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Sunday, 31 May 2015

Dearness Allowance increase is likely to be 118% of pay from July 2015

Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01/07/2015-reg-NFIR View
Dearness Allowance increase is likely to be 118% of pay from July 2015
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No. I/5(A)/Part. I Dated: 01/05/2015
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR
Dear Brother,
Sub: Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01/07/2015 -reg.

The All India Consumer Price Index for March 2015 was 254 and if it remains as it is for next three (3) months or if it rises to 256, the average is expected to be 253. Consequently, the Dearness Allowance increase is likely to be 118% of pay from July 2015.

The above is for information of affiliates. You are aware that the Government normally announces DA. revision in September, to be given effect from July.
Yours fraternally,
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(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
source-http://www.nfirindia.org/
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AICPIN for the month of April 2015

AICPIN for the month of April 2015
No. 5/1/2015- CPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU
`CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED : 29th May, 2015
Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) – April, 2015

The All-India CPI-IW for April, 2015 increased by 2 points and pegged at 256 (two hundred and fifty six). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 0.79 per cent between March, 2015 and April, 2015 when compared with the increase of (+) 1.26 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

The maximum upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing (+) 1.24 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Arhar Dal, Gram Dal, Urd Dal, Fish Fresh, Goat Meat, Poultry (Chicken), Milk (Buffalo & Cow), Vegetable & Fruit items, Tea (Readymade), Snack (Sweet & Saltish), Country Liquor, Electricity Charges, Doctor’s Fee, Private Tuition Fee, Tailoring Charges, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was restricted by Eggs (Hen), Onion, Chillies Green, Sugar, Petrol, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

The year-on-year inflation measured by monthly CPI-IW stood at 5.79 per cent for April, 2015 as compared to 6.28 per cent for the previous month and 7.08 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, the Food inflation stood at 5.68 per cent against 6.98 per cent of the previous month and 7.76 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year.

At centre level, Srinagar reported the highest increase of 9 points followed by Bhilai (5 points). Among others, 4 points increase was observed in 14 centres, 3 points in 9 centres, 2 points in 14 centres and 1 point in 18 centres. On the contrary, Giridih centre recorded a maximum decrease of 6 points followed by Guntur (3 points) and Ranchi-Hatia and Godavarikhani (2 points each). Among others, 1 point decrease was observed in 8 centres. Rest of the 9 centres’ indices remained stationary.

The indices of 36 centres are above All India Index and other 42 centres’ indices are below national average.

The next index of CPI-IW for the month of May, 2015 will be released on Tuesday, 30th June, 2015. The same will also be available on the office website www.labourbureau.gov.in.
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(S.S.NEGI)
Director
Source: http://www.labourbureau.gov.in/Press%20Note%20English%20Apr%202015.pdf
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General Pension Fund: Employees allowed to get advance money

Employees allowed to get advance money from their GPF

Chandigarh: Punjab government today allowed its employees to get advance payment from their respective GPF (General Pension Fund) accounts for the purpose of higher education of their wards.

It also gave nod to provide non-returnable advance to its employees for the treatment of employees or their family members, removing earlier restrictions in this regard.

The Finance Department in a statement said employees could get 90 per cent non-returnable advance from GPF before their superannuation.

According to official spokespersons, employees desiring to go for ‘Haj’along with their family members could also get non-returnable advance.

He said necessary directions have been issued to all heads of departments, commissioners of divisions, Registrar of Punjab and Haryana High Court, all Deputy Commissioners and all Session Judges.

PTI
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Thursday, 28 May 2015

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS WAS HELD ON 26.05.2015 DECLARATION.

CENTRAL TRADE UNIONS NATIONAL CONVENTION OF WORKERS WAS HELD ON 26.05.2015 DECLARATION.

The National Convention Calls upon the Central Trade Unions All India General Strike on 2nd September, 2015.

NATIONAL CONVENTIONAL OF WORKERS, 26.5.2015, DELHI
DECLARATION

This National Convention of Workers being held under the banner of joint platform of all the Central Trade Unions of the country along with independent national federations of all sectors and service establishments expresses deep concern over anti worker, anti-people and pro-corporate actions of the present Govt. at the Centre in pursuance of the policy of the globalisation. During this period the Govt. has been over-busy in amending all labour laws to empower the employers with unfettered justifys to “hire and fire” and stripping the workers and trade unions of all their justifys and benefits besides aggressively pushing through almost unlimited FDI in strategic sectors like Railways, Defence and Financial Sector. Also, through sweeping changes in the existing Land Acquisition Act, farmers’ justify to land and agri-workers’ justify to livelihood are been sought to be drastically curbed and curtailed.

The Govts’ aim in aggressively pushing through sweeping changes in labour-laws is nothing but to push our overwhelming majority of workers out of the coverage of all labour laws and to drastically curb the trade union justifys. The CTUs had besides other issues raised the issue of strict enforcement of labour laws and universal social security but this Govt. is doing away with all justifys-components in all the labour laws aiming at creating conditions of bonded labour in all the workplaces. EPF and ESI schemes are proposed to be made optional which is also aimed at demolishing the PF and ESI schemes dismantling the basic social security structures available to the organized sector. And for the vast unorganized sector workers, old schemes are being repackaged and renamed, without providing for funds and implementation-machinery/network with a view to befool the people. The Govt. has not taken any step to curb price rise of essential commodities and to generate employment except making tall claims of containing inflation in the media. On universalising public distribution system, the Govt. is trying to scuttle it through Direct Benefit Transfer resulting further squeeze on the common people.

During the year with the support of the present Govt. various state governments have brought about drastic anti-workers changes in basic labour laws viz., Industrial Disputes Act, Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, Factories Act and Apprenticeship Act, Trade Unions Act etc introducing “hire & fire”, throwing more than 71% of factories out of coverage of Factories Act and making all contractors employing up to 50 workers free from any obligation towards workers. The Central Govt. on its part has introduced amendments to Factories Act raising doubly the limit of workers for registration of factories, put in public domain the proposals for new Small Factories (Regulations of Service conditions) Bill which prescribes that major 14 labour laws will not apply to factories employing upto 40 workers. Labour Code on Wages Bill and Labour Code on Industrial Relations Bill which under the cover of amalgamation seek to make registration of unions almost impossible, making retrenchment and closure almost free for the employers class. These bills have been put in public domain without consulting the trade unions thereby violating the provisions of ILO Convention 144 on Tripartite Consultation. Amendments have also been brought in EPF & MP Act and ESI Act to make it optional with a sinister design to finally demolish the two time-tested statutory schemes for the workers. The Prime Minister’s office has written to the Chief Secretaries of States to follow Rajasthan Model in labour laws. All these amendments are meant to exclude 90% of the workforce from application of labour laws thereby allowing the employers to further squeeze and exploit the workers.

The Convention also expresses dismay over the Govt’s total inaction in implementing the consensus recommendations of 43rd , 44th and 45th Indian Labour Conference of formulation of minimum wages, same wage and benefits as regular workers for the contract workers and granting status of workers with attendant benefit to those employed in various central govt schemes like anganwadi, mid-day-meal, ASHA, para-teachers etc. On the contrary, the Govt drastically curtailed budget allocations to all those centrally sponsored schemes meant poor peoples’ welfare. It is also noted with utter dismay that the present government is also continuing to ignore the twelve point demands of entire trade union movement pertaining to concrete action to be taken for containing price-rise and aggravating unemployment situation, for strict implementation of labour laws, halting mass scale unlawful contractorisation, ensuring minimum wages for all of not less than Rs 15000 per month with indexation and universal social security benefits and pension for all including the unorganized sector workers, etc. The demands also include compulsory registration of Trade Unions within 45 days and ratification of ILO Conventions 87 and 98. Even the legislations passed by Parliament on the issue of Street Vendors is not being implement appropriately.

The National Convention also denounced the retrograde move of the Govt. in hiking/allowing FDI in Defence, Insurance, Railways and other sectors and also its aggressive move for disinvestment in PSUs including Oil and financial sector aiming at total privatisation which will be detrimental to the interests of the national economy, national security as well as mass of the common people. The National Convention also condemned the sweeping change sought to be brought in Land Acquisition Act permitting forcible acquisition of land from the farmers and putting in jeopardy the livelihood of agricultural workers. It is disgusting to note that 147 workers of Maruti-Suzuki at Manesar are being forced to languish in Jail for more than two years on false and fabricated charges. It is unfortunate that even after the assurance of Prime Minister to revive the closed NOKIA Sriperumbudur unit, the recent decision to sell it out demonstrates Government approach to deny protection to workers. The coal sector has already been opened for commercial operations by private sector.

The Convention supports the decision of the constituents of JCM of Central Govt. employees to go for indefinite strike from 23rd November, 2015 and will decide at appropriate stage the form of solidarity action to be taken. The Convention also congratulates coal, postal, transport and telecom workers for their strike against policies of the Govt.

The Convention demands upon the Central Govt. to stop forthwith the process of making retrograde amendments to the labour laws. The Convention also demands immediate steps to implement the consensus recommendations of successive Indian Labour Conferences and also positive response to long pending demands of the entire trade union movement of the country. The Convention urges the Central Govt. to desist from mindless drive for disinvestment in CPSUs and liberalising FDI in defence, insurance, Railways etc. and the convention also condemns the Govt. move of corporatization of major ports and postal services etc. The Convention urges the Govt. to reverse the direction of the ongoing economic policy regime which has landed the entire national economy in distress and decline affecting the working people most.

The Convention calls upon all the trade unions, federations across the sectors to widen and consolidate the unity at the grass-root level and prepare for countrywide united movement to halt and resist the brazen anti-worker and anti-people policies of the Govt and in preparation to the same undertakes unanimously the following programme:
 
1) Joint conventions and campaigns during June-July in state, district and industry level wherever possible and taking initiative to involve common people in support of workers struggle

2) ALL INDIA GENERAL STRIKE ON 2ND September 2015
The National Convention calls upon the trade unions and working people irrespective of affiliations to unite and make the countrywide General Strike a massive success.
BMS  – INTUC  –  AITUC  –  HMS  –  CITU
AIUTUC  – TUCC  –  SEWA  –  AICCTU  –  UTUC  –  LPF
and All India Federations of Banks, Insurance, Defence, Railways, Central/State Govt.
Employees and other Services Establishments

Source: Confederation
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Pensioners Portal Orders : DR to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015

Pensioners Portal Orders : DR to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015
G.I., Dept. of Pen. P.W., O.M.F.No.42/10/2014-P&PW(G), dated 26.5.2015

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.01.2015.

In continuation of this Department’s OM No 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 20th October, 2014, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 1.1.2015 to the following:

(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/ p.m. w.e.f. 1.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June,2013 vide OM No.1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 223% w.e.f. 1.1.2015.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 215% w.e.f. 1.1.2015.

(a) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs 645 w.e.f 04 June ,2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June,2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 654/-, Rs. 659/-, Rs. 703/- and Rs. 965/-.

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.
3. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 25.05.2015.


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Tuesday, 26 May 2015

DoPT is ready to hold meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015 on merger of DA, 7th CPC report on time, Scrap PFRDA Act

DoPT ready to hold meeting of NC JCM meeting on 29.05.2015 on merger of DA, 7th CPC report on time, Scrap PFRDA Act.

March to Parliament was held on 28.04.2015 and call of strike has been given by JCA on 23.11.2015 on the demands of central government employees. On the backdrop of the pressure mounted by JCA, DOPT has called a meeting of NC JCM on 29.05.2015 to discuss and consider the issues of central government employees.

No.3/1/2015-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi,dated the 21st May, 2015
To
Shri Shiva Gopal Mishra,
Secretary, Staff Side,
National Council (JCM)
13, C Ferozshah Road
New Delhi

Sir,
Please refer to your online grievance No.PM0PG/2015/83480 dated 28th April, 2015 regarding proposed call for Strike on 23.11.2015.

2. You will be aware that the meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) is scheduled to be held on 29.05.2015 and also meeting of the National Council (JCM) is likely to be held shortly. Some of the issues will be discussed and considered during the meetings.

Yours faithfully
(A.Asholi Chalai)
Director (JCA)

CHARTER OF DEMANDS:

1.    Effect wage revision of the Central Government Employees from 01.01.2014, accepting the memorandum of the Staff Side JCM; ensure 5-year wage revision in future; grant Interim Relief and Merger of 100% of DA. Ensure submission of the 7th CPC report within the stipulated time frame of 18 months; include the Grameen Dak Sewaks within the ambit of the 7th CPC.  Settle all anomalies of the 6th CPC.

2.    No privatisation, PPP or FDI in Railways and Defence Establishments and no corporatisation of postal services.

3.    No Ban on recruitment/creation of post.

4.    Scrap PFRDA Act and re-introduce the defined benefit statutory pension scheme.

5.    No outsourcing; contractorisation, privatisation of governmental  functions; withdraw the proposed move to close down the Printing Presses; the publication, form store and stationery departments and Medical Stores Depots; regularise the existing daily rated/casual and contract workers and absorption of trained apprentices.

6.  Revive the JCM functioning at all levels as an effective negotiating forum for settlement of the demands of the CGEs.

7.    Remove the arbitrary ceiling on compassionate appointments.

8.    No labour reforms which are inimical to the interest of the workers.

9.    Remove the ceiling on payment of Bonus.

10. Ensure five promotions in the service career.


Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/2015/dopt-to-hold-a-meeting-of-nc-jcm-meeting-on-29-05-2015/
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Monday, 25 May 2015

Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.

Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.

SPECIAL RECRUITMENT DRIVE
FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES
TIME BOND

No.36012/39/2014-Estt (Res)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, Dated the 22nd May, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Special Recruitment Drive to fill up the vacancies for Persons with Disabilities.
The Hon‘ble Supreme Court in its interim Order dated 28.04.2015 in Contempt Petition No. 499/2014 in Civil Appeal No. 9096/2013 in the matter of National Federation of Blind has. inter-alia, directed that the period for filling up of vacancies of Persons with Disabilities needs to be suitably compressed. Keeping in view the direction of the Hon’ble Supreme Court. the competent authority has approved launching of Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of unfilled vacancies of Persons with Disabilities.

2. in a meeting held on 08.05.2015 under the Chairmanship of Secretary (Personnel) with more than 45 Departments/Ministries, the issue of launch of the Special Recruitment Drive was discussed in detail.

3. Keeping in view the time frame agreed upon by the Departments/Ministries, all Ministries/Departments are requested to take immediate necessary action for filling up of vacancies for persons with disabilities already reported to the Hon’ble Supreme Court and launch a Special Recruitment Drive to fill up those vacancies as per schedule given below:-

I. Outer Time frame for filling up of vacancies where recruitment action has already been initiated

Sl. No.
Action
Target Date
1.
Issue of instructions by the Ministries / Departments to all appointing authorities under their charge for conduct of the drive
By15.06.2015
2.
Reporting of vacancies to the UPSC / SSC or other concerned recruiting agencies by the concerned Ministries / Departments / appointing authorities. if not already reported
By 15.07.2015
3.
Advertisement by the UPSC/SSC/ Other recruiting agencies, if not already done
By 31.8.2015
4.
Receipt of applications / nominations by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agencies
By 30.9.2015
5.
Holding of interviews / tests etc. by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agencies
By 15.11.2015
6.
nformation about the selected candidates by the UPSCISSC/Other Recruiting Agencies to the concerned Ministry/Department/Office
By 30.11.2015
7.
Issue of offers of appointment to the selected candidates
By 31.12.2015

II. Outer Time frame for tilting up of vacancies where recruitment action is yet to be initiated
Sl. No.
Action
Target Date
1.
Issue of Instructions by the Ministries / Departments to all appointing authorities under their charge for conduct of the drive
By 01.07.2015
2.
Reporting of vacancies to the UPSC/SSC or other concerned recruiting agencies by the concerned Ministries Departments/appointing authorities
By 30.07.2015
3.
Advertisement by the UPSC/SSC/ Other recruiting agencies
By 30.9.2015
4.
Receipt of applications / nominations by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agencies
By 20.11.2015
5.
Holding of interviews / tests etc. by the UPSC/SSC/Other recruiting agencies
By 20.12.2015
6.
Information about the selected candidates by the UPSC/SSC/Other Recruiting Agencies to the concerned Ministries/Department/Office
By 1.1.2016
7.
 issue of offers of appointment to the selected candidates
By 1.2.2016

4. All the Ministries I Departments. attached. subordinate offices, Central Public Sector Undertakings and autonomous bodies are requested to take action as per schedule given in preceding paragraphs of this Office Memorandum. They are also requested to collect information from all the appointing authorities under them and send the reports to this Department. as per the prescribed proforma attached with this Office Memorandum.


5. The attached offices. subordinate offices. Central Public Sector Undertakings and autonomous bodies will send their reports to the concerned administrative Ministry, who will ensure compilation of the same and thereafter send a consolidated report to the Department of Personnel and Training.

6. Hindi Version will follow.
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(G.Srinivasan)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of india
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02adm/36012_39_2014_Estt_Res.pdf]
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Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents: 

In order to facilitate the prompt payment of the family pension in such cases, Armed Force Personnel/pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and submit the same to the Pension Sanctioning authority through the appointing authority for inclusion in the PPO /revised PPO.
No. 1(7)/2013-D(Pension/Policy)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
New Delhi
Dated: 15th May 2015
To
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
SUBJECT: Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents
Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in the GOI, MOD letter No A/49601/ AG/PS-4 (e)/3363/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 27.08.1987 as modified vide this Ministry’s letter No. 906//A/D(Pen/Ser)/05 dated 13.08.2008 and No 02(03)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17th January 2013 of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare regarding grant of Pension to old parents and disabled children/sibling after the death of the pensioners/family pensioner. Certain difficulties are being experienced for grant of such pension. The matter has been examined and it has been decided to further streamline the process of grant of pension to old parents/disabled children sibling as under. The employee/pensioner/family pensioner may, at any time before or after retirement/ death of Armed Force Personnel, make a request to the Appointing Authority seeking advance approval for grant of family pension for life to a permanently disabled child/sibling in terms of provisions contained in GOI, MOD Letter No.- A/49601/ AG/PS4(e)/3363/B/D (Pension/Services) dated 27.08.1987 as amended vide GOI MOD Letter No. 906/ AIDGPen/Sers)/05 dated 13.08.2008, which are reproduced as under:
2. Before allowing the family pension for life to any such son or daughter, the appointing authority shall satisfy that the handicap is of such a nature so as to prevent him or her from earning his or her livelihood and the same shall be evidenced by a certificate obtained from a Medical Board comprising of a Medical Superintendent or a Principal or a Director or Head of the Institution or his nominee as Chairman and two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialist in the particular area of mental or physical disability including mental retardation setting out, as far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition of the child. As per GOI, MOD Letter No.- PN/7995/D(Pen/Pol)/2010 dated 01.10.2010, the family Pension to the dependent disabled siblings shall be payable if the siblings were wholly dependent upon the Armed Force Personnel immediately before his or her death and deceased Armed Force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child or eligible parents.

3(a). In terms of GOI, MOD Letter No. B/38207/ AG/PS4/931/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 6.08:-1998 the-family pension-to the parents-shall-be-payable if-the parents were wholly dependent on the Armed force Personnel immediately before his or her death and the deceased Armed force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child.

7. The authorization as indicated above shall be made in the PPO or by issuing a revised PPO if a child, parents or siblings is authorized for family pension after issue of the PPO. The revised PPO shall take the usual route to the Pension Disbursing Authority. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall start disbursing family pension to the permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents after the death of the pensioner/spouse/other family pensioner, as the case may be, on the basis of the PPO /revised PPO, approval of the appointing authority and the death certificates/s) of the pensioner and other family pensioners and the self-certificate for income.

8. Such an authorization shall become invalid in case a person becomes member of family after issue/amendment of such PPO and is entitled to family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents at the time of the death of the Pensioners/spouse. For example, the pensioner may marry/remarry after the death of first spouse or adopt a child. Such spouse/child may be eligible for family pension at the time of death of the pensioner or death/ineligibility of the spouse. A child adopted by the spouse of the pensioner shall not be treated as a member of the Family of the deceased pensioner. A decision regarding grant of family pension in such cases will be taken by the appointing authority in accordance with provisions of A151/80.

9. In order to facilitate the prompt payment of the family pension in such cases, Armed Force Personnel/pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and submit the same to the Pension Sanctioning authority through the appointing authority for inclusion in the PPO /revised PPO.

10. This issues with the concurrence of the finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No. 10(01)/2015/FIN/PEN dated 24.03.2015.

11. Hindi version will follow.
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(Prem Parkash)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: http://www.desw.gov.in/sites/upload_files/desw/files/pdf/D%28PenPolicy%29-15-May-2015_0.pdf
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Headquarters/Home Town Leave Travel Concession : Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue

Headquarters/Home Town Leave Travel Concession : Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue

Headquarters / Place of Posting and Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue on this matter

“The number of Central Government employees utilizing the LTC facilities has increased substantially thanks to the initiative of the tourism department to encourage the development of economically-backward states”
Not many would have know this message that there are a number of retired Central Government employees who had completed 40 years of their service without utilizing even a single LTC facility.

“Once upon a time, LTC was considered as a wasteful expense…things have changed, and now people treat it as an indulgence…!”

In the past, not many were interested in LTC because the families were big and only the lowest class journey fare was reimbursed by the Central Government. But, now, LTC includes travel in air-conditioned class and air-fare. Not surprisingly, employees are now very much interested and are utilizing the facility without fail.
Practical difficulties began when a number of employees began to travel. One of them was the situation where the office location and the employee’s hometown are the same. Usually, Central Government employees are posted in towns and cities that are away from their hometown, or their native place. At the time of joining, the employees are required to denote a village or town as their home Town. This cannot be changed.

Once in every four years, the Government would give the option to reimburse the to and fro travel tickets for the employee and his/her family to go to their hometown to meet their relatives and to look after the family’s immovable properties located there. This facility is called the Home Town LTC.

In the past, since only a few utilized this facility, there wasn’t any confusion in implementing them. When the Government announced that Home Town LTC could be converted as All India LTC, troubles began and clarifications were required.

LTC rules state that the headquarter/place of posting and the employee’s Home Town are the same, then he/she is not entitled to the conversion of Home Town LTC.

There are many questions in the minds of the employees about this clause.
  • Will the facility of Home Town LTC be denied if the headquarters and home town share the same Postal Pin code?
  • Does this apply if both come under the limits of the same municipality or Panchayat?
  • Will the 8 KM rule of CGHS apply to this?
  • Should the home town and headquarters not be located in the same district?
  • What does the phrase “irrespective of distance,” which is underlined in a number of orders, mean?
  • Will the interpretation differ from one office to the other?
A number of such doubts prevail among employees.

One thing is for certain – Central Government employees will now be very alert about definitions regarding hometowns.
Source: http://90paisa.org/
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Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare Orders regarding Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

G.I., Dept. of Ex-Servicemen Welfare, O.M.No.1(7)/2013-D(Pension/Policy), dated 15.5.2015

SUBJECT: Simplification of Pension process for permanently disabled children/siblings and dependent parents

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to the provisions contained in the GOI, MOD letter No A/49601/AG/PS-4 (e)/3363/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 27.08.1987 as modified vide this Ministry’s letter No.906//A/D(Pen/Ser)/05 dated 13.08.2008 and No 02(03)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17th January 2013 of the Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare regarding grant of Pension to old parents and disabled children/sibling after the death of the pensioners/family pensioner. Certain difficulties are being experienced for grant of such pension. The matter has been examined and it has been decided to further streamline the process of grant of pension to old parents/disabled children sibling as under. The employee/pensioner/family pensioner may, at any time before or after retirement/ death of Armed Force Personnel, make a request to the Appointing Authority seeking advance approval for grant of family pension for lif to a permanently disabled child/sibling in terms of provisions contained in GOI, MOD Letter No.A/49601/AG/PS4(e)/3363/B/D (Pension/Services) dated 27.08.1987 as amended vide GOL MOD Letter No.906/ AIDGPen/Sers)/05 dated 13.08.2008, which are reproduced as under:

2. Before allowing the family pension for life to any such son or daughter, the appointing authority shall satisfy that the handicap is of such a nature so as to prevent him or her from earning his or her livelihood and the same shall be evidenced by a certificate obtained from a Medical Board comprising of a Medical Superintendent or a Principal or a Director or Head of the Institution or his nominee as Chairman and two other members, out of which at least one shall be a Specialis in the particular area of mental or physical disability including mental retardation setting out, as far as possible, the exact mental or physical condition of the child. As per GOI, MOD Letter No.PN/7995/D(Pen/Pol)/2010 dated 01.10.2010, the family Pension tothe dependent disabled siblings shall be payable if the siblings were wholly dependent upon the Armed Force Personnel immediately before his or her death and deceased Armed Force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child or eligible parents.

3(a). In terms of GOI, MOD Letter No.B/38207/AG/PS4/931/B/D(Pen/Ser) dated 6.08:-1998 the-family pension-to the parents-shall-be-payable if-the parents were wholly dependent on the Armed force Personnel immediately before his or her death and the deceased Armed force Personnel is not survived by a widow or an eligible child.

7. The authorization as indicated above shall be made in the PPO or by issuing a revised PPO if a child, parents or siblings is authorized for family pension after issue of the PPO. The revised PPO shall take the usual route to the Pension Disbursing Authority. The Pension Disbursing Authority shall start disbursing family pension to the permanently disabled child/sibling or dependent parents after the death of the pensioner/spouse/other family pensioner, as the case may be, on the basis of the PPO/revised PPO, approval of the appointing authority and the death certificates/s) of the pensioner and other family pensioners and the self-certificate for income.

8. Such an authorization shall become invalid in case a person becomes member of family after issue/amendment of such PPO and is entitled to family pension prior to the disabled child/sibling/dependent parents at the time of the death of the Pensioners/spouse. For example, the pensioner may marry/remarry after the death of first spouse or adopt a child. Such spouse/child may be eligible for family pension at the time of death of the pensioner or death/ineligibility of the spouse. A child adopted by the spouse of the pensioner shall not be treated as a member of the Family of the deceased pensioner. A decision regarding grant of family pension in such cases will be taken by the appointing authority in accordance with provisions of A151/80.

9. In order to facilitate the prompt payment of the family pension in such cases, Armed Force Personnel/pensioners/their spouses may open a bank account of such children/siblings/parents and submit the same to the Pension Sanctioning authority through the appointing authority for inclusion in the PPO /revised PPO.

10. This issues with the concurrence of the finance Division of this Ministry vide their UO No.10(01)/2015/FIN/PEN dated 24.03.2015.

Source: www.desw.gov.in
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Saturday, 23 May 2015

Bank Employees Pay Scale as on May 2015 – Detailed Entry Level Salary for Clerk, Sub-staff, Officers

Bank Employees Pay Scale as on May 2015 – Detailed Entry Level Salary for Clerk, Sub-staff, Officers
ALL INDIA PNB STAFF FEDERATION
(Affiliated to N.C.B.E.)
Central Office:
R-8/38 Raj Nagar
Ghaziabad (U.P.)
Ph. /Fax No: 0120-4136800 Mobile (G.S.): 9818562336
E-mail: aipnbsf@yahoo.co.in Website: www.aipnbsf.org

Camp Office:
Punjab National Bank
Preet Vihar, Delhi-92
Circular No. 11/2015
Dated: 20.05.2015
TO ALL MEMBERS

10th BIPARTITE SETTLEMENT AT A GLANCE PAYSLIP INCREASE 15% (Rs.2270 CRORE)
1. Pay Scales: With effect from 01.11.2012-

bank employees revised pay scales may 2015

2. Stagnation Increments: 8 (Eight)
Sub-staff: 8×2 years;
Clerical: 5×3 years + 3×2 years

3. Dearness Allowance: 0.10% per slab of 4 points over 4440 points of CPI 1960 Base

4. PQP: Rs.410, 800, 1210, 1620, 2010

5. Special Pay: Clerical: SWO‘B’- 820, Head Cashier II- 1280, Special Assistant- 1930
Sub-staff: Armed Guard/Bills Collector- 390, Daftary- 560, Head Peon- 740
Driver- 2370, Electrician/AC Plant Helper- 2040, Head Messenger (IOB)- 1630

6. H.R.A.: Population 45 lacs & above- 10%, 12-45 lacs & Goa- 9%, Other Centres- 7.5%

7. FPP: Clerical: 1580, 1570, 1550/1450 (increment component- 1310)
Sub-Staff: 790, 780, 780/730 (Increment component- 655)

8. Transport Allowance: Upto 15th stage- Rs.425, 16th stage and above- Rs.470

9. Special Allowance (A New Allowance Introduced): 7.75% of Basic Pay + D.A. thereon

10. Medical Aid: Rs.2200 p.a.

11. Washing Allowance: Rs.150 p.m.

12. Cycle Allowance: Rs.100 p.m.

13. Dependent family Income Criteria: Income upto Rs 10,000 p.m.

The full Settlement is under preparation and will be signed on Monday, the 25th May, 2015. RBI has given its in principle clearance for implementing full holidays on 2nd & 4th Saturdays. Matter is being expedited with the Government now.
With Greetings,
Yours comradely,
(R.K.SHARMA)
GENERAL SECRETARY
Source: www.aipnbsf.org
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Financial Components of Wage Revision – AIBOA Circular

Financial Components of Wage Revision – AIBOA Circular

ALL INDIA BANK OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION

Circular No.10/VI/2015
May 20,2015
Camp :Mumbai
All Units / State Committees
Dear Comrades,
  • Understanding reached on financial components of wage revision.
  • 7th Joint Note to be inked on 25th May 2015 at Mumbai Today, the penultimate round on the current wage revision was held at IBA Office, Cuffe Parade, Mumbai at 2.30 p.m. The IBA team was led by Shri Arun Tiwari, CMD, Union Bank, Shri Ashwini Mehra, DMD, SBI, Shri M. V. Tanksale, CEO, IBA, Shri K. Unnikrishnan, Dy. CEO, IBA, Shri K. S. Chauhan, Vice President, HR & IR, IBA besides the support team of IBA.
Preceding the discussions, there was a preliminary round in which Com. Alok Khare, Vice Chairman, besides the undersigned with the other organizational representatives participated in the exercise.

CEO, IBA while welcoming the representatives of the officers organisations expressed his happiness in the matter of reaching the understandings on distribution of the financial benefits to the officers based on the MOU inked on 23rd February 2015. He emphasized the need to protect and promote the public sector banks image in the eyes of the common man of the country. He also expressed the need to take forward the message of building a sense of belonging to the members of the officers community. Shri Arun Tiwari, CMD, UBI was categorical that the work force needs to be satisfied first through whom the image building and the involvement to build the public sector banks would become possible. Representatives of the four officers organisations responded positively to the observations and expressions made by the members of the IBA team. The agreed load was distributed amongst the pay slip components through mutual discussion and the chart of allocation was signed by the both the parties. The details are as under :

1. Basic Pay –
Scale I – 23700 – 980(7) – 30560 -1145(2)-32850-1310(7)-42020
Scale II – 31705-1145(1)-32850-1310(10)-45950
Scale III – 42020-1310(5)-48570-1460(2)-51490
Scale IV – 50030-1460(4)-55870-1650(2)-59170
Scale V – 59170 -1650(2)-62470-1800(2)-66070
Scale VI – 68680-1960(4)-76520
Scale VII – 76520-2120(4)-85000

2. Dearness Allowance – @0.10% per slab above CPI 4440 currently – 33.70%

3. Addl Stagnation increment – Scale II – 1, Scale III-1, Scale IV-1 (periodicity once in two years)

4. CCA – Higher Area 4% – 870, Lower Area 3% – 600

5. HRA – Major A class – 9%, Area I – 8%, other places -7%

6. Medical Aid – Scale I to III – Rs.8000, Scale IV and above – Rs. 9050

7. Special Allowance – Scale I to III – 7.75%, Iv & V – 10%, VI & VII – 11%
(it attracts Dearness Allowance)

The approval related to holidays on 2nd & 4th Saturdays is pending with Government Authorities for their approval and notification. Comrades, efforts are taken to give true reflection of the above in the joint note coupled with particulars related to other service conditions too. Various suggestions have been made by officers organizations to IBA on these matters.

We shall convey the full details of the joint notes once the same is finally inked on 25th May 2015 at Mumbai.
Comradely,
[s/d]
/S NAGARAJAN/
GENERAL SECRETARY
Source: AIOBA
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All India Bank Officers Association presents Pay & Arrears Calculator for Bank Officers

All India Bank Officers Association presents Pay & Arrears Calculator for Bank Officers

AIBOA has presented a new updated pay and arrears calculator for bank officers through on its official website. Please click here to download the Pay & Arrears Calculator

Joint Note to be signed between Officers Organisations and IBA

As soon as the the joint note is signed we shall up load the full text of the same.

In the meanwhile we furnish here under the HIGHLIGHTS of pay AND other details on which areas of agreement reached for information of members

HIGHLIGHTS
Basic Pay 23700 – 85000
DA @0.10% per slab [ As on date 33.70% ]
Special allowance
Up to Scale III @ 7.75% + DA
Scale IV and V 10% + DA
Scale Vi and VII 11% + DA
HRA @ 7 8 9 %
CCA @ 600 and 870 > 3% and 4% subject to maximum
Medical Aid 8000 up to Scale III & 9050 above ScIII
Stagnation Increment one Additional Increment for Scale II III and IV

Source: AIBOA
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EPFO to deduct TDS on PF withdrawals in some cases from June

EPFO to deduct TDS on PF withdrawals in some cases from June

New Delhi: Retirement fund body EPFO will deduct tax at source from next month on PF withdrawals where accumulations are over Rs 30,000 and the employee has worked less than five years.

“The Finance Act, 2015 (20 of 2015) has inserted a new section 192A regarding the payment of accumulated provident fund balance due to an employee. The provision shall take effect from June 1, 2015,” an EPFO circular said today.

“Income Tax shall be deducted at source (TDS)… If at the time of payment of the accumulated PF balance is more than or equal to Rs 30,000 with service less than 5 years,” it added.

According to the circular, TDS will be deducted at the rate of 10 percent provided PAN is submitted.
However, in case Form 15G or 15H is submitted by the member, then no TDS shall be deducted. These forms are to declare that their income would not be taxable after receiving payment of their PF accumulations from EPFO.

While Form 15H is submitted by senior citizens (above 60 years of age), Form 15G is submitted by claimants below the age of 60 years.

As per the circular, TDS will be deducted at the maximum marginal rate of 34.608 percent if a member fails to submit PAN or Form 15G or 15H.

However, there are certain exceptions to deduction of TDS by EPFO. TDS shall not be deducted in case of transfer of PF from one account to another PF account.

Besides, it will not attract TDS if the employee is terminated from service due to ill health of member and discontinuation or contraction of business by employer.

EPFO will also not deduct TDS if the employee withdraws PF after a period of five years of continuous service, including service with former employer.

The body will also not deduct TDS where payment is less than Rs 30,000 but the member has rendered service of less than 5 years.

It would also not deduct TDS if the employee withdraws an amount more than or equal to Rs 30,000 with service of less than 5 years but submits Form 15G/15H along with his/her PAN.

The proposal to deduct TDS on PF withdrawals was part of the Finance Bill, 2015.

PTI
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PSU bank employees will soon get pay hike, arrears for 30 months

PSU bank employees will soon get pay hike, arrears for 30 months

Mumbai, May 22:  Employees of public sector banks, old generation private sector banks and some foreign banks will be a happy lot as they will soon get 15 per cent pay hike, arrears for the last 30 months, and other benefits as part of a deal that the unions and bank managements have reached.

Unions, under the aegis of the United Forum of Bank Unions, and bank managements, represented by the Indian Banks’ Association, have worked out a detailed Bipartite Settlement/ Joint Note and the same will be formalised on May 25.

The benefits that about 7.50 lakh bank employees stand to get are a special pay, a new hospitalisation scheme backed up by insurance and holiday on every second and fourth Saturday in a month.

The back wages (arrears) that bank employees will get for the last 30 months will warm the cockles of their heart. Income tax authorities too will be happy as arrears will be taxable.


S Nagarajan, General Secretary, All India Bank Officers’ Association, said “A special allowance has been introduced for employees… there is a new hospitalisation scheme backed up by insurance.” The wage settlement will benefit 3,04,000 odd officers (as on March 31, 2012) in the banking sector.

Officers will get health insurance cover of Rs. 4 lakh and the clerical and sub-staff will get Rs. 3 lakh cover, he added.

A corporate buffer will be created by banks to reimburse hospitalisation expenditure exceeding the above mentioned limits.

Pointing out that the last wage settlement expired in October 2012, Nagarajan, in a lighter vein, observed that “Five years is the tenure of the wage settlement. We have already exhausted 30 months in coming to a settlement. It’s time now to submit the next charter of demands.”

Vishwas Utagi, Vice President, All India Bank Employees Association, said the wage settlement will benefit about 4.50 lakh clerical and sub-staff in the banking sector.

Bank employees will get close a couple of lakh rupees, on an average, as arrears in gross terms, he explained. Since payrolls are computerised, the arrears could be credited to employees’ accounts in a month.

Utagi said the issue of upgradation of pension of retirees and 100 per cent neutralisation of dearness allowance will be taken up by the United Forum of Bank Unions separately.

Read at: The Hindu Businessline
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Thursday, 21 May 2015

Treatment of period of Railway employees sent for medical treatment of serious ailments like Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis -reg.

Treatment of period of Railway employees sent for medical treatment of serious ailments like Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis as Govt. duty: NFIR writes to Railway Board

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 055
No. 11/10
Dated: 19/05/2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Treatment of period of Railway employees sent for medical treatment of serious ailments like Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis -reg.

Federation desires to invite attention of the Railway Board to the provisions contained in Rule No. 1676 (1) extract of which is reproduced below:-

“A Railway servant suffering from Cancer, Tuberculosis or Polio myelitis who is sent to a hospital referred in Rule 643 RI for treatment on the advice of the authorised Medical Attendant shall be entitled to travelling allowance as for a journey on tour to and from the place of treatment, but no daily allowance shall be admissible for any halts”

As per the above provision Railway employee or a family member of the employee if suffering from Cancer, Tuberculoses or Polio myelitis and sent to Railway Hospital or referred to another Hospital for treatment is entitled for payment of travelling allowance similar to the journey on tour, to and from the place of treatment.
NFIR has noted that the rules, however, do not cover the period of absence during the medical treatment of the Railway employee or member of his/her family. Reports received by the Federation from Zones/Divisions reveal that Railway employees have been facing difficulties in absence of adequate provision as the period spent by the employee is debited against ‘leave due‘ and sometimes leads to ‘Nil’ balance which causes further hardships as the employees are denied salary due to non- availability of adequate amount of leave in the leave account.

NFIR, therefore requests the Railway Board to make suitable provision in the rules for treating such periods as duty, may be, on production of medical certificate from the authorised medical officer and issue instructions accordingly. This will send a right message among the Railway employees as a positive welfare measure. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7UMjJHOXdQUi1SUmM/view]
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Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana.

PFRDA Order: Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana
PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
1st Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No. 6.
Vasant Kunj Institutional Area,
Phase – II, New Delhi – 110070
No. PFRDAIAPY/4/62
19th May, 2015
To,
All Banks under APY
Sir,
Subject: Incentive for mobilization and registration of subscribers under Atal Pension Yojana.

I am directed to say that incentive structure for Banks to mobilize and register subscriber under Atal Pension Yojana has been under the consideration of PFRDA.

2. In consultation with the Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, it has been decided that for mobilizing each account the Banks will be paid an incentive as per the table below:
i. Per capita incentive at Rs 100
ii. Incentive payable for promotion and development of APY:

S no Number of subscribers under APY with each Bank Incentive for promotional efforts (only for new accounts opened during the year)
1  Less than 1 lakh Rs 20/-
2 More than 1 lakh upto 3 lakh Rs 30/-
3 More than 3 lakh upto 5 lakh Rs 40/-
4 More than 5 lakh Rs 50/-

As Banks are expected to engage the Banking Correspondents (BCs) / Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs) / Non-bank aggregators to mobilize the subscribers, they can Share the incentives with such BCs / MFIs / Non-bank aggregators etc. in the ratio 50:50 :: Banks : BCs/MFIs/ Non-bank aggregators.
 
3. Banks are advised to contact aggregators for shifting of existing eligible Swavalamban subscribers to APY as per the scheme.
 
4. Payment of incentives to banks each year will be made after the completion of the financial year on receipt of funds from the government.

Yours sincerely,
(Purnima Sharma)
Dy. General Manager
Source: http://pfrda.org.in/WriteReadData/Links/Incentive%20Structure%20for%20APY5c598c21-5021-481a-8866-16213d2d1343.pdf
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Joint letter of AIRF and NFIR: Scrapping of NPS, Upgradation of Post from Gp C to Gp B, Stepping of Pay of Loco Inspector etc: AIRF & NFIR writes to Member Staff, Railway Board for Joint Meeting.

Scrapping of NPS, Upgradation of Post from Gp C to Gp B, Stepping of Pay of Loco Inspector etc: AIRF & NFIR writes to Member Staff, Railway Board.

Joint letter of AIRF and NFIR: Scrapping of NPS, Upgradation of Post from Gp C to Gp B, Stepping of Pay of Loco Inspector etc: AIRF & NFIR writes to Member Staff, Railway Board for Joint Meeting.

No. II/NFIR/95/Part VII
Dated: 19/05/2015
Shri Pradeep Kumar
Member Staff,
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.
Sub: Joint letter of AIRF and NFIR -reg.

The Federations seriously disappointed over non-finalisation of issues in spite of discussion held at lower level on a number of occasions. Even he agreed issues in the full Board Meeting held on 7th February 2014, have not been implemented (eg stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01/01/2006 and upgradation of Apex level Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘B’ Gazetted- 3335 posts).

While conveying unhappiness over procrastination of matters, we list below the issues which are needed to be settled at the earliest. Incidentally, it is mentioned that a few issues agreed to during
discussions in the Fast Track Committee Meetings are yet to be complied with:-

Issues:
  • Induction of Course Completed Act Apprentices against erstwhile Group ‘D’ vacancies in Safety and other categories.
  • Exemption of Railways from New Pension Scheme – Hon‘ble Minister for Railways sent proposal to Finance Minister on 29’h March 2014 and thereafter the Railway Board has sent reminder to the MoF,
  • Absorption of Quasi-Administrative Units staff against erstwhile Group ‘D‘ vacancies Railway Board have arbitrarily cancelled the policy decision issued in 1973 and 1977, Since then the Federations have been pressing for restoration of policy. The subject has been dealt with in the DC/NCM meeting also vide item No. 27/2006 & 12/2012. Also the subject was discussed in the meeting held by the Full Board on 7th Feb. 2014. Unfortunately. there has been no satisfactory finalisation of this item.
  • Upgradation of Apex level Group ‘C‘ posts to Group ‘B‘ Gazetted (3335 posts) – implementation of agreement dated 7th Feb 2014 is yet to be ensured.
  • Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01/01/2006. Although agreed in the Full Board meeting. the decision has not been implemented yet.
  • Though instructions have been issued by the Railway Board for inclusion of a few additional categories of safety categories of staff in GP 1800 under LARSGESS vide Railway Board‘s letter No. E(P&A)I-2010/RT-2 dated 24/03/2014, but unwarranted conditions like “working on tracks” have been shown even though these staff by virtue of working conditions perform Safety job.
  • Federations. therefore. urge upon the Member Staff to kindly fix Joint meeting at the earliest for frank discussions.
(Dr. M. Raghavaia)
General Secretary/NFIR
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary/AIRF
Source: NFIR
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Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Expected DA from July 2015: Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees

Expected DA from July 2015: Falling additional DA hike; Decreasing curiosity among employees

Along with the decreasing percentage of additional Dearness Allowance, there is also a noticeable fall in interest among employees to know more about ‘Expected DA’…!

“There was tremendous curiosity when initial reports surfaced that ‘Expected DA’ could be as high as 10% in 2013. But, now, when the expectation is fixed at around 5%, readership for the topic has decreased considerably.”

Dearness Allowance for Central Government employees, which is given once every six months, is currently expected to be not more than a very minimal 5%.

Additional Dearness Allowance from July 2015 is based on the fluctuation in price of essential commodities between the months of January and June 2015. With the CPI(IW) data available for only three months as of now, the general prediction is that if the AICPIN falls by 6 points total in three months, the additional DA could be as low as 4% from July 2015.

The chances of a 6% of additional DA increase with effect from July 2015 are very minimal.

Statistics of AICPIN of the next two months will decide if the next additional DA is going to be 5% or 6%.
Why is Dearness Allowance, which is given once every six months in order to help the salaried class manage the increasing prices of essential commodities, so important this time?

What has DA got to do with the 7th Pay Commission? and

What is the connection between the 7th Pay Commission and Dearness Allowance?

Let’s look at them in detail (Click here to continue…)
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Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique identification) number in Service Book of Government servants: DoPT Order 

No.Z-20025/9/2014-Estt.(AL)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Black-IV. Old INU Campus.
New Delhi. May 20. 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Inclusion of Aadhaar (Unique identification) number in Service Book of Government servants

The undersigned is directed tn refer to Department ef Personnel & Training’s OM. at even number dated 3rd November. 2014 en the subject mentioned above. where all Ministries/ Departments were requested to ensure that the service books of all employees have an entry ef the employees’ Aadhaar number.

2. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India are requested to intimate action taken in this regard and also the number of employees whose service books have been seeded with there respective Aadhaar number.
(Mukul Ratra)
Directer
Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/aadhar.pdf]
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Nitish Kumar government announces pre-election bonanza, hikes DA for employees, pensioners

Nitish Kumar government announces pre-election bonanza, hikes DA for employees, pensioners.

Patna: The Nitish Kumar government in Bihar today announced a pre-election sop for government employees and pensioners by hiking Dearness Allowance by six to 11 per cent.

A decision to this effect was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Briefing on the cabinet decisions, Principal Secretary, Cabinet Coordination, Shishir Sinha told reporters the DA has been increased from 107 per cent to 113 per cent for revised salary category for employees.

For those falling under unrevised category (those who could not avail 6th Pay Commission because of some service related dispute) the DA was raised from 212 per cent to 223 per cent, Sinha said.

For both categories, which constitute about four lakh employees, the hiked DA would be applicable with effect from January 1 this year, the principal secretary said.

The government would incur an additional financial burden of Rs 821 crore annually due to hike in the DA, he added.

The Bihar cabinet also approved a total of 24 agendas of different departments today.

PTI
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Bank Wage Revision 10th Bipartite : Scales finalized – RBI cleared holiday for 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Bank Wage Revision 10th Bipartite : Scales finalized – RBI cleared holiday for 2nd & 4th Saturdays



Bank Xth Bipartite : Scales finalized. RBI cleared holiday for 2nd & 4th Saturdays

Distribution Chart for 10th Bi-Partite Settlement Finalised:

Scales: Substaff- 9560 to 18545 + 8 Stagnation Increments (each after 2 years)

Clerical: 11765 to 31540 + 8th Stagnation Increments (1st to 5th- each after 3 years, 6th to 8th- each after 2 years)

8th Stagnation Increment w.e.f . 01.05.2015

D.A.: 0.10% Per Slab

HRA: 10%, 9% & 7.5%. Only 3 Areas will remain (Last 2 Areas will be clubbed)
(45 lacs and above: 10 % ; 12-45 lacs & Goa : 9 % ; other centres : 7.5 %)

Special Allowance: 7.75% of Basic Pay with DA

Transport Allowance: Upto 15th Stage of Scale- 425, 16th Stage & above- 470

Medical Aid: 2200
Officers’ scale is going to be finalized shortly today (20/05/15)

RBI has cleared the proposal of IBA to declare 2nd & 4th Saturdays as holidays. The clearance has been sent to the Government for approval.

The joint note likely to be signed very soon, Most probably on 25th May 2015. Be with us for more news soon !

Source: paycommissionupdate.blogspot.in
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Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability

Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability – Dopt Orders

Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability — Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board, (2008) 1 SCC 579

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.F.No.25012/1/2015-Estt (A-IV), dated 19.5.2015

Subject: Request for Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability — Supreme Court Order in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board, (2008) 1 SCC 579.

The undersigned is directed say that vide Department of Personnel and Training’s OM No.18017/1/2014-Estt(L) dated the 25 th February, 2015, certain clarifications regarding treatment of leave and absence of disabled Government servants have been issued.

2. Instances have come to notice where Government servants apply for voluntary retirement under various provisions like Rules 38, Rule 48 and 48A of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 or Rule 56 of the Fundamental Rule on account of hardships faced by them due to a disability, as they are unaware of the protection provided by the Section 47 of the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of justifys and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (PWD Act). Section 47 of the PwD Act, 1995 is reproduced below for reference:

“Non-discrimination in Government Employment — (1) No establishment shall dispense with, or reduce in rank, an employee who acquires a disability during his service.

Provided that, if an employee, after acquiring disability is not suitable for the post he was holding, could be shifted to some other post with the same pay scale and service benefits;

Provided further that if it is not possible to adjust the employee against any post, he may be kept on a supernumerary post until a suitable post is available or he attains the age of superannuation, whichever is earlier. No promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the ground of his disability;

Provided that the appropriate Government may, having regard to the type of work carried on in any establishment, by notification and subject to such conditions, if any, as may be specified in such notification, exempt any establishment from the provisions of this section”.

3. The issue had come up in Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board (2008) 1 SCC 579, decided by the Hon’ble Supreme Court where the employee who had during his service suffered from blindness, had applied for voluntary retirement. The Hon’ble Supreme court has observed that the Petitioner was not aware of any protection that the law afforded him and apparently believed that the blindness would cause him to lose his job, which was the source of livelihood of his family. In those circumstances, it was the duty of the superior officers to explain to him the correct legal position and to tell him about his legal justifys.

4. Keeping in view the provisions of the Section 47 of the PwD Act, 1995 and the above mentioned judgement, it has been decided that whenever a Government servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds, or when the said notice has been submitted due to a disability, the administrative authorities shall examine as to whether the case is covered under Section 47 of PWD Act, 1995. In case the provisions are applicable, the Government servant shall be advised that he/she has the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits.

5. In case a disabled Government servant reconsiders his decision and withdraws the notice for voluntary retirement, his case shall be dealt with under the provisions of the Section 47 read with the Department of Personnel and Training OM dated 25th February, 2015, mentioned above. If however, in spite of being so advised, such Government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed as per the applicable rule.

6. All the Ministries and Departments are requested to keep the above in view while processing cases of requests for Voluntary retirement from disabled Government servants.
Hindi version follows.
sd/-
(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director
Authority: www.persmin.gov.in
Voluntary retirement from persons suffering from disability – Dopt Orders
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Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission (as on 12.5.2015)

Meetings held by 7th Pay Commission (as on 12.5.2015)
 
Meetings held by 7th CPC
 
DateMeeting with
12.05.2015At Guwahati: AIS officers of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh
11.05.2015At Shillong: AIS Officers of Meghalaya; Commissioner, Central Excise and Customs; DG Assam Rifles; IG CRPF; Secretary NEC; Regional Coordination Committee of Central Government Employees & Workers, North Eastern Region; Accounts Category-III Association; NIC Meghalaya
10.05.2015At Shillong: NR Railway Pensioners’ Association; Depot Fire Staff Welfare Committee; Zoological Survey of India; Survey of India; Botanical Survey of India; Additional PCCF, MOEF
07.05.2015Associations of Group A Engineering Services
06.05.2015Delhi Prosecutors Welfare Association; Delhi Information & Public Relation Officers Association
02.05.2015Associations of Officers representing Indian Cost Accounts Service, IES, Indian Statistical Service
01.05.2015FROA; Associations of Officers representing IRTS, IRSSE, IRAS, IOFS
30.04.2015Associations of Officers representing Indian Postal Service, Indian P&T Finance & Accounts Service, IDAS, Indian Legal Service
29.04.2015Associations of Officers representing IA&AS, Indian Civil Accounts Service, IRS, IC&CES
28.04.2015Associations of Officers representing IPS, Indian Foreign Service, IIS
27.04.2015Associations of Officers representing IAS, Indian Forest Service
17.04.2015Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC); Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board (PNGRB); Competition Commission of India (CCI)
16.04.2015Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI); Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA); Warehousing Development Regulatory Authority (WDRA); Airports Economic Regulatory Authority of India (AERAI)
14.04.2015National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR)
13.04.2015National Federation of Indian Railwaymen (NFIR)
08.04.2015All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF)
07.04.2015All India Railwaymen Federation (AIRF)
06.04.2015National Federation of Atomic Energy; Central Secretariat Non-Gazetted Employees’ Union
31.03.2015Indian National Defence Workers Federation (INDWF); Bharatiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh
30.03.2015All India Defence Employees’ Federation (AIDEF); Confederation of Defence Recognized Associations (CDRA)
27.03.2015Income Tax Employees’ Federation; Indian Audit & Accounts Service Officers Association
26.03.2015Federation of National Postal Organizations
25.03.2015National Federation of Postal Employees
24.03.2015National Council, JCM – Staff Side
23.03.2015National Council, JCM – Staff Side
25.02.2015National Council, JCM – Staff Side
17.02.2015Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj; Central Government Pensioners, Welfare Association; India Ex-Services League; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee
05.02.2015At Port Blair: Central Government Employees Welfare Coordination Committee; Federation of Pharmacist Association (FIPO); Pensioners Association (JN Chander); Central Islands Agricultural Research Institute; Specialist Doctors Association; Light House and Light Ships Staff Association; Andaman and Nicobar Group “D” Medical Employees Association; Andaman and Nicobar Island Doctors Health Service Association; Andaman and Nicobar Teachers’ Association
04.02.2015At Port Blair: Tech. Staff Association Andaman Lakshadweep Harbour Works; Andaman and Nicobar Forest Executive Staff Association; All India Forest Range Officers Federation; A&N Islands State Forest Service Association; Employees of Agriculture Department; The Non Gazetted Government Officers’ Association; Andaman Technical Agriculture Employees Association; Government Employees Federation; Botanical Survey of India Employees Association; Andaman & Nicobar Islands Cooperative Department Executive Employees Association; Sub Committee on IT Non Gazetted Government Officers’ Association; Akhil Bharatiya Rashtriya Shaishhik Mahasangh
14.01.2015At Kolkata: All India Railway Accounts Staff Association, SER Chapter; Technical Assistants’ Association of IIEST; All India Postal Stenographers’ Association; Eastern Railwaymen’s Congress (ERMC); All India Data Processing Officers’ Association; National Institute for the Orthopedically Handicapped Staff Association; Commercial Intelligence Union; Commercial Intelligence and Statistics Employees Association; Employees’ Association, CAT-III, Office of AG, WB; All India Customs Ministerial Officers’ Association; All India Customs Ministerial Employees Federation; National Library Employees Association; East Coast Railway Engineers’ Association; The Company Law Administrative Employees Association; Joint Council of Action of Income Tax Associations, WB; MTP Railwaymen’s Union
13.01.2015At Kolkata: All India P&T SC/ST Employees’ Welfare Association, WB Postal Circle; All India (Postal) Administrative Offices Employees Union; Postal Engineers’ Association; National Atlas & Thematic Mapping Organization Employees’ Association; IAS Officers’ Association; Indian Forest Service (IFS) Officers’ Association; IPS Officers’ Association; GSI Scientific Officers’ Association (GSISOA); GSI Employees Association; BARC Officers’ Association; All India Postal Administrative Offices’ Association; National Library Staff Association; National Defence Non-Gazetted Staff Association; National Defence Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers’ Association; OFB Retired Employees’ Association; All India Ordnance Factories Teaching Staff Association; Indian Railway Medical Laboratory Technologists Association; Indian Ordnance Factory Gazetted Officers Association; National Federation of Printing, Stationery and Publication Employees
15.12.2014At Jodhpur: Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti; All Staff & Welfare Inspectors of North Western Railway; Retired ICAR Employees Welfare Society (RICAREWES); National Union of Postal Employees (Group-C); All India Train Controllers Association; KVS; All India Ex Para Military Association; Legal Men’s Association (Railways); BRO; Rajasthan Radiographer Association
12.12.2014At Jodhpur: Laboratory Technician Union, Rajasthan; Aids Control Employees Infection Diseases Centre; Coordinating Committee Central Government Pensioners Organisation, Rajasthan State; All India Pensioners’ Forum for Retired Officers of Central Ex. Customs & Service Tax Deptt.; Defence Laboratories Employees Union; All India Association of Clerical Employees of Ordnance Factories (AIACEOF); Rashtriya Raksha Ayudh Karamchari Sangh; North West Railway Engineers Association; Association of Railway Nurses of India; Indian Railways Technical Supervisors Association; All India Loco Running Staff Association; Public Prosecutors RPF
29.11.2014Registrar (Administration), Supreme Court of India
27.11.2014Indian Defence Service Engineers
19.11.2014At Hyderabad: South Central Railways Employees Sangh; SVP NPA Employees’ Association; Nuclear Fuel Complex, IWU, NUFCOSSA and NFCSAA; Rail Mazdoor Union; All India MES Civilian Engineers’ Association; NIMS Paramedicals Employees Union & Society of Indian Radiographers; All India Central Government Deaf Employees; Scientific Workers Association; All India Retired Railmen’s Federation; All India MES Civilian Engineers’ Association (AIMCEA); ISRO Retired Employees’ Forum; Postal Officers Pension Association; Accountant General Office Pensioners Association; Naval Armament Inspectors Organization; National Defence Group “B” Gazetted Officers’ Association (NDGBGOA); Ordnance Factory Mazdoor Sangh; Government Employees National Confederation (GENC); South Central Railway Engineers Association (SCREA)
12.11.2014At Shimla: HP State Coordination Committee of Central Govt. Employees and Workers; SAS (Accounts) Association; Central Research Institute Employees’ Association; All India NIC S&T Officers’ Association; All India Postal Administrative Officers’ Employees Union Group “C” and “D” NFPE; All India Association of Inspectors and Assistants Superintendents, Posts; All India Postal Employees Union Group “C”; IAS Officers’ Association
09.11.2014At Mumbai: IPS Association, Maharashtra; Assistant Audit Officers’ Association; Competent Authority – SAFEMA/NDPSA; Indian Revenue Service Promotee Officers’ Association; Indian Revenue Service Association, Mumbai; Films Division Cameramen; Indian Naval Armament Service Association; Directorate of Marketing and Inspection Employees’ Association, Forest Survey of India
08.11.2014At Mumbai: All India Defence Pharmacist Association; Orthotics and Prosthetics Association of India; All India CGHS Employees’ Association; All India Association of Statistical Investigators; National Railway Mazdoor Union; All India Naval Technical Supervisory Staff Association; Ordnance Factories Group B Gazetted Officers; National Defence Non-Gazetted Staff Association; All India Association of Non-Gazetted Officers; The Naval Employees’ Union, National Defence Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers Association
07.11.2014At Mumbai: ISRO Pensioners’ Association; Directorate of Purchase and Stores Employees’ Association; Atomic Energy Workers and Staff Union; National Federation of Atomic Energy Employees; Atomic Energy Workers and Staff Union; BARC Employees’ Association, Tarapur; All India Association of Inspectors and Assistant Superintendents; All India Savings Bank Control Employees’ Union; All India Central Labour Welfare Organization Staff Association; Central Government Pensioners’ Welfare Association
06.11.2014At Mumbai: Central Railway Promotee Officers’ Association; Central Railway Mazdoor Sangh; All India Train Controllers’ Association; Central Railway Engineers’ Association; Bhartiya Pratiraksha Mazdoor Sangh; All India Loco Running Staff Association; Western Railway Motormen’s Association; Indian Railways Radiographers’ Association; All India Loco Inspectors’ Welfare Association; Rashtriya Bhartiya Khani Vibhag Karmchari Sangh; Indian Bureau of Mines Employees’ Association; Central Water and Power Research Station; Indian Forest Service Association, Maharashtra
30.10.2014S30 Retired Pensioners’ Association; PFRDA
29.10.2014Director General and Other officers of Defence Estate
13.10.2014At Leh: Personnel of Indian Army, Indian Air Force, Defence Institute of High Altitude Research, DRDO, BRO, ITBP, MES, All Ladakh Central Government Employees Association
09.10.2014At Dehradun: Non-Gazetted Officers’ Association, LBSNAA; National Institute for the Visually Handicapped Employees’ Union; Ministerial Staff Association, Survey of India; Topographical Staff Association, Survey of India; Class III Service Association, Survey of India; Central Government Library Association; Faculty, Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy; Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy Staff Association; Faculty, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
08.10.2014At Dehradun: National Defence Medical Laboratory Technical Staff Association; All India Association of Clerical Employees of Ordnance Factories; Employees Union Ordnance Factory, Dehradun; All India Association of Non-Gazetted Officers of Ordnance & Equipment Factories and Quality Assurance Organization; Staff Association, Rashtriya Indian Military College; All India DGQA Engineers Association; Wildlife Institute of India
24.09.2014Indian Ex-servicemen Movement
23.09.2014CRPF Officers
22.09.2014BSF Officers; Forum of retired CAPF officers
17.09.2014Aviation Research Centre
16.09.2014RPF Group ‘A’ Officers, IIM Bangalore
15.09.2014Disabled War Veterans (DISWAVE) Association, DG Bureau of Police Research and Development
26.08.2014At Bangalore: IAS Officers’ Association, IPS Officers’ Association, IFS Officers’ Association
25.08.2014At Bangalore: IIM Bangalore, ISRO
24.08.2014At Bangalore: Army Base Workshop (EME) Diploma Holders Association, Bangalore, Air Force Store Keepers Association, All India NCC Defence Civilian Employees Association, Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers – Karnataka State, Atomic Energy Employees Federation, All India Central Excise Inspectors Association, The Indian Hospital Pharmacist Association, Indian Railway Loco Runningmen Organisation, South Western Railways Engineers Association, Railway Wheel Factory, South Western Railway Employees Sangh, All India DRDO Personal Staff Association, DoS Pensioners Forum, Central Government Pensioners Association, Indian Institute of Horticulture Research Employees’ Association, NIMHANS, Veterans Association, All India Loco Running Staff Association
21.08.2014Physiotherapy Forum; Indian Ordnance Factories Group’B’ Gazetted Officers Association
20.08.2014Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan; Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Sangathan
24.07.2014Confederation of Central Government Gazetted Officers Association; National Ex-Servicemen Co-ordination Committee; Indian Ex-Services League
23.07.2014Bharat Central Pensioners Federation; Bharat Pensioners Samaj; Group ‘B’ Indian Information Service Association; Indian Postal Service Officers Association; DANICS Officers Association; Group ‘B’ Indian Ordnance Gazetted Officers Association
22.07.2014Police Commissioner, Delhi; DG Coast Guard; IOFS Officers Association
21.07.2014Director, IB; Director, CBI; Director, RAW
19.06.2014Indian Economic Service Officers Association; Indian Statistical Service Officers Association; IFS Officers Association; DGs of CAPFs (BSF+ITBP+Assam Rifles+Sashastra Seema Suraksha Bal); DGs of CAPFs (CISF+CRPF+NSC)
18.06.2014IFS Officers Association; PFRDA; Officers of Department of Financial Services, MOF; Officers of Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare; P&T Finance Accounts Gr.A Officers Association; IRAS Officers Association; Central Health Service Association
17.06.2014IAS Officers’ Association; Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Water+Power+Architecture); Central Engineering Services Officers’ Association (Civil+Electrical+Mechanical+Road Transport+Telecom); Income Tax Officers’ Association; Custom Officers Association; Central Excise Officers Association
16.06.2014IPS Officers’ Association; Representative of Pay Commission cells of Army, Navy and Airforce; Indian Audit and Accounts Service Association; Cost Accounts Association; Civil Accounts Association; Federation of Railway Officers
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Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Measures for pension beneficiaries under EPF

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 1966
ANSWERED ON 13.05.2015
Measures for pension beneficiaries under EPF
1966 Dr. Satyanarayan Jatiya

Will the Minister of LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT be pleased to state the measures taken by Government to meet the demands of pension beneficiaries under the Employees’ Provident Fund Pension Scheme, 1995 for increasing minimum pension to a respectable level of Rs. 3000 for better standard of living and provision for Dearness Allowance as per price index and fixation of pension on the basis of total length of service?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT (SHRI BANDARU DATTATREYA)

As per the provisions contained in the Employees’ Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995, pension to employees who joined on or after 16.11.1995 is calculated on the basis of pensionable service and pensionable salary. EPS, 1995 is a largely self-funded scheme with combined features of “Defined Benefit” and “Defined Contribution.” Accordingly, the Scheme describes the rate of contribution payable as well as the scale of benefits admissible. Para 32 of the EPS, 1995 provides for annual valuation of Employees’ Pension Fund by a Valuer appointed by the Central Government. Based on the results of such valuations and health of Employees’ Pension Fund and to ensure the sustainability and viability of EPS, 1995, actuarial impact on the Scheme due to any increase in benefit is required to be kept in view. Therefore, providing a minimum pension of Rs. 3,000/- to lakhs of existing pensioners and crores of prospective pensioners has very huge financial implications and could jeopardize the existence of the Pension Fund itself.

However, Government vide notification No. GSR 593 (E) dated 19.08.2014 implemented the provision of minimum pension of Rs.1,000/- per month with effect from 01.09.2014 for the financial year 2014-15 by providing budgetary support keeping in view the interest of the most vulnerable sections. The Union Cabinet in its meeting held on 29.04.2015 has approved the continuation of minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month in perpetuity under EPS, 1995 beyond 2014-15 with certain conditionalities.

Further, index-linking of pension, i.e., increase in pension to fully neutralize inflation was considered by the Expert Committee constituted by the Government to review EPS, 1995, and the same was found not feasible through a funded scheme like EPS, 1995 wherein the contribution of employer and Government is at a fixed rate of 8.33 per cent and 1.16 per cent.

Source: ENGLISH VERSION HINDI_VERSION
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Railways: Indigenous system of medicine-Homeopathic/Ayurvedic dispensaries-revised policy reg.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No. E(W)2013/ISM/1
New Delhi dated 18.05.2015.
The General Managers (Personnel)
All Indian Railways including
Production Units.
Sub: Indigenous system of medicine-Homeopathic/Ayurvedic dispensaries-revised policy reg.
Kindly refer to Board’s guidelines on the issue of Indigenous system of medicine issued under Board’s letter dated 23.7.2014 in the subject matter.

2. Pursuant to the requests received from the federations and zonal railways, Board have reconsidered the matter and have decided as follows:

(i) The ceiling limit of the number of Homeopathic and Ayurvedic dispensaries fixed vide Board’s instructions dated 23.7.2014 stands withdrawn. As such there will be no ceiling limit on the number of dispensaries in each zone/PU etc till further decision is taken in the matter.
(ii) The existing consultants working in 8 hourly Homeopathic and Ayurvedic dispensaries may be allowed to continue, with the approval of respective SBF Committee. fresh engagement in these dispensaries should be done on 4 hourly basis.
(iii) The facilities extended to the practitioners (in 8 hourly dispensaries) prior to issue of aforesaid instructions dated 23.7.2014 may continue till such time they remained engaged with the approval of SBF Committee.
(iv) Monthly honorarium for Ayurvedic Dispenser working in 8 hourly and 4 hourly basis stands revised to Rs.9000/- and Rs.7100/-.
(v) Monthly subsidy on medicines for Ayurvedic Dispensaries stands revised to Rs.9800/-.

3. Other terms and conditions as stipulated vide Board’s letter dated 23.7.2014 would continue to be the same.

4. These orders are applicable from the date of issue of Board’s letter dated 23.7.2014 excluding-items at (iv) and (v) above which will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(Debasis Mazumdar)
Director Estt.(Welfare)
Railway Board
Source: NIFR
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