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Thursday, 21 December 2017

Vacancies in Central Government


Vacancies in Central Government

Centralized data regarding employees who retired/resigned during last three years is not maintained.
Vacancies caused due to retirement, death, promotion etc. are required to be filled following provisions of recruitment rules for the post. The number of direct recruitments made by Staff Selection Commission and Union Public Service Commission for the last three years is as per table below:

YEARNUMBER OF CANDIDATES RECOMMENDED BY UPSCNUMBER OF CANDIDATES RECOMMENDED BY SSC
RECRUITMENT BY EXAMINATIONDIRECT RECRUITMENT BY SELECTIONALL INDIA COMPETITIVE EXAMINATIONSELECTION POSTS
2014-155969230357542524
2015- 165659120724604534
2016-174612112368496384

As per the available information, provisions under FR 56 (j) and similar provisions under service rules have been invoked/recommended in case of 53 Group 'A' officers and 123 Group 'B' officers of Central Civil Services, during the period from 1stJuly 2014 till 31stOctober 2017.

As per the Annual Report on Pay and Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees,the number of vacant posts in position in various Ministries/Departments is 4,12,752 out of total sanctioned strength of 36,33,935 as on 01.03.2016.

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 a question by Shri Manshankar Ninama, Shri Harish Meena and Dr. Boora Narsaiah Goud in the Lok Sabha today.

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Compendium of Seventh Pay Commission Allowances - Railway


Compendium of Seventh Pay Commission Allowances - Railway

Ministry of Railways
Government Of India
Compendium of Seventh Pay Commission Allowances

Index of Contents

S.No.Name of the AllowanceRBE NoDatePage No.
ASummaryA- D
1Special Running Staff Allowance (Additional Allowance) 85/201710.08.20171
2Special Train Controllers' Allowance86/201710.08.20177
3Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track Maintainers87/201710.08.201715
4Tenure Allowance to Officers posted in Railway Board and RDSO181/2017& amp;
182/2017
04.12.201719
5Breakdown Allowance106/201730.08.201730
6National Holiday Allowance108/201730.08.201734
7Flag Station Allowance121/201705.09.201736
8PCO Allowance112/201730.08.201738
9Special Allowance to Chief Safety Officers/Safety Officers111/201730.08.201740
10Special LC Gate Allowance to Track Maintainer110/201730.08/201742
11Coal Pilot Allowance92/201711.08.201744
12TA/DA for Railway officials103/201724.08.201748
13Children Educational Allowance147/201712,10.201761
14Overtime Allowance175/201728.11.201767
15Constant Attendant Allowance101/201724.08.201772
16Conveyance Allowance89/201710.08.201777
17Daily Allowance on Tour84/201708.08.201781
18Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA)75/201728.07.201787
19Hard Area Allowance95/201716.08.201789
20Health and Malaria Allowance159/201727.10.201793
21House Rent Allowance71/201719.07.201795
22Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance93/201711.08.2017103
23Non-Practicing Allowance (NPA)82/201704.08.2017109
24Nursing Allowance166/201713.11.2017113
25Ration Money Allowance17/201728.02.2017115
26Refreshment AllowanceRSPBNo. 03/201708.09.2017119
27Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) Allowance.91/201711.08.2017121
28Bad Climate Allowance91/201711.08.2017121
29Sunderbans Allowance91/201711.08.2017121
30Tribal Area Allowance91/201711.08.2017121
31Special Duty Allowance88/201710.08/2017134
32TA for retiring employees117/201701.09.2017138
33TA on Transfer117/201701.09.2017138
34Training Allowance145/201706.10.2017142
35Transport Allowance (TPTA)80/201703.08.2017144
36Out of Pocket AllowanceRSPBNo. 04/201708.09.2017153
37Kit Maintenance Allowance141/201703.10.2017154
38Shoe Allowance141/201703.10.2017154
39Dress Allowance141/201703.10.2017154
40Compensatory (Construction or Survey) Allowance156/201712.12.2017160
41Project Allowance156/201712.12.2017160

Summary

S.No Name of the AllowanceRates prior to 7th CPCNew Rates as per MoF Resolution dated 06-07-2017RBE No.& date
1Special Running Staff Allowance (Additional Allowance)Rs.1000/- + DA p.m to Loco Pilot (Mail)Rs.500/- + DA P.M. to Loco Pilot (Passenger)
Rs.500/- + DA P.M.to Mail Guard
Rs. 2250/- P.M to Loco Pilot Mail/ExpressRs. 1125/- P.M to Loco Pilot Passenger/Motorman
Rs. 1125/- P.M to Guard Mail/Express
Rs.750/-P.M to Loco Pilot Goods
Rs.750/- P.M to Sr.Passenger Guard
85/2017dt 10-08-2017
2Special Train controllers AllowanceNew AllowanceRs.5000/- Per month to Section controllers and chief controllers86/2017Dt. 10-08- 2017
3Risk and Hardship Allowance for Track MaintainersNew AllowanceRs.2700/- P.M. for Level-8 and belowRs.3400/- for Level-9 and above
Granted to Track Maintainers-I,II,III and IV
87/2017 Dt. 10-08 -2017
4Tenure Allowance to Officers posted in Railway Board and RDSO10% of Basic Pay subject to a ceiling of Rs.4000/-10% of Basic Pay subject to a ceiling of Rs.9000/-181/2017&
182/2017
Dt. 04.12.2017
5Breakdown AllowanceRs.80/- p.m to Helper Gr.II/Helper Gr.I/other Staff Gr."D" staff (GP 1300,1400,1650,1800/PB-1)Rs.120/- p.m to Technician Gr.III (GP 1900/PB-1)
Rs.160/-p.m to Technicians Gr.II,Technicians Gr.I and Supervisors (GP 2400,2800/PB-1)
Rs.200 p.m to Sr.Technicians/Junior Engineers and staff in higher scales (GP 4200 & above/PB-2)
Rs. 270/- p.m to Helper Gr.II.Helper Gr.I/other Staff Gr."D"Staff (Level 1)Rs.405/- p.m to Technician Gr.III (Level 2)
540/- p.m to Technicians Gr.II,Technicians Gr.I and Supervisors (Level 4 and 5)
Rs.675/- p.m to Sr.Technicians/Junior Engineer and staff in higher scales (Level 6 and above)
106/2017Dt.30.08.2 017
6National Holiday AllowanceRs.170/- for pay in pay Band + GP upto 7260Rs.212/- for pay in pay Band + GP=7261-9700
Rs.280/- for pay in pay Band + GP=9701 and above
Rs.384/- per day to Level-1 and 2Rs.477/- per day to Level 3 to 5
Rs.630/- per day to Level-6 to 8 (limited to Non- gazetted staff)
108/2017Dt. 30-08 -2017
7Flag Station AllowanceRs.120/- per monthABOLISHEDEligible employees to be governed by "EXTRA WORK Allowance" @ 2% of Basic Pay per month121/2017Dt. 05-09- 2017
8PCO Allowance7.5 % of Basic Pay for eligible staff in GP 460015% of Basic Pay for eligible staff up to GP 42006% of basic pay for section Engineers and Sr.Section Engineers (Level-7 in pay Matrix)12% of Basic Pay for Non-Supervisory Staff and Jr.Engineers (Upto Level-6)112/2017dt 30.08.2017
9Special Allowance t chief safety officers/safety Officers7.5 of Basic Pay for eligible staff6% of Basic Pay111/2017dt 30-08- 2017
10Special LC Gate Allowance to Track MaintainerRs.450/- per monthRs.1000/- p.m upto Level-8Rs.1200/- p.m for Level-9 and
above
Granted to Track Maintainers deployed for manning any of the Engineering Gates
110/2017dt 30-08- 2017
11Coal Pilot AllowanceRs.45 for the First TripRs.15 for every subsequent tripRs.102/- for the First TripRs.34/- for every subsequent trip92/2017dt 11-08- 2017
12TA/DA for Railway Officials103/2017 dt 24.08.2017
13Children Educational AllowanceCEA @ Rs.1500/-p.m Hostel Subsidy @Rs.4500/- p.mCEA @Rs.2250/- p.mHostel Subsidy @Rs.6750/- p.m147/2017dt 12.10.2017
14Overtime Allowance175/2017Dt.28-11- 2017
15Constant Attendant AllowanceRs.4500/- p.mRs.6750/- p.m101/2017dt 28-11- 2017
16Conveyance Allowance89/2017Dt 10-08- 2017
17Daily Allowance on Tour84/2017Dt 08-08- 2017
18Fixed Medical Allownace (FMA)Rs.500/- p.m1000/- p.m75/2017Dt 28-07- 2017
19Hard Area Allowance25% of Basic Pay to Central Government Employees on their posting to the Nicobar and Lakshadweep groups of Island20% of Basic Pay to those posted in Nicobar Group of Islands and Minicoy in Lakshadweep Islands12% of Basic Pay for those posted in Lakshadweep Group of Islands95/2017Dt.16-08- 2017
20Health and Malaria AllowanceRs.600/- per monthRs.1000/- p.m upto Level-8Rs.1200/- p.m for Level-9 and above159/2017Dt 27-10- 2017
21House Rent Allowance30% of Basic Pay for Class-X cities20% of Basic Pay for Class-Y cities
10% of Basic Pay for Class-Z cities
24% of Basic Pay for Class-X cities16% of Basic Pay for Class-Y cities
8% of Basic Pay for Class-Z cities
71/2017Dt 19-07- 2017
22Cycle (Maintenance Allowance)Rs. 90/- p.mRs. 180/- p.m93/2017Dt. 11-08- 2017
23Non-Practising Allowance (NPA)25% of Basic Pay20% of Basic Pay82/2017Dt. 04-08- 2017
24Nursing AllowanceRs.4800/- Per monthRs.7200/- Per month166/2017Dt.13-11-2017
25Ration Money AllowanceRs. 95/52 per head per dayRs.97.85 per head per day17/2017Dt.28-02- 2017
26Refreshment AllowanceRs.240/- Per day per headRs.540/- per day per headRSPB No.03/2017Dt. 08-09-2017
27Special Compensatory (Remote Locality) AllowanceSubsumed in Tough Location Allowance91/2017Dt. 11.08.2017
28Special Duty Allowance37.5 percent of Basic pay for AIS Officers and 12.5 percent of Basic Pay for other employees10% of Basic Pay for personel serving in North Eastern region and Ladakh88/2017Dt.10-08- 2017
29TA for retiring Employees117/2017Dt.01.09.2017
30TA on Transfer117/2017Dt. 01.09.2017
31Training Allowance30 percent of Basic Pay in the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes for Group "A" Officers and 15 percent of Basic Pay in other training establishment24% of Basic Pay to Faculty Members in National/Central Training Academies and Institutes for Group 'A' Officers12% of Basic Pay to Faculty Members in other Training Establishment145/2017Dt.06.10.2 017
32Transport Allowance (TPTA)80/2017Dt.03.08.20 17
33Bad climate AllowanceRs.600/- p.m for GP>5400Rs.360/- p.m fo othersSubsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III(R3H3 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)Rs.1000/- to Level-8 and Below
Rs.1200/- to Level-9 and above
91/2017Dt.11-08- 2017
34Kit Maintenance AllowanceSubsumed in Dress allowance141/2017Dt.03-10- 2017
35Out of Pocket AllowanceDiscontinuedRSPB No.04/2017
36Shoe AllowanceRs.900/-per monthSubsumed in Dress Allowance141/2017Dt. 03-10 -2017
37Sunderbans AllowanceRs.90 for pay in pay Band <5600Rs.180 for pay in pay Band 5600-8400
Rs.270 for pay in pay Band 8401-11200
Rs.360 for pay in pay Band 11201-16800
Subsumed in Tough Location Allowance-III (R3H3 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)Rs.1000/- to Level-8 and Below
Rs.1200/- to Level-9 and above
91/2017Dt.11-08- 2017
38Tribal Area AllowanceRs.600/- p.m.for GP>Rs.5400Rs.360/- p.m for othersSubsumed in Tough Location Allowance -III (R3H3 of Risk and Hardship Matrix)Rs.1000/-to Level-8 and Below
Rs.1200 to Level-9 and Below
91/2017Dt.11-08- 2017
39Dress AllowanceNew Allowance which subsumes kit maintenance Allowance, Shoe Allowance, Uniform Allowance and Washing Allowance.Rs.20,000/- per annum to Officers of RPF/RPSFRs.10,000/-per annum to PBOR of RPF and Station Masters
Rs.5,000/- per annum to other categories of staff who were supplied uniforms and are required to wear them regularly
Rs.1800/- per month to Nurses
141/2017Dt.03-10- 2017
40Compensatory(construction or Survey) AllowanceRs.1500/- p.m for GP>5400Rs.1000/- p.m for othersRs.3400/- p.m for Level 9 and aboveRs.2700/- p.m for Level 8 and below156/2017Dt.12.12.2017
41Project AllowanceRs.2250/- p.m for GP>5400Rs.1500/- p.m for othersRs.2700/- p.m uptoLevel-8
Rs.3400/- p.m for Level-9 and above
156/2017Dt.12.12.2017

Source: NFIR
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KVS Recruitment 2017: 1017 Vacant Post of Officers, Librarian and Non-Teaching Staff


KVS Recruitment 2017: 1017 Vacant Post of Officers, Librarian and Non-Teaching Staff

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has announced through on its portal regarding more than 1000 vacancies and the webpage links are available to know more details like age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply are given below.

Recruitment of Officers Cadre, Librarian and Non- Teaching Posts in KVS (2018) - Short Advertisement.

Recruitment of Officers Cadre, Librarian and Non- Teaching Posts in KVS (2018) - Detailed Advertisement.

Click here to apply online for KVS Recruitment of Officers Cadre, Librarian and Non-Teaching Posts

FAQs for Recruitment of Officers cadre, Librarian and Non-teaching posts
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New Grievance Portal Launched for CG Pensioners


New Grievance Portal Launched for CG Pensioners

New Grievance Portal Launched

PCDA Pension has launched on internet a new grievance portal to lodge grievance of the pensioners. This is already on this website. Pensioners are requested to complete the required details before submitting the complaint / grievance for its redressal. E-mail grievance lodged after 3-11-2017 will not be entertained.

Click to view the Complaint Webpage
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All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board


All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board

Ist January, 2018 to be observed as All India Protest Day against the Anti Worker policies of Railway Board
As you all are aware, revision of rates of the Running Allowances and other allowances related to Running Staff are overdue and are delayed inordinately by the Ministry of Railways. You also know that AIRF has been making all out sincere efforts with the Railway Board to get the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff revised, but till date no fruitful outcome has emerged……
The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades!
Sub: Revision of the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff

At the outset I convey my hearty best wishes to all of you, along with the entire family members, for a very very Happy and Prosperous New Year 2018.

As you all are aware, revision of rates of the Running Allowances and other allowances related to Running Staff are overdue and are delayed inordinately by the Ministry of Railways.
You also know that AIRF has been making all out sincere efforts with the Railway Board to get the rates of Running Allowance and other allowances related to Running Staff revised, but till date no fruitful outcome has emerged.

It has, therefore, been decided that, while celebrating New Year on 1st January, 2018, a "Protest Day" would simultaneously be observed by holding mass meetings, dharnas, rallies at all the Branches, Installations and Divisional levels to lodge our strong anguish against the dillydallying attitude of the Ministry of Railways on the subject.

You are, therefore, requested to take necessary steps in this regard, and the comprehensive reports may be sent to this office for better appreciation of the same.

With Fraternal Greetings!

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary
Source: AIRF
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Implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report - FNPO met Central Ministers


Implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report - FNPO met Central Ministers

FNPO Delegation met Central Ministers for pursual of early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

Sri.B.Shiva Kumar Asst.G/S , Sri.Sivaji Vasireddy Asst.G/S , Sri.CH.Laxmi Narayana President NUGDS , Sri.L.Krishna Prasad RR NAPE Gr-C AP Circle, Sri.V.Manjappa D/S NAPE Gr-C Shimoga met Hon’ble Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Minister of Chemicals & Fertilisers Sri.Anantha Kumar and Hon’ble Minister of Road Transport & Highways Sri.Nitin Gadkari at their Parliament Offices and requested for early implementation of GDS Pay Committee Report.

Source: FNPO
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Change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995


Change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995

Employees Provident Fund Organisation
Ministry of Labour & Employment. Government of India
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan
Bhikaiji Cama Place. New Delhi 110066

No. Pension-l/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/20825
Date. 12 DEC 2017
To
All ACCs (Zonal Offices)
All Regional P.F. Commissioner(In-charge of Regions).

Sub: Change of Date of Birth of Employees Pension Fund Members- reg.
Ref: (i) Head Office letter No. pension-3/8/OR/l/2005/69869 dated 12.12.2006
(ii) Head Office letter No. Pension- I/Instructions/Guidelines/2006/l 1900 dated 07.10.2006
(iii) Head Office letter No. Pension- II/Instructions/Guidelines/2016-17/33314 dated 10.03.2017
(iv) Head Office letter No. Pension- l/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/8351 dated 07.08.2017
(v) Head Office letter No. Pension- I/Instructions/Guidelines/2017/11518 dated 04.09.2017

Sir.
Please refer to this office circulars cited under reference. Further it is to inform that in the meeting on fraud analysis and management in EPFO held on 08.12.2017 at Head Office it was decided to follow the following process for change of date of birth of members of Employees Pension Scheme 1995-
(i) In case the correction required in date of birth is upto plus or minus one year, Aadhaar will be accepted as a valid document for date of birth.

(ii) In case the correction required in date of birth is more than one year. then in addition to Aadhaar. other valid documents will have to be submitted(viz.. matriculation certificate. certificate issued by Registrar (Birth). Passport etc). The concerned member should be intimated for submission of additional valid proof of birth in such cases while applying online/mobile/offline.

2. It is requested to strictly adhere to the aforementioned instructions.
[This issues with the approval of CPFC]
(R.M. VERMA)
Addl. Central P.F. Commissioner- I (Pension)
Source: epfindia.gov.in
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Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement: BSNL


Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement: BSNL

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt of India Enterprise)
BSNL Corporate Office
Pension Section, 5th floor,
Bharat Sanchar Bhawan
H.C. Mathur Lane, New Delhi-110001
No.31-13/2017-Pen(B)
Dated: 14/12/2017
To
All Heads of Circles/Telecom Districts/Regions/
Projects/Telecom Stores/ Telecom Factories
and other Administrative Offices
Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd.

Sub: Clarification regarding date of effect of retirement in case of Voluntary Retirement.

Sir,
I am directed to forward herewith a copy of letter No. 40-27/2017-Pen(T) dated- 04/12/2017 received from Under Secretary, DoT alongwith a copy of notification dated 21/ 12/2012 issued by DOP&PW.

2. DoT in their above referred letter has clarified that Rule 5 (2) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 previously included a proviso as per which the date of retirement in case of a Government Servant who is retired prematurely or who retires voluntarily, shall be treated as a non-working day has been amended by DoP&PW and omitted the proviso with effect from 01/01/1996 by a notification dated 21/ 12/2012 issued by DOP&PW. Consequently, for all cases of retirement, the last day shall be treated as a working day.

3. Accordingly, the modifications issued by DOP&PW notified on 21/ 12/2012 may be considered while issuing orders of voluntary retirements.


Encls: A.A.
Yours faithfully,
(S.P. Bhatta)
Asstt. General Manager (Estt.I)
Source: www.bsnleuchq.com
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Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Railway Board Order RBE No. 178/2017

Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017: Railway Board Order RBE No. 178/2017
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
RBE No. 178/2017
No. 2016/E (LL)/AT/MW/1
New Delhi dated: 07.12.2017
The General Managers, Zonal Railways, Production Units.
Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad
The General Managers,(Construction), All Indian Railways
The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow
The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara
The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM
The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Delhi-7
The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela

Sub: Minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance w.e.f. 01.10.2017.

A copy each of Orders No.(i) 1/13(7)/2017-LS.II, (ii) 1/l3/(6)/2017-LS.II, (iii) 1/13/(5)2017-LS.II, (iv) 1/13/(4)/2017-LS.II (v) 1/13/(3)2017-LS.II and (vi) 1/13(1)/2017-LS-II dated 06.10.2017 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Loading and unloading in goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, and other goods - sheds, godowns, warehouses and other similar employments (ii) Watch and Ward (Without arms) (iii) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 (iv) Stone mines (v) Construction or Maintenance of Roads or runways or in Building Operations including Laying Down Underground electric, wireless, Radio, Television, Telephone, Telegraph and Overseas Communication Cables and Similar other Underground cabling work, Electric lines, Water supply lines and Sewerage Pipe Lines and (vi) Agriculture respectively is sent herewith for information and strict compliance. The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2017.

2. Railways, being Principal Employer are required to ensure that the contractors are complying with the provisions of the Contract Labour (R&A) Act, 1970 and Minimum wages Act, 1948 strictly and arranging prescribed minimum wages to the contract labourers.

3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
Please acknowledge receipt.
(Manju)
Jt. Director Establishment (LL)
D.A.: As above (18 pages)

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