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Thursday, 18 January 2018

NFPE - National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharna from 12th to 16th February 2018


NFPE - National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharna from 12th to 16th February 2018


National Federation of Postal Employees
1st Floor North Avenue Post Office Building, New Delhi-110 001
Phone: 011.23092771 e-mail: nfpehq@gmail.com
Mob: 9868819295/9810853981 website: http://www.nfpe.blogspot.com

NO.PF-12/2018
Dated :17 January,2018
NOTICE

It is hereby notified that National Federation of Postal Employees will organize 5 days Relay Dharma from 12th to 16th February 2018 in Chief PMG Office Campus., Meghdoot Bhawan, New Delhi-110 001.

All Members/Leaders of NFPE Unions are requested to participate in Dharna in maximum number as per schedule enclosed herewith for settlement of 15 Points Charter of Demands.
S/d,
(R.N. Parashar)
Secretary General

SCHEDULE OF PARTICIPATION IN 5 DAYS RELAY DHARNA AT MEGHDOOT BHAWAN, NEW DELHI FROM 12TH TO 16TH FEBRUARY - 2018


NFPE-character-of-demands

CHARTER OF DEMANDS
1. Implementation of positive recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee Report for GDS
2. Membership verification of GDS and declaration of result of regular membership verification.
3. Filling up of all vacant posts in all Cadres of Deptt of Post i.e P.A.S.A, Postmen, Mail guard, mailmen, MTS,MMS Drivers and artisans, P.A CO. P.A SBCO, Postal Actts and GDS. Drop the move of amendment in P.A. S.A., P.A.CO & P.A. SBCO Recruitment Rules.
4. Implement CSI, and RICT only after providing all required infrastructure including band width and stop harassment, victimization in the name of new schemes , technology induction, under contributory negligence factor and trade union victimization.
5. Stop out sourcing privatization and Corporatization.
6. Payment of revised wages and arrears to the casual, part time, contingent and daily rated mazdoors as per 6th & 7th CPC and settle other issues of Casual Laboures.
7. Implement cadre restructuring for left out categories i.e. RMS, MMS, PACO, PASBCO Postmaster Cadre, Postal Actts etc and accept the modifications suggested by federation before implementation of cadre restructuring in Postal Group 'C'.
8. Withdraw N.P.S (contributory Pension Scheme) Guarantee 50% of last pay drawn as minimum pension.
9. Implement 5 days week in Postal Operative offices.
10. Stop move of diversion of business of P.O SB Schemes to Banks (Nationalized and Private)
11. Stop move of closure of Army Postal Service.
12. Grant OSA and OTA to RMS staff and special allowances for P.O & R.M.S Accounts.
13. Finalization of Recruitment Rules of AAOS IN Postal Accounts with 40% S.C.F quota as approved by DOPT.
14. Status of Audit to SBCO.
15. Benefit of SDBS to retried GDS employees.
Source : NFPE
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Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016


Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
File No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3
New Delhi,
dated : 16.01.2018
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All India Railways & Production Units, (As per mailing list)

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages in the revised pay structure under RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Subsequent to issue of clarifications regarding bunching of stages while fixing the pay in 7th CPC Schedules to RS(RP) Rules, 2016 vide Board's letter No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3 dated 27.09.2016 (RBE No. 139/2017), queries have been raised by several Railways on granting benefit of bunching of stages in case(s) where pay of two direct officers (belonging to different allotment year) came out to be fixed at first cell of Level-13 though, difference in their pays as on 31.12.2015 is comprising two stages.

2. In this context, it is intimated that the issue has been referred to Ministry of Finance (copy enclosed) and clarification on the same is awaited.
S/d,
(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director(Pay Commission)VII
Railway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
F.No. PC-VII/2016/RSRP/3
New Delhi,
dated: 15/01/2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Clarification regarding bunching of stages under revised pay structure.

Detailed guidelines on the subject have been issued vide MoF's OM No. 1-6/2016-IC dated 03.08.2017, which has been adopted in Railways through letter 27.09.2017. Para 7 of MoF's OM dated 03.08.2017 states clarify inter alia "…..benefit on account of bunching cannot be extended with reference to pay stages lower than the Entry Pay indicated by the 7th CPC (emphasis added) for that level in the Pay Matrix. Extending the benefit of bunching with reference to pay stages below the entry pay will perpetuate the difference in pay on account of differential Entry Pay which was addressed by 7th CPC (emphasis added)".

2. However, para 8 (iv) of the said OM states "All pay stages lower than the Entry Pay in the 6th CPC structure (emphasis added) as indicated in the Pay Matrix in 7th CPC Report are not to be taken into account for determining the extent of bunching"

3. However, certain cases have come to notice of this Ministry where this crucial difference in terminology in para-7 & para-8 of the OM is leading to confusion/ambiguity as to whether entry pay in 6th CPO alone and not 7th CPC is the deciding factor for determining bunching eligibility. Relying on the terminology adopted in para-8, cases have been noticed where benefit of 'bunching' has been given to direct officers of 2002 allotment year w.r.t. their junior of 2003 allotment year. Their pay fixation details are enclosed at Annexure-A. Similar cases involving certain retired officers in Level-13 and Level-14 has also been received. Illustration in this regard is enclosed at Annexure-B.
4. While the over-riding spirit of the clarifications issued by Ministry of Finance's OM referred to above, was to avoid differential entry pay and was not to provide benefit of bunching at the entry level, this dichotomy in para-7 & para-8 is leading to differing interpretations. Clarifications over the issue may kindly be provided to enable uniform interpretation.

Encl. As above.
S/d,
(S. Balachandra Iyer)
Executive Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board
Source: NFIR
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DoPT: Extension of dates for Long term and short term programs under DFFT scheme during 2018-19


DoPT: Extension of dates for Long term and short term programs under DFFT scheme during 2018-19

No.12037/41/2017-FTC
Department of Personnel and Training
Training Division
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi-66
Dated 17.01.2018
Office Memorandum

Subject: Long term and short term programs under DFFT scheme during 2018-19.

It has been decided to extend the last date of application for the purpose of long term and short term programmes under DFFT for 2018-19 up to 19.01.2018. The last date for finalization of applications by nodal officers stands extended up to 29.01.2018.
(P.K.Pattnaik)
Under
secretary to Govt. of India
All officers applying under DFFT program and all nodal officers

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Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
RBE No. 05/2018
New Delhi, dated : 15.01.2018
No.E(P&A)II-2017/HRA-3

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Sub : Admissibility of House Rent Allowance in the event of non-acceptance or surrender of railway residential accommodation.

Ref : Board's letters No.
(i) No. E(P&A)II-87/HRA-15, dated 16-5-1988,
(ii) No. E (P&A)11-95/HRA-3, dated 14-2-1996,
(iii)  No. E(P&A)11- 99/HRA-2, dated 12-7-1999 & 16-3-2000,
(iv) No. E(P&A)II- 2002/HRA-4, dated 16-10-2002,
(v) No. E(P&A)11-2002/HRA-4, dated 9 -5-2003 and,
(vi) No. E(P&A)II-2010/HRA-2, dated 08-12-2010

Attention is invited to Board’s letters quoted above delegating powers to the General Managers and other Heads of Organisations directly controlling allotment of quarters to Railway Servants for sanction of House Rent Allowance in accordance with the prescribed conditions to the categories of Railway Employees specified therein. This delegation of powers was valid upto  31.03.2017.

2.The question of renewing this delegation of powers beyond 31.03.2017 has been engaging the attention of the Board. On the basis of the reports received from the Zonal Railways and Production Units, the matter has been considered and the Board have decided to renew the sanction contained in para 5 of their letter dated 16.5.1988 ibid and as amended/modified from time to time, w.e.f 01.04.2017 upto 31.03.2024 where after the question of renewing this delegation will be considered by the Board and a fresh sanction, if necessary, issued on the basis of reports received from the General Managers etc., directly controlling allotment of quarters, in regard to the position of availability of Railway accommodation under their control.

3. In case at any point of time it transpires that some accommodation is likely to remain vacant/un-occupied due to lack of demand, it should be made compulsory to submit applications for such types where there is surplus accommodation, and consequently, the employees entitled for such types would not be eligible to draw House Rent Allowance.

4.  This delegation is also subject to the over-riding, condition that these orders are liable to be withdrawn/modified at any time during this period, if it is considered necessary by the Board to do so.

5. This has the approval of the President and issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Kindly acknowledge receipt.
S/d,
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Deputy Director, Estt.(P&A)II,
Railway Board
Source: NFIR
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Revenue Receipts and Expenditure Pattern Reviewed

Ministry of Finance

Revenue Receipts and Expenditure Pattern Reviewed;

Additional borrowing of only Rs20,000 cr of Government Securities would be adequate to meet financing needs

Vide the Press Release dated December 27, 2017, Government had stated that it will raise additional market borrowing of Rs50,000 crore through dated Government securities in the current financial year, 2017-18.

Upon a review of trends of revenue receipts and expenditure pattern, it has been assessed that additional borrowing of only Rs20,000 crore of Government securities would be adequate to meet financing needs. Government did not accept borrowings of Rs15,000 crore in last three auctions. Remaining Rs15,000 crore would be reduced from the notified borrowing programme of ensuing weeks.

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Tuesday, 16 January 2018

Review of CSS Officers (Deputy Secretary/Director)under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972


Review of CSS Officers (Deputy Secretary/Director)under FR 56(j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972
No. 3/8/2015-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi -110003
Dated the 16th January, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Review of CSS Officers(Deputy secretary/Director) under FR 56 (j) and Rule 48 of CSS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even no. dated 26.02.2016 on the subject mentioned above (copy enclosed) and to say that next meeting of the Review Committee is likely to be held shortly. As the information/inputs are necessary to under take review of the officers, it is requested that the same may be furnished to this Department in the prescribed format (indicated at Annexure-I).

2. It is, therefore, requested that information/inputs may please be provided at the earliest so that the cases may be submitted for the consideration of the Review Committee.

3. This may please be accorded Priority.
(Debabrata Banrejee)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
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Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities: DoPT


No.36035/02/2017-Estt (Res)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES & PENSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 15th January, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities - reg.

With enactment of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, 2016' from 19th April, 2017 and notification of THE RIGHTS OF PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES RULES, 2017' on 15th June, 2017, the following instructions are issued in line with the provisions made therein regarding reservation for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities, as defined under Section 2(r) of the Act against the posts and services of the Central Government.

2. QUANTUM OF RESERVATION

2.1 In case of direct recruitment, four per cent of the total number of vacancies to be filled up by direct recruitment, in the cadre strength in each group of posts i.e. Groups A, B and C shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities.

2.2 Against the posts identified for each disabilities, of which, one per cent each shall be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities under clauses (a), (b) and (c) and one per cent, under clauses (d) and (e), unless otherwise excluded under the provisions of Para 3 here in under:-
(a) blindness and low vision;
(b) deaf and hard of hearing;
(c) locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy;
(d) autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness;
(e) multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf-blindness

3. EXEMPTION FROM RESERVATION:
If any Ministry/Department in the Central Government considers it necessary to exempt any establishment or any cadre or cadres fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities, it shall make a reference to the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities giving full justification for the proposal, who having regard to the type of work carried out in any Government establishment by notification and subject to such condition, if any, as may be specified in the notification, in consultation with the Chief Commissioner for Persons with Disabilities (CCPD) may exempt any Establishment or any cadre(s) fully or partly from the provisions of reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities.

4. ADJUSTMENT AGAINST UNRESERVED VACANCIES:

4.1 In the category of posts which are identified suitable for persons with benchmark disabilities, a person with benchmark disability cannot be denied the right to compete for appointment by direct recruitment against an unreserved vacancy. Thus a person with benchmark disability can be appointed by direct recruitment against vacancy not specifically reserved for the persons with benchmark disability, provided the post is identified suitable for persons with benchmark disability of the relevant category.

4.2 Persons with benchmark disabilities selected without relaxed standards along with other candidates, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible candidates with benchmark disabilities which will thus comprise of candidates with benchmark disabilities who are lower in merit than the last candidate in merit list but otherwise found suitable for appointment, if necessary, by relaxed standards.
 
5. CERTIFICATE OF DISABILITY:
A person who wants to avail the benefit of reservation will have to submit a certificate of disability issued by a Competent Authority. Such certificate in the event of selection of such person for any post, will be subject to such verification/re-verification
as may be decided by the competent authority.

6. COMPUTATION OF NUMBER OF POSTS TO BE RESERVED:

6.1 The number of posts to be reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities in case of Group C posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies in the cadre strength of Group C posts, in the establishment, although the recruitment of the persons with benchmark disabilities would only be against the category of posts identified suitable for them. The number of vacancies to be reserved for the persons with benchmark disabilities in case of direct recruitment to Group 'C' posts in an establishment shall be computed by taking into account the total number of vacancies arising in Group 'C' posts for being filled by direct recruitment in a recruitment year both in the identified and non-identified category of posts under the establishment. Since reservation, wherever applicable, for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities is provided computing total number of vacancies in the cadre strength in identified category of posts as well as unidentified category of posts, it may be possible that number of persons appointed by reservation in an identified category of post may exceed four per cent.

6.2 Reservation for persons with benchmark disabilities in Group 'A' or Group 'B' posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in the cadre in all the Group 'A' posts or Group 'B' posts respectively, and the computation of total vacancies shall include vacancies arising in the identified and non-identified category of posts.

7. EFFECTING RESERVATION - MAINTENANCE OF ROSTERS:

7.1 Every Government establishment shall maintain group-wise a separate vacancy based 100 point vacancy based reservation roster register in the format given in Annexure for determining/effecting reservation for the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities - one each for Group 'A' posts filled by direct recruitment, Group 'B' posts filled by direct recruitment and Group 'C' posts filled by direct recruitment.

7.2 Each register shall have cycles of 100 points and each cycle of 100 points shall be divided into four blocks, comprising the following points:

1st Block - point No. 01 to point No. 25
2nd Block - point No. 26 to point No. 50
3rd Block - point No. 51 to point No. 75
4th Block - point No. 76 to point No.100

7.3 Points 1, 26, 51 and 76 of the roster shall be earmarked for persons with benchmark disabilities - one point each for four respective categories of disabilities. The Head of the establishment shall ensure that vacancies identified at SI. No.1, 26, 51 and 76 are earmarked for the respective categories of the persons with benchmark disabilities. However, the Head of the establishment shall decide the placement of the selected candidate in the roster register.

7.4 All the vacancies arising irrespective of vacancies reserved for Persons with Benchmark Disabilities shall be entered in the relevant roster. If the vacancy falling at point no. 1 is not identified for the Person with Benchmark Disability or the Head of the establishment considers it desirable not to fill it up by Persons with Benchmark Disabilities or it is not possible to fill up that post by the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities for any other reason, one of the vacancies falling at any of the points from 2 to 25 shall be treated as reserved for the person with benchmark disability and filled as such.

7.5 Likewise, a vacancy falling at any of the points from 26 to 50 or from 51 to 75 or from 76 to 100 shall have to be filled by the Persons with Benchmark Disabilities. The purpose of keeping points 1, 26, 51 and 76 as reserved is to fill up the first available suitable vacancy.

7.6 There is a possibility that none of the vacancies from 1 to 25 is suitable for any category of the person with benchmark disability. In that case two vacancies from 26 to 50 shall be filled as reserved for persons with benchmark disabilities. If the vacancies from 26 to 50 are also not suitable for any category, three vacancies shall be filled as reserved from the third block containing points from 51 to 75. This means that if no vacancy can be reserved in a particular block, it shall be carried over into the next block

7.7 After all the 100 points of the roster are covered, a fresh cycle of 100 points shall start.

7.8 If the number of vacancies in a year is such as to cover only one block (say 25 vacancies) or two (say 50 vacancies), the category of the persons with benchmark disabilities should be accommodated as per the roster points. However, in case, the said vacancy is not identified for the respective category, the Head of the establish

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