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Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Proposal for alternative pension scheme in lieu of the existing CPF Scheme: NVS


Proposal for alternative pension scheme in lieu of the existing CPF Scheme: NVS

Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Government of India
(Department of School Education Literacy)
B-15. Institutional Area, Sector-62, Noida,
Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh 201309
URL: www.navodaya.gov.in

F.No.03-01-2018-NVS(Admin.) 4523.
Dated: 06/12/2018
To

The Deputy Commissioner
Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti
All Regional Offices

Sub: Proposal for alternative pension scheme in lieu of the existing CPF Scheme

Sir,

Proposal for alternative pension scheme in lieu of existing CPF scheme is under consideration of the Ministry. It has been intimated by the Ministry that in the context of the feasibility of extending the benefits of the GPF-cum-Pension Scheme, 1972 not being there, one of the options would be to explore the possibility of having an annuity based alternative pension scheme in lieu of the existing CPF scheme. It has been desired that a comprehensive proposal based on willingness of the eligible employee to opt for the alternative scheme is annuity based pensionary benefits in lieu of existing scheme may be submitted.

Accordingly, you are requested to submit the consent of employees on shifting form existing scheme to annuity based pensionary scheme.

In this regard, you are, therefore, requested to kindly obtain willingness of the eligible employees who have joined the services before 1.1.2004 (including those who have retired) to opt for the alternative scheme in lieu of the existing CPF scheme.

The consolidated data in respect of RO and JNVs may be submitted to this office latest by 30.12.2018.

This may kindly be treated as most urgent.

This has the approval of Commissioner, NVS.

Yours faithful

(Dr. Honnareddy N)
Joint Commissioner (Admn.)

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Committee to examine the demand for consideration of Ticket Checking Staff as Running Staff - Railways


Committee to examine the demand for consideration of Ticket Checking Staff as Running Staff - Railways

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board
No.ERB-I/2018/23/48
New Delhi, dated 28.11.2018
ORDER

Ministry of Railways (Railway Board) have decided to constitute a Committee to examine the demand for consideration of Ticket Checking Staff as Running Staff. The Committee will consist of the following:-

i. AM/Commercial, Railway Board - Convener
ii. AM/Staff, Railway Board Member - Member
iii.PED/Finance, Railway Board Member - Member
2. The Terms of Reference of the Committee will be as under:‑
a. Grant of Running allowance to Ticket Checking staff on the lines of Loco-Pilots and Guards.
b.  Creation of posts of Ticket Checking Staff in the same manner as that of Running Staff.
3. The Committee should submit its report within three months from the date of its constitution.

4. The Headquarters of the Committee will be at Railway Board, New Delhi.

5. TG-V branch, Railway Board will be the Nodal branch for functioning of the Committee. Therefore, submission of report of the Committee for consideration of Railway Board, implementation of its recommendations and all related issues including Parl. Questions, RTI cases and other formalities with regard to the Committee, shall be dealt with by TG-V branch of Railway Board.

6. The Convener and Members of the Committee Will draw TA/DA as per extant rules.
(Vijay Kumar)
Under Secretary (Estt)-I
Railway Board
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Fixation of Pay on Non-Functional Upgradation - Some Illutrations

Fixation of Pay on Non-Functional Upgradation - Some Illutrations

Fixation of pay on Non-Functional Upgradation from Level-8 to Level-10 with effect from 08.03.2018 and thereafter with effect from 1st January and 1st July of subsequent years (applicable for Non-Accounts Department Officers)
1.Level in the revised pay structure : Level 8
2.Basic Pay in Level-8 : 55200
3.Granted Non-Functional Upgradation in Level - 10
4.Pay after giving one increment in Level 8 : 56900
5.Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 10 : 57800 (either equal to or next higher to 56900 in Level - 10)
Pay Band9300-3480015600-39100
Grade Pay480054005400
Levels8910
1476005310056100
2490005470057800
3505005630059500
4520005800061300
5536005970063100
6552006150065000
7569006330067000
8586006520069000

Fixation of pay on Non-Functional Upgradation from Level-9 to Level-10 with effect from 08.03.2018 and thereafter with effect from 1st January and 1st July of subsequent years (applicable for Non-Accounts Department Officers)
1.Level in the revised pay structure : Level 9
2.Basic Pay in Level- 9 : 59700
3.Granted Non-Functional Upgradation in Level – 10
4.Pay after giving one increment in Level 9 : 61500
5.Pay in the upgraded Level i.e. Level 10 : 63100 (either equal to or next higher to 61500 in Level – 10)
Pay Band9300-3480015600-39100
Grade Pay480054005400
Levels8910
1476005310056100
2490005470057800
3505005630059500
4520005800061300
5536005970063100
6552006150065000
7569006330067000
8586006520069000

Fixation of pay on Non-Functional Upgradation from Level-8 to Level-10 in respect of Officials officiating in Sr.Scale (Level-11) prior to Grant of NFU : Representative Illustrations
No.DetailsDatePay fixed in the Scale / LevelGP / Level
1Date of promotion to group ‘B’08.03.201425730GP – 4800
2Pay as on 01.01.16 (in 6th CPC)01.01.201627310GP – 4800
3Pay on fixation in 7th CPC01.01.201672100Level 8
4Date of promotion to adhoc Sr. Scale*09.03.201778500Level 11
5Notional pay as on 01.01.2018 had the officer not been promoted to adhoc Sr. Scale & continued in Level – 801.01.201876500Level 8
6Pay due to grant of NFU in Level – 10 on 08.03.2018 based on (5) above (Actual Pay)08.03.201880000Level 10
7Pay on refixation in Sr. Scale (in Level – 11) after grant of NFU w.e.f 08.03.201808.03.201880900Level 11

*While fixing the pay in Senior Scale promotional benefit has been as admissible.

** On grant of NFU w.e.f.08.03.2018, pay of the employees shall notionally be fixed in Level-10 at Rs.80000, thereafter the pay in Level-11 will be fixed at 80,900 in Level-11. The provisions of FR 22 (I)(a)(i) ie.Rule 1313(I)(a)(i) of IREC Vol.II would continue to be applicable on grant of NFU.

** In respect of Accounts Department Officers, similar procedure may be followed for fixation of Pay on grant of Non functional Upgradation from Level-9 to Level-10 in respect of officials officiating in Sr.Scale (Level-11) prior to grant of NFU.

*** If the employee in this illustrations is drawing more pay than that computed due to fixation at Rs.80900, the higher pay of that employee in such circumstances shall be protected as “Personal Pay” till the date it is adjusted by the next increment.

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Minimum Pension - Employees Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995


Ministry of Labour & Employment
Minimum Pension
17 DEC 2018
As regards Employees Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995, a minimum pension of Rs. 1,000/- per month has been prescribed with effect from 01.09.2014 for the pensioners under Employees Pension Scheme (EPS), 1995.

In the case of Atal Pension Yojana (APY), depending upon the pension plan selected, each subscriber under APY shall receive a guaranteed minimum pension of Rs. 1000 per month or Rs. 2000 per month or Rs. 3000 per month or Rs. 4000 per month or Rs. 5000 per month, after the age of 60 years until his/her death. If the actual returns during the accumulation phase are higher than the assumed returns for minimum guaranteed pension, such excess will be passed on to the subscriber. As such, the minimum pension depending upon the pension plan selected by the subscriber is fixed under the APY. Under National Pension System (NPS), there is no ceiling fixed for minimum pension.
Further, a High-Empowered Monitoring Committee has been constituted for complete evaluation and review of the EPS, 1995.

There is no provision for Dearness Allowance in EPS, 1995, as it is a self-funded scheme with fixed contributions. Further, Dearness Allowance is not applicable under NPS and APY as the pension under both depends upon the accumulated corpus at the time of exit which is market linked.
This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess


Ministry of Labour & Employment
Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Cess
17 DEC 2018

Pursuant to the directions of Hon'ble Supreme Court contained in its judgement dated 19.03.2018 in W.P. (C) No. 318/2006, the Central Government has formulated a model welfare scheme for BOC workers which, inter alia, envisages following maternity benefit, out of the BOCW welfare cess fund, for those BOC workers who are not covered under Ayushman Bharat:-
(i) Paid maternity leave to registered construction workers ranging from 90 days to 26 weeks for up to two deliveries.
(ii) Rs.6000/-per delivery for up to two deliveries to the wife of the registered construction workers, which will be in addition to any other benefit received from any Government Scheme in this regard.
The Building and Other Construction Workers (Regulation of Employment and Conditions of Service) Act, 1996 provides safety, health and welfare measures for the building and other construction workers. For the purposes of the above said Act, a cess is levied and collected at the rate of 1% of the cost of construction by the State Governments under the Building and Other Construction Workers’ Welfare Cess Act, 1996. The States, through their respective State Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Boards, constituted under BOCW Act, utilize the cess fund in terms of Section 22 of BOCW Act, 1996. The States and Union Territories have collected around Rs. 45473.1 Crore and have spent an amount Rs. 17591.592 Crore upto 30.9.18.

The Welfare Schemes funded from BOCW welfare cess fund are exclusively for the building and other construction workers. Diversion of the cess fund for welfare of other category of workers is not permissible under the BOCW (RECS) Act, 1996.

Utilization of Cess Fund under Section 22 of the Building and Other Construction Workers (RECS) Act, 1996 Act and the registration of building and other construction workers as beneficiary under section 12 of the said Act is done by the State Building and Other Construction Workers Welfare Boards.

Besides the above, the Government is implementing various Acts and Schemes to provide social security and welfare benefits to workers, both in the organised and unorganised sector. The social security to the workers in the organized sector is provided mainly through five Central Acts, namely, the Employees' State Insurance Act, 1948, the Employees’ Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923, the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 and the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972.

In order to provide social security benefits to the workers in the unorganised sector, the Central Government is implementing Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Act, 2008, to provide welfare schemes in matters relating to life and disability cover, health and maternity benefits, old age protection to the unorganised workers. Various Ministries/Departments of the Central Government are implementing such social security schemes like Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (Ministry of Rural Development); National Family Benefit Scheme (Ministry of Rural Development); health and maternity schemes (Ministry of Health and Family Welfare). The Central Government has also converged the social security scheme of Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana (AABY) with Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana (PMJJBY) and Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana (PMSBY) to provide life and disability coverage to the unorganised workers depending upon their eligibility. These converged schemes give coverage of Rs.2 lakhs on death at premium of Rs.330/- per annum and coverage of Rs.2 lakhs on accidental death at premium of Rs.12 per annum, besides disability benefits as per the scheme. The annual premium is shared on 50:50 basis by the Central Government and the State Governments. These schemes are implemented and monitored by Life Insurance Corporation of India and the concerned State Governments.

This information was given by Shri Santosh Kumar Gangwar Union Minister of State (I/C) for Labour and Employment in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

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Incentives to Industries in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and North Eastern States


Ministry of Commerce & Industry
Incentives to Industries in Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and North Eastern States
17 DEC 2018
Twenty-one projects are under implementation or have been completed in the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and North Eastern States including six projects in the States of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Mizoram and Tripura.This information was given by Minister of State for Commerce & Industry C. R. Chaudhary in a written reply in the Lok Sabha today.

Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) under the Ministry of Commerce & Industry has been implementing many schemes for providing incentives to industries in the States of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and North Eastern States including Sikkim.

The scheme for Jammu & Kashmir provides Central Capital Investment Incentive at the rate of 30% of the investment in plant & machinery with an upper limit of Rs. 5 crore). Central Interest Incentive at the rate 3% interest on working capital for 5 years and Central Comprehensive Insurance Incentive (Reimbursement of 100% insurance premium for 5 years are also available. The scheme is in force from 15.6.2017 to 31.3.2022.

The scheme for Himachal Pradesh & Uttarakhand provides Central Capital Investment Incentive at the 30% of the investment in plant & machinery with an upper limit of Rs. 5 crore and Central Comprehensive Insurance Incentive (Reimbursement of 100% insurance premium for 5 years). The scheme is in force from 1.4.2017 to 31.3.2022.

The scheme for North Eastern states including Sikkim provides (i) Central Capital Investment Incentive (30% of the investment in plant & machinery with an upper limit of Rs. 5 crore), (ii) Central Interest Incentive (3% interest on working capital for 5 years), (iii) Central Comprehensive Insurance Incentive (Reimbursement of 100% insurance premium for 5 years), (iv) Income Tax Reimbursement of centre's share for 5 years, (v) GST reimbursement of Central Govt. share of CGST & IGST for 5 years, (vi) Employment Incentive under which additional 3.67% of the employer's contribution to EPF in addition to Govt. bearing 8.33% Employee Pension Scheme (EPS) contribution of the employer in PMRPY and (vii) Transport incentive on finished goods movement by Railways(20% cost of the transportation), by Inland Waterways Authority (20% of the cost of transportation) & by air (33% of cost transportation of air freight) from the station/port/airport nearest to unit to the station/port/airport nearest to the destination point.

Under this scheme a single unit can avail overall benefits up to Rs. 200 crore.

Scheme of Budgetary Support to the eligible units located in the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and North Eastern States including Sikkim under Goods and Service Tax Regime extends benefits of GST reimbursement of central government share of CGST&IGST to the industrial units for the residual period to them which were earlier availing excise exemption in the pre-GST regime. The scheme is in force from 01.07.2017 till 30.06.2027.

In addition, under this scheme, DIPP is implementing Modified Industrial Infrastructure Up-gradation Scheme (MIIUS) to upgrade common industrial infrastructure in industrial parks, estates and areas in the country including green field projects in backward areas including NER.

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DoPT: Rule 18 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964- regarding standard forms for intimation/ permission under the rules and expenditure incurred on repairs or minor construction work in respect of immovable property


DoPT: Rule 18 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964- regarding standard forms for intimation/ permission under the rules and expenditure incurred on repairs or minor construction work in respect of immovable property - regarding.

F. No. 11013/2 /2018-Estt.A-JJI
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-Ill Desk
North Block, New Delhi - 110001
Dated J December, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rule 18 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964- regarding standard forms for intimation/ permission under the rules and expenditure incurred on repairs or minor construction work in respect of immovable property - regarding.

The undersigned is directed to say that in accordance with the provisions of sub - rule (2) of the Rule 18 of the CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964, all Government servants coming within the purview of these Rules are required to make a report to the prescribed authority before entering into any transaction of immovable property in their own name or in the name of a member of family. If the transaction is with a person having any official dealings with the Government servant, the Govt. Servant is required to obtain prior sanction of the prescribed authority. Sub-rule (3), ibid provides that all Govt. servants should give an intimation to the prescribed authority within one month of entering into any transaction of movable property, the value of which exceeds the monetary limits prescribed in that Rule. In case any such transaction is with a person having official dealing with the Government servant, prior sanction of the prescribed authority is necessary. All requests for obtaining prior sanction and making intimation about transactions in immovable and movable property may be made in the enclosed standard Form I and Form H, respectively.

2. Further, this Department's O.M. No. 11013/9/89-Estt.(A) dated 27/11/1990 provides, inter-alia, that where the expenditure incurred on repairs or minor constructions work in respect of any immovable property belonging to a Government Servant is estimated to exceed Rs. 10,000/-, intimation to the prescribed authority was necessary. These instructions have been reviewed and in supersession of the said O.M., it has now been decided that in respect of the expenditure incurred on repairs and minor additions to an immovable property by a Government servant, an intimation shall be necessary to be given to the prescribed authority only if the estimate exceeds the limit prescribed in Rule 18(3) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964. However, prior sanction of the prescribed authority should be obtained in all cases regardless of amount involved, where the transaction regarding the material purchases or contract for such repairs or minor construction, is with a person with whom the Government servant concerned has official dealings.

4. All Ministries/ Departments/Offices are requested to bring the above guidelines to the notice of all administrative authority under their control.

5. In so far as the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, this O.M. issues after consultation with Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

6. Hindi version will follow.
(Satish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Source: DoPT
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