A complete reference blog for Indian Government Employees

Sunday, 24 September 2017

60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the Employee of EPFO for the year 2016-17


60 Days Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) for the Employee of EPFO for the year 2016-17

EPFO-BONUS-2016-2017

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Head Office
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan,14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110066
No. WSU/25(1)/2016-17/PLB/10141
Date: 20.09.2017
To
All Addl. CPFC (HQ/Zones),
Addl. CPFC (ASD), Head Office
Director (PDUNASS) and
All Regional P.F. Commissioners-Incharge of
Regional Offices.

Sub: Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the employees of the EPFO for the year 2016-2017.

Sir/Madam,
The Central Government, in terms of Section 5D(7) of the Employees' Provident Funds Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, has conveyed its approval to the existing Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme for the year 2016-2017 for the employees of EPFO vide letter No A-26022/1/94-SS.1 dated 20th September, 2017.

2. Accordingly, the competent authority is pleased to convey the approval for payment of the Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2016-2017 for 60 (Sixty) days in all the offices of EPFO. The bonus of 60 days has been assessed on the basis of data/information submitted by the Regional Offices in compliance to Head Office letter dated 21.08.2017. The payment of bonus is to be released to all Group 'C' and Group 'B' (Non-Gazetted) employees of EPFO.

3. The terms and conditions governing payment of P.L.B. will be as per the instructions issued by the Government of India for payment of the bonus to the employees in Central Government departments from time to time. However, the quantum of bonus may be assessed as per the following formula circulated vide Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 7/4/2014/E.III(A) dated 19.09.2017.

(AVERAGE EMOLUMENTS) X (NUMBER OF DAYS OF BONUS)
30.4*

(* Average number of days in a month)

4. Further, Ministry of Finance vide O.M. No. 7/4/2014-E-IIIA dated 29.08.2016 has revised the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments for the purpose of payment of P.L. Bonus from Rs. 3500 to Rs. 7000 revised w.e.f. 01.04.2014.

5. The term 'emoluments' occurring in these orders will include Basic Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay, Deputation (Duty) Allowance and Dearness Allowance, but will not include other Allowances, such as HRA, CCA Special Compensatory (Remote locality) Allowance, Bad Climate Allowance, Children Education Allowance and Interim Relief etc.

6. The expenditure incurred for payment of bonus may be debited from the budget head "Productivity Linked Bonus."

(This issues with the approval of Central P.F. Commissioner).
Yours faithfully,
(J.K. Sangalay)
Regional P.F. Commissioner-I (WSU)
Share:

Government approves 3rd cadre review for jcos/ors, Increase in posts of SUB MAJs, SUBs, NAIB SUBs and Havaldars


Government approves 3rd cadre review for jcos/ors, Increase in posts of SUB MAJs, SUBs, NAIB SUBs and Havaldars

DEAR ALL,
SOME GOOD NEWS AT LAST for JCOs/ORs as the number of posts are increased, facilitating promotion prospects, to be implemented in the next 5 year period.

The numbers of posts increased now are :
RANKEXISTINGAddl Sanction(Next 5 Years)
JCOs
Sub MajSub
Naib Sub
550044546
41014
4797769
13466
ORs
HavaldarsNaiks2106562032595849864930

The 3rd Cadre Review for ORs/JCOs which was due in 2011, has been now (2017) approved by the Govt. The 1st such Review was done in 1979 and the 2nd one was made in 1984.

Source : ex-servicemenwelfare.blogspot.in
Share:

7th CPC - Special Train Controller Allowance- clarification by Railway Board Order No. RBE 129/2017


7th CPC - Special Train Controller Allowance- clarification by Railway Board Order No. RBE 129/2017

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
Ministry of Railways (Rail Mantralaya)
(Railway Board)
PC-VII No. 59
RBE No.: 129/2017
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3

New Delhi, dated: 15 / 09/2017
The General Manager/CAOs(R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list)

    Sub: Provisional grant of Special Train Controller's Allowance- clarification reg.

Please refer to Board's letter No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3 dated 10.08.2017 (RBE No. 86/2017) regarding grant of Special Train Controllers' Allowance to the categories of Trains Controllers i.e. Section Controllers and Deputy Chief Controllers of Indian Railways @ Rs. 5,000/- per month and PC-VI/2008/I/1/l dated 14.09.2010 (RBE No. 134/2010).

2. In partial modification to the letter of even No. dated 10.08.2017, the designation "Dy. Chief Controller" mentioned in Para 1 of the said letter may be read as "Chief Controllers".

3. All other contents in the letter dated 10.08.2017 will remain same.

4. Hindi version is attached herewith.


(Jaya Kumar G)
Deputy Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
File No. PC-VII/2017/I/7/5/3 New Delhi, dated: 15 /09/2017

Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in
Share:

7th CPC Pay Anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Railway Accounts with other Central Government Service: All India Railway Accounts Staff Association writes to Ministry of Finance


7th CPC Pay Anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Railway Accounts with other Central Government Service: All India Railway Accounts Staff Association writes to Ministry of Finance

Chennai
09-2017

To

Sri ARUN JAITLEY
Honorable Minister for finance,
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: Pay anomaly in the Supervisory Cadre of Accounts Department, Ministry of Railways and pay disparity with other Supervisory cadres of the Central Government services.

The All India Railway Accounts staff Association while deposing before the 7th CPC had brought to the notice of the Commission that subsequent to the acceptance of the VI CPC recommendations a peculiar anomaly arose where a junior drawing higher Grade Pay than the Senior in the cadre of Section Officer (Accounts). The Committee of the 7th Pay Commission observed that the above anomalous situation purely arose on circumstantial grounds and needs to be rectified. Thus in its report, the Commission found merit in the above contention and recommended that Seniors must be given the benefit of stepping up and further in line with their recommendations for organized Accounts cadres, it further recommended that Section Officer (Accounts) Railways in GP Rs. 4800 should be upgraded on completion of four years service, to the existing GP5400 (PB-2) viz., level 9 in the Pay Matrix, on non functional basis. ( Ref: Para No 11.40.83 of 7th CPC).

The 7th Central Pay Commission acknowledged that the skill sets of the Organized Accounts cadres are fairly higher and the Organized Accounts Cadre have to compulsorily pass various stringent examinations for promotions. Moreover, Sr. Section Officer ( Accounts) had been assigned complete parity with Section Officers (SO) of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) and they had been granted the pay scale of Rs.6500-10500 (S-12) w.e.f.01-01-1996 in accordance with 6th CPC. Further, it was also noticed that parity between Organized Accounts and the cadre of Section Officers of CSS was disturbed by granting non functional up gradation to GP Rs. 5400 (PB-3) after four years of service to Section Officers of CSS only. The Commission also noted that , non-functional up-gradation from GP Rs. 4800 to GP. Rs. 5400 (PB-3) on completion of four years of service, has been accorded to a number of posts by the Govt. of India in 2008. The Commission also found no reason and justification to deprive the benefit of up gradation to GP Rs. 5400 to the officers of the Organized Accounts Cadres who are in GP RS. 4800.

Thus, the Pay Commission recommended that, all officers in the Organized Accounts Cadres ( in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Defence Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organization, Railways, Posts and Telecommunications) who are in GP Rs. 4800, should be upgraded on completion of four years of service to GP 5400 (PB-2) viz. pay level 9 in the Pay matrix ( Para 11.12.140 of 7th CPC.)

To utter dismay, the Government of India while accepting the recommendations of the Pay Commission on up-gradation of posts, left out the Ministry of Railways and Defense for non functional up-gradation GP 5400(PB-3) after four years of service for the categories of AAOs (Finance Division of Defense, Ministry of Defense) and Senior Section Officer (Accounts) Senior Traveling Inspector of Accounts and Senior Inspector of Stores Accounts, Ministry of Railways with the remarks that it will be examined by DOPT for taking a comprehensive view in the matter`. The DOPT took almost nine months and transferred the issue on 7th April 2017 to the Ministry of Finance(Expenditure). In other words benefit of Up gradation to GP 5400 after completion of four years of service has been granted to all other Organized Accounts Cadres of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Indian Civil Accounts Organization and Posts and Telecommunication.

The Ministry of Defense in their recent ID Note No 369/C/2017 dated 23-3-2017 also recommended that above benefit be extended to the Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) of Defense Accounts Department, On the other hand, DOPT in their communication ID note No.1198678 /16 - Est (Pay-1) dated 2-2-2017 to the Executive Director Pay Commission 111, Ministry of Railways, advised the Ministry of Railways to consult Department of Expenditure in terms of Government of India (Allocation of Business Rules). It shows the indifferent approach of Government towards Railway Accounts Employee.

The Supervisory Cadre of the Accounts Department of the Railways is also entrusted with the responsibilities of presenting the Railway Accounts on widely accepted accrual based Accounting in addition to presenting the Government accounts as per requirements laid down in the Constitution of India , as announced by Hon'ble Minister of Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhu, in his budget speech.

It would be highly appreciated, if the benefit of grant of GPRs. 5400 is extended to Supervisory Cadre of the Accounts Department, Ministry of Railways on completion of four years of service in GP Rs. 4800 who are the only left in this case. This will also end pay parity between the organised accounts cadres of the Government of India.

An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.
Sincerely yours,
(REJI GEORGE)
General Secretary
Source: Click to view/download PDF
Share:

7th CPC: Abolition of Condiment Allowance - PCDA (CC) Order

 7th CPC: Abolition of Condiment Allowance - PCDA (CC) Order
 
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR/SPEED POST/REGISTERED

No. M/II/1300/CR/2017
Office of the PCDA (CC) Lucknow
Cantt 226 002 

Dated the 18th September, 2017

To,
The CO/OC

Sub: ABOLITION OF CONDIMENT ALLOWANCE.

Please refer item 36 of Appendix I under ORDER of RESOLUTION - Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) published in the Gazette of India - EXTRAORDINARY Part-1 Section 1 Notification no. 169 dated 6th July 2017 and Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure F No. 29/1/12017-E.II(B) dated 11/07/2017 regarding payment on account of discontinued allowances.

 The Condiment allowance stands abolished w.e.f. 01/07/2017 vide MOF OM 11/07/2017 and circulated vide CGDA letter No. AN/XIV/14164NII CPC/CircularNo-I dated 21/08/2017. It is, therefore, requested to submit your Cash Requisitions accordingly. Please also mention the detail of amount (Calculation) demanded through CR on the covering letter. Please accord top priority.

 GO(S/W) has seen.
Sd/-
Sr. Accounts Officer (S/W)
  Source: pcdacc.gov.in
Share:

KVS: Revision of Recruitment Rules for Vice-Principal/Asstt. Education Officer

KVS: Revision of Recruitment Rules for Vice-Principal/Asstt. Education Officer

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN (HQ)
M 18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARG,
NEW DELHI-110016

F. No. 11-RPSO19/1/2017-AC(RPS)\ 476-479
Date: 21/09/2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Recruitment Rules for Vice-Principal post in KVS.

The Board of Governors of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan in its 106th meeting held on 15.11.2016 has approved the revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Vice-Principal in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.
The revised Recruitment Rules for the post of Vice-Principal effective from 01.04.2017 are circulated herewith for general information.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Hindi version is attached.
(S. Vijaykumar)
Joint Commissioner( Admn.)
Encls: As above.

Distribution:
1. The Deputy Commissioners, KVS, All Regional Offices.
2. The Director, KVS, AII ZIET's.
3. All Officers and sections in KVS(HQ)
4. PS to Commissioner, KVS
5. PS to Addl. Commissioner(Admn.)/(Acad.), KVS.
6. All recognized Associations.
7. The Deputy Commissioner(EDP) to upload on the website.
8. Guard File

Recruitment Rules for the post of Vice-Principal/Asstt. Education Officer  
Sl. No.DetailsRecruitment Rule
1Name of the PostVice-Principal/ Asstt. Education Officer.
2Number of post(s)511 (Subject to variation.) (Year-2017)
3ClassificationGroup 'A'.
4Pay Scale(PB-3) Rs.15600-39100+Grade Pay Rs. 5400(Pre-revised) Level 10 Rs. 56100 to 177500 (As per 7th cpc).
5Whether selection post or non-selection post.Selection.
6Age limit for direct recruits.Between 35 and 45 years. There shall be no age bar in case of employees of KVS. Age relaxation shall be given to SC/ST candidates and other categories of candidates as per instructions issued by the Govt. of India from time to time.
7Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits.Essential Qualification i) Masters Degree from a recognized university with atleast 50% marks in aggregate.
ii) B.Ed or equivalent teaching degree.
(iii)2 years experience of working on the post of Vice-Principal in Central/State Govt./Autonomous organizations of Central/State Govt ;
OR
6 Years experience of working on the post of PGT or Lecturer in Central/State Govt./Autonomous organizations of Central/State Govt:
OR
10 years combined experience of working as PGT or Lecturer and TGT in Central/State Govt./Autonomous organizations of Central/State Govt. of which atleast 3 years should be of working on the post of PGT or Lecturer.
Desirable
Basic knowledge of working on Computer.
8Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in case of promotees.No,
9Period of probation, if any2 years.
10Method of recruitment, whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation/absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods.25% by Promotion25% by Limited Departmental Competitive Examination
50% by Direct Recruitment
11In case of recruitment by promotion/ deputation/absorption, grades from which promotion/deputation/ absorption to be made.By Promotion
From amongst PGTs serving in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan with 08 years regular service in the grade.By Limited Departmental Competitive Examination
From amongst PGTs serving in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan with 05 years regular service in the grade.
12If a Departmental Promotion Committee exists what is its composition.Addl. Commissioner( Admn.), KVS- ChairmanJoint Commissioner( Acad) , KVS, - Member
Joint Commissioner ( Admn.) , KVS - Member
13Circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission to be consulted in making recruitment.Not applicable
Share:

Special Allowance to Nursing Staff in Railways as per 7th CPC Rs. 540 w.e.f. 01.07.2017 & 6th CPC Rs. 360 w.e.f. 01.09.2008: NFIR requests


Special Allowance to Nursing Staff in Railways as per 7th CPC Rs. 540 w.e.f. 01.07.2017 & 6th CPC Rs. 360 w.e.f. 01.09.2008: NFIR requests
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEWS DELHI

No. I/5(g)/part VI
Dated: 20/09/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theatre/Intensive Care Unit-revision of Allowances-reg.

Ref: (i) NFIR's PNM Item No. 1/2012.
(ii) Railway Board's OM No. E(P&A)I-2009/SP-1/Gen1/1 dated 09/07/2010 and 08/ 10/2013.
(iii) NFIR’s letter No. I/5(g) dated 08/11/2012 & no. I/5(g)/Pt. V dated 02/09/2013 and 13/01/2014.
(iv) Ministry of Health & Family Welfare letter no. 2.28015/2012013 - N dated 17th October 2013 copy endorsed to NFIR.
(v) Railway Board's letter No. E(P&A)I-2012/FE-4/1 dated 23/01/2014.
(vi) NFIR's letter No. I/5(g)/Part V dated 21/10/2014, 20/ 10/2015 & 30/05/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the above cited references relating to grant of Special Allowance to Nurses working in Operation Theatre/ Intensive Care Unit in Railway Hospitals.

NFIR also brings to the notice of Railway Board that the Ministry of Finance vide Resolution No 11-1/2016- IC dated 06th July 2017 has decided for retention of Operation Theatre Allowance and enhancing the Allowance from Rs. 360/- to Rs. 540/- p.m. with effect from 01/07/2017. Pursuant to the said decision, the Nursing Staff in Railways who are working in Operation Theatres/Intensive Care Units are entitled for payment of Allowance w. e. f. 01/09/2008 as per the rates prescribed/revised," at the rate of Rs 540/- p. m w. e. f. 01/07/2017. According to the Ministry of Finance Resolution dated 06th July 2017 the Allowance allowed prior to 01/07/2017 was Rs.360/- p.m.

NFIR also desires to remind that pursuant to discussion in the PNM meeting (Item No. 1-B/2012), the Railway Ministry had recommended to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare who in turn had sent proposal to Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) for their concurrence. As the matter has since been settled Pursuant to MoF's Resolution dated 06th July 2017, those Nursing Personnel working in Operation Theatres/Intensive Care Units are required to be paid this Allowance w.e.f 01/09/2008 as per the rates prescribed/revised from time to time.

As the NFIR PNM Item is pending since last five years, it is urged to expedite action and accord approval for payment of Allowance.
Yours faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghvaiah)
General Secretary


Source: NFIR Download PDF
Share:

Friday, 22 September 2017

7th CPC : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC


7th CPC : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC
LTC-7thCPC


No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block New Delhi.
Dated September 19, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission-clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.A-IV dated 23.09.2008, which inter-alia provides that travel entitlements for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

2. Consequent upon the decisions taken by Government on the recommendations of Seventh CPC relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements of Central Government employees, TA Rules have undergone changes vide Ministry of Finance's O.M. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.

3. In this regard, it is clarified that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance's O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.

4. Further, the following conditions may also be noted:
i. No daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC.

ii. Any incidental expenses and the expenditure incurred on local journeys shall not be admissible.

iii. Reimbursement for the purpose of LTC shall be admissible in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

iv. In case of journey between the places not connected by any public/Government means of transport, the Government servant shall be allowed reimbursement as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.

v. Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains is now allowed on LTC. Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC.

vi. Flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.
5. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.
S/d,
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Authority: www.dopt.gov.in
Share:

Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group 'D' staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) - NFIR's PNM Item No.32/2015


Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group 'D' staff promoted to same Grade pay of Rs.1800/0 (PB-1) - NFIR's PNM Item No.32/2015.

NFIR

No. I/2/Part IV
Dated: 20/09/2017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: (i) Grant of pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the erstwhile Group'D' Staff promoted to same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- (PB-l) - NFIR's PNM Item No. 32/2015.
(ii) Implementation of VIth CPC Pay Structure - Merger of pre-revised Pay Scales w.e.f. 01/01/2006 - Promotion of staff to the same Grade Pay of Rs. 1800/- A.C. Coach Attendant category- NFIR's PNM Item No.21/2012.
(iii) Fixation of pay under Rule 13 to those promoted to identical pay band/grade pay shouldering higher responsibilities -NFIR's PNM Item No. 01/2014.

Ref: (i) NFIR's letter No. I/2 Part III dated 09/02/2016 & 19/12/2016.
(ii) NFIR's letter No. I/2 Part IV dated 19/06/2017.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the minutes of the NFIR's PNM Item No. 32/2015 as well the references cited above.

Railway Board may kindly appreciate that the NFIR's PNM Item is pending since last more than two years due to non-issuance of instructions allowing pay fixation benefit under S13 to those promoted to the identical Grade/Pay Scale. NFIR reiterates that that the pay fixation is allowed in all such cases in terms of Ministry of Finance OM No. F-2-l/2015-E.III (A) dated,16/10/2015.

NFIR, therefore, reiterates its request to Railway Board to issue clarificatory instructions to the General Managers etc., for granting pay fixation benefit under Rule S13 in the above situations.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary.
Source: NFIR
Share:

Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017: CGA's Order


Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017: CGA's Order

No.S-11012/2/3(17)/RBI/2015/RBD/GBA/5366-5425
Government of India
Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
E-Block, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated: 20.09.2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Disbursement of Salary for the month of September, 2017.

Owing to Holidays in the State of West Bengal from 27.09.2017 to 02.10.2017 due to observance of Durga Puja & Dussehra Festival, PAO's DDOs located in West Bengal are requested to take the necessary action to facilitate the payment of salary of employees on 26.09.2017 being the last working day of the month. It is also reiterated that Central Government Departments may pay their salaries on the last working day of the month in other States also as per the existing procedure laid down in Para 64 of the Central Government Account (Receipt and Payment) Rules, 1983.

All the accredited banks are also requested to follow the above directions and release the salary for the month of September, 2017 on 26th September, 2017 (i.e. the last working day) for the Central Government employees working in offices in West Bengal.
(Shailendra Kumar)
Dy. Controller General of Accounts (GBA)
To,
1. All Pr.CCA's/CCA's/CA's . (with independent charge) of all Ministries/Departments (Civil) of Government of India.
2. Jt.CGA (PFMS), O/o CGA, M/o Finance, New Delhi - 110001.
3. Jt. CGA (ITD), M/o Finance, New Delhi - 110001.
4. The Pr. Chief General Manager (DGBA), Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai.
5. The Chief General Manager, CAS, Reserve Bank of lndia, Nagpur.
6. Sr. Accounts Officer, ITD, O/o CGA with the request to upload this OM on CGA's website.
Share:

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 - RBE 134/2017


Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017 - RBE 134/2017

railway-bonus-non-gazetted

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(P&A)II-2017/PLB-3
RBE No.134/2017
New Delhi, dated : 20.09.2017
The General Managers/CAOs,
AU Indian Railways & Production Units etc.

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2016-2017

The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF /RPSF personnel). Where, wages exceed Rs. 7000/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if the 'wages' are Rs. 7000/- p.m.

2. 'Wages' for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include 'Basic pay' as defined in the Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2016-17. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry's instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para l above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2016-17 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of Rs.17,9511- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of R-1/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2016-17 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority in the same mode as payment of salary before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

6. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
sd/-
(Salim Md. Ahmed)
Dy. Director I Estt. (P&A)II
Railway Board.
Authority: Indianrailways.gov.in
Share:

Thursday, 21 September 2017

5% Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017


5% Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017
No.1/9/2017-E-II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 20th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2017.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministrys Office Memorandum No. 1/3/2017-E.II(B) dated 30th March, 2017 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 4% to 5% of the basic pay per month, with effect from 1st, July, 2017.

2. The term 'basic pay in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of FR 9(21).

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant Head of the Defence Services Estimates. In respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Share:

Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways


Cabinet approves Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees Payment before Dussehra/Puja Festival season Incentive to Improve Productivity and Efficiency of Railways

railway-employees-bonus-78-days

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval to pay Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages to eligible non-gazetted railway employees (excluding RPF/RPSF personnel) for the financial year 2016-17. About 12.30 lakh non-gazetted Railway employees are likely to benefit from the decision. This payment will be made before Dussehra/Puja holidays, bringing a smile to lakhs of families ahead of the festive season.

The payment of PLB would serve as an incentive, and result in motivating a large number of Railway employees, particularly those involved in execution and operations of railways, to improve their productivity and ensure safety, speed and service for Railway customers. Indian Railways operates on the principle of maximum public welfare, and in this context, this bonus payment will help in improving accountability and efficiency in railways operations.

The financial implication of payment of 78 days' PLB to railway employees has been estimated to be Rs. 2,245.45 crores. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB is Rs. 7,000/- p.m. The maximum amount payable per eligible railway employee is Rs. 17,951 for 78 days.

PIB
Share:

BONUS: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17


BONUS: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to the Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17

Finance Ministry issued orders for Bonus for the year 2016-17
No.7/4/2014/E III (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E III-A Branch)
North Block, New Delhi
19th September 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (ad-hoc bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2016-17.

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President to the grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) equivalent to 30 days emoluments for the accounting year 2016-17 to the Central Government employees in Group 'C' and all non-gazetted employees in Group B, who are not covered by any Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme. The calculation ceiling for payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders shall be monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000/-, as revised w.e.f 01/04/2014 vide OM No.7/4/2014-E.III(A), dated 29th August, 2016. The payment of ad-hoc Bonus under these orders will also be admissible to the eligible employees of Central Para Military Forces and Armed Forces. The orders will be deemed to be extended to the employees of Union Territory Administration which follow the Central Government pattern of emoluments and are not covered by any other bonus or ex-gratia scheme.

2. The benefit will be admissible subject to the following terms and conditions:-
(i) Only those employees who were in service as on 31.3.2017 and have rendered at least six months of continuous service during the year 2016-17 will be eligible for payment under these orders. Pro-rata payment will be admissible to the eligible employees for period of continuous service during the year from six months to a full year, the eligibility period being taken in terms of number of months of service (rounded off to the nearest number of months);

(ii) The quantum of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) will be worked out on the basis of average emoluments/calculation ceiling whichever is lower. To calculate Non- PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for one day, the average emoluments in a year will be divided by 30.4 (average number of days in a month). This will, thereafter, be multiplied by the number of days of bonus granted. To illustrate, taking the calculation ceiling of monthly emoluments of Rs. 7000 (where actual average emoluments exceed Rs. 7000), Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) for thirty days would work out to Rs. 7000×30/30.4=Rs.6907.89 (rounded off to Rs.6908/-).

(iii) The casual labour who have worked in offices following a 6 days week for at least 240 days for each year for 3 years or more (206 days in each year for 3 years or more in the case of offices observing 5 day week), will be eligible for this Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) Payment. The amount of Non-PLB (ad-hoc bonus) payable will be (Rs.1200×30/30.4 i,e.Rs.1184 21 (rounded off to Rs.1184/-). in cases where the actual emoluments fall below Rs.1200/- p.m., the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

(iv) All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

(v) Various points regarding regulation of Ad-hoc I Non- PLB Bonus are given in the Annexure.
3. The expenditure on this account will be debitable to the respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited.

4. The expenditure to be incurred on account of Non-PLB (Ad-hoc Bonus) is to be met from within the sanctioned budget provision of concerned Ministries/Departments for the current year.

5. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned. these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
sd/-
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director
Share:

Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017


Cabinet approves introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its approval for introduction of the Dentists (Amendment) Bill, 2017 in Parliament subject to modifications of drafting or consequential nature, if any, as may be considered necessary by the Legislative Department by amending the Dentists Act, 1948 (16 of 1948). The amendment will reduce the redundancy.

The clauses being amended include those pertaining to certain modifications in the provisions of the Dentists Act, 1948 with regard to:

1. the Membership of the Dental Council of India under clause (f) of section 3 and
2. the Membership of State and Joint State Dental Councils under clause (b) of section 21 and clause (b) of section 23 of the said Act.

Background:
As per the existing Act, it was required to have the representation of dentists registered in Part B as Central Government nominees in the Dental Council of India and the election of four/ two members from Part B to the State/ Joint State Dental Councils. However, it has lost relevance. With a view to reducing the redundancy of the provisions of their representation, the Central Government has decided to delete these provisions so that their representation does not remain mandatory any more.

PIB
Share:

Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization


Cabinet approves Rationalization/Merger of the Government of India Press (GIPs) and their modernization

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has given its for rationalization/merger and modernization of 17 Government of India Presses (GIPs)/Units into 5 Government of India Presses (GIPs) at Rashtrapati Bhavan, Minto Road and Mayapuri, New Delhi; Nashik, Maharashtra and Temple Street, Kolkata, West Bengal.

These 5 Presses will be redeveloped and modernised by monetisation of their surplus land. Land measuring 468.08 acres of the other merged Presses will be given to Land & Development Office, Ministry of Urban Development. Land measuring 56.67 acres of the Government of India Text Books Presses (GITBPs) at Chandigarh, Bhubaneswar and Mysuru will be returned to the respective State Governments.

Modernisation of the Presses will enable them to undertake important confidential, urgent and multi-colour printing work of the Central Government Offices all over the country.

This will be carried out at zero cost to the exchequer and without any retrenchment.

PIB
Share:

Tuesday, 19 September 2017

Dharna Notice for 19th September 2017 and 17th October 2017 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964

Dharna Notice for 19th September 2017 and 17th October 2017 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules) 1964

DOPT Notice: Prohibit the Government Servants from participating in Dharna on 19.09.2017 & 17.10.2017
MOST IMMEDIATE
OUT TODAY
No.C-45018 1 2017-Vig.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block. New Delhi
Dated the 19th September 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Dharna Notice for 19th September, 2017 and 17th October, 2017 - Instructions under CCS (Conduct Rules), 1964 - Regarding.

It has been brought to the notice of the Government that Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers has decided to observe dharna at district headquarters across the country on 19th September. 2017 followed by similar protest at all State capitals on 17th October. 2017. The proposed protests are in support of pay and service related demands.

2. The instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training prohibit the Government servants from participating in any form of strike including mass casual leave. go slow, sit-down etc. or any action that abet any form of strike in violation of Rule 7 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules. 1964. Besides. in accordance with the proviso to Rule 17(I) of the Fundamental Rules, pay and allowances is not admissible to an employee for his absence from duty without any authority. As to the concomitant rights of an Association after it is formed. they cannot be different from the rights which can be claimed by the individual members of which the Association is composed. It Follows that the right to form an Association does not include any guaranteed right to strike. There is no statutory provision empowering  the employees to 20 on strike. The Supreme Court has also ruled in several judgments that going on a strike is a grave misconduct under the Conduct Rules and that misconduct by the Government employees is required to be dealt with in accordance with the law. Any employee going on strike in any form. including dharna, would thee the consequences which. besides deduction of wages. may also include appropriate disciplinary action. Attention of all employees of this Department is also drawn to this Department's O.M. No.33012/1/(s)/2008- Estt.(B) dated 12.9.2008. on the subject for strict compliance.

3. All officers are requested that the above instructions may be brought to the notice of the employees working under their control. All officers are also requested not to sanction Casual Leave or other kind of leave to the officers and employees if applied for. during the period of proposed dharna and ensure that the willing employees are allowed hindrance free entry into the office premises.

4. In case employees go on dharna all divisional heads are requested to forward a report indicating the number and details of employees who are absent from duty on the day of strike i.e. 19.09.2017 and 17.10.2017.
Sd/-
(Suresh Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: Download DoPT PDF
Share:

Postal Employees: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17

Productivity Linked Bonus orders for Regular Employees and GDS Employees for the Accounting year 2016-17

F.No. 26-1/2017-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication
Department of Posts
(Establishment Division)
P.A.P. Section
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110 001
Dated 18th September, 2017
To
1.All Chief Postmasters General
2.All Postmasters General
3.Deputy Director General (PAF), Department of Posts
4.All General Managers (Finance)
5.Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6.Director, RAKNAPA/Directors of All PTCs

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the Accounting year 2016-17 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (Sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group 'D'/MTS Group 'C' and non-gazetted Group 'B'. Ex-gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowance/wages respectively for 60 (Sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below:

2. REGULAR EMPLOYEES:

2.1 Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated on the basis of the following formula:-
Average emoluments X Number of days of bonus
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)
 
2.2 The terms "emoluments" for regular Departmental employees includes Basic Pay in the Pay Band plus Grade Pay, Dearness Pay, Personal Pay, Special Pay (Allowances) S.B. Allowance, Deputation (Duty) Allowance, Dearness Allowance and Training Allowance to Faculty Members in Training Institutes. In case of drawal of salary exceeding Rs.7000/- (of 6th CPC) (Rupees Seven Thousand only) in any month during the accounting year 2016-17, the emoluments shall be restricted to Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand only) per month only.

2.3  "Average Emoluments" for a regular employee is arrived at by dividing by twelve, the total salary drawn during the year 2016-17 for the period from 1.4.2016 to 31.06.2017 by restricting each month’s salary to Rs. 7000/- per month. However, for the periods of EOL and Dies-Non in a given month. Proportionate deduction is required to be made from the ceiling limit of Rs.7000/-.

2.4 In case of those employees who were under suspension, or on whom dies-non was imposed or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this officer order No. 26-8/80-PAP (Pt.I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-4/87-PAP (Pt.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

2.5 Those employees who have resigned/retired or left services or proceeded on deputation within the Department of Posts or those who have proceeded on deputation outside the Department of Posts after 1.4.2016 will also be entitled to bonus. In case of all such employees, the Productivity Linked Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Paras 2.1 to 2.3 above.

3. GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS (DAS)

3.1 In respect of GDS employees who were on duty throughout the year during 2016-17, Average Monthly Time Related Continuity Allowance will be calculated taking into account the Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) plus corresponding Dearness Allowance drawn by them for the period from 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2017 divided by 12. However, where the Time Related Continuity Allowance exceeds Rs. 7000/- in any month during this period, the allowance will be restricted to Rs 7000/- per month. Ex-gratia payment of bonus may be calculated by applying the bonus formula as mentioned below:
Average TRCA X Number of days of bonus
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

 3.2 The allowance drawn by a substitute will not be counted towards bonus calculation for either the Substitutes or the incumbent GDSs. In respect of those GDS who were appointed in short terms vacancies in Postmen/Group ‘D’ Cadre, the clarificatory orders issued vide Directorate letter No. 26-6/89-PAP dated 6.2.1990 and No. 26-7/90-PAP dated 4.7.1991 will apply.

3.3 If a GDS has been on duty for a part of the year by way of a fresh appointment, or for having been put off duty, or for having left service, he will be paid proportionate ex-gratia bonus calculated by applying the procedure prescribed in Para 3.1 above.

3.4 Those Gramin Dak Sevaks who have resigned discharged or left service after 01.04.2017 will also be entitled to proportionate ex-gratia Bonus. In case of all such Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Ex-gratia Bonus admissible will be as per provisions of Para 3.1 above.

3.5 In case of those Gramin Dak Sevaks who were under put off, or on whom dies-non was imposed, or both, during the accounting year, the clarificatory orders issued vide Paras 1 & 3 respectively of this office order No 26-08/80-PAP (Pt-I) dated 11.6.1981 and No. 26-04/87-PAP(P.II) dated 8.2.1988 will apply.

4. FULL TIME CASUAL LABOURERS INCLUDING TEMPORARY STATUS CASUAL LABOURERS)

4.1 Full Time Casual Labourers (including Temporary Status Casual Labourers who have worked for 8 hours a day, for at least 240 days in a year for three consecutive years or more (206 days in each year for three years or more in case of offices observing 5 days a week) as on 31.03.2017) will be paid ad-hoc bonus on notional monthly wages of Rs. 1200/- (Rupees Twelve hundred only). The maximum ad-hoc bonus will be calculated as below:
(Notional montly wages of Rs.1200) X (Number of days of bonus)
30.4 (average no. of days in a month)

Accordingly, the rate of bonus per day will be worked out as indicated below:
Maximum ad-hoc bonus for the year
365
 The above rate of bonus per day may be applied to the number of days for which the services of such casual labourers had been utilized during the period from 1.4.2017. In cases where the actual wages in any month fall below Rs. 1200/- during the period 1.4.2016 to 31.3.2017, the actual montly wages drawn should be taken into account to arrive at the actual ad-hoc bonus due in such cases.
5. The amount of Productivity Linked Bonus/ex-gratia payment/Ad-hoc bonus payable under this order will be rounded off to the nearest rupee. The payment of productivity Linked Bonus as well as the ex-gratia payment and ad-hoc payment will be chargeable to the Head "Salaries" under the relevant Sub-Head of account to which pay and allowances of the staff are debited. The payment will be met from the sanctioned grant for the year 2017-18

6. After payment, the total expenditure incurred and the number of employees paid may be ascertained from all the units by Circles and consolidated figures be intimated to the Budget Section of the Department of Posts. The Budget Section will furnish consolidated information to PAP Section about the toal amount of bonus paid and the total number employees (Category-wise) to whom it was disbursed for the Department as a whole.

7. This has the approval of Hon'ble Finance Minister vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure's ID No. 572014/E.III(A)/2017 dated 15.09.2017 and issue with the concurrence of JS & FA vide Diary No. 132/FA/2017-CS dated 18.09.2017.

8. Receipt of this letter may be acknowledged.
(K.V. Vijaykumar)
Assistant Director General (Estt.)
Source: NFPE
Share:

Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate first 'Pension Adalat' tomorrow


Dr Jitendra Singh to inaugurate first 'Pension Adalat' tomorrow

Pensioners for outstanding contribution towards 'Anubhav' to be awarded

Mobile App to avail the services of Pensioners' Portal also to be launched

The Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh will inaugurate the first 'Pension Adalat' here tomorrow. He will also award the Pensioners for their outstanding contribution towards 'Anubhav' - a platform for retiring employees for sharing their experience of working with Government. Moving ahead from e-governance to m-governance, a Mobile App has been created to avail the services of Pensioners' Portal which will also be launched by Dr Jitendra Singh tomorrow. As a measure of welfare to the pensioners of Government of India, a workshop on Pre-Retirement Counseling (PRC) of 300 retiring Central Government employees is also scheduled to be held. The event is being organized by Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India.

The objective of this workshop is to create awareness about the post-retirement entitlements as well as an advance planning for life after retirement. There will be four interactive sessions which will cover inter-alia, the road map to retirement, medical facilities for pensioners, re-engagement of retired people for voluntary social activities under 'Sankalp'. There will be another session on Income Tax and other benefits for senior citizens as well as investment and financial planning for retired people and the Importance of writing a Will.
The Pension Department in this programme will launch the first of a series of Pension Adalats which is being convened with the objective of bringing on a common table the aggrieved pensioner, the concerned department, the bank or CGHS representative, wherever relevant, so that such cases can be settled across the table within the framework of extant rules.

The Mobile App to be launched tomorrow will be extending all the services meant for the pensioner, which are currently available on the Pensioners' Portal of the department, to the mobile handset. With this App, a superannuating Central Government official will be able to monitor the progress of his pension settlement, and retired officials will be able to self-assess their pension through the pension calculator and will also be able to register their grievances, if any, and get updates on orders issued by the Department.

The ANUBHAV AWARDS 2017 will be presented to 17 pensioners for their contribution towards creating institutional memory for the departments. Anubhav scheme had been instituted on the call of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to encourage retiring/retired employees to submit their experiences while working in the government with the objective to create an institutional wealth for the government for future governance as well as to enthuse and inspire the future generations of government officials in their respective assignments.

PIB
Share:

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Agitation programmes of NFPE & Confederation : AIPEU-GDS

Dear Comrades,
The Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers decided to conduct series of agitation programmes on the issues of working class & Central Govt. Employees as scheduled below.

NFPE is the major organization in the CCGEW and endorsed the agitation programmes announced on the charter of demands.

The members of AIPEU-GDS is also should participate in all the agitation programmes given by NFPE. The GDS demands are also placed in the Charter for the cause of GDS along with the demands of postal working class and Central Govt Employees.

It is requesting all the members of AIPEU-GDS in the divisions of all Circles to participate in all agitation programmes along with NFPE unions and make it grand success.

The CHQ office bearers, Circle Secretaries, Division/Branch Secretaries and active comrades are requested to mobilize the GDS comrades and participate in a large number to make all the agitation programmes successful.

Phased Programmes

1. Mass Dharna at all District Head Quarter on 19th Sept 2017
2. Mass Dharna at all State Capitals on 17th October 2017
3. Maha Dharna at New Delhi with Central Trade Unions other independent federation on 9th, 10th& 11th Nov 2017.

12 points charter of Demands of all workers

1. Urgent measures for containing price rise through universalization of public distribution system and banning speculative trade in commodity market.
2. Containing unemployment through concrete measures for employment generation.
3. Strict enforcement of all basic labour laws without any exception or exemption and stringent punitive measures for violation of Labour laws.
4. Universal social security cover for all workers.
5. Minimum wages of not less than 18000/- per month with provisions of indexation.
6. Assured enhanced pension not less than Rs.3000/- per month for the entire working population.
7. Stoppage of disinvestment and strategic sale in Central/State Public Sector Undertakings.
8. Stoppage of Contractorisation in permanent periennial work and payment of same wage and benefits for contract workers as regular workers for same and similar work.
9. Removal of all ceilings on payment and eligibility of bonus, provident fund; increase the quantum of gratuity.
10. Compulsory registration of Trade Unions within a period of 45 days from the date of submitting application and immediate ratification of ILO Conventions C-87 and C-98.
11. Against Labour law amendments.
12. Against FDI in Railways, Insurance and Defence.

21 points charter of Demands of Confederation

1. Honour the assurance given by the Group of Ministers to NJCA on 30th June 2016 and 6th July 2016, especially increase in minimum wage and fitment factor. Grant revised HRA at the rate of 30%, 20% and 10% with effect from 01-01-2016. Settle all anomalies arising out of implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, in a time bound manner.

2. Implement option-I recommended by 7th CPC regarding parity in pension of pre-2016 pensioners.

3.  Scrap PFRDA Act and Contributory Pension Scheme and grant pension and Family Pension to all Central Government employees recruited after 01.01.2004, under CCS (Pension) Rules 1972.

4. Treat GraminDakSewaks of Postal department as Civil Servants, and extend all benefits like pay, pension, allowances etc. of departmental employees to GDS.

5. Regularise all casual, contract, part-time, contingent and Daily rated mazdoors and grant equal pay and other benefits.

6. No Downsizing, Privatisation, outsourcing and contractorisation of Government functions.

7. Withdraw the arbitrary decision of the Government to enhance the bench mark for performance appraisal for promotion and financial upgradations under MACP from "GOOD” to VERY GOOD" and also decision to withhold annual increments in the case of those employees who are not able to meet the bench march either for MACP or for regular promotion within the first 20 years of service. Grant MACP pay fixation benefits on promotional hierarchy and not on pay-level hierarchy. Personnel promoted on the basis of examination should be treated as fresh entrants to the cadre for grant of MACP.

8. Withdraw the draconian FR 56 (J) and Rule 48 of CCs (Pension) Rules 1972 which is being misused as a short cut as purity measure to punish and victimize the employees.

9. Fill up all vacant posts including promotional posts in a time bound manner. Lift ban on creation of posts. Undertake cadre Review to assess the requirement of employees and their cadre prospects. Modify recruitment rules of Group-'C' cadre and make recruitment on Reginal basis.

10. Remove 5% ceiling on compassionate appointments and grant appointment in all deserving cases.

11. Grant five promotions in the service carreer to all Central Govt. employees.

12. Abolish and upgrade all Lower Division Clerks to Upper Division Clerks.

13. Ensure parity in pay for all stenographers, Assistants, Ministerial Staff in subordinate offices and in all organized Accounts cadres with Central Secretariat staff by upgrading their pay scales. Grant pay scale of Drivers in LokSabha Secretariat to Drivers working in all other Central Government Departments.

14. Reject the stipulation of 7th CPC to reduce the salary to 80% for the second year of Child Care leave and retain the existing provision.

15. Introduce Productivity Linked bonus in all department and continue the existing bi-lateral agreement on PLB wherever it exists.

16. Ensure cashless, hassle free medical treatment to all Central Government employees & Pensioners in all recognized Government and Private hospitals.

17. Revision of Overtime Allowance (OTA) and Night Duty Allowance (NDA) w.e.f 01.01.2016 based on 7th CPC pay scale.

18. Revision of wages of Central Government employees in every five years.

19. Revive JCM functioning at all levels. Grant recognition to the unions/Associations under CCS (RSA) Rules 1993 within a time frame to facilitate effective JCM functioning.

20. Implementation of the Revised Pay structure in respect of employees and pensioners of autonomous bodies consequent on implementation of CCS (Revised Pay) Rules 2016 and Revised Pension Rules in respect of Central Government employees and pensioners.

21. Implementation of the "equal pay for equal work" judgment of the Supreme Court in all departments of the Central Government.
P.Pandurangarao
General Secretary
Source : http://aipeugdsnfpe.blogspot.in/
Share:

Monday, 18 September 2017

Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries


Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries - reg.

F.No.142/40/2015-AVD.I
Government of India Ministry of Personnel,
Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
New Delhi
Dated, the 15th September, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers for conducting Departmental Inquiries- reg.

The undersigned is directed to state that the issue of utilizing the services of retired officers for conducting departmental inquiries had been under consideration of the Department. It has now been decided that panels of retired officers from the Ministries/Departments under Government of India and PSUs would be created and maintained by the respective Cadre Controlling Authorities for conducting Departmental Inquiries against the delinquent officials.

2. Procedure for empanelment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officers - Panels of retired officers not below the rank of Deputy Secretary in Central Government and equivalent officer in the State Governments/PSUs to be appointed as the Inquiry Officer for the purpose of conducting departmental inquiries would be maintained level/rank wise and place-specific by each cadre controlling authority where its offices are located.

3. Validity of the panel - The panel of the retired officers created for the purpose of appointing Inquiry Officers for conducting departmental inquiry will be valid for a period of three years. The respective Cadre Controlling Authority will ensure that a panel of retired Inquiry Officers is available with them.
4. Following are the eligibility conditions for appointment of willing retired officers as the Inquiry Officers to conduct departmental inquiries:-
(i) Retired officers who are willing to serve as Inquiry Officer.
(ii) He/she should not have been penalized in a Disciplinary Proceeding case (no penalty in DP or prosecution in criminal case)
5. The respective Cadre Controlling Authority will immediately take necessary action for inviting applications from willing and eligible retired officers to serve as the Inquiry Officer for conducting departmental inquiry. In this regard, a format for inviting applications is annexed.

6. A three-member committee consisting of Joint Secretary level officers including CVO of the concerned Ministry/Departments/PSUs would be constituted by the respective cadre controlling authority. The other two members can be from the same Ministry/Department or from the attached or subordinate office. After receipt of willingness of the retired officers, names of the officers will be screened by the committee so constituted. The formation of panel will be a continuous and ongoing process. The DA will decide on the appointment of the JO based on willingness for a case, experience in the sector and status of residence. Committee constituted for making panels of retired officers as the Inquiry Officer has to keep in mind that applications of retired officers willing to serve as an Inquiry Officer should be scrutinized carefully to ensure that the applicant meets the eligibility criteria.

7. The number of disciplinary cases assigned to an Inquiry Officer may be restricted to 8 cases in a year, with not more than 4 cases at a time.

8. Terms and conditions for appointment of retired officers as the Inquiry Officer.
The designated Inquiry Officer shall require to give an undertaking as follows:-
(i) that he/she is not a witness or a complainant in the matter to be inquired into or a close relative or a known friend of the delinquent Government officer. A certificate to this effect will be obtained from the Inquiry Officer with respect to every inquiry and placed on record
(ii) shall maintain strict secrecy in relation to the documents he/she receives or information/data collected by him/her in connection with the inquiry and utilize the same only for the purpose of inquiry in the case entrusted to him/her.
9. No such documents/information or data shall be divulged to anyone during the Inquiry or after presentation of the Inquiry Report. All the records, reports etc. available with the Inquiry Officer shall be duly returned to the authority which appointed him/her as such, at the time of presentation of the Inquiry Report.

10. The Inquiry Officer shall conduct the inquiry proceedings at a location taking into account the availability of records, station/place where the misconduct occurred as well as the convenience of the witnesses/ PO etc. Video Conferencing should be utilized to the maximum extent possible to minimize travel undertaken by the IO/PO/CO. The cadre controlling authorities will facilitate necessary arrangements for the Video Conferencing.

11.The Inquiry Officer shall undertake travel for conducting inquiry (in unavoidable circumstances) with the approval of an authority as may be nominated by the concerned Ministry/Department.

12.The Inquiry Officer shall submit the inquiry report after completing the inquiry within 180 days from the date of his/her appointment as the Inquiry Officer. Extension of time beyond 180 days can be granted only by the Authority as may be prescribed.

13. The rates of honorarium and other allowances payable to the Inquiry Officer will be as under:-

retired-officers-dopt


50% will be paid on submission of the Inquiry Report. Remaining amount will be paid within 45 days. In case it is not possible to proceed with the matter due to stay by courts etc., the Inquiry Officer may be discharged from his/her duties and payment of honorarium and other allowances will be made on pro rata basis.
14. Before the payment is received by the Inquiry Officer, it will be his/her responsibility to ensure that:-
(a)All case records and inquiry report (two ink signed copies) properly documented and arranged is handed over to the office of Disciplinary Authority.

(b)The report returns findings on each of the Articles of Charge which has been enquired into should specifically deal and address each of the procedural objections, if any, raised by the charged officers as per the extant rules and instructions.

(c)There should not be any ambiguity in the inquiry report and therefore every care should be taken to ensure that all procedures for conducting departmental inquiries have been followed in accordance with the relevant rules/instructions of disciplinary and appeal Rules to which the delinquent Government officials are governed.
15. Letter regarding engaging a retired officer as the Inquiry Officer will only be issued with the approval of the Disciplinary Authority of the Ministry/Department/ Office concerned.

16. A review of every empanelled Inquiry Officer will be done after receipt of 2 inquiry reports where adherence to time lines and the procedure and quality of work will be assessed by the concerned Ministry. Subsequent allocation of work may be done only after such evaluation. The services of Inquiry Officers whose performance is not upto the mark will be terminated with the approval of appointing authority.

17.Any issue arising out of this O.M. between the Inquiring Officer and the Disciplinary Authority will be decided by the Secretary , DoPT whose decision shall be final and binding on both parties.

18.These guidelines are issued for internal use of DoPT and other Cadre controlling authorities may adopt the same with suitable amendments.
(K. Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Te1:23092957
Source: Dowmload PDF
Share:

Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2016-2017


Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2016-2017

No.20(5)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017
To
The Chief of the Naval Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for the civilians of the Indian Navy for the year 2016-2017.

Sir,
1. I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry 's letter No.F.24(9)/80/D(JCM), dated 28th September, 1983, as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty Days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Navy.

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB shall be paid to all eligible Gp.'B' (Non-Gazetted), Gp.'C' and Gp.'D' civilian employees of Indian Navy who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual laborer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/-p.m.(1200*40/30.4) for the accounting year 2016-2017, However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/-p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The Expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349888/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and MoD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No.163/AG/PB dated 11.09.2017
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: BPMS
Share:

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017


Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017
No.20(3)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017
To
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible Defence civilians of the Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) for the year 2016-2017.

Sir,
1. I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry 's letter No.F.24(6)/80/D(JCM), dated 28th September,1983 as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty Days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the AOC.

2. The entitiement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp.'B' (Non-Gazetted), Gp.'C' and Gp.'D' civilian employees of AOC who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual laborer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/-p.m.(1200*40/30.4) for the accounting year 2016-2017, However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/-p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The Expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349248/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and Defence (Finance/AG/PB) vide their Dy. No.149/AG/PB/2017 dated 11.09.2017
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: BPMS
Share:

Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017


Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017
No.20(4)/2017/D(JCM)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 12th September, 2017
To
The Chief of the Air Staff,
New Delhi.

Subject: Productivity Linked Bonus for eligible industrial civilian employees of the Indian Air Force for the year 2016-2017.

Sir,
1. I am directed to refer to the Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme already circulated vide this Ministry ‘s letter No.F.24(10)/80/D (JCM), dated 2nd November,1983 as amended from time to time, and to convey the sanction of President to the payment of 40 days (Forty Days) wages in cash as PLB for the year 2016-2017 to the eligible civilian employees of the Indian Air Force.

2. The entitlement has been worked out on the basis of the working results for the year 2016-2017 in accordance with the agreed formula.

3. The PLB will be paid to all eligible Gp.'B' (Non-Gazetted), Gp.'C' and Gp.'D' civilian employees of Indian Air Force who are covered under PLB Scheme for the accounting year 2016-2017. The calculation ceiling of Rs.7000/-(7000*40/30.4) and other terms and conditions of the PLB Scheme will remain unchanged.

4. Productivity Linked Bonus to the casual laborer will be paid at the assumed wages of Rs.1200/-p.m.(1200*40/30.4) for the accounting year 2016-2017, However, in cases where the actual wages fall below Rs.1200/-p.m., the amount will be calculated on the actual monthly wages. The other conditions remain unchanged.

5. The Expenditure on this account will be debitable to Defence Services Estimates under respective Heads to which the pay and allowances of these employees are debited. The entire expenditure on the payment of PLB is to be met out of the sanctioned budget grant for the year 2017-2018.

6. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Deptt. Of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No. 300349244/E.III(A)/2017 dated 08.09.2017 and MoD (Finance/AG/PB) vide their I.D. No. - 152/AG/PB/2017 dated 11.09.2017
Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Source: BPMS
Share:

7th CPC Pay Matrix IOR Revision: Example of Increase/Decrease in Basic Pay - MoD message for recovery thereon


7th CPC Pay Matrix IOR Revision: Example of Increase/Decrease in Basic Pay - MoD message for recovery thereon
Message Regarding 7 CPC

1. --text not reproduced---

2. "Govt orders have been received vide SRO No 17(E) dated 06/07/2017 notified in Gazette of India No 14 dated 07/07/2017 and acted upon in Aug 2017. As per the orders, index of rationalization (IOR) of level 12A & 13 of the Defence Pay Matrix has been enhanced from 2.57 to 2.67 for the entry level Pay but the multiplication factor is retained as 2.57. In some cases pay fixed on 01/01/2016 as per revised Pay matrix would be less than that fixed earlier as per SRO 12(E) dated 03/05/2017, leading to recovery in August 2017 pay account. A few examples are cited at Annexure A"

Pay as On
31/ 12/ 2015
Grade Pay as on
31/ 12/ 2015
Multiplication Factor 2.57 Pay as per SRO dated
03/ 05 /2017
Pay as per SRO dated
06 /07 /2017
Pay Increase / Decrease
37,4008,0001,16,6781,16,7001,21,200Increase
38,7708,0001,20,1991,20,2001,21,200Increase
40,1808,0001,23,8231,27,5001,24,800Decrease
41,6308,0001,27,5491,31,3001,28,500Decrease
58,9808,7001,73,9381,74,0001,75,500Increase
61,5908,7001,80,6451,84,6001,80,800Decrease
63,3408,7001,85,1431,90,1001,86,200Decrease
65,2708,7001,90,1031,95,8001,91,800Decrease
Share:

Revision of commission payable to SAS agents on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)


Revision of commission payable to SAS agents on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP)

F.No.2/4/2014-NS.II
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 15.09.2017

Subject: Revision of commission payable to SAS agents on Kisan Vikas Patra (KVP).

In partial modification of the instructions issued vide this Department's O.M. of even no. dated 01.07.2015, the undersigned is directed to convey that the rate of commission payable to the authorised agents under the Standardised Agency System (SAS) for securing investment in Kisan Vikas Patra is revised from 1.0% to 0.5% with immediate effect.

2. This has the approval of Finance Minister.
Sd/-
(Padam Singh)
Regional Director (Sr.)
Share:

Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services: Railway Board Order


Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services: Railway Board Order
RBE No 128 /2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(NG)II/2010/RC-4/6
New Delhi, dated 14 09.2017
The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways/PUs

Sub: Re-engagement of retired staff on daily remuneration basis in exigencies of services.

Attention is invited to this Ministry's letter of even number dated 07.10.2016 (RBE No 119/2016) on the above subject. Keeping in view the acute shortage of staff in various categories of posts and consequent hampering of the Railway's services, Ministry of Railway (Railway Board) have decided to extend the said scheme, in exigencies of services, for a further period of one year, i.e. up to 14.09.2018, in the same terms & conditions a mentioned in Board's letter of even number dated 27.09.2012. While implementing the scheme, General Managers may keep in view the fresh recruitment made in the vacant posts.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railway (Railway Board).
Sd/-
(Neeraj Kumar)
Director Estt. (N)
Railway Board
Share:

Sunday, 17 September 2017

Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017.


Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017.
central-government-employees-group-insurance-scheme

No.7(2)/EV/2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the September 6,2017
Office Memorandum

Sub: Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme 1980 - Tables of Benefits for the savings fund for the period from 01.07.2017 to 30.09.2017.

The Tables of Benefits for Savings Fund to the beneficiaries under the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme-1980, which are being issued on a quarterly basis from l.1.20 17 onwards, as brought out in ' this Ministry's OM of even number dated 17.3 .2017, for the quarter from l.7.2017 to 30.9.2017, as worked out by IRDA based on the interest rate of 7 .8% per annum (compounded quarterly) as notified by the Department of Economic Affairs as per their Resolution No. 5(1)-B(PD)/2017 dated 17.7.2017, are enclosed.

2. The Tables enclosed are of two categories as per the existing practice. As hitherto, the first Table of Benefits for the savings fund of the scheme is based on the subscription of Rs. 10 p.m. froml.1.1982 to 31.12.1989 and Rs. 15 p.m. w.e.f. 1.1.1990 onwards. The second Table of Benefits for savings fund is based on a subscription of Rs. 10 p .m. for those employees who had opted out of the
revised rate of subscription w.e.f. 1.1.1990.

3. While these orders are in respect of Table of Benefits for the period from l.7.2017 to 30.9.2017, the Tables already issued for the quarters from 1.1.2017 to 31.3.2017 and from 1.4.2017 to 30.6.2017 are also reproduced for the sake of convenience and consolidation.

4. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

5. Hindi version of these orders is attached.
(Amar Nath Singh)
Director
To
1. All Ministries / Department of the Central Government as per standard list.
2. Copy with spare copies for information and necessary action to C&AG, UPSC, all State Government etc. as per standard list.
3. NIC, Department of Expenditure - for uploading the same on the website of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure.

Source: doe.gov.in - DOWNLOAD PDF
Share:

Featured post

Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019

Cabinet approves release of an additional instalment of DA to Central Government employees and DR to Pensioners, due from 1.1.2019   ...

Blog Archive

About The Author