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Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Issues relating to improvement of Grade Pay etc., – Proposals of the Railway Ministry to the Ministry of Finance and DoP&T but not agreed-reg

Issues relating to improvement of Grade Pay etc., – Proposals of the Railway Ministry to the Ministry of Finance and DoP&T but not agreed-reg.

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110 0551

No. IV/NFIR/7th CPC/2013/Part. V (0.13.)
Dated: 06/04/2015
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board.
New Delhi
Kind attention: Executive Director/PC-II

Dear Sir,

Sub: Issues relating to improvement of Grade Pay etc., – Proposals of the Railway Ministry to the Ministry of Finance and DoP&T but not agreed-reg.

As Railway Board are aware. the NFIR has been given slots on 13th and 14th April, 2015 by the 7th Central Pay Commission, to deliberate and discuss the cases of Railway employees of all categories (serving/retired) relating to the pay and allowances/perks.

In this connection, the Federation would place its points on the issues (as per list enclosed) where Railway Ministry had agreed in principle and sent proposals to the MoF/DoP&T who however did not agree. To enable the Federation to have meaningful discussion on these subjects with the Pay Commission, Federation requires copies of replies received from the MoF/DOP&T.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly arrange to provide copies of the replies given by MoF/DOP&T in the case of issues mentioned in the enclosed list at the a earliest.

Yours faithfully,
DA/As above
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Annexure
S. No. Letter No. & Date Subject Comments
1. PC-VI/2008/lC/20 dt: 19/11/2012 Allotment of Grade Pay of Rs 5400 for Group ‘B’ Gazetted Officers in Railways who were in the pre-revised of Rs 7500-12000. Not Agreed
2. PC-VI/2008/IC/21 dt: 06/01/2012 Allotment of Grade pay of Rs 4800 in PB-2 for Supervisor in the Railway who were in the pre-revised scale of Rs 6500-10500 & 74500-1 1500. Not Agreed
3. PC-VI/2011/I/RSRP/4 dt: 9/07/2012 Grant of annual increment due on 01/07/2006 to Sr. Assistant who got stepping up of their pay equal to the stage of their junior w.e.f. 05/01/2006. Not Agreed
4. PC-VI/2009/1/RSRP/9(Pt) dt: 30/11/2011 Fixation of pay in the cases wherein employee has been promoted during period 01/01/2006 and 31/08/2008 and opted revised pay structure from the date of promotion. Not Agreed
5. PC-VI/2012/I/6/2 dt: 20/11/2012 Fixation of pay in the cases wherein employees were promoted during 01/01/2006 and 31/08/2008 and opted revised pay structure from the dated of promotion. Not Agreed
6. PC-V/2009/ACP/2/Pt.I dt: 27/12/2012 Stepping up of pay of seniors at par with their junior drawing higher Grade Pay under MACPS. Not Agreed
7. PC-VI/2009/DAC/1(P1.2)B dt: 11/06/2010, 21/01/2013 & 28/02/2014 Grade Pay Rs. 4200 as entry grade pay to Station Masters, Not Agreed
8. PC-VI/2012/RU/NFIR/3 dt: 12/02/2014 Placement of JAG officer in PB-4. Not Agreed
9. PC-VI/2010/IR/A/3 dt: 06/08/2012 Parity to Stenographers working in subordinate offices with stenographers in Secretariat services. Not Agreed

Source: NFIR
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Release pending dearness allowance, central employees appeal to government

Release pending dearness allowance, central employees appeal to government

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley
Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

New Delhi: The central government employees appealed to the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to release the pending installment of dearness allowance (DA) to them as new financial year 2015-16 has also been started.

The central government employees’ bodies said 6 percent DA is due from January but the government has still not declared the hike of the dearness allowance (DA).

The biggest concern facing the central government employees is raising prices.

Inflation hits government employees badly as prices keep rising. The government employees end up spending more money for things that they could buy for les earlier. As prices rise, the purchasing power of money goes down too.

Inflation hits government employees with fixed incomes very badly. Accordingly, they demanded to hike dearness allowance for the little makeup of their financial situation.

The employees’ bodies are also pressing hard to merger of 50 percent DA with basic pay but it has not been given heed by the seventh Pay Commission as well as the government.

The merger of 50 percent DA was discontinued in the Sixth Pay Commission but the Fifth Pay Commission had recommended that if the DA crosses more than 50 percent then it should be clubbed with the basic pay.
The previous UPA government had always announced DA increasing with effect from January 1, in the month of March but the BJP led NDA government has not declared DA hike till date.

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Directorate of Estates: Terms & Condition for Online Payment of booking charges of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s

Terms & Condition for Online Payment of booking charges of Holiday Homes

No. D-l 1016/71/2014-Regions
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Date:19.03.2015

Terms & Condition for Online Payment of booking charges of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s

Hostels for users using Payment Gateway

1 Payment Gateway/Net Banking Disclaimer: Payment of booking charges for booking of Holiday Homes/Touring Officer’s Hostels will be made by the user using the Payment Gateway hosted by Axis Bank/designated banks. The Payment Gateway/Internet Banking Service is being provided to you to facilitate online payment. By using these services of the Payment Gate Way, you expressly agree that use of this online payment service is entirely at your own risk and cost.

2. Transaction Charges: The necessary transaction charge plus service tax as applicable on date, for online payment of the service will be borne by the user. The charges as mentioned below will be levied by the e-payment solution provider for giving this service.

Sl.No Net Banking, Debit Card, Credit Card payment options Per Transaction Charges
1. Internet Banking Rs. 5.50 + applicable Service Tax currently 12.36% and as applicable from time to time
2. Debit Card 1.0.75% for transaction up to Rs. 2000/- 2.1% for transaction above Rs. 2000/-
3. Credit Card 1.25 % of the transaction amount

(i) Transaction Process: An eligible applicant will fill the online advance booking application form and after completing/filling all details in application form submit the same by clicking Submit Button. After pressing SUBMIT Button, the online booking application with Unique Booking ID No. is generated with link option for payment of booking charges which will be active for fixed period of time. The applicant will have to fill up necessary details and enter/click the payment option link within two minutes and after clicking the payment option, e-receipt/challan with requisite amount of booking charges will appear on the system with link to the Payment Gateway where the applicants can make payment to booking charges using net banking/debit/credit card as he/she may opt.

(ii) Confirmation Slip/Receipt Generation Process: After successful payment, Booking Confirmation Slip/Receipt with details of room/suit of holiday home/touring officers and booking charges are generated. In case, Booking Confirmation Slip is not generated against ‘Successful Payment Transaction’ and the Payment Gateway shows “Success”, then there is no need to apply fresh and make another payment against Unique Booking Request ID No. In such cases, confirmation slip can be downloaded by filling booking request ID No. and Identity Card No. Therefore applicants are advised to remember/note down the booking request ID No. and other details.

4. Entry to Holiday Home/Touring Officer’s Hostel: Without production/submission of confirmation slip and displaying of valid Identity Card viz. Aadhar Card/Pan Card and Employer Identity Card to caretaker, entry to holiday home/touring officer’s hostel will not be allowed. The applicants are advised to take print out of the online generated booking confirmation slip for submission to caretaker of holiday home/touring officer’s hostel at the time of occupation of rooms/suits of holiday home/touring officer’s hostel.

5. Cancellation of booking and Refund Policy: There is no provision for cancellation of confirmed booking and request for refund of booking charges including transaction/Service Charges, etc. will not be entertained in any circumstances. Any types of charge back will not be considered by the bank except in the case of failed transaction which will be settled solely by the bank with the applicants/customers.

6. Failed and Fraudulent Transaction: Directorate of Estates/Booking Agency will have no role in failed transactions and fraudulent use of card/net banking in any manner. Applicants are advised to use their own debit/credit card/net banking. Users/applicants will be solely responsible for using debit/credit card & net banking for payment of booking charges.

7. Maximum five nights booking is permitted for a holiday home/touring officer’s hostel while maximum three nights is permitted for holiday home at Goa and Mussoorie.

8. Only one room is allowed for booking for an applicant and his family. Booking for additional room, if any, will be available as per booking charges applicable to private persons. Booking charges are only for rent of room and does not include any meal/breakfast/Snacks/Washing/Laundry charges which charges will have to be paid separately by the applicant at the time of occupation of room if such services are availed. Charges for catering facility will also be settled by the guests directly with the catering staff whereas charges for washing/laundry will be paid to the caretaker.

9. Any fraudulent booking/attempt will attract action as per service rules and relevant section of Indian Penal Code (IPC). Applicants having improper details will not be allowed entry to holiday home/touring officer’s hostels and booking charges will be forfeited.

10. Address of holiday homes/touring officers hostels are available on the website of holiday home and applicants/visitors are advised to have full details of address from the website.

11. Booking is not transferable.

12. Entry to holiday home/touring officer’s hostel will be allowed only after depositing/submission of valid booking confirmation slip/authority slip/application form and duly verified personal details appearing thereon by the concerned administrative office or booking agency and production of valid Identity Card as mentioned at point no. 4 above.

13. Debit/Credit card / Net banking details: The applicant has to ensure that the debit/credit card/Net banking details provided by him/her for use of the Payment Gateway/Internet Banking will be correct and accurate and the applicant shall not use a debit/credit card/Net Banking which is not lawfully owned by him/her. The user/applicant further agrees and undertakes to provide correct and valid debit/credit card /Net Banking details. In default of the above conditions, Payment Gateway Service Provider shall be entitled to recover the amount of transaction from the user against whom the credit /debit card/Net banking has been used. Further, Payment Gateway Service Provider also reserves the right to initiate any legal action for recovery of cost /penalty or any other punitive measure, as it may deem fit.

14. For other/detailed terms & conditions and booking charges, please refer to O.M. No. D-11016/71/2014-Region dated 25.11.2014 and O.M. No. D-l 1028/23/82-Regions (Vol.II) dated 10 July, 2012 respectively which are available in circular portion on the website of holiday home i.e. www.holidayhomes.nic.in

Source: www.holidayhomes.nic.in
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Imparting any training to the Armed Forces personnel before their retirement – Minister replied in Parliament

Imparting any training to the Armed Forces personnel before their retirement – Minister replied in Parliament

Imparting of training to retiring Armed Forces personnel

While answering to a question in Rajya Sabha on 17th March 2015 regarding the imparting of training to retiring Armed Forces personnel and particularly before their retirement. The Minister of State for Defence Shri.Rao Inderjit Singh replied as follows…

Approximately 60,000 Officers / Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks retire from the Armed Forces every year.

The government provides meaningful professional and vocational training to the retiring Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Other Ranks through various training institutes for their rehabilitation and resettlement in civil life after their retirement. The details of training courses organised by Directorate General of Resettlement are at Annexure.

Six months Certificate Course in management is conducted for Officers at IIM Ahmedabad, Indore and Lucknow which enable them to secure decent jobs in private sector. The facility of campus placement is however not available.

ANNEXURE IN RESPECT OF REPLY GIVEN IN PARTS (b) & (c) OF RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2125 FOR 17.3.2015 REGARDING IMPARTING OF TRAINING TO RETIRING ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL.

RESETTLEMENT TRAINING CONDUCTED BY DGR FOR OFFICERS, JCOs/ORs:

(1) OFFICERS TRAINING: Officers training courses are classified into the following categories:-

(a) Security Courses: Corporate and Industrial Security, Safety and Intelligence Course.
(b) Management courses:
(i) 24 Week Management courses IIMs and other ‘A’ Grade Business schools.
(ii) Modular management courses on retail, Supply Chain Management, Strategic Retail Management, Human Resource Management, Facility Management etc.
(c) Other courses:
(i) Corporate Social Responsibility.
(ii) Seafaring.
(iii) Independent Directors course.
(iv) Management of Academic Institutions.
(v) Jet Transition.
(vi) Export & Import.
(vii) Event Management.
(viii) Six Sigma.
(2) JCOs/ORs TRAINING: JCOs/ORs Training courses are classified into the following categories:-
(a) Security and Fire Protection courses:
(i) Assistant Security officers courses.
(ii) Fire and Industrial Safety management.
(iii) Sub Fire Officers course at National Fire College.
(b) Vocational Courses:
(i) Repair of electrical and Electronic appliances.
(ii) X-ray/ECG Technician and Operation Theatre Assistant.
(iii) Advance welding.
(iv) JCB Operator.
(v) AC & Refrigeration.
(vi) Seafaring.
(c) Management Course:
(i) 24 Week Management courses in renowned institutes.
(ii) Modular management courses on retail, business project, entrepreneurship, Insurance, travel and tourism, supply chain management.
(d) IT and Computer Course:
(i) DOEACC ‘O’ level course.
(ii) Computer hardware maintenance.
(iii) Computer networking.
(iv) Desktop publishing.
(v) Book keeping and Accountancy using Tally.
(vi) Microsoft certified professional and solution provider (MCP & MCSP).
(e) Hospitality Courses.
(f) Logistics & Transport Management
(g) Corporate Office Management
(h) Material Management

Source: www.rajyasabha.nic.in
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Releasing of due installment of Dearness Allowance

Releasing of due installment of Dearness Allowance

Releasing of installment of dearness allowance as dearness allowance to central government employees has yet not been released which is due since 01.01.2015. Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary/NC JCM staff side has written to cabinet secretary in this regard. Please read the full text in pdf format given below:-

Shiva gopal mishra
Secretary
Ph.: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
joint consultaitve Machinery
for central government employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi — 110001
E Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC/JCM/2015
Dated: April 4, 2015

The Cabinet Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat, (Government of India) Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi-110 004

Dear Sir,

Sub: Releasing of due installment of Dearness Allowance

It is an astonishing fact that the Dearness Allowance, due from 01.01.2015, to the Central Government employees, has not yet been declared by the Government of India, resulting in lots of frustration and agitation in the mind of the Central Government Employees as well as their families.

It is worthwhile to mention here that, normally Dearness Allowance used to be declared in the month of March.

We do hope, you will agree that in these days, due to escalation of prices of all the essential commodities, it has become very difficult to manage household budget.

We further hope that, to give relief to some extent to the Central Government Employees and their families, due installment of the Dearness Allowance will be released immediately.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Siva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary, NC/JCM(Staff Side)
Source: http://ncjcmstaffside.com/2015/releasing-of-installment-of-dearness-allowance/
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