Sunday, 8 June 2014

One additional increment on 01.01.2006 for retired between Feb to Jun 2006: Finmin Clarification to Deptt. of Post

One additional increment on 01.01.2006 for retired between Feb to Jun 2006: Finmin Clarification to Deptt. of Post

No. 4-4/2008-PCC (Corr.)
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF COMMUNICATIONS & IT
DEPARTMENT OF POSTS
(Pay commission Cell)


Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New delhi-110001
Dated: 04 Jun 2014.

To,
All Chief Postmaster General,
All Postmaster General,
All General Manager (F)

    Sub:- Clarification for additional Increment for the officers/officials whose date of increment falls between Feb to Jun 2006 & retired before their DNI in 2006.

Please refer to this Directorate letter of even No. dated 20 Mar 2012 in which DOPT OM NO. 10/02/201-E.III/A dated 19 Mar 2012 was circulated.

2. A doubt has been raised by the PAOs & sought clarification on the above subject if the officers/officials whose date of increment falls between Feb to Jun 2006 & retired before their DNI in 2006 are entitled for one additional increment in pre revised scale on 01-01-2006.

3. The above issue has been examined in consultation-with Ministry of Finance & clarified vide UO No. 48817/E.III-A/2014 dated 21 May 2014 as under,-

“M/o Communications & IT is informed that this Department's OM No. 10/02/2011- E.III-A dated 19-03-2012 is applicable only to those employees, who were due for increment between February and June, 2006. Those officials who were not in service on their due date of next increment are not eligible for one additional increment on 01-01-2006 in terms of this Department's OM dated 19-03-2012".

4. This is for information & further action.


sd/-
(Surender Kumar)
Assistant Director General(GDS/PCC)

Source: NFPE

Agenda for 25th SCOVA Meeting porposed by Bharat Pensioner Samaj

Agenda for 25th SCOVA Meeting porposed by Bharat Pensioner Samaj

 Proposed agenda 25th SCOVA:-

MS Sujasha Choudhury
Dy. Secretary (P) DOP &PW
3rd floor,Lok Nayak Bhawan, Khan Market New Delhi -11003
E-mail: sujasha_choudhury@yahoo.co.in /c.taneja@nic.in

Ref : F. No. 42/29/2014-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: 5 th June, 2014


Regarding: 25th meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) scheduled to be held in the month of July, 2014 under the Chairmanship of Hon'ble MOS (PP).

Madam,

Bharat Pensioners Samaj forward hereunder the Agenda items for inclusion in the final Agenda of 25th SCOVA meeting:


1.Implementation of Pricipal CAT judgement dated 01.11.2011 in OA 0655/2010 No.0655/2010 : 
Now since all appeals & even curative petition filed by the Govt. against the said judgment have been disposed off by the Apex Court & the part judgment indirectly stand implemented vide DOP &PWP OM 38/37/08-P&PW(A) dated 28/01/2013 Regarding Revision of pension of pre-2006 pensioners - reg. (Revised concordance table) DOP & PW should implement the said judgment (which is in REM) in TOTO in case of all pre 2006 Pensioners.

2.Difficulties of BSNL pensioners

a) The BSNL Pensioner has to depend upon two authorities’ i.e. District Head, i.e. SSA and Pension Head, i.e. CCA. The SSA comes into picture for payment of Medical Reimbursement for which a scheme known as BSNLMRS is in force. The payment is made quarterly. In number of cases Pensioners are kept waiting and are not informed about the status of their claims. Though there are clear orders from the BSNL Corporate office to effect payment through ECS, it is not being done.

b) In the number of cases, the Pensioners have pending grievance relating to pay-fixation, promotion etc and has to approach the authorities. There is no machinery for the Pensioner or Pensioners Association to approach the BSNL Authorities and as such they have to struggle indefinitely for settlement of their grievance.

c)The CCA’s are holding Pension Adalat for DOT/BSNL pensioners’ at Circle Level dividing the Circle in few parts and each part has Pension Adalat only once in a year.  In such Adalats, for cases related to BSNL which constitute 80% of the total cases one Officers from BSNL attends the Adalat . All the cases related to BSNL are made over to him for further disposal which never happens & Pensioners have to suffer making the exercise futile.

    Our proposal


i.  Impress upon BSNL Authorities, at all Levels to be accessible to Pensioners Associations.
ii.  BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi may be requested to entertain/respond letters from Pensioners Association, regarding the issues which warrant its intervention .
iii.  BSNL Corporate Office, New Delhi may be requested issue instructions to the Chief General Manager Telecom at Circle/District i.e. SSA level to entertain and respond to correspondence from Pensioners Associations.
iv.  The Associations should be given time for the meetings to raise pensioners issues at Circle/SSA Head.
v.  For BSNL Pensioners Separate Pension Adalats should be held quarterly as is being done by the Controller of Communication Accounts, in each Circle for DOT Pensioners.
vi.  Nodal officer for Pensioner should be appointed in SSA/CCA to settle the Pensioners issues.
vii.  Like Central Government Pensioners, Pension of BSNL Pensioners should also be revised simultaneously whenever revision takes place The BSNL Pensioners association should be given opportunity to submit their Memorandum on Pension related issues and should also be heard by Wage Revision Committee of BSNL, whenever it takes place.

3.RELHS :Railway administration should disclose to SCOVA members the progress on compliance of following items:

2(i) Smart Card facility to RELHS beneficiaries :
Instruction in this regard were issued vide Boards letter Nos 2007/H/28/1/RELHS/Smart card dated 18.07.2012& 27.8.2012 But the said orders have not been implemented on all the Zones even after Two years. Rly Board is requested to disclose to SCOVA members Zone wise progress with cause of delay if any.

2(ii) On 24th February 2010 during the budget speech Minister for Railways, vide para 51, announced that Rly. outpatient Departments (OPD) and diagnostic centers will be set up at Gurgaon & other cities.

2(iii) RELHS facilities to dependent parents ; The then Rly Minister in her budget speech on25th February 2011 vide para 56 announced extension of medical facilities to both dependent father and mother of railway employees..

2(iv) Minister of Railways in his Budget speech in parliament on 26.02.2013 vide Para48 iv announced extending the treatment facility in case of medical emergency to RELHS beneficiaries to all cities where hospitals are empanelled either with CGHS or with Railways.

Announcement in budget speech is commitment to Parliament thus warrants time bound action for implementation. So far there is no visible action in this regard. Rly Board should disclose zone wise status to SCOVA members.

4.CGHS: Health care & Medical aid is not a luxury to be possessed by a privileged few .keeping this in view following issue need to be resolved with out delay.

4(i) Discrimination to P&T Pensioners: The Central Government Pensioners, whether they were beneficiaries or not while in service, are permitted to join CGHS on retirement. However the Ministry of Health & FW issued an order dated 1.8.1996 according to which all P&T Pensioners who were not participating in CGHS while in service have been debarred. This order is discriminatory & should be withdrawn forth with.

4(ii) P&T Dispensaries: Following the recommendations of the V CPC and VI CPC, 19 P&T Dispensaries in 12 CGHS Cities have been merged with the CGHS. Instead of now allowing all P&T pensioners irrespective of the station they live, only those who are living in these 12 Cities have been allowed to participate in the CGHS. These instructions are discriminative as all other Central Pensioners are permitted to join CGHS irrespective of the fact where they are living. These instructions too be withdrawn and all P&T Pensioners may be allowed to avail CGHS fecilities.

4(iii) CSMA Rules 1944: The CSMA Rules, 1944 should be extended to pensioners living in non-CGHS areas and stations, which are at present not covered by CGHS.

S.C. Maheshwari,
Secretary General,Bharat Pensioners Samaj

Source: http://scm-bps.blogspot.in/2014/06/bps-proposed-agenda-for-25th-scova.html

EPFO likely to provide 9% interest for 2014-15 - Economic Times

EPFO likely to provide 9% interest for 2014-15 - Economic Times
By PTI | 7 Jun, 2014

NEW DELHI: Retirement fund body EPFO is likely to provide nine per cent rate of interest on PF deposits for the current fiscal to its over five crore subscribers, slightly higher than 8.75 per cent paid in 2013-14.

"The initial estimates indicate that the Employees' Provident Fund Organisation (EPFO) can easily provide nine per cent rate of interest on PF deposits for 2014-15," a source said.

According to him, the improved market conditions, especially after the formation of a new government at Centre last month, have raised expectations of higher yields on various investments by the body.

EPFO manages a corpus of over Rs 5 lakh crore. It has received Rs 71,195 crore as incremental deposits from its subscribers under social security schemes run by it during 2013-14, which is 16 per cent higher than Rs 61,143 crore collected by it in 2012-13.

The source said EPFO also plans to unlock its investment of around Rs 55,000 crore in Special Deposit Scheme (SDS). The government pays a fixed rate of eight per cent on SDS to EPFO which is lower than other investment options available in the present legal frame work.



EPFO is also expected to improve yields or returns on its investment under the new norms prescribed under an investment pattern notified by the Labour Ministry last year.

According to the new pattern, EPFO can invest up to 55 per cent of its funds in debt securities issued by banks and financial institution and other body corporates.

The new investment pattern also allows EPFO to invest up to five per cent of its corpus into money market instruments, including units of mutual funds, equity linked schemes regulated by Securities and Exchange Board of India.

The new investment norms also provide for parking up to 55 per cent of the EPFO funds in a new category comprising government and state bonds.

Source: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com

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