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MACP - Financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff joined on request transfer in lower post-correct implementation of extant orders

MACP - Financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff joined on request transfer in lower post-correct implementation of extant orders

NFIR

No. IV/MACPS/09/2019
Dated: 23/05/2019
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Financial upgradation under MACPS to the staff joined on request transfer in lower post-correct implementation of extant orders - reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 37/2016.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. PC-V/2016/PNM/NFIR/2 dated 22/04/2019.
We are not convinced with the position conveyed by the Railway Board on the subject through an enclosure to Board's letter No. PC-V/2016/PNM/ NFIR/2 dated 22/04/2019 being misleading and incorrect.

We, however, seek a meeting at the level of MS/FC on the PNM Items on MACPS issues raised by NFIR at Board's level as requested earlier vide Federation's letter No. IV/MACPS/ 09/Part II dated 26/12/2018. A list of cases to be discussed in the Federation's meeting with MS/FC is placed in the Annexure attached to this letter.

NFIR, therefore, once again requests to kindly arrange to fix separate meeting at the level of MS/FC on a date mutually convenient to the Board (MS/FC) and the Federation.
DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR

Schemes and Programmes being run by the various Ministries / Departments of Government of India, for welfare of Senior Citizens

Schemes and Programmes being run by the various Ministries / Departments of Government of India, for welfare of Senior Citizens

Welfare Schemes & Programmes for Senior Citizens

Schemes and Programmes being run by the various Ministries / Departments of Government of India, for welfare of Senior Citizens
  1. “Integrated Programme for Senior Citizens (IPSrC)”. This scheme was earlier known as “Integrated Programme for Older Persons (IPOP)” and is being run under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Under this scheme, grants-in-aid are given for running and maintenance of Senior Citizens Homes popularly called Old Age Homes/Continuous Care Homes, Mobile Medicare Units, etc., to the Implementing Agencies such as State Governments / Union Territory Administrations (through Registered Societies)/ Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRls) / Local bodies; Non­ Governmental/Voluntary Organizations. Under the Scheme, grant is released after the receipt of Utilization Certificate of previous grant.
  2. ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana (RVY)’. The objective of the scheme is to provide senior citizens, belonging to BPL category and suffering from age related disabilities/ infirmities, with such physical aids and assisted living devices which can restore near normalcy in their bodily functions. This scheme was launched on 1st April, 2017 and is under the administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. Under the Scheme, assisted living devices such as walking sticks, elbow crutches, walkers/ crutches, tripods/quadpods, hearing aids, wheelchairs, artificial dentures, spectacles are provided free of cost to the identified beneficiary senior citizens. The Scheme is being implemented by the “Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation (ALIMCO)”, a Public Sector Undertaking under this Ministry. The devices are distributed in the camp mode to the identified beneficiaries. The Scheme is being funded from Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund (SCWF).
  3. “Senior Citizens’ Welfare Fund”. In pursuance of the Budget Announcement, 2015- 16, this welfare fund has been created to be utilized for such schemes, for promoting financial security of senior citizens, healthcare and nutrition of senior citizens, welfare of elderly widows, schemes relating to Old Age Homes, Short Stay Homes and Day Care of senior citizens etc. , for the promotion of the welfare of senior citizens. This scheme is under administrative control of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Fund comprises of the unclaimed amounts transferred by every institution holding such fund in the Schemes including Small Savings and other Saving Schemes of the Central Government such as Post Office Savings Accounts, Post Office Recurring Deposits Accounts etc., Accounts of Public Provident Funds and Accounts of Employees Provident Fund, that remain unclaimed for a period of seven years from the date of the account being declared as inoperative account. The Fund is administered by an Inter-Ministerial Committee, comprising of Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs and Ministry of Labour and Employment, with Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment as the Nodal Ministry for administration of the Fund.
  4. National Council for Older Persons (NCOP). In pursuance of the National Policy for Older Persons (N POP), this council was constituted in 1999 to oversee implementation of the Policy and to advise the Government in the formulation and implementation of policy and programmes for the aged. The National Council for Older Persons (N COP) has been reconstituted and renamed as National Council of Senior Citizens (NCSrC) in 2012. The mandate of NCSrC is to advise Central and State Governments on the entire gamut of issues related to welfare of senior citizens and enhancement of their quality of life. The Hon’ble Minister, Social Justice and Empowerment is the Chairperson of the Council.
  5. ‘Vayoshreshtha Samman’. In order to recognize the efforts made by eminent Senior Citizens and Institutions involved in rendering distinguished services for the cause of elderly persons, especially indigent senior citizens, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment started celebrating International Day of Older Persons (IDOP), since 1st October, 2005, giving in recognition to their contribution to the society. Further, in order to showcase the Government’s concern for senior citizens and its commitment towards senior citizens with the aim of strengthening their legitimate place in the society, the Vayoshrestha Samman was upgraded to National Award and the Scheme of National Awards for Senior Citizens was notified in the Gazette of India on 22.01.2013. The Awards are given under thirteen categories. The National Awards were presented for the first time during 2013, on 1st October, on the occasion of International Day of Older Persons (IDOP). On 1st October every year, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment also organizes Health Camps, Inter-generational walkathons etc. in different States with active participation of Senior Citizens, Youth, Celebrities and Media-persons etc.

DoP - Post Office Saving Schemes including Certificates - DOP (SB ORDER NO. 05/2019)

DoP - Post Office Saving Schemes including Certificates - DOP(SB ORDER NO. 05/2019)
SB ORDER NO. 05/2019
F.No.116-12/2016-SB
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110001.
Date: 20.05.2019
To,
All Heads of Circles/Regions
Addl. Director General, APS, New Delhi.

Subject:- Amendments to Rule 60(4)(B) and Rule 165(4)(ii) of POSB(CBS) Manual, Rule 87(4) (ii)POSB Manual Volume I and Rule 50(4)(ii) of POSB Manual Volume II regarding change in powers of various authorities to sanction deceased claim cases and their time line in respect of Post Office Savings Schemes, including Certificates, where no nomination is registered and there is no legal evidence available/produced.

Sir / Madam,
The undersigned is directed to say that the competent authority has decided to amend the text of the aforesaid rules with immediate effect.

Revised Text of Rule is as given below.

“The authorities mentioned below are competent to sanction claims without production of legal evidence up to the limit noted against each, after expiry of Six (6) Months from the date of death of the depositor, if no succession certificate or probate of will or letter of administration of the deceased estate is produced during the period or up to the date of sanction.”

Name of Authority
  1. Time Scale Departmental Sub-Postmasters - Limit Rs.5000
  2. Sub Postmasters in Lower Selection Grade/PM Grade-1 - Limit Rs.10,000
  3. Sub-Postmasters/DeputyPostmasters/Postmasters in Higher Selection Grade (all Non Gazetted)/PM Grade -II and III* - Limit Rs.25,000
  4. Deputy Postmasters/Senior Postmasters/Deputy ChiefPostmasters/Superintendent of PostOffices/Deputy
    Superintendent of Post Offices (All Gazetted Group-B) - Limit Rs.1,00,000
    5.Chief Postmasters in GPO/Head Offices, Senior Superintendents of Post Offices (All Gazetted Group-A) - Limit Rs.2,50,000
  5. Director HQ/Regional Directors/ Director (GPO) - Limit Rs.3,75,000
  6. Chief Postmasters General/Postmasters General - Limit Rs.5,00,000
2. It is requested that this SB order may be circulated to all concerned including CBS/non-CBS Post Offices. In case where claims are not yet submitted or claims are already submitted but not yet sanctioned, these revised provisions should be made applicable.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

Yours faithfully,
( Devendra Sharma )
Assistant Director (SB)

PCDA - Payment of Additional Quantum of Pension to old pensioner

PCDA

Payment of Additional Quantum of Pension to old pensioner
O/o the principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Pensions)
Draupadighat, Allahabad-211014
Circular No.- 209
AT/Tech/349/VI CPC/Vol-VII
Dated: 14.05.2019.
To,
  1. The Chief Accountant, RBI Deptt. of Govt. Bank Accounts, Central office C-7, Second Floor, Bandre- Kurla Complex, P B No. 8143, Bandre East Mumbai-400051
  2. The Director of Treasuries of all state …….
  3. The Manger CPPC of Public Sector Banks including IDBI
  4. The CDA (PD) Meerut……….
  5. The CDA-Chennai……….
  6. The Nodal Officers ICICI/ AXIS/HDFC Bank)….
  7. The Pay & Accounts Officers…………
  8. Military and Air Attache, Indian Embassy Kathmandu, Nepal.
  9. The DPDO…………
  10. The Post Master………….. Sub: Payment of Additional Quantum of Pension to old pensioner. Representations are being received from various Pension Disbursing Agencies(PDAs) seeking clarification as to from which date payment of additional quantum of pension to the armed forces service pensioners on attaining age of 80 years and above will be paid in cases where age shown in the PPO varies with the exact date of birth mentioned in the office records (i.e original discharge certificate).
The issue has been examined and it is noticed that in all old cases, there was a practice of mentioning the age of armed forces personnel instead of date of birth (though the date of birth was mentioned in LPC cum data sheet provided by the records offices). It is also noticed in some cases that age mentioned in the PPO differs from the date of birth/age mentioned in the LPC cum data sheet due to late submission of claim by ROs/HOOs and late notification of PPO as well.

Accordingly, it has been decided that in all such cases where pensioner is not satisfied or PDA is not sure regarding date of commencement of additional pension, the cases may be referred to this office through ROs/HOOs' concerned for issuing Corr. PPO for making necessary amendment.
Sd/-
(S.K. Singh)
Addl.CDA (P)
Source: PCDA

DoPT - Request of antedating of increment by some DR ASOs of 2005 and 2006

DoPT - Request of antedating of increment by some DR ASOs of 2005 and 2006

No. 7/15/2007-CS.I(A) (Vol.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 20th May, 2019
ORDER

WHEREAS, some Direct Recruit Assistant Section Officers (ASOs) of OGLE 2005 and 2006 have requested for antedating their increment dates as they were nominated in different batches for mandatory training;

AND WHEREAS, it is mandatory for every Direct Recruit ASO to undergo foundational training course first before they could be allotted any Ministry / Department;

AND WHEREAS, the first batch of ASOs belonging to OGLE 2005 and OGLE 2006 had joined in July 2008 and October 2009 respectively:

AND WHEREAS. the concerned ASOs who were nominated in later batches of mandatory training had not completed six months of service for earning Annual Increments unlike their other batchmates who were nominated in the first batch.

AND WHEREAS, representations were received in September, 2009 from some DR ASOs of OGLE 2005 requesting for ante dating their increments.

AND WHEREAS, the case was examined in this Department and it was not agreed to as the request was not in consonance with the Department of Expenditure’s O.M. dated 13.09.2008.

As per Para 2 clarification 1 (i) of Department of Expenditure’s OM dated 13.09.2008 specifically states as under:

As per Rules 10 of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008, there will be one uniform date of annual increment, viz. l July of every year. Government servants completing six months and above in the revised pay structure as on 1st July will be eligible to be granted the increment. Accordingly, all Government servants who earned their last increments between 02 01 2005 and 01.01.2006 would get their next increment on 01.07 2006.-

AND WHEREAS, the ASOs of CGLE 2005 submitted fresh representation during 2015-2016 and representations were also received from ASOs of OGLE 2006 batch during the year 2016. The matter was re-examined in detail and it was found that no new facts were brought out to review the decision taken earlier and accordingly it was decided with the approval of the Competent Authority, to wait for the outcome of the case in WP No. 1738/2017 challenging the eligibility criteria for counting the approved service in ASO Grade which was and is still pending in High Court.

AND WHEREAS, an OA (100/3397/2018) was filed by some aggrieved DR ASOs in CAT, (PB), Delhi on the same grounds. CAT, PB vide order dated 11.09.2018 has disposed of the OA at the admission stage with directions to DOPT as under the respondents are directed to pass a reasoned and speaking order on the representation of the applicants within three months from the date of receipt of a certified copy of the this order. The OA is, accordingly, disposed of at the admission stage itself. “
AND WHEREAS, the concerned ASOs vide their representations had sought the following benefits:
i. In r/o CGLE-2005 batch, for grant of increment w.e.f 01.07.2009 instead of 01.07.2010
the date from which they have got the increment presently, because of the condition of having completed six months service thereon, as stipulated in DOE’s O.M. dated 13.09.18.
ii. In r/o CGLE-2006 batch, for grant of increment w.e.f 01.07.2010 instead of 01.07.2011 the date from which they have got the increment presently, because of the condition of having completed six month service thereon 1 as stipulated in DOE’s O.M. dated 13.09.18.
iii. To fix the pay notionally from the actual date of joining of the first candidate of their batches;
iv. To consider their service counted from the date of joining of the first candidates for the purpose of pension and qualifying service.
AND WHEREAS, the matter was again examined in this Department and it was observed that a Government Servant is eligible to draw the pay only from the date of assumption of charge. The concerned ASOs were not eligible for pay parity with their batchmates as they attended mandatory training in different batches. As such, they had not completed six months of service for earning annual increment along with their other batchmates who were nominated in the first batch, in terms of Department Of Expenditure’s O.M. dated 13.09.2008. Thus, they were not eligible for antedating of increment at par with their batchmates.

AND WHEREAS, it is also observed that the concerned ASOs of 2005 & 2006 batches who were nominated in the later batches of training have however been given all due benefits like approved service. eligibility for SO-LDCE, which accrued to their batchmates who were appointed in the earlier batches.

AND WHEREAS, the matter was examined in consultation with D/o Expenditure. An interim reply vide letter dated 31.12.2018 in light of directions of CAT, was also sent to all applicants and counsel for applicants and respondents as well.

AND WHEREAS. Department of Expenditure has examined the case and found the claim for antedating of increment not in conformity with the extant instructions and rejected the claim for ante¬dating of increment in respect of the said ASOs.

NOW THEREFORE, it has been decided that since the instant claims of the DR ASOs of CGLE 2005 and 2006 batches are not in consonance with the extant rules and the fact that these representations were examined in 2009 and rejected on the same ground and no new ground has been brought forth in these representations, hence the claim is hereby rejected as it is devoid of merit.
(George D. Toppo)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: DoPT

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