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Tuesday, 11 June 2019

Kamlesh Chandra Committee on BPMs and ABPMs/ Dak Sevaks under Rule 31 of GDS

Kamlesh Chandra Committee on BPMs and ABPMs/ Dak Sevaks under Rule 31 of 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: 10.06.2019
Office Memorandum

Subject: Implementation of approved recommendations of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on 'Schedule of Engaging Authority', Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority for BPMs and ABPMs/ Dak Sevaks under Rule 31 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS).

The undersigned is directed to refer to Rule 31of GDS regarding Schedule of Recruiting Authority of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011.

After taking into consideration the approved recommendation of Kamlesh Chandra Committee on 'Schedule of Engaging Authority', Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority for BPMs and ABPMs /Dak Sevaks, the Competent Authority has approved the substitution in Rule -31 of GDS (Conduct and Engagement) Rules, 2011 containing the revised 'Schedule of Engaging Authority', Disciplinary Authority and Appellate Authority for all categories of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) as per Annexure.

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

Hindi version will follow.
Sd/-
(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/ PCC)

ANNEXURE

SCHEDULE OF ENGAGING AUTHORITY, DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITY & APPELLATE AUTHORITY FOR GDS

1. Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Post Master

Engaging Authority: Deputy Superintendents of Post offices (in case of Divisions headed by Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General), if available, otherwise Head of the Division.
Authority :  Deputy Superintendents of Post offices (in case of Divisions headed by Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General), if available, otherwise Head of the Division
Penalties : All
Assistant Superintendents/ Inspector Posts of Sub Divisions
Penalties : (i) to (v)
Appellate Authority: Chief Postmaster General/ Postmaster General, Director Postal Services
Deputy Superintendents of Post offices (in case of Divisions headed by Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General), if available, otherwise Head of the Division

2. Gramin Dak Sevak Branch Post Master

Engaging Authority: (i) Senior Postmaster/ Deputy Chief Postmaster/ Deputy Director/ Assistant Director/ Postmasters/ Sub Postmasters in Head Post Offices/ Mukhya Dak Ghar and HSG/ LSG norm based Post Offices except A, B & C class offices.

(ii) Inspector of Post Offices/ Assistant Superintendents of Post Offices in all other offices.
Authority :   Senior Postmaster/ Deputy Chief Postmaster/ Deputy Director/ Assistant Director in their own offices/ Inspector of Post offices/ Assistant Superintendents of Post Offices in all other offices
Penalties : All
Postmasters/ Sub Postmasters in Head Post Offices/ Mukhya Dak Ghar and HSG/ LSG norm based Post Offices except A, B & C class offices.
Penalties : (i) to (v)
Appellate Authority: Head of the Division including Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General

3. Railway Mail Service Dak Sevak

Engaging Authority: Inspector Assistant Superintendents, Railway Mail Service, Head Record Officers/ Sub Record Officers.
Authority : Inspector Assistant Superintendents Railway Mail Service
Penalties : All
Head Record Officers (in own Office)/ Sub Record Officer in Higher Selection Grade/ Lower Selection Grade (in own Office)
Penalties : (i) to (v)
Appellate Authority: Head of the Division including Director Postal Services/ Postmaster General

Source: DoP
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GDS - Local language support for Gramin Dak Sevak Posts

GDS

Local language support for Gramin Dak Sevak Posts

No. 17-11/2019-GDS
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(GDS Section)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi - 110001
Dated: 04.06.2019
Office Memorandum

Subject : Provision of Local Language for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevak Posts - reg.

I am directed to refer to this Directorate letter No. 17-02/2018-GDS dated 08.03.2019 wherein para II (ii) of the orders, provision of local language for engagement to posts GDS was prescribed.

References have been received from Circles regarding facing of problems due to multiple languages decided vide Department of Posts order No.17-02/2018-GDS dated 08.03.2019. Taking into consideration the problems being faced by the Circles and request for identifying only a single Local language instead of multiple local languages, the following modification has been approved by the Competent Authority:-

Circle/ State- Wise List of Local Language for engagement to Gramin Dak Sevak Posts

S.NoName of CircleName of State / Union Territory covered under Postal CircleLocal language as for the Postal Circle
1Andhra PradeshAndhra Pradesh and YanamTelugu
2Assam- Assam (Excluding Three Dists of Barak Valley and Bodoland Territorial Council Areas)
- Three Dists of Barak Valley
- Bodo land Territorial Council Areas
Assamese
3BiharBiharHindi
4ChhattisgarhChhattisgarhHindi
5DelhiDelhiHindi
6Gujrat- Gujrat
- Dadra Nagar Haveli
- Daman and Diu
Gujrati
7HaryanaHaryanaHindi
8Himachal PradeshHimachal PradeshHindi
9J & K CircleJ&KUrdu/ Hindi
10JharkhandJharkhandHindi
11KarnatakaKarnatakaKannada
12KeralaKerala, Lakshadeep and MaheMalayalam
13Madhya PradeshMadhya PradeshHindi
14Maharastra- Maharastra
- Goa
- Marathi
- Konkani
15North East- Arunachal Pradesh
- Manipur
- Meghalaya
- Mizoram
- Nagaland
- Tripura
- Hindi/ English
- Manipuri
- Hindi/ English
- Mizo
- Hindi/ English
- Bengali
16OdishaOdishaOdia
17Punjab & Chandigarh- Punjab
- Chandigarh
- Punjabi
- Hindi/ English
18RajasthanRajasthanHindi
19Tamilnadu- Tamilnadu
- Puducherry (Excluding Mahe and Yanam)
- Tamil
- Tamil
20TelanganaTelanganaTelugu
21Uttar PradeshUttar PradeshHindi
22UttarakhandUttarakhandHindi
23West Bengal- West Bengal
- Andaman and Nicobar Islands
- Sikkim
- Bengali
- Hindi/ English
- Nepali

4 This issues with the approval of Competent Authority
(SB Vyavahare)
Assistant Director General (GDS/PCC)
Source: DoP
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Engagement of a consultant in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare


Engagement of a consultant in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

F.No.26020/17/2019-Adm.I
Ministry of Personnel PG & Pension
Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan
Khan Market, New Delhi
Dated 22nd May, 2019
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Engagement of a consultant in the Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare
The Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare intends to engage a consultant to assist the Department for undertaking comprehensive review/revision of CCS (Pension) Rules and orders issued by the Government on the subject of pensionary benefits and other important issues requiring immediate attention. The revision and review of the rules etc. is being undertaken by the Department in compliance with recommendation of the Hon'ble Supreme Court in the matter of UoI Vs. R. Sethumadhavan and Other. In addition, the Department may also assign the consultant any other work related to this Department.

Accordingly, applications are invited from retired Central Government Employees having been retired from the post of Deputy Secretary/ Director or equivalent i.e., to say from any-post carrying the following Pay Band / Pay Matrix:

i. Rs.15600 - 39100 + 7600 Grade Pay;. or
ii. Rs.37400 - 67000 + 8700 Grade Pay; or
iii. Pay Matrix 12 or 13 under 7th CPC


MANDATORY SERVICE EXPERIENCE
The applicant should have a minimum of 3 years experience in dealing with
pension cases and pension related court cases of Central Government Employees.

Age
Age should not be more than 65 years on the date of advertisement.

REMUNERATION
On selection, the consultant will be paid consolidated remuneration equivalent to his last pay drawn minus pension. He will also be paid Dearness Allowance on the 'remuneration amount' at the rates applicable for Central Government Employees on the date of engagement. No other allowance such as HRA / Transport Allowance etc. will be payable to the consultant.
The consultant may be required to undertake outstation visits also for which he will be paid Travelling Allowance/ hotel/ guest-house reimbursement as per rules applicable to equivalent scales.

DURATION OF ENGAGEMENT
The duration of engagement will be one year from the date of initial engagement which period may be curtailed or extended at the sole discretion of the Department and the same will be binding on the consultant.

The appointment of consultants would be on full-time basis and he will not be permitted to take up any other assignrnent during the period of Consultancy with the DoP&PW.

The appointment of consultant is of a temporary (non - official) nature and the appointment can be cancelled at any time by the Department without assigning any reason.

Retired central government officers desirous of consideration for the above assignment may submit their application in the prescribed proforma (Annexure-I), to Shri AshokKumar Singh, Under Secretary (Admn.I), Department of Pension & Pensioners Welfare, 3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market, New Delhi - 110 003 latest by 7th June, 2019 either in person or through post.

Applications received beyond the closing date or giving false information will not be entertained and will be summarily rejected, Only shortlisted candidates will be intimated and department of Pension & PW reserves the right to reject any or all applications without assigning any reason.
Encl. As above
(Ashok Kumar Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
ANNEXURE-I
PROFORMA APPLICATION FOR CONSULTANT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF
PENSION & PENSIONERS' WELFARE
PROFORMA-PENSION-PENSIONERS-WELFARE
 Via : Central Government News
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Foreign training undergone by Group 'A' officers of various Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India

DoPT Orders 2019

Foreign training undergone by Group 'A' officers of various Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.
F.No. 12037/03/2019-FTC
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Training Division
Block-4, Old JNU Campus, New Delhi-67
Dated: 10.06.2019
Office Memorandum

Sub: Foreign training undergone by Group 'A' officers of various Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that Training Division of this Department has been running a scheme of Domestic Funding of Foreign Training (DFFT) for the Group 'A' officers of the Government of India and State Governments/ UTs under which the officers are sent for undergoing short term (less than 6 months) and long term (more than 6 months) programs at various reputed universities/ institutes aboard.
  • This Department is collecting data regarding various foreign training programs (other than DFFT programs) undergone by the Group 'A' officers of various Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India during last one year.
  • All Ministries/ Departments are, therefore, requested to kindly provide the details of the Group' A' officers who have undergone foreign training programs aboard (othr than DFFT program) since January 2018. While sending information the following details may be provided:
Name of the Officer :
Cadre / Branch :
Designation :
Ministry / Department :
Name of the program attended :
Universities / Institutes / Organization / Country :
Duration of the program :
The requisite information in the above format may kindly be sent at email address rajendra.63@nic.in urgently by 12.06.2019.
(Rajendra Prasad Tewari)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Tele: 26165682
To
All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India.

Source: DoPT
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7th Pay Commission Recommendation for Physiotherapists. Central Government Employees - Lok Sabha Question

7th Pay Commission Recommendation for Physiotherapists. Central Government Employees - Lok Sabha Question
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO: 63
ANSWERED ON: 14.12.2018

Pay Commission Recommendation for Physiotherapists

AJAY (TENI) MISRA
K. KAMARAAJ
Will the Minister of
HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-
Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:

(a) the steps taken by the Government to implement the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations for physiotherapists regarding cadre restructuring till date;

(b) the duties and responsibilities of physiotherapists employed at Safdarjung hospital, RML hospital, Kalawati Saran hospital, JIPMER and AIIMS;

(c) whether the physiotherapists at the above hospitals are being given Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA); and

(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER
ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
(SHRI JAGAT PRAKASH NADDA)

(a) to (d) : A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO LOK SABHA
STARRED QUESTION NO.63* FOR 14TH DECEMBER, 2018

(a) As per decision of the Government on the recommendations of the 7th CPC notified vide Resolution dated 25.07.2016, necessary action on the recommendations of the 7th CPC pertaining to cadre restructuring of physiotherapists have already been taken up for implementation in some of the Central Government hospitals/institution.

(b) The duties and responsibilities of physiotherapists performed in Safdarjung hospital, RML hospital, Kalawati Saran hospital, Jawaharlal Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (JIPMER), Puducherry and All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi and six other new AIIMS located at Patna, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar, Rishikesh, Bhopal, and Raipur broadly include the following:
  1. physiotherapists works with patients who have a range of conditions including Neuro-musculoskeletal, Geriatric, Post-surgical, ICU Patients, Pediatric, Cardiovascular and respiratory. They help to diagnose, assess and treat their physical problems
  2. treat in and out patients of Orthopedic, Neurological, Medical Surgery, Pediatrics and Gynecological, cardio-thoracic, respiratory & intensive care condition by means of electrotherapy, heat therapy, hydrotherapy, exercise therapy and massage
  3. provide physiotherapy care including exercise, hot packs, wax bath, short-wave-diathermy, ultrasonic therapy, cervical & lumbar traction, gait training, electrical stimulation & bed-side physiotherapy in ward as prescribed by the medical specialist, etc.
  4. administer and supervise students and junior physiotherapists and other support workers, who are involved in physical care of patients.
  5. participation in rehabilitation of patients
  6. co-ordinate and participate in training programmes related to physiotherapist
(c) & (d) As per the guidelines issued from time to time for grant of Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA), HPCA is admissible to employees belonging to categories of Group ‘C’ and ‘D’ (non-ministerial) whose regular duties involve continuous and routine contacts with patients infected with communicable diseases or those who have to routinely handle, as their primary duty, infected materials, instruments and equipment which can spread infection.

Hospital Patient Care Allowance (HPCA) is not being given to Physiotherapists in Safdarjung, Dr. RML, Lady Hardinge Medical College and Associated Hospitals and AIIMS, New Delhi and six new AIIMS located at different parts of the country as the physiotherapists working in these hospitals/institutes are Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ category employees. In Kalawati Saran Children Hospital, the physiotherapist are not getting HPCA as these employees are in the pay scale of Group ‘B’ category.

However, JIPMER, Puducherry continues to give Patient Care Allowance to physiotherapists as per the directions of Hon’ble Apex Court. These directions were issued consequent upon re-classification of Group ‘C’ category posts to Group ‘B’ posts based on the replacement scale as there was no change in the duties and responsibilities of the post held by the incumbents.

Source: loksabhaph.nic.in
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Status of Cadre Review Proposals as on 31.05.2019 -


Central Government Employees News
Status of Cadre Review Proposals as on 31.05.2019

DoPT Order 2019

Status of Cadre Review proposals in DoPT from 1st January, 2014 to 31st May, 2019 (as on 10.06.2019)
A. Approved by Cabinet
S.No.Name of the ServiceCRC* MeetingCabinet Approval
1Indian Cost Accounts Service29/10/201302/01/2014
2Central Power Engineering Service11/12/201313/05/2014
3Indian Ordnance Factory Service19/03/201429/10/2014
4Indian Civil Accounts Service12/02/201316/01/2015
5Border Road Engineering Service26/02/201507/04/2015
6Defence Aeronautical Quality Assurance Service08/01/201506/05/2015
7Indian Trade Service05/05/201401/07/2015
8Indian Statistical Service24/06/201429/07/2015
9Indian Skill Development Service10/04/201507/10/2015
10Indian Postal Service20/12/201525/05/2010
11Central Reserve Police Force15/12/201529/06/2016
12Indian Information Service05/05/201624/08/2016
13Border Security Force29/05/201612/09/2016
14Indian P&T Accounts and Finance Service12/09/201527/10/2016
15Ministry of Micro. Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME); Indian Enterprise Development Service (IEDS)29/12/201521/12/2016
16Indian Telecom Service09/10/201621/12/2016
17Central Engineering Service (Roads)25/04/201606/03/2017
18Indian Naval Material Management Service24/10/201322/06/2017
19Indian Defence Accounts Service09/09/201619/07/2017
20Sashastra Seema Bal (Group ‘A' Combatised)19/07/201720/12/2017
21Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)15/05/201710/01/2018
22Indian Petroleum and Explosive Safety Service (IPESS)09/01/201702/05/2018
23Indian Railways Personnel Service19/04/201819/02/2019
24Indian Railways Traffic Service19/04/201819/02/2019
25Indian Railways Stores Servile19/04/201819/02/2019
26Indian Railways Accounts Service19/04/201819/02/2019
27Indian Railways Service of Mechanical Engineers19/04/201919/02/2019
28Indian Railways Service of Electrical Engineers19/04/201819/02/2019
29Indian Railways Service of Engineers19/04/201819/02/2019
30Indian Railways Service of Signal Engineers19/04/201819/02/2019


Cadre-Review-Proposals-DoPT
Source: DoPT
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Crucial issues related to the revival of BSNL

BSNL EMPLOYEES UNION

Centred Head Quarter
Main Recognised Representation Union,
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 215/1, new patel Nagar,
Opp. Shadipur Bus Depot, New Delhi-110001
BSNLEU/ 604 (DEV)
06.06.2019
To,
Shn Ravi Shankar Prasad Ji,
Hon'ble Minister of Communications,
Sanchar Bhawan,
20, Ashoka Road,
New Delhi- 110001

Sir,
Sub: Crucial issues related to the revival of BSNL - reg.

At the outset, BSNLEU, the main recognised representative union In BSNL, heartily welcomes you, on your assuming change as the Hon'ble Minister of Telecommunications and IT. On this occasion, BSNLEU welcomes and also highly appreciates your statement that, BSNL and MTNL should remain healthy in the nation's interest. BSNLEU also approves your view that BSNL and MTNL need to become professional and adopt the competitive, attitude. In this connection, we also recollect the statement made by you, in your earlier tenure as the Honb'le Minister of Communications and IT, that BSNL was not allowed to grow for 10 years from 2004. BSNLEU assures to strengthen your hands, in all your endeavours to strengthen BSNL.

It is not out of context to point out here that, the entire telecom sector is stressed due to the predatory pricing being adopted by Reliance Jio. Due to this, all the telecom service providers. including Airtel and Vodafone Idea, have gone into loss. However, even under such a stressed situation, it is only BSNL, apart from Reliance Jio, which is consistently expanding its Mobile Customer bass every month. Under these circumstances, we wish to reiterate that, an early allotment of 4G spectrum to BSNL, by the government, will go a long way In speedily restoring the financial health of BSNL.
At this juncture, it is our duty to bring to your kind notice that, two Important decisions of the Union cabinet, taken in September, 2000, i.e. on the eve of the formation of BSNL, are yet to be implemented. Both these decisions are very crucial for the financial revival of BSNL The first decision is that, the government would do everything possible to keep BSNL financially viable. It is needless to state that this decision needs to be implemented in letter and spirit. The second decision is that. alt the asset and liabilities of the department would be transferred to BSNL While the liabilities stand transferred to BSNL, the assets are not transferred to BSNL. We request you to kindly look into these and to do the needful.

At this juncture, we also like to draw your kind attention to the moves presently being, made by the DoT and BSNL Management, to implement VRS, is well as the rolling back of the retirement at from 60 to 58 years, in the name of reviving BSNL's financial health. When 79,295 employees, from the present strength of 1,65,657, are going to retire In the next 4 years, ie., by April,2024, we do not understand the logic behind the urgency to implement VRS in BSNL. Similarly, as per the assurance given by the government in 2000, to the erstwhile recognised federations, only the government rules with regards to retirement age, are applicable to BSNL employees. We request you to kindly look into these aspects.

Another important aspect, connected with the revival of BSNL is that the Company is having vacant lands throughout the country, whose value is pegged at more than Rs.1 lakh crore. BSNL Management has estimated to earn Rs. 5000 crore to Rs. 10,000 crore per annum, by renting / leasing out those vacant lands. However, the DoT is yet to accord necessary approval to BSNL, for the monetization of the vacant lands. Similarly, the government of India Rule, in respect of payment of Pension Contribution, is yet to be implemented in the case of BSNL, as a result of which a huge amount is being collected in excess every year from BSNL, in the name of Pension Contribution. An early decision by the DoT in these issues, will go a long way to ensure the financial revival of BSNL.
Finally, the issues of implementation of 3rd Pay Revision to the BSNL employees, and also the issue of Revision of Pension to the BSNL retirees are, agitating the minds of the employees and the pensioners, An early, as well as positive decisions on these two issues, will greatly motivate the Executives and Non-Executives of BSNL, to contribute their mite for the Revival of BSNL.

We request you to kindly look into these issues and to ensure a positive settlement of the same.

Thanking you,
Yours sincerely,
P. Abhimanyu
General Secretary
Source: BSNL Employees Union
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