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Provident fund account to be updated monthly from October

 Provident fund account to be updated monthly from October

From this October, your provident fund account will be updated every month.

Central provident fund commissioner KK Jalan said that Employees' Provident Fund Organisation is all set to unveil a system of monthly updating account on September 6.

This is part of EPFO's online drive to make it customer friendly. It is also going to move to core banking solution for 40 lakh pension accounts which will enable pensioners get payment on the first day of every month.

The organisation is working on to rehaul its cutomer identification system and plans universal number for every member from this fiscal.

"We want to be a employee centric organisation. At present, we are employer-centric body," Jalan said Monday in Kolkata.

The universal number will work like a bank account and whenever an employee shifts job, the new employer will feed in the unique number into the system for seamless continuation of the fund.

"We hope to introduce this system this fiscal," Jalan said

Source : http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/
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Promotion of Railway employees - consideration of ACRs

Promotion of Railway employees - consideration of ACRs
No.E(NG)I-2012/PM 1/5

The General Managers
All Indian Railways / production Units
(As per standard list)

Subject: Promotion of Railway employees - consideration of ACRs

With reference to above mentioned PNM item, the said matter has been carefully considered by this Ministry and it has been decided that in order to avoid any ambiguity on the issue, average marks of the last two ACRs be taken into account for the purpose of ACR for the third year, where minimum residency period for promotion to the next higher grade is two years and the ACR for the third year is not available, so that all eligible canditates having rendered minimum two years of service are not deprived of being considered for selection to the next higher grade on the ground of non-availability of ACR for the third year.

2. Accordingly, the Indian Railway Establishment Manual Vol, I may be amended as in the Advance Correction Slip No. 226 enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt of this letter.

(Kajal Mukherjee)
Joint Director Estt. (N)111
Railway Board

INDIAN RAILWAY ESTABLISHMENT MANUAL VOLUME-I
(REVISED EDITION 1989)

CHAPTER-II, SECTION "B"
Rules Governing the Promotion of Group "C" Staff

ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP NO. 226

After clause (m) of the existing Para 219, the following clause (n) may be inserted:

"219 (n). Where minimum residency period for promotion to the next higher grade is two years and the ACR for the third year is not available, average marks of the last two ACRs be taken into account for the purpose of ACR for the third year, so that all eligible canditates having rendered minimum two years of service are considered for selection to the next higher grade."

(Authority: Ministry of Railway's Letter No.E(NG)I-2012/PM1/5 dated 30.08.2013)
Source: NFIR
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DOPT Launched Internship Scheme, 2013 from 1st September

DOPT Launched Internship Scheme, 2013 from 1st September

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions


DOPT Launched Internship Scheme, 2013 from September 01

The Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India has initiated an Internship Scheme from 1st September 2013 to engage Indian Nationals, who are Graduate /Post Graduate or Research Students enrolled in reputed University/Institution within India or abroad and preferably specializing in HR and associated subjects in Public Policy and Public Administration, as “Interns”. These interns would be expected to supplement the process of policy analysis within the Department through desirable empirical collection and collation of in-house and other information.

The exposure for the interns to the functioning of the Indian Government may be an add-on in furthering their own career goals in the Non Profit Organisation (NPO) Sector or International Organizations. The internship shall be for a minimum period of 2 months but shall not exceed 6 months in individual cases.

The DoPT has identified ten topics for the current year for the Interns. The topics are: Analysis of cases disposed of by Central Administrative Tribunal; Collection of Data on Reservation from Ministries and its analysis; Issues relating to Anti-Corruption Law; Issues relating to punishment of Government employees for unethical behavior; Exit policies for inefficient public servants; Best HR practices; Service Conditions; Expectations of Persons with Disabilities employees; Impact evaluation of Mid-Career Training Program of Central Secretariat Service (CSS)Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS) and Revising methodology of training program.

DoPT has invited applications from the interested candidates in prescribed Proforma through its Circular dated 30th August, 2013. The DoPT Circular and the application Proforma is available on the DoPT website www.persmin.nic.in.

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Central government employees pension rules

Central government employees pension rules

 CCS (Pension)Rules 1972
The Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972 shall apply to Central Government Servants including civilian Government servants in the Defence Services, appointed substantively to civil services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union which are borne on pensionable establishments, but shall not apply to:

  •     Railway servants;
  •     Persons in CCS,Casual and daily rated employment
  •     Paid from contingencies
  •     CPF beneficiaries
  •     Members of All India services
  •     Locally recruited diplomatic, Counsular or other Indian establishments in foreign    countries
  •    Persons whose terms and conditions of service are regulated by or under the provisions of the Constitution or any other law for the time being in force.
These rules regulate the grant of pension, family pension, commutation of pension, payment of gratuity etc.

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CCS (Commutation of Pension) Rules, 1981
These rules regulate commutation of pension and other related matters to Government Servants who may be entitled or have been authorised any class of pension referred to in the CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.

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CCS (Extraordinary Pension) Rules.
These rules shall apply to all persons paid from Civil Estimates other than those to whom the workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 applies and regulate grant of disability pension, extra-ordinary family pension.
A brief of the above rules are available in the Handbook for Retiring Officials and Pensioners.

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General Provident Fund (Central Services) Rules 1960
All Temporary Government servants after a continuous service of one year all re-employed pensioners (other than those eligible for admission to the Contributory Provident Fund ) and all permanent government servants are eligible to subscribe to the Fund. A subscriber, at the time of joining the Fund is required to make a nomination, in the prescribed form, conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the Fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid.

A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund except during the period when he is under suspension. Subscription to Provident Fund are stopped three months prior to the date of superannuation. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 6% of subscriber’s emoluments and not more than his total emoluments. Rate of interest on GPF accumulations at present is 12% compounded annually. The Rules provide for drawal of advances /withdrawals from the Fund for specific purposes.


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Deposit Linked Insurance Revised Scheme
On the death of a subscriber, the person entitled to receive the amount standing to the credit of the subscriber shall be paid an additional amount equal to the average balance in the account during the three years immediately preceding the death of the subscriber subject to certain conditions provided in the relevant rule. The additional amount payable under that rule shall not exceed Rs. 60,000. To get this benefit, the subscriber should have put in at least 5 years service at the time of his / her death.

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Contributory Provident Fund Rules (India ), 1962
The CPF Rules are applicable to every non-pensionable servant of the Government belonging to any of the services under the control of the President. A subscriber, at the time of joining the Fund is required to make a nomination in the prescribed form conferring on one or more persons the right to receive the amount that may stand to his credit in the Fund in the event of his death, before that amount has become payable or having become payable has not been paid.

A subscriber shall subscribe monthly to the Fund when on duty or foreign service but not during a period of suspension. Rates of subscription shall not be less than 10% of the emoluments and not more than his emoluments. The employer’s contribution at that percentage prescribed by the Government will be credited to the subscriber’s account and this is presently 10%. Rate of interest, at present, is 12% compounded annually. The Rules provide for drawal of advances / withdrawals from the CPF for specific purposes. As in GPF Rules, the CPF Rules also provide for Deposit linked Insurance Revised Scheme.

Earlier, the Government was giving option to CPF subscribers to switch over from CPF Scheme to GPF Scheme (Pension Scheme). The last such option was allowed based on the recommendations of Fourth CPC. As a number of options have already been allowed as and when substantial improvement were made in the pension scheme and the practical difficulties involved in retrieval of records and adjustments to be made, demand for further option was not recommended by the 5th CPC and there is no proposal with the Government to consider any further change in options.

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Department of Personnel and Training
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances.

Source:  http://persmin.nic.in/pension/rules.html
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PENSION ARREARS FROM 01.01.2006 AS PER COURT ORDER: GOVERNMENT REPLY IN PARLIAMENT

PENSION ARREARS FROM 01.01.2006 AS PER COURT ORDER: GOVERNMENT REPLY IN PARLIAMENT

 The orders for implementation of the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of 6th CPC for revision for pension of past pensioners were issued vide this Department’s OM No.38/37/08-P&PW (A) dated 1.9.2008. The provisions of Para 4.2 of this OM were clarified vide this Department’s letter dated 3.10.2008.

        The Central Administrative Tribunal, Principal Bench, New Delhi in its order dated 1.11.2011 observed that by the OM dated 3.10.2008 the original orders of 1.9.2008 have been modified. Hon’ble CAT directed that the past pensioners may be granted, w.e.f. 1.1.2006, a minimum pension @ 50% of the minimum pay corresponding to the pre-revised pay scale with reference to the fitment table applicable for revision of pay of serving employees.

        A Writ Petition was filed in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi challenging the above mentioned order. In its order dated 29.4.2013, the Hon’ble Delhi High Court has upheld the order dated 1.11.2011. After considering the order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and various representations received in this regard, Special Leave Petition was filed by the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.

This SLP came up for hearing recently on 29.7.2013 before the Hon. Supreme Court and has been dismissed.

        The above information submitted by Min of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions in reply of undermentioned Lok Sabha Question:-


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED  QUESTION NO 670
ANSWERED ON   07.08.2013

DELAY IN PAYMENT OF ARREARS TO PENSIONERS

670 . Shri VILAS BABURAO MUTTEMWAR

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS  be pleased to state:-

(a)  the reasons for inordinate delay in implementation of Hon`ble High Court`s order to give effect to the payment of arrears w.e.f. 01.01.2006 to pensioners retired before 2006;
(b) whether the Government have received representations from employees organizations and other bodies in this regard; and
(c) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government on the representations?

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)
(a) to (c): *** see above ***

Source: Lok Sabha Q&A
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CGHS Bhopal: Latest list of Hospital/Diagnostic Centres empanelled

CGHS Bhopal: Latest list of Hospital/Diagnostic Centres empanelled

CATEGORY WISE: I

SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITALS

ALL NABH ACCRECITED
ON CGHS PANEL AS ON 31.03.2013
S.No.Name of the Hospital/Diagnostic CentreSpecialities
NILNIL
II
NEW EMPANELEMNT SUPER SPECIALITY HOSPITAL
NILNIL
*For procedure for which there are no rates under Super Speciality Category, the rates for NABH hospitals are applicable.
III.
SELECTED SPECIALITY HOSPITALS ALREADY ON PANEL FOR CONTINUATION WITH EXISTING FACILITIES
NON NABH ACCREDITED
S.No.Name of the Hospital/Diagnostic CentreSpecialities
01.Name of the Hospital
Navodaya Cancer Hospital (gr Research Centre M.P. Nagar Zone-II Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755 - 255663
w.e.f. 02.02.2011
Cancer
02.Jawahar Lai Nehru Cancer Hospital & Research Centre
32, Idgah Hills, Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755 - 4255608
w.e.f. 16.11.2011
Comprehensive Oncology including Surgery, Chemotherapy and
Radiotherapy
S.No.Name of the Hospital/Diagnostic CentreSpecialities
Narmada Trauma Centre Pvt. Ltd. E-3/ 23, Arera Colony Bhopal Tel phone No. 07554040000 w.e f. 02.02.2011Orthopaedics
 
IV.
HOSPITALS EMPANELLED FOR ALL AVAILABLE FACILITIES ON PANEL, AS ON 31.03.2013
NABH ACCREDITED
NILNIL
V.
HOSPITAL EMPANELLED FOR ALL AVAILABLE FACILITIES ON CGHS PANEL AS ON 31.03.2013
NON NABH ACCREDITED
S.No.Name of the HospitalSpecialities empanelled for
01.L.B.S. Hospital,
73, Opp: Motia Talab, Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755- 2733433
w.e.f. 02.02.2011
General Purpose
02.Chirayu Medical College & Hospital
Indore Bhopal Highway, Near Bairagarh
Bahisakhedi, Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755 - 6679000
w.e.f. 08.11.2011

General Purpose
03.Mayo Hospital
SBI Square , Sultania Road Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755 - 2548094
w.e.f. 08.11.2011
General Purpose
04.Ch.oudhary Hospital
Near Capital Petrol Pump, Gurunanakpura Raisen
Raod Bhopal
Phone No. 0755 - 4003210, 22750076
w.e.f 08.11.2011

General Purpose
05.L.N. Medical College & J.K. Hospital,
J.K. Town, C-Sector, Sarvaclharrn Kolar Road,
Bhopal
Phone No. 0755 - 4087000,01,02
w.e.f. 08.11.2011.

General Purpose
06.Peoples Hospital
By Pass Raod, Bhanpur, Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755 - 4005200
w.e.f. 08.11.2011
General Purpose
07.Career Institute of Medical Sciences
Career College Campus Opp: Dushera Maidan,
Govainclpjura BHEL,
Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755 - 2488680
w.e.f.08.11.2011


General Purpose
 EYE CARE CENTRE
ON CGHS PANEL AS ON 31.03.2013
NON NABH ACCRETED

S.No.Name of the HospitalSpecialities empanelled for
01.Vision Care & Research Centre,
E-7/378„Axera Colony Bhopal -16
Telephone No. 0755 - 2461271
w.e.f. 02.02.2011
Eye Care
02.Ajwani Eye Hospital
115, Berasia Road Sindhi Colony, Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755 - 2745700
w.e.f. 08.11.2011
Eye Care
DIAGNOSTIC CENTRES ON CGHS PANEL AS ON 31.03.2013
NON NABL
S.No.Name of the Diagnostic CentresSpecialities empanelled for
01.Venus Scan and Research Centre Pvt. Limited
E-6, Shankar Nagar Near 6 No. Stop,
Bhopal - 16 Tel. No. 0755- 4046300
w.e.f. 02.05.2011
M.R.I.
02.Manoria Heart Care Centre
Chuna Matti, A-1/40, Bhopal
Tel. No. 0755 - 4240999
w.e.f. 08.11.2011
Cardiology diagnostic
Services i.e. ECHO,ECG,TMT
Diagnostic Angiography, Holter,
Carotid, Peripherals, Renal
Doppler, and Color Dop- ler

NEW EMPANELLED HSOPITALS EMPANELLED FOR ALL AVAILABLE FACILITIES
APPLIED FOR NABH
S.No.Name of the HospitalSpecialities
empanelled for
01.Noble Multispecialty Hospital
Plot No. 269/1, Opp: Misrod Police Station Misrod
Bhopal - 462026
Telephone No. 0753 - 406000/4203000
General Purpose
02.Hajela Hospital
Geetanjali Complex, Kotra Sultananbad, Bhopal
Telephone No. 0755 - 2773392
General Purpose
NEW EMPANELLED EYE CENTRES
S.No.Name of the HospitalSpecialities
empanelled for
01.Sewa Sadan Eye Hospital (Trust)
Behind Civil Hospital, Sant Hridayaram Nagar, Bhopal
Phone No. 0755 - 2641156
Eye Care
(Dr. A.C. Morey)
Additional Director
CGHS Bhopal
Source:http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File626.pdf
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No induction of Ex-servicemen in the Central Armed Forces (CAPF) at present

No induction of Ex-servicemen in the Central Armed Forces (CAPF) at present
There is no proposal to introduce lateral induction of Ex-servicemen in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) at present.- Govt reply in Lok Sabha

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2839
ANSWERED ON   27.08.2013

INDUCTION OF EX SERVICEMEN

2839 . Shri SATPAL MAHARAJ
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has any proposal to introduce lateral induction of Ex-servicemen in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF); and
(b) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N.SINGH)

(a) & (b): No Madam. There is no proposal to introduce lateral induction of Ex-servicemen in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) at present.

Source: www.loksabha.nic.in
[http://164.100.47.132/LssNew/psearch/QResult15.aspx?qref=144020]
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Use of Official Language Hindi: Official Language Rules 1976, Rule 4

Use of Official Language Hindi: Official Language Rules 1976, Rule 4
Use of Official Language Hindi: Official Language Rules 1976, Rule 4- Communications between Central Government Offices communications - Lok Sabha Q&A


MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 2895
ANSWERED ON   27.08.2013

USE OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE HINDI

2895 . Capt.(Retd.) JAINARAYAN PRASAD NISHAD
Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government Undertakings and Banks are violating the Official Language Act by using only English language in their correspondence;

(b) if so, the details thereof and the action taken against such Undertakings and Banks; and

(c) the measures taken by the Government in this regard including issuing of instructions to such Undertakings and Banks to issue correspondence in Hindi language?

ANSWER


MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS (SHRI R.P.N.SINGH)

(a) & (b): The arrangement of correspondence in Government Undertakings and Banks is expected to be made according to the Official Languages Act 1963 and Rule 4(annexure) of Official Language Rules 1976 framed under the act.

(c): It is the responsibility of Administrative Head of every Central Government Office/PSU/Bank to ensure implementation of the Official Language Act and Official Language Rules. However, whenever any violation of Official Language Rules comes to the notice of Department of Official Language, action is taken for corrective measures.

Annexure

Official Language Rules 1976, Rule 4- Communications between Central Government Offices communications.


(a) Between one Ministry or Department of the Central Government and another may be in Hindi or in English ;

(b) Between one Ministry or Department of the Central Government and attached or subordinate offices situated in Region "A", shall be in Hindi and in such proportion as the Central Government may, having regard to the number of persons having a working knowledge of Hindi in such offices, the facilities for sending communications in Hindi and matters incidental thereto, determine from time to time;

(c) Between Central Government offices situated in Region "A", other than those specified in clause (a) or clause (b), shall be in Hindi;

(d) Between Central Government offices situated in Region "A" and offices in Region "B" or Region "C" may be in Hindi or in English:
Provided that these communications shall be in Hindi in such proportion as the Central Government may, having regard to the number of persons having working knowledge of Hindi in such offices, the facilities for sending communications in Hindi and matters incidental thereto, determine from time to time:

(e) Between Central Government offices situated in Region "B" or Region "C" may be in Hindi or English ;

Provided that these communications shall be in Hindi in such proportion as the Central Government may, having regard to the number of persons having working knowledge of Hindi in such offices, the facilities for sending communications in Hindi and matters incidental thereto, determine from time to time ;

Provided that a translation of such communication in the other language shall:-

(i) Where that communication is addressed to an office in Region "A" or Region "B", be provided, if necessary, at the receiving end ;

(ii) where the communication is addressed to an office in Region "C", be provided alongwith such communication ;

Provided further that no such translation in the other language shall be required to be provided if the communication is addressed to a notified office.

Source: www.loksabha.nic.in
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JWM: Stepping up of pay to the direct recruit JWMs at par with junior

JWM: Stepping up of pay to the direct recruit JWMs at par with junior

FAX/SPEED POST

Circular

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-A, S. K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA-700 001

No. Pay/Tech-I/01(6th CPC)/2013/Cir-18
Date: 24/06/2013
To
All Group Controllers

Subject: Stepping up of pay to the direct recruit JWMs at par with junior

References have been received by this office regarding stepping up of pay to the directly recruited JWMs through UPSC at par with those JWMs who had been placed at the same grade by virtue of merger of posts of AF and JWM as per 6th CPC, in the light of DOPT OM No. 200020/4/2010-Estt.(D) dtd 13.9.2012.
In this connection, it may be stated that ibid DOPT order has defined only the seniority position of Govt. servants as on 29-08-2008 in respect of holder of post having higher pay scale or post which constituted promotion post for the posts in the feeder grade vis-a-vis to those holding post having lower pay scale or posts in feeder grade but placed w.e.f 1.1.2006 to the higher post due to merger of posts. The clarification thus effectively defines placement of Govt. servant who got the benefit of merger below the Govt. servants who were already holder of the higher post prior to the date of implementation of 6th CPC i.e, 29.8.2008. However, such seniority to the holder of the post does not entitle them any stepping up of pay benefit as pay of the juniors hove been fixed based on the pay they already earned by virtue of their service.

Attention is also invited in this regard to clause 2(e) of GOI decision no.23 under FR 22 where it has been clearly stated that “where a person promoted from lower to a higher post, his pay is fixed with reference to the pay drawn by him in the lower post under FR-22 1(a)(i) and he is likely to get more pay than a direct appointee whose pay is fixed under different set of rules. In such cases, the senior direct recruit cannot claim pay parity with the junior promoted from a lower post to higher post as seniority alone is not a sole criteria for allowing stepping up”.

Keeping in view of the above, it is felt not to extend stepping up benefit in such type of cases.
Br. AOs under your control may please be intimated accordingly.

C of A (Fys) has been consulted.
sd/-
Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys)
Source : www.pcafys.nic.in
[http://pcafys.nic.in/files/Steeping%20Up%20of%20Pay.pdf]
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Central Government Women Employees has 6 Months maternity leave for must: House panel

Central Government Women Employees has 6 Months maternity leave for  must: House panel

There are no uniform rules for female employees in government departments and organizations and they are treated by varying yardsticks when it comes to essential benefits like maternity and child care leave (CCL).
Dismayed after finding that maternity leave can vary from 90 to 135 days, a parliamentary panel has suggested that all government departments and organizations should ensure 180 days of leave for their women employees.

The panel found many organizations grant 90, 85 or 135 days of maternity leave. It has said child care leave (CCL) of 730 days must be granted with pay to women employees across the board in government.
The committee was also distressed by the low presence of women employees in government organizations. “It is disheartening to observe that it is significantly low…10.04% as per the 2012 census of central government employees,” the panel said. The representation is particularly poor in semi-urban and rural areas.
The standing committee on law, personnel and public grievances on the ‘status of women in government employment and in public sector undertakings’ was unhappy that while a majority of the organizations do grant CCL, but they do so without pay.

For example, Mahanandi Coalfields Ltd gives CCL to female employees working as executives but not for non-executive category. In Cochin Shipyard Ltd, CCL is not granted since there is no specific direction from the department of public enterprises.

The policy has been discontinued in Mormugao Port Trust even though CCL benefits have been extended to all civilian female industrial employees in government since September, 2008. But many women employees hesitate to avail the leave, if granted without pay.

Introduction of “flexible timings” for female employees, especially young mothers, so that organizations can retain talent has been mooted by the committee headed by Congress MP Shantaram Naik as the panel found household responsibilities as a major reason for attrition among women employees.

The government has been asked to explore the policy on “staggered working hours” or “work at home” for female employees. The panel was informed that the recommendation of Sixth Pay Commission regarding staggered working hours was not accepted by the government.

Single women should be given postings closest to their hometown or places of their choice, the panel said. “It should be mandatorily ensured,” it said, adding that this “pertinent factor” should be kept in mind during allocation of postings by department heads.

The provision for giving same station posting to couples may be given statutory backing, the panel recommended as it found the instruction is not always adhered to.

Women employees who travel beyond office hours should be provided with security and proper transport by the employer in order to ensure their safety, the committee said.

The panel also noted that action taken on complaints of sexual harassment at workplace is “not satisfactory”. It felt merely transferring a delinquent employee to a different branch or station is inadequate and strict disciplinary action is needed. “The punishment has to be deterrent for prospective offenders,” the panel said.

Source: TOI
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Central Government to hike DA by 10%; benefit 80 lakh employees and pensioners

Central Government to hike DA by 10%; benefit 80 lakh employees and pensioners


Ahead of festival season, Central Government will this month announce a hike in dearness allowance to 90 percent from existing 80 percent, benefiting about 50 lakh central employees and 30 lakh pensioners.
According to official source, dearness allowance hike will be 10 percent and would be effective from July 1, this year.

The sources further said the exact amount of dearness allowance, as a proportion of basic pay, works out to over 90 percent after factoring in the revised all India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for June.

According to revised data released on August 30, retail inflation for factory workers for June stood at 11.63 percent, higher than provisional estimate of 11.06 percent for the month released on July 31.

Sources said that since the revised estimate for the month of June is available, the Finance Ministry would soon prepare a proposal for the purpose for seeking Union Cabinet nod.

They further said the proposal will be moved this month.

There would be a double digit hike in DA after about three years. It was last in September, 2010, that the government had announced a hike of 10 percent to be given with effect from July 1, 2010.

DA was hiked to 80 percent from 72 percent in April, 2013, effective from January 1, this year.

As per the practice, the government uses CPI-IW data for past 12 month or a year to arrive at a number for the purpose of any DA hike. Thus, the retail inflation for industrial workers between July, 2012 to June 2013 will be used to take a final decision.

PTI via Central Government Employees News
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Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019   ...

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