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Friday, 15 July 2016

Introduction of single window system for acceptance of proposals for framing/amendment of recruitment rules

Introduction of single window system for acceptance of proposals for framing/amendment of recruitment rules.
F.NO.AB-14017/10/2016-Estt.RR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievance and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment-I Division
North Block
New Delhi, the 14th July,2016.

Sub: Introduction of single window system for acceptance of proposals for framing/amendment of recruitment rules.

In order to reduce the time cycle in finalisation of proposal relating to framing/amendment of RRs and to streamline the processes involved, it has been decided that henceforth all proposals for framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules (RRs) will be received under single window system.

2. The proposals shall be submitted under the Single Window System on Tuesdays and Thursdays of every week between 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon. The concerned Under Secretaries of the Administrative Ministry/Department shall attend a meeting with the officers concerned in RR Division of DoP&T on the scheduled day and time. In case the concerned Nodal Officers are not attending office, then the link officer will receive the proposals. The Ministries/Departments may ensure that all the points indicated in the checklist are fulfilled. A copy of the checklist is enclosed at Annexure-I. The work allocation of RR Division of this Department among the three Units including contact details is enclosed at Annexure-II.

3. Only those proposals which are fulfilling all the requirements of the checklist will be processed for providing comments/approvals.

4. This Department has developed a Web Based Information System so as to enable the Ministries and Departments to know the current status of consideration /disposal of proposals relating to framing/amendment of Recruitment Rules and Search-cum-Selection Committee.  The Departments are requested to visit the website of DoP&T for ascertaining the status of consideration of proposal. The meeting, if any, fixed by the Department of Personnel & Training to discuss regarding the proposals will also be informed through the system.

The Ministries/Departments may continue to follow all the existing instructions on the subject, including consultation with UPSC and Legislative Department.
(Jayanthi G.)
Director(E.I)
Tel: 23092479

DOPT
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Participation by Central Government servants in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance Clarification - regarding

Participation by Central Government servants in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance Clarification - regarding

No.6/ 2/ 2009-Estt (Pay-I)(Vol-II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi, 15th July, 2016.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Participation by Central Government servants in sporting events and tournaments of National or International importance - Clarification - Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 6/ 2/ 2009-Pay-1 dated 18th May, 2010 which clarifies inter-alia that sportspersons participating in sporting events (individual/ team) of  national / international importance will be treated as having achieved excellence for the purpose of grant of increments if they achieve 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in the finals of sporting events, if more than three individuals or teams have participated in the events. If only three or less individuals or teams have participated in the finals of a sporting event, the sportsperson / team achieving first position will be treated as having achieved excellence.

2. The question as regards treating the term 'finals' used in OM dated 18.5.2010 and also the distinction sought to be made between athletic / equivalent and non- athletic / equivalent sporting events has been engaging the attention of the Government. The matter has been examined and the President is pleased to decide the conditions for grant of incentive increments as under:
(i) In the case of athletic / equivalent sporting events, which are generally decided on the basis of finishing position and which do not involve level-related concept e.g. finals, semi-finals and are held all at one go, there would be no 'finals'. The three individuals / teams that secure first three positions shall be said to have achieved excellence, if more than three individuals / teams have participated in the sporting events of national / international importance, for the purpose of grant of incentive increments. This benefit, however, is allowable to the individual/team, who achieves the first position only, if the number of individuals/teams that participate in the sporting event, is three or two.
(ii) In the case of non-athletic/equivalent sporting events which involve level-related concept and the Game's format provide for awarding 1 Gold + 1 Silver + 1 Bronze Medals - The individuals/ members of the teams who have achieved first and second positions (i.e. Gold and Silver Medals) respectively, in the finals and the individual/ members of the team who has/ have achieved third position and has/ have been awarded Bronze Medal, shall be said to have achieved excellence for the purpose of grant of incentive increments, if more than three individuals/ teams have participated in the sporting events of national/ international importance. This benefit, however, is allowable to only the individual/ members of the team securing first position, if the number of individuals / teams that participate in a sporting event is three or two.
(iii) In the case of non-athletic/equivalent sporting events which involve level-related concept and the Game's format provide for awarding 1 Gold + 1 Silver + 2 Bronze Medals and there is no "play off' match for the Bronze Medal which is awarded to both the loosing semi-finalists
The individuals/ members of the teams, achieving first and second positions (i.e. Gold and Silver Medals) respectively, in the finals and both the losing semi-finalist individuals/ members of the teams who have been awarded Bronze Medals (i.e. the third position is a tie between the two semi-finalists), shall be said to have achieved excellence for the purpose of grant of incentive increments, if more than four individuals/ teams have participated in the sporting events of national/ international importance. This benefit, however, is allowable to only the individual/ team securing first position, if the number of individuals/ teams that participate in a sporting event is four or three or two.

3. These orders shall be in supersession of the OM No. 6/2/2009 - Pay-1 dated 18th May, 2010. The provisions as contained in the OM No.6/1/85-Estt(Pay-1) dated 16th July, 1985 and subsequent orders
issued on the subject shall continue to apply. Past cases may also be decided accordingly.

(Pushpender Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Telephone: 23040287
DoPT Order
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New Features Released For NPS Subscribers

New Features Released For NPS Subscribers
Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) takes various initiatives from time to time in order to simplify and improve the operational issues in National Pension System (NPS) like new functionality development under NPS architecture, simplification of account opening, withdrawal, grievance management etc. In this regard, recently many new functionalities have been released to provide the ease of operation for the benefit of subscribers and nodal offices. These are detailed below:
Functionality released recently for the benefit of NPS subscribers: 
S. No. Functionalities Benefits Description
1 Mobile Application Mobile Application for NPS is now available to the Subscriber’s in ‘Google Play Store’ as ‘NPS by NSDL e-Gov’ for installation and use. In Mobile App, the Subscriber will be able to raise the request for Transaction Statement for a particular financial year which will be sent to his registered mail ID at end of the day, can view his/her NPS account, latest details of scheme wise units along with latest NAV and the total value of the schemes, details of the last five contributions credited,  can change contact details (Telephone/Mobile no./Email ID), change password/security Question add/modify his/her password and set security question (for password reset) through Mobile App. Notifications, if any, from CRA will be available to the Subscriber. Short messages will be displayed here.
2 Change of address using Aadhaar authentication The Subscribers can now update/modify their address on their own using Aadhaar based authentication. After logging in CRA, Subscriber will use the menu “Update Address” by providing the Aadhaar No and click on the ‘submit’ button. After which an OTP will be sent to Subscriber’s mobile. Once the Subscriber authenticates by submitting the OTP, address details from Aadhaar system will be fetched and updated in the CRA system. In this process, Subscriber will be able to update permanent as well as correspondence address.
3 Scheme Preference change facility Once Subscriber opts to change his / her Scheme Preference after logging in, an OTP will be sent to the Subscriber (on their registered mobile number). After authentication is done with OTP, the Subscriber can change their PFM, Asset Class, Allocation Ratio, Scheme Options.
4 Tier II activation through eNPS Any subscriber having Tier I account in NPS can now activate Tier II account online through eNPS by entering his / her PRAN, DOB and PAN. An OTP will be generated and will be sent to the registered mobile number. Subscriber has to enter the OTP and proceed for Tier II activation under NPS.
5 KYC re-verification using Aadhaar authentication A Subscriber whose Bank has not confirmed (rejected) his / her KYC verification request can now update the address details and confirm KYC using Aadhaar based authentication. The Subscriber needs to simply go to eNPS site, click on Update details and proceed.
6 Facility to contribute Online Subscribers are contributing through online mode using eNPS portal of NPS Trust. Now, a facility has been made available to contribute online by Subscribers using IPIN credentials in CRA system. Subscriber can login into the CRA system and click on “Contribution” menu. On submission, the Subscriber will be redirected to eNPS contribution page from where he / she can contribute as per existing process of eNPS.
7 Withdrawal from Tier II account At present, for Withdrawal from Tier II account, the NPS subscribers are required to visit the branch of the associated Point of Presence (POPs) or Nodal Office. Now, the NPS Subscribers have a facility to initiate withdrawal request from Tier II account using their login credentials and OTP authentication on registered mobile number.
8 Online IPIN generation The eNPS Subscribers can now access the CRA system immediately after registering without waiting for physical I-PIN to be despatched. Facility is now available where the Subscriber will generate I-PIN instantly and access his / her NPS account.

Currently, NPS and APY together have 1.29 crore subscribers with total Asset under Management (AUM) of 1.34 lakh crore.
 Source : PIB
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7th pay commission recommendations For Station Masters in Indian Railways

7th pay commission recommendations For Station Masters in Indian Railways

Station Masters
The cadre of Station Masters, nearly 39,000 strong, is one of the visible faces of Indian Railways. They are connected with working of traffic, commercial duties like issue of tickets, goods handling, parcel handling, accounting of station earnings. They are also responsible for proper co-ordination between personnel of different departments posted at the station. Theirs is presently a three-tier structure:-
7th-pay-commission-recommendations-Station-Masters-Indian-Railways
Some major stations have posts of Station Superintendent (Gazetted).
Presently the mode of recruitment is as follows:
SS–100 percent promotional
SM–10 percent through Limited Departmental Competitive
Examination (LDCE), from serving non-ministerial graduates of Commercial and Traffic Departments; 15 percent+Shortfall against LDCE through Direct Recruitment from the open market; 75 percent through promotions from ASM.
ASM–25 percent through General Selection from specified serving matriculates in GP 1800, 1900, 2400 and 2800; 15 percent + Shortfall against General Selection through LDCE (from employees of specified categories of Commercial and Traffic Departments with qualification of graduation and a minimum service of 5 years for Group D staff); 60 percent+Shortfall against LDCE through Direct Recruitment from the open market.
There is a demand to upgrade ASMs from GP 2800 to GP 4200.
Analysis and Recommendations:-
The Commission notes that 7 percent of the entire cadre is presently in GP 2800, 53 percent in GP 4200 and 40 percent in GP 4600. Keeping in mind the identical educational qualifications required for the posts of ASM and SM, with practically no difference in the functions performed by them, and the historical importance of the post, it is recommended that the ASMs in GP 2800 should first be upgraded to GP 4200 and then fitted in the revised Pay Matrix. The cadre will then have 60 percent posts in Level 6 and 40 percent in Level 7. The designation of ASM may be abolished. Separate recommendations have been made regarding Dress Allowance to Station Masters. Other demands like grant of Safety and Punctuality Allowance, Outturn Allowance are not justified.
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AIRF: Salary of August month will be based on 7th CPC recommendations

AIRF: Salary of August month will be based on 7th CPC recommendations

7th Pay Commission – Clarification regarding salaries to be paid

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation
No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)
Dated: July 13, 2016
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,
Dear Comrades!

In continuation of our earlier letter of even number dated 8th July, 2016, wherein clarification was issued, whether payment of salaries based on 7th CPC recommendations will be made from current month or otherwise, it is hereby clarified that; salary of August month will be based on 7th CPC recommendations.

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Revision of the existing rates of Daily Officiating Allowance in the pay structure recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission

Revision of the existing rates of Daily Officiating Allowance in the pay structure recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
PC-VI No.369/2016
RBE No.80/2016
No.E(P&A)I-2011/FE-4/1
New Delhi, Dated: 04-07-2016
The General Manager
All Indian Railways & Production Units,etc

Subject: Revision of the existing rates of Daily Officiating Allowance in the pay structure recommended by the VI Central Pay Commission.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(P&A)I-98/CPC/PA-3 dated 08.03.1999

The NFIR had raised a demand in the PNM Forum for revising the rates of Daily officiating allowance in the pay structure recommended by the VI CPC. A reference in this regard was also received from AIRF.

2. The matter has been considered by Board and have decided to revise the existing rates of Daily officiating Allowance in the VI CPC pay structure as indicated in the enclosed Annexure.

3. The revised rates of Daily Officiating Allowance are admissible from 01.09.2008. All other terms and conditions shall remain unchanged.

4. This has the sanction of the President and issues with the concurrence of the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

Source : AIRF
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Three Kendriya Vidyalaya proposals approved, HRD Minister says in interaction with Press

‘Three Kendriya Vidyalaya proposals approved’, HRD Minister says in interaction with Press

Union HRD Minister, Sh. Prakash Javadekar announced the approval of three Kendriya Vidyala proposals, during an informal interaction with the media persons today. The Minister also received the feedback from the media regarding the performance of the ministry and education sector, appreciating the immense experience of the media professionals in covering the ministry of Human Resource Development.

The Minister briefed the press about the approval of three Kendriya Vidyalaya proposals. It was decided to open new Kendriya Vidyalaya in Rae Bareli, Uttar Pradesh (Railway Coach Factory) as well as in Takenpur, Madhya Pradesh (BSF Academy). It was also decided to adjust timings in the already functional Kendriya Vidyalaya in Piliphit, Uttar Pradesh to enable classes for Std XI considering the space constraints of the KV.

On NEET, the Minister clarified as follows

1. In case a candidate appeared in NEET-I and applied for NEET-II but not paid the fee, his candidature for NEET-II will not be considered as he has not submitted the fee and thus, his form has not been submitted successfully. The registration issued to any candidate is basically a unique number which is issued to all candidates who registers with the system. In the above case, result of NEET-I will be considered

2. In case, a candidate appeared in NEET-I and applied for NEET-II successfully but could not appear in NEET-II, such cases will be placed before the Oversight Committee for consideration of their NEET-I result.

3. Any other case which will come to the notice will also be placed before the Oversight Committee for taking final decisions.

PIB
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NFIR – Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and pay Fixation for Running Staff

NFIR – Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and pay Fixation for Running Staff
NFIR


No. IV/NFIR/7CPC(Imp)/2016/R.B.
Dated : 13/07/2016
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir.
Sub: Implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC – Fitment Factor and pay Fixation for Running Staff – reg.

The Railway Board is aware that the Union Cabinet has decided on 29th June 2016 for implementation of revised Pay Matrices of the 7th Central Pay Commission w.e.f. 01/01/2016 duly applying 2.57 multiplier factor. The notification, in this regard, is expected from the Ministry of Finance in due course.

In this connection, the NFIR invites Railway Board’s attention to letter No. PC- VI/2008/1/RSRP/1 dated 12/09/2008 relating to Pay Fixation tables for Running Staff which were given effect from 01/01/2006 and wherein the Fitment Factor was 2.118 for Running Staff (in view of pay element) instead of 1.86.
Considering the 30% pay element of Running Stuff which is needed to be taken for arriving at multiplier factor, the Federation is of the view that the Fitment Factor for Pay Fixation of Running Staff in the 7th CPC Pay Matrix shall be “3” instead of “2.57”.

NFIR, therefore, urges upon the Railway Board to take the above points into consideration for the purpose of determining the Fitment Factor as “3” in the case of Running Staff for granting 7th CPC Pay Fixation w.e.f. 01/01/2016.
Yours faithfully
sd/-
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Source : NFIR
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