Friday, August 2, 2019

Festival Advance to Government Employees - Tamil Nadu Government Order 2019

Festival Advance to Government Employees - Tamil Nadu Government Order 2019

Government of Tamil Nadu 2019
MANUSCRIPT SERIES
FINANCE [Salaries] DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.240, Dated 02nd August 2019.
(Vikari, Aadi-17, Thiruvalluvar Aandu-2050)

ABSTRACT

ADVANCE - Festival Advance to Government Employees - Enhanced - Orders - Issued.

Read:- G.O.Ms.No.388, Finance (Salaries) Department, dated 06-11-2012.

ORDER:

In the Government Order read above, Government have ordered for enhancement of Festival Advance from Rs.2,000/- to Rs.5,000/- to Government employees, Teachers, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of the local bodies, aided educational institutions and the employees who are eligible to draw the Festival Advance, as per rules in force.

2. During the Budget Session for the year 2019-2020, the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, among others, made the following announcement:-

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3. The Government after careful consideration, direct that the Festival Advance payable to the Government employees, Teachers, Teaching and Non-Teaching Staff of the local bodies, aided educational institutions and the employees who are eligible to draw the Festival Advance be enhanced from Rs.5,000/- to Rs.10,000/- (Rupees Ten thousand only). There shall be no change in the existing procedure for sanction and recovery of Festival Advance.

4. These orders shall take immediate effect and apply to festivals to be celebrated after the date of issue of this order.
(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
S. KRISHNAN
PRINCIPAL SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT.
Source: tn.gov.in

Fixing salary to Nurses - LOK SABHA QUESTION

Fixing salary to Nurses - LOK SABHA QUESTION

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.5672
ANSWERED ON 26TH JULY, 2019

SALARY OF NURSES

SHRI ANTO ANTONY:
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether the Government has issued any directives/guidelines to all the State Governments and Union Territories to fix the salary of nurses who are working in private sector, if so, the details and current status thereof;
(b) whether the Government has received implementation reports from the concerned State/UT Governments in this regard, if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and
(c) the steps taken/being taken by the Government for urgent implementation of the said directives/guidelines?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND
FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)

(a): Hon’ble Supreme Court vide judgement dated 29th January, 2016 in Writ Petition (C) No.527/2011 directed Ministry of Health and Family Welfare to look into the grievances of nurses working in private hospitals/ institutions by forming a committee. Accordingly, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare constituted a committee in February, 2016. The Recommendations of the committee relating to salary and working conditions of nurses working in private hospitals / institutions have been sent to all States/UTs for making legislation/guidelines in this regard.

(b)& (c): A number of State Governments have already initiated action in the above matter. Health being State subject, it is for the concerned State Governments to make legislation / guidelines for the purpose

Source: Loksabha

RAILWAYS - Setting up of NPS oversight mechanism

Setting up of NPS oversight mechanism - RAILWAYS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE NO.58/2019
NO.2014/AC-II/21/6 Vol.I
New Delhi, dated 22.07.2019
General Managers,
All Indian Railways/PUSs etc.

Sub: Setting up of NPS oversight mechanism

Timely credit of deduction made from the salary of Central Government employees towards their contribution to NPS along with the Government contribution is of paramount importance for availability of due and timely returns thereon towards generation of pension corpus. Department of Expenditure vide their letter no. 1(24)/EV/2016 dated 02.07.2019 has desired setting up of an oversight mechanism to ensure oversight over the NPS contributions crediting. Accordingly, Board has decided that monitoring Committees, comprising of the following officers may be formed on each Railway/Unit:
  1. FA&CAO in charge of NPS - Convener
  2. Dy. CPO in charge of Bills & Settlement - Member
  3. Dy. FA&CAO in charge of NPS - Member
  4. The Committee shall be responsible for the following actions:
i. Ensuring that the contributions of employees and the Government are credited without delay to the NPS financial architecture both in case of existing employees and employees newly recruited from time to time and the existing system and procedure being followed for the purpose shall be monitored effectively to ensure that no delay in credit of the contributions takes place.
ii. Ensuring that in case any grievance by any employee is received in regard to delay in credit of contribution, either directly from the employee or through PFRDA, the same has been looked into and disposed of in a manner to the satisfaction of the concerned employees.
iii. Any other matter as having a bearing on the issue of crediting/remittance of NPS contributions.
iv. The Committee shall devise its own mechanism as also appropriate checks and balances to ensure that NPS contributions are credited on time in respect of all employees under NPS system.
v. The Committee shall meet at least once in 3 months to review the progress and in case any slippages are notices, it shall take immediate corrective action. However, the concerned Principal FA and Pr. CPO shall keep a watch over the progress on a regular basis.
The Committee shall oversee implementation of the NPS system as per action points brought out above and send status report on quarterly basis by 5th of the month following each quarter (i.e.. 5th April, 5th July, 5th October and 5th January) highlighting the result of the monitoring with concluding remarks whether the NPS contributions are being credited on time and in case of any slippages, the details of action taken for the same.

The names of the officers nominated in the Committee may be advised to Railway Board along with their mobile no. and email id. latest by 25th July, 2019.

(Vijay Kumar)
Financial Commissioner (Railways)

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