Sunday, 20 May 2018

Deplorable condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways etc- reg.

Deplorable condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways etc- reg.

NFIR

Registration No. : RTU/Nnn/31/2012
No. II/23/Part III
Dated: 19/05/2018
The General Secretaries of
Affiliated Unions of NFIR

Brother,

Sub: Deplorable condition of Railway Quarters on Indian Railways etc- reg.

During NFIR's PNM meeting held with the Railway Board on 13/l4-11-2017, Federation raised the issue of the condition of Railway Quarters outside agenda and stated that the condition of quarters continue to remain deplorable. Federation further said that the deteriorated condition of Railway quarters and the Railway colonies is on account of non-allotment of adequate funds and non-availability of artisan and other support staff under the JEs/SSEs (Works). Federation also stated that the deterioration of conditions has been causing severe hardships to the staff and their families living in the quarters.
Railway Quarters on Indian Railways


Railway Board during NFIR's PNM meeting held on 10/11-5-2018 conveyed following position through Action Taken Statement delivered to the Federation in the meeting:-

"Railway is carrying out repairs and maintenance of quarters along with constructions of new quarters on regular basis and this is ongoing process. Efforts are being made to repair more number of quarters each year with more fund allocation under demand No. 11 (500). For repair and maintenance of residential buildings, Rs. 1790 Cr. (RE) were allotted in year 2017-18 under Demand No. 11 (500). In the year 2018-19, this amount has been increased to Rs. 1899 crores. A Committee was constituted on comprehensive Housing Policy to examine, inter-alia, upkeep and maintenance of colonies as well. The Committee submitted its report on 3110112018. Based on the recommendation of Committee, Board inter-alia has approved the following for implementation in phased
manner:-

(i) For upkeep and maintenance of Railway colonies, setting up of IT based call centres at location of maintenance redressal.

(ii) Setting up of a separate wing for maintenance of infrastructure not related directly with operations. Delhi Division is to undertake this project on pilot basis.

(iii) Fixing of periodicity and scale/schedule of Renovation and maintenance in line with CPWD (CPWD Portal) and practices.

(iv) Specification of Fixtures and Replacement items also need to be in line with CPWD Practice.

(v) Expenditure in PU 32 is to be maximized to 85%. Further PU 32 is to be splitted as under:-

a. PU32A for Type I & II.
b. PU32B for Type III and IV and
c. PU32C for Type V and above houses.

Instructions in this regard have been issued to all Zonal Railways.

Further, as per the full Board's decision taken in the meeting held on 05/10/2017 on maintenance of service buildings and colonies, all Zonal Railways have been asked to adopt user compliance for satisfactory completion of works in service buildings and colonies and to outsource maintenance work for selected colonies.

It may be seen from the above that substantial efforts are being made by Railways to improve the maintenance of Railway colonies and in the years to come the outcome of these steps will be visible".

Above position is conveyed to the affiliates for offering views to the Federation soon,taking into account ground reality and holding discussions with the concerned staff and authorities.

Yours fraternally,
(Dr. M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary
Media Centre/NFIR.
File No. NFIR/PNM/110.

Source: NFIR

Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 - Exercising of option for fixation of pay

Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules 2016-Exercising of option for fixation of pay

Ministry of Defence
Department of Defence
D(Civ I)

Subject: Implementation of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 - Exercising of option for fixation of pay

This is regarding exercising of option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure in terms of following provisions of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016:

Para 5 Save as otherwise provided in these rules, a Governments servant shall draw pay in the Level in the revised pay structure applicable to the post to which he is appointed.

Provisio 1: Provided that a Government servant may elect to continue to draw pay in the existing pay structure until the date on which he earns his next or any subsequent increments the existing pay structure or until he vacants his post or ceases to draw pay in the existing pay structure.

Provisio 2: Provided further that in cases where a Government servant has been placed in a higher grade pay or scale between 1st day of January, 2016 and the date of notification of these rules on account of promotion or upgradation, the Government servant may elect switch over to the revised pay structure from the date of such promotion or upgradation, as the case may be.

2. Regarding the aforesaid provision, clarification was sought from Ministry of Finance/Dept. of Expenditure on the issue of exercising of option for fixation of pay by the government servants in 6th CPC Pay Structure till their promotion which falls after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 (i.e. 25.07.2016).

3. Now, MoF(DoE) have issued clarification dated 19.03.2018 (copy enclosed) wherein it has been clarified that the option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure after the date of notification of CCS (RP) Rules, 2016 i.e. 25.07.2016 cannot be exercised as Rule 5 of the said Rules provided for option only for promotion taking place upto 25.07.2016 (date of notification of the said Rules)

4. The clarification guidelines mentioned in para 3 above may please be adhered to.
sd/-
(Pawan Kumar)
Under Secretary
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
(E.III.A Branch)

Reference: Notes at p. 9-10/n of Ministry of Defence (Finance) in its File No. 12012/2/2016-AG/PB read with notes at p. 4-5/n in File No. 2(2)/2017-D(Civ.I)

MOD(Finance) may please refer to their notes at p. 9-10/n in File No.12012/2/2016-AG/PB Seeking clarification of this Department as to exercising of option for fixation of pay by the Government Servants in 6th CPC Pay Structure till their promotion which falls after the date of notification of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 (i.e. 25.7.2016).

2. The above matter has been examined in this Department. It is clarified that the option for fixation of pay in the revised pay structure after the date of notification of CCS(RP) Rules 2016 i.e. after 25.7.2016 cannot be exercised, as Rule 5 of the said Rules provides for option only for promotion taking place up to 25.07.2016 (date of notification of the said Rules).

3. This issues with the approval of Joint Secretary (Personnel).

sd/-
(Ashok Kumar)
Under Secretary(E.III.A)
Source: http://cgda.nic.in/

DoPT : Grant of Paid Holidays due to election to be held in various places on 28.5.2018


DoPT : Grant of Paid Holidays due to election to be held in various places on 28.5.2018
"Bye-elections to fill clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituencies of Maharashtra, Nagaland and Uttar Pardesh and State Legislative Assemblies of Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to be held on 28.05.2016"

Paid Holidays - Election

F.No.12/3/2016-JCA-2
Government Of India
Ministry of Personnel Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department or Personnel & Training)
Establishment (JCA-2) Section
North Block, New Delhi
Dated May 18, 2018
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Bye-elections to fill clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha Parliamentary constituencies of Maharashtra, Nagaland and Uttar Pardesh and State Legislative Assemblies of Bihar, Jharkhand, Kerala, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal to be held on 28.05.2016 - Grant Of Paid holiday to employees - regarding

The undersigned is directed to state that, as informed by the Election Commission of India vide their letter No.78/EPS/2018/836 dated 11.05.2018, bye- elections to fill the clear vacancies in the Lok Sabha from the following Parliamentary Constituencies in the States of Maharashtra, Nagaland and Uttar Pradesh are to be held on 28.052018 (Monday):

S.No.StateNu mber & Name of Parliamenta Constituency
1.Maharashtra11- Bhandara- Gondiya
2.Maharashtra22- palghar (ST)
3.NagalandNagaland
4.Uttar Pradesh2- Kairana
2. Bye-elections to fill the clear vacancies in the following State Legislative Assemblies of some States are also to be held on 28.05.2018 (Monday):
S No.StateNumber & Name of Assembly Constituency
1.Bihar50 - Jokihat
2.Jharkhand34 - Gomia
3.Jharkhand61- Silli
4.Kerala110 - Chengannur
5.Maharashtra285 - Palus Kadegaon
6.Meghalaya53 - Arnpati (ST)
7.Punjab32 - Shahkot
8.Uttarakhand05 - Tharali (SC)
9.Uttar Pradesh24 - Nourpur
10.West Bengal155 - Maheshtala

3. In this regard the guidelines already issued by this Department vide Office Memorandum No.12/14/99-JCA dated 10.10.2001 would have to be followed for the Central Government Offices, including industrial establishments, in the concerned States.

4. The above instructions may please be brought to the notice of all concerned for information and compliance.
sd/-
(Raju Saraswat)
Under Secretary (JCA)
Source: DoPT

Friday, 18 May 2018

Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union - GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands


Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union - GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands

No.08-09/2017-SR(Vol-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of India
(SR Section)
Dated: 17th May,2018
To
The General Secretary,
All India Postal Employees Union - GDS,
Dada Ghosh Bhawan,2151/1,New Patel Road,
New Delhi - 110008

Subject : Indefinite strike call given by All India Postal Employees Union - GDS from 22.05.2018 in support of their 2 points charter of demands.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to your letter no. AIPEU- GDS/CHQ/Strike/2018 dated 17-05-2018 on the above cited subject and to inform you that a meeting with DDG(SR &Legal) has been fixed on 18.05.2018 at 04:00 P.M in that matter.

Please make it convenient to attend the ibid meeting.
Yours faithfully,
S/d,
(Daisy Barla)
Director (SR & Legal)
No.08-09/2017-SR(Vol-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of India
(SR Section)
Dak Bhawan,New delhi - 110001,
Dated : 17th May,2018
The General Secretary,
All India Postal Employees Union - GDS,
Dada Ghosh Bhawan, 2151/1, New Patel Road,
New Delhi - 110008
APPEAL

On behalf of department of Posts, I hereby appeal to you to call off the proposed indefinite strike from 22th May,2018 as no useful purpose is served by such strikes/agitations.

2. The issues submitted by the Unions under active consideration of the Department. Moreover, at a time when the Department is going through a complete IT makeover such agitation will only allow to strengthen the hands of our competitors which agreeably is not in the overall interest of the Postal Department. The proposed indefinite strike may, therefore, be called off.
S/d,
(Daisy Barla)
Director (SR & Legal)
Source : NFPE

Amendment of Rule 16(1) of AIS (Death-Cum- Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 2018


Amendment of Rule 16(1) of AIS (Death-Cum- Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 2018

MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Death-Cum- Retirement-Benefits
NOTIFICATION
New Delhi, the 16th May, 2018

G.S.R.457(E). - In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) read with sub-section (1A) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the Government of Jammu and Kashmir, hereby makes the following rules, further to amend the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Rules, 1958, namely :-

1 (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement-Benefits) Amendment Rules, 2018.
(2) They shall be deemed to have come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the All India Services (Death-Cum-Retirement- Benefits) Rules, 1958 in rule 16, after the third proviso under sub-rule 1, the following proviso shall be inserted, namely :-

"provided also that a Member of the Service holding the post of Chief Secretary to the Government of Jammu & Kashmir may be given extension of service, under exceptional circumstances, for a period beyond six months but the total term as Chief Secretary not exceeding three years and up to the age of sixty-two years, whichever is earlier, on the recommendations made by the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir, with full justification and in public interest, with the prior approval of the Central Government".

[F.No. 24012/04/2018-AIS-II]
KAVITHA V.PADMANABHAN, Dy. Secy

Note : The principal rules were published in the Gazette of India, vide No. G.S.R. 728 (Extraordinary) Part II, Section 3, Sub- section (i) dated the 18th August, 1958 and subsequently amended by the following notifications:-

Sl. No.GSR No.Date
1.52604th September, 1964
2.52703rd April, 1965
3.52803rd April, 1965
4.52903rd April, 1965
5.57217th April, 1965
6.21512th February, 1965
7.191517th February, 1966
8.59003rd March, 1968
9.68706th July, 1974
10.75502nd July, 1974
11.94607th September, 1974
12.27(E)24th January, 1975
13.72414th June, 1975
14.226423rd August, 1975
15.263508th November, 1975
16.203020th December, 1975
17.12831st January, 1976
18.19614th February, 1976
19.31606th March, 1976
20.50410th April, 1976
21.75805th June, 1976
22.75705th June, 1976
23.118214th August, 1976
24.176525th December, 1976
25.57907th May, 1977
26.83002nd July, 1977
27.83102nd July, 1977
28.1598(E)6th November, 1977
29.1700(E)24th December, 1977
30.252(E)18th February, 1978
31.253(E)18th February, 1978
32.460(E)08th April, 1978
33.922(E)22nd July, 1978
34.924(E)22nd July, 1978
35.214(E)02nd January, 1979
36.161(E)03rd February, 1979
37.373(E)03rd February, 1979
38.1151(E)15th September, 1979
39.1291(E)22nd October, 1979
40.512(E)10th May, 1980
41545(E)17th May, 1980
42546(E)17th May, 1980
43978(E)27th September, 1980
44248(E)07th March, 1981
45276(E)14th March, 1981
46705(E)01st August, 1981
47293(E)09th January, 1983
48557(E)03rd July, 1983
49712(E)Olst October, 1983
5033(E)21st January, 1984
51559(E)15th June, 1985
52813(E)31st August, 1985
53275(E)22nd May, 1987
54343(E)03rd April, 1988
55271(E)06th July, 1988
56567(E)16th July, 1988
5791(E)25th February, 1989
58420(E)21st February, 1990
59101(E)16th February, 1991
602890(E)23rd November, 1991
61308(E)19th June, 1993
62717(E)19th December, 1997
63718(E)19th December, 1997
64249(E)13th May, 1998
65252(E)18th May, 1998
66259(E)22nd May, 1998
67548(E)31st August, 1998
68719(E)07th December, 1998
6935(E)14th January, 1999
70702(E)01st September, 2000
71355(E)14th May, 2001
72524(E)11th July, 2001
7349(E)18th January, 2002
74779(E)12th November, 2002
75385(E)07th May, 2003
76105(E)06th February, 2004
77820(E)20th December, 2004
78617(E)30th September, 2005
79699(E)30th November, 2005
80727(E)20th December, 2005
81360(E)12th June, 2006
8220(E)12th January, 2007
8358(E)31st January, 2007
84184(E)09th March, 2007
85585(E)28th July, 2011
86612(E)09th August, 2011
87492(E)12th July, 2013
88175(E)05th March, 2014
89170(E)27th February, 2017

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