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Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Central government has decided not to accept voluntary retirement (VRS)

Don’t accept VRS of disabled employees: Indian Government

New Delhi: Central government has decided not to accept voluntary retirement (VRS) notice of its disabled employees in reference to Supreme Court order in the case Bhagwan Dass & Anr Vs Punjab State Electricity Board.

The Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act, 1995, states that no establishment shall dispense with the services of a disabled employee.

“It has been decided that whenever a government servant seeks voluntary retirement citing medical grounds or due to disability, administrative authorities shall advise him or her about the option of continuing in service with the same pay scale and service benefits,” said Office Memorandum F.No.25012/1/2015-Estt (A-IV) dated May 19 issued by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

“If however, despite being so advised, such government servant still wishes to take voluntary retirement, the request may be processed,” it added.

The DoPT said in this order that no establishment shall dispense with or reduce in rank an employee who acquires a disability during service.

“No promotion shall be denied to a person merely on the grounds of disability,” Office Memorandum says.

“It has been noticed that in many instances, persons suffering from physical or mental disability seek voluntary retirement owing to inability to attend to duty and not being aware of the protection afforded to them by the PWD Act” the Office Memorandum added.

According to the Office Memorandum, all the ministries, departments, subordinate offices, central public sector undertakings and autonomous bodies are requested to inform disabled employees about the protection available to them under the PWD Act and must be encouraged them to continue work instead of taking VRS.

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7th Central Pay Commission’s Final Meeting with JCM Staff Side National Council on 9th June 2015

7th Central Pay Commission’s Final Meeting with JCM Staff Side National Council on 9th June 2015 at 11 AM at New Delhi

Confederation published the letter received from 7th Central Pay Commission regarding the final meeting with NC JCM Staff Side on 9.6.2015. The letter is reproduced and given below for your information…

Jayant Sinha
Joint Secretary
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION
D.O.No.7CPC/158/Meetings/2015
27 May 2015

Dear Shri Mishra,
The Seventh Central Pay Commission has had wide ranging interactions with a variety of Stakeholders. It has had a series of meetings with National Council and the Constituents of the JCM from March 2015 onwards. The Commission has also sought the views of Individual Ministries / Departments on the issues posed, in relation to matters that are relevant to the Ministries.

The Commission has scheduled a final meeting of the National Council with the 7th Central Pay Commission at 11.00 am on 9 June, 2015, in the Conference Room, 1st Floor, B-14/A. Chatrapati Shivaji Bhawan, Qutub Institutional Area, New Delhi.

With Regards,
Yours Sincerely
sd/-
(Jayant Sinha)
Shri.Shiv Gopal Mishra
Secretary
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road,
New Delhi – 110001

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