Thursday, October 31, 2013

Expected DA for January 2014 : AICPIN for the Month of September 2013.

Consumer Price Index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) September 2013

   According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for September, 2013 rose by 1 points and pegged at 238 (two hundred and thirty eight). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.42 per cent between August and September compared with 0.47 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

   The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Miscellaneous group contributing 0.44 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow & Buffalo), Pure Ghee, Snack Saltish, Tea Leaves, Onion, Electricity Charges, Firewood, College Fee, Secondary School Fee, Petrol, Bus Fare, Tailoring Charges etc. are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Wheat, Groundnut Oil, Mustard Oil, Poultry, Ginger, Vegetables and Fruit items, putting downward pressure on the index.

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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Revision of 1/3rd commuted pension portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies.

No.4/30/2010-P&PW(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension and Pensioners Welfare

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi-110003,
Dated the 28th October, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Revision of 1/3rd commuted pension portion of pension in respect of Government servants who had drawn lump sum payment on absorption in Central Public Sector Undertakings/Central Autonomous Bodies-Implements of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission.

   The undersigned is directed to say that orders have been issued vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 11.7.2013 for revision of 1/3rd restored pension of absorbees w.e.f. 1.1.2006 by multiplying pre-revised 1/3rd pension by a factor of 2.26, if it is more beneficial than the revised 1/3rd restored pension as per this Department’s CM. No.4/3812008-P&PW(D) dated 15.92008. These orders have been issued in compliance of the order dated 27.9.2011 of the CAT Hyderabad Bench in CA No.710/2010 read with their order dated 22.4.2013 in C.P. 26/2012.

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Fixation of pay on direct recruitment by UPSC.

CIRCULAR

OFFICE OF THE P.C.A.(FYS)
10 A, S. K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA-700001

No. P/O/1/Circular                                                                                 Dt: 25-10-2013

To
1.    The Secretary, OFB Kolkata
2.    The Sr. GM/GM, All the Ord. & Ord. Equipment Fys.(As per standard list)
3.    DGQA, New Delhi
4.    All the QAE formations (As per standard list)
5.    All the CFA(Fys) (As per standard list)

Subject :    Fixation of pay on direct recruitment by UPSC.

   The issue regarding pay fixation in respect of the officers who were directly appointed through UPSC on or after 1-1-2006 and are in receipt of less pay than what they were actually drawing in their earlier department was under correspondence with the CGDA Office. However, clarification in this regard has since been received and it has been confirmed that such cases are to be treated as per provisions of FR22B(I) subject to fulfilment of the conditions inherent in FR-22B(l).

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. 2011/E (LL)AT/MW/1

New Delhi dated: 24.10.2013

The General Managers, All Indian Railways, PUs and pSUs,
Metro Railway, Kolkata, CORE, Allahabad
The General Managers,(Construction), All lndian Railways
The Director General, RDSO, Lucknow
The DG/Railway Staff College, Vadodara
The Directors, IRICEN, IRIEEN, IRISET, IRIMEE, IRITM
The CAO, COFMOW, Tilak Bridge, New Delhi
The CAO, Rail Coach Factory / Raebareli, Kishan Ganj, Del
The CAO, Rail Wheel Plant, Bela

Sub: Revision of minimum rates of wages and variable dearness allowance.

   A copy each of orders No. (i) No. 1/11/(3)/2013-LS.II, (ii) No.1/11(4)/2013-LS-II, (iii) No.1/11/(5)/2013-LS.II, (iv) No.1/11/(6)2013-LS,II and (v) No.1/11/(7)2013-LS.II dated 19.09.2013 revising the rates of variable dearness allowance for contract workers engaged in (i) Construction or maintenance of roads or in Building operations etc., (ii) stones mines for Stone breaking & Stone Crushing, (iii) loading and unloading operations in railway goods sheds, parcel offices of Railways, (iv) Employment of sweeping and cleaning excluding activities prohibited under the Employment of Manual Scavengers and Construction of Dry Latrines (Prohibition) Act, 1993 and, (v) employment of watch and ward respectively is sent herewith, for information and strict compliance. The rates are applicable w.e.f. 01.10.2013.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Highlights of Employment and Unemployment situation in Cities and Towns in India (NSS 66th Round, July 2009- June 2010)

   These highlights are based on the eighth quinquennial survey on employment and unemployment conducted in the 66th round of NSS during July 2009 to June 2010. The survey was spread over 7,402 villages and 5,252 urban blocks covering 1, 00,957 households (59,129 in rural areas and 41,828 in urban areas) and enumerating 4, 59,784 persons (2, 81,327 in rural areas and 1, 78,457 in urban areas). Employment and unemployment were measured with three different approaches, viz. usual status with a reference period of one year, current weekly status with one week reference period and current daily status based on the daily activity pursued during each day of the reference week. Unless otherwise stated, usual status workers will mean all workers taking into consideration the usual principal and subsidiary status together. In this report, estimates of the employment and unemployment indicators are presented for each of the class 1 cities in India. The corresponding estimates are also presented for each State/UT for three size classes of towns, as per Population Census 2001, viz. class 1 cities (with population one million and above), class 2 towns (with population 50,000 to one million) and class 3 towns (with population less than 50,000).

   Some of the key findings of the 66th round of NSS survey on employment and unemployment conducted during July 2009 to June 2010 are stated below:

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PUNJAB Govt. Hikes 8% DA FOR EMPLOYEES and PENSIONERS.

   With Diwali round the corner, Punjab Government on Friday gifted bonanza for its employees announcing the much-awaited eight per cent hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) payable to State Government employees and pensioners which was due from January 2013.

   The increased DA would be affected from July 1, 2013, which would further enhance the DA to 80% from present 72% of the basic pay, said an official spokesman. State Government employees have been pressing the Government for disbursing DA. Spokesman said that the enhanced DA would be paid along with the pay from Oct month and the remaining enhanced DA from July 2013 to September 2013 would be paid in cash to employees and pensioners. The spokesman clarified that the decision about the pending payment of enhanced DA from January to June 2013 would be taken later.

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UTTARAKHAND Govt. Announces 10% DA Hike for State Government Employees.

   Following the demand of State Government employees, the State Government has given 10 per cent increment in dearness allowance for State employees. Besides this, an ad hoc bonus for 30 days has been approved for State workers and casual/daily wage workers of aided educational and technical institutions. Besides it, chief minister has announced Rs1,000 bonus to the Aaganwari and Asha workers on Thursday.

    Workers of regional corporations, aided educational and technical institutions and urban corporations whose remuneration have been revised/unrevised since 1.1.2006, will be eligible for the increase in dearness allowance, to be calculated from July 01. Uttarakhand Finance Department’s Government Order No. 557/xxvii(7)02/2013 dated 24 October, 2013 increases the dearness allowance of state employees working on revised remuneration, including workers of regional corporations, aided educational and technical institutions and urban corporations, effective from 01 July, 2013  from 80 per cent to 90 per cent. The same order also increases the dearness allowance of state employees working on unrevised remuneration by 17 per cent, from 166 per cent of the basic salary to 183 per cent of the basic salary.

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Granting of 4600 to MCM, 30 Days EL, Ex-Gratia to Family Members and Appointment of 7th CPC - INDWF Published the decisions were taken by MoD.

INDIAN NATIONAL DEFENCE WORKERS FEDERATION

Minutes of Meeting with Secretary DOP&T held on 24.10.2013 at New Delhi

INDWF/Circular/015/2013

Date: 25.10.2013

To
All Affiliated Unions of INDWF

   Indian National Defence Workers Federation continuously representing in various forums and also raised before Hon’ble Defence Minister on the pending issues of Defence Civilian employees.  Now on the following issues, decisions were taken by Ministry of Defence which are as follows.

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Feedback of the meeting held today with Secretary, DoP&T on Terms of Reference of VII CPC.

A.I.R.F.
All India Railwaymen’s Federation

No.AIRF/405(VII CPC)

Dated: October 24, 2013

The General Secretaries,
All Affiliated Unions,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: Feedback of the meeting held today with Secretary, DoP&T on Terms of Reference of VII CPC

   On the invitation of Secretary, DoP&T, today we met him at North Block, being led by Com. Umraomal Purohit, Secretary(Staff Side), National Council(JCM), where Jt. Secretary(Estt.), Ms Mamta Kundra was present along with the Director(JCA), Shri Ashok Kumar.

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DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE 7th CPC: Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.

DRAFT TERMS OF REFERENCE 7th CPC:
Finalized by the Staff Side at the meeting of 25.10.2013.

   A. To examine the existing structure of pay, allowances and other benefits/facilities, retirement benefits like Pension, Gratuity, other terminal benefits etc. to the following categories of employees.

   1 Central Government employees — industrial and non industrial.

   2 Personnel belonging to All India services;

   3 Personnel belonging to the Defence Forces.;

   4 Personnel called as Grameen Dak Sewaks belonging to the Postal Department.

   5 Personnel of Union Territories

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC & UDC in the Administrative Branch of Government of India Offices.

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi - 110001
Website : www.confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email : confederation06@yahoo.in

Patron S.K.Vyas 09868244035    President K.K.N.Kutty 0981148303    Secretary General M.Krishnan 09447068125

Ref: Confdn/LDC-UDC/2013

Dated : 25.10.2013

To
The Secretary,
Department of Expenditure,
Ministry of Finance,
North Block, New Delhi-110001

Sub: Upgradation of Grade Pay of LDC & UDC in the Administrative Branch of Government of India Offices.

Sir,
   This is in reference to the letter dated 14/10/2013 sent to you, on the above subject, by the All India Association of Administrative Staff, Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Government of India (Copy enclosed).

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

Grant of interest free Festival Advance to Class IV Government employees during the year 2013-2014.

No.36/1/2010-WM(6)

From
The Principal Secretary to Government Haryana,
Finance Department

To
1. All Head of Departments,
Commissioner of Divisions, All Deputy Commissioners &
Sub Divisional Officers (Civil) in Haryana

2. The Registrar Punjab & Haryana High Court, Chandigarh &
All District & Session Judges in Haryana.

Dated Chandigarh, the 25th October, 2013.

Subject: Grant of interest free Festival Advance to Class IV Government employees during the year 2013-2014.

Sir,

   With reference to subject noted above, I am directed to say that the State Government has decided to grant an interest free festival advance of Rs.4000/. (Rs. Four thousand only) to all Class-IV Government employees in the State who apply for it.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation - need to obviate delays in payment of such dues – regarding.

No. 18019/6/2013-Estt(L)
Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 21st October, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Timely payment of dues of encashment of leave to Government servants retiring on attaining the age of superannuation - need to obviate delays in payment of such dues – regarding.

   The undersigned is directed to state that in terms of the provisions of rule 39 of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972, the authority competent to grant leave is suo mote required to issue an order granting cash equivalent of leave salary for both earned leave and half pay leave, if any, at the credit of the Government servant on the date of his retirement, subject to the prescribed limits.

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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Relaxation of requirement of 4 APARs for Section Officer LDCE 2012 & 2013

No.6/1/2013-CS-1(P)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

Lok Nayak Bhawan, New Delhi
October 23, 2013.

ORDER

   Whereas the Central Secretariat Service Section Officers’ Grade (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination) Regulations, 2010 provide that for being eligible to appear in the Section Officers’ Grade (Limited Departmental Competitive Examination) (hereinafter referred to as ‘examination’) an officer of the Assistants’ Grade of the Central Secretariat Service (CSS) or of Personal Assistants’ Grade (Stenographer Grade ‘C’) of the Central Secretariat Stenographers’ Service (CSSS) possessing a Bachelor’s Degree of a recognised university or equivalent shall, inter-alia, satisfy the following condition on the crucial date:

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Recruitment of Persons with disabilities from open market – qualification of scribes – regarding.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

E(NG)II/2006/RC-2/13

New Delhi, dated 18.10.2013

The General Manager(p),
All Zonal Railways/PUs,
Chairman/RRBs & RRCs.

Sub: Recruitment of Persons with disabilities from open market – qualification of scribes – regarding.

   Attention is invited to Para 2 (ii) (b) of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 17/09/2007 regarding guidelines for providing concessions/facilities including scribes to persons with disabilities (PWDs), while conducting examination for their recruitment from open market.

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Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2012-2013.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No104/2013

No.E(P&A)II-2013/Bonus-1

New Delhi, dated 11.10.2013

The General Managers/CAOs (R),
All Indian Railways & Production Units.
(As per mailing lists No.1 & 2).

Subject : Grant of ad-hoc bonus for 30 days to the Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel for the financial year 2012-2013.

   The President is pleased to decide that all Group ‘C’ & ‘D’ RPF/RPSF personnel, may be granted ad-hoc bonus equivalent to 30 (thirty) days emoluments for the financial year 2012-2013, without any eligibility wage ceiling. The calculation ceiling of ` 3500/- will remain unchanged.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Suggestions for terms of reference of 7th CPC with respect to Pensioners

   1. To examine with a view to having a proper pension structure including provisional pension for pensioners and family pensioners both past and future so that all pensioners irrespective of pre retirement status get equal percentage rise in pension upholding the principle of parity in pension between past and future pensioners as recommended by V CPC and to recommended appropriate revised pension structure.

   2. To examine the existing pension structure including death-cum-retirement, gratuity commutation of pension and other terminal or recurring benefits, upholding the principle of Parity in Pension between past and future pensioners as recommended by V CPC and make recommendations there to be effective from 01.01.2011.

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7th Central Pay Commission - Terms of Reference -Staff Side (JCM) views - reg.

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI-11o o55
Affiliated to:
lndian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
lnternational Transport Workers' Federation (ITF)

20.10.2013

No.IV/NFIR/7th CPC/2013-Pt.1.

Shri Guman Singh,
President, NFIR
At Jaipur.

Shri R.P. Bhatnagar,
Working President,
At Dadar, Mumbai.

Dear Brother,

Sub: 7th Central Pay Commission - Terms of Reference -Staff Side (JCM) views - reg.

   A meeting has since been convened under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Dop&T at 1500 hours on 24th October, 2013 in Committee Room No, 190, North Block, New Delhi on the possible terms of reference of the 7th Central Pay Commission whereby Staff Side views may be discussed.

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Appoint Chairman and Members for 7th Pay commission immediately - NMC urges PM.

   National Mazdoor Conference has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint the chairman and other members of the 7th Pay Commission and hold discussions with representatives of the Centre and state government employees in this regard.

   “National Mazdoor Conference has urged to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to immediately appoint chairman and other members of the 7th Commission and hold discussions with representatives of both Centre and state government employees in this regard as the Central and state government employees and pensioners will be entitled to 7th Pay Commission with effect from January one, 2016,” NCM President Subash Shastri said.

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Monday, October 21, 2013

Recruitment to Group 'C' posts in Pay Band-I, with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- (pre-revised Group `D' posts).

No.AB-14017/6/2009-Estt (RR)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, dated the 21st October 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Recruitment to Group 'C' posts in Pay Band-I, with Grade Pay of Rs.1800/- (pre-revised Group `D' posts).

   This Department vide OM of even number dated 12.5.2010 requested all the Ministries/ Departments to intimate their requirements for Non-Technical Group 'C' posts in PB-1 Grade Pay Rs.1800/- to the SSC immediately in order that the Commission could initiate action for recruitment. The Ministries/Departments were also advised to take action simultaneously for framing Recruitment Rules for these posts in accordance with the Model RRs already circulated vide OM dated 30.4.2010.

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Extension in deputation tenure beyond the prescribed limit of seven years/premature repatriation from a Non - Central Staffing Scheme post – reg.

F. No.9/25/2006-EO(MM-I)
Government of India
Department of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi,
17th  October, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub:- Extension in deputation tenure beyond the prescribed limit of seven years/premature repatriation from a Non - Central Staffing Scheme post – reg.

   As per the ACC directions, an officer working on a Central Staffing Scheme (CSS) post is allowed an additional tenure of two years on his shift to a Non-Central Staffing Scheme post and vice-versa, subject to cadre clearance and further subject to the maximum limit of seven years outside the cadre at a stretch. While allowing the shift, the tenure of the officers is specified/fixed. Similarly as per extant policy, officers working on a CSS post on their premature repatriation on grounds other than promotion are required to undergo extended cooling off.

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Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.07.2013.

F. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 17th Oct, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f  01.07.2013.

   In continuation of this Department's OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 24th May, 2013, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e. f. 1.7.2013 to the following:

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GDS COMPASSIONATE APPOINTMENT - CLARIFICATION - ISSUED BY DIRECTORATE.

Government Of  India 
Ministry Of Communications & IT 
Department Of Posts 
(GDS Section)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi -110001 
Dated: 09.10.2013

Postmaster General 
North East Circle 
Shillong – 793001

SUBJECT : SCHEME FOR ENGAGEMENT OF A DEPENDENT OF DECEASED GDS ON COMPASSIONATE GROUNDS – MERIT POINTS AND PROCEDURE FOR SELECTION – CLARIFICATION REGARDING

   This has reference to your office letter No. Staff/175 -SEL / 2013 dated 29.08.2013 on the subject cited above.

   2. In this context, it may be clarified that the Scheme was initially introduced in case of GDS subject to the same condition applicable to regular employees under No. 43-212/79/Pen dated 04.08.1980.  With the introduction of the merit points and procedure for selection under letter of even number dated 14.12.2010 as amended from time to time, all conditions applicable to compassionate appointment scheme relating to regular employees continue to apply in matters the Scheme does not envisage a specific provision in the context of compassionate engagement of a dependent of the GDC [in case of death only].

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Amendment in the Rajasthan Travelling Allowance Rules, 1971.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

No. F.6(3)FD/Rules/2012

Jaipur, dated: 03.10.2013

ORDER

Sub. :- Amendment in the Rajasthan Travelling Allowance Rules, 1971.

   The Governor has been pleased to order that the following amendments shall be made in the Rajasthan Travelling Allowance Rules, 1971, namely:-

   In the said Rules - In Appendix - I appended to Chapter - V “Permanent Travelling Allowance”.

   1. in item 1(a) the existing words and figures Rs. 100/-” shall be substituted by the words and figures Rs. 1000/-"

   2. in item 1(b)(ii) and (iii) the existing words and figures “Rs. 2.50/-”, shall be substituted by the words and figures “Rs. 25/-"

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries/Departments.

No. 104/76/2011-AVD.I
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel & Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, Dated October 18, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject;- Guidelines regarding handling of complaints in Ministries/Departments.

   The undersigned is directed to say that the instructions regarding dealing with anonymous and pseudonymous complaints as contained in this Department’s OM No. 321/4/91-AVD.III, dated 29th September, 1992 and as reiterated vide DOP&T’s OM No. 371/38/97-AVD.III, dated 3/11/1997, being at variance with instructions issued by CVC in this regard vide circular No.3(V)/99/2 dated 29th June, 1999, No. 98/DSP/9, dated 31st January, 2002 and 11th October, 2002, had been receiving the attention of the Government for the past some time.

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EPFO Rerformance in September 2013

   While reviewing the work of Employees Provident Fund Organisation during September 2013, it has been observed that the Organisation settled 7,96,759 claims in its 123 offices located throughout the country compared to 7,49,639 claims settled during September 2012. More than 50 % of the offices settled more than 80% of the claims within 10 days of receipt. Offices such as Ujjain, Gwalior, Udaipur, Jabalpur, Agra and Laxmi Nagar among many others are settling 80% of the claims within 3 days. The review meeting was taken by Shri K. K. Jalan, CPFC recently.

   In addition to the above, the Organisation responded to 16,586 grievances in the month of September. As a result, the number of total grievances has come to around 6,000. The earlier number was more than 25,000. It is also relevant that 101 of the 123 offices have no grievance pending for more than a month.

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Clarification on fixation of maximum ceiling limit for payment of honorarium to Cashiers and other Cash & Pay staff.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

No. E(G) 2013/ HO1/1

Dated. 9.10.2013

The General Manager,
All Zonal Railways
& Production Units.

Sub: Clarification on fixation of maximum ceiling limit for payment of honorarium to Cashiers and other Cash & Pay staff.

   Further to Board’s letter No. 99/ AC-II/20/2/Pt. Dated. 25.7.2013 (RBA No.17/2013), the issues arising on fixation of maximum ceiling limit for payment of honorarium to the Cashiers and other Cash & Pay staff has been taken up by the Federations and the same has been considered in consultation with the Accounts Directorate and it is clarified as under:

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Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) - Para 38 of the Committee's Report regarding payment of TA/DA to retired government servants appearing as witnesses in proceedings before the CDI in CVC - Government's decision thereon - reg .

372/3/2007-AVD-III (Vol. 10)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 14th October, 2013

Office Memorandum

Subject:      Recommendations of the Committee of Experts on Disciplinary & Vigilance Inquiries (Hota Committee) - Para 38 of the Committee's Report regarding payment of TA/DA to retired government servants appearing as witnesses in proceedings before the CDI in CVC - Government's decision thereon - reg .

   The undersigned is directed to say that the Government had appointed a Committee of Experts to review the procedure for Disciplinary/Vigilance Inquiries and recommend measures for their expeditious disposal. The Committee comprised the following:

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Notification regarding Indian Administrative Service (Commutation of Pensions) Amendment Regulations, 2013.

No.29018/16/2012-AIS(II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 17/10/2013

To
The Chief Secretaries of all the
State Governments and UTs.

Subject: Notification regarding Indian Administrative Service (Commutation of Pensions) Amendment Regulations, 2013.

Sir/Madam,

   I am directed to forward herewith a copy of Indian Administrative Service (Commutation of Pensions) Amendment Regulations, 2013 notified in the Gazette of India (extraordinary) vide G.S.R. No. 647(E) dated 20/09/2013, for necessary action.

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NCC National Games 2013: Delhi

   The National Cadet Corps, the worlds largest uniformed youth organization, celebrated its Golden Jubilee in 1997. NCC National Games were held as part of the celebrations wherein Football, Hockey and Athletics were included in the event. These competitions at the national level were received with tremendous enthusiasm by the cadets and hence more games continued to get added to the spectrum of events. In the subsequent years, the format was changed to the conduct of different games at the regional levels

   This year onwards, the NCC National Games will be conducted in a centralized format at Delhi. It was felt that conduct of a centralized mega event will expose the talented sportspersons amongst NCC Cadets to get a feel of major sporting event and thus prepare them with requisite match temperament and further their sporting careers. An added aim has also been to showcase and promote low cost indigenous games such as Kabbadi and Kho-Kho. The Services and SAI are providing every possible assistance to the NCC for smooth conduct of the games.

   The beloved mascot ‘Shera’ of Delhi Common Wealth Games 2010 was adapted as mascot for the ‘First NCC National Games-2013”, with subtle modifications of including a NCC logo on the chest and a NCC Cap. ‘Shera” was considered an appropriate mascot for the First NCC National Games as it represents – aggressiveness, agility, speed and vigour; all requisite traits in a NCC Cadet.

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Dopt Order 2013: UPSC (Exemption from Consultation) Second Amendment Regulations, 2013.

[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, Section 3, sub-section ( i )]

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

NOTIFICATION

New Delhi, the 10th October, 2013

   G.S.R… (E) – In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to clause (3) of article 320 of the Constitution, the President hereby, makes the following regulations further to amend the Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Regulations, 1958, namely:-

   1. (i) These regulations may be called the Union Public Service Commission (Exemption from Consultation) Second Amendment Regulations, 2013.

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Inclusion/Deletion in the list of existing Hard/Very Hard stations notified vide this Office Memorandum of even number dated 10.10.2011.

KENDRIYA VIDYLAYA SANGATHAN
18, Institutional Area
shaheed Jeed Singh Marg
New Delhi - 110016.

F.11-9/2004-KVS/(Admn-1)

DATED 09.10.2013

OFFICE-MEMORANDUM

SUB:- Inclusion/Deletion in the list of existing Hard/Very Hard stations  notified vide this Office Memorandum of even number dated 10.10.2011

   Based on the recommendation of the Committee, constituted for the purpose of consideration of the proposals for inclusion/deletion of Hard/Very Hard stations, the Hon’ble HRM-Cum-Chairnrian, KVS has accorded approval for inclusion of following three Kendriya Vidyalayas in the list of Hard Stations with immediate effect.

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

‘Facilitation Fee’ to be levied by authorised travel agents on air tickets booked on Government account- Regarding.

No.19024/1/2012-E-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 10th October, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- ‘Facilitation Fee’ to be levied by authorised travel agents on air tickets booked on Government account- Regarding.

   Attention is invited to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 28th May, 2013 wherein all Ministries/Departments were advised not to pay Agency Commission/Charges etc. charged by M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL) in their Bills, raised for air tickets booked on Government account, till a final decision is taken in the matter.

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Monday, October 14, 2013

Offer Document for NPS-All Citizen Model-Revised

National Pension System (NPS)
 
   Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) originally established by the Government of India through a resolution dated 10th October, 2003 & 14th November, 2008, has since attained a statutory status post the passage of Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority Act, 2013. In accordance with the provisions of the said Act PFRDA is mandated to promote old age income security by establishing, developing and regulating pension funds, to protect the interest of the subscribers to the schemes of pensions funds and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
 
   PFRDA has established the institutional framework and infrastructure required for administering the ‘National Pension System’ (NPS) for government employees as well as other citizens of India. For servicing of NPS subscribers, various intermediaries such as Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA), Pension Fund Managers (PFMs) for professional management and investment of subscriber funds, Points of Presence (POP’s) for distribution of the product, Trustee Bank, Custodian and NPS Trust have been appointed and are functional.

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Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the year 2012-2013.

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)

No. WSU/12(1)12012-13/PLB/13048

Date: 09 Oct 2013

All Regional P.F. Commissioners
In-charge of the ROs/SROs
Regional P.F. Commissioner-I(ASD), Head Office

Sub: Declaration of Productivity Linked Bonus (P.L.B.) for the year 2012-2013.

Sir,
   The Central Government, under Section 5D(7) of the Employees' Provident Funds & Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 has conveyed its approval to the extension of the existing Productivity Linked Bonus Scheme 1998-2004 (Revised) for the year 2012-2013 vide their letter No A-26022/1/1994-SS.1 dated 07th October 2013.

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Private Hospitals threaten to stop CGHS treatment

   Cashless treatment may be stopped for central government employees
 
   Corporate hospitals across the country have threatened to stop cashless treatment to lakhs of Central Government employees from January 1. This will impact about 45 lakh employees of the Central Government and public sector agencies who are benefiting from the insurance scheme.

   Protesting against “unviable” rates being given to them under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS), the Association of Healthcare Providers (India) (AHPI) has said that it will give three months’ time to the Government to revise the rates.

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Saturday, October 12, 2013

Sanction of Dearness Allowance @ 10% to Odisha Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2013.

GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

No. 31434/ CS-I V(ALW)-0001/ 2012., Bhubaneswar, date the 08th Oct 2o13

Sub:- Sanction of Dearness Allowance @ 10% to State Government Employees with effect from 01.07.2013.

   Ministry of Finance, Government of India, Department of Expenditure in their Office Memorandum No-1-8/2013-E-II(B).,dtd.25.09.2013 have enhanced the Dearness Allowance payable to the Central Government employees from existing 80% to 90% w.e.f. 01.07.2013.

   2. Now, considering the overall financial resources and fiscal targets stipulated under Odisha Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2005, the State Government have been pleased to release additional dose of DA @ l0% enhancing the same from the existing rate of 80% to 90% on the Basic Pay and Grade Pay taken together w.e.f. 01.07.2013 in case of the State Government employees, who are covered under the ORSP Rules, 2008. This additional dose of DA will be paid in cash and can be drawn in the Pay Bill of October, 2013 payable in November, 2013 and onwards. Arrear from the month of July, 2013 to September, 2013 on account of the enhanced DA will be drawn and disbursed latest by 31.03.2014.

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Friday, October 11, 2013

7th CPC Latest News: 7th Pay Commission Date for implementation

   Till this moment, the oral announcement only made by the Finance Minister to constitute 7th CPC for Central Government employees. There is no further action to constitute the committee for 7th CPC and we cannot say anything about the members of the committee and when it will be constituted.

   The is no authentic information about the date to constitute the committee for preparing recommendations for 7th CPC. However, the committee will take maximum of 24 months to submit their recommendation report to Indian Government. The implementation of the 7th CPC is likely to be implemented from 1st January, 2016 to all Central government employees.

   Not only the Central government employees, all government servants including their family members are keenly watching the news about 7th Central Pay Commission, because the same procedure / recommendations of Central Pay Commission are followed by state government to their employees. Revision of pay has been implemented by the government once in ten years through the pay commissions and an employee can get a maximum of three pay hike in entire service. So, it is very excited to know the details of modifications in all the respect of pay.

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Suggestions on Terms of Reference & Composition of 7th Pay Commission.

INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION
(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website http://www.irtsa.net )

M. Shanmugam,
Central President, IRTSA
# 4, Sixth Street, TVS Nagar, Padi,
Chennai – 600050
Email- cpirtsa@yahoo.com
Mob: 09443140817

Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary, IRTSA,
C.Hq. 32, Phase 6, Mohali,
Chandigarh-160055.
Email-gsirtsa@yahoo.com
(Ph:0172-2228306, 9316131598)

No:IRTSA/Memo – PM/7CPC/2013-6 Date: 9-10-2013

1. Hon. Prime Minister of India, South Block, New Delhi
2. Hon. Minister of Finance, Govt. of India, North Block, New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Subject: Suggestions on Terms of Reference & Composition of 7th Pay Commission.

   We heartily welcome the decision of the Government to set-up the Seventh Central Pay Commission. We shall highly appreciate if the following suggestions are considered by the Government in this regard – in order to do greater justice to the employees by determining the Pay Scales/ Grade Pay etc. through JOB EVALUATION – as in all advanced countries:

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30 DAYS EARNED LEAVE FOR INDUSTRIAL EMPLOYEES OF ORDNANCE FACTORIES.

Entitlement of 30days EL irrespective of option in respect of Industrial Employees of OFs

Minstry of Defence
D(Estt/NG)

Sub : Entitlement of 30days E/L irrespective of option in respect of Industrial Employees of OFs

   I am directed to refer to OFB I.D. No 265/A/A dated 19.02.2013 and 01.08.2013 on the subject mentioned above. The matter has been examined in consultation with D(Civ-II) and they opined that DopT OM dated 20.07.1998 inter alia provides ….”As per the agreement with the staff side of National Counsel (JCM) signed on 11.09.1997,the govt. has decided that henceforth the Industrial Employees in Central Government Department other than Railways shall be entitled to 30 Days EL for each completed year of service irrespective of the number of years of service rendered by the employee, subject to the holidays shall also count towards such Leave”.

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Thursday, October 10, 2013

Tamil Nadu Govt. PENSION - Dearness Allowance to the Pensioners and Family Pensioners - Revised rate admissible from 1st July, 2013 - Orders - Issued.

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2013

 
FINANCE (PENSION) DEPARTMENT
G.O. No.403, Dated: 10th October 2013
(Vijaya, Purattasi-24, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2044)


 
PENSION - Dearness Allowance to the Pensioners and Family Pensioners - Revised rate admissible from 1st July, 2013 - Orders - Issued.
 
READ :
 
1. G.O.Ms.No.147, Finance (Pension) Department, dated: 03.05.2013.
2. G.O.Ms.No.401, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated:10.10.2013.
3. Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare, Office Memorandum F. No.42/13/2012, dated:03.10.2013.
 
ORDER :

   In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued sanctioning the revised rate of Dearness Allowance to the State Government pensioners / family pensioners as detailed below:-

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Tamil Nadu Govt. Ad-hoc Increase – CONSOLIDATED PAY / FIXED PAY / HONORARIUM – Employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium - Ad-hoc Increase from 01.07.2013 - Orders - Issued.

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2013


FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
G.O.No.402, Dated 10th October 2013
(Vijaya, Purattasi-24, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2044)

Ad-hoc Increase – CONSOLIDATED PAY / FIXED PAY / HONORARIUM – Employees drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium - Ad-hoc Increase from 01.07.2013 - Orders - Issued.

READ - the following papers:-
 
1. G.O.Ms.No.146, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 02.05.2013
2. G.O.Ms.No.401, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 10.10.2013

ORDER:

   In the Government Order first read above, the Government sanctioned an ad-hoc increase in the Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium with effect from 01.01.2013 at the rate of Rs.20/- per month in respect of those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium upto Rs.600/- per month and at the rate of Rs.40/- per month in respect of those drawing revised Consolidated Pay / Fixed Pay / Honorarium of above Rs.600/- per month.

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Tamil Nadu Govt. ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st July 2013 – Orders – Issued.

GOVERNMENT OF TAMIL NADU
2013
 
FINANCE (ALLOWANCES) DEPARTMENT
G.O.No.401, Dated 10th October 2013
(Vijaya, Purattasi-24, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2044)


 
ALLOWANCES – Dearness Allowance – Enhanced Rate of Dearness Allowance from 1st July 2013 – Orders – Issued.
 
READ - the following papers:
 
1. G.O.Ms.No.145, Finance (Allowances) Department, dated 2nd May 2013.

2. From the Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi, Office Memorandum No. 1-8 /2013-E-II (B), dated 25th September 2013.

ORDER:

   In the Government Order first read above, orders were issued sanctioning revised rate of Dearness Allowance to State Government employees as detailed below:-
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Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009 – Grant of one additional increment of 3% of basic pay to the employees on award of Selection Grade/ Special Grade in the revised scales of pay – Clarifications – Regarding.

Finance (PC) Department,
Fort St. George,
Chennai – 600 009.


  
Letter No.54966 / Pay Cell / 13--1, dated: 03-10-2013.


 
From
 
Thiru K. SHANMUGAM, I.A.S.,
Principal Secretary to Government.
 
To
 
All Principal Secretaries / Secretaries to Government, Chennai-9.
The Secretary, Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, Chennai-9.
The Secretary to the Governor, Chennai-32.
The Comptroller, Governors Household, Raj Bhavan, Chennai-32.
The Secretary to the Governor, Guindy, Chennai--32.
The Governor's Secretariat, Raj Bhavan, Guindy, Chennai- 32.
All Departments of Secretariat( OP / Bills), Chennai – 9.
All Heads of Department.
All Collectors / All District Judges / All Chief Judicial Magistrates.
The Principal Accountant General (Accounts & Entitlements), Chennai- 18.
The Principal Accountant General (Audit.I), Chennai-18.
The Accountant General (Audit.II), Chennai-18.
The Accountant General (CAB), Chennai-9 / Madurai.
The Registrar General, High Court, Chennai- 104.
The Chairman, Tamil Nadu Public Service Commission, Chennai-3.
The Registrar of all Universities in Tamil Nadu.
The Commissioner of Treasuries and Accounts, Chennai-15.
The Director of Pension, DMS Complex, Chennai-6.
The Director of Local Fund Audit, Chennai – 108.
The Pension Pay Officer, Chennai- 600 006.
The Pay and Accounts Officer, Secretariat, Chennai-9.
The Pay and Accounts Officer,( North / South / East) Chennai- 1 / 35 / 8.
The Pay and Accounts Officer, Madurai - 625 001.
All Treasury Officers / Sub-Treasury Officers.
The Commissioner of Tribunal for Disciplinary Proceedings,
No.6, Manickeswari Road, Chennai-10.
The Commissioner, Corporation of Chennai / Madurai / Coimbatore
/Tiruchirapalli / Salem / Tirunelveli, Tuticorin, Vellore, Tirupur, Erode.
All State Owned Corporations and Statutory Boards.
All Divisional Development Officers / Revenue Divisional Officers / Tahsildars.
All Block Development Officers / Municipal Commissioners.
All Chief Educational Officers / Panchayat Union Commissioners.
The Project Co-ordinator, Tamil Nadu Integrated Nutrition Project,
No.570, Anna Salai, Chennai-18.


Sir,
 
Sub: Tamil Nadu Revised Scales of Pay Rules, 2009 – Grant of one additional increment of 3% of basic pay to the employees on award of Selection Grade/ Special Grade in the revised scales of pay – Clarifications – Regarding.
 
Ref: 1. G.O.Ms.No.234, Finance (Pay Cell) department, dated: 01-6-2009.
       2. Government Letter No.45113 / Pay Cell /09—1, Finance Department, dated: 17-8-2009.
       3. G.O.Ms.No.237, Finance (Pay Cell) department, dated:22-7-2013.
       4. Representations received from individual employees under Right to Information.

   I am to invite your attention to the references cited.

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Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Director of Estates Order 2013: The Allotment of Garages (General Pool In Delhi Rules. 1964

The Allotment of Garages (General Pool In Delhi Rules. 1964
(as amended upto September, 2013)

   1) The rules in this Division may be called the Allotment of Garages (General Pool in Delhi) Rules, 1964.

   2) These rules shall apply to the allotment of garages to allottees of such residences of Type-V(A) and Type-V(B) to which garages are not attached.

   3) They shall come into force on the 1st day of March, 1964.

SR-317-M-2:- In these rules unless the context otherwise requires:-

   (a) “Allotment” means the grant of a licence to occupy a garage in accordance with the provisions of these rules.

   (b) “Director of Estates” means the Director of Estates to the Government of India and includes an Additional, Deputy and Assistant Director of Estates.

   SR-317-M-3:- An officer who has been allotted a Type-V(A) or Type-V(B) residence to which a garage is not attached and owing a motor car shall be eligible for allotment of a garage in the locality in which his residence is situated.

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Expected DA From Jan 2014 - Possibility Of Increase Of DA By 11%

   As per the present state DA has reached 90 %. At this juncture, Central Government Employees are eagerly waiting to know the percentage of increase in the month of Jan 2014. The DA increase in the month of Jan 2014 does have certain importance in it. Because when DA reaches 100%, there is a possibility of increase of certain allowances also simultaneously.

   As per the recent publication of AICPIN value, DA has reached the height of 93.93 % at present. During the coming four months, if the AICPIN value increases by 1point, there is a possibility of DA reaching the 100 % mark. Likewise, if the average becomes 2point, there is a chance of reaching 101 % as DA. During the ensuing four months, based on the value calculation of AICPIN, it would be possible to calculate DA accurately. Still, there is maximum possibility of increase of DA by 11 %     

   EXPECTED DA FROM JAN 2014

   IF AICPIN RISE ONE POINTS IN THE BALANCE MONTHS OF AICPIN…

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Tuesday, October 08, 2013

Grant of Dearness Allowance at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f. 01.07.2013.

No. 1-3/2008-E.II (B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 7th October, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.7.2013 to employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised scale as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM. of even No. dated 2nd May, 2013 revising the Dearness Allowance in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies who continue to draw their pay and allowances in the pre-revised scales of pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission.

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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2012-2013.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No. 101 / 2013

No. E(P&A)II-2013/PLB-5

New Delhi, dated : 04.10.2013

The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways & Production Units etc.
(As per mailing lists No.1 & 2).

Subject : Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees for the financial year 2012-2013.

   The President is pleased to sanction Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 (Seventy Eight) days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2012-13 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees (excluding all RPF/RPSF personnel). Where wages  exceed Rs. 3500/- per month, Productivity Linked Bonus will be calculated as if 'wages' are Rs. 3500/- p.m.

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Monday, October 07, 2013

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Karnataka Government employees.

PROCEEDINGS OF THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA

Sub:- Revision of the rates of Dearness Allowance – reg.

Read: (1) G.O.No.FD 23 SRP 2011, dated: 15-06-2011
           (2) G.O.No.FD 07 SRP 2012, dated: 21-04-2012
           (3) G.O.No.FD 17 SRP 2012, dated: 14-05-2012
           (4)G.O.No.FD 25 SRP 2012, dated: 17-10-2012
           (5)G.O.No.FD 09 SRP 2013, dated: 08-05-2013

GOVERNEMTN ORDER NO.FD 21 SRP 2013, 
BANGALORE, DATED 3rd OCTOBER 2013

   Government are pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Dearness Allowance payable to the State Government employees in the Revised pay Scales 2012 from the existing 9% to 15 % of Basic pay with effect from 1st July 2013.

   2.   These orders will apply to the full time government employees, employees of Zilla Panchayates.  Work charged employees on regular time scales of pay, full time employees of aided educational Institutions and Universities who are on regular time scales of pay.

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Payment of Domestic Help Allowance to retired Judicial Officers with their pension.

Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance (Regulation) Department

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

No. Fin(C)B(15)-1/2004

Dated, Shimla-2. 3rd oct, 2013.

Subject: Payment of Domestic Help Allowance to retired Judicial Officers with their pension.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that the matter regarding payment of Domestic Help Allowance to retired Judicial Officers with their pension was under consideration of the Government for some time past. After careful consideration of the matter, it has been decided that the Domestic Help Allowance will be paid to the retired judicial officers with their pension on the analogy of medical allowance.

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House Building Advance Scheme to State Government Employees - Extension of date for encashment - HBA allotments 2013-14 —Instructions issued - reg.

GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
FINANCE (HBA) DEPARTMENT

CIRCULAR

No.72/20 13/Fin.

Dated, Thiruvananthapuram, 01/10/2013

Sub: - House Building Advance Scheme to State Government Employees - Extension of date for encashment - HBA allotments 2013-14 —Instructions issued - reg.

Ref: - 1) G.O.(P) No.505/2009/Fin. Dated 12.11.2009

         2) Letter No.34228/HBA2/2013/Fin dated 10.05.2013

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Saturday, October 05, 2013

Consolidated Instructions on incentives for sportspersons. regarding.

F.No. 14034/01/2013-Estt.(D)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block,
New Delhi
Dated the 3rd Oct, 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Consolidated Instructions on incentives for sportspersons. regarding.

   The undersigned ¡s directed to refer to the subject mentioned above and to say that various instructions have been issued by the Government from time to time to provide incentives for recruitment, promotion, Increment etc.  of meritorious sportsmen. All the instructions issued till date have been consolidated under easily comprehensible headings for the facility of reference and guidance of all concerned.

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Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2012-13 - Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies.

F.No.7/22/2008 E-III(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the 3rd October, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2012-13 - Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies.

   Orders have been issued vide this Ministry's Office Memorandum No. 7/24/2007 E-III(A) dated 27th September, 2013 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2012-13 to the eligible Central Government employees not covered by the Productivity Linked Bonus Schemes, subject to terms and conditions laid down therein.

   2. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i) follow the pattern of pay structure and emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and (ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation.

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The outcome of announcement on setting up of 7th Pay commission.

The outcome of announcement on setting up of 7th Pay commission

   The 7th pay commission announcement was really unexpected surprise at this juncture for everyone. At the time of facing financial crisis, no one has expected that the central government would announce its decision on constituting 7th pay commission soon. Really all the central government employees are excited about this when the central government made this announcement. Even all the central government employees’ federations were not aware of this move of the central government in advance.

   Though all the trade unions and its federations started adopting resolution on demanding the central government to constitute 7th pay commission in its annual conferences, the federations have no faith on central government would take up this demand seriously. As speculated by news media, there might be some political reasons involved in this decision. But the central government has to fulfill the commitment made by the Finance Minister on 25/9/2013 on the issue of setting up of 7th pay commission. Through this announcement the central government made all the 50 lakh central government employees and 30 lakh pensioners happy. But this is a win-win situation for both, the central government and its employees. Apart from the financial constraint, by announcing 7th pay commission the central government almost settled three core issues of trade unions indirectly. Settled in the term, it has been made that this demand would not be raised again.

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Friday, October 04, 2013

Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revisedrate effective from 1.7.2013.

F. No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date: 3rd ,Oct , 2013

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revisedrate effective from 1.7.2013.

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/13/2012-P&PW(G) dated 2nd May, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to state that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Relief (DR) payable to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 80 % to 90% w.e.f. 1st July, 2013.

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The Cabinet Approved 78 days Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway Employees.

   The Union Cabinet today approved the proposal of the Ministry of Railways for payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 days wages for the financial year 2012-13 for all eligible non-gazetted railway employees.

   PLB equivalent to 78 days wages will be paid as a special case considering the good financial performances which is expected to motivate employees. The Gross Traffic Receipt (GTR) during 2012-13 is Rs. 1.24 lakh crore showing an increase of 18.85 per cent against GTR of Rs. 1.04 crore during 2011-12. This increase of GTR was 10.13 per cent during 2011-12 as against 2010-11 and 8.71 per cent during 2010-11 as against 2009-10.

   The financial implication is estimated to be Rs. 1043.43 crore. The wage calculation ceiling prescribed for payment of PLB to eligible non-gazetted railway employees is Rs. 3500/- per month. The payment of PLB to eligible railway employees is made each year before the Dusshera / Puja holidays. About 12.37 lakh non-gazetted railway employees all over the country are likely to benefit.

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Thursday, October 03, 2013

38 POINT CHARTER OF DEMANDS FOR STRIKE BALLOT

All India Railwaymen's Federation


4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi - 110055.

   The 88th Annual Conference of the All India Railwaymen’s Federation, held at Visakhapatnam on 18-20  December, 2012, decided that, if the following burning grievances of the Railwaymen are not resolved in a  time-bound programme, AIRF would be compelled to conduct strike ballot as a first step for a decisive  struggle:-

   1. Filling-up all vacant posts.

   2. Sanction additional posts in commensurate with increase in the number of trains and workload.

   3. Stop outsourcing of perennial nature jobs, violating the provision of Contract Labour (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970.

   4. Scrap New Pension Scheme and cover all the staff with pension and family pension scheme as available to staff appointed prior to 01.01.2004.

   5. Implement recommendations of Cade Restructuring Committee.

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7th CPC News: Performance-linked pay system may be introduced.

   The new pay commission needs to embed performance meaningfully in babus' pay structure

   The government last week cleared the setting up of the 7th Central Pay Commission for its employees. The move may be prudent politically but it will add to the problems of the next government which will also be burdened with the impact of the Food Bill on financial and the Land Bill on investment.

   The CPC recommendations, which will be implemented from January 2016 have to be handled properly—implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations threw fiscal deficit out of gear for two years, FY09 and FY 10. Though there will be no arrear burden this time as 7th CPC recommendations can be implemented from the due date itself—CPC is constituted every 10 years and 6th CPC recommendations were implemented from 2008 instead of 2006—the new pay structure itself will add to the government woes, especially at a time when the government is expected to be considerably cash-strapped for an extended period of time. The 12th five-year-plan average growth rate is unlikely to surpass even 6%.

   A close look at the composition of the central government staff and pay structure clearly indicates there is not much that the government can do (or be willing to do) as far as curtailing the expenditure on this account is concerned. But what the CPC can do certainly is target hikes better to reward performers. A transparent and effective performance-linked pay system devised carefully, rather than the current token one, can be a catalyst for improving the government functioning.

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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Railways likely to declare 78-day bonus

   Despite financial constraint, Railways is likely to announce 78-day wages as bonus, same as last year, for its employees for 2012-13.

   "The proposal for declaring 78-day productivity-linked bonus for railway employees is being finalised with railway unions and it will go to the Cabinet for a final decision," a senior Railway Ministry official said.

   Productivity-linked bonus is paid to railway employees each year before the Dussehra festival.

   Over 12.60 lakh non-gazetted railway employees will benefit from the Cabinet decision on the bonus.

   "We have demanded more than 78-day bonus for this year as Railways had given the 78-day bonus to its employees last year also. But, Railway proposed 73 day bonus citing financial difficulty," an office-bearer of the National Federation of Indian Railwaymen told PTI.

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Tuesday, October 01, 2013

Nomination of Stenographers Grade ‘D’/PA(ad-hoc) for appointment to the Grade of PA of CSSS for the Select List Year — 2011 on regular basis under the Zoning Scheme for Seniority Quota (SQ).

MOST IMMEDIATE

No.5/10/2012-CS-II(C)
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.
Date: 30th September, 2013.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Nomination of Stenographers Grade ‘D’/PA(ad-hoc) for appointment to the Grade of PA of CSSS for the Select List Year — 2011 on regular basis under the Zoning Scheme for Seniority Quota (SQ).

   The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 1.1.2013 and 9.5.2013 wherein the range of seniority for promotion from Stenographers Grade ‘D’ to Personal Assistants Grade of CSSS for the Select List Year-2011 has been Laid down and to say that on the basis of information furnished by the Cadre Units, it has been decided to nominate the Stenographers Grade ‘D’/PA(ad-hoc), whose names appear in the Annexure to this O.M,for appointment/promotion to the PA Grade of CSSS on regular basis under the Zoning Scheme on their inclusion in the Select List Year 2011(SQ).

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Ministry of Railways Decides to Introduce Tatkal Scheme in Passenger Trains.

   The Tatkal scheme was initially introduced in 1997 with a view to provide reservation to those passengers who have to undertake journey at short notice and to save such passengers from the clutches of unscrupulous elements/touts. At present, this scheme is available in almost all Mail/Express trains and in all reserved classes except First Class and First AC Class.

   Ministry of Railways has now decided to introduce Tatkal scheme in reserved classes of passenger trains also. The Tatkal scheme in the passenger trains will be available in the reserved classes (2nd AC, 3rd AC, 3rd AC Economy, Chair Class, Sleeper Class and 2nd reserved sitting). For this purpose, Zonal Railways will identify the passenger trains and earmark Tatkal accommodation in that train/class in which average utilization during the previous financial year has been more than 60%.

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Expected DA from January 2014 - AICPIN for the month of August 2013.

   Consumer Price index Numbers for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) August 2013

   According to a press release issued by the Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour & Employment the All-India CPI-IW for August, 2013 rose by 2 points and pegged at 237 (two hundred and thirty seven). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.85 per cent between July and August compared with 0.94 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

   The largest upward pressure to the change in current index came from Food group contributing 1.58 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Rice, Wheat, Wheat Atta,Goat Meat, Dairy Milk, Milk (Cow & Buffalo),Onions, Chillies Green, Tea (Readymade), Firewood, Doctors Fee, Private Tution Fee. Secendory School Books, Petrol, Tailoring Charges are responsible for the rise in index. However, this was compensated to some extent by Groundnut Oil, Fish, Fresh Vegetables and Fruit items, putting downward pressure on the index.

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No plan to raise retirement age of Central government employees to 62- Central Government

   The government on Friday made it “very clear” that there is no plan to raise retirement age of Central government employees to 62 years from the existing 60.

   “At present, there is no thinking in the government for increasing the retirement age. That I would like to make it very clear,” minister of state for personnel V Narayanasamy told reporters during a press conference.

   There are about 50 lakh central government employees in various departments across the country.

   Recent media reports had claimed that the ministry of personnel was working on a proposal to increase the age of service by two years as part of government’s plan to defer payouts in the form of pensions and other payments to check fiscal deficit.

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