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Friday, 31 October 2014

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 (-) I .04 percentage points to the Lotal 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-1W 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 ot’ the previous month and 13.36 per cent during the corresponding month of the pre ious 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-1W 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
Source: Labour Bureau
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JCM STAFF SIDE UNITY SHOULD BE FOR STRUGGLE

EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER NOVEMBER-2014
JCM STAFF SIDE UNITY SHOULD BE FOR STRUGGLE

History of Central Government Employees reveals that Government has taken undue advantage to deny the justified demands of the Central Government Employees, whenever there was disunity among the JCM staff side organizations. On the contrary, whenever staffside stood solidly united the Government was compelled to concede the legitimate justifys of the employees to a great extent.

After Fifth Pay Commission recommendations, the JCM National council staffside submitted to Government a common charter of demands for modifications of the recommendations of the Pay Commission, which included upward revision of fitment formula and removal of certain glaring anomalies. When Government refused to concede it , notice for indefinite strike was given and finally the Government had to appoint a high-power Group of Ministers Committee under the chairmanship of then Home Minister Shri.Indrajith Gupta and negotiated with the staffside. In the negotiations also the staffside took a united uncompromising stand which ultimately resulted in Government accepting the demand for 40% fitment formula and some other important demands.

Unfortunately, when the Sixth Pay Commission recommendations were submitted to Government, the JCM National Council Staffside miserably failed to take such a firm and united stand and no serious agitational programme was conducted demanding modification of the retrograde recommendations. Instead the dominant leadership of JCM staffside took a compromising stand and depended only on negotiated settlement , without mobilizing the entire rank and file membership behind the demands. Ultimately Government took advantage of this weakness of the leadership and unilaterally announced the implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations, without conceding majority of the genuine demands raised by the staffside during negotiations. Faulty formula adopted for calculation of Need Based Minimum Wage , glaring disparity in fitment and fixation formula between lower level officials and Group- A officers, unscientific pay band and grade pay system and serious anomalies arising out of it , MACP anomalies everything remained as such which could not be settled even after seven years.

Again , when the Government announced the New Contributory Pension Scheme with effect from 01.01.2004 for the new entrants in Central Government Services without any consultation with the JCM National Council Staffside, the dominant leadership of the JCM staffside did not protest and kept silent. This has emboldened the Government to go ahead with the implementation of the neo-liberal pension reforms. Had the entire JCM Staffside including Railways, Defence and Confederation taken a united stand to oppose the New Pension Scheme and given call for serious agitational programmes including indefinite strike the Government would not have dared to implement the NPS. Of course , Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers opposed the New Pension Scheme and has gone to the extent of conducting one day strike. JCM leadership raised the demand for roll-back of NPS after a very long time and by that time Government succeeded in fully implementing the scheme.

Confederation of Central Government Employees and workers has always stood for unity among the Central Government Employees .When confederation submitted a 15 point charter to the UPA Government in 2011 demanding appointment of 7 th CPC , 5 year wage revision , Merger of 50% DA, Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks under 7th CPC etc, the other major organizations in the JCM were not ready to raise the demands in 2011. Finally confederation was forced to go it alone and conducted series of agitational programmes including Parliament March, one day strike and two days strike. Of course, the lonely struggle conducted by confederation represented the mood of the entirety of Central Government Employees and ultimately the Government was compelled to announce constitution of 7th CPC in the month of September 2013.

Now NDA Government which came to power after General Election has rejected all the main demands of the Central Government Employees which includes merger of DA , Interim Relief , Date of effect from 01.01.2014 , inclusion of GDS in the terms of reference of 7th CPC ,scrapping of New Pension Scheme etc. Further Government declared 100% FDI in Railways and Defence. Public Private Partnership in Railways was also announced in Railway budget. More than five lakhs posts are lying vacant in various Departments out of which about 2.5 lakhs vacancies are in Railways alone. The UPA Government has unilaterally announced the terms of reference of the 7th CPC rejecting the draft proposal submitted by JCM staffside. The memorandum submitted by JCM staffside to the NDA Government for grant of merger of DA and Interim Relief also was totally neglected. The JCM Staffside leadership could not do anything and the employees are suffering. In fact the JCM staffside has become a laughing stock among the employees and its credibility in the eyes of the employees has eroded like anything.

It is in this background , eventhough belatedly , the JCM National Council Staffside has decided to organize a National Convention at New Delhi on 11th December 2014 , to discuss and finalise its strategy to combat the above humiliation meted out by the Government . Better late than never. The decision is well received by the entire Central Government Employees and they are eagerly waiting for the outcome of the convention.
NFPE firmly believes that if the present unity among the JCM staffside organizations is not channelized for building up united struggle including indefinite strike of entire Central Government Employees the National Convention will become a futile exercise and an eye-wash to cool down the growing discontentment among the employees. This shall not happen. We firmly believe in the slogan raised by our late legendary leader Com K.G.Bose- i.e “UNITY FOR STRUGGLE AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY”. Such a stand alone can restore the lost glory of the fighting potential of the Central Government Employees and also shall regain the lost faith of employees in the JCM staffside leadership. We cannot be a party to any compromise on the genuine and justified demands of the workers. Let us hope that the JCM staffside leadership shall rise up to the occasion.

Source: National Federation of Postal Employees
[http://nfpe.blogspot.in/2014/10/editorial-postal-crusadernovember-2014.html]
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Thursday, 30 October 2014

Extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS cities outside Delhi/NCR

 Extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS cities outside Delhi/NCR upto 16th November, 2014: CGHS Order

F.No: S.11045/36/2012/CGHS (HEC) (Pt.)
Government of India
Directorate General Of Central Govt. Health Scheme

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan
New Delhi 110108, dated the 30th October, 2014

OFFICE ORDER
 
  Subject: Regarding extension of validity of empanelment of All Health Care Organizations empanelled under CGHS cities outside Delhi/NCR.

Attention is drawn to the Office Memorandum issued earlier extending validity of empanelment of all health care organizations under CGHS outside Delhi/NCR till 31st October, 2014.

2. It has now been decided to extend the validity of empanelment of all health care organizations already empanelled under CGHS outside DeIhi/NCR, for a further period of 16 days ie. till 16th November, 2014 or till finalization of next empanelment process city-wise. whichever is earlier on same terms and conditions as defined in OM by which they were empanelled earlier.
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[Dr. (Mrs.) Sharda Verma]
Director (CGHS)
Source: CGHS
[http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File803.pdf]
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Policy guidelines for Extension of tenure of Board level Incumbents where vigilance clearance is not available

Policy guidelines for Extension of tenure of Board level Incumbents where vigilance clearance is not available: DoPT's instructions


No.17(9)EO/2014-ACC
Government of India
Secretariat of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet
Department of Personnel & Training
Office of the Establishment Officer
North, Block, New Delhi
Dated : 30.10.2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Policy guidelines for Extension of tenure of Board level Incumbents where vigilance clearance is not available.


As per extant policy, in case the initial term of 05 years of a Board-level appointee come to an end prior to his/her date of superannuation, extension of his/her tenure upto the date of superannuation is considered with the approval of the ACC subject to his/her being free from vigilance angle and meeting the prescribed performance parameters. In terms of existing instructions, services of any Board-level appointee cannot be terminated on completion of his Initial term, if he/she is due for extension, without specific orders of the ACC. There are many cases, however, where vigilance clearance Is not given in time by CVC/concerned administrative Ministry/Department due to complaints/inquiries pending against the concerned officer.
2. The issue of extension of tenure of Board level incumbents has been examined and with the approval of the ACC, It has been decided to henceforth follow the following procedure In this regard :-
(I) As in the case of fresh appointments, in line with CVC’s instructions dated 31.08.2004, no cognizance should be taken of any complaint which Is received within 06 months prior to the terminal date of the approved tenure of Board-level appointees. This is Imperative as it has been frequently observed that there is a spate of allegations and complaints against Board-level officials whose cases become due for extension of tenure.

(II) The Department should take a conscious decision on whether to extend the term of a Board-level appointee at least one year In advance of the completion of his initial term so that adequate time Is available for the Department to obtain CVC clearance.

(III) Taking into account the vigilance status as on the date six months before the terminal date of initial appointment, the CVC may give its clearance within two months of receiving the reference in this regard from the Administrative Ministry, This limit of two months will Include time taken for back references, CBI references/inquiries, etc.

(IV) Even though complaints received after the cut-off date shall have no bearing upon the process of extension of tenure and would not prejudice the same, such complaints shall be dealt with as per the
normal procedure. Disregarding such complaints received after the cutoff date at the time of deciding upon extension of tenure may not be of any serious consequence as the appointment can always be terminated at a later date if the charges are substantiated on the basis of an inquiry.

(V) (a) In respect of the cases where CVC clearance has been delayed beyond the prescribed timelines, merely on account of procedural reasons, and where there is no denial of vigilance clearance, the case of extension could be processed without waiting any further,
(b) In respect of the cases where CVC clearance is awaited, and there are cases/complaints pending against the officer, the Ministry shell submit to ACC, a proposal for extension of tenure, at least two months prior to the officer’s approved tenure with:

(i) all available information in respect of the complaint;
(ii) material received from/sent to CVC, including enquiry report, if any, of the CVO of the Ministry;
(iii) the comments of the Ministry thereon.

3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to strictly adhere to the time-line and procedural guidelines stipulated above for processing the proposals for extension of tenure of Board level appointees.
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(Anand Madhukar)
Director (ACC)

Source : www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02eod/17_9_EO_2014_ACC.pdf]
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Early Closure of Offices on 30th October, 2014 in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk by Our PM – Dopt Orders

Early Closure of Offices on 30th October, 2014 in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk by Our PM – Dopt Orders
No.12/17/2014-JCA 2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 29th October, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Early Closure of Offices on 30th October, 2014 in connection with the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India.

In connection with the arrangements for the “Run for Unity” flag off at Vijay Chowk by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on 31st October, 2014, it has been decided that the Government offices located in the buildings indicated in the Annexure I to this O.M would be closed early at 14:00 hrs. on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) and will remain closed till 09.30 AM on 31st October, 2014 (Friday).

2. The buildings indicated in the Annexure II to this O.M would be closed early at 14:00 hrs. on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) and will remain closed till 08.00 AM on 31st October, 2014.

3. Government offices located in Rashtrapati Bhawan and Parliament House would remain closed from 10.00 PM on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) till 9.30 AM on 31st October, 2014 (Friday).

4. Hindi version will follow.
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(Ashok Kumar)
Director (JCA)


ANNEXURE I

List of Buildings to be closed from 14:00 hrs. on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) till 09.30 AM on 31st October, 2014 (Friday).

1. South Block
2. North Block
3. Rail Bhawan
4. CSIR Building
5. Krishi Bhawan
6. Shastri Bhawan
7. National Archives
8. Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts
9. National Media Centre
10. Shram Shakti Bhawan
11. Hutment(MOD Office), Dalhousie Road & on K. Menon Marg
12. DRDO Bhawan
13. Vayu Bhawan
14. Sena Bhawan
15. Udyog Bhawan
16. Nirman Bhawan
17. Jawaharlal Nehru Bhawan (MEA Office)
18. National Museum & ASI Office
19. Archaeological Survey of India
20. Vigyan Bhawan
21. Vigyan Bhawan Annexe
22. CCA, Min. of Agriculture, 16-A, Aldbar Road.
23. Raksha Bhawan
24. National Stadium
25. Hyderabad House
26. Coast Guard HQ.
27. Baroda House
28. National Gallery of Modern Art

ANNEXURE II
List of Buildings to be closed from 14:00 hrs. on 30th October, 2014 (Thursday) till 08.00 AM on 31st October, 2014 (Friday).

1. Transport Bhawan
2. RBI
3 Yojna Bhawan
4. Sardar Patel Bhawan
5. Nirvachan Sadan
6. Punjab National Bank Building, Patel Chowk
7. Akashwani Bhawan/AIR Sansad Marg
8. Dak Bhawan
9. Sanchar Bhawan
10. Jeevan Tara Building
11. Jeevan Deep Building
12. Jeevan Vihar Building
13. SBI Building

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/No12-17-2014-JCA2.pdf]
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Government to launch revamped Kisan Vikas Patra soon: Official

Government to launch revamped Kisan Vikas Patra soon: Official

The government will soon launch the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) besides some new saving instrument programmes for the girl child as well for the physically challenged person, a senior finance ministry official said today.

“We are going to launch the revamped Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP) soon again in the form of saving instrument,” Rajat Bhargava, Joint Secretary (Budget) in the ministry finance said at an event here.

“Similarly, the government of India is also going to launch some new saving instrument programmes for girl child as well as for the physically challenged person who has not been covered so far (under the programme),” Bhargava added.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, in the Budget speech, had said he will re-introduce the KVP, which was a very popular instrument among small savers.

“I plan to reintroduce the instrument to encourage people, who may have banked and unbanked savings to invest in this instrument,” Jaitley had said.

The KVP was discontinued by the UPA government in 2011 following the Shyamala Gopinath Committee report. It had suggested that KVPs may be discontinued as they are prone to misuse.

KVP was a popular saving scheme that doubled the money invested in eight years and seven months. The government sold these saving bonds through Post Offices in the country.

The new government has identified financial inclusion and access to formal financial channels as a priority area and the reintroduction of KVP is seen as furthering this objective.

Source : The Economic Times
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Wednesday, 29 October 2014

CG EMPLOYEES FEDERATIONS OBSERVE 'NATIONAL PROTEST DAY' - DEMANDS INCLUDING DA MERGER, INTERIM RELIEF, MACP & BONUS...

Observation of 'National Protest Day' on 5.12.2014
Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December
Press Note

CGEC, NOCGE, INTUC
To observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” ON 5th December, 2014
All Over India along with all Central Trade Unions in India
New Delhi, Nagpur, Mumbai, Ranchi, Bangalore, Cochin; 24/10/2014
Central Government Employees Confederation (CGEC); National Organisation of Central Government Employees (NOCGE) and INTUC have unanimously resolved to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 all over India along with all Central Trade Unions in India (Viz: INTUC, BMS, CITU, HMS, AITUC, TUCC, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, SEWA, LPF and all Federations of Banks, Railways (NFIR & AIRF), Defence (INDWF & AIDEF), Insurance, Central/State Govt. and other Service Establishments Employees).
Demands
1. Central Govt. should desist from its unilateral move to amend Labour Laws and consult and honour the views of Central Trade Unions.
2. Central Govt. should withdraw the retrograde move in allowing/hiking Foreign Direct Investment (F.D.I.) in Defence Sector, Railways, Insurance, PSUs and other Sectors.
3. Restore minimum wages of Rs.15,000/- to all the Unorganised/Contract Workers and Minimum Wages of Rs.26,000/- to the lower paid employees of Central Government.
4. Demands of Bank Officers and Bank Employees should be immediately accepted in respect of their Wage Revision and other privileges and social security measures, which are over due (Go through the Circulars dated 14/10/2014 & 16/10/2014 issued by the UFBU, AIBOBOA, INBOC, INBEC and INBEF etc.)

5. Strict implementation of existing Labour Laws concerning the Welfare of the Working Class all over India.
6.Benefits of Regular Workers should be given to all Contract Workers.
7. Compulsory Registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and all the ILO Conventions meant for the Workers should be ratified by the Govt. Of India.

8. 50% D.A. of Central Staff should be merged with Pay and Interim Relief should be paid to all employees, pending finalisation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

9. Minimum 4 Promotions should be given to all Central Govt. Officials, without the hindrances of Departmental Examinations and DPC proceedings, on or before their respective date of retirements.

10. MACP/ACP benefits should be extended to all Central Government Employees, including the staff of Autonomous Body/Semi-Govt. Departments.

11. Bonus eligibility and Bonus Ceiling should be raised as per the present Price Index Cost of Living and Updated Model of Pay Structure.

12. Present quantum of Pension should be raised with adequate Medical facilities/Medical Allowance and the New Pension Scheme should be liberalised as Worker-Friendly.
Accordingly, all the Unions, Associations and their Federations are requested to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 by way of Mass Demonstrations and Mass Protest Meetiungs & Rallies all over India and give wide publicity through Newspapers, T.V. Channels and AIR/Doordarshan etc. Concerned Office-bearers are requested to send a report after observing the above programme of action to the undersigned on or before 15/12/2014.
Source: NOCGE
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Revised Guidelines regarding Centralisation of Cadre Management of CSS with the CS Division of DOP&T

Revised Guidelines regarding Centralisation of Cadre Management of CSS with the CS Division of DOP&T
No.21/20/2014-CS.I (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi- 110003,
Dated 28th October 2014
Office Memorandum

Subject: Revised Guidelines regarding Centralisation of Cadre Management of CSS with the CS Division of DOP&T

After the first Cadre Restructuring of Central Secretariat Service (CSS) in the year 2003, cadre management of CSS was centralized in CS.I Division. Detailed instructions regarding carrying out of various cadre management functions were issued vide O.M. No. 21/01/2004-CS.I dated 20.04.2005.
Thereafter, there have been changes in the procedure followed in the cadre management activities necessitating revised guidelines to correctly reflect the extant position. Accordingly, in supersession of 0M dated 20.4.2005, revised instructions are issued as under:

2. (i) Direct Recruitment to Assistant Grade: CS.I Division, DoPT will be responsible for direct recruitment to the grade of Assistant. The Division will also maintain Post Based Reservation Roster for the purpose

(ii) Promotions: Promotions to all grades of CSS will be carried out by DoPT as under:


I. Assistant Grade:
(a) SQ promotion CS.ll, Division, DoPT will be responsible for SQ promotion to the grade of Assistant on the basis of All Secretariat Common Seniority List in the grade of UDC. CS.ll Division will issue the zone for promotion and the Ministries/ Departments concerned will conduct the DPC in terms of CSS Rules, 2009. CS.ll Division will issue the Select List on the recommendations of DPCs by Ministries/ Departments.
(b) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LOCE) : CS.ll Division, DoPT will be responsible for promotion to Assistant Grade on the basis of LDCE CS.ll Division will maintain Post Based Reservation Roster for these purposes.
 

II. Section Officer
(a) SQ promotion CS.I, Division, DoPT will be responsible for SQ promotion to the grade of Section Officer on the basis of All Secretariat Common Seniority List in the grade of Assistant. CS.I Division will issue the zone for promotion and the Ministries/ Departments concerned will conduct the DPC in terms of CSS Rules, 2009. CS.I Division will issue the Select List on the recommendations of DPCs by Ministries/
Departments.

(b) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination (LDCE) : CS.I Division, DoPT will be responsible for promotion to Section Officer Grade on the basis of LDCE conducted by the UPSC.
CS.l Division will maintain Post Based Reservation Roster for these purposes.


III. Under Secretary:
The only mode of recruitment to this grade is promotion. CS.I Division will be responsible for bringing out Select List for regular promotion to this grade in consultation with UPSC. CS.I Division will also maintain Post Based Reservation Roster.


IV. DS/Dir :
Promotion is the only mode of recruitment to these grades CS.I Division will be responsible for bringing out Select List for regular promotion to these grades on the recommendations of DPC constituted for the purpose.

(iii) Transfers: Transfer of officers ¡n all the grades of CSS either on promotion or on rotational transfer or otherwise will be made by the CS.l Division.

(iv) Maintenance of APARs: ACRs/APARs of Under Secretaries, Deputy Secretaries and Directors of CSS will be maintained by CS.l Division. ACR/APAR dossier in respect of SOs and Assistants will continue to be maintained by the respective Ministries/ Departments. However, Ministries /Departments will scan and upload the ACRs/APARs of all the grades in the web based cadre management system.

(v) Deputation : Cadre clearance for deputation of CSS Officers of US and above grades will be granted by CS.l Division. Officers of these grades will report to CS.I Division on repatriation from deputation for further posting. In the grades of Assistant and SO, cadre clearance for deputation will be granted by the respective Ministries/Departments and offices of these grades will report to the same cadre units on expiry of deputation.

(vi) Long leave : Officers of US and above grades on expiry of long leave one year or more will report to CS.I Division for further posting. No substitute will be provided to Ministries / Departments in case of leave less than one year.

(vii) Private Foreign Visit: Permission for private visit abroad in respect of CSS Officers of all grades will be granted by the Ministries / Departments concerned subject to CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and any other instructions on the matter. Cadre Clearance by CS.I Division will not be required for this purpose. However, application for private foreign visit and permission granted should be captured in the web based cadre management system.

(viii) Short Term Foreign Training: Ministries / Departments may nominate officers for short term foreign training, not exceeding three months. However, for foreign training beyond three months cadre clearance from CS.l Division will be required in case of US and above level officers of CSS. Details of foreign training should be entered in the web based cadre management system.

(ix) Domestic Training: Ministries/ Departments may nominate officers for domestic training not exceeding one year. In case of domestic training exceeding one year, cadre clearance from CS.l Division should be obtained for US and above level officers of CSS. Details of training should be entered in the web based cadre management system.

(x) Voluntary retirement: Approval of competent authority for voluntary retirement of CSS Officers of US and above levels will be conveyed by CS.I, DoPT. Requests for voluntary retirement should be forwarded to this Department with the approval of Secretary of the Department and after obtaining vigilance clearance from AVD, DoPT. Approval for voluntary retirement of Assistant and SO will, however, be granted by the concerned Ministry / Department with the approval of the Minister concerned. Requests for voluntary retirement and approval granted should be entered in the web based cadre management system.

(xi) Grant of study leave: Any request for grant of study leave to a CSS officer (of the grades of Under Secretary and above) would require prior approval of CS.I Division of DOP&T.

(xii) Commercial employment: Proposal for commercial employment after retirement of a CSS officer in the grades of Under Secretary and above will be processed by the Ministry/Department concerned with reference to provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules and referred to CS.l Division for approval.

3. This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
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(Utkaarsh R Tiwaari)
Director
Source : www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/CM.pdf]
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Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status(CL-TS)-Proposals from Ministries/Departments

Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status(CL-TS)-Proposals from Ministries/ Departments on -regarding
F.No.49014/3/2014- Estt(C)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block
Dated 16th October,2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Regularization of Casual Labour with Temporary Status(CL-TS)-Proposals from Ministries/Departments on -regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that Casual Labourers (Grant of Temporary Status & Regularisation), Scheme of Government of India, 1993, circulated vide DOPT OM No. 51016/2/90-Estt(C) dated 10.09.1993, stipulated conditions for grant of temporary status and regularization of services to the persons recruited on daily wage basis in the Central Government Offices as on 10.09.1993. It was held in the Mohan Pal Case SLP (Civil) No. 2224/2000 that the Scheme of 1-9-93 is not an ongoing Scheme and the temporary status can be conferred on the casual labourers under that Scheme only if they were in employment on the date of the commencement of the scheme and they should have rendered continuous service of at least one year i.e. at least 240 days in a year or 206 days (in case of offices having 5 days a week). The Scheme inter-alia provided for regularization of CL-TS against Group `D’ posts.

2. Following the acceptance of the recommendation of the 6th CPC, all Group D posts have been upgraded to Group C posts. Recruitment to erstwhile Group `D’ posts placed in Group ‘C’, PB-1, Grade Pay ‘1800/- (non technical as MT Staff) is now made only through Staff Selection Commission and minimum educational qualification for appointment is Matriculation or ITI pass. Regularisation of CL-TS therefore cannot be done by the Ministries/ Departments on their own and requires relaxation of para-8 of the Appendix to the O.M. dated 10.09.1993.

3. This Department vide O.M No. 49011/31/2008-Estt(C) dated 17th February,2009 had requested all Ministries/ Department to provide information relating to CL-TS on their rolls. Information relating to 231 CL-TS was received from 29 Ministries/Departments which were processed. Since then this Department has been receiving proposals piece-meal from different

4. Department of Expenditure have now advised this Department that in order to avoid piece- meal examination of such proposals, a consolidated proposal for regularization of all such remaining CL-TS who were on the rolls of the Ministries/Departments on 10.09.1993 and yet could not be regularized may be forwarded to them for further consideration/examination. Therefore, all Ministries/Departments are requested to review the position at their establishments and send a consolidated proposals for regularization of services of such remaining CL-TS on their rolls (including attached/subordinate and autonomous bodies), if any, latest by 30.11.2014 to this Department in the enclosed format. It may be ensured that complete information in respect of the Ministry/Department and its Attached/Subordinate Offices is sent. The information may also be sent by e-mail(in MS Word) at dse@nic.in.

(J.A.Vaidyanathan)
Director(Estt.)
Telefax: 23093179
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Casualty Pensionary Awards for Armed Forces Officers & POBR invalided out from 1.1.1996 – PCDA Circular No. 529

PCDA Circular No. 529 – Rationalization of casualty Pensionary Awards for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) invalided out from service prior to 1.1.1996: Extension of benefit of broad banding of percentage of disability/ war injury.

OFFICE OF THE PR. CONTROLLER OF DEFENCE ACCOUNTS (PENSIONS)
DRAUPADI GHAT, ALLAHABAD- 211014
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
REGISTERED
Circular No. 529
Dated: 13.10.2014

Subject: Rationalization of casualty Pensionary Awards for the Armed Forces Officers and Personnel below Officer Rank (PBOR) invalided out from service prior to 1.1.1996: Extension of benefit of broad banding of percentage of disability/ war injury.

Reference: GOI, MOD letter No. 12(16)/2009/D(Pen/Policy) dated 15.09.2014 and this office Circular No. 429 dated 04.03.2010.

A copy of the Government of India, Ministry of Defence letter No. 12(16)/2009/D(Pen/Policy) dated 15/09/2014 is enclosed herewith for information and necessary action.


BACK GROUND

2. Consequent upon issue of letter No.1 (2)/97/D (Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001 the benefit of Broad Banding i.e. Rounding of Disability, 50% (for disability less than 50%) and 75% (for disability from 50% to 75%) and 100% (for disability from 76% to 100%) provision has been made for those pensioners who have been invalided out from the service on medical ground attributable to or aggravated by military service on or after 01.01.1996. The demand of this benefit for Pre-96 Defence pensioners was pending with the Govt. which had been considered by Cabinet Secretary Committee and recommended for extension of this benefit to Armed Forces Officers and PBORS who were invalided out of service prior to 01.01.1996 and were in receipt of disability/ war injury pension as on 01.07.2009. The Govt. had accepted the above said recommendations and issued order vide MOD letter No. 10(01)/D(Pen/Policy)/2009/Vol-ll dated 19.01.2010.


NEW PROVISION IN BROAD BANDING

3. Now in partial modification of above said GOI, MOD letter dated 19.01.2010, the Government vide MOD letter No. 12(16)/2009/D(Pen/Policy) dated 15.09.2014 has allowed the benefit of broad banding of percentage of disability/ war injury w.e.f. 01.01.1996 to Armed Forces Officers and PBOR pensioners who were invalided out of service prior to 1.1.1996 and were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element as on 1.1.1996. In such cases, where the pensioner was not in receipt of disability element as on 1.1.1996 but became entitled at a later stage due to reassessment of disability more than 20%, this benefit shall also be allowed from the same date i.e. from the date of reassessment.


AFFECTED CASES

4. With effect from 01.01.1996, the concept of broad banding of percentage of disability/ war injury, as provided in Para 7.2 of MOD letter dated 31.01.2001 quoted above, shall be extended to Armed Forces Officers and PBOR who were invalided out of service prior to 01.01.1996 and are in receipt of disability/ war injury pensions as on 01.01.1996. In such cases where the pensioner was not in receipt of disability element as on 01.01.1996, but became entitled at later stage due to re-assessment of disability more than 20%, this benefit shall be allowed from the same date i.e. from the date of reassessment.

5. Further, as per above GOI MOD letter, those cases where the pensioners were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element as on 1.1.1996 but the same was discontinued at a later stage due to reassessment of disability as less than 20%, the disability element/ war injury element shall be discontinued from the later date as hithertofore. However, in those Pre 1.1.1996 cases where the disability element/ war injury element was not allowed for disability being accepted as less than 20% at initial stage or subsequent stage on reassessment of disability, the same will continue to be disallowed and such cases will not be re-opened.


APPLICATION TO BE SUBMITTED

6. For this purpose, each affected Armed Forces pensioner who were invalided out of service prior to 1.1.1996 and were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element on 1.1.1996 or thereafter, shall submit an application in the format enclosed as Annexure to this letter to the PSAs concerned through their Pension Disbursing Agencies and Record Offices thereof in the case of PBOR and through Pension Disbursing Agencies in the case of Commissioned Officers to PSAs concerned for revision of disability element/ war injury element.

7. For the grant of LTA of deceased invalided out of service prior to 01.01.1996 and who were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element as on 01.01.1996 or thereafter, a certificate is to be submitted by the Family Pensioner/ his heir in the format enclosed as CERTIFICATE FOR THE PAYMENT OF LTA to this circular. However, the Part-II & Part-III of ANNEXURE will also be filled up with CERTIFICATE FOR THE PAYMENT OF LTA.


ACTION ON THE PART OF THE PDA

8. Pension Disbursing Authorities are requested that the affected cases of disability/war injury element where Armed Forces Officers and PBOR who were invalided out from service prior 01.01.1996 and were in receipt of disability element/ war injury element as on 1.1.1996 may be reviewed and application obtained in triplicate from them may be endorsed and submitted to the concerned Record Office in the cases of PBOR and directly to the PSA in the cases of Commissioned Officer so that the necessary Corr. PPO for Broad Banding may be issued by the PSA concerned.

9. If a pensioner, to whom benefit accrues under the provisions of this letter, had already died on or after 01.01.1996 but before date of issue of this letter (i.e. 15.09.2014), the application for revision shall be submitted by the family pensioners or by his/ her heir, as the case may be. Payment of LTA shall, however, be regulated as per the extant Government orders on the subject matter.

10. PDA to ensure that format enclosed in cases for ‘CERTIFICATE FOR THE PAYMENT OF LTA’ is properly filled along with Part-ll of Annexure and the same is verified by them.


ACTION ON THE PART OF THE RECORD OFFICE

11. ROs are requested that on receipt of the ANNEXURE for Broad Banding from the individual or CERTIFICATE FOR THE PAYMENT OF LTA from the family pensioner/ his/her heir duly filled by the PDAs the same may please be forwarded to concerned PSAs duly verified along with completed LPC-Cum-Data Sheet, photo copy of original and latest D/ DE PPOs for issue of necessary Corr PPO. The following documents may invariably be forwarded along with the claim-

(i) CTC of Sheet Rolls’ page indicating clause of discharge.

(ii) Discharge Part-ll order showing the clause of discharge and where Part-II order is not available, a certificate, certifying that the individual had been invalided out/ deemed to be invalided out duly showing the clause of discharge.

(iii) A certificate to the effect may also be enclosed that “no claim on this account has earlier been initiated” to avoid recurrence of double PPO for the same claim.

12. ROs are also requested to review all such cases where Broad Banding benefit has already been notified by concerned Pension Sanctioning Authorities wef 01.07.2009 and where disability was assessed as for life before 01.01.1996.

A list of such cases indicating individual’s details i.e. Name, Regt. Number, Original PPO Number, Corrigendum (Broad Banding) PPO No. and Current PDA details may be forwarded to concerned PSA for further necessary action.

13. This may please be given wide publicity.

14. This circular has been uploaded on PCDA (P) website www.pcdapension.nic.in for dissemination across the Defence pensioners and PDAs.
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(A.K. NIGAM)
Asstt. Controller (P)
Gts/Tech/05/LXXII Dated: 13.10.2014
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National Convention of the National Council (JCM Staff Side) to be held on 11.12.2014.

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,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/
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Double DA for 3 ex-defence officers, lokayukta alerted

Double DA for 3 ex-defence officers, lokayukta alerted
By Chetan R, Bangalore Mirror Bureau

Three top ranking retired armed forces commissioned officers - a wing commander, a lieutenant colonel, and a major - currently occupying the posts of joint director and deputy directors with state's sainik welfare and resettlement department, are accused of drawing dearness allowance or relief from two sources, the state government as well as the defence forces, since several years.

A complaint was filed by Raju N R, a military veteran, on October 20 with the Lokayukta on the irregularity, which is said to have caused the state exchequer a loss of several lakhs. The officials concerned are Wg Cdr (rtd) Eshwar Kodolli, Maj (rtd) Shivaji M Tukkar and Lt Col (rtd) Geetha M Shetty.

Kodolli is currently serving as joint director (i/c), Tukkar is deputy director (Bagalkot and Koppal), and Shetty, deputy director (Shimoga and Davangere). The allegations levelled against them include giving false declaration to the pension disbursing authorities of armed forces to get dearness relief on their defence pension. Once employed by state government (where they draw salary with DA), they are not entitled to DA on defence pension.


"Defence services officers are selected for re-employment in the Karnataka state department of sainik welfare & resettlement (DSWR), and so, state government employees," Raju told Bangalore Mirror. "Every retired defence services officer is required to render an annual certificate to the Defence Pension Disbursing Authority (PDA) for drawing defence pension. In this certificate, they declare that they are, or are not, re-employed in a government job. Based upon their declaration, the PDA pays DA on their defence pension. The PDA has no means to check the veracity of this declaration, and the defence services officer is honour-bound to make a truthful declaration. A false declaration for personal gain is an act of moral turpitude, which attracts disciplinary action."

Tukkar has been re-employed with the department of sainik welfare and resettlement since Nov 9, 2009, Shetty since June 13, 2011 and Kodolli since October 20, 2011, as per records available with Raju. But they have continued to draw DR - which is currently 100% on the pension - and DA, Raju said. This despite an armed forces tribunal order in June 2013 in a similar case pertaining to two other officers - Maj (rtd) R S Vishwanath and Col (rtd) CM Uthaiah - to refund the Dearness Relief drawn for the period of their re-employment.

Source: Bangalore Mirror
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Ministry of Tourism launches Android Mobile Application of its official online travel planner

Android Mobile Application of Incredible India’s official trip planning

Ministry of Tourism launches Android Mobile Application of its official online travel planner

The Android Mobile Application of Incredible India’s official trip planning and destination discovery App Tripigator.com was today launched by the Ministry of Tourism. Being the first and only instant travel planning engine Tripigator.com, the App creates personalized itineraries matching user preferences. It has integrated maps and geo-location based discovery of details which further improves travelers’ in-destination experience. Being a first of its kind personalized traveler planning engine, Tripigator.com instantly generates personalized travel itinerary on fewer inputs and significantly reduces user’s effort by replacing 10 tabs to 1 tab. The website www.tripigator.com is already an official travel planner of Ministry of Tourism and is available on Incredible India’s website.

Tripigator helps both domestic and international travelers in planning their trips seamlessly by asking basic inputs such as timeline, budget, areas of interest (adventure, romantic, nature etc.) and destinations of choice. The technology creates a range of travel itineraries in no time and ranks them as per users’ experience.

Tripigator offers a seamless user experience and visually appealing user interface, which complements the core technology. Tripigator aggregates the information from all over the web to create structured travel data and applies decision science and remarkable technology to create personalized holiday itineraries with live prices.

It not only creates personalized itineraries, but also helps users to share them with their travel companions, enabling greater collaboration in travel planning process.

During the launch Mr. Parvez Dewan, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism said that the Android Application offers travelers a unique planning experience, and travelling to and within India will be at the tourists’ fingertips. The price sensitivity feature offered in the software will help people to plan holidays as per their budget, he said.

The app can be downloaded from:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.worthyourholidays.tripigator

Launched in partnership with Incredible India of Ministry of Tourism in May this year, www.tripigator.com has so far assisted 1 lakh users from over 40 countries to plan holidays in India.

Source: PIB News
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Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014

Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014:-
Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
S.NO. PC-Vl/347
RBE NO. 114 /2014
No. PC-Vl/2008/l/7/2/2
New Delhi, dated 20.10.2014
The GMs/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways & Production Units.
(as per mailing, list)
Sub: Grant of Dearness Relief to Railway pensioners/family pensioners- Revised rate effective from 01.07.2014.
A copy of Office Memorandum No. 42/10/2014-P&PW (G) dated 29.09.2014 of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Pension and Pensioners” Welfare) on the above subject is enclosed for your information and necessary action. These orders will apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

2. A concordance of DOP&PW‘s instructions referred to in the enclosed Office Memorandum and Railway Board’s correspond instructions below:-

S.No. Para No. No. & date of Deptt. of Pensions & Pensioners Welfare’s O.M.  No. & date of corresponding order issued by Railway Board
1. 1 (iii) O.M. No. 42/10/2014 – P&PW (G) dated 09.04.2014. PC-Vl/2008/I/7/2/2 dated 22.04.2014
2. 2 (iii) O.M. No. 23/1/97-P&P(B) dated 23.02.1998
(iv) O.M. No. 23/3/2008-P&PW (B) dated 15.09.2008
N.A.
3. 3 (iii) O.M. No. 4/59/97-P&PW(D) dated 14.07.1998
(iv) O.M. No. 4/29/99-P&PW(D) dated 12.07.2000
(iii) F(E)/III/96/PNI/9 dated 18.08.1998
(iv) F(E)III/96/PNI/9 dated 02.08.2000
4. 5 (iii) O.M. No.. 45/73/97-P&PW (G) dated 02.07.1999
(iv) O.M. No. 38/88/2008-P&PW (G) dated 09.07.2009
(iii) F(E)III/99/PNI/21 dated 05.08.1999
(iv) F(E)IIII/2008/PNI/13 dated 20.07.2009
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate ofthe Ministry of Railways.
DA: As above
(Vikram Gulati)
Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.
No. PC-‘VI/2008/I/7/2/2
New Delhi, dated 20.10.2014
DR+to+Rly+Pensioners=engp1+RBE_114_142
DR Order for Railway Pensioner
Source: http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2014/10/grant-of-dearness-relief-to-railway.html
Tags: Grant of Dearness Relief, DR, Dearness Relief, Railway pensioners, Railway family pensioners, Railway Board, Government of India, Indian Government News, DOPT
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Information sought by PFRDA on existing pension/superannuation schemes from CPSEs

Information sought by PFRDA on existing pension/superannuation schemes

PFRDA Act gives very wide roles and responsibilities to the regulator with respect to the promotion of old age income security in the country, for promoting pension industry and for protecting the interest of the subscriber to pension and retirement funds. PFRDA Act applies to the National Pension System and also to any other pension scheme not regulated by any other enactment.

In keeping with the demand of the market, quite a few pension plans/ superannuation funds/ retirement schemes have been offered by corporates/CPSEs for their employees for which the regulatory framework may not be clear. The market dynamics are such that products and services including financial services develop faster than the regulatory mechanism for such services.

Now that there is a statutorily setup dedicated pension regulator with specific responsibility for the promotion of old age income security, developing and regulating pension funds, and protecting the interest of subscribers, PFRDA is in the process of framing regulations for the National Pension System and also for any other pension schemes which are not regulated by any other enactment. PFRDA has accordingly sought information on existing pension/ superannuation funds/schemes from all PSUs with respect to their regulatory jurisdiction, supervisory mechanism, investment guidelines, risk management strategies, number of subscribers, assets under management etc. so that the areas of concerns can be addressed suitably in line with the provisions of the PFRDA Act.

The letter sent to all CPSEs is as under:

Read more: http://pfrda.org.in/MyAuth/Admin/showimg.cshtml?ID=527
Tags: CPSE, National Pension System, New Pension Scheme, New Pension System, NPS, PFRDA, Promotion, Indian Government News
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Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Staffs posted to ECR & NWR

Retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of Staffs posted to ECR & NWR

Government of India (Bharat Sarkar)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
Railway Board

R.B.E No.115/2014
No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2

New Delhi, Dated:.20.10.2014
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and
Production Units (others as per standard list).

Sub: Extension of the period of retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to ECR & NWR.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2 dated 07.05.2014.

The issue of permitting the Railway Officers/Staff posted in the ECR and NWR to retain Railway quarters at their previous places of posting has been considered by the Board.

2. In exercise of its powers to make reasonable relaxations in public interest for a class/group of employees, in all or any of the existing provisions regarding house allotment/retention, the Board have decided that permission for retention of Railway accommodation at the previous place of posting in favour of officers/staff posted to LCR and NWR be granted up to 31.12.2015 in supersession of Board’s earlier instructions dated 07.05.2014.

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

4. Please acknowledge receipt.
(S.K. Panda)
Dy. Dir.Estt. (Genl.)

No.E(G)2009 QR-1-2 New Delhi, Dated:20 .10.2014

Source : AIRF
[http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/RBE_115.pdf]

Tags: DR, ECR, Family Pensioners, Govt.Accommodation, Grant of Dearness Relief, NWR, Railway Board, Railway Pensioners, Railways
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Allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to disability applicants – Directorate of Estates Orders issued

Allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to disability applicants – Directorate of Estates Orders issued

Guidelines for discretionary out of turn allotments of general pool residential accommodation in Delhi — allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to the applicants with disabilities under discretionary quota on medical grounds:-
No. 12035/2/97.Pol II(Vol III)
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi — 110 108.
Dated the 7 October, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines for discretionary out of turn allotments of general pool residential accommodation in Delhi — allotment of ground floor residential accommodation to the applicants with disabilities under discretionary quota on medical grounds.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Personnel and Training OM. No.36O35/3/2013.Es(Res) dated 31.3.2014 and to say that it has been decided by the competent authority that preferably ground floor accommodation will be allotted to the applicants with disabilities under the discretionary allotments on out of turn basis on medical grounds as per the extant guidelines of the Directorate of Estates issued vide O.M.No.12035/2/97Pol(pt) dated 17.11.1997.
(Roop Lal)
Deputy Director of Estates
Source : http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20364.pdf
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List of Government Holidays in West Bengal for 2015

List of Government Holidays in West Bengal for 2015

List of Govt. holidays in West Bengal for 2015

The state Govt., though lagging far behind in disbursing D.A. to it’s employees, it is generous enough in case of holidays. The state employees can never complain about holidays as it is granted more than enough. We don’t have the country wide statistics in this regard but there is hardly any state in India which can be compared as number of holidays are concerned.

There are as many as 30 holidays in the coming year where the central employees have to be satisfied with 17 only.

Click here for the list of holidays in 2015.

Source: Paycommissionupdate
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Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance: BPMS writes to MoD

Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance: BPMS writes to MoD
BHARTIYA PRTIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH
(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
 
Ref: BPMS / CSMA / 156 (8/1/L)
Dated: 25.10.2014
To,
The Under Secretary, D(Civ-II),
Govt of India, Min of Defence,
‘B’ Wing, Sena Bhawan,
New Delhi - 110011
Subject: Reimbursement of Medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance.

Reference: MOD ID No. 9(1)/2010/D(Civ-II), Dated 09.09.2014


Respected Sir,

With due regards, it is submitted that this Federation has raised the subject matter before the Secretary, MOH&FW and Min of Defence on 05.07.2011and reminded from time to time that Fourth Central Pay Commission (04th CPC) recommended in Para 16.9 as under;

We  recognize  that  employees  covered  by  Medical  Reimbursement Scheme (MRS) under the Central Services (Medical Attendance) Rules, 1944 are experiencing difficulties as regards the treatment and reimbursement of expenses incurred by them. There is also considerable administrative and accounting work involved in the settlement of claims. Various kinds of malpractices in the scheme have also brought to our notice. We, therefore, recommend grant of a Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 25/- per month for outdoor treatment to all employees covered by MRS. The expenses incurred on special diseases (cancer, diabetes, mental diseases, poliomyelitis, tubercular diseases and leprosy) and hospitalization may continue to be reimbursed to all employees as at present under the scheme”.

The above recommendation of 04th CPC was discussed in National Council (JCM) in length and official side concluded the matter, thereupon Govt decided & issued instructions vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 11.07.1990 published as Govt of India’s Decisions No. (9) below Rule 2 of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 which reads as under:
Subject: CS (MA) Rules, 1944 – Grant of Fixed Medical Allowance to the staff working in the interior.
In the National Council of J.C. M., the Staff Side has demanded for grant of Medical Allowance to the staff working in the interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 5 kms.
2. This matter has been considered by the Government and now it has been decided that quantum of medical allowance of Rs. 25/- (Rupees twenty five only) per month per employee working in the interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 5kms, may be granted on the condition,

(i) The Head of the Department should obtain a Certificate from an appropriate District Authority that there is no State Government/Local Body Hospital/Dispensary available within a radius of 5 kms. and also there is no qualified medical practitioner available and if available he is not willing to be appointed as Authorized Medical Attendant. 
(ii) The position will be reviewed every three years and a fresh certificate is to be obtained by the Head of Department. 
This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure and the Department of Personnel and Training.” 
It is worth to mention here that it was not introduced as optional / replacement of CS (MA) Rules but it was supplement or additional benefit for the employees residing in interiors. Hence, the reimbursement of medical expenses for indoor treatment were allowed by the Govt of India though the employee was drawing Rs. 25/- per month FMA.
It is also to be noted that the matters concluded by the Official side at meeting of the National Council (JCM) will not be reversed by later decision of the Govt as per instructions issued by Govt of India on Joint Consultative Machinery & Compulsory Arbitration.
Subsequently, Fifth Central Pay Commission (5thCPC) also recommended in Para 114.24 on the subject matter as under;
“We are in favour of a greater freedom of choice in obtaining medical aid and advice, where Central Government is unable to organize its own facilities for employees. Such a freedom, while aiming at development of employees within their own responsibilities, will reduce much of clerical work involved in medical reimbursement claims for day-to-day need. For serious ailments and hospitalizations, however, we still do not see any justification for removal of restrictions. Accordingly, we recommend that in areas presently covered by Medical reimbursement Scheme for outpatient purposes a medical allowance of Rs. 100/- per month per employee may be granted only for outpatient facilities, not provided by either CGHS or any departmental medical facilities.”
Thereupon Govt issued instructions to enhance the quantum of FMA to Rs. 100/- from Rs. 25/- per month per employee vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999, for employee working in interior where no Authorized Medical Attendant is available within a radius of 05 km, and if available, he is not willing to be appointed as AMA.
But this O.M. does not prohibit for reimbursing the medical expenses in case the Government Employee or his dependant is being treated as ‘indoor patient’ because the employee is being granted the Fixed Medical Allowance for the reimbursement of consultation fees paid to any doctor available in the interior areas. Even the employee has to bear the cost of medicines prescribed by such doctors and in such circumstances he is authorized for reimbursement of cost of medicines, any pathological test etc. as ‘Out Door Patient’.
Simultaneously, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, Govt introduced Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/- per month from 01.12.1997 to Central Government Pensioners/family Pensioners not covered under CGHS vide DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997. According to this scheme, a pensioner/family pensioner may opt either CGHS facility or Fixed Medical Allowance of Rs. 100/ which has been enhanced to Rs. 300/- vide your O.M. No. 390/2010-MS, Dated 14th July, 2010. Since the issuance of the O.M. dated 19.12.1997 the medical reimbursement of the Govt employee and their family members has been discontinued.
It is to be kept in the mind that the DOP&PW, O.M. No. 45/57/97-P&PW, dated 19.12.1997 is concerned with the payment of Fixed Medical Allowance to the pensioners/family pensioners, where CGHS facility is not available, on the recommendation of 5th CPC, whereas this federation is raising the issue of Fixed Medical Allowance being granted to serving employees residing in the interior area and who are under the purview of CS (MA) Rules, 1944 and have been granted Rs. 25/ per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 17th July, 1990, 28th Sep, 1991 and the quantum enhanced to Rs. 100/- per month vide G.O.I., M.H., O.M. No. S-14020/1/88-MS, dated 18th Jan, 1999.
The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government/State Government/Local Municipality/Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled/granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 25/- or 100/- as FMA and whenever such medical facility will be provided to him, this FMA will be discontinued forthwith.
Further, this federation has raised the issue through online Public Grievance Redressal System before Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Govt of India (Grievance Registration No. DHLTH/E/2014/00820) & Department of Expenditure, Min of Finance (Grievance Registration No. DOEXP/E/2014/00164). Dept of Exp, Min of Finance has intimated that the proposal sent by MoHFW for reimbursement of in-patient medical expenses to serving Govt. employees in remote areas, is being considered by them.
Therefore, you are requested to liaise with the concerned authorities of Min of Finance, Dept of Expenditure (SO E.V) so that genuine grievances of the serving employees who are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month may be resolved without further delay by reimbursement of the medical expenses for indoor treatment.
Thanking you.
Sincerely yours


(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS &
Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)
PORTAL FOR
PUBLIC GRIEVANCES
Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances
Government of India
Status as on 25 Oct 2014
Registration Number  :DOEXP/E/2014/00164
Name Of Complainant : Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
Date of Receipt: 06 Sep 2014
Received by: Department of Expenditure
Forwarded to: SO E.V
Contact Address: 28, North Block, New Delhi 110001
Contact Number: 23092604
Grievance Description : Reimbursement of Medical Expenses where Payment of Fixed Medical Allowance is allowed to staff working in the interior (mostly Defence Civilians) where AMA not available. The employee residing in the interior area has no option to avail outpatient medical facility from any source of Central Government or State Government or Local Municipality or Private Medical practitioner appointed as Authorized Medical within a radius 05 km, hence he has been compelled or granted by Central Government to accept Rs. 100 per month as FMA. This issue is being considered by Department of Health and Family Welfare under Ministry of Health and Family Welfare which states (grievance Regn no. DHLTH/E/2014/00820) that the matter is already under consideration in the Ministry and the views/comments have been sought from Dept. of Expenditure, DoPT and Ministry of Defence. It is requested to issue necessary directives to the authorities to reimburse the medical claims for indoor treatment where the serving employees are getting FMA Rs. 100/- per month.
Current Status: CASE CLOSED
Date of Action: 08 Oct 2014
Details: The proposal sent by MoHFW for reimbursement of inpatient medical expenses to serving Govt. employees in remote areas, is being examined in this Department.

Source: http://bpms.org.in/documents/fma-51g7.pdf
Tags: Defence Civilian Employees, fixed medical allowance, Reimbursement of Medical Expenses, BPMS, Government Employees
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Monday, 27 October 2014

Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December

Central Government Employees Federations to observe Protest Day on 5th December

Press Note
CGEC, NOCGE, INTUC
To observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” ON 5th December, 2014
All Over India along with all Central Trade Unions in India

New Delhi, Nagpur,Mumbai,Ranchi, Bangalore, Cochin; 24/10/2014
Central Government Employees Confederation (CGEC); National Organisation of Central Government Employees (NOCGE) and INTUC have unanimously resolved to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 all over India along with all Central Trade Unions in India (Viz: INTUC, BMS, CITU, HMS, AITUC, TUCC, AIUTUC, AICCTU, UTUC, SEWA, LPF and all Federations of Banks, Railways (NFIR & AIRF), Defence (INDWF & AIDEF), Insurance, Central/State Govt. and other Service Establishments Employees).
Demands

1. Central Govt. should desist from its unilateral move to amend Labour Laws and consult and honour the views of Central Trade Unions.

2. Central Govt. should withdraw the retrograde move in allowing/hiking Foreign Direct Investment (F.D.I.) in Defence Sector, Railways, Insurance, PSUs and other Sectors.

3. Restore minimum wages of Rs.15,000/- to all the Unorganised/Contract Workers and Minimum Wages of Rs.26,000/- to the lower paid employees of Central Government.

4. Demands of Bank Officers and Bank Employees should be immediately accepted in respect of their Wage Revision and other privileges and social security measures, which are over due (Go through the Circulars dated 14/10/2014 & 16/10/2014 issued by the UFBU, AIBOBOA, INBOC, INBEC and INBEF etc.)

5. Strict implementation of existing Labour Laws concerning the Welfare of the Working Class all over India.

6.Benefits of Regular Workers should be given to all Contract Workers.

7. Compulsory Registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and all the ILO Conventions meant for the Workers should be ratified by the Govt. Of India.

8. 50% D.A. of Central Staff should be merged with Pay and Interim Relief should be paid to all employees, pending finalisation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

9. Minimum 4 Promotions should be given to all Central Govt. Officials, without the hindrances of Departmental Examinations and DPC proceedings, on or before their respective date of retirements.
10. MACP/ACP benefits should be extended to all Central Government Employees, including the staff of Autonomous Body/Semi-Govt. Departments.

11. Bonus eligibility and Bonus Ceiling should be raised as per the present Price Index Cost of Living and Updated Model of Pay Structure.

12. Present quantum of Pension should be raised with adequate Medical facilities/Medical Allowance and the New Pension Scheme should be liberalised as Worker-Friendly.

Accordingly, all the Unions, Associations and their Federations are requested to observe “NATIONAL PROTEST DAY” on 5th December, 2014 by way of Mass Demonstrations and Mass Protest Meetiungs & Rallies all over India and give wide publicity through Newspapers, T.V. Channels and AIR/Doordarshan etc. Concerned Office-bearers are requested to send a report after observing the above programme of action to the undersigned on or before 15/12/2014.

Source: NOCGE News
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Suggestions for review of Staff Benevolent Fund

Suggestions for review of Staff Benevolent Fund – Regarding

No.2/1/2014-Welfare
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Depart of Personnel & Training)
Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market
New Delhi, dated October 20, 2014
To
Joint Secretary (Admn.),
All Ministries/Departments,
Government of India,
New Delhi.
21 OCT 2014
Subject:-Suggestions for review of Staff Benevolent Fund – Regarding

Sir/Madam,

The undersigned is directed to say that the Central Government being the largest single employer in the country, bears the major responsibility of looking after the welfare of a large number of employees spread all over the country. This Ministry recognizing that welfare of employees is one of prime tasks of personnel management, provides and aids a large network of staff welfare programmes underlining the fact that improvement in the working and living conditions of the employees and their families, leads to efficiency and high morale amongst them. A compendium of instructions giving a brief account of such welfare programmes was brought out by this Ministry in 2001. A need is felt to update/revise the compendium.

The Staff Benevolent Fund is one of such staff welfare programmes. A copy of the extract taken out from the compendium related to this programme is sent herewith with the request that suggestions of your Ministry/Department, if any, for revision/modification of the provisions of the Staff Benevolent Fund may please be furnished for consideration of this Department by 31.10.2014.
yours faithfully
(N. Sriraman)
Director( Welfare)
Source: AIRF
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Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court

Government employee can't seek promotion after refusing it: Supreme Court

NEW DELHI: A government employee, whose promotion is canceled owing to his refusal to accept it, cannot ask for it at a later stage, the Supreme Court has said.

The apex court set aside the order of the Madhya Pradesh High Court which had directed the state government to restore the promotion of one of its employees whose promotion was cancelled after he turned down the offer as he did not want to get transfered to some other place.

"As we find that it is the respondent himself who is responsible for cancellation of the promotion order as he did not join the promoted post, the impugned order of the high court is clearly erroneous and against the law," a bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar said.

The court passed the order on an appeal filed by Madhya Pradesh government challenging the high court order.

The government had submitted that the high court failed to consider that Ramanand Pandey himself sent back the promotion order and continued on his post and approached the court after two years when it cancelled his promotion.

It said that at the time of promotion, Pandey was posted in Bhind district where he remained for almost 15 years and his intention was to stay at that place only.

The apex court, after hearing both sides, quashed the high court order.

"It is clear that he wanted to remain in Bhind district, where he had continued since 1990, as he was ready to go on leave instead of joining the place of transfer. Moreover, for more than two years from the date of cancellation of the order of promotion, the respondent kept totally mum and maintained stoic silence.

"There was not even a semblance of protest as to why his promotion order was cancelled or that he wanted to join the promotion post after the alleged inquiry into the so-called complaint was over. He filed the writ petition on October 24, 2008, i.e. almost two years after cancellation of his promotion order," it said.

Source : http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2014-10-24/news/55397829_1_promotion-high-court-order-apex-court
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HC sets aside govt order dismissing employee on theft charge

HC sets aside govt order dismissing employee on theft charge

Terming as "harsh" the Centre's decision to dismiss a government employee from service for stealing government property, the Bombay High Court has set aside the impugned order and instead lowered the punishment to compulsory retirement from service.

Justices Naresh Patil and BP Colabawalla set aside the July 27, 2010, order of dismissal of Ramchandra Goya Sadhu, who was caught stealing copper rods on May 14, 2010, by the Defence Security Corps Platoon at Tiger Gate here. He was found to have tied the rods around his waist, hiding them inside his clothes.

The court also set aside the March 15, 2013, order of the Central Administrative Tribunal which had upheld his dismissal from service for committing theft of government property.

Instead, the bench ordered that the said employee be slapped with the penalty of compulsory retirement under Rule 40 of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972, and paid pensionary benefits in accordance with law.

Sadhu had cited a government order wherein four employees who were facing a similar charge of stealing property were not dismissed but given a lesser punishment. Some of them were compulsorily retired from service while others were not given increments for two years.

"Taking into consideration the period of service of the petitioner and his unblemished record in serving his employer, we are of the view that the punishment meted out... namely dismissal from service, was harsh," the bench noted in its order, which was delivered recently.

"We find that the interest of justice would be met if the order of dismissal of the petitioner is set aside and, instead, the lesser punishment of compulsory retirement from service is imposed," the bench said.

"We are not for a moment condoning the actions of the petitioner. The charge of theft is indeed a serious one, but looking to the totality of the facts, we feel that in the present case it would be punishment enough if the petitioner is compulsorily retired from service so that he receives pensionary benefits as per the rules," the judges observed.

The bench said it had taken a sympathetic view in the case only because the petitioner has an unblemished record of 22 years of service and other similarly-placed employees found guilty on theft charges were slapped with penalties lighter than what was meted out to him.

Source : http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/hc-sets-aside-govt-order-dismissing-employee-on-theft-charge-114102300131_1.html
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Conducting of LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts (66.66%) Departmental quota for the year 2014 and LGO Examination, 2014

Department of Posts (DE Section) Letter No.A-34012/04/2014-DE dated 17/10/2014 
LDCE for promotion to the cadre of Inspector Posts for the year 2014.

Date of Examination
Paper No.
22/11/2014 (Suturday)
Paper-I & II
23/11/2014 (Sunday)
Paper-III & IV
LDCE for promotion of LGOs to the cadre of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants for the year 2014.
Date of Examination
Paper No.
23/11/2014 (Sunday)
Paper-I & II
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