Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Special Allowance to Teaching Staff in NVS

Special Allowance to Teaching Staff in NVS
Special Allowance 10% of Basic Pay to Teaching Staff in NVS

Date: 15.06.2018
Sub: Continuance of “Special Allowance” to Teaching Staff in NVS – reg.
The proposal for continuance of special allowance @ 10% of Basic Pay to the teaching staff of NVS including Librarian has since been approved by the Department of Expenditure as communicated vide Minisry of HRD’s letter No.17-01/2017-UT.3 dated 04.06.2018.
This is issued in continuation to Samiti’s Notification of even number dated 20.02.2018,
(B. .Panda)
 Assistant Commissioner (Admn.)
Read More »

18% DA to WB State Govt Employees w.e.f. 1.1.2019

18% DA to WB State Govt Employees w.e.f. 1.1.2019
18% Dearness Allowance for West Bank State Government Employees w.e.f. 1.1.2018
The Chief Minister of West Bengal has announced today 18% of Dearness Allowance to State Government Employees, Teaching/ Non-Teaching staff of Educational Institutions, Employees of Panchayat and Rural Development, Local Bodies.
Current rate of Dearness Allowance is 100% effective from 1.1.2018.
From January, 2018 the 10% Interim Relief will be merged with Dearness Allowance. The net percentage of Dearness Allowance will be 125% with effect from January 2019.
Formal orders will be issued by the Finance Department soon!
Read More »

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

DA on Transport Allowance at Pre-revised Rates – Noting of DoE

DA on Transport Allowance at Pre-revised Rates – Noting of DoE
“Clarification regarding admissibility of DA on Transport Allowance at pre-revised rates from 01.07.2016 (@132%) and from 01.01.2017 @ 136%”
21/5/2017-E-II(B) Pt.

Department of Expenditure E.II(B) Section

Reference PUC I to III, (p.1/NLF of DOT, p2.3/cor.,p.u.6/cor.)
References have been received from Department of Telecom, D/o Revenue and Central Secretariat (Promotee Assistants) Association seeking clarification regarding admissibility of DA on Transport Allowance at pre-revised rates from 01.07.2016 (@132%) and from 01.01.2017 @ 136%
2. As per recommendations of 7th CPC, rates of Transport Allowance had been revised w.e.f. 01.07.2017. Details of rates during 6th CPC and as prescribed by 7th CPC are given below:
Employees drawing pay in Pay Level
Rates of Transport Allowance per month as per the recommendation of7th CPC
Rates of Transport Allowance per month as per the recommendation of 6th CPC
Employees posted in the Cities as per Annexure-I
Employees posted at other Places
Employees posted in the Cities as per Annexure-I
Employees posted at Other Places
9 and above
Rs.7200 + DA thereon
Rs.3600 + DA thereon
Rs. 3200/- + DA thereon
Rs. 1600/- + DA thereon
3 to 8 and those drawing Pay of Rs.24200/- and above in Level 1 & 2 of the Pay Matrix
Rs. 3600 + DA thereon
Rs. 1800 + DA thereon
Rs. 1600/- + DA thereon
Rs. 800/- + DA thereon
1 and 2
Rs. 1350 + DA thereon
Rs. 900 + DA thereon
Rs. 600/- + DA thereon
Rs. 400/- + DA thereon
3. It may be seen from the above table that rates of Transport Allowance as recommended by 7th CPC are inclusive of DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016.
4. It is clearly mentioned in the Resolution dated 25.07.2016 that ’till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay structure, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.” Therefore, between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2017, no DA had been allowed on any Allowance.
5. In case, if the enhanced rate of DA i.e. 132% w.e.f. 0.07.2016 & 136% w.e.f. 01.01.2017 given for pre-revised pay scale of 6th CPC, is allowed on Transport Allowance rates as per 6th CPC, it would exceed the rates of Transport Allowance as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission which is not permissible. Therefore, we may clarify to D/o Telecommunication, D/o Revenue and Central Secretariat Association (Promottee Assistants) that enhanced rate of DA on 6th CPC rates of Transport Allowance from 01.07.2016 to 30.06.2017, is not admissible. Kindly see for consideration.
(Nirmala Dev)
Source: CSSOA Facebook
Read More »

7th CPC Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula – NJCA meeting on 3.7.2018

7th CPC Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula – NJCA meeting on 3.7.2018
7th Pay Commission Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula – NJCA to hold a meeting on 3.7.2018

National Joint Council of Action 

4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055

Dated: June 8, 2018
All Members of the NJCA
Dear Comrades, Sub: Holding of meeting of the NJCA
It has been decided to hold meeting of the National Council of Action (NJCA) on 3rd July, 2018 from 16.oo hrs, in JCM Office, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi
The following would be the issue of discussion:-
(i) To take stock of the current situation in regard to non-settled of major pending issues, viz. improvement in Minimum Wage and Fitment Formula.
(ii) No progress in respect of NPS Covered Central Government Employees.
(iii) Other pending issues related to National and Departmental Anomalies.
All of you are requested to make it convenient to attend the said meeting so as to take the consensus decision for future course of action in the prevalent scenario.
With Fraternal Greetings, 
(Shiva Gopal Mishra) Convener
Source: Confederation
Read More »

Monday, June 18, 2018

Creamy Layer Income Criteria for CPSE and PS Bank Employees

Creamy Layer Income Criteria for CPSE and PS Bank Employees
Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classes – Revision of Income Criteria and determining equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, etc. with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria
 Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
 Department of Personnel and Training Establishment 
(Reservation-I) Section
North Block, New Delhi
 Dated June 8, 2018
The Chief Secretaries of all States / Union Territories

Subject:- Reservation for candidates from Other Backward Classes – Revision of Income Criteria and determining equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs), Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, etc. with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria – regarding

Madam/ Sir,
I am directed to invite attention to this Department’s Office Memorandum No. 36012/22/93-Estt,(SCT) dated 08.09.1993 which, inter-alia provided that sons and daughters of persons having gross annual income of Rs.1 lakh or above for a period of three consecutive years would fall within the ‘creamy layer’ and would not be entitled to get the benefit of reservation available to the Other Backward Classes.
2. The aforesaid limit of income for determining the creamy layer status was subsequently raised to Rs. 2.5 lakh, Rs. 4.5 lakh Rs. 6 lakh and Rs. 8 lakh vide this Department’s O.M. No. 36033/3/2004-Estt.(Res.) dated 09.03.2004, O.M. No.36033/3/2004-Estt. (Res) dated 14.10.2008, O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 27.05.2013 and CM. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt. (Res) dated 13.09.2017, respectively.
3. This Department is in receipt of references seeking clarification on the status of equivalence and revision of income criteria, in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) and Financial Institutions with posts in Government. In this regard, copies of the following Office Memorandums issued by Department of Public Enterprises, Department of Financial Services and this Department are enclosed for ready reference:
i) O.M. No. 36033/1/2013-Estt.(Res.) dated 13.09.2017 of this Department regarding revision of income criteria;
ii) O.M. No. DPE-GM-/0020/2014-GM-FTS-1740 dated 25.10.2017 of the Department of Public Enterprises on establishing equivalence of posts in Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) with Posts in Government for establishing Creamy Layer criteria; and
iii) O.M. No. 19/4/2017-Welfare dated 06.12.2017 of the Department of Financial Services on establishing equivalence of posts in respect of Public Sector Banks, Public Financial Institutions, Public Sector Insurance Companies.
4. It is requested to please bring the contents of the above mentioned O.M.s/ instructions to the notice of all concerned for information / compliance.
Yours faithfully, 
(Raju Saraswat) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Read More »

Medical Identity Cards for Serving and Retired Railway Employees

Medical Identity Cards for Serving and Retired Railway Employees
Medical Identity Cards – Uniformity and renewal – RAILWAY BOARD
No.2018/Trans.Cell/Health/Medical Cards
New Delhi, dated: 08.06.2018
The General Manager, 
All Indian Railways/PUs, NF(Con), 
CORE The DG/RDSO/Lucknow, 
DG/NAIR/Vadodara CAOs,DMW/Patiala, WPO/Patna, 
Sub: Medical Identity Cards — Uniformity and renewal

For bringing uniformity in the Medical Identity Cards issued to employees and other beneficiaries on Indian Railways, Board (MS, FC & CRB) have approved the following.
1. The Medical Identity Card should be a plastic based card, the size of which should be same as that of the debit/credit cards issued by banks.
2. A strip at the top of the card should have different color for serving and retired employees and their dependents as per extant instructions on color of Medical Identity Cards.
3. A separate Medical Identity Card, with unique all India number, should be issued to the employee as well as each dependent. The card of the dependent may also bear the Medical Card number of the primary serving/retired employee. The numbering scheme is to be decided by Establishment Directorate.
4. The level of entitlement of employee, which indicates the level of facilities to be provided to the beneficiaries, should be indicated on the card. The pattern being used by CGHS may be adopted with suitable modifications, if required. Health directorate may decide the same.
5. The Medical Identity Card for beneficiaries upto the age of 15 years should be made valid for 5 years, after which these should be renewed. For beneficiaries above the age of 15 years, the Medical Identity Card should be renewed on attaining the age of 40 years and at the time of retirement. The Medical Identity Card should also be reissued on change of level of entitlement.
6. Only bare minimum information of the beneficiary may be visible on the card. The following data may be printed on the card: a. The name of the Railway b. Medical Card Number c. Name & Medical Card Number of the Primary holder in case of card of dependent d. Name of the card holder e. Year of Birth f. Date of validity of the card g. Level of entitlement of medical facilities h. Health Unit i. Blood Group j. Photograph k. Signature/LTI of the beneficiary l. Signature/Designation of issuing authority m. Electronic Card reading may be incorporated where such systems are implemented.
This issues with the concurrence of Associate Finance of Transformation Cell of Railway Board.
 (Rajesh Gupta) 
Executive Director Transformation Cell
Source: NFIR
Read More »

Historic 16 days GDS All India Strike – Confederation

Historic 16 days GDS All India Strike – Confederation

Circular No.CHQ/02/2018 Dt.11-06-2018
Dear Comrades,
Historic 16 days GDS All India Strike
Red salute & Revolutionary greetings to all
United we stand .. divided we fall ….
The AIPEU-GDS CHQ convey its sincere thanks to all GDS comrades for their support, cooperation, encouragement during the period of 16 days indefinite strike from 22nd May to 06th June 2018. The strike is a historical and heroic-one in the history of Postal Trade Union movement in India. This is the strike against ‘discrimination shown by the Department & Government’, ‘anti-worker policy of the Govt’. and for ‘self-respect’ of GDS all over the country. This is only a first step and there are miles to go for the cause of GDS and our goal is ‘civil servant status to GDS’,
The decision taken by our CHQ in consultation with NFPE leadership to serve strike notice is quite right as it was discussed elaborately in our 3rd AIC, Allahabad and decided to go on indefinite strike during May 2018. The BEDEU served strike notice and went on strike from 14th May. The AIGDSU & NUGDS served strike notice on 03rd May to commence their indefinite strike from 22nd May. Even though our union is not consulted on the strike issue, to oppose the policy of the Govt and regarding GDS for immediate implementation of Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report and also to maintain total unity amongst GDS cadre, it is decided to serve notice by our Union for indefinite strike from 22nd May itself. BEDEU expressed their inability to share our platform. Our stand during negotiations and subsequent decisions was that unity should be maintained and our Union should not withdraw from the strike unless and until all other GDS unions also decided for withdrawal of strike. The initiative taken by our leadership in making personal contacts with other GDS Unions and timely decisions resulted in building up total unity of 3 lakhs GDS and maintaining it throughout the strike, till end.
The GDS CHQ express its sincere thanks to NFPE CHQ, NFPE & FNPO leadership for extending full support and solidarity by giving call for nationwide wearing of black-badge, demonstration, dharna, and relay hunger fast. CHQ appreciates the decision of the P4 CHQ to serve strike notice in support of GDS strike from 23rd May and it is continued till the GDS strike end.
Red salute to the decision of C-o-C, Kerala Circle during their joint Circle conference and all NFPE & FNPO departmental unions participated in the indefinite strike from 22nd to 31st May (10 days) along with GDS strike. In Andhra Pradesh, Postal JCA (NFPE & FNPO) departmental unions participated in the GDS strike for 4 days. In Tamil Nadu all NFPE departmental unions participated for 4 days. In West Bengal all NFPE departmental unions continued for 4 days in the strike. In Telangana P3 & P4 unions participated for 4 days. In remaining circles, all departmental unions of Postal Federations totally extended their cooperation, support and solidarity to striking GDS during 16 days of strike.
The GDS indefinite strike in the country attracted the attention of World Federation of Trade Unions (WFTU). The Central Trade Unions viz., CITU, AITUC, INTUC extended their solidarity and wrote to Govt. The fraternal organizations viz., Confederation of Central Govt Employees & Workers, AIPRPA (Postal & RMS Pensioners Association), NFPE, FNPO, IP/ASP Associations etc., extended their solidarity and support to the indefinite strike. There was full support from general public, print and electronic media. Com. Sitaram Yechury, General Secretary, CPI(M), Com. Pinarayi Vijayan Chief Minister, Kerala and many other political leaders and people’s representatives wrote letters to Prime Minister of India demanding immediate settlement of GDS strike and implementing Kamalesh Chandra Committee Report.
Various types of agitational programmes conducted during the 16 days viz., rallies, demonstrations, public meetings with participation of distinguished public representatives, submission of memorandums at various levels of Govt & administrations by our GDS in all Circles.
It is very much regret to mention here that this strike caused the lives of about 8 GDS comrades all over India. CHQ convey its deep grief on their demise and condolences to their family members.
The 16 days strike caused total disruption of rural postal services due to closing of 1.29 lakh Branch Post Offices and paralyzed the rural postal system in all the Circles. From the beginning to end the GDS are determined to continue the indefinite strike till the demand is resolved. The frustration prevailed among the GDS due to discrimination and delay lead to an emotional situation leading to total strike for 16 days. The Union leaders were cautioned by the cadres not to withdraw the strike and messages floated in SMS & What’sapp.
From 18th May to 5th June, many rounds of discussion took place in formal and informal meetings with the Officers of the Department besides two days reconciliation meeting with Regional Labour Commissioner (Central), New Delhi with four strike participant GDS Unions resulted in vain. Every time, the Department appealed for calling off the strike without any written assurance/agreement on our demand. All GDS unions taken a firm stand unitedly to continue the strike till an honourable settlement is reached.
The positive response in favour of GDS from public, political parties & leaders, MPs, MLAs, MLCs and many other public representatives, Trade Unions compelled the Govt and Department to change their stand. Thus major recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee on wage increase approved in the Cabinet meeting held on 6th June 2018. Though other recommendations are still pending, as the major demand is approved all the GDS unions unanimously decided to call off the indefinite strike on 16th day i.e., 06th June. Comrades, we should be very vigilant that any major deviations from the recommendations of Kamalesh Chandra Committee, our union along with other GDS Unions and with the support of Federations will start agitation programmes, if necessary.
AIPEU-GDS CENTRAL WORKING COMMITTEE MEETING:: 04TH SEPTEMBER 2018: It is notified by CHQ that the Central Working Committee meeting of AIPEU-GDS will be held on 04th September 2018 in New Delhi. Notice and agenda will be circulated soon. CWC will review the entire situation after the strike and organizational issues would also be discussed and suitable decisions will be taken.
ONE DAY STRIKE OF CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEES AND WORKERS ON 15 NOV,2018: The National Convention of Central Govt employees held on 10th June 2018 in Hyderabad Employees unanimously decided to conduct one day strike on 15th November 2018. “grant of Civil servant status for GDS” has been included as an important demand in 10 point charter of demands. As an affiliate of Confederation, AIPEU-GDS members also should participate in all the programmes including one day strike called by the Confederation of Central Govt employees and workers. State Govt employees of all the States will also participate in the strike on 15th Nov 2018. Another Circular will be issued in detail.
On 5th September 2018 Confederation, NFPE and many other class and mass organizations are going to conduct massive rally in New Delhi. As an affiliate of Confederation and NFPE, the GDS members of AIPEU-GDS have to participate in the programme. All the Circle Secretaries and CHQ office bearers nearby Delhi are requested to mobilize the GDS members for 4thSep programme and make it a grand success.
Financial Position of CHQ: It is well aware to all the members that AIPEU-GDS is well established in almost all divisions in all circles during the last 6 years period. We have participated in the recent membership verification (Sep-2017) and got more percentage of membership for recognition. It is stopped abruptly by the department and re-verification is yet to be ordered. To run our organization much more effectively at CHQ level, it needs financial support from the members. It is requested that during drawal of arrears of GDS Pay Committee, every member shall donate minimum Rs.100 (maximum amount may be remitted as per your capacity) to CHQ through the divisional / Circle Unions to fulfill the utmost needs of CHQ. All Branch / Divisional / Circle Secretaries are requested to approach the members for their generous financial contributions to our Union ensure the support to CHQ positively.
Address of the CHQ: General Secretary, AIPEU-GDS Dada Ghosh Bhawan 2151/1, New Patel Road New Dehil – 110 008 ….. Remittance will be made by MO to the above address & with full address of remitter.
With fraternal greetings,
General Secretary 
Source: Confederation
Read More »

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Opening of 6 New KV Schools

Opening of 6 New KV Schools
Opening of Six New KVs – Tivri, Pali, Viruppapura, Konni, Nizamabad & Lakhnadaun

F. 11029-11/2015-KVS (Admn-I)/Vol-II
Date: 11.06.2018
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan vide office-order of even number dated 30.03.2017, conveyed approval of Government of India for establishing 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas under Civil Sector with the stipulation that the sponsoring authority concerned is required to transfer the identified and demarcated land and also to give possession of the same to KVS prior to opening of the new Kendriya Vidyalaya. Kendriya Vidyalaya Tivri District Jodhpur, Rajasthan is one of the 50 new Kendriya Vidyalayas sanctioned.
Since the land in the matter of this Kendriya Vidyalaya has been transferred in favour of Kendriya Vidyalaya concerned, sanction of the Commissioner, KVS is hereby conveyed to start a new Kendriya Vidyalaya under Civil Sector with immediate effect, at the following location.
Name of Kendriya Vidyalaya
Kendriya Vidyalaya will be made functional at:
Tivri, District Jodhpur, Rajasthan
Govt Primary School, TIVRI Distt. Jodhpur Pincode : 342306 (Rajasthan)
The above Vidyalayas will start functioning from class I to V (single section in each class) during the academic year 2018-19 and thereafter will grow consequently based on feasibility.
The admission process may be completed within 30 days from the date of issue of this order
(Dr. Shachi Kant) 
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)
Read More »

Revision of Pension as per 7th CPC to Retired Employees of KVS

Revision of Pension as per 7th CPC to Retired Employees of KVS
Revision of pension as per 7th CPC to retired employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

F.11015-3/2017-KVS (Admn-I)/ VolII
Date: 14.06.2018
The Deputy Commissioner /Director
 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 
All Regional Offices / ZIETs
Sub: Revision of pension as per 7th CPC to retired employees of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan-Reg.
Sir/Madam, I am to refer to MHRD’s letter F.No. 3-45/2017-UT.2 dated 13th June, 2018 and to convey the approval of the Govt. of India for revision of pension and pensionary benefits to the staff of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan as per the 7th CPC in terms of D/o P&PW OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 4.8.2016, OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 12.05.2017 and OM No. 38/37/2016-P&PW (A) dated 6.7.2017. These benefits will be applicable to employees of KVS who retired post 1.1.2016 as well as for revision of pension / family pension of those paensioners / family persioners who have retired prior to 1.1.2016.
The copies of the D/o P&PWs OMs, above may be downloaded from official website of Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions.
This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Yours faithfully,
(Dr. Shachi Kant) 
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)
Read More »

UTS Mobile Cashless Ticketing App – Book & Cancel Unreserved Tickets

UTS Mobile Cashless Ticketing App – Book & Cancel Unreserved Tickets
Cashless Ticketing through ‘Utsonmobile’ app developed by CRIS
Continuing towards digitalization and moving towards becoming a cashless economy, the initiative of faster and more techno-advanced transactions in Indian Railways is being taken up, the Centre for Railway Information System (CRIS) has developed a mobile based application ‘utsonmobile’. This application has the following features:
1. The ‘utsonmobile’ application enables booking and cancellation of unreserved tickets, issue and renewal of season and platform tickets, check and load R-wallet balance and helps maintain user profile management and booking history.
2. The ‘utsonmobile’ application is very handy, free and is available for both Android and Windows smart phone. Users can download this app from Google Play Store or Windows store free of cost.
3. First the passenger will get registered by providing his/her mobile number, name, city, default booking train type, class, ticket type, number of passenger and frequently travelling routes.
4. Upon successful registration, Railway Wallet (R-Wallet) will be created automatically with zero balance to the passenger. There will be no extra cost for creating R-Wallet.
5. The R-Wallet can be recharged either at any of the UTS counter or through recharge option available in the website.
6. In case internet connection of the mobile is not up, then ticket booking is not allowed.
7. No advance ticket booking is allowed. (i.e.) the journey date will always be current date.
8. Paperless Ticket: The passenger can travel without taking hardcopy of the ticket. Whenever Ticket Checking Staff asks for ticket, the passenger will use ‘Show Ticket’ option in the app.
  • The smart phone should be GPS enabled to book paperless ticket.
  • The paperless tickets are not allowed for cancellation.
  • The journey should commence within one hour after booking paperless ticket.
  • The Season ticket can be issued/renewed from mobile application and it will be valid from the next day of booking the ticket. No need of GPS for issue/renewal of Season Ticket.
  • Platform Ticket can also be booked from mobile application.
  • In case passenger is not able to show the ticket on mobile then it is considered as ticketless travel.
9. Paper Ticket: The passenger can book ticket through the mobile app. On booking of ticket, he/she will get Booking ID along with other ticket details. The booking details will also be available in booking history. The booking ID will also be conveyed through an SMS.
  • After booking Paper ticket, Passenger can go to the journey originating (source) station to take ticket print out from any of the ATVM there, by entering his/her registered mobile number and booking ID. The Journey is valid only with printed ticket.
  • The cancellation of Paper ticket is allowed either at the counter after printing the ticket or through the app before printing the ticket. However, in both the cases, cancellation fee is applicable.
  • The journey should commence within one hour after printing paper ticket in the kiosk.
10. For detailed help, visit website “”.
Source: PIB
Read More »


Enter your email address:

Delivered by FeedBurner