Monday, March 25, 2019

NPS to OPS: Abolition of National Pension System and for restoration of Old Pension Scheme

NPS to OPS: Abolition of National Pension System and for restoration of Old Pension Scheme
Annexure-I
F.No-20/07/2017-PR
18.03.2019
To
Shri C. Srikumar, General Secretary,
All India Defence Employees' Federation,
S.M. Joshi BhavanI, Survey No. 81 ,
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Road,
Khadki, Pune - 411 003.

Subject: Representation received for abolition of National Pension System and for restoration of Old Pension Scheme - reg.

Sir,
Kindly refer, to your representation dated 03.11.2018 on the subject cited above.

In this connection, it is started that the introduction of National Pension System (NPS) was a policy decision of the Government of India in view of the Increasing pension liability on the economy.
Your concerns In this regard have been noted. It Is informed that based on the feedback received from time to time from the subscribers covered under NPS and other stakeholders, the Government of India, based on the Committee of Secretaries recommendations, has recently approved the following proposals for streamlining NPS for Central Government employees.
  • Enhancement of the Government's contribution from the existing 10% to 14% of the employee's pay + DA While keeping the employee's contribution at the existing 10%
  • Providing freedom of choice for selection of Pension Funds and pattern of investment to subscribers
  • Payment of compensation for non-deposit or delayed deposit of NPS contributions during 2004-2012
  • Providing tax deduction to the contribution made under Tier-II of NPS under Section 80 C for deduction up to Rs. 1.50 Iakh provided that there is a lock in period of 3 years
  • Increase In the tax exemption limit for lump sum withdrawal on exit from the existing 40% to 60% making the entire withdrawal exempt from Income tax.
It Is further assured that keeping in view the concerns of NPS subscribers, the Government will continue to do its best to ensure that the Interests of the subscribers are protected to the best extent.

Yours faithfully,
(Abhay Garg)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

DoPT: Updation of web-based data of PS Grade of CSSS in CSCMS

DoPT: Updation of web-based data of PS Grade of CSSS in CSCMS
IMMEDIATE
File No.4/1/2019-CS-II(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003.
Dated: 25th March, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Updation of web-based data of PS Grade of CSSS in CSCMS - reg.

The undersigned is directed to say that the information in respect of Private Secretaries of CSSS who are posted in all the Ministries/Departments is essentially required to be updated for several purposes ego filling of Immovable Property Return (IPR), updation of web-based data of PSs and filling up of unfilled vacancies etc. It will also serve other purposes- record maintenance, preparation of CSL etc.
All Ministries/Departments are, therefore, requested to furnish the requisite information of PS Grade as on 15.03.2019 in the proforma attached by 05.04.2019 positively to enable this Department to update the records of PS Grade. The cadre units are also requested to update the information on CSCMS portal of this Department simultaneously.
To
(Chirabrata arkar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tel. No. 24623157

To
All Ministries/Departments participating in CSSS cadre.
(Deputy Secretary (Admn./Estt.)

Vacancy position in the grade of Private Secretaries as on 15.03.2019.

Name of the Main Cadre Unit:
GradeSanctioned
Strength
No. of Private Secretaries
In-Position as on 15.03.2019
Regular - Adhoc - Total
Vacancies
on15.03.2019
PS



The following information may also be provided in the table given below:

SI.No.Name of Private Secretaries Regular / AdhocDate of Retirement on attaining the age of superannuation (between 01.01.19 to 30.06.19)




Source: DoPT

Emergency Cashless Treatment Scheme (CTSE) Card issue during retirement

Railways: Emergency Cashless Treatment Scheme (CTSE) Card issue during retirement

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. 2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Card
Dated: 20.03.2019
The General Manager, All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(Con), CORE
The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, DG/NAIR/Vadodara
CAOs, DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, COFMOW/NDLS, RWP/Bela, CAO/IROAF

Sub: Issue of Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Card at the time of retirement.
Ref:
(1) Railway Board letter no.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards dated 30.07.2018.
(2) GM/SECR’s letter no. G/SECR/70 dated 31.01.2019.

With reference to GM/SECR’s letter at (2), and Board’s letter at (1) above, Board (MS, FC & CRB), have approved the following:

Issue of Cashless Treatment Scheme in Emergency (CTSE) Card to willing and eligible retiring Railway employees and their dependents at the time of retirement or before subject to their deposition of the required fee as per extant rules and the same will be effective from the next day of retirement.
Other extant instructions/guidelines issued from Board on the subject shall remain unchanged or as modified from time to time.

This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.
Kindly acknowledge the receipt and ensure compliance
(Umesh Balonda)
Executive Director/S&T
Transformation Cell
Dated: 20.03.2019

National Council (JCM) Dharna on 28th March is delayed

National Council (JCM) Dharna on 28th March is delayed

All the Constituent Organizations of National Council (JCM)

Sub:- Holding of regular meetings of the National Council (JCM), Standing Committee of the National Council (JCM) and the Departmental Council (JCM) as per the JCM Scheme - deferment of the proposed Dharna at Delhi on 28th of March, 2019.

Ref:-DOPT letter F.No.3/1/2019-JCA dated 22/3/2019

Dear Comrades,
Cabinet Secretary already fix the meeting of the National Council (JCM) on 13/4/2019 vide letter referred above (copy enclosed).

In view of above a dharna proposed by JCM Members on 28th March 2019 has been deferred in consultation with the principle Office Bearers of various Federations.
With greetings,
Yours Comradely,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
Source : Confederation

GDS: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks posts

GDS: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks posts

No.17-02-2018-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Post
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 22.03.2019
To
All Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General

Subject: Revised eligibility criteria for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) posts.

I am directed to invite your kind attention towards DG Posts’ orders of even number dated 08.03.2019 and to inform that the para X of revised eligibility criteria for engagement to GDS post may be substituted with the following para:-

(i) The following Minimum TRCA shall be payable to the different categories of GDS post as mentioned Directorate Order No 17-31/2016- GDS dated 25.06.2018

Minimum TRCA of all categories of GDS as per working hrs/Levels

SI.No.CategoryMinimum TRCA for 4 Hours/ levelMinimum TRCA for 5 Hours/ level 2
1BPMRs.12000/-Rs.14500/-
2ABPM/ Dak SevaksRs.10000/-Rs.12000/-

(ii) However, in respect of the GDSs engaged on or after 01.07.2018, the initial fixation of TRCA will be done on the first stage of Level -1 of the respective category.

The above necessary amendment may be given in the draft notification as well as in revised eligibility criteria.
sd/-
(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Tele No. 011-23096629
Email- adggds@indiapost.gov.in

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