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Pay and allowances of Home Guards should not be less than minimum wages


Pay and allowances of Home Guards should not be less than minimum wages

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-879
ANSWERED ON-25.07.2018

Duty allowance of Home Guards

879 . Shri Motilal Vora

(a) whether it is a fact that Parliamentary Committee on Home Affairs has shown its displeasure over duty allowances of Home Guards in various States and Union Territories, which is less than minimum wages;

(b) the guidelines of Supreme Court in respect of duty allowances of Home Guards and the reasons for not implementing them in Union Territories till now; and

(c) whether Government would again take up the issue of implementing it in those States where it has not been implemented?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI HANSRAJ GANGARAM AHIR)


(a) to (c): The Department Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs in its 201st Report has shown its displeasure over the non-implementation of Hon'ble Supreme Court Order regarding payment of duty allowances to the Home Guards by the States.

The Hon'ble Supreme Court in the Civil Appeal No. 2759 of 2015, vide order dated March 11, 2015, directed that the State Government should pay Home Guards at such rates, total of which 30 days ( a month) come to minimum of pay to which the police personnel of States are entitled. It is expected that the State Government shall pass appropriate orders in terms of aforesaid observation on an early date.

Home Guards is a State/UT subject. Pay and allowances of Home Guards are governed by the Home Guards Acts and Rules of the respective States/UTs. Directorate General (Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards), Ministry of Home Affairs vide letters dated 4th June 2015, 16th September 2016, 6th March, 2017, 24th April, 2017 and 11th April, 2018 have requested all the States/UTs to implement the aforementioned decision of the Hon'ble Supreme Court. Further, the Ministry of Home Affairs vide letters dated 4th May, 2018 and 18th July, 2018 has also requested the States/UTs to implement the same.

Source: http://164.100.158.235/question/annex/246/Au879.pdf
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Expected DA From July 2018 : AICPIN : Expected DA would be only 2 % ?

Expected DA From July 2018 : AICPIN : Expected DA would be only 2 % ?
AICPIN for June 2018 is expected today, there won't be any major changes in the AICPIN (One Or Two Points) Value, so the expected DA would be only 2 %
MonthAICPIN DA%
Jun-172805.94
Jul-172856.1
Aug-172856.32
Sep-172856.57
Oct-172876.86
Nov-172887.21
Dec-172867.56
Jan-182888.01
Feb-182878.42
Mar-182878.81
Apr-182889.16
May-182899.51
Jun-18? ?

Source: Expected DA
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GDS meeting held at Dak Bhawan


GDS meeting held at Dak Bhawan

GDS

ALL INDIA GRAMIN DAK SEVAK UNION (AIGDSU)
ALL INDIA POSTAL EMPLOYEES UNION - GDS (AIPEU-GDS)
NATIONAL  UNION OF GRAMIN DAK SEVAKS(NUGDS)
Dated: 31 July 2018
Today meeting held in Dak Bhawan at 11.00am

Meeting conducted under the Chairmanship of DG (Posts), Member (P), DDG (Estt.), DDG (SR & Legal), ADG (Estt), ADG (GDS) and other officers of the department attended.

Union Side: All three General Secretaries and other representatives, General Secretary, NAPE attended.
Detailed discussion held between Administration and Union Representatives on the basis of JCA memorandum, major issues viz., date of implementation of new scales, payment of arrears, gratuity, financial upgradation, leave etc.,

Department categorically replied that in case of financial implication issues like date of implementation of new scales, arrears formula as already cleared by Cabinet and it can not be reopened. Regarding all other issues viz., Leave, Children Education Allowance, GIS, Transfer, ESI facility, SDBS, Financial upgradation etc will be considered positively and orders will be issued as early as possible.

But union representatives expressed their resentment and deep concern over the date of implementation of new scales, arrears payment formula and strongly demanded for reconsideration.

Department proposed the unions to submit a detailed note on all the issues raised in the meeting for further consideration at appropriate level.

The General Secretaries of GDS Unions discussed over the today's meeting and decided to submit a detailed note soon. Further decided to meet again to decide further course of programme of action seriously.

S.S.MAHADEVAIAH
General Secretary
AIGDSU

P.U.MURALIDHARAN
General Secretary
NUGDS

P.PANDURANGARAO
General Secretary
AIPEU-GDS
Source : http://ruralpostalemployees.blogspot.com
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Holding of Pension Adalats on 18th September, 2018


Holding of Pension Adalats on 18th September, 2018
 
CGA to all Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
O/o Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan
Block-E, GPO Complex, INA, New Delhi.
NO.CDN/MF-CGA/Misc/2018/244
Dated 30 July, 2018
Office Memorandum
Subject: Holding of Pension Adalats on 18th September, 2018

The undersigned is directed to refer to D.O letter No. 42/11/2018-P&PW(G) dated 1ot July, 2018 from Secretary, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions to the Secretaries of all Ministries/Departments with a appeal to hold Pension Adalats on September 18, 2018 with a objective of prompt and quick redressal of pensioners’ grievances. A copy of DO letter which is self explanatory is enclosed.

2. It is needless to mention that Pay and Accounts offices and Central Pension Accounting Office have a pivotal role in pension related matters, by organising pension adalats grievances of the pensioners can be minimised.

Therefore, all the Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs (with independent charges) and Chief Controller ( P) are requested to extend wide publicity for Pension Adalat and suitably instruct their field PAOS/RPAOs/ZAOS to hold Pension Adalat on September 18, 2018.

3. Outcome of the Pension Adalats organised by your Ministry/Department may be intimated in the enclosed proforma.

Encl: as above
Sd/-
(Bhaskar Verma)
Joint. Controller General of Accounts
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Reservation for Scheduled Castes


Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment
Reservation for Scheduled Castes
31 JUL 2018
The Constitution of India provides proportionate representation to Scheduled Castes in House of People, Legislative Assemblies of the States, Panchayats and Municipalities. Reservation in admission to educational institutions and services under the State is also available to Scheduled Castes under the Constitution. The Supreme Court has held that reservation in educational institutions and services under the State for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes should not ordinarily exceed 50%.

This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.

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