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Wednesday, 31 July 2019

Implementation of Government Decision on 7th  CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance - Reg

Implementation of Government Decision on 7th  CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance - Reg

No.A-27018/01/ 2017-Estt.(AL
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Block No. IV, Room No. 409
Old JNU Campus, New Delhi
Dated 31st July, 2019

Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of Government Decision on 7th CPC recommendations on Risk Allowance - Reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Deptt's O.M. of even no. dt. 07.03.2018 and reminders dt. 17.04.2018, 29.102018 and 16.112018 (Copies enclosed) vide which Ministries/Departments were requested to provide the details regarding number of employees eligible for Risk Allowance, estimated existing annual expenditure as per the existing rates and estimated annual expenditure if the existing rates are multiplied by the 2.25 factor as decided by the Government. 


2.Despite reminders, this Department has received comments only from 26 Ministries/Departments which are - M/o Panchayati Raj, D/o Public Enterprises, Cabinet Secretariat, D/o Atomic Energy, D/o Agriculture and Cooperation, Inter-State Council Secretariat - MHA, D/o Justice, DARPG, D/o Chemicals & Petrochemicals, D/o Food & Public Administration, M/o Petroleum & Natural Gas, M/o External Affairs, D/o Rural Development, M/o Housing Urban Affairs, Secretariat of Vice- President, D/o Biotechnology, PMO, M/o Tribal Affairs, D/o Fertilizers, M/o Culture, M/o MSME, D/o Expenditure, M/o Earth Sciences, D/o Defence, D/o Space and Railway Board.

3.It is requested that the aforesaid data may be furnished to this Department in the format prescribed in O.M dt. 07.03.2018 (copy enclosed) at the earliest. This may please be sent by 20-08-2019 failing which it may be presumed that the Ministries/Department have no information and the information will be treated as NIL.

Encl: As above

(Sandeep Saxena)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Cabinet approves Extension of term of the commission constituted under Article 340 of the constitution to examine the issue of Sub-categorization within other Backward Classes in the Central List

31 JUL 2019

The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the extension of the term of the commission constituted under Article 340 of the constitution to examine the issue of Sub-categorization within other Backward Classes in the Central List by six months beyond 31st July, 2019 and upto 31st January, 2020.

Benefits

The proposed extension of tenure shall enable the “Commission” to submit a comprehensive report on the issue of sub-categorization of OBCs, after consultation with various stake holders.

PIB
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SCOVA – 31st meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

SCOVA – 31st meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

SCOVA

31st meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP)

42/03/2019-P&PW (D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G and Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare

3 Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi-110003
Date: 30th July, 2019

To

All the Pensioners’ Associations included in the SCOVA
vide Resolution dated 31.01.2018

Sub:- 31st meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP) – Intimation regarding Date, Time and Venue. reg

In continuation of this Department’s OM of even no. dated 13.07.2019 regarding holding of 31st meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble MOS(PP), the date, time and venue of the meeting is as under:-

Date and Time :- September 6, 2019 (Friday) at 10 a.m.
Venue – Committee Room-A, Vigyan Bhawan Annexe, Maulana Azad Road, New Delhi

Due to constraint of the space, only one representative may attend the above said meeting. It is requested that the name of the member nominated to attend the meeting may kindly be sent to the undersigned.

Only outstation member will be paid TA/DA and local members will be paid conveyance charges in accordance with the rules/instructions. Outstation members will be paid TA/DA as per their last entitlement on retirement. Representatives of Pensioners Associations who are entitled for journey by air and also entitled to journey by air as per this Department’s letter no. 42/11/2014-P&PW(G) dated 19.05.2014 may purchase their Air Tickets from Air India only (at Booking Counters/website of Air India) or by utilizing the services of authorized travel agency i.e Balmer Lawrie & Company /IRCTC /M/s Ashok Travels & Tours.

It is requested to fill up the Mandate Form enclosed. The TA/DA reimbursement would be made through e-payment mode afterwards.

Encl: as above

Sd/-
(Charanjit Taneja)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: Pensioners Portal
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Delay in handing over of ECHS Smart Card to ECHS Beneficiaries

Delay in handing over of ECHS Smart Card to ECHS Beneficiaries

Central Organisation, ECHS
Adjutant General’s Branch
Integrated HQ of MoD (Army)
Thimayya Marg,
Near Gopinath Circle
Delhi Cantt – 110010

B/49711-MoD/AG/ECHS/DBT

29 Jul 2019

IHQ of MoD (Air Force)
IHQ of MoD (Navy)
HQ South Comd (A/ECHS)
HQ East Comd(A/ECHS)
HQ Wesst Comd(A/ECHS)
HQ Central Comd(A/ECHS)
Northern Comd(A/ECHS)
South West Comd (A/ECHS)
All Regional Centres

DELAY IN HANDING OVER OF ECHS SMART CARD TO ECHS BENEFICIARIES

Please refer to Central Organisation, ECHS letter No B/49711-IT/AG/ECHS dated 13 Sep 2018. (Copy enclosed).

The procedure of dispatching the 64 Kb ECHS Cards by the Card making company and their distribution by respective station HQ’s was given vide a/m letter. As on 17 Jul 2019, the card making company has printed and dispatched 8,33,468 cards to various station HQ’s through respective Regional Centres. It is seen that only 4,11,948 cards have been physically handed over by the station HQ’s to the beneficiaries. This shows that the rate of distribution by most of the station HQ’s is very low. This has led to dissatisfaction amongst the ESM.

In view of the above, it is requested that suitable instruction be passed to Station HQ’s under your justification to handover cards on priority and clear the backlog.

Sd/-
(Rakesh Kakar)
Col (Retd)
Jt Dir (Stats & Automation)
for MD ECHS

Source: ECHS
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Recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of working hours of Branch Post Offices

Recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of working hours of Branch Post Offices

No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
GDS Section

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 29.07.2019

To

All Chief Postmasters General

Subject: Implementation of recommendation of GDS Committee on rationalisation of working hours of Branch Post Offices.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the recommendation at para 10.29 of GDS Committee report and this office O.M. No. 17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018 regarding implementation of recommendation of One Man Committee on wages and allowances of GDS:-

  •    As per Para 2.1 of Department of Post O.M. No. 17-31/2016-GDS dated 25.06.2018 the working hours of all GDS (BPM/ABPM) have been revised to 4 and 5 hours depending upon the TRCA slab. Hence, the working hours of all Branch Post Offices is to be revised to minimum 4 hours and maximum to 5 hours.
  •    Further, all GDS Branch Post Offices should remain open and conduct business for 4 Hours and 5 Hours, as per the TRCA slab of the BPM.
  •    All Heads of Circles are therefore requested to ensure that working hours of all the BOs have been revised suitably and send a compliance report to the Directorate on or before 30.08.2019.

Sd/-
(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)

Source: cept.gov.in
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Parliament passes the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019

Parliament passes the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019

Ministry of Home Affairs
Parliament passes the Muslim Women (Protection of Rights on Marriage) Bill 2019

Muslim women freed from the curse of the regressive practice of Triple Talaq today: Shri Amit Shah

30 JUL 2019

Expressing satisfaction over this landmark moment, Union Minister for Home Affairs, Shri Amit Shah congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi for fulfilling his commitment and ensuring that a law is made to ban Triple Talaq.

The Home Minister also congratulated Muslim women by saying, “On the passage of this Bill, I congratulate the Muslim sisters across the country on getting rid of the Triple Talaq curse. This act will free Muslim women from the curse of this regressive practice”

Shri Shah said that the Modi government is dedicated to protecting women’s rights and ensuring their empowerment. This bill is a historic step to protect the dignity of Muslim women and keep it intact. It will bring a new era of hope and respect in the lives of Muslim women. From now on, the door to unlimited possibilities will open for Muslim women and they would now be able to play an effective role in the creation of ‘New India’.

“Today is a great day for India’s democracy. I thank all parties who supported this historic bill”, Shri Shah said while thanking all the members of Parliament.

PIB
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Tuesday, 30 July 2019

Grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers in connection with attending court related cases: Railways

Grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers in connection with attending court related cases: Railways

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(E)I/2019/AL-28/44

New Delhi, dated 23.07.2019

The General Manager,
All Indian Railways / PUs,
(As per standard mailing list).

Sub: Grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers to attend Courts for deposition as prosecution witnesses as sanction for prosecution authenticating authority.

The proposal regarding grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to retired railway officers to attend Courts for deposition as prosecution witnesses as sanction for prosecution authenticating authority has been considered by Board (MS & FC) and it has been decided that:

(i) TA / DA to such Retired Railway Officers may be considered in the same lines as applicable to Retired Inquiry Officers (Ws) as per para 815.1(5) of Indian Railways Vigilance Manual, i.e. in cases where the travel becomes inescapable, and so approved by the Competent Authority, the rate of TA / DA will be the same as applicable to the serving Railway Officers of equivalent rank.

(ii) Grant of Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers may be dealt with on case to case basis as is being done presently considering distance, place of journey, modes of travel available, time is taken and number of days involved. Competent Authority may consider eligibility same as applicable to the serving Railway Officers of equivalent rank.

While deciding Air Travel, the aspect that whether journey can be performed by overnight train would need to be seen as being done for serving officers and as is also applicable on civil side. On Air Travel issue, CRB had decided that need of the journey by Air and urgency that necessitate it should be seen. For example; while Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi would qualify for Air Travel, Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi can easily be covered by train comfortably.

This will also be subject to the other Terms & Conditions / instructions issued from time to time by Ministry of Finance / Board’s Office on ‘Air travel’.

(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy.Director Finance Estt-I
Railway Board
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AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2019

AICPIN FOR THE MONTH OF JUNE 2019

6 MONTHS’ STORY OF ‘EXPECTED DA JULY 2019’ TO BE FINALISED!

All India Consumer Price Index (AICPIN) for the month of June 2019 will be released on 31.7.2019 by the Labour Bureau under Ministry of Labour and Employment.

7th CPC DA Calculation: There was no change in the calculation method of Dearness allowance after implementation of 7th Pay Commission with effect from 1.1.2016. The 12 months’ average factor only changed. In 6th CPC the average factor was 115.76 and now the factor is 261.42.

The new formula is given below…

Percentage of Dearness Allowance = (Average of AICPN for last 12 months) – 261.42 x 100 / 261.42.

Labour Bureau already released the CPI (IW) numbers for five months from January 2019 to May 2019. One more month data need to complete the calculation of additional DA percentage from July 2019.

After releasing the AICPIN for the month of June 2019, the DA will be finalized!

The below table shows the current scenario…!

M/Y AICPIN DA %
January-19 307 13.39
February-19 307 14.02
March-19 309 14.73
April-19 312 15.49
May-19 314 16.29
June-2019 ?

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7th CPC Pay Fixation Methodology – Detailed report with 2 Illustrations

7th CPC Pay Fixation Methodology – Detailed report with 2 Illustrations

7TH CPC PAY FIXATION METHODOLOGY

DETAILED REPORT WITH 2 ILLUSTRATIONS

Examples of two pay fixation methodology

1. where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation.

2. fixation of pay in case an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion upgradation.

Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Pay as on 1.7.2016 after annual increment Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Date of promotion in GP-4600 15.11.2016
Pay in pre-revised structure on 14.11.2016 (Date of vacation of post in GP-4200) Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Fixation of pay in 7th CPC in Level-6 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Rs. 22150*2.57 = Rs. 56925.5

Relevant Cell in Level-6 : Rs. 58600
Fixation on promotion in Level-7 w.e.f. 15.11.2016. As per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the Level to which promoted , he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level. In the instant case, next Cell to Rs. 58600 in Level-6 is Rs. 60400. The same figure is available in Cell 11 of Level-7.

Therefore, pay will be fixed at Rs. 60400 in Level-7
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

(a) Illustration for fixation of pay in cases where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 151 day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 28.07.2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation:

Case-I: When promotion occurred between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2016.
Pay as on 01.01.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Date of Promotion in GP-4600 12.05.2016
Pay as on 12.05.2016 in existing pay structure after promotional increment in lower scale. Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4600 = Rs. 22550
Fixation of pay m in CPC in Level-7 with effect from 12.05.2016 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 Rs. 22550*2.57 = Rs. 57953.50

Relevant Cell in Level-7: Rs. 58600
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 01.01.2017

Case-II: When promotion occurred between 1 .7.2016 and 28.7.2016


Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Date of Promotion in GP-4600 11.7.2016
Pay as on 01.7.2016 in existing pay structure after grant of annual increment. Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Pay as on 11.7.2016 in existing pay structure after promotional increment in lower scale. Rs. 18620 + GP Rs. 4600 = Rs. 23220
Fixation of pay m in CPC in Level-7 with effect from 11.7.2016 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 Rs. 23220*2.57 = Rs. 59675.40

Relevant Cell in Level-7: Rs. 60400
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

(a) Illustration for fixation of pay in case an employee elects to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion or upgradation materialized after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Pay as on 1.1.2016 in existing pay structure Rs. 17300 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 21500
Pay as on 1.7.2016 after annual increment Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Date of promotion in GP-4600 15.11.2016
Pay in pre-revised structure on 14.11.2016 (Date of vacation of post in GP-4200) Rs. 17950 + GP Rs. 4200 = Rs. 22150
Fixation of pay in 7th CPC in Level-6 as per Rule 7 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016. Rs. 22150*2.57 = Rs. 56925.5

Relevant Cell in Level-6 : Rs. 58600
Fixation on promotion in Level-7 w.e.f. 15.11.2016. As per Rule 13 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016, one increment shall be given in the Level from which the employee is promoted and he shall be placed at a cell equal to the figure so arrived at in the Level of the post to which promoted and if no such cell is available in the Level to which promoted , he shall be placed at the next higher Cell in that Level. In the instant case, next Cell to Rs. 58600 in Level-6 is Rs. 60400. The same figure is available in Cell 11 of Level-7.

Therefore, pay will be fixed at Rs. 60400 in Level-7
DNI as per Rule 10 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 1.7.2017

Note: It may be noted that though the employee can continue in 6th CPC pay structure till he vacates the posts, promotional benefit can only be granted in the 7th CPC scale.
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OPPORTUNITY FOR 7TH CPC PAY REVISION OF OPTION TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

OPPORTUNITY FOR 7TH CPC PAY REVISION OF OPTION TO RAILWAY EMPLOYEES

Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1

New Delhi, dated:10.07.2019

The General Managers
All Indian Railways/PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: – Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 – opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure.

Ref:- Board’s letter No. PC-VII/2018/RSRP/1 dated 17.12.2018 (RBE No. 197/2018)

Please refer to Board ‘s letter mentioned above inter-alia circulating Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) OM No.4-13/17-IC/E-IIIA dated 12.12.2018 regarding opportunity for revision of option to come over to revised pay structure under CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 for adoption of the same in Railways with respect to RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

Consequent to issue of the same, certain Railways has sought clarification whether option to switch over to 7th CPC pay structure can be exercised in a prospective manner covering promotions materialized after notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016.

2. With respect to above, it is stated that earlier, the issue has been examined in Board’s Office and a reference has already been made to MoF seeking clarification on the issue. Response from MoF is awaited.

Till such time clarifications are received from MoF, it is advised that while allowing options, conditions as stipulated in Rules 5 & 6 of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 may strictly be followed as Ministry of Finance while liberalizing conditions under Rule 6(4) of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 which provides that the option once exercised shall be final and permitting another opportunity to employees to revise their initial option in terms of Rule 5 & 6 within a period of 3 months, made no changes in the other conditions laid down in Rules 5 & 6 of CCS(RP) Rules, 2016 governing exercise of option.

3. Hence, it is clarified that option for switching over to 7th CPC with respect to promotions up to 28 .07.2016 (date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016) valid only and option for switching over to 7th CPC cannot be exercised with respect to promotions materialized after the said date.

Further, Illustrations on pay fixation methodology in cases

(a) where a Railway Servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 on account of promotion or upgradation and elect to switch over to revised pay structure from the date of such promotion/upgradation and

(b) fixation of pay in case an employee elect to continue to draw pay in existing pay structure until he vacates his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure with respect to promotion upgradation materialized after the date of notification of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 in terms of relevant provisions of RS(RP) Rules, 2016 is enclosed as Annexure-I.

4. This issue are in concurrence with Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

Encl. As above.

(Jaya Kumar G)
Dy. Director, Pay Commission-VII
Railway Board
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LTC BASIC FARES VIA AIR: Chart of LTC Fares for August 2019

LTC BASIC FARES VIA AIR: Chart of LTC Fares for August 2019

Alliance Air Domestic Fares: A new updated list of LTC fares for the month of August 2019

Air India published Alliance Air Domestic Fare list updated and published for the month of August 2019. A total of 104 routes has been updated the report with sector wise. For example, from Delhi to Kullu, LTC baisc fare is Rs. 16500.

ALLIANCE AIR DOMESTIC – LTC BASIC FARES

S.NO SECTOR & V.V. To BASIC FARE
1 Delhi Kullu 16500
2 Kullu Chandigarh 15000
3 Delhi Allahabad 13250
4 Delhi Dharamshala 13000
5 Delhi Jammu 12750
6 Delhi Gorakhpur 13200
7 Delhi Dehradun 13000
8 Delhi Jabalpur 14300
9 Delhi Gwalior 11850
10 Delhi Indore 13000
11 Delhi Mumbai 17400
12 Gwalior Mumbai 13000
13 Mumbai Indore 13250
14 Delhi Pantnagar 13000
15 Delhi Chandigarh 12750
16 Delhi Jaipur 12900
17 Delhi Amritsar 11000
18 Delhi Lucknow 12500
19 Delhi Udaipur 12500
20 Delhi Hyderabad 13500
21 Delhi Bathinda 11500
22 Delhi Ludhiana 11750
23 Delhi Pathankot 11500
24 Jaipur Lucknow 13250
25 Jaipur Bhopal 12750
26 Jaipur Raipur 13000
27 Raipur Bhopal 12700
28 Jaipur Udaipur 10850
29 Mumbai Bhuj 14000
30 Mumbai Surat 13000
31 Mumbai Bhavnagar 13000
32 Mumbai Shirdi 13000
33 Hyderabad Pune 13000
34 Hyderabad Shirdi 12950
35 Hyderabad Tirupati 13750
36 Hyderabad Ahmedabad 12500
37 Hyderabad Kandla 16500
38 Nashik Kandla 11500
39 Hyderabad Kolkata 13500
40 Hyderabad Cochin 12500
41 Visakhapatnam Vijayawada 12250
42 Visakhapatnam Tirupati 12900
43 Visakhapatnam Hyderabad 13900
44 Visakhapatnam Bangalore 12950
45 Visakhapatnam Mysore 13750
46 Vijayawada Tirupati 13750
47 Vijayawada Hyderabad 13000
48 Vijayawada Bangalore 13500
49 Vijayawada Mysore 13200
50 Bangalore Cochin 13000
51 Bangalore Agatti 13700
52 Bangalore Hubli 13100
53 Bangalore Belgaum 13000
54 Bangalore Pune 13500
55 Chennai Coimbatore 13000
56 Chennai Madurai 13000
57 Chennai Trichy 13000
58 Chennai Mangalore 13000
59 Chennai Hyderabad 13150
60 Madurai Coimbatore 13000
61 Trichy Coimbatore 13000
62 Hyderabad Goa 13250
63 Pune Goa 13000
64 Kolkata Ranchi 13100
65 Kolkata Bhubaneswar 12400
66 Ranchi Bhubaneswar 9250
67 Kolkata Raipur 13400
68 Bhubaneswar Raipur 12750
69 Ranchi Raipur 12750
70 Ranchi Jharsuguda 12750
71 Kolkata Guwahati 9825
72 Kolkata Lilabari 10200
73 Guwahati Lilabari 7700
74 Kolkata Tezpur 10050
75 Guwahati Tezpur 7700
76 Kolkata Shillong 10200
77 Kolkata Pasighat 10200
78 Guwahari Pasighat 7700
79 Mumbai Diu 10100
80 Cochin Agatti 11500
81 Pasighat Lilabari 7000
82 Delhi Bathinda 10000
83 Bathinda Jammu 10000
84 Delhi Ludhiana 10000
85 Delhi Bikaner 10000
86 Bikaner Jaipur 8000
87 Delhi Shimla 10500
88 Delhi Pathankot 10000
89 Pantnagar Dehradun 8000
90 Gwalior Indore 10000
91 Gwalior Delhi 8000
92 Jaipur Agra 8000
93 Nashik Hyderabad 10250
94 Nashik Ahmedabad 8500
95 Kolhapur Hyderabad 10000
96 Kolhapur Bangalore 10500
97 Belgaum Pune 10000
98 Kochi Mysore 10000
99 Goa Mysore 10000
100 Hyderabad Mysore 10900
101 Bangalore Mysore 8500
102 Kolkata Jharsuguda 10000
103 Jharsuguda Bhubaneswar 10000
104 Jharsuguda Raipur 10000

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Monday, 29 July 2019

Internship with the Department of Posts

Internship with the Department of Posts

No.18-06/2018- BD & MD
Government of India
Department of Posts
Business Development Directorate
Dak Bhavan, New Delhi – 110001
Tel: 011 23096 110, 23096129

Internship with the Department of Posts

The Department of Posts with its vast network of 1,54,939 Post Offices is the largest postal network in the world and is in the business of providing mail, parcel, logistics, retail and financial services across the nation. Department intends to offer internships at New Delhi only to the students pursuing Under Graduate/Graduate/Post Graduate studies from recognized University / Institution within India. Internship will be offered in the areas of Marketing, Parcel & Logistics, eCommerce, Retail Management, Asset Management, Insurance & Actuaries, Banking & Financial Inclusion, Fund Management, HR Management, Network & Technology etc. Internship period will be of one month and will tentatively start w.e.f. 15.05.2019.

Detailed guidelines and application form in this regard may be downloaded from www.indiapost.gov.in and filled in application forms may be sent latest by 28.04.2019 to Deputy General Manager, BD & M Directorate, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110001. Alternatively, scanned copies of the documents may be sent to gmspeedpost@indiapost.gov.in. Applications received before issuance of this notification or after due date will not be considered.

INTERNSHIP GUIDELINES
OF
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS

1. OBJECTIVE:
The Department of Posts, with its network of 1,54,939 Post Offices, is the largest postal network in the world. In order to explore the potential & ideas available with the young generation in the field of Technology, Marketing, Social Media, Banking, Insurance, Public Administration and Management spheres etc, Department intends to provide internship programme and fellowships.

Interaction with young scholars will provide new ideas and research support from the field of Academics. At the same time, it will provide an opportunity to young scholars to contribute to the Department and provide an insight into working of the Government.

Several academic institutions and young scholars have expressed a desire to contribute to the Department. The Department of Posts is of the view that an Internship Programme will ensure interaction of the Department with Young Indian scholars with sound academic background from reputed Institutions in the country and will also allow them to understand the postal industry. This programme seeks to engage students pursuing Under Graduate/Graduate/Post Graduate Degrees from recognized University/Institution within India as “Interns”. These interns shall be given exposure through various Circles/Divisions of Postal Directorate. A list of domain/areas for which Internship is invited is enclosed as Annexure ‘A’. For the “interns” the exposure to the functioning of the Indian Government may be an add-on in furthering their future interests.

2. DEFINITIONS:
Unless the context requires otherwise, following words shall have the meaning attributed to them in these guidelines:-

    “Department” means Department of Posts
    “Sponsoring Institution” means the Academic Institution, in which the applicant is currently studying or recently passed out
    “Applicant on Internship” is a person, who wants to work, for mutual benefit, with the Department on a full-time basis with the sole purpose of enriching his knowledge in the area of expertise.
    “Area of Expertise” means the subject or area in which the applicant possesses expertise and wants to enrich it further.

3. ELIGIBILITY:
i. Indian students from recognized universities in India or abroad who have secured at least 60% marks in the last held degree or certificate examination and :

a. Who have completed education under 10+2+3 pattern of education i.e. students who have completed 15 years of formal education.
or
b. Who are pursuing 3rd year in the Business studies and Engineering in 10+2+3 pattern of education.
or
c. Who are pursuing 4th or 5th year in the integrated degree course or dual degree of 10+2+5 pattern of education
or
d. Who have completed 2nd year of Software Engineering in any IIT/NIT or 1st/ 2nd Year of Business Studies in any IIM/ recognized Management Institute.

ii. Possessing minimum qualifications as above shall not guarantee Internship in the Department. Candidates having exposure in the area of intended internship with good academic background and having higher qualification, based on need shall be given preference.

4. DURATION OF INTERNSHIP:
The duration of internship shall be of one (1) month. Interns not completing the requisite period will not be issued any certificate.

5. HOW TO APPLY:

i. Interested and eligible students must send their applications by post or submit in person, along with their CVs and areas of work interest to the Chief General Manager, BD & M Directorate, Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001 in the prescribed application form. These applications need to be sponsored by the Institution in which the intern is enrolled in.

ii. At the time of joining on selection, applicants shall be required to produce a letter from their Supervisor/ Head of Department/Principal, indicating their status in the Institution and “No Objection” for allowing their student to undergo Internship programme for the period for which he/she has been selected.

iii. Students who have c ompleted their education, need not to apply for the internship programme

6. SELECTION:

i. The applications will be scrutinized by BD & M Directorate only.

a. The applications forwarded will be placed before the selection committee consisting of Chief General Manager, BD & M Directorate and General Manager (A & BD).
b. The selection committee may conduct personal or telephonic interview, if required. No TA/DA shall be paid to candidates for attending the personal interview.

ii. After selection of the candidates BD & M Directorate will issue an offer letter to the candidates

iii. Maximum of 2 (Two) interns for Internship at a time in a particular domain/area as given in Annexure A can be considered for internship.

iv. Depending on the number of applications received against a particular domain/area, Department reserves the right to fix up the eligibility criteria, limit the number of applicants to be called for a particular period and to decide about the mode of screening thereof.

7. LOGISTICS & SUPPORT:

Interns will be required to have their own laptops. The Department will provide them working space, workplace internet facility and other necessities as deemed fit by the concerned Heads.

8. CODE OF CONDUCT:
The Intern engaged by the Department shall observe the following Code of Conduct, which shall include but not be limited to, the following:

i. The Intern shall follow the rules and regulations of the Department that are in general applicable to employees of the Department.
ii. The Intern shall follow the confidentiality protocol of the Department and shall not reveal to any person or organization confidential information of the Department, its work and its policies.
iii. Interns may, with the prior permission of the Department, present their work to academic bodies and at seminars and conferences. However, even for this purpose information that is confidential to the Department must not be revealed under any circumstance.
iv. Any papers and documents written and/or published by the Intern should carry the caveat that the views are the personal views of the intern and do not represent or reflect the views of the Department.
v. Interns will follow the advice given to them by the Department regarding representations to third parties.
vi. In general an Intern may not interact with or represent the Department vis-à-vis third parties. However, some Interns may specifically be authorized to interact with third parties on the behalf of the Department depending on the nature of their roles and responsibilities.
vii. No Intern shall interact with or represent or comment about the Department to the media (print and electronic) including social media and personal Facebook/ twitter handles.
viii. Interns will conduct themselves professionally in their relationship with the Department and the public in general.
ix. It may be strictly observed that the conduct of the interns and their access to data shall be the sole responsibility of the concerned Advisors/Heads only.
x. Any work done for the Department by the intern during the period of Internship will be the sole property of the Department and Department reserves the right to use any such work for its own purpose.

9. PLACEMENT:
i. The interns would be attached with one of the officers of minimum JTS rank in the concerned Circle/Division of Directorate.
ii. The internship is neither a job nor an assurance of a job with the Department.

10. SUBMISSION OF PAPER:
i. Work Plans and work schedules shall be developed by supervisor and the Interns shall invariably adhere to the same.
ii. The Interns will be required to submit a Report/ paper and give a presentation on the work undertaken at the end of the internship to the Head of respective Division/ Directorate. Report shall be signed by the officer with whom intern is attached.
iii. The Interns will also be required to give their mandatory feedback to the concerned Head of Department on their experience of the programme, monitoring and supervision.

11. TOKEN REMUNERATION:
i. Interns may be paid token remuneration @ Rs.10, 000/- per month per intern.
ii. Eligibility of candidate for payment of remuneration will be decided by selection committee while selecting the candidate.
iii. The remuneration shall be paid after the completion of Internship on submission of Report duly accepted by the Heads of Division of Postal Directorate which shall be countersigned by atleast JAG Level officer of that unit.

12. DECLARATION OF SECRECY:
Interns will be required to furnish to the Department a declaration of secrecy before reporting for the Internship.

13. CERTIFICATE OF INTERNSHIP:
Certificates will be issued by the BD & M Directorate to the interns on the completion of Internship and submission of Report duly countersigned and accepted by the competent authority as stated above in Para 10 (iii).

14. TERMINATION:
i. The Department may disengage from the Intern if the Department is of the view that the services of the Intern are no more required.
ii. In general the Department may terminate the services of the Intern at any time without assigning any reasons and with immediate effect.
iii. In general, if the Intern decides to disengage from the Department, he should provide 2 weeks’ prior notice. Notice period may be waived by the supervisor depending on the role of the intern.
iv. Upon, termination, the Intern must hand over any papers, equipments or other assets which might have been given to the Intern in course of his work with the Department. This will include any badges or ID cards which may have been issued to the intern.
v. If it comes to the notice that the person whose services have been terminated by the Department continues to act in a manner which gives an impression that he is still working for the Department, the Department shall be free to take appropriate legal action against such person.

Annexure “A”

Domains/Area Available for Internship

  •     Insurance/Actuaries
  •     Philately
  •     Fund Management/Finance
  •     Retail Management
  •     eCommerce/Courier, Express and Parcel (CEP)
  •     Parcel/Logistics & supply Chain
  •     Asset management
  •     Marketing/ Publicity and Branding
  •     Banking & Financial Inclusion
  •     HR Management
  •     Network & Technology and Software Security
  •     Legal and Legislative mechanism

Source: India Post
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NPS – National Pension System Trust will restart recovering administrative charges and expenses @ 0.005 per cent per annum

NPS – National Pension System Trust will restart recovering administrative charges and expenses @ 0.005 per cent per annum

NPS Trust

National Pension System Trust

Notice to subscribers

It is brought to the notice of all subscribers under National Pension System that, as approved by the Pension Fund Regulatory and development Authority, NPS Trust will restart recovering administrative charges / expenses @ 0.005% per annum of the Asset under Management (AUM) on saily accural basis to meet is expenditure.The Same will be effective from 01/08/2019.

(Akilesh Kumar)
General Manager

New Delhi
Date: 26/07/2019
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Saturday, 27 July 2019

Handing over of Retiring room / dormitory to IRCTC

IRCTC

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
Railway Board

No.2005/TGIV/35/ policy/RR

New Delhi dated; 02.05.2019

Pr, Chief Commercial Managers,
AII Zonal Railways.

[Commercial Circular No. 24 /2019)

Sub: Handing over of Retiring room / dormitory to IRCTC.

Ref: [i] Board’s letter no. 2005/TGIV/ 35/policy /RR dated 23.09.2016
(ii) IRCTC’s letter no. 2016 /IRCTC/ LCS/ Retiring Room dated 17.01.2019 & 22.04.2019

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even no. dated 23.09.2016 (Commercial Circular No. 50/2016) stipulating the policy guidelines to be followed for handing over of Retiring Roorns / Dormitories and their management to IRCTC.

As per clause 1.1 of CC No 50/2016 – “The phase wise plan prepared and submitted by IRCTC will be approved by Ministry of Railways.in consultation with Zonal Railways, The NIT shall be published by IRCTC after getting due approval from Railway Board.”At present, 32 stations have already been approved for handing over of retiring room to IRCTC.

It has, now; been decided that in order to speed up the process of up-gradation of retiring rooms, Principal Chief Commercial Manager {on recommendation of division) shall have powers for handing over of any retiring room directly to IRCTC with the persoilal approval of General Manger. Board’s office to be informed by IRCTC before tendering. While selecting stations for handing over Retiring Rooms to IRCTC, zones should ensure that there is no overlap with staions already being proposed for redevelopment through IRSDC. AIso, additional expenditure from divisional fund (PH-53] should be stopped at such selected Retiring Rooms.

It is also advised that Zonal Railways may expedite the process of signing the pending agreements with IRCTC for all remaining stations and provide the details for calculation of MLF, Sketch maps, etc. to IRCTC as per existing guidelines.

This issues with the approval of competent authority.

(Samir Kumar)
Director Traffic Commercial (G)
Railway Board

Source: NFIR
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7th CPC Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes and PTOs for railway servants

7th CPC Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes and PTOs for railway servants

RBE No. 120/2019
ADVANCE CORRECTION SLIP No. 81

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(W)2016/PSS-1/8

New Delhi, dated:- 26.07.2019

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Revised pay limits for entitlement of Passes/ PTOs.

Consequent to implementation of 7th Central Pay Commission’s recommendations and notification of Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016, the “Grade Pay” component has been dispensed with and “Pay Level in Pay Matrix” (PLPM) has been introduced in the pay structure of railway servants.

Hence, switching over to 7th CPC based PLPM to determine pay limits for entitlement of Passes / PTOs has been under consideration.

The Competent Authority has now accorded his approval for amending the extant provisions of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules-1986 (Second Edition-1993) (RSPR-1986) to switch over to “ Status (i.e. Gazetted/ Non-gazetted) cum PLPM ” basis to determine the entitlement of Passes/ PTOs, as indicated in the enclosed Advance Correction Slip No.81.

The extant provisions of RSPR-1986 and other administrative instructions issued from time to time shall continue to apply in all other respects.

If a railway servant, who is presently entitled to First Class Pass becomes ineligible to First Class Pass on the basis of revised criteria, the First Class Pass may be allowed as personal to the employee.

This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

(V. Muralidharan)
Dy. Director Estt.(Welfare)-I
Railway Board
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CGHS facilities to the retired BSNL / MTNL employees who are in receipt of pension from Central Civil Estimates – Revised mapping for determining CGHS subscription and Ward entitlement

CGHS facilities to the retired BSNL / MTNL employees who are in receipt of pension from Central Civil Estimates – Revised mapping for determining CGHS subscription and Ward entitlement

No. 4-12(12)/ 2018-PAT-Part(1)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Telecommunications
(PAT Section)

New Delhi, dated 1st July, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: CGHS facilities to the retired BSNL / MTNL employees who are in receipt of pension from Central Civil Estimates – Revised mapping for determining CGHS subscription and Ward entitlement.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Office Memorandum No. 4-12(11)/2012- PAT(Part) dated 31.08.2016 vide which CGHS facilities were extended to retired BSNL / MTNL employees who receive pension from Central Civil Estimates.

The rates of monthly CGHS subscription and entitlement of Wards in Private hospitals empanelled under CGHS have been revised with effect from 01-01-2017 by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare vide OM No. S.11011/11/2016-CGHS(P)/EHS dated 09.01.2017. This has necessitated corresponding revision in mapping of Pay & scales from IDA to CDA as circulated vide O.M. dated 31.08.2016.

Accordingly, Annexures to the said O.M. dated 31.8.2016 stand revised as enclosed w.e.f. 1.1.2017 to enable CGHS in deciding the rate of CGHS contribution and ward entitlement in respect of retired BSNL/MTNL employees who receive pension from Central Civil Estimates and avail CGHS facilities.

This issues with the approval of Member (Services).

Enclosures: As above

(Bulley Mishra)
Assistant Director General (PAT)
Phone 011 2303 6245

Annexure-A

CDA/IDA correspondence for deciding Monthly Contributions for availing CGHS facility
(A1) Case of BSNL retirees:

7th CPC Pay Matrix LevelMonthly Contribution
Level 1 to Level 5Rs. 250/-
Level 6Rs. 450/-
Level 7 to Level 11Rs. 650/-
Level 12 and aboveRs. 1000/-

(A2) Case of MTNL retirees:

7th CPC Pay Matrix LevelMonthly Contribution
Level 1 to Level 5Rs. 250/-
Level 6Rs. 450/-
Level 7 to Level 11Rs. 650/-
Level 12 and aboveRs. 1000/-



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Nation-wide Pension Adalats in each Ministry / Department / Organisation / Field formation on Friday, August 23, 2019

Nation-wide Pension Adalats in each Ministry / Department / Organisation / Field formation on Friday, August 23, 2019

No.A-38011/23/2018-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Department of Higher Education
E.IV Section

Room No.235, ‘C Wing, Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi, the 9th July, 2019.

CIRCULAR

Subject:- Pension Adalat to be held on August 23, 2019.

It is informed that the Government as part of its 100-day impactful initiatives have decided to hold nation-wide Pension Adalats in each Ministry/ Department/ Organisation/Field formation on Friday, August 23, 2019. The Adalats are proposed to bring together all the stakeholders involving officials incharge of pay fixation and pension processing PPO issuing branch, Pay and Accounts Office as well as senior officials of concerned banks besides the pensioners on a single platform for immediate and quick redressal of grievances within the framework of extant policy guidelines.

All the pensioners of core secretariat of Ministry of Human Resource Development can exercise the option to attend the Pension Adalat on August 23, 2019 either in person or through their representative for redressal of their pension related grievances, if any. The timing and venue of the Adalat shall be shared at a later date.

It is requested that the details of the grievances may be sent in advance to Shn Syed Ekram Rizwi, Director(Administration), Room No.419-C, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi by post or by Email: syed.rizwi[@]gov.in so as to reach preferably 12.07.2019.

Sd/-
(Ratnesh Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to Government of India
All the Pensioners of core secretariat of Ministry of Human Resource Development (through official website of this Ministry)

Source: MHRD
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Friday, 26 July 2019

Grant of Dual Family Pension i.e. OFP from Military Side as well as SFP/ LFP for re-employed Military service -Defence

Grant of Dual Family Pension i.e. OFP from Military Side as well as SFP/ LFP for re-employed Military service -Defence

No. PC -2(6)/2013/D(Pen/Pol)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Defence
Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare
D(Pension/Policy)

Dated 8th July, 2019

To

The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff

Subject: Clarification regarding grant of Dual Family Pension i.e. Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) from Military Side as well as Special Family Pension (SFP)/ Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for re-employed Military service – reg.

Sir,

The undersigned is directed to state that references have been received seeking clarification as to whether Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) is admissible on death of a military pensioner re-employed in military service, and his death is attributable to military service.

2. Prior to 17.01.2013, the NOKs of Armed Force Pensioner who got re-employed in Civil Department/PSUs/Autonomous bodies/Local Fund of Central/State Governments after getting retired from military service were authorized to draw Ordinary Family Pension (OFP) either from military side or from civil side whichever was beneficial to them in terms of Gol, MoD letter No. 10(6)/92/D(Pens/Sers) dated 28.09.1992 and regulation 78 of Pension Regulation Part-I, 2008. Subsequently, vide GoI, MoD letter No.01(05)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013, two family pensions were allowed w.e.f. 24.09.2012 in the event of death of a re-employed military pensioner.

3. It was further clarified that dual family pension is admissible irrespective of the fact whether the re-employment was in civil or military department vide GoI, MoD letter No. 10(17)/2012-D(Pen/Pol) dated 21.03.2013. Hence, the family pensioners of military personnel re-employed in military e.g. Territorial Army/Defence Security Corps (TA/DSC) are also covered in the ambit of the Gol, MoD letter No. 01(05)/2010-D(Pen/Policy) dated 17.01.2013 for grant of dual family pension w.e.f. 24.09.2012. However, the admissibility of dual family pension was restricted to ordinary family pension (OFP).

4. Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare vide their OM No. 1/3/2016-P&PW(F) dated 24.01.2019 has clarified that the provisions of two family pensions, one in respect of military/civil service and the other for civil service after re-employment, as available in terms of CCS(Pension) Rules, is also applicable under CCS(EOP) Rules.

5. The matter regarding extending the admissibility of Special Family Pension (SFP) /Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) in cases of death attributable to military service in terms of Gol, MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001 in the case a of dual family pension has been examined. It has been decided that Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare OM No. 1/3/2016-P&PW(F) dated 24.01.2019 would apply mutatis-mutandis to military/civil pensioners re-employed in military service and it is clarified that the provision of two family pensions, one in respect of military/civil service and Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for re-employed military service is also applicable. Special Family Pension(SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) if any, would be admissible in terms of GoI, MoD letter No. 1(2)/97/D(Pen-C) dated 31.01.2001 on death of a pensioner who was re-employed in military service and if his death is attributable to military service, in addition to Ordinary Family Pension in respect of the previous military/civil service.

6. Where, however, on death of the re-employed ex-serviceman if the family is eligible for Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) for first service, family pension for second spell of service would be Ordinary Family Pension.

7. Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) shall be granted only in respect of one service and in no case, Special Family Pension (SFP)/Liberalised Family Pension (LFP) will be granted for both the services.

8. The financial benefits in the past cases will accrue with effect from 24.09.2012.

9. Pension Regulation of the three Services shall be amended in due course.

10. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Division of this Ministry vide their ID No. 10(02)/2017/FIN/PEN dated 21.06.2019.

11. Hindi version will follow.

Yours faithfully,

(A K Agrawal)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
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Rajya Sabha Q&A : Re-fixation of pension under One Rank One Pension

Rajya Sabha Q&A : Re-fixation of pension under One Rank One Pension

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
RAJYA SABHA
QUESTION NO 2382
ANSWERED ON 15.07.2019

Re fixation of pension under OROP

2382 Shri Rajeev Chandrasekhar

Will the Minister of DEFENCE be pleased to state :-

(a) whether Government is aware of the letter from Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) dated 5th April, 2019 that seeks clarification on Notification 12(1)2014/D(Pen/Pol)-Part II dated 7th November, 2015 on re-fixation of pension under One Rank One Pension (OROP);

(b) steps taken by Government on the queries raised in the letter from CGDA; and

(c) whether Government will implement re-fixation of pension under OROP on 1st July, 2019 as per notification dated 7th November, 2015?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
SHRI SHRIPAD NAIK

(a) Yes, Sir.

(b) & (c): Ministry of Defence, Department of Ex-Servicemen Welfare vide Order No.1(1)2019/D(Pen/Pol) dated 14.06.2019 has constituted a Committee under the Chairmanship of Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) to work out the modalities & methodology of implementation of next revision of pension under One Rank One Pension (OROP). The composition of the Committee is as under:-

(i) CGDA : Chairperson
(ii) Joint Secretary (ESW) : Member
(iii) Addl FA, Defence (Finance) : Member
(iv) Representative of three Services: Member
(v) Addl CGDA : Member
(vi) PCDA (P), Allahabad : Member
(vii) Joint CGDA (Pension) : Member & Convener

*****

Source: Rajyasabha
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Provident Fund rate of interest of State Railways during the year 2019-20 (July to Sep 2019) : RBE No. 119 /2019

Provident Fund rate of interest of State Railways during the year 2019-20 (July to Sep 2019) : RBE No. 119 /2019

RBE No. 119 /2019

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No. F(E)III/2003/PF1/1

New Delhi, Dated :24.07.2019

The GMs/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units etc.,
(As per mailing list)

Subject: State Railway Provident Fund – Rate of interest during the year 2019-20 (July, 2019 – September, 2019).

*****

A copy of Government of India’s Resolution No. 5(2)-B(PD)/2019 dated 12th July, 2019 issued by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) prescribing interest at the rate of 7.9% (Seven point nine percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2019 to 30th September, 2019 on accumulations at the credit of the subscribers to State Railway Provident Fund, is enclosed, for information and necessary action.

D.A.: as above

No. F(E)111/2003/PF1/1
(G. Priyal Sudarsani)
Director, Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

(PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)

FNO. 5(2)-B(PD)/2019
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Economic Affairs
(Budget Division)

New Delhi, the 12th July, 2019

RESOLUTION


It is announced for general information that during the year 2019-2020, accumulations at the credit of subscribers to the General Provident Fund and other similar funds shall carry interest at the rate of 7.9% (Seven point nine percent) w.e.f. 1st July, 2019 to 30th September, 2019. This rate will be in force w.e.f. 1st July, 2019. The funds concerned are:

1. The General Provident Fund (Central Services).
2. The Contributory Provident Fund (India).
3. The All India Services Provident Fund.
4. The State Railway Provident Fund.
5. The General Provident Fund (Defence Services).
6. The Indian Ordnance Department Provident Fund.
7. The Indian Ordnance Factories Workmen’s Provident Fund.
8. The Indian Naval Dockyard Workmen’s Provident Fund.
9. The Defence Services Officers Provident Fund.
10. The Armed Forces Personnel Provident Fund.

2. Ordered that the Resolution be published in Gazette of India.

(Anjana Vashishtha)
Deputy Secretary(Budget)
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Filling up the post of Library & Information Officer in Level-11 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 on Composite Method

DoPT Orders 2019

Filling up the post of Library & Information Officer in Level-11 of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 on Composite Method

F.No.21/07/2019-CS-I(P)
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
(C.S.I Division)

2nd Floor, ‘A’ wing,
Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 26th July, 2019

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Filling up the post of Library & Information Officer ( General Central Service, Group ‘A’ , Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) in Level-11 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 in the Office of UPSC on Composite Method [ Deputation (including Short Term Contract) plus promotion basis] -reg.

The undersigned is directed to circulate herewith Vacancy Circular No. A.35021/02/2019-Admn-II dated 04.06.2019 (along-with enclosures) from Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) proposes to fill up one post of Library & Information Officer (General Central Services, Gr. A Gazetted, Non-Ministerial) in the Level 11 of CCS (RP) Rules 2016 in the Office of UPSC on deputation (including Short Term Contract) plus promotion basis.

It may be noted that cadre clearance from C.S.I Division will be required in case of Under Secretary and above level officers of CSS applying for deputation.

In case of any further clarification, applicants are requested to contact the concerned Ministries / Departments

(Sanjay Kumar Das Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT
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Reduction in number of vacancies in various departments of the central government

Reduction in number of vacancies in various departments of the central government

The government on Thursday told the Rajya Sabha that there has been a reduction in number of vacancies in various departments of the central government.

Replying to supplementaries during Question Hour, Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Jitendra Singh said filling up of vacancies in the government was a continuous process and efforts were being made to reduce them further.

“The government is already working in this direction. If you go by the vacancy figures, the percentage of the vacancy strength has been constantly reducing over the past five to six years.

“When this government came in, in the year 2013-14, ending March 31, 2014 before the government took over, the vacancy percentage was 16.2 per cent. The successive year it is 11.57 per cent. Then in 2015-16 it is 11.52 per cent, then in 2016-17 it is 11.36 per cent. In fact, the record is better in the central government than many of the states,” he said.

Singh said the record in the central government was far better than Karnataka where he said it had gone down from 27.3 per cent in 2014-15 to 32.56 per cent in 2018-19.

He also informed the House that steps to fill up almost 4 lakh vacancies in central government departments was underway and would be filled up by 2020.

The minister also pointed out that the Congress had claimed in its manifesto for the recent Lok Sabha polls that it will fill up the 4 lakh vacancies in the central government departments and the PSUs.

But, he said, the party did not mention that the process for filling up the vacancies had already started during the last NDA regime.

Singh said there is a total vacancy of 6,83,823 in all departments of central government, out of which almost half 3,89,069, almost 4 lakh, were already in the process of being filled up in the beginning of the year.

“All of 4 lakh vacancies in central government and PSUs, judiciary and Parliament will be filled up before March 2020.

But the catch is that the process of filling the vacancies had already been in the process. So we are already pro-active in filling up of vacancies,” the minister said.

In his written reply, the minister said vacancies in Central Government Ministries/Departments, their attached and subordinate offices arise due to retirement, resignation, voluntary retirement, promotion, transfer, transfer on deputation, termination of service, dismissal from service, death etc.

Based on the vacancies reported by the user Departments, the SSC has started recruitment process to fill up 1,05, 338 posts during the year 2019 and 2020, the minister said.

“During 2017-18, the Centralised Employment Notifications (CENs) for 1,27,573 combined vacancies of various Group C and Level-1 posts were notified by the Ministry of Railways For new and future vacancies to arise in two years time, another five CENs covering 1,56,138 vacancies of various Group C and Level-1 posts have been issued in 2018-19.

“Thus, recruitment process to fill up 3,89,069 vacancies has already started,” the minister said.

To reduce the recruitment cycle, some recruiting agencies have switched over to computer based on-line test and interview for non-gazetted posts has been discontinued, he said in a written reply.

The minister also said provisional appointment is being made pending verification of antecedents of the candidates.

PTI
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Thursday, 25 July 2019

Sexual Harassment of working women at work place: Setting up of a Complaint Mechanism


Sexual Harassment of working women at work place:  Setting up of a Complaint Mechanism

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
ADMIN – I SECTION
10-A, S.K BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA: 700001

No.887/AN-I/Orders/X (Part-II)/ 19

Dt: 09.07.2019

ORDER

Sub:-Committee for Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at work place:  Setting up of a Complaint Mechanism


Consequent upon transferring out of Smt Pooja Bhatt, IDAS,DCFA outside the organisation, PCA (Fys) Kolkata, being the Competent Authority has reconstituted the complaint redressal committee regarding Prevention of Sexual Harassment of working women at work place, as per the laid down norms, in the Main Office, Kolkata for redressal of the complaint if any, on the subject of the staff-members working in M.O. & RTC (ER), Kolkata. The names of the Committee members are given below.

Chairperson:- Ms Panveer Saini, IDAS, DCFA, AO OCF Chandigarh

Members:-
1. Shri Subrata Bose, SAO, Main Office, Local
2. Smt.Malabika Sarkar, AAO, AN-X, M.O. (Local)
3. Smt. Sangeeta Chaktaborty, SA, T -Section, M.O., Local
4. Shri Sanjay Basu, SA, T-Section, MO, Local
5. Smt Yasmeen Sengupta, Member from NGO (Mahila Seba Samity)

Subject complaint, if any, may please be addressed to the above committee.

The contents of the circular may please be got noted by all staff-members/ Officers working in Sections of Main Office & RTC(ER) Kolkata.

Deputy Controller of Accounts (Admin)
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DOPT : Variance in determining notional pay (7th CPC)

DOPT : Variance in determining notional pay (7th CPC)

No.29018/02/2019.AIS-II(Pension)
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
AIS-II(Pension)

To,
All Chief Secretaries to the States

Subject: Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners after implementation of seventh Central Pay Commission’s recommendations- anomaly in determining notional pay.

Sir,

I am directed to refer to various communications from State Governments on the above subject and to state that the matter raised in various representations of the pensioners seeking revision of their pension after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, has been examined in this Department in consultation with Department of Pensions and Pensioner’s Welfare.

2. The basis for the re-fixation of the pension of pre-2016 pensioners are DoPT OM No.14021/4/2016-AIS-Il dated 19th May, 2017 {mutatis-mutandis based on DoP&PW OM dated 38/37/2018-P&PW(A) dated 12th May,2017} and the Concordance Tables issued by DoP&PW vide OM dated 38/37/2018-P&PW(A) dated 6th July,2017.

3. Prior to re-fixation of the pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners etc., following instructions/pension may be followed:-

(a) Para 4 of the OM dated 12th May, 2017 provides inter alia that the “revised pension/family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central Civil pensioners retired prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in pay matrix recommended by the 7thCPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulas approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. Further, para 7 of the OM provides inter alia that in case of those Government servants who retired or died on or after 01.01.1986 but before 1.1.2016, the actual pay and the pay scale from which they retired or died would be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculation of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 in accordance with para 4 above.

(b) Accordingly, the pay of pre-2016 pensioners was notionally fixed in relevant cell of pay matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay fixation approved by the Government. The pay of the serving IAS officers (including of Selection Grade officers) is also fixed in relevant cell of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay revision from 6th CPC to 7th CPC as approved by the Government. Also, the pay of serving officers who had been promoted on 1.1.2016 in JAG or Selection Grade is first fixed in the relevant cell of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay revision approved by the Government. Thereafter, they had to be promoted in next scale and their pay fixed in that level as per IAS Pay Rules 2016, granting them two increment in the promotion level.

(c) The pay of only those officers who were promoted on or after 1.1.2016 is to be fixed in 3rd cell of level-13. The pay of the officers who were already in selection grade i.e. level-13 as on 1.1.2016 is fixed as per the formula of pay revision from 6th to 7th Central Pay Commission(CPC). The notional pay of the officers who had retired before 01.01.2016 has to be similarly fixed. Therefore, the contention of any pensioner that his/her notional pay cannot be in any case less than the lowest level at which the pay of a serving officer of the Selection Grade of IAS can be fixed, is not tenable. Their pay is to be notionally arrived at by the formula of pay revision from 6th CPC to 7th CPC at par with other serving IAS officers.

4. Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioner may be revised w.e.f 1.1.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in D/o P&PW OM dated 12.5.2017.

5. Accordingly, the representations of pre-2016 pensioners may be examined by the State Government and the concerned pensioner(s) may be informed.

6. This issues is with the approval of the competent authority.

(Sandeep Kumar Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
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Policy for Non-Performing Civil Servants


Policy for Non-Performing Civil Servants

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Policy for Non-Performing Civil Servants


The provisions of Fundamental Rules (FR) 56(j), Rule 48 of Central Civil Services (CCS) (Pension) Rules, 1972 and Rule 16(3) (Amended) of All India Services (Death-cum-Retirement Benefits) [AIS (DCRB)] Rules, 1958 lay down the policy of periodic review and premature retirement of Government servants, which is a continuous process. As per these, the Government has the absolute right to retire Government officials prematurely on the ground of lack of integrity or ineffectiveness, in public interest.

For the period July 2014-May 2019, a total of 36,756 Group-A and 82,654 Group-B officers have been reviewed under FR 56(j)/similar provisions, out of which FR 56(j)/ similar provisions have been invoked /recommended against 125 Group-A and 187 Group B officers.

This information was provided by the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Development of North-Eastern Region (DoNER), MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space, Dr Jitendra Singh in written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.

Source: PIB
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Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Maternity Benefits to the Women Employees – PIB

Maternity Benefits to the Women Employees – PIB

Ministry of Labour & Employment
Maternity Benefits to the Women Employees

24 JUL 2019

Government is working on an incentive Scheme of reimbursement of 07 weeks wages for entities that provide 26 weeks maternity benefits to their woman employees as provided for in the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017. To enable an entity to avail of the incentive, the women employees working in their entity should be a wage earner of less than Rs.15,000/- per month and a member of Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) for at least one year and not covered by Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC). The scheme is proposed to be administered through Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation and shall be implemented after obtaining the approval of the competent authority.

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

PIB
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Revision of Pension of pre 2016 pensioners after implementation of 7th Pay Commissions recommendations – anomaly in determining notional pay

DoPT Orders 2019

Revision of Pension of pre 2016 pensioners after implementation of 7th Pay Commissions recommendations – anomaly in determining notional pay

No.29018/02/2019. AIS-II(Pension)
Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
AIS-II (Pension)

To,
All Chief Secretaries to the States

Subject: Revision of pension of pre 2016 pensioners after implementation of seventh Central pay Commissions recommendations-anomaly in determining notional pay.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to various communications from State Governments on the above subject and to state that the matter raised in various representations of the pensioners seeking revision of their pension after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, has been examined in this Department in consultation with Department of Pensions and Pensioner’s Welfare.

The basis for the re-fixation of the pension of pre-2016 pensioners are DoPT OM No.14021/4/2016-AIS-1I dated 19th May, 2017 (mutatis-mutandis based on DoP&PW OM dated 38/37/2018-P&PW(A) dated 12th May,2017) and the Concordance Tables issued by DoP&PW vide OM dated 38/37/2018-P&PW(A) dated 6th July,2017.

Prior to re-fixation of the pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners etc., following instructions/ pension may be followed:-

   " (a) Para 4 of the OM dated 12th May, 2017 provides inter alia that the “revised pension / family pension w.e.f 01.01.2016 in respect of all Central Civil pensioners retired prior to 01.01.2016, may be revised by notionally fixing their pay in pay matrix recommended by the 7th CPC in the level corresponding to the pay in the pay scale/pay band and grade pay at which they retired. This will be done by notional pay fixation under each intervening Pay Commission based on the Formula for revision of pay. While fixing pay on notional basis, the pay fixation formulas approved by the Government and other relevant instructions on the subject in force at the relevant time shall be strictly followed. Further, para 7 of the OM provides inter alia that in case of those Government servants who retired or died on or after 01.01.1986 but before 1.1.2016, the actual pay and the pay scale from which they retired or died would be taken into consideration for the purpose of calculation of the notional pay as on 01.01.2016 in accordance with para 4 above.

    (b) Accordingly, the pay of pre-2016 pensioners was notionally fixed in relevant cell of pay matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay fixation approved by the Government. The pay of the serving IAS officers (including of Selection Grade officers) is also fixed in relevant cell of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay revision from 6th CPC to 7th CPC as approved by the Government. Also, the pay of serving officers who had been promoted on 1.1.2016 in JAG or Selection Grade is first fixed in the relevant cell of Pay Matrix of 7th CPC as per the formula of pay revision approved by the Government. Thereafter, they had to be promoted in next scale and their pay fixed in that level as per IAS Pay Rules 2016, granting them two increment in the promotion level.


    (c) The pay of only those officers who were promoted on or after 1.1.2016 is to be fixed in 3rd cell of level-13. The pay of the officers who were already in selection grade i.e. level-13 as on 1.1.2016 is fixed as per the formula of pay revision from 6th to 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC). The notional pay of the officers who had retired before 01.01.2016 has to be similarly fixed. Therefore, the contention of any pensioner that his/her notional pay cannot be in any case less than the lowest level at which the pay of a serving officer of the Selection Grade of IAS can be fixed, is not tenable. Their pay is to be notionally arrived at by the formula of pay revision from 6th CPC to 7th CPC at par with other serving IAS officers."


Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/ family pensioner may be revised w.e.f 1.1.2016 in accordance with the instructions contained in D/o P&PW OM dated 12.5.2017.

Accordingly, the representations of pre-2016 pensioners may be examined by the State Government and the concerned pensioner(s) may be informed.

This issues is with the approval of the competent authority.

(Sandeep Kumar Sinha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT
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CBDT – Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

CBDT – Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

CBDT

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

Extension of due date for filing of ITRs for the A.Y 2019-20 from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019

F. No. 225/157/2019/ ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North-Block, ITA-II Division
New Delhi, the 23rd of July, 2019

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961

The ‘due-date’ for filing income-tax returns for Assessment-Year 2019-20 is 31.07.2019 for certain categories of taxpayers. It has been reported that some of the taxpayers are facing difficulties in filing their income- tax returns due to various reasons including extension of due date for issue of Form 16 for the Assessment-Year 2019-20.

In this regard, the Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of its powers conferred under section 119 of the Income-tax Act, 1961 (‘Act’), hereby extends the ‘due-date’, as prescribed under section 139(1) of the Act, for filing income-tax returns from 31st July, 2019 to 31st August, 2019 in cases of all taxpayers who are liable to file their income-tax returns by the said ‘due-date’.

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(Rajarajeswari R.)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: Income tax India
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