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Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Will the 7th CPC fulfil the demands of LDCs and UDCs?

Will the 7th CPC fulfil the demands of LDCs and UDCs?

For a number of years now, especially after the 6th CPC, the problems faced by LDCs and UDCs have started gaining prominence. The unity and sense of purpose among them makes them look all set for the kind of victory that Pharmacists had. Common sense of purpose, unity and dedication sure make success possible!

In order to decrease the number of grades, the 6th Pay Commission combined all the different grades between Grade Pay 1300 to Grade Pay 1800 into a single grade – Grade Pay 1800, thereby wiping out the entire Group ‘D’. As a result, everybody became Group ‘C’ employees. Even those who lacked the minimum education levels, illiterates and everybody else were lumped into Group ‘C’. Their Grade Pay was also raised to Rs. 1800. But, at the same time, employees working as LDCs, who have a minimum educational qualification of Class XII and also possess some technical education, were not given any upgrading. Instead, they now had to share their grade with lesser-qualified former Grade ‘D’ employees.

The next huge trouble originated from the MACP. Those who didn’t get any promotion for years are given career upgradations through MACP. LDCs who didn’t get any promotions for more than 10 years were given their next grade pay, from Rs. 1900, their pay rose to Rs. 2000. The increase of mere Rs. 100 turned out to be a huge disappointment to many. Similarly, those with Grade Pay 2400 were hoping for a jump to Grade Pay 4200, but were instead forced to upgrade with only Grade Pay 2800 as per MACP rules. That anger kept seething too, because the different is 1400.

The most important demand of the LDCs and UDCs is to upgrade the current Pay Scale-Grade Pay.
Grades are decided based on the educational qualification of the employees. An LDC possesses a minimum educational qualification of Class XII and also has some technical qualifications. The basic salary of an LDC is just Rs. 1900 + 5830 = Rs. 7730.00. They want it revised to Rs. 2400 + 7510 = Rs. 9910.

The big question is – will the 7th CPC grant this demand?

Source: 90Paisa
#7CPC, #7th CPC, #7th CPC Pay Scale, #LDC, #LDC UDC Issues, #Grade Pay Upgradation for LDC & UDC, #LDC Grade Pay Issues, #LDC UDC Grade Pay Issue, TKR Pillai
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Expected DA slabs to Bank employees for the period of Nov to Jan 2015

Expected DA slabs to Bank employees for the period of Nov to Jan 2015

Projected DA From November 2014

Projected DA slabs 49 (7.35%) for Nov-14 to Jan-15

CPI for the month of August 2014 has been announced as 5774.95(253) on 30.09.2014. Earlier CPI for the month of July 2014 was announced as 5752.12(252).

The DA slabs payable for the period of Nov 2014 – Jan 2015 is based on the average increase of CPI for the month of July 2014 to September 2014. On assumptions of CPI data if it would remain same for the months of September 2014 as of August 2014 (i.e. 5774.95);

The expected (tentatively) increase in DA Slabs comes to 49 AND in terms of percentage the increase of DA is 7.35% for the month of Nov 2014 – Jan 2015.

Accordingly, the total 732 revised DA slabs i.e. 109.80% DA are expected (tentatively) would become payable for the period of Nov. 2014 – Jan 2015.

Please note that it is only tentative number of DA slabs assessed for the quarter Nov 2014 – Jan 2015 based on assumptions of CPI as mentioned above.  The increase in DA slabs for the quarter Nov 2014 – Jan 2015 shall be recalculated on the basis of CPI data that would be announced at the end of Oct. 2014

#Bank Employees, #Bank Employees News, #Bank DA, #Expected DA, #Expected DA for Bank Staff, #Projected DA Slabs
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PUBLIC NOTICE FROM FINANCE MINISTRY – SUGGESTIONS / IDEAS ARE INVITED ON UNCLAIMED AMOUNT REMAINED IN PPF, POST OFFICE & BANKS DEPOSITS

Finance Ministry today published an important public notice on its portal that suggestions and ideas are invited on the proper utilization of the deposits remained unclaimed in various small Savings Schemes with Post Offices and Banks for welfare and protecting financial interest of Senior Citizens. Interested persons/organizations may submit their suggestions/ideas to the Joint Director National Savings Institute…

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC AFFAIRS
NATIONAL SAVINGS INSTITUTE
F.No 6504/94 (6)/2014/Comm
October 8, 2014
PUBLIC NOTICE

A committee has been constituted by Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India to examine the unclaimed amount remained In various small savings schemes viz. Public Provident Fund, Senior Citizen Saving Schemes etc. and also to recommend how this unclaimed amount can be used to protect and Further financial interest of the senior citizens, vide notification No. 13/20/2014-NS.II dated 03.09.2014. A copy of the notification is available on our website finmin.nic.in and http://www.nsiindia.gov.in.

Suggestions / ideas are invited on the proper utilization of the deposits remained unclaimed in various small Savings Schemes with Post Offices and Banks for welfare and protecting financial interest of Senior Citizens.

Interested persons/organizations may submit their suggestions/ideas to the Joint Director National Savings Institute, Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, ‘A’ Block. 4th Floor, CGO Complex, Seminary Hills, Nagpur — 440006 or email : nsi@nsiindia.gov.in latest by 15t November 2014.
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(A.K.Chauhan)
Joint Director, NSI & Member – Secretar
Source: www.finmin.nic.in
[http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_eco_affairs/budget/Suggestion_unclaimedfund_PublicNotice08102014.pdf]
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Fresh empanelment of private Health Care Organizations (HCOs) and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS Delhi & NCR

Fresh empanelment of private Health Care Organizations (HCOs) and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS Delhi & NCR

No.S.11045/36/2012-CGHS (HEC)
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Government of India
Directorate General of Central Govt. Health Scheme

Maulana Azad Road, Nirman Bhawan,
New Delhi 110 108 dated the 1st October, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Fresh empanelment of private Health Care Organizations (HCOs) and revision of package rates applicable under CGHS Delhi & NCR.

The undersigned is directed to state that CGHS had initiated action for fresh empanelment of private HCOs under CGHS Delhi and NCR and also for the revision of package rates to be paid to HCOs, by floating tender for the same. On the basis of the arrived at and have been uploaded on the website of CGHS. www.mohfw.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp and can be downloaded from there. Similarly, a copy the agreement containing the terms and conditions of empanelment has also been uploaded on the above quoted website of CGHS.

2. The approved list of the hospitals for empanelment under CGHS Delhi and NCR as per the terms and conditions empanelment and MOA signed between CGHS and HCOs is enclosed her with.

3. The revised rates and terms and conditions as mentioned above will come into effect from 1st October, 2014. The empanelment shall be for a period of two years from date of issuance of this order. The HCOs already on the panel of CGHS which do not find their name sin annexed list of empanelled HCOs are allowed to continue on CGHS panel till 15th October, 2014 at old CGHS rates to facilitate the patients who are already admitted / permitted, to continue with thier treatment course.

4. This issues with the concurrence of Internal Finance Division in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide FTS. No.AS & FA/62678/2014 dated the 19th August, 2014.

5. A copy of this Office Memorandum along with a list of empanelled HCOs, rate list and agreement are placed on the internet at http://mohfw.nic.in/cghsnew/index.asp.
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[Dr.(Mrs.) Sharda Verma]
Director (CGHS)
Source : http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File800.pdf
#CGHS Hospitals, #CGHS Package Rates, #CGHS Dental Clinics in New Delhi,# CGHS Diagnostic Centres, #CGHS Dispensaries, #CGHS Hospitals, #CGHS Package Rates
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Non- Practicing Allowance (NPA) for retired medical officers w.e.f. 1.1.1996

Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners – inclusion of Non- Practicing Allowance (NPA) for revision of pension of retired medical officers w.e.f. 1.1.1996.

No.38/31/11-P&PW(A)(Vol.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and P.W
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi.
Dated the 14thOctober, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANUDM

Subject : Revision of pension of pre-1996 pensioners – inclusion of Non- Practicing Allowance (NPA) for revision of pension of retired medical officers w.e.f. 1.1.1996

The undersigned is directed to say that in this Department’s OM No.45/10/98-P&PW(A) dated 17.12.1998, it was provided that pension of all pensioners irrespective of their date of retirement would not be less than 50% of the minimum of the revised scale of pay introduced w.e.f. 1.1.1996. In this Departments OM No.45/3/99-P&PW(A) dated 29.10.1999, it was clarified that in the case of retired medical officers, Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA) was not to be added to the minimum of the revised scale of pay as on 1.1.1996 for stepping up of the consolidated pension/family pension to 50% / 30% respectively, in terms of the OM dated 17.12.1998.

2. In its judgment dated 27.11.2013 in Civil Appeal No.10640-46/2013 and other connected matters, Hon’ble Supreme Court has observed that in accordance with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare’s OM No.45012/11/97-CHS.V dated 7.4.1998, NPA counts as pay for all service benefits including retirement benefits. Hon’ble Supreme Court has further observed that clarification issued vide this Department’s aforesaid OM dated 29.10.1999 is legally unsustainable. Hon’ble Supreme Court has directed to recalculate the pension payable to the Applicants (i.e. pre-1996 retired medical officers) by adding the element of NPA. The Review Petitions filed by the Government against the above mentioned judgment have been dismissed by Hon’ble Supreme Court on 31.7.14.

3. It has now been decided, in consultation with Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure and Ministry of Law, Department of Legal Affairs to implement the judgment dated 27.11.2013 of Hon’ble Supreme Court in CA No.10640-46 of 2013 and other connected matters. Accordingly, in the case of pre-1996 retired medical officers, NPA @ 25% shall be added to the minimum of the revised scale of pay as on 1.1.1996 corresponding to the pre-1996 pay scales from which the pensioner had retired, in cases where consolidated pension/family pension was to be stepped up to 50% / 30% respectively of the minimum of revised pay-scale in terms of OM No.45110/98-P&PW(A) dated 17.12.1998 read with OM No.45/86/97-P&PW(A) (Pt.) dated 11.5.2001.

4. This issues with the approval of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No. 518/E-V/2014 dated 29.9.2014.

5. Hindi version wiII follow.
(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director
Source: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/
#Non- Practicing Allowance, #NPA, pensioners portal orders, #Pre 2006 Pensioners, #Retired medical officers
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Upper Division Grade LDCE Examination – Intimation of vacancies for the Select List Year 2014 – Dopt Orders

Upper Division Grade LDCE Examination – Intimation of vacancies for the Select List Year 2014 – Dopt Orders
REMINDER
No.12/1/2014-CS.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Dated: 14th October, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Upper Division Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination – Intimation of vacancies for the Select List Year 2014 – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments O.M.of even number dated 19.08 2014 on the above subject. As the LDCE for the Select List year 2014 is to be conducted by SSC on 21.12.2014, it is requested that the cadre units as mentioned in the Annexure to this OM, may please furnish the requisite vacancy position to this Department, in the prescribed proforma, by 17th October, 2014. If the requisite information is not received by the stipulated date, it will be treated as ‘NIL’ and accordingly, vacancy would be communicated to SSC.
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(KameshwarMishra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/UDCLDCE2014vacancies.pdf]
#DOPT, #DOPT Circulars, #LDCE, #LDCE Quota, #LDCE Scheme, #DOPT Orders, #Indian Government Employees news
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Swachh Bharat Mission – Railway Compartments to have Bio-toilets

Swachh Bharat Mission – Railway Compartments to have Bio-toilets

In a move to strengthen the ‘Swachh Bharat’ Mission, ICF’s General Manager, Ashok K Agarwal said that henceforth railway compartments will be made with bio-toilets.

In the Financial Year 2013-14, ICF had achieved its target of producing 1622 railway compartments. Among the 8 factories in India, it has won the award for the best railway compartment manufacturing factory in the country. The award was given by the Railway Minister, Sadananda Gowda, on October 10. Railway employees and their families are the reason why we won the award. It was their hard work that made this award possible. In the current financial year, until September, we have manufactured 824 railway compartments. Target has been fixed to manufacture 1710 railway compartments by March 2015.

In order to ensure that Swachh Bharat mission continues to be effective, railway compartments will be manufactured with bio-toilets. These toilets convert human excreta into water and dispose of it. In addition to this, in order to avoid fire accidents, railway compartments will be produced, in future, with rust-proof alloys. If, despite these precautions, accidents occur, then there will be emergency exits and swing doors on both sides of the compartments. There are also plans to produce engines with superfast capabilities in future.

Currently, special railway compartments are being produced for the Kolkata Metro Rail trains. We have not been approached by Chennai Metro Rail officials. If they do, we are ready to produce railway compartments for them.

ICF Chief Mechanical Engineer, Pankaj Kumar; Chief Electrical Engineer, Hande Giri and others were present during the meeting.

Source: 7thpaycommissionnews.in
#Cleanliness Pledge, #Indian Railways, #Modi Government, #Swachh Bharat Mission, #Indian Government News
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UFBU Circular dated on 13.10.2014 – UFBU decides to intensify the Agitation – All India Strike on 12th November, 2014

UFBU Circular dated on 13.10.2014 – UFBU decides to intensify the Agitation – All India Strike on 12th November, 2014

UFBU CIRCULAR NO.30 
DATED 13-10-2014

UFBU decides to intensify the Agitation
All India Strike on 12th November, 2014
Relay Zonal Strikes from 2nd to 5th December, 2014
Withdraw Co-operation to the Managements
Demanding early and better wage revision settlement

We had informed our Units, vide our Circular dated 26-9-2014, about the negative approach of the IBA in the negotiations for wage revision. Having regard to the need to express our strong resentment and protest, UFBU has already given the call for observing certain agitational programmes including demonstrations on 17th October 2014 and for holding Dharnas in various States between 18th and 31st October, 2014. In view of the intermittent festival holidays in various parts of the country, the dates for the strike actions were decided to be finalised later.

In this background, UFBU meeting was held today in Bengaluru to chalk out the programmes and after due deliberations, the following further programmes have been decided upon:

29th October, 2014 Press Meet at all State Capitals and major centres(Press Note of UFBU, to be released by all the constituent unions, will be sent in due course)
30th October, 2014 All India Protest Day – Badge Wearing – Demonstrations/Rallies at all Centres
11th November, 2014 Centralised Demonstrations at all Centres
12th November, 2014 ALL INDIA ONE DAY PROTEST STRIKE
2nd December, 2014
to
5th December, 2014
Relay Zonal Strikes

To be followed by Further Strikes including Indefinite Strike

It was also decided unanimously by the UFBU to withdraw all types of extra co-operation by workmen/officers with immediate effect and to boycott all meetings called for by the bank managements after normal office hours. The meeting also decided against working on Sundays and other holidays.
The schedule of Relay Zonal Strikes is as under:
02.12.2014 – Southern Zone (consisting States of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Telengana and Union Territories of Lakshadweep and Puducherry.)
03.12.2014 – Northern Zone (consisting States of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, New Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal, Rajasthan and Union Territory of Chandigarh)
04.12.2014 – Eastern Zone (consisting States of Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, West Bengal, North Eastern States and Union Territory of Andaman & Nicobar Islands)
05.12.2014 – Western Zone (consisting States of Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Union Territories of Daman & Diu)

It is two years since we submitted our charter of demands. While 13 rounds of negotiations have taken place, there is no satisfactory progress in the talks because of the negative attitude of the IBA/Government. Everyone is aware that employees and officers in the banking sector are doing their best to serve the customers and implement various schemes of the Government despite innumerable hardships and difficulties. Yet, the genuine demand for adequate wage revision is being delayed and denied.

Even though we have shown our willingness to adopt a flexible approach in order to finalise the settlement expeditiously, the same is not being reciprocated by the IBA. Thus, once again, we have been pushed to the path of agitation and struggle.

We call upon all our unions and members to manifest their resentment and protest through effective implementation of the programmes.

Better and early wage revision – We demand – We deserve.

Source: AIBEA
#Bank Staff News, #Bank Strike AIBEA, #Bank Strike, #Bank Xth Bipartite, #Bipartite Wage Revision, #UFBU, #Indian Government News
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The Role of Government Employees In General Assembly Elections

Important role of Government employees play on the day of polling…

One of the reasons for this importance is the practice of selecting only the state and Central Government employees for election duties.One can say that it is impossible to hold elections without the assistance of state and Central Government employees. So crucial is their contribution.

They are involved in election duties for months, either directly or indirectly. The crowning moment of these efforts are during the polling day when thousands of government employees are appointed at all the polling booths, on an average of at least 3 per booth.

It might look like an easy task to handle in metropolitan cities and smaller towns. It is not easy to carry out these tasks in remote villages or mountainous polling booths that are almost isolated from the rest of the civilisation. More dangerous are the constituencies and areas that have been deemed sensitive and hypersensitive. In such areas, polling is held under tight security. From morning until evening, these officers have to sit at the polling stations with a heavy blanket of security. At the end of the polling, the voting machines are taken away under high security, but the officials who had manned the booth are left to fend for themselves and find their way back home.

According to the Government Order, if an employee deployed for poll duties fails to turn up on the polling day, then severe action would be taken against him/her.

In the past, a number of requests have been made to the Government to increase the honorarium paid to the employees on poll duties. Finally, it looks as if the Election Commission has heard the requests. According to information available, the Presiding Officer will be paid Rs. 1600, and the Polling Officer shall get an honorarium of Rs. 1150. The money shall be deposited directly in their bank accounts.

#Election Duties, #Election Duty, #Election Duty Allowance, #Honorarium for Election Duty, #Paid Holidays, #Indian Government News
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Election Commission Orders – Ex-gratia compensation to family of polling personnel who die or sustain injuries while on election duty

The Election Commission already published the orders on 25.4.2014 regarding the revised payment of ex-gratia compensation to family of polling personnel who die or sustain injuries while on election duty. For you information, we once again published the same…

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI-110001
No.218/6/2014/EPS
Dated: 25th April, 2014
To
1. The Chief Secretaries of all States/1st
2. The Chief Electoral Officers of all States/UTs

Subject: Payment of ex-gratia compensation to family of polling personnel who die or sustain injuries while on election duty – regarding.

Reference: Commission’s Letters (i) No.2l8/6/2014/EPS dated 25.03.2014; (ii) No.218/6/2009/EPS
dated 17.02.2009; (iii) No.218/6/2006/EPS dated 05.11.2008; (iv) No. 218/6/2003 PLN-I
dated 06.02.2003; (v) No. 218/6/98/PLN-l dated 25.11.1998; & (vi) No. 218/6/96-PS-11 dated 08.10.1996

Sir/Madam,
The Commission vide its letter of even number dated 25.03.2014 has revised the earlier slabs (as envisaged vide its order dated 17.02.2009) for ex-gratia payment in the event of any mishap to the election related officials. The revised slabs are as follows:
I. An amount of Rs.10 lakhs as the minimum amount to be paid to the next of kin of the official in the unfortunate event of death of the official while on election duty.
II. If the death is unfortunately caused due to any violent acts of extremist or unsocial elements like, road mines, bomb blasts, armed attacks, etc. the amount of compensation would be Rs.20 lakhs.
III. In the case of permanent disability, like loss of limb, eye sight, etc., a minimum ex-gratia payment of Rs.5 lakhs would be given to the official (which would be doubled in the case of such mishaps being caused by extremist or unsocial elements as aforesaid).
2. Now it has been brought to the notice of the Commission that some of the States are not extending the payment of ex-gratia to personnel of the CAPFs.

3. In this connection, the MHA has also requested the Commission that the compensation amount as per Commission’s order dated 25.03.2014 should include all the CAPFs/SAPS and other security force personnel deployed for election duty. The Commission. has considered the matter and following clarifications are issued as under:

a) Payment of ex-gratia compensation to family of polling personnel who die or sustain injuries while on election duty will be applicable to all personnel deployed in all types of election related duties, all security personnel including (CAPFs, SAPS, State Police, Home Guards, etc.), any private persons like drivers, cleaners, etc., hired for deployment for election duty. (The category of persons has been defined vide Commission ’s letter No. 218/6/98/PLN-1 dated 25.11.1998 No. 218/6/2003 PLN-I dated 06.02.2003).

b) The applicable period of election duty would start from the date of the announcement of the elections.

c) It is clarified that it would be reasonable to consider a person on election duty as soon as he/she leaves his/her residence/officeio reportfor any eLeCtioni related duty including training and until he/she reaches back his/her residence/office after performance of his/her election related duty. If any mishap takes place duringithis period, it should be treated as having occurred on election duty subject to condition that there should be a causal connection between occurrence of death/injury and the election duty. (As explained in Commission ’5 letter No.218/6/2006/EPS dated 0511,2008)

d) Payment of ex-gratia compensation prescribed by the Commission vide its letter dated 25.03.2014 will also be applicable to the CAPFS/SAPS and other security forces personnel deployed for election duty and this will be in addition to the compensation already being paid by the MHA under extant guidelines issued by DOP & PW, MHA and State Governments.

e) The expenditure on account of payment of ex-gratia compensation to the polling personnel is wholly borne by Government of India during elections to Lok Sabha and by the State Government during elections to Legislative Assemblies and shared on a 50:50 basis during simultaneous elections to Lok Sabha and Legislative Assembly by the Government of India and concerned State Governments. The share of the Government of India is paid by the Ministry of Law, Justice & Company Affairs (Legislative Department). (As explained vide Commission ’s letter No. 218/6/96-PS-II dated 08.10.1996).

f) It may be further clarified that in case of Lok Sabha elections, the payment of ex-gratia compensation shall be made by the State Government initially and the claims shall be made to the Government of India later on.

g) The CEOs and DEOs shall track death/injury cases and send a consolidated report from time to time to the Commission.
Yours faithfully,
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(SUMIT MUKHERJEE)
SECRETARY
Source: eci.nic.in
[http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/current/ImpIns2_25042014.pdf]
#Compensation to family, #Election Duty, #Election Duty Allowance, #Ex-Gratia, #Indian Government Employees news,
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Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Election Commission Orders

Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll – Election Commission Orders

Every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday.

Grant of paid holiday to all employees including daily wage/casual workers on the day of poll under Section 135B is reproduced below…

ELECTION COMMISSION OF INDIA
NIRVACHAN SADAN, ASHOKA ROAD, NEW DELHI-110001.
No.78/2013/EPS
Dated: 24th October, 2013
To
1. The Chief Secretaries to the Government of: –
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan,
Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
2. The Chief Electoral Officers of: –
Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram. Rajasthan,
Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.
3. The Secretary to the Govt. of India, M/o Personnel Public
Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel and
Training, North Block, New Delhi.

Subject:- General Election to the State Legislative Assemblies of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Delhi and bye-elections to fill the casual vacancies in the State Legislative Assemblies of Gujarat and Tamil Nadu — Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll — Regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to invite your attention to Section 135B of the Representation of the People Act. 1951 which provides for the grant of paid holiday to the employees on the day of poll. The Section 135B is reproduced below:

135B. Grant of paid holiday to employees on the day of poll.

(i) Every person employed in any business trade, industrial undertaking or any other establishment and entitled to vote at election to the House of the People or the Legislative Assembly of a State shall, on the day of poll, be granted a holiday.

(ii) No deduction or abatement of the wages of any such person shall be made on account of a holiday having been granted in accordance with sub-section (I) and if such person is employed on the basis that he would not ordinarily receive wages for such a day, he shall nonetheless be paid for such day the wages he would have drawn had not a holiday been granted to him on that day.

(iii) If an employer contravenes the provisions of sub-section (1) or susedion (2), then such employer shall be punishable with fine, which may extend to five hundred rupees.
(iv) This section shall not apply to any elector whose absence may cause danger or substantial loss in respect of the employment in which he is engaged.”

2. The above provisions recuire that all establishments and shops including those which work on shift basis shall be closed on the day of poll in the Constituency where a General/bye-election is to be held. However, there may be cases where a person is ordinanly resident of the Constituency and registered as an elector, may be serving/employed in an industrial undertaking or an establishment located outside the Constituency having a general/bye-election. It is clarified that in such a situation, even those electors including casual workers working outside the constituency concerned would be entitled to the benefit of a paid holiday extended under Section 135B(1) of the Representation of the People Act. 1951.

3. The daily wage/casual workers are also entitled for a holiday and wages on poll day as provided in Section 135B of the R.P. Act, 1951.

4. The Commission desired that suitable instructions should be issued to all concerned and a copy there of be endorsed to the Commission for its information and record.

5. The receipt of this letter may please be acknowledged.
Yours faithfully,
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(Sumit Mukherjee)
Secretary
Source : www.eci.nic.in
#Election Duties, #Election Duty Allowance, #Election Holidays, #Legislative Assembly Election, #State Government Employees
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Revised rates of incentive to bank officers posted North Eastern Region – Orders issued by Department of Financial Services

Revised rates of incentive to bank officers posted North Eastern Region – Orders issued by Department of Financial Services
 
Proposal has been accepted by the Ministry of Finance and issued orders regarding revision of rates of incentives to Public Sector Bank officers posted to North Eastern Region as follows…

F.No.4/4/2/2001-IR
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services
Jeevan Deep, IIIrd Floor,
Parliament Street, New Delhi
Dated the September 26, 2014
To
The Chairman,
SBI/IDBI and CMDs of all PSBs.

Subject: Incentives to officers posted to North Eastern Region – revision thereof

Sir, 
I am directed to refer to this Department’s letter of even number dated 11.1.2002 on the subject cited above and to say that proposal of revision/reconsideration of the ceiling of ad hoc and temporary incentives to officers posted North Eastern Region has been examined in this Department and it has been decided to advise the Public Sector Banks as follows

i) The incentive shall be 20% of basic pay with minimum Rs. 3000/- pm and maximum Rs. 7500/- pm.
ii) Officers belonging to a State in North Eastern Region but posted in other States of North Eastern Region shall also be eligible.

2. Other terms and conditions as provided earlier and covered in letter dated 11.1.2002 shall remain the same. The above revision in the incentives is applicable with immediate effect. Banks are requested to take appropriation action accordingly.

3. This issues with the approval of Secretary (FS).
Yours faithfully,
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(Manish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://financialservices.gov.in/download.asp?rec=317&NotificationType=C
#North Eastern Region, #Public Sector Bank Officers, #Public Sector Banks Employees, #Special Incentive Allowance, #Indian Government News,
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