Wednesday, 2 December 2020

Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2021 - BSNL Holidays 2021

Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2021 - BSNL Holidays 2021

BSNL Holidays 2021

BHARAT SANCHAR NIGAM LIMITED
(A Govt. of India Enterprise)

File No. BSNLCO-A/ 14(14)/2/2020-ESTAB

Dated: 01.12.2020

To,
Heads of Telecom Circles/
All Heads of metro Districts/
All Heads of Administrative Unit, BSNL.

Subject: Holidays to be observed in BSNL Offices during the year 2021- reg.

In accordance with Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Deptt. of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 12/9/2020-JCA-2 dated 10th June 2020, it has been decided by the Competent Authority that the holidays as specified in the Annexure I to this O.M. will be observed in all the BSNL Offices located at Delhi / New Delhi during the year 2021. In addition, each employee will also be allowed to avail himself/ herself of any two holidays to be chosen by him/her out of the list of Restricted Holidays in Annexure II.

BSNL Administrative Offices located outside Delhi / New Delhi shall observe the following holidays compulsorily in addition to three holidays as per para 3.1 below:

  1. REPUBLIC DAY
  2. INDEPENDENCE DAY
  3. MAHATMA GANDHI’S BIRTHDAY
  4. BUDDHA PURNIMA
  5. CHRISTMAS DAY
  6. DUSSEHRA (VIJAY DASHMI)
  7. DIWALI (DEEPAVALI)
  8. GOOD FRIDAY
  9. GURU NANAK’S BIRTHDAY
  10. IDUL FITR
  11. IDU’L ZUHA
  12. MAHAVIR JAYANTI
  13. MUHARRAM
  14. PROPHET MOHAMMAD’S BIRTHDAY (ID-E-MILAD)

3.1 In addition to the above 14 Comnpulsory holidays mentioned in para 2, three holidays shall be decided from the list indicated below by the Circle Heads of Territorial Circles in consultation with the Circle Staff Welfare Board and the representative Union and keeping in view the recommendation of the Central Government Employees Coordination Committee in the State Capitals. The final list applicable uniformly to all BSNL offices within the territorial jurisdiction of the concerned State shall be notified accordingly and a copy endorsed to the Corporate Office within a period of 4 weeks of issue of this letter and no change can be carried out thereafter. It is also clarified that no change is permissible in regard to festivals and dates as indicated.

  1. AN ADDITIONAL DAY FOR DUSSEHRA
  2. HOLI
  3. JANAMASHTAMI (VAISHNAVI)
  4. RAM NAVAMII
  5. MAHA SHIVRATRI
  6. GANESH CHATURTHI / VINAYAK CHATURTHI
  7. MAKAR SANKARANTI
  8. RATH YATRA
  9. ONAM
  10. PONGAL
  11. SRI PANCHAMI / BASANT PANCHAMI
  12. VISHU / VAISAKHI / VAISAKHADI / BHAG BIHU / MASHADI UGADI/ CHAITRA SUKLADI / CHETI CHAND / GUDI PADAVA /1ST NAVRATRA/ NAORAZ/ CHHATH POOJA / KARVA CHAUTH.

3.2 No substitute holiday should be allowed if any of the festival holidays, initially declared, subsequently happens to fall on a weekly off or any other non-working day or in the event of more than one festival falling on the same day.

4. The list of Restricted Holidays appended to this O.M. is meant for BSNL Offices located in Delhi/ New Delhi. The Heads of Territorial Circle in consultation with the Circle Staff Welfare Board and the representative Union and keeping in view the recommendations of the Central Government Employees Co-ordination Committee in the State Capitals may draw up separate list of Restricted Holidays keeping in view the occasions of local importance but the 9 occasions left over, after choosing the 3 variable holidays in para 3.1 above, are to be included in the list of restricted holidays.

 

5.1 For offices in Delhi New Delhi, any change in the date of holidays in respect of Idu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, Muharram and Id-e-Milad, if necessary, depending upon sighting of the Moon, would be declared by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions after aScertaining the position trom the Govt. of NCT of Delhi (DCP, Special Branch, Delhi Police).

5.2 For offices outside Delhi / New Delhi, the Heads of Territorial Circles are authorized to change the date of holiday, if necessary, based on the decision of the concerned State Governments / Union Territories, in Muharram respect of ldu’l Fitr, Idu’l Zuha, and Id-e-Milad.

5.3 It may happen that the change of date of the above occasions has to be declared at a very short notice. In such a situation, announcement could be made through P.I.B/ T.V. /A.l.R. / Newspapers and the Heads of Territorial Circles may take action according to such an announcement without waiting for a formal order, about the change of date.

6. During 2021, Diwali (Deepavali) falls on Thursday, November 4, 2021 (kartika 13). In certain States, the practice is to celebrate the occasion a day in advance, i.e., on “Naraka Chaturdasi Day”. In view of this, there is no objection if holiday on account of Deepavali is observed on- “Naraka Chaturdasi Day (in place of Deepavali Day) compulsory for the holiday BSNL Offices for Diwali in a State if in that State that day alone is declared as a for the offices of the State Government.

7. BSNL Offices which include industrial, commercial and would observe upto 16 trading establishments holidays in a Republic Day, year including three national holidays viz. Independence Day and Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, as holidays. The compulsory of Circle remaining holidays / occasions may be determined by respective Heads themselves for the year 2021, subject to para 3.2 above.

Keshav Kumar)
Assistant General Manager (Estt.II)
Enc: Lists of Holidays.

BSNL Holidays 2021

Source: aibsnloa.org

Railway Employees under the Medical Insurance Scheme for obtaining treatment in private hospitals - IRMS

Railway Employees under the Medical Insurance Scheme for obtaining treatment in private hospitals - IRMS

Medical Insurance Scheme for Railway Employees

INDIAN RAILWAYS TECHNICAL SUPERVISORS ASSOCIATION
(Estd. 1965, Regd. No.1329, Website http://irtsa.net)

M. Shanmugam,
Central President, IRTSA
# 4, Sixth Street, TVS Nagar, Padi,
Chennai – 600050.
Email-  cpirtsa@yahoo.com
Mob:09443140817

Harchandan Singh,
General Secretary, IRTSA,
C.Hq. 32, Phase 6, Mohali,
Chandigarh-160055.
Email gsirtsa@ yahoo.com
(Ph: 0172-2228306, 9316131598)

No: IRTSA/CHQ/Memo .2020-13

Date: 27.11.2020

DIRECTOR GENERAL (HR)
Railway Board
New Delhi

Sub: PROPOSAL OF MEDICAL INSURANCE SCHEME FOR RAILWAY EMPLOYEES.

Ref: 1) Railway Board letter No.E(W)2020/Misc/ Dashboard- GIS, dated 27.10.2020
2) Railway Board order No.ERB-1I/2020/23/30, dated 20.10.2020.

1) Ministry of Railways constituted a committee to examine and tender their recommendations to bring all Railway Employees under the Medical Insurance Scheme for obtaining treatment in private hospitals. IRTSA submits the following for the kind consideration of Railway Board.

 

2) Indian Railways Medical Service (IRMS) is spread across the length and breadth of the country. IRMS is having 125 hospitals and 586 dispensaries, manned by 33,300 medical staff catering to approximately 66 lakh beneficiaries including 12.27 lakh serving employees. In the year 2018-19 Railway Hospitals treated 2.01 crore OPD patients, 5.08 lakh in-patients and performed 1.02 lakh major and specialty surgeries.

7th CPC Transport Allowance and DA granted for Indian Railway Medical Service (IRMS) officers drawing Grade Pay of Rs.10,000/- under DACP Scheme

3) Railway Hospitals performed pre-placement medical examination for 38,000 candidates and carried out periodical medical examination for 1.14 lakh employees. They also examined 12.51 lakh food and water samples.

4) Indian Railways total medical services expenses for the year 2018-19 including cost of medical staff is Rs. 6888.34 crore. That makes average medical expense per beneficiary as Rs.10,500.

5) No medical insurance company in India handles 66 lakh beneficiaries. Medical Insurance doesn’t cover OPD. Since Railway is catering 2.01 crore OPD patients in a year, it may not be possible to include huge OPD beneficiaries in private managed medical insurance.

6) In existing Railway medical system all medical services like OPD, diagnosing, medicines, Surgeries, in-patient care, major treatment/surgeries carried out in referral private/ CGHS hospitals and follow-up checking are part of employees’ welfare scheme offered to employees and their dependents. It is a part of service condition. For retired employees and their dependents who opted for RELHS on onetime payment, same medical services are extended.

7) In the Railway Medical system, no cost ceiling is fixed for entitlement of any required treatment. On the other hand, medical insurance cover is basically extended to in-patient treatments and for surgeries with a ceiling based on the premium paid.

8) For example, United India Insurance Company Limited offers Rs.10 lakh sum insured at premium rate per member Rs.12,386 in age group 41-45. If all 66 lakh Railway beneficiaries are covered under above premium Rs.8370.78 crore will be paid as total premium. Whereas total medical expense of Indian Railways for the year 2018-19 is Rs. 6888.34 crore which is for diverse services given in the Annexure.

9) In the same time there is a need for addition of more private empanelled hospitals in Indian Railways Medical Services with seamless cashless treatment, since large number of serving and retired health care beneficiaries live in the newly developed suburbs of various cities throughout India. It is pertinent to note that in case of emergency, beneficiaries first require to approach Railway Hospital, then they are referred to private hospitals and in many cases precious golden hours are lost in mere formalities endangering the life.

10) Beneficiaries living in faraway places from Railway Hospitals also find it difficult to get their regular treatments and minor treatments occasionally, since they are required to travel long distance to reach Railway Hospitals. These beneficiaries will be benefited if cashless treatment is extended to them in the hospitals available near their living place.

11) Hence it is requested that,

a. Existing Indian Railways Medical Service facilities may please be continued.

b. The proposal for Medical Insurance Scheme for Railway employees / Pensioners and their depended may please be made as additionally facility to the beneficiaries to get their regular treatments including OPD & IPD in empaneled private hospitals, premium thereof may please be borne by Railways.

Thanking You

Yours faithfully,
(Harchandan Singh),
General Secretary, IRTSA

Annexure

List of diverse services performed by Indian Railways Medical Service (IRMS)

1) Attending Railway accidents and similar incidents;
2) Emergency medical treatment for sick passengers;
3) Pre-employment medical examination for prospective employees;
4) Periodical medical examination for employees;
5) Medical boards and other medical certification for employees;
6) Safe water supply at Railway stations;
7) Safe food supply at Railway stations;
8) Running medical first-aid posts for IR factories under the Factories Act;
9) Certification of dead bodies;
10) Certification of perishable goods;
11) Curative healthcare; and
12) Preventive healthcare.

Expected DA - AICPIN for the month of October 2020 increased by 1.4 points

Expected DA - AICPIN for the month of October 2020 increased by 1.4 points

AICPIN for the month of Oct 2020

Expected DA 2020
Expected DA 2020

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT
LABOUR BUREAU

F.No. 5/1/2020-CP/I

CLEREMONT SHIMLA- 17 1004
DATED: 27th November, 2020

Press Release

Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (2016=100) – October 2020

AICPIN for the month of Oct 2020

The Labour Bureau, an attached office of the M/o Labour & Employment, has been compiling Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers every month on the basis of retail prices collected from 317 markets spread over 88 industrially important centres in the country. The index is compiled for 88 centres and All-India and is released on the last working day of succeeding month. The index for the month of October, 2020 is being released in this press release.

The All-India Consumer Price Index for Industrial Workers (CPI-IW) for October, 2020 increased by 1.4 points and stood at 119.5 (one hundred nineteen and point five). On 1-month percentage change, it increased by (+) 1.19 per cent between September and October, 2020 compared to (+) 0.93 per cent increase between corresponding months of previous year.

The maximum upward pressure in current index came from Food & Beverages group contributing (+) 1.29 percentage points to the total change. At item level, Arhar Dal, Poultry (Chicken), Eggs (Hen), Goat Meat, Mustard Oil, Sunflower Oil, Brinjal, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Chillies Green, Gourd, Lady Finger, Onion, Peas, Potato, Electricity Domestic, Doctor’s Fee, Bus Fare, etc. are responsible for the increase in index. However, this increase was checked by Wheat, Fish Fresh, Tomato, Apple, etc., putting downward pressure on the index.

At centre level, Doom-Dooma Tinsukia, Patna and Ramgarh recorded the maximum increase of 4 points each. Among others, 3 points increase was observed in 9 centres, 2 points in 24 centres and 1 point in 33 centres. Rest of 19 centres’ indices remained stationary.

Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 5.91 per cent for October, 2020 as compared to 5.62 per cent for the previous month and 7.62 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 8.21 per cent against 7.51 per cent of the previous month and 8.60 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

All-India Group-wise CPI-IW for July and August, 2020

Sr. No.GroupsAugust, 2019Jul, 2020August, 2020
IFood Group330119.7123.0
IIPan, Supari, Tobacco & Intoxicants391131.6132.5*
IIIFuel & Light282117 .6117 .4
IVHousing434113.5113.5*
vClothing, Bedding & Footwear226125.6126.4
VIMiscellaneous Group254116.8117 .0

General Index320118.1119.5

The next issue of CPI-IW for the month of November, 2020 will be released on Thursday 31st December, 2020. The same will also be available on the office website labourbureaunew.gov.in.

Key Points:-

  1. All-India CPI for Industrial Workers (2016=100) for October, 2020 increased to 119.5 points compared to 118.1 points for September, 2020.
  2. In percentage terms, it rose by 1.19% w.r.t. previous month mainly due to Food group items having a share of 39.17% in the total weight which recorded a rise of 76% between these two months. During the period, increase in prices of food items viz. Arhar Dal, Poultry Chicken, Goat Meat, Egg, Mustard Oil, Onion, Potato, Brinjal, Peas, Doctor’s Fee, Bus Fare, etc., had greater impact.
  3. Year-on-year inflation based on all-items stood at 5.91 per cent for October, 2020 compared to 5.62 per cent for September, 2020 and 7.62 per cent during the corresponding month of the previous year. Similarly, Food inflation stood at 8.21 per cent against 7.51 per cent of the previous month and 8.60 per cent during the corresponding month a year ago.

Friday, 20 November 2020

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021

Highlights of the Freezing IDA order:

  1. IDA will be freezed till 30th June 2021.
  2. IDA rate from 01.07.2020 to be continued till 30.06.2021.
  3. From 1st July 2021, the effective IDA rate will consider the 3 missed IDA rate of 01.10.2020, 01.01.2021, 01.04.2021.
  4. No arrears will be paid for these 3 missed quarters (01.10.2020, 01.01.2021, 01.04.2021).

Industrial Dearness Allowances to be revised quarterly for Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) or PSUs has been freezed by Department of Public Enterprises under the ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises.

Freezing of DA rates - CPSEs IDA pay scales revision till 

30th June 2021
Freezing of DA rates – CPSEs IDA pay scales revision till 30th June 2021

Freezing of IDA, Dearness Allowances for CPSE employees till 30th June 2021:

Freezing of Dearness Allowances to employees of Central Public Sector Enterprises (CPSEs) drawing pay as per 2017, 2007, 1997, 1992 and 1987 IDA pay revision guidelines at current rates till 30th June 2021 order has been issued on 19th Nov’ 20.

The order copy can be downloaded here:Freezing-DA-rates-for-IDA-pay-scales-up-to- 30.06.2021DOWNLOAD

The ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises has already freezed DA /DR for Central Government employees on 23.03.2020. Now, Government of India has issued IDA freezing order for CPSE employees too.

Government of India had released average AICPIN for the quarter Jun’20, Jul’20, Aug’20. With these average AICPIN numbers, the IDA for 3rd PRC should have been increased by 2.52 % from October 2020 for 2017 (3rd PRC) pay scales. Similarly, the IDA from October 2020 for 2nd PRC should have been increased by 5.55 % for 2007 (2nd PRC) pay scales. But, now these increments have been frezzed till 30th June 2021.

No DA/DR to Central Government employees till July 2021

IDA rate calculation for 2nd PRC and 3rd PRC from 1st October 2020

From 01.10.2020, IDA will increase to 20.9 %, increased by 2.52 % for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scale employees. For 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scale, IDA will increase to 165.4 % increased by 5.55 % after declaration of August AICPIN on 30.09.20.

Since, the DA increments have been freezed, so the DA from 1st OCT’20 number will be added while calculating DA from 1st July 2021.

The AICPI – IW (All-India Consumer Price Index – Industrial Workers) is released by Labour Bureau, under Ministry of Labour and Employment, on the last working day of every month for previous month. And based on the consecutive 3 months, means 1 quarter, calculation of average is done to finalize the IDA rate, which may be more or less than the previous quarter IDA rate.

  1. IDA for 3rd PRC from 1st October 2020 will be 20.9 %, increased by 2.52 % for 2017 pay scale.
  2. IDA for 2nd PRC from 1st October 2020 will be 165.4 %, increased by 5.55 % for 2007 pay scale.
  3. IDA from from 1st October 2020 is yet to be declared for 1997 pay scale.
  4. IDA from from 1st October 2020 is yet to be declared for for 1987 & 1992 pay scale (based on the pay-band).


AICPIN -IW of last 3 months

  1. 22.10.2020 – Sep AICPIN – 340  (118 x 2.88 = 340)
  2. 30.09.2020 – Aug AICPI – 338
  3. 31.08.2020 – Jul AICPI – 336

Based on the AICPI-IW data, Department of Public Enterprises (DPE) under Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises calculates the new IDA rate and releases the press note indicating the change in IDA rate.

Similarly, after the release of aicpin-iw data of September 2020, October 2020 and November 2020 by the Ministry of labour and employment, the IDA from 1st January 2021 for PSU, CPSE and Govt. employees will be decided for 3rd PRC, 2nd PRC etc.

Past change of IDA for CPSE employees for 2017 (3rd PRC), 2007 (2nd PRC), 1997, 1987 & 1992 with DPE letter:

The current data of IDA since 01.01.2018 for all the pay scale as well as the historical data of all the CPSE pay scales implemented from year 2017, 2007, 1997 and 1987 & 1982 are compiled here.

This will give you the reference to compare all the data among the different pay scales in different times, how much differences are among the pay scales and in same pay scale, what is the timeline of IDA change.

Here the IDA change has been written for a quarter for all the pay scales. These letters are issued by the DPE under MHIPE. The official letters issued by them has been attached here in the link. Click on the ‘IDA % number’ link to fetch the official letter from the DPE website.

PeriodIDA for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scaleIDA for 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scaleIDA for 1997 pay scaleIDA for 1987 & 1992 pay scale
01.10.2020 to 31.12.202020.9 %, But will be paid 18.4%165.4 %, But will be paid 159.9%Same as DA from 01.07.20Same as DA from 01.07.20
01.07.2020 to 30.09.202018.4 %159.9 %338.8%291-582%
01.04.2020 to 30.06.202018.7%160.7%340.2%292- 584%
01.01.2020 to 31.03.202017.2 %157.3 %334.3 %287- 575%
01.10.2019 to 31.12.201914.8 %152%325.5%280-561%
01.07.2019 to 30.09.201912.4 %146.7%316.6%273-547%
01.04.2019 to 30.06.201910 %141.4%307.5%266-533%
01.01.2019 to 31.03.20198.8 %138.3%303.1%263-526%
01.10.2018 to 31.12.20187.3 %135.6%297.8%259-518%
01.07.2018 to 30.09.20183.8 %128%284.8%249-498%
01.04.2018 to 30.06.20183.5 %127.2%283.5%248- 496%
01.01.2018 to 31.03.20183.4 %126.9%283.1%247-495%
History of Dearness allowance DA (IDA) hike for central public sector enterprises of 3rd PRC(2017 ), 2nd PRC (2007), 1st PRC (1997) and 1987 & 1992

How to calculate IDA rate for 3rd PRC or 2017 pay scale? Example:

  • Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter Mar 2020 to May 2020:
  • Aug 2020 = 338
  • Jul 2020 = 336
  • Jun 2020 = 332
  • Average of the quarter = 335.33
  • Link point = 277.33 (as on 01.01.2017)
  • Increase over Link point = 58 = [335.33- 277.33]
  • DA rate effective from 01.10.2020 = 20.91 = [(58/ 277.33) x 100]

How to calculate IDA rate for 2nd PRC or 2007 pay scale? Example:

  • Average AICPI (2001=100) for the quarter Mar 2020 to May 2020:
  • Aug 2020 = 338
  • Jul 2020 = 336
  • Jun 2020 = 332
  • Average of the quarter = 335.33
  • Link point = 126.33 (as on 01.01.2007)
  • Increase over Link point = 209 = [335.33- 126.33]
  • DA rate effective from 01.10.2020 = 165.44 = [(209/ 126.33) x 100]

 

Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity in the selection process - 100 points scale in merit

Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity in the selection process - 100 points scale in merit

Central Government Employees News Latest Update

Compassionate appointment

Compassionate appointment to ensure 

transparency in selection process
Compassionate appointment to ensure transparency in selection process

F.No.A.12012/8/ 2020- Ad.III.B
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Revenue
Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs

Gr. Floor, Hudco Vishal Building,
Bhikaji Cama Place, RK Puram, New Delhi-66,
Dated: 18.11.2020

To

(i) DGHRD, (HRM-II) ,
Customs & Central Excise, 507,
Deep Shikha, Rajendra Place,
New Delhi- 110 008

(ii) The All Cadre Controlling Authorities
Under Central Board of Indirect Tax & Customs

Subject: Clarification for selecting of applicants who secured equal weightage points on the 100 points scale in merit – reg.

Sir/ Madam,

Please refer to Board’s letter F.No.A.12012 / 52/ 2018-Ad.III B dated 15th May, 2019 wherein a standard operating procedure based on a 100-point scale was circulated for compassionate appointment to ensure transparency and maintain uniformity and to avoid litigation in the selection process.

2. It has been reported to the Board by one CCA that while applying 100 points scale parameters, as mentioned in SOP, some candidates have equal marks in merit and Cadre Controlling Authority is unable to decide the merit of such candidates in case of tie of marks secured by some candidates. The matter has been deliberated in the Board to resolve such situation.

Reservation / Reservation in Appointment on Compassionate Ground Group ‘C’ posts

3. After examination the issue in detail, it is felt that the tie breaking factor can be per dependant available income e. total of first three financial parameters prescribed in SoP (Pension-annualised, total terminal benefits and annual income of earning members and income from property) divided by total number of dependants (spouse, parents, unmarried daughters, minor children, unmarried major son below 25 years and dependant major sons who are physically/ mentally challenged). The lesser the per dependant available income, the higher the rank amongst the applicants whose scores had a tie.

4. In case of tie even after applying the factor of per dependant available income, then the left-over service of Government Servant can be conside This is suggested as it is felt that longer the left-over service of the deceased, the more is the impact on the family. Applicants related to Government servant with higher left-over service would be considered over the one with lesser left-over service. In case of tie even then, the next factor can be age of the applicant, with elder applicants given preference .

5. The tie breaking factor(s) in the order indicated above, should be used only to decide relative merit of the applicants scoring same points on 100- point scale and only if the applicants scoring same points cannot be accommodated against available All the above details are already included in the SOP and hence would be readily available with CCAs in case of a tie.

6. It is requested to offer your comments/ suggestions, if any, on the proposed formula to resolve the Tie cases not later than 26th Nov, 2020.

Yours faithfully,

Sd/-
(Mohammad
 Ashit)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
011-26 162780

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