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Wednesday, 31 December 2014

PREPARE FOR INDEFINITE POSTAL STRIKE FROM 2015 MAY 6TH. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS DO NOT WANT SEPEREATE GDS COMMITTEE

PREPARE FOR INDEFINITE POSTAL STRIKE FROM 2015 MAY 6TH. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS DO NOT WANT SEPEREATE GDS COMMITTEE

SEPERATE COMMITTEE (WHETHER JUDICIAL OR BUREAUCRATIC)  IS A WASTE AND FARCE.
  • 2.76 lakhsGDS do not want a separate GDS Committee.
  • 2.76 lakhs GDS want inclusion of GDS in the 7th CPC.
  • NFPE & AIPEU-GDS(NFPE) demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
  • FNPO & NUGDS demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
  • Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
  • JCM National Council (staff side) organisations including Railway & Defense Federations demanding inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
BUT RECOGNISED GDS UNION OF SHRI.MAHADEVAIAH IS DEMANDING SEPARTE COMMITTEE FOR GDS
  • Hon’ble Supreme Court stated that GDS are Civil Servants and they are Central Govt. Employees.
  • Justice Singhal, Chairman 4th PC stated GDS are Civil Servants and they are Central Govt. Employees.
  •  Justice Charanjit Jalwar stated that GDS are Civil Servants and they are Central Govt. Employees.
  • Talwar Committee recommended to the Govt. that GDS should be included in Pay Commission and no separate committee should be appointed in future.
  • Govt. appointed 7th Pay Commission for Central Govt. Employees.
  • NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) says GDS are part of Central Govt. Employees and they should be included in 7th CPC itself.
  • Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers says that GDS are part of Central Govt. Employees and they should be incuded in 7th CPC itself.
  • JCM National Council (staff side) orgisastions including Railway & Defence Federations says GDS are part of Central Govt. Employees and they should be included in 7th CPC itself.
  • BUT RECOGNISED GDS UNION OF SHRI. MAHADEVAIAH ACCEPTED THE GOVT. STAND THAT GDS ARE NOT PART OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES AND HENCE HE IS DEMANDING SEPERATE COMMITTEE FOR GDS.  HE DON’T WANT GDS TO BE INCLUDED IN 7TH CPC.  HIS MAIN DEMAND IN THE CHARTER OF DEMANDS IS SEPERATE COMMITTEE FOR GDS .
  • NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) declared joint indefinite strike under the banner of JCA from 2015 May 6th for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
  • FNPO & NUGDS also declared joint indefinite strike under the banner of JCA from 2015 May 6th for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC.
&     Confederation, Railways & Defence Federations organised joint National Convention of entire JCM staff side orgnisations and decided to organise massive Parliament March in April 2015 to declare indefinite strike of entire Central Govt. Employees.  Inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC is included in the charter of demands as number one demand.

RECOGNISED GDS UNION OF SHRI MAHADEVAIAH DON’T WANT JOINT STRIKE OF GDS & REGULAR EMPLOYEES.  HE ALWAYS DECLARES FRAGMENTED STRIKE TO TORPEDO THE UNITY OF GDS AND REGULR EMPLOYEES.  HE IS DESPERATELY TRYING TO RETAIN HIS CONTROL OVER GDS.  HE HAS WRITTEN TO THE GOVT. NOT TO ALLOW NFPE & FNPO TO DISCUSS GDS ISSUES.  GOVT. ALSO WANTS TO DIVIDE GDS AND REGULAR EMPLOYEES SO THAT THEY CAN EASILY DENY THE LEGITIMATE DEMANDS OF THE GDS INCLUDING CIVIL SERVANT STATUS AND ALL BENEFITS OF REGULAR EMPLOYEES.
LET US ORGANISE JOINT INDEFINITE STRIKE OF FIVE LAKHS GDS & REGULAR EMPLOYEES FROM 2015 MAY 6TH UNDER THE BANNER OF POSTAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION (NFPE, FNPO, AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) & NUGDS) DEMANDING INCLUSION OF GDS IN 7TH CPC & GRANT OF ALL BENEFITS OF REGULAR EMPLOYEES TO GDS ALSO.
RECOGNISED GDS UNION OF MAHADEVAIAH IS AGAINST FILING CASE IN SUPREME COURT  for grant of Civil Servant status and all benefits of regular employees to GDS.  NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) has filed a Writ Petition in Supreme Court and after the preliminary hearing Supreme Court transferred the case to Delhi High Court.  The next hearing of the case in Delhi High Court is on 4th February, 2015.

But Shri. Mahadevaiah had filed a case in the Karnataka High Court for his own benefit requesting to grant Foreign Service benefits to him.  (Writ Petition No.24106/2005 (S.CAT).

When he has filed Writ Petition in High Court for his own benefit it is perfectly alright, but when NFPE & AIPEU-GDS (NFPE) filed case in Supreme Court for the benefit of 2.76 lakhs GDS he is ridiculing it and opposing it.

P.PANDURANGA RAO                                                          R.N.PARASHAR
General Secretry.                                                                  Secretary General,
AIPEU-GDS(NFPE)                                                                NFPE.

Source:http://nfpe.blogspot.in/
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Central Government Calendar 2015 for Delhi/New Delhi with list of Closed/Gazetted & Restricted Holidays

Central Government Calendar 2015 for Central Government Office located in Delhi/New Delhi with list of Closed/Gazetted & Restricted Holidays.
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GAZETTED/CLOSED HOLIDAY

GAZETTED/CLOSED HOLIDAY
S.No.HolidayDateDayS.No.HolidayDateDay
1Milad-Un-NabiJan-04Sunday10JanmashtamiSep-05Saturday
2Republic DayJan-26Monday11Id-ul-Zuha(Bakrid)Sep-25Friday
3HoliMar-06Friday12Mahatma Gandhi’s BirthdayOct-02Friday
4Ram NavamiMar-28Saturday13DussehraOct-22Thursday
5Mahavir JayantiApr-02Thursday14MuharramOct-24Saturday
6Good FridayApr-03Friday15Diwali (Deepavali)Nov-11Wednesday
7Buddha PurnimaMay-04Monday16Guru Nanak’s BirthdayNov-25Wednesday
8Id-ul-FitrJul-18Saturday*Milad-Un-NabiDec-24Thursday
9Independence dayAug-15Saturday17Christmas DayDec-25Friday
*Milad-Un-Nabi or Id-E-Milad (Birthday of Prophet Mohammad) falls twice in the year 2015
RESTRICTED HOLIDAY

RESTRICTED HOLIDAY
S.NoHolidayDateDayS.NoHolidayDateDay
1New Year’s DayJan-01Thursday17Rath YatraJul-18Saturday
2Makar SankrantiJan-14Wednesday18Parsi New Year’s day/ NaurozAug-18Tuesday
3PongalJan-15Thursday19OnamAug-28Friday
4Basant Panchami /Sri PanchamiJan-24Saturday20Raksha BandhanAug-29Saturday
5Guru Ravidas’s BirthdayFeb-03Tuesday21Vinayaka Chaturthi/ Ganesh ChaturthiSep-17Thursday
6Swami Dayananda Saraswati JayantiFeb-14Saturday22Dussehra (Maha Saptami) (Additional)Oct-20Tuesday
7Maha ShivratriFeb-17Tuesday23Dussehra (Maha Ashtami) (Additional)Oct-21Wednesday
8Shivaji JayantiFeb-19Thursday24Dussehra (Maha Navmi)Oct-22Thursday
9Holika DahanMar-05Thursday25Maharishi Valmiki’s BirthdayOct-27Tuesday
10Chaitra Sukladi/Gudi Padava/ Ugadi/ Cheti ChandMar-21Saturday26Karaka Chaturthi (Karva Chouth)Oct-30Friday
11Easter SundayApr-05Sunday27Deepavali (South India)/Naraka ChaturdasiNov-10Tuesday
12Vaisakhi/Vishu/MasadiApr-14Tuesday28Govardhan PujaNov-12Thursday
13Vaisakhadi(Bengal)/ Bahag Bihu (Assam)Apr-15Wednesday29Bhai DujNov-13Friday
14Hazarat Al’s BirthdayMay-03Sunday30Pratihar Sashthi/Surya Sashthi (Chhat Puja)Nov-17Tuesday
15Guru Rabindranath’s birthdayMay-09Saturday31Guru Teg Bahadur’s Martyrdom DayNov-24Tuesday
16Jamat-ul-VidaJul-17Friday32Christmas EveDec-24Thursday
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Central Government Calendar 2015
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National Convention of the National Council to be held on 11 december 2014

National Convention of the National Council (JCM Staff Side) to be held on 11.12.2014.

Shiva Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@ gmail .com
Ref. No.NC-JCM/2014/SC
Dated: October 25, 2014
All Constituent Organisations,
National Council(JCM)
Dear Comrades,

Sub: Holding of National Convention of the National Council (JCM)(Staff Side)

As you are aware, the Staff Side, JCM National Council had, as desired by the 7th CPC, submitted a separate memorandum on Interim Relief and Merger of DA, copy of which had also been sent to the Finance Ministry. During the Informal Discussions the Staff Side had with the Pay Commission, they had assured us to take up the issue with the Government seeking amendment to the Terms of Reference to enable them to act upon our memorandum.

We have received reply from the Finance Ministry, which is indicative of a refusal of both the demands. The NDA Government has adopted the same plea made by the UPA II Government to reject our demands. The 7th CPC have so far not communicated to us, the decision they have taken on our memorandum.
From the steps so far taken by the BJP Government, it is unambiguous that they would be pursuing the neo-liberal economic policies with much more intensity than even the UPA Government. Having got a clear majority in the Parliament, they would be able to push through necessary legislations to pursue reforms. The outsourcing of Railway functions, privatization of Defence manufacturing Units, increased FDI inflow in various core sectors of economy, dismantling of the administrative price mechanism, de-nationalization efforts in the Banking, Insurance and Coal Sectors and above all the adherence to New Contributory Pension Scheme are some of the bold anti worker steps taken by the new Government.

The matter of fact approach and urgency which was visible in the initial days of the 7th CPC appears to have vanished. It is a matter of pride for all of us that we could submit our final memorandum on common issues to the Commission within the stipulated time frame. We are also happy to note that almost all service organizations of Central Government employees have endorsed our formulations on the wage structure and other service benefits. It is also a fact that all these organizations have submitted their memoranda on department-specific issues before 31st July, 2014. Despite having received such large number of memoranda, the 7thCPC has so far not commenced taking oral evidence giving an indubitable impression that the Commission might not be able to submit its report within the stipulated time of 18 months.

All these issues came up for the consideration of the members of the Staff side when they met a few days back. The unanimous opinion was to pursue the issues through organizational methods. Accordingly, it was decided to hold a National Convention, eliciting the participation of the representatives of all Service organizations participating in the JCM to discuss the emerging situation and decide upon future course of action. Incidentally, we must mention that the JCM conceived as a negotiating forum has been made ineffective by the Government over the years by not convening its meetings periodically.

The National Convention will be held at MPCU Shah Auditorium, Sree Gurjarathi Samaj, Raj Niwas Road, Civil Lines(Opposite Civil Lines Metro Station), Delhi, on 11th December, 2014. The Convention will commence at 12 Noon and will be concluded by 4.00 PM. 740 delegates will participate in the convention, of which 370 shall be Railwaymen(AIRF and NFIR), 150 will be Defence Civilian employees (AIDEF and INDWF) and the rest 220 will be represented by other Central Government employees (Confederation of Central Government employees and workers). The participating organizations will issue separate circular letter indicating the number of delegates of each Branch/Unit, Divisions/Zones, Circles/States, and affiliates may deploy to the Convention.

The Staff side will meet again to finalize the draft declaration to be placed before the Convention for discussion and adoption. The date and venue of the meeting will be intimated in due course.

With greetings,
Comradely yours,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
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Expected DA from Jan 2015 – AICPIN for the month of September 2014

Expected DA from Jan 2015 – AICPIN for the month of September 2014
No.5/1/2014- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004:
Dated the 31st October, 2014
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – September, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for September, 2014 remained stationary at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On 1-month percentage change, it remained stalic between August, 2014 and September, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.42 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The largest downward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (-) 1.04 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Fish Fresh, Poultry (Chicken), Chitlies Green, Ginger, Onion, Tomato, Brinal, French Beans, Lady’s Finger, Apple, Sugar, Medicine (Allopathie), Petrol, etc. are responsible for the decrease in index.

However, this decrease was restricted to sore extent by Rice, Wheat Atta, Arhar Dal, Potato, Cauliflower, Tea (Readymade), Snack Saltish, Bidi, Cigarette, Electricity Charges, Cinema Charges, Toilet Soap, Tailoring charges. etc.. putting upward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 6.30 per cent tbr September, 2014 as compared to 6.75 per cent for the previous month and 10.70 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 6.46 per cent against 7.63 per cent of the previous month and 13.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Goa reported a decrease of 10 points followed by Nagpur (5 points). Among others, 4 points fall was observed in 6 centres, 3 points in 4 centres, 2 points in 9 centres and 1 point in 19 centres. On the contrary, Tripura recorded the maximum increase of 6 points followed by Lucknow & Jalpaiguri (4 points each) and Rourkela & Rangapara-Tezpur (3 points each). Among others, 2 points rise was registered in 8 centres and 1 point in 12 centres. Rest of the 13 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 37 centres are above and other 41 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW fut the month of October, 2014 will be released on Friday, 28 November. 2014.
The sanie will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in
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(S.S.NEGI)
Director
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Tuesday, 30 December 2014

CSSS: Constitution of a Committee for Cadre Restructuring of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service

Constitution of a Committee for Cadre Restructuring of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS)
No. 15/1/2014-CSJI(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel &Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110 003.
Dated the 29th December 2014
ORDER

Subject:- Constitution of a Committee for Cadre Restructuring of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS).

A Committee for the cadre restructuring of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service with the following composition and terms of reference is constituted:

Composition: -

(i) Establishment Officer 85 Special Secretary, Chairman Department of Personnel& Training

(ii) Joint Secretary (CS), Department of Personnel & Member Training

(iii) Joint Secretary (Pers.), Department of Expenditure : Member

(iv) Director (CS-II) , Department of Personnel & Training Member Secretary
 

Terms of Reference:-

(i) To review the structure of CSSS cadre so as to harmonise the functional requirements with the career expectations of its members.

(ii) To assess the magnitude of stagnation in various grades of CSSS and suggest remedial measures – both short term and long term – to reduce promotional blocks and at the same time prevent gaps from building up.

(iii) To suggest measures to enhance the effectiveness of service and capacity building of its members.

(iv) To take into view the suggestions of the stakeholders, viz. participating Ministries, Associations and members of the service for cadre review.

(v) To review the entitlement of stenographic assistance to various category of officers of Government of India.

(vi) To examine any issue as referred to it by the cadre controlling authority of CSSS.

Read more-http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/cadrereviewcommittee.pdf
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GRANT OF SPECIAL ALLOWANCE RS.1000 TO STAFF OF CASH AND PAY DEPARTMENT

Grant of Special Allowance  Rs.1000 to staff of Cash and Pay Department

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No. 144/2014.
No. E(P&A)I-2011/SP-1/AC-1
New Delhi, dated 16.12.2014.
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub: Grant of Special Allowance @ Rs.1000/-p.m. to staff of Cash & Pay Department (Senior Cashier/Head Shroff) on their posting as Accounts Stock Verifiers in GP Rs. 4200/- on passing Appendix IV -A (IREM) Examination.

Attention is invited to Railway Board’s letter No. 2000/AC-II/20/23 (Vole) dated 16.09.2009 vide which surplus staff of Cash and Pay department working in GP Rs. 2400/- and upto Rs. 4200/v i.e. Jr. Cashiers/ Sr. Shroffs (PB-1 Rs. 5200-20200/GP Rs. 2400/-) and Sr.Cashiers/ Hd. Shroffs (PB-2 Rs. 9300-34800/ GP Rs. 4200/-) were allowed to be considered for the post of Account Stock Verifiers subject to Non-availability of Account Assistants and Jr. Account Assistants.

2. One of the Zonal railways has made a reference for extending the benefit of Special Allowance @ Rs.1000/-p.m. to Accounts Stock Verifiers, coming from Cash & Pay Department (Senior Cashier/Head Shroff) on the same analogy as has been allowed to Accounts Assistants after their becoming Accounts Stock Verifiers. The matter has been examined and it has now been decided to extend the benefit of Special Allowance @ Rs. 1000/-p.m. to those Accounts Stock Verifiers (PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 with GP 4200/-), who are coming from the category of Senior Cashiers/ Head Shroffs (PB-2 Rs.9300-34800 with GP 4200/-) of Cash & Pay Department on passing Appendix IV -A (IREM) Examination.

3. This Special Allowance will not be counted for fixation of pay on promotion as this allowance is for arduous job of Stock Verification.

4. This Special Allowance will also not be counted for DA, HRA and other Pensionary purposes.
5. These orders will be effective from the date of issue of this Order.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

7. Kindly acknowledge receipt.

(K. Shankar)
Director Estt. (P&A),
Railway Board
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Transfer Guidelines for LDC posted in Regional Offices

Transfer Guidelines for LDC posted in Regional Offices

Transfer Guidelines for Lower Divisional Clerks posted in Regional Offices under the administrative control of Directorate of Estates.

Directorate of Estates issued orders to frame transfer guidelines for LDCs from one regional office to another regional office. Directorate of Estates under the Ministry of Urban Development has eight regional offices located in different places all over in Inida. The eight regional offices are Kolkata, Shimla, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Ghazidabad, Mumbai, Nagpur and Chennai.

Normally LDCs are not transferred from one to another office, however requests from LDCs for transfer on different gournds. So far there is no guidelines in the regard. The matter has been considered by the Ministry and decided to frame transfer guidelines for LDCs as under…

Directorate of Estates Transfer Orders Dec 2014
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Subramanian Swamy raises one-rank one-pension issue with Manohar Parrikar

Subramanian Swamy raises one-rank one-pension issue with Manohar Parrikar

NEW DELHI: Seeking justice for ex-servicemen, BJP leader Subramanian Swamy today met Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and raised the issue of one-rank one-pension.

He reminded Parrikar that the implementation of same-rank same-pension scheme was BJP’s 2014 election promise made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the campaigning at Bhiwani.

In his speech at Bhiwani, Modi had stated that if BJP came to power after the Lok Sabha elections, the BJP government would do justice to the ex-servicemen of the armed forces on the same rank-same pension issue.

One-rank, one-pension means soldiers of the same rank and the same length of service get the same pension, irrespective of their retirement date. For an example, a sepoy who retired in 1995 would get the same amount of pension as the one who retired in 1996.

According to Swamy, Parrikar told him that he is seized of the matter and is closely studying the issue with a view to finding a solution to the satisfaction of ex-servicemen.

The Defence Minister assured Swamy that an announcement on the issue of one-rank one-pension is expected to be made by the time of the Budget presentation in February next year.

The decision to implement the scheme was first announced by former Finance Minister P Chidambaram in the UPA government’s interim Budget in February this year. Chidambaram had allocated Rs 500 crore for it.
The NDA government had allocated Rs 1000 crore for the scheme in its July Budget this year.

Besides one-rank one-pension scheme, Swamy also brought to Parrikar’s notice some strategic issues regarding China’s defence capacity.

Source: The Economic Times
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Monday, 29 December 2014

Display of TTE/Conductor name and mobile numbers in the Trains

Display of TTE/Conductor name and mobile numbers in the Trains

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2014/TG-V/4/04
New Delhi, dated 17.12.2014
Chief Commercial Managers,
All Zonal Railways.
(COMMERCIAL CIRCULAR NO. 53 OF 2014)

Sub: Announcement regarding mobile number of TTE/Conductor in the trains.

Recently during the course of annual review meeting held with Central Vigilance Commission, it was inter-aha suggested that the name and mobile number of TTES/Conductors should be displayed on every compartment of the trains so that public can contact them in case of any need.

2. In this connection, attention is drawn to instructions issued vide this office letter no. 2012/TG-I/20/Pt. 1 dated 13:08.2012 (CC 110. 48 of 2012) wherein Zonal Railways were advised to print the name of the TTEs/Conductors manning the coaches on end-to-end basis on the reservation chart through the PRS. It was also informed that for all other trains, the names of the ticket checking staff deployed on the 1st leg should be printed on the chart at the train originating station. Compliance of these instructions may be ensured.

3. The suggestion of CVC as mentioned above was examined keeping in view the ground realities and it was not found practically feasible to implement the same. It is however, desired that in trains like Rajdhani, Shatabdi & Duronto Express trains where the provision of announcement is there, the name of the Conductor/TIES manning the coaches earmarked to them and the coach in. which they are available should be announced during the run of the trains after every Commercial halt so that the passengers in need can contact them for assistance.

Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned.

sd/-
(Vikram Singh)
Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in
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Bank Unions wage increase demand irrational: IBA

Bank Unions wage increase demand irrational: IBA

Indian Banks’ Association said it is the only representative body of banks which acts on the mandate given by the banks for wage settlement, a statement issued here said.

It said IBA’s Negotiating Committee comprise of CMDs of Public Sector Banks as well as Private Sector Banks which are parties to the Bipartite a settlements has started the wage negotiation in justify earnest since October 2012.

It said 14 rounds of discussion have been held and two major issues, i.e., effective date of implementation and merger of DA have been clinched.

“In the past 7th and 8th Bipartite Settlements, the wage increase was between 10 percent and 13 percent. The 9th Bipartite Settlement was an exception as compared to earlier settlements and cannot be quoted as precedent.”

In the current wage settlement, a hike of 11 percent on salary and allowances has been offered based on the paying capacity of all the banks, lower profitability, higher requirements for provisions and further capital requirement under Basel-III, which translates into 12.5 percent on the balance sheet cost that too is unaffordable to some of the banks.

“The issues regarding wage negotiation deliberated in Negotiating Committee of IBA are further discussed in a larger forum, i.e., Managing Committee of IBA and the Chairmen of all the banks were unequivocal in saying that the demand of 23% increase of Unions/Associations is unaffordable, illogical, exorbitant and irrational.”

IBA appealed Unions/Associations to give up the agitational path and return with pragmatic approach to the negotiation table and to resolve the issue through bipartism.

“Despite the appeal made by IBA as well as Chief Labour Commissioner (Central) at the conciliation meetings not to resort to strike and resolve the issue through bipartism, the Unions/Associations went on one day strike on November 12, 14 followed by Zonal relay strikes from December 2 to December 5, 2014.

In the meantime, IBA has requested to all member banks to assess their paying capacity and advise IBA accordingly.

“It is, therefore, apparent that IBA is serious to settle the issue at the earliest and not adopting delayed tactics as alleged by the Unions/Association.”

Source : Rising Kashmir
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Fixation of pay on appointment from one ex-cadre post to another ex-cadre post.

Fixation of pay on appointment from one ex-cadre post to another ex-cadre post.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(P & A)-II/2004/PP-9
New Delhi, dated /11/2014.
The General Manager,
All Indian Railways/Production Units.

Sub.: Fixation of pay on appointment from one ex-cadre post to another ex-cadre post.

Ref.: PNM AIRF Item No. 8/2008.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen have raised the issue regarding fixation of pay on appointment from one ex-cadre post to another ex-cadre post. The issue was discussed in the PNM Meeting and it has been decided to re-iterate the provisions of para 4 of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)II-85/PP-24 dated 31-12-1985 in this respect. Para 4 of Board’s letter No. E(P&A)-II-85/PP-24 dated 31/12/1985 states as follows:

“The matter has been carefully considered and the President is pleased to decide that on appointment to a second or subsequent ex-cadre post in a higher pay scale than that of the previous ex-cadre post, the pay may be fixed with reference to the pay drawn in the cadre post and if the pay so fixed happens to be less than the pay drawn in the previous ex-cadre post, the difference may be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay. This is subject to the condition that on both the occasions the employee should have opted to draw pay in the scales of pay attached to the ex-cadre posts”.

Therefore, it is re-iterated that instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 31/12/1985 and as further clarified from one ex-cadre post to another ex-cadre post.

The above has consent of Finance Dte. of Railway Board.
(K. Shankar)
Director, E(P&A),
Railway Board
Source: AIRF
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ASSETS AND LIABILITIES UNDER LOKPAL – REVISED FORMAT NOTIFIED

ASSETS AND LIABILITIES UNDER LOKPAL – REVISED FORMAT NOTIFIED
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 26th December, 2014.
G.S.R. 918(E).-In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (1) of sub-section (2) of section 59, section 44 and section 45 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Return) Rules, 2014, namely:-
1. (1) These rules may be called Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Second Amendment Rules, 2014.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in of the Official Gazette.

2. In the Public Servants (Furnishing of information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filing Returns) Rules, 2014 (hereinafter referred to as the principal rules), in rule 3, in the proviso to sub-rule (2), for the words “on or before the 31st day of December, 2014”,the words “on or before the 30th day of April, 2015” shall be substituted.
3. In the principal rules, in Appendix II, –

(a) for Form No. II, the following Form shall be substituted, namely:–

“FORM No. II
Statement of movable property on first appointment or as on the 31st March, 20…

(Use separate sheets for self, spouse and each dependent child.)
Name of public servant/spouse/dependent child:_________________________________

S. No. Description Remarks, if any
(i)* Cash and bank balance:
(ii)** Insurance (premia paid):

Fixed/Recurring Deposit(s):

Shares/Bonds :

Mutual Funds(s):

Pension Scheme/Provident Fund

Other investments, if any :
(iii) Personal loans/advance givenTo any person or entityIncluding firm, company, trust,etc. and other receivables from debtors and the amount
(exceeding two months basic
Pay or Rupees one lakh,
As the case may be):

(iv) Motor Vehicles(Details of Make, registrationNumber, year of purchaseAnd amount paid):
(v) Jewellery[Give details of approximate weight(plus or minus 10 gms. In respect ofGold and precious stones; plus or minus 100 gms. In respect of silver).]

Gold:
Silver:

Precious metals and precious stones:

Composite items:(indicate approximate value)***
(vi) Any other assets [Give details of movable assets not covered in (i) to (v) above](a)    Furniture(b)   Fixtures(c)    Antiques (d)   Paintings
(e)   Electronic equipments
(f)     Others
[Indicate the details of an asset, only if the total current value of any particular asset in any particular category (e.g. furniture, fixtures, electronic equipments, etc.) exceeds two months’ basic pay or Rs. 1.00 lakh, as the case may be.]

Date ……………….
Signature …………………………………….
*Details of deposits in the foreign Bank(s) to be given separately.
**Investments above Rs. Rs. 2 lakhs  to be reported individually. Investments below Rs. 2 lakhs may be reported together.
***Value indicated in the first return need not be revised in subsequent returns as long as no new composite item had been acquired or no existing items had been disposed of, during the relevant year.”;
(a) for Form No. IV, the following Form shall be substituted, namely:-
  • for Form No. IV, the following Form shall be substituted, namely:-
“FORM No. IV
Statement of Debts and Other Liabilities on first appointment or as on 31st March, 20….
Sl. No Debtor (Self/Spouse orDependent children) Name and address of Creditor Nature of debt/liability and amount Remarks
1 2 3 4 5













































Date ……………………
Signature ……………………………….
Note 1: Individual items of loans not exceeding two months basic pay (where applicable) and Rs. 1.00 lakh in other cases need not be included.

Note 2: The statement should include various loans and advances (exceeding the value Note 1) taken from banks, companies, financial institutions, Central/State Government and from individuals.”.
[F. No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B)]

JISHNU BARUA, Jt. Secy.

Note.—The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number G.S.R. 501(E), dated the 14th July, 2014 and amended vide notification No. G.S.R. 638(E) published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, dated 8th September, 2014.
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Amendment order to the Lokpal Removal of Difficulties Order, 2014

Amendment order to the Lokpal Removal of Difficulties Order, 2014

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)

ORDER
New Delhi, the 26th December, 2014

S.O. 3272(E).- Whereas the Central Government, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 62 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 (1 of 2014) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), made the Lokpal and Lokayaktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 (hereinafter referred to as the said Order) with effect from the 15th February, 2014 for the purpose of carrying out modifications and amendments in all existing rules regulating the filing of property returns and making of declaration of assets by public servants so as to bring them in conformity with the provisions of the said Act, within a period not exceeding one hundred and eighty days from the date on which the provisions of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 came into force, i.e., the 16th January, 2014;

And whereas, the Central Government initiated the process of modifications and amendments of all existing rules dealing with the subject matter of filing of returns and making of declaration of assets by public servants in consultation with various authorities, such as, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the Election Commission, the Lok Sabha Secretariat, the Rajya Sabha Secretariat, the Ministry of Law and Justice (Department of Legal Affairs and Legislative Department), the Department of Financial Services, the Department of Public Enterprises and the State Governments;

And whereas, the comments and suggestions received from above said authorities had been under consideration of the Central Government and the completion of the procedure of finalising the rules under the said Act was likely to take some more time and the process of harmonisation of the existing rules with the provisions of the said Act and the rules made thereunder was taking time beyond the period notified under the said Order, and, therefore, the Central Government amended the said Order on 14th July 2014, extending the said period of one hundred and eighty days to a period of two hundred and seventy days;
And whereas, the Central Government, after consulting the Ministries/Departments, including the Department of Financial Services, the Department of Public Enterprises, the Ministry of Law and Justice and the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, made the Public Servants (Furnishing of Information and Annual Return of Assets and Liabilities and the Limits for Exemption of Assets in Filling Returns) Rules, 2014 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules), in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with clause (k) and clause (l) of sub-section (2) of section 59 read with section 44 and section 45 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, and notified the said rules on 14th July, 2014, prescribing therein the forms in which information and annual returns are to be filed by every public servant;

And whereas, the Central Government forwarded the copies of the notification containing the said rules to all Ministries and Departments of the Central Government requesting them to take the follow-up action in terms of the said rules, and for ensuring compliance with the said rules by all officers and staff in the respective Ministries, Departments and organisations and public sector undertakings under their control;

And whereas, the Central Government also forwarded the copies of the notification containing the said rules to the Chief Secretaries of all State Governments and Union territories, requesting them to take the follow-up action in terms of the said rules requiring all officers of the All India Services working in connection with the affairs of the State Governments and the officers and staff working in various organisations and public sector undertakings under their control so as to ensure due compliance with the said rules by all of them;

And whereas, concerns and apprehensions were raised by some Ministries and Departments, Organisations and individuals about the posting of every information provided by the public servant on public domain and the complexities involved in posting such details, in the prescribed formats and also about exacerbation of vuinerbilities of the public servants after filing such details, specifically of movable property and their publication on the websites of respective Ministries and Departments giving rise to the apprehension of the safety and security of the members particularly children of the public servant;

And Whereas, keeping in view the genuine concerns and apprehensions aforesaid, the Central Government constituted a Committee on 28th August, 2014 to simplify the forms and the process in which public servants shall make declaration of assets and liabilities as required under the said Act and the rules made thereunder and the Committed was required to examine the forms prescribed under the said rules and suggest changes therein as may be considered necessary within a period of forty-five days;

And whereas, the exercise of reviewing the existing rules relating to various services and posts with the provisions of the said Act and the rules made thereunder, the process of completion of follow-up action by various Ministries and Departments of the Central Government and the State Governments and the exercise of simplification of forms and process in which public servants shall make declarations of assets and liabilities, was likely take time beyond the period of two hundred and seventy days as specified in the said Order (as amended by the Order, dated 14th July, 2014), it has become necessary to extend the said period of two hundred and seventy days and, accordingly, the Central Government amended the said Order on 8th September, 2014, extending the said period of two hundred and seventy days to a period of three hundred and sixty days for the purposes of section 44 of the said Act;

And whereas, the Committee constituted by the Central Government on 28th August, 2014 to simplify the forms and the process in which public servants shall make declaration of assets and liabilities as required under the said Act and the rules made thereunder, submitted its first Report to the Government on 1st October, 2014, wherein the Committee suggested simplification of form prescribed for submission of statement regarding movable assets and the form prescribed for submission of statement regarding debts and liabilities by public servants, under the aforesaid rules;

And whereas, the processing of necessary amendments to the aforesaid rules so as to incorporate the revised forms for filing statement regarding movable properties and statement regarding debts and liabilities and the circulation of the revised formats, after their due notification in the Official Gazette, to all Ministries and Departments of the central Government and the Chief Secretaries of all State Governments and Union territory administrations and the further process of follow-up action in terms of the said rules requiring all officers of the All India Services working in connection with the affairs of the State Governments and the Offices and Staff working in various Organisations and Public Sector Undertakings under their control so as to ensure due compliance with the revised rules by all of them, is a time consuming process and as such the said process cannot be completed within the limit of three hundred and sixty days as contemplated in the principal order as amended by the order dated 8th September, 2014;

And whereas, Central Government has decided to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, to address various deficiencies noticed in the said Act and, in that context, a need has also been felt to amend the provisions of section 44 of the said Act so as to harmonise the provisions of the said section with the relevant provisions of the Representation of the People Act, 1951 and rules framed thereunder, the All India Services Act, 1951 and rules framed thereunder, the rules framed by the Central Government in pursuance of article 148 and article 309 of the Constitution and also various statutes setting up autonomous bodies and Public Sector Undertaking and the rules framed thereunder;

And Whereas, the introduction of a Bill to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, and its passing by Parliament and enforcement is also likely to take time; and hence it has become necessary to extend the said period of three hundred and sixty days to a period of eighteen months, and the Central Government has accordingly decided to extend the period to complete this process;

Now, therefore, in exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 62 of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act. 2013 (1 of 2014), the Central Government hereby makes the following amendment further to amend the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014, namely:-

In the said Order, in paragraph 2, in sub-paragraph (1), for the words “within a period not exceeding three hundred and sixty days”, the words “within a period not exceeding eighteen months” shall be substituted.

[F. No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B) 1]

JISHNU BARUA, Jt. Secy.

Note: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 was published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number S.O. 409(E), dated 15th February, 2014 and amended by Order, dated 14th July, 2014 published vide notification number S.O. 1840(E) dated 15th July, 2014; and by Order dated 8th September, 2014 published vide notification number S.O. 2256(E) dated 8th September, 2014.

Source-http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/removaldifficultyorder.pdf
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Concession to students in special trains/Coaches booked on Full Tariff Rates.

Concession to students in special trains/Coaches booked on Full Tariff Rates.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

No. TC-II/2033/2014/Student Concession New Delhi,
Dated 8.12.2014
(Commercial Circular No. 52 of 2014)
The General Managers (Comml.)
All Zonal Railways.

Sub: Concession to students in special trains/Coaches booked on Full Tariff Rates.

Ministry of Railways have decided as a special case to grant 60% concession to the eligible students in special trains/coaches booked by IRCTC on Full Tariff Rates from any part of the country to the North Eastern States including New Jalpaiguri.

The above concession shall be admissible subject to the following conditions:-

(i) The concession shall be admissible only for the tours organised by IRCTC by booking of special trains/coaches on Full Tariff Rates. This concession shall not be admissible on the rail tour packages operated as chartered trains with separate fare structure.
 
(ii) Concession shall be admissible only in the basic fare. Other charges applicable in case of booking of special trains/coaches on Full Tariff Rates shall be taken in full.
 
(iii) Concession shall be admissible only in second/Sleeper class.
 
(iv) IRCTC will collect the prescribed certificate of eligible students issued from the Head of the recognised school/College/Institutions and will surrender the same at stations at the time of furnishing list of passengers. Concessional facility may be given after due verification of the concession certificates.
 
(v) Other terms and conditions as regards eligibility of students and others will be same as applicable in the normal train services as per existing rule.
 
(vi) The instruction shall come into effect w.e.f 15.12.2014 and shall remain valid for one year i.e. upto 14.12.2015.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance(commercial) Dte. Of the Ministry of Railways.
Necessary instructions may be issued to all concerned.
(A. Madhukumar Reddy)
Executive Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board
No. TC-II/2033/2014/Student Concession New Delhi, Dated 8.12.2014
For Financial Commissioner/Railways
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Clarification regarding issue of medicines under CGHS

Clarification regarding issue of medicines under CGHS

No. 2-2/2014/CGHS(HQ)/PPTY / CGHS(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi 110 108
Dated: the 23rd December, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification regarding issue of medicines under CGHS

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to state that the situation arising out of issue of Office Memorandum No 2/2014/CGHS(HQ)/PPTY / CGHS(P) dated the 25th August ,2014 has been engaging the attention of Government for quite some time. Various representations about the difficulties being encountered have been received from different stakeholders i.e., beneficiaries and doctors, necessitating a review of the matter. It was accordingly considered by a Committee under the Chairmanship of AS&DG,CGHS. After careful review and keeping the recommendations of the Committee in mind, the following guidelines are issued to streamline the functioning of the Wellness Centres:

i. The medicines are to be issued as per the CGHS Formulary and guidelines issued by this Ministry in this behalf.

ii. In case the prescribed medicines are not available in CGHS formulary, but are essential for the treatment of the patient, they can be issued / indented by the doctors of the CGHS Wellness Centre on the basis of a valid prescription of the authorized specialist subject to the condition that such medicines are neither dietary supplements/ food items nor banned drugs. Instructions on this issue i.e., non-admissibility of food items etc. issued vide O.M .No. 39-3/2003-04/CGHS/MSD/RS dated 23rd July 2009 and 3rd August 2009 must be followed.

iii. In case of anti-cancer drugs and other life-saving drugs that are not approved by the DCG1 for use in India, each case should be considered by the Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of Special DG(DGHS).

iv. The technical Standing Committee constituted vide 2-2/2014/CGHS(HQ)/PPTY / CGHS(P) dated 27.08.2014 of this Ministry will review addition or deletion of drugs in the CGHS Formulary/ list of Treatment procedures / investigations / listed implants. The Technical Committee will meet once in three months or as per need, whichever is earlier. In the meantime reimbursement for unlisted procedures / implants will be made at the rates approved by AIIMS/GB Pant Hospital / actuals, whichever is less.

2. The O.M. of even number dated 25.08.2014 is superseded to the above extent while O.M. of even number dated 1.10.2014 is withdrawn.

Sd/-
(Bindu Tiwari)
Director, CGHS(P)
(Tel 2306 1831)
Source:http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File866.pdf
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Grant of Family Pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing- consolidated instructions regarding.

Grant of Family Pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing- consolidated instructions regarding.

No. 1(1)/2010-D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India,
Ministry of Defence.
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi, the 23 December
To
The Chief of the Army Staff,
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
The Chief of the Air Staff,

Subject : Grant of Family Pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the family of an employee/pensioner/family pensioner reported missing- consolidated instructions regarding.

Sir,
 
The Provisions for grant of Ordinary family pension and DCRG to the eligible members of families of the deceased Armed Forces Personnel/Pensioners are contained in AI 51/80 and AI 8/S/70 as modified from the time to time. The instructions regarding grant of family pension and gratuity to the eligible member of the Family of an Armed Forces Personnel/Pensioner reported missing have been issued vide this Ministry’s letter No 12(16)86/D (Pen/Ser) dated 03.06.1988 and No 12(16)/86/ D(Pen/Ser) dated 23.03.1992. Clarifications/ amendments in this regard have also been issued vide letter No. 12(16)/85/D (Pen/Ser) dated 26.08.1993, letter No.1(1)/2010/D (Pen/Pol) dated 15.02.2011 and MoD letter No. 1(1)/2012/D (Pen/Pol) dated 05.06.2013.

2. It has now been decided to issue consolidated instructions in supersession of previous instructions as mentioned above regarding grant of family pension to the eligible members of family of the Armed Forces Personnel / Pensioner/ family pensioner reported missing and whose whereabouts are not known. It includes those kidnapped by insurgents/terrorists but does not include those who disappear after committing frauds/crime/desertion etc.

3. In the case of a missing Armed Forces Personnel/pensioner/family pensioner, the family can apply for the grant of family pension, amount of salary due, leave encashment due and the amount of DSOP/AFPP fund and gratuity (whatever has not already been received) to the IHQ/Record office concerned, where the officers and JCOs/Ors in Army and equivalent in Navy and Air Force, had last served, six months after lodging of police report. The family pension and/ or retirement gratuity may be sanctioned by the respective Pension Sanctioning Authority’s (PSAs) after observing the following formalities:-

(i) The family must lodge a report with the concerned Police station and obtain a report from the police, that the Armed Forces Personnel/Pensioner/ 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 / General Diary Entry, filled by the Police authorities concerned, as per the practice prevalent in the state /UT.

(ii) An indemnity bond should be taken from the nominee/dependents of the Armed Forces Personnel / pensioner / family pensioner that all the payments will be adjusted against the payments due to the Armed Forces Personnel/Pensioner / family pensioner in case she/he appears on the scene and makes any claim.

4. In the case of a missing Armed Forces Personnel, the family pension, at the ordinary or enhanced rate, as applicable, will accrue from the expiry of leave or the date up to which pay and allowances have been paid or the date of the police report, whichever is later. In the case of a missing pensioner/family pensioner, it will accrue from the date of the police report or from the date immediately succeeding the date till which pension/family pension had been paid, whichever is later.

5. The retirement gratuity will be paid to the family within three months of the date of application. In case of any delay, the interest shall be paid at the applicable rates and responsibility for delay shall be fixed. The difference between the death gratuity and retirement shall be payable after the death of the employee is conclusively established or on the expiry of the period of seven years from the date of the police report.

6. Before sanctioning the payment of gratuity, Service HQrs/ Records office will assess all Government dues outstanding against the employee/pensioner and affect their recovery in accordance with instruction in force.

7. The amount of salary due, leave encashment due and amount of DSOP/AFPP fund will be paid to the family in the first instance as per the nominations made by the Armed Forces Personnel / Pensioner on filing of police report and submission of an indemnity bond as indicated above.

8. The benefits to be sanctioned to the family/ nominee of the missing Armed Forces Personnel / pensioner will be based on and regulated as per the emoluments drawn by him/her as on the last date he/she was on duty including authorized periods of leave.

9. Formats of separate Indemnity Bonds to be used in the case of missing Armed Forces Personnel, missing pensioners and missing family pensioners are available at the official website of PCDA (Pension) Allahabad.

10. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Finance) vide their ID No. 10(3)/2010/Fin/Pen dated 08/12/2014.

11. Hindi version will follow.
sd/-
(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary (Pension/Policy)

Source- http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/1%281%292010-D%28Pension-Policy%29.pdf
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