Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government – Dopt Orders.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel  & Training

North Block, New Delhi,
dated the 29th June, 2015


Subject: Grant of age concession to the Persons with Disabilities suffering from (a) blindness or ow vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy for direct recruitment to civil posts/services under the Central Government.

The undersigned is directed to say that the following age concessions have been provided to physically handicapped persons for recruitment under the Central Government:

(i) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit for Group C and D posts filled through employment exchanges issued vide O.M.No.15012/6/77-Estt.(D) dated 28.1.1978;

(ii) Provision of five years’ concession in upper age limit (10 years for SC/ST, 8 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group ‘A’ and ‘B’ posts otherwise than through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.15012/5/92-Estt.(D) dated 27.7.1995; and

(iii) Provision of ten years concession in upper age limit (15 years for SC/ST, 13 years for OBC) for recruitment to Group A, B, C and D Civil Posts/Services filled through Open Competitive Examination issued vide O.M.No.43019/28/86-Estt.(D) dated 1.2.1999.

2. The question of prescribing uniform age-concession for direct recruitment to all Civil Posts/Services under the Central Government has since been examined and in supersession of the OMs referred to at (i), (ii) and (iii) above, the following has been decided:

Age relaxation of 10 years (15 years for SC/ST and 13 years for OBC candidates) in upper age limit shall be allowed to persons suffering from (a) blindness or low vision, (b) hearing impairment and (c) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy in case of direct recruitment to all civil posts/services under the Central Government identified suitable to be held by persons with such disabilities, subject to the condition that maximum age of the applicant on the crucial date shall not exceed 56 years.

(ii) The age concession to the persons with disabilities shall be admissible irrespective of the fact whether the post is reserved for person with disabilities or not, provided the post is identified suitable for the relevant category of disability. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, in respect of which the List of Services Identified suitable for Physically Disabled Category along with’ the Physical Requirements and Functional Classifications is notified separately.

(iii) Relaxation of age limit would be permissible to such persons who have a minimum of 40% disability.

(iv) The definitions of above categories of disabilities, for the purpose of age relaxation, will be same as given in this Department’s O.M. No. 36035/3/2004-Estt(Reservation) dated 29th December 2005.

(v) If a person with disability is entitled to age concession by virtue of being a Central Government employee, concession to him/her will be admissible either as a ‘person with disability’ or as a ‘Central Government employee’ whichever may be more beneficial to him/her. This provision will not apply to the Civil Services Examination, which is governed by the Civil Services Examination Rules, published annually.

(vi) Provisions of this O.M. will not be applicable to a post/service for which other specific provision regarding age relaxation is made by notification.

3. The Ministries/Departments are advised to ensure invariably that while sending the requisition to the UPSC/SSC and other recruitment agencies for direct recruitment posts by selection, they should clearly mention in the requisition the category of person(s) with disabilities suitable for the post(s) in question. No change or modification in identified post(s) for physically disabled persons with respect to an Examination, intimated after the Notification of that Examination, shall be acceptable.

4. These instructions come into effect from the date of their issue.

(Mukta Goel)
Director (E.I)

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Monday, June 29, 2015

Non-payment of HRA, Transport Allowance etc.,


 No.   E(NG)II/2015/RC-1/Genl./2

                          New Delhi, dated 04.06.2015

The  General Secretary, NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New  Delhi  –  100055.

Sub: Non-payment   of   HRA,   Transport Allowance   etc.,   to   Trainees appointed  on  compassionate  grounds   in  Grade   Pay  1900/-  in artisan   category etc-reg.

The undersigned is directed  to  refer to your  letter No.II-1A/N’FIR/Pt.19 dated 16.10.2014  on  the  above  subject   and  to state  that  the  matter   has  already   been examined   by  the  Board  and suitably   advised  to  All  Indian   Railways  & Production unit.  A copy  has already   been  endorsed  to  GS/NFIR  vide  this office  letter  of  even number  dated 23.04.2015.    (copy  enclosed)

DA: As above.

Yours sincerely,

For Secretary/Railway Board.

Source: NFIR
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Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) being paid to the Central Government employees

Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated 24th June, 2015


Subject: Stoppage of Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) being paid to the Central Government employees working in the interior/remote areas and their governance under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

Reference is invited to OM No.S-14020/1/88-MS dated 17.07.1990 in which fixed medical allowance to the tune of Rs.25/- per month was granted to employee working in the interior/remote areas where no Authorized Medical Attendant was available within a radius of 5 kms, which was subsequently revised to the tune of Rs.100/- per month vide OM F.No.14025/33/98-MS dated 18.01.1999.

2. On receiving a proposal from Ministry of Defence on the issue of medical reimbursement to employees who are in receipt of Fixed Medical Allowance, the matter was examined in the Ministry in consultation with Department of Expenditure and Department of Personnel & Training.

3. It has now been decided to stop the above mentioned Fixed Medical Allowance. Henceforth, the Central Government employees residing in interior/remote areas will be governed by the extant rules as laid down under CS(MA) Rules, 1944.

4. This O.M. will be effective from the date of issue. After issuance of this OM, the above mentioned O.Ms i.e. O.M. No.S-14020/1/88-MS dated 17.07.1990 and O.M. F.No.14025/33/98-MS dated 18.01.1999, stand withdrawn.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Department of Personnel & Training and Department of Expenditure.

(Bindu Tewari)

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Employment News Weekly update – Recruitment in Railways and RBI

Employment News has uploaded another fresh list of vacancies in Central Govt Sector for Indian job seekers. This time Railway Board and Reserve Bank of India. More than 2000 vacancies in Railways and 500 vacancies in RBI…

1. Railway Recruitment Board
Name of Post –unior Engineer, Depot Material Superintendent, Chemical & Metallurgical Assistant, Sr. Section Engineer and Chief Depot Material Superintendent.
No. of Vacancies – Over 2000
Last Date – 26.07.2015

2. Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai
Name of Post – Professor cum Principal, Assistant Professor, Technical Officer, Officer-in-charge etc.
No. of Vacancies – 22
Last Date – 03.07.2015

3. Reserve Bank of India
Name of Post – Assistants
No. of Vacancies – 504
Last Date – 03.07.2015

4. Central University of Jammu, J&K
Name of Post-Finance Officer, Librarian, Deputy Librarian, Public, Professor, Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, etc.
Agrovet Service Representatives
No. of Vacancies – 39
Last Date –15.07.2015

5. National Technical Research Organisation
Name of Post – Scientist ‘G’, Chief Engineer, Deputy Director of Accounts, Assistant Director of Accounts, Accounts Officer, Technical Officer, etc.
No. of Vacancies – 159
Last Date–before 45 days from the date of publication

6. Janki Devi Memorial College, Delhi
Name of Post– Assistant Professor
No. of Vacancies – 54
Last Date–within 21 days from the date of publication.

Source : www.employmentnews.gov.in
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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Finalization of the 7th pay commission report is underway, no further meetings in future

Finalization of the 7th pay commission report is underway, no further meetings in future

Further to the memoranda received from a variety of Organisations, Federations, Groups representing civil employees in the Government of India as also from the Defence Services, the Commission has had fruitful and wide ranging discussions on relevant issues with all stakeholders. Such interactions have now been concluded. Valuable inputs have been received and the work of compilation and finalization of the report is underway, so that the Commission completes its task in the time frame given to it. Accordingly, any future requests for meeting with the Commission will not be entertained.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

CSD Purchase Entitlement for Car, Bike, TV, WM and Refrigerator for All Categories - CSD Guidelines on June 2015

CSD Purchase Entitlement for Car, Bike, TV, WM and Refrigerator for all categories - CSD Guidelines on June 2015




Entitlement for AFD-I items other than car (refrig, tv, w/machine, two wheelers etc.)

For all categories after every three years.

Procedure for purchase of four wheelers:

Customer who wishes to purchase four wheelers through CSD must obtain sanction from the office of Deputy Director General Canteen Services (DDGCS), QMG Branch, New Delhi in the prescribed application form.
Obtain availability certificate from the dealer.

On receipt of approval letter from DDGCS, QMG Branch New Delhi submit prescribed application (CSD Depot Indent form) at the concerned depot alongwith availability certificate and payment in the form of DD or RTGS/NEFT.

Other documents required at the depot for verification in addition to copy of car sanction letter from DDGCS, QMG Branch.

CSD depot indent form duly countersigned by Commanding Officer of the unit for serving personnel or by Station Commander or Dy Director of Zila Sainik Board for Ex-Servicemen.

Car sanction letter from DDGCS office, QMG Branch.

Copy of PAN card/ Form 16.

Copy of driving license (relaxable for retired PBORs & Senior citizens)

Certified copy of paybook bearing entry with regard to purchase of car (applicable only for serving JCOs/OR and equivalents).

Certificate from the CO/OC of Unit confirming that financial position of the applicant allows to purchase a car (applicable only for serving JCOs/OR and equivalents).

PPO/Discharge book/Release Order (for ESM).

Any other document as prescribed under the respective State Govt. notification.This is essential since State Govts while extending VAT relaxation prescribe specific documents to be submitted.

Address proof.

Procedure for purchase of two wheelers & other AFD I items:

Entitled customer can purchase the items from CSD depots on submission of prescribed application form duly filled in alongwith payment either by DD or RTGS/NEFT. No prior sanction is required for two wheelers and other AFD I items from QMG’s Branch.

Miscellaneous points

DD to be drawn in favour of “Canteen Stores Department, Public Fund Account (Main) from any nationalized bank payable at the station of CSD depot. Prior to making the bank draft latest rates should be confirmed from the concerned depot/ dealer as these are subject to change. For approximate rates please go to product search on the Home Page of this website.

On submission of application and payment, concerned depot will release documents such as OR, Sale letter, Supply Order, Authority letter etc.

These documents have to be submitted to the concerned dealer for effecting delivery of the item.

Payment for registration and insurance will be made to the dealer and not to CSD depot.

For additional accessories, customer has to bear the expenses.

In case a vehicle has a waiting list in the civil market, the same should be booked with a dealer who is affiliated with CSD, with minimum booking amount as decided by the manufacturer. Full payment can be made with CSD depot once the vehicle is available and the dealer issues an availability certificate. Advance booking of the vehicle with the civil dealer will be governed by the rules as promulgated by the manufacturer/dealer. This will save unnecessary blockage of funds.

No payment is to be made on account of CSD handling charges/ logistic charges to the dealer.

Price will be charged as applicable at the time of delivery of item.

No interest will be paid by CSD or by the dealer for late delivery of the vehicle.

Business hours of CSD depots vary so please contact CSD depot concerned to ascertain transaction timings.

No transactions are entertained on Sundays and Holidays.

Source : www.csdindia.gov.in
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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Demand of staff side to increase the subscription and the Insurance coverage – NC JCM

Feedback of NC JCM meeting with 7th Pay Commission

Shiva Gopal Mishra

Ph: 23382286
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-Mail: nc.jcm.ni@gmail.com


Dated: June 15, 2015

All Constituent Organisations of

National Council(JCM)

Dear Comrades,

As indicated in our last circular letter, the final meeting with the 7th CPC was hled on 9.6.2015. Earlier on 8th afternoon, the Staff side had met separately to chalk out the course of negotiations. The National JCA also met on the same day. The National Anomaly Committee met on 9th June, 2015 at 3.00 pm under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (E) Department of Personnel at Room No. 72 North Block, New Delhi. We give hereunder a brief synopsis of the discussions at all the meetings.

1. Meeting with 7thCPC

The following Staff Side members were present at the Meeting:- Com. M. Raghavaiah(Leader Staff Side – NFIR), Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra(Secretary, Staff Side-AIRF), Com. Guman Singh, Com. R.P. Bhatnagar and Com. B.C. Sharma(all from NFIR), Com. Rakhal Dasgupta, Com. J.R. Bhosale (AIRF), Com. KKN Kutty, Com. M.S. Raja and Com. M. Krishnan (from Confederation and NFPE), Com. Srikumar and Com. R.N. Pathak(from AIDEF) Com. Srinivasan and Com. Surjeet Singh( From INDWF).

(a) Date of Effect – The Chairman has made it clear that the Commission would recommend 1.1.2016 as the date of effect of their recommendations. The Commission would finalise its report by end of August and would submit the same to the Government thereafter. They would adopt Dr. Aykroyd formula for the computation of the Minmum wage. To the specific query made by the Staff Side, the Commission said that they would factor the probable increase In the rate of retail prices of the commodities and would arrive at the minimum wage as on 1.1.2016. There had been no reply to the loss of wages to the employees due to the erosion of the real value of wages as there was no interim relief or benefit accrued from the merger of DA. These demands, therefore, stand rejected.

(b) Increase in the insurance coverage in cases of death in harness – The Staff Side recalled the assurance held out by the Commission earlier to have the actuarial assessed by an expert agency to accede to the demand of the staff side to increase the subscription and the insurance coverage. The Staff Side was of the opinion that their suggestion to share the subscription in the ratio of 3:7 was reasonable but in the absence of an expert study, the Government might not accept the same. The commission said that they would explore the possibility of such an assessment by the LIC before finalization of the report.

(c) Fitment Formula – The Commission might accept the suggestion made by the Staff Side in respect of fitment formula with requisite change in the ratio on the basis of the quantum of minimum wage determined.

(d) In the matters of rate of increment, quantum of allowances etc. – The Commission did not come out clearly of their thinking in the matter.

(e) Parity in Pension entitlement of the past and present pensioners – The Commission is yet to make up its mind on the suggestion made by the staff side in the matter. They however said that almost all the Pensioners organizations which met the Commission had pleaded for this and the same is linked with the one rank one pension demand of the Armed forces personnel.

(f) MACP Scheme – The difficulties and anomalies pointed out by the Staff Side and various other organizations have been taken note of by the Commission. The Commission assured to evolve a methodology to resolve the problem.

(g) Opposition to the induction of casual/daily rated workers and contractorisation – The Commission said that they were opposed to the unfair practice of exploitation of labour. For jobs which are of perennial and permanent character, regular workers must be recruited, the Commission added and that would obviate the need for outsourcing and contractorisation. Since most of the outsourced jobs do not require any academic qualification, the Commission was of the opinion that the revival of Group D cadre would help to address the issue. However, the Commission stated that if only the staff side sends in a communication in writing, the Commission would be able to make any recommendation in the matter. The Staff Side reiterated that they are totally opposed to outsourcing, induction of casual workers and contractorisation and the same has been made explicit in their memorandum.

(h) Parity in the pay scales between the personnel in the Central Sectt and those in the subordinate establishments – The Commission stated that they have appreciated the stand taken by the Staff Side in the matter. The Commission was non committal on other issues raised by the Staff Side members.

2. National Anomaly Committee meeting

The meeting was held at Room No. 72 North Block, under the Chairmanship of J.S(E) Department of Personnel and Training. In the initial remarks, the Staff side raised the following issues.

(a) Though the official side had promised to provide an action taken statement on all issues in the National Council, the same has not been supplied;

(b) No date for the National Council is indicated.

(c) No indication of the steps taken to convene the Departmental Councils. The official side had assured of the convening of the Departmental Council of the Ministry of Finance in the last meeting. However, the staff side has not been apprised of any date so far.

(d) Abnormal delay in replying to the references made to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Personnel from the Railways and other Ministries.

(e) The necessity to increase the ceiling limit of the rebate in Incometax for the allowances given to the Loco Pilots.

(f) Non-adherence to the GOI instructions by the Defence Ministry in certain matters.

The Official Side stated that the Action taken Statement was almost ready but for certain comments from Certain departments. The same would be sent to the staff Side and another meeting held to discuss the course of action required on items where no agreement could be reached. The JS (per) stated that some of the references received from the Railways had been sent back to them for clarification before a final decision is taken. Regarding increase in the rebate ceiling under the Income tax Act, the matter would be referred to the revenue department and requested the staff side to appreciate that the same has to be

considered in a wider perspective. Thereafter the agenda items, which had not been discussed even once were taken up.

(i) Anomaly in the Pay Band and Grade Pay assigned to the Group B Officers of the Audit, Income Tax, Accounts, Central Excise and Customs and Postal Departments. (Agenda Item No. 1 and 8 taken together.) Despite agreeing that there existed an anomaly in the matter, the official side expressed their inability to proceed further in the matter as the Group B Officers were beyond the ambit of the JCM scheme. However, they agreed that the Govt. would submit take up the issue specifically with the 7th CPC. Com. Shiva Gopal Mishra said that the Govt. must consider a JCM set up for the promote officers as their cases are not heard or discussed at any other forum. Com. Kutty said that the items were introduced as early as in 2009 and it was not correct on the part of the official side to state that the same would be referred to the 7th CPC. Normally the Pay Commission would not entertain to consider the anomalies of the earlier Commissions. However, after some discussions, it was concluded that the Govt. must take up the issue with the 7th CPC, in spite of the fact that the Commission has almost reached its concluding stage.

(ii) Anomaly in the pay and Grade Pay of Data Processing Assistants Grade A.. The official side did not agree with the contention that the assigning of higher grade pay to certain categories of officers (7450-11500 and Grade Pay4600) was arbitrary. The Government, they added, had acted upon the recommendation of the 6th CPC. They also said that only in those cases where the pre-revised pay scales were in 6500-10500 such up-gradation had been made. In the case of DPA Grade A, they were in the pre revised scale of pay of Rs. 5500-9000.

(iii) Item No.3. Grant of Grade pay of Rs. 4200 to Lab Technicians. The official side said that the orders have been issued in the matter.

(iv) Item No.4. Up-gradation of Pay Band and Grade pay of LDCs and UDCs.

The Staff Side made the following points in support of the item:-

(a) The Grade pay of Rs. 1900 assigned to LDCs by the 6th CPC was without any logic and without appreciating the existing vertical relativity between Group D and LDCs and LDCs and UDCs.

(b) While creating the non functional grade in the grade pay of Rs. 4200 in the Central Secretariat, the Department of Personnel, which is the nodal department for all matters concerning the common categories, did not extend the benefit to the UDCs in the Subordinate offices.

(c) The Staff side also pointed out the Department while restructuring the cadre of stenographers in the Central Sectt. earlier, had extended the benefit to all Stenographers in the subordinate offices.

The official side stated that it was not possible for them to address the issue, whatever may be its justification in the background of the setting up of the 7th CPC. They however, assured to make a reference specifically to the Commission.

(v) Item No.5. Senior Clerks in DMS to be assigned grade pay of Rs. 4200. The matter was stated to be sub-judice. Staff Side, however, stated that, with the change in Recruitment Rules, they should brought at par with the Railways.

(vi) Item No. 6 and 12. The two agenda items being identical were take up together. The Staff side pointed out the glaring discrimination in the matter. They also stated that the number of employees involved is very small. On behalf of the Postal Department it was stated that the recruitment qualification in the

Postal Department was VIII Standard and ITI whereas in other establishment, the academic qualification stipulated was X Standard. The Staff side contested the same pointing out that no person is entitled to be admitted to ITI without having X standard qualification. They pointed out that the merger of Artisan Grade I and Charge hand was the root cause of the problem. The official side took the stand that in any case the anomaly cannot be removed at this stage and have to wait till the 7th CPC recommendations are made.

(vii) Item No. 7. Parity in pay scales between the Central Sectt. and subordinate offices. The official side said that the up-gradation of the pay scale of Central Sectt. Assistants were on well found grounds. The Government had considered the repercussion of the said decision and therefore, the decision is not possible to be either reversed or extended to any other category of employees. They added that perhaps the 7th CPC before whom the matter is already agitated by the employees organizations of the subordinate offices might take a decision in the matter.

(viii) Item No. 9 and 10. Higher grade pay for Medical Assistants and Store keepers. The Defence Ministry was asked to submit a detailed note to the Ministry of Finance indicating the duties and responsibilities assigned as also the recruitment qualifications stipulated in the RR to enable them to reconsider the issue.

(ix) Children Educational Allowance for any two children. The official side stated that the deviation made in identifying the eldest two children was consciously done taking into account the National Population policy and various other factors and is not likely to be changed. Regarding the claim for reimbursement of expenses incurred in the nursery class, as such institutions or classes are not linked to any Educational Boards, the official side said that they would look into the matter with a view to find a solution thereof.

Comradely yours,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side) NC/JCM & Convener

Source: NC JCM Staff Side
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Merger of DA with Pay and Interim Relief – National JCA Meeting held on 8.6.2015

Denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously – NC JCM
4, State Entry Road New Delhi–110055


Dated: June 15, 2015

All the Members of the NJCA,

Dear Comrades,

Sub: National JCA Meeting held on 8th June

The National JCA, which met at the Staff Side Office on 8th June, 2015, took note of the fact that quite a few states are yet to hold the State Level Conventions. The meeting also noted that the strike decision taken on 28th April, 2015 has not been percolated down to the rank and file of the workers. The meeting wanted the affiliate to realize that the denial of the demand for wage revision to be effective from 01.01.2014 and the consequent denial of interim relief and the benefit of merger of DA with Pay must be viewed very seriously as the said decision will have far reaching consequence. The Government would discard the age old practice of grant of I.R. and merger of DA forever. It has decided to appeal to all the affiliates to chalk out independent programmes of actions in the months to come and to carry out the same in all seriousness so that the employees become fully aware of the possible outcome of the 7th CPC. The Chairman and Convenor of the National JCA will get in touch with those States, where the convention has not been held so far. The meeting decided to convey to members that the minimum wage computation, in the given situation would be on an imaginary basis. The National JCA was of the opinion that a meeting of all office bearers of the participating organizations must be convened at Delhi somewhere in the month of July to chalk out programmes of action to be pursued by the CGEs together. It was informed at the meeting that both Defence and Railways would be taking their strike ballot and would be concluded in the first week of October. The meeting, therefore, decided to advise the other units to chalk out progammes of action in July so that an ambience of struggle could be created. The NJCA also took note of the painful fact that despite assurances, Government was not convening the National Council and Departmental Councils and the JCM has been allowed to become defunct. The National JCA in conclusion decided to appeal to all affiliates to take concrete steps to invigorate the joint movement of the Central Government employees and meet the challenge that is likely to arise on receipt of the recommendations of the 7th CPC by creating an atmosphere of Unity, and determination to carry out the call of indefinite strike action scheduled to commence on 23rd November, 2015.

With greetings,

(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side)
NC JCM & Convener

Source: www.ncjcmstaffside.com
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Monday, June 22, 2015

Contributory Pension Scheme – Allotment of Contributory Pension Scheme Numbers to existing employees/newly joined employees – Further instructions - Regarding.

Finance (PGC) Department,
Secretariat, Chennai-600 009.

Letter No.63734/FS/T/PGC/2013-32, dated: 17.06.2015
Thiru. K.Shanmugam I.A.S.,
Principal Secretary to Government.

All Secretaries to Government
All Departments of Secretariat.


Sub: Pension – Contributory Pension Scheme – Allotment of Contributory Pension Scheme Numbers to existing employees/newly joined employees – Further instructions - Regarding.

Ref:1. G.O.(Ms)No.259, Finance (Pension) Department, dated 06.8.2003.

 2. From the Director of Treasuries and Accounts, Letter No.4519/2013/E3, dated 21.4.2014.

 3. Government Letter No.63734/FS/T/PGC/2013, dated 2.5.14

4. Representation from the Tamil Nadu Government Officials’ Union dated 21/5/2014.

 5. Government Letter No.63734/FS/T/PGC/2013, dated 23.05.14

 6. Representation from Tamil Nadu Government Officials’ Union date 9.9.14.

 7. Government Letter No.63734/FS/T/PGC/2013-22, dated 11.9.2014.

 8. Government Letter No.63734/FS/T/PGC/2013, dated 05.12.14.

 9.From the DTA, Chennai-15 lr RC.No.4519/2013/CPS/P3, dated 11.3.15.

 10.Government Letter No.63734/FS/T/PGC/2013, dated 24.03.2015.

 11.From the DTA, Chennai-15 lr No.4519/2013/NPS/, dated 29.5.15.

I am to invite your attention to the reference cited.

2. In the Government Order First cited, Government have introduced the Contributory Pension Scheme to Tamil Nadu State Government Employees with effect from 1.4.2003.

3. In the reference Third, Fifth and Seventh cited, necessary instructions were issued extending the time limit for admitting the pay bills of the existing employees and the newly joined employees covered under Contributory Pension Scheme without Contributory Pension Scheme Index Number and in the reference tenth cited, the period was last extended upto May 2015. 

4. In the reference eleventh cited, Director of Treasuries and Accounts has furnished the present position of allotment of Contributory Pension Scheme Index Numbers and Missing Credit details and has stated that some applications are being processed.

5. The Government has therefore, decided that the period of acceptance of the pay bills of the employees/teachers for whom Contributory Pension Scheme Number have not been assigned be extended for a further period of 3 months i.e. upto AUGUST 2015, to complete the entire process of assigning Contributory Pension Scheme Numbers. (Excluding those employees who have already filed Writ petitions seeking to continue them in the Old Pension Scheme)

6. All the Heads of Departments / Heads of Offices / Drawing and Disbursing Officers shall follow the other guidelines already issued in the reference 8th cited scrupulously and see that all the new recruits are assigned the Contributory Pension Scheme Index Numbers immediately on their joining. Failure to adhere to the above instructions will be viewed seriously.

7. The Director of Treasuries and Accounts and Commissioner of Government Data Centre shall furnish a fortnightly progress report to Government in this regard without fail.

Yours faithfully,

for Principal Secretary to Government.

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Observance of punctuality in Government Offices.

No. 11013/9/2014-Estt.A-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-III Desk

North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated June 22nd, 2015


Subject: Observance of punctuality in Government Offices.

Instructions have been issued from time to time with regard to the need to observe punctuality by Government servants. Responsibility for ensuring punctuality in respect of their employees rests within Ministries/ Departments/ Offices.

2. The decision to introduce AADHAR enabled Bio-metric Attendance System (AEBAS) in Central Government offices, including attached/ sub-ordinate offices, to replace the manual system of marking of attendance to ensure punctuality is to be implemented in all Ministries/ Departments. This Department vide O.M. of even no. dated 21.11.2014 and 28.01.2015, while recognizing that the Biometric Attendance System is only an enabling platform had, inter-alia, stated that there was no change in the instructions relating to office hours, late attendance etc.

3. In this connection attention is invited to Rule 3(1)(ii) of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 which stipulates that every Government servant shall at all times maintain devotion to duty. Habitual late attendance is viewed as conduct unbecoming of a Government servant and disciplinary action may be taken against such a Government servant. It is also added that punctuality in attendance is to be observed by Government servants at all levels.

4. It is also requested that the necessary directions may be issued to all employees to mark their attendance in BAS portal on regular basis.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment) 

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Salary Revision for Officer Employees of Public Sector Banks governed by Officer’s Service Regulation

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Financial Services

Jeevan Deep. IIIrd Floor,
Parliament Street, New Delhi,
Dated the June 19, 2015

Sh. M.V.Tanksale,
Chief Executive,
Indian Banks’ Association,

Subject: Salary Revision for Officer Employees of Public Sector Banks governed by Officer’s Service Regulation – 10th Bipartite Settlement for period 1.11.2012 to 31.10.2017

I am directed to refer to your letter No. HR&IR/KSC/GOVT/665 dated 25th May, 2015 on the above subject and to say that Government has ‘No objection‘ to IBA authorizing the Banks to pay revised salary and arrears of pay and allowances to serving officers and revised pension and arrears to existing pension optees retired w.e.f. on or after 1.11.2012 as per the provisions at the Joint Note pending amendments to the Officer’s Service Regulations/Pension Regulations subject to the provisions made by the respective banks in the particular year.

2. As regards declaring 2nd and 4th Saturday as holidays and other Saturdays as full working days is concerned. IBA may rater to this Department’s letter No. 4/1/7/2015-IR dated 2.6.2015.

3. This issues with the approval of Hon’ble Finance Minister

Yours faithfully,

(S R. Mehar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government at India

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Relief for Muslim Employees observing fast during Ramzan month & traveling long distances for IFTAR



Dated : 15.06.2015


During the Holy month of Ramzan, the time of Iftar coincides with setting of the sun, which takes place quite early.

It has, therefore, been decided that those Muslim Railway employees who observe fast and are required to tavel a long distance to their residence for Iftar, may be allowed to leave office early wherever feasible.

Director (General Admn.)
Railway Board

All Officers/branches in Railway Board’s Office.

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Conversion from CPF to GPF.

NEW DELHI -110016

F.No. 110125/2015/KVS/CPF to GPF /GR.KVS/928

Dated: 15/6/15

Shri M. Krishnan,
Secretary General,
Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers,
1st Floor, North Avenue, P.O. Building ,
New Delhi – 110001.

Subject: Conversion from CPF to GPF.

I am to refer to your letter no. KVS/2013-2015 dated 29.04.2015 addressed to the Secretary, MHRD on the captioned subject and to inform you that the matter regarding one time permission for change over from CPF to GPF Scheme for teaching and non-teaching staff of KVS was considered by MHRD in consultation with Department of Expenditure. The Ministry of HRD vide their letter No. F.3-14/2012-UT-2 dated 7th April, 2015 has informed that the Department of Expenditure after examining the proposal has inter-alia observed as under:

“The employees of Kendirya Vidyalaya Sasngathan who were in service as on 1.1.1986 and decided to opt for CPF made a conscious decision knowing well that the option once exercised is final. Grant of one more option to such CPF subscribers in KVS could have repercussion elsewhere with such an option having to be extended to all other CPF beneficiaries as well whose number is quite substantial.

In view of the above position, the proposal for grant of one time permission for changing from CPF to GPF cum Pension Scheme for teaching and non-teaching staff of KVS is not agreed to.”

Hence, it is not possible to accept your request accordingly.

Yours faithfully,

(Govind Kumar) 
Finance Officer

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Blood Donation Camp in DoPT North Block on 22nd June 2015- regarding.

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel PG & Pension
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi the 18th June,2015

Office Memorandum

Sub:- Blood Donation Camp in DoPT North Block on 22nd June 2015- regarding.

Department of Personnel and Training is organizing a Blood Donation Camp on 22nd June 2015 from 10.30 AM to 3.30 PM in Room No.190, Conference Room, North Block with the help of Indian Red Cross Society.

2. The employees of all Ministries/Departments are requested to come forward for participation in Blood Donation Camp. The family members of employees may also participate in the Camp.

3. The officers/ officials willing to donate blood may register their names to Admn.III Section on Tel.No.2309-3791.

(Kulbhushan Malhotra)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: DoPT
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NFIR strongly opposes the rationalisation of Railway employees working on Indian Railways

National Federation of Indian Railwaymen

No. IV/NFIR/S.R./2014/Part.III (HLRRC)

Dated: 17.6.2015

Shri Suresh Prabhu,
Hon’ble Minister of Railways,
Rail Bhavan, New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Media reports – Rationalisation of Railway employees working on Indian Railways – reg.

NFIR is disappointed to learn from the reports received through the print media based on the press statement issued by the Railway Board (MS) — appeared in today’s news papers that the Board has since started implementation of the recommendations of Shri Bibek Debroy Committee Report on the pretext or rationalisation of Railway employees working on the Indian Railways. Federation has further come to know that the rationalisalion process is aimed at reducing the existing strength of manpower available on the system and for the said purpose, the Railway Board has shortlisted following four companies.

“Ernst and Young,
Price Waterhouse Coopers,
KPMG and Deloilte”.

The above action makes the Federation to believe that the Railway Minister has vigorously pursuing anti worker policies, compelling staff to resist and launch agitation.

NFIR strongly opposes the move initiated by the Railway Ministry, as it is reared that the actions would harm the Railways and disturb the industrial relations.

NFIR, therefore. urges upon the Hon’ble Minister for Railways to kindly intervene and see that the precipitated steps as above are not resorted to. The decision of the Railway Board may therefore be withdrawn immediately. The Federation is willing for discussion on all matters in the overall interest of Railways and the workers.

Yours sincerely,

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR
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Regarding allowing Daily Allowance to the outsourced staff deputed in Government departments.

Government of Himachal Pradesh
Finance(Regulations) Department

No.Fin(C)· B (15)6/94 

Dated Shimla·171 002 

11th June,2015.


Subject: Regarding allowing Daily Allowance to the outsourced staff deputed in Government departments.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the subject cited above and to say that the matter regarding allowing Daily Allowance in respect of the outsourced staff deputed in Government Departments was under consideration of the Government for some time past. After careful consideration of the matter, it has been decided that outsourced staff is entitled for Daily Allowance @ Rs. 130/- per day for travel within State and Rs. 200/- per day for travel outside State .

These orders will come into force with immediate effect.

Under Secretary(Finance) to the
Government of Himachal Pradesh 

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Implementation of Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System in all KV Schools

18, Institutional Area, S.J. Marg,
New Delhi-110016.

F. No. 11090-50/2015KVS (S&S)

Date: 15.06.2015


The Deputy Commissioner/Director
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices/All ZlETs

Subject: Implementation of Common Biometric Attendance System


As a part of the “Digital India” program of Government of India, it has been decided to implement common Biometric Attendance System (BAS) which will enable an employee to register attendance by simply presenting his I her biometric (finger print/ Iris) which will be authenticated online by doing one to one match with the bio-metric stored in the UIDAI data base against the employee’s Aadhaar number. This Aadhaar Enabled Biometric Attendance System needs only Aadhaar number, basic demographic details and a photograph of the user at the time of user registration which can be done by employee himself I herself by simple web based system. The biometric details are already available with the UIDAI which are then used for authentication.

2. To overcome the challenges in the present attendance systems, Common Biometric Attendanc System is envisaged with following featuree:

2.1 Cloud-based attendance software installed and operated from NIC National Data Centre
(Further details can be noted from para 2 of “On-boarding Manual for Biometric Attendance System” which is available on the ‘attendance.gov,in’ web site)

2.2 Dedicated secure connectivity will be provided between National Data Centre & UIDAI Data Centre by NIC for authentication.

2.3 All Ministries I Departments I subordinate organisations can access the system using the NIC network provided in the Bhawans.

2.4 Offices using the system will install biometric enabled terminals I devices to mark the attendance; the number and location of required devices will be assessed by the offices; the offices concerned will be responsible for day-today maintenance of the devices.

2.5 Connectivity of the devices /terminals will be established through Wi-Fi I GPRS.

2.6 Customised reporting formats for various levels of employees will be developed by UIDAI/ NIC.

2.7 Facility for centralised compilation and publication of attendance data in public domain will be provided as per requirements.

3. This setup costs extremely less and management information system does not require any resources or manual intervention. To facilitate the implementation and thereafter operate the Biometric Attendance System (BAS), it is desired to nominate a Nodal Officer (NO) for acting as a Single Point of Contract (SPoC) for driving the Boimetric attendance initiative. The Deputy Commissioner will be the Nodal Officer in case of Regional Offices. The Director will be the Nodal Officer in case of ZIETs and Principal shall be the Nodal Officer in case of Kendriya Vidyalaya concerned. The Nodal Officer shall be responsible for:-

3.1 Monitoring and co-coordinating with the stakeholders for smooth functioning of the Biometric Attendance System

3.2 providing update facility for bio-metric updating in case of poor bio-metric capture during enrolment process and in cases where there are failure in detecting the fingerprints by organising Aadhaar camps.

3.3 Organising special Aadhaar Enrolment Camps (AECs), if considerable numbers of employees are not able to register on the portal due to nonavailability of Aadhaar numbers.

3.4 Aadhaar number generation for the enrolments done in the AECs.

3.5 e-Aadhaar access.

3.6 Best Finger Detection and other Aadhaar related issues.

3.7 The Nodal Officers concerned are required to register the Unit online (once) on the portal for using attendance.gov.in by giving number of employees and their existing website name. Once the registration of the KVS unit (i.e Regional Office/ZIET/KV, as the case may be) is complete, the name of Unit concerned will be listed in the portal for enrolment of the employees and generation of various types of reports pertaining to that Unit.

(For further details and steps for on-boarding the unit in the attendance portal can be found in Appendix ‘B’ of para 5.2 of On-boarding Manual for Biometric Attendance System-)

3.8 Subsequent step after registration of Unit concerned is, registration of employees. The employees of the Unit concerned are required to do online registration on attendance.gov.in portal for enabling them to mark attendance. The employees need to fill an online form using the fink ‘Employees Registration’ on the attendance portal. After the quality check y the UIDAI I Nodal Officer the employee becomes active in the attendance portal and can mark its attendance through the devices installed.

(The details required for on boarding of employees in the attendance portal can be found in Appendix ‘C’ of para 5.3 to 5.6 of ‘On-boarding Manual for Biometric Attendance System’·)

4. In the first phase of implementation, approximately 150 Central Government Organisations have on boarded about 50,000 employees on common attendance portal {attendance.gov.in). 1000 wall mounted bio-metric attendance terminals, 5000 finger prints scanning devices and 200 IRIS devices have been procured through an open tender process floated by NICS I for 100 Government Bhawans I buildings. In the second phase of the program, the Gol has proposed that Central Government organisations shall use the common biometric attendance portal, which is hosted at NIC data center and shall procure I maintain biometric attendance terminals and desktop fingerprint scanning devices I IRIS devices in a decentralised manner, through open tenders, DGS&D rate contract & NICSI empanelled vendors. The Central Government Organisations shall procure the required Wi-Fi Access point for enabling network connectivity in the biometric attendance terminals through DGS&D rate contract.
(Further details for the plan of action can be noted from para 4, 5.7 of On-boarding Manual for Biometric Attendance System-)

5. It is estimated that for every 50 employees, one wall mounted bio-metric attendance terminal would be required and one finger print scanning device on a desktop would be sufficient for a unit (i.e. RO/ZIET/KV). Therefore, the total requirement of wall mounted biometric terminals as well as desktop devices could be estimated based on the total number of employees. However, depending upon the justified ground – based circumstances, the additional number of such devices can be
procured for the smooth implementation of the BAS. The device(s) [i.e. wall mounted bio-metric attendance terminals, desktop finger print and iris scanning devices] can be procured through following methods:-

5.1 NICSI – devices are readily available for procurement through tho empanelled venders.

5.2 OPEN TENDERS devises can also be procured through open tenders but device specification should adhered to as appended in Appendix ‘D’ of the On-boarding Manual for Biometric Attendance System.

5.3 DGS&D – rate contracts are being finalised,. However, present status may be inquired at your level and document(s) in this regard be kept in your office record before taking further action.
( Tlw Indicative specifications ot tile devices required for the Installation of the BAS can be found in Appendix ‘D’ of the On-boarding Manuel for Biometric Attendance System·)

6. The bio-metric attendance terminals would require Wi-Fi connectivity through the internet I NICNET for communicating with the back-end attendance servers, which are installed at NIC data centers. Therefore, there is need to procure connectivity (GPRS/Wi-Fi using NICNET/Broadband /Internet) from suitable service providers. For proper functioning of the Biometric attendance terminals, minimum 1 mbps of bandwidth connectivity is advised. The format placed at Appendix ‘E’ of the On-boarding Manual for Biometric Attendance System for capturing the connectivity requirements may be used.

7. The site for installation of the wall mounted biometric terminals under 24 hours security shall be vigilantly & intelligently identified by the Nodal Officer ensuring the following:-

7.1 220 V/5A Electrical points with suitable security.

7.2 Protection from environmental conditions like rain, sun etc.

7.3 LAN point for connecting Wi-Fi access devices.

7.4 Good data connectivity through GPRS I 3G as a backup connectivity. Appendix ‘F’ of the On-boarding Manual for Biometric Attendance System for site requirements may be referred to.

8. The Nodal Officer shall take up the installation, commissioning and maintenance of the Biometric attendance terminals with the help of vendors who are empanelled with DGS&D, UIDAI, NIC and DeitY who shall extend all technical support for integrated back-end infrastructure.

9. The Nodal Officer of the respective Unit (i.e. Regional Offices, ZIETs and Kendriya Vidyalayas) shall be responsible for maintenance of the devices installed in his I her Unit. The agencies will also be responsible for taking suitable on-site warranty support for smooth functioning of BAS.

For any suspicion, you may visit the ‘On-boarding Manual for Organisations to install Aadhaar-enabled Biometric Attendance System’ which is readily available on the KVS web-portal and also the FAQs available on ‘http://attendance.gov.in/fag/public fag’.

10. The Nodal Officers in case of KVS, Regional Offices and ZIETs shall ensure to complete the process of procurement of devices as per requirement & norms and make the Biometric Attendance System functional by 07.07.2015.

11. The Deputy Commissioner of respective Regions will further ensure that the Biometric Attendance System is put on fully functional in each of the Kendriya Vidyalaya of his I her Region.

12. It is also intimated that M/s MGRM Net Ltd have been recently awarded the work of MIS/ERP of all KVs through NICSI by KVS. M/s MGRM Net Ltd will be providing one Bio-metric terminal with no additional cost to each school while implementing MIS/ERP (KV Shaala Darpan) in all Kendriya Vidyalayas. One Biometric Terminal seems to be sufficient for 50 to register attendance. So, a KV up to the strength of 50 employee, need not spend on hardware (Biometric device) The compliance report may be sent to this office. Suggestions, if any, to improve the system are solicited.

Yours faithfully,

(G.K. Srivastava)
Additional Commissioner (Adm.)

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Dearness Allowance: Centre to survey spending patters of working class to finalise CPI numbers.

Centre to survey spending patterns of working class

In a bid to understand the spending patterns and living conditions of working class, the Centre has decided to conduct a survey of workers’ family income and expenditure.

The survey, which will be conducted by the National Sample Survey Organisation, a Government of India body, will be used to finalise consumer price index (CPI) numbers for the working class. The CPI is the base for deciding dearness allowances (DA) of the working class.

“The Working Class Family Income and Exemption Survey-2015 will cover workers engaged in seven organised sectors of employment-registered factories, mines, plantations, ports & docks, public motor transport undertakings, electricity generating and distributing establishments, and railways,” an official from NSSO told Deccan Herald.

The survey will be conducted in 88 centres spreading across 28 states and union territories including Delhi, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The survey will be conducted in eight places in Karnataka — Bengaluru, Belagavi, Chikkamagaluru, Davangere-Harihar, Hubballi-Dharwad, Kodagu, Mysuru and Mangaluru.

Read more at: Deccan Herald
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Revision of time limit for submission of final claims reimbursement of medical expenses under CS(MA) rules, 1944 – regarding.1

No. S. 14025/19/2015-MS
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare

Nirman Bhagavan, New Delhi
Dated, 27th May, 2015.


Subject: Revision of time limit for submission of final claims reimbursement of medical expenses under CS(MA) rules, 1944 – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to OM No. F. 29-40/68-MA dated 15.10.1968 in which it was laid down that submission of final claims for reimbursement of medical expenses of Central Government servants in respect of a particular spell of illness should ordinarily be preferred within 3 months from the date of completion of treatment.

2. A representation was received from National Council (Staff Side) to extend the time limit for submission of such medical bills from 3 months to 6 months. The matter was examined in the Ministry and it has been decided that the period of 3 month s for submission of medical claims be revised to 6 months. Henceforth, only the cases in which the bills are submitted after 6 months from the date of completion of medical treatment/discharge of the patient from the hospital are required to be taken up for condonation. The power of condonation of such delays and other terms and conditions woukld be same as enumerated in the OM No.S.14025/8/99/-MS dated 25.05.1999.

3. The issue with the approval of the competent authority.

(Sunil Kumar Gupta)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source : http://www.mohfw.nic.in/showfile.php?lid=3205
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Pay Commission report to be filed by late June

Even as tenure of the State Pay Commission is drawing to a close on June 30, the Commission is keeping itself on its toes to submit the report in time. The date has not been finalised yet in view of the impending by-election in Aruvikkara.

Since the Commission, headed by Justice C.N. Ramachandran Nair, was unable to take decisions on certain crucial issues, the report carries only recommendations on pay scale and pension of the employees.

The members of the commission had earlier sought to extend the deadline to include recommendations covering all the issues. However, the Justice Ramachandran, and other members of the Commission, K.V. Thomas and T.V. George reached a consensus to file the report in time.

Read more at Manoramaonline
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The steps involved in Beneficiary Login and Updating Aadhar No are as follows:

1. open url cghs.nic.in

2. In the window opened click on the button ‘Click here to view Beneficiary Details‘

3. Click on the button ‘Login with Beneficiary ID‘

4. In the window opened click on the button ‘Register Here‘

5. In the window opened enter the details and click on button ‘Register‘

a) Enter the Beneficiary ID No, date of Birth and the Mobile Number.In case the details entered are matching with data in CGHS Data base a
system generated ‘One time pass word (OTP) ‘ will be sent to the registered mobile phone by SMS

b) If , there is a message “details for selected beneficiary not found” please check the details entered or contact CMO i/c of CGHS
Wellness Centre for correction of Data / Mobile Phone number in the CGHS Data base

c) In case the pass word is forgotten click on button ‘Forgot pass word’ and follow the steps.

6. Once the pass word is received, please go back to Beneficiary sign in page and login using the Beneficiary ID No and password

7. In the window that opens one of the options is ‘Update Aadhar No.’ – Please click on the button and enter the Aadhar Numbers of the family Members and save.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

Extension of due date of filing return of income for Assessment Year 2015-16 – regarding.

Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes

North Block, ITA.II Division
New Delhi. the 10th June, 2015.

Order under Section 119 of the Income-tax Act 1991

Subject- Extension of due date of filing return of income for Assessment Year 2015-16 – regarding.

The Central Board of Direct Taxes, in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the income-tax Act. 1961, hereby extends the ‘due-date‘ for filing Returns of income, in terms of clause (c) of Explanation 2 to sub-section (1) of section 139 of the income-tax Act 1961, for Assessment Year 2015-16 from 31st July. 2015 to 31st August, 2015 in respect of income tax assessees concerned.

(Richa Rastogi)
Under secretary to the Government of India

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

National Council meeting with 7th CPC on 9.6.2015 at new delhi

ESTD 1959 (Recognised by Govt. of India)

R. Srinivasan
General Secretary


Date 09/06/2015

All Affiliated Unions of INDWF

Dear Colleagues,
On 09.06.2015 a meeting was attended by the Standing Committee members of National Council, JCM with the 7th Central Pay Commission at Pay commission office, New Delhi. Representatives of the following organisations have participated

NFIR, AIRF, INDWF, AIDEF, Audit & Accounts, Income Tax Association, Postal

1) The Chairman of 7th CPC mentioned that 7th CPC report will be submitted to the Government of India well within the time by September 2015.

2) VII CPC report will be implemented on their recommendations w.e.f. 01.01.2016 and not from 01.01.2014 as demanded.

3) The minimum pay and pay structure will be decided by taking into account on the price index of 01.01.2016 for that the provisions are kept. Staff side insisted that 7th CPC should adopt the need based minimum wage formula at the minimum level; the intrinsic value of the assigned job at the intermediary level; the necessity to keep the relativity both at horizontal and vertical level and the need to provide a reasonable salary for the top bureaucrats, taking into account the perks. privileges, benefits, allowances and concessions that go with the posts. 7th CPC gave positive response on this.

4) Fitment formula will be equally made applicable for all ranks and it has been worked out already.

5) Parity in respect of common categories working in Secretariat and subordinate offices will be taken care and it has been taken note.

6) In respect of Pension, for the pre pay commission retirees and after pay commission retirees will be taken care by following some metrics and will be taken care.

7) While fixing minimum pay, DA increase on 01.07.2015 and 01.01.2016 will be taken into account and accordingly it will be decided.

8) JCM urged that the Need-based Minimum Wage concept to compute pay at the minimum level may be adopted. Pay commission should take into account the outside rates to determine the pay package at senior levels of bureaucracy but maintain the ratio between the minimum and maximum at 1: 8 (MTS to Secretary to Government of India). Staff side insisted that minimum pay at lowest level of Group ‘C’ staff should be Rs.26000. 7th Pay commission gave positive assurance on this.

9) Staff side demanded open ended pay scales to ensure that no employee stagnates without increment. We have suggested only 14 Pay scales. Minimum of which is Rs.26000 and Maximum Rs.78000 for Group ‘C’ employees. We suggested that the multiplication factor (26000/7000 = 3.7) may be applied uniformly in all the cases to arrive at the revised pay in the new scales of pay. We also suggested that the benefit on promotion. therefore, should be : two increments in the feeder cadre. 7th CPC agreed to act positively on this.

10) Bonus: Presently the PLBB and adhoc Bonus are calculated on the deemed provision that one’s total emoluments is only Rs.3500/-. This is an absolutely irrational stipulation and must be removed. We request that the Commission to recommend to the Government to remove the said stipulation and grant the bonus on the basis of the actual emolument of the employee. 7th CPC agreed to recommend our demand with positive note.

11) Chairman, 7th CPC mentioned that the memorandum and proposals submitted by the National Council Standing committee have been taken into consideration to prepare the report.

12) Demanded that the present Ex-Gratia Rs.10 Lakhs to Government employees in case of death while on duty should be raised to Rs.50 Lakhs would be considered.

13) Insurance (CGIES) coverage for employees to be raised from the existing Rs.30000/- to Rs. 3.5 Lakhs for which Rs.350/- premium will be paid. Agreed to continue 70:30 ratios for insurance and savings. They have already worked out methods by discussing with Insurance Company to increase the quantum. A decision will be recommended.

14) MTS: The introduction of Multi Tasking Staff (MTS) in Government organisation is creating lot of mismatching. Departments also raising objection on this to extract the work from MTS employees. In this respect. Chairman, VII CPC proposed that NC JCM staff side should submit the proposal for MTS to continue or to keep the erstwhile posts with their respective designation.

15) Removal of Grade Pay has been proposed by replacing the earlier existing scale of pay.

16) MACP: The present anomaly of Grade Pay Hierarchy while granting MACP has to be changed to promotional Hierarchy. Rectification of MACPs aberrations. Pay Commission has noted and is on the job.

17) Equal qualification in Recruitment Rules should be given equal pay scale based on Recruitment Rules. This was accepted by the commission.

18) Employees completed 12 months service become eligible for next annual increment but next day he/she is out of service due to retirement. He/She is not eligible for even pension benefit. This was noted and agreed to propose to give benefit in the pension by adding in the increment.

19) NPS: NPS is based on Parliament Act therefore it is not coming within the purview of VII CPC. However. he had agreed in the eanier meeting that he will call the PFRDA Chairman and discuss with them about the proposed Pension benefits. Accordingly, he called and discussed with them. Pay commission is of the opinion minimum Pension should be 50% of the last pay drawn and if it is less than that Government should contribute and if it is more than 50% of pay that should be allowed to be drawn. This must be ensured by PFRDA on that line Pay commission is proposing which is a welcome decision.

20) Educational Assistance: We have demanded for Educational Assistance for two children. instead of two eldest children. and also to pay the same for Post Graduate and Professional Courses. 7th CPC has agreed to consider it upto Graduation level.

21) Further proposals if any. commission is free to accept the proposals and it will be entertained.

General Secretary

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