Tuesday, September 18, 2018

IBPS CRP Clerks-VIII 2019-20 | Apply Online


IBPS CRP Clerks-VIII 2019-20 | Apply Online


Institute of Banking Personnel Selection 

COMMON RECRUITMENT PROCESS FOR RECRUITMENT OF CLERKS IN PARTICIPATING ORGANISATIONS (CRP CLERKS-VIII for Vacancies of 2019-20 )

The online examination (Preliminary and Main) for the next Common Recruitment Process for selection of personnel for Clerical cadre Posts in the Participating Organisations is tentatively scheduled in December 2018 & January 2019.

Application Process Begins: 18.9.2018 
Last Date to Apply: 10.10.2018 
Total Vacancies: 7275
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Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant – CGDA


Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant – CGDA

Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant or by their close relatives in respect of service matters

Controller General of Defence Accounts 
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt 110010
No.AN/XIII/13006Nol-XXII
Dated: 05/12.09.2018
To The PCsDA/CsDA The PIFAs/IFAs
(Through website)

Subject: Prohibition on bringing any political or outside influence by Govt. servant or by their close relatives in respect of service matters.
Reference: This HQrs letter bearing No. even dated 30.05.2017.

Please refer to the communication cited under reference containing guidelines regarding representation from Government servants on service matters. As per existing instructions, wherever, in any matter connected with his service rights or conditions, a Government servant wishes to press a claim or to seek redressal of a grievance, the proper course for him is to address his immediate official superior, or Head of his office, or such other authority at the appropriate level who is competent to deal with the matter in the organization.
2. However, it has been observed that instances of bringing outside as well as political influence by the official and their close relatives in matters like transfer etc. are on the rise. Such trend has been viewed seriously and the officials concerned may be liable for disciplinary action for such transgression and violation of provisions of CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964.
3. In this context, attention is also invited to DOP&T OM bearing F.No.11013/08/2013-Est(A-III) dated 31.08.2015.
4. The contents of this communication may be disseminated to all officers/ staff serving in your organization.
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 (Mustaq Ahmad)
 Dy.CGDA(Admin)
Authority: http://cgda.nic.in
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6th CPC DA to CG Employees and Central Autonomous Bodies from July 2018


6th CPC DA to CG Employees and Central Autonomous Bodies from July 2018

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

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

New Delhi, Dated the 11th September, 2018.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s C.M. of even No. dated 28th March, 2018 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2018 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 6th Central Pay Commission.


2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 142% to 148% w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s 0.M.No.1(3)/2008- E.II(B) dated 29th August, 2008 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
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(Nirmala Dev) 
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority: https://www.doe.gov.in
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5th CPC DA to CG Employees and Central Autonomous Bodies w.e.f. 01.07.2018


5th CPC DA to CG Employees and Central Autonomous Bodies w.e.f. 01.07.2018

Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scale/Grade Pay as per 5th Central Pay Commission

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

New Delhi, Dated the 11th September, 2018.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Rate of Dearness Allowance applicable w.e.f. 01.07.2018 to the employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s C.M. of even No. dated 28th March, 2018 revising the rate of Dearness Allowance w.e.f. 01.01.2018 in respect of employees of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies continuing to draw their pay in the pre-revised pay scales as per 5th Central Pay Commission.


2. The rate of DA admissible to above categories of employees’ of Central Government and Central Autonomous Bodies shall be enhanced from the existing 274% to 284% w.e.f. 01.07.2018.

3. The provisions contained in paras 3, 4 and 5 of this Ministry’s 0,M.No.1(13)/97-E,II(B) dated 3rd October, 1997 shall continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

4. The contents of this Office Memorandum may also be brought to the notice of all organisations under the administrative control of the Ministries/Departments which have adopted the Central Government scales of pay.
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(Nirmala Dev) 
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India
Authority: https://www.doe.gov.in
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Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance – RBE 138/2018


Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance – RBE 138/2018
“Technician Gr.III though drawing pay in higher pay level under MACPS are entitled for Breakdown Allowance at the rates prescribed for the post held by them”
RBE 138/2018 RBE No.138/2018
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(P&A)II-2017/BDA-l
New Delhi, dated 14.09.2018
The General Mangers/OSDs/ CAOs, 
All Indian Railways & Production Units. 
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Clarifications regarding payment of Breakdown Allowance. Ref:- Board’s letter of even number dated 30.08.2017 (RBE No.1 06/ 2017)

In context of Board’s letter cited above. references hove been received in Board’s office from some Zonal Railways. seeking clarifications regarding entitlement of Breakdown allowance to Technician Gr.III drawing pay in higher level i.e. Pay level 3 under MACPS rather than the pay level available for the post. The issue has also been raised by AIRF in PNM Forum as item No.15/2018 and NFIR in their letter dated 11.04.2018.

2. The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it has been observed that the MACP Scheme provides for grant of financial upgradation to the employees on personal basis and there occurs no change in the designation. classification or status. The concerned employees continue to discharge the duties and responsibilities of the post held by them. In view of this it is clarified that the Breakdown Allowance has lo be paid at the rate(s) as prescribed against the respective post mentioned in para- l of Board’s letter dt. 30.08.2017. Accordingly, Technician Gr.III though drawing pay in higher pay level under MACPS are entitled for Breakdown Allowance at the rates prescribed for the post held by them.

3. The other terms and conditions relating to Breakdown Allowance will remain the some.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.

(N.P.Singh)
 Joint Director/ Estt.(P&A).
 Railway Board
Source: AIRF
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Donation of KV Employees One Day Salary – KVS Orders


Relief to flood affected people of Kerala – Donation of One day’s salary – KVS Orders

F.No.110239/51/2017/Budget/KVS(HQ)
Date: 14.9.2018
The Deputy Commissioner/Director 
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan 
All Regional Offices/ZIETs
Sub: Relief to flood affected people of Kerala – Donation of One day’s salary – regarding

Madam/Sir, 
        I am directed to refer the MHRD letter F.No.1-3/2018-Cash dated 24.8.2018 (enclosed) vide which it has been decided to appeal to all officers and staff of Ministry HRD as well as of the organizations under its control that they may contribute one day’s salary as relief to the flood affected people of Kerala, to be paid to the Chief Minister’s Relief fund.
It is requested that necessary instructions may be issued to all the units for circulation of this appeal amongst all the employees of KVs/ROs/ZIETs. Further the option from may also be obtained in the given below format.
“I, (Name & Designation of the employee) give my consent to contribute one day’s salary to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
Signature
 (Name & Designation with date)”.

The Option Form duly signed by the individual employee be kept on records by the respective payee units viz, Vidyalayas/ROs/ZIETs.
After obtaining the consent from the employees, one day’s salary will be deducted by all the units from the Pay bill of Sept’ 2018 and shown under the coloumn “Contribution to Kerla Relief fund” to be inserted by UBI, Saket Branch temporarily for this purpose. The Pay Bill of Sept’ 2018, uploaded by now, may be rejected by all the respective units and uploaded again after making the aforesaid deduction.
It is further intimated that no payment of donation will be remitted by KVs/ROs/ZIETs directly to “Donation to Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. However, the pooled amount shall be remitted by KVS (HQ) to the said relief fund. The Project Kendriya Vidyalayas have to remit the consolidated amount to their respective Regional Offices which will in turn, remit the same to KVS Hqrs through NEFT / RTGS in the “KVS Main Fund Account no. 1098101032877 in Canara Bank, IFSC CNRB0001098. Govt. Financed KVs/ZIETs/ROs are not required to remit the funds to Regional Offices/KVS(HQ) as the amount of deduction will be taken from the pay bill itself by KVS(HQ) for remitting the same to the aforesaid fund.
Compliance may be ensured and required information may be sent to KVS (HQ) through mail (kvsbudget@gmail.com) only in the following format.
Name of the Region/ZIET
Number of all employees who contributed
Total amount deducted and remitted to KVS (HQ) in respect of Project KVs.
Total amount deducted in respect of Govt. financed KVs/ROs/ZIETs.
This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.
Hindi version follows.
Yours faithfully,
 (Dr. E.Prabhakar) 
Joint Commissioner 
(Trg & Fin)
F.No. 1-3/2018-Cash
Government of India 
Ministry of Human Resource Development
Subject: Relief to flood affected people of Kerala – donation of one day’s Salary – regarding.

1. It has been decided a to appeal all officers and staff of Ministry of HRD as well as of the organizations under its control may contribute their one day’s salary as relief to the flood affected people of Kerala. The contribution will be paid to the Chief Minister’s Relief fund as per the details given below:-

Donation to Chief Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund 
Account No. 67319948232 
IFSC Code: SBIN0070028 
City Branch, 
State Bank of India 
Thiruvananthapuram
Or by

Cheque/Demand Draft 
Principal Secretary (Finance), Treasurer, 
Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund Secretariat, 
Thiruvananthapuram – 695001

2. All Bureau Heads are accordingly requested to take immediate action in this regard and take up the matter with the concerned organizations under their administrative control for necessary action.
3. The payment to tha above should preferably be made in a pooled manner at the level of an institution and sent to the branch/functionary mentioned in para 1 above.
3.1 The institutions would intimate their respective Bureau in MHRD about the amount of contribution made.
3.2 In MHRD, the payment will be made in a pooled manner by PAO, MHRD. A format for conveying willingness for contribution is enclosed.
(P.Sasikumar) 
Deputy Secretary 
(Admn.) 24.08.2018
OPTION FORM

“I, (Name & Designation of the employee) give my consent to contribute one day’s salary to Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.
Signature
(Name & Designation with date)”.
Authority: http://kvsangathan.nic.in
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CGHS Clarification on Package Rates


Clarification on CGHS Package Rates

F.No.C.11322/27/2018/HEC 
Government of India 
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare 
Department of Health & Family Welfare

545-A, Nirman Bhavan, New Delhi
 Dated the 11th September, 2018
Office Memorandum
Sub: Clarification regarding ‘fall clause’ for the services provided by CGHS empanelled Health Care Organizations under ‘Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana’

With reference to the above mentioned subject the undersigned is directed to clarify that if CGHS empanelled Health Care Organizations provide health care facilities under ‘Pardhan Manri Jan Arogya Yojana‘ at rates lower than the CGHS package rates ‘the fall clause’ as mentioned under Memorandum of Agreement with CGHS shall not apply.

Issued with the approval of Competent Authority.

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(Dr.Atul Prakash) 
Director, CGHS
Authrority: https://cghs.gov.in
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9% for TN Government Employees from July 2018


9% for TN Government Employees from July 2018


The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu today announced regarding Dearness Allowance for State Government Employees. The Govt decided to increase the Dearness Allowance from the existing rate of 7% to 9% with effect from 1st July 2018.
The arrears for the month of July and August will be paid with Septembers’ salary. Formal orders will be published soon and the same will be uploaded here for your information.
 
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Monday, September 17, 2018

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 | 54953 Vacancies | Last Date 30.9.2018


SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 | 54953 Vacancies | Last Date 30.9.2018
(एसएससी जीडी कांस्टेबल भर्ती 2018 | 54,953 रिक्तियों | अंतिम तिथि 30.9.2018)

SSC GD Constable Recruitment Online Application 2018

STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION
Constables (GD) in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs), NIA & SSF and Rifleman (GD) in Assam Rifles (AR) Examination, 2018
On line registration opening Date: 21.07.2018 On line registration Closing Date: 20.08.2018
Computer based Examination date: To be notified later
“GOVERNMENT STRIVES TO HAVE A WORKFORCE WHICH REFLECTS GENDER BALANCE AND WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY”
Updated News: SSC 54953 Constable(GD) Vacancies in CAPF – Last Date Extended
Last Date for Online Application has been extended upto 17.9.2018 and Online registration process for SSC GD Constable has been already started from Yesterday (17.8.2018)
Updated News: SSC decided to extend the closing date for filling up of online application forms for the said examination from 17-09-2018 to 30-09-2018 (5.00 PM). It may be specifically noted by the candidates that no further extension of time will be given beyond 30.09.2018 (5.00 P.M.) for submission of online application forms for the said Examination.

Click Here to View Detailed PDF Notification

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility to Railway Employees


‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility to Railway Employees
Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility to Railway Employees

Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No.E(W)2017/PS5-1/3
New Delhi, dated 10.09.2018
The General Managers (P) 
All Zonal Railways & 
Production Units

Sub: Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP). 
Ref: Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T)’s OM No.31011/15/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 27.03.2018.
Pursuant to recommendations of Seventh CPC, DoP&T have communicated Government’s decision, vide their OM referred above, to allow the Railway employees to avail AILTC facility in accordance with the ‘Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988’ i.e. CCS (LTC) Rules.
2. Accordingly, in exercise of powers conferred vide Rule 1(3)(iii) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993), the Competent Authority in the Ministry of Railways has accorded approval to exclude such railway servants and other eligible persons (i.e. eligible for PP) from the facility of Privilege Passes in that particular calendar year in which they opt for AILTC facility. Applicants may avail AILTC facility subject to conditions stipulated in para 2 of the referred OM dated 27.03.2018 (copy enclosed as Annexure-I). This facility is further subject to procedural guidelines/conditions stipulated hereunder.
3. These orders shall be applicable to 
(i) Railway Servants entitled to PPs; 
(ii) Other government department’s officials serving in railways on deputation and entitled to PPs; (iii) Other officials serving in railways and entitled to PPs; and 
(iv) Officials of Audit Department (Railway) entitled to PPs. The Competent Authorities concerned shall modify terms and condition of such officials as required and necessary. These orders would not be applicable to those who are undergoing minor penalty of stoppage of even a single PP at the time of application for availing AILTC.
4. Those officials, who opt for AILTC facility, would be issued a “Privilege Pass Surrender Certificate” (PPSC) i.e. a pre-requisite for availing AILTC facility. The “Pass Issuing Authority” (PLA) shall issue the PPSC as per format at Annexure-II, duly following the procedure stipulated as under:-
 (i) Applicant employee will submit an application (format at Annuexure-III) to the concerned PIA for issue of a PPSC.
 (ii) Thereafter, the PIA will first check the “Privilege Pass Account” (PPA) of the applicant to verify whether the applicant has already availed any PP or not in that particular calendar year.
 (iii) If applicant has already availed a PP in that particular calendar year, then the application for issue of PPSC would be rejected and the applicant should be intimated accordingly, as per format at Annexure-IV. 
(iv) If applicant has not availed any PP in that particular calendar year, the PIA concerned will disallow operation of PPA by blocking it with an entry (PPSC issued on date …/…/…./) in PPA so that the applicant is barred from drawing any PP, even inadvertently, during that particular calendar year in which AILTC facility has been opted. 
(v) If both husband and wife are entitled to PPs, both have to surrender their respective entitled PPs that are admissible to them in the calendar year in which either of them opt for AILTC facility. In this scenario, PIA will issue a single composite PPSC duly completing Part-II of the PPSC. 
The following procedure will be followed, additionally, in such cases:- 
(a) If PPAs of both the spouses are maintained by same PIA at the time of applying for AILTC facility, then the composite PPSC will be issued by the PIA after receipt of a joint application from both of them.
 (b) If PIAs of both the spouses are different (due to any reason or on account of their working in separate Railways/Divisions/Units, etc.,), the PPSC shall be issued by the PIA concerned of the applicant only after receipt of a “Confirmation Note in lieu of PPSC” (CN) to be issued (by other PIA as per format in Annexure-V) in favour of spouse of the main applicant. The spouse will apply for CN as per format at Annexure-VI. 
(vi) In case of a deputationist (i.e. Railway servant serving on deputation etc in any other organization) and eligible for PPs as per statutory rules, the PIA concerned will issue PPSC as per aforementioned procedure.
 (vii) The PIA will issue PPSC/CN or intimate about rejection/non-acceptance of the request, as the case may be, within ten working days of receipt of application. 
(viii) After issue of PPSC/CN, request for its cancellation and re-opening of PPA will not be entertained on any ground, even if AILTC facility could not be availed due to whatsoever reason i.e. whether administrative or personal reasons. 
(ix) The role of PIAs will cease once “PPSC” is issued to the applicant. Matters such as advance/reimbursement/travel entitlements during availing of AILTC shall be dealt by other respective Sections of Personnel/Accounts Department handling Travelling Allowance claims, taking into account PPSC as a basic document alongwith other documents stipulated in the CCS (LTC) Rules. 
(x) A duplicate PPSC/CN can only be issued under special circumstances by the PIA concerned after taking approval of the Principal CPO.

5. The Railways should administer the AILTC facility strictly in accordance with the CCS (LTC) Rules-1988, as modified from time to time, without any deviation. It may be noted that ‘Home Town LTC/Home Town converted LTC’ shall not be admissible to railway servants and the definitions of beneficiaries for LTC (e.g. members of family, dependents), dependency critieria, etc are different from that Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986. A copy of DoP&T’s letter No.31011/7/2013-Estt.(A)-IV dated 26.09.2014, containing clarifications and illustrations on administering LTC entitlements of “Fresh Recruits” is enclosed as Annexure-VII. Accordingly, the AILTC facility shall be regulated fully by the conditions and definitions as laid down in the CCS (LTC) Rules.
6. Regarding travel entitlements for availing of AILTC facility, copies of following OMs, as applicable on date, are enclosed:-
Issued by
Details
Annexure No.
Ministry of Finance
OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017
Annexure-VIII
DoP&T
OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dt.19.09.2017
Annexure-IX
DoP&T
OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dt. 18.01.2018
Annexure-X
It may be noted that DoP&T have stipulated vide their OM dated 19.09.2017 that (i) the travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide MoF’s OM dated 13.07.2017, excepting the air travel entitlements for the employees in Level 6 to 8 of the Pay Matrix (para 3) and (ii) the other conditions that would govern the LTC facility (para 4). Hence, the same entitlements prevailing in civil side (i.e. not as per railway entitlement) will be applicable for availing AILTC facility.
7. To summarize, the position, as contained in above OMs, with certain modifications, is briefly brought out in the table below:-
Pay Level in
Pay Matrix
Travel/LTC entitlement for AILTC
Level 1 to 5
Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt-A-IV dated 19.09.2017.
Level 6 to 8
Air travel entitlement stipulated in Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 19030/1/2017 is not admissible for LTC. However, all other entitlements shall be as per aforementioned MOF’ OM dated 13.07.2017 and subject to other conditions stipulated in aforementioned DoP&T’s OM dated 19.09.2017.
Level 9 to 13 and NFSAG officers
Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt-A-IV dated 19.09.2017.
Level 14 & above (Excluding NFSAG officers)
Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2017 and also as clarified vide DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 18.01.2018.
8. The Zonal Railways and PUs are advised to get themselves familiarized with the extant CCS (LTC) Rules as well as clarifications available in the official website of DoP&T (i.e. presently (i) https://dopt.gov.in/ccs-lte-rules and (ii) https://dopt.gov.in/notification/oms-and-orders/ →LTC Rules). It may also be noted that OMs/Notifications related to CCS (LTC) Rules and issued and uploaded from time to time by DoP&T in their official website will come into force with immediate effect for regulation of AILTC facility as being extended by this order. Hence, these orders/instructions will not be circulated separately by the Ministry of Railways. Accordingly, the Railways and PUs should regularly visit the official website of DoP&T and download the latest instructions from time to time for settling claims of LTC etc and for compliance.
9. However, if any clarification in respect of TA Rules notified by Ministry of Finance is required, the same may be addressed to the Nodal Dte. in Board’s office viz. Finance Establishment Dte. for further examination and issue of appropriate clarification/reply.
10. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.
11. Hindi version will follow.
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(V. Muralidharan) 
Dy. Director Estt. (Welfare)-I 
Railway Board
Authority: http://scrmuscdivision.com
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7th CPC Travelling Allowance: Finmin Clarification dt. 12.9.2018


7th CPC Travelling Allowance: Finmin Clarification dt.12.9.2018

Reply to SSOA from Ministry of Finance on Clarification regarding TA rules after implementation of 7th CPC

No.904302/2018-E.IV
 Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi -110001 
Dated the 12th September, 2018
To 
Sh. Ravi Karan President, 
SSOA A-16, 
Shradha Puri Phase-II, 
Sardhana road Kankar Khera, 
Meerut U.P. – 250001

Sub: Clarification regarding Travelling allowance (TA) rules after the implementation of 7th CPC
Sir, The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter dated 25.07.2018 on the above mentioned subject. In this regard, the following is clarified:-
(i) As per rule position as mentioned in SR-71 of FRSR part-II TA rules. TA for a local journey shall be admissible if the temporary place of duty is beyond 8 km from the normal place of duty irrespective of whether the journey is performed by the Government servant from his residence or from the normal place duty. Further, for local journeys, a Government servant will draw, for journey involved, mileage allowance and in addition draw 50% of daily allowance as per OM dated 13.7.2017
(ii) After the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances, OM dated 13.7.2017 regarding TA rules has been issued by this Department wherein Daily Allowance on tour comprises 3 components i.e. Hotel Accommodation, Travel within the city and Food charges. For local journey beyond 8 kms, the following may be admissible:-

a. Hotel accommodation:- Not Applicable. b. Travel within the city/Mileage Allowance:- As per para 2 (E) (i) of OM dated 13.07.2017. c. Food charges – 50 % of amount payable on tour as mentioned in pare 2 (E) (v) of OM dated 13.07.2017 as follows:-
LENGTH OF ABSENCE
AMOUNT PAYABLE ON TOUR
AMOUNT PAYABLE ON LOCAL JOURNEY (50% OF AMOUNT PAYABLE ON TOUR)
If absence from headquarters is <6 hours
30% of Lumpsum amount
15% of Lumpsum amount
If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours
70% of Lumpsum amount
35% of Lumpsum amount
If absence from headquarters is >12 hours
100% of Lumpsum amount
50% of Lumpsum amoun
 
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(Nirmala Dev) 
Deputy Secretary the Govt. of India
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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

DA Order for Railway Employees Effective from July 2018


DA Order for Railway Employees Effective from July 2018

Grant of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
(BHARAT SARKAR) 
Ministry of Railways 
(Rail Mantralaya)
 (Railway Board)
PC-VII No.116 RBE No.: 132/2018
File No. PC-VII/2016/117/2/1
 New Delhi, dated: 10.09.2018
The General Manager/CAOs(R), 
All India Railways & Production Units,
 (As per mailing list)

Sub:– Grant of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees – Revised Rates effective from 01.07.2018.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s letter RBE No 39/2018 dated 19.03.2018 (F. No. PC-VII/2016/I/7/2/1) on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 7% to 9% of the basic pay with effect from 1st July, 2018.

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2. The term ‘ basic pay’ in the revised pay structure means the pay drawn in the prescribed Level in the Pay Matrix as per i 11 CPC recommendations accepted by the Government, but does not include any other type of pay like special pay, etc.

3. The Dearness Allowance will continue to be distinct element of remuneration and will not be treated as pay within the ambit of Rule 1303 (FR 9(21)), Indian Railway Establishment Code, Volume – II (Sixth Edition – 1987)- Second Reprint 2005.

4. The payment on account of Dearness Allowance involving fractions of 50 paise and above may be rounded to the next higher rupee and the fractions of less than 50 paise may be ignored.
5. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of September, 2018.

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

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(S. Balachandrar lyer) 
Executive Director,
 Pay Commission-II
Railway Board
Source: AIRF
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UPSC Civil Services (Main) Exam 2018 – Admit Card Download


UPSC Civil Services (Main) Exam 2018 – Admit Card Download
with Important Instructions

Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) has released Admit Card Download Option for Civil Services Main Examination 2018 through its official website – http://upsc.gov.in

The UPSC is planned to conduct the civil Services Main Examination 2018 from 28.9.2018 onwards. The complete details of the candidates including exam date, venue and time of the exam in E-Admit Cards.
Read the instructions carefully and follow…
1. Your candidature to the examination is provisional. You are expected to maintain decorum and strictly comply with all rules / instructions for smooth conduct of the examination at all times.
2. Please read carefully the Examination Notice No. 04/2018-CSP dated 07.02.2018, Rules for the Examination published in The Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part I – Section 1 on 07.02.2018, Instructions for Candidates in CS (M) Examination, 2018 provided with the Detailed Application Form and “Poster” containing instructions displayed outside the Examination Hall.
3. Check the e-Admit Card carefully and bring discrepancies, if any, to the notice of UPSC immediately.
4. Bring this e-Admit card (print out), along with the (original) Photo Identity Card, whose number is mentioned in the e-Admit Card , in each session to secure admission to Examination Hall. E-Admit Card must be preserved till the declaration of the final results.
5. You are responsible for safe custody of the e-Admit Card and in the event of any other person using this e-Admit Card, the onus lies on you to prove that you have not used the services of any impersonator(s).
6. Candidates are advised not to bring any valuables/costly items in the Examination Halls as safe keeping of the same cannot be assured. The Commission will not be responsible for any loss in this regard.
7. Enter the Examination Hall at least 30 minutes before the scheduled commencement of the Examination. Entry to the Examination Hall closes 10 minutes prior to the scheduled commencement of the examination in each Session.
8. If you appear at a centre / sub-centre or in an optional subject, other than the one indicated by the Commission in your e-Admit Card, your answer scripts will not be evaluated and your candidature is liable to be cancelled.
9. Possession (even in switch off mode) / use of Mobile Phones and other Electronics / Communication devices is banned in the examination premises. Any infringement of these instructions shall entail disciplinary action including ban from future examinations under the rules of the examination.
10. Candidates who do not have clear photographs on the e-admit card will have to bring passport size photograph, one for each session , for appearing at the examination with an Undertaking.
11. Use of Scientific (Non-Programmable type) Calculators is allowed and if considered necessary may be brought by candidates. Programmable type calculators are, however, not allowed in this examination.
12. Candidates must note that they should strictly answer all parts and sub-parts of a question in the Question Cum Answer (QCA) booklet in the space provided under each question / part in the QCA booklet. Read the Instructions for Candidates printed on the QCA booklet carefully. Any infringement of the instructions in the QCA booklet might entail penalty in the form of deduction of marks scored by the candidate and disciplinary action including debarment from future examinations under the rules of the examination
13. Candidates are advised to ensure that spaces / pages remaining blank are clearly crossed out before the QCA booklets are handed over to the Invigilator.
14. Violation of any instruction(s) shall entail cancellation of candidature of the candidate in addition to any other appropriate action that may be taken by the Commission against the candidate under the rules of the examination.
15. Mention your Name, Roll Number, Registration ID and Name & Year of the Examination in all the correspondence with the Commission.
16. Candidates are also advised to bring black ball point pen to the Examination hall for making entries in the attendance list.
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Revision of Entitlement of TA and DA to JCM Members after Implementation of 7th CPC


Revision of Entitlement of TA and DA to JCM Members after implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations

Government of India
 Ministry of Defence 
(Department of Defence)
 D (Civ-II)

Subject: Revision of Entitlement of TA and DA to JCM Members after implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations

Attension is invited to the DoPT’s O.M. No.8/10/2008-JCA dated 20.08.2018 on the above mentioned subject. The O.M. is available on the website of DoPT*T at the following path “www.persmin.nic.in -> Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) -> O.Ms & Ordres -> Establishment -> JCM. The O.M. will also be available on the website of Ministry of Defence i.e. www.mod.gov.in -> Department of Defence (DoD) -> O.Ms & Order.

2. All the addressees are requested to download the same from the website of DoPT/MoD for information and necessary action.
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 (Dalpat Singh) 
Under Secretary to the Govt of India

Authority: www.mod.gov.in
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An Overview of New Contributory Pension System (NPS) – Confederation


An Overview of New Contributory Pension System (NPS) – Confederation

NEW CONTRIBUTORY PENSION SYSTEM (NPS) M.krishnan Secretary General Confederation of Central Govt. Employees & Workers

Pension system was in vogue in India for a century or more and the British Government during the pre-independence era introduced Pension Rules for Government employees and thus made it statutory. In the year 1982 Supreme Court in its landmark judgement in Nakara’s case declared that – “as per India’s constitution, Government is obliged to provide social and economic security to pensioners and that Government retirees had the fundamental right to pension….. Pension is not a bounty nor a matter of grace depending upon the sweet will of the employer. It is not an ex-gratia payment, but a payment for past service rendered. It is a social welfare measure, rendering socio-economic justice to those who in the hey days of their life, ceaselessly toiled for their employers on the assurance that in their old age, they would not be left in lurch.”
During the advent of globalisation policies in 1980’s the pension reforms also started simultaneously. IMF & World Bank started publishing so many reports and documents emphasizing the need for pension reforms. They also started studying about the reforms to be undertaken in the pension sector in India. In 2001, “IMF work paper on pension reforms in India” and World Bank India specific report “India – the challenge of old age income security” were published. Their work reports emphasized that “Pension obligations or promises made by the Governments which have potential of exerting pressure on Govt. finances, have been a subject of increased focus in assessing medium to long term fiscal sustainability.” In tune with the dictates of IMF and World Bank BJP-led NDA Government appointed Bhattacharjee Committee in 2001 headed by Ex-Chief Secretary of Karnataka, to study and recommend pension reforms. Thus after creating ground for pension reforms, under the pretext of implementing recommendations of Bhattacharyya Committee, the NDA Government introduced New Pension System called Defined Contributory pension system for all employees who join service on or after 01-01-2004. The Congress-led UPA Government which came to power in 2004 continued with the reforms and promulgated an ordinance to legalise NPS. But UPA-I Govt. could not pass the Pension Bill in Parliament due to stiff opposition of Left Parties supporting it. Later when UPA-II Government came to power the Pension Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) Bill was passed in the Parliament with the support of BJP, the then opposition party. Many State Governments governed by political parties other than Left Parties, introduced Contributory Pension System for their employees from various dates after 2004. Left Front Governments of Kerala, West Bengal and Tripura refused to introduce the New Pension Scheme and they continued with the old defined benefit pension scheme. Congress-led UDF Government introduced NPS in Kerala. After BJP coming to power in Tripura also Contributory Pension Scheme is introduced recently. In West Bengal old Pension Scheme continues even now. Not only newly appointed Central and State Government employees, almost all new entrants of public sector and Autonomous bodies are also brought under the purview of NPS.
As per New Contributory Pension Scheme an amount of 10% of pay plus Dearness Allowance will be deducted each month from the salary of the employees covered under NPS and credited to their pension account. Equal amount is to be credited by the Government (employer) also. Total amount will go to the Pension Funds constituted under the PFRDA Act. From the pension fund the amount will go to the share market. As per the PFRDA Act – “there shall not be any implicit or explicit assurance of benefit except (share) market based guarantee mechanism to be purchased by the subscribers”. Thus the amount deposited in Pension Fund may or may not grow depending on the fluctuations in the share market. After attaining 60 years of age i.e., at the time of retirement, 60% of the accumulated amount in the Pension Account of the employee will be refunded and the balance 40% will be deposited in an Insurance Annuity Scheme. Monthly amount received from the Insurance Annuity Scheme is the monthly pension i.e., Pension is not paid by Government, but by the Insurance Company and hence NPS is nothing but Pension Privatization..
Thus it can be seen that the growth of the accumulated amount in the Pension fund depends upon the vagaries of share market. If the share markets collapse, as happened during the 2008 world financial crisis, then the entire amount in the pension fund may vanish. In that case employee will not get any pension. Every fluctuation in the share market will affect the future of pension of those employees who are covered under NPS. Uncertainty about pension and retirement life looms large over their heads. Even if there is a stabilized share market the 40% amount in the annuity scheme is not enough to get 50% of the last pay drawn as pension, which is the minimum pension as per old pension scheme. Many employees who entered in service after 01-01-2004 has retired in 2017 and 2018 after completing 12 & 13 years of service. They are getting Rs.1400- to Rs.1700- only as monthly pension from Insurance Annuity Scheme. If they have entered service in 2003 i.e., in the old pension scheme, they would have got 50% of the last pay drawn as pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000- as minimum pension, that too without giving any monthly contribution towards pension from their salary. In short, NPS is nothing but NO PENSION SYSTEM.
As per clause 12(5) of the PFRDA Act even the employees and pensioners who are not covered under NPS, can be brought under the Act by a Gazette notification by the Government. Thus NPS is a Damocles’ sword hanging over the head of all employees and pensioners.
Who is the beneficiary of this pension reforms? As in the case of every neo-liberal reforms, the ultimate beneficiary is the Corporates. The huge amount collected from the workers through pension fund is invested in share market by the Pension Fund Managers and this amount in turn can be utilied by the multi-national Corporates for multiplying their profit. Amount deducted and credited to the Pension fund from each newly recruited employees plus the employer’s share amount will remain with the pension fund and share market for a period of minimum 30 to 35 years i.e., till the age of 60 years. During this long period of 35 years crores and crores of rupees will be at the disposal of share market controlled by multinational corporate giants. Ultimate causality will be the poor helpless employee/pensioner.
Confederation of Central Government Employees and Workers and All India State Government Employees Federation (AISGEF) has been opposing the NPS from the very beginning and a one day strike was conducted on 30th October 2007. It was one of the main demand in all other strikes during these period. The campaign and struggle against NPS continued and as of now the subjective and objective conditions for a bigger struggle against NPS has emerged as almost 50% of the total employees in Central, State, Public sector and Autonomous bodies are now covered under NPS and are becoming more and more restive and agitated. 7th Central Pay Commission Chairman Retired Supreme court Judge Sri. Asok Kumar Mathur has correctly pointed out that “Almost a whole lot of Government employees appointed on or after 01-01-2004, were unhappy with New Pension Scheme. Govt. should take a call to look into their complaint”.
As per the recommendations of 7th CPC, Central Government appointed a Committee called “NPS Committee” for streamlining the functioning of NPS. The Staff-side has demanded before this Committee to scrap NPS and guarantee for 50% of the last pay drawn as minimum pension subject to a minimum of Rs.9000-. Even though, the Committee has submitted its report 18 months back, the Government has not yet disclosed the recommendations of the Committee.
Confederation and AISGEF has decided countrywide intensive campaign culminating in one day strike on 15th November 2018 demanding that the Defined Contributory Pension Scheme (New Pension Scheme – NPS) imposed on new entrants must be scrapped and the Government should reintroduce the Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (Old Pension Scheme – OPS) that was in vogue for a century or more. We are also exploring the possibility of organizing an indefinite strike in the coming days exclusively on one demand i.e., SCRAP NPS, RESTORE OPS for which wider consultations are being made with all like-minded organizations.
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SSC Various Selection Post 2018 Phase VI – Last Date 30.9.2018


SSC Various Selection Post 2018 Phase VI – Last Date 30.9.2018

Application Begins: 5.9.2018 Last Date: 30.9.2018 Vacancies: 1136 Age: 18-30 Qualification: Degree, +2 or 10th Std.


   
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Recruitment in ESI Corporation 2018 – Last Date 5.10.2018


Direct Recruitment in ESIC Corporation – Notification 2018 – Last Date 5.10.2018

Application Begin : 7.9.2018 Last Date: 5.10.2018

EMPLOYEES’ STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION (An Autonomous Body under Ministry of Labour, Govt. of India) PANCHDEEP BHAWAN, C.I.G. MARG, NEW DELHI-110002. www.esic.nic.in
RECRUITMENT OF SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICER / MANAGER GRADE-II / SUPERINTENDENT IN ESI CORPORATION
ONLINE Applications (through the website of ESIC at www.esic.nic.in) are invited for filling up the post of Social Security Officer/ Manager Gr-II/Superintendent on regular basis by Direct Recruitment in ESIC.
DETAILS OF VACANCIES.
Category
No. of Vacancies
UR
294
SC
82
ST
22
OBC
141
Total
539
PWD-A
06
PWD-B
05
PWD-C
07
PWD-D&E
01
Ex.SM
49
*Details of PWD Category 
Category A – Blindness and Low Vision. 
Category B – Deaf and Hard of Hearing. 
Category C – Locomotor disability including cerebral palsy, leprosy cured, dwarfism, acid attack victims and muscular dystrophy. 
Category D – Autism, intellectual disability, specific learning disability and mental illness. 
Category E – Multiple disabilities from amongst persons under clauses (a) to (d) including deaf –blindness.

SCALE OF PAY: Revised pay as per 7th Central Pay Commission for the post is Level- 7 of Pay Matrix (Civilian employees) with Entry Pay Rs 44900/-, replaced against Pay Band Rs. 9300-34800/- with Grade Pay Rs.4600/- of 6th Central Pay Commission.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS 
1. A degree of a recognized University (Preference will be given to the graduates in Commerce/Law/Management). 
2. Working knowledge of computer including use of office suites and database Experience (Desirable): Three years’ service in a Government Organization or Corporation or Government Undertaking or Local Body or Scheduled Bank etc.
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Revision of Minimum Wage, Improvement of Fitment Formula – NJCA


Revision of Minimum Wage, Improvement of Fitment Formula and abolition of National Pension System (NPS) – NJCA


No.IV/NJCA(N)2014-Pt.III
Dated: 01/09/2018
The General Secretaries of 
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Dear Brother,
Sub: Resolution No. NJCA/2018 dated 18/08/2018 against Government’s Failure to fulfill its assurances – Reg.

A copy of Resolution dated 18/08/2018 passed by NJCA is enclosed [Click to view the Resolution].
As decided by NJCA in its meeting held on 18/08/2018 at New Delhi, the affiliates are directed to hold mass rallies/demonstrations etc., protesting against Government failure to implement its assurances on revision of minimum wage, improvement of fitment formula and abolition of National Pension System (NPS). Other pending issues related to railway employees may also be highlighted during protest actions. Affiliates may take note that “September 2018” should be treated as PROTEST MONTH by organizing different forms of protest actions at all levels i.e. Depots, Establishments, Workshops, Major Stations etc.,
“All India Protest Day” should be observed on 19th September 2018 and on the said date the affiliates should mobilize employees in large number along with those of Central Government Employees Organizations and hold massive rallies/demonstrations. The members of INDWF and FNPO should also be made part of agitation wherever possible.
A report on protest actions conducted by the affiliates may be sent to the Federation promptly.
Yours faithfully, 
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(Dr. M.Raghavaiah) 
General Secretary
Source: NFIR
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