Saturday, April 30, 2011

Grant of family pension to childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee after her remarriage — Clarification - reg.


PC-VI 254
RBE No.48/2011

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

No. F(E)111/2008/PN1/13        New Delhi, Dated: 11.04.2011.

The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units.
(As per mailing list)

Subject:- Grant of family pension to childless widow of a deceased Central Government employee after her remarriage — Clarification - reg.

   A copy of Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare (DOP&PW)’s O.M. No. 1/4/2011-P&PW(E) dated 1st April, 2011 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. DOP&PWs O.M dated 2.9.2008, referred to in the enclosed O.M., was adopted on the Railways vide this office letter of even number dated 15.9.2008.

   2. Please acknowledge receipt.

-sd-
(SUNIL BHARDWAJ)
Deputy Director Finance(Estt.)lll,
Railway Board.

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Minimum educational qualification for sportspersons for recruitment against Sports Quota.


RBE No. 51/2011
Clarification/Corrigendum No.8

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


No. 2011/E(Sports)/4(1)/1 / Policy Clarifications
  New Delhi, 20th April 2011

The General Managers (P),
All Zonal Railways including
CLW, DLW, ICF, RCF, RWF, Metro Railway/Kolkata,
The CAO(R), DMW/Patiala,
The DC, RDSO/Lucknow.

Sub. :- Minimum educational qualification for sportspersons for recruitment against Sports Quota.

Ref. :- Board’s letter No. 2010/E(Sports)4(1)/l(Po1icy) dt. 31.12.2010.

   Refer Board’s policy letter mentioned above. In this connection it is clarified that instructions as contained in Board’s letter No. 2010/E(Sports)/4(1)/1 Pt.(E.Q.) dt.21.12.2010 (RBE No. 181/2010) on the above cited subject, may also be applicable in all cases for recruitment of sportspersons on Zonal Railways and Production Units against sports quota, as per Board’s letter dt. 31.12.2010 referred above.

   This also disposes ECOR’s letter No. ECoR/ Pres/ R/ Rectt./20 dt. 25.03.2011.

-sd-
(S. K. SINGH)
Dy. Director, Estt.(Sports)

No. 2011 / E(Sports)/ 4(1)11 / Policy Clarifications
New Delhi, 20th April 2011

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State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of interest during the year 2010-2011.



RBE..No.50/ 2011

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

No. F(E)III/2003/PF1/1               New Delhi, Dated:19.04.2011.

The GMs & FA&CAOs,
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(As per mailing list).

Subject: State Railway Provident Fund - Rate of interest during the year 2010-2011.

   A copy of Government’s Resolution No. 5(1)-B(PD)/2010 dated 31st December,2010 received from the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) prescribing interest at the rate of 8% (Eight per cent) per annum on accumulation at the credit of the subscribers to State Railway Provident Fund during the financial year beginning on 1.4.2010 is enclosed for information and necessary action.

   2. Please acknowledge receipt.

-sd-
(SUNIL BHARDWAJ)
Deputy Director Finance(Estt.)lll,
Railway Board.

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Special Incentive Scheme.


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No.2007/M(PU)/1/11.                                                                              
 New Delhi, dated 21-04-2011.

The General Manager,
Chittaranjan Locomotive Works,
Chittarajan.



Sub: Special Incentive Scheme.

Ref: CME/Loco/CLW's letter no.PE/PLO/03 dated 07.02.11.

   Ministry of Railways have approved the Special Incentive Scheme as proposed by CLW subject to the following :-

     1. Incentive bonus limit to be 70%.

     2. Simultaneously, allowed timings should be reduced by 2.5 % at 60% level (with cuts in allowed time being linearly indexed to increase in incentive earning between 50% & 60%, with 0% cut at 50% earning and 2.5% cut at 60% earning).

     3. Allowed time to be further reduced by 1% at 70% level using the same formula of linear indexing between 60-70%.

  5.GM/CLW to advise a time bound target of the implementation of proposed Group incentive Scheme at CIW. All out efforts may be made for switching over to GIS at CLW.

     6.This special incentive scheme is applicable for the year 2011-12. There will be no staff increase and all other terms and conditions would remain the same as were applicable for the year 2010-11.

   This issues with the Concurrence of Finance Dte. of the Ministry of Railways.

   Hindi version will follow.

-sd-
(A. K.Panda)
Director Mech. Engg.(PU),
Railway Board.

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Minimum educational qualifications for recruitment in PB-1 Rs. 5,200-20,200 with grade pay of Rs. 1800/-.

GOVERNMENT OF  INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)


No. E(NG)Il/2009/RR-1/10/Pt.        New Delhi, dated 27.04.2011

The General Manager (P)
All Indian Railways/PUS.

Sub: Minimum educational qualifications for recruitment in PB-1 ` 5,200-20,200 with grade pay of ` 1800/-.

   Attention is invited to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 05/01/2011 on the above subject, stipulating therein, to continue with the existing practice that has been followed before the issue of Board’s letter of even number dated 9/12/2010 up to 31/03/2011 for appointment on compassionate grounds, engagement as substitutes (fresh face, TADK, Act Apprentices etc.) and legal heirs of accident victims where specific approval has been given by the Board.

   Pursuant to references received from some of the zonal Railways and also the recognized Federations, the issue of relaxation in educational qualification for the above categories have been reviewed by the Board and it has been decided to extend the date of relaxation of the minimum educational qualification to the above categories up to 31/07/2011 beyond 31/03/2011, uniformly to all zonal Railways. Other conditions remain the same.

   Further, wherever the model code of conduct for elections comes in the way, the concerned Railway may take prior clearance from the Election Commission.

Please acknowledge receipt.

-sd-
(Harsha Dass)
Joint Director Estt.(N)ll
Railway Board

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Friday, April 29, 2011

Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order.


No.F. 10/9/2008- IR
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. PG & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block. New Delhi
Dated April 26, 2011

Subject:- Payment of fee under the RTI Act by Indian Postal Order.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the Right to Information (Regulation of Fee and Cost) Rules. 2005 provide that a person seeking Information under the RTI Act. 2005 can make payment of fee for obtaining Information by cash or demand draft or banker’s cheque or Indian Postal Order. It has been bought to the notice of this Department that some pubic authorities do not accept fee through the Indian Postal Orders.

   2. As stated above, one of the approved modes of payment of fee under the Rules is through Indian Postal Order. Refusal to accept fee through the IPO may be treated as refusal to accept the application. It may result Into imposition of penalty by the Central Information Commission on the concerned Central Pubic Information Officer under Section 20 of the Act. All the pubic authorities should, therefore, ensure that payment of fee by IPO is not denied.

   3. Contents of this OM may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

-sd-
(K.G. Verma)
Director

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All India Consumer Price index Numbers for Industrial Workers on base 2001=100 for the Month of March, 2011



   All India Consumer Price Index Number for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) on base 2001=100 for the month of March, 2011 remained stationary at 185 (one hundred and eighty five).

   During March, 2011, the index recorded decrease of 4 points in Chennai centre, 3 points each in Warrangal, Tiruchirapally, Vadodara and Quilon centres, 2 points in 12 centres and 1 point in 17 centres. The index increased by 6 points in Srinagar centre, 5 points in Hubli Dharwar centre, 3 points each in Bhilai, Sholapur and Mysore centres, 2 points in 5 centres, 1 point in 13 centres, while in the remaining 21 centres the index remained stationary.

   The maximum decrease of 4 points in Chennai centre is mainly on account of decrease in the prices of Rice, Onion, Garlic, Vegetable items, Flower/Flower Garlands, etc. The decrease of 3 points each in Warrangal, Tiruchirapally, Vadodara and Quilon centres is due to decrease in the prices of Rice, Arhar Dal, Onion, Garlic, Vegetable items, etc. The increase of 6 points in Srinagar centre is the outcome of increase in the prices of Rice, Poultry (Chicken), Vegetable & Fruit items, Bus Fare, Tailoring Charges, Utensils Copper, etc. The increase of 5 points in Hubli Dharwar centre is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Goat Meat, Fish Fresh, Milk, Tea (Readymade), Pan Leaf, etc. whereas, the increase of 3 points each in Bhilai, Sholapur and Mysore centres is due to increase in the prices of Rice, Wheat, Milk, Coffee Powder, Firewood, etc.


The indices in respect of the six major centres are as follows :

1. Ahmedabad
177


2. Bangalore
188

3. Chennai
163

4. Delhi
169

5. Kolkata
178

6. Mumbai
183

   The All-India (General) point to point rate of inflation for the month of March, 2011 remained static at 8.82% in comparison with the level of February, 2011. Inflation based on Food Index is 8.29% in March, 2011 as compared to 7.65% in February, 2011.

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Discontinuation of ad-hoc promotion of officials of CSSS consequent upon refusal to accept regular promotion.


No. 5/2/2010-CS-II(C)
Government of india
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievance & Pension
Deptt. of Personnel & Training

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan,
Khan Market, New Delhi 110003.
Dated the 25th April, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Discontinuation of ad-hoc promotion of officials of CSSS consequent upon refusal to accept regular promotion.

   The undersigned is directed to say that it has been observed that some of the officials of CSSS, when promoted on regular basis and nominated to some other Cadre Units as per the Rotation transfer Policy of this Department, are reluctant to move Out of their present Cadre Units and subsequently refuse regular promotion with a view to be retained in their Cadre Units. Consequently, they are debarred of promotion as per the instructions of this Department. However, they continue to be appointed/promoted on ad-hoc basis during currency of the debarment by the Cadre Units.

   2. On a reference from one of the participating Cadre Unit of CSSS, the matter has been examined in consultation with Establishment Division of the Department and it has been decided that the official who has refused regular promotion and consequently debarred shall not be appointed/promoted to the next higher grade on ad-hoc basis during the currency of debarment.

   3. Accordingly, all Cadre Units arc requested to immediately discontinue the ad-hoc promotion of the officials of CSSS who have refused to accept their regular promotion and consequently debarred from promotion for a specific period. Copies of order of their discontinuation of ad-hoc promotion may be endorsed to this Department for record.

-sd-
(Rajiv Manjhi)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Comparison of grades of running staff with those of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion/selection to Group’B’ posts.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
*****

RBE No.: 53/2011

No. E(GP)2005/2/87

New Delhi, dt:-25.04.2011

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.


Sub: Comparison of grades of running staff with those of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion/selection to Group’B’ posts.

   In terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 02.02.2006 (RBE No.10/2006), Railways/PUs were advised that instructions issued vide Board’s letter No. E(NG)l/89/PM2/8-A dated 10.1.92 and letter No. E(NG)I-98/PM2/8 dated 1.10.99, regarding equivalence of grades of running staff with that of stationary staff for the purpose of promotion to the posts in stationary categories, where both running and stationary staff were eligible and were considered together, would be applicable for determining eligibility of the candidates for promotion to the respective Group’B’ posts.

   2 The question of equivalence of grades has since been reviewed in the light of the scales of pay introduced on the basis of scales of pay recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission, and it has been decided that for the purpose of determining eligibility of the candidates for promotion/selection to Group’B’ posts, the grades of running staff may be equated with those of the stationary staff as indicated below:

S.
NO.

Category of  running  staff

Scale  of  pay
applicable  ( Vl
CPC )

Scale
stationary post
to which should be  equated (Vl
CPC ) of

1

(1) Loco Pilot (M/Exp.)
(2) Sr. Loco Pilot (pass)/
senior Motor Man

PB-2  +  GP  4200 PB-2 + GP  4600
2

(1) Loco Pilot (pass)/
Motor Man
(2) Sr.Goods Loco Pilot

PB-2  +  GP  4200 PB-2  +  GP  4600
3

(1) Goods Driver
(2) Sr. Shunter

PB-2  +  GP  4200 PB-2  +  GP  4600
4

( 1 )  Shunter
( 2 )  Sr. Asstt .  Loco Pilot

PB-1  +  GP 2400 PB-2 +GP 4200
5 ( 1 )  Asstt. Loco  Pilot PB - 1  +  GP  1900 PB-1 + GP 2400
6

( 1 ) Guard  (M / Exp. )
( 2 ) Sr.  Pass. / Sub  Guard

PB-2 +  GP  4200 PB-2 + GP 4600
7

(1)  Passenger/Sub Guard
(2) Sr. Goods  Guard

PB-2  +  GP  4200 PB-2  +  GP  4600
8 (1) Goods Guard PB-1 + GP
2800 
PB-2 +GP 4200

 

   3 . selections   to  Group ' B ' which   are  already   in  progress  may  be proceeded with  and  finalised  as  per  the existing  principles.  All  fresh  selections  including those  which  have  been  initiated  but  where  the  written  examination   has  not  been held,  should  be  held  in  accordance with  the  instructions   contained herein.  The LDCE,  wherever   the  same  is  in  force,  is  a  part  of  the  process  of  filling  vacancies in  Group ' B ', therefore,  whatever  is  followed  in  the  case  af  70%   Selection.  may
also  be  followed   in  the  case  of  corresponding  LDCE .

   4.Please  acknowledge   receipt.  Hindi version   will follow.

-sd-
(B.MAJUMDAR)
DIRECTOR/ESTT.(GP)
RAILWAY BOARD

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Thursday, April 28, 2011

PAID HOLIDAY ON 1ST MAY in WEST BENGAL


PAID HOLIDAY ON 1ST MAY in WEST BENGAL



Press-Note Published On: 21.04.2011

   The West Bengal State Government has decided to declare a paid holiday on the occasion of celebration of 1st May 2011 for all categories of workers and employees including the work-charged category in Industrial Establishment where the day has not already been declared as a paid holiday.

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Appointed as Chief Vigilance officer in the Ministry of Labour and Employment


   Shri A.C.Pandey Appointed as Chief Vigilance officer in the Ministry of Labour and Employment

   Shri A.C.Pandey, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment has been appointed Chief Vigilance Officer in the Ministry of Labour and Employment for a period of three years w.e.f. 25.4.2011 or until further orders. This change will be in addition to his charge as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Labour and Employment.

   All communications pertaining to vigilance matters intended for Labour and Employment Ministry may be addressed to Shri A.C.Pandey, Joint Secretary by name. His official and residential addresses and telephone numbers are given below:

Office Address    
                                         
Room No. 106, 1st Floor,                              
Shram Shakti Bhawan,                                  
Rafi Marg,                                                    
New Delhi – 110001                                    
Telephone: 23710239

Residential Address

 E-7/1,Sector 13,
 R.k.Puram,
New Delhi – 110066
Telephone: 24109303
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Extension of the Departmental Anomaly Committee for Railways.



GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.PC-VJ/2009,DAC-1                                   New Delhi, dated 19.04.2011

The General Secretary,
All India Railwaymen’s Federation,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi — 110055
The General Secretary,
National Federationmen of Indian Railwaymen,
3-Cheimsford Raod
New Delhi — 110055

Sir,

Subject. Extension of the Departmental Anomaly Committee for Railways.

          Ref: This Ministry's letter No.PC-VI/2009/DAC 1 dated 16.02.2009 and 12-08-2010.

   Undersigned s directed to refer Board’s letter of even number dated 12.08.2010 on the above mentioned subject and to state that it has been decided with the approval of the competent authority to extend the tenure of the Departmental Anomaly Committee for Railways upto 30th September, 2011.

   Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,

-sd-
for Secretary, Railway Board.

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Retention of Railway accommodation on educational grounds - definition of “end of academic/scholastic session”.



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

RBE NO:43/11
NO:E(G) 2006 QR 1-14           New Delhi, Dated: 5 .04.2011

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways &
Production Units.(As per standard list)

Sub: Retention of Railway accommodation on educational grounds - definition of “end of academic/scholastic session”.

Ref: Board’s letter No.E(G) 2006 QR1-14(C) dated 20-11-2006,
E(G) 85 QRl-9 dated 15-01-90 and E(G) 2006 QR1-14 dated
12-11-2007.

   Attention is invited to the contents of Railway Board’s letter No:E(G) 2006 QR 1-14 dated 12-11-2007 where the matter regarding retention of accommodation on educational grounds was reiterated as under;

          ‘Retention of Railway accommodation in the event of permanent transfer is permitted on educational grounds to cover the current academic session. The academic/scholastic session has been defined as the academic course ending with annual examination. This aspect has been reviewed and in partial modification of instructions contained in letter No:E(G)85 QR 1-9 dated 15.01.90, it has been dccided that for the purpose of retention of Railway accommodation, the end of academic/scholastic session shall mean last paper of annual examination plus fifteen days time.”

   The matter regarding rt-iteration of the existing instructions was discussed in the DC/JCM vide item No.2/2009 and as decided the instructions are re-iterated as under:

          ‘in the event of permanent transfer retention of Railway accommodation is allowed on educational ground to cover the current academic session only (i.e. end of the academic/scholastic Session) plus 15 days. The end of academic/scholastic session shall, in this case, mean last paper of annual examination”.

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

   Please acknowledge receipt.

-sd-
(MADAN LAL)
JT. DIR. ESTT. (GENL.)

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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

CLOSURE OF POST OFFICES


CLOSURE OF POST OFFICES 9,797 Post Offices Facing Closure?



   Kasargod, Apr 23: It is gathered, that the central government has given initiation to a scheme of pruning down the number of post offices in the country. As per the new policy of the government, it believes that a post office every five kms will be sufficient to serve the people. If this policy is implemented, 9,797 post offices will face imminent closure, it is learnt.

   Some post office employees' organizations have alleged that the government is planning to privatize post offices in rural places, by entrusting their operation to private parties on commission basis. Political parties claim that the 'Postal and Courier Service Bill-2010' proposed to be moved in the next session of the parliament, is an effort to privatize postal services in the country.

   Left parties have charged the central government of aiming at providing help to capitalists and mega courier companies through the said measures. They fear that once the above procedures are through, postal services will hit a new low, and thousands of employees of postal department will lose their jobs.

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First Meeting of Justice Dharmadhikari Committee on Air India Wage issues held in Delhi


   The Issues of integration of staff of erstwhile Indian Airlines and Air India into Air India Limited will be comprehensively gone into by the committee set up for the purpose. In the first meeting of the committee chaired by Justice (Rtd) D M Dharmadhikari on 27th April, 2011, it has been decided to invite written submission/suggestions from all Union, Associations, individuals and group of employees within the erstwhile companies. The Committee has been given five months period and it hopes to amicably address and resolve all the issues assigned to it. The committee will submit its report to the government within stipulated time. It is further decided to hold next meeting in the second week of May, 2011.
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Government employees cant act in films: HC




   BANGALORE: The High Court on Tuesday dismissed the writ petition filed by K Shivaram, an IAS Officer, challenging the State government order prohibiting the State government employees including the bureaucrats from acting in movies and TV serials.

   While dismissing the petition Justice Anand Byra Reddy observed that rule 16 of Karnataka Civil Services clearly prohibits a government servant in engaging in activities that generate profit without prior sanction. The order states: "It is inexplicable that the government could ever have permitted the petitioner to act in films, especially commercial cinema, at all. The obvious has been overlooked. The films he was acting were being produced as business ventures of the producers. He could not directly or indirectly involve in such ventures even if it is to be accepted that the petitioner derived no monitory benefit out of it. By acting in films he is alternatively employed and that is impermissible.

   "The involvement is complete and total in commercial films and the actors are paid for that. The contention that his official work has not suffered because of his preoccupation and he has shown superior management and administrative skills in his day to day work is besides the point for it can also be said that he could have done even better if not for his affair with films. When the films are commercial in nature it requires much imagination and naivety."

   In his petition Shivaram contended that he acted in the films to promote art and culture.

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Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr. I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008.


MOST IMMEDIATE

No. 6/3/2010-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the 26th April, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr. I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM of even number dated 29th October, 2010 and subsequent reminders dated l4th January, 2011 and l4th February, 2011 on the subject mentioned above.

   2. All the cadre units were requested to keep in readiness complete ACRS/APARs in respect of officials who applied for the Combined Limited Departmental Examination, 2006, 2007 and 2008 so that the result of the said Examination could be declared in a compressed time schedule and in a time bound manner. It was also requested to furnish the status confirming that the ACRs/APARs are in readiness in respect of candidates who appeared in the LDCE by 25.2.2011.

   3. However, the status report has been received only from a few cadre units so far. All the cadre units of CSS and CSSS are requested to initiate action for completion of ACRs/APARs in respect of candidates who appeared in the Combined LDCE and furnish the status report in the enclosed proforma to this Department latest by 2.5.2011.

-sd-
( Monica Bhatia)
Director(CS-I)


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Fourth review meeting with cadre authorities in respect of issues pertaining to CSS/CSSS/CSCS.


No.21/14/2010-CS.l (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi.
Dated the 26th, April 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject :- Fourth review meeting with cadre authorities in respect of issues pertaining to CSS/CSSS/CSCS.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated l9 April, 2011 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the following Item will also be considered in the meeting with the Cadre Units to be held at 3.00 p.m on 28.4.2011 as Supplementary Agenda item:

          Collection of data/information for Review DPC of the Select Lists 2003 to 2008 of Under Secretary grade of the CSS.

   2. This Department’s O.M. No.5/6/2011-CS.l (U) dated l5th April, 2011 (already uploaded in DOP&T website) refers in this regard.

   3. All the Ministries/Departments are requested to bring information/data in the format prescribed in the above mentioned Office Memorandum.

-sd-
(Monica Bhatia)
Director

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

MACPS Anomalies Summary record note of discussions held during the 3rd meeting of Joint Committee held on 15-03-2011 under the Chairpersonship of Joint Secretary


NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI – 110055


No. IV/MACPS/09/Pt.4
Dated — 21-04-2011

Secretary (E),
Railway Board.
New Delhi.

Dear Sir,

Sub: MACPS Anomalies Summary record note of discussions held during the 3rd meeting of Joint Committee held on 15-03-2011 under the Chairpersonship of Joint Secretary (Estt., DoP&T)

************

   NFIR invites Railway Board’s attention to its letter of even No. dated 08-11-2010 highlighting the anomalies of MACPS raised by Federation through various letters from October, 2009 onwards seeking quick redressal.

   In the 3rd meeting of the Joint Committee on MACPS held on 15-03-2011 under the Chairpersonship of the Joint Secretary (Estt. DoP&T) the agenda items were discussed in detail. In this connection, summary record of discussions since circulated by Director (JCA) vide reference No.11/1/2010-JCA dated 20-04-2011 may be referred to. Relevant portions of the record note is reproduced below for proper appreciation and action:-

     Item numbers — 1, 3, 8, 9 & 29 — Grant of financial upgradation in the promotional hierarchy instead of Grade Pay hierarchy under the MACPS.

   “Referring to earlier discussions held in the matter the Official Side stated that the Government was willing to consider revision in Para-13 of the MACP Scheme to the effect that organizations/cadres shall have the option to choose either the ACP Scheme or the MACP Scheme. However, the Staff Side pointed out that such a dispensation will not be practical and hence there is a need to explore other alternatives to solve the issue. After discussion, it was agreed that there is no need to change the basic structure of MACP Scheme. However, there is a need to separately examine those cases where MACP Scheme is less advantageous than the ACP Scheme. Accordingly, it was decided that the Official Side will write to the Ministry of Railways, Defence, Urban Development, Home and the Department of Posts to forward information in respect of the specific categories of employees where the MACPS is less advantageous than the erstwhile ACP Scheme. The Official Side also requested the Staff Side to collect and forward such information to the Department of Personnel & Training for further necessary action. In this connection, the Staff Side specifically pointed out the case of Technician category wherein under ACP (w.e.f 01-10-l999) the staff got upgradation to Rs.4500-7000(Vth CPC) on completion of 24 years whereas under MACPS they get the same benefit, i.e., Grade Pay of Rs.2800/- after 30 years.”

     Item numbers — 12, 30 & 49 — Treatment of employees selected under LDCF Scheme/GDCE Scheme.

   “The Staff Side demanded that employees selected under the LDCE Scheme/GDCE Scheme should be treated as a direct recruit and their earlier promotions and services rendered should be ignored for the purpose of MACP as was being done in the ACP Scheme. The Official Side informed that treatment of such cases would generally be same in MACPS as was in the ACP Scheme. Ministry of Railways would be advised to examine the matter accordingly.”

     Item numbers — 11, 15, 22, 39, 47 & 51 — Promotion in the identical Grade Pay

   “The Staff Side raised the issue of promotions in the identical grade pay and demanded that in such cases the benefit of one increment should be granted at the time of promotion. The Official Side stated that if regular promotion is to the same grade pay, then MACP would also be granted to the same grade pay. On the issue of whether one increment is to be allowed in such cases a reference has been received in the Department of Expenditure from Ministry of Railways. Further action in the matter would be taken consequent upon receipt of certain information from Ministry of Railways as called for by the Department of Expenditure.

   “After discussion on the agenda items, the Staff Side stated that in many instances the provisions of the MACP Scheme were being misinterpreted by various Ministries/Departments thereby causing financial loss to the employees. The Official Side stated that many Ministries/Departments had sought various clarifications regarding the provisions of the MACP Scheme which has been given. In addition, many clarificatory Office Memoranda have also been issued by the Department of Personnel & Training to allay the misgivings/misunderstandings regarding the Scheme. However, if certain misgivings/misunderstandings were still continuing, the respective Ministries/Departments may be advised to refer the matter to the Department of Personnel & Training for resolution of the same.”

   In the light of the above position, the Federation urges upon the Railway Board to take initiative for processing the issues for rectification of various aberrations / anomalies. As already suggested in our previous letters, a separate meeting may be convened for meaningful discussion and to redress the problems.

Yours faithfully,

-sd-
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

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Promotion of Private Secretary (PS) of CSSS to Principal Private Secretary (PPS) of CSSS on ad-hoc basis - renomination.


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No.3/1/2011-CS-Il(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market,
New Delhi—110003.
Dated the 25th April 2011

ORDER

Subject: - Promotion of Private Secretary (PS) of CSSS to Principal Private Secretary (PPS) of CSSS on ad-hoc basis - renomination.

   In partial modification to this Department’s Order of even number dt.29.03.2011, the undersigned is directed to re-nominate the PSs of CSSS whose names are given in the annexure to this O.M. on their appointment as PPS of CSSS in their present cadre units, as they are working in the offices of Secretaries to the Government of India and equivalent officers. The retention of these officers in their present cadre units is provisional subject to finalization of Rotation Transfer Policy for CSSS personnel.

   3. Other terms and conditions laid down in the above referred order shall remain unchanged.

-sd-
(Rajiv Manjhi)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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New Pension Scheme for railway employees challenged



   The new pension scheme introduced by the Union Government for railway employees has been challenged in the Madras Bench of the Central Administrative Tribunal.

   An employee of the southern railway and Dakshin Railway Employees Union (DREU) have challenged the scheme terming it unconstitutional and invalid.

   According to the new scheme, employees appointed on or after 01.01.1994 in the Railways would be governed by the new pension scheme which would be governed by ‘Pension Fund Regulatory Development Authority’ which would function under the overall control of Ministry of Finance. According to the new scheme, 10% of Pay and DA of an employee would be deducted and an equal amount would be contributed by the central government.

   The entire pension scheme is being authorized through various executive orders, which cannot be done to govern the retirement benefits of government employees which has to be in tune with Articles 41 to 43 of the Constitution, alleges the application. The notifications issued by the government constituting PFRDA dated 10.10.2003 and 14.11.2008 are unconstitutional, as they have not been issued by the President of India and authenticated as required under Article 77 of the Constitution and the ordnance sanctioning this also lapsed in 2005, which renders the entire process without authority of law alleges DREU in its application.

   The new pension scheme, which is mandatory to government employees curtails them from exercising any option said V. Daniel, a Helper in Southern Railway. According to the New Pension Scheme, any citizen of India can join the Scheme and they can choose their Fund Managers or opt for different schemes whereas no such option is available to government servants.

   The application also raised serious apprehension over the way in which their funds are being exposed to market risk and they cite the risk clause in the offer document of the NPS which says that “there are no guarantee on investments and investments involve risks such as trading volumes, settlement risk, liquidity risk, default risk, including possible loss of principal’. The application also cited the statement of PFRDA Chairman that pension fund managers regulated by PFRDA are not giving minimum guarantee on returns in their products.

   Besides seeking quashing of the notification and grant retiral benefits to all employees on par with those who joined prior to January 1994, the application sought an interim injunction against the notification and also to release family pension and gratuity to certain employees who died after the introduction of the new scheme.

   The matter came up before the Madras Bench of the CAT comprising Members K. Elango and R. Satapathy. Counsel R. Vaigai advanced arguments on behalf of the DREU and highlighted how the funds of the employees are being entrusted with private players and are subjected to undue risks. She also apprised the Bench that the government as an employer cannot transfer its funds to a private player and expect him to discharge government’s obligation.

   After hearing the arguments on behalf of the applicant and of the central government, the Bench ordered interim relief directing the railway authorities to offer gratuity and family pension to all employees who joined after January 2004 within four weeks from the date of application and posted the matter for June 1.

Source;www.lawetalnews.com
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Fatter pay cheques for state employees


   MUMBAI: The state government has decided to enhance the dearness allowances for employees of the state government with effect from May 1 onwards.

   The dearness allowance has been increased from 45% to 51% at par with central government employees.

   Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan approved the decision on Monday. While there was a demand to apply it from January onwards, the government has rejected the demand.

   The move is likely to cost the government Rs150 crore monthly, i.e. Rs1800 crore in a month. Some other states have applied the hike from January onwards, the state government however felt that an additional burden of Rs 600 crore would be too much to handle.

Source;timesofindia
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Grant of Child Care Leave to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children


No.AIRF/50                                  Dated: April 18, 2011

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of Child Care Leave to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children

   Railway Board vide letter No.E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-8 dated 23.10.2008 have issued orders for grant of Child Care Leave to women employees having minor children for a maximum of two years(730 days) during their entire service for taking care of up to two children for rearing/looking after any of their need, like examination, sickness etc. During the period of such leave, women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. Child Care Leave shall not be debited against leave account.

   A case has come to our notice where a Railway Servant who has not re-married after death of his wife, and therefore, he has to take care of his children up to the age of 18-22(as a normal and disabled) along with his normal duties,single handedly.

   It is felt that in case wife of an employee expires and he does not marry, Child Care Leave Care Leave may be extended to widower employee, looking into the condition of needy Child Care Leave up to his re-marriage. Such types of cases are very few and therefore can be considered with minimum cost to the exchequer.

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan ties up with Union Bank for pay disbursement to employees


   NEW DELHI: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) and Union Bank of India today entered into an understanding for centralised salary disbursement of KVS employees across the country.

   Under the agreement, a comprehensive solution for disbursement of salary to all the 56,000 KVS employees will be offered by the bank through a customised web portal.

   The MoU was signed in the presence of Minister of State for HRD D Purandeswari and the bank's chairman-cum-managing director M V Nair.

   Nair said the web portal will carry salary details of all employees of KVS schools and regional offices and ensure "transparency" in the system.

   He said the system of salary disbursement developed by the bank for KVS will be capable of handling various other features like fee collection and management of schools funds, scholarship disbursement and management of funds under any grants and aid programme

Source;economictimes
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Monday, April 25, 2011

Enhancement of 25% allowances as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance from 45% to 51%


No.AIRF/405(VI CPC)(13)                    Dated: April 19, 2011

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Attn: Shri V.N. Tripathi, Member Staff, Railway Board

Dear Sir,

Sub: Enhancement of 25% allowances as a result of enhancement of Dearness Allowance from 45% to 51%

   A large number of queries are being pouring in our office that in some of the Zonal and Divisional Railway administrations are not providing enhanced allowances to the tune of 25% due to them as a result of increase of Dearness Allowance from 45% to 51%.

   Though there are clear-cut orders, even then Zonal and Divisional Railway administrations are not properly guiding officers/staff responsible for bill preparation and disbursement. This is creating lot of frustration among the Railwaymen and agitating their minds.

   It is, therefore, requested that necessary instructions may kindly be issued to the General Managers of the Indian Railways to comply with the decision of the Railway Board and enhance 25% allowances without any delay.

   An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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Issue of PPOs and making entry of payment of Medical Allowance to Pensioners/ Family Pensioners


No.AIRF/44                       Dated: April 19, 2011

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Issue of PPOs and making entry of payment of Medical Allowance to Pensioners/ Family Pensioners

   Complaints have been pouring in our office from the pensioners regarding non-payment of Medical Allowance along with Monthly Pension by the disbursing banks due to non-availability of entry for making payment of Medical Allowance in the PPOs. Banks are asking concerned pensioners to bring letters from their departments for making payment of Medical Allowance along with Monthly Pension.

   Retiring employees had given options for joining RELHS before retirement. One month’s contribution for becoming member of RELHS has been recovered by the administration from payment of settlement dues. They have been issued RELHS Card by the administration, but in the absence of any entry regarding payment of Medical Allowance in the PPOs, banks are refusing to make payment of Medical Allowance to a person who has recently retired on 30.11.2010.Individual employee has to go pillar to post for advising banks for making payment of Medical Allowance but this is not being done easily and takes lot of time in contacting persons from table to table and getting the work done.

   In view of the above, it is felt necessary that the Headquarters office should issue necessary instructions to the DRMs/Sr. DFMs and CWMs of all the Zonal Railways and Production Units for getting entry of Medical Allowance payable to retiring employees after obtaining certificates of not availing Outdoor treatment from Railway Hospitals/Health Units. This will mitigate hardships of Pensioners/Family Pensioners.

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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Revision of rates of Kilometreage Allowance and allowance in lieu of Kilometreage(ALK)


No.AIRF/55                                        Dated: April 15, 2011

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Dlehi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of rates of Kilometreage Allowance and allowance in lieu of Kilometreage(ALK)

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(P&A)II–2005/RS–34 dated 26.12.2008

   The rates of Kilometreage Allowance and allowance in lieu of Kilometreage(ALK) were revised w.e.f. 01.09.2008 or from the date the Running Staff opted to come over to Railway Services(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, whichever is later ,vide Board’s letter cited above.

   AIRF, have repeatedly represented to Railway Board for granting arrears and to revise the rates of these allowances w.e.f. 01.01.2006 to the Running Staff who have already opted to come over to Railway Services(Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 w.e.f. 01.01.2006, but Railway Board’s decision on the subject is still pending.

   In this context, it may be appreciated that about 70% of Running Allowance is having Travelling Allowance component and in terms of Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2008/AL–28/14 dated 01.12.2008, there shall be automatic increase in the rate of TA/DA by 25% whenever DA payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%. In this connection, it may be mentioned that DA has been increased from 45% to 51% w.e.f. 01.01.2011.

   The Board are therefore, urged upon to review the entire issue of Running Allowance at the earliest with all consequential benefits as already represented by AIRF from time to time.

   An early action in the matter is solicited.

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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MACPS to Sr. SOs(A)/Sr. TIAs/Sr. ISAs recruited as Accounts Clerks(CG-II)


No.AIRF/5                                              Dated: April 13 2011

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: MACPS to Sr. SOs(A)/Sr. TIAs/Sr. ISAs recruited as Accounts Clerks(CG-II)

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.PC-V/2009/ACP/2 dated 10.6.2009

   There is serious discontentment amongst the Accounts Staff recruited as CG-II and had been promoted as JAA(CG-I).

   The channel of promotion from JAA to the post of Accounts Asstt. was based on seniority-cumsuitability test, but promotions to the post of Sr. SO(A)/TIA/Sr. ISA were granted after qualifying Appendix III-A examination.

   Now, under MACP Scheme, financial upgradation is not being given to Sr. SOs(A)/TIAs/Sr. ISAs who were recruited as CG-II and were promoted as JAA(CG-I) even after passing Appendix II-A examination.

   AIRF has already raised this issue before the Railway board and desires that all such JAAs those who were recruited as CG-II prior to 1982 must be considered for the benefit of MACP Scheme, not treating them as CG-II Entry Grade.

   We hope, Railway Board will consider all the Sr. SOs(A)/TIAs/Sr. ISAs recruited as CG-II for financial upgradation in GP Rs.5400, as is being considered for others recruited as JAA.

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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Minimum educational qualification for recruitment in PB-I Rs.5200-20200 with GP Rs.1800/-


No.AIRF/64                                       Dated: April 11, 2011

The Secretary(E),
Railway Board
New Delhi   


Attn: Shri P.K. Sharma, Addl. Member(Staff), Railway Board

Dear Sir,

Sub:- Minimum educational qualification for recruitment in PB-I Rs.5200-20200 with GP Rs.1800/-

Ref: Railway Board’s letter No.E(NG)-II/2009/RR-1/10/Pt. dated 09.12.2010 and 5.1.2011

   The Railway Board vide their letter under reference have circulated guidelines in respect of minimum educational qualification for appointment in erstwhile Group `D’ posts, wherein it has been stipulated that minimum recruitment qualification shall be 10th Pass/ITI or equivalent. This educational qualification shall be equally applicable for appointment on compassionate ground. The Board have further issued instructions vide their letter dated 5.1.2011 that the cases of compassionate appointment which are not finalized by31.03.2011 due to any reason, in those cases also, the above noted condition of minimum educational qualification shall apply, irrespective of death of the deceased employee.

   In this connection, attention of the Railway Board is invited towards the cases which could not be finalized because of lethargy, inordinate delay in finalization of enquiry by the concerned Sectional Welfare Inspectors or other administrative delay by 31.03.2011. In such cases, the wards who are not in possession of educational qualification of High School/ITI or equivalent shall be deprived of appointment on compassionate ground without any fault of them.

   The Board are, therefore, requested to extend the cut-off date of 31.03.2011 at least for a further period of one year i.e. up to 31.03.2012 giving it wide publicity.

   An early action in the matter shall be highly appreciated.

Yours faithfully,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Payment of arrears accruing on account of pay revision and pension revision for the period from 1-1-2007 to 31-5-2009 – Payment of third and final instalment of arrears in 2011-12 – Drawal instructions – Issued.


Finance (Pay Cell) Department,
Secretariat,
Chennai-600 009.

Letter No.16697 / PC / 2011-1, dated: 18-04-2011

From
Tmt. Anita Praveen, I.A.S.,
Secretary to Government (Expenditure).

To
All Secretaries to Government
All Departments of Secretariat
All Heads of Departments
The Director of Collegiate Education, Chennai-6
The Registrar, High Court, Chennai-104
The Secretary, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Chennai-6
The Director of Treasuries and Accounts, Panagal Buildings, Saidapet, Chennai-15
The Pension Payment Officer, Chennai-6
All Pay and Accounts Officers / Treasury Officers / Sub-Treasury Officers /
All Collectors / District Magistrates / District Judges
The Accountant General, Chennai-18 / 9 / 35
The Commissioner of All Corporations
The Director of Pension, Chennai-6
All Public Sector Banks (Through Director of Pension, Chennai-6)
The Registrar of All Universities
The Director of Legal Studies, Chennai-35
The Director of Local Fund Audit, Chennai-108
The Director, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai-20

Sir,

Sub: Revised Scales of Pay, 2009 – Implementation of the recommendations of Official Committee, 2009 on revision of scales of pay – Payment of arrears accruing on account of pay revision and pension revision for the period from 1-1-2007 to 31-5-2009 – Payment of third and final instalment of arrears in 2011-12 – Drawal instructions – Issued.

Ref:   1. G.O.Ms.No.234, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 1-6-2009.
         2. G.O.Ms.No.235, Finance (Pay Cell) Department, dated: 1-6-2009.
         3. Government Lr.No.34124/Pay Cell/2009-1, Finance, dated: 26-6-2009.
         4. G.O.Ms.No.350, Higher Education Department, dated: 9-9-2009.
         5. G.O.Ms.No.499, Finance (Pension) Department, dated: 13-10-2009.
         6. Government Lr.No.16464/Pay Cell/2010-1, Finance, dated: 27-3-2010.
         7. Government Lr.No.17872/Pension/2010-1, Finance, dated: 2-4-2010.
         8. Government Lr.No.18540/Pay Cell/2010-1, Finance, dated: 5-4-2010.
*******

   I am to invite your attention to the references cited.

   2. In the Government Order 1st cited, among others, orders were issued in para 3(f) to the effect that the arrears due for the period from 1-1-2007 to 31-5-2009 after adjusting the Interim Arrears shall be paid in three equal annual instalments viz.,1st instalment in the year 2009-10, 2nd instalment in the year 2010-11 and 3rd and final instalment in the year 2011-12.

   3. In the Government Order second cited, among others, orders were issued in para 7 to the effect that the arrears of pension due for the period from 1-1-2007 to 31-5-2009 after adjusting the Interim Arrears shall be paid in three equal annual instalments viz., first instalment in the year 2009-10, second instalment in the year 2010-11 and third and final instalment in the year 2011-12.

4. In the Government Order fourth cited, among others, orders were issued for revision of pension and pensionery benefits in respect of teachers and equivalent staff working in Universities, Government and Government aided Colleges as applicable to the State Government employees and to pay the arrears for such revision after adjusting the Interim Arrears in three equal annual instalments viz., first instalment in the year 2009-10, second instalment in the year 2010-11 and third and final instalment in the year 2011-12.

   5. In the Government order fifth cited, orders were also issued for revision of pension of persons who draw 1/3rd of Pension and who rendered Government service before absorption in Public Sector Undertakings.

   6. Based on the orders issued in the Government orders first, second, fourth and fifth cited, 1st and 2nd instalments of Pay / Pension arrears and difference in pensionery benefits have been released and paid in the years 2009-10, 2010-11 and the third and final instalment of Pay / Pension arrears is due for payment in the year 2011-12. However, doubts have now been raised as to whether the third and final instalment of arrears due to the employees / pensioners may be claimed and paid to them in April 2011. In this connection, I am directed to inform that the third and final instalment of the arrears due for payment in the year 2011-12 as ordered in the Government Orders cited may be drawn and paid to the employees / pensioners immediately.

Yours faithfully,
-sd-
for Secretary to Government (Expenditure).

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Promotion of Section Officers of the CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) of the CSS on ad-hoc basis.


Time Bound

No.5/3/2010-CS I(U)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, PG and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
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2nd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan, New Delhi-110003
Dated the 19 April, 2011

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Promotion of Section Officers of the CSS to Grade-I (Under Secretary) of the CSS on ad-hoc basis.

   The undersigned is directed to say that this Department is contemplating to promote eligible Section Officers upto the Select Lists 2002, who have not been promoted yet due to want of APARs/vigilance clearance etc. to the Under Secretary grade on ad-hoc basis in the CSS for a period of one year (Annexure-l). The eligible Section Officers would be considered for ad-hoc promotion to the Under Secretary grade and hence, the following information may urgently be sent to this Department, latest by 29th April,2011:

     (i) The latest vigilance status and APARs upto 2009-2010 (if not yet sent) of the Section Officers upto 2002 Select List, as per Annexure-I;

     (ii) If any of the officer is away on deputation, the details of the same may also be intimated together with likely date of return from deputation;

     (iii) Their Personal information in the enclosed proforma-I;

     (iv) Confirmation whether the Section Officers have successfully completed the mandatory ‘D’ Level training for promotion from Section Officer to Under Secretary as per Cadre Training Plan for the CSS; and

     (v) Willingness of the officers regarding acceptance of their ad-hoc promotion if offered.


(K. Suresh Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

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Amendment to Rules of CCS ( Extraordinary Pension) Rules. 1939 – Issue of Notification dated 15th February, 2011, published in the Gazette of India on 22nd February, 2011 – regarding.


No. 33/2/2010-P&PW (F)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare

3rd Floor. Lok Nayak Bhavan
Khan Market. New Delhi-110511
Dated 20th April 2011.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Amendment to Rules of CCS ( Extraordinary Pension) Rules. 1939 – Issue of Notification dated 15th February, 2011, published in the Gazette of India on 22nd February, 2011 – regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to enclose a copy of Notification No. S.O. 410 (E) dated 15th February, 2011, published in the Gazette of India on 22nd February, 2011 on the subject cited above and to request that the contents thereof may please be brought to the notice of all offices/employees under their control for information and compliance.

End: as above

(Tripti P. Ghosh)
Director
[Tel: 24624802]

Amendment to Rules of CCS(Extraordinary Pension)(EOP) Rules,1939- Issue of Notification dated 15/02/2011

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

(Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare)

NOTIFICATION

New Deihi, the 15th February, 2011

   S.O. 41O(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article I48 the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General inrelation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules,1939, namely:-

(1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Amendment Rules, 2011.

(2) These shall come into force on the publication of this notification in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules,

(I). for rule 2, the following shall be substituted, namely :-

   “2. These rules shall apply to all persons paid from Civil Estimates, other than those to whom the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 (VIII of 1923) applies (subject to para 6 of Schedule II), whether their appointment is permanent or temporary on the scale of pay or fixed pay or piece-work rates who are under the rule making control of the President of India:

   Provided that nothing contained in these rules shall apply to the Government servants appointed on or after the 1st day of January, 2004.

   NOTE – No award shall be made under these rules in respect of a civilian officer who is deputed on foreign service under UN bodies on or after the 1st January, 1958 and who is allowed to join the UN Joint Staff Pension Fund as an ‘Associate Member’.”;

   (ii). for rule 4, the following shall be substituted, namely :-

   “4. The Ministries/Departments and offices shall have the powers to grant disability or family pension covered under these rules and they shall exercise these powers, wherever necessary’, in consultation with the Financial Advisers, but the cases which are not covered strictly in terms of the Government guidelines and instructions, reference shall be made to the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare.”;

   (iii). rule 7 shall be omitted.

   (iv). In rule 8, after sub-rule (2), the following shall be inserted namely : —

   “(3) The extent of disability or functional incapacity shall be determined in the following manner for purposes of computing the disability element forming part of benefits:-

Percentage of disability assessed by Medical Board

Percentage to be reckoned for computation of disability element.

upto50

50

More than 50 and upto 7

75

More than 75 and upto 100

100
   Provided that the above broadbanding shall not be applicable to Government servants who are retained in service.

   Note 1: The findings of the Medical Board on the extent of disability may be treated as final and binding unless the employee himself seeks a review by preferring an appeal to an Authority immediately superior to the one who had constituted the Board. In case the appeal is accepted and a review Medical Board is constituted, the findings of the Board shall be binding on all parties.

   The extent of disability as determined and accepted shall be treated as final and the employee shall not be required to appear before Medical Board periodically for the purpose of obtaining a certificate that the disability continues to persist.

    Note 2: A government servant may appeal against the decision of the Medical Board which examined him for the purpose of this rule:

   (I) The findings of the examining Medical Board shall be made known to the Government servant concerned as soon as possible after the receipt of the medical report by the Head of the Office or Department. The Government servant concerned shall, if he desires to appeal against such decision, do so together with requisite evidence in support of his case within one month from the date on which the findings of the Medical Board were made known to him. Ordinarily there is no right of appeal from the findings of an examining medical authority; but if Government is satisfied on the evidence placed before them by the Government servant concerned, of the possibility of an error of judgment in the decision of the examining medical authority, it shall be open to them to allow re-examination by a second Medical Board.

   (ii) If any medical certificate is produced. by the Government servant as a piece of evidence about the possibility of an error of judgment in the decision of an examining medical authority who had examined him in the first instance, the certificate shall not be taken into consideration unless it contains a note by the medical practitioner who gave the certificate to the effect that it has been given in full knowledge of the fact that the person concerned has already been examined by a Medical Board who have given their opinion as to the injury or disease in respect of which the Government servant had applied for benefits under extraordinary circumstances.

   (iii) The expenditure incurred in assembling the Review Board shall be borne by the Government, provided that the Government servant shall be required to pay a prescribed fee which shall be refunded if his appeal is upheld by the Review Board.

   (iv) To ensure uniformity of procedure, all appeals shall at first be referred to the Ministry of Health who shall advise on the evidence produced as to whether there is an error of judgment on the part of the examining Medical Board who first conducted the Medical examination and whether the appeal shall be accepted or not and if accepted, by whom such re-examination shall be conducted.”;

   (v). for rule 9, the following shall be substituted, namely :-

   “9.(1) when disablement of a Government service is conceded as due to Government service in terms of rule 3-A, he shall be awarded disability pension in terms of sub-rule (2) or lump sum compensation in terms of sub-rule (3) of this rule in accordance with the percentage of disability (suffered by him) as certified by the Medical Authority concerned.

   (2) If the Government servant is boarded out of Government service on account of his disablement, the quantum of disability pension for cent per cent disability shall be as specified in SCHEDULE II hereto annexed and the quantum of disability pension for lower percentage of disability shall be, “proportionately lower” in accordance with the provision provided in rule 8.

   (3) If the Government servant is retained in service in spite of such disablement, he shall be paid a compensation in lump sum (in lieu of the disability pension) on the basis of disability pension admissible to him in accordance with the provisions of sub-rule (2) of this rule, by arriving at the capitalized value of such disability pension with reference to the Commutation Table, in force from time to time: Provided that the broadbanding as provided in the sub-rule (3) of rule 8 shall not be applicable in such cases.”

   (vi). after rule 9, the following shall be inserted namely :-

   “9 A. the pensioners who are drawing disability pension under the provisions of rule 9 for 100% disability and are completely dependent on others for day to day activities, shall also be granted in addition to disability pension, the Constant Attendant Allowance in accordance with the instructions issued from time to time.;

   (vii). In rule 10, for the words “Schedule III”, the words “Schedule II” shall be substituted;

   (viii). for rule 11, the following shall be substituted, namely :-

14 THE GAZEUE OF INDIA: EXTRAORDINARY [Par Il—SEc. 3(li)]

   “11 (1) If the deceased Government servant has left neither a widow nor a child, an award shall be made to parent or parents and in the absence of the parent or parents to minor brothers and sisters in accordance with SCHEDULE II hereto annexed if they were largely dependent on the Government servant for support and are in pecuniary need; Provided that the amount of the award to minor brothers and sisters shall not exceed one half of the pension that would have been admissible to the widow under rule 10.

   (2) Any award made under sub-rule (1) of this rule shall, in the event of an improvement in the pecuniary circumstances of the pensioner, be subject to review in such manner as the President may by order prescnbe. Note.- If any of the widows, children, father or mother, minor brothers or sisters is denied any share in the property of the Government servant under a Will or Deed made by him, such person shall be ineligible to receive any award under these rules and the benefit will pass on to the next person eligible.”;

   (ix). In rule 12, for sub-rule (2), the following shall be substituted, namely

   “(2) A family pension shall ordinarily be tenable -

   (i) in the case of a widow or mother until death or re-marriage, whichever occurs earlier;

   (ii) in the case of minor son or minor brother until he attains the age of twenty- five;

   (iii) in the case of daughter during the period she is eligible for family pension under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972;

   (iv) in the case of sister until marriage or until she attains the age of twenty-five years whichever occurs earlier;

   (v) in the case of a father, life.”;

   (x). in rule 13, -

   (a) for sub-rule (1), the following shall be substituted, namely :-

   “(1) In respect of matters of procedure, all awards under these rules are subject to any procedure rules relating to ordinary pensions for the time being in force, to the extent that such procedure rules are applicable and are not inconsistent with these rules and also, if eligibility concerning pension is not covered under these rules but covered under Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 the Central Civil Services

   (Pension) Rules,1972 shall be applicable, provided it is not repugnant to or inconsistent with the provisions of these rules.”;

   (b) sub-rule (2) and (3) shall be omitted;

   (C) in sub-rule (4), for the words “Government of India”, the words “sanctioning authority” shall be substituted;

   (xi). for the existing Schedule H, the following shall be substituted namely :-

“Schedule II

   For determining the compensation payable for death or disability under different circumstances, the cases are categorized in five distinct categories as under:

   Category ‘A’ – Death or disability due to natural causes not attributable to Government service. Examples would be chronic ailments like heart and renal diseases, prolonged illness, accidents while not on duty, etc.

   Category ‘B’ – Death or disability due to causes which are accepted as attributable to or aggravated by Government service. Diseases contracted because of continued exposure to a hostile work environment, subjected to extreme weather conditions or occupational hazards resulting in death or disability would be examples.

   Category ‘C’ – Death or disability due to accident in the performance of duties. Some examples are accidents while traveling on duty in Governments vehicles or public transport, a journey on duty is performed by service aircraft, mishaps at sea, electrocution while on duty, etc.

   Category ‘D’ – Death or disability, attributable to acts of violence by terrorists, anti-social elements, etc. whether in their performance of duties or otherwise. Apart from cases of death or injury sustained by personnel of the Central Police Organizations while employed in aid of the civil administration in quelling agitation, riots or revolt by demonstrators, other public servants including police personnel, etc., bomb blasts in public places or transport, indiscriminate shooting incidents in public, etc., would be covered under this category.

   Category ‘E’ – Death or disability arising as a result of (a) attack by or during action against extremists, anti-social elements, etc… and (b) enemy action in international war or border skirmishes and warlike situations, including cases which are attributable to (I) extremists acts, exploding mines, etc…, while on way to an operational area (ii) kidnapping by extremists; and (iii) battle inoculation as part of training exercises with live ammunition. Cases covered under the Category (A) are covered under provisions of Central Civil

   Services (Pension) Rules, 1972. In cases covered under Categories (B), (C), (D) and (E), the scales of the family pension or disability pension shall be as under:-

   1. Family Pension – for Categories ‘B’ and ‘C’

   (1) Distinction between widows without children or those with children, for determination of the quantum of extraordinary family pension stand abolished. The quantum of monthly extraordinary family pension for all categories of widows shall be:

   (a) where the deceased Government servant was not holding a pensionable post: 40% of basic pay subject to a minimum of Rs.4,550.

   (b) where the deceased Government servant was holding a pensionable post: 60% of basic pay subject to a minimum of Rs. 7,000.

   (2) In case where the widow dies or remarries, the children shall be paid family pension at the rates mentioned at (a) or (b) above, as applicable, and the same rate shall also apply to fatherless or motherless children and in the both cases, the family pension shall be paid to children for the period during which they would have been eligible for family pension under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972 and the dependant parents shall be paid family pension at one-half the rate applicable to widows or fatherless or motherless children.

   2. Family Pension for Categories ‘D’ and ‘E’

   (1) If the Government servant is survived by the widow, she shall be entitled to family pension equal-to the pay last drawn by the deceased Government servant and the said family pension shall be admissible to her for life or until her re-marriage.

   (2) In the event of remarriage of the widow, family pension shall be allowed at the rate of family pension and subject to the conditions laid down under the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 from the date following the date of her remarriage.

   (3) In the event of remarriage of the widow and if the Government servant is not survived by widow but is survived by child or children only, all children together shall be eligible for family pension at the rate of 60% of basic pay, subject to a minimum of Rs. 7,000. The family pension shall be payable to the Children from the period during which they would have been eligible for family pension under the Centra Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

   (4) When the Government servant dies a bachelor or as a widower without children, dependent pension shall be admissible to the parents without reference to pecuniary circumstances, at the rate of 75% of pay last drawn by the deceased Government servant for both parents and at the rate of 60% of pay last drawn by the deceased Government servant for a single parent and on the death of one parent dependent pension at the latter rate shall be admissible to the surviving parent.

   (5) Where family pension or dependant pension is allowed under these rules, no other family pension or dependant pension shall be admissible under any other orders or rules in consideration of death of the same deceased government servant.

   3. Disability Pension for Categories ‘B’ and ‘C’

   (1) Normal pension @50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10 months, whichever is beneficial to the Government servant and gratuity admissible under the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, plus disability pension equal to 30% of basic pay, for 100% disability. There shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service having been actually rendered for earning pension, if otherwise due. No service gratuity shall be admissible.

   (2) For lower percentage of disability, the monthly disability pension shall be proportionately lower subject to the provisions of rule 8 and subject to a minimum of Rs. 7,000.

   4. Disability Pension for Category ‘D’

   (1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the pension @5O% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10 months, whichever is beneficial to the Government servant and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service up to the date on which he would have retired in the normal course and disability element equal in amount to normal family pension and there shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service having been actually rendered for earning pension, if otherwise due.

   (2) For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower subject to rule 8.

   5. Disability Pension for Category ‘E’

   (1) Disability pension comprising a service element equal to the pension @50% of the emoluments or average emoluments received during the last 10 months, whichever is beneficial to the Government servant and gratuity to which the employee would have been entitled to on the basis of his pay on the date of invalidation but counting service up to the date on which he would have retired in normal course and disability element equal in amount to the pay last drawn in case of 100% disability. There shall be no upper limit of the ‘pay last drawn’, i.e. the aggregate of the service and disability elements of pension may exceed the ‘pay last drawn’ and there shall be no condition of minimum qualifying service having been actually rendered for earning pension, if otherwise due.

   (2) For lower percentage of disability, the disability element shall be proportionately lower subject to rule 8.

   6. Additional benefits under the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 for Categories ‘D’ and ‘E’

   The Government servants governed by the provisions of the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923, (VIII of 1923) shall also be eligible for the awards under this rule. Where the benefit admissible under this rule is more than the benefits admissible under the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923, (VIII of 1923) the compensation admissible under the said Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923, shall not be separately payable. However, if the sum admissible under this rule is less than the amount payable as compensation under

   (i) the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provision) Act, 1962, (59 of 1962) as amended by the Personal Injuries (Emergency Provision) Amendment Act, 1971, (74 of 1971) and (ii) the Personal Injuries (Compensation Insurance) Act, 1963, (37 of 1963) as amended by the Personal Injuries (Compensation Insurance) Amendment Act, 1971, (75 of 1971) they shall have a right to receive an amount equal to the difference between the sum admissible under this rule and the amount of compensation payable under the said Acts. For the purpose of determining such difference, the latter amount shall be converted, if necessary, into a recurring monthly payment as in the following illustration, by applying the table given below. —

Illustration

   Suppose the lump sum amount is Rs. 2,437 and the age last birthday of the beneficiary is 43 years. The factor given in Column (2) against age 43 of the table enclosed is 0.00652957. The equated monthly installment will be equal to 2,437 x 0.00652957, i.e., Rs. 15.91 (rounded to the nearest paisa).

   Table showing the equated monthly installments payable for life in sum payment of Re. 1 (One rupee) due at ages shown in col. (1).

Age last birthday of the beneficiary on the date of death of the employee(x)(1)

Equated monthly installment for a lump sum payment of one of rupee due at age (x) the last birthday of the beneficiary (Rupee)(2)

Age last birthday of beneficiary on the date of death of the employee(x)(1)

Equated monthly installment for a lump sum payment of one of rupee due at age (x) the last birthday of the beneficiary(Rupee)(2)

15

.00471732

46

.00685763

16

.00475242

47

.00697478

17

.00478911

48

.00709629

18

.00482604

49

.00722304

19

.00486170

50

.00735539

20

.00489705



21

.00493425

51

.00749383

22

.00497370

52

.00763891

23

.00501551

53

.00779068

24

.00505986

54

.00794944

25

.00510711

55

.00811588

26

.00515735

56

.00828975

27

.00521044

57

.00847108

28

.00526648

58

.00866105

29

.00532588

59

.00885957

30

.00538879

60

.00906678

31

.00545532

61

.00928264

32

.00552586

62

.00950790

33

.00560069

63

.00974405

34

.00567982

64

.00999134

35

.00576319

65

.01024980

36

.00585008

66

.01051930

37

.00593983

67

.01080167

38

.00603239

68

.01109777

39

.00612737

69

.01140868

40

.00622483

70

.01173582

41

.00632463

71

.01207896

42

.00642615

72

.01243851

43

.00652957

73

.01281669

44

.00663558

74

.01321462

45

.00674469

75

.01363359”;
(xll). Schedule Ill shall be omitted.

[F. No. 33/2/2010-P & PW (F)]
TRIPTI P. GHOSH, Director

Note: The Central Civil Services (Extraordinary Pension) Rules, 1939 and these rules are subsequently /amended vide:

1. S.O. No.3392 dated 13th December, 1974

2. S.O. No.1487(E) dated 30 December, 2003

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