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GDS: Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks - Recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee

GDS: Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks - Recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee
No. 17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan Sansad Marg,
New Delhi110001
Dated: 15.04.2019
To
The Chief Postmaster General
Kerala Circle
Thiruvananthapuram-695 033

Subject : Implementation of recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on Limited Transfer Facility for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

Kindly refer to your office letter No. ST/120/GDS Tfr/2018 dated 27.03.2019 on the above noted subject and to inform that, the GDSs transfer cases, which were received before 04.01.2019 i.e. date of issue of revised instruction on the subject may be considered for transfer of GDSs, only if they are fulfilling conditions mentioned in DG Posts’ OM dated 04.01.2019.

Copy to:-
All the Heads of Circle (except Kerala Circle):- for information and similar action.
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(S.B. Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/ PCC)
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Rule 9 Minor and Major penalties of GDS Conduct and Engagement Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks - GDS

Rule 9 Minor and Major penalties of GDS Conduct and Engagement Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks - GDS
No.17-31/2016-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 23.04.2019
Office Memorandum

Subject : Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on disciplinary aspects specified in Rule 9 (Minor and Major penalties of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

The undersigned is directed to refer to letter No. 17-391212012 GDS dated 14th January, 2015 regarding Minor and Major penalties specified in Rule 9 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement Rules, 2011)

After taking into consideration the approved recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on disciplinary aspects (Minor and Major Penalties) of Gramin Dak Sevaks and in supersession of all previous orders regarding minor and major penalties of Gramin Dak Sevaks, the Competent Authority has approved the following substitution in the Minor and Major penalties in Rule-9 of GDS Conduct and Engagement; Rules, 2011 for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) :-

“9. Nature of Penalties

“The following penalties may, for good and sufficient reasons and as hereinafter provided, to be imposed by the Recruiting Authority namely :-

Minor Penalties

(i) Censure;
(ii) Debarring of a Sevak from appearing in the recruitment examination for the post of Multi Tasking Staff and /or Postman and / or Mail
Guard and/or from being considered for recruitment as Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant for a period not exceeding three years;
(iii) Debarring of a Sevak from being considered for recruitment to Multi Tasking Staff on the basis of selection-cum-seniority for a period not exceeding three years;
(iv) Recovery from Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) of the whole or part of any pecuniary loss caused to the Government by negligence or breach of orders;
(v) Withholding of annual increase in Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA) without cumulative effect for a period not exceeding three years;

Minor Penalties

(vi) Reduction to a lower stage in the TRCA slab for a specified period exceeding three years (not in nature of permanent measure) with further directions as to whether or not the Sevak will earn annual increase during the period of reduction and whether on expiry of such period, the reduction will or will not have the effect of postponing the future increases of his / her Time Related Continuity Allowance (TRCA).
(vii) Compulsory Discharge from engagement with monetary benefits (i.e. SDBS etc.) and GDS Gratuity proportionate to engagement period rendered by GDS, as per conditions laid down in DG Posts’ O.M. No L7-31.12016-GDS dated 27th June, 2018.
(viii) Removal from engagement which shall not be a disqualification for future engagement;
(ix) Dismissal from engagement, which shall ordinarily be a disqualification for future engagement.

Note: The Penalty of recovery under Rule 9 (iv) can be imposed fully without any restriction.”

The above instructions will come into effect from the date of issue of this O.M.

Hindi version will follow.
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(SB Vyavahaie)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
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GPF benefit to the employees who are governed under the NPS scheme recruited on or after 1-1- 2004

GPF benefit to the employees who are governed under the NPS scheme recruited on or after 1-1- 2004

No.NC-JCM-2019/Pension/NPS
April 23 , 2019
The Secretary
Government of India
Department of Pension and Pensioners welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan.
Khan Market, New Delhi.

Sir,
Sub : GPF for those who have been recruited on or after 1-1-2004.

Ref : Item No. 5 of the agenda point discussed in the 47th meeting of National Council (JCM) held under the Chairmanship of Cabinet Secretary on 13th April 2019.

You are aware that the Staff side of the National Council JCM is repeatedly demanding for withdrawing the NPS and re introduce the defined Guaranteed pension scheme under the CCS (Pension) Rules 1972 to the employees who have been recruited on or after 1-1-2004. However pending the same the staff side has represented for extending the benefit of GPF for those employees who have been appointed on or before 1-1-2004 and governed under NPS on an optional basis. In the 47th National Council JCM meeting held on 13-4-2019, the Staff side reiterated their demand and requested that the GPF scheme may be extended to the NPS employees who opt for the same as an additional saving benefit. The Cabinet Secretary desired that the demand of the Staff Side may be considered favorably. Your good self has also assured that the demand of the Staff side would be considered and decision taken at the earliest.

In view of the above we submit the following justification for extending the GPF benefit on optional basis to the employees who are governed under the NPS scheme.

The advantage of GPF to the employees is as follows:

(1) The interest rate for GPF accumulation is 8% as on date.
(2) Advances from GPF is permissible for the following purposes.
  • Illness of self, family members or dependants.
  • Education of family members or dependant of the subscriber. Education will include primary, secondary and higher education, covering all streams and educational institutions.
  • Obligatory expenses, viz. betrothal, marriage, funerals or other ceremonies.
  • Cost of legal proceedings
  • Cost of defence
  • Purchase of consumer durables
  • Pilgrimage and visiting places of eminence. This will include any travel and tourism related activities.
(3) Apart from the advances as mentioned above GPF subscribers are entitled for withdrawals from GPF for the following purposes.

(i) Education : This will include primary, secondary and higher education covering all streams and institutions.
(ii) Obligatory expenses, viz. betrothal, marriage, funerals, or other ceremonies of self or family members and dependants.
(iii) Illness of self, family members or dependants.
(iv) Purchase of consumer durables.
(v) Housing including building or acquiring a suitable house or a ready built flat for his residence.
(vi) Repayment of outstanding housing loan.
(vii) Purchase of house site for building a house.
(viii) Constructing a house on a site acquired.
(ix) Reconstructing or making additions on a house already acquired.
(x) Renovating, additions or alterations of ancestral house.
(xi) Purchase of motor car/ motor cycle/ scooter etc. or repayment of loan already taken for the purpose.
(xii) Extensive repairs / overhauling of motor car.
(xiii) Making deposit to book a motor car / motor cycle / scooter, moped, etc

Apart from the above tax deduction under section 80C is also available. Annual statements will be issued on the 1st of April every year.

From the above it is amply clear that the GPF is more advantages to the employees than the Tier-II scheme of NPS. Therefore as stated by the staff side in the National Council JCM meeting held on 13 -4-2019 it is once again reiterated that the GPF scheme may be extended to the willing NPS employees who opt for the same. Necessary orders in this regard may please be issued at the earliest.

A copy of your instructions may please be endorsed to this Office.

Thanking you
Yours faithfully,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary
Source: NPS
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Railways - Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme RELHS-97


Railways - Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme RELHS-97

NFIR

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI . 110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers' Federation (lTF)
No.II/13A/Part II,
The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,
Sub: Retired Employees Liberalized Health Scheme (RELHS-97) - reg.

Ref: Railway Board's letter No. 2011/H/28/1/RELHS/Court Case dated 31/05/2012.

Kind attention of Railway Board is invited to the instructions issued vide Board's letter dated 31/05/2012 wherein the Railway Board had decided to allow pre-March 2009 retirees to be members of the RELHS-97 and also for post March 2009 onwards, the retirees shall be the Members of the Scheme. The Railway Board while allowing pre-March 2009 retirees the RELHS-97 Membership without any time limit, had imposed restriction of one year for March, 2009 onwards retirees to become Members of the Scheme.

Instances have been brought to the notice of the Federation by our affiliated Unions that on many Zonal Railways/PUs there are good number of retired Railway employees or their dependent family members belonging to the period post March 2009 and upto 3110512012 who could not avail the opportunity during the one year period, are now requesting to joining the Scheme. These retired employees or their dependent families have been living in rural areas and were unaware of the provision for joining RELHS-97 at that point of time. Some of our affiliated Unions took up the issue aI Zonal level in the PNM forum where the same has been pending for more than two years due to the reason that decision on this subject is required to be given by the Railway Board. Federation feels that the Railway Board would appreciate the circumstances under which the retired employees could not join the Scheme when opportunity was provided.

NFIR, therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider the above points and issue modified instructions to enable the retired employees/ widows who retired during the period March, 2009 upto 31/05/2012 to join as members of RELHS-97 without any time limit. A copy of the instructions issued may be endorsed to the Federation.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Copy to the Director General (RHS), Railway Board, DFCC Building, Tilak Bridge, Pragati Maidan, Metro Bhavan, New Delhi for information and necessary action please.

Copy to the General Secretary, NCRES, Allahabad with reference to letter No. 104A/NCRES/19 dated 07/04/2019.

Copy to the General Secretaries of affiliated Unions of NFIR (expect NCRES).
Media Centre / NFIR.

Source : NFIR
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