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NFIR: Retirement benefits of railway employees

NFIR: Retirement benefits of railway employees

Counting of services paid from contingencies with regular service for retirement benefits of raiiway employees who have put in such service – reg.
NFIR
Natiohal Federationf Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD,
NEW DELHI – 1 10 055
Affiliated to :
Indian NationalTrade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (lTF)
No. Il/35/pt.11
Dated: 09/03/2015
Thc Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Counting of services paid from contingencies with regular service for retirement benefits of raiiway employees who have put in such service – reg.

Ref:
(i) NFIR’s PNM Item No.27/2011 & 3/2013.
(ii) Ministry of Railway’s OM No.E(NG)II/2014/CL/14 dated 25/11/2014 to the Secretary, Dop&T, North Block, NewDelhi.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No.II/35/Part.11 dated 07/01/2015.
(iv) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & pensions, Dop&T oM No. Misc- 14017/6/2015 – Estt(RR), Dy. No. 1066914/15/CR dated 26/02/2015 addressed to Secretary, Railway Board, New Delhi & copy endorsed to the General Secretary, NFIR

The Secretary, DoP&T, North Block, New Delhi while enclosing copy of NFIR,s lefter No. II/35/Part. 11 dated 07/01/2015, has addressed letter to the secretary, Railway Board (OM dated 26/02/2015), wherein the Railway Ministry has been advised to send the proposal in accordance with the procedure laid down in Dop&T OM No. 2034/2/2010 – Estt. (D) dated 13th August, 2010.

Federation also desires to state that the issue was discussed in the NFIR’s PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 19th/20th December, 2014 wherein the official Side while discussing PNM Itern No. 27/2011 & 3/2013 had stated that the subject matter has been referred to the DoP&T vide dated 25/11/2014 whose response was awaited. However the Dop&T’s OM dated 26/02/2015 reveals that the Railway Ministry has not sent proposal in the prescribed format. For ready reference copy of DoP&T OM dated 26/02/2015 is enclosed.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly see that proper proposal is sent to the DoPT duly endorsing copy to the Federation. The matter may be treated as important in view of the fact that the PNM item is pending since four years.

DA/As above
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source: http://www.nfirindia.org/
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Indian Government News: One Rank One Pension Scheme

One Rank One Pension Scheme

Press Information Bureau Government of India
Ministry of Defence
13-March, 2015

The principle of One Rank One Pension for the Armed Forces has been accepted by the Government. The modalities for implementation have been discussed with various stakeholders and are presently under consideration of the Government. Financial implication could be calculated, once the modalities are finalized and approved by the Government.

Possible amendments to the pension policies are being examined with a view to reduce litigation for removing disparities in pension of various ex-servicemen.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Mullappally Ramachandran and others in Lok Sabha today.
DM/NAMPI/HH/RAJ
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Ordnance Factories: Ministry of Defence

Ordnance Factories
Press Information Bureau Government of India
Ministry of Defence
13-March, 2015

Kelkar Committee had recommended that “Ordnance Factories should be corporatized into a single corporation under leadership of a competitive management. This corporation should be accorded the status of Navratna”.

The following steps have been taken by the Government on research and development initiative for innovation and import substitution in last one year:
• To avoid the delay in processing of R&D projects at Ordnance Factory Board Headquarters (OFBHQ), financial powers have been delegated to all levels.

• Factories have been given target to increase the expenditure on R&D activities to 3% of their turnover by the year 2018-19 in a phased manner.

• Factories are being encouraged to associate themselves with reputed Academic Institutes for Research Assistance.

• Core technologies have been identified for 12 Ordnance Factories to put in more focused efforts to cope up with Technology denial regime.

• Joint working on some of the large projects with Defence Research Development Organization (DRDO) from the inception stage and to render manufacturing assistance, wherever required by DRDO is being encouraged.
This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Rao Inderjit Singh in a written reply to Shri Gaurav Gogoi and others in Lok Sabha today.
DM/NAMPI/HH/RAJ
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Modernization of Armed Forces: Ministry of Defence

Modernization of Armed Forces 
Ministry of Defence
13-March, 2015
Budget allocation for modernization of armed forces under the Revised Estimates has been fully used during the last three years.  Details for the same including for the current year are as follows:-
(` in crore)
Year
BE
RE
Actual Expenditure
%age utilization w.r.t. RE
2011-12
56510.49
53292.30
56281.88
105.61
2012-13
66032.24
57395.46
58768.86
102.39
2013-14
73444.59
66406.41
66850.30
100.67
2014-15
75148.03
66151.73
56776.47
85.83
Note:- Actual expenditure for 2014-15 is upto February, 2015.

Utilization of Defence budget is monitored by means of the financial compilation prepared by Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) which captures the details of defence expenditure incurred all over the country. The progress of expenditure is reviewed periodically at various levels in the Ministry and Service Headquarters to identify any areas where expenditure may be lagging.   This helps to identify and resolve any problems in implementation of planned activities.

The desired capability defines the equipment to be procured. Towards this end, a number of proposals for increasing the combat capacity and mobility of Infantry are listed in the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan.

The expenditure being incurred on modernisation is as an outcome of implementation of the Long Term Integrated Perspective Plan (LTIPP), which is sub-divided into five-year Services Capital Acquisition Plans (SCAP), which in turn form the basis of the Annual Acquisition Plans.

This information was given by Defence Minister Shri Manohar Parrikar in a written reply to Shri Ram Kumar Sharma and others in Lok Sabha today.

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Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons

Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons

Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of Sportspersons in Group-C

G.I., Ministry of Railways, Railway Board Letter No.2015/E(Sports)/4(1)/2/Educational Qualification, dated 10.3.2015

Sub : Relaxation in minimum education qualification norms for recruitment of sportspersons in Group-C against sports quota, both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement, against the Non-Technical Popular Categories.

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)II/2-12/RR-1/16/Pt.A dated 17.12.2014 (RBE No- 145/2014).
In the aforesaid letter it has been stipulated that the minimum educational qualification for recruitment to the post of Office Clerk, Account Clerk, Ticket Collector, Commercial Clerk and Train Clerk under Non-Technical Popular Categories (NTPC), should be 12th (+2 Stage) pass or equivalent, with not less than 50% marks in the aggregate.

2. The question has been raised to whether in the case of sportsperson to be appointed against the post mentioned in pre-para, has to possess minimum of 50% marks in 12th (+2 Stage). The matter has been considered and it has been decided that for recruitment to said posts against sports quota, both through Talent Scouting and Open Advertisement, the candidate having minimum a pass certificate in 12th Class (+2 Stage) need not be insisted upon and candidates possessing a pass certificate in 12th class (+2 Stage), may also be considered for appointment, provided the other prescribed conditions are satisfied in their case.
3. This issues with approval of Board (MS).

Source: NFIR
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