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Thursday, 13 April 2017

Aadhaar Seeding Application launched by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya


Aadhaar Seeding Application launched by Shri Bandaru Dattatreya
Minimum assured amount on death in service and loyalty cum life benefit to EDLI members on superannuation recommended to Government

Employee Enrolment Campaign enrolls about 5 million workers in EPFO upto 31st March, 2017
The Central Board (EPF) under the chairmanship of Union Minster of State for Labour and Employment (Independent Charge) Shri Bandaru Dattatreya held its 217th special meeting in New Delhi.

In pursuance to the policy of the Government for optimum use of information technology for efficient service delivery and widening the reach of EPF benefits, Hon'ble Minister of Labour & Employment, Sh. Bandaru Dattatreya launched Aadhaar Seeding Application. The EPFO has developed this Aadhaar seeding application with support of the Common Service Centers (CSC) and CDAC. The CSCs are ICT enabled front end service delivery points at the village level for delivery of Government and private services. With the implementation of Aadhaar Seeding Application, now Provident Fund member or pensioner can walk in any of the field offices of EPFO or CSC outlets with UAN & Aadhaar and seed the Aadhaar with the UAN.
The Board has recommended a proposal of extending minimum assured benefit of Rs.2,50,000/- (Rs. Two lakh fifty thousand) on death of EDLI member. Provisions have also been recommended in EDLI Scheme for Loyalty cum life benefit to members on superannuation on completion of 58/60 years of age/total and permanent disablement with minimum 20 years of contributory service as a pilot project for two years. Thereafter the scheme will be reviewed.

Central Board also took note of the fact that EPFO has enrolled 49,39,929 workers during 01.01.2017 to 31.03.2017.

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Re-Fixation of Pay in terms of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 - Date of next increment in revised Pay Structure under Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules - 2008


Re-Fixation of Pay in terms of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 - Date of next increment in revised Pay Structure under Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules - 2008

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-A, S.K.BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA - 700 011
PART II OFFICE ORDER NO:576
Dated: 06-04-2017
Sub: Re-Fixation of Pay in terms of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 - Date of next increment in revised Pay Structure under Rule 10 of the CCS (RP) Rules - 2008.

Fixation carried out as per CGDA New Delhi letter No.Admin 14/14162/6th CPC/Corr/Urgent-XVII dated 19-02-2014 regarding rounding off the amount of increment to next multiple of 10 for the year 2006, 2007 & 2008.

Asst. Controller of Accounts (Fys)
For P.C.Of A (Fys) Kolkata
Signed Copy
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Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway


Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway.
NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
No. I/8/Part I
Dated: 1010412017
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Non-payment of Over Time Allowance to the staffworking on Track Machines on South East Central Railway-reg.

Ref: (i) CPO, SEC Rly's letter No. P-HQ/RUL/118/2/6234 dated 24/25-02-2015 & P- HQ/RUL/118/2/767 dated 15/05/2015.
(ii) Railway Board's letter No. E(LL)/98/HER/9 dated 09/04/2015.
(iii) NFIR's letter No. i/8 Part I dated 06/06/2016.
(iv) Railway Board's letter No. 98/E (LL)HER/9 dated 24/03/2017.

Federation is disappointed to note the contents of Railway Board's letter dated 24/03/2017 wherein Board has clarified to the GM (PyS.E.C. Railway that the principle of averaging for payment of OT Allowance to the Track Machine Staff to be given effect from 1010712013, the date of issuance of Board's letter.

Federation is constrained to state that the Board has completely ignored the rule position contained in letter dated 06/07/2000,10/07/2013 & 16/06/2016 and issued wrong clarification. Federation also feels sad to convey that mere copy has been endorsed to NFIR, without mentioning NFIR's reference to Railway Board.
So far as clarification issued by Board is concerned, the Federation does not agree with the same in the light of the following facts/merits.
i) The Railway Board vide letter No. E(LL)98-HER/9 dated 0610712000 had introduced duty roster in respect of Staff working on Track Machines and laid down rostered hours of work for three weeks at a stretch followed by rest for a continuous period of one week at the Headquarters in consultation with the Ministry of labour. These instructions further stipulated that the individuals shall not be employed for more than 12 hours on any day and in respect of Overtime payment, the staff will be governed by the extant instructions under HOER i.e. principle of averaging.

ii) Subsequently Railway Board vide letters dated 09/09/2009 & 30/10/2012 had conveyed continuance of three weeks' roster at a stretch followed by continuous rest of one week at the Headquarters (valid upto September, 2015).

iii) On raising the issue relating to non-payment of Overtime to the Track Machine staff working on Zones by the NFIR at Board's level, Railway Board vide letter dated 10/07/2013 had again issued instructions that the Track Machine Staff when deployed for 3 weeks continuously followed by one week rest, the payment of overtime be regulated by the principle of averaging on four weekly basis whenever working hours exceed 192 hours and keeping in view the provisions of Board's letter dated 11/06/1974.

iv) Railway Board vide letter dated 1610612016 has again reiterated for  implementation of instructions envisaged in Board's letter dated 6/7/2000.

v) It needs to be appreciated that Board's instructions dated 06/07/2000 have neither been modified nor superseded. Therefore, payment of Overtime to the staff working on Track Machines is required to be regulated in terms of Board's instructions dated 06/07/2000 from that date and not from the date of issue of Board's letter dated 10/07/2013.
The facts mentioned above clearly establish the entitlement of overtime payment with effect from 06/07/2000 and not prospectively. Accordingly, the Track Machine Staff of South East Central Railway who have been denied Overtime payment from August 2010 by the Zonal Railway due to mis- interpretation of Rules are rightly entitled from August,2010.

NFIR therefore, requests the Railway Board to review its clarification dated 24/03/2017 and, issue fresh clarification to the Zonal Railways in general and South East Central Railway in particular for implementing instructions dated 06/07/2000 and allowing overtime payment retrospectively. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.

Source: NFIR
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Compulsory Retirement


Compulsory Retirement

One IAS officer Shri M.N. Vijaykumar, IAS (KN:81) has been imposed the penalty of compulsory retirement vide order dated 27.04.15.The penalty of Compulsory Retirement was imposed on Shri M.N. Vijaykumar, IAS (KN:81) on completion of departmental proceeding against the officer as per provisions of AIS (D&A) Rule, 1969.

Further, this department in exercise of the powers conferred under sub-rule 3 of Rule 16 of the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement benefits) Rules 1958, has prematurely retired, in public interest, one IAS officer namely Shri K. Narasimha (AGMUT : 1991).

With regard to IPS, the Ministry of Home Affairs has informed that penalty of compulsory retirement has not been imposed on any IPS Officer in last one year. However, the Ministry of Home Affairs, in exercise of the powers conferred under sub-rule 3 of Rule 16 of the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement benefits) Rules, 1958, in public interest has prematurely retired two IPS officers, namely, Shri Mayank Sheel Chohan, IPS (AGMUT:1998) and Shri Raj Kumar Dewangan, IPS (CH:1992) vide order dated 05.01.2017.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question by Shri Kirti Vardhan Singh in the Lok Sabha today.

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LTC Travel by Air India


LTC Travel by Air India

As per instant instructions, the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) is applicable for travel by Air India and in Economy class only. However, relaxation has been given to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir with certain conditions.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question by Shri Sharad Tripathi in the Lok Sabha today.

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GPF Rules: Indian Government News


GPF Rules

With effect from 7th March 2017, Government has simplified and liberalised the conditions for taking advance from the fund by the subscribers for education, illness, purchase of consumer durables. Conditions and procedures for withdrawal from the fund for the purpose of education, illness, housing, purchase of motor vehicles etc. have also been liberalised. No documentary proof is required to be submitted now for advance and withdrawal applications. A simple declaration by the subscriber is sufficient. A time limit for sanction and payment of advance/withdrawal has also been fixed.

There is no proposal under consideration of Government to increase/link the rate of interest on GPF at parity with that of EPF. The interest rates on EPF are decided on the recommendations of the Central Board of Trustee (EPF) taking into account the yearly income from the investment made by EPFO. The GPF interest rate is presently fixed at par with that of PPF interest rate.

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to question by Dr. Sunil Baliram Gaikwad, Kunwar Haribansh Singh, Shri T. Radhakrishnan, Shri Gajanan Kirtikar and Shri Bidyut Baran Mahato in the Lok Sabha today.

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Equal Pay for Equal Work in CPSUs


Equal Pay for Equal Work in CPSUs

As per information received from Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT), the instructions regarding equal pay admissible to casual workers already exists in terms of DoPT O.M. No. 49014/2/86 Estt. (c) dated 07.06.1988. Further, Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) are under the administrative control of their respective Ministries / Departments and CPSEs are required to follow the various statutory provisions / Court orders / Government instructions including instructions on wage related issues of various categories of employees, wherever applicable. However, as the responsibility to monitor the implementation of above said statutory provisions / court orders / Government instructions vests with the Board of CPSEs and the concerned administrative Ministry / Department, as such no centralized information in this regard is maintained by Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) and accordingly complaints, if any, received against any CPSE on this issue are also forwarded to the concerned administrative Ministry / Department of CPSE for appropriate action.

This information was given by Minister of State in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Shri Babul Supriyo in reply to a written question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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7th Pay Commission impact on Medical Institutes


7th Pay Commission impact on Medical Institutes

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 5682
ANSWERED ON: 07.04.2017

Pay Commission Impact on Medical Institutes

RAM CHARITRA
Will the Minister of
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that the medical institutes have expressed their inability to comply with the Government’s circular to generate 30 per cent of the additional financial impact incurred on implementing the Seventh Pay Commission;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reaction of the Government thereto; and
(c) the corrective steps proposed to be taken up by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI FAGGAN SINGH KULASTE)

(a) to (c): Government has not put any mandatory condition on Medical Institutes to generate 30% of the additional financial impact incurred on implementing the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). Most Medical Institutes have expressed inability to meet 30% of the additional financial impact. Therefore, the Ministry has submitted 13 proposals so far to Ministry of Finance for relaxation in the condition to bear 30% of additional financial impact.

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Summer Coaching camp for Children/Dependents of Central Government Employees

Summer Coaching camp for Children/Dependents of Central Government Employees

No. 7/6/2016-17 -CCSCSB
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES CULTURAL & SPORTS BOARD

No.361, B Wing, 3rd Floor
Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi.
10th April, 2017
CIRCULAR

The Central Civil Services Cultural and Sports Board is organizing Coaching Camp for children/dependents of Central Government employees for children between 8 to 16 years of age during Summer Vacations i.e 15th May. 2017 to 15th June 2017 as per details below:

S.No.Game FEE
Govt - Others
Venue
1.Basketball300/- 500/-Vinay Marg Sports Complex
2.Cricket500/- 1000/--do-
3.Football500/- 1000/--do-
4.Self DefenceNo Fee-do-
5.Lawn Tennis500/- 1000/-RKPuram Tennis Courts & GKK
Pandara Road, New Delhi.
6.Athletics100/- 200/-Vinay Marg Sports Complex

2. Application forms may be collected from Vi nay Marg Sports Complex New Delhi between 3 pm to 5 pm and are also available at http ://www.persmin.nic.in/DOPT/  Duly filled application forms along with receipt of online fee deposited may be submitted at the office of CCSCSB or to the Junior Games Supervisor at the Vinay Marg Ground.
(Raju Bagga)
Section Officer
To
The Welfare Officers of All Ministries/Departments.
Area Welfare Officers, all Govt. colonies.

DoPT Order
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