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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Productivity Linked Bonus admissible for the employees of ESI Corporation – 2012-13 - regarding

HEADQUEARTERS OFFICE
EMPLOYEES STATE INSURANCE CORPORATION
PANCHDEEP BHAWAN, CIG MARG, NEW DELHI-2
No. G-31/11/1/2005-E-III
Dated: 28/03/2014

Sub: Productivity Linked Bonus admissible for the employees of ESI Corporation – 2012-13 - regarding

Consequent upon approval of Ministry of Labour & Employment and in continuation of this Office Memorandum of even number dated 8.10.2003, the approval of the Competent Authority is hereby communicated for the payment of Productivity Linked Bonus (PLB) equal to 60 (Sixty) days wages subject of Maximum of Rs.7000 (Rupees Seven thousand only) to the employees of the Corporation for the year 2012-13 as worked out on the basis of the exiting scheme of Productivity Linked Bonus.

Accordingly the advance already paid to the employees may be adjusted and no recovery is to effected and the undertaking be treated as null and void.

However, in case cl employees who have not been paid the advance, action may be initiated for all payment of Productivity Linked Bonus  (PLB) equal to 60 (Sixty) days wages subject to the maximum of Rs.7000/- (Rupees Seven Thousand Only) for the year 2012-13 as worked to the basis of the exiting scheme of Productivity Linked Bonus.

The other terms conditions governing the PLB shall remain the same.

Hindi version will follow.
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(S.K.SINHA)
DIRECTOR

Source:http://www.esic.nic.in/CIRCULARS/cir_EIII_28.3.14j.pdf


DA ORDER FOR JANUARY 2014-KVS

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (HQ)
18, Institutional Area, SJS Marg 
New Delhi - 110016
F. No. 125-4/2013-04/KVS (HQ)/Budget
Dated: - 28.03.2014

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Office Memorandum No. 1/1/2014-E-II (B) Dated 27th March, 2014 regarding payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees - Revised Rates effective from 01.01.2014 is forwarded for information and necessary action.
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(S. Muthusivam)
Assistant Commissioner (Fin.)

Source:http://www.kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ann-28-03-14%281%29.pdf

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Guidelines for issue of medicines to CGHS beneficiaries from CGHS Wellness Centres — reg.

S 11011 /2/2014-CGHS (P)
Government of India
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare
CGFIS (Policy) Division
Nirman Bhawan, New Delhi
Dated; the 28th March, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Guidelines for issue of medicines to CGHS beneficiaries from CGHS Wellness Centres — reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to This Ministry's 0.M No. S 11011/8/99- CGHS (P) dated 13.10.1999 vide which CMO In-charge of CGHS dispensaries have been permitted to issue medicines for a maximum period of 3 (three) months at a time against a valid prescription of Government specialist to CGHS beneficiaries suffering from chronic illness like diabetes, tuberculosis, heart ailment, hypertension, I.H.D, epilepsy, etc.

2. This Ministry has been receiving representations from beneficiaries regarding the requirement of fresh consultation with Government specialist every three months for re¬issue of the prescribed medicines. Requests have been received from beneficiaries to relax this condition as getting an appointment with Government specialists is difficult, especially for the old aged and physically challenged beneficiaries suffering from chronic diseases and requiring constant medication.

3. Acknowledging the difficulties being faced by the beneficiaries in obtaining prescription of Government specialist every three months, it has been decided to clarify that the CMO In-charge of CGHS WelIness Centres are competent to revalidate the prescription on the request of patient, after professionally satisfying himself/herself about the medical condition of the patient and repeat the medicines prescribed by Government specialist to beneficiaries for another three months subject to the following conditions:

a) Medicines shall be issued against a valid original prescription from a Government specialist advising the same.
b) CMO I/c may issue the medicines prescribed by a Government specialist for three months at a time during the entire treatment period indicated clearly (e.g,, six months/ one year) on the prescription.

c) CMO I/c may examine and advise the patient on whether to continue with the same medicines as prescribed by the Government specialist or may refer him to the Government specialist for fresh consultation, if required medically.

d) CGHS GDMOs of the Wellness Centre may prescribe routine diagnostic tests to the patients before their follow up consultation with the specialist. They should however, use discretion and not to advice specialized tests/ investigations as they can only be advised by the specialists, wherever required.

e) Beneficiaries will be issued medicines for maximum three months period at a time. In such cases, where the advice of specialist is only for three months arid the CMO I/c is satisfied after professional examination that the same medicines are required to be continued for treatment, the prescription may be revalidated and medicines can be issued for another 3 (three) months, i.e,, to a total of 6 (six) months. After six months, the beneficiaries will have to consult the Government specialist and obtain fresh prescription or get the prescription revalidated from the Government specialist in cases where the treatment period is not clearly indicated on the prescription.

4. This issues with the approval of Additional Secretary and Director General, CGHS.

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(V.P.Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://msotransparent.nic.in/writereaddata/cghsdata/mainlinkfile/File674.pdf
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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees — Revised rates effective from 01.01.2014.

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
S.No.PC-VI/333
RBE No. 3 2/2014
No. PC-VI/2008/1/7/2/1
New Delhi, dated 28.03.2014

The GMs/CAO(R),
All Zonal Railways & Production Units,
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Railway employees — Revised rates effective from 01.01.2014.

Please refer to this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 25.09.2013 (S.No. PC-VI/325, RBE No. 98/2013) on the subject mentioned above. The President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Railway employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90%to 100% with effect from 1st January, 2014.

2. The provisions contained in Paras 3, 4 & 5 of this Ministry’s letter of even number dated 09.09.2008 (S.No. PC-VI/3, RBE No. 106/2008) shall Continue to be applicable while regulating Dearness Allowance under these orders.

3. The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all railway employees. The payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of salary of March, 2014. The arrears may be charged to the salary bill and no honorarium is payable for preparing separate bill for this purpose.

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

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(Vikram Gulati)
Director, Pay Commission-II
Railway Board.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Central government employees to be prohibited access to social media at work

The central government Wednesday told the Delhi High Court that it will issue an advisory prohibiting government employees from accessing social networking websites through officials systems and networks.
A division bench of Acting Chief Justice B.D. Ahmed and Justice Siddharth Mridul asked the centre to immediately issue an advisory prohibiting public servants, who already have an official e-mail account, from using external services.

(Also see: Gmail, Yahoo not to be used for official communication, centre tells court)

The bench took into note the submissions of Additional Solicitor General Rajeeve Mehra that 4.5 lakh government employees have been allotted official email accounts and they have started using them.
Mehra further submitted that there would be requirement of five million such account holders and setting up of such e-mail accounts would require some time and infrastructure.

"You (centre) will issue an advisory that those people who have been given official e-mail accounts (nic.in) will immediately use that e-mail ids and to increase the number of employees on official accounts," the bench said.

The court told the government that the server pertaining to the official e-mail account should be "housed in India itself".

It also asked the information and technology department to process a draft e-mail policy proposal for the committee of secretaries within two weeks, and the committee to approve the e-mail policy and another policy "on acceptable use of IT resources of the government of India" within two weeks after that.

Filing an affidavit, the centre told the high court that it has proposed a national e-mail policy for official communication of government employees, saying the objective of the policy was to ensure "secure access and usage of data" by them.

In an affidavit filed in the high court, the department of electronics and information technology said the use of e-mail accounts of external service providers will be "prohibited for official communication" by government employees.

Earlier, the bench had asked the central government to bring in an e-mail policy for government officials in consonance with the Public Records Act in order to bar transfer of data to a server outside the country.

(Also see: Government may ban use of Gmail, Yahoo in official communications)

The public interest litigation (PIL) filed by former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader K.N. Govindacharya, said the use of e-mail accounts whose servers were outside India and transfer of the nation's official data using this medium violated the Public Records Act.

The central government in its affidavit also said it has proposed another policy "on acceptable use of IT resources of the government of India" that lays down the guidelines with respect to use of all IT resources.

The court will hear the case April 30.

Source:NDTV

Thursday, March 27, 2014

LDC-UDC ISSUE-CASE FILED BEFORE CAT -JABALPUR

CASE FILED

Dear friends,

      A case for the upgradation of the grade pay of LDC to Rs. 2400 has been filed before the CAT Jabalpur by this Association. Since UDC is a promotion post of LDC, the grade pay of the UDC would automatically go up. However, this Association is thinking to file a separate case for granting of Rs. 4200/ Grade pay to UDCs. The case of Steno Grade III (Rs. 2400 GP) is similar to UDC and as such a mention of their name has also been made in the table submitted.

      Copy of the case filed will be published in this web site in an appropriate time.

With warm greetings
TKR Pillai
General Secretary
Source:http://aiamshq.blogspot.in/2014/03/case-filed-dear-friends-case-for.html
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TRANSFER POLICY IN CGHS

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE
LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4471
ANSWERED ON 21.02.2014

TRANSFER POLICY IN CGHS

4471 . Shri SOMABHAI GANDALAL KOLI PATEL/ GORAKH PRASAD JAISWAL/ OM PRAKASH YADAV

Will the Minister of HEALTH AND FAMILY WELFARE be pleased to state:-

(a) the details of transfer policy of doctors/paramedical and other staff of Central Government Health Scheme(CGHS) dispensaries/hospitals/medical store depots;

(b) whether the policy is being implemented in letter and spirit;

(c) if so, the details thereof and if not,the reasons therefor; and

(d) the corrective measures taken/beingtaken by the Government in this regard?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF HEATH AND FAMILY WELFARE (SHRI GHULAM NABI AZAD)

(a) : There is rotational transfer policy for sensitive/non-sensitive post holders under Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) with transfer of staff posted at sensitive posts in two years and at non-sensitive posts in three years.

(b) to (d): Transfers are made in CGHS on regular basis. However, in certain cases officers are allowed to continue keeping in view the exigencies of administration and public interest.Recently, Committees have been constituted for transfer and posting in respect of different categories of CGHS officers.

Source:Loksabha
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Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014.

No. 1/1/2014-E-II (B)
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: 27th March, 2014.
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment of Dearness Allowance to Central Government employees – Revised Rates effective from 1.1.2014.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 1-8/2013-E-II (B) dated 25th September, 2013 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the President is pleased to decide that the Dearness Allowance payable to Central Government employees shall be enhanced from the existing rate of 90 % to 100 % with effect from 1st January, 2014.

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

3 The additional installment of Dearness Allowance payable under these orders shall be paid in cash to all Central Government employees.

4. The Payment of arrears of Dearness Allowance shall not be made before the date of disbursement of Salary of March 2014.

5. These orders shall also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Services Estimates and the expenditure will be chargeable to the relevant head of the Defence Services Estimates. In regard to Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

6. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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(A Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

National Defence Academy & Naval Academy Examination (1) 2014

    The Union Public Service Commission will be conducting the National Defence Academy and Naval Academy Examination (I) 2014 at different venues located at 41 Centres throughout the country on 20.04.2014 (Sunday). The e-Admit Cards for the candidates have been uploaded on the Commission’s web-site http://www. upsc. gov. in, which may be down loaded.  Letters of rejection to the candidates stating reason (s) for rejection have already been sent through e-mail provided by the candidates.  If any applicant is not able to down load his e-Admit Card, he may contact UPSC Facilitation Counter on Telephone Nos. 011-23381125, 011-23385271 and 011-23098543 between (10:00 A.M to 5:00 P.M)   on working days during working hours. The candidate may also send fax message on Fax No. 011-23387310.   The candidate may note that no paper admit card will be issued.

                 In case the photograph is not printed or available on the e- Admit Card, candidates are advised to carry two identical (2) photographs (one photograph for each session) along with proof of identity such as Identity Card etc. and printout of e-Admit Card at the venue of the Examination  to secure admission in the Examination.

           Candidates are advised to check their e-mail in case they have sent any representation.


MOBILE PHONES BANNED

THE CANDIDATES BRINGING MOBILE PHONE WITH THEM WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ENTRY IN THE EXAMINATION PREMISES.
Source:pib
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Income Tax Offices through-out India shall remain open on 29th, 30th and 31st of March, 2014.

F.No.225/138/2014/ITA.II
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Direct Taxes
New Delhi, the 24th March, 2014

Order under Section 119(1) of the Income tax Act, 1961.

The Financial Year 2013-14 closes on 31.3.2014. In view of closer of office on 29th and 30th of March being Saturday and Sunday and also on 31st March at some stations being Gudi Padava, Ugadi etc. the field Income Tax Offices through-out India shall remain open and the receipts counters shall also work during normal office hours on 29th, 30th and 31st of March, 2014. This direction is issued for administrative convenience by the Central Board of Direct Taxes in exercise of powers conferred under section 119 of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Special arrangements may also be made by way of opening additional receipt counters, wherever required on 29th, 30th and 31st March 2014 to facilitate filing of return of income and other related work of tax payers. These instructions may be given wide publicity.

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(Richa Rastogi)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/13252014123318.PDF

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Amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules -regarding.

NO. AB.14017/61/2008-Estt. (RR) 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
Department of Personnel and Training
 New Delhi 
Dated :the March 25, 2014 
OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Amendment of Recruitment Rules/Service Rules -regarding. 

The UPSC has undertaken an analysis with respect to the Ministries/Departments from whom RR proposals have either rarely been received or not received at all in the Commission during the last three years. From the aforesaid analysis the following conclusions have been drawn by UPSC:

i) There are cases where the Ministries were granted approval by the Commission for filling up the post as a one-time measure, pending finalization of recruitment rules. However, the Ministries have not framed the recruitment rules of such posts as a follow up to the same.

ii) Recruitment Rules are not being amended on a regular basis (every five years) as required as per the norms of DoPT.

iii) Instances have been noticed where the regular posts are filled up by the Ministries/Departments themselves without consulting the Commission, by appointing consultant or by making ad-hoc appointments.

iv) Ministries/Departments have not specified the posts which are exempted from consultation with the U.P.S.C. or taken out of the purview of the U.P.S.C.

2. DoPT instructions contained in O.M. No. 39021/5/83-Estt. (B) dated 9th July, 1985 and OM No. AB 14017/79/2006-Estt.(RR) dated 6" September, 2007 provide that where no Recruitment Rules exist or where the existing Recruitment Rules are repealed as per the prescribed procedure, the option of approaching the UPSC for suggesting one time method for recruitment to the post would be available. Accordingly, Ministries/Departments are advised to - ensure that no ad-hoc appointment should be made in the absence of recruitment rules. In case there are overriding compulsions for filling up any Group A or Group B post in the absence of Recruitment Rules, they should make a reference to the UPSC for deciding the mode of recruitment to fill up the post on regular basis.

3. DoPT guidelines on framing/amendment/ Relaxation of Recruitment Rules dated 31.12.2010 vide Para 3.1.5 provide that the Recruitment Rules should be reviewed once in 5 years with a view to effecting such change as are necessary to bring them in conformity with the changed position, including additions to or reductions in the strength of the lower and higher level posts. Further, consequent upon the implementation of 6th CPC recommendations, DoPT vide OM dated 24.3.2009 issued instructions to all the Ministries/Departments to initiate action to amend the existing Service Rules/Recruitment Rules in view of the revised pay structure/merger of pre-revised pay scales/up-gradation etc.
UPSC has observed that many Ministries/Departments are not adhering to these instructions and requisitions are being received from them to operate recruitment rules notified even twenty five years ago. Ministries/Departments are, therefore, once again directed to effect necessary amendments to the Recruitment Rules/Service Rules after following the due procedure of furnishing proposals to the Department of Personnel & Training and the UPSC.

4. Ministries/Departments need to ensure that appointment to all posts are effected as per the provisions in the Recruitment Rules which are statutory in nature and adhere to these instructions scrupulously.

(Mukta Goel)
Director (E-1)

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

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Why 9:1 Ratio between maximum & minimum Salary/Pension being demanded by ‘BHARAT PENSIONERS SAMAJ’

Ironically in India where the poor are struggling to breath with just Rs  27.2 a day in rural areas and 33.3 in cities.  The net worth of the billionaire community increased 12-fold in 15 years, enough to eliminate absolute poverty in this country twice over. In a telling comment, the International Monetary Fund managing director Christine Lagarde warned that income inequality is increasing dangerously.

Inequality is a sociological construct. Larger income/wealth Inequality breeds discontent, inefficiency, corruption & finally the revolt which is now creeping up   in the shape of Maoism & Naxalism. India can ignore this only at its own peril. What is worrying is that the monthly per capita consumption expenditure of the top 5% of the rural population is nearly nine times that of the bottom 5%. Where as In cities and towns, the average consumption by the top 5% of the population has gone up dangerously to 14.7 times that of the bottom 5%.(latest report of the National Sample Survey Organisation on people’s spending patterns).

As an immediate measure to contain & to bring  inequality at least to rural level .Ratio of 9:1 between  maximum & minimum  Salary is being demanded which is feasible in the present economical scenario of the Country.

Source: http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2014/03/why-91-ratio-between-maximum-minimum.html

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Fixed medical allowance payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor treatment-Clarification

Employees' Provident Fund Organisation
(Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. Of India)
Bhavishya Nidhi Bhawan, 14-Bhikaiji Cama Place, New Delhi-110 066

No. HRM-8/V/12/1/2003/FMA/Vol-II/26632
Dated: - 14.03.2014

Subject: Fixed medical allowance payable to the serving as well as retired employees of the EPFO for outdoor treatment-Clarification

Reference: HRM-8/V/12(1)2003/FMA/Vo1.-II/6160 dated 13.06.2013

Sir/Madam,
The Employees & Pensioners of the EPFO, who are not covered under Central Government Health Scheme, (CGHS) are paid Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) per month to cater to the cost of medicines/treatment etc. where hospitalization is not involved. At present, FMA is being given to employees/pensioners @ Rs. 2000 p.m.

Several references have been received regarding admissibility of Fixed Medical Allowance to both the spouse ,who are working or retired. In this regard it is clarified as under:-

a) In the following cases, only one of the spouse will be eligible for the facility of Fixed Medical Allowance

i) If both husband and wife are working in the EPF Organisation or both of them have retired from EPFO & are in same station.
ii) In case where one is EPFO employee & the spouse is EPFO pensioner & are in same station.
iii) In case where one is serving/retired official of EPFO and spouse is serving/retired Government or any other organization (including private Firm/Office).

Notwithstanding anything said above, if any one of the spouse is posted outside station (working), residing separately and need medical facilities as per entitlement without spouse, then both of them will be eligible for FMA.

b) As per the aforementioned circular dated 13.06.2013, if two or more members of 'family' are working in the EPFO, only one of them will be eligible for the facility of Fixed Medical Allowance. In this regard, it is further clarified that besides the spouse, other members of the 'family' as defined in CS (MA) Rules, 1944, who are working in EPFO & who are not dependent and also not residing with govt. servant shall be considered as a separate entity.

c) In the case of an EPFO employee whose wife/husband is an employee of a Government or any other organization (including private Firm/Office) he/she will be required to give an undertaking that his/her spouse is not availing of medical facilities in cash, if any, granted by their respective employers, so as to be eligible to receive FMA in EPFO.

Yours faithfully,
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(UDAY BAXI )
REGIONAL P.F. COMMISSIONER-I (HRM)

Source: http://www.epfindia.com/Circulars/Y2013-14/HRM8_FMA_26632.pdf

Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution of BSNL employees deputed in DoT

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
CORPORATE ACCOUNTS SECTION,
1st Floor, Bharat Sanchar Bhawan,
H C Mathur Lane, Janpath,
New Delhi — 110 001
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

No. 500-571135NLI2011.121CA IV/ Vol V-Part1
Date: 14.03.2014

ToThe CGMs,
All BSNL circles

Sub: - Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution of BSNL employees deputed in DoT-reg.

As per the FR no, 111, the borrowing organization is required to pay Pension Contribution & Leave Salary Contribution to lending organization. This will be applicable to BSNL officials working in the units of DoT namely TERM cell, CCA & DoT itself.

Further as the pension paying authority for BSNI. officials is DoT & it is also the borrower, it has been decided by BSNL management that Pension Contribution for BSNL officials working in DoT units/DoT shall not be transferred to DoT.

However, a schedule showing the list of employees posted to DoT units/DoT with their total Pension Contribution which has been paid by BSNL for the period of their deputation shall be submitted to DoT unit/DoT to which Pension Contribution is to be paid under acknowledgement.  Requisite entry in the service book of the official may also be made to this effect.

Leave Salary Contribution shall also be claimed from the DoT/DoT units in respect of BSNL officials on deputation in DoT/DoT units from the date of their deputation. Henceforth monthly claim shall be made in this respect.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

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(Rajeev Singh)
GM (CA)

Source: http://www.bsnleuchq.com/pension%20contribution.pdf
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Strengthening of administration — Periodical review under FR 56 / Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules

No.25013/1/2013-Estt (A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated :21st March, 2014
Office Memorandum

Subject : Strengthening of administration — Periodical review under FR 56 / Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules

Instructions exist on the need for periodical review of performance of Government servants with a view to ascertain whether the Government servant should be retained in service or retired from service in the public interest. Provisions in this regard are contained in FR 56 (j), FR 56 (I) and Rule 48 (1) (b) of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972.

2. As per these instructions the cases of Government servant covered by FR 56(j), 56(l) or Rule 48(1) (b) of CCS (Pension) Rules, 1972 should be reviewed six months before he / she attains the age of 50/55 years, in cases covered by FR 56(j) and on completion of 30 years of qualifying service under FR 56(l) / Rule 48 of CCS(Pension) Rules, 1972 as per the following time table:-


SI. No.   Quarter in which review is to be made Cases of employees who will be attaining the age of 50/55 years or will be completing 30 years of service or 30 years of service
qualifying for pension, as the case may be, in the quarter. 
 1  January to March  July to September of the same year
 2   April to June  October to December of the same year
 3  July to September  January to March of the next year
 4  October to December  April to June of the next year

3. The procedure as prescribed from time to time has been consolidated and enclosed as Appendix to this O.M.

4. All Ministries / Departments are requested to follow these instructions and periodically review the cases of Govt. servants as required under FR 56(j)/FR56(l)/Rule 48(1)(b) of CCS (Pension) Rules,1972.

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(B.Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:www.persmin.nic.in
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The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year and placing the same in public domain on the websites of the Ministries/ Departments

No. 11013/3/2014-Estt(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi- 110 001
Dated March 20, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - Submission of declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servants for each year and placing the same in public domain on the websites of the Ministries/ Departments

The undersigned is directed to say that the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 has come into force on 16.01.2014. Section 44 of the Act requires making of a declaration of assets and liabilities by the public servant to the competent authority in the manner provided under the said Act. Section 44 of the said Act also requires furnishing of information relating to assets and liabilities, (i) by the public servant on the occasion of entering upon office within thirty days from the date of assumption of office, and (ii) by a public servant holding his office as such within a period of thirty days from the date of coming into force of the Act. It also requires the filing of annual return of such assets and liabilities with the competent authority, on or before the 31st day of July every year; and the competent authority in respect of each Ministry or Department shall ensure such statements are published on the website of such Ministry or Department by the 31st day of August of that year.

2. As per the Lokpal and Lokayuktas (Removal of Difficulties) Order, 2014 notified on 15.02.2014, a time period of 180 days from the date of coming into force of the provisions of the said Act i.e., l 5.07.2014 has been allowed for modification or amendment of the relevant rules and also for framing of appropriate rules under section 44 of the Act. The public servants who have filed the declarations, information and returns under the provisions of the relevant rules shall file revised declarations, information or returns, as the case may be, in compliance of the rules framed under Section 44 of the said Act within the period specified therein.

3.The Act and the Order dated 15.02.2014 are available on this Department's website at http://persmin.in/dopt.asp --> Gazette Notifications --> Services Others. Extracts from the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 relating to the following are enclosed for ready reference:
(i) Section 2(1)(c) relating to 'competent authority' (Annexure-I);
(ii) Section 2(1)(o) relating to definition of 'public servant' (Annexure-II); and
(iii) Section 14(1) relating to categories of persons to whom the jurisdiction of Lokpal extends (Annexure-III).

4. The Rule 18 of the Central Civil Services (Conduct Rules), 1964 contain provisions relating to Movable, immovable and valuable property. The Rule stipulate that every Government servant shall on his first appointment to any service or post submit a return of his assets and liabilities, giving the full particulars regarding (a) the immovable property inherited by him, or owned or acquired by him or held by him on lease or mortgage, either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person; (b) shares, debentures and cash including bank deposits inherited by him or similarly owned, acquired, or held by him; (c) other movable property inherited by him or similarly owned, acquired or held by him; and (d) debts and other liabilities incurred by him directly or indirectly. The Rule also stipulates that every Government servant belonging to any service or holding any post included in Group 'A' and Group 'B' shall submit an annual return in such form as may be prescribed by the Government in this regard giving full particulars regarding the immovable property inherited by him or owned or acquired by him or held by him on lease or mortgage either in his own name or in the name of any member of his family or in the name of any other person. Similar provisions exist in the Conduct Rules governing other civil services.

5. With the enactment of the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013, it is necessary to obtain disclosures from public servants as defined in the Act and bring the existing formats for disclosures, if any, in sync with the Section 44 of the said Act. A draft format, based on the forms prescribed in the Central Civil Services (Conduct Rules), 1964 for declarations of assets and liabilities, is annexed (Annexure-IV). It is requested that comments/ suggestions with respect to Public Servants' falling in the jurisdiction of your Ministry/ Department/ Organisation may be provided to this Department. The approved format will then be formally issued by this Department. It is further requested that the comments may kindly be provided positively by 04.04.2014, with a soft copy sent by email to Director(Establishment) at dse [@] nic.in.

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(Mamta Kundra)
Joint Secretary (Establishment)

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

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Mobility of personnel amongst Central/State & Autonomous Bodies while working under Pensionable Establishments — regarding.

F25014/1/2013-AIS(II)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: 18 /03/2014
To
The Chief Secretaries of
All States/Union Territories.

Sub: Mobility of personnel amongst Central/State & Autonomous Bodies while working under Pensionable Establishments — regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the Department of Pension & Pensioner' Welfare by its O.M. No. 28/30/2004-P&PW(B) dated 28/10/2009 (copy enclosed) relating to mobility of personnel amongst Central/State and Autonomous bodies while working under Pensionable establishment & The applicability of the provisions/ guidelines of the aforesaid O.M. dated 28/10/2009 to members of All India Services who have been appointed on or after 01/01/2004 were considered by this Department and it is clarified that the provisions of the aforesaid O.M. dated 28/10/2009 issued by the Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare in this respect shall be applicable Mutatis-Mutandis to members of All India Service who were a government servant/autonomous body employee appointed on or before 31.12.2003 and who were governed under the old pension non-contributory Pension scheme of their respective Governments/Organizations.

2.  Hence, all concerned State/UT Governments and respective cadre controlling authorities of All India Services may examine and decide such issues subject to verification Of service prior to 01.01.2004.

Yours faithfully, 
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(Mario Kumar Dwivedi)
Director(Services) 

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
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Monday, March 24, 2014

New website for 7th Central Pay Commission-FinMin

SEVENTH PAY COMMISSION OFFICIAL PAGE  UNDER THE CATEGORY OF "EMPLOYEES CORNER" .SCROLL DOWN AND VIEW THE PAGE RIGHT SIDE OF THE BOTTOM.
THIS WEBSITE MAY USEFUL TO ALL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES TO KNOW THE LATEST NEWS ABOUT 7th CPC.
Source:http://finmin.nic.in/7cpc/index.asp


LTC ON LOW FARE PRIVATE AIRLINES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4072
ANSWERED ON 19.02.2014

LTC ON LOW FARE PRIVATE AIRLINES

4072 . Shri N.S.V. CHITTHAN

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government has any proposal to change the existing rule to allow Government employees to travel on low fare private airlines also while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC);

(b) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor; and

(c) the time by which the said proposal is likely to be implemented?

ANSWER
MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCE AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER`S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) No, Madam.

(b) & (c) Do not arise.

Source:http://164.100.47.132/LssNew/psearch/QResult15.aspx?qref=151037

Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption”

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 4202
ANSWERED ON 19.02.2014
ZERO TOLERANCE
4202 . Shri GORAKH PRASAD JAISWAL

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government has adopted the policy of zero tolerance to root out corruption in the country;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the measures taken under this policy; and
(c) the extent to which the Government has been successful in tackling corruption in the country after adopting the said policy?
ANSWER

MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCE AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF THE STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER`S OFFICE (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a) & (b) The Central Government is fully alive and committed to implement its policy of “Zero Tolerance against Corruption” and has already taken several measures to combat corruption and improve the functioning of Government. These include:-
(i) Enactment of Right to Information Act, 2005;(ii) Enactment of Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013;
(iii) Issue of comprehensive instructions on transparency in tendering and contracting process by the CVC;
(iv) Issue of instructions by the CVC asking the organizations to adopt Integrity Pact in major Government procurement activities; State Governments have also been advised to adopt Integrity Pact in major procurements;
(v) Introduction of e-Governance and simplification of procedures and systems;
(vi) Issue of Citizen Charters;
(vii) Ratification of United Nations Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) in 2011;
(viii) Placing of details of immovable property returns of all Members of the All India Services and other Group ‘A’ officers of the Central Government in the public domain;
(ix) Issue of orders for setting up of 92 additional Special Courts exclusively for trail of CBI cases in different states.
Besides these, the Government has also introduced a number of legislations in the Parliament in the recent past for effectively tackling corruption. Some of them are-

(i) The Whistle-blowers Protection Bill, 2011;
(ii) The Prevention of Bribery of Foreign Public Officials and Officials of Public International Organizations Bill, 2011;
(iii) The Right of Citizens for Time Bound Delivery of Goods and Services and Redressal of the Grievances Bill, 2011;
(iv) The Public Procurement Bill, 2012.
(v) The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill, 2013.

(c) The fight against corruption is an ongoing process and it is the endeavour of the Government to strengthen the anti-corruption mechanism.

Source: http://164.100.47.132/LssNew/psearch/QResult15.aspx?qref=151054

Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered by the New Defined Contribution pension system (NPS)-regarding.

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
I8-INSTITUTIONAL AREA,
SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARC,
NEW DELHI -110016


F.No.110126125/2012/KVS-NPS /PF                    Dated 20.03.2014

The Deputy Commissioner,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
Regional Office, Bhopal
Dated :20-03-2014

Subject : Additional Relief on death/disability of Government servants covered by the New Defined Contribution pension system (NPS)-regarding.

Sir,
I am refer to your letter No. F.140230/13-14/KVS/BPL/A/C/Pension/185 dated 13/15-01-2014 on the captioned subject to inform you that the instruction contained in the following circulars/letters which are enclosed shall mutatis-mutandis be applicable to the employees of KVS for payment of benefits under New Pension Scheme :

(a) KVS (HQ) New Delhi letter No F. 110239/51/Cir./2012/KV(Budget) dated 17/28.05.2012 forwarding GOI Dept. of P & P.W., OM No 38/41/06- P&PW(A) dated 05.05.2009.

(b) GOI M.F., 0.M. No 1(7)/DCPS(NPS)/2009/TA/221 dated 02.07.2009 read with corrigendum No F.Nol (7)/DCPS(NPS)/2009/TA/336-396 dated 29.09.2009.

You are requested to settle the claims in respect of NPS subscribers duly following instructions contained therein.

This issues with the approval of Commissioner.

Yours faitfully,
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(M.Arumugam)
Joint Commissioner (Fin)
Source: http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/cir-nps-20-03-14.pdf#sthash.pj9ppl7a.dpuf

Sunday, March 23, 2014

ENTITLEMENT OF LEAVE FOR REGULAR POSTAL EMPLOYEES

Those who were recruited and appointed as regular postal employee in various cadres like Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant or Postman or MTS they are entitled for leave from the date of joining in the post as detailed below.

Earned Leave         :15 days for 6 completed months of service
Half Pay Leave       :10 days for 6 completed months of service
Casual Leave         : 8 days for calendar year
Restricted Holidays : 2 days for calendar year

As detailed above, therefore the Government servant can avail per year with full pay & allowances
EL : 30 days
CL/MC: 10 days
CL : 8 days
RH : 2 days

Total : 50 days.

Note:
EL and Half pay leave can be accumulated in the individual leave account without limit barring EL will 300+15 days. Hence the GS can avail as and when they need leave limited to maximum 180 days in a single spell. While on retirement from service Cash equivalent to leave salary will be paid for the balance of EL at their credit subject to maximum of 300 days.

Source :http://indianjobguru.in/

REGULAR POSTAL EMPLOYEES CAN GO FOR TOUR ANYWHERE IN INDIA (LTC)

(This is applicable for all Civil Central Government Employees)
 All regular postal employees can go for tour to anywhere in India along with his/her dependents i.e., family members (family members means the details of family given and recorded in their service books. This may be changed by the Government servant as and when either a new entrant i.e., newly married spouse, new born babies).

This tour can be availed once in anytime within the block year. These block years are already fixed by the department. At present the block year is 2014-2017. Now you and your dependents can avail the tour together with or separately depends upon your feasibility. i.e. as per your convenient you can alone go to anywhere in India at anytime. Likewise your dependents can alone go to anywhere in India at anytime i.e., in different time frame.

Now there is a chance to avail LTC for the previous block year 2010-2013 for those who have not availed till date they can avail now. i.e. their onward journey for anywhere in India is ensured the date of departure should be on or before 31.12.2014.

For this tour it is called as “LTC” i.e., Leave Travel Concession

Travelling expenses from your duty station to any place in India can be claimed as per fare for your entitled class in train by taking into the shortest route (as per your Grade Pay). Let us assume if you want to travel from Chennai (duty station) to New Delhi. But you may have travelled from Chennai Central to Mumbai VT and then New Delhi. In this connection your claim for travelling charges should be restricted to Chennai Central to New Delhi only even though you have preferred claim with support of tickets from Chennai Central to New Delhi en route Mumbai VT. Hence your claim should be preferred with tickets is mandatory. If it is necessitated to travel by bus when there is no train facility you should be travelled only by State or Central Government transport. It you have travelled by govt. bus though the places are connected with train route the bus fare is restricted with eligible train fare.

During on tour for LTC, the GS can be availed any kind of leave from his/her leave account. Casual leave is also eligible to avail LTC period.

Leave salary for 10 days can be utilized (10 days EL by deducting from the individual’s leave account) for tour expenses like boarding, lodging and miscellaneous other than travelling fare. This leave salary is calculated by taking account from the last emoluments (Pay in PB + Grade Pay + DA) drawn by the incumbent. This facility can be availed six times i.e. 6 x 10 days = 60 days in the entire service.

Travelling fare for entitled class in train based on Grade pay will be updated soon in my next post.

Source : http://indianjobguru.in/Thread-REGULAR-POSTAL-EMPLOYEES-CAN-GO-FOR-TOUR-ANYWHERE-IN-INDIA-LTC?pid=436#pid436
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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies and Bye Elections to Legislative Assemblies during 2014.

P. NO. 12/7/2014-JCA 2 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions 
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 21st March,2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closing of Central Government Offices in connection with general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies and Bye Elections to Legislative Assemblies during 2014.

The undersigned is directed to say that in connection with the general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assemblies of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha & Sikkim and Bye Elections to Legislative Assemblies of some States, scheduled to be held in 2014, the following guidelines, already issued by DOPT vide OM No. 12/14/99-JCA dated 10th October, 2001, have to be followed for closing of the Central Government Offices including Industrial Establishments in the States:-

(i) The relevant offices/organizations shall remain closed on the day of poll in the notified areas where general elections to the Lok Sabha and State Legislative Assembly are scheduled to be conducted.

(ii) In connection with bye-election to State Assembly, only such of the employees who are bona-fide voters in the relevant constituency should be granted special casual leave on the day of polling. Special Casual leave may also be granted to an employee who is ordinarily a resident of constituency and registered as a voter but employed in any Central Government Organization/Industrial Establishment located outside the constituency having a general/bye-election.

2. The above instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned.

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(Ashok Kumar) 
Deputy Secretary(JCA)

Source:www.persmin.nic.in

Processing of cases under Rule 9 of CCS Pension Rules and cases where reports in prescribed profrma to be submitted to CVC regarding.

No C-32016/09/2004-VP
Government of India
Ministry of Communication & IT
Department of Posts
(VP Division)
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi - 110 001
14th March, 2014
To
All Heads of Circles.

Sub:-Processing of cases under Rule 9 of CCS Pension Rules and cases where reports in prescribed profrma to be submitted to CVC regarding.

At present the cases relating to Rule 9 of CCS Pension Rules 1972 are being submitted by the Circles to the Directorate in 13 folders. These cases are dealt with by VP Division in respect of non-gazetted officers and Vigilance Division in respect of gazetted officers. It is seen while processing the cases that they are incomplete for wanting information or incomplete details which results in delay in processing the cases.

Hence now it has now been decided that the Circles should not be submitting such cases in normal course by  post. All Rule 9 cases and vigilance complaint cases in which CVC has desired investigation report in the prescribed proforma circulated vide Directorate letter No 4-18/2009-vig dated 24th September, 2009 should be submitted by hand through responsible officer once in a quarter by fixing up prior appointment These cases would be accepted under Single Window System after checking up the completeness and correctness of the case. In case of any discrepancy omissions, those will be listed out and the files would be returned without acceptance. CVC cases and Rule 9 cases of gazette officers will be similarly dealt with by the Vigilance Division. However, if there are cases in the middle of a quarter requiring urgent processing or number of cases ready for submission are three or more then such cases can be brought after fixing up appointment with Director(Vigilance). These measures would be effective w.e.f. 1st April, 2014.

This has the approval of Secretary(Posts).

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(V K Tiwary) 
DDG(Recruitment & Petitions)

Source: http://nfpe.blogspot.in/

CASHLESS TREATMENT FACILITY FOR CGHS BENEFICIARIES-REGARDING

DIRECTORATE GENERAL OF CGHS 

 It is for the information of CGHS beneficiaries, particularly for pensioners, that around 95% of the empanelled hospitals are continuing with cashless facility.

Pending bills stand cleared and is no longer an issue. For revision of rates, CGHS has received bids from 1075 hospital/diagnostic centres, etc. which is a much higher number than the existing 791 empanelled hospitals/diagnostic centres etc.


DIRECTOR,CGHS

Friday, March 21, 2014

Computation of reservation — implementation of the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court -DOPT

COURT MATTER
TIME BOUND
No.36012/24/2009-Estt. (Res.)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 20 March, 2014
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Computation of reservation — implementation of the judgement of Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Union of India &; Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind &; Ors

In pursuance of the judgement dated 08.10.2013 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court in the matter of Civil Appeal No.9096 of 2013 [arising out of SLP(civil) No.7541 of 20091 titled Union of India &; Anr. Vs. National Federation of Blind & Ors, this Department issued O.M No. of even dated 3rd December, 2013 modifying para 14 of this Department’s O.M dated 29.12.2005 to the following extent:

    “Reservation for persons with disabilities in Group ‘A’ or Group ‘B’ posts shall be computed on the basis of total number of vacancies occurring in direct recruitment quota in all the Group A posts or Group posts respectively, in the cadre”.

2. It was also requested to compute number of vacancies available in all the cadres under their control including attached offices, subordinate offices, public sector undertakings, Government Companies, Cantonment Board, etc. in the aforesaid manner and further identify the posts for disabled persons within a period of three months from the date of judgement (8.10.2013) and implement the same without default. The Hon’ble Supreme Court directed that non-observance of the provisions of reservation for persons with disabilities shall be considered as an act of disobedience and the Nodal Officer concerned in Department /Public Sector Undertakings/Government Companies responsible for proper strict implementation of reservation for persons with disabilities be departmentally proceeded against for the default.

3. Vide this Department’s OM of even number dated 24th February, 2014, it was informed that the Petitioner i.e. National Federation of the Blind has filed an application in the Hon’ble High Court of Delhi and the Hon’ble High Court has directed to file a status report giving details of steps taken to implement the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court including the appointments made, if any. Owing to inadequate response from the appointments made, if any. Owing to inadequate response from the Ministries/Departments, progress report on implementation of the judgement of the Hon’ble Supreme Court could not be placed before the Hon’ble High Court during the last hearing held on 12th March, 2014. The Hon’ble High Court of Delhi has given three weeks time to file the status report which has to be complied with.

4. All the Ministries/Departments/Organisations of the Government of India are requested to compute the reservations for persons with disabilities at the earliest and immediately identify the posts for disabled persons and implement the same without default. However, the following points may be kept in view while computing reservations:-

(i) Three percent of the vacancies in case of direct recruitment to Group A,B,C and D shall be reserved for persons with disabilities of which 1% each shall be reserved for persons suffering from (i) blindness or low vision , (ii) hearing impairment and (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy; in the posts identified for each disability. Three percent of the vacancies in case of promotion to Group D and Group C posts in which direct recruitment, if any, does not exceed 75% shall be reserved for persons with disabilities of which 1% each shall be reserved for persons suffering from (i) blindness or low vision, (ii) hearing impairment and (iii) locomotor disability or cerebral palsy; in the posts identified for each disability;

The computation of reservation for persons with disabilities has to be computed in ease of Group A, B, C and D posts in identical manner viz.
"computing 3% reservation on total number of vacancies in the cadre strength". The Hon'ble Supreme Court has further directed to compute the number of vacancies available in all the "establishments" and further identify the posts for disabled persons within a period , of three months from 08.10.2013 and implement the same without default.

(iii) As regards effecting reservation, Para 15 of this Department's O.M. No.36035/3/2004-Estt(Res) dated the 29th December, 2005 "[http://persmin.nic.in » OMs & Orders>> ;Establishment (Reservation)» Persons with Disabilities], inter alia, stipulates that all establishments shall maintain separate 100 point reservation roster registers in the prescribed torment for determining/effecting reservation for the disabled - one each for Group A posts filled by direct recruitment, Group B posts filled by direct recruitment, Group C posts filled by direct recruitment, Group C posts filled by promotion, Group D posts filled by direct recruitment and Group D posts filled by promotion. Points 1, 34 and 67 of the roster shall be earmarked reserved for persons with disabilities - one point each for three categories. The Head of the establishment shall decide the categories of disabilities for which the points 1, 34 and 67 will be reserved keeping in view all the relevant facts

(iv) Whereas reservation policy for SCs/STs/OBCs is post based, the reservation policy for persons with disabilities is vacancy based.

(v) List of identified posts for the persons with disabilities issued by the Department of Disability Affairs, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment vide Notification No.16-15/ 2010-DD.III dated the 29th July, 2013 is available at the website of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

5. Keeping in view the above, all the Ministries/Departments/Organisations of the Government of India are requested to furnish details of vacancies available and posts  identified for persons with disabilities in all the cadres under their control including attached offices, subordinate offices, public sector undertakings, Government Companies, Cantonment Board, etc in the following format:-

GroupName of Posts (both identified and non- identified)Total vacancy availableVacancy available for PwD at @ 3% of total vacancy (1% each for VH, HH &OH)Name of Post identified for persons with disabilityProposed action plan to fill up the post identified for persons with disability
VHHHOH
A
B
C
D

[VH=Visually Handicapped; HH=Hearing Handicapped; OH=Orthopeclically Handicapped]

It is requested that above information may be sent to this Department within two weeks i.e. by 27th March, 2014 so that a consolidated status report could be placed before the next date of hearing. It is clarified that the Departments who had earlier sent the information with reference to this Department's earlier communications may also send the information, in the format now prescribed keeping in view the details furnished in para 4 above. It may be noted that response of the Ministries/Departments together with defaulters list would form part of the status report to be filed before next date of hearing in the Honble High Court of Delhi.

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(G.Srinivasar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in

Common main demands for inclusion in the Memorandum to 7th CPC as identified by BPS

1.Bring down the Ratio between maximum & Minimum of Salary to  9:1 ensuring complete equality by adopting uniformly common multiplication factor for revision of Pension: 4th CPC had determined the ratio between minimum & maximum of salary to be 10.7(Chapter 41 & 43) Vth cpc   maintained it to be 10.97 (Appendix ‘I’ summary of recommendations para19) in their recommendations which while implementation was raised to 1:11.76

Pay commissions up-to 5th CPC adopted a multiplication factor of 3.2 to 3.8 to arrive at the new scales compared to earlier scales but VI CPC adopted conversion factor of  1.86 to arrive at the minimum of lowest pay Band, where as it adopted  3.37 for arriving at the highest scale.

This shredded the very basic fiber of the Constitution of Indian Socialistic State by raising  the  ratio  between minimum & maximum of Salary/Pension  to 1: 12.85.  Which is, not only much more higher than the capitalist countries like America & Britain But is also higher than the countries like  Philippines which have weaker economy than India.

This negative and socially regressive effect of the 6th Central Pay Commission has had the effect of worsening wealth and income inequality not only between pre-and post-2006 retirees, but even within pre-2006 retirees wherein higher-ups got full parity in Pension.

While we agree that to retain talent in civil services, higher pay package is needed at bureaucratic level. The need to maintain honorable ratio between minimum & maximum salary in a Socialistic State is constitutional requirement. We therefore, appeal to 7th CPC: That the ratio between maximum & minimum Salary/Pension be brought down to 9:1. Accordingly, 7 th pay commission should first workout the top most revised salary, divide it by 9 to arrive at the minimum revised salary &  derive a uniform multiplication factor  by dividing revised minimum Salary by pre-revised minimum salary for revising  Pay & Pension with the condition that Pension shall not in any case be less than 65% & family Pension 45% of the last Pay in Pay in Pay Band/Pay scale or of average of last 10 months emoluments (Whichever is more beneficial) as was worked out & recommended by TECS (Tata Economic Consultancy Services)  consultant to Vth CPC

         
2. Pension to be 65% of last drawn or 65% of Av. Of   last 10 months emoluments whichever beneficial & Family Pension to be 45% of last drawn or Av. Of 10month whichever is beneficial as was worked out &recommended by TECS (Tata Economic Consultancy Services)  consultant to Vth CPC (Para 127.9 Vol III 5th CPC report)

            3. Grant 5% upward enhancement in pension be granted every five years’  after the age of 60 years & upto 80 years & thereafter as per existing dispensation.

            In the present scenario of climatic changes, incidence of pesticides and rising pollution old age disabilities/diseases set in by the time an employee retires and go on manifesting very fast, needing additional finances to take care of these disabilities and diseases, especially as the cost of health care has gone very high compared to 01.01.2006.

            4.. Pension to be net of Income Tax (Para 167.11(VTH CPC REPORT VOL. III) : The purchase value of pension gets reduced day by day due to continuously high inflation and steep rise in cost of food items and medical facilities. Retired persons/Senior citizens do not enjoy fully public goods and services provided by Government for citizens due to lack of mobility and many other factors. Their ability to pay tax gets reduced from year to year after retirement due to ever-increasing expenditure on food and medicines and other incidentals. Their net worth at year end gets reduced considerably as compared to the beginning of the year. Inflation, for a pensioner is much more than any tax. It erodes the major part of the already inadequate pension. To enable pensioners, at the far end of their lives, to live in minimum comfort and to cater for ever rising cost of living, they may be spared from paying Income Tax.

5. Automatic Merger of Dearness relief with Pension :The Pension of Central Government Pensioners undergo revision only once in 10 years during which period the pension structure gets seriously dis-aligned; 50% increase in price takes place even in less than 5 years. This results in considerable erosion of the financial position of the pensioner with otherwise inadequate Pension. As admitted by Shri Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, in his statement to PTI on 27.2.2008, DA does not adequately take care of inflation. Working employees are getting automatic relief by way of 25% increase in their allowances with every 50% rise in Dearness Allowance. As pensioners do not get any allowances, they feel discriminated against. In order to strike a balance, DR may be merged with Pension whenever it goes beyond 50% as recommended by 5th Central Pay Commission.
                6. Restoration of commuted vale of Pension in 12 years Commutation value in respect of employee superannuating at the age of 60 years between 1.1.1996 and 31.12.2005 and commuting a portion of pension within a period of one year would be equal to 9.81 years Purchase. After adding thereto a further period of two years for recovery of interest, in terms of observation of Supreme Court in their judgment in writ petitions No 395-61 of 1983 decided in December 1986, it would be reasonable to restore commuted portion of pension in 12 years instead of present 15 years. In case of persons superannuating at the age of 60 years after 31.12.2005 and seeking commutation within a year, numbers of purchase years have been further reduced to 8.194. Also, the mortality rate of 60 plus Indians has considerably reduced ever since Supreme Court judgment in 1986; the life expectancy stands at 69 years now.

            7. The 6th Central Pay Commission’s new benefits, e.g. full pension for 20 years of service/10 years in superannuation cases, last pay drawn or average of last 10 months’ pay whichever is beneficial to the retiring employee as emoluments for computation of pension etc., have been limited only to post-1.1.2006 retirees.  This is in violation of the letter and spirit of Hon’ble Apex Court judgment in Nakara Case.

            We appeal to the 7th CPC to extend the above benefits to all pre-1.1.2006 retirees with monetary benefit from 1.1.2006 to do them equal justice. And that new benefits as 7th CPC too be made equally applicable to present & past pensioners

8..Medical facilities: To ensure hassle free health care facility to Pensioners/family pensioners, Smart Cards be issued irrespective of departments to all Pensioners and their Dependents for cashless medical facilities across the country. These smart cards should be valid in
•        all Govt. hospitals
•        all NABH accredited Multi Super Specialty hospitals across the country which have been         allotted land at concessional rate or given any aid or concession by the Central or the State govt.
•        all CGHS, RELHS & ECHS empanelled hospitals across the country.
·                Medical attendants. Reimbursement bill for treatment both for hospitalization & No referral should be insisted in case of medical emergencies. For the purpose of reference for hospitalization & reimbursement of expenditure thereon in other than emergency cases Doctors/Medical officers working in different Central/State Govt. department dispensaries/health units should be recognized as Authorized OPD can be made by respective departments.

The enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health is recognized as a fundamental right of all workers in terms of Article 21 read with Article 39(c), 41, 43, 48A and all related Articles as pronounced by the Supreme Court in Consumer Education and Research Centre & Others vs Union of India (AIR 1995 Supreme Court 922) The Supreme court has held that the right to health to a worker is an integral facet of meaningful right to life to have not only a meaningful existence but also robust health and vigour. Therefore, the right to health, medical aid to protect the health and vigour of a worker while in service or post retirement is a fundamental right-to make life of a worker meaningful and purposeful with dignity of person. Thus health care is not only a welfare measure but is a Fundamental Right.
            We demand that, all the pensioners, irrespective of pre-retiral class and status, be treated as same category of citizens and the same homogenous group. There should be no class or category based discrimination and must be provided Health care services at par with IAS and ex-Ministers.

            9. Hospital Regulatory Authority:To ensure that the hospitals do not avoid providing reasonable care to smart card holders and other poor citizens, a Hospital Regulatory Authority should be created to bring all NABH-accredited hospitals and NABL-accredited diagnostic Labs under its constant monitoring of quality, rates for different procedures & timely bill payments by Govt. agencies and Insurance companies. CGHS rates be revised keeping in mind the workability and market conditions.

            10.Fixed Medical allowance (FMA): As is recorded in Para 5 of the minutes of Committee of Secretaries (COS) held on 15.04.2010 (Reference Cabinet Secretariat, Rashtrapati Bhavan No 502/2/3/2010-C.A.V Doc No. CD (C.A.V) 42/2010 Minutes of COS meeting dated 15.4.2010) which discussed enhancement of FMA: CGHS card estimates for serving Personnel since estimates are not available separately for pensioners M/O Health & Family Welfare had assessed the total cost per card p.a. in 2007-2008 = Rs 16435 i.e. Rs.1369 per month for OPD. Adding to its inflation the figure today is well over Rs 2000/- PM. Ministry of Labour & Employment, Govt. of India vide its letter no. G-25012/2/2011-SSI dated 07.06.2013 has already enhanced FMA to Rs 2000/- PM for EPFO beneficiaries. Thus, to help elderly pensioners to look after their health, Adequate raise in FMA will encourage a good number of pensioners to opt out of OPD facility which will reduce overcrowding in hospitals. OPD through Insurance will cost much more to the Govt. As such the proposal for raising Fixed Medical allowance to Pensioners is fully justified and is financially viable.

            We demand that FMA for all C.G. Pensioners be raised to at least Rs 2000/- PM without any distance restriction linking it to Dearness Relief for automatic further increase. We further demand that FMA be exempted from INCOME TAX: Fixed Medical Allowance (FMA) is a compensatory allowance to reimburse the medical expenses. As Medical Reimbursement is not taxable, FMA should also be exempted from Income Tax.

            11.Grievance redressal Mechanism: Pensioners/Family Pensioners are exploited, harassed and humiliated by their own counterparts in chair, who at the sight of an old person adopt a wooden face and indifferent attitude. Pensioners do not have representation even in Forums & Committees wherein pension policies and connected matters are discussed. The forum of Pension Adalat too is not of much avail as it meets only once a year which is too long a period for an elderly nearer to his end. Moreover, these Adalats deal with settlement claims only. SCOVA too meets only twice a year for about 3 hours at occasion. Moreover, the scope of SCOVA is limited to feedback on Government policies. DOP (P&PW) is perceived as a toothless authority which lacks direct Service Delivery Capability. It has been striving over the years to redress the Pensioners’ grievances through the ‘Sevottam’ model of the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public grievances; in the absence of strict timeline with punitive clause it is, however, proving to be a failure. Grievances are either not resolved for years or closed arbitrarily without resolving.

            We therefore, appeal that for resolving Pensioners complaints of all pensioners,

(i) A strict time line with punitive clause be introduced in “Sevottam model”
(ii) Grievances are not allowed to be closed without resolving.
(iii) SCOVA be upgraded to JCM level covering all Pensioners by introducing suitable legislative amendment if required.
            12. Representations in various committees : As recommended vide Vth CPC report Vol III para 141.30 Pensioners’ representatives should be included in various committees & other Fora of Govt where issues relating to the welfare of pensioners are likely to be discussed &debated :
Discussing, debating and deciding the matters / Policies relating to Pensioners, with representatives other than those of pensioners, is unfair & against the Rules of ‘Natural Justice’. At present various Committees like National Anomaly Committee (NAC) and JCM (on Pensioner matters), are there wherein matters / policies relating to pensioners’ welfare are discussed and decided, but they do not have pensioners’ representatives with the result their viewpoints, hardships & anomalies are not properly represented. As pensioners are a homogenous class, there is an urgent need to constitute separate Committees for pensioners wherein matters / policies / anomalies relating to pensioners of all Groups, categories &departments may be discussed.

13. that Govt. should not indirectly pressurize courts by appealing again & again to get judgments reversed in its  favor & must implement all court  judgments  in  case of all similarly placed persons.
            14. that benefits  of different Spl allowance such as   NPA for Doctors/ Spl Pay for scientists for some achievements - or to compensate for lack of promotional posts- or grant of additional increments- or  RUNNING  ALLOWANCE for Railway Pensioners  etc......NPA & Running allowance (in case of Railways )  be continued  for revision of Pension of past pensioners..

            These are  common main demands for inclusion in memorandum to 7th CPC (still open to expansion &  addition) to which department wise demands are being compiled in consultation with stake holders &will be attached as annexure to the main memorandum.

S.C.Maheshwari
Secy. Genl. BPS
Source:http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2014/03/common-main-demands-for-inclusion-in.html

Thursday, March 20, 2014

REDUCE THE RETIREMENT AGE FROM 60 TO 58

The Central Government has an intention to revise the retirement age of central government employees.This is one of the important topic among all central employees before few weeks .This rootless message creates lot of expectations and unnecessarily planted a seed in their mind.If the government  is planning to harvest 2 crores of votes from the  employees family ,definitely 10 crores of youth will move against this decision.

If increasing retirement age to scientists senior administrators,doctors,there will be some benefits to the country because of their vast experience. But other cadres like clerks,assistants,and industrial workers need some  physical moves and hard work.After the age of 55 physical fitness drastically goes down.At this time work load will affect their body and mind.

Our country has lots of unemployment problems.Millions of youth are leading their lives without permanent jobs.Any how all seniors has to retire one day.So the best way  is recruiting new hands to handle the workload  instead of keeping them  for years and years.At the same time eligible age for entering government jobs shall also be increased.This kind of act may reduce the unemployment problem at a level.Keeping all this in mind ,the retirement age should be reduced from 60 to 58 is the best option to govt to recruit youths.At this stage what really required is sincerity at higher levels of bureaucracy and development of productive nature of workmanship.

Raam

Source:www.centralgovernmentemployeesnews.net

Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr. ‘B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012 and 2013.

MOST IMMEDIATE
No. 6/7/2013-CS-I(S)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

Lok Nayak Bhavan, Khan Market,
New Delhi, dated the l9th March, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr. ‘B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012 and 2013.

The Combined Section Officers’/Stenographers’ (Gr.’B’/Gr.I) Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, 2012 and 2013 was conducted by the UPSC during 21-22 December, 2013. Results of the written part of the said examination are likely to be declared by the Commission in the last week of March, 2014.

2. To address the problem of large number of vacancies in the grade o Section Officer, it is necessary to bring out the results in a compressed time schedule and to promote and allocate officers to various cadre units in a time bound manner. In the past, one of the reasons for delay in finalizing the results of the examination was the delay in collection and collation of ACRs of the
candidates, who qualify the written part of the exam.

3. It is, therefore, requested that the ACR Dossiers, complete in all respects, of all the candidates, who have appeared for the post of Section Officer of CSS and Private Secrétary of CSSS in the Combined Limited Departmental Examination. 2012 & 2013 be kept in readiness, so that the APARs/ACRs of the successful candidates can be sent to UPSC immediately once the results are declared. If there are any ACR/APAR, which are missing or below benchmark, appropriate action, if any, in respect of them may be completed in terms of DOP&T OM No. 21011/1/2010-Estt.(A) dated 13th April, 2010 and other relevant instructions on the.’subject, by 31st March, 2014 positively.

4. A statement of availability status of ACRs/APARs for the period 2005-2013 (1.4.2005 to 31.3.2013), in respect of all the candidates who have appeared in the examination from the respective Cadre Units, may be sent to the undersigned at the earliest.

Sd/-
(Utkaarsh R. Tiwaari)
Director (CS-I)

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02csd/SOLDCE_12_13_190314.pdf
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Closure of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kudremukh-KVS

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
18, INSTITUTIONAL AREA
SHAHEED JEET SINGH MARG
NEW DELHI-110016
Date: 13.03.2014

OFFICE ORDER

Approval of the Hon’ble HRM—cum-Chairman, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is hereby conveyed for the closure of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kudremukh, District Chikamagalur, Karanataka under Project Sector with effect from 01.04.2014 on account of non-compliance of financial commitments by the Sponsoring Authority i.e. Kudremukh Iron Ore Company Limited as per terms & conditions agreed to at the time of opening of Kendriya Vidyalaya.

The desirous students may be accommodated in nearby Kendriya Vidyalayas as per KVS rules i.e. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 Mangalore and Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2 Mangalore, Karnataka or any other Kendriya Vidyalaya, as per the request of the Parents/students.

Sd/-
(Dr.E. Prabhakar)
Joint Commissioner (Pers.)

Source:http://kvsangathan.nic.in/CircularsDocs/CIR-ADMN-13-03-14.PDF

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Indian Tax System and Effect on Central Government Employees-Confederation

Comrades,
                 The Central Government has been informing the general public that crores  of  rupees were spent on salary and pension of  Central Government Employees. In fact the following are facts out of total revenue of Central Government the share of  CG Employees towards Salary, perks and pension amount is just 10.47 % of the total revenue of the Central Government which was earlier 16% at the.time of 6th CPC.   They are in forming that 7th CPC will cost exchequer Rs 25,000/ thousand crores which will effect Central Government finances.

               Secondly the Central Government Employees are paying tax for every rupee they earn including the all allowances, in fact the 5th CPC has recommended that the Central Government should not deduct any Income tax on these allowances. apart from income tax, all other taxes are also imposed just like other employees.

               Further the  Fifth Central Pay commission in its report vide para no105.12 has said that  Dearness allowance should be paid free of net taxes as the DA is paid for compensation against price rise. The all allowances should also be paid net of taxes which has been examined by 5th CPC in para no 167.  

              Today according to various media reports, only 2 to 3 percent of Indians pay any income tax at all. In December, India’s finance minister, Palaniappan Chidambaram, said that 2.89 percent of the population (about 36 million people) filed income taxes. (In contrast, in the U.S., about 45 percent of the population pays taxes, which means that, despite India’s much-larger population, more Americans than Indians actually pay taxes.)  CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS .

            Totally a Central Government employees pay upto 30% of their salary as all forms of tax to the Central Government, even if these is any increase of salary upto 40% then also,part of the increase will also go to  Central Government as revenue.

           India's tax revenues nearly  about Rs 14 lakh crore currently  can be increased to over Rs 40 lakh crore. if proper taxation policy is adopted , that means  majority of citizens of the country  should be uniformly taxed.          

              Corporate tax collection is  at Rs 2.05 lakh crore, the personal Income Tax collection, however, was  at Rs 1.19 lakh crore that is just 10% of the total revenue collection.

               According to Central Government sources  Corporates owe over Rs 2.46 lakh crore in taxes, total tax dues to the Central Government is around Rs 5 to 6 lakhs crores. The amount paid to CG employees for the 7th CPC is just 5% of tax dues to the Central Government.  CLICK HERE FOR REPORT   so there should not be much financial panic on  7th CPC impact on common man.

            If these dues are properly collected then Central Government can spend lot of money on the welfare schemes and also pay the Central Government Employees being a model employer handsomely pay us  on par with the global market,  Software companies.

           So comrades , the Indian tax   system should be re modeled so that proper tax system is there and every citizen of India should   have uniform tax policy and Central Government revenue should also improve and also the Government Employees are paid need based minimum wage or a decent wage, also filling up of vacant post in Central Government will also give employment  to younger generation.

    Comradely yours

(P.S.Prasad)
 General Secretary
         
Source:http://karnatakacoc.blogspot.in/

Cadre restructuring of Group “C” staff in Railways-NFIR

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD
No/2013/TG-II/12/16
NEW DELHI Dated 31.01.2014
The chief commercial Manager,
All Zonel Railway.

Sub: Cadre restructuring of Group “C” staff
Ref: RallwayBoard’s letter No PC-III/2O123/CRC/4.dt 08.10.2013

ECRCs, Commercial Clerks, Commercial Inspectors and Ticket Checking Staff are essentially revenue earning staff. A reduction of strength in these four categories would result in closure of counters or leaving coaches unmanned, thereby leading to leakage of revenue. It is also be on demonstrated on certain Divisions that deployment of additional Booking clerks and opening of additional Booking Windows base resulted in increase of revenue.

It is, therefore, desired that there should be no surrender of posts of these categories of staff (that is Ticket Checking Staff, Booking/Reservation Clerks/Supervisors) in connection with the proposed cadre restructuring.

(A.Madhukumar Reddy)
Excutive Director Passenger Marketing
Railway Board

Source: NFIR

Credit to CGHS Beneficiaries in Empanelled Private Hospitals to Continue

Press Note 

There have been reports in the Media that private hospitals on the panel of CGHS are denying credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries for delay in settlement of hospitals bills. Lower package rates and inadmissible deductions etc. have also been reported to be the other reasons for withdrawal of agreed cashless /credit facilities.

24 out of 407 Private hospitals empanelled under CGHS decided unilaterally to discontinue credit facility to the eligible categories of CGHS beneficiaries. Show Cause Notices stand issued to these Hospitals and the empanelment of five Hospitals has been suspended for a period of six months or till further orders, whichever is earlier.

In this regard, the CGHS beneficiaries are advised not to be guided by misleading information as most of the private hospitals are continuing to extend the cashless facilities to the CGHS beneficiaries. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare will ensure that the CGHS empanelled private hospitals continue to extend cashless /credit facilities to the eligible CGHS beneficiaries in compliance with the terms and conditions as laid down in the Memorandum of Agreement signed by them with CGHS. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has already taken special steps for clearance of pending hospital bills on a priority basis and the pendency of bills is almost cleared.

CGHS has already invited bids for revision of package rates through a transparent tender process, where the last date for submission of bids was 16th March, 2014. Steps are underway to conclude the tender process early.

Source:pib

Central employees awaiting next govt nod on DA merger

New Delhi: Central government employees are awaiting next government nod on merger of 50 percent dearness allowance to basic Pay in the view of model code of conduct.

Former Supreme Court Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur (above), the head of the Seventh Central Pay Commission

Family finances of government employees are being squeezed from all sides as inflation is rising at its fastest level in last four years. How can government employees cope with raising inflation besides merger of 50 percent dearness allowance (DA) to basic pay.

High prices of day-to-day goods make it difficult for government employees to afford even the basic commodities in their lives.

The Sixth Pay Commission did not talk about merger. As a result, with the continuous increase of dearness allowance, this has now reached up to 100 per cent of basic pay but the government did not merged 50 percent dearness allowance to basic pay on the pretext of sixth pay panel recommendation.

Earlier, the DA was merged with basic pay, only after it touched 50 per cent of the basic pay on the recommendation of fifth central pay panel.

The government has set up the Seventh Central Pay Commission to recommend for revising salaries of central government employees.

The 4-members commission, headed by Ashok Kumar Mathur, former Supreme Court Judge, will formulate pay, allowances and other facilities as well as benefits structure for 50 lakh central government employees.

The commission will also to look at the revision of pension for those who have retired prior to the date of effect of these recommendations.

However, the decision regarding merger of 50 per cent dearness allowance to basic pay will be taken only after the Seventh Pay Commission gives its interim recommendations under the terms of reference for the commission before submitting of its final report within 18 months of the date of its constitution.

The merger of 50 percent DA to basic pay will lead salaries rising by up to 30 per cent, which will cope with the present living cost of government employees.

The election Commission announced the Lok Sabha elections; model code of conduct makes the government lame-duck as it cannot take decision on merger of dearness allowance without permission of the Election Commission.

Hence, this genuine demand may be considered by the next government only on interim recommendation of seventh pay panel.

Source:http://tkbsen.in/2014/03/central-employees-awaiting-next-govt-nod-on-da-merger/

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