Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Expected DA from January 2015 - AICPIN for the month of August 2014

Expected DA from January 2015 - AICPIN for the month of August 2014

No. 5/1/2014- UPI
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

‘CLEREMONT’, SHIMLA-171004
DATED: the 30th September, 2014

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) - August, 2014

The All-India CPI-IW for August, 2014 increased by I point and pegged at 253 (two hundred and fifty three). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by 0.40 percent between July, 2014 and August, 2014 when compared with the rise of 0.85 per cent between the same two months a year ago.

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EMPLOYMENT NEWS WEEKLY UPDATES FROM 27th September - 03rd October 2014

Employment News Weekly Updates 

Job Highlights in the Latest Issue ( 27th Sep – 03rd Oct 2014)

1. Union Public service commission
Invites applications for various posts
Last Date : 16.10.2014

2. Defence Research & Development Organisation
No. of Vacancies – 899 various posts.
Last Date : 17.10.2014

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Monday, September 29, 2014

No DA Merger, No Interim Relief, No Inclusion of GDS Under 7th CPC, No relaxation of Compassionate Appointment -Each Demand the reply is NO, NO, NO, NO……

MODI GOVERNMENT IS TOTALLY NEGATIVE AND AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVT. EMPLOYEES & WORKERS
1st Floor, North Avenue PO Building, New Delhi – 110001
Website: WWW. Confederationhq.blogspot.com
Email: Confederationhq@yahoo.co.in

CONFEDERATION DECLARES NEXT PROGRAMME OF ACTION

TWO HOURS MASS SQUATTING OF NOT LESS THAN 3000 EMPLOYEES AT EACH STATE CAPITAL AT A CENTRALLY LOCATED IMPORTANT PLACE ON 18.11.2014

MODI GOVERNMENT IS TOTALLY NEGATIVE AND AGGRESSIVE TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES

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Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2014.

F. No. 42/10/2014-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: 29th Sep, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to Central Government pensioners/family pensioners - Revised rate effective from 1.7.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 9th April, 2014 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 100 % to 107% w.e.f. 1st July, 2014.
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UFBU Circular on the outcome of the Bipartite Talks with IBA on 26.9.2014

Bipartite Talks with IBA – UFBU gives strike call

TEXT OF UFBU CIRCULAR

Further to the last round of meeting held on 17th instant, another round of bipartite meeting was held with the IBA today (26.9.2014). IBA was represented by Shri Rajeev Rishi (CMD Central Bank of India), Chairman of the Negotiating Committee along with other members of the Negotiating Committee. UFBU was represented by all its constituent unions.
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Bipartite Talks with IBA on 26.9.2014 – AIBOC

We have received the reaction from many of you on the outcome of the meeting with IBA. Our Confederation expressed its clear view in the UFBU meeting held on 26th September, 2014, that we want quick and sustained agitational programme against the apathy of IBA and the Government on our just and reasonable demands.

We also suggested that our strike call should be for 13th and/or 14th October preceded by programmes like no late sitting, not coming on Sundays and Holidays, Badge wearing, relay hunger strikes, rallies and demonstrations. Undersigned offered the challenge to hold a rally/demonstration on 27th September, 2014 itself at Delhi. However, the above programme only could be decided by the UFBU.

We call upon our members to be in preparedness for any call of the UFBU/organization.
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Appointment of Sh. G. Madhvan, IAS (Retd) as Chairman of Pay Anomly Commission

GOVERNMENT OF HARYANA
FINANCE DEPARTMENT

Notification

The 11th September, 2014

No. 1/83/2008-1PR(FD) — In supersession of the Government Notification No. 1/83/2008-1PR(FD) dated 7th January, 2009 and 14.07.2009, the Governor of Haryana is pleased to constitute a Pay Anomaly Commission as follows:-

1. Sh. G. Madhvan, lAS (Retd.) is appointed as Chairman of the Commission on usual term and conditions. It will be a one-man Commission. An officer of the rank of Special Secretary will work as Secretary to the Commission.

2. Terms of Reference of the Commission:-

To consider representations received from individual employees/Association(s)/ Union(s) of employees for removal of pay anomalies and deviations, which might have arisen out of the implementation of pay revisions vide Haryana Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and Haryana Civil Services (Assured Career Progression) Rules, 2008 as amended from time to time and make appropriate recommendations to the Government on such representations.

3. The tenure of the Commission will be of six months, which can be extended upto another six months.

4. Headquarters of the Commission will be at Chandigarh.

Sd/-
Rajan Gupta, LAS
 Additional Chief Secretary to Government Haryana,
 Finance Department

Source:http://finhry.gov.in/writereaddata/Notification%20&%20Order/Pay%20Revision%20Branch/6227.pdf

RELAXATION TO TRAVEL BY AIR TO VISIT JAMMU KASHMIR, NARTH ESAT REGION AND ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS FOR FURTHER TWO YEARS ON LTC – ORDER ISSUE BY DOPT

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LTC Entitlements of new recruit employees in Central Government services

We have some important information collected from various sources for the employees who are newly appointed in Central Government services. The clairifications are given as the type of ‘question and answers’ for easy understanding of CCS LTC Rules…

Question 1. What are the LTC entitlements of a Fresh Recruit?

Answer: Fresh recruits to the Central Government are allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This facility shall be available to the fresh recruits only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time.

Question 2. How are the two blocks of four years applied to the Fresh Recruit?

Answer: The first two blocks of four years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government service even though the Govt. servant may change the job within the Government subsequently. However, as per Rule 7 of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, the LTC entitlement of a fresh recruit will be calculated calendar year wise with effect from the date of completion of one year of regular service.

Question 3. Are the LTC blocks of four years in respect of Fresh Recruits same as the regular blocks like 2010-13, 2014-17?

Answer: No. The first two blocks of four years of fresh recruits will be personal to them. On completion of eight years of LTC, they will be treated at par with other regular LTC beneficiaries as per the prescribed blocks like 2014-17, 2018-21 etc.

Question 4. If a fresh recruit does not avail LTC facility in a particular year, can he/ she avail it in the next year?

Answer: No. Carryover of LTC to the next year is not allowed in case of a fresh recruit as he is already entitled to every year LTC. Hence, if a fresh recruit does not avail of the LTC facility in any year, his LTC will deem to have lapsed with the end of that year.

Question 5. How will the LTC entitlements of a Fresh Recruit be exercised after the completion of eight years of service?

Answer: (a) After the completion of eight years of service, when the next LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of the second two year block (eg. 2016-17) of the running four year block (2014-17), he will be eligible only for ‘Home Town’ LTC if he/she has availed ‘Any Place in India’ LTC in the eighth year. Cases, where the new LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the second year of the running two year block (ex. 2017 of 2016-2017), he will not be eligible for LTC in that year. Refer illustrations 1 & 3 for further explanation.

(b) At the end of the eighth year of LTC, when the new LTC cycle of a fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of a regular four year block, his entitlement in the regular block will be exercised as per the usual LTC Rules. Refer illustration 2.

Question 6. How will the LTC entitlement computed in case of a fresh recruit joining the service on 30 December of any year?

Answer: A fresh recruit who joins the Government service on 31 51December of any year, will be eligible for LTC w.e.f. 31 stDecember of next year. Since, 31 51December is the last date of a calendar year, his first occasion of LTC ends with that year. Hence, he may avail his first Home Town LTC on the last day of that year. From next year onwards he would be eligible for the remaining seven LTCs. Refer illustration 3.

Question 7. How will the entitlements of a fresh recruit be computed who has joined the Govt. service before 01.09.2008? 

Answer: A fresh recruit who has joined Government service before 01.09.2008 (i.e before the introduction of this scheme) and has not completed his first eight years of service as on 01.09.2008 will be eligible for this concession for the remaining time-period till the completion of first eight years of his/ her service. Refer illustration 4.

Question 8. Can a fresh recruit whose Home Town and Headquarters are same, avail LTC to Home Town?

Answer: No. A fresh recruit whose Home Town and Headquarters are same, cannot avail LTC to Home Town. He may avail LTC to any place in India on the fourth and eighth occasion only. As per Rule 8 of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, LTC to Home Town shall be admissible irrespective of the distance between the Headquarters of the Govt. servant and his Home Town which implies that Headquarters and Home Town should be at different places.

Illustrations

Illustration 1:

An employee joins the Government service on I s’ September, 2008. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 1 st September, 2009 (i.e. after the completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India would be as under:

Year of LTC Type of LTC LTC Occasion:

01.09.2008 —31.08.2009 Nil —
01.09.2009 — 31.12.2009 Home Town
01.01.2010 — 31.12.2010 Home Town 2nd
01.01.2011 — 31.12.2011 Home Town 3rd
01.01.2012 — 31.12.2012 Any Place in India 4m
01.01.2013 — 31.12.2013 Home Town 5th
01.01.2014 731.12.2014 Home Town 6th
01.01.2015 — 31.12.2015 Home Town 7th
01.01.2016 — 31.12.2016 Any Place in India 8th
01.01.2017 — 31.12.2017 Nil —
01.01.2018 — 31.12.2021 New LTC Block

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Reimbursement of medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defencc Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA).

BHARATIYA PRATIRAKSHA MAZDOOR SANGH

Most Immediate

Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-II) Section

Subject: Reimbursement of medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defencc Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA).

The proposal for (Reimbursement of medical claim pertaining to in-patient treatment to the Defence Civilians who are getting Fixed Medical Allowance) was taken up by the Ministry of Defence with Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.

2. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide their ID No 14025/9/2011-MS dated 14th August, 2014 has proposed that ‘FMA being granted to CS(MA) beneficiaries be stopped and they should be governed by the provisions of CS(MA) Rules, 1944 under which medical reimbursement for outdoor treatment as well as indoor treatment is permissible as per the rules”.

3. It has been stated by the M/o H&FW that stopping of FMA for serving employees in question, will facilitate their family in getting comprehensive medical care under CS(MA) Rules, 1944 including outdoor and indoor treatment, even in emergency conditions. Accordingly, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has sought comments of this Ministry so that the anomaly in the matter can be removed at the earliest.

4. All lower formations/Employees Federations/Associations are therefore requested to furnish their comments to this Ministry within 15 days i.e. by 24.09.2014 for processing the matter further by this Ministry with the M/o H&FW.

Sd/-
(Gurdeep Singh)
Under Secretary

Source:http://bpms.org.in/documents/fma-4ovd.pdf
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Sunday, September 28, 2014

KARNATAKA GOVT. DA ORDER - REVISION OF THE RATES OF DEARNESS ALLOWANCE FROM 1ST JULY 2014 - ORDERS - ISSUED.

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
           (6) G.O.No.FD 21 SRP 2013, dated: 03.10.2013
           (7) G.O.No.FD 5 SRP 2014, dated: 08.04.2014
         (8) Representation dated: 20.09.2014 of the President, Karnataka State Government Employees’ Association
          (9) Representation of the President, Karnataka State Government Pensioners’ Association.

GOVERNMENT ORDER NO.FD 17 SRP 2014
BANGALORE, DATED 26th September 2014

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 21%  to 25.25% of Basic pay with effect from 1st  July 2014.

2. These orders will apply to the full time Government employees, employees of Zilla Panchayats, 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.

3. For the purpose of grant of Dearness Allowance, the term 'Basic Pay' means, pay drawn by a Government Employee in the scale of pay applicable to the post held by him and includes:

a. Stagnation increment, if any, granted to him above the maximum of the scale of pay.

b. Personal Pay, if any, granted to him under sub-rule (3) of Rule 7 of the Karnataka Civil Services (Revised pay) Rules. 2012.

c. Additional increment, if any, granted to him above the maximum of the scale of pay.

4. Basic Pay shall not include any emoluments other than those specified above.

5. Government are also pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Dearness Allowance from the existing 21% to 25.25% of the basic pension/family pension with effect from 1st July 2014 to the State Government pensioners/family pensioners and pensioners/family pensioners of the aided educational institutions whose pension/family pension is paid out of the Consolidated Fund of the State.

6. Government are also pleased to sanction increase in the rates of Dearness Allowance from the existing 21% to 25.25% of the basic pension/family pension with effect from 1st  July 2014 to the pensioners/family pensioners who were drawing pay in the UGC/AICTE/ICAR scales of pay.

7. Separate orders will be issued in respect of employees on UGC/AICTE/ICAR/NJPC scales of pay and also in respect of NJPC pensioners.

8. The increase in Dearness Allowance admissible under this order is payable in cash.

9. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paisa and above shall be rounded off to the next rupee and fractions less than 50 paisa shall be ignored.

10. The Dearness Allowance will be shown as a distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay for any purpose.

BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE
GOVERNOR OF KARNATAKA

Sd/-
(SUNDARA RAJA GUPTHA)
Joint Secretary to Government
Finance Department (Services-2)

Source:http://www.finance.kar.nic.in/gos/fd17srp2014.pdf

RELAXATION TO TRAVEL BY AIR TO VISIT JAMMU KASHMIR, NARTH ESAT REGION AND ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS FOR FURTHER TWO YEARS ON LTC – ORDER ISSUE BY DOPT

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No Holiday on October 2 for Central Government Employees This Time

Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth has asked the Central Government employees to come to office on October 2, which happens to be the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and a national holiday, and tidy up the office premises. A circular to this effect will be sent to all the Central Government offices soon.

As part of the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Swachh Bharat’ (Clean India) mission, all Central Government employees have been asked to report on duty on October 2, and take a pledge of cleanliness. The circular has already been sent to the secretaries of various departments.

Cabinet Secretary Ajith Seth explained, “During his Independence Day speech on August 15, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission. He is all set to begin the campaign on October 2.

As part of the campaign, all Central Government employees are to attend the office on October 2 to take the pledge of cleanliness. Prior to the campaign, all concerned Central Government officials have been intimated to clean up the office premises.

Seth has said that all the Central Government departments will have to participate without fail in the ‘Swachh Bharat’ mission.

RELAXATION TO TRAVEL BY AIR TO VISIT JAMMU KASHMIR, NARTH ESAT REGION AND ANDAMAN & NICOBAR ISLANDS FOR FURTHER TWO YEARS ON LTC – ORDER ISSUE BY DOPT

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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Relaxation to travel by air to visit Jammu Kashmir, Narth Esat Region and Andaman & Nicobar Islands for further two years on LTC – Order Issue by DOPT


No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 26th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N.

The undersigned is directed to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, it has been decided by the Government to permit Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as per the following scheme.

(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/ A&N against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC. Fresh Recruits are also eligible for this benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years applicable to them.

(ii) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class.

(iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:

a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
b. Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K

Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

(iv) Air travel is to be performed by Air India in Economy Class only and at LTC-80 fare or less.

(v) Air travel by non-entitled officers on the sectors mentioned in item (iii) above may be permitted while availing LTC to any place in India (4 year Block) also.

(vi) Air Tickets to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.

2. These orders shall be in operation for a period of two years from the date of issue of this O.M.

3. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

4. In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Sd/-
(B. Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_3_2014-Estt.A-IV-26092014.pdf
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Grant of extension/re-employment to Central Government servants beyond the age of superannuation

Most Immediate

F.No.22/35/2011-EO (SM.II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Office of the Establishment Officer)

North Block, New Delhi
26th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Grant of extension/re-employment to Central Government servants beyond the age of superannuation

Attention of all the Ministries/Departments is invited to the Government of India(Transaction of Business) Rules which prescribe that the ACC is the competent authority to decide the cases of extension in service beyond the age of superannuation. Attention is also invited to DoPT’s OM. No. 26012/6/2002-Estt, (A) dated 09.12.2002 on the subject mentioned above laying down instructions/criteria for grant of extension in service to the categories of personnel referred in proviso to F.R. 56(d). The ACC has observed that in some of the cases, the Departments are not taking timely action to reconstitute the Departmental Peer Review Committee (DPRC) and are unilaterally extending the service of the officers beyond the age of superannuation without first obtaining approval of the ACC.

2. It has also been observed that Ministries/Departments often submit proposals late to the EO Division as a result of which submission of cases for consideration of the ACC also gets delayed.

3. In view of the above, all the Scientific Ministries/Departments are hereby advised to take timely action for constitution of the DPRC for considering the cases for extension of service of specialists in medical or scientific fields, beyond the normal date of superannuation and ensure that proposals seeking approval of the ACC be invariably submitted at least two months in advance of the date of superannuation.

4. It is also reiterated that in absence of specific approval of ACC towards extension of his services beyond the date of superannuation, an officer should stand retired on his date of superannuation and under no circumstances should the Ministry/Department concerned extend his services beyond superannuation unilaterally without the approval & ACC.

Sd/-
(Anand Madhukar)
Director (ACC)

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02eod/22_35_2011-EOSM-II-26092014.pdf
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Rates of Dearness Allowance Order for 5th CPC Employees

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

North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 25th September, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rates of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 1.7.2014 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 Office Memorandum of even No. dated 22nd April, 2014 revising the rates of 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.

2. The rates of Dearness Allowance admissible to the above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 200% to 212% w.e.f. 1.7.2014. All other conditions as laid down in the O.M. of even number dated 3rd October, 2008 will continue to apply.

3. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of the organizations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.

Sd/-
(A.Bhattacharya harya)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/da/RatesDA_English250914.pdf
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Friday, September 26, 2014

Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for Railway employees for the financial year 2013-2014.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

RBE No. 106/2014.

No- E[P&A)II-2014/PLB-3

New Delhi, dated : 26.09.2014.

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 2013-2014.

The President is pleased to sanction provisionally, subject to the approval of competent authority, Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equivalent to 78 [Seventy Eight] days wages without any ceiling on wages for eligibility for the financial year 2013-14 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.

2. ‘Wages’ for the purpose of calculating Productivity Linked Bonus shall include ‘Basic pay’ as defined in the Railway Services [Revised Pay] Rules, 2008 and dearness allowance drawn during the financial year 2013-14. Other conditions of eligibility, method of calculation of wages, etc., as prescribed in this Ministry‘s instructions and clarifications issued from time to time, shall remain unchanged.

3. It has also been decided that in the case of eligible employees mentioned in Para 1 above who were not placed under suspension, or had not quit service/retired/expired during the financial year 2013-14 or were on leave where leave salary admissible is not less than that admissible on leave on average pay, may be paid an amount of Rs. 8975/- towards Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2013-14. In the case of employees other than those mentioned above, the amount of Productivity Linked Bonus may be calculated in accordance with the extant instructions on the subject.

4. Further, in relaxation to the provisions in Rules 905(2), 908 and 909 of State Railway Provident Fund Rules, as contained in Chapter 9 of R-l/1985 edition (2003 Reprint edition), such of the subscribers to the SRPF as are entitled to Productivity Linked Bonus may, if they so desire, deposit the whole or part of the amount admissible under the Scheme in their respective State Railway Provident Fund Accounts.

5. Disbursement of Productivity Linked Bonus for the financial year 2013-14 to all eligible non-gazetted Railway employees mentioned in Para 1 above should be made on priority before the ensuing Puja/Dussehra holidays.

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

Sd/-
(K. Shankar)
Director/E(P&A)
Railway Board.

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DRDO to Recruit 899 Candidates in its Technical and Administrative Cadres

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Defence 

DRDO to Recruit 899 Candidates in its Technical and Administrative Cadres 

Centre for Personnel Talent Management (CEPTAM) an independent recruitment body under the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) has invited applications from candidates for recruitment to 899 position in its Defence Research & Technical Cadre (DRTC) and other administrative and ministerial cadres. Under the DRTC, 419 vacancies of senior technical Assistant and 235 vacancies of Technician ‘A’ Grade are to be filled up by this advertisement. 

The qualification requirement for Sr. Tech. Asst ‘B’ grade is three year Diploma in Engineering subjects or BSc. Degree in concerned subject from recognised University/Institutes. For the post of Technician ‘A’ grade candidates must have at least one year ITI certificate from recognised institutes. 245 vacancies of Administration and allied cadre posts such as Administrative Assistant, Store Assistant, Personal Assistant, Security Assistant, Vehicle Operator, Fire Engine Driver etc will also be filled up for which essential qualifications are 10th pass or 12th pass certificate along with specific job related qualification requirement as mentioned against each in the advertisement. For posts under DRTS category candidates will be required to apply through Online mode only, whereas for posts like Technician ‘A’ Security Asst ‘A’, clerk (Canteen Manager) Vehicle Operator ‘A’, Fire Engine Driver ‘A’ and Asst Cook, candidates have the option to apply online as well as offline mode. 

The last date of receipt of applications is 17 October 2014. Recruitment examination for the posts will be held by the CEPTAM on 01 February 2015. Candidates desirous of applying for the posts can get details regarding these posts by visiting the DRDO website www.drdo.gov.in. The Details of the posts will also be available in 27th Sep 2014 to 03 Oct 2011 edition of Employment News. 
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Labour Minister Shri Tomar announces launch of Minimum Pension Scheme across 120 locations in India

Press Information Bureau 
Government of India
Ministry of Labour & Employment 

Labour Minister Shri Tomar announces launch of Minimum Pension Scheme across 120 locations in India 

37 Union Ministers to felicitate pensioners on September 30 

The Union Minister of Labour & Employment, Steel and Mines, Shri Narendra Singh Tomar announced the launch of a guaranteed minimum pension of Rs 1000 per month under Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995. Speaking to journalists at a press conference in here today, he said, the Union Government has decided to organize functions in every office of the Employees Provident Fund Organisation spread across 120 locations in the country. It has also been decided that in 37 locations, Union Ministers will preside over the functions and felicitate the pensioners whose pension is getting increased. 

Shri Tomar stated that this is being done to interact with the pensioners and to ensure that no eligible person is left out. He expressed confidence that this interaction will help the EPFO to design its pension re-engineering process in a better way. The Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment, Smt Gauri Kumar and Central PF Commissioner Shri K.K. Jalan were also present on the occasion. 

The Minister said that the long-pending demand for increase in the pension will soon see the light of day. At present, a large number of pensioners are getting only paltry amounts as pension under the scheme. Nearly two-thirds of the pensioners are in receipt of pension of less than 1000 rupees. Thus, this move would benefit approximately 32 lakh out of a total of 49 lakh pensioners who are getting below Rs 1000 as pension, he added. 

It is relevant to note that the wage ceiling for coverage under the three schemes of EPFO i.e. Employees Provident Fund Scheme, Employees’ Pension Scheme and Employees’ Deposit Linked Insurance Scheme (EDLI) has also been increased from monthly Rs 6500 to Rs 15000. This increased wage ceiling is expected to bring in an additional 50 lakh employees under the ambit of these social security programmes. The increased wage ceiling will also result into higher benefit under the EDLI from a maximum of Rs.1,30,000 to a maximum of Rs 3,60,000. 

In the recent past EPFO has taken a series of measures to bring in greater transparency and efficiency in its functioning. These include the facility for online registration of establishments (OLRE), Online Transfer Claim Portal (OTCP), e-passbook and electronic payment of PF and Pension benefits through NEFT (National Electronic Fund Transfer) and CBS (Core Banking Solution). 
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Thursday, September 25, 2014

CG Employees Launch Countrywide Stir Demanding 7th Pay Commission Interim Relief

The Central Government employees are going to launch nationwide protests, stressing that their 11-point demands, including interim relief for the 7th Pay Commission, be granted.

Duraipandian, the General Secretary of Central Government Employees Federation, said, whenever the Pay Commission is constituted, interim reliefs are announced. But this time, when the 7th Pay Commission was announced, we weren’t given interim relief.

We want the new pension scheme to be revoked and old pension scheme to be reinstated. Outsourcing of Central Government jobs to private firms must stop. And, we want the more than 6 lakh vacancies in various central government agencies, like the Railways, Income Tax Departments, to be filled up.

We are going to launch nationwide Dharna protests (except Jammu and Kashmir), demanding that these 11 conditions be fulfilled.

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Aadhar-based biometric attendance for central government employees by month-end

NEW DELHI: Aadhaar-based biometric attendance systems for central government employees will be fully operational by the end of this month. “The biometric attendance system for central employees will be fully functional by the end of this month,” Information Technology Secretary Ram Sevak Sharma told PTI.

According to Sharma, the attendance of the employees can be tracked through a website, attendence.gov.in, which would be fully operational by the month-end. The website is expected to bring more transparency as it would provide and update information about central government employees on real-time basis.

The attendance web portal will use the information entered in the biometric devices and will act as a centralised management information system (MIS) for attendance. Under the new attendance system, the employees would be able to mark their attendance using biometric reading devices in various government offices.

It will facilitate employees mark their attendance at other central offices also which would help the government to track their movements. According to the information available on the attendance web portal, as many as 163 central government organisations have registered themselves for the same.

At present, as many as 1,816 biometric attendance devices are operational in various central government offices. There are around 43,000 registered users (employees), out of which 18,262 are Aadhaar verified.

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7th Pay Commission invites more staff on deputation basis

7th Pay Commission invites more staff on deputation basis

Ministry of Finance issued orders on the subject of Staff Mobilisation today on its portal that 13 more officials are required to 7th Central Pay Commission on deputation basis.

Filling up of balance vacancies of Under Secretary/ Section Officer/ Assistant/ UDC/ Cashier on deputation basis in the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Under Secretary (PB-3 GP Rs.6600) – 6 Posts

Section Officer (PB-2 GP Rs.5400) – 5 Posts

Assistant (PB-2 GP Rs.4600) – 1 Post

UDC (PB-1 GP Rs.2400) – 1 Post

These posts will be filled up only on deputation basis.

The details of qualifications and experience required for the posts are given in the order.

Source: CGEN.in
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Karnataka Makes Aadhaar Card Compulsory for Medical Care

Karnataka Makes Aadhaar Card Compulsory for Medical Care

Aadhaar Card was a controversial issue during the recently concluded Lok Sabha elections. When the new government took charge at the Centre, there were talks that the card might be discontinued. But, now that the Government has given a go-ahead to continue the Aadhaar card, the Karnataka state government has decided to give more value to the card. Henceforth, Aadhaar number has been made mandatory for employees of the Karnataka state government who are utilizing the free medical treatment, ‘Jyothi Sanjeevani’. 

There are more than 5.6 lakh state government employees in Karnataka, and 40% of them are yet to receive the Aadhaar cards. Employees without Aadhaar cards and their families have been asked to submit details, including photographs, online at the e-Governance Department. These temporary measures are valid only until the employees and their families get their Aadhaar cards. The department of labour welfare has ordered the employees to get their Aadhaar cards as soon as possible. The district collectors have been given the responsibility of conducting special camps to issue Aadhaar cards to state government employees of each district.  

According to the press release issued by the Karnataka Government, Aadhaar card shall be treated as identity card for state government employees and their families to avail of free medical care under the Jyothisanjeevani Scheme. Employees will have to register their Aadhaar number, via the salary disbursing officer, with the Human Resource Department – H.R.M.S.

Employees who do not have Aadhaar cards will have to submit photographs of themselves and their family members, along with details, to the concerned officer and get them registered with the H.R.M.S. 

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Government employees have to be present in office on October 2 to take cleanliness pledge

Government employees have to be present in office on October 2 to take cleanliness pledge

All government employees will have to be present in office on October 2, Gandhi Jayanthi, the day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch ‘clean India’ campaign, and take the cleanliness pledge, a directive issued by the Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Wednesday said. The employees will be administered ‘Swachhata Shapath’ (pledge of cleanliness) in government offices, public functions and events on October 2, the directive said. The cleanliness drives led by senior officials will be undertaken in all government and public offices, it said.

The Centre had earlier declared October 2 ( Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday) as compulsory holiday. The Prime Minister will on October 2 launch ‘clean India’ campaign, aimed at cleaning the country. There will be a special cleanliness drive in government offices from Thursday till October 2 to get rid of clutter, garbage and weed out old and unwanted things from government office premises, the directive said.

Modi had on August 15 announced the launch of the campaign.

“I come from a poor family, I have seen poverty. The poor need respect and it begins with cleanliness. I, therefore, have to launch a ‘clean India’ campaign from October 2 this year and carry it forward in four years,” Modi had said in his speech on Independence Day from the Red Fort. The Cabinet Secretary had earlier also written to secretaries of central government departments pressing the need for clean working spaces.

“There are certain offices where construction material is lying for years. In some office premises, unused or junked vehicles are also parked. The departments have already been asked to make sure that no clutter, unused vehicles, rubbles or building material are lying in the office premises,” a Personnel Ministry official said. There may be surprise inspections to ensure the effectiveness of cleanliness drive, he said.

Senior officials have sprung into action and instructed their concerned supervisors to ensure that the office premises are clean.

Source : DNA News

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Amendment in the Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

GOVERNMENT OF RAJASTHAN
FINANCE DEPARTMENT
(RULES DIVISION)

F. 12(6)FD/RuIes/2005

 Jaipur, dated 23 SEP 2014

NOTIFICATION

Sub : - Amendment in the Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.

In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution of India, the Governor of Rajasthan is pleased to make the following rules to amend further the Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008, namely:-

1. These rules may be called the Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2014.

2. They shall be come into force with immediate effect.

3. In the Rajasthan Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 below the existing Rule 22, the following new provisos shall be inserted namely:-

Provided further that a person who is directly recruited on a post higher than the initial post of the State Service for which besides academic / professional qualifications some experience has been prescribed, shall be on probation of one year and allowed the minimum pay of the post as prescribed in Schedule V appended to these rules.

Provided further also that a Government servant who is already in regular service of the State Government, if appointed by direct recruitment on a post higher than the initial post of the State service on ‘probation’ of one year and the pay last drawn by him is higher than the minimum pay prescribed for the new post, his pay will be fixed in the running pay band of the new post at the equal stage with reference to the pay of the previous post and grade pay of the new post.

Provided further also that a person who is already in regular service of the Government of India and other State Governments including institutions of Government of India and other State Governments, if appointed by direct recruitment under the State Government on a post higher than the post last held under the previous employeer and on a post higher than the initial post of the State Service on ‘probation’ and the pay last drawn by him is higher than the minimum pay prescribed for the new post his pay will be fixed in the running pay band of the new post at the equal stage with reference to the pay of the previous post and grade pay of the new post.

By Order of the Governor,

Sd/-
(Siddharth Mahajan)
Special Secretary Finance, (Budget)

Source:http://finance.rajasthan.gov.in/RULES/F12-6-2005-23.09.2014.pdf
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Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2013-14

No. 10(2)2014/D(Estt/NG)
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
(Department of Defence Production)

New Delhi dated 23rd September, 2014.

To
The Chairman, Ordnance Factory Board,
10-A, S.K. Bose Road, Kolkata – 700 001, New Delhi

The Director General of Quality Assurance, New Delhi

The Director General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance, New Delhi

Subject: Payment of Productivity Linked Bonus to Civilian Employees of Defence Production Establishments for the year 2013-14

Madam/Sir,
I am directed to refer to this Ministry’s Letter No. 48(4)/98/D(B&C) dated 27th July, 2000 on the above subject and to convey the sanction of the President to payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the year 2013-14 equivalent to 40 days wages to the eligible employees in Defence Production Establishments as mentioned therein with an overall ceiling of wages of Rs. 3500/- per month.

2. The casual labour who has worked for at least 240 days, in each year, for 03 years or more, will be eligible for this PLB payment. The amount will be paid on a notional monthly wages of Rs. 750/-. In case where the actual emoluments fall below Rs. 750/- per month, the amount will be calculated on actual monthly emoluments.

All payments under these orders will be rounded off to the nearest rupee.

3. The above sanction is subject to the following conditions:-

(a)OFB will submit a Monthly Status report on the progress achieved to review the formula for calculation of PLE3 which otherwise would have been reviewed after three years from implementation i.e. from the accounting year 1999-2000.

(b)GMs of each of the respective factories should submit the Certificate regarding standard man-hours for jobs whenever there is a change in production processes or when new labour saving machines are introduced, incorporating the following details:-

(i) Standard Man Hours .before the installation of CNC Machines.
(ii) Standard Man Hours after the installation of CNC Machines.
(iii) Difference between the above two leading to savings in Standard Man Hours.

In the event of more than one CNC Machine being installed on two different occasions, each time figures are to be updated for additional subsequent addition of CNC Machine.

4. The expenditure will be debited to Major Head 2079 of the Defence Services Estimates (Ordnance Factories).

5. This issues with concurrence of Ministry of Finance and MoD (Finance Division) vide their Dy. No. 471/IF/DP-I dated 23.09.2014.

Sd/-
(Amlan Das)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: MoD
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FAQs on How to Mark your Attendance (BAS)

How to mark Attendance using the common biometric attendance system on wall mounted terminals

To get your Attendance ID, register online at attendance.gov.in. The Attendance ID will be generated from you Aadhaar number, the 6 digit number will be generated based on the last 6 or first 6 digits of your Aadhaar number. The attendance ID will only be active to mark attendance only when your Aadhaar information is verified by UIDAI and activated by you Nodal officer.

Attendance ID has been sent by SMS to your registered Mobile Number.

Enter your 6-digit Attendance ID on Screen

A Red light will start to glow on Finger Print Scanner

Now put any one of your fingers on the Finger Print Scanner

DO NOT move your finger on scanner otherwise finger prints will not be properly scanned

DO NOT Press very hard on Finger Print Scanner

Once the screen shows “Authenticating, Please Wait”. Remove your finger from the scanner

A pop-up screen will show your Photo and Attendance Type as “Opening” for the first time you mark the attendance for that day

If Attendance Type is “Closing” then it will be counted as OUT Time. However, OUT time would be the LAST “Closing” time marked by you. Any “Closing” time in-between “Opening” time and Last “Closing” time would be ignored

If, you see a CROSS instead of your photo, then some ERROR has occurred while marking attendance.

You will be able to mark your attendance in any bio-metric terminal installed in various Central Government buildings

You can also mark your attendance in any of finger print devices, which have been connected on Windows 7 or Windows OS. Presently client attendance software is not available for MAC OS

If you are having difficulty in marking attendance-using fingerprints scanning devices, please try marking your attendance through Iris Device, which may be available with NIC In-charge in your organization

Source : www.attendance.gov.in
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Honorarium payable to Serving Officers/Non-Serving Officers - DOPT

No 13024/01/2009-Trg.( Trg. Ref)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel,Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Training Division

Block-IV, Old JNU Campus.
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi – 110067
Dated 23rd September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Honorarium for Guest Faculty

The undersigned is directed to refer to DoPT’s O.M. No.13024/2/2008-Trg,1 dated 3rd March 2009 wherein rates of honorarium to the Guest faculty payable to Serving Officers/Non-Serving Officers/Experts/Eminent persons coming as guest faculty to the Central Training Establishments (CTIs) have been mentioned The same are reproduced below:

S.No. Category Existing rates

1 Serving officers Rs. 500/- per session
2 Non-Serving Officers Rs.1000/- per session
3 Experts/Eminent Rs.4000/-per session (with reasons justifying such resource persons payment duly recorded by the Head of CTI)

2. The above rates were based on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission and accordingly the pattern followed by the D0PT and LBSNAA, Mussoorie for the purpose of grant of honorarium payable to Guest Faculty was made applicable to all CTIs for Group A Services,

3. A number of references have been received in DoP&t from various CTIs for revision of fees/honorarium. The matter was considered and it is hereby clarified that the Fees / honorarium for guest speakers can be decided by respective Ministries/Departments in consultation with their IFD and with approval of the Competent Authority.

4. There will be no change in the other conditions as mentioned in DoPT’s 0M. referred above.

Sd/-
Rajesh Arya
Director( Trg)

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02trn/HonorariumforguestFaculty0001.pdf
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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- DOPT Clarification reg.

No.31011/5/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 24th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the conditions laid down by this Department’s O.M. No. 31011/4/2014-Estt.(A.lV) dated 19th June, 2014, as per which the Government employees are required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/S Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT O.M. No. 310111612002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey(s).

2. The matter has further been reviewed and it is clarified that the web-portal of authorized travel agents, namely M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC will also be treated as an acceptable mode for purchase of air tickets on LTC. However, booking of air tickets through web-portals of these authorized agents would also be governed by the provisions of Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19024/1/2012-E-IV dated 5th September, 2014 which are as under:

(i) No feel service charges (by whatever nomenclature), which are not included in the ‘tariff’ charged by Air-India/airlines, are required to be paid to the aforementioned authorised travel agents.

(ii) As far as possible, air tickets on Government account may be obtained directly from the Air India/Airlines (booking counters/offices/websites) and if obtaining tickets directly from Air India/Airlines is not possible, should the services of authorised travel agents be availed of.

3. All Ministries/Departments are advised to bring these guidelines to the notice of all their employees.

Sd/-
(B. Bandopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_5_2014-Estt-A-IV.pdf
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Seventh Pay Commission has sought information on the parity of pay scales manifests in posts of a similar nature

MEENA AGARWAL
SECRETARY

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
SEVENTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION

7CPC/99/RR/2014/1

Dated: 8th September, 2014

Dear

The 7th Central Pay Commission has been receiving a number of memoranda, representations from associations/federations as well as individual cadres on pay and related issues. As part of its working, the Commission is also hearing various groups of employees both in Delhi and during its visits outside Delhi.

2. One of the major issues raised before the Commission centres on the subject of parity. One aspect of parity manifests in how posts of a similar nature are placed. Certain cadres/category of employees have, in their deposition before the Commission, stated that there are cases when identical or similarly placed cadres/categories of employees in different Ministries/Departments are placed differentially in terms of pay and promotional prospects.

3. With a view to examining and addressing this aspect of parity amongst apparently similarly placed cadres/posts, the Commission has devised a template to be filled in for posts being administered by your Department. The template seeks to elicit information that would be readily available in the Recruitment Rules for the concerned post(s)/cadres. In case your Department only operates posts involving common cadres like the Central Secretariat Service (CSS), Central Secretariat Stenographers Service (CSSS), Central Secretariat Clerical Service (CSCS), a NIL report may kindly be furnished to the Commission.

4. Since the Work of the Commission is time bound may I request that information as sought is furnished by 25 September 2014. Perhaps a copy of the RRs themselves could be sent as advance information.

Yours sincerely,

Sd/-
(Meena Agarwal)

Source: http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/
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GRANT OF TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE TO HIGHER OFFICERS – CLARIFICATION REG.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

S.No.PC-VI/345
No PC-V/2010/A/TA/1

RBE No. 100 /2014
New Delhi, dated 12 09.2014

The General Managers/CAO(R)
All Zonal Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub:- Grant of Transport Allowance @ 7000 p.m+DA thereon to officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10000, Rs.12000 on Non-functional basis-clarification reg.

Attention is invited to Board’s letter of even number dt. 07.07.2014 (RBE No.68/2014) on the above subject whereby it was clarified that those officers who are upgraded to Grade Pay of Rs.10000/PB-4 scale on the basis of Dynamic ACP or due to non-functional in-situ upgradation shall not be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance @7000 p.m+DA thereon. On receipt of representations from IRMS

Association this matter was further reviewed by the Board in the light of earlier instructions contained in Boards letter No.PC-V/2008/ACP/2, dt. 07.07.2010 and Board have decided that the IRMS Officers having Grade Pay of Rs.10000/- on promotion through DACP Scheme are toga treated at par with SAG Officers for payment of Transport Allowance @7000 p.fn plus DA thereon. However, officers of other organized services who get similar grade on non-functional upgradatlon basis shall not be eligible for the same.

2. Necessary action as per above decision may please be taken.

3. This issues with the concurrence of Finance Dte. of Railway Board.

4. Hindi version is enclosed.

Sd/-
(N.Singh)
Dy.Director, Pay Commission – V
Railway Board

Source: AIRF
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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Additional benefit on death/disability of Government servant covered by New Pension System- clarification regarding.

RBE No.96/2014

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

No. 2012/F(E)III/1(1)/4 New

Delhi, Dated: 08. 09.2014.

The GMs/FA&CAOs,
All Indian RailwayslProduction Units/RDSO.
(As per mailing list)

Subject: Additional benefit on death/disability of Government servant covered by New Pension System- clarification regarding.

A copy each of the Ministry of Finance. Department of Financial Services O.M No.11/23/2013-PR dated 21.05.2014 and the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)’s letter No.PFRDA/24/FXIT/10 dated 22.08.2014 is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also

2. The Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DOP&PW)’s OM dated 05.05.2009 and the PFRDAs circular No.PFRDA/2013/2/PDEX/Z dated 22.01.2013 mentioned in the Ministry of Finances OM dated 21.05.2014 were circulated to the Zonal Railways vide Boards letter No.2008/AC-II/21/18 dated 29.05.2009 and letter No.2010./AC-II/21/18 dated 02.02.2013 respectively.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

Sd/-
(Amitabh Joshi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board

 O.M No.11/23/2013-PR dated 21.05.2014 of Ministry of Finance. Department of Financial Services

No.11/23/2013-PR
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services

Jeevan Deep Building, Parliament Street
New Delhi. dated 21st May, 2014

Office Memorandum

Subject: Additional benefits on death/ disability of Government servant covered by National Pension System (NPS)- clarification -reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Railway Board, Ministry of Railways OM No. 2012/F(E)III/1/4 dated 14th January 2013 on the subject above and to say that the comments of this Department on the Ministry of Railways’ reservations as under Para 3 of above OM, are as under:

“The PFRDA’s clarification that the benefit granted vide the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare (DPPW) OM. dated 05. 05 2009 are over and above the benefits admissible under National Pension System (NPS), needs to be modified to the extent that the employee or the legal heirs of the employees, who wish to opt for pension or family pension as per the DPPW order, can not avail of two pension related benefits under the NPS and CCS (Pension) Rules. 1972 simultaneously.”

2. For any further clarification on the DPPW OM dated 05th May 2009, Ministry of Railways may kindly get in touch with the DPPW itself.

3. This issues with approval of Joint Secretary, Departrnentof Financial services, Ministry of Finance.

Sd/-
(Surinder Kaur)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA)’s letter No.PFRDA/24/FXIT/10 dated 22.08.2014

PENSION FUND REGULATORY AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

VENKATESWARLU PERI
General Manager

1st Floor, ICADR Building, Plot No. 6.
Vasant Kunj Institutional Area,
Phase – II, New Delhi – 110070

PFRDA/24/EXIT/10

22nd Aug, 2014

Mr. Amitabh Joshi
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)III,
Railway Board,
Ministry of Railways,
Rail Bhawan, New Delhi-01

Subject: Additional Benefits on death/disability of Government servant covered by NPS

Dear Sir,

This has reference letter No. 2012/F-El‘ (lll)/1/4 dt. 30”‘ June, reference the OM No. 11.23/2013 dt. 21th May, 2013 with respect to Railway Board, Ministry of Railways OM No. 2012/F(E)lll/1/4 dated 14th January 2013 on the subject cited above.

In this regard, we wish to inform you that we have included the same in our proposed Exit Regulations and which shall ensure that in case if the government or government authority or entity registered as government sector) (as employer) under the NPS with the central record keeping agency (ORA) provides any additional relief or benefit to the family members of a deceased NPS subscriber/subscriber due to any ground like invalidation leading to loss of employment in lieu of the benefits available under National Pension System, the claimants to the accumulated pension wealth of the deceased subscriber/subscriber would be free to avail such benefits subject to the condition that they specifically agree and undertake to transfer the accumulated pension wealth to the Government dept unconditionally’.

We have already provided this information t.o Department of Financial Services (DFS), vide letter no. PFRDA/24/10/E-82, dt. 1st  July 2014, copy of which is enclosed herewith for your information.

Yours faithfully,

sd/-
Venkateswarlu Peri

Source: http://www.airfindia.com/Orders%202014/RBE%2096_2014.pdf
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Postal Employees to get 60 Days Bonus for Accounting Year 2013-14.

F.NO.26-04/2014-PAP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & Information Technology
Department of Posts,
(Establishment Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sensed Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001

No. 26-04/2014-PAP

Dated: 19. September, 2014

1. All Chief Postmasters General
1 All Postmasters General
3.Deputy Director General (PAP), Department of Posts.
4.All General Managers (Finance)
5.Directors/Deputy Directors of Accounts (Postal)
6. Director, RAKNPA/Directors of All PTCs

SUB:PRODUCTIVITY LINKED BONUS FOR THE ACCOUNTING YEAR 2013-2014.

Sir/Madam,

The undersigned is directed to convey the sanction of the President of India to the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus for the accounting year 2013-14 equivalent of emoluments of 60 (sixty) Days to the employees of Department of Posts in Group `D/MTS, Group ‘C’ and non-gazetted Group ‘B’. Ex-Gratia payment of bonus to Gramin Dak Sevaks who are regularly appointed after observing all appointment formalities, and Ad-hoc payment of bonus to Casual labourers who have been conferred Temporary Status are also to be paid equivalent to allowances / wages respectively for 60 (sixty) Days for the same period.

1.1 The calculation for the purpose of payment of bonus under each category will be done as indicated below.

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Guidelines on implementation of suemotu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 -Compliance of.

NO 1/6/2011-IR 
Government of lndia 
Ministry of Personnel, PG & Pensions 
Department of Personnel Training 

North Block, New Delhi-110001 
Dated 22nd September, 2014 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Sub: Guidelines on implementation of suemotu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 -Compliance of. 

Attention is invited to this Department's O.M. of even no. dated 15.4.2013 and  subsequent reminder dated 10.12.2013 on the subject mentioned above. 

2. In that O.M., it was mentioned that each Ministry/Public Authority shall ensure that the guidelines for suo motu disclosure under RTI are fully operationalised within a period of 6 months from the date of their issuance i.e. 15.04.2013. It was also mentioned that the Action Taken Report on the compliance of guidelines should be sent, alongwith the URL link, to the DoPT and the Central lnformation Commission soon after the expiry of the initial period of the 6 months. It has been noticed that most of the Ministries/Departments/Public Authorities have not sent the compliance report/Action Taken Report to this Department and Central lnformation Commission. 

3. It was required that each Ministry/Public Authority should get its proactive disclosure package audited by third party every year and such audit should be communicated to the CIC through publication on their own website. It has been noticed that most of the Ministries/Public Authorities have not yet got their proactive disclosure package audited by a third party. 

4. It is once again requested that the guidelines mentioned in O.M. dated 15.4.2013 be complied with and the proactive disclosure package be got audited by a third party. The compliance report may be sent to this Department and the Central Information Commission, at the earliest. 

Sd/-
(Mamta Kundra)
Joint Secretary

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02rti/1_6_2011-IR_22092014.pdf
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Guidelines for allotment of alternate general pool residential accommodation in the Automated System

No. 12035/18/2014-Pol.II
Government of India
Ministry of Urban Development
Directorate of Estates
Nirman Bhavan,
New Delhi -110 108.

Dated the 15th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines for allotment of alternate general pool residential accommodation in the Automated System of Allotment on declaration of a house unsafe/dangerous or re-development of government colonies or GPRA required for any other public purpose.

 The undersigned is directed to refer the subject mentioned above and to say that henceforth allotments of alternate general pool residential accommodation to allottees on declaration of a house unsafe/dangerous or re-development of government colonies or GPRA required for any other public purpose shall be done through Automated System of Allotment [ASA] with effect from 16.9.2014.

2. It has been decided with the approval of the competent authority that in case of complete government colonies declared unsafe/dangerous, the allottees of such colonies shall be placed enbloc over the unified (change/initial) waiting list for same type of accommodation and the allottees may make preferences of houses in the ASA for allotment.

3. In cases where individual houses in Government colony are declared as unsafe/dangerous the alternate allotment of accommodation to be made on priority on the following basis:

a) Vacancies in the same locality or nearby locality to be identified for priority allotment where such occupants would be given priority in the same type of accommodation over unified (change/initial) waiting list.

b) The allottee of ground floor accommodation may apply for ground floor and above and the allottee of first floor above may apply for fist floor and above and allotment will be made accordingly.

c) Equal number of identified vacancies will be placed for allotment in ASA in relation to number of such unsafe/dangerous houses.

4. The request of allottee, whose residential accommodation declared as unsafe/dangerous by the concerned maintenance agency shall be entered into ‘Unsafe Accommodation Register’ of ASA by the concerned Allotment Section.

5. It has been further decided that where a house declared as unsafe/dangerous for living, the declaration will be by an officer not below the rank of an Executive Engineer, CPWD and he should satisfy himself before issue of certificate of declaration. The unsafe/dangerous house(s) may be reported to NIC, Directorate of Estates online by CPWD on such declaration.

6. It has also been decided that where an entire government residential colony is declared unsafe/dangerous for living by CPWD or required to be vacated for re-development, a certificate of declaration from DG, CPWD will only be accepted along with the work plan to make the colony habitable within a period of 3 years in consultation with Works Division of Ministry of Urban Development.

7. This OM supersedes the instructions of the Directorate of Estates O.M.No.12035(1)/91-Pol.II dated 21.2.1991 and O.M.No.12035/16/2005-Pol.IIdated 5.9.2005.

Sd/-
(Roop Lal)
Deputy Director of Estates

source-http://estates.nic.in/WriteReadData/dlcirculars/Circulars20350.pdf
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