Saturday, December 28, 2013

Simplification of Procedure for Payment of Family Pension by Persmin

Simplification of Procedure for Payment of Family Pension by Persmin
The Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions is the coordinating agency of the Central Government in personnel matters specially issues concerning recruitment, training, career development, staff welfare as well as the post retirement dispensation. The Ministry is also concerned with the process of responsive people-oriented modern administration. Allocation of Business Rules defines the work allotted for the Ministry. The Ministry comprises of the following three Departments.
Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT)
Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG)

During the year 2013, the Department of Persmin initiated to simply the procedure for Payment of Family Pension…

Simplification of Procedure for Payment of Family Pension
The Government has decided that an employee/pensioner/family pensioner may at anytime make a request to the Appointing Authority for advance approval to the grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents. On the basis of this approval, authorisation shall be made in the original Pension Payment Order (PPO) at the time of retirement or by issuing a revised authority. The permanently disabled child/sibling/ dependent parents will receive family pension at the appropriate time, i.e., after the death of employee/pensioner and/or after the death/ineligibility of any other member in the family who was eligible to receive family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents.

Where there are other eligible prior claimants to family pension, the names of disabled child/children/dependent parents/permanently disabled sibling will be added to the PPO issued to the preceding eligible family pensioner. Family pension to these permanently disabled child/children/siblings/dependent parents will be payable after the death/ineligibility of the prior claimant, as the case maybe.

Grant of Family Pension to the family of missing employee/pensioner
Family pension is payable to the family of a Government employee or pensioner after his death. Difficulties in payment arise when a Government Servant or pensioner goes missing. Clarificatory instructions were issued by the Central Government for payment of benefits in such cases. According to these instructions, the family must lodge a report with the concerned police station and obtain a report from the police, that the employee or pensioner or family pensioner has not been traced despite all efforts made by them. The report may be a First Information Report or any other report such as a Daily Diary or General Diary Entry.

The family can apply for the grant of family pension, amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF and gratuity (whatever has not already been received) to the Head of Office of the organisation where the employee or pensioner had last served, six months after lodging of police report. The amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of GPF will be paid to the family in the first instance as per the nominations made by the employee or pensioner on filling of a police report and submission of an indemnity bond.

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Minutes of the 7th CPC Seminar on Common Demands COC KARNATAKA

Minutes of the 7th CPC Seminar on Common Demands COC KARNATAKA

The seminar on 7th CPC common demands held at Income Tax office Bangalore on 18/12/13 which was presided over by Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka.

The seminar  was attended by following affiliates of COC Karnataka.
1) All India Postal Employees Union.
2) Income Tax Employees Federation.
3) Postal Accounts Employees Association.
4) RMS Employees Association.
5) Central Ground Water Board Employees Association.
6) Indian Audit & Accounts Employees Association
7) Survey of India Employees Association.
8) Census Employees Association.
9) Atomic Energy (RMP Mysore) Employees Association.
10) P& T Audit Employees Association.
11) GPO Employees Association.
12) Postal Admin Employees Association.
13) Central Excise Employees Association.
14) CGHS Employees Association.
15) NAL Employees Association.
16) IMD Employees Association.
17) Civil Accounts Employees Association.

Other invitees and others 5 members. Total 135 members.
Deliberation of the Seminar started at 11 AM  and concluded at 4.30PM.

Comrade R.Seethalaxshmi  Vice President COC Karnataka welcomed the chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar.

Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka welcomed the Chief Guest and Delegates for the seminar.  He explained the background of conducting this seminar as the Central Government has decided to constitute the 7th CPC, hence this seminar will debate on the common issues of CG Employees to be presented in the 7th CPC. He further stated that the work paper has been circulated and it can be debated in this seminar, so that the COC view of Karnataka can be finalised.. At the same time he urged the affiliates to be prepared for struggle if the Government does not agree to the staff side demands of terms of reference. He assured the CHQ leaders Karnataka has always in the forefront of the CG movement.  He also thanked the ITEF leadership for making arrangements for this seminar including hall, printing of work paper, providing good food at subsidized rates etc.

Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka in his speech explained to the members right from the first Central Pay Commission to sixth Central Pay Commission, the Central Pay Commission has done injustice to the Employees by not awarding the right pay scales and fitment formula. The concept of fair wages has been deprived to CG Employees. Usually pay commissions had adopted a multiplying factor of 3.2 to 3.6 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales. But the VI CPC adopted conversion factor of about 2.6 at the lowest where as it was about 6 at the highest scale. By this method well established ration 1:12 between the lowest scale and highest scale was disturbed by the VI CPC.  He further elaborated how be struggle oriented approach the Confederation was able to get improvements in the recommendations of earlier pay commission reports.  He supported the decision of Confederation Hqrs to chalk out series of programmes to prepare the membership for strike.

Inaugural address by Comrade M.Krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Govt. Employees New Delhi.
Inaugurating and initiating discussion of seminar Secretary General  congratulated the COC Karnataka for organising this seminar on the common demands of CG Employees which is first of its kind in the country. He also thanked the COC Karnataka for participation in strikes and struggles launched by Confederation. He narrated the circumstances under which the earlier pay commissions had been constituted. Even in case of VII CPC Confederation was first to raise the demand and later adopted by all organisations. Government after seeing the mobilisation for strike ballot proposed to be held in November 2013  announced the constitution of VII CPC. which has put pressure on the Government in announcing the 7th CPC, He explained to the members about the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM to the Central Government, He also informed that if the Central Government does not agree to our demands or the terms of reference prepared by the staff side of JCM  then the Confederation will  take up struggle path.

Comrade M.Krishnan deliberated on the work paper prepared by the COC Karnataka and each and every item was discussed by him. He expressed satisfaction on the this report and informed the delegates that while preparing the 7th CPC  memorandum by the Confederation the views of the COC Karnataka will be taken into account, he also assured that the members will be consulted before finalising the 7th CPC memorandum as this will be displayed on the Confederation website. 

Presentation of work paper by Com P.S.Prasad General Secretary COC Karnataka, He presented the work paper which was approved by the members.

Com Kameshawari from IMD wanted the  IMD to be declared as scientific department.

Com Ashok Kumar from Census wanted increase in tour TA/DA rates, Com R. Srinivas wanted filling up of vacant post.

Concluding address by Comrade M.S.Raja Working President of Confederation of Central Govt. Employees  New Delhi
In his speech he explained how the C. G. Employees were denied the trade union rights, he urged members to be prepared for the struggles and he explained how the struggles from first CPC to sixth CPC has yielded results. He also agreed to the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka.

Comrade K.S.Madhusudhan Secretary General  AICGWBEA and General Secretary COC  Harayana State.
In his speech he agreed on the work paper on common demands of CG Employees prepared by COC Karnataka, He explained the need for filling up  vacant post and travelling allowance to be provided to field staff. He urged all persons to prepare their 7th CPC memorandum, He informed that for CGWB a committee has been formed in which Com P.S.Prasad has been made member of the committee.
Com S.Radhakrishna Working President COC Karnataka made his concluding remarks and assured the Apex leadership that State unit will implement the calls of Hqrs in letter and spirit.

Seminar concluded at 4.30 Pm with Vote of thanks by Com Ravindranth Joint Secretary of COC Karnataka.


Withdrawal Process for NPS Subscribers - PFRDA

Withdrawal Process for NPS Subscribers - PFRDA
Exposure Draft on Operational Withdrawal Process-Request for feedback/comments from Public and All concerned




Issued on: 26th December, 2013
Last date to accept Comments: 31st January, 2014

In order to provide an efficient and system driven withdrawal process to NPS subscribers, PFRDA is proposing the following operational procedure for withdrawal of benefits under NPS.

Keeping the above in perspective, the draft operational withdrawal process is proposed and comments from the public and all concerned are invited. It may also be noted that suggestions on improving/ simplifying the process can also be given.

Comments/Feedback may be forwarded by email to the e-mail id latest by 31.01.2014. Comments should be given in the following format:
Name of entity/ person
Sr.No.Pertains to which
 Section/sub-section and
Page number
 suggested changes

Written comments in the above format may be addressed to: 

Mr. Sumit Kumar 
Dy. General Manager 
Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority 
1st Floor, ICADR Building, Vasant Kunj Institutional Area Phase - II 
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi – 110070 

Dopt Orders on Consolidated Instructions on Forwarding of Applications of Government Servants for Outside Employment - reg.

Dopt Orders on Consolidated Instructions on Forwarding of Applications of Government Servants for Outside Employment - reg.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 23rd, December, 2013


Subject: Consolidated Instructions on Forwarding of Applications of Government Servants for Outside Employment-regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that various instructions/guidelines have been issued by the Government from time to time regarding forwarding of applications of Government Servants for posts outside their own Cadre. All such instructions issued till date have been consolidated under easily comprehensible headings for the facility of reference and placed as Annexure to this O.M. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all concerned.

2. Hindi version wIll follow.
Director (Establishment)
Annexure to DOPT O. M.No.28020/1/2010-Estt(C) dated December, 2013.



These guidelines relate to forwarding of applications of Government servants as direct recruit for posts within the Central Government, State Governments, Autonomous / Statutory Bodies, CPSEs etc. It may be noted that in a case in which a particular employee cannot be spared without serious detriment to important work in hand, public interest would justify withholding of his application even if otherwise the application would have been forwarded. It may be added for information that where for good and sufficient reasons an application is withheld no infringement of any Constitutional right is involved.
[O.M. No. 170/51-Ests., dated the 21.10.1952)

a. The Heads of Departments should interpret the term ‘public interest’ strictly and subject to that consideration, the forwarding of applicatior should be the rule rather than an exception. Ordinarily, every employee (whether scientific and technical or non-scientific and non-technical personnel) should be permitted to apply for an outside post even though he may be holding a permanent post.

b. No distinction need be made between applications made for posts in a Department under the Central government, Autonomous Bodies or sub-ordinate offices, posts under the State Governments, posts in Public Sector Undertakings owned wholly or partly by the Central Government or a State Government and posts in quasi-Government organizations. They should all be treated alIke so far as the forwarding of applications is concerned. If, however, a Government servant desires to apply for a post in a private concern, he should submit his resignation or notice of retirement, as the case may be, before applying for private employment.

c. For this purpose, “scientific and technical personnel”, may be interpreted to mean persons holding posts or belonging to services which have been declared to be scientific or technical posts or scientific or technical service.
(OM. No. 70/10/60-Estt, (A), dated 09.05.1960 and O.M. No. 8/7/69-Ests(C) dated the 01.11.1970

The general principles to be observed in dealing with such applications are as under:

a. Applications from purely temporary Government Servants - Applications from such
Government servants should be readily forwarded unless there are compelling grounds of public interest for withholding them.

b. Applications from permanent Government servants - Both permanent non-scientific and non-technical employees as well as permanent scientific and technical employees could be given four opportunities in a year to apply for outside posts, except where withholding of any application is considered by the competent authority to be justified in the public interest. A permanent Government servant cannot justly complain of hardship or harsh treatment if his application for any other post or employment is withheld.

c. Applications of Government servants who have been given some technical training at Government expenses after commencement of service - Such Government servant cannot justifiably complain of hardship if he is not allowed to capitalize the special qualifications so gained by seeking other better employment. Withholding of application in such a case is therefore justifiable.

d. Applications of Government servants belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, other than ‘scientific and technical personnel — Applications for employment of temporary or permanent Central Government servants belonging to Scheduled Castes andScheduled Tribes should be readily forwarded except in very rare cases where there may be compelling grounds of public interest for withholding such application. The withholding of application should be the exception rather than the nile in the case of employees belonging to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes who should be afforded every facility to improve their prospects.

e. Application of Government servants for employment in private business and industrial firm. etc. - Where a Government servant (including a temporary Government servant) seeks permission, to apply for such employment, he should submit his resignation or notice of retirement, as the case may be, before applying for private employment. He cannot complain of hardship if his application is withheld. While a person remains in Government service, the State can legitimately refuse to surrender its claim on his services in favour of a private employer.
[O.M. NO. 170/51-ESTS., DATED ThE 21.10.1952; OM NO. 70/10/60-ESTS(A) DATED 09.03.1960. OM No.1/6/64-SCT.I DATED 19.03.1964; O.M NO, 5/2/68-ESTT.(C) DATED 06.O5.1968. OM No.8/7/69-ESTS(C)DATED 01.II.1970; OM No. 8/15/71-ESTS(C) DATED 16.09.1971, OM No. 8/22/71-ESTS(C) DATED16.10.1971]

a) Applications from Government servants for employment elsewhere, submitted otherwise than in response to advertisement or circulars inviting applications, should not be forwarded.
(O.M. No. 5/3/65-Ests(C) dated the 21.12.1965]

b) The applications may be forwarded in accordance with the general principles given inpreceding paragraphs. irrespective of whether the post applied for in the other department/offices permanent or temporary.

c) As for temporary Government servants they should, as a matter of rule, be asked to resign from the parent department/office at the time of release from the parent department/office. An undertaking to the effect that he/she will resign from the parent department/office in the event of his/her selection and appointment to the post applied for may be taken from his/her at the time of forwarding the application. This procedure is to be followed even in case of a temporary Government servant applying as a direct recruit for a post in the same organisation.

d) In the case of permanent Government servants, their lien may be retained in the parent department/office for a period of two years incase of the new post being in the Central/state Government. They should either revert to the parent department/office within that period or resign from the parent department/office at the end of that period. An undertaking to abide by these conditions may be taken from them at the time of forwarding the applications to other departments/office. In exceptional cases where it would take some time for the other department/office to confirm such Government servants due to the delay in converting temporary posts into permanent ones, or due to some other administrative reasons, the permanent Government servants may be permitted to retain their lien in the parent department/office for one more year. While granting such permission, a fresh undertaking similar to the one indicated above may be taken from the permanent Government servants by the parent department.

e) Permanent Government servants on their being selected for appointment in an autonomous Body / CPSE will have to resign before they are penitent to join the new organization. In their case no lien shall be retained and they will be governed by the orders issued by Department of Pensions & Pensioners’ Welfare regulating mobility of personnel between Central Govt and Autonomous Bodies / CPSEs etc.

f) The Terms of the bond need not be enforced in the cases of those who apply for appointment elsewhere, other than private employment, through proper channel. However, the obligations under the bond would be carried forward to the new employment. An undertaking to this effect may be obtained from the Govt. servant before he is relieved.
(OM. No. 60/37/63.Ests(A) dated 14.07.1967; OM No. 8/4/70-Ests(C) dated 06.03.1974; O.M.
No. 28016/5/85-Estt(C) dated 31.01.1986]

a) Where Government servants apply directly to UPSC/SSC as in the case of direct recruit, they must immediately inform the head of their Office/Department giving details of the amination/post for which they have applied, requesting him to communicate his permission to the Commission directly. If. however, the Head of the Office/Department considers it necessary to withhold the requisite permission, he should inform the Commission accordingly within thirty days of the date of closing for receipt of applications. In case any situation mentioned in para 6 below is existing, the requisite permission should not be granted and UPSC/SSC should be

immediately informed of this fact as also the nature of allegations against the Government servant. It should also be made clear that in the event of actual selection of Government servant, he would not be relieved for taking up the appointment, if the charge-sheet / prosecution sanction is issued or a charge-sheet is filed in a court for criminal prosecution, or if the Government servant is placed under suspension.

b) It may be noted that in case of direct recruitment by selection, i.e., “selection by interview”, it is the responsibility of the requisitioning Ministry/Department to bring to the notice of the Commission any point regarding unsuitability of the candidate (Government servant) from the vigilance angle and that the appropriate stage for doing so would be the consultation at the time of preliminary scrutiny, i.e., when the case is referred by the Commission to the Ministry/Departments for the comments of the Ministry’s representatives on the provisional selection of the candidate for interview by the Commission.
[OM. No. 14017/01/91-Estt.(RR) dated the 14th July, 1993 & O.M.No.20016/1/88-Estt.(C)
dated 18/07/1980)

c) When once the Administrative Authority has forwarded an application, it is mandatory that the Government employee concerned should be released to take up the new appointment. However, where subsequent to the forwarding of the application, but before selection if exceptional circumstances arise in which it may not be possible to release the official, the fact should be communicated to the Commission as well as to the official concerned. The decision not to release an official should be taken only where the circumstances referred to above arereally exceptional.
[OM. No. 60/43/64-Ests(A) dated the 24.08.1965)

Application of a Government servant for appointment, whether by direct recruitment, transfer on deputation or transfer, to any other post should not be considered/ forwarded., if-
(a) (i) he is under suspension; or
(ii) disciplinary proceedings are pending against him and a charge sheet has been issued; or
(iii) sanction for prosecution, where necessary has been accorded by the competent authority; or
(iv) where a prosecution sanction is not necessary, a charge-sheet has been filed in a Court of law against him for criminal prosecution.
(v) where he is undergoing a penalty — no application should be forwarded during the currency of such penalty.

(b) When the conduct of a Government servant is under investigation (by the CBI or by the Controlling Department) but the investigation has not reached the stage of issue of charge-sheet or prosecution sanction or filing of charge-sheet for criminal prosecution in a court, the application of such a Government servant may be forwarded together with brief comments on the nature of allegations and it should also be made clear that in the event of actual selection of the Government servant, he would not be released for taking up the appointment, if by that time any of the situations in (a) above arises.
[O.M. No. 14017/101/91-Estt.(RR) dated the 14th July 1993]

Applications of Central Government Servants in response to press advertisement for posts in Central Public Enterprises / Autonomous Bodies may be forwarded with a clear understanding with the employee that in the event of their selection for the post applied for they will sever their connections with the Government before joining the Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous Bodies. No lien shall be retained in ch cases. The relieving order should indicate the period within which the official should join the Public Sector Undertaking / Autonomous Body. Normally this period should not be more than 15 days. This period may be extended by the competent authority for reasons beyond the control of the official. Necessary notification/orders accepting the resignation of the Govt. servant from Govt. service should be issued from the actual date of his/her joining the Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body. The period between the date of relieving and the date of joining Public Sector Undertaking!/ Autonomous Body can be regulated as leave of the kind due and admissible and if no leave is due, by grant of extra ordinary leave. In case he/she is not able to join the Public Sector Undertaking/Autonomous Body within the period allowed by the competent authority, he/she should report back to the paient office forthwith.

[Department of Pension & Pensioner’s Welfare OM No. 4/15/88-P&PW(D) dated 13.11.1991]


Granting of Risk / Hardship Allowance to CAPF and CRPF

 Granting of Risk / Hardship Allowance to CAPF and CRPF

A question has been raised by the Member of Parliament about the provision of Special Allowances to CRPF Personnel deployed in difficult areas and encaged in counter insurgency operations in the country and the concerned Minster of State for Home Affairs Shri R.P.N.Singh replied as under...

Government of India has approved grant of Risk/Hardship Allowance to the combatized personnel of the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), including Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), upto the rank of Commandant, based upon their area of deployment in difficult areas.

The Risk Allowances in the Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas include Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Field Area Allowance and Counter Insurgency Operation

(CI Ops) Modified Field Area Allowance as detailed below :

(in Rs. Per month)
RankCI(Ops) in MFAACI(Ops) in FAA
Inspector 67505200
AC 78756050

# Counter Insurgency (Operation) Modified Field Area Allowance,

# # Counter Insurgency (Operation) Field Area Allowance.

Further, personnel of CAPFs, including CRPF, deployed in the areas/coordinates defined by the Army, are granted Field Area Allowance or the Counter Insurgency Operation (CI Ops) Allowance as admissible to the Army.

Government has approved Five Year Perspective Modernization Plan-II (2012-2017) for CRPF with a financial outlay of Rs.2619.16 crore which has been allocated to CRPF vide MHA order dated 20.6.2013. The various items, inter-alia, include modern Arms and Ammunition, Communication Equipments, Night Vision Devices, Surveillance Equipment, Special Purpose Vehicles etc.


Latest strength of Indian Armed Forces

Latest strength of Indian Armed Forces

While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha, the Defence Minister has given a detailed report in written reply of present strength of the Indian Armed Forces.

Increasing the strength of armed forces

The present strength of the Indian Armed Forces is as under:

(as on 31.10.2013)
Air Force
(as on 01.12.2013)
(as on 01.07.2013)
Other Ranks
(as on 01.10.2013)
385741132473 88965160811918 130209

Force accretion of the Armed Forces is an ongoing process dictated primarily by capabilities to be achieved, threat perceptions, prevailing external strategic security environment and emerging technologies.  The force accretion programme is being pursued in accordance with the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan and the 12th Defence Plan (2012-2017).

Source: 90paisa

Extension of repayment period for educational loans..!

 Extension of repayment period for educational loans..!

Time Limit for Repayment of Educational Loans...

No such proposal is under consideration of the Government at present, the Minister of State for Finance said in a written reply in the Parliament on 6th December 2013 as follows...

"As per revised Model Education Loan Scheme of Indian Banks’ Association (IBA), the students are allowed repayment period of 10 years for education loans upto Rs 7.50 lakh and 15 years for loans above Rs 7.50 lakh.

Students are allowed repayment holiday/moratorium during course period plus 1 year or 6 months after getting the job which ever is earlier.

No such proposal is under consideration of the Government at present".


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