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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Efforts made by inimical force to get sensitive information through fake communications

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command) 
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code - 226002
AN/IA/l004/HQrs/Circulars
Dt: 28.10.2015
CIRCULAR
*******
To,
The CDA RTC
The IFA (CC)
All Sub Offices
All Sections of Main Office

Sub: - Efforts made by inimical force to get sensitive information through fake communications

As per CGDA, New Delhi Circular No. AN/III/3012/Circular/Vol-VII dated 13.10.2015 Central Securities Agencies have reported that inimical agents have devised a new mechanism to carve out information from sensitive installations through communication in the name of some retired government officers or using letterhead similar to genuine letterhead of some departments. Though such communications have been found to be fake, prima facie, the receiver of the communication may get trapped in their web and may disseminate sensitive information in the ignorance of genuineness of the communications.


2. As the vital/ sensitive installations of India continue to be high on the agenda of terrorists outfits, it is imperative to sensitize Heads of installations to verify the genuineness of the letter/ requests before disseminating sensitive information to the concerned person/ authority. to thwart any attempts of inimical forces to gather information. Sensitive information should be conveyed only to the concerned/ authorised persons, on need-to-know basis only.

3. All Office in charge are requested to accordingly sensitize the staff under them in this regard.

Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(A.P. Mishra)
DCDA (AN)

Source:http://pcdacc.gov.in/download/circularsnew/inimical_force.pdf

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Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS) called “VIKALP” to be Introduced from Tomorrow i.e. 1.11.2015 on Pilot Basis

A Major Passenger Friendly move to Provide Confirmed Accommodation to Waitlisted Passengers in Alternate Trains

Facility to be Available Initially for E-Ticket (Internet Booking) Only

The Scheme to be Available Initially on Mail/ Express Trains of Two Sectors Namely Delhi –Lucknow and Delhi –Jammu  

Later, The Scheme to be Extended to PRS Counter Bookings as well as on Other Journey Sectors

·         With a view to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers and also to ensure optimal utilisation of available accommodation, a scheme Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme(ATAS) called “VIKALP” has been conceptualised and is to be introduced from tomorrow i.e. 1.11.2015.  Initially this scheme will be available only for the tickets booked through internet (E-ticket) as a pilot project for six months. More over initially this scheme would be provided on Mail/ Express Trains running on two sectors only namely Delhi-Lucknow and Delhi-Jammu sectors of Northern Railway. In this scheme, wait listed passengers of a train will be given option for getting confirmed accommodation in alternate trains. Based on the feedback, this scheme will be extended to PRS counter bookings and also on other journey sectors. This is a major passenger friendly move to provide confirmed accommodation to waitlisted passengers in alternate trains.

Salient Features of the scheme


·         The Alternate Train Accommodation Scheme (ATAS) is presently being launched under the name “Vikalp” on pilot basis only for the tickets booked through internet (E-ticket) on two sectors i.e. Delhi-Jammu and Delhi-Lucknow sectors. Based on the feedback it will be extended on PRS as well as  on other sectors.
·         The scheme is presently being implemented only across Mail/Express trains of same category.
·         No extra charges shall be taken from passenger or any refund shall be provided for difference of fare.
·         The scheme is applicable to all waiting list passengers irrespective of booking quota and concession. In pilot phase the scheme will be available on few pre-designated trains in the above sectors only.
·         Under this scheme, waiting list passengers will give choice to opt for ATAS scheme.
·         ATAS opted passengers who remain fully waitlisted after charting will only be considered for allotment in the alternate train.
·         Fully WL passengers opted for ATAS should check PNR status after charting.
·         Either all passengers of a PNR or none will be transferred to alternate train in same class.  The passenger can be considered for shifting to a train leaving from any station amongst the cluster of stations defined by Railways based on the convenience of the passengers to a station serving the destination station on the same analogy.
·         The ATAS opted passengers who have been provided accommodation in the alternate train will not figure in the waitlisted charts of their original train. A separate list of passengers transferred in alternate train will be pasted along with the CONFIRMED and WAITLIST charts.
·         The passenger allotted alternate accommodation can travel in the alternate train on authority of original ticket.
·         Waitlisted passengers of original train shall not be allowed to board the original train if allotted alternate accommodation. If found travelling, they will be treated as travelling without ticket and charged accordingly.
·         Passengers once provided alternate accommodation in alternate train will be treated as normal passengers in alternate train and will be eligible for upgradation.
·         In rare situations, passengers who have been provided alternate accommodation might get dropped/re-allotted in alternate train due to last minute change in composition of the alternate train at the time of chart preparation. So, passengers who have been provided alternate accommodation should check PNR status also after preparation of charts of the alternate train for final status.  
·         This information will be available on Call Centre (139), PRS Enquiry Counters, Passenger Operated Enquiry Terminals installed at stations and WEB ENQUIRY on www.indianrail.gov.in.
·         Passenger will also get SMS alert on their Registered mobile phone number about getting confirmed alternate accommodation.
·         When an ATAS opted passenger opts to cancel, after he/she has been given an alternate accommodation, he/she will be treated as a CONFIRMED passenger and the cancellation rules will apply accordingly.
·         No refund for difference of fare between the original train and the alternate train, including Tatkal charges, if any, will be given to re-allocated passengers.
·         Once an ATAS passenger has been allotted alternate accommodation, journey modification will not be permitted. If required, the passenger will have to cancel the ticket and book a fresh ticket for modified journey.
·         When a passenger who has been allotted alternate accommodation has not performed his journey in the alternate train, he can claim for refunds by filing a TDR request.  

IMPORTANT PASSENGER INFORMATION

1.      Opting for VIKALP does not mean that confirmed berth will be provided to passengers in alternate train. It is subject to train and berth availability.
2.      Once confirmed in Alternate train, Cancellation charges will be as per your berth/train status in alternate train.
3.      In this scheme, your boarding and terminating station might change to nearby cluster stations.
4.      You can be transferred to any alternate train available within 12 hrs from the scheduled departure of original train, in which you have booked
5.      Please check PNR status after charting.

Source:http://www.pib.nic.in/newsite/erelease.aspx?relid=0

Friday, October 30, 2015

Closure of offices/buildings surrounding Patel Chowk and Vijay Chowk/ Rajpath on 30.10.2015 for the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel

F. No.12/21/2015-JCA2
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
*****

North Block, New Delhi
Dated October 29, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Closure of offices/buildings surrounding Patel Chowk and Vijay Chowk/ Rajpath on 30.10.2015 for the occasion of the birth anniversary of Sardar Patel – regarding

Anti-sabotage checks are required to be done in the buildings surrounding Patel Chowk and Vijay Chowk/ Rajpath before Run for Unity’ at Rajpath on 31.10.2015. These building will have to be vacated after working hours on 30.10.2015 so that rooms are sealed after regular anti-sabotage checks are completed.

2. It has, therefore, been decided that the Government offices located in the buildings indicated in the Annexure to this OM would be closed on 30.10.2015 after working hours until 0930 hrs on 31.10.2015.

3. Hindi version will follow.

(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary

List of Buildings to be closed after office hours on 30.10.2015 to 0930 HRs on 31.10.2015

1. R.P. BHAWAN
2. PARLIAMENT HOUSE
3. SOUTH BLOCK
4. NORTH BLOCK
5. RAIL BHAWAN
6. TRANSPORT BHAWAN
7. CSIR BUILDING
8. SHRAM SHAKTI BHAWAN
9. DOORDARSHAN TOWER & AKASHVANI BHAWAN
10. SANCHAR BHAWAN
11. KRISHI BHAWAN
12. SHASTRI BHAWAN
13. NATIONAL ARCHIEVES
14. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR ART
15. NATIONAL MEDIA CENTRE
16. JAWAHAR BHAWAN
17. RED CROSS BUILDING
18. AIFACS
19. NDMC HQ, PALIKA KENDRA
20. HUTMENTS (MOD OFFICE) DALHOUSIE ROAD
21. DRDO BHAWAN
22. VAYU BHAWAN
23. HUTMENTS ON MOTI LAL NEHRU 50 AGRO PP VAYU BHAWAN
24. SENA BHAWAN
25. UDYOG BHAWAN
26. NIRMAN BHAWAN
27. NATIONAL MUSEUM
28. ARCHAEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF INDIA
29. VIGYAN BHAWAN
30. VIGYAN BHAWAN ANNEXE.
31. CCA, MIN. OF AGRICULTURE, 16-A, AKBAR ROAD
32. JAWAHAR LAL NEHRU BHAWAN (MEA OFFICE)
33. KOTA HOUSE
34. JAM NAGAR HOUSE
35. RAKSHA BHAWAN
36. FARIDKOT HOUSE
37. HYDERABAD HOUSE
38. KAPOORTHALA HOUSE
39. NATIONAL STADIUM
40. TERRITORIAL ARMY UNIT
41. COAST GUARD HQ
42. PRINCESS PARK HOSTEL
43. NATIONAL GALLERY OF MODERN ART
44. BARODA HOUSE
45. BIKANER HOUSE
46. BIKANER HOUSE ANNEXE
47, JAISALMER HOUSE
48. JODHPUR HOSTEL
49. RBI
50. NITI AAYOG
51. SARDAR PATEL BHAWAN
52. NIRVACHAN SADAN
53. PUNJAB NATIONAL BANK BUILDING, PATEL CHOWK
54, AKASHWANI BHAWAN / AIR, SANSAD MARG
55. DAK BHAWAN
56, JEEVAN TARA BUILDING
57. JEEVAN DEEP BUILDING
58. JEEWAN VIHAR BUILDING
59. SBI BUILDING

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12-21-2015-JCA2.pdf

Summary Record Note of Discussions held by Board (CRB, MS, & FC ) with Federations (AIRF & NIFR) on 01.10.2015 on issues raised by federation.





 GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)
*****
No. 2015/E(LR)II/1/8
New Delhi, dated :27. 10.2015

The General Secretary,
AIRF,
4, State Entry Road,
New Delhi -110055.

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Cheimsford Road,
New Delhi-110055.

Dear Sirs,

Sub.: Summary Record Note of Discussions held by Board (CRB, MS, & FC ) with Federations (AIRF & NIFR) on 01.10.2015 on issues raised by federation.
Summary Record Note of Discussions held on 01.10.2015 on the above mentioned subject is sent herewith.

Yours faithfully
(Naveen Kumar)
Dy. Director Estt (LR)-I

No.2015/E(LR)II/1/8
Summary Record Note of Discussions held by Board (CRB, MS, & FC ) with Federations (AIRF & NIFR) on 01.10.2015 on issues raised by federation.

The following officers and representatives of Federations attended the meeting:-


 Official Side

 Federations

 AIRF
 NFIR
 Shri A. K. Mital, CRB
Shri Pradeep Kumar, MS
Shri S. Mookerjee, FC
Mrs. Ragini Yechury, ED (IR)
Shri Debashis Mallik, DE(IR
 1.Shri Rakhal Das Gupta, President
2.Shri S.G. Mishra, General Secretary
3.Shri J. R. Bhosale
 1.Shri Guman Singh, President
2.Shri M. Raghavaiah, General Secretary



 Item No.
 Issues
 Remarks
 1
 Exempting Railways from New Pension Scheme
 The Federation stressed that this matter needs to be taken up at the level of Hon’ble  Minister for Railways with Hon’ble Finance Minister and requested for a meeting with Hon’ble MR. The Federations re-iterated  that Railway employees’ functionings quite comparable with those of the Defence Personnel as Railwaymen work under continuous stress and strain.

It was agreed to fix up a meeting of  the Federations with Hon’ble MR shortly
 2
 Up-gradation of Apex level Group ‘C’ posts to Group ‘B’ Gazetted (3335 posts).
 Official Side stated that proposal has again been submitted to Ministry of Finance seeking their concurrence. Thereafter, Ministry of Finance sought certain clarifications incontext to the said proposal which has been replied to them on 10.09.2015. The matter is further being pursued by Pay Commission Dte.

Federations, however, stated that creation/up-gradation in Group’B’posts is within the competence of Railway Board as was observed in the meeting of Standing Committee held on 07.05.2008.

It was agreed to examine this aspect after connecting the minutes of the meeting of Standing Committee of National Council referred to by the Federations.

 3
 Report of High Power Committee on duty hours of Running Staff.
 Official Side conveyed that recommendations of the High Power Committee will be deliberated by Full Board on 06.10.2015 duly taking into account the views expressed by the Federations..
 4
 Induction of Course Completed Act Apprentices against Safety vacancies in GP-Rs. 1800/-.
 It was proposed,from the Official Side that it is contemplated that henceforth educational qualifications for recruitment to erstwhile Group ‘D’ posts may be kept as Course Completed Act Apprentices and minimum 10th Pass Matriculation). Federations stated that they will first discuss this issue themselves jointlv.
 5
 Unwarranted conditions like “working on tracks” causing impediment in implementation of LARSGESS in the case of P. Way .Staff.
 Federations stated that the phrase “working on track” in the case categories permitted in 2014 be removed. This was agreed to.
 6
 Stepping up of pay of Loco Inspectors appointed prior to 01/01/2006. The commitment given by the Railway Board for granting stepping up of pay of the Loco Inspectors on the remaining six zones is yet to be implemented.
 Federations insisted that SLP be withdrawn as an agreement was reached on 07.02.2014 that stepping up of pay of LIs appointed prior to 01.01.2006 on the remaining 6 zones will be implemented. Official side stated that it will be examined in consultation with Leqal Dte.
 7
 Rectification of MACPS anomalies
 Federations were advised that before the issues are discussed at the level of Board (MS & FC), it will be desirable to deliberate on those issues by concerned Executive Directors (EDPC-I, EDPC-II, EDF(E) and EDE(N) ) in association with the General Secretaries of the Federations(AlRF & NFIR). For this purpose/ a meeting is to be fixed shortly

Source:NFIR

Thursday, October 29, 2015

7th CPC – Modifications in LTC – Expectations..

Everyone knows that Central Government Employees are entitled to avail Leave Travel Concession (LTC) once in two years to visit home town and once in four years to visit any places in India. The employees are reimbursed full expenses for transport from the work station to the place to be visited and back.

Before the sixth CPC was implemented, availing of LTC by the employees was less in number all over India. In order to encourage employees to avail LTC, the Central Government made some impressive modifications in the rules, which saw a huge increase in the percentage of employees going for it. The employees were allowed to travel by air to Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern States and it continued till June 2015. The modification in the rules that was brought in was the travelling expenses were given in packages depending upon employee’s designation. These visits by the employees saw a huge growth in tourism in these states. It turned out to be a great opportunity for the employees to travel to these places, to know different people, their culture and so on. But for unknown reason, the central government did not extend the orders beyond June 2015.

Home Town LTC:

Is it possible to make changes in the Permanent Address of a Central Government Employee?   

Those Central Government Employees having their Hometown on the outskirts of their work places, are automatically ineligible for availing LTC Hometown. But they are eligible for the LTC for visiting any other places in India. For the benefit of those employees, in exceptional cases,  the CCS Rules (LTC) – Change of Hometown –  allows an employee to change the Permanent Address only once in their whole service. The employee can apply for this, through their respective head of sections with detailed documents. A male employee can choose the  native place of his wife or vice versa or any other closed relation’s address. Care should be taken while applying for the changes, as the rule allows only once in their whole service. After the changes in the permanent address, the employee can apply for the LTC showing the new address.

Expecting new changes in 7th CPC  for availing LTC…

Central Government Employees should be allowed to avail LTC Home Town once in a year and All India LTC  once in three years which can bring huge changes in the department of tourism in India. It can motivate the employees to travel, visit different places, to know different people and their working conditions etc. Air travelling should be allowed to all other places in India and can be extended to other neighbouring countries also.

Let us wait and see for the recommendations…!

Source:http://www.govtstaffnewsportal.in/2015/10/28/7th-cpc-modifications-in-ltc-expectations/

7th Pay Commission likely to recommend work-from-home options for physically handicapped, women employees

“The 7th Pay Commission is finding out if there are possibilities for differently-abled and women employees of the Central Government to work from home.”

According to sources, the 7th Pay Commission has sought for the opinion of the Department of Information and Technology regarding this option. The 7th Pay Commission has asked to study the possibilities of differently-abled and women workers to perform simple and specialized tasks from home and stay connected via the internet and other telecommunication tools.

The 7th Pay Commission has asked the Department of Information and Technology to identify such jobs for the less than 10,000 differently-abled workers who are currently employed by the Central Government.

Sources also say that Flexi-time Working Hours options are being considered for the more than 3.5 lakh women who are employed by the Central Government.

Since it is impossible for both these segments of workers to work during night shifts, the 7th Pay Commission is looking for options to employ them in specialized monetary and supervisory works which could be performed from home. It is being said that the step will be of tremendous relief for employees who have to travel long distance to reach their offices, and for the employees who work in congested offices.

It can be inferred that the 7th Pay Commission is particular about giving priority to women and differently-abled workers. Sources say that the 7th Pay Commission believes that greater productivity could be expected from them.

It is a well-known fact that telecommuting and work-from-hope options have become very popular in the private sectors and highly specialized tasks are sometimes performed this way. The 7th Pay Commission wants to bring in this work culture to the Central Government jobs too.

Meanwhile, news and updates about the 7th Pay Commission continue to flow into the news media. The Commission is very likely to submit its report to the Government by the end of December. Sources say that the final stage of preparing the report is now on.

Speculations about 35 percent salary hike, increasing the minimum pay to Rs.21,000, 4 MACP promotions, modernizing the CGHS medical facilities, and most importantly, about the retirement age, continue to surface. Readers are requested to not believe in any of them because all of them are mere figments of the writers’ imagination.

Source: http://www.cgstaffnews.in/seventh-pay-commission-likely-to-recommend-work-from-home-options-for-physically-handicapped-women-employees/

Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.07.2015.

F.No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare
***********

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 28th Oct, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Dearness Relief to CPF beneficiaries in receipt of ex-gratia payment w.e.f 01.07.2015.

In continuation of this Department’s OM No. 42/10/2014-P&PW(G) dated 26th May, 2015, the President is pleased to grant the Dearness Relief at the rate of 5th CPC w.e.f 1.7.2015 to the following:

(i) The surviving CPF beneficiaries who have retired from service between the period 18.11.1960 to 31.12.1985 and are in receipt of ex-gratia @ Rs.600/ p.m w.e.f 01.11.1997 under this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 & revised to Rs.3000, Rs.1000, Rs.750 & Rs.650 for Group A, B, C & D respectively w.e.f 4th June, 2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dtd. 27th June, 2013 are entitled to Dearness Relief @ 234% w.e.f 1.7.2015.

(ii) The following categories of CPF beneficiaries who are in receipt of ex-gratia payment in terms of this Department’s OM No. 45/52/97-P&PW(E) dated 16.12.1997 are entitled to DR @ 226% w.e.f. 1.7.2015.

(a) The widows and dependent children of the deceased CPF beneficiary who had retired from service prior to 1.1.1986 or who had died while in service prior to 1.1.1986 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs. 605/- p.m. & revised to Rs 645 p.m w.e.f 04th June, 2013 vide OM No. 1/10/2012-P&PW(E) dated 27th June, 2013.

(b) Central Government employees who had retired on CPF benefits before 18.11.1960 and are in receipt of Ex-gratia payment of Rs.654/-, Rs.659/-, Rs.703/- and Rs.965/-.

2. Payment of DR involving a fraction of a rupee shall be rounded off to the next higher rupee. In their application to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue in consultation with the C&AG.

3. This issues as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM No 1(4)/EV/2004 dated 25.05.2015 and OM No. 1(3)/2008-E.II(B) dated 01.10.2015.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(Charanjit Taneja)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/ppwg_281015.pdf
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Wednesday, October 28, 2015

BONUS ORDER 2014-15 FOR AUTONOMOUS BODIES

F.No.7/22/2008 E-Ill(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
E III (A) Branch

New Delhi, the 26th October, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Grant of Non-Productivity Linked Bonus (Ad-hoc Bonus) to Central Government Employees for the year 2014-15 - Extension of orders to Autonomous Bodies.

Orders have been issued vide this Ministry’s Office Memorandum No. 7/24/2007 E-lll (A) dated 16th October, 2015 authorizing 30 days emoluments as Non-PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) for the accounting year 2014-15 to the eligible Central Government employees not covered by the Productivity Linked Bonus Schemes, subject to terms and conditions laid down therein.

2. The undersigned is directed to say that it has now been decided that the Non-PLB (Ad-hoc) bonus so admissible subject to the terms and conditions laid down in the aforesaid orders, may be extended to the employees of autonomous bodies, partly or fully funded by the Central Government which (i) follow the pattern of pay structure and emoluments identical to that of the Central Government and (ii) do not have any bonus or ex-gratia or incentive scheme in operation.

3. In case of doubt as to the operation of these orders the clarificatory orders, circulated vide this Ministry’s O.M. No.l4(10)E-Coord/88 dated 4.10.88, as amended from time to time, may be kept in view, mutatis mutandis.

4. Any request for funding by the Government to meet the liability on account of Non- PLB (Ad-hoc bonus) in respect of various autonomous organizations would not be considered by the administrative Ministries concerned, as the expenditure on Non-PLB (Ad- hoc bonus) should be met from within the existing budgetary provisions of the respective organizations. While the Autonomous Bodies not funded by the Central Government may also adopt these orders as per their own administrative and financial judgment in respect of their employees, no liability for funding will, in any case, lie on the Central Government on this account.


(Amar Nath Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India


Source:http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/bonus/26-10-2015.pdf
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Submission of Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the Public Servant for each year-DOPT

F. No. 11013/7/2014-Estt.(A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment Division

North Block, New Delhi — 110001
Dated : 26 October-2015 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM 

Subject: Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964 and the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 - Submission of Declaration of Assets and Liabilities by the Public Servant for each year - Regarding

The undersigned is directed to refer to the O.M. of even number dated the 23rdJuly, 2015 on the above subject wherein the time lines for filing returns regarding assets and liabilities were laid down. It was mentioned therein that all Government servants i.e. belonging to Group A . B , C and erstwhile Group D are now required to furnish the declaration of their assets and liabilities in the formats prescribed under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, 2013 ('the Act').

2. Vide the Order No. 407/12/2014-AVD-IV(B) dated 30.4.2014 the date for filing returns under the Act was extended in view of the difficulties faced in filing returns under the Act and the need to simplify the forms and the process in which public servants are required to make a declaration of assets and liabilities. Vide the Order No. 407/12/2014- AVD-IV(B) dated 12th October, 2015, the deadline for filing these returns has again been extended up to 15th April, 2016 as the circumstances enumerated in the earlier orders which necessitated extension still continue.

 3. In view of the difficulty faced in filing returns under the formats prescribed under the Lokpal and Lokayuktas Act, it has been decided that the Annual Property Returns required to be filed under the CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964 for the year 2015 which are required to be filed by the 31st January, 2016, may be filed in the forms prescribed under the CCS(Conduct) Rules, 1964. The returns would be required to be filed by all the Government servants belonging to Group 'A', 'B', 'C' and erstwhile Group 'D'.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (E)

Source:http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/11013_7_2014_Estt_A_III.pdf

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Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2016

Office of the CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-10

No. AN/III/3011/Holiday/2016

Dated 26.10.2015

To

All PCsDA/PCA (Fys)/PIFAs
CsDA/CsFA (Fys)/IFAs/RTCs

Subject: Holidays to be observed in Central Government offices during the year 2016-reg.

A copy of Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, New Delhi F. No. 12/7/2015-JCA-2 dated 11-6-2015 and dated 12.10.2015 on the subject mentioned above is enclosed for information, guidance and necessary action.

2 The instructions contained in. Para 2, 3.1 & 3.2 of circular dated 11.6.2015 may be adhered to strictly while deciding the Holidays in respect of offices located outside Delhi/ New Delhi. The list of Holidays shall be in consonance with the Notification of DOP&T and should not be deviated, as regards, offices located at Delhi/New Delhi, the Holidays and Restricted Holidays as notified in Annexure I & II respectively to the above mentioned OM dated 11-6-2015 will be observed.

3. While endorsing a copy of the Part II Office Order notifying Holidays and Restricted Holidays, it is requested that a copy of Part II Office Order may please be sent to this Hqrs Office separately.

(R K Gandhi)
For CGDA

Source:http://www.cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/Holidays_2016.pdf

7th Pay Commission – Curtain Raiser-Gconnect

“The Seventh Pay Commission may consider pay ratio of the pay of the bottom paid employees to the pay of the highest paid officials will come down to 1:9 from 1:12″, sources indicate.

The government constitutes the Pay Commission almost every 10 years to revise the pay scale of its employees and often states also implement the panel’s recommendations after some modifications.

Headed by Justice Ashok Kumar Mathur, the four-member 7th Pay Commission was appointed in February 2014 and the commission will hand over its recommendations to government within December 31, 2015.

Though the Official recommendations are yet to be submitted to the Government, there are many flares going around, some may be true and some may be flaws.

However, at the end of the day, it is the so called ‘sources’ who give some hint. The following is the latest the sources indicate…..

1. The commission may recommend government to ask Information and Technology department, whether it is possible to have systems in place for monitoring and supervising work being done remotely by disabled and women central government employees.

2. “As flexi working hours will allow women central government employees to strike a balance between her professional and family responsibility, maintain healthy lifestyles and contribute to parenting well, it is recommended for the same and urge upon the government to work out the modalities in this direction.”

3. Women employment under central government has been estimated to the tune of 3.37 lakh, which is 10.93 percent of the total regular central government employment, according to census of central government employees as on March 31, 2011.

4. “We are looking at whether it is technologically possible to allow disabled and women employees for working from home,” said the source. “A need was felt to provide work from home facility to persons with disabilities and women to enable them to effectively discharge their duties.,” he added.

5. The Pay Commission is likely to recommend increase 40 percent salaries hike of central government employees on average, the full implementation of which would raise the central government spending on salary and allowance Rs 1,00,619 crore.

6. The commission may recommend Rs 20,000 as salary for those in the bottom grade and maximum Rs 180,000 for Secretary level officers. The sources in the panel said pay parity ratio of mid-level tier officers will be maintained with the bottom grade.

7. Earlier, all pay commissions had not only recommended for good salary to top central government officials but also considered the disparity ratio between its highest and lowest paid employees.

8. For instance, in 1948, the post-tax salary of the highest paid government official was Rs 2,263 which was 41 times higher than the Rs 55 paid to the lowest earning employee. With subsequent pay commissions the ratio was reduced to about 1:12 in 2006.

9. “The Seventh Pay Commission may consider pay ratio of the pay of the bottom paid employees to the pay of the highest paid officials will come down to 1:9 from 1:12″, sources indicate.

10. The first pay commission was recommended Rs 55 salary to the lowest earning employee, second Rs 80, third Rs 185, fourth Rs 750, fifth Rs 2550 and sixth Rs 6660.

11. “However, the Seventh Pay Commission is likely to recommend Rs 20,000 salary for lowest paid employees and Rs.1,80,000 for highest paid officials, “.

12. Grade Pay was derived from USA and it has increased in prominence in the early 21st century in USA. Federal employees in USA at all levels are paid based on Grade Pays. The six pay commission followed them. A grade pay is a structured pay format where employees are placed at a given pay level based on their level of education and work experience related to the position.

13. “Central government has 15 grade pays now from Rs 1,800 to Rs 12,000 for job level pay variance of its employees. Generally, multi tasking staff (MTS) and clerical jobs that require formal education, just a high school or higher secondary, who are at are at the lower levels from grade pays 1,800 to 2,000.

14. Every employee does not get promotion in time. So, if Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme is not maintained it will be seriously affected,” the sources said.

15. Accordingly, the sources said the Modified Assured Career Progression (MACP) Scheme is likely to be kept the current status quo.

16. Sources say, rather than hiking pay and allowances, the panel is focused on making employees more efficient, modern and valuable. ‘The commission was created to hike salaries and allowances for central government employees but the commission now is actually focused on “efficiency, technology, skills and Pay link with productivity.’

16. The central government employees federation strongly believe that the 7th pay commission cannot recommend revising the retirement age of central government employees, since it does not fall under the purview of 7th Pay Commission. It is the central Government which makes such decisions. Yes true, but it is under purview, sources indicate.

17. The Finance ministry has already opened its stand saying, the Seventh Pay Commission will be mindful of the fiscal concerns of the government while giving its report on new pay scales and remunerations for central government employees and pensioners. Sources indicate, hence the Finance ministry has a role to play in the final report of the 7th Pay Commission.

18. The pay panel will ask the central government to urge the insurance industry to come up with feasible health insurance solution for the central government employees and pensioners. The IRDA, the insurance regulatory body of India, will be compelled to ask the health insurance companies to offer a basic insurance to every central government employee and pensioner.

19. Health insurance would be available for central government employees and pensioners till death, the insured employees and pensioners will have to pay 50% of the premium from their salaries and pensions and the remaining 50% premium may be paid by the central government.

20. The CGHS is financed mainly through the Centre’s tax revenues. Though beneficiaries do contribute a share of their wages towards premium, ranging from Rs 600 to Rs 6,000 a year depending on their pay scale, this accounts for just about 5 per cent of the total expenditure. The government shells out the remaining 95 per cent. Now the Government is looking for ways to end the CGHS in its current form and to move to an insurance based health scheme to cut costs.

Source:http://www.gconnect.in/orders-in-brief/7thcpc/7th-pay-commission-news/7th-pay-commission-curtain-raiser.html

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Latest Suggestions/comments on the present KVS transfer guidelines

KENDRIYA VIDYALAYA SANGATHAN
(ESTT-II SECTION)

F.1-1/2015/KVS(HO.)/Estt.II/

Dated: 21.10.2015

All Regional offices, KVS/ Directors of all ZlETs, KVS
All Principals of KVs including KVs at abroad

Sub: Suggestions/comments on the present KVS transfer guidelines – reg.

Sir,

The present KVS transfer guidelines for teachers upto PGT and Non-teaching staff Upto Assistant are effective from 01.04.2011 as amended from time to time. It has been decided to seek suggestions/comments on the guidelines from all stakeholders to make the guidelines more transparent and employee welfare oriented. All DCs are therefore directed to send the comments/suggestions to KVS(hqrs.) as per following Schedule:-

I. A copy of this Circular be circulated to all the teaching and non-teaching staff of all KVS/ROS on 28/10/2015. The principals are directed to discuss the issue and receive the suggestions/comments in writing from the desirous staff in the staff meeting to be held on 31.10.2015 (last working day). The suggestions/comments may be compiled at KV level and mailed to the DC, KVS concerned on or before 2.11.2015.

II. The DCs also may give their suggestions/comments on this issue and also take from their staff members.

Ill. The Dy. Commissioners shall compile the suggestions/comments they receive from the KVs of their region/RO and send the same to KVS(hqrs.) on or before 6.11.2015 by e-mail – kvs.newtgs@gmail.com for further necessary action.

IV. All the three service associations i.e. AIKVTA, KVPSS and KEVINSTA have also been requested to send their comments/suggestions on the issue vide KVS(hqrs) letter no. F.11029-16/2015-KVS(Admn-I)/3762 dated 30.9.2015.

This issues with the approval of the competent authority.

Yours faithfully,

(S. VUYAKUMAR)
JOINT COMMISSIONER (ADMN)

Source:http://www.kvsangathan.nic.in/GeneralDocuments/ANN-21-10-15%283%29.PDF
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CONFEDERATION NATIONAL SECRETARIAT DECIDED TO ORGANIZE NATION WIDE CAMPAIGN AND PROTEST PROGRAMME

 AGAINST THE NEGATIVE ATTITUDE OF THE NDA GOVERNMENT TOWARDS CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES DEMANDS

2015 NOVEMBER 2nd TO 6th

INTENSIVE CAMPAIGN AMONG THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES BY ORGANIZING GENERAL BODY MEETINGS, CONVENTIONS, OFFICE TO OFFICE SQUAD WORK, DISTRIBUTION OF PHAMPLETS AND POSTERING

2015 NOVEMBER 6th
NATIONWIDE MASS DHARNA AT ALL IMPORTANT CENTRES

2015 NOVEMBER 19th
(a)   MASSIVE DHARNA AT JANTAR MANTAR, NEW DELHI. ALL NATIONAL JOINT COUNCIL OF ACTION LEADERS (RAILWAY, DEFENCE & CONFEDERATION) AND ALL STANDING COUNCIL MEMBER WILL SIT ON DHARNA.
(b)   NATIONWIDE PROTEST DEMONSTRATIONS IN FRONT OF ALL WORK SPOTS AND OFFICES.

Dear Comrades,

The National Secretariat Meeting of the Confederation held at Hyderabad on 09th October 2015 while endorsing the decision of the National Joint Council of Action (Railway, Defence & Confederation) to organize massive protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 19th November 2015 and also Nationwide Protest Demonstration in front of all works spot & offices, has decided to further intensify the protest action against the negative attitude of the NDA Government by organizing the following programmes: -
(1)   2015 November 2nd to 6th - Campaign Week.
(2)   2015 November 6th – Nationwide Mass Dharna at all Important centres.

The Campaign and Protest Dharna will be organized mainly on the following three issues: -
(1)   Non Settlement of any of the legitimate demands raised by the JCM Staff Side, National Council by the NDA Government.
(2)   Causing engineered delay by the Government in the submission of 7th CPC report by granting four months extension upto 31st December 2015, even when the Pay Commission was ready to submit its report within the stipulated time i.e. 28th August 2015.
(3)   Unwarranted intervention of the Finance Ministry in the independent functioning of the Pay Commission by issuing a statement asking the 7th CPC to factor into its report the fiscal concern of the government and thereby to pressurize the commission not to recommend wage rise on the basis of a sound and scientific formulation.

All affiliated organizations and C-O-Cs are requested to implement the above campaign and protest programme throughout the country in a most befitting manner.

Yours fraternally,

(M. Krishnan)
Secretary General

CABINET APPROVES BONUS CALCULATION CEILING TO RS 7,000/-

The Cabinet on Wednesday decided to double the wage ceiling for calculating bonus to Rs 7,000 per month for factory workers and establishments with 20 or more workers.

“The Payment of Bonus (Amendment) Bill, 2015 to enhance the monthly bonus calculation ceiling to Rs 7,000 per month from existing Rs. 3,500 was approved by Union Cabinet here,” a source said after the Cabinet meeting.

The amendment bill will be made effective from April 1, 2015. Now the bill will be tabled in Parliament for approval.

The bill also seeks to enhance the eligibility limit for payment of bonus from the salary or wage of an employee from Rs. 10,000 per month to Rs. 21,000.

The Payment of Bonus Act 1965 is applicable to every factory and other establishment in which 20 or more persons are employed on any day during an accounting year.

The bill also provides for a new proviso in Section 12 which empowers the central government to vary the basis of computing bonus.

At present, under Section 12, where the salary or wage of an employee exceeds Rs. 3,500 per month, the minimum or maximum bonus payable to employees are calculated as if his salary or wage were Rs. 3,500 per month.

The last amendment to both the eligibility limit and the calculation ceilings under the said Act was carried out in 2007 and was made effective from April 1, 2006.

Source:http://confederationhq.blogspot.in/

CPAO Instructions for Payment of arrears of pension to pre‐ 2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
CENTRAL PENSION ACCOUNTING OFFICE

Reminder-II

CPAO/IT &Tech/Revision Pre-2006/2015-16/1660

Dated: 15/10/2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Payment of arrears of pension to pre‐ 2006 pensioners w.e.f. 01.01.2006 ‐regarding

Attention is invited to CPAO’s OM CPAO/Tech/Revision (Pre‐ 2006)/2015‐16/941‐ 1011 dated 04.09.2015 and even No.1016‐1086 dated 08.09.2015 regarding guidelines to be followved by all CPPCs for processing of these cases with the request to make the payment of arrears of pensions in compliance to the DP&PW OM dated 30.07.2015 at the earliest (preferably within a week). Secretary (Pension)is monitoring the progress of payment of arrears to these pensioners.

Therefore,it is again requested to intimate the status of arrear payment of those pensioners whose consolidated amendment authorities have been issued on 08.09.2015 by reverse mall to vijay.cpao@gmail.com positively folowed by daily progress report if the arrear payment is still pending.

sd/-
(Vijay Singh)
Sr. Accounts Officer (IT & Tech)

Source: http://cpao.nic.in/pdf/cpao_it_tech_rev_pre-2006_1660.pdf

Monday, October 26, 2015

Upper age-limit relaxable by five years for J&K Domicile for recruitment to Central Civil Services & Post

[TO BE PUBLISHED IN THE GAZETTE OF INDIA, EXTRAORDINARY,
PART-II, SECTION 3, SUB-SECTION (i) ]

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)

New Delhi, dated the 23rd October, 2015

NOTIFICATION

G. S .R……………(E).— In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 and clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Rules, 1997, namely:-

1. (1) These rules may be called the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Amendment Rules, 2015.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Residents of the State of Jammu and Kashmir (Relaxation of Upper Age Limit for Recruitment to Central Civil Services and posts) Rules, 1997, in rule 1, in sub-rule (3), for the figures “2015”, the figures “2017” shall be substituted.

[F.No.15012/1/2014-Estt(D)]
sd/-
(Devesh Chaturvedi)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, vide notification number G.S.R. 208(E) dated the 10th April, 1997 and subsequently amended vide: -

1. G.S.R. 826(E), dated the 27th December, 1999;
2. G.S.R. 919(E), dated the 22nd December, 2001;
3. G.S.R. 879(E), dated the 10th November, 2003;
4. G.S.R. 707(E), dated the 6th December, 2005;
5. G.S.R. 761 (E), dated the 7th December, 2007;
6. G.S.R. 839 (E), dated the 23rd November, 2009;
7. G.S.R. 915(E), dated the 30th December, 2011 and,
8. G.S.R. 707(E), dated the 30th September, 2014.

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Relaxation of procedures to be followed in considering requests for medical reimbursement

No: 4-18/2005-C&P [Vol. l- Pt. (i)]
Ministry of Health & Family Welfare
Department of Health & Family Welfare
CGHS (P) Division

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Nirman Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
New Delhi, Dated the 20th February, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Relaxation of procedures to be followed in considering requests for medical reimbursement.

The undersigned is directed to slate that under the extant instructions, a CGHS card holder who wishes to apply for reimbursement of the expenditure incurred by him / her on medical treatment of either self or his / her dependent family members, the present reimbursement procedure needs verification of bills and issue of essentiality certificate by the treating doctor, and the Medical Superintendent of the hospital. The process of verification of bills and issue of essentiality certificates are time consuming with the doctor at times being busy or being away from office for whatever reason. This necessitates repeated visits to the hospital for getting the verification done and essentiality certificate obtained. Representations have been received in the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare requesting for doing away with the two requirements and for the Ministries / authorities concerned to verify and check the authenticity of the claims on the basis of the prescription slip and the diagnostic report submitted by the Government servant / pensioner. in the event of any doubt, the concerned Ministry / Authority can always get verification done from the hospital concerned.

2. The undersigned is also directed to state that CGHS guidelines currently provide for relaxation of guidelines to cover full reimbursement in individual cases depending upon merits of each case. In the case of Hon’ble Members of Parliament, the powers to relax the guidelines have been delegated to the Lok Sabha Secretariat and Rajya Sabha Secretariat respectively and in the case of Hon’ble Chief Justice of Supreme Court and Judges of the Supreme Court to the Secretary General of the Supreme Court.

3. In order to reduce the burden on the Specialists in individual cases of medical reimbursement claim, it has been decided with the approval of heads of the hospitals to revise the guidelines for reimbursement by the competent authority as follows:

(1) It has now been decided to do away with the procedure for verification of bills and issue of essentiality certificate by the treating doctor and the Medical Superintendent of the hospital. Ministries / authorities concerned may verify and check the authenticity of the claims on the basis of the prescription slip and the diagnostic report submitted by the Government servant / pensioner. In the event of any doubt, the concerned Ministry / Authority can always get verification done from the hospital concerned. Modified reimbursement claim form. alongwith checklist is annexed.

(2) All cases involving requests for relaxation of rules for reimbursement of full expenditure will henceforth be referred to a Technical Standing Committee. to be chaired by the DGHS /Addl DGHS and consist of Director (CGHS) and subject matter specialists. if the Technical Standing Committee recommends the relaxation of rules for permitting full reimbursement of expenditure incurred by the beneficiary, the full reimbursement may be allowed by the Secretary (Health & Family Welfare) in consultation with IFD. A check list for consideration of requests for reimbursements in excess of approved rates may include:

(a) The treatment was obtained in a private non-empanelled hospital under emergency and the patient was admitted by others when the beneficiary was unconscious or severely incapacitated and was hospitalised for a prolonged period;

(b) The treatment was obtained in a private non-empanelled hospital under emergency and was admitted for prolonged period for treatment of Head injury, Coma. Septicemia, Multi-organ failure, etc.;

(c) The treatment was obtained in a private non-empanelled hospital under emergency for treatment of advanced malignancy;

(d) The treatment was taken under emergency in higher type of accommodation as rooms as per his I her entitlement are not available during that period;

(e) The treatment was taken in higher type of accommodation under specific conditions for isolation of patients to avoid contacting infections;

(f) The treatment was obtained in a private non-empanelled hospital under emergency when there is a strike in Government hospitals:

(g) The treatment was obtained in a private non-empanelled hospital under emergency, while on official tour to non-CGHS covered area;

(h) Approval for air-fare with or without attendant on the advice of treating doctor for treatment in another city even though he is not eligible for air travel / treatment facilities are available in city of residence and

(i) Any other special circumstances.

4. The Office Memorandum is issued with the concurrence of IFD vide D.No: 908/AS FA12009 dated the 2oth February 2009.

(R Ravi)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: http://www.isical.ac.in/~document/circular-cghs-20-2-09.pdf
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Exemption of Railway employees from New Pension Scheme/National Pension System (NPS)-NFIR

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3 Chelmsford Road, New Delhi – 110055

No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL/Part I

Dated : 24/10/2015

The Suresh Prabhu,
Hon’ble Minister for Railways
(Railway Board)
Rail Bhavan
New Delhi

Respected Sir,

Sub: Exemption of Railway employees from New Pension Scheme/National Pension System (NPS)-reg.

Ref: GS/NFIR’s letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL dated 26/08/2015 addressed to the Railway Board (MS).

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The Government of India had introduced New Pension Scheme (NPS) applicable to the Central Government employees appointed on or after 01/01/2004. Under the scheme, 10% of the Pay of each employee is deducted from his/her salary every month and equal amount is contributed by the employer and credited to the NPS Trust controlled by the PFRDA. However those who were appointed prior to 01/01/2004 have been covered under Liberalized Pension Scheme and their pensionary benefits like Pension, Family Pension etc., are guaranteed by the Government. While the New Pension Scheme now being re-named as National Pension System is not applicable to Defence Forces, the same had unfortunately been made applicable for Railway employees with effect from 01/01/2004.

2. The duties, responsibilities, risk involved, remoteness, arduous and hazardous conditions of railway employee are akin to that of Army Personnel and therefore NFIR has been urging upon the Government as well the Railway Ministry to exempt Railway employees from New Pension Scheme. The Federation was compelled to take strike ballot on pending demands, among them Abolition of New Pension Scheme was one of the most important issues. Responding to the demands, the Railway Board (CRB, MS, FC) had held separate meeting with the Federations on 7th February 2014, wherein the justification for exempting railway employees from New Pension Scheme was discussed, consequently the Railway Ministry had agreed to approach the Government. Hon’ble MR Shri Mallikarjun Kharge had sent communication to the Finance Minister on 29th March, 2014 explaining case and justifying that the Railways deserves to be exempted from NPS. Unfortunately, there has been no positive decision from the Government till now.

3. In this context, NFIR also brings to your kind notice that the JCM (Staff Side) as well the Federations have decided to launch industrial action as the Government has not responded to the charter of demands of Central Government employees. During the meeting with you on 6th August,20l5, we have also mentioned some of the issues continued unresolved when CRB and Member Staff were present.

Railway Board (CRB, NPS & FC) held another meeting with the Federations on lst October 2015 on eight short listed demands which include Exemption of Railway Employees from New Pension Scheme. After discussions, the Railway Board has agreed to pursue the case with the Government again. In this connection, NFIR has earlier sent a communication with full details to the Railway Board (MS) vide letter No. IV/NPS/PFRDA BILL dated 26/08/2015 (copy enclosed) to facilitate Railway Ministry to prevail upon the Government to grant exemption to Railway from NPS. Federation is confident that the Railway Ministry is taking necessary action on the inputs given by the NFIR for presenting the case before you.

4. It is, however, shocking to note that a notice has been issued by the National Pension System Trust (NPS Trust) to all the subscribers under NPS that the Trust will start recovering fee/charge @ 0.01% of the AUM on daily accrual basis to meet its expenditure w.e.f. 1st November 2015. (Copy of Notice dated 19/10/2015 is also enclosed) This provocative and arbitrary decision has generated deep sense of disappointment and anger among railway employees

In view of the above, NFIR invites your kind attention to the communication dated 29th March 2014 of your predecessor (Shri Mallikarjun Kharge) to the Finance Minister and in-puts given by the Federation vide letter dated 26/08/2015 for taking special initiative at the level of Government for exempting Railway employees from New Pension Scheme (NPS) as a special case.

With regards.
Yours Sincerely
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source:NFIR

Creation of name based Email IDs for PAN users -Income Tax Dept

DIRECTORATE OF INCOME TAX (SYSTEM)
ARA Center, Ground Floor, E-2,Jhandewalan Extension,
New Delhi-110055

F.No.System/TBA/lnstruction/14-15/144/4247
Dated: 09/10/2015

To

The Principal Chief Commissioners of Income-tax/ CCsIT/ Pr DsGIT, DsGIT (By Name)
Ahmedabad/ Allahabad/ Amritsar/ Bangalore/ Baroda/ Bhopal/ Bhubaneshwar/Bareilly/Chandigarh/ Chennai/ Cochin/ Coimbatore/ Dehradun/ Delhi/ Durgapur/Guwahati/Hubli/Hyderabad/Indore/ Jaipur/ Jalpaiguri/ Jodhpur/ Kanpur/ Kolkata/ Lucknow/Ludhiana/Madurai/Meerut/Mumbai/Nagpur/ Nashik/ Panaji/ Panchkula/ Patna/Pune/Raipur/ Rajkot/ Ranchi/ Shimla/ Shillong/ Surat/Thane/ Trichy/ Trivandrum/Udaipur/Vishakhapatnam; and


The Principal Commissioner of Income-tax/CsIT/CslT(co) (By Name)

Agra/ Bikaner/ Calicut/ Dhanbad/ Gandhinagar/ Gwalior/ Jabalpur/ Jalandhar/ Kolhapur/Muzzaf-farpur/ Mysore/ Patiala/ Rohtak/ Sambalpur/ Varanasi/ Vijayawada/ Delhi(CO)/MumbaiCO/ Chennai(CO)/Ahmedabad(CO)/Bangalore(CO)/Bhopal(CO)/ Bhubaneshwar (CO)/ Kolkata(CO)/ Cochin(CO)/ Chandigarth(CO)/ Hyderabad(CO)/ Jaipur(CO)/ Kanpur(CO)/ Patna(CO)/Pune(CO)/ Guwahati(Co)? Nagpur(CO) Lucknow (CO).

Subject: Creation of name based Email IDs for PAN users - Reg.

Reference: lTBA-HRMS Instruction No.-2 dated 08.10.2015

Sir/Madam,

Kindly refer to above.

2. The Directorate of Income Tax (Systems) is going to roll out ITBA Phase-2, which includes the PAN module. To access PAN module under ITBA system by new as well as existing ITD users, name based email id is mandatory to receive credentials of login. Reference may be made to earlier instructions (ITBA Instruction No. 6 dated 19/08/2015) in this regard on the subject of creation of new name based email ID.

3. Over 2000 AOS/ITD Users have been identified who do not having name based email id to receive login credentials and, therefore, may not be able to access the new PAN module under the ITBA system. To speed up the process, name based email ids have been created based on the details available in the system and provided to respective CIT(CO) on their official email id.

4. All ADS/Users who do not have name based email id require access to the ITBA-PAN module may kindly contact respective CITlCO) for obtaining the password for the assigned name based email id. For this purpose, RCC user would have to obtain the user’s Tarang mobile number and select Reset password after updating Tarang mobile through the “Name Based Email ID" interface available in HRMS application. May kindly note that without valid Tarang mobile number, email password would not be communicated. In case name based email id is not assigned, RCC user would process for new email id as per ITBA instruction No. 6 dated 19/08/2015.

5. After receiving name based email id and password, AOs/Users need to follow below steps to access ITBA-PAN module:

 Step 1: Open ITBA system in web browser (U RL=itba.incometax.gov.in)
 Step 2: Click on Forgot Password
 Step 3: Enter UserlD (”U" followed by the Employee ID} in User Login box and click on  Submit button. The new ITBA password would be sent on user’s name based email id
 Step 4: Open income tax webmail in web browser (URL=webmail.incometax.gov.in)
Step 5: Type name based email id {without @incometax.gov.in) as Username and Password. After Authentication, Ao can view the new password for ITBA portal. Ao may note down new ITBA password.
Step 6: For security reason, Ao should change the system generated password of  rovided email id. To change email password, please select Options->GlobaI->Change password.
Step 7: Ao can then open ITBA system (URL=itba.incometax.gov.in). Enter UserlD & ITBA Password provided in email and BSA number and click on login button. System would prompt {user to change the system generated ITBA password, please follow steps and login again with changed ITBA password. After successful authentication, user would be able to see PAN option in the ITBA system to open PAN module.
6. For any clarifications/difficulties, user may be advised to contact helpdesk of ITBA.

This may be widely circulated.

Yours sincerely,

(Ramesh Krishnamurthi)
Addl. Director General (S)-3, CBDT


Source: http://irsofficersonline.gov.in/Documents/OfficalCommunique/110192015105935.pdf
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Thursday, October 22, 2015

7th Pay Commission – Advantages to Government or Employees? -GConnect

The Central Government employees are scheduled to get salary hikes on the basis of the recommendations by January 1, 2016. According to sources, the house rent allowance too would see an increase by 20 per cent. But the most significant recommendation is that 5 to 6 per cent of the annual increment would be performance-based. There is also likely to be a provision of retiring under-performing employees by the age of 55 or 30 years of service, whichever is more.

The Finance ministry has already opened its stand saying, the Seventh Pay Commission will be mindful of the fiscal concerns of the government while giving its report on new pay scales and remunerations for central government employees and pensioners.

So the question which arises in everybody’s mind is, for whom the 7th Pay Commission is for? Is it for the Central Government employees or for the Government? For Whose benefit is it working?

For example there is a rumour floating around that the CGHS facility is going to take its last breath after 7th CPC. The Seventh Pay commission is planning to propose health insurance scheme to replace Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) at highly subsidized rates.

The pay panel will ask the central government to urge the insurance industry to come up with feasible health insurance solution for the central government employees and pensioners. The IRDA, the insurance regulatory body of India, will be compelled to ask the health insurance companies to offer a basic insurance to every central government employee and pensioner, regardless of age or medical condition and will not be allowed to make a profit of this basic insurance.

Health insurance would be available for central government employees and pensioners till death, the insured employees and pensioners will have to pay 50% of the premium from their salaries and pensions and the remaining 50% premium may be paid by the central government.

The CGHS is financed mainly through the Centre’s tax revenues. Though beneficiaries do contribute a share of their wages towards premium, ranging from Rs 600 to Rs 6,000 a year depending on their pay scale, this accounts for just about 5 per cent of the total expenditure. The government shells out the remaining 95 per cent.

However, now the Government is looking for ways to end the CGHS in its current form and to move to an insurance based health scheme to cut costs.

Recently, the CG Employee’s Welfare Ministry released an announcement which has created confusion and fury among the CG employees.

In the announcement it has been said that the senior officials have to analyse the service record and decide whether employees who have completed thirty years of service or reached their 50th year should continue their service or be advised to leave service after three months notice.

Does it take a management to learn that an official or an employee is unfit to continue in service when he has reached his 50th year? Does it take thirty years of continuous service to assess the efficiency of an employee?

Then what is the need for a probation period? After serving the Government for 30 years or till his 50th year, if somebody is asked to quit just like that, giving some damn reason when he is old, appears rather inhumane.

Unlike in the private sector, the pay hike in government is a once-in-10-years-affair. The Government need not and should not compare the Government employees with the private sector. The private sector works on profit mode, but the government organisations work in the service mode.

The NJCA at the Meeting of the Confederation held at Hyderabad on 09th October 2015 while endorsing the decision of the National Joint Council of Action (Railway, Defence & Confederation) to organize massive protest dharna at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi on 19th November 2015 and also Nationwide Protest Demonstration in front of all works spot & offices, has decided to further intensify the protest action against the negative attitude of the Government for the Unwarranted intervention of the Finance Ministry in the independent functioning of the Pay Commission by issuing a statement asking the 7th CPC to factor into its report the fiscal concern of the government and thereby to pressurize the commission not to recommend wage rise on the basis of a sound and scientific formulation and Causing engineered delay by the Government in the submission of 7th CPC report by granting four months extension upto 31st December 2015, even when the Pay Commission was ready to submit its report within the stipulated time i.e. 28th August 2015.

Source : http://www.gconnect.in/orders-in-brief/7thcpc/7th-pay-commission-news/7th-pay-commission-advantage-government-or-employees.html


Record Notes/Minutes of Anomaly Committee Meetings held on 29th May, 2015 and 9th June 2015 issued by DoPT

 No.11/1/2015JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (JCA-I) Section
North Block. New Delhi
Dated the 19th October, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Record Note of the 5th Meeting of National Anomaly Committee (NAC) held on 29th May 2015 and 9th June, 2013.

The undersigned is directed to forward herewith a copy of the Record Note/Minutes of Anomaly Committee Meetings held on 29th May, 2015 and 9th June 2015 under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary for information and necessary action.

Encl: As above.
sd/-
(G. Srinivasan)

Deputy Secretary (JCA)

RECORD NOTE OF THE 5th NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE (NAC) MEETING HELD ON 29th MAY, 2015

As per the request of Staff Side to discuss the pending anomalies arising out of 6th CPC, a meeting was held on 29.5.2015, in the Conference Room.72, North Block, New Delhi with the representatives of the Staff Side under the Chairpersonship of Ms. Mamta Kundra, Joint Secretary (Establishment), DoPT. A list of participants who attended the meeting‘is annexed.

2. At the outset, Shri Ashok Kumar, Director, Central Pay Commission (CPC), welcomed the representatives of the Staff Side and Official Side and expressed his firm belief and conviction that all the issues/demands can be resolved through the consultative processes. He invited Leader and Secretary Staff Side for their opening remarks on the items.

3. Staff Side have requested that all anomalies /issues of 6th CPC may be resolved /settled before the 7th CPC gives its report and there should not be any communication gap between Official Side and Staff Side. The Staff Side expressed its dissatisfaction over infrequent convening of meetings. Secretary, Staff Side also suggested that the next/early date for the meeting also be fixed. They drew attention to the Minutes of the meeting dated 17th & 27th July, 2012 on the MACP issues and wanted to know about the outcome / finality of the issues discussed and whether these are accepted partially or otherwise. Further, as per 6th CPC recommendations, various issues to be decided by the different Ministries / Departments are pending with DoPT/DoE for last several years. Staff Side expressed its anguish on non-resolution of issues and their reference to 7th CPC. They asked for a Status Report in this regard.


The items were then taken up for discussions.

Item No.1: Review of MACP to Grade Pay of Rs.2000/- where there is no such grade pay in Railways
&
Item No.3: Treatment of employees selected under LDCE Scheme/GDCE Scheme.


Item No.2 i.e. Granting of additional pay to Loco and Running Staff.
7. Staff Side raised this issue that since Loco and Traffic Running Staff are uncommon categories, the demand may be considered. The Official Side agreed that Ministry of Finance would revisit the issue; Ministry of Railways was advised to send a fresh proposal in detail after examination, indicating the financial implication involved in the proposal.

Item No.4 regarding Grant of Minimum Entry Pay meant for Direct Recruits to Promotees.

The meeting ended with the agreement that some more issues/anomalies would be discussed in the next meeting in continuation of this meeting.
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RECORD NOTE OF THE Sth NATIONAL ANOMALY COMMITTEE (NAC) MEETING HELD ON 9TH JUNE, 2015

In continuation of meeting held on 29.05.2015, a meeting of the National Anomaly Committee (NAC) was held on 09.06.2015 at 3:00 PM under the Chairpersonship of Ms. Mamta Kundra, Joint Secretary (Establishment), Deptt. of Personnel & Training in Room No.72, North Block, New Delhi.
2. Shri Asholi Chalai, Director (JCA) welcomed the representatives of the Staff Side & Official Side and invited Leader and Secretary Staff Side for their Opening remarks on the items.

3. Leader Staff Side requested for Action Taken Report as agreed upon in the earlier meeting and also enquired on the status of a full time Director, JCM.

4. Leader of Staff Side suggested that a decision regarding Pay fixation under Rule S-13 to the staff who are shouldering higher responsibilities may be taken early. They also questioned the need for the concerned Ministry to send their proposals to Finance Ministry for approvals, when the employees are promoted to same grade pay and when the competent authority could take a decision. The matter may be settled within the Ministry / Department as there has been abnormal delays for more than 2/3 years.

5(a). Leader Staff Side further mentioned that the Departmental Anomaly Committee decision at the Railway Ministries level for merger of Technician GP 2400/- with GP 2800/- allotment of Grade Pay 4600/- to Loco Pilots (Mail/Exp) and grant of additional allowance to all Running Staff. These proposals are pending with the Finance Ministry long.

5(b). He also mentioned that Railway Ministry’s proposal for allotment of GP 1800/- to those retired/died between 05.09.2008 and 15.12.2008 is pending with the Ministry of Finance. He said that these former staff are entitled for GP 1800/- as there was no scope for giving them training. He further stated that in this connection, Railway Ministry’s proposal may be connected.

The Official Side noted that suggestions of the Staff Side on the issues mentioned in para 5(a) and 5(b) of the Minutes and stated that the proposal of Ministry of Railways pending with the Ministry of Finance will be examined for appropriate course of action.

5(c). Secretary, Staff Side requested that the meeting of National Council (JCM) may be convened at the earliest so that the 10 point of demands, which have already been submitted to the Government may be discussed and resolved.

The Official Side agreed to consider this suggestion.

6. It was also submitted by the Staff Side that pay fixation of Defence personnel who are re-employed in various Ministries / Departments also needs to be finalised along with cadre restructuring proposals of Ministry of Defence and Postal employees.

7(a). Secretary, Staff Side showed concern that inspite of repeated assurances, the anomalies raised by the Staff Side could not be resolved. If these anomalies are not resolved before 7th CPC, the employees will be at a'great loss.

7(b). He also mentioned that many proposals from Ministry of Railways for merger of Technician GP 2400/- with GP 2800/- to many railway employees is pending with Ministry of Finance and this issue needs to be resolved at the earliest.

The Official Side noted that the issue of merger of grade pay of technician in Railways was already included in para 5(a) and 5(b) of the Minutes. The specific reference from Ministry of Railways will be examined and readdressed.

7(c). It was also submitted by the Staff Side that pay fixation of Defence Personnel who are re-employed in various Ministries/Departments also needs to be finalised along with cadre restructuring proposals of Ministry of Defence and Postal employees.

7(d). The Staff Side Members of Ministry of Defence raised the following issues:-

(i) a proposal for granting ACP benefits to the Labourers of Defence Establishment by granting a one time relaxation of Trade Test, since as confirmed by the Department of Expenditure, the post of unskilled and semi skilled has been merged w.e.f. 01.01.2006, the MOD proposal may be approved.

(ii) MoD proposal for granting 3% increment benefit on promotion of Master craftsman to Charge main in the same GP of Rs. 4200 may be approved.

(iii) MoD proposal for grant of bunching of increment benefits in the pre-revised pay scale of Master craftsman, pending with DoPT may be approved.

(iv) MoD’s proposal for grant of MACP in GP Rs. 4600/- to those Master Craftsman whose pay scale was upgraded w.e.f. 01.01.2006 be approved.

The Official Side informed that these were not part of the agenda for the meetings held on 29th May and 9tlh June, 2015 and therefore would be examined separately.

8. Staff side insisted that matter should be referred to PM again with their earlier agreement.

Official Side informed that as per discussions held in the meeting, the matter will be put up once again to the Finance Minister for decision in the matter.

9. The discussion held Item-wise were as under:-

Items 1 & 8: Anomaly in the Pay Band/Grade Pay of gazetted officer in pre-revised pay scale of Rs.6500-10500. Maintaining horizontal relativity between the Sections Officers of Central Sectt. and the Income-tax Officers, Superintendents of Post Offices, Superintendents of Central Excise and Customs Deptts.

Item No.2: Anomaly in the pay scale of Data Processing Assistants Grade -A.

Item No.3: PB-2 with Grade Pay of Rs. 4200/- for Lab Technicians.

Item Nos. 4 & 7:- Upgradation of Pay Band and Grade Pay of LDC, UDCs and Stenographers Gr.III in Subordinate Offices & Maintaining the horizontal parity as recommended by the 6th Central Pay Commission.

Item No.5 Grant of GP of Rs.4200/- to Senior Clerks of Delhi Milk Scheme.

Item No-6 Removal of anomaly in the case of Artisan staff of different Departments.

Item No.9:- Pay Band and Grade Pay for Medical Assistant of Ordinance Factories.

Item No.10: Store Keeping Staff

Item No.11: Children Education Allowance - Denial thereof.

Item No.12: Note on Master Craftsman in MMS under Department of Posts for discussion in the Fast Track Committee.

Meeting ended with vote of thanks to the Chair.
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List of Participants who attended the Meeting of the National Anomaly Committee held on 9.06.2015

CHAIRPERSON
Ms Mamta Kundra
Joint Secretary (Establishment)

OFFICIAL SIDE                                            STAFF SIDE
MS A.G. MatheW,JS(PerS)
Department of Expenditure                      Shri M.Raghavaiah, Leader
Shri Mohan Lal,Director (DD)              Shri S.G.Mishra, Secretary
Shri A.K.Qasim,DS,CBEC                      Shri Guman Singh, Member
Smt Neera Khuntia,
Railway Board                                     Shri R.P. Bhatnagar, Member
Shri Vikram Gulati,DPCII,
Railway Board                                     Shri C.Srikumar, Member
Smt Mukta Goe1,Director,DoPT             Shri M.S.Raja, Member
Shri Arun Malik,Director(SR) D/o Posts Shri R. Srinivasan, Member
Shri Surender Kumar,
ADG(PC Cell) D/o Posts                    Shri Rakhal DaS Gupta,Member
Shri Sharda Prasad, Dy. Secy.
 Department of Defence Production Shri J .R. Bhosle, Member
Shri Manmohan Pipi1,DS(CP)
 D/o Defence                                          Shri K.K.N.Kutty, Member
Shri A.K. Jain, DS(Pay), DoPT
Shri Pushpender Kumar,US(Pay), DoPT


Source: http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/11_1_2015-JCA-19102015.pdf



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