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Friday, 30 November 2018

Recording of Annual Performance Appraisal Report - APAR for the financial year 2017-18 in respect of CSS and CSSS officers - ALERT


Recording of Annual Performance Appraisal Report - APAR for the financial year 2017-18 in respect of CSS and CSSS officers - ALERT - reg.
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F No. 22-10/20 18-CS 1 (APAR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel , Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
2nd Floor, A-Wing, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi-3
New Delhi; the 29th November, 2018.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recording of Annual Performance Appraisal Report (APAR) for the financial year 2017-18 in respect of CSS/CSSS officers - 'Alert' regarding.

Online system for recording of APARs on SPARROW web portal has been introduced in CSS from the financial year 2015-16. Initially, it was implemented for Deputy Secretary and above level officers in CSS and equivalent levels in CSSS w.e.f. the financial year 2015-16. From the financial year 2016-17, SPARROW has been extended from Under Secretary and above levels in CSS and equivalent levels in CSSS. As per Estt. Division's O.M. dated 23.07.2009 time schedule for completion of various activities relating to PARs are as under :

Sl.No. Activity Extended timelines
1. Submission of self-appraisal PAR to the Reporting Officer by the Officer to be Reported Upon (ORU) 15th April 
2. Submission of report by Reporting Officer to Reviewing Officer 30th June
3. Report to be completed by Reviewing Officer and to be sent to Admn. 31st July

2. Keeping in view the difficulties faced by Nodal Officers in the Ministries/Departments and also the individual officers, it was decided to extend the timelines for completion of APARs online on SPARROW web portal for the financial year 2017-18 as under :-

Sl.No. Activity Extended timelines
1. Submission of self-appraisal PAR by ORU to the Reporting Officer 31st July, 2018
2. Forwarding of report by Reporting Officer to Reviewing Officer 16th August, 2018
3. Forwarding of report by Reviewing Officer to Administration/ APAR Cell 31st August, 2018

3 The progress made towards generation and completion of online APARs on SPARROW system for the financial year 2017-18 is being constantly monitored in this Department'. It has been observed that as on date 367 APARs are pending with ORUs, 404 APARs are pending with Reporting Officers and 445 APARs are pending with the Reviewing Officers. Apart from the above, a total number of 503 APARs are pending at different stages for disclosure/closure. It is note-worthy that the timelines including extended timelines for writing of APARs for the financial year 2017-18 have been over on 31 .8.2018. As per the instructions contained in OM of even number dated 24.07.2018, the entire exercise for writing of APARs in respect of CSS/CSSS officers , for the financial year 2017-18 will be closed on 31.12.2018.

4. In the meantime, a new feature for sending 'alerts' in the SPARROW web portal has been developed by the NIC (SPARROW Division) to remind the officers to complete their APAR activities on SPARROW.

5. Keeping in view the overall progress made in completion of APARs on SPARROW, the Ministries/Departments are advised to take the following actions for timely completion of APARs on SPARROW for the financial year 2017-18, before it is finally closed on 31 .12.2018.
(i) All the Ministries/Departments may send 'alerts' to all the officers to complete the APARs lying in their 'inboxes'. The facility for sending 'alerts ' are available in the revised version of 'SPARROW'.

(ii) The PARs in respect of ORUs who have still not submitted their PARs to their Reporting Officers, may be given a final chance to submit their self-appraisal to their respective Reporting Officers within 15 days from the date of issue of this OM. Thereafter, their APARs may be forceforwarded to their next level i. e. the Reporting Officer.

(iii) The Nodal officers are advised to devise a mechanism to monitor progress of completion of APARs for the financial year 2017-18 including disclosure and consideration of representation, if any by the stipulated date i.e. 31/12/2018.

(iv) It may be re-iterated that the end of entire APAR recording process on SPARROW for the financial year 2017 -18 will be on 31 .12.2018.
To
Joint Secretary (Admn.lEstt.),
All Ministry/ Departments (CSS/CSSS).

(Chandra Shekhar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: DoPT
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NPS To OPS: Government of Andhra Pradesh Issued Orders based on Expert Committee

NPS To OPS: Government of Andhra Pradesh Issued Orders based on Expert Committee

National Pension System To Old Pension Scheme

Govt of AP Issued Orders based on Expert Committee

"In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, what will be the legality of such a decision with respect to those who have already retired from service after serving under the Contributory Pension Scheme? or expired while in service?"

GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH

ABSTRACT

Contributory Pension Scheme (CPS/NPS)- An Expert Committee for review of the Contributory Pension Scheme and examining demand for continuing Old Pension Scheme - Constituted - Orders - Issued.

FINANCE (HR.3-PENSION-I) DEPARTMENT
G.O.R .RT.No. 2052
Dated: 28-11-2018
Read the following : -
1. G.O.Ms.No.653 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
2. G.O.Ms.No.654 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
3. G.O.Ms.No.655 Finance(Pen-1) Department, dated: 22.09.2004.
4. Representations from various Service Associations, public representatives for restoration of Old Pension Scheme.

ORDER :

In G.O. 1st to 3rd read above, Government of Andhra Pradesh adopted the Government of India's New Pension Scheme based on Defined Contributions for the employees of the State, who are newly recruited on or after 01.09.2004.

2. Several representations and requests have been received from various service associations and people representatives for de-adoption of Contributory Pension Scheme and restoration of Old Pension Scheme for the State Government employees.

3. Keeping in view of the representations from the service associations and people representatives, the Government hereby constitute an Expert committee with the following composition.

1Sri. S.P.Tucker, IAS (Retd),Former Chief Secretary to Government:Chairperson
2Sri. Peeyush Kumar, IAS ,Secretary to Govt (FP), Finance Department:Member Secretary
3Sri. D.Venkata Ramana,
Secretary to Government, Law Department
:Member
4Prof. K. Muniratnam Naidu(Retd),
Professor in Economics, S.P.Mahila University, Tirupathi
:Member
5Prof GalabProfessor in Economics,
Director, CESS, Hyderabad
:Member
4. Terms of reference for the committee:
i. To submit a detailed report analysing the repercussions, both legal and financial of reviewing the Contributory Pension Scheme now in force.
ii. To submit a detailed report analysing the impact of Contributory Pension Scheme on the State Finances.
iii. To suggest propositions regarding the liabilities and risks that may arise out of the agreements entered into with NPS trust and NSDL.
iv. In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, suggest propositions for refund of the contributions made by the employees & employer so far?
v. In case it is to withdraw the Contributory Pension Scheme and in lieu of it to implement the Statutory Pension Scheme, what will be the legality of such a decision with respect to those who have already retired from service after serving under the Contributory Pension Scheme? or expired while in service?.
vi. To analyse the status of the scheme in detail and the experiences and current scenarios of other states that have implemented the Contributory Pension Scheme.
vii. In case if the scheme is continued, what are the various steps that can be taken to make it more attractive/beneficial?
viii. To make suggestions in other matters that the committee finds relevant with regard to the review of the Contributory Pension Scheme.
5. The term of the committee shall be 3 months from the date of issue of orders.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
ANIL CHANDRA PUNETHA
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
Andhra Pradesh Issued Orders
Source: Confederation
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Admissibility of SPORTS tour package to Lakshadweep Islands on ships operated by its Administration on LTC


Admissibility of SPORTS tour package to Lakshadweep Islands on ships operated by its Administration on LTC

CGDA

No. AN/XIV/ 19015/Govt. Orders/TA/DA/LTC/Medical/2018
27.11.2018


To,
All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)

Sub: Admissibility of SPORTS (Society for Promotion of Nature Tourism and Sports) tour package to Lakshadweep Islands on ships operated by Lakshadweep Administration on LTC.

A Copy of Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) Office Memorandum No. 31011/10/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 11.10.2018 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and compliance please.

Source: CGDA
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Thursday, 29 November 2018

Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC)


Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC)

CGDA


No. AN/XIV/ 19015/Govt. Orders/TA/DA/LTC/Medical/2018
28.11.2018

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

A Copy of Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) Office Memorandum No. 31011/08/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 18.10.2018 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and compliance please.

Source: CGDA
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DoPT: Promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary, CSS on ad-hoc basis - Extension of period upto 30.06.2019


DoPT: Promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary, CSS on ad-hoc basis - Extension of period upto 30.06.2019
DS adhoc Extension upto 30.06.2019

4/5/2013-CS-I(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
New Delhi -110003.
Dated the 29th November, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject-: Promotion to the grade of Deputy Secretary, CSS on ad-hoc basis - Extension of period upto 30.06.2019 - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's Order No. 4114/201 I-CS.I(D) dated 31.07.2012 and subsequent several orders for promotion of Under Secretaries of the CSS to the Grade of Deputy Secretary on ad-hoc basis.

2. With the approval of the competent authority, the tenure of ad-hoc basis appointment of all the Deputy Secretaries is hereby extended beyond 30.06.2018, i.e. from 01.07.20 18 and up to 30.06.2019 or till the posts are filled up on regular basis or till further orders, whichever is earlier, subject to vigilance clearance.

3. This order will be applicable to all such officers who are continuously holding the post of Deputy Secretary on ad-hoc basis as per aforementioned Orders. The continuation of ad-hoc promotion is subject to the conditions mentioned in the orders referred above and also the conditions mentioned below:
i. No disciplinary proceeding has been initiated during the period between last extension and now; and
ii. No penalty has been imposed during the period between last extension and now.
4. In case any of these conditions is attracted in respect of any of the officers, the same may be brought to the notice of this Department immediately for further appropriate action.
(Debabrata Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Telefax:24629413
Source: DoPT
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Mobile Phone expenses reimbursed up to a maximum of Rs. 500/-plus taxes effective from 01.12.2018 - CGA


Mobile Phone expenses reimbursed up to a maximum of Rs. 500/-plus taxes effective from 01.12.2018 - CGA

No.C-13015(739)/MFCGA/PFMS/2018-19/13987-14087
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller General of Accounts
Public Financial Management System
3rd Floor, Shivaji Stadium Annexe
New Delhi-110001
Dated: 27/11/2018
Office Memorandum

Sub: Re-imbursement of Mobile charges to non-entitled officers (Sr.AOs/AOs/AAOs posted in SPMUs.

The undersigned is directed to convey the approval of Controller General of Accounts vide diary no. 230 dated 23.05.2018 and Secretary(Expenditure), M/o Finance vide diary no. 716366 dated 13.11.2018 for re-imbursement of mobile phone charges to the non-entitled officers (Sr.AOs/AOs/AAOs) posted at various State Project Management Units(SPMUs) of PFMS across the country.

2. Mobile Phone expenses shall be reimbursed up to a maximum of Rs. 500/-plus taxes per person/month which is subject to the actual uses and the production of original receipt.

3. These instructions will be effective from 01.12.2018.

4. All such claims shall be paid from the budget of PFMS under Head "Office Expenses".

5. The approval of the aforementioned is for one year subject to the condition that the facility must be reviewed after one year based on infrastructure condition of the SPMUs.
(Manpreet kaur)
Sr. Accounts Officer
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IPPB (India Post Payment Bank) - Micro ATM


IPPB - Micro ATM

India Post Payment Bank
Project - Micro ATM User Manual
1. Micro ATM
Micro ATM is an Android based application developed to run on handheld device such as Tab / Smartphones with bio metric capability. This application is for User to support customers in doing banking transactions. This will enable field Users to provide services such as customer on boarding, e-­KYC based financial transactions such as Cash Deposit, Cash Withdrawals, Bill payments, Remittances and Non-financial transactions such as Balance enquiry, Account management, Beneficiaries and Standing Instructions.

1.1 Login to Micro ATM
User launches the application and the login screen is displayed. User would be able to login into the application using any one of the two options
Login with User ID + Password,
Login with User ID + Biometric
Enter user id and password sent to User mobile/email after onboarding in AMS
Read and accept the terms and conditions. Tap on the finger print icon and provide fingerprint
Application would validate the fingerprints with Aadhaar database.

After successful authentication, User change password screen will be displayed. Enters default password sent to User mobile/email after onboarding in AMS. Enter new password and confirm new password again and click on change password. Password for the User will get change.
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CGDA: Submission of response on alleged irregularities through proper channel

CGDA: Submission of response on alleged irregularities through proper channel

Office of the Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
No. AN-1/1184/394
Date: 27.11.2018

To,
All PCsDA/CsDA/PIFAs/PCA (Fys)/ CFA (Fys)

Subject: Submission of response on alleged irregularities through proper channel.

As per existing provisions of vigilance manual, during the preliminary enquiry the public servant concerned is given an opportunity to say what he has to say about the allegations leveled against him to find out if he is in a position to give any satisfactory information or explanation. Thereafter, further course of action is taken by competent authority.

2. During examination of certain cases received from Ministry/ OFB/ CVC, it has been observed that concerned officials submitted their response directly to authorities outside department by whom the version was sought for. In such cases facts of the cases are not intimated to the department. In the absence of complete details of the case, processing of the case at later stage becomes complicated.

3. In this regard it is reiterated that whenever, any official of this organization is directed to submit his/her response on alleged irregularities by any other department/agency, the concerned official should submit his/her response through proper channel i.e through CsDA/PCsDA/PIFAs/PCA (Fys) to the CGDA for onward

4. Strict compliance to aforesaid procedure may be ensured.
(Juhi Verma)
Sr.ACGDA (AN)


Source: CGDA
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Proceeding on adoption of Resolution on Abolishing NPS

National Pension System to Old Pension Scheme
Proceeding on adoption of Resolution on Abolishing NPS
Proceeding on adoption of Resolution on Abolishing NPS by Delhi Assembly- एन.पी.एस को समाप्त करने के संकल्प पर दिल्ली विधान सभा की कार्यवाही
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI
Bulletin Part-I
delhi-assembly-proceeding-on-nps-resolution
(Brief summary of proceedings)
Monday, 26 November 2018 / 05 Margshirsha 1940 (Saka)
No. 91
10. 6.51 PM Calling Attention (Rule-54) :
Shri Ajay Dutt called the attention of the Government towards "Abolishing National Pension System (NPS) and reinstate the old Pension System in the interest of lakhs of Government Servants".
Sh. Arvind Kejriwal, Hon'ble Chief Minister made a brief statement.
The following Resolution moved by Sh. Ajay Dutt was put to vote and adopted by voice-vote :
"The Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi, having its sitting on 26 November 2018 :
Taking note of the negative consequences of the anti-employee National Pension System (NPS) that is imposed on the Government Servants by the then NDA Government in 2004 and sustained by the UPA-I, UPA-II and NDA-II Governments,
Given the fact that, unlike the old pension scheme, the NPS :
  • does not give any guarantee to the employees either for assured returns on investments or for minimum pension.
  • does not provide for family pension or social security,
  • does not provide for loan facility when in dire need,
  • does not provide for annual increments and hike in DA,
  • does not allow the employees to withdraw enough money from their own pension fund to meet the medical emergencies,
  • leaves the employees at the mercy of volatile markets and the forces that have notoriously been manipulating the markets,
  • imposes draconian restrictions on withdrawals from pension fund,
  • allows the insurance companies to exploit employees by way of forcing them to buy annuity for a minimum of ten years even after retirement, and
  • runs contrary to the spirit of welfare state as enshrined in the Constitution,
Given the fact that the pro-people and welfare oriented Government of NCT of Delhi is strongly in favour of restoring the rights and privileges of its employees by way of replacing the NPS with the time tested old pension scheme,
Resolves to urge upon the Government of India to scrap the NPS with immediate effect and bring at once all the Government Servants working under the Government of NCT of Delhi under the old pension scheme and restore to them all the benefits of the old pension scheme wherein the fair and legitimate pensions’ benefits are disbursed through the Consolidated Fund of India, so that the dedicated work force of the Government of NCT of Delhi and their families will be able to lead their lives with sense of security and dignity, and
Further resolves to urge upon the Government of India to restore t he old pension scheme in place of NPS or the benefit of all the Government Servants working under the Government of India and also to actively encourage other States to follow this true welfare measure"
Source: Delhi Assembly
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Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Extension of due dates for filing GST returns

Ministry of Finance
Extension of due dates for filing GST returns
28 NOV 2018
In view of the disturbances caused to daily life by Cyclone Titli in the district of Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh, and by Cyclone Gaza in eleven districts of Tamil Nadu viz., Cuddalore, Thiruvarur, Puddukottai, Dindigul, Nagapatinam, Theni, Thanjavur, Sivagangai, Tiruchirappalli, Karur and Ramanathapuram, the competent authority has decided to extend the due dates for filing various GST returns as detailed below:

Sl. No.Return/FormExtended due dateTaxpayers eligible for extension
1FORM GSTR-3B for the months of September and October, 201830th November, 2018Taxpayers whose principal place of business isin the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
2FORM GSTR-3Bfor the month of October, 201820th December, 2018Taxpayers whose principal place of business is in the 11 specified districts of Tamil Nadu
3FORM GSTR-1 for the months of September and October, 201830th November, 2018Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of more than 1.5 crore rupees and whose principal place of businessis in the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
4FORM GSTR-1 for the month ofOctober, 201820th December, 2018Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of more than 1.5 crore rupees and whose principalplace of business is in the eleven specified districts of Tamil Nadu
5FORM GSTR-1 for the quarter July-September, 201830th November, 2018Taxpayers having aggregate turnover of upto 1.5 crore rupees and whose principal place of business is in the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
6FORM GSTR-4 for the quarter July to September, 201830th November, 2018Taxpayers whose principal place of business isin the district of Srikakulam in Andhra Pradesh
7FORM GSTR-7 for the months October to December, 201831st January, 2019All taxpayers
2. The relevant notifications for the same will be issued shortly.

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Non-settlement of GDS demands - Two days strike with Postal JCA

Non-settlement of GDS demands - Two days strike with Postal JCA

AIPEU-GDS : LETTER TO SECRETARY POSTS

ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION-GDS
(An associate member of National Federation of Postal Employees)
CHQ: Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 215/1, New Patel Road, New Delhi-110008
President: Virendra Sharma
General Secretary: P.Pandurangarao
Website: http:www.aipeugdsnfpe.blogpspot.com
e-mail: aipeugdsnfpe@gmail.com
No.AIPEU-GDS/Strike/2018
Dt.26-11-2018
To
The Secretary
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi - 110 001

Respected Sir,

Sub:- Non-settlement of GDS demands - Two days strike with Postal JCA - Reg.

I would like to draw your kind attention on the following issues of GDS. The entire GDS employees are very much agitated on the non-settlement of GDS demands for the last 4 months. Implementation of positive recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee made partial and so many other positive recommendations are yet to be implemented. Regarding the drawal of Combined Duty Allowance, Composite Allowance and Risk & Hardship Allowances are kept pending in many divisions for seeking necessary clarifications from the Directorate. Membership verification in GDS cadre has been stopped arbitrarily. Non-availability of proper net work connection in rural areas became tedious in the operation of RICT devices in BOs including IPPB. Drawl of benefit from SDBS to retired GDS even after 5-6 years became farce. Repeated requests to the administration through various forums became in vain.

In this background, we have no other option except to conduct a serious trade union action and AIPEU-GDS is decided to go for two days strike on 8th & 9th January 2019 along with Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) demanding to settle the following issues in favour of GDS.

1. Implement all positive recommendations of Shri Kamalesh Chandra Committee and grant civil servant status to GDS.

2. The recommendations of the GDS Committee should be implemented from 01-01-2016 regarding new wage scale for calculation of arrears.

3. All the recommendations on retirement benefits to GDS should be implemented from 01-01-2016. Consider perusal about the drawal of benefits from SDBS to the retired GDS in waiting since Jan, 2014.

4. Justified scale fixation to be granted to senior GDS as there are some anomalies while fixing the new wage scale caused drawal of lesser wage and meager benefit compared with new entrants.

5. Bring GDS under the purview of Gratuity Act as recommended by the GDS Committee up to Rs.5.00 laks w.e.f 01-01-2016.

6. Issue orders on the following recommendations as ensured in the minutes of the meeting dtd.31-07-2018 with GDS unions.
(a) Children Education Allowance
(b) Emergency leave to GDS
(c) Accumulation of Paid Leave to a maximum of 180 days
(d) Insurance Scheme
(e) Limited transfer facility
(f) Voluntary discharge scheme
(g) Qualifying service for LDCEs.
7.Restart the process of membership verification in GDS cadre as it was arbitrarily cancelled.

8.Combined Duty Allowance, Composite Allowance, Risk & Hardship Allowance should be granted to GDS as per the recommendations of the GDS Committee without any modification.

9.All vacant posts of Departmental cadres viz., MTS, Postman, MG allotted to the GDS should be filled up as and when the vacancy arises every year keeping in view of the age of GDS and cut-off date of the examination. Conditions like 3yrs / 5yrs minimum service may be relaxed and allow the suggestions made by the GDS Committee. Condition of possessing Driving License at the time of examination may also be relaxed.

10.Fill up all vacant posts in GDS cadre to avoid combination of duties in the back ground of RICT & IPPB rolled out in BOs.

11.Grant Pension to the promoted GDS to the Departmental cadres based on Supreme Court Judgement in SLP No. (C) 13042 of 2014.

12.Proper net work availability should be made in all rural areas after introduction of DARPAN in BOs.

13.Grant funds to draw all kinds of incentives liable to GDS viz., MNREGS, DBT Schemes, PLI/RPLI etc., pending for years in all Circles.

14.Necessary changes may be made in Rule-3A of GDS (C&E) Rules, 2011 in case of Rule-3A (i),(ii),(iii),(vii)&(ix) in favour of GDS in the changed pattern of working conditions in the BOs besides the recommendations of the GDS Committee.

15. Introduce Medical treatment facility to GDS as suggested by the GDS Committee.
Yours sincerely,
(P.Pandurangarao)
General Secretary
Source: http://aipeugdsnfpe.blogspot.com
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Interview for Contractual TGT Teachers on 27.11.2018

Interview for Contractual TGT Teachers on 27.11.2018

Interview for contractual teacher - TGT - Sanskrit will be held on 27th November 2018. Registration - 09:30 AM to 01:00 PM. Interview at 01:30 PM .

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA TALEGAON
CRPF (GC), OLD MUMBAI PUNE HIGHWAY, TALEGAON DABHADE- 410507
WALK IN INTERVIEW on 27.11.2018
(PART TIME/CONTRACTUAL TEACHERS)

( Email.id - kvtalegaon01@gmail.com)
Kendriya Vidyalaya Talegaon requires the following part-time/ Contractual Teachers/Coaches purely on contractual/day to day need basis for the session 2018-19.

Registration for Interview -

1. Eligible candidates will register their names and submit their biodata in the proforma available in the vidyalaya, alongwith one set of self -attested xerox copies of the certificates and a recent photograph on 27.11.2018 from 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM.

The registered candidates should bring their originals on the day of the interview for on the spot verification by the interview committee

Interview - The registered candidates shall appear for interviews as per the schedule displayed below.

S.No1
Name of the postTGT (Sanskrit)
Essential qualificationEssential
1) Four years' Integrated degree course of Regional College of Education of NCERT in the concerned subject with at least 50% marks in aggregate;
OR
Bachelor's Degree with at least 50% marks in the concerned subjects/ combination of subjects and in aggregate. The electives subjects and Languages in the combination of subjects as under:

a) For TGT (Sanskrit): Sanskrit as a subject in all the three years.

2) Pass in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test (CTET), conducted by CBSE in accordance with the Guidelines framed by the NCTE for the purpose.

3) Proficiency in teaching Hindi and English medium

4) Desirable: Knowledge of Computer Applications.
RemunerationAs per KVS norms-(Consolidated payment @ of Rs.26,250/- pm)
Date of interview & Time27.11.2018 Registration - 09:30AM - 1:00 PM
Interview - 01:30 PM onwards
PRINCIPAL
KV CRPF TALEGAON

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Cumulative No of Houses sanctioned under PMAY(U) now more than 65 Lakhs

Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
Cumulative No of Houses sanctioned under PMAY(U) now more than 65 Lakhs

2,05,442 houses sanctioned under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana(Urban) in the 40th CSMC

Maharashtra gets 1,16,042 Houses, Karnataka-  31,657, Bihar-26,880, Tamil Nadu - 15,529 and Jammu & Kashmir - 15,334
28 NOV 2018
The cumulative number of houses sanctioned under PMAY(U) now is 65,04,037. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs has approved the construction of another 2,05,442 more affordable houses for the benefit of urban poor under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban). The approval was given in the 40th meeting of the Central Sanctioning and Monitoring Committee held here today.

Maharashtra has been sanctioned 1,16,042 houses while the sanction for Karnataka is 31,657 affordable houses.  The number of houses sanctioned for Bihar is 26,880, while Tamil Nadu has been sanctioned 15,529 houses and Jammu & Kashmir 15,334 houses.

A total of 392 projects with a project cost of Rs 7,391 crore with central assistance of Rs 3,082 crore has been approved in the meeting held under the Chairmanship of Sh Durga Shankar Mishra, Secretary, Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs.

The approvals under the Beneficiary led construction(BLC) vertical is 85,227 while it is 1,20,215 under Affordable Housing in Partnership (AHP)vertical.

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NPS to OPS: Resolution adopted by Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi


NPS to OPS: Resolution adopted by Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi

National-Pension-System-Old-Pension-System

 

Resolution adopted by the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi - Abolish National Pension System (NPS) and reinstate the old Pension System

NPS to OPS: Resolution adopted by Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi
Resolution adopted by the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi - Abolish National Pension System (NPS) and reinstate the old Pension System

LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY SECRETARIAT
NATIONAL CAPITAL TERRITORY OF DELHI
Old Secretariat, Delhi - 110054

No.F.22(3)/Resolutions/2015/LAS-VI/Leg./
Dated: /11/2018
To
1. The Hon'ble Minister of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Government of India
North Block, New Delhi - 110 001
2. The Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister,
Government of NCT of Delhi
I.P. Estate, New Delhi - 110002

Sub: Resolution adopted by the Legislative Assembly of NCT of Delhi to call the attention of Hon'ble Deputy Chief Minister to abolish National Pension System (NPS) and reinstate the Old Pension System in the interest of lakhs of Government Servants'.

Sir,
The Legislative Assembly of the National Capital Territory of Delhi unanimously adopted the following resolution moved by Shri Ajay Dutt, Hon'ble Member of Legislative Assembly in its sitting held on 26/11/2018:
"The Legislative Assembly in its sitting on 26 November 2018 resolves that:
Taking note of the negative consequences of the anti-employee National Pension System (NPS) that is imposed on the Government Servants by the then NDA Government in 2004 and sustained by the UPA-1, UPA-II and NDA-II Governments,
given that fact that, unlike the old pension scheme, the NPS;
does not give any guarantee to the employee either for assured returns on investments or for minimum pension,
does not provide for family pension or social security,
does not provide for loan facility when in dire need,
does not provide for annual increments and hike in DA,
does not allow the employees to withdraw enough money from their own pension fund to meet their medical emergencies,
leaves the employees at the mercy of volatile markets and the forces that have notoriously being manipulating the markets,
imposes draconian restrictions on withdrawals from pension fund,
allows the insurance companies to exploit employees by way of forcing them to buy annuity for minimum of ten years even after retirement, and
runs contrary to the spirit of welfare state as enshrined in the Constitution.
Given the fact that the pro-people and welfare oriented Government of NCT of Delhi is strongly in favour of restoring the rights and privilleges of its employees by way of replacing the NPS with the time tested old pension scheme.
Resolves to urge upon the Government of India to scrap the NPS with immediate effect and bring at once all the Government Servants working under the Government of NCT of Delhi under the old pension scheme and restore to them all the benefits of the old pension scheme wherein the fair and legislative pensions benefits are disbursed through the Constitutinal Fund of India, so that the dedicated work force of the Government of NCT of Delhi and their families will be able to lead their lives with sense of security and dignity, and further resolves to urge upon the Government of India to restore the old pension scheme in place of NPS or the benefit of all the Government Servants working under the Government of India and also to activity encourage other States to follow this true welfare measure."
Yours sincerely,
(C.Velmurugan)
Secretary (L.A.)
No.F.22(3)/Resolutions/2015/LAS-VI/Leg./2982
Dated: 27.11.2018

Copy for information and necessary action to:
1. Chief Secretary, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Delhi.
2. Principal Secretary to Lt. Governor, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Delhi.
3. Principal Secretary (Services), Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Delhi.
4. Additional Secretary to the Chief Minister, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, Delhi.
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(Shnil Dutt Sharma)
Deputy Secretary (Legislation)
Source: Confederation
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Clarification on Enhanced Family Pension Payable - DoP&PW

Clarification on Enhanced Family Pension Payable - DoP&PW

No.1/1(5)/2018-P&PW(E)
Department of Pension & Pensionors' Welfare
(Desk E)
Sub: Clarification on date upto which enhanced family pension payable-reg.

Ref: CPAO ID No. CPAO/IT & Tech/Clarification/13(VOL-III)/P&PW/2017-18/193 dated 05.02.2018 and NIC Note, dated 3.4.2013.

CPAO may please refer to above mention ID, dated 5.2.2018 on the subject mentioned above.

2. It was decided to increase the age of retirement from 58 to 60 years vide its notification No.25012/2/97-Estt.(A) dated 13th May, 1998. In pursuance of this decision and in view of the recommendation of the Vth Central Pay Commission, in partial modification of Rule 54(3) (a) of CCS (Pension) rules, 1972, it was decided that the payment of family pension at enhanced rates will be payable for 7 years or till the government servant/pensioner would have attained the age of 67 years against the existing provision of 65 years. This has been applicable in cases where Government servant is to retire at the age of 60 years in pursuance of the notification dated 11.05.1998 and not where Government servant has already retired at the age of 58 years or would have retired at the age of 55 years but for his premature demise.

3. Subsequently rule 54(3)(a)(ii) has also been amended to read as under:
In the event of death of Government servant after retirement, the family pension as determined under sub-clause (i) shall be payable for a period of seven years, or for u period up to the date on which the retired deceased Government servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he survived, whichever is less.

4. In view of this it is clear that family pension at enhanced rates will be payable for 7 years or till the deceased retired government servant would have attained the age of 67 years had he survived, whichever is less, irrespective of type of retirement. date of retirement and age of superannuation applicable in the case of retired Govt. servant. This would equally apply in all Central Civil Govt. Departments/Offices including CPAF and Medical Officers.

5. This issues with the approval of competent authority.

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(Sanjoy Shankar)
Under Secretary
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Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Appraisal and Approval of Public Funded Schemes and Projects - Special Measures to meet needs of Persons with Disabilities

Appraisal and Approval of Public Funded Schemes and Projects - Special Measures to meet needs of Persons with Disabilities
No. 24(35)/PF-II/2012
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated 3rd April, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Appraisal and Approval of Public Funded Schemes and Projects (except matters required to be placed before the Cabinet Committee on Security) - Special Measures to meet needs of Persons with Disabilities

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No.24(35)/PF-II/2012 dated 05th August, 2016 on the subject cited above.

2. Following modifications are made in Annexure-IVA and Annexure-IV B of this Department's OM No. 24(35)/PF-II/2012 dated 05th August, 2016 :
(i) Insertion of a new sub-para 3.6 in Section 3 of Annexure -IVA: Format for EFC/SFC Memorandum for the appraisal of schemes, as under:
"Please bring out special interventions proposed to meet needs of Persons with Disabilities, including accessibility requirements under the RoPWD Act 2016". [Attach details at Annexure]

(ii) Insertion of a new sub-para 2.4 in Section 2 of Annexure IV B: Format for PIBIDIB Memorandum for appraisal of Projects, as under:
"Please indicate special measures proposed to meet needs of Persons with Disabilities, including accessibility requirements under the RoPWD Act". [Attach details at Annexure]
3. This comes into immediate effect. Ministries/Departments are requested to accordingly circulate EFC/PIB memos for inter-ministerial consultations after incorporating measures to meet needs of Persons with Disabilities.

4. This issues with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).
(Harsha Dass)
Director
Tel. No. 23092578
Source: DoE
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Expediting the finilasiation of the proposals regarding framing/amendment of recruitment rules in the RRFAMS portal pending with Ministries/Departments


Expediting the finilasiation of the proposals regarding framing/amendment of recruitment rules in the RRFAMS portal pending with Ministries/Departments.

DOPT

D.O. No14017/23/2017-Eslt.RR
November 22, 2018
Respected Sir/ madam
This is in continuation of DO letter from Secretary, DoPT of January 19, 2018. DoPT has launched a fully computerized/online Recruitment Rules Formulation Amendment & Monitoring System (RRFAMS) for examination of Recruitment Rules and the comments/approval of DoPT is conveyed through the system itself. This initiative was taken with a view to reduce the overall time taken for finalization of recruitment rules.

2. In this regard, I would like to bring to your kind notice that there are some RRs which were forwarded by your Ministry/Department to DOPT for approval and after examination in DOPT the comments were conveyed through the online portal. However, the proposals have not been referred back to DOPT with reference to queries made therein. A list of RRs which are pending with each Ministry/Department is annexed herewith.

3. It is therefore requested to kindly direct the officer dealing with the matter to expedite the finalization of the proposals pending in the portal with your Ministry/Department.
With warm regards,
Yours sincerely
Gyanendra Dev Tripathi
Source:DoPT
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Why Government Employees Are Up in Arms About the New Pension Scheme (NPS)


Why Government Employees Are Up in Arms About the New Pension Scheme (NPS)
Unlike the old scheme, government employees are now forced to fund half of their pension themselves. This has caused indignation and sparked widespread protests.

On November 16, Union minister Piyush Goyal was reportedly hounded out of an event in Lucknow by railway employees. Among other issues, the protesters were angry about the new pension scheme and demanded the restoration of the old system.

Not just Uttar Pradesh, unrest against the scheme has been brewing across the country and often manifests in mass protest demonstrations.

Forget sustenance, several recently retired government employees say they can’t even pay their monthly electricity bills with the pension amount.

Many of these employees covered under the new contribution-based pension system are receiving as little as Rs 700-800 as monthly pension while the minimum guaranteed amount in the old defined benefit scheme is Rs 9,000. They are now required to pay 10% of their monthly wages which is matched by the government and invested in equity shares. Retirement pensions are dependent on the returns on that accumulated investment.

In the old system, the entire pension amount was borne by the government while fixed returns were guaranteed for employee contribution to the General Provident Fund (GPF). The government pays 50% of the last drawn salary plus dearness allowance (DA) as pension to employees after retiring, and to their dependent family members in case of death.

What is the new pension scheme and how is it different from the old one?
The National Pension System (NPS) is a defined contribution scheme mandatory for all new recruits to the Central government (except armed forces) joining on or after January 1, 2004. All state governments, except West Bengal, have also made it mandatory.

In 2009, the scheme was extended to all Indian citizens from 18-60 years of age, however, the 10% government contribution is only for government employees. An independent Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA), set up in 2013, regulates the NPS.
The NPS has two tiers - Tier 1 is mandatory for all government employees and has a fixed lock-in period. Subscribers can only withdraw the accumulated wealth after they retire, i.e., are 60 years old. A recent amendment allows them to withdraw 25% of the employee contribution in case of emergencies.

Even at the time of retirement, subscribers can withdraw only 60% of the total amount, which is taxable, and it’s mandatory to invest the rest 40% to buy a lifelong annuity scheme through an IRDA-regulated insurance company. If they leave the scheme or retire before attaining the age of 60, 80% of the pension wealth has to be invested in the annuity scheme.

Tier 2 is a voluntary account, more of a substitute for the GPF where one can withdraw any amount at any time. The government does not contribute anything in the tier 2 account.

Unlike the pension and GPF in the old scheme, the NPS does not guarantee any fixed returns as it is market-linked.

Teething troubles or discriminatory by design?
Since the NPS covers employees recruited after December 2003 and the age of retirement is 60, most employees are yet to avail the new pension benefits.

On being asked why they were protesting more than a decade after the old scheme was replaced, the employees say they initially had little understanding of the scheme as there were no active efforts to educate them or raise awareness about it.

They were told that NPS was better as the government was also matching their contributions. “Many employees have been protesting from the start but NPS was forced on us nevertheless. Such large-scale movements take time. We were fewer in number and it took time to organise,” Manjeet Singh Patel, Delhi state president of the National Movement for Old Pension Scheme (NMOPS)
Many experts and supporters of the scheme argue that just like a standard Systematic Investment Plan, long-term capital gains under NPS would be better than before. However, protesting employees argue that for those retiring after 10-12 years under NPS, the accumulated wealth is too less to provide substantial amount as pensions.

“The total accumulated wealth in my NPS account on retirement was Rs 3.25 lakhs even when I got 13% interest rate on it. After 60% of it was paid to me on retirement, I am receiving less than Rs 700 every month as pension through the annuity scheme,” R.P. Bhatia, a former employee of the Haryana electricity board, told The Wire.

Bhatia was made permanent in November 2006 and retired in 2013. NPS was enforced in Haryana from 2006 itself. He says his colleagues who were recruited not long before him are receiving over Rs 15,000 as pension under the old scheme.

To be sure, employees did not need to contribute anything to avail pension in the earlier scheme. Under NPS, employees have to fund half of their pension themselves.

If they want a GPF-like option where there's no strict lock-in period, they have to additionally deposit money in the tier 2 account. They say this leaves them with less disposable income and even then, they live in constant anxiety of losing their money in the equity market.

"If the government wanted to encourage us to invest in mutual funds, we should have been educated about it and it should be optional for those willing to risk it. The government is forcing us into it instead of providing a safety net," Patel added.

In addition to these issues, government employees from many parts of Uttar Pradesh allege their contribution hasn’t even started being deducted from their salaries. “How will we get returns from the market when our money hasn’t even been deducted from our accounts to be invested,” Ajit Verma, a 32-year-old government employee from Lakhimpur Kheri in UP, told The Wire. He adds that this is the case in many blocks of his district.

Speculative benefits instead of safety net
"The minimum pension amount under the old scheme is Rs 9,000 which has been calculated keeping in mind entry-level minimum wages. Real pension amounts are much higher as nobody retires on entry-level wages. In the new scheme, even those who have worked for a decade are getting as little as Rs 1,000-2,000. This is a disastrous policy," Tapan Sen, general secretary, Center of Indian Trade Unions, told The Wire.

Sen also alleges that both the Congress and BJP governments, through this scheme, have been using public money to help those who profit through speculation in the share market at the cost of vulnerable government employees.

In addition to nervousness because of a mistrust in market-linked schemes, the employees also feel they are being discriminated against as armed forces recruits are still covered under the old scheme and they feel their fellow colleagues covered under the old scheme are getting a better deal.
Clearly defined pension amounts and a safety net in the form of fixed interest rates on GPF were the main attractions for a government job for these employees who typically spend their whole working lives in the public sector.

Current state of economy adding to woes
The current state of the economy does nothing to inspire confidence in these employees as they see their interest rates dip in the aftermath of events like demonetisation and Goods and Services Tax.
"We were told that our money in the market would also help avoid a 2008-like economic slowdown. How are we to trust this logic when people like Vijay Mallya and Nirav Modi run away with thousands of crores of public money? When even our pension fund managers like SBI goes into massive losses?" Vijay Kumar, national president of the NMOPS, told The Wire.

A rare moment of unity among government employees
As word spreads of an organised movement against the new pension scheme, employees from various government departments and states are joining in. Leaders of the movement say this is one of the rare issues that has united government employees from very diverse sectors and geographical locations.
Workers from the banking sector are also lending their voice to the protest. A charter of demands submitted to the Indian Banks’ Association by the All India Bank Officers’ Confederation also demands scrapping of the NPS.

"Either we go to the old scheme or this scheme can itself be converted into an assured pension scheme. We have also given a workaround on how it can be done. If invested properly, it is possible to guarantee assured income. Instead of investing in the market, the fund can be used in lending activities. Retail lending can alone fetch 12-15% interest and we can avoid the whims of the market," Thomas Franco, former general secretary of AIBOC, told The Wire. Even while suggesting how to ease anxieties regarding market volatility, Franco’s preference remains going back to the old scheme.
Since no concrete action was taken to address their concerns even after multiple appeals to all concerned authorities, the NMOPS has planned to mobilise lakhs of government employees from across India and march to the parliament on Monday.

Source:thewire.in
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Old Pension Scheme (OPS) Will Be Restored in Delhi


Old Pension Scheme (OPS) Will Be Restored in Delhi
OLD-PENSION-SCHEME-OPS

Kejriwal said a resolution to restore the old pension scheme would be passed in a special session of the assembly. "It will then be sent to the Centre for approval. I will fight with the Centre to get it implemented."

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday, November 26, that the old pension scheme will be restored by his government and he will write to his counterparts in other states to follow suit.

Kejriwal said a resolution to restore the old pension scheme in the city will be passed in a special session of the legislative assembly.

"It will then be sent to the Centre for approval. I will fight with the Centre to get it implemented," Kejriwal said while addressing a rally organised by the All Teachers, Employees Welfare Association (ATEWA) at Ramlila Ground here.

He said that he would also speak to his counterparts in West Bengal, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka for implementation of the scheme.

"The government employees have the power to change the government of the country. I want to warn the Centre, if the demand of employees is not accepted in three months, there will be an apocalypse in 2019," the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convener said.

Slogans like "desh ka neta kaisa ho, Kejriwal jaisa ho" greeted the Delhi chief minister as he made the announcement at the rally.

Kejriwal slammed the new pension scheme as "betrayal and cheating" with government employees.
"I want to request Modiji that you cannot accomplish nation-building by disappointing the government employees," he said, adding that the AAP government could perform in the areas of education, health, power and water supply only because of the cooperation of its employees.

The new pension scheme was introduced by the Centre in 2004. Under it, employees contribute towards pension from their monthly salary along with an equal contribution from their employer. The funds are then invested in earmarked investment schemes through pension fund managers.

PTI
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Monday, 26 November 2018

Spot Check of Pension Payments by Pension Disbursing Banks


Spot Check of Pension Payments by Pension Disbursing Banks.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBA No.114 /2018

No. 2012/AC-II/21/6 (Part-II)
New Delhi dated 17th October, 2018
General Managers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units

Sub:- Spot Check of Pension Payments by Pension Disbursing Banks.

Expenditure on Pension accounts has increased substantially due to revision of pension as per 7th CPC. It is therefore necessary that the pension payments made by the banks are monitored closely and the pension debits are checked concurrently to ensure that there are no excess payments and the debits are in respect of bonafide Railway pensioners only. .

Besides internal checks and spot checks of pension payments, a physical verification drive of pensioners may also be launched during November, 2018 like previous years to carry out inspections and verifications of the 'Life Certificate' by pensioners to the banks. A team of staff from Personnel and Accounts department may be deputed for this purpose to visit the banks in their proximity. A suggestive checklist for verification to be carried out is enclosed. A brief report of the outcome of the above verification may be submitted to Board by 15th December, 2018.

S.No.Bank visitedNo. of Records verifiedType of
Pension/Family Pension
Discrepancy
detected
Remarks

(Anjali Goyal)
Pr. Executive Director Accounts
Railway Board
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List of Pension sanctioning authority and its corresponding disbursing agency as on 01.11.2018

List of Pension sanctioning authority and its corresponding disbursing agency as on 01.11.2018
Jeevan Pramaan

List of Sanctioning Authority and its corresponding Disbursing Agency (as on 1st November' 2018)
S.NoPension Sanctioning AuthorityPension Disbursing Agency
1Banking StaffBank
2Central GovernmentBank
3Chennai Port TrustBank
4Coal Mines Provident Fund Organization (CMPFO)Coal Mines Provident Fund Organization (CMPFO)
5Cochin Port TrustCochin Port Trust
6Deendayal Port Trust (Kandla Port Trust)Deendayal Port Trust (Kandla Port Trust)
7DefenceBank,DPDO, CPDA-PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad
8Defence - Jt.CDA(AF), Subrato Park, Delhi CanttBank,DPDO, CPDA-PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad
9Defence - PCDA (P) AllahabadBank,DPDO, CPDA-PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad
10Defence - PCDA(Navy) MumbaiBank,DPDO, CPDA-PCDA (Pensions) Allahabad
11EPFOBank, Kerala Gramin Bank, Purvanchal Bank Gorakhpur, Uttar Banga Kshetriya Gramin Bank
12Haldia Dock Complex Kolkatta Port TrustHaldia Dock Complex
13IIT MadrasIIT Madras
14Life Insurance Corporation of IndiaLIC-Individual Pension Plan
15Mahatma Gandhi University KeralaMahatma Gandhi University Kerala
16Ministry of Culture - Artistes Pension SchemeMinistry of Culture - Artistes Pension Scheme
17Mormugao Port TrustMormugao Port Trust
18Mumbai Port TrustBank
19Municipal Corporation of Greater MumbaiMunicipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai
20NCERT DelhiNCERT Delhi
21New Delhi Municipal CouncilNew Delhi Municipal Council
22New Mangalore Port TrustBank
23Oil and Natural Gas Corporation LimitedBank, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
24Paradip Port TrustBank
25Port Blair Municipal CouncilPort Blair Municipal Council
26PostalBank, Post Office
27RailwayBank, Post Office
28Sahitya AkademiSahitya Akademi
29Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical SciencesSree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Sciences
30State Government Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh Treasury-sub Treasuries
31State Government Arunachal PradeshBank, Arunachal Pradesh Treasury-Sub Treasuries
32State Government of BiharBank, Bihar Treasury-Sub Treasuries
33State Government ChattisgarhBank
34State Government GoaBank, Goa Treasury-Sub Treasuries
35State Government GujaratGujarat Treasury-Sub Treasuries
36State Government HaryanaBank, Haryana Treasury-Sub Treasuries
37State Government Himachal PradeshHimachal Pradesh State Treasury
38State Government JharkhandBank, Jharkhand Treasury-Sub Treasuries
39State Government KarnatakaBank, Karnataka Treasury-Sub Treasuries
40State Government KeralaKerala State Treasury-Sub Treasuries
41State Government Madhya PradeshBank,MP State Treasury
42State Government MaharashtraMaharashtra State Treasury
43State Government ManipurManipur Treasury-Sub Treasuries
44State Government MizoramMizoram Treasury-Sub Treasuries
45State Government OdishaBank, OdishaTreasury-Sub Treasuries
46State Government of Jammu and KashmirBank, State Government of Jammu and Kashmir
47State Government PuducherryBank, Puduherry UT Treasury
48State Government PunjabBank, State Government Punjab
49State Government RajasthanBank
50State Government Tamil NaduTamil Nadu Treasury-Sub Treasuries
51State Government TelanganaTelangana Treasury-Sub Treasuries
52State Government TripuraBank
53State Government Uttar PradeshUttar Pradesh Treasury-Sub Treasuries
54TelecomBank, Department of Telecommunication, Post Office
55Ulhasnagar Municipal CorporationUlhasnagar Municipal Corporation
56Union Territory - Andaman and NicobarBank
57Union Territory - Daman DiuDaman Diu Treasury
58University of HyderabadUniversity of Hyderabad
59UT-LakshwadeepBank
60Visakhapatnam Port TrustVisakhapatnam Port Trust
61VO Chidambaranar Port TrustVO Chidambaranar Port Trust

Source: jeevanpramaan.gov.in
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Casual Leave for engagement of retired Government Offices/Officials on short term basis in EPFO

Casual Leave for engagement of retired Government Offices/Officials on short term basis in EPFO
Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India)
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi - 110066



No. HRD/1(3)2014/Contractual Policy/71
Date: 20 NOV 2018
To,
All Addl. CPFC (Zones) including ACC (ASD)
Director (PDNASS),
All Regional PF Commissioners,
In-charge of the Region
All ZTIs/Sub-ZTI

Sub:- Casual Leave for engagement of retired Government Offices/Officials on short term basis in EPFO.

Sir,
This is in continuation to the web circular No. HRD/1(3)2014/Contractual Policy dated 21.09.2015 regarding comprehensive policy for engagement of retired officers/staff on short term contract basis in EPFO.

2. In this regard, sanction of the competent authority is hereby conveyed to grant 8 (Eight) days Casual Leave in a calendar year on pro-rata basis to the retired officers/officials appointed for short term contract basis in EPFO.

(This issues with the approval of CPFC)
Yours faithfully,

(M. Ngullie)
Retional P.F. Commissioner-I(HRD)

Source: www.epfindia.gov.in
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Pension of ex-Govt employees to be net of Income Tax

Pension of ex-Govt employees to be net of Income Tax
BPMS
No BPS/ SG/pension/I.Tax/018/1  
Dated: 23.11.2018
To
The Arun jaitley ji
Honorable Cabinet Minister for Finance
Government of India
Subject: Pension of ex-Govt employees to be net of Income Tax

Sir,
With passage of time, the purchase value of pension due to steep rise in the cost of food items, caregivers and medical facilities etc gets substantially reduced. Due to inflation coupled with low interest rates value of their deposits in Banks/Post offices etc too go on reducing year by year adversely affecting the net-worth of Pensioners. Thus compelling them to compromise their standard of dignified living.

As was worked out & recommended by TECS (Tata Economic Consultancy Services) consultant to Vth CPC (Para 127.9 Vol III 5th CPC report) Pension need to be 67% of the last drawn to enable a pensioner to live with the same standard to which he was living while in service (Supreme Court pronouncement in DS Nakara vs UOI) but only 50% of last drawn is being paid. Old age relief given to Sr citizen in Income tax is too little to compensate.

You are therefore, requested to reconsider & accept the recommendation of Vth CPC vide their 167.11(copy attached) in this regard and spare the pension/family pension along with DR & FMA from the levy of income-tax.

Further to compensate fall in purchase value of their savings in deposits with banks & post offices rate of interests for senior citizens on their deposits should be 2% above the normal rate of interests as against the existing 0.25% to 0.50%.

Hoping for your sympathetic consideration

Thanking you in anticipation
With Regards
Sincerely yours,
S.C.Maheshwari
Secy Genl Bharat Pensioners Samaj
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Special Passes for Medical Treatment - RBE 178/2018

Special Passes for Medical Treatment - RBE 178/2018

Issuance of Special Passes on Medical grounds for follow-up medical treatment in outstation Hospitals: Railway Board Order
RBE No. 178/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. E(W)2015/PS5-2/4
New Delhi, dated 16.11.2018
The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways &
Productions Units.

The Chief–Medical Directors
All Zonal Railways.

Sub: Issuance of Special Passes on Medical grounds for follow-up medical treatment in outstation Hospitals.

It has been brought to the notice of Board that difficulties are being faced by serving/retired railway employees & their family members due to the present practice or issuing of Special Passes on medical grounds for follow-up medical treatment. Such passes are being issued just a few days before the due date of visit to specialized hospitals located in outstations. Due to this practice, the beneficiaries of such Special Passes are unable to secure confirmed advance reservation.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Health Dte. of the Ministry of Railways. Keeping in view the fact that the beneficiaries of such passes are normally those who are suffering from serious ailments like cancer, renal failure, heart ailments, etc. and in order to facilitate securing of advance reservation for them, it has been decided to stipulate the following procedure for issuing of Special Passes [under Schedule VII of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition 1993) for follow-up medical treatment:-
(i) The Competent Medical Officer in the Railway Hospital will issue necessary prescription on the basis of follow-up visit advice recorded by the outstation Hospital, as and when approached by the beneficiary, without waiting for the due date for follow-up visit to come nearer. In the said prescription, the period of travel validity (which is to be endorsed on the pass) must be indicated clearly, which shall be one week i.e. 7 days before and 21 days after the clue date of visit. For example, If a beneficiary has to reach a Hospital in Mumbai for follow-up treatment on 8th December 2018, the Medical Officer concerned should write in the prescription: "Special Pass valid for travel from 1st Dec, 2018 to 29th Dcc, 2018 may be issued."

(ii) The PASS Issuing Authorities, on the basis of Aforementioned prescription and recommendation will issue Special Pass upto 5 months in advance endorsing thereon the travel validity period as "Valid for travel from __/__/_____ to __/__/_____" (i.e. the dates as recommended in the prescription).
3. Moreover, representations are also being received in Board's office. from the beneficiaries of Special Passes issued on medical grounds complaining of delays in issue of such passes. In this context, the Railways are directed to sensitize the concerned pass issuing officials to issue the Special Passes on medical grounds on the very same day of receipt-of the application in case of serious ailments and at the most, next day in all other cases.

4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways;
(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Director Estt. (Welfare)-I
Railway Board
Source: Railway Board
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CGHS - Reiteration of the guidelines issued regarding Credit facilities to serving employees

CGHS - Reiteration of the guidelines issued regarding Credit facilities to serving employees

File No. Z15025/64/2018/DIR/CGHS
Z 15025/64/2018/DIR/CGHS
Government of India
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
545-A Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated the November, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Sub: Reiteration of the guidelines issued regarding Credit facilities to serving employees of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, CGHS and Dte. General of Health Services

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to draw attention to the terms and conditions of empanelment under CGHS and to reiterate that the Hospitals and Diagnostic centres empanelled under CGHS shall provide treatment / Investigations to the serving employees of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, CGHS and Dte. General of Health Services and their family members covered under CGHS on credit basis on the basis of advice from CGHS Medical Officer/Govt Specialist in case of listed treatment procedures/investigations and with valid permission letter in case of unlisted treatment procedures/investigations as the case may be. In addition the HCOs shall continue to provide treatment on credit basis for treatment under emergency.

[Dr Atul Prakash]
Director,CGHS
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Regarding Promotion of Personal Assistants (PAs) of CSSS to Private Secretaries (PSs) of CSSS on ad-hoc basis

Regarding Promotion of Personal Assistants (PAs) of CSSS to Private Secretaries (PSs) of CSSS on ad-hoc basis
No.4/2/2018-CS.II (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
(CS.II Division)
Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 22nd November, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Promotion of Personal Assistants (PAs) of CSSS to Private Secretaries (PSs) of CSSS on ad-hoc basis:-regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even No. dated 25.10.2018, 26.10.2018 and 02.11.2018 respectively on the above mentioned subject. All the cadre units were requested to conduct DPCs of the eligible PAs of CSSS as shown in the Annexure-I to the OM of even no. dated 25.10,2018 to assess suitability for ad-hoc promotion to the grade of PS for a period upto 30.06.2019 .

2. The Cadre Units were also requested to complete the exercise of conducting the DPC meeting within one month and send duly filled option form to this Department as per Annexure­II of OM dated 25.10.2018.

3. Based on the information received from the Cadre Units, the Competent Authority has decided to nominate the PAs whose names appear in Annexure-1 of this OM to post them to the Cadre Units indicated against their names for their promotion to the Grade of PS of CSSS purely on ad-hoc basis and after having been found 'fit' by the DPC and clear from vigilance angle.

4. The ad-hoc appointment of these officials shall take place with effect from the date they assume charge of the post of PS in the allocated Cadre Units. The ad-hoc appointment shall not confer on the appointees any right to continue in the grade indefinitely or for inclusion in the Select List of PS for regular appointment or to claim seniority in the PS Grade of CSSS. The period of ad-hoc promotion would be upto 30.06.2019 or till the regular PSs become available, whichever is earlier.

5. If any of the officers shown in the list is on deputation, he/she may be given the option to revert within one month with a view to avail of the Promotion. The ad-hoc promotion is subject to the conditions mentioned in para 3 of this Department's OM of even number dated 10.2018.

6. The notification/order for promotion should be issued by allocated Cadre Units of officers after the due process is completed and a copy of such orders should invariably be endorsed to this Department for records. The fact that the appointment of the officer(s) would be subject to further orders which may be passed by Hon'ble Courts in the cases mentioned in para 3 (vi), (vii), (viii) and (ix) of OM dated 25.10.2018 and references to that extant in the connected court matters, should be clearly mentioned in the promotion order/notification.

7. Web Based Cadre Management System: Promotion of officers may be reflected in Web Based Cadre Management System. This is the responsibility of the nodal officers of all cadre units concerned.
(Chirabrata Sarkar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Important NJCA Meeting on 4.12.2018


Important NJCA Meeting on 4.12.2018

Future course of action of NJCA on Minimum Wage, Fitment Formula, NPS and Other issues
Meeting of National Joint Council of Action on 4th December 2018
NJCA
National Joint Council of Action
4, State Entry Road New Delhi - 110055
No.NJCA/2018
Dated November 21, 2018
All Members of the NJCA
Dear Comrades,
Sub: Meeting of the NJCA
Ref : This office letter of even number dated 14th November, 2018
It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Joint Council of Action (NJCA) on 4th December 2018 from 16:00 hrs in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi, to take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settlement of major pending issues, viz
(i) Improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula
(ii) No Progress in respect of NPS Covered Central Government Employees
(iii) Other pending issues related to National and Departmental Anomalies.
All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the aforementioned meeting of the NJCA, so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.
With Fraternal Greetings,
sd/-
Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Convener
Source : Confederation
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Sunday, 25 November 2018

Cabinet approves extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List till 31st May 2019


Cabinet
Cabinet approves extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List till 31st May 2019
22 NOV 2018
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has approved the extension of the term of the Commission to examine the issue of Sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes in the Central List for six months beyond 30th November, 2018 and till 31st May 2019.

The Commission has held extensive meetings with the stake holders including the State Governments, the State Backward Classes Commissions, various community associations and general public belonging to various Backward Classes and Commissions and also obtained records, caste-wise, of OBCs admitted in higher educational institution as well as similar caste-wise data of recruits in Central Departments, Central Public Sector Undertakings, Public Sector Banks & Financial Institutions.

Based on the emanating information from the data as processed and analyzed, the Commission has expressed that a round of discussion with the States and their Backward Classes Commission was required before finalizing the sub-categorized lists and the Report.

PIB
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MWCD links Sexual Harassment Complaints Portal 'SHe-Box' to central/ state ministries & districts for speedy disposal of cases


Ministry of Women and Child Development

MWCD links Sexual Harassment Complaints Portal 'SHe-Box' to central/ state ministries & districts for speedy disposal of cases
22 NOV 2018
The Ministry of Women and Child Development has linked SHe-Box, the online portal to report complaints of Sexual Harassment at Workplace, to all the Central Ministries, Departments and 653 districts across 33 States/Union Territories. For prompt disposal of complaints on SHe-Box, each case goes directly to the central/ state authority concerned having jurisdiction to take action in the matter. Cases on She-Box can be monitored by the complainants and Ministry WCD, reducing the time taken in case disposal. Till November 20, 2018, as many as 321 complaints have been registered with 'SHe-Box' out of which 120 are related to central ministries/departments, 58 are from state governments and 143 are from private companies.

Elaborating on the portal, Smt. Gandhi said, "SHe-Box portal is an effort to provide speedy remedy to women facing sexual harassment at workplace. With the linking of the portal to central and state governments, once a complaint is submitted to the portal, it will be directly sent to the section of the employer concerned. Through this portal, WCD as well as the complainant, can monitor the progress of the inquiry. This is a proactive step taken by the WCD Ministry in the wake of the worldwide campaign #MeToo, where women have related their experience of facing sexual harassment and abuse at workplace."

SHe-Box, which was launched by WCD Minister Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi last year, offers the facility of making online complaints of sexual harassment at workplace to all women employees in the country including government and private employees. Those who have already filed a written complaint with the concerned Internal Complaint Committee (ICC) or Local Complaint Committee (LCC) constituted under the Sexual Harassment Act are also eligible to file their complaint through this portal.

The portal can be accessed at the following link: http://shebox.nic.in/

The Ministry has also published a Handbook and Training Module on the SH Act to provide information about the provisions of the Act in easy to use practical manner. The private organizations are encouraged to customize the Training Module as per their extant service rules and disciplinary procedures prescribed therein.

PIB
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Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme - Clarification by Ministry of Labour & Employment


Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme - Clarification by Ministry of Labour & Employment

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Clarification regarding Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme
16 NOV
In a section of media, there have been some reports about Maternity Leave Incentive Scheme. In this regard, the Ministry of Labour & Employment has clarified the following:-

Background-
(i) The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 applies to establishments employing 10 or more than 10 persons in Factories, Mines, Plantation, Shops & Establishments and other entities. The main purpose of this Act is to regulate the employment of women in certain establishments for certain period before and after child birth and to provide maternity benefit and certain other benefits. The Act was amended through the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 which, inter alia, has increased the paid maternity leave to women employees from 12 weeks to 26 weeks.
(ii) While the implementation of the provision is good in Public Sector, there are reports that it is not good in Private Sector and in contract jobs. There is also a wide perception that private entities are not encouraging women employees because if they are employed, they may have to provide maternity benefit to them, particularly 26 weeks of paid holiday. In addition, the Ministry of Labour Employment is also getting complaints from various quarters that when the employers come to know that their women employee is in the family way or applies for maternity leave, the contracts are terminated on some flimsy grounds. There have been several representations before the Labour Ministry on how the extended maternity leave has become a deterrent for female employees who are asked to quit or retrenched on flimsy grounds before they go on maternity leave.
(iii) Therefore, the Ministry of Labour & Employment is working on an incentive scheme wherein 7 weeks' wages would be reimbursed to employers who employ women workers with wage ceiling upto Rs. 15000/- and provide the maternity benefit of 26 weeks paid leave, subject to certain conditions. It is estimated that approximately an amount of Rs. 400 crores would be the financial implication for Government of India, Ministry of Labour & Employment for implementing the proposed incentive scheme.
Major Impact:
The proposed Scheme, if approved and implemented shall ensure the women in this country an equal access to employment and other approved benefits alongwith adequate safety and secure environment. Also, the women shall continue to bear the major share of household work as well as child care. The work places will be more and more responsive to the family needs of the working women.

Current Stage of the Proposal:
There are some media reports that this Scheme has been approved/notified. However, it is clarified that Ministry of Labour & Employment is in the process of obtaining necessary budgetary grant and approvals of Competent Authorities. The reports that it will be funded from Labour Welfare Cess, is also incorrect, as no such cess exists under this Ministry.

Source: PIB
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RBE No. 177/2018: Modification in the AVC for promotion to Goods Guards in GP Rs.2800 (Level-5)


RBE No. 177/2018: Modification in the AVC for promotion to Goods Guards in GP Rs.2800 (Level-5)
RBE No - 177/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
E(NG)I/2012/PM 1/22
New Delhi, dated November 15, 2018
The General Managers,
All Zonal Railways.

Modification in the AVC for promotion to Goods Guards in Grade Pay Rs.2800 (Level-5).
Attention is invited to instructions contained in Board's letter of even number dated 12.05.2017 regarding modification in the AVC for promotion to the post of Goods Guards in Grade Pay Rs.2800 (Level-5).

In para 2(i) of the aforesaid letter showing the feeder categories eligible to appear in General Selection against 60% quota for filling up the vacancies of Goods Guard in Grade Pay Rs.2800, the categories of Shunting Master-II and Shunting Jamadar, both in GP Rs.2400 (Level-4) may also be included.

This supersedes the earlier instructions contained in letter of even number dated 27.07.2018, wherein shunting Master & Shunting Jamadar were inadvertently mentioned as eligible category for promotion to Goods Guard.

This also disposes off Northern Railway's letter No.752-E/42/E1B/Pt.I dated 31.08.2018.

Please acknowledge receipt.
(P.M. Meena)
Dy. Dir.II/E(NG)
Source: http://www.indianrailways.gov.in/
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