Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Essential Qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KV Schools


Essential Qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KV Schools

Amendment in essential qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KVS

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan(Hqrs.) 18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg, New Delhi -110016

NOTICE

Dated: 14/08/2018

Subject: Amendment in essential qualification for Recruitment of Primary Teachers in KVS

In reference to NCTE notification dated 28.06.2018 regarding minimum qualification of Primary teacher, the following amendment has been made in the essential qualification for the post of Primary Teacher:

Essential: 1. Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Elementary Education (by whatever name known)

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 4-year Bachelor of Elementary Education (B.El.Ed.)

OR

Senior Secondary (or its equivalent) with at least 50% marks and 2-year Diploma in Education (Special Education)

OR

Graduation with atleast 50% marks and Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)

*who has acquired the qualification of Bachelor of Education from any NCTE recognized institution shall be considered for appointment as a teacher in class I-V provided the person so appointed as a teacher shall mandatorily undergo a six month Bridge Course in Elementary Education recognized by the NCTE within two years of such appointment as Primary Teacher.

2. Qualified in the Central Teacher Eligibility Test conducted by the Govt. of India.

3. Proficiency to teach through Hindi & English media.

Desirable: Knowledge of working on Computer.

sd/- Joint Commissioner (Admn)

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DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018


DoPT Orders Aug 2018: Change of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) Holiday on 23.8.2018
F. No. 12/4/2018-JCA2
 Government of India
 Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training JCA Section
North Block, New Delhi 
Dated the 14th August, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Change of date of holiday on account of Id-u-Zuha (Bakrid) during 2018 for all Central Government administrative offices located at Delhi / New Delhi.
As per list of holidays circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M.No.12/3/2017-JCA-2 dated the 14th June, 2017, the holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) falls on Wednesday the 22nd August, 2018. It has been brought to notice of this Ministry that in Delhi Id-ul-Zuha will be celebrated on 23rd August, 2018. Accordingly, it has been decided to shift the holiday to 23rd August, 2018 in place of 22nd August, 2018 as notified earlier, for all Central Government administrative offices at Delhi / New Delhi.
2. For Offices outside Delhi / New Delhi the Employees Coordination Committees or Head of Offices (where such Committees are not functioning) can decide the date depending upon the decision of the concerned State Government.
Hindi version will follow.
sd/- 
(Jugal Singh) 
Deputy Secretary
 Government of India

Holidays for Central Government Offices 2018

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Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)


Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Change in Holiday on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid)
All Central Government Administrative Offices located at Delhi/New Delhi shall remain closed on 23rd August, 2018 on account of Id-ul-Zuha (Bakrid) holiday (in place of 22nd August, 2018).
Source: PIB
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Tax Relaxation on NPS Maturity Value


Tax Relaxation on NPS Maturity Value
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION No. 3975 TO BE ANSWERED ON FRIDAY, THE 10TH AUGUST, 2018
SHRI KONAKALLA NARAYANA RAO: (a) whether the Government is contemplating to give tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme (NPS) like Public Provident Fund and if so, the details thereof; (b) whether the Securities and Exchange Board of India has also recommended to this tax relaxation in the recently held Financial Stability and Development Council meeting and if so, the details thereof; and (c) the stand of the Government in this regard?
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE 
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)
(a) No Madam. Currently, Government is not contemplating to give any tax rebate on the maturity value of the amount deposited under National Pension Scheme (NPS) like Public Provident Fund. In this context, it may be noted that under the existing provisions of the Income tax Act, 1961 the following payments from the National Pension System Trust are exempt: (i) up to 40% of the total amount payable to an assessee on closure of his account or on his opting out of a Pension Scheme; and (ii) partial withdrawal by an employee from NPS up to 25% of own contribution. (b) No. (c) Does not arise.
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Income Tax Refunds – Parliament Q&A


Income Tax Refunds – Parliament Q&A

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 1751 
ANSWERED ON: 27.07.2018
PRASUN BANERJEE 
(a). the average time taken for Income Tax refunds; and
(b). the details of all pending IT refunds since 2014 and the number of people awaiting IT refunds as on date?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE 
(SHRI SHIV PRATAP SHUKLA)
(a). In the current financial year, the Centralized Processing Center (CPC) of the Income Tax Department, Bengaluru has taken on an average 43 days to process the income-tax returns of Assessment Year 2018-19. Separate data of average time taken in respect of returns involving claim of refund is not available. However, 83% refunds in the current financial year were issued by CPC within 60 days of filing of return.
(b). Out of all eligible refund claims filed in FY 2017-18, CPC has already processed 1.93 Cr cases. Out of the total eligible refund claims pending as on 01.04.2018, only 1.86 Lakh are pending to be issued by CPC as on 24.07.2018. Processing for eligible refund claims filed in the current financial year has already been completed in 17.92 lakh cases and processing in 19.61 lakh cases is under progress. Eligible refund cases are those cases where the return of income is free from any defect, the response of taxpayer to any notice for adjustment of income or outstanding arrears is not pending and the case is not covered under scrutiny.

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CGHS Reimbursement: Ceiling Rates Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft


Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules

CGHS Reimbursement: Ceiling Rates Cardiac Devices

Government of India
 Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
 Department of Health & Family Welfare 
Directorate General of CGHS Office of the Director, CGHS

No. S-11011/29/2018-CGHS(HEC)/ DIR/CGHS
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi 
Dated the 6th August, 2018
Office Memorandum
Subject:- Revision of ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS(MA) Rules
With reference to the above subject attention is drawn to the OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./­CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 vide which ceiling rates for reimbursement of the cost of Cardiac pacemaker, AICD, Combo-device, Rotablator and Aortic Stent Graft for beneficiaries of CGHS/CS (MA) Rules were prescribed and to state that the matter has been reviewed by the Ministry and it is decided to revise the ceiling rates as per the details given under:

2. Other terms and conditions prescribed under OM No 12034/02/2014/Misc./-CGHS D.III dated 22nd July 2014 shall remain unchanged.
3. These rates shall remain valid till the rates for the above devices are notified by National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA).
4. Issued with the concurrence of SS&FA, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare vide CD — 1295 dated 25.07.2018.
sd/- 
Dr. Atul Prakash) 
Director, CGHS
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Retirement Age of Doctors: Amendment in FR-56


Retirement Age of Doctors: Amendment in FR-56
“Provided that the age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to the General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles and Specialist Medical officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall be sixty-five years.”

The Gazette of India
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 11th August, 2018
G.S.R. 767(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Fundamental Rules, 1922, namely :—
1. Short title and commencement.—(1)These rules may be called the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the Fundamental Rules, 1922, in rule 56, for clause (bb), the following shall be substituted, namely:- “(bb) (i) The age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to–
(i) Central Health Service; (ii) Indian Railways Medical Service; (iii) AYUSH and working under the Ministry of AYUSH; (iv) Civilian doctors under the Directorate General of Armed Forces Medical Service; (v) Medical Officers of the Indian Ordnance Factories Health Service; (vi) Dental Doctors under the Department of Health and Family Welfare; (vii) Dental doctors under the Ministry of Railways; and (viii) General Duty Medical Officers, Specialist Grade doctors and Teaching Medical Faculty working in Bhopal Memorial Hospital and Research Centre,
shall be sixty-two years unless they exercise the option of posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy depending on their expertise and experience, as decided by the competent authority in the concerned Ministry or Department from time to time, in case they desire to continue in their service upto the age of sixty-five years:
Provided that the age of superannuation in respect of the doctors belonging to the General Duty Medical Officers sub-cadre of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles and Specialist Medical officers of Central Armed Police Forces and Assam Rifles shall be sixty-five years.
(ii) The serving doctors belonging to the services referred to in sub-clause (i) who have either already attained the age of sixty-two years or attaining the age of sixty-two years within six months from the date of publication of these amendment rules in the Official Gazette, may exercise their option in regard to their posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy as specified in sub-clause (i), within a period of thirty days from the date of the commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018.
(iii) The serving doctors who fail to exercise the option in regard to their posting to Teaching, Clinical, Patient Care, Implementation of Health programmes, Public Health programmes and functions including advisory and consultancy as specified in sub-clause (i), within the period specified in sub- clause (ii), shall be superannuated form their service on attaining the age of sixty-two years or on expiry of a period of thirty days from the date of the commencement of the Fundamental (Second Amendment) Rules, 2018, whichever is later. ”.
[F. No. 25012/4/2016-Estt.(A-IV)]
GYANENDRA DEV TRIPATHI, Jt. Secy.
Note : The Fundamental Rules were published in the Gazette of India on the 1st day of January, 1922 and were last amended vide notification number G.S.R. 27(E), dated the 5th January, 2018.
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Monday, August 13, 2018

Increase of Fitment Factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC?


Increase of fitment factor under 7th Pay Commission Increase of fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC? 

Is Government Contemplating to Increase Fitment Factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC? – Parliament Q&A

Increase of fitment factor under 7th CPC
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2273 ANSWERED ON-07.08.2018
Shri Ravi Prakash Verma Shri Neeraj Shekhar
(a) whether Government is contemplating to increase fitment factor from 2.57 to 3.68 under 7th CPC to all pay levels, as demanded by employees associations;
(b) if so, the details thereof and by when it would be announced; and
(c) if not, the reasons for betrayal from assurances given by Home Minister and Railway Minister etc. to employees associations in 2016?
Also read: Minimum Pay increased to 21000 – No Scope Anymore to Continue this Story
ANSWER MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF FINANCE (SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)
(a) to (c): The Minimum Pay of Rs. 18,000 p.m. and Fitment Factor of 2.57 are based on the specific recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in the light of the relevant factors taken into account by it. Therefore, no change therein is at present under consideration.
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Change in Referral System – ECHS follow CGHS Norms


Change in Referral System – ECHS follow CGHS Norms

Change In System of Referral – No Referral To Be In The Name Of Any Private Empanelled Medical Facility

F.No.18(54)/2018/WE/D(Res-1) Government of India Department of Ex Servicemen Welfare D(WE)

New Delhi, dated 02 August. 2018

To Managing Director Ex-servicemen Contributory Health Scheme, Maude Line, Delhi Cantt

Subject: Change in System of Referral- No referral to be in the Name of any Private Empanelled Medical Facility.

Sir, The undersigned is direct to state that as per the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare OM No.Z15025/105/2017/DIR/CGHS/EHS dated 09.11.2017 the CGHS doctor / Government Specialist shall not refer the beneficiary to any particular empanelled hospital by name but shall specify the treatment procedure and mention “referred to any CGHS empanelled centre”

2. ECHS has to follow the CGHS Norms. However, it is seen that doctors at CHS Polyclinics are issuing referrals by name to specific Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facilities.

3. In view of the above, it has been decided by the competent authority that henceforth no ECHS doctor will issue referrals by name to any Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility. The ECHS doctors shall mention on the prescription the treatment procedure/tests required by the ECHS beneficiary and then write as follows:

“Referred to any ECHS Empanelled Medical Facility located within the Area of Responsibility of Regional Centre, (Name of City).”

Also read: CGHS Empanelled Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres Search Tool

4. CO, ECHS and RC, ECHS will ensure that the list of Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facilities along with the medical treatment procedures/tests for which they have been empanelled is prominently displayed on the website of ECHS, Regional Centre wise. OIC, of every Polyclinic, will be responsible for ensuring that hard copies of this list downloaded from ECHS website is kept in the Polyclinic in sufficient numbers and given to the ECHS beneficiary whenever demanded. If any change lakes place in this list, it shall be the responsibility of Director RC, ECHS concerned ensure display of the corrected/amended list on the website of ECHS without any delay.

5. Whenever an ECHS beneficiary approaches a Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility with such a referral from ECHS Polyclinic and the Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility is not empanelled by Ministry of Defence (MoD) for the required treatment procedure / tests, it shall be the responsibility of the Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility to inform the beneficiary that it is not empanelled for the required treatment procedure / tests. If any Pvt. Empanelled Medical Facility is found providing treatment procedure / conducting tests to such an ECHS beneficiary for which it is not empanelled, then apart from not reimbursing the expenses incurred by the Medical Facility on such treatment, action will be taken against the said ECHS Empanelled Pvt Medical Facility under the rules / as per the provisions of Memorandum of Agreement (MoA).

6. No ECHS Polyclinic Officer/Official/Doctor should indulge in any action force canvassing for/against any ECHS empanelled Pvt. Medical Facility.

7. The above orders shall come into force with immediate effect.

sd/- (A.K. Karn) Under Secretary to the Government of India

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Kerala Ad-Hoc Bonus 2018 – Orders issued


Kerala Ad-Hoc Bonus 2018 – Orders issued

Kerala Govt Ad-Hoc Bonus 2018 – Orders Issued

The State Government of Kerala has issued orders for sanctioning Ad hoc Bonus (Rs.4000) /Special Festival Allowance (Rs.2750) to the State Government Employees, Employees of Aided Educational Institutions, Full-time Contingent Employees and other categories of Staff subject to the conditions specified in this order.
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MACP Joint Committee: Implementing MACP Effect From Jan 2006


MACP Joint Committee: Implementing MACP Effect From Jan 2006

Item No.2,10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP — Agenda items of the Standing Committee

Shiva Gopal Mishra Secretary
Ph: 23382286 
National Council (Staff Side) 
Joint Consultation, Machinery 
For Central Government Employees 
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001 
E.Mail : nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC-JCM-2017/MACP
Dated: August 7, 2018
The Secretary, 
Department of Personnel & Training, 
North Block,
 New Delhi

Sub:- Item No.2,10 and 48 of the Joint Committee of MACP — Agenda items of the Standing Committee
Ref:- 1. This office letter of even number dated 16/01/2018 and 27/03/2018 2. MOD letter No.14(1)/99-D(AG) dated 25th July 2018
Dear Sir, This office vide Letters referred at 1 above dated 16/01/2018 and 27/03/2018 has represented to your good self to make the MACP scheme effective from 1/1/2006 since the Hon’ble Supreme Court in its order in WP 3744 of 2016 dated 08/12/2017 in the matter of UOI Vs Shri Balbir Singh Turn & Anr has directed the Govt. of India to implement the MACP Scheme retro spectively from 1/112006. Till date we have not received any positive response from the DOPT. However the MOD vide letter referred at 2 above (copy enclosed) have now issued instructions to implement the MACP Scheme w.e.f. 1/1/2006 to the Armed Force Personnel by implementing the Hon’ble Supreme Court judgment. Having implemented the judgment to one set of employees and denying the same to the similarly placed employees is discriminatory and unjustified.

Also read: 7th Pay Commission recommendations on MACP

The Hon’ble Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that judicial decisions in matter of a general nature should be extended to all similarly placed employees. In the case of Inderpal Yadav Vs Union of India (1985) SCC 648, the Apex court has held as Under:-


” Those who could not come to the court need not be at a comparative disadvantage position to those who rushed in here, ‘if they are otherwise similarly situated, they are entitled to similar treatment”

In view of the above to avoid multiplicity of litigation on the matter and since the item is also before the Joint Committee on MACP, it is requested that Govt. orders may please be issued for implementing the MACP Scheme w.e.f 1/1/2006. While issuing such an order, it may also be clarified that the employees who were granted the benefit of ACP between 1.1.2006 to 31.08.2008 are not adversely affected and no recovery is ordered from them in this connection.
Thanking you,
Yours faithfully, 
sd/- 
(Shiva Gopal Mishra) 
Secretary
Source: Confederation
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TN 7th Pay Commission: One Man Committee Report Further Delay


TN 7th Pay Commission: One Man Committee Report Further Delay

The tenure of the One Man Committee shall be extended for a further period of three months upto 31.10.2018

One Man Committee headed by Thiru M.A.Siddique, I.A.S., Secretary to Government (Expenditure), Finance Department to rectify the anomalies consequent on the implementation of the Tamil Nadu Revised Pay Rules, 2017 and make specific recommendations to the Government on the anomalies considered by the Committee. The One Man Committee has been requested to submit its report to the Government by 31.07.2018.
The conduct of personal hearing meetings with various Service Associations and individual petitioners is in process and as it will take some more time to finalise the report, the One Man Committee has sought extension of the tenure of the Committee for a further period of three months beyond 31.07.2018 i.e. upto 31.10.2018.
Orders issued by the Government of Tamil Nadu on 31.7.2018
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Hand Book for Inquiry Officers and Disciplinary Authorities


Hand Book for Inquiry Officers and Disciplinary Authorities

HAND BOOK FOR INQUIRY OFFICERS & DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITIES

DISCIPLINARY PROCEEDINGS: CONTEXT AND OVERVIEW
ROLE OF DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITIES
1. Who is Disciplinary Authority?
The term Disciplinary Authorities refers to such authorities who have been entrusted with powers to impose any penalty on the employees. In respect of the organizations falling under the purview of CCS (CCA) Rules 1965, the term Disciplinary Authority is defined in Rule 2 (g) of the CCA Rules as the authority competent to impose on a government servant any of the penalties specified in Rule 11. In this Handbook, CCS (CCA) Rules 1965 is henceforth referred to as “the Rules” Disciplinary authority is defined with reference to the post held by the employee. Various Disciplinary authorities are specified in Rule 12 of the Rules. Thus there may be more than one disciplinary authority in every organization.
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DA and DR Under 7th Pay Commission


Dearness Allowance and Dearness Relief Under 7th Pay Commission

DA under 7th CPC
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3948
 ANSWERED ON: 10.08.2018
DA under 7th CPC

RAMESH BAIS
(a) whether the Dearness Relief of 119 per cent as effective from 1st July, 2015 was the last one taken into consideration by the 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC) while recommending the formulae for revision of pension for civilian personnel including Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) who retired before 01.01.2016 and if so, the details thereof; (b) whether the retirees were in receipt of six per cent Dearness Allowance (DA) w.e.f. 01.01.2016 till the implementation of the Pay Commission Report and if so, the details thereof; (c) whether at the time of implementation of 7th CPC Report, the six per cent has been denied and if so, the reasons therefor; and (d) the remedial measures taken/being taken by the Government to remove their hardship and to restore the DA denied to them?
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE FOR FINANCE 
(SHRI P. RADHAKRISHNAN)
(a) to (c) : The pension of Central Government employees including personnel of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), who retired prior to 1.1.2016, has been revised w.e.f. 1.1.2016 based on the recommendations of 7th Central Pay Commission (CPC), as accepted by the Government, taking into account Dearness Relief @ 125%.
(d): Does not arise.
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Judgment on Regularisation of Casual Labourers


Judgment on Regularisation of Casual Labourers

SIGNIFICANCE OF THE RECENT SUPREME COURT JUDGEMENT ON REGULARISATION OF CASUAL LABOURERS

Significance of Supreme Court judgement is that Govt can not deny regularization stating that the Umadevi’s case Supreme Court has put a cut off period as 2006.
Whenever any case is filed by Casual labourers engaged after 2006 in CAT, the Govt is giving counter by quoting the 2006 judgment of Supreme Court in Umadevi’s case. CAT or High Court also reject their claim stating that after 2006 no regularization can be considered as per 2006 Supreme Court judgement in Umadevi’s case. Even in JCM (NC) Standing Committee Govt has repeated this stand. Now Supreme Court has clearly stated that 2006 judgement doesn’t mean that Govt is bound to regularise ONLY those irregularly appointed casual labourers up to 2006 only provided they complete 10 years service up to 2006 and can go on engaging casual labourers after 2006 as the question of regularization is not applicable to them and thus continue exploitation of them without regularization.
Court ruled that those appointed after 2006 should also be considered for regularization. Even if the appointment is made after 2006, those casual labourers can now approach the CAT for regularization quoting this judgement. This is the importance of this judgement.
Of course, this particular judgement will be implemented for Jhakhand State Govt casual laboureres only. But the above mentioned important observations and ruling of Supreme Court clarifying the 2006 Constitution Bench judgement of the same Court are beneficial to all casual labourers.
Similarly, the stand taken by the Govt that all appointments (engagements) of casual labourers made after 01-09-1993 are irregular and hence not eligible for regularization, will not also stand in the Court of Law after this judgement. In Umadevi’s case also Supreme Court has clearly ruled that those irregularly appointed casual labourers (even if appointed after 01-09-1993)are eligible for regularization, if they have completed 10 years of service.
M.Krishnan 
Secretary General 
Confederation
Source: Confederation
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Transfer and Posting of Women Employees


Transfer and Posting of Women Employees
“No proposal under consideration for appointment and transfer of single women working in all Ministries”
LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2592 
ANSWERED ON: 03.01.2018
Transfer and Posting of Women Employees
C.S. PUTTARAJU (a)whether women appointed in Government Service have been deputed in areas far away from their families; (b) if so, the details thereof; (c)whether the Government proposes to formulate rules for appointment and transfer of single women working in the Ministries; and (d)if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND
 MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE 
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a)&(b): Respective Ministries / Departments have their own guidelines / policy for transfer and posting of their employees depending upon the specific requirements of that Ministry / Department.
(c) & (d): There is no such proposal under consideration for appointment and transfer of single women working in all Ministries.
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Creches for Women Government Employees


Creches for Women Government Employees

Grih Kalyan Kendra (GKK) has been administering Crèche Centres in its Samaj Sadans and Government quarters at various locations in Delhi/NCR for women Government employees.

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3470 
ANSWERED ON: 16.03.2018
ASHWINI KUMAR 
(a)whether crèches are available for women government employees in or near their workplace in Delhi;
(b)if so, the details thereof indicating number of such crèches which are functioning at present in Delhi, location-wise ;and
(c)whether the Government proposes to construct more such crèches in Delhi and if so, the details and locations thereof ?

ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT (DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR)
(a): Grih Kalyan Kendra (GKK) is a registered Society working under the aegis of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). The Society has been administering Crèche Centres in its Samaj Sadans and Government quarters at various locations in Delhi/NCR for women Government employees. Besides, GKK has also provided staff i.e. Crèche Teachers and Attendants to Income Tax Department, OIDB and Lok Sabha Secretariat for Crèche Centres opened by them in their office premises.
(b): The details of 11 Crèche Centres being run by the GKK in Delhi/NCR are as under:-
(i) Lodhi Colony, (ii) PragatiVihar Hostel, (iii) Andrews Ganj, (iv) Peshwa Road, (v) R.K. Puram, Sector- I (vi) R.K. Puram, Sector- III, (vii) R.K. Puram, Sector- V, (viii) R.K. Puram, Sector- IX, (ix) Timarpur, (x) Shastri Bhawan and (xi) Faridabad.
(c): No such proposal is presently under consideration for opening of new Crèche Centre by the Grih Kalyan Kendra (GKK). However, Department of WCD, Govt. of NCT Delhi has informed that in response to the request from Staff of Delhi Secretariat, the Department is in the process of opening an Anganwadi cum Crèche at Delhi Secretariat. Once the construction work is completed by the PWD Department the same may be opened.
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Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave to Women Employees


Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave to Women Employees

Alternative Arrangement in Place of Employees on Child Care Leave

LOK SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3587 ANSWERED ON: 08.08.2018
Alternative Arrangement in Place of Employees on Child Care Leave
NAGARAJAN P (a) whether the Union Government is aware of the fact that the office work is being totally disrupted due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid maternity leave and child care leave; (b) if so, the details thereof; (c) whether the Government has calculated days and assessed working during maternity/child care leave for making provisions of staff to overcome the shortage or cope up with the work in the absence of women employees who are on maternity and child care leave; (d) if so, the details thereof; and (e) if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME 
MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) to (e) : Disruption in the office work due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave has not come to the notice of the Government. Ministries/Departments are authorized to make suitable leave arrangements to cope up the loss of work hours when an employee proceeds on any kind of leave including Maternity and Child Care Leave. There is also provision for creation of leave reserve posts to cover the leave vacancies. No centralized data is maintained in this regard.
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Initiatives taken for creation of jobs


Initiatives taken for creation of jobs
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1699 
ANSWERED ON-01.08.2018
Dr. L. Hanumanthaiah
(a) whether Government is aware that job creation is not being done at expected level in the country; (b) if so, the details thereof; (c) whether Government has taken adequate initiatives for job creation in the country; (d) if so, the details thereof; (e) whether vocational training plays vital role in creating jobs; (f) if so, the details of steps taken to bring vocational training into mainstream in the country; (g) whether Government has taken any steps to chalk out a strong policy road map for job creation and vocational training; and (h) if so, the details thereof?
ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) to (d): Employment generation coupled with improving employability is the priority concern of the Government. Further, Government runs various employment generation schemes for beneficiaries like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP) implemented by Ministry of Micro, Small &Medium Enterprises, Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) scheme run by Ministry of Rural Development, and Deendayal Antyodaya Yojana- National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM) implemented by Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs. The Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna is a scheme to extend collateral free loans below Rs. 10 Lakh in the non agricultural sector to individuals to enable them to set up or expand their business activities and to generate self employment.
In order to improve the employability of youth, around 22 Ministries/Departments run skill development schemes across various sectors. Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana has been initiated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment in the year 2016-17 for incentivizing employers for promoting employment generation. Under this scheme, Government is paying the entire employer’s contribution (12 % or as admissible) towards the EPS and EPF for all sectors w.e.f. 01.04.2018 to all eligible new employees and is applicable for all sectors for the next 3 years. Government has also implemented the National Career Service (NCS) Project which comprises a digital portal that provides a nation-wide online platform for jobseekers and employers for job matching in a dynamic, efficient and responsive manner and has a repository of career content. (e): Yes, Sir. (f) to (h): Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship is implementing a flagship scheme known as Pradhan Mantri Kaushal VikasYojana (PMKVY) on pan–India basis. PMKVY enables large number of prospective youth for taking Short Term Training (STT) and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) through accredited and affiliated training centers. PMKVY has two components known as Centrally Sponsored Centrally Managed (CSCM) being implemented by National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Centrally Sponsored State Managed (CSSM) being implemented by State Skill Development Missions of the States/ UTs popularly known as State- Engagement Component of PMKVY (2016-20).
Further, under CSSM component of PMKVY 2016-20, 25% of the funds and corresponding physical targets of PMKVY 2016-20 has been allocated to the States for imparting skill development training. Under this component, skill development training is running in 1,080 training centres across 27 States.

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Group wise vacancy position in Central Govt Departments


Group wise vacancy position in Central Govt Departments

Vacancies in different Ministries Departments

RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1861 
ANSWERED ON-02.08.2018
Shri C.M. Ramesh
(a) whether it is a fact that there are a large number of vacancies in different Ministries/Departments of Government of India; (b) if so, the details of vacancies for the posts, Class I and above and Class II and below during the last three years, Ministry-wise; (c) by when these vacancies are likely to be filled up; (d) whether Government has initiated any action and fixed any time frame in this regard; and (e) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES 
AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE 
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): The classification of posts as Class-I or Class-II no longer exists in Government of India. The Central Civil posts in the Government of India are now classified as Group ‘A’, Group ‘B’ or Group ‘C’.
As per the Annual Report on Pay & Allowances of Central Government Civilian Employees, the estimated number of sanctioned posts, incumbents in position and vacancy position group-wise and Department-wise for the years as on 01.03.2014, 01.03.2015 and 01.03.2016 is at Annexure.
(c) to (e): The posts sanctioned in Ministries/ Departments are required to be filled as per the Recruitment Rules as and when vacancies arise. The filling up of posts is a continuous process depending on the vacancies arising across Ministries/Departments during the years and action calendars of the recruiting agencies. In this regard all Ministries/Departments have been requested to take advance action for reporting vacancy position with respect to Direct Recruitment Posts recruiting agencies such as Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) and Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc. Further all Ministries/Departments have also been requested for timely convening of the Departmental Promotion Committee meeting for filling up of promotional posts.
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Implementation of 7th Pay Commission in Central Social Welfare Board


Implementation of 7th Pay Commission in Central Social Welfare Board
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1909 
ANSWERED ON-02.08.2018
Shri Sanjay Singh

whether the Seventh Pay Commission recommendations have been implemented in the Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB) an office under the Ministry’s control; (b) if so, whether all the benefits of its recommendations have been given to all retirees and retiring employees; (c) the details of retired employees who have been left out and the reasons therefor; and (d) how long it would take to extend all the benefits to retiring and retired employees of CSWB?
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF WOMEN AND 
CHILD DEVELOPMENT (DR. VIRENDRA KUMAR)
(a) Yes Sir, 7th Pay Commission recommendations have been implemented.
(b) The benefits of the recommendations for the retirees and retiring employees is under consideration.
(c) The number of retired employees is 303 who have been left out. The matter for extending the benefit to them is under consideration.
(d) The matter is under consideration.
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Rising rate of unemployment


Rising rate of unemployment

RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2491 
ANSWERED ON-08.08.2018
Shri Kapil Sibal
(a) whether it is a fact that urban unemployment has risen to 8.2 per cent, if so, the details thereof;
(b) whether Government has been able to control unemployment rate since 2014 till date, if so, industry/sector/year-wise details thereof from 2014 till date; and
(c) the details of the steps taken by Government to increase employment with its timeline?
ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a): As per the results of available labour force surveys on Employment-Unemployment conducted by Labour Bureau, Ministry of Labour and Employment, the estimated unemployment rate for persons aged 15 years & above on usual status basis in urban areas in the country during 2012-13, 2013-14 and 2015-16 was 5.3%, 4.9% and 4.4% respectively.
(b) & (c): Employment generation coupled with improving employability is the priority concern of the Government. Government has taken various steps for generating employment in the country like fast-tracking various projects involving substantial investment and increasing public expenditure on schemes like Prime Minister’s Employment Generation Programme (PMEGP), Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGS), Pt. Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Grameen Kaushalya Yojana (DDU-GKY) and Deendyal Antodaya Yojana-National Urban Livelihoods Mission (DAY-NULM).
Pradhan Mantri Rojgar Protsahan Yojana (PMRPY) has been launched by the Ministry of Labour and Employment for incentivising employers for promoting employment generation. Under this scheme, Government is paying entire employer’s contribution (12% or as admissible) towards EPF and EPS for all eligible new employees for all sectors for 3 years. Till 30th July, 2018, the scheme covered 76908 establishments and 61.37 lakh beneficiaries.
Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY) has been initiated by Government for facilitating self-employment. Under PMMY collateral free loans uptoRs. 10 lakh, are extended to small/micro business enterprises and to individuals to enable them to setup or expand their business activities. Under PMMY, the number of loans sanctioned during 2015-16 to 2017-18 were 12.27 crore, out of which 3.49 crore were new entrepreneurs.

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Hike in Minimum Pension


Hike in minimum pension from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000 per month
RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-1701 
ANSWERED ON-01.08.2018
Smt. Wansuk Syiem

(a)whether after meeting recently to consider higher pensions and equity investments, the EPFO the Government is considering a hike in minimum pension from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 2000 a month, costing the Governments Rs. 3000 crore annually; (b)whether this hike is likely to benefit some 40 lakh subscribers who are getting less than Rs. 1500 per month, out of a total of 60 lakh pensioners under the EPF-95 Scheme; and (c)whether to fetch higher returns for five crore subscribers, EPFO has so far invested Rs. 42,000 crores in equities fetching over 17 per cent return?

ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT
(SHRI SANTOSH KUMAR GANGWAR)
(a) & (b): Employees’ Pension Scheme, 1995 is a self-funded Scheme with contributions @ 8.33 per cent of wages from employer and 1.16 per cent of wages by Central Government. All benefits under the Scheme are paid out of such accumulations. The fund is valued annually and additional reliefs paid if the position of the fund so permits. However, the Central Government has enhanced minimum pension to Rs. 1000/- per month by providing budgetary support keeping the widespread demand in view even though there is no provision in Scheme for such budgetary support. No decision has been taken to enhance the minimum pension to Rs. 2,000/- per month. Further, as on 26.07.2018, the number of pensioners drawing pension up to Rs.1500/- per month is 33, 61,096. (c): As on 30.06.2018, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) has invested Rs. 48,696 crore in Exchange Traded Funds earning a notional return of 14.5 per cent.

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Reimbursement for CGHS Beneficiaries for Treatment in Non Empanelled Hospitals


Reimbursement for CGHS beneficiaries for treatment in non empanelled hospitals

RAJYA SABHA UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2344

ANSWERED ON-07.08.2018

Shri Ram Kumar Kashyap (a) whether Supreme Court while disposing off Writ Petition (Civil) No. 694 of 2015 has ordered that reimbursement cannot be denied to CGHS beneficiaries even if they received treatment in a hospital not empanelled under the plan;

(b) if so, whether CGHS beneficiaries can take treatment in any hospital not empanelled under CGHS in view of the recent Supreme Court Judgement;

(c) if not, the reasons therefor; and

(d) the details of medical claims pending in CGHS Delhi South Zone, R. K. Puram, Sector-8 Dispensary for more than three years and by which date the said claims will be settled?

Read also: CGHS Empanelled Hospitals, Diagnostic Centres Search Tool

ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY)

(a) to (c): Hon’ble Supreme Court of India vide its Judgement dated 13th April, 2018 in the WP (Civil) No. 694 of 2015 between Shri Shiva Kant Jha Vs UoI has given directions to frame guidelines for settlement of medical claims of pensioners within 1 month and for constitution of a High Powered Committee for settlement of grievances of medical claims of pensioners. Accordingly, Office Memoranda No. Z.15025/38/2018/DIR/CGHS, dated 14.05.2018 and No. Z.15025/38/2018/DIR/CGHS/EHS, dated 22.05.2018 have been issued for fixation of timelines for settlement of medical claims of pensioners and constitution of High Powered Committee respectively.

There is already a provision under CGHS for consideration of medical expenditure incurred for treatment under emergency in non-empanelled hospitals at CGHS rates and to undergo treatment in non-empanelled hospitals at CGHS approved rates after obtaining permission from Competent Authority.

(d): No claim with proper supporting documents is pending for more than three years.

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Reversion to Old Pension Scheme for Personnel of Ministries


Reversion to old pension scheme for personnel of Ministries
Rajya Sabha Unstarred Question No.2665 – Answered on 9.8.2018
Shri K. Bhabananda Singh
(a) whether a decision has been taken for hundreds of paramilitary forces whose recruitment process commenced/done before 2004 but joined in 2004 or after due to administrative delays, to revert to the old pension scheme as per a Delhi HC order and if so, the details thereof; (b) whether the Ministry, on similar lines of CAPFs, would identify such personnel in all the Ministries and extend the benefit of old pension scheme; and (c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
(a) to (c): In accordance with the scheme for National Pension System (NPS), as notified vide Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs)’s Notification No. 5/7/2003-ECB & PR dated 22.12.2003, the System is mandatory for all new recruits to the Central Government service (except armed forces) from 01.01.2004. Accordingly, as per Rule 2 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972, as amended on 30.12.2003, these rules are applicable to Government servants appointed to civil posts on or before 31.12.2003. The year of commencement/completion of the recruitment process is not relevant for deciding the applicability of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules, 1972.

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, 
PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
In the specific cases relating to appointments as Sub-Inspector in various Central Para Military Forces after selection in August, 2003 on the basis of an Examination conducted in 2002, appointments were made in Central Reserve Police Force in 2003 and the candidates appointed were covered by the pension scheme under Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972. However, in the Border Security Force, offers of appointment on the basis of the same examination/selection were issued in January, 2004. On a petition filed by some personnel appointed in the Border Security Force on the basis of that examination, Hon’ble High Court of Delhi directed to cover the petitioners under the Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules, 1972 on the grounds of administrative delay on the part of Border Security Force in making appointments. The order of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi was implemented by the Ministry of Home Affairs/Border Security Force in view of the peculiar circumstances of that case and the administrative delay in making appointments in that case. The decision taken in the aforesaid case is not relevant for deciding applicability of Central Civil Service (Pension) Rules in other cases where recruitment process was commenced or completed before 01.01.2004.

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New Pension Scheme(NPS) Vs Old Pension Scheme(OPS)


New Pension Scheme(NPS) Vs Old Pension Scheme(OPS)

Various questions asked in Parliament regarding Old and New Pension Schemes on 10th August 2018 and the Minister replied for the questions are given below…

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF FINANCE LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 4075 ANSWERED ON: 10.08.2018
Reintroduction of Old Pension Scheme
RAKESH SINGH 
Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state:-
(a) the details of drawbacks of the New Pension Scheme (NPS) introduced for the Government officials; (b) whether the NPS is not as beneficial monetarily as the Old Pension Scheme (OPS) and if so, the details thereof; (c) whether the Government employees are disgruntled with the NPS and if so, the details thereof; and (d) whether the Government proposes to reintroduce the OPS replacing the NPS, if so, the details thereof and the action taken by the Government in this regard?
ANSWER
 The Minister of State in the
 Ministry of Finance

(a) & (b) National Pension System (NPS) has been designed giving utmost importance to the welfare of the subscribers. Government has made a conscious move to shift from the defined benefit pension scheme to defined contribution pension scheme i.e. NPS, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill. There are a number of benefits available to the employees under NPS. Some of the benefits are enlisted below:
• NPS is a well designed pension system managed through an unbundled architecture involving intermediaries appointed by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) viz. pension funds, custodian, central record keeping and accounting agency, National Pension System Trust, trustee bank, points of presence and Annuity service providers. It is prudently regulated by PFRDA which is a statutory regulatory body established to promote old age income security and to protect the interest of subscribers of NPS.
• The pension wealth which accumulates over a period of time till retirement grows with a compounding effect. The all-in-costs of the institutional architecture of NPS are among the lowest in the world.
• Contribution made to the NPS Tier-I account is eligible for tax deduction under the Income Tax Act, 1961. An additional tax rebate of Rs.50000 is also allowed for contributions made to NPS Tier-I under Section 80CCD (1B) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.
• Subscribers can withdraw up to 25% of their own contributions before attaining age of superannuation, subject to certain conditions. Further, PFRDA vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2017” dated 10.08.2017 has liberalized norms for partial withdrawals which also include reduction of requirement of minimum years of being enrolled under NPS from 10 years to 3 years from the date of joining. • PFRDA has increased the maximum age limit from 60 years to 65 years for joining NPS-All Citizen Model and Corporate Sector Model, vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (Second Amendment) Regulations, 2017” dated 06.10.2017.
• PFRDA vide “PFRDA (Exits and Withdrawals under the NPS) (Third Amendment) Regulations, 2018” dated 02.02.2018 has facilitated easy exit & withdrawal in case of disability and incapacitation of the subscriber covered under NPS. • Transparency and Portability is ensured through online access of the pension account by the NPS subscribers, across all geographical locations and portability of employments.
(c) & (d) Representations have been received which inter alia also include the demand that the Government may revert to old defined benefit pension system. However, due to rising and unsustainable pension bill and competing claims on the fiscal, there is no proposal to replace the NPS with old pension scheme in respect of Central Government employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004.
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TNPSC Group-II Services Notification – 1199 Vacancies – Last Date 9.9.2018


TNPSC Group-II Services Notification – 1199 Vacancies – Last Date 9.9.2018

COMBINED CIVIL SERVICES EXAMINATION-II (INTERVIEW POSTS) (GROUP-II SERVICES)

Total Number of vacancies 1199

Applications are invited only through online mode up to 09.09.2018 for direct recruitment to the posts included in Combined Civil Services Examination–II (Interview Posts) (Group-II Services) [Service Code No.004]
It is mandatory for the applicants to register their basic particulars through One Time Online Registration system on payment of Rs. 150/- (Rupees One Hundred and Fifty only) towards registration fee and then should apply online for this recruitment. [The One Time Registration will be valid for 5 years from the date of registration. Thereafter, the registration should be renewed by paying the prescribed fee.]
Selection for the following posts is made in three successive stages (i) Preliminary Examination (ii) Main Written Examination and (iii) Oral Test
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Friday, August 10, 2018

7th CPC Revised Pension Calculator for pre-2016 Pensioners – Pensioners’ Portal


7th CPC Revised Pension Calculator for pre-2016 Pensioners – Pensioners’ Portal

Revised Pension Calculator for pre-2016 Pensioners – Seventh CPC

The Pensioners’ Portal (Government of India) published an updated pension calculator on its portal for finding normal pension, enhanced family pension and family pension for pre-2016 pensioners after implementation of 7th Pay Commission…

Related Circulars :
  • Order No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) Dated 06/07/2017 (Revision of pension of pre-2016 pensioners / family pensioners in implementation of Governments decision on the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission- Concordance tables- regarding)
  • Order No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A) Dated 12/05/2017 (Implementation of Government Decision on the Recommendations of Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of Pension of pre-2016 pensioners/family pensioners)
  • Order No. 38/37/2016-P&PW(A)(ii) Dated 04/08/2016 (Implementation of Governments decision on the recommendation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Revision of provisions regulating pension/gratuity/commutation of pension/family pension/disability pension/ex-gratia lump-sum compensation etc.)
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Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (NPS) – Salient Features)


Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (NPS) – Salient Features)

Defined Contribution Pension Scheme (National Pension System) (Salient Features)

  • The National Pension System works on defined contribution basis and will have two tiers – Tier-I and II. Contribution to Tier-I is mandatory for all Government servants joining Government service on or after 1-1-2004 (except the armed forces in the first stage), whereas Tier-II will be optional and at the discretion of Government servants.
  • In Tier-I, a Government servant will have to make a contribution of 10% of his basic pay plus DA, which will be deducted from his salary bill every month by the PAO concerned. The Government will make an equal matching contribution. However, there will be no contribution from the Government in respect of individuals who are not Government employees.
  • Tier-I contributions (and the investment returns) will be kept in a limited partial with drawable Pension Tier-I Account. Tier-II contributions will be kept in a separate account that will be with drawable at the option of the Government servant. Government will not make any contribution to Tier-II account.
  • The existing provisions of Defined Benefit Pension and GPF would not be available to the new recruits in the central Government service, i.e. to the Government servants joining Government service on or after 1-1-2004. However, retirement gratuity and death gratuity would be extended to the central government employees covered under NPS on the same terms and conditions as applicable under CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972.
  • In order to implement the Scheme, there will be a Central Record Keeping Agency (CRA) and several Pension Fund Managers (PFM) to offer three categories of Schemes to Government servants, viz., options A,B and C based on the ratio of investment in fixed income instruments and equities. The participating entities (PFMs and CRA) would give out easily understable information about past performance, so that the individual would be able to make informed choices about which scheme to choose.
  • An independent Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) will regulate and develop the NPS.
  • A Government servant can exit at or after the age of 60 years from the Tier-I of the Scheme. At exit, it would be mandatory for him to invest 40 per cent of pension wealth to purchase an annuity (from an IRDA-regulated Life Insurance Company) which will provide for annuity for the lifetime of the employee and his dependent parents/spouse. He would receive a lump-sum of the remaining pension wealth which he would be free to utilize in any manner. In the case of Government servants who leave the Scheme before attaining the age of 60, the mandatory annuitization would be 80% of the pension wealth.
  • Provisionally, central government employees covered under NPS has option to choose benefits under old pension scheme or NPS in the event of their death or discharge from service on invalidation.
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Thursday, August 09, 2018

Maximum Time Limit for Disposal of Various Types of Cases as per Office Procedure (MoP)


Maximum Time Limit for Disposal of Various Types of Cases as per Office Procedure (MoP)

Fixation of Maximum Number of Days for Disposal of Various Types of Cases

No.A/88296/Policy Corr/CAD/A-2(B)
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE (Office of JS & CAO)
OFFICE ORDER
Sub: FIXATION OF MAXIMUM NUMBER OF DAYS FOR DISPOSAL OF VARIOUS TYPES OF CASES
1. General instructions regarding disposal of various types of cases in Govt Depts already exists under Chapter XI ‘Check on Delays’ in the Manual of Office Procedure (MoP). However, Para 60 of the MoP emphasises that each Ministry/Department should fix time limits for disposal of as many types of cases as possible handled in the Department through departmental instructions.
2. In accordance with Para 60 of MoP and to streamline the existing practice of disposal of cases in Adm division of CAD’s office, it has been decided to lay down norms for disposal of different cases / requests / applications on a time bound manner under normal circumstances. The under mentioned nature of cases have been considered feasible for the purpose of timely disposal / finalization of cases/requests / applications received from officers / members of staff:-
S. No.
Subject
Time Limit for Disposal working days)
1.
Grant of Advance / Withdrawal from GPF
03 Days
2.
LTC Advance (Adm Entry)
02 Days
3.
LTC Final Claim Adm Ent
05 Days
4.
Forwarding of Application for outside posts
01 Day  after CCA approval 
5.
Forwarding of Application for type test
02 Days
6.
Forwarding Application for Allotment / Possession of Govt Accommodation
02 Days
7.
Application for CGHS card (New / Renewal)
02 Days
8.
Opening of Service Book on New Apptts including all Nominations. NPS form etc.)
10 Days
9.
NOC for Passport
15 Days 
10.
NoC for Visiting Abroad
15 Days 
11.
Medical Reimbursement claim under Delegated Powers
05 Days
12.
Sanction of Medical Advance under Delegated Powers
03 Days
13.
Grant of Permission under Conduct Rules
As prescribed under Conduct Rules
14.
Change of Home Town for LTC recorded in Service Book
03 Days
15.
Issue of LPC on Transfer
07 Days
16.
Permission to Undertake Higher Study or Course
05 Days
17.
Fixation of Pay on Promotion
15 Days
18.
Leave Applications
15 Days
19.
Payment of Pay and Allowances
On due date
20.
Sanction of Hindi Awards and Special Increments
05 Days
21.
WIP / VIP Reference
07 Days
22.
Parliament Question Starred and Unstarred
05 Days or on demand whichever is less
23.
Preparation of Bill for Leave Encashment on LTC
03 Days
Note: The cases where final disposal is dependent upon various clearances from other offices, processing of the case must commence immediately.
3.All officers and staff are requested to furnish their applications / requests complete in all respects so that their requests may be disposed of within the time limit mentioned above. In case of delay, they may kindly bring the matter to the notice of the SAO / Dy Dir of concerned Adm Section.
4. This issues with the approval of JS & CA).
sd/- 
(Dr. S.K. Mishra) 
Dy CAO (Admin) 
For JS & CAO
Source: Confederation
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