/2016-GM-FTS-5410
Government of India
Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises
Department of Public Enterprises
Public Enterprises Bhavan,
Block No. 14, CGO Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi - 110 003
Dated 26th February, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Special recruitment drive by CPSEs for recruitment of Ex-Servicemen (ESM).

The undersigned is directed to refer to D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare OM No. 25(01)/2010/D(Res-1) dated 22-01-2019 (copy enclosed) regarding the above mentioned subject and to state that the administrative Ministeries / Departments concerned with CPSEs are requested to issue suitable instructions to CPSEs under their administrative control to follow the guidelines of D/o ESM Welfare for filling up the vacancies reserved for Ex-servicemen in CPSEs.
Encl as above.
Sd/-
(Rajesh Puri)
Deputy Director
To:
All Administrative Ministries / Departments concerned with CPSEs.
Copy to:
i. Chief Executive of all CPSEs
ii. D/o Ex-servicemen Welfare, Secretary, Sena Bhawan, New Delhi - 110001
iii. Directorate General Resettlement (DGR) West Block-IV. R K. Puram, New Delha -110066
iv. NIC. Cell OPE with a request to upload a copy at OPE s web-sate under the link what's New
v. Hindi Section, DPE for Hindi version.

Source: dpe.gov.in

Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Direct Recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevaks

Reservation for EWSs in Direct Recruitment of GDS
No.17-09/2019-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi-110001
Dated- 26.02.2019
To
  1. All Chief Postmasters General / Postmasters General
  2. Chief General Manager, BD Directorate / Parcel Directorate / PLI Directorate
  3. Director, RAKNPA / GM, CEPT / Directors of All PTCs
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, R.K.Puram, New Delhi
  5. All General Managers (Finance) /Directors Postal Accounts / DDAP
Subject:- Reservation for Economically Weaker Sections (EWSs) in Direct Recruitment of Gramin Dak Sevaks.

As per Directorate letter no. 19-11/97-ED & TRG Dated 27.11.1997, instructions were issued to all Circles for reservation for SC/ST/OBC in engagement of Gramin Dak Sevaks(GDS).

Recently, DOPT OM no. 36039/1/2019-Estt(Res) dated 31st January 2019 has been circulated vide Directorate Memo No.3-1/2019-SCT dated 08.02.2019 regarding reservation for EWSs in making direct recruitment to posts of regular establishment of the Central Government. On the basis of these guidelines, it has been decided that, the persons belonging to EWSs who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs shall get 1070 reservation in direct recruitment in all categories of GDS posts in Department of Posts.

Persons who are not covered under the scheme of reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs and whose family has gross annual income below Rs.8.00 lakh (Rupees eight lakh only) are to be identified as EWSs for benefit of reservation. Income shall also include income from a1l sources i.e. salary, agriculture, business, profession, etc. for the financial year prior to the year of application.
Also persons whose family owns or possesses any of the following assets shall be excluded from being identified as EWS, irrespective of the family income:-
i. 5 acres of agricultural land and above;
ii. Residential flat of 1000 sq.ft. and above;
iii. Residential plot of 100 sq.yards and above in notified municipalities;
iv. Residential plot of 200 sq.yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities
4.1 The property held by a "Family" in different locations or different places/cities would be clubbed while applying the land or property holding test to determine EWS status.

4.2 The term "Family" means for this purpose will include the person who seeks benefit of reservation, his/her parents and siblings below the age of 18 years as also his/her spouse and children below the age of 18 years.

INCOME AND ASSET CERTIFICATE ISSUING AUTHORITY AND VERIFICATION OF CERTIFICATE

5.1 The benefit of reservation under EWS can be availed upon production of an Income and Asset Certificate issued by a Competent Authority. The Income and Asset Certificate issued by any one of the following authorities in the prescribed format as given in Annexure-I shall only be accepted as proof of candidate’s claim as belonging to EWS :-
(i) District Magistrate/Additional District Magistrate /Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/Additional Deputy Commissioner/ 1″t Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrates Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner.
(ii) Chief Presidency Magistrate /Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate
(iii) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar and
(iv) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/ or his family normally resides.
5.2 The officer who issues the certificate would do the same after carefully verifying all relevant documents following due process as prescribed by the respective State / UT.

5.3 The crucial date for submitting Income and Asset certificate by the candidate may be treated as the closing date for receipt of application for the post, except in cases where crucial date is fixed otherwise.

5.4 The engaging authorities should in the offer of engagement to the candidates claiming to be belonging to EWS, include the following clause :-

"The engagement is provisional and is subject to the Income and Asset certificate being verified through the proper channels and if the verification reveals that the claim to belong to EWS is fake/false the services will be terminated forthwith without assigning any further reasons and without prejudice to such further action as may be taken under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code for production of fake/false certificate."

The engaging authority should verify the veracity of the Income and Asset certificate submitted by the candidate through the certificate issuing authority.

5.5 Instructions referred to above should be strictly followed so that it may not be possible for an unscrupulous person to secure employment on the basis of a false claim and if any person gets an engagement on the basis of such false claim, her/his engagement shall be terminated invoking the conditions contained in the offer of engagement

6. EFFECTING RESERVATION - MAINTENANCE OF REGISTERS :

6.1 Directorate vide letter no.19-11/97-ED & TRG dated 27.11.1997 had issued instructions regarding implementation of post based reservation. The general principles for making and operating post based reservation would be as per the principles laid down in the said letter.

6.2 Every Division/Sub Division/ Other Sub Appointing Authorities shall now effect 10% reservation for EWS interpolating them with the SCs, STs and OBCs.

6.3 Where in any recruitment year any vacancy earmarked for EWS cannot be filled up due to non-availability of a suitable candidate belonging to EWS, such vacancies for that particular recruitment year shall not be carried forward to the next recruitment year as backlog.

6.4 Persons belonging to EWS selected against the quota for persons with benchmark disabilities shall be placed against the post earmarked for EWS

ADJUSTMENT AGAINST UNRESERVED VACANCIES :

A person belonging to EWS cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment against an unreserved vacancy. Persons belonging to EWS who are selected on the basis of merit and not on account of reservation are not to be counted towards the quota meant for reservation.



URSCSTOBCEWS
No. of Post in the cadre1004016221210
Actual representation854512199-
Excess / Shortfal155-4-3-3-10
Vacancy to be declared1562322

8. ILLUSTRATION : An illustration of a Circle which is following reservation percentage shown in row no.1is furnished below:-

9. MAINTENANCE OF REGISTER OF COMPLAINTS BY THE CIRCLE :

9.1 Every Circle shall appoint a DPS (HQ) of the Circle as the Grievance Redressal Officer and
Liaison Officer to monitor the implementation of reservation for EWSs.

9.2. Any person aggrieved with any matter relating to discrimination in employment against any EWS may file a complaint with the Grievance Redressal Officer of the respective Circle. The name, designation and contact details of the Grievance Redressal Officer may be displayed prominently on the website and in the office of the Chief PMG.

10. The above scheme of reservation will be effective in respect of all categories of GDS for direct recruitment vacancies to be notified on or after 07.02.2019.

11. Circle may follow these guidelines for filling up of all GDS vacancies on or after 01.02.2019

(S.B.Vyavahare)
Asstt. Director General (GDS/PCC)

DoP: Constitution of Circle Relaxation Committee (CRC) at Circle level for considering compassionate appointment cases

DoP: Constitution of Circle Relaxation Committee (CRC) at Circle level for considering compassionate appointment cases
No. 17-4/2017- SPB I/C
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(SPG-II Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi 110 001
Dated: 22 Feb’ 2018
To
  1. All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General
  2. Chief General Manager BD/PLI/Parcel Directorate
  3. Director RAKNPA/GM CEPT/Directors of all PTCs
  4. Addl. Director General, Army Postal Service, New Delhi
  5. All GMs (Finance)/Directors Postal Accounts/DDAP
Sub: Constitution of Circle Relaxation Committee (CRC) at Circle level for considering compassionate appointment cases - Regarding.

Sir/Madam,
I am directed to refer to this Directorate’s letter of even number dated 05.04.2018 and 04.12.2018 on the subject mentioned above.

This Directorate vide letter dated 05.04.2018 has constituted Circle Relaxation Committee for all Postal Circles consisting of PMG as its Chairman, DPS (HQ) as first member and another DPS within the jurisdiction of the Circle as second member of the CRC. It has further been decided vide letter dated 04.12.2018 that in case any of the above post remained vacant in a Circle or in the case of small Circles where there is only one post of Director or no post of PMG available to constitute the CRC, the Head of Circle may him/herself take a decision to nominate the member of CRC from neighbouring Circles in consultation with the Chief Postmaster General of the Circle concerned from where the officer is to be nominated.

In continuation of above instructions, it has also been decided with the approval of the competent authority that in case of non-availability of Director Postal Services in a Circle or neighbouring Circles, Director of Postal Accounts can also be appointed as member of the CRC by the Head of Circle.

Rest of the instructions contained in the letter dated 05.04.2018 and 04.12.2018 will remain the same.

Yours faithfully,
(Parveeta Dhawan)
Assistant Director General (SGP)

Transport Allowance to Railway Employees availing concessional Season Ticket

Transport Allowance to Railway Employees availing concessional Season Ticket

(RBE No. 34/2019)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)
S.No. PC-VII/ 129
RBE No. 34 /2019
No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1
New Delhi, dated 22-02-2019
The GMs/OSDs/CAO(R)s,
All Indian Railways and PUs.

Sub: Grant of Transport Allowance to Railway Employees availing concessional Season Ticket/Suburban passes.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No. PC-V/97/l/7/12 (Pt.4) dated 27-9-1999 (RBE No. 242/99)
References have been received from a few Railways seeking clarification regarding grant of Transport Allowance to Railway employees availing Concessional Season Ticket/Suburban passes.
In this regard it ts stated that there is no change in the instructions contained in Board’s letters dated 12-9-2008 (RBE No.111/2008), 23-01-2009 (RBE No. 16/2009) and 03-8-2017 (RBE No. 84/2017). These orders do not prohibit payment of Transport Allowance to Railway employees availing Concessional Season Tickets/Suburban passes.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate.

Hindi version is enclosed.
(Subhankar Dutta)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

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