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Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Payment of Overtime allowance to C&W Staff of Mechanical Department escorting trains

Payment of Overtime allowance to C&W Staff of Mechanical Department escorting trains

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.E(LL)/2015/HER/6
New Delhi, dated: 17-09-2015
The General Manager,
NFIR
3 chelmsford Road,
New Delhi.
Sub: Payment of Overtime allowance to C&W Staff of Mechanical Department escorting trains.
Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer your letter No.I/8/Part. I dated 05.08.2015 regarding above mentioned subject requesting therein to issue the suitable guidelines to Zonal Railways for payment of Overtime Allowance and Night Duty Allowance to C&W staff of Mechanical Department escorting trains.
 
In this regard, it is mentioned that Western Railway has been replied to vide Board’s letter of even number dated 17.07.2015. A copy of the Board’s reply to Western Railway is enclosed.
 
DA:As above
For Secretary, Railway Board.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
No.2015/E(LL)/HER/6
New Delhi, dated: 17.7.2015
The General Manager,
Western Railway,
Mumbai.
Sub: Payment of Overtime allowance to staff escorting train no.19301/19302 Indore – Yashwantpur Express- Ratlam Div.
Ref: Railway’s letter No.E/HER/487/RTM/387 dt. 03.6.2015.
 
In Reference to Railway’s letter, referred to above, it is stated that the instructions issued under Letter No.E(LL)/73/HER/26 dt. 13.1.1977 has not been superseded, As such the existing instructions may be followed.
(Ashutosh Garg)
For Deputy Director Estt. (LL)
Railway Board
Source : NFIR
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Review of Suspension: Suspension of Government Servant before expiry of 90 days

Review of Suspension: Suspension of Government Servant before expiry of 90 days

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt 110010

No.AN/XIII/13006/Vol-XXII
Dated 22.09.2015
To
The PCsDA/CsDA
PCA(Fys)/CFAs(Fys)
PIFAs/IFAs
(Through Website)
Subject : Suspension of Government Servant-Review of Suspension
As per provisions contained in Rule 10 of CCS(CC&A) Rules, 1965 suspension of a Government servant is valid only for 90 days unless it is extended after review before expiry of 90 days. It has been observed by the MoD D(Vigilance) that the suspension order has been struck down on the ground that the same had not been reviewed by the reviewing authority before expiry of 90 days.
2. Therefore the Ministry has directed that the provisions of Rule 10(6) and 10(7) of CCS (CC&A) Rules, 1965 which provide for review, modify and extension of the suspension should strictly be observed in all such cases to avoid quashing of orders on technical grounds rather than on merits (copy attached)
3. In this context attention is also invited to DOPT OM No. 11012/4/2003-Estt. (A) dated 07.01.2014 containing review instruction and HQrs letter no. AN/XIII/13007/2A/Vol-IX dated 09.07.2014 regarding constitution of review committee.
4. It is requested that all such cases of suspension/review of suspension of Govt. servant may be reviewed on monthly basis in the light of above provisions/guidelines.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(V.K. Vijay)
C V O / Jt. CGDA


Most Immediate
Ministry of Defence
D(vigilance)
*******

Subject : Suspension of Government Servants – Review of Suspension order.

Attention is invited to Rule 10 of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 relating to Suspension of Govt. Servant by the competent authority on account of disciplinary proceedings pending or contemplated against him, or his engagement in activities prejudicial to the interest of the security of the State, or case pending against him in any criminal offence, or his detention or conviction in a criminal case. The suspension is valid only for 90 days unless it is extended after review for a further period before the expiry of 90 days. Of late the suspension order has been struck down on the ground that the same had not been reviewed by the competent reviewing authority before the expiry of 90 days while it remained in force.
2. It is hereby urged that the provisions of Rule 10(6) and Rule 10(7) of CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965 which provide for review, modify and extension of the suspension of the accused should be strictly observed in all such cases to avoid quashing of orders on technical grounds rather than on merits. Such cases may be reviewed on monthly basis by administrative sections of various civilians cadres of Ministry of Defence.

(Atul Kumar Singh)
Director (Vig)
Source: CGDA
[http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/suspension24092015.pdf]
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Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground

Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(Railway Board)

No PC-V/2015/PNM/NFIR/1
New Delhi, dated 21.09.2015

The General Secretary
NFIR
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055

Sir
Sub:- Denial of payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc. to trainees appointed on compassionate ground in Grade Pay 1900/- in artisan category etc-reg. (PNM/NFIR item No.11/2015)

The undersigned is directed to refer to the minutes of the separate meeting held on 15.07.2015 on the leftover PNM/NFIR items and to state that,DoP&T’s OM dt.03.04.2012 have been adopted by the Board vide letter dt. 14.09.2012 (RBE No.102/2012) issued by its Estt. Dte. Accordingly, the matter has been examined in consultation with Estt. Dte. of Railway Board and they have clarified that Board’s instructions dt. 14.09.2012 applies exclusively in cases, where candidate being considered for appointment on Compassionate grounds are not meeting the minimum qualification for entry into the Government service that is, in Grade Pay Rs. 1800/- and the word ‘trainees’ have been coined only for this limited purpose. It has nothing to do with trainees (who get stipend and not salary) in various posts of Grade Pay Rs.1900 & above, where it is mandatory for persons to complete the training successfully, before joining a working post.

In view of the above position Federation’s demand is not feasible for acceptance.

Yours faithfully,

for Secretary / Railway Board

Source : NFIR
[https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B40Q65NF2_7USFJBZURFeThRblhvWWJkVWNCN1FFMkZ6eEI4/view]
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Seventh Pay Commission: Non-secretariat staff upset over pay disparity with secretariat staff

7th Pay Commission: Non-secretariat staff upset over pay disparity with secretariat staff

New Delhi: As the Seventh Pay Commission is likely to submit its report on raising the salaries and allowances for central government employees to Finance Minister Arun Jaitley within December, non-central secretariat staff across the country are a seething lot.



In fact, the Assistants and Section Officers get pay grade Rs 4600 and Rs 4800 in central Secretariat service while the Assistants and Section Officers of non-central secretariat service get pay grade Rs 4200 and Rs 4600 respectively. Not only this but also the non-functional pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 5400 (Grade Pay) is admissible to the Section Officers of the central Secretariat service on completion of 4 years service in that grade but no such system for the Section Officers of non-central secretariat service and this has led to much heartburn of non-central secretariat staff.

Non-central secretariat staff reiterated their demand to ensure parity with the central Secretariat staff, they seemed unsure about whether or not the Seventh Pay Commission would accept their pay anomalies which, they added, they had demanded such type of pay parity before Sixth Pay Commission also and the commission accepted it but the government didn’t give its nod about it.

Before Sixth Pay Commission implementation, the respective pay scales of Rs 6500-10500 and 5000-8000 existed for Assistants in central Secretariat and non central Secretariat and pay scales 7500-12000 and Rs 6500-10500 existed for Section Officers in central Secretariat and non central Secretariat. The Section Officers in central Secretariat also got the pay scale of Rs.8000-13500 on completion of four years service in the lower scale of 7500-12000 while pay scale of Section Officers of non-central secretariat service was never upgraded in the same post.

A newly recruited Group A officer begins with the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 5400 (Grade Pay) but central Secretariat service staff begin their group A service on the promotion of Under Secretary with the pay scale of Rs 15600-39100 (PB-3)+Rs 6600 (Grade Pay).

Complaints have been raised against the above the anomalies in the Seventh Pay Commission.

Alleging that the central government has taken a number of steps time to time to give higher pay to the central Secretariat service staff at the cost of non-central secretariat service staff.

The non-central secretariat service staff raised their voice to get paid equally as their counterparts central Secretariat staff before Seventh Pay Commission. The Seventh Pay Commission is likely to advice to make a equal in pay disparity with central secretariat staff but it is the big matter, will the government accept it without a question?

TST
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2nd SEP 2015 – Historic Strike was a grand success in almost all the sectors of working class

2nd SEP 2015 – Historic Strike was a grand success in almost all the sectors of working class


EDITORIAL POSTAL CRUSADER OCTOBER-2015
 
2nd SEPTEMBER-2015 –A HISTORIC STRIKE
2nd September 2015. Historic Strike was a grand success in almost all the sectors of working class whether it is Government Sector, Public Sector, Private Sector – organized or unorganized. Crores and crores workers have taken part in it and established so many mile stones in the history of working class movement. The grand success of this strike in strategic fields like Road transport, Coal Mines, Petroleum, Power, Tele Communication is one of the important phenomenas.

This strike was organized by the sponsoring Committee of all Central Trade Unions pursuing 12 points Charter of Demands including withdrawal of anti Labour Laws amendments and FDI in strategic sectors, in protest against lend acquisition Ordinance and Bill and peasants distress and for changing the neo-liberal path of development.

The strike was the result of hard labour of the thousands of Trade Union activists who mobilized and launched vigorous campaign for the months together..

This strike of crores of workers has given clear indication to present Central Government that now the worker has awakened and he is not going to allow the attacks and dangers being unleashed on him in the pursuance of neo-liberal economic policies.

This time this strike was a grand success among Central Government Employees.

In Postal except some circles it was grand success and better than the previous strikes. It shows that the Postal Workers are also not agreed to accept the proposals and recommendations submitted by Task Force Committee headed by T.S.R. Subramanian Ex. Cabinet Secretary as Chairman who laid out a road map of corporatization and Privatization of Department of Post. This is also culmination of anger and protest of Postal Employees that the 50% Work force of this Department i.e. Gramin Dak Sevaks, who are not treated as Civil servant. The demand of NFPE and PJCA for inclusion of GDS in 7th CPC has not been accepted by Government of India. The Cadre restructuring proposals of all Cadres of Postal; were agreed long back but not being implemented. Thousands and thousands of posts in all Cadres are also not being filled besides vigorous pursuance by the NFPE and PJCA.

The PJCA comprising NFPE, FNPO, AIPU-GDS (NFPE) and NUGDS has viewed very seriously with grave concern the totally negative attitude of the Government of India and Department of Post and has decided to go on indefinite strike from 23rd Nov-2015 on the above demands.

NFPE appeals to the entirety of Postal, RMS and GDS Employees to start preparations justify now to make the indefinite strike from 23rd November-2015a grand success to compel the Government of India and Department of Post to concede our demands. Nothing in past has been achieved without struggle and nothing is going to be achieved without struggle. So unite and fight and achieve.

UNITY FOR STRUGGLE AND STRUGGLE FOR UNITY.
Working Class Zindabad
Postal Workers Zindabad.

Source: National Federation of Postal Employees
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A Readers’concerns of false news about 7th pay commission recommendation

A Readers’concerns of false news about 7th pay commission recommendation

One of our readers  Shri.Jai Kishan Desais‘ concerns of false News items posted in media recently about 7th pay commission recommendations is given below..

“….The Central Government employees are fed up with the false news items that keep coming about 7th Pay Commission which are published in Dailies and blogs and in Social Media recently. Baseless Predictions, groundless assumptions, imaginary calculators, truth less articles and to this extreme… Dubious Projects are also being published about 7th Pay commission recommendation

What is the reason behind these false report keep coming in News Media and Blogs? What is the intention which prompt them to publish these rubbish articles regarding 7th pay commission in their websites?
The intention behind publishing these article is not to give the correct information to central government employees but promoting their websites using the trending news and key words. Among central government employees the attracting word now is 7th pay commission, 7th pay commission pay scale and date of submission of 7th pay commission report.

Recently the articles which have been published in some leading news websites showed their lack of knowledge in the matters of service condition of central government employees and 7th pay commission.
The main focus of these articles are attracting people to their website and to increase the ranking in search results. Merely promoting their websites in search results, they started publishing articles which has no value and bearing misleading facts. The same old story repeated in every articles published

Recently many articles, which are published in websites about the recommendation of 7th pay commission, are nothing more than gimmicks. One article posted in a blog says ….

        7th pay commission recommendations for …
> Children education Allowance will be Rs.40 to 50
>  Allowance for disabled children will be Rs.100/-
> Hostel Subsidy will be Rs.300/-
7th pay commission recommendation

This News went viral in Social Media and surprisingly many websites posted this information without knowing that it was recommended by Fifth Pay Commission.
pay commission recommendation of CEA 
This News went viral in Social Media and surprisingly many websites posted this information without knowing that it was recommended by Fifth Pay Commission.
pay commission recommendation of CEA

Another Example is, in a leading website the story mentioned below was published

“There will be 5 to 6% performance-based increment every year and those who are under-performing could retire by 55 years of age or after 30 years of service, added sources. House Rent Allowance could also be hiked by 10% to 30%”
7th PAy commission recommendation of HRA
It seems that those who wrote these articles didn’t know not even the existing rates of allowances paid to central government employees, but they try to impress the central government employees by their prediction about the Pay scales and Allowances of 7th pay commission going to be recommended in future.
It is the readers’ responsibility to identify these websites and to keep themselves aware of it.
  • Jai Kishan Desai, Pune
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Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules ; Central Government employees over 50/55 worried

Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules ; Central Government employees over 50/55 worried

“Compulsory Retirement under CCS Rules – Following are the consequences of a law imposed by DoPT.”
The Armed Forces, Railways, Defence, and Deaprtment of Post are among the largest employers under the control of the Central Government. The largest among them, the Railways, employs more than 13 lakh employees. In all, the Central Government employees more than 34 lakh, and has more than 38 lakh pensioners on its list.

The Centre has now ordered the implementation of an old and forgotten law. According to Section 56 (J) and 56 (I) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules 1972, the performances of those between the ages of 50 and 55, and those who have completed 30 years of service must be reviewed by senior officers once every three months, vis. Jan to Mar, Apr to Jun, Jul to Sep and Oct to Dec. All the departments have been ordered to review the performances and implement this rule immediately. And also advised to constitute a Review Committee consisting of two Members at appropriate level.

Relevant orders to this effect were issued on September 11. Senior officials and employees of various departments are confused and terrified following the orders.

Some claim that the government has taken this step to stifle the indefinite strike to be held in November. The Central Government employees union and the railway employees’ union claim that, armed with this rule, the government can send home workers under the compulsory retirement scheme.

The order quoted, “If conduct of a government employee becomes unbecoming to the public interest or obstructs the efficiency in public services, the government has an absolute right to compulsorily retire such an employee in public interest.”

Worse hit due to the new rule are the senior and experienced members of the staff. These employees are already affected by denial of increments and de-promotions. The federations claim that the Centre is treating these experienced employees as unreliable and talentless manpower and is hell-bent on terminating their services.

The government is conspiring to use this law and give compulsory retirement to employees over the age of 50/55 by branding them as unfit for work. The law also makes it possible for the government to find faults with their work.

The move is intended to intimidate the employees into not participating in the indefinite strike in November.

Source: 90paisa.org
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