Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Highlights: Independence Day Prime Minster's Speech 2017

Highlights: Independence Day Prime Minster's Speech 2017

The Prime Minster, Shri Narendra Modi today addressed the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 71th Independence Day. Following are the highlights from his speech:

1. Greetings to my fellow Indians on Independence Day.

2. For the freedom and glory of the country, those who have contributed, those who suffered and sacrificed their lives, I salute all those noble souls, mothers and sisters on behalf of 125 crore people of the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort.

3. We remember the great women and men who worked hard for India's freedom.

4. People of India stand shoulder to shoulder with those affected in the wake of natural disasters in parts of the country & the death of children in the hospital.

5. This is a special year- 75th anniversary of Quit India, 100th anniversary of Champaran Satyagraha, 125th anniversary of Ganesh Utsav.

6. The Quit India Movement was “Bharat Chhodo,” but the call today is “Bharat Jodo.”

7. We have to take the country ahead with the determination of creating a 'New India'.

8. From 1942 to 1947, the country had demonstrated collective strength, in the coming 5 years, we have to take the country forward with the same collective strength, commitment and hard work.

9. In our nation, there is no one big or small...everybody is equal. Together we can bring a positive change in the nation.

10. We have to move forward for making a New India with the collective strength of 125 crore people without any discrimination of small and big people.

11. 1st January 2018 will not be an ordinary day- those born in this century will start turning 18. They are Bhagya Vidhatas of our nation.

12. We have to leave this 'Chalta Hai' attitude. We have to think of 'Badal Sakta Hai'- this attitude will help us as a nation.

13. The country has changed, is changing and can change. We have to move forward with this belief and commitment.

14. Security of the country is our priority. Internal security is our priority. Whether it is our oceans or borders, cyber world or space for all kind of security India is capable to defeat all such inimical forces.

15. Our uniformed forces have achieved the pinnacle of sacrifice in fighting left-wing extremism, terrorism, infiltration and elements disturbing peace. The world had to recognise the strength of India and it clout in the surgical strike.

16. One rank, One Pension policy has boosted the morale of our security forces.

17. Those who have looted the nation and looted the poor are not able to sleep peacefully today.

18. No law was passed for those having Benami property for years. However after the recent passage of the Benami Act, within a short span of time, government has confiscated Benami property worth Rs. 800 crores when these things happen, common men feel that this country is for the honest people.

19. Today, we are celebrating the "festival of honesty".

20. GST has shown the spirit of cooperative federalism. The nation has come together to support GST & the role of technology has also helped.

21. Today, the poor of the country is joining the main stream and the country is moving torwards the path of progress.

22. Good governance is about speed and simplification of processes.

23. India's stature in the world is rising. The world is with us in fighting the menace of terror. I thank all nations helping us doing so.

24. We have to work for the progress of Jammu and Kashmir.

25. There is no question of being soft of terrorism or terrorists.

26. Neither by bullet: nor by abuses but by embracing we can solve the problem of Kashmir.

27. Our fight against black money and corruption will continue. We are trying to bring transparency through technology.

28. There is no question of being soft on terrorism or terrorists.

29. People would be the driving force behind the establishment, rather than the other way around - Tantra se Lok nahin, Lok se tantra chalega.

30. New India will be the biggest strength of democracy.

31. Nature of job is changing with changing demand and changing technology.

32. We are nurturing our youngsters to be job creators and not job seekers.

33. I want to mention those women who have to suffer due to 'Triple Talaq'- I admire their courage. We are with them in their struggles.

34. India is about Shanti, Ekta and Sadbhavana. Casteism and communalism will not help us.

35. Violence in the name of 'Astha' is not something to be happy about, it will not be accepted in India.

36. The country is being run by peace, unity and harmony. It is our civilisation and culture to take everybody along.

37. We are taking the nation on a new track (of development) and are moving ahead with speed.

38. We are devoting significant attention to eastern India- Bihar, Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Northeast. These parts have to grow further.

39. Our farmers have worked hard to ensure a Record foodgrain production.

40. Over 5.75 crore farmers have been covererd under Pradhan Mantri Fasal Beema Yojaana.

41. Under Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana, 30 projects have been completed while work is on for 50 more projects.

42. Under Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samapada Yojana we are providing handholding to the farmers from availing seeds to accessing the markets for their produce.

43. More than 14000 un-electrified villages have been electrified.

44. 29 crore JanDhan accounts opened.

45. More than 8 crore youth have received loans without any guarantee.

46. We are fighting corruption - for the bright future of India and the wellbeing of our people.

47. Our fight against black money and corruption will continue and move forward and the loot in the country will not be allowed.

48. Our strive for a Corruption Free India has yielded results.

49. Black money worth Rs. 1.25 lakh crore has been unearthed.

50. Over 1.75 lakh fake companies have been shut down.

51. Post GST savings and efficiency in transportation sector has increased. Efficiency has gone up by 30 percent.

52. More money has come to the banks due to demonetization which will give impetus to the economy.

53. Our country has the world’s largest youth population. Today is the era of IT and let’s move ahead on the path of digital transaction.

54. Let us lead from front, promote digital economy and adopt the Bhim App.

55. We have moved from Co-operative Federalism to Competitive Co-operative federalism.

56. It had been said in the old scriptures that if a work is not completed on time, one does not get the desired results.

57. For the Team India it is the right time to commit for a New India.

58. We shall build together an India, where the poor will have concrete houses with water and electricity connection.

59. We will build such an India, where the farmers will have a peaceful sleep without any worry. He will earn double than what he is earning today.

60. Our resolve is to build an India, which provides all the opportunities to the youth and women to fulfill their dreams.

61. Our resolve is to build such an India, free from terrorism, communalism and casteism.

62. We will build together an India, where there will be no place for nepotism and corruption.

63. We will build together such an India, which will be clean, healthy and fulfill the dream of self-rule (Swaraj).

64. We aspire to build a Divya and Bhavya Bharat.


Central Government To Cut 25 Percent Government Jobs

Central Government To Cut 25 Percent Government Jobs

New Delhi: Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) sources verified on condition of anonymity that 25 percent full-time central government jobs will be cut.

It is an attempt to improve the country's financial health system, the sources added that the job cuts are needed to sustain the government’s expenditure.

"The reality is that we are not as efficient in managing our system as other developed countries are," sources said.
The sources also stated that over the last few years, Pay, Allowances and Pension (PAP) spending constitutes around 3.6 per cent of GDP.

The sources also noted that voluntary redundancies would be offered central government employees who having put in 20 years service or above 55 years.

More than other jobs are expected to go of the central government employees, whose performance is not upto the mark. Overall, the centre will lay off 25 percent full-time central government jobs.

The central government employees unions said they will strongly oppose any government jobs cut scheme, if it is announced.

They claim the job cuts would mean the central government employees are forced to bear the impact of the country’s financial problems. The unions leaders add that budget cuts on Pay, Allowances and Pension would also lead to suffer government smooth business and public service.

However, the sources acknowledged that the central government employees are well paid but the government needs to be more transparent in decisions regarding jobs in the central government department and ministry as the government employees from junior staff to top bureaucrats are not so talent.
So, the government committed to appoint best available talent from out side on the recommendation of the Niti Aayog and the government is mulling to appoint one-fifth of the 25 percent full-time central government jobs cut staff from out side in its departments and ministries.

The central government salaries accounts Rs 128,000 crore in 2017-18 of the nation expenditure. The sources claimed that without making significant changes in salaries costs, this would affect other areas including education, health care and infrastructure.

7th CPC Transport Allowance 7440 issue settled

7th CPC Transport Allowance 7440 issue settled

7th CPC Transport Allowance 7440 issue settled for Matrix Level 1 and 2 (Grade Pay 1800 and 1900)

Department of Expenditure issued an important amendment order regarding Transport Allowance on 2nd August, 2017. Central Government employees who are drawing pay of 24200 and above in Pay Level 1 and 2 of the Pay Matrix, shall be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance 3600 for TPTA Cities and 1800 for all Other Places.
The Central Government employees those who were in Grade Pay 1800 and 1900 and their pay in the pay band equivalent to 7440 and above eligible for higher Transport Allowance.

So, 7440 is now changed as 24200

Rates of Transport Allowance recommended by 6th CPC
Rates of Transport Allowance recommended by 6th CPC

Rates of Transport Allowance recommended by 7th CPC
Rates of Transport Allowance recommended by 7th CPC

Monday, 14 August 2017

Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement

Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code - 226002

No. PT/3088/View/Vol-VI
Dated 11/08/2017
All Sub-Offices
Under PCDA(CC)
Pay- I, II, III (Local)

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement.

A letter of Government of India, Ministry of Defence, (Department of Defence) D (Civ.II) bearing MOD ID No. 17(4)/2012/D-(Civ-II) dated 07.07.2017 received from HQrs office vide their letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI dated 31.07.2017/ 02.08.2017 on the above subject, which is self-explanatory. is available on the website of PCDA CC ( for your information, guidance and necessary action.

Encls: As above
Accounts Officer (PT)

CGDA's letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI dated 31.07.2017/ 02.08.2017

Controller General of Defence Accounts

File No..AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-XI
Dated: 31 Jul 2017/02 Aug 2017
PCDA(CC), Lucknow

Subject: Night Duty Allowance (NDA) - Clarification regarding Fixation of Ceiling of pay for entitlement.
Ref : This HQrs letter No. AT/II/2366/NDA/Vol-X dated 29.05.2015.

Consequent upon issuance of GoI, Min of Def No.17(4)/2012/D(Civ-II) dated 8th May 2015 for implementation of the order dated 5 Nov 2009 passed by Central Administrative Tribunal, Jodhpur Bench in OA 34/2008, filed by Shri Ram Kumar others, reference had been received in The HQrs office from several controllers regarding ceiling of pay for entitlement of Night Duty Allowance. Accordingly, The matter was Taken up with MOD for clarifications.

2. In this context, please find enclosed a copy of Ministry of Defence, ID No. 17 (4)/2012/D-(Civ-II) dated 07th July 2017 on the above subject. The Cases of NDA may be dealt with accordingly.

JT. CGDA (P&W) has seen.
(Ashish Yadav)

7th CPC Allowances Order - Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance for Railway Employees

7th CPC Allowances Order - Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance for Railway Employees

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

PC-VII No. 40
RBE No. 93/2017
New Delhi, dated 11.08.2017

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Revision of the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance: Implementation of Seventh Central Pay Commission's recommendations.

Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendation of the 7th Central Pay Commission related to the above mentioned allowance and in supersession of Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2008/AL-7/2 dated 18.09.2008 , the President is pleased to revise the rates of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance from Rs. 90/- to Rs. 180/- per month under Rule 1606 of IREC (Vol.II)-2005 Edition and the provisions contained in Railway Ministry’s decision below this rule.

2. The admissibility of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will be subject to the following conditions:

(A) The official concerned maintains and uses his own cycle for official journeys.

(B) Travelling Allowance (i.e. daily and mileage allowance) to a Government servant in receipt of Cycle. (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders will be regulated as under:

(i)For journeys within a radius of 8 kilometres from the usual place of duty. No T.A
(ii) For journeys beyond a radius of 8 Kms. But not exceeding 16 Kms. From the place of duty.
(a) If the destination point falls within the local jurisdiction No T.A
(b) If the destination point falls outside the local jurisdiction T.A. admissible under normal rules provided the journey is performed other-wise than on a cycle.
(iii) For journeys beyond a radius of 16 Kms. From the usual place of duty T.A. admissible under the normal rules

(C) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave, training, or temporary transfer.

(D) For any period of more than one month at a time during which a Railway servant in receipt of Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance does not maintain a cycle. or the cycle maintained by him remains out of order or is not used for official journeys for any other reason, the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance will not be admissible.

3. The Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance under these orders shall be granted by the sanctioning authority for a period not exceeding two years at a time and its continuance shall be reviewed sufficiently in advance of the expiry of such period. The sanctioning authority may, for this purpose, specify whenever necessary the local jurisdiction of a Railway Servant at the time of sanctioning the allowance. They should also make a review of the posts under their control and decide the posts for which the Cycle (Maintenance) Allowance should be sanctioned. The Allowance may be sanctioned with reference to the posts and not to the individual incumbents.

4. These orders shall take effect from 1st July, 2017

5. Hindi Version is enclosed.

Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

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